Iowa City, Iowa
GASSIN' with GUS
_By GUS SCHRADER
THE TIME IS BIGfHT for ihc University of Iowa to pay tribute to the memory of the Iowa athletes who gave their lives in World War. II ... I think it would be a fitting memorial to dedicate Iowa stadium to that end . . . Lots of talk and writing follow- ; ing the death of Nile Kinniek suggested that the now praetieally nameless stadium he called the Nile Kinniek Memorial stadium in honor of the famous llawkeye who met death in the Pacific . . . This was a fine idea bu1 the university was wise in deciding that the honor shouldn't be limited to Kinniek alone, even though he was the widest known of Iowa's war dead . . . Fourteen Iowa athletes, major "I" winners, have paid the supreme sacrifice ini "World War II.
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WHAT WE MUST DO immediately is get action started to have the dedication ceremony performed this fall, while the memories
of these heroes and what their supreme sacrifices meant to our country's liberty are still strong: upon our consciences . . . We are going to ask th e student council to get university officials busy in planning the ceremony either at the Homecoming game against Wisconsin Nov. 3 or at the Dad's day affair with Minnesota Nov. 17 . . . Anything that we can do will be carried out gladly.
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THE NAME to be dedicated in our heroes' memory can be agreed upon later, but it should be something along the line of Iowa Memorial stadium . . . Many other colleges have Memorial stadiums but it's the idea behind it and not the name that's important . . . All 14 of the names should be placed on a huge plaque and an appropriate ceremony should be used in the dedication, complete with band, short speeches of commemoration, appearance of former Hawkeye
athletic greats, and a very appropriate lump in everybody's throat . . .
It's kind of a humbje" thing in comparison to 14 brave American lives,
but it's the best we can do right now . . . Here is a complete list of the
Iowa men whose honor we would be immortalizing:
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Ens. Nile Kinniek, football, basketball; killed in Pacific June 2, 1943, with navy air corps.
Lt. Ray Walters, swimming; killed in south Pacific April 13, 1942, with navy air corps.
A/C Robert Jones, swimming; killed in Florida Feb. 8, 1942, with navy air corps.
Lt. Victor Vargon, swimming; killed in Middle East Feb. 1944 with army air corps.
Pfc. John McCammon. track; killed in Italy May 1944 with army.
Lt. Irvin Wolf, track; killed on Guam July 1944 with marines.
Lt. Sidney Story, basketball; in California Sept. 1944 with army air corps.
Lt. Harold Lind. baseball; on Saipan Sept. 1944 with marines.
S/Sgt. Burdell Gilleard, football; killed in action on Leyte Nov. 1944 with army.
Lt. Rudolph Bolte, gymn: in European theater Oct. 1944 with army.
Lt. Robert Yelton, football; in France Jan. 1945 with army.
Lt. Bush Lamb, track, football; missing in North Africa Nov. 1942; now officially declared dead by army air corps.
Maj. Robert Blaylock. golf: killed over France Dec. 31. 1943. with army air corps.
Lt. Edward Mahoney. football, track: in Georgia Oct. 1945 with army air corps.
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IOWA WILL HAVE a new assistant basketball coach to help Pops Harrison this winter, if our ear-to-the-ground is not deceiving us . . . He'll be Tommy Lind, surely no stranger to the Hawkeye hardwood . . . Tommy was a star forward here for th/ee years with his last and greatest season coming in 1939-40 . . . Look for an official announcement of his being hired soon . . . LOUIS GINSBERG, Iowa grid guard, is a great admirer of the art of hypnotism and is fond of describing tfie unbelieveable feats of some hypnotist who stays at his house.
* o * THE IOWA-INDIANA game this afternoon will have a flavoring of the 1939 Iron Men with the presence of Iron Mike Enich and Ken Pettit . . . Both wounded with the marines in Pacific action, the two are expected to witness today's game while on sick leave . . . Mike was wounded twice in action ... Ken has been in Great Lakes hospital recovering from an injury received when he was hit in the arm by an airplane propellor ... At the hospital there he had a bed right next to that of Bill Hofer, former Iowa frosh football coach, who received shrapnel wounds at Okinawa.
* o o ERIC WILSON JR., son of Iowa's capable news service director, Eric Wilson Sr., is a leading candidate for George Bresnaham's track team . . . Young ''Rickey" starred for U. High as a prep cinderman, has a big job ahead to live up to his dad's fine record as a Hawkeye . . . MAYBE WE SHOULD leave this for the Campus Consultant's column tomorrow, but we just gotta reveal that Jerry Niles, who will quarterback and captain the Hawks this afternoon, was slated to hang his fraternity pin last night on a lovely little Theta, name of "Gitsie" Lewis.
IRON MIKE ENICH
1939 Flavor to Game Today
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