Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on January 4, 1959 · Page 74
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Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California · Page 74

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, January 4, 1959
Page 74
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24-PARADE OF PROGRESS l MARINA TO GET BIG ADDITION 3:!!:'0ne of the major construction projects this year will be the construction of another big addition to the Long Beach Marina. The small-boat moorage spots are in great demand and this unit has a long waiting list as boatmen seek slips for their craft. The Marina - is at the extreme east edge of Long Beach adjacent to the San Gabriel River. Many local boat owners have been forced to moor their' craft in other cities because of the shortage of slips here. Provide Thousands Uniforms Daily ;,a: · M !-£mart, fresh uniforms worn felmen and women in South- ftri"d- industries are provided by ffijei Industrial Uniform Rental, f.-ttvision of HK Enterprises *)th offices at 3970 Atlantic ft CTr'om the bis nlant at 2114 industries required fresh, clean uniforms daily. This meant a steady trip to the laundry or plenty of work for the housewife. So he established the uniform rental in 1947. Now more than 30,000 workers in the Southland reoort to More Fast Liners Will Join Q.P. An increase of more than 10 per cent, in the total number o passengers carried during 1959 over 1958 is anticipated for Orient Pacific Lines, accord ing to Maurice Bunting, 0. P general manager for North couver, San Francisco and Los Angeles-Long Beach with the Far East. The p r o s p e c t s are even brighter for 1960, Bunting said The 28,000-ton 22-knot Iberia will enter O. P. service early Bridge Memorial · ·· · to Engineer By order of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, the 9th St. Bridge, now under construction, has been named after the late Robert R Shoemaker, for many years chief harbor engineer. The board's decision followed receipt of a letter from the Long Beach chapter of the American Assn. of Eneineprs Gaylprd Ave., come truck load after truck load of the fresh uniforms daily from the 30- triipk fleet going as far away ..San Diego, San Bernardino ; all of Los Angeles County, ng Kern, founder of the now has two partners, Roska and Bill Stine. Blackett is general man- of the plant. * * * * ..STEAKS AGO Kern lealued EpW -service station attendants, ffege 'Workers and many other ployers. their jobs daily in uniforms rented them by the Long Beach plant. This requires a huge in ventory for if the men change uniforms three times a week the company provides them with seven uniforms, making certain there are enough to have three in the laundry, three fresh ones and one being worn each day. The uniforms nearly all have special advertising labels of the firms represented by the em- UNIFORMS TO MANY rlere are the heads of RK Enterprises, operators the Industrial Uniform Rental of Long Beach. ;The firm provides fresh, clean uniforms to thou'. -sands of workers in this area daily. "We believe the fleet's ships will achieve a total of at leas 22,000 passengers as contrasted herra will be ready to join the with the slightly more than O. P. passenger fleet. They are the largest liners built In the United Kingdom since the Queen Elizabeth. 19,000 carried during this past year," Bunting said. Primary contribution to the anticipated increase in passenger totals will be the addition of two ships and three sailings to th O. P. schedule between the West Coast of North America and points in the Far East and South Pacific. * * * i IN lS5i WHEN O. t P. was operating under the banner of Orient Line, the liners in operation were the Groiisay, Orsova and Orcades-r-averaging about 28,000 tons and 22 knots each- and the 24,000-ton Orion. In 1958 the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co.' oined the Orient Line in the brmation of Orient Pacific Lines which uses postwar ships and personnel of both companies. The P. O.'s SS Himalaya replaced Orion in April and is scheduled to continue in O. P. service. Two more postwar liners will Je introduced in 1959--Chusan and'Arcadia, while three more sailings will be added to the schedule. These factors will result in an .increase of overall P. passenger capacity by an estimated 3,500. * * * IN APJUL, 0. P.'s SS Himalaya introduce the Japan - Pacific service linking the West Coast ports of Van- that year. It also is anticipate! that 40,000-ton, 27-knot Oriana and 45,000-ton, 27%-knot Can : Big Boat Show Annual Affair The Pacific Coast Boat Show, a. major show featuring domestic and foreign made exhibits, held in the Port of Long Beach Oct. 31 through Nov. 9, will be an annual affair. Two huge tents, each 100 by 400 feet were set up at Pierpoint Landing, Pier A, to hold 3ie exhibits. The show's organ- zer, Fred Taylor, said more than 1,000 boats were on exhibit, plus water skiing equipment, skin diving gear and other related accessories and supplies. A novel feature of the show was that various types of sail and power boats were available lor demonstration rides in har- jor. waters off Pierpoint Landing. · ..'·: Alcoholics Sent to Honor Farm Since 1954, the Long Beach Police Department has mainlined on Honor Farm for rehabilitation of prisoners who are habitual alcoholics. suggesting that the Ocean Blvd. Bridge be renamed in honor of the former port engineering chief. However, Commission President William A. Harrington suggested the change to the former 9th St. Bridge, and the board-concurred. MORE HOMES FOR MORE f AMI LIES A continual scene over the Southland Is the expansion of housing developments. In Long Beach, however, there is little property available for large tracts and most.of the developments are on the outskirts. Pictured is a major project under way just east of State College and probably the last big development inside the city limits. Largest Exporter of Tallow, Grease ' This is the story of a Port of Long Beach industry that cooks meat which nobody eats -- keeps "hogs" but never sells pork -- ries .to get fat when most of us struggle to stay thin-- and whose superintendent has even been known to bathe in yellow kitchen grease: All in a manner of speaking, of course -- it's the Baker Rendering Co., whose newly painted steel tanks shine brightly at 3 ier D, Berth 30, where the tankers come alongside to load he company's products. According to Sam Porto, su- icrintendent of the tank farm on Pier D, the enterprise was aunched in 1946 by Frank Jerome, president of Baker Rendering Co. as the California Exertaction Co. of Norwalk. It was under that name that the Pier D installation was erected. Since then, the business has expanded under Jerome's management and that of his brothers, Paul and Barney. Today, Baker Rendering Co. has seven subsidiaries under the direction of the general manager, Frank Shultz, and business manager, L. J. Frederick, who is also export manager. * * * " BAKER RENDERING CO., as the parent company, with ieadquarters at 4020 Bandini Blvd. In Los Angeles, end the rendering plant at 4073 Bandini Blvd. provides the trucking, storage, and does the exporting for all the allied companies who are located from Imperial Valley to Fresno, and as 'far east as Albuquerque, N. M., with a large plant in the city of Phoenix, Ariz. With this volume of tallow at its disposal, Baker Rendering has become the largest, exporter of tallow and grease on the Pacific Coast with six to eight vessels pulling into Pier D each month to have their deep tanks filled with bulk tallow. q It has the distinction ofr;be- ing the only company on r. the Pacific Coast large enough 'to iurnish a full cargo of bulk :allow. This was accomplished ,ast February when a Japanese tanker loaded a complete cargo of 5,000 tons in Long Beach. PIER A SHED ELEVATED "When subsidence in the harbor reached a point that this big transit shed was in 'danger of flooding 'gt high tide, the Harbor Dept. contracted for a real "face-lifting" job. Sections of the shed are being moved aside and the pier elevated. The famed Pier A will be back in use again in a few months. n " KUANE CORP. of San Qabriel, recognized as one of the leading building firms in the west, is currently constructing two big projects in Long Beach Harbor. One is the new Van Camp Sea Food Co. office building, shown elsewhere in this edition, and the other is a huge new transit shed on Pier B, shown here. The shed, 1,000 feet in length and 200 feet wide, is utilizing the modern tilt-up concrete wall construction. Cost of the shed is $1,711,089 and the trackage and paving an additional $389,000. "RIGHT FOR THE JOB!" STEEL SCAFFOLD CO. SCAFFOLDING SERVICE

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