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Winning And Losing At Yo Yo (03-13-20)

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Baltimoreans opened The Sun paper on the morning of October 1964 to read this modest announcement. "Each city recreation center will be conducting a Yo Yo contest." The winner of the contest was promised a huge prize - a trip to Disneyland by Duncan Yo Yo - the manufacturer of the Yo Yo. The winner turned out to be a young 15-year-old Carl Pund - who won the contest but in a quirky turn of events, lost the prize. This is Carl Pund's story.