I HAVE read Edwards’ article in MacLean’s Magazine and I note that the Amateur Union has endorsed a reply sent to this magazine by one of their number, a gentleman from “Dumville,” Ontario (please be sure and spell it correctly).
This statement does not answer the article in any way except to draw a red herring across the trail by questioning Edwards’ motives. Edwards speaks largely of amateur (?) hockey. But what of baseball, track and field, etc?
It seems unbelievable that Amateur officials are unaware that these sports are permeated with direct and indirect violations of the amateur code.
Articles by Edwards and Andy Lytle indicate what many of us know from individual confidences of players and participants which we must respect.
There is no reason why the amateur Union could not check up on some of these declarations which are taken under oath. It is a serious business this swearing of declarations by suspected players, and to simply accept them without question is silly.
What sicken most of us is the hypocrisy of the thing, especially when compared to cases like McConaghy’s.
If, instead of occupying their time with nominations for office, these amateur officials would do some constructive work to better the various sports upon which their own place rests, they would be meeting the charge laid at their door.
In view of their apparent inability to do so, in the face of repeated agitation, I, with others, propose to disregard them from now on in so far as lacrosse is concerned.
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