Independent from Long Beach, California on January 31, 1960 · Page 90
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 90

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It's Time to Breed Your Canaries CANARY HENS from $3.00 to $5.00 Breeder Cages · Neils Nesting Hair · Nesting Food We hnvc experienced personnel to advise you In canary breeding. LONG BEACH SEED PET CO. 2990 L.B. BLVD. GA 4-0931 Open Sunday J to 4 Sled Dogs to lush' By Eleanor Avery Price TH excellent snow conditions existing at Big Bear, the sixth annual Sled Dog Races scheduled for Feb. 6 and 7 at Meadow Park, near American Legion Hall prom- OPEN TODAY SUNDAY 12 4 P m Long Beach's Most Outstanding Carpet and Drapery Warehouse-Factory 1879 FREEMAN AYE. ON SIGNAL HILL --Phone GE 4-0901 OPEN MONDAY", THURSDAY, FRIDAY EVES TILL 9 SUNDAY 12 TO 4 ises to be an exciting event with high spectator interest. Spectators will thrill to the keen competition of the beautiful sled dogs--the Samoy- eds, Alaskan Malamutes, Siberian Huskies, Japanese Akitas, and an amazing group of crossbreeds with Arabian Saluki blood adding to their ·speed. Contests will get under way at 9:30 a.m. Saturday with a long distance race, a truly classic cross-country derby. Freight races, with each dog allotted 50 pounds, are due to start at 2 p.m. There will be nine events Sunday continuous from 10 a.m. Among the contests will be races for dog sleds driven by children, teenagers, and women, as well as various relays. Trophies will be awarded winning teams. THE BIG BEAR thriller is run strictly for fun, although handlers have certain rules to which they must adhere. No whips will abuse the dogs. If a dog becomes unmanageable or seems unable to carry on, Better Living Begins You See . . . When SHAWVER'S NEW DOORS INSTALLED * Wood or Aluminum Old Swinging Doors Replaced Broken Springs Replaced Openings Remodeled for Larger New Cars Complete Repair and Adjustment Service Electronic Garage Door ,, Opener RADIO : ROLL£0 Take the strain out of garage door lifting in all kinds of weather. Extra safety at night. FOR LEAK PROBLEMS Do if now and save on lafor^ex- poniive ropairi . . . Roofj, Wolls. around window and door openings. Wet Surface ROOF PLASTIC For emergency rep o i r s . C a n b e used in fne rain. Asphalt ROOF COATING High quality. Will add life lo I h a I ( r o o f . In S-gallon CAULKING GUN M a k e s leak r e - $0045 pairs easier. . . . ( Split type | EA ' CAULKING COMPOUND In Tubes With Plastic Nozzle. White 44c Black . . . . . . 34c Aluminum . . 59c FOR THAT AWKWARD IN-THE-WAY SWINGING DOOR--REPLACE IT WITH A Functional Economical FOLDING WOOD DOOR Saves valuable floor space. Easy to install and finish. In beautiful ash, mahogany, pine, birch, oak or walnut. COMPANY FINE BUILDER'S SUPPLIES SPECIALTIES SHAWVffi 1080 E. Hill St. at California Ave. New Phone Number GArfield 6-1795 Open Weekdays 7:30 to 5 -- Saturday Till Noon Samarkee sled team owned by Kenneth O'Brien, Long Beach, and his sister, Margaret Keepers, Redondo, will race at Big Bear.' L-r: O'Brien's Timan's Williwaw (Rocky) and Mrs. Keepers' Ennett of Gardena (CzekaJ and lead dog Nanook's Yaldai [YalleJ. it will be placed on the sled. Dogs will be controlled by sharp voice commands such as "Mush," "Gee" for right turn, "Haw" for left turn, "Let's go," "All right," etc. If you are concerned about the demands upon sled dogs, you will be glad to know that scientists have studied the muscular activity of dogs working in low temperatures and have found that, given enough food, water and oxygen, the dogs are virtually tireless. Endurance records have been most startling, with perhaps the most unbelievable being that in 1925 when dogs carried diptheria serum from Nenana to Nome, Alaska. The dogs covered 400 miles in 74\/ 2 hours, with one team doing GO miles in 14 hours at 60 below zero. MISSIONARIES and explorers found that natives dealt with their sled dogs in various ways according to regions. It is generally assumed that Siberians were taking them into their houses as companions. Eskimos un- harnessed their dogs and fed them before going into their lodgings for food and rest. Eskimos have been bitterly criticized for using walrus hide whips, even stones and lumps of ice to control their teams. But Vilhjalmur Stef- ansson in his Arctic Manual wrote that Eskimos probably never used a whip until the white man came. Numerous folk beliefs have come down from the snow country, most exaggerated. For example, sled dogs, once assumed to possess uncanny recollections of routes traveled even under worst kinds of conditions, are now known to become lost as easily as any dog. Another belief, that sled dogs were thievish and dangerously fierce, has given way to the understanding that a well-trained sled dog is as gentle as any other dog. The idea that wolf blood existed in most sled dogs has been exploded. Progress Looks Back on History (Continued from Page 2-1) was not finished, Col. Stevenson of the New York Volunteers (sent to re-enforce Southern California soldiers) 'decided to dedicate Fort Moore on July 4, 1847. The Stars and Stripes were raised on a tall pole, and the Declaration of Independence was read, both in English and Spanish. Later the fort was abandoned. During the 1850s the town gallows stood on the hill and m a n y desperadoes were hanged there. Fort Hill later became the city's most fashionable residential section and several fine homes were built, as was the first Los Angeles high school. Symbol of progress looking back to the past is this memorial on Fort Moore Hill, Los Angoles. recalling historic events.

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