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The Frankford Gazette, Philadelphia
September 8, 1933

Frankford Pro Grid Eleven Starts Practice This Sunday

Wally Secrist Issues Call For Candidates for Interstate League Team

First practice for the new Frankford club of the Interstate Professional Football League will be held next Sunday at the Northeast Shrine Club, Rockledge.

The team will be coached by Wally Secrist, former Western Maryland star, with Snitz Snyder, one time Maryland back, as his assistant.

Secrist announces that 25 men will report and that 22 will be carried when the league gets underway. The first game for Frankford, an exhibition affair will be against the Shenandoah State champs, on September 17, at Shenandoah.

Five players have just been signed by Frankford. Two are backs. They are Hi Miller, formerly of Ursinus, and Shorty Chalmers, who was quarterback at Maryland when Snyder played there. Miller used to be with Stapleton in the National League.

The other three are linemen. Ernie Charlis, 219-pound tackle also from Maryland; Ed Williams, 235-pound guard who used to play with the Tacony Aces and Mike Santanero, who can play either guard or center. Charlis was with Frankford last year.