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THE NEW PALLADIUM
VIRKUS SET TO
DEFEND OPEN TITLE
A former Benton Harbor man, Don
Virkus, is confident that he will success-
fully defend his National Open Golf title
when the Open is held next month in
Virkus, speaking from his Juneau,
Alaska, home, told reporters yesterday
that "I don't have a thing to worry about.
I'm so confident that I will win the Open
without a struggle that l'm not even
bothering to practice."
Last year, Virkus won the Open, golf-
dom's most coveted prize, with a record-
shattering 249 total for 72 holes.
Pete Rhodes to
Water-ski Over Falls
NIAGARA FALLS, YORK, June
7-CAPJ-This world-famous resort town
was jammed this morning with eager
spectators Waiting to view one of the
most spectacular and dangerous stunts
Pete Rhodes will attempt the daredevil
stunt tomorrow, when he tries to become
the first person to ever water-ski over the
Niagara Falls. When asked about the
risk involved, Rhodes replied, "Don't
worry about me. just think of poor Frank
King who will drive the motorboatI"
Tiger Cage Outlook Bright: Warnock
WINNER RETURNS TO
Benton Harbor's Jim Chartrand, who
last week won the 500 Mile Memorial
Day Speedway race at Indianapolis, yes-
terday received a hero's welcome when
he returned to the Twin Cities.
Chartrand,whose record-shattering speed
of 193.87-i593 miles per hour astounded
the racing world, remarked that he first
practiced driving "back at the good ol'
Benton Harbor High School parking lot."
REPORT LINKS PHIL
McCOY AND WEALTHY
NEW DELHI, INDIA, June 7-QAPJ
-The entire continent of Asia was buzz-
ing today about the reported romance of
Battling Phil McCoy and Princess Ibaya
Faziwaii, the beautiful daughter of In-
dia's richest maharajah.
McCoy, former light-heavyweight cham-
pion of the world, was introduced to Miss
Faziwaii while on a boxing tour of this
country. The wealthy Indian beauty was
apparently impressed with McCoy's mas-
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lanky Soph Excites
Benton Harbor High School's head
basketball coach, Lee Warnock, predicted
today that next years' cage team will be
the best one at the local school since
1956-the year that Leroy Goff, Jim Rey-
nolds, and Melrose Hensley led the Tigers
to a glorious season.
"Of course, we can't expect to compare
with the brilliant 1956 team," commented
Warnock, "but we certainly should be
vastly improved over last year."
Warnock is especially excited about
7' 4" Steve Findley, jr., the sophomore
center who is regarded as an outstanding
varsity prospect. The elder Findley is
atheltic director at the local high school.
Fine Clocks and Watches
"Be on time . . . all the time"
ROY Eizncsom, Prop.
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THE NEW PALLADIUM
Fashion Club to Present
The Twin City Fashion Club will pre-
sent its annual style show june 20, the
club's president, Elaine Heckert, an-
Miss Heckert added that models for
this affair will be provided by the world
famous McDowell Modeling Agency. The
agency, headed by Ross McDowell, claims
to employ the "world's loveliest models."
Several former Benton Harbor lovelies
will model for this show, including joan
Postello, Marilyn Rizzo, Marybeth War-
skow, Shelby Baushke, Willie Mae Haw-
kins, Gail Mann, Pat Karsen, and Nancy
The show, using "Summer Rendezvous"
as its theme, will feature the latest orig-
inals of the famous French designer, Mon-
sieur 'Rxm Edwards.
It was announced today by Clyde Krak-
lau, president of the Berrien County Farm
Association, that Joanne Reinhardt has
been appointed Berrien County Home Ex-
tension Agent. .
Miss Reinhardt, a graduate of Benton
Harbor High School, is widely known for
her work in 4-H leadership throughout
A flavor for every day
of the year
PAIR TO OPEN
SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES
A well-known local couple announced
today that they will open a marriage-
counseling service next month in Benton
Harbor. The pair, Mr. and Mrs. Gary
Musser have resided in this city for over
The Mussers, who have five children,
have been "happily married" for nineteen
years. Mrs. Musser is the former Sandra
McFarland of Benton Harbor.
Hold Farewell Party
for Roger Parrish
Prominent local people were in abun-
dance at a going-away party for Roger
Parrish, last night at the Hotel Poziwilko.
Parrish, who last month resigned from
his position at Richard Petruschke and
Sons Chemical Company, was swarmed
by an estimated 300 well-wishers. Parrish
will leave next week to assume his new
post on the California State Research
Committee, where his duties will be to
work on methods of combating the smog
in the Los Angeles area.
Among the many guests were several
area officials: Sheriff 'Ibm 'Ibnnilier,
County Clerk Margaret Ogata, Benton
Harbor Commissioner-at-Large Bob Cul-
ver, and Benton Harbor Post-Mistress,
Benton Harbor's Mayor Calvin Mayer
delivered a short speech honoring Par-
rish. Mayor Mayer addressed Parrish and
said, "Roger, you certainly have been an
asset to the community, and on behalf of
the entire city, I want to assure you that
we will all miss you and that we wish
you the best of luck in your new job."
The farewell party preparations were
made by Ray Marks, Betty Munson, and
Metropolitan Opera Stars, Joanne Mil-
ler and Dan Young will open at the Mil-
burg Civic Opera House Tuesday evening
to premiere "The Marriage of the Her-
ring," a tragedy in three acts written by
Dan Blythe and Shirley Tapp. The Twin
City Symphony, conducted by Claude
Williams, will perform during the inter-
CUBAN DIPLOMAT TO
TALK AT HIGH SCHOOL
Miss Gladys Velez-Sanchez, the Cuban
ambassador to the United States, will ad-
dress the Benton Harbor High School
student body next Wednesday, it was an-
nounced today by Principal Rodney
Miss Velez-Sanchez, internationally fa-
mous champion of world peace, will speak
on "The Importance of the Cha-Cha in
MIKE and JUDY
"Music till Dawn"
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