This photo was published in The Des Moines Tribune, Sports section, January 10, 1933.
“Dexter High Girls Seek First Cage Victory of Season. Although beaten in every game so far this season, Dexter has a scrappy team which has displayed good teamwork, but they are handicapped because of size. Verna Maulsby and Doris Wilson will start as forwards, Ethel Schoonover and Mildred McMullen at centers, and I. G. Hoy and Mary McMenamin at the guard. Wilson, although a freshman, is showing promise and is expected to develop into a fine forward.”
I wanted to use this photo of mother in Leora’s Dexter Stories: The Scarcity Years of the Great Depression, so I went through the red tape to obtain permission. The Des Moines Tribune is no longer published but was owned by The Des Moines Register. In 1985, the newspaper was sold to Gannett. They directed me to use the copyright ©USA TODAY NETWORK with the photo every time I publish the photo.
And as long as I don’t sell more than 1000 copies of the book, the charge to reprint the 1933 photo was $150.
I dearly wanted to publish the photo of this left-handed girl in the too-big shoes and baggy socks, with a rough and tumble scab or two from shooting baskets with her older brothers, at the time playing old-fashioned three-court girls’ basketball.
I paid the $150.
Doris’s basketball story.