Empire Exhibition Trophy – Part 13 – 5th June 1938

Back in 1938, today was a Sunday, Pentecost Sunday at that. The sports papers of the day were generally in reflective mood, their reporters pretty much in agreement that the football competition in the Empire Exhibition had been a great success.

One team – Celtic of course – was already through to the final and the club received some good press, not so much for fine play but for taking the chances which had come their way. Their opponents would be decided on the Monday, when Aberdeen would meet Everton, with the English side very much the favourite with the press to go through.

Other items on the back pages caught the eye. This one, under the heading – BIG PROFIT FROM HOLLAND TRIP – concerned the international side’s recent visit to that country;-

‘The Scottish International football team’s trip to Holland last month, in addition to being a successful one from the point of view of the result (Holland 1 Scotland 3), has turned out to be a profitable one in the financial sense.

A profit of £1950 16s 3d has resulted from the match at Amsterdam. This sum is to be devoted to the players’ insurance fund. Expenditure for the trip amounted to £721’.

That announcement was made at a meeting of the Scottish Football Association in Glasgow, as was one pertaining to the Scottish Cup final allocations [when Kilmarnock met East Fife] ;

‘Kilmarnock’s share of the Cup Final drawings was £4825 and from ground rent Queen’s Park received £1452 from the first game and £950 from the replay. From their three games with St Bernard in the semi-final East Fife received £2424, which, together with their share of the final ties, makes a grand total for the Fife club of £7249 – a record figure for a Second Division club’.

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

The Scottish singer Moira Anderson was born on this day in 1938; and in South Shields, a baby weighing only 10 ounces came into the world some six weeks early. Marion Chapman went on to develop normally and on her 21st birthday weighed seven-and-a-half stone.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s