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Local history etched by floods and drouths [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 17 October 1963
Local history etched by floods and drouths A one - hundred - degree - plus heat wave baked Highland Park last month for almost a week, making most folks hereabouts forget that it was also one of the wettest Septembers in the community’s history. The heat wave broke an 80- year-old record, and the rainfall (1.26) recorded the fifth highest since records were begun to be kept back in 1896. Two years ago the 1961-62 seasonal downpour hit 22.86 inches of rain, the highest since 1957, but only a drop in the rain barrel compared to the record season 22 years ago. The storm front that hit here in 1940-41 dumped a record of 43 inches or rain on the area. It was the wettest year on record here, according to Mrs. Elizabeth Stevens, official rain tabu- lator for the county flood control district whose records go back to 1896. The second wettest season was 1951-52 when the liquid count mounted to 33.48 inches. Mrs. Stevens, whose home at 6425 Elgin St., is officially known as the Garvanza Stati...
Hiahland Park Rainfall Facts [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 17 October 1963
Hiahland Park Rainfall Facts (Compiled by Mrs. Elizabeth Stevens, official Highland Park rainfall record keeper for the Los Angeles County Flood Control office, and her father, the late Robert Lindsay, of 6425 Elgin St.) Year July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June Total 1896-97 0.15 0.07 0.00 2.26 2.93 2.49 4.40 7.07 2.62 0.03 0.14 0.00 22.18 97- 0.00 0,00 0.20 2.62 0.05 0.12 1.58 0.50 1.28 0.03 2.09 0.00 8.47 98- 0,00 0.00 0.01 0.08 0.00 0.28 3.10 0.06 2.28 0.25 0,03 0.77 6.86 99- 0,00 0.04 0.00 1.93 1.22 1.03 1.10 0.00 1.37 0.68 2.57 0,04 9.98 1900-01 0.00 0.00 0.05 0.36 8.47 1.92 1.69 5.88 , 0.48 0.78 1.68 0.00 21.31 01- 0.00 0.00 0.04 2.52 0.69 0.00 1.52 2 94 3.09 0.10 0.09 0.05 11.34 02- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.51 4.04 2.81 2.93 1.82 6.81 3,01 0.00 0.00 21.93 03- 0.00 0.00 0.52 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.21 3.12 5.25 1.01 0.00 0.00 10,14 04- 0.00 1.06 0.39 0.83 0.12 1.90 2.39 11,33 7.96 0.13 1.28 0.00 27.39 05- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.18 2.64 0.11 3.77 2.54 9.78 1.51 1.43 0.00 21....
Page 13 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 17 October 1963
HIGHLAND PARK jushl DIAMON Ei 75 ears progress U1 We Proud are To Participate DON PAGE 1952 1963 “The man who tons the Christmas Parade . . . the man with the hearty laff, a cigar and a jolly nature" Out of a dozen or more service records in civic affair, clubs and charities, busy Don Page is probably best known as the Santa Claus director. Co-ordinator (1960-1961-1962-19631 . . . and it appears to be somewhat of a “steady" assignment. Business-wise, Don Page at one time expanded fo eight outlets thru out the area, then decided to combine all in one large, “one-stop” service at 5534 Monte Vista. This Ohio boy has made his mark in TV . . . receiving the '6l dealer award from Zenith for being outstanding dealer of the year. Besides being one of the leaders in TV. sales. Page has grown steadily in the field of servicing . . . his trucks can be seen daily about this area making house calls. Don Page proudly salutes “his town" on its 75th Anniversary.
Page 14 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 17 October 1963
feobl DEPARTMENT STORE 1&amp;&amp; ANGCLU 4 it C/U.JFUWLA In Highland Park 1939 - 1963 V' e h &gt;e°? \e ,'s SH° GOING FORWARD with HIGHLAND PARK THE BEGINNING WAS THE EARLY PART OF 1939 WHEN THE MARKET WAS REMODELED FOR THE OPENING WITH OVER 5000 SQUARE FEET OF SELLING SPACE. FROM THE BEGINNING YOUR PATRONAGE HAS BEEN GRATIFYING . * . SUBSEQUENTLY FROM TIME TO TIME WE HAVE ADDED DEPARTMENTS AND REMODELED TO ASSIST IN SELF SERVICE AND CONVENIENCE FOR YOU! IN 1961 WE OPENED A GIFT SHOP FEATURING HALLMARK GREETING CARDS. USE OUR CONVENIENT L A Y AWAY PLAN ... NO SERVICE OR CARRYING CHARGES EVER. NOW IN THE FALL OF 1963, WITH THE ACQUISITION OF THE PARK THEATRE, WE ARE DOUBLING OUR SELLING SPACE. ADDING THESE NEW DEPARTMENTS: HOUSEWARES—GIFT CENTER—TOYS—COSMETICS—SUNDRIES—HALLMARK GREETING CARDS—CANDIES AND COOKIES. ALL NEW MODERN FIXTURES IN EVERY DETAIL. SEE NEW FABRIC CENTER . . . NEW FOCUS POINTS: MEN’S AND BOYS’, WOMEN’S AND GIRLS’. EACH DEPARTMENT IN DIFFE...
Boy in trouble finds a home Optimistic Mr. Strickland starts it ail [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 17 October 1963
Boy in trouble finds a home Optimistic Mr. Strickland starts it ail home of his own. His widow, Cora, is an Eagle Rock resident, member of Highland Park Senior Citizens, and has contributed pictures to the Home's historical collection. A member of that original “family" Henry C. Dean—visited Optimist Home for Boys July 19, 1962. He was stunned to find his photo, taken 56 years earlier, in the album. He remembers his life here well. By Thomas F. Gaines Assistant Supt. for Club Service and Public Relations (Member Optimist Home Staff) Teddy Roosevelt was president and the Highland Park News-Herald was one year old when Los Angeles County’s first juvenile court judge, Curtis Dwight Wilbur, brought 11-year-old Henry Dean to the farmhouse of Jacob and Julia Strickland and their adopted son, Robert, on the premises of today’s Optimist Home for Boys. ; So began the work of sheltering: orphans and wayward boys, January 1906. It has continued effectively through 57 of the community’s 75 year...
Page 15 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 17 October 1963
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Since 1946 Optimist Club serves needs of community [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 17 October 1963
Since 1946 Optimist Club serves needs of community In Highland Park, "Optimist” has an extra meaning: cooperation. When there’s something to be done for the community, Optimists join all public - spirited organizations and citizens in integrated effort for the good of all. This has been true since September 14, 1946, when Optimist International conferred charter 520 upon the Optimist Club of Highland Park, Los Angeles, California Organizer of the club was Murray K. Ross who held the vision of dynamic teamwork by men of varied background, a service club to which all business and professional men of good character would be eligible. So successful was he in working with the International’s representative, A. J. Primeaux, that 103 men were inducted at the charter party, of whom 62 were sponsored by Ross personally. Some who know only the name assume that the club is content with sponsoring the boys’ home on North Figueroa St. The truth is that from the start, the club has engaged in num...
Page 16 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 17 October 1963
HIGHLAND PARK JUBILEE DIAMOND 75 years progress OF We Proud are To Participate HAROLD LEE—JEWELERS 1928 1963 When talking about pioneers of the York Boulevard shopping area, the name of Harold Lee is certain to be brought up. For over 35 years, Mr. Lee has serviced the residents of Highland Pork with the finest workmanship in watch repairs and jewelry. The reason for his craftsmanship is quite simple. He was one of the few selected to attend an extensive course in watch repairs at the Elgin Watchmakers College in Elgin, Illinois. Whether it be new purchases or a simple adjustment, Mr. Lee has always considered each patron personally offering the maximum of courtesy and service. HAROLD LEE JEWELERS 5013 York Blvd. CL. 7-1370
Page 17 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 17 October 1963
HIGHLAND PARK DIAMOND JUBILEE J75 YEARS)' OF PROGRESS| Vie are Proud To Participate DE WITT VAN &amp; STORAGE 1925-1963 A classic story of the American way . . . personal drive, personal initiative, that resulted after some 38 years in Highland Park, as one of the dominant organizations. This is the story of Woodrow (“Woody") De Witt. Moving out to Southern California from Missouri, young De Witt was enrolled at Franklin High and was graduated in 1934. Father R. L. De Witt at the time was operating a transfer company, located at 963 Annandaie Boulevard which was later named, Figueroa Street. After graduation “Woody worked with his father and took over in later years, after learning all the trials, tribulations . . . and satisfaction of this important type of enterprise. Today, the De Witt Van &amp; Storage and affiliates virtually straddle the globe ... a world wide moving service. Including the personnel at the Hawaiian location, plus the Highland Park group, there ...
Kiwanis *' Oldest service club in the area [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 17 October 1963
Kiwanis *' Oldest service club in the area While most of the attention is being focused on this booming community of Highland Park on its 75th Diamond Jubilee this year, some attention must certainly be given to the local Kiwanis Club, oldest service club in the area with over 38 years of growth and activity under its belt. The club nr Ide its initial step in October of 1924 when with help from the newly-formed Eagle Rock Club solicited local merchants and professional men to build their membership to 50 members. The first meeting was held at the Ebell Clubhouse, where the 50 local members as well as 29 Eagle Rock Members heard the then District Kiwanis Governor, George W. Bunton of Van Nuys, praise the local group. FIRST PRESIDENT At the meeting, Arthur Cresse was selected as the Club’s first president, and served so successfully in his first year that he was re-elected for a second term, an honor that no other president has yet equaled. On Feb. 19, 1925, the Highland Park Kiwanis ...
Iron Horse puffs into town [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 17 October 1963
Iron Horse puffs into town LAYING LAST RAIL of old L.A. and San Gabriel Railroad across the Arroyo near S. Ave. 61 were these workmen in September of 1885. (Courtesy Title Insurance &amp; Trust) AND THERE SHE COMES—Puffing across newly completed bridge spanning the Arroyo Seco come the coal burner with bells clanging, passengers waving. ~ l |»rrrr (Courtesy Security First National Bonk) SAFE ARRlVAL—Festooned with American flogs, LA &amp; SG train arrived in town safely on Sept. 16, 1885. (Courtesy Security First National Bank) ROLLING ALONG IN 90’s—Heading west in the 1890's the Iron Horse is seen pulling four cars in this picture taken from Museum Hill. (Courtesy Security First National Bank)
School ain't what if used to be (you know it!) [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 17 October 1963
School ain't what if used to be (you know it!) By Laura Steele Highland Park schools have changed. In the 1920’s at Buchanan Street School, arithmetic was taught at the blackboard. Teacher carried a heavy ruler and when time-up was called on a given problem, she walked business-like down the length of the blackboard, checked each problem, and indicated if the problem was wrong by giving a smart whack with the ruler on the backs of barelegs. The whacks continued until every student managed to figure out the correct answer. Penalty for getting caught chewing gum, in the 20’s, was: stand one-half hour in front of the class with chewing gum stuck on the end of your nose. Wrigley’s Spearmint gum was new and delicious to many of us who had previously chewed hunks of tar picked up from street paving outfits. In fact, Wrigley’s wealthy family home was quite an impressive tourist walk we took whenever we visited Catalina Island in the summertime. SPELLING BEES At Annandale Boulevard School, ...
Elementary schools keep pace in 60's [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 17 October 1963
Elementary schools keep pace in 60's Keeping pace with the phenomenal growth of the entire Los Angeles school system. Highland Park’s elementary schools have expanded to the point where there are now 13 modem elementary schools in the community, as compared to the one make-shift “grade school” it boasted in 1888. Sidney V. Good, who retired in 1939 from his position as principal of Luther Burbank Junior High School, recalls that in 1888, when he arrived here with his parents from England, the “Garvanza” District had just started a school, located in the old Miller’s Hall at 6311 Pasadena Ave. OLDEST PRIMARY About two years later, a special school building was built at 317 N. Ave. 62. site of the present Garvanza School, which thus bears the distinction of being the oldest primary school in this section of Los Angeles. Good later, in 1912 to be exact, became principal of the Garvanza School, serving in that post until 1927, when he became first principal of the new Luther Burbank Jun...
Page 19 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 17 October 1963
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