Independent from Long Beach, California on September 26, 1977 · Page 24
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 24

Long Beach, California
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Monday, September 26, 1977
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U-NPEreNDENT(AM) PRESS-TELEGRAM (PM) tc»«mcti,crtH.,M«ws»t.M.mT 'For Tricentennial 9 Bike trip across nation By Cilia Brown Stall Writer Fifty-year-old W a l t e r Shatsky spent the summer "riding his bicycle across the country, but he doesn't ·like the country much. He says he's a city boy. "I planned my route to go through as many cities as possible," the Huntington Beach resident said . . . Shatsky flew to Miami on-July 17 and then pe- ,da-led h i s w a y alone through the south and the southwest back to California. He was home by Aug. 30. Along the way, he stopped in cities and towns to socialize with the locals -aTrd see the sights. "1 'khbw a lot of people bike to see the wilderness, but 1 . .just couldn't see being out ·in'.the woods alone at 6 · '.p'.m. with nothing to do," Shatsky said. . ^'The woods are pretty, .bii it's all just a continuation of the same thing." he · -suid. "In a city, there's something new on every coj-ner. with all those peo- . .pie and all the movement. . .Cities are beautiful if you i know what you're looking · J for." ' JIE ADMITS, however, that city traffic can be --something less than beau" 'tiful for a cyclist. "Once I got into town, I'd usually leave my bike at the motel and take the bus. ' Shatsky said his bike t r i p was in h o n o r of America's Tricentennial. ' " E v e r y o n e e l s e rode across the country for the Bicentennial." he s a i d ; "so I wanted to be the 'Positive thinker' in skateboard jump win Tony Alva says the key to his success in skate-, boarding is "positive thinking," and he proved it Sunday by winning the barrel jump contest at-the " World Professional Skateboard Championships at the Long Beach Arena. . "... . . - V . ' ; Alva, 20, of Santa Monica, jumped over 15 barrels for'the $1,000 prize and said he would have broken a world record by. jumping 18 barrels, but the barrels were larger than in the past. . , . . ; . This- is the second year in a row he has won. the barrel jump. He spends most of his time skateboard- ins but is also trying to become an actor. The top prize of $3,000 for the men's .free-style was. won-by Bob Mohr of Ericinitas. Total prize money for the championships was $25,000. _ Othet-'winners were: women's free style, Ellen Berryman of Encinitas; women's tight course slalom, Terrv Brown of Santa Cruz; men's tight course slalom, John Hutson of Santa Cruz; consecutive 360s i complete turns on a skateboard), Russ Howell of Long Beach; high jump, Bryan Beardsly of Tprrance. Howell set a. new record by completing 3514 turns in two minutes. Beardsly also set a record by high jumping five feet. · · . The championships were held Saturday and aun- day. Shoe repair trade down at the heels (Cpm\ from Page B;l) A w l i ; alth'oufeh"' '.repairmen,'.barbers. It's; ibout halfT ; the taxes, licenses,cost o f . about half tne . oper , ting: a n d no :-fringe benefits.such as insttr--: WALTER SHATSKY POSES WITH HIS 10-SPEED BIKE --Staff rnoto first on my block to do it for the Tricentennial. "I have to admit I'm a bit of a pessimist. I just L.B. asks to build f acflity at Pier D ' (Cont. from Page B-D ! ' Port officials estimate that indirect benefits to the , Southland -- such as wages paid to truck drivers, clerks, ' longshoremen and the sale of supplies and equipment -', will amount to about $12.3 million annually, ·''' The modernized bulk loader, which will replace one ! built during World War II on the pier's east side at ] Berth 28. is expected to boost tonnage moving-through ! the port by about 0.5 percent. i - P o r t officials estimate construction could start j within one to two months after all the permits are i obtained. Engineers are aiming .at a finishing date of i qbput Christmas of 1978. J . . Part of the project will consist of 12 silos for the I storage of "white" bulk products such as soda ash, ! potash, sulfate of potash, salt cake and borate com' : pounds. · ' ' , Four of the silos will be 130 feet in diameter and 200 ,i feet high. The others will be 90 feet' in diameter and 150 i feet high. · . i - Commission President Richard Wilson said this is ( t h e largest, most ambitious port project since he be\ came a commissioner 3% years ago. 4 . . "However, much of the credit in persuading Kerr' McGee to come to Long Beach belongs to former com- j missioner Lewellyn Bixby Jr., who worked long and i hard, and often on his own time, to get the company to f pick Long Beach over other possible sites," Wilson said. ! Wilson noted that the expected 100 ships that will 1 call at Long Beach each year will bum 0.2 percent ! sulfur fuel oil to minimize adverse effects on the envi- ; ronment. don't think I'm going to be around in 2076," he said. While he might not live to be 151, Shatsky said he's going strong at 50. Stronger, in f a c t , t h a n when he began biking in 1969: "It was unbearably hot and dry in the desert w h e n I " w a s r i d i n g across," he remembers. "I ran out of water a few limes, and I ate mostly junk food, but I still never felt weak." He chose the southern route, however, to avoid too much mountainous terrain. "I'm no superman," he said. FPRESTO BURGER NO. i CLIP A SAVE Hamburger cooker broils thick or thin burgers or sandwiches. L i d d l e ' Griddle G r i l l . R e g . $25.95. Limited supply. Coupon. expires 9/28/77 - ". with coupon Horace Green Sons Hardware 4420 Atlantic Ave.. Bixby Knolls Center 2154 Bellflower Blvd.. Los Altos Center GOOD FOR DAYS SHOWN c? SHATSKY traveled a. t o t a l o f 3.100 miles in 36 days of cycling, averaging 88 miles a day. "I took nine days off in between, to e n j o y the different cities." he said,- noting that New Orleans was his favorite stopping spot. He found the'best medication for his aching.limbs after l o n g rides, which measured up to 150 miles on some days, was a long soak in a heated motel pool or bathtub. He said he encountered surprisingly few mechanical problems during the trip, and had to replace e a c h of his tires o n l y twice. The narrow, potholed roads in parts of the south did create some harrowing moments, but he said he had no accidents during his trip. Although he admits cycling can be dangerous, Shatsky said he thrives on the challenges involved. "As I'm climbing up a mountain, I think, 'It's just one mountain.' Then I get to the top and see another one up ahead, and I think,''just one more- mountain.' " Exhaust f u m e s f r o m passing automobiles can m a k e a b i k e r s i c k , Shatsky said. "The cars slow down to pass you, and then step on the gas once they're in front of you -- so you really eat the exhaust." DESPITE the moments of loneliness, exhaustion and frustration, Shatsky said he never really considered giving up. "If I make my mind up; I'll do it. Once you're out oh the road, there's no turning back." S h a t s k y ' , .who is :di- vorc'ed/said he took vacation time- and -a leave" of absence from his Job at the.Douglas Aircraft Co. in Long Beach in order to m a k e his cross-country journey. He is a material records analyst at Douglas.- He said he leaves his 10- .speed English-ma'de b i c y- "cle home and uses his-sta- tionwagon for his daily commute to Long. Beach, but tries to avoid using his car whenever possible. "It's not that I'm a gas- conscious conservative," he said, "it's just for my own enjoyment." Westminster sets anniversary fete The City of Westminster will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its incororation with a four-day gala starting Thursday and ending Sunday. Highlight of the festivities will occur at 10 a.m. Saturday when the annual Founders' Day parade begins two blocks west of Beach Boulevard on Westminster Avenue. Headed by Grand Marshal Erin Moran, who plays Joanie Cunningham on television's "Happy Days," and featuring marching bands, floats and entertainment units, the parade will proceed to west to Golden West Avenue and then south to Hazard Avenue. Carnival rides and other attractions will be open for the entire four days at the Community Service Center, Westminster Avenue and Hoover Street Hours will be from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, 3 p.m. to midnight Friday, 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday and 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday. Westminser was founded in 1870 by Presbyterian minister L.P. Webber, whose bust by local artist Merrie Marvin of Huntington Beach stands in the council chambers of the Westminster City Hall. The city was incorporated in 1957 with a population of 10.755. Today the population is approaching 70,000 and many of them are expected to turn out for the celebration. . O-.-C. Grand eyes a T h e Orange C o u n t y Grand Jury is trying to 'determine whether county departments and agencies are keeping their agreements to make procedural changes recommended by former grand juries. : Foreman H e n r y G. Webber told newsmen at their annual meeting with the grand jurors that a special committee is handling the survey. : The m i s s i o n resulted f r o m jurors' reading of annual reports by previous grand juries and replies bv countv officials. ..'., "Jurors"on the : 1977 panel seemed surprised-by the relatively low rate, of acceptance of recommenda^ tions by investigative panels o ver the. years, .they wanted tOiknow how . many of them were implemented after promised acceptance by the department heads., .. · : He told .newsmen-that the grand jury has. completed its organization and has created still another committee -- on "continuing coordination." .there are shops that.. there.:.w.ere: 20 years ago, ; there are/lots of places v.wherei shoe^.repair shops are* at a short: age. There a r e . some towns'where they don't have but one. And some shops have more business than they can handle. In a small area of downtown Long Beach t h e r e ' a r e about 10 shops -- which is a lot. I think it will even out, though. Q.' You don't think the .'shoe repair business is on the way out? .'· Ai No. Business will get better. Shoe prices are .very, high today and the plastics will be catching up w i t h ( t h e cost of) leather shoes as the price of petroleum goes up. Q. Who has shoes repaired today? A. The elderly . . . people who live handy (to a shoe shop).... the poor, and the higher-paid people. It's the people in between who throw their shoes away. People have shoes repaired because they like them and want to keep wearing them, or because they can't afford to buy new ones. Some of the young people don't know they .can get shoes fixed.- But people in this part of town are used to getting their shoes repaired. Q. Other than shoes, what do you repair? A. Luggage, purses, b e l t s , d o g c o l l a r s , leashes--anything I can repair. I cut off canes for people down here and put on rubber stoppers. Q. As shoe fashions change --with thick wooden soles and plastics--do you have to learn new repair techniques ? A. Sometimes. The industry puts out information (in a trade journal) on any new techniques we need to know. Q. Would you encourage your children to take up your trade? A. No. I don't think so.:We don't get paid like any other skilled craftsmen. We don't get paid like carpenters, bricklayers or other trades. A shoe repairman would have a hard time going out and getting $5 an hour. I've made a good living at this, but it. gets harder and harder. It's about the same for any small busi- n e s s m a n -- s h o e ance, .vacations,-, pensions. (In.'bigge'r firms) those, things count as your pay.- A ^person who works for' Douglas (Aircraft; Co.). is! better off. Twenty. years ; ago we were much better' off because of the'volume 'of business, but not now. 5 I don't t h i n k people-: realize what it costs to run; a modern shoe repair shop. They know that: everything is expensive; today, b u t when y o u charge someone.a $1 tor a. small rip;' or '· something like that, they.think it's an awful lot. That comes from the previous image; of shoe repairmen. When; you went into a shop in the; old days, everything was- free. Like with my father,; when you'd go up to the: counter to pay, he's say "that's OK," and a lot pfi older people think it still- should be that way. ' NOW! 35 on $5000 CERTIFICATES $213 MONTHLY INTEREST CHECK SENT YOU! INT. PER YEAR ; (ANNUAL YIELD - 6.14%) on PASSBOOKS PLUS DAILY INTEREST! HIGHEST RATE ANYWHERE Any amount. Fiinib earn from date of receipt to dale of with- . drawal. Interest paid quarterly. ' FIRESIDE ^Thrift ADV=.RTISfcMENT COUPON ! *^r*^ 1 Golden ; Lantern · No.Limit to Number of Pei WEDNESDAY THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28*29 Special! Hose history repeats self (Continued from Page B-l) "I think I'll keep it for a pet," the truck concluded. This was during the '50s, of course, when fads like telephone booth stuffing warped the behavior of many otherwise rational people. So naturally di Peso's hose spawned a flock of imitators; but these other, less fortunate hoses burrowed happily earthward only to be snipped off abruptly by unimaginative owners. . "Half a hose, is better than none," explained a knife-wielding Paramount man whose hose tried to escape when he set it down to inspect' a flower garden. It was probably the severity of this tactic -- inhumane as it might seem -that put an end to the problem of wandering hoses. At any. rate, the hose problem seemed to die out after 1959. At least, until now. ; ^M I I .;.; M, ·»* **tj Amw*»«*.«* I into Camera While the Lowes, who live at 124 E. Scott St., don't believe their hose is actually tunneling away, it has stubbornly resisted all efforts to remove it from a burrow of a gopher Jack was trying to flush out. He guesses there's about 20 feet of hose in the hole. "This is the first time anything like this has happened," he laughed. "We ·figure Texas must have sent one of its gophers out West" An imaginative explanation, but not necessarily to the point. Fearing the consequences of another outbreak of hose subversion in the Southland, an I, P-T reporter could only recommend immediate and decisive action at this first sign of rebellion. "Cut it off?" said Jack. "I guess that's what we're going to have to do." Health Questions and Answers TOOK HER WHIPUSH LIGHTLY - SHE'S SORRY NOW Q: Doctor, I was involved in an auto accident a little over a year ago. My pain was only minor following the accident and even went away for - awhile. When it came back it was worse than before and seemed (o spread all over my body. I Classified Ad i I turns Honda Our Regular $3.28 Roast Beef Dinner wwtawdiy *-mmttv, Septwnbtr 2* * » Served from 11:30-8:00 p.m. Dinner Indue**: Tender Roast Beef, au ius, 2 Salads, 1 Vegetable, Potatoes, Gravy, Roll Butter, Coffee or Tea, Dessert. m a · OPEN 7 A.M.4 P.M. MON.-SAT,; SUN. 11:30 A.M.* P.M. J 1921 PALO VtRDCAVE., LONG BEACH j j one block soiirti of Spring St. ^^--^i2JiI2Jf^M ·HONDA MO 73 Trail «, SI. · Equio. XI«CO!K!«007H3»SX ·£. When Mrs. B. Snow of$ 5328$ EJArtesia Blvd.,S Jsold her Honda motor-:? ^Wkeveasay through ang SIridependent Press-Tele-iJ Sgram Classified ad, shag Skiecided to use the moneyg Sto buy a movie camera.^ f she''ever decides tog the camera she 11^ :urn the task over to IPT-J .assified ads again. ·£ IPT CTassifieds are the:; ?:easy'way to change un-:f :Jwanted items into useful;: ;?casn;" Gall 432-5959 for;' :£your own quick cash Sclassified ad. HEALTH SYSTEMS AGENCY FOR IOS ANOELES COUNTY, INC. INVITES YOU TO A SAC #4 (Sufaorca Advisory Council) GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING ON Wednesday, Sept. 28--7-.3O p.m. Santa Monica Public Library ' . ·· Auditorium: 1343 6m Street Soota Monica, California for Further Information Call : (213) 483.S93O Ask for Ron Arias or Morcia Gayle ; I found out my auto insurance wouldn't pay -what now? A: Well, I need IP say to you -- you have several problems, not just one. First of all, your health will probably continue to deteriorate. and your pain worsen until you decide to do something about it.' Most whiplash problems do not solve themselves. Q: My pain does gel worse all the time, but it also goes away at times. Will rt gradually go away altogether? .A: I understand. Yes, it may worsen and actually go away for a month or years before it ferupts again. Whiplash injuries are so deceiving. So often when a. whiplash pain is dormant THIS IS WHEN THE MOST DAMAGE |S TAKING PLACE. Vertebral degeneration doesn't'or^ duce much pain. Early formation ^of TRAUMATIC ARTHRITIS is not painful. Disc deterioration has no pain, in: its early stages. A major hazard associated with 'whiplash, in juries', is the fact that their pain does not determine or qualify the extent of'-the injury. As a result, often major damage is dppe.ibe- fo/e the symptoms appear. When pain finally appears irreversable problems have been created. Occasionally, when intense pain disappears, the optimum amount of damage has been done and the patient will not once again experience pain until further damage is about to take place. When this damage is accomplished, the pain, deceivingly, will recede... Q: What about my insurance problem? ; A: Your problem 'is exactly why I'personally recommend that anyone in .any kind of injury situation, especially a fall, -lifting injury or auto accident, gets a thorough chiropractic examination and x-rays immediately. By law,-your medical pay of auto accident insurance is good only for one year. delay examination arid care too long after the date of the injury, they wil complain too. If this coverage has lapsed -- utilize your group insurance, : , li you have no insurance apd have to pay for your own treatment, by all means"; do so. Lack of treatment jn these injuries is the mosl costly thing you -can' e'x- ' perience. If may even cosi your health -and shorten your IHe. · -.-. Read rim column every Monday. Attend a STINt CARE CLASS on Monday at the Ward Chiropractic- Orthooedic Offke, 3535 E. 7tfi St., lone Beach. CaH.433-0444 Tor your reservation. ·'-·-

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