I read it in a newspaper from a hundred years ago

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Re: I read it in a newspaper from a hundred years ago

Post by Niner » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:25 pm

There was this little matter of Prohibition back a hundred years ago today. Seems Bacardi Rum was about to go out of business in the US for a while and the inventory divided up among the stockholders.

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Re: I read it in a newspaper from a hundred years ago

Post by Niner » Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:08 pm

Think police are out of control today? How about a hundred years ago? Back then one law enforcement officer felt compelled to punish someone not willing to go to church.

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Re: I read it in a newspaper from a hundred years ago

Post by Niner » Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:44 am

A hundred years ago a new plane is christened by the governor ....with real champagne...even though there is prohibition. I went looking for a photo of the plane. A bit odd looking as far as what kind of view the pilot had flying the thing. Wonder about the guy in the nose cockpit. He doesn't look like he is the pilot. OH... ok.... found another photo. The pilot was back under the top wing.

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The newspaper.

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Re: I read it in a newspaper from a hundred years ago

Post by Niner Delta » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:12 pm

I see murder and society scandal were also popular on the front page of that newspaper... :D

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Re: I read it in a newspaper from a hundred years ago

Post by DuncaninFrance » Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:37 am

That is quite a good looking aéroplane.......
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Re: I read it in a newspaper from a hundred years ago

Post by Niner » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:18 am

Here is a change of pace. Fifty years ago... minus one day... in the Mobile Press Register. The National League was counting votes for their all star team. What's interesting, besides these guys don't seem to be ancient history to me and it doesn't seem like it could have been a half century ago already, is that five of the players getting serious votes all came from Mobile Alabama. Hank Aaron, Tommie Agee, Cleon Jones, Willie McCovey, and Billy Williams. And Willie Mays came from Birmingham I might mention. Mobile Press Register June 23. 1970.

It brings to mind a poem by Grantland Rice from a hundred years ago.
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Re: I read it in a newspaper from a hundred years ago

Post by Niner » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:30 pm

A hundred years ago the Democrats were starting their convention in San Francisco and the newspapers from coast to coast were reporting on the opening day. One story contains one interesting bit. The delegates have one black representative who comes with the New York delegation. And his singular voice would like to see an anti lynching statement in the Democratic platform. Obviously lynching wasn't actually legal and it would have taken a federal law and a government force to punish those responsible. There was no way that can of worms was going to be opened so the black guy pinned his hopes on one notion.

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Re: I read it in a newspaper from a hundred years ago

Post by Niner » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:29 am

I mentioned the above in a string on Facebook relative to some question about mobs and facebook deleted it as being against their community standards. Guess history isn't something they are interested in and how far black people have come from 100 years ago politically.
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