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

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Feb 10 16:34:14 UTC 2015


> perhaps office supply or novelty shops came up with these signs.

That has long been my conjecture - based on my possibly erroneous
interpretation of the sign mentioned in the magazine, but I haven't found
any evidence to support it.

Was Truman's sign custom-made?

JL

On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 10:45 AM, Baker, John <JBAKER at stradley.com> wrote:

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> Garson, all of the early uses of "The buck stops here" are to desk signs
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> at say that.  The earliest references say that Brigadier General A. B.
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> ield had such a sign, and you suggest that he is the leading candidate for
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> crafter of the expression.  Do you think the signs were all custom-made?
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> 'm wondering if perhaps office supply or novelty shops came up with these
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> igns. =20
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> John Baker
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> Subject: Restricted access to "Stars and Stripes" and "The buck stops here"
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> 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
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> 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]
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> 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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