Independent from Long Beach, California on February 1, 1960 · Page 9
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^ 12-Year-Old 'Lead/oof TWELVE-YEAR-OLD Larry Larragoitiy whips along at 40 mph in chain-driven "go cart." Racing 2^-horsepower gasoline engine vehicles is newest family-type pastime in Southland. Cars are simple to operate arid are considered safe for youngsters and adults alike.--(Staff Photos by Bob Shumway.) SCHOOL AWE RETIRES Kept 'Temporary' Position 26 Years Unitization Speed Urged by Hosmer Subsidence Pacts Vital to Shipyard Speed in signing unitization agreements for Fault Blocks II and III in the harbor's subsiding area was urged Sunday by Congressman Craig Hosmer. Fault Blocks II and III are in the Long Beach Naval Shipyard area. Hosmer said no announcement regarding the shipyard's future can be expected from officials in Washington until oil operators legally bind themselves to carry on the representation program specified in the unitization agreements. Appropriation bills for naval public works will be considered by- Congress in the "very near future" and the signing of the unitization agreements is a "very large factor" in whether Congress For just over a quarter of a century Horace Sherer has held down what he thought was going to be a temporary job in a building he played a key role in constructing the Board of Education building. Today, Sherer, of 530 Flint years in the construction business span the period of this city's major era of construction. HORACE SHERER Registered Engineer FROM 1923 to 1934, Sherer was in the general contracting business w i t h his father. Among major buildings constructed by the firm, 3. D. Sherer Son, were the Times Building, Wilson High School and the Board of Education building at 7th St. and Locust Ave. Shortly a f t e r the 1933 earthquake destroyed or rendered most of Long Beach's s c h o o l buildings unusable, Sherer took a job as chief inspector for the school-con- sl ruction program. Reconstruction is probably a more appropriate phrase. The primary importance of the job was in connection w i t h Hie district's vast rebuilding program. "I came on the job thinking it was to be temporary," Sherer said. "The first thing I knew, 26 years had slipped by." In 1939, Sherer became supervising engineer heading Ave.. retires from his position tlle district's project division, as assistant business manager a P° st m whieh lhc Principal with the Board of Education, emphasis was upon continua- His 26 years of service with tion of the school-construc- the school district and 11 tion program. Steering Lesson would include funds for subsidence remedial work at the yard, Hosmer declared. Congress h a s authorized five million dollars for the work "if the Secratary of the Navy determines that subsidence is being arrested the shipyard area." He cannot make this determination without assurance that oil operators will bind themselves to stop subsidence by carrying out re- pressurization plans included in the agreements, Hosmer explained. The congressman j o i n e d President Eisenhower and his party at Palm Springs Sunday evening and r e t u r n e d to Washington on the presidential jet early this morning. Lakewood Crash Fatal to Man, 51 A 51 -year-old Lakewood man died late Saturday of injuries suffered when he was thrown from his truck in collision at Del Amo Blvd. and Downey Ave. in Lakewood. The Soiitlilfiml's ML Finest Morning Nv ** MONDAY. FEBRUARY I, I960 --Page B-l IMPROVEMENT PLANNED Discussing future plans are Dale Gurley (left), new president, and Dennis Bauer, outgoing president of the Order of Thor, a campus improvement organization at Long Beach City College. The group's installation was held Sunday at Lafayette Hotel.--(Staff Photo.) .s J/i · · I T * 1 Tft · 1 Xriniinals roorly raid d . J The fact that crime is a j will do more to discourage ''JV """' "' , poor-paying occupation shouldjyoung people from becoming ilham Knapp Ensworth ' be b,.^ home 10 yollt , ^criminals than any other 1 1 r ) / " ' n « f . . « i : . t C 4 - -!:,,J _·-- I _ _ - _ . - . _ . . · ** of 4122 Centralia St., died in Queen of the Angels Hospital, Los Angeles. Ensworth's panel truck was in collision Saturday morning with a car driven by Geor- Lakewood minister declared Sunday. Rev. Cy Stevens, minister of Lakewood Church of Religious Science, Sunday told his congregation: "To disclose the meager gette Waldman of 952 Via Wanda, who was treated for'earnings of robbers and bur- minor injuries at St. Helen's]glars, compared with persons Hospital. 'in law-abiding occupations, thing that churches can do." The Rev. Mr. Stevens said the average robber earns only about two cents a day if he keeps busy. "If a robber gets $30 in a liquor store holdup, he's doing well," said Rev. Stevens. "Would you risk your life for 30 bucks?" Dad Gasses Up POP AND SIS get a shove in the "family car" from Larragoitiy brothers (fr left), Erin, S; Jack, 11 and Larry, 12. Pop, 33-year-old Ernest Larragoitiy of 1639 W. Kith St., is a truck driver and is home with his five children every two weeks. Hu bought the "go cart" so "we'd have something to do together." Getting steering lessons and not too sure of the honor is his daughter, Marti, 3. EVER RACE AN OSTRICH? DUCK SNIPER'S BULLETS? Newsman Jobst Asks You wake up in the morning and you wonder just what the heck's going to happen to you today. For Lou Johsl, it has meant ducking a sniper's bullets, strolling in the altogether through a crowd of housewives, being jailed by mistake at a riot, having a thrown camera aimed at his head or almost going d o w n ' w i t h the landslide he was photographing. And it also meant racing nn ostrich. And it has meant the California Silver Medal for press writing in 1958 and five trophies in the Orange County Press Awards contest. And e m b a r r a s s i n g moments. The 29-year-old Independent "combo-man," meaning he photographs as well as writes many of his assignments--recalls the day a helicopter crashed into a hay while the tide was going out. "I stripped to my shorts and wadod through mud hip drop u n t i l I got a life raft manned by Marine repairmen," he recalled. "The tide was going out farther as I waded back to shore through the mud. "Naturally the mud came off." And, naturally, he marched through a group of housewives who had been attracted to the scene from a nearby housing iract, Jobst still insists no news- paperman should disrobe to get a photograph, no matter what the circumstances. Jobst, who lives with his wife, Jean, and their two children, Douglas, 9, and Michele, 6, in Costa Mesa has been newspapering in Southern California for more than six years. He joined The Independent, Press-Telegram in 1957. Born in Kansas City, Kan., and reared a midwesterner, Jobst joined the Marine Corps after a brief fling at college and served as a public information specialist and editor of a military newspaper. He was discharged in early 1950, but was recalled to duty during the K o r e a n War and served with the First Marine INDEPENDENT 'COMBO' MAN LOU JOBST Served As Combat Correspondent In Korea 'Division in Korea as a combat correspondent. He attended Orange Coast College and Long Beach State College where he majored in history. The day that Jobst was under a s n i p e r ' s sights, he spotted a police car, with siren on, and followed. . When the police stopped at the narrow entrance to an exclusive Newport Bay island. Lou grabbed his camera and raced toward a spot where a man had been wounded. A policeman tackled him. "Keep low," the o f f i c e r warned. "Some nut is loose with a rifle." I n s i d e the home of a wealthy night-club o w n e r where the wounded man and another, shot by the sniperj during the search for his hide-! out, had been carried, Jobst was crouched, cxaming the men's wounds, when a man in blue dungarees arrived and asked: "What do you think, doc?" The man was Humphrey Bogart. Also in t!'. house at the time was Roy Rogers, the movie cowboy. The wounded men were crewmen from their boats. All the time, the mysterious sniper, who has not been caught, was peppering the! area with bullets. While Jobst was shooting pictures of a crop-dusting plane in operation, the hot- shot pilot flew through some trees and the limbs tore the camera from Jobst's hands, but failed to hit him. While a member of the I, P-T sports staff he was asked to attend a County Fair function as a press guest, but learned upon his arrival he was to race an ostrich. He came in third. While shooting a landslide, the cliff gave way. The camera-bag strap caught on a protruding steel rod, saving Johst from a visit in the infirmary. Mack Sennet-like happen- stances seem to be Jobst's stock in trade. "Once, on the way to a drowning, I was driving along about 50 with my arm resting in the window when my elbow c l i p p e d a pedestrian crosswalk sign. "Had to check out on that one. I broke my arm." Same year he broke a foot. Still another time, while he was waiting at a traffic signal in front of a hotel, the front of the structure blew out. Jobst picked up the camera resting on the front seat, stepped out and shot pictures of people racing from the building and then ran to a rear alley and shot a photograph of a porter who had been blown t h r o u g h the building's rear wall when the boiler exploded. As the man says: "Wonder what might happen today?" MARTI HOLDS a funnel while dad fills the two-cycle engine's tank with gasoline. Larragoitiy took his five children to an authorized drug strip Sunday to try out their newly purchased "go cart." The eldest boy (top photo) quickly mastered the racer, but pop had to do the steering for the younger children. · - · - · · · · · · · · · '$700 Mink Stole Today in Long Reach ^Lost by Woman ART EXHIBITS --Japanese craftsmanship, City College Gallery, Faculty Ave. and Harvey Way; paintings and drawings by George James, John Lincoln, Willie Suzuki, Ray Dutcher, Doug McFadden at State College Gallery, 6101 E. 7th St.; Keith Crown water colors, Gallery of Prints and Drawings, 12fil Long Beach Blvd.; Edward Rugels paintings, at Book Fair, 4228 Atlantic Ave.; paintings and drawings by Loretta Ann at cli Piazza Restaurant, 4713 E. 2nd St. A Fresno conventioner told Long Beach police Sunday the mink stole taken at a Wilton Hotel convention here Friday still has not been returned. ! Betty C. Mello, 35, said the j?700 stole was taken from the unattended check room at a -- jdancc during the convention.

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