Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on January 4, 1959 · Page 77
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^g ··*· TEENAGERS SET PACE FOR MARCH OF DIMI-S Representatives of teenage school groups get in lege; Carolyn Twaddle, Long Beach City College step with the annual March of Dimes e v e n t s homecoming queen; Sheilla Spybell, City College; planned for this month. From left in the line of Gerry Searey, Teen Campaign chairman; T e r i march'are Nancy Goodman, Long Beach State Col- Pond, Wilson High School; Nellie Bell, vice presi- ' HELP WHERE IT COUNTS I '· Tichenor Clinic patient Richie Eppolito, 3, of 6224 ; Eckleson St., cheerfully displays one of his shoe i and brace combinations to Mrs. Gladdes B. Neff, clinic director, left; Mrs. Frank C. Finch, Tichenor Women Lend Help ·to 'March of Dimes' Three-Fold Program By HKKB SHANNON I, P-T Staff Reporter Women's groups again this year will carry the major share of the annual March of Dimes campaign which opened officially Friday and will continue through the end of the month. Under the experienced di- Thc 1959 goa , contrasls rcction of Mrs. Sybil Reed, ,,..,,, , ast yMI , s (otal dona . lions of about 550,000, leaving the local area with a deficit of 540,000 in terms of services received as against funds collected, Dean explained. "Wo must not only wipe out this deficit for care of polio patients, but also provide funds for the new research programs," Dean de- committee chairman from Junior M a t r o n s of Ebell; and Mrs. Arthur B. Scott, social service chairman, Alamitos Library Association. Groups .such as these are assisting the drive. r dent of Associated Students, Long Beach State; and Barbara Marshall, Poly High School. Chief contribution of the youth groups to the National Foundation campaign will be their annual Blue Crutch Day street solicitation the end of this month. The Foundation also is inaugurating research fellowships to launch the medical battle against arthritis and birth defects. Bid New Year Welcome at Gay Luncheon Individual tables w e r e gaily decorated with horns and serpentine for the New Year's theme bridge luncheon given by Mrs. James A. Worsham and Mrs. John E. . Scarlcs Monday at the Petroleum Club. Mrs.' George C. Hansen and Mrs. Newton L. McLaughlin a s s i s t e d the hostesses. On an extra table, festively wrapped prizes formed a pyramid, topped by a New Year baby. Harriet Wood played harp music throughout luncheon and when, in conclusion, Mrs. Nellie Smith led guests in singing Auld Lango Syne, all the horns were in use. Invited were Mmes. Zella S. Bender, Helen L. Beebe, R. A. Baldwin, O. V. Bell, C. M.- Bcrkhoel, H. F. Bycrs, R. J. Booth, Gustave C. Berg, Arthur C. Bonzer, Russell M. Brougher, S. A. Craiglow, Roy I,. Condon, \V. G. Cheney, Frederick C. Crow, L. A. Clapp, E. E. Callen, Herman D. Conring. Wilbur L. Candy, Cora J. Davis, Lillian Dean, A. P. Darras, Paul S. Doyle, Verne E. Eastman, Frank C. Finch, Lois Fisher, Bert Gee, J. W. Good, Francis S. Gentry, Golda O. Gridley, Kendall E. Graham, Continued on Page W-2, Col. 4 Independent =f?rcis=OEelc0ram LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., SUNDAY, JAN. 4, 195? SECTION W FREE ADMISSION Time to Jake Stock By ILKA CHASE I am not much of a one for New Year's resolutions, h a v. i n g found through the years that there is small point in taking a stand, either with one's self or others, that one is not prepared to maintain. Springs the first crocus, and most noble resolves, like winter snow, have melted away. A more profitable enterprise is an occasional bout of stock-taking -- of ourselves and of our society, and for that the turn of the year is perhaps a p r o p i t i o u s moment. Sometimes a long women's division chairman for the campaign, the Mothers' March on Jan. 27 will aim at the local goal of S125,- 000 set to meet the needs of the new triple-pronged research program of the National Foundation. This year, in addition to the continued care and treatment of polio patients, the Foundation is inaugurating research fellowships to launch the medical battle against arthritis and birth defects. * * * * "THE FOUNDATION has accomplished concrete results in the polio field," campaign chairman Jimmie Dean announced at the kickoff lunch- con Friday in the Lafayette Hotel. "It can do still more in the new expanded program if the community will support the efforts of the dedicated women who are doing tiieir best to put the Long Bench area over the top." : f. clared. * * * · OTHER WOMEN'S activities contributing to the campaign include the Coffee Klatch program to be instituted next week by local leaders of the drive, and the annual Blue Crutch Day street solicitation hy teenage groups from high schools and colleges. A coffee-hour discussion of the expanded March of Dimes program by Mrs. Reed, Mrs. Henry Frcse, Post Continued on Page W-2, Col. 4 CAMPAIGN COFFEE KLATCH Discussing the new National Foundation research program to aid victims of arthritis and birth defects as well as polio are (from left) Mmcs. Henry Frcse, Post Polio Club president; C. A. Odette, Emblem Club president; Claton Watson, North Long Beach Women's Club president; and Charles F. Reed, March of Dimes Women's Division chairman. Coffee gatherings such as this in Hie home of Mrs. Frese provide an educational chain reaction program leading up to the Mothers' March directed by Mrs. Reed on Jan. 27. --All photos on page by Jasper Nutter. hard look is vital. The destination towards which we are heading may well startle us, but at least to see the danger is to have a chance of recovery. Not to recognize it is to have no chance at all. * * * * IT SEEMS to me that as a nation our final destination looming ahead bears thinking about. Seen from a distance it is not a land in which fearless, independent humorous men and women abound. There are always two sides to the coin and our fabulous material progress has resulted in a curious vulgarization of our lives that is alarming at its most serious and, at its best, saddening. We have annihilated fields and forests to erect, in their place, garishly lit gas stations and suburban slums. Our stomachs and our ears are assaulted by dispensing machines instead of freshly cooked food; canned rock and roll infiltrates restaurants and beauty shops, air - line terminals and railroad stations. * * r * THESE ARE manifestations of the decline not only of taste and discrimination, but also of the individual's inner resources--of the creative urge. Assembly-line living is convenient, but it cannot by its very nature provide the three great tys: Individuality, orig- Civic Leader Takes Bride Of interest to their many friends in the .Southland is the announcement of the marriage of the former Edith L. Davis of Alhamnra and Wallace. L. Bruce, general manager of Butler Bros. West Coast and former manager of tlio J,akewood Butler Bros. Thuy recited wedding vows last Sunday before members of their families nt Lakewoocl Baptist Church and then were hosts to 110 friends at a re- ceptinn In Unity's I.os Altos. Bruce, nctlvo In local civic affairs, Is past president of l.altewood Chamber of (,'oiu- me.rcn and Lakewood Center Businessmen's Assn. After an undisclosed wil- ding trip they will reside nt ·1201 Pnlos Vcrdcs Dr., North, inality and quality. Even in the world of machinery, hand-tooled motors are better than mass produced ones. Food especially prepared for small groups o£ people is more delicious and; incidentally, more nourishing than a processed commercial mass output. Clothes fitted to the individual are better proportioned than t h o s e found in the wholesale market. Fine photography is an art, but a great painting is still a more imaginative and important work. ¥ * * * . M O R E T H I N G S a r e brought to more people and this is known as Raising the Standard of Living, but it automatically imposes medk ocrity. Eventually, no one will know what is best, because there will be no one left who has ever experir enccd it. Those who knew will be dead and very few young hands seem to care about grasping the torch. That weird old custom of apprentices working without pay to learn a trade from a master has long since been embalmed. How much money do I get for how little work is now the equation. Pressed to its logical end. its virtue is that it will make wars unnecessary. Civilization will perish anyway when man no longer is able to create his own environment. Our two weakest points it seems to me are our standardization and its outgrowth --fear of controversy. Controversy, the act of disputing or disagreeing, has become syn- onomous with offending, and the fear of offense is a riding fear. THE COI.OK, the flavor is fast being eradicated from our lives. \Ve eat the same food, we smoke the same cigarettes, we wear the same - clothes, we live in the same split-level - Cape Cod - ranch- type houses. We so wallow in togetherness that all the old proud differences are leeched out. The brilliance is dulled and our color, if wo have any left, is a sort of drab universal puce. We grin all the time, indeed to watch television you'd think toothpaste was the country's number-one product, but our jokes have been emasculated. We used to have jokes in the theatre and also, for a Continued on Page W-2, Col. T A

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