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    “Judge Rinier honored” (p. 4): “Presented to George G. Rinier, Esq. by Members of International Chiropractors Association in Appreciation Twenty Years Service. August, 1948” - thus read the inscription on the plaque presented following the General Counsel’s report at the Annual Convention of the I.C.A. In addition to the plaque, the membership presented Mr. Rinier with a beautiful silver table service. Mr. Rinier was appointed General Counsel on May 1, 1928

following the death of Fred Hartwell, Esq.

He has served

continuously in that capacity since that date, maintaining his office in the Fletcher Trust Building, Indianapolis, Indiana.

1948 (Sept): National Chiropractic Journal [18(9)] includes:

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    “News flashes: New York” (p. 40): DR. JACOBS PASSES AWAY Dr. Julian M. Jacobs of Verona, New Jersey, passed away suddenly Sunday, August 8. Dr. Jacobs practiced in New York City and Newark, New Jersey. He had been in practice 25 years. He graduated from the Eastern College of Chiropractic of Newark, New Jersey. He afterwards became Dean of this chiropractic institution and when the college was moved to New York and the change was made to the Eastern Chiropractic Institute he was Dean of

the Institute for and Diagnosis

15 in

years. He also had the chair of Symptomatology







Institute York he

was merged with became the Dean of

the new Students.





He was a member of the National Chiropractic Association, the New York State Chiropractic Society and the Federation of Chiropractors of New York as well as the State Chiropractor’s Society of New Jersey. He was active in legislative work and always gave his support to all things progressive in our science.

Dr. Jacobs is survived by his wife, Mrs. Harriet Jacobs, his two

daughters, two brothers and a sister. One brother, Dr. Frederick Jacobs, of Trenton, New Jersey, is the former vice-president of Eastern College of Chiropractic.

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    “News flashes: District of Columbia” (p. 42):

V. the

PIONEER PASSES AWAY Dr. Charles Winfield Ross, a member of the National Chiropractic Association and the National Capital Chiropractic Society, and an active chiropractor in Washington for the past twenty-five years, passed away at the Suburban Hospital in Washington, D.C., August 14 at the age of 70.

Dr. Ross practiced in the Bond Building for many years before moving to his home at 2807 28th St., N.W.

Born in Buckeye City, Ohio, Dr. Ross was educated in high schools there and later studied at Ross Chiropractic College in Indiana. He practiced in Kansas City, Missouri, for many years before coming to Washington in the early ‘20s. The National Capital Chiropractic Society will sorely miss his congeniality, excellent sense of humor and energetic work and cooperation in the development of chiropractic in the District of Columbia.

He was married to the former Estella M. Young, 36 years ago. In addition to his widow, Dr. Ross is survived by a brother, Mark J. Ross, and three sisters, the Misses Donna and Monna Ross and Mrs. John Soffie of Detroit.

Pall bearers were Drs. A.B. Chatfield, Maurice L. Hollod, Robert

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      Jones, Terrence Mahoney, Emmett J. Murphy and Garrett Rush. – Reported by Dr. Maurice L. Hollod, Secretary NCCS.

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    “News flashes: Pennsylvania” (p. 42):





Dr. B.R. Richter, 54, of Freeport, Pennsylvania, passed away in the Allegheny Valley Hospital on July 17. He had been in failing health for some months and suffered a stroke in his home, and was at once removed to the hospital where he died a few hours later.

Dr. Richter was a bone and muscle authority of international repute. In the late thirties, he was called to England to treat the Duke of Windsor for injuries received in a fall from a horse. He also treated many professional baseball and football stars and boxing, collegiate football and basketball players and amateurs in all lines of sport.

Dr. Richter was born in Grafton, West Virginia, and became a

resident at Greenville, Pennsylvania, at an early age.

He was

graduated from the Universal Chiropractic College a Davenport, Iowa, and took special studies at Duquesne University.

He served with the American forces during World War I, and resumed his practice in Freeport upon his release from the service.

Besides his widow, Mrs. Iola Richter, he leaves a step-daughter, Mrs. Roger Ruppersberger, of Freeport, and a step-granddaughter, Carol Ruppersberger, and a host of friends throughout the country who mourned his death. – Reported by Dr. H.H. Ward, Cleveland, Ohio.


“Bonesetter” Richter demonstrates his technique at a seminar in Detroit circa 1945; Carl S. Cleveland, Sr., D.C. looks on at far left

1948: TraCoil, 1949 (CINY yearbook) notes death of Julian M. Jacobs DC (1890-1948), who taught symptomatology and diagnosis; had been an educator since 1918; yearbook also includes photos of other faculty and administrators:

1949 (Mar): JNCA [19(3)] includes:

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    “Tribute to Dr. Tennant” (pp. 68-9) notes death on 27 January 1949 of Charles L. Tennant, D.C., longtime member of Michigan BCE (in my Tennant file)

1949 (Sept): JNCA [19(9)] includes:

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    “DR. WM. A. BALL PASSES ON” (p. 28): Dr. Wm. A. Ball, 60, passed away at his home in Akron, Ohio on August 9. He is survived by his wife, Etta G.; one son, William A., Jr.; one daughter, Dorothy Lee, both living in Akron; two brothers, Horace of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Arch, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Ada Porter, of Steubenville, Ohio. Funeral services were held Friday, August 12 at 10:00 A.M. Dr. Ball was active in the chiropractic profession and his passing will be keenly felt in social and professional circles.

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