Independent from Long Beach, California on January 31, 1960 · Page 47
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 47

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, January 31, 1960
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Junior Leaguers Plan Sell-Out for Charity : i - · · ' ' ' . · · · · . · £ /en 'Kitchen Sink' May Be Available! By MARY LOU ZEHMS l.i P.-T. Women's Bdllor .EVEN-CHILDREN" of Junior'Leaguers In Long Beach are donating toys to organization's gigantic rummage sale scheduled for Saturday-in Municipal Auditorium; Mrs.-Douglas Burrows is holding one of many hundreds of dolls which will be on sale while · her son, Bruce, is intrigued with steam shovel (he may not re- Hnqulsh lt).-.Cinda Cree holds dress that will please some young lady, Biily, displays one of many children's hooks for sale.' More, than $12,000 was made last year hy league with' all money channeled back to city through 'services such as Chil- dren's' Dental Health Center.--(Staff Photo by. Roger Coar.) It takes, energy, ambition and foresight to raise more than $12,000 each year for charity. But it's not too big a job for the young women members of Junior League of Long Beach. In order to raise this large sum, which is channeled back to the City of Long Beach through services, the league stages a rummage sale in Municipal Auditorium. This eighth annual event, which attracts thousands of customers, will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Husbands of members again will be able to write their names on the dusty dining room lublcs and anticipate a week's diet of TV dinners. Babysitters will be al a premium as active members, provisional and sustainers converge Monday on the Auditorium to sort, group and lag the thousands of pounds of merchandise f r o m children's toys to automobiles. * * * * Each active member is required to put in a certain number of hours marking, sorting and arranging the items. Not even the busy president, Mrs. Richard Burdge, escapes this duty. Relatives and friends are getting so they no longer need to be asked to clean nut their closets and cupboards, as they've been asked for so many years to donate to the annual money-raising sale. Even local merchants follow through with requests from the league. This generosity has produced several used cars that will be on sale this year. Mrs. Bruce M i t c h e l l , ways and means chairman, in charge of the event, said, "Each year has topped the last in amount of money made. We hope to do th« same, or at least duplicate the astonishing figure of $12,964.98 made in 1959." Merchandise is divided into departments of books and pictures, shoes, men's clothing, cosmetics and notions, jewelry, ladies' wear including furs and millinery. Bric-a-brac, a popular department, has a section of sterling silver, where one may find trays, compotes, sugar and creamers, ash trays and some flat ware in patterns long since discontinued. Lucky for someone who might be hopeful to replace that long-lost fork. * * * * WHO KNOWS what you may find in other departments, such as antiques, or a section devoted to baby e q u i p m e n t , children's c l o t h e s , toys, records, clocks, kitchenware, or on occasion a kitchen sink! Also on hand will be used stoves and refrigerators (in working condition), furniture and dozens of television sets and radios. Husbands assist, too, the day of the sale by working at. the check-out stands, totaling purchases with adding machines that never seem to stop. Last year members used 6,000 pin tags, 1,500 string tags, 5,000 contact labels, 160 grease pencils and 700 safety pins to mark the merchandise. Assisting Mrs. Mitchell are Mrs. Thomas Kiddie, vice chairman, and Mrs. Baird Summons, secretary, who serve also as marking chairmen. Olhcr committee heads are Mmes. Donald Rogers, Fey Looman, William Todd, John Ferguson, Donald W e l l s , Richard Blanchard and Douglas Burrows. If you like a sale, you'll love this one! New Krusz .Report Fu|1 Support Given. --This Time on Wife! Gtyw;deMusicFete By JOYCE KENT Close on the heels of the Harry J. Krusz report digging into the pitfalls and promises of this fair community, comes an introduction to his attractive wife, Marylu, and discovery that she's a digger, too! But of a different type. Leaving the- unearthing of community problems to her Chamber of Commerce executive vice president husband, Mrs. Krusz is engaged in house AND garden,-hunting,so she can test" hdr thumb by. digging into California's productive-, soil. ' " ' Currently an Ocean Blvd. apartment dweller, Mrs. Krusz |is. becoming acquainted with Long Beach by canvassing its resi : dential areas in search of "just the right house." "It has to be typical Californiana -- modern, ranch style . . , with loads of electrical appliances. I've always read.that your slate sets ,tlie pace, in this type of building, and now that I'm a Californian -for Ihe first time,. I want a real California-type home," she said. · * * ^ + A VETERAN in. I he field of itioving, Mrs. Krusz believes , in, putting down roots wherever the family goes -.and says, "We have m a d e m a n y wonderful friends- 'in moving taround the country and we cherish every place we have lived and eVery friend w'e have, made. "In the beginning I worried about . moving · with children, but in the long run we learned there are enough compensations' for Ilieni in character building fo offset (he ' uprooting from familiar surrounding's," Ahe adds.' · . . . . A gradual* of- University of Nebraska's School of Journalism, Mrs. Krusz met her husband while she was serving as manager of the publicity department for the Lincoln, Neb., Chamber of Commerce. Married in 1939, they since have traveled to his resident assignments as chamber manager in Winston-Salem, N. C., and San Antonio, Tex., and as U. S. Chamber manager for internal affairs in Washington, D. C. They also have a public relations firm in Lincoln. * * * * . TINY AND blonde, her 10 years in the Deep South and other years in Texas have left their mark on her speech and she talks with the softness and grace of a Southern belle, with just a touch of Texas twang. Community service occupied the pert Long Beach newcomer in W i n s t o n Salem where she was vice president of the YWCA, active in Family Service and Junior League and did costuming for that city's Children's Theater. Also interesting to Mrs. Krusx since she enjoys a deep interest in art was Winston-Salem's' center 1o teach . teachers and youth workers. There she enjoyed sharing her college-learned pottery skills with other students, in turn learning their (Continued Pg. W-4, Col. 5) Mrs, f?arry J. Kru'sT? , . . . She's a digger too! Endorsement of the aims and program for : the.'citywide Conference on Music at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Long Beach State College auditorium now have come from most major Long Beach organizations. The meeting is open to the public without charge. Among endorsing groups are the Teachers Assn. of Long Beach, University Women's Club, Long Beach Board of Realtors, Downtown Long Beach Associates, Recreation Commission, Women's Music Club, Emerson, Lowell ''and Patrick H e n r y Elementary Schools P-T.A.s, Commun-"" ity Concerts · Assn. (formerly Civic Music Assn.), Long Beach Auxiliary -of the Southern California Symphony Assn., Building and Construction Trades Council (AFL-CIO), Symphony Juniors of the Long Beach Auxiliary to the Southern California Symphony Assn., Long Beach , Symphony G,uild, . Sigma : Alpha ,Iota Alumnae:" i OTHERS'" who", win be represented include: Mu Phi .Epsilon, Junior .League of Long Beach, Long Beach .Municipal Band, Civic Light Opera Assn., Long Beach Symphony Assn., Apartment House Owners Assn., American Guild of Organists. The Long Beach Council of Churches has surveyed its member. churches and , . . . announced that at least 14 n/M-«4.L,w ' A«K,:» I -churches thus far have indi- Uor °TMy. A n n i f Is cated they will be repre- W irs Club Guest sented at the, conference. Agreement and support Dorothy Annis, secretary .for t h e program also, h a s " · - · · - · come from Rabbis^ Wolli Kaelter of Tempie.' Israel and Sidney S^Guthman of Tempie Sinai.*-.!' Previous; $a6rseA).ent' of Iho Long:".gaach.v Music .Council-spqrtSqred Trhfetirig Beach, (he-Board of Education, Long Beach State- College, 1 Chamber of Commerce,, Junior Chamber of C o m m e r c e , Independent, Press-Telegram, Musicians Assn., Local 353, · (AFL- CIO), Municipal Arts Commission. W. Odie Wright, deputy superintendent of the Unified School District, said that Teachers' Institute credit will be granted for attendance at the conference. * ¥ * * SPEAKERS at the conference will include George A. Kuyper, managing direc- tor'of the-Hollywood Bowl and "the Los Angeles Sym- · phony Assns.; Dr. Carl W.' Mclntosh,. p r e s i d en t of ,Long. Beach State College, and numerous civic, educational! business and music leaders of the community who will participate in panel workshops to discuss phases of music activity in the'community. Mr. and Mrs. Kuyper will be honored . a t 'a noon luncheon in BroWer's Res- taurantf hosted by a representative group from Long Beach Auxiliary of.South- ern California Symphony Assn. and Symphony Juniors, "says Mrs. 'William E. Webb, auxiliary president. Mrs. Leroy Carlisle is in charge of arrangements. Dr. Bertram C. McGarrity, professor of music at Long Bench State College, is conference chairman. LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., SUNDAY, JAN. 31, 1960 SECTION W John Lee's Preview . came from ftmsc. grdups: 1 for the Long Beach Board of Realtors, was a special guest during a recent meeting of Wjrc-Club' in the Park Estates home of June Ivins.- Agnes Abo presided. Program- feature was a panel discussion 1 , on' vari' mis facets of . -al estate, led The City-Ccjjmcil qf'Long-; 'by Winnie Cross.. By ELISE EMERY Wilh sustained applause, his listeners testified to John Lee's magnetism-compounded of talent, training arid showmanship --when, Thursday morning in Lakewood Country Club,, lie previewed the concert to lie'played tonight at'8:30 iti Long Beach City College auditorium by Long Beach S y m p h o n y Orchestra. Lauris Jones will conduct. Sandy-comJexloncd, blue- eyed Lee is English-born and trained, has ap impressive classical background, has 40 published compositions, conducted an original radio program .in Canada, is a Hollywood . Bowl commentator, is- currently on the staff of Mount St.'Mary College and organist at. St. . Vincent's Church in Los , Angeles. Mis polished, witty, quick-tempo style places him in demand as lecturcr-recitalist. Speaking with, precise British phrasing, Lee compared a 'preview 4o- "-a- description; with m a p and pictures,, of a journey you are about to take; in this' case, a -musical tour, t h e concert. When 'you come to certain places, you will think, 'Oh,' yes--I rcmcm- bor that!'" ' . ' * * * * OPENING concert mmV her will be "Overture to Candide" by Bernstein. "Bernstein wrote 'Candide' as a Broadway musical play, based on 'the novel' by Voltaire, However,' it- had only a brief run; perhaps it was too good for Broadway. It tells the story of Candide, who, in his travels around the world finds cruelty where he expects kindness, greed where he expected charity, vengeance where he expected compassion. "A precocious g e n i u s , Bernstein has written clever, s m a r t , sophisticated modern music in this overture; it is self-contained, a brilliant piece." ¥ * * 4 TWO SELECTIONS by Richard Strauss will be performed tonight. One is an early work, "Serenade for Winds," written in Munich in 1881 when the composer was 17. "This serenade is a lovely lit.tle work." said LOP. "It attracted the attention of Europe's leading composers and so h e l p e d Strauss' career. A young composer begins with the legacy from other composers; invariably there is imitation in- his early work. As he progresses, he develops his own style. " 'Don Juan,' a tone poem, is an example.'of the rna ture Strauss. He borrowed from Wagner the technique of identifying each character, emotion and property by a separate theme. · "* * ·* 4 "THIS STORY tells of Dnn Juan's search for the ·e'en! v.-c-.-r., After each ·conquest, he is disillusioned. but recovers and begins hii search again. The music opens with a bright, strong, gay theme--the young Don Juan; then we hear the true Don Juan theme, and in succession, interspresed with the disillusionment theme, description of his conquest of the country maid, the countess and Anna. "Don Juan w a n d e r s about a carnival, a lively interlude, then the orches- Ira reviews the three loves in a recapitulation that is like light playing on a palette of colors. Finally, in a dramatic climax, the father of one of the seduced girls finds Don Juan and stabs him; the fading music tells of his ebbing life blood. * * * * " V A R I A T I O N S on a T h e m e by Haydn" by Brahms, Lee termed clever music, easy to listen to. Brahms discovered an old book of compositions by Haydn and wrote a series of variations on one of the pieces. Some are vitally rhythmical, some r i p p l e , along, some are melodious, almost like a lullaby. The r.ln:inf; one is so massive and stirring you want to jump out of your seat and cheer. "Brahms Is the one composer who, at a time when the whole of Evirope was going romantic, kept his head and wrote in classical (Continued Pags 7, Col. 1)

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