Daily Bread for 12.4.15 – 2017

Good morning, Whitewater.

Friday in town will be mostly sunny with forty-four degrees. Sunrise is 7:09 and sunset 4L31, for 9h 11m 42s of daytime.  The moon is a waning crescent with 38% of its visible disk illuminated.

On this day in 1945, the U.S. Senate approved American participation in the United Nations:

Washington, Dec. 4–The Senate passed by a 65-to-7 vote this evening the legislation to give the United States full, active participation in the United Nations Organization in accordance with the San Francisco Charter that it ratified, 89 to 2, last July.

Voting for the implementing measure, which now goes to the House, were forty-one Democrats, twenty-three Republicans and one Progressive. Opposing its passage were six Republicans– Senators Langer of North Dakota, Moore of Oklahoma, Revercomb of West Virginia, Shipstead of Minnesota, Taft of Ohio and Wherry of Nebraska, the minority whip–and one Democrat, Senator Wheeler of Montana. Senators Langer and Shipstead were the two who voted against ratification of the Charter.

Passage came after seven days of the Senate contest, which reached its final show-down stage in late afternoon as Senators Wheeler and Willis, Republican, of Indiana, sought to require the President to obtain specific Congressional authorization before he could make armed forces available to the UNO Security Council to halt an aggression or to maintain peace.

On this day in 1933, Janesville won’t quit:

1933 – Janesville Council Denies Prohibition End

On this date the Janesville Council drafted a “drastic liquor control law” that prohibited serving liquor. The law prohibited distilled spirits, but not beer, at bars, and limited liquor service to tables. Backrooms and “blinds” (closed booths) were also prohibited. The only place where packaged liquor was allowed to be sold was at municipal dispensaries. Further, bars were prohibited from selling packaged liquor. The next day, the city was uncommonly quiet as the 18th Amendment was repealed. For nearly 14 years, the 18th Amendment (the Prohibition Amendment), outlawed the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages within the U.S. [Source: Janesville Gazette, December 5, 1933, p.1]]

Here’s the final game in this week’s series from Puzzability:

This Week’s Game — November 30-December 4
The Possessive Filmfest
This week features some very personal movies. For each day, we’ll give you a series of clues, each of which leads to a word. You must drop one letter out of each of these answer words and put them together (in order), adding spaces as needed, to get the title of a movie that starts with a possessive first name.
Example:
Container for groceries / improved / out of danger / when dessert is served in a meal
Answer:
Babette’s Feast (bag / better / safe / last)
What to Submit:
Submit the movie’s title and the smaller words (as “Babette’s Feast (bag / better / safe / last)” in the example) for your answer.
Friday, December 4
Hot chocolate holder / brightest star in Orion / made a cut in lumber / wild dog of Australia

 

 

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