Independent from Long Beach, California on March 10, 1966 · Page 27
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 27

Long Beach, California
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Thursday, March 10, 1966
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AWARE THAT RELEASED PATIENTS ARE HOME PROBLEMS a 'Tired Wife' Program By BEN Z1NSER ..-·The "tired w i f e syn- ·drome," only r e c e n t l y described by that name in the medical literature, is nothing ,ne;y to doctors at. Long Beach .Veterans Administration Hos- they're doing something about it. . In addition, they thought up "The Girl from UNCLE" ' long before TV bigwigs considered such a spirioff from "The Man Etc." First, "the tired wife" program-- Its originator, Dr. Fred W. , S. Modern, explains it. ; He is chief of the hospital's chronic disease section, which boasts that 82% of its stroke .victims w h o . s u r v i v e a r e eventually discharged from the hospital. Most '· 'of these go home. : A'nd after'a time the wife may become weary from caring for her husband., "So we re-admit the husband to the hospital for a limited time--about four to six weeks--while the wife recuperates at home," Dr. Modern says. ' The program has been cm- ployed extensively but has never been abused, Dr. Modern says. The c o n c e p t has made possible patient, dl s charges which otherwise might have been · obstructed by resistance of relatives, he adds. "The patient always knows he can come back for - a time," Dr. M o d e r n - s a y s . 'The wife knows this, too'." The "uncle" program is for patients who have neither relatives nor friends. A woman volunteer assumes Ihe role of 'favorite niece by "adopting" a patient. The idea, Dr. M o d e r n says, Is to give lonely persons a sense of belonging. However, since the program was conceived, only one veteran has taken advantage of it. "He greatly benefited by it u n t i l his death," Dr. Modern says. "11 shows that only very few of our veterans are really abandoned, a l t h o u g h this opinion is frequently held," Dr. Modern says. The chronic disease section, two wards totaling 92 beds, has been in operation since August 1361. About SO of the patienls at any one time are stroke victims. Average age: the early 70s. Dr. Modern has geared his treatment p rog ra m : to include rehabilitation ./.techniques from the time, of .admission.. ;.,,. ;,.' The high rate of discharges to the patients' home':is'dun to "meticulous attention to certain important principles," (Continued Page B-5, Col. I) More Time Given f or . B y CHARLES SUTTON Long Beach has been . given six months to regroup its antipoverty committee to include 100 poor persons. · Until this week, the city had been under pressure to place a minimum of 100 impoverished representatives on the committee.. But t h e county antipoverty board waived the rule for the'^ext six months, at its meeting this week in Los Angeles. The rule was part of a set of regulations governing the composition of area antipoverty advisory committees in the county. * * * * IN LAYING down the latest guidelines, however, .the.board of directors of the Economic and Youth . O p p o r t u n i t i e s Agency (F.YOA) retained an6ther Independent Tiif Southland's M. finest Morning Ncictpaper '- THURSDAY, MARCH 10, |9M SECTION --Page B-l ' MARKETS ON PAGE B-4 BEACH COMBING MALCOLM EPLEY T 'KINGS- seem so normal around here it may be hard to realize that wartime c o n d i t i o n s have injected something ^different in ,the highyay jtraff ic ;. situation that motorisTs" should recognize-4-the ammunition truck. One who didn't almost caused another disaster the other, morning on US 101 in the "Slaughter Alley'.' stretch near San Clerriente. · From the Ammunition Depot' at Seal Beach a truck was,-bound for · Sari Diego with J20 tons of explosives. Rolling down an incline, the truck's brake line broke and it began running up on a station wagon ahead occupied" by the male driver, a woman and three children. The truck driver frantically blew his big air horn and {lashed his lights. The station wagon man, evidently thinking some truck driver was getting arrogant with him, held his position- and pace. The truck couldn't get around him at that point and came up to within inches of the fear of the wagon. · A highway p a t r o l m a n sized up the situation, came alongside and motioned to the station wagon driver to pull over. Even then he hung tough, and only by sheer luck was the truck driver able to slow down and stop at the roadside. The station wagon went on and tin highway officer, being concerned about the stopped truck and other traffic, didn't pursue. The ammunition truck was marked on all sides with signs bearing the word EXP L O S I V E S . It is a fair assumption that there are more ammunition trucks on Fisherman, 63, Beaten in Street Robbery ·A- 63-year-old Long Beach fisherman was admitted to St. v M,ary's Hospital Wednesday' ; after he was attacked and beaten in a $5 street robbery. he h i g h w a y s hereabouts lowadays and this incident emphasizes the need for giv- ng them a wide berth. iomewhere there's a station wagon driver/who has . : no dea how close he came to disaster. '' iMIN or lose, L. A. Mayor Sam Yorty can be ex- ected to put on a whale of a campaign in his bid for the ) e m o c r a t i c governorship nomination, with a lot of re- iance oh his vaunted tele- ision personality. That's generally conceded as the thing that got him victory in the L.A. mayor ·ace. He has a sort of low- ressure style on the tube hat seems to get through well to ordinary people. Without getting hot about it, ie never admits he is wrong on anything, "conversing" with his listeners in a disarming 1 way. He's got a row to hoe, though. .Incumbency is a tremendous factor in California itics, and in two terms a governor can roll up enough appointees and their families and friends to make a big voting bloc-. I once tried to find out from' Sacramento just how many appointments Gov. Brown had made in a year and even his staff couldn't provide an answer. Brown is of course an experienced hand at press conferences and tv, too. Raymond Howard, 1220 E. Anaheim St., sustained a broken jaw and multiple cuts and'bruises when he was assaulted by two youths at Anaheim Street and Temple Avenue. The victim told o f f i c e r W. J. Hasenzahl the muggers knocked him to the sidewalk and one kicked him 1 in the face and body while the other took his billfold containing $5.^ Both fled on foot when witnesses appeared on the scene. THERE'S a fellow at Leisure World who is still wailing for a Christmas present mailed to him 25 years ago. R. W. VVilkins was in the Marines stationed on the Aleutian Islands in 1944. Before Christmas that year Mrs. Wilkins made up a big Chrislmas packet including cookies and a -lot of other items, and mailed it to her man. H never arrived. Wilkins has heard about old mail pieces found in some dark comer and sent on to the addressee years late, but he has no hope along that line. "Somebody else ate cookies," he says. requirement calling for a 51% majority of the poor on advisory group; Thus Long ;Beach and other communities must now place a majority of persons on their boards or face a cutoff of new poverty funds under the community action phase of the antipoverty program. Officials here indicated that the city board would probably comply with the majority regulation, b u t added that the method of compliance would have to he established at its next meeting. City poverty officials had been concerned about both rulings, and the six-month waiver on the 100-poor rule was greeted with a sense' of relief. * * * * M E A N W H I L E , Long Beach seemed in no hurry to comply with the majority regulation, inasmuch as there were no poverty projects here requiring immediate or urgent clearance. (Such programs as · Head Start are not f u n d e d through the committee.) City program consultant Jose Bernat said he thought the committee, now numbering 50, would probably comply with the majority rule by June, .indicating it would take.that long to lay the groundwork. The regulation governing the composition.of the. advisory committees are designed to insure the maximum feasible participation of the poor in the antipoverty program on a community level, according to county spokesmen. School-Bond Vote Fails in Paramount Voters of the Paramoun Unified School District rejected by a five-to-one margin Tuesday two school financing measures, complete unofficial returns from all 10 precincts showed Wednesday. District business manager Paul Butler said a request for a S5-milIion bond issue was Apparently Murdered Sheriff's detectives said Wednesday a 39 - year - old araplegic who was found shot to death Tuesday night n his Palos Verdes-Peninsula lome apparently was murdered. They added, however, that they were unable to immediately establish a motive in he slaying of Richard P. Calvori, of 30526 La Vista Verde The house was in some disarray, as if it had been ransacked, detectives said. But they were unable to determine if anything had been taken. Investigators said the .38- caliber pistol which fired the 'atal bulet was found on a dining table a few inches 'rom Calvori's body, which was slumped in a chair at the able. * * * a AND, they pointed out, ack of powder.burns on the body and t h e downward course of the bullet through Calvori's right arm and upper torso made it appear impos sible for him to have fired the weapon. Calvori's body was found at 8:45 p.m. by a neighbor, Jack Newnes, of 30408 La Vista Verde, who said he came by to see if Calvor were all right. ' / .: · '. Newnes said Calvori r ha been drinking heavily duriri] the afternoon and that h and Mrs. Newnes had made arrangements with Calvori to check on him occasionally. * * * * DETECTIVES said the gun apparently was part of an ex tensive collection of firearms owned by Calvori. Calvori, a Korean War vet eran who lived on a federa pension, is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary Calvori of Redondo Beach. LBSC HONORS STUDENTS INFORMALLY DISCUSS KEY QUESTION WITH PROF. ERIC MASSEY Students, from left: Lisa Feinstein, Karen Peterson, Kogcr Domercq, Jeff Seybcrt '·£ Brains Whir and Click in LBSC Honor Course Theft Team Flees With Diamonds A theft team invaded a Long Beach jewelry store Wednesday and fled with a tray of diamond rings valued at between $3,000 and $4,000. George Laska, manager of Kay Jewelers, 319 Pine Ave., told police the theft occurred rejected 54,651 to 802. Supt. Wilson Bell said defeat of the two measures will mean double sessions in at least nine classes next fall. Voter.turnout was unusually high for a special elecfion, with 36% of the district's 15,240 registered voters casting ballots, Butler said. defeated 4,560 to 950 and a about 11:30 a.m. when two plea for a $1 tax override was Dog Class Offeree! A dog training class will open at 11 a.m. Saturday at .akewood's Mayfair P a r k , 5720 Clark Ave. Instructor 'or the class, offered by the Zily Recreation Department, will be trainer Joe DeBeck. my " D E M E M B E R when they * roped off the intersec- fion at Sixth and Pine and a big crowd gathered to watch the World Series games recreated on a big board on the side nf the Press-Telegram building. The Optimists sold peanuts, friends exchanged wagers, and there was an exciting, suspenseful, carnival'air about the whole thing. What nights they were!--Bill Harris. men entered his store on the pretext of looking at trinkets. Laska tojd officer Jack DeAlba one of the men engaged him in conversation at the rear of the store while the second opened an unlocked display case and grabbed the ring tray. Both men then fled The jewelry manager said a similar theft was committed at another branch store in jLos Angeles last week. Burglar Wbo Defended Self Found Guilty Darwin Jesse Burgess, 36 Wednesday was convicted ol second-degree burglary after j a two-day trial in which he defended himself. S u p e r i o r Court Judge Walter H. Odemar scheduled Burgess' s e n t e n c i n g fo March 30. Burgess, of 4727 F a l c o n Ave., was arrested Jan. 1! and accused of taking $18,00* in jewelry from a Park Es tates home. He was arrestei after several pawn shop op .,,,,, .,, ^*,,,z ,,,, p eratnrs identified him as th key to quick, easy 1 man who had sold merchan economical selling, Iodise which turned out to b '60 Chrysler Rolls With l,P-TWantAd "We h a d excellent response to our I.P-T want ad and sold our J 1960 Chrysler for S850," reports J. B. Leal, 11309 E. 213th St., Lakewood. [ If you're looking for the and try an I.P-T classified want ad. For the hot line to getting started phone HE 2-5959, from L a k e w o o d p h o n e ME 3-0764. I'jlstolen. Dawson, Neb., Picnic The semiannual D a w s o County, Nebraska, picnic wi be Sunday, 11 a.m. tn 4 p.m at Bixby Park. By RALPH HINMAN JR. Who offers the best an- swers.about our rising traffic death rate? The automotive engineer? Psychologist? Criminologist? Physical scientist? : ' Arid to whom does the' serious student turn iri his continuing search for truths about mankind? The philosopher? Historian? Sociologist? Political scientist? Artist? Musician? Literature professor? The answer to both, says George Eric Massey, himself a philosophy professor in Long Beach State College, is that no single specialist, alone, can fully answer either. Which explains in homely analogy why State, three years ago, organized an admittedly expensive honors program for top-caliber students. Throughout a four-year program in which he also must complete a regular major, the honors student is exposed regularly to specialists in widely varied fields. These scholars, hopefully, will "weave many strands" or ideas, for the students, says Massey, who serves as program director or coordinator. ' . It's not exclusively a one- way street, with the under_ graduates taking all and ''giving nothing in return. For a'second theme underlying State's all-but=unique program is that "master scholars! Journeymen and apprentices have something to say to each other, to teach each other," Massey avers. What manner of student enters such a demanding discipline and remains with it through the four years leading to a college degree? He or she obviously is bright, probably in the top 10% of a high school graduating class, replies Massey. Grades, though, are not the sole criteria. A burning desire to learn and a willingness to work hard and long may substitute for high grades when a faculty committee screens applicants and their earlier school records. H o n o r s candidates a r e "recruited" by high school counselors and by thai effective word-of-mouth advertising from one friend who participates to another who is enrolled only for regular college work. The mortality rate among those who enter so hopefully is high, Massey readily admits. Among the pioneer group which began in 1963, only three remain today. The prototype group's depleted ranks, however, were' replenished by students entering in their second year. In early March, 87 stud e n t s -- 56 freshmen, 24 sophomores, 7 juniors--· were participating, from a student body of 17,000-plus. Since this is only the third year none of the members yet have reached senior class standing. Are these honors kids, in the language of another school generation, "greasy grinds?" Ttiis r e p o r t e r , recently walche||jjUmost the entire group'ljjPRiction at one 'of their "extra-curricular activities," an evening discussion with four faculty members. $194,293 Low Bid Offered for Marine Stadium Park The city will spend $194,.93 from tideland oil funds o develop a 6.5-acre, 1,400- oot-long park strip along the ihore of the Marine Stadium. A bid in that amount by 3ully-Miller Contracting Co., Long Beach, was low among hree received Wednesday at City Hall for the unique Maine Park project. It was well below the $215,500 cost estimate for which funds have een approved by the State .ands Commission. Second-low bid was $204,044 by Ron R. Hess of Buena Park. The third bidder, Foster Shooting-Case Guilty Plea Deane Rhude, 38-year-old engineer, Wednesday pleaded guilty to a s s a u l t with a deadly weapon j u s t as he was about to stand trial on a charge of shooting his wife. Rhude shot his wife, Betty, 36, during an argument in Ihe counle's home at 5373 Appian Way last Dec. 21. Mrs. Rhude, who has since recov red, a p p e a r e d in court Wednesday with her hus band. Superior Court Judge Max Z. Wisot scheduled Rhude's sentencing for April 6. Construction Co., Anaheim, set the cost at $211,960. A contract award is scheduled next Tuesday for the construction of a sandy beach, lighting facilities and a landscaped planting strip immediately north of Appian Way between Upper Alamitos Bay and Davies Bridge. In other bidding Loyd B. Striplin of Bellflower offered the low cost figure of $39,065 for remodeling the seventh the City Hall space for the for F,n- floor of working gineering Department. Next low bid among six was $39,856 by Robert L. Burrous of Long Beach. The city had estimated the cost at $43,000. Today in L.B. LECTURES--Long Beach City College forums department: "Politics--How It Affects You," in "Issues in American Life" series, by Dr. Philip J. Schlessinger, Jewish Community Center, 2601 Grand Ave., 1:30 p.m. "The Story of Money," first in series, by Charles M. Johnson of the American Numismatic Society, Boyd \ High School auditorium, Eighth Street and Locust Ave- jf nue, 7:30 p.m. CONCERTS--Long Beach Municipal Band, Municipal Auditorium Exhibit Hall, 2 p.m. Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians, Municipal Auditorium Convention Hall, 8:30 p.m. FILM--Long Beach Public Library-L.B. Museum of Art auspices: "The Savage Eye," with Barbara Baxley and Gary Merrill, at the museum, 2300 Ocean Blvd., | 3 p.m., 8 p.m. | ON STAGE--"Holidays for Lovers," Community i Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St., 7:45 p.m. "Love and | Kisses," Magnolia Theater, 835 Locust Ave. (Morgan | Hall), 8 p.m. "Uncle Vanya," Off-Broadway Theater, 211 Lime Ave., 8:30 p.m. In the crowd that filled, a standardized lecture" hall to SRO, there were girls in black leather jackets, boys with beards, more wearing today's campus uniforms of w a s h ' s l a c k s or "mod" dresses. . Any ..resemblance to an ordinary college gathering ended as the students began bandying ideas with a panel of four scholars concerned with the 'relative values of both Eastern and \Yestern worlds. ' ' . . The "grinds" of another era would, in one reporter's experience, h a v e listened respectfully, dutifully asked a few questions and gone off-campus to drink beer.' These may well have had their late-evening beer but there the r e s e m b l a r f c e ended. !,,'-·.' It was a distinguished panel that awaited,!them: political scientist Dr, Siider- shan Chawla,. Dr. August Coppola. from the English department; Dr. Jon C. Covell, fine' arts and 1 Dr. Alexander Lipski,' history. When academics ^ t a I k with their peers--or --with those apprentices they consider worthy -- a form- of verbal shorthand is used. Ideas are tossed out freely but incompletely. The equal -- or apprentice -- is~ expected to fill in gaps for himself. It was this kind of an evening for the h o n o r s youngsters. And they acquitted themselves w i t h ease, asking the right questions, intellectually parrying and thrusting with the masters up front. · And when it wasVover, instead of rushing out, most stayed to further argue or inquire. T h i s afler-school-hours session -- with three more scheduled later this spring --is but one aspect of the honors program. Incoming freshmen a r e greeted by (hree l a r g e r than-life courses they must a s si m i I a t e successfully. They are introduced in one to the enduring values and ideas within what is called "Western Civilization." In a second course they examine Western man's artistic and cultural a t t a i n - ments; finally, they survey the West's scientific and mathematical achievements. This, it should be remembered, is in addition, to work necessary for completing a "regular"' aca,- demic major field of study. Sophomores follow an almost identical p r o g r a m except their concentration is on Eastern or Oriental (Continued Page B-5, Col." 2)

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