The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa on May 9, 1920 · Page 8
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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 8

Des Moines, Iowa
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Sunday, May 9, 1920
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6 M THE PES MOINES REGISTER : SUNDAY MORNING. MAY 9, 1920. lOVMN'S FORBEAR IN HALL OF FAME William Austin Burt Great' Grand-Father, of Waterloo Man. tywlal to Tha lftr. WATERLOO, la., Mar 8. William Austin Burt, great grandfather of Austin Burt, general manager of tiie Cltisena' Ohm and Electric company of Waterloo, haa been nominated for place In the ball of fame In JJew York university, and hie election Is expected In June, The elder Burt was a celebrated Inventor, surveyor, astronomer, ' mathematician and navigator. Ills . nomination to the ball of fame was made bv a board of sclen- i fists after claims presented by H IS. Burt of Chicago, a grandson. It Is based upon his Invention of the first mocbunlcal writing marhtne, ' or typewriter, the solar compass, the equatorial sextant and his work as government surveyor.- . Norn In Massachusetts In 1793, William Austin Burt came west in the early thirties. He surveyed the rirtn principal meridian between the Mississippi, west of Dubuque, ana the Missouri rivers in 1836. , This fact enshrined him In the records of Iowa for all time to come, for the fifth meridian la referred to In every real estate description. He also survevnd the boundary between Minnesota and Wisconsin. Ills son, Alvln Burt, finding eastern Jowa "the most glorious land lie had ever seen,", located in 183 7 near Dubuque. William Austin Burt surveyed the sites of Milwaukee, Davenport and Hock Island. v NEW OFFICERS ELECTED Burlington Chosen For Next Con-vontlon of Iowa T. P. A. SlieriaJ to Tbc lWiatar. . MARSHALLTOWN, la., May . . Iowa division of the Travelers Protective Association of America cloBed its annual convention here this afternoon after choosing Burlington as the next meeting place and eloclng officers. W. K. Ran-, som of Davenport was elected president; B. A. Allen' of Cednr Haplds, secretary; A. Lagomarrlno of Davenport, first vice president; J. W. Frank of Keokuk, second vice president; E. H. Anew of Os-kaloosa, third vine president and (. R. Hnhrtw of Waterloo chaplain.1 All-Star t ' 'v (F " 1 m,m,(( nil i "i Iff The best In local theatrical tal ent, together with several outside players, the standard of whose work Is well known here, will be brought together on the Berchel stage tomorrow night in the opening per formance of Phillip Sheffield's sew play, "The Mirage." , The play will run at the Berchel for seven days, from Monday night. May 10, to the following Sunday night. There will be two matinees on Saturday and Sunday of the coming week. ' A fitting close to the local theatrical season Is this presentation of Sheffield's work, which. If successful here, will go east to try Its mettle In "big league" theatrical circles. In the leading Tole Selmar Jack- The new board of directors Is composed of W. B. Peterson, John KHiTilnch Sr., h. h. McWsn, A. F. ZertinlheLongRun ou can always tell the-BEST Inner Tube at a glance; it is red and it bears the name Goodrich. Tiie B. F. Cocxtr'ci Rubber ,tMakerx of the Suvertowm Cast to Present "The Mirage" 1 "i i 1 " . . . ., r i ' 1 1 -s " 1 1 i f I'm mam son, former leading -man at the Princess, will appear, while supporting him willl be a bevy of the city's most popular actors and actresses. Reservations started yesterday at the box office of the Berchel, and Duerr, W. C. Heuck, Davenport; P. W. Welt, Burlington; C. R. Rohdn, Waterloo; L. C. gteln. Ot- i It , INNER TUBES Comfaw. Akron. Ohio America's First CordTilrr the American Legion, under whose I auspice tbe play Is being present ed, reported a capacity eale for at least the early days of the week. Tt Is probable that by Tuesday or Wednesday the house will have sold out for the entire week. tumwa; R. F. Beltz, Council Bluffs: J. N. Cunningham, Sioux City and rranK Knofle, Marsnalltown. i CAMP DODGE DAY AT AUDITORIUM SHOW Military Band and Quartet on Bid for Monday. The CamrVDodee military band, a I All art Fit rf cnMIt, aftiBBn nA two army officers on the Monday Iunui noon Din bi ine Auauorium gave a decidedly military sen doff i io ino secona weeg or. xne inter Tho popular Claflln' university nTllnlAf and ha nffloinl Inlni. I board iDO1tin nicturA will mii. iimun b win ine siory lecture an- Bwornn xno quesuons or visitors in rejura io ine symoonsm oi tne aec I oratlve nun Ala Rntira.iv tir ra I turfM hllllr ht 111 tho nnno-pam nr the balance of the week. . Motion pictures In the colors of nature by the Prizma process, Burton Ttalmna . f rw vfilnwu l.iu t V"u ture cinsslcs poems of the screen, and the Lincoln Cycle pictures will continue to form a prominent part of the afternoon's entertainment. More Churches Cains Films. Thj nrAAAnlatlnn thaaA lima. rifir 1 1 i' r 1 1 r on 11 mafia Anaaih a jco-operatlon of the loeal Paramount- ""ij vTCnaiiKe wnicn is tnus snow- Iius nB appreciauon to ine inter-board exposition for the efforts of the CentAiiaXV annwrvatlAn nnmmta. tee of the Methodist ohuroh to Introduce motion pictures as a feature of church entertainment and education. The excbnge reports that while last year nine churches Were USlnff fllma thl vat alKlr are using their service. The variety of lecture topics of the week Just closed which dealt with India. Marfan, i-atin ambi the Philippines. Africa., and (hs I southern Hlrhlanrtorm rt th, nntA etates, give an insight of what Is in Prominent Sneakers Heard. store for thla week's audiences. Prominent speakers from all parts of the world who in most cases speak on sublects with the en-1 Easy Time Payments BEDROOM FURNITURE Louis XVI Suite of American Walnut Five PiecesSpecially Priced The beautiful lines anl elegant finish make this a suite greatly to be desired. You cannot select a suite that will better reflect good taste and refinement than this. It , Toilet Table, Chiffonier, $137.50 Dresser for $107, $97.50 Toilet Table $79 And $17.50 American 44 Special for this week $87.50 Axminster Rugs $64 t They 're 9x1 2 foot ruga, of exceptionally high j quality. The patterns and the i color blendings are un usually attractive. P,ull line of other rugs. Easy Payments Army Orders WASHINGTON, D. C, May 8. Lieut. Col. AlRha Brumage, F. A., is relieved from duty, Camp Travis, Tex., and will report for duty at Camp Dodge. The following named officers, chemical warfare service, will proceed from dgewood, Md., to Des Moines, la., for temporary duty In connection with tbe chemical warfare exhibit i Capt. Louis L. Battler, Jr., First Lieutenant Otto 0. Ze-mann, infantry; Second Lieutenant Paul R. Bmlth and Second Lieutenant Fred M. Henley. thuslasm that comes from a life's devotion to service, add to the chatauqua end of the bill. The continuous arrangement of the program, whlcfi" run from 2:00 to &:&, Das proved popular as is snown ny tne constant stream or attendance of visitors Who drop In for a portion of tbe entertainment from day to day, making choice of those parts In which they are In terested. Saturday afternoon the Cornell Glee club drew a fkree number of out oi town visitors. From reports received at the Interboard headquarters' preparations are ' being made to accommodate many visitors from cities around Des Moines who have indicated visiting the ex position wnile making a pilgrimage to tne general conference. MAN GETS LIFE FOR RAPE Another Given a 25-Year Sen tence at Same Time. EAGLE GROVE. la.. Mir 8 Judge Thompson sentenced W, D. Emery, former East side missionary to spend the remainder of his days in the penitentiary . at Ft. Mndlsnn for rape on a little 7-vear- old girl. Emery plead not guilty to the charge and was found guilty by a Jury qf twelve men. George Daniels; who was charged with the same offense, withdrew hiB plea of not guilty to Kuiltv of as sault with Intent to commit rape and was given twenty-five years at ri. iviaaiRon. ftsT of Unusual Quality and Bed and Walnut bench ljB William and Mary Table and Four Chairs Round extension table of fumed oak, together with four diners that are upholstered in genuine brown Spanish leather. Just exactly like the cut. The regular price O'f'1'7 of this dining suite is $149.50. The special price 9J. JL f Easy Time Payments, if desired MISSING IOWA MEN CREATE SENSATION Aged Minister Gone from Wisconsin and Boy Disappears , from Clinton. Sporlal to Tha Rod-. CLINTOX, la., May 7. The Rev. William Bray, 88 years old, who disappeared so mysteriously at Darlington, Wis., April 21, was formerly pastor of the First Congregational church here. , According to letters from friends who are seeking bis whereabouts, Mr. Bray was On his way home to Summit, N. J., where he Is a prominent preacher, from California, where he had spent the winter, and after visiting for a time with two sons at Sheldon, ra.,--went to Darlington to visit a brother. The brother did not anticipate his com I tiat and rtiil not bnnw that he had disappeared until a message may i irom nis nome asneu wnen he Would start for the east. It was then discovered that persons had seen the man get off the train April 21 and start to walk in the direction of hla brother's farm near that city, The mayor has offered a reward for ny news of tha man's whereabouts. Boy Gone Also. Leon Vaughn. 21 years old, disappeared from his home heve last Monday afternoon and a search is being made for him. Hia father, A. P. VAUffhn haa tmitatai' tha alii of eastern Iowa police. Tbe young man has dark brown eyes and his front teeth are mlsKing. He wore a blue Seres Stilt, wnrlt atinnu nnrt a brown hat. He weighs 206 pounds. Mrs. Howell Convalesces, Mrs. R. M. Howell. 1031 West Ninth street, who has been ill for some time, is now convalescing. 8be will leave today for Chicago for a visit with her daughter, Mrs. Qporge A. Booth. MOINES WaunutsT the pieces priced separately as follows $112 Chiffonier for $89 , $9.50' Bed Special at $79 Walnut Bench at $13 4 Historic Collection of Relics From Ancient Indian Tribes Is Placed on , Exhibition Philadelphia, May 7 43old rna-Inents, idols, crowns, armor and bther relics of great historic value which date from the civilizations of the Incas, Aztecs and other Mexican, Central and South American peoples are contained In a oolleo- ' I i I ... nM lha fleet 4 I n I.. the museum of 'the University of Pennsylvania. - 4 The exhibit Was only recently brought to Its present completeness by the purchase of objects which had been in possession of a noble French family for generations, but which were sold at Paris because tie family was impoverished. Gold was used by tbe Aztecs and Incas only for ornaments, religious emblems and attire. These objects, shipped to Spain by Piataro, Cortez and others in the 16th and 17th centuries were melted and coined. This explains tne rarity oi tne original golden objects. A Brave recently opened In Colombia proved a rich trove of them. It was apparently the burying place of a princess. Enough golden ornaments were discovered completely to clothe a modern woman for her armearance In a ballroom. There were, besides a crown, a breast plate, girdle, armlets and various other appendages, aside from a great quantity of jewels. Rings and necklaces of amazing beauty are among the objects. REPORT OIL SHORTAGE Usage of Gasoline Increases , Very Rapidly. WASHINGTON, D. C. May 7.. The bureau of mines bas Issued a report saying that the production of gasoline in February was about. 11 per cent greater than a year ago, but that the number ot automobiles and trucks using it is 25 per cent creator than a year ago. It predicts that there will be a shortage ot gasoline before tbe end of the summer unless new processes for making gasoline of crude oil ln-crease the production greatly. We Pay the Freight Style Chapman's for Complete Home Outfits Young couples will find here complete 3, 4 and 5 room outfits exactly-suited to their needs and to their pocketbooks. Prices here are noticeably lower than elsewhereby comparison. Prices for complete outfits begin at $225, and range gradually upward. Easy Time Payments ffiOIIIH nnniMi I J

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