So they walked
around the corner and into the rundown, half-clean hamburger joint. They sat
down on stools in front of the counter, and the girl back of the counter said,
"We don't serve colored here."
They walked back
to the hotel.
Bill Russell had
helped the University of San Francisco win two consecutive National Basketball
championships. He had represented his country at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne
and helped it win a world championship. He had helped the Boston Celtics win
their first National Basketball Association title last year. He had flown over
a thousand miles to try to help them do it again.
night," said Russell, and took his swollen ankle and empty stomach up to
Voice of the
MONDAY, APRIL 7:
Seven great blue herons and two short-eared owls were observed at Plum Island.
Thirty-four migrating brant were seen at Salisbury. Ring-necked ducks have been
reported at Newbury, Concord and Hingham.
readers of The Late George Apley well know, is for the birds. Time and the
weather may be consuming topics of interest elsewhere, and telephone
subscribers in many cities can get the latest information by dialing WEATHER,
MERIDIAN and similar exchanges, but in Boston the phone, too, is for the
TUESDAY, APRIL 8:
Phoebes and tree swallows are now being reported from Taunton, Hingham and
Milton. Blue-winged teal and migrant loggerhead shrike have been seen in the
For years before
1955, the telephone lines of the Massachusetts Audubon Society were clogged
with calls from Bostonians eager to know the whereabouts of their favorite
feathered friends. Some were just heading for the country and wanted to know
where to find the birds; others had just returned and wanted to check their
finds. There were closeted stay-at-homes as well, and city-bound park
9: Ospreys are back in their nesting sites at Swansea. A red-bellied woodpecker
is still present in Wellesley. A female cardinal and two tufted titmice were
reported from Weston. Fox sparrows, now quite abundant, may be heard singing in
the warmth of midday.