Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on May 13, 1962 · Page 1
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1 ! · · - ' ' ' · ' ' ' t From Atlantic Ave. t o S a n Gabriel River . . . ' - , STATE TO OPEN BIDS ON $14 MILLION FREEWAY WORK · · · . · ' · · · ; . · · · - . . · · " . . . By GEORGE WEEKS The figures are dls- Gabriel · River. Freeway to California Av- has completed 46 per cent Boulevard and Clark Av- that Hie $6,020,000 con- More than $12.8 mil- closed by City Engineer The contract is the last ehue. Frederickson Wat- -of a contract for struc- enue is 44 per cent com- tract for the new Long lion in construction work Jess D. Gilkerson in a to be awarded for the. San- son Co. and Adams Ellis lures at Cherry Avenue pleled. 'Beach Arena is 78 per on the San Diego Free- monthly report on capital Diego Freeway within the Construction Co. have the and Studebaker Road. Es- . ' * * * * cent completed, way in Long Bench is improvement progress. city limits. . $7,340,424 contract, now. timated cost is $3,244,209, THE BALANCE of the The contractor, Gust K. well advanced, and the This month's bid open- * * * * about 10 per cent com- and completion is set for work is due to be finished N o w h e r e Construction state will open bids May ing will cover construction LARGEST of the proj- pleted. Scheduled com- March 21, 1963. by Jan. 10, 1963. Steve Co., has promised that 24 on an additional con- across the cast section of ects currently under way pletion date is Oct. 15, A $1,299,330 contract - Rados and Pentaco, Inc., major sec t i ons of the tract estimated at $14 Long Beach from At- provides for the segment 1963. for Willow Street reloca- are the 'contractors. building will be ready for million. antic Avenue to the San ; from the Long. Beach Guy F. . Atkinson Co. tion between Lakewood Gilkerson also reported use in early July i · Southland's OWN SUNDAY Newspaper. Phone HE 5-1161 -- Classified No. HE 2-5959 -- PRICE 20 CENTS The Weafher-- Sunny and slightly warmer today. High about 70. Complete weather on Page A-2. LONG BEACH 12, CALIFORNIA, SUNDAY, MAY 13, 1962 VOL. 10--NO. 38 162 PAGES JFK in Plea for Frontier Programs 300,000 Cheer Him on Streets . of Milwaukee .MILWAUKEE (/PI -- President Kennedy, speaking in the state which gave him his real start toward the White House, said Saturday night that many tasks still are undone and "vve cannot permit this country 'to stand still." The President spoke at a big Democratic political rally at the Milwaukee Arena, in the metropolis of the state which marked up a victory for him in the I960 primary. Kennedy went on from there to the presidential nomination and Ihe White House. And he talked in terms reminiscent of his campaign after receiving a welcome by a roaring throng of people packed along a nine-mile motorcade route from the air port into the heart of Milwaukee. * # * * POLICE estimated the turn out at 300,000 for a city of almost one million. Getting the country moving was a major theme of the campaign in 1960, and Ken nedy reverted lo that idea Saturday night. He said he reads in the papers that some people think the President is all right bu they don't know about hi: program. That, be said, ha: been said of president: through the years. * * * * HE TICKED off his items-a bill to retrain chronically unemployed, a program to give jobs to young people, medical care for the aged tacked to Social Security, a program of higher education, construction of college.dormi- tories, assistance for farmers. These, Kennedy said, are things a country must do, things that many other countries did years ago, yet they are regarded with concern here because they are considered new. "This," the chief executive said, "is the issue between those who feel we should stand still and those who feel we should move ahead." He said progress has been made in the last year and much remains to be done, and (Continued Page A-3, Col. 3) \ClU50y WAS VIEDE ; DOU6HBOV, GOB AND /N\R By STERLING BEMIS Kilroy, the phantom of World War II, has been p s y c h o a n a l y z e d on a paper couch and may be headed for a Discharge Without Honor as a Section Vllt case. ( S e c t i o n VIII covers anyone dumb enough to get out of uniform before his hitch is up.) , After p r o l o n g e d research, Dr. Clyde H. Ward of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medi. cine has written a paper claiming Kilroy wasn't invented until the middle of 1945. The Philadelphia p s y c h i a trist says the ·khaki leprechaun was a product of demobilization and contends the phrase KILROY WAS HERE was used at Kearns Field, Salt Lake City. The Kearns Air Force Post Review published it on J u n e 26, 1945. * * * * LIKE ANY GOOD psychiatrist, Dr. Ward has an intricate explanation for everything. He concludes that soldiers wrote the ubiquitous phrase to quell anxiety about re-entering the perilous civilian world. To the psychiatrist, Kilroy suggests revolt against tyrants (kill the king), soothing the serviceman with memories of past triumphs. In other words, Kilroy and his followers were nutty. But before Kilroy is drummed out of the service with a last thumb-nose salute to his colonel, Dr. Ward is probably in for an argument from a few million retired Gls. They claim Kilroy first materialized out of a rusty Spam can long before the war ended and, indeed, before, anyone thought it' would ever end. ? * * * WHO WAS KILROY? Our research --: and Dr. Ward is welcome to it-- \ shows (he ever-present, ever-lost elf was an Air Force spirit, an infantry genius, a shipyard inspector, a steeplejack and maybe a hobo. He turned up once as a precocious Long Beach infant. And he may have led the Roman legions into Gaul or the Greeks into Troy. Authority for the universal Kilroy is Webster's Third New International Dictionary. Its definition follows: KILROY--(after Kilroy, mythical soldier of World War II, whose name was inscribed in unlikely places all over the world by American soldiers): an inveterate traveler (like the roamers Kilroy and Ulysses--Peter Viercck); esp.: a transient soldier (of all the Kilroys of history who have passed through here . . . it was Napoleon who host summed up the strategic Importance of Malta --J. P. O'Donnell.) Some dare to claim Kilroy was a civilian. In a 1947 contest on his origin, sponsored by American Transit Assn., the prize- winning letter was authored by James J. Kilroy of Halifax, Mass., who wrote: "On Dec. 5, 1941, I started to work for Beth- Continued Page A-7, Col. 3) FORCES RUSH TO ASIA Army, AF Set to Act in Laos WASHINGTON (UPI)--President Kennedy Saturday ordered land, sea and air preparations for possible U.S. military intervention in the area of Laos. A 7th Fleet task force already was on the move. Decisions were taken at two White House strategy sessions to throw more American military power into the western Pacific area to be ready for any eventuality if the Laotian situation continues to deteriorate. The 7th Fleet task force, including 1,000 combat-ready Marines, left Subic Bay in the Philippines Friday for the Gulf of Siam. These waters arc within easy striking distance of the landlocked kingdom where Communist-led forces scored heavy gains this week in the country's north; ^ * * OFFICIALS WOULD not rule out intervention in Laos itself if the situation continues to fall apart. But they indicated a more likely move would be to throw a protective force into neighboring Thailand. The first military step was taken Friday when the 7th Fleet task force got un- derway. Officials said that orders went out Saturday for other elements of the fleet to move to the area. Alerts were also given to airborne units on Okinawa and in the continental United States. Aboard the 7th Fleet task force were 1,000 combat-ready Marines, it was said. Standard procedure of the 7th Fleet is to keep a fully-armed battalion of approximately 2,000 Marines afloat in the Pacific at all times. These military developments were disclosed as Kennedy held two urgent meetings with his top military and diplomatic advisers at the White House. * ^ # ONE SESSION lasted an hour and 40 minutes and broke up shortly after noon. Another session was held in the afternoon, and it lasted about an hour before Kennedy flew to a political rally in Wisconsin. Officials said a. decision was made to place American military power in position (Continued Page A-6, Col. 1) Lao Troops, 7 U.S. Aides Flee Reds to Thailand LILACS, TEARS FOR A QUEEN SPOKANE, Wash. (/PI-The Queen of the Lilac Festival may weep as she is surrounded by flowered splendor this week. She's allergic to lilacs. As Queen Louise Henry, ·18, began the week of festival activities here Saturday she admitted her eyes fill with tears and her nose turns red when she's near flowers--especially lilacs. Dillon to Rome NEW YORK W)--Secretary of the Treasury Douglas Dillon left by plane Saturday en route to Rome to attend the monetary conference of the American Bankers Association. IT'S VACATION TIME Travel Tips Today in Special Section The vanguard of 135 million Americans expected lo take vacations this year has started lo roll. Resort spots of the West are beginning to fill. World travelers are starting" their cruises or boarding the big jets. But this is only the beginning. Reservations are deluging steamship, airline, bus and railroad ticket agencies for the big push which will start with the closing of schools. More than two million vacationists will go abroad, others will turn to the wide open spaces or the metropolitan areas of the United States, Canada and Mexico. Where are YOU going on YOUR vacation? The Independent, Press-Telegram's Travel and Vacation Guide--published today in a separate tabloid section--offers scores of tips on where to go, how to get there, and what to see and do after you arrive for a fun-filled trip. Turn to it now! ow that two blasts had been set off in the current series of tests. Two shots were fired Friday, both in the Pacific. Saturday's explosions were described as: The air drop in the Pacific of intermediate yield--mean- ng a blast having the equivalent of from 20,000 to one million tons of conventional explosive force. An underground test of ntermediate y i e l d a t t h e Nevada proving ground. This Pacific, Nevada A-Devices Fired WASHINGTON (/PI---The United Slates conducted two nore nuclear tests Saturday--an air drop near Christmas sland in the Pacific and an underground test in Nevada. It-was the second day'in a sion and the Delense Depart ment said the Pacific explo sion was fired at about 1 p.m EDT. No time was given fo the Nevada test. Most of the Pacific test ex plosions have been air drops of the same general size, al though one was described as larger. * * * * IN ADDITION, the Pacifii series has included a test of a Polaris missile fired from a submarine while submerged vas the'32nd "of the under-iand one low-yield underwate: .round series. The Pacific test was the 10th of the series which began there on April 25. Most of them, like Saturday's, have een atmospheric tests. A joint announcement by he Atomic Energy Commis- explosion--detonated Friday No clues were given as to the nature of that underwate blast, but it could have been a nuclear missile which th' Navy claims can seek out am kill an enemy submarine with in an eight-mile range. Air Crash Kills 15; 6 Survive COPENHAGEN, Denmark P)--A Canadian c h a r t e r flight, carrying Danish gov ernment workers and nurses, crashed while making a landing approach in Greenland Saturday. The Danish Ministry of Greenland said 15 ol the 21 persons aboard were killed. Three of the survivors were the Canadian crewmen, identified as Vincent Kies, Richard M. Woolridge and Ben Nielsen, a native of Denmark. The other survivors and the dead were identified as Danes. The plane, a Catalina amphibious 'craft owned by the Canadian Eastern Commercial Airways, had been chartered by the Danish Civi Greenland Air Service for a 220-mile flight from Sonder Stromfjord .to Godthaab in western Greenland. Godthaab is Greenland's administrative capital. VIENTIANE, Laos (UPI) -- The commander-in-chief of the Royal Laotian Army fled to Thailand Saturday with 2,000 troops and seven U.S.' military advisers as pro-Communist rebels completed the c o n q u e s t of northwestern L a o s . The government proclaimed a state of emergency throughout the country. : The village of Houci Sai, last royal stronghold in the northwest, fell to the onrushing 'rebels without a struggle, giving the "neutralist" rebels'and the pro- Communist Pathet Lao control of all of Laos north of the royal capital of Luang Prabang. Luang Prabang itself was threatened. American military sources said Maj. Gen. Bounlcut Sanichan and- 2,000 royal troops crossed the -Mekong River into Thailand and were disarmed and interned in a 300-yard-long pasture on the Thai side of the river. Interned with them was Brig. Gen: La Pa'thama- vong, commander of the fallen Nam Tha garrison. The situation in Southeast Asia was so serious that L a o t i a n strongman Gen. Phoumi Nosavan flew to Bangkok for conferences with Burmese strongman Gen. Ne Win. The border of Burma where it meets Red China is only 3.0 miles from the captured royal government stronghold Muong Sing. Thailand r e a c t e d with alarm to the approach of pro-Communist forces to its b o r d e r . Interior Minister Gen. Prapas Charusatien warned that "the Communists are at our door . . . we will fight to our last breath against the Commu- . nist danger . . . we 'will fight on every inch of land." Fog Pileup on Turnpike WOODBURY, N. J. (/P)--A dense fog descended over the southern section of the New Jersey Turnpike Saturday, setting the stage for a chain of accidents described as one of the worst pileups in the highway's 10-year history. Stale police said between 50 and 75 automobiles, a bus, a horse van and several trucks were involved in a mass pileup in both the north and southbound lanes. At least 36 persons were injured, nine seriously enough to be detained in hospitals. Cruiser Swamped; 4 in Sea Rescued Four persons floated help-' lessly in the water two miles off Huntington Beach Saturday after their boat sank. They were finally rescued by tugboat crewmen. The Coast Guard said the 22-foot cabin cruiser owned by Vance Miller, 43, of Alhambra, s w a m p e d i n choppy water and -went to the bottom. Small craft warnings had been posted all day, the Coast Guard said. Miller and his three passengers were picked up by a tug owned by the Wilshire Oil Co. and t r a n s f e r r e d to the Liberian tanker Tasman Sea, a n c h o r e d off Huntington Beach. The other passengers were identified as Rod Maas, 28, of Pasadena; Lousi Arthur, 28, of AJtadena; and Dan Quinan, 35, of Arcadia. None was hospitalized, the Coast Guard said. A Coast Guard cutter put the four men a s h o r e a t Newport Beach. A WOMAN HARASSED BY TIME Grand Prize Poem Tells Story of Its Creation ". .. And always Ihe captive snarling rage "At brevity of center stage." By SHERM WILLIAMS Betty Henderson, a legal secretary rapped those words out of her typewriter, then jerked the paper out of the machine. It was almost 10 p.m. Time was a problem. There was a deadline to be met and she had promised a friend that she would write something that could he entered in the 23rd Annual Poetry Convention of the California Federation of Chaparral Poets in Long Beach. What she wrote won the sweepstakes prize Saturday in the convention and broke precedence for the Chaparral Poets. Her poem, "Circus," glittered .with technical excellence--not unusual for the Chaparral Poets--but was almost beatnik in its theme. That is unusual for the staid Chaparrals -- largest poetry society in the world. By and large the Chaparrals tend to give their awards to poems which end on a rising note. · W H E R E TO FIND IT · MOTHER'S DAY takes the spotlight today. So be sure and read Staff Writer Mary Ellis' sparkling piece on working moms on Page W-l. .Regular I, P-T features follow: Amusements C-8 Music and Arts W8-9 Radio-TV TV 1-16 Real Estate Rl-12 School Menus W-2 Ship Arrivals C-10 Beach Combing B-I Bridge '.W-2 Classified D1-I8 Death Notices C-9 Editorials B-2 Financial C-IO Sports Cl-fi Star Gazer B-10 Women's News Wl-10 For two years, Mrs. Henderson toyed with the words and theme of her poem. Wife of a Sacramento State College professor and once secretary for former Gov. Goodwin J. Knight, Mrs. Henderson works in a state office. What thought she gave her poem had to be in her spare time. * * * * "IT WAS'GOING to be a long one," she explained. But a friend pushed her to enter the Chaparral contest. First Mrs. Henderson had to join the society. That she did. Then, because she had work to do at night, she delayed writing her poem. It was in the final hours of the final night that she finally put it on paper. Accidentally, she told the story (Continued Page A-3, Col. 1)

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