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Monday, April 30, 2007
Open Line Friday Gets Tepid Response
The Front Page of the Holabird Advocate reprinted an Op-Ed from the Los Angles Times written by George McGovern. We had two anonymous responses to it. One of thanks for printing it, and the other who sent us this link: http://www.niger1.com/niger.html Check it out if you like, but remember that it is not necessarily representative of our view here at the Holabird Advocate. We also make no guarantee as to it's accuracy.
Coming soon to Prairie Deacon Media
With the DWU application almost certain for approval, and the "Independent" reality show coming upon us, two more websites will be under construction shortly. Prairie Deacon Media will be adding Facebook and Myspace to the organization, providing we can get the names and addresses we want.
Mary Jo Nemec has been trying to recruit our Publisher to Facebook for some time now. she should be tickled as a-well-a schoolgirl about this turn of events. We have discovered that 3 other people from Holabird have Myspace already. Erin Nemec is the one we know. The others must be from South Holabird. One may wonder what Holabird, with a population of 38 people, needs with 4 Myspace sites. As E.E. Hinkle might say, "Doesn't anyone talk on the phone no more?". We guess not!
Fatted Calf Pending
Someone at the come Hahn Inn Make Your Own Bed and Breakfast has stumbled across a recipe for something called Mock Prime Rib. It is tentatively being tried out at the Come Hahn Inn tonight. Our Publisher is waiting by the phone for his invitation. If he likes what he tastes, he'll try to get the recipe.
In other Goehring news Mary Hinkle may have to delay her fishing trip for a while. She was set to go today, but was reminded that both Harold Hinkle and Agnes Hahn both had appointments to see the eye doctor. All of us here at the Holabird Advocate hope that all four eyes check out 20/20 when the doctor dots them. Eyes are better dotted than crossed you know.
The Year 1907
I thought your paper would like to note some of the changes over the past Century.
The average life expectancy was 47 years. Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub. Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone. There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles Of paved roads. The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph. The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower! The average wage in 1907 was 22 cents per hour. The average worker made between $200 and $400 per year . A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, A dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year. More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME . Ninety percent of all 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 were:
1.Pneumonia and influenza
4. Heart disease
The American flag had 45 stars. 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 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? DUH! )
Eighteen percent of households had at least One full-time servant or domestic help. There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE ! U.S.A. !
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