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   Independent Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - September 10, 1967, Long Beach, California                               MASSIVE BACK-TO-SCHOOL TREK NEAtf By JIM GOODfclCH Summer vacation ends Monday for mosl pupils en- rolled in city and Los Angeles County public schools. 1 Scheduled to return to classes in the Long Beach Uni- fied School District are elementary, junior high and What's the schoolmarm of today Hke? See story on Pg. W-l senior high youngsters, as teachers prepare textbook assignments for another school year. In the trek wilt be kindergartens, in grades I to 6; in junior high and in senior high. Monday is lo be a short school day for the pupils. Ele- mentary school pupils will report at 9 a.m. and be dis- missed at.2 p.m. All junior and senior high school students be in classes from a.m. to 2 p.m. Regular day schedules will be resumed Tuesday. Monday also will be the first day of school for stu- dents elsewhere in this area except in Torrance, where schools will open Wednesday, and in Palos Verdes, where instruction began last Thursday. Downey, Norwalk and Bellflower will start classes Monday. Also headed back to school this week are cn- rollees in Long Beach City College, whose tuition-free courses are offered al 49 locations throughout the Unified School District. Classes begin Monday. Registration: for City College evening courses 1 through 99 will be held Monday and Tuesday from to 9.p.m. at the gymnasiums of the Business and Technology campus and the Liberal Arts campuses. Day and evening courses numbered 100 and over will meet in the class- rooms at the scheduled time to enroll students. Pupils who have not already enrolled for public schools should report to the school office half an hour ear- ly in order to complete enrollment 'and receive classroom assignments. Parents are urged to call the school nearest their home for information if they have any doubts about which school their child should attend. Registration carmot be completed until polio zation forms are filed for all new students. Parents enrolling boys and girls in kindergarten s.or first grade must provide an approved verification of the child's date of birth. Birth certificates, baptismal certifi- cates, passports, or notifications of birth registrations by city, county, or state health departments will be accepted. (Continued Page.A-6, Col. 6) Southland's OWN SUNDAY Newspaper INDEPENDENT WEATHER Cloudy with chance of showr crs tnnighl. Gusty winds at times tonight. High today 8Z. complete weather on Page A-2, Rhenes; HE 5-1161: Clashed No. HE 2-S959 LONG BEACH, CALIF. 90801, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1967 VOL. 17 4 180 PAG5S Done! if Action Line is your service, solving your problems, getting your answers, cutting red tape and standing up for .your rights. To gel action, write ACTION LINE, Box 230, Long Reach, Calif. or rfi'nl 432-345) between H o.m. arid J p.m., or 5 p.m. and ,9 p.m., Monday through Friday. Success for Shioban Q. I wonder if you can solve a problem which has been bothering me for a couple of years. On the cover of a weekly magazine for Nov. 7, 1965, there's a picture of a little girl who looks exactly like my child. I don't know the girl's name, but I wonder if you can find out where I can contract her parents KO we might be able to compare our girls as they grow up. Mrs. II.M.B., Long Beach. A. The little girl on the cover of Family Weekly now nine years old is Shioban 6'Sullivan, who came to the United States from Ireland when just three months .old. Photographer'Doris.Pinney, who took tha picture you -have to celebrate Cat Week, first saw Shioban when the Child's improverish mother brought .her to Mrs. Pinney's studio about eight years ago. "The child so beautiful 1 knew she'd be a photogenic infant Mrs. Pinney says. "As it turned out, Shioban also is bright and cooper- ative." Shioban and her large family live in New York, but all correspondence including personal letters, are handled the girl's' agency, Marge McDermit Enterprises, 215 E. 37th St., New York, N.Y. Clippings of Tragedy Q. Last, week, my three cousins were killed when drag racing autos ran them down on a street, in Abeline, Tex. I've been unable to find any details about the accident. Could Action Line get me newspaper clippings which might fill me in on what happened? Mrs. D., Long Beach. A. Yes. ACTION LINE talked with Richard Seaman, city editor of. the Abeline Reporter News, who'll send you copies of all available clips. Seaman says Abeline police haven't yet determined whether the two boys involved in the accident were drag racing, although they're being held on speeding charges. Firm, Gone., Trunk Remains Q. Some time ago, I bought an old trunk at a second hand store. It's made by the National Veneer Products Company, Mishawaka, Ind., and appears quite ancient, Is there any way to find out when it was made? G.E.J., Gar- den Grove. A. The old trunk has been around a long time at least 54 years, according to information from the Better Business Bureau for the, South Bend-Mishawaka area. Ar- nette Osmundson, a spokesman for the bureau, says Na- tional Veneer Products Company started in 1901 when a Mishawaka resident perfected a new water-proof glue. By 1913, the firm changed its name to Indestructo Trunk Company, and nine years later was absorbed into the Dodge Manufacturing Company. Even if Indestructo's bag- gage was sound, its offices were destroyed many years ago to make way for a huge electric power plant, Another Ring for Graduate Q. My daughter, who graduated from high school in 1950, has lost her graduation ring. Her one wish for Christmas is to get another one. Can you tell me where I can get one for her? H.G., Long Beach. A. Yes. ACTION LINE located the jewelry firm which will make your daughter's class ring. We'll contact you to make arrangement. Official Explains Clear Zone Q. Recently, I read a news item which said the Long Beach Airport is going to receive federal funds to strengthen and repair runways. The story also .mentioned the funds would be used to create a clear zone. Can you tell me if the creation of this zone will involve moving houses, or what? C.W.B., Long Beach. A, Nick Dallas, director of the Long Beach Depart- ment of Aeronautics, says the proposed clear zone is a small rectangle at the northwest end of the runway which will be clear of obstructions once it's pur- (Continued Page A-2, Col. 1) WHERE TO FIND IT REAGAN invites Rockefeller and Romney to San Fran- for a summit on 1968. Page A-3. THE .SUPERSONIC Fill, highly controversial airplane designed for use by all services, may make its appear- ance soon in Vietnam. Story Page B-9. AMERICAN LEAGUE raco remains bunched as White Sox lose, Red Sox, Twins and Tigers triumph. Story Pg. S-l. 1 Dead in 3-Car Collision One person died and three others were severely injured Saturday night in a flaming, three-car collision in SealBeach. Dead was Julte Glahn, 17, of K9I5 Stale St., Hnnl- Ingtnn Park. Her body was taken to Smith Mortuary in Hiintington Beach after she was pronounced dead at the scene, Seal Beach police said. Injured were Garry Nor- ris, 23, of Bellflower; Rob- ert Delo, 27, of Los An- geles; Elizabeth Martaro, 17, of 3147 Hill St., Hunt- ington Beach, and Gerturde Wheeler, no further identi- fication available. THE FIRST three named were listed in critical and serious condition at Long Beach Community Hospi- tal, according to a hospital spokesman, while the Wheeler, woman was in 'good condition at St. Mary's Hospital. Richard Morris, 20, nf Dumont Ave., Nor- walk, said he was south- bound in .the car driven by his cousin, Garry, when their auto was hit head-on. "This car jusl. started coming at us and then all hell broke the Nor- walk youth said. The accident scene was south of Seal Beach near the Surfside city limit. Four fire units combined with three Seal Beach police un- t its and three California Highway Patrol cars. LONG BEACH police re- sponded to a request from Seal Beach police by clos- ing off Pacific Coast High- way southbound at Second Street fnr 30 minutes. To the south, where no such action was taken, the CHP said traffic was backer! up to Newport Beach. Three other persons were reported killed in traffic Saturday, including two pedestrians and a motorcy- cle rider. They were: May Ellen Gardner, 70, of 12015 S. Acacia Ave., Hawthorne, struck down-as she crossed Los Alamitos Boulevard between Farqu- har and Howard avenues. She was struck down by a car driven by Alfred Her- man Fiechter, service per- sonnel attached to the Los Alamitos Naval Air Station. Joyce Swan, 40, of 14609 S. Aprilia Ave., Compton, killed as she crossed Rose- crans Boulevard, west of Central Avenue. She was hit by a car driven by Bal- zer Ward, 51.01 14381 Bora Dr., La Mirada. Charles G. Burns, 27, of 11609 E. 206th St., Lake- wood, who succumbed lo injuries suffered Sept. 2 when he fell off his motor- cycle as he rode along the San Gabrile Freeway. Amusements ......B1B-1I Combing .......Bl Bridge ..............W7 CUisMled ..........Cl-19 Death Notices ........C2 Editorials...........B2-3 Mwleand Arts...... .W8 OMIT..............S12 Islands Await Terrible Fury of Hurricane MISS AMERICA, blue-eyed, brown- haired Debra Dene Barnes, 19, of Kansas, was Saturday night ,jrv At: "la'htic NJ.'.The pert 5-fobt 9-ihch beauty, a Kansas State College junior who hopes to be- come a music teacher, is the second Miss Amer- ica from the Sunflower State in two years. Run- ners-up were Joan Stephanie Myers, 20, Miss Mississippi; Barbara Burk Baugh, 20, Miss Wis- consin; Marilyn Gail Cocozza, ID, Miss Rhode Island; and Dawn Cashwell, 22, Miss Florida. Rain, Heavy Surf Due in Southland Strong winds, accompa- nied by heavy surf and pos- sible rains, will hit the Southland today as (he van- guard of tropical storm Lily, the U.S. Weather Bur- eau says. The immediate Long Pair 'Bake' to Death in Their Home COLUMBUS, Ohio A couple apparantly baked to death in their home Sat- urday when a gas furnace malfunctioned and raised the interior temperature lo more than 125 degrees, po- lice said. The victims, John .Innes, 66, and his wife, Neome, 68, were discovered by patrol- men after a neighbor re- ported she could get no re- sponse to her knock. Patrolman Ross Radar said the walls and objects in the house were too hot to touch. Beach area will get gusty winds up to 30 miles an hour "with chance of show- ers" by tonight, the fore- caster said. Though he forecast a cloudy day, temperatures will still climb to 82 in Long Beach, compared with Saturday's 87 downtown and 91 at Long.Beach Air- port. Offshore, he said show- ers will probably be heavier and winds will rise to near 40 knots, creating heavy chop and swells. Din of Football Frenzy Sounds In case you hadn't no- ticed, the sounds of fall are in the air. The ripping of cleats into soft turf, the clash- hash of leather against flesh, the roar of the crowd football! It's all there in today's Football Special sporls sec- tion, with schedules and preseason analyses by the Independent, P r e s gram's on-the-field experts. Tune in. Storm Rips Along in Caribbean MIAMI Hurricane Beulah killed 15 persons on two Caribbean islands Sat- urday and thundered with 120-mile an hour winds to- ward a direct collision with the Dominican Republic. "The present and expect- ed track of the hurricane will take it to a direct strike into the eastern por- tions of the Dominican Re- public sometime thjs af- said an advisory, from the Weather Bureau at San Juan, Puerto Rico. Urging residents lo rush precautions for violent winds, heavy rains and high seas, the bureau said the hurricane probably would hit somewhere between the city of Barahona and the eastern .1 of the Dominican Republic. The storm, after killing 13 persons on the island of Martinique and two chil- dren on St. Vincent, was pounding along a serpen- tine trail through the Carib- bean which might take it dangerously close In the southwestern corner of Puerto Rico. THE HURRICANE was centered at latitude 16.1 north, longitude 65.7 west. This was 170 miles due south of the Puerto'Rican capital of San Juan and nearly miles from Florida. Maximum winds of 120 m.p.h. hammered around the center of the tightly- wound hurricane. A Navy hurricaane hunter pilot who penetrated the storm Saturday decided it was un- safe to enter the small eye (Conlinued Pg. A-7, Col 4) Quake in Sicily MESSINA, Sicily For the second time in three days an earth tremor Saturday sent shivers down the spines of Sicilians in this city that was flattened by an earthquake-59 years ago. JUDGE RULES SON OF KIRSCHKE MAY STAY AT DAD'S SIDE By MARY NEISWENDER T went y-lhree-year-o 1 d Doug Kirschke, who flew to the defense of his father af- ter the elder Kirschke was charged with the murrter'of his wife and her lover has been repaid, to a certain ex- tent, by his father. Suspended D e p. Dist. Atty, Jack Kirschke rallied Friday to his son's defense in a private session in Su- perior Court Judge Kath- leen Parker's chambers, and won. Doug, who in Ihe past four weeks has traded his summer tan for a court- room pallor, will be al- lowed to remain in the courtroom to hear all the details of how his mother, Elaine Terry Kirschke, and her lover, Orville W. (Bill) Drankhan, were murdered in the Kirschke Naples home. PROSECUTING attor- ney, Assistant Attorney General Albert Harris, who has watched the youth's ac- tivities in court and the jurors' reactions with apparent growing appre- Friday had had enough. Although Harris pre- viously had agreed to a de- fense motion excluding all witnesses to the trial ex- cept young Kirschke he changed his mind Friday. "I hats, to take back 'something, hut I will put it. very frankly. I am very concerned about Mr. Kirschke's son sitting up there as a kind of third leg of the defense." (The. youth for the past week has been sitting .be- hind his father at the bar and in front of the rail separating spectators and court participants.) AND ALTHOUGH de- fense attorney, Albert C. S. Ramsey, at once agreed with "I have no quarrel with Kirschke rupted him. Following a private huddle with hiij client, Ramsey changed his mind. "My client is emotionally upset about his son not being allowed to remain in the courtroom and nut of deference to him, we will withdraw the motion to r.lude his witnesses and let them all stay. "I think it's wrong.'-' Ramsey added, "but that is the thing we will do at this time. "It is the only relative he (Continued Pg. A-6, Col. 2) Radio-TV .........TVI-24 Real Estate ........Rl-lfl School Menus Ship Arrivals ........SI2 Sports'.............Sl-IO Travel ............WM1 Women's News ....WI-12 Week hi Review......C20 DEATH ON THE HIGHWAY: GRIM SCENE SHROUDED BY LIGHTS OF SNARLED CARS PtWtil A i Hughes Tells Plans for Vegas Jetport LAS VEGAS (UPI) Howard Hughes, the bil- lionaire industrialist who puts a premium on se- crecy, ended nearly two decades of silence Satur- day with a statement pre- dicting a space-age trans-- portation complex here tr> serve southern Nevada, Arizona and California. The 440-word state- ment, released by Robert A. Maheu, Hughes' chief executive officer of Ne- vada operations, ended months of speculation over what the magnate planned to do with land and gambling casinos he has acquired here this year. As envisioned by Hughes, the complex might feature supersonic jetliners hurtling between cities and across conti- nents, high-speed trains linking cities in three states and helicopters whisking passengers be- tween a hub airport here and the tops of buildings in far-flung cities. CENTRAL TO the con- cept of Hughes' plan was establishment of one ma- jor here would accommo- date travelers heading In nr from other cities and other airports. The carefully worded statement, on two neatly typed pages, was ad- dressed from the Desert Inn, one of two plush hotel casino properties Hughes has acquired this year on the Las Vegas Strip. The other purchase was the Sands Hotel. Recent newspaper ar- ticles have said Hughes was investing heavily in southern Nevada because he believed its future industrial growth would outstrip gambling as the backbone nf the local economy. y ON THE SST, Hughes said, "I see that a whole, new concept of airport versus city location may take place. For instance, (Continued Pg   

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