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1961-iNDEPENDENT pRESS-tELEGRAM  - LB. Woman Wins in Powder Puff A 36-year-ofd...
LB. Woman Wins in Powder Puff A 36-year-ofd Long Beach woman Saturday won the cross-country Powder Puff Derby for the sixth time. Mrs. Frances Bcra, of 4284 Pepperwood Ave., was coin- ictinK in her 12th derby. She lad won it five times as a pilot -- in 1953, 1955, 1956, and 1958. In 1951 she co- )iloted the winning plane -Icr sponsor is Belmont Aviation Corporation, Long Beach and Davis Set Kuchel Attacks Rumors of Shift on Red China WASHINGTON (AP)--Sen Thomas VI. Kuchel, (R-Calif.; said Saturday an effort wi! be made to have Congres reaffirm its opposition to ac mission of Communist Chin to the United Nations. In a filmed program fo California television stations Kuchel said there are "dis turbing and disquieting mors" that the Kennedy ad ministration will change th country's position on Re The expert Long Beach ight instructor, flying a eechcraft Bonanza, flew the ,709 mile race at an average peed of 182 miles per hour, his average included time or starting the engine and axiing the craft. She. fin- shed the race 45 minutes ahead of the deadline. + # + · THE RACE started from San Diego last Saturday. The viner is decided after the fly- ng time required has been computed, considering the aircraft's capability! Seventy eight of the original 97 planes :inished. Two other California pilots were in top places at ihe end of the race. Irene Leverton, of North Hollywood, finished third. Her Morrissey 2150 aircraft was copiloted by Teckle Kaufman, of Pacific Palisades. Last year's winning team, Irene Saunders of El Cajon and L.ULILIL.I Y o IUJJIMWI* w » « **·- -- , China as soon as Congress Beach, Fla., were in second ZeDougL of We's? pZ MRS. FRANCES BERA WITH TROPHY djourns. Red China," erled, "is bitterly hostile to ie United States and to free eoples everywhere. She as- aulted Korea. She menaces "aiwan. She raped Tibet. Kuchel as- place. TEAMS WITH members from the Long Beach area include Evelyn Kelly, Long Beach, and Marian Burke, of San Antonio, Tex.; Jean Rose, Gardena, and Elba Dedes, F.I Segundo; Dorothy Russell, Costa Mesa, and Laura Conner Meridan, Idaho; Kathleen Braitewaile, El Segundo, and Aileen Pickering, Los An 1'orrance; Rita Gibson and Eleanor Cowles, both of Long Beach; Dorothy Gorley, Tor- ranee, and Louise geles; Ruth Nitzen, Palos Verdes, and Margaret Ross, Lakewood, and Mary Beach. and Doris Causseaux, Edds Long S ·

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  1. Independent Press-Telegram,
  2. 16 Jul 1961, Sun,
  3. Page 9

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