Managers bounced during the last days of the season include Paul Richards of the Orioles (by the Summers team), Birdie Tebbetts of the Redlegs (by the Ballanfants), Fred Hutchinson of the Cardinals (by the Dascolis), Jack Tighe of the Tigers (by the Rommels), and Bill Rigney of the Giants (twice: once by the Dascolis and once by the Conlans).
The bounce champions in each league sort of backed into their titles. The Paparellas won in the American without adding a single bounce during the last days of September. In the National, the Dascolis' runaway lead piled up in midseason was sufficient to put them in, but they added a token bounce in September for good measure.
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Footnote: in selecting umpires for the World Series, Commissioner Ford Frick chose Paparella of the American League champions, Chylak of the third-place Summers team and McKinley of the last-place Berrys. From the National League, Frick picked Secory of the thumb-happy Dascolis (31 bounces as against the 15 that were good enough to win the title for the Paparellas in the junior circuit). Then Frick turned to the last-place Conlans to select Donatelli and Captain Jocko Conlan himself. All in all, it is not a strong combination bounce-wise—and maybe that's the way Mr. Frick wants it.
Last week was National Dog Week (it was also National Tie Week, 100% Pure Maple Syrup Week and Anti-Freeze Week), and by way of celebration what was billed as the "world's first fashion show for dogs" was held, for better or worse, in a suite on the 50th floor of New York's RCA building.
The models included five poodles named Tina, K. T., Sheeba, Plucky and Roz, a golden Afghan named Ftatateeta, and a miniature schnauzer named Gray. The apparel came from the Park Avenue "bow-wow boutique" of a Mrs. Joan Kruger, whose Poodletown Shop stocks such items—plain, fanciful and decadent—as sweaters, coats, collars, leashes and pajamas.
The show was divided into three groupings: Formal and Town Wear, Resort and Beach Wear and Country and Informal Wear. More often than not, what the dog wore matched what the dog's mistress wore. A young lady in a gabardine coat led Gray in, and Gray was togged out in a gabardine coat with a handkerchief in the pocket. This was Country and Informal.
"Is the little coat reversible?" asked a matron.