Monday, May 19, 2008

Fete Honors Paul Durham (Sunday Oregonian 5/19/1968)

Sunday Oregonian May 19, 1968

Fete Honors
Paul Durham

 McMINNVILLE (Special) -- The Linfield College clan gathered Saturday night to honor long-time athletic director and football coach Paul Durham and it turned into an evening that Durham likely will cherish among his fondest memories.

Durham soon will depart for a new job at the University of Hawaii and this was the night that his friend picked to show their appreciation for his service at Linfield which produced a continued string of football titles.

"No president at any time at any college could have had the kind of person Paul Durham has been," said Linfield President Harry Dillin. "History will show he is one of the greatest."

Ad Rutschman, the new football boss, commented: "Everything I possess is attributed to athletics and about 90 per cent of that is because of Paul Durham and Linfield."

Durham was presented with many gifts, including a plaque from some of his players and a complete golf outfit from friends and alums. His wife was presented with a set of luggage.