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May 20, 1949
CONSTRUCT MODEL FOR PROPOSED GYMNASIUM
The model pictured above is a proposed plan for
a gymnasium at Highacres and was constructed
from plans received from the Campus which were
drawn up by W. K. Burns and K. L. Holderman.
The model was made from balsa wood and card
board, while the shrubbery surounding it was made
from sponge rubber. A miniature framework like
that used to build a regular house was constructed
beneath the cardboard.
"LEO THE LIP" DUROCHER CAN'T
STAY OUT OF DIAMOND LIMELIGHT
Several weeks ago, an incident oc
cured in one, of our major league
baseball parks that caused both base
ball fans and officials all over the
nation to rise from their 'seats. and
render their opinions and decisions as
to the exact meaning of the spectacle
that was enacted.
The incident was the exchange of
body blows between baseball's con
stant problem child, "Leo the Lip"
Duracher, and an emotional baseball
fan, who apparently didn't see eye to
eye with Durocher concerning mat
ters pertaining to our national pas
Incidents similar to this occur fre
quently in the lives of both baseball
men and Leo Durocher, but the one
thing that caused eyes to focus on
this particular incident was the fact
that the fan assaulted by Durocher
was -- a negro.
To have a more vivid undersanding
of the situation, it is important to
know the baseball background of the
He entered the major league base
ball as a New York Yankee, and in
stantly began his "tongue wagging"
to make up for his lack of hitting
ability. •From the Yankees he moved
to St. Louis, where he became a
chartered member of the famed "Gas
house Gang." Along with Frisch,
Medwick, and the Dean brothers, he
became the scourge of the National
League. When his playing days (he
was q fair fielding ishortstop) ended,
he went to Brooklyn to manage the
borough "Bums." 'There he continued
his baseball radicalism which was
much applauded by the home town
fans. Then, during the spring train 7
ing season 1947 he was suspended
from baseball for one year by Com
missioner Chandler for conduct detri
mental to baseball. That same season
Jackie Robinson, negro sensation,
made his debut in professional base
ball. Later in the World Series, under
Burt Shotton, he starred.
When Durocher resumed his man
agership in 1948, Robinson reported
for spring training 20 pounds over
weight, and in conflict with Durocher
as to what position the well-liked
negro would hold with the National
League Champs. Finally after much
switching around, he (Robinson)
started the season at first base, where
his early attempts were sluggish, to
the extent that he was put on the
waiver list by Durocher. Then some
thing happened in the offices of the
Brooklyn Baseball Club that aston
ished baseball enthusiasts everywhere
--Brooklyn's beloved "Lippy" was re
leased to the New York Giants, and
Barney Shotton resumed the mana
gerial reins. Then, coincidently, or
whatever one may conclude, Jackie
Robinson finished the season in the
same blaze of glory that had earned
him the Rookie of the Year award for
his masterful playing the previous
Now, that we have an overall
picture of the events that may have
led up to the unwarranted outburst at
the Polo Grounds, what may we con
clude ? Is it the writer's imagination
making a mountain out of a molehill
or is there an unseen conflict occurr
ing behind the closed doors of base
ball's big businessmen ?
The Community Chorus under the
direction of Miss Pearl Garbrick held
their annual picnic Tuesday after
noon at six o'clock at the home of
Mrs. Martha Ray. Everyone who at
tended reports he had , a good time.
The model was made to scale with 1-8 inch equi
valent to one foot. It took builders Mr. Arthur Car
penter and student Hank Zeigler one week to finish
the project. Since no color scheme was specified, Mr.
Carpenter decided on an appropriate one and painted
the model. To complete the project Zeigler modeled
the small clay figure standing in front of the build
ing. Students can see the results of this unusual
undertaking when the model is placed on display
in the library.
I.—What famous baseball player
played twenty-one years with the
2.—What famous baseball player
beat the great Walter Johnson in
two consecutive shutouts and
• later became one of the greatest
hitters that baseball has ever
3.—What present day baseball star
was born in Czechoslovakia?
4.—What heavyweight champion of
the world once played first base
for a team in the Nat. League?
s.—Who is the man who underwent
more than fifteen leg operations
and still holds his own on the
6.—What disappointed baseball play
er became the twentieth president
of the United States?
7.—What famous hitter went to bat
700 consecutive times without
B.—With what Major League Club
did Babe Ruth close his baseball
9.—Who was the oldest rookie in
10.—What player hit one of Rip Se
wells' "Blooper Pitches" for a
home run in the '47 All Star
Answers to You Guess 'Em
1. Ty Cobb.
2. George Sisler.
3. Elmer Valo.
4. James J. Corbett.
5. Lew Brissie.
6. Howard Taft.
7. Wee Willie Keeler.
8. Boston Braves.
9. Satchel Paige.
10. Ted Williams.
By DICK BAGBY
You Guess 'Em
FACULTY TROUNCED BY
WOOD'S HOODS TEAM
In a thrill-packed game Tuesday
night Wood's Hoods, the Center girls
baseball team, defeated the faculty
team, Leichty's Swiftees, by a lop
sided score. 28-7.
On the mound for the Hoods was
Milly Romanell while Miss Mary
Wood pitched for the faculty. Heavy
hitters for the winners were Helen
Gregory with four homers and Jean
ette Formolo, Milly Romanell, Anna
Peifer and Doris Hartung with three
home runs each to their credit.
Miss Wood was assisted by Mrs.
Jean Harrison, Misses Margaret
Campbell, Margaret Leichty, Anna
Erleman, Florence Yannes and stu
dent Jeanne McGrory. Sole slugger
for the Swiftees was Yannes who hit
two homers into the center field.
The teams hope to have a return
match Friday night if the weather is
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Pearl G Garbrick and Lois I. Niefert.
The' student committee consists of
sophomores Bill Baran, Mike Doddo,
Mary Claypotch, Millie Maczkov and
Larry Nicholson, and freshmen John
Wersinger, John McNally, Arthur
Snyder, Louisa May and Edward
Mr. Frank Kostos has compiled a
list of those sophomores who are at
present eligible to receive certificates
at Convocation. They are arranged in
Joseph Adams, Malcolm Allen, Mi
chael Arlotto, Conrad Balliet, Doris
Bartol, Clinton Bittner, •James Boo
ros, Lewis Broadt, Gilbert Butter
wick, Pat Carabba, Bernard Carr,
Frank Clatch, Mary Claypotch, Aar
on Deitch, Robert Davis, Andrew
Anthony Dombroski, Thom s li ‘ s Ei
senman, Arthur Fry, James Godber,
Anita Goldberg, Charles Grebey,
Steve Henkel, Francis Hill, John
Hine, Michael Hussar, John Kaduk,
Henry Kiose, Margaret Kohler, Eu
gene Kostick, Steve Kowalick .
John Kreiger, Michael Krynock,
Henry Laskowski, Henry' Lockman,
John McGee, Thomas McGee, Mary
Ellen McHugh,, Melania Maczkov.
George Makuta, Victor Marchetti.
Brice Martin, Joseph Matyas, Rita
Mikula, Charles Miller, James Mink,
Lawrence Nicholson, Edward Nowak,
Joseph Olivia, George Pavlick.
John Planutis, Robert Podlesny,
Paul Pucillo, June Reinmiller, Joseph
Reynolds, Norman Richenbacher,
Robert Rinkus, Joseph Ritsko. Albert
Rosen, Albert Sabalusky. Myron
Schmutzer, Leo Shulman, Stanley
Sitoski, Joseph Smolewich, Ralph
Spayd, Steve Talarovich, Kenneth
Vayda, Claude Villa, Horace Welliv
er, Keith Whitemire, Robert Yore,
Michael Zabitchuck, George Zimmer
A sophisticated girl is one who
knows how to refuse a kiss without
being deprived of it.