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(1939 Newspaper, FYI)
Boston Bruins take Stanley Cup
Yesterday the Boston Bruins secured the Stanley Cup for the team’s second championship. The series finished at a 4-1 record in favor of the Bruins, with their opponent the Toronto Maple Leafs not putting up much of a fight. The teams split the first two games of the series, but Bruin’s goalie Frank Brimsek performed admirably, leading his team to the next 3 consecutive wins.
Though the Bruins could have asked for a more challenging opponent in the final round, by no means did they have an easy time getting there. Going to 7 games with the New York Rangers in the American Division semifinals and playing in 4 sudden death overtime games in that series. Bruins’ right winger Mel Hill was the hero of the series, scoring 3 game winning overtime goals and earning the nickname “Sudden Death.”
September 1, 1939
German Troops Invade Poland: War Imminent?
In 1938 Adolf Hitler decided that the Sudatenland was supposed to be a part of Germany and proceeded to invade it. World powers decided to act using the policy of ‘appeasement’, allowing Hitler to have the Sudatenland as long as he swore to not encroach on the territory of any other nations. Hitler agreed to comply with this demand, but the policy was apparently ineffective. Hitler has broken his word, and early this morning his troops began their invasion of Poland. On August 25 Britain formed a military alliance with Poland, and therefore is expected to declare war on Germany within the next few days.
If Britain declares war, it can expect little to no help from the United States. US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt has passed a series of Neutrality Acts that are designed to restrict what assistance the US can give to its European allies. The USSR has also recently signed a ‘non aggression pact’ with Germany, known as the Nazi-Soviet Pact. While this pact has been officially labeled a ‘non aggression’, it contains clauses that divide many nations near Germany and the USSR into ‘spheres of interest’ that dictates that following the invasion of any of those nations portions of them would be forcibly given to either the USSR or Germany.
1939 World’s Fair
With over 200,000 people in attendance, the 1939 World’s Fair opened in New York on April 30.
The Fair features various thematic zones, such as Transportation, Communications, and more. Each zone is divided not by barriers or obvious dividers, but by various cues such as different colored lighting. Separate from these zones is the Amusement Area, which has proved to be the most popular section during the Fair’s span. The Amusement Area provides people with the opportunity to move away from the overtly intellectual nature of the rest of the fair and enjoy rides such as a roller coaster and a parachute jump. Along with these rides, many carnival acts are part of the Amusement Area, one being a collection of performing midgets.
Some of the most popular exhibits adorning the World’s Fair were the 1939 time capsule and a new invention being called the television. The time capsule contained, amongst much more, copies of Life Magazine, a kewpie doll, a dollar in change, a pack of Camel cigarettes and millions of pages of text on microfilm. The television is a relatively new invention that allows one to watch moving pictures in their own home.
Overall, a project designed to help dredge the economy out of the worst depths of a depression has been very successful.