The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa on November 27, 1991 · Page 103
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 27, 1991
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lON-WSTm nrsM(.ii-:sIiK;iSTKKVKiNKsiAY,NovKMBKK27, 1911 HotLlve US Hot Line locates a cemetery Y t I, ft - iC Anniversary Sale Continues frV TAILORED SUITS JSP V -.1 ,- v V rV, R'E APPAREL FCW MEN & WOMEN 2S21 Beaver Ave. 274-3485 HOidav riou.s Men. thru Fri. 9-9, Sat 9 5:30, Sun. Noon to 5 1 B'. S f.4k 1 WIS. 1. - i In roil coMlx? 1 f;(Q)fSSQDl8(gX!g ..w M fe . 1 a mm k m. a f-A I ess J rH h H 4"i7 5iW. III 1 ,:.'::. - li'Jl - m 1 1 Qfv - I J" ' ! -J Ll fooi J 5: ' v I t f HICHtri IOITOK 5 j I j iOuniliEt E I roantca I ,ij I I MW ft.' - " ' 111 . W. 1" ruK WOMEN Professional Clothing by... CORBIN REGENT CHRISTIAN BROOKS In worsted wool and wool blends. Qudlity tailored in U.S.A. Sizes 4-1 4. REG. $210.00-5495.00 SALE$169-$399 Our 49th Year 8RUCE , . ,1 r, .1,1 , w 1 .,r.T.1..T nrj -TT11 i.iwn-i THrmiiinirif TH1 I m - n..)nMaHMM&, az. ...?3m. rr .... i JAMES TAYLOR NEW MOON SHINE OOWMMTHf HOif A WlM 1 IK( MINE C.Htt Bt(, LOVi OHf OF THE BE it UlilS Kn4 moa CHRIS WHITLEY LIVING WITH THE LAW POI50N GIRL BIG SKY COUNTRY KICK THE STONES if irm 111 i James Adelman of West Des Moines: "I saw the item in Hot Line about the cemetery on East University. There's another small cemetery on the east side, a Jewish cemetery. My grandfather, Simon Adelman, who died in 1905, is supposed to have been buried there. Where is it located and is it still cared for?" You must be referring to the Children of Israel Cemetery located at the intersections of Easton Boulevard and Delaware Avenue. According to Elaine Steinger, executive director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines, the cemetery was begun in April 1876 by Joseph Blotcky, Moses Frank, Wolf Frank, Ben Cohen, David Cohen, Samuel Ahrenberg, Isaac Goldberg and Moses Levine. No burials have taken place in the cemetery since 1945, she said. There are approximately 100 graves. The current owner and caretaker of the cemetery is Beth El Jacob Synagogue. Other Jewish burial plots in the city are located in Glendale and Woodland cemeteries. But the small Children of Israel East Side Cemetery remains the only completely Jewish cemetery, Steinger said. Kevin Klock of Sayiorville says about 200 yards north of where Interstate Highway 80 crosses the Des Moines River there is evidence of pilings to support a dock and remnants of foundations of a house or trading post. A cable is stretched across the river bottom. "What was this place? A ferry? A stage coach line? You can see the pilings when the river level is down." Nothing so romantic as a ferry boat or a stage coach line, Kevin. The foundation belonged to a house owned some years ago by a late Dr. Fordyce, according to Ray Schleihs, 74, 5465 N.W. 55th Ave. Johnston. He was raised in the area and provided Hot Line with information on the history of what is called the Fruitland-Brennan area. The pilings you notice when the river is low provided support for a Minute steak dinner Baldwin-Patterson American Legion Post No. 274 will hold a minute steak dinner from 1 1 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the post, 221 1 E. 42nd St. Fee is $5.50 for adults and $3.50 for children 12 and under. For take-out dinners, call 266-3314. BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE II THE GLOBE RUSH INNOCtNI CHIl 0 KOOI AID L LviL Lii to A SERVICE in mfticft writers Ruth Gatti and Linda Banger answer readers' questions about the Des Moines area. To ask a question, call 284-8161, Monday-Wednesday, or u-rite Neighbors Hot Line, P.O. Box 957, Des Moines 50304. bridge that served a spur line of the old Perry, Des Moines and Central Iowa Railroad, an interurban line which provided hourly passenger and freight service for many years. The spur line crossed the bridge over Beaver Creek and provided service to a rock and sand quarry near where the present Martin Marietta quarry is. This was before the channels of both the Des Moines River and Beaver Creek were altered when Interstate 80 was built. As for the cable, Ray thought it could have been used as guy lines for the tipples when sand was brought from the bottom of a nearby sandpit. Ray said the sandpit was 80 feet deep. The water was clear and cold and people came from the city to cool off, especially during the long hot summer of 1934. Ray said a 1906 book by Pacitus Hussey, "A Biography of Edwin Ruthven Clapp," relates a story about a riverboat from Keokuk giving local celebrities, including Hoyt Sherman, a ride up the Des Moines River. The boat turned around at the mouth of Beaver Creek, and the gentlemen in the party took a few gold coins and skipped them across the river. "The coins probably still are around there," Ray said. Nada Umbenhower of Des Moines: "What does one do with personal items, like income tax checks, letters, pictures and other confidential personal effects, now that it's illegal to burn waste on your property. I would like to know where I can burn or shred things since I can't burn within the city limits." Pat Kozitza, assistant public works director, said he's not sure where you could burn it, but said your confidential or personal effects were unlikely to be noticed at the landfill. tujJr Mar9ariTa Glasses - Pilsner Glasses Jiflll Daiquiri Glasses and Various Glass Flutes 8 tTHE EGGSHELL W WnM Valley West Moll 223-5778 Truckload Purchases Mean Low, Low Prices. For 3 DAYS ONLY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY and SUNDAY ALL Bird Seed will be on Sale at our Lowest Prices of the Year. Seed Feed 50 BLACK OIL SUNFLOWER $1675 $995 CARDINAL BRAND $995 WILD BIRD FAVORITE $2050 $ 1 695 SO LONG STARLING $22 $1695 NIGERTHISTLE $55 $4695 MANY TOP QUALITY BIRD FEEDERS ON SALE! mi mam mm) .T - "We collect about 270 tons a day," said Kozitza. "If anyone was inter ested in finding even their own stuff, they probably couldn't do it," he said. Kozitza said trash goes into a dumpster with 16 cubic yards of other material before it is taken to a compost area where it is fed into a machine, which grinds the trash into a "kind of a fluff." Sewage sludge and compost is then added to make a fertilizer. Trash collection sounds like a pri vate way to dispose of your items, Nada. Bob Hamman of West Des Moines: "Last June the intersec tion of 35th Street and Ash worth Road was closed for improvements. Now that the improvements have been made, why has the intersection been without traffic control lights for over two months?" Timing is everything, Bob. And by the time you read this, the lights should be up and working at 35th Street and Ashworth Road. Don Callender, West Des Moines transportation engineer, told Hot Line, the delay in installing the lights was due to a delay in the delivery of the poles, which came from a manufacturer in Nebraska. Feedback Eastbound on Euclid to Sixth Avenue, there are two through lanes and a turn lane, but when they painted the lines, they painted right straight through and the turn lane is only wide enough for a compact car, You really get squeezed on the inside straight lane. The lines should be repainted. Earl Airhart of Des Moines. John Zeller, a history buff from Des Moines, informed Hot Line that the oldest existing bridge in Des Moines is the Douglas Avenue bridge which was built in 1895 by the George E. King Bridge Co. for $ 1 ,000. He found an article in the Nov. 23, 1894, Iowa State Register announcing construction of the bridge. Zeller said the Jackson Street Bridge was built between 1896-98 and was very similar in construction to the Douglas Avenue Bridge. The Des Moines River Bridge on Euclid, said Zeller, was finished in 1910, and was probably the first bridge over Euclid Avenue. He said that on the east side of the river near the bridge was the Flint Brick Company. A new bridge was built on Euclid in 1934,-said Zeller. Reg. Price 50 Sale Price MT - .. - . - . - - ,., ' m mmerr m .... - r ' - m.ju. M.m n r, m.m m m w t " iv m m m mm Tj.i-i-r-i-r- Frank Bowers The plant, j mail glut I Jlfhen Joann and I married flit last year, she had a house-y if ful of furniture and I had a houseful of furniture, with only one house to contain them. We threw away some, gave away some and eventually managed to fit, except for my magazines and her plants. Joann's plants stay outside in the summer, and when she brought them in last year we had a bit of a crisis. We made room for them by putting them on tables, chairs, the stove, and by moving some of my magazines around. Mostly we stacked the magazines along a wall as insulation. When spring came and the plants moved back outside, we all took a deep breath as we now had room to do and again had room to sit in the living room. And last summer I clipped some articles I wanted to save and got rid of some magazines. So I thought we'd be OK this winter when the plants were moved back in. Besides, the upstairs in out-duplex is empty it's being remodeled, sort of and there's some room for plants there. And it's true, our place is less cramped than last year. We do not have a stack of books in the middle of the living room (Mount Random House), and our living areas do not resemble a tropical rain forest. , This year, though, there's a new problem: When we married and merged our addresses, the junk mailers eventually found that Joann had moved to 1338 18th St. Catalogs and third-class mail since have flooded our home, landing on the floor, the piano bench, the tables. We also have a son, Fwimby, now 6 months old, who takes some room, although he has not yet purchased a plant nor triggered an avalanche of junk mail by giving money to a cause. He has helped cut the magazine glut by eating some of them. The junk mail problem could bp worse. Joann and I both have liberal histories, so many of the mailings are duplicates, and some organizations the Sierra Club, Amnesty Interna-' tional now send us one mailing, rather than two. But Joann's on a number of religious lists and I'm on sucker lists of a bunch of groups that lobby for the elderly and the downtrodden, both of which I have been or am. All told, the household's junk mail volume has jumped 80 percent in the last year. Catalogs, too. I get a bunch of discount book catalogs and (I've got tp admit it) somehow I got on the Sharper Image list. Joann gets mailings from health agencies and associations and magazines from department stores, clothing outlets and other groups. I For some reason, we both get Land's End catalogs. Land's End seems to mail two catalogs per day. Last week we agreed that paper pollution threatened the ozone layer in our dining room and we struck an agreement: Either we'd write a check to a cause within 24 hours of receiving an appal, or throw out the appeal. If we didn't order something from any catalog within a week, ouf it would go. ) To keep the magazine glut from growing, we agreed to clip any articles we wanted to save within & week and dispose of the rest. The city seemed to know of our new resolve Egad, is our water line bugged? recently, it moved four huge recycling bins into the parking lot at 19th and Carpenter, two blocks from our house. They're convenient for us, and if you drive Harding Road regularly, they're convenient for you. Ut course, by the time vou find them, they might be stuffed with Land's End catalogs. He'll outgrow it Some readers are worripd ahoiu Fwimby. They think my use of the nickname is demeaning and the name carries a wimpy image. Fwimbv. of course, is rWivori from the initials F.W.M.B., for Frank William Muldoon Bowers, and I think it will drop away as he grows uiioa rranK. Frank doesn't fit him now hernn it sounds like a cop's name (remern-ber Joe Friday's sidekick Prank Smith?), not the name of an adorable little kid. Calling Fwimby Frank right now would be like calling Kim uaauiger rrea. Anywav. a DerSOn malrpe a namif not the other way around. ' "Arnold" once had a wimpy irril' age. But nobody kicks sand in th iace oi Arnold Schwarzenegger. . Even Georffe Hprhort uii,u Bush, Ghwabby" as he is known around our house, probably will survive the sneering at his name. j 'u h

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