Archive for Friday, June 20, 2008

Old Home Town - 100 years ago

June 20, 2008


From the Lawrence Daily World for June 20, 1908: "The Republican National Convention in Chicago has named Congressman James S. Sherman of Utica, N.Y., as the vice presidential candidate on the ticket with William Howard Taft. There was but one ballot for both the vice president and president nominations. Taft today resigned as secretary of war to accept the presidential nomination. : Attention is being paid to the diets of telephone operators during extra long hours on the job, when they must be alert, quick and courteous. Officials say many of them are not eating healthily enough and that efforts are vital to provide food that can rebuild wasted brain and nerve cells they might lose when they work so hard. : The World went to press an hour late last night but when it was issued it contained the only report printed in Lawrence of the results of the Republican National Convention in Chicago. Taft and Sherman seem like good choices."


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