Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on April 27, 1950 · Page 5
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THURSDAY, A£R1L 27, 1950 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAQB ilVB Physical Handicap Spurred Restaurateur to Success By HAL BOYtJC SEATTLE—(#>--.To some people a physical handicap Is a death of the spirit. To others It Is only a spur to victory. There Is a woman here whose life story Is a living example of the truth that a courageous heart can rise above any affliction. She Is Mrs. Emil Mehllne, belter known as Hildegardp, one of the lending restaurateur of the Northwest. At the age of nine Hildegrmlp- born Hilda Drahoid, one of nine children of a landscape gardener- was stricken with Infantile paralysis. "For eight long years I had to wear a plaster cast from my hips to my neck," she recalled. "But It made, me determined to lead a normal life—to be like other girls. When she was 17 she drove with some friends to the Tacoma airfield. "Stub" Campbell, an oldttme daredevil who wanted a new stunt to thrill crowds at a forthcoming Fourth of July air show, asked the group of spectators: "Is there any girl hero daring enough to make a parachute jump?" "I will," volunteered Hilda. And jump shr did—from 'MOO feet. "I was still supposed to be wearing my cast at the lime," she said. "But I wanted to prove to my six brothers I could do something they couldn't. I didn't get paid Cor it, but someone passed Hie hat and collected §27." In the next two years she made 26 parachute jumps in barnstorming tours with such fliers and stunt men as Campbell, "Tex" Rankin and Jimmy Doolittle. The most she ever earned for a jump was $50. In 1928 the strapping on Campbell's chute snapped during a routine jump, and he fell to his death. That ended Hildegrade's career as a stunt girl, too. Her mother made her quit. "Of. course, I had no business, making the jumps anyway, as the paralysis had left me with a twisted back," she smiled. Hildegarde then started selling hamburgers at a local fair. She saved up $300 and started her first restaurant, which menued—those were the days!—a 25 cent turkey dinner. She did all the cooking and table-hopping herself. Then she opened a larger restaurant near McChord Field, and likes to remember how once a general helped her wash dishes at 5 o'clock in the" morning. Today she and her husoand, Emil, a mechanical engineer, plan a chain of west coast restaurants featuring fried chicken prepared by her own secret formula. They also have formed a firm to market pre-cooked frozen chicken on a national basis. "All my dreams are coming true," said Hildegrade, a pleasant, blonde, blue-eyed woman in her mid forties. Unable to have chil- Tito Still Wants Famed Sculptor In Yugoslavia By DKU'ITt MACKENZIE Ivan Mestrovic, world famous Yugoslav sculptor who is a voluntary "exile" in America, dropped in on me in New York and extracted from him an interesting development In his differences with Generallssmo Tito—a further request from Tito that Meslrovic return home. 1 use the word "extracted" advisedly, because the good doctor doesn't give up Information about himself readily. However, that's understandable in view of his delicate position in relation lo the Yugoslav chief of slate. As reported before, Tito has, sent numerous messages to Meslrovic by envoys, urging the sculptor lo return home and promising him personal security. The Generalissimo's ostensible In I crust in get- ling the doctor back home is that Mestrovic not only is an international figure in the art world but is regarded by his count tymen as a great patriot. While Mestrovic's personal security has been guaranteed, he always has replied that he wouldn't return to Yugoslavia until his greal friend, Archbishop Alojzijc Stepanic, of Zagreb, is released from prison. The prelate was sentenced in October, 1946, to 16 years in prison for "crimes against, the state." The latest is a further invitation lo Meslrovic, offering him a special passport, OK'd by the generalissimo himself, permitting the doctor lo go in and out of Yugoslavia as he sees fit. The sculptor tells me his answer now is that he won't, return until Stepanic not only is released but is permitted to remain in his own country. Whether the gcneralissmo will change his mind regarding the archbishop remains to be seen. I don't believe Tito will get Mestro- vic back until Stepanic is freed and allowed lo stay in Yugoslavia lo work among his own people. The 67-year-old sculptor is a nationalist and is against all dictalorships. He is strongly religious and has been a staunch supporter of the Catholic Church, which accounts in part for his great friendship Vllh Archbishop Stepanic. Mestroviu's religious bent is demonstrated concretely in a greal work of arl which he has just completed after more than a ACHESON URGES ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY — Secretary of Slate Dean Acheson (left) is shown with legal adviser Adrian Fisher in Washington as he urged I ho House Public Works Committee lo approve the long-delayed Si. Lawrence waterway and power projecl as a boon to North American defense.—NEA Telephoto Little Man Is Redlist But Still Thinks of Better Life dren herself, she has adopted Iwo. "Many people Ihink a handicap is a delriment to them," she said, "Mine was an asset. I made il into one. I kept telling myself that if I developed my personality and learned to be nice lo everyone lhat I'd overcome Ihis handicap I knew I would have all my life." tt.v ,1/VMKS MAKLOW WASHINGTON,---^—The man is no spring chicken any more. He's lived a good while. He's soen a lot of things, sonic good, many bad. In his life-time he has soon a baby born, an old mnn die. And he has never stopped wondering at man's ability to be ninny things. A hero, coward, martyr, bo- traycr, thief, benefactor, liar, scoundrel, soilless, selfish, wrecker, buiklcr, dreamer, realist, saint and sinner. HP hns snen people garbed in ;t natural nobility, warm and kind. And he has seen others moved by cunning cruelly. Sometimes in one lifetime, the little man knows, one man can be many of those things or just one of them alone. The little man has no illusions. From what he has seen, he knows, he would not want to be there if a loaf of bread suddenly were thrown into a roomful of long-starved men. Not because of what might happen lo him but because of what the sight of the bread might do to some of the men, but not all. From what he has seen of mankind—the many evidences of man's goodness—he knows man's capacity for goodness is very greal. Why, then, he asks himself, arc generation of labor. Il is a series of 25 panels, carved from wood, representing phases in the life of Christ. That goes on exhibition next, month at Syracuse University, where Meslrovic is teaching sculpture. not all men good, and kind and forlhrlghl? Why all the hale, I suspicion, greed? why do men hurl ouch other? Because one lifetime is short; the little man has known only a few people well. So what, he has learned isn't much. Still, he knows, the struggle for seourily—some call il survival— can twist a man's mind and fork his tongue. The desire for security, the litlle man knows, can take many shapes; money; prestige, power, glory, or only a dally job. It. may be a consuming sense of year, rooted in his childhood, which makes a man hostile to all mankind, suspecting everyone. Or, it may be the litlle thing called the ego—the "I am" in all of us—which craves nourishment al any desperate price. A scholar may find his security, calm his fears and sooth his ego by working for a small salary in a library. Another man may have to feed his ego by inflicting pain so that, standing astride the lives he's ruined, he can tell himself! "I outsmarted them" or "I (hanged history" or "they'll never forget me." And sometimes, whole groups of people and even nations are swept 4 Slntrtleff Students Honored for Scholarship President David A, Weaver of Shurtleff College presented membership pins to four new members of I he honorary scholastic f rater- illy, Mu Delta Rho, during a chapel service Wednesday morning. Dr. Weaver gave the address on Scholarship and Service." Those receiving the honor, which Is Shurt left's highest In recognition of excellence In academic work, were: Herbert Coleman, mathematics major, Alton; Harold Lawder, physical education major, Chester; Henry Uomanko, chemistry major, Godfrey; and Paul Zlrges, business administration major, Namookl. Zirges completed course work at Shurtleff In January. Dr. Weaver, stating there Is a lot of competition between scholarship and other Horns in a college program, urged the students lo take an Inventory of their capacities and desires, and to think about "where we nrn going, how are we to got there, and what will we do when wr arrive." Dr. Weaver stated that many others may have been Included in the group which received honors. "They have the ability, but they up In these things, the little man tolls himself, and when they are they can kill and ruin and be fierce in a way no single mini can equal. How long will this go on? How long will it be before all men, content and secure, can lead a calm and kind and honest life with one another? The little man Is too much of a realist to be caught trying lo answer that one. When anyone asks him, lie shakes his head, murmurs something about mankind. Still, he never has become used to picking up his dally paper, which is a chronicle of struggle, without the hope; "maybe today will be belter." failed to demonstrate the proper amount of effort." He challenged the students to have not only high scholastic attainment, but to have a high purpose, a deep concern for their fellowmen, and a desire to serve others. John Bowers gang "The Lost Chord" by Sullivan, and Max fe. Hodges, professor of organ, played "Melody" hy Dawes. tt Is estimated that American shipping has spent $6,000,000 on rndar equipment since the end of the war as an aid to navigation. 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