Jury Weighs Cleaver Killing; Renting the Coliseum, March 19, 1949
Walter Miller slashes his wrists, stabs himself and smashes his head into
the backyard incinerator -- and lives.
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The Rams and Dons paid 15% of their gross receipts while USC and UCLA paid 10%, The Times' Braven Dyer reported. The Dons, of the All American Football Conference, played in the Coliseum from 1946-49.
"As every football fan well knows, the Rams and Dons have been having their troubles making both ends meet," Dyer wrote. "Maybe they're finally going to get a break. Every little bit helps, you know, when you've been on the losing end for so long."
USC paid the most of the four teams, nearly $86,000. The Dons paid a little more than $67,000 and the Rams paid nearly $67,000. UCLA paid almost $52,000.