The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California on December 17, 1952 · 27
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The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California · 27

San Francisco, California
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Wednesday, December 17, 1952
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i w.Jnjay, D.e. i7, 1952 cccc- au jfrmufarn Examtitr r 27 shop till 9:00 every night this week, through friday store opens at 9:30 a. m. en Pocketful of Notes: OF HUMAN INTEREST: The name of Merlin "Deac" Aylesworth might mean something to you. He was merely Pres. of NBC, chm. of the bd. of RKO, and many etceteras. "Deac," who . headquartered in N'York, had one regret in his long, full life. He'd never had time to browseround San Francisco. . . . "Make me a promise," he asked his wife, Caroline, a few months ago. "If I should die before we can visit San Francisco, promise me you'll go for both of us." . , . "Deac" Aylesworth died in September. And for the past wk., his widow, Caroline, has been at the Mark Hopkins, looking at the view, riding the cables and strolling the streets alone. . . . "I had to keep my promise," she smiled sadly as she checked out. "And I must say I'm pretty tired. After all, I've been looking for two." K IN ONE EAR: Pretty Nancy Woodfield (ex-wife of Billy Woodfield, Jr., and stepdghtr of Judge Tom Foley) , eloped to Mexico City last wk-end with Don Gilmore, Jr., son of the automogul. , . . E. Bay labor circles are agog over the fate of George King, Pres. of Teamsters Union Local 70; bounced this wk. by Big Boss Dave Beck after seven good yrs. on the job. . . . Good, good: The doorman-barker at Striptown, one of the seamier Int'l Settlement dives, is back in civvies after parading around for a few nights in a Santa Claus costume; irate neighbors beefed to the authorities, and h'ray for them. c 5? jc ADD INSIDEMS: Norman Elkington of the Dist. Atty.'s office, Police Capt. Jim English and Homicide Inspector Frank Ahern drove to Sacramento late last Sat. night to pick up Joe Tenner, the notorious night-life char-- acter and Public No-Goodnik No. 1. Old Joe, who has had plenty of experience, knew just what to say. As he was hustled into the car for the return trip to S. F., he said: "I demand to see my lawyer." "Really?" purred Elkington. "And who's your lawyer?" "Carl Brown," snapped Tenner. He saw Brown all right. That very night. At the Hall of Justice. Where they both were jailed on charges that they conspired to murder Brown's wife. "Tenner made a slight mistake," grinned Elkington later, "He should have demanded to see his lawyer's lawyer!" 5fl 5jc 5c STUFF'N'NONSENSE: Those wildspread rumors of a pro football "fix" (authorities refuse to take 'em seriously) are being planted by disgruntled Reno and L'Vegas gamblers, who took a beating. The talk that the last 49er-Rams game was in the bag (with the 49ers "a cinch" to win) got so heavy that Atty. Gen. Pat Brown sent his chief sleuth, Harold Robinson, to watch the affair. "I enjoyed the game thoroughly," says Robinson, who saw nothing suspicious. "The kind of assignment I like a good seat on an expense account. I even let the State buy me a cigar." . . . Ilona Massey, the strictly-from-Hungary movie star, opens a two-wk. engagement next Tues. in the F'mont's Venetian Room; Miss Massey sings, I guess. . . . Capt. Axel Kristensen, whose ship, the "Fernstream," was rammed and sunk in the Bay last wk., dropped in at Skipper Kent's Sun. night and ordered the proper drink: that $3 number called "Skipper's Downfall." sK 'fc SIGHTEMS: A blind man, playing an accordion and singing "Lovely to Look At" at the entrance to El Prado touching the heartstrings (and pursestrings) of the lovelies who lunch'n'look there. . . . Standouts in the Kenneth Div. of the Postreet Parade Mon. aft.: Kenneth Mc-Cormick, editor-in-chief of Doubleday, and Kenneth Parker, chm. of the bd. of Parker Pen; both looking for ways to improve the writing business. . . . The furnace repair man in the Deep Mission who advertises saucily: "Jose Will Keep You Warm." , . . The shoeshine stand on Geary nr. Kearny, whose customers can sniff a free lunch; the sidewalk grating in front of the stand is right over Dinty's basement kitchen, and the bootblacks always know what's cooking. fc j(c jjt CAENFETTI: Marcella Gump, of the famed fambly, is back from Italy (after two yrs.), living at the F'mont and shopping around for an apartment. . . . Bank of America hdqs. on Montgy. St. flashed out with its first "house" flag Mon. blue background, with "B of A" in gold. "We wanted to use a $ sign," smiles a B.A.nker, "but Stanley beat us to it." . . . Last week's New Yorker mag. carried a heavy blast at the Great Books series, compiled by Dr. Mortimer J. Adler of our town (he's head of the Institute of Philosophical Research on Jackson) but Dr. Adler hasn't bothered to look at the criticism. '1 never read the opposition press," he philosophizes. . . . There's no Christmas slump in some parts of the entertainment business. The S. F. Ballet's performance of "The Nutcracker Suite" at the Opera House next Sun. aft. has been sold out for days. And the TV showing of "Carmen" at the Telenews (direct from the Met in N'York) was such a success that the theater is bidding for "Tosca" (same deal) in January. ADD INFINITEMS: A Peninsula woman, a member of a large and fancy group, walked out of Emerson Mur-fee's Villa Chartier last Sat. night and left her handbag behind. So Murfee peered into the purse to see if he could find the owner's name. He found it. Also two of his best steak knives, wrapped in a napkin! . . . Two local theaters are dickering for Jimmy Durante, in person. . . . George Stroud, Pres. of Hasting's, reports that his St. Francis store now has Bronzini neckties priced at $50 each. "We ordered two," sez the Prez, "but frankly, I think we're overstocked!" SKULLDUGGERY AT THE CROSSROADS: Howard Young, the gadabout, stopped for a snack the other midnight at a roadside inn on El Camino nr. Redwood City. . . . 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