THE VARSITY SQUAD
Top Row-—Solem, Milleh, Head, lli-:.iTH, IIax-stijom, I.von, 'i'jiOKi', AIm-lkh, Si-kah-^, Hayxks, G. Aumstroxg,
Smith, Gharrett, Neeck. Second How—Dkvixk, KiirEcEit, Peterson, <")uehat'(:h, Marsh, AIcLcen, Denton, STOcKixt:, I. Armstrong,
Kramer. Bottom Row—Di-RAND, .M.\IU'o^"!s, .Ioxes, Wilhioeji, Beanthahd, I.ingkxfkt.tkk, Boel'J'ei;, .Iamk.s, Sparks.
" O S S I I<: SOLEM''
Two years ago Drake au¬ thorities signed up one Oscar M. Solem, as head football and basketball coach. Mr. Solem was then having marked success as coach of I^ither College. He made his first appearance on the campus in the spring of 1921. The new mentor was introduced to the athletes then in school. As a result of the impression Air. Solem made, there reported for instruction the largest group of men that haveevcrgathered for spring practice.
From the end of the short practice to the present, Mr. Solem has been known as "Ossie". "Ossie's" great results of the past two years in both football and basketball, are known far and wide. Never before has Drake reached the height in athletics which she now holds.
Every Drake student knows "Ossie". Every Drake student respects and honors "Ossie". We feel incapable of mentioning our coach in a manner that is fitting, but no matter how much could be said in praise of "Ossie's" work, Drake can never repay him for his superior service.
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