Monthly Archives: March 2012
Almost done with the Becker piece. Wrote 100 words on Henry Overstolz, the city’s first German mayor, who served from 1876-1881.
Polished and tightened my piece about William Dee Becker, the German American St. Louis mayor who died in a military glider demonstration in 1943.
Met with Matt Heidenry this morning about writing a table of contents. Thingsare getting closer. Tonight I downloadedold newspaper articles about Henry Overstolz, who was the first German-born mayor.
Wrote 500 words of my piece on Mayor Becker and finished it. I’m at 900 words and need to cut more than 100 words.
Took Lorraine out to Steak N Shake in thanks for all of her work getting material at the Compton Branch Library for my vignette on William Dee Becker, the German-American mayor who was killed in a glider accident on Aug. … Continue reading
Went over to Forest Park to take pictures of the monument to Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, the founder of the Turner movement. I also checked the History Museum’s map of the 1904 World’s Fair to locate where the German Tyrolean Alps … Continue reading
Wrote a little more than 800 words about the Turners in St. Louis. But I have to write another 200 or so to finish and slice about 200 words off to keep it within my 800 word maximum. Maybe I shouldn’t … Continue reading
Wasted too much time. I didn’t get anything done. I’ll call it a night off, and try again tomorrow.
I cut about 120 words from the piece about Rudy Oppenheim, a Jew who came here from Germany before World War II. I also cleaned it up before I sent it to him for a fact check.
Wrote about 200 words on the Oppenheim piece and finished it. I need to cut about 100 words and polish it.