Twenty-two girl students of Alma College, at Elmira, N, Y., are shivering In their shoes for fear their names will be known, and they will have to explain the part they took in a football game in the college dining room the other night, in which a large number of panes of window glass were shattered and the chandelier demolished. One of the girls said she thought it was a cruel shame the girls could not play football the same as the boys. Some of her friends decided to have the game, and for that purpose “filched” the ball belonging to the boys. When lights were out, they cleared the big dining room, and from the wreck seen, it is evident they must have had a very fast game, as the place, according to the janitor, was strewn with pieces of dress goods and the like. Three of the girls whose faces bore marks of the struggle have been called upon by the woman principal to explain.
National Police Gazette, December 15, 1894.