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Chiropractic Journal of Australia : CJA December 2013
Chiropractic Journal of Australia Volume 43 Number 4 December 2013 153 THE YEAR THAT WAS 1913 PETERS a two-page article and two squibs. Thanks, Mr. Editor for consideration. During the following week 67 inquiries came from Osteopaths wanting to know about chiropractic. Considering that the usual percentage of 100 inquiries created fve new students he fgured on three students as a net proft of $750 at no cost of advertising.99 Elbert Hubbard was at The Palmer School of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa, October 14 (1913), and delivered a lecture in the auditorium in the evening to a packed house. Anyone knowing Elbert Hubbard knows what a treat it is to hear him. Probably there is no more unique character in the literary world today than this man, with his peculiar dress and his silvery tongue. He says what he feels and does not mince words in doing so. His was a humorous, intelligent lecture, in which Chiropractic was given much attention. Mr. Hubbard is a Chiropractic enthusiast and he stated: CHIROPRACTIC IS SIMPLY A MATTER OF COMMON SENSE." 100 Student Body A number of foreign students were enrolled at the Palmer School. Paul Saburo Kawaguchi and his wife Clara from Japan were among the new students. They had been in the U.S for several years and Paul had been an instructor to Theodore Roosevelt and his sons in the art of self-defense, commonly known as Jiu Jitsu.89 On 3 February Franz Carl Mussler of Lahr, Baden, Germany enrolled. He was fuent in the German, French and English languages.90 Morris Dushey from Egypt enrolled on 4 March.91and Miss Isabel Bischel from Brasil enrolled on 1 May.92 A group photograph of foreigners at the school include Ben Kereclic, Australia; Frank McCabe, Ireland; James Steele, Scotland; Miss Elizabeth Bowmaker, England; Paul Saburo Kawaguchi, Japan; Franz Carl Mussler, Germany; Isabel Bischel, Brazil; Arthur Gotthelf, Hungary; Maurice Duschey, Egypt; Florence Howe, Canada and Mrs Emma Rooks from Sweden.93 John Good, the frst student to arrive from New Zealand, enrolled on 13 October 1913.94 Equipment On 15 February 1913 B.J. announced that The Palmer Hy- Lo Table was now being produced in a more spacious and better equipped building which allowed for a more productive and time and energy saving manufacture of the tables. He therefore felt justifed, that because of saving money in the cost of manufacture he could reduce the selling price of $250 to $200. And, in justice to those who had placed orders since the 1st of the year ($250) he would return his check for $50 in pursuance of this policy. He thought that this was a fair permanent valuation on the tables. His policy was to make a smaller proft on more tables than a larger proft on fewer tables.101 While manufacturers of chiropractic adjusting tables improved their equipment, the Styles & Nabstedt Company of Davenport introduced, in June 1913, what they called 'The Styles Angle Table,' a new type of Hy-Lo table, operated by a shifting counter-balanced weight and two springs, having Group photo of foreign students. Courtesy of Palmer College Archives Styles Adjusting Table. Courtesy Palmer College Archives
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