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January 26, 1960


• The Oakland group led by Chet Soda and Robert Osborne and an Atlanta group led by businessman Jack Clay made their pitches to the AFL

• No decision was made because the league received late word that a San Francisco group led by George McKeon and Bernard Hagen had requested a hearing, too

• Wayne Valley, an East Bay land developer, was also in Dallas as part of the Soda/Osborne group

• Bill Jackson of the Jackson/Ed Goldie group was in Dallas, but did not make a presentation

In Print

“Pros Decide on Oakland Today”, Scotty Stirling, Oakland Tribune

  • Tags: Joe Foss, Robert Osborne, Chet Soda, Wayne Valley, Jim Clay, Bud Adams, Houston Oilers, Barron Hilton, Los Angeles Chargers, Ted Harrer, Bill Jackson, Ed Goldie

“St. Louis Enters AFL Franchise Race”, UPI, Hayward Daily Review

  • Subhead: “Key Talks Open in Dallas”
  • Tags: Joe Foss, Lamar Hunt

“Three Oakland Groups Woo AFL Moguls”, Hayward Daily Review

  • Tags: Robert Osborne, Chet Soda, Charles Harney, Wayne Valley, Ed Goldie, Bill Jackson, Ted Harrer, stadium

“Oakland AFL Bid Goes to Vote Today”, UPI, San Francisco Chronicle

  • Tags: Joe Foss, Chet Soda, Robert Osborne, Ed Goldie, Bill Jackson (quote)

“Atlanta in AFL?”, Jesse Outlar, Atlanta Constitution

  • Tags: column, Lamar Hunt, Jim Clay, Frank Leahy, Los Angeles Chargers, Earl Mann, Bob Howsam, Denver Broncos, Billy Sullivan, Boston Patriots, Estes Kefauver

“Atlanta, Oakland Await AFL Word”, AP, Atlanta Constitution

  • Subhead: “Foss Says the Decision May Come on Tuesday”
  • Tags: Joe Foss (quote)

“No Miami Voice in AFL Meeting”, AP, Miami Herald

  • Tags: Joe Foss

“Oakland AFL Berth Up for Grabs Today”, Prescott Sullivan, San Francisco Examiner

  • Tags: Bill Jackson, Ed Goldie, Charles Harney, Robert Osborne, Chet Soda, Wayne Valley, Harvey Binns, Art Beckett, Ed McGah, stadium, Ernie Nevers, Joe Foss (quote)

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