Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on January 4, 1959 · Page 65
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Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California · Page 65

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, January 4, 1959
Page 65
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City Water Dept. Continually Expands to Meet Future Needs In the latest fiscal year-from July 1, 1957 to July 30, 1958--the Long Beach Water connections in the system for FROM OUT OF THE PAST Here's a section of Ghost Town at famed Knott's Berry Farm. Shown are miners bringing ore from the mine shaft while at the right the village smithy is working on the crusher. Knott's Berry Farm Is Great Attraction Economists who keep an pye Saloon with its brass rail and out for business trends are be-: coming more and more aware of Southern California's rapidly expanding tourist i n d u s t r y . Travel-minded residents from all over the nation naturally look to Southern California, with its balmy climate, as the Ideal spot to spend their vacations. Businessmen have been quick to see this trend and have brought to Southern California high-quality, unique attractions .that have made this area the greatest entertainment spot on dancing girls. In Ghost Town the tourist can visit with the Old Prospector as he leads his burros or stop by the blacksmith shop where the smithy wields his heavy hammer. For those who enjoy interesting rides, 'the olc Ghost Town Calico Railroad runs on a regular schedule. The Butterfield Stage Line or San Francisco cable cars are other thrills, while the more modern minded may prefer the merry- go-round or the new and thrilling little cor ride that seems adies in their fancy dresses. Overseeing is the town marshal vho loves to pose in his shiny boots, brocade vest and black Stetson. Theater drama has not been neglected either, for a travel- ng road show is presenting the heart-rending d r a m a , "The bVreck of the Blue Bell Express" at the Bird Theater. earth. to attract almost as many old- Knott's Berry F a r m , in sters as youngsters. Buena Park, is truly a pioneer in the area tourist industry. Starting from a tiny roadside stand the farm has grown to one of the "must" attractions for everyone who crosses the California border. * * · · AS AN ENTERTAINMENT spot the famous Ghost Town is dedicated to pioneers. A trip through its rambling streets kept honest. will bring back memories. In A PAGE FROM THE PAST sprinkled with a modern editioi tells the tale of yesterday when the miner's shovel coult turn a fortune in gold. The old town provided plenty of entertainment for those who wanted it, but the shadow of the hang man's tree was always a reminder that things had to be and a 40 million gallon distribu-j lion reservoir. There are four; Dept. showed assets of $30 million in property and equipment, with a gross revenue for the year of slightly more than ?4 million. A total of 66,308 customers purchased 13 li billion gallons of water, of which 37 per cent was Colorado River water, supplied to Long Beach by the Metropolitan Water District. The remaining 63 per cent of the water was supplied by pumping from 32 city-owned wells. Total population served was estimated at 294,000. It is of note that the Water Dept. has 695 miles of various mains, with water flow controlled by 14,837 valves. In addition to these water sources, the department also maintains 100 million gallons of water in storage, for an emergency supply in ease of fire, or other need. The 4,514 fire hydrant laterals installed for service to the Long Beach Fire Dept. have resulted in helping establish a favorable fire insurance rate for this city. * i TIIE LONG BEACH Water Dept. owns 1,098 acres of water-bearing and operative land on which are located 32 wells, three booster plants, three collection reservoirs, a 60 million taking on Colorado River water. A short wave radio patrol is operated by the Water Dept. From a dispatching office at one of the department facilities, the 29 mobile units, radio- equipped, are sent on calls to (gallon distribution reservoir, pressure in the higher areas of the city, and the laying of approximately 24',i miles of transmission and feeder mains ranging in size from 20 to 54 inches. A water treatment plant costing $1,400,000 was con structed in 1951 out of earnings render customer service, keep of the department, water losses to the minimum, and prevent property damage when mains break. * * * * IN THE FIVE-YEAR period from 1948-53, the Water Dept. constructed new waterworks facilities costing S7',2 million from a bond issue voted in 1948. Of importance was the construction of 60 million gallons of distribution reservoir storage consisting of 18 steel tanks, each 132 feet in diameter and 35 feet high. Twelve of these tanks, with a combined capacity of 40 million gallons, are located on Dominguez Hill,, northwest of Long Beach City, for storage and 'distribtuion of Colorado P.iver water to the Harbor and North Long Beach areas. Six identical tanks were added to the 12 existing tanks on Alamitos Hill in the southeastern part of Long Beach, in- On June 4, 1957, voters approved a 56.884,000 bond issue, which is to be used to construct additional distribution reser- oir capacity at the Alamitos Reservoir, for additional large mains, facilities to treat more well water, and the purchase of a private water system pres- oft the city. Bonds have recently been sold, and the projects are under way. * » * * UTILITY SERVICES must watch with care the population growth of the territory they serve, particularly such growth as Long Beach has had and continues to have, department officials pointed out. In the case of the Long Beach Water Department, facilities already in and paid for are able to adequately serve ,the present population. New proj- lndep«nden».Pr«i$-Telegram PARADE OF PROGRESS-- L«l b«K. C.lifv Si*. J-- . 4, Hit Law School Branch Here I *f Pacific C o a s t University,]Superior Court Commissioner founded in Los Anseles in 1927. established in 1946 a complete law school in Long Beach for the convenience of those students who had been commuting to Los Angeles. The Long Beach school has been in continuous operation since and offers complete curricula leading to the degrees of bachelor of laws and of master of laws. These curricula include all of the subjects on the California bar examination and some elcc- tives. The classes are held in the administration building on the Woodrow Wilson campus. * * * » THE FACULTY i n c l u d e s Thomas W. Cochran, a graduate if Southwestern University, a deputy district attorney in Long Beach since 5941; Ralph F. Bagley. a graduate of the University of California and of the Georgetown Law School at Washington, D. C. is the deputy district attorney in charge of the Glendale office; Albert J. Forn, a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and a Los Angeles attorney; Assistant City Attorney of Los Angeles Phil E. Grey: Harry M. Hunt, a graduate 04 the Law School of the Univerv; sity of Southern California, i Carl H. Manson has three degrees from the University p(; Michigan and was a graduajg student at the Harvard Lay* School and has been dean of Pacific Coast University Law School since 1945; Paul D. StraJ der a graduate of the Law, School of Ohio State University and was a judge of a U.S. Occu, pational Court in Germany after World War II; Harwooa P. Stump, a graduate of th^ Law School of Pacific Coast University. Police Can Call On 125 Reserves There are 125 officers enrolled in the Police Reserve Corps, established under city ordinance. The volunteer corps is designed to augment the*regular police force during emergencies. It is supervised by Lt. William F. Stovall, FBI/ trained officer who also is ae-^ sistant personnel director fop the Police Department. creasing the total storage there ects either under construction to 60 'million gallons. Addi- or provided for in the bond tional construction included a issue of 1957 will take care of booster plant to increase water'a modest increase in population. Camera the general merchandise storejTown the fans find Ghost C , r y Qf f IN£ HOMES ideal spot to build grandma will re-live the days when this was her "super market." Grandpa, on the other their picture story of their trip to Southern California. On the streets, ready to pose for the hand, will probably have his guests, are colorful Indians, best memories in the Calico'ragged prospectors and pretty Long Beach has a minimum number of available building sites for homes and as a result many of the older structures are now being razed to make way for new dwellings. Known for years as a city of beautiful homes, this latest building development adds more to the beauty of the city. Here is a view in Park Estates looking east on Los Lomas from Bryant-Rd., showing a. typical street in that ACRES OF BOOKS FOR SAVINGS, SELECTION AND SERVICE Did you know... that the largest retail book store West of Chicago and Cincinnati it located in-Long Beach, California? Thousands of books art arranged in easily locattd classifications. Our business Is primarily used books which means an appreciable saving to Hbrariani and collectors. We also carry new books of tht more general interest and back number magailnes. If books moan anything to you, · visit to our itore will be · « rewarding experience. . BERTRAM SMITH BOOK STORES "/crei of Books" 140 Pacific Avwiut Long teach, Calif.- (33 Main Slrwt Cincinnati, Ohio TO SERVE YOUR NEED FOR In this day you want the water you use to be pure. That's No. 1, Then you want it to taste good, look clear, be soft and odor free, and delivered to your faucets. And you want enough water around under pressure for protection in case of emergency. Last year it cost the Long Beach Water Department $2,691,028 to meet your specifications -- which are also ours. That money produced 8-1/2 billion gallons from our 30 municipal wells and purchased 5 billion gallons of Colorado River water. That money treated the water in a million- dollar plant, stored it in reservoirs, and tested it continually for purity. That money paid for radio-equipped vehicles and crews ready and able to come quickly when emergencies occur. The Long Beach Water Department takes pride in stating that this City has one of the best water systems in the United States. Water here is always right -- and ready when you want it. LONG BEACH WATER DEPT. 215 West Broadway, Long Beach 2, Calif. Municipally Owned and Operated Since 1911

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