It makes sense, given the lack of paved roads a the time, but pollution problems have gotten more serious since 1908.
Monday, March 19, 2018
Monday, January 18, 2016
FDR died on 12 April 1945. His death gave temporary hope to the Nazis. Pehaps his death would mean the collapse of the Allied coalition. Here is what the Neue Warte am Inn (Braunau am Inn — Hitler’s birthplace) wrote on 18 April 1945 in one of its last issues.
Roosevelt, the Person Mainly Responsible for the War, Dies
The North American President Roosevelt died suddenly Thursday at his country home in Warm Springs at the age of 63. The cause was a cerebral hemorrhage. Vice President Harry Truman assumed the office of USA president according to the constitution and has already been sworn in. He said that he would try to carry out his offices as Roosevelt would have done. The war will be carried out on both fronts with full energy to its successful conclusion. Roosevelt was buried Sunday morning in Hyde Park. The news of Roosevelt’s death caused alarm in America and England. The United Press said the death of the president was like a lost battle.
One of the greatest war criminals and political swindlers in world history has passed away. At the end of March Roosevelt ordered his cabinet and USA diplomatic representatives to prepare for the coming victory in Europe. Cabinet members were not to leave Washington. Now Roosevelt himself, who thought himself near the triumph of his life, has had to leave his post. He was the true cause of this terrible war. He began rearming the USA in 1933 and opposed the successes of the Munich Agreement in 1938. He promised American mothers that young American soldiers would not bleed in foreign wars. He quickly broke that promise. He lied to the American people by saying Germany wanted to conquer America. Roosevelt supported England in starting this war over the Polish question and he encouraged the Putschists in Belgrade to unleash the Balkans war. Although he always claimed the USA was neutral, he ordered that German submarines be attacked. Roosevelt also belonged to the vultures who profitted from German stocks as a a result of the dictate of Versailles. The profiteers he lead persuaded American savers to speculate with German bonds. Roosevelt earned millions after Germany’s collapse from the money of small American savers.
We are filled with satisfaction at the death of the war criminal and Jewish lackey Roosevelt. We see it as God’s punishment, which lets us believe that the war that Roosevelt incited will find a just conclusion. Roosevelt died just as he was imagining victory. It reminds us of the divine providence of 20 July last year, when death stood all around the Führer and reaped its harvest. Roosevelt’s great counterpart was saved by a miracle. He is the only person who can guarantee that this war waged by the Jews, plutocrats, and Bolshevists will end as it must if history is to have any meaning. If we compare 20 July 1944 with 12 April 1945, we gain the strength that will give us the faith to move mountains.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor caught the United States by surprise — and also resulted in all sorts of wild rumors. On December 8, 1941, for example, the Associated Press reported a large Japanese force of bombers attempted to bomb San Francisco.
There was no foundation to the story — but in the shock that followed Pearl Harbor it seemed plausible to Americans.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
When Mark Twain died on 21 April 1910, the nation’s newspapers ran long obituaries. Today I include the front-page cartoon and the major part of the obituary from The Spokesman-Review (Spokane), Clicking on the image will bring up a larger version.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Saturday, August 25, 2012
During World War I school districts around the country stopped teaching German, “the language of the kaiser.” This article from the 5 January 1918 issue of the Arcadia Journal (near Los Angeles) reports one such action. Textbooks were “interned for the period of the war.”
Elsewhere cities with German names found new ones.