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					 $10,000 Junk' Jewelry Recovered
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                                                              tU ONLY Newipaper Publtihed AND;PRINTED In Torrancc. Eitabllihcd 1914.                                                  Students Win Award
                                                                                                                                                                                     Torratice High School made en each evening The Torrancc ay Torrancc faculty members.
                                                                                                                                                                                   histrionic history last Tuesday rligh play, "Sunday Costs Five Cast of the play Included Lonls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Josephine Smith, Babs Whltley, Yolanda
                                                                                                                                                                                  evening when their group of Nlggli, was given by "superior" Goldsmith. Jan Desmond, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Pesos," a comedy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      a
                                                                                                                                                                                   players captured top honors In rating, the highest awarded by Delores McCollum. Faculty dl
                                                                                                                                                                                   the 20th annual Pasadena Play- the judges,                     rector -was L. L. Bereskln anil
         Per Copy                                                                                                                                                                  houst State One-Act Play tour- The victorious group was pro- student director was Harry
    Every Sunday ind Thuriday                                                                                                                                                      nament.       -                 sented with the Governor Earl Frahllch.
    Homo Delivered by Carrier                                                                                                                                                        Some 80 high schools and 300 Warren trophy, stage equipment,
       30 Centi Per Month
    (Avenge > Inuei Per Month)                      and Torrance Herald Shoppers Reach 109,909 Buyer*                                                                              students participated In the and a two-year scholarship to
                                                                                                                                                                                   tournament,. which ran from the Pasadena Playhouse College Haffner, Bob Hopklns, Warner
                                                                                                                                                                                   Monday through Wednesday, of Thoatrt Arts for the senior Smith and Al Legus; and the
. 39th Year No. 26                      TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA, SUNDAY, MARCH 29, I9S3                       PHONE TORRANCE 444            «G&° 12                           8 PAGES and a winning group was chos- who Is adjudged, most worthy prompter was Deo Schumcrt




                                                                                                           'Suicide' Pilot Wanted
                                                                                                           Here on Bad Check Charge
                                                                                                            laluable Jewels                                                                                                    Sperry Skips Court
                                                                                                           Thought to be                                                                                                       Date on Bum Checks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                War-wounded flyer Roland
                                                                                                           Junk by Thieves                                                                                                   Sperry, 30, a former Torrance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               urniture salesman who threat-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ened, to kill himself by crashing
                                                                                                              Had a ring of auto thieves                                                                                               len plane into the sea Fri-
                                                                                                            ead the newspapers last week                                                                                     day aftcrnobn, faces a series of
                                                                                                            hey would have known that the                                                                                    bad check charges here when he
                                                                                                            ewels which they found In the                                                                                    gets out of jail for stealing the
                                                                                                           glove compartment and reg                                                                                         airplane.
                                                                                                            d as "Junk jewelry," was                                                                                            Detective Lt. Percy Bennctt
                                                                                                           ued at $10,000 More than ten                                                                                      Of the Torrance Police Dept.
                                                                                                            Imes what they hoped to got                                                                                       said yesterday Sperry, a former
                                                                                                              r selling the stolen auto.                                                                                      salesman for the El Prado Fur-
                                                                                                               The jewelry, part of a collection                                                                              niture Co., is wanted for pa;
                                                                                                           of Imported diamonds, pearls,                                                                                       ng at least $250 in bad Checks.
                                                                                                           sapphires, and other precious                                                                                      Holding bogus checks are Char-
                                                                                                           stones, was recovered this week                                                                                           Gotts of Daniels Cafe and
                                                                                                            >y Torrance police after one of                                                                                   Dave Flgueredo of Figuordo's
                                                                                                            he thieves was nabbed in Mex-                                                                                     Shell Service Station.
                                                                                                            co on a drunk driving charge                                                                                         He was scheduled to have ap
                                                                                                            JEWELS IN COMPARTMENT                                                                                              pcared to answer the bad check JAILED , .. Booked for steal-
                                                                                                              Recovered was the 'jewelry of                                                                                    charge In the South Bay Muni ng an airplane In which he
                                                                                                           Army Major James Barrctt, who                                                                                       cipal Court on Monday but fail
                                                                                                           reported to local police that his                                                                                   ed to show. A bench warran threatened to kill himself by
                                                                                                            late model Buick Riviera c                                                                                         had been issued for his arrest
                                                                                                            talnlng the Jewels in a vel                                                                                        Sgt. Bennett said.                           day Is Roland Sperry, former
                                                                                                            bag In the glove compartm                                                                                                    THREE CHILDREN                     furniture salesman here. He
                                                                                                            was stolen March 16 from In                                                                                           Until he split with his wife was out on ball on a bad
                                                                                                            front of his apartment at 456                                                                                      Mrs. Ovclla Sperry, the ex-Fly 'heck charge at the tune he
                                                                                                            Palos Vcrdes Blvd., Hollywood                                                                                      ing- Tiger pilot lived at 619 made the "suicide" flight.
                                                                                                            Riviera.                                 RECOVERED MUNK' .                                                         Acacia Ave. They have threi
                                                                                                               In a Tia Juana jail booked on i      catalogues some jewelry regarded as junk by thieves who                    children, a girl five and two
                                                                                                             ihargc-s of drunk driving and!                                                                                          iller boys:                            e enlisted In the AAF in 1942
                                                                                                            transporting stolen goods across         found It In" the glove compartment of an auto which they had                 The ex-Air Force flyer was                 fter service with the Flying
                                                                                                            the border Is Harry Thias, 18,           stolen. The car thieves gave the gem studded           pieces to girl                                                   Igers In China. He flew the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ested a month ago by Det. Lt Hump'; as an enlisted pilot
                                                                                                            of 4152 W. 170th St., Lawndale.          friends thinking them worthless the gents, that Is!                         cnnett at Los Bacon Studc 'Ith' the 14th Air Force. In ad-
                                                                                                            According to Detective Captain                                                                                       aker agency in Hcrmosa Beach ition to being shot down once.
                                                                                                            Ernie Ashton of the Torrance            'ho Thlas told' Capt. Ashton|                                                 here he was employed. He                                                   in '
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ut on bail at the time he took ction for five monthsmissing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                was reported as
                                                                                                            Police Department, Thias was
                                                                                                            nabbed driving the stolen Buick
                                                                                                            In Mexico, where he and two
                                                                                                                                                   tole the car from In front of
                                                                                                                                                   flaj. Barrett's apartment.
                                                                                                                                                       When the men found the jew-
                                                                                                                                                                                           Truck, Two Cars                        ic airplane.                                        In a second crash. Ho
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   He was returned to the Gar njurcda steel plate in his skull,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and again'
                                                                                                            other men had taken the car                                                                                          ena Police Dept. Friday nigh rears say he complained fre-
                                                                                                             to sell it.
                                                                                                                      TEIO WANTED
                                                                                                                BtlH wanted by police fbr their
                                                                                                                                                    Iry they thought It was junk,
                                                                                                                                                    nd gave It to Evlline Thlas, 16,       n Fiery Wreck;                        rom San Diego, where he land 'riends of the injury to hl» ,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 d after a four-hour flight dur toad.        uently
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                V
                                                                                                                                                     istcr of the arrested man, who                                             ng which ho talked with friend
                                                                                                             part In the deal Is John Camp-
                                                                                                             bell Calder, 24, of Hawthorne,
                                                                                                                                                   n turn gave it to Mrs. Betty            Two Injured                           y radio, telling them he


                                     SIX YEAR OLD BILLY IIIATT
                                                                                          (Herald Photo)
                                                                                                             and Donald Dan White, 19, of
                                                                                                             17019 8. Denker Ave., Gardcna.
                                                                                                                Also wanted Is Robert Ben
                                                                                                                                                   )avls, 18-year-old wife of an
                                                                                                                                                      rmy sergeant, who lives at A flaming, three vehicle
                                                                                                                                                    5006 Kingsdale Ave., Apt. 5. mash-up at 190th and Hamilton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  olng to plunge his stolen Stln
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 on airplane Into the sea.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CODE VIOLATION
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Construction In
                                    . . Prays He'll Get HU Pony Back.                                        Hunt, 18, of 3812 W. 189th St.,         he in turn gave some' of the
                                                                                                                                                    ewclry, including a $1000 brace-
                                                                                                                                                                                                sent a 50 year old man gt. Clifford Hall ofTracy Gar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lt. Detective Roy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ena Police Dept. booked Sperr;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         hrrance Fourth
   The Gate Is Open                                                                                                                                et, to another girl friend v
                                                                                                                                                      iwncd It for $7.50.
                                                                                                                                                                                          lencral Hospital Friday eve-
                                                                                                                                                                                          Ing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          violation of section 449!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  f the Aeronautical Code                Highest in Area
      Boy, 6, Prays His
                                                                                                                                                          HU) CAR IN GARAGE
                                                                                                                                                                                           Hospitalized were Ned Farrar, ng a stolen aircraft. The
                                                                                                                                                       The car thieves had hidden f Long Beach,                                   used will be arraigned in th
                                                                                                                                                     lie stolen car in a garage of an round fracture of with leftcom outh Bay Municipal Court Mon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           leg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     city of Torrance stands
                                                                                                                                                   unoccupied house in                                                           lay afternoon at 2 p.m.                     "ourth in the county in total
                                                                                                                                                            ; tract In North Torrancc, urles,possible serious chest* In
                                                                                                                                                                                          hd                                                                                  aluatlon of construction for

      Pony Will Come Back
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sperry stole the plane I
                                                                                                                                                   waiting for the "neat to get 1147 S. Normandle, with Belts, rtilch he had taught the ownc he month of February, accord-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  and little Timothy
                                                                                                                                                     ff," Thias told Capt. Ashton                                       minor                                                ng to the county-wide report of
                                                                                                                                                   when the detective visited him njurles.                                        irthur Eytchison, a furnltun he Los Angeles Chamber of
                                     * If his nightly prayers are                                                                                    'rlday In the Mexico jail.             Farrar's car struck a scrap lealer, and his son, to fly. H Commerce.
                                                                                                                                                        Most of the Jewelry, Identified Illcd truck being driven by lort from     lew between the Garden;                      Out of a list of 46 cities, Tor-.
                                        nswered, six-year old Billy                                                                                                                                                                                                     t
                                                                                                                                                   by Insurance lists, was recov- lohn Kellogg,^ 43, of Los An San Diego, where he took off a ranee's total valuation of $2,201,-
   Hit-Run Charge                       Halt will soon get back his
                                        tolcn Shetland pony "Zinnia."
                                                                                                                                                     red from Mrs. Davls.                geles, and burst Into flames                            where he landed             100 was headed only by Long
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   :20. Motorcycle officers pace Beach, with $3,647,925; Montercy
                                                                                                                                                        "The boys dumped some of It Kellogg pulled Farrar from the His plane to a stop and arrestc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Park, with $2,003,14.0, and, of
                                          Each night little Billy bends                                                                             n my lap one night and said, lurnlng oar                thcrt along came
   Reduced to a                          is tear-stained cheeks over his
                                       palms joined together in a pray-
                                                                                                                                                    Here, do you want this Junk?' Mrs. Doris Belts, 29, Timothy's film. despondent flyer had 1
                                                                                                                                                     bought it was just gaudy cos- Farrar's flaming wreck.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The
                                                                                                                                                         didn't know It was stolen. I mother. Her car plowed Into wo notes, one of which wa $33,767.540.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             course Los Angeles itself, with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Van Nuys and West Los An-
   Misdemeanor                           rful pose and kneels at the side
                                        if his bed to pray for the re
                                                                                                                                                     ume Jewelry," she told Capt.
                                                                                                                                                   Ashton.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ound at the airport by T<i geles, which are sections of Los
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   >eck, 48536 Ash ley Ave.,                 Angeles and not incorporated
        Jailed on suspicion of smash
                                         urn of his beloved Del.
   ing into a policeman's car and Tlie animal is missed not only
   then fleeing     the scene, John >y little Billy but by seven other
                                                                                                                                                              ESTIMATES VALUE .
                                                                                                                                                         Among the Items recovered
                                                                                                                                                     vere a set of gold earrings
                                                                                                                                                                                           Last Rites Held                         iloyec at the Gardcna alrstrl iltles, also topped Torrance,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              WIPE WAITS                      vlth totals of $14,768,822 and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     During the four-hour ordea $3,313,293, respectively.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  its wife, who obtained an inte
   Vierow, 64, 700 Pacific Lane, hildren, all wards of the court
   had the'charges against him re who arc cared for by Mrs. Wil
   duced to misdemeanor hit-and lam Hlatt, the boy's mother.
                                                                                                                                                     ituddod with 22 diamonds val
                                                                                                                                                      ied at $1000; a six-strand pear
                                                                                                                                                      iccklace insured for $750; a se
                                                                                                                                                                                           For Oscar Swintz                       ocutory decree from the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ran flyer, waited tearfully
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   he airport.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Total number of building per-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             mits Issued here-412 wan third
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              n the county, topped only by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Long Beach, with 2254. and Loa
   run and was released wilhoul "Zinnia' has been missing                                                                                           of cameo earrings valued a                         services
                                        ilnce March 20 when It dlsap                                                                                 S150; a very large opal ring, a Funeral afternoon at tht> Co         heli       Two days earlier (be flyer a Angeles with 4900.
   ball yesterday.
        He will pltad his case on Apr >carcd from the side yard o                                                                                   gold locket, a platinum, and yesterday Church In Redondi. tempted to hang himself b
                                                                                                                                                                                         gregatlonal                                                                            Total Los Angeles county con-
                                                                                                                                                     jearl earring set, all valu                                                   vas discovered by the young struction values are currently
   8 at 2 p.m. in the San Pedro Billy's home at 21502 Bcrcndo
   court. Police Investigators claim                                                                                                                known. The detective was able 55, who- died Thursday Swintz Oytchlson.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Beach for Oscar Vandoll
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        at hi                                                 hitting a two- month pace 20 per
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The couple's three chlldro                     greater Hum tin- s.im,. |ier-
   that Vlerow's car swerved Into           -- Isn't the pony we're ai                                                                                  > identify six pieces of Jewclr;                                     i Marcla, 5, Ronnle, 2, and Kath cent In 1062 a ne«r I,.IM<| y,ar
   a car being driven by Officel worried about. It's Billy," say                                                                                         Ith a total value of $2125, bu home, JW8 Riviera. Clrcula
                                                                                                                                                                                          Hollywood
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Via la                                                                Ind
                                                                                                                                                    was unable to set the value o                                                      months, are currently llvi              the Chamber e.1 Commnce
   George R. Crawford, at 254th its mother. "He just know_                                                                                                                                   The Rev. Walberg coniluctt n Texas with relatives. Ho
    St and Western Ave. Crawford that his prayers will be answer                                                                                       light other pieces which he ha
                                                                                                                                                     recovered.                            he services, Interment followe
    a member of the Harbor Dlvl 'd and we don't know what t                                                                                                                                 t the Pacific Crest cenielerj
    slon accident Investigation de             him if hi;     my isn't re                                                                                                                 Swiiitz. a natlyii of South C'ai<
    tall suffered possible serious            ied."
     Injuries in the collision and hit              HiuH is                                                                                         Chace to Take Over New                Una, had lived in the South Ha
                                                                                                                                                                                              a tor 14 years, and was en
    car was extensively damaged.                  lor the
         Two witnesses, Keith Burnet pony. She describes It us belli                                                                                Supervisor Job April 7                ployed at North American Ai
                                                                                                                                                                                             aft company. A veteran i
    'of Los Angeles, and Stanley lark sorrel with a white ton                                                                                             Mayor Burton W. C'liace < World War I, he was a nicmln
     Uiown of 8nn Pedro, tried t                                                                                                                      Long Beach will take his HCI              the Redondo Beach Elk
     follow thn fleeing vehicle, til about an eight-Inch mane. Barb          BUKNO, HENOHITAS . . . -Young AittroHwo Barbara Whltley,                                                                                                      World famou»                 .llni TIKH-IH-, uln, thrilled millions
     lost It. They did, however, o ['d wire scars are noticeable o                                                                                   on the County Board of Supe Ixidge and a Mason.
                                                                             left,' and Yolanda Goldsmith, both IS, luul lending |utrt« In            visors on April 7, it was a            He is survived by his widow with hU milieu,, r,                         ixilhull iin,| n,.iil> I'M-iy nlllrr (port
     tsln the license number.            Itc chest,                          Hie Torrance High School play, "Monday «Jo«U K|v« I'enor.,"              nounced In Los Angeles yester Gertrude; a daughter, Joan;t»                     for two del-mien, ill          Hail, i court M, ... 1'iulflc Count llwy,
         Police found the car in a par      "It's heartbreaking to sue hit   which won top honor* In the Twentieth Annual State One-Act               day. He was originally slated t brothers, Harinon and Major,
     Ing lot al lht> Union Oil Co. re get up early each morning an                                                                                                                                                                    itnd I'eniihylviiniu ,         ,l,T<luy nil, in,...li.
                                                                             Flay Tournament at Ui« fruuuhina 1'htyliounn taut Tuesday.               assume the scat vacated by tli South Carolina; and two .slste
      linery in Wllmlngton. It wa run tii the window and look ou             Tlui three-day tournament brought HO schools from all part*              deatli of Supervisor Kaynmn                                                          Thorite'* ,1,-nlli U-IIH IKtc.l leiiliilhcly us iluc l<i tt heiirt
      registered to Vierow, who 00 Into II;,' yard to see If durln                                                                                                                             i. Essie Lariinoi'c unit M
                                                                             of Ihu »Ut<i to FaMufeiia ami more tlian UOO ntudxiiU par-                V. Darby next Tuesday. Ho w             inle Hays, also of South Ca            attack. Mi,-mm luul u,,,l,,-.l me r tin- hlilcKcn utliU>l<> for
      lice .said admitted he. had bee the night his prayers Imvu bee
     Involved in an accident.                                                 ticipated.                                                               rein, stnt the Fourth District.                                                iiHiro tluui half ail hour bufuiu ho Htt> pronounced dead.

				
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