Independent from Long Beach, California on January 31, 1960 · Page 82
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1 DUNCANBUILT HOMES ANNOUNCE THE OPENING OF NEW SEMI-CUSTOM MODELS TWO- UNO THREE-BEDROOM HOMES AT ISM AND 1556 W. WARDLOW RD. (WARDLOW 4 SANTA FE) Gfl 6-4227 FREE ESTIMATES ON YOUR PlflNS OTHER PLANS AVAILABLE *Harry V. Duncan Jr. GENERAL BUILDING CONTRACTOR · Member, of GEN. OFFICE--4105 E, COMPTDN BLVD., COMPTON Home o"Hd°?L NEwmark 5-2317 Fr$S 0»r hiniii iptr» !»t F.H.». ind Ilitt »il luni. ol CalHor?i» HOOVER DAY See the World's Best Cleaners at the Town's Best Prices! E X A M P L E HOOVER CONVERTIBLE with FREE SET of CLEANING TOOLS r DEMONSTRATION Hoover Factory Representative wi demonstrate t h, o % o machines on MONDAY, FEB. 1st from 5 p. m. 'til 9 p BEST TERMS AVAILABLE LCmG ;BEACH F U R N I T U R E CO. 6th ST...dJid --;LONC3 BEACH BLVD. °TMJ" 0 !-TM"' "" . ' TIL 3 ' M 22 -DON'T MOVE IMPROVE YOUR HOME "Designed and Built to Fit Your Pride and Purse' FAMILY ROOM 12'« 15* |nciudin 9 Fireplace.. BEDROOM 10'xl2 f 1585 $ 965 NO DOWN PAYMENT -- UP TO 5 YEARS TO PAY · Genuine lath and plaster construction · Guaranteed workmanship and materials · Full plans must be approved by you 18 Years of "Know How 1 ' and Satisfaction 3* ·"^ Lit. Hi. U34JII1 WE «RE BONDED TOR TOUR PROTECTION 16117 Clark SI. -- BellfGower TOrrey 7-5010 MEfcalf 4-0012 He's a Toxophilite, and Likes It By Charles W. Crutchcr WIM DUSCHEE, 241 Grand Ave., is a dyed-in-wool toxophilite, the name derived from the Greek taxon (bow). "Toxophilites," e x p l a i n s Duschee, now 76, and 6 feet 1 inch tall and straight as any arrow shot trom his steady bow, "are more commonly known as archers today, and include some of the various kinds of shooting: target, field, york round, archery, golf, and wand." This more modern bow hunting has replaced the crude bow and arrow, used by the American Indian, who became acquainted- with the weapon as a means of both subsistence and existence during the llth and 12th centuries. "And deer, bears, rabbils, Hungarian partridges, raccoons, wild turkey and fish," says Duschee. "were not shot to any extent by the white man in America .until 1924." HOWEVER, in 1958, game hunters brought in deer meat in abundance There were 1,356 deer felled with bow and arrow in Pennsylvania alone, according to the game commission; and 72,918 archery licenses were issued. A total of 5,000,000 people in the U.S. were interested in some kind of archery, undoubtedly the oldest of the arts. Duschee relates that while visiting in Spokane in 1923, he met an Englishman about 60 years of age, who knew archery: "I knew nothing about it; I did not know there is no one closer to the bow and arrow than an Englishman." For it was Britain that established the first big competitive matches which began with Anglo-French contests at LeToquet, prior to World War I., with England, France, Sweden, Czechoslovakia, Belgium and Hungary competing. Occasionally an archer from America showed up. "This was plenty evidence that a great number of people in the United States were ready to take up the sport of archery, especially on the West Coast. "My English friend and I set up a four-target range on the main highway between Spokane and Ellensburg." THEIR WALL consisted of 9x12 rugs over which were gated boxbozird paper with targets painted on them. At that time no sporting goods stores handled archery tackle of any description; Duschee and his English friend went to a museum and got specifications and plans to make their first bow which they made of hickory. They had their arrow points made in a machine shop, using 11/16 inch steel rods cut. in one inch lengths; they were sharpened and threaded on the inside and screwed on to a 28-inch 5/16-inch birch dowel shaft. "When f e a t h e r e d and krfo'cked, thesc'-arrbwstfld.'eJ:- · ceedingly well on the shorter Correct target shooting form with bow and arrow is demonstrated by Jim Duschee, veteran Long Beach archer, bowyer. ranges. Our equipment, we knew, was immature, but none of our students who were trying archery for the first time had ever seen real archery tackle. We never had any complaints. We gave each individual his money's worth, 8 shots for a dime, which included instructions on handling the bow." From the large interest shown, they decided to follow up their original plans and open archery schools in the large cities. They selected Portland first, leasing a store building for three years at $200 a month. "DURING OUR first year there," Duschee remembers, "we gave instructions to thousands of people, among them Dr. George Cathey and Homer Prouty, both of Portland, who became champions in the long-dislance flight shooting." Later, Ralph Miller won the U.S. National Title on the West Coast, shooting the American round, which con- isted of shooting 90 arrows 30, 40, 50 and 60 yards each. "During my first months in Portland a number of us got together and organized the (Continued' on Page 25) Archers'- afso ~furtv to fiunfirig', '· as" Art' Tailor"of ''Cong' death] shown with javelina brought down in .area near Tucson, Aril.

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