Balboa Park History 1951
January 1, 1951, San Diego Union, B-1:2. Museum of Man – Clark E. Evernham appointed executive manager yesterday.
January 4, 1951, San Diego Union, A-16:1. The first fatal plunge from Cabrillo Bridge since guard railings were erected last June 9 occurred yesterday when a 20-year old sailor made the 135-foot leap; fence project cost $4,320.
January 12, 1951, San Diego Union, A-1:2-3, A-18:2. Conference Building – Gospel Crusade opens tonight, sponsored by Youth for Christ.
January 12, 1951, San Diego Union, A-2:2-4. The City Council yesterday approved expansion of the civil defense staff and its removal from Civic Center to Balboa Park; the old exposition fire station will be remodeled for use by the San Diego Disaster Council at an estimated cost of $2,400.
January 28, 1951, San Diego Union, A-3:4. The third annual California Recreation Conference will be held in Balboa Park, February 13-16.
February 3, 1951, San Diego Union, A-7:6-7. Old Globe to open acting school February 12.
February 5, 1951, San Diego Union, A-5:1. Electric Building – bloodhound won title at dog show last night.
February 11, 1951, San Diego Union, A-4:7-8. Conference Building – camellia show February 24 and 25.
February 11, 1951, San Diego Union, D-1:1-6. Donal Hord, hard-rock sculptor, by Bryant Evans (illus.).
February 12, 1951, San Diego Union. SOUTH KOREAN TROOPS DRIVE ACROSS PARALLEL.
February 18, 1951, San Diego Union, B-1:6-8. House of Hospitality – Camellia garden started in canyon behind House of Hospitality through agreement between Camellia Society and Park Department..
March 11, 1951, San Diego Union, B-1:1-6. Museum of Man – “turtle dragon” on exhibit; reproductions shown in Museum after decade of storage, by Bryant Evans (illus.).
After nearly ten years in storage, two of San Diego’s most intriguing exhibits again are on display at the Museum of Man. These are “The Turtle” and “The Dragon,” realistic reproductions of ancient Maya monuments.
They are declared by archaeologists to represent the highest development of a new-world culture which ranked in brilliance with the best that Europe had to offer.
The two reproductions are in the main hall of the museum, where they have been restored after having been sawed in six pieces each by the Navy during World War II. The Navy found the huge monuments in the way when it decided to use the hall as a hospital ward.
Why each was sawed into six pieces is a mystery that even the museum’s sleuthing archaeologists have not unraveled.
Since the Navy returned the crated casts to the museum after the war, they have been stored while the museum staff gradually restored its collections. Clark Evernham, museum manager, said it was necessary to employ a Hollywood set builder to get the Dragon and the Turtle together again.
The museum acquired the casts at the close of the Panama-California Exposition in 1915. They had been made for the exposition by a party sent into jungles of Guatemala by the Archaeological Institute of America in the winter of 1914. The casts were made from glue molds formed from the actual prehistoric monuments on their primeval sites.
The original monuments were made of sandstone during the close of the eighth century A. D. Their dates are accurately known because the Mayans, more than any other ancient peoples, were adept at time measurement.
The monuments themselves are believed to mark the passing of an anniversary. Accordingly, the monuments are carefully dated in the Mayan number glyphs, which scientists have been able to decipher.
In dating their calendars, the Mayans used the vigessimal system. This is like the decimal system except that the number 20 plays the same part in the vigessimal system as 10 plays in the decimal system.
The Mayans would compound a figure with dots and bars with each dot standing for 1 and each bar for 5. Thus three bars and a dot would mean 16. This symbol followed by a zero would stand for 320 (16 x 20 plus 0).
Anyone examining the monuments in the museum will be able to find these bar and dot numbers engraved in the surface, but because of the intricacies of the design, he would be unable to read whole numbers without considerable further study.
The Dragon is the earlier of the two monuments. It is a grotesque mythological monster with open jaws. From the jaws protrudes a finely carved human head, arms and torso.
The monument is carved with inscriptions and carvings declared to be the most involved and intricate in the whole range of Mayan inscriptions.
The Turtle is a still more splendid example of a mythological animal and its creation represents the peak of Mayan monumental art. It was the last of the monuments to be carved in the shape of an animal.
The figure on the front of the turtle betrays a change in Mayan styles that occurred in the 10-year period between the time that the Dragon was built and the Turtle was carved. The face on the Turtle is the first of all Mayan carvings to be without a beard.
Both of the figures, as well as some highly decorated shafts at the museum, came from Quirigua, Guatemala. Scientists believe that the monuments of Quirigua were left by one of the colonies of the Ancient Maya Civilization.
The technical skill and advanced artistic sense shown in the carvings have led to the belief that the Quirigua colony thrived at the Golden Age of Mayan Art.
Although Mayan carvings are reminiscent of Egyptian carvings, archaeologists maintain that there was no connection. In mathematics and astronomy the American culture was far ahead of the Egyptian, or, for that matter, any other culture of its time in the world.
The unanswered riddle that the monuments have posed is what happened to this thriving society?
All at once the production of fine monuments ended, the fields were no longer cultivated, the tropical jungle moved in. Later the Mayans moved north to Yucatan and built up another country with beautiful temples.
March 11, 1951, San Diego Union, B-1:3. Civic organist Royal A. Brown will play his own “Balboa Park Suite” at his concert at 2:30 p.m. today in Spreckels Organ Pavilion. Other numbers will be “In San Diego” by Sexton and “Beautiful Balboa Park” by Blanche E. Odle.
March 15, 1951, San Diego Union, 6:1-4. Annual Easter Parade of Wheels will be held at Spreckels Organ Pavilion, March 24, the day before Easter; will mark close of Easter Seal campaign of Society for Crippled Children; Park and Recreation Department to conduct program.
March 18, 1951, San Diego Union, D-15:1. In Balboa Park.
March 22, 1951, San Diego Union, A-5:1-4. Easter Parade of Wheels for crippled children at Organ Pavilion (illus.).
March 25, 1951, San Diego Union, A-6:4. Easter Bunny visits Girl Scout House in Balboa Park.
March 26, 1951, San Diego Union, A-6:3-5. Bonham Brothers Boys’ Band Easter Concert in Balboa Park Bowl (illus.).
March 29, 1951, San Diego Union, A-6:1-2. Right of the City of San Diego to contract with a private corporation for an exposition in Balboa Park was upheld yesterday by Superior Judge Dean Sherry.
He quoted from various definitions of the word “exposition” to show that the purpose of an exposition “is primarily to provide for the general public enjoyment, recreation and education.”
He held that the hold of an exposition in Balboa Park would be applying the portion of the park involved (about 12 percent of its area) “to a proper and legitimate park use.”
March 31, 1951, San Diego Union, B-2:6-7. Letter, Hiram C. Najarian, describing perils in archery.
The range, it seems, consists of seven or eight piles of hay bales set up in one of the busiest sections of the park, where hundreds of people, including children are roaming freely throughout the area.
April 1, 1951, San Diego Union, A-26:4. Exhibit in Floral Association Building today
April 11, 1951, San Diego Union. TRUMAN FIRES GENERAL MAC ARTHUR.
April 11, 1951, San Diego Union, A-11:1-2. “Lady in Dark” opens tonight at Old Globe.
April 12, 1951, San Diego Union, A-10:3. Cast does handsomely with “Lady in Dark,” by Constance Herreshoff.
April 15, 1951, San Diego Union, A-2:5. San Diego Zoo – four lorises have arrived from Burma and will be exhibited today.
April 18, 1951, San Diego Union, A-1:5-8. Butler beats Crary in race for mayor..
April 22, 1951, San Diego Union, A-16:5-6. San Diego Zoo – chinchillas on display today.
April 22, 1951, San Diego Union, B-1:1-3. Museum of Man – Indian life exhibit, by Bryant Evans (illus.).
April 23, 1951, San Diego Union, A-4:1-2. Rose show in House of Charm opens Saturday.
April 25, 1951, San Diego Union, C-3:2-4. Frozen foods, refrigerator fair ready to open in Balboa Park; spring show to run until Sunday night.
April 26, 1951, San Diego Union, A-1:6. Electric Building – 7,000 attend Frozen Foods Fair.
April 26, 1951, San Diego Union, A-12:2-3. Two hundred and fifty veterans and guests met in the Veterans’ War Memorial Building in Balboa Park last night to thank Mayor Harley E. Knox for the building and to be him farewell on his leaving the office of mayor.
April 28, 1951, San Diego Union, A-12:5. Rose exhibit opening in Balboa Park.
April 29, 1951, San Diego Union, B-1:1-4. Crowds see opening of rose show (illus.).
May 4, 1951, San Diego Union, A-13:1-2. San Diego Zoo – tiger cubs, born to Zoo’s only pair of tigers on January 23, will be introduced to visitors this weekend (illus.).
May 7, 1951, San Diego Union, A-4:1-2. Naval Training Center band wins enthusiasm at Balboa Park Bowl; audience enjoys first of seven free Sunday afternoon concerts at park, by Constance Herreshoff.
May 14, 1951, San Diego Union, B-1:3. Electric Building – third-annual National Home Show opened yesterday for an eight-day run.
May 17, 1951, San Diego Union, B-5:1. The chance of winning “The House that San Diego Built” is drawing hundreds of spectators to second and third visits to the National Home Show underway in the Electric Building, Balboa Park.
May 20, 1951, San Diego Union, D-17:1-2. Balboa Park’s 1400 acres are for everybody.
May 27, 1951, San Diego Union, A-6:4. Old Globe gives “Grandmother Slyboots” by talented cast, by Constance Herreshoff.
May 31, 1951, San Diego Union, A-20:1-2. “The Bat” hailed in wild opening at Old Globe; blood-curdling screams of Miss Barr aid thunder-lightning sound effects, by Constance Herreshoff.
June 1, 1951, San Diego Union, A-13:1-2. City seeks formula for contributions to cultural life; San Diego assisted institutions requesting $94,000 in budget; increase of $14,000; Orin K. Cope, city budget officer, wants more information from museums; Councilman Frank Swan suggested some matching policy could be adopted.
June 3, 1951, San Diego Union, B-1:1-5. Many activities available to children of San Diego over long summer days; camp sport, zoo study open to all.
June 3, 1951, San Diego Union, B-5:3. Morley Field – tennis tourney opens June 14 in tennis courts.
June 8, 1951, San Diego Union, A-10:1. San Diego Zoo – snake and cat enclosures at Zoo designed to withstand earthquakes so there’s no point in planning to destroy the animals in the event of a bombing attack on the city, according to Mrs. Belle Benchley, zoo director..
June 10, 1951, San Diego Union, C-12:6-7. House of Hospitality – women who worked on Gold Room will be honored at House of Hospitality (illus.).
June 11, 1951, San Diego Union, B-14:4-5. Naval Training Center Band Concert at Organ Pavilion yesterday afternoon.
June 12, 1951, San Diego Union, A-1:1-3, A-2:1-2. San Diego Zoo – elephant put to death as peril to public, by Bryant Evans (illus.)
June 14, 1951, San Diego Union, A-3:7-8. Kearny Junior-Senior High School held commencement exercises last night in Balboa Park Bowl for 160 graduating seniors (illus.).
June 14, 1951, San Diego Union, A-13:3. The Navy will reestablish its hospital at Corona, the 11th Naval District announced yesterday..
June 18, 1951, San Diego Union, A-7:1-2. House of Pacific Relations – Swedish festival yesterday.
June 21, 1951, San Diego Union, A-1:6, A-3:2. Defense Secretary Marshall asked Congress today for a 1,000-bed addition to the San Diego Naval Hospital and a new Fleet Air Defense Training Center on Point Loma.
June 22, 1951, San Diego Union, A-8:1. Dr. Fabien Sevitzky yesterday outlined program of San Diego Symphony concerts in Balboa Park Bowl this summer.
June 24, 1951, San Diego Union, A-7:1. A six-year concessions agreement between the City and Nate Barnet and his partners for Balboa Stadium operations was filed with the City Clerk yesterday; City will received 20 percent of gross sales except those of programs for which the City’s share will be 5 percent.
June 24, 1951, San Diego Union, A-18:1. San Diego Zoo – E. J. Hallstrom, an Australian, wants to give away $40,000 worth of birds (illus.).
June 27, 1951, San Diego Union, A-8:1-2. Proposed construction of a 1,000-bed permanent addition to the San Diego Naval Hospital at a cost of $9,650,000 would clear the way for additional veterans’ beds, the Navy and Veterans Administration officials admitted yesterday.
June 29, 1951, San Diego Union, A-1:4-5, A-2:3-4. Three thousand four hundred jam park for Star-Light Opera opening (illus.).
July 2, 1951, San Diego Union, A-12:3. House of Hospitality – Gold Room served by hostesses.
July 6, 1951, San Diego Union, A-1:3, A-7:1. Alice Klauber, noted authority on art, passes.
July 8, 1951, San Diego Union, A-16:1-2. Alice Klauber’s friends recall her contributions.
July 9, 1951, San Diego Union, A-8:1-2. Art Center planned at Spanish Village.
July 11, 1951, San Diego Union, A-9:4-5. Shakespearean festival to open here July 18.
July 13, 1951, San Diego Union, B-1:4-6. Council appropriates $5,000 each for “summer,” “winter” symphony orchestras.
July 13, 1951, San Diego Union, B-1:1. “Blossom Time” makes debut in Balboa Park Bowl, by Constance Herreshoff.
July 15, 1951, San Diego Union, D-1:1-8, D-2:2-3. Shakespearean festival, by Helen Zugelder (illus.).
July 15, 1951, San Diego Union, D-4:1-3. Summer Symphony, by Constance Herreshoff.
July 15, 1951, San Diego Union, D-9:7-8. In Balboa Park..
July 17, 1951, San Diego Union, A-5:3-4. Free children’s art classes in Spanish Village (illus.).
July 18, 1951, San Diego Union, A-9:4-5. Shakespearean festival opens in Old Globe tonight.
July 19, 1951, San Diego Union, A-14:1-2. “Blossom Time” resumes in Balboa Park Bowl tonight.
July 19, 1951, San Diego Union, B-14:1-3. Shakespeare fete opens to plaudits, by Constance Herreshoff (illus.).
July 20, 1951, San Diego Union, A-1:1-2, A-4:1. Three-day waterfront festival opens today.
July 22, 1951, San Diego Union, A-1:7-8. Star-Light Opera gives servicemen free seats.
July 25, 1951, San Diego Union, B-1:3-4. “Brigadoon” next show for Starlight Opera.
July 27, 1951, San Diego Union, A-3:5-7. “Brigadoon” at Star-Light Opera endorsed by big audience, by Constance Herreshoff (illus.).
July 29, 1951, San Diego Union, B-3. Sixty-one shirtsleeved musicians started the 1951 concert season yesterday in the Organ Pavilion, equaling — if not surpassing — the warmth of morning temperatures with a warmth of delivery, after a brief rehearsal and terse greeting from their director, Dr. Fabien Sevitzky.
July 29, 1951, San Diego Union, B:3:4-5. Dr. Fabien Sevitzky conducts San Diego Symphony in a Young People’s Concert yesterday morning at the Organ Pavilion for an audience estimated at 1200, by Constance Herreshoff.
July 29, 1951, San Diego Union, C-1:1-4. Old Globe, Starlight Opera incentives for entertaining (illus.).
July 30, 1951, San Diego Union, A-4:1-3. Southern California folk dance festival yesterday afternoon Balboa Park; 300 folk dancers participate (illus.).
July 31, 1951, San Diego Union, A-1:6-7, A-3:7. Symphony season to open tonight, Menahem Pressler, piano soloist.
August 1, 1951, San Diego Union, A-1:3-5, A-4:3. Three thousand two hundred turn out for first of six midsummer night symphonies.
August 1, 1951, San Diego Union, A-4:2-3. Large audience greets symphony, by Constance Herreshoff.
August 1, 1951, San Diego Union, B-1:1-2. San Diego Zoo – fire hazards may lead to Zoo closing if water-saving fails; city official stresses fire hazards as reason; park conservation rigid.
August 2, 1951, San Diego Union, B-1:4. A total of 12,382 persons attended last week’s performances of “Brigadoon.”
August 4, 1951, San Diego Union, A-1:1-2, A-3:1-3. What’s doing in San Diego? . . . amusements listed..
August 5, 1951, San Diego Union, A-2:1-3. Trophies and ribbons were awarded to 600 colorful dahlia entries yesterday at the opening of the San Diego County Dahlia Society’s 11th annual show in the Recital Hall in Balboa Park (illus.).
August 5, 1951, San Diego Union, A-2:1-3. Palisades Building – Dahlia Show in Recital Hall.
August 5, 1951, San Diego Union, A-18:3. Tonight final showing of “Brigadoon.”
August 5, 1951, San Diego Union, D-4:1. Symphony sets second concert, by Constance Herreshoff.
August 6, 1951, San Diego Union, A-3:5-6. One thousand visitors see dahlia bloom show (illus.).
August 7, 1951, San Diego Union, A-7:1-3. Robert Sullivan gets post as Zoo president (illus.).
August 7, 1951, San Diego Union, B-1:1-2. Second Midsummer Symphony concert in Balboa Park Bowl tonight.
August 8, 1951, San Diego Union, A-13:3-5. Symphony playing tops first concert, by Constance Herreshoff.
August 8, 1951, San Diego Union, B-14:1-2. Starlight Opera gives “Sweethearts” tomorrow (illus.).
August 10, 1951, San Diego Union, A-5:1-2. “Sweethearts” at Star-Light Opera wins embrace by critic, by Constance Herreshoff.
August 10, 1951, San Diego Union, A-7:5-6. Festival resumes at Old Globe tonight when “The Merry Wives of Windsor” will be presented.
August 12, 1951, San Diego Union, A-1:4. Cabrillo Bridge leap fatal..
August 12, 1951, San Diego Union, B-16:1. Federal Building – City-wide recreation program set August 24, 25 and 26.
The Round-Up is the annual demonstration of the City Park and Recreation Department, and, as such, is calculated to reflect the variety of interests of San Diegans of all ages.
August 14, 1951, San Diego Union, A-5:4-5. Third summer symphony set for Balboa Park Bowl tonight.
August 15, 1951, San Diego Union, A-3:4-5. Familiar music marks park’s symphony concert, by Constance Herreshoff (illus.).
August 16, 1951, San Diego Union, A-4:3. Popular musical “Sweethearts” reopens tonight.
August 19, 1951, San Diego Union, A-6:1. Dance clubs set roundup fete in Balboa Park Club Friday evening.
August 20, 1951, San Diego Union, A-4:5. Spanish Village shows work of 13 moderns (illus.).
August 20, 1951, San Diego Union, A-13:3-4. Robert Winston, sculptor and designer, to talk Sunday night in renovated Little Theater in Spanish Village.
August 20, 1951, San Diego Union, B-1:2-4. San Diego Zoo – North African ground hornbills now at home in Zoo after long journey from Rotterdam (illus.).
August 22, 1951, San Diego Union, B-1:3-4. Begonias feature for flower show Saturday and Sunday in Japanese Tea Gardens, Balboa Park..
August 23, 1951, San Diego Union, A-16:3-4. San Diego Zoo – Robert J. Virden, Zoo superintendent, leaves today for a six-week inspection tour to gather data for contemplated building expansion at San Diego Zoo.
August 24, 1951, San Diego Union, A-16:3. Electric Building – A total of 626 dogs, paced by 126 Boxers, is entered in the Silver Bay Kennel Club’s summer all-breed dog show Sunday.
August 24, 1951, San Diego Union, A-19:3-5. Dances scheduled today in Recreation Roundup.
August 25, 1951, San Diego Union, A-5:2. Young singers, dancers lauded in “Dance Capades,” presented last night in Balboa Park Bowl by the City Park and Recreation Department as a benefit for the Cerebral Palsy Foundation of San Diego, by Constance Herreshoff.
August 25, 1951, San Diego Union, A-5:3. Recreation Roundup opens in Balboa Park.
August 25, 1951, San Diego Union, A-5:4. Federal Building – International Craft and Hobby Show; C. J. Jerabek will demonstrate cutting and reproduction of plant material this afternoon.
August 25, 1951, San Diego Union, A-5:3. “Dance Capades” last night in Balboa Park Bowl.
August 25, 1951, San Diego Union, B-1:1-3. All-breed dog show opens tomorrow (illus.).
August 26, 1951, San Diego Union, B-1:4. Top judges will officiate in Dog Show in Electric Building today.
August 26, 1951, San Diego Union, D-14:1-4. Designing and Making for Stage Sets for Star-Light Opera, by Helen E. Zugelder (illus.)
August 27, 1951, San Diego Union, A-6:3-4. Kellogg Park in La Jolla dedicated to public use (illus.)..
August 30, 1951, San Diego Union, B-1:3-5. “Great Waltz” at Star-Light Opera
August 31, 1951, San Diego Union, A-3:7-8. Johann Strauss opera, “The Great Waltz,” hit with big audience, by Constance Herreshoff.
September 1, 1951, San Diego Union, A-3:4. San Diego Zoo – Dr. H. P. Hediger, Swiss zoo leader, seeks ideas here to modernize zoo in Basil (illus.)
September 1, 1951, San Diego Union, A-3:8. Thomas B. Robertson appointed new director of San Diego Fine Arts Gallery (photo).
September 4, 1951, San Diego Union, B-2:3-4. More than 12,000 see “Great Waltz” first week.
September 4, 1951, San Diego Union, B-3:6-7. Symphony closes season in Balboa Park Bowl tonight.
September 5, 1951, San Diego Union, A-3:4-5. Final symphony program at Balboa Park Bowl.
September 5, 1951, San Diego Union, B-16:1 (?), Legion plans show in Balboa Stadium Monday night.
September 8, 1951, San Diego Union, A-8:3. Top drama awards go to San Diego Community Theater Players Donna Woodruff and Clair Burgener.
September 8, 1951, San Diego Union, A-10:5. Spanish Village Art Center to stage patio picnic; Dr. Reginald Poland, who has coordinated the classes which the Center has held, announces than an exhibition of student work will be on display from 1 to 5 o’clock..
September 9, 1951, San Diego Union, D-6:1-2. “Great Waltz” gets record gate.
September 9, 1951, San Diego Union, D-6:4-5. Old Globe books “Madwoman of Chaillot.”
September 10, 1951, San Diego Union, A-1:1, A-3:6. American Legion Convention begins today in Balboa Park Bowl.
September 10, 1951, San Diego Union, A-2:5-8. Los Angeles Police motorcycle team to race in Balboa Stadium tonight (illus.).
September 11, 1951, San Diego Union, A-1:7-8, A-2:3. State Legion march hailed by 250,000; largest crowd in city’s history watches two and one-quarter hour spectacle; record-breaking parade preceded evening show in Balboa Stadium.
September 11, 1951, San Diego Union, A-6:1-2. Colorful ceremonies at Balboa Park Bowl mark opening of Legion convention.
September 13, 1951, San Diego Union, A-13:5. Mexican Independence Day celebration Saturday night in Balboa Park Bowl.
September 14, 1951, San Diego Union, A-7:1-2. Virgil Fox to give organ recital tonight (illus.).
September 16, 1951, San Diego Union, A-11:1-3. Mexico Liberty date hailed in Balboa Stadium yesterday; ball tonight in Balboa Park Club.
September 17, 1951, San Diego Union, B-7:2-3. San Diego Zoo – horned screamers join Zoo (illus.)
September 18, 1951, San Diego Union, A-9:1-2. Old Globe season opens tomorrow.
September 19, 1951, San Diego Union, A-9:3-4. “Madwoman of Chaillot” opens season at Old Globe.
September 20, 1951, San Diego Union, A-3:8. Freeman H. Meskimen gives polished performance in “The Madwoman of Chaillot” (illus.).
September 22, 1951, San Diego Union, A-8:3-4. Craig Noel, director, planning tryouts for parts in “The Constant Wife.”
September 23, 1951, San Diego Union, A-1:2-4, B:6. Kiwanis Clubs sponsored free shows, ice cream for Kids’ Day yesterday; Stadium show in Balboa Park lasted two hours with Dennis Alford’s model plane show and cowboy singer Smoky Rogers getting the heaviest applause.
September 23, 1951, San Diego Union, A-1:3-4. What’s doing in San Diego for servicemen, tourists.
September 23, 1951, San Diego Union, D-3:3-4. “The Madwoman of Chaillot” at Old Globe.
September 27, 1951, San Diego Union, B-1:1-2. City restricts funds for cultural groups; maintenance of museum, art exhibits limit set on municipal assistance.
Use of city funds in cultural societies’ activities will be limited hereafter to maintenance of museum and art exhibits that are available for the general public’s enjoyment.
“Applied” research and the preparation of exhibits will receive city support but “pure” scientific research will not, under a six-point policy adopted by the City Council.
O W Campbell, city manager, and O. K. Cope, budget officer, recommended the policy. Cope, who explained it to the council, said part of the policy has been in effect.
Institutions affected ate the Fine Arts Gallery, Natural History Museum the Museum of Man and Serra Museum. The city will contribute $82,332 to the four in fiscal 1951-52. The six points:
- The city as building owner will assume basic building maintenance as part of its contribution. Interior decoration and alterations will be the managing societies’ responsibilities.
- Under the use of city funds for general-public exhibits only, city expenditures for acquisition of objects, field trips and educational programs will be banned.
- To permit uniform salary and employment practices within each institution, present civil service jobs should be abolished and all future personnel should become employees of the societies.
- An official city representative should be appointed to each society’s executive committee or board of directors.
- Sponsoring societies should present complete budgets, compiled in such a manner that the requirements of city-supported activities can be ascertained readily.
- A formal agreement should be made with each organization to implement the above policy.
September 30, 1951, San Diego Union, A-18:5. San Diego Zoo – Australian reptiles sent to Zoo..
September 30, 1951, San Diego Union, A-20:1-5. Kellogg’s Arabian Horse Troop plan fantasy at Organ Pavilion Saturday night (illus.).
September 30, 1951, San Diego Union, D-2:3-4. San Diego Zoo – Zoo holiday tomorrow as tribute to Dr. Harry Wegeforth, Zoo founder.
October 7, 1951, San Diego Union, A-12:5-6. More than 100 artists and craftsmen will show their works next Saturday and Sunday at Sixth and Laurel Streets, Balboa Park, at the annual Art Mart.
October 7, 1951, San Diego Union, A-31:1-2. Electric Appliance Show set November 23.
October 7, 1951, San Diego Union, D-3:1-3. Arts Guild show will open today at the Fine Arts Gallery.
October 7, 1951, San Diego Union, D-6:1. “Elijah” to open in Balboa Park Bowl Thursday with John Charles Thomas in the title role, by Constance Herreshoff.
October 14, 1951, San Diego Union, B:3-7. Crowds flock to Art Mart in Balboa Park (illus.).
October 14, 1951, San Diego Union, C-1:4-6. Fall flower festival in Floral Association Building.
October 14, 1951, San Diego Union, D-12:1-2. Fine Arts Gallery exhibits Buddhist sculpture.
October 15, 1951, San Diego Union, A-20:1-2. Stamp exhibition presented in Fine Arts Gallery yesterday.
October 18, 1951, San Diego Union, B-1:3. Star-Light Opera ahead financially.
October 21, 1951, San Diego Union, B-1:6-8. Ellen Browning Scripps’ philanthropies recalled on anniversary.
October 21, 1951, San Diego Union, B-1:1-3. “The Death of the Virgin” by Petrus Christus to hang in Fine Arts Gallery; acquired by the Putnam Foundation, by Carl Skinner.
October 22, 1951, San Diego Union, A-5:1. House of Pacific Relations plans fiesta.
October 22, 1951, San Diego Union, B-1:3-4. Flower show attracts big crowd in Floral Association Building and garden surrounding it (illus.).
October 22, 1951, San Diego Union, B-1:5. United Nations’ Week opened yesterday with program at Organ Pavilion.
October 23, 1951, San Diego Union, A-6:3. “The Constant Wife” due at Old Globe next week.
October 29, 1951, San Diego Union, A-6:4. Palisades Building – Farm group plans parley in Recital Hall Thursday.
November 1, 1951, San Diego Union, A-3:1-2. “The Constant Wife,” Maugham play, tuned to laughs, by Constance Herreshoff.
November 2, 1951, San Diego Union, A-3:2-3. Balboa Park Club – GOP dinner November 16.
November 2, 1951, San Diego Union, A-18:3-4. House of Pacific Relations – International Pageant to make yearly fiesta (illus.).
Pageant with an international flavor is being planned for House of Pacific Relations 15th annual Fiesta at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the Portuguese Civic Club, Point Loma.
Performers will wear costumes of their native lands in the hour-long presentation of songs and dances
The acts, now being rehearsed, will feature representative numbers from Scotland, Hungary, Scandinavia, Israel, Poland, Chine and Old Russia.
A finale will be given by 22 costumed groups of the various nationalities. Proceeds of the Fiesta will be used to help pay for the free entertainment presented each week in Balboa Park.
November 4, 1951, San Diego Union, B-1:1-2. Countrywide art week observance planned; retrospective exhibit of paintings by Maurice Braun at Fine Arts Gallery.
November 6, 1951, San Diego Union, A-6:3. Eighteen square dance clubs and their guests will participate in two-day Fiesta de la Cuadrilla, which opens Saturday in Balboa Park.
November 11, 1951, San Diego Union, A-1:3-4. San Diego Zoo – Kodiak bear paralyzed in legs (illus.).
November 11, 1951, San Diego Union, A-2:3. Balboa Park Club – Square dancers yesterday during first half of Fiesta de la Cuadrilla..
November 11, 1951, San Diego Union, D-3:1. Maurice Braun’s memory honored this weekend at Fine Arts Gallery.
November 16, 1951, San Diego Union, A-7:1-2. San Diego Zoo – City Council plans fee on Zoo water use; City Manager O. W. Campbell favors installation of separate meters for the Zoo..
November 20, 1951, San Diego Union, A-4:1-2. Late Maurice Braun art exhibit at Fine Arts Gallery indicates progress.
November 20, 1951, San Diego Union, A-20:1-2. Palisades Building – Rose Show in Recital Hall Saturday.
November 20, 1951, San Diego Union, B-1:1-2. San Diego Zoo – Kodiak bear put to death.
November 21, 1951, San Diego Union, A-3:1-2. Electric Building – tree lights along Laurel Street open Home Appliance Show.
November 21, 1951, San Diego Union, A-5:5. Balboa Park Club – “Dacita” will bring his “Rocking Rumba” show to the Balboa Park Club tomorrow night.
November 22, 1951, San Diego Union, C-3:1-5. Electric Building – Florence Chadwick chosen hostess for Electric Show; 100 companies plan exhibits; 175,000 expected to see 6-day display opening tomorrow night (map).
November 24, 1951, San Diego Union, A-1:1-2, A-3:6. Electric Appliance show most complete; Christmas Tee Lane lighted for season..
November 25, 1951, San Diego Union, A-1:3-4, A:6. Electric show draws 40,000 in first two days.
November 25, 1951, San Diego Union, A-16:3. San Diego Zoo – animals and birds arrived from Taronga Zoological Park in Sydney, Australia.
November 25, 1951, San Diego Union, A-16:5-6. Palisades Building – Rose Show in Recital Hall.
November 28, 1951, San Diego Union, A-4:3-4. Electric Building – Electric Show to end today.
December 3, 1951, San Diego Union, A-3:1. Civic Center Yule manger scene opened.
December 6, 1951, San Diego Union, A-3:3-4. “Cricket on the Hearth,” a play based on Charles Dickens, at Old Globe.
December 10, 1951, San Diego Union, B-1:1-2. Light festival of Lucia given by Scandinavian group in Fine Arts Gallery yesterday afternoon.
December 17, 1951, San Diego Union, A-8:1-3. San Diego playgrounds to present ten Christmas entertainments.
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