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SPRING IN CALIFORNIA

March 21, 1960
March 21, 1960

Table of Contents
March 21, 1960

Yesterday
Negro Ballplayer
Spectacle
Cow Palace
Richard
Baseball
Basketball
Tip From The Top
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

SPRING IN CALIFORNIA

In Los Angeles it was spring and spring and spring again last week for youngsters discovering the bouncing delights of Trampolines. An enterprising entrepreneur, sensing a 1960 answer to Tom Thumb golf, dug pits at a dozen localities, stretched Trampolines, over them, put up "Jump for Joy" signs and let the public somersault and soar 30 minutes for 40¢.

This is an article from the March 21, 1960 issue Original Layout

At the University of California's Berkeley campus it was boy-meets-girl time, but the meeting was across a giant chessboard. The boys had moved into their new half concrete, half glass Ehrman Hall, looked out and saw Davidson Hall, a girls' dormitory, right across the quadrangle.

Putting the windows of their eight-story building to use, the boys first hung out signs—"Big Daddy Is Watching You," read one huge Ehrman-to-Davidson window message—and then challenged the girls to a chess match. Four-foot-high cardboard chessmen were cut out and placed in Ehrman's windows. "Is it war?" the boys asked. "P-K4" shot back the girls, beginning the move-a-day contest.

The girls sent their best player to the library to study chess books. The boys set up a chess strategy committee and also moved all chessmen; a duty involving telephone talks like this: "Hello, room 809. Take your castle to room 509. But be nice. Room 509 hates chess." Tough business when a man's home is Ehrman's castle. Other hazards included the windy night a knight fell out a window.

By last week Davidson's girls, miss-playing, seemed doomed to defeat. And Ehrman, still dismaying school authorities, had put a huge, chessy sign across a dozen of its windows: "Give Us a Queen for a Night."

Cal's gals plot a move with aid of small board for transfer to 64-window "chessboard" of boys' Ehrman Hall dormitory.

PHOTOIN IMMINENT OR ACTUAL FREE FLIGHT, KIDS CAVORT ON OPEN-AIR TRAMPOLINES. INJURIES ARE RARE ON GROUND-LEVEL NETSPHOTOSOME FAVOR HEELS-OVER-HEAD TECHNIQUEPHOTOOTHERS TRY FOR POISE, POINTED TOESPHOTOA FEW SEEK MOST BOUNCE PER OUNCEPHOTO