Los Angeles Evening Citizen News from Hollywood, California on August 2, 1947 · 13
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Los Angeles Evening Citizen News from Hollywood, California · 13

Hollywood, California
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Saturday, August 2, 1947
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Second Section Saturday August 2 1 947 Bendix Trophy Race it I Planes Being Readied AUTHOR Mr and Mrs William Saroyan dine at the Har-Omar before starting back to San Francisco after a brief stay here to confer on the filming of “Time of Your Life” The novelist told his host ROAMING With AUSTIN Future Business Conditions Discussed “We’ve reached the top of a business- cycle and the down swing is beginning” Saul J Shepard investment counselor told Beverly Hills Exchange Club members this week “Does that mean that we are headed for a depression?” asked Kenneth D Holland attorney and the club’s immediate past president “Most of us think of a depression in terms of the 1929-32 one” answered Shepard “I don't think we'll have as serious a one this time We may have a recession like that of 1920 or 1938” W A Giraldin financier inquired: “Won't the reluctance of unions to accept lower wages for their members tend to keep prices up?” “I doubt it” remarked Shepard “Unions cannot prevent a depression In a business recession union members are going to be glad to accept a lower wage in order to keep their jobs” Bernard I) Lane property manager wanted to know if the tremendous demand in Europe for American help will forestall a recession “No” replied Shepard “not any more than the tremendous demand in this country for better homes clothes and food has forestalled recessions in the past” Gerald Oppenheim insurance executive asked about recent stock market trends Shepard explained: “A year ago the drop in stock market prices reflected anticipation of ihe present decline in business activity Stock prices have rallied from their recent lows but there is no sign that the downward trend is at an end” Graeme Joseph architect suggested that building construction is a good “bellWeather” of business conditions “It is an excellent bellweather” remarked Shepard “At present building construction is falling off because prices are too high” Cedric E Sanders lumber merchant commented: “There is such a tremendous demand for housing' that building construction must soon pick up” Charles E Johnson 81 Dies After Short Illness Charles E Johnson 81 of 1553 Gordon St retired Chicago department store executive and father of Roger C Johnson newspaper man died today after a short illness Born in Chicago Mr Johnson had lived in California for 27 years Besides his son he leaves a daughter Mrs Ellen Bergh of Los Angeles CURRENT EVENTS TODAY Ramburcer Home— 8:30 pm 1225 S Union Ave: Dance H-YAA Club — Hollywood Young Adults Assoclation—8 - pm Hollywood YMCA Dance TOMORROW Ohio State Society of Long Beach— 12 hoon (dinner) Bixby Park Long Beach Picnic Decatur and Rawlins County Kansas — 10 im Myles Avenue Park Huntington Park Picnic MONDAY Federation of State Socletlea— 12 noon 648 8 Broadway Lin Price “LegallsUcs of Rent Control" Loa Anaelei Transportation Club- 12 noon Rennaissance Room Biltmore Hotel Howard E Hill "Amailns Exploration" Town Hall— 12 noon Ballroom Biltmore Hotel chairman Joseph D Peeler Arthur N Young "China’' North Hollywood Rotary— 12:10 pm North Hollywood Woman's Club William Chace chairman Thomas B Kemp "California Economic Trends” Wilshlre Kiwanis— 12:10 pm Chapman Parle Hotel: Eugene Bow chairman Judge Harry C Westfall "Taxes" Beverly Hills Rotary— 12 noon Los Angeles Country Club A1 Madden chairman golf match between members Sherman Oaks Lions— 12:15 pm villey Park’Country Club Edward N Hall chairman: the Rev Edward McNair "Medlter-ranejn Highlight " MAKES RUSH TRIP TO HOLLYWOOD AROUND CONOVER The big demand for homes in America comes from families who make no more than $2500 a year and can pay no more than $6000 for a home” stated Shepard “Construction prices will have to drop a long way before we'll have many of those homes” L R Musselman insurance man asked: “Won't the removal of rent ceilings stimulate business?" "No” replied Shepard “it means that those who have their rent raised will have less money to spend for other things” Melvil A Sheldon post office official inquired: "What effect would passage of the income tax reduction bill have had?” “It would have stimulated business" commented Shepard "because lflore money would have been made available for consumer goods” Claude D Bedel stock broker is the club’s very popular new president Born in Belleville Illinois he received much of his schooling in St Louis which is only 14 miles from Belleville Five years ago he moved to Southern California “Our club” he commented "is going to do much community betterment work Though we were chartered only last March we are sending four deserving boys this summer to the Scout camp on Catalina Island We are studying many major service projects "The National Exchange Club has taken a definite stand against communism We intend to do our part along that line” Norman Selditz radio engineer was singled out to me as the club’s editor whose bulletin very nearly won first prize for the best Exchange Club bulletin submitted at the National Exchange Club convention- in Sacramento last month The Hollywood Exchange Club the sponsor of the Beverly Hills group was awarded top bulletin honors Allan H Kittell realtor and a most helpful member announced that the Beverly Hills Kiwanis Club has invited all sendee clubs to hear on August 14 at noon at the Beverly Hills Hotel General Jonathan Wainwright who is going into business in Beverly Hills POLICE STUMPED UNTIL MOTHER RESCUES 'PATSY' "Patsy” is learning two things today Her mother is teaching the two-year-old toddler that her full name is “Barbara Jean Maggiore” and that she lives at 340 La Veta Tr The home-work is a result of the bad two hours she gave police and juvenile officials yesterday after a radio car found her wandering around when they answered neighborhood reports of “a lost child” "My name is Patsy” is all she’d give as identification Mrs William Maggiore called to report a lost child When she described “Patsy" all involved relaxed Two Veteran Amputees Will Advise Disabled Disabled veterans will be advised in the selection and purchase of artificial limbs by Edward Ruzika and Herbert F Rosoff two veteran amputees now serving as heads of the new prosthetic appliance unit of the Los Angeles regional office of the VA at 1031 S Broadway VA officials announced today Ruzika lost both legs ih the Battle of the Bulge Rosoff his assistant lost a leg when his plane was shot down over Germany Yegishe Harout that his idea of a vacation is to write a book He did just that on his recent vacation in New York and the story will be published this fall (Citizen-News photo) Reputed Prince Files $50000 Suit Against Arrowhead SAN BERNARDINO Aug 2 flIE)— Mosalskii Massainoff reputed Russian prince today sued Los Angeles Turf Club owners of Lake Arrowhead for $50000 for taking away his rights as a property owner on the lake He said that since the Turf Club bought the lake it had raised dock fees from $1 to $25 or $75 and boat fees from $1 to $25 He said it also had failed to maintain the efficient police force property owners had been promised He asked Superior Court for the damages and for declaratory relief 25 ZDMA BEACH FIRE CIRCLES SET FOR USE TONIGHT Twenty-five concrete fire circles will be ready for wiener-roasting tonight at the Southeast end of Zuma Beach the County Parks and Recreation Department announced today Installation of the equipment at Zuma in the Topanga area West of Malibu was decided upon as a test and ends a long ban on wiener-roasting on the beaches Other pits probably will be built at other beaches if the public keeps the sand clean around the the pits it was announced Injuries From Fall Cause Woman's Death Mrs Mary Belle Cloggett 38 died today in La Brea Hospital of injuries suffered in a fall from the window of her room at a hotel at 8152 Sunset Boulevard The fall occurred yesterday Police began investigating the circumstances DROOPERT 'Wanted— Droopert' Sign Displayed in City Hall Ceremony Adding impetus to the Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce’s month-long safety campaign Mayor Bowron ha tacked a “Wanted— Droopert” sign on the bulletin board of his City Hall office In a ceremony attended by such civic leaders as Chief of Police C B Horrall Municipal Court Judges Ray P Brockman and H Leonard Kaufman City Traffic Engineer Ralph Dorsey and Junior Chamber President Doug Freeman Bowron yesterday urged the citizenry to “Keep Droopert off the highways” Southland readers get their first glimpse of the appropriately namj ed Droopert today but it is expected he will be a familiar figure by month’s end Bowron said You will havt a swell time t Bass Lake end Yosemite Puk everything- WRITE BONNIE-B — BONNIE - LA-Cleveland Speed Try Set for Aug 30 BY EVALEEN LOCKE The nation’s “most souped-up hot rods of the air" are eing prepared today to take to the skies from Van Nuys arly Aug 30 to compete for $24000 worth of prizes in le annual Bendix Trophy Race to Cleveland The planes dll be impounded at noon Aug 29 and the first one will et under way by 6:30 am the following morning Arrangements are being made by the Aviation Main-rnance Corp to handle milling lousands of spectators expected converge on Metropolitan Air-art for the start of what may be j le speediest competition in thej 3-year history of the National ir Races Repeaters will be in the cockpit ne-up this year: Paul Mantz the veteran Hollywood stunt and air charter pilot who won last year's 2045-mile dash to Cleveland will be in it with a special P-51 Mustang Another of his North American P-51's will be piloted by Tommy Mayson of 13905 Burbank Blvd Van Nuys who placed third in the 1946 race The fourth-place winner William F Eddy of La Jolla will be in it again this year with a P-51 Joe C DeBona an ex-Army flier of 339 N Beverly Dr Beverly Hills will fly a P-51 under the sponsorship of Jimmy Stewart The actor will try to get away from the Broadway theater where he is doing a summer engagement to dash to Cleveland to welcome DeBona when he clocks in Aug 30 FOUR WOMEN PLAN START Four women may be among the starters Jacqueline Cochtan Odium a past Bendix winner who came in second last year has given no formal indication that she will race again but she habitually is a last-minute entrant Two feminine pilots definitely are in the line-up however One is Mrs Dianna Cyrus of Ling-dooley Ranch Santa Paula who set a Los Angeles-Denver record recently The other is Jane Page of Willmett 111 Mrs Cyrus has a Douglas A-26 while Miss Page will attempt the meet in a Lockheed P-38 Dori Marland of Malibu a former Wasp filled out the entrance blank but the plane she planned to use is not available She is now trying to obtain another 'A Lockheed P-38 is 'being stripped down at Aviation Maintenance Corp until it resembles a jet P-80 with propellers It is being modified for Glenn McCarthy millionaire Texas oil man who came here Thursday in his private “flying yacht” to have a look at its progress Jim Ruble of Houston will pilot the ship which has gasoline tanks hidden in unconventional places Rules of the race allow gas tanks to be jettisoned en route if 222T“JRL“Sr RES' S people below Cook Cleland of Cleveland who is entering three planes is leasing 350 acres of farm land in Missouri for his gas tank "target” Also entered in the race are Edmond P Lunken of Cincinnati and Richard Becker of Toledo Several others are reported ready to compete yon Dr will act as official starter SEPARATE JET PLANE RACE j again this year Today he an-A separate race is set up for nounced his committee as H Dud-jet planes As they are military ley Wright assistant starter Jo-ships they cannot compete for seph Marrott referee Frank prizb money but will attempt to Weber Jr and Urban L Beh set new marks Besides the latest j timers Charles Fischer C A in Lockheed P-80's two or more Shoop and Lawrence Phelan 'Financier' Guilty of Fraud In Secret Gasoline Swindle A scheme to put "steam engines in busses and trucks” and to market a secret “odelene” gasoline resulted today in the conviction of Harry Allen Casteel 50 “financier” on four counts of mail fraud He will be sentenced Aug 10 Casteel was found guilty late yesterday by a jury in the Federal courtroom of Judge Leon Yank-wich Testimony revealed Casteel tempted two would-be employes to lend him approximately $6000 with fabulous accounts of orders by national firms for his engines and gasoline He further convinced them with two signed contracts offering them $60000 a year each to manage his “plants” No motors were ever produced and no salaries were forthcoming the two tesified Stories that he had “friendly business arrangements” with nationally known financial groups helped convince the victims William S Francis 6170 Sepulveda Blvd Culver City and Sam Blau 1743 Ogden Dr they testified William Jeffers retired head of the Union Pacific Railroad testified that he had been "bothered" by Casteet but had no interest in his grandiose plans Those plans according tn Assistant U S Attorney Paul Fitting prosecutor included the fictitious purchase of the Douglas Santa Monica plant for $7600-000000 and another surplus war factory Casteel allegedly obtained the “loans” from his two "employes” by saying he was waiting for a $750000 inheritance and had a CATTLE and GUEST RAHCH our ranch in the pine country ntar $90 per week per couple includes NORTH FORK CALIF B “ i- ’whoosh” across the 2045 miles The jets last year averaged 494 miles per hour as compared with the 435 Mantz did in the race that lasted four hours 42 minutes and 14 seconds This year's jet ships however are expected to approach the supersonic range Larry Therkelsen of 2583 Can- bank credit of $1500000 A low-voiced brunette described as a “women of mystery" when Casteel was indicted by the Federal Grand Jury appeared to testify saying she was his wife She said Casteel really intended to market the two products The mail-fraud charges resulted when Francis and Blau appeared at the office of US Attorney James M Carter with letters from Casteel offering to hire them as plant supervisors Casteel with no steam engines in evidence or “Oderline” gas in the vicinity was arrested by the FBI in Omaha Dr Waterman Rites Set for Tomorrow Funeral services for Dr Herbert Waterman 44 head of the chemical engineering department of the University of Southern California will be held at 10 am tomorrow at Groman Mortuary Chapel The body will be shipped to Philadelphia where interment will be held Credited with over 40 patents Dr Waterman was an authority in chemistry and electronics and was the developer of numerous new processes for refrigerants and insecticides He died Thursday He leaves his widow Beatrice R and a brother William Waterman president of the Waterman Manufacturing Co of Philadelphia WASHERS 1-DAY SERVICE Si MW in ta (amhl in aakimn Waikar anlca tv a nn luia aar arathcr (area am la va-mr itranith Fall alien ana aiaaiat imiea hat mala ai Hallya4'n lanant ladio ant aaillanta kaalv NICHOLSON’S — HI-5155 410 SUNSET (LVD ROAMIN' TURTLE 'Lady' Taped Sad Recovers From Accident Having laid seven turtle eggs supposedly fertile in the garden "Lady” carefully smoothed the earth over them and left them to hatch in the warm sun Then she celebrated her escape sponsibilities by a jaunt down the driveway Her presence there was detected when Mrs Cecil L Shotwell backed out of the garage There was a crackling sound that heard all over the 1400 block on N Genesee where for seven years “Lady” has been a neighborhood BROKEN SHELL Leaping from her car Mrs Shotwell discovered that "Lady’s" hell had been broken and that he turtle was in pain and bleed-ng She hastily summoned her tusband Dr Cecil Shotwell from its office r Now "Lady” is ambling ab'out he Shotwell garden with her ihell heavily taped over some an-iseptic and healing applications iVhen Dr Shotwbll last changed he dressing she was doing well ind keeping an anxious eye on he garden spot where little tur-:les are supposed to come out of hose eggs The time for this went is overdue and “Lady” Is icting a little abashed whenever ler owners join her in the routine nspection FAMILY PET “Lady” has soent the past savin years with the Shotwells except for an interlude at the home Df a neighbor who had several turtles including a “Gentleman” who caught “Lady’s” fancy Two of "Lady’s” closest friends are “Tippy" a cocker-toy sheep dog and Charleah Shotwell 12 who attends the Gardner School and temporarily is playing nursemaid to “Lady" Woman’s $1500 atch Stolen The crime rate was down but the dollar value of thefts was high ir the Southland today as three jobs netted crooks nearly $9000 Mrs Rachelle Feinberg wife of a well-to-do New York businessman said her hotel room at 2025 N Argyle St was burglarized of a $1500 hand-made wristwatch The watch was lifted from a jewelry box while Mrs Feinberg was absent Meanwhile police jailed Daniel L Raymond 30 ice cream salesman who was quoted as saying an $85 watch at the Stromberg iew-elry store 6439 Hollywood Blvd slipped into his pocket while he reached for a cigaret Store officials said Raymond was examining four watches one of which vanished suddenly At Malibu a Hollywood hotel man Pep Alphonse De Lucia told Sheriff’s deputies his car was looted of $4000 in cash and jewelry while he cooled off in the surf Three bandits staged a $3200 payroll robbery at a service station at 3600 E Third St and then escaped in a car which bore no license plates police said INKOORAPH PENCIL POINTED FOUNTAIN PEN Perhaps you find writing hard work —most people do But not Inkograph users They simply dash off letters business reports memos like rolling off a log Inkograph’s exclusive features mfke possible a lot of important things thatwouldmakean ordinary fountain en throw up its ands The secret is in the smooth ball-like 14-kt solid gold point that !'lides like a soft ead pencil A I 0r St$Hntry Dtpt Phone & Mail Order Filled ONLY HOLLYWOOD CITIZEN Stationery Store 6364 Hollywood Blvd HO-1234 SHE’S DOING NICELY— Lady a turtle liberally encased in adhesive plaster and antiseptic dressings to heal her shell cracked in a traffic accident receives attention from her Mistress Charleah Shot-well and Tippy (Citizen-News photo) $78000 DebtsSH Listed by Hill Richard Junius Hill 57 now of Oakland and formerly of Los Angeles and Pasadena listed debts of $78834 and assets of personal effects valued at $350 in bankruptcy proceedings he instituted in San Francisco the Associated Press reported today Liabilities included promissory notes going back to 1920 many made out in Los Angeles Pasadena and Riverside Police records show Hill served a term in San Quentin from 1940 to 1943 for violatthg the state “blue sky" se Bridge Contract Let Bent Construction Co Los geles has been awarded a co for construction of a steel bridge over the Santa Clara" and the Southern Pacific way about 18 miles east of gus on Federal aid s highway 830 at $25140 —r

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