The Discus Thrower, who has waited nearly 30 years in front of Hemenway Gym to complete his throw, had his intention rudely interrupted early yesterday morning when five merry athletes toppled him into Cambridge Street.
He might be with the missing Memorial Hall bell clapper now if a member of the Yard Police hadn't surprised the group of roaring rowdies, fresh from the muskrat slaughter in the Yard. But their efforts to roll him, drag him, scrape him away ended ignominiously in the safety of a speeding ear.
The Maintenance Department spent the day looking for a worthy derrick to lift former Kaiser Wilhelm's statue back on the pedestal so that is can continue its silent exertions. Success, however, refused to rear its happy head.