JANUARY 31:1874, the Jesse James gang robbed a train in Gads Hill, MO; 1927, NL president John Heydler ruled that Rogers Hornsby cannot hold stock in the St. Louis Cardinals and play for the Giants; 1928, Scotch tape was first marketed by the 3M Co.; 1934, President Roosevelt devalued the dollar in relation to gold at $35 per ounce; 1941, Joe Louis KO’ed Red Burman in 5 to become heavyweight boxing champ; 1950; President Truman approved the building of the hydrogen bomb; 1953, three teams retaliated at Bill Veeck forcing the St. Louis Browns to play afternoon games to avoid sharing TV revenues.
According to the Cardinal, since the 1960s, women have “feminized” the
church and have discouraged “manly” men from participating in clerical
life. The 66 year-old firebrand conservative, formerly of our town,
pointed to the introduction of altar girls as an example. He told
IrishCentral that serving mass is a “manly” job and argued that the
participation of women and girls in the church’s daily life has had a
chilling effect that has led to the drop in morale and priestly vocations.
WOMEN’S WEAR DISTRACTING LAWMAKERS? One lawmaker has called for “a good, modest and conservative dress code for women and men.” Mo. Rep. Stacey Newman: “To have that emphasis put back on what women are wearing is diminishing our contributions”. . .On high levels of pollution in the long-polluted Flint, Michigan River: “This could have been nipped in the bud before last summer” – Daniel Giammar, WashU environmental engineer. . .Charity Navigator: The Wounded Warrior project spends 60 percent of donations on veterans ($180 million) out of $300 million. The rest goes for lavish catered parties, 5-star vacation resorts, conferences and meetings. . .President Barrack Obama nominated for a member of the Supreme Court? That’s Hillary Clinton’s thought. . .Consumer alert: pickle juice and cheese brine are perfect for snow-melting.
INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY, JAN. 26
This day in 1945: the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Poland by the Russian Army, where 6 million Jews and 5 million non-Jews were murdered by the Third Reich.