TORRANCE HERALD WHERE DOES TORRANCE STAND? Tnrrance hns an ciwialilc record in the I'amily of Cities of l.os Ambles County. She is fourth in size, in area, only Los Angeles, Pasadena, and I.unj; llcacli exceeding in square miles within their bound- aries. ESTABLISHED 1914 THREE SECTIONS 20 PAGES She is the -10th richest in assessed valuation. 31»t YEAR No. 44 TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1945 "The Planned City" she is well known for her tax PER COPY 'ti structure, favornhle to expansion which in a few years to come will find her "bursting her boundaries," lai'j;c as they are. Site has cvcrylliinj; on her side. Yet, we stand in the third week of the Victory Chest Operating Budget For Torrance Are i';mipnif;ii at tin; lioiitmi of the list,' with less than l() percent of our ijMl.IKH) () iiota raised. Veterans9 Service Center Approved An operating budget of $6,78C \V'c are asked to give this sum to handle certain charities and services within our community, taking advantage of the has been approved for the Tor vast organization of the l.os Angeles Area Victory Chest which is able to serve our needs here at a small fraction of Local Group ranee Veterans Service Center, by a joint VSC-War Chest com- mittee, this new unit being on Hopes of Torrance shoppers that the J. C. Penney, J. .1. Newberry and Sontag Drug stores would open today, or later the cost we would be required to pay should we attempt to underwrite them alone. "Torrancc did not come through." Is that going to be Will Hear of five affiliates added this month to the downtown' Vet ans Service Center. The center this week, were dashed last night when a meeting between representatives of the chain stores of the harbor district and written into the record ? "They did not get out and work'!" Shall that be said of the people of tin's community who have exceeded all expectations in past War Chest, Red Cross, Marcli- I Caldwell in charge.Sam Hayes has been established at 2300 West Carson st. with James G. representatives of the Retail Clerks Union, No. 906, A. F. of I* , ' 3nded in failure to agree on terms of a contract. of-Dimcs and War liond Drives? On a dollar-and-ccnts basis, Torrance will pay twice the amount being raised here for similar services, if the com- As a member city of the Los Sam Hayes, of radio prom Angeles Area Victory Chest, inence, will speak in Torranc Torrance receives funds from the Civic Auditorium tonight during _ ~""~" '"" Bank of America , _g Irvln Stalimaster, represent- ing the chain stores Involved in i the dispute with the retail munity lines noi lake advantage of the Area Victory Chest drive now. The cost will be paid in taxes or in individual Chest with which to operate The Veterans Center is only one of the many benefits given to Torrance citizens for partici- sion Plan tVIKinCIAn UlOn tAUflllulUII I 1011 C ' - clerks, last night informed the J Torrance Herald that "we are I carrying on our conversations; I organization fund drives. .It is well for Torrance ID shake off the apathy; to get in and dig anil put this campaign over. Instead of being at the pation in the Area campaign and one of the incentives toward ac- complishing the $41,000' quota Is Announced An expansion and moderniza- but there is no change in the attitude of the union." The union is insisting, he said, liiitlinn of the list, she should be at the top. which the local campaign com- that the chain stores sign the Where are the workers? tion program costing upwards same contract as was signed by I mittee has accepted this year. of $30,000 will get under way the smaller independent mer- 1 Where is the spirit? Under leadership of George L. Did you give? ' Johnson, the committee has shortly at Bank of America's chants. Stalimaster maintains raised $3623.30 or about 9 per Torrance branch. Plans include that conditions are so diversi- cent of the quota. an extensive building enlarge- fied that the same contract can- This report was among those ment, escrow rooms, and air not be applicable in the two given out yesterday when the conditioning. The program, in cases. Area Chest held the final pro- keeping with the growth of There may be another meeting gress report luncheon at, the Torrance, will speed up the in a day 'or two, he said. LABOR MAKES A PLEDGE . . . Representing the first monthly Biltmore Bowl with hundreds of use of the bank's many ser- "We are at least talking of the payment on pledges made to the Victory Chest by more than campaigners present. It was an- vices. Expansion will take in problem and exploring the sit- 1,000 employes, a check for $800 was handed over to George L. nounced at this time, by Pres- the old Torrance Flower shop uation." ton Hotchkis, general campaign a dinner meeting sponsored by location In- the same building. Haskcll Tidwell, business agent Johnson, Torrance Victory Chest campaign chairman, from work- chairman, that the overall total The new improvement will for the union, could not be to date is $5,200,000.00 or 62 he Rotary club in which mem give the bank approximately reached last night for a state- Torrance, like every city, town and hamlet In the United ers at Columbia Steel. Shown here (left) is Alex McJannett of Gardens, president of United Steel Workers of America, Local States and- her territories, launched Its Victory Loan drive per cent of the $8,042,373 goal. bers of Kiwanls and Lions 40 percent more floor space, ment. Monday. I4I4, C.I.O., who presents check to Chairman Johnson while Speakers were Mrs. Evelyn clubs have been invited to par- adding about 2,000 square feet Meanwhile, Hillman R. Lee, Many Torrance workers were among the nix million O. A. Kresse, general superintendent of the plant (center) looks Bennett Luzuriaga, native of ticipate. The affair will start to the area. manager of J. C. Penney Co., volunteer workers, who through their leaders, promised n on. Ninety percent of plant and office employes at Columbia Manila who spent three years at 6:30 o'clock, according to A: rho was making preparations The building front will be this morning to reopen his smashing climax of the end have signed up for regular monthly deductions for the Victory in a prison camp after the Phil- Jackson, program chairman. store, the wnr and predicted an ov Chest. These deductions will be equivalent to a day's pay per ippines fell and Paul Warren, Hayes, a veteran Pacifk remodeled- and modernized. which has been closed for sev- returned Navy veteran, now Coast news broadcaster, wil All the work will be done eral weeks, announced he had subscription of the quota needed for . disabled veteran rehabilita- tion, retraining of others, hos- Bus Sale Suit worker. McJannett points out that Columbia workers are strongly behind the Victory Chest campaign. student . at Los Angeles City speak in his capacity as re with no inconvenience to cus- been forced by lack of agree- College. Mrs. Luzuriaga spoke gional advisor for the American tomers and little Inconvenience ment to abandon these plans.' ' • on conditions in the Philippines Commission for Living War to the employees of the bank. RUBBER STRIKE pitalization, and other costs at- tcndirig the peace. The national quota is smaller Is Submitted MORE THAN 300 CITIZENS at the present time and Warren Memorials. spoke on the work of veterans Otto Willett will preside as with the "Torrance Plans members at the Goodyear Syn- service centers. . The Improvement is In line Operating engineers unioh program chairman for the even Ahead" policy adopted for the thetic Rubber plant in Torrance than in the Mighty Seventh War Loan, which was $14,000,000,000. The overall sum asked by thi After Hearing ENGAGE IN HISTORY-MAKING Water ing, Jackson said. Tom Adams community, according to Dean remained on strike yesterday, is president of the Rotary club. Sears, manager. following a shutdown of one COMMUNITY DINNER MEETING Filed Petitions week's duration due to disagree- Treasury for the vital peace-tinn The question o'f whether or Both Ryan Daggett, president ment over wage and vacation program is $11,000,000,000, while not the Torrancc Municipal bus of the Torranc^ Kiwanis club, the for this area, lines were sold to Charles F. Torranco War Finance Com Kotos legally was submitted to mittee has announced through Superior Judge Wilson in De- With The "Torrance Plans Ahead" meeting: held Thursday and Harry B. Lewis of the Lions club, have been rallying their members to attend the meeting, City Allows conditions of the union's con- tract with the company. Office workers remained on their jobs, and no other plant of the local its chairman, Hillman R. Lee, Is partment No. 34, Los Angeles, $676,000. Individuals throughout the on Monday. Hearings were conducted on evening, Oct. 25 ut the Civic Auditorium, will be recorded In history as being among the most successful meetings ever held in tills city. Clerk Bartlett and it is expected from 125 to 150 Torranee business and -pro- fessional men will hear the talk, Of lynthetlc rubber group was in- volved. Nation are asked to subscribe the order to show cause why The Torranee Chamber nf Commerce sponsors selected Petitions calling for the for- Others are welcome, Jackson $ 1,000,000,000, $2,000,000,000 bring in the Scries E ten-year niatur- accordance with Act 5203 In sell- 'speakers-from many organiza- mation of .Torrance Municipal said, but reservations, must be tions and professions, the ap- Water Distri No. 1 in South- made In advance. Expenses of the projected Torranee Water 1 ity bond quota. Chairman Lc( Ing the linos. The order was ob- -said, the local Individual quot; tained on the amended petition is $376,000. for a writ of .mandamus filed Recreation plause of the 300 guests indl west Ton-am have been filed Hayes has a personal message ihoto-making Navy blimp flight eating that they had selected with City Clerk A. H. Bartlett, for the Torrance audience them well. he announced Tuesday night. a ver the City of Torrance will message from the American >e borne by the city, it was Suit Involved Locally the; War Finance Com- by W. J. B. Hughes, a local tax- mittee has organized along thi payer. same lines as in past loan drives City Attorney John E. McCall Body To Meet All of the guest speakers were He said that they would be Commission for Living Memor- lecided Tuesday iilght by the in full accord with the Chamber's checked for sufficiency under ials and, with his wealth of hu- nity Council. major objectives: "Full Employ- the law, and that he would re- man interest and humorous The request for $250, made by In LA. Politics Chairman Lee said that he is appeared on the city's behalf, In accord with Secretary of the irguing that the City Council Treasury Fred M.. Vinson, who November 13 ment of Our Citizens; Adequate port the number of signers at stories provided by his long lalne The ground-water rights ad- Housing; Improved Public Trans- the next regular mecjting of the years of radio broadcasting, he tary of Walker, executive secre- judication suit of the City of the Torrance Chamber Members of the City Recrea- portation; Development of High- City Council, Nov. 13. At that is fully capable of getting his if Commerce, to defray expen- Torrance and two private, water said "enormous 'obligations in- selling the lines. ways Serving Torrance." time, It is expected, the City message across, Jackson said. es of the expedition, was grant- companies has become involved curred in the achievement of No indication was given as to tion Commission will meet In In addition to these objectives, Council will call for an election The American Commission for n Los Angeles city politics, ac- victory, including those for ma when the judge would rule on the City Hull on Nov. 13 at they outlined many constructive in the district to form the dis- Living War Memorials which tordlng terial and munitions already de- the case, possibly within a few :30 p.m. to discuss the pro- plans of their own organizations, trict and vote the necessary Hayes represents as regional ad- Walker has obtained permis- Angeles to the newspaper, "Los Today" published by livered and used, will drain the days and possibly later, it was posed new recreation ordln- . Reed ion from the Navy department Treasury balance quickly and aid. H. Parkin, president of bonds supply there.an adequate visor In four Western states, o use one of its blimps from Clifford Clinton, powerful com- vater to provide nice for the City of Torrancc. the Chamber of Commerce pre- is a non-profit organization, he Santa Ana llghter-than-alr munity leader of the metropoli- additional funds will be needed Hughes filed an original pe- According to George P. working tan city. early in December." tition for writ of mandamus, It Is expected that the re- sided at the meeting, introduc- Thatcher, who aided in the cir- National in cooperation with the >ase, and a professional photo- Committee on Physical Clinton devoted a whole page ing their Hillman R. Lee, general The goal. Chairman Lee said, but it was thrown out of court ommendatlons of thc commls- chairman, and Robert I. Plomert culation of the petitions, 32 pe Fitness of the Federal Security rapher will assist in taking if his newspaper, and referred us well as the securities to .be when the demurrer of the 'city lon will be handed to the Jr., program chairman. Plomert, cent of the qualified voters of "lommission, and has been ap- ictures from the air of various o the articles in the Torrance offered during the Victory Loan was sustained. ublic ounell at the regular meeting acting as master of ceremonies, the area involved signed them. proved by the American Legion 'resent buildings and parks, the Herald which'preceded the water Under the law residential districts and "were determined by the Treaa The hearing Monday had been Unit night for consideration. kept the program moving with was required. only 10 per cent and other veterans' organiza- he vacant land available for suit's fil|ng In Superior court ury after discussions with var- delayed for several weeks due The ordinance Is modeled much finesse. He outlined t tions. Oct. 24. ious groups, Including Chairmen1! to the Illness of McCall. The proposed water district The Commission development or suitable for use Of the Herald articles, Clln- lifter one of the California theme for "T o r r a nee Pla is dedicated n residential expansion. of State War Finance Commit- will be bounded on .the east by Koors has deposited $65,000 I'outh Authority, unit It will Ahead" telling of the chamber's Crenshaw blvd., on the west by to the ideal of helping each com- :on's newspaper comments that tees, officials of the Federal and funds provide for reorganization of reorganization with The date of the trip has not 'apparently," citizens of the West Reserve System, members of The stock, toolsto cover inventory of ho present commission. It will democratic influence the its' ob- the city line, except Hollywood munity select memorials in hon et been fixed, Walker said. as needed Basin are not fully cognizant American Bankers Association former and supplies. He is jr of its war heroes . . . memor- Riviera, on the south by the ials dedicated and others." transportation engineer irovido more widespread bcne- jectives. city line and on the north by ish devotion, to their unself- The council appropriated the of theisfact that next door to them a Secretary Vinson said that "the for the city. Its for the community; both Thomas J. Adams, president established to car- money for the expenses from new water potential source of aftermath of war carries a grave dults and children, according of ' the Rotary Club, reported Scpulveda blvd. ry on the tradition of physical he advertising fund. supply now being While > George P. Thatcher, who the club's program for a swim- known the new district will be fitness that will encourage wasted ... in the form of responsibility that must be met." as Municipal Water Dis- 150 million gallons of sewage He said "a substantial army and navy must be maintained until order is restored through- Hearing On i u member of the eommls- ming pool .and a summer "camp lon. trict No. 1, the present water sports, recreation and the whole- that was being urged by the district in central Torrance car- some use of leisure time. Mem- Rotary membership. ries the legal title of Municipal orials that will, indeed, live. Chamber Will ffluent gushing dally Into the waters of the Pacific. "FIR*, the admirable article out the world. The cost of con- tract, settlements, bringing our forces home, their mustcring-out Airports Griffith Co. Edwin Brown, first vice presi- Improvement District Hayes recently made a tour lent elect of the Kiwanls Club, was pointed out at the No. 1, It of the states of California:, Ore- told of a boys' band project be- city hall. gon, Washington and Nevada, Elect New contained in the Torrance Herald n its September 27 issue, there s no mention of the fact that pay, hospltallzatlon, care and re- habilitation will be great and will require large sums for November 20 Hearing to discuss the Los lets Paving ing planned by his organization. Major Floyd (Pat) Boyle and his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Boyle, represented the Veterans of Capt. Zamperini that took him to every major city up and down the Pacific Coast. Directors he city of Los Angeles is pour- ng fresh water into the same salt water which threatens to which we must plan now." Angeles County master plan for ontract Here Foreign Wars and auxiliary and Gets USC Gold A new directorate for the Tor- make another Sahara out of an' ance Chamber of Commerce will area which means so much as a Use of Lumina 62 major airports was scheduled Griffith Company was award- reported their memorial building today by county supervisors for ' a contract by the City Coun- as a primary objective. Nov. 20 at 10 a. m. in the Hall Carl Steele spoke In the ab- Tuesday night to resurface once of Alex McJannett, presi- Valor Medal Torrance >e elected during the month of 'arm, Industrial and trade feeder "Jovemtfer, according to Don C. ,o Los Angeles city proper. Moshos, M. D., chairman of the "The Torrance Herald article Trailers By f Records. Action was taken fcy the board 'pulveda blvd., and from Bor- after it was learned that op- rlington avc. from Lincoln to dent of the United Steel Work- era Local Union 1414, Capt. Louis Zamperini, re- r ave. to a point 300 feet vc^llng labor's plans to CIO. re- cently returned from 28 months build a of Japanese Imprisonment which signia ectlon committee. Primary ballots will be mailed urns up the situation In words which should be burned into the o all members on Nov. 7, con- minds of every Los Angeles citi- Veterans Asked position had been expressed against the location of air fields id Gramercy aves. from Car- abor temple within the city. Commander C. Earl Conner proposed by the County Reg- rth of Domlnguez St.; Andreo St. to 222nd st. followed 47 days on a raft in Harry B. Lewis, president of the Pacific, received a gold the Lions Club of Torrancc, listed alor medal from President Available alning the names of all the zen whose mental horizon reaches lembers of the chamber. Dead- beyond the Hollywood strip." Then the newspaper quotes 'Torrance, the Planned City." ne be Nov. 23, at the ballots some 500 words of the Herald for return of of Veterans of Foreign Wars 'onal Planning Commission. The company's bid of $7548 the many projects his club is Rufus B. von KlelnSmid of the To let the world know about 111 noon. and Commander James Brodle Torrance airport, constructed was accepted. The article. of American Legion, James G. by the War department at 101 iponsorlng and its full coopera- University of Southern Califor- t, Blaine Walker, executive sec- Ighest12 members receiving thc Thc lawsuit calls upon the number Caldwell, Veterans Service Cen- highway and Hawthorne, blvd., The city will do grading and tion with the chamber's con- nia yesterday. re t a r y, Tor- ave their names of votes will :ourt to establish rights to the placed ter director, Blaine Walker, sec- as a sub-base for March field, engineering work, and the com- structive plans ahead. Zamperini, Trojan champion rancc Chamber nal ballot which will be on the ground-water in thc West Basin, mailed retary of the Chamber of Com- Riverside, Is listed on the plan pany will supply and spread 2220 James Brodie, commander of Her and member of the 1936 o f Commerce, ov. 24 to all members. Dr. low badly overdrawn causing merce met with thc members as one of the seven secondary yards of plant mix at $3.40 per Emma Evans of its the American Legion, and Mrs. Olynipic Games track'squad, told |rt has provided a Josos said. Deadline for return he intake of saline water, and of thc Public Housing Authority airports of the country. There yard. auxiliary, of his adventures on a raft after number of f these ballots will 'be at noon, o control thc production to a which Inspected the Lumina are only four major airports in told of the plan to finance the his plane was downed In the electrotypes of lov. 30, and thc six receiving joint where salt water inroads Trailer Camp, 20210 S. Western the county, ... - construction of a Legion Club- 'aciflc. thc cut Illus- he highest number of votes will will be stopped. Imported water total of 11 ave. Monday and found a num- major and secondary ports. Modern Running house. The award took place at the Mrs. Julia McManus, corres- Breakfast club meeting, with story for use by local business trated In this ! declared elected. would be used to make up the ber of the trailers that arc In There arc an additional dozen Heads Appear On ponding secretary, National Bus- members of the Zamperini fam- and professional men, and indl- ccordance The election Is being held in difference between safe with- serviceable condition. or so "air-parks", the dcslgna- with recently adopted drawal and demand. It has been requested that as ion given tp undeveloped flying Torrance Herald iness and Professional Women ily present. of.Torrance, told of the organi- iduals, on their checks, busi- lylaws of the chamber. ness cards, letter-heads and en- The two directors receiving many as possible be assigned fields. The Torrunre Herald and lx> zation's to be usiid by thc veterans or It wan ten county's Intention mltu News appears. In new ilnce 1930 growth the gains made In Torrance Two New Police elopes. ho most votes will serve three their families until such time as o plan for the 62 major ports, dress with this Issue, adopt- the acute housing shortage can but locations of some have been ing the modem, streamlined ilnce that time.Hoover, branch and of .The insignia la almost Identi- ears, the two receiving second Ask the be eliminated. Mrs. Lola pposed thereby causing the running heads (date lines) un chairman of the American Red Officers Hired cal to that of the Chamber of Ighest votes, two years, and Commerce. Instead of the words he two receiving the third high- Professor It has been requested also evlslon of the master plan. Inner pages. Cross, spoke .briefly of the tre- By Torrance 'chamber of commerce" appear- at votes, one year. Three other ng at the bottom, the phrase, llrectors that other trailers in this lo- Torrance airport Is one of the Also dressed up Is page HI, mendous aid the Kcd Cross had Two new policemen were hired 'the planned city" has been sub- he board,will be appointed by |By H. F. Notkc) for three, two and cation be put Into serviceable most favored In the county, and currying a masthead us do given since its inception. >y the City Council, at the re- stituted. condition for use by veterans ta future is assured, although modern weeklies and dallies. Kenneth Belght, president of quest of Chief of Police John Walker said that those dealr- ne yearthis first After terms. and their families. The Public no stops have been taken to This policy will be followed In the Los Angeles Industrial Coun- Stroh, Tuesday night. election, only Dear Professor: Listening to Housing Authority working determine future operation, the future on all Section B cil, CIO, listed labor's ng to use the cut on their wo directors will be elected a these Quiz Kids always leave* They are Chester C. with the Torrancc Area Veterans whether It will be by the mu- and O front puges, except n Torrance, and gave fine record 190 per month, and Bower, at :hccks, letter-heads or other ear, and a third one appointed, me with an Inferiority complex. his whole- Hoy Sul- printing need only mention It to was said. C. B. Mltchell and Is this normal? Service Center In working out nicipality, government or private when devoted to full page ad- hearted approval of the four Ivan, at $178 per month. Both this housing problem. ownership. him, and he will supply the anley Klnjf are other members Answer: It's not only normal vertisements. (Contlnutd on Pago 4-A) ,re war-emergency employees. ; icedt'd electrotype. f the election committee. madam, it's mutual.
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