Independent from Long Beach, California on February 13, 1958 · Page 69
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 69

Long Beach, California
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Thursday, February 13, 1958
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M Z5 * * * *·* INOIFIND«NT-MlHS-miG«»M ' l«ci| l««h, C.I If., Thuri., F«k. 13, 1»5» LAKEWOOD LAKEWOOD P-T.A. UNIT STARTS PILOT PROGRAM Parents to Guard - By EARL GRISWOLD · Patrons of the Lakewood Village branch of the Long Beach library helped make the job of moving to the new Ruth Bach Branch Library easier. They checked out big armloads of books, totaling about 25 per cent of the 17,000 volumes at the Village library before closing day Monday, promising to return the books to the new branch after it opens Feb 22. A six-man team completed the moving task Tuesday, said Mrs. Avaloh Warren, branch librarian. , When the new branch opens patrons may get the impression there are fewer books on the shelves than there were at the rented store facilities on Norse ·Way. Actually there -'will be about 1,000 new volumes added to the'shelves at the new branch. There are just a lot more shelves and stacks at the new and larger library, Mrs Warren, explains, - · Mrs. Warren is selecting new volumes to add to the branch library. In response to patrons wishes, there will be more technical books, dealing with sci ence and math, a larger chil dren's collection, a larger se lection of periodicals, includmj Fortune and other -business and serious-type magazines. ' · * . * · TWO BUSLOADS of Lake wooders have signed up to to the Dodgers' opening gam( in L. A. on April 20, report Warren Countryman of th sponsoring Lakewood Chambe of Commerce. Countryman was trying t fill one bus a couple of week ago, and asked aid from news papers to help him fill it up The response he got filled u two buses, and he has 40 othe persons, on waiting lists, h reports. " Another group is now arrang ing for charter buses to th 'game, a match between th Dodgers and Giants, and wi accept reservations this week Jack Taylor, president of th del Valle Park Men's Club, .making the arrangements fo this second group. Reservation can be made with Dan Claytor del Valle Park director, at the ·p'ark, Woodruff and Arbor, HA 9-0545. . ' * * * * , , . ; KEEIMNG SLIM 'n' trim i? easy for busy Lakewood area- housewives in a free city -recreation class'at del Valle Park, according to instructor Antoinette Olivera. Miss OUvera's objective is to help housewives trim down ex cess weight or keep their already trim figures in exercises done to music. Classes are held tc at 10:30 a.m( each Tuesday. '· f . * * LAKEWOOD MAYOR Angelo M. lacoboni and City Administrator H e n r y Gocrlick presented a citation to Sheriff's Capt. Sewell Griggers Tuesday, commending him for his "heroic efforts in saving the life of a Lakewood boy who was lost in the San Dimas area last Jan. 12." The . boy, 14-year-old Jerry Sharpen, was found on a mountain ledge in critical condition, suffering from a skull fracture, broken leg and shock. 'Capt. Griggors, flying the department's helicopter, p r o v i d e d medical supplies and removec -the boy to the Azusa heliport where he was then transferred to a hospital. Another sheriff's agent, In spector Leslie L. Haight, was presented with an award ol merit from the Greater Lake'- wood Chamber of Commerce this week for his "outstanding civic service" as police chief of Lakewood when he commanded the Norwalk Sheriff's Station. Special guest at the affair was Cap:. Sid Jolivette, Haight's successor as chief of the city's law enforcement. * + * *. THE PARADE ROUTE for this year's big Pan American Parade on April 20 was released this week. The parade will form on Hardwick St. in Lakewood Center, then move from the starting point south on Clark Ave. to Del Amo Blvd., east on Del Amo to Bellflower Blvd., and then north on Bellflower to South St., where the units will disband. A contest to pick a Miss Pan American Hostess to reign over the Pan-Am celebration is now tinder way. The contest is open to single girls 18 to 21 years old who live in the Greater Lakewood area. Girls can enter by sending their name, age, address anc telephone number to Miss Pan American Hostess Contest, P.O. Box 6236, Lakewood, Calif. An experimental "Block Parent" program to protect children on..their way to nd from school will t a r ted by. Lakewood's flonroe' Elementary. School 3-T.A.'-early next month. The program calls- for about 100 homes in the Monroe area- ing help. . ' If : the pilot program proves to Sen Carson ^d Centra be an effective "safeguard for · · -- Sts. -from Conquista Ave. to the San Gabriel River--to be designated 1 .as "Block Parent" houses," with signs in the window . beckoning' children need- the 1,102 youngsters at Monroe, the plan may be extended to cover. some ' 35,000 youngsters attending schools-in the Lakewood area. *. » * * MRS. J. R. KINNEY of .4370 Quigley Ave., project chairman for the Monroe P-T.A.', said the objective of the Block Parent program is. twofold. . "First, it would create a ring of protection around'the entire school area; warning unfriendly' strangers they are being watched. And second, it would provide a feeling of security .for the children." The Block Parent home would be a refuge for any child, who on his way to or' from school 1. Approached or frightened by-'a stranger,iri any way. 2.' Frightened by the antics of larger children. 3, Confused and/or lost. 4. Injured with either major ilar or minor hurts. Block parents will be given instruction in first-aid..··. , The program is the outgrowth of discussions among parents, followed by conferences with law enforcement agencies. No specific incident led to the'plan, but several . minor incidents have been .reported where such a. plan could-be-very effective, Mrs. Kinney'said. * « * « ·$ THE PROGRAM'will be sim- with three or four -'-houses' in each block designated 'as a refuge /for children. ·.·Mrs. .'Kinney'said 80 Monroe parents Kave' already-:" volunteered as "Block Parents." . ' More .recruits will be .sagned up' at"a'special-.P-T.A.. meeting open .to.-the.public,' af 7:3(3 .S-m. Tuesday 1 in the school" cafetd- rium, 4400 Ladoga "Ave.-Representatives of'other P-T.A. units are' also'Invited. .. · ;.". AT THE REQUEST of the P-T.A.,. the' sheriff's department is cooperating in providing information, Mrs.' Kiq'ney said. Sheriff s-Lt. Harold Stock^ bridge and Sgt. Ann Easton will be at the P-T.A. .meeting to answer i questions and 'explain procedures.-- - · Actual start 'of the' program is expected early, next month, Mrs. Kinney^ said. The exact 'starting: date will depend upon time needed for a -parents'.committee to screen' participants. · PROTECTION FOR CHILDREN Karen Ruth Anderson/8, of 6914 Harvey Way, tells some little friends about "Block Parent" program planned in Monroe School area. Block Parent signs 'in windows-of homes will be a sign of refuge or aid for school-bound children seeking help-- (Staff photo.) - Chamber OKs 515,000 Budget Directors of the Greater Lakewood Chamber of Commerce approved^ a $15,000 budget this week to Scouts to Get 112 Awards A total'., of 112 awards mil .be presented at Lake- iwbod and Appling Boy | Scout District Courts of Honor at 7:30 tonight. At the. Lakewood .court, ' t o : be held at Ilakewood High; School,- ' n a t i o n a l camping' awards will be given to Troops 52 and 134. Post 75. will get a national standard unit achievement award. Top individual awards will be: A life pin to John Carman, Troop 55,' and gold pins to Bill Melchoir and Allen Stone, both of Troop 64. ·' ,, · Star Scout, awards will be re- ived by Tom Miller, Troop 2; Robert Rybolt, 209, and Clifford lson, Pos't 75. Twenty-four ouths will receive a total of 1 badges. 'Other award's will nclude four firstrdass 'ratings nd .14 second-class ratings. .eonard Stone, will -preside at Jie Lakewood court,-' assisted y Ben Holzman. · -. * * \* * · · . THE APPLING DISTRICT Court will be held at- Marshall unior High Sclrool, with Roy Jlen presiding. James Crayton of Troop 63 vill receive a Star Scout pin, op award at the Appling Court. Eighteen 'Scouts will collect 21 merit badges, . and. seven boys of Squadron. 127 will re- carry out the'organization's 1958 -program activities and community promotions. President of civic Blood Bank Sef Friday The American Red Cross will set up a blood bank Friday at the May Co, Lakewood. Public donations will be taken from 5 to 7:30 p.m. W. , Doherty, grand knight of the Lakewood Council, Knights of Columbus, urges Lakewood area members to give blood at the bank to replenish he organization's blood bank. Committee chairmen for the Knights' project are Paul Walz and Clint Erickson. Employes of the May Co.. anc their families will give blood )etween Sjind 5 p.m. Lakewood City Coaches Sponsor Valentine Dante ..The Lakewpod Boys Sport Assn. will sponsor a Valentine dance at 8 p.m. Friday at the ·Legion Hall,. 5938' Parkcrest St. Proceeds will go to boys sports activities in Lakewood The Sports Assn. is composed of adult volunteer coaches in city-spon'ored boys' a t h l e t i leagues. Friday's dance wi) feature -the Notables 'Bane Max Worthen, president, saic Admission will be $1 per couple Francis Cannon ppointed IS committee chairmen to direct major projects md activities planned to give .akewood .greater ..recognition ana 'prestige. ' " ~ ' " " ' · · ) The chairmen and commit ees they will direct are; + ·* * * * DICK HABTWELL, bus! nessmen's-clinic; JohnTodd, by aws; Jim Atkinson, civic af fairsj_Dr. Guy E. Rayola, healtl and welfare; H. L. (Bud) Pep-y ndustrial and.commercial; Te jullivan, legislation; Warre Cguntryman, traffic and trans portation; Howard Jydkins, cul ;ural; M., Ross Bigelow, national affairs; Ed 'Salitore, publicity; Marc- Frederick, membership. And Don Killen, County Fair Display; Ernest McGill, -special pool dedication; Edmund J. Coyne, fire rate survey; Ed Everly and Norman Gordon, Miss Lakewood Contest; Gene Nebeker, Pan American Festival coordination;' Fred _San- Dhez, Rose Float; Joe Manno, 10 Enter Lakewood ceive their aviation- ratings. Two first-claSs and 13 second- class ratings Will be presented.- FiveWfn Big Prizes afCenter Winners · in Lakewood Center's "Heart's Desire" contest were announced by Dick Hartwell, president of the sponsoring Lakewood Center Business- SCOUTING SKILLS · ' The wide variety of skills mastered by Boy Scouts will be demonstrated for the Sic aTthe encampment of Appling District .Scouts at Wardlow Park :;·=_.*_ i _ _ j ·o-.n^wv^T +1TM f,iYi n-nH cViiic nf r.amDinsr out. are (from leitj mer;'s Assn. Lflc yUUliC *t LUC Ciioain.fim-Ai*. vj. ,*.-*£» r""o . this weekend Reflecting the fun and skills of camping out. are S Henry P-T.A.--(Frey photo.) · . Appling District Scouts to Pa Demonstrate SA///S of Camping .. Two. .more candidates entered'the race this week for "the Lakewood .City Council election ^ApriT 8, bringing the . total to 10. Deadline for candidates to file is noon today; . · . Richard Molsby'o'f 5922 Dag- j wood St., chairman of the City Planning Commission, and Donald K. McLaughlin of 4608 Coldbrook Ave. .picked up can- , didates' nomination p a p e r s Tuesday: City'hall offices were closed Wednesday. Ij Six candidates have filed nomination papers, including the two incumbents whose terms are expiring, Mayor Angelo M. lacoboni and Councilman Gene · Nebeker. \ George Fenner Jr. of 4149 i Brock Ave. filed h'is papers Tuesday. Others who - f i l e d '-.earlier-were Mrs. Ora Knudson, .Warren Countryman and Hugh F. Hackett: Leo Cassidy and 1 James McDonald, who .took out papers earlier, have indicated they willl file by the deadline. | Voter registration for the* council- election closes tonight. ;ity Clerk Jo Bennitt said the' city hall offices will remain open till 8 p.m. give residents last-minute opportunity to register. . The winners and .the prizes 3045 Sawyer The story of Scouting will be told graphically in a parade and c a m p ' i n g demonstration this weekend at Wardlow Park. Appling District Scouts will march 3,000-strong-in -their 3rd annual parade, starting at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Woodruff Ave. they chose are: G. R. Jenkins, St., shopsmith; Eddy Edwards, 9440 Maine, Bellflower, -hi-fi set; Mrs. R. A. Bain, 3773 Ch'atwin Ave., refrigerator; Jessie Blodgett, 5312. Fidler Ave., stove; and Mrs. William Ryan, 5229 BollElower-Blvd.,- washer- dryer combination. Joining the Scouts in the parade will be Girl Scout Troop 641, the Lakewood Boy Scout Drum and Bugle Corps, and the South Gate Youth Band. * * * * FOLLOWING THE PABADE will be a brief ceremony at the T} Hi OG LUi Uciy "-L V» wi_"Wl WiA ·**· * *-· " »·" ·*-- ~- -- · and Wardlow Rd. The parade;park. ' Participating will be route will proceed west -on; Harold - Arnold, , Long Beach Wardlow Rd. to Wardlow Park.'Scout executive; Long Beach social Toner, activities; subsidence. and John PRESIDENT CANNON will serve as chairman of the chamber's e x e c u t i v e committee. Serving on the committee with him will be Dick - -Hartwell, Ernest McGill, Beryl . Linville, W. G. Nichols and M. Ross Bigelow.', ' ^ Ball Series Film on Tap at Park Movie -highlights of the 1957 World Series will be shown at the' organizational meeting' of Lakewood's Bolivar Park Men's Club at 7:30 p.m.' Monday in the park activities building. The club is being organized under sponsorship of' the- City of Lakewood." ! Members can 'participate in seasonal sports such as softball and volleyball, as well as less active games and recreational' activities. Six-Week Church Institute Set Here The First Baptist Church ofIBethany Baptist. Church of Indtp»ud*nt P»»s-Telcgram Lakewood News and CLASSIFIED ADS {056 FACULTY AVE. Phon»* ME 3-0764 GA 5-1161 Lakewood, 5336'Arbor Rd. will be'the scene-Monday-of opening sessions of the third annual Leadership Training Institute for the Long Beach area under the' auspices of the Greater Los Angeles Sunday School Assn. The "-Rev. Arvid Carlson, of Pasadena, will, be featured , speaker at the' first of the six!Monday night sessions. The! session opens at 7 p.m. j Theme of the 1 series this year will be "Fully Equipped to Reach Johnny." All. churches have .been invited' to -send youth leaders to the:/ series. · . Sponsoring the sessions are Long Beach! North Long Beach Brethren Church and La'kewood ty 1 ^ First Baptist Church. Car Safety Checks Set at Stadium Police,Capt William Kummer c o u n c i l commissioner, anc George Vermillion', president o' the Scout ^Council, A lively demonstration 01 Scouting skills will then' be viewed by the public at Ward low Park, where some 50( Scouts and-their leaders will be encamped for the weekend. The public is invited to visi the camp to observe . Scout performing the skills they've earned. There will be exhibits too, but the main objective will be to let the public see the Scouts in action. Boys will be working on jrafts and wood lore, pitching tents,' cooking, showing first- aid techniques, signalling, knot" i safety, and dem- wide- variety of skills whfch the Scout masters! Name Lamhofer to Cof C Board Jim- Lamhofer, display advertising account executive for'the Independent, Press - -Telegram, has been appointed to the board of directors. of the Greater Lakewood Chamber of.' Com- Bids Due on Fire Station Bids to build a county fire station west of Lakewood Center will be "opened Tuesday. 1 The new fire-fighting'base, to be located at 4020 .Candlewood St., will .have -an apparatus room, -a hose storage room and hose tower, two dormitories, locker rooms, kitchen and recreation room. A CAMPFIKE PKOGEAM at 7 p.m.. Saturday, also- "open to the. public, will -feature Indian tribal dances'by'the Council of the Flaming Arrow. - . Overseeing the camp activities will be District Scout.Executive Wallace Scott, Chairman Joe Lakewood High Dance Set Friday ·Ten finalists have been selected · as candidates for King and Queen of "Sweetheart Swing" dance to be presented Friday evening for students at Lakewood High School in · the girls' gymnasium. Reigning over the semi-formal dance will be a boy and a girl chosen from the junior class. They will be selected by votes,-in the-form, of valentine hearts, sold by the junior class. ' Compton Junior College mu-. sicians will-play for'the dance. , King and Queen finalists in-; elude: Don Cornelius, Howard Judson, Pat' Sainsbury, Jerry Preston, Tim Jensen, Joan Members of- two area car ] clubs* will provide free auto safety checks for motorists Saturday, 'Feb. 22, iri the east parking lot of Veterans-Memo-' rial Stadium, -Clark Ave. and| Lew Davis St. Hours will be 10.a.m. to 4 p.m.- The-.program is a public service of the Bachelor and Bachel- orette- Car Clubs in their cam-, to e m p h a s i z e safe driving a n d safe cars. . . . . · The clubs will work, in co| operation with the Long Beach; Police Department and -the Long Beach Safety Council, ac- wauace aeon, L.nairin.iii juc *·»"·"··*·· · , Blake, Bob Snyder and other Hathaway, Judy H o f s d a h J , I ' - , . . . ' T T 14.1. f^ftil r^-^*v^T» artn Camp and . m e r c e , announced President: cor ding to Travis Johns and Francis Cannon. Seven Illnesses Reported Here Seven cases of reportable diseases were listed in Lakewood by the County. Health Department for the week ended Feb. 1. Three cases · of measles led I the list, followed by two cases 'of scarlet fever and one 'each of mumps and tuberculosis. Navy Offers training in Nuclear Power Age Training in nuclear 'power or ·zz one 'of more than 60 other specialties is available to qual- jjudie Edwards, presidents. No citations will be issued, but motorists will be alerted to defective. or faulty mechanical conditions of their cars. ABE LINCOLN DISPLAYS Displays showing many aspects of life during the time.of Abraham Lincoln have been made by Marshall. Junior High School-eighth grade students and are exhibited in. the school library. Examining the "work.-.are N (from left) Pam Vorderkunz, 14; Barbara Taylor, 13;'.and Gail Williams, 13.--(Staff photo.) ified men from 17. to 31 years old enlisting in the U-. S. Navy, according- .to Chief Bruce G. Eliot.t, iri command y of ' the Lakewpod Recruiting Station at 5062.Faculty Ave. Water Company Negotiations Set The City of Lakewood will go into its third negotiations session Tuesday'to buy the system of Lakewood Water and Poweir Co. '- ' " . . City Administrator H e n r y Goerlick,' said city representatives will meet with Long Beach Water."Dept.- officials .in the morning,, and .with water company/negotiators in the-afternoon.- '.' · · Both Lakewood ;and Long Beach are proceeding with plans to buy the water company facilities in , their · respective VALENTINE TIME Lakewood High. School''football star-Gil Mendoza,18, can't seem,to muster much sales resistance as, ' Jan Breshears; 16,-junior class-president, fells him. a Valentine which. is used as a vote for the Km and.. Queen of the "Sweetheart Swing" dance day evening. - . '-.-'.-

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