Thursday, September 3, 2015

Thomas Masterson (1923-2015) Warren High School Class of 1941

1941 Dragon yearbook

Thomas's high-school activities
Latin Club (1, 2); Science Club (4); Carnival (3).

'Thomas' enjoyed a run of 36 years, from 1931 until 1966, in the top 10.

Other members of the class of 1941:
Autumn Ettinger Doherty.  (2/20/2015)
Elizabeth 'Betty' Schearer Wilson.  (1/23/2015)
Imogene Morris McDaniel Schall.  (1/20/2015)
Rowena Farnsworth Littrell.  (10/22/2014)
Doris Look See.  (8/5/2014)
Elizabeth 'Betty Jean' Peterson Johnson.  (12/27/2013)
Frieda Dahler Mansfield.  (12/18/2013)
Margaret Bathhurst Gilson.  (12/16/2013)

Scott Walker in Texas: Still 'not intimidated'

The blinding blueness of Wisconsin

Headline news: Yet another example of Scott Walker's inconsistent messaging

That was then.  (August 8, 2015)

"One, I think in general if anyone focuses on racial discord we’re going to get more," Walker said in a video posted by Democratic opposition research firm American Bridge. "If we focus on unity we’re going to get more of that. The families of the massacre in Charleston showed us the way."

This is now.  (September 2, 2015)

Hot Air, 9/2/2015
An op-ed piece that has a thread of racial discord running through it
After years of division under President Obama, America needs a leader who will seek to unite all Americans. Instead of focusing on what divides us, we need to concentrate on what brings us together. No law enforcement officer should fear to do their job the way he or she was trained to do it, and no law-abiding citizen should fear for their safety from those sworn to protect us.

Related post: 
Scott Walker opens the door for a look at his own record on racial unity.  (9/3/2015)

Scott Walker opens the door for a look at his own record on racial unity

As quoted in the article

As far as I can tell, the use of  'fried like bacon' took place 2 days ago at a Black Lives Matter demonstration at the Minnesota State Fair.   Walker is using this incident for 'maneuvering' purposes only.  He need to regain the support of self-identified 'very conservative' Republican  primary voters.

To be sure, Scott Walker doesn't address his own record on the issues of race in a 9/2/2015 Hot Air op-ed piece.

Photo credit:  LinkedIn

As quoted in Scott Walker's False Promise of Racial Unity.  (The Center for Media and Democracy's PR Watch, 8/17/2015)
A study released earlier this year found that Wisconsin has the country's highest black-white gap in terms of income, employment, health, incarceration, and education--problems that have grown worse during Walker's 25 year tenure as an elected official, and some of which can be directly tied to policies he promoted.

Franklin Public Library: Annual Circulation and Program Attendance, 2009-2014

How libraries rank

Statistics found at Wisconsin Public Library Service Data: 1996 - Preliminary 2014. (Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction)

Franklin Public Library website.

Related reading:
Libraries, patrons, and e-books.  (Pew Internet, 6/22/2012)
  • Part 1: Libraries in transition.  An introduction to the issues surrounding libraries and e-books
    • The strained relationship between libraries and publishers
    • The current state of play between libraries and publishers 
    • The rise of Amazon
  • Part 2:  Where patrons discover and get their books
    • The way people prefer to get books in general:  To buy or to borrow?
    • Where did the most recent book come from?
    • A closer look at libraries
    • The e-book ecosystem:  Where do e-book readers start their search?
  • Part 3:  Library users
    • Demographics
    • How important are libraries?
    • Library users are more engaged with all kinds of reading
  • Part 4:  How people used the library in the past year
    • Book-borrowing patterns
      • Print books
      • Audiobooks
      • E-book borrowers
    • Using the library for research
      • Research resources and periodicals
      • Get research help from a librarian

Other circ/program attendance posts:
Madison Public Library.  (7/23/2015)
Milwaukee Public Library.  (7/25/2015)
Brown County Public Library. (7/26/2015)
Appleton Public Library.  (7/27/2015)
Waukesha Public Library.  (7/29/2015)
Hedberg Public Library, Janesville.  (7/31/2015)
Kenosha Public Library.  (8/2/2015)
La Crosse Public Library. (8/15/2015)
Marathon County Public Library.  (8/17/2015)
Neenah Public Library.  (8/18/2015)
Oshkosh Public Library.  (8/19/2015)
Racine Public Library.  (8/20/2015)
L. E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire.  (8/21/2015)
Wauwatosa Public Library.  (8/22/2015)
Fond du Lac Public Library.  (8/23/2015)
Middleton Public Library.  (8/24/2015)
West Allis Public Library.  (8/25/2015)
Brookfield Public Library.  (8/26/2015)
Mead Public Library, Sheboygan.  (8/27/2015)
Sun Prairie Public Library.  (8/28/2015)
Verona Public Library.  (8/29/2015)
Manitowoc Public Library.  (8/30/2015)
West Bend Community Public Library.  (8/31/2015)
McMillan Memorial Library.  (9/1/2015)
La Crosse County Library.  (9/2/2015)