WHAT'S this? Is there " something that won'i grow In Long Beach? L o n g Beach Women's Bowling Association, as win ner of the 1963 state con vcntlon, was presented with a fine rhododendron plant a this year's confab In Sacra mcnto. The girls brought it hap pily home, planning to present .it to the city for plant ing in a local park. But the park dept. had bad news. Rhododendrons, it re ported, don't grow here un der natural conditions. So the plant had to go into some sort of artificial setup TJERE'S a surprise: A sam pling of opinion at Long Beach City College indicate: that an increasing number ol college students arc against lowering the voting age. Viking, the campus news paper, polled more than 100 students in a political set ence class, found that 82 per cent are against changing the rules so younger person can vote. Six years ago, before sputnik and dawning of the age of space travel, a nation wide poll showed that 59 per cent of the students questioned opposed cutting the voting age. Viking's conclusion is that surges in world developments of the last six years seem to have caused a weak cning of s e l f - c o n f i d e n c e among students. The newspaper sought rca sons from among those polled. Most n u m e r o u s among those against lowering the voting age were (1) younger people are too im mature and (2) younger pco pie arc too ill-informed. Those who voted in favor of lowering the voting age claimed, on the other hand, that.youths arc better informed than ever before and some offered the old cliche: If one Is old enough to fight, he Is old enough to vote. Although saying it seems to present an Inconsistency, the poll results indicate a growing m a t u r i t y among young people. jl.TORE Information on wild 11 flowers comes from Mr. and Mrs. Al Schmidt of Long Beach, who yesterday took a drive to the cast and e x p e r i e n c e d some great sights. On the lower side of the Ortega Highway, they reported, the mountainsides are a mass of lupin, yucca. Scotch bloom and other flowers. They've been there m.iny times and never saw it so beautiful. They went on out to Elsinore and turned off U.S. 35 where they found another great p r o f u s i o n of wild flowers. The lake was filled almost to overflowing and the whole experience was interesting and memorable. POMES a distress call from ^ B. K. Jones, the city golf dept. boss, asking a plea to citizens to help save the newly planted grass in El Dorado Park in northeastern Long Beach. This grass cover is in a critical stage of growth and can't stand much abuse. Golfers who have been going out there for practice were asked to keep off, and parents were urged to advise their kids to play elsewhere. Jones has got a great thing paing on the site of a new golf course and doesn't \vant it ruined. F ) R I F T W O O D -- Long ^ Beach's I n t e r n a t i o n a l Beauty Congress was the theme of a lamp offered in the So. Cal. Ceramics show at Culver City by Dorothy Oliver of this city. It won second prize . . . Pacific Bible Seminary, on E. Seventh St., has had a name change. It's now Pacific Christian College. Kilfcnn Tour Today Directors of the All States Society and officers of state societies will tour the new Southern California Edison Co. building. 100 Long Beach Illvd., at 7:30 p.m. today. --SUfl Pnoto A NEW HAT makes a new person out of Annie Wales on her 100th birthday. Said Annie, checking the topper in the mirror, "Who's that girl?" SHE'D LIKE TO GO DANCIN' Annie's 100 Today, So She Bars Twist By VERA WILLIAMS One hundred years rest lightly on the head of Annie Mead Wales, who celebrates her birthday today. She has good health, good eyesight, good hearing, a trim alert figure. She wears smart clothes and smart hats. She reads, watches t e l e v i s i o n and goes to movies. Also, she is pretty. Â· "I'd like to go dancin," she says a little wistfully in a voice reminiscent of the magnolia blooms of her native New Orleans. "I haven't danced for a long time." Her mother, Claudia dc Ville d'Avary was 17 years old, fresh from a Paris convent, when she came to America to visit a sister in New O r l e a n s . The sby young girl was put aboard the Louisiana Belle, a Mississippi river steamer, in the care of the captain, for Eastern Freeway Route Is Assailed I. PI LOl Ano.it! ButlM The proposed "crosstown freeway" at Long leach's cast boundary poses a serious threat to de- elopment of the Westminster Boulevard link between ong Beach and Orange County, Supervisor Frank G lonelli warned Tuesday. "early concur failure of the City pos- On Bonclli's motion, the upcrvisors asked C o u n t y .oad Commissioner N. H cmplin to study and report n the matter. Bonclli, whose district in udcs East Long Beach, saic c" had been asked by the ong Beach City Council to upport its stand opposing ic so-called crosstown free Â·ay. Â» # t_ Â» THE SUPERVISORS asked c m p 11 n's ence" that oard to support the ouncil "will result in blc permanent curtailment the much-needed and de- red Westminster Boulevard reject." Bonclli said that in his iur years on the Board of upcrvisors, he had been itrongly impressed" x v i t h ic importance of expediting tcrconnecting major state ghway routes between Ornge and Los Angeles Coun' cs. The Willow Strect-Katella venue artery, given first riority, is now ncaring com- etion, he pointed out. Sec- nd priority was given to ex- nsion of W e s t m i n s t e r oulevard westerly to meet scond Street oast Highway. at Pacific AS A RESULT of many cetings on the latter route, onclli said, property owners ive agreed to dedicate, with- it charge, rights of way mounting to some $1.5 mil' an. About 68 acres of rights way have been dedicated the Fred H. Bixby Ranch o., Ernest A. Bryant Jr., and luthcm California Edison o., tha supervisor said. These rights of way were luntarily given and predi- ted on early construction the Westminster Boulevard oject in 1962-G3, Bonclli id. If the "crosstown free- ay" is pushed, it may trig- r withdrawal of the prop- ty owners and "jeopardize e orderly progression of cstminstcr Boulevard," the pcrvisor asserted. Proposal for Study Rejected City councilmen brushed asidfi_a move_Iucsday-for-Â« study by independent consultants of the hotly disputed crosstown free project. Instead, t h e y reiterated their opposition to the pro- [wsal by ordering a special 'ile set up from hundreds of ctters, cards and petitions protesting the freeway. One new petition contained an estimated 250 signatures. Councilman Andrew Baird, limself on record against the "reeway in several previous votes, suggested the employment of DeLcuw, Gather Co., traffic engineers, at a fee not to exceed $5,000. Â· * * Â· BEFORE HE could explain :he exact purpose of his mo:ion, it was ruled out of order on objection by Councilman Raymond C. Kcalcr. Baird did remark, "I don't like to see his freeway used as a po- itical football." THE ISSUE at that t i m e vill be the amending of the master plan to delete a seg- ncnt of the Garden Grove Freeway extending s o u t h - vestward from S e v e n t h itrcct near the cast city limits o Pacific Coast Highway. Councilman Robert F. Crow brought out that the Council tsclf may order the deletion even if the Planning Commission does not so recommend. At Craw's request, however, the Council included in he special file a bulletin 'rom Downtown Long Beach Associates approving the freeway and asserting that an cf- 'ort was being made to Iso- ate the downtown district. the t h r e e - w e e k journey from St. Louis to New Orleans. * * * * THE GIRL, the captain and the pilot, James Mead, ate at the captain's table. Kumancc bloomed and she and Mead were married when the steamer docked at New Orleans. Mead, one. of the celebrated river pilots of his time, was known for his sharp eyesight. He knew the river, its landmarks, and he could tell the lights. In those days river lights were blue and green. The blue light meant danger. Many pilots came to grief because they could not tell the colors apart. Later, the danger color was changed to red. "When I was very little --2 or maybe 3," says Mrs. Wales, "my brother Maurice, who was three years older, and I were watching a parade on Canal Street. "A carriage stopped and a tall man stepped c-Jt. My brother said, 'Hello, Mr. Lincoln!' "My brother had curly hair. A b r a h a m Lincoln rumpled his hair and said 'Hello, son.' He d i d n ' t speak to me. I was a little hurt." The family moved to Knoxville, Tcnn.. Jacksonville. Fla. and Philadelphia. Mrs. Wales designed hats for a wholesale house. "Do you remember those big hats with the turncd-up brims--hand-made flowers under the brims and around the crowns? I made them. And I made the flowers, too." * * Â» Â· FOR 12 years Mrs. Wales has made her home with a daughter, a writer, Mrs. Edna Holmes Huntington, at 287 Espcranza Ave. She has a g r a n d d a u g h t e r , Claudia Hunter of West Covina, and a great-granddaughter, Kim Hunter. 1C. Mrs. Wales will be guest of honor at four birthday celebrations. There will be a luncheon for her today at Hody's; a luncheon was held at Savitz's, and there will be another Sunday at Welch's. Fourteen Highland Park friends gathered in her honor last Sunday. Anyone want to take her dancing? She is very good at the waltz, one-step and fox-trot, she says. She never learned the cha-cha or the twist. DAY to Nominal*: Chapter 17 of the Disabled American Veterans and its auxiliary will nominate officers at a meeting Monday in Veterans Memorial Building. Broadway and Cedar Avenue. Officers will be elected April 23. Rubbish-Sorting Test Rejected Unanimously Mansell Hits Cost of Plan A proposal that would have forced Long Beach householders to separate combus lible and noncombustiblc rub aish was rejected Tuesday by City Council. City Manager John R. Man sell asserted the segregation of rubbish would cause addct City Council Actions Page B-8 costs to the city, would in convenience householders ant would create sanitation prob lems. The Council unanimously denied a request by Los An geles By-Products Co. for permission to make a test o segregated collections at its own expense at 2,000 homes in four areas. Â· Â· * * EFFECT OF THAT action was to foreclose future at tempts to change "the current collection system on a citywide "basis. The Los Angeles company said it would pay the city $84,000 annually for the separately collected cans ant metals. Mansell noted, however, hat at least one additional collection each month would ic necessary. He estimated .he cost at $143,603 a year, iven after allowing for reduced dump charges, the out- of-pocket expense to the city would be $48,688 annually, ic said. Â· * * * A SURVEY by tho Public Service Department revealed .hat 91 per cent of house- toldcrs questioned were op osed to the inconvenience ol segregating rubbish. Public Service Director James Kin caid reported. Many of them said they would have to buy additional trash cans. Dr. I. D. Litwack. c i t y icalth officer, pointed out hat a sanitation p r o b l e m would result from the care- cssncss of householders in 'ailing to remove food par- .iclcs from metal containers. Depositors Pour Into LoanFirm Telegrams, flowers and de- lositors continued to pour nto Long Beach Federal Sav- ngs . and Loan Association fficcs at 328 Long B e a c h l l v d . Tuesday, the second ay after Thomas A. Gregory resumed control as president if the firm. Yes, flowers. "It looks as if omcbody d i e d instead of omebody coming alive," an ssociation spokesman said. Employes still were trying o catch up Tuesday after- loon on book entries lor the ugc intake Monday. Latest otals on Monday's deposits vas $24,278,658.28. That is is much as the association col- ected in its first 12 years of u si ness, and more than ouble the most optimistic stimatc officials nude Mon ay morning. "We thought if it went to 10 million it would be tcr- ific," the spokesman said. World Mall Will Jlti Ruth at Lnltcivood Plans for construction of n International Mall at the .akcwood Center were an- ounccd Tuesday by J. K. ichcnbaum Associates, de- elopers of the center. Mora than 25 booths, in which products from Japan, real Britain, France, West crmany, Belgium, Spain, the liddle East and Central and Jouth America will be on dis- lay, will be built along the resent mall. Arrangements arc b e i n g made to provide continuing ilsplays of art, w e a v i n g , landcrafts and o t h e r mer- handisc normally available nly at exclusive importing sUblishmentj, Eichcnbaum said. ^Independent Vi'i The fmitlituiut'* JL Iimil Muming Acn.Â«jm/iT . Â· ^ 'HEY! FELLAS, LOOKIE HERE!' Five-year-old Bobby Stephens of .1708 Marlwr Ave., Lakowood, calls to his friends at bikcwood Shopping Center Tuesday to come sec missile display put up by Air Force recruiting office. Display officially opens today and will remain at the center through Saturday. Missiles in picture, both built by Douglas Aircraft Co., are Thor-Agcna (standing) and Skybolt. * * LONG BEACH 12. CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4. 1962 -ftgt B-1 Council Advances 3 Separate Oil Projects Three xvidely separated oil- development p r o j e c t s wen advanced Tuesday by City Council actions. The new entry in the trio, described by City Manager John R. Mansell as "wildcat jut interesting," is a pro wscd exploratory lease in a 105-acii* water dcjiartmenl irea south of the Municipal Terminal Isle Link Weighed by Conneilinen Cily-Cmirtcilmcn Tuesday .tartcd a move toward construction of a modern bridge or tube to replace the obsolete xintoon bridge that now links lowntown Long Beach and Terminal Island. On motion of Vice Mayor lert Bond, the council asked City Manager John R. Man sell to look into the availability of harbor tidcland unds for the improvement. Mansell said it appears probable that (he harbor oil cvcnue will be sufficient for he project despite f i r s t priority being given to the ~'ier J construction. Today in L.B. ON STAGE--"A Man Called Peter," Community Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St.. 7:45 p.m. LECTURES--"How to Increase Your Income," Jess Grundy, Hill Junior High School auditorium, 6500 Anaheim Road. 7:30 p.m. " L i f e in S w e d e n . " with travelogue film. Lakcwood High School auditorium, 4400 Bricrcrest Ave., 8 p.m. CONCERT -- L o n g Beach State College concert band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble, , City College auditorium, ; Clark Avenue and H.ir- vcy Way, -I p.m. Phono City College music department for free tickets. Airport between Temple and Kcdondo Avenues. Councilmen r e f e r r e d to their Harbor, Industries and Oil Committee a proposal by Mansell that bills be sought for a drilling Icare. * r Â· * Tilt: AHIJ\ was previously under lease to Texaco, Inc., but was quitclaimed back to the city after unsuccessful drilling nearby. However, Mansell noted that exploitation of a smaller productive fault block "is very possible." Council members voted 7-1 to proceed with plans for vast od'.shore oil development "as e.xpeditiously as possible" Hearing on Death Crash Set A Navy man accused of responsibility for the freeway deaths of two Long Beach police officers will be arraigned in Superior Court April 17 on four felony counts. Municipal Court Commissioner Loyd Lavender set that date for CS3 Jimmie Allan Cooper. 26, of 1800 W. 25th St., Tuesday after a prclimi nary hearing which began last Friday. Cooper is charged with two manslaughter counts and one each of drunk and hit-run driving. He was arrested March 24 n a Santa Fe Avenue bar, 15 minutes after a multi-car crash on Long Beach Freeway south of Willow Street, in which Officers Van Thomas Salisbury, 30, of 4412 E. 14th St., and John M. McLcndon, 22, of 5319 Harco St., were Injured fatally. under direction of the city manager. A rerommendation to that effect from the Harbor, In-, dusiries and Oil Committee' was opposed only by Councilman Andrew Baird, who did not explain his vote. Also approved was an authorization for Mansell to enlist tlie services of personnel from the Harbor petroleum division to assist Leonard W. Ilrocli. the city's petroleum properties administrator. THE THIRD development will cover the 2C5-acie Rec~ion Park. A proposed form of lease reviewed in detail last week by the committee was approved by councilmen, along with an agreement whereby Alamitos Land Co. will amend the deed to permit drilling. Also approved was the scheduling of a hearing soon on establishment of an oil-drilling district in tho park. Solace to Housing Authority Virgil L, S o l a c e , 3817 Grecnbricr Road, was reappointed Tuesday by Super visor Burton W. Chace to a new four-year term on the Los Angeles County Housing Authority. Woman Struck by Auto, Dies A 71-year-old woman, victim of a hit-run motorist, died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital. Margaret E. LeMastcr of 212 E. 57th St. died less than 3G hours after she was struck down on Atlantic Ave- i . - ,,,, lONi ,,, CH nue north of r -j Market Street early Monday morning. Police are I still seeking Â· the driver of the automobile that wit' nesses said sped north on Atlantic Avenue, leaving the elderly Â»vom- an unconscious in the street. Her death was the 21st of the year in Long Beach attributed to traffic, more than double the 10 killed during the comparable period in 1061 and three months ahead of last year's rate.
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