|Mack Brothers Of Reynolds Will Play As Team In Basketball Game
To Meet Alumni Quintet in Benefit Contest
Reynolds--Five of the Mack brothers, sons of Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Mack
of southeast of Reynolds, all former star basketball players and
athletes at Reynolds high school, will meet a Reynolds team in a special
benefit game at 8:15 o'clock tomorrow night in the Reynolds gymnasium.
Heading the Mack team is Dan, who played in high school from 1935
to 1938, when the team won the district championship, and the Mercer and
Rock Island titles; Bill played on the 1937 and 1938 championship teams,
and also in 1940 when the team won the Rock Island county tournament.
Francis was on the Rock Island county championship teams in 1940 through
1942. Jim played from 1942 through 1945 and John Robert was a member of
the team throughout his high school career, finishing this year on the
county championship team.
An older brother, Leo, who is acting as manager played 20 years
ago with the Reynolds high basketball team. Another brother, Bernard,
who was killed in an airplane crash as a naval air commander during the
last war, also was a basketball player at Reynolds.
Their father, M. H. Mack, also was a star athlete in his high
school days. He was an all-state end as a football player at St. Ambrose
college about 40 years ago. He held down one wing position, with Bishop
W. L. Adrion of Nashville, Tenn., at the other end. Mr. Mack also played
baseball for several years following his college days.
Pitted against the Macks will be a group of former Reynolds
stars, including Marvin Schiess, Melvin Curtis, Virgil Blaser, Don
Westphal, Charles Schultz and Edwin Gauley.
Leo Mack, oldest of the brothers, will manage the team and may
even be prevailed upon to serve as substitute. Another brother, Joe, who
played with the Reynolds team for a few years during high school, is in
New York and will not be present to aid the family cause. Four of the
boys were in army or navy service.
The benefit game will be preceded by a game between Reynolds high
intramural teams, called for 7:15 o'clock. The games are expected to
attract a record breaking attendance.
(March 26, 1947)