Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Today -100: October 2, 1918: Soap costs less than medicine

Headline of the Day -100: 

The Susan B. Anthony Amendment gets 53 votes in the Senate (26 D’s, 27 R’s), with 31 opposed (21 D’s, 10 R’s), short of the necessary 2/3. John Williams (D-Mississippi) offered an amendment to enfranchise only white women (did he use the n–word? Yes he did), but this was defeated 61-22.

The NYT says everyone should now shut up about women’s suffrage for the duration of the war.

A large ad by the Colgate Company on p.10 of today’s NYT:

Naturally, the best form of prevention involves buying Colgate products. Remember, kids: Soap costs less than medicine.

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