The Chula Vista Star from Chula Vista, California on September 21, 1945 · Page 1
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Chula Vista, California
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Friday, September 21, 1945
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j-fTfcat To Do With Defense Housing? What to do with defense housing is a question that is arising in many minds these days. This housing is constructed on more or less of a temporary nature, some on leased Jand and some on land purchased by the Federal government When first constructed the statement generally advanced was that they were being built for the duration and six months. The duration of the emergency is still in force and may be for some time to come, but there are indications that the Federal government is casting around for a workable solution; and there is every evidence that should the structures be emptied on order, the present housing crisis would be enlarged many times. These structures, without question, are not desirable for permanency ana some workable plan of reconstruction should be instituted. Assemblyman Charles' Stream of this district comments that possibly a program should be started in wnicn tne various local governments in whose Jurisdiction this housing is located, should be empowered to negotiate and then in turn sponsor a rebuilding program. Mr. Stream comments that now under the impulse of a building boom, he believes that agreements could be made with contractors, whereby these housing projects be replaced street by street. Under this plan, there would only be a very small percentage of houses that would have to be vacated at one time and in their wake more substantial structures could be made possible. Some of the better structures might be sold intact, , to be converted into mountain cabins, while possibly a general program of dismantling might be the best solution to avoid having them moved to some section where building regulations are not quite so strict The Star would be pleased to publish opinions of others regarding a workable plan of replacing the present housing. Public Library 282 F Street 8-45 TWO SECTIONS 16 PAGES OF THE COMPLETE NEWS .COVERAGE SOUTH DISTRICT vol. xxvn CHULA VISTA, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1945. FIVE CENTS NO. 32 Chamber Fund Passes $1,000 Mark Railroad Office May Still Approve Site On Third Avenue Near Park Following Monday Afternoon Conference; Daisy Bigelow Starts Fund With 100 Gift The campaign to raise at least $5,000 for a building to house the Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce is now safely on its way with a little more than $1,000 in pledges reported last evening. Secretary Pauline Millan commented that she was more than pleased with the splendid response, and that she was now satisfied the lundw- would be more than doubled by Rotary the same time next week. The proposed site on railroad property near the depot of the San Diego and Arizona Southern, at the edge of the city park apparently was back in the "running" following a conference Monday afternoon. Aaron - Riesland, ' president of the Chula Vista Rotary, sponsors of the campaign, stated that railroad officials had viewed the location together with the proposed plans, and stated that they would recommend the lease to t company officials in Los An- ' geles. Mrs. Daisy Bigelow started the list of donors with a 100 dollar bill on Thursday. Within a short time, Louis Uland and Frank Doyle, well known real estate brokers, together with Frank Kemp of the Seville theatre had each pledged $100. George Gal-lagan, well known citrus grower, pledged $50. This was followed with gifts of $25 from the Carlyle Jewelry and Chula vista star. Secretary Pauline Millan than added $10, and Faith Whitten con tributed $5.00. There was a group of 13 $1.00 contributions, mostly from young folks. Aaron Riesland paid in $2 for his two pet dogs, Boots and Ginger, with "Bubbles" Kemp coming for a dollar. Mr. Riesland stated that they wanted every one in town to try and make a contribution toward the building, as he believed there would be nothing that would make the individual more civic minded than to have a feeling that they helped create the structure. Mr. Riesland also stated that they wanted to keep the program as must as possible on a "free will" status, and felt confident that the public spirited citizens could easily create the necessary $5,000 for the structure. The complete list , of donors is as follows: Rotary Club $500 ' (Continued on Page Five) I School Paper Wins Award In Annual Survey Out of a possible 1000 rating the Su-Hi News, Sweetwater Union high school's bi-monthly newspaper, scored 910 points to merit recognition as a paper of super ior achievements in a competitive survey for high school newspapers. This annual survey is conducted by the Quill and Scroll, an international honor society for enthusiastic high school journalists, and papers from all over the country participate. Besides the International Honor rating, the Su-Hi News also received the George H. Gallup award for outstanding achievements in, war service-i, Staff members who are largely responsible for the -honors receiv ed were Midge Cermak, editor; Pat Rector, second news page edi tor; Dons Christman, feature editor; Ruth Hastings, society editor; Anne Capp, service editor; Don Cook, sports editor, and Anna May Buchold, business manager. Harry J. Wright To Be Buried In Oregon Harry J. Wright, 78, who has been in failing health for some time, died Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Rankirk Nursing home. The family lived at 610 Third ave., having come here two years ago from Beaverton, Ore. Mr. Wright, who had been en-iged in the produce business in Oregon, is survived by his wife, Helen, three sons and two daugh ters, one of whom is Mrs. Louise Scatton of Chula Vista. The body was sent to Forest Grove, Ore., on Monday for burial. who care to attend, and according to Rev. Thompson will be featured at about three week in- Forrest Warren To Open Series Of Sunday Programs At Methodist Church Popular Sail Diego Newspaper Columnist Will Talk On "Your Town and My Town"; Other Features Will Be Presented During The Fall And Winter Season Forrest Warren, popular San Diego newspaper column' ist and public benefactor, will open a series of fall and winter programs to be featured on Sunday evening at the Chula Vista Methodist church, according to an announcement today by Rev. Joseph Thompson. vnnA,ir.rt r. nil I i iic iimic in ift s di uucii w auiw, v-w w usu nits lop In Attendance During Aug. Over 16,000 Service Per sonnel Used The Club Facilities A new high in attendance was reached at the Chula Vista USO building during August, accord ing to Director H. D. Simpson, with 16,242 service personnel us ing the club's facilities. In addi tion,. the community programs held in the housing projects and trailer courts and sponsored also by the recreation committee, attracted 4,232 persons. One of the highlights of the month's activities at the USO was the V-J Day dance, attended by 768 sailors, marines and , junior hostesses. The local American Legion auxiliary acted as sponsors and the Naval Repair base band furnished the music. V-J Day plus one also marked heavy attendance at the club building. In spite of extra sup- Services Conducted By Mason Swiss Dell Ringers Continue To Sept. 30 FORREST WARREN tervals. The second featured en tertainers will be a program of inspirational sacred music bv the ureenwood Memorial quartette on October 7. Those who attend the opening program next Sunday evening, will have the opportunity to hear and see San Diego s best known newspaper columnist, who has been serving the public for more than 20 years. During this time Mr. Warren has taken much inter est in sponsoring movements fori plies on hand to meet the expected the benefit of those less fortun-. demand for food, the Snack Bar ate people of the community. Among his early successes in this was the program of helping put shoes on tne news boys of ban Diego. He then became inter. estea to paying special tribute to those married fifty years and sponsored the "True Vow Keeps Club." Through his daily column in the Daily Journal, Mr. Warren played an important part in helping to raise the $50,000 to build a community club building. Mr. Warren has that happy faculty of treading on that friendly plain where the 'little people" live and has an unusually large following because of his many programs sponsored in their oenaii. .. r '.. Ted Stark Talks USO Supper Club Ted Stark, chairman of the Chula Vista Recreation committee, will be the guest speaker at the Supper club meeting at the USO on Monday evening, September 24. He will address the group on the subject of recreation in Chula Vista. The general public is invited to attend the weekly meetings held every Monday night was sold out completely before midnight. An early closing would have been necessary except for a grocer who opened his store that evening to supply all the bread h had on hand, some lSiloayps o.'tnurse graduated from the Univer- s The Spiritual Victory campaign inducted by Evangelist Bernard Mason and Dorothy Mason, Swiss pell ringers, which began this week at the First Baptist church will continue nightly until Sept. 80. The meetings begin each eve ning at 7:30 and the public is cordially invited to attend. The musical program includes 'selections on the Swiss bells, musi cal glasses, triple octave chimes, the golden vibraharp and the solo-vox. Also on the program is the instrument of mystery, the Victor Theremin, which plays without being touched. Besides being a musician, Mr. Mason is also a magician, and each afternoon at 3:30 he presents a magic hour for the children. One of the features of this program is his music played by light rays. All-Time High ln Enrollment At Junior High Enrollment to date at Chula Vista Junior high school has swollen to an all-time high of 785 pupils, according to Principal Joseph Rindone, Jr. This figure compares with 730 enrolled at the same time last year, Rindone said A complete staff of 28 teachers guide the program at the local school. This number includes sev eral instructors new to the Chula Vista school system. Mrs. Luvenia Scott, teaching physical education, comes from Collegeville, Pennsylvania, where she obtained a B. S. degree from Ursinus college. She taught last year at San Marino, California. Mrs. Scott replaces Maxine Phen- neger, who left the schools here to go into Red Cross work. Miss Dorothea Shelley holds her A. B. degree from San Diego State college and has been teaching in an iJieguito high school, Encini tas. &ne teaches social science, replacing Mrs. mis Uallwas. on leave. Miss Leona Huls, a registered wheat, rye and graham bread. Other popular attractions on the USO program are the Tuesday and Saturday night dances held for military personnel. The local club is one of the few which are allowed to have as many as four military bands during a month's time. These bands appear on the Tuesday evening programs and are highly popular with service men stationed here. An average of 700 persons attend. The Saturday dances are usually held to music of a record player, and attract an average of nearly 500 dancers. Vista Square recreation committee activities are proving very popular features with nearly 200 in attendance at the adult dances held each week. Other activities include the Friday night Teenage dances and a talent show held for youngsters under 15 years of age. Another successful feature or the recreational program was a at the USO building. Dinner is, series of Vesper services sponsor- served at :au. Keservations may;ea oy tne local cnurcnes ana neiataken by Mrs. Armer only be- be made by caning me omue. in uie uiuia visia dowi. tween 8:30 and 9:30 a. m sity of Minnesota, assumes the position of school nurse, succeed ing Mrs. Harriett Newberry, who is now working in the county health department H. E. Henderson, who taught at Chula Vista Junior high school for two years, has returned to the faculty here after a year's leave of absence. Mr. Henderson teaches vocal music, replacing Miss Jean Dupree. Asked To Check Out Cans Monday Patrons of the Chula Vista School-Community Cannery are urged to check out their cans on Monday, September 24th, between 1 and 2 p. m., and on Wednesday, September ZBth, between 6:30 and 7:30 p. m., at the Chula Vista Can nery, 415 5th ave. Cans may also be picked up Wednesday. October 3rd, between 7:30 and 8:30 p. m. Effective Monday. September 24th, appointments to can will be Head Of California Publishers Spoke Here On Monday John C. Long, executive secretary and manager of the California Newspaper Publishers associa- Colorful Event Planned Next Thursday With Tijuana And Ensenada As Guests Rotary Anns Of Two Nations Will Be Guests At Dinner-Dance At "Country Club; ' E. D. Davis, Well-Known Magician, Will Headline Program Together With Special Dance Team Demonstrating All The Latest Steps. What is believed will be one of the most colorful events of the season will be the Rotary party at the Country Club next Thursday evening, when the Chula Vista club will entertain the members and their ladies of the Tijuana and En-senada clubs, next Thursday evening. The program as planned will in- ' - elude a delightful thirty minutes E. Bailey Will Be Chamber Of Commerce Speaker First General Membership Meeting Since Peari Harbor Will Discnss Postwar Plans And Review Prospectus For New Chamber Of Commerce Buildina; Social Hour Will Follow At Woman's Clubhouse The first general membership meeting of the Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce since Pearl Harbor will be held at the Chula Vista Woman's clubhouse on G street next Tuesday evening at 7:45, according to an announcement to- ' ay by Secretary Pauline Millan. Elwood Bailey, prominent ex- ecutive of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce will be the guest speaker, using as p ,,. his theme, "Chula ( Vistas Number f One . f Mr. Bailey is ' L recognized as one ' of the foremost '" Chamber of Com. ' i -nerce executives r of Southern Cal-: . ifornia and will no doubt bring out some of the . - fcv ...future plans .for the South Bay mwooa uaueyarea s , viewed by the San Diego Chamber. The meeting will be presidpd over by President Dwight Kidder, and it is expected that acme thought will be given as to the future plans of the Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce, with some plans toward the coming election of officers. Soon after Pearl Harbor the Cramber of Commerce voted to devote all attention to the war efforts in the community and area, with the Board of Directors empowered to direct the business to the best of , then-ability. It js needless to say- that the Chamber of Cemmeree performed an imDortant part in the war ef- fort, with their office becoming a clearing house for virtually all war nrnernms. many of which Asset."iwere directed entirely by the Chamber executives. In a recent meetine of the board of directors, President Kidder commented that the war was over and it is time that the -club return to normal op erations. NEW BUILDING PLANS The committee for the new Chamber of Commerce building, sponsored by the Rotary Club, with contractor Lawrence Kueb- ler as chairman, is expected to have a set of proposed plans for the new structure ready lor in spection. The new proposed structure is expected to cost in excess of $5,000 and to be erected on railway property on Third avenue. The committee headed by Mr. Kuebler was instructed to create a plan in keeping with the pro posed money available, witn an early California design. The room is to include at least a lobby, a private office for the secretary as well ae a consultation room for directorsor similar groups. There is also Sie possibility of includ ing pubis rest rooms in a base- Unusual Pet Adopts Reuter Family On Second Avenue Some little disturbance was caused Tuesday evening at the Burt Reuter home at 477 Second avenue, when a tame fox followed Mrs. Reuter across the street and into the house. Consuming endless eggs and milk, the strange animal has the family quite upset as to what to do with him. Mrs. Reuter describes him as an animal very unusual to this coun try. Still a puppy, she judges he . i xi it... U is only aDouv wree inuuuia u,u, standing no more than eight inches tall. Though having a typi cal fox coat, he has a tail as long as his body, and is covered witn verv short hair instead of the tvoical bushy tail on a fox. The Reuters have decided to care for the creature for a few days, and if he is not claimed, they will turn him over to the zoo. They suspect he might be a foreign animal brought in by the crew of some ship m the Harbor. He is very tame and the fur around his neck looks as though he had been wearing a collar, the bewildered owner said. ft ON ARMY HONOR ROLL , Joseph I. Burns, 515 Fourth ave., is listed on the honor roll of 34 soldier students, enlisted men, in the army specialized training pro gram at Pennsylvania State college. Rindones Called To Huntington Park By Brothers' Death Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rindone, Jr., 230 Guava ave., were called to Huntington Park last week by the suaaen mness ana death of Mrs. Rindone's brother, Raymond Lo gan. Funeral services were held there on Tuesday, Logan was in civil service work, ment with an outside entrance. Following the meeting a social hour will be held and refreshments served. Mrs. Augusta Bis- haw Starkey will lead a commun ity singing, and music will be fur nished by Phillys Burns and Seila Dupuy, anJ by Miss Clestine Kemp, accordionist. Stream Goes To Sacramento For Highway Meeting State Assemblyman Charles Stream will go to Sacramento this weekend where he will attend a meeting with the state and federal highway authorities reBard- rX;r T T' 1 served as automotive advisor followed a six-day illness with pneumonia. The Rindones were accompanied to Huntington Park by their two sons, Howard and John. Mr. Rin done has returned to Chula Vista, but his wife remained there for a few days. ft Will Move To New Location Temporarily After Sept. 30, Wolfe and Ar nold, now in business at 359 Third avenue, will be located temporarily at the rear of the Chula Vista Lumber Co. with an entrance on Center, street between Third and .Church avenues. Forced to move from the present location where they have been for more than 13 years, the firm will occupy the quarters at the lumber company untU their new building at 326 F street is ready. Repair work only will be done at the temporary location but gasoline customers will be served by John Cunningham 'or Roy Turner at Raleigh's service station at 399 Third avenue. meeting in San Francisco it was learned that the federal govern ment now has 23 million dollars available for state use on a matching basis. Mr. Stream comments this will be at least a start. The state highway committee has proposed program representing about 230 millions of dollars. In the San Francisco meeting, it was agreed that California should have some 2600 miles of super highway, with accommodations for at least four and six lane traffic. Mr. Stream, a ranking member of the committee, comments that apparently two lane traffic is a thing of the past except on county highways. ft. MRS. LAWSON AND SON HOME Mrs. Carl D. Lawson recently returned from the Paradise Valley hospital with her infant son, Duane Carl. The baby was born August 22 and weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces. Mr. Lawson, a radioman first class, is aboard the USS Destroyer Massey which is anchored in the bay at Okinawa. He has been in the service for 38 months, six of which have been overseas and he is now awaiting further orders. Mrs. Lawson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Davies, 453 F st., with whom she is making her home during her husband's absence. JOHN C. LONG tion was the guest speaker af Rotary Monday. Manager John C, is recognized as one of the na tions foremost authorities on prob-S- lems of the weekly and daily newspapers, and has headed several large committees in helping meet some of the war time problems, particularly in newsprint supply. The California Newspaper Pub lishers association represent a ma-jority of the leading, weekly and daily newspapers throughout the state, of which 17 are in San Diego county. Mr. Long talked to these members in a meetine at Escondido Tuesday evening. W. R. Coyle. of the Chula Vista Star, was chairman of the pro gram committee. . -. k . Council Now Studying New Plumbing Laws The city council met in special session Monday evening to study the possibilities of enacting a new ordinance regulating plumbing and electrical installations. The or dinance is quite lengthy, but is in keeping with a trend to have the same uniform ordinances regulat ing building as used by the city of aan Diego as wetl as the countv City Attorney Keith Athertnn has the ordinance prepared, and copies are now in the hands cf the council for careful study be fore final adoption. The ordinance was given' its first reading Mon day night. , ft Cecil Cotton Reported Improved At Hospital Cecil Cotton, well known resi dent of Chula Vista and an execu tive of The National Iron Works, is reported as much improved. Mr. Lotton was seriously injured of magic by E. D. Davis of Chula Vista. Mr. Davis, now retired, is recognized as one of the best known "quicker-than-eye" artists of the nation, who has been a student of magic since childhood. With exception of a short time during his early twenties, Mr. Davis has practiced magic .purely as a hobby. Among his prized possessions is his membership card in the American Magicians Society, signed by the great Harry Houdini, who was head lined at all the big theaters of two con tinents. Mr. Davis has worked up an entirely new routine, carrying all his props in a small traveling bag and has confidently stated that he completely reversed -the age old trick of magic of taking the rab-hit out of a hat, by actually taking several hats out of the rabbit. Following the .short program, there will be dancing numbers furnished by a popular San Diego dancing school, after which the guests will be provided with several hours of dancing pleasures. Arthur L. Lynds, chairman of the program committee, states that space will be limited at the country club, and that all reservations should be placed early in order to take care of the guests. Dinner will be served at 7 o'clock. The Chula Vista club sponsored the Tijuana club when it was first instituted and naturally there is a close relationship between the two clubs. There have been numerous exchange meetings in the past, but this is the first time the a car accident last Friday after noon as ne was returnme to his home from work. The accident occurred near the corner of Sec ond avenue and I street. Mr. Cot ton suffered a severe concussion and a badly fractured pelvic. Soon after being taken to the Paradise Valley sanitarium he developed pneumonia and has been in a critical condition. A report tdoay said he was showing signs of improvement, but was still in a serious condition. Otay Group Tries To Get Bus Service Citizens' Committee Named To Solve Problems Of Transportation Attempting to obtain public transportation to serve Otay and the entire South Bay area, a committee has been named as a result of a mass meeting held last week at Otay, and efforts are now being extended in that direction, according to Chairman Jim Holliday. First step in the committee's plans was an effort to interest the San Diego Electric Railway company in extending the Chula Vista bus line two miles to serve Otay. An attempt also will be made to connect Otay, San Ysidro, Palm City and Nestor with bus lines. An Associated Press report this week came from San Francisco that Samuel English had applied for a certificate to operate bus service between Palm avenue and Coronado street in Imperial Beach and the intersection of Third avenue and K street in Chula Vista. According to Holliday the Greyhound buses operating between San Diego and the Mexican border are too crowded to accommo- Chlua Vista club has arranged a 'date persons living in the South dinner program where the .laqies have been included. .. , a Supervisor Bird Named Head Of Important Group Early this week Richard Graves, executive secretary of the League of California cities, lnlormeu David W. Bird, chairman of the county board of supervisors, that league president Charles R. Sch-wanenberg, Oakland city manager, has appointed a seven-man county-city affairs commit tee. David W. Bird Previously William A. Small. chairman of the Los Angeles county board of supervisors, and president of the California Supervisors association, had named Bird chairman of a county-city affairs committee representing the asso ciation. According to Bird, the two com mittees are 'to meet jointly to study pending legislation and to make recommendations for addi tional measures to clarify and solidify relations between the types of governmental bodies. Such recommendations, he said. will be turned over to the League of Cities and to the Supervisors association lor independent action. Each group has a legislative, and if the recommendations are adODt- ed these committees will carry on appropriate sustaining action. "if "s j he added In his communication to Bird, Graves urged that the first joint session be held at Sacramento, at an early date, where Governor Earl Warren could be interviewed relative to his attitude on pending legislation. League of Cities committee members are Edwin L. Carty, mayor, Oxnard; F. R. Fulner, mayor, Santa Cruz; Fred King, councilman. El Monte; E. H. Ren- zel, Jr., mayor, San Jose; Schwan- enberg; W. C. Seccombe, mayor, San Bernardino, and H. T. Sed- wick, mayor, Oroville. i Bay area. He said he has been Informed that the Greyhound company does not have an exclusive franchise to serve Otay. Other members of the transportation committee are Father Paul Ward, William Scages and Ed. Moore, Jr. The community's water and san itation problems also were dis cussed at the mass meeting held last week at Otay. Proposals were made to secure extension of the California Water and Telephone company's water mains to Otay. Supt. L. A. Williamson of the company commented after receiv ing a letter from the citizens com mittee "We have never refused to make an extension in districts served by our mains provided the water is for domestic use only." ft i WEATHER REPORT SOUTH BAY WEATHER Observer W. Hawthorne Reading at Western .Salt Works on bay front. Date Max. Min. Sept. 13 .... .........71 64 Sept. 14 76 65 Sept. 15 .; ..;........73 66 Sept. 16 71 6fl Sept. 17 71 66 Sept. 18 70 66 Sept. 19 ; 72 65 Sept. 20 : - 66 BONITA READING Observer Richard M. Allen Date Max. Min. Sept. 13 78 64 Sept. 14 81 64 Sept. 15 ..: 81 64 Sept. 16 76 63 Sept. 17 78 65 Sept. 18 .....74 62 Sept. 19 .......74 63 Sept. 20 65 A "trace" of rain was recorded Sept. 19. On Sunday and Monday the readings at the Bay Front were the same both days. Bonita also had identical readings on two days, Friday and Saturday. ft VISIT IN NORTH Sgt. and Mrs. M. Samuel Dun-barr and infant daughter, Virginia left last week for a visit with relatives in San Francisco and Seattle. The Dunbarrs have been making their home with Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Miller at 588 Arizona st. Mr. Dunbarr, a ship-fitter, was recently discharged from the service. Committee Vote to Discontinue Activity for $200,000 Memorial Hospital; Too Many Conflicting Campaigns Monday afternoon the temoor- ary committee Interested in sponsoring a $200,000 campaign for a war Memorial Hospital in Chula Vista voted to discontinue their efforts until some more opportune time. Temporary chairman H. De-Forrest Smith stated today that because of conflicting campaigns, such as the Victory Chest program which will open in about ten days, to be foil-owed almost immediately by a Victory Bond drive,-it was believed advisable to delay the hospital campaign until some later date, ' The committee has been operat- ing for several weeks, during which time they prepared preliminary plans for a modem 60 bed hospital, and had entered into an oral agreement whereby they would take over the Rankirk Nursing home, which is soon to be changed into what will be known as the Chula Vista hospital, and carry on with the plans now under construction by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Raney, at 553 F street. Mr. Smith stated that pledges of several thousand dollars had been received, and that the contributors were being released. Mr. Smith also stated that the various members of the committee had expressed an opinion that Chula Vista and the South Bay should have the ad vantage of an accredited hospital, and were willing to help make such a project possible, should the community show an interest at a later date. The construction of the new 18 bed wing, plus operating room and laboratory at the Chula Vista hospital is progressing quite satisfactorily, according to Mrs. Raney. The frame work is now up.

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