"Inky" Boe quarterbacked the Bombers while Morrie
Kohler ripped off an 87-yard jaunt against the Hornets. Milt
Popovich (Montana) played halfback.
The fate of the Bombers was tied to that of the
Portland Rockets in July of 1945. With the announcement that the
Rockets would withdraw from the league, the Bombers found themselves
without a "local" opponent and increase costs for travel during the
Football moved into the courtroom on July 18th,
1946 with the filing of an action by James A. Mandas of Seattle against
Alvin T. Davies, Tacoma sportsman, in connection with operation of a
Puget Sound entry in the Pacific Coast Football League, Inc.
Mandas asked that Davies be enjoined from claiming
he had a franchise in the league operating a team in the league,
judgment of $2,000 and an accounting of the receipts of the 1944 season.
The Seattlite's complaint, filed in superior court,
stated that Mandas held a franchise for operation of the Seattle
Steelers in the coast circuit. Davies owned a franchise from the
American Football League for the Seattle Bombers and the complaint
asserted, sought to employ Mandas as athletic manager and to acquire his
players and training facilities.
Mandas stated he refused to sign such a contract
but agreed to become Davies' athletic manager. In 1945, the
American Football League ceased to exist and Davies asserted himself to
be owner of the Seattle franchise in the coast loop.
In Sacramento, J. Rufus Klawans, Coast League
president, declared league records show Davies as the owner of the
Seattle-Tacoma franchise and that "no other parties have an interest".