Lewis Hines/Library of Congress
Original photo text: James Lequlla, newsboy, 12 years of age. Selling newspapers 3 years. Average earnings 50 cents per week. Selling newspapers own choice. Earnings not needed at home. Don't smoke. Visits saloons. Works 7 hours per day. Investigator, Edward F. Brown. Location: Wilmington, Delaware. May 1910
Here’s another post featuring news stories from the past that could be featured in today’s media and those that I found interesting.
All items appear exactly as they were published in the long-gone Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph, except for bracket passages I inserted for additional information or clarification. My scintillating commentary appears in italics.
Published Tuesday, April 25, 1932
Just as assaults are no stranger to the South Side today, the same held true in 1932
Beaten by Three,
Injured Man Says
Found dazed at South Eighteenth and Sarah streets early today, Stanley Rycknek, 23, of 159 South Eighteenth street, told police he had been beaten by three men. Rycknek was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital, where it was said he had suffered a probable fracture of the skull.
Published Wednesday, April 26, 1932
This teacher was instructing a student in more than reading, writing and ‘riithmetic
Wife Divorces Ex-Teacher
Judge George V. Moore today granted a divorce to Kathryn E. Hilty, Smithfield, Pa., school teacher, from Marlin E. Hilty, 35, former Latimer Junior High School instructor and Boy Scout leader.
Hilty was dismissed as a teacher after he had been held for court on charges brought by the parents of a 15-year-old North Side girls, a pupil in Hilty's classes.
Mrs. Hilty had testified she had employed detectives to follow her husband and that they had trailed him to the home of a girl called "Edna."
On another occasion she testified she returned home and found the bedroom disarranged and her photograph taken from the wall.
A highly charged atmosphere often surrounds athletes in many sports. Just see this story on a brawl between the Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants Friday and the following item.
Feuds Flare in Majors
NEW YORK (INS) -- Scrappy days are here again in the big leagues.
In line with the plea of [league] Presidents Heydler and Hartridge for more aggressiveness on the diamond, feuds are flaring in both circuits. Spikes were flying high, wide and handsome when the Yankees and Senators clashed at Washington yesterday. Heinie Manush threw cold steel at Frank Crosetti, Babe Ruth went into Joe Cronin like a runaway freight train, Ben Chapman bowled over Buddy Myer, and Manush took a flying leap at Lou Gehrig when there was no necessity for a slide.
In the National League Rogers Hornsby of the Cardinals is threatening to whip half the Chicago team, and Dick Bartell, of the Phillies, spiked Joe Judge of the Dodgers, roughed up Lefty O'Doul, of the same club, and bowled over Bill Terry, of the Giants, for a short count.
If hostilities continue, they'll have the boys wearing a fielder's glove on one hand and a boxing glove on the other.