AMUSEMENTS: King of Swing Shift

One of California's busiest business men is 25 years old and makes $55 a week as a toolmaker. As a sideline, he grosses an estimated $250,000 a year as a dance-hall impresario. Last week short, dapper Harrison Augustus (Harry) Schooler acquired a new ballroom (his fourth).

In August 1941, Harry Schooler was working on Vega Aircraft's "swing shift" (4 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.). He worked while most people played, and found amusement places closed when he came out to play. One night he rented the Burbank Elks' hall, gave an after-midnight dance (25¢ for men, women free). He played records...

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