GOLD COAST: Army v. P. A. A.

From its Gold Coast correspondent, HenryB. Cole, TIME received this report:

“Baseball made its first debut in West Africa last week when the UnitedStates Army thumped the Pan American Airways and sent the gate fees tobuy a Spitfire. The P.A.A. boys vented their spleen by yelling ‘Moider da Umpires’ and ‘Trow da bum out.’

“The Africans, spectator majority, were sadly disappointed. They hadnever seen a baseball game before and it baffled them just as Americanpsychology baffles African mentality.”

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