Independent from Long Beach, California on May 18, 1957 · Page 3
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 3

Long Beach, California
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Saturday, May 18, 1957
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MUZZLE-WADER : FAN ESCAPES DEATH ; rS' i Tfc ' ' ' ' '' ' T"fc · oiirns Fair NORWALK -- Two men escaped d e a t h Friday when their station wagon literally ex ploded on the Santa Ana Freeway north of Carmenlta Ave. The explosion occurred when sparks from a cigarette Ignited 12 pounds of black gunpowder lr the back of the vehicle. The driver, · Elmer Francis Herman, 40. of Pasadena, told Highway Patrol officers the powder was used In his muzzle- loading rifles and that he had forgotten to remove the powder [ram the station wagon, . . · · · · HERMAN AND a passenger, Mark Hammer, 35, pf Monrovia, suffered minor burns. The explosion bunt out all the car's windows, blew open the back doors and sent chunks of metal crashing through the roof. County firemen were called o extlnjjulsh flames in the sta Ion wacon. ' r · ' ' ·' Tots Who Fear School Suffei Over protection, Expert Says "-.**·"' CHICAGO W--A national convention of psychiatrists was old Friday It't uiually mother's a Hit if junior hai "ichool phobia"--an abnormal dread of gone to ichool. Dr. Leon Elsenberg, a psychologist- at Johns Hopklni Hospital, Baltimore, added that ad sometimes muit bo blamed. He reported on a itudy of 28 uch cases at the closing con- entlon leulon of the American sychlatrlc Assn. School phobia, he said, dlffcn from ordinary truancy In that the sufferer* won't leave home, pho- They fear belne depurated from their mothers. They sometimes "disguise" their true condition complaints of itomach pain, nausea or fainting, Elwnbcrg gave thli description of some of the case studies that led him to his conclusion: Youngsters who wouldn't enter school were brought with heir mothers to a specialized child with nursery school for study. -. During the first days, the typical child and mother remained In proximity. As the child began to look less and 1 less in the mother's direction, she would movo her chair closer to the child and 'Inject herself Into hi* awareness by wiping his nose and attending to his needs. When departure was sue- gested, one mother said good by o her twins. She assured them! INDEPENDENT-^*; M SMik, C«ll,-lM, Stay l»» 1*1? she would return. They playtd oh unconcerned. She stopped «t flie ' door and assured them tfaro s nothing, to fear.' Thry glanced up, then played OBJ She sot her coat, cam* back and cried tremulously: "Don't be ; afraid, Mommy will be Please don't cry." They started crying. ''"' INTKRKHTED Uf APPLIANCES "· ivnn m^ DIXIE -Bill. L~, HU HOLE IN ONE CAR , California Highway PatrcJ officer Glenn Rhea stlfcks his arm throinri a hole In the roof of a car caused . by the explosive mixture of a cigarette with 12 pounds of gunpowder. Driver of the car, Elmer Francis said that he and ils friend were driving on · the Santa Ana Freeway when sparks from a cigarette Ignited the gunpowder. In the back seat. The powder is used In his mucile-loadlng rifles. The men t suffered minor burns--(Staff Photo.) NEWS IN BRIEF ? : v ;Jy ; V ^ y . Student Wins 3rd * ··* Prize in Contest Lorraine Johnson, student at Leland Stanford Junior High School, won third prize In Group 3 for her entry In the'32nd annual International Foster Conbwt sponsored by the Latham Foundation for the Promotion of Humane Education. Other local youngsters who earned honorable mention In the contest Include Patricia Smith, Guyle MeKImmy, Virginia Proctor, Karen Meyer*, Jim EdmomK Judy Cady, Jeimuld Clark*. Dlannh Rook. Diane Milliard Mid K»thy Lett. Sorority Convening Here Member-- of Lambda Slgms M sorority from over the state will meet In their 17th annual convention today and Sunday In the Lafayette Hotel with Delta being the hostess chapter. A Whlttier High School girl, .Judith Ann RoHer, took one of the top prizes Wednesday In the annual Bank of America Achievement Award* competition for Southland high ichool honor student*. Judith won a $1.000 award In vocational arts division. Other ' area winners Included Mautx, Paramount Senior High, $500; Richard Eentwood, Torrance High, $230; and Sandra Jean Hnclily, Wilson, Richard J. llonn, Jordan, and David W. Howell, Whlttler High, 5100 each, r , t . ,... . · . - . . ,, . Two Win Scholarships Two area high school seniors, John A. Leo of St. Anthony's aivl Jam«» Lawrence of St. Plus X of Downey, have received scholarships to Loyola University. David L. Slyirt. 21. senior at the University of California, received the Capt. Baker Perpetual Trophy for outstanding contribution to Intramural competition as a Naval ROTC cadet. May membership meeting of the Lone Beach Eiceptiooal Children's Foundation will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday In foundation headquarters at 4319 E. Stearns St. Hugh A. Tharpe, 2134 Earl Ave., staff manager for the downtown Long Beach district agency of the Prudential In- auranro Co. retired this week after 38 years' service with the company. He was feted by associates at a dinner Thursday. Picnics Scheduled The annual Wenonn, 111. picnic will begin at noon Saturday, May 25, In Blxby Park. Former residents of lola, Kan., will p i c n i c June 9. n Anaheim City Park. Anaheim . . . . The Sons ot Norway w 11 observe Independence Day. Saturday, with a program of folk dundng In Norway Hall, 7th St. and Rcdondo Ave. starting at 8 p.m. The public Is Invited. The Missouri Society will meet Monday, at 6:30 p.m. In the VWCA building, for a covcred-dlih dinner. Local chapter of the Flnlandla Foundation will hold dance In the Municipal Recreation Center. 350 E. Ocean Blvd., at 8 p,m. today. A donation of one dollar l.i Doctors Halt Hearts Often WASHINGTON Ol-A heart specialist. saW Friday that new techniques for stopping the heartbeat during operations hai 1 done a great deal to broaden the scope of heart surgery. The report was presented to the American College of Cnrdl- ology by Dr Donald H. Efflcr, ot Cleveland, who snld heart stoppages of up to ^8 minutes had been recorded. He said delicate operations could be performed imlde the heart to correct "even the most complicated forms of congenital heart disease, 1 ' The technique Involves "bypassing" the heart by using an artificial pump to maintain circulation and oxygen supply, and then bringing the heart muscle to n stop with potassium citrate. It has been used successfully In 80 cases to date. "Tho shortest period of elective cardiac arrest employed has been six minutes and the longest 58 minutes." Effler said. The maximum safe period of heart stoppage has not been determined. It conceivably could be considerably longer than 38 mln utes, he said. DOOLEY" ,.'. FOR BETTER LIVING . DOOLEY HARDWARE MART'S 17TH YEAR OP SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE OP LONG BEACH . , . "YOUR PROBLEMS ARE HIS PROBLEMS." · EASTMAN KODAK Bt.wnl. H.IIJQY (| 3 NO. 6 FLASH BULBS. PI.;, of II ADJUST. SCREEN DOOR GUARDS CHARLES R. DOOLEY ' Hlld'ft Mwctonf TOILET SEATS 2JI 2.21 I.H 1.11 5CHLA6E BRASS KEY DOOR LOCKS SLASSTllNED'WATER HEATERS--JO-GAL PIONEER GARBAGE DISPOSALS 1.00 PACKARD-BELL CLOCK RADIO TV TABLESwycASTERS IMS B.fl 44JI 12.11 3.M DOOLEY'S HARDWARE MART ? M7I LON* IIACH ILVD., NORTH LONft IEACH i ! - ;·' ' for a better deal on a NEW Oldsmobile p i · - you'd better be startin for C. 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