Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Today -100: October 14, 1915: Of unselfish marriages, reserves, imposed responsibilities, and boy geniuses

A Rev. Ernest Houghton of Bristol, England starts a League for the Marrying of Broken Heroes. He says such marriages will be happier than normal marriages because they’ll be based on unselfishness. Well, unselfishness on the part of the woman, and that’s the important thing, I guess.

Greece refuses to come to Serbia’s aid against Bulgaria, denying that the 1911 Greek-Serb treaty applies here. Greece claims that “common interests demand that the Greek forces still be kept in reserve for a better use later.”

Gov. James Fielder of New Jersey (D) says that unlike Woodrow Wilson, he will vote against women’s suffrage next week “because I am very much opposed to imposing on women a responsibility which I feel certain a majority of women in the State do not seek.” Suffragists are alarmed to discover that the ballot are not numbered, making election fraud much easier.

Orville Wright sells the Wright Company. It is believed he will get $75,000 a year for the life of his patent, or $675,000, and $1.5 million for the company as a whole.

Norbert Wiener becomes a philosophy professor at Harvard at 19.

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