1960 Approximate
Bluejay Jaycee Relay Plaque. Material: wood, metal. Size: 12 1/2" W. x 24 1/2" H. Description: brown wood plaque - silver metal nameplates on front - top plate: photo of a man sitting at a desk with newspapers in front of him - newspaper states: "Worthington Daily Globe" - silver nameplate below photo: "Bluejay Jaycee Relays V.M. Vance Traveling Trophy Awarded by Daily Globe Mile Relay" - eight silver nameplates in two columns below - first plate: "Dakota State 3:29.5 - 1974 Toney Blanks Joe Tomscha Mark Vankat Duane Salonen"; second plate: "Rochester Community College Meet Record 3:27.0 1975 Westly Dickerson Garrett Coble Greg Scurlock Dave Thompson"; third plate: "U of M Waseca Meet Record 3:24.7 1976 Gene Hunter Gordy Lenneman Kurt Knudson Seve Schwecke"; other plates are empty - metal hook at back.
May 8, 2007 tried to find out more information about the plaque. Contacted the Daily Globe in Worthington MN and they replied: "There is no one working at the Daily Globe anymore that would have knowledge of this trophy. V.M. Vance was the owner/publisher of the Daily Globe for many years but is long deceased. The Bluejay name would indicate that it was a trophy awarded through the local community college, probably with sponsorship provided by the Daily Globe. It must have been suspended in the late 1970s since there is no longer a track team or related events at the college." The Daily Globe suggested we contact Julie Stevenson at Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Worthington MN. Julie never replied to the emails.