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Saturday, October 07, 2006
VOL. V Issue 10B
Publisher Getting Used to New Computer
There are still some things through trial and error that Holabird Advocate Publisher, Jerry Hinkle, has to find out for himself. But for the most part, everything is going alright so far. It will just take some getting used to.
The $64,000 Question
For some reason, people are curious about what Jerry Hinkle is going to study at DWU, should he get accepted. This is bewildering to all of us here at the Holabird Advocate, seeing as how Jerry had it printed on the Front Page of our little Newsblog.
Our Publisher should be careful about being so evasive. After all the $64,000 he will need for tuition will have to come from someplace. Perhaps he'd better come up with the $64,000 answer, and soon.
Jerry has decided that if he is, in fact, accepted into Dakota Wesleyan by Thanksgiving, he will re-announce his plans at the Come Hahn Inn at 3 pm that afternoon. Even if he isn't accepted he may let something slip. And people say he can't keep a secret.
1-14-1888, Geo. Bartlet sold his building to Quency Stark who will replace Geo. Bartlet as Postmaster.
4-21-1888, A Holstien cow gave birth to a 124 pound calf when it was four hours old.
11-17-1888, Cross Hotel had a good dance last week.
THE YEAR 1906
It will boggle your mind! The year is 1906. One hundred years ago. What a difference a century makes! Here are some of the U.S. statistics for the Year 1906:
The average life expectancy in the U.S. was 47 years old.
Only 14 percent of the homes in the U.S. had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
A three-minute call from Denver to New York City cost eleven dollars.
There were only 8,000 cars in the U.S., and only 144 miles of paved roads.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, and Tennessee were each more heavily populated than California. With a mere 1.4 million people, California was only the 21st most populous state in the Union. The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!
The average wage in the U.S. was 22 Cents per hour.
The average U.S. worker made between $200 and $400 per year.
A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, a dentist made $2,500 per year, a veterinarian $1,500 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
More than 95 percent of all births in the U.S. took place at HOME.
Ninety percent of all U.S. doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION! Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as "substandard."
Sugar cost four cents a pound. Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen. Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used borax or egg yolks for shampoo. Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.
Five leading causes of death in the U.S. were: 1. Pneumonia and influenza 2. Tuberculosis 3. Diarrhea 4. Heart disease 5. Stroke
The American flag had 45 stars. Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii, and Alaska hadn't been admitted to the Union yet. The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was only 30!!!! Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and ice tea hadn't been invented yet.
There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
Two out of every 10 U.S. adults couldn't read or write.
Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores. Back then pharmacists said, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian
of health." ( Shocking? )
There were about 230 reported Murders in the ENTIRE U.S. A. !
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