Iowa City Press-Citizen from Iowa City, Iowa on February 14, 1927 · Page 2
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Monday, February 14, 1927
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1*AGE TWO IOWA CITY PRESS-CITIZEN MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14. 1927 fe Business Men Discuss Improved Lighting System SENTIMENT APPEARS TO FAVOR PLAN "Brighter Iowa City" Topic At Regular Luncheon of Chamber of Commerce Famous Dancer Finds Beauty of Motion Appeals to All Races "Beauty through the ballet, music, and literature brings about a deeper understanding between nations of the world than any other medium," said Ruth St. Denis, premiere danseuse today at her hotel as she idled over a luncheon consisting of coffee, hot milk head "Brighter Iowa City" was the topic at the luncheon of the chamber of commerce today. Dean Chester A. Phillips, president, presided, and Introduced Mr. Harry Bremer as the first speaker on the lighting committee. Mr. Bremer told of the many efforts on the part of Iowa City business men to get rid of the antiquated and Inadequate street lights in the business district and to install a newer, better system. In an effort to overcome the bad effect of poor lighting, various merchants have resorted to lighting their own stores, resulting in, as Mr. Bremer humorously put it, "chop-suey" and "circus lights". In order that Iowa City may take its place with other cities of like size, it is necessary that bigger and better lights be installed. Mr. Bremer felt confident that it ·would be a matter of only a short time before this would be possible, as owners of 1,000 of the 5,000 feet of frontage have signed petitions for the improvement. Approximately 100,000 strangers visit Iowa City yearly because of the university and hospitals and Mr. Bremer urged all business men to support a brighter Iowa City. City Attorney William Hart spoke on the legal phases of the new lighting system, urging taxpayers to look at it in the light which they do paving and to go about getting the lights in this manner as a signed petition would simplify and speed up the matter. The city has the authority to assess for lights just as it does for paving and sewerage, but it will not be necessary in this- case. ' Once the owners of the property are assured that the lights will be kept in repair and burning up to the time limit, there ·will be no difficulty in selling them the idea, according to Mr. Hart. Prof. A. H. Ford pointed out the reasons why bigger and better lights were a good investment for every business man. Professor Ford's plan of four large, lights to each side of each, street, making eight lights near each corner, met with approval of all business men concerned in the new project. At night, the light in the center of the block and two at alternating corners, would remain lighted after mid-night, thus ' assuring a well-lighted street. Mr. Tom Brown closed the program with an urgent appeal for -everyone to get together on the lighting proposition and have Iowa City's "white way" a reality in the near future. Prof. Sidney Miller, who is making a survey of Iowa City, brought a message from a group of local women who are working toward beautifying our city, saying that they were heartily in favor of the new lighting system. · Df. Arthur L. Weatherly announced the Social Service banquet to be held at the chamber Tuesday evening and urged 6 full attendance. . and whole wheat bread. "You see, people will not pay a great deal of attention to a Russion politician, but a Russian ballet will draw a great and varied audience," she continued. "Throughput our recent world tour we received universal appreciation of our programs. Mr. Shawn's 'Adonis Plastique,' consisting of a series of 32 poses representing Greek sculpture were probably the most popular of any of our dances given throughout India, China, Japan, and other Oriental countries," said Miss St Denis, "and this would prove that people the world over respond understanding^ and appreciate beauty as displayed into two classes as indicated by their interest in our interpretation 01 the dance. The first class comprised those who are interested in western music and to whom the classic dance is new. The other group are the natives to whom our interpretations of their ^native dances made a great appeal." This was especially noticeable in India Miss St. Denis averred the native Indian dances aa previously presented by the Denishaw dancers In the United States, we're enthusiastically received. During their Calcutta engagement, the dancers were in the n'ldst of several religious riots, and their ten day engagement fn Peking was limited to three days, their departure from the citv taking place by boat, railroad transportation being unsafe at that time. "We were within sound of guns all the time we were playing Peking," said Miss St. Denis, "but we experienced no rudeness or discourtesy from anyone. That applies to our entire trip, too. We found that people ot all countries welcomed an opportunity to satisfy their longing for beauty, and since we entered no country on a reforming mission, either religious or political, we encountered not the slightest antagonism or opposition." This evening's program, at the Englert will include dances gathered during the recent tour of Miss St. Denis and her husband, Ted Shawn and will represent countries ranging from Spain to China. BIG SNOWFALL BLANKETS C1H Nearly Six Inches FaUs During Night; Temperature Moderate Approximately six Inches of snow, an unusually heavy fall for this time of year, blanketed Iowa City late Sunday night and early today, according to Prof. John F. Reilly, United States weather observer here. The snowfall was equivalent to .46 inches or nearly one-half inch of rainfall, according to Professor Reilly. The thermometer had reached 27 degrees at 7 o'clock this morning, just one degree warmer than was registered during the lowest record last night. The mercury climbed to 34 yesterday, while the lowest recoid was 30 at seven o'clock last night. Judge Popham Will Consider Wallen Case Judge R. G. Pophain took the divorce case of Mrs. Iva Wallen against 'ier husband Allen Wallen, assistant city engines., under advisement at noon today following the competition of arguments by attorneys for both sides Mr Wallen has iought the divorce action of his wife. Judge Popham did not set a date for returning his decision on the case. Mrs. Wallen was called to the stand this morning to testify in her own behalf and went through a grilling cross-examination by her husband's attorney, William R. Hart. Miss Llla Bockenthien was called to the stand this morning to testify in Mrs. Wallen's behalf. READ THE WANT ADS PLAYERS TO GIVEFARCE "So This Is London" Will Be Presented This Week At University "So This is London," the first play to be presented this semester by the University theater, will be given Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings in the natural science auditorium. Several members of the cast are veteran players and well known to University playgoers. Walter Roach, who will play one of the leading roles, will be remembered for his portrayal of \§i in "The Swan," a play given last year, and the crook in "In the Next Room," which was presented earlier in the season. ' Dick Davis will make his second appearance of the season as the American father. He appeared earlier as the father in "The Romantic Age " Three other cnaracters also cast in "The Romantic Age" will take parts in this play. Phyllis Martin will play another matrons role when she takes the part of the English, mother. Esther Lucile Mueller is cast as Lady Duckworth. George Jones, who received much, praise from the audience in "The Romantic Age," will have the part of Alfred Honeycutt. Rita Clark will make her first appearance on the university stage in the characterization of the American mother. Donald Howell and Doris Lampe will play the American son and English daughter parts. Other members of the cast are Melvin Rope, Hollis Horrabin, and Darrell Marker. Miss Helen Langworthy is director of the play, which is a satirical farce contrasting English and American customs and manners. GRAND JURY INDICTS 11 Sheriff Frank Smith Serves . Warrants of Eight Named By Jury Sheriff Frank J. Smith had arrested eight of the eleven persons o'clock this afternoon, and expected to complete the serving of the warrants by a late hour tonight, with one exception. Three of the men arrested by the sheriff's force yesterday had furnished bail by noon today and were released. Ernest Burgess and Walter and Lee Potter, all of Tiffin, Iowa, were indicted by the grand Jury for stealing chickens. Burgess was freed on $1,200 bonds, while Walter Potter secured hia release by posting a $1,500 bond. Guy Light and George Brown, Iowa City, indicted for attempted assault with intent to do great bodily injury, following their alleged attack on George Mather, were indicted, and their bail fixed at $2,000 apiece, which they had been unable to furnish by noon today. Al Maynard, Iowa City, indicted for illegal transportation of intoxicating liquor following-his arrest with five pints of liquor on his person and four pints in his room, had been unable to raise his bail of 11,000. Joe Simpson, arrested and charged with poisoning his neighbor's chickens, was indicted by the grand jury, but was free today on ?1,500 bail. Howard Gingerich was indicted for carrying concealed weapons while Charles Brant was held for trial by the grand jury, on a charge of driving a car while in- toricated. The Johnson county petit jury assembled at 2 o'clock this afternoon on the call of Judge R. G. Popham, and it is expected that the criminal trials will be opened in district court next week. The 11 men indicted Dy the grand jury this term are all expected to appear for petit jury trial before Judge Popham this term. Social Service League to Meet Tuesday Night Annual meeting of the Social Service league of Iowa City will be held at the chamber of commerce Tuesday evening, February 15th with a banquet starting at 6 o'cloclt. This will be followed by an important business meeting and the report of tne secretary covering the work of 1926 will be given and officers will be elected for the ensuing year. The committee on reorganization, of which Dr. Arthur L. Weatherly is chairman, will also report. This meeting is of general community interest and everyone who feels a community responsibility is urged to attend. The hoped-for results of this annual meeting of the league is that the community may not only get a deeper Insight into the work of the league but that each person concerned may feel himself a part of community projects. Reservations for the dinner may still be had by telephoning Mrs. S. A. Swisher, No. 1034 or the league office No. 634. IllllllllllllllllllllillllllUIIIUIIUIIIIlllillllllllllllllllllllllllUlllllllllllllIIIIIIIIIIJI j Where do YOU § I buy your Coal? j i Here are a few reasons for buying from the Dane = 5 Company: i S 1. Plenty on hand--15 kinds and sizes. I 2. Each kind the best quality in its field. § 5 3. Prompt and careful delivery. s S 4. Courteous and careful drivers. 5 § 5. Xo horses or wagons--all light trucks. i Two office phones--no "busy" line?. | 7. Free furnace inspection any time. | 8. Prices as low as possible without sacrificing I quality. . | 9. All coal carefully loaded and screened. 5 Your Orders Will Be Given Prompt and I Careful Attention | Dane Coal Co. .\ . i Phones 10 and 95 |,£SH£ m l|g iiitiHiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniS NEWSPAPERRR C H I V E ® -- - 5 6. _Jc Stop That Leak Three Day Automobile Show Will Be Held In Iowa City WM. BOYCE Plumbing, Heating and Electrical Contractor Phone 785W 21 E College St. Iowa City's automobile dealers will stage a three-day automobile show here Thursday, February 24th to Saturday, February 26th, It was decided at a meeting of the dealers at the chamber of commerce rooms at noon today. All automobile dealers in the sories on College streets, a half block west 01 the Interurban sta- tion, in the new storage building to be used toy .Joe's Auto laundry. It is expected that at least 50 cars will be on display. Besides the large display ot the latest models In automobile*, and accessories, the dealers will pro* vide free entertainment for the both the afternoon and evening shows. FIRE HOODOO BROKEN TODAY Review Shows Two of City's Worst Fires Experienced On This Date Apprehensively watching the fire alarm. iFre Chief James J. Clark and his men, were today recalling memories of some of Iowa City's biggest fires, and remembering that today was the fifth anniversary of one of the most destructive fires in the history of the city, and Sunday the first anniversary of the Englert theater fire. February 13th and 14th, seemingly have been hoodoos for Iowa City, with the biggest fires breaking out on these dates. The heavy snowfall last night and early today lessened the danger of roof fires, and at 2 o'clock this afternoon, apparently the, Chief and his men were destined for a rest. It was February 14, 1922, that flames destroyed the Harmon funeral parlors and damaged Strub's department store at a loss estimated at $90,000, probably one of the biggest fire losses in the history of the city. Yesterday completed just one year since the almost complete destruction of the Englert theater at a loss of $82,000. The Englert theater has been replaced with the New Englert, one of the finest theaters in the middle west, while both Strub's and the Harmon funeral home are numbered among the city's business firms. Professor Michelson, president of the National Academy of sciences has announced that the exact speed of light is 186,284 miles pe'r second. PERSONALS PHONE 664 Miss Gretchen Wadsworth antt Mtes Margaret Schrelber spent the week-end visiting Miss Wadsworth's father, Mr. W. C. Wads worth, near Hills. Miss Ella Britton, 221 South Gilbert street, is recovering from a week's illness. Mr. an'd Mrs. G. W. Schmidt, 225 EaBt Fairchild street, Miss tfrania Harvat and Miss May % Stach. Davenport and Gilbert streets, left Saturday for a pleasure trip to Chicago. 111. They expect to be gone for about a week. Mr. Harold Webb of Dixon, 111., visited friends in the city over the week-end. i*» * ~ Mrs. Frank Camp of West Union, who has been visiting her Daughter, Frances, at the Iowa apartments, for the past week expects to return to her home, Wednesday. Hon. Charles M. Dutcher left last night for Council Bluffs, Ia.» where he will remain until the mid die or latter part of the week. Mrs. B. C. Foster of Wellman spent Sunday at the home of Dr. and Mrs. William M. Sproul. Iowa apartments. Mr. W. W. Mercer will leave this evening for Texas where he will spend the week on business. Mrs. Stephen Swisher, Jr., and daughter, Patricia Ann, of Des lloines, arrived Saturday for a visit with her mother, Mrs. Ida B. Yetter, 519 South Summit street. Mrs. Roy J. Winders. 508 Rundell street, was called to her home at Waverly, last week by the serious illness of her father, Mr. E. A. Bebrens. Mr. Fre««nek M. Laaell, ot Dea Moists, spent the week-end with his parents. Prof, and Mrs. Frederick 3. Lazell, 516 Grant street. Mrs. Albert W. Volkmtr, former* ly ot Iowa City, now ot Washington, D. C., visited friends ln_ Iowa City tor a tew hows, Saturday, on- rontt to Brooklyn. Iowa, to attend the funeral of her brother-in-law. T»r P O TiM£lfltr»n who Hwfl ftt Laramie, Wyo., Mrs. Volkmer will make a more extended visit with friends is Iowa City on her trip home. Mr. Qlenn Baomgartner, of Elmira, was a guest at the home* of Mr. and Mrs. E £2. Lawyer, 1031 East Burlington street, xver the week-enB. Mrs. Mayme Ne'umann spent Sunday at the hom« ot the Rev. Noel Adams, at West Liberty. Mr. Walter Schneohelen of Riverside visited at the E. M. Letts residence, 213 South Ma'dison street, over the week-end. Mrs. John Dvorak who has been 411 at her home at the Harter ments tor the past week Mnmed her work in the millinery department of Strut's store today. Mrs. W. W. Martin ot Cedar Rapids was the week-end guest at the borne-ot E. E. Yousf, Seventh ana" E. street - ^u Mr. jack Swhher returned to Des Moines, Saturday after a brief visit with his parent*, Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Swisher, 120 East Fairchild Mr. George S. Banta and daughter, Norma, and Mrs. Frank Reiser, of Manchester, Iowa, visited Mrs. Banta, who is ill at the W. F. Mc- Roberte home, 1103 Klrkwoo'd place over the week-end. Mrs. E. L. Hunt of Creston, Iowa., has returned to her home after y visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Lorackr 430 South Lucas street. Mrs. Mollie Green ot th« Hotel Jefferson staff left Sunday evening for Aurora, 111., where she will do special work for Mr. W. O. Gosee- lin. proprietor of the Aurora hotel, for a few days this week. Change in Management i Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 15 Ye Copper Kettle Tea Room Mrs. Sadie Walter, formerly cook at the Alpha Delta Phi sorority, and "more recently at the Food Shop, has been engaged as cook for our Tea Room. Our guests will be assured the same appetizing, home-cooked food for which the Tea Room has been noted. OUR LUNCHEONS, PASTRY, AND OUR GOOD COFFEE WILL BE SURE' TO PLEASE The Prices Will Remain the Same EMMA WATKINS Remodeling Coal Yard Sale We have just closed a deal whereby we have purchased the property which we formerly leased at South Capitol Street. Owing to our increase in business it is necessary that we have this coal sale to make room for new tracks and reconstruction of our yard and offices. Regardless of cost it necessitates our action in moving these high grade coals at the following prices: Per Ton Delivered Empire Washed Anthracite $15.00 Glendora Wonder Coal--Lump !.. 9.50 Glendora Wonder Coal--Egg 9.00 Black Arrow--Genuine Franklin County, lumpandegg 9.25 Indiana Block 8.50 Indiana Nut 6.75 Western Kentucky Egg 8.00 Eureka--Eastern Kentucky Block 10.50 Petroleum Coke 14.00 By-Product Coke 14.00 High Grade Screenings 5.00 To those who desire to haul their own coal we will gladly reduce the price 75c per ton. REMEMBER THE STRIKE It must be remembered that the general feeling is that there will be a long and pending coal strike effective April 1st, 1927, arid we urge all of you to put in your requirements now. All above coals are free from all impurities and we guarantee good quality and service. H. Shulman Coal Co* PHONE 994 IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII1IIIIIM ,''SP4PERf

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