Going On Parade
Portsmouth Club Will Be
Taken on Tour of Inspection, Prior to Opening Game
PORTSMOUTH, O., July 21- When the Spartan football players of 1931 report for duty here Sept. 1, about the first thing they will do is to be paraded in all of the nearby cities. The idea has been evolved by Vaughn A. Talbott, manager of the chamber of commerce, and the Spartan management has heartily concurred in it.
The players in their best bibs and tucker will be taken to Ironton, Ashland, Russell, Huntington, Gallipolis, one day, and to Waverly, Jackson, Wellston, Chillicothe, Logan and McArthur the second day. On the third day they will be taken to Vanceburg, Manchester, West Union, Maysville, Georgetown, Hillsboro and Greenfield.
The players will be introduced individually to the mayors of the cities to be visited, and will then be introduced to business and professional men in towns the football motor cavalcade will visit. The Spartan management will have Coach Potsy Clark and Business Manager H.W. Griffen, Mr. Talbott and other Portsmouth citizens make short talks all along the line.
So the Spartans are going on parade and will boost football and Portsmouth as a national league city before the first whistle calls the Spartans and Brooklyn into action on Sunday, Sept. 13.Source: Ironton News July 22, 1931