The game breeds self esteem

Screen Shot 2013-11-13 at 7.31.05 AM Source: Blanchard Scrapbook 1929-1963

A new notice appeared on the Old Army Athletes bulletin board on March 30, 1930.

A Scarsdale banker suffering from excessive shyness and protruding ears had become a success in society and business as well as quite the ladies man as a result of playing the game.

Frederick Allen, editor of Harper’s magazine and poet laureate of the OAA, and his wife were the suspects.