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  • Buck, H. C. (Harry Crowe)
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  • 1935-02-06
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  • Harry C. Buck (class of 1910) wrote this letter to Frank Austin Eyman on February 6th, 1935. Although Buck writes that he won’t be able to attend the upcoming reunion, the letter remains humorous and jovial. He suggests that Eyman throw “Ab” in the lake and the reunion be transferred to Chennai (Madras). In the last paragraph, Buck writes that he is “having a grand old row” over amateurism, presumably in sports, and that he has not yet been ac... more
    Harry C. Buck (class of 1910) wrote this letter to Frank Austin Eyman on February 6th, 1935. Although Buck writes that he won’t be able to attend the upcoming reunion, the letter remains humorous and jovial. He suggests that Eyman throw “Ab” in the lake and the reunion be transferred to Chennai (Madras). In the last paragraph, Buck writes that he is “having a grand old row” over amateurism, presumably in sports, and that he has not yet been accepted into the “best of circles.” Frank “Fuzzy” Austen Eyman was a student at Otterbein University and Springfield College. He taught at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh from 1912-1918, when he was appointed the graduate manager of athletics. Harry Crowe Buck (1884-1943) was born in Liverpool and graduated from Springfield College in 1910 with a BS in Physical Education. In 1919, while teaching and coaching basketball at Galesburg High School in Illinois, he was invited by the International Committee of the YMCA to serve as the Physical Director of the Central YMCA in Madras, India. The Buck family traveled to Chennai (Madras) that year. The only facilities were a dingy, small gym and an open space exactly the dimensions of a basketball court, but Buck turned the space into the YMCA College of Physical Education. With a donation from the Indian Government, the YMCA expanded onto a 65-acre site in Saidapet. Buck continued to guide the college until his death in 1943. Right edge is damaged. less
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