Tag: 1937

Blast From the Past — 1937

This month I have gathered some news articles from the same year. We will take a look at the lighter side of life—and some gritty facts of life—in 1937. Today we have a Twofer, clips from two different newspapers, published three days apart at the start of the new year. The U.S. economy was stronger than…

Blast From the Past — 1937

Young Winthrop was a third-generation member of the Rockefeller family. The 3 years he spent in the oil fields followed his expulsion from Yale University as a result of “misbehavior”. He enlisted in the Army as a private during WW II and earned a Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Clusters and a Purple Heart for his actions…

Blast From the Past — 1937

On May 26, 1937, workers of 3 major independent steel mills—Republic Steel, Youngstown Sheet & Tube, and Inland Steel—voted to strike over low wages and poor working conditions. Once the workers walked out and formed picket lines, the companies brought in strikebreakers—”scab” labor—to run the factories. That decision