Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on July 9, 1961 · Page 6
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Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California · Page 6

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, July 9, 1961
Page 6
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"A-6--INDEPENDENT-PRESS-TELEGRAM ffi.V'JXV'iV,, 1962 WILL BE 'YEAR OF THE FACELIFT' IN CARS Detroit to Offer in-Between Size Polara both lose their fins. Chrysler and Imperial f i n s will shrink to a very modest size. Valiant and J.ancer will ose some of their i d e n t i c a l t w i n looks. M o s t General Motors' changes also arc minor--a By BEN PHLEGAll DETROIT Wi--Once upon a time, says an old Del toil legend, there were low price " cars, medium price cars -··' high price cars. These tilings will be new: A 221-cubie-inch V-8 en- inn for tlie now Fords. Tlie original Ford V-8 was of thi;- lull considerably licavici on , y The low price smaller, plainer were I cars and less powerful l i n n the others. The '' ^ mediums were just t h a t -- ^ n ' c medium size, medium f a n c y medium powerful. And Hie as powerful. Two new engines for UK new-size Chcvrolets. a six and ly in order of ascending overall size, will be the Olds l ; -85, Buick Special, Dwtge I.nnccr. Pontiac Tempest. R a m b l e r Classic and t h e Comet. The new Ford Fairlane and l-'airlanc 500 and the smaller Chevrolet;; will be only frac- four-cylinder. A new V-8 is a year away. So small, small car if Chev- ionally Comet. rolet decides to have one. i Convertibles for Corvair, the fancy doodads. But change--some diehard supporters of chrome and tail- f i n s called it progress--set in Pom lac Tempest -- possibly later in the model year. Luxury bucket-seat ver sions of both Valiant am Lancer to match the Corvai smaller t h a n the Rambler Ambassador and the wheelbase on the prototypes of the new Chevys is only 110 inches, or and the neat designations lis- appeared. First came the r u s h i M o n TM and l!le othcr luxur larger Both of t h a n them the are wo inches less than the 3-O-P compacts. The new Mercury Meteor, lowever, will be just over Ihc 200-inch-ovcrall mark which George Romncy personally defined as tlie upper l i m i t for a compact car. Much of the rest of the in- dusttry feels Romncy picked that arbitrary f i g u r e just so he could class his Rambler Ambasador scries as a compact. The new-sized Fords bear Ihe familiar Fairlane and Fairlane 500 series designations, leaving the Galaxie as the top of the line, in size as well as price. As a starter the Fairlanes w i l l come only in two-door and four-door sedan models. Ford's Falcon and Galaxie will get a more squarcd-off look in front and back. Falcon will have a new, fancier wagon with simulated wood paneling. Mercury's Meteor will be a slightly stretched version of the Fairlanes. Mercury Monterey again w i l l duplicate the Galaxie. Lincoln Continental and Thunderbird w i l l continue v i r t u a l l y u n touched. - * i i PLYMOUTH AND Dodge Dart get new body shells, slimmed down and severa inches shorter than the 1961 models. Dart and the Dodge little shifting In the roof Iln6s and the usual grille changes. Sludebakcr's Lark lines will be continued another year and Rambler, too, will reniain basically the same, most especially in the American series. CONTACT LENSES If you aro curious or interested in seeing wliat Corneal Con- fact Lenses look lite and if they are practical for you--or any information you may desire-you are invited to visit this office. Literature it available upon request. Dr. Chas. H. Fabish OPTOMETRIST 452 Pine HE 7-1351 GROUND FLOOR to make every car bigger. compacts. fancier ^nd more expensive. Then in a t y p i c a l turn- LONG-LIFE lubrication for nrnunci, Detroit decided the lhc c ' U l r e Chrysler lineup, new magic words were! W l t h a » interval of more than economy and compact. S 0 : 30.000 miles between grease e v e r y l h i n p got smaller. ; J° h s - Ford introduced this for Tlie t r a d i t i o n a l low price'1961. names of a decade npo a l l | Thc industry's f i r s t V-6 had l i t t l e broitiers. This p a s t ' passenger engine, to he used year the. old medium price in lh c Buick Special. The Spe- iirimcs also had l i t t l e brolhcis. cial svill continue to o f f e r an - * ·· - i a l u m i n u m V-8. The V-G will INTO THIS confused mar- he of cast iron and will be the kri t h e m a n u f a c t u r e r s next s t a n d a r d engine. Olds may f.ill will introduce yel a n o t h e r ' t ' ^ ' e a s i m i l a r V-fi as an op- jnnmher nf I h e i r growing tion for its 1--85. families--Ihe in-hclwccn or, "'"lie R a m b l e r American will l i t i l c bigger brolhcis. ."tviniie to he the shortest. Ford. Chevrolet and Mer- both in w h e e l b a s e (100 cury wiU be the f i r s t i n t o this inches) and overall length field. In size, their new entries (173 inches). Ford d e f i n i t e l y will he throwhacks to aboul 3949 or 1350. but with lighter weight, peppier engines. These three will high light n model year marked by gen- has a smaller car in the wings but it won't show up until a year from now. Along with the American in the definitely compact size will be Studebaker-Packard's erally modest change. The 1962s as a whole will bear a I Lark, Chevrolet's C o r v a i r , strong rcsemblence to the'.Ford's Falcon and Plymouth's JD61 models. For almost,Valiant, with Ihe Valiant 6'/ 2 everyone it is t h e year of t h e inches longer t h a n the Amer- fpce l i f t , r a i h e r t h a n a y c a r i i c a n . of full reslyling. i '['railing this group, rough- Bridge Champion Contests Scheduled With last year's champions on hand to defend their titles, the 13th nnminl midsummer contract bridge championships open Thursday to run four days in the grand ballroom of the U t f a y e t t e Hotel. · Between 5,000 and 6,0001 players are expected, accord- i n g t o M a r s h a l l Ketcluun, Donald Krauss, Santa Monica; m a s t e r s pairs, Harold Tournament manager. Con-'Guiver, Long Reach, Helen teslants play for trophies and Portugal, Los Angeles; mas- master points. tors pairs consolation, Helen Defending champions are Artcrburn and Winifred Cun- c'jiarity game, Frances S t a r k , - n i n g h a m , Long Beach; team West H o l l y w o o d , Robert j of four, Mr. and Mrs. Morris C h a l k i n , Los Angeles; wo- P o r t u g a l and Art Baron, Los men's pairs. V i r g i n i a Rac, Angeles, Erik Paulsen, Ven- Pasadena. Mrs. B. W. M e y e r , - t u r a . La Canada; men's pairs, Flar-l Dancing will follow the old Gniver, Long Beach, War- Saturday evening session, ren R l a n k , Los A n g e l e s ; ! Helen A r t e r b u r n is chair- mixed pairs, Ann L a n f i c l d j m a n and Robert Sterclt vice Beverly Hills, H a r r y Slccn,"chairman of the Long Beach Los A n g e l e s ; open p a i r s . [ A m e r i c a n Con t r a c I Bridge Jules Farell, Los A n g c 1 e s j League c o m m i t t e e . 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Q I am over 18 years of age ,,,»-,,, .;.^ - *ryj?^:^S~-^ ' A N D . L O A N A S s o c i -A r i . o N

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