Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on January 4, 1959 · Page 72
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Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California · Page 72

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, January 4, 1959
Page 72
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22-- PARADE OF PROGRESS lndep*ndttrf-Prm-T»Uy«m . 4. in* Long Beach School System Keeping Pace With Growth £ m m -Day All Given Full Schooling Long B e a c h Unified School District -- recog iiizcd as one of the out standing public school sys terns in America -- con tinues to meet the chal lenses of a skyrocketing population in the heart o the greatest mass migra tion in all history. For the seventh consecutive year every boy and girl in Long Beach, Lakewood, Signal Hill and Avalon has full-day school ing. an unusual condition in musHrooming Southern Cali forma. The youtli of the foui cities who make up the class rooirys of the Long Beach Uni fied School District total mor than twice the number en rolled 10 years ago--and the figures mount each succeeding month. There were 92,186 individ Uals enrolled in all segments of the district at the close o the year. This included 42,681 elementary, 14,596 junior high 11,935 senior high, 354 evening highj 6,965 in the liberal arts division of the City College 4,956 in the business and tech' comp throfi the estatt SELLING CITY HIS JOB Personalized selling of Long Beach convention facilities is a big factor in this city's continuing success in the competitive convention field. Typical of the individual contacts needed to bring an estimated $10,000,000 in convention business to Long Beach is the "sales pitch" given by Convention Manager Howard Jones (center) to Gordon Marshall, Trade Show Director of Chicago (left), and Edward Sandrock, assistant director, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, III. (right), at a recent conference of convention executives. e general adult division. * * * * * THERE 18 NO END in sight the growth, according . to lul Borgteld, school statis- :ian. He predicts that the xt i five, years will see a coniued: steady growth -- espe- 5lly -in the senior high and nior college segments. Thes?;level of learning cpn- lue^jhigh in the 'district, ac- rdi'ng^ to Douglas A. New- mB7;-superih ten d e n t of ho9 'The .final evaluation of a nool district is not in its ildings and the appearance its;. school .plants," emphaed: tile school head. "It is trie results obtained." Newcomb pointed out that in mijjrtltion 'with able students rougnout the entire nation, e local school graduates are latjfehing an outstanding com;! · · · * * * · SCHOLARSHIPS w i t h a oney ; value of $309,176 were rarded last summer to niem- rs of the graduating classes the local high schools. These holarships were received from any sources including such ading universities and col- jes as Stanford, Harvard, lie, Chicago, -Pomona, Prince- 4jmy Ac/i/// l^ v · / /t/c/en/s in School Here Adults in the Long Beach- kewood area are education- nscious in a big way. Not only do these education- nded citizens show an inter- ton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, . and the California Institute of Technology. Newcomb also made clear .hat the Long Beach Unified School District has established an enviable record in national ests in the basic skills and in the superiority of 'their mathematics and science students. # * * * "MOST NOTEWORTHY this last year was the fact that ive times as many locally edu- ated youth finished in the top wo per cent of the youth tak- ig rigorous National Merit Scholarship tests as 'the proportionate size of this .district vould warrant. It is true that he ' reputation of the local chool district is based upon esults." Newcomb emphasized that the district has a well-rounded school system which serves -the needs of all youth. He stressed he superior work being done vith the handicapped youth and with the. mentally retarded. Classes for the blind, deaf, or crippled are a model for the entire state. Increased recognition is coming to the school istrict as a result of the "Very Superior Pupil" program which s now in its eighth year. Convention Sets Meet Here in '64 The Long Beach Convention Bureau work's well into the future. Among bookings for conventions here is the Associated Plumbing Contractors of California in April of 1964. The association wants facilities for 500 members. Conventions Bring Thousands to City Convention visitors attracted to Long Beach for the numerous conferences, conventions, sales meetings and trade shows lield here each year continue to be one of this city's major sources of "outside income." Nearly nine million dollars of conventioneers' money found its way into our Long Beach economy during the past 12 months, according to figures released by Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau manager, Howard Jones. T h e Convention Bureau, which is a non-profit corporation composed of local business firms and others benefiting from convention- dollars, = is the sole civic agency responsible for the personalized solicitation, invitation and servicing of State, National and Regional conventions brought ' to Long Beach. Through its five person staff is directed thousands of letters, phone calls, personal appearances and other contacts to organized groups convening any place in the United States. Over 5,000 files containing the 1 names and contact addresses of association executives are processed regularly at the Bureau office in Municipal Auditorium and an Eastern sales firm conducts personalized approaches for the Bureau in Washington, New York and Chicago. "Competition for convention business is extremely keen throughout the United States. A strong continuing program to sell Long Beach advantages as a convention site is helping to attract more new convention business here each year," according to Jim Crocker, President of the Bureau. An analysis of future business liere reveals the tremendous cross section of professions and trades holding regular convention or conference sessions. Typical of the meetings already slated for 1959 in the city- and the expected attend- Jan. 8-10, American Alumni Coun- II. 700. ' Jan. 15-1S. southern Society of Oral Surgeons. 100. Jan. 16-21, Western Auto Supply Regnal Meeting;, 50Q. " ' Jan. 17-13 California Federatioi bjeraft Associates. 250. March 30-31. Pacific. Cout Electrical Assn. 300. April 3-5. Sweet Adelines, IDC.. 300. April, National Assn. of Legions 01 Honor. 260. April 8-9, Pacific Coast Electrical Assn.-Pacific Coast Gas Assn. Conference. 130. A}r. 9-11, Institute of Sanitation Management--Western Region. 250. Apr. 10-12. Cooperative Nurserj Pacific Southwest Region, 400. Apr. 22-25. American Industrial Arts Asan. 1.000. Apr. 22-25. Epsilon Pi Tail Fra- lernity. 100. Apr. 29-11 ay i. California Sewage and Industrial Wastes Assn. 400. Hay 1-3. Pacilic Southwest Japa- raphy Teachers, 100. May 1-3. California Southwest Japs* nese-American Citizens' League--Long Beach Harbor District. 200. May 2-3--Women of in* Moose-Friendship Degree 701), May G-S, California Statt Tavern Assn.. SOO. May 7-9. California Junior Colleje Student Government Assn.. 400, May 7-9, American ex-Prisoneri oi War. Inc.. 100. May 9-13, United Spanish War Veterans--Department ot California, 300. May 15-16. Food Industry Sales Clin 1C. 200. May 15-17, California Institute of Social Welfare. 600. May 17-22. independent order of Odd Fellows--Orand Lodge of California and Kebekah Assembly of Calitoniia. 3.500. May 21-23, United Commercial Trav- era California-Nevada Grand Jurisdiction. -10U. May 21-28. Western Auto Supply Regional Meeting. SOU. May 22-24, California Heart Assn., 400. June, American Malacologlcal Society, 100. June 1-5. California Funeral Directors, SOO. June-4-6, National Congress Academy of Parliamentary Science, 300. . Junt 7-12. Daughters of tha Nile Supreme Council. 1,500. June 11-12. Pacific Coast Shipper; Advisory Board. -100. June 1-14. International General Assembly of Spiritualists. 450. June 12-14. Desk and Derrick Clubs of California. 150. June 13-14, Sigma Kappa PI Sorority, 100. June 16-30, Pacific Coast Metal Trades Council, 150. June 19-21. American Veterans World War II-Amvets, Department California. 250. Juns 20-23. California Retail Liquor Dealers Institute 1.000 June 22-26. California state spiritualists Assn.. IJiO. July 3-1. California Baptist Brother- xwl. 250, July 10-12,' 16th Seabed Association, 100. July · 16-26. Mlai Universe Beauty Pageant. . A u g . 6-8. Western Shrine Convention {overflow , from Los Angeles). 800. Aug. 13-1B, American Contract Bridge League--Western Division. 1.000. . Aug. 18-20. Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and Auxiliary, 600. Aug. 16-20. Ladies of the Grand Army of tiia Republic--Dfpt. of Call "ornia. 200. Aug. 23-29. American Institute of Electrical Engineers--Petroleum Con ference. Aug. 30-31. Beauty-Rama Inc. Sept. 3-5, Order of DeMolay--South' em California Jurisdiction. SOO. Sept. 5-7. California State Target Archery Assn. 200. Sept. 11-13. California Republican ssembly, 1,200. Sept. 19-20, California As?n. of Par- imenUirians, 200. Sept. 20-24. California Assn. of Nurserymen 500. Oct. 5-9. California Assn. of Weights California and Nevada, 300. Oct. 12-14. Western states Osteopathic Society of Proctology, 100. Oct. 16-18. Ladles of Columbus-California Branch. 300. Oct. 1S-23. Order of Eastern Star, rand Chapter of California, 9,000. Oct. (last week), American War Mothers of California. 300. November, Lutheran Laymen's League - Southern California District. 275. November,' California Statt Council of Building Sen-Ice Employees 300 SPW-San Oreo District 2U Jan. ' 17-18, Pacific ' Coast Metal Trades council, 150. Feb. 9-12. A TV Rootbeer Co. National Sales Convention. fiOO Feb. 12-1 3,- California' Garden Clubs, Inc.. Board Meeting;. 50.-.''. ·.Feb.".l2-l4, California Young Farra- rs Assn.. 300. Feb. 20-23. Future Retailers of Amer:a. 250. Feb. 21-23. California Assn. of Edua tional Office Employees 150 Feb. 25-23. California Assn. for Health and Welfare, s.fioo. Feb. 22-23. California Hairdressers Guild and Show. 500. Feb. 2S-Mar. 5. Order of the Amaranth -- Grand Court (State of Califor- 'la). 350. March. Saclety of Orthotfsts and Prosthetlsts. Inc., 100. March, Christian Business and Professional Women's Cluhs 300 March 6-7, Westminster Fellowship Tri- Presbytery Convention. 1,500. March 10-13. Southern California - - - « - - - - - J50 Association Hate Junli _,,. -------- -- u. March 13-14. T.M.C.A. Pacific Southwest Regional Conference 300. Junior College Conference, 150. March 10-13, American ' - f Junior Colleges, 400. March 10.14, California ! College Assn., 150. Regi 4-15, - . March 14-15, -Sigma Phi Gamma-ETA Province. 150. March 15-16, Inti latfonal Circulation ing for the youngsters of the community, but they want more of the same for themselves. This is the conclusion reached by the Long Beach City College General Adult Division after surveying the continued and growing demand for adult classes of all kinds. Nearly 20,000 persons have been enrolled In a class or a lecture series this fall .at one or more of the 50 locations throughout the Long Beach Unified School District. Among the new courses most In demand during the current semester are those in foreign languages. Courses in beginning Russian have attracted more than 250 students. More than 350 are enrolled in Spanish, and additional sections were added this year in conversa- i tional French and German. * * * * ' CLASSES IN conversational' Italian and Chinese were also introduced this fall, along with a new course in Spanish Literature and Culture (taught in English). Other major offerings of the General Adult Division include c l a s s e s in citizenship and naturalizations, parent education, homemaking, academic classes leading to a high school diploma through the Long. Beach Evening High School and, cultural and creative courses of many kinds. ! Enrollment is still open, on a ' non-credit basis, in current fall semester classes. Registration /or the spring semester will begin Feb. 2 at Polytechnic, Wilson, Jordan, Millikan, Lakewood and West Adult Centers. Registration will take place at the first scheduled meeting. In addition to the six major centers, many other day and t vening a d u l t classes art offered at churches, elementary schools and public libraries throu£hout the district Managers--Western Conference 75 March 21-24 -- California Business Education Assn., fiOO March 19-22. California Ceramic Hob- Ruane Corporation Constructors Stresses high standards of craftsmanship to meet rigid time schedules. The principals are all professionally trained engineers. INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL and INSTITUTIONAL BUILDING A course for technicians concerned with installation and operation of nuclear power plants has been approved for the Business and Technology Division of Long Beach City College and will be offered next fall, according to present plans. A result of an Atomic Energy Commission sponsored study last summer by Red DunWe, industrial chemical and physical testing instructor, the course will cover theory of reactors and their types as well as handling of materials. Men who have specialized in electricity, drafting, chemistry, physics, metallurgy and similar fields will be able to get addi- Tram Nuclear Power Aids in College tional help to qualify them for handfi work as technicians in future chosen nuclear power plants. WAS ONE of a Fire Department Has 405 Employes A personnel of 405 persons man (he Long Beach Fire Department, directed by Fire Chief Frank S. Sandeman. Today's motorized units are the outgrowth of the first full-time Fire Department organized in 1902. -It succeeded the volunteer department, which existed since 1897. :ul of technical instructors to participate In th*| study at Pennsylvania Statp University and the Argonne; Laboratories in Chicago. AU members of the itudy group were selected on the basis of their ability to teach area programs for nuclear technicians. Meanwhile Dunkle's department in industrial testing continues its work in turning out needed technicians for area in-; dustry. More jobs than student»| the reflect the lack of knowledge^ about this well-paying field. About 15 students are currently;', enrolled. Several others, have' already gone from class to good, jobs. ; UNION DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, INC. joiimled 1S95 Builders and Developers of Dutch Village Shopping Center 43 unique shops and businesses South- and Woodruff, in Lakewood From a pig and cow ranch into a most modern, progressive development in a few short years is the history of "Dutch Village," the unique shopping center at Woodruff Ave. and South St. In 1955, when Dutch Village Shopping Center was established ·by R. E. Ibbetson, E. T. Ibbetson and N. A. Fitzgerald, $3,000,000 was spent on the layout, planning and building following the Dutch architectural theme, and using a big windmill as a beacon. Dutch Village now houses 43 merchants and a Bank of America branch in the shopping center . ... the newest addition being a million- dollar. 32-Iane bowling alley. Complete shopping, business, and recreational facilities are available for you at Dutch Village. R. E. IBBETSON--E. T. IBBETSON--N. A. FITZGERALD 8555 Artesia Blvd., Bellflower 4934 North Walnut Grove Avenut -- San Gabriel, Calif. -- CUmborland 3-3781 GUY F. ATKINSON COMPANY CONTRACTORS and ENGINEERS Industrial and Commercial Buildings Power Plants -- Sewage Plants -- Bridges Dams -- Dredging -- Excavation Marine Construction -- Highways SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO Long Beach -- Portland -- Seattle LONG BEACH DISTRICT OFFICE Santa Fe Avenue and 223rd Street P. 0. Box 259 Long Beach 1, California GArfield 4-8139 NEvada 6-0811 TErminal 4-2607

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