Dallas Morning News" of November 22, 1963. Although it was the day he was assassinated, being a morning newspaper it obviously has no mention of the horrible event, but rather is focused on Kennedy's visit to the city. The headline reads: "Storm of Political Controversy Swirls Around Kennedy on Visit". At the bottom of the front page is a map of the: "Presidential Motorcade Route". It also includes the controversial full page notice by the: "The American Fact-Finding Committee" which is very critical of President Kennedy (see photos). This has become a rather well-know--and much desired--report in a period newspaper. Also of curious interest--and only to be found in a Dallas newspaper--are two inconspicuous advertisements to be found on facing pages inside. One is for the 'Texas" movie theater where Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested (trivia: he was watching the movie "War Is Hell": see photo) and the facing page has an advertisement for the "Carousel", the night club owned & operated by Jack Ruby (see). Because this issue had no reason to be saved, it is very rare today despite offering some great content relating to John F. Kennedy.
The "New York Journal American" newspaper of Nov. 22, 1963 did this "Extra" edition reporting Kennedy's assassination. Making this issue a bit of a curiosity is the photo which accompanies the headline, as it shows a smiling Lyndon B. Johnson, a laughing Mrs. Johnson, and a smiling Jackie Kennedy. The photo was almost assuredly planned to accompany another story about their visit to Dallas but that edition was interrupted to quickly produce this "Extra" with the breaking news of the assassination. The photo was not replaced in the haste of getting the edition on the streets, producing this rather bizarre photo/headline combination which gives the appearance of a joyful reaction to the news that JFK had been assassinated.November 4, 1863). There I found an article advertising a new theatre tragedy at Ford's Theatre entitled "The Robbers" written by a German author. What is most intriguing is find that a cast member that they are applauding is the son of Junius Brutus Booth, John Wilkes Booth "...probably as good an interpreter of its interpreter of its many intricate and difficult portions as could be desired... Mr. Booth will, as a matter of course, appear as Claude Melnotte, a character which he is admirably suited to sustain, both by personal and mental gifts... those desirous of witnessing the honest and sincere efforts of an aspiring young actor in all of the best acting tragedies should make their arrangements accordingly." It is hard to image his following appearance on April 14, 1865... ~The Traveler The New-York Observer (August 14, 1856) has a report which seems right out of a Hollywood Halloween-Thriller script (or crypt?). Was this a bogus story? Perhaps the blockbuster "Ghost" (1990) wasn't fiction after all. I'll save the "being married to a dead-beat" jokes for another post. The Omaha Daily Bee dated October 21, 1913. There I found a very interesting British lady had been detained at Ellis Island for the past three days, that being militant suffragist leader Emmeline Pankhurst. She had come to the States to do lecture engagements. "...It was difficult to imagine that the slightly built, gray haired little woman who stepped ashore from the ferry boat at the Battery was the same person that for several years had caused the British government so much trouble by reason of her militant tactics in behalf of woman suffrage or her incitation to militancy for the 'cause,'". It took President Wilson and the Secretary Wilson of the Department of Labor issuing an order of release to allow her admittance into the country. Did you ever think that you were irreplaceable on your job? A maid, Rose Bergenhammer, found this to be true. She was engaged to be wed and gave her employer, Mrs. Dwight, three weeks notice. Mrs. Dwight went to every employment agency and could not find anyone to take her place. When Rose tried to leave, Mrs. Dwight called the police and tried to have her fiance, Mr. Lee, arrested on attempted kidnapping charges. Rose must have been a fantastic maid! ~The Traveler Minneapolis Morning Star for June 30, 1942. At first glance it seems to state the obvious. However, upon further reflection, it might be interesting to explore the backstory as to the motivation behind his 1923 evaluation. Perhaps there is nothing here to uncover, but it makes one wonder. dated October 9, 1813). As Commodore Perry commenced battle on Lake Erie, he raised a flag with the infamous words "Don't give up the ship" on it. "...They speak of the battle as being one of the hottest ever fought..." (see below). In the report of the Battle on Lake Ontario, Commodore Chauncey references the news of the battle on Lake Erie. "...There is a report here, and generally believed, that Capt. Perry has captured the whole of the enemy's fleet on lake Erie. If this should prove true in all its details (and God grant that it may) he has immortalised himself and not disappointed the high expectations formed of his talents and bravery..." ~The Traveler