Monday, 20 June 2011

Shorts from 50's America.

Des Moines Register, 20 September 1957:  East Hampton, Conn.  (AP) - A search of Lake Pocotopaug for a reported drowning victim was called off here Tuesday when it was realized that one of the volunteers helping the search, Robert Hausman, 23, of East Hampton, was the person being sought.

Time magazine, 10 December 1951: In Detroit, Mrs Dorothy Van Dorn, suing for divorce, complained that her husband 1) put all their food in the freezer, 2) kept the freezer locked, 3) made her pay for any food she  ate and 4) charged her the 3% Michigan sales tax

Des Moines Register, 6 February 1955:  Springfield Ill.   (AP) - The State Senate of Illinois yesterday disbanded its Committee on Efficiency and Economy 'for reasons of efficiency and economy'

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