Saturday, January 28, 2023

Today -100: January 28, 1923: I do not want any monkey business

France surrounds the Ruhr with customs posts so as to tax exports into Germany proper. German propaganda says France plans to tax food going into the Ruhr, France denies it. The railroad strike continues.

Remember how Bavaria declared martial law to stop Hitler holding a rally? I believe that was <checks notes> yesterday. Without actually lifting martial law, the Bavarian government now decides to allow not one but six Nazi rallies in Munich, after entreaties from Gen. Ludendorff, Crown Prince Ruprecht, etc. (the AP counts 12 meetings). Hitler “expressed the belief that the Ruhr invasion would stimulate German unification.”

Captain J.K. Skipwith, Exalted Cyclops of the Morehouse Klan, says he has promised Attorney Gen. Adolphe Coco, on his word as a Southern gentleman, to keep down the turmoil in Morehouse Parish. Until the Grand Jury convenes in March, anyway. So he issues this order: “so far as I am concerned I do not want any monkey business.” He claims one of the two murdered men is actually still alive, somewhere.

A Chicago fireman is fighting his suspension for being a member of the KKK.

The stove French serial killer Henri Landru used to burn up the bodies of his victims is sold at auction for 4,200 francs, which is the equivalent of some money. A store (what sort of store is unspecified) plans to put it in its window. Wonder where it is now.

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