▶ The Basis for Symmetry
In 1949, Samuel B. Webb, a prominent B&C member and friend of both Fitz and Clark, was tapped to head a special committee tasked with establishing an objective and fair system for scoring antlers and heads. The committee included Fitz and Clark, whose systems were similar in that each system recorded tine length, circumference, and antler spread. The difference was in the importance each placed on symmetry. There was a very clear bias as to how antlers should look--and it was all about perfect symmetry. The left antler should look like the right antler. If not, penalizing deductions should be taken.