Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 7, 1973 · Page 10
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 10

Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, June 7, 1973
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10 Galesburg Reaister^Moil, Golesburg, I II. Thursday, .June 7, 1973 First Westerner To Enter Harem Recounts Past By ELLIOT BROWN NEW YORK (UPI) - The slave girl draped heavy veils over Carl Von Hoffman's khaki shirt and placed special shoes oft his feet to mark him as the wife of a Moroccan nobleman. With only one eye showing through the layers of cloth, Von Hoffman walked through the cubide-lined corridors in the palace of the Piasha of Fez. The yean* was 1920, and Carl Von Hoffman became the first white man to enter a Moroccan harem. Von Hoffman is 84 now and Ws exploring days aire past. He lives with his wife in an apartment on Manhattan's East Side. The walls bristle with la I St* Admiral i • spears and fetishes, clubs and poison arrows—relics of his adventures. The dark hair of his youth has turned white. The eyes that squinted through misty jungle glades now peer through thick eyeglasses. The legs that carried him on a 2,500-mile walk from Cairo to Capetown move slowly now. But Von Hoffman remem* foers. As the junigle night fell, Von Hoffman sat in the grass hut of knife and slit a vein in his wist. The blood dripped into a carved woodten cup on ithe end of a stick. The heiadhiunter did the same. The cups were (filled with native beer. Each man drank the other's blood. They were blood brothers for life. Von Hofiman rode for 12 months with Mexiaan revolutionary Pancho Villa. He hunted kangaroo wilth Australian busiltmen. He went on safari Carl Hoffman, an 84*ycar<>old New Yorker, walks now on legs that once car* rieil hint on a 2,500>mile walk from Cairo to Capetown, But he remembers his ex» ploits — including the time he became the first white man to enter a Moroccan harem* admiral. 25" (diag. meas.) Solarcolor Swivel Console Sparkling, lifelike Admiral Solarcolor TV in a fine- furniture cabinet with the added convenience of a base that swivels for better viewing. One-button "Color Master" control locks in Automatic Fine Tuning, Color and Tint. 70-position UHF tuning. The PIROUETTE Model 5L5781 $ 00 550 With Trade Come In And See Why We Say — Look A Little Closer . . . You Get A Lot More From Admiral. GALESBblG APPLIANCE a Shaluke chief in northern I I Rhodesia, doing magic tricks (for ithe natives. They called him Solo Musia— Solomon and Moses—because he always brought a bagful of tricks. This time, in 1924, he was making a white handkerchief turn colors—and infuriat-l I ed the witch doctor. "I will stop him," the witch doc/tor cried. With loud chants and rapid dance steps, he I circled this hut in which the young explorer sat. I "Now he can't do it any more," the witch doctor said. The natives, watched silently. Von Hoffmian turned the magic white handkerchief red again. In the mountains of Formosa, which even faw missionaries had penetrated in 1930, Von Hoffman stood beside the beaded and befeathered native —whose tnibe still hunted heads. The two had become friends; now was the time to become blood brothers. Von Hoffmian picked up a to South America with Teddy Roosevelt. Von Hoffman ran away from the St. Petersburg Military, Academy in Russia when he was 14 to fight in ithe Russo- Japanese War. He was wounded, promoted, decorated and restless when the war ended. In 1908, he came to America. "I couldn't 'speak much English," Von Hoffman said, "So, I became a newspaper photographer." His skill as a still photographer and movie cameraman launched him into exploring when, in 1912, moviemaker D. W. Griffith sent him to Mexico to film Villa on location. Blood Brothers Oad Von Hioiflfmiam, now 84, is shown In Ms 1930 photograph posing with the Fommosan helaidhuin/tar who made Mm his Wood fatro 'lh- er. The wials oif Hofcuan's MiamhiaWan aipiant- mienlt now ibrfalie with spears clubs lanid poison amrtoivvs — all past adveniteres. UNTFAX amid ifeitishes, relics Of his 258 E. SIMMONS ST. I PH. 343-9805 Gen. Frederic Ellis Davison, commander o! the 199th Light Infantry Brigade in Vietnam, was the first Negro general to command American infantrymen in combat. SUPER SALES EVENT Sunny Fashions at to JAMES PATRICK 33 S. CHERRY ST. MEN'S WEAR JUST OFF MAIN ST. reg. 12.00 to 30.00 # Petites # Juniors # Misses # Half Sizes Grab up these great styles at these greatly reduced prices! Choose sleeveless, short-sleeved models shirtwaists, shifts, jacket dresses in cool polyester/ cotton blends, knits, seersuckers, more! Lots of solids and patterns. EXTRA ADDED ATTRACTION BETTER KNITS, ENSEMBLES SPECIAL OCCASION FASHIONS regular $36.00 to $60.00 Up To V% OFF i

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