THE ROARING TWENTIES
Letters To The Editor Sir --- Not wanting to appear savage, but I am completely and utterly outraged with this whole ‘Scopes Trial’ fiasco. As an American woman, mother, and wife, I strive to live a life filled with etiquette and keep a simple environment in my home. This refers to the anger I have with the idea of some preposterous science teacher, John Scopes, filling children’s heads with ludicrous ideas of evolution, challenging the faith and religion that parents work so hard so build in their home. I back William Jennings Bryan up 100 percent, and this Clarence Darrow fellow is quite the fool for speaking for Scopes. I’m glad Bryan’s arguing the prosecution, for I am a fundamentalist and I agree to it that the word of God in the bible shall over ride or over rule all silly thoughts or antics of this so called evolution. Darrow is simply a buffoon for backing this loon up, and as is this Scopes character. I hear the World Christian Fundamental Association sent William Jennings Bryan and right they were in doing so; we need a literal interpretation of the bible, or God’s word. Challenging the Lord’s word to fill children’s heads with crackpot theories is beyond preposterous, and for that man to walk free due to a technicality just boils my blood. I saw no flaws within Bryan’s investigation during declaring and testing the truth of evolution. A $100 fee for being found and convicted guilty of this crime? Unbelievable. Sincerely, Mary-Anne from Tennessee
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Rise In Consumer Goods Redefines the Working American Citizen Refrigerators, vacuum's, radios, latest greatest perfumes, model-t automobiles, and electric irons. These are just some of the consumer goods sprouting up and flourishing with sky rocketing sales. Once a luxury item to the common citizen is now becoming a basic necessity.
products. More than half the women said that they have been affected by the ads, and went out of their way to buy the products to feel better about themselves. When I asked them about the effectiveness of the ads, they answered
This was achieved by the mass marketing
that they strongly agreed the power of
of these goods making life for the
conformity. Not only do the ads for
American citizen easier and carefree. By
beauty products affect the women, but
the total national production increasing
also ads showcasing cars and
by 34%, between 1922 and 1929, resulted
wristwatches, even cigarette lighters, were
in influenced consumerism. The reason
a huge target for men. "Owning a car was
for increased spending from the working
one of the best feelings in the world,â€? tells
class was the want for latest newest
Cecile Martin of Michigan. Not only do
technology-even if it came to vanity
cars get you places, but they make the
products benefiting young girls to older
thriving business world flourish with new
women. Ads littered the storefronts, as
opportunities. With more disposable
well as peoples mindsets. Women have
income comes more spending resulting in
said to be deceived by the social media
circular flow of money. Spending for the
that they need certain types of soaps or
present was preferable for saving for the
perfumes to be "beautiful" or "wanted" by
future. Is the main motto big business
a man. So this ad technique was very
men go off of these days? It's a bunch of
effective when it came to selling cheap
bologna if ya ask me; tricking people into
and affordable products that reeled in the
thinking they need things when in reality
big money. As a journalist I made my way
itâ€™s a waist of their hard earned money.
around different shopping facilities asking
But not all goods are in my eyes. I would
random samples of women how they feel
love to invest in a nice refrigerator! But as
about ads concerning vanity and beauty
I look at the world around me, I'm
beginning to notice the consumerism mannerisms of crazed flappers buying every darn perfume sold at the store. Indeed goods and resources has become a huge part in the lives of American and - Marissa Mills
will continue to change and ever grow and evolve with time. Life for the American people has become more efficient and easy going for virtually everyone who is willing to spend the extra bucks. I can vogue for that.
Entertainment Today Movies! The entertainment of the future is here! Moving pictures that tell a story, but lack color and sound. There are currently five major studios today consisting of
Warner Bros., Famous Players-Lasky, RKO, MetroGoldwyn-Mayer, and 20th Century Pictures!
This is the entertainment of a new age! Something more
exciting than to sit at home and read the paper. Going on a date but need somewhere to go? Take that pretty lass to the movies! Another new form of entertainment today is the radio! Listen to catchy tunes all day long and enjoy the day! But thatâ€™s not all theyâ€™re good for! No longer will you need to send an old fashioned crier to get news out to someone far away, why as long as they have a radio you can send your message to the world!
These are new times with new technology folks, get with it!
Communist Radicals bombed Wall Street.
Political cartoon that stated striking would only help the spread of anarchy.
Â Â For utter excitement, it would be difficult to find a more captivating story than the one being told here. The 1920s may be famed for its economic strength before the crash, prohibition, and the Jazz Age. Nevertheless, a darker side existed. There have been few moments where America has experienced teeming fear and fiery hysteria such as the Red Scare. There stood various radical groups who wanted extreme change. Communists, socialists, anarchists, all strived for a change in the political
structure and anticipated on promoting anarchy. The first Red Scare reached a climax on June 2, 1919, on this day eight bombs went off within the same hour. During 1919 and 1920 radical groups delivered a series of bombs to officials homes and offices. In 1919 Attorney Generals house was bombed. Then in 1920 a massive bomb injured and killed many people on Wall Street, the symbolic center of capitalism. These actions made Americans fearful resulting in public mania.
In response, Attorney Mitchell General organized attacks on foreigners and radicals to eliminate all â€œRedsâ€?. The attorney enforced in undertaking palmer raids, which give the FBI full control to raid private residences, hold subjects without formal charges, and set bail at abnormally high prices keeping suspects jailed. Attorney General convinced America that the raids would help purify and restore peace, protecting its citizens from political radicals.
‘Nuff Said’ Performs Live at Cotton Club; Draws Crowds From Miles Around! Duke Ellington, lead singer of band 'Nuff Said' brought a sense of musical excitement to the city of Harlem on February 3rd. It was a cold night, but that did not dampen the spirits of everyone out on the town! It was sure a night no cultured man or women could pass up!
looked around, and responded with "the blues". Across the block, notes of the Deep South echoed off buildings walls. A man, who almost seemed homeless, clad in tattered clothes cried out lyrics in a melancholy tune. His singing wavered
The band’s talent and style stood out among the young crowds, and attracted artistic individuals seeking a good ole time. Their performances revitalized the city of Harlem and splashed life and energy back into the black community. Pride of African American culture was apparent in the community, and seemed to leak into the customs of visiting cultures. Energy was contagious throughout the city that night. Public displays of art, street performers, and dancers lined the streets. To the right there pose an elegant French woman getting her picture sketched by an artist who might have been living out of town. When I asked the man about his profession, he told me that he was a traveling artist. Visiting different cities along his journey, he made a buck here and there. When I had asked what brought him to New York; he smiled,
and faded, but was harmoniously telling a story of his past-his roots. He wore his history like a map on his face with every wrinkle; he sat and played his heart out. People passed by, observing him in wonder. Only once in a while, a couple would stop to listen to his weary blues. As the sun started to set, his melodious cries faded along with the light. Continuing sight seeing along the city, the muffled screams and laughter filled up the air. More people started appearing throughout the area, accidentally leaving behind traces of them. Handkerchiefs, cigar butts, and even abandoned lipstick applicators decorated the pavement. I knew by the sudden influx of people, a concert was about to begin. Of course I knew this already, but the excitement had just hit me like a ton of bricks. Making my way to the nightclub smack dab in the middle of Harlem, the buzzing blinking
sign read "Cotton Club" in bright red
morning of my life, in the morning, in the
cursive. As the line wrapping around the
morning…" sung by Duke Ellington
nightclub grew, anticipation followed the
himself. They were a hit, while people
same trend. Talk of 'Nuff Said' and their
crowded around the bars socializing and
appearance in the city had been floating
puffing on their cancer sticks. It was a
around and with the demand in Jazz style
sophisticated marvel, as shades of blue
music, the city's natives and visitors were
and red reflected off the walls. The light
eager to get in and have a good time.
show outlined glittery silhouettes of
Women were dressed in extravagant
dresses that scattered the room. Men had
dresses that crossed the lines of modern
their arms around their gals like trophy
fashions. Majestic feathers sat upon their
prizes and the positive energy was
hats, and the smell of sour smoke filled
my lungs. The doors opened and rhythmic African drumbeats seemed to bounce of the walls of the club, while stomps and hoots of dancers shook the floor. Approaching the club, I couldn't help but realize the scarcity of blacks -the very people who gave character to this city. After entering the building, my spirit seemed to be lifted as the happy tunes sang "It is the morning of my life, it is the
The club was pulsing with cultural experimentalist. The crowd seemed to be alive and open to new things. With each song the band played the mood changedwhich was a wonder to see how much music affects the people of Harlem. Nevertheless it was a successful night for both club owners and 'Nuff Said'. I rate the overall experience 5 stars, and anyone seeking a breath of fresh air, to hastily visit Cotton Club for a live show and a good time.
SACCO-‐VANZETTI TRIAL ENDS IN EXECUTION FOR BOTH MEN
BOSTON, Mass., August 23 -‐-‐-‐ Earlier this morning two Italian immigrants, Ferdinando Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, were executed for the convicted murders of two men during a robbery in South Braintree, Massachusetts seven years ago, in 1920. In the afternoon of April 15th 1920, the two men supposedly murdered Fredrick Parmenter and Alessandro Beradelli, the paymaster and security guard of the Slater-‐Morrill Shoe Company factory in Braintree. This raised police suspicions to turn on local Italian anarchists, regarding also a former robbery of another shoe factory on December 24th 1919 in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. The two immigrants were followers of Luigi Galleani, who advocated bombing and assassination in favor of revolutionary violence. Connecting the activities of the Galleani’s anarchist movement, the police put two and two together, convicting Sacco and Vanzetti, believing the robbery/murders were motivated by the need to finance more bombs. When the two men showed up to a garage to retrieve the car that was believed to be the get away car involved in the murder, suspicions really were rising. After picking up the suspected getaway car, Sacco and Vanzetti fled the scene, but were arrested a short time after. When captured, both men claimed to not have a gun on them, but upon further inspection were found to be holding loaded pistols. The two men denied any connection to anarchists though during questioning. Along with the murders, Vanzetti was charged $15, 776.73 from the company. Vanzetti was also the only one tried and convicted for the attempted murder and robbery that took place on December 24th in Bridgerwater. This trial began on June 22nd 1920, and different witnesses were brought into the stand to identify Vanzetti as the attempted murderer/robber. They all put him at the scene of the crime, indicated by his moustache. On July 1, 1920 the judge returned guilty verdicts on both counts of attempted murder and attempted robbery on Vanzetti. On August 16 1920, the judge sentenced Vanzetti 12-‐15 years in prison for the attempted crimes. Following on to the second
trial, both men were then tried in Dedham, Massachusetts for the Braintree murders and robbery. Both had alibis for where they were
Sacco and Vanzetti await execution
at the time of the murder and robbery that were backed by witnesses. The jury delivered back guilty charges after three hours of discussion and groveling. Both men were tried and convicted for the Braintree murders and robbery. Supporters claimed that Sacco and Vanzetti were found guilty for their anarchist views played a huge role on the jury’s decision. Quoting presiding judge Webster Thayer, “Did you see what I did to those anarchist bastards?”. Along with this trial, there were two appeals to the Supreme Judicial Court, a confession from an ex-‐convict stating he committed the Braintree murders, and two motions for a new trial, but in the end the judge’s final decision was death by electric chair for first degree murder and capital crime unless the defense could find new evidence. Upon walking to the electric chair, before Sacco was executed his only words were, “Farewell mother.” Vanzetti thanked the guards for their kindness, shook their hands politely and read a statement claiming his innocence, then went on to say, “I wish to forgive some people for what they are now doing to me.” There is said to be a funeral in Boston’s North End following after today.
Ask Al Dear Al,
My husband used to be a heavy drinker and come home to beat me every night.
Recently he has stopped going to the bars but he somehow continues to get drunk. How is he still acquiring alcohol, and how can I make it stop? Sincerely,
Black-eye Dear Black-eye, Your husband maybe something called a “moonshiner” which is someone who makes
moonshine, which is very potent liquor. It is also illegal to even make. If you want him
to stop you could either threaten him that you know, or just go straight to the police? I hope this helped. Sincerely, Al
Recently alcohol has become illegal, but my brother-in-law still seems to get ahold of it somehow. He’s a dead beet drunk and it’s a huge issue to the family. Help! Sincerely,
Concerned Family Dear Concerned Family, Your loved one maybe taking part in something called “bootlegging” which is illegal
trafficking of alcohol. So he is buying it from somebody illegally which is dangerous
during these times of prohibition. You need to let him become aware of the danger he’s in before it is too late! Sincerely, Al
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