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Query: Is Ed Diddle, Chautauqua speaker, Ed Diddle, coach?
CM just received this letter from a very shy reader, who has a question which gives rise to a Capital Idea, which will have the Canadian Tour Busses at least flocking to storied Gradyville, KY, if not also to Columbia, and once and for all establishing the Gradyville Board of Trade as marketing geniuses: Capitalizing on the fame of one of Gradyville's greatest legends, Ed Diddle. The proof, of course, will be in the opening of Gradyville's first hotel or bed and breakfast, the first Diddle House Restaurant, first Mt. Matney Ski Lift, or first transmontane Zip Line from ridge top to ridge top. Shy Reader writes:
Just read the article by "Jim" about the 1922 performance in Columbia and the mgr. was young Ed Diddle. Is that WKU's "Uncle Ed" Diddle? Having graduated from Centre College after playing basketball at Columbia High School, he then coached at Monticello H.S. according to his online biographies. I am no expert on Mr. Diddle, but a certain editor of this online publication has a brother-in-law also named Jim, Richards, that is, who could set us all straight with his knowledge of Mr. Ed Diddle. What do you think? Shy readerTo set the record straight, and not wishing to beat about the bush, we'll call on all of Jim Richards brother in laws, including the editor of "It's Just for a Smile News," and his sisters-in-law, Fay McKinley of Columbia, and Jean Cravens to get Jim Richards to comment.
We also hope Shy Reader's letter is bait to get "Jim" to send more from wherever he is in the North Country land of the Shawnee and Exsanonian-Royvillian Indians. Sometimes the bait works.
Sometimes it doesn't. When we suggested that no one should attempt to expropriate the statue of Mr. Diddle from in front of his arena in Bowling Green to subsequently ensconce it in a its rightful place at an appropriate entrance to Gradyville, Jim did not take the bait and lead a band of trusty felons on such a noble venture.
Should he deign to enlighten as to whether the early Ed Diddle of Chautauquan fame is the same who put the Hilltoppers on the international basketball map is yet to be seen. If anyone else is well versed on the subject, they, also, are invited to clearify, without, of course, steering up anything. "Jim" abhors riling, hetting up, steering up, or otherwise inciting anyone to violate the Alien and Sedition Act or behaving in any way un-Russell Countian. -EW
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