Independent from Long Beach, California on March 22, 1976 · Page 18
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5-4--INDfcPtNUtM (AMJ · ux9 MKH, uni., won., mrcn a, nit INSPECTING the rotor of a new Hughes 500C helicopter they look delivery of in Long Beach recently are, left, Imporla- via pilot-instructor Rudy Ortega, and Alberto Molina, president of the Guatemalan aircraft agency. --Staff Photo COPTERS IN GUATAMALA (Continued from Page B-l) intermediate stations in the hastily organized airlift, averaging more than seven hours of flight daily with no unscheduled maintenance on the Hughes SOOC, the only helicopter of its kind in Guatemala. The greatest hazard to t h e operation after the telephone cable incident was dust, raised in intense clouds by I h c helicopter's down- wash on every landing and takeoff. "The countryside was a shambles," said Molina. "Most of the villages were reduced to rubble, landslides blocked e v e r y road. There was dust everywhere we went. "We also had trouble with dust when we were bringing in medical personnel or taking serious injury cases lo a temporary field hospital. We couldn't sec well enough on takeoff to be sure we weren't adding to the casualty list by hitting ' the frightened and desperate villagers trying to climb aboard." The airlift would not have been possible without the use of helicopters to clear airstrips and ferry supplies from the intermediate stations, Molina pointci! nut. "Tlie fixed-wing craft couldn't land until the airstrips were prepared, and couldn't take the supplies onward to the areas where t h e y w e r e most needed. Slides blocked all road transport. We couldn't have done anything without helicopters. "I made one IS-minute flight from Guatemala City lo check on my father's (arm at Sanarale, a small village in the ccnlral plateau. His house was damaged beyond repair, bul it was one of seven slill standing and he had escaped injury. Two weeks later, tlie f i r s t time the roads were passable, il took him 12 hours to drive inlo the city. Normal driving time is 45 minutes." S u p p l i e s for t h e helicopter mercy missions were flown from the central depot at La Aurora by a fleet of light aircraft organized by the Guatemalan Air Force and Civil Air Patrol. One of the fixed-wing pilots was Rudy Ortega, chief instructor (or Imporlavia, the helicopter and airplane agency beaded by Molina. "We don't have any idea how much material we moved during that week," Ortega said before tak- i n g o f f f r o m L o n g Beach f o r Guatemala with the new helicopter. "Wo just put boxes aboard until the aircraft was full. " A f t e r o n e delivery i n t h e Navajo 1 was flying, I checked (he weight listed on the boxes of medical supplies as Ihey wore off-loaded at the airstrip. It totaled more than 2.000 pounds. The listed payload for a N'avajo is 1,200," Ortega said. Seal Beach's Courtemarche City manager 'learned in a hurry'' M^//:--;' ; .v'^'" It was enough to bring visions of a resignation letter to even Ihe most hardened city manager. The manager, holding his post only on a tempo- ' rary basis, was conducting controversial hearings on a teen-age dance hall--a h i g h l y f l a m m a b l e community issue. His city shortly would be torn by a series of bitter recall elections. W h e n he did g a i n p e r m a n e n t appointment from his city council, it was by a ·!-! vote. Not unanimous, but b e t t e r than 3-2. D e n n i s Courtemarche, c i t y m a n a g e r of Seal Beach since November of 1971, was not exactly a grizzled veteran when he was first named acting chief administrator. He had lo learn fast. The hearings on the Marina Palace dance ball were about to begin. The recalls w e r e c o m i n g . C o u r t c - marche was 26. H i s f i r s t i n t e r i m a p - poinlmenl to the post was for the last half of 1970, and afterward, he went back to his old position as e x e c u t i v e assistant. Following the departure of his second boss in 1071, he won the permanent appointment. C o u r t e m a r c h e h a s never worked for another city, beginning his career in 1965 as an inlcrn. "There's bocn a tremendous c h a n g e , " C o u r t c - marchc said as he recalled the turmoil of his early days. "The recalls tended to dominate the business at hand. They were very e m o t i o n a l t i m e s -- y o u c o u l d n ' t concentrate on running the city." "I'll always remember the Marina Palace hearings (it was eventually closed); we'd have 300 or 400 people at the meetings. I was awed by the whole thing." How has he managed lo survive the t y p e of d i s p u t c s t h a t f r e q u e n t l y claim the city manager? "I don't think in terms of survival--if you do, you won't." he replied. SOLAR CELL ENERGY (Continueed from Page B-l) p r o d u c t i o n a mass--production technique is ribbon-strip development, in which the molten material is drawn out an opening in the crucible into a long, ribbon-like strip. When it's perfected the ribbon --strip technique will "help lower the cost, and that in turn will help build a market," Forney says. At present, the silicon raw material and the cost of manufacturing it into a cell account for about 60 per cent of (he cost of a solar-cell array, he notes. By 1986, t h r o u g h improved manufacturing techniques, Forney h o p e s s o l a r power "will be approaching competetive sUlus with oil." As the cost of oil increases, the pressure to substitute other energy forms and to save petroleum for manufacturing other products will lead to widespread use of solar power, he says. Forney doesn't know what the range of use of solar cells will be, but studies are being done on application of cells for uses "all the way down to portable radios" and "all the way up to the full central (power) station approach." E R D A plans to build demonstration houses to show how solar cells might provide electricity for the home, and solar cells already are in use in communications centers in the Middle East, on Coast Guard light buoys and on offshore oil platforms. He suspects, however, that a primary use of solar cells will continue to be providing electricity in remote areas where maintenance and manpower aren't readily available. Wherever- the cells are used, there will have to be some device to store the energy when tlie sun isn't shining. Possible storage techniques inc l u d e b a t t e r i e s , separation of hydrogen fuel from water through electrolysis, and pumping of water to high places for later release to run generators. Eventually, according to one estimate, solar cells might supply five per cent of the nation's energy. Forney, who doesn't seem a man given to overstatement, sees a "strong basis for moving forward and doing a goodly number of jobs" with solar cells. He doesn't know which jobs those will be, and which jobs will be done with other energy sources, but of one thing he's sure. Oil will eventually become so r a r e "we can't afford to use it for a fuel any longer." --^_' Panel to be asked to back bill banning agency shop BROWN-POTTO HEARING KID CENTER Support of pending stale legislation to outlaw the "agency shop" for California g o v e r n m e n t a l em- p l o y e s is to be recommended to the Long Beach City Council's legislative committee Tuesday. The recommendation is lo be made by (tie city's iiHergovcrnincnlal relations division. Tire legislation, Senate Constitutional Amendment ·13 introduced by S t a t e Sen. John Slull. R-Eseon- dido, would prohibit a person from being required lo join or pay dues to any organization as a condition of employment by any governmental body. «B» ' ^ TT'O- '^-tl DENNIS COURTEMARCHE ... SURVIVAL EXPERT -Staff Photo by C U R T .JOHNSON Banker to head board al St. Mary Patrick O'lx-ary, a vice president and trust officer for Ihe R a n k o( America, h a s b e e n i n s t a l l e d a s chairman o( the St. Mary Medical C e n t e r F o u n d a - tion's board of trustees. O t h e r n e w officers inc l u d e Dr. Ronald J. O'- R e i l l y , v i c e chairman; S i s t e r M a r y Alpbonsus Tallon, secretary, and Joseph Arcolio, treasurer. A r c o l i o is a B a n k of America vice president. Kdwin C. Bechler, presi- d e n t of Mountain V i e w Dairies, is assistanl treasurer, and Patricia Reeves of the foundation's office is assislanl secretary. E x e c u t i v e committee members include Dr. Orville W. Cole, K a r l D. Ilarriman, C. P. A . , of W i n d c s , McClaughry Cn.; Elmer Decker, board chairman, .Martin-Decker Corp.; Or. Walter P. Martin, and Robert W. Parkin, Long Reach city prosecutor. O'Lcary has b e e n a foundation board member since 1971. He also has b e e n f i n a n c e chairman and treasurer. The Foundation m a n ages funds donated lo the medical center. The law would apply to the state, cities, counties, school district's and special districts. A city staff report said t h e amendment "recognizes that there is a difference between the private sector and the public sector and, in the latter, a citizen should not be forced to pay dues or fees lo a third parly in order to be employed by his government." At the same meeting, the committee also is to be urged to support House Resolution 50S1 by Rep. Mark Hannaford, D-Long Beach-West Orange County. The bill would raise the earnings permitted for So- cial Security recipients lo S3.600 a year. U n d e r existing Social Security law, a person 65 years of age or older may not earn more than $2,700 per year without jeopardizing receipt of benefits, according to a s t a f f report. Support of the measure was recommended by the city's division of senior citizen affairs. The Long Beach Older Americans' Legislative Committee has made passage of the bill its top priority program, the report said. Approximately 72,000 Long Beach residents, or 20 per cent of Ihc city's population, are 65 years of age or older. SALLYeB.CARPENTlER EXPERT AND PERSONAL' COUNSELING FOR A. PROPER HEARING AID SELECTION. OVER ONE QUARTER CENTURY UNDER SAME MANAGEMENT IN THE LONG BEACH AREA. 508 ELM AVE., l.B. PH: 437-0666 Kick-off Luncheon! U,S, GRAND PRIX WEST S 5'° TICKET INCLUDES... FREE ADMISSION: To poddock area with Formula cars and afternoon practice session, box lunch, race poster, free drawings for motorcycles. MEET AND HEAR: International drivers and celebrities. ortd their mechanics. Former world cframpions. Bring the family! FRIDAY, (MARCH 26 -- 12 P.M. . LONG BEACH ARENA , .43BP GP -- TICKETS department heads, Courte- marcho feels that his age is no longer a factor in his working relationships. Spending all of y o u r l i m e in t h e same city doesn't hurt a manager p r o f e s s i o n a l l y , he believes. "You learn the business regardless of which city you're in." he said, "and 1 r e a l l y e n j o y t h i s b u s i ness." GERICAPS replaces GERITOL and saves you a dollar r Look for 4O tiibfet Geric,ij tallies In supermarkets and dnigMures. It costs .il k-.ist .1 dollar !c th.in tlio same siia bolt I c of Cierktol. i'w GprrcdpSi hwe the v»mr liiRh potencies of iron ami vilnmirts found in Gcntol. PLUS two D complex vitamins Anil, the iron in Gc/ic»p i*. more e.isity .ib^orbi'd by your body. Geric*»ps! Ask for Gericaps at supermarkets and drug stores. 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