Posts Tagged ‘1975’

Women’s Equality Day

August 26, 2012

Yuma Daily Sun (Yuma, Arizona) Aug 26, 1977

Women’s equality day proclaimed

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Nixon has proclaimed Aug 26 as Women’s Equality Day and urged speedy ratification of the Equal Rights amendment to the Constitution.

The proclamation, requested by Congress, said the nation has made giant strides in recent years toward ensuring equal economic opportunity for women.

“Much still remains to be done,” Nixon said.

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (Walla Walla, Washington) Aug 19, 1973

The Times Herald (Vallejo, California) Aug 23, 1974

Simpson’s Leader-Times (Kittanning, Pennsylvania) Aug 21, 1975

Yuma Daily Sun (Yuma, Arizona) Aug 26, 1976

Valley News (Van Nuys, California) Aug 25 ,1977

If the Flag Could Talk…

July 2, 2012

Image from U.S. Capitol Historical Society

If the flag could talk, here’s what it might say

“Hello! Remember me? Some people call me Old Glory others call me the Stars and Stripes. I have also been referred to as the Star Spangled Banner. But whatever they call me, I am your flag, or as I proudly state … the flag of the United States of America.

“There is something that has been bothering me, so I thought I might talk it over with you because it is about you and me.

“I remember some time ago, I think it was Memorial Day, people were lined up on both sides of the street to watch the parade. The town’s high school band was behind me, and naturally, I was leading the parade. When your daddy saw me coming along, waving in the breeze, he immediately removed his hat and placed it against his left shoulder so that his right hand was directly over his heart. Remember?

“And you, yes, I remember you standing there straight as a soldier. You didn’t have a hat, but you were giving the correct salute. They taught you in school to place your right hand over your heart. Remember little sister? Not to be outdone, she was saluting the same as you. Oh, I was very proud as I came down your street. There were some soldiers home on leave, and they were standing at attention giving the military salute. Also, some VFW veterans with their caps at jaunty angles were saluting smartly. Ladies, as well as the men, paid me the reverence I deserved.

“Now I may sound a little conceited. Well, I am. I have a right to be, because I represent the finest country in the world — the United States of America. More than one aggressive nation has tried to haul me down, but they all felt the fury of this freedom-loving country. Remember, many of you had to go overseas to defend me.

“What has happened? I’m still the same old flag. Oh, I’ve had a couple more stars added since you were a boy. A lot more blood has been shed since that Memorial Day Parade long ago. Dad is gone now. The home town has a new look. The last time I came down your street, I saw that some of the old landmarks were gone, but in their place, shining majestically in the sun, were a number of new buildings and homes. Yes, sir, the old home town sure has changed.

“But now I don’t feel as proud as I used to. When I come down your street you just stand there with your hands in your pockets and give me a small glance then look or turn away. When I think of all the places I’ve been — Anzio, Guadalcanal, Battle of the Bulge, Korea, Vietnam, I wonder what’s happened? I’m the same old flag but now I see children running around and shouting as I pass by. They don’t seem to know who I am. I saw an old man take his hat off and then look around. He didn’t see anybody else with theirs off so he quickly put his back on.

“Is it a sin to be an American patriot anymore? Have you forgotten what I stand for? Have you forgotten all the battlefields where men fought and died to keep this nation, your nation free? When you salute me you are actually saluting them.

“Take a look at the Memorial Honor Rolls sometime. Look at the names of those who never came back and are resting beneath white crosses on a faraway shore. Some of them were friends or relatives of yours, maybe even went to school with you. That’s who you’re saluting when you revere me.

“Well, it won’t be too long until I come down your street again. So when you see me, stand straight, place your hand over your heart and you’ll see me waving back. My salute to you. I’ll show you that I too remember!”

Daily Review (Hayward, California) Jul 4, 1975

Happy 100th Birthday, Mr. President!

February 6, 2011

The Daily Review (Hayward, California)  – Nov 9, 1966

The Sweet Taste of Victory – brings a smile to the face!

The Daily Review – Nov 9, 1966

The Republican Romp —

Long Beach Independent – Jan 5, 1966

Ronald Reagan stars in “Death Valley Days” —

Mark Russell

Reagan sure has Ford’s people running scared, and they seem to be bent on self-defeat. Their prevailing spirit is: “Let’s lose one for the Gipper!”

Tucson Daily Citizen – Dec 8, 1975

Video Tribute to be shown before the Super Bowl

*****

More Ronald Reagan:

Ronald Reagan to the Rescue

Presidents’ Day Feature: Ronald Reagan

Dahlman & Middleton: Characters of the Old West

February 4, 2009
Jim Dahlman and Doc Middleton

Jim Dahlman and Doc Middleton

Last Week’s Picture

In 1910 Omaha’s Mayor James C. Dahlman (nearest the camera) used an auto during his unsuccessful campaign, from a “wet” platform, for the governorship. He promised to serve free beer on the Statehouse lawn on his inauguration day, but lost the election to Chester Aldrich.

“Cowboy Jim” Dahlman left Texas in his late teens as a fugitive from justice. In 1878, at age 22, he made his way to Sidney, assuming the name of Jim Murray. From there, in the dead of winter, he took a stagecoach northward. The stage was so crowded that passengers had to take turns walking alongside, despite a six-inch snowfall. This proved too much for Dahlman-Murray, who drew his gun, ordered everyone out of the stage, climbed in himself and threatened to shoot the first man who suggested he walk again.

Dahlman worked on a ranch north of Gordon, then operated a cattle ranch and meat market in Chadron. He was elected sheriff of Dawes County for three terms and mayor of Chadron for two terms, then moved to Omaha. There he soon became involved in politics again and was elected mayor, serving in that office from 1906 until his death in the early 1930s, with the exception of three years.

The man in the left rear seat of the auto is said to be Doc Middleton, another character of the Old West.

Lincoln Evening Journal (Lincoln, Nebraska) Aug 17, 1975