Independent from Long Beach, California on February 27, 1969 · Page 39
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 39

Long Beach, California
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Thursday, February 27, 1969
Page 39
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IN' SESSION SHAPING UP LaLanne comes on strong By CYNTHIA YARAK "Get those legs high! Kirk! One. two. three, up. down. up. down!" The KTTV studio in Hollywood was cold and empty except for six technicians, a reporter and .lack LaLanne, TV physical fitness personality scheduled to appear March 15 at the Independent, Press-Telegram "IN" Session '69. After the television show LaLanne emerged from his dressing room. He was accompanied by his white German shepherds, Happy and Walter, whose name derives from "We All Love to Exercise Regularly." LaLanne wore gold pants, a yellow and orange striped shirt, gold socks and gold shoes-a youthful outfit that helped keep his real age, 54, a guessing game. Actually the fitness expert is not secretive alioui his age at all; and often marks his birthdays with a public feat of endurance. He once swam the treacherous Golden Gate Channel, towing a 2500-pound cabin cruiser. One f u t u r e birthday he might swim from Los Angeles to Catalina under waiep-, ihoiigh preparations and planning for [lie t r i p might be "quile a problem." THOUGH LaLANNE was once "Hie weakest kid you ever saw," his four children (Yvonne, 23. Danny, 21, Janet, 17, and Jon Allen, 7, are in "perfect condition." And that's the result of good example, not pressure. "Talking to a 17-year-old is like talking to a wall. I try to demonstrate, not preach." If today's teens have time to drink Coke and eat hamburgers, they can afford five or ten minutes daily for calisthenics, LaLanne said. Even dancing is exercise, he indicated. And the more vigorous the dance, the better. "People should get up and move . . . the more they sil, the more they decay." Guest columnist Cynthia Yarak, 15, a sophomore at St. Joseph High School, wants to become a corporation lawyer; but she likes writing, 100, as she demonstrates by creating today's feature on Jack LaLanne. Miss Yarak, editor of "The Trouba- dor," belongs to student council and Latin Club. She is one of 12 young journalists whose stories on "IN" Session guests will be judged by a panel of Independent, Press-Telegram editors. A trophy will be awarded to the winning writer. instruction and facilities for fitness. Russia is an example, he indicated. "Those commies aren't dumb. They know that strong people make a strong nation." The more automated our society becomes, the more people will need to exercise, LaLanne prophesied. "And that will be good for business." La- Lanne operates gym and health spas in Southern California. Despite his concern for increased trade, LaLanne is no materialist. In fact, he frequently touts the emotional benefits of exercise. "When a man gets up in the morning and looks in the mirror and sees his body sagging and out of shape, he doesn't like himself . . . and if you can't like yourself, how can you have love and compassion for your fellow man?" LaLANNE GETS BY on five or six hours of sleep nightly. Too much sleep is an escape, he contended, like drugs or alcohol. The amount of sleep a person needs depend on physical condition, he added. "IN" Session events will be held March 8, 15 and 22 at Long Beach City College Auditorium. 4901 Carson Blvd. More information may be obtained by calling HE 5-1161, ext. 237 or by contacting "IN" session representatives at local high schools. School gym classes should be oriented strictly to calisthenics, he said. Exercise classes prepare young women for child birth and marriage. "No man wants a wife with flab." America should spend less on "space and this Vietnam nonsense," and more on adequate JACK LALANNE, who expounds physical fitness for young people and adults alike, will appear at the I,P-T's "IN" Session March 15 in Long Beach City College Auditorium. W 6WC/H 6-IO-INDEPENDENT (AM) PRESS-TELEGRAM (PM) Long Beach, Calif., Thuri., Feb. 27, 1«9 IN NAVY CIRCLES He pays court to a queen By ALMA KIRKLAND Stripped of her glamour in front of an entire city, it's no wonder the l a d y appears to have blown her stack... at least one of them. D e s p i t e appearances, this lady is quality through and through. Her regal bearing, as well as her slack, will be restored in regal fashion. This was assured by Capt. James P. Lynch, USN (ret) as he discussed the trials and tribulations of p a y i n g court to her Majesty, the Queen Mary, to Mine Force Officers' Wives at their royal luncheon aboard the Princess Louise. Even though she now resembles the "Gray THIS "WETTING DOWN" came before the party for Mine Force Officers' Wives . . . Mines. Eugene Jumper (left), Robert Fil/gerald and Paul Striffler. Ghost" that plunged gal- lanty into World War II troop movements, she is a monument of craftsmanship. "You will be happy to know I he Navy found the Queen's bottom in excellent shape... without a wrinkle and only a few barnacles," quipped the captain. Holding the distinction of being qualficd to wear both the submariners' dolphin and aviators' wings, Captain Lynch retired from the Navy in 1988 after 28 years of service. He now is deputy to Rear Adrn. John J. Fee, Queen Mary project director and Superintendent of Operations of the Queen Mary. "I can assure you I have never had a job quite like this one involving our girl-friend, the Queen," he said. "SOME OF THE problems can become night- marcs. We were flabbergasted when recent slorms produced currents of six knots at Pier J... accordingly we are concerned with the Queen's mooring." Capl. Lynch explained t h a t modernization without sacrificing her original elegance . . . anticipated traffic, and how to cope with i t . . .creating a fitting setting to house the Gem of Long Beach .. . these are all problems to be dealt with before she is opened to the public. With a d m i t t e d optimism, he sets the opening March, 1070. She is a lady not to he trifled w i l h according to the Cnplain. SAFE INSIDE the Princess Louise, Mrs. Thomas Doyle and Mrs. William Sorensen stand watch as they wait to sound the "all clear" signal. "One of the few limes she ever traveled with a convoy, during her transporting of servicemen, a cruiser had the timerity to cross the Queen's bow. Without missing a knot, she split the cruiser right, in half," he said with admiration. One member In the audience, Mrs. Peggy Mauz (Lt. Cmdr. Henry H., Jr.), is an old friend of the Queen, having crossed the Atlantic on her in 1956. The crossing was not without incident. Before she was out of New York harbor, one of the crew jumped over-board. II seems Hie gentleman in question had two real problems.. .a wife in Liverpool and another in New York. "Due to ihe man over- hoard, they had a life boat drill and my mother, re- membering the Titanic, kept saying to father, 'See Jack, I told you.' " Peggy upset the royal household by blowing out all the lights on "A" deck. "All I did was plug in my iron," she explained. "How was I to know about a-c and d-c circuits?" ROLLING OUT the red carpet were hostesses from Mine Division 73: Mmcs. Donna Jumper (Cmdr. Eugene), Kathy Doyle (LI, (j.g.) Thomas), Rose Dziedzic (Lt. Cmdr. Walter), Pat Striffler (LI. Paul), Marlene Jacobs (LI. Cmdr. Paul), Vivian Griff i t h (Lt. Jesse). Special guest, from the Woman's Division of thn Junior Chamber of Commerce, Armed Forces Committee, was Mrs. Smokey Ricks (Capt. Robert, ret.) who was responsible for the guest speaker. President, Mrs. J u d y Maher (Lt. Cmdr. Daniel) gave a royal welcome to newcomer, Mrs. Rose Lane (Lt. Thomas F.) and hade a sad farewell to Mrs. Liz Currey (LI. John), who after vacationing in New York, will join her husband in Guam. DITTY BAG: It's been a big month for Navy Wives' Club of America No. One as members cele- brated their 31st anniversary of nalional clubship. Mrs. Charles Bcarden president, proudly presented the original club founder, Mrs. Gayne Cutshaw, at a dinner in her honor at Rochelle's restaurant. Guesls from the nalion- al hoard were Mrs. Pearl Picrcy, National Chairman and Helen Tcnken, Chairman. Hostessing the afternoon of fun and filet mignon was Mrs. John Hershbcrger. Correction Wednesday, March 5, is dale for Navy, Marine, Coast Guard FoundaUon bridge benefit at. Allen Center not March 6 as announced in Ihe Sunday Independent Press-Tclegram Woman* Section. TicketTnfoZuon r a y be oblamed by calling ihe Commissioned Officers'MTMs Long Beach Naval Slalion. "inters Mess,

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