The weekly news update featuring Babe Ruth Retires
To all North Pole City Elves, those in Santa's Village, in the Lower 48 and all around the world, this is your weekly update for the week of May 30, 2022. I'm your host Walter "Mistletoe" Livingstone and I'm your co-host, Becky "Marshmallow" Livingstown, Let's go to press.
For the week of May 30, 2022 your sponsor will be Jenna's Jams and Jellies. Featuring her famous Peppermint Jelly and Blueberry Lemongrass Jam at a 50% discount this week. Stop by and pick some up today! That's Jenna's Jams and Jellies located at 845 Tinsel Avenue.
Update from Santa's Village, Santa has given all of the workers in the workshop, warehouses, and factories the entire week off for rest and relaxation. Dr. Twinklestein has reported a very large number of elves coming into emergency room with heat exhaustion and sunburns due to the high temperatures and sunny weather at this year's "Picnic Basket Relay". Many elves were not able to come to work the following day due to really bad sunburns. Santa wants everyone to take a break, relax, and rest up.
Edward Hinklemyer has placed an emergency order for extra medical supplies for Dr. Twinklestein's medical office. The Doctor is running low on sunburn relief ointment and creams. The shipment should be arriving within the next couple of days. If you do run out, please stop by the greenhouse to pick up some Aloe Vera plants. The oils from the leaves of this plants can also be used to help with soothing a sunburn. The Doctor also recommends cool baths and showers and plenty of rest to help ease the pain.
The Division of WWW/PR has continued their work on Mother Nature's webpage this past week by adding some more coloring page worksheets and adding a nature related trivia challenge. Also, there were a couple of posts made by the Division of Forestry in reference to herbs ; one of which discusses which herbs can help deal with heat and another one discusses the medical related benefits of the peppermint plant. We highly recommend that you check out these posts when you get a chance.
Temperatures will begin to drop again this week as cooler air will start moving back into North Pole City. We are expecting some snow in the forecast for Friday afternoon moving all the way into Sunday morning. Please make sure you are prepared for the standard colder temperatures.
The WELF-NPC Radio station is now considering that the roll-over of the weekly shows take place on Tuesday evenings instead of the weekends. With the news broadcast and the Peppermint Post being released on Monday evenings, it will be more conducive for the station to rollover the programming into the new week starting on Tuesdays.
On June 2, 1935, Babe Ruth, one of the greatest players in the history of baseball, ends his Major League playing career after 22 seasons, 10 World Series and 714 home runs. The following year, Ruth, a larger-than-life figure whose name became synonymous with baseball, was one of the first five players inducted into the sport’s hall of fame.
George Herman Ruth was born February 6, 1895, into a poor family in Baltimore. As a child, he was sent to St. Mary’s Industrial School for Boys, a school run by Roman Catholic brothers, where he learned to play baseball and was a standout athlete. At 19, Ruth was signed by the Baltimore Orioles. Ruth’s fellow teammates and the media began referring to him as team owner Jack Dunn’s newest “babe,” a nickname that stuck. Ruth would later acquire other nicknames, including “The Sultan of Swat” and “The Bambino.”
Ruth made his Major League debut as a left-handed pitcher with the Red Sox in July 1914 and pitched 89 winning games for the team before 1920, when he was traded to the New York Yankees. After Ruth left Boston, in what became known as “the curse of the Bambino,” the Red Sox didn’t win another World Series until 2004. In New York, Ruth’s primary position changed to outfielder and he led the Yankees to seven American League pennants and four World Series victories. Ruth was a huge star in New York and attracted so many fans that the team was able to open a new stadium in 1923, Yankee Stadium, dubbed “The House That Ruth Built.”
The southpaw slugger’s final season, in 1935, was with the Boston Braves. He had joined the Braves with the hope that he’d become the team’s manager the next season. However, this dream never came to pass for a disappointed Ruth, who had a reputation for several vices.
Many of the records Ruth set remained in place for decades. Ruth’s record of 60 homeruns in a single season (1927) of 154 games wasn’t beaten until 1961, when Roger Maris knocked out 61 homers in an extended season of 162 games. His career homerun record stood until 1974, when it was broken by Hank Aaron. The Sultan of Swat’s career slugging percentage (the total number of bases a player records per at-bat not including walks and hit-by-pitches) of .690 remains the highest in Major League history.
Babe Ruth was part of the inaugural National Baseball Hall of Fame class in 1936. He was one of the first five players to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Ruth died of throat cancer at age 53 on August 16, 1948, in New York City. His body lay in state at Yankee Stadium for two days and was visited by over 100,000 fans.
Representatives from NPC Sports League attended a golf outing down in the lower 48 this past weekend. The golf outing was in Ohio and was to benefit a local elementary school there. They reported that the event was a great success and they enjoyed spending time with some of the Ohio elves they have not seen in a while. They even got the TAOLF to sponsor one of the holes for the event and the local elves were very grateful.
May 30 is Water a Flower Day! Water a Flower Day brings special attention to flowers and the many ways they benefit us. Everet Green (supervisor of the Division of Forestry) wishes to remind everyone to water their flowers and that flowers are not just aesthetic props. Flowers are associated with reduced depression and anxiety, and better mental health in those who take care of flowers. They are also used in the creation of medicines so stop by the greenhouses this week to take a tour of the greenhouse and pick up a free peppermint plant (Mentha x piperita). After the events of last week, everyone needs a peppermint plant around. Peppermint is known for lowering your body’s temperature and cooling its tissues as well as encouraging perspiration which is the body's natural air conditioning. It also is useful in digestive issues too so it is truly a wonder plant.
WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio would like to wish a very happy 550th birthday to Archie "Steamer" Cumberbatch. Archie has been the engineer for the Iron Reindeer steam engine now for almost 500 years and spends most of his time transporting elves around the tunnels of North Pole City. When you hear the whistle sound on the Iron Reindeer, that is most likely Archie signaling his arrival or departure. We would like to wish you many more happy years.
This is Walter "Mistletoe" Livingstone and Becky "Marshmallow" Livingstone with the reminder: The best way to predict the future is to create it..
Have a good evening, and be sure to tune in next week for another WELF-NPC North Pole Radio News Update.