Long Beach Press
Telegram Feb, 14th 1950
Film and Drama
TREND OF THE TIMES
Pop Corn Sales Earning
Good Living for Couple
A new home industry
was discovered quite by accident!
Ruth and John Strong
of Los Angeles asked permission to sell freshly popped corn to
school children during recess. which was granted ...... and soon
the Parent-Teacher's Club asked if they would sell pop corn at a
coming social, and also to furnish balloons for the contests;
Ruth and John Strong found themselves very busy catering to
The Strong's have
since added a mechanical popcorn machine, a cotton candy
machine, a frozen-custard mixer, and the Latest addition is a
dog and pony act, a Kiddie-Ferris wheel, a clown and an electric
calliope! Ruth Strong told me personally that they had so many
requests to appear for schools, lodges, churches and
organizations, they were seriously thinking of putting our a
separate second unit!
customer will bring another! The local Good Will has been
so great that John Strong has been asked to run for council-man!