A couple of weeks ago, Mike Fusello, a Beloit College grad, sent me a clipping that appeared Tuesday, May 19, 1953 on page one of the Beloit Daily News. It describes the great Pop House Water Fight of 1953 that was finally brought to an end by the Beloit Police with a small tear gas bomb.
According to the nicely written story, “Generalissimo Stankewitz and two field generals, campus football stars Hank Levine and Don Smith, directed the Pop House forces, consisting mainly of Beloit high school youths. Field Marshall for the opposing college force was Mike Fusello, a student artist and journalism student whose hobbies run to water fighting.”
Too bad I couldn’t find any photos. Once I get further along on this project, I’ll write more about it. Anyone else out there remember this good-natured battle?