Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on January 4, 1959 · Page 86
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Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California · Page 86

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, January 4, 1959
Page 86
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W-IO--INDEPENDENT-PRESS-TELEGRAM tONO IE*CH II, CALIf.. SUNDAY. JAN. 4, nit Something for the Boys Cruising Krec Reports Island Impressions j i t mbri nnd nl.u or tins w«klv column. \*l:o wnli his luvrly w ; f f Rllfn is nn tlie rhnsl- m.i* cruisf to Hawaii aboard ihe Mati.onu. His imp.-fxslons a f t f r a thr« day stay in Honolulu ar« le- curdcj ) Hy TKI KRKC To begin with, it was a beautiful trip across--a liltle rollins to start with but nothing serious. Life aboard a cruise ship is quite a revelation. I found that the officers behave-for the most part like A students . in a high school class whose heads are kept pretty stiff by the starch in their high, white uniform collars. A bit, Ehnll we say, stuffy? The crewmen on the ship, however, are a swell bunch of gentry and really know what they are doing. Finally we reached the Island of Hawaii and landed at Hilo. Our group played i t ' cool and called on Harry Blickholm of the Hilo Tribune. He got us a car and we rode all over the island, looking up remote beauty spots the ordinary tourist never would see. · * * » AFTEK A PLEASANT day In the sun and rain, nnd nftcr petting-lost in a do/.en sugar cane fields we made it back to the ship. Sunday morning we arrived In Honolulu and were greeted by a huge delegation singing all the Hawaiian songs Bing Crosby made famous. On tlie dock to greet us, attired in something that looked like it was made on Mars by runaway Texans, was Don Dnvis, the Long Beach architect and one of my favorite people, his lovely wife, Ginny, their daughter and friends. It was quite a spectarle, and I'd like to report that my black derby hat is the first one in the islands since Capt. Cook had his fatal brush with the natives. * * * * 1'tHi THE BUSINESS of today's column, however, I \vould like to report that the coat and tie set is winning a slow, slow battle in Honolulu. Our hotel, the Royal Hawaiian, has a big sign barring casually clad visitors Irom the lounge after 7 p.m. Coats and ties are a MUST. However, on the street, one still sees a great deal of the shapeless and excruciatingly b r i g h t Hawaiian apparel. Frankly, I think that as a style, the Hawaiian mode of dress is a bit ridiculous. It.'s rather senseless and isn't even very applicable to the climate as il gets pretty hot under the voluminous garb, 'the natives tell me. As a summary, the islands are gorgeous. They are like ' nothing I've ever seen before. But Honolulu is extremely commercial. F,ven the luaii is commercialized here, and unless you have native Hawaiian friends, don't waste your time attending one for it's just like the Iowa picnic on the beach. We're having a dandy time and will see you all next Monday. Oswald Jacoby Opening Lead Decides Hand NORTH J *2 V 104 » 6 3 *K 10 9 8 7 5 4 2 EAST (D) A K 8 7 6 4 y 332 » J 1 0 9 7 4 2 » A Q 8 Shoes Put in Freakish Class WEST ANone Eatt SOUTH A A Q J 1 0 9 5 3 V K Q J 7 » K O . f . None Both vulnerable South West 4 A Double Pass North Pass Opening lead--* J East had a perfectly good opening spade bid and every East player at the recent Dallas tournament bid it. A few South players looked at their own tremendous spade strength and made the mistake of doubling. Once that mistake was made they were gone goslings because their partners would take over with their eight-card club suits and never stop bidding. The correct tactics with this type hand is to jump in spades to show that you can play the hand in that suit in spite of the adverse opening bid and most South players jumped to three spades DAVE CARTER of St. Louis who likes to live dangerously went one step further and jumped right to the spade game. West doubled and made his normal opening lead of the jack of diamonds. If he had led a club Dave would have had to go down one trick but ' witli tlie diamond lead every- thing.was duck soup for him. East took his ace and returned a small trump. It didn't matter what he did since all Dave had to do was to lose a trick to the king of trumps, draw trumps and concede a trick to the ace of hearts. Emblem Club Events Two events are spotlighted during January for members of Emblem Club 106, with the first, the group's business session at S p.m. Wednesday, followed by a 6 p.m. "fun evening" and smorgasbord on Jan. 14. Rolh events W'ill take place in Machinists Hall. Mrs. Richard D'Vmccnt Club Slates Installation M r s . Richard D'Vincent will be installed as president of Navy Doctors Wives following 12:45 p.m. luncheon Jan. 14 at A 11 e n Center. Other new officers a r e Mrs. Jack Hyde, vice president; Mrs. C. A. Roy, treasurer; Mrs. Phillip Rcit/, re- cording secretary; Mrs. C. F. Morrison, corresponding secretary; Mrs. Walter Hanlcy and M r s . George Schiff, reservations; Mrs. L y m a n Vaughan, publicity. Following installation, Nick Zorotovich, father of M r s . Hyde, will speak on his recent tour of Europe, illustrating his talk with colored slides. Donna Kay Kite Church Pair Tells Troth Mr. and Mrs. Alvin L. File, 647 Linden Ave., announce the engagement of their daughter, Donna Kay, to Gary Dee McConnell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. McConnell of Long Beach. No date has been set for the wedding. The bride-elect is a graduate of Polytechnic High School where she was active in Youth for Christ work, and is organist at the Guiding Light Tabernacle. Her finance, also active in church work, attended Wilson and Poly High Schools and Biola College. DEAR ABBY: Your idea of forming the W. W. F. S. (WON'T WEAR FREAKISH STYLES) ANONYMOUS was a g o o d one, but why doesn't s o m e o n e say something a b o u t the SHOES we women are being forced to buy? Those pointed toes are uncomfortable and ridiculous! The little spindly heels get caught in gratings and cracks in the sidewalk and are downright dangerous! I'm glad I have enough sensible "old-fashioned" shoes to last me until tlie shoe manufacturers get over this madness. --AGAINST NEW SHOES. DEAR A G A I N S T : The W.W.F.s is a g a i n s t ALL freakish styles for women; shoes included! (Are you listening SI. LoiJs?) * * * · DEAR ABBY: I see by your column that somebody else has my problem of living in sin. The only difference is my man would like to make it legal but he is afraid of the needle for the blood test. When he was married to his first wife he didn't have to have a blood test. His wife passed away and we are now · living as man and wife. We have a daughter and all get along fine. We would like to have our marriage blessed by the priest but when we found out we have to have a license and witnesses we gave up. Everyone thinks we were married by a Justice of the Peace but I would feel belter if things were legal and blessed by tlie priest. How can we get it straightened out without any publicity?-WANTING TO LIVE LEGAL DEAR WANTING: Keep "needling" him until he visits the priest. Let him tell you how to "make it legal" with the blessing of your church without 11 lot of publicity. Good luck. * * * * DEAR ABBY: I have a suggestion for "TAKEN FOR A RIDE" who can't get the so-called friend to pay him back the $450 he loaned him because he has nothing in writing. Write tlie "friend" a letter, asking him to pay back the $900 he owes you. He will surely write back that he doesn't owe you any $900. It was only $450. Then you've got it in writing.--ONE WHO KNOWS . New Guide for Parents Designed specifically to aid parents is a brand new guide, "What to Tell Your Children About Sex," prepared under the direction of the Child Study Assn. of America and published by Pocket Books, Inc. The guide is written simply 'in question and answer form. Separate sections deal with each stage of child development from infancy through adolescence and p r e s e n t s questions likely to be asked by the child as he reaches each age group. CUSTOM NEVER BEFORE OFFERED AT TH!S LOW PRICE A 10 FOOT WINDOW COMPLETELY INSTALLED WITH . Your choice of fabric from a wide selection of richly textured antique satins 4 boticles -- Remit! Pient traverse rods -- your choice of painled or stained finished wood cornices. Complete Price Installed AIL OTHER WINDOW SIZES PROPORTIONATELY LOW PRICED DURING THIS SALE YES ... BEAUTI PLEAT DRAPERIES ARE DIFFERENT ... AS NEW AS TOMORROW WILL BE IN STYLE YEARS FROM TODAY. THIS PRICE IS POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF THE COMBINED PURCHASING POWER OF YOUR BEAUTI PLEAT DEALERS! A wide selection of pal- terns, textures, and decorator colors. Budget terms -- ask us about the Beauti Pleat finance pjan. All work quaranfeed. BEAUTI PLEAT DRAPERIES 2736 E. 10TH ST. GE 8-3215 THIS SALE IN EFFECT DURING THE ENTIRE MONTH OF JANUARY C O N F I D E N T I A L TO LILA: Your "bit wheel" must have lost his "iv." Lose him. * * * * For a personal reply, write to ABBY in care of the Independent. Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MILITARY ACADEMY Limited Enrollment in Each Class High Academic Standards Foreign Language ir» all grades Individual Attention Transportation foi Day Cadets Bible Study (non-sectarian) Well-balanced Meals Planned by Our Experienced Dietician / All Sports Gymnasium t Heated Swimming Pool Pre-School through Grade 9 A \bhn Brown Stboot . . . Training Youth to Lite Through Outstanding Chrttttan Leadership . . . Staff 1919 2065 CHERRY AVE. Long Beach 6, Calif. Telephone GEneva 8-1185 loveliness and charm 430 E. OCEAN BLVD. PHONE HE 2-4511 SHOP PENNEY'S DOWNTOWN MON. AND FRI. 9:30 to 9 P.M. On Sale Tomorrow! t PENNEYS BEST SELLING COATS LIGHTWEIGHT WOOLS FULL FLARES · SLIM STYLES · WANTED COLORS Penney's took months to plan this event with better coat manufacturers to bring you these astounding savings! These coats are the most wanted styles, fabrics and lengths. See exciting shapes, colors and excellent tailoring in hopsacking tweeds to. soft suede wools. All are milium lined. Misses' sizes. 20 NEW SPRING SHORT COATS $10 SECOND FLOOR -- PENNEY'S DOWNTOWN Stretchable Sheer Dark Seam Nylons 9 ^ PAIR Compare Pcnney's stretchables for sheerness . . . for low price! You'll discover they're the most beautiful buys around, the most flattering hose you've ever worn. Dark scams. Midge, norm and long. Popular Gala shade.. STREET FLOOR -- PENNEY'S DOWNTOWN PENNEY'S FIFTH AND PINE DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH

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