Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Today in the Sobel Timeline: July 1

On July 1, 1934, during his weekly address following the broadcast of the Galloway Playhouse vitavision show, North American Motors president Owen Galloway announced his opposition to North American Governor-General Douglas Watson's proposed bill to increase military appropriations. This marked the first time Galloway had ever spoken out on a political issue. In his address, Galloway said that "conditions are such that silence might be taken as assent, and this must not be." Galloway called the bill "unwise, unnecessary, and more likely to bring us to war than prevent a conflict," and he urged Grand Council members from both parties to oppose it and devote the country's resources to the "more pressing internal problems that face us today."

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