Matt Weinstock, Oct. 10, 1959
As for Baseball . . .
Now that the madness has abated slightly, let us take a calm second look. The Dodgers, a Horatio Alger team, won a stirring victory, breaking all known records for everything.
With it came a degree of hysteria that was at times distressing. In fact, several persons have bitterly resented this corner's refusal to join them in their delirious frenzy, as if it were a civic duty to blow from ecstasy to despair, to swoon, as it were, over Wally Moon.
Morton continues, "Then comes the stare-down, which somehow resembles the walk-down in the TV westerns when the marshal and the gunman are getting set to blast each other.
ONCE UPON a time, when a regular customer reappeared at a store or a restaurant after an absence it was assumed that he or she had been ill. The other day a woman who has been out of the city was greeted by the cashier at a market with, "Well, hello! I haven't seen you lately. Was your driver's license suspended, too?"
ONLY IN HOLLYWOOD -- A woman phoned an agency that handles expensive foreign cars and told the manager she'd been getting quite a few of his calls. She wanted him to know that she'd been faithfully giving callers the correct number, which was one digit off from hers. And while, he was wondering what was coming next she let him have it. "For all my trouble," she said firmly, "I thought you ought to give me one of your cars."
FOOTNOTES -- Anyone else notice that the Lets Tear Up Sunset Blvd. Again boys are at it once more . . . From the Whittier News Oct. 3: "THIRTY YEARS AGO – Bob Logue was voted president of the Whittier High School student body today, defeating candidates Richard Nixon and Roy Newsom . The election was one of the biggest upsets in local high school politics. Senior class sponsored Richard Nixon was the favorite . . . G.M. is distressed when her husband tells friends they've redecorated their house. "It used to be late war surplus," he tells them, "now it's early Akron."