Independent from Long Beach, California on March 19, 1976 · Page 24
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B-4--INUtKcNLIcNl (AM)« PRcSS-lblfcGRAM (PM) Un» Beach. Cllll.. Frl , March 19. l»t New bid to save battered building (Continued from Page B-l) 'We're challenging Ihc ing standards, He also said the 11-story building was a firetrap and did not earthquake bnsis of the coastal commission's refusal to bear (he appeal," said Bryant, who insisted that the need (or low-cost housing constituted sufficient basis for hearing an appeal. Deputy City Atty. Kenneth Williams has argued that the 54-year-old structure -- one of California's f i r s t own-your-own apartment houses -- has outlived its usefulness and is antiquated and unsafe by iDiodern building and hous- meet current requirements. To rehabili- t a t e the building, moreover, would cost in excess of $2 million, he said. Williams f u r t h e r contended that the city has been anything but derelict in trying to meet the housing needs of its elderly and low-income population, having carried out a sizable public housing program in recent years. Hiding truth said to rob the dying of life (Cont. from Page B-l) W h e n those around a anticipation of the event n play ," it dc dying person play "I've got a secret," it deprives Elm of the open human contact he needs most, Farris said. And when a patient suspects that he is dying and no one will talk to him jjbout it he is terrifyingly isolated. ;;-'When you're facing d_eath, you need to have fiytery avenue of contact fi0cn to everyone you isnow," the psychologist said. ''The heaviest losses a dying person must face are the losses of his relatives and friends, Farris said. "When y o u ' r e dying," he s a i d , "you don't give a damn about money and possessions. "But if everyone's playing 'I've got a secret,' the patient loses contact with those he loves before he diqs. -^'People o n l y use a stijall part of their potent i a l , " the psychologist sofd. "If you put someone itV-ia reality situation--Id him know what the truth is'--his unused potential ci)n come out like a gusher." Whether it's a crisis of death or of life, it's the Bill proposed 611 secession Legislation authorizing the southeastern portion of Los Angeles County to se- cedo and f o r m a new County of South Bay Thursday was introduced by Assemblyman M i k e Cullen, D-Long Beach. :-The measures arc AB 39J9 and Assembly Consti- tiHional Amendment 99. ';Cullen said his proposed legislation would separate the area south of Rosecrans Avenue from the rest of the county. that is most scary, Farris said. Anticipation, he said, is almost always worse than reality. Americans are probably the most death-denying people on earth, Farris said. But that wasn't true a few decades ago. "When my grandfather died in the small town we lived in the family dug his grave," he said, "i never heard so much weeping and wailing in my life. "But everyone worked out their grief in a hurry. They could go home and talk about all the funny things t h a t grandfather did and get looped." Today, he said, grief is prolonged because dying relatives are put in hospitals where family visits are kept to a minimum "lo conserve (he patient's strength." But everyone could accept' death more easily a few decades ago when the dying rdr.tive was put to bed in the front room with neighbors and friends dropping in thoughout the day, Farris said. He s a i d parents who keep dying relatives and the facts of death from t h e i r children m a k e it harder for youngsters lo accept death. The psychologist said he had been with hundreds of 'persons as they died and from (hat experience had developed a belief in life after death. In talking to patients who were rice la red medically dead and then revived, he heard the same s t o r i e s as E l i s a b e t h Kubler-Ross, the Internationally known expert on death and dying. Those patients told him that they experienced a sense of peace and that they were met by someone they had known, he said. CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN NANCY McQUILLAN WITH CERRITOS FRIENDS -Staff Photo by KENT HENDERSON In and out of Cerritos library Youngsters stay in circulation By ROBERT GORE Staff Writer In the past year Cerritos children have been visiting the city library at a markedly increased rale, according to Nancy VI cQuillan, children's librarian. Croup visits from schools jumped from 53 trips in 1974-75 to 230 in 1975-7G, she said. The number of preschool visitors went from 8fl to 1J1 and the number of school-age youngsters from 111 to 1C7. The statistical increases are unusual, but when Ms. McQuillan explains that the library, 18025 Bloomfield Avc., opened in September 1973 "with all of our books in boxes," the attendance boost is remarkable. She attributes the increase to "more sophisticated programs and people finding out that we arc here." Cerritos has approximately 43,000 residents, about half of them school age or younger, she said.. The children's department circulates about 10,000 children's books per month; the adult section, with three times as many books, circulates only 12,000 books per month. "You can see our books get a little more wear and tear," Ms. McQuillan said. Older children, ages 8 to 14, are involved in a program that provides "a little bit of everything," she explained. In the most recent program they wrote a bonk of short stories, acted in a play and listened to stories. Ms. McQuillan, who has worked in libraries in Riverside ami Orange, reported that the Ccrrilos Library does more circulation with younger children than she has ever seen. Traditional reading clubs for preschool and school- age kids will highlight the summer programs, she said. The theme (his summer will be "Circus" and will include a performance by real clowns. ijiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig I POLICE BEAT \ iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimmiiiiinin; Girl with snake due home A 14-year-old Bellflower girl, reported missing since Tuesday with her pet boa constrictor, called to say she was coining home, her parents said Thursday. Lakewood sheriff's deputies said Julie Marie Janssen, a niece of actor David Janssen, called her parents at 9 a.m. and told them she was in Long Beach. The girl said she was all right, and had fed her 4- foot-long snake a mouse she bought at a pel store. She told her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Janssen, she wanieti a tew days to think things over and would return home by Friday. She left her home after an argument .with her 17- year-old brother, deputies said. Woman booked in robbery A 2^-year-old woman has been booked for investigation of robbing a liquor store and a market, Long Beach police reported. Officers Wilbur A. Poston Jr. and Don L. JaekM spoiled a car answering the description of the car used by the woman on a parking lot near a bar at S'101 £,.' South St. early Thursday. They followed the car and stopped it at Downey Avenue and Andy Street at 1:35 a.m. Thursday. They said they booked Marie H. Stephens, of 8816 E. Artesia Blvd., Bellflower, after Reginald Grecr. 22, clerk in the U Totem Market, 3400 Orange Ave., identified her as the woman who forced him to hand over $40 from Ihc cash register as she simulated a gun in her coat pocket at 11:50 a.m. Poston and Jaekel said that she also matched the description of a robber who held up Eric .1. Schornack, 21, clerk in Bill's Liquor Store, 5351 Long Beach Blvd., at 10:25 p.m. and escaped with $50 from the cash register. Witness helps catch thief . A Torrancc man witnessed a purse snatching and ultimately directed police to Samuel N. Oliver, 22, of 828 Alamitos Ave., who was booked for investigation of- grand theft by Long Beach police. Officers John S. Boston and Ray E. Jordan said that Virginia L. Van Vliel, 38, told them her purse containing $48 was torn from her shoulder at Locust Avenue and First Street at 10:55 p.m. Wednesday. Wally L. Muns, 48, witnessed the robbery and chased the suspect, who outran him. He accompanied officers in a police car and pointed out Oliver as he was walking al Long Beach Boulevard and E. First Street-at 11:44 p.m. The victim identified Oliver as the man who had laken her purse. Fire damages garage, truck A fire of undertermined origin caused about $9,000 damage to a garage and a pickup truck at the home of. Guillermo Manriquez, 20, 12132 Orr Day Road, Norwalk, county fire officials said. The blaze was extinguished in about 15 minutes by. five fire units under Capt. Burl Millican. H occurred about 5 p.m. Wednesday. Officer appointed Bellflower market robbed NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS k YCXI DO NOT GET YOU* REGULAR ItOMf DEUVERED ImEPEtfDENT PKESS-TELEORAM MT* --II ik'livrr il fo you Ifvvciul^y S,-rvni- Oi-pl Htxx* (ml lo II*- Cflulll'uxl Di-l* ) l.xl.l-orx^'V - WrAiloy, t yitil 1000 A M 1',,-sv Irl^yrom W.-i-ll *-ly % ,..,1.1 J OO F' M firi».l.iv A Survkiyi "·«·' 10 .10 A M L.Lcng Beach i LaVcMxxJ U5-I161 85J J3H Krnm Our I..A. Bureau Los Angeles C o u n t y Supervisors Thursday, on a 4-1 vote, appointed Kenneth Fare of San Diego chief deputy county probation officer al an annual salary of $40,M4. In essence, Fare would become a c t i n g chief probation o f f i c e r a f t e r March 31 when the present acting chief, Clarence Cabell, retires. However, the elevation to acting chief is somewhat problematical since supervisors a r e u n d e r court order lo reinstate f o r m e r chief probation o f f i c e r Kenneth Kirkpatrick to the job from which he was fired in November 1974. The supervisors h a v e decided to a p p e a l t h a t court decision, but the position was extremely unclear as lo whether Kirkpatrick svotilrt have to be maintained on the job dur- vole against F a r e ' s appointment, saying he was convinced the county ap- ' peal would fail and thai Kirkpatrick would be reinstated as chief. He also claimed that many people had failed lo file for Ihc position of chief probation officer lasl year because they assumed Cabcll as acting chief would gel the job. ' Other board members, however, pointed out that a nationwide search was conducted for candidates and that Fare placed second on the civil service exam for Ihe job and Ca- bcll third. At the time Ihc three top qualifiers were announced it was not known that Cabell was planning What's to retire. The !op qualifier, Walter Dunbar of N e w York, died several months ago. Fare, 48, is currently chief probation officer of San Diego County. Supervisor James Hayes said he had discussed the Kirkpatrick situation with Fare and that Fare still was willing to lake the job. Two bandits held up the manager of a BelUIower market as he was putting money in the store safe and escaped with about $600, Lakewood deputies said. John Hanna, 31, manager of the Super A Foods market, 10129 Artesia Blvd., said the men, armed with pistols, walked in about 10 p.m. Wednesday, scooped the money from the open safe, then fled, THE WORD IS OUT ... THE BUS IS IN South Bay Area and CwTO"on. Lvmwxxt 81$ Wl * ing the course of the ap- : Ar'eva, Bellflower, Cerriros. Nc*v,alk, Paramount 81?2I ·:· peal : : C»pr«$,iodBueraPa.k S3? S I M * Supervisor Ed Edelman ;;. : !x.vx.x!^4:.x-:-:-:-v-:.:.:.:-:.:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:v:-:-:-xv:-:-:-:-:v:-:-:v:-y cast the lone dissenting PUZZLE #5, RACE #11^ IP-T GRAND PRIX RACE CAME ·· * *600 weekly cash prizes * Complete rules information in last Sunday's Independent Press-Telegram RACE #11 I OOHANNIBAL W SORCERY USTREAKER 49 UNEASY Oth kl H SABER JO BLAZE #",, n WMARS 73 OUTCAST 77 FIRE 75INFEPNO WFRENZY 74VCH.CANO .,, 33BOWBER flAPACHE 10TTI M 3? CYCLONE S3 DEMON Place LL* 43 SPUNKY K INVADER ^^ ^ (i , ^ ,., lh , ^ ,,,,,,,. ,, a BLITZ 89 PANTHER may be nccrsvirv (o Mvt dil live puiil« beKx-f 50GHOST 91 WIND "* **·" ^'^J^'TC^LX'-i'fl-!!' 1 'TM *'" S4CANNON nejECTOR "* "*" "**' '"" "" SSGALLAHAO SPLASH SAVE THIS PUZZLE 620EMENTO » SATAN When you've completed all five Monday through Friday puzzles you'll know the names of the first ten cars to finish this week's race. Transfer the appropriate car number that corresponds to each name to the entry form that appeared In the Sunday, March 14, Independent, Press-Telegram. INDEPENDENT PRESS-TELEORAM 1 Watch your frKfeperxfenf Press- Telegram for · official race entry forms - on Sundays only · a new race starting each Sunday · one of five weekly puzzles to solve appearing daily Won. · Fri. PrGm 3-5-11.6 _J IIAC an c; ii . The followinc cnii'rwney r;il!s were answered hy the Um! Ilcarh Police and Fire Dorarlmcnls in the 12 hours eiwing at 8 p.m. Thursday THURSDAY 12:17 n.m , first aid, ¥n Ohio Ave.; 12:3.1. first aid. 210 Kermebee Ave.; 1:2.1, first aid. 5WI Pnlcon Avc.; 2:06. first aid. Studcb.ikcr Road and Westminster Avenue; 2:20, injury traffic accident, Butler Avenue and firlh Way: 2:12. first aid. 1800 E. I'acifie Coast Highway S:hi, first aid, 1R32 K. Mrd St ; 3:n. first aid. M.irina Pacifien Drive and Pacific Coasl HiRhway; 4:30. injury traffic accident, IXXIK licnch freeway and S i x t h Slrc*t; ·1:5-1. first aid, 1411 E. 14th St. 7:10, electrical short. 3833 Atlantic Ave.; 7:17. firsl aid. 2275 Kuralyplu.i Ave.: ll:0fi. injury traffic accident. First Stret' 1 and Cherry Avenue 12:01 p.m., rxininiury traffic accident. Firsl Sr«t and Tine Avenue; 2 17, noninjury traffic accident. Second Street and St. .loseph Avenue; 2 .11. injury traffic accident. Iftth Street and California Avenue; 2:51. injury traffic accident. Seaside Boulevard and Gate 3 3:37. injury traffic a c c i dent, 6S81 Harbor Avc.; 4:55. injury traffic accident. Willow Street and Redondo Avenue S:5-i. injury traffic accident Seventh Street and Daisy Ave ru:c Burphirs take household items Household items valued al $805 were taken from the home of Roy McKown, 1217 Linden Ave. by burglars who forced open a bathroom window lo gain f entry, Long Beach police said Thnrsrlay, ... FOR THE L.B. GRAND PRIX RACES FRIDAY - SATURDAY - SUNDAY I Parking your car near the race will be almost an impossibility . . . we're recommending that you park your car along one of our bus routes and ride in with us for only 25 C each way (exact fare/ please). BEGINNING SATURDAY., MARCH 20 THRU 30TH BUS ROUTES #2 and #14 WILL BE DETOURED INBOUND: CHERRY AVE. - BROADWAY - ALAMITOS - 3RD ST. OUTBOUND: BROADWAY TO CHERRY AVE. OCEAN AVE. WILL BE CLOSED TO BUS TRAFFIC BETWEEN CHERRY AVE. AND PACIFIC AVE. IB, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION CO, FOR INFORMATION CALL 591-2301 THE EXPERTS IN TRANSPORTATION J

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