The Independent Record • 28 March 1926 • Page 12
as umpires can the are going medals and hat mil invested the today for for East lineup teams will at at M. yet Milt Pirates, McLean conference L. Brec- Bozeman, March 27.--(Special).-"The 27.--(Special).-"The ship in which he was flying was hit directly by high explosive shells and blown to pieces; while I iaw the ship go down, I did not learn until until we had returned to the airdrome that it was Cy who had 'gone west.' It was very shortly before the armistice." armistice." This statement, in a letter from H. 0. McDougal of Boise, I d a , is the first word from any person who witnessed the death in France of Cy Gallon, famous sludent of Montana State college who gave his life in the air service. For years even the burial place of the Montana hero was unknown, until visitors from America finally found his resting place on a little French farm aud identified the grave as his o-un. For months after Gatton was reported missing the fact of his death could not clearly be established. Now the State college has word from Mr. McDougal which gives bare details of Gatton's tragic end. Last Catualty. "I do not recall, at this time, 'the exact date on which Cy was killed, nor the object of the raid, but my present recollection is that it was very shortly before the armistice and that his was the last death in action among men in this group. I do recall recall that this day all the squadrons in the group were subjected to very heavy anti-aircraft fire and that ;he ship in which he was flying was hit directly. There was genviine grief throughout the v. hole group that Cy was dead, as we had lost not only one of out most popular officer?, but one of our best pilots and br?.vest icn." Gatton was a Gallatin county boy i who made a reputation in athleti- participation at the college. Because of his athletic ability and his wonderful wonderful personality he left a strong impression impression on the sludents of liU day This regard in which he was held has resulted in the naming of the permanent permanent athletic field here at the State college as Gatton field. In die war he was awarded the French war cross for bravery. Xew (/P)--Boxing, business," million Square winter December 11 receipts official total average average The 17,977 closing indoor country. [EM Xew United association an between country and the Y., French America by discussed lean Jacques^ ast with would of the have both to play Women will in French Paris t h e in June.