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We all followed either the Cardinals or BrownsI was a Cardinals fanand we got the results by going by the ice cream parlor after school, where they had a ticker or something, or by waiting to read the story in the St. Louis newspaper the next day. The newspapers used to be dropped off in bundles at the train station, and they cost 2 cents each. My brother used to deliver the Globe-Democrat, and I would go along a lot of the time to help him out. The train wouldn't stop as it came through Germantown; the porter would just throw the bundle of newspapers off on the loading dock.
Joe Linneman Page 27 There was a little restaurant where the ballclub had a prearranged deal for the players to get their meals. We still had to pay, on a reduced basis, and you had a ticket that every time you came in to eat they punched so much money off your ticket. At the park we might have a hot dog and a Coke for lunch. We were able to use that meal ticket for dinner, because that was about all the money we had. Joe could throw hard, but he was wild. He pitched one game while he was with Hamilton, Ontario, and the manager had told him he was staying in to pitch the entire game no matter what happened, that he was going to finish the game.
You mostly did projects that needed to be done anyway, like working on roads and highways and building fences, so it was probably one of the most worthwhile government programs ever created. My brothers, Mickey and Eugene, already were in the CCC. Mickey was assigned to a unit in California, and most of their time was spent fighting forest fires. We had been working on farms, and one day Steve and I were just sitting around, talking. I had a half dollarI don't know where I got it frombut I told Steve, "I've been thinking about going into the CCC camp.