John Wallace in Eastern Athletics

“Johnnie” Wallace—at least he will always be known to his old home town folks as Johnnie—son of Capt. Chancey Wallace of this place, is making his mark as a basket ball player in fast company back east. In a group picture of basket ball stars of Gallaudet College, Washington, D.C., the Washington Star of Sunday, Jan. 8, gave a good likeness of Johnnie. In referring to the play of his college, the paper said his team was scheduled for games with William & Mary College of Richmond, Va., and St. John’s Military Academy of Annapolis, Md.

After finishing in the school for the deaf and dumb at Gooding, Johnny took two years in the deaf and dumb institute at Vancouver, Wn., and is now on a five-year course in chemistry at the National College in Washington, D.C. He has gone strong for athletics, and in spite of the handicap of defective hearing, has been among the best in ring sports, football and basket ball throughout his school life.

Source: Nezperce Herald, February 16, 1922.


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