Not a very comforting thought for college presidents who are beginning to wonder who will pay for the next shipment of football cleats.
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Which makes one wonder what the rationale is at Baptist Christian College of Shreveport, La. BCC has an enrollment of 174 men and 36 women, yet there are men's basketball and baseball teams and 30 men are on football scholarships, meaning almost one-third the male population is jock. Last year the school's total budget was $164,000; the football allotment for 1974 is $50,000. BCC played 1974's first college football game in 46,500-seat State Fair Stadium. The Little School With Big Ideas, as BCC calls itself, lost to Southern State College of Magnolia, Ark. 40-0. Fewer than 500 attended.
When he is not harpooning men's souls, the Reverend Henry S. Rabb likes nothing better than to pull in smallmouth bass. Minister of the Second United Church of Christ in Harrisburg, Pa., Rabb estimates that in the 25 or so years he has fished the Susquehanna River he has boated a flock of bass—maybe 15,000—putting his faith in a South Bend Midg-Oreno plug, perch colored, with which, he says, "You can do it all."
For those who need further instruction, Rev. Rabb has written his own version of the Ten Commandments, one, considering his records, that has to be more sacrifishious than sacrilegious. Written for the Susquehanna, they apply almost anywhere. They are, in summary: fish the river with an expert; fish from a canoe in order to get over shallow places and into waters seldom plied; take a good supply of South Bend Midg-Orenos; remember that the week before a full moon is when the bass are most active; respect micropteros dolomieu's fighting spirit and use no less than eight-pound monofilament; do not bait fish, or fish on a windy day, or when the river is high and muddy or with careless or unpleasant companions, "lest thou end up in the water with the bass." And, of course, go to church.