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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Today at 03:12:08 PM »
A big tornado roared through the town of New Albany, Indiana on March 23, 1917.

Info & photo:


Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Today at 03:52:41 AM »
The Tacoma Times, March 23, 1917.

Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Today at 03:51:51 AM »
The Seattle Star, March 23, 1917.

Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Today at 03:50:00 AM »
The Chicago Day Book, March 23, 1917.

Policeman Dan Crotty, 3528 S. Honore, dead. Wounded with own gun while fighting with brother-in-law. Accident, verdict of coroner's jury.

Mrs. Emma Botke, 21, 3067 Broad St., badly burned when clothes caught fire. Poured kerosene into stove.

Body of suicide, man about 35, found on bench in Humboldt park. Carbolic acid.

Mrs, Emma Horwitz, 3414 W. 12th, tried to jump into river at 12th st. Stopped by policemen.

Carl Dunkler, 27, 928 Leland av., shot himself. Will live. No reason for act known.

J. McKinnon, 1025 Rundel pl. beaten unconscious and robbed of $150 by footpads.

Mrs. Alma Strode, 4526 Emerald av., almost suffocated when robbers tied her mouth with towel. They got $45 and escaped.

Ale Zlius, 17, 3036 S. Union av., captured as he tried to blow safe in Metropolitan Loan Bank, 426 S. Halsted. 

All theaters, public hall and school buildings being fumigated by health department to fight disease.

Big business men met in Roebuck Y. M. C. A. to induce employees to become citizens.

Mrs. Ruth Williams, 3533 Dickens, sued for divorce. Says husband tried to kill her by turning on gas.


  Washington, March 23. That neutral nations may renew their previous offers to assist in "straightening out difficulties" between the U. S. and Germany was suggested at the state department yesterday.
  Several neutral diplomats called on Sec'y Lansing during the forenoon, but none claimed to be taking part in such a move.
  When Germany and the United States broke relations a number of neutrals then offered their services to "do anything we can to prevent trouble."
  This country, however, will negotiate neither with Germany, directly nor with her through neutrals, until the imperial government has withdrawn its U-boat decree and renewed its pledges to the United States.


  It was during the Christmas shopping rush in the Boston store. The shoppers crowded around an elevator door. As soon as the door was opened the car filled. There was a shriek of pain and terror that startled the shoppers that packed every aisle on the floor.
  Chris Ebbole, in court yesterday, filed suit for $5,000 against the Boston Store. His attorney, L. L. Bauer, says his hand, arm and shoulder were crushed by the heavy doors of the elevator cage when they were slammed shut before he was completely in the car on Dec. 18.


  Wash the squash, put on in cold water and parboil until tender, not soft. When tender cut each squash in half, crosswise; take out the inside, being careful not to break the shells. Put on a fryer with 2 table spoons of butter (or fat) ; when hot lay in a half an onion cut fine, brown lightly, then put in a handful of soaked bread from which all water has been squeezed, add the squash which has been scraped out, fry all together for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the fire, season with salt and pepper, add 2 whole eggs, mix well and fill each half with the mixture. Sprinkle cracker meal and bits of butter ontop, Put in oven and brown evenly.

Chewing Gum.

  Chewing gum is a piece of rubber tire without a backbone flavored with a smell. A good tire will average about 5,000 miles, but the mileage of a stick of gum is unlimited. The original flavor in a stick of gum soon exits and then it's like chewing a chunk of 24-hour boiled trip. But expert gum wrestlers never throw away a wad of gum that ha all the taste un-chewed. Each day they give it a different flavor such as brass bed flavor, movie seat taste, office furniture flavor, etc. Then, after a month or so it can be thrown on the sidewalk or floor for somebody to step on so they can give an imitation of a fly schottishing across a stack of wheats flooded with New Orleans molasses.
  The gum landscape on the underpart of movie seats and soda fountain chairs makes the rocky mountain scenery look flatter than Mexican beer. The more modern movie houses don't have the wire hat holders under the seats since a Chicago genius got the hunch of letting George Gum do it. Soon they'll have restaurant signs reading, "Not responsible for hats, coats, articles, and chewing gum." The old gag of walking away and forgetting your umbrella now has chewing gum for a teammate.
  Chewing gum and talking at same time is worthy of applause. Telephone operators win with this trick. They've got it down so pat a clever linguist can almost make out what they say.

Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Today at 03:42:26 AM »
The Sun, March 23, 1917.

Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Today at 03:41:39 AM »
Everett True, March 23, 1917.

Random Topics / Re: Music
« on: Today at 01:43:27 AM »

Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Yesterday at 08:24:22 PM »
Manfred Von Richthofen hadn't planned on doing any flying on March 21, 1917.  The weather was bad and there was a strong east wind.  But then a message came through that enemy planes had been seen at an elevation of 1,000 meters, so the Baron took to the skies.

He didn't see anything for an hour but then he spotted a large amount of enemy aircraft flying over their own lines.  Richthofen noticed that the planes pretty much stayed on their side of the line, though occasionally a few would fly rather close to the German side.  He hid in some clouds and was able to surprise one of the enemy planes (a BE2f) that had ventured over a bit too far.

Richthofen wrote in his report; "The adversary made the mistake of flying in a straight line when he tried to evade me, and thus he was just a wink too long in my fire (500 shots).  Suddenly he made two uncontrolled curves and dashed, smoking, to the ground.  The plane was completely ruined."

The pilot of the BE2f, Flight Sergeant Sidney Herbert Quicke, and his observer, Second Lieutenent William John Lidsey (who was making his third flight as an observer that day) did manage to crash on their own side of the lines but unfortunately, Sergeant Quicke perished in the wreck.  Observer Lidsey was pulled from the crash still alive, and was taken to a hospital, but he was in too bad of shape to be operated on and the 21 year old airman passed away at 3:00 o'clock the next morning.

This would be the Red Baron's 29th victory.

Photo and info on Sidney Herbert Quicke:

Some info on William John Lidsey:,%20WILLIAM%20JOHN

A BE.2f A1325 at Masterton, New Zealand, 2009 By Flyernzl at English Wikipedia, CC BY 3.0,


Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Yesterday at 03:09:49 PM »
Twenty eight seconds worth of the year 1917.  (No sound.)

Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Yesterday at 04:45:59 AM »
The Tacoma Times, March 22, 1917.

Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Yesterday at 04:45:13 AM »
The Tonopah Daily Bonanza, March 22, 1917.


  LONDON, Mar. 22. An account of a mirage in the clouds is given in a letter from a British flying corps officer on the western front. He says,  "I had often wondered what it would feel like to see a machine coming straight for me and to know that a collision was inevitable. I had the experience this afternoon, only the collision did not take place.
  "I was on patrol with five other machines over the lines, and had just gone into a cloud bank. Just before going in I saw the plane on my right turning to cross in front of me. Suddenly I saw a machine the same type as mine appear out of the cloud about 50 feet away making straight for me.
"Instinctively I jammed my nose hard down and went as near a nose dive as possible. The other airplanes did the same. I turned. The other turned into me.
  "I was in a cold perspiration all over by this time, so I thought 'here goes; if I am going to crash, it might as well be complete.' So straight for it I went. We got closer and closer, and biff! my machine and its mirage in the clouds met.
  "It seemed like a hideous nightmare and I can still see that machine doing its utmost to crash into me. I think I can say I have had the full horrors of a collision in the air without its actually taking place.  I finally got out of the clouds and had not the faintest idea where I was, until a shell reminded me that I was a little too low over the German lines."

Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Yesterday at 04:40:26 AM »
The Evening Star, March 22, 1917.

Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Yesterday at 04:39:40 AM »
The Chicago Day Book, March 22, 1917.


Willard Hamilton from Floyd county, Kentucky, lost $140 to city slickers.

Michael Hogan and John Murphy sent to Bridewell for 60 days. Stole tub of butter.
Federal Judge Landls again refused to appoint receiver for the Kohlsaat restaurants.

Mrs. Louise Keats, 709 Montrose Blvd., got divorce on plea that hubby was drunk eight times a month.

Guy Lee, newspaper man, 526 Dlversey pky., arrested for driving auto while drunk. Ran down two; one may die.

New rule at Northwestern Univ. requires lights out at 10:30 in girls' dorm.

Jacob Sonnenschein, 1545 Elburn av., Socialist candidate in 10th ward, shot on way home from meeting. Will live.

Julius Baroske, 6147 Ellis av., escaped from Dunning and visited his wife, who promptly had him arrested and sent back.

By Eddie Graney (Great Among Great Referees)

Everybody knows that "Spider" Kelly has a sharp tongue and ready wit.
The "Spider" proved this many a time during his career in the ring and when behind fighters.
One could never tell what the "Spider" was going to spring next. He had a different come-back every time.
One night I refereed a go between Jack Johnson and Sam McVey. Kelly was seconding McVey and trying to make the best of a bad mess.
After a while McVey goes down and out. We're all standing over him and wondering whether Johnson had killed him or not in the midst of the worry and after he'd been counted out five minutes, Sam begins to open his eyes.
Lots of first aid work brought him up in a dazed condition and he says to Kelly: "What was it, a draw?"
Kelly gave him one of those "you poor boob" looks of his and said:
"Say, you, didn't get no draw! That big stiff of a referee, Graney, gave it to Johnson. Whadda yu' think about that?"

Tommy "Spider" Kelly around the period he was world bantamweight champion.  By Tommy Kelly -, Public Domain,

Sam McVey passport photo.  By Unknown -, Public Domain, 

Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Yesterday at 04:30:13 AM »
Everett True, March 22, 1917.

Random Topics / Re: Celebrity Deaths
« on: Yesterday at 02:39:00 AM »
In honor of him let's bring out Gene, Gene the Dancing Machine for one more round!  :D

Plus an appearance by The Unknown Comic would be nice.  RIP, Chuck.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
« on: Yesterday at 12:56:50 AM »
Wow...look at all the people reading these posts.  Kind of like the good ol' days when Art's show was on.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
« on: Yesterday at 12:39:13 AM »
Jackstar's Wordfag! account is still active.  Why doesn't he come on and post under that one?  Heck, Jackstar's account is still active.  He could come and post any old time he wants.  theOne is an idiot.  Everytime he is found out, his accounts get deleted my MV.  theOne likes to stir shit up and Jackstar really doesn't. He just posts his weird quirky responses.  If Jackstar was theOne, he couldn't help himself. He'd eventually launch into attacks. 

MV should be able to resolve it.  He can tell if they are posting from the same ip.

A casual glance at Jackstar's latest post history shows him reappearing on March 13, after a two week absence.  As usual, upon his return, he posted almost non-stop for a couple of days at the end of which, he was pretty angry and insulting.  Then he stopped posting, and Newstar appeared.  Similar pattern, Newstar rant posted for a couple days, getting so carried away that he was banned.  I wonder, does anyone have reference to any posts made between Jack and the other two?. 

Random Topics / Re: Hardest questions to answer
« on: March 21, 2017, 08:13:57 PM »
As A.I. gets smarter, will it ever attain true consciousness?

Yes, and it will all start with a robot's tear.  (A tear made out of lubricating oil.)

Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: March 21, 2017, 05:31:47 PM »
Funny how citizenship, immigration, and other issues are still being fought about today.

The involvement and statements of Judge Landis in the Kohlstaat restuarants case is very suspicious. Very odd.

Yes, we did have our suspicions about the judge, now didn't we? 

My enquiring (dirty) mind wants to know what exactly Mr. Landwirth's ideas were on love and marriage.

I used to think that 100 years was a long time ago but really, not so much when you think that there are people still alive today from that time.  Plus, there are lots of people who's grandparents were alive back then.  I often wonder if any sharp eyed person from Chicago has seen a grandparent, great aunt or great uncle, named in this thread.

Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: March 21, 2017, 03:52:43 PM »

Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: March 21, 2017, 05:37:07 AM »
The Tacoma Times, March 21, 1917.

Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: March 21, 2017, 05:36:19 AM »
The Chicago Day Book, March 21, 1917.

Frank Ondrowicz, Leo Zevnik and Jos. Jurkas, La Salle, DL, fined $50 and given day in jail for fraud in getting citizenship papers.

Albert Brasius and John McGowan arrested in loop as short change experts.

Mrs. Bertha Schon, 1452 E. 63d, fined $25 and costs for selling liquor in candy store.

Henry Landwirth, 1046 N. California av., in morals court because of his ideas on love and marriage. Hearing set for March 27.

Mrs. Ethel Erickson, 641 Dale av., asked that wedding to Kenneth be annulled. She was 14 when they were married.

Judge Landis may run Kohlsaat restaurants unless he gets a better bid than $25,000 for them. 

Ira Doolittle, Libertyville, tried to die by gas. Then shot himself.

Stink bomb thrown into Oak Park Y. M. C. A. by ousted former member.

Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: March 20, 2017, 06:56:38 PM »
Vera Lynn, born on March 20, 1917 and still with us, though she retired from singing back in 1984.

Random Topics / Re: Celebrity mugshots
« on: March 20, 2017, 06:37:47 PM »
Kind of surprised this one didn't show up sooner.

Random Topics / Re: Hardest questions to answer
« on: March 20, 2017, 04:14:06 PM »
But what would happen if the people who thought they were living in the infinite universe encountered the wall from the other side? And who paid for the wall? This is why I don't regret giving up LSD.

You assume that there are people on the other side of the wall.  There might very well be gods there.

Random Topics / Re: Celebrity mugshots
« on: March 20, 2017, 04:08:21 PM »

Random Topics / Re: Hardest questions to answer
« on: March 20, 2017, 03:50:34 PM »
Here's one, to start things off:  Which is harder to imagine ... A finite universe, or an infinite one?  Think about it.

If you head out far enough into space you will come across a massive brick wall.  Congratulations, you have just traversed the finite universe.  What's on the other side of the wall?  The infinite universe, of course. 

Random Topics / Re: Music
« on: March 20, 2017, 04:07:06 AM »

Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: March 20, 2017, 03:43:00 AM »
The Tacoma Times, March 20, 1917.

Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: March 20, 2017, 03:41:31 AM »
The Chicago Day Book, March 20, 1917.

James Ryan, 3950 W. 12th. freed of gambling charge when he told the judge that Policeman Arthur Horr, who arrested him, lost 80 cents in the game.

Paul Bernfoot, 1114 W. Chicago av., fined $50 for trying to evade jury service.

Cruelty, desertion and drunkenness charged by Mrs. Betty Kraft in suit for divorce from Ben Kraft.

Jas. Liapos, bootblack, 647 S. Dearborn, lost $300 to two men by use of handkerchief game.

John Dingier, saloonkeeper, Hammond, threw out patron last night. Then died behind bar. Heart disease.

Albert Budasek, 1802 S. Throop, hit John Hrack, 829 N. Kostner av., over the head as he was stabbed in fight. Both may die.


Kid Lewis knocked Willie Moore cold in the first round, at New York. Moore had to be carried from the ring.

Boxer Ted "Kid" Lewis in fighting pose. By Unknown - Corbis Images Image #42-17652740, Public Domain,

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