'WHERE IS 'THE LORD'S' MONEY? Has 00,000 in 'The Cup'Evaporated? ; By BiLJ. DUNCAN "You too can invesl in The _,jp of Cold Water Ministry -.and enjoy the double reward ' ..of;'handsome profits and spiri- , tual blessing." '0"This was the beginning. .-\.This was the message, * printed in pamphlets, and. ', broadcast on the air, that ; Started the flow of money. Second of Two'Parts "'Estimates are that more than ' 'Â£$00,000 came to the organ- "'ization that now, according "to Us founder, is deep in fi- nancial trouble. More than 400 persons sent in their dollars--most in the form of loans--to the Cup to launch a dream, a hotel for the Lord on the silver strand at Hermosa Beach. The hotel, promised Dr. Clarence Theodore (Kelly) Walberg, would be. a worldwide missionary center. It also would provide ah oceanfront, youth center where thousands of teen-agers drawn to the beach could be given a chance to choose Christ. The Cup bought the old Hermosa Biltmore Hotel. It would, said the ministry, be restored to house Christian people "who believe in the power of prayer." Some rebuilding was undertaken, but the hotel was in need of major repair. Ths need for money was extreme. Over radio, Dr. Walberg told of the need. To those who couldn't afford outright gifts, the idea of a loan was . more appealing. It had particular appeal to oldsters who could get a return on their money and feel they were assisting in the Lord's work as well. In the money poured. The noles signed by Dr. Walberg and his assistant, the Cup's secretary-treasurer. Rev. Wayne Davidson, ranged from a small $100 to a single note for $23,000. The $23,000 note, Dr. Walberg warned, should never be revealed because it was given "by a woman .whose husband isn't aware of the loan. It would break up their home," he said. The S23,000 note is issued only to a Mrs. H. D., Recording to records kept by one of the Cup's workers. It was overdue last September. The woman, learning of the Cup's plight, signed over the 6% interest as a gift to the Cup. The 400 notes known to the police and district attor- ney's investigators come from all over Southern California and from Illinois, Arizona. New York, Washington, and Wisconsin. There is a heavy investment from the South Bay Region and from the Downey-Lakewood area and Orange County as well as from Long Beach. Â· Many of the note holders when informed the Cup is apparently without f u n d s ' r e fused to believe it. One elderly Long Beach woman, snapped: "If Dr. Walberg's Cup is broke, so is the Lord." Some of the note holders have died and now their heirs seek return of the money. One such case is the $20,000 note of Mrs. Louise Kline of Redondo Beach, deceased. The note w a s - m a d e in favor of her two daughters. They have retained legal counsel to recover the $20,000 and the 6% interest. Other loans liad clauses in which.the-Cup would receive ait the money upon death of the lender. Some' of the cases involve property transfers to the Cup. Lester Lipp, a 68-year-old retired Chicago automobile dealer who lives ai 1329 E. Tirsl St.. Long Beach, gave prop- city to the Cup. Through a third p.irty. Lipp 12-Day 'Hello' Slated for USS Long Beach : ".. By BUCK LAMER ,i- ,.-.Â· NÂ«vÂ»] Alfilrs RcoÂ«rtÂ«r Â·-ABOAR'D THE uss LONG .,BJ;ACH AT. S E A -- Kour years, six months and. one week from her commissioning,' the nuclear cruiser USS Long Beach will tie up in her namesake city. She is due Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Long Beach N a v a l Station's Pier E. . .A gigantic civic welcome Â· is- scheduled for the ship in her new home port. Her Â· l-.OpO men are scheduled for a : 12-day round of various "get acquainted" events. "The Long Beach will be open to the general public next Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and again over the weekend of March 26-27. * * # * VISITORS are reminded by CAPT. F. H. PRICE JR. Nuclear Skipper the Navy, however, that 'the nuclear reactors are "off limits." There still is plenty to see on this ultramodern ..Â·^Â·s#sp3-v-; and powerful fighting ship-- j^ly^S! the tallest in the Navy. ^8''-';*;f J-1 The skipper, Capt. Frank Â· H. Price Jr., will have his Â·j ship off the outer breakwater Â£4 of Long Beach-Los Angeles fflS harbors at 8 a.m. Tuesday : *3j 6,000 miles from Norfolk Va., via the Panama Canal. News media representa lives will go out by boat, to arrive on board at 8:30. An orientalion period will fol low until 9:30. Then the ship will ente Long Beach Harbor, escorte by fireboats and a fleet o small craft. Photographer and television crews will b .'overhead in the Goodyea alimp. Prior lo tie-up, a balloo Independent Â· The Snullilantt's M t'iitfsl Morning NcH-ffifipcr MONDAY, MARCH 14, 1966. SECTION B--Page B-l BKACI1 COMBING MALCOLM EPLEY IT'S not likely to be nation- rpQDAY'S good deed st . A ally televised, but there's concerns a $25 shoe story : pur- a-inile run event coming up chase certificate given by here March 26 that rales his son to Douglas J. Mac- special attention, if for no donald, a Pacific Coast Club other reason than the. age of resident, some of the contestants. Fortyish Dr. Richard C. Macdonald didn't need the shoes immediately and has Steiner, a pathologist, is the been carrying the certificate defending champ in the Com- around in his wallet. The munity Hospital's annual other day, when visiting the open challenge mile, set for county welfare office here in the'state college track at 9 connection with a business barrage by the Long Beac Naval Shipyard Employes As sociation will be directe toward the ship. a * * * AFTER mooring at 1 crew dependents will embai and at 10:15 the arrival cer mony begins. The official welcoming pa will board at 10:25 wh Â·- the Long Beach Municip nd ' entertains before and ter the ceremony. Welcoming remarks a r e heduled by Mayor Edwin Wade, Chamber of Comerce president Kenneth S. ing,.Independent Business eii-s Association, head .Harry 'ade, Rear Adm. Carleton Jones, commander, U. S. aval. Base; I.os Angeles, and ear: Adm. Walter H. Baum- erger, .commander,. Pacific ruiser-Destroyer Â· Force. Capt. P.rice.will acknowl- dge, then ;lake/ the guest leakers on a tour, of the lip. Capt. W a l t e r . W chwartz -Jr. : ,, executive offi- er, \yill .escort the rest of e welcoming committee. Capt. Price will be host a unch'eon aboard ship for the 4-man group. a.m: on thai day. matter, he dropped it on the three have signed up. look younger in their Hospital staffers compete floor, in the event, and at least Staffer R u t h Mcnshek All picked it up. There was no pic- address on the paper but she lures 'than Dr. Steiner, but resourcefully noted the nanie that may not make much .-o'f the. store and a certificate difference. Steiner has been 'humBen'Sfie'caired the store, running a mile every morn- established the ownership, iij'g, five days a week, for and gave Macdonald a ring, fou/ years. A" smairirTcidenl,' biif the "Community Administrator kind that warms the heart Walt Oliver will start the lan.d/rtjstorp faith, ra.ce by sticking a pin in^a "" "! = " balloon. The finish line is expected to be surrounded T 1 WANT to be fair, so am glad to add that the little by M.D.'s, nurses, therapists, sketch about saying "no" .to etc., which conk! turn out to kids, printed here the other be providential. eve, was first written by Teacher Bill Jensen for a A FTER eight months in P-T.A. project. Some P-T.A. Viet Nam, some of the 'ers have nudged me on this lime in combal. Marine On Ihis subjecl, Marion Doiiglas Siperly last week Easton, 3320 Poppy St., re finally got a brief furlongh ports her experience: andf went to Tapei, Taiwan, "At the age of one or two from where he called his it was 'No! No'." Tha parents, Mr. and. Mrs. Gor- worked. From two to 10, i don Siperly, 6290 " Ave., Long Beach. II was not the occasion for a quick hello and goodbye, and by the time lliey luck, had said all they wanted lo Knight was 'No!' That worked. From 10 to 20, it was '[ forbi' you!' That worked." That's futher advice. Goo -Plulo bÂ» HAY^OND J. OEURLOO SS TOURANCE FIREMEN BATTLE BLAZE ATOP STORES IN SHOPPING CENTER alleges he was contacted by Dr. Walberg and Rev. Davidson. He signed an agreement with the Cup lo deed over 20 acres of land in the Anza Desert seclion of Riverside County. The Cup agreed to build a rest home on the land and build Lipp a cottage on his adjacent Innd. Neither has been done and Lipp is attempting to recover his property, he said. A 77-year-old Los Angeles woman who had worked with the Cup in collecting fats and soap for the mission, was con- lacled, she said, by Dr. Waf- h'erg who told her he.needed , S9.000 to close escrow on thÂ« jhotel. She had agreed earlier, |she explained, lo will her :iome lo the Cup upon her death. DR. WALBERG, according to her statement lo police, suggested she give the home to the Cup now and that she would be given life tenancy in Ihe home. She agreed.on ondilion Ihe Cup make sqme ceded repairs on the home, contract was signed Dec. 0, 1964 and she gave the louse free and clear. The Cup iorrowed $9,200 on the home nd let the note default. "1 called several times and hey finally started paying on the note so the loan company voutdn'l take the house, 'hey've made no repairs. In act I haven't seen them sincj signed the house over." * * * * A SEAL BEACH woman, 70, Â·uid a recent widow, gave Â» lo-inlerest loan of $2,000 lo he Cup for Ihe holel project- She heard aboul it through Ihe radio appeal. "If the Cup of Cold Water Ministry is in financial trou- iite," she said, "they can jusl keep the money. 1 gave it In memory of my husband and H wouldn't be right for me Ip sue to get % it back." . ; Rev. P. % Earl Fry of 11722 Cypress St., Orange, said -his wife, Blossom, had listened lo (Continued Page B-7, Col. I) 150,000 Blaze Sweeps Â· : T~1' Â· Â· f Â· -"PI! ' ' : ~ Macilic riaza Today in L.JB. COMMUNITY, SHOW --SI. Patrick's Day pro- IP gram, sponsorship Long : J* Beach Recreation De. . . . . . |a partmenl, I r i s h songs Vire which started explo-jmen responding 'to 'the alarm'::.stpck of rubber 'bicycle lires. moved iiilo the fire area andR and d a n c e s featuring .Â·. - ,,Â· , - . I._L A.-. - ': i " i.,,. r,..",rt,i n.*- m o(-!rt,\ii, 'u,r' iicinc,' hrpsithtnp hplri hnrk rmwds of snecta-'s ,ive'ly Sunday noon in a hob-|bh .arrival he'.found .flames Only |by' using breathing iy shop caused damage esti-ialre'ady sweeping, the Corner equipment could firemen give i . . 1 r-/\ rtnn !Â·,, f ...... l_l^,V,u;Xr- Clinit ivi/1 hii miner: r'lncP.iin hsl11 IP mated, at .$150,000 to four: shops at.Pacific Plaza Shop- )ing Center, . Pacific Coast i i g h w a y and Hawthorne Joulevard in Torrance. Thirty firemen wearing self- contained breathing apparatus iroughf the,smoky fire under control' one hour 'and 19 .minutes-after receiving the alarm at 11:59 aim. W E D N E S D A Y is City :oiiiity-State Day, with ac ivities beginning at 10 a.m At noon, the Port of Lon. ?each will host Capts. Pric nd Schwartz, and departmen heads at the Reef Restauran The--city .Armed Service Commission,, mayors and o; 'icials from cities surrounclin Long Beach will view the shi at 2 p.m; Enlisted, men will be honored at a 7:30 p.m. dance in the Armed Services YMCA. Thosepnduty Wednesday will be feted.Saturday night. Â· + Â· * * * CHAMBER of Commerce members, ;Long Beach 'Port Ambassadors and skippers of the small-craft w e l c o m i n g fleet will visit the ship Thursday at 10 a.m. All officers will be guests at a T h u r s d a y luncheon All fire in ruins of the shops Hobbies Shop and burning into the attic and roof. A second -alarm brought additional'companies. Deputy Chief Robert. Lucas .directed a battle which finally halted the blaze after the hobby shop,,a bicycle shop, a cleaning, shop and a laundromat were burned. the fire d e s t r o y e d 99% of the merchandise in the battle. held back crowds of spectators. The shops destroyed oc- Fire investigators said the 3laze flashed up in the norlh- west corner of the .hobby shop,, near a wajev heater; and spread fast among "supplies of chemicals, paint, fuels, glue and other materials. . Mrs. Mary.Lou Christie, 52. co-owner .'of Ihe shop,- was was not extinguished until 2 hobby shop and bicycle shop, p.m. Cleanup units remained!fjre.officials said in their esti- at the scene until nightfall. I mate of damage. Voluminous Battalion Chief John-Aga-'black smoke poured over the cupied places midway in a long one-slory, red brick building, with Vein's Market at the west .end and the W. T. Grant department store at the east end. A bakery between Ihe burned laundromat, and the markcl was saved. : overcome by, smoke and was jl,f 5rni//7 taken by ambulance to Little: / U l l f l - OU VVU, by Company nf Mary Hospital,) where she, was treated and re-i leased. No injuries to firemen pi'to headed the first com-jarea from burning tar roof-|were reported. panics of Torrance city fire-|ing material a n d . f r o m a big] Torrance p o l i c e quickly Myasthenia Gravis Fund's Meeting Hears Neurologist .Â· - .0 ' - - Â· . ; O hosted by the city in the In- ternatiohal Towers. Friday morning at Downtown Long Beach After Car Falls on Him . B y - B E N ZINSER- Medical-SCiÂ«KÂ«* Eetilcr From medical school on,!myaslhenia gravis." i p a l i e n l (emotionally dis-|patient as a neurotic, turbed) from the one wilh Friends summoned liy woman who heard moans for help lifled an auto from atop its owner Sunday after the car slipped from supports while he was repairing it. . Edward L. O'Brien, 23, of : j2140 W. Wardlow Road, was ilisted in fair condition wilh performers.of N o r t o n !Â« Dance and Voice Studio j of South Gate, followed | by old time and square .| '% d a n c i n g ; Municipal Â·' Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. R E C I T A L --. John Barry, organist, playing music from prebaroque to contemporary periods including ' compositions ,, by Telemah'n,' Handel; f St. Luke's E p 1st o p a I 7.-Church,'Seventh Street f and Atlantic Avenue, ij 8 p.m. LECTURE -- "Plain and the Modern World," John Berberelly, assistant professor of philosophy, Long Beach State College, Lecture Hall 150, noon. the average physician learnsj it is little wonder, he to dread certain types of.neu- lnote j | t hat the MG patient rotics, a medical' specialist said Sunday. Consequently the doctor may miss a diagnosis of the neuromuscular disease myasthenia gravis, noted Dr.-How- and the physician often have special problems in the realm of doctor - patient relationships. If the doctor misses the ON THE OTHER side of'i nea(J and cnest injuries Sun the coin, when a precise di-j d i l y n 'g ht in tne intensive-care agnosis is established, the unit al Si. Mary's Hospital. MG p a t i e n t may become! Â°' Brie n was working on the "fearfully educated" ahoul the disease and "tyrannize" car about 1:30 p.m. in an alley at the rear of 326 W. 10th St. the doctor. iwhen the accident occurred, diagnosis, he may treat Ihejmay err. , ,, . Â· - . . . 'according to Police Officer In this respect, the patienl victor p Â£ rez Anaheim Youth Opportunity Center Ordered The U.- S. Department nf Labor Sunday approved a Youlh Opportunity Center for Anaheim, to be staffed by 18 persons and serve an estimat- Mrs. Nornia Smalley, of 932}Â«1 53,\40 Orange County ard Strong Barrows, associate B2 professor of neurology at USC f As-'School of Medicine. i said, may learn all about my- had been rjRIFTWOOD -- Margaret *-^ Zeiss recalls when Signal Hill was called 'The Pin Cushion." Removal of the say, 30 minutes consumed. The bill: S120 at $Â·( a minute. Father Siperly says it was derricks makes that strictly worth it, but he wonders if a memory . . . Lucius Beebe, sotpe sort of discount rate the bon vivant and writer might be worked out for who died recently, had a service men under such cir- fancy private railroad car of cumslances. 1 suppose there Ihe kind used by big shots in arc a good many practical the old days. The car is for problems involved in that sale, in case you're interest- nunciinn hut it's nrovoca- ed in snrucine uo vour sociales will be aboard and at 2 p.m. a naval shipyard management group and directors of its employes' association will visit.. . question live. Meanwhile, but it's provoca- ed in sprucing up your travel facilities. Bill Fiset of I hear fre- the OÂ«k)and Tribune says a quently of ham VSdio, hook- prime prospect for purchas- ups whereby .service, men ing it is Bobby TJarin., ; '. Ihe Carpet Sells For some of the symptoms Â§ Quickly With mvasthpnia eravis are sim- ?*: *- * . of myasthenia gravis are sim- jj ilar to Ihose seen in hysteria $ (in TV Set, Radio, Stereo Stolen From Apt. A burglar forced open the front door of an apartment and stole a television set, a stereo unit, Â£ radio and $6C in cash, with a total value of $565, police reported Sunday. Jacqueline J. Schaedler, of 4617 E. Ocean Blvd., said she or neuroses, he told the an- y nual meeting of the Califor- | nia Chapter of the Myaslhenia g Gravis Foundation in the Bev- Â·;} erly Hilton Hotel, Beverly 3 | } i I A.(l _., i- Â· j i-i n 1 1*11 a. i^ui urn ojJiaucy. ui ju*.-- - - , - - - - a - - ,, The patient, 'DrÂ· Barrows] chesmul Ave said snc neard !young people from Id to 21 - --Â· l r n all about my-)nan moaning for help . years of age. ivis mu ne s 'Â»i|i oo i(ed into Ihe alley and saw Primarily intended -to aid ng about anato-, a fom sl - ick - mg out f r o m undenyoung persons needing prep- my physiology neurology,; , ho forci compac , car . | araticm (or jobs , t he Anaheim pathology and differential di-' she ca ,, ed Boyd Ernerson Jf acility _ and 152 similar a S nosis - JDon Keller, William LeBan centers in 124 other locations At the annual busihess ses-j and Car , Huntlcy, all of 326| Hills. T- - i , Â· Â· wr f I . J I I U ^ t l l i l t m l n - J * , 0 1 * Wl wÂ«*w "Sold 40 square yards g sion, Mrs. M.Karel Spak and| w |0th street anc | tn ey carpeting V, Raymond Gillingham of Long Â· Beach were elected to the '-T want ad, the buyer even look it J chapler's board of irustees. up from the floor for S Â· * ' * f me, reports Mrs. Ada i A NEW GRANT of $2,500 ! i Scheer, 723 E. Fourth St. a was presented to Dr. THE SIGNS thai can con- | you'll find cash value lus S. Rose, nrofessor hoisted the small sedan and across Ihe nation--will provide counseling and testing lo increase chance's of finding freed the gasping victim, who jobs through the' Neighbor was beginning to "turn blue," said O'Brien hood Youth Corps, Job Corp$ and Apprenticeship Information Centers. Â· Â· fuse, he said, include double vision, muscular weakness, fatigability and paralysis. Myasthenia gravis, or MG, ^ fast, efficient I.P-T clas is a disease characterized by || sified want ad. For Ihe great muscular weakness and progressive faligability. . . , . ,, . . "The disease is difficult to % classified ad-viser will activities dealing with myas recognize" Dr. Barrows ad- |j Toll out the c?.rpet for | thenia gravis. The presenta '^;,^,^ 0 l eS n 0 I?l n fd d " r Â«sr' J and'"elurned eir there: m ,,,*,, ,, **Â«, r,r, . ^ ^ ^^ in all your unwanted f, rology at UCLA Center for! hounchcld furnishings Â£ Health Sciences, for research! when you seli with a ^ inlo MG. i A special citation was; ^ awarded to The Independent,] hot line p h o n e HE % Press-Tele gram for its medi- 2-5959, where a friendly | cal-news coverage of research over there''--make : telephone singer. The plushi, cjare. x : is..: c b n l a c t s w i l h h o m e f o i k s . i l placidly gathering dusl on a !Â»Â·""Â·Â« Â·Â·Â«Â·Â·Â«Â· - nmncu. .-. .Â» --.j Â«,...--...- ,- . * Vn ,, na .,.- a ,.,, ir sourjds like a greal program, siding at Stocklon. find the door standing open.ldifferentiate Ihe psychogemc ^r.^.^.;-,-!,:^-i^^rffir^ Y o u n g, ne scior. arrived home from work to milled. "H is very difficult to fy vou - Â« tion was made by Robert Minnesota Picnic Former residents of Mower County, Minn., will gather for their annual picnic at Bixby Park next Sunday from 11 !a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Prowler Gels $600 i j A thief who pushed open an unlocked window stole a (camera and accessories valued at $600, plus $25 in cash, from the home of Michael J. Williams. 66G9 Delta Ave., police reported Sunday.
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