Everything old is news again
 
 

INDEX
Look at the wide range of topics the book covers —

all over a hundred years old.


A

abortion: 117

academics: and sports 79; eligibility rules 82

actors: not examples of virtue 83

adoption: by single women 16

adventists: 128

air pollution: 44

airplane: 132

alcoholism: 119

Alger (Horatio): 108

alimony: 16

American Express: 49

animal fats: 2

animals: (see ʻpetsʼ)

antichrist: 127

anti-toxine: 53

antiques: sham 65

apocalyptic sects: 127; 128

aquaculture: 74

art appreciation: 83

assassinations: 90; President McKinley 97

“Atkinsʼ” diet: 3

automobile: amphibious 134

B

babies: abandoned 15; inner-city 44; skim milk 49

balding cure: 33

banking crisis: 48

bankruptcy: 48

Baptist: 123, 128, 129

Barnum (P.T.): 61

baseball: 21, 26, 28; gambling 26, 27, 62; leagues 26;

      umpires 26

battle of the sexes: 13

bed sores: 116

Bertillonage system: 101

“Betty Ford” clinic: 119

bicycles: 25

bi-focals: 36

billboards: too big 45

birds: feathers 71

Black Hundred: 90

Blagojevich (Rod): 93

Bloomingdale (E.W.): 48

blood types: 113

border patrol: 52

Boston tunnel: 131

boxing: 27

boycott: 50

bread: 4

“Brita” filter: 7

Burbank (Luther): 41

Burris (Roland): 93

business women: 54, 57

busing students: 79

butter: 2

butterine: 2

C

cadavers: 114

cancer treatments: 117; with radium 118

Cantor (Eddie): 3

capital punishment: 100, 101

carbohydrates: 3

carcinogen: 8

Catholic: (also see ʻpopeʼ) 117; 126, 127, 129

cats: 20

cemetery: for pets 20

censorship: 105; during war 107

Central America: USA influence 91

central vacuums: 41

charities: high administrative costs 65

cheese: 54

chicken: fried 2

children: 17, 18; playing 18, 21; teaching to read 108

China: westernized 91; “made-in-China” price 47

chiropractic practice: 117

Christmas: bonuses 49; regifting 55; Salvation Army 124

Chunnel: 132

churches: declining attendance 124; entertainment in

      churches 125; music 125

cigarettes: (also see ʻsmokingʼ) 37, 113; little white slaver

      113; coffin nails 113; devilʼs toothpick 113

city life: 39, 40; for poor 44; noise 44

civil rights: 96

clergy: 114; shortage 128; new preacher 129

climate change: 75

clothes: for animals 19

coal: 69, 72

Coca-Cola®: 9

cocaine: 9

cod fish: 74

codes and hidden meaning: 129

coffee: 1, 6, 9

Columbia University: 82

combines: 53

comet: to collide with earth 128

Consumersʼ League: 50

consumption and over-consumption: 68, 72

cost of living: 50

Cottolene: 2

credit: 48

cycling: 25

D

dairy: 40

dandruff: 36

“date rape” drug: 97

deforestation: 70

dentist: 5, 57, 59

desk job: 39

diabetics: 8

diets: 3, 10; too thin 10

dinner parties: 17

diphtheria: 53

discipline: children 17, 19, 78

divorce: 3, 13, 16; quick divorce 21

doctors: women 59

dogs: 19, 20

dolls: 18, mechanical 19

donuts: 3, 11

Dowie (John Alexander): 120

downer cattle: 4

drinking water: 5, 7

drug stores: 54-55, 57

drugs: ineffective 119; tampering 115

E

Ebstein diet: 3

education: fads 78

Eighteenth Amendment: 1

electric chair: 101

electrolysis: 32

endangered species: 71

endowments: tainted 82

English Channel: 132

English language: 110;

instructions on foreign

products 54

Enochites: 127

equal pay for equal work: 58

erectile dysfunction: 112, 113

European union: 47, 89

euthanasia: 114, 115, 116

eye chart: 37

F

fads: 36

faith healing: 127

fakes: relics 62

Fargo (William): 49

Fargo (James C.): 49

farming: 41

fashion: pain for fashionʼs sake 33; Paris 37

fast food: 3, 6, 11

FDA: 1, 8

fiction: 110

financiers: 48

finger-printing: 101

fishing: (see also ʻover-fishingʼ) 28; fish-farming 74

fixed incomes: 57

flooding: New Orleans 70

flossing: 5

food: inferior quality 49

food fads: 5, 9

football: 28, 79; on probation at Harvard 81

Ford (Henry): 113

forests: 68; deforestation 70; old growth 69, 72; renewable

      resource 69

Forrest Gump: 24

fortune-tellers: 58

free trade: 51

French fries: 41

fuel: (also see ʻpowerʼ) 72

fuel reserves: 69

furniture manufacturing: 70

G

gambling: 26, 27, 61, 62

garbage: disposal crisis 71; turning garbage into gasoline

      73

gasoline: from garbage 73

gems: 32

get rich quick: 55, 64

Gibbons (Cardinal): 126

Gibson girl: 10, 34

glaciers: melting 75

golf: 23, 25, 29

grandparents: 19

grass: 41

Greeley (Horace): 111

Gregorian chant: 123, 125

H

hair: dyeing 35; gray 33; removal 35; streaking 29; transplants

      36

hair growth products: 33, 37

handwriting: 111

hang glider 132

Harvard University: 28; football on probation 81

hazing: outlawed 80

high heels: 33

Himalayas: 110

historical novel: 108

Holmes (Oliver Wendell): 114

homeless: 43, 44

hospitals: beds to prevent bed sores 116; for pets 20

housing: boom 41, 42; rental 41; tenement 39, 44

hunger: 129

I

ice cubes: 9

imports: cheap 49; English instructions 54

“In God We Trust”: on coins 86

inflation: 49, 51, 57

insulin: 113

Irish roots: 86

insanity plea: 102

J

jail: 102; for street racing 134

James (Jesse): 108

“Jews for Jesus”: 126

John (of Kronstadt): 127

K

Kellogg: 10

Kickapoo medicine: 119

Kissinger (Henry): 13

knowledge for knowledgeʼs sake: 80

L

Lake Pontchartrain: 70

lawns: 41, 43

lawyers: in jail 102

life expectancy: 31, 118

literature: sex and violence 109

Litvinenko (Alexander): 90

living wage: 50

lobbyists: 88

Locomobile: 134

Lordʼs Prayer: 129

lotteries: 43, 62; scams 64

M

margarine: 2

Mark Twain: 77

marketing: 58

marriage: age 14; matrimonial bureau 64; proposals 14;

      reasons 15; unmarried 15, 16; and golf 29

Mason (Sergeant): 58

McAuley (Jerry and Maria): 44

meat inspectors: 4

medicine: 113; organ repair 113, 114

metric system: 56

Mexican workers: 52

milk: 40; skim 49

Miller (Louis): 90

Monday morning blues: 59

monopolies: (see ʻcombinesʼ)

Montgomery (John J.): 132

mortgages: 49

Mount Everest: 25

Muir (John): 72

music: too loud 41; in stores 58;

in church 125

N

NAFTA: 47

national parks: 72

New Orleans: flooding 70

New York Democratic politics: 92

New York subway: 131

newspapers: (also see ʻreportersʼ) 105, 111; big Sunday      

      edition 107; blamed for bad English 107; censorship 107

nickel-in-the-slot machines: 37, 63

Noahʼs diary: 62

novels: 14; historical 108

O

old-age: changing view 118; pensions 118

old-growth forests: 69, 72

Oliver Optic: 108

optician: 36, 37, 57

ostrich farm: 67

over-fishing: 74

P

Panama Canal: 91

peekaboo waists: 33

penicillin: 113

pets: 13, 19, 20; cemetery 20; hospital 20

phonographs: 41

photos: in forty seconds 37

pimple cure: 34

plagiarism: 81

Plant Patent Act: 41

plastic surgery: 116

play: children 18, 21

police: speed traps 99

police brutality: 98

political cartoon: 106

politics: conventions 89; crooked 92, 102; inconsistency 88;

      lobbyists 88; New York style 92; scandals 87, 91, 93

poodles: monogrammed 20

pope: possibility of “foreign” pope 123, 126

Pope Benedict XVI: 123, 126

Pope John Paul II: 123, 126

Pope Leo XIII: 126

Pope Pius X: 125

Popocatapel: 42

population: 75

potato: russet 41

power: solar 67

presidents: claiming Irish roots 86

press: (see ʻnewspapersʼ)

Princeton University: 28

probation: 1

Protestant: 117, 123, 124

public transportation: 135

purchasing power: 50

Q

Quay (Matthew Stanley): 93, 102

quick lunch: (see ʻfast foodʼ)

quinine: 55

R

race riots: 98

Rambler: 134

reading: 108

recycling: tires 72; garbage 73

reforestation: 69

refrigerators: 9

relaxation: 40

religion: freedom 123

renting: no loud music 41

reporters: lady 106; refuses to

reveal sources 106; turns

politician 106

revolver: “laser guided” 98

rowing: 81

rural life: 39, 40; rural schools

closing 79

Russian agents: 90

Rutgers: 80

S

saccharin: 8

salmon: over-fished 74

Salvation Army: 124

scams: 64

scandals: political 87

schools: 77; rural 79; busing students 79

Secret Service: 64

Senate: refuses to seat Governorʼs appointee 93

sewage: 7, 9

sex and violence: in literature 109

Sherlock Holmes: 108

shoes: 33

shop-lifting: 98

shrinking resources: 68

Sierra Club: 72

Sikhs: 92

single-parent families: 13

sinkers (donuts): 3

slang: 109

slot machines: (also see ʻgamblingʼ) 63

smoking: 119; banned 120; cigars 120; dangers 119, 120;

      dry smoke 120; second-hand

smoke 120

soft drinks: 9

solar power: 67

soup kitchens: 39, 43, 44, 49

space travel: 42

Spalding (A.G.): 26

sports: thrown games 27; and academics 79

speed bumps: 134

speed records: 133

speed traps: 99

Stanford University: 78, 79

STDs: 113

strap: 78, 80

straws: drinking 4

street cars: 18

street racing: 134

strike: 56

substitute teachers: 80

sugar: 8

suicide: 43

supply and demand: 53

sweat shops: 49; boycott 50

Sweet ʼN Low®: 8

Syrkin (Nachman): 90

T

tamper-proof packaging: 4

tattoos: 34

taxi drivers: 59

teachers: 58; substitutes 80

telegraph / hydro poles: 40

temperance movement: 1

terrorists: threat against Americans 89; cautious reaction 97

textbooks: new editions too frequent 79

Thanksgiving: 44

Tibet: 25

tipping: 56

tobacco: 113, 119

toothpicks: 4

trade unions: 50

train: 133

travel: in Europe on the cheap 133; world 135

travel writer: 110

travelerʼs checks: 49

truth in labeling: 63

Twenty-first Amendment: 1

typewriters: 111

typhoid: 7

U

umpires: 26

underground wires: 40

unemployment: 49

unions: 50

universities: rivalry 78; hazing outlawed 80; tainted 

      endowments 82

University of California: 78

V

vacuum: 41

vegetable oils: 2

vending machines: 6

veneers: 70

voting: dead men voting 87; machines 87

W

Waco, TX: strange religious beliefs 124

wages: roll-back 49, 50, 51; living wage 50

Waldorf-Astoria: 36

walking: 24

Wall Street: 48

Warszawiak (Hermann): 126

water: filtered 7; imported 7; protected 73

Wells (Henry): 49

Weston (Edward Payson): 24

White House: 48

women: as equals 14, 16; business 59; dentists 57, 59;

      doctors 59; dressing up 32; independent 14; taxi drivers

      59; teachers 58; unmarried 14; various professions 57

work: Monday mornings 59

Worldʼs Fair: 36

Wright Brothers: 132

X

x-rays: 117

Y

Yale University: 28

yellow journalism: 36

Z

zirconia diamonds: 32



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