• Hats, 5/22/15

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    Auto mobile Accident
    Dr. E. K. Abhort, of Monterey, was auto mobiling near Pacific Grove, the weekend past, when the good doctor was involved in an accident. Fortunately, no serious consequences are likely except the loss of both involved cars.
    Dr. Abhort; along with Mr. Campbell, a wealthy Scotchman who is presently a guest at the Hotel Del Monte; accompanied by Mr. Harry Greene and Dr. Little of Monterey in a separate vehicle newly purchased, decided on a joint motoring trip through the Grove and along the Seventeen Miles Drive. Dr. Abhort and Mr. Campbell had made the drive several times previously without mishap. Reaching the scenic coastal area beyond the Grove, the car being driven by Dr. Abhort began drawing ahead and presently lost sight of the vehicle in which rode Mr. Greene and Dr. Little, with Dr. Little behind the wheel. Abhort and Campbell decided to turn around and search for the other auto mo- bile. This they did. Soon enough, topping a rise, Abhort and Campbell spotted Greene and Little who were stranded mid-road by a flattened tire. Alas, Abhort was unable to apply the brakes adequately to avoid striking the other auto mobile. The two vehicles collided, resulting in a mass of rumpled bumpers and fenders, and the Abhort’s vehicle was thrown upside down. Campbell was tossed clear, but Abhort was caught beneath the coach in such a manner that his trouser leg had to be cut off in order to free him. A passing couple, out for an equestrian ride, happened by. With the assistance of an extra man, two horses, and several ropes, the cars were pulled from the roadway. Otherwise, passage would have been thwarted by the wrecked vehicles. One of the cars had been thrown sideways, completely blocking the road. Both vehicles are considered total losses, and are waiting to be towed as junk.
    This is the story as related by Mr. Greene.

    Farm workers oppose eight-hour work day
    Another rally of farm workers showing continued opposition to the limit of eight hours of work and a five-day work week is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, next. The gathering will occur at the research barn across from Lovers of Jesus Point. Organizers said that the rally is another of several attempts to let the world know the folly of setting an eight-hour work day. Growers are equally adamant. Said one: “The number of hours worked each day is a matter to be determined strictly between worker and boss. The government should not allow itself to become involved. The impact of enforcement may be dire.” But post office workers, it was noted by proponents, have already been reduced to ten hours a day without harmful effects.
    The editor of the Review wishes it known that the newspaper supports the abstinence of government from matters purely personal. 1

    The Flying Dutchman accomplished in moving pictures
    Wilhelm Wagner’s masterpiece, “The Flying Dutchman,” was performed in moving pictures on Sunday past at Pacific Grove’s Methodist church. The musical drama3 is noted for its rich fabric and instrumentation. Before the showing, Miss Carole Moore, church organist, played several selections on the church pipe organ. The presentation attracted one of the largest audiences ever to assemble in the Grove. Those who missed the filmed enactment missed something that was really worthwhile and will wish to prepare for The Flying Dutchman showing at the Colonial Theater.
    The film was premiered at the Methodist church courtesy of the Colonial theater.

    Meeting of museum board
    The board of director’s for Pacific Grove’s Museum of Natural History met in the museum building on Monday last, in regular session. Miss Ella Deming reported that an income of $175 was realized by the recent flower festival. The largest portion of money resulted from the sale of home-churned ice cream. The money will be put to use in the building fund. Mrs. Beach then noted that a museum visitor from Chicago, Mrs. M. C. Blackman, had added a $10 donation to the fund. For this generous gesture, Mrs. Blackman was given a vote of thanks. A vote of thanks was also given the U. S. Cavalry Band from the Presidio and all other groups providing entertainment or services during the Festival of Flowers. Mrs. F. G. Woodstock then noted that the museum had been given a bale of cotton by the Imperial Valley growers. Mrs. Woodstock said the cotton would soon be on display in the museum foyer. A letter of outstanding membership was then voted to Etta Lloyd. James Carnow, T. A. Van Northden, E. Cooke Smith, C. F. Barker, Tom Cope, A. M. Johnson, W. A. Stillman, John Moore, and R. T. Brady.

    Side track… Tidbits from here and there

    • Mr. and Mrs. T. Schuler with Mrs. W. H. Hughley and daughter have returned to the Grove after auto mobiling to and around San Francisco.
    • Mr. W. T. Grimes has returned from Los Angeles where he attended the annual conference of the Grand Army of the Republic.
    • Mr. Duncan Stirling, superintendent of schools and wife are in the Grove for a holiday.2
    • Miss Elizabeth Kroger, teacher of home economics, has agreed to provide instruction in meal preparation and in foods preservation at this summer’s Chautauqua.

    And the cost is…

    • Be prepared to battle the summer itch by purchasing a supply of Rexall’s Anti-itch Cream now. On sale at your local drug store for 35¢ a jar.

    Author’s notes …
    1. It should be remembered that the Review’s principal source of income was advertising purchased by employers. Workers probably were not as opposed to an eight-hour day as the newspaper represented.
    2. Surely a missing comma. Mr. Stirling was most likely not the wife’s superintendent.
    3. Wagner’s operas were so forceful they were termed musical dramas.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on May 22, 2015

    Topics: High Hats and Parasols

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