Evening Tribune Des Moines, Iowa
navy League In Meeting
Com. E. E. (Rip) Miller, assistant football £coach at the United States Naval academy, Annapolis, Md., was the speaker at a charter presentation of the Des Moines Council of the Navy league at the Des Moines club Wednesday noon.
Karl E. Madden, Keokuk business man and Navy league vice-president for Iowa, presented the charter to John Shuler, temporary chairman of the Des Moines council, after which Commander Miller made a plea for the encouragement of more competitive games, especially those which involve physical contact. He pointed out that this is important to the physical fitness of the young men of the nation.
The speaker, a former Notre Dame football lineman. said there are certain elements of the population which would scrap the country's athletic program just as the navy was scrapped in large part in the decade which followed 1920.
Miller will address a charter meeting at Ottumwa, la., Wednesday evening, and later in the week will talk before nine other similar gatherings.
The navy league, it was pointes out, is the civilian arm of the navy. One of its principal objectives is the maintenance of aj adequate naval force after victory, with the strength and efficiency needed to preserve the national defense, ^^j^*10**^
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