The Burlington Hawk-Eye from Burlington, Iowa on May 17, 1931 · Page 26
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The Burlington Hawk-Eye from Burlington, Iowa · Page 26

Burlington, Iowa
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Sunday, May 17, 1931
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News Of Former Days Taken From the Files of The Burlington Hawk-Eye, Iowa's Oldest Newspaper. j Seventy Years Ago • —•* 1861 A FAREWELL program was given A at the Sunderland house for the volunteer company, "German Rifles." They were presented a flag by Mrs. Lawrence on behalf of the ladies of Burlington bearing the inscription ••We Defend The Flag of Our Adopted Land." The roll of the company: C. L. Matthias, captain. Matthies Keller, first lieutenant. Joseph Enderle. second lieutenant. Will How, first sergeant. Gregor Shaefer, second sergeant. H<.-nry Rose, third sergeant. Theodore Waldschmidt, fourth serg- fnnt. Charles Leopold, color sergeant. Lf-wis Bates Fridolkin Rommel Edmond Bonitz John Romminger Jack Scholl FrederickSchramm Robert Soholtz Lewis Bicker William Buss Martin Chaumee _.. Herman Eberhard Gustav Schlapp Laurens Fiertag David Sequin Phillip CrumschlagJai Shurmann Anton Hendricks Fred Ch. Soeetig Casper Hopkamp Charles Wagner Gustav Hohm- John Wasmer brf-chcr John Weber Anton Hupprick Gottlieb Wollhass point delegates and alternates to the state convention at Sioux City, The following officers were elected at the annual meeting of the Crystal Lake club: President—N. S. Young. Vice-President—Robert Moir. Secretary—John Pettibone. Treasurer—W. P. Foster. The Grab Bag J Frank H. Westerman Can you divide this square into four diamonds with two straight lines? What does Porto Rico mean? What was the former name of Jugo- slavia? Brain Teaser What fruit is like an old monkey? Charles Jockers Ernest Becker Charles Bruckner Lewis Kaisiske Nicolas Bouquet Michael Kohlbauer Sebastian Klett Henry Klein , John Koeplcr I Today's Anniversary Theodore Knapp On this date, in 1917, the army con- Henry C. Rummer! scription bill was signed by President " - - • • -- ' Wilson. William Christ Griese Christ Ferdinand Fahr William Grothe John Henn Frank HiUe Hf-nrv Hopkamp Correctly Speaking— Strictly speaking, 'alternative' means I 'choice between two things, 1 not a ! choice between more than two things. Conrad Limbursr Charles F. Limle Frcd.'-nck Hoeachle Caster Mersch St.-phen Hoojr Samuel Mortz Joseph Jenger Peter Mohn Frederick Kamp- August Nesselhaus hofner John Charles Otto Tohn W. Kaskel Chris Rayer John Rothew- Hcnnan Kettnei Tht-obald Klein Jacob Koppen- hoffer Charles Knapp John Klag Phillip Lang Frederick Leonhard Adolph Lot?. Robfit Mortx. Auffust Miller Andreas Nagel Godc-fred Ott berger John Ruckert Georges Ruff Georges Shaefer Henry Schoelling Christ Schrey August Schultz Charles Schultz Jai Shurmann Henry Stumppy William Stuckman John C. Wagner John Weber John Charles Pie-Michael Weber per Christ Wilde Adolph Rinker George Willet Ernes Roteck | Forty Years Ago 1 D 1891 JEHL'S Rock Island arsenal band played for the Company H moonlight excursion. Attractions at the Grand were "The Royal Pass" and "County Fair," Today's Horoscope Persons born on this day are friendly and not at all high hat. Answers to Foregoing; Questions 1. Draw a line thru the center each way, then tilt the square on end. 2. It comes from the Spanish Puerto Rico, meaning "rich port." 3. Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. 4. Grapes (gray apes). WILD, WILD MOVIE TITLES SELDOM MEAN A THING BO BROADWAY (Continued from Page Three. Part 2.) he~told me. "I do my day's work an' when I'm through, I'm through. 1 never carry my work home with me. BIT o' BOTH. OFT hearted New Yorkers pay m excess of half a million dollars a Professor Charles Galloway, organ-1 year to support more than 50 fake ist and Mrs. C. W. Rand assisted at a charities, according to the commis *"~ J ^"* _ _ „-. , i. I - _ »• _.. W1 i x* ->i-^ 1 T a t'A concert at the Grace M. E. church. The Cecelia Maennerchor gave a program at Grimes hall in connection with the St. John's fair. There was a good stage of water and among the boats in and out were the Bella Mac, Polar Wave. Pauline, I Pittsburg. Isaac Staples, Kit Carson, , Invernes. Daisy. Linehan. and Sidney. °™ «^ g _ Thr- court house was being given a coat of paint. sioner of public welfare Soft-hearted New Yorkers, or softheaded? ANOTHER BRICKBAT. " A MERICAN ugliness (meaning the A ugliness of our cities) is not complete even as ugliness," says Gil- chcstertc ,n just back in Lon- successful lecture tour in A LI, I know is just what I read in the Moving Picture adds, and say Boy what an education it is! I thought the underwear adds in the magazines were about the limit in presenting an eyefull,' but these Movie adds give you the same thing without the underwear. Even I myself appeared in a Nightgown in the Connecticut Yankee, so on the billboards it would add a touch of romantic glamor, to say nothing of a smattering of sex appeal. Mind you you musent let the "add have anything to do with what you see on the ln- sides. You are liable to see the wildest stuff facing you on the billboards, and then go inside and everybody is dressed as esquimos all through the picture. In other words Will Hays big trouble is getting pictures that will live up to the pictures on the adds. Must Deliver the Goods You know in. all Latin American Countries, (I am speaking of authority as I flew over them at an altitude of sometimes as low as ten thousand feet) in those Countries, if you put a picture on the boards to advertise what you are having inside or if in your wording you say that Miss Millie De Hokum will entirely disrobe on a tight wire, why on the said night Millie better do a mighty good job of stripping or the cash customers will clothe Millie and her management with some seats and chairs, and any other handy article laying around. Of if it shows a picture of a bull fight and a Matador being gored, by | an unruly Ox, why the day of the '. fight, you better have the man gored, 1 or be prepared to be gored yourself. i In other words you got to deliver what you advertise. So the big problem of the Movies now is to deliver up to what the Lithograph makers and the add writers have shown on the outside. In other words that ! branch of the Industry has "Out| stripped" the Production end. We i just cant seem to get em as wild as they show em on the outside. We got to get wilder people. A lot of these have been out here for years, and they ' are getting kinder old and tame. j There is an awful lot of us out here I that just cant arouse the passions in I our public like we ought too. And thats why we keep trying to get new blood into this ART. Titles Cause Trouble Then in the Titles of Pictures, there is where its getting hard. They just, cant think up enough suggestive Titles to go around. They bring every big Writer out here from New York and England and have them in an Office just thinking all the time on Titles that will lead you to expect you are going to see on the inside about four of the most prominent Commandments broken, right before your eyes. But there is just so many of those Titles, and every Company is fighting to get em. You take old lays like the "Old Homestead." Now they are just waiting till they can think up some title for that, and then it will go into Production. lllf CHfllc-3- . Mr. Chesterton, you're prejudiced. HARLEM OR HEBBEN. T doesn't matter where you are. its . whom you're with, that counts. tne numoers were the overture, "Wil-j An old colored Mammy ran^ away Ham Tell" and "Bohemian Girl." Mrs. from her daughter s horn* Seymour Jones and Master Tony ! one evening recently and' Bryant gave vocal numbers. i herself at the Travelers Aid desk m the Grand Central Station. "Ah wants t' go back t 1 Virginny, confided to the secretary. "Ah jes' cain't stun' it here no mo'. Mah daughter, up in Harlem say ah'm too i ~ 1 old f think o' anything but hcbben. ! TwentV YearS AGO I ! Ebery night she call in do neighbors; ', j an' dey prays fo' mah soul. Ah doan i want t' be thinkin' 'bout dyin' all de time. Ah wants t' have some mo' A few of the best that have been turned in by the highest priced. Writers up to now is "The Old Love Nest, "Home In Name Only," "The Birthplace of Folly." "Devilment Galore Among the Honeysuckles," "What Took Place Under the Old Roof," "The Gal Pays the Mortgage with Body and Soul," "The House is Old but the Carryings on is New and Spicy," "The Gangsters Birthplace as Far as We Know." ' So you can see that they are right on the edge of getting something that vv.ill combine all these, and give you looked like it was still in doubt as to whether it triumphed or not. Thats called "Subtelry". All the Writers try to be what they call "Sophisticated" or -'Subtelry". That means nobody knows what you are talking about and dont give a D—. Sophistication means talking all day about nothing. You are both bored but you have to do something till somebody mixes another cocktail, we are getting a lot of those kind of Talking plays now. Titles that if printed on the old COtKEVED THE JUST CANT THINK UP ENOUGH SUGGESTIVE TITLES TO GO ABOUND. AUNTHKT JBT ROBKBf QUIUJEI* POOR PA BY CLAUDE CA1IAN I "She won't never get well now. She's found out she can boss her family a lot easier by bein' a valid." In- "The bank phoned me that count Is overdrawn again, but see why a bank advertises wants women's accounts if i to worry about overdrafts." WHO'S WHO AND TIMELY VIEWS j CONTROL IS FORESEEN OF ECONOMIC CIRCLES \YI PROPER STUDY By OGDEN L. MILLS Undersecretary of the Treasury (Ogden Livingston Mills was born at Newport, R. L, Aug. 23, ]**•; is a graduate of Harvard. Since 1908 he has practiced law in Ncu- Y< City. Defeated as a candidate for congress in 1912, he was elected a .-;:- ber of the state senate in 1914 and 1916. From 1921 to 1927 IK- u- ; ^ member of congress from the seventeenth New York district. Sim-f- '.<*> he has been undersecretary of the treasury. He is a veteran of iht \\\; war, a republican and has been director of numerous concerns). \\l an inkling of what the old roof has seen take place under it, and then they will start in making it. "Hell'cd" To Death The word "Hell" while generally frowned upon as conversation in the grammar grades, has been literally pounced upon by the Movie Title manufacturers, and they have just about "Hell'ed" everything to death. They have pictured the Doorway, the stage Entrance, and every part of Hell, till Hell has just got so it dont mean nothing anymore but another work in a title. Putting the word Hell on the billboards and expecting to scare up any excitement among the prospective victims any more is just blowed up. Course my old friend Will Hays still insists that Virtue triumphs, but they keep making you more and more doubtful right up to the end, in fact most of them hold it back till after the final fade out. And I have seen some of em here lately where it , silent screen, would have got the "Rawsberry" now are considered smart, for they apply to nothing and mean less. I saw one the other night called "Kiss and Leave Each Other Flat" It was so subtle that it dident say whether you can leave em flat physically, or financially. They call em drawing room Allays, women with nothing on their minds eat em up, kids hiss em, and old men sleep right through em. They had em on the stage till they ruined it. So between "Subtelry" and Gangsters we have run the old Cowboy trying to save the sherriffs daughter, right back to the dairy farm. No modern child would want to learn how to shoot a 45 Colts. He wants to know how to mow em down with the old Browning Machine Gun. But we will live through it, and come out with something worse. We. always do. So we better make the most of this while its here. I. OPINIONS OF OTHERS (Continued From Page Four, Part 2) Thf Hawk-Eye received an excellent portrait and sketch of Captain George C. Remcy. E thref your old son of Mr. and Mrs, H. C. Lohmann,- while playing with matches in bed starU-d a fire and \va.s burned to death. rn J The annual meeting of th.. Burling- on Music club was held at the Con- grpgfitional church with Mrs. George H. Higbcc presiding. The election of officers resulted as follows: If. President - -Mrs-:. Kate Gilbert Wells. First Vice-President—Mrs. George . . Second Vice-Prc.sicltnt -Mrs.Thomas Wilkinson. Corresponding Secretary -Mrs. Luke Palmer. Recording Secretary — Miss Anna Lane. Treasurer -Mrs. George S. Tracy. Auditor— Mrs. A. M. Antrobus The president was authorized to ap- . good times on earth; an' ah ain't goin' t' hab nono in Harlem." HAIR RAISING THOUGHT. B ALDNESS," says Prof. Harry Stern, "is caused by thinking." • A columnist with a naturally mean disposition, has unique opportunities of displaying It. A VISITOR OPINKS. OHERIFF C. RUSSEL TRATHEN, k5 of Reno, Nevada, is in New York for a few days to give tho cily's night life the once over. "The town is better than the Scotch they seem to drink here," he says. That's alt right, Sheriff. Keep youv shirt on. And let us hear from you a little later when you've come to know the town better--to say nothing of the Scotch. WEttI;MARY FIRST ru MY^EAMS!' PHONE 392 [GEORGE-PLEASE OUY^IT oo AND GET BOSCH PLUMBERS^ ELEaRICIANS THE PLUMBING fi ft One builder said: "If Chas. G. Bosch Co. did the plumbing I don't need to inspect it—both materials and workmanship will be O. K.!" CHAS. G. BOSCH CO. Telephone 392. 317 North Main Street hand it would be a good thing for Burlington as it would get many bridge tolls from autos that it would not get otherwise, going and coming to this park, as it would be cheaper to drive your own private car to the park than to go by bus, providing there were three or more in the crowd. , . , Burlington business should bo interested in this proposition as all things sold in this park would come from Burlington and all money made would be left in Burlington. Traveling men would Sunday-over here and many tourists would stop over for a few days if we had this park along the Mississippi whore they could go boating on the river. I think the Mississippi river is one of the best assets Burlington has and we are not taking advantage of it as we should. This amusement park would not be as costly as it seems as most all amusements could be brought here on commissions. About all that it needs is some good man to promote it witn the business men to back bim up J. J. bv_/.tiU.Li-tii.rt. Burlington, la, Masonry's Interest Editor, The Hawk-Eye' A day or two after leading the letter in The Sunday Hawk-Eye suggesting that either the D. A. R. or the ^Masonic fraternity should erect a permanent marker at the site of the first school house in Iowa, I picked up a- pamphlet issued the Scottish Rite Masons from which I take the following ex- CG "Our form of government was practically Developed and established by Masons—they were the leaders of that dav and were to a large extent the means of carrying out the desires of "With the completion of the organization of our government, ^Masonry for the first time had been aftorded an opportunity to develop its mission, to presents Its message and m part to carry into effect its.purpose. The free education of the people in schools owned and controlled by the state alone unmarred by sectarian influence or undisturbed by religious difference had not until then been available. "George Washington, (a Mason), whose wisdom and greatness became more and more apparent with the lapse of time, wrote: 'We believe that the greatest human agency for the moral growth of the Individual, the prosperity of our country, and the preservation of our government is free popular education, and therefore the state should do her utmost to encourage and advance it with all her citizens.' * * * Not until 1850 did such a system come'near to realization, because * * * economic and other inter- CHICHESTER S, PILLS WrA-sT fnn IWAMOW" B « A » n i_ A ^r^CK !#*'*i4*W' D "'H<'»* fc f/\ , M*i« ^ JHKA rM nknownuB«*t,B*fiitAlw*]reRtll*bM SOLO BY DRUGGISTS EVERYWKBi ests and the Masonic ideal sought to be DU into practice came into conflict with another. "This battle for public-controlled, non-sectarian common schools was won not thru sentiment, but because our citizens thru Masonic education and leadership come to regard schools, owned, controlled and operated by the state, as the first line of defense for the protection of American institutions and American ideals.". Will you not publish this in "Opinions of Others" so that many of our citizens who are not familiar with the teachings and aims of Masonry will understand why it would be appropriate for the craft to take an interest in the erection of such a marker? MASON. Burlington, la. Airport Editor. The Hawk-Eye : The public demands safe passenger-carrying airplanes. To stay in business we must operate at a profit. Selling airplane rides at 75c a ride is certainly undermining a big business in Its infancy. If a plane carried 125 passengers a day, two at a time, its profits after paying hangar rent, gas, oil and repairs or commission to its pilot and general depreciation would be none, and an accident to the plane would run the business at a loss unless the repairs were paid out of a fund other than from the money collected at 75c per ride. , , The public must be guaranteed safe planes, and planes cannot be bought, operated and maintained at 75c per ride If operated on a business basis. Anybody owning an airplane privately can give away all or part of his profits if he so desires, but a good crack-up will put this type of owner out of business unless there is money from a private source for repairs and ' the taxpayers of this city, have stood by and watched the mayor and other city officials spend our money to promote an airport. Now after spending all this monew how is it to succeed if someone is to . cut prices to the extent that no one connected with the business can making a living? * * * Outside planes will keep away from Burlington in the future unless a different policy if adopted. For a bigger and better business, Burlington, la. A. K. W. C. T. 0. Editor. The Hawk-Eye: One of the educational features of W. C. T. U. work recently was the distribution to newspapers of a scientific analysis of the Bratt system of liquor sales in Sweden made by a famous expert on alcohol matters. Dr. Robert Hercod of Lausanne. Switzerland. Dr. Hercod points out that the Bratt system would probably never be satisfactory the system. A strict personal account to the United States for the same reason that it Is not entirely satisfactory In Sweden, as the government maintains an espionage system over every individual permitted to buy liquor under the system. A strict personal account of individual actions In public and private appear to be necessary for the administration of the Bratt system, something which would never be countenanced in this country. Prohibition as a governmental problem will be studied at the Ohio Wesleyan university in the political science department next fall. The head of the department, Dr. B. A. Arneson. declares that- it will be a two-hour course over one semester, open to juniors and seniors. The Woman's Christian Temperance Union believes Mrs. Henry W. Peabody, general chairman of the women's 'national committee for law enforcement, is right in her statement that "no organized group, religious, industrial or secular, can stand against the constitution of the United States without imperiling the government." «"he Woman's Christian Temperance Union is now organized in ten thousand local communities; it has an organization in nearly three-fourths of every county in the United States, and of 'course is organized in every state in the union, some of the large western states having two state organizations. ELLA D. JARVIS. Burlington. la. ^^^______ Rapid Progress Being Made, Keohuk Bridge Keokuk, la., May 16.—The Widoll company is progressing rapidly on the bridge being built over the Seventh street hollow, better known as Bloody Run or Soap creek. A. R. Knoeff is in charge of the work and reports that there has been considerable progress. Everything is in preparation for completing the brim. That is, the fill-in, back of the abutment. There are two concrete foundations laid, with the holes for four more already dug. The bridge will be twenty feet higher than the old structure, to prevent such a steep approach to,the old bridge. The new bridge will extend past the alley of A and B streets. This will take out much of the incline down Reid street hill. On the east side of the bridge the structure will be built to straighten .out a curve and will extend almost to Carroll street. This will iron ouj another small incline which is now We live in a world economically, politically and socially far more highly organized than ever before. The component parts are more closely related and interdependent. Paradoxical as It may sound, while the individual has lost much of his freedom and independence, the people collectively enjoy infinitely greater freedom of action. Broadly speaking, the social, political and economic structure of. the world is essentially democratic in the sense that it is not subject to the domination and control of a few leaders, but is in the hands of the people themselves. Not only Is this true, but we do not look to any privileged or specially trained class for leaders. They come and must come from the rank and file of the population. At the same time the undelying economic and social forces are more powerful than ever, and the actions to which they give rise more far-reaching in their ramifications and conse- qu<?nces. Economic errors and misfortunes, the effects of which were formerly localized, now have a tendency to spread until they embrace not only countries but continents. The people of one nation go on a speculative spree and the world wakes up with a headache. present. The framework of the bridge is to be of steel as the council voted d,own putting in a concrete structure. It was on this bridge work that the labor disturbance arose here recently. The state highway commission was asked to act and it wired the Widell company at Mankato, Minn., that it should pay 40 cents an hour for labor whereas they were paying only 30 cents. The company accordingly complied with the suggestion. The company is using about twenty-two men on this job. The reasons for periodic di-pi <•.«-.- •? and readjustments are fairly ;,: i:.- ent, but how to avoid them is .-•. • ,• more difficult question. TIK-.T "..••j i can be entirely eliminated is !.••-:•,-- .- ly questionable, but that they c:-.:•. -^ further mitigated is not too nr.ii-j-. '•( expect. Assuredly, if there is ..: / hope of maintaining balancr-d ••:. • tions in industry and trade, th:;t •< ;-j lies in the gathering of acrurr-.-. formation, its careful analysis, t!-. ••» tablishment of fundamental pnnr:; • ^ and, above all, a wide undr-rst.'.:.'::- L< of those principles on the part <>; •: .5 great mass of the people so thai ;• ,; are fortunate enough to have ici.:- 4 endowed with wisdom and for.-.. ^ not only may they thcmselve>- quate knowledge but that they wii: 1 lack followers. We have made such enoin. i strides in the gathering of current • mess statistics, information can b« -J readily, rapidly and widely diffr,-- % that It is not too much to hope •' * the busines course of the future :...•» be charted by the light of adequ;.'. -.- formation and knowledge, nnd H. » cordance with recognized ruU-s c>: •• •> duct, resulting In greater safety t. .* dividual industries and with moM •* sured stability in our economic :;'. 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