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The Hand Shake, Vol. 6, No. 2

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THE HANDSHAKE Published Monthly By The Polygon Club Vol. 6 PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA, AUGUST, 1942 No. 2

AUGUST PROGRAMS OFFER VARIETY Talk By Chandler Harper One of Highlights WATERMELON FEAST SCHEDULED FOR AUG. 18 There'll be variety aplenty for the four meetings this month, according to a communique issued by Warren Lively, Program Director. In examining the line-up, an absence of so-called "heavy" programs is noted. It is apparent that they have been especially patterned for hot weather enjoyment, with entertainment on the lighter side being stressed. Three of the meeting have been planned by a committee headed by Forrest Brinkley. Harry Sharp and his entertainment crew are in charge of the other meeting. AUGUST 4th AT 7:30 The oft-postponed program, once billed as Earl Powell's Varieties, will be the feature on this date. Included in the offering is an account of "The Prophecies of Nostradamus." Several movie short subjects have been based on these amazing predictions made over four hundred years ago. Another little thing on the menu is a talk on "Fishlines." AUGUST 11th AT 7:30 Professor A.J. Lancaster will present a musical program. It will consist of several vocal selections and probably one or two instrumental numbers. AUGUST 18th (time to be announced) Harry Sharp, who seems to be working on a-social-a-month schedule, has arranged a watermelon feast for this date. A blackout is also scheduled for this night, but Harry feels confident that the regulations in effect will not interfere with the outing. AUGUST 25th AT 7:30 Chandler Harper, Portsmouth boy who made good in professional golf, will tell of his experiences and something about a number of the outstanding golfers against whom he has competed in big league tournaments. Harper broke into the ranks of the big money winners this year and now stands seventh in the country, with $3,752 in prize money since Jan. 1st. One of his outstanding accomplishments was pairing with Herman Kaiser to win the International Four-Ball championship. He came out third in the Inverness Invitation at Toledo, Ohio. Only sixteen of the country's top-ranking golfers were invited to this tournament. Among other achievements, Harper holds a world record for any golf course, shooting a 58 at the local Country Club. On June 30th, the Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce presented him with a handsome silver fruit bowl "in appreciation of the prestige brought to his native city through his accomplishments on the golf links." Harper's talk should prove interesting to all members, golfing enthusiasts and non-golfers alike. If have a friend who would like to hear it, bring him along.