Daylight saving time and a bank robbery (Original Boomerang for March 30, 1919)

Original Boomerang for March 30, 2014

Original Boomerang for March 30, 2014

The top story in this week’s issue of the original Boomerang makes a great bookend to a post from five months ago (here), which had to do with “falling back” (for the first time in the US!) AND with a robbery! That robbery was of tomatoes; this one is of a bank (!!). And in this issue, time is springing forward … with the comical consequence of the Boomerang Man getting to report that in church, ” when the preacher announced the hymn for opening, he said, ‘Let us both sing No. 261.'” Hee-hee!

In the story entitled “A Delegation from Indianola,” the “delegation” is made up entirely of Hasties. These were all cousins (first mentioned here). Father and mother were (William) Alex Hastie and Louie Hastie (née Loper); all the children are mentioned here: Wilhma, Helen, Herbert, and Bernice. (See census record for 1920 below.)

Hasties of Indianola, 1920

Hasties of Indianola, 1920

… and while I’m at it, here’s the Loper family, showing Louie (not to mention Mary), in 1885 (compare to the family members listed in the 1870 census here):

Lopers of Warren County, Otter township, 1885

Lopers of Warren County, Otter township, 1885

That’s probably enough commentary on this issue; readers of this Boomerang will have to check out the bank robbery story for themselves — and note that Beth and Harold are still going out for drives!