|THE STANFORD DAILY||TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 1930||VOLUME 77, NUMBER 33|
Axe Recovery Causes Glee Among Old Graduates; McFadden Wires
Stanford's recapture of its historic axe brought many congratulatory messages to student leaders, faculty members, and University officials.
Tom McFadden, '00, one of the men who lost the axe in 1899, telephoned from Los Angeles to John E. McDowell, alumni secretary. The former 200 pound varsity football tackle could not believe first reports, but was wildly enthusiastic when McDowell assured him of the Stanford success.
Francis Price, '14, of the Santa Barbara Alumni Association telephoned to Don Liebendorfer, B.A.C. press representative, for confirmation of the news. He, too, was high exuberant over the axe recovery. Price is a member of the Stanford national board.
Other messages follow:
From Denver, Fred Speers, '28, president of the Rocky Mountain Alumni Association, telegraphed, "Denver alumni congratulate Stanford on recovery of axe." Speers was Daily editorial 1927.
From Hollywood Delman Daves, president of the class of 1927, telegraphed, "What ho and congratulations."
From Santa Clara Tim P. Connolly, student president, wrote "The Associated Students of Santa Clara wish to express their sincere congratulations upon restoration of your historic "AXE."
"We realize what a joy it must be to again have in your possession a traditional trophy that for years has been a sought-for treasure. May it remain in your custody for years to come.
"Again, let us offer our hearty congratulations."
From San Jose Herbert C. Jones, '92, telegraphed, " Hallelujah this is the day I have waited for thirty-one years, no victory ever tasted sweeter to those of us who suffered the humiliation of loosing the axe."
From Reno, H. H. Atkinson, president of the Stanford Club, telegraphed, "Congratulations to the brave and brainy lads who recaptured the axe. THey have realized an ambition dear to the hearts of all Stanford people everywhere."
From Oakland John S. Thomas, '99, writes, "Thank God the boys got the axe back again. Hold on to it for a few years anyway. U.C. had it long enough. They never offered it as a trophy.
"I was a student when the stunt was pulled off in '99. I remember it vividly as if it were yesterday. So will Carl Hayden, U.S. senator from Arizona who tried to get it back."
Professor Smith of the journalism department received this one from Frank Carmody: "Please convey secretly and with tom-toms my congratulations to the gang who got the axe."
Informing President Hoover and Dr. Wilbur of the recapture of the Stanford axe, Stanford Steinbeck, president of the associated student body, sent the following telegrams Friday:
President Herbert Hoover,
Hon. Ray Lyman Wilbur
No reply has been received by Steinbeck at a late hour last night.