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Myron Benjamin Levi, Doris Marjorie Westfall


Hanford Sentinel
2002 Aug 05

D. Marjorie Levi

Hanford resident D. Marjorie Levi, 84, passed away July 30, 2002 in Tulare, Calif.

She considered Hanford as her home. She taught school in Hanford at Jefferson Elementary and was Principal of Roosevelt School. She married Myron B. Levi in 1948. Myron died February 8, 1996. They owned Hanford Furniture Company for many years.

They are survived by their five children and one grandson.

There will be no services.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hadleys Funeral Chapel in Visalia.

Visalia Times-Delta
2002 Aug 03

D. Marjorie Levi

HANFORD — D. Marjorie Levi, 84, of Hanford died Tuesday, July 30, 2002.

There will be no services. Arrangements are by Hadley Funeral Chapel, Visalia.

Hanford Sentinel
1967 Jan 28

Department Plans New Building

The State Department of Motor Vehicles has outgrown its present office building in Hanford and has started advertising for bids on a new structure.

Lillian Hart, office manager, said the state has taken an option on property at the southwest corner of North Brown and Eighth Streets and has plans for a 3,600-square-foot building. The lots itself has 200 foot frontage on Eighth Street and 150 foot frontage on Brown Street, for a total of 30,000 square feet. It is the site which was occupied for over 60 years by the First Christian Church and vacated when the congregation moved into a new church building. The structure later was razed and the lumber donated to the Tache Indians.

The present DMV office at Sixth and Green Streets, first occupied in December, 1958, contains a 2,000-square-foot building on a 16,875-square-foot lot. In keeping with state practice developed over the past decade whereby many of its agencies are housed in buildings constructed to state specifications and leased from private enterprise, the local DMV is a leased facility. The contract with Mr. and Mrs. Myron Levi and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Dorman was for five years, with an option on five additional years.

Mrs. Hart said bids are to be received on Feb. 28. with time allowed for review of the bids and letting the contract, which requires the successful bidder to purchase the property for $26,500 cash, it is hoped the new quarters could be occupied by fall.

The Hanford Sentinel
1966 Aug 23

MRS. MYRON LEVI excited over being mentioned in Herb Caen's column.

The Hanford Sentinel
1964 Dec 07

Mae Green and Marjorie Levi serving large helpings at B'nai B'rith benefit dinner.

The Hanford Sentinel
1963 Nov 07

Mrs. Myron Levi Reported Missing

Police records today showed a missing persons report filed on Marjorie Levi, 43, of 1702 N. Whitmore St., wife of Hanford businessman Myron Levi. The department said it had no information other than that there had been "family trouble."

Mrs. Levi last was seen Tuesday morning at 10 and had taken her eight-year-old son, Polaris, with her when she left in an automobile.

The report was filed by her mother, Mrs. Bessie Westfall of 516 W. Florinda St. at 7:10 p.m. yesterday. The other Levi children were said to be at home where they were being cared for by Mrs. Westfall.

The Fresno Bee
1963 May 03

Hanford Motel Is Sold To Fresnan

HANFORD, Kings Co. — Mrs. James Lovatelli of Fresno has purchased the new 30 unit Down Town Motel from Mr. and Mrs. Myron Levi.

Hanford Sentinel
1962 Nov 16

Cub Scouts Donate Food

Food supplies were piled high on a table in the Jefferson School cafeteria last night as members of Cub Scout pack 497 brought their annual contributions for Thanksgiving food baskets for the Salvation Army.

Cubmaster Louis Lay opened the meeting with the salute to the flag. Badges were awarded to Reg Kelley, Steve Jorgenson, Mike Bramn, and Ricky Lay. New bobcats inducted into the den were Donald Avila and David Sanchez.

Both the honor flag and the attendance flag were won by den seven led by Mrs. Myron Levi and Mrs. Harold Gibson. A skit by den seven was presented on the care and handling of a jack knife.

Opening ceremonies are by Mrs. James Currie's den four. Closing was by den five which is led by Mrs. Stuart Jorgenson and Mrs. William Kelley.

The pack executive committee will meet Dec. 10 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lay at 7:30 p.m.

Hanford Sentinel
1959 Oct 13

Among Hanford people seen at the Fresno County Fair Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Braden, Supervisor and Mrs. Leonard Close, Mr. and Mrs. Myron Levi and children, Vincent Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. Deane Townes, Beatrice Hawes and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Scheeringa accompanied by Joanna Scheeringa and Dolores Arnold.

Hanford Sentinel
1959 Aug 18

Council and Parking Committee Agree on Parking Lot Proposals

Agreement on most parking lot proposals for downtown Hanford was evidenced by members of the parking division of the committee on Hanford betterment and city council members last night. Members of the executive committee on planing for an improved downtown Hanford discussed parking proposals with the council and the city staff.

[Details on the parking layout for the downtown.]

Mayor Charles Chambers emphasized that it was not the city's intention to run any business out of town, but that it was possible the city might try to help some owners of old buildings relocate their businesses within the downtown area, so that the sites could be used for parking.

Myron Levi, vice-chairman of the parking committee, outlined proposals of his group's maps, telling why they felt certain lots should be used for parking although the use didn't agree with the city planning staff proposals.

All councilmen except Joseph Longfield were present, while executive committee members were Hugh Jantzen, chairman, and Levi of the parking committee; William Fossat, chairman and L. B. Heman, vice chairmen of the lighting committee and Pauline Johnson, vice-chairman of the landscape committee.

Hanford Sentinel
1959 May 12

Levi Again 'Hope Sunday' Chairman

Myron Levi, Hanford businessman has been named general chairman for the second time of the annual "Hope Sunday" drive on June 7 for the City of Hope hospital.

In accepting the appointment Levi said that more than 150 volunteer "citizens of Hope" will go door to door on that date seeking contributions to help support the free, nonsectarian medical center's three point program of patient care, research and medical education.

"Funds raised on June 7," he emphasized, "will help provide care, absolutely without charge, for patients of all ages, races and creeds suffering from cancer, the leukemias, blood, chest and operable heart disorders.

"Many of these patients are or have been residents of our own community — people we know."

Levi pointed out that the City of Hope accepts victims of these physically, emotionally and financially catastrophic diseases on referral from private physicians.

In addition, he announced, the specialized medical facility maintains a continuous program of research aimed at the eradication of these diseases.

Hanford Sentinel
1959 May 12

Hanford Sentinel
1959 May 11

Card of Thanks

We wish to express our sincere appreciation for all those who sent remembrances upon the death of our beloved husband and father Morris levi.

Myron Levi and family
Mrs. Annie Levi

Hanford Sentinel
1959 May 08

Hanford Sentinel
1959 May 15

Hanford Sentinel
1959 Jun 06


In the Matter of the Estate of MORRIS LEVI, as known as M. LEVI, Deceased.

No. 6002


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that MYRON B. LEVI has filed herein a petition for the probate of the will of Morris Levi, also known as M. Levi, deceased, and for the issuance to said MYRON B. LEVI of Letters TESTAMENTARY, reference to which is made for further particulars, and that the time and place of hearing said petition has been set for Monday, May 18, 1959, at 10 o'cock a.m., in the courtroom of said court, at the Courthouse in the City of Hanford, California, when and where any person interested may appear and contest the same.

Dated May 6, 1959.


By Carolyn S. Helding
Deputy Clerk

Rosson & Pearson,
217 West Seventh St.
Hanford, California,
Attorneys for Petitioner

Publish: May 8, 12, 15.

[After this, there were more estate notices, to allow people time to complain: publish: May 23, 30, June 6, 13.]

Hanford Sentinel
1959 Apr 24

Default Judgment

Judgment by default has been awarded by plaintiffs in a complaint for money due filed by Morris Levi, Annie Levi, Myron Levi and Doris Levi, doing business as Hanford Furniture Co., against Jack and Betty Craghill. The Levis were awarded $923, including principal and interest, plus cost of the suit.

Hanford Sentinel
1958 Nov 25


To Mrs. and Mrs. Myron Levi, 1602 Whitmore St., a son, on Nov. 22 in the Sacred Heart Hospital.

The Hanford Sentinel
1955 Nov 23

COS Pair Says Vows In Home Here

WILFRED L. Essex, chemistry instructor at the College of the Sequoias, and Thelma F. Lile, a COS student, were married Saturday evening at the home of Jeanette Powell, 581 Terrace drive.

Rev. Robert L. Smith of the First Baptist church officiated.

Maid of honor was Leila Lile, a sister of the bride and kindergarten teacher at Lincoln school. Dennis E. Essex, brother of the bridegroom, was his best man.

Decorations were white chrysanthemums, maidenhair fern and white candles on the mantel of the fireplace.

The bride wore a grey suit and black accessories.

Among those present were the parents the bride and groom, Mrs. and Mrs. Hubert Lile of Lancaster and Mr. and mrs. W. L. Essex of Fresno; Rod and Judy Johnson of Visalia, Mr. and Mrs. John R. Lile, Lewis Lile, Karen and Thomas Lile, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Feichert, all of Lancaster.

Also Mr. and Mrs. Myron Levi, Mr. and Mrs. Elmo Parker and Mrs. Bessie Westfall, all of Hanford.

Mrs. Parker and Jeanette Powell served at the reception which followed.

Essex took his academic training at USC and Fresno Sate college. His bride is formerly of Honolulu, Hawaii, where she was secretary tot he vice president of Hawaiian Airlines.

Hanford Sentinel
1954 Oct 26

Hanford Morning Journal
1954 Oct 27

They Myron Levis Have a Daughter

Leila Jean is the name selected by Mr. and Mrs. Myron Benjamin Levi, 1602 Whitmore street, for their daughter, born in the Sacred Heart hospital at 12:38 a.m. Sunday. She weighed in at six pounds, 13 ounces.

Mr. and Mrs. Levi have two sons, Atom, 4½, and Tao, 1½. Mr. and Mrs. M. Levi and Mrs. Bessie Raygoza, all of Hanford, are grandparents.

The Levis own the Hanford Furniture company.

[A typo in the article wrote her name as Lelia Levi.]

Tulare Advance Register
1954 May 10

Sugimoto Art Works Shown

HANFORD. — Henry Y. Sugimoto, former Hanford resident, and one of the San Joaquin valley's most successful artists, has a collection of his works on display in Hanford.

Sugimoto, a New York city art teacher since 1945, studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts and the California School of fine arts.

He also studied in Paris and held his first one man show after his return from Europe. He has exhibited at the San Diego International Exposition and the San Francisco World's fair.

He has had one man shows in New York City, Baltimore, Md., and at Cornell university, Ithaca, N.Y., and has exhibited by invitation at the library of congress and at numerous museums and universities.

During the war he was interned with others of Japanese ancestry at a camp in Arkansas.

The art exhibit is presently at Peden's cafe in Hanford. It is being shown under sponsorship of the American Association of University Women with cooperation of Mr. and Mrs. Myron Levi.

Hanford Sentinel
1954 May 08

One of Hanford's more noted personalities will have art work on display in Peden's cafe, starting this weekend. The paintings of Henry Y. Sugimoto will be shown under AAUW sponsorship with the cooperation of Mr. and Mrs. Myron Levi.

Since 1945 Sugimoto has been residing in New York where he gives private instruction to art students.

Has Studied In Paris

After leaving the California College of Arts and Crafts and the California School of Fine Arts with a degree of bachelor of fine arts, Sugimoto went abroad to study. In Paris, he took courses at the Academic Colarossi. Outstanding among his Paris exhibits were those at the Salon d'Automne and Salon Independant.

He held his first one man show after his return from France, and exhibited his work at the San Diego International Exposition and the San Francisco world fair.

Since he has been in New York, Sugimoto has given one man shows at the American Common through Common Council of New York, in Baltimore's Peale museum under the auspices of the Peace Center, and at Cornell university under sponsorship of the Art committee and Walter Margin fraternity. Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt was among the hundred guests.

Through special invitation Sugimoto has exhibited his work at the library of Congress, the National Academy of Design, Riverside museum, Metropolitan museum, Albright gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Miami gallery and Nebraska university.

Permanent Collections

His works are in permanent collections of the Musee de Crecy in France, the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Hendrix College of Arkansas and the University of Arkansas.

Sugimoto was awarded "Hon de Concour" by the Foundation of Western Art, first prize of the San Joaquin League of Artists and a medal and certificate at the San Francisco fair. He also won first prize in an Arkansas exhibit.

During the war in the Pacific, Sugimoto was confined in a camp in Arkansas for three years. During that time he continued his work, recording the reactions of other internees.

Hanford Sentinel
1953 Nov 18

Forum to Study Geology at Meet

MISS ALICE HALL and Mrs. Harold Mirviss will be hostess to the Readers' Forum at its meeting Thursday morning in the reading room of the Hanford public library.

Geology and rock formations during the glacial period will be discussed by Mrs. Myron Levi and Mrs. Jack Kells will talk on geology and rock formations in caves and caverns.

Hanford Sentinel
1953 Mar 06

Readers' Forum Members Observe 11th Anniversary

The Readers' Forum observed its 11th anniversary Thursday with a breakfast meeting highlighted by signing of a charter. Mrs. E. H. Howe Sr. was hostess at her home on West Grangeville boulevard where furnishings and souvenirs collected during her world travels provided an attractive setting. Spring flowers augmented the decor.

Mrs. Temple Robinson, former Hanford city librarian now living at Carmel and a charter member of the organization, was a special guest. After a chicken breakfast she spoke on the history of the forum.

It was founded in 1942 by a group of women who had completed the three-year study course of the old Delphian club. The forum has a widely varied course fo study mapped by seminar groups. It ranges from world affairs through philosophy and includes study of current events.

Mrs. Otto J. Groeneveld was in charge of the charter signing ceremony and roll call. Members signed according to the start of their membership.

Charter members in the year 1942-1943 were Mrs. Howe, Mrs. F. N. Isaac, Mrs. R. E. Troutner, Mrs. Groeneveld and Miss Alice Hall.

Other members who signed were Mrs. Forest McEuen, 1944-1945; Miss Pearl Vaughan and Mrs. J. R. Anderson, 1945-1946; Mrs. R. W. Case, 1947-1948. Mrs. Karl Sherman, Mrs. Julius Jacobs and Mrs. Harold J. Mirviss, 1949-1950; Mrs. E. H. Howe Jr. and Mrs. S. J. Garrett, 1950-1951; Mrs. Jack Kells, 1951-1952, and Mrs. Harold Carlson and Mrs. Morrison G. Thatcher, 1952-1953.

Absent and unable to sign were Mrs. Myron Levi, 1951-1952, and Mrs. William M. Martin, 1949-1950.

There are no present members who joined the group in 1947-1947 or in 1948-1949. Prospective members must be approved by a unanimous vote of the forum.

After the ceremony, study topics were presented by Mrs. Howe Jr., who gave an interesting paper on Hinduism, and by Mrs. Mirviss, who spoke on Judaism.

Carnation corsages were presented to Mrs. Howe Sr. and Mrs. Robinson.

Hanford Sentinel
1953 Apr 14

Art Exhibit Recognition Announced

Awards made for oil paintings and water colors by Kings County artists and now on exhibit at the three-day art show sponsored by the Hanford branch, American Association of University Women, have been announced as follows:


Transparent Water Color

Beginners in oil or water color— First, Marjorie Levi, Squaw Valley; Joe Gomez, transparent water color; honorable mention, Stan Slatten, Rail Fence.

Not sure if this is actually Myron,

Hanford Sentinel
1953 Apr 09

More Candidates Filing For School Trusteeships

Several more candidates have filed for trustee positions in the Hanford elementary school district.

Kenneth Reinhart has announced that he will be a candidate for the position vacated by Carl Freeman, who has served on the board since 1947. Reinhart, a local businessman, has been a trustee of the Kit Carson school district since 1948. He also is a member of the county school districting committee, having served with this group for the past five years.

Three candidates also are seeking election in the elementary school trusteeship being relinquished by Myron Levi. One is Franklyn S. Bishop, who has served as a teacher in the Wilson school, as principal of the Kings River school and now is superintendent of the Dallas school district.

Others who have filed for this position are Robert Rittenhouse, local automobile dealer, and Cecil G. Runyon, Boy Scout executive.

The Hanford Sentinel
1953 Mar 02

Mr. and Mrs. Myron Levi and son Atom will leave Tuesday to spend a week at Palm Springs.

Hanford Sentinel
1953 Feb 07

Industrial Meet Is Scheduled By Jaycees

The Hanford Junior Chamber of Commerce is spearheading a public meeting to be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the west wing of the auditorium to discuss an industrial development program.

Some 300 letters have been sent to service clubs and other organizations asking that they have representatives at thee meeting. City and county officials also are invited.

The principal speaker will be R. A. (Dutch) Derr, manager of the Stockton Chamber of Commerce, and former manager of the Hanford chamber, Myron Levi is the temporary chairman.

He said the first phase of the program is to gather information concerning the city. This would include building and land sites, utilities and transportation, labor market and supply, taxes and assessments.

The second phase is the possible expansion of established local industries.

Hanford Sentinel
1953 Jan 14

Public Meeting Set to Discuss Industry Here

A public meeting has been called for next month to discuss industrial development in the Hanford area.

Notice of the meeting came today from Myron Levi, temporary chairman of a Junior Chamber of Commerce committee.

Notices will be sent to civic and fraternal organizations and to other groups, Levi declared. The meet is to be in the west wing of the Hanford auditorium Feb. 9.

The idea behind the conclave is to form an organization and lay the groundwork for a constructive and positive program for procuring industry in the Hanford area, according to the temporary chariman.

The Jaycees plan is to meet next week to formulate a tentative program for the first meeting. Others who will be asked to attend the initial meet include realtors, public utility managers, and all interested citizens.

It is not to be a Junior Chamber project, according to Levi, but one intended as a "citizens' project for those interested in future welfare of this area."

City and county officials and a representative from the State Chamber of Commerce also will be invited.

"The ultimate goal is to attract new payroll and thus enhance population and stabilize the local economy."

Those who will serve on the Jaycee committee to formula a program include William Banister, Bud Gonigan, Harry Black, Deibert Walker, William Martin, Tom Dowd, Lawrence Clawson, Dr. Gordon Duffy, Jack Williams, and Levi.

Hanford Sentinel
1953 Jan 02

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Blowers and Mr. and Mrs. Myron Levi went south on Wednesday to attend the Rose Bowl game.

Hanford Sentinel
1952 Apr 05

Marjorie Levi applauding enthusiastically at the Igor Gorin concert: Ditto 700 other persons.

Hanford Morning Journal
1952 Jan 20

Meeting Held In Death of Hanford Child

A conference of interested parties was conducted Friday afternoon into the death of Mary Ellen Gomez, nine-year-old girl who died last week.

Coroner J. Larry Smith and the district attorney, Hugo Pearson, presided over the conference. Full details were gone into, particularly the erysipelas which caused her death.

The report of an autopsy conducted by two physicians, and a supplemental autopsy conducted by four physicians after exhumation of the body was given.

As a result of the conference it was agreed no further useful purpose would be served by the holding of an inquest. Those present included Geoge McNamara, attendance supervisor; Mrs. Edna Mae Goines, principal; Mrs. Rose McCormick, teacher; Wesley Hull, superintended of schools; Bernhard W. Gerdes, assistant superintendent; Mrs. Theresa Russell school nurse; Mrs. Marjorie Levi, former school principal; Edward Upchurch, probation officer, Pearson and Smith.

Hanford Morning Journal
1951 Dec 30

Atom Levi, son of Mr. and Mrs. Myron Levi, is convalescing at home after having been hospitalized for several days.

The Hanford Sentinel
1950 Aug 21

Hanfordite's Recipe Winner in Contest

MRS. MARJORIE LEVI, post office Box 123, Hanford, has been notified that her recipe for Tillamook cheese was chosen as one of the ten best submitted in a contest conducted recently by the Tillamook County Creamery Association.

Mrs. Levi's recipe for "Tillamook potatoes au mushroom" will be printed in a recipe folder which will be distributed after October 1. According to the manager of the association, several thousand mail requests for these free folders are received every month.

Hanford Morning Journal
1950 Aug 03

Localites attending the furniture mart in San Francisco last week included Mr. and Mrs. Myron Levi, Mrs. Irving Braskin, Carl Thormolen, Mr. and Mrs. John Boogaard, Mr. and Mrs. Gerrit Boogaard, James Carr and James Thompson.

Hanford Morning Journal
1950 Jan 01

Rose Bowl game and Rose tournament parade spectators will include Mr. and Mrs. Myron Levi.

Hanford Morning Journal
1949 Dec 29

Mrs. Myron Levi anticipating New Year's festivities.

Hanford Sentinel
1949 Dec 15

Mrs. Myron Levi, one of the interested spectators at "The Red Shoes."

Hanford Sentinel
1949 Oct 11

WANTED: 2 or 3 bedroom furnished or unfurnished house. Call Myron Levi at Hanford Furniture, 274.

Hanford Sentinel
1949 Jan 17

Junior chamber of commerce president Myron Levi giving Vera Timmons a bar of candy.

Hanford Sentinel
1949 Jan 17

No New Action Taken Yet on Kings Chamber

Plans for a revised county chamber of commerce were supposed to be presented to the county board of supervisors at their meeting here Monday.

Up to noontime, however, the supervisors had not taken up the matter of the resignation of the manager Norman Holt, nor had they acted uponthe action of the county chamber directors last week. At that time the directors moved the supervisors to suspend any further appropriations and seven of the directors resigned their posts.

The report in ciculation was that a member of the city chamber of commerce and presient of the Hanford junior chamber, Myron Levi, was to present a new chamber.

The supervisors heard the new cunty zoning ordinance read by the Los Aneles plannning consutlant, Gordon Whitnall. They also heard a report of the current membership of the county planning commission.

... [continued, dealing with details of the chamber's operations]

The San Bernardino County Sun
1948 Dec 25

Out-of-town guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Lile, 1001 Mountain View avenue, will be Miss Leila Lile of Hanford and Mr. and Mrs. Myron Levy of Hanford. Telephone 5-0373.

Hanford Morning Journal
1948 Oct 20

Myron Levi, examining the finer points of his exhibit at the county fair.

Hanford Morning Journal
1948 Sep 12

Roosevelt School
Classes begin at 9 a.m.
Principal — D. Marjorie Levi.
Teachers — Ednah Mae Goines, Nellye Bell Sherrod, Norma A. Correll, Jo Ann Grass, Della Mae Ivans and Ruth Wallace.

Hanford Morning Journal
1948 Sep 11

Mr. and Mrs. Myron Levi have moved into their recently completed home on McCreary avenue.

Starting the Hanford Junior Chamber of Commerce,

Hanford Morning Journal
1948 Jul 11

Local Activity Reflected in Corporation Filings

Great activity in the filing of new corporations and renewals is reflected in the records of the county clerk's office here. A total of 13 corporations is recorded in the past five months.

... [listing various corporations] ...

Two recent city corporations are listed. One is the Hanford Junior Chamber of Commerce, whose corporation petition was filed May 10, 1948, with incorporators, in the number of two, listed as Fred Veach and Myron Levi.

Hanford Morning Journal
1948 Jul 07

Hanford Sentinel
1948 Jul 06

It's 'Mr. and Mrs.' Myron Levi Since Wednesday

Returning to Hanford Saturday to make their home were Mr. and Mrs. Myron Levi, who were quietly married in Las Vegas, Nev., Wednesday. Levi's bride is the former Marjorie Westfall, the principal at Roosevelt School.

Lil Lyle and Robert Hines of this city accompanied the pair to the Nevada city.

Mrs. Levi is the daughter of Mrs. Bessie Westfall of Hanford. She and her mother formerly lived in Minnesota.

The bridegroom is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Levi, 1602 N. Whitmore street. He was graduated from local schools and later attended the University of California t Los Angeles. During the war, Levi served as a navigator with the Army Air Corps. He is currently managing his father's Hanford Furniture Store.

Hanford Morning Journal
1948 May 22

Tulare Junior Chamber Slates Supper-Dance

The Tulare Junior Chamber of Commerce will hold an informal buffet supper and dance, Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Grange Hall, a mile west of Tulare on Inyo street, Myron Levi, president of the Hanford Junior Chamber of Commerce disclosed Friday.

The Visalia and Hanford groups have been invited to attend the affair.

Hanford Morning Journal
1947 Dec 09

Two rabid Irish supporters, Ed Simonich and Myron Levi, rooting for Notre Dame against USC in the huge Coliseum at Los Angeles Saturday.

Hanford Sentinel
1947 Apr 16

Dance Band Is Signed Up For Homecoming Ball

Myron Levi, chairman of the dance committee, today announced that a contract has been signed with Dude Martin for his appearance here Homecoming Day.

The 11-piece orchestra, which is heard Sunday mornings over station KTKC, will play for the big dance in the auditorium.

Another dance will be held at the same time in the west wing of the auditorium. This will be especially for the old timers and will start with a grand march.

Music for this dance will be furnished by a local orchestra directed by Mrs. Mary Leeker. Both old and modern dances will be featured.

Hanford Sentinel
1946 Oct 04

Dance Officials Plan Section For Jitterbugs

Community dance chairman Myron Levi today announced that Saturday night's dance, with Fleming Atha and his Seven Aces of Harmony will feature a "Jitterbug Jungle" for those who like to swing when they dance.

The "Jungle" will be a special section of the dance floor roped off in order to separate the jitterbugs from those who like to dance in more of a sedate style. This was done to relieve some of the congestion that has resulted from having the two types of dancers mixed in previous dances.

Another attempt to relieve congestion will be made by allowing the rear side doors of the auditorium to be used for exit only. Heretofore patrons were allowed to leave and reenter by these doors, but this has been the cause of too much confusion. Now those who leave through the rear side doors will have to reenter through the main entrance, according to the dance committee.

Proceeds from the dance, which is sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, will be used for V.F.W. charities. These include assistance to patients in Veteran's Administration hospitals, the V.F.W. Orphan's and Widow's Home and various other charities sponsored by the Veteran's organization. Funds for assistance to needy local members of the organization will also be taken from the proceeds of this dance.

Hanford Morning Journal
1946 Sep 10

Chamber Hears Brochure And Highway Plans

... [lots of details about Hanford Chamber of Commerce after its luncheon meeting]

Myron Levi presented John Murrin, a former air force officer at the Lemoore base, who will henceforth have charge of the Saturday night dances and big name band dances.

Hanford Morning Journal
1946 Aug 29

Jitterbugging To Be Curtailed At Dance Here

In order to make it more pleasant for the large crowd expected to dance to the music of Carmen Cavallaro Saturday night in Hanford Auditorium, the dance committee announced today that jitterbug dancing will be permitted only when special jitterbug numbers are announced from the stage.

Myron Levi, committee chairman, pointed out that half a dozen jitterbugging couples can interfere with a thousand people who might be trying to dance to Carmen's romantic music. In order to compensate for the new ruling, he said, the band will play a few selected jitterbug specialties for those who want to dance them and those who want to watch the hectic antics of jitterbug artists.

Carmen and his famous orchestra will start their concert promptly at 9 p.m., so Levi warned those who wish the best seats to be at the auditorium "as early as possible." Seats covering the downstairs floor will be removed following the concert, for dancing from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m.

Bargain advance-sale tickets are reportedly moving rapidly at the usual ticket outlets. Committeemen point out that in addition to a 50-cent saving per couple, the advance-ticket purchase enables couples to avoid standing in line at the box-office Saturday night.

Hanford Morning Journal
1946 Aug 17

Carmen Cavallaro To Play Concert, Dance Date Here

Myron Levi, chairman of the Hanford Community Dances, announced that contracts have been signed with the famed star of stage, screen and radio for what he described as a "sensational popular concert" at 9 p.m. in addition to the dancing which will follow until 1 a.m.

Carmen Cavallaro, "the poet of the piano," will come to Hanford with his orchestra for a double-feature entertainment event Saturday night, August 31.

Cavallaro, whose recordings and radio programs have millions of avid fans from coast to coast, is noted for his piano wizardry (backed up by one of the nation's best orchestra) in his rare concert appearance.

The auditorium will be filled with seats during the concert program and these will be removed for the dancing shortly before 10 p.m. Levi pointed out that this will be one of the few concert appearances Cavallaro will make outside major cities this season.

Hanford Sentinel
1941 Dec 31

[Also includes a lovely advert.]

New Year's Eve Will Draw Large Crowd Of Valley Funseekers

Tonight's the night!

Hanford again becomes the San Joaquin valley's brightest entertainment spot, with a great variety of talent and entertainment scheduled to usher Old Man 1941 out with gusto.

In the cities and metropolitan areas, blackout restrictions and wartime vigilance are expected to provide unusual contrast to merrymaking.

Here, in Hanford, more than normal vigil will be maintained at the plants and factories which are contributing so much to national defense.

But there'll be no blackout to Kings county's celebration of the New Year!

Highlight the entertainment fare is, of course, the return one-night engagement here of Stan Kenton, the Decca-recording maestro who already is gaining national recognition as the successor to Benny Goodman.

Kenton's music will be heard in Hanford Auditorium from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. with the popular young maestro promising to make his intermissions few and short. With no broadcast limitations this time, Kenton will devote five music-packed hours to his many fans.

Advance sale bargain tickets last night were almost gone, with most Hanford stores attempting to obtain more tickets. Ticket chairman Myron Levi said that the merchants would be supplied only as long as the quota lasts. When the supply runs out, the low-price door tickets will prevail.

Levi said the dance promises to draw the largest New Year's Eve crowd in Hanford history, especially in view of the drawing power now attributed to the Kenton band. Free balloons and novelties will be distributed during the evening.

Manager M. McAlexander of the Fox Hanford theatre has scheduled a special midnight show, with "Sing Another Chorus" as feature attraction. With community singing and screen novelties preceding, the feature attraction will begin at 12:45 a. m.

The inevitable number of citizens who will spend New Year's out of town already have begun their trips. Highway patrol forces will be augmented both tonight and tomorrow, with officials determined to crackdown drastically on drunk driving.

An announcement from Sacramento reported that Chief Raymond E. Cato is determined that in wartime — even more than ever — drunk driving must be stamped out.

Santa Fe reported that no special trains will be run, because of troop demands upon rolling stock. However, all regular trains will run additional equipment today and tomorrow, to accommodate the expected travel rush.

With the merrymaking scheduled to hold full sway tonight, the religious aspect of the holiday will be emphasized tomorrow morning. As a holiday of obligation, holiday masses will be celebrated at all Catholic churches. Many Protestant churches of the county will offer special services.

A keynote of warning was sounded last night by army and public officials, who urged all citizens to be moderate in their merry making this evening, and not to lose sight of the fact that wartime caution is more important tonight and tomorrow.

I believe this is about Mr. and Mrs. Morris Levi. For some reason there was confusion between the names Myron and Morris,

Hanford Sentinel
1941 Sep 02

Mr. and Mrs. Myron Levi returned to Hanford yesterday after a vacation visit in southern California. Myron Levi Jr. drove south Sunday to week end with his parents and bring them back to their North Whitmore street home.

Hanford Sentinel
1941 Feb 26

Jacobsen Warns Against Fifth Column Menace

The "Fifth Column" menace to war-beleaguered countries was emphasized last night to 200 members of the I. O. O. F. lodge and their guests of honor, the officers and enlisted men of Company B, National Guard, by Earl D. Jacobsen of San Francisco, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of California.

"There are people wiling to live in and enjoy the liberties of this country who at the same time are paying obeisance to someone who wishes to take those liberties away from them," the speaker said.

"Don't let anyone say there aren't any fifth columnists here," Jacobsen warned, "but believe me they will be taken care of through the proper channels."

Entertainment during the evening was provided by a group of dramatists by Miss Emily Murray who put on a humorous one-act play "If Women Work as Men Do." Cast was Florence Carlson, Laverne Beck, Henrietta Jackson and Lee Dopp. They were introduced by Virgil Miller.

Lyman Griswold recited Rudyard Kipling's immortal "Gunga Din." Master of ceremonies was William D. Johnston.

The Kings County Dance committee has dedicated Saturday's dance in honor of the guards and will turn over all profits to the company fund, Chairman Myron Levi announced today.

All members of the guards are invited and will be admitted free if in uniform.

Hanford Morning Journal
1940 Dec 17

Here's Your Chance

Here's your chance to write an advertisement!

To the man or woman, boy or girl who writes the best advertisement in behalf of next Saturday's Kings County Community Dance, a pair of dance passes will be awarded.

That was the announcement at Saturday night's fourth successful weekly Community Dance by Chairman Myron Levi.

... [Rules of the adverts.] ...

Entries will be judged by Levi and Keith Topping, Sentinel sports editor. The winning advertisement, together with the winner's name and address, will appear in Friday's Sentinel and Saturday's Journal.

Hanford Morning Journal
1939 Oct 22

Myron Levi, who is attending school at U. C. L. A., is spending the week end here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. Levi.

Hanford Morning Journal
1936 Mar 19

Honor Students' Numbers Grow

... [Long list of names] ...

Sophomores: ... Myron Levi

... [And many more names.}

Hanford Sentinel
1933 May 06


Pigeons — Leonard Hughy, first; Myron Levi, second. Wax wing in pigeon class Joaquin Rodrigues, third.


Myron Levi, 317 West Elm, two pigeons.

Hanford Morning Journal
1933 Mar 28

A very clever and yet tragic play was given by Mrs. Reed's eight grade dramatic club, entitled "The Birth of the Infanta." The announcer was Ruth Demme. Those in the cast were: Margaret Milwee, Marianne Dunbar, Lloyd Christensen, Winifred Spear, Evelyn Rose, Lucille Vickars, and Robert Florey. This was followed by a moving picture showing the process of the distribution of oil by the Union Oil company.

Mrs. Dopp put on a very interesting program Friday. First, there was a play entitled "Where Is My Toothbrush." Bill Cameron was radio announcer. The characters were: Nellie, Goldie Hamilton; Mother, Jeanne Folley; Friend June Smurr; Chocolate, Erin McCarthy; Ice Cream, Laura Lee Luz; Candy, Mollie Blakney; Dr. Forceps, Flora Adams; Tooth, Willetta Crawford; Rheumatis, Lorraine Mateney; Miss Toothbrush, Alice Kenndy.

The play was followed by a comic dance, cleverly done by Carla Jane Cooper and Dorothy Bloyd. The next dance was an Irish lilt, well done by Audrey Anderson.

Myron Levi gave a humorous monologue entitled "So Many Interruptions."

Entertaining music was given by Mrs. Sommer's harmonica club, and Miss McClennon's ukelele club and sextet. Albert Souza gave two very good ukelele and harmonica solos, playing both instruments at the same time. Reporter, Marjorie Lyon.

Includes a wonderful photo of Myron,

The Fresno Bee
1933 Feb 19

Bar-Mitzvah Rite Held For Hanford Youth

HANFORD (Kings Co.), Feb. 18. — The Bar-Mitzvah service of Myron Levi, son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Levi of Hanford, was held recently at the Temple Beth Israel in Fresno with Rabbi David Greenberg officiating.

Following the service a luncheon was served for 200 relatives and friends. The Bar-Mitzvah service is a confirmation rite of the Jewish faith.

1933 Jan 19

A consecration service in honor of Myron Levi, son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris levi, will be held at the Temple Beth Israel Sunday at 11 A. M. Rabbi David L. Greenberg and the temple choir under the direction of Mrs. Alfred Pollack and Irving Ross will conduct the service. Myron Levi will speak on The Three Names.

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