January 5, 1943

Movement Aims to Cancel Game for Duration
NEW ORLEANS, La.—This year’s Sugar Bowl game, played last Friday, saw Tennessee defeat Tulsa 14–7 before a crowd of seventy thousand locals, but the board for the Sugar Bowl meets on Thursday to consider the future of the game. Board members are faced with a strong movement here in New Orleans that feels the game should be suspended for the duration of the war. The general feeling among board members is that suspension of the game would be unwise; however, president of the board Joseph B. David declined comment stating he does not speak for the board. Local news agencies have editorialized that current travel restrictions due to gasoline rationing and mileage limits will nullify the purpose of the annual game, which is to attract large numbers of visitors from outside the region. The federal government may ultimately determine the fate of the game.

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