The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California on December 26, 1938 · 30
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The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California · 30

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Monday, December 26, 1938
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V MONDAY MORNING. 2o$ flngclccaggftmcs DECEMBER 26, 1938.; PART n.J Playgrounds Report Gains More Adults Using Recreation Facilities, Board Tells Mayor 1 Los Angeles playgrounds, orig inally started to Interest chil- dren, have Increasingly become Centers for the activities of ad ults during their leisure periods, according to Ihe Playground and Recreation Commission Ih its an nual report to Mayor Bowron, The summary of the play ground activities for 1938 shows a total attendance of 21.087,801 for the 12 months, p gain of al most a million over the tota. for 1937, which was 20,282,972. ATTENDANCE INCREASES Figures compiled by Supt George HJelte show increases In all branches of recreation work, the playgrounds accounting for 11,443,796 units of attendance, city beaches with 8,150,041, swim ming pools with 451,784 units, and mountain camps took care of 42,180. Those who participated in sports leagues and tournaments totaled 50,766 for the year. TLAYGROUND DONATED The Rancho Clenega Play ground, consisting of 30 acres donated by Mrs. Anita Baldwin, was the largest single addition to playgrounds during the year. It was improved with municipal and W.P.A. funds. . The report informs the Mayor that the city is in need of more leisure facilities but that the department's funds will permit ad dition of only a small fraction of the needs during the coming years. : City Has 26 Yuletide Babies Continued from First Page C9th St., girl; Mr. and Mrs. J. Atherton, 166H-W; 37th St., girl. Cedars of Lebanon Hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lustlg, 6150 San Vicente Blvd., boy; Mr. and Mrs. Selby Calkins, 1002 N. Mariposa St., girl. General Hospital: Mr. and Mrs. John Lozano, 1046. S. Soto St., boy; Mr, and Mrs. Antonio Ma-gallanes, 55O0'a Satsuma Ave., boy; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Nutt, 3298 Queen Anne Place, girl; Mr. end ' Mrs. David Bryant, 8714 Grape St., girl; Mr. and Mrs. Tony Chacon, 3977 Gleason St., boy; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Galvez, 7942 Marbrlsa Ave., Huntington Park, girl; Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Johnson, 1370 E. 53rd St., girl; Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Le Blanc, 10611 Compton Ave., Watts, girl. St, Vincent's Hospital: Mr. and Mrs. John Yerbic, 1320 W. Fifth St., boy. - Harry Myers, Film Star, Dies Continued from First Tnge tinually took up with the tramp portrayed by Chaplin. It looked then as if Myers might. be on- the way to fame anew, but the Chaplin picture was silent and consequently did not spell great significance in a Hollywood gone over to talking pictures. " Still the attention attracted by Myers held good for a time. As recently as three or four years ago he played in "Mississippi," a Bing Crosby feature, and "Hollywood Boulevard." Lately he had to content himself chiefly with extra work and bits In films. : Arrangements have been made for funeral services at Pierce Bros, chapel Wednesday at 10 a.m. - HIGHWAY WORK CONTRACT LET A contract has been awarded by the Board of Public Works to Clyde W. Wood for the grading of the east roadway of Ca-huenga Blvd.. from Barham Blvd. to Highland Ave. on his bid of $36,214, lowest of 10 opened by the board last Wednesday. ; . Construction Is to start on the project this week, as the P.W.A. funds allotted toward the cost . require that the work must begin Jan. 1. The grading must be completed before bids are called for on the actnal paving and further im provement of the east roadway, one of the main outlets from the Hollywood area to the San Fernando Valley via Highland Ave,, and Ventura Blvd. NUESTRO PUEBLO By JOE SEEWERKER and CHARLES OWENS IN MEMORY GARDEN Tne industry and imagination of the mission fathers is exemplified In twb beautiful fountains located in Memory Garden of Brand Park opposite the San Fernando Mission in San Fernando. The fountains, date back to the early days of the 19th century when the mission heads were transforming the plains around Los Angeles from unproductive wastes into , lands which brought wealth to the missions and incited the cupidity of Mexican powers. The fountain above was a part of the early water system which the mission fathers constructed after building the mission. It stands today almost in the same form as the day It was built. . . There is a second sightly fountain in Memory Garden, built in 1812 or 1814. It was erected as a replica of one in Cordova, Spain. Originally it was located about 300 feet from Its present site and quite a distance from the mission itself. , It was moved to Its present location In July, 1922, by the Los Angeles Park Department when the department restored the mission garden. The ground for the garden was donated to the Park Department by Leslie T. Brand, who came into possession of the land years after the collapse of the missions. Widows Get Pension Cash Social Security Board Manager Reports $1,000,000 Paid Out The Federal government, with the beginning of the third year of the old-age Insurance sys tem, is currently paying out more than $1,000,000 in settlements to widows or families of deceased workers, according , to announcement yesterday by Charles H. Cunningham, manager of the Social Security Board. ASH BENEFITS "More than 250,000 persons have received these settlements," said Cunningham, "and of this number 15,483 are residents of California. , "Thousands of industrial and commercial .workers covered by the old-age insurance plan do not realize they already have built up an insurance protection for their families in case of death. HOW TO COMPUTE "The worker who has averaged $25 a week during the last two years has an insurance protec tion of $91 payable in a lump sum to his family In case of death while the worker mak ing $60 a week has built up a settlement of $210." Settlements are computed by taking ZVi per cent of earnings at employments covered by the law between Jan. 1, 1937, when the system became effective, and the date of death or attainment of age 65. , ;" ' Resoluton Ordered . The City Council has Instruct ed City Attorney Ray Chesebro to prepare the necessary reso lution establishing building lines in Lincoln Blvd. between Venice and Washington Bivds. The proj Map Approved The assessment district map for the improvement of the Lake View Ave. and Silver Ridge Ave district has been approved by the City Council. The job in- eludes curbs, gutters and storm drains, ' PLIGHT OF NURSES REMAINS UNSOLVED AFTER FOUR YEARS Continued from First Page ily) in medical care . and com pensatlon. The official figure at the end of September was $1,313,714. Whether from the disease It self or consequences growing out of it, four out of the group have died. Another was a suicide by poison. .- DRAMATIC TURN Eminent experts from medi cal research foundations have come here to study the disease. A dramatic turn was encoun tered this year 'when a doctor filed a detailed report declaring the disease was not poliomyelitis at all!" He termed it a "medical mystery." This is a sad and sorrowful summary, to be sure. But happily most of it is In the past tense. There are more cheerful aspects if one looks at the story from a five-year standpoint. Of the total 343 cases 136 have been closed for some time and the death rate has been low. Of the 207 mentioned above, records show that 85 are working full time despite the need' for occasional medical treatment. MAY SOON WORK Of the remainder, a considerable number may soon be able to work again; this is a controversial matter to be discussed later. A fact little known to most of the public is that all of the victims are not completely bedridden; neither are they all afflicted with the shriveled limbs and flaccid muscles commonly associated with paralysis. Although still accepted by most physicians as poliomyelitis, the disease has struck in a virulent variety of ways not always expected with it. The result, consequently, Is that many of the patients appear normal to the layman's eyes, but are subject to a whole gamut of recurrent afflictions. These range from undue fatigue or ordinary headaches to harmful growths requiring removal by major surgery. In some cases the girls have PERFORMING HORSE WILL BE IN ROSE TOURNEY PARADE married during their convalescence; some have had children. Many live in their own homes or other private residences. In short, many are leading relatively normal lives and in some cases have received compensation which exceeded what they earned when they contracted the disease or would receive when returned to their original employment status. Nevertheless, there are still real problems and sincere heartaches. BITTER PROTESTS Most of the earlier complaints have been remedied, but as recently as last week there were bitter protests because one group of patients was not authorized to continue treatment under the physician they preferred. : '' -- ' . Those still legitimately In poor condition are wondering about the future. For some of the patients the 240-week limit on temporary disability compensation is approaching. Informal ratings as to the percentage of permament disability in 139 cases have been asked from the Industrial Accident Commission and dissatisfaction with those informal ratings released so far has already prompted 13 filings for formal hearings before the commission's referees. Several hearings were held here last week. Another is scheduled for tomorrow. PARAMOUNT QUESTION To a sympathetic public, of course, the paramount question Is: "Are these women getting a square deal? Are some to be left in serious condition with insufficient funds when temporary compensation ends as it has, temporarily at least, for some? Is the county the villain In the piece?? Some of the problems faced by the county as well as the official attitude toward the situation will be told in another article tomorrow along with a more detailed history of the subject. " ' Its ramifications are legal, medical, psychological and hu-manitarian-,and when the whole tragedy is reviewed, It turns out ' that there's not a definite heroine-and-viilain relationship after all. Dr. C. S. Howe, 519 N, Harper Ave, member of . the mounted posse nodded by Sheriff Biscailuz, yesterday completed arrangements with Tournament of Roses officials for his appearance in the annual parade on Jan. 2. - Riding King Tut, a horse which has been featured at Madison Square Garden, New York, and in other sports centers, Dr. Howe will wear a colorful costume typical of the Southland, while King Tut will be rigged out ect contemplates a 100-fopt street, in silver, trappings and flowers. This horse," said Dr. Howe, "is one of the most Intelligent I have ever ridden. Some of the things he does are almost unbelievable. "In Madison Square Garden, where he was exhibited before throngs, he Jumped, over automobiles and, at one time, over Cob Lindbergh's plane. He is a spirited horse, but perfectly tractable, and In a huge parade such as the annual tournament in Pasadena he performs coolly and neither bands nor crowds disturb him. TRUCK EXHAUSTS CALLED MENACE City streets are polluted by the gaseous exhausts of heavy trucks to a degree menacing public health, according to a communication filed with the City . Council by Rev. John P. Morrow. . He suggests that they be required to extend their exhaust pipes upward some five feet so the gases may. be carrledaway. Art Commission Gives Report Value of Structure Approved in Year Put" at $9,678,000 During the last 12 months 190 municipal structures valued at $9,678,000 were constructed with the approval of the Municipal Art Commission? it was stated yesterday by President Rosemary Bokay. The total was an Increase of I $1,109,664, or 12.9 per cent, overj the valuation of the 187. plans considered by the commission in 1937. . ' .! .. -i The board recommended an annual appropriation for the purchase of oil paintings by local artists for decorating executive offices in the City Hall. U.C. LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR LEAVES FOR EASTERN SESSION Italy to Be Topic Italy under Mussolini will be discussed by Edouard L' Espe-rance, globe' trotter and former member of the club, who has recently returned from a tour of Europe, tomorrow before the Jonathan Breakfast Club. Charles E, Arnn, former presi dent of the Advertising Club, will talk on "Pigeon Holes;" Ken Rhodes, operatic soloist, will sing. When the savants of the Mod ern Language Association bandy weignty words on intellectual tonics durine their meetlm? . in wew jronc Dec. 23 to 30. Caroline A. Brady. Los Anurelea Dhilol ogist, will have a prominent part in tne proceedings. , ; Miss Brady, trim and smartlv tailored English instructor at the University of California, will read,, a paper entitled "Othin and the isorse jorunrekkr Legend" be fore the association's Scandinavi an section. s - "It has to do." said Miss Bradv wnen sne leu lor tne East yester-day, "with the relationship of certain'; early s Germanic legends to tne cult othin, with an analysis of certain texts: and Norse poems." Accompanying Miss Brady was her sister. Frances M. Ftrarfv They are daughters of Col. and mrs, u, j. uraay and are graduates, of the University of California at Los Angeles. Permission Expected The - ordinance errantim? ner. mission to Emil Ziehl to build a drive-in restaurant and 'gasoline service station on the west side , of Riverside Drive southwest of the Los Feliz .Blvd. intersection - will come before the City Council this morninc for final action.- V ,. Caroline A. Brady, U.C. instructor who' will read paper before word group. Sewer Hearing Set A hearing has been set for 2:30 p.m. Jan 23 in " the City Council chamber upon the propo sition of sewering Albers St. from Tujunga Ave. to Camellia Ave. The hearing will be conducted by the Public Works Committee; Forgotten Man Defined Anew Supervisor Put j ()l Small Farmers'and -. Tradesmen in Class A new 'definition- of the For gotten'Maii was propounded yes terday by Supervisor William Ar- Smith ". ' The ; forgotten .man," Smith said, "is the hard-working small farmer, or businessman whoja barely able ( to eke out an existence, who, pays taxes, to support a charjty program that has reached gigantic proportions. but who, himself, is too proud to accept charity." Supervisor Smith offered this definition in announcing he will vigorously oppose any increase in charity aid budgets because of the unfair burden it imposes on this self-supporting class of forgotten men. "In my district," Smith said, "there are many small farmers who net no more than $25 per month less than they could se cure by going on public charity but who continue their valiant battle to be self-supporting. There are hundreds of such cases throughout the "county.", Thin class should be given more consideration." , : . "'3''J -nit ',.- w Broadway-Hollywgdd YEAR- EN nil! " beginning tuesday, december 27th women's daytime and afternoon dresses; now . . ujDryindly17j?5 to 25.00. . in AA Dupont's Rayon, and silks lU.UU Group of daytime and afternoon dresses ... for wearing right now and into spring. Not every size in every style but wonderful savings on fifty dresses. All sales final. No exchanges or returns can be permitted at this price. NIW FASHION FLOOR . . . THE BROAD WAY. HOLLY WOOD . . THIRD FLOOR annual sale of women's fine fur-trimmed coats K originally 69.95 to 89.95 with wolf, fox or skunk 48.00 Our great annual , sale! Opportunely bringing winter coats, rich with fur at sharp savings. Beautifully tailored from Juilliard woolens in Wine, Black, Green or Navy col- : ors. Wolf, red or black fox and skunk fur trimmings. Women's and misses' styles. . NEW FASHION FLOOR ... THE BROADWAY-HOLLYWOOD . . THIRD FLOOR our very lowest price on luxurious fur coats jap weasel, russian lamb 070 AA or dyed ermine coats, special Z.UU Our very lowest price on coats of this quality! Handsome dyed ermine coats! In two smart styles. Aristocratic Russian Lamb coats of superb styling. Jap weasel mink-dyed. Each remarkable, $279.00. Small down, payment will hold for future delivery. r . rUR $H0P .,. THI NEW BROADWAY-HOLIYWOOD ... THIRD FLOOR girls' woolen tweed jackets sale! women's coronette shoes 71 reg. 7.95 lined , . . 5.95 reg. 13.95 to 15.95 .9.85 All-wool tweed jackets for girls 10 to 16. Blue and Tan. Lined with men's wear rayon. Cirls' Skating , Skirts lined . .......... .$3.95 Cirli' Turtle-neck Sweaters, special $2.95 Cirls' Knit Skating Pants 10 to 16...... $1.95 CIRLS SHOPS, FIFTH FLOOR 11 n ...H', THE Broken sizes and colors in our own exclusive . Coronette shoes. Late winter styles. Suede, calf. $6.95 Petivamp Shoes . . . odd sizes. . . .$3.95 $6.95-$8.95 Rhythm Steps or Carlisles. . . .$4.95 $8.95-$10.50 Carlisle Shoes . . odd sizes, $6.95' : WOMIN'S 8H01S. MUZANINI ,f for the first time! nationally-famous a flexees foundations are reduced " 5.00 6'10.d0 conettes A, 3.50 to 10.00 girdles . . . 20 less " The first time in the history of Flexees that this sweeping reduction has taken place. Any Flexee in our stock . may 'be yours for '2o below regular price. Girdles and cor- settes for small, average and large sizes. See them Tuesday. -. ' 1 ! 1 CORSET SHOP. FOURTH FLOOR BROADWAY-HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD AT VINE ; .......

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