The Pasadena Post from Pasadena, California on June 23, 1931 · 9
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The Pasadena Post from Pasadena, California · 9

Pasadena, California
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Tuesday, June 23, 1931
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Tt Dot and Dick SECTION TWO Sky Roads M Classified Advertising General Local New. Financial News SECTION TWO Dot and Dick Sky Roads General Local News n (falsified Advertising Financial News THREE SECTIONS VOL. 12, NO. 255 POST TELEPHONE TErrace 7111 PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 1931 mm Ini Old Auto, Slice of Cheese Start L. C. Sternberger in $30,000 Rite Spot Chain tThte is one of lories of articles In which the Pasadena Post Is pre-enthir Intimate stories of the young men who are building Pasadena.) By CHARLES KING An ancient automobile and a slice of cheese set L. C. Sternberger, 24-year-old business man, on the road to a successful career. He is one of those genuine successes every person often reads about in magazines, but rarely meets. As way of introduction, Sternberger is founder and owner of the Rite Spot chain of restaurants; two in Pasadena, one in Glendale and one in Highland Park. Consideration is being given plans for opening additional restaurants. This young man started on the present enterprise in 1927, as the result of an interesting incident. On the approach to Pasadena he halted his automobile and gave a lift to a waysider who wanted to get out at the soft drink stand at the crown of Colorado street near the Annandale golf links. Sternberger knew the location well he and his father, years before, sold fruit on the same spot. On reaching the top of the hill, Sternberger drove his car to the doorstep so his passenger would not have to wade in the mud left by the rain the night before. Sternberger engaged the owner of the, soft drink stand in conversation, with the result he swapped his car for the stand. The first (Please Turn to Page 31) Julian Hawthorne Honored At 85th Birthday Reunion Despite all the glowing tributes of a score or more of speakers speakers of local, national and international fame despite the multiplicity of telegrams and letters from men - - - -f and women of worJd wide fame, all of which were read assemble guests, the greatest tribute that was paid Julian Hawthorne upon the occasion of the dinner given him last evening at the Hotel Hunting-ton in honor of his eighty-fifth anniversary, was shown by those who sat about the banquet table and remained until 11:30 oclock when the guest of honor was called upon to speak. 100 Acres of Land, Aid in Financing Offered Eaton s Park Project Preliminary discussion of plans for creating a regional park section east of Pasadena, comprising about 800 acres along the Eaton Wash, was held today between Pasadena business men and officials of Los Angeles county. Alternate Proposal The proposed plan would provide a low dam and water spreading ground in the wash instead of the high dam for Eaton Canyon but never built because of lack of funds. While no estimates were given of the cost of the project a portion of the proposed work, which will be determined some time In the future, would be borne by the flood control fund, with the remainder probably under a bond issue. Offer 100 Acres Samuel B. Morris, chief water engineer, and Charles Miller of the Edison Company, stated at the conference that this corporation would turn over 100 acres of land in the area to Pasadena and the county, providing the property be fenced, if the plans for a regional park along the wharf are carried out. E. C. Eaton, chief flood control engineer of the county, stated at the conference that the lower dam and spreading station could be built in line with the park plan at a considerable lower cost than the original high dam plan. Aid at Conference Others present at the conference included Supervisors Hugh A. Thatcher, Fred W. Lockwood, superintendent of county parks and play, grounds; Charles H. Biggs, county regional planning director; Roy W. Dowds, flood control counsel, and Myron Hunt, Gilbert Scott, George K. Hooper, F. G. ' Adamson, J. J. Lawrence and E. L. Johnson, the latter all of Pasadena. Independent Pasadena service station operators will hold their second meeting tonight to form an organization stabilizing the gasoline price at 18 and 17 cents a gallon. Independents Unite Almost all of the citys 125 independent dealers are expected to attend the meeting at 8:30 oclock at the Morse service station, Lake avenue and Walnut street. Many who were unable to attend Fridays preliminary meeting declared they would Join the group. Meanwhile, most Independent stations held to the 17-cent rate for major and 16-cent rate for independent refiners gasoline. Major company stations are expected to follow prices set by independents. Business Improves Oil revenues have jumped $100,000 a day with the new rates, officials said, predicting that the effect will be felt in general business conditions. Three hundred delegates from all over the country will come here for the Beta Sigma Omicron sorority convention June 30-July 3 at the Hotel Huntington. Realty Body to Hear Park Superintendent Gilbert Skutt., city park department head, will address the Pasadena Realty Board property owners division at the public library June 30 at 7:45 oclock, Wellslake D. Morse, division chairman, will :r Falls Asleep, Injured in Crash Herbert, 20, of 2747 Holly-ive, Los Angeles, fell asleep i heel of his car early today. hit a parked automobile bert went to the Emergency with cuts and bruises. MS (HOOD FI Hearty Ovation Then, the guests who had waited patiently and respectfully through four hours of speeches, rose en masse and gave the veteran author and son of an illustrious father, a most enthusiastic reception. Mr. Hawthorne spoke for 20 minutes, during which he told of the time when his mother and father, on then honeymoon, resolved, if good fortune ever came to them, to build their home on the little hill which overlooked the country above Sleepy Hollow cemetery. Mr. Hawthorne told of the father and mother leaving for England and the cemetery expanding to take in the hillside where the little home was to have been built. When Nathaniel Hawthorne died, he was burled on the hill where he and his bride had sat during the first week of their married life and had resolved to build their home. It became the final resting place of his illustrious father. His mother, Mr. Hawthorne said, was buried in England. Harold Carewe acted as host and introduced the speakers. They included Charles H. Prisk, Upton Sinclair, Mrs. George Robinson, Homer Croy, Lee Shlppey, Professor Frederick Manchester. Paul Jordon Smith, Eugene Fields daughter, Fratty, and others. Cable From Shaw One of the most interesting letters read was from George Bernard Shaw, who said: What! Julian still alive! And I have mourned him for years! Are you sure he Isn't an imposter? However, I hope not. If you are convinced of his genuiness, give him my kindest regards." Among others who sent letters and telegrams were: James Morgan, Montague Glass, Hamlin Garland. Robinson Jeffers, H. L. Mencken, S. S. McClure, W. A. White, Irving Bacheller, Mark Lee Luther, Sinclair Lewis, William Lyon Phelps, Bliss Ferry, Charles H. Dennis and Ann Shannon Monroe. Fifteen tons of balanced rations ordered today for 800 Boy Scouts of the Pasadena-San Gabriel Valley Council at the Catalina Island summer camp include: 1600 pounds sugar. 2400 pounds flour and cereals. 3200 pounds dried fruit, honey. Jams and applesauce. 1000 pounds ham, bacon, salt pork, corn beef and codfish. 5000 pounds canned vegetables. 1200 pounds milk. 4600 pounds bread. 4100 pounds fresh vegetables. 1800 pounds fresh fruits. 2400 pounds beans, noodles, macaroni, etc. 600 pounds fresh fish. 600 pounds fresh meat. 1800 pounds vinegar, catsup, molasses, beverages, spices, butter, cheese. Aside from that, the boys wont have a thing to eat. Splinters From the Post By CHARLES KING HAVE YOU HEARD? There is a Robert S. Allen living in Washington, D. C., who is a correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor. He is said to be unrelated to the fiery city director by the same name. There is a living organism known to science that has exactly 595 cells, never more nor less. There is at least one internationally famous musician and orchestra director in the United States who appeared here publicly before he won acclaim. Paul Whiteman. GOING SCIENTIFIC Wings of a certain breed of flies once were used by astronomers as a thermometer for determining the temperature of stars billions of miles from the earth. When light waves are very short, a person can easily become sunburned. And the light which burns Is Invisible. TODAYS SLIVER Those of us nursing the opinion backgammon Is a game of modern ingenuity must back water for the game was invented by Paiamedes of Greece in 2347 B. C. CONTRIBUTED This one, which took place at the Sclots circus, is repeated by J. H. Stephen, the standard bearer Toparch: Suppose one of you Sciots had a box of cigars, but no matches, how could you light a cigar? Sciots: (In unison) "We dont know. Toparch: Why, simply take one cigar out of the box, and the box will then be a cigar lighter. OPEN AIR DANCE FRIDAY Drama League Sponsors Entertainment Accused of perjury in the recent trial of Richard M. Cannon, son of Bishop James Cannon, Captain Eugene R. Cafe of Del Monte was named today in a warrant issued by Municipal Judge William S, Baird. Cannon Acquitted The complaint against Cafe was signed by Cannon, who accused him of giving false testimony in Pasadena justice court. Cannon was tried and acquitted on a charge of violating the state wage act. The charge against him grew out of an assert-edly overdrawn check for $31 given by the bishops son to J. A. Smith, a bricklayer. Testimony Denied At the trial, Cafe testified that Cannon had called him on the telephone and told him the check was overdrawn, asking him to have Smith hold the check until funds could be deposited. Cannon denied having such a conversation with Cafe and charged that the testimony constituted perjury. Judge Baird fixed bail on the warrant at $1000. Cutting It Short WOfULD SELL PARK Plans for the sale of Tourna. Ment Park to the California' Institute of Technology are being laid by City Director William Wise, the director revealed to board members in executive session today. While I know it would take a vote of the people, Wise declared, I believe that the park could be sold to the institute and the money used to improve the other parks of the city and the Charlton Flats Mountain Playground. Wise told board members that he has been conferring with City Attorney Harold Hills on the question. iOiiEui Mrs. Mary Haverty, 82, a resident of California for the past 77 years, died last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Merle Nalr, 1660 Whitfield Road. Mrs. Haverty came to California from Ireland in 1854, only five years after the gold rush. She was six months making the trip on water by way of Australia. Until six months ago, she made her home in San Francisco. Besides her daughter, she is survived by four sons, Edward L., Thomas F., William R., and Harold C. Haverty, all of San Francisco. Funeral services and interment will be in San Francisco with Ives and Warren Company, funeral directors, in charge. Missing Boy Found Drying Bathing Suit on Tree Limb Twelve-year-old Glen Goodnoes swii which nearly caused police to "drag a r Arroyo Seco for his body, drew near a. clime: outh Races Into Street, Leg Fractured Under Car Jimmie Demint. 7, of 226 Elizabeth street, ran in front of ar driven by W. F. Judd. 1947 North Marengo avenue, late iterday, and suffered a fractured leg when knocked down, i accident occurred in front of4-Howard street fore station. Fire- 1 l who witnessed the accident said t Judd was traveling slowly at time. The boy was removed to Tasadena Hospital. -4a thrilling rh motorcycle. Glen st arte i noon yesterda Sterling place . the swlmminf crusher at the " He didn't c as he had s. ! o'clock this l Mrs, Gien C. ' lice, who be drag the pool. The prepai abrupt halt at (Contlnu 1 on, r'r :,i ,;he 1 . , . 1th -r - ips : ore - :.vv 526 j ' : , for ' ock ige. ; "I ! ock 3 : ' er, . po- to ail ten CHILDREN RECOVER Two children who swallowed medicines containing poison were recovering today. Robert Lawyer, 16-months-old, 787 North Michigan avenue, was rushed to the hospital by his parents after he swallowed an unknown quan tity of ointment. Patricia Bare, 4, of 29 Painter street, drank medicine containing drugs. They were treated at the Emergency Hospital. SAD NEWS Sad news that the mother she left well and happy yesterday morning had died suddenly was overtaking the sister of Mrs. Ina L. Pearson of Pasadena today as her train sped across the country. The mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Castor, died early today in South Gate, One of her four daughters, Mrs. John W. Gould is en route back to her home in Kansas. HUNT MISSING MAN Requesting information regarding the whereabouts of Isaac Austin, a letter addressed only to "Sanitarium, was turned over to police today. The letter was signed by C. A. McCord, 52 Broadway, New York. All sanitariums and hospitals In this vicinity were checked, but the missing man was not located. ACTRESS RECOVERING Evalyn Knapp, young motion picture actress, who made a personal appearance at the Annandale Country Club tea dance Saturday, was "holding her own" today following a 30-foot fall while hiking. X-ray photographs were to be taken today to determine the exact extent of her injuries. The fourth lumbar vertebrae was fractured, but her back was not fractured, doctors said. WINS SCHOLARSHIP Grace H. Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nat Anderson, 348 North Hill avenue, today was the recipient of a freshman scholarship from Occidental College because of excellent work at the Pasadena Junior College. It had been reported first that Miss Andersons scholarship was awarded by the University of Southern California. She was one of seven honor students selected from a long list of applicants. GRANDCHILDREN MOURN Twenty-five grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren today mourned the passing of Mrs. Elizabeth Hoef-fler. 86, of 250 West Mountain street, at a Pasadena hospital Monday. Mrs, Hoeffler is survived, in adc" tion to the grandchildren inul great-grandchtld'er, by five sens 'Pl-Bij' Turn (o Page 111 As four different fires raged in the county and the temperature here soared above 100, forestry men were doubly alert today against outbreaks of flames in the nearby hills and mountains. Yesterdays maximum tempera ture of 100 and an estimated temperature of 103 today led to predlc tions that thTs'wouTU be &rf unhsu ally hazardous forest fire year. New Record The United States Weather Bu reau in Los Angeles announced that a new 1931 heat record probably would be established today. In the sweltering heat, 300 fire fighters beat back a blaze which burned over nearly 500 acres and destroyed two automobiles and a bam on the Ventura highway near Malibu Junction. Two Firea Twenty-five of the Malibu men immediately were sent to fight two fires in the San Dimas area. One burned 500 feet of piling flood control structure and the other was raging in Woodman canyon. A fourth fire was battled by Los Angeles city firemen on San Hill in San Fernando Valley. VETERANS TO HELP FEDERAL FIRE FIGHTERS In an effort to determine how it may assist the United States forestry department in the prevention of forest fires the conservation committee of Pasadena Post No. 13, American Legion, last night met with V. P. Vetter, chief fire dispatcher; District Ranger Bruce L. Coulter and Walter Coupe, deputy state forester. Present were Paul Davis, chairman; Paul Gray, Aubrey Lyon, Dan Shea, Harry 'Tilden and John Joslyn, I Suit for a permanent injunction against the erection of the Pine Canyon Dam will be filed against Pasadena by the San Gabriel Valley Protective Association within the next few weeks, James K. Howard, special water counsel of Pasadena, warned city directors today. "Our legal position is well established, however, and we will carry ahead plans for the construction of the dame, ho declared. Bids on the dam will be called within five or six weeks, Sam Morris, head of the water department, stated. Young Queen Of Rose Fcle To Take King Mary Lou Waddell, 17-year-old queen of the Tournament of Rosea, within a few days will take unto herself a king. Bashfully she stole into the county marriage license bureau In Los Angeles yesterday on the arm of Everett L. Thompson, young Los Angeles bank employe. The two filed not lee of Intention to wed, declaring (he marriage would take place within a few days. Tarents of the young queen, Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Waddell, veri-ied the romance, which began last 'September. Tin prospectus bridegroom Is the sou of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Thompson of Beverly Hills. Added attractions in exhibition dancing and other features, the outdoor dancing sponsored by the Pasadena Drama League on the tennis courts at Tournament Park will open Friday evening with the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce acting as host. Demonstrate Dances The Stewart Sisters will reveal the latest in ballroom dancing exemplifying the new steps. Wally Perrins orchestra will play. The dancing will start at 8 o'clock and close at 11 oclock. This is the sixteenth season the dances have been held under the auspices of the Pasadena Drama League. Will Aid Unemployed Elias M. Blakeslee, 881 North Raymond avenue, elderly retired merchant, was killed and his wife critically Injured in a Battle Creek, Mich., automobile accident Friday, friends here learned today. En Route Home Meager information telegraphed to W. F. Brittin, Blakeslees tenant, said the accident occurred as the party was leaving Battle Creek en route here after visiting relatives. Garth Blakeslee, 21-year-old grandson of the elderly man, was driving the car, Brittin said. Garth, noted cornetist, played at the Rose Bowl Easter services. He was only slightly hurt. Scant Information Mrs. Blakeslee's condition today was not known. The telegram did not state to which hospital she was taken. A son, Mark, in Jackson, Michigan, was believed to be in charge of funeral and hospital arrangements, Blakeslee came here five years ago from Michigan, where he had been a general merchant. He was about 74 years old. , The Blakeslees left Pasadena six weeks ago on an automobile tour. It Usahhounced by Mrs. William B. Munro, president of the league, that In every Instance possible Pasadena unemployed will be utilized In connection with the work. Acting as host and hostess for the Chamber of Commerce on Friday evening will be Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Seward. Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Bill-heimer, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Eberle and Mr. and Mrs. William Dunker-iey. WILLIAM DUNKERLEY Who will act as hosts at the opening dance of the Pasadena Drama League. Pasadenans Attend Ad Club Conference Among Pasadenans who left yesterday to attend the first sessions of the Paciflo Coast Advertising Clubs convention In Long Beach were William Dunkerley, M. J. Anthony, William Wilkinson, A. S. Adams, and Floyd Wilson. Dr. William B. Munro, member of the California Institute of Technology executive council, will leave tomorrow to deliver two addresses at the University of Virginia. One address will be on The Sliver Lining of Politics. Dr. Munro will attend the meeting of the Social Science Research Council in New York City and return here by July 8. LEAVE FOR CAMP Starting summer camp activities, more than 150 Boy Scouts of the Pasadena-San Gabriel Valley Council will entrain at 11:05 oclock tomorrow morning on a three-car Pacific Electric special for Wilming-ton at Raymond avenufc aTri nut street car barns. The first encampment group will go to the Cherry Valley, led by Executive Tallman H. Trask. From Wilmington, the boat terminal, the boys will go directly to the Isthmus where a special boat will complete the trip to camp. The boys will return July 3. Graduation Edition Copies Still on Sale Copies of the graduation number of the Pasadena Post with the pictures of all the graduates may still be had at the office of the Pasadena Post, 71 North Raymond avenue. The pictures are large, clear and make a very wonderful souvenir of the graduation ceremony to send to friends back home. The price is 3 cents per copy and the supply is limited. Persons reserving copies are requested to call for same immediately. on Savings Monty placed uith MUTUAL up to and including JULY TENTH will earn interest from JULY FIRST 38 SOUTH LOS ROBLES A Personal Guarantee of Safety Know the men with whom you invest. Then you will know the institution. The law protects investors by subjecting stock holders of a Building and Loan Association to the same double liability as stockholders of a national bank ... but even more important is the moral responsibility of the men who manage and direct the Association. We believe the strongest recommendation of this institution is the list of those welbknown business and civic leaders of Pasadena who are our officers and directors. When you invest with this strictly Pasadena institution you have the personal guarantee of these Pasadena men as to the safety and 6 income of your funds. 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