Independent from Long Beach, California on February 24, 1964 · Page 9
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 9

Long Beach, California
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Monday, February 24, 1964
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ALONG WITH JFK BIOGRAPHER 15 Youths in White See Wheels of State By BOB HOUSER PillBcjl ECtar A moment of silence in tribute to the lite President Kennedy closed the always boisterous, lively and controversial show of the three- day 12th annual convention of the California Democratic Council ia. Long Beach Arena. None'were happier to h e a r the adjournment gavel than a Long Beach. Democratic youth c l u b known is the John F. Kennedy Youth League, The 15-member organiza- tion, whose president is Sandy Fitzmorisj. served as pages for the convention, wearing white uniforms and white hats. Biggest thrill for the young people came Saturday eight when they formed the official escort for Gov. Brown into the Arena. Submerged under a host . of speakers, resolutions, 'policy statements and the constant ricochet of opposing forces ia the VS. Senate nomination f i g h t was the speech of John MacGregor Boms, a biographer of the late President Bums charged that both of this nation's "great legacies of liberalism stand tragically unfulfilled." He referred to the ·bread-and- butter" liberalism of social justice and economic equality, and "qualitative liberalism" concerned with the spirit, the dignity and potential nobility of men. Kennedy, he said, became the spokesman for^ both, types, extending even to a belief ia man's eventual "moral grandeur.** The poor today, said Bums, are "more invisible, more impotent poltically and even more hopeless · psychologically than a quarter century ago." He said tasks wanting completion include not only traditional civil liberties but the liberties of people facing deprivations and tensions of modern collective living: civil rights in not only jobs and voting but for individual self-realization and creativity, aa immigration policy on principles of compassion and humanity, not "simply on a calculus of economic benefit; public housing that is attractive and even uplifting, not merely cheap and efficient" Professor Burns also spoke for "ridding television, and especially radio, and especially rural radio of the qualities of the wasteland." He expressed hope that Kennedy's brief, shining moment is not a "fleeting wisp of glory, but the model for, and the prelude to the most splendid era in the life of our nation." Curt c!wso« THE LAST HURRAH To the victors went the spoils and to the clean-up men went the trash Sunday as the more than 7,000 politicos attending the California Democratic Council headed for home. Last-minute appraisals of "The Man Who" are heard in small groups as the lectern-microphone hangs its head with fatigue. *sn _ ·**· with Malcolm pleuj fTHE California Democratic Council, whose apolo fists spend a lot of time between its sessions defending and explaining its public policy declarations, sustained its reputation for rash action of this nature when it voted to support the O'Salli- van tidelands grab bilL This action at the convention just closed in Long Beach was taken without the slightest opportunity for those who voted to acquaint themselves with the details or significance cf the resolution. There was no debate on the issue. Assemblyman Joseph Kennick of Long Beach had just enough time to sound a brief warning, which was ignored as the convention steamrollered adoption along with favorable action on numerous other resolutions. erer and developer of a great state asset. Moreover. t singles out for extremely rough treatment the one tidelands grantee that did something big and worthwhile with the property. That's about as lousy and senseless discrimination as anyone could devise. This is the bill the CDC in voice - vote stupidity endorsed without discussion. No wonder many sound Democrats shudder when California Democratic Council makes public its resolutions after conventions. And perhaps this help's explain why CDC standing is such that the President of the United States, right in the neighborhood at the time of its meeting, avoided paying it a visit. TJAD the CDC supported in principle a review of the Long Beach tidelands arrangements, looking toward a possible revision of the division formula to give the state treasury more of the oil money, its position would appear reasonable and sensible. Instead, it gave its support specifically to one bill --SB 33, which is an out- ragecnsly unfair proposal put before the Senate by Sen. Virgil O'SulIivan, a man whose motives are, to say the least, suspect. SB 33 would divest Long Beach of all legal title to the tidelands within its borders. It does not stop at taking the oil money -- it would take everything. leaving Long Beach without ownership of its beaches and harbor lands. This conscienceless proposal goes far beyond other suggested tidelands legislation and completely ignores the rights of Long Beach in every respect as the discov- DAY Dinner to Jfc Honor for Leaders 'TIME marches on note: Retired Railroad Employes Social Club will hold a regular meeting on Feb. 2S at 727 Elm Ave, after a covered dish dinner the group will view a 30-minute color movie. And the subject of the movie to be viewed by the old railroaders will be the modem facilities of Los Angeles International Airport! Evolution Is Topic of Talks L F T In Ani«'« lurio "Man's Earliest Ancestors'" will be discussed it the opening Science Lecture Series program of Los Angeles County Museum at 830 pjn. Tuesday. Dr. Elwyn L, Simons, assistant professor of geology and curator of vertebrate paleon-' tology at Yale University, will be the first of four speakers in the fourth annual series. Dr. Simons recently returned from field work in Egypt, where he conducted studies on newly discovered fossils He is a member cf the Society for the Study cf Evolution and the Association of Physical Anthropologists. Theme of this year's series is The Evolution of Man." A S a feature cf the 1953 Diamond Jubilee observance -- to be reviewed at an awards reception today -- this writer, together with some others, produced an illustrated book. -Highlights and Anecdotes." devoted to the history of Long Beach. The book came out a little late in the anniversary program and was not available at all of the special events. Now and then somebody calls here, wanting to know if copies are still available. They are. The books can be bought at the Chamber of Commerce, 121 Linden Ave. Modesty forbids my rec- omrrcndins it for the writing in it, but the illustrations are simply great. Bill Boyd and others did a fine job getting together great old pictures of ths community and they've hand- Dune-Buggy Out of Dune Area, 3 Hurt By DICK EMERY Three 17-year-old Costa Mesa boys in a dune-buggy --ait old auto stripped to its chassis and given enormously oversize tires--came to grief Sunday afternoon at the 6,000-foot level of Santiago Peak, above Silverado Canyon, in Orange County. Their fix, how they got En it and how they got rescued by the California Highway Patrol and the United States Marines, was reported by the CHP Sunday night after the three dune-buggy riders were delivered to Hoag Memorial Hospital at-Newport Beach. Of the three, only one was seriously injured-Raymond Fogarty Jr, of 699 Hamilton Street, Costa Mesa, who was in "fair" condition Sunday night with a fractured left leg. head cuts and other injuries. * * * HIS PALS, Andrew Raymond Brennan. 17, of 3002 Fernheath Lane, Costa Mesa, driver of the dune-buggy, and Bruce Dunseth, 17, of 366-A Avocado Street. Costa Mesa, were given aid at the hospital for bumps, bruises, cuts and sprains and were released. The plight cf the buggyateers became known to the CHP by radio about 2:30 pjn. when a'message was received from a communication I technician at the Santiago Orange County Communications Relay Station on Santiago Peak. En route to work, driving a four-wheeler up a remote fire road on the mountain, he had found the three youths lying injured. CHP officer Bill Alley climbed the road ia a highway cruiser. The Marines at FJ Toro sent a helicopter. The helicopter rescued Fogarty and Dunseth. and officer AHey took Brennan in the CHP car. The boys reached the hospital about 5:30 pm. Independent The Southland's M. Finest Morning Xcirtpapcr ** LONG BEACH 12. CALIFORNIA. MONDAY. FEBRUARY 24, I5M -Pjgt B-1 Today L.B. in \ CONCERT -- Man-in n Marker's Long Beach | Junior Concert Band, an- j nual concert and variety | show for Recreation De!| p a r t t a e n t Community P r o g r a m ; community ',; singing, oldtime dancing; f 7:30 p.m. M u n i c i p a l £ ~ : Auditorium Convention r Hall. LECTURE-Psychol- f loss - firtmen tTMy: " F e e l i n g s and Mental Health," spon- ' t . sored by LBCC General * A d u l t Division; 7:30 | pjn., Lakewood High r ; S c h o o l auditorium, I; Briercrest Avenue and I Harvey Way. L Elderly Woman Killed in Blaze A 78-year-old woman perished in her flaming home at 935 Washington Place early Sunday, despite efforts of two policemen to rescue her. Firemen later found the Car Held 'Deadly Weapon' later found the body of Mrs. Effie Sanders slumped against the kitchen sink. The house was a total BRENNAN TOLD HIS rescuer the dune-buggy was a 1951 Dodge, converted, with a plywood floor and steel- roll bars. "We just got a little too close to the edge of the firs road, and over we went." he told the officer. Second program will be On the second loop-the-!oop, the homemade floor- March 24, when Dr. T. Dale board " the bu ?Sy popped out With it came the three safety-belts holding the three youths. Stewart, director of the US Museum-of Natural History, d i s c u s s e s "Evolutionary Adapations of Man." Dr. Joseph B. Birdsell, professor of anthropology at UCLA, will speak on -Cultural Evolution cf Man" on April 23. and Dr. H. Ber.tlsy Glass, professor of biology at Johns Hopkins University, will talk June 2 on Maa's Future Evolution." Tickets will be on sale Tuesday night at the Exposition Park auditorium box office. Injured, but detached from the vehicle, they watched the buggy smash and roll 300 feet farther down the mountainside. It was demolished. Balky Bridge Span Stalls Sunday Traffic Honors Set for Jubilee Leadership One hundred ten awards will be presented to leaders in the Long Beach Diamond Jubilee celebration at a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. today in Edge water Inn. The month-long celebration, believed to be the l a r g e s t ever held by a city on its 75th anniversary, was last November. There were 17 major events, George P. Taubman Jr. will present the awards. More than 600 persons who participated in the Jubilee have 'been invited. I Six months of preparation went into the celebration, which was directed by Bill Boyd, general manager. Officers Ronald P. Burgess and P. G. Hardin were on patrol in the area at about 3 am. -when they saw the flames. Several neighbors standing outside told the officers, "There's a woman in there." THE PATROLMEN rushed into the house and crawled' on their hands and knees for about 20 feet before they were forced back by thick smoke and flames that engulfed the room. Three other residents of the house -- James Cash. 64, Nona Middleton, 63, and Richard G. Harris, 27--told police a f t e r they escaped moments after! the fire broke out. They said they believed the blaze started in Mrs. Sanders' bedroom. The woman's body was taken to Harris Colonial Fu neral Home. Court Date Slated for Dope Seller A Euena Park man has been ordered to return March 19' for a probation hearing in [Superior Court in Santa Ana ·following his guilty plea on a charge of selling heroin to a state narcotic undercover' agent Joe Lorenzo Menchaca, 31, Chapter 17 of Disabled someiy reproduced" thenTIn i° f 653 ° Sequoij, Dr.. has been -----·-- "-· --J r..'.i, .-- described by sheriffs investigators as a major snpplier of Motor traffic over Heim Bridge, which links Terminal Island with the mainland by way of Terminal Island Freeway, had an unscheduled 50-minute halt Sunday night. The bridge had raised its main span to permit a ship to pass, and the SOO-ton steel span stuck 10 feet above the roadway level Operators notified police of the mechanical difficulty. Long Beach police sent traffic officers to the scene. Harbor Division. L.A.P.D, sent men to Los Angeles approaches to the bridge. Oil Meeting A meeting of oil-lot owners east of Pine Avenue will be held at 7:30 tonight in Morgan Hall, 835 Locust Ave. Charles Whitson. a landowner. will discusi the problems of oil rights and the effort to get At 9-.30 the balky span i privately owned upland lots settled back in place and .connected with the state oil- re-opened to motor traffic, [drilling projects. TYPEWRITERS Youlh Held in Jlig Thcll A 17-year-old Torrance youth was arrestcd by Torrance police Sunday night after $5.000 worth of electric typewriters had been taken from South High School. Police said the youth tried to flee the scene. Shattered windows had attracted officers to a building which had been burglarized. A motorist whose car crashed through the wall of a restaurant was arrested by Rcdondo Beach police early Sunday and booked on assault with a deadly weapon. In this case, his car. Police at the beach city said the motorist, Jonmore Dickason, 43 a salesman, of 1300 Esplanade. R e d o n do Beach, was released a few hours later on a court order, ing $1100 bail, for appearance Wednesday in South Bay Municipal Court. The police report alleged Jiat at 2:40 ajn. Dickason tad -walked out of the restaurant at 117 Ave I, climbed into his station wagon, and backed the car through a wall into a booth where Helen C. Baker, 32, cf 2502 W. 170th St., Torrsnce, was sitting. She was uninjured. The car then left, police said. Dickason was arrested tan hour later near his home 'and his car was impounded. Conference on I'cst Control Scheduled The use of sound and chemicals in the control of !vertebrate pests will highlight 'discussions during the second annual California Vertebrate 'Pest C o n t r o l Conference i March 4-5 in Charter House |Hotel. Anaheim. I The public is invited to attend the conference at no Twenty-five typewriters 'charge, according to James had been carried from a iW. Koehler, chief of the weed building at the school and 'and vertebrate pest control. placed on roadway. a lawn, near a |Ca!iforma Department of Agriculture. 'ANYTHING FOR A KUCK* TESTIMONY STUDIED Fate of Doomed Three Lies in Balance American Veterans and its this vohin-.e. Ladies' Auxiliary wi3 honor their past commanders at a* dinner at fcOO tonight in Veterans Memorial Building. Veteran,' Meeting with one an j . count of I counts New officers win preside . Nine of the 30 chapter com- at the meetings cf Veterans Possession nunders are expected to be'of World War !. Barrack 154. °. f "' J °f tercin. The addi- present. Among them win be and its auxiliary in Veterans toral counts against him are John Teed, the first com- 'Memorial Building Tuesday, ' aT5:zit ' n 3 * March 19 action mander. Special honors willTJO pm. The No, 1 o/fkers. 6 ?' the court be accorded to member Wal-|are Commander Frank Wat-f Investigators s a i d t h e y '*' C 01 ? 1 *" 10 " 11 *TM an l President Katherine found heroin valued at $7,000 ' · Kee. By BILL DUNCAN It will take months before a final ruling is made by the State Supreme Court on whether three convicted slayers of Anaheim tavern owner Leslie J. Simpson are entitled to a r.ew triaL A hearing win resume today in Los Angeles before retired Superior C o u r t Judge Clarence Kincaid, appointed referee to hear three phases of a writ of error petition filed by convicted slayers Joseph Ro- soto, Frank VUhovih and Donald Franklin. Final testimony is expected to conclude Tues- ;tn a raid on Mcnch-^a's home.; day. Judge. Kincaid will then file his opinion with the State Supreme Court, which wil] make the final determination. The state court may or may not accept Judge KincaidTs findings. Judge Kincaid said he doesn't expect a ruling until at least May. He Is determining these three points: Did star prosecution witness Michael Rosoto. defendant Joseph Rosoto's half-brother, perjure hha- se!f ia testimony at the original murder trial in Santa Ana in I960? If the witness did commit perjury, was it with the knowledge of any official of the State of California? If there is evidence that the witness perjured himself at the trial, how long have the petitioners known cf this perjury? The week-Ion? rearing has been punctuated with startling findings. The defense introduced a tape recording of Michael's voice made March 5, 1961, in which he says he lied at the time of the trial because he was frightened of law enforcement agents. The defense also introduced an affidavit signed by Michael in which he said he I'td at the time of the trial. This was dated Feb. 21. 1961. Then, the state produced Michael as a witness and he refuted these statements and said he was paid $400 for making them. With remarkable candor. Michael Rosoto admitted he lied in the one instance "because I would do anything for a buck," but insisted he was truthful at the original morder triaL In another sunling turn of events, the defense called as a witness Ralph Wesltry Johnson of Las Vegas, a man Michael Rosoto asserted at the trial was the triggennan who laid in ambush and shotgunned Simpson to death early Feb. 7, 1959. J o h n s o n successful!/ proved at the hearing Trut he accompanied two men f» New Orleans on the date of the murder. Later the defense turned cp statements made by Michael Rosoto to investigator John B. Smoot of the attorney general's staff in ·whkh Rosoto asserted: "Johnson was supposed to be the trigfierman but was too drunk to complete the assignment." The defense hopes la show that Michael Rosoto told so many different versions of the stoty of the slaying that the veracity of hi» testimony is questionable.

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