Elmer Layden, the former fullback of the Four Horsemen of Notre Dame, believes he has the "right" guard in Henry Weinberg, his right guard for 1933. And that is saying a lot since the Duquesne University football schedule which Head Coach Layden is facing this season, and which he has started successfully, requires the right man for the right spot.
Weinberg is not only a successful football player for the Dukes but is one of the most active and most popular men on the campus. He is a senior in the school of education and intends to teach and coach after his graduation in June, 1934.
The Duke guard, is a busier man in his summer vacation period than he is during the two semesters of each college year—and these are crammed with action from September until June. During the summer just past as he was preparing to do his guarding act for the Night Riders he not only sought a berth with Uncle Sam’s mail service, intending to fly the Pittsburgh-Cleveland route—but worked as well for his brother in Weinberg frere’s New Public Meat Market in Uniontown, Pa., coming into Pittsburgh each afternoon to take physical education as well.
The mail flying job did not pan out, although Henry is a licensed commercial pilot, having gained his license at the Greernsberg airport. So Henry Weinberg did his "charging" to the customers, his blocking and taking out on the meat which was purveyed in the market.
Weinberg played four years of high school football, basketball, track and participated in amateur boxing at the Mr. Pleasant, Pa., high school where he lived without his parents. He captained the football team during his last year in high school, graduating in June 1930. That fall he entered Duquesne University and made the freshman squad.
During his summer vacations he has worked as a life guard at swimming pools, as a counselor at summer camps, and hopes to run his own camp for boys in the summer of 1934 after he has been graduated from Duquesne University.
In the spring of 1933 he was elected president of the Phi Alpha fraternity, national Jewish organization. He was also elected last spring to the presidency of the campus inter-fraternity council.
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