Headlines from the past
As one does research reading through the old periodicals such as the back issues of the Bureau County Republican, the Bureau County Tribune and the Bureau County Record, certain articles of yesteryear catch this writer’s eye. Here are a few stories one might find humorous, amazing and just downright silly. Check these out.
Bureau County Republican, Aug. 8, 1912, “Mashers Must Quit.” Many a prominent woman of the city of Princeton have complained about “mashers” who are quite bold. The male flirts stand on street corners at night and ogle and insult unescorted women. This has become more of an issue in the year of 1912 than in previous years and will no longer be tolerated according to a decree issued by Chief of Police George Prior. The mashers have been so bold as to drag women into their carriages or automobiles for a ride in the country. Within the last week, three young men were arrested and fined for the act of mashing.
Bureau County Republican, Aug. 22, 191, “Sheffield Girl Routs A Masher.” A Sheffield girl was quite annoyed when a male suitor was persistent in his efforts to walk her home. Her reply was a swift right swing which connected with his jaw. She then proceeded without further incident.
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