Solomon Jailed--But Whoa! Not His 'Pets' By ;B1LL DUNCAN County kennelman Frank M. Jones used the wisdom, of Solomon when he decided against taking three cou-. gars arid three very large African^ lions into custody. Solomon, you see, was animal drainer Milliage LeMar Solomon, 55, of 1107 Washington Blvd., Compton, who Issued the words of wisdom from the booking cage at Lakewood Sheriff's station: "Don't try to handle my lions. They are a one-man animal." Jones listened to the warning after loading up a Labrador Retriever dog, a St. Bernard dog and a Gold- en Gibbon ape -- part of Solomon's traveling menagerie parked in a used car lot at 16530 Lakewood Blvd., Bellflower. Today in Long Beach L E C T U R E -- Long Beach City C o l l e g e forums d e p a r t m e n t : "Capital Gains and Losses," in "Federal and State Income Taxation" series, by Travis White, Boyd High School auditorium, Eighth Street and Locust Avenue, 7:30 p.m. . Jones had been asked by Lakewood Sheriff's deputies to remove all the animals and take them to the county pound for protective custody. Solomon objected and issued the warning. Jones explained neither he, nor the County Pound, was equipped to handle the "large animals." It is basically, he concluded, a sheriff's office problem. The unusual set of cir- c u m s t a n c e s surrounding Solomon . and his animals began at 11:25 p.m. Sunday when Deputy Kenneth Rickey stopped Solomon's car in Lakewood for a minor traffic violation -- a malfunctioning tail light. Independent The Southland's M. Finest Morning Newspaper ' TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 1966 SECTION B--Paga B-l MARKETS ON PAGE B-4 Incidence of Flu Here Slightly Above Normal Rickey ran a routine check and found two traffic warrants for Solomon. As lie took Solomon to the station for booking, the animal trainer explained he was en route to buy some chickens io feed his lions. He explained the lions and other animals were in cages on the parking lot where he plans a week-long show of sticking his head in the mouth of Caesar (an African lion) and wrestling lions. He has scars to prove it. "1 must feed them," he pleaded. "They are hungry." The lions were still hungry when Solomon finally raised the $265 bail money at 3:30 a.m. Monday and ought some food for them. S o l o m o n t h e n went irough his act as a pre- iew for photographers. An upsurge in Asian Type A-2 influenza throughout the Southland was blamed Monday on secondary infections and relapses among earlier victims. Dr. I. D. Litwack, L o n g Beach city health officer, said the number of new cases being reported locally is "about normal" for this winter-end season. S a m p l i n g s through last Friday placed the absentee said, 50 secondary-school ant rate in local industry at 4.3% of the total work force among reporting plants, he said. The season normal is from 3 to 4%. Student absenteeism in the Long Beach Unified Sclioul District also was reported near normal Monday, but an increase was noted in teacher illnesses. 70 elementary-school teacher were absent--and 10 of these reported for classes in th morning but were unable tc remain because nf recurren illness. BEACH COMBIKG MALCOLM EPLEY By day's end, a spokesman Dr. Lilwack said among flu victims OOME uncomplimetary re- m a r k s a b o u t Long Beach's City Hall lead off one of our periodical summaries of what readers write about to this dept. "You remarked a while back that many people had never seen the City Hall. They never missed anything. I can't understand why the City Hall has been allowed to deteriorate into such a disgraceful looking mess of chipped stucco and faded, peeling paint. It's disreputable 1 o o k i n g,"--John Kiernan. "I'm against people whn condemn youths about the way they dress or wear their hair. What difference does it make how. a boy cuts or doesn't cut his hair? School authorities should learn to understand the younger generation. I raised four sons and what didos they used to cut. Some people told me they'd be in jail before they were 20. Not one of them ever made the hoosegow."-O. E. Wisner. QIGNAL Hill is a favorite ^ topic of my readers, this being a typical comment: "Reading of P e r s h i n g Square's Christmas t r e e a while back caused me to wonder why some enterpris-. ing civic s e r v a n t hasn't thought nf erecting such a tree on top of Signal Hill. It would be a magnificent sight. You should also note that people without cars have no means of p u b l i c transportation to the top of the hill. One trip an hour shouldn't tax the bus sys- 'tem too h e a v i l y . " -- P . A. Williams. "A tardy thanks for the interesting items about Fred Wilson,.the old bike pusher. I hope the guards at Camarillo let him push a bike around the grounds occasionally. Can't imagine him living without that privilege."--Peggy Cooney. "Regarding t h e f a l l o u t from tile Edison and L.A. Dcpt. steam p l a n t s , even here in Belmont Shore the cars are filthy in three days. The air s m e l l s like Pittsburgh much of the time."-Mrs. L. H. Stevens. "PROM time to time readers protest that some highway speed limitations, especially on-city streets, are not realistic. Typical: "I want to protest designation of Bixby Rd. between Cherry and Orange as a 25-mile zone. It is wide, well traveled, protected by stop signs, etc. M a i n avenues entering it are all posted higher. I think it's posted too low because it makes a good place to park a r a d a r car to trap un- L. suspecting, safe-driving, tax-paying citizens. Why don't they use the radar cars to trap real speeders, unsafe l i n e - s w i t c h e r s and dragsters?"--Milo R. Baughman. "Maybe p e o p l e would drive more carefully if highway signs pointed the way to mausoleums and hospitals. And how about a sign n o t i n g approach to Slaughter Alley on the highway south?"--Otto Petri. "Gov. Brown wants $350,000 to fight juvenile delinquency. Meanwhile we abolish prayer in our classrooms, the Bible from our schools. . . . One. editor in Illinois remarked, 'Don't worry, kids, if you can't read the Bible in school you can read it later in prison."--Mr. and Mrs. Harry Van Waveren.-- ."1 contradict the theory that all kids are delinquents or going to be. I had a flat tire on Woodruff, and while waiting for a service station attendant a young man pulled up, asked if he could help, and to speed things up got out the spare tire and jack. For me it was an enc o u r a g ing experience."-Mrs. Robert Lowery. "I noticed an item from a woman who said she couldn't find a Flag without a pole and kit. Such Flags are for sale here and our place has Flags in stock without kits small ones to those 20 by 30 feet in size."--Fred Taylor of Taylor Son. "Regarding your v o t e r registration note, you failed to mention that if a citizen has changed name since the last election, re-registration is necessary. S o m e people are still getting married, you know"--Jerrie M. Smiley. relapse slricke weeks ago apparently have be come widespread in [he Lo Angeles-Long Beach area particularly among adults. * * * * MANY OF these person did n o t convalesce 1 o n enough;" he explained., "Th virus weakened their system and lowered their resistanc to other, infections. "Influenza sufferers mus accept the fact that Hie dis ease can linger for weeks, he said. "They simply mus take it easy until full recov ery is made, slow down the normal activity and get moi than usual bed rest. Those who don't folio these precautions may be ei dangering others, and them selves risking relapse and se nndary infections which cou he more serious th'a'ri tfie 'i itial flu contagion." Board Approve Shoiver-Locker Room at Wilsot Preliminary plans for $100,000 shower-locker room addition to physical education facilities at Wilson High School were approved Monday by the Long Beach Board of Education. Contract for the construe tion is e x p e c t e d to be awarded by July 1 with completion this fall. BUSY DAY 2 Brothers in Court on Burglaries Monday was a busy day n c o u rt for the Dickie Drothers. Robert Carl Dickie, 29. appeared in municipal court Before Commissioner Loyd Lavender, who bound him over to superior c o u r t w h e r e he'll answer six charges of burglary. And Ellwood Dickie, 21, appeared in superior court, where he pleaded guilty to a separate count of burglary before Judge Max Z. Wisot. Robert, of 2194 E. 17th St., is being held in lieu of posting $11,000 bail, and is scheduled to enter his pleas on March 29. Ellwood, of 646 W. Third St., is free on his own recognizance until his April 25 sentencing hearing. T h e brothers were arrested Keb. 26 and questioned on a series of burg laries, most of which occurred in the B e l m o n t Shore area. l,P-TWantAd Keeps User's | Phone Lively -, "Our phone rang c.on : | tJnuously frorii purl, P-Twant ad and we were ^ able to re-rent our house jj before the present tenants vacated," reports Jan Van Tassel, 8218 H a r r i s o n - St., Paramount. Plan ahead and save yourself rent loss by using a tenant finding I, P-T classified want ad. : For the hot line to a full | house phone HE 2-5959, j from l.akewnod phone i ME 3-0764. -staff Piwlo by CHUCK SUNOOUIST IT TAKfcS TWO TO TANGLE Solomon (the man) and Caesar (the beast) romp and rassle to draw in latter's cage, currently parked on a used car lol in Bellflower. Lion has no other name, while master's full monicker is Milliage LeMar Solomon, occupation, trainer and sometimes tamer of beasts of the wild. Slain Yank Wills $4,000 to Beloved Viet Orphans Showalter Elected C of C President Harold E. Showalter, vice president of financia management, Douglas Aircraft Group, was electe president of Long Beach Chamber of Commerce Mon day to succeed architect Kenneth S. Wing. Others elected at a Chamber board meeting were first vice presidenl, Gene Bishop of Insurance Securities Trust Fund; second vice presidenl, Don Ohl, Independent, Press- Telegram editorial page editor; treasurer, Bob Pierce of Hammond Organ Studios of Long Beach; corporation secretary, Harry J. Krusz, executive v i c e president of the chamber. Showalter, 51, who has held many executive financial positions in 29 years of service with Douglas Aircraft Co., is a native of Texas and was graduated from Abilene Christian College in 1936 with a bachelor of science degree in accounting. He and his wife, Johnnie Lee, live at 3560 El Dorado Drive. By VERA WILLIAMS Two of the three wishes of c. Sammy Hartzell, 22-year- d Marine kilted Friday by mortar blast in Viet Nam, ill be realized. As he requested, $4,000 of s insurance money will go a Viet Nam orphanage. As he requested, Hartzell ill be buried on a tree- overed hillside in Pennsyl- ania. But he was not able to ring home two Vietnamese r p h a n s to rear them in merica. The story of the wishes o he young Marine who was reared in Nnrwalk and educated in Norwalk and Artesia schools came to light as his brother, Marine Pfc. Mickey riartzell, 20, of Camp Pendleton, and his sisters. Miss Donna Hartzell, of 13964 E. Ramhurst Drive, La Mirada, anÂ«i Mrs. Nanette Raymer, of T;03 S. Cambridge St., Orange, left Pa.. Monday for to attend his Weslover, funeral. Hartzell's body was brought to Westover by his brother, C l i f f o r d Hartzell, a first sergeant in the Special Forces in Viet Nam. Mickey expects to be sent to Viet Nam April 4. * * + + SAMMY, who enlisted in October 1964 and was sent to Viet Nam last August, was sympathetic to the plight of Vietnamese orphans. He had hoped, when he returned, to bring a couple of them to be reared in America. He hoped that when they were grown they might return to Viet Nam to help their people. Last December Sammy wrote his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hartzell of Westover, that in the event of Hotel Permit for 'the Cup' Lengthened A permit allowing the Cup if Cold Water Ministry tc se the Hermosa Billmore Hotel for the next six months vas issued Monday night by he Hermosa Beach Planning bmmission. The ministry, headed by radio evangelist Dr. Clarence Theodore Walberg, acquired he 42-year-old beachfron property in 1963 for a mis sionary and youth center. I also was to be used as a re tirement home for Christian senior citizens. The ministry, which re sortedly took in more thai 5500,000 to refurbish am modernize t h e l a n d m a r l hotel, now admits the mone has largely disappeared. * * Â» * NEARLY 100 of Dr. Wahlberg's followers quietly attended the Monday meeting in which planners said the newly issued permit would be USS LONG BEACH City to Welcome Our Ship Today "Homeward" bound, the nuclear cruiser USS Long Beach was steoming northerly off the Mexican coast Monday night, right on schedule for today's big welcome in her new namesake home port. The city of Long Beach, the Navy and private civic groups revoked meets unless the minimum H. E. SHOWALTER Takes Over April 1 standards--an additional 56 spaces beyond the present 20. Dr. Wahlberg told the com- miFsion that his ministry already has purchased two adjoining lots for parking use. The ministry also faces problems with the Hermosa The Chamber announced tr- '.t the officers wil! assume thur new posts April 1 and that the 1966 annual meeting will be held in the Petroleum Club April 22. 8160,000 OKd for Landscaping I. P-T SHU Bweao SACRAMENTO -- Another one-mile section of the Long Beach Freeway will get landscaped roadside areas. The State Highways Di vision, budgeting $160,000 Monday called for bids on beautifying the freeway are; in Long Beach from Pacific C o a s t Highway to Willow Street. Slated to be planted are 195 .rees, 1,555 shrubs and 280,ministry 000 iceplants. Bids will be parking opened April 21 in Los Angeles. will stage gala ceremonies this morning to honor the ship and 1,000-man comple ment on their completion ol the 6,000-mile voyage from Norfolk, Va., via the Panama Canal. The cruiser is due in the outer harbor at 8 a.m. . will be boarded by press per his death, he would like $4,000 of his $10,000 insurance money to go to a Viet Nam orphanage. Donna Harlzell went to the bank Monday and from a safe deposit box took a "just in Case" letter he had sent her last Thanksgiving, to be opened "if they have to send me home with a flag." THE letter, addressed to lis.parents: "Dear Mon and Dad: Today is Thanksgiving and I am gong to write you a kind of just-in-case letter . . . . I t seems like the Lord and I understand each other pretty well and that is such a feeling of comfort. I feel sort of like a well- tuned-in radio receiving the right programs loud and clear. If things here don't work out as we had hoped and planned, let's be grateful for all the ood times, we had together Our lives have been pretty good, I think. I know for sure s far as I'm concerned I've lad wealth when it comes to Â·eal living. "When my time comes I .hink I'll take it as contentedly as an old, old man who lad the very best the world las had to offer. I would like to be close to you to be of comfort to you all but not so close that I bring you sadness. A nice hill with lots of trees in Pennsylvania will be just fine for a resting place." The Hartzell family lived in Norwalk from 1949 to 1962 while the elder Hartzell operated a furniture store, Fascinating Furnishings. The family home was 14512 Pioneer Blvd. Beach City has ordered Council, which at ui6 crurn luxury hole be brought up to minimum building-code standards. bling, onetime sonnel. As she approache ler Pier E berth, where sh s scheduled to tie up at IOJ . I, I T/ Â« a.m., Naval Shipyard em-| Assembly VOt6S loyes will greet her with jallon barrage. Car Victim Gains Edward L. O'Brien, 23, ol 2140 W. Wardiow Road, who suffered severe head and ches injuries when a car he was repairing slipped from its sup ports and fell on him, wa reported in good condition Monday night at St. Mary 1 Hospital. Dependents of crewmen will board at 10:15, followed y the official welcoming party at 10:25. This morning's celebrations will launch a 52-day round of 'get acquainted" events that wilt include public visiting of the ship from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and again March 26 and 27. Arriving aboard the Long Beach wil! be Buck Lanier, Independent, Press-Telegram naval affairs reporter, who joined her in the Canal Zone Praise of Fire Hero R. E. Aker I, P-T SfaU lurÂ«w SACRAMENTO -- A Long Beach man who broke a window to rescue a neighbor woman from flames won the praise of the Assembly Monday. An Assembly resolution, introduced by George Deukmejian, R-Long Beach, received unanimous approval. It lauded the heroism of Raymond E. Aker, 45, of 1066 Junipero Ave., who saved the woman's life last. Feb. 25.
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