Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 29, 1975 · Page 54
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 54

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 29, 1975
Page 54
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5D -June 29,1975 Sunday Ga*ettt-MaU Ch»rl«*fon, «**« Virgin!* Mrs. Jackie Robinson Continues Husband s Business By Gary Libmaa NEW YORK (AP) - One day recently, Rachel Robinson arrived at her Manhattan office at 11:30 a.m. At 12 she attended a business luncheon. At 2 p.m. she began a meeting with several business associates which lasted until 5:46. Then she talked to a reporter and went to a dinner. The next day she was in her office at 9:30 a.m. before flying to California. " Since the death of her husband, Jackie, in October 1972, Mrs. Robinson has been in the public eye chiefly as the widow of the man who survived tremendous pressures to integrate major league baseball in 1947. Her remarks were reported nationwide this I spring when she attended the Cleveland Indians' opening game to watch Mr«. Robioion baseball's first black manager, Frank Robinson, launch his career. But, meanwhile, Mrs. Robinson has changed jobs and begun a new career as head of a multi-million dollar construction business. A former psychiatric nurse and a mem- ber of the nursing faculty at Yale University, she became head of the Jackie Robinson Development Corp. almost three years ago. Since then, the company has completed $32 million of low and middle income housing units and launched plans for $19 million more. The company has Finished 756 rental units, 55 per cent of which are occupied, and has plans for an additional 389. Hard Choice When her husband died, Mrs. Robinson, who had no experience in construction, was faced with the hard choice of continuing or giving up the business he had started only months before. "I guess in my grief and my pain and my numbness, I wanted to see that there would be a continuation of something he had started, something other than his in- tergration of sports," she said. "He was always concerned with social issues. When he left baseball he wanted to be independent in his job and to have stimulating work for himself, but he wanted to hook that up with what blacks needed. "He didn't have much chance to do that until he started this business. We both cared about other people, arid I decided that this business would be a good vehicle to carry out his concern. Of course it would also be a challenge for me and a profit-making venture." Mrs. Robinson believes her husband's integration of sport is a great achievement, but she is not sure where his legacy lies. 'That question is so complicated for me." she said. "It's really hard to say in a shop mondoys and fridays 10 to 9 other weekdays 10 to 5 MEN'S SUMMER SALE LEISURE SUITS 29.99 REGULARLY 40.00 Easy care polyester leisure suits for all your summer traveling. In a host of styles that are right for ypyr busy life. Handsomely tailored in o variety of colors, some with contrast stitching in snap, and button front jackets. So come early for the best selection. Sizes 38 to 44. ·MEN'S XNIT POLYESTER WALK SHORTS Polyester knit shorts for golf, fishing, tennis or just taking it easy around the house. Select from solids, checks and plaids in waist sizes 32 to 42. A great buy for summer comfort. REG. 10.00--12.00 FAMOUS BRAND DRESS SHIRTS Two famous brands to select from. Wovens and polyester knits in popular collar styles. Machine washable and no ironing. Solids and patterns in sizes 14V2 to 17. * ^Q 8.00-12.00,. MEN'S KNIT SPORT SHIRTS Polyester and cotton blends in assorted solids and patterns. Choice of crew neck ano 4 button placket collar styles. Stock up in sizes S-M-L-XL. Great for casual wear at home or away. 5.99 TO 7.99 Compare at 10.00-15.00 MEN'S WEAR- Strtet Floor few sentences. I think time will tell. I'm still trying to distinguish between what his legacy is and what he left me and he children." Mrs. Robinson's daughter Sharon. 25, is a nurse and has been accepted for a masters degree program in nursing. Her youngest son, David, 23, is organizing a community renovation project in Harlem. "But I think he's a model of courage, a model of determination, a model of commitment to certain ideas and ideals. 'Do It!' was one of his favorite phrases. He believed you should do something even if YOU put yourself hi jeopardy. In some ways he was a big risk taker. "Socially he was not. On a personal level he didn't get to know a lot of people. He was a family man and after work he wanted to be left alone to enjoy his home and his family. 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