(The 178th Edition)


Victor Edward Swanson,



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To all "liberals" and "communists" and "socialists"
and "fascists" and "Shariaists," I state--I promote hate toward
Barack Hussein Obama (a killer), all Democrats, most
of the high-level people in the Republican Party, and people
who are tied to Islamic law or Sharia and Allah
(the piece of shit idea created by men).  One reason for
that is they support the "Shared Responsibility Payment."  It is
a federal tax on people for not buying federal-government
approved health-care insurance and
for not helping to pay for other people's health
care, such as foreigners who are illegal aliens (whether or not
they are children) and defects of nature like Caitlyn Jenner who
want to change their outward appearance from one sex type to
another sex type.  I do not pay for others who do not care
for themselves, especially under threat, coming for rotten
politicians.  It is not my "responsibility" to promote and support
rottenness!  A good person must learn the skill to hate on
demand to protect the self.  Hate is power to destroy
rottenness and rotten people fully.  Learn the skill!

- - - Travel Thoughts for Everyone - - -

    It is easy to find rotten people in Michigan.  On Friday, January 18, 2019, a resident of Michigan--Nathan Phillips, who is an American Indian and an "activitist" (not unlike Barack Hussein Obama), who lives in Ypsilanti, and who is 64 years of age--harassed students of Covington Catholic High School (of  northern Kentucky) at Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., and, in essence, helping to harass the students were members of the Black Hebrew Israelites (often only called the informally the Black Israelites), a group not unlike The New Black Panthers.  A smart and good person who has seen the full video of the assult on the students is well aware of the rottenness of the Black Hebrew Israelites and Nathan Phillips, who actually approached the students (and not the other way around as some rotten news entities have tried to claim).  On Wednesday, Janiuary 23, 2019, I learned through an article in the Detroit Free Press (the communistic newspaper) entitled "Native Leader: Let's Meet, Talk" (Warikoff, Niraj.  "Native Leader: Let's Meet, Talk." Detroit Free Press, 23 January 2019, pp. 1A and 7A.) that Nathan Phillips wanted to meet with the people (such as students) of Covington High School to discuss race relations.  That idea of a meeting by Nathan Phillips is crap!  The students have no reason to meet with the rotten old man!  The students did nothing wrong, and they need not waste time talking with a piece of crap from Michigan and negotiate over nothing.  For years around this country, students in schools have had American Indian names for school teams and such, and the names were not chosen to knock down American Indians, and over the years, Democrats and communists and socialists have been pressuring schools to get rid of the names and such, and that is making the American Indians a lost group of people, and yet Nathan Phillips says nothing about that and is pushing crap on the students at Covington High School.  I guess American Indians want Nathan Phillips, who acted like a jackass, to be the face of their culture.  In essence, over the last one-thousand years at least, the American Indian culture was a stagnant culture--stuck in primative ways, with no impetus to create a complex society with complex machines--and the culture was shaken up with modernization through the influx of people from, for example, Europe and Asia with tools and industrial thoughts and inventions, which has resulted in medical drugs and such that are helping to keep Nathan Phillips alive, and, today, it looks as if American Indians have another big problem, and it is a cultural problem!  [Note: What would be Nathan Phillips's life expectancy be if people from, for example, Europe and Asia had never showed up on the continent--he would probably only live to around 35 years of age.]  When you travel in Michigan, you can come across rotten people like Nathan Phillips, just another enslavist (coming from the socialistic wing of the American Indian culture, a wing that may be quite large).

    Recently, a building in Detroit known as the home of United Sound Systems for many years has been in the news.  The building is a house, which is located at 5840 Second Avenue, that I say has been one of the most important in relation to entertainment history in Detroit.  Of the most important houses related to entertainment in Detroit, it probably could be called the second most important, if you look at years of use (from first-use date in relation to entertainment to last).  Many people know about the two houses related to "Motown" (the main address of which is 2648 West Grand Boulevard) that started to become tied to entertainment in 1959 and only had a short period of use, given the main operations of Motown were moved to Los Angeles, California, in the early 1970s [Note: I do note that E.H. Scott Radio Laboratories used the building in around 1941.].  Another of the famous houses in Detroit tied to entertainment is "The Historic Owen Stanley Fawcett House of 1894," which was located at 152 Putnam (or 672 Putnam, starting on August 1, 1920) from 1894 to about 1985, which was when the house was about to be abandoned and which was when the Motown Museum was opened up to the public, and I consider the house at 672 Putnam to be the most-important house related to entertainment history in Detroit.  The reason that the United Sound Systems House has been in the news recently is it was a house that might be destroyed because freeway construction, but it was bought by the Michigan Department of Transportation in January 2019, and the house is going to be saved.  The history of the house goes back to 1916, when it was built at 1170 Second (which would become 5840 Second on August 1, 1920, when the building addressing system in Detroit was changed).  It was in January 1917 when the house was ready for use; for example, in January 1917, someone living at 152 Palmer West (in Detroit) was advertising for people to rent living quarters at the house at 1170 Second, and the advertisement noted that the house was a duplex, had unusually large rooms, and had conveniences up to the minute, and the advertisement noted that a potential renter of the one of two apartments could telephone the advertiser at MA-6433 (a.k.a. MArket-6433).  The first family living in the house may have been the Anthony F. Wolfschlager family, the head of whom had been involved in the travel business by train or steamship since at least 1883; in the late 1800s and early 1900s, A.F. Wolfschlager had been a ticket agent for such entities as the Wabash Railroad (sort of a midwestern railroad system) and the Great Northern Steamship Co., working in Detroit.  I cannot report what family was the first family in the house, but the Anthony F. Wolfschlager family was in the house in the fall of 1917, and I can report that the A.F. Wolfschlager family was in the house in 1919, and around 1922, the A.F. Wolfschlager family was still living at 5840 Second, and, for instance, Mrs. Irene Wolfschlager was a member of the Detroit Teachers' Association, and in June 1922, she attended the National Education Association meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.  I cannot report here when the A.F. Wolfschlager family left 5840 Second, but I can report that Anthony F. Wolfschlager and Irene Wolfschlager were living at 70 East Palmer Avenue, Detroit, when he died in January 1936.  In February 1918, another advertisement showed up for the public, such as in the Detroit Free Press, and the advertisement noted that on April 1, 1918, an apartment at 1170 Second would be open, and the house had a breakfast room, a sleeping porch, and eight rooms, and a potential renter could contact the advertiser by telephone at MA-6433.  I can report that, around December 1918, Mrs. Ralph E. Collins (and probably Mr. Ralph E. Collins) had one of the apartments of 1170 Second, and in May 1919, Mr. and Mrs. Cullen Corliss became one of the families living at 1170 Second.  At some time between 1919 and 1929, when the big stock-market crash took place, the house was being used by businesses, and it was not completely abandoned as a personal residence for anyone it seems.  From July 1927 to March 1933, for instance, a company called the Automatic Heat Corporation was in the building, and the company was involved with selling oil-based heating units made by, for instance, the Petroleum Heat and Power Company (of Connecticut), which had existed since 1903 and which made the Automatic Heat Corporation a subsidiary in March 1933, and the Petroleum Heat and Power Company was soon out of the building after buying the Automatic Heat Corporation [Note: I found the Petroleum Heat and Power Company--the new name of the subsidiary--at 4606 Cass, Detroit, in 1934.].  From at least 1934 to October 1936, Charles Brushaber was living at 5840 Second and advertising that he was selling good furniture from the location; Charles Brushaber had gotten into selling furniture by following in his father's profession, and his father--John Brushaber--had started up "John Brushaber" (a company selling furniture) at a location on Gratiot Avenue in 1870, and J. Brushaber Sons Co. (headed by William and Charles Brushaber, the sons of John Brushaber) had been created soon after John Brushaber had died in February 1911, and J. Brushaber Sons Co. had been liquidated in 1931.  Starting in January 1937, Ford-Aire Sales, which was involved with selling heating units and air-conditioning units, began to use the building as a headquarters, and the company was only in the building for a very short time, and, by the way, a company called Polytechnical Laboratories (which was involved with making, for instance, camera equipment) would be in the building for a while around 1949.  James Siracuse was born in 1906 in South Africa, and James Siracuse is credited with creating United Sound Systems Company, which, it seems, showed up as an existing company at 5840 Second Avenue in 1939 or at least 1940; James Siracuse had started out in the entertainment business as a guitarist, and it seems James Siracuse had gotten the roots of United Sound Systems started in the 1920s.  Incidentally, the 1940 U.S. Census, the house-to-house-survey portion of which began being done in April 1940 in Detroit, shows that James V. Siracuse was living at 5840 Second Avenue at the time of the census taking and living at the place with Esther Siracuse.  One of the early big-deal records recorded at 5840 Second was a tune called Bomb Tokyo, which was written James Siracuse and Amherst Turner, and Bomb Tokyo had Paul Davis and the McColl Twins doing the singing and had Frank Sidney's band (called the Music Operator Band on the record label) providing the music, and the early 1942 release was designed to be a fund-raiser for the war effort during World War II [Note: When the tune was released, it was offered through some 5,000 juke boxes operated by United Music Operators of Michigan, and the song was played to the public in public by roaming sound trucks (with speakers on them) [Note: Bomb Tokyo is available through YouTube.].  Between about 1939 and the 1960s, numerous now-famous performers did recording at United Sound Systems, and it was used for other entertainment-related purposes, such as, in January 1957 and January 1958, as a place used to find people to become announcers [Note: In January 1957 and January 1958, professional broadcasters did auditions and interviews of people who wanted to get into the announcing field.].  Before Berry Gordy Jr. would set up Motown Records at what is now known as the Motown Museum (or Hitsville U.S.A.) in 1959, he was involved in making recordings at United Sound Systems.  James Siracuse, who had headed United Sound Systems at 5840 Second as the president from about 1939 to 1971, died at 85 years of age on December 3, 1988.  In the last thirty years of the 1900s, the studios at United Sound Systems continued to be used, such as when it was under the control of a man named Don Davis in the 1970s or so (whose business was United Sound Systems Inc. and a different company from the original United Sound Systems Company), and in the 1970s, Don Davis worked with such performers as The Dramatics, Eddie Kendricks, and Johnnie Taylor [Note: Around the time that Johnny Taylor's song entitled Disco Lady was a hit song in 1976, I was given a tour of United Sound Systems, and I met Don Davis (and a business associate of Don Davis's named Brian).].  My research shows that, between 1939 and 2018, some of the performers or groups who used the studios of United Sound Systems (whatever the company) were Clifford Binns, Paul Stuart Davies, The Dells, Duke Ellington, Arthea Franklin, The Funk Brothers, Marvin Gaye, Dizzy Gillespie, Albert King, Gladys Knight, Little Willie John, Ted Lloyd (as "Sagebrush Shorty," a well-known Detroit television character of the late 1950s and early 1960s, singing Sagebrush Shorty Song and Be Kind to Each Other), The MC5, Charlie Parker, The Rockets, Yvan Silva, The Rolling Stones, Bob Seger, Barbra Streisand, Robin Trower, Muddy Waters, Jackie Wilson, and the singing team of Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis (who made up a husband-and-wife team).  It seems to me a big reason United Sound Systems became a passé place to do recordings is a software product know as Pro Tools, the history of which began in the 1980s, and it is a recording and sound-editing system used with a computer, and it allows a person to, in essence, make good recordings anywhere [Note: The 2013 documentary entitled Sound City, which I saw for the first time a few weeks ago and which had such performers in it as Stevie Nicks and Paul McCartney, was about the history of the Sound City studio of Van Nuys, California, and it was reported in the documentary that Pro Tools was instrumental in leading to the close of recording studios all over the country.  I note that I am aware the house at 5840 Second seems to have been tied to people involved in illegal-drug dealings at some time between 2000 and 2018, and a little before the house would be bought by the Michigan Department of Transportation, it was about to be confiscation by the federal government.].  In 2009, a woman named Danielle Scott bought the 1916 property, and in 2014, the house was opened to the public, and it was used for recordings again, and it became a limited-type museum (being open by appointment).  In 2017, a Michigan historical marker was set up at the property, and instrumental in getting the marker set up had been the Detroit Sound Conservancy.  It looks as if what I call "The United Sound Systems House of 1916" will become a more prominent museum some time after it has been moved a very short distance.  Today "The Historic United Sound Systems House of 1916" can be seen at 5840 Second Avenue.

    Warning announcement!  Because of incidents at schools for children and incidents at other places for people in general tied to "Sharia" or "Islamic Law" or even the religion/political system known as "Islam," I now regularly have this paragraph as a part of each edition of Michigan Travel Tips.  The governmental system of the United States of America based on The U.S. Constitution and "Sharia" or, informally, Islam law, are not compatible and cannot co-exist, and one reason is "Sharia" (et cetera) is a political system, in which there is one-party rule, and that one party is basically made up or controlled by religious leaders who base all the ways of their culture or society on "Sharia" or "Islamic Law."  Those who uphold and practice "Sharia" have no tolerance for the existence of Christianity or Buddhism or Hinduism or non-religion, and that is a fact, and "Sharia" is a political system in which women are second-rate human bodies and in which clergy can be involved in determining  business transactions, and there is no "freedom of speech" tied to politics in a society related to "Sharia."  When you travel around Michigan and in other states of the country, watch for signs that rotten people are trying to teach you or family members, especially children, that "Sharia" is good and "Allah" is good and teach you or family members that the United States of America is bad and that, for instance, Christianity and Buddhism and Hinduism are bad, which I have evidence is happening and which is being brought about by people who are clearly working to make "Sharia" and "Islamic Law" a dominant political system in the world (it is a political system as rotten as socialism and fascism and communism are, since it promotes violence and thuggery and coercion and killing under the face of religion).  By the way, a society based on "Sharia" really creates nothing in the long run and does not advance the human society as a whole since it is too busy suppressing the ideas of people and keeping that ideas of the society based of ways of only a few minds up front (the political leaders), whose main purpose is too keep themselves enriched through  the work of others, the many--it is a gang-run society really.  Yes, if you run across people pushing the idea that Muslim stuff--particularly the true The Quran and not the translations of The Quran that are faked to hide the true nature of Islam--is better than the U.S. is, especially to little children, go public and make it known to other good people and fight back against it.

    The information available to me at the time this document was published on the Internet is that the United Sound Systems House will be moved less than a lot away from the current location.  I wonder if people versed in archaeology will do at least a little work around area where the house currently stands.  It is very likely that, over the years, people dropped things in the grass or whatever around the building.

    In Berrien Springs (of Berrien County of Michigan), there is a building that is an archaeological museum devoted to near-Eastern artifacts.  The place is part of the campus of Andrews University, and it can be called the Institute of Archaeology and Siegfried H. Horn Museum.  The museum has about 8,500 objects.  Some of the objects are old clay tablets, dating back to 2300-2000 BC.  There are coins, pottery pieces, tools, and jewelry.  The Siegfried H. Horn Museum is located at 9047 Old U.S.-31, and it is open on Saturdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. when the university is in session during the year.

    Hold it!  Let me get back to United Sound Systems.  Currently, the place has a basement.  It seems very unlikely that the basement, where recordings have been done, can be moved.  It looks to me as if the basement will have to be replicated at the new location for the United Sound Systems House, which will probably be called the United Sound Systems Museum.  In addition, the new location for the United Sound Systems House is where there is currently a parking lot for the place.  It seems very likely to me good stuff--archaeological stuff, such as old coins and guitar picks--could be covered over by the concrete and whatever.  I hope some jackass is not appointed to head up the project of moving the United Sound Systems House.

    While I was putting this document together, I got help from Joyce Middlebrooks (Librarian II) at the Burton Historical Collection of the main branch of the Detroit Public Library, and Joyce Middlebrooks provided me with the original address number for the Historic United Sound Systems House, and she may have found the information in old Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of Detroit, which she had available to her at the library.  I searched old Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps available at the Library of Congress through the Internet, but none of the pages available through the Internet covered Second Avenue where the house is.  While I looked at several hundred pages of maps of Detroit in the early 1900s, I had the sense of a growing city and not a dying city, and when I saw vacant lots, I understood the vacant lots were not vacant because something had been burned down, such as in the 1980s, when, for instance, Devil's Night fires were commonplace in Detroit.  Today, many blocks for houses in Detroit have blank spots or empty lots, and it is sort of like looking at blocks for houses in Detroit around 1900, when some lots had yet to have houses built on them.  By the way, what I call "The Historic Owen Stanley Fawcett House of 1894," which was located at 152 Putnam (and later called 672 Putnam), was one of only two houses on a short stretch of Putnam for about two decades after the house at 152 Putnam had been built [Note: Around the middle of the 1970s, when I was associated with the house at 672 Putnam, there were about ten houses on the short stretch of block, and now, all the houses are gone, having been destroyed in the late 1980s.].

    Oh, when The Historic Owen Stanley Fawcett House of 1894 (in Detroit) was torn down around 1986, it seems very unlikely anyone was concerned with finding good stuff in the ground on the little bit of land around the place.

    Enjoy your traveling in Michigan!

    Stay well!


    P.S. #1: Remember: While you travel in Michigan, remind your children or grandchildren that they should never pledge to be a "servant to Obama" or a servant to any politician or sing the praises of Barack Obama, and to help you remember other matters that you should teach children about bad politicians, such as Barack Obama (who can be described as an "enslave"), see such other documents of mine as Conservatism for Children and What Conservatism Means (which can be reached through this link: Conservatism) and Lessons for Children about Politics and Dangerous People (which can be reached through this link: Children).  (Note: I first passed along the subject of not being a "servant to Obama" and the like in the publication entitled T.H.A.T. #58, which can be reached through this link: T.H.A.T. #58.)

    P.S. #2: While you travel in Michigan, it is easy to come across evidence of rotten people or to meet rotten people. One really rotten man is Richard Bernstein, who is a new member to the Supreme Court for the State of Michigan.  Evidence of his rottenness can be found in my document entitled Richard Bernstein--A Man Who Hopes You Are Blind to His Rottenness, which can be reached through this Bernstein link.  Yet, on Monday, January 12, 2015, the Detroit Free Press did a story about Richard Bernstein to sell Richard Bernstein as something good, though he is not (Ahern, Louise Knott.  "State's 1st blind justice aims to be inspiration."  Detroit Free Press, 12 January 2014, p. 4A.).  I report--I urge anyone who runs a business and loses a court case in which Richard Bernstein was one of the presiding judges to have the decision thrown out or killed through another case, since Richard Bernstein, while running to be elected to the Supreme Court of Michigan, made it clear that he was going to be biased against businesses if he were to be elected to the Supreme Court of Michigan, and that is a fact. Richard Bernstein is a rotten man!

    Your travel tip in this edition of Michigan Travel Tips is:

    The Institute of Archaeology & the Siegfried H. Horn Museum, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Berrrien County, the Lower Peninsula.

    And also noted in this edition:

    The "United Sound Systems" House, Detroit, Wayne County, the Lower Peninsula.


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