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   San Marino Tribune (Newspaper) - September 23, 1948, San Marino, California                                 Home of the Famous Huntington Library and Art Gallery  an ■arinntSHbime  AND THE SAN MARINO NEWS  »  DEVOTED TO THE PROGRESS AND PROSPERITY OF SAN MARINO  The Finest Exclusively Residential City In The Entire West  Volume 21 — No. 28 — ATlaniic 2-5707  SAN MARINO 9, CALIFORNIA, THÜRS« SEPTEMBER 23, 1948  SYcamore 2-3343  7c COPY—$3 YEAR  COMMUNITY CHEST GOAL  i*  i?  i?  AT $26,400  There Will Be No Nixon Rally Mrs San Marino At Huntington Auditorium Tonight Will You Please  Along-  the Drive  Congressman Richard M. Nixon will not make an address in San Marino until some time in October. The meeting originally scheduled for tonight in the Huntington School auditorium has been called off. This was the announcement received from Mr. Nixon's office yesterday afternoon. It is a confirmation of the story carried in last week's Tribune.  Confirmation of the fact that tonight's meeting had been called off was made necessary due to the number of telephone calls received at this office during the past few days. It seems that a postcard which was made up well in advance, announcing the September 23 meeting got into the mail and was delivered Friday afternoon. Since that time we have been explaining that the cards were released in error and that'our story of last week was correct.  Congressman Nixon made a speech in San Francisco last night (Wednesday) and following that speaking engagement, took a night plane for Washington, where he arrived early this morning. Today, as you read this, Mi*. Nixon is in court as a representative of the Un-American Activities Committee, and when he will leave Washington for home again, is not known at this writing. Plans are still being made to hold the rally on October 6.  Scouts Hold Court Of Honor Monday Night  The initial San Marino Boy 'Scout Court of Honor for the school year will be held next Monday at 7:30. p.m. in the Huntington School auditorium. The court will be sponsored by Troop 1. Chairman Fred Garrison of the troop committee has arranged an excellent program featuring a sound motion picture on the firing of the German V-2 rockets atWhite Sands, N.M. This picture was, until recently, an Army secret and has since been secured through the courtesy of P. L. Savage, engineer of the General Electric Company.  Frank E. Jorgensen, chairman of advancements and Court of Honor will be in charge of the court.  Beggs Sells Drive Properly  Nathan J. Beggs. 1960 Huntington drive has recently sold 50 feet of business property on Huntington drive t o the Misses Myrtle M. and Nellie C. Runger of 764 N. Simmons, Montebello.  The property is located directly east of Priest and Company and is- at present being used as a parking lot. The new ,o\vners have no immediate plans for the site, but may later erect a one story business building to house two or more retail merchants.  Officer Foley Now Motor Sergeant  The appointment of police officer Wilbur L. Foley to position of Meter Sergeant was announced last week by Police Chief Glenn F. McClung.  Foley, whose new rank became effective on September 15, has been serving with the local force since December 1, 1946, and holds t h e highest seniority in the motorcycle division. He resides with his family at 124 Chestnut, San Gabriel.  One outstanding characteristic of a clever politician is to be able to put the vacuum cleaner on his constituents and  get the pulse of any situation. • • •  There will be no excuse for Randall Kerr from now on. The City Council just authorized him to buy a new vacuum  cleaner for use in the City Hall. • • •   !  Next time you drop in on him, he's sure to put it on you,  so plan to be circumspect. • • •  A card from our friend Pierre who is touring South America with his family carries a statement almost unbelievable. But he should know, so here it is, "A huge steak, with crepes Su-  zettes for only 35 cents." • • •  An additional mail box has been set up at the Richfield station, corner of Huntington drive and Ridge way. It will be welcomed by the business firms recently moved into the new  Smith & Sons building. • • •  And, by the way Mr. Carroll, is the mailbox now installed  permanently?  • • •  Yes, folks, the new Smith & Sons building is on Huntington drive. To prove it, the address i s: "2185 Huntington Drive."  • • •  Ed Ainsworth, in his new book, California Jubilee, refers to the Huntington Library as being in San Marino. Thanks, Ed. Recently, his paper, The Times, mentioned it as being in South Pasadena, Ed's home town.  • • •  If you haven't read the book, you must. It is a newspaperman's story about California and Californians. When you settlfe down to read it, you  will have struck it rich! • • •  Don't walk in a daze—  Always look both ways. • • •  From the inquiries we have had over the last month, San Marino needs a public stenographer.  • • •  And those making the inquiries as to where one can be found don't seem to care whether she is blonde or brunette.  Gas Still Available For Customers  We haven't seen any "Plenty of Gas" signs displayed in San Marino service stations, but on the other hand, there are no stations closed. All operators and owners of stations report that the supply is running low-, but they are still doing business.  In all stations, the regular gasoline is being dispensed because there is no Ethyl available.  All were trying to take care of their regular customers first, w r hich seemed to be the best news we had heard since the supply started to run low. From all indications, there will be enough gasoline for everyone.  Stay Home?  Don't think us rude or too presumptuous in suggesting that you stay home. Not today, but one day possibly during the next  4  couple of weeks. You see, that is when the new census is going to be taken. We want you to be sure to get your name included together with every member of your family.  The main objective of The Tribune in urging this new census -was to increase the revenue from the gasoline tax coming to us from the State. The disbursement of this tax is strictly on the per capita basis, so the more people we have the more money we will receive for street improvements, repairs and maintenance.  The exact dates for the canvass of the city will be announced later, but in the meantime you might make plans, so when the census taker rings your doorbell, you'll be there to open it and give her the information requested.  Tentative date for starting the work is October 4, but nothing definite has been announced yet.  Scharer Talks To Boiarians  Dr. Norman B. Scharer, public school administrator of Al-hambra will be the speaker at today's Rotary meeting at Pierre's. Dr. Scharer was a delegate to the UNESCO conference in San Francisco this summer, and is qualified to talk on International Service. His subject will be "It Matters What You Think."  At the meeting last Thursday, Rotarians were given a first hand report of England and her people by two young women who spent the summer in that country together with others on a good will tour. Miss Beverly Shepard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Shepard of West Haven road, told of her experiences and observations while living with English families and partaking of their hospitality. Miss Carol Folsom, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Clarence Folsom, 715 Winthrop road, gave a report based on the political and economic situation as she saw it. Both talks were enlightening and well received.  City Authorizes New Street Sweeper  At the last meeting of the City Council it was voted to purchase a new street sweeper. The one now in use has been on occasion out of commission because new parts were not available. Now that this particular vehicle is back in production, the city decided to purchase a new one.  An air-compressor drill for use in the park and street departments was also authorized. Sheffield Road Improvemeni  The Sheffield road improvements will start not later than October 1, according to advices given to the City Council by Engineer H. A. Barnett, who will supervise the work.  This street will be regraded and lowered to conform with the homes, after which curbs, sidewalks and gutters will be installed. In addition, a new pipe line for the water system will be put in the street, and all work is expected to be done at the same time so there will be less inconvenience to the abutting property owners.  PTA Safety Council Bequests City Fathers To Build Sidewalks  An urgent request that sidewalks be constructed on the north side of Huntington drive, from Virginia road east, was presented to the City Council at its last meeting by Valentine PTA.  The plea was in the form of a letter from Mrs. Leonard H. Gowdy, chairman of the safety  Appi  SCOUT PAPER DRIVE OCT. 9  Boy Scouts have announced that their fall drive for old -ewspapers and magazines will be held October 9. They ask that San Marinans start saving these items now.  Huntington Land Company Announces New Building For Drive  Plans for the immediate erection of a two-story building on Huntington drive were announced this week by A. G. Walker, president of the Huntington Land and Improvement Company. The building will occupy the site directly west of the P. L. Cowherd Company. According to the  plans and front elevation approved by the building commission of the City Council the building will have a frontage of 50 feet and will be of modern design.  The ground floor will be occupied by one of San Marino's larger business firms, and the  upstairs area will be taken over by the Huntington Land Company which at present has its offices in Los Angeles. Mr. Walker advises that it is the plan to get the building started immediately, and have it ready for occupancy before January 1.  committee of the school. She stated that at present there are no sidewalks on the north side of the drive from Virginia east to West Haven road, and with the increased number of children from this area attending schools, the condition presented a serious hazard. At present children walking to the police-protected crosswalk at Virginia road are forced to use the street, and the traffic is so heavy there is always the possibility of an accident occurring.  In discussing Mrs. Gowdy's letter, the Council felt that some protection for our youth was necessary. At the same time they were all hopeful of retaining the trees along the drive. The city engineer was asked to study the situation with the thought in mind of providing sidewalks and at the same time saving the trees which line the drive on this side of the street.  Bepublicans Select Finance Committee  It was announced this week by Bernard C. Brennan, Republican County Central Committee Chairman, that the ,12th Congressional District Finance Committee had been organized with headquarters at 512 East Valley boulevard, El Monte. Herman L. Perry of Whittier was appointed chairman of the finance committee, Frank E. Jorgensen of this city and Roy O. Day of Pomona, vice-chairmen; Arthur Kruse of Alhambra, treasurer.  Angle Parking Out With New Signals  With the installation of automatic signals at the intersection of Los Robles avenue and Mission street, angle parking will be eliminated. This is the decision of the City Council in approving the stop-and-go signals for this corner, which was made following the study of an extensive report issued by the Automobile Club.  The report recommending parallel parking as a substitute for angle parking is most complete. It means a change to parallel parking on the north side of Mission street between Euclid avenue and El Molino avenue, and on both sides of Mission street between Los Robles avenue and El Molino avenue. Parking in this area will be limited to one hour.  The Library contains more than 275.000 printed volumes, of which approximately half are rare source material, and about 1,000,000 manuscripts:. virtually all relate to Anglo-American civilization.  The Botanical Gardens and Arboretum occupy the 200-acre estate, with a Desert Garden, Oriental Garden, cycads, camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons featured.  fall fashion Issue  With this issue comes our Annual Fall Fashions edition which we heartily recommend to you.  It represents a sincere effort on our part to bring to you the latest in Fashions and Home Furnishings. It was planned strictly for San Marinans and it is our earnest hope you will enjoy it.  Co mmunity Council ropriates $2500 For Recreational Use  Scouts Get $1650 To Build Addition To Present Quarters  San Marino's Community Council, at its meeting Mr. Kuchei, who has been Monday night, approved a budget of $26,400 to be state Comptroller since 1946, raised during the Community Chest drive which is  of a  Ms Xe!?he°volume of C wS scheduled to start October 11. This is $1600 less than  Overhaul Tax Structure Says State Officer  San Marino's City Club opened the fall season Tuesday night with a four-star program which included Olive Mae Beach, soprano; Dr. George Adams, pianist; Thomas H. Kuchei, State Comptroller, and the chief speaker, and Ray Alexander, the club's representative to Boys' State last summer.  New Schedule For Dewey Visit  Governor Thomas E. Dewey's special train with Republican National Committeeman Mcln-tyre Faries aboard will arrive at the Los Angeles Union Station tomorrow afternoon 4 at 3:55, after which he will go immedi-« ately to the City Hall for a reception. Following this, his party will go to the Biltmore Hotel where he will rest until time to leave for his Hollywood Bowl appearance. The Bowl opens at 5 o'clock, and no tickets are needed for admission.  Kiwanians Publicize Huntington Library Among Visiting Members  Here is shown the recently-adopted badge with which San Marino Kiwanis Club decorates -visiting members from other clubs, thus furthering their acquaintance and home feeling among fellow Kiwanians. The new emblem distinguishes San Marino as the home city of the Huntington Library and Art Gal- F lery, a brief history and de- f scription of which appears on _ the reverse side, as shown. The idea and design was worked out by Kiwanians Dr. David McLean and Dr. W. Robert Irwin, appointed by President Leo H. Hepp, in collaboration with ' Huntington staff members, Dr. J. E. Wallace Sterling, director of the institution; Robert O. Schad, curator of rare books; ■ Ronald Townsend, curator of : the Botanic Gardens; William " Hertrich, curator emeritus of the Botanic Gardens, and Maurice Block, curator of art.  The Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery at San Marino, California, was estab- ^ lished ni 1919 by the late Henry -E. Huntington as a research li- -brary, art gallery, museum and botanical garden. The exhibitions were open to visitors in 1928.  The Art Gallery contains chiefly portraits of the British school of the 18th century, exhibited in the Huntington House among other objects of art— English and French furniture, French tapestries, English miniatures and Chelsea porcelain. The Arabella D. Huntington Memorial Art Collection, in the Library building, contains Italian and Flemish paintings of the 15th and 16th centuries, French sculpture, tapestries, furniture and porcelains t)f the 18th century.  performed, and some of his observations and opinions since being in public office. When the office was established in 1850, three employees were needed, whereas today there are 410 in the department. Twenty-five years ago the disbursements were $55,000,000, but today they have grown to almost $1,500,-000,000.  Speaking of subventions as prescribed by statutes, he felt many changes could be made and considerable overlapping corrected. Of the total taxes collected in the State 53 per cent goes out as aid to local governments. Of all taxes collected, the sales tax represents 40 per cent of the total income and as of now, the monthly take is approximately $25,000,000. He recommended serious consideration of tax structure by all organizations within the State and nation.  Miss Beach Pleases  The appearance of Miss Beach, f nationally-known soloist, and " her presentation of four varied numbers, was the highlight of the evening's entertainment. Dr. Adams, who offered two special piano selections, was enthusiastically received.  Ray Alexander found out how democracy works at Boys' State, and his sincere story of the experience was most impressive.  The club voted to increase the membership from 250 to 300. A nominating committee for next year was selected from among the members. They are: Leon G. Axtman, William Funden-berg, Larry Shepard and Eddie Nelson.  Volunteered And In All In One Day  Ernest (Rey) Purdum of 1660 Bedford road, who has spent most of his 19 years in San Ma-  Legion Presents Barton Badge  San Marino American Legion Post No. 239 met Wednesday evening, September 15 at San Gabriel Country Club after a vacation of two months. The new commander, Robert V. Edwards, and fellow officers of the year were installed by Marvin Smith as representative of the California State Legion Department.  John Barton, former commander, was presented with a past commander medal by Mr. Smith who expressed appreciation for his exemplary services in the office.  Speaker of the evening v/as Floyd Prante, principal of John Marshall High School in Los Angeles. A noted speaker on family relations, Mr. Prante spoke on the subject, "I Am a Family Man."  ERNEST (HEY)PURDUM  rino and is the son of the E. R. Purdums, learned recently that in some instances the Army Air Force loses no time. On Tuesday morning Rey volunteered, was given the first written examination, and to the credit of San Marino and South Pasadena schools, received a grade of 135 out of a possible 140.  Following a brief check-up at the Federal building in Los Angeles he was sent without time for lunch to Fort MacArthur where he passed the sficond written examination. Next morning he was given his physical tests, sworn in and immediately entrained for Lackland Field, San. Antonio, Tex. Time— 24 hours.  Youngster Gets Bump On Head  In a minor traffic collision Friday afternoon, September 10, at Huntington and Granada, Robert Hazlett, 3, riding with his father, Edward Hazlett of 128 South Bonnie, Pasadena, received a bump on the head and general shaking-up. He was taken in the city ambulance to Huntington Memorial Hospital for treatment.  The other car involved was said to be driven by Beatrice Nichols of Oceanside who was accompanied by Julia Upton of Los Angeles. None of the adults required medical attention and damage to the cars v/as not serious.  Mrs. Fuller, Albert Stewart Speakers For GOP Women  Mrs. Blanche Ford Williams and the executive board of the Republican Women's Club of San Marino have set Tuesday, .September 28 at 10 a.m. for the opening fall meeting of the club. It will be held at the home of Mrs. Morris D. Schatzman, 1925 Lombardy road where coffee  and doughnuts will be served promptly at 10 o'clock, following which the program chairman. Mrs. E. David Shoosham will present two speakers.  Mrs. Jean Fuller, president of council for the Southern Division of Republican women will give "Highlights of the National Convention." Mrs. Fuller was a member of the Republican committee which virtually "drafted" Governor Warren for the Vice-Presidential candidacy.  Assemblyman Albert I. Stewart, well known throughout the State for his interest in city and municipal government, will follow Mrs. Fuller, his subject be  ing "Legislative Measures on the Ballot." Mr. Stewart for 14 years was a city director for Pasadena and a director of the League of California Cities; also a member of the American Municipal Association representing California cities. He v/as the author of the Smog Bill. Mr. Stewart recently has served on several State committees. He is in a position to intimately know California needs. He 13 intensely interested in "good" government, arid won both nominations in his re-election to the State Assembly.  the amount raised last year. It was explained by Harold E. Dryden, president of the Cbmmunity  Council that the overall amounts earmarked for out of town agencies had been cut and the local agencies increased in the amount of $1300.  L. E. Shepard, chairman for the Community Chest drive announced at the meeting that all committees were being organized this week and that area captains and solicitors would be announced next week.  Beneficiaries Named  There are 28 beneficiaries listed in the budget as it was approved. They are:  American Hearing Society, $25; American Social Hygiene Society, $57; Boys Club of Pasadena, $1,500; Boys and Girls Aid Society ox Pasadena, $500; Braille Institute, $1,000; California Babies & Childrens Hospital, $750; Children's Hospital, $750; Hathaway Home, $750; La Casa de San Gabriel, $1,800.  Also Pasadena Child Guidance Clinic, $1,000; Pasadena Dispensary, $500; Salvation Army, $1,000; Boy Scouts, local, $966; Boy Scouts Council, $2,732; San Marino Cub Scouts, $540; Girl Scouts, local, $1,600; Girl Scouts Council, $2,900; San Marino Social Service and Philanthropy, $1,000.  San Marino Youth Recreational, $600; So. Pasadena-San Marino H.S. P.T.A. Welfare, $50; So. Pasadena Y.M.C.A., $2,625; U.S.O., $600; Travelers Aid Society, $1,000; Visiting Nurses' Association, $1,400; Community Council Expense, $750. Total, $26,395.  Treasurer's Report  David H. Fiscus, treasurer, in his report, stated there was a total of $6,173 in the working capital reserve, together with unused allocations of $12,890. This made a grand total of $19,064.  It was voted to donate the sum of $2500 to the recreational program, funds to come out of the working capital reserve. This action was taken fallowing a talk by Clyde E. Holley on the splendid recreational program v/hich had been put. on this summer and how well it had been received by the public in general.  The City Council underwrote for this year the budget of the recreational commission v/hich amounted to more than $16,000. This is double v/hat it was in years gone by, but the need for the augmented program v/as agreed upon a year ago, and the city fathers took the responsibility of backing it. The city's appropriation did not cover this full amount, so an appeal v/as made to the Community Council for assistance, and the action Monday night v/as an indication of how that body felt tov/ard San Marino's accelerated recreation program.  A sum of $1650 v/as appropriated to the San Marino Boy Scouts for use- in enlarging the Scout house facilities to store equipment of the Sea Scout troop. This amount v/as also taken from the working reserve and is not included in the budget as announced today.  ANNUAL CLOSING  This week-end is the last for visitors to Huntington Library and Art Gallery before the annual closing for renovation on October 1. Exhibits open as usual Saturday and Sunday, September 24, 25, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. The institution reopens November 2.   

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