Hoosier History Highlights for August 30 – Sept 5
Hoosier Highlights (NNDC):
August 30 – September 5
The Week in Indiana History
“Judges are like umpires. Umpires don’t make the rules. They apply them. They make sure everybody plays by the rules. But it is a limited role. Nobody ever went to a ballgame to see the umpire.”
– – – United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts
Did You Know?
When telephone users were asked to limit long-distance calls during World War II, most did not complain. They were used to making adjustments and sacrifices in fighting the war from the “home front.” They were already using ration stamps to buy sugar, meat, butter, shoes, and rubber. Gasoline was tightly regulated. The average driver was allowed only three gallons a week. Automobiles were not produced during the war years. Someone who had purchased a brand new 1941 model before the war had the newest car on the road for at least four years. Many people started growing their own food. There were thousands of backyard vegetable gardens in Indiana and beyond. These “Victory Gardens” helped make up for much of the food which was being sent to troops overseas.
Answers: 1. a 2. c 3. b