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The Literary Digest - 27 April 1912

Front Cover, The Literary Digest: Public Option (New York) combined with The Literary Digest, New York-London: Funk & Wagnalls Company, Vol. 44, No. 17, Whole No. 1149, 27 April 1912.

Front Cover, The Literary Digest: Public Option (New York) combined with The Literary Digest, New York-London: Funk & Wagnalls Company, Vol. 44, No. 17, Whole No. 1149, 27 April 1912. GGA Image ID # 10d2efe58b.

The 27 April 1912 edition of The Literary Digest featured an article on the Titanic Tragedy where the greatest of all ships, the unsinkable Titanic, end up at the bottom of the ocean on her maiden voyage taking 1,635 men and women with her.

Topics of the Day: The Titanic Tragedy in The Literary Digest, Vol. XLIV, No. 17, Whole No. 1149, 27 April 1912, p. 865.

Topics of the Day: The Titanic Tragedy in The Literary Digest, Vol. XLIV, No. 17, Whole No. 1149, 27 April 1912, p. 865. GGA Image ID # 10d36e00b9

Table of Contents

TOPICS OF THE DAY:

  • The Titanic Tragedy - THERE ARE TEARS for the dead, pity for the bereaved, and pride in the heroic victims of the Titanic disaster, but there is some pretty stern comment, too, on the fact that in this year 1912, the greatest of all ships, the "unsinkable" Titanic, should, upon her maiden voyage, carry down to death 1,635 men and women, while but 705 were rescued from a calm sea on a starlit night
  • Frederick Dent Grant, A Biography
  • Clara Barton, Biography of the Organizer of the American Red Cross
  • Warning Mexico - Outrages Against Americans in Mexico Must Cease
  • The Taft-Roosevelt Grapple - The Republican Party has gone progressive. It has caught up with Roosevelt. It has unhorsed Taft. Political Commentary.

FOREIGN COMMENT:

  • England’s New Industrial Peril - No Sooner has the coal-strike in England abated its terrors, but a new movement among the laboring classes makes its appearance.
  • British Contempt for Our Courts - Some severe strictures on the procedure of American courts of law, especially in criminal cases, are made in the London Nation.
  • Polish Invasion of France - Encouraging the immigration of Poles into France.
  • European Thrusts at Roosevelt ... Home Rule at Last

SCIENCE AND INVENTION:

  • Our Perilous Waste of Vitality - Dr. Max G. Schlapp sees the vitality of the race breaking under the tension of modern life.
  • A Prophet of Aviation - A statue is erected to Louis Pierre Mouillard near Cairo, Egypt.
  • The Blackboard Evil - Learn to write with your eyes closed.
  • New Ways of Making: Diamonds - out of diamond dust
  • Race Suicide by Gluttony - The extinction of a giant shark.

LETTERS AND ART:

  • Painting: the Labor of Man - "The Factory" from the Painting by Enno Jenner (Dresden)
  • New York’s Opera Season
  • Plans for Teaching: Journalism

RELIGION AND SOCIAL SERVICE:

  • Net Results for Men and Religion - The religious complexion of the United States between Protestant 24%; Roman Catholic 13.8%, Non-Church Goers 60.6%, and Other 1.6%
  • Railroads in the Saloon Business - The appeal to railroads to stop serving liquor on dining cars.
  • A Church Play-garden - The church that invites little children to play.
  • Christian and “ Heathen ” Joining Hands in Japan

MISCELLANEOUS

INVESTMENTS AND FINANCE

Publication Information

  • Title: The Literary Digest: Public Opinion (New York) combined with The Literary Digest
  • Issue: Volume XLIV, No. 17. Whole Number 1140
  • Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls Company, New York
  • Date of Publication: 27 April 1912
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