The souvenir program had pictures of the new Purdue library and the Memorial Gymnasium inside and out. Whenever a building is labeled as a memorial, it is always there to remember some person or event. I discovered that the Memorial gymnasium was built in memory of the 17 people who were killed in a train crash as the Purdue football team was on its way to Indianapolis to play Indiana University. Of the 17 killed, 14 were football players. There are 17 steps going up to the gymnasium in honor of the 17 people who were killed. One of the players on the football team that year was a 27 year old farm boy from Veedersburg, named Charles Furr.