» On the Web: spokesman.com/topics/local-history
From our archives, 75 years ago
The vice president of the Fortnightly Study Club submitted the latest in a series of articles on the subject of dinner party etiquette.
The writer issued a stern and unbending edict: It is imperative that you make conversation with your neighbor at the dinner table.
Even if your neighbor is someone you had a “bitter quarrel” with, you must “give no outward sign of your repugnance” and “make a pretence” of talking together.
“You must,” she wrote. “That is all there is about it.”
These strict admonitions were carried on the newspaper’s editorial page, in a column titled, “Public Service Column.”
From the transportation beat: A United Air Lines representative said that the company was ready to launch “overnight air service” between Spokane and New York.
The trip, which presumably required multiple stops, meant that a passenger could leave Spokane in the evening and be in New York in time for dinner the next day.
Also on this date
(From the Associated Press)
1968: Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in Los Angeles’ Ambassador Hotel after claiming victory in California’s Democratic presidential primary. Gunman Sirhan Bishara Sirhan was immediately arrested.
sponsored Imagine your ideal work atmosphere.