Tell Us More

Tell Us More

The 2004 baseball team celebrating 

It was named one of the “50 greatest moments in Northwest sports history” by Portland sports-talk radio station KFXX AM 1080. With Scott Hyde’s game-ending strikeout of an Eastern Connecticut State University batter in the final game of the Division III College World Series in Appleton, Wis., the George Fox baseball team captured the university’s first NCAA title in any sport on June 1, 2004.

What are your recollections of that season? How did you celebrate the team’s championship?

Share your memories with us by writing to or mailing them to Journal, George Fox University, 414 N. Meridian St. #6069, Newberg, OR 97132. All responses will be entered in a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to the Bruin Bookstore.

Quaker memorabilia

Ed Higgins and his collection of Quaker memorabiliaThroughout the years, American companies have attempted to cash in on the Quakers’ reputation for integrity, honesty and fair price. It’s no stretch to think of oatmeal as a pure, healthy product, but marketers sometimes have associated the Quaker title to less wholesome goods. Ed Higgins, professor of English, has made a hobby of noting the ways the Quaker name has been sold. Higgins, whose collection includes the Quaker Maid hairnets pictured in the last Journal, owns several sizes of Old Quaker whiskey bottles, William Penn cigar boxes, and a cloth bag for Quaker medium salt, among other Quaker memorabilia.

Sam Farmer (G56) wrote, “In the class of unusual Quaker stuff would be our bottles of Old Quaker Whiskey and William Penn cigar boxes. Also, I have a five-gallon can labeled, ‘Quaker Pretzels.’”

Harold Antrim (G52) owns card advertisements of Quaker Maid stockings and Quaker Bread made from pure liquid malt. He also owns a vast Quaker stamp collection and numerous Quaker postcards.

Congratulations to Harold Antrim, whose response to the “Tell Us More” contest was selected. He will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Bruin Bookstore.