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Burlington Herald (Newspaper) - November 23, 1950, Burlington, Iowa A Dahs a err a rom ton Juralb Quot the pen became a Clarion,.longfellow volume four no. S4 Burlington Iowa thursday november 23, 1950 five cents per cop atm opinion a ted Public Denver is a City of some 360,-000 people located in the Northeast Central part of the state o Colorado of which it is the capital. Denver it a prominent rail Road commercial and Industrial Center but strangely rests its Fame on a report recently written by two students on some town in Southeastern Iowa. A As one cynic put it Quot there a nothing wrong with Burlington a Miracle a the Des Moines Register Sun Day carried a picture of a theater marquee in Burlington Wisconsin advertising a the darned done to we re curious if the same theater Ever showed a a Heck a a Quot Herald staff choices a a weekly list of football predictions by the members of this staid publication has contained at least three or four miscalculations this season. For example David Alexander Burr us picked Georgia tech to beat Alabama and Alabama won 54-19. But it could happen to anybody. A someone told us that the Best Way for a Burlin tonian to reduce his electric Bill is to move to Tacoma Washington. As Long As the Christmas declarations me going to be up by thanksgiving Day we might As Well save a lot of trouble and celebrate both holidays at the same time. Is the inclusion of the word a a free in the name Burlington free Public Library a suggestion that the people Here might not use it if it Cost Money is Burlington especially tight listed or Are there some Public libraries around that Arentt free word to potential subscribers if you subscribe to the Herald you want be Given s Chance to win a television pet so you wont Strain your heart worrying about winning one. It would seem toys that any Duck with even a Little sense would stay up North and risk. Freezing to death. A speaking of Duck Hunting when there Arentt any More dudes Are people going to Start blasting away at people Hospital Aid bringing a Snow White dec. 2 the Burlington Hospital Aid is sponsoring a presentation of a Snow White and the seven dwarfs at Horace Mann Junior High school auditorium december 2nd. The play directed by mrs. Jean Lamson is a production of the Fairfield Little theater group and features Miller mrs. Fred Nordstrom As Snow White and mrs. Lamson As the Queen. The cast includes 37 members and a four piece orchestra. There will be Only one performance Given in Burlington at 2 30 in the afternoon saturday december 2. Tickets Cost a Dollar and Are available at Dehner s Cigar store Fisher and Dreben Stedt a or from any of the members of the Aid. Co chairmen Are mrs. Warren Clark and mrs. Mabel Banta. Miss Miller who is head of the department of vocal music at Parsons College is a graduate of the University of Iowa and did Post graduate work at Julliard school of music in new York <0 million Dollar installation trains local naval Reserve Complete radio radar electronics equipment available a million Dollar installation is available to Young men of the Burlington area who wish to learn radio electronics radar electricity and the Allied Fields through the local naval Reserve. Two types of radar for surface air search each valued at Over $10,000, Are installed in the Burlington municipal auditorium for training members of the Reserve unit. Another radar unit a no operating Model is available for beginning instruction. Radio equipment includes four transmitters and eight receivers in addition to repair and replacement units Worth several thousands of dollars. Facilities Are writers earphones Dummy trans ers resistors capacitors and in mitting equipment. Portable radio general do anything in general transmitting and receiving equip electricity and Power. Ment and the necessary generators to Supply Power Are available for emergency use. The value of that equipment has been proven Many times during local floods and River mishaps. Of similar use is the Reserve training Craft a War surplus a cup which is used to assist the local authorities in time of emergency on the River. The a cup is also used to train recruits who wish to learn the work of a Boatswain a mate As Are the various pieces of complementary equipment such As blocks lines damage control tools and fire fight ing gear for the recruit who is interested in electricity there is equipment for checking casting and creating All types of alternating for the potential signalling or navigation expert there is everything needed to train him in visual communication and the intricacies of work on the Bridge of a sea going vessel. The electronics trainees have unlimited training facilities and available to train 18 men in code and direct current motors in sin classes for which there Are Type Lyle or multiple phase transform the oldest commercial building where is yours the second oldest House one thing newcomers to Burlington notice before they be been Here very Long is that burling ionians Are extremely Well up on their Burlington history. The names of outstanding citizens some of whom have been dead As Long As a Hundred years Are familiar to almost everybody and ail the landmarks important happenings and what have you Are Standard information. But finally we be found a Gap albeit a slight one. Some time ago someone asked us what the old county jail building was beings used for a and after we found out it Istre main coun a storing place by the Wayne became curious about some of the other old buildings around town. The first question was obvious which is the oldest building Philip Mcpartland who has st tidied Burlington history intensely for some years informed us that the oldest building m the City is the Smith Cabin on West Avenue. The Smith Cabin has been rebuilt since it was originally constructed but its history reaches Back to 1833. That sort of settled that except that we were rash enough to wonder about the second oldest milling and the oldest commercial building. That a where the trouble began. Jet is be said that not More than ninety one percent of the people n Burlington have an opinion As to the oldest business Structure still standing and not More than ninety four percent have an opinion As to the second oldest Home. According to or. Mcpartland there was an attempt made some years ago to answer these ques-1 ions but no acceptable answer was found. Despite that however there Are still a number of people who think they know the answers and we re still curious. We found some interesting material but nothing conclusive. Phil Carspecken provided us with a Book published in 1$73, titled a an illustrated historical Atlas of Dee Moines county a that showed a number of the big Homes and prominent business places of that time. Residence of general fits Henry Warren which was originally the or w. W. Nassau Home located at the Southeast Corner of 4th and Columbia streets. A full Page is Given Over to a drawing of the e. D. Rand Home Large enough by present Day standards to be called an estate. Located at Central and High streets the Rand Home was probably the most impressive Home Ever built Here although now it is Little More than a suggestion of the Golden age in which it was built. But it was built in 1871, and that does no to even put it in the running. There Are some old buildings around like the building on front Street used As a warehouse by Drake hardware which is said to predate the civil War the Eis Feld building at 3rd and Jefferson and the building now occupied by Shelby produce at 8th and Jefferson the age of which we Haven to been Able to determine with any exactness at All except the observation of a 70 year old life Long resident that its a been Here As Long As i can but we re strictly amateurs at this game and the real professionals Are the old timers and sometimes the children of the old timers. Maybe you know what is the oldest commercial building in Bur Lington and where is the second oldest Home West Burlington mayor to resign mayor Glen Thompson of West Burlington has informed the Herald that he definitely intends to submit his resignation to the Council at their november 27th meeting. The resignation would be effective december 1st. Mayor Thompson employed by the c. B. Amp q., was recently Given a promotion that will require him to be away from West Burlington monday through1 Friday each week and it was this that prompted his decision to tender his resignation. In office since april mayor Thompson Defeated Herbert h. Sander who was campaigning for re election or Sander had been a mayor of West born ton 22 years. The Quality and Quantity of electronics testing equipment is such that Burlington police and commercial radio installations frequently use the naval Reserve equipment. Television installation men in this area also make Good use of some of the testing and other equipment which the naval Reserve makes available. For the Young Man who has not yet served in americans armed forces the Burlington naval Reserve unit is an excellent Opportunity. By enlisting locally he is certain of being Well trained before he goes to War. Unless there is a Radical change in the needs of the regular Navy the members of the local unit will in the future receive at least three months notice prior to being sent to Active duty. Newly enlisted men can be virtually certain of receiving no orders to Active duty for at least nine months. In addition the Only current obligation for the new recruit is that he attend one meeting each week lasting two and one Kali hours for which the lowest paid Man in the unit receives one Dollar per hour. Increasing rates of pay Are received in accordance with the time spent and the efficiency with which the new Man learns the Navy Washington title we think of a song heard Over the radio recently a there ainu to no vaccination for the love Bug no comment. From a my wife a better Homes and Garden Cook book�?�4 a breakfast Rolls. When making bread into pans Reserve 1 cupful of the dough. Set this in a Cool place until about 4 of clock. A but what if we starting baking at five the newest football bowl game is scheduled for december 9th and is to be called the presidential cup but after november 7th we doubt it will run Neth Over. A according to a recent article in look Magazine boxers frequently receive blows to the head that impair their ability to think clearly or talk intelligently. Looks like wed better close the congressional gym. A merchant in Eritrea was kidnapped recently by bandits who demanded $56 Ransom. Apparently the merchants business Hasni to been Good. A somebody took a couple of potshots at a train in Arizona last saturday but no one was even Hurt. Shows How tame the wild West has grown during the past 50 years. Theater televising of the Illi Nois Ohio state game Drew 6000 people to the Heaters in Chicago but private to set owners weren to allowed to witness the game. The Western conference policy that allowed the a closed circuit showing has been described by to set owner lip thus a it pay for Good health in stamp Christmas Seal Sale begins the forty fourth annual Christmas Seal Sale is now under Way. The Stamps Are familiar the Campaign is familiar and the need As always is great. Probably the most outstanding example of the Worth of the Christmas seals was demonstrated Here during the past month when More than 22,000 people in Des Moines county were Given free a rays. The fight against tuberculosis As it was last year is combined with the Campaign against heart disease. Both associations the tuberculosis and health association and the Iowa heart association Benefit from the Christmas Seal Campaign. The seals themselves which you will be seeing everywhere through the Christmas season Cost one Dollar a Hundred As usual. Tuberculosis and heart disease although sharply curbed during the past years Are not Likely to suddenly disappear. The fight against them is a constant and continuing one and requires constant research and investigation As Well As expensive treatment. The Des Moines county tuberculosis and health association made Jim a a. A some Feller once said to Plant a seed is to believe in v which is responsible for the drive Here lists As its main activities during the past year the following you estimate their value 1. Praying of suspicious tuberculosis cases referred by local physicians and Public health nurses where the person was unable to pay for his own. 2. Continuing a food handlers clinic whereby All food handlers must be tested for tuberculosis before they can obtain an approved food handlers Button. 3. Continuing a Comfort fund for deserving Des Moines county patients at Oakdale. 4. Assisting Des Moines county in maintaining the most comprehensive Public health service in the state of Iowa. 5. Conducting the county wide a Ray Survey which not Only discovers unknown cases of tuberculosis but also is a screening program for heart disease. 6. Continuing our program of Case finding research and education. A dollars Worth of Christmas seals can mean an invaluable contribution to someone a future. Generous purchasing of seals by the Community will mean continuing the program throughout 1951. As has been said for so Many years take no chances a buy Christmas seals. Its just Good sense. It pays to advertise in the bus Noton Herald How a Moss than Ever. Aug amass

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