Monday, February 22, 2016

Today -100: February 22, 1916: Of rubber plotters, somber garb, and colonial troops


Headline of the Day -100:


This is a scheme to smuggle rubber from the US to Germany.

Aren’t you glad I deleted my joke about not letting them pay by check because it would bounce?

Headline of the Day -100:  


The US clothes-dyestuffs industry is expanding, but not enough to make up for the drop in European imports.

The military correspondent of the London Times suggests that Britain and France need to use way more African and Indian troops. He doesn’t explain why Africans and Indians would care to fight to preserve the British Empire, but then it probably never occurred to him that they might not.


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