Independent from Long Beach, California on February 27, 1969 · Page 33
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 33

Long Beach, California
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Thursday, February 27, 1969
Page 33
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R.4-INDEPENDENT (AM) Looj Hied. Cf"l.. Thiw.. P*b !'. IS' PRESS-TELEGRAM (PM) School Unification Plan Defeated in Los Alamitos Vote Voters rejected by a sizeable margin the proposed unification plan for the Los Alamitos School District. When the final results from nine precincts were in. the unofficial tally showed 1.R23 "yes" and ?.291 "no" voirs. Despite an intensive rfnvF on the part of district officials, the issue «·« never in doubt from the time the first precinct vote began to come in fhortly after 10 p.m. * * · * THE ISSUE required a simple 50 per cent majority to pass -- a figure it never approached during the evening's vote count. A new state law, which allows elementary school districts to absorb high schools and junior highs within the same area, was passed by the legislature last year. This was one of the first times it has been used in California. The proposal would have unified the Los Alamitos School District, with its six elementary schools, and Los Alamitos High School and two junior highs, Pine and Oak, which lie within the district's boundaries. The high school and the junior highs are part of ;he Anaheim Union High School District. Opposition to the plan bad generated strong support during the past month, primarily because of community work done by members of a hasiily- o r p a n i x e d "Committee Against Unification." Although votes were cast for 11 candidates for the Board of Trustees in the same election, the voting was invalidated by failure of the u n i f i c a t i o n issue. However, a trusiee election to fill three seats on t h e p r e s e n t elementary school district board will be held April 15. ON THE DOTTED LINE and the back of Jack Dilday Jr., member of the Long Beach Junior Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, is where Jcri Pierce signed form Wednesday enrolling her as the first entrant in the 1969 Miss Welcome to Long Beach contest. Karen MacQuarrie, the reigning Miss Welcome, and Jaycee board member Jim Pullman witness the beauty's enlistment. Deadline for entries is March 7. --stall Photo Bicycle License Deadline April 10 Sierra Club to Hear Romeros A 6,500-mile t r i p through the Great Basin Desert of Utah and Nevada, including 150 miles of backpacking, will he the subject, of a Sierra Club program in Santa Ana Tuesday. Ben and Mariam Rom- ero of Snn Fernando will present Ihe color slide program at R p.m. in the ·Spurgeon Room of the Santa Ana Public Library, Eighth and Ross Streets. The meeting is open to the public. Bicycle owners this year only will he able to renew their licenses up to April 10 w i t h o u t facing the normal 50-cent penalty for late payment, according to the City Council. City Manager John R. Mansell explained bicycle licenses, which run for three years, normally must be renewed by March 1 of the expiration year, or face the 50-cent penalty. Because of a pending proposal to extend the license period In six years, which subsequently was dropped, the city's license section was delayed one m o n t h in s t a r l i n g to re- YMCA Leader Works Way Out of His 'Good Job' By BOB SANDERS Staff Writer After 13 years of hard work and unstinting effort, Marvin Ludwig finally worked himself out of a job he had worked hard to gel. Ludwig, a personable, 42 year-old YMCA career professional, has just returned to this country from Ethiopia, where he had been since. 1955 working his way up from program director for physical education to the top spot, National General Secretary. Then in 1967. one of his proteges, a young Ethiopian named Ato Desta Girma. took over his job and Ludwig became just an adviser to the national YMCA organization. Ludwig is on tour of the United States now, telling the people here how it is in Ethiopia. MONDAY HE spoke to a large group from the YMCA of greater Long Beach at. noon and in the evening at the Los Altos YMCA. Ludwig explains how he lost his job in Ethiopia with a certain pice in his voice. "That's the whole idea of YMCA World Service," he tells his audiences. "We go in lo foreign countries and try to get things going. Then, as soon as we do. the local people are supposed to replace us." Ludwig stresses that the YMCA never goes i n t o a country until it Is asked t.o. If the country doesn't ask, the Y doesn't go. Today there are -17 YMCA World Service men in 32 foreign countries. "ALL OF THEM are working themselves out of jobs," Ludwig says. "If t.hey aren't, we want to know why." A native of Sioux City, Iowa. Ludwig went to school in Chicago before getting his degree in physical education at Ohio Wesleyan U n i v e r s i t y , where he also met his wife, Ruth. He was boys' work secretary at the YMCA in Marion, Ohio, when he was offered t h i s "temporary" job in Ethiopia. When he arrived in Ihe metropolitan city (650.000 people) of Addis Ababa in : 1955 there were only two j boys' clubs. Today, by dint nf Ludwig's hard work, there are 102. A N E S T I M A T E D WORKED HIMSELF OUT OF JOB YMCA's Marvin Ludwig Tells of Ethiopia 170,000 people of all ages participate, in some kind of YMCA program there every month. The national budget for the Ethiopian YMCA is S200.000 of which 95 per cent is raised locally. Ludwig doesn't usually lalk about the problems he had there. The first one, however, was the language, which is called Anharic, has 240 figures in its alphabet and is spoken nowhere else in the world except Ethiopia. "Now you can study it in t h i s country," Ludwig says, "hut when I went there you couldn't. So, the first t h i n g I did was hire a t u t o r . " He poinls oul m a n y differences in the culture of Ethiopia. For one t h i n g , the use of first names. "1 WORKED w i l h several men there for t h e whole 13 years." lip says, "but I wouldn't I h i n k of addressing them by their first names. You just don't do t h a t there." Another difference is cleanliness. "1 started a wrestling class," Ludwig says, "with 46 kids enrolled the first day. By the end of the week it was down to 18 and in two weeks down to three or four. "1 did some real soul- searching and f i n a l l y . figured out why. I was reluc- t a n t to get on the mat with a kid who had never had a h a t h in his life, so I was trying to teach them by t a l k i n g to them. It didn't, work. "FINALLY I started going on the mal an act u a l l y teaching them and the next t h i n g I knew the class was up to 68." Despite the problems, Ludwig enjoyed his 1.1 years in t h e mountainous country of F.thiopia. More than half Ihe entire, country is above 5,000 feet. The city of Addis Ababa is over 8,000 feet. new bike licenses, Mansell said. Licenses renewed a f t e r April 10 t h i s year will face the p e n a l t y however, he said. Lawyers ^ Will Hear Lambert Thomas F. Lambert Jr., a trial counsel at (he Nuremberg trials after World War JI and now editor-in- chief of the American Trial Lawyer's Association, will speak at a Friday meeting of the Long Beach Bar Association. Lambert, of Boston, will discuss "Advocacy -- Art or Artifice':"' at the local association's 7:.'iO p.m. meeting in Virginia Country Club. During the Nazi trials, Lambert's principal tasks wore writing Ihe United Slates brief against the Nazi party and making the oral prosecution presentation of the United States against Martin Bormann. Kormann, who was tried in absentia, was chief of siaff of t h n Nazi party. Lambert, a graduate of UCLA, was appointed dean of the Stetson University law school in Florida when he was 25. He he- came the youngest dean of an accredited law school in U.S. legal ,hislr- rv. \ Craig to Head Harbor Board Dr. Robert Kenton Craig, 65, an attorney and a professor at the University of Southern California, Wednesday was elected president of the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners. Dr. Craig was appointed to the harbor commission in March 1968 after serving five years (three of them as president) on Ihe Building and Safety Commission. THE NEW president succeeds Tan! Watanabe who resigned recently to move 10 the Seattle area. Dr. Craig joined the faculty of USC in 1942 as an associate professor and accepted a full professorship in 1943. U n t i l coming to California in 1931 Dr. Craig practiced law in Nebraska, his home state, and in Missouri. lie served on the Junior Division of the Kansas City Real Estate Board and was a director of the Central Manufacturing District, of Station WOQ, and of the Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce of the United States. HP also served as vioe- presidenl and assistant In DR. R. F. CRAIG the president of Fairfax. Airports, Inc. The new president Is not related to James G. Craig, Jr., president of the Long Reach Board of Harbor Commissioners. Poly Malory Looted Burglars using a pass key entered Polytechnic. High School's cafeteria and made off with foods t u f f s valued at $150, Long R"ach police, paid Wednesday. NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS IF YOU DO NOT GET YOUR REGULAR CARRIER DELIVERED wft will deliver if to you specially e* Dftpt. Hours (ailc for iht Circulation D«pl.) Independent-- Weftkdoyi unfil 10:00 A.M. Prflii-Teleqrom -- Weekday* until 7 : 3 0 P.M. 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