Fly Them to Harvard: Seven Lemon Grove students made the Dean’s List at San Diego State College (SDSU) with grade point averages ranging from 3.8 to 4.0. To qualify students had to carry 12 units and maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
The envelope, please: Barbara Proppe (straight As), James Henderson, Richard Sheresh, William Glazebrook, George O’Hare, Michael Roehm and Barbara Edwards.
Fly Them to Hollywood: A trio of Lemon Grove Ford salesmen, Leon Floquet, E. E. Grable and Kenneth Dewey of Spears Ford, 7220 Broadway, were inducted into the Ford 300-500 Club in a ceremony held at the Moulin Rouge in Hollywood.
Jim Spears, owner of the dealership, hailed the pitchmen for their “energy and smart sales technique” and predicted they would make the trip to L.A. in 1960 as their sales records were “well ahead” of everyone else in the Southern California Ford market.
The Moulin Rouge Theatre and Night Club lives on in neon splendor at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Vine in the heart of Hollywood. When it opened in 1953, you paid $5.50 for a deluxe dinner, floor show and dancing.