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Volume 26, Issue 1
The Waldo Tribune
Letter from the Editor
March/April 2014
photo credit: National Baseball Hall of Fame Library, Cooperstown, NY
page 6
Dear Readers,
Who was Jackie Robinson, a champion in his own right, a man
who made his life better for all when no one could no better? He
went beyond the call, a civil rights leader, a man who stood out in the
cold, who made his life an example for others to follow.
Who was Jackie Robinson? An African-American man who
never said no, no I can’t be better in a world where injustice was
everywhere. He fought for equality. He will never be forgotten, forever a hero, forever he will be engraved in the minds of men, women
and children for his legacy he left behind. Thank you, Jackie Robinson,
for all you’ve done , for now and until forever.
Eric Wald
Publishers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Eric "Waldo" Wald, Susan M. "Tulip" Wald
Executive Editor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Susan M. "Tulip " Wald
Sales Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Eric Wald
Contributing Writers:
Eric Wald, Paula Timpson, George Holzman III, Jerry Cimisi,
Rosalind Marie Letcher, Greg Bullock, Ms. Spiral Notebook,
Emily Post, Terry Maccarrone
Contributing Artists and Photographers:
Liz Smyth-McCarron, Susan Wald, Hulton Archive/Getty Images, Greg Bullock,
Paul Sakuma, Karen Lise Bjerring
Terry Maccarrone, John Brinsmade
Cover by Elizabeth Smyth McCarron
Special Thanks to:
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Make-A-Wish® Foundation
The Jackie Robinson Foundation.........................................7
Jackie Robinson...................................................................8
Jackie Robinson’s Childhood...............................................9
A Film Review of 42...........................................................10
Birthday Parties at Long Island Aquarium..........................11
Jackie Robinson Facts.........................................................12
Dear Ms. Spiral Notebook.................................................13
Emily’s Post........................................................................14
Father and Son Share a Wedding.......................................15
Kid Batman Saves the Day!................................................16
Letter to Waldo..................................................................17
Which Brooklyn Dodgers’ Dugout is Different?................17
Answers to the Jackie Robinson Issue Puzzles...................17
More Jackie Robinson Puzzles...........................................18
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The Jackie Robinson Foundation
written by Paula Timpson
photo credit: National Baseball Hall of Fame Library, Cooperstown, NY
of the help that students receive. They are guided through their education
aseball Hall of Fame member Jackie Robinson was a good
humble person. He was full of possibility and dignity. The until the end to make sure they finish and do well. A generous four-year
Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) was created in 1973 by college scholarship is given. There is a 100% college graduation rate
Jackie’s wife Rachel Robinson, after he passed away at the among participants. Many go on to be leaders with a commitment to
young age of 53. She wished to keep her late husband alive. She wanted humanitarian and public service. The first scholarship was awarded to
to make something that would have a lasting impact.
Stamford High School student Debora Young. She went on to Boston
Now in her nineties, she feels the work has been fulfilling for her. College and a career in corporate public relations.
Located in New York City, the Jackie Robinson Foundation is non-profit
Mrs. Robinson was called Mother Rachel since she truly helped
and is one of the best educational efforts in the country. Its first sponsor the students get through what schoolwork they had to do. Many of the
was Chesebrough Ponds. Mrs. Robinson does most of the work herself. students who are awarded a scholarship are from deeply disadvantaged
Its very first President was Jerry Lewis. Rachel also has a 20-person staff homes and are often the first person in their family to go to college.
and many volunteers who are led by Della Britton Baeza.
Many who want to go onto graduate school are awarded the financial
The year 2013 marked the 40th Anniversary of the Jackie Robinson help they need to go.
Foundation, which has awarded $4 million in scholarships for this past
Derek Jeter is one of many baseball players who have signed on
year. Conferences, internships and mentoring opportunities are included to support “Pitch 42” which furthers JRF’s mission through sponsorship
among many fantastic chances for great learning experiences and much of a JRF scholar. Mrs. Robinson wishes to help educate young people to
solid growth for life. The movie 42 showing Jackie Robinson’s life came make a difference. She believes this is the best chance at social change.
out in honor of the 40th Anniversary as well. The Robinsons had a great
Jazz was an influential part of Jackie Robinson’s life. He and his
networking party at their home in Connecticut. Everything they did was wife adored music. Jazz band gatherings helped further their mission.
to help make their dreams come true.
The Jackie Robinson Museum will be special and dedicated to the history
The JRF has supported over 1,400 disadvantaged minority of African-Americans. It will honor Jackie Robinson’s achievement of firststudents who attend 96 colleges and represent 36 states and the District class citizenship for all Americans. Not only did he help show people
of Columbia. It is supported by 90 corporations, foundations and
that a big heart always wins in the end, he shared through his life how
individuals. Major league baseball teams such as the New York Yankees persistence and dedication make a winner. Don’t ever give up on your
and the Los Angeles Dodgers are among those who make it possible to dreams. Jackie Robinson didn’t ever quit. His wife shows his courage
have such a wonderful foundation. Coca-Cola sponsored and gave as
and her love brought her dreams to life. Jackie Robinson lives on through
Rachel Robinson’s Jackie Robinson Foundation. Such a beautiful
The Jackie Robinson Foundation has an International Fellowship
contribution to the world! Jackie Robinson will always live on not only in
where 19 students travel to Mozambique, Ghana, Ecuador, Northern
his story, but in the people that go on to help others after being helped
Ireland, China, Jordan, Israel, Jamaica and France. Mentors are a big part
through the amazing Jackie Robinson Foundation.
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Jackie Robinson
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ackie Robinson is famous for being the first African-American
to play on a major league sports team. He was born January
31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia. Shortly after Jackie’s birth, his
family moved to Pasadena, California. Robinson grew up in poverty,
although he lived in a well-off neighborhood in Pasadena.
As Jackie Robinson
became a young man,
he decided to join the
Army. While in the
Army, Robinson met
the famous boxer Joe
Louis. Mr. Robinson
became second lieutenant in 1943. While
in the Army, Mr.
Robinson was arrested for refusing to sit at
the back of the bus,
where African-Americans were required
to sit. He was eventually acquitted.
In 1944, Mr. Robinson received an
honorable discharge from the Army. In 1945, Mr. Robinson was
encouraged to try out for the Kansas City Monarchs, the longest
running franchise in baseball’s Negro Leagues, which existed when
baseball teams were segregated. (It is noteworthy that in 1930, the
Monarchs were the first professional baseball team to use a portable
lighting system to allow for night games -- five years before any
major league did! - Editor.) He signed a contract with them and
was paid $500 a month, which nowadays would be the equivalent
of $5,000 a month. That same year, Mr. Robinson was placed in the
Negro League All-Star Game.
Mr. Robinson married Rachel Islum during his senior year at
UCLA. They went on to have three children together: Jackie
Robinson Jr., Sharon and David. In 1946, he played for the Montreal
Royals, and a year later he was put on the Brooklyn Dodgers. This
was a very big deal, because he was the first African-American to
be able to play for a major sports team. This was a time where
African-Americans faced lots of oppression from those in the country
that were white.
In 1947, he won rookie of the year, with a batting average of
.297. Mr. Robinson had won many awards during his baseball career
including: a six-time all-star, and in 1949 was awarded National
League Batting and Stolen Bases Champion. In 1950, Mr. Robinson
played himself in a biopic entitled The Jackie Robinson Story. Mr.
Robinson competed in a total of six World Series, but only went on
to win one against the Yankees in 1955. At the age of 37 in 1956,
Mr. Robinson retired from professional baseball.
Mr. Robinson was originally very conservative and even voted
for Richard Nixon, but then turned Democrat after the conservatives
refused to vote for the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Mr. Robinson also
became the first African-American TV sports analyst.
On June 4, 1972, the Brooklyn Dodgers retired Robinson’s
number 42. Mr. Robinson died of a heart attack on October 24,
1972 in at the age of 53. Mr. Robinson’s widow started the
organization, the Jackie Robinson Foundation to help minorities
receive college scholarships. In 1981 an asteroid was named after
him. April 15, 2004 became Jackie Robinson Day.
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to track legend Jesse Owens). As he grew older, Jackie got better and
better. In high school he excelled in football, baseball, basketball and
At Pasadena Junior College, Jackie was the star quarterback, a
high scorer in basketball, and set records in the long jump. In baseball,
he batted .417 and was named Southern California’s Most Valuable Junior
College Player in 1938. From junior college, he went on to UCLA
(University of California at Los Angeles), where once again he starred in
football, baseball, basketball and track, and met his future wife, Rachel
Jackie Robinson would go on to serve in the army (and refuse to
sit in the back of a military bus), play for the Kansas City Monarchs in the
Negro Leagues and eventually be chosen by the owner of the Brooklyn
Dodgers, Branch Rickey, to be the first African-American to play in the
major leagues in the 20th century. In his first year on the Dodgers, Mr.
Robinson was named Rookie of the Year. It was a long road of struggle
and achievement that had begun as the youngest child of a poor
sharecropping family. Jackie Robinson had made the most of the tough
lessons of his childhood.
Jackie Robinson’s Childhood
written by Jerry Cimisi
photo credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images
ackie Roosevelt Robinson was born January 31, 1919, into a
family of poor sharecroppers in Cairo, Georgia. In the half
century since slavery had been abolished in the south, many
former slaves and their children who came after them rented
land from farmers and kept a share of the crops they produced.
Jackie’s middle name came from former President Theodore
Roosevelt, who had died 25 days before Jackie was born. Jackie was the
youngest of five children of Jerry and Mallie Robinson. His brothers were
Edgar, Frank, Matthew (“Mack”), and Willa Mae.
In 1920, Jackie’s father left the family to look for better work in
Texas, promising to send for his family when he did. He was never heard
from again. A year later, Mallie Robinson heard that her husband had
died, but she would never find proof that he actually did.
Not only was it hard to keep up the sharecropping without her
husband, but the racial violence of the south, especially during the first
summer of Jackie’s life, made Mallie Robinson worry for the safety of
her family. She moved with her children to Pasadena, California, where
she worked different odd jobs to support her family.
But in California there was racial prejudice, too. Mallie had made
enough money cleaning houses to buy her own home in a mostly white
neighborhood, where some neighbors insulted them because they were
black and actually sent around a petition to have the Robinsons leave
the area. One day the Robinson family found a cross burning in their
yard. This ugly deed was something the Ku Klux Klan would do in the
south. But Mallie Robinson refused to leave the neighborhood.
Experiences such as these made young Jackie Robinson not only very
aware of racism, but determined, like his mother, to not let it defeat
While his mother worked all day, Jackie was being taken care of
by his sister Willa Mae. She would feed him, give him baths, and actually
take him to school with her, though he was not old enough to go to
school. Jackie would would play in the schoolyard sandbox and his sister
would look out of the window of her classroom to check up on him.
As he was growing up, Jackie got into trouble more than once.
For a time he ran with a rough crowd. Years later, Mr. Robinson would
say that a young minister as well as one of his brothers convinced him to
leave this crowd behind and focus on more productive things.
And what Jackie was very productive at was athletics. Classmates
would always want him on their teams — in fact, sometimes they offered
him change and snacks to play on their side. The little money and food
was welcome to Jackie, whose family was always struggling materially.
In sports, Jackie had the encouragement and support of his
siblings. Sister Willa Mae was outstanding in whatever sports girls were
allowed to play in the 1930s, and Jackie’s brother Mack actually won a
silver medal as a sprinter in the 1936 Berlin Olympics (finishing second
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A Film Review of 42
written by Rosalind Marie Letcher
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African-American baseball hero Jackie Robinson. The actor
who plays Jackie Robinson in 42 is Chadwick Boseman.
This drama unfolds in the years 1946 and 1947. This was
during Jackie Robinson’s rise to world fame. The races in the United
States were socially segregated during these years. That meant that white
people and non-white people
were expected to be in
separate places. In many
parts, there were laws that
separated the races in a
manner that was called
“separate but equal”. It was,
of course, not fair or equal for
African-Americans. They
endured inferior conditions.
To name just one example,
they were forced to sit at the
back of the bus and had to
give up their seats to a white
person if the white person
wanted it.
The civil rights movement
led by Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr. and many others ended this era of legal enforced segregation. The
movie 42 tells a story of just how these racist laws and attitudes of this
time affected even some of the most famous and talented people living
at the time. Jackie Robinson was one of those people. He was player
number 42 for the Brooklyn Dodgers. So the title of the movie is his
number as a player.
The movie shows that Jackie Robinson was a self-respecting man
who stood up against the racist double standards that were accepted by
large segments of society in his day. His actions and his courage forever
changed racial relations in sports in the United States. He paved the
way for many others of African-American heritage who followed him to
play in the major leagues.
The main action of the film revolves around the historic role
that Jackie Robinson played in breaking down racial barriers in America’s
most beloved sport, baseball. He maintained his dignity and resisted
injustice. In doing this, he changed the history of sports, of our American
society and the world forever. The baseball team that Jackie Robinson
was with in most of this movie 42 was the 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers. It
shows also his season with the Montreal Royals in the year 1946. 42
highlights his struggles, triumphs, and the tragedies brought about by
the racist social practices that were accepted widely in the United States
at the time.
A very dramatic segment of the movie 42 is what happens while
Jackie Robinson’s team was touring on the bus in 1945. While Mr.
Robinson was playing for the Kansas City Monarchs, the team was on
their way to a game, when they stopped at a gas station. Jackie Robinson
was refused entry to its restroom because of his race. Jackie Robinson
says, “We will take our business elsewhere”, informing the station that
they had $600 to spend. This was another way he stood up to racism
and made a difference. During this incident, Jackie Robinson had the
good fortune of meeting a talent scout who was looking for a star such
as Jackie Robinson, and he was offered a position on the Brooklyn
Dodgers for $600 a month, plus a $3,500 sign-on bonus -- a lot of money
in those days. He took it, and again made history. His team stood behind
him all the way in his heroic battles with racism.
The movie is quite an interesting story. While most of the action
focuses on The Brooklyn Dodgers’ 1947 season, it spotlights Jackie
Robinson’s 1946 season while he was playing with the Montreal Royals.
Jackie Robinson went on to have a distinguished career in sports while
breaking down racial barriers. For this reason, he is a great historical
figure all Americans can be proud of.
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Jackie Robinson Facts
written and illustrated by Greg Bullock
Did you know that...
...Jackie Robinson was born on January 31, 1919? a young man, Jackie Robinson excelled in many
sports, including baseball, basketball, football, and track?
...the whole Robinson family excelled at sports? Jackie’s
brother Edgar was an excellent cyclist and his brother
Mack was a runner who won a silver medal in the 200meter race in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.
...Jackie Robinson signed to play baseball with the
Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947? He was the first AfricanAmerican to play baseball with a modern major league
baseball team.
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...His lifetime batting average was .311?
...After retiring from baseball, Jackie Robinson became
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...Jackie Robinson was inducted into the National
Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962? He was the first AfricanAmerican to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
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Dear Ms. Spiral Notebook
Dear Ms. Spiral Notebook,
My child is entering fourth grade, and she is outgrowing our current
“reward” system. She really benefited from having a way to earn points
that she could use for small gifts or toward recreational activities. She
earned these points by doing well in school and helping out at home. Any
ideas for a system that would
work best for older elementary
These rewards or
points systems can be very
effective. I would make a
“loyalty card” that you would
give to her. It would work like
a store loyalty card that they
punch when you make a
purchase, and when you reach
a certain amount, you get
money off your next service or
a free gift. You might want to
set up a scale. For example,
two points for helping set the
table vs. four points for a great
test grade. She would earn a
punch for every two points, and after 10 punches, could choose a
small token. After 20 tokens (she could save them), she would earn
an activity. The tokens could be anything from a candy purchase to a
trip for frozen yogurt. Feel free to adapt the system to meet your
needs, but this is a great way to motivate children, and the loyalty
card looks more adult then a sticker chart.
Dear Ms. Spiral Notebook,
page 13
We are getting a family iPad. We want to know how to use
FaceTime in an academic way. We do have relatives who live out of
If your child has a cousin of the same age, why not use
FaceTime for their nightly reading? They could read to each other
and even make up small games to test their knowledge. This allows
for family connectivity while also promoting reading.
Dear Ms. Spiral Notebook,
I recently put a big dry erase board in my laundry area as a way
to allow my children the opportunity to practice their spelling words or
leave me a note. Any other ideas to extend this mini classroom of sorts?
What a great idea! What about expanding this? Why not write
a story starter and allow each child to alternate with the next
sentence? Assign each child a different color, so you can visually see
each others contributions. When the story is done, type it up and
create a family of stories photo album. These stories will be great to
share with others or with younger siblings or cousins.
Dear Ms. Spiral Notebook,
My child received an iPad for the holidays. Can you recommend
an app that is educational yet fun?
Check out It’s a great
flashcard maker because you can add images, text and audio. You
can keep score too! All your flashcards can be stored. There is even
the ability to connect and share your cards with others. There is a
feature for teachers, so pass this along to your child’s teacher and
then it become more interactive.
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Emily’s Post
by Emily Post, age 12
love the Hamptons in the summer, but not so sure I like
New York City in the winter. Brrrr. I spent Thanksgiving in
Washington, D.C., and our tour of the White House got
canceled. We did walk over to the White House and we did
see the President and his motorcade going home after an event. I
think President Obama was alone in the back of his limo, surrounded
by about 20 motorcycles, a helicopter, two ambulances and 15
Secret Service cars. It was so cold by the White House, but we
braved the weather to witness it. We also went to the Smithsonian,
the Archives where we saw the Declaration of Independence (we
are studying that in school), several museums, and I ice skated twice.
It was a nice trip, but I would have preferred the cherry blossoms
over the ice.
We spent Christmas in New York City, and I was happy to
not have to travel once I heard the snow had made flying next to
impossible. We saw the tree at Rockefeller Center, went to the
Museum of Math (very cool and interesting place), and went to the
Museum of Natural History. I saw lots of movies - Catching Fire was
my favorite. I love to read, so I spent many hours reading mostly
fiction. I got an iPad as a gift, and it is awesome.
We are planning a trip to Miami soon, and I will enjoy the
warm weather much more than sledding with a thousand kids in
Central Park.
I will soon be 13, and I wonder how I will change? I am not
texting with any boys, and perhaps that will be the case for a while.
I am not rushing to grow up – I enjoy being a kid. If you are my age,
email me and tell me how your life is changing. I won’t use names,
but let’s share experiences.
Please email my Dad at [email protected] if you want
me to cover your event or party. If I can attend, I will be there!
Note from Emily’s Dad, David Post: Congratulations to
Chapin’s Middle School robotics team for their wins at the LEGO
League Manhattan competition earlier this month. “The Bots” won
second place overall and received the Champions Award, which
recognizes teams that embody “the FLL [First Lego League]
experience by fully embracing the Core Values while achieving
excellence and innovation in both the Robot Game and Project.”
This is the second consecutive year in which the girls earned this
distinguished award. The only all-girls team among 40 teams, they
also received the Robot Design award. The team has qualified for
the NYC Championship, which will take place at the Javits Center
on April 5 and 6.
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Kid Batman Saves the Day!
written by Eric Wald
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ittle Miles Scott, five years old, from San Francisco
from Tulelake way in northern California has leukemia and made a special wish. Make-A-Wish Foundation heard that he wanted to be Batman, and
made his wish come true. Dressed in black with mask, gloves
and full costume, Batman himself drove him in a Batmobile
Lamborghini, with as many as 10,000 onlookers cheering them
The two caped crusaders saved the day. First, they saved
a beautiful woman who was tied to a cable car by the Riddler,
who had attached a make-believe bomb to her.
The two caped crusaders then tackled the Riddler while
the villain was robbing a bank. They
then rescued the Giants’ mascot,
Lou Seal, from the Penguin.
Later, the mayor of San Francisco gave him the key to the city of
Gotham. To top off a heroic day,
President Barack Obama announced that the Bat Boy had saved
Gotham City, and gave the thumbs
This little boy is a real hero in
his own right, fighting and winning
his bout with leukemia that is now
in remission. What great souls these Make-A-Wish® Foundation people are, to make a little boy’s dream really come true.
March/April 2014
The Waldo Tribune
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Letter to Waldo
Dear Waldo,
My name is Nicky Dowling, and I am in the fourth grade. I
love to watch football, and play catch outside with my family. My
Mom works at the Princess Diner, and my favorite dish is the fried
chicken. I also enjoy reading your Tribune. I like to watch the World
Series with my Dad. My favorite baseball team is the New York
Yankees, and I have been to three Mets game! When I play baseball,
I like to play outfielder.
Nicky Dowling
puzzles by KarenLise Bjerring
The Waldo Tribune
March/April 2014
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