California Pasadena Independent Newspaper Archives Feb 6 1958, Page 15

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Independent, The (Newspaper) - February 6, 1958, Pasadena, CaliforniaSanitarians keep watch on City the inde anoint. Thursday for unit ml-a-1 a tuft a left work in .1 in Nock in Pittra int by Ken Lewis the City sanitarian finished jotting notes on his report Sheet and smiled at the rest Home operator v f a Nice place Here clean and very Well kept you 11 have no trouble getting your License renewed. Inere one like to Call to your attention Little rip in the screen Over one of the foundation vents. It might be just big enough for a very Small animal. Ana we be had a couple of reports of rats in this neighbourhood during the past jpkocrast1.natiox costly cup c rest Home operator nodded and smiled Back. Shed take care of it right away. Just As soon As she Lim shed giving one of her bed Ridden guests a Bath. But then it was time to supervise dinner. And then t was 100 late. And the Day turned into a week and Trie rip in the screen was forgotten. Till one night she heard scratch sounds in the Walls. She called in an exterminating company thins the next morning. They found the rats under Iho floor Anil idol rid of its occupants. They the vent screen too. The operator gave herself a Storl scolding for being so forgetful. Thank goodness she d found out about the rats before they really got a Good Start on the premises. Troubles just beginning she did t know it but her troubles were Only beginning. The departing rats had left some Small souvenirs behind them. Soon the operator s guests began to complain of strange rashes about their midsection. The burning itching red streaks spread Over their shoulders along their arms. Doctors Shook their Heads and suggested skin specialists. All but one who d practice in the South lie called the City health department. Lab workers got Busy and confirmed his diagnosis. Rat mites tiny almost microscopic parasites which live in the fur of rodents and feed on their blood. With their natural hosts gone these mites had settled for human blood. They weren t known carriers of disease. But they were prolific. The House would have to be evacuated closed up fumigated. The guests would have to be treated and moved out till the Job was done. The operator s apparently insignificant lapse of memory Cost her hundreds of dollars in Motel rentals fumigation charges replacement Cost of bedding and Oiler clothing which had o he destroyed ambulance fees for univ tag bed Rita Calcii guests to the Motel Anil Back. Don t think in could t happen to you warns George Taylor Pasadena s director of sanitation. In his office is a Large map of the City. On it Are coloured pins Indi Cating by years the rats reported within the City limits since 1954. There Are As Many coloured pins i the City s better residential districts As there Are in the poorer sections. No Section is without remarkably enough of the very oldest sections where the City building department s operation junkyard swept through a year or so ago forcing residents to haul away truckload after truckload of trash and repair and rat proof their houses. The rate problem is accelerating All Over the san Gabriel Valley Taylor Points out. The thing to do if you see rat evidence around your place is to Call his depart ment. With Only two vector control officers on the staff the City can t get rid of your rats for you. But it can Tell you How to get rid of them and keep them out. Vector control is also concerned with Fly and mos Quito abatement. And the department stands ready to Supply you with information on How to get rid of cock Roaches spiders Silver fish and other household pests. But the vector control program is Only pan of the department s work in environmental sanitation. Its work ers give the City s 5ss restaurants eight inspections each year and handle examinations the City s food hand lers in order to have their annual licenses renewed. Thousands of Insl i colons they keep regular checks on the City s two milk producers. And last year the department s nine sanitarians performed More than 6.000 food inspections about inspections of housing facilities vector control inspections and 2.500 miscellaneous sanitary inspections. Semiannual Dollar Days Friday saturday monday february 7-8-10 remainder Day for any dress regular 12.99 and up pay Only 10.99 and up 290 e. Colorado Pasadena dresses for any dress regular 5.99-10.99 Poy Only 4.99-9.99 your unrestricted Choice from our entire1 Brind new Stock of . These include Missy and you1hfui larger sizes. Toppers values to 14.99 i entire Stock regular a. Choose from our fabulous Selec Tion of slips gowns and pyjamas at this special combination offer. Regular 1.99 girdles 9 for a v from our i v j Ocic of regular u of entire regular Stock 2, k9 "3.259 hartfields famous 60 gauge 15 denier first a polity Nylon hosiery when sold in boxes of is boy m. F or new shades All sizes regular 2.99 values Orion Sli Pons 199 Orion clinic assortment of colors. Regular 3.99 values Orion cardigans 999 Cloud soft Orlen cardigans in Brilliant w array of Tau Tiff colors. Regular 2.99 values Corduroy capris 929 Fine Corduroy stipend Capri Slacks in 0 toy tip Beautiful Striction of Colon. New Ilek Jazaki win hartfields revolving budget plan no Down he Raimelle take months to 290 East Colorado Pasadena Harris Frank Days great values wonderful savings men s 49.50 and suits All Wool tweeds silk and Wool tweeds worsted flan Nels and 2 and 3 Button slim trim styles in Light Grays Light blues and Grays and Browns. 33 every sport coat in the House just look at the Price ticket and deduct All polished Cotton Corduroy Slacks take off 18.95 imported flannel Slacks.13.95 3.95 to knit shirts and sport and Short sleeve Many styles and of fabrics to choose from. Tell men s 19.95 car water repellent quilted lined. 5.95 to 7.95 sport shirts 1188 2.89 5.95 to 9.95 men s sleeve and sleeveless a neck and pull overs fabrics a of of Orion and Wall blends. I to Brand dress shirts in solid color Broadcloth and fashion styles in Dickey bosoms Pleat fronts Etc. Large selection to choose from. Now i j lit 3uiiu

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