Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on January 4, 1959 · Page 54
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Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California · Page 54

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, January 4, 1959
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4-PARADE OF PROGRESS lndeptnfent.Prtn.Tt!tgr*m i-. ·_*,».·_, 3000 Wells Produced by Fowler Go. Organized in 1938, the Fowler Drillinc Co., 2450 Orange Avc. has been one of the most sue cessf ul uid active in California oil circles and in 20 yean the firm has drilled and placed on production pvcr 3,000 oil wells Two men who worked their way from oil field roughnecks to experts in drilling formed the firm in 1938. They, were C. L. Fowler and C. T. Gates · · * · BORN ON A RANCH at Ty lor, Tex., Fowler became fas cinated with the oil fields fine gave up further academic edu cation in 1918 to go to work as a rotary helper in the Texas fields. In 1919 he went to Lou isiana as a rotary helper am driller and then in 1921 moved to the Oklahoma fields where VA HOSPITAL AND COLLEGE SHOWN FROM AIR In the foreground may b e seen some of the many buildings in the big Veterans Administration Hospital at 7th St. and Bellflower Blvd., while adjoining it, separated by trees and a roadway, is part of the campus of Long Beach State College where much construction is under way to meet the needs of the rapidly growing college. Masterson Scaffolding Used for Much Building Old and young who visi Disneyland today never see many hands that built its fabulous interest points -- Adven- tureland, Tomorrowland and the others. Yet, the Masterson Steel Scaffold, a Long Beach firm, figured prominently in the realization of many of Disney's dreams about his re markable playtown. miles of the sturdy steel platforms wound a r o u n d and through Disneyland's u p p e structures, in the course o botli building and painting the fun center. Pointing to that and other uses of the widely-known Masterson S t e e l Scaffolding featured by his company,. Mel Masterson, owner and manager, said Disneyland contractors'! 'isit selection of Trusafe Scaffold- the ings was an excellent case through which to show the company's product. Walt we M a n y pie, "THERE IS virtually no limit to what Steel Scaffold can do," Masterson commented "Disneyland is one type of job a do, but there are others just as outstanding. For exam- r, construction of the' DCS facility of the Douglas Aircraft Facility, went forward all the r faster because some of the con- :ractors on the job decided on Masterson Steel Scaffoldin; its adaptability and its remarkable safety feaures." Masterson pointed to the services rendered by his company in construction work at other building projects in anc lear Long Beach, and made it launched a diversification program, by providing a package erecting -and dismantling serv- ig for ice for ail lines of construction and operations requiring high Phenomenal Growth for State College Long Beach State College, the fastest growing institution within the 11-member state college family, continues to keep pace construction and curriculum-wise with its phenomenal enrollment increase. ,Six new structures or additions are slated to be completed by July; thus bringing the cost of the East 7th St. plant, housing 10,000 students, to $21,000,000. f (Passage of Proposition 3 on the state ballot last November will provide the college another $21,000,000 within a five-year pferiod to keep ahead of an enrollment predicted to double by 1962 and triple by 1965. .'SFECIFICALLV, the structures will provide facilities for a:2,000 student increase in.Sep- tember. ;LBSC started In an apart- njenl house in East Long Beach in 1949 with a staff of 17 instructors and 7 administrators for 169 students. ; In 1951 it moved to its present 320-acre site with temporary buildings on the lower campus. Buildings on the present hilltop site were occupied in 1954. , To handle its present five-figure enrollment, the college employs a teaching and administrative staff of 330 full-time persons, supplemented by 70 part-time. THE EXPANSION of the 1 curriculum has followed as a 1 natural' course. From a scat- il tering of offerings in the he- ginning, the first printed catalogue in 1950-51 listed 190. Today there arc 99-1 different courses with more to come. ' Bachelors and Masters de- j grees are offered in the general: areas of liberal arts, teacher! training, and vocational competence. ; The college provides a multimillion dollar business for the greater Long Beach and Or-1 ange County areas, according to ! | business manager Bernard Carman. Inaugural Call by Big Liner Orient Pacific Lines' S. S. ·Himalaya" arrived at Pier C, Berth 24, Port of Long Beach, ,| Aug. 29, with 887 passengers j from the South Pacific, San|| Francisco and Vancouver. She disembarked 80 and cm- barked 113 before sailing the next day for Honolulu. This was the "Himalaya's" Inaugural call in Southern California. Her stop here marked approximately t h e m i d w a y point In the longest passenger vessel voyage in PO history. "Himalaya" sailed from London June 20 on a more than 41,000- mlla voyage, Carman estimates students, faculty, and staff will have spent or invested upwards of 510,000,000 when th« 1958-59 school year including summer session is over. * * · · THE FIGURE Is arrived at by combining payroll of $4,200,000 with an estimated student expenditure of $7,500,000 (based on $125 a month expense for 5,600 regular students.) "General operating expenses involving communications, materials and supplies, utilities, maintenance, etc., will come to S472.000 this school year," Car- continues. "We'll spend some 5130,000 for. additional equipment. Ixmg Beach and Orange County firms figure almost exclusively in -these expenditures,"' he. adds. Buildings with original completion dates (subject to ex- .ensions for cause): Classroom - Faculty Office -Sept. 1; Residence Halls--July 24; Library Addition--Mar. 19; Science Addition--Feb. 1; Home Economics--Jan. 23; Bookstore Addition--Jan. 10. clear that Masterson Scaffolding has been used for the building of stages, special platforms, grandstands, b l e a c h e r s and other structures. M a s t e r s o n Scaffolding is regularly in use in refinery construction of the rea, in shipyards and many other lines. Masterson Steel Scaffold Co. take pride In rendering satisfactory service to our customers. Careful s u p e r v i s i o n , planned operations and first class equipment, enable us deliver a premium service to Masterson Scaffold customers at no extra cost." Mike Smith, the. company superintendent, added the comment that many of the area's leading. contractors - and build- 1943. Soon the c o m p a n y ers«are regular customers of was formed by Masterson in work. trained staff and our employes M a s t e r s o n Scaffolding, and that repeat orders are the rule in the company's trade generally. "Whatever success we have He became associated with lad," Masterson -said, "is due various independent companies to the fine support we have 'WE H A V E a carefully had from these contractors and Firms." as driller and superintendent. Carl Gates, born in Kansas City, came to California in the '20s and worked as a roughneck for various oil companies and worked his way to driller and :hen superintendent. Gates became acquainted with Slim Fowler, another driller, on.various jobs, and the two formed Fowler Drilling, a company which celebrated its 20th anniversary last September. Both men' are active In civic affairs and Fowler, is president of the Petroleum Club of Long 3cach. DRIVE-IN GETS NEW FACE Masterson Scaffolding is an integral part of construction work, enabling workers to operate quickly, efficiently and safely. Above photo" presents an interesting picture in scaffold and shadows, as workmen build scaffolding to top of giant movie screen. FROM 1938 TO 1958 PLACED IN PRODUCTION OVER 3000 WELLS owler U rilling wo. I I N C t 1 9 3 1 2 4 5 0 O R A N G E A V E . Signal Hill 6, California C. L. FOWLER Has Record of Succen he continued to work until 1926 when he moved to Long Beach. IMPRESSIVE NEW QUARTERS Community Savings new BJxby Knolls office at Roosevelt Rd. and Atlantic Ave' will be one of the most modern structures in the city and will be opened shortly. ' Community Savings to Have Ultra-Modern Office Building A modern new facade that makes every use of California's sun will distinguish the new Community Savings building Roosevelt Rd. and Atlantic Ave. to be opened shortly after the first of the year. Striking note on the southern side, that gets the most heat s the bank of tall louvers that reach from street level past the second floor. These will automatically move with the sun for year round comfort, proper shade and lighting. Also adding to the spacious, outdoor look vill be a suspended, exposed staircase for easy entry and exit. The wide expanse of glass vill be accented with native ava rock, a popular Californian note in decor. Another new instrument that combines utility with good looks s an electronic device that ' l a s h e s the time every five seconds, and alternates with the present temperature. This vill be visible from the inside as well as the street, a most imely convenience for pedestrians and customers. NEWEST FEATURE customer comfort will be a 3 tory parking ramp which enables cars to park at any level, rather than driving up or down o cer.tain floors. From the trect to the second floor the ·amp will rise to 15 feet, with a span of 200 feet. From the treet level, it will go to 15 eet below, accommodating a otal of approximately 120 cars. Since this inner ramp will be weather-conditioned, customers will never have the bother of stepping in or out from rainy or inclement surroundings. Stepping inside the air-conditioned lobby, the sweep of glass and rock is enriched by an extensive us e of walnut paneling. The lobby floor which will accommodate all departments, School Aids Technicians Many technical students at the Business and Technology Division of Long Beach City College and those planning to enroll have-set their goals beyond a two-year college program. At the end of their two years at BTD they will be prepared for work in their chosen fields as well as for further study at a four-year college. Industrial c h a n g e s have brought a demand for technicians with a bachelor's degree, and BTD is well on its way with a four-year college transfer program in three fields-tool design and engineering, f o r architectural design and elec- :ronics. More will follow, said Dean J. E. Hollingsworth. . Full transfer of units of cred- t is now assured as a result of cooperative planning by Dean lollingsworth, Associate Dean Leo Gable and administrators of LBSC. Students may enroll In the transfer program only after counselors h a v e determined their predicted »uccess at a :our-year college. a reality just a year since the little . local jranch was first opened on Dec. 2, 1957, reaffirms the faith of Community 1 ! executives in th« enterprising growth and expanding business opportunities | of Long Beach. A FAMOUS MATTRESS made in LONG BEACH FULL-SIZE ACME POSTURE INNERSPRING MATTRESS and BOX SPRING Proven for over 18 years as one of the finest sets in the box spring «nd mattress fieldl Now we include t layer of luxurious poly foam between the layers of Acme felted cotton--selected for extra quality and comfort. Choice of 8-02. ticking or fine quality damask coverings. The Set 89,50, with Vibrator ittichwTl 19,50 Free Dacron Comforter with each set Growing with Long Beach Since 1932 Acme Mattress Factory Long Beach Plane and Showroom 3425 E. ANAHEIM ST. Phone HEmlock 8-6758 IN SANTA ANA 915 E. FIRST ST. Phone Ki 3-6716 factory to You Savings! Made to Your Specifications. Crib Size to King Sizt. contains a vault and privatu rental safe deposit boxes. Tha- second floor will be devoted to offices. Of .special Interest to clubi and' civic organizations is th» lower level of this new Bixby Knolls branch. Available to all will be. the handsomely-appointed, air-conditioned Com* munity Room, with kitchen and; service facilities. This can -accommodate n group of 125 people, o r can b» sectioned into two smaller units", for simultaneous use. Also on" this floor will be a comfortable- employee's l o u n g e , fireproof workroom, record storage and a huge steel vault. . · . * * · · .' T ' ONE OF THE MOST inteK esting facets of the. new- Corn* munity Savings Building Is th» structural manner in which tfiil ramp will be completed. '£ The inclines are to. be welS ventilated and lighted, and a total of 8 separate entrances and exits will enable customers to enter from Roosevelt Rd., the rear alley or Atlantic Ave. John 'Swetech, manager of the new branch, likes to point to this ramp as the "progress to savings." For car customers, there is also ah outside :eller window. This new edifice, which will

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