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  • WI: Record Rat Hunt in Wisconsin in 1957

    05/27/2016 10:38:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 40 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image of rattus norvegicus from youtube A close friend and mentor revealed details of a world record rat hunt that he accomplished in 1957.  It was casually mentioned, but as I showed interest, the details were clear and extraordinary.  In the 1950's, dumps were unregulated in Wisconsin.  It wasn't until the 1970's that sanitary regulations and increased affluence led to the end of dumps as breeding grounds for rats and other vermin.  Hunting rats at dumps was a common pastime.  I shot rats at dumps into the early 1970's. It helped keep the rat population down and increased hunting and...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Istanbul"(1957)

    01/18/2015 12:02:27 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1957 | Joseph Pevney
  • Man Buys Pickup for $75, Drives It for 38 Years Plus

    01/04/2015 4:53:02 PM PST · by upbeat5 · 135 replies
    Yahoo.Autos ^ | January 4, 2015 | Keith Griffin
    Normally when you buy a pickup you worry about things like depreciation, operating costs, and how long the truck is going to last. Not this guy — he more than got his moneys worth with this one. Back in 1976 when Bob Sportel was 24 he bought a used, rusting 1957 half-ton Chevy pickup for $75 because he needed a way to get to work. He just retired from his job after 38 years — driving the same truck. According to KARE-TV in Minnesota, Sportel originally tried to buy the truck for $50. His only “extravagance” as he puts it...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Witness for the Prosecution"(1957)

    01/12/2014 11:48:48 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 44 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1957 | Billy Wilder
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Night Passage" (1957)

    10/07/2012 1:55:18 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1957 | James Neilson The pick for this week's feature is "Night Passage". This 1957 western features decorated WWII vets and patriots Jimmy Stewart and Audie Murphy as brothers on the opposite sides of the law. I miss patriotic, pro-American actors like Stewart and Murphy. Also features, Hugh Beaumont(a/k/a Ward Cleaver, one of TV's best on-screen dads) as a railroad tycoon.
  • School 1957 vs 2011

    08/23/2012 3:16:04 PM PDT · by xp38 · 23 replies
    unknown | 2011 | unknown
    From Australia but it translates well to the US. Uni is short for university. Ute is a pickup truck. Scenario : Jack goes rabbit shooting before school, pulls into school parking lot with rifle in gun rack. 1957 - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's rifle, goes to his car and gets his rifle & chats with Jack about guns. 2011 - School goes into lock down, Tactical Response called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his ute or gun again.. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers. Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fistfight...
  • Watch- The Magic of Inflation: What $5.62 Bought in 1962

    07/24/2011 10:26:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies ^ | 7/24/11 | tvdays
    Ah yes, life is so much better under the Obama economy now.
  • Time Capsule: Mike Wallace hammers Margaret Sanger in 1957 interview

    12/03/2010 4:23:28 PM PST · by wagglebee · 32 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/3/10 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
      Mike Wallace interviews Margaret Sanger. December 3, 2010 ( - In 1957, an aging Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood and the international birth control movement, agreed to an interview with CBS News’ Mike Wallace. In stark contrast with the sympathetic reception Sanger could expect to receive today in a network television interview, Wallace hammered Sanger with difficult questions and caught her in contradictions, while Sanger squirmed, fidgeted, and denied statements she had made only a week earlier in pre-interview discussions with CBS staff.This fascinating and sometimes chilling interview with Sanger can be found at the website of the...
  • US midterms: essential reading for the budding Tea Party activist

    10/25/2010 10:39:07 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 18 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/25/2010 | Alex Spillius
    A cult 1957 novel that foresees a dystopian United States where the government seizes control has become required reading for conservatives and Tea Party activists. Sales of Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, the Russian-American philosopher and writer, have soared as fears have grown among Right-wingers that Barack Obama is driving the country towards European-style socialism. Sales in 2009 were 500,000+. Ayn Rand (1905-1982) Russian born and educated author of popular novels, espoused her philosophy of Objectivism, an extreme individualism. Her best known novels are We, the Living, (1936), The Fountainhead (1943), and Atlas Shrugged (1957). Leading conservative figures such as...
  • The 27th Day - Cold War science fiction film

    05/02/2010 1:35:46 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies · 818+ views
    The 27th Day is a 1957 Cold War science fiction B-movie. However, don’t let the B-movie label turn you off. I think it’s quite good. It features an intelligent script and good acting. It's difficult to find it on Region 1 DVD. However, it has recently been uploaded to YouTube. I don’t know how long it will be there before it gets yanked, so you may wish to download it. The screenplay is by John Mantley, who adapted it from his novel. It stars Gene Barry. The actor with the great voice who plays the alien is Arnold Moss. He...
  • Deadly Flu Strain Shipped Worldwide

    04/12/2005 10:17:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 62 replies · 1,498+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 13, 2005 | Rob Stein and Shankar Vedantam
    Officials Race to Destroy Samples A dangerous strain of the flu virus that caused a worldwide pandemic in 1957 was sent to thousands of laboratories in the United States and around the world, triggering a frantic effort to destroy the samples to prevent an outbreak, health officials revealed yesterday. Because the virus is easily transmitted from person to person and many people have no immunity to it, the discovery has raised alarm that it could cause another deadly pandemic if a laboratory worker became infected, officials said. As a result, health authorities were urgently working to make sure all samples...
  • NEGROES WITH GUNS - The story of how the 2nd Amendment prevented bloodshed in the 60's.

    09/03/2002 6:36:27 PM PDT · by vannrox · 61 replies · 1,969+ views
    Black Man with a Gun ^ | 12/29/01 12:22:27 | Dr. Michael S. Brown of Vancouver, WA
    FROM:Dr. Michael S. Brown of Vancouver, WA TOPIC:"NEGROES WITH GUNS" 12/29/01 12:22:27 The year was 1957. Monroe, North Carolina, was a rigidly segregated town where all levels of white society and government were dedicated to preserving the racial status quo. Blacks who dared to speak out were subject to brutal, sadistic violence. It was common practice for convoys of Ku Klux Klan members to drive through black neighborhoods shooting in all directions. A black physician who owned a nice brick house on a main road was a frequent target of racist anger. In the summer of 1957, a Klan...
  • Obama is a Generation Jones, not Boomer or Xer

    02/03/2008 8:44:02 PM PST · by Linda is Watching · 53 replies · 977+ views
    Newsweek ^ | February 11, 2008 | Jonathan Alter
    A generational struggle is underway. What's so unusual is it's taking place within a single generation [Obama] represents a new generation of leadership, even though technically he's part of the same generation as Hillary, the baby boomers. Here's where it gets a bit complicated. This tussle pits an Early Boomer vs. a Late Boomer, and the two cohorts have little in common... In the case of boomers—those born between 1946 and 1964—the whole frame is wrong. It's based on birthrates, not common cultural and political affinities... Worse, the Early Boomer sensibility gets all the attention. Five decades of newsmagazine boomer...
  • This Year In History: Judicial Power (The Little Rock Crisis-1957)

    10/05/2007 6:54:06 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 120+ views
    10/5/07 | Self
    After getting the Supreme Court of Earl Warren on its side, the NAACP legal team rolled from victory to victory including changing the bus seating rules in Montgomery, Alabama and integrating Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Martin Luther King was embarking on an economic boycott and civil disobedience path while the NAACP would continue its efforts in the federal court system to integrate southern educational institutions including the Meredith vs. Fair case involving the University of Mississippi. President Eisenhower and the GOP hoped that their intervention in the Little Rock case would keep northern black votes in the...
  • High-tech culture of Silicon Valley originally formed around radio

    09/30/2007 9:52:28 AM PDT · by Reeses · 19 replies · 146+ views
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sunday, September 30, 2007 | Tom Abate, Chronicle Staff Writer
    They weren't out to make history, the eight young engineers who met secretly with investor Arthur Rock 50 years ago to form Silicon Valley's ancestral chip company, Fairchild Semiconductor. The men, among them future Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, mainly wanted to escape their brilliant but batty boss, William Shockley, who had just shared the 1956 Nobel Prize in physics for his role in the invention of the transistor. Shockley, who had started a company in Mountain View in 1955 to commercialize this breakthrough, had bullied and browbeaten his young engineering staff, whose numbers included future venture capitalist Eugene Kleiner, at...
  • Today In History:Judicial Power (Bayonets+Integration in Little Rock-September 25, 1957)

    09/25/2007 8:14:18 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 63+ views
    9/25/07 | Self
    A thousand soldiers ringed the Little Rock Central High School on Wednesday morning September 25, 1957. White students who wanted to go to class went in, but many stayed away. Major General Edwin Walker, commander of the troops, addressed students in the auditorium shortly after school began. General Walker said: "Those who interfere.....with the proper administration of the school will be removed by the soldiers...." An Army staff car (a station wagon with U.S. Army markings on its sides) came to the home of NAACP president Daisy Bates to take the nine students to school. They arrived at 9:22 AM....
  • This Year In History:Judicial Power (Little Rock September 23-24, 2007)

    09/24/2007 7:39:44 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 43+ views
    9/23/07 | Self
    Nine black students entered Little Rock Central High School on Monday September 23, 1957. They attended the first three periods of the school day before being removed at noon. One student told reporters: "nothing much happened." But outside a crowd of more than one thousand people erupted into acts of violence as police repeatedly pushed them back from the school. Windows at the school were broken. Two black reporters were attacked by the mob with cameras clicking and rolling. The Little Rock police had some help from Arkansas State Police but they left at noon (the same time the students...
  • This Year In History-Judicial Power (Little Rock-September 20-23, 1957)

    09/23/2007 3:26:50 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies · 45+ views
    9/23/07 | Self
    Federal District Judge Ronald Davies opened a contempt hearing on Friday morning September 20th, 1957 with four lawyers representing Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus putting up objections. But they failed to move Judge Davies and the lawyers walked out of the hearing in the middle of the day. The chairman of the Democrat Party in Arkansas put out a statement saying that Judge Davies and other federal courts had no right to question the judgement of Governor Faubus and National Guard leaders. Governor Faubus, who was not present at the hearing, told reporters "now begins the crucifixion." Later in the day...
  • This Year In History: Judicial Power (Little Rock September 15-16, 1957)

    09/16/2007 6:01:24 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 103+ views
    9/16/07 | Self
    On Sunday September 15th Governor Faubus put out the word that he had made proposals to President Eisenhower and that the National Guard would remain at the school for now. The crowds of pro-segregationists began to dwindle the week of Monday September 16th. The whole controversy brought national news media to the scene including the developing network television news operations. NBC sent John Chancellor from Chicago to report live from in front of the school. Meanwhile CBS had Howard K. Smith, who has just come back from London to head up its Washington bureau. Live transmissions were by long-distance phone...
  • Today In History:Judicial Power (Little Rock September 10-14, 1957)

    09/14/2007 8:29:20 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 86+ views
    9/14/07 | Self
    With Federal District Judge Ronald Davies moving for an injunction against Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus the burden of enforcing any injunction would fall on the Eisenhower Administration. President Eisenhower later spoke of his regret in making Earl Warren Chief Justice of the Supreme Court but for now it was his job and the job of his Attorney General Herbert Brownell to enforce desegregation of schools. There was political gain for the Republican Party with a majority of black votes going to Eisenhower in 1956. Democrat Congressman Brooks Hays of Arkansas was acting as an intermediary between the president and the...
  • President Sends Troops to Little Rock [50 years ago this month, Eisenhower sends 101st airborne]

    09/12/2007 9:05:03 AM PDT · by syriacus · 17 replies · 600+ views
    The New York Times learning pages ^ | September 24, 1957 | ANTHONY LEWIS
    President Sends Troops to Little Rock, Federalizes Arkansas National Guard; Tells Nation He Acted to Avoid An Anarchy Eisenhower on Air Says School Defiance Has Gravely Harmed Prestige of U.S. President Warns of Anarchy Peril Washington, Sept. 24--President Eisenhower sent Federal troops to Little Rock, Ark., today to open the way for the admission of nine Negro pupils to Central High School. Earlier, the President federalized the Arkansas National Guard and authorized calling the Guard and regular Federal forces to remove obstructions to justice in Little Rock school integration. His history-making action was based on a formal finding that his...
  • This Year In History: Judicial Power-Stalemate in Little Rock (September 5-9, 1957)

    09/09/2007 3:37:47 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 237+ views
    9/9/07 | Self
    The National Guard blocked entrance to black students and even the black employees who cooked and cleaned at Little Rock Central High School. Daily crowds of pro-segregation people gathered outside the school to make sure the black students didn't go in. Governor Orval Faubus sent his evidence to the White House of the need for the guard to prevent violence. A cross was burned on the front lawn of Little Rock Mayor Woodrow Mann, who had disputed the governor's contention that violence was possible if the school was integrated. The school board went to Federal District Judge Ronald Davies to...
  • Today In History: Judicial Power (Little Rock 50 years ago today)

    09/04/2007 7:10:42 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies · 523+ views
    9/4/07 | Self
    Federal District Judge Ronald Davies (imported from North Dakota to rule on integration in Little Rock) ordered integration of Little Rock Central High School to proceeed on Setpember 3rd. The next morning, nine black students attempted to enter the Little Rock Central High School but were turned away by the National Guard troops there. As Governor Faubus had expected, a large pro-segregation crowd stood outside the school and they jeered as the students were rebuffed. Eight of the nine students were in a group led by Arkansas NAACP president Daisy Bates. One student, Elizabeth Eckford, whom Bates could not reach...
  • This Year In History:Judicial Power (Little Rock-September 2-3, 1957)

    09/02/2007 6:08:25 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies · 254+ views
    9/2/07 | Self
    When Governor Orval Faubus met with Arthur Caldwell of the Justice Department in late August, Faubus expressed resentment of the fact that states had to enforce integration against popular will. Faubus received a constant barrage of protest from those opposed to integration and he feared that opposition would lead to violence. He said he expected hundreds of segregation supporters to descend upon Little Rock to violently resist integration. As I've noted before, governors are elected every two years in Arkansas and how Orval Faubus handled the integration of Little Rock Central High School would most likely determine his ability to...
  • BBC Schedules Week of Pro-Gay Programs to Commemorate 1957 Sodomy Legalization

    08/31/2007 7:08:31 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 10 replies · 505+ views ^ | August 31, 2007 | Meg Jalsevac
    BBC Schedules Week of Pro-Gay Programs to Commemorate 1957 Sodomy Legalization By Meg Jalsevac BRITAIN, August 31, 2007 ( - In conjunction with the beginning of the LBGT History Month in the UK, the BBC has scheduled a week long roster of pro-homosexual television for its viewers.  The programming was scheduled in the first week of September to also coincide with the 50th anniversary of the release of the Wolfenden Report which legalized homosexuality in Britain in 1957. The week long extravaganza of gay-themed TV has been officially named the 'Hidden Lives Series'.  The programming will range from movies with...
  • This Year In History: Judicial Power (Little Rock-50 years ago today)

    08/30/2007 7:02:39 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies · 308+ views
    8/30/07 | Self
    Federal District Judge Ronald Davies, transferred to the federal courthouse in Little Rock, dealt quickly with the state court ruling against the integration of Little Rock Central High School. NAACP lawyers filed an appeal of the August 27th injunction from the Cancery Court of Pulaski County. On Friday August 30th, 1957 Judge Davies overruled the state court and ordered the integration to proceed according to the plan of the Little Rock School Board. Davies issued an injunction enjoining "all persons, in any manner, directly or indirectly, from interfering with the plan of integration as approved by the United States District...
  • Special Message to the Congress on the Middle East Situation January 5, 1957

    08/29/2007 6:47:24 PM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies · 224+ views
    Eisenhower Library ^ | January 5, 1957
    Special Message to the Congress on the Middle East Situation January 5, 1957 [Delivered in person before a joint Session] To the Congress of the United States: First may I express to you my deep appreciation of your courtesy in giving me, at some inconvenience to yourselves, this early opportunity of addressing you on a matter I deem to be of grave importance to our country. In my forthcoming State of the Union Message, I shall review the international situation generally. There are worldwide hopes which we can reasonably entertain, and there are worldwide responsibilities which we must carry to...
  • This Year In History;Judicial Power (Little Rock August 1957)

    08/29/2007 6:39:25 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies · 237+ views
    8/29/07 | Self
    Various actions dealing with integration plans for Little Rock Central High School were filed in state courts during the summer of 1957. Some parents sought the right to send their children to segregated schools that would remain in Little Rock and others sought to nullify the Central High School integration plan. The plan was supported by federal district and appeals court rulings, but many state laws had been passed calling for imposition of any federal order. Public meetings were also held in opposition to the integration plan. One lawsuit reached the Cancery Court in Pulaski County on August 27th, 1957....
  • This Year In History:Judicial Power (James Meredith)

    08/27/2007 3:44:57 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies · 337+ views
    8/27/07 | Nextrush
    When one is trying to advance a case in court, you have to have a plantiff with a good image. Lawyers at the NAACP achieved a major victory when the Warren Supreme Court came down with the Brown vs. Board of Education ruling. Now there were opportunities to use federal judicial power to overrule state segregation laws through lawsuits. In 1955 a number of people defied bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama. But until seamstress and local member Rosa Parks came along, the NAACP stayed out of court. Earlier cases involved people who had bad reputations or who might break under...

    08/22/2007 2:38:23 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 4 replies · 336+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Aug. 13, 2007 | David Gates
    The novel that launched the Beats, the hippies and designer jeans turns 50. But this legendary 'joyride' is actually the saddest book you'll ever read—even with God on every page. Jack Kerouac's "On The Road" gets the full 50th anniversary treatment next month, and both cheerleaders and hand-wringers acknowledge that it radically changed American culture—somehow or other. True, the National Quiet Desperation Index has only risen since 1957, and if the book's exaltation of junker cars and diner food had really taken hold, we'd have fewer SUVs and fast-food franchises. But "On the Road" showed, and continues to show, generations...
  • School Then 1957 vs School Now 2007

    08/13/2007 7:12:33 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 177 replies · 4,420+ views
    email | 08.13.07 | unknown
    School Then 1957 vs School Now 2007 1. Scenario: Jack goes quail hunting before school, pulls into school parking lot with shotgun in gun rack. 1957 - Vice principal comes over to look at Jack's shotgun. He goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack. 2007 - School goes into lock down, and FBI is called. Jack is hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers. 2. Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fistfight after school. 1957 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and...
  • This Year In History:Judicial Power (Little Rock and Old Miss)

    08/12/2007 6:01:58 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 28 replies · 430+ views
    8/12/07 | Self
    Racial integration in the early part of the last century was very much a personal moral decision that involved no rules or laws to force it. If one chose to be in the company of other races it was a personal decision because legally speaking segregation was the "law of the land" at least in the mind of those who accept "stare indecisis" as their principle. When one chose to integrate it was very much a personal moral decision with laws not coming into play. Ronald Reagan related a story in his writings of his mother bringing a black basketball...
  • This Year In History: Judicial Power ("Impeach Earl Warren")

    08/10/2007 5:44:15 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 9 replies · 641+ views
    8/10/07 | Nextrush
    "Impeach Earl Warren" was a slogan for billboards, bumper stickers and even buttons some 50 years ago. It was a battle cry of a previous generation of conservative activists. The ruckus was all about the Chief Justice of the United States and his controversial court. A court that increased its own power and the power of the federal government in general, moving the nation to the left. To the left through banning of prayer in the Engel vs. Vitale case or through giving criminals "rights" in the Miranda vs. Arizona case. (I still remember seeing Jack Webb whipping out his...
  • Belvedere Lifted From The Vault

    06/15/2007 5:33:13 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 11 replies · 660+ views
    kotv ^ | 06/15/07 | kotv/AP
    Hundreds crammed into bleachers and behind barricades to see the Belvedere come out of the vault Friday afternoon. It was wet Friday morning, but the crowd that gathered wasn't going to let one day of rain spoil 50 years of history. News On 6 anchor Omar Villafranca reports hundreds of people, young and old, crowded near the courthouse to catch a glimpse of history, 50 years in the making. Simple curiosity drew visitors from all over the world. Silvester Humaj’s ‘59 Buick broke down on the way from Massachusetts. He didn't let car trouble keep him away from seeing the...
  • 1957

    08/14/2002 9:46:05 PM PDT · by brat · 4 replies · 213+ views
    email | unknown
    The following were some comments made in the year 1957: (1) "I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, its going to be impossible to buy a weeks groceries for $20.00." (2) "Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won't be long when $5000 will only buy a used one." (3) "If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. A quarter a pack is ridiculous." (4) "Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a dime just to mail a letter?" (5) "If they raise the...