Moberly Monitor-Index (Moberly, Missouri) 1 December 1936 Page 4

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Moberly Monitor-Index
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1 December 1936  Page 4 - by a with W. and be at HANNIBAL STARTS A TWAIN...
by a with W. and be at HANNIBAL STARTS A TWAIN MUSEUM Four-Room House Will House Collection of the Writer's Personal Effects HANNIBAL, Mo., Dec. 1 -T -Mark Twain lovers throughout the nations were invited today to join in establishing a permannent museum here to perpetuate the memory of the famous humorist- who spent.: his boyhood in Hanni- ibal' and immortalized, the river era m his writings. A dinner last night, sponsored by the Mark Twain Commission, culminated the observance ' of Twain's' 101st birthday and plans were outlined for- similar events to be" held each year on Nov. 30 for 100 years. House Given 1 To- CHy A four-room house, next door to Twain's boyhood home and owned by his father, John M. Clemens, will house' the memorial collection of his personal effects and mementoes. The house was purchased by the Chamber of Commerce and presented to the city yesterday at a luncheon in the dining room of the author's home'. Judge B. E. Bigger, vice president president of the Mark Twain Commission, Commission, said funds will be collected collected to remodel the interior of the original structure and to erect a new j fireproof addition; "The museum project has aroused interest interest of Mark , Twain lovers throughout' the nation," Bigger added, -'and .-many have offered to provide relics." ..... A feature of last night's birthday birthday dinner was the reproduction of actual echoes from Hannibal's 193fi Mark'Twain Centennial. All main events of the year-long festival nad been, recorded and among those whose voice was reproduced was '- Clara Gabrilo- witsch, Mark Twain's daughter, dedicating the temporary museum here. , Students of the fine arts de- pax tment of Hannibal-LaGrange College presented a play, ''The Lion' Roars,-',' prize-winning production production of a contest at the University University of Missouri during the Centennial celebration. ' Twain Twain Statue For London NEW X.ORK, Dec. 1 /P -- Mark- Twain- memorial foundation announced -last night a huge brcnze head of Mark Twain, Missouri humorist, had been accepted accepted by the British government and the city council of London and would be unveiled on the banks of the Thames at the coronation. The head was done by Walter Russell, American sculptor. sculptor. v

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