WITH DONS AT WHITE HOUSE
Turnbull and his doctor will fly to meet LBJ
By Norman MacDonald
Dons Manager Eddie Turnbull accompanied by his doctor, Hugh Falconer, will make ‘‘flying’’ visit to America to Join the Aberdeen FC players and officials when they are presented to President Lyndon B. Johnson on Thursday at the White House.
The Pittodrie touring party will leave Dyce by air this morning en route for Washington and it was originally intended that Mr Turnbull who is recovering from an illness that at the last minute prevented him being with his players at the Scottish Cup final last month, would join the Dons in the US in a fortnight.
During the Dons stay in America. Washington will be their headquarters and while competing in the tournament they will represent the capital under the name of the Washington Whips.
Over the weekend, when it was arranged that the Pittodrie tourists would meet the President, so keen were the Washington soccer officials that Mr Turnbull should be present that they were in touch with the Aberdeen manager by transatlantic telephone in an effort to persuade him to fly out specially for the presentation.
...said was quite willing to go to America if he couid get his visa in time.
This thing blew up on Sunday and naturally I cant just drop everything and go. There are quite a lot difficulties to sort out and alternative arrangements to made.
"I am going down to Edinburgh to see about the visa. If it’s all in order. Mr Turnbull and I will probably fly out tomorrow, to the reception on Thursday and fly home at the weekend."
Aberdeen Press and Journal - Tuesday 23 May 1967
Insert Article: Newspaper Article, WITH DONS AT WHITE HOUSE AFTER ALL, Aberdeen Press and Journal, dated Tue 23 May 1967. Insert Article: Transcribed by Graeme Watson 2021.
Lyndon Baines "LBJ" Johnson
36th President of the United States
- Birth: 27 Aug 1908 • Stonewall County, Texas, USA
- Death: 22 Jan 1973 • Stonewall County, Texas, USA
President's Daily Diary
Entry, 26 May 1967
Insert Photo: From Graeme Watson's personal collection, President's Daily Diary Entry - Public Domain
Washington Whips FC
Washington Whips FC’s 1967 Tour
The Washington Whips were a soccer team based in Washington, D.C. that played in the United Soccer Association (USA). The league was made up of teams imported from foreign leagues. The Washington Whips were the Aberdeen F.C. from Scotland. The name was chosen as the outcome of a newspaper contest. (Source: Wikipedia).
Tour Fixture List 1967
Washington Whips 1 v 2 Cleveland Stokers
26 May 1967
Storrie 44' - Setters 8', Vernon
D.C. Stadium, Washington, D.C., USA, Attendance: 9,403
Toronto City 1 v 2 Washington Whips
31 May 1967
Cormack - Storrie, Smith
Varsity Stadium, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Attendance: 12,000
Washington Whips 1 v 1 Chicago Mustangs
04 Jun 1967
Storrie - Boninsegna
D.C. Stadium, Washington, D.C., USA, Attendance: 6,125
Washington Whips 3 v 0 New York Skyliners
07 Jun 1967
Dalmao (o.g.), J.Wilson, Smith
D.C. Stadium, Washington, D.C., USA, Attendance: 5,112
Detroit Cougars 2 v 2 Washington Whips
11 Jun 1967
Thompson 14', 17' - J. Wilson 11', P.Wilson 40'
Tiger Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, D.C., USA, Attendance: 5,134
Cleveland Stokers 2 v 2 Washington Whips
14 Jun 1967
Dobing, Eastham - Shewan, P.Wilson
Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, Attendance: 6,162
Washington Whips 1 v 1 Los Angeles Wolves
20 Jun 1967
J.Wilson 23' - Burnside 40'
D.C. Stadium, Washington, D.C., USA, Attendance: 7,487
Replayed on the 10 Jul 1967, due to Los Angeles Wolves illegal use of third substitute.
San Francisco Golden Gate Gales 0 v 0 Washington Whips
25 Jun 1967
Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, USA, Attendance: 4,657
Washington Whips 1 v 1 Vancouver Royal Canadians
28 Jun 1967
Munro - Gauden
D.C. Stadium, Washington, D.C., USA, Attendance: 8,709
Dallas Tornado 0 v 2 Washington Whips
01 Jul 1967
Smith 75', Whyte 88'
Dallas Cotton Bowl, Dallas, USA, Attendance: 6,839
Houston Stars 0 v 1 Washington Whips
04 Jul 1967
Astrodome, Houston, USA, Attendance: 12,380
Washington Whips 1 v 2 Boston Shamrock Rovers
8 Jul 1967
Munro - O'Neill, (pen.), Dixon
D.C. Stadium, Washington, D.C., USA, Attendance: 9,760
Washington Whips 3 v 0 Los Angeles Wolves
10 Jul 1967
Storrie (2), Buchan
D.C. Stadium, Washington, D.C., USA, Attendance: 7,641
Replay of game from 20 Jun 1967, due to Los Angeles Wolves illegal use of third substitute.
President's Cup Final
The winners from the Western Division v the winners of the Eastern Division.
Los Angeles Wolves 6 v 5 Washington Whips
14 Jun 1967
Knowles, 3', Burnside, 65', 67', 82', Dougan, 113', Shewan 122' (o.g.) - Smith, 21' Munro, 64', 89', 120',(2 pens.) Storrie, 66'
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California, USA, Attendance: 17,842
Winners: Los Angeles Wolves
(Wolverhamptom Wanders, England)
Washington Whips Football Club 1967, (Aberdeen FC, Scotland)
United Soccer Association, Eastern Division Champions 1967, President's Cup Final, Runners-up 1967
Manager, Eddie Turnbull, Players, No 1. Goalkeeper: Bobby Clark, No 2. Right Back: Jim Whyte, No 3. Left Back: Ally Shewan, No 4. Right Half: Francis Munro,
No 5. Centre Half: Tommy McMillan, No 6. Right Half: Jens Petersen, No 7. Centre Forward: Jim Storrie, No 8. Inside Left: Jimmy Smith, No 9. Centre Forward: Dave Johnston,
No 10. Inside Right: Harry Melrose, (Capt.) and Acting Manager, No 11. Outside Left: Jimmy Wilson, No 12. Left Back: Jim Hermiston, No 13. Left Half: Martin Buchan,
No 14. Outside Right: Pat Wilson, No 15. Outside Right: Ian Taylor, No 16. Outside Left: Willie Watt, Trainer: David Shaw
President: Earl M. Foreman, General Manager: Jerry Cooper, Director of PR: Charles Brotman.
Washington Whips, Aberdeen FC, Aberdeen, Scotland - Los Angeles Wolves, Wolverhamptom Wanders FC, West Midlands, England - The Cleveland Stokers, Stoke City FC, Stoke-on-Trent, England - Toronto City, Hibernian FC, Edinburgh, Scotland - Dallas Tornado, Dundee United FC, Dundee, Scotland - Chicago Mustangs, Cagliari Calcio FC, Sardinia, Italy - New York Skyliners, C.A. Cerro FC, Montevideo, Uruguay - Vancouver Royal Canadians, Sunderland FC, Tyne and Wear, England - Houston Stars, Bangu Atlético FC, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - San Francisco Golden Gate Gales, Ado den Haag, Hague FC, Netherlands - Boston Rovers, Shamrock Rovers FC, Dublin, Ireland and the Detroit Cougars consisted of players from Glentoran F.C., Belfast, Ireland.
USA Final Los Angeles Wolves v Washington Whips
Washington Whips - Aberdeen stars of '67
Family Tree Official's, Player's and staff details: Ancestry.com
A.F.C Official's, Player's and staff details source: AFC Heritage - The Official Aberdeen Football Club Heritage Trust.
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Additional Information: (Innes, David (2017). Numbers on the Front. McKenzie Print Ltd, Aberdeen.)
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Insert photos: From Graeme Watson's personal collection, United States President, Lyndon B. Johnston with Washington Whips (Aberdeen FC) Manager Eddie Turnbull, players and officials. Who took part in a pre-tournament photo-shoot. Citation - Photograph contact sheet, 5/26/1967, 1967-05-26-A4190, 5/26/1967, 1967-05-26-A4191, White House Photo Office Collection, LBJ Presidential Library & President's Daily Diary Entry 1967-05-26 - Public domain.
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