Daily Bread for 3.5.15

Good morning, Whitewater.

Thursday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of thirteen. Sunrise is 6:22 and sunset is 5:49, for 11h 27m 05s of daytime. We’ve a full moon today.

Whitewater’s Landmarks Commission meets today at 6:30 PM.

Google has a doodle today in honor of Momofuku Ando, inventor of instant noodles:

On this day 1946, Winston Churchill delivers his ‘Iron Curtain’ Speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. (Churchill had entitled the speech Sinews of Peace, but it’s his reference to an iron curtain that stuck.) The New York Times reported on the speech:

Fulton, Mo., March 5 – A fraternal association between the British Empire and the United States was advocated here today by Winston Churchill to stem “the expansive and proselytizing tendencies” of the Soviet Union.

Introduced by President Truman at Westminster College, Great Britain’s wartime Prime Minister asserted that a mere balance of power in the world today would be too narrow a margin and would only offer “temptations to a trial of strength.”

On the contrary, he added that the English-speaking peoples must maintain an overwhelming preponderance of power on their side until “the highroads of the future will be clear, not only for our time but for a century to come.”

Says Curtain Divides Europe

Mr. Churchill painted a dark picture of post-war Europe, on which “an iron curtain has descended across the Continent” from Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic.

Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Sofia and Bucharest are all being subjected to increasing pressure and control from Moscow, he said, adding:

“This is certainly not the liberated Europe we fought to build up. Nor is it, one which contains the essentials of permanent peace.”

See, full text of Churchill’s speech to Westminster College.

On this day in 1935, a silver magnate dies:

1935 – Elizabeth “Baby Doe” McCourt Dies
On this date, the controversial wife of Horace (H.A.W.) Tabor, silver mine owner during the 19th century Colorado gold and silver booms, died. Born Elizabeth Bondeul McCourt in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in 1854, she was first married to Harvey Doe, Jr. of Oshkosh but in 1880 divorced him on the grounds of adultery. She then moved to Colorado where she married Leadville’s silver king, Horace Tabor. Despite great wealth, she died penniless and alone in Leadville: she froze to death in a cabin near the famous Matchless mine, which in its heyday had produced $10,000 worth of silver ore per day. Elizabeth and Horace are the subject of an American opera, “The Ballad of Baby Doe”….

Here’s today’s game in Puzzability‘s Vegging in series:

This Week’s Game — March 2-6
Vegging In
We’re dishing up a healthy serving every day this week. For each day, we’ve taken the name of a vegetable, added a letter, and scrambled all the letters to get a new word. The answer phrase, described by each day’s clue, is the vegetable followed by the new word.
Deep-dish meal with a vegetable base
Escarole casserole
What to Submit:
Submit the phrase, with the vegetable first (as “Escarole casserole” in the example), for your answer.
Thursday, March 5
One of a group of 17th-century Englishmen who were strictly religious about their choice of vegetable
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