Independent from Long Beach, California on May 22, 1957 · Page 17
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Long Beach, California
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Wednesday, May 22, 1957
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/ SALEH ABRAHIM It a man with a problem. · He speaks at least seven different languages, , ,. But he has no one to talk to. What could bo worse? , . ABRAHIM, 39. Ii an Egyptian sailor. He has sailed the seas for 22 years, and until recently he was working aboard a British merchant ship which hauled cargoa back and forth between the U.S. ,and Japan. . . . . . . . . , ,, About a month ago, when hit ship, the SS Harpagon, was three days out of Japan en route to Long Beach. Saleh became violently 111. He couldn't retain food, but there was no doctor on board'and he re- celved no medical attention until the ship arrived here. Once here he was rushed to Seaside Hospital. The diagnosis? Ulcers -- that good old American ailment. And treatment was started Immediately. , V THAT WAS 15 days ago. and ever since the Egyptian sailor has been recovering on a diet of milk. He yearns for a big, juicy steak, but, even more than . that, he wants lomcono'to visit him. ,. (i . _ . . , ·.-.-.··/ I talked to Saleh Tuesday -In room 393 at Seaside Hospital. I . was the first visitor he'd had In two weeks, and t found him to be (Tmott Interesting person. W« talked of his wife and two .children In Port Said, Egypt, We talked of his world travels. He's been In practically every country In, the world, and wherever he goes he makes U a point to learn the language. Ho handles Engllih . almost as well as the Arabic languages, and he also can converse In French, Italian, Span* Ish, Creek and Indian. ·,, ' We also talked about the differences bejwecn the Arabic and English languages. I learned that while we write a sentence from left to I'lght, they do Just the opposite--from right to left. We even talked about the International situation, and according to Saleh, "We (the Egyptian people) . want no trouble. We want to be friends." , , : . . . , · · THIS THEN Is written In hopes that others, too, will take time to say hello to a lonesome sailor. Visit htm In person, or drop him a card, Ho'd be delighted. _ . . - . . , ' "They treat me nice--like a child--here at the hospital," ho said. "I've already written home telling of that." . ^ .' But he still longs for conversation . . . particularly with people from Egypt, Syria or Lebanon. · "Assure thtm that I want nothing of them," said the · sailor. "Juit talk." .. . We shook hands, and I left him nursing his bottle of milk. THE OTHER day a fourth- grade girl was reading aloud book titles In a local library, '"How to Live With Vour Uncle." she read. / .· " Hearing this, the librarian first gulped and then hastily checked the book title. It was "How to Live With Vour Ulcer." . ; ., } l .-,.v,..v. · · . . But the librarian was understanding. · j.; , ,, ·"After all." she said, "we don't know'her uncle. Maybe he It a pain In the stomach." MONEY couldn',1 by the kind of dliplay you'll find at the National City Bank, Third and Locust, Long Beach, -these .days. x . . ,, - - . · .-.,. . ...-, · '' There, In the front window and In three showcases Inside, you'll find nearly all medals, plaques and trophies Pat Mc- Cormlck won during her colorful career as queen of the women divers. , _ . '·' Awards for the 38 national ·championships Pat won are on . display. So Is the trophy given · her as the nation's outstanding 'athlete last year. And 10 are ' the four gold medals Pat won In the Olympic Games. ,. ^ ·Nope, not all the money In National City Bank could buy ' a display .like that. It'* a real tribute to a wonderful athlete! City Told of Need * . - . for Hotel "The City Council Tuesday side-stepped a sugges- tlon from the Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau that a special advisory committee be created to study the legality of long- term leases covering city- owned land adjacent to the ocean front as an encouragement to privately financed h o t e l and«motel projects. "We have enough advisory committee* ; now," commented Councilman Gerald Deimond 'This matter might well be nan died by the Council's bulldlne and ground* committee or the advl»ory public ,. improvement committee." However, hu and other Council members agreed that new hotel conitructlon as well Improved traniportatlon U neo essary to maintain Lang Beach'i competitive position at « tour- lit attraction. · · · · " BV UNANIMOUS vote, Council members referred the «ub- Ject to their committee of the whole for further consideration. The bureau's letter, signed by President Walter B. Havekorst. noted that condemnation pro- ceedlngs 'Involving the County Courthouse and Civic Center area, together with the transition of the Villa Riviera from a hotel to an own-your-own apartment facility, have resulted In a decrease of 400 hotel rooms In downtown Long Beach. · · · · "CONVENTION V O L U M E alone hk* doubled In the pasl three yeals," the letter continued. "And U becomes Increasingly obvious that a concerted effort must be made during the next few montns to attract to Long Beach some major new hotel or motel operator." It added that the Sheraton Hotel Corn, and the Western Hotel Corp. are now preparing to build In other West Coast cities, the former In Portland UNDER NEW FLAG Plaque commemorating friendship between U. S. Navy and Republic of China Navy Is presented Tuesday by Naval Shipyard commander Rear Adm. Ralph K. James (second from right) during transfer of USS D u k e s County, a landing ship, to tha Chinese Navy. 'Others attending ceremony at Naval Shipyard are (from left) Rear Adm. Robert Campbell, Naval Base commander; Capt Tsen ! Tlen-Chleh, Republic of China naval attache; Cmdr, Lu Wen-Wu, new command: Ing officer of the vessel; and (at extreme right) Mong-Plng Lee, R e p u b l i c of _ ! China consul general In Los Angeles. -- (Staff Photo.) . ., , . : .··...,, · U.S. Ship, Veteran of 2 Wars, Transferred to China Navy r · · . " ' . . · , , · Increase in Wages Request |i Night Jolf Independent Th* Southland'* M final Morning Neunpafur · · WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 1957 · ' By JAMES AU.KX U.S. Navy landing and the latter In Fresno. lar -projects have been Slmt COM' pleted or are under way In such cities as Anaheim, San Mateo, San Diego. Santa Monica and Phoenix, the bureau'said. Municipal^ Clerks Open ; llth Meeting The first formal session of the llth annual conference of the National Institute of Municipal Clerks was called to order Tuesday by Arthur J. Shlnners, prei- Ident of the convention and town clerk of Brookllne, Mass. During the day the convention split Into groups for panel discussions. City Manager Sam E. Vlckeri was the luncheon speaker In the "Lafayette Hotel and showed a film of Long Beach, v .,' - , ' · . . · · « , · · · ' . - . · DR. BALLENTINE HENLET, educational consultant, General addreik . today's tlnue under the command of our I Adm. Arlelgh Burke, to the ves' ship brother officers of the Republic!tel's commanding officer, Cmdr. Lu Wen-Wu. ' While tho Chinese crew stood at mention, the landing craft was turned over to her com mandlng officer, who vested heads of departments with their authority and set the watch. Rear Adm. Ralph K. James, commander of Long Beach Naval Shipyard, presented a plaque which c o m m e m o r a t e d "the staunch friendship between the United States Navy and the Nationalist government, Republic of China Navy, as signified by the transferor thlsthlp from the United States of America to the Republic of China." The transfer was made under provisions of the Mutual Defense Assistance Patt, which provides for the lending of American vessels to allied nations actively WHICH BOW fiction in iwo wBn was transferred to the Republic of China Navy Tuesday afternoon at Long Beach Naval Shipyard. The vessel Is the former USS Dukes County (LST735), renamed the RCS Chung Hsl, which -participated In five battles In the Pacific In World War II and three campaigns In the Korean conflict The transfer authorization was. read by Rear Adm. Robert Campbell, commander of the local Navy base.'The ship was accepted by Capt. Tsen Tlen- Chleh, Republic of China Naval Attache, Washington. D. C. · · · · · · ' "I KNOW THAT her distinguished career Is going to con- or tmna jMavy, near Adm Campbell said. He described the govemmen of the Republic of China In Tat wan as "a bastion against com munlsm in the Far East," The Chinese naval attache called attention to "the long tra dltlon of friendship between the navies of the United States and China." . "The support of the Unltec States Navy and the United States people has enabled Tat wan today to be the. right arm of freedom In the Far East," he said. "It Is the spearhead ol anti-Communist resistance." . . · · · · REAR ADM. CAMPBELL also read a personal letter from the U.S. Chief of Naval Operations. Mental Health Meet ; ^ Studies 'Happy Pills 9 An evaluation of one of the newer tranqulllzlne Motors, will, luncheon. Margaret (Peggy) Heartwell, Long Beach City Clerk, Is official hostess and chairman of arrangement*. Howard Gardner, associate director of the California League of Cities, will speak at Thursday's, luncheon session, and R. Adm. Ralph K. Jamen, com' mander of the Long Beach Naval Shipyard will be the speaker at the annual banquet Thursday evening--the concluding event of the convention. drugs--promazlne--will feature the annual meeting of the Long Beach Mental Health Assn. today. The meeting, open to the pub-l" lie, begins at 7:30 p.m. In thr Department of Public HcalU Auditorium, 2635 Fine Ave. Dr. Eugene M. · Blumbcr clinical psychologist, will nux erate a panel discussion on th use at promazlne, also known-a Sparlne. '· ' THE PANEL will Include D Michael 'J, Singer, psychlatrii representing private practice Dr. Roger S. Schock, psych atrlst of the State Mental Hy glene Clinic; Dr. Myron Fell :hlef psychiatrist (if Long Beac Veterans Administration Hos pltal; and Dr. Robert Klenhofe representing . general practlon ers. A 45-mlnute motion picture I scheduled to show experlmenta use of the drug on disturbed pa tlents In a Washington, D. C mental hospital. , . ... · * · · .MRS. WALTER Desmond Jr association president, will r* port accomplishments of the organization during the past year IT'S RAINING ^ · ; . . ; : - - . , - . - . . , - . . , . Two of three leading roles In Long Beach City Col. lege dramatic production, "The Rainmaker," are ' portrayed by John Wymore, 44 Corona Ave., and ·* Sylvia Budd, 1036 Coronado Ave. Three-act play C ; - will be presented at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday T-» In Lakevvood campus auditorium, Harvey .Way near. " Clark Ave.--(Staff Photo.). , L.B. State Shifts? of Faculty Seven new administrative assignments for staff members at Long Beach State College were announced Tuesday by Dr. P. Victor Peterson, president ·. Frapcls J. Flynn, dean of students since .1952, becomes administrative dean In charge of development. In his new position he will manage the planning of Tide Cut Vetoed by Council If Attys. Mark L. Taylo and Charles C. Stratton an to get a cut In the clty-stat tldeland funds, t h e y wl have to sue In court for 1 That was the effect of unanimous vote Tuesday by th City Council rejecting a twc million-dollar claim filed tw weeks ago by the Long Beac lawyers. Counctlmen acted on an opln Ion by City Atty. Walhfret Jacobson which mid tersely: "It is our opinion that th claim Is without merit an should therefore be denied." · · · · STRATTON and Taylor a«ke for the two million for the services as counsel for Fell Mallon In a suit which resume In a State Supreme Court ni Ing the city could hot spen tldeland money for upland pur poses and that the state was en titled to one-half of the o revenue. They contended their effort prevented the city from dls« paling an Immediate sum of S million dollars and an ultima! total "well In excess of 100 ml lion dollars." . . .. · · ' · · i i ALREADY pending In cour Is a suit by Atty. Theodor Gabrlelson, counsel for an Inter venor In the Mallon suit, fo compensation estimated at more than 14 million dollars. By unanimous vote and with out dlicusslon, the City Councl approved with W. threatened menace. by the Communist the physical development expansion of the campus. and SUCCEEDING him as dean of students, effective July 1, will be arl A. Russell Jr., who current, y Is associate dean for guidance and counseling. Both Flynn and lussell have been at State Col- ege since 1930. _ « Robert S. Hage~ who Joined he college staff as a counselor ast year, has been assigned as cling associate dean In charge f guidance and counseling. He ireviously held a similar post' Ion at Wain burn College Jn Kansas. , · . , · · ' · · * . . ' -' WIIXARD H. Van Dyke will erve as chairman of the Dlvl Ion of Education and Psychol gy for the 1937-58 academic ear, replacing Dr. Wallace Moore, who will be on sabbatical ·ave. Dr. Van Dyke, who came ) State in 1953, currently Is coordinator of school admlnlstra- lon training.' Robert B. Kindred will fill the xiiltlon of coordinator of school dmlnlstntlon training. A Jnem- er of the State staff since 1955, formerly was on the staff f the University of Maryland, · · · · TWO NEW positions h a v e been created In the rapidly ex- tiding Division of Health, 'hyslcal Education and Recre- tlon. Dr. Peterson said. Dr. Carmen P. Reid has been ipolnted supervisor of women's tyslcal education for the 1037. 8 academic year. She has been t State since 1951.' Walter C. Crowe will become upervlsor of men's physical cation. Crowe, who will receive s Ed, D, from' the University f Southern California In June, serving his fifth year on the tate campus. . , ' ,, « · · · ' · ,, ' ·.."· .. . DR. PETERSON · also an- ounced an appointment to fill n administrative staff vacancy. Robert T..LIttrell, now at the nlverslty. of Nebraska, has been appointed test officer. . Three Heavy Cruisers Back Home in L.B. Crewmen of three L o n g Beach-based heavy cruisers received a rousing welcome from hundreds of spectators, here Tuesday when the warships re« turned from the Far East. The vessels. USS St. Paul, USS Toledo and USS Bremerton, tied up at Pier 1, Long Beach Naval Shipyard, as wives, children and sweethearts waved excitedly and the band of Cruiser Division 5 played. The warships compose Cruiser Division 1, commanded by RearAdm. Roy S. Benson, who files his flag aboard the USS St. Paul. While on their six-month de ployment. the ships participated In day and night exercises as units of the 7th Fleet and visit a C $23,000 contrac McWhlnney fo services as a legislative advo cate In Sacramento In supper of subsidence abatement leglsla tton. ed .ports In Japan, .Okinawa, Formosa, the Philippines and Hong Kong, They were at Mel' bourne during the . Olympic ·Games, Commanding officers of the cruisers are: USS St. Paul, Capt. Allan L. Reed: USS Toledo, Capt. G. R. Wilson, and 7 Buildings for Marina Approved Construction of seven buildings at Alamltos Bay Marina estimated to cost $157,000. were approved Tuesday by the City Council. ·Councllmen a d o p t e d final plans prepared by Montlerth Strickland, Long Beach architects, and authorized City Mgr, Sam E, Vlckcrs to advertise for Immediate bids. Largest of the seven structures will be an administration building at the southwest corner of the perimeter of Basin 1. Headquarters will be provided for the marine director, harbormaster and Coast Guard, along with a kitchen and squad room for lifeguards and maintenance personnel. . , . . · ' · · · · ' -. i 1 · ' THE BUILDING will enconr pass 2,404 square feet on the !lrst floor, surmounted by an observation tower. A fire station of almost equal size will house a squad room, He Vainly Pleads for Crime Pal A b u r g l a r awaiting California Youth .Authorl- ty commitment tried un. successfully to save his . companion from a state " prison term Tuesday. "BUI (William Chesley Bonds, 21, of 943H Via Carmelltos) really wasn't to blame," David Malcolm Balblrnle, 20, of 3901 Maine Ave., told Superior Judge Joseph M. Maltby. "I planned the Job and talked him Into going with me. He has a lot more good traits than I have, and I'm the one 1 who should be going to prison." Bonds also pleaded for n County Jail term. Judge Maltby. however, noted his long prior record and sentenced him to one to 10 years In prison on a grand theft count, . The two admitted stealing cash, c h e c k s and · Jewelry worth $1.900 from the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Teeter, 5410 Myrtle · Ave.. April 13. Premium Rap Award of $64,000 for Property A $84,000 award In a con' emnatlon suit Tuesday paved he way for speedy start of Long Beach Civic Center can- tructlon but a dry represent live wasn't happy about It. The amount, granted by a ury In Superior Judge Joseph M. Maltby's court Monday light, was "way out of line," Assistant City Atty. Joseph B. .amb complained. The money goes to George G, .Vurzburger, hi* wife and sis- er, (or property at 129 Chest ut Ave., now occupied by VlC' ory Garage, , · . · " · · · · . LAMB SAID a city appraiser ut a $44,750 value on the prop- rty "and even that was high.' An expert called by Wurz- Mirger testified Its worth was .64,000. The lot, one of about 23 land arcels In the Civic Center area, the only one subjected to a ourt fight. Lamb said the city lade satisfactory settlements Ith alt other'owners. The city now will remove lalnlng buildings In the area, amb said. He and Deputy City Atty. Leslie E. Still Jr. represented the city In the four-day ourt case and Atty. Mllnor E. leaves was the owners' counsel. Disaster Plans Members of the Rick Hackers, unlor League and Assistance League heard Police Capt. Wll- am J. Mooney. assistant dlrec- r of civil defense, tell of local ans to handle disasters at A one-range pay Increase approximating 5.5 per cent for all 3,500 municipal workers was requested Tuesday by the City Employes Assn.' In addition, CEA asked ft* one-range premium pay for maintenance and emergency personnel working a night shift-* Total cost of both proposals; spread among all city depart* menu, would be $1,132,000 an; nually according to figures compiled by the city's budget and research division. The cost for tax-supported departments would be $796,600. , . . « . . , .',; . IF THE RAISES were made effective Oct. 1--the usual start. Ing date for city pay revisions-^ the cost for next fiscal year would be $849,000 In all departments and $397,500 In' tax-sup-' ported departments. · . . The association's request wai presented to the City Council In letter signed by Charles J. Movolny, president, and Paul M. Marcus, general manager. Cogn- cllmen referred the ' City Manager Sam E. Vlcken ·· and the committee of the whole. A 1957 survey of the city and : county of Los Angeles, the Loa · Angeles school system and the Los Angeles Housing Authority along with 779 private busmen , firms In the metropolitan area shows that salaries have In. '. creased 7 per cent as compared ·' with the 1936 survey, CEA said. ' · · · · ,. THE LETTER noted that '' premium pay for night work Is "sound and common practice, 1 ' \ a d d i n g "department heads throughout the city find It ex.. ' tremely difficult to recruit -or ' transfer employes to night shift ' work because U does not pay a differential." · , · ' Further requests for special salary adjustments . In several classifications "to insure proper .' Internal relationships" are to'.b* , submitted soon, CEA said. · ; , _ · · · · ( *' ' IN A SEPARATE letter, th« association aiked the Council to ,' adopt a new policy providing for payment of accumulated sick leave to employes upon their retirement. ' Under present city regult* lions,,an employe may take .12 days sick leave per year and carry over six days annually to a maximum of 90. But If he has no occasion to use the accumu- T atlon he Is not paid for It when he retires. ' , Said the CEA letter: "Many .' city employes during the course , of their careers accumulate tha , full amount of sick leave due . them because these people have · been loyal and diligent In their ; service to the city. . "There Is no doubt that many ' people upon retirement utilize · -. their accumulated sick leave, thereby posing a problem In re- placement in their positions. 'We feel It would be a good · policy for the city to view this · matter realistically and pay do* . cumulated sick leave Upon re. tlrement." , i . . . . ' . meeting Tuesday In the Police USS Bremerton, Capt. Raymond workshop, dormitory and utility women also toured the City Hall. THE COUNCIL also referred to the committee of the whole ft request for lifeguard salary scales here on a par with those paid by the city and county'of Los Angeles. , · ; The request came from th« Southern California Council 'of Public Employes, affiliated with . the American Federation "of State, County and Municipal Employes, AFL-C1O. According to Hugh.S. MacColI, local repre- · sentatlve, tha lifeguards have , chosen to affiliate with tha union, · ,· MacColI said the basic salary range of Long Beach lifeguard* Is $328-$398 per month, compared with $355-$440 for both the city and county at Lot At)- . geles. Both of the latter jurlf- , dictions are expected to bf. · creise salaries with adoptlonf ' new budgets, he added. ,,, . ·· HEAVY CRUISER COMES HOME ) ·,, Navy men watch m foreground as USS St Paul moves Into BJerth 13,'Pier 1, Long Beach Navy Shipyard, Tuesday. St Paul and two othefr heavy cruisers. ' USS Toledo and USS Bremerton, returned after six-month tourfln Pacific. (Staff) ' Transit Bid % Hearing Set £ Application of Mercury International Transit Co. to link Orange County cities with Lone Beach Municipal Airport, Let* Angeles International Airport and Lockheed Air Terminal will je heard In Santa Ana Monday . by the Public Utilities Commission, ,1 The limousine service luik from Santa Ana and Anaheim to the airport, with a proposed , stop In Lakewood, has the back- ; Ing of the Long Beach Bureau of Franchises; .--

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