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Dr. West was a former member of the Pocatello Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Rotary International, past member of the Gridiron Club and was the courtesy doctor for high school athletes for many years. During World War II, he received a special military award as an examining physician.

_____ Vice president of Logan College of Chiropractic and a chiropractic leader in Missouri, Dr. D.P. Casey, 58, St. Louis, Missouri, died October 26. He was a 1941 graduate of Logan college.

Dr. Casey was the nephew of Hugh B. Logan, founder of Logan college, and was affiliated with the college for 37 years serving on the faculty, as academic dean, and as vice president. He was instrumental in the development of political action organizations known as CLEAR-IMPACT. Dr. Casey was honored in 1977 by the Missouri

State Chiropractors’ Association






for his Logan

many years of dedicated Alumni Association also

honored him with its Heritage Award…

1978 (Mar): ACA Journal of Chiropractic [15(3)] includes:

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    “In memoriam” (p. 69); photograph & caption:

Former chairman of the ACA Insurance Commission and past Florida ACA state delegate, Dr. M. Dean Chance, 62, Coconut Grove, Florida, died January 28.

A native of Kansas, Dr. Chance practiced in Coral Gables, Florida for 27 years following his graduation from the Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1935. Noted for his work in the insurance field, Dr. Chance authored several manuals on insurance and chaired the ACA Insurance Commission for several years.

Awarded an honorary membership in the ACA in 1977, Dr. Chance also received Distinguished Service awards from the ACA and the Dade County Chiropractic Association, as well as being named



Chiropractor of the Year in 1963 by the Florida Chiropractic Association.

The family requests that memorials be sent to the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research, 3209 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 51312.

1978 (July): ACA Journal [15(7)] includes:

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    “Profession mourns loss of Dr. David D. Palmer” (p. 15)

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    “In Memoriam” (p. 56) includes:

Dr. Gertrude Hinshaw, 88, Broad Ripple, Indiana, died April 21. A 1923 graduate of National College of Chiropractic, she helped to found the NCA Women’s Auxiliary and the National Council of Women Chiropractors.

Dr. James W. Pirtle, 70, Vincennes, Indiana, died May 3. He was a 1941 graduate of Lincoln Chiropractic College, Indianapolis, Indiana.

1978 (Nov/Dec): Digest of Chiropractic Economics [21(3)] includes:

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    Joseph Janse, D.C., N.D., president of the National College of Chiropractic, authors “A great distinguished clinician and teacher is called home” (p. 28) re: Clarence Gonstead, D.C.:

Clarence S. Gonstead was an extraordinary, exceptional person. His passing in the forepart of October shall be mourned and acknowledged by thousands of doctors of chiropractic from all over

the world. significant

His passing marked the conclusion of








a singular uniquely of which defined

indescribable members of

benefit, augment, expansion and probity for








so to

many name

anyone clinical

else who enscribed [sic] as strong an affectivity upon the profile of the practicing chiropractor than this modest,

unpretentious, rather Norwegian lineage.









The Gonstead Method of Specific Spinal and Pelvic Adjusting became, and stands as a hallmark of clinical importance throughout the chiropractic clinical world. Certainly the science and the art of the Gonstead Method has redounded in immeasurable benefit to so many in every nook and cranny and at every level of the chiropractic world. Mt. Horeb, the handsome, well-ordered and ever-busy Gonstead Clinic and the beautiful Karakahl Motel became the center of worldwide chiropractic, interest and learning. From all points of the compass, from every land of the free world, there were those who came to be taught by this gentle, gracious person and his staff. Indeed, Dr. Clarence S. Gonstead was a phenomenon, yet never did he abdicate the common human touch or his sense of appreciation of the goodness of life and the sentiment overtones of the Divine.

Dr. C.S. Gonstead was a quiet, gentle man. He never dabbled in verbosities of egocentric displays. He was a polite, genteel person, respectful of all others. He was a courageous man living wit an unremitting conviction. He was a family man, his home being a haven

of hospitality and he adored his wife who accompanied his travels. She, in her own affectivity, is, indeed, precious, dear, thoughtful, lovely lady.

him in all of known as a

So by Divine decision, a noble, valiant servant of humanity, an exceptional stalwart within the chiropractic profession has been called to serve in even Greater Dimensions. Let us all be grateful for all that he was and all that he provided us with. I, personally, in my relations with this noble, exceptional person and through all that he placed at my learning disposal, have experienced a singular blessing and privilege.

To benefit the living and to help perpetuate Dr. Gonstead’s memory and his dedication to chiropractic, a memorial fund has been

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