Emanuel Celler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, promising organized baseball a time of trials: "They want exemption from antitrust laws. Well, they're not going to get it. I am going to fight them tooth and nail."
Branch Rickey, 77, in St. Louis for the silver anniversary of the Gas-house Gang: "I know a little man here this evening—I am talking of Leo Durocher—who had a greater facility for making a bad situation immediately worse than any man I ever knew. But if I were the sole owner of a major league club made up of probable winners, he would be the man I would select for manager."
Adolph Rupp, 57, University of Kentucky basketball coach, reflecting on the pleasures of fox hunting in the Kentucky manner: "It's the best sport for a man my age. You turn the dogs loose and sit down and listen to them with some sandwiches and a fifth of bourbon. The fox holes up and doesn't get caught; the dogs have a happy time running about—nobody wins and nobody loses, and the alumni don't write letters."
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, clergyman and author, addressing the New York Touchdown Club: "I am a great reader of the sports pages. Indeed I read the sports pages before I read the front pages and editorial pages—so that I can bear to read the front pages and editorial pages."