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sThe LUKE PASSES ON the years take their toll W'est loses good citizens Some their leadership and color- are well known for COmmunity accomplishments. Working quietly accomplish as much but without fanfare and their true value recognized until death takes from us. a man was Alfred Luke. A man, who had deep regard fellow men, it has been aug- by a friend and associate over the future of eer- ier employee in the printing managed for Polk & Co., a Contributing factor in his illness. LUke was a man among men. sense of humor, told and was a good listener the other fellow was telling He was a West Seattle and proud to be a resident y. He was a good man, gave freely of his, ~d sound advice as a director West Side Federal Savings i Association and was always ! to help the association West Seattle has lost a good LONG WILL TtlAT ENSIGN WAVE of government econ- I the tattered and frayed flag on the flagpole of the Billions for Cur- not a nickel for a new flag. EWe'll have to take up a col- for a new flag. 'friend Jerry Toomey offered to the cause but still hopeful we advised him to Jis dollar--Uncle Sam may yet. IRAL JACKPOT CLIMAX DRAWING TUES. WE . VOL. XXVII. No. 25. Schools Out! DISTRIBUTED FREE EVERY THURSDAY TO WEST SEATTLE HOMES WEst 0300 Thursday, June:22, 1950 Summer's Here!Everybody's ---Herald Photo David Harrison, White Center, takes a peak at three lovely lasses tak- ing a break from their trek to Caiman pool after getting out of school early at James Madison Junior High. The girls are, left to right, Louise Gahrke, 16, 10403 35rE Ave. S. W; Ernesfine Greer, 15, 6536 31st Ave. S. W. end Lore Yates, 15, 10215 35th Ave. S. W. Last Day of School Seems Best Say Kids, As * ** I Sun Sand and Sea Team for Summer Fun SIGNS I ~San d s 'frequenting Alkii Last is always best! That's what Holbrook was the founder of Hol- during the hot'weather over the kids say and they had plenty brook's private kindergarten f o r and early this week to add. It was the last day of forty years. The ladies were en- little attention to the school but the first day for Col- joying chocolate ice cream and the nailed on telephone poles man pool to open at Lincoln. It marvelous view. Avenue. The signs them- was the last day of school at James "This is the prettiest view in all are most unattractive and i Madison Junior High School and of Seattle," declared Miss Holbrook. they contain is equally the only day the girls could wear In the birds the male plumage I their beloved jeans to school, is usually the brightest. Friday What was more natural than to the men were trying to take back wear your jeans to school and then their ancient right to shine. Bright head for Colman Pool to go swim- chartreuse, rose, lemon yellow and ruing. That was what Louise maroon swiAtming trunks outshone ~.Gehrke, ]6, 10403 35th ,Ave. S.V.; ladies bathing suits in spite of the ......... Ernestine Greet, 16, 6536 31st Ave. strapless, tops. The kids were in S.~V. and Lora Yates, 15, 10215 35th full glory and so excited about get- Ave. S.W. were doing when they ting into the water that one little out for a coke. Another lboy knocked over a waste can. took time little boy, David Harrison, from~[ The most popular places were White Center really had the jump the refreshment booths with i c e on other %Vest Seattle kids. His cream and pop being consumed in school had lot out early. He" spent!great quantities. the morning swimming, . gathered All in all the last day of school up his bathing gear and headed was the best. The kids will testify back to Colman Pool for another to that. It was their day. swim. Y~avid planned to swim and shame that our much pub-play all summer but the girls had DO Y0U Kn0w has to bear that stig- more fruitful endeavors in mind, are still hopeful that a they were going berry picking. to the problem will be Next fall they will go to West Seat- s, oon~ tle High School. So the summer Your Welfare LATIq)NS BOB. lies excitingly ahead for t h e se L Bob Jones was young people. chairman ofthe execu Out in the breakers, two girls Initiatives? Vice of the Association of were singing "Over The Waves" Cities at the annual and trying to get their raft to I~ob in his ea~acib, as cit,, i the raft it wouldn't float but let that you 1" J J t this I them step off. The raft would go Do you lan has been active in :On for a number of yearsJ sailing out to sea. Verna Johnson, they will have election is evidence of the 4343 13th Ave. South and Carol welfare law, Initie- he has done for that or- Bianchi, 4357 ]3th Ave. South did not seem to mind and kept right The answers to these questions /on serenading the breeze with the are important because they may ~,LKI EYF~SORE/ nautical tune. cost you money. For instance the park department waits A little blonde from South Seat- estimated cost of the present In- before they take ac- tle, Barbara Ann Cornish, two year itiative 172 is about 9 million don remodeling and modern- old daughter of Mrs. N. S. Cornish, lars a month while the Initiative the Alki Natatorium 19432 22nd Ave. South was having 176 proposed by the Washington any natatorium to work troubles with the wind. It kept Pension Union would raise that Weather and vandals pushing her cowboy hat over one monthly cost to more than 10 mil- s good job of wrecking eye or picking it and pulling it off lion dollars. Initiative 178 proposed entirely, by Governor Langlte will cost about ltUSKIES The younger generation did not 7 million dollars. varsity and jun- have the seascape to themselves Initiative 176 would increase the trained for a three mile but three charming ladies from old age pension minimum to $65 Proved their rowing abil- Queen Anne Hill were enjoying the a month while the Governors pro- any conditions and at any last day of school too. They were, posal would set a minimum of $60 When the flood conditions I Miss ennie Holbrook, 2102 2rd Ave. per month dependent upon the per- necessitated shorting ]West; Mrs. M. T. Simons, 124 West son's actual needs. to two miles, making it a IGarfield Street and Miss Clara Big- It is in the field of medical care . , "clew, 912 Queen Anne Ave. Miss that the important differences real- ly mount up. Under the two proposals of the Washington Pension Union, a pen- sioner may select any doctor he wants for his care and the state will pay for the medical bill. Under Initiative 178, the pensioner gets the same services but it directs: that standards and regulations be l set up and administered by the State Department of Health and that full use be made of public and free services. The individual is only allowed as much freedom as practicable in selecting type of Preservative practitioner ~S Next old age pension funds under Initiative 178 must be specificially Best iuallty House Paint ear-marked. If the funds start run- ning short, the pensions and other fhef lasts wlfh Preservative benefits may be cut. esf ~o meet Norfhwes~ weather con- Under the present law and Initia- Ions. Best Qualify House Palnf is priced af only tive 178, no income is exempt frqm consideration when determining i~l~ Gal. given. With the Washington Pen- x sion Union's proposal, Initiative For all your painting problems see your No. 176, $300 would be exempt if permitted by federal legislation. Preservat,ve Pa,nt Dealer The minimum standards of needs is set up to decide how much al- servative Paint Co o. oco be given for living expenses. Under Initiative No. 176, there would be a minimum al- ~0 ~e~r~l~aln~ ~r~rad~" lowance of $1 per day for such 4517 CALIFORNIA AVENUE things as transportation, telephone, laundry, dry cleaning and refriger- & Virginia 1008 Eat 6Sth S410 Airport Ww/ ation in addition to normal living 325 yellow section of the Telephone Directory for dealers necessities. Happy! --Herald Photo A misch;evious young miss poses in the foreground as other refugees from the confines of school enjoy the coolness of Caiman pool at Lincoln Park. The last day of school was the best of the whole year the kids said. --Herald Photo Miss Barbara Ann Cornish/2% years, clings to her cowboy hat as the wind interferes with the walk she is taking with her mother, Mrs. N. 5. Cornish of 19432 22nd Ave. S.W. Commercial Club Sends Resolution To City Council A resolution asking that the 4700 block on 44th Ave. S.W. be rezoned from first residence to second resi- dence ~as approved by the board of directors of the Commercial Club last week and forwarded to the City Council. Also accompanying the club's res- olution was a petition also favor- lng the action, signed by 32 prop- --Herald Photo Miss Jemnle Holbrook, 2102 3rd Ave. West, Mr. M. T. Simons, 124 West Garfield Ave. and Miss Clara Bigelow, 912 ~ueen Anne Ave., enjoy the warm sunshine and cool ice cream bars on the Lincoln Park beach walk. Alki Community Club Stands Against Wolman Recommends For Sewage Disposal Problem Convinced that the proposed Alki sewage disposal plan will not solve the pollution problem, the Alki Community Club is now taking a unanimous stand against the Wolman arty owners in the hlock. The Bigley & Jones Construction Company desires to construct a 14- unit apartment court in the block. Backers of the rezoning point out that a three-story apartment house and a large public parking lot are already located in the block. SIGN INITIATIVE NO. 178 A petition for Initiative No. 178 is in the office of the Her- repo ! The Wolman report recommends that the city of Seattle use deep water outfalls to correct@ ............ ~ ................... the sewage disposal problem. . be right and in the right place. [ [ The Wolman Report has no de The Alki Community Club main- . ' ...... r "] ............ .. taimd pinna, no ~'aeIini'ce requt e-I lalns trial; stra~:eglcally" loca1:eo. meats. It ls so general that it is treatment plants are the only sure open for interpretatmn, he said. way of correcting the pollution Grad explained that the city had problem, extended the sewer in Alki creating Every city similar to Seattle a deep water outfall and that it which has used deep water outfalls failed. He said that the Alki Corn- has found them unsuccessful and reunify Club is tired of experiment- in the end resorted to treatment plants to solve pollution, Ed Grad, Alki Community Club secretary, plan that they feel will settle Se- attle's problem once and for all. "We don't want Seattle to become like the larger Eastern cities who will never be rid of their pollution said aid for those who wish to sign ~ ' it.. Only registered voters may[ The Alki Community Club wants sign. ~ I to save the city money in the long ~II I I ;run and most important, save time. ..... We're deeply concerned," Grad West Seattle Hi Yu New ~a,~ "Our kids are the ones who " have gotten sick from playing in the water." Name Selected for Picnic The AlkiCommunityClubisstag- ins an opposition to the city's pres- If the name is new to you, you'll soon hear plenty about eat plan in order to bring about a it! Its the new name for the All West Seattle Picnic. On Sunday, July 23, about 25,000 West Seattleites will gather at Lincoln Park to visit and picnic together--as they have been doing for 27 years. General Chairman Bill Sweene '%** ............................................. I problem" Grad said. SEASIDE PHARMACY I "The present 'Wohnan Report Prescription Pharmacists I Plan' is m'erely a piece-meal plan. To Serve You The Wolman It won't do the job. Serving You 27 Years in Alki Report is general. It could apply C. A. RICHEY, Ph. C., B. S. p . i to any city. Wolman was only here ropmetor J 10 days and was never out in a boat. WEst 9900 't the t l~e couldn possibly survey D-- - ........................ ~ complete situation," Grad explained. ENTAL PLATES freest qual , w a treat ~' ' -I 'What we inAlki ant is - ~ty at lowest prmes Se~ D~ Cook r or four scien ' " I ment plant, o three , - at DENTAL CLINIC 4515 Cahfor to sexy,ca the en ' " " / tifically located " - .nia Ave. AValon 1200. tire city," Grad went on. "It must . Hang Your Clothes on a Hickory Limb, But Don't Go Near the Wafer has appointed most of the 30 chair- men of various events--and they have been actively lining up real entertainment. Special invitations have gone to City and County officials to be our guests. A buffet lunch will be served. There will be athletic events and races for the children, with fine prizes for the winners. Free coffee and cream for all adults; free'bal- loons and favors for the children. Stores all over West Seattle will soon blossom out with window ban- ners announcing their sponsorship with the picnic. At this writing, nearly 200 local merchants have contributed toward the expense, and 587 additional will receive the invitation today There will be square dancing, fastball, horseshoes---every known kind of sport for everyone--all free So save the date--Sunday, 5uly 23. Pack up your picnic basket, bring the whole family for a full day of fun and frolic with your neighbors! DEPOSITORS GET DIVIDENDS When depositors of the WesbSide Federal Savings and Leap Associa- tion .bring in their pass books for dividend credits for the first six months of this year they will re- ceive a two per cent dividend, The dividend increase was authorized at a special meeting of the board of directors last Thursday. Inter- ests on deposits have been figured at one and a half per cent for sev- eral years. De~r Editor:-- This robbery Is so despicable I think It should be publicized. Sinc~ the middle of March, 422 people have visited my pool with Its 40 odd wood caxvlngs. The children asked[ If they could use it for a wishing well and I said they could. After that I told everyone the money would be used to help the crl~ppled chil- dren. Several dollars in pennies, tokens and dimes had accumula- ted. Last ~turday two boys about" sixteen came in while we and the neighbors were at lunch and stole the money. Their tracks betrayed their age. Ia there ~ meaner or more contemptible than s~ding money from crippled children? Harland E. Fitch M41 40th S.W. atiom Rites Held For Alfred E Luke West Seattle lost a fine citizen when Alfred E. Luke, Seattle busi- ness executive and vice-president of the West Side Savings and Loan ALFRED E. LUKE A~ssociation, died Saturday at the West Seattle General Hospital' fol- lowing a long illness. Mr. Luke was a resident of Se- attle for 50 years and had lived in West Seattle a large portion ~f that time He was 69 years old. For many years he was general mana- ger of the Sherman Printing and Binding Company, retiring from that position about six months ago. As a member of the board of di- rectors of the West Side Savings and Loan Association, Mr. Luke was one of its most valuable mem- bers. Commenting on his service to the association, Thee Jer~en, el/airman of the board, said, "Mr. Luke served on our board for ten years. He always maintained a vital interest in the business affairs of the association: He was con- scientious and had excellent busi- ness judgment. ~ He was friendly and amiable, and was held in high rega/'d by his fellow board mem- bers. We have lost a good man." Mr. Luke was .a member of klki Lodge, No. 152, F&AM; the West Seattle Chapter of Royal Arch Ma- sons, No. 45, Seattle Commandery and the Tibbetts MeInorial Metho- dist Church. Surviving are his Wife, Hettie, Seattle; three sisters, Mrs. Edith Tucker and Mrs. Gladys Julian, both of England, and Mrs. Henry Parker, Seattle; three brothers, Richard H. and Leonard, both of England, and Edgar G. Luke, Up- land, Calif; a daughter, Mrs. Myron D. Morgan and a son, Ernest L. Luke, both of Seattle, and three grandchildren. Funeral services vcere held Wed- nesday afternoon at the White Funeral Home, burial following ill Washington Memorial Park. Insured ~tavings--$% current rate ---~ve with West Side Federal, 4205 W. Alaska St. CHILDREN'S DEI~rISTRY--See Dr. Winters at D~NTAL CLINIC, 4515 California Ave. AValon 1200. O. ELLIS for TI~IIMVISION --Herald Photo Mrs, Vern Wenger, 5940 44th Ave. S.W., and daughter and son, Carol 7 and Barry 5, and Charley Richey, Alki pharmacist, read one of state pollution warning signs that llne Alki Beach. There were two signs one this pole. Mrs. Wenger said that her family came down to the beech every day her husband had off end enjoyed if so much. "It would be nice if they could clear up this pollution because it is such a short distance for us to come.' Thousands agree headily wffh Mrs. Wenger. Admiral Way Jackpot Set For Tuesday All roads lead to Admiral Way next Tuesday night when the Mer- chants Jackpot final drawing will be held, with an anticipated crowd of 15,000 in attendance. Top gifts of a 1950 Nash Rambler convertible and an all-expense trip to Alaska for two persons will be given away, in addition to two Schwinn bicycles for a boy and girl, and dozens of other merchandise gifts. The drawing will start at 8:30 p.m. from the stage of the Admiral Theatre, with a telephone connec- tion to the Granada Theatre as well. Holders of winning tickets must br in either theatre or in the im- mediate vicinity of the Admiral Theatre to claim their gifts. A carnival spirit will prevail all evening, in the Admiral district, with merry-go-round and other rides for the kiddies, square danc- ing, and other entertainment. The entire street will be roped off to accommodate the crowds, in addi- tion to the parking lot adjacent to the theatre. The final drawing climaxes a-10- week program, sponsored by the A d m i r a 1 Merchants Association. Fifty stores have participated and given away a ticket with each $1.00 cash purchase. It is pointed out that tickets will still be given away until the night of the drawing. Because of the limited seating capacity of the two theatres, loud speakers will be set up outside the Admiral Theatre so that partici- pants who can't get into the the- atres can be kept fully informed as the drawing progresses. The new Nash Was purchased from the West Seattle Nash Co., and the cruise for two persons to Alaska is through the courtesy of the Alaska Steamship Company. Participating Admiral Way merch- ants are also donatlng various mer- chandise prizea Graveside Services For Robert Frampton Held at Forest Lawn Graveside services for little one- year-old Robert Frampton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Frarnpton, 4029 Beach Drive, were held yesterday, June 21 "at Forest Lawn Cemetery at 11 a.m. Rev. David Rose of the Alki Con- gregational Church officiated at the simple service ..... Robert died Tuesday from severe burns, the result of his pulling on the cord of an electric coffees mak- er and spilling scalding hot coffee all over him. Robert was one year old on June 6. Survivors besides his parents are a brother, Morris, 3, and grand- parents, Mrs. Sarah Frampton and Mrs. Joe Longman, all of Seattle. Kaufman's Named Du Ponf Dealer Kaufman's Supply Co., 2642 ~- ifornia Ave. has been appointed a West Seattle distributor of Du Pont paints and other products of the E. I. Du Pont de Nemours Com- pany announced this week. Included in the Du Pont Line are Du Pont self cleaning outside house paint, Dueo "one coat magic" enam- el and semi gloss enamels. Kaufman's also carry a complete llne of linoleum and other floor coverings and wallpaper. This week they are featuring a special sale on Imperial wallpapers as featured in an advertisement on another page. New Sheet Metal Shop Opens at Reece Heating Appliance Company Reeee Heating and Appliances are proud to announce that they now have their own sheet metal shop The pride stems from their ability to now make complete heat- ing units installations, also com- plete installation of a new air con- ditioning unit. This has been a dream of many years, now come true, that they will be able to give complete ser- vice. In A Sc~mdinovlu Mead? Just Try The Cackles at the New Viki~i Bakery How's your Scandinavian appe- tite? Do you like that Svenski fla- vor? The Viking bakery, now open at 4479 Fauntteroy Ave. eaters to that strong desire for the Scandi- navian touch in cookies and baking. Mrs G. Olfert and Mrs. A. ~im- onsen, who do aH the baking, are Scandinavian themselves and spec- ialize in Scandinavian cookies and pies. When that old feeling for the Scandinavian flavor comes over you, just go to the Viking Bakery and they will be glad to make up special orders of cookies just for you. They will also serve light snacks and sandwiches every day. W. S. Garden Club The West Seattle Garden Club members will meet at ll a.m. Fri- day to elect and install new offic- ers. Mrs. Arthur E. Hussey will be in charge offlnstallation at the Hiawatha Fieldhouse. Insured ~av~% currant --4~ve with West Side ~ 4~ w. Alaska 8~