Nov. 1, 1907 (Friday)
HEIRS OF WASHINGTON SEND A TREMOR THROUGH THE OHIO VALLEY: Cincinnati residents have been put on notice. Some heirs of GEORGE WASHINGTON have re-examined the will of the First President and are prepared to demand about 10,000 ACRES in the Ohio Valley. That land includes the current city of Cincinnati. According to today's New York Times, Washington recognized the value of the land by writing in his will, "This tract was taken up by Gen. Lewis and myself on account of the bituminous spring which it contains, of so inflammable a nature as to burn as freely as spirits and is nearly as difficult to extinguish."
The immediate heirs did not appreciate Washington's analysis of the importance of the land and sat by as titles went to others. The fact that more than 100 years has passed does not daunt the heirs. They have hired Robert E Lee, the grandson of the Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. They will begin proceedings to either regain title to the land or gain a proper amount of cash.
PITTSBURG(H) EDUCATORS TO PUT BAD STUDENTS UNDER THE KNIFE: Health officials connected to the Pittsburg(h), Pa., schools plan to get involved to help administrators deal with "backward pupils," according to today's New York Times. The paper says,
It is planned to have physicians perform OPERATIONS ON PUPILS who are behind in their lessons and whose deficiency is found to be caused by physical ailments.
The article is not clear about the types of physical ailments that might be causing such "backwardness." If it works in Pittsburg, citizens will likely ask that the HEAD OPERATIONS be expanded to CONGRESS.