Independent from Long Beach, California on January 20, 1975 · Page 16
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 16

Long Beach, California
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Monday, January 20, 1975
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B-4-NDEPENDENT (AM) PRESS-TELEGRAM (PM) ion t ».ich, c.m., Apartment landmarks to crumble By RALPH H1NMAN Jr. Staff Writer Nostalgia took a back seat to 2flth Century reality last week when two Long Beach landmarks --the Munholland and Mun apartment houses at Ocean Boulevard and Elm Avenue--were cleared of residents in preparation for demolition. "They were condemned by the city," said attorney James M. Munholland. who explained the buildings are to be razed because "it is economically impractical to bring them up to fire code standards." And. continued the senior member of a family intimately involved in local legal and real estate affairs since this century began, "there are no plans for using the land at the moment...and it probably will become, at least temporarily, a parking lot." It was his grandfather, the late John Henry Munholland. a transplanted Middlewesterner. who erected the dual structures after viewing the nibble created in San Francisco by the IHOfi earthquake and fire. "He decided on framc-and-plastcr as the stronger material" for the two apartments to build here, said the grandson. The decision seemingly was sound, for. Munholland noted. "There was no structural damage done by the 1SI33 earthquake, only a few cracks in the plaster." Nevertheless, major changes followed in the wake of that disaster. An early 20th Century idea of "California Mission" architecture was modernized and the Munholland's face was lifted into the more flowing lines now being erased. DOOMED APARTMENT BUILDINGS , the Munholland and Mun, are shown here in picture post cards from better days. The two Long Beach landmarks, located at Ocean Boulevard and Elm Avenue, have been marked as fire hazards and scheduled for demolition. Long Beach attorney James M. Munholland whose grandfather built the structures, said they will be replaced, at least,temporarily, by a parking lot. Picture postcards by Ken Larkey's non-profit Long B e a c h Heritage Museum s h o w changes wrought through the years. In earliest views, Spanish-California tiles follow the cave line, at least on two sides, creating an illusion of complete tile roofing. Later, after modernization, these tiles disappear and the exterior architectural lines are smoothed into a streamlined look popular in the 1930s. STYLES IN streetlighting changed through the decades as well. The first picture shows a balloon-like cluster of five large, diffused lighting units. By the '30s, the five had been cut to a pair of urnlike lamps. Today the more utilitarian--but far brighter--single fluorescent fixture juts out over Ocean Boulevard from a pole remarkably similar to its predecessors. And three separate styles in Uncle Sam's mailboxes can be discerned in this pictorial history. After 1906, as the first-card clearly indicates, young palm trees lined both the Ocean and Elm entrances to the Munholland. Following the remodeling, trees disappear on Elm while remaining beachside. A. single tree today remains at the intersection. There is no indication, though, whether the single palm is one of those planted long ago. James Munholland said he isn't sure but strongly suspects it must be the same. "I don't recall that we planted any trees in later years," he said. The survivor clearly is mature. THE COMPANION Mun apartment, recessed far from the street just west of the larger Munhol- land, today stands behind a billiard parlor. In its earlier days, replicas of Egypt's famed bphmx marked the entryway. . Munholland guests-declared an unsigned article in the Semptember 1917 issue of a locally- produced magazine, The Worth WMe,-can don their bathing suits in their rooms and walk from the balcony into the surf without the necessity of bath. house service, or may enjoy the band concerts without leaving their rooms." Years passed and Municipal Auditorium was built and opened in the early 1930s. Rainbow Pier and the old Pike provided recreation for locals and tourists alike. And the two apartments offered easy access to all beach pleasures. Sentenced in 3 separate cases L.B. child molester 'could' be free in a year What Do Many Doctors Use WhenBiey Suffer Pain And Itch Of Hemorrhoidal Tissues? By TOM WILLMAN Staff Writer L e o n a r d J a m e s McSherry, sentenced last week for molesting a child in Long Beach and for two similar cases in Norwalk. has begun a prison term that technically could end after one year. Though authorities say it's unlikely the California A d u l t Authority w o u l d grant a quick parole in the 23-year-old McSherry's c a s e , consid- e r i n g his t h r e e convictions, his combined, formal sentence for the three cases is one year to life in state prison. Prosecutors said an in- m a t e u n d e r such an indeterminate s e n t e n c e technically becomes eligible for parole after a year. M c S h e r r y a p p e a r e d Thursday afternoon for sentencing in a complex pair of cases before Nor- w a l k S u p e r i o r C o u r t Judge Julius Leetham. The charges--child molesting in one case and annoying schoolchildren in the other --date back to 1970 and 1972 respectively, According to N o r w a l k Deputy Dist. Atty. Robert Frazier. McSherry had not been sentenced in either of the c a s e s because criminal p r o c e e d i n g s were suspended; as an adjudged Mentally Disordered Sex Offender (MDSO), he instead was sent to the State Department of Mental Health's Atascadero facility. Twice he was released f r o m that facility after being judged no longer a danger to the community, Frazier said. The last time he was released, the prosecutor added, was less than two weeks before McShcrry's arrest on charges of abducting and molesting an S-ycar-old Long B e a c h girl. Thursday, J u d g e Leet h a m sentenced the defendant to one year to life in one of the Norwalk cases and to a year in jail in the other. Those sentences were made concurrent with McSherry's sentence in the Long Beach Superior Court case. M c S h e r r y Wednesday entered a surprise plea of guilty--and was immedi- a t e l y sentenced to one year to life in state prison --to the child molesting charge in the Long Beach case. Frazier explained that McSherry's record w i t h the law goes back to 1969, when he served several weekends in j a i l a f t e r b e i n g c o n v i c t e d on a misdemeanor charge of indecent exposure. In June 1970. said the prosecutor, McSherry was arrested and charged with a felony, child molesting, after he allegedly abducted a 6-year-old Bellflower girl and was found with the child in his car by sheriff's deputies. Frazier said that while McSherry was free on bail in that case, he was arrested on a new misde- m e a n o r c h a r g e of indecent exposure., At that point, the prose- c u t o r s a i d , c r i m i n a l p r o c e e d i n g s w e r e suspended against McSherry. In October 1970, he was sent as a MDSO to Atascadero, where he spent a year. He was released, Frazier said, as being "no long- · er dangerous to children or women." Upon release. McSherry by law was returned to c o u r t and criminal proceedings were resumed in the case of the Bellflosver girl. To that charge of child molesting, McSherry pleaded guilty in October 1971. the prosecutor recalled. After additional psychiatric studies, he added, t h e c o u r t sentenced McSherry to five years on probation u n d e r "intensive supervision." Some 11 months later, McSherry was arrested by sheriff's deputies in H a w a i i a n G a r d e n s on charges he unsuccessfully tried to entice two little girls, aged 4 and 6, into his car. That charge, normally a misdemeanor, was lodged as a felony because of the defendant's prior convic- tion, Frazier explained. In April 1973, he added, McSherry pleaded guilty to t h a t charge. A g a i n c r i m i n a l proceedings were suspended and again McSherry was sent as a MDSO to Atascadero. After about 17 months, authorities there reported "the patient had reached m a x i m u m b e n e f i t of hospitalization," Frazier said. McSherry consequently was released, under order to appear in Norwalk Superior Court Dec. 23, 1974, for resumption of criminal proceedings in connection with the Hawaiian Gardens incident, said the prosscutoi · The Lakewood man's arrest in connection with the Long Beach abduction c a m e one week before that hearing. Exclusive formula gives prompt, temporary relief from , such pain and itch in many cases. Helps shrink swelling of hemorrhoidal tissue News a l w i u l a most effective mcdifiiliiin comes from a recent survey of doctors. Asked what lhf\. themselves, use to relieve such p a i n f u l symptoms, many of the doctors reporting named one p a r t i c u l a r medication they either use themselves or in their office practice. This medication gives prompt relief for hours in many canes from pain and itching of hemor- s due to inflammation. helps shrink swcHing of such tissues caused hy i n f e c t i o n . Tests hy doctors showed this to he true. The m e d i c a t i o n used was Pn'parulion ll'-(\W same exclusive formula you can buy al anv drug counter without a pre- s c r i p l i o n Trv d o c t o r - t e s t e d ' Preparation H'. There's no other formula like it. At d r u u counters everywhere. O i n t m e n t or sup-. rhoidul tissues. And it actually [rosilories. Bellflower education board names new personnel head The Board of Education of B e l l f l o w e r U n i f i e d School District has named special projects coordinator Curtis Smith as director of personnel services and has employed Patricia Reid as the district's community services specialist. A board spokesman said Smith will receive ?2.0o4 per month in his new position, and Miss Reid is to be paid si.ulO per month. Smith has worked for the district U years. He b e g a n as an E n g l i s h teacher at Mayfair High School in Lakewood in UW1 and then became a counselor there. Ho was appointed consultant of special projects in IW9 and h e l d t h a t position until 1973 when he was appointed coordinator of special projects. Smith is a candidate for a doctorate d e g r e e in Incorrect notice given for Ramsey services Sunday's editions of the Independent. Press-Telegram carried an incorrect notice of services for Suda L. R a m s e y of Long Beach. Memorial services for Mrs. Ramsey are scheduled to be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. at Forest Lawn Cypress. She died Saturday. M r s . R a m s e y is s u r - TV, cash stolen Burglars who forced a kitchen door at the home of Harvey. Lacey, 2012 Fashion Avc., and took a television set and cash w i t h o total v a l u e of $1,439, police saul Sunday. v i v e d by her daughter J a n i s Thiessen. brother Aaron Speer and sister Esther Krec. T h e f a m i l y suggests that donations be made to t h e A m e r i c a n C a n c e r Society. education at UCLA with a major in school personnel administration. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at Loyola University and completed additional post graduate work at Long Beach State University. Smith and his wife. Mary, live in Long Beach w i t h their three children. Miss Reid holds degrees in journalism and sociol- o g y f r o m S y r a c u s e University in New York. 'She has worked on the s t a f f of the Christian Science Monitor in Boston a n d on Southern California newspapers in Santa Monica and in Pomona Valley. She also was employed in the public relations department of Occidental College in Los Angeles and is a member of the Los Angeles professional c h a p t e r of W o m e n in Communications, Inc. 0 1973-R J. RCYIIOLOS TOBACCO CO. $ NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS : i I! YOU 00 NOT C - f T YOUR RfGUlAR C A R P K 8 D f l l V i R f O i; INDEPENDEST PRESS TELEGRAM ''· . 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Vantage is the cigarette that succeeds in cutting down tar'and nicotine without compromising flavor. While Vantage isn't the lowest'tar'and nicotine cigarette you'll find, it certainly is the lowest one you'll enjoy smoking. If you smoke, try a pack of Vantage. And if you don't, why not show this ad to someone who does. It might settle the question. VANTAGE I mg. nicotino J-itar; Warning: The Surgeon General Has Determined Thai Cigarette Smoking Is Dangerous to Your Health, 0.7; 'mg. nicotine ·""·sj Filters II mg. "tar". 0.7 mg. nicotine, Menthol: II mg,"tar", 0.8 mg. nicotine, w. per cigarette, FTC Report OCT.74.

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