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

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Feb 8 15:19:16 UTC 2015


PS. This is only big deal for me because I stupidly did not write it down.
Just another example of "pass the buck," right?  Not  very interesting.

By the time I changed my mind it was too late.

I can still visualize the page, or at least the spread. I won't go so far
as to say the illustration at the head of the story *showed the desk and
the sign,* but I won't rule it out either.

JL



On Sun, Feb 8, 2015 at 10:14 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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:
>
>> ---------------------- Information from the mail header
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>> Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>> Poster:       sclements at NEO.RR.COM
>> Subject:      Re: Restricted access to "Stars and Stripes" and "The buck
>> stops
>>               here"
>>
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> 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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