Independent from Long Beach, California on February 26, 1969 · Page 28
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 28

Long Beach, California
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Wednesday, February 26, 1969
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INDEPENDENT (AM) PRESS-TELESRAM (PMJ-B 5 Un« Itldb Ctlif., WM, Frt. a, 1»» Wins trophy: has brush with fame in contest This coiffure featuring soft swirling curls hi the romantic mood won a towering trophy and the $500 grand award for Thomas Stewart during a hairstyling c o m p e t i t i o n that was grand finale of the 26th annual Trade and Hairstyling Show held Sunday and Monday at the Lafayette Hotel. Stewart is owner of a salon in Tarzana called The Hair People; the model is Alisa D-Alessandro. Several hundred stylists from throughout the United States attended the two-day hairstyling marathon. GREETING first visitor to newly expanded Children's Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop, young patient Billy Ward, are Mmes. Ralph E. Eusden (left), founder: Oscar Contralto, chairman; and Donald Baker, auxiliary president. Gift Shop shows net -Mill Plwlo Bv CHUCK 1UNOQUI5T gain in space, aid to children Fraser-Taylor vows read in Presbyterian ceremony MRS. GARY FRASER Thelma Lee Taylor became the bride of Gary Grant Eraser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grant D. Fraser, 3435 Tevis Ave., at a 7 p.m. ceremony Monday in E m m a n u e l Presbyterian Church. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred D. Taylor, 1911 Hidden Lane, wore a long gown of peau de sole with a lace bodice and chapel train. She was attended by Nancy Lynn Weeks, maid of honor, and bridesmaids Linda Hays and S h a r o n H a r r i g a n. Michelle Fraser, sister of Hie bridegroom, was flower girl. Mark Harmon stood as best man; William Fraser, brother of the groom, and Bruce Barton seated guests. A champagne reception was held at the Recreation Golf Course clubhouse. By JOYCE CHRISTENSEN While many successful businesses have been started on a shoestring, few can boast that their first "open for business" sign adorned a clothes closet. "The doctors moved their coats out and we moved our stock in," said Mrs. Ralph E. Ensden in reminiscing over the first gift shop established by Children's Memorial Hospital Auxiliary at old Seaside Hospital. Cause for the backward look was opening this week of the auxiliary's newly expanded gift shop in the lobby of Memorial Hospital. "Our original Seaside Gift Shelf could nicely be accommodated in the new dressing room," laughs Mrs. Eusden. At the close of World War II, Mrs. Eusden, along with two other Long Beach civic leaders, Mmes. Albert A. Carrey and Harry J. Witz, took a long look at the lack of hospital child care facilities in Long Beach. Determined to remedy the lack, they organized the auxiliary and promptly set up the gift shop as a means of raising funds lo pay for hospitalization and treatment of needy youngsters. In the beginning, the shop was stocked with such items as small toys, handkerchiefs, scarves and teacups--size determined by the shop's small size. Today's shop--rivaling the boutique in any fancy hotel--features a special fresh flower display case, wall-to-wall carpeting and rosewood cabinets and decor. Lining its walls and filling its display cases are a r t i l i c i u l flowers, candies, lingerie, pc'rlunu'S. sundries, juwdry. dresses, accessories, greeting cards. magazines and books, glassware and china, baby toys and clothing. The gift shop is in q u a r t e r s provided free of charge by the hospital. Auxiliary members and those of its affiliated groups not only volunteer their time for sales work, but also do their own purchasing, stocking, display and gift wrapping. SIZE OF THE shop, however, is not the only major development for Children's Hospital Auxiliary--the "Have a Heart and Help a Child" organization. Begun by ils three founders, it now has 101 members and two auxiliaries of its own, the 62-mumber Nightingales and 10-member Fiorella Guild. Together with Bachelorettes and Emblem Club, these groups volunteer more than 10,000 hours of service yearly to man the gift shop 363 days a year. Since days of the Seaside Gift Shelf, the auxiliary has given more than 5550,000 to benefit ill and injured children. Through gift shop earnings and such other projects as sale of baby photos, Christmas cards, balls and fashion shows, the auxiliary donates $2,000 each month for care of needy children and also sponsors medical research and education benefiting children. A gift of S7.000 started the Memorial RIi blood factor research project which in 1968 proved .successfully an immunization against the cause of d e a t h in 10.000 babies a year. "'Hie U. S. Public H e a l t h Service entered the picture Inter w i t h huge grants, but if it had nut been for the auxiliary's early support, the world might s t i l l be w a i t i n g for the immunization to be proven," credits Dr. E. R. Jennings, head of the research team. Children's Auxiliary also has been a long-time advocate o[ the building of a children's hospital medical center and is looking forward to supporting the Earl and Loraine Miller Children's Hospital Medical Center when it opens in 1970 adjoining Memorial. HEADED THIS YEAR by Mrs. Oscar Contralto, gift shop chairman, some of the women who volunteer their services have experience in business. Most are self-taught, learning salesmanship from other volunteers. In post-World War II shoestring days, members often contributed gifts to be sold . . . some knitted sweaters, others made baby clothes. Today the auxiliary is enjoying its advancement from shoestring to salad days and purchases its merchandise from name brand manufacturers at wholesale prices. Happily, it's still the city's children who reap the profits. ON THE SOCIAL SCENE Teens, Bachelorettes boost war effort with cookies, party By PAT MCDONNELL and MARGARET TUTHILL "LUNCH-HOOK" is a word coined by Janet Potts' grandmother to denote a sneaky hand that snatches cookies between meals. Janet, 15, and her friends have been slyly operating their "lunch-hooks" while making cookies for servicemen. The bake-in is part of a larger project started by Gold Star Mother Mrs. .George Butts, 4090 Patero Way. Mrs. Butts and women of the Seventh Day Adventist Church meet monthly to pack hundreds of cookies for men in Vietnam. Girlish patriotism inspired the project, according to Janet's mother, Mrs. Edwin Potts, 1400 Bryant Road. But there was an additional consideration. The girls, all figure-conscious, "don't dare" eat many sweets. 'Hie bake-in gives soldiers the risk of getting fat, but the girls have the fun of baking. The scheme backfires occasionally, for the uncooked dough is a dreadful temptation, as it is to many youngsters: rind the girls have a terrible time keeping their rampant young "iimch-hooks" out of the chocolate chips. · llie three desert tortoises had been (ahem) "napped" -- just as Tyler guessed they must have been, In an item published Sunday in the social column. Two 10-year-old boys, enterprising but awry, took the turtles from their boxes and sold them door-to-door. SPECIAL BULLETIN -- Informed sources today announced Donald Tyler's turtles have been returned to his backyard, at 1415 Loma Ave. One lad later sported a five-dollar bill at school and was nabbed by an alert principal suspicious of seeing so much money in the hands of a 10-year-old. After a brief grilling the boy named his accomplice. Together they haltingly told the story of their misdeed: --How they had crept into Tyler's backyard, where Lightning, Myrtle and Aunt Polly resided. --How they removed the dormant creatures from cardboard boxes where they were ensconced. --How they sold the turtles for an average $3.60 each at homes a few blocks away. Finally the money (well, most of it)) was returned. The new "owners" returned the hot turtles. And the three tortoises were back, safe and dormant again in Tyler's backyard. · WHAT BETTER WAY to anticipate "The State of Things to Come in Fashions" than to nibble on lobster tail and sip champagne? And that's jttst what guests of Mrs. Don Kuster did preceding Children's Memorial Hospital Auxiliary fashion show when they met at the Kuster home, 4440 California Ave. Among mid-morning arrivals were Mmes. Jim Worsham, James Willingham, Harrison Moore, Dan Dunlap, Steve Krai Jr. and Butt Paul. The benefit was a sell-out and all 800 spectators deemed it a success, including guests at the table of former Long Beach resident, Mrs. Victor Hart, who drove from her Lido Isle home for the event, · AN AWARDS PRESENTATION to end all awards presentations highlighted eighth annual end-of-the-basketball-season party-in Rossmoor home of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Foerster (he's coach of Bellflower High School's varsity team.) More than 80 friends arrived at the 3132 Copa de Oro address after Bellflower's final game (a !0-point victory) which made the undefeated team first in the San Gabriel Valley League. Happy host presided over presentation of his Famous Nanio Awards -- each a personalized trophy representing humorous incidents during the basketball sea- xcn. The Sidney Greenstreet Memorial (a vintaga medl- COOKIE DOUGH POSES CALORIE-FILLED TEMPTATION TO TEEN-AGED BAKERS . . . preparing sweets for Vietnam-based servicemen are Vickie Hirsch (left). Janet Potts and Linda Johnson. -Suit Photo by KHNT HENDERSON cal scales painted fuchsia) went to James Cockrill of Paramount and the Perry Como barber pole trophy was given to wrestling coach Deve Petrov. Mrs. Edward Keenan was recipient of the Salvatore Award, a coffee can on pedestal sprayed antique gold. Traveling from San Francisco for the now-traditional festivity were Mr. and Mrs. Dale Stipplee (he formerly taught at Bellflower High). Party lasted until sunrise when hardy souls braved near-freezing temperature of the Foersters' u n h e a t c d pool to carry out their annual Polar Bear Reunion swim. · AMBITIOUS UNDERTAKING of Bachelorettes was to issue a blanket invitation to ALL bachelor officer* at Long Beach Naval Station to a "get-acquainted" open house at the 4251 Lime Ave. home of the Richard Pol- hills. Considering there are some 2,000 eligible officers who could have accepted, the girls wore just a mite panicky. Luckily, an easy-to-accommodate total of M officers showed" and hostess Marie Roberts didn't have; to t u r n event into a street party. Festive mood continued next evening when several bachelors made return appearances for a progressive dinner party launched at Kathy Baker's in Park Estates. Party-goers cruised to Pam McCarthy's in BelmotH Heights for main course and docked for a rousing finale at the Garden Grove home of Karen Hall.

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