Saturday, May 09, 2009

Articles by Linfielder Howard Graves



This story below is by reporter Howard Graves, who attended but did not graduate from Linfield. After graduating in spring of 1944 from Robinson, Ill., High School (also known as Robinson Township High School or R.T.H.S.), he went to work for weekly (issued on Thursdays) Robinson Argus newspaper.

Howard recalls he was paid 10 cents per column inch to report on high school sports. The Argus was in competition with the Robinson Daily News, which had a full time sports writer and a Saturday edition. That might explain the reasons The Argus story is long and detailed. By the way, Howard joined the U.S. Navy on Nov. 28, 1944. Thus, this article was one of the last he wrote before going into military service.

This story was published in the (issued on Thursdays) Argus. It describes a Armistice Day high school football game –- Robinson vs. Marshall -- in 1944. Armistice Day that year was Saturday, Nov. 11. Perhaps the game was played that night or perhaps it was played Friday night, Nov. 10? Howard thinks it was played on Friday, the typical day then (and now) for a high school football game.


See story here about a visit with Howard and his wife, Audrey.

Maroons Win
Armistice Day
Pigskin Tussle


Down Strong Marshall Team By
Scot of 27 to 6; Victory Over
Oblong On Turkey Day, Nov.
23rd Will Give the R. T. H.S.
Eleven The E.I, and Valley
Championships.


By HOWARD GRAVES
Capt. Jack Kaley, know as the arm to his schoolmates, proved that name against Marshall on Armistice Day in the annual pigskin tussle which the Fighting Maroons came out of top 27-6. For Kaley, his runningmate, Dave Steele, and kid brother “Hoop” put on an aerial attack that has not been witnessed for sometime by local fans. The strong Marshall forward wall stopped the vaunted Maroon running attack so Kaley took to the air to bring victory number eight to the Maroons. Perhaps with this victor came the E.I. and Wabash Valley championships for left on the Maroon schedule is only their cross county rival the weak Oblong Panthers.

On the receiving end of these passes were Lew Olds, Bob Schneider, and when Steele wasn’t pitching he was snagging the pitches of Kaley. Defensibly the Maroons were a little off the ball by past performances. The line seemed weak at times and at other times felt like playing the game. But, the old stalwarts Wayne King and Bob Schneider played their consistent game of stopped any play coming their way. The Maroons left loose another backfield threar in Mike Cauley. Cauley ripped some beautiful holes in the Marshall line and was one of the better players on the field.

The Lions won the kick off toss and took their ball on their 40 after both teams exchanged points and the ball rested on Marshall’s 46 yard line in the Maroons possession. Kaley streaked 54 yards for the opening touchdown. Capt. Kaley also drop kicked the extra point. Kaley intercepted a Lion pass on his 19 yard to start the next series of fireworks. Steele picked up a yard and on 3rd down punted. Vic Bennett, husky Lion guard, broke through the Maroon line and blocked the punt. The Lions recovered on the Maroons 10 to give them their first break of the game. The first quarter Summers picked up 4 yards. English added another yard to bring up the fourth down and five yards to a first down. And then the Lions made a mistake by one that they didn’t make again. Summers took the ball on an end sweep but Schneider brought him down for no gain and the loss of the ball for the Lions. The Maroons took over on their 19. Cauley and Steele gave the Maroons a first down and took them out of the hole but the tough Marshall line braced so Kaley took to the air. V. Kaley hit brother Jack with a pass that netted 23 yards. J. Kaley threw to Schneider for an 18 yard gain and another first down on the Lions 24. The Maroons lost five yards on an offside penalty by Capt. Kaley kept calling aerials and Steele took his hand in the game and hit Olds on the 3. Cauley made the touchdown in two plunges. Kaley made the extra point. Steele intercepted a Loin aerial and the Maroons started another drive. The Kaley brothers took the ball to Marshall’s 32. Here the Maroons could go no farther and the half ended with the Maroons trying to score.

The Lions started the second half with blood in their eye and a determination to grab the game from the visiting Maroons. “Hoop” Kaley returned the kick off to the 28. Steele punted to the 44. With Summers and Maurer totin the ball the Lions advanced to Robinson’s 39. Here the Maroons bucked up a little bit and held for downs. A series of passes gave the Maroons their third chucker. Kaley pitching from the 40 hit Steele who carried the ball for 50 yards to score. The play was good for 59 yards. Kaley’s attempted kick for point was blocked. King intercepted another Lion pass to start the Maroons again on the road to paydirt. With little “Hoop” Kaley using his throwing arm and plunging by Don Shears helped to advance the ball to the Marshall one yard time. Were V. Kaley plunged over. Brother Jack kicked the point.

With Summer and Maurer lugging the Lions started their touchdown drive late in the third quarter. Maurer and Summers toted the ball. To the Robinson 35 and with the help of a roughing penalty got the ball to the 20 from where Maurer slanted between left tackle and end to score standing up. The game ended on Marshall’s 38 in the Fighting Maroons possession.

MaroonsWinbyHowardGravesNov1944.doc
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Wildcatville says, when Howard Graves was a Linfield College student writing for the Linfield Review student newspaper, he went to Portland and covered the May 17, 1948, debate of Republican presidential candidates Gov. Thomas Dewey of New York and Harold Stassen, former Minnesota governor. A story he wrote about the debate -- held in the studios of KEX Radio and broadcast nationally -- was printed in the newspaper. Dewey went on to win the Republican nomination and lose to President Harry Truman in the general election held Nov. 2, 1948. Read about the debate in 2011 story 'Dewey beats Stassen: Republicans hold a real debate.' It is written by 1957 Linfield grad Floyd McKay. 

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Ludington (Mich.) Daily News - Friday, Dec 23, 1966

Two Wyoming Gridders Lost 

By HOWARD GRAVES, Associated Press Sports Writer 

EL PASO,Tex. (AP) — Football practice sessions for Saturday's Sun Bowl game became so secretive Thursday that two Wyoming players got lost. 

And Wyoming Gov. Clifford Hansen and Gov.-elect Stan Hathaway, both Republicans, were run out of the Florida State workout after jestingly being accused as "football spies" by a young coach. 

"It was all kinda comical," commented Dave Lantz, graduate assistant at FSU, after he had asked Hansen, Hathaway, University of Wyoming President Dr. John King and two others to leave the practice. 

But it wasn't nearly as comical for Wyoming gridders Glen Lybarger, offensive tackle, and Tom Gottfaurg, defensive end. 

They were following the Wyoming team bus in a private car driven by a professional football scout. The car lost the bus at a stop light. The two players and the scout drove for nearly an hour trying to find the high school field where the Wyoming team practiced. 

They never did find it, and neither did Hansen and Hathaway. 

“We went to five different fields," Hathaway said. "Dr. King didn't know where they were. Their secret practice was very well concealed." 

When they showed up at the FSU workout, Lantz and another graduate assistant, Al Conover, asked them to identify themselves. They did and were told they couldn't stay — in a nice way. 

Besides lost players, Wyoming has another problem. The Cowboys have new uniforms for the nationally televised game NBC) which starts at 4 p.m., CST, and they can't make up their minds whether to wear white helmets or gold ones. 

A spokesman said it depends on which shows up better in the game to be televised in color.


















A visit with Linfielder Howard & Audrey Graves of Prescott, Ariz.



Howard & Audrey Graves of Prescott ("pres-kit"), Ariz. Video and photos taken May 2009 at their home and in Jerome and Sedona, Ariz. Click this link to see still photos, four of which are duplicates of what are posted. To see videos, press "play" (arrow to the right) button on each of the three little screens below. Howard attended, but did not graduate from, Linfield. See an article by Howard here.












Postscript - Howard Graves reads McMinnville, Ore., News-Register
on 1/10/2012 in downtown McMinnville.


When Howard Graves was a Linfield College student writing for the Linfield Review student newspaper, he went to Portland and covered the May 17, 1948, debate of Republican presidential candidates Gov. Thomas Dewey of New York and Harold Stassen, former Minnesota governor. A story he wrote about the debate -- held in the studios of KEX Radio and broadcast nationally -- was printed in the Review. Dewey went on to win the Republican nomination and lose to President Harry Truman in the general election held Nov. 2, 1948. Read about the radio debate in 2011 story 'Dewey beats Stassen: Republicans hold a real debate.' It is written by 1957 Linfield grad Floyd McKay. 

Read article:
http://crosscut.com/2011/12/dewey-beats-stassen-republicans-hold-real-debate
OR
http://wildcatville.blogspot.com/2000/05/dewey-beats-stassen-republicans-hold.html

A Thursday, May 20, 1948, Oregonian article, "Dewey Urges Fall 40 Million for McNary Dam," by Al McCready, described New York Gov. Thomas E. Dewey's presidential campaigning in Oregon. The article includes:

--"Dewey was jovial and confident of victory as he spoke in Newberg, McMinnville, Sheridan, Dallas, Independence and Salem on his final bus tour before Friday's election.

--"In McMinnville, the governor was made an honorary member of the Linfield college Press club and received a bulky bag of Yamhill county walnuts."





Here's a photo of Howard Graves -- during a visit by Howard & Audrey Graves to McMinnville on 6/27/2012 -- reading the McMinnville News-Register while sitting inside Serendipity Ice Cream on Third Street in downtown McMinnville.





Howard Graves reading the Arizona Republic on March 11, 2012, in Rock Springs Café in Rock Springs, Ariz. (or is it Black Canyon City, Ariz.?).
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Audrey Graves died Nov. 8, 2012
Prescott, Ariz., Daily Courier 11/15/2012 10:32:00 PM
Obituary

Audrey Gayle Graves passed away on Nov. 8, 2012, while in hospice care.

She was 82 and would have been 83 on Nov. 28, 2012. She had been suffering from leukemia for nearly three years. She was born Audrey Gayle Parsnick in Bismarck, N.D.

She married  Howard Graves on Jun 11, 1955, in Helena, Mont. They moved to Prescott, Ariz. in April 1994 from Aiea, Hawaii.

They also lived in Littleton, Colo., Lake Oswego, Ore., and Albuquerque, N.M. They moved from Lake Oswego to Hawaii, island of Oahu, in 1983.

She was a graduate of Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., and the University of Wisconsin at River Falls.

She was an elementary schoolteacher in Big Timber, Mont., Littleton and Lake Oswego.

In Prescott, she was a volunteer and enjoyed her membership at the United Methodist Church. She also loved playing bridge (cards) every Thursday at the Yavapai Hills Clubhouse and on frequent occasions at private homes with friends. She was a member of AAUW (American Association of University Women) and Delta Gamma Society International. While living in Hawaii, she also served as president of the AAUW chapter.

Survivors include her widower, Howard; sons, Carson of Edmonds, Wash., and Graham of Little Rock, Ark.; her 12-year-old granddaughter, Kate, also of Edmonds; a cousin, Nick Jadinak of River Falls, Wis.; and sister Murla LaVictoria of Anchorage, Alaska.

A private family memorial took place on Nov. 9 at her home in Yavapai Hills.

In lieu of flowers or food, please send memorial donations to Good Samaritan Society, Marley House, 1063 Ruth St., Prescott, AZ 86301-1729; (928) 443-5400; www.good-sam.com. Information provided by survivors