[Ads-l] Restricted access to "Stars and Stripes" and "The buck stops here"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Feb 8 15:14:26 UTC 2015


I can only repeat my sadly unconfirmed guarantee that I saw reference to a
sign with that phrase mentioned in the pages of a magazine (I still think
it was _Our Army_) in the 1930s, a few years (or at least a few months)
earlier than the sign mentioned in 1939.

Fred once got a researcher to look for it. He was unsuccessful. But the
print in _Our Army_ is rather small.

Since such signs other than Truman's were so rarely alluded to, since the
early examples are military, and since the memory has been in my head since
about 1971, what are the odds that I'm imagining it?

Just sayin'.

JL

On Sun, Feb 8, 2015 at 8:05 AM, <sclements at neo.rr.com> wrote:

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> Subject:      Re: Restricted access to "Stars and Stripes" and "The buck
> stops
>               here"
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> Both Bonnie and I have run into the same problem while trying to view a
> similar time frame hit for "the whole nine yards."  We decided that the hit
> is a false one and most likely much more modern(1960s and later).  The
> image preview looks nothing like a newspaper from the 1940s.
>
> Sam Clements
> ---- ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> > While preparing a website entry about the saying "The buck stops here"
> > I noticed a match in the "Stars and Stripes" in the NewspaperArchive
> > database. Unfortunately, additional detailed information about the
> > match was blocked, and the following message was displayed:
> >
> > [Begin message]
> > This content has restricted access at the request of a rights holder
> > [End message]
> >
> > Below is the partial information that subscribers to the
> > NewspaperArchive database are shown:
> >
> > Newspaper: Washington Stars and Stripes
> > Date: Sat, May 23, 1942
> > Location: Washington, District Of Columbia
> > Database: NewspaperArchive
> >
> > [Begin raw OCR match text]
> > they get around to awarding a Sympathy Medal, 1st Lt. Joseph A.
> > Dooley. Quartermaster Corps, should lead the parade for citations. On
> > his desk a sign reads: . The Buck Stops Here." ^ Aid ' Measure s |
> > Awaits Vote Biggest Convoy of War Arrives as Troops Pour into Ireland
> > Tank Units WASHINGTO
> > [End raw OCR match text]
> >
> > Does someone have access to the full newspaper page image for this
> citation?
> >
> > There is now an entry on the Quote Investigator website on this "The
> > Buck Stops Here". At this time, the citation from the "Stars and
> > Stripes" has been omitted:
> > http://quoteinvestigator.com/2015/02/07/buck-stops/
> >
> > Thanks for any help you can provide,
> > Garson
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