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Des Moines, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 24, 1959
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HENRY MARTIN Retires jan. i Henry P. Martin, general manager of The Register and Tribune Syndicate, has -announced his retirement effective next Jan 1, after 37 years of directing the syndicate he started. He will continue to be associated with the syndicate in a consultant capacity. Bruce Horton, who has been eastern manager cf the syndicate-' with offices in New York, will succeed Martin as general manager. He will divide his time between the New York bffice and the syn dicate headquarters in Des Moines. Started in 1922 Martin was the entire syn dicate when its first sale was made in 1922. A column, "Your Baby and Mine," which Myrtle Meyer Eldred had been writing for The Register, was sold to two newspapers nearly a continent apart, the Halifax, Nova Scotia. Herald and the Long Bench, Cal., Press-Telegram. The same column by the same author is still widely syndicated. The syndicate now has 59 features, including columns, comic strips and a news service, and its clients include 609 newspapers in the United States and publications in 39 other countries. The syndicate has pioneered in the development of many newspaper features. The serialization in 1933 of Laurence Stallings's book of photographs, "The First World War," opened a new era in the use of pictures in newspapers. "Greatest Story" Newspaper attention in recent years to religious and inspirational material dates from syndication in 1949 of "The Greatest Story Ever Told," by Fulton Oursler, which was published by hundreds of newspapers, many of them several times. Ed Reed's cartoon, "Off the Record," which first appeared in 1934, was one of the first humor panels ever published by newspapers. The health and beauty column, "Why Grow Old?" by Josephine Lowman, was started in 1936 after Martin discovered the author from her stones about exercise classes conducted in Tulsa, HORTON MARTIN Okla. The comic strip, "Jane Arden," now produced by Walter Graham, production manager of the syndicate, and Jim Seed of Toledo, Ohio, was the first comic to use perspective, close-ups and other art devices. Best of Year Recent syndicate additions include "The Better Half," a humor panel by Bob Barnes, who was voted the best artist of the year by the National Cartoonists Society; ' "Junior Grade," a comic strip about the very young; the first TV humor panel, "Channel Chuckles"; and "The Country Parson" by Frank Clark, managing editor of the syndicate. A graduate of Coe College, Martin came to Des Moines in 1920. He was circulation manager of 4he Des Moines Capital before he joined The Register and Tribune. Horton is a graduate of Salem College, Salem, W. Va. He worked for Gulf Oil Corp. for five years as assistant manager of the aviation gasoline sales department and was for 10 years promotion editor of the Pittsburgh Press beforehe came to The Register and Tribune Syndicate in 1945. SEEK CONTROL LONDON, ENGLAND W The government introduced a bill in parliament Friday to establish national control over the disposal of radioactive waste. EXERCISE AND YOUR HEALTH! Famous heart specialist and two noted physiologists tell of the dangers normal people face who get too little exercise, particularly after the age of 35. Mailed free by. EXERCISE FOR HEALTH, Box 429, Charles City, Iowa. Ask for pamphlets G, H & I. 1 1 . n : i p., . - t '. ... wmiMiiY " " s ' ....- "?0 "WW'' George WINDSOR EYES WATER CHANGE By Julie Zelenka The Windsor Heights city council Monday night direct ed Anderson Engineering Co. to consult with the Des Moines water works board about establishing a separate water system for the town. Donald A. Anderson of the Anderson firm told the council it would be to the city's advantage to purchase water wholesale from Des Moines. Low Pressure Residents of Windsor Heights now buy water individually from Des Moines. They have long complained they have low water pressure and inadequate water lines. Anderson said an economi cal water system for the city could be built by using the Des Moines Water Works as a source of supply. He said water would be metered at the Windsor Heights city limit and then resold to Windsor residents, any profit being used to install new water lines and replace old ones. Anderson said the commu nities of Pleasant Hill and Give already have arranged to operate their systems along similar ' ines. Earlier Request The Windsor council pe titioned the water board for permission to establish its own water system before the Crestwood area was annexed. The Des Moines board de layed action pending the an nexation outcome. Crestwood became part of Windsor Heights in 1956, but the water board hadn't revived the petition. Anderson also told the council that if the city had adequate water service, fire hydrants could be installed to provide better fire protection. Dr. H arris to Talk To Clive P.-T. A. Dr. John Harris, superintendent of the Des Moines schools, will address the Clive School Parent-Teacher Association at 8 p. m. today at Clive School. His subject will be "Trends in Modern Education." "Th money in our Christmas , rt i ,wf i: i? Si Wife; 1- Ml 'J lyYmn certainly piled up quickly! S this year." ,,....,......m, On Display at D. M. Gallery John Sloan's oil, Tugs." ' v J1 " - pi! (Pop) Hart's watercolor, "Market." CoffinGroup On Exhibit at Art Center By George Shane (Tin F.JKUUr'l An .T;;ir) An exceptionally interesting display of 12 works in the steadily growing Nathan Emory Coffin Memorial Collection now is on exhibit at the Des Moines Art Center. The works in the exhibitions are acquisitions which have been made during the last decade, and offer a study in the continuity which is developing in this traditional art collection. Paintings and sculptures in the exhibit are familiar works to faithful gallery visitors, but . their current group presentation gives a collective strength. Essentials Unchanged The works cotfer a span of 10 centuries, and demonstrate that essential aesthetic qualities of good work remain the same, although techniques, personal approach and interpretation of the visual world may vary greatly. The exhibition has been prepared by Miss Eva Gat-ling, acting Art Center director, at a time when the Goya portrait of Don Manuel Garcia de la Prada is at the Nelson Gallery in Kansas City, Mo., for restorative work. With the large picture out of the room temporarily, the opportunity was here for the present grouping of these other major art treasures in the Coffin collection. . Four objects on . display were purchased frpm the celebrated Brummer collection in 1949. These include a Tenth- Century font, a Fifteenth- Century Flemish Madonna, an early 'Fifteenth-Century angel, carved of limestone, and a Romanesque capital de picting the Last Supper and other scenes from the life of Christ. "The Reader," by Daumier, acquired in 1956, is next and Courbet's large painting, "Valley of Loue," follows. The Impressionist's concept may be -said to begin with Club of ths Valley Bank Let's be sure to join again 2 ; 3 ( Rodin's "Burgher," and close by is the Pissaro study of a bouquet of violets. More contemporary is the Maillol torso, and George (Pop) Hart's watercolor of the old market place on Decatur Street in New Orleans. "Tus" by Sloan Maurice Prentlergast's "Girl in the Blue Dress" follows and the most recent acquisition for the Coffin collection is "Tugs," a strong oil in black and white by John Sloan. The latter work has a climactic ' force in the exhibit. "Tugs" is out of Sloan's prime period, painted in a I day when he and a few other Americans had turned to the gaunt and dreary American city tak- ' ing 'inspiration from the noisy streets, alleys and' bleak waterfronts. The picture represents this valid restatement in art, and shares with the other works the same qualities which for centuries had produced the greatest in religious and secular arj. Funds used for the purchase of paintings in this collection are provided from the Winnie Ewing Coffin estate by the Coffin Fine Arts Trust. The works were acquired through action of the Ed-mundson Art board. . J - A t , m. T I II "", I Il.l.... V " " 7, ZlMSg r -iJiv ; ' J,LLJ,.,I.,, iin-r ------ mM'n"'mM .... . ..., - " - . Lsw--- ' '-"-''-'' ' -"r-r-'N- r. v . ... . ... ., v .. ... ........ v,-.-.'---':,'"iL' ' ---V -v. -- j l - ----- - - . , ' - - w ----- i '- i'.8... -..i.ifcl,M. l,HT"ig- r. . .. T .v.-.- .,.,, W ., ,,,,,,,,, .v'jV- ' - '-Wh- 1 De$ Moines Register Paqe 3 Tu., Nov. 24, 195? HEAVY TRAFFIC CAUSES JAMS Traffic in the loop during the evening rush hour Monday was the heaviest since the bus strike started 13 days ago, according to Capt. Vear Douglas, head of the police traffic bureau. Douglas said he thought three factors contributed to the jam: Night shopping, rain, and the fact that two conventions were, meeting h?re. He said foot patrolmen were on duty at intersections on Locust street from Fifth avenue to Eighth street; on Sixth avenue at Grand , avenue and Walnut streets; on Walnut at Seventh and Eighth streets; on Mulberry street at Sixth and Eighth streets and on Grand avenue at Fifth ave nue and Seventh street. Two Extras In addition, two patrolmen were drawn from regular pa trol duty to help with the crush of cars. The worst jams were caused by cars stopped in intersections instead of waiting at the crosswalks until traffic ahead had moved out of the way. This stalled traffic in all directions. Douglas called it "the toughest test yet far our men since the strike started." Traffic men are on duty at the intersections from 4 p. m. to 6 p. m.. Night Shopping Mondays present a special problem, Douglas explained, because many downtown stores remain open until 9 p. m. Douglas revealed that his order cancelling days off except Sunday for traffic men has been withdrawn. He made the order in the first days of the bus strike. Douglas said that starting Friday, patrolmen will be assigned to various downtown ntersoctions until 9 p. m. This is to meet the expected heavy Christmas shopping traffic, he said. . Douglas added that civilian auxiliary policemen will work at loop intersections not covered by regular policemen. D. M. STUDENT WINS AWARD FOR LISTENING A Drake University sopho more has won for the second straight year a listening contest at Bradley University. He is Lawrence E. Pope. son of Mr. James E. Pope, of 1446 Thirty-first st. ins listening contest was one event of the Bradley Invi tational Speech Tournament last weekend in Peoria, 111. Pope, a member of the Drake debate team, was one of 41 students from 25 colleges and universities entered in the event. The contestants listened, without being able to take notes, to a tape-recorded speech. They were then given a written examination of 30 questions covering the speech. The Cadillac of 1960 is an exceptional achievement in motor car conception and construction. It has been vastly improved in ride ... in handling case . . . and in responsiveness all areas in which many believed Cddillac had already attained perfection. And even VISIT YOUR LOCAL BETTS 17TH AND LOCUST - - 'til. ' til1- wZ rK' " ' if , , I I tit i t k Ui- &n ' K tUtjZ zvn&im '-M -;h: II I v if w A V-T - lilt I ' S - il Automobiles move across bridge opened Monday. This towers. The old span at right was closed for repairs and probably will be reopened before the end of the year. Each span, across the Mississippi river between Moline, III., and Bettendorf then will be one-way. The new 8-milIion-dollar span is a twin to the span constructed at a cost of $1,480,000 in 1935. PLAZA ROBBERY REPORT FALSE Five police cars rushed to the Merle Hay Plaza shopping center Monday night on the report that a robbery was in progress there. ' There was no robbery, but a woman driver received a traffic summons as a result of the dash. The report came fro..i the Sears, Roebuck store about 7:30 p. m. It turned out that the signal was flashed by an overactive automatic alarm system. West on Forest One of the cars going to the scene was driven by Patrolman George Noble. His partner was Melvin Nico-demus. They said they were going about 35 miles an hour west on Forest avenue with red light flashing and siren on. As the policemen approached Thirty-f o u r t h street, a car they were 'atmeucenees more meticulous care has been devoted to the brilliant bright work and high-gloss exteriors ... to the exquisite appointments and resplendent interiors. All this makes the new Cadillac more desirable than ever. Drive it soon it's a wonderful experience. AUTHORIZED CADILLAC, X IK rHOTO BY THE HKOISTER IOWA NEWS BKRVICI New Mississippi Span the new span of the Iowa-Illinois Memorial , view is toward Bettendorf from one of th passing turned left, grazing the rear bumper of the police car. The officers continued to the scene of the reported robbery. Meanwhile, the driver of the other car, Mrs. John R. Schmid. 28, of 3924 Fiftieth st., called her husband, who in turn called police, Failure to Yield WHen all parties got together later, Patrolman Albert Knight, accident investigator, issued Mrs. Schmid a sum mons for failure to yield the right of way to an emergency vehicle. There was another false robbery report earlier Monday. At the IowaOes Moines National Bank someone turned on the automatic burglary alarm, then forgot to shut one of the bank doors. When the door was shut, the alarm went off. NEWTON'S LAW Jet planes operate on the principle of Newton's Third Law of Motion: Every action produces a reaction equal in force and opposite in direc tion. 'aC DEALER INC. PHONE AT -0265 - tfM 2 BURNED AS FUMES IGNITE A husband and wife suffered minor burns Monday night when fire broke out in the kitchen of their home at 1510 E. Thirty-sixth st. J. A. Exline was burned on the left forearm and scorched on the face. His wife was burned on the right forearm. Both were treated at home by firemen and neighbors. Fire Lt. George Turbett said the fire started while Mrs. Exline was washing a sweater in a cleaning solution in the kitchen sink. He said the stove was near by and a gas burner was lit. The cleaner fumes ignited. Flames spread to the sweater and then to a Venetian blind. Exline rushed to his wife's aid and attempted to smother the flames with a blanket. J Turbett estimated damage to the kitchen at about $150.

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