Independent from Long Beach, California on January 17, 1975 · Page 15
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 15

Long Beach, California
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Friday, January 17, 1975
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:S4-WDEPtNDtNT(AM) ·"* PRESS-TELEGRAM (Mfi »*"J-"- - - i H- - - -. i .._. _.. --i--*- 1 **- ^- U T--t' ' · """-* --J-·-'------"-- ' J -- pistrict participants named lib downtown renewal By MARY ELLIS " ;· I' rban Affairs Writer ;; Long Beach has moved ·*_;a step closer lo what most *-loca! citizens consider the Kcity's No. 1 priority -" downtown redevelopment. ,".· More than 200 enthusiastic supporters who live 7. and do business in the '-city's central business dis- .trict crowded into Frank~ lin Junior High School Au- ;t'ditorium Wednesday night · (o get the necessary citi- " : zen p a r t i c i p a t i o n I machinery rolling. - . They named local renl- i - t o r D o n o v a n R o d m a n ·; temporary chairman and · elected 17 members to the project -area committee, a · citizen-participation group required under California . law for every redevelop; ment project. Three more members -- to fill the crowd's voted dents within the project area -- will be elected at the next public meeting, slated for Jan. 2K at the Long B e a c h Veterans B u i l d i n g . C e d a r a n d Broadway. The tour resident members elected Wednesday night include Olive Drazenovich. Ml Elm Ave.; N o r m a B r a d l . B6(i E. O c e a n B l v d . : O t t o J . Beck, iiOfl E. Ocean Blvd.: and Archie Miller. 2 OH Long Beach Blvd. To conform w i t h the California C o m m u n i t y R e d e v e l o p m e n t L a w . m e m b e r s h i p of e a c h project area committee, which can range from 11 to 21. must be composed of and s e l e c t e d by residential-owner o c c u pants, residential tenants. businessmen and mem- -Rodman also was elected Kjii-j; nf nyiclmrt rnmrnimi- tn Iho nf»i-manAni K/w1i» ty organizations w i t h i n the proposed project area. E l e c t e d to represent community organizations w e r e B o n n i e H e l t o n , president of F r e e Enter- p r i s e s ; D o u g Bemvell, Downtown Long B e a c h Associates; D w i g h t Bennett, Long Beach Chamber of Commerce; and Rev. B r u c e T a l b e r t , minister of First Congre- g a t i o n a l C h u r c h , 2 4 1 Cedar. B u s i n e s s m e n a n d property owners named to PAC were Joyce Johnson. Charles Stuart, J a m e s Russell J r . , Wheeler Abbett. Bon Marron, Darrell Neighbors, W i l l i a m K. Rapp, Jack Spears and R o b e r t Wenzel. Temporary chairman Donovan R a y B r o s t e r h a i i f , executive director of the Long B e a c h Redevelop- m e n t Agency, characterized the proposed project as "the most important s t e p d o w n t o w n Long Beach has ever taken." He outlined the boundaries of the Downtown Commercial R e d e v e l o p - ment Project area as ext e n d i n g f r o m Seventh Street South to T h i r d S t r e e t between Pacific and Elm Avenues; from Third Street south to the ocean between Magnolia and Elm Avenues; from First Street south to the ocean between Elm and Atlantic A v e n u e ; a n d from the Ocean'Boulevard south to the ocean in the area from Atlantic to a half block east of Lime Avenue. May peril marine life Chemical pountauts bottom of harbors, nay ·- Zoning around residences at issue Cherry Manor crowd in protest An estimated 200 angry. ...jcara-carrying Cherry Manor Homeowners clashed with city officials over the present safety and future fate of their small residential enclave which adjoins a chemical-indus- t r i a l complex in North Long Beach. "Stop the Styrene," "We shake, rattle and roll," and "Cherry Manor is a training ground for the fire department" were some of the printed posters in the audience at Houghton Park clubhouse. They stemmed f r o m p r o t e s t s registered by residents during the past eight years about industrial explosions, fires, air and noise pollution from the heavy industrial tract which abuts their properties. The 222-homc tract is east of Cherry Avenue between Poppy Street and Artesia Boulevard. The industrial tract, which includes a huge chemical plant, a plastics plant and refinery, is between South Street and Artesia Boulevard east of the Union Pacific rail track right of way which forms the eastern boundary of Cherry Manor. The meeting was called by the City of Long Beach to air possible solutions and to request residents to indicate their choices on a p r e p a r e d list of possible alternatives to be explored. It was h e l d Wednesday night. City Planning Director Ernest Mayer, Jr., Assistant. City Manager John H. Williams and councilman Russell Rubley answered audience questions and discussed these suggested L (Cont. from Page B-l) nomic, as well as the human needs of our community." Assuming the role of environ- m e n t a l i s t , Herb Z i m m e r m a n characterized the proposed 20th Century Fox pleasure p i e r "a disaster" and questioned whether market feasibility reports had been made to see whether Long Beach can support the new convention center currently u n d e r construction. He urged the Planning Commission to make a definite ruling on w h e t h e r h i g h - rise should--or should not--be permitted in the R-5 zone of Ocean Boulevard and asked for, among other things, a definitive statement on what type of peo- ple mover is envisioned for use along the coastline. These divergent interpretations were analyzed in the public participation context when the audience divided up in four study groups to air personal views. Each group's opinions were later summarized by the moderators. These composite findings, along with those gleaned from neighborhood meetings s l a t e d for t h i s month and next, will form the basis for the league's consensus and subsequent role of participation in t h e preparation, implementation and enforcement of the c i t y ' s general plan. 111 (Cont. from Page B - l ) ; leaders, assessment of their military -and medical capabilities, resources, mo- 'rale and probable effectiveness against ttne Japanese. ·. Glei hired a tutor and learned Chi- Inese in his spare time. He traveled to 'every province, lived off the land, hid in ·caves, shared fanners' huts. " He met and c o n f e r r e d w i t h 'Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek in "Chungking, and with Chou En-lai and Mao Tse-tung in the Communist capital in Yenan. He had more narrow escapes than he " likes to remember and was wounded five ; times--a fact he remembers well with five Purple Hearts. When it was over he aided State 1 Department official John Service and -the military in compiling reports and ;: recalls, "It was obvious to most of us we could certainly have used and relied on · the Communists' help." Then he left in 1945 and wrote a single copy manuscript of the whole three years and shipped it off to Washington for an intelligence clearing. That's the last he heard of it. Wednesday, reluctant to discuss it further, and obviously tired by the ex- citement, he said only, "I'd like to get it back. It's all history' now. "Most of all I'd like to go back and see it all again," he adds. "I loved the people and the country. It was adventure and challenge beyond my wildest imagining." But any contemplated visit to the People's Republic will have to await doctors' rulings on Glei's health. For years he's had a bad heart. In 1968 he underwent open heart surgery at the VA hospital here to correct a left ventricular aneurism (ballooning of the vessel wall.) Three years ago he started getting lame in his left leg and underwent a bypass artery operation. That helped for six months, then the lameness returned. After months of incapacity and pain, he was called as one of 10 guinea pigs in an experiment at the hospital designed to isolate the effective component in a multiphase attack on the cause of similar circulatory problems--blood vessels clogged w i t h calcium deposits and cholesterol. CLEflRfllCE! P WILING PIN LETTER HOLDERS REG. 3.95 TIME IS SHORT-DON'T MISS THIS SALE!! All Items Are Reduced Throughout OurStore-NOW! COACH LAMPS AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR LA-Z-BOY Easy Rijrioftt Terms 5895 ATLANTIC AVE, NO.,LON6BEAOH Phone Q* 3-7514 0g£ HOURS: T *"^* 4 th ° feasibility studies: --Rezoning C h e r r y Manor from R-l residential to M-2 industrial. --Rezoning existing M2A zones north and east of the residential tract to R-l or R-'2 --Constructing a permanent barrier between the homes and the industrial complex --Initiating a redevelopment project which would c o n v e r t ihe residential area to other land uses. F r a n k H. A r u n d e l , chairman of the Cherry M a n o r Homeowners' Association, suggested the city council form an advisory panel made up of scientific experts in air and noise pollution and chemistry and biology. " C i t y officials h a v e agreed that our situation is incompatible," he said. "I would like to add that it is intolerable, i n f l a m - mable and indefensible." Mayer, when asked by a h o m e o w n e r w h a t he thought was the most sensible thing to do, said he f e l t a thorough environmental r e p o r t was necessary "to give us facts on which to base a decision." Rubley defended the industries, asserting that the Monsanto Chemical Company, one of those in the complex that adjoins the residential area, has spent $480,000 in an effort to reduce noise pollution. Some members of the audience filled out the alternative choice forms at the meeting. DR. MALCOLM C. TODD Todd sees rising cost in medicine The nation's medical bill in 1974 totaled more than $103 billion, Dr. Malcolm C. Todd, president of .the American Medical Association, told the weekly Rotary Club meeting in Bellflower Thursday. Todd, of Long Beach, said the sum represented 7.8 per cent of the nation's gross national product or $485 per capita. Although the medical profession is doing everything possible to curb inflated costs, he said, the bill for this year may go as high as $120 billion.' He said the AMA is for a national health insurance p'Un but wants it to be self sufficient, provide tax credits. and include comprehensive catastrophic provisions. In dealing with the high costs of malpractice ·medical insurance, Todd said some premiums have gone up more than 200 per cent. A physician has to generate $90,000 worth of business a year to pay the costs, he said. There is no procedure in medical care that does not carry a risk, he added. A wide range of chemical pollutants found in Long Beach-Los Angeles H a r b o r s and adjoining San Pedro Bay could in the f u t u r e adversely affect marine life, a USC . scientist warned. "Although the (pollutant) situation is not yet dangerous, it c o u l d become so," Dr. Dorothy Soule, a marine biologist and codirector of a major study to determine whether dredging w o u l d be ecologically d a m a g i n g here said. I f ' pollution continues unabated, she foresees "a possibly hazardous break in the marine life cycle" --- the process w h i c h m a i n t a i n s b a l a n c e .between sea life, its food s u p p l i e s a n d n a t u r a l enemies. · As for the basic question, scientists tentatively concluded that dredging, or -deepening, portions of the harbor complex " p r o b a b l y would be beneficial." Dr. Soule noted an important "if," however -- "If sediment dumping sites are carefully chosen." She declined to suggest a safe and proper location until further studies are made. Adding to the need for an ecologically s a f e disposal site was a discovery made during the 18-month study conducted by USC's Sea Grant program under contract to the Port of Los Angeles and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. P o l l u t a n t s , previously unreported from the area were found in significant quantities in deep underwater ditches off-Catalina I s l a n d . Apparently the materials were carried there by prevailing San Pedro Bay currents. Soule said. These substances, com- parable to those^ also found throughout Hit en- t i r e 22-squarc-mile mainland harbor complex, included heavy metals such as l e a d , mercury and cadmium, DDT and other organic pesticides, assorted t o x i c c h e m i c a l s presumably b r o u g h t to the sea by industrial or domestic wastes. Soule and a project colleague, marine biologist Mikihiko Oguri, indicated belief that recovery of the metals with today's technology would not be economically feasible. "But if a real shortage of a Sewer District o u t f a l l n e a r White's Point on Palos Verdes PeniiisWa carries treated sewa'ge. seaward. , · '·;.,'-·' Other possible sources of contamination are'lhe San Gabriel River a.iyi Dominguez Slough, origin a t i n g in and running through a heavy industrial area. . The U.S. Environmental P r o t e c t i o n Agency-Mi) addition permits waste disposal a t . a specific deepwater point between Palos Verdes and Ca'tllf- na, she said. ,·'.. i W a t e r s o f f Belmpnt m e t a l l i k e c a d m i u m . Shore, the Peninsula .a'nd should develop, it might Seal Beach came off best she become worthwhile," added. A Los Angeles County in a l-through-10 rating scale for relative contamination, u ·',; New dental service set by United Way, center: A new dental care service for children of low income families in the ABC Unified School District will be provided under agreements between the Artesia Dental Health Center and United Way, Inc., of Los Angeles County. The program will provide a total of 450 treatments for those whose family income level is above eligibility for public welfare under a six-month contract expiring June''30 -end of the United'Way fiscal year, said Weckford Morgan, chairman of'".its regional agency relations committee. . ""^ The present contract contributes $2,700"'i'n United Way funds to,'tHe nonprofit center at 12i23 E. 219th -St., Hawaiian Gardens, he said, and';a 12-month renewal isjex- pected on its termination: for Medical evidence has heen made public that a special aiialifesir'sleepini,' aid formulation railed Excedrin P.M. can he f significant value totlii'HL' troubled by sleep loss due to m i n o r pain. A clinical test involving inpatients at a well-known New York h o s p i t a l - p a - tients u p t u 79 years of a.iro -clearly i n d i c a t e d t h a i Excedrin P.M. was highly effective in relieving this type of sleeping problem. Excedrin P.M. helps relieve pain and aids sleep without beiiis; habit form-' ing and without the kind of risk of drug hangover associated with the use of prescript ion sleeping pills. If you've experienced difficulty getting to sleep because of p a i n - a s .these hospital patients did--you owe it to yourself to try Excedrin P.M. It's available--without a prescrip- , lion--wherever pain reliov- ' ers are sold: We are way overstocked,,. with merchandise w e , , bought before the price in- ; creases. During our clear-' ance sale most of these '···· items are selling below our « replacement cost. If you ' need furniture, appliances, ,,; carpeting, TV or stereo',,, come see us for an un- believable good buy!!! As always, we will give you the best in service, delivery "j and terms. t jjf,y jj« family storf\ 1855 Pacific Ave., LB. 591-2314 Open 9-9 Mon., Thurs., Fri. - 9-6 Tues., Wed., Sat. The big clothing event of the year with savings in men's wear that you cannot afford to miss. All merchandise from regular stock. All items subject to prior sale Suits So/ids, Stripes, and Plaids All Wools or Dacron Wools Shetland* Harris Tweeds in All Wool or Dacron Wool Trousers All Wool and Dacron-Cotton Dress Shirts Sweaters V-necks and Turite Necks. 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