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April 2, 1908

April 2, 2008 |  6:29 am


Above, the tars of the Great White Fleet are fed up with the same old songs. I'm not sure about "I'm Afraid to Go Home in the Dark," but I did find a song titled "I Used to Be Afraid to Go Home in the Dark. And what's this? "You've Heard of Hiawatha" at Indiana University's sheet music collections. Of course, it's a model of multiculturalism.


Below, a crowd of unemployed men in the council chambers applauds as the city approves hiring 80 men for 20 days to work for the street department ... The council also approves a law making it illegal for bicyclists to hitch a free ride by grabbing hold of a streetcar or automobile ... A man is granted a divorce after testifying that he has made his own breakfast and lunch for years and that although his wife cooks his dinner, she refuses to sit at the table with him while he eats it ... And a judge rules against a motorist who was fined for not having a license plate on his car and claims that the law is biased because motorcycles don't need to carry license plates.


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