The Rinky Dinks is actually an old cartoon older then the little rascals but on the same concept .There is actually a copy right on the name that was granted permission for North Bellmore to use this name . The out house is the club house in which they used as their club or hang out instead of the tree house .
While I like your description much better, the actual spelling has been lost over the years, look it up again and put an "umlau", (two dots), over the "a". The actual phrase in one use is "Angeheuerter Schlager" . There are alot of connotations in modern German slang but, basically a guy you hope your daughter never brings home! Thought you would like to know!
I was just corresponding with a friend of mine who lives in Germany, so I figured while I was at it I'd ask him about this. Here is our correspondence:
> Thank you Thomas! > > Here in New York there is a firefighter racing team called the > Schlagers...is the meaning any different without the word > Angeheuerter in front of it?
>no! The german "Schläger" is someone, who beats someone. In a >competition a racing team also can beat another team. >Angeheuerter just means he is payed or driven by someone else to >do so.
I was at the Riverhead Library today, going through some old microfilms, and found this in the June 15th, 1945 issue of The Riverhead News. The day the officially became the "Ironmen", then, should be June 14th, 1945:
Post by giants hat on Jan 19, 2015 21:10:02 GMT -5
I found this in a story about Mario Pollini in the August 8th, 1945 Freeport Daily Review: "He converted the hand drawn hook & ladder truck into a motor vehicle and entered it at the New York State associations 50th anniversary tournament in Freeport 22yrs ago. The team was composed mostly of short men and because of their nimbleness was dubbed "Chipmunks", a name which is still retained."