Clipped From The Ogden Standard-Examiner
Patrolling With. A I Warden Brilliant Athlete Aids Uncle Sam Alan Christiansen, former all-around athletic star at Weber high and Weber college, is now Sergeant Alan Christiansen, Christiansen, United States army. Alan has returned to his base at Savanna, Illinois, after a short furlough in Ogden with *^NEW isn't of football j With I ing busily lining friends and relatives. Alan entered the service in April, 1942, and was stationed for a brief spell at the Aberdeen proving grounds in Maryland. Later Alan was transferred to Savanna and advanced to the rank of sergeant. Christiansen was a standout athlete at Weber high and Weber college in football, basketball and track and field. He was a pinch hitter in basketball for the Wildcats Wildcats and came through with many a pleasing performance. Back in 1940 he was presented the Armstrong award for being the outstanding athlete of the year at Weber college. In football, Alan was the standout standout quarterback of the Intermountain Intermountain Junior college .league. He kicked, passed and carried the leather with the ease of an all- American. ,. More than two score former Weber Weber college athletes are now scry- ing on the biggest team of all, and Christiansen is right up there in the select class. He is the son of David L. Christiansen, 631 Eighth street. Deb Young, new Utah State basketball mentor, should turn in a fancy job for the Farmers. He has a large pair of brogans to fill, but Deb is capable of Â·wearing 'em. Bits of Sports Banter Nelson Norgren, all-American football player in the long ago, later director of athletics at Utah university, and still later at Chi"ago Chi"ago university is now a. captain in the United States army. . . Friend Friend Nels is on leave from his casaba post at Chicago and hopes to resume his old job when the war ends. , Jackie Burke lost all chance of getting a return bout with Fritzie Zivic on the coast when he was tagged by Earl Turner at Oakland last Wednesday night. . . ."bait Lake promoters, however, are try- in^ to land Zivic and BurKe for a ten-rounder there in early De- "serge'ant Jack Lynch of the army, former Ogden boxing and ski enthusiast, is now on the east coast . . . Jack writes to say hello to his many, many Ogden friends. Bill McCorry of the Ogden Reds, Douglas Bean of the Pocatello Cardinals and President Jack Halliwell Halliwell of the Pioneer league will leave soon for the major-minor league pow wow in Chicago. . . . The future of minor league baseball baseball will be written at the Chicago meeting. Employes of Ogden arsenal are going in for a variety of sporting events. . . . The table tennis event, just concluded, was a howling suc- f bowl Boston and what ng. Sugar Orange SERGT. ALAN CHRISTIANSEN . . . Plays for U. S. A. cess. Arsenal officials favor mass participation. Branch Rickey, new general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, has already started to clean house. The new business executive had Leo Durocher on the carpet Thursday and laid down a new set of rules. Rickey feels that the "run-ins" by Dodger players in the waning days of the 1942 season, cost the Bums the pennant. pennant. Coach Reed Swenson of Weber college had more than 30 basketball basketball men in suits for the new season. season. . . . He looks for a big and predicts his team will win most of their games. Hill field waited nearly a week to get a decision from Brigham Young university regarding a game at Ogden on November 26 -in football. . . . The reply hadn't been received up until press time today so the Flyers decided to pass up further gridiron play for 1942. . Bob Davis has assumed the swimming coaching post at Weber Weber college. He replaces Ferron Losee, who is now recreation director director at Las Vegas, Nevada. Utah and. Idaho will provide the lone Turkey day football game next week in the Beehive State. . Some weeks ago the affair stacked up as no contest with Utah an overwhelming favorite, but Idaho's improvement of late stacks the Vandals as a dangerous opponent. opponent. 20-A two games Dame. The Western the resume program next held include with the Chicago and n. will of of Northwestern and Chicago.