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Ithaca, New York
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Saturday, February 23, 1924
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rTHACA JOURNAL-NEWS, SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY Z3, l9Zl . SEVE3T ELMER VANZER INCORPORATES GROCERY FIRM Takes Five Present Employes and Floyd H. Springer, As- sistant Cashier of First Na- tional Bank, Into New Organ- ization, Effective March 1. . r ' Elmer H- Wanzer, one of Ithaca's MX known,' grocers, has formed an incorporated company, taking into .... firm five of his present employes 1 Fiord H. Springer,' assistant "' h First. National Bank. . incorporation becomes effective ts which Mr. Wanzer is sending m;;. trtia and natrons. This gro- 2ft i one of the oldest in the city, fi, been established half a cen fw Mr. Wanzer's father, Wei 3 Wanzer. The firm name Ster'wi'l be E. H. Wanzer. Inc. The aew members of the firm, who . we'l known to the public through ".Ji. wills M. Soule. Joseph F. mbbler,' John T. Hastings, Emmett B Marsti ana - cnrincer. the sixtff member of tie new company, also is well known ( the PUDIIC. Xl tauio unc j v t. o mo from Waverly. where he held a ..Wsible position with the Erie uJ Lehigh Valley Railroads, and entered the employ of the First National Bank as a bookkeeper. Since tiat time he has been advanced from cm portion of trust to another, serv-u. hnokkeener. teller, and assist ant cashier, which latter position he has held tor some nine. r. opiiug-er i popa'ar ,n business and fra-eraal circles, being a member of ieveral organizations, including the Rotary club. Announcement of the Incorporation which Mr. Wanzer will mail to Ms hundreds of patrons, read substantially as follows: After a con-tinnous service of 50 years at the game location, my grocery business Mrs. Delia Gould f Wk, Speaks to Women of Middle Age. . "While passing' thru the critical time f life, Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription was the only medicine I took and It brought me thru without suffering any of the disagreeable ailments that come to moat women of t middle age. I am as healthy as any oman cohld wish to be and I thank Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription for t"-Mrg. Delia Gould, 326 Western r At., Albany, N. Y. Obtain Dr. Pierce's Prescription now, ' la liquid or tablets, from your drug-Pit or send 10c for trial pkg. of tablets Dr. Pierce's Invalids' Hotel in Buf-Wo. Write for free medical advice. wertisement. i has grown to the point where I have decided to incorporate In my own name, and to take into the corporation 'he following e nVves who have given faithful and efficient service since they have been with me; then ioiiow tne names of the five employes uuiea aDove. ' 4 Founded Fifty. Years Ago. ' The announcement continues: "In addition. Floyd H. Springer, now assistant cashier of the First xsauonai Bank, will sever his con iicuuon wun mat institution on March 3, and will hereafter be a member of this corporation. We Bhall continue in the future, as in the past, to make quality and service the motto of our business." Mr. Wanzer, on behalf of the corporation, then bespeaks the continued patronage of tne public. The Wanzer grocery, which was founded 50 years ago by Mr. Wan-' zer's father, began business at the site of the present store, in an old wooden' building which was replaced about 25 years ago by the present building which Daniel H. Wanzer built a year or so previous to the entrance of Sidney L. Howell ino the firm which then became Wanzer & Howell, and continued the business until three years go the first of this month, when Mr. Howell .withdrew. Mr. Wanzer was associated with his father in th grocery business from the age of 12 years, when he began bv worHnr during lifs free time fron school duties. He has been in the grocery business continuously ever since, and bs been largelv responsible for building up one of the most successful businesses in this city. Odd Fellows Minstrel Company to Rehearse On Sunday Afternoon The Odd Fe'Iows' Minstrels will rehearse at i o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Temple, North Cayuga street. All members of the cast are requested to be, present. The endmen will rehearse at 3 o'clock and the full company at 4 o'clock. The committee today issues the last call for additional male singers for the chorus. They are to report tomorrow. " 18th Century Program With Life-sized Doll, entertains Audience Madame LaGrande Pandore held a series of levees last evening in Barnes Hall, much to the entertainment of a good-sized audience which assembled to hear Mrs. J. Campbell Robinson lecture on the gorgeous costumes of the 18th centurj and to pay their respects to the life-sized doll, a direct descendant of the costume models used in the time of Louis 14th and originated by the Grand Monarch himself. Two groups of JSth century dances played by Jerome Fried, 'cellist, and Miss Gertrude Nye, pianist, helped the audience to visualize the glittering 6alons of the period and to feel the atmosphere that went with the paniers, ornate gowns and powdered wigs. The costumes, which are made of paper, were carefully copied by a Boston artist from old French portraits and drawings, and together they portrayed the fashions of a, century, beginning with the reign of Louis 14th and continuing through Louis 16th. Madam de Pompadour, du Barry, and finally the gay young queen Marie Antoinette appeared almost in person, some of the costumes being replicas of those worn by these ladies. The enormous wigs, some of them crowned with miniature ships at full sail, or towers of ribbon and roses, gave rise to much amusement, and Mrs. Robinson's talk, which included frequent quotations from old chronicles of the period and descriptions of famous costumes, was most entertaining. The stage was attractively decorated with small pine trees, and branched candlesticks on the piano gave La Pandore a becoming light. Mrs. J. E. Trevor and Mrs. J. A. C. Fagginger Auer acted as ladies in waiting. The proceeds of the lecture are to be. contributed to the Women's Community Building debt. BAPTIST MAKES LIVELY ATTACK ON EVOLUTION Dr. W. B. Riley of Minneapolis, Speaking at Lyceum Theater, Declares Theory Is UnproV able and An Imposition on Immature Minds. Confidence Service It takes a heap of confidence to stake your reputation on some particular line of goods and sell it to your friends and customers. But folks, all manufacturers and business men are not heartless; they build, and sell, with but one object in view, the best that can be made is their slogan, and they put their time and money into its minutest details that it may be put into your tome and give real service to you. Uave full confidence in the Electric Appliances that I sell, and in service advertised, for I' know the manufacturer is back of these goods. If 3"ou buy an appliance, or have electric service done, I stand back of it! You must be satisfied that you have your full value. On this basis I shall build or go out of business. Your Confidence is Solicited SERVICE IS GUARANTEED "Western Electric Product" i Raymond Stanford Electrical Contractor 5i5 S. Plain St. Phone Aneles of the nationwide contro versy which Is being waged by fund amentalists and modernists involving the theory of evolution, were revealed to a good-sized audience in the Lyceum Theater last evening when Dr. W. B. Riley of Minneapo lis, speaking under the auspices of the Tabernacle Baptist Church, ex pounded his -Tlews on evolution in a spirited address. He opened nis lecture wun me declaration that the controversy which has arisen is, in reality, one between Moses and Darwin and that if he were to take a text for his address he would 'use the first chapter of Genesis, telling of the creation of the world. He pointed out that the question of evolution is not solely one of science, but also one of religion and that inasmuch as the subject is first spoken of in Genesis, anything pertaining to it must necessarily be of a religious nature. S Early In his talk Doctor Riley ex pressed conviction, that the theory of evolution is "unproven, unprov able 'and 6hould not be imposed upon immature minds" and that for that reason "it should not be taught in publicly supported schools. He charged that "there is absolutely nothing in nature to prove the theory and that there is no instance of one species developing into an other. It is a case of being unable to verify and the entire basis of the theory of evolution Is a case of guess.' Doctor Riley described efforts which have been made to trace the relationship of man to the ape and said that efforts to reconstruct the remains of early humans and members of the monkey family were of questionable nature. He cited several Instances of the work of scientists in piecing together com plete bodies by means of calculations and measurements, from bits of bone and teeth, and declared that these were not conclusive proof of any develop'ment of man from the ape. He added that an acquaintance had tooled eight leading scientists into believing that a tooth he had pulled from a 6mall statured woman, was from some early man "of gigantic stature" and then disclosed what he claimed were the .real facts as indicating that their investigations along the lines of evolution were not altogether reliable. "There is a remarkable agreement betwen Genesis and geology," declared Doctor Riley, who said that "the teaching of evolution Is an attempt to explain the universe without God." At this point he told of an Indian boy who was first taught to believe the earth to be flat and later in a Christian School was taught that it was round. The boy was asked which he believed and he replied he thought both to be true. "That boy should be brought to America and educated in a university," said the speaker. "His mind is the typical modernist mind and not dissimilar from that of some of your local pastors." "All science needs is a suggestion and it will do the rest. The whole theory of evolution is Godless." In the Bible it says that 'to each 6eed it is given to bring forth or its kind.' If that were not true and to be proven, we would soon' have such a nightmare of mixtures and unheard of beings beyond imagination. It is plainly shown in the scriptures that God created the world and any theory to the contrary is atheistic. "The teaching of science as carried on in our schools today, continued Doctor Riley, "is a cowardly and contemptible practice which returns children to parents as infidels, bruised in souj and blind to the true facts of the origin of man. He declared that he had but little sympathy with the legislation which had removed the Bible from public schools and which still permitted "atheistic science to be taught In its place." ; "Teachers are getting away with it because they are dealing with youngsters, but they never could do it with a man," he said at the close. "It would be more courageous to beat up and almost kill a young boy or girl on the grounds that they must fight life's battles and need training for it of a pugilistic nature, than to injure their souls and minds with the training. and precepts which are now bruising and blinding them." Doctor Riley expressed the beliet that bis attitude toward the theory is correct and during the course of his address declared that he "would be glad to meet any professor in your university any night in this place and let the audience judge who has the truth with him." H. J. Bool Company Re-elects Officers Peter A. Campbell was re-elected president of the H. J. Bool Furniture Company at an annual meeting held on Jhursday nigHt. Other officers re-elected were: H. J. Bool, vice president; George H. Saunders, secretary; William J. Cotton, treasurer. Needful things for work or play may be found listed on the clasalflea oarea Attend W. F. Fletcher Co., Inc. ANNIVERSARY SALE Feb. 25-26-27 ' Zonta Club Will Hold Annual Banquet On Next Thursday Night The Zonta Club annual banquet will be held next Thursday evening, in the Dutch Kitchen, at the Ithaca Hotel, and will be in the nature of statewide affair, many cities of the state being represented. The state confederation president, Harriet Ackroyd of Utica, will be the guest of honor. The na tional executive secretary also will be present. Many Zonta Clubs already have .sent in acceptances of invitations to send representatives to the function. Among the clubs invited are BInghamton, Buffalo. Elmira, Jamestown, Lockport, New York City, Rochester, Rome, Syracuse, Utica and Watertown. Miss May Peabody. president of the local Zonta. Club will preside at tha banquet which is scheduled to begin at 6 o'clock, and will introduce Ruth S .wyer Durand, the well known nov elist, who will be toastmistress. Each Zontian is privileged to take one guest to the dinner. Elaborate plans are well under way to make this year's banquet even more successful than the 1923 annual dinner, and a program of unusual interest and originality Is be ing prepared. The banquet marks the fourth "year in Zontian history. During this ttmo clubs have been organized from coast to coast, and recently a Zonta Club was formed in Honolulu. The newest c'ub in New York State is that iu Glens Falls, which is a healthy infant, it is said. The Ithaca club, which is one of the most flourishing in the state, considers this year's banquet next in importance to the national convention to be held May 15 and 16 at the Hotel Statler in Buffalo. President Peabody .has appointed the following chairmen of committees to complete arrangements for the banquet: Decorations, Mrs. Harriet Ros-kelly; favors, Miss Kitty Freeman; program, Mrs. Ruth Sawyer Durand; reception, Mrs. Etta Ulston; seating, Mrs. Helen Marshall; transportation, Miss May Peabody; housing, Mrs. Nellie Yontz; music, Mrs. R. C. Mande-ville; invitation, Mrs. Mabel Brauner. CesarThomson Will Give First American Concert Here Monday Cesar Thomson, eminent violinist, who gives his first American recital next Monday night in the I.S.P.E. gymnasium, has not only played in practically all the larger European cities and where he was practically lionized by the people, but has been decorated by no less than eight crowned heads. King Leopold of Belgium. King of Holland, King of Italy, King of Greece, King of Portugal, Denmark, Sweden and the Sul tan of Turkey, each conferred on him highest honors, after hearing him play. And in spite of all these ovations he is the most modest of men, shrinking from, rather than courting notoriety. His life since coming to America has been given up abso lutely to his violin, composing and writing and teaching, although in Europe he was quite active socially, as well. In 1877. Professor Thomsou married the Countess Louise Riva, who remained in Europe. The Italian Artistic Journal, II Lavoa, Naples, has the following to say of Cesar Thomson: "In the last exhibition of modern art at Venice among the best of the bronze exhibits was the head of "Cesar Thomson,' the celebrated violinist of interna tional repute, known of all races for he has been enthusiastically applaud ed all the world over, and every where, his audiences have been fascl nated by his m: gician's bow and the wonderful singing in his playing. In the expression the sculptor has man aged to reproduce the "intensity" the depth which shows at the same time the "master mind" as well as nis lovable sincerity and inherent goodness. For indeed in Cesar Thomson deep and brilliant eyes, dwells not only great gentleness, which means real goodness, but ther-burns also the light of a tremendous intellect." Geneva Officer Dies, Victim of Bandits Aeneas McDonald, the Geneva policeman who was shot three times through the stomach early Monday morning by a bandit suspect, died the following night at the Geneva City Hospital. His slayer, Harry Roberts of Boston, to whom he was handcuffed by the policeman before he lost consciousness, is being held by the authorities. An alleged accomplice of Roberts, who gave the name of Edward J. O'Neill, alias-Eddy Duffy of Buffalo, Corning and Salamanca, was captured late Tuesday night in an Italian house on the outskirts of the city. He was suffering from a gunshot wound in his leg which was inflicted when he attempted to escape from the railroad yards of. the New York Central Railroad after he bad been challenged by Gae Fritz, a special policeman. O'Neill was taken from the Italian home to the police station where he is said to have confessed his implication in the attempt to rob the office safe of the New York CentralRailroad at Geneva. An autopsy was performed on the body of the dead policeman to determine the cause of death. Before dying. Officer McDonald identified Roberts as his assailant. Terse City "News Considerable interest Is being shown by the scout troops of the city in the 1924 Louis P. Smith Efficiency Contest which will close on January 1, 1925. According to reports made of the various standings in the contest, Troop 8 holds the lead with 176 points; Troop 15 is a close second with 133 points; Troop 4, third, with 118 points; Troop 2, 87 points; Troop 10, 46; Troop 1, 40; Troops 11, 29; Troop 13,. 12, and Troop 6,- 8. Keen rivalry is being created among the boys of the Y.M.C.A. in the junior pool, tournament which was started . yesterday afternoon. Thus far ten boys have entered the event. They are Frank Hoslev, Robert Kane, Robert Willis, Donld Clark, M. Blostein, James Fredericks, Raymond Redfleld, Donald Miller, Theodore Bovard and Howard Adams. The boys have been divided into two groups and the entrants have each played one game. The games will be continued next week. Theodore Roberts 111 And Moviedom Grieves; Film's 'Grand Old Man' By FOREST WHITE. . Copyright, 1924 Special CoTTupondnc to Tht JourHit-Xtc Los Angeles, Feb. 23. A bold real estate subdivider advertised the discovery of the heart of Hollywood. Fortunately for him his claim was physical and geographical. The Hollywood of the movies, the shadow- land of make-believe, the place of quick changes and vivid contrasts, has lived its colorful life on the sur face. Of its men and women who have had their adventures, their loves and their tragedies, they were as actors playing their parts. They held the stage for a while, and then they passed, and their final fadeout was simply the end of the play. Lights and they were forgotten. mere is one actor tne only one of them all whose fate has stirred Hollywood below the surface who has found the heart of Hollywood He is Theodore Roberts, reported as waging a probably losing -fight with death in Pittsburgh, where he was stricken on a tour undertaken to prove his faith, his loyalty and his usefulness to tho world of the mov ies. It is but the triteness of truth to call Theodore Roberts the "grand old man of the movies." He played the part, to the life. It is doubtful if there ever was an actor of the silent drama so well loved on and off the screen. He worked his way patiently and even doggedly to a high place as an actor for the movies, and as a screen figure he is probably better known and loved than any actor who ever posed before a grinding camera. And for all that he was never a star. Real Feeling For Him. If Theodore Roberts passes, there will be real grief in Hollywood. The motion picture colony will be stirred to new depths. Its heart wiH really have been touched. For he is more than a mere figure in shadowland. He has been a real friend, kind 'and true, to all who have had contact with him In his full years in motion picture production, and he Is the one figure who can be said to have been absolutely free of the jealousy and false pride so characteristic of the profes sion. Theodore Roberts was an actor a trouper long before he came Into the movies, and that means much in raovleland. The troupers, who have battled their way up through adversity and hard knocks common to the lot of actors who devote their lives to the profession in a spirit hard to understand, have not only made the greatest success in the new art, but are uniformly distinguished from their fellows by their friendly spirit of aid, their tolerance and their charity. When Theodore Roberts came to the movies, his sphere of usefulness seemed sadly limited. Old men parts, at the time, were scarcely more than "bits," and to feature an actor in such parts was beyoud the wildest thoughts of any producer or director. He was a utility man in the 6tudio, and nothing more. Production In those days was more of a haphazard affair than it is today and actors in makeup were often held idle on the "lots" for days while waiting a call. Roberts, witty, good natured and always interested, made a peculiar place for himself at the studio. He was the official referee of checker games. He was the third man at the table whero the most interesting game was in progress, and the measure of his interest was the unlight-ed and vigorously chewed cigar stub he held in his mouth. That Cigar. One day, so the story goes, Roberts, suddenly called from his chair at a checker game to his part on the set, forgot to discard the cigar stub in his mouth, and in thought of the game he had left, rolled it in his- mouth while taking part in a scene. Discovering bis oversight, he tossed the offending stub away with true vigor in the course of action before the camera, with visions of a reprimand and a re-take of the scene on the following day, but the director, viewing the "rushes," found that his "old man" had registered In a new way, and thereafter Theodore Roberts did most of his acting before the screen with a cigar in action. Roberts was a friend, and a good foil for Wallace Reid, and had Reid heeded his advice, kindly and unof-fensive, the pair would have gone on to greater success on the screen, for they were cast together in most of Reid's pictures. All told, Roberts has probably appeared iu more feature screen plays than any other actor who ever faced the camera, and really made a part for himself. In the last few produo tions he has been a feature actor, and it was in the cards that he should be 'a 6tar, particularly after his characterization of Moses in the production of a Biblical prologue to a play. But the slump came to the movies. Roberts was a regularly salaried man a high salaried player. Such actors were r quested to aid the company by utilizing their earning power wherever they could. Roberts did - not hesitate. He went into vaudeville and left Hollywood for a tour. He has not come back, and the heart of Hollywood Is really reached, and Its hopes are all for the recovery of the actor who has & million friends and not an enemy. Davis Made Dry Head Without Regard To Anderson Says Baker Columbus, O., Feb. 22. Arthur J. Davis election to the.superintendency of the New York Anti-Saloon League to succeed William H. Anderson, was made without fear of, or favor to any one, because he was the best man available for the post. This, in effect, was the answer today of the Rev. Purley A. Baker, national superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League, in reply to Roilln C. Everhart who resigned Wednesday as the editor of the New York edition of the American Issue, after charglof that election of Davis was "a triumph for the forces in sympathy with Anderson." "Davis was appointed on his merits and record and the Anderson matter had nothing to do with the particular selection," Mr. Baker said. FIND SUICIDE IN COACH. ' Buffalo. Feb. 22. The body oi ElleVy Irving Redfleld, 35, of Now-ark, N. was found hanging by i bell cord in the wash room of a New York Central coach In the yards neat Chicago street today.. 10 Cents Pay No More "The Paper of 100 Features" SYRACUSE HERALD ' A Greater Metropolitan SUNDAY- er Special Magic Ink Color Cut Outs Sections Newspap What's the Matter With Women A startling new feature MOON MULLINS ? 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