Thursday, October 15, 2015

Today -100: October 15, 1915: Of repugnant work, yacht escapes, and suf profs

Following another zeppelin raid on London, a meeting demands reprisal raids on Germany. The motion was passed unanimously except for one call of No, by a man who was subsequently beaten with walking sticks. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle writes to the London Times supporting such reprisal raids, three for every attack by Germans on an open town in Britain. He admits that British airmen “would find such work repugnant,” but it’s the only way to stop the attacks.

Six (12, we’ll find out tomorrow) German officers interned in Norfolk, Virginia escape on a small yacht. The ship couldn’t possibly cross the Atlantic, which is presumably why they were given permission to buy it, so it’s not clear where they’ve gone.

The Daily Princetonian polls the Princeton faculty about the NJ women’s suffrage referendum. Of the professors who replied, 57 are for women’s suffrage, 33 opposed. There’s a breakdown by department, if anyone’s interested.

Princeton didn’t admit women until 1969.

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