Saturday, September 08, 2018

Today -100: September 8, 1918: Of Junker trickery, gum, and dead Lenins

Headline of the Day -100: 

Oh no, not moderate ideas!

Novelist Gertrude Atherton writes to the NYT imploring Herbert Hoover to ban chewing gum from being sent to US soldiers in Europe. She fears that the French are already picking up the horrid habit.

“Travelers” arriving in Sweden from Moscow say Lenin is definitely dead.

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