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Chiropractic Journal of Australia : December 2011
146 Chiropractic Journal of Australia Volume 41 Number 4 December 2011 Wedding Bells Two marriages took place during 1911 which involved the Palmer family. In June Dr Frank W. Elliott, a cousin of Mabel Palmer and a 1911 graduate of the Palmer School married Hazel Johnson at the home of the bride's grandparents, Mr and Mrs Deming, at 337 West Forty-frst Street, Los Angeles. Among the wedding guests were the bride's parents, Mr and Mrs M.E. Johnson and Drs B.J. and Mabel Palmer.48 On Saturday, 2 September 1911, Dr William J. Quigley, a 1910 graduate of the Palmer School, married Elizabeth Heath, sister of Mabel Palmer, at the home of the bride's parents, Dr and Mrs W.L. Heath at 1061 Brady Street, Davenport.49 . Chance Family Matters Of particular interest to this author is that these marriages connected the Chance family to the Palmer family. Hazel Johnson was a frst cousin of Edna Mary (Johnson) Chance, wife of Hugh Chester Chance. Both Edna and "Chet," as he was known, graduated from the Palmer School in 1924 and Chet became a member of the faculty in 1925, where he served until his death in 1958. B.J. considered him one of his four true friends. Mary Ann Chance and Vickie Palmer also were close friends. During Mary Ann's college years she would baby sit Vickie, and their friendship continued to the end. Besides chiropractic both women had a deep love for Jazz, and particularly the music of Bix Beiderbecke who was a Davenporter. After Mary Ann's passing Vickie generously created the Mary Ann Chance Memorial Fund at the Palmer College which became the seed money for the Chance-Peters Heritage Endowment Fund to aid foreign students, as under U.S. law they can not access the student loan system. William Heath Quigley, the frst born son of William and Elizabeth Quigley, was a lifelong friend of all the Chances. "Nip," as he was known, served as Chief Administrator of Palmer College upon the death of Dave Palmer and later as President of the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic and Director of External Affairs at Cleveland Chiropractic College, Los Angeles.50 James Chamberlin, maternal grandfather of Mary Ann Chance graduated in 1911. Social Amenities The "Melting Pot, established in 1910,28 continued on a very strong basis. One of the presenters was the maternal great-grand father of Mary Ann Chance, the Reverend Leroy F. Chamberlin, who spoke at the 'Melting Pot' on 15 September 1911. He asked the President what his subject would be and was told "Your Subject is Chiropractic." While getting his thoughts together he talked about a small town, Cairo, in Louisa county in Iowa, then switched to Cairo in Egypt before he tackled the subject of 'Chiropractic,' on which he talked for about 20 minutes, starting with his frst visit in 1909 when his son Ira commenced his studies and continuing with what he had experienced during the past two years while visiting the Palmer School.51 The Melting Pot news announced that they had obtained an expert to assist in the illustration department: "He is a big man and you will all recognize our famous staff photographer, Mr. James Allen Chamberlin." 52 Students created a "Minstrel" show which played to a packed house in the school's auditorium. It was considered so successful that a repeat performance became necessary the following week. Admission fee was 10 cents.53 It had been stated that the Sigma Phi Chi Sorority was founded in 1911.54. An extensive search through the sorority's fles by staff at the Special Collection and Archives of the Palmer College performed for the sorority and also by this author could not locate any credible reference to the year 1911. According to this author's records the sorority was founded in 1914 with 14 charter members55 on 19 May while on 25 May the articles of incorporation were fled.56 Despite the lack of a reference to the 1911 founding the sorority decided to celebrate its centenary at Homecoming 2011. On Saturday, May 27, 1911, Dr. B. J. Palmer and the students of his chiropractic college went to Linwood on the steamer W.W. of the Streckfus Line for an outing, leaving Davenport at 9:00 a.m.57 Student Body New student enrolment in 1911 was 687.58 Among the new students was Lord Charles Kennedy, a Scottish peer who enrolled on Tuesday,19 July 1911. He had brought along his automobile and had taken up lodgings at the New Kimball Hotel.59 Teaching Aids The Osteological Studio added three new display cases and had 75 anomalous and pathological spinal columns on exhibition. A comparative department was added: fve specimens of the ape family, as well as other mammals and birds went on exhibit. Photographs of the spinal columns had been made and were available for sale.60 Students of the Palmer School organised a 400 Club which was incorporated and fled with the Scott County recorder. The aim of this organisation was to take lectures of research work and scientifc subjects in shorthand and then print and copyright these lecture notes.61 More Offerings A Department of Ethics was added to the school structure under the control of Mittie P. Hall. Outside lecturers were engaged for some of the sessions.62. Minor surgery, bandaging, toxicology and principles and practice of obstetrics had been arranged for under the tutelage of Alfred Baker Hender, MD.60 The Palmer School of Correspondence made its debut on 1 January 1911, teaching 43 modules with 250 lessons and 2,500 photographs from life. These lessons were considered to be of the same high standard and quality as given in the school.60,63 In order to receive the Doctor of Chiropractic degree a residential component was required, not only at Palmer, but also at the National School of Chiropractic, which initiated a correspondence course as early as 1906.64 THE YEAR THAT WAS 1911 PETERS
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