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Long Beach Independent (Newspaper) - May 2, 1949, Long Beach, California
Bookie Bill Author CHARGES CALIFORNIA PARTNER IN CRIME' Z Killed In L B. Accidents A man, 58, and a boy, 6, both pedestrians, were killed in traffic accidents Sunday. The fatalities brought the total number of deaths for 1949 to 13. Ervin R. Helt, 58, 19 W. Pleas- ant St., died at 3 a. m. from in- juries received at a. m. when he was struck by a car driven by Richard Gertie, South Gate, at 52nd and Long Beach Blvd. The second death occurred less than 12 hours later at a. m. when Gordon Masao Nonoshita, 6, of 490 Truman Boyd Manor, was hit at Saratoga Dr. and Essex Rd. by a car driven by Yoshio R. Aki- yama, 19, of 945 Truman Boyd Manor. Also involved in the crash was a bicyclist, Phil G. Downey, 8, of 105 Truman Boyd Manor. He is re- covering in Seaside Hospital. Police said young'Nonoshita was hit when he ventured out on Sara- toga from behind parked cars. He was killed instantly. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Kyoji Nonoshita. The boy's body was taken to Patterson Snively Mortuary. Services will be announced. Services for Helt, whose body was taken to Dilday Mortuary, are pending. He was a resident here five years. Surviving are his widow, Merle daughters, Elma Mae Miller anc 'Avis Jean Helt, both Long Beach; sons, Clarence, Ralph, Darrell, anc Ervin Dean, all Long Beach- brother. Clifton D. Helt, Great (Continued on Page 2) LONG BEACH INDEPENDENT Police Hunt Cause Of Hayride Smashup HOLLYWOOD (INS. Police Sunday were 'investigating the cause of an early morning colli- sion between a hay wagon carry- Ing UCLA students and an auto- mobile which Injured 11 persons. Hayriders were injured when the frightened team of horses drawing the vehicle bolted fol- lowing the collision and crashed into a barbed wire fence. Thousands at L. A. May Day Rite LOS ANGELES Thou sands of Catholics and members o other faiths jammed Los Angele Coliseum Sunday in an impressiv May Day demonstration, the sec ond annual Mary's Hour program sponsored by the Los Angele diocese. Prayers for peace and for thi Russian people to remove thi Communist taint of May Day wer offered. Besides the laity, priests am nuns by the hundreds left the! churches and convents to tak part in the mass tribute to th Virgin Mary. MONI Long Beach, Calif., Monday Morning, May 2, 1949 5 Cents tAlCHANG j VWOOSUNG WUHSfNG t PINGWANG O WUKIANG SHANGHAI ENDANGERED BY REDS guerrillas are unofficially reported to have driven into Kashing (1) and cut the rail line from Shanghai to Hangchow. Wukiang (2) and Techin (3) were abandoned to Reds, as was Hangchow Capture of these towns by Reds complete a steel ring that cuts Shanghai (5) from South China. To the north, Quin- san anchor in the Shanghai defense line, was reported captured. Meanwhile, mounting unrest and outbreaks of violence were reported in Shanghai as Communists closed their trap on the city. Story on Page 2.