Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on January 4, 1959 · Page 68
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Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California · Page 68

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, January 4, 1959
Page 68
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18-PARADE OF PROGRESS lnd«f M nd M if.Pr M .T*ltqnm U* tank, Cd*. Sm, JOT. «, 1ti» ICAfSER'S BIG GYPSUM PLANT Located on one of the Long Beach Harbor inner channels, Kaiser Gypsum's expanded Long Beach gypsum products plant is shown here. The plant's annual capacity is 50,000 tons of hardwall and special type plasters and 210,000,000 square feet of gypsum board products. School for Nursing Is Added Here With the arrival of the New Year, Long Beach's new School of Nursing has come a step closer to reality. Beginning this .week, applications will be taken for the new school, scheduled to open its doors on the Lakcwood campus of Long Beach City College next September. Though only 32 students can be accepted for the first class, the local program for training registered nurses will ultimately enroll 200 or more. Girls in the Long Beach Uni- [ied School District interested in applying for admission, either for next fall or later on, may write to the Student Personnel Office, Long Beach City College, 4901 E. Long Beach 8. Two Kaiser Firms in Harbor Supply Products Two good neighbors -- corporate relatives in fact--on the Long Beach waterfront have been so busy of late they've hardly had time to talk. What's keeping them apart? The Southland's continuing construction boom. The companies, Permanente Cement and its wholly-ownec subsidiary, Kaiser Gypsum Co. Inc., have been shipping prod ucts at a record pace since early in 3958. * * · · PERMANENTE's Long Beach cement distribution plant, reactivated in 1957, is the only iJeep-water cement shipping fa cility in Southern California. From it, cement produced at the c o m p a n y's Cushenbury plant at Lucerne Valley has been shipped to Hawaii, barged to the giant missile base project on San Clemente Island, and trucked to scores of concrete producers'- in Southern California. , 7 ',The cement truck-loading letup at Long Beach represents Permanente's latest service to the construction i n d u s t r y . Placed in operation in November, it provides cement customers with a second source of supply. It enables Permanente to service these South- ern California customers from either the Cushenbury plant or Long Beach. The new operation can load 8 to 10 bulk cement trucks per hour, each truck carrying the equivalent of almost 600 sacks of cement. ACROSS THE CHANNEL, and well within hail of a bosun's voice, Kaiser Gypsum has been shunting out rail shipments of its products, in record numbers. The plant, in fact, is one of the largest users of rail cars in the area, loading more than 6,000 cars a year with finished products. Tile plant has recently been operating close to capacity -enough gypsum products to build a city the size of Pasadena. The pypsum plant, employs 150 production persons, plus another 40 in sales work. Situated on 12 acres of tidewater jroperty along Water St., its facilities include the main gypsum board and plaster products building, and a storage dome capable of holding 35,000 tons of raw gypsum ore. Company ore-carriers pay regular calls at tht plant dock to discharge ore brought from San Marcos Island In the -Gulf of California. SERVES TRUCKS, SHIPS Permanente Cement Co. plant in Long Beach Harbor uses this distribution plant for truck loading or from the same plant ships can be loaded, unloaded. Crime Laboratory Busy Department The Long Beach Police studying Crime Laboratory does not lice wait for "murder will out," which according to the old adage Invariably occurs. The materials 'lab" pin-points crime Crews From Brown Drilling Co. Found on Jobs All Over World Carson St., APPLICANTS will be placed on a mailing list to receive a newly-published brochure on the School of Nursing and other information on entrance requirements and procedures. To be operated by the school district, but in cooperation with the Long Beach Memorial Hospital, the new School of Nursing has already been approved by the California State Board of Nurse Examiners. Not since 1939, when the school for registered nurses at Seaside Memorial Hospital closed down, aave facilities for training professional nurses been available here. STUDENTS ENROLLED in the two-year program will qualify for an Associate in Arts degree from the City College and certification for the State Registered Nurse Examination. The concentrated, and streamlined program covers all of the essentials of the traditional three-year course, and also allows nursing students the advantages of a regular college program and participation in campus activities. Future registered nurses enrolled in the new School of Nursing will take their first year of work on the City Col- .ege Lakewood campus and will spend the second year in clinical training courses at the new Memorial Hospital under con struction at 27th and Atlantic approximately 700 cases each year. Only one two summer sessions, analysis may be required in some cases. Other crimes require scores of analyses of day problems with classified ads Diego. Such cities are reason- found at the scene Phone HE 2-5959 for an ad- ~ " by before they are solved. P°~ Ave. The course also Includes SAVE TIME! Solve every- writer. An American workman jogs along an ancient Roman army road, into the upper reaches of the Euphrates River Valley in Turkey. He sits astride a willing donkey and looks out over a countryside as old as civilization. Across his tin hat is sten- cilled, "Brown Drilling Co." His passport shows a home address on a Long Beach street On the other side of the another American slogs through the flood-season bogs of Monagas deep in Venezuela back country. He too is pushing ahead in'the world-wide search for oil. And his tin hat also bears the Brown insigne; his credentials show a home address in Long Beach. * * . * THESE MEN are typical of scores of hardy explorers on the world petroleum frontier. Each one cashes a paycheck which originated in office headquarters at 1456 East Hill St. Toolpushers, drillers, cat- headmen, roughnecks--they all make up Brown Drilling crews whether in Maracaibo, Bakuk, Kahta or Southern France. Many have been with the pioneer Long Beach drilling contractor since 1937 when Ned Brown started the company that has become world known for speed, efficiency ana integrity in oil exploration. The Brown Co. has punched out more than 2000 oil wells in every climate, through'every kind of terrain, and against every handicap known to the oil industry. * · * * NED B R O W N , the "big boss," who started as a roughneck himself, founded his com pany for California drilling, and even though the organization expanded into a world-wide operation more than 10 years ago, California drilling has remained an important part of the Brown operation. The first Brown office in Long Beach opened with 18 em- ployes. One stenographer and a City Rates Good in Fire Safety Long Beach is in Class 3, according to the National Board of Fire Underwriters. This classification is the same Los Angeles, Pasadena and San ably safe from disastrous fire, by the underwriters' standards. bookkeeper were the only whitearound it during its preliminary ·ollar workers. During the first 0 years of the Brown operation, the overseas field beck- ned with opportunity and by the petroleum industry as Brown crews, armed w i t h a major equipment development Srown equipment, headed for during 1958. the jungles, the deserts and the inderground petroleum lakes larger share of responsibility in icross the face of the globe. Among major local projects wide oil exploration company hand by Brown crews today ire gas well drilling operations n North Central California, operations of he extensive Srown Marine iny circular island off Seal Beach and relatively simple lole-punching operations in jther California fields. * * * * IN MID-YEAR, 1958, Brown nade history in the field of wrtable drilling with introduc- ion of what started out simply s Brown Portable Rig No. 7, nd ended up as "The Mighty Hole." This super-powered port- ble, which used the most mod- rn 'design theories to increase lortability ime host and at the performance same iletely out of the normal field f portable rig operation, was lamed the "Mole" by drillers nd roughnecks who worked dry-run demonstrations. Th» name caught on, the "Molt" equipment was generally hailed During the past year, * operation of the local world- has gone to Arthur J. Heiser, now vice president, but the policies established by Ned Brown during his 40 years of Drilling on a work In the industry remain unchanged. · · · * "WE TRY TO PUT better men, better equipment, and better management into every job, and we think that gives Brown Drilling the extra 'plus' makes Brown wells the in. the industry," Heiser that best explained. But regardless of policy, the men with the tin hats on the lonely back roads of ancient Turkey, the mud-spattered men hi the steaming jungles of Venezuela, or on the arid plateaus of Australia continue to be Brown Drilling men--horn* addresses, Long Beach, Calif. WE SALUTE THE PROGRESSIVE PORT OF LONG BEACH BAKER RENDERING CO. RENDERIKS, PRODUCERS AND EXPORTERS OF TALLOW 4073 BANDIN1 BOULEVARD LOS ANGELES 23. CALIFORNIA Telephone ANgelus 8-7106 ALSO AT PIER D, PORT OF LONG IEACH E T H E R To Keep Pace With Growing Long Beach PERMANENTE CEMENT 1 KAISER GYPSUM Expanding to supply the growing cement needs of Long Beach's builders is a big job. Permanente Cement is ready and proud to meet the challenge of tomorrow. Modern plant and distribution facilities in Long Beach assure on-time delivery of this vital growth material. From Long Beach's own gypsum building materials plant, Kaiser is producing the products used in building a bigger and better Southern California. Recent modernization and expansion of our Long Beach facility provides complete local stocks of lath, plaster and wallboards, to meet the forecast for future growth. KAISER Permanente CEMENT Long Beach, California KAISER GYPSUM Long Beach, California Two Growing Kaiser Companies Building Together for a Better West

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