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Racine Times Bulletin (Newspaper) - May 5, 1940, Racine, Wisconsin SUNDAY BULLETIN VOL. 10, No. 51. RACINE, WIS., SUNDAY, MAY 5, 1940. 10 PAGES George Dibbern aboard his ketch. Rapunga. War Reaches Out Long Arm To Jolt Bewildered Seafarer Scienfists Learn Howfo Cure Gray Hair in Animals Madison, May 4.-(/P)-Isolation of a vitamin which prevents and cures graying of hair in animals was announced by a group of University of Wisconsin biochemists. They said it had not been determined definitely whether the vitamin also would be effective in treating humans to maintain or restore the youtWul lustre and color of their hair. Experimental quantities of the pure vitamin were removed from liver by C. A. Elvehjem, Edward Neilsen and J. J. Oleson. They now are seeking to determine its chemical structure as a step toward synthetic production. If that can be done, it will assure large quantities for more extensive e.xperi-ments. ^'There may be more than one cause for fraying hair," Dr. Elvehjem said, "but at least in some animals one type of graying hair is caused by poor nourishment. If this holds true in man, then it is quite possible the vitamin may cure the trouble." Urges New Office Buildings To Draw Firms to Racine SAN FRANCISCO, May 4.-War reaches out even to the man without a country. It has grabbed hold of tousled little George Dibbern, once a citizen of Germany, but now sans nationality-and passport. One of these days soon Dibbern must step aboard' his ketch, Te Rapunga, in San Francisco harbor, hoist his own flag and set sail- to nowhere. His stay in the United States, already extended, expires June 1. He is afraid to land in a British or French port, for he might be interned as a German-and South sea ports are largely British and French; he can not visit U. S. possessions; many neutral ports are closed to him because of war restrictions and spy cares. He may stop in Mexico, but his stay would be limited, as it would be in Costa Rica, Venezuela, and other countries down the Pacific coast. You can't stop in any country vei-y long if you carry no passport. So it is an odd voyage that Dibbern will soon begin out of San Francisco, flying a flag portraying the unity and brotherhood of man-and with no place to go. Sailing-And More Sailing. Dibbern has had no place to go for 10 years, since' he left Germany in 1930, sick with the "strife and hate and uncertainty" that had overtaken his countiy. Dibbern was an able seaman before the first war, had covered much of the world. He was interned in New Zealand until 1919, when he returned to Germany. He married and had three children. The mad inflation of those days broke him. Followed years of knocking about, his family scattered over Germany. Then Dibbern and his nephew crossed the Atlantic-in their own boat in 31 days. They passed through the Panama canal and into the Pacific, to sail north to San Francisco in 1932. Dibbern has been sailing almost steadily since-some 60,000 miles in all; the South seas, down under, and back. He entered and won the 1,700-mile trans-Tasman race in 17 days in spite of 40 hours when he was beached for repairs. Then he raced from Auckland to Hobart, Tasmania, winning again. His nepliew left him to settle in Tasmania in 1935 and Dibbern sailed the southern seas again. "Hitler Is Unimportant." Dibbern lectures, writes, has almost finished his first book. Like his life, his lectures are never planned, never formal. To Dibbern it doesn't matter which side wins the war. "No good can come from fighting. Hitler is as helpless as any," he will tell you. "And Hitler is unimportant. He rose on a definitely felt need of the German people and he will fall when that need is fulfilled." The peace of world rests finally with the individual, believes this extraordinary wanderer. As the individual develops, so will nations. That's why he carries no nationalistic flag. His flag is his own, a white square, a circle and a star; it stands for "World Friendliness," "Unity" and "Humanity's Aspirations," and there is no place for it in a warring world. Eggs Between Sheets, And Family Row's on SALEM, Mass., May 4.-When a husband slipped into bed on a chilly night and found his wife had spread several dozen eggs between the sheets, a riotous family argument resulted. Patrolman Walter Broderick reported that each party made charges of flat-iron hurling and that the wife showed him her bed with the legs sawed off so she was sleeping almost on the floor. As Male Thoughts Turn fo Golf Housecleanin^ Makes Hubby Real 'Helpmate' Modern College Girl Seeks Early Marriage ST. LOUIS, May 4.-(U.R)-The fact that the modern college girl is more: eager to marry than was her sister of a generation ago does not mean that she is more successful in getting a man. Dean Harriet M. Allyn told the National Association of Deans of Women here. Dean AUyn said the modern college girl wants to marry within a year or so after graduation instead of waiting for eight or ten years, as thejr formerly did. "This would make it: appear that more college graduates are marrying," she said, "but according to statistics at Mount Holyoke only about 50 to 60 per cent of the alumnae have ever married. The percentage hasn't changed in recent jreats." By SID KAYE Don't reach for a mashie-get a broom. Grab a carpet beater," if you have visions of elevating something. Wlien your thoughts wander to the nineteenth hole, remember the basement or attic. These reminders might come from any one of hundreds of housewives in Racine at this season. The Price You Pay. Stiff muscles, aching joints, reddened hands, kinl^s in the back, and a weary feeling that draws one bedward, describe the dutiful "houseman's" physical condition. It is the spring workout, conditioner-upper, sacrifice, investment that paves the way for all the sporty days one expects to spend piecing the turf and lofting the little white peUet. Taking the matter philosophically, the dutiful "houseman" considers it a "privilege" and an "opportunity" for a better understanding of the internal affairs of his home. Housecleaning takes one into all the nooks and corners. It surprises some, even in immaculately kept homes, how many things besides dust and dirt may be found in these out of the way places. The systematic director of housecleaning activities - in this case, the grood friend, wife-has her "helpmate" start by dusting and readjusting things in the attic -a place where -antiques and many other unused objects are kept. The "cleaner-upper" spends more time here than he thought he would, because he has found so many things to interest him. The first day's labors perhaps end here. Thoughts Wander. Sleep, strangely, overtakes the "housecleaner" sooner than usual after this first day's experiences. In the. morning, he returns to the office, where his thoughts frequently stray from the ordinary routine. Is he eager to return home and resume his program? Regardless, it is a job that must be finished. Neck - breaking, body-wrenching and arm-stiffening ceiling and wall-washing are next in order. A room a day keeps one out of mischief. Depending upon the number of rooms, it may take a week inore to finish this task. Perhaps you have washed too painstakingly or have used too much solution in the water. If the surface is marred, a painting job may stare you in the face. But, unless you have a particular fondness for this form of,artistry, you will leave it to professional painters. Moving the furniture outdoors to air, sweeping, scrubbing, varnishing, replacing the furniture, and taking care of a few other odds and ends will find you completing the interior tasks. Window washing is an exterior job that you may undertake, and, if the house needs painting, you in all probability will turn that over to the profftsiaonfll ma*t- ' Raldng the yard, removing collected rubbish and loosening up i.the dirt in the flower beds will occupy another day. Then you can rest for a week before the longing for golf will get the best of you again. General Stock In Ghost Store 50 Years Old ROCHESTER, Minn., May 4.- (U.R)-In the ghost town of Forest-ville near here is a ghost store still stocked with pre-war wares and goods and cloaked with years of history and dust. It was southeastern Minnesota's first general store, opened in 1853 by Felix Meighen. In May, 1910, Thomas Meighen,-Felix' son, inherited the store but not the desire to operate it. So he locked it up, stock intact, ngv-er to open it again for business. He later headed the First National bank in the neighboring town of Preston. At the store, saddles and stable equipment of the Civil war era, dry goods more than 50 years old, 19th century petticoats and shoes, and publications once meant for the use of pioneers now serve as curios. NYA'S Purpose Is to Bolster Youth Security Thousands Given Help in Finishing Their Education By DON HUTH To help young people secure their rights to a job, to a home, to marry, to establigh a family and to be a part of their community. Upon these principles is based the National Youth administration,' which was established on June 26, 1935, and which started to operate in Racine on Jan. 1, 1936. Thomas S. Rees, director of the vocational school, was the sponsor of NYA in Racine and Karl H. Steinmann has served as supervisor since the first offices were established here. City officials have aided in putting the program in operation in the city. Three Major Purposes. The first Racine NYA offices were located at the vocational school, but due to cramped quarters were moved to the old Klinkert property on Washington avenue last year. It was through the efforts of the city council that the Klinkert property was placed at the disposal of the NYA. The National Youth administration has three major purposes: (1) To provide unemployed and out-of-school youth, largely from relief families, with part-time employment on socially useful projects which -provide work experience and related training that enhance their chances of obtaining private employment; (2) To assist needy young people in earning their way through school, college and graduate school; And (3) To provide youth with vocational guidance and help them to find suitable jobs in private employment. 16,000 Employed in School. At the present time there are approximately 8,400 out-of-school youth employed on 86 work projects in the state, necessitating an average monthly payroll of $120,-000 to $130,000. These 8,400 youth in 62 counties, including an average of 300 in Racine city, earn a monthly average wage of $16. In addition to these youth there are about 16,000 students of high schools, vocational schools and colleges now employed in 670 educational institutions in the state on the student work program. The scope of the NYA program is so broad that the type of work performed is practically limitless in its variety and extent. The young men of the state are constructing community youth centers, co-operative dormitories, vo-- (Turn to Page 3, Column 1) -Journal-Times Photos. The Franklin elementary school's speaking choir Is believed to be the youngest of its kind In the state. Front row-Mary Kosmetatos, Delbert Fntman, Patsy Tully, Betty Walley, LaVeme Brozonich; second row-Dorothy Cuthbertson, Henry Roeschen, Robert Chiples, Robert Jones; third row-Albert Dawson, Vilma Toth, Earl Rosenke, Dorothy Brent, Robert Prieskom; Fourth row-James Thiele, Herbert Daniels, Frances Recupcro, Dorothy Londre, Shirley Gladyes and John Oberg. Vocal soloists appearing in the elementary school's music festival to be held at 3 oclock this afternoon In the Washington Park high school are Jack Lawson, Stewart Close, Dick Frankel, Mary Beth Hansen, David Evans, Elaine Newcomb and Cherle Mahdtk. 63 7 School Children to Sing At Festival This Afternoon Directed by Miss Nan Clancy, a chorus of 600 sixth grade children, assisted by a speaking choir of 24 fourth grade children and seven soloists will present a music festival at 3 oclock this afternoon at Washington Park high school. The speaking choir is believed to be the only one of its kind in the country. Divided into five parts the program opens with the chorus singing the Navajo Indian's "Prayer," Challenge Failed to Reawaken Horse Racing as C/Yy's Sporf By JACK ROBERTS Racine, once known as the horse center of Wisconsin, was beginning to lose that prized title in 1900 when A. Perry .Dutton, board of trade member, commission merchant, warehouse man and horse breeder, attempted to revive the sport of horse racing.with this challenge: "Come on boys, let's scrape Main street and. bring out the steppers once more. Racine was for many years the horse city of the state and can be again. The people would be surprised to see what horses-can be hitched here if an interest is taken. Nellie Was Some Horse. "The only way to get up some trots on Main street is for me to challenge all that can be found to follow my beauty, Nellie D Phallas, the last one from Dolly D and Phallas. She can just fly hitched in cutter. Had her out yesterday and the telfegraph poles seemed to be as close as the teeth in a fine comb. Come on boys; bring out your best girl and see me cut you out" . Mr. Dutton' was 78 years old when he issued that challenge and died the following year, on Oct. ^1, 1901. He failed to find any takers, probably because the wealthy men were tiuming to automobilM. While publishing the challenge in April, 1900, the Racine Journal made the following comment: "Years ago any pleasant afternoon, a dozen or more fast horses could be seen speeding up and down Main street, between Sixth and Twelfth streets, and the fun was enjoyed by many citizens and lovers of horse flesh. Stephen and Frank K. Bull had a number of good ones, among them the old and famous Phil Sheridan, who could beat anything "in Racine. "Then there was Jackson I Case, who drove a number of fast steppers; L. J. Elliott, R. M. Boyd and others. Ed Hither often was seen with Jay-Eye-See, and Charley and Frank Brown always handled good ones. A. P. Dutton held the reins over rapid beasts. "There, still are a number of good ones here and with the streets cleared of deep snow, they probably would be out. In Chicago and Milwaukee hundreds of blooded animals are out daily, and even Kenosha shows a few-but Racine is dead." On the Hickory Grove Stock farm, owned by Jerome Case, and located just south of Racine college there was in the late 80s and 90s a large circular bam with an inclosed track. The farm also boasted of a regulation track where fast horses were exercised, trained and timed. The old fair grounds, off Taylor aveniw and Sixtawitli street, boasted a good track in those days and later, in the 1900s, Ernst Klinkert had a track iii what now is Oak Park; The writer's father, Robers W., used to relish telling about an encounter he had in the 1890s with J. I. Case, then one of the outstanding horsemen of Racine. My dad had a big grey which he often hitched to a two-wheeled cart and drove aroimd Asylum avenue (now Taylor avenue) for exercise. One day as the grey was jogging along, he was overtaken by J. I. Case in his rubber-tired svilky and driving ld Bible. Augustus Rietz, custodian of records In the county clerk's ot-fice discovered the Bible.wkile rearranging old documents. It apparently had been used as evidence in a lawsuit years ago. According-to:entries in -the flyleaves, the Bible' originally was owned by a James McKain, who traaboninUSSt , , Metallic Diet Followed By Stew and Vegetables JIAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio, May 4.^U.R)-^Fred Cox of Los Angeles ision his way again-apparently none the worse for his metallic diet. He appeared one day and star-tlW East Liverpool residents by publicly eating one watch, one penknife, several, safety razor blades and a number of carh-idges from the belt of Patrolman Robert Borger. He was jailed on an intoxication charge, but was later released after telling police "some stew and vegetables will fix me up." Town Hunts Purchaser . For Complete Railroad' BRIGHTON, Maine, May 4.-
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