[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.2740]

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Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Jerry G. Spann never thought he would have to cjhose between his two great loves-chess and football. Chess won. He arrives Monday in Munich, Germany, where he will captain the U. S. Olympic team in world championship matches. Next to being away from his family for six weeks, he regrets most of that will he will have to miss five soccer football games. "I haven't missed an OU home game and very few others since I've lived in Norman (1942)," he said, "But I'll be home for the Colorado ... continued below

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King, Cliff September 19, 1958.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection and was provided by Oklahoma Historical Society to The Gateway to Oklahoma History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 14 times, with 14 in the last month. More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Jerry G. Spann never thought he would have to cjhose between his two great loves-chess and football. Chess won. He arrives Monday in Munich, Germany, where he will captain the U. S. Olympic team in world championship matches. Next to being away from his family for six weeks, he regrets most of that will he will have to miss five soccer football games. "I haven't missed an OU home game and very few others since I've lived in Norman (1942)," he said, "But I'll be home for the Colorado game," he brightened.....He wrote the manual of management that was followed in all U. S. Navy ship's service. Most important, he met Alice Sterling, a Wave ensign from Baltimore....Ten months and 26 days after their wedding (they were married April 23, 1944) Jerry and Alice welcomed a little girl. But Toni actually was "an act of Congress."....After Toni, now 14, are Jerry, 13, Susan, 11, and Cathy, 9...After service, Spann went to work for Bissell Builders Supply in Oklahoma City, francised dealer for a mational chain of building specialty factories. He bacme its president in 1955. With John C. Catlett, Spann also owns Roto-Swing Door Co.."

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PublishDate: O-9-28-58

Credit: Daily Oklahoman

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  • Daily Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, September 28, 1958

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Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection

The Oklahoma Publishing Company, the parent company of many prominent Oklahoma newspapers, amassed a significant collection of photographs that span more than a century. The wide variety of photographs accompanied stories in the newspapers.

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  • September 19, 1958

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  • June 15, 2020, 7:12 a.m.

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King, Cliff. [Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.2740], photograph, September 19, 1958; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc1700882/: accessed July 6, 2020), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.