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Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago

Teachers in Kellogg were banned from public dances.


The school board said dancing would “set a bad example for children.” Also, the board said that “teachers are not as well-qualified to work the day following a dance.”

The board also issued a ban on “powder or paint” on girl students. They said makeup was not yet a huge problem in the Kellogg-Wardner schools, but that a few girls had appeared “with artificial beauty on their faces.”  

From the election beat: Spokane continued to be Teddy Roosevelt territory, according to an informal poll conducted at Natatorium Park.

The results were: Teddy Roosevelt, 52; Woodrow Wilson, 29; Eugene Debs (of the Socialist Party), 11; and William Howard Taft, 8.

One woman told the pollster that “all she cared for was to oppose her husband.” She canceled out his Roosevelt vote by voting for Taft.

Wilson would go on to nationwide victory in November 1912.

Also on this date

(From the Associated Press)

1485: England’s King Richard III was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field, effectively ending the War of the Roses. … 1932: The British Broadcasting Corp. conducted its first experimental television broadcast.

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