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Volume 1198

News Clippings from Around the World
from the
Danton Burroughs Family Archive ~Hillman Library ~ Broadhurst Collection
The Burroughs Boys At Work
ERB News Clipping: "When I was twenty-one"
ERB the Cartoonist: Snake River
ERB Book Ad: 1922
General King, 87, Offers Hand in Marriage; Clipping
General King, 87, Offers Hand in Marriage; Text
Burroughs Super Fan Publishes Magazine
Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar Newspaper Serial Chapter
Tarzan Triumphant Book Ad
Tarzan Drum Beat Covers
Cyril Ralph Rothmund Signature ~ ERB, Inc. Secretary

The Burroughs Boys At Work

ERB WWII Correspondent
Hully: Combat Photographer
The Pacific Theatre
Cover of Bill Ross' Fanzine: Tarzine

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John Coleman Burroughs in his Art Studio
JCB art is featured through the entire JCB Tribute Site

TODAY -- Edgar Rice Burroughs is the famous creator 
of books which have brought him a great reputation 
and no small share of the world's shekels.

Clipping from the Dale R. Broadhurst collection

The Times-Independent
Moab ~ Grand County ~ Utah
March 4, 1926
by Joseph Kaye
At 21 -- Edgar Rice Burroughs Was 
an Army Cavalry Man

"My position in life on my twenty first birthday was that of a private in Troop B, Seventh United States cavalry, stationed in Arizona.

"My ambition at that time was to become an officer in the cavalry branch of the service as I had recently failed in my entrance examinations at West Point and enlisted for the purpose of obtaining a commission by working my way up through the ranks.

"I had many other ambitions in youth ranging from ownership of a candy store to heavyweight championship of the world none of which I achieved and none of which, I now realize, would have been as satisfactory as my present vocation -- Edgar Rice Burroughs."


ERB The Cartoonist

An ERB pen and ink cartoon about his gold dredging days on the Snake River, Idaho, with brothers George and Harry, while living on a houseboat. The gold dredger, coal mines, a smelter and iron factory, an armour plated bullion train car, the general manager as king on a throne, Midas Bar, etc., are all depticted in fine detail with many accompanying captions.

Monessen Daily Independent
Friday, December 15, 1922 Monessen, Pennsylvania

Brig. Gen.
Charles King asks for hand
of his secretary.

Clipping from the 
Danton Burroughs Archive



Gen. King, 87,
Offers Hand
in Marriage

Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 7.--[Special]-- Brig. Gen. Charles King, 87, Indian fighter, author and veteran of five wars, tonight said he had proposed matrimony to Miss Lucille Rhoades of 92 1/2 28th street, and was eagerly awaiting her answer. The proposal was in a letter he sent while in the east recently, he said. 

Miss Rhoades is connected with a shorthand reporting firm and has acted as Gen. King's secretary.

She stated she had not me the general since he returned from the east. She declined to discuss the general's proposal.

"I'm sorry the news became public," said the general at the Carlton hotel, "Sometimes it seems it should be personal between the parties concerned. But I'm glad that I'm not the one who made it kn own."

His Aid for 40 Years

He spoke admiringly of Miss Rhoades. She was the only woman he ever met, who could make out a military report, and had done all his secretarial work for 40 years -- outside of three European trips that he made, he said. More than 250 short stories and 68 long stories written by Gen. King have been typed by her, he said.

"One of my daughters, to whom I had confided my feelings while down east, let the cat out of the bag. And, although I'm 87 years old, I'm still soldier enough manfully to admit the truth -- especially when it's something I'm so proud of as my attachment for Miss Rhoades."

The general said that he had received no answer.

"Maybe it's too much for me even to hope for one," he said. "What would she want with an old dragoon like me? Now, if I were 30 years younger -- but what's the use of hoping for a thing like that?  I think Miss Rhoades has the greatest respect for me, but whether her feelings go further -- well, that's the question for her to decide. If the answer is the right one, I cannot tell you how much happiness it will mean to me."

The general said that his plans -- if the answer were the right one -- included a trip to Europe.

Son Approves Marriage

"I've been a soldier all my life," said the veteran. "I've tried to face all issues, whether personal or general, in an open manner. And that's why, as long as this has become public, that I'm expressing my opinion openly on it. Only I hope that it doesn't cause unnecessary embarrassment to Miss Rhoades."

He had expressed this feelings, and his hopes in regard to Miss Rhoades to his son -- Commander Rufus King, U.S.N. -- while in the east, he said.

"My son heartily approved of the move," he said, "and jumped to his feet and said: 'Dad, she's splendid! My daughters also were enthusiastic, and wrote letters to Miss Rhoades."

She was born during the civil war, according to the general.

"It may be a vain hope," said the general , "but when I mentioned that to my son he quoted the old maxim that faint heart never won fair maiden."

Clipping from the Danton Burroughs Archive

Burroughs Superfan Publishes Magazine
Syracuse Post-Standard ~ May 19, 1971
By Charles Hillinger
YUBA CITY, Calif. — They call themselves ERBs. There are several thousand ERBs scattered around the  world — all over the Americas, in France, Germany, Italy, England, Africa, Japan, Russia and Australia.  Bill Dutcher, 34-year-old hamburger-slinging bachelor here is an ERB — has been since he was 13.

Bill Dutcher, in his Yuba City, Calif., apartment filled with Tarzan memorabilia is one of the thousands of ERBs in the world — fans of the life and works of Edgar Rice Burroughs. (Photo—Joe Kennedy, Los Angeles Times).An ERB is a superfan of the life and works of the author and creator of Tarzan, the late Edgar Rice Burroughs. ERBs come in many varieties — circus acrobats, company presidents, writers like Rav Bradbury, accountants, electricians, college professors, pilots, the young, middle-aged, elderly.

President John F. Kennedy was an ERB He had excellent credentials. His father produced one of rhe 42 Tarzan movies. When Bill Dutcher isn't tossing hamburgers onto the grill at his Yuba City stand, he's busy publishing an ERB magazine called Jasoomian. During an interview in his apartment, crammed with an incredible assortment of Tarzan and Burroughs memorabilia, Dutcher nibbled Tarzan vinegar-flavored potato chips made in Quebec and explained the name of his publication: "Burroughs' first novel, Princess of Mars, was one of 10 science-fiction books he wrote about Mars. "He wrote 90 novels in all  — 26 in the Tarzan series. In his books appear 18 languages invented by Burroughs including the language of Martians. "Jasoomian is one of Burroughs' Martian words. It means earth-man." Dutcher's 32-page illustrated slick magazine sells for $1. It has a circulation in excess of 2,000 with ERBs in Europe, Africa, South America, Asia and Australia among regular subscribers.

"I like to think of Jasoomian kind of like a Time Magazine of Tarzan buffs," said the 5-foot 1-mch, 210-pound superfan. "It's filled with photos, special features, and news items about Tarzan and ERB activities." Before going into business in Yuba City, Dutcher worked for seven years as a printer for the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times. He values his  Tarzan-Burroughs collection at approximately $50,000. It includes first editions of all Burroughs' novels;  10,000 Tarzan movie still photos worth 50 cents to $1 each to ERB collectors, and early-day Tarzan comic books that sell for as much as $50 each. Only 1,000 first editions of "Tarzan of the Apes" were published. Rare book buyers pay $600 for a copy — $200 for just one of the original dust jackets.

Dutcher has tapes of Tarzan eadio episodes aired in the 1930s, a series in which Jane was played by Burroughs' daughter, Joan, and Tarzan by Joan's husband Jim Pierce. He has silent and sound Tarzan movies, old movie window cards and original Tarzan movie scripts. Dutcher's apartment is cluttered with file cabinets brimming with Tarzan bubble gum, cigarets, potato chips, T-shirts, games, records, tradins caids, posters, printings; wrappers from Tarzan bread ard ice cream bars. His magazine, issued quarterly but soon to be published monthly, contains Tarzan and Burroughs related features such as stories about Tarzana, Calif., and Tarzan, Tex. A recent issue reproduced a copy of the Rand McNally rejection slip for "Tarzan of the Apes" written by Burroughs in 1912. The rejection read: "careful consideration and while interesting we find it does not fit in with our plans."

More than 35 million copies of Tarzan books have been publised in 36 different languages. Dutcher, who is leading a campaign to get the Post Office to issue an Edgar Rice Burroughs commemorative stamp, has endless Tarzan statistics.  Tarzan films started in 1915 and are still being made today — the longest running motion picture series ever made.."Tarzan of the Apes," starring Elmo Lincoln, the first Tarzan, war the first film to gross more than $1 million. "Burroughs was bom in Chicago Sept. 1, 1875. He died March 19, 1950, at his home in Tarzana, Calif. He never set foot in Africa. He was the oldest American war correspondent during World War II."

Dutcher, whose favorite film ape man is Gordon Scott, says some places in the world are just now discovering Tarzan. In France Tarzan novels are the hottest single item in the book publishing business.  The whole series of Tarzan books is being printed in French at 250,000 copies per book, Dutcher figures once his magazine reaches a circulation of 5,000 a month he'll be able to quit slinging hamburgers and become a full time publisher.

He's been a member of the Burroughs Bibliophiles for 10 years. That group includes 2,500 paid-up members ($5 annual dues.) The bibliophiles conduct an annual convention. This year it will be in Boston. It has been in England twice. Germany will play host to ERBs in 1972. "The conventions are pretty exciting," said Dutcher. "The Burroughs usually show up, so do many of the movie Tarzans. 'Tarzan and Burroughs items are swapped and sold by bibliophiles."You'd be surprised at the widespread interest in Tarzan and Edgar Rice Burroughs after all these years," said Datcher. "And it's a growing interest — not a diminishing one. "Tarzan is a heck of a lot more popular than Sherlock Holmes and the rest of the other life-like fictional characters."

Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar Newspaper Serial Chapter

Clipping From the Dale R. Broadhurst Collection
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Tarzan Triumphant
A 1932 book advertisement for Tarzan Triumphant that went out to bookstores from Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Publishers, Tarzana, California. It features a full-colour graphic of the Studley Burroughs art from the dust jacket.

On the back are ads for Tarzan Triumphant, Jungle Girl with an announcement that Tarzan the Invincible will not be available for another five months, and the spring release, Apache Devil, will be published Feb 15th.


1976 and 1977 Tarzan Drum Beat brochure on the recent developments from Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.: CBS International T.V. Show, Tarzan merchandise, Warner Bros. film, movies, photos, Hogarth comic book art, Tarzan on the back cover, Elmo Lincoln & ERB, Pierce, Pearl Harbor Attack, Tarzan’s English-Ape Dictionary, etc.

Cyril Ralph Rothmund Signature ~ ERB, Inc. Secretary

General Charles King Tribute

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