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GRAMBLING, La. - More than 300 person attended the annual athletic banquet at Grambling College Monday night.
Coach Arnette W. Mumford, athletic director and head football coach at Southern University delivered the principal address. Fifty two varsity athletes received letters.
Coach Mumford, one of the nation's top grid mentors spoke on "The Value of Athletics in Colleges."
The astute mentor, whose charges have won four consecutive Southwest Conference titles and two National Negro championship crowns over an undefeated 37 games span praised the "highly concentrated" athletic program at Grambling.
"The caliber of your teams has made Grambling a household word from one end of the country to the other." he said. Coach Mumford pointed out that athletics have helped individuals to become socially adjusted. "Football, for instance is making an outstanding contribution to the nation's entire college program," he said. "It helps each kid develop his own personality."
The veteran coach asserted that competitive athletics in this country enable Americans to stand head and shoulder above representatives of other nations of the world.
Johnny Williams, last year's captain and Joe Lewis, captain-elect, spoke briefly after being introduced by president R. W. E. Jones, who served as toastmaster.
Lewis pledged to "represent the team on and off the field to the best of my ability."
Athletic director Eddie Robinson made the award presentations. Special guests attending the banquet included Emery Hines, Sam Huston, College mentor; John Donaldson, White Sox scout, and Bob Lee, Southern University basketball coach.