Independent from Long Beach, California on February 25, 1969 · Page 10
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 10

Long Beach, California
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Tuesday, February 25, 1969
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City Launches Drive to Keep Guard Office City and port officials are working actively to keep the headquarters of ihe l l t h Coast Guard District in Long Beach. City Manager John R. Mansell told the City Council's Harbor, Industries and Oil Committee Monday. "The Coast Guard certainly is interested in maintaining its headquarters in Long Reach." Mansell said, "and we have expressed to them our keen interest in having them remain here." Mansell told the committee he hopes to have "a conclusive report" within 30 to GO days. The Coast Guard now has its headquarters in the Heartwell Building, but the present lease will expire shortly. Last year, it was reported that the General Services Administration was insisting that the Coast Guard move into a new federal office building in Lawndale. MANSELL SAID THE report was premature, at least, and that ihe Lawndale site "certainly is still in the embryo stage." "When (his first came before the City Council, the feeling was that the move was imminent," he said, "but our investigation shows this not to be the case." The former Van Camp building adjacent to the Harbor Department headquarters has been suggested as a possible site. The seafood firm s t i l l has a lease running for another 10 years, a l t h o u g h the building is not presently occupied. Mansell said his office has been asked by local businessmen to give them an opportunity to bid on the district headquarters site. FAMI MALCOLM KPLEY T A N D W I L D -They call it a "dry moon" and a no-rain omen when it's in crescent with both ends slicking straight up. Coming out of a market. Thoburn Speicher pointed out the dry moon hopefully to his wife. Just then the clouds closed in ever the symbol in the sky and there was a downpour underway hy liie time they got to their car. So much for omens. W e a t h e r shenanigans around here, you can be sure, have made a tremendous display of news elsewhere. People have been getting long distance calls from worried relatives and friends who thought all t h e houses in Southern Cal. were rolling down- h i l l . . . At their service club, Ted Corcoran :emarked he had 10 feet of water in front of his house. "You did!" said Geo. B a d e n h a u s R n. "Where do you live?" An swered Corcoran: "On Aiiimilos Ray." Pretty foxy, t h a i Corcoran. Meanwhile, at Santa Anita, an Oregon horse, "Praise Jay," appeared on i n c feature race lineup on one of the track's rainiest .days. Anybody could have figured that one out, but few did. The nag finished eight lengths ahead of all tiiose bosses from dry stales and paid .?SI! 1^0AM AND FROTH -Customers on Western's new Long Beach-Las Vegas flight are a s k i n g why WAI, doesn't put up a proper flight notice at t h e gate at the Vegas airport. Big confusion there Sun. night because the Francisco plane left from the same gate at the ,-aiv.e time, and only S.F. was on Ihe label . . . Tin: L.B. jet, incidentally, was full of passengers, most of whom looked jaded and broke. Ed Purncll guesses McDonnell Douglas' big holiday-size A m e r i c a n Flag inu.M noi have been san- Yesterday he no- ficcd t h a t Ihe Flag flying fn.m t h e M-D mast in the rain w a s about 3 x 5 feet in dimensions . . . Three score and ten doesn't mean a thing. Wm. linabinit, who's over 90. will sing in iiis rich tenor voice when senior citizens stage a play at Belinonl His. Methodist Church Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Players range from 70 to 90, with Edith Dane, 85, in the lead part. Marv and Marge Pike of Torrance sent along a clipping from the Honolulu Advertiser which says that Long Beach, Cal., has more baldheaded men than any other city on earth. Any claim to distinction- is OK, but J'd like to know how many made that survey. And at what hair-falling point does a man become baldheaded? |fe R I F T W O O D -- O l d boats never die. they just become restaurants, hotels, night clubs, etc. No v two retired ferryboats are being moved from Puget Sound to San Francisco Bay, where I h v v ' l l f u n c t i o n as museum, r e s t a u r a n t , office, bid);. . . . Several readers have called t h i s desk to report robins. I guess it's an item, bin aren't they here all year? L'eiamation of character, ir,:ults and libel will be a.o-c smoothly delivered ever this year, apparently. J u n i o r Chamber of Commerce members of the cast for their Gridiron skit, set for late March, arc already in rehearsal. No reading of lines, they promise . . . It's t h a t time of year for city officials to begin sharpening up the old sense of humor and. if possible, t h i c k e n i n g the hide. Sign fo shake confi deuce: In bay area, a Planned Parenthood director is on leave because of pregnancy. Which prompted a dry w i t h up there to ci iimienl t h a t he knows a woman who had five b e a u t i f u l children, "each iri m a different mclhod of birth control." Enough. Enough. I, P-T AD CLEANS HOUSE The Independent, Press-Telegram is very good for selling things, according to Mr. W. L. Evelyn. '1508 Linsley Ave., Compton. He used classified ads to sell a movie camera, projector, shop tools (drills, saw, sander) in just a few days. Have a lot of things to sell? Combine them in one inexpensive classified ad in the I,P-T. Call ·132-nfln!) for details. LB. nsl,rovcrs Nearly Home SMALL PART . . . DOES IT CARRY BIG ANSWERS? Missing Rotor Head Part Is Six Inches Long, Three Inches in Diameter Reward for Crashed Copter Part Offered A S250 reward was posted Monday by the National Transportation Safety Board for the recovery of a part missing from the wreckage of a Los Angeles Airways s h u t t l e helicopter which crashed last May 22 in Paramount. All 23 persons aboard the Sikorsky S-61-L helicopter died when it lost a main rotor blade and smashed into a cattle pasture at Alondra Boulevard and Minnesota Street, midway on a flight from Disneyland to Los Angeles International Airport. In offering the reward, the NTSB said Hie missing part, a damper assembly from 'the helicopter's main rotor head, was vital to the investigation of the crash. A second LAA helicopter crash last August 14 CLINIC SET IN NORWALK A family i m m u n i z a t i o n clinic has been scheduled at Norwalk H e a l t h Center, 123GO E. Firestone Blvd.. for March 11 from 5:30 p.m. to S p.m. by Dr. Ellen Poyet. district health officer. The clinic will offer free protection against measles, polio, smallpox, diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus to children under six years of age. Parents of children over six who can afford it will be asked to donate S2 for the measles shot and $2 for the polio vaccine. The donation will help defray the costs. Dr. Poyet said. !in Compton was found to have been caused by metal fatigue after board investigators recovered all the critical parts. The board suggested an area of search within Para m o u n t and Rellt'lower sections hounded by Garfield Avenue, Compton. Artesia and Bellflower boulevards. In case the part has been picked up by someone as a souvenir or without knowing its importance to the investigation, the board emphasized that the reward will be paid w i t h no questions asked except for the precise location at which the part was found. The Los Angeles office of Ihe board is Room !2fi, 8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd. MARKING A MILESTONE, Walter L. Case, left, executive vice president of Goodwill Industries of Long Beach, hands check representing (i millionth dollar in wages paid by organization to Ray DeHoop, of 901G Algeroma Place, Bellflower. Last year's Goodwill payroll was over $510,000. But, noted Case, "the amount of money paid out is not the important thing. People have been helped to gain self-respect, new skills and permanent jobs." DeHoop has been with Goodwill since December 19(13. In-Depth Study of Offshore Oil Drilling Urged By DON BRACKF.XBURY Staff Writer A proposed "in-depth" study of offshore-oil drilling to make sure safety measures are taken :o prevent another Santa Barbara disaster was endorsed Monday by the C i t y Council's Harbor. Industries and Oil Committee. The rommiiiiv empha- si/i'd. however, t h a i ii opposes any "blanket" prohi- b i t i o n ni offshore drilling, because Long Beach is Liking s a f e t y precautions in its oil exploration. TIIF. COMMITTEE, a r t - ing on a request of t h e South Bay Councilmen's Association, will recommend t h a t the C i t y Council "encourage and support" an in-depth study, and will send the association a resume of safely precautions being used in Long Beach operations. "The City of Long Beach's position should be. certainly, t h a t we concur in safeguarding these offshore developments," said City Manager John R. Mansell. "We feel that in Long Reach the necessary safeguards are being taken," he added. Mansell also pointed out t h a i a disaster Ihe magnitude of the Santa Barbara oil spill attracts wide public concern, but warned t h a t there also should he concern for "day-in and day-out pollution." Dr. M a n u e l Mayuga, as- Novelist to Appear at CSLB John Howard G r i f f i n , who learned what it was like to live like a black man by temporarily becoming one, will speak on "What's Next In Race Relations" Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Lecture Hall 151 at Cal-State Long Beach. G r i f f i n , author of "Black Like Me." is nn internationally-known novelist, reporter, musicologist and student of primitive cultures. He has w r i t t e n two other novels. "The Devil Rides O u t s i d e " a n d "Nuni." G r i f f i n will also hold a seminar at the college So- roplimist House at 2 p.m. His campus appearance is part of the Global Village series of the College Symposium and is co-sponsored by the political science department. DR. MANUEL MAYLIGA The Word on Oil sis!,tin director of the Dep a r t m e n t of Oil Properties, tuld t h e c o m m i t t e e t h a t , on t h e basis of informa- t i o n made available by I'nion Oil Co., safeguards at the Santa Barbara well seemed "much less" t h a n those required in Long Beach. Councilman Raymond C. Kcalcr, c o m m i t t e e chair man, said t h a t \' n^f- otfshorc drilling operators follow Long Reach's pro cedures. "they will he in :t safe position." In a related m a t t e r , t h e committee reviewed, and t h e n received and filed, the city manager's and C K V auditor's rcspon.-,c :o the state auditor genera!'^ report of last year on tideland nil operations. TIIK CITY'S respond had neon somewhat c r i t i cal of siimo aspects of ihe a u d i t o r general's repor:. emphasi/ing ;hai I.op^ Beach is concerned not only w i t h producing n i l . bin w i t h preventing .-.lib sidciii o and p r o t e c t i n g t h f shoreline. "Is Ihe C i t y of Lm;^ Beach following f a i t h f u l A the provisions of Puhhr l . a w 13S'.'" Councilman Kealer asked City A t t o r - ney Leonard Putnam. "Yes. I am satisfied we are." replied P u t n a m , adding t h a i the city a t t o r - ney's office is in constant communication with [he s u i t e a t t o r n e y general's office nn lidelancl oil m a i - lers. INDEPENDENT TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1969 SECTION B--Page B-l MARKETS ON PAGES C-8 C-9 L. A. Sewage Held Threat to Shoreline F.ffluenl from a City of Los Angeles sewage treatment plant and discharge from adjacent Fish Harbor canneries pose a t h r e a t to Long Beach's shoreline, Councilman Bert B. Bond said Monday. Bond, a member of t h e City Council's harbor, industries and oil c o m m i t tee, asked t h n c i t y manager's office to make an investigation and report back to the committee. The Long Beach councilman said the Los Angeles plant gives o n l y preliminary t r e a t m e n t to the sewage, t h e n dumps the of fluent, into Fish Harbor, about 150 feet from shore. The discharge from the canneries also goes into Fish Harbor, and the prevailing wind direction and currents cany the pollution toward Long Beach, Bond said. Bond suggested results of the city manager's investigation might be presented In an April 10 meeting of I lie Los Angeles Regional ( Water Quali- t v Control Board. Ril.c.s Si'l Wednesday Funeral services w i l l 1m Wednesday for Jerry Glca- siin, killed Saturday when his hydroplane, hit by wind gusts, flipped during t r i a l s for the World Drag Ront Championships in Marine Stadium. Glcason, 31, of Yorha Linda, was the holder of the world inboard boat speed record. A requiem mass will be said at 10 a.m. Wednesday in All Souls Church, Alhambra. The rosary will be recited at S tonight in Pierce Brothers Funeral Home. Alhambra. For a Part Time Job, Try Vietnam By TONY CII.LO Staff Writer In a way, they are just "part t i m e jobs." l-or as Steve Whildcn, newly-returned from Vietnam says, "We're going to leave one of these days, and we're going to leave Three Long Beach destroyers return home at 10 a.m. Wednesday from an eight-month Vietnam deployment. The USS Samuel N. Moore and USS Dccalur will moor at Pier 15 and the USS Harry E. Hubbard at Piers ]7-18, Long Beach Naval Slation. behind a Vietnamese civil service system and a government capable of running itself.'" Whilden recently completed a 10-month tour for the U.S. State Department Agency for International Development in An Giang. a province in the Mekong Delia of Vietnam. He is in Los Angeles County as part of a week-long agency recruitment drive to "find the right people with Ihe right skills for work in Vietnam and hamlets." AID is looking for civilians to fill jobs which help ihc Vietnamese help themselves. The job titles range from assistant refugee officer lo hospital administration advisor. While the jobs may he "part time" in the sense t h a t one day the agency hopes to pull i t s people out, it d o e s list as requirement one service of at least 18 months. PEOPLE accepted may be assigned to remote and possibly hazardous areas where pacification efforts are being stepped up, the agency says in an information bulletin. T h e p o s i t i o n s p a y S5.000 to S21,500 a year, depending on the job, and a 25 per cent hardship bonus. The other remunerations: furnished quarters, family allowances, periodic pay increases. The agency has set up a recruitment headquarters in the Federal Office Building, 300 N. I.os Angeles St. Applicants may call for an appointment between 9 a.m. and f p.m.. u n t i l S a t u r d a y . Collect o u l - o f - i o w n inquiries will he l a k e n on (21:!) 6R8- 4754. 'YOU WORK PRETTY HARD . . . ' Steve Whildcn, AID Refugee Officer, Ready lo Return Whilden. now assigned to ihe agency's t r a i n i n g c e n t e r in Washington. D.C.. said ihr jobs are for those who arc "very dedicated" and have the patience to teach Vietnamese counterparts. He commented on some of the jobs. "An assistant rural development officer advises the district chief, works in villages and hamlets, and helps show farmers new techniques and new crops," he said. A refugee officer works with Vietnamese social welfare in providing temporary shelter or returning displaced persons. Age is not a l i m i t i n g factor, Whilden said. He noted the minimum age for applicants is 21 and added, "We get a number of retired people." "I've seen some oriental myths exploded." recalled Whilden 'if his tour. He commented on vesistence to change. "The Vietnamese are as stubborn as anyone else. They're not going lo take orders from some clown i h a t steps off Ihe boat and says do this." H E DESCRIBED l e a s - ing of land, carrying niu an agricultural project. "They saw how much labor and money we used . . and see the price . . . If it met all these requirements, then it was O.K." The agency, now working with a $498 million budget, has about 2,000 persons assigned to tasks abroad. Specifically s o u g h : by the agency for Vietnam services are assistant rural development officers, assistant refugee officers. program economists, communications specialists, nurse education advisors, nurse anesthetists, recovery room nurse advisors, operating room nurse advisors, central supply service nurse advisors, hospital chief nurse advisors, and hospital administration advisors.

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