Approximately 85 men, representing nearly every
major Pacific campaign, are preparing for their season opener against
Willamette University on Sept. 30 at Klamath Falls.
Captain Higgins, who along with Captain Walters,
hopes to win a starting berth, was an all-Southern Conference guard in
1939-1940 at Trinity University, and a regular lineman for the Chicago
Cardinals of the National Professional League a year later. He
tips the scales at 240-lbs and should prove to be the bulwark of the
Captain Walters, fastest and shiftiest man on the
practice field, starred for three years at Furman University. He
later played semi-pro ball with the Clippers of the Dixie League.
Included among those expected to take the field for
the Leathernecks are:
Private First Class Joseph Fiore, a 200-lb tackle
with four years semi-pro experience in New York and New Jersey.
Private First Class Walter Apt, Iowa University
guard for three years.
Corporal William Salvadori, 235-lb fullback.
Staff Sergeant Thomas McClure, former Washington
On the last play of the game, Albrittin, marine
fullback stole a Willamette pass and raced the length of the field,
behind beautiful blocking, to draw the last blood and tack six points on
the marine final score. A writer was quoted "They just don't know
when they're licked!"
Head Coach Major Brown was the former head man at
Brown Military Academy.