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12raTHE,,,, PROGRESS,, , Fricle 7, April 16, I%5 Cordovan caravan: SM's Father Edward by Fred Cordova ATHER Edward Weckert OSB spent 23 of 77 years of his life as a coach at St. Martin's, the Bene- dictine institution of secondary and higher learning in Olympia. BUT FROM 1910 to his becoming pastor in 1933 of St. John the Baptist's Parish in Cle Elum, Father Edward's athletic de- velopment of St. Martin's is a saga from which modern-day SMC Saints and SM High Ranger sports can draw inspiration. Father began as a coach when he was still in high school in 1910. Ranger sports at that time were unorganized.. Students had simply handed together, gotten up independent teams, and challenged all comers. After Father's ordination in 1915, the hall really started to roll. Since St. Martin's was a preparatory and a junior college when Father took over, the Rangers began to take on collegiate, prep, professional and independent squads. THE RANGERS were no razzle-dazzle aggregation, although Weckert-coached squads had a victory percentage of .687 over the 22*year span. But Father had to be foxy to win. TAKE THE TIME when Torchy Torrance, a Seattle civic and business personality, was coaching the University of Washington trash baseball squad against the Rangers in the 20s. A St. Mar- tin's pitcher was running up a string of strikeouts during the game when Torchy ingeniously startedto call the pitches. It finally dawned on Father that Torchy was watching him and had deciphered his signals. With UW up again, Father planted a substitute in the line of Torchy's vision and continued his manip- ulations. The Rangers won, handily. Later ha an afterame session, Fater asked Torch.y how the Rangers' looked. "Don't worry," replied Tetchy succintly. "You'll win if you pitch!" At another meeting between the ball clubs in 1924, Father had instructed his hurler Sleepy (Lofty) Lorang to look at the bench before each throw. From there, Father sat with a fungu between his knees to hide the signals. Lorang struck out 17 for a 7-0 ball game. Again the two coaches bad a postmortem. "You pitched a nico game, Father," Torchy offered. "Yeah, Torchy, it's all in the game, isn't it?" was the reply. St, Martin's had many days of gridiron glory. Among Father's outstanding gridders were center A1 Holder and quarter- back Phil Glenn. The two are now Rt. Rev. Raphael Heider OSB, Abbot, and Father Damlan Glenn OSB, former SMC president and now at Seattle's Assumption Parish. One of the best all-around players Father coached was Dick Hanley, now a priest of the Archdiocese of Vancouver, B.C. The late Tom Sullivan, a tackle who played for the Cincin- " nazi Reds and Jx*my Svoboda, now of Puyallup, were con- sidered top kickers. Two other great backfield men were Bud T. Btffkin of Spokane and the late Joe McCann. Another was a guard by the name of 5ohn (Bunny) Oldham of Olympia. One of Father's choicest football memories revolved around the 1928 game with Columbia University. (Portland U). He had juat suspended nine regulars because of infraction of training rules and the situation was none too bright. But with a team composed of subs and starring Clarence Froehle the Rangers managed to eke out a 7-6 win. working menm--b fin the classroom and on the field--and many went on to higher and nobler achievements. Among the Rangers were Dick Ward, an all-coast pitcher from Everett who joined the Chicago Cubs; Joe Daly with an 8-9 won- lost record for Seattle who was sold to the White Sox; and Leo Fitterer, rated as one of the best reliefers Seattle and Chicago ever had. FATHER EARLIER had an unbeatable battery of Henry l-'mrson*throwing and Walter Carey catching. Paterson, who'd average 17 strikeouts a game, later pitched for Seattle, and is now dead. Meanwhile Walt became a Benedictine and is now Father Vinc, chaplain of St. Peter's Hospital in Olympia. ON THE MAPLE floor, Father used the fag break and St. Martin's became one of the first teams in the nation to use the five-man floating defense. In this horse-race offense "Dick (Father) Henley made a record-breaking 52 points for an 81-27 win over Aberdeen High in 1918. A mainstay on Father's all-time basketball five is a guard by the name of Lorraine Toner. He is now Father Jerome, in- dustrial relations professor at SMC and one of the nation's most noted labor authorities. And you can't forget Harold Lawrence, a forward, who became Father Alcuin and pastor of Queen of Angels Parish, Port Angeles. Basketball records were established by Ranger teams with other names like &sportsman Puggy Hunton, later Gonzag a U grid coach; and the late fleeffooted Bud Gribbin of Seattle, who became a lightweight boxer in the 2Os and fought under the pro name of Bud Fitzgerald. OTHER ATHLETES WHO learned their fundamentals at the Martian campus were Dick Clark, football coach at Seattle's Queen Anne High; John Heinrick, retired University of Puget Sound coach; Diamond Joe Paglia, the Santa Clara coffin-corner kicker; and Hardy Hoffman, All-America guard at Notre Dame; and two-time Flaherty Medal winne Tony Berger, a San Antonio ('rex.) high school coach. Joe Wiatrak, former UW grid star and now CYO lay director of the Yakima diocese; fullback Butch Thompson, Paul (Buck) Smith of Seattle, and some 14 priests also graced Father's teams. These were only a few of the stars. In 33 years, as pastor in Kittitas County, Father Edward be- came somewhat of an oracle for all mentors. But his love for sports and the out-of-doors knew no bounds. Neither did his former stadets. On 0etober 23, 1955, they-- new priestrb lawyers, doctors, businessmen and good hard-. working men in all walks of life--paid him tribute at a testi. monial and reminded hlm:that the lessons they" had learned under him proved to be invaluable. By 1963 he became too ill to carry on as pastor at Cle Elum : and thus he returned home to the Abbey. He died Friday at the age of 77. "(See obituary on Page One) OPEN HOUSE NORM'S COTTAGE LAKE RESORT 9 a.m. to S p.m.. Easter, April 18th FOR THE KIDDIEs, GG.HUNT, I P.M. to 2 P.M, FREE DONUTS mid COFFEE 12 S P.M. HU 6-2243 Woodinville ],500 ADULTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT Q CYO Dinner will give due honor to leaders More than 1,500 adult leaders from throughout the Archdiocese will be honored at the ninth annual CYO Dinner Friday, April 23, in the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. The recognition dinner, conceivably the largest Catholic- sponsored testimonial banquet west of the Mississippi, will begin at 7 pro. In attendance will be the Most Reverend Thomas A. Con- nolly, Archbishop of Seattle. And. if the script of the eight previous years holds up, there will also be in attendance many pastors and other parish priests, personally escorting their youth leaders to the former World's Fair grounds. Expected at the head table besides Archbishop Connolly will be luminaries of the state, county, municipal and civic circles in joining with the dinner sponsor, the Carroll Club of Seattle, to honor these hard-working 1,500 volunteers. VOLUNTEER LEADERS will be honored for their work as athletic coaches, teen club advisors, summer camp counsellors in various fields of youth work including the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Camp Fire Girls and Junior Catholic Daughters of America. The CYO Boy and Girl of the Year for the Archdiocese will CYO pennant progress Now it's soccer for teen-acjers CYO athletics has taken an- other step to provide more participation on the teen club level with th addition of a soccer program, designed to accommodate high school fresh- man and sophomores in the .sophomore division and juniors and seniors in the senior di- vision. Teams will be established, based on parish boundaries. But to insure all interested teen soccer players, "a spot" will be found on the nearest parish team should a player's parish field no team at all, according to Jim Tompkins of St. George's and Frank LaRiviere of Blessed Sacra- ment. The pair have been selected by the CYO soccer commission to head up the new activity. Where appropriate, Tompkins and LaRiviere said, two or more parishes may be com- bined into one team. Deadline for applications is 3uly 1. Applications should be directed to the CYO soeeer Commission, CYO Office, 500 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle 98109. Further information may be had by calling Tompkins at PA 5-7126 or LaRiviere at LA 3- 7115. CYO scoreboard Seattle results Boys' baseball MIDGETS HeW Family 12, Holy Rosary 5. Lady of Guadolupe 7, St. Phllomene 2. St. Anthony (R) 17, Lady of Leardos I. Briscea El, St. Paul 2. St Edward 10, St aenedlct 1 Meant Virgin 12, Sacred Heart (B) I. --complied by Tom Rooney SPARTANS St. Luke I0, St. Alphonsus 0. --compiled by Curt Smith Lady of Guadalupe 7, St. Eenedlct 0. Sacred Heart (a) 8, St. Joseph 7. ---compiled by Don Patrick CADETS Holy Rosary 29, Lady of Lourdos 0. Holy Family 12, Briscoe 7. Brlscoe 24, Lady of Lourdos 6. Holy Family 9, St. Bernadette 2. St. Bernadette 7, "arlscoe S. Holy Family 3, Holy Rosary 2. --compiled by Butt Wlthee St. Margaret 6, St. Joseph 0. Lady of Fatima 3, St. Alphonsas 2. --compiled by John Delnes Sacred Heart (B) 13, Holy Family (K) $. St. Anthony (R) 11, St. Mealca 2. compiled by Duane Atklnsan Fast times are posted on track The CYO track and field season in Seattle Saturday got off to a fast start, thanks to good weather. (Out-of-state Chambers of Com- merce, please note). Grade school meets--dual and triangular at West Seattle Sta- dium and triangular and quad- rangular at Shoreline High -- produced some show-stoppers. Mark Wheeler of St. Tere- sa's and Greg Hay of St. Jo- soph's shone in the 100-yard dash with Wheeler finishing in 11 seconds flat. Eddie Mayer of Assumption ran the 880 in 2:28. Grog Mat- son of Assumption churned the 440 in 59.9. The girls did well too. Paula Morrissey of Holy Ros- ary was timed in the new 150- yard event dash at 19 seconds flat. Liane Swegle of Holy Ros- ary ran the bantamette lO0- yard dash in 13.0. Right be- hind Liane was Katie Henry of Assumption with 13.3. The bantamette century record is 13.1. And team strength is already evident at Assumption, St. Jo- seph's, St. Teresa's and St. Luke's. Over-all results of all meets Saturday follow: Boys' track TEENIES Christ the King 39, St. Matthew 18, Our Lady of the Lake 15. Assumption 43Va, St. Luke 16t S L John 9. Holy Family 35, Holy Rosary 14. St. Teresa 30, St. Joseph 20, St. Philo- mona 12. BANTAMS Our Lady of the Lake 37, Christ the King 18, St. Matthew 12, St. Coth. erlne 5. Assumption 46, St. Luke 16, St. John 2, Holy Rosary 31, Holy Family 7.. St. Teresa 34, St. Joseph 33, St. Philo- mona 4. MIDGETS Christ the King 29, St. Metthews 23, Our Lady of the Lake 19. Assumption 42, St. Luke 22, St. John 2. Holy Rosary 30, Holy Family 29. St. Joseph 36, St. Teresa 35, St. Phllo- mena I. SPARTANS Our Lady of the Lake 54, St. Catherine 3, Christ the King 2. samptlon 58, St. Luke IS, St. John 6. ly Rosary 45, Holy Family 26. St. Joseph 4SV2, St. Teresa 38V2. be chosen from 24 boys and girls selected as Teen-agers of the Month during 1964. Harry Ashmore, president of the Carroll Club, will present the annual Civic Service Award to the organization judged as outstanding for its assistance to youth. The Pro Deo et Juventute (For God and Youth) award will be given to several outstanding volunteer youth leaders. Co-Chairmen for the event are Mr. John Hedrick and Dr. Stephen J. Wood. Candidates for the Carroll Club's $500 Scholarship Teen-Agers of the Year Program (with the boy and girl winner each receiv- ing $250 for use at a college of their choice) include: January--Nancy Jensen, Immaculate Conception, Mount Vernon, and William Lukoskie Jr., Holy Rosary, Edmonds. February--Diane Bye and Paul M. Bader, both of St. Frances Cabrini, Tacoma. March- Sharon Wright, St. John's Mission, Montesano, and Gordon Gibbs, St. Mary's, Aberdeen. April--Mary Ann Peebles, Our Lady of Fatima, Seattle, and James Cunningham, Assumption, Seattle. May- Pamela Wagner, St. Monica's, Mercer Island, and Jerry Graddan, St. Francis of Assisi, Seahurst. June- Cheryl MeCann, Our Lady of the Lake, Seattle, and Rune Simard, St. Matthew's, Seattle. July--Kathleen Myers, St. Anne's, Seattle, and Terry Lackie, St. Joseph's, Seattle. August--Denise Ekar, St. Mary's, Aberdeen, and Patrick Libbey, St. Michael's, Olympia. September--Mary Hermann and James W. Murray, both of St. John's, Seattle. October--Diane King and Dennis Kenny, both of Holy Rosary, Edmonds. November--Mary Ann Carson, Sacred Heart, Tacoma, and Jim Koval, St. Joseph's, Tacoma. December--Lori Turner, St. Bernadette's, Seattle, and Paul Holder, Holy Rosary, Seattle. Another award highlight is the presentation of the CYO Pro Deo et Juventute (For God and Youth) medal, which recognizes those outstanding adults who have contributed their time and talents for more than 10 years. Areas of service are Catholic scouting, camping, Camp Fire Girls, Junior CDA, CYO grade school activities and teen clubs, athletics and any other under archdiocesan CYO auspices. Since 1956, some 50 laymen and laywomen have become recipients, unaware until their names are announced that they were selected for the high honor. The presentation will be made personally by the Archbishop. : i: :i Another CYO Daffodil float prize.winner A SECOND.PLACE award Saturday in the Puyallup Valley Daffodil Festival Parade went to the Tacoma Dis- trict CYO float entry, co-sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. The category was in division seven for youth groups. The float depicted Michelangelo's "Pieta," bedecked Aberdeen youths in CYO spotlight NANCY ALLEN DRUZIAN!CH LYONS Two students from Aber- deen's Weatherwax High and officials of St. Maa-y's CYO Teen Club have been named CYO Teen-Agers of the Month by the Carroll Club of Seattle. They are Nancy Jean Dru- zianich, 17, a senior and teen club religious chairman; an d Ice skaters mark Patron's feast day The feast day of St. Lidwina, Patron Saint of ice skaters, will be celebrated Saturday, April 4, at Gold Creek Park Ice Dome in Woodinville with spe- cial skating sessions from 1 to 3 and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The saint is not well-known in most parts of the US but in some areas where skating is popular chm'ches celebrate spe- cial St. Lidwina Masses on her feast day. In Seattle this day will be recognized with a Mass at 11 a.m. at the Log Cabin in Gold Creek Park. Celebrant will be Father William S. Codd SJ of Seattle University. The saint, born in 1380, was an avid skater during her youth and skated many boors on the frozen canals of her native Hol- land. While s k a t i n g with some with 40,000 daffodils on a vehicle 33 feet long. Riding on the float (from left) are Joan Craig, Our Lady Queen of Heaven; Marlene Anderson, St. Joseph's; Patricia McCartin Sacred Heart; Colleen Johnson, Holy Cross; Carol Miller, St. Rita's; and Cherrie King, St. Frances Cabrini's. (Progress Photo by Joseph Shensky) OIDea dads slate 'smoker' WANTED: S&H The film "Sports High- Coreen Stamps light of 1964" and a host of sporting dignitaries will be pre- sented at the Father and Son Night of O'Dea High Sehoot next Tuesday in Caedral Hall Festivities will begin at 7:30 pm with a "sports smoker," announced Paul M a u r i c e, president of the sponsoring O'Dea Fathers Club. Dignitaries will include Rick Mathews, former O'Dea bas- ketball star, and Tom Work- man, formerly of Blancher, both with the Seattle Univer- sity Chieftains; Eddie O'Brien, SU athletic director; plus other personalities in the football, hydroplane, hockey and sports. writing worlds. Also planning to attend are prominent O'Dea alumni, head- ed by Superior Court Judge George Stuntz. for new truck for CYO camps 3,000,000 Stamps June, 1965 Goal 1,136,444 Stamps As of 1965 April 16, aooooaoQooaoaaoaoaao St. Paul 3, St. Edward 2. CADETS Allen Ward Lyons, 16, a junior, friends when she was 16 years Mount Virgin 4, St. Edward O. Our Lady of the Lake 52%, Christ the and club treasurer, old, she fell on the ice, an ac- -. uotes b e, St. Paul 20, Cathedral 0. King 30th, St. Catherine I. --compl, by Lea SOha Assumption S,, St. John 10, St. Luke ,. An hor student since a cident whicb left her an invalid | =__ __1 on er Holy Family 44, Holy Rosary 36. life. She | y| Seattle s#and;n,,s. --. - St. JoSeph 42, St. Teresa 39. freshman, Nancy is secretary for the rest of her : Ear ny"o-s' baseball Girls' track of the Honor Society end a suffered for many years before : , MIDGETS SOUTHWEST TEENETTES member Futuref the Nurses,Teen-Age VOl-or_ herseveraldeath, miracles were con- a* mJm HEALTHLIFE ** w w ch,is, the KIng ,, oo, Lady of unteers S&H Holy Family 2 0 euodalupe I 2 Lake 21, St. Matthew ,. chestra and is also a CCD nected with Lidwina's life :::-"i GROUP : Holy Rosary 44, Holy Family 19. of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Dru- In 1890 she was canonized e . r.- MIDGETS EAST St.menaJOSeph 46, St. Teresa 21, St. Philo- zianich, 216 E. 8th St., Abet- and declared a saint by the . St. Edward 2 O Sl. Edward 2 1 Mt. virgin 2 t st. Joseph 1 1 S'BANTAMETTE S deem Church. Saint Lidwina was : FAMILY a Truck ,,aml.,al00n sacred HeartS, , St Soo00,00 mer":'er Our Lndy Of the Lake , St. Matthew Local winner of the Voice of officially listed as patron e! INCOME : MIDGETS SOUTH ,o, Christ the King 8. Democracy contest and district saint of ice skaters in 1944. :  HOSPITAL e e St. George 2 0 Brlscoe 1 2 Assumption 45, St. Luke I$, St. John 1. St.keardesAnthonY 2 11 t St. Paul O 2 st.HlYTeresaRSary,, St.O' JosephHly FamilY:iT. t,. third-place finalist, Allen be- The general public is in- :! MORTGAGE e SPARTANS SOUTH MIDGETTES longs totheschoolLatin, Mens vited to the Ice Dome skating e:]li:, e: LLOYD00 t Guedelupe 3 0 St. Benedict O 2 St. Matthew 30, Our Lady of the Lake Glee and Science Clubs the session. Reduced rates will be St. Francis 1 O St. Joseph O 2 20, Christ the Klng 9. Honor Society end schooi' dra- in effect and free coffee and . .... SueredHearte 1 1 St. Luke 24, St. John 20, Assumption 20. CADETS WEST Holy Rosary 48, Holy Family 16. maties and is als0 an altar brewnies will be served. Chuck ** May. the blessings, and loys o/ : St. Margaret 3 0 Fatima 1 I St. Joseph 44, st. Teresa 22, St. Philo- boy. He is the son of Mr. and Lee, manager, may be con- ths Easterude Jail on you : St. Joseph 1 1 St. Alphonsus O 3 mona 1. . St. Anne I  SPARTANETrES Mrs. F. W. Lyons, 902 Harding tacted at HU 6-2709 for further . and your tamdy and the rest a CADETS EAST Our Lady . the Lake 3s, Christ the Rd., Aberdeen. i,nformafion. "  FOWLER King 20, St. Matthew 8. of your loved ones. Sacred HeartB2 O St. AnthonyR I 1 Aisamptlon 40, St. Luke 18, St. John 6. ERS OF SAINT JOHN OF GOD "; :" St. Lealse 1 O St. Monico 0 2 Holy Family 33, Holy Rosary 18.  e Agent for Holy FamllyK 1 T St. Joseph 39, St. Teresa 28. a CADETS SOUTHWEST CADETTES i BUSINESS MEN'S : Holy Family 3 0 Sriscoe 1 2 Our Lady of the Lake 40, Christ the   Chr|sfian Charity o Every Corner of 'he Globe I Holy Rosary I , Leardes 0, King t,, St. Matthew e. UNITED ST00.S : ASSURANCE ' St. Bernadette 1 1 Assumption 41, St. Luke 11, St. John 9. Holy Family 6, Holy Rosary 0. CANDIDATES TRAINED AS: Events to come st. Joseph 42, st. 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