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up for sides...throwing a bat back and forth and hanging onto
it to see who got first pick. We used to play on the streets.
There wasn't so much traffic in those days. Punch ball...
we used a stick from a barrel for the bat and sewer covers
for bases. We'd break windows regularly and run like hell.
Those were great days as I recall them.
I told you that my father was a semi-pro and almost
made the Dodgers.
I love some of the stories that you've told previously
I was wondering if we could talk a bit about Adlai
Stevenson. You said that you met him on Long Island.
Yes. I met him on Long Island. He was doing something
or other for the U.N. He had owned a newspaper in, I think,
Bloomington, Illinois. The Pantagraph, I think that it was
called. He was a great friend of Alicia Paterson, whom I told
you about. She was Harry Guggenheim's wife.
You haven't told very much. You've told me not when the
tape recorder was on about that... We haven't got anything
about Stevenson really on the tape recorder. For example,
I'd love to have...
All right. As I told you, I guess, Phyllis loved Alicia
Paterson as dearly as anybody she ever knew. I think that I
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