Independent from Long Beach, California on May 23, 1957 · Page 21
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Long Beach, California
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Thursday, May 23, 1957
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Cornell's Group Pledges ^£ $OC' '/Wl/V A * ' ' : FF'"-"'*'··''" ·! 1 i-» 1 7 ^ ' · ' - l or $ J5 ? i/(/(f to Hospital r und ' NO FOOUN- When It comes to shining shoes, you'll have to rise very early every morning to get ahead of R. 0. "No Foolln 1 " Wilson, who operates a de luxe ' shoe shine parlor at 131 Elm , Ave., Long Beach. . Today Wilson Is celebrating the 24th anniversary of his start In the shoe-shining business In Long Beach, , » . More than that, h e ' has chosen this occasion to announce Installation of a semiautomatic shoe - shining machine, i · · No more hand labor for Wilson. He now Is the 'owner of an electric shoe shiner which virtually makes play out of a onetime tedious job. "It'll shin* your shoe* and , massage your fret all- at tin ' »»m« time," said Wilson. , · "It'll prolong my life. No ' foolln'. With this machine, at ' · Imst 10 . more years are ' added." ; Wilson's electric shoe shiner features a series of whirling, air-cooled brushes, and It's supposed to cool the feet and stimulate circulation as - H shines your shoes. · It also attracts countless comments from customers, the most common being, "Now I've seen everything." Incidentally, No ' Footln's , wife, Elrena, also Is In business In Long Beach. She operates Wilson's Unique Beauty Salon at 1240 California Ave. "Yep," ' said Wilson, "we work on people at both ends. , 'No foolln'." · * * * SPEAKING of shoes and the shines thereon, did you notice the news story Wednesday that said that some Los Angeles citizens complained that they . had to pay $2.50 for a shine? ·"hy, you onon could buy i · pair of shoes for that much. I'd paint my feet and , RO barefooted before shelling out same. Thti cost of a haircut Is bad enough these days. p ,.··_.,; * · ' But M.JO for a »hlne tvould ' mean you're getting clipped at both ends. . A pledge of $25,000 has bee made · to the United Hoiplta Fund by the Auxiliary to Ojl dren's Memorial Hospital, H. E "Bud" Ridings, general chah jnan of the fund, said Wednes day. The gift was made througl the Clubs and Organlzatloi Team of the Women's Division Mrs, John P. Davis and Mrs John C. Cottrell head the team while Mrs. Donnell V. Davis and Mr*. John B. Fowler'head th Women's Division. The pledge was made to Unit ed Hospital Fund for all participating hospitals, but will be acknowledged by a memorla plaque on the Gift Shop In th new Memorial Hospital at Columbia St. and Atlantic Ave. The Auxiliary to Children's Memorial Hospital operates the Gift Shop at Seaside Memorla Hospital and for many years has provided substantial funds to assist In the care of needy children at Seaside. "This outstanding gift by this women's organization should point the way fpr other women's groups In the city to support this badly-needed hospital program," Ridings said. "We are well over half way In our program to raise $4,000,. 000 to equip our new hospital facilities--but the hardest part Is ahead. We need the active support of every Long Beach group, regardless of size," he continued. A special meeting of the Women's Division will be held at 11 a.m., Friday In the Boulevard Room of the Lafayette Hotel with luncheon at 12:30 p.m. All unworked cards will be called In and reassigned at that time. The next regular report meeting will be Wednesday when the Women's Division will report with other divisions of the fund on progress to date. NEVER SUCCESS ·' AS PINCUSHION -- When It hurti other I people, It hurts John F. Ray, 28, a visitor from Las Vegas. P o l i c e reported Ray wandered Into a NuPIke concession to watch the "human pincushion" , In ' action, .' · Moment! later, feeling faint, he staggered outside and collapsed at the foot of Pine Ave. At Seaside Hospital, attendants put four stltchea In his chin. AUXILIARY PROMISES HELP v-~ ' r- "United Hospital Fund workers Mrs, Douglas A., / Newcomb (left) and Mrs. A. A, Carrey look over ; plans for Memorial Hospital with Tom Gllllam of - the Seaside Hospital staff. The Auxiliary to Chll- .". dren's Memorial Hospital, of which Mrs. Carrey Is . president, Wednesday pledged 525.000 to the hos- ; pltal fund through the women's division' of which Mrs. Newcomb Is a member.--(Staff Photo.) Happy Pill Replacing Whisky? "·'· '" By BEN ZINSER Some patients are substltut- ng tranqulllzlng drugs for alcoholic kicks, a panel of physicians DA Aide Suspended on Bribe Charge - ; . - - · · - · - - · ·". ·..,'.· The chief of the Long Beach district attorney's office bureau of Investigation has been suspended by Dlst Atty. William B. McKesson for allegedly asking and tak- PERHAPS It's just because I'm unusually stupid, but I learn something new almost every time I read the classified ads. For example, here's one that ran In Wednesday's paper: ."DRUGLESS DRUGSTORE --$1.000 plus stock. Jan. HE 5-5383." Frankly, I'd never heard of a drugless drugstore before, but Andy Jancszko, who has It for sale, claims It's a quite common term In the real estate, busl ness. I'm told it driiRleu drugstore I* one which has no · pharmacist. , . . , . . , Or, in other words, (I'a a · drugitore which handles ev- i . erytMng a drugitore normally handles except that , which rtqulrei a prescrlp- (ion to obtain. Followt disclosed night. Furthermore, h e r e ., Wednesday t h e doctors . · · * * * - ART IS WHERE you find It. · I guess, and right now you can find * unique display In the Long Beach Public Library at Lincoln Park. Unofficially It's called the , Partition Art Gallery, and It developed In a manner which surprised even the originator. It seems that workmen have been busy doing some remodeling work In the order and catalog department of the library, so library officials decided to put up a partition to separate , the patrons from the pounding and painting. It also seems that the partition Installed wasn't too pleasant to look at, so It was decld- 1 ed that said partition might make a good place to display p a i n t i n g s . Thereupon Llla Seward, head of the library's art department, placed notes on the bulletin board Inviting employes to submit for display ' work which they .had dona themselves, ' . i " The response amased even , '. Mlu (Inward. Today, 18 ex." hlbiU decorate the- Partition Art Clallery, «nd tlm display , I* attracting much favorabla ' . attention from library * pa- ' , tram. ' : Most of the work Is In oils or water colors, but one of the , paintings |i done In casein (a ; thick pasty paint) and Ink. Another Is on scratch-board -- a picture actually scratched Into a heavy black cardboard material. And still another picture was fashioned from seeds. ^ , All mtrlei were submitted * warned, some "happy pllli" have proved to be addictive. The'dangers of the Indiscriminate use of tranqulllzeri were related et the annual meeting of the Long Beach Mental Health Assn. In the City Health De partment Auditorium. "Some patients have replaced alcohol with meprobamate (Mil- town or Equlnll), having dls covered the drug Is cheaper than a fifth," said Dr. Robert E. Klenhofer, the general practl tloner on the panel. "This drug," he said, "often gives the same effect as the drinking of alcoholic beveragei.' · · . . DR. MICHAEL J. Singer, a Mychlatrlst, said medical liters- ure also reports meprobamate sometimes can cause addiction. "Somo patients undergo with' drawal symptoms when the drug s removed." he said. "The drug also can cause convulsions." Dr. Myron Fcld, chief psychl alrlst at Veterans Admlnlstra tlon Hospital said one itudy of 9,000 patients taking mepro- hamate showed 187 addiction!. "In addition," Dr. Feld said, "890 patients were made worse by taking the drug. 1 Ing a $2,000 bribe In 1932. Lt. Nick Clmlno, 36, faces Civil Service Commission hear Ing and possible criminal prose cutlon. His 30-day suspension will be followed by dismissal unless hi successfully fights the accusa tlons. ·· ' , · CIMINO ALLEGEDLY de manded and received the money from Detroit contractor Jerome Utlcy, 72, to Institute embezzlement action against an associate of Utley In renovating an En senada hotel. ^ , , - f , ^,,, Utley bought the hotel--the Playa Ensenada, now the Riviera Paclflco -- In 1946, .and Invested $250,000 In Its renova. tlon. Only $200,000 actually was applied to the project, and Utley claimed the associate embezzled the balance. IN IBS!. Utlcy asked the dls trlct attorney's office, then headed by the late Ernest A. Roll, to prosecute. Clmlno was assigned to Investigate. Clmlno allegedly returned the $2.000 1o Utlcy after Deputy Dlst. Atty. Logan LJndley, now retired, refused to Issue a com. plaint because the three-year statute of limitations had run out. .- l Clmlno denied the bribery charge. He had been with the Investigative bureau nine years and In Long Beach four months.' Mrs. Mathers Coordinating Council Head . -. · Mrs, Mae Mathers, Rccrca. tion Department supervisor, was installed Wednesday as prcsl. dent of the Long Beach Community Coordinating Conncll. She succeeds L. A. McCall, executive s e c r e t a r y of the Downtown ' YMCA, who has served as president of the group 'or three years. , .. , , . · McCall was given a scroll NoVote Shift in Canvass Tallying of 223 absentee bal lots and canvass of the vote resulted In no changes In 'he 18 nominations for 9 council manic offices as shown by un official returns from the May 14 municipal primary. City Gerk Margaret Hartwell announced Wednesday; The City'Council met In special session to give final reading :o an ordinance calling the June 4 election at which th» nominees will compete cltywlde for a three-year term. Certified for that ballot was a proposed $6,884,000 bond Issue for expansion and Improvement of the municipal water system Because It Is the only proposition on the ballot It was assigned no number. ·"···-'. · · · FINAL PRIMARY results as revealed by the Council's ballot canvass, with the first two nom- nated, were: District 1--Raymond C. Kealer, 3,447; William L. White, 795: Robert J. McClearn, 74Jj Burl E. Carter. 683. ' District 2--Gerald Desmond, 4.752; Fred E. Wllkes, 1,024. Cass Waranlus, 603. · District 3--Lewis D. Reese, 3,942; Stephen A. Pace Jr., 2,054; Sidney R, Could, 1,911. District 4--William T. DalessI 3,125; Alfred D. Williams, 1,102; France* L. Smith, 818; Andrew H. Balrd, 747; Robert W. Frazcr, 648; Haswell Parker, 223; Craig A. Smead, 186; Robert F. Burns, 136. District 6--Charles M, Card son, 3,413; Raymond T. Conlln, 1,217. District 8-D. Patrick Ahern, 2,323; Edwin J. Wilson, 1,137; Norman L. Gcmhardt, 243. District 7--John F. Baker. 2,434; Donald L. Wllklns, 1.276; Robert D. McConnell, 987. District fl--George million, 3,626; Charlei FLAMES CHAR TAVERN i A fireman shovels out charred debris after a [fire which broke out Wednesday ' morning damaged a bar and adjoining restaunjint In the lower level of the Ocean ' , Center Bldg.--(Staff Photo.) ;' . , ,. , Independ* tht Southland'* M Final Morning Neuipaptr **** THURSDAY, MAY 23, 1957' iatricTests for Police Rejected was signed by County Supervisor Burton Chase and presented by Stuart S, Welshampel, probation director with the Long Beach office of the County Probation department. Other officers elected to one- ear terms were M o r r i s ichwnrtz, vice president; Bob rVllllnms, secretary; Mrs. Glen Michel, historian, and Mrs. W. I. Atchlnson, treasurer. Julius Klein, consultant with he County Department of Community Services, served as In- tailing officer. . . . ; - · · . M. Ver- R. Dooey. 2.188; Paul E. Wllkins. 830; Elmer B. Alhneroth, 579. District 9--Virgil H. Spong. berg, 2,886; William B. Andrews. 2,685. City Atty. Walhfred Jacobson, 42.688. City Auditor. John R. Mansell, 42,176. City Prosecutor James T Starr, 42,772. Prop. 1 (Navy landing), yes 38,405; no, 14,506. Prop, 2 (Barton Flats), yes 11,495; no, 42,579. ' A proposal that candidates for appointment as policemen be subjected to psychological or psychiatric tests as a routine part of their medical examination wai r e j e c t e d Wednesday by-unanimous vote · of the City C i v i l Service ' Board. : In a r e c o m m e n d a t i o n adopted for transmlttal to the City Council, board members suggested Instead candidates be more thoroughly ' Investigated as to character · and personality prior to appointment · · · · · ' THEY PROPOSED further that after candidates are enrolled In the police orienta- . officials "rigidly exercise au · thority to effect probationary dismissals." Board members pointed out that under the pollry as recommended psychlattrlc tests may still be ordered In special cases where they rtre deemed necessary, as Is dine under current regulations. The same policy' applied to police candidates should be made effective lot; applicants for fireman, the board agreed. City Council ' requested a report by the board shortly after a Long Beach police of- fleer was arrester! March 28 for burglarizing, a medical center to get tranqulllzer tlon school the departmental · drugs while emotionally upset. Texaco Co7 and Union Agree on 18-Cent Hike Contract negotiations calling for an average 18-cent hourly Increase were completed Wednesday between the Texaco Co. and members of the OH, 'Chemical and Atomic Workers International Union, Local 1128. Prop. 3 (fluorldatlon), yes, 22.732; no 32,086, ' City Clerk Heartwcll formally certified election of Jacobion, Vlaniell and Starr, who had no opposition on tho primary bal ots. ; by library employes. Only · ' one pro/etsfonal librarian is * ; ' nprttented, Tht rest cam* ; · · from employe* of fix di//er- \ ·nt department* and four ' · branch Hfrrort**. , i - - . . - , ., ; DR. FELD also reported on side effects of chlorpromazlne (Thorazlne) , and promazlne (Sparlne). "^ "Chlorpromazlnc has ' been known to cause liver damage and Parklnsonlsm , ( s h a k i n g palsy)," he said. "Promazlne lometlmes has caused agranu locytosls (marked reduction of white blood cells)." Dr. Klenhofer said he has seen several Instances of jaundice brought about by the use of chlorpromazlne. He estimated at least two per cent of those taking the drug contract jaundice. . - '-i-- · · · · · x . . ; · ' , KK8EKPJNE (Serpasll) sometimes causes severe depression, Dr. Roger S. Schock, psychla trist for the State Mental Hygiene Clinic here, said. "If the patient Is already depressed, we're reluctant to use this drug," he said. "Electroshock therapy usually Is better." But the doctors pointed out the tranqullttcrs have their place In the treatment of the mentally 111. "They're a godsend to hospl tali for patient management," Dr. Feld said. "They've mada the doctor's Job easier," Dr. Singer added, · · · · · : . ' . ' DR. K1ENHOKEB remarked "a fair amount of anxiety Is good, and anything evtr accom pllshed worth achieving usually has been done with a certain amount of anxiety In the association's business meeting, Mrs. Walter Desmond Jr. was re-elected president. Other officers for the coming year are Mrs. A. V. Laughlln, vice president; Mrs, Paulin Thompson, corresponding sec retary; Mrs. Elizabeth Llebcr- man, recording secretary; and Jack GrUham, treasurer. . Negotiations calling for the same wage provisions are under way between approximately 1,500 other union members and U e n e r a l Petroleum Co. and Union Oil Co. In this area. , HOBBY SHOW FUN , ( As part of the Long Beach Hobby Show, which runs Friday through Monday dally from noon to 10 p.m. In Municipal Auditorium, a continuous stage show will be given by local clubs demonstrating .their own activities. The Walsworth ,- Puppeteers will be among this group. Here two youngsters get a preview of the clown puppet's performance from Everett Kramer. Almost 100 exhibits, In- eluding 12 family hobby displays, make up the show this year. . . . . · Local 1128's members, employed at the company's Wilmington refinery and at Terminal Island, will vote on the contract at meetings scheduled for 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. · · · ' · ' · .' E. PATRICK (PAT) O'MAL- LEV, secretary-treasurer of the union, listed these main provl slons on the one-year contract: A 6 per cent general wage Increase. Five per cent of the offer Is retroactive to April 1 and 6 per cent Is retroactive to May 1. -, , . ,. - Four-week vacation p e r i o d granted to employes w i t h 20 (years service. An additional paid holiday, bringing the total to eight , Removal of the provision that paid holiday allowances are granted only after six months' service, . , · · · · ' . . ' * · , O'MALLEY tald the company made the same offer to Texaco Case wind Package Unit at Terminal Island and also to the Case and Package clerks who are covered by a separate con* tract. The union secretary said the negotiations have been underway since November on con tract clauses and since Febru ary on wage provisions, A 72' lour notice of contract cancella tlon was in effect during nego tlattons, . . . . . . Pair Will Be Arraigned in Forgeries Two men awaiting retrial on murder charges will be arrlgncd In Superior Court June 5 on a multi-count forgery complaint Billy G. Mbrse, 23, and John H. Davis, 43. were h e l d to answer to the higher court Wednesday by Municipal Judge Lyman B. Sijtter after a two- hour preliminary hearing. , The two : allegedly cashed numerous worthless checks here In 1953, before their arrest for the murder of liquor storc.clerk Lynn V. Feaster, . . i They were sentenced to die n the San Qucntln gas cham- ( 3er for Fea»ter's murder, but! the State Supreme Court reversed the sentence and ordered Ihem retried. No new trial dato las been set. Fire Hits PikeBar and Cafe Fire Wednesday extensively damaged a bar and adjoining restaurant In the Ocean Center Bldg, 110 W. Ocean Blvd. All fire-fighting equipment In the downtown area was din- patched to the scene. Thick smoke clouds drew hundreds of curious spectators, many of whom were en route to their jobs. The smoke necessitated use of masks by the fire fighters. Fire Chief Frank Sandeman said a concrete floor kept tho flames from spreading from th» lower-level bar and restaurant to the offices above. · · * · . v. · ' EVACUATION of the mas- slve, multi-story office building was not ordered. Many of the occupants, however, found thn scene more exciting and the air fresher on the outside. Principal damage was to thit Hollywood Bar. 107 W, vPike. , The other damaged establishment was the Barbecue House, 105 W. Pike. A janitor for th« bar, Gcorgo Korth. 52. of 2U4 E, 17th St. reported he thought It wa» "smoggy" when he started work- Ing Inside at 2 a. m. "I opened up the doors and turned the fans on," he said. About 8:20 a. m., he saw 8 }Iaze behind the stage at tho south end of the bar. He ran to a nearby cafe and hod the proprietor call the Flro Department . · · · · · "WHEN I got back, I wanted o go In and get my shirt and car keys, but they said It was oo hot." The fire started In a trash lanket behind the bar. No damage estimate ' was made. Long Beach Pair Sentenced on - · Burglary Count' /Two Long Beach men were sentenced by Superior Judge Joseph M. Maltby Wednesday or burglarizing a Torrance larbecue. Bernard Swindell, 25, of 1013 Vllma PI., drew an 11-month erm. Leonard R. Taylor, 19, of H8 Temple Ave, was sentenced o two months as a condition o hree-year probation. Torrance officers said ' the Duties Reviewed' . iC i rf by City Clerks "Duties and Responsibilities of City Clerks" was among top- la discussed by two groups Wednesday at the eighth annual conference of the National Institute of Municipal Clerks In the Lafayette Hotel. , The four-day conference con eludes today, · . Assn. for U.N. to Hear Talk byDr.Noguer Dr. J a m e s Noguer, L o n g Beach S t a l e College languages professor, will be tho speaker at tha annual meeting of tho local chapter of the American Association f o r the United Na. t l o n s , Saturday. DR.NOOUEU "The U. N. and You" Is the title of his talk, which will be given at the Lafayette Hotel. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. Awards to winners of the high school essay contest sponsored by the group, will be presented by Dr. Alice Rose of City College, awards chairman. Mayor and Mrs, George Ver. million, and C. M. Nelson, president of the state council of tha United Nations Association'ara expected to be among tha guests. Gunman Holds Up Barmaid and Gets Away With $185 Barmaid Margie O. Stone put away the day's receipts shortly after 2 a.m. Wednesday, walkec out the front greeted with a door and "big gun." The man holding the malic ordered: ' "Get back In there." She did. . auto- pair fled empty-handed after tripping a burglar alarm, but rere caught outside the eating lace Feb..4. They p l e a d e d ullty March 6. THE NEXT 10 minutes were the most harrowing In the life of the 28-year-old barmaid. The gunman was "very · nervous," she told police. Inside the bar, Mack's Cafe, 2053 Atlantic Ave., the bandit aimed his gun at Miss Stone and commanded: · , "Get Ihe money. Where Is it*" She took the money from Hi hiding place In the refrigerator and handed It to him. It totaled $160 In cash and endorsed checks. , .- ,, i It wasn't enough for the gunman. He made her give him tha $25 she had In her wallet · · · · : THEN HE asked for rope. There was no rope. Unable :o tie her up, the gunman mada Miss Stone enter a small store* room and padlocked the door. When she heard him leave, tha barmaid crashed through th« plywood door and called police.

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