The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California on February 21, 1954 · 11
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The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California · 11

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t All About the Town: il.XCiATKI.iX: All h not dullars-and-sensible at the Internal Revenue offices at 100 McAllister. Koi lowing, fiexamj.le, are e xcerpti from some of the letters ree d recently by the local income taxers: "I mailed my return and forrot to attach mv.with hoUing statement. I am now fending: it to you. You will recognize my return because I mailed it in the same kind of envelope." il: I've read thee damn forms over and oer, and I an't understand 'em. So If it means Jail, I am ready uhen you U ready." Touching memorandum attached to a return: "I am & widow. There is only I to sign. My husband died in l!Oi9 and oh, I miss him so." One female taxpayer deducted the cost of entertaining herself at nightspots explaining In a footnote: 'It I neeesary in order to avert a nervous breakdown." Printed in red ink across the top of a return: "Only two things in life are certain, death and taxes. What I resent is that they don't come in that order." rOCKinri L OF NOTKS: A new $2.W book by Daniel Huff h completely old out at Paul KIder's book-fctore on Montgy. St. In the financial district. IU title: j "How To Lie With Statistics." ... In June, I'nlted Air-I lines vill Mart a for-men-only flight to Lozangeles , daily at 5:30 p. m. featuring filet kteaks, clears and cocktails. Plus the fanciest stewardesses In the outfit. , Fasten your safety belts. . . . Marilyn Monroe might be No. 1 In Korea, but here she ain't doing so good. In the i race for queen of the Mardi Gras Ball at the Palace ; March 2, Anne Glannlnl (of the banking clan), Is 'way out In front with 10,750 votes. Mrs. Joseph Dl Maggio has 1320. Not much of a figure for Marilyn. i KIDDIE KORXER: We come now to the interest- lng case of Peter Ballantine, three-year-old son of the Banker Norman BaUantines of Kent Woodlands. . . . ' Last year, Peter caused quite a stir in the fancy neigh-; borhood (and also on the bottom of his own neighbor ' hood) by swallowing his mother's huge diamond ring. In this case, I'm happy to report that everything came out all right in the end. ... A few relatively peaceful months went byand then, a couple of days ago, Peter Did It Again. He took his mother's $6000 full-length mink coat and stuffed it into the toilet. "Bye-bye, tink-tink," gurgled Peter in his best Crane manner, but the mink-mink didn't go bye-bye. It just stayed there, utterly ruined. ... "I was only gonna wash it," Peter explains miserably. The insurance company is miserable, too. BABRLE-BY-TIIE-BAY: . The Atomic Energy Commission's purchasing branch is about to open offices on 17th St. in Oakland across the street from Mitch Hoffman's restaurant. Which is welcoming the newcomers by featuring a "Nuclear Martini." No olive, no onion, no vermouth. Just gin and a slice of mush room. Sort of an old-fissioned cocktail.. . . . Jimmy Durante, who closes today at the Auto Show, should've been interested in last wk.'s headlines proclaiming the conviction of Joe Tenner, the tennerloin nogoodnik, on charges of peddling booze without a license. Back in '41, when Durante's career was at its lowest ebb, Tenner hired him for his short-lived F'man's Wharf nightclub, Stairway to the Stars. For peanuts. About $750 a week. And even at that salary, Durante was a flop . . . The Diamond Knee, the Mason St. joint that features strippers, hot jazz stars and even B-girk, wins today s what's-the-name-again ? contest hands down. When Gene Krupa was there, the posters outside the club announced "Gene Kruper." And now that Les Brown's great band is on tap, the town is plastered with placards advertising Less Brown. And I'm sure they don't mean the Less Brown the better. j( MISCASTING DEPT.: So the photoggers shooting S.F. scenes for Cinerama were up at Top o the Mark Thursday and they asked a visitor there if he'd mind standing by the window, admiring the view, for a closeup shot. . . . The tourist did a fine job of emoting, but I have a hunch he'll be sorrreiee. He's Phil A. Harrington of the L. A. Chamber of Commerce! NOTES FROM ALL OVER: If you. Montgy. Streeters are thinking about a , trip to Honolulu to escape Equitable Life's boom-chucker, f'get it. Right across the street from the Moana Hotel, a pile-driver is hard at work on the site of the Princess Kaiulani Hotel. ... I always figgered that everybody had a swimming pool in Los Altos, "The Town of Millionaires," but the kid was wrong again. On Feb. 26-27, the town will stage a "Fathers Frolic" (whatever that is) to raise dough for a community swimming hole. . . . "The Glenn Miller Story" is now playing in town and that reminds me that the late Glenn's younger brother, Herb, lives in Pacific Grove, where he teaches music in the elementary schools. Herb, who's 39, married, and the father of four, hasn't seen the picture. "And," he adds, "I'm not so sure I want to." WHAT BIG EARS I HAVE: Guy to his pal at the Auto Show: "Vknow, I just ordered a car I've never seen, of a make I've never driven, in a color combination I never heard of, with money I haven't got!" ... A police inspector re Harold Jackson, the loquacious but unin- formative kidnaper: "He answers everything except the questions." . . . Don Sherw ood on KSFO: "If you're driving down the highway at 70 miles an hour, you're not driving the car, man you're aiming it I" . . . Barney Ferguson, the perennial character, proving (to Dave j Falk) that he hasn't lost his lofty screwball touch: "I was offered a million-dollar job last week, David, but I turned it down because It would mean moving to Oakland!" FKVVIXSAKES: Bob Fischer, the magician, got a boy from the audience to assist him at a local club the other night, and directed: "Sow count 20 cards face dou-n on the table" . . . The boy looked blank, then shrugged and as Fischer turned back to the audience, there was a roar of laughter. And no xconder . . . The boy, a very literal-minded young man, cas painfully counting out 20 cards. With his face doicn on the table, j MPLOYMENT E IN STATE SETS ALL-TIME HIGH Number of Jobs 4,848,000 During January January employment In Call fornla hit an all time high, it was reported yesterday. Paul Scharrenberg. director of the State department of in dustrlal relations. Mid Call fornia employment totaled 4 Stfl.OOQ last month In his words, the hlchett January level In the State't history.' At the Mme time, January unemployment, set at 250.000 by Willianr A. Burkett, head of the State department of em ployment, was reported 12 per cent higher than January, 1953 HIGHKR FIGURE. Burkett said, 'throughout the Nation, however, unemploynient Increased at a greater rate. The rise In California was confined to non agricultural worker, with Jobleftj among farm work ers relatively Jow for this time of year.' Scharrenberg said the bulk of the State's year-to-year rise In employment is distributed mong farming, trade and serv Ice industries. The State's work force, In eluding the employed and the unemployed, totaled 5,098,000 In January, a figure 86,000 higher than the same month a year ago. JOBLESS CLAIMS. Burkett reported an average of 31,300 Bay area persons filed claims for unemployment in surance In January, compared with an average of 25,700 a year ago. He said: "The number of Job openings which Bay area employers filed with local offices of the department again showed month-to-month decrease be tween December and January. Labor surpluses exist through the latter month in practically all occupational classifications." T"' fmmfr ' -OCJ hii II OUT Preiident Eiienhower (landing in front of hi office door in Palm Spring yctterday laufht with nawi. man when he found out that th door wai ioclttd. An aida unlocked it from the iniide. ke Locked Out of His Office, Enjoys Laugh Wifh Newsmen Bingo Arrest BELLFLOWER, Feb. 20. INS ) Sheriff's deputies swooped down on a bingo game in Bellflower early today and arrested eleven persons on gambling charges and cited 192 others. PALM SPRINGS, Feb. 20. (AP) President Eisenhower laughed heartily today when he got locked out of his own office. The President had been talking to newsmen on the patio outside the vacation headquarters office set up for him at Smoke Tree Ranch. When he concluded Eisenhower turned and grasped the door knob, but no luck. The door had swung shut and was locked tight. The President joined in the general laughter as an aide opened the door from the Inside. SCHOOL GHISIS MEETING SET Sn Miteo Seeks Solution After Bend Defeat The defeat ef two fho bonl issue n SJ Mateo County Friday ti attributed to vart ou$ fadora yesterday, at eonv munity leaden et out once more to ek an iniwtr to overrrowded achoola. The proposed bond Issues were 3.2w,fX) for the Sequoia Unkkn High School district and $1,500,) for the nedoo4 EJfr mentary School district. Mounting taxea and new community requirements; auch at aewert. atreelg and fire housea In th burgeoning eoun ty were given by Clyde Ogden, superintendent ef the high school district, as causes for re jection ef the bonds. MEETING CALLED. He added that the voters may have been wary of adJed ex penditurej because of talk of a possible recession. Ogden said that proponents and opponent a of the bonds will be Invited to a meeting of the school board March 3 for dis cussion of the problem. "The only thing we can do Is put another bond Issue be- fore the voters as soon as possible," he added. "Otherwise we will not he able to carry on our educational program at Its present standard." One of the opponents. R. Adm, C. Julian Wheeler of Menlo rark. expressed the opinion that the defeat was simply on the l?sue of frills. FEAR EXTRAVAGANCE. The outcome was the result of the reluctance of the voters to approve a bond Issue that Includes extravagant expenditures," he said. Wheeler added that all of the money should be spent for class rooms. Instead of using part of it for gymnasiums and other athletic facilities. He said that those who were opposed to the bonds should now come forward w ith a strict ly classroom jsoposal. Reidar H. Tinther. chairman of the Sequoia High School Dis- tiict Board, said that now that the bonds have been defeated "we will appreciate any and all constructive suggestions. Finale Tonight For Show 2oth Annus! EKht Df awing to Close San Francisco ;S!.H annual ..utoniebil S! ow en.i tonight (vkhs .U open as usual at 19 a. m. and remain open until H p. m ar4 Jimmy Purar.! and P-ue vu!l take the stage for their two final siu'.mg performances at 3 p. m. and 9 p. m. There are plenty of expert mental and futuristic cars, plus sport ears galore, of both pias tie and steel. American. Pntlsh and German manufacturers have put a total of 133 automo-bJes of ail kinds out for public .nspection. In addition, there are worktng mechanical cutaways of engines, automatic transmissions and other special feature Including three movie artymttflflraxamlnfr 1 1 uii. f.s.u. itM ecec SPECIAL Tf SHiJUTEB Crujidi for Freedom Campaign Climit Gilmore Host To Children Cerebral Palsy Group At Auto Show Twenty-two handicapped youngsters from the United Cerebral Palsy Association of peninsula cities were the guests of Chevrolet dealer Don Gilmore at the auto how last Thursday The children were driven up from the peninsula In five sta tlon wagons and awarded the choicest seats on the main floor from which to enoy the Jimmy Durante show. After the matinee, Durante snd Eddie Jackson further en tertained the children and posed with them for photographs. The Gilmore salesmen's wives, led by Dick Lomax and his wife, assisted with the children. Their daughter, 13 year old Virginia Ann, was one of the children. Vessel Aground In San Joaquin A Greek owned Liberty ship, bound here from Stockton, went aground on a San Joaquin River mud flat twelve miles northeast of Antioch early yesterday. Two tugs from the Red Stack Line, San Francisco, were sent up river to help free the Audrey II. It Is the third vessel this month to become grounded ln the San Joaquin. The Crusade for Freedom campaign to raise fund for Radio Free Europe draws to a climax here tomorrow with a special television program on KPIX at 1:30 p. m. Folk dancer from San Fran cisco's Russian colony, the Ger man S.lver Strings mandolin orchestra and statement from refugee who escaped from behind the Iron Curtain will b featured on the TV program. W. P. Fuller III. chairman of the fund drive here, said "The-Crusade for Freedom rloe Its Freedom Week on Washington's Birthday, a week In whlrh It Is enrolling 100,000 San Francis cans In th fight against Com-munlit aggression. "Contributions received dur Ing the campaign are used to finance the operation of tho extensive radio broadcast In f facilities of Radio Fre Eu-I ope, w hich send continuous programs of truth to the 10.000,000 peoplo In Crechoslo-xakla, Toland. Hungary. Rumania, Bulgaria and Albania to refute Communist propaganda He said one dollar In contribution pays for 100 word of broadcasting. Contributions still are being accepted by writing to Crusade for Freedom, care of postmaster, San Francisco. Los Altos Church Fund Drive On LOS ALTOS, Feb. 20. More. than sixty volunteers took the field today in a canvass aimed at obtaining $100,000 for the new building fund of Christ Episcopal Church. The fund Is to be used to retire the $10,000 debt on the existing church and 1 start construction of a new edi fice. Laurence Davison Is general chairman of the fund drive. Charles LindquLst Is active field director and Robert Everett is chairman of a special committee on education of the pub! on church needs. Like George Washington . . . ys toi.k ii - We never talce anything for granted, and we don't quote comparative- prices, Tn order ?o avoid. misleading claims. What makes a White House special so special? It takes more than a price tag, to be sure, it takes quality too! We are not interested in selling you the cheapest, we believe in selling you the best ... at the lowest possible price, and whenever feasible at a specially low price. Quality has been part of our name since 1854 .. .we want to keep it that way, whatever the trend. We want you to know when we offer you a special ... it is really a special. OUR ASTERISK SIGNIFIES A WHITE HOUSE SPECIAL! I (LfJr.l4- Cin u tins: I The White House will he closed Monday, Washington's Birthday Shop Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. THURSDAY mc will be open 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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