Headlines in History: December 19, 1913

My new favorite word is “balter”: to dance artlessly, without particular grace or skill but usually with enjoyment. That tends to be my style of dancing, as I lack virtually all conventional artistry when it comes to dance, but do vastly enjoy myself after a good jaunt on the dance floor. So, balter through this Thursday and discover a new tidbit or two in Headlines in History.

Clinch Valley News (Jeffersonville, VA):

A Racycle? Back in 1913 it would be an affordable gift. Now? It’ll put you back $8,000.

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Durant Weekly News (Indian Territory, Oklahoma):

For morbid Christmas gifters, this is a must have.

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Barton County Democrat (Great Bend, KS):

Tis’ the season for children to be obviously nice in order for Santa to give them presents. You wouldn’t believe how many children have been complimenting me at school this week.

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Iowa State Bystander (Des Moines, IA):

Assorted ads and children playing drums.

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The Carlsbad Current (Carlsbad, NM):

Wow, bold move, paper. Debunking the myth that Christmas happened in December.

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The Mahoning Dispatch (Canfield, OH):

The Society For The Prevention of Useless Gifts. Brilliant.

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The Bemidiji Daily Pioneer (Bemidiji, MN):

This creepy Santa never fails to creep me out.

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