June 21, 1986 |
Lindley Bothwell, revered as "Mr. B" by generations of song girls and yell leaders at USC where he was their volunteer coach for the past 60 years, died Thursday in Sherman Oaks after a long illness. He was 84. A successful Woodland Hills citrus rancher, former Indianapolis 500 racer, pioneer surfer and collector of vintage cars, Bothwell was USC's first yell leader as an undergraduate in 1919. Then USC football coach "Gloomy Gus" Henderson dubbed him "the worst yell leader I've ever seen."
August 31, 2003 |
Children start trickling into the small city park about 11 a.m. Most walk up, holding younger siblings by the hand or pushing strollers. Others arrive on bikes, some with training wheels. They scramble into line when Cindy Wyburg pulls up to the weathered gazebo at 11:20, the back of her Bronco packed with coolers full of food. They open the rear door before she's even made it out of the driver's seat.