Posts Tagged ‘Europe’

On Some Far Day

November 26, 2012

Image from Seventeen Moments in Soviet History

ON SOME FAR DAY.

Some day when there’s no Bolsheviks
With whiskers on their face,
And when of frowsy anarchists
There’s not a single trace.
Ah, that will be a happy time
For all the human race.
Some day when there is no peace pact
To talk about and fight;
When cost of living does not soar
Up higher than a kite.
Ah, that will be a happy day,
Indeed it will all right.
Some day when no one is on strike
And ev’ry man’s employed.
When boss and man by foreign Reds
No longer are annoyed.
Ah, then will come such happiness
We’ll all be overjoyed.
When Europe starts to go to work
To keep herself alive —
When to support her we’re not asked
To start another drive.
Then we’ll have something for ourselves,
And save some coin and thrive.
When each one goes his proper gait,
And does not push and shove;
When wrong for right has stepped aside,
And all is peace and love;
The chances are that nearly all
Of us will be above.

— Brooklyn Standard-Union.

Olean Evening Times (Olean, New York) Dec 2, 1919

This is a Man-Sized Job, Mister!

August 1, 2012

European Recovery Plan

Too Little — Too Late

Edwardsville Intelligencer (Edwardsville, Illinois) Jan 15, 1948

Dance Around the May Pole or Riot

May 1, 2012

MAY DAY

In many capitals of Europe the first of May is being observed as a day of demonstrations by workers and radical political organizations. The police are on edge. There is fear of trouble. If the day passes without rioting and bloodshed those charged with the preservation of order will heave a sigh of relief. It is always thus on May Day in Europe.

Image from the University of Missouri

The American way of observing the date is preferable. We have a few communists and socialists who would like to introduce the European plan of celebrating May Day, but they make little headway. Public opinion in the United States is solidly against them.

If May the first has any special significance to us, it is as “Moving Day.” Some will remember it pleasantly as the day on which in old England it was customary to choose a queen of the May and erect on the village green a May pole, around which the peasants danced. The charming custom has been revived in some of our colleges for girls.

If the impulse to celebrate is strong, and none of the aforementioned practices or associations of the day makes an appeal, it can be commemorated as the anniversary of the battle of Manila Bay. Twenty-six years ago today George Dewey won his glorious victory.

The News (Frederick, Maryland) May 1, 1924

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