June 9, 2010
RE FRANCIS Palmer's May 22 letter taking aim at a previous letter of mine: Socialism isn't about handouts. The working class creates nearly all the value in America. But since we are a capitalist society, most of the value generated by our hard work is taken by a tiny minority of wealthy owners in the form of profit. This is plain to see when we observe a corporation pulling in billions in profits while so many hardworking people struggle to get by on $9-$10 an hour. I envision a society where workers, the vast majority of Americans, can work hard and live comfortably.
December 6, 2013 |
Dewaine Osman digs Dixieland banjo. Sanford "Sandy" Catz has a thing for swing. But what these two Tri-State Jazz Society volunteers really love to hear is applause - for the rootsy, traditional jazz performers they present in the Philadelphia area. "We're helping keep something alive," says Catz, 70, a retired engineer who is the society's president. Adds Osman, the vice president, "Without promotion, this music would probably disappear into history. " The monthly concerts feature local, national, and occasionally international artists whose music echoes the early 20th century sound of New Orleans, as well as subsequent jazz forms that flourished before bebop took off in the 1940s.
October 25, 1996 |
It's that fragrant time of year again.The Affiliated Orchid Societies of Southern New Jersey is staging its sixth annual show at the Moorestown Mall. Doris Maxim eyed some of the orchids on sale yesterday. There are more than 25 society, individual and commercial exhibits. The show's last days will be today and tomorrow (from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.) and Sunday (from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.).
May 26, 1988 |
The Abington chapter of the Society for the Preservation & Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America celebrated its 50th anniversary by putting on a show at Abington High School Friday. At left, Joe Redgate leads group members in a last-minute rehearsal. Above, Tom Alexander gets into the seafaring spirit during a rehearsal of "Row Row Row Your Boat. "
July 3, 2008
WHEN I was growing up, I recall a world leader making a statement to the United States. His words said we do not have to destroy you ourselves, capitalism will do that. I didn't pay much attention until now. I pick up the paper and read about people being killed over material things. I asked myself, is this what we've become, a society of things, iPods, cell phones, videos? I listen to people say the problem is guns. I can't go along with that. The problem is our value system.
January 12, 1986
Regarding the Jan. 5 article by Edwin Guthman on "beery revelers" at the Mummers Parade, I would like to share my thoughts. Mr. Guthman states what a shame it is that the rights of others are jeopardized and the fun of the parade spoiled by beer-drinking pepole with apparently little interest in the feelings of others. I agree with him, but cannot help think that, in a society that by law permits the destruction of human life in abortion, what can you expect? Life itself is the most basic of rights and the most important.
April 23, 2001
I've been a loyal reader of your publication for many years, but after the cover story (April 18), I won't buy it again. I was highly insulted by the way you portrayed mob figure Angelo Lutz, referring to his weight as the issue instead of his horrific criminal involvements. Emphasizing his weight would not be acceptable if you were referring to any other segment of society - for example, race and/or a physical abnormality. This is why our society has such a problem with overweight people.
March 3, 2008
I WAS READING a book called "The Afro-American Struggle. " The chapter that really made me think was about Brown vs. Board of Education. It talked about the great Thurgood Marshall, who represented this case before the Supreme Court. One part that really stood out was about the psychologist's theory of the dolls. He testified about showing that the black children felt inferior to white children by using two sets of dolls, one black and one white. He said black children rejected the black dolls because, at the time, black children could not do all the things white children could do in society.
May 25, 1991 |
Ralph A. Rossi Sr., 77, a physician and birdwatcher, died Thursday at his home in Media. Born in Philadelphia, Dr. Rossi graduated from Roman Catholic High School, attended Temple University and received his medical degree from the University of Rome in 1937. He interned at the Fitzgerald Division of Mercy Catholic Medical Center in 1937 and remained on the staff there his entire career. He retired in 1984 from his private practice at 63d Street and Elmwood Avenue. He was one of six men, most of them doctors, who in 1954 founded the Society of Voyagers to the Pocomoke, a Delaware County bird-watching society that traveled to the Pocomoke swamps in Maryland every spring to watch the birds, to dine on seafood and to relax.