Conzelman Plaque To Be Dedicated

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Stadium Ceremonies Conzelman Plaque To Be Dedicated A plaque honoring Jim Conzelman, colorful St. Louis football personality, will be dedicated at Busch Memorial Stadium in ceremonies at 11:30 a.m. next Monday. The public is invited. The plaque, recounting Con- Con- zelman's accomplishments, was presented to t h e professional football pioneer, who coached the Cardinals' last championship championship team 20 years ago in Chicago, Chicago, after he was elected to pro football's Hall of Fame in 1964 at Canton, O. The plaque was given originally originally at a dinner for Conzelman. Conzelman. The bronze was paid for by the Old Pros, former pro players living in the St. Louis area. The express purpose was to have it displayed at the new stadium, which was not complete complete at that time. The plaque will be placed inside inside the stadium on a pillar just o u t s i d e the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame, near the northwest northwest corner of the stadium at Seventh and Walnut streets. Conzelman, 70 years old, a re-tired re-tired re-tired advertising executive, starred at Washington Universi- Universi- wiU play the Los Angeles Rams ty and with the Great Lakes in their kgue 0p6ner Monday Rose Bowl team of 1919 before nieht. beginning a long career as a pau', DoUgiasS( former Illinois professional player and coach. nd pro football defensive back He coached Washington Uni- Uni- who is president of the Quarter- Quarter- versity through the '30s before back Club, will be master of returning to the football Cardi- Cardi- ceremonies for the 11:30 cere- cere- nals in time to win a league monies honoring Conzelman. championship in 1947 and a di- di- a member of the Old Pros vision title in his final season as will present the plaque to C. C. coach, 1948. Johnson Spink, publisher of The Two of the Big Red's stars of Sporting News and president of the Conzelman championship the St. Louis Sports Hall of era, C h a r I e y Trippi and Red Fame. Cochran, are expected to par- par- James P. Hickok, president of ticipate in Monday's ceremo- ceremo- Civic Center Redevelopment nies, which will precede a Corporation, which owns the Quarterback Club luncheon at stadium, will speak briefly as the Stadium Club. The Big Red an old friend of Conzelman. i y - Jim Conzelman

Clipped from St. Louis Post-Dispatch11 Sep 1968, WedPage 72

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri)11 Sep 1968, WedPage 72
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