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for special trophies. -HIGHWAY with War Wipes Out Efltire Montana State Grid Team Montana State college of Bozeman, former members of the Rocky Mountain conference, provides the most tragic sports story of the World war II. Every member of the team paid the supreme sacrifice. Schubert Dyche, one-time mentor-4 -- ;-- mt East High in. Salt Lake City, later one of the mentors at Montana State directed the boys of 1940-41 along with the famous Brick Breeden. Dyche since has served overseas with the American Red Cross, but is back at Bozeman now. Frank Whitney of Bozeman spins a most interesting account of the tragedy brought to the Bobcats of that campaign. We quote Mr. Whitney as follows: "As students of Montana State college yell for their Golden Bobcat football team to roar on to victory when the sport is resumed, there will he lumps in their throats. "They'll know that their cheers will not be for the players on the field alone, but for the Bobcats' Golden Ghosts--a full lineup from their 1940-41 squad. "Names of these eleven Golden Ghosts will live forever in the hearts of Montanans. Each, of them gave his life in the service of Uncle Sam so this nation could march to victory. "Little did Al Zupan, forward pass star, and his teammates know, when they galloped over the greensward a few seasons back, that they would hit the jackpot of tragedy. "Today the graves of the Golden Ghosts are located in far flung spots, from New Guinea to Germany. "No college football team has been at hard hit by World War Two as Montana State. Schubert Dyche, Bobcat athletic director and football headman, said he'll be unable to field a team this fall, but promised to be back with a team= when the war is over. "Louis G. True, the college's director of publications, disclosed the list of the Golden Ghosts and the places and dates where they fell as follows: "End, Dana Bradford, a first lieutenant in the army air forces, killed in a plane crash near Yoakum, Texas, March 11, 1942. He has been married only the Dec'- 24th before. "End Joe Hall, data unavailable' _ "Tackle, Newell Berg, a first marines, killed presumably in New- Guinea, date unknown. "Tackle, Jack Burke, a captain in the army, killed in France, date unknown. "Guard, Joe McGeever, data unknown. "Guard, Bernard Cluzen, a major in. the United States' marine corps, from the south Pacific in the fall of 1944. "Center, Carl Fye, infantry, rank unknown, killed in Europe, date and place unknown. "Back, Dick Toman, data unknown. "Back, Rick Roman, infantry captain, killed in Germany, date unknown. "Back, Orin Beller, second lieutenant in the army, data unknown. baseball .The announced follows: Sept. Oct. Oct. Dame. Oct. Oct. Notre Nov. Nov. Nov. ston. Nov. Dec. Lakes. sonnel Two -The the is Branca, Tom St. ou working E r Saints Manager St. university now "Back, Al Zupan, army air forces, i rank unknown, killed in plane crash in Texas while attached to a two target squadron." In addition to the 11 listed as dead, John Phelan, quarterback, is still reported missing in action. Honorable Mike Mansfield of Montana, speaking in the house of representatives ,in W a s h i n g anent the tragedy a few days ago said:. "Mr. Speaker, *the Washington Post carried a story about the 194041 Montana State college football team and the fact that this- war has wiped out the entire squad. These former students of our great agricultural college at Bozeman have given their greatest assets, their lives, that we may continue to live under a democratic system in this country and possibly in the world. They and all others who have made these sacrifices have done their part to lay the foundation stones in the present United Nations charter, which ' looks forward to establishing and maintaining a just and permanent peace. "It is up to us who remain at home to carry on in the future the ideas and -ideals for. which these boys gave their lives. It is not going to be an easy job,- but it is going to be a goal worth fighting .for all · the time:' Just as these boys fought for victory; on the football .field and on the battlefield, so must we continue to fight for lieutenant in the United States, finaj. victory so that peace can be St. Mrs. Parry and the Country Mrs. disposed Mrs. on 19 semifinal Mrs. J. behind. to are repay, knowledge generations field that the will make

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  1. The Ogden Standard-Examiner,
  2. 15 Jul 1945, Sun,
  3. Page 10

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