Howard U congratulated by Nixon

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Jamaica Gleaner

The Gleaner was informed yesterday of a message of congratulations from American President Mr. Richard Nixon to the Howard University football coach Lincoln Phillips on his team's victory in the NCAA Championships on Thursday last.

According to a release received from the local United States Information Service (USIS) the message was passed on to Mr. Phillips by the American Embassy. Following is the text of the message:

"My heartiest congratulations to you and the Howard University soccer team. Your team, your victory yesterday (December 30), the perfect season of fifteen wins and no losses, and your NCAA Championship make Washington very proud.

You have made a great season for Washington teams even better.

Good luck in your exhibition games in the West Indies. Washington looks forward to the return of its heroes."