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The Philadelphia Record
December 21, 1926

Holden Resigns As President At Frankford

Head of Yellowjackets Will Devote Next Year to Business.

Chamberlin May Quit

Frankford won the National League football championship on Saturday, but the following day lost one of its biggest assets. Sunday Theodore E. Holden resigned as president of the club, and his loss will be a severe blow to the organization.

Holden, better known to the members of the Frankford club as "Thee," was an indefatigable worker in the interests of the team and the organization that made the team possible, and he devoted a great amount of his time to the duties of his office. Now Holden is gone and Frankford must plan for next year without counting on "Thee" for advice and counsel.

The resignation of the Frankford president came Sunday while his team was bemoaning the calling off of a game at Clifton Heights. Due to the intense cold there was not enough money in the Clifton park to pay the groundskeeper, and the players naturally did not feel like playing Santa Claus one week ahead of time.

"There is too much worry attached to the job to suit me," said Holden. "And my business interests have suffered as a result of the time I have devoted to the club. Now I am going to resign and attend strictly to business next year."

Holden has served as president of the Frankford A. A. for only one year, succeeding Shep Royle in the office, but in that brief time he has proved to be the most popular man ever to hold the position.

It is also rumored that Guy Chamberlin, the coach and manager of the club, may be missing when next year's session gets under way. Chamberlin is understood to have received a college offer that is very tempting and may desert the ranks of professional football.

With the going of Chamberlin a complete reorganization of the team would be in order, as several of the players are talking of leaving provided their coach deserts the club. While none has signified a definite intention of quitting the club, it would not be surprising to see several new faces in next year's line-up.

Frankford is the oldest professional football team in the East and celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary by winning the National League pennant after five years of constant effort. Now the men behind the organization are going ahead with plans for the future, and a stadium that will seat 25,000 fans is one of the most pressing needs that is now receiving the attention of the energetic fans up where the L begins.