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       .VOL. IX                                 119                                                                                   Thursday, September 26, 1957                                                                                                                        No. 28

   Horner Repudiates Charges ANOTHER                       EDITORIAL

                                      'Thou Shalt Not Steal" Expected
                                                                      ROUNDUP STILL ON         Indictment                                                                                                                     Nab One More Here
 4 He'll Get $20,000 As      $100.00        The average citizen would not understand the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In Narcotic Dragnet
   "Home Rule" Director      GIVEAWAY But, simply stated, pilfering is petty theft. And some-
                                       terse technical term for pilfering on a police blotter. By D.A.                                                                                                                     Narcotics agents of the Sheriff's Department, in con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      junction with local police, arrested another alleged peddler
                                                                               Well, another $100.00 was            times it is found on police blotters, but more than                  The County Grand Jury this of narcotics late last night, bringing the total number of
         "I will donate my entire fee to any local charity if                given away last Monday night           likely it is not. Specially here in Torrance.                       morning listened to testimony arrests in the area to 5 in the last 48 hours.
    the anti-incorporation group ran prove, as charged in a                                                              After a great deal of investigation, the Torrance              in the Torrance Bail case of                                         * Working incognito, police said
   recently distributed unsigned circular, that 1 will receive               by the Downtown Merchants of                                                                                                                                                     the suspect, who Is reported to
                                                                                                                    Press learned that wide spread pilfering has been a                 Warrant Officer Jack Gee. And
   or have ever been promised $20,000 for my services as
   director of the current campaign^
                                                                             Torrance who are currently
                                                                             celebrating their Gold Rush
                                                                                                                   very acute problem with the Downtown Merchants of
                                                                                                                   Torrance. So, acute is the problem, that the Merchants
                                                                                                                                                                                        before the day is over, the Dis-
                                                                                                                                                                                        trict Attorney's Office an-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Mother of 7                      be 17 years old, was picked up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              for an alleged sale of marajauna
   for home rule in Lomit^,. If such                                         Days.                                                                                                      nounced they expected the Jury                                        made In June of this year. His
   a claim had not been malicious
 01y Inspired, I'd be complimented    Kiwanis                                  Mrs. Lorraine Brorby was the
                                                                                                                    are reporting total losses upwards from several thou-
                                                                                                                    sands of dollars per month.                                         would Issue an indictment
                                                                                                                                                                                        against Gee.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Gives Birth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   _         .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              name was withheld because of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              his age as he was turned over
                                                                             happy winner when her ticket                Most of these thefts, the Press learned, seldom
   by its implied evaluation of mj
   talents, but it's so ridiculous thaFavor                                  was drawn in front of McCow-
                                                                             an's Drug Store on Sartori
                                                                                                                    ever went on the Police Blotter. And there were sev-
                                                                                                                   eral reasons given for this lack of cooperation with the
                                                                                                                                                                                           Fred Henderson, Deputy Dis-
                                                                                                                                                                                        trict Attorney presented the case    To Triolets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    § rinlA'te
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I I I kJ I C? I 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              to -1 uvenile authorities. Officers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              made the arrest in an undis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              closed area in the Walterla sec-
   I can't allow it to go unchal                                             Monday night, another lucky                                                                                before a formal hearing of the
                                                                                                                    police in these matters..                                           jury for two hours. When the           A mother of 4 girls and three tor.
          Statement By Horner          ityhood                               person will win another $100.00.
                                                                               All you have to do is be pres             First and foremost, the merchants involved felt                jury adjourned for lunch, he told    boys gave birth to triplet girls Meanwhile, the hunt is still on
       That was the essence of
    notarized statement made publi
    Tuesday night by Jack Horner
                                            Emphasizing that all local or
                                         ganizatlons have a vital stake
                                                                             ent at the drawings after first
                                                                             depositing one half of a ticket,
                                                                             given you at any one of the
                                                                                                                    that when a customer was apprehended, as it were,
                                                                                                                    with merchandise which was about to be stolen, the
                                                                                                                    item in question was of insignificant value. Second,
                                                                                                                                                                                        the Press that two important
                                                                                                                                                                                        witnesses in the case were miss-
                                                                                                                                                                                        ing and it was possible that the
                                                                                                                                                                                        Jury might withhold further
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             H                         .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Hospital. And although the in-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             fant trio was reported bom pre-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  green pickup truck. According
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  to Manhattan Police he at-
    public relations counsel, at th      in helping to "Save Lomita For      Down Town Merchant's stores,          mogt of the accused persons were juveniles much too                  action until the witnesses can                                            tempted to make a pick up of
    Wayfarer's Restaurant where 12       Lomita" and pointing ou£ the        in a box provided for that pur-        young, the merchants say, to be a problem for the                                                        maturely, they are reported in
    out of the 13 candidates running                                         pose.                                                                                                      be produced.                         good condition.                      narcotics in a hiding place in *
                                         important part which similar                                               police.                                                                Gee, who at one time was
  1 for members of the city counci                                             Next Monday night's drawing               The majority of Merchants queried said that they
    of the proposed new city of Lo       groups have played in the suc-      will be held in the vicinity of                                                                            Warrant Officer, for the Police
    mita, were formally "inducted'       cessful incorporation campaigns                                            believed the problem lay at home with the parents of                Department, is accused of 7 in-                                               In a stake-out, police waited
                                                                             Strum's Department Store on            the juveniles. That there is not enough emphasis                                                                       she                    for the suspect until he arrived
    as executed members of the           of 14 other communities In Los      Sartori near Post.                                                                                         stances of alleged misappropria-                    as yet.
    Chamber of Commerce Civic                                                                                       placed on other people's property by parents. Conse-                tion of bail funds taken from                          s A.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  to pick up the narcotic. On at-
                                         Angeles County, Eugene E.                                                  quently the juvenile has little regard for what belongs             traffic violation defendants.                                             temtlng to make the arrest, the
    Committee for Incorporation.                                                                                                                                                                                                          s other
                                         "Snuffy" Meyer of the Cham-                                               to someone else and takes it as his or her own.                         The case came to light earlier                                         suspect immediately sped away.
      "Unable to present any valid
    facts against self government
    for Lomita, the opponents of In
                                         ber of Commerce Civic Commit-
                                         tee For Incorporation has ad
                                                                             CONTEST                                     We feel it is a sad commentary on the parents of
                                                                                                                   Torranre youth when such a situation is encoun-i.
                                                                                                                                                                                        this year when Eugene Aull-
                                                                                                                                                                                        cino of. Los Angeles was ar-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             range in age from 2 to 14 years.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Hospital attendants said A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The two officers fired at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  truck, but were unable to stop
    corporation are frantically          dressed an appeal to 24 local                                                                                                                  rested for failing to post ball      weighed 3 pounds. 9 ounces; B        it.
                                         clubs, lodges, churches and
                                                                                                                    tered and the juveniles have, not really been prop-                 in a traffic violation. He claimed   3 pounds, 5 ounces: and C, 3             Earlier, the cache had been
    scraping the bottom of the bar                                                                                  erly instructed that "Thou Shalt Not Steal."                                                             pounds, 10 ounces, at birth,
                                         other organizations, urging                                                                                                                    that he had paid the bail to Of                                           found by Bob Wallace who re-
    rel for rumors and innuendos,'
  i Linden H. Chandler, who pre
    sided at. the meeting, declared in
                                         their official endorsement of
                                         the current campaign for "home
                                                                             NEEDED                                      Perhaps this editorial sounds melodramatic. Per-
                                                                                                                    haps we are overemphasizing J.he whole-problem. But,
                                                                                                                                                                                        ficer Gee. Gee later said that
                                                                                                                                                                                        he deposited the mone£ with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ported it to police. They waited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  for the pickup.
    commenting on Homer's offer.
              Neutral Group
                                           The campaign to secure the
                                                     . _
                                                                                 A call for South Bay girls
                                                                              from 15 through 18 to enter
                                                                                                                    the facts speak for themselves. Some merchants are
                                                                                                                   attempting to protect the juveniles they catch pilfer-
                                                                                                                                                                                        the police department, how-
                                                                                                                                                                                        ever, no record could be found       National                                 One of the officers was in-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  jured when he attempted to get
                                                                                                                   ing, that their parents may have the opportunity to                  of the money. Several similar                                             into the truck to make the aj>
      After Chairman Chandler had
    explained that his group will re-
                                         active backing of all local
                                         groups^ was Parked last week
                                         when the Lomita Kiwanis Club,
                                                                             competition to select "Miss Air
                                                                             Force" was issued today hy of-
                                                                                                                   correct the child.
                                                                                                                         Perhaps this is a good idea, although reasonable
                                                                                                                                                                                        incidents of this nature led to
                                                                                                                                                                                        Gee's firing by City Manager
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Newspaper                                  (Continued on page 2)
         (Continued on page 2)                                                ficials of the Torrance Cham-                                                                             George Stevens in February.
                                                                                                                   and prudent people might differ in this outlook. But,
                                         by an overwhelming vote of Its
                                         entire membership, went on rec-
                                         ord favoring approval of city-
                                                                             ber of Commerce.                      how long can these juveniles be protected by the kind-                  The amount in question, ac-
                                                                                                                                                                                              ( Continued on page 2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Week Set  Little Gain
 Steel Layoff                            hood when the question conies
                                                                                The contest will be held on
                                                                             Saturday, October 5 at 8:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                   ly merchant How long will it be before one. of them be-
                                                                                                                   comes a bit bolder and with more experience makes                                                            The Elks will pay nation-wide
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In Traffic
                                         up for decision at the special
                                         election on October 29th.
                                                                             at the Stadium Theatre in Tor-
                                                                             rance as a portion of that city's
                                                                                                                   attempts at things beyond the petty theft catagory?                  License                              tribute to America's free press
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             tn observance of National News-
"Totals 160                                                                  "Salute to the Air Force," com-
                                                                                                                                                                                        For Dogs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             paper Week October 1-8, Ralph
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Jakubowski. Exalted Ruler of         Safety
     Reduced demand for structur-        Propositions
                                                                             memorating the Golden Anni-
                                                                             versary of Air Power scheduled      Bad Check Charge Here                                                                                       Torrance Lodge 1948, announced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             today.                                  Seven recommendations for
  al steel products will result in
  layoffs of about 160 workers
                                                                             for October 13 through 17th.
                                                                                                                 Jails Mother of Six                                                        Must
                                                                                                                                                                                        A you've got nothin* but a              Carrying out the theme for        improvement in the city's traf-
  by next Monday, at the Tor
  ranee Works of TJ. S. Steel's Col
                                         Endorsed by                            Girls may reside in any South
                                                                             Bay City and will be elected on                                                                             If
                                                                                                                                                                                        hound dawg about your house
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the week, "Your Newspaper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Serves", the lodge's observance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  fic safety picture were pre-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  sented by George Watts, re-
                                                                             poise, beauty, and personality.          An attracive young housewife was jailed yesterday                                                      will stress the services rendered    ginal director of traffic safety
                                                                                                                                                                                        who isn't registered, better get
  umbia-Geneva Steel Division.
     According to an announce-
  ment by Donald Lasell, general
                                         Chamber                               Contestants will be Judged, not
                                                                             tn bathing suits, but in party
                                                                                                                 after she admitted passing bad checks, "to buy food for
                                                                                                                 my six children."
                                                                                                                                                                                        on the ball fast. The SPCA an-
                                                                                                                                                                                        nounces that all dogs not regis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             by newspapers that are so fun-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             damental to the welfare of our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  for the National Safety council.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  They were:
                                                                             dresses, it was stated.                                                                                                                                                                 1) Better enforcement of pe-
  superintendant of the Torrance            All registered voters of Tor-                                             Arrested in Vallejo, and brought here on a local war-             tered September 30th will have       society. Mr. Jakubowski said.
                                                                                The winner will receive a tro                                                rr ^r _ ~                  to pay $4.50 instead of the usual    Plans for the Newspaper Week         destrian laws.
^ Plant, one of the plant's four         rance will receive pamphlets        phy and a "Golden" model of an      rant charging four counts of^rr::                                                                                                                   2) Improvement of public
^open hearth furnaces was shut
  down and the 12-inch rolling
                                          'xplalning why the Torrance        Air Force Plane, and will rep-      forgery was Mrs. Bonnie Mae        Woman D. O. A.                      $3.00 license fee.
                                                                                                                                                                                           The SPCA added that those
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             observance are being drawn by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             A. D. McDonough.                     safety educational program.
  mill will be reduced from 14 to        Chamber of Commerce k» en-          resent the AJr Force on numer-      Lyle, 21, who formerly lived in      Margaret. Melinda Shackleton,     making application must have            H. L. Blackledge of Kearney,         3) Increase the number of po-
  10 shifts per week, by the end         dorsing all propositioTui and       ous TV shows as "Miss Air            'arson.                           31, of 144 Palos Verdes Blvd..      Rabies Vaccine Information up-       Nebraska. Grand Exalted Ruler        licemen.
                                         charter amendments to be voted      Force." There are no entry fees        According to police, the wom-   was pronounced dead on arrival      on presentation of the registra-     of the Order of Elks, has asked         4) Ban left rums at more In-
  of the month.                                                              or sponsorship needed for par                                                                                                                                                        tersections.
    The layoffs'will be on a sen         on at a special city election on                                        an passed nearly $300 of worth-    at Harbor General Hospital last     tion application.                    all lodges to join in the obser-
  iority basis with most of the                                              ticipation, it was pointed out.      ess checks when she resided       nght, after the car she was driv-      The Society estimates that ap-    vance of National Newspaper             5) More and better street
                                         October 29.                            Application blanks are avail-                                       ing smashed into the rear of        proximately 5.000 dogs are still     Week, Mr. Jakubowski said. "In       lights.
  160 employees Involved hired                                                                                    n this area last year. She told
  since September of 1955.                    Recommend* 'Yea* Vote          able at the Torrance Chamber        Dolice that, with the money she    one driven by Stanford Wein-        unregistered in the Torrance         gratitude for its signal services       6) Better reporting of traf-
    Lasell indicated that efforts           President A. E. Thompson         of Commerce office, 1345 El         nought food for her children.      stein, of Torrance.                 area.                                to our democratic society, the       fic mishaps by citizens.
  are being made to assist dis           said the board of directors of      Prado.                                                                                                                                          benefits of which are shared by         7) Use of intoximeters to test
^placed employees in similar jobs        the chamber voted to recom-                                                                                                                                                         every one of us, let us, the Elks,   suspected drunken drivers.
^in the Torrance area.                   mend a solid "yes" vote only                                                                                                                                                        make National Newspaper                 Watts said that despite Tor-
                                         after a' long and serious fact-                                                                                                                                                     Week, in Elkdom's 90th year, a       ranee's better reporting in the
                                         finding study was made and                                                                                                                                                          warm salute to America's great       city's second participation in a
                                         pros and cons on each Uaue                                                                                                                                                                                               traffic safety inventory, only 5
   Scholarships                          thoroughly discussed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             free press," the national Elks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             head urged.                                (Continued on page 2)
                                            The chamber leader uald that
   To Localities                         all issues afferrt the growth and
                                         prosperity of Torrance.                                                                                                                                                             Big Tax Injustice Probe
                                            The chamber's industrial com-
      This week Bill Clemenger,
    President of the Torrance Edu-
   cational Association, mailed the
                                         mittee is strongly supporting
                                         both bond Issues, Chairman
                                          Ulenn Koger stated.        Koger
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Slated by Local Chamber
|0*ecand $100 checks to the first        added that, industrial develop-                                                                                                                                                         City and Chamber of Commerce officials of six South.
   two students selected for the         ment demands a planned city                                                                                                                                                         Bav cities will meet October 1 at the Redondo Beach Elk's
   scholarships for future teachers.     which must Include among                                                                                                                                                            club to discuss alleged "tax injustice" of the Lakewood
   establiAhed in 1956 by TEA. The       other things parks and recrea-
   two receiving the checks were                                                                                                                                                                                             Plan, it was announced today by President A. E. Thompson
   Barbara Jean Blllefelt, 256           tion facilities and a modern air-                                                                                                                                                       *                         of the Torrance Chamber.
   Ps**o De Granada, Redondo             port.                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thompson said. "City officials
   Bearh and Shlzako Judy Okada,
   18715 S. Western Avenue, Gar-                                                                                                                                                                                             Urges Early                are becoming increasingly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        alarmed over what appears to
   dena. MJKR Billefelt is now a         Dental Health                                                                                                                                                                                                  be a tax injustice to our com-
   sophomore at El Camino Col-
   lege and Miss Okada is a sopho-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Enrollment in              munities due to apparent in-
^more at TJSC.                           Column Starts                                                                                                                                                                                                  equities caused by the Lake-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        \vood Plan!"
^ The money for the scholar-                                                                                                                                                                                                 Flu Classes                  The Lakewood Plan provides
   ship is collected from the teach-
   ers in Torranre In a charity          In Press Today                                                                                                                                                                                                 for county-city contracts for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Learn the symptoms and municipal services such as pol-
   drive In the Spring of every                                                                                                                                                                                                                A«.n flu v,c.
   year. The students are selected         Beginnnlg this week a s*»r1"-
   by a committee from each high         of informative columns will »p                                                                                                                                                      Mm* before the predicted epi-        payerg of Citys providing most
   school in Torrance, and upon          pear Thursday and Monday i»                                                                                                                                                                strikes!"                     of their own municipal services
   sending a transcript of their                                                                                                                                                                                               This was the advice given here     are paying part of the overhead
  college grades, receive $100 in         his paper by . Dr. Ernest J
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             this week by Mrs.. Fred E.. John-    for cities- operating under th«
   their Freshman and Sophomore          Tarr, prominent Torrance dm                                                                                                                                                         si on, volunteer chairman of Red Lakewood Plan.
  years, and $200 in their Junior         1st. This will be a question an<                                                                                                                                                   Cross nursing service*, to resi- The Torrance Chamber of
  and Senior years. The one re-          answer column dealing wit)                                                                                                                                                          dents of Los Angeles and vicin- Commerce president said his
e^quirement is that they must be          arious Dental Health Problem                                                                                                                                                       , tv '                             group is inviting all mayors,
  really Interested In becoming,         This will permit our readers tr                                                                                                                                                                  , ,   . nurses serv City Councilmen. City Man-
  "the best teacher possible."                                                                                                                                                                                                   "The registered                         Assistants, and Indus-
     Last Spring $100 was given           earn the newest and most mod                                                                                                                                                       ing as instructors in the Red «
                                         ern methods regarding dentis                                                                                                                                                                                                        of Torrancti Re.
  to two other students selected,                                                                                                                                                                                            Cross nursing courses empha dondo Beach Hermosa
  who are now Freshmen at col-            ry. It will also help all to bf»                                                                                                                                                   sizing care of Asian flu suffer Manhattan Beachi E1 Segundo,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ng     o   san u suer-
  lege. Mary Yoshioko, 4020 W.            er take care of their teeth mor«                                                                                                                                                   ers will be unavailable for teach- and Gardena to thft noon
  230th Street, Torrance, and Jane        ntelligently and en.1oy fulln                                                                                                                                                      ing assignments after the epi- luncheon.
  Nakawatase, 4557 W. 190th              dental health. If our reader                                                                                                                                                        demic hi s. Mrs. J°hn«ton              Thompson added that at the
  street, Redondo Beach will re-         have any questions concerning                                                                                                                                                       WaTC?'1 T.hM<! T1"** Y111 **         gathering an attempt to "get
  ceive this scholarship each year       dental problems, you want an                                                                                                                                                        needed in hospitals and in car-      the ball rolling» in an investl.
  they are in college, providing          wered in this column, write to                                                                 BIG SPLASH!
                                         Dr. Tarr, 1311H Sartori ave.,          One of the first eon+et+anh for the "Mi»« Airforce" contest lumpi in the wafer hoping to make                big splash in the be«uty        ing for men. women and chil-         Ratlon <md . po^jw. formai
Atheir grades do not fall below
^standards.                              Torrance.                              contest of October 5th at the Stadium Theater. She it Sharon Smith of Torranee.                                                                  (Continued on page 2)            protest would be made,

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