Jackie Robinson Speaks Tonight; Council Will Welcome Him at Tea
Jackie Robinson, Dodger second baseman, will speak at a Student Council forum on baseball in Emerson D at 4.30 p.m. today. He will first be officially welcomed at a closed tea in Phillips Brooks House, Richard T. Button '52, head of the Forum Series, announced last night.
Jim Britt, radio and television sportscaster, and Jeff Jones, Braves scout, will also attend the tea before going to the forum. The baseball team will be represented by Coach Stuffy McInnis and Captain John G. Caulfield '50. The Council has invited Dean Bender and members of the faculty.
Robinson is a former UCLA baseball, football, basketball, and track star. His ability at half-back won him All-American honorabe mention. In the forum, Robinson will explain why he accepted a professional baseball offer instead of football. He will also give some hints to college baseball stars with big league aspirations.
Robinson was voted the 'Most Vauable Player' in the National League for 1949. He batted 342 for the season.