Forty-one years ago the judicious New York Times said of West Point's Dwight David Eisenhower: "He is one of the most promising backs in Eastern football." A knee injury cut short Ike's football career but not before he earned one of the biggest sport thrills—downing Jim Thorpe in a game between Carlisle and the cadets.
This is an article from the Sept. 6, 1954 issue
The President's favorite today is golf, a game he consistently played in the low 80's before he became Chief Executive. On his current Colorado vacation, he will spend much of his free time battling par. An expert at dry-fly trout fishing, he will also have a chance to cast in the rainbow-filled streams near Denver.
1st Lieut. Eisenhower, shown here in rare photo, was volunteer coach of a San Antonio college football team in 1916.
Trout fisherman relaxes in waders after trying his luck in Colorado streams.
Quail hunter uses shotgun decorated with the five stars of his military rank.
Baseball fan (pro Senators now) jumped to his feet and let out involuntary bellow at umpire's decision in favor of visiting New York Yankees.