[Vision2020] Ike and the Rose Bowl

Sunil Ramalingam sunilramalingam@hotmail.com
Thu, 02 Jan 2003 11:21:14 -0800

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<P>Yes, I understand that&nbsp;Ike was entirely agile.</P>
<DIV></DIV>&gt;From: Tim Lohrmann <TIMLOHR@YAHOO.COM>
<DIV></DIV>&gt;CC: vision2020@moscow.com 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Subject: [Vision2020] Ike and the Rose Bowl 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2003 11:15:54 -0800 (PST) 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Whoa Don, aren't we feeling all uppity today? 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;I feel terrible not knowing what a bagatelle is. 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Since you're reading all about Ike (or at least what 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Ambrose was able to um...dig up) here's a contribution 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;from the National Archives bio of ole Dwight: 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;"Although Dwight attracted little attention in the 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;classroom, he stood out in athletic competition 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;through grade school and high school. After graduating 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;from Abilene High School in 1909, Dwight went to work 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;in the creamery, partly to support an older brother in 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;college. He took a competitive examination for an 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, both because a 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;free education was too good to pass up and because of 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;the opportunity to play football. He passed the 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;examination, then found that he was too old to go to 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Annapolis and instead in 1911 went to the Military 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Academy at West Point. 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Sports were his all-consuming interest. At the academy 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;he was average in everything else. During his second 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;year Eisenhower played halfback on the Army team, and 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;sportswriters began to predict All-American honors for 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;him, but a twisted knee during the season ruined his 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;football career. The blow to his emotions was worse. 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;His roommate described Eisenhower as a man who had 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;lost interest in life. Eisenhower graduated in 1915, 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;61st in a class of 164." 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Hmm....looks like College sports offered one of the 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;only chances Ike had for advanced education. Sports 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;were his #1 interest. 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Maybe we low-class peasants who enjoy watching and 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;jawing about it now and then aren't completely 
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