Alternate side of the street rules still apply for overnight parking, except on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, and parking in the middle of the street, of course, is always verboten.
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The people in the remoter portions of the city territory had for many years been opposed to sharing the heavy financial burdens incident to the city government. The cost of paved and lighted streets--of public buildings--of city improvements generally, was being paid in proportion to their assessments by the citizens four and five miles distant equally with those in the city proper. . . . It is true that perhaps nine-tenths of the people of Greenport--weekly and many of them daily--enjoy all the city improvements, and therefore it was argued that they might justly be required to pay for them. Yet there was danger that useless and unnecessary expenses would be voted by the compactly settled portion of the city despite the protest of the "rural districts."
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MEN MUST NOT LAUGH AT WOMEN'S OVERALLS
NEW YORK, Nov. 26--Men employed in the plant of the Otis Elevator company here have been given official warning that they will be dismissed if they ridicule the combination trousers-bloomers overalls worn by the women workers in the factory.
More than 100 women have been employed in the mechanical departments of the plant to take the place of men called to the colors and have been informed by the foreman that they would be required to wear the "womanalls." A half dozen or more quit rather than obey the order. Many of the others threatened to leave unless the male employees ceased jibing them. The order was issued as a result.No photographs could be found of the "womanalls" that were required attire for female workers at the Otis Elevator factory, but these photographs--the first showing women making tires at the Morgan & Wright factory in Detroit and the second, from the March 1917 Scientific American Supplement, showing "modern costumes of female factory workers"--provide an idea of what the "combination trousers-bloomers overalls" may have looked like.
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|Photo: Scientific American Supplement, March 31, 1917|
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Hudson, Jan. 26--It was the terrific fighting for the possession of Passchendaele in a recent great British offensive that Malcolm Gifford, Jr., of this city, was killed, according to information received here by his father from the Rev. George C. Taylor, chaplain of the Thirty-sixth Battery, Canadian Artillery. The young man's death was previously reported.
The chaplain, in his letter, stated that Gifford fell after twenty days' fighting at the utmost point then gained in the British advance.
"To die in such a struggle was to crown a life with glory," the chaplain wrote. "It has been said that the Victoria Cross should have been given to every man who took part in it. The work had been tried again and again by others but, when all had failed, our boys brushed aside 'impossibility' and carried all before them. Day after day, no German fire could divert them from their guns. Your brave boy and another fell together. It was a typical soldier's death."The photograph below shows German prisoners of war helping to carry casualties from the front during the Second Battle of Passchendaele.