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?Our thanks to the Moora family for an ingenious pay-as-you-see television plan. For Happy Knoll's Olympic Fund this has been still another record week, so thanks also to George Allerton, Waterbury, Conn.; J. V. Shufelt, Athens, Ga.; Robert Jones, Cobleskill, N.Y.; C. E. Roll, Dayton; Edgar Lawrence, Avon-dale, Pa.; John Rice Jr., Boston; F. L. Etchison Jr., Monterey, Calif.; Rick Gale, Norman, Okla.; Gordon Seyfried, Boulder, Col.; John Cooley, Glenwood, Wash.; P. S. Logan, University, Ala.; Charles Pease, Detroit; Noel Gaerttner, Madrid, Spain; Albert Locker, Venice, Calif.; Mrs. Corson Castle, Lockport, N.Y.; Calvin Brown, New Haven, Conn.; Gilbert Ide, Memphis; S. Abbey, C. Bronfman, H. Holler, J. Robinson, H. H. Hoffer, Montreal; Sarah Collins, McKinney, Texas; C. C. Coker, Dallas; Helen Seng, Winnetka, Ill.; W. J. Grube, Delaware, Ohio; Sam Dickey, Springfield, Mo. and many anonymous contributors.—ED.
ST. LOUIS AND SOCCER
Soccer has been one of the principal sports and pastimes here for generations and if you will refer to the records, you can determine that some of the best soccer players this country ever produced were born and bred in St. Louis. Thousands of soccer fans patronized both the professional and amateur soccer games, notwithstanding the most inclement weather, every weekend.
Maybe you might remember such teams as the Scullin Steel, Benn Miller and others who, time and again, won the championship of the United States and before 10,000 or more people, which is a lot of folks for a soccer game in this country.
My memory takes me back to when the great Pilgrim team of England played soccer here against an aggregation of all-stars, the series having been played in an old National League baseball park following a series between St. Louis and Boston.
I would hate to tell you what the scores were in favor of the Pilgrims but I will say that this was over 50 years ago, so you can see that we have been at it a long time.
?Ah, those wonderful days—the St. Leo's, the Naval Reserves and the Innisfails, too. And along with the great Ratican don't forget such as Rube Potee, Hap Marre, Billy Quinn, Ribby Murphy, Duke Sheahan. Get Dent McSkimming of the Post Dispatch to name the rest.—ED.
PORTRAIT OF THE PROPRIETOR
?See below for the great man himself.—ED.