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The Time Baltimore's Comptroller Tried To Hoop With The Best Of 'Em

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In 1962, the Baltimore City Department of Recreation decided to join the Hula Hoop craze and held a contest for youth in City Hall Plaza. For reasons of publicity, the Department allowed City Comptroller Hyman Pressman to enter the contest. Mr. Pressman insisted he could beat the kids and win - though he confessed that he could not do the big trick called,  “wrap the mummy.” He lost because he couldn’t wrap the mummy.

Gil Sandler was born and raised in Baltimore -- a circumstance he considers fortunate and one he does not want you to forget. He attended public school (P.S. #59, Garrison Junior High, Baltimore City College, Class of 1941) and then served in the United States Navy.
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