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Page 64 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 17 October 1963
HIGHLAND PARK DIAMOND JUBILEE 75 years PROGRESS OF I 1888-1963 CORTLAND’S 1928-1963 We are proud to have worked for and shared in the progress of Highland Park for thirty-five years of its seventy-five years. Highland Park's shopping facilities are comparable to the best, offering merchandise and services to fill almost every human need. Our own store has grown from 750 square feet in 1929 to 13,000 feet in 1963 . 1 . thanks to the devoted patronage of our thousands of customers. We built our business by offering fine apparel for all the family in the styles of California . . . clothes of elegance and good taste at sensible prices. CORTLAND’S 5719N: Figueroa
Lawn bowling Highland Park boasts some of finest greens [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 17 October 1963
Lawn bowling Highland Park boasts some of finest greens Lawn bowling, although almost 400 years old, is still gaining popularity among the older folks of Highland Park. The sport thrives in this community behind the promotion of the Highland Park and Arroyo Seco Bowling Clubs. Adding to the prestige of both clubs, is the fact that they are housed by the Arroyo Seco green, largest in the United States. The four greens, located at 5819 Hermon Ave., host some of the largest tournaments held in the world. The National Championships have been held here often in the past 10 years. The two local affiliations boast a strong membership. Arroyo Seco Club has established itself as one of the best in the nation by walking off with enough national and local trophies to completely cover the mantle and one table in the clubhouse. The greens and clubhouse are owned and operated by the City Recreation and Park Department. [Two men are employed full-time to keep them in perfect shape that has earned ...
Page 65 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 17 October 1963
George E. Brown, Congressman, 29th District. Congressman Brown Salutes A Great Community It’s An Honor To Serve THE HISTORY OF HIGHLAND PARK, OVER THE 75 YEARS OF ITS GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT, IS A STIRRING ACCOUNT OF A COMMUNITY TAKING FORM UNDER THE IMPETUS OF FREE INDIVIDUALS PLANNING TOGETHER AND MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER. IT IS INDEED AN HONOR AND A PRIVILEGE TO PARTICIPATE AS CONGRESSMAN, IN THIS INSPIRING OF FREE PEOPLE AND FREE ENTERPRISE AT WORK. GEORGE E. BROWN CONGRESSMAN, 29th District i
Civil War medic recommended Highlands for health [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 17 October 1963
Civil War medic recommended Highlands for health By the late O. W. E. Griffith (Written in July, 1930) When I first visited Los Angeles in 1893 I met a physician who was a leading member of his profession and had served three years as surgeon in the Civil War. I knew him intimately in New Jersey. He told me he had removed to Southern Califor- nia for the health of his wife and family, and that from his careful investigation he had decided that Southern California was one of the most healthful parts of the world. He explained to me thtot he and other medical men, after careful and scientific investigation, had decided that 500 feet above the ocean might be regarded and accepted as one of the most healthful locations in the world! IMPROVES HEALTH So I bought an 11-acre tract in Highland Park and decided that X would make it my home as soon as I could. When I came back in 1900, and began to improve my tract before I got it all fully surveyed, a lady called to see me and asked me the pr...
Page 66 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 17 October 1963
PARK HIGHLAND DIAMOND JUBILEE 75 years PROGRESS of We Proud are To Participate BENSON S TV 1948 1963 Sam Benson and the field of Television started out the same time . . . and Sam has kept abreast of TV progress during these many years. According to Sam . . • his success and growth is attributed to two major factors. First . . . handling famous name brands . . . such as RCA , . . Zenith and Packard-Bell to name but three. Secondly, in the service division • . . Sam Benson and his expert technicians have aimed at perfection in their work . . . and the complete satisfaction of customers. Much of the service work comes directly from referrals. No question about it . . . Sam Benson is here to stay, having opened up at his present address way back in 1948! Such stability must be deserved! 5816 NORTH FIGUEROA
Page 67 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 17 October 1963
lUBPPSBBCSP ihmbb] Win As o member of Highlond Pork’s business and residential communities, State Farm has participated In its growth, shared in its successes and helped to build a better place in which to live and work. We’re proud of the small part we’ve played. We’re looking forward lo an even larger role in the community’s future growth, development and expansion. *e'-“ In June of 1953, Joe Dilsaver was appointed to the Highland Park area as its first State Farm Family Insurance Man. Over the past 10 years Joe, his wife, Margaret, and Steve and Mike, his two sons, have shared their interest in Highland Park. Participating in the community, they’ve worked to make it a good place to call home. Because of the popularity of State Farm auto, life and fire Insurance, State Farm has enjoyed constant growth in this area. To keep pace with this growth, the facilities of the present Stale Farm .office on North Figueroa Street will be expanded to provide modern, even more efficient handlin...
Highlands lay claim to first golf course [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 17 October 1963
Highlands lay claim to first golf course A golf course, the first in Southern California, once lay on lush greens where today H i g"fi land Park businesses thrive and homes flourish. Laid out in a district once known as “Cheviotdale Heights —an area near the Pasadena border bounded by Ave. 64, La Loma Drive and Colorado Blvd. —the 9 hole golf course became the center of social activity for many Los Angeles Socialites and industrial leaders. It was part of a 2200-acre "gentleman’s ranch” bought in 1883 by Andrew Campbell-Johnston, an Englishman with Scotch ancestry who was attracted to the area by its great natural beauty’ -r The story £Ogj that Campbell- JgJyjgtOTi purchased the MiKof quite as much for his own pastimes as for ranching purposes. It seems he had been an enthusiastic follower of golf in England, and having expressed to a friend, Captain E. P. Tomkinson, another Englishman, his desire to play the game on the ranch, the captain volunteered to lay out a nine-hole course f...
Highlands boast many senior citizens [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 17 October 1963
Highlands boast many senior citizens The Highland Park - Eagle Rock area, populated by over 55,300 people, now has more than 9,300 residents age 65 or older, according to the Glendale Social Security Office. There are approximately 8,400 people in the two communities who receive some type of social security payment each month. Social security benefits are paid to persons 62 years of age or older, to survivors of deceased workers and to the severely disabled who qualify. It is estimated that $586,000 in social security payments are made each month to local residents. The annual benefit total exceeds seven million dollars. This money usually finds its way into the community through payment for food, lodging, utilities, and medical care. HIGHER THAN AVERAGE With more than 16 persons out of every 100 over the age of 65 in Highland Park and Eagle Rock, the social security office stated that this is considerably higher than the national average which is 9.2% of the population. In 1962, th...
Coordinating Council active since 1944 [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 17 October 1963
Coordinating Council active since 1944 The Highland Park Community Co-ordinating Council has been active in this community since 1944 advancing the welfare of youth and adults in establishing camperships, family counseling, Christmas Parade, Case Conference, youth employment and trampoline safety. There are 103 Co-ordinating Councils in the Los Angeles Federation Co-ordinating Councils of which Highland Park Council is one. All organizations having to do with the welfare of the public and especially youth projects are welcomed to send representatives to the Co-ordinating Council. That includes church, school and social groups. Council meets once a month from September to June, at the Optimist Home for lunch on the second Thursday of each month, where interesting speakers on the subjects of Youth Welfare, Community Betterment, and the Youth Survey are heard. Do you know?: Past presidents of the Council include Kenneth Belknap, Miss Grace Champion, James Lacey, Mrs. Elsa May Smith, La...
Page 68 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 17 October 1963
HIGHLAND PAR* DIAMOND JUBILEE 75 years PROGRESS OF We Proud arc To Participate Smith, Realtors Bragg and 1957 1963 Ralph E. Bragg and J. P. Smith are mighty proud of their new facility at 5200 York Boulevard, and well they might be. A new, ultra-modern office with some 1900 square feet for a working area ... all this plus air conditioning too. In fact, their whole staff of 10 enjoy operating out of this attractive office. These men are truly “local” products, Mr. Bragg graduating from Franklin and Mr. Smith from Eagle Rock High (back a few years ago, of course). Knowing the area so thoroughly and the people as well contributed to the early and continued success of this enterprising organization. The reputation of Bragg and Smith kept pace with the growth. Mr. Bragg is now the Vice-President of the Northeast Realty Board. Bragg and Smith and their entire staff add their congratulations to Highland Park now observing its 75th Anniversary.
Page 68 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 17 October 1963
~ HIGHLAND PARK DIAMOND JUBILEE 75 years PROGRESS OF We Proud are To Participate ROSE HARDWARE 1944 1963 Civic leader . . Optimist . . former Honorary Mayor . . owner of the “biggest little hardware store in Southern California” . . . This is the Joe Rose story. Back in 1944 J. Rose was a service manager for Halls Motors . . leaving there in '5B to accomplish a life's ambition . . to operate his own hardware store. Settling at the convenient location, 6637 North Figueroa, putting his picture in the Sunday Green Sheet . . . Joe was in business with all his old friends and neighbor*. Ever growing and expanding his stock, Rose opened up the store next door last year. “I believe in personalized service, taking special delight in assisting the do-it-yourselfer,” so says Joe. He's aided by efficient Mrs. Rose and his two eldest sons . . . the youngest boy will soon join the firm as a full time employee. Joe Rose salutes Highland Park on its 75th anniversary . . . fully confident on the fu...
14fh Council District In 38 years, only two councilmen [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 17 October 1963
14fh Council District In 38 years, only two councilmen BY KOGEB SWANSON If any term can be rightfully applied to the 14th City Council District, of which Highland Park is a part, it is longevity. The grand total of two men have represented the district as councilmen during the past 32 years and one of them— John Holland —has served 20 years in nine consecutive terms and is still going strong. The 14th District was born in the Roaring 20s, a child of Los Angeles’ brand new city charter in 1925 which deemed it necessary to increase the number of wards to 15. The job of fixing boundaries for the new 14th Ward was given to a committee headed by Councilman Edwin Baker of Eagle Rock, who was to covet and seek the new prize as it would encompass his community. It was announced Jan. 13, 1925 that the 14th would comprise Highland Park, Eagle Rock, Garvanza, Glassell Park, Hermon, Annandale, San Pasqual and the York Blvd. districts. It was an election year and Baker announced he would campaig...
Page 69 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 17 October 1963
HIGHLAND PARK DIAMOND JUBILEE E 75 y^ars PROGRESS OF We Proud are To Participate ILE SHOP CARL 1960 1963 Corl Souther odds his nome to the fine firms soluting Highland Pork on its 75th Birthday. General building contractor, specializing in ceramic tile . . . Souther is not the oldest firm . . . but certainly has shown a remarkable growth in the 3 years here. A native “Highland Parker” . . . Corl soys: “I am here to stay ... I am fully sold on the future and growth of this fine suburban area.” Corl is competent to take charge of any type of construction or remodeling and offers the finest professional work on all file work involved. Located in a convenient “drive in” building at 6834 North Figueroa Carl Souther invites you to drop in and talk over your plans. Finally, Carl takes this opportunity to thank all his many loyal customers for their patronage.
HP ALL WET Community once was a lake [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 17 October 1963
HP ALL WET Community once was a lake By Flint Walton (Reprinted from Dec. 4, 1939 News-Herald Hundreds of years ago thousands, perhaps Highland Park was entirely covered by water. Valleys were lake floors and hills were islands or peninsulas jutting above the surface of these lakes. Or it may be that the Pacific Ocean, in days long gone, extended back this far and the hills and valleys of the highlands were completely submerged. FIND PROOF Workmen excavating for the foundation of the three-story annex to be erected by the Highland Park Christian Church at Ave. 58 and Monte Vista St. last week came upon indisputable proof that at one time all this district lay under water. Going down to a depth of five feet through tine dark loam, the excavators struck a deep bed of sand, decomposed granite and large boulders rounded and made smooth by the constant wash of water over their surfaces. This ancient water bed extended all along the bottom of the excavation, varying in elevation from four...