Daily News from New York, New York on September 10, 1957 · 69
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Daily News from New York, New York · 69

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Tuesday, September 10, 1957
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DAILY NEWS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1957 K2 St. John's U. Begins 88th Year Start of St. John's University's 88th year was observed at ceremonies beginning with Solemn High Mass in St. John's Church, Wil-loughby and Lewis Aves. Here pro-cession of 450 members of the teaching staffs at the university x prep school and grammar school enters church after marching from St. John's Uptown Division. Pfa 'ton J Utter to Tho Rtadon a h New York 17. Your nam and addrtu wilt bo withhold on requomt PANTS VS. DRESSES Readers Writer Gerlotti is mistaken. Since when are giddy-looking toreador pants, et aL, male attire? Women who are unfortunate enough to look "ugly and disgusting" in pants will look the same way wearing dresses. If Mr. G. is referring to tailored slacks, may I remind him that, like shoes, shirts, hats, gloves, etc., they are made for women as well as for men? Slacks are very comfortable for women who are too old to go bare-legged during the summer, and who don't have time to dress up unless they are going some place where they must be dressed. PRACTICAL. THE HAPPY BUS MEN Perhaps it is true that a good many bus "drivers around town are discourteous and cranky but not those on the Eighth Ave. line in Brooklyn. They must be a special breed because they are all pleasant and polite. One in particular deserves special mention. He smiles and says "good morning" to every passenger. I am sure his cheerful greeting has lifted the spirits of many riders. A PASSENGER. URGES REFRESHER A Beer Salesman should go back to school and take a refresher course in arithmetic. According to all calculations, there are 39.86 ounces in a barrel (31 gallons) of beer. To enlighten our "salesman" further, the current price is $23.43 per barrel. I suggest this gentleman resign his position and buy a tavern if he thinks the profit is so great. BROOKLYN TAVERN OWNER SNEEZERS, UNITE! I am a hay fever victim and suffer terribly during the ragweed season. I would like to organize a hay fever club so that a group of us could join in trying to eliminate ragweed from our city. I know there is a way to destroy it but one alone cannot win the fight. So let's all of us 'victims get together and see what we can do. Mrs. TOBY GEISLER. tutJ?- - ! - i I Li I -I 1 (SEWS foto by Nick Sorrentino) Writ; THE NEWS, 220 . 42 J St., PARIS STYLES? BAH! French fashion designers are out to dress all women in gunny-sacks in order to hide the scrawn-iness of French girls as compared to the curvaceous charms of our own American beauties. Do you blame the American male for letting out a howl every time one of these French fashion shows rolls around? BEAUTY LOVER. ONE-ROOM HOUSING Why is it that a single woman cannot apply for an apartment in a housing development? Is it because such a person, earning about $45 a week, does not rate a place where she could live within her income? Why shouldn't the authority include a few one-room units in its plans for Brooklyn and give the single woman who is trying to live decently a break? OUTSIDER. WANNA SWAP? To motorman: Since you motor-men get far less than us sanitation men, why don't you apply for a job in our department? "You might enjoy walking along behind a truck all day, in all kinds of weather, tossing up cans and breathing in exhaust fumes, dust and ashes. SANITATION MAN VOTE FOR PINE ST. I nominate Pine St. between Fulton St. and Atlantic Ave., Cypress Hills, as the dirtiest street in Broooklyn. Where are the street cleaners ? RESIDENT. COPS HAVE MEDAL The police officer who lost a St. Christopher medal inscribed H.N.S. 1934 should contact the lost and found department of the New York Police Department where the medal was sent. JOHN POWERS. SALES WALLOP . . . atari with reader. 931,000 Brooklynite read the Daily New . . . Reach them through New Classified. Ads are on pages K-7, 8. To place an ad Call Main 4-6200. Frua "PROFILE OF THE MILLIONS" FT. GREENE PARK TO FOREST HILLS lie Aims at Best Racquet in World Not so many years ago a blond four-year-old tyke, wielding a dime-store toy racquet, hit balls over a tennis net taller than himself in Fort Greene Turk. His "opponents" were his mother, dad and an occasional player who patiently tossed the ball to the little fellow. Today, the youngster is 19 and 6 feet, 1 inch. And his big ambition is to become "the best tennis player in the world." Ronald Holmberg . has won plenty of tennis titles, including Wimbledon's junior crown in 1956,. since his Fort Greene fledgling" days. Forest Hills Star And he gave ample eyidence of growing prowess in what experts hailed as one of the most thrilling matches in tlje recent nationals at Forest Hills. Although young Ronald lost to Australia's top - seeded Ashley Cooper, his performance put Cooper through the strongest service duel of the tourney. The ambitious Brooklynite whe lives at 420 Clinton Ave., will return Monday to Tulane University, -where he is a sophomore and tennis .team member. Discussing his high tennis hopes, Holmberg said: "How to become the best in the world? Just hard work on and on until finally you've perfected everything. "How long will it take? About three years, maybe a little less or a little more. It's all relative. You can't figure a time. I just plan to keep right on trying to win top titles if I can. Career Not Picked "After college I want some sort of career, but I'm not sure yet what it will be. But I will still give tennis as much time as possible and see how it turns out." An off -court ..battle Holmberg wages is keeping in good physical trim. Since going to college he has pared off -about 15 pounds of his teen-age weight, a loss that experts figure has helped his court improvement. "Keeping in trim takes a lot of exercise and watching your diet," Holmberg said. "I don't eat too much, especially fattening things. I eat a lot of meat, particularly steak." Near Miss, Then a Win Holmberg's 1957 titles include the national intercollegiate doubles championship and the eastern clay court men's crown. He almost won the eastern clay title in 1955. Only 17, he fought But Come Back, IwWattAAlMMaAA. (NEWS foto by Bob Koller) Mrs. Vera McNamee and her sister, Grace Coughlin, of 1846 Albany Ave wave happily to friends as they prepare to sail on the Queen of Bermuda for two weeks oa the sunny shores of that sunny land. M LEW.. x Ronald Holmberg a 64-jjame, four-hour match to reach the finals, but bowed to the defending champ. Last July, he took the title in what many considered his most impressive victory up to then. His first title, a Park Department crown, was won at his starting spot in Fort Greene Park. He was only 12. "I've loved tennis," he said, "since the first day I saw a court at Fort Greene. I was only 3. For years, I was the youngest player around there and I was glad to get a partner. There were no kids my own age playing tennis. "From 4 to 12, I just batted the ball around, playing against grown men. They must have been pretty good-natured. I also practiced a lot against boys from Bishop Loughlin High School before I went there as a student." Other Sports, Too An all-round athlete, Holmberg plays basketball and baseball. He also thought of becoming a baseball player, but the tennis court won out over the diamond. Despite heavy representation from sunny Florida and California in amateur tennis ranks, Brooklynite Holmberg believes his home borough could produce many more top stars. "There certainly are enough facilities around New York, espe cially indoors," he said. Mavourneens! 1?i iliWM f "I ill llll itlrfl .V i . in Flat hush Ili-Y Units to Meet Six Flatbush Ili-Y Clubs will begin activities tomorrow with a meeting at Walt Whitman JHS, Veronica Place and Snyder Ave. The groups are from Erasmus Hall, Prospect Heights. James Madison, Midwood and Brooklyn Tech. 42 Reservists Safe in Nfld. Plane Mishap Gander, Nfld., Sept. 9 (Special). Forty-two Navy Air Reservists from Brooklyn, Queens and Nas sau and six crew members wei grounded here today after a mysterious accident during an instru ment landing in poor visibility. The f our-engined transport plane, en route from Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, to participate in air-sea maneuvers in French ff ... morocco, iorin Airica, struck an object while attempting a landing at Argentia, a naval installation 100 miles south of here. The landing attempt was the third by Comdr. Herbert Stead, a Hempstead bank official in civilian life. The operation was hampered by dense fog and a ceiling of 200 feet Although some damage was reported to the right win stabilizer and tail assembly, th craft managed to continue its flight to this field and its superior facilities. The plane will be grounded until repair parts can be flown from Floyd T.ennett. The passengers, including tw women, are members of Naval Air Reserve Unit VRH'H, kU-tioned at the Brooklyn field. It was one of three units bound fop Port Lyautey to participate in airlifting operations for tw weeks. Stark: Good I Book Is Boy's ' Best Friend The modern public library was described as a sound deterrent to juvenile delinquency and an "arsenal of learning" by City Council President Abe Stark at dedication of the New Lot branch of the Brooklyn Public Library yesterday. "A youngster with a good book under his arm is not likely to have mischief on his mind," Stark said. Stark praised the administration and staff of the Brooklyn Public Library, headed by Francis R. St. John, in providing cultural enrichment to the borough's 3.000,000 residents. He called tha library "the laboratory of the scholar" and "the university of the common man." The new library, containing 25,000 square feet of floor space, is the largest branch built in Brooklyn in the past 50 years. It cost $750,000. It will house 49,000 volumes and provide facilities for community meetings, adult and youth activities and reading programs for children.

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