Independent from Long Beach, California on January 23, 1975 · Page 24
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 24

Long Beach, California
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Thursday, January 23, 1975
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ti. c«m. Thtrv. j«n. n. it5 INDEPENDENT (AM) PRESS-TELEGRAM (PM)-A-^. /v Jenny model on display at Glide'er Inn Model of Jenny training biplane flown by U.S. Air Corp more than 50 years ago hangs from ceiling at Glide'er Inn sea food speciality restaurant, Seal Beach. Shown with it is restaurateur J e r r y Benzl, manager and partner of owner Nina Ben- ms. --Staff Photo ByTEDDTHOMEY 7 J .THOMKV. IF THEY KEEP GETTING ANY HIGHER, THE EDISON COMPANY'S BILLS WILL SPLIT THE HEA- .VENS --..I'm not the only one who's angry at the : E,dispn Co.- Many of" my readers are so enraged they are ready to take up arms against the company be- ·caiise of its drastic rate increases -- and the fact that "Edison had a gigantic 48 per cent increase in profits in 1974. The company enjoys a perfect ' position. It is a monopoly. We can't buy electricity elsewhere. So we Tnusf pay those outrageous bills while the company tries to calm us down with public statements that don't say anything. . · _««»J3ach time an electric bill arrives at my house it's like being struck by lightning. And the lightning will get worse, if the Edison Co. has its way. It wants even more money from us. It has applied for another giant rate increase that would add $339 million to its anticipated revenues in 1976. That's a 21 per cent revenue increase, enough to split the heavens. I'm sick of reading Edison's carefully written, soothing public statements that tell us such drastic rate increases are necessary because of inflation and the increased cost of fuel want hard facts in those statements. I don't want ·smooth generalities. I want to know exactly what Edison spends each month for fuel oil and natural gas. B want to know exactly what Edison spent for fuel firing comparable months before the energy crisis hit. *· t It is my opinion -- and that of my readers -- that ffie" Edison company has 'taken advantage of us. The rjubhc has grown-to accept rising bills as a fact of life. " Is it possible that the Edison Company has taken more « fjtun us than is justified by its own rising costs? The consumer groups and their attorneys should investigate and get the facts. ' 1 -The Edison Company enjoys privileges granted by tlre.Public Utilities Commission that would be consider- eri"i''obbery if practiced by individuals. Here's a hard- fact example: Frank E. Cunningham of 4238 Clark, Aye has a six-foot fence around his property that prevents the meter reader from coming in. The meter igadei must ask to be admitted. Therefore Cunningham knows whether or not his meter is being read. "*"For the period of last April to June, Cunningham was billed $26.46 by Edison. For the period of June to August, he was billed $26.69. During the latter period h|,was away on vacation for 28 days; only his refrigerator and freezer were in operation. His meter wasn't r|ad because of his absence. Nevertheless, even though he, used much less electricity, he was billed for his u|ual full amount. That's one of Edison's privileges; itJs perfectly legal. It's called an assumed reading. If the meter reader can't get in and read the meter, it is assumed that a.certain amount of electricity was used anyway. . . . · ' When the meter reader could again come in for his reading, he should have relayed figures to the company showing that Cunningham had been overcharged. Cunningham waited and waited for a correction and ' refund. When none came, he wrote a letter asking for payment. Edison's reply hit him like a bolt from the blue. He was given a pitiful 48-cent refund and charged an additional $3.16 because Edison claimed his meter was underread! The consumer -- one powerless. individual -- is helpless against a powerful multimillion-dottar utility with friends in high places. The consumer is found guilty without a trial. Is this fair? I'd like to hear an explanation from Jack K. Horton, Edison's chief executive officer. And please Mr. Horton -- will you give us facts? DEPT. OF THOSE LOW PRICES AT THE GLI- DE'ER INN MAKE US FEEL AS IF LIFE CAN BE BEAUTIFUL - People I a re fighting mad about ·puces t h a t soar higher land higher. And · that's !why a restaurant such 'the Glide'er Inn -- with ai| sensible low-price structure -- is more popular than ever these days and ^ , nights. Open for luncheon and dinner, the Glide'er Inn is truly amafcing, NINA serving gourmet sea food JUL i A N BENNIS specialities for dinner for QARZA as low as |2.65 and luneh- - eon creations for as little as $1.75. The Glide'er Inn, 1400 Pacific Coast Highway., is a different world. It's more than 44 years old, but doesn't look it. Immaculate and well-lighted, it is designed in the restaurant style of the 1930s and '40s. It has dozens of comfortable booths with high wooden backs that give the customers unusual privacy. It has an airplane motif because the Seal Beach airport was once located nearby and the restaurant was a favorite gathering place for daredevil pilots of a bygone age. It has been owned since the 1930s by Nina Bennis. Long Beach restaurateur Jerry Benzl has been her partner since May 1973, and he has helped Nina revitalize the place, turning it into one of the most successful and best-liked sea food houses in this area. When Mrs. T and I dropped in the other evening, (Continued next page) featuring S ® STEAKS SEAFOOD · COCKTAILS ~ OPEN FOR tUNCH AND DINNER "- OPEN 6 DAYS from 11 A.M. ClOSED SUNDAYS ,"' ' For Reservations: HE 7-7166 . )73i W. PACIFIC COAST HWY. LONG BEACH \ JOIN THE LOVERS . . . t h e many people whc have fallen in love with Alisio's fine cuisine INTEttAINMENT IUES. THIU SM. by )H»f VAUNTINE Op.n ftrlunthi "Inner Mon-Sal. 11 AH-J AM Cloitd SunlJor . ,5199 E. PACIFIC COAST HWY. LONG BEACH 59M323 ..ot Anaheim St. in the American City Bank Building^ RESTAURANT ENTERTAINMENT NIGHTLY WITH BOB WARREN 8060 FLORENCE AVE., DOWNEY RESERVATIONS 923-4011 Lunch Dinner Reservations 436-4388 Ctowd Swnrfac S29 E. SEASIDE WAY, It. flctffflfnl Of tfNi KonO A "Winmr Holiday Haaint Awai" RESERVATIONS (714) 642-3595 ELEGANT! CONTINENTAL CUISINE · Dinners fro«5.95 674 S.NORMAND1E* 382-7311 1,7 MOCK SO, OfWISHIH ircfx!® TMffiT£ Formerly .'." ," Executive Suifei; OAMCIN* lUWtMlOHJ; COCICTAIll OINNM ,, 597-507» 5»7-»506 ' · MM EAST ' : ''· MCIFIC CM8T BUT.. U. THE REEF NOW OFFMS YOU 2 GREAT DINING EXPERIENCES POLYNESIAN and 4ABUIESI JAPANESE TEPPAN"" STEAK TABLES with Performing Chefs En|rees . Sesame Chicken SS.45 Teppan Chicken W.45 Teppan Steak ; WM5 Teppan Shrimp J7.« All complete dinners include appetizer, soup, salad, steamed rtce, aromatic 9reen tea and des sert. Let Us Entertain You! LIVE MARIACHIS SUNDAY CHAMPAGNE NGRY BRUNCH SE 597-7771 9:00 A.M. to 3.-00 P.M. and WED. thru SUN. O U R GREAT C A R R I B E A N CALYPSO BAND 190 Marina Drive * , j Seaport Village Long For reservations!: phone 437-0558 Open Sun. thru Sat. from 5 p.m. 1200 Harbor Scenic Drive, Port of Long Beach Specialty Restaurant Corporation Near Ofange County Airport juit off McArthur Blvd. Mt,-wpo I B«aeh V Reservations: 71t 97»-HOO v Presents our -·« DIXIELAND : BAND and CHAMPAGNE SUNDAY BRUNCH 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. ({hwrtrr SEAFOOD · STEAK LOBSTER · COCKTAIlS New odditions to our regular mBno . ABAIONE FIIEI SIUFFED WITH C«A» . CIOPRNOBOUILIABA1SE . IOURNEDOES OF BEEF . SHRIMP SCAMPI . FIlEt MIGNON . NA8AGANSEIT SCALLOPS . SWOJDFisH · BED SNAPPED Entertainment by JANET GREENI Open 7 days -- lunch -- Dinner Anaheim at Pacific Coatt Hwy. Park Plena long »««h 597-655^ GREEKS LOVE TO EAT... FIND OUT WHY A T . . . B4PXDXKIS TWERNk 301 WEST SIXTH ST. al CENTRE ST. AN PEDRO ' 548-1186' a]G]E]G]E]G]G]G]E]G 'Wind rose RESTAURANT APPEARING MON. - Fill. PHIL SHANE alto KAVIKA'S SAT. - SUN. Happy Hour Daily d p-m. to 7 p.m. Phone 597-3607 110 MARINA DRIVE SEAPORT VILLAGE LONG BEAO^ feiwrittg C SEAFOOD · PttME III STEAKS o YUGOSLAVIAN and AMERICAN FOOD Cocblaib -- Enteficinmwt Fri. Sol. Swn. Open for lufKri and Di Reservations UMM» 915 i. PACIFIC at 9th, SAN PEDRO from 11A.M. to 8P.M. Serving Fine Food at Reasonable prices fprOyerjorears DM G now* einraifc: DO WNTQWN JN6 BE ACN JAVYOUR NEXT AFFAIR AT ROCHEU« ElEGANUANQUET AND CENTER splendor. r pony. ii ready to occommodat' ,, | rom W to 2000 person experienced banquet mar , JASON AND HIS BAND ERRLV BIRD DIHMER SPECIALS 3=95 SERVED SUN., 3 to 9 P.M. MON. thru SAT. 4:30 to 7 P.M. Superb Continental and American Cuisine · BANQUETS* DINING 3333 CAK6W0008I.VO. st Alrwrt Entrain* BUSINESSMEN'S LUNCHEON SERVED11:30A.M.T02P.M. Prime Rib Sandwich ... M. 75 BarbequeBeef M.90 Prime Rib Plate *3.25 Tender, delicious prime rib cooked to rare perfection. Treat yourself lo lunch at The Tenderloin. HAPPY HOill 11:30 A.M. TO 2 P.M. COCKTAILS. ENTERTAINMENT By the Two of Us Phone GA 6-5533 Open Tues. thru Sun. the 1 enderloin 4363 ATLANTIC AVE. STARTING 5 P.M. MON. THRU SAT. OUR NEW OYSTER BAR plus Special GHARBROBLED DINNERS «OZ. TOP SIRLOIN STEAK IJ.» ; 10 OZ. TOP SIRLOIN STEAK Sl.M : 10 OZ. NEW YORK STEAK )3.50 J PORK CHOPS ii-to . PRIME RIB S3-»; Ml LOBSTER TAIL 12 TO H OZ. «.25 ; Includes: Baked Potato, Salad Bowl, Garlic Bread. , | LINGERIE LUNCHEON FASHION SHOW | OPEN 6 A.M. Mon. thru Sat. Private Dlnins Room to K '. 2951 CHERRY AVE., Signed jIM -- 427-4829 ^ U Holes oi Goll Breakfatt Mon-Ttiur. 7-10 A.M. 3.00 BEER WINE heartwell restaurant 6700 E. 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