Independent from Long Beach, California on February 24, 1969 · Page 21
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IT'S YOUR MOVE Concentration froze chess players and boardside kibitzers alike as more than 120 competitors gathered for the John Gilhrith Memorial Chess Tournament sponsored by the Lincoln Park Chess and Checkers Club in conjunction with the Long Beach Recreation Department. E n t r a n t s checkmated their way toward SI,100 in prizes. Among stellar players were Marcelino Sicro. of Long Beach, Southern California Master Champion in 1067. and Tibor Winebcrger, of Santa Monica, J 4 i h ranked player in ihe U n i t e d Stales. -Slalt'photos bv CURT JOHNSON BKAMI MALCOLM EPLEY Am^ jiuil,iL OPPORTUNITY BUILDING IS OPENED HERE 'mm 0 M I N G here this mid-week will be the destroyer Samuel N. Moore, leaving behind it not only a valorous tour of duty in Ihe Vietnam area but what was evidently a magnificent display of good ambassadorship in New Zealand and some highly effective romancing in Australia. On hand is an enlhu- siastic letter from one Dennis J. Anderson, of the tiny N.Z. port of Napier, where the Moore stopped for a three-day visit. Some excerpts: "There was tremendous local interest in live ship, the first American visitor here in many years. Thousands thronged the w a t e r f r o n t . . . Citizens of Napier opened their hearts and their homes to the youthful American crewmen . . . A civic reception by mayor and councilmen started the ball rolling . . . "Record of the visit would be incomplete without mention of the effect upon the fairer sex here. These boys certainly lived up to age-old Navy tradi- lion. Indeed, one rating almost carried the banner single-handedly w i t h a romantic enlanglement t h a t made first page news here. "Such were the accomplishments of this seagoing Romeo that a smitten go-go dancer made a frantic dash from Australia to be on the quay when the ship pulled alongside and believe me, t h a t girl was really carrying a torch. For his contribution above and beyond the call of duty towards closer und c r s t a n d i n g between American and Anzuc allies Ibis sailor deserves at least the Navy cross." Not. knowing the hero's romantic status in the U.S., let's keep him anonymous. He'll be on ship when Ihe Moore docks Wednesday. 'TOSS oul a qitcslion · here and scientific knowledge and speculation blossoms like, spring flowers. All sons of explanations were given as to why a pigeon has chosen to nest in Ilic red, rather than green or amber, light in a t r a f f i c signal at First and Pacific. For instance, Airman Malt Potter notes thai the red light says on longer, thus giving more heat. Leslie Roe speculates the red -- danger -- light affords more protection, assuming possible intruders know. Others contend pigeons and birds do know colors, and this one just prefers red. Fair enough -- but sharp-eyed Geo. Robcson spoils some theories with a report that a pigeon has set up housekeeping in a green light at Bellflower Blvd. intersection. Aw, heck! 1 J R I F T W O O D -- ·** Checking in at Community Hospital the other morn were Edgar Allen Poe of Huntington Beach and Hazel Bishop (same as the cosmetics queen) of Long Beach . . . George Earl is puzzled by all the fuss about raw milk endangering health, big current issue. Me recalls, as will a lot of others, that in other times it was the custom to switch from pasteurized to raw when feeding babies. Funny how the race survived some of those old practices, isn't it? Sen. Gco. Deukmejian is going to bat for own- your-own apt. people who aren't qualified, according to some rulings, for lax refunds under Prop. 1-A. "It's a clear case of inequity," growls the senator, who hopes something can be dons through discussions with the State Board of Equalization and others. If that doesn't work, he'll introduce a bill . . . Meanwhile, own-your-own- crs are reminded to file applications for the refund, anyhow, in March. Western Airlines, a f t e r shipping a box of snow from St. Paul to a little girl in Phoenix. Ariz. (she'd written asking for sonic snow) got some notice in the St. Paul newspaper. Quipped the newspaper: "As far as we're concerned, Western can move all the snow to Arizona." For a price, I guess. Western would take on that snow job. We Love Thai Fan Mail The Independent, Press-Telegram classified department loves lo gel phone calls like this one Ihe other day: "Man, oh, man. please cancel our ad!" The caller, from Folia Brothers, 5966 A t l a n t i c Bin!.. Long Beach, said ihc firm'was deluged with applicants for an auto mechanic's job on the very first day Ihc help-wanted ad appeared. Folia Brothers know how well classified ads work . . . do you? Call 432-5959, the Hot Line to I, P-T classified ads. Omnium iiitniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiii'iiiriiiiiitiilitiiiiriiiiiiriiiiMiliiiMiiiiiMi'iiiHiiiiiilliniiMiiiiniiiniiiiiiiin , i By JACK McFARREN Staff Writer Twenty-four years ago, when Percy Anderson firsl came to Long Reach, he was refused service at a restaurant because he was black. So he bought a restaurant. Anderson believes people must help themselves get ahead. His philosophy is reflected in the Long Beach branch of the. Opportunities Industrial Center of which he is founder and chairman. More than 300 people, including city officials, businessmen and clergy, were present Sunday when Anderson presided over the grand opening of the OlC'r, new building at 1325 Alamilos Ave. THE THEME OF QIC -"We Help Ourselves" -united black and white, ghetto poor and businessmen as they listened to the speakers. OfC was founded in Philadelphia live years ago by a Negro minister, Leon Sullivan. Sullivan realized parl of the problem in Negro unemployment was lack of ·training. He devised a plan of prevocalional and vocational training which Radio Announcer to Discuss Pueblo Andy Park, a KFWB radio news announcer, will address Tuesday's Town Hall meeting at the Billmore Hotel, Los Angeles, on the Pueblo a f f a i r . He has been covering the Coronado Navy court of inquiry inlo Ihc capture of the spy ship. became the prototype for more t h a n 70 other u n i t s in U.S. cities, including Long Beach. The Rev. C. Leroy Doty, minister of the First Church of Ihe Brethren, lold Ihc audience about the Long Beach QIC. Doty called the program a "joining hands" of all members of Ihe community -- white and black, rich and poor -- to solve problems which affect not only the ghetto but the total community. THE REV. L. Russell Morrison, minister of the P r o v i d e n c e Baptist Church, praised Anderson. He told how Ihe former Long Beach NAACP president developed his program from an idea by a group of businessmen. Anderson said his QIC program has five steps: --Prevocational training in Ihe fundamentals of reading, arithmetic and minority history. --Vocational training for persons deemed men- t a l l y suited for employment. --Job p l a c e m e n t through employment agencies. --A followup on the job, in which the worker is helped over any problems he may encounter and given additional training if he needs it. Anderson said the program is low on finances but does not seek aid from city, state or federal agencies. "Once we gel participation." he said, "we will prove ourselves. Then we will be in position to bargain, not beg for what we need." Aerial Tram Proposed Linking Mary to Land By 1H)X BRACKENBURY Staff Writer An aeri.tl tramway linking ilic permanent hn;h «f the Queen Mary with ilie Pacific Terrace complex has been proposed to the city by the Diners Queen M a i y Corp. City .Manager John K Mansell called the concept "an exciting uric" and w i l l ask couiieilmen Tue.xtiy in authorize him to enter negotiations with the corporation. "The view of the shoreline and harbor which could be obtained from such a facility would undoubtedly make this a popular and profitable attraction." Mansell said. Fred Rosenberg, president of DQM Corp.. proposed ilic tramway run from a t e r m i n a l just soiiiheasl of the Queen Mary on Pier K to the land area immediately adjacent to the Marine Harbor on Pacific Terrace. THE TRAMWAY, WHICH would be c a p a b l e of handling 1,200 passengers an hour, could be expanded later to the proposed Pier ,1 Marina and, on ihc Pacihc Terrace end, to the West lieach development. Rosenberg said. He told the city he has been n e g o t i a t i n g w i t h m a n u f a c t u r e r s of aerial tramway equipment and h.is been assured the service could be purchased and in- Mailed by the t i m e the Queen Mary opens if a contract w i t h the city is reached at an early dale. Rosenberg said t h e t i a m w a y could be custom-cle- sisncd for Long Reach to provide "an a t t r a c t i o n which would be totally compatible w i t h shoreline area improvements" planned and u n d e r way by t h e c i l y . The DQM Corp. would f i n a n c e the t r a m w a y , and the city would be paid some n e g o t i a t e d portion of revenues from its operation. Mansell said it is "extremely important" that Pacific Terrace and the Queen Mary site be closely related, "since they will complement each other in providing an integrated convention and tourist complex for Long Beach." The two areas will he connected by vehicular transportation across the Magnolia Avenue, bridge and also by s h u t t l e boat service from the Marine Harbor. "The proposed aerial t r a m w a v could he a b e n e f i c i a l ;:'t!uc".ce 0:1 :!ie deve!"pmr. - v "f th** V i f p i ard r-Ttf'.-r. inn f.iulitics contemplated in the Pacific T e r r a c e Shirr- Inic Outer and the West Beach areas." Mansell pointed out. The city manager said he is confident question'; nf land use. /oning and aesthetics can hr resolved, and said he has asked P l a n n i n g Director Ernest M.iyer .lr. " study these matters, including recommendation., ax t'i the exact location of the f a c i l i t y . IN THE MEANTIME, Mansell said, he beli.'ve, it appropriate for the DQM Corp to develop a "definite proposal" to the city, including the a m o u n t of re\eiw offered and type of equipment planned. Mansell said he knows of four f i r m s q u a l i f i e d to design and construct such a t r a m w a y , and suggested t h a t Rosenberg submit w i t h his presentation ihe proposals DQM Corp. receives from all four companies. INDEPENDENT MONDAY, FEB. 24, 1969 SECTION B -- Pag* B-l WHAT'S HAPPENING A reminder of admission-free events in the Long Beach area Noon -- Forum, Lectures on the novel; lop- ic, Thomas Dynchon's "The Crying of Lot -19": speaker, Steve Shapiro, UCI faculty; W r i t i n g Center, Humanities-Social Sciences Building, University of California at Irvine. 7:30 p.m. -- Forum, Drugs and Sociely: A Look Ahead, J. T. Ungerleider, M.D., Marshall Junior High School Auditorium, 5970 E. Wardlow Road. 7:30 p.m. -- C o m m u n i t y program, talent show, dancing, Exhibit Hall, 270 E. Seaside Blvd. 7:30 p.m. -- Meeting. Poly-Ethnic Club, sponsored by Long Beach Polytechnic High School students, Benjamin Levin, advisor, Long Beach Douglass House Center, 1021 Lime Ave., until 10 p.m. 8:15 p.m. -- Meeting, Long Beach Citizens for Peace, the Rev. Blase Bonpanc, professor. Latin-American studies, UCLA, Brewilt Branch Library, 4036 E. Anaheim St. LOS ALAMITOS SCHOOL VOTE SET TUESDAY By TONY ClI.l.O Staff Writer Argument heightens today regarding the proposed f o r m a t i o n of a \as Alamitos Unified School District--to be decided Tuesday by voters. Opponents of ibc plan have been challenging statements made to support the proposal. Howard Day. of Long Bench, and c h a i r m a n of Ihe State Board of Education, corroborated one challenge. Day said Sunday Ilic state board, in. "approving" t h e proposal, did not support or oppose the plan. He said, it reviews such a proposal to determine if criteria are met and then passes Ihc proposal for placement on the b a l l o t . Among criteria arc w h e t h e r the plan would create an "clhnir imbalance." .si/.c. and c o m m u n i - ly i d e n t i f i c a t i o n . THE PROPOSAL CALLS for the Los Alamitos School District--including Los Alamitos, Rossmoor and parts of Cypress and Seal Beach--to combine seven ele mcntary schools w i t h Los A l a m i t o s High School and two j u n i o r high schools, Pine and Oak, which are within the district. Among opponents to t h e plan is Mrs. Lorraine Spencer, of Rossmoor and a teacher at Oak J u n i o r High School. Mrs. Spencer, who wrole Ihe ballot a r g u m e n t against I h e proposal, challenged s t a t e m e n t s ihe A n a - heim Union High School District Board of Trustees has not opposed the Los Alamitos u n i f i c a t i o n . THE ANAHEIM DISTRICT operates Los Alamitos High and the two j u n i o r high schools. Mrs. Spencer and others have said the Anaheim board recorded its opposition at a recent meeting. Mrs. Spencer also charged t h a t w h i l e Cypress stud e n t s are involved in t h e proposed u n i f i c a t i o n plan, I h e i r p a r e n t s have no voice in d e c i d i n g the issue because they live outside i h c voting d i s t r i c t . 'Foo Hooed'Once Too Of ten-Was Caught LEADERS VIEW FILM DEPICTING QIC TRAINING Percy Anderson, L.B. City Councilman Emmet Sullivan ii? -SUM Ptiolo by CURT JOHNSON JAMES PITMAN L.B. Talk Slated by Inventor of i\cw Alphabet James Pitman, who developed a 44-symbol alphabet for reading instruction, will discuss Ihc teaching method Wednesday at 7:liO p.m. at I h e M i l l i k a n High School a u d i - torium. P i t m a n . 68. a former member of England's Parliament, is the grandson of the inventor of shorthand. Sir Isaac P i t m a n . The special reading instruction method is used at several Long Beach elementary schools. Allot SUM,000 for Readies Transfer lo ihc c o u n t y of S100.000 for maintenance and operation of public beaches within Los Angeles has been made by that city's Recreation and Park Commissioii, the commission has announced. Cahrillo Beach was among three involved in the commission request lo the city council. (EDITOR'S NOTE: This is another In a continuing series of personality profiles on the men and women whose ac- lions have shaped and are shaping the desliny of Long Beach.) By FRANK ANDERSON Staff Writer Bernard E. McCune has Nebraska in his voice and Long Beach in his heart. If he were an actor, Bcrnie McCune probably would be playing good-guy, friend-of-thc-heio parts in westerns. But he's a c i v i l engineer whose corral is in Beverly Hills, where the chuck wagon is Frascati's. As general manager of S S Consi r u c t i o n Co., Bcrnie McCune has p l a n t ed streets a n d houses where orange groves used in grow in Long Beach and Orange C o u n t y . And he's planted his energies and personality to I he fertile soil of civic, f r a t e r n a l and c h a r i t a b l c aclivities, h a r v e s t i n g friends and respect by the bushel. \'o a l f a l f a prows u n d e r McCune's feel. He's Ihe man in motion, and anyone who a t t e m p t s to read off a list of his civic activities without pausing for breath is risking a case of laryngitis. HE'S PAST president of the Long Beach Exchange Club and formerly was on the board of directors of the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce. He's also served on Ihe hoard of the I n t e r n a t i o n a l Beauty Congress. Presently he's vice chairman of the e x e c u t i v e c o m m i t t e e of ihe Long Beach Red Cross, a member of the hoard of Pac i f i c Hospital and the advisory board of the Salvation Army. He was exalted ruler of ihe Long Beach Elks Lodge No. 888 in 1966, serves the lodge now as vice presidenl of the Hawaii-California department. And he slill finds time lo be vice presi- dent of the Boys' Club of Long Beach and to sit on the board of the loc.il chapter of the National Conference of Christians and Jews. A few weeks ago McCune had to l a k e l i m e oul for surgery to concci a hernia. It's a moot question w h e t h e r the s t r a i n was caused by working ouL in t h e Memorial Hospital physical fitness program or by the weight of membership cards in his wallet. McCune, deputy cily engineer for Long Beach in 1P59 when he left to cn- (CoiitinuedPageB«l, Col. 11

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