Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on January 4, 1959 · Page 55
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Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California · Page 55

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, January 4, 1959
Page 55
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Success of Long Beach Federal Savings Keyed to Friendliness At Long Beach Federal Savings, tradition is used as a tool. It's as much a part of the firm's equipment, as the up-to-date suit in concern not only for office, the ultra-modern business machines that keep track well, Gregory believes. of every penny's every moment, and the new four-deck parking tov.-ard his company is trans- center that solves motor-age mitted to the customer. This customers' biggest problem. Tradition, which Webster defines as a way of life with its roots in the past, is the tool which Beach has permitted Long Federal Savings and administration and ment is wasted." TO ENGENDER this feeling Loan -to grow into a hundred- million-dollar-plus institution while at the same time keeping the friendliness and concern for the individual customer which has marked the association since its birth 23 years ago. · · · · ·THE CONTINUAL addition of new customers, and the ac. , j , , . _ imvu mduu LUIS une ui me must celerated growth of L o n g , . j, b , csta blisl.- T3»a/*h TTonoral /\ffaic m-Lpi+IiTn ·* Beach Federal offers positive proof that active concern for the comfort and convenience of our patrons is appreciated," eays T. A. Gregory, president of the savings association. "We are growing with the community, and we will not that we are growing because of the community," A sense of tradition will re- dent Gregory out front at any customers but for employes as ting with old friends and mak- "The feeling of an employe the association. HOWEVER, GREGORY, rec- must be a happy and a positive ognized as a keen financial ex- feeling or all effort put into pert, knows that friendliness is of warmth, Long Beach Federal tries to make every em- ploye realize that he is important to the organization. "Members of the Long Beach Federal family are happy people," says Ethel Roberts, one of the two original staff members and now a vice president. manage- no t enough. A successful enterprise has to have informed, competent management. Gregory has a sincere in- ments in Long Beach." An illustration of the type of service that makes and lolds friends 'is the free customer check service. Shareholders who wish to pay utility up thusly: bills or other small bills can Customers at Long Beach Federal arc apt to find Presi- hour of the working day, chat- ing new friends for himself and terest in people, and there is nothing he likes more than to linger on the customers' side of the windows, chatting with shareholders about the state of the nation and business, family affairs or just the weather. It's all useful information he Newton Investigation Bureau Subject of Filmed TV Series T. A. GREGORY Guides Association's Growth 'We are proud of them. They gains this way, he points out, have made this one of the most for business is people, and the more you learn about people, the more you know about busi- Gregory's philosophy of doing business is reflected in his or- - . - As man ' » s 65 different types' lice force , hat is nationally and ganization's growth. He sums it of electrical appliances are internationally respected for its obtain counter checks in the tice coupled wKh a firm faith "Conservative business prac- an increase of exactly 64 since permit the astonishing statis- desired amount without paying in the future of Long Beach, tics of Long Beach Federal's'any fee for the service ren- the state, the nation, and most growth to blind us to the fact dered. of all the people." Big Growth in Electric Appliances The Newton Man--a keenly) respected figure on both sides of the law in private investi-l gation and security work--is 1 joing abroad in 1959. Filming of a 39-week television series depicting the tales and adventures of the 300-man Newton Investigation Bureau of Long Beach, one of the largest agencies of its type on the western American seaboard, will be started in late January. Special crews will leave here* the second week of January for on-location filming in such faraway spots as Honolulu, Manila, Singapore, Chungking, Bankok and eight other Far East cities. * * · * THE NATIONWIDE adventure show of the world of the waterfront private eye will be no more thrilling and exciting than the story of how ex-Texas district attorney investigator 1 Thomas Newton built a one- man agency into a private po- "We stress this point with some intensity," said Newton, "because one of the largest potential waterfront disasters is fire." Newton says his organization maintains c l o s e cooperation with other investigative firms across the U.S. and throughout the world and he has long lacked an international association of private investigators as a "big anH nmdamental step forward '.n better police and security '.fork particularly for port cities." TUB NEWTON AflENCV is big business locally. The pay- available for home use now- 1910. The pioneer among such ap- advance in the art of scientific crime detection and prevention. Today N.I.B., just recently located in a new suite of offices pliances was the electric iron,! on the f i t t h fi oor O f the Heart- which had the field to itself I we u Building overlooking the for seven years after 1903, ac-,j j0n g Beach oceanfront, is recording to research by Charles sponsible for the security of D. Metzger, chief electrical in- every company, firm and or- spector for the City of Long'ganization in the Long Beach Beach. In the decade from 1910-20 Harbor district. The grey-uniformed security came such innovations as the O ffj c c r j s a i so responsible for toaster, percolator, grill, heat pad, air heat, range and heavy power machines. * + + * THE NEXT DECADE saw in home use such improvements as the waffle iron, curl iron, the protection of the cargoes and vessels of 56 steamship companies which Long Beach. anchor at THOMAS NEWTON Heuds Bureau of 800 Men dor nearly any conceivable condition. Twelve private operatives compose the investigation staff under the immediate supervision of Newton. * * * · THE UNIFORM division is headed by former Los Angeles police department Capt. Carl Miller. Officers must meet rigid physical and mental requirements and undergo intensive 10-day recruit training. Not only is the Newton Man skilled in the techniques of skills of police work- he must also be familiar with all aspects of firefighting and detection. "WE HOPE THIS YEAR to improve and expand our scien- coqking pot, egg .cooker, corn tific investigation techniques," popper, clock, water heater, refrigerator, washer, ironer, vacuum cleaner, permanent wave machine, hair dryer, milking machine, electric razor, projector and slide equipment. In 1930-40 came the roaster, sun lamp, floor flamp, several other varieties of lamps, casserole, coffee grinder, mixer, knife sharpener, automatic flat explained thetmsky Newton, a former Southern Methodist University basketball player. 'We have larger quarters for our crime lab and have started work in a number of new fields." One of these "new" fields, a highly-mobile and virtually undetectable listening post and trailing device, was perfected by HAVEN FOR MOTORISTS . _.. Big problems demand big solutions, believes T. A. Gregory, president of Long jdecade were the garbage dis- Beach Federal Savings Loan Assn. When Long Beach Federal shareholders | p oser, dishwasher, cloth began overflowing the_association's parking lot, Gregory conceived this four- e r, automatic washer, deck Parking Center. It provides parking space equal to that available on freezer, electric bed cover, tele- American Ave. from Ocean Blvd. to 10th St. vision and door opener. jiron, automatic coffee maker, Dv N.I.B.'s scientific ami air conditioner, electric eyeJicgg. The system, formulated evaporating cooler, radio, elec-|by Newton and developed by a trie hobby machines, ' sewing half dozen electronic tech- machine, blender, mowing ma-! n i c ians under direction of the :chine and edger. (crime lab chief Jay Tracer, a Added to these in the next ( former Army intelligence officer, includes a $25,000 motorized electronic lab and a wide range of wireless sending units which enables investigators to trail and listen to suspects un- ithes dry- home million dollars a year. One of the more colorful of the Newton originated techniques is the double and triple trail devised a number of years back to meet the problems of the flatfoot in the machine age. Newton theorized that PARADE OF PROSRESS-J Independent-Press-Telegram long taKh, Calif* SIM« Jan. 4, If Jt , To Seek Another City Park A new addition to the city"i park system will be proposed at City Council budget session! next July. Councilman Charles M. Garrison has announced he will seek action on the acquisition and development of a 5'«-acrt park southeast of the intersection of Clark Ave. and roll exceeds more than one Spring St. It is intended to serve the adjacent Stratford Square area. * * * * A I'HKLlMIJfAKV SKETCH of the development, showing such standard improvements as picnic and play areas, a soft, ne ball diamond and a play di- n: automobile made it easier not ;i'oetm-s headquarters, has been more difficult for a suspect to l P re P ar « I f Donald D - obert discover he was being trailed P ark dlrcclor and to dodge an operative. He| In addition, at the request countered by assigning two and of the Council, City Mgr. Sam three automobiles to a trail E. Vickers has prepared esti- and two men to a car. Imates showing that total cost ,,. · , , . , , , , of the park and recreational The system was highly ef-|. 1 _.._ 1 ___r__. ..._,.._. , ,__., fective as cases substantiate and it sums T n -M , development, exclusive of land the files of Newton *. ',,,,,,,,. . ,,,. up in part private lawman Newton's pet theory: "This is a business of innovation and change. Investigation and security is not a static technique, it is a skill which acquisition, would approximate' 3119,000. The site is owned by Bixby Land Co., and possible negotiations for acquisition are awaiting Council decision. Residents of the area hava perfect." has one maxim: Change and petitioned the ,city for the improvement. sail the carefree way to HAWAII s.s. And the fares are the fairest of them all. From only $235 round trip. $130 to $400 one way. A very special "Post-Holiday" cruise leaves Long Beach January 15th (still time to book, if you hurry), with Harry Owens as your "Hawaiian Host." Marvelous meals, comfortable cabin, all facilities and entertainment included. See your travel agent. HAWAIIAN TEXTRON, INC. Pacific Far East Line, Inc., Agent. 612 S. Flower St., Los Angeles; MAdison 6-8771 Highlights of the NEWTON operation that are important to yon The Newton organization carries its own payroll -- pays all taxes and license fees, and fully insures every operation. . . . Newton's Security Police are deputized by your local police force, licensed by and bonded to the State of .California. . . . Newton's Security Police system is tailored to your particular requirements. A sound security police program will be established for your installation on a carefully planned, scientific basis. . ... Newton's Security Police system has been in effect for more than 25 years. This experience assures you the best in protection for your installation. Your organization is billed once each month. This billing covers all services, and eliminates a vast amount of bookwork on the part of your bookkeeping department. A call will bring to you a bonded Newton representative who has had years of experience in the business of security. He will be glad to make recommendations that will suit your requirements. NEWTON'S SECURITY POLICE IS TODAY ONE OF THE LARGEST, BEST TRAINED PRIVATE POLICE ORGANIZATIONS ON THE WEST COAST. NEWTON SECURITY POLICE 512 HEARTWELL IILIMii. · HEmlouk 5-5»2i» · LONG IJEACH "The Badge of Security" Since 1929 WE OFFER HIGHLY TRAINED MEN--MEN WHO ARE PHYSICALLY FIT--MEN WHO ARE DEPENDABLE, SINCERE AND PROUD OF THEIR WORKMEN WHO ARE, SECURITY POLICEMEN. "Security police" is no longer a hit or miss proposition to be dele gated to old men, pensioners or youthful incompetents, bur has instead become an extremely important part of good management of anybusiness. Every year, more than $500,000,000 worth of materials are "lost," "strayed" or stolen from commercial and industrial installations in the United States. S T A T I S T I C S WILL PROVE THAT ADEQUATE SECURITY POLICE SYSTEMS .CAN MATERIALLY REDUCE OR STOP LOSSES OF THIS TYPE. T. A. NEWTON ·

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