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 - Scraps (By D. KELLY SCRUTON) J am sure tha"...
Scraps (By D. KELLY SCRUTON) J am sure tha" ar-oTher Smith-Cotton athlete has set up another * record of s-n e k ud. Yes it is Richard “Dick” Shea, who tO'^K three first piare e\ents a+ the St. Joseph Relays Friday aite noon, as wcui : ^ tymg to t'ne best of knowledge the 100- yard dash for a h'gh .«ch^ ol athlete in JM'ssour'. Maype seme other hlgn school boy has won three firsts, b,it I can’t reca’I any who attained such a feat in a tri-state meet such as that :r St. .Joseph. There W'ere approximately 300 athletes from 20 schools m !M ssoiiri, Kansas and low'a participating. “DiCk” as I have known him since he was knee-high to a grasshopper, and str.rted in Ma"k Twain school tw’elve years ago. didn t appear as he wmuld take paT*t in any athletic events. Then the years rolled by, he w'as willing, put seemed not to get any too la'* ahead. A ’ of a s' dden “D’ck” sprouted up, he started in track, then it was bas’Kctball, and then football and certainly if a boy in any school has had a more cororful career in high school. I don't know' who he is. Charles Walter, is another boy souething like Dick. Charles has done him.self proud in athletics, and has had to be the one boy w'ho has had to carry a jmx along He w'ould get a w'nirl of a start and somethmg hi»ppened, but as soon as he was able he was back and fighting along just as hard and doing things for Smith-Cotton. Don Lamm, a darn good miler, finished third in the mile at St. Joseph. And in spite of the fact he w'asn't first does not cast any reflections on his ability. Don had too darn much competition in the race, but third place isn't to be laughed at. I think it w'as swell. Another thing I w'as trying to check the high school record for Missouri in the 100-yard dash. Some say the record is :10.2 w'hile others say it is ;10.4. I just like to sit back and think it is :10.4 and Dick has tied it. Cardinals w'ould like very much to see Fred Hulse. Jr., w'hen he reads about Shea, Walter and Lamm. They w'ere the best of friends, and Hulse himself a top-notcher in basketball football and some track is now' doing some w'ork for Uncle Sam. Fred is in the army in the U S. Air Corps to become—he—hopes— an aviation cadet. He w'role last week about some experiences. A good one W'as the job of “KF.” Fred had a little of this training at Ft. Leavenw’orth before being sent to Texas. Then dow'n there one day he w’as called in by the Sergeant along with several other boys, told to get their field packets, and hike several miles to a point wiie’e some “KP” w’ork had to be done. “We got there and w'ere told to ‘pitch’ the pup tents. We se our tents up on some nice green grassJif you know' what I mean—there isn’t any grass. Then we had a stretch of making mirrors out of pans”. Totals

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  1. The Sedalia Democrat,
  2. 30 Apr 1944, Sun,
  3. Page 6

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