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Flores 1929 newspaper story
Exhibit #2343
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Newspaper edition and date, unknown.

Photo caption text:
"Here are Yo-Yo Champions, Catherine Hyatt and Toshio Nakamura, with the silver trophies they won in a Flores Yo-Yo spinning contest conducted by The Broadway Department Store, Inc."

Body text:
“Twenty Los Angeles youngsters are proud and happy today, for they were winners in the Flores Yo-Yo contest conducted by The Broadway Department Store, Inc., in which hundreds of Yo-Yo enthusiasts from Southern California took part.

In the toy department of the store on Saturday these Yo-Yo artists received their prizes, the first two honors, trophies with the names of the winners engraved, going to Toshio Nakamura, for the boys, and to Catherine Hyatt, for the girls. Second prize for boys, a model airplane, went to Jack Hughes; second prize for girls, an Eastman Kodak, was captured by Lou Brooks.

Other prize winners include:

Boys, Frederick Burner, Muneo Kataoka, Charles McCrocker, Hyman Rabinovitz, Ernest Roth, Frank Fitzgerald, Alex Gallego, and Jack Frampton.

Girls, Margaret Whitsell, Dora Springer, La Manda Swanson, Claribel Nibio, Frances Bernhard, Phyllis Cooper and Phylis Hindsell.

Special Flores Yo-Yo’s went to those who won third place, and large Yo-Yo’s to those who were fourth in the contest, while the other prize winners were made happy with regular Yo-Yo’s.

Yo-Yo spinning, though apparently simple in practice after the art has been mastered, reequires [sic] skill. In the Philippine Islands, where the toy originated some hundred years ago and where Yo-Yo spinning is still considered an art, natives use strings 15 to 20 feet long and have a repertory of 40 different tricks.

Some of these tricks were performed by the prize winners. Brought to this country only a short time ago, these little toys, which look like colorful discs and which are spun like a top, have gained a large following."

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