Monthly Archives: August 2010

Thursday, September 26, 1935

“Old Bill” Suggests— A man driving an automobile in 1910 was roundly berated by two women because the machine, although driven slowly, frightened the staid horse attached to their buggy. “You have no business bringing those crazy machines around, scaring … Continue reading

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Thursday, July 19, 1935

“Old Bill” Suggests— Under a chill gray wind-swept sky, where gulls wheeled and dipped above white lines of thundering surf, two barefoot little boys stood on the hard-packed beach considering treasure trove. They had found a few yards of old … Continue reading

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Monday, July 15, 1935

“Old Bill” Suggests— When Lincoln Steffens was investigating political graft in Philadelphia in 1903, he found that the “gang” had brazenly and publicly given away a street railway franchise so enormously valuable that a newspaper, merely as an altruistic gesture, … Continue reading

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Friday, July 12, 1935

“Old Bill” Suggests— On Peary’s first polar expedition in 1891 an iceberg struck the rudder while he was steering and reversed the wheel so violently that the spokes broke his leg in two places, jamming and mangling it against the … Continue reading

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Undated

“Old Bill” Suggests— Then Job answered and said: “Let me shoot the works and then you can go ahead and razz me some more. How long do you want to have me on the pan, anyway? You bust me all … Continue reading

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Tuesday, May 21, 1935

“Old Bill” Suggests— In a German play, written by Gustav Freytag more than thirty years ago, Bolz humorously storms to his subeditor that, “There are so many things that happen, and so very many which don’t happen, that an honest … Continue reading

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Friday, May 17, 1935

“Old Bill” Suggests— When polished and suave Lord Chesterfield, in 1774, recommended to his son grace of manners as the most essential quality for a man of the world, he attained a fame that makes his name still a synonym … Continue reading

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