YESTERYEAR: 109 YEARS AGO

first_img1910 FordMake sure you read all the statistics under the photo. Show this to your friends, children and/or grandchildren!The year is 1910, over one hundred years ago. What a difference a century makes! Here are some statistics for the Year 1910:****************************** *****The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.Fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only.Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour.The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year.A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, a dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME.Ninety percent of all Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as ‘substandard.’Sugar cost four cents a pound.Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.The five leading causes of death were:1. Pneumonia and influenza2, Tuberculosis3. Diarrhea4. Heart disease5. StrokeThe American flag had 45 stars.The population of Las Vegas Nevada was only 30!Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn’t been invented yet.There was no Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.Two out of every 10 adults couldn’t read or write and only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A.!I am now going to forward this to someone else without typing it myself.From there, it will be sent to others all over the WORLD… all in a matter of seconds!Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years. YESTERYEAR: 109 YEARS AGOBY RONALD RIECKENcenter_img FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Letter to Editor: MLK Ceremony Was an Inspiration

first_imgTo the Editor:On April 4, 1968, 63 days before his own assassination, Robert F. Kennedy announced the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at a rally in Indianapolis. He said, “Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago, ‘To tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.’”The Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration in our city Saturday was inspirational and made us proud to be year-round residents of Ocean City.The musical performances, scripture readings, messages and reflections were very moving and beautiful. The home-cooked soul food dinner afterwards was a wonderful time for fellowship and sharing.Dr. King dedicated his life to love, justice, peace, and non-violence. He died spreading this message. With the violence and terrorism in the world today, his words are more important than ever.Dave and Marie HayesOcean City, NJlast_img read more

“Ramos penalizes Correa”

first_imgHowever, the collegiate of AS and the SER, Iturralde González, did see this action as punishable. “That’s a penalty because Ramos lifts his right leg and knocks down Correa foolishly,” He explained in The Carousel. In the 22nd minute of the meeting, there was the first controversial play of the final of the Spanish Super Cup between Real Madrid and Atlético. It was starred by Sergio Ramos and Ángel Correa. By the 22nd minute, the Argentine striker tried to overcome the Madrid captain and he knocked him into the area. Sánchez Martínez said nothing. Nor did the VAR consider this action a penalty.last_img read more