Independent from Long Beach, California on May 21, 1957 · Page 11
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BASED ON WHAT happened on Mother's Day, Father's Day In Los Angeles should-bo one rlp-roarln' event this year. ., I say that because of something sent my way by a reader of this column. It's a page · taken from a Los Angeles newspaper, and that entire page contained nothing but recommendations on where 'to take Mother to celebrate "her day," "Entertainment and dancing will make her day brighter," the headline said, and you should see some of the things, they recommended for Mama to do or sec. . . . . . . , . . The Panfomanlan. A stag- dance for bachelors and baehe- lorettes. Harry the- Hipster's- Jam Session. Those were Just t h r e e of the recommended shown, Another was the Glnza Dancing and Singing Girls, featuring "The- Gilded bady," And It got "better" from'thcre. r Most of the'rest of, tbe;page urged attendance's! burlesque, houses, Including .a True pr Falslo Five-Hour Strip Derby." These ! sho«p-featurel such but* standing'figures-as ?Marllyn, .the GfUendar Girl" and "Easy to Pee,l Tangerine" , ' ' · yep,' rat/tar's 'Day ought · to la a corker tHIt year in L. A,t ' · V ·-··'.' " ' - ' ' ; ,'f TT*j- TT T T · S\?P* '·"'·'· l Hit By Union Official · - . - - · · . · · · ' - V . - · . . . . A top union official Monday ! termed Senate Investigation Into labor activities "Interrogation without constitutional guaron- tees." William H. Way, president of the Pacific Coast Metal Trades District Council, said labor has "nothing tb fear but fear Itself In the (ace of.current labor corruption probes. Way spoke at the opening of the council'* 17th annual convention In the Lafa yette Hotel. "A wave of hysteria Is .gripping .the labor movement. In some sections today because of the McClellen committee, which sems to devote Itself-to Inter- rogation without constitutional guarantees," Way declared. - , · · · · · "THE TRADE UNIO.V move ment was not founded on the philosophy of being afraid 01 standing before .-the genera: public, or fearful of oplnloa" he said. - . , . . , , Way.'added that all union officials and members find mis conduct among union officials 'reprehensible,'.', b u t , that the offenders should;-be entitled to 'due proces of'th'ftlaw" through ludfcla) procedures." · ' . Websler F, Ay. ..president. Long -Beach / Naval ··Shipyard Roberts, liaison officer, Callfor- Metal Trades Council, also spoke at Monday's opening session. Among other featured speak ers during the five-day convert' tlon will be Long, Beach Mayor George M. Vemillllon; Edward P. Park. Calif. Division of Labor Law state Enforcement chief labor commissioner; and Joe Safety, and Harold Faggen, New York 'pension fund consultant. A series'of talks and a panel discussion on "Labor and Atom- c Energy"--.th«me of the con. mention--will-be held Thursday md Friday,. · TOPICS the opening of the atomic energy conference will be "Public Ownership and Private Enterprise In , Atomic Energy Development" by Kenneth McCaffrey, assistant director of Institute of Labor Eco.' nomlcs, University of Washing* ton; "Future of Atomic Propulsion" by Theodore Merkle, assistant division leader of nuclear · propulsion division, radiation laboratory, University of California r . at Berkeley; "Atomic Energy. Public Safety and State Law" by Albert W. Harris Jr, Callfor- , nla deputy attorney general, and "Atomic Energy. Employe Safe. * ty and Stata Law" by A. C. ". ... ,. , ,. Blackman, chief, division of In- dustrlal safety, California De- Thursday partment of Industrial Relations, IF YOU'RE LOOKING for'a i really big bargain r suggest you stop In at t h e ' . A s s i s t a n c e · League's Thrift Shop on Locust Ave. i . , . ; - . - , _ ' · . . ; , . , · Tliere they have a bargain on a pair of blue, jeans. · i 'SIZE MI - , · , · CRASHrLAiypING Nose wheel of twin-engjne.'amphlbloiis search and rescue plane from Edwards 'Alr'Force Base lies In foreground after craft made forced landing In jurf at Sunset Beach; Six airmen and'a civilian crewman aboard escaped Injury/Plane damage ,was minor.,Landlng"was made after flre broke out In electrical system. ' :\ '-:;·'.'·*'.:,-··;.-·..?.'.. " v ~ " . - . « · - · , . - · · . . , , · · · - . - . '....; ; . -(Staff)* THERE DOESNT seem to be much of a market for old oil derricks these days. , The DBM Oil Co., for example, has tried to give some away In recent weeks, but so , . far no success. In compliance with a city ordinance requiring removal of wooden derricks, the DBM company has toppled eight wooden ' rigs since tho first of the year, ·- Much of the wood still, Is In g o o d condition and makes wonderful firewood. If nothing else, and Theodore Malqulst, office manager, Is offering It' to 1 anyone who wants to haul It .away. , . - ., .. . ,, *-,,*-_, ,,, (Landing at Siuiset Beach I ^ . · ..' · - . , ._, *,.C^ 1 - 1 ' · ' , . ; ' - t ··- · - · ' · · ' I ' . · · · . , . · ' , . - · i - - · ; D** T A m%7 A T T 1Cf\^T ·· ai't'TcitowM * · » * . » · · « · ' . * . Right now parts of toppled · d e r r i c k s are available at these locations -- Elm .Ave, Juit north of Wsnllowj Pine, just below Pepper Dr. and Locust Just south of Pepper , . Dr. And mother pile will ba available on Elm Jtut north , ' of 32nd St. In si about · : week. All the oil scaked pieces have been removed. What remains Is pretty good lumber, I'm told, In case you're Interested. ( , , INCIDENTALLY, In case you haven't noticed, that forest of derricks on Signal Hill has really been thinning out In recent years. All but 33 of the old wooden rigs In Lone Beach territory · · have been taken down since 1950, and many In the City of Signal Hill have been.removed · too. Even some of the steel ' derricks are disappearing from the hill. In a tcay 7 hale to sen the J · _ oil derlcfcs go. They are be. * '' ing ordered out in tho Infer- ' at of su/efy, / know, but they certainly symboltee an important era in the development of the Long Beach area. · . ,, ,.,, ... , , , , , . HOME PEOPLE have asked about Barney, that fresh water fish which became the pet of j tho I, P-T news room. Well, this will Inform them ,' ' that Barney Is still alive and ; . doing well. In fact, (IP'S prob- , ably the most spoiled fish ·' .· that ever lived, He has a spe- ' rUI tank at Ann's Pet Pantry, 1440 E. Seventh St H and he's J . getting fat and umy on a ' · dirt at unentered gold fish. , There was a time when Barney, a crapple from Lake · Irvine, shared a tank with gold fish at the Pot Pantry. Trouble . was ho began eating his roommates, so now he shares quarters only with n mud pup--all ,' cllls nnd legs and anything but ' appetizing. ' Joe Slmlngton, owner of the ' Pantry, says many people have stopper In to visit Barney since · we started writing about him. k *.iost of them claim he's Just ' the right size for a frying pan, but Joe doubts any of us could eat n fish with a name. , An a matter of fact, that's ' ju»t what hajiprnied here at · the I, P-T Carroll Grwin was J; . golag lithing one day, and i Ted Kreo laid "Bring me I back a flih." Then when j , Otwin returned with a live \ one. they named U Barney \ and everybody tost hit We- , ing for /talk. lw ;; tl ^- il . r By LARRY ALLISON Six Air Force filers and a civilian crewman escaped In. Jury when their twin-engine, amphibious p l a n e crash landed at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Sunset Beach. Crew m e m b e r s said they were forced .to bring down the craft, a Grumman SA1B search and rescue plane, w h e n (Ire broke out- In ,lts ( electric*!.system.' The* seaplane 'veered', to avoid . hitting some fishermen on the beach .and skidded along the edge of the ocean, coming to a halt a few yards offshore. The .plane landed para and only about 20 yards from a row of beach cottages at the foot of 25th St., one block south of Pacific Coast Hwy. , LT. COL. Fred B. Mclntosh, nformatlon service officer -of Edwards Air Force Base, said the plane was on a routine check flight. , He said It was carrying extra fuel tanks, but could not drop them when the engine Went out as It was over a populated area. Col. Mclntosh said the electrical failure resulted In loss of one engine. Names of those aboard were: Pilot, Capt. Tommle D.' Benefield; co-pllot; MaJ. Robert D, Carpenter; crew members, 1st Lt. Charles C. Crawford Jr., 2nd Lt. 'Johnny G. Armstrong; M, Sgt. Charlie P. Ford. S. Sgt. Lars M. Johnson, and civilian Milton A. Whlthouse of 'Lan caster. - ·· - - - - · -.·*,-.' ,~ AH the Air Force men lived on the bate. No home addresses were given. One of the airmen said the flre : broke out about 20 minutes before the forced landing. Unable to reach Long Beach Munclpal Airport or nearby Los Alamltos Naval Air Station, the pilot set the craft down on the beach. Only apparent · damage was to the craft's landing gear. SUNSET B E A C H malnte- nance man Carl. Nordstrom saw ' the plane land and pulled It · out of -the pounding rurf with , his bulldozer. - ,, · ' - . .' , Four of the crew,' shaken but unhurt, nervously sipped coffee at a nearby beach home while onlookers crowded about the $Qpt itrlaia Crackup Log The pilot of 'a ' plane which made a forced landing In the ocean on May 23 last year, taking a Lakewood passenger to his death, had his license revoked Monday, Jay Tracer. 36, of 520 Fern- eaf Ave.; Corona del Mar, was 'orbldden to fly aircraft after downed p l a n e . The bulldozer anchored the craft at the water's edge by a chain. An Air Force spokesman at Edwards Base said the . low- speed, long-range rescue planes are ' undergoing modification test flights and 'are used' In test support programs. ' · |L Ocean,;.; ^ »es License .'-..' .' . authority board sitting In Los Angeles. , . . . ' TRACER WAS at the controls of a Cessna 182, rented from Air Oasis of Long Beach, which was forced Into' the sea '200 miles west of Long Beach. . · June 14, by a Civil Aeronautics MATCHLESS: HOT TIME,,; ON BOOKS' v ' · · · -Got a light? '-·'''' i ' j ' " If not, wend your way . to the Wilton Hotel Frl- ,'. 'day. The . A s s o c i a t e d ' Matchcover Clubs of Call. Vfomla will, be holding ^their a n n u a l r o u n d u p ' v : there. :' Matchmen from all over ^' -the West will attend this '' second annual gathering. Swapping, business meet. . Ings, and local tours are ; ; scheduled , through Sun-. . day. , Should . be a striking ' 'affair. . · Passenger William- Newton 28, of 5609, N. Carfax : Ave. Lakewood, r.-»s lost at.sea.,.- M The pilot and another passenger. William Drake,. 39, 61 117 W Bay Shore Ave,, were rescued by , a - N o r w e g i a n freighter. Tracer, testified he became lost In heavy overcast and fell Into the sea when he ran out of CAA A D M I N I S T R A T O R James T.'Pyle sought license revocation on the grounds of reckless and careless flying. Examiner H. S. Moorehead conducted a hearing In the Los Angeles Federal Bldg. When the revocation was announced, Jack E. G r l s h a m , Tracer's Long Beach attorney, said the pilot would re-apply for a license after June 15. Donna's Mom Calls Rest Time By'BOB 8HOTWELL Donna Waldecker, seven-year old Lakewood girl who Is su; fering from an Irreparable hoi In her heart, will have to Sval to visit Marlneland of the Pa clflc until she gains mor strength. ., · _ .. ·· Her mother, Mrs. Marie Wai decker, 5312 Pearce .Ave,, said a series of events which were scheduled-/or Donna's .birthday celebration were .much' .too (tiring . and projected plans for visits to .other point* .of Interest-will Just -havfl^to. wait,.-' - The .birthday last May 3 may be.Donna's final one according to physician's who · have been battling slriee she was one month old to keep her alive.. ···'·" · · ·*,'-'· , ' · · · . MRS. WALDECKER. made a plea through thn Independent, Press-Telegram for assistance In making .Donna's '.birthday_· a happy and memorable, 'one. · The response was overwhelming. Hundreds of birthday and get-well, cards -poured Into the Waldecker home. A Narwalk housewife, Jflff, busy schedule to i .take, ; Donna to Disneyland,,Knot t'» Berry J^arm and'to arrange a-birthday party at Donna's home, ,.. ( The tour of ^Disneyland was the ' realization ' · o f ' a long cherished dream.. Her'- parents from -Rhode Island; to California so she 'could bu near the children's paradise, , Donna's' father,! a'naval -enlisted man, took-a reduction In pay and 1 rating to make the mov'e, i · - · . ' ' And then-- for her party ; two Brownie troops descended on her house, loaded with,gifts '--· The Southland's m,Finest Morning Newspaper . L O N G BEACH 12, CALIFORNIA,'TUESDAY, MAY 21, 1957 B. Flats TWIN. CAMPAIGNERS, Terry and Timmy Thompson, - ' - for the . , .stopped c ln .Long Beach Monday to present May ·i -, basketisymbote qf the drive to area chairman James V Pino, right. Long Beach quota Is $25,000 for the i month-long drive; Money collected stays in this area to aid persons afflicted with nerve, muscle or joint :-- diseases. Terry and Tlmmy both are recovered polio '·'" patients, · : · - · and cards, Norwalk Brownie Troop 370 mught her a bridal doll, one of thi wanted, Troop 195 baked her a birthday cake, and each nember of the two troops brought a personal gift to her. Junior Concert Band Wins Las Vegas Trophies by Scouts , ' · . « / · . . , . ; , Long Beach Area Boy Scout '[Council has taken a short-Urm ·option ,on 'the- Barton* Flcls 'campground 'site, turned'down «s a dry camp project/by the voter*-at last:week's:municipal jelection.'-. ',.' '. · . .-I · Chairman Lym»n B. Sutler of the council has'called a special 'meeting for this afternoon · to consider the proposed'purchase. With 13,000 Scouts enrolled In Long Beach. Domlnguez, Signal Hill, Lakewood and Bellflower. the Long Beach Council has ' been looking for two years for camping facilities In addition to ' those at Its 90-acre Camp Tah* · qultz near Ilyllwlld, now Inade- ' quate. , ... ,,, . ' · · · · · "···- THE SCOUT council con. sldered Barton Flats a year ago, but withdrew as a potential buyer when the city and school district became Interested. De» feat of the Barton Flats pro- ' posal last Tuesday was followed by active study of the site by Boy Scout representatives, and the short-term option was signed , Saturday. The 640-acre mountain site Is owned by an estate. The Scouts have been looking . throughout Southern California 'or a new campsite, and recently surveyed an area in San Diego County, Scout officials said that Bar- : on Flats has many features ' which qualify It as for Scout ' use. The Long Beach Junior Con- Cashmnn R e v o l v i n g Band Harbor on .Video cert Band directed by Marvin Trophy, when It performed 'with PrOGrdm Marker won two. trophies and Its pompon, flag Ctrl and ma- £,'»*««· ,._... top honors In a televised parade I jorette units. Its pompon, flag girl and ma during Las Vegas' 23rd annual flelldorado. For the second time, the band IB things Donna has always:*TM the Harry Miller Perpetual _..._,, ,-. ..... ..,,. for the "most outstanding out-of-state band In tech. nlque and performance." This was awarded for the band's per- JO JO THE clown donated ,'rade. formance In the Children's Pa- il! addition, the band was selected to march with the Long Beach Mounted Police and won first place In the Grand Beauty P a r a d e , nationally televised Sunday. Last weekend was the first lime the band has worn Its new Ivy Leagife uniforms. Invitations were extended It to attend Las Vegas Parad Trophy Won^ by L Riders : Twenty-six riders of the Lon Beach Mounted Police won th Governor's Trophy for their pa rade excellence at the Las Ve gas Helldorado, Friday, It was the second successlv year the Long Beach team ha won and they now keep the cup permanently. It Is awarded fo performance In the Old'Timers Parade. Under their president. Ward V. Thompson, the riders also led the Beauty Parade Sunday In which the Long Beach Junior Concert Band, directed by Marvin Marker, took part. The pa. fade was televised. ,t,,v- ; , ·. Rifle Medal | Mlddleton W, Tbmpklns, of 2923 Vlila St., a University of Kansas engineering freshman, was presented with a K.U. Athletic Association Rifle Team medal . . ·' Gunman Gets ,700 From; Gas Station After waiting .until « /customer left, a gunman held up « service station owner Monday morning a n d , e s c a p e d with W.700. -' , . Marvin S. Cohen. 32, of '2483 Eucalyptus Ave,, owner of the station at 2593 Pacific Ave told police: ;i , -.-,-."He wai very calm, appeared to know-exactly what he. was doing, where everything was and would not touch anything," ,,., ·- · · · THE GUNMAN apparently lid In a storeroom while Cohen ook care-of a customer. When 2onen entered the salesroom, the gunman stepped from the itoreroom. Pointing his gun at the serv- ce station owner, he ordered him to open the office safe. Cohen complied · and handed ver five money bags. Most of ,He would have to undergo new examination If he. did so. - --- . » liuim wcie CAlcuueu his services for the party, and| The band afso won the James he 1958 Helldorado. Mrs. Sheldon D. Rlggs, presl dent of the Norwalk chapter of the Grandmothers Clubs of America, photographed t h e party activities and will present Donna with an album containing all the pictures. The Club Is Long Beach Harbor will be featured tonight on television's 'City at Night" program on Channel S, from 9 to 10 p.m. Appearing on the show will be Yolande Rlngoot, this year's Ml«s World Trade; Wendell Shore, general chairman of World Trade Week, and Charles L Vlckers. assistant general manager of the Port of Long Jcach. . . . i · also planning to give her a life- size oil painting of herself, lie J1.700 was In cash, but here also were several t en- orsed checks. ! The gunman ordered Cohen to tay In, the storeroom for five m i n u t e s while he made Jils scape. Cohen waited about two nlnutes, then called police. The holdup occurred at 5:33 . . . ' I.i · ' 1 .' ' Services for Clarence R Lough, co-founder of the Hunt Ington Park Building and Loan Assn., will be held WednesdaJ t at- 2 p,m. In Mottell's A'Peek " Mortuary Instead of the First Presbyterian Church as It was first reported., . School Board X-rays Every r i · The Board of Education o the Long Beach Unified Schoo District unanimously approved a recommendation Monday that employes be required to h a v e chest X-rays every two years, nstead of annually as In the pa«t -.The ·' recommendation, '· submitted by Superintendent of Schools Douglas A. Newcomb, Is In keeping with current practice throughout the nation. It asked that new emnloves Donna received many · other presents. . 'Many of the recent events In Donna's short, young life have been arranged through Scotty Dqlahoussye. a focal point In Norwalk ' for Jack O'Rourke's Partyllncrs. · Sets Employe' Fwo Years · New York City, who will submit a report on a study he has made of salaries of teachers In the Long Beach Unified District, 'Order letters of appreciation sent of 22 teachers or school board employes who ' will- have resigned by June. Among these Is Mrs. Virginia VIolholm Owen, principal at the Lowell Elementary School for the last eight years, who resigns to devote her time to be required to have X-rays family life. Mrs. Owen served taken at the time of their em. M principal of the Blrney Ele- School prior to her ap- ployment examination, and that all employes be X-rayed every polntment at Lowell. two years beginlng September, 1958. . The board also: The board also granted leaves f absence without pay to 16 certificated teachers, Including Agreed on 3:30 p. m. Friday Rada Crome Mttcalf. principal t Los Cerrltos Elementary chool. who will take a year's as a meeting time with Dr. Wlllard S. Ellsbree, salary consultant of Columbia University, rest and recreation leave. ^. GET WELL, DONNA . - ^ , ,, Little Donna · Waldecker finds a* lot of people want to see her conquer the grave heart ailment which has confined her to the parental home In Lake- · , wood. Here Donna and mother, Mrs. Marie Waldecker, look over hundreds of ' cards Donna received on her recent seventh birthday, after Independent, Press- ' Telegram readers learned of her Illness. The Waldeckers live at 5312 Pearot Ave.-(Staff). ., ,,....- _,··; ',. ,, . . , . ,, . ,, ,, . ^ . . . . [ ' · · ' " ' · . * F ' '* . i ' -«fr*r . ·! ' f .. f » _ · * *. - \- · .j,. : . , - . ,, _

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