Independent from Long Beach, California on February 13, 1958 · Page 86
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 86

Long Beach, California
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Thursday, February 13, 1958
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p i Z1-2-3-4-P18ZS * * * * * INOIHNDINT.NI1S-TILIMAM LMtf (··ch, C.llf., Thvri., F«b. II, 1t5« . Realtors Urge Tax Few Cars Protected by Garage L j m j t on Property During Bitter Cold in Russia ' ~~TM u TM·"-TM* TM cl TM o£ °" ·"" By WHITMAN BASSOW MOSCOW UB--Sergei P.av- lovich Bannikov is the piyud owner of a new, grey Pobeda sedan, Russia's most popular car. After almost two-and-a-half years on the waiting list, he finally got his car U-rt December, just in time to beat the increase that boosted the price tag from' 20,000 to 30,000 rou "Don't you know that there are practically no garages in Moscow? The only place you can keep your ($3,000 at the tourist ties rate). ; A' mechanical engineer at a large machine-building plant on the outskirts of Moscow, Ban- nikov needs the car to. get to and from work. Travel time via ·ubway and bus took almost an hour one way; with the Pobeda 20 minutes. Bannikov was observed one frigid morning carrying a pail of steaming water to his car parked in front of an apartment house. - He poured the water into the radiator, replaced the cap and turned over the motor a few times until it started. * » * » "THE NEXT MORNING, the same scene. This time I stoppec to talk, and naively asked why he didn't protect his car from the freezing weather and keep it in a garage. Bannikov burst out laughing, and said: "Garage? This is my garage.' He waved his hand at the snow-covered street. street or in the yard. "Of course, there are a handful of so-called communal garages where private car owners can park their cars. There are also many one-car garages in 'courtyards and in backyards which car owners themselves have built. "You can buy a pre-fabricated corrugated iron garage for 5,000 roubles and put it together yourself. Or you -car build it out of wood." car is on the But if you want to do this, he added, you have to get permission from the district authorities and pay a small annual rental for the land. * * » * MOSCOW'S 100,000 car owners (estimated) probably have a long wait before there is adequate garage space for all of them. Few new garages are being built, an'd these principally are near the new housing developments in the southwestern part of the city. Elsewhere, car owners have to shift for ..themselves. Now and then a frustrated and irate car owner pens a letter to some Soviet newspaper bewailing the lack of garages, but these letters don't seem to have much effect. Most of Moscow's autoist are resigned to keeping their jars on the street all night, even in below.-zero weather, which is good neither for the car nor the driver's disposition. * * . * * , HOW DO THEY beat the 'reeze? There 'are three ways. 1. Empty, the radiator every night. The Pobeda can be easily emptied-via accessible radiator and motor taps. In the morning, carry' two pails', of ho1 water down several flights' ol stairs, fill the radiator- and jtart cranking. The Pobeda Moskvich, Zim and other Sovie' cars still, have hand crankcases for this very reason. 2. Keep .water in the radiator but add a-product, called "anti- friz" which keeps * the water liquid when the temperature goes as low as 50 degrees below zero Centigrade. If it drops any lower, even the "antifriz" won'- help. But that's hardly .likely in Moscow. 3. Empty the radiator, take out the battery, cover, the car with a tarpaulin -- and leave i standing .in the yard unti spring. ' Another OH Well Ready at Redondo Another well in the oil de velopment program for the tidelands of Redon'do Beach is " moved about to be placed on produc- PTM tion, the held report of Rey In recognition of, the "urgent| necessity-,for curbs on further taxation of the property owner," the California Real Estate Assn. directors have unanimous- y approved a recommendation to'the.state legislature which would lead to the protection of the real property owner from crippling tax policies which discourage private ownership of property in this state, -according to H, Jackson Pontius, state secretary of the 25,500-member association of realtors. "Private ownership of prop erty is one of the p r'ijn c i p a sources of the national strength of . the "U n i t e d .'States," said Pontius, "and-we cannot stand by and see this p r i v i l e g e threatened '.by; an unjust, inequitable tax /burden on .property owners^ Measures must be taken to further encourage not discourage, home ownership in California and throughout the nation, thus creating greater wealth and productive employment for the nation." « * - -* * IN ACCORDANCE with the association's statement of policy .which encourages broadening of the tax base, the directors recommended to the state legislators that the: joint, interim committee oh assessmen' practices consider the following proposed legislation: (1) To fix both' an assess ment and a tax rate limit upon real "property, ,(2) That the function _ of lo cal assessment equalization be ructure of our present econ- my with a gradual decrease in rivate. ownership of property, e said. . · ; . "The California .Real Estate ssn.' will continue to study lis problem through its state- i d e legislative committee," aid Pontius, "and also to work vith the i-nte-r'im committee eaded'by Assemblyman Glenn . Coolidge of Felton. The state secretary said thai he work of this, interim coin mittee is of utmost importance o all property owners in Cali ornia and he commended the egislators for m a k i n g thi imely study. Pontius said tha he California Real E s t a t e Assn. 1 recognizes the necessity or tax increases. However, the ssbciation trusts that the-tax ase can be broaderiedvto avoid dditional taxes on, real prop- 1 rty, he added. serve Oil and Gas Co. revealed; The report said that Signal Oil and Gas .Co., operator for the Reserve'Signal partnership at Redondo, now has 18 pro- ducerg on the 2,000-acre city lease. Reserve has ft 47% per cent interest in the leaie. Ca» ing has been set in well No. 18 and preparations are being made to place the well on production. A second rig is drilling well No. 24, present depth of which is 3,012 feet. The de' velopment program v is now | averaging completions at the I irate of more than three a i month. This is approximately I'50 per cent faster than had riginally been estimated. Reserve's development . pro- ,, of Equalization with on year allowed for hearings am decisions prior to fixation o the a«ewment on-the local ta roll. ··' · · . ». PONTIUS SAID that presen taxes in many areai »re creat ing undue' hardships upon th owners of. real property. Con tinuation of this practice wil ultimately b r e a k down th HEAD FURNITURE MEN ; TOD two positions of the Furniture Retailers Assn., · an organization of 650 dealers in the Southland, are held by these two men who-are both members - of the Long Beach association. At left is Maynard : Sarvas of Sarvas Furniture Co., 1020 E. Pacific : Coast Hwy., president -of the FRA, and at right · is John Thompson of Thompsons' Furniture, Bellflower, vice president. They were elected by the directors meeting in Los Angeles last week. May Co. Will Hold Big Sewing School reserves uevciuymcui. - ^" gram at "the southern 'end of California's San Joaquin, Veley is proceeding on schedule with two rigs employed in the North Tejon (Butler-Wehr) oil ield. Reserve is the operator. Present depth of Reserve's Standard-Tejon 361-19 s 12,480 feet. On the way down this well made a success- :ul' formation test of an interval of the Z-4 Vedder sands, which indicated a new pool- discovery. It is planned to set casing at the present depth In response to continuing re- · quests for modern .sewing in! structions, May Co. Lakewood ·is : again presenting a Spring Sewing School, conducted by Miss Elizabeth Chapin. She is a well-known authority .on modern sewing techniques, 'and authors the regular feature "Adventures .in Sewing" for Mc- · Call's Pattern Book and Fashion Digest. Registrations are being taken for this six-week course, which will be on Monday, evenings at 7:30, starting Feb. 24. The lessons cover all phases of sewing from pattern selection to finishing details and are "planned to promote a professional touch and fit in garments made aj home. Beginners and eperienced sewers alike will increase* their knowledge and dress ma k i n g skill. THESE LECTURE-LABORATORY demonstrations are divided as follows: First Week: Pattern selection, fabric selection, measurements and sizing. Second Week: Pattern alterations, fabric preparation, layouts, cutting, marking, basic stitching methods, pressing. '"Third Week: Fitting,' inserting sleeves, bound buttonholes. Fourth Week: Zippers, collars, cuffs, belts, pockets, scallops. Fifth Week:. Further dressmaking shortcuts, hems, decorative stitches, finishing'details Sixth Week: Fashion show; students model garments made in. course. Registrations are now being taken -in the pattern department of the May Co.- Lakewood Fee for the entire course is $1.50. Registration is limited so early enrollment is.advised.. Anyone wishing to take this course, who does not have a sewing machine will be loaned a Tnaiphine through the coiirte sy 'of the Singer Sewing Cen ter at the May Co. for the six weeks the school is in session Now Is Time for Cherry Cake NEW YORK (IDS-- Plan t bake a "cherry cake for Wash ington's birthday. Use .either angel, food, o white c'ake mix and substitul cup of maraschino cherr; juice for part ol the-liqui Add % cup oC cherries ind } cup of walnuts. Cut .the chcr ries into 8 pieces -each to pr« vent them from sinking to' th bottom. Put the cake on a lace doil apply pink or white icing . ar decorate it with- drained whole cherries or tiny red rosebuds. If you bake the cake for VaJ- entine's day instead,. ..decorate WIN NEW CADILLAC * J Mr and Mrs. Harry Taylor of Long.Beach, accept the, keys^tf.their, new Cad-;- mac from Parks' Service Station Manager Louis Powers. The Taylors became*, the 71st local family to win a new luxury car through .the Parks' Service Sta-,. tions - Taylor, his wife, Ruby, and three youngsters live at 161 W, BortSt He_ is a Nayy veteran and is currently employed at the Terminal Island Nava,J Shipyard. ' " ' : · · · ' 'JL RECEIVES AWARD George'Bernhard, employed ,in the meat de^ partment of the Iowa. Pork Shops, Rosecrans a n d Atlantic, Compton, was recipient .of the firm's employe-of- the-month .award, for February for best "exemplifying our aim for better, more courteous and friendly customer service," according to James S. (Scotty) Finlay, president of the local s u p e r m a r k e t . chain-.- Bernhard,. ah. e m p l o y e for seven years, r e c e i v e d a . plaque and ?50. He resides' in Long Beach. Concern Voiced Over Slump in Oil Well Drilling Operations By MAX B. SKELTON HOUSTON #)-- The president of the American Assn. of Oil Drilling Contractors believes a steady decline in drilling operations is cause for grave concern. J. U. Teague believes there is strong indication that disinte.- gration of the drilling, industry already has begun' to some degree. ' "If conditions don't change, we"may be in for. a serious illness," he said. tact and strong is as 'vital to the welfare and: safety of this nation as its military forces,'-' ne said. · "It is as simple as this--no drilling industry, no wells 31 LU.1J j£ JUU.UOLI j, nv -· ~f~~' |«*.*.·.*-*- o - - D --i -drilled- no wells drilled, no oil vestment in excess of $300,000. produced; no oil produced, no ilump on low domestic oil production-levels. "If our customer can't produce and market his oil and gas at a fair -price then he isn't going : to drill weDs," he said. "It is of grave concern to us that the average number of rigs operating in the United States has declined steadily since the peak reached in 1955." . Teague said continuation of the trend could threaten, the drilling industry's labor, .force of, from 50,000 to 60,000 skilled workerr. . . . . , can only conclude that the American drilling contractor is using up his without hope of replacing them." Teague said a medium-size drilling rig represents an "in- nation." 'The economic health of the driling contractors, he said, is directly dependent on the health and vigor of the domestic oil producer. Teague said members of his association own and operate 3Q.*'-** ftnjw»»w«-« -- *·- -blames · the drilling about 75-per.cent of the rotary drilling rigs in the United States and do 93 per cent of. the nation's oil and gas drilling operations. He said the National Petroleum Council in 1953 estimated that to maintain a drilling program of 50,000 wells a year--a rate exceeded the past four years--about 453 drilling rigs would have to be replaced an nually. » * * · "IN 1956, there were only 280 maintenance of this group in- The Texas contractor said. wells- are being drilled deeper today but that each foot of hole costs about the same as it did 17- years ago. « * » . « ' , "WE ARE today driUing.wells n half the time required.only a few years ago,! 1 he said. "The savings resulting from improved techniques and methods hay.e been passed on to the domestic oil producers and, subsequently, to the consumer.".," . . ..,;. 'Teague said a foot of .hole can be drilled for approximately the same price a producer, paid in 1941. . - ' , ·... : "'.^ "As a matter of fact, the'sta- tistics,kept by' our "association show, he can buy. the foot-; of hole for 25 cents less than -He could in 1941," he said; "This record has' been achieved in the "I 1, ere e . new riEi- sold in the United face of labor and equipment ' " nearl twice States," he said. "In the past costs increasing nearly twice year-1 : am'sure the figure was over in the same period of tune. j %,«»| jiivT- n +Un» incmnonT' f\f The even -lei*. If the . petroleum MY O P I N I O N , ' the council's 'assumption is correct, -or even roughly so, we "No other segment, of the petroleum industry can equal that record:" , ' ' ' " · uaoius 0.1, i."-- jr - * - . · prior to exploring ahead. I with tiny candy hearts. Pacific Mutual Ads Set for I, P-T The Long Beach Independent Press-Telegram- has again been selected among-other leading Pacific Coast newspapers to carry a new series of Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Co. institutional advertisements. Use of local newspapers has been the basis for Pacific Mutual advertising -during both 1956 and 1957, and the new 1958 series results from the Company's continuing satisfaction in the results of this medium. . i ,·- y Y'f'V if' $f*' w«v · PRIZE tOR SOME SHOPPER Some shopper at one of the nine; Thrifty D r u | Stores in the Long Beach area will win this ; $685 value electric car during the February Value Day* Sale. There is'no purchase necessary to;qualify; said Manny Borun, vice president. Any salesperson can give full details. Here Carl Bowman, manager ·and Rosa Bronow look over the "Electric Shopper" at the 6th and Pine Ave. store. The car is courtesy- of Electric Car Co., 495 Alamitos.Ave. ZZgOf'l Beech-Nut peas are pickin' time fresh! Piekin' time's th«.time when peas are at their very begt--rich in vitamins and natural flavor. Beech-Nut takes extra care to keep all the goodness of- pickin' time in every jar of fruit or vegetables. No wonder babies prefer Beech-Nut--the most .labied food in the world.They can taste the freshness. JIEECH-NUT BABY FOODS In glass at no «xtr« cost

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