Ellsworth Hasbrouck interview
o Young Syracuse Med. Student At Howard U Will Be "RID" At 23 SYRACUSE, N. Y. - An "M. D, at 23 vears of aee. This is the distinction now looming for Ellsworth E. Hasbrouck, son of Louis H. Smith, of 930 South State street, this city, at present a student at Howard Medical School la wash ington, D. C. But in spite of the widespread admiring comerunt which bis record has elicited among those that know him, the young man continues to be a modest and unassuming person, and has nothing to say about ambition and higij purpose. His scholastic record has been out - Standing throughout his career. He graduated from Central High School here at 16 and received his college degree at 19. Not only in the academic field has young Hasbrouck piayeu a teaaing part, howevr. While in high school, among other tilings, he played outfield On the school baseball team and after finishing placed semi - pro basketball for ift years wttn Leslie Buck s Syr acuse Colored Celtics, central rew York Negro basketball champions in 1930 - 31. In 1930, Hasbrouck entered Syra cuse University where he played fresh man football. During this time he also found tune for dramatics and other scuvties at. Dunbar Cbrnmunitv Cen ter and St, Philips Exscopal Church. By working at Dey Brothers and as a soprts writer for The Progres sive Herald, local rsegro weekly, Hasbrouck helped pay his expenses through school. His transfer to Howard University Medical School last fall, it is believed may have been influenced by Dr. Lc Grand Coleman, local physican, and Dr. Albert P. Johnson, local dentist, both of whom are alumni nf the capital institution. Having Lad two years of mediic a. the ccKcge here, he needs but one more yesx at Howard to finish. . "I just never could picture myself in any other field," said Hasbrouck during an interview last, week, ex plaining how he had gravitated into that profession. He expressed a strong liking' for all the phases of the study, observing that most medical students are glad to get out of the laboratory" and into actual prac tice with patients. Inere is no use worrying about those things.'' he declared when the subject was turned to his hopes or expectations. 1 d rather be reasant ly surprised thaa diiappcUttd. Hitch ing one s wagon to a star makes good literature," he added smilingly, "but b not very practical. Considerable credit for his success thus far Hasbrouck gave to his mo ther who he called his - inspirauon. When I come up lame she helps me all she can," he said. He expressed the opinion, however, that it'a better to earn one's way through college than to borrow "and not be independ ent ' - Besides his mother, aHslrouck has two broilers, Arthur and Homer Hasbrouck, and two sis.ers. Mrs. Daniel Caldwell and Clarice Hasbrouck. all of whom also attended Vocational High School where Ellsworth starred in track, football and baseball.