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Willaim Hudson's List of Nicknames
This morning I called for Directory Assistance and located your phone number and had a nice talk with Betty as she will have already told you. I hear from Fred Allner that there is some kind of Hyde Bay reunion in Baltimore with Cooper Walker as host and wondered if you had heard of it and Betty said you had.
Enclosed you will be pleased to find a list of nicknames from Hyde Bay Days in the 1930's and a clipping about WHAM BAM [Albert K. Wampole, Jr.] who is now in New England, probably in the new Bedford-Fall River area. He comes down here every so often and I saw him in 1991. Has gained a lot of weight and is in poor health.
I have lived here about 25 years now and have been married 24 years. While we have no children we are happy. I became a security analyst about 40 years ago and we just manage our own affairs.
I was back in Cooperstown in Oct. 1984 and also 10 years earlier. Saw Jim Dresser and his wife before they died the next year. I sure hope to go back again next year, as I have wonderful memories of the place.
With all good wishes,
William Hudson's HYDE BAY CAMP NICKNAMES OF THE 1930's
Frederick Abels (not Abel) Allner, Jr. - F. A.
Francis M. (for Meserve) Barker - Arf Arf, Sparky
Chuck Callery - Chicken
Walter Edwards Dandy, Jr. - Slim Jim, Slob
Leslie Basil Exshaw, Jr. (Later became Leslie Manning) - Beezer (The Beezer)
Lawrence B. Fenniman, Jr. - Finamint
Prof. Carl Hartzell - Cap'n, Prof
Julian Kennedy of Sewickly, Pa. - Sewickley (Also, Sewickley Toots)
Ed Leedy (Yale 1931) - Leedy in Red (after the song "Lady in Red")
J.William (Billy) Middendorf - HEIMER, THE
Pep Nead (Horse Councellor) - Pepper
Hugh Jenkins O'Donovan - Pinks
Herbert E. Pickett, Jr. - Bertie, Sunshine, Sunny, Herbie
Hal Robertson - Flibberty Gibbets
Edward A. (for Arthurs - not Arthur) Supplee - Eddie Bey (Not Bay) - EDDIE BEY was a nickname invented in 1933 by the late Stanley Woodward, from an Eddie Cantor movie in which Eddie was known as "Eddie Bey" (not because he went to Hyde Bay!)
Albert K. Wampole, Jr. - Cesspool Charlie, Wham Bam, Wink Bink, Whammy, Swampy
John H. (Jack) Young - Duck (also Wee Duck and Duck Pot)
Robert K. Zeugner, Jr. - Zoogie Boogie
1936 summer campers -- Ted Higginbotham (Called HIGGAMBOGGAM by Wham Bam); Johnny Richmond and Dean Morris -- All from Buffalo's Nichols School - Stooges, The Three
THE CAMP GOAT - BUMPPO (NAMED AFTER NATTY BUMPPO)