Jan. 27, 1907 (Sunday)
'SALOME' OPERA COMES UNDER FIRE IN NYC: The directors of the Metropolitan Opera and Real Estate Co. sent word yesterday to Herr Direktor Conried that the current production of "Salome" is "objectionable and detrimental to the best interests of the Metropolitan Opera House." They want it to STOP. Despite the recent comments about the daring Strauss-Wilde show -- and its racy Dance of the Seven Veils and the kissing of John the Baptist's head (right), this move is quite unexpected, according to today's New York Times. The paper devoted about three entire columns of type to the story. The cartoon above was in today's Times -- indicating that the show has hit both the love-hate buttons for audience members.
MARRIOTT MAY RECOVER: Automobile racer Fred Marriott (above) is making strong progress after his accident Jan. 25 on the beach at Daytona. He's bruised from head to foot, according to The Washington Post. F.E. Stanley, who owns the steamer car that Marriott crashed, says he's thinking of a new design. Here's what he said: "The accident of yesterday has convinced me that the cigar-shaped style of racing machine is not as fully under steering control, when going at a rate of 120 mph, as would a car built on the lines of a fish -- that is, with a blunt, round prow and a sharp tail."
FINALLY, A HINT OF WHAT HAPPENED TO THE SHIP HURONIAN: On Feb. 11, 1902, the ship Huronian left Glasgow Scotland for Canada. That was the last anyone not on board saw of the craft, which was operated by the Montreal Ocean Steam Ship Co. (also known as the Allan Line). Recently, a bottle with a message inside was found on the northern coast of Ireland. It said: Huronian sinking fast. Top heavy. One side under water. Good-by, mother and sister -- Charles McFall This clue seems to shed light on one of England's great ocean tragedies. The books of the Allan Line show a Huronian crewman named Charles McFall, who was a fireman. A search is now under way to find hi smother and sister. This strengthens the belief of officials at the Allan Line that the ship went down in a storm.