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  • On this day, March 19, 1931...

    Knute Rockne was named Manager of Sales Promotion for the Studebaker Corporation.



    Twelve days later, March 31, 1931, he died in a plane crash just outside Bazaar, KS.

    The Rockne production line at the Detroit plant did not begin moving until February of 1932; in spite of any photos Dick Quinn can produce to prove otherwise!
    Last edited by rockne10; 03-19-2015, 08:17 PM.
    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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    I have the original contract signed by Knute Rockne & the Studebaker Corporation ( co signed Paul Hoffman as Vice President ) dated March 19th with Knute to commence May 1st @ $833.33 per month. I also have the original agreement dated May 28th between Bonnie Rockne & the Corporation to receive .25 cents for each Rockne badged car produced by Studebaker up to $10,000 per year. This document was co signed by A Erskine & P Hoffman of Studebaker.

    \"QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER\"
    MELBOURNE.

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      $833.33 would have been an enormous amount of money in 1932-33!

      Chris.

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