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729th Bulletin 1959

729th Bulletin 1959

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Iintendedto.havethispaperinthemailbylastOctaber.Wha
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to.meandmyfamily.ButI'mawayframhameeverynightandanlyhameever;yatherday.
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wou'Ld
beto.haveallthetyping,carrectianafraster,etc.danebyasecretarialfirmandthecastwauldbeveryhigh.So.thinkabautitSaxasandsameanevalunteeratCincinnati.Thereshauldbeatleasttwapapersayear-anerightafterthereunianandanein.JUnearJuly.Wecan'tdo.itnaw.
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MINUTESOF
NINTH
CONVENTIONTheninthannual
r'eunt.onof
the729thRail-wayOperatingBattalionwasheldinNewHaven,Cann.anAugust14,15,and16attheTaftHa'Ger.·-~--.-__Themeet.ingwascalledto.arderby
our
chair-manEdSweet,givingusasharttalkanNewHaven.LettersandcardsframthaseabsentwerereadbyHarryChell,
Jae
Burke,andJuneMaxin.TheminutesoftheeighthreunionwerereadbyHarryChellfarAlColellO,$ec.andtreas.,notp'resentat:thetime.Itwasvatedto.haveaurnextreunioninCin-dnnati,OhioanAugust13,14,and15,1959.
It
vasdecidedtosetthethirdweek
af
Au;~ustasthepermanentSaxo.reuniondate.OurChairmanvillbeJoeBurkeandOrenCoder.Undernewbusiness;duesandplansweredis-cussedtobuildareunianfundforthechairmantowork-withinpreparingthefollawingreunian.IllCQ:r;Qor,gtj.gn
:(
Soxaswa12.broughtUP.byOrenThetreasurer'sreportasofJanuary23,1959is$330.5
8.
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Here'smypersana1cammentantheregistra-tionfee.Thethaughtofputtingout$25.00when
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registerscaresmeuntilIthinkofwhatitwillpayfor.Itwillpayforchart-eringbusestotake.a:1.loapicnicarzooorwhateverthereunioncommitteehasplanned.Itpaysforthearchestra,dance,banquet,yearsduesandexpenseofthispaper.Thestampsalonefaroneissuecamesto.aver$16.00-tatalcastaverages$60perissue.Alat
af
guysarelayed
aff,
orwarkingshartweeks;andtheexpense
af
thereunianmightkeepthemfromcaming.Ihapenot'causethe$25isabautwhatitcoststo.aperate.It'slessthan:PhylandIusuallyspendwhenwegoandwecansideritthebestwayto.spendaurmaney.Thekidsreallyenjayedit-wekeepalivethewanderfulfriendships-andrenewoldones-seedifferentparts
af
thecountryanahave~'vmnQerfG:r1;lmeeachyear.--(ButI'lltakethelibertyhereto.sayanething;dan'tletthelackaftheregistrat:ionfeekeepanyaneaway,samethingcanbewark-edaut.Thetatalfeecanbepra-ratedfareacheventandifyaucan'tbetherefarthethreedaysitwauldbeless;andifwegetarealbig
tiurnoirt
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NEWHAVEN-
1958FartheChells,'and.Ithinkeveryane,the'canventianinNewHaven,Conn.wasourbest.ChairmanSweetandthasewho.assistedhimdeserveabighand.Ourchildrenreallyhadaballwhichmadeitevenmareenjayableforus.LittleSkipiskindacanfusedasto.whether"NewHaven"wasatown-thetrain-theHatelorwhatbuthewantsto.
go.
againregardless.
 
Itwaspassedbythememberstohavearegis-trationfeefornextyearsreunion,
$17.50
persinglepersonand
$25.00
percouple,thisin-cludesduesfor
1960,
andactivitiesotherthanHotelbillsandmeals.Treasurer'sreportwasreadbyAlColelloandapprovedasread.CostofpublicationofSoxosNewswasreadbyHarryChell.Abanquetwasheld,followedbyadancevrhichclimaxedanotherwonderfulreunionoftheSoxo'sfor
1958.
ofmanyjoyousand~(muchtotheastonishmentofthehotelstaffandotherguests)vehementgreetings.IJmaginethewallsarestillre-soundingwiththecriesof"HEY
iSOXO!l"
Idon'timagineahoteleverseesareunionorconventionquitelikeourswithsuchanas-sortmentofdelegates;singlemen,menwithwives,andfamilieswithchildrenfromthediaperagetotheteenage.NorwillanyhOtEeverhaveagroupofpeoplemorerefinedorpresentablethentheSoxos.Hasitnotalwayfbeens07----cananyonesaytheyhaveeverseenaSoxobehaveinanymannernotbecomingtoamemberofthearmedforces7----have
vre
 
notalwaysbeengentlemenofsoberconduct.andimpeachablecharacter?Shnre!!Bar-tender------------------ButasIwassaying-Tlmrsday-JllneMoxin(that'sMoxie'smanager)hadherhandsfnllgettingeveryoneregisteredandstillkeepaneyeonlittleChuck,(Moxie'strainer,sparringpartnerandtaxexemption).Fridayeveryonewasupbrighteyedandfullofenergyforthe
10
o'clockjointbusinessmeeting~JTh_atmeap.s
J._'~_
yasfortheSoxos~andSoxettes-notthatitwasheldinsome'-"joint")I;twas'followedbyaluncheonvTherethings
d
i.acu.aaedatthemeetingwerediscussedsomemorewiththesameresults.AfterthatweallboardedahiredbustotakeustoPara-diseParkfora.picnic.tomakekidsofusall.NothinglikeapicnicWewentforridesincanoesandrowboats,somewentswimmingandsomeplayedbaseball.Therewerehotdogsandhamburgerspreparedovercharcoalfiresby
our
ownsuperbchefsandtherewas:popandsoftdrinksofallkindsforthekiddies.Weevenhadafewbottlesof
3.2
forthoseofusonahighcaloriediet.Ihadnoideathereweresomanydifferentwaystopropelarowboatwithonesetofoars.Butweliveandlearn!Picturethis-HelenSmolkoassistingIreneWattsattheoarstogiveJackWattsaride.Theboatwasalmostawashinthesternandthe'girlscouldhardlyreachthewaterwiththeoars.Butwhere-elsewasJacktosit?TheTerranova'sGreth's,Coder'sandmanyothersgavefinedemonstrationsofdifferentrowingstylesandwheneveraboatdockedtherewassomeoneelsereadytotaketheoarsand
"gf.ve
itago".There'sanoldsaying"Kidswillbekids"-evenwhentheygetolderanditwasaptlyprovenwhenacertainladyputicedownacertainmansbackandinturnhegaveherabeerrinse.Inhisdefense-thecousingwasaccidentalandhepresentedher,vithabottleofshampoososhecouldfinishthejob.Butalittlewarning,Jack-she'spracticingrunningandhasadangerousgleaminhereyeeverytimeshepicksupaniceCUbe.Thechildrengavetheswingsarealwork-outasdidseveraladnltswho-lostintheirsecondchildhood-triedtoseehowhightheycouldswing.ManyasoremUscleprovedthattheycould--=-butshouldn"'ltof~-Therewasajollygood,bangupbaseballgamewithbothSoxettesandSoxos.Iwasbusyelsewhereanddidn'tgettoscoutthegamesocan'treportwhostarred.Iinquiredofthescorebntitseemedeveryonewaskeeping
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JoeBurkeandOrenCoderactingasChairmen.Otherthings
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scuaaedetc.aredetailedelse-whereinthepaper.Thent.othebeachforanafternoonofswim-mingandinsomecasesshivering.Thekidsgatheredtonsofshellsofvariedsizesandinsistedontakingallhome.Afterconsider-abletalkingandsortingweagreedonabagfulleach.(They'restillhereandoccasion-allyI'llstepononewithmybarefeetandstandthere
vTi
thagrinonmyfacethinkingofthatwonderfulafternoon.),
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Thebanquetwasat
7:30
andieve'ryone
wasexceptionally
hungry
fromtheseaairand
swf.m-
mingoThefoodwasverytastyandremindedusallofthedayswhen
we
usedtoeatsowellontheshipsandinthegoodolemesshalls.Col.andMrs.Carrwerethehonoredguests.TheydrovefromCaliforniatoattendbutcouldn'tstayforthedance.Bill'sspeechatthebanquetwasuptotheSoxostandards,bntitwasveryevidentthatMrs.Carrout-rankshim.Itwasgoodtoseethe"OleMan"andhisgracioUSboss.Prizes
we
reawardedatthebanquetandCol.Carrwas
awar-de
d,butdeclinedthe,prizefortravelingthegreatestdistance.Drenikwonthequartofmedicinalalcoholforbeingthefirsttimerfromfartherestaway.BillSmolkawonthefreebanquetticketsforbeingtherefirst.Therewereotherprizesandwinnersofsame,butasIsaidmynotesarelostandthisismostlyfrommemory.IdorememberthateverytimeanyonedancedclosetoDrenik'stabletheydeveiopedanalarmingcough.Couldhavebeenacoincidence?Thedancewastheusualwonderfulsuccess~EdGilmorewasminuspartnerMarge~einzelman,butheandErmaColellotwosteppedthrutheMexicanHatRock.HadtherestaurantmakeupalittlecakeforasnrprisepartyforTommyandAnnaTerranova's
17
weddinganniversary.TomwasabsentwhenthecakewasbroughtinandthemnsicstartedsoIhadthehonorofdancingtheAnniversaryWaltzwithAnna.TI1emanagerofthehotelmnsthavebeenarecentimmigrantfromEngland'causehecamearoundatexactlyoneAMandstartedshouting"Timeplease"andturninglightsoffandon!Icouldhavestrangledhim!Butwereluctant-
~y
obligedandwithm~andoftrepeatedgoodnightsandgoodbyestotheonesleavingearlyinthemorningweendedanothermagnifi-centandsnccessfulconvention.Ofcourse,itwasearlyandseveralgroupsmetindifferentroomstodiscusscurrent

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