Independent from Long Beach, California on February 3, 1960 · Page 5
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 5

Long Beach, California
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Wednesday, February 3, 1960
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p'ajjVU.-INDEPENDENT Long Beach, Calif. Weil., Fib. I, m OEYMPICS SKIER If arbor City Girl Defeats Paralysis v By MARY NEISWENDER 'A 22-year-old Harbor City girl--paralyzed a short three years ago--has become the only West Coast skier to qualify for the U. S. Olympic Team and is being hailed as her country's hope in the forthcoming Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley. Linda Meyers, .daughter ol Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Meyers of 1611 W. 274tli PL, last week proved her skCing prowess when she captured the Coppa (Advermetnenu Pensioners May Get New Glasses The same thorough, sincere eye examination (with glasses fitted to their eyes) is now available t o m a n y pensioners without cost to them. Come In and bring your identification card, and we will contact your social worker, and relieve you or aJl the details. DR. M I L T O N GLINBERG O p t o m e t r i s t , 11 Pine Aye.. Heartwel! B 1 d g ., Downstairs. HE 6-2113. 30 Years of Experience. Grischa trophy in Switzerland. She returns to the U. S. Thursday lo begin her I'armups for the Squaw Valley events which begin Feb. IS. Skiing in 1957 was a "thing of the past" for the youthful athlete when her mount stumbled and fell on her as she was horseback riding. * V * W "LINDA THOUGHT she had had it," her mother relates. "Her back was cracked and she was paralyzed temporarily." Doctors keep t r a c k of her many honors. "We seldom see her per form," the family said, "since she's s k i i n g all over the world. But we won't miss the next competition." They wunt to watch her c 1 i m b to t h e top of the Olympic dais to accept a gold medal. Exodus From Reds BONN (UP1) -- A total of 2,212 persons fled Communist East Germany to West Ger- many in the week Jan. 23 to 29, the Refugee Ministry announced. said she would never be able to ski again-unless she began movement :mmediately on crutches. "It was terribly painful," PROVES HER PROWESS LINDA MEYERS of Harbor City, who has'qualified for U. S. Olympic ski team, shows her form in a recent meet. JETS EAST! NONSTOP FROM LOS ANGELES Go Easl, by American Airlines 707 Jet Flagship . . . leave when you like. Fly nonstop lo New York in just. 4 hours and 45 minutes. 4 flights daily. Also other nonstop flights to Chicago, Washinglon-Baltiuiore, Boston and Dallas-Ft. Worth. American Airlines--first choice of ex- pejrienced travelers--offers a choice of de luxe Mercury or economical Royal Coachman service. For reservations, call your Travel Agent or American, NEwmark 8-0444. AMERICAN AIRLINES AMERICA'S LEAD/US A/KLINE the mother says, "but Linda kept it up--then at night she woitld sleep on a board. But she did it so she could ski again." The Meyers, who have lived in Harbor City for the past two years, said Linda began skiing at the age of 14 while a student at Bishop High [School. A f t e r graduation she began to take up the sport seriously at Mammoth Mountain under direction of Dave McCoy, owner of the winter resort and coach of the U. S. Wintnr Olympic train. :,: V * * SHE WON HER first major race two years ago when she captured the U. S. Downhill Championship for the women's division, qualifying her for the U. S. (cam. Last February she won the downhill and slalom races in the N o r t h American Championships at Squaw Valley. Then in March at Aspen C o l o . , she won the U. S slalom championship. Her awards continued and she was named lo I h e . six women-eight man Olympic team. Last week in company with the rest of (he team, she entered a series of major races in France, Germany and Su'il/.erliind and won the jcovetcd Coppa Grischa trophy [for overall performances. SHE COMPILED a total of 36 points, one m o r e than Betsy Snite of Norwich, Vt. and Hcverly Anderson ol Mul I a n , I d a h o , fellow Olympic leum members who lied w i t h ihcr in llin great slalom. "R i R h t now she's skiinf jusi. for fun at St. Anton,' Mrs. Meyers said. "Then she'll fly by iet. from Munich EARNINGS ARE UP! Community gives you Insured Protection too! We've been paying higher than average earnings since the day we opened in 1929. Today we're still paying more-currently 41/2% per annum. At the same time, Community provides insurance on your savings up to $10,000 by an instrumentality of the U.S. Government. This is a protection not provided by many financial institutions. The cost to you? Nothing. We pay all insurance costs. These are just a few of the facts on savings insurance. For the many more you'll want to know, see your new account officer at any Community branch. He'll be glad to talk with you about the security of your savings program. ALL SAVINGS RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 10th EARN FROM FEBRUARY 1st Save by mail.. We pay postage both ways. COMMUNITY SAVINGS R £ X A. nuNW, PRESIDENT / R I X 3 V KNOLLS / JMUM-t.cAit.lo'tB'i / P A R A M O U N T / li;iiFM*«4 ermany, to Aspen', to warm i for Squaw Valley." The skier's family--mother, ather and 12-year-old sister, ackie, surrounded ty t r o - hies won by the internation- !ly known athlete -- aren't orricd about her. "She's had a few sprains," he family admits, "but no breaks." HER TROPHIES, however are causing some concern a* home. Her father, a carpenter had to build an extra room onto the home in order to house her many awards. The mother, a bookkeeper for i Long Beach physician, doesn' find it difficult, however, to WE CAN TEACH YOU SOONER IT'S EAST TO LEARN IT'S FUN MEET NEW FRIENDS 7 Private Lessons for Also includes 4 group sessions, 4 practice sessions, one fun-filled party. Special limited offer expires March 1, 1960. oD (l^eacn ance 205 E. 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