SEGMENT: ACTIVITIES & EDUCATION
Bert Aikman>UIS Collection A's>UIS Collection, Segment 2
- Discusses how they carved balls from rubber springs that fell off of train suspension (which were the same as used on automobiles). These hand-made balls are reason for town-ball rules. Hit one of these balls & it would go a quarter mile. You couldn't catch the ball on the fly. Mentions making ball-bats. Never saw a catcher's mitt until many yrs later. Discusses "two-cat" another game played at school.
- CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
- Clarification of spellings of names & things previously mentioned related in this addenda. Relates a school fight he saw. Recalls use of switch by teacher.