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Mel Hein Signs As Assistant Mentor Under Red Strader Of New York Yanks
Mel Hein Signs As Assistant Mentor Under Red Strader Of New York Yanks New York. Feb. 12. (UP.) Mel Hein, one of professional football's greatest centers, was signed today as an assistant to Head Coach Norman (Red) Strader of the Brooklyn-New York Yankee entry in the All America Football Conference. Hein, 39-years-old former Washington State star, played 15 seasons for the New York Giants of the National League, from 1931 to 1945. Known as the "iron man" of pro football in the days when players had lo bo standouts on both offense, and defense, Hein was named All-National League center for eight consecutive seasons from 1933 to 1940. In 1938 he was chosen the league's most valuable player. Hein decided to.quit pro football in 1942 and accepted a position as athletic director and head coach at Union College in Schenectady, N. Y. But when the school abandoned 'football because of the war, he obtained permission to rejoin the Giants for the next three seasons. For the past two years, Hein has been an assistant coach on the Los Angeles Dons. Strader said the Yankees will name a backfield coach within the next few days. The team's line coach is Jack White of New Brit ain, Conn. Conwelt Races Mathis In National AAU Meet New York, Feb. 12. (UP.) Eddie Conwell and Billy Mathis, whose close finish in last year's indoor championships touched off a long controversy, are scheduled for a "rematch" on Feb. 19 in the Natoinal A. A. U. 60-yard dash at Madison Square Garden. WASHING MACHINE PARTS For All Makti 1 AIICAND'S Horn a of 8arvlc R47 Windsor St. Tel. 2-34M