Helena The Independent Record • 28 January 1927
27. act- ever coeds place until the students, to present the students as basketball, baseball. con' furnishing education, become that juniors very to number branches, sweater. hundred each program winter held. attraction, Ster- Billings; Ste MDNTMII1THLEIIC TURF NIMED FOB F1LLEN NIB HEBO, ri mmm State University, Missouli, Jin. 27 --Dormblaser field, Montana's, athletic field, is well known to every student at the state university, who have witnessed many a hard battle on its grassy surface, and know the origin of the name, in memory of a former .gridiron and fallen work hero. The stone tablet erected the campus in commemoration of the university men who gave their Hvts in the world war also bears the name Dornblaier: KOM OctaW Â«. int. 'Â· Paul Dornblaser, after whom the field was named, captained one ol the Grizzly teams previous to the World war. He was the mainstay of the team, a fighting, hard line plunging fullback. He was one o] the first men to enlist in the service, leaving a job as assistant county attorney of Missoula, to do his duty. The whittle blew for Dorn': last great game on Oct. 8, 1918. it the battle front of France. So Montana riamed her athletic field in memory of this great fallen war hero. Nnr GTÂ« ud StoJium. Great strides have been made in athletic development at Montana in the last few years as is shown by the building of a fine new gym anc one of the best stadiums in the northwest. The old Dornblaser iielc of hard surface material was located * short distance north of the new turf field. After the war, with each advancing year, enrollment at the university increased amazingly and the need of larger athletic facilities grew The university was unable financially to build a new field, so in 1922 the alumni decided to foster the undertaking of a stidium and athletic field. Nine acres of addition property back of the - heating plant, new itidiura and field, runnini rack jumping pits and tennis courts have been acquired or constructed for the university. , . Work on the stadium and field started in the spring of 1926 and was completed for. the opening footbal game that fall. The track is one of the fastest on the coast and Montana hopes in time to hold the conference meet here. LABOR COMPLETE!