The Van Nuys News from Van Nuys, California on April 17, 1950 · Page 1
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Van Nuys, California
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Monday, April 17, 1950
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Expressed Editorially By WALTER MENDENHALL jyjIGHT BE FOOLED "There is only one man who is smarter than a woman--a bachelor." --FRANK FELLINGER THEIR SPELLING x WAS SORRY Some twelfth grade students o f Los Angeles city schools are powerful p o o r spellers, results of a recent test disclosed. High school seniors made an average score of only 81.5 % on 20 f very simple words. Those seniors wouldn't have lasted any time at all in the old-fashioned spelling bees that were held at little red school houses a half century ago. Following is the list of words and the percentage of students spelling them correctly: Accomplish, 90.8; belief, 87.2; comic, 97.7; display, 97.9; extraordinary, 63.7; f o r t u n e , 92.4; glimpie, 65.2; heretofore, 713; inspect, 95.6; jealous, 73.6; luxury, 67; moral, 91.3; official, 83.3; pre- fened, 65.4; revolution, 869; semester, 9 1 . 8 : testimony, 7S.4; university, 87.3; w o r t h y , 92.4; yeast, 95.2. CONTROVERSIAL "Big men never feel big: small men never feel small." --ARNOLD GLASGOW CHAT'S TOO BAD A Valley police officer applied for a rental. The landlady, declining to accept the application, told him there were a number of children in the neighborhood and that they were afraid of a policeman. That's what you might term a poser. Those youngster should be educated to the fact that police officers are t h e i r friends. Particularly when in need. Just as they are benefactors to adults who require assistance or protection. 26 P A G E S and VALLEY GREEN SHEET 16 P A G E S YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER Published every Monday and Thursday afternoon for VAN NIIV8 TARZAJMA CANOGA PARK CHATSWOKTH GRANADA HILLS WOODLAND HILLS SHERMAN OAKS NORTHKIDGE SEPULVEDA RESEDA WtNNETKA 38th Year Office: 14539 Sylvan St. Van Nuys, California, Monday, April 17, 1950 STate 5-1133; STanley 7-1501 No, 78 SEEING IS BELIEVING--Examples of many excellent works of arts and crafts forthcoming from courses in Van Nuys Adult Evening School are shown here as class members give Charles Withers, evening school counselor, on right, a preview of their skills and handiwork. Seated on left is Tove Christiansen showing George Atkinson her finished clay pieces as he sits in chair of his own making. Standing left is Nellie Davidson with her oil painting, then Mrs. Stanley Moe with spring bonnet she designed and "built," and Mrs. John R. Henry with colorful lamp to do credit to any cozy den or living room. These and many other class accomplishments will be on display at Evening School open house tomorrow night in Van Nuys High School classrooms, 6435 Vesper Ave. (Story on Page 3.) £)EBT! DEBT! DEBT! Worried f i s c a l experts predict that Uncle Sam's budget woes are set to hit a new high--the national deficit is working toward 10 billion dollars or more, and government spending keeps increasing. Perchance that is the principal reason for the decline in popularity of President Truman, who is constantly urging more and more spending. Approval of the President's policies has slipped almost one half in the past nine months, as is shown by the following figure? compiled by American Institute of Public Opinion: July, Jan., TO- 3049 1950 DAY Appro\e 51~o 45^ 37 % Disapprove 26 40 44 Undecided 17 15 19 Launch Chamber' To Boost Operational Retention of Birmingham Hospital, Adding of Payrolls Chief Projects Requiring Added Funds In order that the Van Nuys Chamber of Commerce may be provided with sufficient funds for its two major programs this year--that of endeavoring to save Birmingham Hospital for the Valley, and that of bringing more payrolls to this area through industry of the right order--announcement "(was made today by President Lee W. Degnan of the formation of a chamber "Century Club" to be comprised of local businessmen and professional men and women whose membership m- \pslment in the Van Nuys Cham- JJIVVY UP, PLEASE The Federal government owns 848,567 typewriters-or 3.6 times as many as there are stenographers and typists on the payroll. Please, Mr. Great White Father, won't you send a few "spares", to The News office? We knew a fellow once who voted for the "Fair Deal." Continued on Pace Two Sherman Oaks Cooperative Group Formed Correlation of community activities, plus the operation of a master calendar of scheduled events, will be principal functions of the newly formed Sherman Oaks Cooperative Council. Patterned along the lines of the coordinating council, the new civic group \\ill meet the second Friday of each month foi a 12:13 p in. luncheon session. Mrs. an will her of Commerce for 1950 amount to S100 or more. May Be Costly President Degnan stated also that this Zund-iaismg effort for the chamber will be headed by William J. Ravenscroft, past president of the Van Nuys Chamber, well kno\\n pioneer businessman and !ci\ic leader, now serving as vice president of the City Planning Commission. In discussing the need for additional funds for the chamber in 1950, Degnan pointed out that the fight to save Bimiingham Hospital for this area, and thereafter obtain from the Veterans Administration agreement to classity it as a Jerry Rusch, active in Sherman .permanent facility, might be a long Oaks Woman's Club, has been and at limeS) a cost i y process, elected president. Other officers who will serve VOTE ASSURES GAS CO. STRIKE A strike against the Southern California Gas Co. was practically assured when Los Angeles Local 132 of the CIO Utility Workers Union, together with the Glendale locals, voted m fa\or of a walk out, it %\as reported Saturday. No strike date was set and it was said the company had been assured that no walkout \\ill occur at least until after the meeting scheduled for today. Wild West to 'Roar' Again al Norfhridge Augie Gomez, screen and rodeo star, will appear with his Indian troupe, and will demonstiale his ability as a knife throuer at the Northridge Stampede Saturday. Plans have been completed to give a true uild west fla\or to the festivities which begin at 1 p m. and continue until midnight, with dancing slated to begin at 9 p.m. A parade and a free horse show at Devonshire Downs will be fea- itures of the program on Sunday. RESEDA HOLDS FIRST 'DOLLAR DAYS' EVENT Merchants Offer Special Values on Friday, Saturday E e s e d a merchants were preparing today for their first Dollar Days sale to be conducted Friday and Saturday. Merchants Division of the Chamber of Commerce, sponsor of the two-day merchandising special, has adopted this slogan for the gala bargain event: "Drastic price cuts on merchandise to meet needs of every member of the family, and large stocks of the most attractive seasonal merchandise for benefit of shoppers in a convenient shopping district with plenty of free parking." Lower Profit Margin An outstanding merchandising record is in the making as a result of cooperation among merchants to give buyers the special values they are looking for on such special shopping days, Chamber President Fred Whitmire Jr. pointed out. Visits to the stores disclosed some merchants giving hurry-up orders to jobbers for new merchandise for the sale counters, and all merchants lowering their margin of profit to attract volume busi- j ness. Open Both Evenings All Reseda stores will remain open both Friday and Saturday evenings. Searchlights will be operated at night, streets will be decorated i n j gala style, and xvhat the chamber' designates as the "fastest growing section in the San Fernando Valley" will make a new record in bargain-giving when buyers find what a dollaa Will buy, Whitmire pointed out. ^ · M^nfc;*-*-?"-*" Members of the special committee of the Merchants Dhision have been working for weeks on the two Dollar Days and they report"-that everything will be in readiness Friday morning. State Office Forecasts Valley Employment Hike GETTING A TICKET!--But it's to the gigantic Annual Police Show at Shrine Auditorium, May 4-17, which in this case is a pleasure. Film actresses Ann Pearce, left, and Lucille Barkley are pictured getting their tickets from Officer James Brady of Valley division. PROCEEDS FROM ANNUAL POLICE SHOW, MAY 4-17, GO TO WORTHY DEPARTMENT-SPONSORED CAUSES Sciots, Pharoefrtes il! Meet Friday Mer-En-Onet Pyramid No. 52, Order of Sciots, will ha\e a -pot- jluck dinner with the Pharoette-. [next Friday at 6:30 p.m. in the Odd Fellows Hall, 14438 Friar St. The regular meeting will be held at 8 p.m. following the dinner. on the board include Elton Cheny, vice president; Dr. Tom Harper, second vice president; Lloyd Taylor, third vice president; Bill Keim, secretary-treasurer; L o r e n W. Shurts, Mrs. M. H. Johnson, Jean Doggett, Selma West, John Stem and Dr. J. Hester Hayne, directors. Dr. Frank Meyers hosted the organization luncheon, attended by 75, at Lucille Norton's, and Clifford Rohe, chairman of the by-laws committee, has called a session today to draw up the aiticles which will govern the council. T/ie wound ol a Jogger heolj, but that ol flit tongue, new IS--Belgium declared Independent notion, '839 17--Doolitlle rmdtn bomb Tokyo, 1941 ||--Paul Rerere mole! famous no*. 1775. * II--Bottle ol Lexington and Conco-d, 1775 Aged Man Slightly Hurt by Postal Car Frank F. Frazier, 71, of 3353 Louise Ave., Encino, was treated by a private physician for contusions and abrasions Saturday after a car driven by Ralph G. Lehman, 40, of 17533 Kingsbury St., Granada Hills, backed into him as he walked across the street, according to police. Lehman, who is a postal clerk, told police he had been parked while picking up mail. As he backed slowly from his parking place he struck Frazier whom he did not see, he said. H--Adolph H i » l « r born. 1889 "AC* j|_Romt founded. 753 B C «--fint Arboi day. 1885 NEWSPAPER! Attend Conclaves in San Francisco John A. Christ ersson and .Tehiel S. Davis are in San Francisco attending Grand Chapter and Grand Council, representing among others Van Nuys Chapter Np. 135 Royal Arch Masons and Los Angeles Council No. 11 Royal and Select Masom. Mr. Christersson is illustrious master ol Los Angelas Council, and Mr. Davis i" past illustrious master and grnnd .,. representing e to Alabama. Both men are past high priests of Van Nuys Chaptei, now 'jserving as secretary and treasurer.Idena on Saturday, June i7. Agency Best Qualified Howe\er, he stated, it "struggle that is well worth the effort." In addition to ser\mg the needs of thousands of veterans in Continued on Page Two LEGION DRIVE Post and Auxiliary Event Lauching New Member Campaign Van Nuys Post 193, American Legion, and Auxiliary, will launch a membership drhe Wednesday when the t\vo groups join for dinner in the Legion clubhouse, 14541 Sylvan St., to map out the campaign plans and enjoy a social evening in the assembly hall and new clubiooms. Heading the program will be Capt. C. C. Troensegaard, M.D., of the Naval Reserve Medical Corps. as guest speaker. Captain Troense- gaard is in charge of the medical- physical rehabilitation program at Birmingham General Hospital, and has achieved prominence in the field of medicine for his outstanding success; in developing this phase of treatment. Post Commander Matt F. Tracey will conduct the meeting, while Mrs. Theodore F. Veghte, president of the auxiliary, \\ill head the distaff side of the evening. Dinner will be .served at 7 p m., and reservations are to be made b,' contact in? Past Commander Mllo Thompson, telephone STate 5-0424. "Even the famous movie stars don't want to miss one of the best shows of the year--the An- nlial Police Show at the Shrine Auditoiium, May 4-17--sponsoied by the Police Relief Association of the Los Angeles Police Dept " So states Capt. "William H. Wingard, commander of Valley division. The captain strongly urges citizens to support this show. Only Time of Year Not only will they see the very best in entertainment, but they will know the proceeds go to a good cause, he stressed today. This is the one and only time of the year that the Los Angeles Police Dept. solicits public support for any such undertaking, and Captain Wingard warns that any other solicitation is not sponsoied by the department. Aid Youth Activities Proceeds from this show are distributed to help care for widows and orphans of police personnel, assist disabled officers, and to support the many youth activities sponsored by the department, providing deserving youngsters with many of the privileges possessed by more fortunate playmates. Applicants in Skilled Group Predominate; Good Balance Seen Major employers of the Valley anticipate an upward trend in employment throughout balance of this month and during May, a report issued by the Van Nuys office of State Dept. of Employment disclosed today. Payroll increase this month over March is expected to be approximately 2 per cent. "Personal service industry has not generally kept pace with population growth, and further expansion in this industry is expected," the report, prepared by Harry P. Jensen, staff technician, explained. New Concerns Factor "Increase in manufacturing employment reflects improved business conditions in various industries. Employment in the apparel industry should level off this month while stone and clay manufacturing should show increased employment," he added. Six new manufacturing concerns were reported established in the Valley, outside of Burbank, providing employment for about 150 persons. Those concerns together with new retail and wholesale establishments served to brighten this year's outlook, it was pointed out. Office Placements High Analyzing the March records of business transacted in the employment office, Jensen found that the available labor force in the Valley increased by approximately 500 over February, with the largest per cent of applicants during that month falling in the skilled labor group. " E m p l o y e r labor demands showed a 42 per cent increase in Continued on Pat;e Si^ INJECT THREE 'WHYS' Woodland Hills Still Irked About Poles Woodland Hills Chamber of Commerce officers today were studying a letter from the Water and Power Dept. setting forth why the department had erected power poles along the south side of Ventura Blvd. through the business section of the West Valley community. 'We are giving critical attention to the department's explanation of why it was Shrine Ceremonial Shriners of this community were advised today by Potentate Virgil F. Fri7z«!l of Ai M»l«ikah Temple that elaborate preparations' are going ahead rapirllj for the proc o n v e n t i o n Ceremonial to be in the Rose Bowl in Pasa- PROUD RECIPIENTS of awards for winning papers in patriotic essay contest conducted by Ladies Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars, are Bill Meacham who took first place in local competition, and Rodine Edwards, second place, pictured center. Helen Brandelius, president of Van Nuys Auxiliary which carried on contest in Van Nuys High School, is shown making presentations. (Story on Page 4.) _ T he News photo MOSQUITO LARVAE-EATING F I S H AVAILABLE WEDNESDAY TO PUBLIC Fish which thrive on mosquito larvae will he given away Wednesday by the City Health Dept. at 0929 Laurel Canyon Blvd. in furtherance of the program to reduce the Valley's mosquito population. Any person o\er 16 \ e m s old may obtain fish without cost PETITION FOR SEWERS i Properly owners have p e t i t i o n e d (lie City Council for sewers m t h f I Terra EcUa St. and Arleta Axe. dis- ^ I trici. i by taking a container to the distribution point. Other dales for distribution from that address will be June 21, Aug. 4 and Sept. 7. The fish also will be available May 5 and July 20 at Encino Park. Known scientifically as gam- imsia nffiiiis, the fislt an- loss than U\o inches long, hut h n \ e been proven i n \ a l u a b l e in keeping w a t e r fiee of larvae t h a t , in the natural course of e\enls, \\ould change into mosquitoes. Brief Illness Ends Career of Attorney W. Jack Hamilton W. Jack Hamilton, 43, deputy city attorney attached to the Van Nuys Municipal Court during the |last four-and-a-half years, pas=ed away Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in the Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital. Unexpected heart ailment confined him to the hospital last Monday, and death carne only half an hour after his physician had reported him apparently on the road to recovery. Rosary will be recited at S p.m. today in the Elmer H. Me\er chapel, and mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. tomorrow in St. Elizabeth's Church. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Surviving members of his family are his wife, Mary Jane, and two sons, John W. Hamilton, 17, anrl Thomas R. Hamilton, 13. They reside at 4724 Halbrent Ave., Sherman Oaks. Mr. Hamilton was born in Los Angeles and obtained his law degree in Southwestern Unher.Miv. i found necessary to erect the unsightly poles to mar the beauty of our town," President Charles Livingston of the chamber explained. "We want to know exactly what the department did to find an alternative procedure." Ditch and Trees Query Referring to the department's explanation that placing power lines underground would be too costly in bringing additional power into Woodland Hills, Livingston said he and other chamber officers wantod to know why the department did not make use o£ a big ditch that recently was dug for the laying of a 10-inch gas mam through properties on the north side of Ventura and extending westerly as far as Shoup Ave. The chamber president also Continued on Pnge Two INS1ALLATE Northridge Optimists To Hold Dinner Dance Wednesday at Arturo's Ted Simmoneau, president-elect, and his staff of officers of the Northridge Optimist Club will be installed Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at a western dinner dance at Arturo's French Villa, 13321 Moorpark St. He succeeds Carroll Hammond, retiring president. Other new officers of the club are William H. Kent Jr., first vice president; Harvey Andrews, second vice president; Gus Schriff- hauer, sergeant-at-arms, who was reelected, and Ben W. Ross, secretary. Members of the board are William Bronson. Paul Wright, Neil Johnson, Harlan Brandt, Charles Hammond and Arthur Karr. Harry C, Dow of Van Nuys will be master of ceremonies and Ralph Newcomb, past governor of the 14th District, will be the installing officers. Members, their wives and guests will attend the affair. Reports Scheduled On Egg Marketing Progress of the egg marketing plan of the San Fernando Valley Poultrymen's League will be reported at the league's monthly meeting Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Van Nuys High School, President Andrew Stodel has announced. FREE SYNAGOGUE'S BAZAAR SCHEDULED Jeff Corey, young motion picture star, will head the list of celebrities scheduled to participate Sunday in the Free Synagogue's Carnival- Bazaar at the U.S. Naval Reserve Armory at Laurel Canyon and Victory Blvds. Starting at 11 a.m., a full nro- He"servod"ns a cUy public defender I gram of cnnmnl activities includ- and ns deputy district attorney ho! fore t a k i n g over the court position [in Van Nuys. He had tosidoil m ' t h e V n l l r v nine .\onrs. In 1 !)·!', ing fun rides, ferns wheMs, ponv rides, K.ime.s, contests and concessions complete w i t h sugar candy pcnnutr and popcoin. has boon an- joinofl B P O . Elks Lodge 1339 in n o u n i r d by Sidney Dishall, b.uaai , San Fernando. chairman; \ IT'S SO EASY . . To place a Want Ad m THE NEWS AND GREEN SHEET because it requires no special skill or knowledge on your part. All you have to do i= phone STate 5-1133 or STanley 7-1501 and ask for Classified . . . you will meet the pleasant voice of a thoroughly trained Ad-taker who is equipped to relieve you of all the details. 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