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Jim Kershner’s this day in history

SUNDAY, FEB. 24, 2013

From our archives, 100 years ago

In 1913, the newspaper regularly provided synopses of the sermons in area churches.

Readers learned that the Rev. Henry Brown of First Methodist Episcopal Church did not care for socialism, which he said was a form of “foreign agitation.”

He said the socialists wanted to throw away the Constitution and “tear down the stars and stripes and run up the red flag.”

Readers also learned that the Rev. G.R. Cairns of Central Baptist Church railed against the love of money. He said an unbridled lust for money under the guise of business “treads upon the liberties of others” and leads to oppression.

From the classified section: People advertising in the “Situations Wanted” section of the classified ads were not shy about advertising their ethnicity.

Here are a few:

“German wants position at handling horses on ranch.”

“A good Japanese boy wishes work for office, store, bar, porter or elevator boy.”

“A reliable colored man would like to have any kind of work.”

“A Japanese schoolboy wants work for room and board only.”

Also on this date

(From the Associated Press)

1582: Pope Gregory XIII issued a papal bull, or edict, outlining his calendar reforms. (The Gregorian Calendar is the calendar in general use today.)



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