America's Lacerations

Blythe's News - September 17, 1921

Here’s Saturday, September 17, 1921:

A blown out cylinder head at the Knickerbocker Ice Factory resulted in a massive ammonia leak in New York yesterday. 200 were essentially gassed and remain hospitalizaed and 10,000 had to flee their homes. It is currently impossible for mortals to enter the Upper East Side except with gas masks!

Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle’s charges have come in at manslaughter and rape, not first degree murder. A mob in Wyoming stormed a movie house and destroyed all copies of his films there. California authorities have announced a law enforcement committee to look into the motion picture business to see if other criminal escapades are being covered up.

Food prices are on the rise for the first time since the war, providing some relief to farmers.

Babe Ruth broke his own world’s record for home runs in a season when he hit his 54th of the year.

Although there are no national or state elections this year, local elections for City Council, Sheriff, Constable and County Supervisors are beginning to result in advertisements in the newspapers and leaflets in the street.

Locally, fifteen armed bandits raided the Central Corners Paper Company and made off with 48 barrels of whiskey valued at $48,000. The police aren’t sure why the whiskey was at the factory.

Unrelatedly, a high society sportsman, Jonathan Augusta, was shot to death on the highway. Nobody is sure what specifically happened – another driver said that a car without headlamps rushed passed and fired into the car.


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