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Independent Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - May 19, 1963, Long Beach, California BEWARE! Remodeling Gyps Active By VINTMADER You are a homeowner and you are ready to have the place improved a bit. Here are some of the more glaring examples of what could happen to you: You might get an un- necessary oiling job on your shake roof from a crew who offer a big bar- gain because they have "enough oil left over from a job up the street." They may be gypsies who have a drum of old automobile crankcase drainings on their pickup truck. When the first rain comes, this filthy oil would seep down over your house, causing up to damage. You might be sold new aluminum siding by a "suede-shoe sharpie" at double its worth. You might contract for enlargement or remodel- ing of the house, only to have the contractor fold up part-way through the job, leaving you to pay for the job over again as well as find some means to get your home put back together. This last actually hap- pened to scores of home- owners in the Long Beach area in recent months, when a company col- lapsed. Two of its offi- cers are being tried on fraud charges. Scores of families were stuck for sums ranging from small amounts to thousands of dollars and with their homes in vari- ous stages of disruption. What can you do to avoid this kind of grief? Well, beware of gyp- sies, suede- shoe sharpies and signing up too fast with any contractor. Also, if you're getting a rush offer that sounds like a special bargain, take time out to do a little checking with some authoritative sources like the California State Con- tractors License Board, the Builders' Exchange, the Better Business Bu- reau, city or county build- ing departments. "About one-fifth of the people bringing com- plaints to us have signed contracts for things they didn't want or couldn't says Robert P. Halloran, local supervisor of the state board. His office handles an average of 200 complaints a month from a district that com- prises Orange County and Southeastern Los Angeles County. In the past month 12 calls have been about the wanton oiling racket of the gypsies, who operate in a field not subject to the slate licensing laws and who slip through local authorities by rapid movement. Aluminum siding, in itself a good construction material, was a favorite medium for exploiters in past years and the state board revoked the con- Continued Page A-4. Col. 1 Hero Drags Four From Fiery Car The quick heroism of a Downey man suved a family of four from death in a flaming car on U.S. Highway 101 near Leucadia Saturday, officers saiii. Olin R. Schlaefer, ,'iG, of 11543 S. Rieheon Ave., was traveling south when he saw Ihe blazing auto in a north- bound lane. He stopped bis car, climbed over a divider fence and pulled two children, a man and woman to safety. Seriously injured were Eugene C. Henderson, .'JO, and his wife, Mary 27. 'Their two children, Mary, 5, and Leslie, 3, suffered minor injuries. Investigators said the incident involved two burning cars. Ray Warren Milchum. of Pico Rivera, was traveling south when he had a blowout, they said. Friction of wheel against pavement caused his car to catch fire. As northbound traffic slowed, Henderson crashed into the rear end of a car driven by Oliver Wills, (Continued Page A-2, Col. 1) Southland's OWN SUNDAY Newspaper Independent The Low clouds and local drizzle late night and early morning. Sunny afternoon. High about Complete weather on Page A-2. Phone HE 5-1161 Classified No. HE 2-5959 PRICE 20 CENTS LONG BEACH 12, CALIFORNIA, SUNDAY, MAY 19, 1963 VOL II 40 164 PASES 27 on Florida Bus Die in Canal Plunge Prosb Wirepholo PRESIDENT GRINS, GOVERNOR GRIM Alabama's Gov. George Wallace, who has attacked President Kennedy's or- dering U.S. troops into Alabama over Ihe Birmingham disturbances, follows the President as they meet the crowd Friday at Muscle Shoals, Ala., during 30th birthday ceremonies for the Tennessee Valley Authority. Kennedy, Wallace Discuss Disorder HUNTSVILLE. Ala. Kennedy winged into a racially turbulent South Saturday and tackled the civil-rights issue publicly at Nashville and privately in a brief conversation in the air with Gov. George C. Wallace of Alabama. Nearly law enforce- ment officers, including deputized national guards- men, massed Saturday in the Birmingham area to wail out a crucial weekend alter Gov. George Wallace of Alabama discussed racial issues with President Ken- nedy. Racial troubles flared in many areas of the nation. In a new hot 325 a n I i segregation demon- strators were arrested in Greensboro. N.C. T h e y joined -112 jailed Friday. An estimated 800 students, in- cluding a few whiles, were in Ihe new demonstrations. Birmingham was under a light seciirily nel as police officials hoped to prevent a recurrence of last weekend's bombings and rioting. Most of the huge force of officers was held on standby. Several hundred i (Continued Page A-7. Col. The Chief Executive and the governor, who see the handling of the racial problem from different directions, rode a heli- copter for 35 miles up Ihe Tennessee Valley from Muscle Shoals to Hunts- ville. On the way they held what was described as a "not unfriendly" talk about racial difficulties in Bir- mingham. BUT IF anybody con- vinced anyone of anything, or if anything was settled, there was no indication of it. Kennedy was silent on racial matters in speeches in Alabama. He talked about Ihe TVA at Muscle Shoals and about space and defending world freedom at lluntsville. WHERE TO FIND IT HOW PLANT security has grown from an elderly man making Ihe rounds with a timeclock lo a highly trained force is told by Lee Craig who lakes a look at North American Aviation's Aulonelics Division. Pane A-3. i A SNUB of huge proportions and deliberately made by! President Kennedv to Prime Minister Macmillan is re- poried in Ihe London Times. For story on story, Page A-3.1 Amusements ........D-20 Beach Combing .......11-1 But at Nashville. Tenn.. i where racial conflict also has erupted in ihe past few days, as ai Birmingham. the Chief Executive sum- I moiled all Americans to up- hold the law of the nation while declaring that the de- termination to secure full rights for all citizens "is in the highest tradition of American freedom." WHILE NOTING "a con- tinuing debate" about civil rights. Kennedy said he would speak "not of your rights as Americans but of your responsibility." And. in this connection. IIP emphasized respect for the lav.-. Kennedy reasoned that one man's defiance of ihe law or a conn order in- spiles defiance by others, "leading to a breakdown of all justice and order." "In Ihese moments of tragic disorder." he said, "a special burden resis on ihe educated men and women of our reject Ihe temptations of prejudice and violence, and In reaffirm the values of j Million College Aid Brown Plan LBCC I Share, Orange Coast I Million I, P-T sacr.imcnto Bureau SACRAMENTO Gov. Brown Saturday proposed that Long Beach, Cerritos, Compton, El Camino, Fuller- ton, Orange Coast and Santa Ana junior colleges share in a construction fund. The proposal, involving 63 colleges, will be introduced this week as an amendment to a Senate bill. Sen. Walter Stiern. D- i Bakersfield, the author, said purpose of the program is to provide for junior col- lege growth over the next two years. It envisions an junior college expansion program million from stale bond funds and million to he supplied on a matching ba- sis by junior college dis- tricts. THE PROPOSED alloca- tions, based on recent and anticipated growth, include: Cerritos. Comp- lon. El Camino, Long Beach, 690; Fullerton. Orange Coast. and Santa Ana. Orange Coast's distribu- tion figure is the second- highest in the state, out- ranked only by the 735 recommended for Los Angeles City College. Third- ranking college, based on growth potential, is Cerri- line for To qualify for state con- struction aid, a college must have building plans aimed at enlarging capacity. Matching funds also are a musl. Sliern said ihe plan in- serted the growth factor into the distribution for- mula adopted in 1961, which he said was based on the number of students in a junior college and the as- sessed value n! the junior college district. BIG GREETING FROM WIFE Astronaut Gordon Cooper gets a hut; and a kiss from his wife. Trudy. Satur- day at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu. It was their first meeting since his 22-orbit flight. ASTRONAUT 'ADOPTED' Honolulu Gives C a Id, Record Greetii Bridge ..............W-S Classified..........D Death Notices ........H-7 Editorials ............R-2 Financial............A-12 Music and Arts.......W-S Radio-TV ........TV 1-20 Real Estate........R 1-16 School Menus........W-8 Ship Arrivals........A-M Sports .............C 1-6 Onitirr Women's News.....VV 1-8 freedom and law on which our society depends." STILL, Ibis was a speech of moderation, free of bel- ligerence, and while a crowd of more than in Vanderbill University Stadium heard in silence (Continued Page A-7, Col. 1) RECORD SET BY REALTY NEWS ISSUE Filling climax to Realtor Week, the real estate and business news section of today's Independent, Press- Telegram contains a record 16 pages. Largest section previously published locally had M pages. This, the Southland Prog- ress section, Vcrn Anthony editor, also goes lo readers of The News at Garden Grove. HONOLULU As- I tronaut Gordon Cooper i and his family louk (iff for Cape Canaveral, Fla., where i his historic space flight started last Wednesday. The Air Force .let Trans- port carrying Cooper was due at Patrick AFB near I Cape Canaveral at a.m. EST today. i HONOLULU i.-l'i Nor- mally placid Honolulu ex- citedly hailed astronaut Gor- don Cooper as a hometown hero Saturday. The man who orbited the earth 22 times spent a hec- tic hours in Ihe slate which has adopted him as its own. From the moment he set foot on dry land at Hick- am Air Force Base for the first time since he blasted off from Florida Wednesday Cooper was draped with leis, pelted with orchids and heaped with praise, ranging from Ihe ordinary man in the street to the highest civil and military officials. COOPER, Ihe 36-year-old Air Force major responded with obvious pleasure. He spoke briefly but with feel- ing at a series of civic re- ceptions. He waved, grinned and yelled back to crowds which twice delayed his pa- ra de through downtown Honolulu and Waikiki. For Cooper it was a sort of dress rehearsal for ihe honors still lo come, in Flor- ida Sunday, in Washing- ton Tuesday and in New York Wednesday. The crowd was tremen- dous, estimated at "well over by police Li. William Jones, in charge of ihe parade detail. Mayor Neal S. Blaisdeil declared "it's the greatest dcmonstralion of admiration 1'vt1 ever scon for anyone." Police said il was Ihe biggest turnout in Hono- lulu's than Gen. Douglas MacArthur got on his return from Ja- pan in 1951. and well ahead of President Eisenhower's greeting in 1960. In Waikiki the cht'cring onlookers included Bikini- clad bathing girls attracted from Ihe nearby beach. Arriving ai lasl in front 6 Everest Climbers Blown From Ridge KATMANDU, Nepal (UPI) American mountain climbers and four Sherpa guides were blown 100 feel down Mount Everest by howling 80 mile an hour winds two nighls ago, it was disclosed Saturday. All six escaped injury. The winds struck the mountaineers trying to scale t h e world's highest mountain by Ihe previously unexplored west ridge. All six were caught in their tents at nighl and tossed down a nearly verti- cal slope from camp at the level. The two Americans are Allen C. Auten, 36, of Den- ver and James H. Corbet, 28, of Jackson, Wyo. Sift Bottom for Missing BELLI-; GLADE. Fla. least 27 men, women and children drowned Sat- urday when their migrant farm workers' bus plunged into a 20-foot-deep rural canal 80 miles north of Miami. Fifteen struggled lu safe- ty from Florida's worst traffic accident in the mem- ory of police officers. Divers w o r k e d under lights Saturday night prob- ing Ihe Hillsboro Canal's murky waters for possible additional victims. The bus driver, who escaped, said he believed 20 to 25 per- sons were trapped in the vehicle b u t officials said Ihe toll could noi be fixed i until the canal bed was thoroughly searched. i THE DEAD, mostly Ne- gro bean pickers, were men, women and children rang- ing in age from about (i to ti5 years. Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Glenn Blocker said a light truck, passing the bus on State Road 827, cut buck in on the bus and the two vehicles' bumpers hooked. The bus plunged into the 50-fooi wide canal that parallels Ihe road. James Tulley Sconyers, 3-1. of Belle 'Glade "was booked on charges of man- slaughter and improper passing and bond was set at a total of S2.300. Fon l.audordale News reporter Larry Wood, who goi to Ihe canal just as the bus was being pulled out said: "Cars were lined up for two miles along both sides of the road. Oddly enough it was a very somber thing. There was no hysteria, no (Continued Page A-7, Col. 5) JFK's Plane Seeks Record WASHINGTON President Kennrdy's million jet transport, after a busy day of flying, set oil for Moscow Saturday night trying to set a non- stop international speed record. The big blue, siKer and white plane left Dulles In- ternational Airport in near- bv Virginia at p.m. 1-DT. Aboard WITC Glenn 1. Sciiborg. chairman of the Atomic Energy Commis- sion, and niiii.' other U.S. officials making an ex- change visit to Russia.
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