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191? Sir, you are the greatest athlete in the world. KING GUSTAF OF SWEDEN Jim Thorpe First man in all history to win both the Penthatheon and Decatheon in the Olympic Games; all-American football star; Major League baseball player. Figure Figure Exclusive Management: W. COLSTON LEIGH, INC. 521 Fifth Avenue New York City 77 W. Washington St. Chicago, Illinois Jim Thorpe Jim Thorpe as an all-American football star at Carlisle Indian Institute JIM THORPE is universally regarded as the greatest all-round athlete America has ever produced. He has been described as a veritable Red Grange, Joe DiMaggio, Jesse Owens and Glenn Cunningham rolled into one great athlete. He won the two chief events at the Stockholm Olympics, the Penthatheon and the Decatheon, and became the first man in all history to hold both of these classic awards. All America hailed his achievements and the awards were personally presented by King Gustaf of Sweden with the memorable words: Sir, you are the greatest athlete in the world. Later Jim Thorpe joined the New York Giants and for six years played baseball under the immortal John McGraw. He also helped to organize the National Professional Football League and for a time played professional football. During his undergraduate days at the Carlisle Indian Institute, he was called by Glen S. (Pop) Warner, now at San Jose State, the greatest football player of all time. He also starred in every other competitive sport played at Carlisle, including basketball, hockey, lacrosse and tennis. Jim Thorpe was born at Prague, Okla., of the Sac and Fox Indian tribes. He entered the Carlisle Indian Institute in 1904 and was immediately taken in hand by Pop Warner, one of this country's most celebrated coaches, and in 1912 he won the undying admiration of sports lovers the world over for his amazing prowess and skill in the Stockholm Olympics. Arrayed in full tribal regalia Playing an Indian role in a Hollywood film production Figure JIM THORPE Lecture Subjects • JIM THORPE VIEWS THE SPORTS SEASON One of America's greatest athletes analyses the current season's prospects. During the fall he will discuss football, during the winter he will talk on basketball and hockey and during the spring he will give his views on baseball. Forming the background of his discussions will be his own unparalleled knowledge of and experience in these sports. • UNTIL NOW or THIRTY YEARS AN ATHLETE This is Jim Thorpe's own story of his amazing career. He tells of his youthful years at Carlisle Indian Institute as a football and basketball player, of his spectacular and never-to-be-forgotten success at the Stockholm Olympics, and of his more recent experiences with the New York Giants and in professional football. • THE AMERICAN INDIAN TODAY (presented in costume) As one of the most outstanding members of his race, Jim Thorpe surveys the position of the Indian in America today and discusses his future. He tells of the Indian's ancient culture, his legends, his traditions, and of his present day attainments. • AN HOUR WITH JIM THORPE This is an inspirational talk on the significance of sports in modern life and the true meaning of sportsmanship. It is designed primarily for youth groups, but may be adapted to father and son banquets, to special meetings of adults where youth and the problems of youth constitute the general theme under discussion. It is packed with anecdotes from Jim Thorpe's own life and the lives of other great American athletes.
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Indians of North America
|Personal Name Subject||Thorpe, Jim|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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