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Bulldogs of Gonzaga .SwTHE PROGRESS Friday, July produce 75 -k 13, 1%2 years of athletic • a fradttton Diamond jubilee recalls playing greats By Fred Cordova A litany of athletic names were among the conver- sation pieces at the 75th diamond jubilee celebra- tion of Gonzaga University, one of the West's vener- able institutions of higher learning. Such names were Karamatic, Canadeo, Flaherty, Stoclton, Dorais, Cadore, McCool, Dussault, Pecarovich, Evans. Long before Frank Burgess, f Claude Lefebvre and their con- temporaries could hold an in- t tinted ball, Gonzaga was already known from coast to coast for its athletic prowess. Most of those athletic mem- ories came from the gridiron. As Mike Flynn wrote in the Gonzaga Bulletin: "... From 1892 to 1941 Gon- zaga grew from infaney to manhood and the football team moved from the cradle to the grave. Football was born un- heralded and died in debt but during its lifespan came success to match almost anything seen on the nation's grid fields. % . . The men who bore the names spirited the little Spo- kane sehool to heights not dreamt of by schools of equal size. The team has passed on, the stadium rotted and, razed--but from the birth to the death the heroes were there." These were some of them during football's 50-year reign. When Gonzaga Was On Football Map George Karamatic and Tony Canadeo were two of the stars that put the Jesuit university on the football map. Gentleman George came to Gonzaga from Aberdeen and stayed to become the only Bulldog ever to be named to a major All-American team. The Automatic made one of his best plays in 1936, his year of recognition. Against St. Mary's, he returned a kickoff from his own six and plowed through the entire Gad squad for a back Pete Higgins took the opening kickoff and ran the ball 88 yards for a touchdown. But St. Mary's went on to win, 26-13. CANADEO, KNOWN as the "Gray Ghost of Gonzaga," was twice Little All-American before moving to the Green Bay Pack- ers to become a three-time all-pro halfback. He earned lasting fame With his selection to the Helms Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame a few years ago. Perhaps the most heralded single performance in Zag an- nals was the game played by Houston Stockton against the Uni- versity of Wyoming in 1922. The bullet-passing, cannon-baUing Stockton that day scored six touchdowns and made good on 10 of 11 conversions as the Zags buried the Cowboys, 77-0. Red Grange in his notable feat scored only five TD's against Michigan in 1925. In another contest against Montana State University, Stock- ton ran for 310 yards in 30 carries and passed for 68 more on two tosses for a total of 378 yards. The football dynasty was started by the late Dr. Henry Luhn, captain of the first Notre Dame team. Big-time football arrived in 1920 when Notre Dame All-American Gus Dorais became coach. He brought to the West the perfected forward pass, he and Knute Rockne had conceived. IN 1923 Gonzaga became the first West Coast outfit ever to travel east for a football game. The intersectional saw Detroit the topping the Bulldogs, 13-7. Succeeding Dorais was another Irish footballer, "Clipper Smith," who directed the Zags in one of the most-publicized games of 1924. That was the Haskell encounter. The Indians escaped with their scalps, 10-9. In 1934, the Bulldogs under Mike Pecarovieh, compiled an 8-2-1 record with wins over Idaho, Washington State, Washburn and Montana among others. The lean years began in the 30's. revived for a moment when Gonzaga beat the Pacific Coast Conference champ, Oregon, 13-7. Football in 1940 was placed under an oxygen tent. At the end of the 1941 campaign, Gonzaga quietly folded the blue and white uniforms and ended an era. Other Names Of Golden Era down against Haskell is now Father Arthur Dussault, S.J., Gon- zaga's vice president in charge of university relations. He lettered in football, basketball and track. The 1926 graduate recalled an- other famous Gonzaga alumnus: "A lot of people don't know that Bing (Crosby) was a tough little foJtball player. In faet when I was a freshman, we played a sophomore team and Bing played opposite me at center. I've got to admit, he was pretty hard to handle and he boxed ears like everybody else did. You had to step lively to get him out of the way." Another was Ray Flaherty, former all-pro football end, coach of the world champion Washington Redskins before mentoring the New York Yankees and a Chicago pro team. Another colorful athletic personality was Brother Peter Bus- kens, S.J., the campus institution whose many duties included the care of athletic property during the heyday of the football teams. Hardly #ver seeing a full game, "Bro" would usually be in the dressing room saying his Rosary and looking after the personal belongings of "his boys." There were names of Gonzaga greats in other sports. IN BASEBALL, the name Leon Cadore stands out. From the Class of '08, he earned lasting fame in major league records by pitching 26 innings in 1920 for the Boston Braves against Joe Oschreger and the 1920 National League pennant champions, Brooklyn Dodgers. The gameended in a 2-2 tie. Hockey is nothing new to Gonzaga, which is currently fielding a team in intercollegiate competition. The Zag pre-war hockey teams were among the best in the land. Its 1939-40 edition lost out to Toronto University, in a game which would now be termed the national intercollegiate finals. For two seasons from 1038 to '39, the skating Bulldogs de- feated almost every team in sight, including the Big Ten chem. pion Minnesota as the Zags' raced to the Pacific Coast crown. One of the stars during that era was Frank McCool, who went on as a goal-tender for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League. The war ended the era but the sport was revived in 1958. BASKETBALL, now Gonzaga's main athletic bread and butter guard who was twice honored as an All-American by the Helms Athletic Foundation. Burgess built a legacy left by other stand-outs like Rich Evans from Kansas, who in 1950 was named to the Catholic All- America by Catholic Digest Magazine. Jerry Vermillion is another. Recently signed as head coach at St. Martin's College from Shelton High School, "Verb" hauled in 440 rebounds in 1954-55 for a 16.3 average. His rebounding records are the only ones left untouched by Burgess. Then from France in 1958 came a gentle giant, who stood an awesome 7-3 and wore a pair of size 18 shoes. Jean Claude Lefe- bvre never really developed during his two-year stayed at Boone Avenue but he did have one good night against cross-town Whit- worth as a freshman. He scored 52 points for the varsity win. AGAINST THE 1958 NCAA finalist Seattle University Chief- tains, the Tall Gaul scored 20 and 23 points over the defending arms of a player named Elgin Baylor in two nights in Seattle. Some say that Gonzaga's consistently strong teams were dur- ing 1923-25. Members of that quintet were four former Gonzaga Prep teammates: Father Dussault. Eddie Fitzgerald, now a phy- sician at Wallace, Ida., and chairman of Gonzaga's Board of Regents; Herbert Rotchford, now a Spokane dentist; and Ray Flaherty. The fifth man was Mel Ingram, who lettered in four sports at Gonzaga. , And now the hero of the space age at Gonzaga is Burgess from Eudora, Ark., and currently with the Hawaii Chiefs of the professional American Basketball League. Leading the land with a 32.3 game average in the 1960-61 season, he was named to the second All-America teams of the Associated Press and Sporting News and the United Press Inter- national third squad. BURGESS was underrated. His best on the floor for a single night was 54 against the University of California at Davis. The feat is a Spokane Coliseum record. His four-year point total of 2,196 was made from 603 points as a sophomore, 751 as a junior and 842 as a senior. These are the Bulldogs of Gonzaga. A university cannot score. There were other names that helped make that era. also has its campus brand names, build itself. It takes men to do the task. In 75 years, these The previous play was just as spectacular when Zag quarter- Art Dussault, who played center and scored the only touch- Greatest of them all is Frank Burgess, the 6-1 high-scoring men and many others have done an excellent job. CYO to host exchange students __00Olympiaseni°ram°ng_00ame [O;i-00iilrishgridders: Five teen-agars from the National CYO will live with of Mr. and Mrs. ' John Kloeck, St. in St. Bernadette's Parish, The exchange students will r4c)fre : Bolivia, Germany a n d Guatemala have been as- signed to the Archdiocese as high school exchange students during the 1962-63 school year by the National Catholic Wel- fare Conference Youth Depart- ment's International H i g h School Student Program. The international guests of HOLY CROSS BROTHERS I Serve God Through • ' I • Farming • Trades • Teaching a Welting • Social Work a Clerical Work • Foreign Missions | For Information write: Brother I Gilbert Burke, C.S.C. | Notre Dome High School | 13642 Riverside Dr. | Sherman Oaks, Calif. , ! I ., i ji i [ Kennell-Ellis I Artist Photographer I 1426-5th Ave. MA. 4-0080 I 616 Olive Way |l t THE families, CYO teen clubs in the Arch- diocese, according to Rev. Ger- ald Moffat, archdiocesan CYO director. The visitors and the families with whom they will be guests include: Rosario Mendoza Castro of Bolivia, who will be the guest conscripted through 2717 10th Ave. E. in St. Jo- seph's Parish, Seattle. Lourdes Steiner Suarez of Bolivia, guest of Dr. and Mrs. Wilbur Dugaw, Box 502, Toledo in St. Francis Parish, Cowlitz Prairie• Margaret Schmutte of Ger- many, guest of Mr. and Mrs. William Dietz, 215 S.W. 129th Seattle. Angelika Zybura of Germany, guest of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Leineber, 911 W. 32nd St. in St. "James Parish, Vancouver. Lisette Juarez of Guatemala, guest of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Geisler, 9608 N.E. 50th Ave. in Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Vancouver. CYO aims will 0 be discussed perafion Car MA. 2.8290 "Since 1916" LIGHT-PR00F WINDOW SHADES on KING-TV Wash' hits Tacoma Summer camps and the CY0 will be discussed by Rev. Ger- TACOMA-- aid Moffatt, arehdioeesan CYO "Operation Car Wash" wilt director, on "Outlook" at 10 be launched this Saturday by CY0 teen clubs in the Tacoma District. Three clubs are spearhead- ing the district-wide money- raising campaign along with Cross is manning the site. a.m. next Sunday on KING-TV (Channel 5). Father Moffat will expound on the teaching of religion at CYO Camps Bianchet, Don Bosco and Cabrini and within the CYO program itself with effects on the everyday prob- lems of maturing youth. This is the third in a series of nine programs designed to explain the effectiveness of re- ligious training and its relation to the actions and philosophy of the churchgoer, "Outlook" is presented as a public service by the King Broadeasting Co. EXCELLENT RANGE OF COLORS AND STYLES FREE ESTIMATESNO OBLIGATION METROPOLITAN WINDOW BLIND & DRAPERY CO. 1112 PIKE No Charge for Pick.Up and Delivery other CYO teen groups "to fill in a cooperative effort the cof- fers of the district treasury in carrying out a good archido- cesan teen program." A "guaranteed" ear wash is being offered for the spe- cial price of 99 cents, ac- cording to Carol Kriek, dis- trict treasurer and general car wash chairman. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Three designated sites thus far are: Union 76 Service Station 38th and S. Thompson, where mere- hers of St. Joseph's will be sta- tioned. Binger's Service Station, 48th and Pacific, where Holy Ros- ary has been assigned. Ensel's Service Station, N. 46th and Pearl, where Holy Other teen clubs will be located within their respec- tive parishes throughout the Greater Tacoma area.' Barbara Grigsby is car wash co-chmrman. not arrive in the Archdiocese until late August, Father Mob fat said. Parish youth groups are now planning welcome events in their respective areas. The names of the visitors were submitted to Father Moffat by Very Rev. Msgr. John J. Conniff, assistant di- rector of the National CYO. Reserve÷ions open for HN golf ÷ourney Reservations for starting times to the 14th annual Holy Name golf tournament will be accepted beginning August 6. The archdiocesan tourney will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, August 12, in the Jack- son Park Golf Course. St. Matthew's, two-time de- fending champion, is host of the tourney, which is open to all parishes in the Arch- diocese. Entry fee is $1.25 per player. If St. Matthew's wins the tournament it will mark that parish's third consecutive vic- tory and will enable it to keep Danny Thomas awarded the archdiocesan perpetual tro- LOS ANGELES--(NC)-- phy. IN ADDITION to this award, Comedian D a n n y Thomas trophies will be given to first was awarded the Los Angeles Catholic Youth Organization's 1902 Amicus Juvenum (Friend of Youth) Award at the 28th annual convention here of the CYO Federation of Single Adult Clubs. PA UL - TEEN DANCE LEON and. the COUNTS 9 - 11.30 P.M. Saturday, July 14 75e Stag $1.00 Drag St. Paul's Parish Auditorium 57th & Vietor Serving the Entire North End, Queen Anne Hill, Capitol Hill, and Magnolia, Mercer Island and Bellevue 6870 WOODLAWN AVE. LAkeview 3-2000 SEATTLE Knights o/ Columbus THRU THE DECADES, FAMILY FUN AT ITS FINEST Adults and Teen Agers $I.00 and second places in low gross, low net for players with estab- lished handicaps and low net with others for the Calloway Handicap System. Other prizes will be given in all divisions. A special award is also earmarked for the clergy. Entering p a r i s h squads must have a minimum of four players. The phrish with the lowest four-man net total will be declared the tourney winner. Milt Reeder (EM 2-9470) is chairman, and Jack Jones (EM 3-9272), co-chairman. JERRY ABBOTT Member, St, Anthony's and K of C, Rento See Jerry for ell your new and used car needs. 24-hour Service Available New at LEE MORAN CO. LINCOLN CONTINENTAL COMET METEOR MERCURY 12th AYE. and E. UNION ST. EA. 5-3300 Res.: AL. 5-5322 annual picnic Sponsored by Seattle Council, No. 676 SUNDAY JULY 15 10 AM- 10 PM Norm's Cottage Lake Resort (NORTH OF WOODINVILLE) Children Under i4 Free POD,, Ice Cream, Coffee Free expands to LIMA, Peru(NC) A sandy field that is the playground for youngsters of the com- munity, called the City of God, is also a practice area this summer for one part of the University of Notre Dame's varsity football team. It is the place where Brian Boulac, a 6-4 senior end from Olympia, Wash., catches foot- balls thrown at him by seven of his Notre Dame classmates. This happens, however, only in spare moments because the eight U.S. collegians are here on a serious project. They volunteered to help out anywhere in the Lima area where they could advance the Church's mission progress. "Our group hopes to dem- onstrate by this trip," ex- plains Father Laurence Mur- phy, M.M., of Notre Dame, who is supervising the proj- ect, "that young people in the United States are genu- inely interested in and want to work with people of other nations." The students have been as- signed to the "Ciudad de Dios" --the City of God -- a com- munity that sprang up within hours on Christmas Eve, 1954, when 4,000 desperate people of the Lima slums moved south en masse and took squatters' rights on the bleak desert land. Since then the government has built more than 1,400 mod- est homes and I0,000 people have crowded into them or into makeshift thatch houses nearby. THE EIGHT Notre Dame men began their work by get- ting into a distribution line to dole out milk and rolls to more than 600 children who come each day to get the breakfast they could not get at home. Later, four of the students INSURANCE I1 1 SERVICE I "'Speaking abo u t a one-two punch, the greatest shows on earth are now in Seattle the World's Fair and now the Sea- fair!'" SPECIAL REPRESENTATIYE FOR BUSINESS MEN'S ASSURANCE. WHITE HENRY STUART BUILDING SEATTLE • MAin 2-1851 Peru BRIAN BOULAC On serious project took posts in the clinic of Child Jesus Parish. There they took temperatures, made c o t t o n swaths and kept the waiting line moving. The other four went into the parish compound and helped with the recreation program for City of God youngsters. The Notre Darners will also get a chance to work with the 185 boys in the "Ciudad de Nines," Lima's Boystown. They will meet with students from Lima's universities and also with members of Catholic men's organizations here. They will take side trips to Are- missions quipa, Puno and Cuzco to study Peru's customs and culture. "When we leave in Au- gust," d e e I a r e s chairman Thomas Sehlereth, "we want to bring home what we have come to understand about Latin American Catholicism and efforts to alleviate the suffering of the poor. We will share the information with students at our univer- sity, as well as with people in our commnuities an d parishes. We will speak aL other colleges." a The other students re Schlereth, of Pittsburgh; Barry Baldwin, Toledo; Thomas Bishop, New Rochelle, N.Y.; Patrick Deluhery, Davenport, Ia.; Philip Fedewa, Lansing, Mich.; Thomas Jolie, Chicago; and William Moran, Memphis. They belong to a campus or-.... ganization called the Council / for International Lay Aposto-qEF late. Their financial backers in- clude the Notre Dame Mono- gram Club, resident of 17 stu- dent dorms, alumni groups in Toledo and New York City, the Chicago Serra Club and Bishop John J. Wright of Pittsburgh. Two other Notre Dame teams are now in Mexico on a similar assignment. BOULAC, chiefly used as a reserve on defense last year, was named in 1959 the Arch- diocesan CYO Teen Boy of the Year. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Boulac, 228 N. Rogers St. in St. Michael's Parish, Olympia. At Olympia High School, he captained its football team and was rated one of the best cob lege prospects in his graduation year. D0hrc0 si • • . • • • • nce 1850 The FINEST and MOST COMPLETE Selection of Merchandise in the NATION ... " GLASSWARE " KITCHEN EQUIPMENT " CHINAWARE " KITCHEN UTENSILS  " SILVERWARE " FURNITURE Sheet Metal Kitchen Equipment of All Kinds Dohrmann Hotel Supply Co. SPOKANE • SEATTLE • TACOMA • PORTLAND V IVI IVI IVI IV4 IVI V '!. OFFICIAL HEADQUARTERS i for " i Athhtlc Equipment for the Enti!e Family  Seattle's Largest Selection TEAM PBICES of Team Equipment  . HOURS: 9 T0 5:30 Mo.. r, RU SATU.AY ("||B FREE PARKINe L/J  I ! I/'MI llf! y˘' /%1 /'1! 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