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Volume 73, Number 27 | November 05 - 11, 2003

70 years ago in The Villager

Nov. 2, 1933

* In a front-page headline worthy of today’s Onion, The Villager reported, “Ida Tarbell Not To Observe Birthday.” “I’ve decided to pass it up this year, and for four more years,” Tarbell told the paper. “Then I’ll be 80, and will be glad to grant you all the interviews I can, about birthdays or anything else. Now, what else do you want to know?” Tarbell, who then went on in the article to expound on the changing Village, was the president of the Pen and Brush Club on W. 10th St. for 20 years, and considered one of the more prominent Villagers of her day.

* James E. Brown, wrote in a letter to the paper, on behalf of “We of ‘Shantytown’ on Houston St., express our thanks to you, as well as your reporter, for the kind and sympathetic article concerning us. Your reporter’s visit and questions were made with tact and consideration. The article was a fair presentation of conditions here.”

* “Live Wisely and Cheaply” counselled an ad for the Hotel Albert, 10th St. and University Pl. Single rooms rented for “$8 to $18 Weekly.”


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