The Van Nuys News from Van Nuys, California on January 28, 1968 · Page 3
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The Van Nuys News from Van Nuys, California · Page 3

Van Nuys, California
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Sunday, January 28, 1968
Page 3
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Sunday, January 28, 1968--Van Nuys (Calif.) * * WCE T H E N E W S Eair--3-A We»t--3-A No. la*t--3-A lur.--3-A Maj. Gen. Clarence Snoop, Air Guard Commander, Dies · Executive of Hughes Firm Won Several Major Awards During Career in Military Maj. Gen. Clarence A. Shoop (ANG) 60, commander of the California Air National Guard and vice president of 'Hughes Aircraft Co., died yesterday in his Beverly Hills home. Death was attributed to pneu- ! - -"·- - year-long '" -- monia after a year-long illness. Funeral arrangements are pending. Ho"-vard Hughes, Informed In Las Vegas of Snoop's death said: - "America has lost a hero, aviation, has lost a great contributor to the art, Hughes Aircraft has lost a fine executive and I have lost a cherished friend." Shoop was a group executive of Hughes International, which markets the company's products throughout the free GEX. CLARENCE SHOOP Dies of Pneumonia world outside the United States. He was also a member of the company's executive committee and policy board. He was an officer, or director of many Hughes-affiliated companies in the United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland and Japan. Among Snoop's Air Force decorations were the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, American Defense Medal, Army Commendation, Victory Medal, American anc European theater with sis campaigns. Served In Europe He also held the Croix de Guerre with Palm, Vietnam Expeditionary Force Medal ' California Medal of Merit and California Commendation Me dal. Shoop served with the 8th yr Force in 1944 in the air var of Western Europe. He ook command of the 7th Pho- Reconnaissance Group the ay before the invasion of Eu- op The groups was credited by en. Dwight Eisenhower with urnishing him with valuable nformation on the progress oi invasion in its earliest and most decisive stages. Shoop was a test pilot and ater did a great amount oi lying for motion pictures and erved as technical director n a number of famed avia- ion films. He is survived by his widow ulie Bishop, motion picture nd television actress. Also urviving are the couple's son nd daughter, Stephen 17 and 3 amela 19. In addition, he is urvived by Mrs. William r aun, a daughter by a previous marriage. Commanded Wing General Shoop was with the 15th Observation Squadron a ·riffith Park from the early 30s to the outbreak of World War II in 1941. From 1946 to 1950, he was :ommanding officer of the 46th Military Airlift Group a r an Nuys as a colonel. Hi: mtfit flew T-6s, F-51s, C-47s and other craft. He' was commanding officer if the 146th Military Airlif Ving from 1954 to 1957 as one-star brigadier general. General Shoop was assigned as chief of staff (air) for Call ornia from 1957 to last year during which time his title vas changed to commanding officer (air). He became a major genera n 1958. Use C-97 Transports General Shoop's caree: spanned- an active period o aviation development. Hi Valley outfit, which once ha- been a fighter-intercepto ;roup, flew F-51s, and re ceived the F-S6 aircraft imme diately after the Korean con flict. Then it becams a transpor group, using C-97s, which i still has. : 'We certainly regret his passing. He not only was Mend of the state of Califoi nia, but of the other 49 a well," said Wing Sgt. Majo Andy Drysdale of the Valle Air National Guard outfit. 'Kitchen Band' to Perform Today RESEDA -- An unusual mu sical aggregation, the "Kitch en Band" of the Valley Jewisr Community Center, will enter tain residents of the Californi Home for the Aged at Reseda today. The group, made up of women whose ages range from 62 to 79, will perform at 1:30 p.m. in the dining room of the home, 19260 Sherman Way. Instead of conventional instruments, the VJCC Kitchen Band utilizes such articles as large tubs, garden hoses, tambourines, and cymbal pan| covers. regret losing a very friend," he added. clos 'Please, Can You Find a Place for Me in Your Home?' GUY is a great little guy who will ERNIE at 10 months already shows brighten any family's life. He's 20 an infectious smile ready to warm any- months old and available for adoption, one's heart. Hearty Appetite Makes Guy Healthy Youngster With Love for Living Guy is a bright, active boy whose hearty love of life and eating have made him very healthy and strong at 20 months. All sorts of people and things Interest him. He's exhuberant and friendly and gets along well with other children. He'll make a fine son for a family. He's adorable, responsive, and has a mind of his own. He walks well, but -continues to wear corrective shoes which will completely straighten his toes. Guy is ready now to go into an adoptive home. Families interested may write or telephone the San Fernando Valley office of the Los Angeles County Dept. of Adoptions, at 8155 Van Nuys Blvd., Panorama City, telephone 7S7-1850. Cheerful, Responsive Disposition Enhances Ernie's Active Nature If you're thinking of adding a boy to your family, perhaps Ernie may be just the lad for you. He's 10 months old, and ready for adoption from the Los Angeles County Dept. of Adoptions. Ernie is of Mexican-American background. He has black hair, olive skin, and large, eager, browB eyes. He has a cheerful disposition, is very responsive, and he is a happy boy. He finds the world around him so exciting that he has started to walk early, the better to go exploring. For information about how you can adopt Ernie, write or telephone the San Fernando Valley office of the County Dept. of Adoptions at 8155 Van Nuys Blvd., telephone 787-1850. Piano Recital Planned at North Hollywood School NORTH HOLLYWOOD --, The public and adults who may wish to join the spring semester class are invited to attend a recital of soloists and two-piano music, tomorrow at 7 p.m. in room 244 Randolph Hall at North Hollywood Adult School, 5231 Coif ax Ave. Class members taking part are Barbara Burford, Faye Chavez, Marilyn Dessert, Florence Fellows, Virginia Galluccio, Margarita Gibbon, June Harm an, Maybelle Hornig, Genevieve Kain, Hil- degard Krahforst and Norma Lewis. Also, Helen Malzer, Ellen Moore, Inger Roxbrough Mary Sawiki, Lillian Stein berg, Ida Zeller, Robert Jose Pesicka, Edward Rosemark Paul Sommer, and Reginald Wike. Additional Information con earning this program or clas ses offered at North Holiy wood Adult School may obtained 765-8186. telephoning COME TO -NORWEGIAN LUTEFISK AND LEFSE with Drawn Butter or Cream Sauce also Norwegian Meatballs NORWAY HALL 14312 Friar St., Van Nuy. 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