Valley Times from North Hollywood, California on July 31, 1959 · 20
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Valley Times from North Hollywood, California · 20

North Hollywood, California
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Friday, July 31, 1959
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29 VALLEY TIMES, FRIDAY, JULY 31, 1959 h tLefttier Carrier Legs Pod (Passage Of (Bill LONG WALK John White, 32-year-old Sunnyvale letter carrier, pauses in Valley on way to Los Angeles after walking most of the way from South San Francisco publicizing hospitalization bill for postil workers now pending before Congress. Hey Times photo. ' - IRE TO READ A 32-year-o!d Sunnyvale letter earner legged it into the Valley today with mail cart in hand after a 10-day walk from South San Francisco gathering support for a bill now pending in Congress. John White, who usually covers only six miles on his daily route, was trying to stimulate interest in a bill that would- evenly split hospital costs of post office and federal Civil Service employees between the government and the postal employes. The passage of tills bill would relieve some of the financial burden of the postal worker who nets from $15 to $35 less than the average community salary, he said. The salary of the postal worker is so low that he can rarely qualify for any type of loan to purchase a house, White ex-plined. In all, the lettW carrier walked more than 200 miles of the journey. I accepted a few rides, he said. White, the father of six cliil dren, contacted post offices, radio and TV stations and newspapers each town he passed. The response to my walk was wonderful and I received terrific receptions all along the way, he said, adding that he had no trouble with his feet. White said that he did receive some strange, questioning looks when I would walk into a new town in my mailman uniform pushing tire mail cart and ask someone where the Dost office Urges Magazine Gifts For Asians By DAVE HOLLAND , How does a villager in a remote town deep in Indonesia today react to an American magazine? : Exactly as the Indians of the Old West reacted to a music box or a pocket watch that chimed with complete fascination. w And it is this fascination, leading to a greater understanding by people of Asiatic countries, that is "building a bridge of friendship between those countries and the United States. It's being done through something Americans consider a relatively simple thing, reading American magazines. As Asians have a tremendous desire to read about America, said Mrs. Sophie Mayers of Hollywood, and the Russians and the Communist Chinese are trying to satisfy that desire with their own publications, magazines and papers filled with lies about our country. But we In this country can fill the Asians' need, too, and fill it with something we usually throw away, our old magazines. Expensive Reading In these Oriental countries, said Mrs. Lucl Ward Natteford of North Hollywood, "only the wealthy can afford to buy an American magazine. A citizen of Kerala, India, for instance, can get a copy of Time from Manila for about $3 American. This is more than the average Indian makes in a week. Russia and Red China know this, so they deluge the Indians with free propaganda." Mrs. Mayers heads an organization known as Magazines for Aeians, a growing group of Southern Californians, ,one of whom is Mrs. Natteford, who takes the time to bundle up recent back issues of American magazines, sending them, along with a personal note, to any Asian asking for them. How many Asians are going to actually sit down and write a letter to a stranger asking for an American magazine, you may ask. - t Since. January, more than 16,000 Asaifs from nine different 'countries have done just that, averaging almost 600 letters a week. Magazines for Asians is the result of a trip Mrs. Mayers took with her husband to the Orient last spring. Spending nearly six weeks in such places as Singapore. Hongkong, and Thailand, the Mayers came across many of the Communist-inspired magazines that tell of American life as Russia sees it. As far as the colors and repro-durtions go. those magazines are very good, but their contents are anything but good, Mrs. Mayers said. Sugar-coated poison, is the way her husband, Henry Mayers, described them. After talking with American officials while on their travels, learning that many of the Oriental people dearly love to read an American magazine whenever possible, the Mayers returned home, determined to do something to help. Writes Letter Mrs. Mayers wrote a letter to the editor of the Indonesian Post in Djarkarta. Indonesia, informing him that if some of his readers would just send her a letter requesting an American magazine or publication, she would send it immediately. Not expecting more than 50 or 60 letters, Mrs. Mayers was surprised when she returned home from a vacation to find on her dining-room table 2,500 letters from Indonesians. And so it started. Now, Magazines for Asians has more than 30 busy people helping Mrs.' Mayers read the many letters they receive from Orientals,, giving the letters to group members with similar interests so that specific magazines sent will defiqetly be of interest to those requesting them. The letters received from the Asians make the groups members know they are accomplishing their purpose. WEIS. The walk idea was originated by the members of the Peninsula Letter Carriers Association and was just to cover the area between South San Francisco and San Jose. But when I arrived in San Jose, they got together and decided I should go all the way to Los Angeles, White said. White is a member of the 116,-000 member National Association of Letter earners, which is sponsoring the legislation with all o tiler employe groups. The tanned letter carrier will spend one day in Los Angeles talking with postal officials and workers before heading home to his family in Sunnyvale.' And I'm not going to walk back, he added. TOGETHERNESS Two great names of show busi- ness will appear together for the first time. Sophie Tucker and Ted Lewis open at the Moulin Rouge next Tuesday. THE BOULEVARD BEAT By BILL BUSH This Is Show Biz Frank Sennes comes up with a startling bit of news regarding his Moulin Rouge. Hes doing a Las Vegas bit . . . the hard way . . . and bringing in not one, but a pair of the biggest names in the entertainment world. The one and only Sophie Tucker, Last of tile red hot mamas," will share billing with the one over 10 years of service, received gold money clips and cigarette lighters. Key Club The private key club at the Essex House, got a real jolt this week, when the Gold Rush Girls, in their brief dance-hall-gal costumes, toured the Valley, signing up members of the club. They visited business execs, all over the area in a brand new Cadillac convert, furnished by Martin Pollard's Casa De Cadillac. One of file very first prospectors to file his claim was Alex Von, sales manager of the Casa. Tile club, in the "Gold Rush Room is open to members from 4:30 PM to 2 AM, and besides the gals for attraction, has Don Wilson at the piano. One For The Road Love Dean Martin's line: Havent had a single drink all week . . . only doubles . . . The new Rands Candlelite Inn, has Fritz Owens at the piano bar, during cocktail time, 4 to 7:30, then pianist Lew Pepin takes over . . . Sanuny Lane Trio will play a 1-nighter Mon-j day at the La Ronde. Hie veryi popular Russo Bros, return here j August 25 . Charley Aldrich, top star of file Western field, makes a return guest star appearance tomorrow night at the Palomino . . . The Shalimar has a new gal singer in Connie Parsons, dressing up the band stand. Skects Minton, is still doing his show every hour here Parents magazine, said, I was surprised and pleased to learn that Americans have the same: worries and problems with their youngsters as we do. Another said, American magazines are to people in Indonesia windows into life in your country- i And another: When I hear that Americans will send us their used magazines, it is to me like seeing the sunshine after the rain. Of the group's work. Mrs. Mayers said, We -feel that we are getting across to the average Asian the feelings of the average American. These people are discovering that Americans have problems, as well as, or instead of, riches, problems just .like everyone else. ' - Interested persons wanting to help Mrs. Mayers in her work are asked to send a stamped, sell-addressed envelope to Magazines for Asians, P.O. Box 3196, Hollywood 28, enclosing a note describing their magazines and their interests. In due time, they will receiye a letter from an Asian and complete mailing instructions. Like Gold Remember, group - member Mrs. Natteford said, every single copy of an American magazine received by a free Asian is cherished like gold. It goes from hand to hand, from village to village, until it literally falls to pieces. So instead of letting your magazine fall into the. trash can, let it fall into the hands of an Asian who and only Ted Lewis come next Tuesday. Now, theres ' a pair that have, and will go on forever. .Soph, as always, will have Ted Shupiro at the piano, and Ted is bringing along his company. This will undoubtedly be the biggest show attraction our town has ever seen, and the pair will be here tnrough August 23. Naturally theyll be surrounded by Donn Ardens lavish revue of singers, dancers, and tall, shapely show dolls. More of show business tradition was shown last Tuesday. Songstress Roberta Linn, with only a few hours notice, took over the star spotlight. The Ames Bros, were due to open, but had to cancel out, when one of the boys was taken seriously ill in Las Vegas, , Roberta will have the spotlight, until Sophie and Ted open next Tuesday. New Awhoie gang of fellas, headed by advertising man Frank Bull, open file new Round Table Inn, in Tarzana. Its file- former Hangmans Tree, for many years a favorite dinery of that area. ' Others connected with the op- Maurice Villon's new Canyon Room, has old timer Bill Bryan at the piano bar . . , Joe Farah was best man last Sunday at his sister Rose's wedding to N. Hand y, at St. Anns church ... Bill Hucklns - going all out with entertainment at his dinery these nights. Every night theres Sammy Lane and Louise Soucy at the piano bar, and for week ends Sammy brings in his trio with JoElla Wright and A1 Lin. den. Huckins has also added on a banquet room that will hold 65 banqueteers. He Eilso has a new chef, Alex Gens, who was recently at Ben Blues. Lil ole Marge Thomson a real piano doll' in Bob Bums' Scotch Room . . . Every afternoon is a ball at the 4 Jokers club. Regulars gather daily, pass around the gags, and generally just have fun . . . Hie Pat Brady Trio, makes the nice dancing music at the Black Bull, and singer Janie Saylor dresses up the band stand . . . Count Michael Gasxynskl will goes enlarge his Canoga Inn . . Leon Grown, and the Missus, the working mens friend" of Vic- toryland, celebrate 30 years of wedded bliss in August ' . The Cloister, on Sunset Strip, brings in young singing sensation, Bobby Darrin, starting tonight This marks the youngsters first engagement in this town. He just finished a successful stint in Las Vegas, and has been signed by Paramount pictures. Sharing the spotlight is comedian Larry Storch and the Dave PeU Octet. Chick Mail sends on many thanks for all the cards and calls, since we told people last week that he ha4 a heart attack. Chicks the owner of Toluca Lodge, and will be out of action for a while. . . . On break time, seems like Warner Bros, studio, moves over to Phil Selznlcks. Lots of the kiddies gather here daily. . , . CHurchlU Continued oaPage 2L eration are Stu Schweit, who will be active manager, Hank Konysky, Lou Evans, Frank Campbell, and Bob lmmel. My, thatll cut the pie up, wont it? Nightly at the piano bar, they have that doll of the ivories, Sue, Slack. They have grEind opening festivities tonight, Saturday and Sunday. Faithful Employees The Tail O The Cock celebrated its 20th birthday last Sunday, and faithful employees, with years of service behind them, were the recipients of gifts from owners, Mac & Bernice McHenry. The happiest trio were three headwaiters, Orbie Harris, Leroy Brewster and Arnold Benze, who received beautiful gold and ruby rings for their 20 years of' service. Some 40 other employees, with In The Heart Of NORTH HOLLYWOOD Relax in the Quiet .Atmosphere of KENNY'S RESTAURANT COCKTAIL LOUNGE HOSTS-KENNY S BETSY GIANNOS Serving From His Buffet Style Service Cart Parties Available Sunday A Holidayi Up to 150 SUPERB PRIME RIB AGED, RARE BEEF WITH SPECIAL SAUCE GUARANTEED TO BE ANY GOURMET'S DELIGHT For Reservations Call ' A.M. 1 A.M. Closed Sundays PO. 2-9549 l 5326 IANKERSHIM UVD. Flinty Parking In Roar BOBBY DARRIN Young singing star opens tonight at the Cloister. Divorce To Mrs. Harris j Film and television producer Sherman A.- Hams, 50, was divorced by his brunette wife on testimony that he drank excessively. Mrs. Wyn Harris, 35, of 4221 Longridge Ave., North Hollywood, told Superior Judge Roger Alton Pfaff, yesterday, the producer drank too much, causing i her "great embarrassment and ! humiliation." a Mrs. Harris, former, secretary to the late Harry Cohn, former head of Columbia Pictures, was awarded $500 a month support for herself and son Byron; 10. Hie couple married in Las Vegas Janl 19, 1947, and parted May 11, this year. ' is anxious to read it again and sOne Oriental, after reading a again and again. PILGRIMAGE PLAYER GIVEN MAKEUP AID Joseph Jefferson, center, who. heads 100-member cast of current '"Pilgrimage Play as Joseph of Nazareth, receives backstage assist from guests from McKinley Home for Boys, Woodland Hills. Left to right, Terry Samuels, Victor Travis, Roy Widener and Marty Becker, attended opening at outdoor Pilgrimage Theater, 2580 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood Hills. Valley Times photo. BANQUET ROOMS AVAILABLE SMALL $ LARGE PANTIES 3Bij TO W ' Uijj!E3 fflaF TH-2-9324 TR-7-6955 TOM & ...PALOMINO VALLEYS LARGEST WESTERN NIGHT CLUB . PRESENTS DANCING NIGHTLY With Your Favorite Stars of Records, Radio & TV GEIIE DAVIS of the Hollywood Hillbillies AND HIS BAND , SPECIAL GUEST STARS SPEEDY WEST OFJAMBOREE N CURTIS LEE SATURDAY SPECIAL GUEST Charlie ALDRICH Thursday Night' Tuesday -"Talent Contest" 'Ladies' Nite" 6907 LANKERSHIM BLYD. North Hollywood PO 5-9256 Leon Sez: "Why Slave Over That Hot Stove in This Weather' When You Can Dine Out at . -Our Prices?" i Pair 'of Our Specials THICK TOP SIRLOIN STEAK $1.85 Salsa Bowl Roquefort Dressing Baked Potato Cheese Seuco PRIME RIBS OF BEEF . . . $1.95 Soup Salad Bowl Baked Potato 65c "KINO SIZE" MARTINI OR MANHATTAN Breakfast lunch Dinner 6 o.m. to 2 a.m. C off to Shop Cocktail loungo Dining Room ( (Victoryland) Leons Steak House 10945 VICTORY VINELAND P0. 2-1958 For goodness sake, eat here often ACRES Of FREE PARKING L la il LUNCHEON DINNERS $175 Daily Except Monday WARENNE HARRIS entertaining Nightly at the Organ 9 COCKTAILS 9 17500 VENTURA ILVD. -Encini - STate 4-5673 TIIELEHS RESTAURANT Under New Ownership "Boots9 Thelen and Scott Green O Prime Ribs of Beef O Pit Barbecued Meats & Chicken O U.S. Choice Charcoal Broiled Steaks O Cocktail Lounge O Luncheon O Dinner 10 A.M. To 2 A.M.i Daily Except Sunday O Member Diners Club O 3718 W. Magnolia TH-5-9493 Near Hollywood Way, Burbank ARTHUR WONG'S TERRACE UNSURPASSED , OPEN UNTIL 2 A.M. SUNDAY 2 R.M. TO 12 M CLOSED TUES. O COCKTAIL LOUNGE O 4223 LANKERSHIM BLVD.S&S Enjoy Your Night Out WITH THE 4 JdDISIEIKS NIGHTLY EXC. SUNDAY Tho Greatest in Jasx 12449 Ventura Dlvd. Studio City PO-2-7332 Arthur Cocktail Lounge (FORMERLY SKOBY'S) WEEK END FEATURES VIRGINIA RAKED HAM J Candi.d Y.m Piimpph tiucp ROAST YOUNO TURKEY ChMtnvt OrMiir.-OiblM Oivy MOILED RARY LOBSTER TAILS With Dnwn ut1.r - 1 r 2 Chlldr.n'l rlM $1.1. Plus Full Complete Dinner Menu $1.50 to $2.65 Paul Gardos Nightly At The Piano-Bar 1011 S. VICTORY BLVD. Vl-9-3513 At Alameda -Burbank DANCING NIGHTLY The Fabulous Jimmy Allen and the HITE GAPS EVERY MONDAY SPECIAL JACKIE KELSO Hil Band RMj DOLL, lankershim at Victory Blvd. PO-1-1410 lilM.IX.M.FVS .STEAK IIAX1I Sttiks from $1.55 FUki COURSK DINNER FROM $1.61 Cocktails Diamond 71414 yln Calabaiai at Vantura Blvd. and Malibu Canyon Road Tbs Most Economical Wav to Entertain , , . LIJAU Roast Pig it Polynesian Food it Intortainmenf Catered by LITTLE CHINATOWN VLSNST ELABORATE VIENNESE BUFFET SUPPER IN THE GARDEN-PATIO ALL YOU 5 t0 8 PM CAN EAT r r A,LY ($1.25 Children Under 12) , EXC. SAT, COCKTAILS 5 TO 7 P.M 55c RATIO DINING ROOM-COCKTAIL LOUNOI INTIRTAINMINT 16116 VENTURA BLYD, ENCINO , ST-84320 1 hat an abnormal fear that ptopl uith abnormal fears hart no fear of ptopl uith abnormal ftars. SHIRLEY'S 139S9 SAN FERNANDO RD. SYLMAR, CALIF. IM-S-M7? I L -

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