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   Arcadia Bulletin (Newspaper) - October 17, 1940, Arcadia, California                                 <3âHÏvV  C  “Arcadia’s Home Newspaper  »  Volume 3, Number 3  Arcadia, California, Thursday, October 17, 1940  $1 per year—single copy 5c  in com  IMPROVEMENT  •Bids for the improvement of Huntington Drive, between Holly and Baldwin avenues, were opened at the Arcadia City council meeting on Tuesdy evening. The contract was awarded to Harvey B. Adair of El Monte for $7,912.50.  ISeveral street improvement projects are contemplated, and it was decided to advertise for bid3 for curbs and shoulders on Wheeler street and for 1000 feet of curbing on Santa Anita below Diamond street, also for paving in rear of the city hall. These bids will be opened on ¿November 6.  An adjourned meeting will be held on October 22, when contracts wijl be signed for the Huntington Drive work.  The second reading was made of tne proposal to change the name of Central avenue to Sierra boulevard.  A request for a 90 day leave of absence by Fireman William iC. Touchon was denied.  A communication was read from Glen Dyer Post No. 247, American Legion, requesting the city to provide additional receptacles for flags. This was reierred to street committee.  A letter was read from the Arcadia Co-ordinating Council,  ” requesting the city to communicate with the Statie Highway Department in regard to a study of the tralfic problems on Iiunt-.ngton Drive. Rei'erred to the street committee.  A request was read from the Boy Scout committee, asking permission to use city property west of cabin on Wheeler street for Scout activities.  Fred A. Barnard asked permission to remove a sycamore tree at 444 West Walnut.  Fellowship Club Will Open Season With Venison Dinner  Veniscm stew, hunter’s mulligan, an address by E. D. Kizer and music bjy Merle Handock will feature Ladies Nigltt at the season’s opening session of the* Men’s Fellowship Cltfb of the Arcadia Community Church Monday evenng. The dinner is to be at 6:45.  A quartet of men from the Club make an annual trek to hunting regions in Modoc Co. The party this year was composed of Rev. N. Milo Fiske, Frank Glasser, J. L. Munson and John Vandebur. They have brought back enough game to provide a part of the menu for Mlondayls meeting.  The speaker for the occasion E. D. Kizer, is a lecturer, former Special Assistant to the Secretary of State, and now head of Kizer Business College, Los Angeles. He will discuss the timely subject of Democracy in Latin America.  Merle Hancock, director of music at the Trinity Methodist Church of Los Angeles, and a new resident of Arcadia, will sing several baritone solos, accompanied by Harold Johns.  Reservations are being taken for the dinner, and facilities are limited only the first 300 requesting reservations, it has been announced by 'those in charge.  Annual Flower Show By Womans Club November 9  The date of the annual Flower Show of the Woman’s Club of Arcadia is always a red letter day. For many years this occasion has brought from the gardens of the city, specimens of plants and blossoms for array at the show.  November 9 was announced for this event, at the meeting of the Garden Section, sponsor of the Flower Show, on Wednesday, October 9, at the home of Mrs. Ruth Wagoner, Longden avenue.  The Begonia Society of San Gabriel Valley will have a display at the show, which is to be competitive, ribbons to be awarded to winnfngi e,;tmes. Different nurseries will also be displayed, according to Mrs. Elsie Murfett, chairman of the Garden Section.  On November 7, the District Garden Conference will meet as guests with the Arcadia section, for a pot luck luncheon at Arcadia County Park. A tour of Arcadia gardens will feature the afternoon, including the Blanchard chrysanthemum gardens, Dr. Lauder, Fallen Leaf road, J. N. Giridlian, Foothill tolvd. and a nide ’through the Ranch.  Con. Jerry Voorhis In Southern Calif,  This Week  Arriving at San Dimas on the Santa Fe Chief at 10:30 Thursday morning Congressman Jerry Voorhis will ba in tSnuthern California for a week conducting executive hearings for the Dies Committee. The hearings will be based upon recent investigations of the F. B. I. and investigators for the Dies Committee in Southern California, and may include sensational developments in connection with the aircraft industry here.  It was the result of investigations in Southern California, and throughout the country, revealing operations of foreign controlled organizations which prompted Congressman Voorhis to introduce the alien organization registration bill (H. R. 10094) which recently passed the House of Representatives without a dissenting vote, was approved by the senate and is now awaiting the President’s signature.  While his time will be limited, due to the hearings for the Dies Committee, the Congressman will make a few pub-' lie appearances in the Twelfth Congressional District to report on activities in Washington.  Anticipating traffic (problems and loss of busines/., a number of Arcadia business men have petitioned the Chamber k>f Commerce to delay start of the Huntington drive underpass until after the racing season, it waa announced at the meeting Monday evening of the chamber board of directors.  Arthur Gould was appointed chairman of a committee to contact state highway officials about the underpass and serving with him will be W. H. Humphries, John Houlihan and Fred Purner, director of publicity at Santa Anita race track.  Arcadia will again be represented by a float in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, it was voted by the directors. Mr. Harold Johns, will be in charge to be assisted by John Houlihan Glenn Dysart and W. H. Hum-pnries as an advisor.  Progress was reported on the proposed introduction oi bus service to connect Arcadia witn Monrovia, Temple City and El Monte. Ernie Logan manager oi the Arcadia Taxi Co., appeared before the directors to explain new rates of his company. W. H. Humphries was appointed chairman of a committee to work with Logan in establishing rate zones.  The Arcadia Chamber ol Commerce will again offer a trophy for the Arcadia race on the opening day of the meet, Dec. 28, the trophy to be selected by Chester Hasson and Kay Dickinson.  Other appointments included chairman of the national defense committee. Progress on that of Capt. John Record as the proposed installation of stop and go signs was reported by H. E. Coleman who gave results on a questionnaire submitted to Arcadians.  ARCADIA BULLETIN ADJUDICATED LEGAL NEWSPAPER  In the Superior Court in Los Angeles, October 10, the Arcadia Bulletin was given a decree of adjudication which makes it eligible, without argument, 'iq publish any legal matter.  Chest Manager Thanks Heloers  October 15. 1940 1   I  The Arcadia Community Chest, at the close of the successful drive for funds, desires to express its thanks to all subscribers for their generosity and support.  Without this financial help the seven agencies comprising the Chest, could not be maintained.  To the Captains of the 46 sections and their able assistants who solicited pledges .also to those office workers serving without pay, please accept my full appreciation and gratitude. The Chest is indebted for unusual devotion to the cause, to Mr. Eberly, President. Mr. -Canffield, Treasurer and to Miss  Betty Harn, for clerical work.  Sincerely,  ARCADIA COMMUNITY CHEST  By Thos. P. Kelso, Campaign Manager.  The Community Chest drive this year was somewhat slower than last year but there had been $3136 turned in up to and including October 14th. This is still short of the goal of $5056 which was needed to continue the .assistanae given the past few years to character building | organizations in the city.  STARTS TODAY  The second annual ^anta Anita $1,000 open golf tournament gets under way today over the county owned golf course in Arcadia County; park with an entry list of over $00  0 f the game’s finest golfers.  Today’s event is an amateur lady pro sweepstakes. Entered in the event are such names as Ralph Guldahl, 1937 and 1938 National Open Champion, Olin Dutra, of the Wilshire former P. G. A. and National title holder, Ellsworth Vines, tennis star, Freddy Fitzsimmons, Arcadia’s baseball hero, Marshall Duffield former U. S. C. football star, Bob Hope, radio and screen comedian, Mrs. Bob Hope, Fay Coleman, Jane Cothran, runner up in the National Woman’s championship last month at Del Monte. Peggy ’Graham, Clara Callander, Charley Lacey, and of er notables.  Roger Jessup, chairman of the Board of »Supervisors, will hit the official first ball this morning with other members of the Board of Supervisors in attendance.  On Friday, the same field of golf stars, minus the women, cash and prizes. On Friday the will start the 72 hole grind for lirst 18 holes will be played. Saturday the second 18 holes are on tap with the final 36 holes to be staged on Sunday.  ’  Cutting  Civil Service Examinations  The U. S. Civil Service Commission has announced an examination for substitute clerk-carrier, postoffice service, at. Arcadia, California. Closing date for application October 21st, 1940.  For information in regard to the requirements and the character of the examination, and for application blanks, apply to the Secretary, Board of U. S. Civil Service Examiners, Post Office, Arcadia.  Arcadia  Homecoming For High School Will Be November 11  Plans for a Homecoming for alumni of the Monrovia Arcadia Duarte high school on Nov. 11 were announced today following a meeting held by Principal A. K. Wilson and Ooach Eugene McAllister with an alumni committee composed of Del Hun-gerford, Bill McCullagh, Jim Gilliam, Jack Gaffney, Alvin Flannes, Tom Master|son, Baxter Kimbrough, Max Littlejohn and Howard Dickson.  Features of the Homecoming will be a football game in the afternoon with Morttebello followed in the evening by a dance in the high {school gym. An alumni band will entertain during halves of the football game.  Advanced! registration booths for the Homecoming will be set up in Monrovia and Arcadia at location’s to be announced later.  The High School Alumni asso-  cation hopes for the support of  all former /students in making  the Homecoming a success. All  alumni who would be interested in agisting are asked to get in touch with any member of the association.  Arthur Gould Receives News Of Death Of I Son-in-law  Afthur Gould proprietor of Arthur’^ Menshop, received word Wednesday of the dpath of his son in law, Duroc A. Jecker, at his home in Mill Valley, California. As Mrs. Gould had been up there with her daughter and son in law for some time, Mr. Gould took a plane trip up there last night and will spent today with his family then fly back in time to be in his place of business on Friday. The Menshop will be closed all day today.  Institution  Auxiliary Accepts  Membership  Challenge  The regular meeting -of the American »Legion Auxiliary was held on Thursday night, with Mrs. Gladys Wells presiding.  A detailed membership report was given by Mrs. Olga Ewing, showing 43 paid up members. The membership challenge oi the Legion was accepted, the losers to give a dinner to the winners.  Mrs. Helena Scofield gave a report of the By Laws eomm.it-tei\ of which she is chairman.  (   •Several officers of the 18th ! district were guests, including Mrs. Ruth Buizard, district president, Mrs. N'ettie Farnsworth, sergeant aft, arms, Mrs. Wallie Kerr, chairman rehab, committee, and Ellen Norris, president Past Presidents parley.  Refreshment committee included Mrs. Olga Ewing, Mrs. Mary Cline, Mrs. Virginia Cummings, Mrs. Dorothy Carver and Mrs. Katherine Rede.  Will help y#u finance  Good Government Meetings Resume In November  The Arcadia Good Government Association will resume its regular monthly meetings next month. At a meeting of j the Board of Directors held at , the home of the president, A. P. Mintes, it was decided to continue the regular monthly meetings of the organization on the second Thursday of November, and thereafter each month. The meetings will be held in the Womans Club House, commencing at 8:00 p. m. A further announcement will be made later as to the program for the first meeting.  Arcadia County Park Begins Winter Program  Starting Friday the 18th we  t  will have the bath house open flor evening play, there will be Ping Pong, Shuffle Board, cards checkers and Quoits. There will be no evening play on Saturday and Sunday at the park.  Play will be from Monday ‘through Friday up to 9:00 p. m.  The football team at the park have been practicing every Saturday for the last month. All boys wishing to play on a team at the park please come out and register. Plans are to have Midgets, Jrs., and Srs. football teams so all boys have a chance to play on a team.  We are teaching the boys to punt, place kiok and drop kick. Plana are under way to send a few of the boys down to the Adoir Flying Football Contest to be held soon in Los Angeles.  Your old or new Home   

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