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Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - August 8, 1967, Long Beach, California TEAMSTERS CLAIM OFFICERS ANGRY Ask Probe of L.B. Police Morale By DON BRACKENBURY A spokesman for the Teamsters union asserted today that there is "frus- (ration, anger and distrust" on the part of Long Beach police officers toward the City Council and Cily Ad- ministration. James Peckl p ii b I i c re- I a t o n s director for Team- sters Local 572, called on ihe council to: special committee t o investigate the "grave m o r a le prob; Jem" in the Long Beach Po- lice Department. 2. Direct appropriate city officials and agencies to "forwith" make them- selves available to meet w it h properly designated officers and committees of the''Long Beach Police Of- ficers Association lo "listen in good faith to their yriev- a n c e s and seek all rea- sonable means to correct them." Mayor Edwin W. Wade, said however, that such a committee already has been o r m e d and that discus- sions on such m a 11 e r s as' employe retirement ben-, efils arc being held with various city employe groups. P e c Ii also submitted a petition, signed by 377 members of the Long Beach P.oli'ce Department, an- nouncing that they support Association President Rob- ert C. Johnson and "resent" the "chastizement" of John- son when he appeared be- fore the Council during sal- ary hearings July 10. f j e THE COUNCIL referred Peck's-communications and petition to the city-man- ager's 'office for inclusion "in- the study now under and Mayor Wade commented to Peck that "we are not taking state- ment lightly." City Anti-Noise Ordinance Muffled, Shelved by Council Just how much noise is too much? The City Council's ordi- nance committee couldn't come up with an answer Monday, so they shelved, at least temporarily, plans to establish a noise-control or- dinance. The action came on mo- tion of Councilman Emmet M. Sullivan, who also was critical of the city a ttor- ney's office for not submit- ting a recommendation on an anti-noise ordinance. Assistant City Manager R o b e r t C. Creighton told the committee the city at- torney and clly prosecutor Ii a v e questioned whether an ordinance based on deci- bel standards would he en- forceable. Such an ordinance, which would specify the permissi-. 'Serenade' Slated in Park Tonight The summer's second Starlight Serenade will'start at 8 tonight in Recreation Park. Gypsy violinist Shony Alex Braun will be featured so- loist in the concert. He will play traditional and contempo- rary music, including several of his own compositions, on 3 237-year old violin that is valued at Robert Cole will conduct the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, opening the program with Rimsky-Korsakov's "Capriccio Espagnol." The Starlight Serenades will close Aug. 22 when Mar- ni Nixon sings and Ernest Gold conducts the orchestra. BEACB COMBING MALCOLM EPLE Y seems to rate as the most fantastic lost item recovery of the year concerns pair of glass- es wh i c h Joe Poppler, 14, found at a campsite on Poo- pout Hill near Barton Flats last weekend. Joe and his father, Phil, and Fred Nelson and his son, camped at this spot last New Year's Eve. They were in the snow and some- how young Joe lost his specs. A thorough search failed to turn them up. Last weekend, the same party went into the area to climb Mt. San Gorgonio. On ihe return Joe, taking a long chance, decided to look around Ihe old camp- site. Sure enough, with the snow gone, he found them. It had been over seven months. It w a s especially lucky because Joe had just re- cently lost the replacement glasses and was scheduled to go in for a third pair. Fa- t h e r Phil (L.B. attorney) was so pleased at this little saving he bought Joe a big steak 'dinner at Angeles Camp on the way home. SOMETIMES it seems as if the Internal' Reve- nue Service just likes to scare people. A Long Beach woman of m y acquaintance trembled with apprehension when she found in her mailbox an envelope from the In April she had made what she believed was an honest but one never knows. The letter inside in- f jo r in e d her that her 1966 income tax payment was 69 cents short. They had disal- lowed a deduction item. 1 Reading further, she was informed that if a tax defi- ciency is less than not to remit! She has no idea why the IRS went to the trouble and expense of telling her about it. 'A WHILE back men' tioned here that any. number of younger people (and some not so young) had never ridden a train and probably never would. Since then I've learned that some parents are tak- ing care of this little experi- e n c e deficiency by giving their youngsters trips on the Santa Fe to San Diego. It's a relatively short and inexpensive r u n, timing is convenient, and it's a real train. I'm not on Santa Fe's payroll, but 1 also might mention that it's possible to go to the Del Mar races on this line. One gang of Arle- sia service clubbers recent- ly went this route and had a great time. In this case, there wasn't a first-time train-rider in the outfit. COUPLE of L.13. men are members of a group of nine which has made a rather glamorous land purchase in Oregon. They've acquired the 101- a c re headquarters area of the Klamath Indian Reser- vation in south central Ore- gon, long identified as "Klamath Agency." LeRoy Zingler, .a public relations man, and Jack Reynolds, who is in chemi- cal products, are the locals involved in this unique ven- ture. Krank Faux of Garden Grove is also in the group. F a m i I i a r to me as the back of my hand (I'm from up that way, y'know) Kla- math Agency is a parklike area studded with tall pines, adjacent t o Agency Lake and the beautiful Wood River Valley. The land went on the market when the reservation was liquidated. The new owners are de- veloping it as a sportsmen's center. It's in bird and deer hunting country and fishing in the area is being boosted by t h e installation of fish ladders on power dams on the Klamath River in Northern California. That will let steelhead come up the river and into the lakes. They don't have to have the steelhead, though. A while back a fellow caught a 28-pound rainbow in Agency Lake. Does that stir something deep in you fish: ermen? ble decibel readings at the property line, have been recommended b y Superin- tendent of Building Edward M. O'Connor. What appeared to irritate Sullivan was a somewhat facetious comment by Dep- uty City Attorney Edward T. Bennett that the a 11 o i ney's office had no report because i t "doesn't know how noisy or how quiet you want the city." Although Bennett ex- plained he meant that the attorney's office had no standards on which to draft a noise-limiting ordinance, Sullivan asserted: "The city attorney's of- fice just throws up it hands and says it can't do any- thing about it. I don't think they're very interested in it." COUNCILMAN R. E. (Pat) C o r b e 11 said he be- lieves that any firm being established in an industrial zone which backs up to a residential area should be required to soundproof its buildings before being per- mitted to opevaie. But as for present pro- posal, Sullivan moved lo and file' the report on grounds the committee is "getting nowhere witJ: it." Child That Toppled Into Pool Dies A 2-yeai-old Westmin- ster boy died Monday at p.m., 12 hours after he was pulled unconscious from the bottom of a swim- ming pool at the apartment complex in which he lived. Westminster police said Richard K i s e r, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kiser, who lived in an apartment at 8036 Worthy Drive, had been riding his tricycle near the pool when he fell. The child was pulled from the water by another tenant, Tim Verville, 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis R. Verville. The apartment manager, Donna French, told police the boy had stopped breath- ing when he was pulled from the water. She applied artificial res- piration until a fire depart- ment rescue unit arrived and transported the victim to Westminster Community Eye Transplant to Woman From Accident Victim An Anaheim engineering firm accountant, Miss Carol Haney, 33, was reported in good condition today after a successful coronea trans- plant into hsr left eye. The cornea was obtained from the body of Michelle Carlson, 17, of 7352 Aspen Circle, La Palma, who was killed in a Buena Park traf- f i c accident Monday. The victim was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orin Carl- son. The Carlson's gave the Orange County Medical Center permission f.o r the transplant to a s s i s t Miss Haney in regaining the sight of eye. The center reported operation took three hours. Peck said he appeared before the council at the re- quest of the Police. Officers Association but said the Teamsters were not seek- ing, to represent police of- ficers. "To the bes t o f my knowledge, not one Long Beach police o f.f i c e r is -a member'of the Teamsters Peck said. "Teamster policy does not contemplate opening its membership to Long Beach police officers at any time in the future. He said, however, thai "in the 'presnet climate of frustration, anger and dis- trust that envelopes the rank and file of your 600- man police it was felt that someone oul- s i d e the department "can more safely speak in behalf of its members. PECK ASSERTED that a Long Beach patrolman with seven or eight years of service could go to work for l.os Angeles Police Depart- ment and, although he would initially lose about a month, within three years would be draw- ing more than if he stayed with Long Beach. He said also that the city provides police officers with only life insur- ance but City Manager John-R. Manseil said this is incorrect. A patrolman ini- t i a 11 y has in life insurance and this climbs to at the fifth salary step, Manseil said. The city manager said also his o'fficc has been meeting with various city employe groups, such as the e m b e r Long Beach City Employes As- s o c i a t i on regarding im- provement of the Re- tirement program. "There is not a man on this council or in the city manager's office w h o op- poses a sound retirement system, not only for the po- lice, but for firemen and all other city Man- sell said. PRESS-TELEGRAM TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, B, PAGE B-l Paramount Tot, La Palma Teener Killed in Traffic A Paramount child and a 17-year-old La Palma girl were killed in separate traf- fic accidents Monday. Philicia Bylsrha, 19- month-oid daughter of John and Frances Blysma, 7210 THE 'KILLER' He's Whale of Friend to Dolphins Marineland of the Pacific reported Monday its new killer whale is getting along just fine with his new friends three 105-pound dolphins. The 14-foot whale named Orky was caught last week in British Colum- bia and flown to Los An- geles. Marineland curators said Orky, a close relative of the dolphin, "needed compan- ionship in his new home." O r k y 's name is derived from the scientific name for the killer whale species Orcinus Orca. 0 i THE DOLPHINS, were put in Orky's lon tank Sunday and got along so well with the whale that they began eat- ing within 20 minutes, then did some of their tail-walk- ing and formation jumping. The three dolphins re- ceived their training from members o f Marineland's Explorer Scout troop only one of its kind in the nation which is studying oceanography and marine mammalogy under Marine- land staff supervision. Gunmen Slug, Rob Attendant al Oil Station .A Harbor City service station employe was slugged and robbed of his wallet and from the station cash box today, po- lice reported. Lloyd W. Ingledue, 50, an attendant at the Phillips 66 Service Station at Norman- die Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway called po- lice at about a.m. af- ter he regained con- sciousness. Ingledue told Harbor Di- vision officers one of the men carried a double-bar- reled shotgun and the other a pistol. After forcing him lo lie face down on the floor of the office, Ingledue said, the bandits took his wallet then slugged him on the Richfield Si., was dead on arrival at Physicians and Surgeons Hospital, Comp- ton, about p.m. Lakewood sheriff's depu- ties said the youngster was crushed in the driveway of the apartment building by an automobile backing out of the garage. THE DRIVER, Susanne Marie Faddoul, 18, also a tenant of the building, told deputies she did not see the. child when she entered her car. She was not held. The La Palma girl, Michelle Carlson o f 7352 Aspen Circle, was dead on arrival at Beach Communi- ty Hospital, B u e n a Park, following an a.m. acci- dent. She was the daughter of Orren Carlson, a retired cap- tain of the Downey Fire De- partment. Buena Park police said the girl was avpassenger in a car driven by Robert Ken- nedy, 18, of 11612 Gettys- burg Dr., Norwalk. THE car and another auto collided at the intersection of Orange- thorpe Avenue and Valley View Boulevard. The driver of the second car, Walter Payton; 42, of 1132 I'aradise Ave., Ana- heim, was m a k i rig a left turn on to Orangethorpe when the accident oc- curred. Both Kennedy and Pay- ton suffered minor injuries. THREE PRETTY KITTENS who entertained U.S. troops in South Vietnam- for four months are back in Southland, holding Vietnamese made guitars-, and souvenirs. Girls are (from left) Dianne Rcavcloii, Bobbi Pettit, Terri Evans. Bobbi, from L.B., is Wilson High gracl. -5I.H TOM SMAW BACK FROM 4-MONTH TRIP Musical 'Kittens' Cheered GIs on Viet Concert Tour By DAVID SHAW Bobbi Pettit came home to Long Beach to visit hei1 parents Monday, wearing a multicolored mini muu'muu that must have been de- signed by Andy Warhol on a bad trip. That was a souvenir of Hawaii. Bobbi was also wearing an Army fatigue jacket and a black beret. She was car- rying a guitar that looked like the deformed offspring of a marriage b e t w e e n a palm frond and a power transformer. THOSE WERE souvenirs of South Vietnam. Bobbi. 21, of 7124 Pic- iii i u in St., is one of the Pretty Kittens a group of four young girls who sung, danced, played and told jokes for U.S. service- men in Vietnam during the last four months. They volunteered for the Army-sponsored trip, -Bobbi said, "because we wanted lo meet a lot of foreign peo-' pie." "And because we wanted to cheer up our s e r v i c e- chimed in the pret- tiest of the. k i 11 e n s, brii- n e 11 e Terri Evans, 22, of North Hollywood. Bobbi, Terri and Dianne Rea rdon, 24, of 14883 S. Van Ness Ave., Hew into Los Angeles from Saigon (via Tokyo and Hon-- Man Halts Car Thief, Bowled Over by Auto A 36-year-old Paramount man was struck and crili- ca I ly injured today while pursuing a car he believed was being stolen from a rcl- alive, Lukewood deputies reported. Earl Joseph Dabbs, 15741 Virginia Ave., was taken to Los Angeles County Gener- al Hospital with head and internal injuries. Deputies said the man he pursued is being sought for assault with a deadly weapon. Dabbs and his stepson, Judson McCleoud Jr., 31, of the Virginia Avenue ad- dress, told deputies a wo- rn a n relative was visiting about a.m. when they heard her car roar off. The men pursued the auto and stopped it about two blocks away. The driv- er, about 25. years old, said he was repossessing, the car, but r e f u s e d to show identification, the two men told deputies. The man then drove off, hitting Dabbs and hurling him 20 feet. Bandits, Officers Spot Each Other; 2 Held After Chase Bandits and patroling po- officers spotted each other almost simultaneous- ly at a Torrance market to- day, setting off a brief high speed chase that led to the capture of two men. One of the men was cap- lured after two Torrance officers fired shots, and the second suspect was arrest- ed after he entered a home near the .market and called police to report a stolen car. Police said between S500 and was stolen dur- ing the a.m. robbery of Belter Foods, Inc., market, 16920 Praire Ave. The mpn- e y, stuffed in a shopping bag, later was recovered. BOOKED FOR armed robbery were Gerald Lee Neese, .25, an unemployed tile setter from Ontario, and William Walker Herndon, 30, of 2261 W. Williams St. Neese also was booked for possession of narcotics. Police said three men, one masked and one with a .22-caliber pistol, held two employes and two custom- ers at gunpoint while de- manding the m o n e y. One bandit was wearing a trans- lucent costume mask which gave him the appearance of an older man with graying hair at the temples. T h c bandits noticed the patroling police car just as they were leaving. Veteran officer Paul Lembke with Nolan Dane, a member of the force for just 15 days, at the same time realized a robbery was in progress. tf f.- WITHIN seconds, the of- ficers received a call on their radio reporting the holdup of the mai-ket. One of the holdup victims man- aged to reach the telephone as the bandits fled. The bandits, officers said leaped in a car and raced away. After a brief, high-speed, zig zag chase, the car smashed into a curb at 178th Street and Glen- bum Avenue. The men fled on fool. Other Torrance police units converged-on the area and after a search officers spotted the man later iden- i i f i e d as Neese. Officer Robert Holmes and Lembke both fired shots to halt tlie fleeing man. He 1101 wounded. MOMENTS later officers found a market basket in the yard be i we en two houses a few blocks from the market. The shopping bag containing the money was found in the cart. Officers said Herndon had entered the house in the rear where the cart was found and had called Tor- rance p o 1 i c e to report his car matching the descrip- tion of the one the bandits used had been stolen. The robbery victims, however, said they r c c o g- nized H e r n d o n- who had whipped off the mask when he spotted the police offi- cers. The mask was found in the smashed car, police said. olulu) Monday. The fourth kitten Suzy Carlin, 21, of Bakersfield left Vietnam early to meet a prior com- mitment in Canada. "Is she playing up the girls were asked at the airport. "Yes, she's p I a y i n g playing b r i d g laughed Dianne, a slender redhead who seems the leader of the. group. "She loves bridge, and she's in a tournament up there." Pretty with Bobbi on guitar, Terri on bass, Dianne on drums' and Suzy on flute and saxo- phone played 150 con- certs (more than one a day) in Vietnam. THEY" PLAYED in tents, officers clubs and on the backs of truck s. They played for audiences as large as and as smajF as 15. They played three-7 hour concerts and they played 15-minute concerts.: "One of the 15-minute ones was a real Terri said. "It was in Cu Chi; The guys had to move out at .6 a.m., and we started ing at They didn't want to leave." w H EN THE KITTEN'S I e f t Cu Chi by Ihey looked down and saw.' their with buK lets kicking up dirt all around them. "We played one place where fighting was going on outside the Bobbi said. Were they frightened? "Only the r'i rs t Terri said. "We were ing in an officers V i n h Long, and the big guns started going off. We ran from the stage and hid in the bunkers, but nothing happened." On another occasion, the girls were flying near Cam Ranh Bay when the landing gear on their plane failed. They had to crash land. Crash landings and bullet- riddled concerts were quite a change for the Kittens af- ter a year and a half, of playing bars and discot- heques from San Francisco to San Diego and from Tu- lare to Tennessc. But they adjusted quick- ly and happily. "W e 'v e played for wild crowds in plenty of the- Sunset Strip places like Gazzari's and the Haunted J> House but we couldn't believe those GI's. Theyc j a m.m e d every place played and screamed shouted and sang along arid. c I a p p e d and came up'oij: stage to dance when we asked Dianne y ON E COMPANY WAS p> appreciative, i ts master gave the Army fatigues to wear "Many of the (Continued Page COL' 1) ;