House Damaged By Girls’ Pony

May 28, 1947

Two little West Covina girls found themselves wondering today if a pony would ever go into a house, and what might happen if it did. They acted out their fancy within the unfinished El Rancho Estates home of Mrs. Bernie M. Osborn, causing $258 in hoof damage to the new linoleum. Sheriff’s deputies from the San Dimas substation detained the young equestrians, while the patient Mrs. Osborn declined to press charges until she had a chance to talk with the girls’ parents.

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  1. Blues Singer Given
    Sentence on Dope

    PHILADELPHIA, May 27. (U.P.)
    Billie Holiday, 28, Negro blues
    singer, was sentenced to a year
    and a day in the Federal Re-
    formatory for Women at Alder-
    son, W.Va., today for possession
    of narcotics. The entertainer, a
    self-admitted addict, sobbed in
    court as she told Judge J. Cullen
    Ganey that she is “brokeâ€Â al-
    though her earnings in the past
    three years exceeded $250.000.

    + + +

    On June 17, while Holiday was in prison, the film “New Orleansâ€Â opened in Los Angeles at the four Music Hall theaters: 8th and Broadway downtown; Beverly Hills at 9036 Wilshire Blvd.; the Hawaii at 5941 Hollywood Blvd.; and at 6523 Hollywood Blvd. Holiday played a maid in what was apparently her only credited role as an actress in a feature film.

    Released from prison, she returned to Los Angeles and was involved in a brawl in Billy Berg’s nightclub, 1356 N. Vine St., on New Year’s Day, 1949. While the charges were dismissed at her preliminary hearing, she was soon accused of drug possession in San Francisco and in March, barred from New York nightclubs. A San Francisco jury acquitted her of opium possession in June 1949, although her problems certainly didn’t end there.

    Situations Wanted, Women—102

    PARTY. $10 PER 1000 TU-5397
    APT. col. Day work. Couple. Rev.
    Mitchell. AD-8026. AD-12795
    CLEAN. OR LAUNDRY. Experienced.
    By hour. Mrs. Black. LU 1660
    COL. Cook. Gen. Full or part time
    Home nites. Royal Agy. RE-4529
    COL. Refined maids, cooks, chaufs.
    Day work. Rev. Sweeney. AD-11040.
    COL. Help. Call Ladies’ Empl. Aid. As-
    sociation for extra help. AD-9505
    COL. Neat. Exec. Party cook. Day work
    or child care. CE-27655
    COL. Girl, exp. Wants day work as
    mother’s helper. AD-18166
    COL. Girl with child care for child-
    dren in home. Stay AD-6845
    COL. Girl da. Work A-1 clean &
    ironing. $1 hr & fare. RE-25018
    COL. Girl. Neat, desires day work.
    Pvt home. RO-1528
    COL. Wom. Day wrk. $1 hr or 5-da.
    Apt. wrk. NE 2-4174
    COMPANION. Hskpr. Elderly lady
    Alone. References. Box F-46. Times
    COMP. Hskpr. Cook or institute. Wrk.
    Ref. Lady. GL-2741
    DAY or pt. time exp. Worker. Loc. Ref.
    $1 hr, fare. CE-20795
    ER, Phone CE-27003
    DAY work, part time. Will cook eve-
    ning meal. Refs. PR-1923
    ORED GIRL AD-14063
    DAYS work, exp. Col girl $8 day &
    Fare. Ref. CA-21822

    source: Los Angeles Times, May 28, 1947; June 16, 1947; June 22, 1947; Jan. 7, 1949; Jan. 12, 1949; March 5, 1949; March 22, 1949; June 4, 1949

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