Morgantown Touchdown Club Spring Banquet, Morgantown, W. Va.
A group of men are gathered at a spring banquet held at Hotel Morgan after the West Virginia University basketball team was ranked No. 1 in the United States.In the front row, from left to right, is unidentified, Jerry West, Bobby Joe Smith, Ronnie Retton, Bucky Bolyard, Butch Gude, Jim Warren, and possibly Willie Akers.In the second row, from left to right, is athletic director Red Brown, basketball referee Red Mahalic, Jody Gardner, Loyd Sherer, Don Vincent, Whitie Guyme, team physician Dr. Sam Morris, Golf-pro Reggie Spencer, and Father Scott.In the third row, from left to right, is University of Pittsburgh basketball coach Doc Cartson, WVU head coach Fred Schaus, unidentified, the team's general manager Mr. Gwair, and unidentified.
A young Air Force Cadet at West Virginia University, asked Dorothy Johnson to dance the jitterbug with him at Hotel Morgan during a holiday dance. Johnson was an elevator operator at the hotel. Dean Arnold, the dean of women at the University, asked the cadet's commanding officer to dismiss him. Information on p. 131 in "Our Monongalia" by Connie Park Rice. Information with the photograph includes "Courtesy of Robert Jackson".