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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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Sunday, July 7, 1946
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12 ASBURY PARK SUNDAY PRESS (THE SHORE PRESS), JULY 7, 1946 By EDITH C. HICKMAN While not a native son, Tommy Tucker, popular orchestra leader, has been intimately connected with the Shore for a number of years. He has made his home in West Allenhurst since 1941 when he came here to fill an engagement with his band at the Berkeley-Carteret hotel during the summer of that year. Enjoying the Shore as a place to live, he has bought several properties in West Allenhurst and is building a home directly on the lake on North Edgemcre drive. And during the past year he has established a business in Asbury Park, opening a musical and elec trical appliance store on Main street last fall, in which he is associated with Orville Winterstella, former city councilman. It was while he was playing at the West Knd Casino that he met his wife, the former Virginia Dare Miller, of Salisbury, N. C, a dramatic actress. They are making their home now with his parents at 703 South Kdgemere drive, West Allenhurst. He will begin a six-weeks engagement at the Astor Roof, New York, July 15. Learned Piano as a Boy Born in Souris, N. D., he began to play the piano as a boy and while in high school at Minnt, N.D., played for local dances. He was graduated from the University of North Dakota where he was a member of Phi Hela Kappa, receiving honors in music while majoring in economics. Thoroly grounded in theory, and with an unusual ability in arranging orchestrations and as a conductor, he organized his own band during the summer following his graduation and made enough money to continue his musical studies. He played thruout the Midwest and South for awile without creating a great deal of attention. Then came a chance to go to the West Coast to appear on a commercial radio program with George Jesscll and other Hollywood stars, and his own star began to climb rapidly. Ills recordings become popular 4v Xtt tmA TOMMY TUCKER and he was soon getting contracts to play at leading hotels thruout the country, as well as appearing on many of the most popular coast-to-coast broadcasts. In Top Ten Now listed among the top ten In swing. Tommy has long wanted to combine his music with a business career, believing the two not incompatible. As proof of his con tention, he opened his local store and has also backed financially several of his musicians who wan ted to go into business. Another of his more recent business ventures is a lightweight, shock-proof instrument case for musicians still in the experimental stage. Now that civilians no longer need priorities, he has gone back to making his cross-country trips by plane, claiming that by flying, he can save five to six days each month. A flying veteran of long standing, he admitted this week that he had no urge to learn to fly. O.P.A. OR NOTOUR PRICES ARE NOT RAISED 11-614 COOKMAN AVENUE As a hobby, he has collected many souvenirs sent bark by servicemen from all parts of the world. This miniature arsenal is on exhibition at his West Allenhurst home and includes an Iron Cross, First Class, which a New Jersey man exchanged for a park of cigarets from a Luftwaffe officer. There is a tiny replica of the Statue of Liberty made of melted tinfoil by a prisoner of war in a German camp and many trophies with the grime of the battle field still on them. A battered crash helmet hangs on the wall and there is lots of invasion money, both American and Japanese. He has a tiny piece of the Iteich chancellory in Berlin, chipped off by one of his dance band fans, and a complete Jap uniform which he loaned for use in bond drives. Even aftpr the introduction of practical friction matches in 1927, they were considered so dangerous that railroads in the United States during the middle 19th century refused to transport them. BRICK (SUITABLE FOR FACE OR BACKUP) AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY By New Jersey's Largest Manufacturer Of Sand Lime Brick Call or Write PARAGON PRODUCTS, Inc. P. O. Box 271 South River, N. J. South River 5-0900 Newark Awaits 'Pants Burglar' NEWARK, m It's summer time and, In Newark, that means it's "pants burglar" time, again. The "pants burglar" is a guy, slippery pickpocket who sneaks wallets from trousers hung in tlfe bedrooms ot their sleeping owners. In the last six summers, police estimate that he has slipped up wards of $75,000 from pants pockets. Each winter, It is said, he lolls In Florida. He is credited with robbing more than 500 bedrooms in the two neighborhoods of Weequahic and Clinton Hill, awakening only a half-dozen sleepers. They merely spotted his fleeing shadow. Nobody has reported seeing his face. Sends Cops Postcard He never has left a fingerprint, only a jeering postcard he sent to police headquarters. He is strong enough to lift windows that even husky painters had tried vainly to hoist. He is agile enough to leap six-foot fences and plunge unhurt from a second-floor ledge. Sometimes he hides pilfered pants in closets, spreads them out neatly on a front lawn or hangs them carefully from a handy hedge. Often he takes identifica tion cards from billfolds, strings them in a little circle on the bedroom floor and puts a penny in the center. Once an intended victim wak ing to find the burglar crawling thru a window near his bed mumbled "whadaya want?" Shhh," the thief admonished. "I just want your pants." He tipped his hat, tumbled from the window and fled. He usually hits two or three ad joining houses and then quits for the night. His hauls have been as low as a few cents, as high as $15,000. He takes only cash. Once he passed up $8,000 worth of jewelry to grab a $10 bill. Another time he snubbed $24,000 worth of diamonds. Tall, Short, Fat, Thin The few victims who have seen him describe him variously as thin and seven feet tall, a short, fat man wearing sneakers and a midget in cowboy boots. One of his best known victims was Louis Sklarey, a 200-pound county detective lieutenant. One night while the lieutenant slept, the PR. stalked beside his bed and relieved him of $5.07. A few days after the pants burglar crept in and out of the Sklarey boudoir, the detective met a neighbor, Abraham Harkavy, who "razzed" him. "Never mind." Lieutenant Sklarey retored. "He'll get you sooner or later." He did, a month later. Mr. Harkavy, who spied the thief's hazy outline in the dark, insists that It wasn't a "he" at all, but a woman "with nice hips and all." And she "was wearing a black shroud. Stamps in the News Iowa joins Texas on Aug. 3 as the only states to have two postage stamps issued in their honor. The Iowa Statehood Centennial stamp goes on sale that day at Iowa City. The Hawkeye state previously was honored in 1938 with a Territory Centennial com memorative. The Postoffice department dis carded its previously-announced selection of the mural "Westward" as the design for the stamp, on the grounds that it was not suitable for reproduction. Instead, the forth coming stamp will picture an out line map of the state with the state tit n mm if L.tiiiimiiiiSffBi flag superimposed. Like the Texas Centennial stamp of last December, the stamp will be blue Instead of the traditional purple usually used for three-cent denominations. Iowa City, site of the first day sale, was the state's capital city from the date of its admission as a state Dec. 18, 1846, until 1857, when Des Moines became the capital. The date of the first day's sale Is the 100th anniversary of the date when residents of the Iowa Territory voted for a state constitution. An Initial printing of 125,000,000 stamps has been ordered. Collectors desiring first day cancellations may send a maximum of 10 addressed covers to the postmast er at Iowa City with remittance to cover the cost of the stamps to be affixed. t Nicaraguc's postal tribute to the late President Roosevelt, by far the most elaborate yet to appear was issued June 15. A first day : cover received by J. and H. Stolow of New York bore stamps present- mail, Roosevelt with Churchill at the Atlantic conference in 1941; 10-c light blue and gray postage and 75-c rose and gray airmail, Roosevelt signing the declaration of war against Japan; 16-c rose and gray postage and one-cordoba green and gray airmail, Roosevelt with Gen. Giraud, Gen. DeGaulle and Churchill at Casablanca in 1943; 32-c brown and gray postage and 3-cordoba purple and gray airmail, Roosevelt with Stalin and Churchill at the Tehran conference in 1943. The 50-c gray postage and five-cordoba blue and gray airmail values feature a bust of Roosevelt. Second of new French ' President George Bidault's hobbies in his interest is stamp collecting. . . Curacao scheduled two eight-stamp sets in its relief fund for release July 1, with one picturing a map of The Netherlands and Holland's coat of arms and the other a map of the Netherlands West Indies and the coat of arms . . . Air France, the French national airlines, soon will offer covers carried on its first flight from New York to Paris. Bible School Plans Belmar Exercises The First Presbyterian church of Belmar will have the concluding exercises of the Vacation Church school tonight at 7. The program will include music, illustrations of class work, handcraft displays, and a playette, "A Lesson Worth Living." The school has run for two weeks. The teaching staff has included Mrs. D. Lindsay, Mrs. J. Lindsay, Mrs. Natalie McAllister, Mrs. R. C. Nuffort, Mrs. N. DeNike, Miss Barbara DeNike, Mrs. Helen Berg, Mrs. Everett Antonides and the supervisor, the Rev. Paul David Scholin. People Who Know Read The Press EXPERTLY MIXED COCKTAILS t the ANCHOR ROOM "Nothing Lik It Anywhere" 7th and Park Avenues, Asbory Park "TH SPOT rOH A SNACK' NICARAGUA 1 Don't Let the Cold Blasts of Winter Catch You Unprepared LET US EQUIP YOUR HOME mm Storm Windows FOR GREATER COMFORT ,4D ECOSOMY .(ESTIMATES CHEERFULLY FURNISHED) VISIT OVR RETAIL STORE FOR Hardware Paints Builders' Tools and Supplies Masons' Material, etc. Buchanon & Smock Lumber Co. RETAIL STORE Roilrooe) and Second Aves. Tel. 728 Asbury Park MAT AW AN Mrs. Garrett Woolley, and family, have returned from a visit with Mr. and Mrs. George Pro-basco in Millhurst. Mrs. Lewis H. Blood and Mrs. Walter Shinn,' Main street, have returned from a visit In Perth Am- boy. Milton Stevenson, this boro, has enlisted In the U. S. army. Saturday, Oct. 19, has been se lected by the Malawan auxiliary of i Monmouth Memorial hospital, Long Branch, for its annual fall card party. Miss Sylvia H. Van Clcef, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Hendrick Van jClecf, Cliff wood, has been graduated from the Bellevue Hospital . school of nursing in New York. She ; was among the first to enlist in the U.S. cadet nurse .corps. Mr. and Mrs. John Burlcw, Church street, are visiting friends In Trenton. Miss Lillian Janssen of the Freneau section is a surgical patient in Hazard hospital, Long Branch. Mrs. Jerome Armellina, and son, Robert, Main street, have returned from a visit with relatives in Peek- skill. Mrs. Harold Smith, Jackson street, has returned from a visit In Point Pleasant. Mr. and Mrs. John Lockwood, Jr., and daughters, Leslie and Linda, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Darby, Sea Bright. Mrs. Wilson W. Hobrough, Park avenue, who has been visiting rel atives in Michigan, has returned home. Thomas Shea, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Shea, Washington street, who has been seriously ill is recovering. J. Clarence Lewis II, who has been visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Lewis, Jackson street, has returned to Bayonne. Miss Kathryn Harris, dietirian at St. Luke's hospital, Manhattan, is spending c month with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George M. Harris. Broad street. Miss Li'llie White, Main street, is spending several weeks at her summer home in Cedar Bonnett. Supervising Principal Joseph E. Clayton, of the Matawan public school system, Mrs. Clayton and daughter, Nancy, are spending the summer at Point Pleasant. Miss Mary Myers, Valley drive, is vacationing at Belmar. Miss Ruth Bastedo, New Brunswick avenue, has been a patient at Kiverview hospital, Red Bank. ing five of the six designs of the ; IKstamp set. There are five airmail and six regular postage values in the set. The designs are based on a bronze bust of Mr. Roosevelt and J photographs of his activities as President. All have a gray border j with the central design in green, orange, bright blue, rose, purple I or brown. Kaeh stamp bears the inscription "Homcnaje a Roose-i veil" (Homage to Roosevelt) and j a description of the scene por trayed. Values, designs and colors are: four-rentavo green and gray post age, Roosevelt with his stamp col lection; 8-c purple and grap post age and 25-c orange and gray air- Rustic Lodge i Rente IS Askiiry Park M Mile North Asbury Ay. Clrcl yC Under New Management ft Entertainment Nightly BUDDY REED ft SINGER PIANO K OPEN TILL 3 A'. M. Nightly "7 AL. SCARTOCCI. Mirr. Stop at onre the Itching and burning discomfort of externally caused skin eruptions. For mutant relief, apply pure MEDREX OINTMENT, a Doctors prescription containing a tested Ingredient scientifically blend ed. Don't delay! Medicate with MED REX OINTMENT for new soothing comfort. Flesh colored, greasclesi MEDREX OINTMENT works wonders for dry, scaly itching eruptions of ex ternal nature. MEDREX OINTMENT must bring relief or money bark. At all Bun Kay Stores. Two sizes, 49e-S9c. MEDREX SOAP 23c Cake. Almanac Sunday Press Almanac Sunday, July 7, sun rises 5:35 a.m., sets 8 34 p.m. Sunday, July 7 Annexation of California to the United States proclaimed, 1846. Hawaii became part of the United States. 18i)8. Monday. July 8 Perry visited Japan, 1853. Royal charter granted to Rhode Island, 16ti3. Tuesday, July 9 Braddock defeated near Port Duquesne, 1775. Wednesday, July 10 Allies invaded Sicily, 1943. Wyoming admitted to the Union, 1890. Thursday, July 11 John Qulncy Adams, sixth president, born, 1767. Friday, July 12 Panama canal officially opened. 1920. Saturday. July 13 Source of Mississippi river discovered, 1832. Articles of confederation submitted to Congress, 1776. . i HAVE YOUR OLD LIVING ROOM SUITE RE-STYLED! Choice of Nw Spring Colors 1. Expert Workmanship I. Sprint Re-tied 3. Frame Re-slued 4. Spring Replaced Wbert Necessary ft. New Dust Cloth I. Frame Reflnished 1. Suit Restjrled When Possible X. Suite Steriliied . We Lend loo Furniture While lour Suit It Being Reuphnhtered It. Suite Called For and Dell, cred at No Extra Cost I PC. SUITE DAVENPORT and CHAIR $7950 On Easy Term up ijui'miili..t......,lft 147-149 Main Street. Aibury Perk Open Wed. and Sal Evening IMMEDIATE DELIVERY Any Amosnt COAL Any Whin To Anyone A.I.C. COAL, lie. A.P. M0I7 JUST RECEIVED LIMITED SUPPLY Copper and Galvanized Leaden and Gutters Immediate Installation STEWART Construction Co. Phone A. P. 2-8560 Day Nlfht HAZLET Razlet Boy Scout Troop No. 92 with its leader, Alfred W. Chlnery, and troop committee chairman, Ernest . Peseux, conducted the last meeting until fall at the troop camp on Beers street. Scout Troop No. 62, Keyport, with its leader, Frank Ellis, were guests of the troop. Mrs. Elmer Dolson left Monday to visit her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John Dolson, in Long Island. . Mr. and Mrs. James Neidinger have returned to their home oa Beers street Mrs. Neidinger made her home with her sister while her husband was in service, Barbara Wilson, daughter of Mrs. Elsie Wilson, who has been confined to her home for several weeks with illness, is convalescing. Mr. and Mrs. Jay Baker jr., recently married, are making their home in the Fred Dean apartments on Bethany road. Galileo that the the sun. demonstrated in 1632 earth revolved around IS READY FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY 12x20 or 20x20 Seasoned Lumber Asphalt Shingles Aluminum Overhead Doors Finger-tip Control NO DOWN PAYMENT 3 YEARS TO PAY Monmouth Construction Co. 22 WEST STREET . RED HANK PHONE RED BANK 109 EXCLUSIVE MTU Wl Britain's Warld Fames Rudgo Dieycb 79.93 Men's De Luxe Touriti AfooW A favorke of champions since 1869! EspeentHyiti signed lightweight frame for free-wheeling dowss hill, energy-saving climbing! Rudge WhirwortK world famous features include finger control brakes, three-speed variable gear, Dynohsb self-generating electric front and rear lamps, ((ear tase totally enclosed. Saddle with soft leather tea. Leather tool bag or canvas saddle bag. SPORT KG ZOOM, Fourth STEINBACH COMPANY ' 11 " 1 1 - iii&SiliHSii When you buy your new ear, you can save substantially on financing charges by paying cash for it cash obtained by an economical 12 or 15 payment loan from us We will arrange the financing of your new car and grant you a loan quickly, without red-tape and at regular banking rates! yon get the insurance you want from your own insurance agent, to protect you! BREWER & SMITH, Inc. 619 Bangs Avenue Asbury Park, N. J. Telephone Asbnry Park 250 E & K INSURANCE AGENCY 725 Morrison Avenue Asbury Park, N. J. Telephone Aibory Park SHI HARRY G. FABY AGENCY 1 141 Corlies Avenue Neptune, N. J. Telcphon Aibory Park 6379 GEORGE W. PITTENGER AGENCY 628 Morrison Avenue Asbury Pork, N. J. Telephone Aibory Park 771 EDWIN D. RALSTON 702 Mottison Avenue Asbury Pork, N. J. Telephone Aibory Park 4271 HERE ARE 5 ADVANTAGES 1. You save money you actually pay less in total for your car. 2. You are able to make a cash deal for the car you choose. S. Your automobile insurance is retained with your own local agent and your present insurance automatically increases to cover the new car. Simply report your change within 30 days. 4. Thruout, you are dealing with people you know, local people who are anxious to serve you. 5. In event of loss, you get prompt per-sonal insurance service. WALTER REID AGENCY 400 Main Street Allenhurst, N. J. Telephone Allenhont 1960 BFRT BOBBINS AGENCY 226 Main Street Asbury Pork, N. J. Telephone Aibory Park 1st LESLIE R. STEWART Electric Building Asbury Pork, N. J. Telephone Aibory Park 2866 ii MARTIN WIGDORTZ 702 Mottison Avenue Asbury Pork, N. J. Telephone Aibory Park 2726 WILLIS T. WULFF 603 Mottison Avenue Asbury Pork, N. J. 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