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8-SitDrday, Apr. 11, m Redlands Daily Facts WIG WORN — Ralph Wybenga, puckish proprietor of Ralph's Bargain Spot, adjusts "Mrs. White's Wig" ot the proper angle on the beoutiful model posed in the platform rocker. (Facts photo by Clifford J. Kenison) In Our Town An Island of loot for treasure hunters By RUTH SNOW O'ROURKE Mostly the rich and tlie poor of Redlands patronize a used furniture store. The rich are looking for treas ure, the poor for bargains. "The average person is too proud to go into a used furniture store," observed Ralph Wybenga, one time Redlands fireman and now the Will Rogcrish proprietor of "Ralph's Bargain Spot" where they "Buy and Sell Most Anything". While two AKC registered French poodles stand guard like Scylla and Charybdis, Ralph surveys human nature as it passes by, and conjectures about if as it unfolds from the depths of some ancient trunk whose contents wfere bought sight unseen. The past and the present join forces in the dust" and clutter of the shop at 342 Orange street. A pianola, token of bygone af fluence, waits lonely and quiet for its next owner. . . probably a collector, or someone with a family room looting for a con versation piece. Three mannikins seem to peo pie the store at the moment. Two are in the window and one wears "Mrs. Wliite's old wig". Mrs. White has long since passed to her reward but the wig is as fine an example of human hair and tlie wigmafccr's art as one could dream of Icav ing to posterity. It's not for sale. Treasures such as the French • i» aim Untl »n73U3y Daily Through Sun. 2 P.M. Mon. and Tuej. from 7 P. M. In Color Frankit Avalon "MUSaE BEACH PARTY" AIM in Color Cliff Richards "SUMMER HOLIDAY" Vacation Fun For All wig, the stove-pipe hat, the swallow tail coat, the sealskin cap complete with ear muffs and leather carrying case are ten derly cherished by Ralph. "You don't seU things like that," he explained. "You lend them to people or you rent them." Such gems are not easily come by. Most of them pop out when the lid of an ancient trunk is opened. The trunks are sold in Los Angeles by the County as part of the estates left by persons who die without heirs. There is a technique to invest ing in tnmks. "First I look at the furniture that the trunk goes with, and if it's good I figure the contents of the trunk should be. Sometimes I get fooled. But take that trunk in the back room. . , that could have something in teresting in it" We headed for the back room. School menus for next week There'll be both weincrs and hamburgers on the menu next week as Redlands public schools re-open after a weeklong spring vacation. Here's the complete menu for the week: Monday — Barbecued wein- ers, hash brown potatoes, rel ishes, fruit cup, M hot dog bun and milk. Tuesday — Meat stew with vegetables, lettuce, spinach salad, fruit jello, jiffy onion cheese bread and milk. Wednesday — Chili beans, cole slaw, beets, apple, cornbread and milk. Tliursday — Hamburger with spread, tomato, lettuce, pickle, buttered com, cocoanut fruit bowl and milk. Friday — Baked fish, creamed potatoes with parsley, green salad, fruit, whole wheat raisin bread and milk. The lid of the trunk was open but its contents hardly ruffled through. I did the ruffling. Yellowed with years, bespeak ing an untold story, was a lovely fragile christening outfit, worn no doubt in those dim past years when christenings provid- cd a social event for a Sunday afternoon. Ivoried and folded alongside were several high necked Gibson girl blouses, in set with lace and gathered in the front on an clastic. It was easy to imagine the pompadour that went with them, and the dainty woman who must have worn them. Trunks arc a major source of treasure. Another source books. Almost anything interesting besides the contents might flutter from a book. . . like un­ cancelled postage stamps, or even nice finder's-keepers fold ing money, pressed roses, bits |of a love letter. Ralph does a big business in books. . . mostly to collectors, professors from the University, and students. Once in a while an art gem turns up — like a painting £»r an antique pitcher or such. The dealers, as well as the rich and the poor, ease Ralph's cave of confusion. Lured by the hope of "the great find" the treasure hunters make almost a weekly trip through the dust and disarray. Among the junk, the old icebo.xes, the cheap gau dy vases, the garish oil portraits, the books, the bo.\es, the chipped plates, and the dirt there is always that beckoning possibility that a knowing eye will detect untold wealth under the grime. For the bargain hunter, there are staples like beds, mattresses, some chairs, nisly tools, old beads, and sometimes some real neat house furnishings. Ralph caters to bis customers and when a man buys and sells almost anything he gets to know] what his public wants. PACIFIC DRIVE-IN THEATRES Show Start* «:4S P. M. - All Drive-lni TRI-CITY DRIVE-IN STUDIO THEATRE 448 W. Basclint TU 56405 New Playing Both Theatres Buddy Ebsm "MAIL ORDER BRIDE" In Color Co-Hill Try City "Globar Affair" Co-HitI Studio "Ineredibla Mr. Limptt" BASELINE DRIVE-IN NEW CREST THEATRE Sth & "E" Sts. San Bdno. Cont. 72:30 — TU M247 Now'Playing Beth Theatres Gregory Peck Tony Curti* "CAPTAIN NEWMAN, M. D." Both Color Co-Hifl Ba$elin« "Bra»« Bottle" Co-Httl Crest "Muscle Beach Party" Harris Company marks 59th anniversary "Your Savings Will Soar in| '64" is the keynote of The Harris Company's 59th Anniversary Sale which will begin Monday at the firm's Redlands, San Bernardino and Biverside, stores. •We beh'eve the shopping public will be quick to recognize our 59th Anniversary values will soar to heights never reached in all past events," stated Melville D. Harris, gen-| eral merchandise manager. m- > The Sales celebrates the com pany's founding in April, 1905, in San Bernardino by Herman, Philip and Arthur Harris in a small 3rd street storeroom located on the site of the present Pick's Book Store. Following years found the company moving to larger quarters across the street and the opening of Harris' Redlands store in 1909. A succession of expansions followed, and in 1927, the company erected the present building at 3rd and E streets. Harris* Men's Store and Fum iture and Appliance Stores were opened in following years, as well as the addition of the Main Store's fourth floor. In the faU of 1957, Harris' Riverside Store was opened in the Riverside Plaza, carrying out the consistent store policy of expanding facilities to meet expanding customer needs. As recently as last fall the company's Basement Store was completely remodeled and rede signed. c^Terltlr^rfoZtft ^-^'^ ^^^'^ ^ year history, is that it has been Ponged attack against Turkish family owned and managed Cypriots entrenched in the since its original founding in strategic mountain ridges of , ^ . Northern Cyprus today. cllVSl'SrPre^: i--^dent and General Manager; ^'^'y reported. Harold C. Harris, Vice Presi- The gunbattles brought Unit' dent and General Sales Man- ed Nations Canadian peace ager; Melville D. Harris, Vice force patrols racing to the President and General Mer- „„„„ . „ - . , chandise Manager; Bemiet A. *~ reached a Meyers, San Bernardino Store P"'' ''ven as Greek Cypnot Manager: and William E. President Makarios left for Engel, Riverside Store Man- Greece to discuss the possible ^Scr- return of anti - British Greek Cypriot underground leader Gen. George Grivas. The firing broke out cast of FAMILY AAANAGEMENT — Reading promotional material for their store's 59fh Anniversary Sale ore the three members of the Harris family who presently manage The Harris Company operations in Redlands, San Bernardino and Riverside. They are (left to right) Melville D. Harris, vice president and general merchandise manager; Harold C. Harris, vice president ond general sales manager; ond Leslie I. Harris, president and general manager. Greek Cypriots launch attack in mountains NICOSU, Cyprus (UPI) — the vital Nicosia - Kyrenia road which is controlled by Turkish Cypriots. It is an area where U.N. sources have said a ma­ jor Greek Cypriot attack was e.xpected as part of a plan tol end Turkish Cypriot control of the strategic road. Pet and Bike parade set for next Saturday Once again it's time for that mmsual community event, the annual Pet and Bike parade, sponsored as always by the Redlands YMCA and the Redlands Kiwanis club. The date is next Saturday, April 18. All boys and girls in the community are urged to dress up their pets and decorate their bikes. Judging by Kiwanis club members will start promptly at 8:30 a.m. on the YMCA parking lot. Ribbons will be given for first, second, third and honorable mention in each of some 80 categories. The parade itself is scheduled to move out at 10 a.m. with the Redlands Junior high band leading the way. The parade route will be from the YMCA west on Citrus to Orange, north on Orange to State, east on State to Ninth, then south on 9th to the Y parking lot again. Quote of Day SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Psychiatrist Dr. William C. Keating wanung wives not to continue to badger their husbands because they appear to be always quiet and meek: "They are the kind who take it and take it and finally on*, day—wham." Beginners class in square dancing starts at YMCA The Maverick Square Dance Club is cooperating with the YJICA in sponsoring a beginners class, which will open next Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. Jim JIcDaniels, one of lhe| leading callers in Southern California, will be in charge. Mr. McDaniel has developed a new- method in teaching beginners which keeps all of the couples in action all of the time. In the old method, one or at the most, two couples were active while the others watched. Now Jim keeps all of them going through the calls. Presidents Sam and Dora Salerno of the Mavericks will bc| in charge and have issued a special invitation for all couples interested to enroll. Single women and men can attend but they will have to take their chances on there being other singles present The classes will be held In the YMCA Auditorium, running from 8 to 11 p.m. Refreshments will be served. A charge of $1.00 per person per lesson will be the fee. Advance enrollment can be made at the YMCA by phone or in person, or by merely attending the first class. Square dancing, in addition to wholesome recreation and fellowship, gives the dancers plenty of exercise. Enrollment Hill be taken for the first three sessions and then closed. (Political Advertfatment) ELECT WILLIAM T. HARTZELL CITY COUNCILMAN mcrm msoAY. APHIL m — FOR — • ECONOMY IN GOVERNMENT • INFORMED PUBLIC • REVITALIZATION OF DOWNTOWN REDLANDS • PRESERVATION OF REDLANDS CULTURE AND BEAUTY • BROADENED TAX BASE • DESIRABLE INDUSTRY WILLIAM T. HARTZELL INCUMBENT (PoUUcal Advertiiement) Keep Redlands Strong WELCOME TO REDLANDS Collides with parked auto An automobile driven by Mary Cristy, 503 West C o 11 o n avenue, collided with a parked vehicle yesterday afternoon on East Citrus avenue. No injuries were reported accordmg to the police report. The parked auto was registered to Isabelo Lopez, 520 Second street The accident occurred near Sixth street on Citrus. Both autos were driven away by the owners after the collision. (PoUtical AdveHlMmentl Do You Wish To Be Represenfed On The City Council? Vote for CAkL A, GIESE But Not That Strong! VOTE "NO" April 14tb This Ad paid for. by ihe Citizens Commiftee fot Health, Sanitation and Beauty

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