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Fanning Files


April 21, 2021

By Me

Often times change happens for the better. We can look nostalgically at a classic car, through misty eyes and say, “They sure don’t make ‘em like they used to.”

My reply is, generally, “Well, there’s a reason for that.”

How we viewed things in the past versus how we view them now is continually changing. Most often changes comes with resistance, but also with a reason. Just like there are not too many Model A Fords roaming the interstate in modern times, how people are referred to has also evolved. And, in my view, we should never go back.

As we celebrate 125 years of the local paper, I thought the following news article, printed in the Cashton Record as perfectly acceptable on June, 3, 1938, might be written differently today.

(Note: Jackie Robinson made his major league debut on April 15, 1947, as Brooklyn’s first baseman.)

First printed in the Cashton Record on June, 3, 1938...

Army and Negro Teams to Play At Cashton During Coming Week

The ARMY comes to town Sunday to do battle with Dr. N. H. Moen’s Cashton baseball team. Cashton has an open date in the L-M-V league schedule and Manager Moen was able to book the Army team from Camp McCoy. It will be remembered that last year Cashton took two close games from the Army, one of them in 13 innings. Both teams are stronger this year so an excellent afternoon of baseball is assured. Artie Dettman is slatted to do Cashton’s hurling.

Another big baseball day will be Saturday, June 11, when the famous Brown Cubs of Piney Woods, Mississippi, play on the local diamond against the home team. The Brown Cubs are one of the most clever colored nines on the road and they always put on a grand show for the spectators.

Don’t forget these two big baseball dates: Sunday, June 5 and Saturday, June 11 - at the Cashton ball park.


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