The Daily Journal

Nolan Ruff; Editor-In-Chief

I Want You!

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Uncle Sam wants you to join the U.S. Army. It doesn't matter how old you are, you can still help in some way. Join now and help us win the war!


FOR SALE- Motion Picture Camera. Capture all your memories with a click of a button. Found at local retail stores.

FOR SALE- The Brand New Flapper Dress and Make up Kit. Make you 5x prettier! Get it now! Any store near you.

WANTED- Male engineer willing to work on cable cars all day. 12 hour shift. Contact transportation center.

WANTED- Buy a liberty bond for a good cause. You're helping us win the war! Buy one now!

SERVICES- Mayor from Florida improves working conditions. Now others are following. What a great trend!

SERVICES- Any male between 21-30 that is willing to fight for our country. Contact your city hall.

The Great Bambino

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George Herman Ruth Jr, or more formally known as Babe Ruth was born in a rough neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland on February 6, 1895. Babe was a bad child when he was younger. At the age of seven, Babe was sent to St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys. This school was a reformatory or an orphanage. Babe was running the streets and not going to school much. He also was drinking beer when his father was not around. Babe had many jobs at the school. Babe Ruth said, "If it wasn't for baseball, I'd be in either the penitentiary or the cemetery". He was a shirt maker and was also a good carpenter. Babe was introduced to the game of baseball at St. Mary's Industrial School. The athletic director there told him that he should go out for the baseball team. Later on, when Babe got older he became an icon in American Baseball. "The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime". -Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth holds many MLB records. These include career home runs (714) , slugging percentage (.690), RBI's (2,213), BB (2,062), and OPS (1.164). Babe played outfield and was also a pitcher. He played 22 seasons in the MLB. He started out in Boston but was later traded to the Yankees where he is more well known for. Babe was one of the first five inductees into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936.

Lindbergh Soaring Through the Sky

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PARIS, FRANCE- On May 21, 1927 Charles Lindbergh had landed in Paris. He started out in New York and has flown all the way to Paris by himself. He was the first person ever to fly across the Atlantic Ocean by himself. His plane, Spirit of St. Louis was fueled with 150 gallons of fuel. It took Mr. Lindbergh around 31 hours to fly there and about 3,500 miles.

"The States" Historical Forecast

The Gilded Age

New Hampshire (NH)

Capital: Concord

Nickname: "The Granite State"

New Hampshire got their nick name because where ever you are at in New Hampshire, you will be able to find granite. The Old Man in the Mountain used to be a huge tourist attraction for the people. It was made out of rock. The "old man" was 1,200 feet above Profile Lake and was measured to be about 40 foot tall and 25 foot wide. The "old man" collapsed on May 3, 2003. It is no longer visible.

Progressive and Imperialism

Texas (TX)

Capital: Austin

Nickname: "The Lone Star State"

The Chisholm Trail is a very famous trail that is in Texas. It was a cattle trail that stretched from Texas and went all the way to Kansas. More than 24,000 people took the trail and mostly cowboys went on it. It went from San Antonio, Texas to Abilene, Kansas. In 1901, the Spindletop Hill erupted 150 feet in the air of oil. This lasted for 9 days straight. During this time, the oil field produced more than 100,000 barrels of oil per day. Since it was so easy to get, oil was 10 cents a barrel.


New York (NY)

Capital: Albany

Nickname: "The Empire State"

Uncle Sam was on a propaganda poster and the name "Uncle Sam" came from a man named Sam Wilson and he was from Troy, NY. In the 1920's there was a New York City skyscraper competition. Wall Street had 70 stories, Chrysler Building had 77, and the Empire State Building had 102 stories. The cost to build the Empire State Building was around $41 million. The Empire State Building took one year and 45 days to build. Or 7 million man-hours to build. Visitor can see up to 80 miles into New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts on a clear day.

The 1920s

Arizona (AZ)

Capital: Phoenix

Nickname: "The Grand Canyon State"

On February 14, 1912 the US Congress admitted Arizona as the 48th State. The 7 Wonders of the Natural Word is located in Arizona. The Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon usually attracts around 5 million people annually. It is about 277 miles long and about 18 miles wide.

WWI News Story

PARIS, FRANCE- President Wilson has arrived in France to talk about his 14 points. His 14 points were to establish a "justice and peace lasting." One major point was self-determination or the right of people to decide their status/government. Another was the creation of The League of Nations. This was to protect and maintain peace prosperity as well as avoid anger and hostility. The leaders f the victorious Allies dominated the negotiations. These people were considered the Big Four. They included President Wilson, David Llyod George, Georges Clemenceau, and Vittorio Orlando. Many of the Allies wanted to punish Germany for its role in the war. They later made the Germans pay reparations or payments for damages and expenses caused by the war. On June 28, 1919 the German officials signed the Treaty of Versailles. The reservationists were the ones that would ratify the treat only if changes were made. The aftermath of the war were horrible. It had killed more than 14 million people and 7 million men were permanently disabled. The war ended up costing over $280 billion. This war cost more than any other war.
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Stop. They're Just Kids...

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS- In 1893 Florance Kelley helped persuade the state of Illinois to prohibit child labor and also limit the hours women were forced to work. Later, Kelly founded the National Child Labor Committee. Their mission was to persuade state legislatures to ban child labor. But many employers continued to hire children and not all states enforced child labor laws. The term progressive means reformers who focus on urban problems, workers, and corrupt political machines. Florance Kelly was a reformer because she was trying to make better for the children by not having them work and also limiting the hours that women would work. This picture represents child labor perfectly because the kids are getting supervised like they are adults on the job site. When actually the kids should be having fun playing outside and everything that kids should be doing. Working is not one of the things that children should be doing.

Workers Exposé

PENNSYLVANIA- Mr. Coal saw many kids that were working in the coal mines. The kids or so called workers would get up early and go work but they should be eating breakfast and getting ready for school. There would be a little boy just sitting on a chair by the trap door waiting to open it so the cars could get through. That is all he would do. Nobody to talk to. Nobody to play games with. Nothing. There is the problem with this. The government won't do anything about it. Since these are big business or also known as a tycoon, they would run big industries and the government doesn't get involved. So a person by the name Florance Kelley helped found the National Child Labor. Which their goal was to stop child labor and also make women work less hours. This law was enforced in some states but not all.

The women did not have the best of it either. They had to work long stressful hours with little pay. They would work in sweatshops. That is a lot of workers cramped in to one small space. Lets just say there is not enough room for all of them. The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire is a perfect example. More than 140 people died because most exit doors were locked and only 10 people could go on the elevator at a time. The fire was significant. New state laws were passed that required new fire safety measures, factory inspections, and sanitation improvements. After this fire, the New York reforms became a model for the workplace nationwide.

US and Guantanamo Returns to Normal Relations.

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica- On Dec. 17, President Obama and Cuban President Castro announced that they would move toward renewing full diplomatic relations. But will it actually work? Who knows. Even though Obama has loosened the trade embargo, Obama says that he does not want to remove barriers because he doesn't want to alter the goal of reforming Cuba. But Castro's government says he has demanded a long list of longstanding demands for the U.S. Ever since 1959, Cuba has been demanding the land back from the Guantanamo Bay. Castro also wants the U.S. to pay them millions of dollars for the losses caused by the embargo. The comments of Castro may indicate that the Cuba government is feeling to strike a deal because the Cubans' want better living conditions also. Very demanding over there in Cuba.