Independent from Long Beach, California on April 4, 1963 · Page 26
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 26

Long Beach, California
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Thursday, April 4, 1963
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21 HISTORY INDICATES 12.5-PERCENT TURNOUT FRIDAY MALCOLM EPLCV CHOULDNT - t h e r e be. ·^ steaday or periodicany.'a reappraisal of traffic regulatory devices, just to see if they are stifl needed in places where they were placed yearj ago? To our hardworking city traffic authorities. I hasten · to say the question did not originate with me. It came from an engineer friend of mice. He thinks some old procedures and regulations have been outmoded by changing circumstances. If such a study is undertaken, here's a suggestion: Let's see if there aren't too inany of those red-lettered signs which prohibit right turns against the red light Especially in the central area of Long Beach, it seems to me that traffic movement is unnecessarily hampered by there prohibitory notices. Under the law. as most people must know by now, a right turn against a red light is permitted if no sign prohibits it and the driver first stops and then enters the intersection without interfering with other traffic. This is a sensible California device. If no prohibitory sign is needed at busy Lakewood and Carson (and none is there) certainly there are a lot of midtown intersections that could be cleared of them. Light School Board Vote Forecast By BOB HOUSER History of four most recent biennhl school board elections points to a 12.5- percent turnout ia Friday*! vote to select three to the five-member board of the Long Beach Unified School District. The '251 polling places win be open 7 "» m, to 7 pun. The poll addresses are contained on sample ballets mailed last month to the district's 166,623 regis- tered voters. Persons need-' _ ing information may call Board of Education election h e a d q u a r t e r s (HE 6-9331. Extension 401 or ·402, S am to 5 pm. today and during election hours Friday. LKUSD has a population of about 420,000 and includes almost an of Long Beach, al| of Signal Hill and Avalon, · , about two, thirds of Lakewood and some county territory outside the city limits. Bars win remain open during election hours. Incumbents seeking reelection are Dr. Dwtght C Sigworth, board president, seeking a fifth four-year term; JeraM S. Jacobs, serving the unexpired term of Labaa H. Brewer, who resigned, and Ted Sullivan, named after the death of president Dr. Walter H. Boyd last October. Challengers are Marvin R. Allen, teacher-aircraft i n s p e c t o r , 2SOS Charle- magne Ave^ Mrs. Borgny Baird. attorney, 4221 Chestnut Ave^ Dr. James M. · Crawford, d e n t i s t , 4519 Pepperwcod Avei; Arthur D. Guy, attorney, 545 Havana Ave.: A r t h u r P. Moore, real estate. 54SO F_ Hill St; George F. Reinhard, physical scientist. 6740 Nixon St, Lakewood, and Morris Shechter. 4521 Graywood Ave. None of the candidates has developed compelling issues although most have stressed the Three Rs" in their literature,' advertisements and campaign talks at candidate meetings and coffee hours. Fewer than a half-dozen press releases were submitted from the entire field other than their campaign - announcement stories. v Some observers indicated voter turnout might be boosted slightly above the normal by the spirited interest of a Parents for Rafferty group, remobilized af- ter its part in the election of state school superintendent Dr. Maxwell Rafferty. Registrations canceled for vote in last November's general election have cut eligibility rolls by 19.277 under the 1961.board election regis- . tration of 185502--a year of high registration on the heels of a presidential year. Under recent election- code changes, absentee ballots had to be returned by last Tuesday, and 77 of 85 applied for were received. They will be counted after polls close Friday. Dr. Francis Laufenberg. director of the budget and election officer for the LBUSD. said conclusive results are likely to be available as early as 9 pun. Friday due to the expected low turnout, typically averaging fewer than 100 voters per polling place. Ele c t i o n headquarters will be the Dewey Continuation High School. 235 E. 8th St "DILL Tallman. the ever- losing D. A. Hamilton Burger in the Perry Mason shows, in town for appearance at a Magnolia Theatre production, says he tried a while back to get a chance to win a case of two in the tv trials." Raymond Burr (Perry Mason) was off the show for a while, some guest stars were to be invited, and he proposed that he be allowed to lick them in court. Asked to suggest some prospective opponents, Tallman said he could think of some losers right easily. He named Richard Nixon, Adlai Stevenson and T h o m a s Dewey. · The actor says that Author Erie Stanley Gardner denies that it occurred to him, when he chose Hamilton Burger as the name for the P.M. ' show's D.A-, that this could be so naturally shortened to Ham Burger. But T a l l m a n wonders about that Anyway, his kids were quick to pick it up. "When they go into a restaurant they order a daddy sandwich,'* said Tallman in a rambling account of his experiences to the Kiwanis Club this week. ^_^__ \ A DO to the methods some _ resourceful gals use to meet the possibility of trouble from mashers and molesters on the street at ; night: Pepper, held in the hand and ready to be dashed into the eyes of the annoyer or possible assailant A bus driver tells xne that he totes home late at night some nurse; who take this smart precaution. CO MANY letterj and eom- *^ ments have come on the subject of ancient cars I can't begin to report them here. Obviously, a lot of people treasure memories of experiences with the early day machines. At least a dozen wrote to remind me that the EMF was jocularly referred to in its heyday as 'Every Morning Fixit" or *Evtry Minute Fixit" Cecil Winis brought in an old bill of sale covering his father's purchase of a Franklin ia 1907 in Seattle. One of the accessories was a "storm front" which Winis assumes was a windshield. But that brings to mind something else about early day transportation that may jog some memories of old-timers. I speak of the ·'storm front" for buggies. A$ a tot, I rode sometimes with my father b Nebraska and it was a great i=y when there was a storm and he put on the storm front It was aa oil-cloth affair with isinglass window and a slot for the harness reins. It was pretty exciting, riding snugly ia the enclosed vehicle with rain or hail beating on the top and the storm front Some will remember. Independent Tie SoelKZcuuT* M. Fixftt J/ormlujj JVnryaprr THURSDAY. APRIL 4. l?3 -f ( gi B-l 2 Contractors Charged With Lien Forgery Two Long Beach contractors who. specialized in uilding home additions were accused Wednesday ol ilking their customers by leaving them with construction bills the owner thought already had been paid. Charles Robert Evans of A\\ El Paseo Ave. and Les-j er Hortoa of 10618 E. Dow- 1 ey-Norwalk Road, NorwaDc. were accused in a complaint JOE WELEYTR . . . Guarded Changing County Joe Has Many Memories, Only 1 Bullet in Head By BOB SCHMIDT Joe Welever's wallet contains the usual identification cards, credit cards and assorted bits of paper that men carry. . Plus a few things most men don't have. Such as a commendation card from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. And a commendation card from the Los Angeles County sheriff. And an X-ray of a skull. The skull is Joe's. It's pretty much like the skulls most of us carry around, except for the bullet in it Joe got the bullet in his skull 25 ycirs ago, when he was just a rookie deputy sheriff. * * * HE'LL PROBABLY BE ASKED to tell and retell the story of how he got shot in the head when a hundrec or so of Joe's friends gather at the Lafayette Hotel Friday to help Km mark the end of a 27-year career with the sheriffs department Welever has been the bailiff for Superior Court Judge George Francis for the past five years. Before that he drove a radio patrol car for 15 years and worket at a variety of duties for the other seven years. On March 12. he was 60 years old, and the rules say he has to retire. Retirement for Joe means working fun time in the workshop-laboratory he plans to set op in his Long Beach home and lending his voice to the Long Beach chapter of the Society for the Preservation of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America. * * * WELEVER 1L\S HAD THE opportunity to observe Los Angeles County grow from a rural agricultural area to the burgeoning megalopolis it is today. Before that, back in Camden, New Jersey, he worked for severa ssued by the district attor- ey*s office of three counts of orgery and three counts of grand theft Dep. Dist Atty. Richard F_ Smith said the two men operated Economy Constructors, Inc. at 2119 Curry St "he firm no longer is in business. * * * · THE COMPLALNT accused [vans and Horton of forging Sen waivers from subcontractors, then leaving their customers with unpaid construction bills. The lien waivers are, in effect receipts showing that subcontractors lave received full payment rhe subcontractors, I unpaid,) 1 · . . i Cafe Theft Hearing Date Set Mrs. Laureen H. Farrow bookkeeper at the plush Captain's Inn restaurant at the Long Beach Marina, Wednes day was arraigned on five counts of grand theft Mrs. Farrow, 33, is believe* to have embezzled more than $5,000 from the restaurant Municipal Court Judge J Merrill Lilley, before whom Mrs. Farrow, of 1750 Corona Ave, appeared, set her preliminary hearing for Monday She is currently at libert; after posting bail of $1375. Mrs. Farrow was arrestet last Thursday when a ban notified the restaurant's cp took action against the owners. Under the state civil code, the property owner is liable' 'or payment of subcontrac-! :ors,' ; The complaint named four erator, George C. Heinrich, that the restaurant's accoun was "seriously overdrawn.** City lo Auction Cars Saturday Thirty-one city-owned ve- rictims who said they were hides--passenger cars, ligh defrauded of a total of $990'trucks and motorcycles--will in three building projects in be offered for sale at auction August and September. They were Mr. and Mrs. David C Deaton, 3514 Cerritos Ave_, who said they were bilked of $349; Mr. and Mrs. David Dutro, 125 Rh-o Alto Canal, at 1 pm, Saturday in the cit lot at 816 W. Fifth St Vehicles may be inspcct« today and Friday as well a th« morning of the sale. They are of various vintages from $276; and Dr. Jack Ljebcrmanll953 through I960, of 661 Stevely Ave. and Rich-l A 25-per-cent deposit is re- ard M. Nelson of 1100 Obispo quired at the time of pu- Ave, each $365. 'chase. 'RIGHT OR WRONG' By BOB GEIVET Internal reorganization was effected Wednesday at Costa Mesa's Fairview State Hospital, where charges of maltreatment of some mentally retarded patients brought two supervisory changes and a series of investigations within a week. Dr. Zuleika Yarrell, associate superintendent of Patton State Hospital and one of the few women in such supervisory service, took over acting superintendency and medical direction of Fairview. Dr. Yarrell was named to the post by Dr. Elmer F. Gal- president of Douglas Aircraft Co., called for a resurg-'iont, deputy director of hos- ence of nationalistic feeling in the United States'P iul *«««* for the State Wednesday, as he addressed the Rotary Club in the I P' rtmcn of Mental Hy- Lafayette Hotel Gting Stephen Decatur's! JAMESON, past national More U.S. Pride of Country Urged By GEORGE C, FLOWERS Frank Card Jameson, bald but youngish (39) vie MARITIME . UNION MOHE TKOURLE FOR SS ACArULCO Sixty-five Italian members of the 265-man crew of the luxury liner SS Aea- pulco Wednesday placed pickets along the Wilmington dock where the ship is berthed. The Italians, supported by the National Maritime Union, refused to sail the ship until their back wages are paid Probed State Hospital Gets Woman Director DR. ZULEIKA YARRELL assignment of personnel as yet except to put registered nurses in direct charge of intensive-treatment wards. He added that "none are planned" at this time. Dr. Galioni admitted that "differences" between t h e nurse s and technicians "played a part in the problem we face." Fairview, opened in January 1959, has 1,970 patieats of all ages. It is bunding 10 more wards for 676 more beds, and plans that this will be its capacity. However, original planning was for 4,000 patients. · · · · MANY OF the patients are "in for life," it was explained, but some do recover suffi- giene. He had replaced Fair- vieVi superintendent. Dr. jHyman Tucker. Monday after -My country, right or wrong."[president of the Navy League Tuc k er went on sick leave for Jameson said the United.and head of many corpora- ,- ~. disorder dtsrrivd » S t a t e s w a s slipping as a world p o w e r because it was years with another concern which had the good fortune D o s i n g t h i s to be affected by growth. feeling. The concern was the Victor Talking Machine Com- |_ Th* U.' N. pony, which was putting out a fairry-recently-developed i' * * 8 o o d product called phonograph records and also made the [forum, a good phonographs -- VVtrolas, they were called -- to play them on. Welever says hell tnisi his friends at the Long Beach County Building, and his friends, at the party Friday, will let him koow that they'll miss him. Judge Francis says "He's competent, reliable, and pleasant to work with. What more caa you say about a man?* * * + ABOUT THAT BULLET in his head Joe spotted two holdup men he'd been tracking. caned for help, and waited, as good officers are trained to da The men began to leave before the help arrived, however, and Joe had to stop them. One of the men pulled a gun and fired a shot just as police assistance armed. The bullet struck Joe alongside his right eye. The man was shot dead. The other ran away, but was caught a short time later. Welever spent two months in the hospital. He was supposed to stay longer, but then he wouldn't have seen the 1933 Rose Bow] guns', so tie got op out of bed aad went to see the game. Friday night bi» friends--including judges, lawyers, clerks, and ether bailiffs, win be on band to help him many corpora tions. is vice president for plans at Douglas. H; was inducted into Rotary membership here Wednesday. Jameson said one of the 'greatest production records an eye disorder described as a retinal thrombosis. · · t · SlfE AT OXCE ordered registered nurses to be in charge of security wards -where alleged abuse of some [were manfuactured. He said the space-age future is almost indescribable. stances of using force on patients.' "It is difficult to cope with and manage unruly patients,' he said, explaining that physical restraint sometimes is necessary. "It does not necessarily indicate negligence," he insisted. Iteam of three women visiting the hospital last weekend as representatives cf volunteer organizations dedicated to h e l p i n g mentally retarded children and adults. Until the RNs were put in 'ever made in industry was __estabEshed in Long Beach jforum, 'place to talk. jbat we don't look to it for JAMESON action.- he declared. | . . . . Jameson declared that in- "IT TOOK MAN about creasing federalization was, 5,000 years to break the catj ia pan, responsible for loss'barrier. It toe* that long to. e ." r f'·*·-·'- . :"·"- ( of National pride. replace the horse and the «" **d been supervising the · · · · [cameL Since then we have tan ? OF THE Pentagon, he said: broken the sound barrier,] 1111 !' "It reminds me of a log and the light barrier is next"] floating down the stream,! H ? * raj tharpry critical of| covered with thousands of foreign aid. Declaring "we ants. Each one thinks he is have given way J1CO bO- steering." [lions." he said that with that He said there have been no lease rate averages about 200 per year, he said. Meanwhile, a series of investigations was being correlated by probers from the state's attorney generaT* office. T e a m s of Investigator* from the Orange County district attorney's eifiu, Costa I1C MM Ui^JC I t 4 » C UC-CLIiJU. discharges, suspensions orre-| (Continued Page B-2, CoL 4) cf fe- . w " d » "* £*« * "^ *«? «£ *« mtensne-treatmem DR. YARRELL said she' . Jameson traced slipping amount a $1 mfflion hospital ( win "sue more directives to- American prestige in the and a $1 million school could °*Y- Sh« declined to discuss, world to rapid demobilization have been built in every state ,theBi until the hospital's after WorJd War IL Jin the Union "and we would.three dozen doctors. 85 RNs If we had maintained a have had great wealth left *^ 750 psychiatric tcchni-! strong anced sen-ice, we.over. 1 . . might have been able to ira-1 "We tried so harj to be vised. _^*..._ A*^ .. ~.S *U. »lhl^ ^^ ·..^'fCVd^f !«· *V* vr-vt*4sf t f c i » «VA TW pose some of the things we liked in the world that we believe to be good open the lost respect." the Douglas world." fc» declared. {executive said. cians on aD shifts are ad- Dr. Galioni told newspaper- world," ts declared. late [there are Wednesday that' c o n f i r m e d In-{ Today in L.B. CONCERTS--CorioUn Quartet, 8 pm. Long Beach Museum of Art, 2300 E. Ocean Blvd. Mayfair Community Church cf BeTlfTower wfll present cantata, "HaEe- lujah. What a SaviorT 8 pm. Long Beach Sunset Club, 140 W. Sixth St Municipal Band, 2 pm. Municipal Auditorium. PASSION PLAY -- Long Beach Congregational Church win present color slides of OberaaEnergaa "Passion Play," 7:30 pjn. Woman's City Cbb, 1309 E. Third St LECTURES -- -Investments; When lo Buy aad SeH" Jess Grundy, "JO p.m, Haghes Junior Kiph School auditorium. California Aveou* »t Roosevelt Road. *You and the Law: Heiri and the Inheritance Laws." Mrs. Borgny Baird. 730 pm, Marshall Junior High School auditorium. 5370 E. Wardtow Ro=i Both lectures sponsored by LBCC General Adult Divisioa. ON STAGE--*Born Yesterday," opening n:ght 8 p.ra, Magnolia Theater, 2400 Magsolia Ave.

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