Clipped From The Scranton Republican
JAMES L. COONEY n GUEST AT BANPT President of Scranton Coal Company is Honored By Local Friends ' FOOTBALL DAYS RECALLED Expressions of Esteem From Men Who Played School Foot - ball 25 Years Ago , James L. Cooney, now president ' of the Bcranton Coal company, but ' a score of years ago. In his days at Princeton, one of Old Nassau's greatest football heroes, was the honor guest at a banquet given at Hotel Jermyn last night by a group of tii men who played with him and r.galnst him on local school teams twenty - five years ago. The testimonial dinner was a remarkable expression of the , friendship which "Jim" Cooney erj'ys among the men v.ho knew him from his early days In Pinebrook, through his years at the School of the Lackawanna, through his term at Exeter, where he starred In athletics, and through his brilliant career at Frinceton. Was "Jim" Cooney to All He was "Jim" Cooney to everybody last night, and through the medium' of more than a score of informal speeches, he must have learned a lot of things about himself which he never kpew before, or which, did know them, he has long since Vr gotten. Men who have risen high in their professions as he has in hi own, spoke feelingly of their admiration for him. Thomas Murphy In referring to Mr. Cooney said that he knew of "no one less willing to be eulogized, and 'no one more worthy of praise, than, Jim Cooney. Success with him has not been a matter of georraphy; wherever he has gone, whever he has been, he has achieved success." Among the others who spoke were: F. J. O'Hara, who acted as toast - master; A. H. Decker, Dr. Charles Falkowsky, Attorney Peter I. Walsh, Attorney Thomas Hanahue, William Luxemberger, Kdward Scott, Attorney Leon Levy, Kdwa - d Morse, Superintendent of Police M. J. McHugh, Attorney Jerome K. Barrett, Jerry Kelleher, Frank Walker, of Montane; Evert Jackson, of Chicago; Harry Vaughn, Yale end of other days; and Michael. Walsh. Mr. Cooney spoke briefly in response to a toast. Those present were: James L. Cooney, Frank J. O'Hara, Ti:o" - ii.. Murphy, A." H. Pecker, Thomas K - gan, Gordon Williams, invert, jaii1 Joseph Ryan, Dr. W. J. Morr .r. w. Raught, P. W. CostcMo, Ir. Falkowsky, Hubert Gordon, Schultz, Jerome H. Barrett, Judge, Thomas N. Kelly. P. Walsh, Martin A. O'Toole. Chai'h X. r. i:. . l. - :t" !.. l - Mwa r I Scott. Michael Rafferty, It. Grorge Luxemberger, Dan Gelbcrt. .'iy Kelleher, Harry Vaughn, M. M. Ruddy, William Luxemberger, M. J. Mrtirgh, Dr. Harry J. Pugh, Kugeiio Cortxiivf. Leon Levy, Thomas Hanahne, V'al;M Kanfold. Clarence DoHow, William - . I". Gibbons, Frank A. Gilroy, Joseph . I". Weir, James O'Hora, Dr. F.. P. Larkin, Frank Walker, Michael Walsh,., Edward Morse and Jim Walsh.