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   Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - May 18, 1959, Long Beach, California                               ith MALCOLM EPLEYJ QBVIOUSLY the new Long V Beach State College president is not a fellow fools around about things. 10 minutes of the arrival of a wire story from Sacramento telling of his ap- pointment, he had us on the long-distance line from catellp. "P.lease start my new home-town paper at he sajd. "PED UP with fund drives, as is just about every- Mrs. Donald Corey of 2527 'Yearling in Lakewood writes this dept. with a sug- gestion. Sh'e proposes that Long and Lakewood stage some! big community event a couple of times a year a community fair or exhibi- tion some kind with a donation to worthy local causes as the pjice of admis- sion.' j Make 'it big, and ask everybody to give generous- ly, she says, hoping that it would produce enough to make' house-to-house drives unnecessary. It. would take some real donations from a lot of peo- ple to do it. WITH SOME important is sues coming up in Con- gress and the Legislature, this ;seems a good time to re-run" our lisf'of names and addresses' of the men from this larea in those two Au- gustjbodies. .Before I do it just one word about letters to such people. They're a lot more effective if you make them your, own letters.. Missives thatjbear the evidence of a mass effort get rou tine Those that express the personal convic- tion though :'t h e y may not be written in fancy meag'more to a politician. Ordinarily, letters that carry'political threats aren'i very! effective. Public offici als worth their salt don'1 scare'easily. But they are impressed and influenced by sincere expressions am well-documented arguments They're usually glad to hea: from their constituents. LABOR CONDITIONS CITED Urge British to Boycott Port The British automobile in- dustry has been urged to boy- cott Long Beach and Los An- geles harbors in shipments of cars because of "shocking" labor conditions in the local ports. Lyle Shipping Co. of Glas- ;ow urged the action in a efter to the shipping secre- :ary of the Society of Motor Manufacturers Traders Ltd., London, according to United Press International. The letter stated in part: "We wish to bring to your notice officially the shocking conditions which are at pres- ent hampering all shipowners trading with the port (Long Beach-Los Angeles) and we wonder if it would be pos- sible for the motor car manu- facturers to exclude that port entirely when arranging their shipments to the U.S. north Pacific Coast." The Lyle company's letter quoted from a report of- April 18 by the master of one of its ships, the Cape Hawke. The master was quoted as saying that he had his crew remove lashings from cars on his ship just before arrival here to save time in unload- ing and also to save the rope for future use. He reported that on arrival he was informed by long shoremen they would "not tolerate" lashings being re- moved by the crew. He said they threatened to "charge the ship The captain termed then had the crew put the ly lashings back on the cars. The captain's report con- tinued: "But when the long- shoremen did come aboard, they just slashed the lashings Commiss: with knives, thus' making them useless for future Japanese shipping recently moved to boycott Angeles harbors .because of what they unnecessary and cost- delays in handling cargoes. The Japanese consul in Los Angeles last week lodged a formal complaint with the Los Angeles Board of Harbor lioners. Council Refuses to Revise Move for New City Charter MISS SEAL BEACH Auburn-haired Vici Larrain, 17, a junior at Hunt- ington, Beach High School, tries on crown after her selection Saturday night as the Sea! Beach representative in the Orange County Fair beauty contest. The girl won over 11 other Photo.) Southland'f Until Evening Nncipaper MONDAY, MAY 18, B Exchange Clubs Cite 12 Pupils Wednesday Twelve Long Beach high school seniors will be hon- ored for scholarship, citizenship and school service by the Exchange Club at a luncheon Wednesday in the Lafayette. Hotel. Trophies will be awarded to the students elected as out- standing boy and girl in each of the six Long Beach high schools. Selection of the winners was made by Exchange Club members with the cooperation of 'school counselors on the basis -of scholastic record, sports, club and other extra- curricular- activity, and essay on the meaning of demccnVcy. WINNERS NAMED by the judges are listed as the out- standing boy and outstanding respectively, in each school: Millikan, High, Verryl V. 'osnight, Mary Jane Brad- John Poly dock; Wilson High, Penny 'Bryant: CUT1OUT this list and save it: California U.S. Senators: Thomas Kuchel and Clair Engle, both addressed at Senate Office Bldg., Wash- ington, D.C. Congress, 18th District (Long Peach, Signal Hill and Craig Hosmer, House Office Building, Washington, D.C. Congress, 23rd District (Compton, Bellflower, South Gate; Clyde Doyle, address same. Congress, 17th District (San Pedro, Wilmington, Cecil King, same. Congress, 28th District (Orange County, small por- tion of San James B. Utt, same. State Dis- Richard Richards, State Capitol, Sac- ramento. State Senator, 35th Dis- trict John Murdy, same. Assemblyman, 44th D i s trict (west side Joseph Kennick, State Capitol, Sac- ramento. Assemblyman, 70th D i s trict .side Lake- Signal William S. Grant, same. Assemblyman, 6fith D i s 'trict'. (San Pedro, Wilming- Vincent Thomas, same. Assemblyman, 69th D i s Irict; (Compton, Bellflower, Carley V. Porter, same. Assemblyman, 75th D i s trict (western Orange Richard Hanna, same. Assemblyman, 74th D i s trict (Orange Co. central and Bruce Sumner, same. Fishing Boat Hits Reef; 21 Climb Cliff Twenty-one fishermen orrried a human chain to es- cape from a 42-foot fishing >oat that struck a reef off Pt. Fermin and was driven onto he rocky coast .by a surging surf Sunday. Passengers aboard the boat Ikaal clambered over the of the San Pedro fishing ves sel, waded through waist-deep surf and scaled a 40-foot cliff :o reach safety. Skipper Manfred Williams of 5861 Cardale St., Lake- vood, said the Skaal. was headed for San Pedro when she hit a submerged rock about 100 yards offshore iwells freed the cripplec craft, but carried her agrounc near Pt. Fermin. IT WAS the second major offshore accident of the day The 45-foot vessel Whirl wind capsized about six miles off Long Beach shortly after ler six passengers, all un dentified, rowed away from her in a skiff. They were picked up min utes later by the racing sail joat, Sirius, and taken, to California Yacht Anchorage. rligh, .Jan Dash, Jan Van De Water; Lakewood High, C. 3atrick Ruth Zakem; Jordan- High, James Milhorn, Jeannie Biggerstaff; St. Anthony's High, Thomas H. Falconer, Mary Jay Gish. 'All the local nominees are entered in thfc State Exchange Club's competition for the title of Outstanding Boy and Girl of California. Winners of :his judging will receive scholarship awards at the club's state convention June 25 in Santa Rosa. Chairman of the local club's awards committee is Howard Shelton. President John Osier will present the awards. Unit Says Demand Not Seen City councilmen refused today to revive a long-dor- mant move for a complete new charter. Meeting as a charter amendment committee, they voted 5-2 to "make no effort for a new charter at this time." What the meant was a subject of some dispute among Council members. The apparent consensus was that streamlining, clarification and amendments are in order, but that demand for an entire new charter has not crystallized. Except for city officials only six persons attended to- day's meeting. THE TWO negative votes were cast by Councilmen Charles M. Garrison and gil H. Spongberg. Garrison argued for con- sideration of his own proposal to substitute a mayor-Council orm of government for the Council-manager form. He op- posed the No. 1 item on the agenda, a Civic League rec- ommendation that a new charter be' written to strengthen the Council-man- ager system. Spongberg, committee chair- man, said he regarded the majority action as "a delay- ng move." "I TH1ISK we should decide one way or he said. He added that he is satisfied with the Council manager system. Mayor Raymond C. Kealer said he favors reviving the whole question at an early date. Councilmen William T THE PILOT WALKED AWAY Lt. Cmdr. Franklin G. Ray, 34, walked away unassisted from foam-covered wreckage of this Cougar jet fighter plane that crash-landed in flames in a grain field outside Los Alamitos Naval Air Station Sunday. Cmdr. Ray, a reserve pilot who lives at 11246 Rosecrans Ave., Norwalk, suffered minor injuries. His plane flamed out and ripped through fence at south approach to the air Photo.) Bride, 70. Hit by Mate, Skull Broken Dalessi and Lewis D. Reese were absent. Mrs. Harry Serex Elected Treasurer Mrs. Harry Serex of Long Beach was elected treasurer of the Woman's Society o Christian Service of the Southern California Arizona Conference of the Methodist Church at the annual meeting in Hollywood Friday. Mrs. C A. Wright of Long Beach was Her skull fractured by a named Children's Work de rolling-pin beating Sunday, a 70-year-old bride of three months was in "improved" condition today at Seaside Hospital. The woman's 74 year old husband, William J. Simpson, told police his wife, Ethel, had accused him of flirting with younger women. Simpson, resident of a ho- tel at 330 W. Ocean Blvd., was jailed for assault with a deadly weapon and felony wife-beating. DURING THE flirtation ar- secfetary. Mrs Mrs. Green Rite Held af Piedmont Funeral service for Mrs. Robert Clarke Green, a daugh- er of Mrs. Fred Hathaway Bixby and her late husband, was conducted today at Pied- mont. Mrs. Green, the former Deborah Bixby, was born in 1904 at Rancho Los Alamitos. She and her husband, whom she wed in 1929, lived in Oak- and. MRS. GREEN was active in numerous civic groups anc was an instructor of advancet first aid. Survivors include the hus band; four children, Robert Deborah, John and Mrs. Judith Grieen Kelly; two sisters, Mrs Preston Hotchkis and Mrs. Ed gar L. Janeway, and a brother Fred H. Bixby Jr. Friends desiring to pay tribute to her memory an asked to contribute to thi American Cancer Fund. Odd Fellows Open 6-Day Parley The I07th annual Odd Fellows' Grand Lodge of California and 69th Rebekah Assembly of California opened a six-day meeting here Sunday. Royal Arch Masons Leader Sets Visit Harry Sones, grand high priest in California for Roya Arch Masons, will -visit the Long Beach Searchlight Chap ter, 1630 E. Anaheim St., at More than members of the- two organizations are expected to attend. Registration at the Lafa- yette Hotel, convention head- quarters, continued through- out the day. ONLY EVENT Sunday was a testimonial banquet, honor- ing Sovereign Grand Warden, Gene J. Bianchi, of Oakdale. Bianchi will assume the group's international leader- ship in 1960. Today's events will include a Mardi Gras street parade and celebration with an in- ternational theme at p.m Floats, decorated cars, bands and marching units from throughout the state will par- ticipate. The parade will assemble al Orange Ave. and Ocean Blvd., proceed west on Ocean Blvd. to Pine Ave. and then to the Municipal Auditorium. Business sessions for the Grand Lodge will be helc daily through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. DONALD R. SMITH 'oungest.Grand Master in the of the order, will pre- ide over the business ses- iions. David Croan is conven- ion committee chairman. Governors of California, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii will be honored guests at a Governors' Banquet and Salt Tuesday. Master of cere- monies will be Goodwin {night, former governor 01 California. The public is invited to the banquet at 6 p.m. Tuesday according to Joseph Sousa banquet chairman..Tickets are available at 830 Chester Ave attacked Simpson gument, his wife him with 'a knife, told police. In taking it from her, he gashed her arm. Then he got the rolling pin to protect himself, he added. Hotel employes summoned police and a physician. NEW ONES IN USE Sfotted-Type Phone Bills Discontinued Long Beach exchange telephone subscribers are not going to get slotted-card bills as in the past. They'll be billed, of course, but starting this month, according to C. W. Duncan, commercial superintendent for General Telephone Co., the bill will be "similar in ap- pearance to a bank statement." The new type of. bill results from a conversion to a new type of customer billing procedures. Charles Trowdridge of Pasa dena was installed as presi ODD FELLOWS HONOR SOVEREIGN GRAND WARDEN BIANCHI (C) Grand Master Smith David Croan Are Greeters Hospitalized in Head-on 3-Car Collision HUNTINGTON BEACH A head-on, three-car crash a 1st St. and Ocean Front a 11 p.m. Sunday sent five per sons to Hogue Hospital, New port Beach. Included were four Long Beach.residents, mostly suf fering cuts and bruises. The injured were: Kenneth Coons, 28, of Rose mead; Larry Bright, 20, o 1466 Obispo Ave.; Geral Runswick, 20, of 6729 Ori zaba Ave.; Edward Houtz, 18 of 2440 Ostrom Ave., an< Mike Lenahan, 18, of 4100 E Ocean Ave. Auto Union Votes 'No' on Buildings With approximately 250 of United Auto Workers Local 48's members in.at- endance', unionists Sunday ejected a proposal to con- truct a Union Serv- ce- Center. Unionists were called to a special mass meeting in Vet- erans Memorial Stadium Sun- day to vote on the proposal. The proposal called for a auditorium and an of- 'ice building to be con- structed at Lakewood Blvd. and Rose Ave. Local president Dale Smith said he "could not say at this irne whether the matter would be' again brought Number of "yes" and "no" votes was not announced. Mariner Alums Invited to Show All former members of Mariner Ship O'Brien are in- vited to a public movie-slide show at p.m. Wednes- day at Elks Hall, 19 Cedar Ave. .Movies and slides will show the Mariner Scouts at Cata-. lina, Yo Semite and other camps, participating in the annual Gam and canoeing down the Colorado River. Amission will be by dona- tion. Money collected will help finance attendance by two girls to the national Scout roundup in Colorado Springs in July. Refreshments will be served. Brenda Smith Wins L B. String Contest Pepperdine College freshman Brenda Lee Smith, 18, graduate of Polytechnic High School, Sunday won the Congress of Strings contest in Long Beach. Miss Smith, daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Herman Smith, 1710 Carson St., is a violinist. She is a' student of Gordon Groves Jr. Gary' Robinson, violinist, won second place. The scholarship is sponsored in Long Beach by the American Federation of Musicians, Local 353. UNDER THE program the winners of local contests, sponsored by the AFM, are given an eight-week period of private and ensemble study with great artists-teachers in a work shop June 35-Aug. 8 in cooperation with the Green- leaf Lake. Festival of Tulsa, Okla. The program is jointly- sponsored by a group of fi- nancial and industrial leaders of Oklahoma. Contest judges were Fred Ohlendorf, acting superintend- ent Long Beach Unified School District; Nicolas' Fur- janick, associate conductor, Long Beach Symphony Or- chestra, and Herbert Burger, music teacher, Stanford Jun- ior High School.   

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