Star Sparkles at SC Task (April 4, 1967)
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This article, titled "Star Sparkles at SC Task," was published on April 4, 1969 in an unidentified newspaper. It describes the Springfield College work week led by Art Linkletter, a trustee, to raise money for the natatorium. The photograph shows Linkletter assisting with work at the home of John A. Deegan in Springfield College. The more than two hundred and twenty-five students who participated performed a variety of tasks, from trimming hedges to moving telephone poles. During his thirty-house stay, Linkletter made a total of twenty-six appearances throughout the area. He believed so strongly in the need for a natatorium that he sold his house for $250,000 and donated the money to the project. Arthur Gordon "Art" Linkletter (July 17, 1912 – May 26, 2010) was a Canadian-born American radio and television personality. He was adopted by Mary (née Metzler) and Fulton John Linkletter, an evangelical preacher. During the early years of the Great Depression, he rode trains around the country doing odd jobs and meeting a wide variety of people. In 1934, he earned a bachelor's degree from San Diego State Teachers College (now San Diego State University), where he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. While attending San Diego State, he played for the basketball team and was a member of the swimming team. Linkletter was the host of “House Party,” which ran on CBS radio and television for twenty-five years, and “People Are Funny,” which ran on NBC radio and TV for nineteen years.
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Linkletter, Art, 1912-2010
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- Star Sparkles at SC Task (April 4, 1967). 1967-04-04. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/4625. (Accessed June 18, 2018.)
- APA citation style
- (1967-04-04) Star Sparkles at SC Task (April 4, 1967). Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/4625
- MLA citation style
- Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/4625>.