Independent from Long Beach, California on February 28, 1969 · Page 21
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·EACH CftMRING MALCOLM JEPIKY -.iti - 1 ..- BEING the way they arc, you might suspect that a vacancy in a college presidency would go begging for candidates. But from what one hears from the State College campus, that's not the way it is at all. Since Pres. Carl McIntosh announced his forthcoming leavelaking, they tell me there are all sorts nf wheeling and dealing as various faculty and administrative people jockey for positions in aspiring for the presidency or ol her advancement growing out of the situation. Naturally, the name of Don Simonsen, the present vice president, has been prominent in speculation. But there are others who have shown signs of ambition, and support lines are being drawn. All of which, 1 say, is fair enough and highly encouraging. Those people out there are, after all, normal human beings, with creditable ambitions for personal achievement. n n d service lo youth and society. Good! I^OOD GUYS may not " finish last, despite the quip, but they can end up on the financial short end. Consider the case of Genevieve Shea and her d o w n t o w n experiences with parking meters. Genevieve was on Pine Ave. when she saw an officer about to stop at a meter with the expired flag showing. It was a beat-up clunk with five children in il. Genevieve stepped over quickly and inserted a coin. The officer smiled and went on. Genevieve fell pretty good until she reached her own car, two blocks away. It, too, had the expired flag showing, and there were card and envelope on the windshield. There was a hint of a sob in her laugh as she inserted the bill in the envelope and sent it court- ward. W7HEN IN THE area this ··week, former V.P. Hubert Humphrey advised a student audience against the use of extravagant language in political discussion. IT you think thai. sounded f u n n y coming from HHH, so did he and his audience. "I've been guilty of this myself," he said, and the crowd cheered. T h e r e a f t e r , H H H showed further humility. "Does it worry you," he asked, "when you think about who is acting President with Mr. Nixon out of the country?" Then he added: "And 1 guess some people worried when Mr. Johnson was out of t h e country, too." They cheered him lo thr. rafters. It's pretty clear thai "Prof. Humphrey." has no intention of abandoning politics. "·DECENTLY Tex Miller, ·"""the sporting goods tycoon, and his wife, Elsie, took in a small tan and white dog which had been roaming in Hie Flood Control area and got hungry. When friends seemed dubious ahoul the ancestry of the pooch, fun-loving Tex bristled and declared it was a I rue Norwegian squirrel hound. That sent a lot of people. lo libraries, encyclopedias. dr., where il was discovered I here is no such breed of dog. 'llierc was even a report (here are no squirrels in Norway for hounds to hunt, but my book says there are "Old World squirrels from Norway to Japan." As for the Miller dog, it won't drink in the house but when it rains it digs a hole in the yard and drinks when the hole fills up. Recently, the little fellow has had no trouble w e l l i n g its whistle. In Norway, iis ancestors probaby ale snow. Deny Permit for Business Sign in Residential Area By DON BRACKENBURY Staff Writer When a commercial-type activity is given a special permit to operate in a residential area, extra care must be taken to see it is not detrimental to adjoining homes, the Planning Commission said Thursday. Primarily on this basis, the commission denied the application of Rocket Neon Co. to erect a 16-football sign in front of the Bay Convalescent Hospital, 5901 Downey Ave. The sign company sought a special permit to cover an oval sign of about 4-by-8 feet, atop a 12-foot pole. Planning Director Ernest Mayer Jr. recommended the commission approve only a "low-level" sign, comparable lo those for nearby churches, about four feet high. "THIS IS AN AREA thai should be protected at all cosls from anything that would smack of ordinary, commercial-district type signs," Mayer said. "When we give special permits within a residential ·/.one, we certainly should watch the signs we permit for such development," agreed Commissioner Arnold B. Berg. "I have difficulty in understanding why a convalescent hospital has to be advertising like an ordinary commercial business," commented Commissioner Edwin .1. Wilson. "They know where to find me by my address," Wilson added. "I think they could find a convalescent home the same way." Fred Boyles, representing Rocket Neon, said the ground-level sign is subject to damage by vandals, but offered a compromise in which the proposed sign would be on a six-foot pole, instead of one 12 feet high. On motion of Berg, however, the commission denied ihe application. WHAT'S HAPPENING A reminder of admission-free events in the Long Beach area. 11 a.m.--Films, "Cinema 11," experimental film shorts, Room 502, Art Building, Long Beach City College. Noon -- Lecture, Michael Yeats, member of Irish Senate, son of dramatist William Butler Yeats, "Ireland's Role in World Affairs," sponsored by CSLB Global Village Series. Speakers' platform, California State College at Long Reach. 8 p.m.--Community discussion, sponsored hy f'ncifica Radio KPFK and Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions. Unilarian Church, 54!in F.. A l h c r l n n SI. Oil, NO-SAY IT AWT SO! Waterspout erupted at corner of Santa Fe Avenue and Anaheim Street, when a h i t - r u n semi- tnic.k-lrnile.r rig made sidfiswiping I urn and I h r n sped sway. Police Officers George ncSmelh a n d Don Poss said Ihe 5 p.m. incident at recently storm-soaked intersection created flood-like conditions until Long Beach firemen capped the 45- foot gusher in half-hour's toil. _ photo bv M I K E BREWER Panel Compiles 128 Challenges for L.B. Participants in the Mayor's Conference on C o m m u n i - ty A f f a i r s Thursday night lacklral the job of nrpani/.uig a 128-ilBtn list, of challenges facing the cily. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,i,,,, ra , ,,,,,, , , ,,, A ' p l a n n i n g commit I CP, for the cnnfcrrnci! was named during Ihe spsssinn. Meeting for the second COWPOKE HERDS PAIR OF CAYUSES INTO CORAL FOR SHOW They'll Be Toting Some of Nation's Best Rodeo Hands Tonight --Staff Pholo bv BOB SHUMWAY THIS W H O WEST IS HERE Top Hands Ride at Arena "There ain'L tin home "Thai ain't never been rode, "And there ain't no cowboy "Ain't never been throwed." --Old WMlern Ballad. By GEORGE LAINE Staff Writer The excitement of the rodeo--man versus beast--starts tonight as 199 of Ihe nation's top professional riders, ropers and wranglers battle for points and prize money in Long Beach Arena. Livcslock for the five performances is considered among the best ever assembled. The lineup for the rodeo--which will run through Sunday night--includes Jack Roddy, twice world's steer wrestling champion, and George Paul, 20-year-old reigning bull-riding champ. Both will fly lo Long Beach from Houston, where they are competing in the Astrodome rodeo. Other participants include 1966 calf roping champion Junior Garrison, longtime steer wrestling champ Barley May and the 1964 bareback bronc riding tttlist, John Hawkins. Of prime interest to area fans is steer wrestling competition, with John W. Jones and Ted Reed giving Roddy and May a battle. Bull riding is also H source of excite- ment for Long Beach fans with the feature bull having been ridden only three times in 38 attempts. Myrtis Dightman drew the 2,000- pound animal as his mount for the opener. Plenty of eyes will be focused on Butch Bray, a young California college student, winner of the Long Beach contest for the past two years. Another crowd-pleasing e v e n t , calf roping, will pit Garrison--popular West Coast visitor--against, two prior winners in the Long Beach rodeo, Lee Farris and Rudy Diuretic. Trip-seeded in saddle hronc nrlins i" l-liph Chambliss, but IIP faces ,'iO riders in competition. Bob Robinson, Ralph Maynard, Bill Martinelli and Dennis Reiners figure lo give Chambliss the most trouble. Bareback bronc rider Hawkins also has his work cut out for him riding against last year's intercollegiate champ, J.C. Trujillo, and two top pros--Jim Ivory and Ronnie KoII. Variety entertainment, will highlight the five performances, to be held at 8 tonight, at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and at 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday. The Golden State Rodeo Co. said lickets for all shows are still available ai the Arena box office, Mitiual Ticket agencies and at Computicket outlets. time since Mayor Edwin W. Wade called the conference in January were about 75 representatives from a broad section of racial, religious, business, student, education, labor and other community groups. In a task-force approach to coordinate efforts to solve current urban problems, the group "brainstormed" and worked (o compile a list nf "challenges, needs and goals." WORKING IN small groups. the ronfprpes struggled lo "put first things first." The planning commillee includes Don Gill, vice president for community affairs. Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, chairman of the Mayor's Conference, and Richard Harris, of the Community Improvement League, cochairman of the Conference. Other members are Dr. Horace Rains, Human Relations Commillpc; Dr. John ]·'.. Kashiwabara, Human R e l a t i o n s C n m m i l l c r : Donald C. Wallace Jr.. r.hamnci "f Cnmmpro-; W i l l i a m W. Iiinnm. p d i l n i , I n d e p e n d e n t , Press- IP!e.- gram; John L. Barrel!, president, Chamber of Commerce; Ernest LaBelle, executive vice president, Chamber of Commerce; Alva Kirkland, director, Management Council; Dr. Norman Self, Urban Coalition, and Edmundo Alvillar, board chairman, Latin American Club. Police Hunt I l i l - K m i Car S n 11 I h I a M fl lawincn Thursday were h u n t i n g a h i t - r u n motorist, whose late-model car struck and fatally wounded a Norwalk widow. The victim, Mrs. Nellie M. Hardy, 76, of 14361 Fallon Ave., died in Norwalk Community Hospital lale Wednssdpy, about an hour after the accident at San Antonio Drive and Orange Street. Sheriff's deputies said Mrs. Manly wai, in a pr desman crosswalk when hit. 3 Men, 3 Women Jailed in Beating Three men and three wotien. arrested hy 1.'HIS lioach police Thursday, were accused of the nio- torcylo-gMg-style beating of a local couple in an East Artesia Boulevard tavern. Victims in tile beatings, Ronald R. Soisei. 33, a pipefitter, and his wife, Shirley, 2. r . fear more attacks and remain in hiding, police said. During tho I-Vb. S at tack, one of the assailants s u f f e r e d .1 cut Hp and fntvpil Soisrl in t u r n cYrv a mnliril insurance idciin f i c a i i n n c;ml ami .l- r ' which t l i c siisppc I ii-.eil .11 a nearby h o s p i t a l t n r i r e a i m c m while his com. panions held patrons hostage in the tavern. Soiset suffered a broken ankle and severe head and facial injuries when he was kicked and stomped hy a man wearing heavy lioois. police said. His wife, who was Poivell Defense. Rests The defense rested ils case Thursday in the trial of three young men accused of slaying a Long Beach man. The Superior Court jury was expected to get the case sometime next week following prosecution re- b u t l a l t e s t i m o n y nnd clos inp arguments by hoth sides. The i j p f p n d a n l s nrp charppd w i t h f a t a l l y shooting Willie Edward Ke.plpn last J u l y I I o u t side his Long Reach apartment at I.'!,'i8 California Ave. Deputy Dist. Ally. Richard Kalustian called three Long Beach police officers to counter defense testimony as to the state of mind of one of the defendants, 21-year-old Roger Clayton Powell, at the time of the shooting. Also on I rial arc Marine Cpl. Larry M. McMillen, 21, and Daniel A. Lord, 24. Powell was identified by wit nesses as the person fir- inc HIP t.wn shots which k i l l e d Kcelp.n. PSYCHIATRISTS, t e s t i - fying for the defense, claimed Powell was under the influence of the drug methedrinc, and therefore not responsible, for his ac- tiuns. Sgt. Jack W. McMahan, Lt. Bob Alford and officer Lawrence Henieon all said Powell seemed normal when they saw him the day before the shooting. slnmpcd and srr.itchril ;\v i u'i'wan assailant, su! Ipffd a broken nose. Officers s;'.!(! ihe as saiilts flared after Sniset made an unflattering comment about motorcycle gangs to a friend. Arrested in :\:i ap.ir- mont at 6795 Paramount Blvd. were Kenm-th Lee Foster Jr.. 2f. self-employed house painter: Ten'a M.;r:e Klr.k. 1M; liar- har.i D. Liwtnn. 23. nf the sa'iip address; Paul W. wr:schcnk. 22. of Garden Grove: Carl Spanpler. 2!}, (-f ')11S Oak S;.. Bellflower. and Sherry L. Hoffstaf- er, 22, of 5S10 Conant St. M:ss i l o f f s i a f c r was !«.ikei! fi-r ir.vr-siiqation of forgery. All others were buokrd on suspicion of stronuann robbery, assault w u h a deadly weapon and false imprisonment. INDEPENDENT FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 73, 1969 SECTION B--P^o B-l MARKEIS ON PAGES C-R x C-? Latin America Role of U.S. Criticized By WALT MURRAY staff Writer Unless our government radically alters its policies in L a t i n America. I ' S . i n t e r e s t s w i l l ho ousted hy .violence, says a ( a l h o h r pnpsi cxprllfd from Guatemala fnr helping peasants oifiaui.'p. "I h a t e in SIT i;.S. riii/ 1 n'; dip fnr Standard Oil nr l l n i l r d Fruit." says F a i h r r Hlasp llonpanp. in town for a speaking cng.igemoiii w i t h i h e l.nng Beach Citizens [nr PP.ICP. "But unlpss WP w i t h d r a w am from Ihe small, landowning oligarchy thai supports the operation of U.S. corporations, we're not going to fare well in coming revolutions." Father Bonpane, currently a full-time lecturer at the Latin American Studies Center at Cal- State, Los Angeles, served IS months at Guatemala's National University. "With these- people, thPt'p's no debate about. Ihe need for an armed, violent, revolution." says t h e Lns Anpplps prir-si. "Thi'si; are peasants who make up most, of the country's pnp- u l a l i o n . They're usually on the verge of s l a r v a l i n n -they work for a few Jarpe landowners for wages of -10 cents a day." "THEY HAVEN'T DECENT medical care, clothes or money to live on," he says. "The society has all the worst, exploitive aspects of 19th Century capitalism." Father Bonpane says he was expelled from Guatemala because he tried to offer university students and peasants "a workable, nonviolent alternative to becoming guerrillas, without becoming counter-revolutionary. "We also held dialogues with guerrilla leaders. They were paternalistic toward us because we shared t h e i r goal of social justice. But they warned us our nonviolent way wouldn't work--and that we might get hurt." The guerrillas had already tried t h e nonviolent approach--and rvnry o t h e r approach--with no success. Thpy turned In guerrilla tactics as a last resort. Father Ponpane said. "BUT I THINK THEY'D ABANDON armed revolution if Ihey found some other way that would work," Father Bonpane said. "Wilh Ihe exception of ivory tower intellectuals, few Latin-American revolutionaries are dogmatic about their methods. They want a way that works." When the U.S. government learned of Father Bonpane's involvement with the peasants in late 1967, Washrington and the Guatemalan government expelled him from the country. Other priests and student leaders fled with him. Some who remained behind were slain. "Perhaps it's too late for the nonviolent method," Father Bonpane mused. FATHER BONPANE LITTLE LILY-PLAATER AT WORK Three-year-old Erik Hoff of Long Beach beats the season by planting Easter lilies in bloom at the regional center of the Crippled Children's Society, 3770 E. Willow St., as Mayor Edwin W. Wade and Mrs. George Price, Easter Seal volunteer chairman for the Long Beach area, applaud and lend their assistance. The planting ceremony, duplicated by handicapped youngsters mid helpers at nine other locations throughout Los Angeles County, markr.d Ihr. o f f i c i a l opening of the 19h'!) Seal f u n d - r a i s i n g campaign -·· designed lo aid more than 12,0(10 crippled youngsters. --SUH Pholo bv ROGER COAH

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