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The Southern Jewish weekly. [volume] (Jacksonville, Fla.) 1939-1992, December 29, 1950, Image 9

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Friday, December 29, 1950
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA
BOLT BOSE QUITS WHITING
NEW YORK CITY (AJP)—The little sage who rose, like his
name, from the Lower East Side's poverty-stricken sidewalks to the
heights of a million dollars—and then some—placed aside his trusted
typewriter this week and called it splits to the penning of a column
which appeared regularly since 1946 in more than 2500 newspapers
throughout the world.
Failing health and the heavy
responsibilities of administrating
a virtual show business empire,
little Billy Rose announced, team
ed up to cause the literary pan,
collation. Rose’s column had not
appeared for two weeks, prior to
the announcement, while he was
HAPPY NEW YEAR
SMOAK'S BAKERY
Homemade Bread ,
Cakes , Pies
Dial 3-5931—-
2108-10 Central Ave.
Dial 3-2391—1907 Walton Way
Dial 2-1925—310 Bth St.
AUGUSTA, GA.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
FIRESTOKE Stores
Seventh & Broad Sts. AUGUSTA. GA. Phone 2-4851
May 1961 Bring You Joy and Happiness
Burnside Furniture & Appliance Co.
New and Used Furniture
EVERY CUSTOMER A FRIEND
520 Broad St. AUGUSTA, GA. Dial 2-8082
Best Wishes for a Big 1951
REALTY SAVINGS BANK
AUGUSTA. GEORGIA
Best Wishes
litotes
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Hotel Richmond
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA
May 1951 Bring You Joy and Happiness
GEORGIA RAILROAD BANK
AND TRUST CO.
Augusta, Georgia
undergoing an operation.
“Pitching Horseshoes,” Rose’s
column, was another in a string
of amazing successes since the
former Lower East Sider gained
national prominence as a youth
by copping the national title of
speed shorthand writers. Under
the guidance of John Robert
Gregg, founder of the system,
Rose did 200 words a minute.
Best Wishes for a Big 1951
School and Office Equipment
and Supplies Copy Rite
Liquid Duplicators
T. D. GINGREY
& SONS
321 EIGHTH STREET
PHONE 2-7753
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA
THE SOUTHERN JEWISH WEEKLY
Gregg immediately termed him
the “finest natural shorthand
writer” he had ever encountered.
Through “Pitching Horseshoes”
millions learned of tales concern
ing the first waves of Jewish im
migrants who set up residency
on the sidewalks of New York.
The hardships, humor and grit of
the immigrants supplied themes
for many of Rose’s down-to-earth
strikingly warm, human columns.
Other “Horseshoes” pieces dealt
with the little man in the street,
the grocer, the cop—even the
bookie. Readers were never quite
certain what the inimitable Billy
Rose would write about next.
Editors were equally befuddled.
Both were certain that whatever
the subject matter—it would be
good.
Behind the typewriter keys
which formed the simple words
with the slam-bang impact was
the man Who’s Who terms “a pro
ducer of spectacles.” But Billy
Rose cannot be categorized—ex
cept perhaps as one of the great
est legends of our time.
Rose started in show business
with a mere $4,000 investment.
In seven months his Back Stage
Club, an upstairs speakeasy on
56th Street in New York City,
became the popular hangout for
show people, social registerites
and newspapermen. On any night
of the week tables were filled
with such well-knowns as Walter
Winchell, A1 Jolson, William
Rhinelander Stewart, Arnold
Rothstein, Sophie Tucker, Mark
Hellinger, and Harry Thaw. Rose
hired a sultry blues singer—an
unknown named Helen Morgan—
and asked her to sit on the piano
because the room was too crowd
ed. The pose became the “Show
Boat” star’s trademark in later
years.
After seven months, Rose sold
his nighterie at a $50,000 profit.
In succeeding years, Rose opened
one club after another. They were
gigantic money-makers. It was
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HAPPY NEW YEAR
Pleasing You Means Our
Success
Every Customer a Friend
ANDERSON'S
JEWELERS
W. E. ANDERSON
ROBT. G. REECE
Proprietors
A Full Line of Jewelry
Expert Watch Repairing
1158 BROAD STREET
AUGUSTA, GA.
»
Best Wishes for a Big 1951
LOW MILEAGE
NEW CARS
All Makes and Models
WE
BUY —SELL —TRADE
Commission Agents
BRING YOUR CAR BY
WE WILL SELL IT
AND GET MORE
CASH
FOR YOU—
Prompt, Courteous Service
Dial 2-1796
McCoy Anto
Commission, Inc.
1127 REYNOLDS ST.
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA
"Center of the Southeast"
Best Wishes for a Big 1951
Richmond Linen & Laundry Service
1274 Broad St. AUGUSTA, GA. Phone 2-3235 '
• v: . • • * • ' ” : ’ ;
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Littleton-Ingrain Paint & Tile Co.
Where DL Paints are Used Satisfaction is Assured 1
309 NINTH AUGUSTA. GA. PHONE 4-3957
May 1951 Bring You Joy and Happiness
OFFICE EQUIPMENT CO.. Inc.
JACK L. CANON, Manager
308 - Bth St. AUGUSTA. GA. Phone 2 3513
Best Wishes for a Big 1951
GEORGIA NEON SIGN CO.
NEON - SALES - MAINTENANCE - REPAIRS
PROMPT SERVICE
Dial 2-2793 AUGUSTA, GA 431 - Bth Street
HAPPY NEW YEAR
ROEERTS MOTOR COMPANY
DE SOTO PLYMOUTH
THE CAR DESIGNED WITH YOU IN MIND
111 Eighth St. AUGUSTA, GA. Phone 4-1424-25
May 1951 Bring You Joy and Happiness
KIRKLAND'S GUN & KEY SHOP
GUNS REPAIRED KEYS MADE
WE BUY - SELL and TRADE GUNS
319 - Bth Street AUGUSTA. GA. Dial 4-4118
Best Wishes for a Big 1951
SPECIALTY DISTRIBUTING CO., Inc.
J. D. BARRON, Mgr.
Radio and Electronic Supplies and Equipment
644 Reynolds St. AUGUSTA, GA. Phone 2-7450
HAPPY NEW YEAR
HOME FOLKS
CIGAR & LUNCH CO.
754 BROAD ST. AUGUSTA. GA PHONE 2-7379
» -- - - -
May 1951 Bring You Joy and Happiness
RROADWAY GROCERY
Groceries - Meats - Vegetables - Feeds
Dial 2-3031 1029 Broad St.
Best Wishes for a Big 1951
CITIZEN and SOUTHERN
NATIONAL BANK
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA
HAPPY NEW YEAR
GRIMAUD'S DAIRY
GRADE "A" PASTEURIZED
MILK AND CREAM
DAILY HOME DELIVERIES
Richmond Hill Rd. Augusta, Ga. Phone 2-2363
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