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Surviving are his father and stepmother; his wife, Gladys (Kelly) Osborne, and son, Major; and brother, Lawrence Osborne, of Stockton, California.

1964 (Feb/Mar): Journal of the Association [8(2)] includes:

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    “Obituaries” (p. 20):



Dr. E.R. DuVal HANOVER - Ernest Robert DuVal, 77, died Saturday in the Hanover Memorial Hospital.

A retired chiropractor, Mr. DuVal taught chiropractic treatment in Hamilton and Toronto for about 14 years. He was born in Toronto and was a son of the late Robert E. DuVal and Becky Ross DuVal.

Mr. DuVal was active in numerous organizations. He was a Past Noble Grand of Cedar Lodge 431 IOOF Hanover, past patriarch of the Suageen Valley encampment, a major in Scenic City Canton 30, a member of Evergreen Rebekah Lodge and of St. John’s Ambulance. He was a member of Trinity United Church.

In 1916 Mr. DuVal married the former Bessie Kennedy who survives.

Besides his wife, Mr. DuVal is survived by a son, Claude of Simcoe, two sisters, Hypatia, Mrs. Dan MacLaren of Midland and Miss Emma DuVal and one brother, A. Reginald DuVal of Wingham.

1964 (Apr 11-12): brochure for CINY "Annual Educational Seminar" to be held at the Barbizon-Plaza Theatre, NYC, on Saturday and Sunday April 11-12 (CINY files)

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    Clarence N. Flick DC is listed "In Memoriam," but Rehm (1980,

    • p.

      327) lists him as a PSC graduate in 1931

1964 (Aug): Dr. Paul Smallie begins as editor of the Journal of the California Chiropractic Association, takes over from L.W. Berry, D.C.; continues as editor through of JCCA through at least September of 1966; this first issue notes death of James N. Firth, D.C., who dies at age 77; Firth's widow, Lillian P. Firth, resides at 4725 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis, has daughter and 4 grandchildren

1964 (Sept): ACA Journal of Chiropractic [1(9)] includes:

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    “New Jersey: Dr. Ruland W. Lee passes away” (p. 35): Dr. Ruland W. Lee, of Newark, New Jersey, passed away on July

    • 22.

      Dr. Lee served the chiropractic profession with great distinction in his community, his state and the nation. As president of the National Chiropractic Association, he was affectionately known and respected for his qualities of leadership. A host of friends will ever recall his sincere dedication to the advancement of the chiropractic profession in a manner that commanded the respect and admiration of the lay public. A redoubtable champion, who worked tirelessly to establish chiropractic as an honorable member of the family of the healing arts, bids us farewell.

In addition to his dear wife and two sons, he leaves a brother, Dr. Lyndon E. Lee, of Mount Vernon, New York. – S. Goldschmidt, D.C.

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    “Two revered chiropractic educators pass on” (p. 38): Dr. James N. Firth Called “Home” Dr. James N. Firth, second president of Lincoln Chiropractic College from 1941 to 1954, succumbed to hypostatic pneumonia, Friday afternoon, June 26, after many, many long months of declining health.

Few educators there are who do not recognize with respect and admiration the name of Dr. Jim Firth, a pioneer educator in the



chiropractic profession.

Thousands owe much to the wisdom,

teachings, writings, and convention lectures of Dr. Firth.

He taught

for a number of years in the Palmer 1926 was one of the founders of maintained an interest until the end.

School of Chiropractic, and Lincoln College n which

in he

Dr. Firth wrote the textbook Chiropractic Diagnosis, which remains a book of interest and aid to many chiropractors and present students. With the passing of the last member of the “Big Four,” a






long be an

era in chiropractic inspiration to those

history closes.







hoped that the words of Milton may be a comfort to his family and innumerable friends: “Death is the golden key that opens the palace of


__________ Dr. Kissinger Succumbs to Heart Attack On the morning of August 6, Dr. R.N. Kissinger, director of the Department of Roentgenology of the National College of Chiropractic, died of a heart attack at his home in suburban Chicago. His passing leaves behind his wife, Jeanne, and four precious little daughters ranging from ages 3 to 10.

Dr. Kissinger in private practice was the director of the Logan Square X-ray and Clinical Laboratory. He had been associated with the National College for fifteen years. He was a certified chiropractic

roentgenologist and a fellow of the International College

Chiropractors. For most able service

over a to the

decade he had stood in




exceptional a talented

of and and

provocative appearances knowledge.

lecturer. attested to

His frequent convention and the great demands made upon his

seminar time and

He was unstinting in his readiness to give of his extended

knowledge. He disciplined himself to a most vigorous pace of work. To him work was a virtue and knowledge a privilege.



The profession and the National College hav lost a good friend, associate and teacher.

1964 (Oct 18): Delbert J. Metzinger DC dies [Chirogram 1964 (Dec); 31(11):328; CaCAJ 1964 (Dec); 21(6):24]

1964 (Oct): ICA International Review [19(4)] includes:

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    “Regional news” (pp. 38-41) includes:

Dr. Clyde G. Kern of Davenport, Iowa, a 1919 graduate of the Palmer School of Chiropractic, died August 29. Dr. Kern was 92 years old. He was formerly a member of the PSC faculty and registrar at the Palmer School. Dr. Kern was born in Adamsville. He is survived by a son, H.C. Kern of Tucson, Arizona; five grandchildren and thre sisters.

1964 (Nov): JCaCA [21(5)] notes:

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    obituary for Delbert J. Metzinger DC, notes he was born 1/23/98 in Blair NE, attended U of NE & LACC, died 10/17/64, began practice in 1937, retired in 1962, was member of ACA & ECU, wife is Nellie, two brothers: Frank & Ray, sister: Etta Jensen

    • (p.


1964 (Nov): ACA Journal of Chiropractic [1(11)] reports:

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    “Popular educator dies of heart attack” (p. 22): Popular Educator Dies of Heart Attack Floyd H. Blackmore, D.O., D.C., nationally noted authority on physiotherapy and important figure at the National College of Chiropractic, succumbed to a heart attack on Friday morning, October 2, 1964, at his Chicago residence. Dr. Blackmore was associated with the National College for thirty-five years as a teacher, clinician, and

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