Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on July 16, 1961 · Page 17
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Raneho-Y-Kiddo Making Hit With Tots With -MALCOLM EPIEY" T\Q PEOPLE of other countries really despise Americans? From what little foreign traveling I've done, and from my conversations with those who have done a great deal more than I have, I'm convinced that the extent of anti-American feeling has been exaggerated in reports given U. S. people. The ugly American, I suspect, isn't as ugly as some are claiming. An experience of a Long Beach woman, Mrs. Opal C. Simpson, a school teacher, lends some solid support to this contention. YOUNGSTERS have fun at Camp Rancho-Y-Kiddo. Activities include archery, swimming and story as shown in photos. Camp is operated by Long Beach YMCA. Assisting is North Long Beach Lions Club.--(Staff Photos by Chuck Sundquist) TJAVING spent s e v e r a l years in Europe and having been to South America recently, Mrs. Simpson had never detected the anti- American feeling she kept hearing about at home. So she was much interested in a feature which appeared recently in Parade Magazine, a Sunday supplement of this paper, on the subject of w h a t Africans think of us. This piece showed pictures of seven Africans with quotations of t h e i r opinions about Americans. It happens that six of the seven made remarks that were friendly, or at least admiring, about the USA. To one man, Sheik Omar Abdulla, school principal at Zanzibar, was attributed an uncomplimentary quotation, as follows: "Americans a r e always busy, always in a hurry--no time for anyone, no time to talk or listen. Americans seem to know and care very little about the rest of the world. They are interestec only in themselves." WELL, this q u o t a t i o n * aroused Mrs. Simpson who felt the fellow in Zanzibar was mistaken. Being in the. same line of work, she took pen in hand and wrote him a letter, telling him so She made a sincere state ment as to her impression of the feeling of American toward other peoples. She must have made a pretty good case of it, fo Omar Abdulla promptly re plied with a flat denial of the attributed remarks. He said he was mystified that ha was so quoted, and hereafter would suspend judgment of what he reads in papers. He went on: "You need not be sorry, because I have not formed such an erroneous opinion of Americans (as the newspaper quoted me as having). I know America and Americans too well to do so. Only last summer I was in California. An officer of the State Dept. came to receive me at the airport. A pleasant g e n t l e m a n took me around your beautiful city and then left me with Mr. Adul Sultan of the Pakistan consulate. I was then on my way back to Zanzibar via Fiji, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malay, Ceylon, Bombay and Aden. I mentioned American hospitality everywhere I went. "This was not my first visit. I toured around many states in 1953 and I was overwhelmed with your generosity. I still have a suit of clothes presented to me by Dr. Charles Johnson. "My impression is that Americans do care about other people of the world. If you are to be criticized at all, 1 would say, "You take too much interest in other people" -- which is a good fault!" . Summertime Evenfs Provide Daily I Activity for Youngsters Weekly There's a camping program in (he city which excludes youngsters of the ripe old age of nine on the grounds that they are too old. It's understandable, though. For this particular day c.imp--Rancho-Y-Kiddo--is designed solely to accommodate boys and girls 6, 7 and 8 years old. * * * THE BOOMING day camp is run by the Long Beach YMCA with an assist from the North Long Beach Lions Club. It occupies an acre-and-a-half of ground immediately south of the North Long Beach Y. The 10-week summer camp program currently is in full swing. Over a thousand shrubs and trees dot the grounds ; which are enclosed by a chain-link fence. Day eamp hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. * * * : A VETERAN staff of professional youth leaders, both men and women, are in charge at the camp. Sixty youngsters attend each weekly period. They take part in a comprehensive program which includes group games and activities, archery, nature study, a story-telling hour, chapel and swimming instruction in a large outdoor pool, which is separated from the camp grounds by a stout fence. Boys and girls bring sack lunches. The YMCA furnishes milk for the noonday meal. Slate Fare, Route Hearing for Wednesday TAKING TIME out for lunch at Camp Rancho-Y-Kiddo are Marc Smith (left), 6, and John Oury, also 6. If you are 9, you're old for this camp. rh Streets; on First Street l.'ohling sys- em between Alam'tos and Chorrv Ave- ws; on Seventh Street lihhng ivslem crween R«io.":(Jo Avenue ar.d Pacific oait Hichwav. PrcMied renewal of ccnkacl with /. C. McWhinacY (or leaii'alivt repre- enl alien services. Revision of agrce.Tienl v*irh tiller Co. lor ccnslrixiion of soul rpHE contrast In the person- 1 al letter and the Parade quote is as mystifying to me as it is to Mrs^ Simpson. The magazine is edited in New York, and a copy of this column will be foi warded in the hope of getting some comment from the lady photojournalist who authored the Parade feature. Meanwhile, we've got a signed statement from Sheik Abdulla that he thinks jwe're o, k. Council's Calendar City Council agenda items or Tuesday. Request from Long Beach Area Bov oul Council for TftfeJand Oil Fund as- jtance in development of Sea Seoul Te. Civic League Tetter uroinj turner sfcdy ' "' - - - - - jyd Music Flr.e A r f s R'dg. a.-__ enfer b«fcre submission of bend i AoceaS Ifcm Panning Ccrnmiss'cn deft! of a DC! ic al. o.i for addhion to apart- cnt house at 5321 E. Ocean Blvd. leaning date 1o be sel.) Cilv Ptannine Cornmrss'cn reuoj rcocscd 7orte char-ce nt Pioneer I ard arxJ iQSIh Street, n un;ncooperated rrlfory. Junior Chamber cf Commerce rcques! Police Hunt Walker's Safecracking Bandits Police Saturday were seeking two burglars who got more than $5,000 from the safe at Walker's Department Store al 4th Street and Pine Avenue after tying Company Requesting Rate Hike By GEORGE WEEKS A two-fold hearing on proposed bus rate increases and route changes will open at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Veterans Memorial Building, Broadway and Cedar Avenue. Testimony is scheduled to continue for three days before the State Public Utilities Commission on Long Beach Motor Bus Company's application for higher fares and a city petition to revise two routes. Independent- \AFL-CIO State Meet Here in '62 SUNDAY, JULY 16, 1961--SECTION B EDITORIALS PAGE B-2 up the janitor. 2 LB. Area 3r ·spon irstiic \V-r.os Over The janitor, Eldcn Morris Jr., 34, told police he was] le" accosted on the building's! ^ ^ fourth floor by a 8 unman !RgSJQg[f|f$ Dl6 Wor I edion .......... _ _ rolecl; resort bv cily manage i. RcsoluNan determining ifiaf nub!:c Tn- irest reQ'jirci widen:r.g of San (a Fe venue be|-*ce.i Arlfnorcn SI reel aid 'ardlow Road. Ordinances pprmflline aliach merit of R-3 Hearings on o reposed Improvement of air-west d!!evs In blocks east of Maine rd Daisv Avcniws beivtesn ' and Suriy- iiherlv Conlract for sn. :-V/cst; to D Sr M Sorlrkloi iklcr system in E[ Dorado _ «st; Prismo California Co. and .. O, Ravfn Co. for reflective coat in; laterlals and traffic line str.ping; Kovs Vpclinc Conjtruct'cn Co. for repface- nent artf r«Da r r of gas mains, Reports on tfon.it'orv of iion fund _. :ilv of Los Anctfes Ccunty: feasibility f uiina former A'r Base txiildinss as anteen; arrar.emenls for 19il v/orld Vater 5Vi!ng Tournament. Proposed investrr.ent of iMO.OOQ fn U.S. reasurv notes. Proposed permit with AvaTon Naviga- ion Co. for rer.tal of office space al Javy Landing. Marine Corps Unit Hits Reds Marine Corps League and Auxiliary members of the De- artment of California Saturday added a ninth plank to he platform against un- American activities proposed jy the Freedoms Foundation of Valley forge and endorsed -y the department last Oc- toher. It states: " L e g i s l a t i o n [should) be enacted to outlaw communism and any sub versive groups or organizations that tend to overthrow o u r constitutional government and the free people ol our country." Frank T. Versage, retiring commandant of the league said the turnout at the I.afay- wearing a handkerchief over] iiis face. Morris was pushed imo the cashier's office where he found the safe door open and the gunman's partner stuffing moneybags into three suitcases. The janitor was tied to a chair while the men ransacked the safe. The gunmen then took Morris in the elevator to the basement, where they tied his hands to a metal bar on the ceiling of the elevator car. Morris freed himscif by untying his bonds with his teeth, -le ran to an exit and called 'or help from passers-by. Morris t o l d officers the )urglars were equipped with such safecracking equipment as pry-bars, acetylene torches and sledge hammers. ette Hotel, was one of largest he has seen. the Seize Fullerton Man n Depot Robbery FULLERTON--Police have arrested Raymond Henry Hol- ;uin, 30, of 227 E. Santa Fe Ave. in connection with the robbery last Thursday of the Santa Fe depot, only two blocks from his home. In Smashups Two Long Beach-area residents were killed in out-of- state traffic accidents early this weekend. Georgeanna Schroeder, 26, of 1502 Lotfia Dr., Apt. 8, Hermosa Beach, died in Kaiser Hospital at Honolulu Saturday. Miss Schroeder, a Long B e a c h schoolteacher, was thrown from an auto when it collided with another car in the Waikiki Beach area. Miss Schroeder had arrived in Honolulu Thursday for two weeks' vacation. Matt Skulich, 27, of 15617 Normandie Ave., Gardena, was killed in a head-on car- truck collision on the Seattle- Tacoma highway south of Seattle Friday night. His wife was unhurt. His passengers, Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Rosen- thai of El Monte, suffered serious back and chest injuries. Red Cross Class The American National Red Cross is offering another first aid course in the boys' physical education classroom at Hughes Junior High School 3846 California Avenue. Periods will he from 7:30 to 9:30 Wednesday evening beginning July 26 ending Aug. 3p r . The company is seeking a 25-cent basic cash fare, a 5- cent raise. It also is asking these additional raises: Token prices, from 3 for 50 cents to 5 for $1; additional fare for each extra zone, from 5 to 7 cents; school tickets, from 12 rides for SI to 20 rides for $2.40. * * * «: DOCUMENTS FILED with PUC by company officials report a net loss of $10,163 during the first five months after schedule and route curtail ments were placed in effect last Oct. 30. At hearings last September PUC staff engineers, apparently underestimating the resentment of riders againsl service cuts, had predicted an annual profit of §96,076. City transit spokesmen will fake a hand in the fare case. The degree of their opposition will depend on the testimony as it develops. The most recent fare increase was in June 1958. On the proposed route changes the city faces opposition from both the company and the commission staff. Chief Engineer Henry E. Jordan of the Bureau of Franchises said he will make a YOSHIKO WATANABE of Hokkaido, Japan, makes a pretty picture at Long Beach's first International Trade Show in the Japanese exhibits section in the Municipal Auditorium.--(Staff Photo) PRODUCTS, ENTERTAINERS Teen-Ager Snatches Purse From Woman A 75-year-old woman lost $13 to a teen-aged purse snatcher, police reported Saturday . The victim, Mrs. Minnie V. Wright, 1218 E. 1st Street, said the thief, a boy 15 or 16, grabbed her purse from her arm at the corner of Florida Street and Orange Avenue. lAvenue. plea for rerouting of buses away from the narrow and unstable stretch of Ximeno Avenue between Broadway and Foui(hi Street. THE BUREAU'S* proposal, approved after repeated complaints from Ximeno propetty owners, is to have Broadway buses turn north and Fourth Street buses turn south on a business street, Redondo Ave- ue. Crisscross movements of the two lines now sends 298 buses daily along Ximeno Global Trade Show Here Ends Tonight Long Beach's first International Trade Show, drawing crowds to the Municipal Auditorium to see exotic and modern exhibits and entertainment from foreign countries and America, will have its big day today and will finish its three-day run at 11 tonight. The interesting exhibits of products and crafts from around the world and from the United States, together with the twice-daily entertainment shows at 2:30 and 8:30 p.m., have brought a steady stream of spectators from the Long Beach area. The show itself is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Today at the afternoon entertainment time there will be a special fashion show where "fashions from Israel"-smartly styled knitwear of a new kind from the Jordan River Country in the Near East--will be shown. It will be offered by Aled Originals, Ltd., of Los Angeles and New York, with Lee and Eddie Katz of Los Angeles, the Southland distributors, staging the show. Murdy Named fo 3 Committees State Sen. John A. Murdy (R-Santa Ana) has b e e n named to serve on three corn- vice-chairman of the Water Resources Committee and the Agricultural and Educational mittees by the Senate Rules Committees was announced Committee. by Sen. Hung Burns (D-Fres- Murdy's appointment as no). Announcement of five new conventions to be held hera and a major push to bring more major conventions and trade shows to Long Beach was made Saturday by the Long Beach Convention Bureau. Howard Jones, Convention Bureau manager, said latest to slate conventions here are: State AFL-C1O, Aug. 19-24, 1962, 2500 delegates. California State Square Dance Association, May 31- June 1, 1963, 10,000 persons. National Phi Beta Psi, July 8-11, 1963, 300 delegates. International China Painting T e a c h e r s Association, Aug. 1-3, 1963, 400 delegates. Pacific Coast Electrical Inspectors Association, Sept. 18-21, 300 persons. THREE OF THE a b o v e groups are booked tentatively to hold their sessions in the new auditorium and exhibit hall slated for completion July 1, 1962. Plans for an intensive program in the East to bring more convention and trade shows here were approved by Convention Bureau officials headed by President Robert McNulty. "Long Beach will soon have one of America's finest auditorium facilities as a result of the combination of the existing auditorium and the new arena now under construction," said McNulty. "We f i n d ourselves in a most competitive program to attract the lucrative convention and trade-show market and the Convention Bureau is planning an intensified effort to reach these customers by direct mail, personal contact and other means." * * * + IN THE FISCAL year ending June 30, Long Beach was convention site for 81,732 persons attending more than 130 gatherings. "Convention d e l e g a t e s spent an estimated $9 million here last year," McNulty pointed out. He stressed that this money represented a "smokeless industry" which contributed substantially to the entire local economy, particularly hotels, motels, resr taurants, retail stores and | suppliers.

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