Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on July 16, 1961 · Page 57
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Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California · Page 57

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, July 16, 1961
Page 57
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W-fc--INDEPENDENT-PRESS-TELEGRAM LONO BEACH 12. C*LIF.. SUNDAY, JULY II. Ill I Shelby Quintet Adep at 'Hamming It Upl! By BETTY WENTWORTH old enough (o join them be- seems lo be moving off tap- fore embarking on getting idly in all directions' a£once. her license. "It's so fasci- A S a f a m i l y group they h i k e d to lhe top .of;Mi- Whitney (this all .jtgiJSft when father was advjged to do a lot of walking aflej an operation) and plored the bottom akala crater in H a w ' a i i . They've spent Chrisl'rnas : .m Mexico--"it's fascinating to see how other people'.celebrate their holidays". ^ "We hope the youngsters THREE HAMS--Kugene F. Shelby, ham No. I , is calling his wife, Barbara, ham No. '2, to inquire if ham Nn. 3 (it's in the casserole) is abnut ready for dinner. We're really not being rude, but "ham" is the practically official t i t l e of an a m a t e u r radio operator--a person sufficiently interested in short-wave communication to dedicate a considerable bit of time to it. Shelby is using his car rig (transmitter and receiver) and Barbara receives at her rig, strategically placed right by kitchen range. Mrs. Earl A. Miller ,Ir. Summer Brunch Set by Ebell Ebell Club's s u m m e r brunch will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the clubhouse with Group Q members as hostesses. Mrs. John 0. Moquin, group chairman, will be assisted by Mmes. Thomas Weathermon, Paul Pferdner. and Oscar B. Olsen, and Bess Chappcll and Alaska Davis. Mrs. Moqnin is responsible for reserva lions. Card games will follow the bruncheon. Local Pair Recites Vows Arnold Chapel at Bethany Baptist. Church was the setting for the recent, wedding of Dorothy Louise Fraser and Earl A. Miller Jr. The bride, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Milton Fraser, 1612 Orizaba Ave., was graduated from Wilson High School and attended Long Beach City and State Col- Jeges. The bridegroom, son of Mr. and Mrs. Karl A. Miller of SI 15 Walton St., was graduated from Poly High School and served two years with the U. S. Army in Germany. Elaine Passero attended the bride, who was gowned in a white lace wedding dress, as mairl of honor. .Teannine Conroy and Beverly Ryan, the bride's cousins, were bridesmaids. t * V * BRUCE WATSON was best man and Kenneth Miller and William Miller, the bridegroom's t w i n brothers, were ushers. The newlyweds are now at home in Long Beach following their honeymoon in Palm Springs and Idyllwild. f;- FIVE HAMS--and proud of it--are members of Shelby family. Barbara .lean, 10 (left), is on the microphone; Mrs. Shelby is at telephone delivering message received on rig from a n o l h e r h a m ; Carolyn, 12, is t u n i n g transmitter; and "Eugene, almosl 13, is f i l l i n g out log. Father? Patiently waiting his t u r n a I. wlial used to be his rig before rest of his family was licensed.--(Staff photos by Chunk Sumlqiiisl.) Jacoby We didn't have any trouble finding our destination. The Eugene Shelby home at 3110 Magnolia Ave. is surmounted by an outsized antenna, typical characteristic of a house with a ham (amateur) radio operator inside. Then in the yard we spotted novice operators WV6PCO, WV6PJT and WV6PIJ, better known as the Shelbys 1 youngsters. Barbara Jean, Carolyn and Eugene, all proud owners of their novice ham licenses. (Using their call letters they have dubbed themselves Pretty Cute Operator, Purple Jug Thrower and Pink Iridescent Jaguar.) Inside we mel WV6PXS (Penniless Ex - Secretary), none other than Mrs. Shelby (Barbara), as well as W6RIS (Rats, Insects, Snakes!) head of the family and possessor of his advanced class ham license and also his first class commercial license, much coveted by the rest o( the family. - V V * IT ALL STARTED when Gene Shelby was a boy. Beginning strictly with junk parts, he put a tube here and a transistor there, finally getting his novice license when he was about 14. When the Shelbys were wed in 1946 the bride realized that "a ham's wife lives a different life from other people. It's an all-consuming avocation," says vivacious Mrs. Shelhy. "It's a hobby you can have in your home; it doesn't require a specified time of day or even the best of health," says Mr. Shelby. "When you pick up the phone you never know what new contact you'll make. Or even when you open the door. The other , night a sailor from one of the ships, a ham operator, spotted the antenna and dropped by." MRS. SFJELBY decided to wail u n t i l (he children were Auxiliary Plans Centennial Even! nating that it COULD make il possible to neglect your housework," she laughs. About a year ago they started Step 1, memorizing the code and then building up speed until they could send and receive five words a minute, minimum the law requires. One then passes a written exam and gets his novice license, which mother and children all have now, valid for a year. They're working on their technicians' licenses, good for five years, and requiring 13 or more words a minute. Later comes the general and then advanced license. "Dad's our best teacher," says Carolyn. "One day he broke open about five lubes to teach us what goes on inside. T still didn't understand il, but I'm studying." SHELBY CITES talking lo a man in Pearl Harbor at lhe time the first bombs were falling in 19l 1 as one of his most exciting moments as a ham. He started a war prisoners' recording station shortly after World War II broke out. He recorded voices as broadcast by Radio Tokyo and mailed them to the families. In the Shelbys' family room is a rig father built in the '30s (dubbed the Monster) which is now practically obsolete. There is also a great deal of beautiful new modern equipment and father's latest acquisition, a transmitler with a single side band which even in a small size transmilter ran talk all over the world. Shelby owns an instrumenl company which makes subminiature and micro-miniature electronics. i Then there's the car rig II (pictured), which Shelby in- j stalled, and a third rig at i' I h e i r mountain cabin at i Crestline. "We're in almost I a forest of antennae. We have one in an 8(1-fool Ponderosa pine w i t h a 34 element, beam which we're cur- r e n t l y experimenting will). There are always new fields to explore," stales Shelby. will get going early on-languages because we'd like to take a trip around the world --· visiting our ham .friends, studying different countries and p e o p l e s , " says Mrs. Shelby. "The kids are very good travelers, and are used to talking with people in other countries. It was New Zealand the other evening and they a s k e d a lot of questions. 1 Watching this close-knit family in action we'll wager on the Irip coming Irue. One last line from Barbara. "I can'l imagine bow people ever gel bored. There's so much to do I don't know how we'll ever fit it all in," the last almosl wistfully. RADIO HAMS have Meld days several limes a year when they practice all types of communication, code, oral or radio teletype. This would he of immeasurable value in case of disasler as Iheir equipmenl and power are portable. Those intrigued with the mysteries of "h a m m i n g il up" can join this . g r o u p which meets lhe first Friday of every month at Iho Signal Hill Police Station. The club s p o n s o r s twice .weekly classes al Belmont Shore Fire Station Civil Defense headquarters. IMPORTED HANDBAGS PRICED FROM s l,95 TOS 8,95 Many Styles to Select From INTERNATIONAL GIFTS JJ! MAIN -- SEAL BMCH r,[ I -0503 Demo Study Club Sets Meet, Cards Democratic W o m e n ' s S t u d y Club's executive board will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Linden Hall. Mrs. Lloyd Seeliger, 3137 Senasac Ave., is in charge of reservations for noon luncheon, A card party for members will be held in the afternoon. Need for Players fo Save King not cash his eight top tricks. now save y, and more! "God save the king" is a fine motto for England, but there is no reason why bridge players should abide by it. West opened the queen of hearts against South's three no-trump contract and East marie nn effort tr, save his king. He put it right on his partner's queen. Hearts were Tintimied a n d while Sniilh iplri off until the third lead^jg^, t did him no good. West's A 9 5 uit was established while ic still held the ace of diamonds and South had to go down. Actually, he went down two because he did FIVE CLUBS is a cinch against any lead. In fact, six clubs makes against any opening but a heart. The hand is a hard one to hid, but South should have kepi his side out of the no- NORTH (D) 4 A K E 2 puoliCraft Shoes, most were $7.9V $O99 v/T and $ 3 99 Special group H.97 Even greater reductions:: : rnore exrjling savings lor you as we clear our slocU Still mony styles, colors, rralerioU, heel heights. Mosl sizes loo. QualiCraft Casuals, Sportsl $1.99 $2.99 DOWNTOWN Long Beach, 257 Pine Av«. · LAKEWOOD CENTER Btllflowsr · Broadway-Orange County Cenler · Buertrj Park Cente Complon · Norv;olk · Orofige Ccwnly flnza Sedondo Bcoch, South Bay Cenler · Sanla Ana Twrcnce, De| Amo Cenler 15 4 QJ + Q J 1 0 7 4 EAST A CM 18 8 7 SOUTH trump trap by bidding three hearts rather than three no- trump. West would probably have doubled that for a lead and the double would surely have kept North and South nut of no-trump. Even without a double by West it is l i k r l y t h a t North would have pone. In four clubs over tho three-heart bid whereupon South would have closed the bidding at five. Woman's Relief Corps 93, Auxiliary of Grand Army of the Republic, will sponsor a centennial program at Long Beach Auditorium Aug. 6 at 1 p.m. in honor of Civil War veterans. A concert by Son's Junior Band has been arranged by Myrtle Thompson, president of the corps. Speeches, vocal solos and a flag march also are scheduled. All patriotic orders have been invited to the event. Doors to the auditorium will be open at 12:30. THIS Jke "A COUNTRY .. SCHOOL FOR CITY CHILDREN" - 1IESIGN CUT for summer comfort and easy upkeep Grandmothers 4 X 1 0 9 6 5 * A K 6 East »nd West vulnerable North East Konth West. Grandmothers i* rais 1 * r " s Westside wianu»iv,iMf j . rass Club 39fi of the National 3 4 raw Federation will meet al 7:,Tf) Paw r«s p.m. Tuesday in C o m m u n i t y Opening lead--V Q Room. -IflOl A t l a n t i c Avr. f FUR ·STORAGE SPECIAL Conditioning Don't gamble with your precious Furs , . . protect them from summer heat and mwh in LOCKWOODS modern Cold S'onge Vault on the premies. ttec Bor.J'.ti Pick-up aid Dflu LOCHWOO EttzklilttfJ in Bfich far 44 Yejrt fven eleven pine avenue downtown long beach 2.00 9.95 Complete Contains a soothing protein treatment for sun- damaged, wind-swept haii Phone UK 2-74M or HE 6-1743 Walker^ I I . l,..:Cl, ,!..· . l . - J I'"' nl Pnrk Free MICHELE'S:.... 1904- East 4th Si. End of Season SALE Starts Monday, July 24 1Q «,m, to 6 p.m. Runs Monday Saturday ENTIRE FIRST FLOOR STOCK.' STREET, PARTY, CASUAL KRAMER KOBE' HATTIE C A R N E G I E J E W S I R r Drastically Reduced! NECKLACES EARRINGS BRACELETS Regularly i 14.95 to 119.95 Entire firs! door nf Summer dres-.e* . . . choose from drip-dryi, sheer collons, siiVs, chiffon!, linens, pnstel wools, batistes, docrons, b l e n d s in sheolh or full slcirh, lome with boleros. ALL SALES FINAL Use your INTERNATIONAL or BANKAMERICARD OPEN FRIDAY KITES I P.M, to 9 P.M. OTHER DAY* 10 A,M, to S P.M. IfHM E. 4th St. HE 6-U170

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