Saturday, April 6, 2019

Constance Corbran Albaugh (1931-2019) Warren High School class of 1949



1949 Dragon yearbook

1967 Warren City Directory
  • Albaugh Virgil K (Connie L) ftr Pennsylvania Gas h124 Russell
  • Corbran Victoria (wid Anthony J) r124 Russell

1983 Warren City Directory
  • Albaugh Virgil A & Constance L; dist mgr Natl Fuel Gas rRussell PA

Constance made steady progress during the first half of the 20th century, peaking at #83 in 1949.  She likely a boost in the early 1930s from Constance Bennett, one of the most popular and highest paid Hollywood actresses during this period.  Unsure about the 1981 bump.


Other class of 1949 members: 
2019
Margaret Chambers Latona.  (3/18/2019)
Thomas Mowell.  (2/9/2019)
Mary Ellen Louise Riche Borden.  (1/22/2019)

2018
Gail Nelson.  (11/2/2018)
Harold Crecraft (10/24/2018)
Neil de Stefano.  (1/20/2018)

2017
Margaret Hartweg Albaugh Dallenbach.  (12/21/2017)
Dorothea Giltinan Suppa.  (6/15/2017)
Ruth Bengston Thelin.  (4/27/2017)
Donna Wenzel Ponsoll.  (1/4/2017)

2016
Margaret Eustace Sutter.  (11/17/2016)
Paul Mahan.  (7/17/2016)
Paul Briggs. (7/11/2016)
Mary Ann Harrison Hughes.  (3/29/2016)
Winona Ross Prosen.  (3/5/2016)

2015
Bertie McConnell Glotz.  (9/26/2015)
Corrine Culbertson Ryan Shanshala.  (7/13/2015)
Nicholas Mangus II. (6/15/2015)
Teresa Nuhfer Sanden.  (4/13/2015)
Catherine Salapek Freeborough.  (4/10/2015)
Richard Sharp.  (3/22/2015)

2014
Richard Hamilton.  (12/17/2014)

From the Madison Public Library clippings files: Middleton High School student survey on drinking and drugs




More from the Madison Public Library clippings file:
April 2019
The deaths of Annie and Annette, Vilas Park Zoo elephants (1948-49).  (4/5/2019)
State Street, that great street for teens hanging out. (1959)  (4/4/2019)
Coffee house scene (1967).  (4/3/2017)
Racial animosities mar teen dances (1967-1968).  (4/2/2019)

March 2019
Then and now, 7219 Franklin Avenue, Middleton WI.  (3/20/2019)
Middleton post-World War II population boom.  (3/18/2019)

February 2019
Residents don't want Willy Street to lose its unique character (1994-2002). (2/21/2019)
A time traveler from 1956 wouldn't recognize the place now.  (2/21/2019)
Remembering the hot-rodders of East Wash (1980-1999).  (2/19/2019)
UPDATE,  Eventually, we'll work our way back to the horse and buggy era.  (2/18/2019)
The Battle of Stonefield in Middleton (1986).  (2/18/2019)
An expressway like a dagger through the heart.  (2/7/2019)
Not to worry, folks, Wisconsin public television survived.  (2/5/2019)

Janaury 2019
Downtown/University area urban renewal, 1971-1981 (1/28/2019)
Madison urban renewal, part 3, the Triangle, 1970-1979.  (1/27/2019)
Madison urban renewal, part 2, the Triangle, 1964-1969 . (1/27/2019)
Madison urban renewal, part 1, 1962-1964.  (1/27/2019) 
Downtown Madison parking ramps, 1956-1971.  (1/22/2019)

2018
History of the Dane County airport.  (12/21/2018)

2017
City's first skywalk opens in 1966.  (10/9/2017)
Typewriter art.  (10/9/2017)
Proudfit and Regent streets widening, 1955.  (9/30/2017)
Northport Connector project, 1960.  (9/30/2017)
Regent Street extension beyond Rosa Road, another bad idea left on the drawing board.  (5/27/2017)

Disappearing cities of Metro Detroit: Highland Park, Michigan

It all started here.

Toss a dart at a map of Detroit, and the bull’s-eye, more or less, would be a tiny city called Highland Park. Only three square miles, Highland Park is surrounded by Detroit on nearly all sides, but it remains its own sovereign municipality thanks largely to Henry Ford, who started building Model Ts there in 1910. Ford didn’t care for the idea of paying Detroit taxes, so he pressured Highland Park to resist annexation by the larger city. By the end of the decade, his Albert Kahn-designed factory had revolutionized mass production. Five years later, Walter Chrysler started his own car company a few blocks away.

Highland Park was home to a Ford Motor Assembly plant 
from 1909 to 1973
Source:  Wikipedia

Highland Park's population peaked at 52,959 in 1930. Its 2017 estimated population is 11,776 -- a drop of 41,183 (78%).



Incorporated as a village in 1890 and a city in 1918, the City of Highland Park is surrounded by Detroit, except for a small shared border with its eastern neighbor Hamtramck.

Disappearing cities of Metro Detroit.
Detroit.  (1/1/2019)
Hamtramck.  (4/5/2019)

Related articles:
In a City Fighting Blight, ‘Ghost Signs’ as Portals to a Bygone Era.  (The New York Times, 1/23/2012)
The demolition revealed two colorful, well-preserved advertisements that had adorned the brick side of the adjacent building for nearly a century. Their two-story assumptions of endless prosperity are particularly conspicuous in the Highland Park of today, a city so economically distressed that it recently removed most of its streetlights.

Disappearing cities of the Mountain State

Incorporated as Aracome in 1953 and renamed in 1907, the City of Logan is the county seat of Logan County and is located 57 SW of Charleston.

Other disappearing West Virginia cities:
Bluefield.  (3/20/2019)
Charleston.  (3/14/2019)
Clarksburg.  (3/19/2019)
Fairmont.  (3/18/2019)
Huntington.  (3/15/2019)
Logan.  (3/22/2019)
Parkersburg. (3/16/2019)
South Charleston.  (3/21/2019)
Weirton.  (3/17/2019)
Wheeling  (1/16/2019)

                    Disappearing cities of the Buckeye State





Other disappearing cities of the Buckeye State:
Akron. (2/28/2019)
Brook Park (3/3/2019)
Cambridge.  (2/27/2019)
Canton.  (3/1/2019)
Cleveland.  (1/2/2019)
Cleveland Heights.  (3/5/2019)
East Cleveland. (3/2/2019)
East Liverpool.  (2/18/2019)
Euclid.  (3/4/2019)
Gallipolis.  (2/23/2019)
Garfield Heights (3/6/2019)
Ironton.  (2/24/2019)
Lakewood.  (3/8/2019)
Maple Heights, 3/7/2019)
Martins Ferry.  (2/21/2019)
Parma.  (3/9/2019)
Pomeroy.  (2/22/2019)
Portsmouth.  (2/25/2019)
Steubenville.  (2/20/2019)
Warren.  (1/18/2019)
Youngstown.  (1/9/2019)
Zanesville.  (2/26/2019)

Disappearing cities and boroughs of the Keystone State



Aliquippa.  (1/12/2019)
Ambridge.  (1/17/2019)
Arnold.  (1/18/2019)
Braddock.  (1/19/2019)
Bradford, (1/20/2019)
Carbondale.  (1/21/2019)
Charleroi.  (1/22/2019)
Chester.  (1/23/2019)
Clairton.  (1/24/2019)
Coraopolis.  (1/25/2019)
Dickson City.  (1/26/2019)
Donora.  (1/27/2019)
Duquesne.  (1/28/2019)
Farrell.  (1/29/2019)
Harrisburg.  (2/12/2019)
Homestead.  (1/30/2019)
Johnstown.  (1/6/2019)
McKees Rocks.  (1/31/2019)
McKeesport.  (2/1/2019)
Monessen.  (2/2/2019)
Nanticoke.  (2/3/2019)
New Castle.  (2/4/2019)
New Kensington.  (2/5/2019)
Oil City.  (2/6/2019)
Pittsburgh.  (1/13/2019)
Pittston. (2/7/2019)
Scranton.  (1/14/2019)
Shamokin.  (2/8/2019)
Sharon.  (2/9/2019)
Steelton.  (2/11/2019)
Swissvale.  (2/13/2019)
Titusville.  (2/10/2019)
Uniontown.  (2/14/2019)
Washington.  (2/15/2019)
Willkes-Barre.  (2/16/2019)
Wiklinsburg.  (2/17/2018)

Other U.S. disappearing cities


Baltimore, Maryland.  (12/31/2018)
Benton Harbor, Michigan.  (1/15/2019)
Buffalo, New York, (1/8/2019)
Cairo, Illinois.   (1/5/2019)
Detroit, Michigan.  (1/1/2019)
East St. Louis, Illinois.  (1/11/2019)
Flint, Michigan.  (1/7/2019)
Gary, Indiana.  (1/4/2019)
St. Louis, Missouri.  (1/2/2019)

Friday, April 5, 2019

From the Madison Public Library's clippings files: The deaths of Annie and Annette, Vilas Park Zoo elephants (1948-49)


The passing of Annie the elephant, 51.

February 24, 1948 (Wisconsin State Journal)

February 24, 1948 (Capital Times)

Feburary 24, 1948 (close-up)

February 25, 1948 (Wisconsin State Journal)

March 1, 1948 (Capital Times)

August 28, 1948 (Wisconsin State Journal)
 November 19, 1948 (Wisconsin State Journal

March 1, 1949 (Capital Times)

September 1, 1949 (Capital Times)

More from the Madison Public Library clippings file:
April 2019
State Street, that great street for teens hanging out. (1959)  (4/4/2019)
Coffee house scene (1967).  (4/3/2017)
Racial animosities mar teen dances (1967-1968).  (4/2/2019)

March 2019
Then and now, 7219 Franklin Avenue, Middleton WI.  (3/20/2019)
Middleton post-World War II population boom.  (3/18/2019)

February 2019
Residents don't want Willy Street to lose its unique character (1994-2002). (2/21/2019)
A time traveler from 1956 wouldn't recognize the place now.  (2/21/2019)
Remembering the hot-rodders of East Wash (1980-1999).  (2/19/2019)
UPDATE,  Eventually, we'll work our way back to the horse and buggy era.  (2/18/2019)
The Battle of Stonefield in Middleton (1986).  (2/18/2019)
An expressway like a dagger through the heart.  (2/7/2019)
Not to worry, folks, Wisconsin public television survived.  (2/5/2019)

Janaury 2019
Downtown/University area urban renewal, 1971-1981 (1/28/2019)
Madison urban renewal, part 3, the Triangle, 1970-1979.  (1/27/2019)
Madison urban renewal, part 2, the Triangle, 1964-1969 . (1/27/2019)
Madison urban renewal, part 1, 1962-1964.  (1/27/2019) 
Downtown Madison parking ramps, 1956-1971.  (1/22/2019)

2018
History of the Dane County airport.  (12/21/2018)

2017
City's first skywalk opens in 1966.  (10/9/2017)
Typewriter art.  (10/9/2017)
Proudfit and Regent streets widening, 1955.  (9/30/2017)
Northport Connector project, 1960.  (9/30/2017)
Regent Street extension beyond Rosa Road, another bad idea left on the drawing board.  (5/27/2017)

UPDATE. Becky gets a raise....and it's more than what nearly 75% of workers earn annually


SourceDQYDJ


Reported in 2 UW chancellors embroiled in scandal denied raises, UW-Madison chancellor receives $73K raise.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 4/5/2019)

4/26/2016 update, "Apparently, Becky has a problem with free speech", starts here.


As quoted in UW-Madison faculty plan vote of no confidence in Ray Cross, Board of Regents.  (Madison.com, 4/26/2016)

And, of course, the campaign contributions of the majority of members of the UW System Board of Regents have nothing at all to do with it.

Meet the members of what is essentially a Scott Walker/GOP donors' club 

Sources:
Related posts:
Meet the deleter, Alex Hummel: Communication is his game.  (4/16/2016)
Regents leadership Ray Cross consulted are members of GOP donors' club.  (4/7/2016)
UW Board of Regents rubberstamps Walker's tenure policy changes with 'task force' flourish.  (3/10/2016)
Education Committee chair of Board of Regents of University of Wisconsin System has donated $10,400 to Scott Walker.  (2/5/2016)

William Lyle Shafer (1947-2019) Warren Area High School class of 1965


1965 Dragon yearbook


1967 Warren City Directory
  • Blyth Brian L USN r1 W 3rd av
  • Blyth Thelma D (wid John P) ofc sec National Forge h1 W 3rd av
  • Blyth Wallace E USN r1 W 3rd av
  • Shafer Dave S r344 E 5th av
  • Shafer Lyle E (Donna M) genl formn Penelec h344 E 5th av
  • Shafer Wm M r344 E 5th av
1983 Warren City Directory

The popularity of William as a baby name is graphed here.  Let's take a look at Meredith.

Meredith never made much of an impact during her 55-year run.  The best she could manage was a leap to #582 in 1941.

Other members of the class of 1965:
2018
Loretta Frederickson Conlon.  (8/7/2019)
Bruce Shattuck.  (8/2/2018)
Michael Neizmik.  (3/26/2018)
Robert Faga.  (1/27/2018)
Joyce Andrew Camigliano.  (1/26/2018)

2017
Jeffrey Werner.  (11/20/2017)
Jeffrey Arnold.  (7/11/2017)
Blaine Otto Rudolph.  (6/20/2017)
Anita Farnswroth Madigan.  (4/30/2017)

2016
David Bryan.  (11/23/2016)
Candyce Thompson Wescott.  (10/10/2016)
Dianne Briggs Sherman.  (5/14/2016)

2015
Catherine Donnelly Rice.  (9/25/2015)
Sharyn Steele Engle.  (8/30/2015)
Dennis Seymour.  (6/25/2015)
Alvin Whipple.  (6/17/2015)

2014
Susan Johnson Wolfe.  (3/14/2014)

Connecting the dots in the Iowa State Senate


The Senate move shows the split among Republicans on the issue. Just last week, the Iowa House, which, like the Senate, is controlled by Republicans, passed the proposed amendment on a 95-2 vote. Reynolds, a Republican, hailed the move as a "strong bipartisan vote" and "a victory for Iowans who deserve a second chance."  [emphasis added]
But [white, blond, 57-year-old suburbanite Brad] Zaun, R-Urbandale, said he had told Reynolds on Thursday that the Senate effort would be "an uphill climb" hampered by the lack of a second bill to clarify what it would mean for felons to have completed their sentences.

The GOP holds a 32-18 edge in the Iowa State Senate.   Women hold 5 of those seats.  And as far as I can tell, all 32 are white.

Although only 3.1 percent of Iowa's population is African-American, 25.8 percent of the state's prison inmates are black, according to 2014 statistics in The Sentencing Project's study.

The 2016 imprisonment rate

Lest we forget the grab-em-by-the-pussy magnetism of Donald Trump



You'll find Trump pictured here.


Transcript: Donald Trump’s Taped Comments About Women.  (The New York Times, 10/8/2016)

Disappearing cities of Metro Detroit: Hamtramck, Michigan


It all started here.

Hamtramck’s transformation in recent decades is well documented and obvious. Storefronts now display signs in Arabic or Bengali. A main road was given an honorary name, “Bangladesh Avenue.” And after the 2015 election, Hamtramck’s City Council became the country’s first with a Muslim majority, a milestone that drew unwanted media attention and critical social media posts from ex-residents who left decades ago.

Source:  Wikipedia

Hamtramck's population peaked at 56,268 in 1930. Its 2017 estimated population is 21,752 -- a drop of 34,516 (61%).



Incorporated as a village in 1901 and a city in 1922, the City of Hamtramck is surrounded by Detroit, except for a small shared border with its western neighbor Highland Park.


Related articles:
Michigan Town is Left Pleading for Bankruptcy.  (The New York Times, 12/27/2010)
Hamtramck (pronounced ham-TRAM-eck) did not anticipate its current circumstances. Officials in Detroit announced this year that they had for years overpaid Hamtramck in a revenue-sharing deal related to a General Motors plant that sits smack on the border of the two cities. The dispute is likely to be resolved, eventually, in court, but meanwhile, Detroit has stopped paying $2 million a year, and Hamtramck is watching a growing gap in its $18 million budget.
The story of Hamtramck, Michigan's Ellis Island, as Trump takes power.  (Detroit Free Press, 2/4/2017)
From the Polish immigrants who forged Hamtramck's history and character over most of the 20th Century, leading to the city's former motto of "A Touch of Europe in America," to those who followed — Albanians, those from the former Yugoslavia, Indians and now Yemenis and Bangladeshis — leading the city to change its motto to "A League of Nations," immigrants always have been a large part of the fabric of Hamtramck.

Disappearing cities of the Mountain State

Incorporated as Aracome in 1953 and renamed in 1907, the City of Logan is the county seat of Logan County and is located 57 SW of Charleston.

Other disappearing West Virginia cities:
Bluefield.  (3/20/2019)
Charleston.  (3/14/2019)
Clarksburg.  (3/19/2019)
Fairmont.  (3/18/2019)
Huntington.  (3/15/2019)
Logan.  (3/22/2019)
Parkersburg. (3/16/2019)
South Charleston.  (3/21/2019)
Weirton.  (3/17/2019)
Wheeling  (1/16/2019)

                    Disappearing cities of the Buckeye State





Other disappearing cities of the Buckeye State:
Akron. (2/28/2019)
Brook Park (3/3/2019)
Cambridge.  (2/27/2019)
Canton.  (3/1/2019)
Cleveland.  (1/2/2019)
Cleveland Heights.  (3/5/2019)
East Cleveland. (3/2/2019)
East Liverpool.  (2/18/2019)
Euclid.  (3/4/2019)
Gallipolis.  (2/23/2019)
Garfield Heights (3/6/2019)
Ironton.  (2/24/2019)
Lakewood.  (3/8/2019)
Maple Heights, 3/7/2019)
Martins Ferry.  (2/21/2019)
Parma.  (3/9/2019)
Pomeroy.  (2/22/2019)
Portsmouth.  (2/25/2019)
Steubenville.  (2/20/2019)
Warren.  (1/18/2019)
Youngstown.  (1/9/2019)
Zanesville.  (2/26/2019)

Disappearing cities and boroughs of the Keystone State



Aliquippa.  (1/12/2019)
Ambridge.  (1/17/2019)
Arnold.  (1/18/2019)
Braddock.  (1/19/2019)
Bradford, (1/20/2019)
Carbondale.  (1/21/2019)
Charleroi.  (1/22/2019)
Chester.  (1/23/2019)
Clairton.  (1/24/2019)
Coraopolis.  (1/25/2019)
Dickson City.  (1/26/2019)
Donora.  (1/27/2019)
Duquesne.  (1/28/2019)
Farrell.  (1/29/2019)
Harrisburg.  (2/12/2019)
Homestead.  (1/30/2019)
Johnstown.  (1/6/2019)
McKees Rocks.  (1/31/2019)
McKeesport.  (2/1/2019)
Monessen.  (2/2/2019)
Nanticoke.  (2/3/2019)
New Castle.  (2/4/2019)
New Kensington.  (2/5/2019)
Oil City.  (2/6/2019)
Pittsburgh.  (1/13/2019)
Pittston. (2/7/2019)
Scranton.  (1/14/2019)
Shamokin.  (2/8/2019)
Sharon.  (2/9/2019)
Steelton.  (2/11/2019)
Swissvale.  (2/13/2019)
Titusville.  (2/10/2019)
Uniontown.  (2/14/2019)
Washington.  (2/15/2019)
Willkes-Barre.  (2/16/2019)
Wiklinsburg.  (2/17/2018)

Other U.S. disappearing cities


Baltimore, Maryland.  (12/31/2018)
Benton Harbor, Michigan.  (1/15/2019)
Buffalo, New York, (1/8/2019)
Cairo, Illinois.   (1/5/2019)
Detroit, Michigan.  (1/1/2019)
East St. Louis, Illinois.  (1/11/2019)
Flint, Michigan.  (1/7/2019)
Gary, Indiana.  (1/4/2019)
St. Louis, Missouri.  (1/2/2019)

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Satya shows the grumpy old man the door


Rhodes-Conway topped Soglin by roughly 62 percent to 38 percent, or about 18,700 votes. She overwhelmed the mayor on the Isthmus and carved into Soglin's former strongholds on the East and West sides.
Paul Soglin, fringe candidate

Source:  Dane County Clerk

Wards highlighted in green are those that Satya Rhodes-Conway won with two-thirds or more of the vote.

Related posts:
2019 Madison mayoral primary election results UPDATE: More fun with Bic Brite Liners.  (2/25/2019):