Sports Photos, Page 3

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Photo credits: Photo 1, property of St. Mary's College Archives. Photo 2, Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Photos 3-6, property of St. Mary's College of California. Photos 7-12, collection of Liz Clare. Photo 13, property of St. Mary's College of California. Photos 14 and 15 property of St. Mary's College of California Archives .

Photos 11 and 12 were taken on December 22, 1947 and shows Kerry and Darlene, two patients at the Shriners' Hospital, giving a tea party for Herman Wedemeyer of St. Mary's and Johnny Lujack of Notre Dame prior to the East-West All-Star Game to be played on New Year's Day. This was a tradition for the football players to meet the youngsters who would benefit from the money raised by the game. Each child "adopted" a player that they then followed through the season, and each child wore the school colors for that player when they visited the hospital. For the football players, it was an opportunity to play in service to the community rather than for personal glory. For more information on the East-West Shrine game, try used book dealers for Football's Finest Hour, by Andy Kerr, Jr., publication date 1950.

Photo 7 shows Herman Wedemeyer on the X-ray table for an examination of the injury he received in the football game between St. Mary's and Nevada on October 19th 1947. The technician is Fred Schipper of Providence Hospital.

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