June 2, 1950
A tall, fair-haired man in sports jacket and flannels stepped from a ‘plane at London Airport yesterday, walked smiling up to the bank and to everyone’s surprise casually piled 1,980 dollars on the counter.
He was Mr. John Charles Rouse, Secretary of the Liverpool Football Club, and he explained: “The club went to Germany and Belgium to play two games. Before we left England, we stipulated that our share of the gate money should be paid in dollars. I carried them home in a locked suitcase and now I am paying them into the Club’s account.”
(Source: Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer: June 3, 1950)