I’m sorry I can’t stop snickering. Anyway the city of Fort Wayne Indiana recently put up an online poll to help to decide who to name a local building after. The top vote getter thus far: Harry Baals, by a huge margin. So far he’s racked up about 10,000 votes. The guy in second place has about 500.
We went out to eat last weekend in Ft Wayne and this was the topic of conversation with a lot of people there. Don’t surprise me with how Ft Wayne names some things. They renamed their baseball team from the “Wizards” to the “Tin Caps”. The name of their basketball team is “Mad Ants”. The concert hall will forever been known by the locals as the “Coliseum”.
If Mayor Baals had a successful political career, ran for reelection etc. without being a laughing stock, then how was his name used on political signs? No way did they print Harry Baals on campaign stickers. Somehow, his name was used in a dignified way.
I’d name the building the H. X. Baals building. X being whatever his middle initial is.