Independent from Long Beach, California on April 5, 1962 · Page 52
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Lakewood to Elect Two Councilmen * * Meet the Candidates Thumbnail sketches, photo- cms affecting the youth of ANGELO M. IACOBONI Incumbent GENE NEBEKER Incumbent MARGARET DeCANNIS Merchant NORA MAE GimiRIE Housewife CHARLES E. IIAYNES Electrical Engineer SALVATORE OCCHIPINTI Federal Employe DAVID STRICKER JR. Accountant ROBERT T. TULLV Salesman LAKEWOOD CURTAIN RISES SATURDAY By EARL GRISWOLD Over 12 per cent of the sample ballots mailed to Lakewood voters last week were not delivered. A total of 3,715 sample ballots will be junked. Postmen can't deliver them because the registered voters at the addresses aren't there. Pro sumably most of 'cm have moved, but the P.O. Dcpt. can't forward the mail because It's sent third class. For the same reason, it can't send 'cm bad: to the rcgls trar of voters. This leads one Lakewood Gardens reader to believe millions of dollars could be saved throughout the state II voter lists could be kept up- to-date. "You would save money in cities, school dis tricts, counties, other dis tricts, not just on unnecessary postage, but on printing, clcc tion boards, etc," he says. * · » · MISSILE DISPLAY -- One of the most common questions asked of recruiters anc guards around the big missile display in Lakewood Center is: "Are you going to launch one of them from here?" ; "Maybe if you'll ride it in to orbit. . . ." the Air Force man replies. So far there have been no takers. The display -- you can' miss it if you're near the shopping center -- will con tinue through Saturday. · · · * AROUND THE TOWN -Lakewood city councilmci and Long Beach Unifiei School District board mem bers will meet together at an Informal dinner April 17 t discuss "matters of mutua interest.!' At the top of th list will be the proposed Lake wood High School boundar shift which would send som - Lakewood students to Jordai High. . . . The Lonn Bead Flying Wheels will be host to San Fernando, Fresno an Garden Grove in the third annual Lakewood Pan Amcr can Wheelchair Baskctba tournament Friday cvcnin at L. B. City College an Saturday evening at Lake wood High. The games, ope to the public, will Stan a 7:30 both evenings.... Lake wood Jaycecs will sponsor $1 polio clinic at Hiram' Market at Palo Verde an Spring Friday. 6 to 9 p.m and Saturday. 2 to 6 p.m... Insurance man Harold Fo naugh has been named chad man of the Miss Lakewooc Contest, slated to open I May under sponsorship of th Chamber of Commerce. Philharmonic to Stage at Millikan graphs and campaign goals of the eight candidates In Lake wood's City Council race arc presented on this page today. The six challengers, hoping to unseat two Incumbents facing re-election on April 10, arc presented in alphabetical order. MARGARET (MEG) de- CANNIS, 30. of 5303 Premiere Ave., is supervisor of beauty shop and health studio. She and her husband, Bud, have lived in the Lakewood area and been in business here for 10 years. They have two children, 5 and years old. She is a native ol Honolulu, where she attended ligh school and business col- ege. Activities include church, Lakewood Chamber of Com' mcrce, and AFL-C10 Hairdressers and Artists Equity of American. She is second vice president of the Foster School P-T.A. Has a 12-point campaign platform calling for more democracy and leadership in city government, a tighter rein on city officials' expenses, a 40 per cent reduction in city expenses, an audit of city con tracts, an end to feather-bed ding, and more attention to mental health, religion, nar colics, taxation, municipal prestige, and a posttve, pro- American approach to programs intended to combat Communism. » · · · CHARLES E. HAYNES, 33, of 4125 Los Coyotes Diag., is an electrical engineer with J J Electric Co. of Long Beach. A native of Illinois, he received his electrical en ginccring degree from the Uni this city." * SALVATORE OCCHIPINTI, 41. lives at 5859 Silva St. with his wife. Phyllis. He is employed in the transportation office at the L. D. Naval Shipyard. Has served on the cm- ploycs council for five years, and Is on his second term as a director of the employes association. He was graduated from high school in his native New York City. He served two years in the Navy during World War II, and has lived here since 1047. Forecast Light Voter Turnout Lakewood voters will go to the polls Tuesday to elect two councilmcn to four-year terms. City Clerk Jo Bennitt forecast a light turnout of voters based on past elections and a comparison of campaign tempos. Some observers predicted less than 25 per cent of the city's 29,575 registered voters will cast ballots in the special election. One hundred twenty-six precinct polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Mrs. Bennitt and her staff will tabulate returns as they filter into City Hall that evening. P I Z 5 * * * * * - . Bex*. Ohl- limn- A»rll I. Ill Lakewood News and ClASSIFICD ADS lultptndtnt. Pr*u-T»Ugiaa M« FACU1TY AVE. PhoatM ME 9-07(4 GA 3-1111 ALL FIVE performances re sponsored by the Lake- ·ood Philharmonic Associa- on as a fund-raising event or an orthopedic swimming xol for the physically handicapped. Heading the cast is Arthur ^arah, charter member of ingcrs' Workshop, in the role of Koko. Other principal inging roles include Silvio Barto as the Mikado, Bob amcs, James L'Angelle, Gene 'Joble, Cynthia Howard, Mary {eating, Barbara Merchant nd Marvclcc Moody. 'MIKADO' DANCER Lillian Baba has one of leading dance roles in "The Mikado," opening Saturday at iMillikan High auditorium. Two Teenage Buglers F$ted by Legion Post Two buglers were honored names engraved on a larg as outstanding :he Lakewood members of Ambassadors, :eenage drum and bugle corps, at a dinner sponsored by Lakewood American Legion Post 49G. Chosen as co-winners of the annual John Sherman Award were Robert Colling, 4832 Downey Ave., and Ralph Rodgcrs, 4338 Johanna Ave. The boys were presented with medals by Mayor George Nye Jr., and will have their perpetual trophy named i honor of ths late John Henry Sherman, who served as d rector of the 50-mcmbcr drum and bugle corps. Hulda Dunbar of 504 Gaviota Ave. was presentee with the American Lcgio Post 496 Award as the ou standing girl in the Ambassa dors color guard. The prcsc tation was made by Po Commander Pete Wilcoxso AT SC PROGRAM "The Mikado." Gilbert anc ullivan comic operetta, wil e presented this weekend nd next in the Millikan High chool auditorium. The first performance wil c a matinee at 2:15 p.m. Sat rday. Evening performances .·ill be given at 8:15 this aturday and Sunday and the ollowing Friday and Satur ay- lacoboni, Nebeker Seek Re-Election vcrsity of Illinois. He and his wife, Jean, have lived here seven years, have four children ranging in age from 4 months to G years. He serves on the board of directors of the Lakewood Junior Chanv bcr of Commerce, is active in church work, and is a mem bcr of A1EE, a professional organization. Stresses need for Increased traffic control, pointing hazards of high-speed tral on residential streets, especially on the east side ol town. Believes city should Rive more attention to public transportation problems. Advocates construction of a multi-purpose c o m m u n i t y building, and supports cxpan- sion of city boundaries across the San Gabriel River. Wants to continue the contract plan of government for municipal type services, but says some projects such as road con' struction might sometimes be more economical if let to pri vate contractors. O p p o s e s forced - account c o n t r a c t Two Lakewood city coun- cilmcn face re-election contests Tuesday. Both were elected when the city was in- corporatcd in 1954, winning 'our-year terms as the top vote-getters. They were re- in terms of growth across II San Gabriel River." Acccn need in community projects such as Del Amo bridge. Civic Center expansion and possible cultural activities bulking. Foresees challenges in He has a four-point platorm: 1. Advocates strong onlng laws to maintain prop- rty values. 2. Says city tould "recognize unions and ic good standard of living icy have given us," proposes hat all city's contractual ·ork with private parties re- uirc that union labor do the ob. 3. Advocates a raultl- urpose auditorium which can cat 400-700 persons, and vhlch can be converted Into pen auditorium for dances, hows, etc. Smaller rooms round the main room would rovide meeting places for lubs and organizations. 4. Vould give more attention to e n i o r citizens, including pace In the auditorium build. ng. * * * * DAVID STRICKER JR., 42. of 6148 Amos Ave., Is supervisor of cost accounting for American - Astro Systems in ;i Monte. A n a t i v e of ·{cbraska, he served in the Army five years, including .wo years in the P a c i f i c theater during World War II as a first sergeant. He and lis wife, Beverly, have lived in Lakewood 15 years, have four children ranging f r o m tots to teens. He has attended Long Beach City and State Colleges, majoring In business law and accounting, and specializing in cost accounting. Affiliations i n c l u d e F.lks. A m e r i c a n Legion, VFW. P-T.A.. and church activities, including three years as Sunday School superintendent. Advocates improvement and efficiency In city government. S a y s "areas in which improvement should be made arc in h o s p i t a l facilities, mental health programs, local employment assistance, police and fire protection, and youth C i t e s Incum- recreation facilities." eight-year tenure of cr PRIN'CIPAL DANCE roles vill be performed by Lillian Baba, Kathy Baba, Hcrminc · C r e i t z c r , Trish Mahoney, Christ! McDanicI, Ron Hayes, )avc Hitchcock and Mike Quinn. Director is Henri Scanlon, oundcr of the Singers Workshop. Scanlon has made over 2,000 professional a p p e a r - nccs in leading roles of Gil- crt and Sullivan operettas. · * m · CHOREOGRAPHER is Joan Scanlan, who has worked with the Philharmonic group n several of its earlier pres cntations. Collaborating with icr are John J. Dougherty and Rokuka Hanayagi. Tickets for all performances will be available at the door. Admission is $2 for adults and 75 cents for students, with special rates available for youth groups. awards by city government. NORA MAE GUTHRIE, 30, of G9IG Nixon St.. is a native Californian, has lived in Lakewood seven years. She and her husband. Raymond F., have three children, 17, 10 and 3 years old. She attended Mills College in Oakland, Chico State College and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She was active in Formation of the Lakewood Civic Music Assn., is a member of the Lakewood Branch of the California M u s i c Assn., a women's political organization, and OES, Amnpo la Chapter. Proposes to reduce the city property tax rate by 20 per cent this year, and further reduce it "each succeeding year until the tax rate of zero is reached, without any reduction or loss in municipal cctcd in 1958. Both arc st presidents of the Great- Lakewood Chamber of ommcrec, winners of B'nai rith's Man of the Year ward, and both have been :tivc in numerous youth, vie and community projects. hey are: » * * · ANGELO M. IACOBONI, J, of 4148 Country Club Dr. n attorney, he has practiced ere since 1949. He was ayor from the time the city as formed until I960. He nd his wife, Gloria, have jur children. A lieutenant \ the Navy in World War 11 e served two years overseas board a transport ship. A alive of Fitchburg, Mass., he rceivcd his AB degree from oly Cross College in Wor tiester, and his LLB fiun larvard University. He i ast president of the Califor la Contract Cities, and cur ently serves as president n ie Los Angeles County Divi ion of the League of Califor ia Cities. He is endorsed by JAW-CIO Local 148 (Dougla lant union). Feels municipal govcrnmcn as made great strides in th jkewood Plan, and adds "w till have tremendous dial i;tv f ^ i u t t t i i uiiu nt.»v |i«i»u- cms. · · · * GENE NEBEKER, 40. of 1451 Warwood Rd., is a real estate broker and owner ol Ncbckcr Realty Co. He is a ust president of the Lon; leach Board of Realtors, anc served as vice mayor o Lahcwood for two years. He s charter president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, and was Jaycce of the fear. A native of Salt Lake City, he lias lived here since 194G. He is past president oi the Pan American Fcstiva Assn. and of the Long Beach Junior Football League. He served in the U. S. Air Force. lie and his wife, Iternic, have a daughter, 11. Cites the "success am progress Lakewood enjoys as a result of team work anc cooperation by the members of the City Council . . . The possible annexation nf the ,-irM mM nf HIP San Gabrie River will pose many prob Icms. It is my firm liclic that these problems will necc the experience and mature judgment of the incumbent to serve the best interests o our city." Advocates keeping taxes down and at th same time providing a "ROOC enges facing us, particularly city program of service." u c c c s s fully, we need a hange." · · · · ROBERT T. TULLY. 28, Is a salesman w i t h Republic Supply of California. He and his wife, Virginia, live at 2823 Harvey Way. A native of Los Angeles, he has lived In the Lakewood area since 1958. A veteran of four years in the Navy, he served in the Pacific during the Korean conflict, ie attended Valley Junior Tollege and UCLA, majoring n business administration. He is a member of the Lakewood J u n i o r Chamber of Commerce, and is active in local political g r o u p s and campaigns. He is concerned over pro- mscd annexation cast of the 5an Gabriel River, opposes Uikcwood expansion in the Hawaiian Gardens area "with ihe present facts at hand," warning of possible financial drains on Lakewood taxpayers. Opposes t r a n s f e r of Lakewood students to Jordan High. Points out that incumbents have served eight years, and says city needs a change to get new ideas and approaches and to preclude a "weak and sluggish" Council. Advocates a city auditorium. Wants improvement in bus and taxi service. Chamber of Commerce Starts Drive to Gain 100 Members Several scores of businessinf some Lakewood High "3. The effect on commu- services to the Lakewood." She Lakewood 'Lance Judged Besf of School Papers The Lakewood High School Csrolyn Kingsmill. Don Kroll Lance, student newspaper, was judged the best all-around high school newspaper at the 37th annual Newspaper Day of the School of Journalism at the University of Southern California. The Lance was one of 45 high school newspapers considered In the judging. Stu is faculty adviser. Jon Wctterholm of the Long Beach City College Vi king won honors among Junior college winners for the best photograph. The Newspaper Day program was attended by 1,000 students from Southland high dent editor of the Lance is schools and two-year colleges Lakewood Camp Oakes Signups Set Summer camp signups will start Saturday at the Lakewood YMCA, 5425 Ccntralia St. The Y's Camp Oakcs, local' ed in the San Bernardino Mountains near Big Bear City, offers horseback riding, swimming, archery, riflcry, hiking, crafts and nalure sludy. Lakewood boys 9 to 12 years old can attend July 916 or July 30-Aug. 6. Girls 9 to 12 will atiend July 16-23, and girls 13 to 15 will attend Aug. 6-13. Prizes will be given the first 13 boys and girls to sign up Saturday. citizens of 'wholeheartedly endorses the plan for a Lakewood school of anti communism (which) must be staffed with recognized ex pens and anti-Communists such as" Skouscn. Schwarz, Dodd, Byrd and Judd. Cites ' m a t u r e and experienced judgment on the many prob Ner Olam Men Plan 'Gay 90s* The Men's Club of Congregation Ncr Olam will hold a "Gay Nineties Night" Saturday, beginning at 9 p.m., in the congregation building, 6440 Del Amo Blvd.. I.akc- wood. Highlights will include vo cal arrangement: by :incing waiters, showing of old-time silent films, and refreshments, according to Chairman F.d Greenfield. Admission Is $1.50 per person. and civic l e a d e r s have aunchcd a month-long mem- jership campaign to swell the ranks of the Greater Lakewood Chamber of Commerce. Goal of the drive is 100 new members by April 30, boosting Chamber rolls .to a new [ligh of 300 business and professional firms. Heading the campaign is Jack Donnelly, membership chairman. Donnelly has appointed two-man teams of workers in each of 13 shopping areas with 410 shops and offices. The campaign team that signs up the most members will win a holid.iy flight to Las Vegas. Chamber President N c i Fitzgerald said success of the drive is vital to the cxpandec program of activities am c o m m u n i t y p r o m o t i o n planned this year. Directors of the Lakcwor* Chamber of Commerce thi week "urged the Long Bead school board to 'carefully ex aminc" Ihe proposed Uansfc School students to Jordan HiRh. Acting on a motion by 3cne Ncbckcr, the Chamber oard asked school officials to consider four points before acting on the proposed shift of students: "1. The welfare of Lakewood residents. "2. The effect on property values in areas involved in tho boundary shift. nity identity. "4. The effect on businesses in Lakewood." Ncbckcr said he had sub milled to school officials pet! tions signed by 1.200 persons opposing ' t h o boundary shift and that another set of pet! tions have been circulate! and signed by 1,200 more per sons throughout the commu nity opposing the shift. VOTE SET FOR APRIL 17 Lakew'd Ch Belli lower S The Greater L a k e w o o d Chamber of Commerce board this week voted to "go on record" supporting the $1,200,000 bond issue to be do- elded by voters in the Bellflower Unified School District April 17. President Neil Fitrgtrald noted the Like wood group was taking a stand because 20 per cent of Ukcwood city amber Backs chool Bonds is in the Bcllflower. schoo district, and because 70 pe cent of the students «t May fair High School arc Lake wood residents. The bond issue is Intend* to provide funds for capita improvements at the school, including additional c l a n rooms and facilities at Ma) fair High.

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