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Ringgold Boys’ Baseball
Team Open Series
Fifteen members of the Ringgold,
city champion Kitten ball team, and
recreation directors are In Louis
ville today, where the Indianapolis
champs are playing a three-game
series with the title holders of the
Louisville playground leagues.
The team accompanied by Jesse
P. McClure, Bruce Hunter, Robert
Nipper and Louis Skinner of the
recreation department and R. W.
Jarvis, superintendent of city parks,
drove to Louisville this morning and
will return Saturday.
This trip and a chance to win
southern honors is the reward the
Ringgold boys received for having
gone through the Kitten ball season
and losing but one game. They re
ceived a silver loving cup for de
bating Rhodius in the finals at
Willard park last week.
Manager Accompanies Team
Vincent O’Connor, manager of the
team, is with the boys. He said they
were expecting to bring back another
baseball victory to Indianapolis.
Long and hard practice sessions
were held at Ringgold every after
noon this week in preparation for
the tilt with the southerners.
Earl Marone is catcher and Glenn
Baker pitcher for the team. Hopes
for victory were centered on the
heavy swatting of Frances Clancey,
who plays in the outfield, and Is a
regular Babe Ruth at the bat. Other
outstanding players are Eugene
Stuart and Robert Freudenburg,
who have several home runs to their
The first game will be played Fri
day morning, the second Friday
Plan Annual Event
If a tie results, it will be played
off Saturday morning.
Plans are developing between In
dianapolis and Louisville recreation
officials to make this series an an
nual event.
Other members of the Ringgold
team are—Fred Brant, first base
man; Raymond Kleppe, second
baseman; Robert Simon, shortstop;
Roy King, left field, and Kenneth
Williams, Donald Shaunessy substi
Charles Stewart, Harry Demon,
and Patrick .Cowden, supporters of
the team, have helped coach them
toward the championship they now
hold. Results of the Louisville game
will be announced Friday in The
Children Are Attracted to Rhodius
by Events.
Old-fashioned games attract chil
dren at Rhodius playground on cool
summer mornings, according to
Such games as London Bridge is
Falling Down, Dodge Ball, Lemon
ade, The Lost Slipper, and others
are favorites among the youngsters
who frequent the grounds. Some
of the smaller children, who are
daily attendants at Rhodius are:
Jimmy West, Betty Jean Harson,
Leila Grahn, Hubert Morton, Ruth
Johnson, and Mary Harsin.
Rhodius swimming pool also at
tracts many daily, and offers some
of the best swimming of any pool
In the city.
Leaders at the grounds are Mrs.
Anna L. Thompson, matron; Mrs.
Dixie Brumfield, matron; Miss Mary
E. Cunningham and Melvin Osborn,
instructors. Miss Eima Burns is
matron and guard at the Rhodius
pool assisted by Norman Hammer,
J. A. Johnston, George Kustad and
John Marshall, life guards.
Prizes Given Children Who Are
Best Performers.
Trapeze contests are the daily at
traction for children at Brookside
Mrs. Kate Peacock, matron, di
rects the work in which both girls
and boys take part. Contests were
held this week at which Mrs. Pea
cock gave prizes for the best per
formers. The prizes consisted of
pencil boxes, crayons and useful
articles to be used in school.
Ten horshoe and numerous ten
nis courts furnish entertainment
for the older children.
Those taking part in the trapeze
exercises each day are: Misses
Phyllis Gerald, Kathryn Graham,
Mary Jeanette Midema, Louise and
Mary Alice Kesup, Francis Cowder,
Marie Van Leet, Virginia Lapp,
Richard Davis, Frederick Borst.
Keith Reese and Junior Reniok.
Other leaders at the Brookside
grounds are: Mrs. Gussie E. Deer,
matron: Misses Eva Sawyer. Nellie
Blume and Paul Brewer, instructor.
Playground Instructors Teach Chil
dren Useful Arts.
Fancy colored pocketbooks and
handkerchiefs are being made by
250 children at Oakhill playground,
according to Mrs. Nellie Carter and
Mrs. James O. Rhodes, matrons.
A large class of girls bring sew
ing kits and spend their time mak
ing useful articles. Miss Esther
Hartzman made a playground mas
cot this week out of fancy colored
materials in the form of a miniature
Lois Harding is girls' instructor of
athletics at Oakhill. Games include
volley ball, hand 'ball and maypole
Jeffers Descendents to Meet
A basket dinner will be served to
rieacendents of Joseph Jeffers. Ham
ilton and M trion county pioneer, at
the annual reunion at Brookside
park Sunday.
Join Playground Safety Patrol
Y 1 f '
Boys at. Riley playground turned out in large
numbers to join the experimental division of the
playground safety patrol system being tried there.
Two groups who are working under direction of the
accident prevention bureau of the police depart
ment, the Hoosier Motor Club and The Indianapolis
Times, to promote safety on the grounds, are pic
tured here.
Above—Special patrol of junior boys (left to
Ellenberger Wins Honors in
Swimming Meet, .
First honors in the city-wide
swimming meet at Warfleigh beach
Sunday were won by Ellenberger
contestants, with Rhodius second.
Five hundred persons attended.
Fancy diving by Jarvis Allen, win
ner of the diving event, was the
feature of the day. He scored 85
out of a possible 100.
Canoe-tilting and comical diving
contests w r ere held after the main
eevnts. Jarvis Allen and Tom
Blackwell, both of Warfleigh beach,
won the canoe-tilting contest from
Fred Grossart and Wayne Hinshaw.
The meet was conducted under su
pervision of Fred Grossart of the
recreation department, assisted by
Bruce Hunter, also of the depart
ment; Robert Nipper, playground
supervisor; Wayne Henshaw, Louise
Schetter and Andrew' Ross, life
guards at Warfleigh. Other officials
were Jesse P- McClure, Donald
Blanchart and William Hamilton.
Winners in events follow;
Junior Girls—Mary Alice Shively (Ellen
berger*: Rose Mary Ford (Ellenberger),
and Hazel Cloe (Warfleigh).
Junior Bovs—Cecil Merkel (Ellenberger*:
Richard Davenport (Rhodius); no third
Senior Girls—Helen Lee ’Smith (Ellen
berceri. and Catherine Brewer (Rhodius).
Senior Boys—Frank Smelz (Ravens
woodc John Beller (Warfleigh), and Ken
neth Howe (Warfleigh*.
Jarvis Allen (Warfleightt, first; Charles
Jones 'McClure', and Alexander Sabo
Comic and Acrobatic Stunts to Fea
ture Presentation.
Finch playground is planning a
circus next Wednesday afternoon,
featured by comical and acrobatic
Children will appear as human
elephants, clowns, dancers and ac
robats, according to Jean Vestal, in
Groups are practicing daily on
stunts. Some who will take nart
are Marie Welchans, Mary Mur
phy, Glenn Payne, Herbert Beacley.
Kenneth Lee and Dorman Math
Junior and senior boys’ and girls’
handball contests were held at
Finch this week.
Needlework Is Part of Daily Pro
gram at Playground.
Sewing classes are part of the
daily program at Spades playground
and the girls are proficient at
making doll dresses.
Children helped matrons prepare
for the pageant, recently presented
at Brookside park, by making cos
tumes for the actors. Some of those
who are handy with needles are;
Mary Jane Wheeler, June Gray
Freihoffer, Maxine Danner, Blanche
Humphreys and Betty McCarthy.
Directors of the sewing classes are
Carrie E. Reinbold, matron; Mar
jorie De Burger, instructor, and
Lois Harding, instructor.
Gentleman Jr. Pushmobile Victor
The Orchard school pusmobile
race at Forty-second street and
Sunset aveue Thursday night was
won by Arthur Gentlman of Fair
view. Merchants in the neighbor
hood gave prizes. George Mumford
and Lee Rhodes of the Orchard
school playgrounds, sponsored the
race. \
right, Leon Passenau, William Gilley, Luther Jones.
Robert Linn and Buford Rice.
Center (left to right)—Back row, Lester Evans,
Ezra Walker, Harold Evans and Paul Duke; front
row, Eugene Schneider, Morriss Passenau, Floyd
Sklles and Robert Farley.
Below—Mrs. Katherine Morlan, matron, who is
in charge of safety patrol work at Riley.
Long and Short
Big and little boys have
played in the kitten league this
summer as is attested by com
parison of the smallest and
tallest members of the teams.
Arthur Brown, Willard play
ground, who is 13 years old
and 4 feet 8 inches
high, takes the prize for being
the smallest. Frank Stitz,
lengthy member of Brightwood
team, 13 years old and 6 feet
2 inches tall, is able to out
reach them all.
2,000 TAUGHT
Rhodius and Willard Use
Red Cross Method.
Approximately two thousand per
sons have learned to swim at
Rhodius park pool this season, pool
officials announced today.
Rhodius is one of the city’s most
popular pools. Its entrants won
first honors in the annual city-wide
life-saving contest there Wednes
day afternoon.
The Brink system of the Amer
ican Red Cross is used in teaching
swimming, which is under direction
of Mrs. Euna Burns, matron.
“We teach that the water will
support the body, and first have the
students learn to float face down
ward,” said Mrs. Burns. “Then they
are shown the flutter kick method,
which is the best to use in learning
to swim.”
Life guards at Willard pool report
the average attendance there this
summer has been about one thou
sand a day, and that 216 have
learned to swim this season. George
Roberts, Carl Hull and Joe Swallow
are outstanding swimmers. Others
are Jim O’Connor, Gerald Gerrin,
Charles Fisher, John McCoy and
Wayne McCoy. Matrons are Miss
Sarah Foster, Mrs. Lydia Rush, and
life guards. Ware Clemens and Wil
liam Weese, Indiana and Kentucky
back-stroke champion.
Week-End Jaunt to Bruce Lake Is
Club’s Advice.
The Hoosier Motor Club today
suggested a week-end motor trip to
Bruce Lake.
The route is United States Road
31 through Westfield, Kokomo to
Rochester, then west on a county
road for sixteen miles to the lake.
The distance is 115 miles. The road
is paved except for an eight and
one-half mile detour south of Ko
komo and gravel road from Roch
ester to the lake.
Poor Teeth—Poor Health
Cm Too Afford to Neglect TeoreT
Good Work—Moderate Price*
The People's Dentists
sa Weei Woehiiigtoß Street
HOCKS— B t. bl to ( p, o.
Smiloro—p m to It o*
Rent a Piano
Term* ■* Low aa
Pearson Piano Cos
US-ISO K. Peiuylntlt
Playlet to Be at American
Settlement School.
The final summer pageant of the
recreation department will be pre
sented by children at the American
Settlement school, 617 West Pearl
street, at 8:30 tonight.
Many foreign children, dressed In
foreign costumes, will take part in
the pageant, “Under the Portals.”
Emil Milanovicle, is to play the part
of Uncle Sam, and George Such and
Pearl Demetrius, Tom and Nancy,
other Americans.
Other nations to be represented
are: Italy, by John Pappas, Angel
Angelopoulos, Igliea Angelopoulos,
Lambuna Paris and Helen Pappas;
Serbia by Sanha Angelkovich, Leona
Phillips, Helen Despoli and Mannie
Kmezich; Bulgaria by Luba Pop
sulescue, Phoebe Maisulescu, Anna
George; Rumania by Vcitoria Mai
cheff, Meuha George and Leuha
Lascu, Fema Micu, Pearl Neata,
George Such; Hungary by Nora
Vulcu, Mary Reyho and Margaret
Rejko; Holland by Mary Muica, Vic
toria Neata, Mary. Maisulescu and
Mary Vulk; Russia by George Ard
leau; Poland by Victoria Posa, and
Switzerland by Jennie Lalu, Jose
phine Fesut and Anna Lancy.
Uncle Sam will introduce the chil
dren from the other countries to
Tom and Nancy, the American chil
dren James Demetrius, instructor,
and Miss Mary Rigg, superintendent
of the American settlement, are di
recting the play, assisted by Miss
Helen Ernestine, instructor.
Hundreds have attended the pres
entation of “Hiawatha’ ’at McClure
beach each night this week. The
final number of the Indian legend
is to be given at 8:30 tonight.
Seven scenes enacted on the wa
ter’s edge form a beautiful back
ground for the drama, which is un
der the direction of Joe Sullivan,
life guard, assisted by Ray Prigger,
John Marshall, William Martz and
William Krieg.
Speed Plane Pilot Killed
Bu United Press
DESENZANO, Italy, Aug. 23.—1 t
was reported here today that
Captain Giuseppe Motta, a pilot of
the Italian Schneider cup team,
plunged into lake Di Garda and
was killed Thursday while making
a test flight with one of the sea
planes depended upon by Italy to
capture the Schneider cup from
Great Britain.
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Instruction Will Be Under
Supervision of City Rec
reation Heads.
Plans are being prepared for the
second annual training school of
playground instructors Oct. 1, under
auspices of the city recreation de
partment, Jesse P. McClure, recre
ation director, announced today.
The school will be similar to that
held during winter months of 1927-
28, and is the only one of its kind
in the country. Courses are recog
nized by Butler university, w-hich
gives one hour credit in physical
education to students attending the
Classes Meet Weekly
Classes meet weekly for a three
hour period, until the end of May.
Authorities on child training and
playground supervision teach child
psychology, graded games, highly
organized games, song games, folk
dancing, flag drills, special stunts
and stunt programs, setting up
exercises, organization of handicraft
and story telling classes and courses
in first aid.
Instruction in rules and regula
tions of playgrounds and care of
playground apparatus is given by
recreation directors.
Os the program. McClure said,
“Thousands of children have at
tended our grounds this summer,
and a fine interest has been created.
However, it is keenly felt that a re
newal of the instructors’ training
classes will be of great benefit to
future work on the playgrounds.”
Recreation Heads Enthusiasts.
Other recreation leaders are en
thusiastic about the results obtained
by having trained matrons and in
structors on all the fifty-five city
playgrounds. Miss Lola Pfeifer,
supervisor, who has been in the
work for several years, stated
“Playgrounds have become impor
tant places of interest and amuse
ment for the children Grounds
should be interesting so that the
children will come in larger num
bers, and parents will feel their chil
dren are safe while on the grounds.”
Attendance records show a
marked increase during the past
two years on Indianapolis grounds,
and statistics reveal that children
are not playing in the streets as
formerly. The motto of the recrea
tion department is: “Keep the child
out of mischief, and keep his hands
and mind busy.”
Play Tonight
A band concert is to be held
at Rhodius park swimming
pool at 7:30 p. m. tonight, pool
officials have announced. This
is one of the series of summer
concerts presented by the park
board for benefit of Indianap
olis citizens.
Music Provided All Day for Garfield
Park Visitors.
Garfield park offers music all day
for children and picnic visitors, with
anew nine-tube radio set recently
presented to Matron Ida Schneider
for use in the shelter house by Jean
Improvements at Garfield are fast
making it one of the most up-to-date
recreation centers in the city and
attendance both in the park and
playground is on the increase, ac
cording to playground leaders. Mrs.
Florence Kretsch is playground ma
tron and is assisted by Lillian Bueh
ler, Elizabeth Cox, Mary Collins and
Knoll Kutchback, instructors.
Ball Season Closes
Members of the Meikel-Wyoming
and the Kansas-Meridian girl base
ball teams closed their seasons
Wednesday with big picnics.
Girls from Kansas-Meridian, un
der direction of Miss Mabel Oster
meyer, went to Riverside amuse
ment park for their outing. Miss
Grace Gass, instructor, was in
charge of the Meikel picnic on the
Meikel grounds.
The Record C Alter
of Indianapoli a
on Liberal Pay Plan
23 South East St.
Lewis Furniture Cos.
United Trade-In Store
844 South Meridian Street
Juniors Defeat Garfield,
8 to 5, in Willard
Park Match.
Spades Junio baseball team won
the city championship of the Junior
leagues, winning over Garfield, 8 to
5, at Willard park Monday.
Timely hitting by the winners
determined the game. Shirley Cart
er, third baseman, scored for Spades
in the second inning, and was soon
aided by hits that scored runs by
Joe Raymond and Charles Schwab.
Garfield boys played a consistent
game, but were unlucky in connect
ing with the ball. Oustanding
among the Garfield players were
Charles Percifield, who scored a
home run in the third, and Robert
Catcerson, who banged the Spades
pitcher for several hits.
After both teams had been tied
for three Carter got a
homer in the eighth inning that
started a rally, that gave four runs
to Spades.
The victors received a silver lov
ing cup from Jesse P. McClure,
recreation director.
Members of the teams were:
Spades—Fred Bradley, pitcher; Joe
Raymond, catcher; Donald Dem
inary, Charles Schwab; Shirley Car
ter, Wallace Moreman, Ned Dartin,
Frank Erath; substitutes —Vernon
Forsgran, and Edward Meredith,
and William Conner, instructor and
Garfield —Luther Lucas, pitcher;
Knoll Kutchback, catcher; Morris
Duke, Henry Weghorst, James
Latham, Robert Catterson, James
Lanthon, Estelle Smith, Elwood
Wenccke, Donald Percifield; substi
tutes —William Callahan, Charles
Ozment, and eGorge Beeson.
Box score:
Spades 031 000 400—3
Garfield .. 103 000 100—5
Umpires—Robert Nipper. Robert Stehlin
and Louis Skinner.
Teams Excel in All Branches
of Athletics.
Fall Creek playground holds the
record for the best athletes, !ts
teams having excelled in all
branches of sports this summer.
The Fall Creek girls’ baseball
team won the city championship in
the girls’ kitten league, while the
boys’ team tied for honors in the
north side league for the seniors
and then lost a close game to High
The Fall Creek juniors reached
the semi-finals of the junior boys’
league, and their volley ball team
was declared city champion at Wil
lard park.
Some of the outstanding athletes
who have won honors for Fall Creek
are Elbert Sicking, volley ball; Con
stance Apostol, home run queen of
the baseball team; Wayne Wilds,
pitcher of the boys’ baseball team,
and Louis Staubert, ball player.
Strength Came Back ,
" ABOUT two years ago, I found myself very weak and
xi. run-down. I was very nervous because I felt like I
was getting weaker. I had read a good deal about Cardui,
and decided to try it. After I had taken one bottle, I felt
better. I had more strength. I kept on taking Cardui
until my strength came back. I took five bottles in all, and
it did me a world of good. 1 did not have the weak, worn
out feeling after taking it. I am glad to recommend
it to my friends.” —Mrs. F. M. Worley, Malvern, Ark.
i Helps Women to Health J
Nor*— The above testimonial is genuine, and waa given freely. J/i
No pay has been given or promised for ita uae. LL-64
Athletic Girls
Participation in Sports
Makes for Health,
Says Director.
GIRLS! If you are seeking an
enviable “sun-tan,” or want
to learn why men act crazy at
baseball games, or perhaps, how
to outjump the boys, start visit
ing city playgrounds. That’s the
advice of Miss Lola Pfiefer, girls’
athletics director of the city rec
reation department.
Proof that members of the fairer
sex can become real athletes is
offered in the fact that nine in
structors on city playgrounds wear
varsity letters from schools they
have attended. Health, beauty
and happiness can be won by daily
participation in such games as
kittenball, volleyball, maypole
jumping and numerous other
available playground activities,
they say. 1
Three members of the Demon
basketball team, winners o$ the
Indiana and Kentucky state girls'
championships in 1929, are en
gaged in directing recreation work.
Miss Eva Sawyer, instructor at
Brookside, was forward for the
champion Demons last year, while
Miss Alda Rufner. instructor at
Greer street grounds, another
member of the Demons, is judged
one of th best girl back guards in
the state.
it it a
COLLEGE co-eds also are on
the list of feminine athletes.
Misses Dorothy Emsting, instruc
tor at Meikel; Rachel Robbeins,
life guard at Ellenberger pool; and
Ima Teigert, life guard at Ring
gold, all formerly attended the
American Gymnastic Union and
are experts in baseball, basket
ball and track.
Miss Jean Vestel, instructor at
Finch, is a former Butler student,
as also is Miss Dorothy Lawson,
instructor at Ellenberger play
ground. Maxine Haun, who gradu
ated from Shirtridge high school
this spring, has been keeping in
training by coaching the girls’
baseball team at Fall Creek.
All of these girls and many
others on the playgrounds have
perfect “sun tans” and can make
the boy friends ashamed of them
selves when it comes to throwing
a baseball. Just a few hours each
day of fun is all it takes, girls,
says Miss Pfiefer.
Miss Ruth Emhardt., recreation
department supervisor, left on a
two weeks vacation Teusday. Miss
Emhardt has been engaged in rec
reation work for seven years, and
formerly was city playground in
Her vacation trip will include a
trip to Cincinnati, and a few days
at Lake James, near Angola, Ind.
AUG. 23, 1929
City Playgrounds Will Be
Protected by Safety
Increased interest is being mani
fested by children, matrons, and in
structors in the playground safety
movement begun recently by the ac
cident prevention bureau of the po
lice department, the Hocsier Motor
Club, and The Indianapolis Times.
A safety council, to act as the
board of control, was chosen this
week. Lieutenant Frank Owens, of
the accident prevention bureau, is
general director of the movement,
and Frank Stoops, of the Hoosier
Motor Club, is vice-president. A
board of directors completes the
council and is composed of three
men, Jesse P, McClure, director of
the city recreation department;
Stanley Tullsen. managing editor
The Times, and Police Chief Claude
j Worley.
Patrols to Be Formed
Under supervision of this coun
| cil hundreds of safety patrols are
to be organized on city playgrounds
next summer.
Already, benefits of safety con
trdl are being demonstrated at
Riley playground. Riley children
contributed money to buy flowers
f or their playmate. 4-year-old James
Richardson, 828 River avenue, who
was killed in a traffic accident last
Have Protected Boy
During the summer he had been
a regular visitor at Riley play
ground. and each evening, one of
the cider boys of the safety group
escorted him home. On the eve
ning of his death the matron had
taken precautions to see that he
arrived home safely and It was after
she had done this that the accident
occurred in front of his own homo.
Owens is urging all playground
directors to take special precautions,
during the next few weeks of play
ground activities, to prevent acci
dents. Safety groups may be un
officially organized for the period, if
matrons desire, he said.
Morris Square Playground Children
Put on ‘Side Show,’
Dramatics hold the fancy of
children at Morris Square play
ground where they band together
in troupes and put on “side shows.”
Mrs. Ella Yeager, matron, said that
games and other contests are
stopped while the young actors put
on their 'Shows.
Attendance at Morris Square is
keeping up to the 200 mark each
day. Smaller children take delight
in two large, well shaded sand pile
boxes. Making garages and roads
in the sand is a favorite pastime,
Several of the children bring theit
toy autos and run them on the
miniature highways. Miss Dorothy
Beightol is instructor of girls’

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