Independent from Long Beach, California on March 10, 1966 · Page 34
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 34

Long Beach, California
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Thursday, March 10, 1966
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»i;-i "As long a* we call evil 'evil' we're okay, but we're in real trouble the day we call evil 'good.' " --Adela Rogers St. Johns Author takes novel approach to LB. nch, CWH., thurv, Mir. 11 i»« INDEPENDENT--Pag« B-9 ? i'-".n. By PAT MCDONNELL .... I, p-T Staff Writer / iVW? 611 th' 8 century is ended and the critics sum up our literary efforts, ifl'liVwager the work that will stand out |t over all others will be Anne Morrow |Lindbergh's 'Gift from 'the Sea.' One ;;thirig' for sure, it won't- be 'Naked at \Lunch'' or;'a similarly titled piece .we i'jnake into 'best sellers." ' · . ; - · £K;sVsaitAdela Rogers St. Johns at a fliierary ..tea honoring her Tuesday at' ^Buffums'j Terrace.Room. V^i'tJiscus'sing.-h'et new rioyej, "Tell No tMa^'I .Mr?. ' St. - · Johns admitted that ,Beach .Cit^-Vsetting for much of her ;Stbrx^rnight have been patterned after : Lpng Beach. ··'" ' . . · : ' . . - . · ' '- Described as a city founded on lands .wh.ich once made a rancho and built by oil,'industry and far-flung shipping, Beach City also has citizens who resemble actual Long Beach residents, i" "I think 'the description fits nearly £ny coastal city in Southern California," Mrs. Sfc 'John said. "But I won't .deny that the editor of Beach City's newspaper is. remarkably like Hank Burmester, who for many years was executive leditof of :'$he Long Beach Independent, 'Press-Telegram. {·,,:·"· p,v''';·*· * · · !;~;/!PVE HAD contacts with Long Beach 'since before the turn of the century.-We used to spend Sundays at the Dominguez Ranch, riding horseback and barbecuing whole steers at a time. "You know, my next book is going to be a mother-in-law's cookbook and one of .the recipes is for 'Dominguez Beans.' My daughters call them 'Mama's Beans,' but I learned the recipe from Senora Dominguez just about 60 years ago and three miles north of here." Mrs. St. Johns also mentioned that' after,World War II.she had a.standing date in .Long Beach .eVery, Wednesday night for three and a half years. · ' "It had to do with a special kind of memorial we established for' my son, Mrs. St. Johns will "be guest speaker March 17 at an H:30 a.m. celebrity boofe salon and luncheon in Virginia Country Club.. " killed while serving .in the RAF. He's buried with other RAF dead at Stratford on the Avon. . " other sons caine home from the war we decided to pay a tribute by visiting hospitalized veterans at the Navy Hospital in Long Beach."So every Wednesday we'd gather celebrities such as Liz Taylor, Jose Iturbi and Barbara Stanwyck and call on patients unable to leave their wards to view regular hospital shows. "So you see, I've had a lifelong thing going with Long Beach. And if I've criticized Beach City in. my novel, it's because I love it" She elaborated by recalling a phona conversation between her daughter and singer Peggy Lee, who calls Mrs.' St. Johns her "second mother." "My daughter tried to assure Peggy about something and said 'if you've received, a rebuke from Mama, then she must be fond of you again.' " HOW DID the grand dame of the literary world become a. close friend of .the shapely songstress? "You might say I inherited Peggy," Mrs. St. Johns explained. "We attended the same church and when its spokesman died, Peggy and I were drawn together. . . "I don't'understand her kind of singing, but I am devoted to ..talent. Some day when she's through singing, Peggy most likely will write great music. "I've known her for many years and she's a charitable, kind woman, a sincere student of religion." 1 ' ' · '. On the subject of religion, the onetime sportswriter who named the late Ring Lardner and Damon Runyon among · her friends says her new novel'con- tains much of her own philosophy and, experiences. '· , : . "After a while, you realize you won't make it without God and then you want to tell others. It's embarrassing for me. to say I feel like a messenger, but the book seemed to write itself. . "It took-me four years to write Tell No Man' and 72 years of living to learn what's in it" . . . . . . _ _ ·Eleanor Roosevelt warned me years ago . never let a photographer sweet · talk you into smiling... ... because with our teeth, it's better to look sour.' WILD WAVES SAY A no night to work date By'lOtA "MASTERSON , ,- i, K-T Mdtfy Ediiw NO BUSINESS at all Saturday night for usually busy Las Hermanas m e m b e r s . They're going to' have a cocktail and dinner 'party designed purely for fun, and a night's-worth long, at Bill and Eunice 'Crall's lovely home In Park Estates. Hoh- orees" will be members' husbands.,who are .given the royal treatment like this a coijple of times a year. Or whenever the gals have time for all play and no work. Planning the party are Ele'anore (Mrs. Charles T.) Smith and committee members Mmes. Edward (Linda) Artman^Reese (Elsie) Hansen", James (Marylyn) Thur- moodyvSidney (Marjorie) PeizerVand Robert (Arlene) Johnson' Mrs O. B. Light, here for a long winter stay and dividing their time between daughter and son-'in-law, Rubye and Lewis Kean's home' in Long Beach and son and daughter-in-law, "BIu" and Maxine Light's home in Downey. No wonder the Lights are not taking lightly their departure date. They are from Pierpont, S.D., smack dab In the middle of all the recent, worst-storm-Uwlecades activity. Having arrived mid-December they had anticipated: being about ready to leave by now. At this point they are g o i n g to wait until the-weather man has some cheerful predictions before heading back. also been sightseeing like 60 -- all without need of chains or fear of frostbite. · ARE YOU one of the former brothers of old Sigma E p s t l o n Chi from Long Beach State College, active anytime through 1955? If you are, you are wanted. You are wanted to attend a stag cocktail party S a t u r d a y , March 19, at Huntlngton Sheraton Beach Inn, Highway 101 and Huntington Beach Boulevard. A reunion c o m m i t t e e , TV prices to soar Opera bill Saturday in Downey Soprano Giovanna Coppola will be s o l o i s t for "Opera Night 1 ' to be presented by D o w n e y Sym phony Orchestra Saturday at 8:30 p.m. in Earl Warren High School, 8141 De Palma St., Downey. Miss Coppola won the Los Angeles finals of the 196 San Francisco Opera audi tions and was one of the winners in the recent Metropolitan National Auditions, * * * * THE PROGRAM will ope with "Notturno" by Mar tucci and will be followed b; "Phedre Overture" by Mas senet. Miss Coppola will sin arias from "Manon Lescaut and 'Tosea" by Puccin "Mef i s t o f e l e " by Boito NoV'ABOUT to terminate wedding anniversary w i t h on buying a black-and-white you can't make this party Wagner and "Pagliacci" b In addition to missing the IR S D TIH Q storms, they had the pleasure of celebrating their 50th Don't hold off any longer headed by Herb Guthmann, 3240 Lees Ave., is trying to round up the old gang, including those who were in the fraternity when it went national as a chapter of SAE. Others on the committee are Jim Russell, LB attorney, Jim Duncan, teacher at Poly High, and Ron Gardner, who now teaches in the Paramount area. These four have sent out as many letters as they have names and addresses for but that doesn't begin to cover the former members. Contact Herb and give him your name and current address and let him know whether to expect you at reunion stag or not. Party, incidentally, begins at 9 p.m. Maybe their visit in Southern California too soon are Mr. and their children and grand' children, on this trip.They've District medical auxiliary t6 present spring hat show A showing of hats by Jom of Beverly Hills will highlight a Friday . meeting of Long Beach District Three, Women's Auxiliary to Los Angeles County Medical Association. - - * .jiThe 11:30 a.m. event is scheduled for Petroleum Club. '"Members who will model hats include Mines. Theodore Balrd,-?Joseph Bishop, Norman Chu and Richard Knox. t.v. set in the expectation prices will keep dropping to meet the competition from color sets. Word is they are unlikely to go any lower and may, in fact, go up soon. Price rises were announced recently by several manufacturers of black-and · white picture tubes, and industry insiders predict the increases will eventually be reflected iri somewhat h 1 g h er retail prices. but would like to be on the list for subsequent doings. Let him know that, too. · O'BRIENS ARE beaming by golly. At least a couple of them have good cause to. Patricia Anne O'Brien, daughter of Nelle O'Brien, Long Beach, was named to the first term Dean's list at Western College for Women, Oxford, Ohio. Pat, a senior and Sponlih major, is a 1961 gnd of Pory High. Leoncavallo. "La Ceneren tola Overture" by Rossin and b a l l e t m u s i c from "Faust" by G o u n o d wi complete the bill. T h e r e Is no admissio charge for the concert BUI NITS textured trsavelers Classic styling at its fashion best! Crisp, cool combination o£ linen, Arnel* triacetate and wool in two terrific textures, Both shrug off wrinkles, work wardrobe wonders traveling or in town. Chanel styled suit carries bright brass in ball and chain button detail, tab-throated ovcrblouse and slim skirt. Natural linen tone. Cardigan suit has a. deft t o u c h of ribbon cm- broidery. Natural or mint green. Both "Butte-ifully" fitting in misses' sizes 8 to 18. 50.00 Dress Shop All Six Stores INQUIRE ABOUT BUPFIJMS' CHARM SCHOOL CONDUCTED BY WILMA HASTINGS Clothesline tip The time and effort volved in lugging wet washes! to a clothesline can be eliminated with the installa-i tlon of a gas clothes dryer. LONG BEACH PAIQSVERDES SANTA ANA MARINA POMONA lAKEYYOOD

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