Independent from Long Beach, California on February 10, 1958 · Page 15
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 15

Long Beach, California
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Monday, February 10, 1958
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DEATH IN OUR SKIES-GEN. BERTRANDIAS SAYS; by HARRY FULTON LONG BEACH Mayor Ray Kealer has the reputation of being a pretty good bowler, but ho3l have to go some to improve on t h e b o w l i n g achievement of former mayor Clarence E. Wagner. \ Some years ago Wagner, as mayor, was called upon to roll ' the first ball in a big bowling tournament held here. He didn't. profess to be a hot-shot kegler, so when he let go of the ball he wasn't at all surprised as the thing went · sailing down, the-right side, of the alley, almost in the gutter. He clipped only the No. 10 pin--the one on the extreme right--but when it fell, all the rest of the pins fell with it, Yep, it was an impossible achievement. He hit only the 10 pin and got a strike! Sponsors of the tournament had decided earlier that it was' only proper that the mayor should start play with a strike. So they tied all the-pins together with a thin; almost invisible wire. * * * # HAVE YOU seen Stella? : That's sounds like a question you'd hear at a carnival, but in this case it identifies a female you'll find at the Gaslight Room of the Lafayette Hotel. Stella is a nude painting, 7x15.feet i n ' s i z e . She's undoubtedly the biggest nude an these parts--no matter which way- you look at her. Anyhow, Stella is a subject of controversy just now. Some people like her. Others don't: Some say she should go, but others, say let her stay. And yours truly has been asked to express opinion about this giant display of skin. Frankly, as far as the likes of Stella are concerned, no -nudes would lie good nudes/! * » * * ; A THOUGHT for someone: Sports Night Banquets honoring .the outstanding athletes of this area nave been big successes the past two years, and Jerry Hall suggests something of a similar nature to salute our outstanding scholars. The emphasis .these days seems to be on the need for more scientists, and Jerry points out that appropriate public recognition would encourage more youngsters to try to excell in science and other fields of endeavor. It's true that some service clubs and other groups award scholarships as a means of encouragement, but J e r r y is talking about a big public salute to the scholars. Sounds like a suitable project for - some g r o u p like Phi Beta · Kappa. Incidentally, Jerry Hall is a sportswriter, and he's well aware of the value of awards and recognition to an athlete. * * * * THE PHONE has been ringing constantly at the Kashishian Oriental Rug Co., 401 E. Carson St., and for a time it had the owners baffled. Everyone who calls, ranging in'age from 8 to SO, asks the same question: "What's the price of a 10x14 Sarouk rug?" At first Mr. and Mrs. Kashishian couldn't figure out why all the sudden interest in this type and this size of rug, but finally one of the callers explained why. Seems the Monday TV program, "The Price is Right," had offered to give away such a rug to the person who could guess the exact retail price, and the viewers are scouting around for tips. Actually, it's virtually impossible for the Kashishians to predict what the price would be without knowing such vital factors as the port of entry, quality of the wool, workmanship and type of dyes used, but / they have b e e n answering the question to the best of their ability. They are telling callers that a good quality rug of this type- would cost about $1,100. So, if you're one who's wondering, start guessing either way froiti there. Naturally the Kash- islt-ians hope somebody from Long Beach wins. » » * * INCIDENTALLY, Mr. a n d Mrs. Kashishian certainly dispute that theory that it takes ' a long engagement to assure a successful marriage. Mrs, Kashishian was a "picture bride." Her husband never saw her before their marriage, except in a photograph. He was here and she was in Armenia, and their marriage was 'arranged by their families. He sent money to bring her here, and she had the right to say "No" and return. But she did not And they've .'been most happily married now for 53 years! (This Is the second In a series of articles on our crowded air lanes. There will be more articles on this Important problem by staff writer Bob Houser. Wntch|for them daily in The Independent.) By BOB HOUSER Almost two decades ago when killing in .the air was inten- ional, the Japanese sent their )Uots to a special school to each them to see. Later this month the Uni- 'ersity of'Southern California Aviation Safety Division' will start teaching the Sunday a n o t h e r plane crashed in the Southland, narrowly missing a house and killing three persons aboard the plane. See Page A-l. "The. human eye_ has blind spots--1 i t e r a 11 y," explains school instructor David H. Holaday, an active pilot himself. "It's the physiology of the straight- ahead--when he is using 'riveted or .pinpoint vis : ion--outside the two or three- degree span, of'that-vision, the pilot is blind. * * ·* * "AN APPROACHING plane J..HJti J-UoJUlaJ* jsiiuwo jjnv^; kju-jii** Aiiwiiiwu. £fuwb IUUVM *" »·"··· "AN APPROACHING plane and co-pilot busily-occupied in! Orange-County .crash of two which stays outside that, span|their plane studying · charts|light planes,-.had told his wife would not be seen "if the pilot'while another aircraft bears after the Norwalk crash: _ . ., ., ! -, .... ___ j.1.' U n n / 3 A'n ' Tho . "Tt-'r a1mr»c+- nr» imnncsi VYUUiLl -tiuu ut o \_tii j*. «*i- j-.-^.- | ..«».. . _ did not scan land'avoid .the!down .on them head-on..'The blind spots. S i m i 1 a r 1 y--and! poster's legend: eyeball When a pilot looks the problem, but its message]County,- east of Yorba Linda. = tra ; F ht. ahead-when he is is not lost on any flier who has Did any of these people see is not lost on any flier who has squeezed his wings through this area's dense air traffic on a smoggy day. · .. * * * * THE POSTER -shows... pilot! week at.USC's,aviation .safety school that the day of "see and any of the others in time, to be seen"-; as a .philosophy for avoiding . crash in mid-air .is obsolescent. "Right .now we have,- the brains; we.have the 1 , tools. .Unfortunately we still'have the bureaucracy which impedes the kind of progress we need.' . save themselves? * * * * PAUL N. BELL, v e t e r a n I Santa Monica pilot killed in the which is more frequently the case--a pilot overtaking another plane and keeping the overtaken · plane outside . that span- would not. see ; it without scanning. "Fortunately, most pilots are trained in scanning antiblocking around from the beginning.of their flight training. But with faster jets . and faster closure speeds only a year to 18 months away, this ability to see is 'becoming more critical." A classic.Air Force-safety poster deals facetiously with "LOOK AROUND! A MIDAIR COLLISION CAN SPOIL YOUR WHOLE-DAY!" Mid-air' c o 11 i s i o n's ' have spoiled the lives - of hundreds' here within this new month. ' .The toll was 55 over. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Jan; 31,' Feb,.l and 2. Three mid-air collisions. It was .two dead, in two B26s near Barstow on 'the Friday. It was 48 over Norwalk that starlit Saturdav evening almost an impossibility for a. pilot to see.another plane in time, to avoid, a collision. When two planes get in each other's way, the damage has already.been done." Bell's career as -a -prophet lasted less than 24 hours. .Maj. "Gen. -Victor E. , Ber T trandias, USAF retired, voiced it again-for Bell and for every other pilot who' 'wants to fly and live, ,and .for the ever- thickening mass of humanity below this area of tragic di- just as the U. S. earth-satellite rect hits and chastening near- passed It was five more the misses. Sunday .afternoon in Orange He told a special group last "WITH COMMERCIAL .airlines -entering the. jet changeover, with the increasing activity of military, .charter and private'flying people; the. time is now'to change' to-IFR, instrument flight rules, especially in large city areas. . . '·' "Sure, it'would be a'penalty on the private flier, cost-wise in equipment and time for additional instrument training, but it would .make a better flier of him and he'd tfeel safer in the long run." ·Under IFR, the CAA's Air Traffic Control, centers have positive.control over the.flight. Pilots using IFR must fly prescribed routesr make position reports .and must check in at radio fixes. · ' - , . ' * · * * · * . . t CAA, RECOGNIZES, t h i s ideal and is trying'it' scope now but protests it has neither the equipment nor manpower v to handle such · traffic even down to ; the 15,000-foot level on. an all-covering. basis, let alone complete coverage. , , "Elimination-of VFR and establishing- complete -IFR' could be done now for local congested areas. Of .course, the big problem is consideration of-the private flier..But he. deserves .to know how to- protect himself and the people under him.- '- ·"We-can't afford to wait until we-get .jet .airliner .travel with jets carrying 120'people. "The m;i 1 i t ar-y 'could .contribute greatly. The safety directorate is-doing a terrific job today in reducing the.-accident rate" in jet transition. The military has paid highly. It could help with pattern and-foundation for, a safe program. Let's drop our professionalism · and · do it. : 1 · * * ' « « · · , · 'WE DON'T near-miss anymore. It's a far-miss or mid-air collision. , . ;... "·"The A i r Modernization Board headed by Gen. .Piete Quesada has the p o l i t i c a l authorization.'-It could be-'done. "The AMB, CAA and. CAB could take the problem, establish a group of responsible people and come up with a solution'. Someone will have - to stick his chin out." . . (Next article in this. series will consider the status oL the AMB 1 - and some pinpoint information on Jets closing on collision course at 960 miles per hour. ' * NO BONES ABOUT JT-THIS IS A WHOPPER Tiger, the pooch, drools longingly over a king-size bone being held by his pals, Mark Cortright, 4^,-left;-and his brother Phil, 9, of 37o6 Gardenia Ave Phil, an amateur naturalist, found the 15-pound specimen--three feet Ions-- in a field near Municipal Airport. The .bone appears to- have hole? drilled in one end, and Phil thinks it might have been part of somebody s fossil collection. · Anybody lose any fossils lateiy.? -- (Staff Ehoto by Skip Shuman.) · \ . HE'S AFRAID OF MARRIAGE Fearless Big Game Hunter Ouiet Visitor in San Pedro «C Wednesday Rites for Slain Pair Joint funeral services will be icld Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the West Side Church of Christ or Mary Alice Hawley, 47, and ier husband, Clayton- Halsted lawley, .58. Hawley shot and killed his wife Friday arid then commit- ed suicide at v the apartment ious_e the.couple owned at 2025 'ine Ave. Neighbors said the couple [uarreled over money Mrs. Hawley spent on dancing lesions and Hawley left a note :o their sons saying: "Don't feel too bad for what s going to happen. It is the only way I'll ever be. happy. Thirty years is too long to start over. "I'll have to take mom along or she will squander' your money." * « » '· MRS. HAWLEY is- survived by sons, Donald and-Clarence; sisters, Mrs. Ethelyn Ray and tfrs. Edith Jones; brother, Sverett Hyatt, and mother, Mrs. Lulu Robson. In: addition to the sons, a ister, Mrs. Lettie Albert, sur- ives Hawley. Following the joint service jy Rev. Don Nickerson, the couple will be buried in adjoin- ng graves in Inglewood Memorial Park. . . _ Sheelar-McFadyen Mortuary s in charge of arrangements. PROTEST SET By LEE CRAIG SAN PEDRO--San Pedro's colorful Beacon St. has seen its share of tough, swaggering characters, mostly seamen and longshoremen, through the years. Few of them, however, would care to follow'in the footsteps of a' mildmannered little Filipino who recently checked into the San Pedro YMCA. John Royola, born in Maui, Hawaii, 37 years ago, has spent nearly all of his time since in pursuit of big game,.on most of the world's continents. * * * * AMONG OTHERS, he has headed expeditions for Chicago's Brookfield Zoo, the American Museum of ' Natural History, the National Geographic ( Society and Walter Reed General Hospital. He has trapped elephants, lions, tigers, leopards and gorillas and is one of the world's' foremost practical experts on poisonous reptiles. There's only one thing he's afraid of. · "I've been torpedoed, · clawed, scratched and bitten,"- he .says, "but I've never been married." HE SHUDDERS at the thought. "Before you grab a snake," he says, "think twice. Before you grab a woman, think 50 times . . . then, don't do it." Royola was technical adviser for the movie production of "Jungle Book" as well as double for }ts star, Sabu, whom he resembles. During .World War n, Royola was-sent to India to obtain cobra serum for. use by .U.S-, armed forces' medical services. * * * * His' SHIP WAS torpedoed, set afire and sunk. Royola spent five- days on a life raft with a badly burned back before he was picked up by a British gunboat. John's - closest escape, however, was in 1947 in Burma where a cobra . slashed, fangs into his' wrist from a tree. The little Filipino calmly opened the wound with .a-knife--to allow blood to carry part of the venom away--and waited . i half-hour while runners- rushed lifesaving serum. Royola, now between expeditions, is pausing here to edit about 8,000 feet of color film he shot in the Belgian Congo- an( Nigeria. He hopes to sell the fitaf as short travelogues. Children Blessed; VATICAN :CITY .t»--Pope Pius Sunday, broadcast his special blessing to all sick children from his- private "apartment .in the Vatican Palace.' · : " · 4dm. Campbell Chosen Red Cross Fund Leader Taxpayers to Quiz 2 Officials Sam Roberts, tity finance director, and Arthur-Knoll, Long Beach Unified School District business manager, will answer questions of taxpayers at a protest meeting scheduled Feb. IS 1 by. the Associated .Property Owners- of Long Beach. · Cochairmen for the event to start at 7:45. pjn. in Wilson High .School auditorium, are Jack Krankus, vice president o the National. Apartment House Assn., and: Clive; Graham, presi dent of California Real Estate Assn. · An educator from the loca school system may also be requested to be present on stage for the question period, the promotors stated. * * * » KRANKUS AND G r a h a m said they expect a capacity crowd in th° 1,700-seat audi torium.. Roberts, a former budget of ficer in San Diego and in Kan sas 'City, Mo., has been direct ing Long Beach finances for six years. Knoll has been business manager/ of the school district foi 32 years, and is a past presi dent, of both state and nationa associations of public . schoo business officers. George McMillin, Red. Cross campaign chairman for 1958, Juriday announced-appointment of R. Adm. Robert L. Campbell as military.,chairman for the und-raising campaign. . ;.. ' A d m . . Campbell, commander of-the. U.S. Naval Base,'Long Beach,..will be responsible for raising funds 'from the military units in'this area. The military area encompasses such divisions as the Naval Shipyards, all forces ashore, all forces afloat, Ammunition Net Depot and the Marine Barracks. Assisting the admiral in this task .will 'be Adm. O. D. Long, Cmdr; William Kelly, Maj. Randall. Mitchell, Capt B. H. Bieri and- Chaplains T. E. 'Moye, )avid Lemon .and Al Jarrett. * * * *, -IN. STRESSING the impor-| ance of 1958-fund drive, Adm. !ampbell said:- "The extent to which the Red Cross.-and its 'Olunteers serve the- military! and the-community can not be jverstressed. To be assured hat the Red Cross, continues o be on-the job providing these ervices, .funds must be.raised. It' is .only through contributions given each year .to the .Red Cross that these 'services'· are provided and will continue to e available." The.-1958-Red Cross Fund Driv.e ifor the Long Beach, area officially opens".March 1; The EXAMINING SOUVENIRS - , · · " · ' - , . * Checking over souvenirs from recent hunting expeditions are-big game hunter John Royola (right), Mrs. Ignacia Arendain and-Ralph Arendain.--(Staff Photo,) ' ' ; . ' · - ' · ' ,, ' . 2 Men Saved in Rough Sea by Firemen Orange County volunteer firemen rescued- two men from rough off shore waters a Sunset Beach after their smal boat overturned Sunday after noon. Nine men from the Orange County Fire and Rescue Uni No. 9 pulled 'Pat Umbrello, 25 and Don Catpen,- 21, .both o San Gabriel to shore. Umbrello suffered a fac laceration.' Orange Count/* M final Morning Neicipaper MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1958 Page B-l ' Hurt by Auto Ernest Elmer Casey, 46, of 1361 Rose;'Ave., suffered .a minor head injury when, he was hit by a car as he walked across Cherry Ave. at 14th St. about midnight Saturday, police reported. Casey was treat- id at Community - Hospital.' R. ADM. CAMPBELL Military Chairman Long Beach area-is composed of Long Beach, iakewooS, Bell flower, Artesia, Paramount'and Signal Hill. , . . ' ' \o Charter Ballot Seen for June 3 There probably .will be no special city election for-'submission of charter -amendments .'in conjunction -with the' June-,'3 state primary. City councilmen voted'last week merely to receive and file a reminder by City Atty..W,alh- fred-Jacobson that if any proposals are to be submitted';to ±le voters/the Council' must adopt them in final 'form not later than April 1. Councilman Charles R. Dooley demanded action on his proposed amendment to give firms which pay a Long Beach sales tax a 1 per cent advantage in bidding for contracts. . He agreed to delay, however, when reminded that any amend-, ment approved after March of this year won't become effective until ratified by the 'Legislature's 1959 session: * .» «. *-..-, ·· ·_'·-. COUNCILMAN'John F.-Baker · announced he is working on an amendment for transfer of- Water Department surplus funds to the general .city treasury without-a formal declare" ation by the Board of Water Commissioners that the money., is not needed by the department. But he also .agreed to hold the abeyance:. Council members indicated they will consider ' these arid other proposals at leisure for possible sumission at a special- poll in connection with the'Noy, 4 general election. . r-'--, Meanwhile they have already Two Teenagers Injured in Car Collision Here Daniel Van' Velsor. Walters, 18, of 573 W. 36th St., suf- , fered a broken 'left arm · and approved a special e U c.t i on , _ _ __ ; j ·!_:.. -A ,.~«~ n *, Tv/TiT-m.* M a r c h 4 for rf submitting · an leg, an : d 'his passenger, Margie Lynn Poston, .17, of 4302 Petaluma Ave.,. Lakewood,'suf fered amendment enabling the city, to enter into utilization agree- accident at-Pacific. Coast Hwy. and Cherry' Ave. early Sunday/police reported. They were; hurt when their car, collided . with one driven by Myriel TaBelle,. 40, of' 5409 Canton Ave. Both were' treated' at Community. Hosp a possible fractured 'pelvis'in ments for. the productive life'.of '~~ «sinMsvn4- a+ -Panifi^ TYlJut +hft WilTrnMCfton Oil - T^i**ld. " ^ * the Wilmington Oil Field. '.*'; Canada Influx Up OTTAWA UP)--The Immigration Department .reports 282,164 immigrants arrived in Canr ada in 1957, the largest dumber in a single year, since'1913. SCOUTS AT CHURCH Bov Scouts of-the Long; Beach Area Council wore their uniforms to churcto*: 6041 Linden Ave.,..are.members of Boy Scout; Troop : 154.--(Staff Photo.)^

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