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Arcadia Tribune (Newspaper) - December 4, 1947, Arcadia, California Downtown area stores open tomorrow until 9 p. M. Two sections sixteen pages Arcadia Public dance series opens saturday Len Castle orchestra to provide music Len Castle and his orchestra will open a series of Arcadia Public dances saturday night at the woman a club. The dance starts at 9 p. In. Sponsored by the Junior chamber of Commerce the dance series is a City recreation department p r o j e c t. Handling the arrangements arc Bill Yankley Paul Thorsen John Herrin and Warren Hunter with All Junior chamber members exchanging tickets for a Dona Mona alternating adult dances with a teen age dances during the series the Junior chamber will open the series with music designed for All dancers. The Castle orchestra features a sol Vox Organ attachment to the piano and a Sweet Lawing i style similar to Freddy Martins j band. Handling the vocals Are Len himself doing the ballads and Mike Nutter doing the blues numbers and scat songs. Tile arrangements Are styled for a maximum of a dance ability a and j Castle was selected for the dance for exactly that reason. Originally scheduled for the masonic Temple the dance has been shifted to the woman a club since the tickets were printed. A it will be swell to have regular Arcadia dances where you can get Good music without having to drive All Over the county and where you can enjoy an evening with plenty of familiar faces a was the reaction of j one ticket buyer. Junior chamber and recreation j officials have expressed the Hope that the civic dance series can become an institution like the Glen j Dale and Pasadena Public dances j Only 17 shopping Days until Christmas a Alj huh pfc i ome again it Ocson t sound Light but pictures dont lie. This one was taken in Arcadia la. Art Whipple Back from nine weeks7 tour of South or. And mrs. Arthur Whipple. 1004 South Alta Vista returned sunday from a nine weeks Auto tour through the deep South Florida and up the East coast to Baston where relatives of mrs. Whipple were visited. The Whipple covered Over 9,000 Miles by motor not counting a Side Aerial trip to Havana Cuba. Whipple said they returned sooner than expected because they were homesick for Arcadia and that there is no place like Home. They Are showing several pictures taken in Arcadia la. They report the food wonderful in new Orleans and that you can give the East Back to the indians. Prepare plans for six units in c Ivic Center and Arcadia nfw4 a a Arcadia California thursday dec. 4, 1947 downtown area decorated for Holiday season night shoppers get preview tomorrow although the night Christmas shopping period does not open until dec. 12, a preview will be Given tomorrow night when the lights go on for the first time on arcadians Street decorations a n d merchants keep their stores open until 9 p. In. 1 he ginning dec. 12 stores will be open every night until Christmas. Climaxing tile efforts of Arnold Hage decorations chairman for the merchants association and the i chamber of Commerce Roy Long William Wookey mrs. Nell Sims mrs. John Miler and o her workers the decorations were completed this week by the Foley decorating and advertising company. Tinsel streamers now Eros first Avenue and Huntington drive with Bells j stars and lights brightening the garlands. Decoration of the downtown District was made possible through the contributions of Santa Anita hardware Boller and boiler James n Walker w. Mel Wilson Bank of America Miller appliances kiddie Kottage merry a Kratavil shoe repair Lessin studio Western Auto sippy or. Ethel c. Guinther Don Felipe Market Mckenzie engineering Strommen engineering burch., a a. ,. A a ill Market Reinhardt clean ers 1 was sought and achieved recently by joint action of of Santa Anita appliance san gab Ordina Ting Council the Arcadia Parent teacher Council and Arcadia merchants according to a report Given by mrs. Joseph h. Day motion picture chairman at councils meeting tuesday. Arcadia merchants had unwittingly lured a Nadia children to a theater vol. Xxx no. 49 number Jook Tom Baker right 300tn member of the chamber of Commerce gets certificate from Clifford s. Lance president of the chamber. A Tribune photo. Joint action brings improvement in kids7 matinee situation Here by Nancy Hutton single sewer contract Best say Bond firms investment companies Beck City s Choice cognizant of the discussions going on among some of the citizens concerning the Wisdom of letting just one or several contracts for arcadians huge lateral sewer system City officials have sought advice from the Best sources obtainable. Letters were received this week from two of them indicating an overwhelming preference for the one contract method. The first letter came from Jame a Donjon of the los Angeles investment firm and states a it is our studied opinion that the Job in question be let As one Job from the standpoint of the Bond purchaser the City As a whole excavation of sewers through the first Avenue business District has been postponed until after Christmas according to a. M. Bawn county sanitation Engineer. Assurances that the work will not go beyond first Avenue school were Given City officials this week in answer to pleas from the merchants association and chamber of Commerce who feared an Adverse effect on Holiday shopping volume. Betterment of the local juvenile motion picture situation Paul Kingsbury architect has been commissioned to prepare plans j for a group of six buildings com prising a new civic Center Here. The buildings Are to be construct de on a plot 600 by 1,400 feet on i Huntington drive near Colorado Boulevard. The initial project involves a new City Hall for which plans have already been prepared. Other proposed buildings include an adult education department Start Ai a a three unas of Square dance events to a buildings. Funds will be pro i accumulated current Square dancing starts tomorrow night at Holly in answer to the current demand for Square dancing the City recreation department and the . Series of Square dance events tomorrow night at Holly school kindergarten. With Jack Russell of Pasadena calling the dancing and giving instruction the Dane 3 starts at 7 30 p in., music supplied by a Santa Anita appliance record machine and amplifier. During the two hour session arcadians will learn american and foreign Folk dances. If the demand for Square dancing continues the events will be held every week according to Eugene Bowen City recreation department director. Video from funds but no estimate of Cost has been made. Riel Valley lumber Arcadia build my materials Arcadia lumber Shaw lumber or. H. C. Field Roxy Sseeley jewelry or. C. H Lauder tron engineering or. E c Underhill t. Guy Cornyn Market Basket Happy a liquor Carlton a or. C. W. Carlson Ovitt Leaky Margaret Scott Pines Coffee shop child a bakery Osborn cleaners Valley cab Bagnall a drug Arcadia i continued on Page 2 Sanita Sage crazy a you read i the newspapers that one out of every 16 is crazy. You Start checking. There is your own family wife and two kids they re alright. They out smart you too much to be crazy. Then the Mother in Law. She a crazy like a Fox that s four. Then there is the Man and wife next door who come in to play Bridge once in a while. They re except he a liable to give you a crazy bid once in a while. Then there a the two buddies you go Hunting and fishing with. They re of. That a eight then there a your father and Mother. There was a time when you were younger you thought they were crazy but you be found out different. Then a couple of aunts and uncles. That 12. Then that fellow at the Gas station you go to football games with. He a certainly . The two men that work with you in the store Are . Then your brother in Santa Ana. He a smart. Gee that s 16 and nobody in the Bunch ii crazy. Then a terrible thought hits you. Gee whizz Golly maybe ifs you playground getting All sewer dirt within two Miles with 250 truck loads of dirt already dumped into the area filling of the Santa Anita Vista playground site was nearing completion this week. Another too loads will be dumped according to Alvin a. Johnstone. City inspector for the sewer project. Dirt from All sewer excavations within two Miles of the playground site at Colorado and second Avenue is going into the area which is 630 feet Long 286 feet wide at the North end and 20 feet wide at tile South end. Meanwhile the excavation of the new Reservoir on double drive went into its second week with dirt be j ing hauled to the playground site i and approach to the Colorado Bridge 1 Over Santa Anita Wash. The Raser voir i i be 20 feet deep to feet i in diameter and will hold 1,900,000 Gallons. Extension of streets into the new three cities subdivision has begun. Chamber business directory going to every Home the business directory published by the Arcadia chamber of Commerce is now in process of distribution first distribution will include ill business firms and it is estimated that it will take three weeks before Complete coverage of All the Homes in the City can be made. A Jack Russell was the Man behind the directory a project requiring a lot of thought planning and hard work a said William d. Libby chamber Secretary. The directory was printed by the Tribune. Each resident is urged to keep this directory As it contains information often needed including All City organization Church Utility school and other information. In addition to the Complete list of All organizations in the City the 88-Page Booklet attractively bound in a yellow and Green cover includes a Complete Street guide and map of the City. Featured on the cover is a photograph of the Beautiful Santa Anita Golf course. R Howing undesirable films through a promotion Effort involving a drawing on a bicycle. The merchants Many of whom have children of their own were unaware of the Type of films being shown parents of first Avenue school Yle saturday matinee and co seventh and eighth Grade pupils will i operated in asking a change of policy on the part of the theater Man sessions gement. First Avenue parents visit school tonight a go to school tonight. Attending eight minute for each hour class attended by their children the parents will answer the school Bell at 7 30 p. Rn., reporting to the Home rooms and taking Over their children a regular daytime class schedule. Upon completion of the classes there Wall be an Assembly in the auditorium with refreshments served by a committee. The parents night was arranged to give mothers and fathers an idea of the curriculum and classroom procedure at first Avenue according to Don Miller principal. Assurances have been received that Only approved films will be shown at the matinees in the fun youth injured in Bike car crash i eleven year old Phillip Youjon Roche suffered Mirror injuries tuesday when his Bike collided with a car driven by Herman a. Anderson 69, of Fontana at first and Huntington. Two new streets proposed Here when the planning commission meets tonight the opening of two new streets will be discussed. Public hearing will be held on the opening of seventh Avenue from Duarte to Camino real. Reports irom the City Engineer and the water superintendent on the opening of fourth Avenue Between Camino real and Longden also will be heard. In a second Public hearing the commission will study a proposed variance for a real estate office at 45 Bonita. The commission met monday night with Gordon Whitnall planning consultant on further preliminary work on the City a master zen ? plan. Concen i ration a there s quite a moral in the sport Page Story about Ben Agajanian of the los Angeles dons missed his first conversion attempt in four years. The topless wonder had made a string of los kicks for extra Points. He just did no to miss no matter How Strong the opposition or How much they rushed him Ben had made 115 in a Row. In a game recently against san Francisco players in their line up yelled across the line. A a we re not not going to bother you Ben. Go continued on Page 2 track burglar must be avid racing fan somebody wanted to make sure he got into the races this year. One thousand season tickets to Santa Anita were stolen from the grandstand operations office sunday according to the Security service. The burglar entered the office through windows left unlocked by painters taking Stamps and a miniature fire extinguisher. Another sports minded burglar Rook More than $100 Worth of Tennis racquets Ball shoes and Sun glasses rom the county Park courts pro drop sunday. Makes crime pay some big time Crook broke into a car Here tuesday night and took a Box of dominoes a set of jacks four i ilk scarfs and a fireplace Broom i Christmas gifts belonging to Mabel c. Roberts cl7 Cortez. Work rewarded three Arcadia boys among those who won midget racing cars in Tribune subscription contest were left to right Gary Scott Marschall Stevens and Richard Conrad Tribune photo. Lire and that in the event the regular booking is unsuitable for children a full program of cartoons and Short films will be shown. Mrs. Roger Miller coordinating Council president and mrs. Day contacted the merchants and mrs. Day reported them As Quick to acknowledge that business promotion involving an increase of juvenile attendance at the poorer Type of films was neither to business nor Community advantage. The newest member of the Arcadia Council family mrs. C. C. Wilson of Santa Anita ., joined mrs. L. C. Frisbie the Holly Avenue a president in giving reports of unit activities. In Hei absence mrs. Charles a. Gerry f report for first Avenue was read by the Council Secretary mrs. J. M. Haack. Council members voted to give the unexpended balance of the $50 set up in councils budget for Extension to the new Santa Anita As a nest egg for its Treasury. Tentative plans for a a District Day in february were presented by mis. E. R. Wingard program and founders Day chairman. The a District Day will be a joint founders Day Observance for Arcadia coun cd and Santa Anita The affair will be held in the cafe orium now in the process of being built at Santa Anita if it is completed j in time. A new Reading project is to be launched by Council and mrs. Robert Leigh was ratified As chairman to carry out this work. Meeting with the president mrs. R. N. Mcmaster were e. E. Westerlo use w. G. Coombs Don Miller mrs j. M. Haack mrs. Ethel lovers mrs. Eugene Wingard mrs. T. Guy Cornyn mrs Joseph h. Day mrs. Rowland Dierlam mrs. Robert Cumins mrs. J. E. Hutton. Mrs. L. C. Frisbie mrs. Gerald Pearson. Mrs. C. Cd Wilson and mrs. W. G Dawson. New tank being built in time for Holiday drunks completion of the new drunk tank at tile police station is expected before the Holiday drinking season according to William Cahill chief of police. The new locker for those who fail to pass the sobriety test is being built adjacent to the firehouse directly across from the rear Entrance to the City jail. It will be 18 feet Long anti seven feet wide. Makes a More attractive Issue. The roving to the taxpayers of the cite of Arcadia will in our opinion by in the neighbourhood of $50,000. We Are interested and propose to make a bid on tile assessment the second letter is from the Industrial management corporation signed by Jack b. Rogers Anc states a reference is made to the contemplated sewer improvements covering substantially the entire City of Arcadia. The Industrial management corporation formerly the District Bond company has been interested in this Type of project i for the past 27 years. Therefore. Hearing on the Mike Miller Case scheduled for today in Superior court has been postponed until next month. Miller who is involved in a Legal tangle with the City Over his failure to sign the sewer contract last year was Hurt in an Accident recently and has not yet recovered sufficiently to go to court. The question has been propounded to us As to whether or not it would j be More efficient to proceed under j the 1911 Bond act As one District As compared with probably two or three. A your organisation is interested in j your proposed project from the a assessment Roll and the a financing of contractor standpoints. For that reason we have made an extensive Urvey and careful analysis of the situation from All Points and find that by letting this project under one contract Cost duplications ame wastes and ground differentials would be eliminated All of which would have a tendency to increase the taxpayers Cost under a iwo or three District proceeding. We have discussed this situation with several of our contractors who a vill be available for bidding on this Job and who will be capable of substantially qualifying in order to get surety Bond and financing. They have concurred in our findings too per cent. Therefore in our opinion it appears advisable to have the District proceed on the basis of one unit because of the greater efficiency and the greater benefits accruing to the resigns Ltd it Council accepted resignation of Loy Johnston planning commission chairman tuesday night. Woman s club sets pane of seven contest juices aimed at a a Christmas tree in very Yard Quot the Holiday Home decoration contest is being sponsored by the chamber of Commerce and the woman a club. A committee of seven women will be named later to review and act is judges of the entries which must in made on Blanks available at the chamber office and the cottage shop in West Arcadia. Entries must of in by 5 p. Rn., dec. 24. During he Holiday week the judges will aspect the entries and will award prizes after Jan. I. With mrs. Wallace dressier pre iding the woman s club executive Road met monday to plan the contest and discussed the project with wih Iani Cahill Fred Wheeler and a Lei Wilson of the chamber. The ize of the judging panel was de Ermine but no appointments were Nade. A the contest has been divided into several different classification a to give full play to Cli ideas on decorating a mrs. Dressier said. A in addition to the incentive of prizes there is the element of civic and personal Pride entering into the Competition a she added. Women starting democratic club this afternoon miss Zifa Remley vice chairman of the democratic stat a Central committee for the 12t,h District will be the speaker at a luncheon at noon today at Carpenter s. The purpose of the meeting is to organize a woman a division of the Arcadia democratic club. The speaker will explain the needs of such a group offering suggestions for its organization along the lines of other women a democratic club throughout the nation. The Public is invited. Oily continues sewer hearing december 16 protests lodged with City Council after hearing protests against proposed creation of a sewer assessment District the City Council this week adjourned the Public hearing until dec. 16, at 8 p. In. As the hearing opened before an overflow crowd tuesday night protests came from two main sources. Property owners on Tho South Side of West foot Lull and the South Side of Huntington Between la Cadena and Sunset claimed the sewers would rot Benefit them. Other persons opposed the method of financing the Ewers Edward Lowell. 512 West foothill o in the Council that his property bin my in such a Way that his Rome was to feet below the Street. He said the sewer line was going in it a the other Side of the Street and hat it was Only eight feet deep. He injected to being assessed when he Ould make no use of the line. Several similar cases were stated by West foothill property owners. A letter signed by 12 property owners on West Huntington drive argued that the depth of the proposed lateral line was insufficient for their needs. In answer to property owners who claimed the sewers would be of no use of them. R , Koebig and Koebig Engineer explained that Hies to the South of both the foothill and Huntington areas will be extended West when additional easements Are granted. He said sufficient lowering of the lateral line would require a depth of 35 feet in Rome places making the Cost prohibitive. H. C. Mapes explained that the assessment is being spread evenly Over All the District. He said those not served by the lateral lines would not be charged for direct outlet but just for their share of the outfall system. Mapes explained that when easements were obtained and other lines extended thase property owners would then pay their share under a separate assessment. Among the opponents of the financing method were a. Preston Collins 721 Fairview who wrote a Ong letter to the Council arguing continued on Page 2 Jim Speer Hurt in Arroyo crash Jim Spoor son of or. And mrs tem Sper 1944 Arcadia Avenue was treated for Shock and Mino injuries Fol owing an Accident Mon Day on tile Arco o Seco Parkway two cars which collided at ave nue 52 while headed West cause a traffic Jam extending one Mil Back. Speer who is a student at u.s.c., was treated at the Pasadena Avenue receiving Hospital his car was serious in damaged. Twelve residents protest racing of motorcycles twelve arcadians signed a Peti Ion urging abatement of the motorcycle nuisance in county Terri Ory Between Arcadia and Monrovia his week. A copy of the letter was Ead into the record at a meeting if the City Council tuesday. The Council approved constructor of a Southern California Auto Nobile club office by Ralph Schroeer at Valencia and foothill. Resignation of Loy Johnston As chairman of the planning commis Lon was accepted. Joe Spurgeon Vas reappointed to the commission. Purchase of a $3,228 truck from Peon Kingsley was authorized for he Street department. The Council approved a forget me not drive by the disabled american veterans dec. 12-13, and i Christmas banquet and dance at carpenters dec. 20 for Peter Kie Vit sons company. Multiple listing directors named four new directors were added re the Board of the listing association tuesday. They Are James Miller. B. T. Napier Duke Ovitt and Gilbert Gundersen. Incumbents Are Emmett Jordan mrs. S. P. Johnson and s Robert Hettenbach. Stolen automobile found suspect held with a suspect being held in Reno Ponce have recovered Wilmer heaths 1947 car stolen from 291 Westjr you i la saturday. The car was round in san Bernardino. Entire Arcadia police Force now taking red Cross first Aid course in by Laire Charles with Frank Smith chairman of Pasadena chapter red Cross first Aid As instructor the entire police Force of Arcadia has commenced a first Aid course. Chief of police William Cahill has always advocated the training of officers in this vital activity he has taken several courses along this line in fact Only last year took a refresher course. His trolley coincides with that of fire chief a a All that our Arcadia of taking this course. I am id to Smith for his in rainfall it was less than a half Inch but it was better than nothing to thousands of arcadians trying to grow something. The first real rain in weeks brought the season total to .42 As compared to 10.59 inches at this time last year. James Nellis both men believing that one life saved is of As much importance As the actual Protection that both departments of the City can give us. A there Are three important elements to be considered in training our officers in first said chief Cahill. Then he continued a there is the Shock treatment the breath stoppage the blocking of profuse bleeding and of course poisoning and officer May be called upon at any time to administer first Aid Haj knowledge May save a life and i have always considered that this was a training that was necessary for us All to have. Then there Are other phases of first Aid that can help an officer to handle a desperate j situation where there is injury and i am grat ricers Are also Grater Terest and experience that is Given freely to train our members of the police Force enrolled in the new classes with chief Cahill include Joseph j. Deello James f Hayes. K b Leslie Jack i Poison James a Clark Joseph v Colonie. Charles m Gilb Iund William s Orr Dudley m coven Wayne t. Moore Thomas cd bed Nark Harry Peterson Oscar if Lide Virgil a Mayne Richard a Williams Arthur b. Miller Frank l. Cook jr., Frank f. Guthrie Fred f. Shafer capt. Jack Stine and Frank e Hale and Glen d. Henderson from the fire deportment

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