May 16, 1907 (Thursday)
HEROES HONORED BY CARNEGIE FUND: The Carnegie Hero Fund announced last night the winners of its annual Hero Awards. The 21 winners included people who risked their lives to save others during a fire that destroyed a Cornell fraternity a collision that led to the sinking of the Larchmont (pictured). Numerous awards went to the brave men working with Block Island's John Smith on board the fishing schooner Elsie. They some of the passengers of the Larchmont. Here's part of the description of their act:
Under conditions that almost meant death the crew of the Elsie sighted the raft about five miles northeast of the island and set out in two dories. Reaching the raft, the crew boarded it and found seven frozen bodies and eight persons, two women and six men, who were almost dead from the cold. The crew experienced great difficulty in reaching shore, which they did in an exhausted condition. Only one of the rescued died.
STUBBORN SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS FORCE BASEBALL PLAYERS TO SCROUNGE FOR UNIFORMS: The Somerville (Mass.) High School baseball team keeps winning -- they defeated Brookline 3-0 yesterday at the Broadway field in West Somerville. But the school administrators continue to refuse to provide the team with any shoes, uniforms, bats or equipment. All the school will buy for the team are the BASEBALLS. So, the players wear "any old kind of uniforms," according to today's Boston Globe. Some play in street shoes. Some play in team jerseys from previous years. Some borrow baseball shoes from players on other teams. The school has drawn a line in the sandlot sand because of a dispute over the RETURN of FOOTBALL UNIFORMS. A student named Seward Jarvis, who played quarterback and end, did not receive a varsity "S" last fall. In protest, he only returned part of the "togs" that had been provided him. The article does not say what he returned. Maybe it was the athletic supporter, only.