Independent from Long Beach, California on January 31, 1960 · Page 86
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·J3 11 01 Crossword E«» Suirfw mornlni, then h I nevi Interesting Crossword Puzzle, with the ·»m. In Southland OOKS. . TM ~. LOU'S STATIONERS 564* ATLANTIC. Long Beach I Ph. GA 3-5408 Hard-lo-Ger Books Our Specialty BUNDLES of TRUNDLES LONG BEACH'S LARGEST SELECTION 15 styles to chooio from in our huge stock of finished and unfinished furniture -bring in your room measurements and lot us help you plan your children's rooms. PRICES START AT OUR OWN EXCLUSIVE SPACE CADET Two Wonderful Trundle Beds and fabulous storage ipac B combined in one low priced unit -- ideal for growing families. BEAVER BROS. BUNK HOUSE CONVERTS TO TRUNDLE, BUNK OR TWIN 222 Long Beach Blvd. OPEN M A N D R 9 TO , Phone HE 6-214* $10,000 BOOK REVIEWS In Defense of Youth's Free Ways JRWIN SHAW, whose past accomplishments include "The Young Lions," returns to the fiction scene with a story of Americans living in Rome, in which he comes ardently to the defense of youth and its free ways. Titled "TWO WEEKS IN ANOTHER TOWN" (Random House, $4.95), this one begins picturesquely with a farewell at Paris' Orly Airport by Jack Andrus, middle-aged American and NATO employe, to his French wife Helene and their two young children. It's an uneasy parting--his boss Morrison, a c c o r d i n g t o Helene, really disapproves of this two weeks leave, and why is Delaney, who' waited so long to get in touch is now in such a state of urgency? On the plane there is one more bothersome moment: In a letter from Julia, his first wife, he reads that their college son, Steve, is threatening to marry on no money, and is acting, furthermore, like a wild-eyed radical. Delaney meets him at the airport. Andrus earns $12,000 a year from the government, Delaney has offered $5,000 for just half a month for help on a film he is producing, a film that's falling a p a r t . Andrus as James Royal was once a mighty movie star, and one of the few Hollywood men who could talk back to the great Delaney; maybe with his encouragement the aging movie maestro may recover some of his lost magic. In Rome there is a hive of complications personified by Veronica, mistress of the neurotic Bresach but susceptible to ·Anclrus' charm; Hold, oil- rich backer of Delaney prqj- insured savings ·"^-- n CUMENT ANNUAL ACCOUNTS* OPENED ty Ih.lOthot ANV MONTH EARN lrM th. in. ·5aste niore io^earn more With the First'Federal wneri" i · ? «**·**""( » m»urca TO S*' v yUU 'DV 'fll federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation a instrumentality of Ihe United grates Government . ' FEDERAL (Js^) SAVINGS J Open Until 6 P.M. Fiday F I R S T a n d P I N E P H O N E HSmloc* 7-IJII F R E E P A R - K I N G 135 E. OCEAN AVE. At Our fttir Enlunct F R E E P A R K I N G ects; Barzelli, luscious actress who is rival to Delaney's wife; Carlotta, summoned up out of the past; Stiles, a drunken actor. . . Coincidence plays its role. The scenes are lively and vivid and a threat of violence persists over the many pages. But, somehow, "a readable popular novel," praise to some authors, is little credit here. That's because Shaw's a ground breaker and trail blazer. This one, while thoroughly "readable" isn't pioneering. · "THE LAST VALLEY" by J. B. Pick (Little, Brown, $3.50): It is the winter of 1637-38. Marauding armies have laid waste towns and cities in southern Germany, but back in from the banks of the Rhine there is a haven from the fury of the Thirty Years War--"Last VaJley," or as it was called in the original English edition, "Fat Valley." Vogel, the .civilian fugitive from fighting, plague and hunger, conies to this refuge, and before he can sense his good luck, is caught by a wandering band of soldiers led by the Captain. Again there is a bitter struggle for survival. He persuades the Captain not to destroy the valley, but to winter there instead. He becomes t h e buffer between soldier and peasant. Then two uneasy groups start the almost impossible task of living together for half a year. No one trusts anyone else. Wealthy landowner Gruber determines to hang on to his riches of which he has. cheated his neighbors; the lover mistrusts Vogel hidden in the barn of the .house where the pretty Inge' lives. A plot of vengeance hatches and the story becomes one filled with fury and madness, told with primitive simplicity. "THE SUMMIT AND BEYOND" by Margaret Clark Shand and Ora M. Shand (The Caxton Printers, Ltd., $6): Margaret Shand died in 1943 at the age of 92. She was one of the comparatively few women who made the Klondike run, climbing over Chilkoot Pass with her husband in 1897. But that was as far as she got when misfortune struck. Instead of continufhg, the Shands bought a roadhouse on Stewart Island, and the juncture of the Stewart River with the Yukon, and Mrs. Shand operated the place for more than 30 years. This is her story of those exciting years, told with the help of a niece, and it makes extremely fine reading. "A TRAILER GOES TO SEE" by Dorothy Warren Wood (Vantage, $2.95): Starting from Kings Canyon National Park in California, Mrs. Wood and her husband Lee wandered 30,000 miles over the United Slates with their trailer Wood Nymph. Besides being a lively travelog, Mrs. W o o d describes favorite trailer sites and offers innumerable tips to would be trailerites in a chatty style. Mrs. Wood formerly lived in Long Beach -- taught school here from 1927 to 1942--but now is retired w i t h her husband in a trailer camp at San Jacinto (Rt. 1, Box 252), Calif. "BETTER HOMES GARDENS H O L I D A Y COOK BOOK" (Meredith Pub. Co., Des Moines, Iowa, $2.95): Bound in washable four-color laminated cover, this beauty offers all-day entertaining tips for every major holiday from Dallying With the Girls H i s moated m a n o r house in Suffock forms t h e b a c k g r o u n d t o "LOVE ON A BRANCH LINE" (Little, Brown, $4), a gay, naughty first novel by John Hadfield, erudite English editor of The Saturday Book. The story is about a backwoodsman who lives in a private railway train, plays jazz, dallies with three beautiful girls-and a young man who arrives from Whitehall with a neatly furled um- brclla a n d a b r u i s e d heart. There are some l i g h t - h e a r t e d encounters, a funny cricket match and a drinking scene you're not likely ij ·- JOHN. HADFIELD

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