Feb. 4, 1915: A new form of entertainment was taking the town by storm: the movies. In 1915 they were silent so for Centerville’s thousands of immigrants there was no language barrier. The breakthrough movie was shown at the Drake Avenue Theatre on this day. Its title was, “Tillie’s Punctured Romance.” it was advertised as “A Six-Reel Keystone Riot.” The director was Mack Sennett, his leading actor indentifiable in the advertisement despite the misspelled name: “C. Chapman.” Charlie Chaplin had arrived! (164)
Loebsack rep office hours
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Dave Loebsack will have Dien Judge, district representative, at the following locations to work with individuals who are having difficulty with a government agency, have suggestions or would just like to share their concerns. If residents are unable to attend but have a concern to share with the Congressman, please call our district office toll-free at 1-866-914-IOWA (4692).
Wednesday, Feb. 12:
Centerville, Appanoose County Courthouse, 201 N. 12th St., supervisors’ office from 9–10 a.m.
Corydon, Wayne County Courthouse, intersection of Routes 2 and 14, lower level meeting room from 11 a.m.–12 p.m.