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Friday, March 23, 1951
LONG VALLEY --- We never seem to realize how dependent we are on modern conveniences until something goes wrong with them.
Here in town, for instance all the electricity was cut off while folks were asleep last night. Most of the electric clocks said ti happened at five minutes after three in the morning.
Nobody was bothered much at the time except Joe Pappas, the night man at Goldie’s Good Eats, and he switched over from electric grill to an old wood range that hadn’t been used for years and fried ham and eggs for the truck drivers who came by.
The power company told everybody who phoned that it was sending a repair crew right over from the country seat, but when the juice still wasn’t on by noon people began to get sore.
E. Tilden Evans, our leading windbag lawyer, was real put out. Mr. Parts-His_name in the Middle missed his shave because he uses an electric razor. When I saw him he was rubbing the bristles on his red chin and real indignant: “Very tender skin --- can’t stand a blade on my face! What kind of service do they call this?” If the power company doesn’t look out, it’s either going to get scratched or get sued.
In 1951, Hopalong Cassidy had a daily column that
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