Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Today -100: January 25, 1923: Of ruhrs, wrong lynchings, and justices

A French court-martial fines 6 Ruhr industrial types for refusing French orders to deliver coal (but obeying German orders not to). Large fines, except for Felix Thyssen’s, ostensibly because he is only the son of the company owner, but probably because he looked like becoming a martyr (which also explains the fines instead of prison sentences). France plans to cut the Ruhr entirely off from unoccupied Germany. France would love to set up a buffer Rhine-Ruhr-Sahr state and is pumping in separatist propaganda, without stirring up much enthusiasm. The last US soldiers withdraw from the Rhine.

Headline of the Day -100:  

Don’t you hate it when that happens?

Pres. Harding nominates Edward Sanford to the Supreme Court, replacing Justice Mahlon Pitney, who retired after a stroke. This is his 4th Sup Court nomination.

An ad from the National Surety Company saying it paid off on a bank robbery reported in the paper just yesterday:

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