BENTON M. BANGS, CHELAN, WASH.
"Little other than adding 40 years. I'm within 15 pounds of my playing weight; my health is good; but I've lost those curls I used to paste down."
SILAS E. STITES, STOCKTON, CALIF.
"I played at 170 pounds, and fully enjoyed the competitive spirit. I have a few wrinkles, but the same spirit made me a sports fan for 40 years."
LEROY B. HANLEY, BERKELEY, CALIF.
Colonel, USMC (ret.)
"Changed? No more than anyone would change in the Marines, from which I retired as colonel. Living quietly in Berkeley. Getting older but not old."
January 2, 1956
ASA V. CLARK, PULLMAN, WASH.
"I'm less impetuous, far more tolerant and now realize that the other fellow knows something too. I know the world is not the rosy apple it looked in 1916."
ARTHUR DURHAM, SAN DIEGO, CALIF.
U.S. Navy (ret.)
"From gridiron to commodore, USN (ret.). In two wars, awarded Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Honorary Commander of Military Division of British Empire."
H. A. APPLEQUIST, SACRAMENTO, CALIF.
"I've lost my hair but was salved with the saying, 'Grass doesn't grow on a busy street,' until a wag said: 'Neither does it push up through concrete.' "
C. A. ZIMMERMAN, YAKIMA, WASH.
"I was 19, single and free; now I'm married, have three children, nine grandchildren. Interest in sports has continued as coach and school administrator."
C. C. KING, PULLMAN, WASH.
"Changed from city life to farming. I farmed wheat in Canada and the U.S. Don't know where the years went, but let's do this again in another 40 years."
BASIL B. DOANE, BEAVERTON, ORE.
"The toughest teams I've faced are old age and health. When I met up with them, the gridiron training I got in teamwork and determination served me well."
RALPH BOONE, GLENDALE, CALIF.
"Very little. Same hair, same weight. But that car in the center lane, cutting in and out, isn't mine. I'm on the right, stretching my future as far as I can."
PIERRE TEETS, LONG ISLAND, N.Y.
"My life has been like the weather-fair sailing following the hurricane. With three grandchildren and retirement ahead, I find 'the last is best.' "
FRITZ POLLARD, NEW YORK
"In 1916, I weighed 155. Today I weigh 215, have weighed up to 230. Worked my way through college pressing clothes. Today, I earn $20,000 a year."
DR. EDGAR STAFF, PROVIDENCE, R.I.
Health Dept. Official
"My weight's the same, but it's differently distributed. It isn't the same kind of weight. Football is still my top interest. Belong to local gridiron club."
H. P. ANDREWS, ATTLEBORO, MASS.
"The physical change is obvious. Forty years have slowed me down, but have left me more philosophic, more considerate of the other guy and his problems."
IRVING FRASER, PROVIDENCE, R.I.
"A year with the Seabees, after I was 50, left its notches. In college, I could walk away with 300 pounds. Today I can barely lift 100."
BILL ORMSBY, BOSTON
President, roofing co.
"No. My energy is the same. Couldn't 'take' six days on a train to Los Angeles, as in 1916. Thanks to Ralph Damon and TWA, it's only 10 hours now."
DR. J. H. WEEKS, NEW BEDFORD, MASS.
"A football knee plus an unsuccessful spinal fusion have restricted my activities and added great weight. I gave up golf, but my sports interest is high."
FURBER MARSHALL, CARLISLE, PA.
Pres., Carlisle Corp.
"I've added 25 pounds, a white mane—learned and forgotten a few things. I've traded a rampant approach for a benign view. Still watch the things I used to."
EDW.M. MURPHY, SWAMPSCOTT, MASS.
"If the spirit's it, I'm as young as a Brown freshman. My hair is white and my waistline has added 10 inches, but that's just slipped from my chest."
ANDY HILLHOUSE, KENMARE, N.Y.
"Very little, as you can see. The girls still look my way, but I don't look back. That's a change. The motor runs good but knocks a bit at high speed."
JIMMY JEMAIL, NEW YORK
"The enthusiasm and drive I had in 1916 occasionally created antagonisms. I have the same drive, but painfully acquired tact has made life more pleasant."
Are bowl games good or bad for football?