Another Mouth To Feed
Long Beach Independent (Long Beach, California) Feb 11, 1956
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Detroit Priest Criticizes Federal Reserve System
He called upon congress to “recover” its constitutional powers to regulate the value and coinage of money, and added that:
“Unless you do that, you are inviting revolution.”
The Charleston Daily Mail (Charleston, West Virginia) Jan 16, 1935
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ABOLITION OF FEDERAL RESERVE IS ADVOCATED
Editor of The Bee — Sir: If the isolationists wish to give direction to the government policies of the United States they should induce congress to dismantle and abolish the Federal Reserve Bank in toto and restore the United States Treasury to the prestige it enjoyed prior to 1907.
At that time Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany ordered his bankers to get their money out of the United States and home to Germany. With that order, hell started on a rampage and where it will end is a moot question. We are not inclined to predict.
However, when a conflagration is raging, people who can are justified in taking preliminary steps at self preservation and one of these precautionary measures is to bring unresponsible agencies under disciplinary control.
The Federal Reserve Bank with its sanctions and its sanctions in reverse can do a lot of mischief. The efforts of the national administration to restore normalcy to commerce and industry are futile so long as an unauthorized agency can flout moral standards and carry on as it pleases, we use the term “unauthorized” advisedly, for when the war ended and the writ of habeas corpus was restored to the nation, Woodrow Wilson’s war time emergency acts ceased to have authority to continue their functions.
When the Democratic Party in 1932 gave the people an opportunity to vote on the socalled amendment, they voted it out. It had become nothing but a racket for the late Andrew Mellon’s personal benefit.
Modesto, January 16, 1940.
Modesto Bee and Herald-News (Modesto, California) Jan 17, 1940
Ironwood Daily Globe (Ironwood, Michigan) Mar 7, 1935
Coxey Considers Another March To Washington
CHICAGO, Sept. 19. — (INS) — “Coxey’s Army” may march again.
That was the admonition today of “Gen.” Jacob S. Coxey who led the march of unemployed from Massillon, O., to Washington, in 1894.
The 91-year-old “General” told a meeting of 16, the Mothers of America, Inc., that he is prepared to encamp in Washington until someone introduces his bill to abolish the Federal Reserve system.
Lima News (Lima, Ohio) Sep 19, 1945
Lima News (Lima, Ohio) Jul 14, 1956
Delaware County Daily Times (Chester, Pennsylvania) May 10, 1974
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Ladies in Shorts
By MARGARET LATROBE
Don’t know about your town, but in our town the shorts-measuring brigade has begun its pleasant duties. (This is as much a part of summer as sunstroke and poison oak.)
For those of you with weightier preoccupations than the length of ladies’ shorts, let me recap summer’s folly: Come the heat and stupidity of the dog days, certain members of the pretty sex climb into garments calculated to expose their lower extremities to a high degree. That is, girls wear shorts.
Shorts shock that portion of the populace that doesn’t look good in same. And they pelt the police department with shrill cries of pique.
So the constabulary looks forward to the annual heat waves as more fun and less work than a bank robbery.
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WOMEN ARE SAID to be vain. That’s not so. One look at a few shorts-garbed dumplings trotting about the supermarket on varicosed, knobby and quite unleg-like legs is sufficient to convince us otherwise. Vanity, my eye!
These dames are bereft of all pride, caution — even hope. They have looked in that triple mirror, shuddered, and decided the weather is too hot to contemplate such a formidable problem. With a skill born of years at wriggling into a 10-way stretch girdles, they make size 14 shorts do the work of size 20.
Then they buy some more groceries. (Studying up for size 44.)
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ON THE SHORTS QUESTION, doubtless the etiquette authorities bemuse themselves with such refinements as appropriateness, taste, and condition of servitude. But the cops and I are more direct in our approach to the basic issues involved. They measure garment; I maintain they should measure the wearer.
If milady toddles abroad exhibiting legs more suitable to the circus than to Main street, I say clap her in irons. Let the judge sentence her to 30 days on a 600-calorie diet. And when she measures up to less than 120 pounds, permit the wearing of the shorts.
What about the varicose department? Black lace hosiery as on chorus girls. Leg make-up as in bottles. Or maybe a dress — as a last resort.
Hammond Times (Hammond, Indiana) Jul 17, 1956
Famed Sports Celebrities Passed Away During 1956
By OSCAR FRALEY
(United Press Sports Writer)
NEW YORK, Dec. 31 — (UP)
There will be quite a few tears in the cup of happiness tonight.
For when they ring in the new year, too many sporting favorites won’t be on hand. They just didn’t make it all the way with the infant 1956 they helped welcome only a year ago.
But they’ll be in many a mind when the voices rise in the old refrain “should auld acquaintance be forgot?”
Like the Babe. They all knew her and the world mourned when its greatest woman athlete, Mrs. Mildred Didrikson Zaharias, died in September at the age of 42. President Eisenhower summed it up when he said:
“I think that every one of us feels sad that finally she had to lose this last one of all her battles.”
Gone, too, is the tall, spare man who was a baseball legend. Connie Mack, the seemingly indestructible, struck out at 93. But, then, life hadn’t been the same for him since the heart-breaking morning 15 months earlier when his beloved A’s were sold down the river to Kansas City.
“Should auld acquaintance be forgot?”
Who can forget the “Boston Tar Baby”? He fought the best of them and won the championship of Mexico when he was almost blind. But at 75, Sam Langford finally took the count in a Massachusetts nursing home.
And Bill Cane, the man whose vision “made” the Hambletonian and helped make harness racing a big business. Big Bill, at 81, finally laid down the reins at Miami, Florida, far from the Good Time track at Goshen, N.Y., which he loved so dearly.
It came early for Norman (Red) Strador. The bluff red-head who coached football for St. Mary’s, the San Francisco 49’ers and the erstwhile New York Yankees, was cut down by a heart attack at 53.
“Should auld acquaintance be forgot?”
Racing fans will remember three who took the checkered flag.
You see again, white-toothed Bob Sweikert sitting happily in victory lane at Indianapolis in 1955 and asking his wife jokingly:
“You were worried about me?” He got it against the wall at Salem, Ind. Age 30.
Then there were bushy-browed Jack McGrath, dead in a Phoenix, Ariz., crash at 35.
And little Walt Faulkner, who flipped five times and out at Vallejo, Calif., a passion for speed burning him out at 37.
“Should auld acquaintance be forgot” when you think of the others who bowed out? Like horseman Clifford Mooers, a fabulous personality; Burly Donna Fox, the bobsledder whose passion was golf, and genial, gentle Rud Rennie, a long-time pal from the New York Herald-Tribune.
It can’t be — for the sake of auld lang syne.
The Bridgeport Post (Bridgeport, Connecticut) Dec 31, 1956
TRAGEDY AT SCHOOL.
Lady Teacher Shot Five Times by Her Jealous Husband.
SYRACUSE, N.Y., Jan 20. — Mrs. W.F. Barker, teacher at the Bissett street public school, was shot five times yesterday morning by her husband in the class room. He drove to the school in a sleigh with their sixteen months-old child in his arms, walked into his wife’s class room and said: “Is this the way you take care of your child?” Mrs. Barker went into the hallway. Her husband followed and fired two shots at her. She reached another class room and then fell on the floor. Barker put the baby on the floor and, leaning over his wife, fired at her several times, five shots taking effect. Barker then drove rapidly away.
The couple have been married about two years and jealousy on Barker’s part is the supposed cause of the tragedy. The only lived together a short time after the marriage. Mrs. Barker was taken to the House of the Good Shepherd. It could not be told whether her injuries are fatal. She was shot three times in the head and face, once through the left hand and once through the left thigh. Barker left the baby in the school room.
New Castle News (New Castle, Pennsylvania) Jan 21, 1891
Unable to Work the Insanity Dodge.
Syracuse, N.Y., Jan. 23. — Wilbur F. Barker, who shot his wife five times at the Bassett street public school, where she was teaching, was unable to work his insanity dodge on the examining physicians, and he was declared sane. He was arraigned for assault in the first degree, pleaded not guilty, and was committed to jail. Mrs. Barker lingers between life and death.
Middletown Daily Press (Middletown, New York) Jan 23, 1891
Wilbur F. Barker Buried.
Wilbur F. Barker, at one time a well-known real estate agent of this city, died at his home, No. 507 East Fayette street, on Friday of locomotor ataxia. He was 70 years old. In January, 1891, Mr. Barker shot his wife, Mrs. Nellie Sloan Barker, while she was discharging her duties as principal of the Bassett Street (now Sumner) school. He was arrested and tried for assault in the first degree, the plea of insanity being advanced by his counsel. For several years he and his wife have been reconciled. One daughter and a widow are the only survivors. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon.
Syracuse Herald (Syracuse, New York) Jan 11, 1909
Interesting NOTE: I looked up locomotor ataxia, which is another name for Tabes dorsalis. Besides several physical symptoms, these two were also listed: Personality Changes and Dementia. So maybe Mr. Barker was actually crazy, due to this disease.
MRS. NELLIE S. BARKER
422 Marcelius St.
Mrs. Nellie Sloan Barker of 422 Marcellus St. died at her home this morning after a long illness. She was 96, and a lifelong resident of Syracuse. A retired school teacher, Mrs. Barker was a member of the Sons and Daughters of Liberty, Harmony Circle. Services will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Schumacher-Whelan Brothers Funeral Home, with Rev. Amos Phipps officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight and from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. Surviving is a grandnephew Thomas McCormack.
Syracuse Herald Journal (Syracuse, New York) Mar 6, 1956