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Independent from Long Beach, California • Page 24

Independent from Long Beach, California • Page 24

Long Beach, California
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ywi ir" "vr UwRwACUH. dton. twt-lLWff I4-4NDEPENDENT (AM) KESS-TEIECRAM (PM) For Tricentennial Positive thinker in Shoe repair trade down at the heels Bike trip across natibn skateboard jump win Tony Alva says the key to I boarding is "positive thinking, Sunday winning the barrel jump contest at the World Professional Skateboard Championships at the Long Beach Arena. Alva, 20, of Santa Monica, Jumped over 15 bar rels 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 pasf. This is the second year in a row he has won the barrel Jump.

He spends most of Us time skateboarding but is also trying to become an actor. The top prize of $3,000 for the mens bee style 'was. won. by Bob lfohr of Encinitas. Total prize money for the championships was $25,000.

Other. winners were: womens bee style, Ellen Berryman of Encinitas; womens tight course slalom. Terry Brown of Santa Cruz; mens tight course slalom. John Hutson of Santa Cruz; consecutive 360s (complete turns on a skateboard), Russ Howell of lUTItt Ul iwv U1UIUW9. WWW OVI nr high jumping five feet The championships were held Saturday and Sunday.

S' By Cilia Brown SUB Writer Fifty-year-old Walter Slutsky spent the summer riding his bicycle across the country, but he doesnt tike the country much. He says hes a city boy. planned my route to go through as many cities as possible," the Hunting-ton Beach resident said. Shatsky flew to Miami on-July 17 and then pe-daled his way alone through the south and the southwest back to California. He was home by Aug.

30. Along the way, be stop-. ped in cities and towns to socialize with the locals -armi see the sights. I khow a lot of people bike to see the wilderness, but I Just couldn't see being out inthe woods alone at 6 with nothing to do, Shatsky said. The woods are pretty, bid its all Just a continua- -itkw of the same thing, he 'said.

"In a city, there's something new on every rofner, with all those peo-. and all the movement are beautiful if you know what you're looting for." a I JIE ADMITS, however, 1 that city traffic can be '-something less than beau-r -tifnl for a cyclist Once I 'got into town, Id usually leave my bike' at the motel and take the bus. Shatsky said his bike 'trip was in honor of 'Americas TricentenniaL "Everyone. else rode. I the country for the Bicentennial.

he said; so I wanted to be the (Cont. from A Well although there are abgit half me shops that there were 20 years ago, (here are lots of places where shoe repair shops are at a shortage. There are. some where they dont have but one. Ana some shops have more business than they can handle.

In a small area of downtown Long Beach there' are about 10 shops which is a lot. I thinrit will even out, though. Q. You don't think the shoe repair business is on the way out A'. No.

Business win get better. Shoe prices are very, high today and the plastics will be catching up with (the coat of) leather shoes as the price of petroleum goes Q. Who his shoes repaired A. The elderly people who live handy (to a shoe shop) the poor, and the higher-paid people. Its 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 cant afford to new ones. me of the young peo-ple don't know they can get shoes But people in this part of town are used to retting their shoes repaired. Q. Other then shoes, what do you repair? A. Luggage, purses, belts, dog collars, leashes-anything' 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 plas tics do you have to learn new repair techniques? A. Sometimes. The industry puts out information Qn 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 dont think so. We dont ret paid like any other stilled craftsmen.

We dont ret paid like carpenters, bricklayers or other trades. A shoe repairman would have a hard time going out and getting $5 an hour. Ive made a good living at this, but it rets harder and harder. Itt about the same for any small businessman shoe 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 televisions "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 win 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 ami. to miduighLSunday. Westminser was founded in 1870 by Presbyterian minister L.P. Webber, whose bust by local artist Merrie Marvin of Huntington Beach stands 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. i WALTER SHATSKY POSES WITH HIS KFSPEED BIKE Staff Photo L.B. asks to build facility at Pier O.G. Grand eyes agreements make Shatsl slow down to pass you, -and then step on the gas once theyre in front of you so you really eat the exhaust. DESPITE the moments of loneliness, exhalation and frustration, Shatsky said he never really con-.

sidered giving up. "If I make my mind up; ID do it. Once you're out on the road, theres no turning back. V- Shatskv, who vorced. said he took vacation time-and a leave of absence! from his job at the Douglas Aircraft Co.

in Long Reach In order to 'make his cross-country journey. He is a material records analyst at Douglas. He said he leaves his 10- speed EnglislHnade biey- cle home and uses his sta-1 tionwagon for his daily commute to Long Beach, but tries to avoid using his car whenever possible. "Its not that Im a gas-! conscious conservative a-biker sick, skjnuid. "The cars repairmen, barbers.

Itsj the taxes, licenses, cost ef; operating and no fringe: benefits such as insur-i ance, vacations, (In bigger firms) those! things count as your pay. A. person who works for Douglas (Aircraft: CO.) is-better off. Twenty years ago we were much oetteri off because of the volume of business, but not now. I dont think people realize what it costs to rum a modern shoe repair' shop.

They know that everything is expensive! today, hot when von chare someone a $1 fora! small rip, or something like that, they think its 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 youd go up to the', counter to pay, hes say thats OK, and a lot of! rider think it still! 1 YtAR MID MONTHLY on $5000 CERTIFICATES. "TO MONTHLY INTEREST CHECK YOU! (ANNUAL YIELD on PASSBOOKS PLUS DAILY INTEREST! GROT RATE ANYWHERE Any mnM.

mm 6m af mm to Urn Mfc- FIRESIDE 7 TuiftY I ISaflkn ihrwMMi jliforwa. I die mm you inAqrf and Answers the fact that their pain does not determine or qualify the extent of the injiny. As a result, often major damage is done before the symptoms appear. When pain finally appears kreversaWe problems have been created. Occasionally, when intense pain disappears, the optimum amount ol damage has been done and the patient will not once again experience pain until further damage is about to take eceivingly, What about -my insurance problem? I Your problem is exactly why I personally recommend that anyone in any kind of injury situation, especially a fall, lifting injury or auto accident, gels a thorough chiropractic examination and x-rays immediately.

By law, your medical pay of auto accident insurance is good only for one year. If you examination and care too long after the date ri the injury, they wil' complain too. if this cover age has lapsed utilize your group insurance. you have no insurance and have to pay for your owr treatment, by all means, dc so. Lack of treatment these injuries is the most costly thing you can' ex perience.

may even cps your health -and shorter yourliie. Read this column every Attend a ST.ri CATE CLASS on at the Ward (Kic IttS TbSl Iri CA CaJ 41044 Ter yrv reservation. Page B-l) j- by countv officials. Jurors on the 1977 panel seemed surprised by the, relatively low rate of acceptance of recommendations by investigative panels over the years. They wanted to know how many of them were implemented after promised ac-, ceptance by the department He told that the grand jury has completed its organization and has created still another committee on "continuing coordination.

The Orange County Grand Jury is trying to 'determine whether county departments and agencies are keeping their agreements to make procedural changes recommended by former grand Foreman Henry G. Webber told newsmen at their annual meeting with the grand jurors that a committee is han-the survey, mission resulted from jurors reading of he said, "its just for my, annual reports by previous own enjoyment. grand juries ana replies (Cont from Page B-l). i Port officials estimate that indirect benefits to the Southland such as wages paid to truck clerks, i longshoremen and the sale of supplies and equipment 1 Hilla mount to about $113 million annually. The modernized bulk loader, which will replace one built during World War on the piers east sale at Berth 28, is expected to boost tonnage moving through the port by about 0.5 percent Port officials estimate construction could start within one to two months after all the permits are Obtained.

Engineers are aiming at a finishing date of gtyxit Christmas of 1978. Part of the project will consist of 12 silos for the storage of "white bulk products such as soda ash, potash, sulfate of potash, salt cake and borate compounds. Four of the silos win be 130 feet in diameter and 200 feet high. The others will be 90 feet in diameter and 150 feet high. Commission President Richard Wilson said this is the largest, most ambitious port project since be be-' Came a commissioner 3K years ago.

"However, much of toe credit in persuading Kerr-llcGee to come to Long Beach belongs to former commissioner LeweDyn Bixby who worked long and hard, and often on his own time, to 'get the company to pick Long Beach over other possible sites, Wilson sail Wilson noted that the expected 100 ships that will caU at Long Beach each year will burn 0.2 percent sulfur fuel oil to ronment. i don't think Im going to be around in said. While he might not live to be 151, Shatsky said. hes going strong at 50. Stronger, in fact, than when he began biking in 1968.

"It was unbearably hot and dry in the desert when I was riding across, he remembers. I ran out of water a few times, and I ate mostly junk food, but I still never felt weak. He chose the southern route, however, to avoid too much mountainous terrain. "Im no superman, hesaid. SHATSKY traveled a total of 3.100 miles 36 days of cycling, averaging 88 miles a day.

"I took 1 nine days off in between, to enjoy the different cities. he noting that New Orleans was his favorite stopping spot" He found the best medication for his aching limbs after long 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 cal problems during the trip, and had to replace each of his tires only twice. The narrow, pot-holed roads in parts of the south did create some bar rowing moments, but. he said he had no accidents during his trip.

Although be admits cycling can be dangerous, Shatsky said he thrives on the challenges involved. "As Im climbing up mountain, I think, Its just one mountain. Then I get to the top and see andther one up ahead, and I think, just one more mountain. Exhaust fumes from passing automobiles can 1 1 1 ADVHmSfcXfNT Health Questions Hose history repeats self TOOX HER Yiiimsi LIGHTLY SHES SORRY (Continued from Page B-l) While the first. on my block to do it for the Tricentennial.

"I have to admit I'm a bit of a pessimist I just rfn 0 0. 0 0 0 0 25 DAYS SHOWN COUPON SUN. PRESTO BURGER NO. 1 Hamburger cooker broils thick or thin burgers or sandwiches. Liddle Gnddle Grill.

Reg. $25.95. Limited supply. Coupon, expires 92877 Lowes, who live at 124 E. Scott SL, dont believe their hose is actually tunneling away, it has stubbornly resisted au efforts to remove it from a borrow of a gopher Jack was trying to flush ouL 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 seat one of its gophers out West An imaginative explanation, but not necessarily ta the print i. Fearing the consequences of another outbreak of hose subversion in the Southland, an P-T reporter could only recommend immediate and decisive action at this first sign of rebellion. "Cut ft off? said Jack. "I guess that's what were going to have to do.

"I think 111 keep it for a pet, truck driver 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 Dock 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 au end to the problem of wan- dering hoses.

At any. rate, the hose problem seemed to die out after 1959. At least, until now. i the Horace Green Sons Hardware 4421 Atlantic Bixby Knolls Center 2154 Bellflower Los Altos Center GOOD FOR Doctor, I was involved in an auto accident a little over a rear ago. My pain was only minor following the accident and even went away for pi, awhile.

When came back it was worse than before and seemed to spread all over my body. Wbea I finally went to a doctor, I found out my auto insur-. ance wouldn't pay what now? Well, I need to 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. My pain does get worse all the time, but it also goes away at times.

Will a gradually go away awjcmri I understand. it may worsen and actually go away for a month or years before it erupts again. Whiplash injuries are so deceiving. So often when a whiplash pain is dormant THIS IS WHEN THE MOST DAMAGE IS TAKING PLACL Vertebral degeneration doesn't produce much pain. Early formation of TRAUMATIC ARTHRITIS is not painful! Disc deterioration has no pain in its early stages.

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