Independent from Long Beach, California on February 2, 1960 · Page 9
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 9

Long Beach, California
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Tuesday, February 2, 1960
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^Driver Training Costs May Be Cut '·With MALCOLM EPLEY^ (TWO CURRENT EVENTS ' . serve to bring up an old suggestion that a p p e a r e d once in this space and seems to have interesting possibilities. Years ago Dr. Burton Rogers, writing to the late Harold Williams who skippered a column here in the 'forties, proposed a plan for disposing of the mounting volume of rubbish and garbage in the Southland. His idea: Convert some old Navy ships, as many as needed, into rubbish carriers, cart the stuff way out to sea and dump it. He suggested the ships might be f i t t e d with incinerators which would, reduce the rubbish: to ashes on the way to the dumping ground. Currently, Los Angeles County public officials are showing growing c o n c e r n over the problem of finding sufficient dump areas for the unbelievable mass of rubbish collected daily from this region's vast array of residences, businesses and industries. Land use here is intense, values are high and dump grounds are at a premium. Meanwhile, contractors for the Atomic Energy Commission are hauling atomic waste here, loading it on barges and dumping it far at sea. Could something like that be done with rubbish? There are plenty of old ships in mothballs or headed for salvage to make up a sizeable rubbish llect if needed. TT H A P P E N E D recently that school c a f e t e r i a menus were printed in our paper on the same page with Mildred Flanary's "Chef of the Week" feature. And that sparked an amusing incident in a local household. An 11-year-old girl in the family sometimes eats at school and sometimes walks the short distance home at noon. One evening she announced that she planned to eat the next three days at the school cafeteria. She explained she had seen some mighty promising menus in the paper. Questioning by her parents developed that she had confused those fancy concoctions of Miss Flanary's v e r s a t i l e chefs with the victuals to be offered by the school cafeterias for that week. NOTICE how often wives tell their friends of the substantial winnings of their hubbies at the races? A friend of mine who frequents the tracks says he always s h a r p l y discounts such glowing accounts. Husbands, he says, have a way of reporting to their spouses o n l y t h e . w a g e r s t h a t brought them good fortune, discreetly omitting any mention of the other kind, which often completely wipe out any winnings. This observer says he has seen it happen, even when both husband and wife were at the track together. When a race is over the old man, if he happens to have a ticket or two on the winner, shows it triumphantly to his wife, and they go happily toward the cashiers' win- clows. He doesn't say a thing about the tickets he bought in the same race on losing horses, often sufficient in number to cancel the winning or even leave a deficit. That's the fellow's story. I hope in telling it 1 don't arouse any suspicions or cause any marital distrust. Just a little vignette of life, ma'am. TN TORRANCE the other day the City Council formally designated a new street as "Toledo." And that prompted C o u n c i l in a n George Bradford to point out that when it gets in dis- r e p a i r , they can call it "Holey Toledo." Teaching Changes Studied By WARREN WALTERS A pace-setting plan that would save local taxpayers $70,000 a year on the cost of the school district's high school driver e d u c a t i o n program was taken under consideration Monday by the Board of Education. If implemented, the plan Would reduce salary costs in connection with driver education instruction from the pres ent $137,635 per year to $67,500. The Long Beach Unified School District would be the first school system in the state to adopt the plan, said Schools Supt. Douglas A. Newcomb. Under the proposed change in the program, high school teachers who now perform behind-the-wheel driver instruction as part of their over-all duties would be replaced by special instructors who would teach the students as their full-time job.. THE EQUIVALENT of 18 high school teachers .re now needed to provide driver instruction to the 3,000 students who take such courses per year. High school teachers earn -an average of $6,708 }er year. Officials estimate 15 special nstructors, who would be required to have two years of college and a special credential, would be needed to replace the teachers. These instructors would receive a maximum of $4,500 a year. The local school district "eccives -$S5 fnr each student ,vlio completes the six-week, behind - the - wheel d r i v e r course. Under the new program, the district could carry :n i(s program with the funds received from the state. -'! ::; :i. :;. BEFORE TAKING action .o implement the proposed change, board members directed officials to consult with the county counsel to insure that persons with the wo years' of college training and the credential can be employed in the driver course. School officials also noted lint the teachers now being used in the driver program would be returned to full duty as classroom teachers. T h e s p e c i a l instructors would be required to take two courses in driver education n order to qualify for the special credential. School authorities said such courses will be offered at Long Beach State College. Independent The Southland's M Finest Horning Newspaper ** , TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, I960 --Page B- VETERANS INSTALLED Harold L. Brown (left), president, and Walter L. Powell, senior vice commander, were among 14 officers of the Long Beach United Veterans Council installed Monday night in the Veterans Memorial Building. OBSOLETE ORDINANCES Old Garbage Disposer Ban Removed by City The City Council is finally .etting around to repealing in old ordinance which, in effect, makes it illegal to operate a kitchen garbage dis- oser. A section prohibiting the disposing of garbage in sinks --which is what the grinders Today in Long Beach ART EXHIBITS--Japa n e s e craftsmanship, City College Gallery, Faculty Ave. and Harvey Way; painting and drawings by George James, John Lincoln, Willie Suzuki, Ray Dutcher, Doug McFadden at State College Gallery, 6101 E. 7th St. CONCERT -- Municipal Band, 2-3:15 p.m., Concert Hall, Municipal Auditorium. do--was one of 20 marke( for repeal Monday by the Council's ordinance commit tee. All were adopted many years ago and do not apply to modern conditions, Cit Manager Sam E. Vickers said Committee members also voted to bring up to dat numerous ordinance sections governing operation of tin Municipal Airport. Two controversial propos als pending for months befon the committee were continuec for further study until the March 7 meeting. One would require the fenc ing of semi-public swimming pools at apartment houses am motels, to match a regulation already in effect for private pools. The other would strengthen the city's regulation of fund raising campaigns, limiting the promoter's share to 25 per cent of gross proceeds and requiring that donors ol $1 or more be given receipts IAKING PLANS FOR SPRING SEMESTER Penny Walker (left), sophomore prom queen; Gayle Burnett (center), IS, secretary of the Associated Women's Students; and Jane Ha/.lat, 18, secretary of Delti Pi Delta chapter, are full of plr.ns for spring semester as they chat during registration at Long Beach City College Lakewood campus Monday. Class sessions begin today. Classes in City College Business and Technology and Genera! Adult Divisions began Monday. Classes start at Long Beach State College next Monday.--(Staff Photo.) T5 Building Activity Up in LB. Long Beach building activity started the new year at a pace ahead of the 1959 yearend. Permits for 1,812 projects in January represented a valuation of $4,552,750, an increase of 11.4 per cent over the December record of $4,086,170 for 2,099 permits. R e s i d e n t i a l construction also was up slightly, according to figures reported Monday by City Superintendent ol Building, Edward M. O'Connor. THE JANUARY "record of $789,795 for 134 family units was 5 per cent greater than the December volume, $752,335 for 117 units. However, last month's activity was substantially below the level of January 1959. The decrease in construction of all types amounted to 18.8 per cent when compare: witli $5,609,365 for 2,929 permits in the corresponding month. January of last year re corded 269 residential units on a valuation of $2,922,865 Last month's total was down 73 per cent from that figure, CALLER BEATEN Charity Doesn't Pay Off The phrase "charity begins at home" probably rang true to Kurt J. Rosenfeld, a social worker of 5415 Lanai St. Rosenfeld, calling on Harbor City welfare recipients Sept. 21, had his glasses broken when the head of a household arrived home in an intoxicated condition and started punching. Rosenfeld recently sought $12.48 reimbursement for the glasses and $38.35 for a jacket which was ripped when lie was pushed through a window. However, County Counsel Harold W. Kennedy said even if the Board of Supervisors wanted to pay the claim, there was no authority in the county charter for its doing so. Prepared for Worst TAKING NO CHANCES, four-year-old Bob Herlehy, of 2272 Radnor Ave, was well-equipped for outing even though the rain had slackened temporarily. Heavy coat, umbrella and a treasured engineer's cap were used by Bob to cope with the Monday storm which had dumped 1.G3 inches of rain by 9:30 p.m.--(Photo by Ron Dresnick.) Nine Plead Guilty L.B. Street Row Nine of 16 persons arrested Sunday night after a disturbance on Rose Ave. near Pacific Coast Hwy. pleaded guilty Monday to charges of disorderly conduct and failing to disperse on police orders. But all nine denied police ordered them to leave. 3 Days Left to Get Auto License Tab There are only three more lenalty-free shopping days-- ncluding today--left to apply "or your 1960 automobile license. After the 5 p.m. deadline on Thursday, heavy penalties will go into effect, advised the State Department of Motor Vehicles. For example, the owner of i 1958 station wagon would lay 560 instead of the regular of G07 E - Watchmen Will Vote on Union Watchmen working for seven companies in the harbor .irea will vote Thursday and Friday on whether to decerti- the American Federation Guards, Local 1, as their collective bargaining representative. The polls will be open from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. each day at i.lalinii Terminals. A group spokesman snid approximately 50 of the 150 watchmen involved live in -ong Beach. The watchmen's decertifica ion committee said there is dissatisfaction with the AFG ocal because wage scales vere 25 cenls an hour han those paid by Pacific Maritime Assn. employers to vatchmen of the Internationa; "We were breaking it wp when police drove up and lined up against a wall," one told Municipal Judge Kenneth E. Sutherland. "Yeah, we were leaving,' another c o m m e n t e d , thought I was fighting a boy but then 1 found it was a girl So the beef ended." .ongshoremon a n d Ware- lousemen's Union. ;37. Persons who moved last year and failed to get renewal notices are advised to take ast year's registration card o the nearest Department of victor Vehicles office. Real Estate Man Found Shot in Head A Long Beach real estate agent was in critical condition late Monday night from an apparently self-inflicted bullet wound in his head. William J. Stevenson, 49, 59th St., was admitted into St. Mary's Hospital a f t e r police found him sprawled in the bedroom of his home. Detectives said a rifle with an empty shell in the chamber was found near by. POLICE REPORTED the trouble apparently stemmec from one group's, aversion to mannish clothing wor four women involved. The report also noted tha the combatants were armec with tire tools, wrenches anc beer-can openers. No one but the judge mentioned tire tools or beer can :openers. But defendant Emir- 7.ian Johns. 20. of 3632 E. 2nd St., admitted he was carrying a wrench. "It was just a four-inch, two-ounce wrench I use on my motorcycle," Johns explained. =:: C * S JUDGE SUTHERLAND ordered Johns and eight others who pleaded guilty to pay $105 fines or spend 10 days in jail on the disorderly count. He suspended like sentences on the failure to disperse charge. The eight were Jenry A. Burns, 29, of 34 Surfline PI.; Jon Bruce Brocklebank, 20, of 1951 Maine Ave.; Navy man Walton Oliver Bullard, 19, and five San Pedro residents, Jack Noceti, 19, of 1939 Gaffey St.; Wayne Rayi Spigner, 18, of 975'/ 2 19th St.;j Jackie Lcc Bcntlcy, 18, of ]277 W. 13th St.; Robert L. Sherwood, 21, of 835 W. 28th St., and John J. Jackson, 19, of 559 W. 17th St. Dr. Laag Rites Set Funeral services for Dr. Maurice Daniel Lang, who died Sunday, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Mottell's and Peek Mortuary, 3rd St. and Alamitos Ave. The 50-year-old doctor was founder of the Lakewood General and Bellwood General hospitals. Dr. Lang, of 3858 Myrtle Ave., lived in Long Beach DR. MAURICE LANG Hospital Founder nearly 16 years. He was co- medical director of the two lospitals he founded. The Lakewood hospital was started in 1958 and the Bell- vood hospital in Beilflower vas founded in 1955. Survivors include his wife, Anne; Daniel; Elizabeth; his father, Max; four brothers, Meyer, Adolph, Albert and Samuel, and a sister, Mrs. Albert Korngute. snns, David and daughter, Esther L.B. AREA WOULD GET $20 MILLION Billion Asked for Schools Gov. Edmund Brown Monay asked for an unprcce dented one billion dollars to un California's public schools and colleges in the year start- ng July 1--of which more han 20 million dollars would ie allocated in the Long Beach rea. The $1,052,570,000 request s higher than the current tatewide education allotment y 150 million dollars and mounts to 42.5 per cent of :ie governor's total budget. The governor asked for 161 million dollars to run the Uni- ·crsity of California, 66'/^ mil- lion dollars for the state colleges and 678 million dollars for public school aid. * * * * THE SPENDING proposal reflects climbing enrollments, increased construction and new space-age education programs, but no substantial gen oral increase In service. On the basis of the $678,958,000 asked by the governor for state aid to schools--a figure up 6.3 per cent or 40 million dollars over the current amount--the Long Beach Unified School District would receive just over 12 million dollars. The current budget of the district includes $11,192,970 from state aid. Long Beach State College is slated to receive $5,956,720 for operations on the basis uf the governor's request and another $1,605,020 in the form of capital outlay for construe tion and equipment purposes. * * * '.· INCLUDED IN this latter figure is $405,500 to construct additional surface parking facilities at the college--a program that would create space for an additional 1,800 cars. A new classroom building, to cost $1,014,000 and plans for another classroom building, will absorb the remainder of the capital-outlay sum. The college is now operating on a $-million-dollar budget, almost a half million less than the request for the coming year. Orange County State College, now in t e m p o r a r y quarters at Fullerton High School, would receive a total of $2,517,643 of which $1,574,643 represents c a p i t a l outlay.

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