Oct. 7, 1906 (Sunday)
THE KIDS CAN DREAM, CAN'T THEY? Here's a delightful cartoon that's part of Henry Mayer's full page of drawings (headlined "Some Impressions of the Passing Show") in today's New York Times. The drawing is inspired by a news item, which the cartoonist captures this way: "Effect of an edict that school teachers may marry." The primary Romeos are, of course, the young, well-knickered lads in the classrooms.
CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK IS STILL TOO SMALL A CHIP: Theodore Roosevelt Jr. has been trying to make the Harvard College football team. (That's him, with the white X above his head, at a football practice in Cambridge.) But it turns out he's too light for the team. He weighs 145 pounds. He did play last year on the freshman team, but the coach needs a bit more heft. The word is that this is his only shortcoming. One article says, "Were he a bit heavier, he would undoubtedly make the big team as he has the right kind of 'stuff' in him for a good player."
CAN SINGER BUILDING SEW UP ENOUGH BUSINESS? Some news articles are paying attention to the Singer Building which is going up in New York City. It's going to be 612 feet tall, which will make it the world's tallest building. It will appear to dwarf the nearby buildings, which are 300 to 400 feet high. It will be taller than the Washington Monument. The financial success of the building will be the key for the "future vertical increase in the dimensions of buildings," according to one article. About 6,000 people will work in the building.