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Vol. 88 Number 221 POMONA, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1971 Price 1#c Per Copy Carrier-Delivered U s e Per Mont* 7 Sections 56 Paget

Free Aid Agreement " y # X # f # ' tF" m Red China, N. Korea K ille d OS 1,2 8 5-Foot Sign Military Pact Televisio Tower Foils H O N G K 0 N G On the eve of the sienins of thrpat tn Knren m W M m m m m w W ^^000 m m m m H O N G K O N G (UPI)—Communist China to­ day announced the signing of agreem ent to provide North Korea with free m ilitary aid. The New China News Agen­ cy (NCNA) said the agree­ ment was signed in Peking Tuesday by Huang Yung- sheng, chief of the general staff of the Chinese armed forces, and Gen. U Jin 0, his Korean counterpart. No details of the aid agree­ ment were disclosed in the announcement broadcast by NCNA. The agreem ent was signed at the end of a visit to China by a North Korean military delegation headed by the North Korean general. After the signing ceremony, which was attended by Pre­ m ier Chou En-lai, the North Korean delegation left by air for Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea. North and South Korea recently made preliminary face-to-face contacts through Red Cross official's designed to reunite about 10 million fa­ milies which were separated w ar 10 years ago. North Korea has called for reunifi­ cation of tire two nations.

Overnight Low

Sets Record

This morning’s low tem ­ perature of 70 degrees was the w arm est ever recorded for the date at the Pomona National W eather Service. It knocked down a previous record of 69 degrees set Sept. 8, 1958. Tonight’s lows will be in the high 60s. The weatherman said Po­ mona Valley residents may expect the warm weather to continue through the wee­ kend. Today’s high will reach 98 degrees. The high tem pera­ ture Tuesday was 97 degrees. A high pressure system along the coast has brought t h e warming trend, the weatherman said.


Mostly sunny and continued quite warm through Thurs­ day. Clear nights. High today, 98; low tonight, 68; Thurs­ day’s high, 95. The high Tues­ day was 97; low this morning, 70.

Smog Forecast

The maximum ozone level in the air will be .30 parts per million in the Pomona Valley Thursday. There will be mod­ erate eye irritation. Visibility will be four to six miles. The high ozone reading Tuesday was .27 ppm.

On the eve of the signing of the aid agreem ent, Kuang hosted a banquet for the North Korean m ilitary leaders. “The peoples of our two countries,” Huang said, are furthering their full prepared­ ness so as to jointly cope with any invasion of the enemies, remaining revolutionary com­ rades-in-arms and fraternal allies in the future, too, as they fought victoriously in the past, sharing lifei and death, wreal and woe in one and the same trench.” Huang cited U.S. imperialism and* Japa­ nese m ilitarism as the main

threat to Korea. We are determined to fight shoulder to shoulder with the Korean people and arm y in our common cause of opposing the U.S. aggressors and all their running dogs,” Huang added. China, which came to North Korea’s aid in the fight against: United Nations’ forces in the Korean conflict of 1950-53, signed a mutual de­ fense treaty with the Pyong­ yang goverment 10 years ago. The provisions of this treaty were reaffirmed on its 10th anniversary in July.

In La Puente Lone Shot K ills Robbery Suspect

LA PUENTE - A deputy sheriff shot and killed a rob­ bery suspect early today in the carport area at the rear of 646 Laura St. The suspect was unidenti­ fied for several hours, but shortly after 8 a.m. was iden­ tified as Larry Dean Sackett, 22, 13676 Hartsville St., La Puente. Sackett was killed instantly by a shot fired by Deputy Richard Pierce of the In­ dustry sheriff’s station. The bullet, a .38 from Pierce’s service revolver, hit Sackett in the head. It was the only shot fired. Pierce and his par­ tner, Deputy Reinaldo Rodr­ iguez, said later. The sheriff’s departm ent gave this account: Pierce and Rodriguez were checking the carport area be­ hind the apartm ent at the Laura Street address shortly after midnight when they found a 1962-model Camaro there which had been report­ ed stolen earlier in the Temple City area. The car also matched the description of one used in a $60 service station robbery at 447 S. Azusa Ave. Tuesday night. Pierce and Rodriquez, after checking out the car, drove about 50 yards to the Cor­ ktime bar on Valley Boule­ vard where they saw a man in his 20s, later identified as S a c k e t t , standing outside smoking a cigarette. When he saw them, he flipped away the cigarette and ran in the door. Sackett ran through the ta­ vern and out the back door. Pierce saw him jump over a cement block wall and head for the carport area. Pierce and Rodriguez followed and called for assistance. Sackett tried to flee as oth­ er sheriff’s cars arrived and Pierce spotted him crouched between two cars in the car­ port. When Pierce yelled for him to halt, Sackett made a

motion towards his waistband and Pierce, fearing he was drawing a weapon, drew his own and fired one shot, kil­ ling the suspect. Sackett’s body was taken to the coroner’s office for autop­ sy. Investigation of the killing was turned over to the sher­ iff’s homicide bureau.

Police Book Suspect in

Bank Holdup

POMONA A Pomona po­ lice sergeant arrested a rob­ bery' suspect here late this morning, moments after re­ ceiving a report that the U n i t e d California Bank branch at 401 Pomona Mall East had been held up.

Sgt. Donald Whitehead, who was in the area when he re­ ceived the radio report, saw the suspect at 4th and Elm streets, carrying a bag. Whi­ tehead, arm ed with a shot­ gun, jumped out of the car, ordered the man to “drop it,” and then made him lie in. the street until other officers a rived.

Police said they recovered a weapon and a large sum of m o n e y from the neatiy dressed man. He was han­ dcuffed and taken to the oity jail, where he immediately went into what officers be­ lieved was an epileptic seiz­ ure.

A fire department resuscita- tor was called to the jail to assist the man whose identity was not known immediately. Officials at the bank declin­ ed to confrm the robbery be- 1 re consulting their Los Ang­ eles office.


Sections of the 1.375-foot television tower a! Shoreview, Minn., were torn to shreds Tuesday after the to-

wer col lapsed and broke1 loose its base. Seven persons were as a result. (UPI photo)

from killed

‘Don't Tamper With It’ Connally Claims Nixon's Program Not Discriminatory Against Poor

WASHINGTON (UPI) - Treasury Secretary John B. C o n n a l l y today disputed charges that President Nix­ on’s new economic program discriminates against the poor and is a bonanza for business. He said the plan will give in­ dividuals $7 billion in tax re­ lief. The President will address a joint session of Congress Thursday, presumably to seek bipartisan support for his pro­ gram. Connally defended the ad­ ministration's decision not to

La Verne Ordinance Apartment Curb Studied

include business profits in the 9 0 -d ay w a g e-p r i c e-rents freeze. He said profits were at their lowest point since 1938.

Nixon’s chief economic spo­ kesman asked congressmen returning from a 32-day sum­ m er recess not to tam per with the President’s pro­ gram .

“This carefully balanced program will be seriously im­ paired if any of its important parts are not enacted,” Con­ nally said in prepared tes­ timony. Congressional sources said Mills would seek changes in the program , including more tax assistance for the poor. He may also seek a 7 per cent business investment tax credit Instead of the 10 per cent credit Nixon requested. The sources suggested that

By BOB NAGEY P-B Staff Writer

LA V ER N E-A law that would do away with the con- s t r u c t i o n of conventional types of apartm ent houses and complexes is under con­ secration by the City Coun­ cil. The proposal, introduced at a public hearing Tuesday night, was attacked by an op­ ponent as an “overkill” which leaves no room for any spe­ cial consideration.

T h e proposed regulation would prohibit high density residential developments in the city by restricting the number of dwelling units that can be built, from 29 to the acre to 15. And it would increase the m i n i m u m parcel size on

which multiple dwellings can be built to three acres. The only exceptions are those lots which already are subdivided and zoned under the present ordinance. It is not our intention to discourage the construction of multiple dwelling units,” City M a n a g e r George Caswell said. We just don’t feel that any development is better than vacant nonproductive land.” The ordinance would permit t h e construction of con­ dominiums, cluster type mul­ tiple units, mobile home parks, town houses and high quality apartm ent complexes, but con­ siderably less to the acre than the present law allows. Two letters of protest were read to the council at the hearing. They were from

John Forte of Santa Barbara and Jack Booth of Pomona, both landowners adversely af­ fected by the proposal. Attorney Donald Bollinger of Pomona called the prop­ osed ordinance an “overkill, which cut a property owner’s development in half.” He said the proposal was so detailed and so rigid as to preclude any consideration or any var­ iance.” He urged the council to take mpre time to consider the measure to save the city from a mistake and to pre­ vent the commission of a grave injustice to the people.” But the council was unani­ mous in Its feelings that it was not hasty. “This is the kind of law we have been considering for the past 2*4 years,” Councilman

Harrison Sanborn said. This is not something we rapidly thought up to hurt the tax­ IN TODAY’S P-B

payer. We are looking at La Sec. Pß. Verne, 1992; I think we should Action Line ............. .. B 1 a d right now." At W ifs End ......... 6 As to Bollinger’s claim that Bridge ....................... 8 the ordinance was too long, Joyce Brothers . .. . ,, F 1 Coun< ilman C. L. Jack Russi Claxsitied Ads . E 4-7 replied that the proposal Comics ....................... 7 needed to be long. I think it Crossword Puzzle .. B 6 needs to spell everything out Dateline .................. 1 very clearly.” Jeane Dixon ............. 6 The ordinance was called Doctor Comments . .. B 7 for nearly three months ago Editorial ................. .. B 2 when the council froze all Entertainm ent 6 construction in R-3 zones. Financial ................ 8 That moratorium runs out F o o d ........................ .. D 1-8 Sept. 17. Obituary .................. 4 The council instructed City Rattles & Straws .. ., B 3 Atty. Gene Axelrod to pre­ School Menus .......... .. D 3 pare the final draft of the or­ Sports ....................... .. E 1-6 dinance for action in time for Television ................. .. C 7 the next meeting of the coun­ Women ...................... 1-3 cil in two weeks. World of Animals ... .. C 2

Mills might also try to get Congress to nullify the $3 bil­ lion in annual business tax re­ ductions Nixon put into effect through accelerated deprecia­ tion rates earlier this year. Both organized labor and Democratic leaders have at­ tacked the Nixon program for favoring business at the ex­ pense of wage-earners. But Connally argued enact­ ment of the President’s plan, plus the $2.7 billion in tax cuts already scheduled to take effect in January, will reduce income taxes $4.9 bil­ lion in 1972 for individuals, most in lowe r tm-ome bra­ ckets. He said elimination of the auto excise tax would in­ crease the figure to $7 billion. T h e Treasury Secretary said corporate profits during the past five years had decr­ eased more than 10 per cent, while wages and salaries went up 37 per cent. He as­ serted business needs ade­ quate profits if it is to expand and create more jobs. * When Nixon announced his program Aug. 15, he said he would defer the revenue shar­ ing and welfare reform pro­ gram s he had asked from Congress. Connally said Nix­ on’s support for the pro­ gram s his not diminished, that the deferrals are just that and no more,” The President’s program is a program to protect and enhance the well-being of the American working man, by assuring, him a job—a job that rewards him through more dollars which maintain their value at home and throughout the world,” C’on- -nally said. “This is the real thrust of the New Economic Policy.”

Structure Collapses As Workmen Apply Finishing Touches

S H O R E V I E W , Minn. (UPI)— A $3 million project to construct a 1.285-foot tele­ vision transm itting tower was n e a r l y completed Tuesday when suddenly the entire structure collapsed, killing se­ ven* men.

The tower crashed while workers prepared to lift a platform to the top of the structure to serve as a base for three Minneapolis-St. Paul television station antennas.

The three competing TV stations had put aside their differences, had met Federal Communications Commission regulations, overcame the ob­ jections of aviators and legis­ lators and—after donating 14 acres to the suburban village —won local approval.

The project was begun in May, 1970, and was scheduled for completion last December, but weather forced delays, and construction was halted during the winter.

Another of many weath­ er caused delays was over Tuesday, but just before part of the platform that would have held the antennas was lifted off the ground, the to­ wer buckled and fell, carry­ ing six men to their death and killing a seventh who was on the ground.

Damage was estim ated at $1 million, and an investiga­ tion into the cause was begun. Three bodies were found near the tower, but it took cutting torches to remove the other four from beneath tons of twisted steel.

Preston Courtney, 47, Aus­ tin, Tex., a supervisor, was the victim on the ground.

The others were; Wayne Barnard, 28, Roseville, Minn.; William Dorrain, 28, St. Paul; Fred Campbell, about 25, Bethany, Okla.; John Miller Jr., about 26, Neosho, Mo.; Donald Barton, about 40, Ok­ lahoma City, and Charles Bednarcyk, about 25, who recently moved to the Twin Cities from Indianapolis.

Two of the s t a t i o n s , W C C O T V and WTCN-TV, were transm itting from side- mount antennas tem porarily attached to the tower, and were off the air for a short time until they could get their old antennas in downtown Minneapolis operating. The third, KSTP-TV, was still us­ ing its old antenna. Three FM

, radio stations also planned to use the tower. The triangular-shaped tower was the same size from top to bottom. It was made of three pipes, each 6 inches in diam- ter and 12 feet from each oth­ er. Iron braces and guy wires held them up.

The tower was a total loss, with pipes, wire, cables and thousands of pieces of steel and aluminum scattered over a radius of a quarter-miie.

55 Perish as

Typhoon Rips Into Japan

T O K Y O (U PI)—Typhoon Virginia abruptly changed course early Wednesday and slammed into Japan’s Pacific coast, causing landslides that killed dozens of persons in their sleep.

The National Police Agen­ cy reported at least 55 per­ sons were known dead. All but one of the deaths oc­ curred in Chiba Province, a mountainous peninsula east of here. The other death oc­ curred in Gifu Province in central Honshu. The typhoon had worked its way northward in the Pacific off Japan as a relatively weak storm Tuesday, but w i t h o u t warning Virginia veered toward Chiba, drench­ ing the area with rain at the rate of 4.8 inches an hour. The Japanese Construction Ministry estim ated total dam ­ age at $2 million. Virginia continued on a northeast course Wednesday away from Japan at a speed of 27.9 miles per hour with its center winds weakened to 67.5 miles per hour, the Japanese Weather Center said. In many homes hit by the 29 m ajor slides in Chiba Pro­ vince family members lived or died according to what room they slept in. In some instances one half a house was crushed while the rest re­ mained intact. In the coastal town of Kat- suura, 50 miles southwest of Tokyo, 22.3 inches of rain fell during the storm.

Communications Breakdown Two Deputies Shot In Stakeout Error

L O S A N G E L E S (UPI)—Two plainclothes de- p u t i e s were s h o t and wounded, one critically, in a gun battle Tuesday with ano­ ther detective when the offi­ cers failed to identify each other during a stakeout. It was a tragic case of a communications breakdown," ;aid a sh eriffs department spokesman in assessing the Incident in which each side thought the other were cri­ minals. Nono of the officers was in uniform. T h e shootings occurred through a screen door at a home in east Los Angeles when* one deputy was slaked out in hopes of capturing a suspected truck thief. John Hawksly, 33, was in critical condition with chest wounds, and Gerald Boyd, 25, was in safisfat tory condition with an arm wound. Thu two men were dispatched to the heme for stakeout duly, un­

known to deputy J. Roger Wagnon who already was waiting at the house. When they arrived at the front door, Wagnon thought they were suspects and Haw­ ksly and Boyd thought Wag­ non was the suspect, author­ ities said. One of the arriving deput es reached for identitication and Wagnon opened fire, believing he was going for a gun. The two deputies returned the fire through the screen door. Wagnon was not hurt and the occupants of the home, a man and wife and their chil­ dren, also escaped injury. It was just one of those horrible things,” said the spo­ kesman, “The departm ent is a large organization, with overlapping responsibilities, “They just didn’t recognize each other and somehow, Wagnon failed to get the word that the two others were sent to assist him .”

A -2 Progress-Bulletin, Pomona, California, Wednesday, September 8, 1971

State Senate Vote

Medical Aid

Not Jail Cell

For Drunks

By DENNIS J. OPATRNY S A C R A M E N T O (U PI) Tha California Senate overwhelmingly voted Tuesday to treat public drunks as sick persons in need of medical attention rather than crim inals who should bo locked in jail. If approved by the Assem bly and signed by Gov. Ronald Reagan, the measure would mark a major change in how California treats alcoholism and could influence a national

trend. Sen. George R. Deukmejian, R-Long Beach, the bill’s spon­ sor, told colleagues that last year there were 250,000 arrests for public drunkeness in the state. It’s been well established that alcoholism is the No. 1 health problem in the United States,” Deukmejian said. “To cominu0 to treat alcoholics as crim inals is the wrong ap­

proach.” His measure, passed 314. eliminate« public drunkeness as a prime and substitutes a civil procedure whereby a policeman takes a drunk into protective! custody” for up to 72 hours. The lawmakers said the officer would then take the person to a county m ental health center’s detexilifcation unit, where trained medical personnel would treat him a <a s*ck patient. He will no longer be charged with a crime," Deukmejian said. It gives the police olficer the authority to handle the petNon in other than a criminal manner," After 72 hours, the person would either be released or en­ couraged to seek further m edical help in curing his alcoholism, said Deukmejian, an unsuccessful 1970 GOP candidate for at­

torney general. However, he said, if a person commits a crim e, such starting a fight in a bar, he will still be charged with the offense regardless of his tlrunken state. The lawmaker also said that drunken drivers will not be affected by his bill. He said the measure, wh ch would go into effect July 1, 1973, applied to “people like those on Skid Row. Sen. Clark L. Bradley, R-San Jose, led the assault against the measure claim ing it could generate more crim e in the street because it removes criminal sanctions. “A person who gets himself drunk puts himself into a posi­ tion of being not only a public nuisance, but a public menace, Bradley said. He becomes a nuisance to women and chi! iren. Hu will often comm it obscene crim es.” Bradley said “until we find a cure for alcoholism like we found a cure for polio,” public drunks should be treated as

criminals, He also derided local mental health centers', detoxiticaanon

units as “glorified drunk ¡anks.”

School Finance Plan May Have to Wait

SACRAMENTO (U PI)—The Assembly Education Committee moved today to find a replacement for California’s currently ill aged public school finance system but the chairman held little hope for success this year. I want to put a bill on this floor this session." announced Chairman Leroy Greene, D-Sacramcnto. He acknowledged, however, as adjournment draws near and attention turns to legislative and congressional reapportion- ment, it is very doubtful we can get legislation passed that the governor would sign this year." The committee agreed Tuesday to attempt to write a school finance bill that would satisfy the state Supreme Court shortly alter Gov. Ronald Reagan indicated he favored tackling tht

issue next year. I don’t think the matter of implementing the Supreme Court decision should go lorward at this tune,” the Republican gov­

ernor told reporters. The legislature and governor last week were handed a land­ mark Supreme Court decision which ruled unconstitutional the current way California pays for its local schools. One major effect of the rul ttg made school finance a bigger state responsi­


g The court said the system , which relied heavily on the local properly taxpayer, inc’.iviously discriminates against the poor because it makes the quality of a child's education a function of the wealth of His parents and neighbors.” Some legislative leaders, including Democratic Assembly Speaker Bob Moret'i, have said they favored postponing action on a new finance plan until the 1972 session.

Reagan, Demos Clash on Taxes: Withholding Now


Miss Byington,

TV and Screen

Actress, Dies

H O L L Y W O O D (U P I )- Spring Byington, the often silly but wise mother-in-law on the old Decenibee Bride” televi­ sion series and a veteran char­ acter actress of the stage and screen, died Tuesday, She was 84. A family spokesman said the actress succumbed at her home in the Hollywood Hills after a brief illness. Miss Byington appeared n more than 75 motion pictures and 30 plays but was beist re­ membered for her role as Lily Ruskin in December Bride,” which spent most of its five year run from 1954 to 1959. in the top ten shows, A n a t i v e of Colorado Springs, Colo., she began her entertainment career at the age of 14 with the E licit Gar­ de n stock company in Den­ ver. She later traveled to New York and appeared in such plays as “When Ladies M eet,” “Once in a Lifetim e” and “The Merchant of Ve­ nice.” She made her Hollywood film debut in Little Wom­ en,” and went on to appear in Mutiny on the Bounty,” end “The Charge of the Light Bri- brigade. She joined Columbia Broad­ casting System radio in 1952 to star in the title role of Decem ber Bride” and joined the television series when it began in 1954. For the television role she won an Em m y nomination in 1958. Sho later played a sup­ porting role in the Laramie” western series in 1961. The bouncy, gray-haired ac­ tress, whose sly grin was seen by millions of viewers each tim e she solved a tricky d o m e s t i c problem during Decem ber Bride,” once said in an interview: They said a woman's place is in the home. I say an actress’ place is in a good series.” Miss Byington is survived b y t w o daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Baxley of Hollywood, and Mrs. Lo s Helmbold of Santa Barbara, Calif., three grandchildren and two great­ grandchildren.

( Z A F F I T I

SACRAMENTO (U PI) - Democratic legislative leaders were embroiled once again to­ day in a dispute with Gov. Ronald Reagan which began only minutes after they re­ turned from a three-week va­ cation. The dissension erupted after the governor called on the legislature to pass within the next two weeks a bill adopt­ ing payroll withholding of state income taxes. He said the measure should stand separately from general tax reform. Less than an hour later, Democratic assem bly speaker

Bob Moretti of Van Nuys de­ nounced Reagan’s suggestions. T h e implementation of withholding must be accom­ panied by some of the basic reforms we need,” he said. He’s (Reagan) going to have to stop protecting the oil com­ panies and the insurance com­ panies and the wealthy citizens of California.” Senate leader Jam es R. Mills. D-San Diego, supported Moretti, saying, “They way we balance the budget has to include tax reform.” The budget now stands $300,350 million in the red af­ ter Democrats and Reagan

cam e to terms on welfare and Medical reform before leav­ ing on their vacation. T h e governor estimated that withholding could provide $200 million and said that it should be enacted within 14 days because later approval “will significantly reduce re­ venues needed to meet the current year’s budget defi­

cit.” Legislative leaders and the governor agreed generally on one point: The problem of s c h o o l financing probably should be put off until the 1972 session in the light of the state Suprene Court ruling in­

validating the use of local property taxes to finance

schools. Some Democrats. Including Moretti, are plumping this session for a $1 billion tax shift program which . would provide major property tax relief: Senate leader Mills said, however, he didn’t think the chances of a general over­ haul of the tax structures are

very good. On the Republican side, As­ sembly Minority leader Robert Mongan of Tracy said that most legislative matters should be taken up by Sept. 30. But he said, “There are


S< archers remove tho body oi Lorent* Larhette, 17, of ftudbury, M n ss., the second victim of an ii - fated trek into the Throe Sisters Wilderness Area

)f Oregon's Cascade Mountains. The body of the other victim» Mrs. Joyce Howden, 21, of Fall Creek, Ore., was lound Sunday. (UPI Telephoto)

Outlays Over Income N P éJn lS

SACRAMENTO (UPI > State Controller Houston I. Flour­ noy says state expenditures during July—the first month of fiscal 1972—were $62 ni.Ton higher than general fund receipts. He said Tuesday expenditures during the month eclipsed cash receipts bv $368,265,772 to $295,854,078. Revenue- were $2,611,314 higher than during the sam e month a year a; o -a n increase of 1.29 per cent. Expenditures w ere $65,825,004 higher than a year earlier an increase of 21. m

percent. , Flournoy, in a prepared statement, pointed out that the early months of each fiscal year ordinarily are a “dry period m state finances when cm.lt expendrures are not matched by tev-



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Soup Firm Won't Be Prosecuted

WASHINGTON (U P I)-T h e F o o d and Drug Admin­ istration has no plans to prosecute the Campbell Soup Co. for shipping canned soup contaminated with boutulism. All the evidence we have indicates that Campbell has acted responsibly in trying to track down and elim inate this problem,” an FDA spokes­ man said Tuesday. The spokesman said the government would not hesi­ tate to prosecute should rea­ son to prosecute arise...” Prosecution was suggested in a letter to the FDA by Pe­ ter H. Schunk of consumer advocate Ralph Nader’s Cen­ ter for the Study of Respon­ sive Law. Schunk argued there was reason to believe Campbell’s was guilty at the very least” of numerous misdemeanors under the tood, Drug and t os­ metic At t. Last Month, Campbell’s re­ called 290,000 cans of chicken vegetable soup after tests in­ dicated botulism, a deadly poison, in some cans.

U.S. Copters Take Vievs to Front

som e very important issues, like the coastline bill and pri­ son reform that may have to w ait.” Assembly Speaker Moretti also balked on another Rea­ gan request extension of a March 31 deadline for paying off taf anticipation notes which the state is selling to private financial firms be­ cause its current cash-on- hand is low. The assemblym an said that staff members will look into the matter and that the gov­ ernor has other ways of meet­ ing the temporary cash short­ age.

Girl's Body


In Cascades

EUGENE, Ore. (U PI)—The body of a 17-year-old girl—the second to die in a “character building” survival hike—was recovered Tuesday at the bot­ tom of an extinct volcano in the rugged Oregon wilder­ ness. Lorene Larhette of Sudbury, Mass., was found where she died last Friday night while huddling for warmth in snow with Pamela Sullivan, 18, the only survivor of three girls who hiked into the Three Sis­ ters area of the Cascades last week. Miss Sullivan, who aided helicopter efforts to locate Miss Larhette’s body, was found Saturday by a director of the Outward Bound pro­ gram near the body of Mrs. Joyce Howden,. 21, of Fall Creek, Ore. The threp women left Sun­ day, Au<\ 29, on the wilder­ ness trek, part of the pro­ gram designed to train young peonle to survive in the open on their own. A bad storm hit the next day, soaking their clothing and sleeping bags. Miss Sullivan told Outward Bound offic ials that the other two young women became despondent as the rainstorm continued Tuesday and lost interest in eating. She said ho forced Herself to eat and tried to get thp others to do the same. The rain turned to wet snow on Tuesday night and the girls moved to seek shelter on a ridge under some trees. Mrs. Howden collapsed during the move and had to be

SAIGON (U P I)- Wave after

wave of American helicopters

today carried nearly 2,000

South Vietnamese troops into

jungles near the abandoned

U.S. Mar ne basni at Khe Sanh

to expand further the biggest

Saigon government operation

since last spring’s Laotian in­ vasion.

The South Vietnamese for­ ces reopened Fire Base Hope five m iles southeast of Khe Sanh and the Gates outpost five m iles northeast of the abandoned fortress. Ranger units at the sam e time opened three landing zones northeast of Khe Sanh, UPI correspondent Stewart Kellerman reported. IS was the third day of a new drive involving some 22,- 000 South Vietnamese troops with U.S. support. The oper­ ation is known as Lam Son 810 and is aimed at disrupting the flow of supplies into northernmost Quang Tri pro- v nee through the Demilita­ rized Zone (DM/.) and neigh­ boring Laos.

Task force elem ents were no closer than 18 miles to the Laotian border, South Vietna­ m ese military spokesmen said in their first official ack- nowwledgement of the cam ­ paign. Military sources s-aid the government had no inten­ tion of mounting another cross border drive like last spring’s Lam Son 719 into Laos. Correspondent Kellerman

today flew over Khe Sanh, 13 m iles east of Laos and 14 m iles south of the DMZ, and reported it was barren except for a U.S. UH1 Huey helicop­ ter forced down by engine trouble. The U.S. Command report­ ed onlyon emajor incident in­ volving U.S. forces in South Vietnam Tuesday. Two crew­ men of an Army OH6 obser­ vation helicopter were killed when their machine was shot down 24 miles westsouthwest of Saigon.

South Vietnamese spokes­ men said they acknowledge that Lam Son 810 was under­ way today only because of

earlier news agency accounts of the m assive operat on,

The South Vietnamese com ­ mand had reported that a Communist attackwounded at least three Vietnam ese troops and an American soldier. It was the Saigon government’s first acknowledgement of the new operation.

The U.S. command, meanw­ hile, reported the 57th of what American spokesmen < all pro­ tective reaction strikes inside North Vietnam by U.S. jets. The U.S. command said an u n a r m e d American RF4 Phantom photo ret onaissance plane was fired on Tuesday afternoon by Communist an­ tiaircraft guns 33 miles south of Ha Tinh and 84 miles north of the DMZ. Two escorting F4 Phantom jet fighter-bombers d i v e d b o m b e d the North Vietnamese em placem ert si­ lencing the guns, military spokesmen said. There was no dam age to the U.S. planes.

TueMlay Sacramento By U n ite d Pré« internal .ontl The Governor Schools Ur'itd that me loamlaiar# deter action on a n** schoH nnance plan and concentrate on property tax relief cfcrin« the- remainder or ine present session. , . Boi'.') Kepeated his. MMMjfion to large-s' ale DUSing of .chnolchtldrefl but s,ltd he yeoutd thauge nib pot,non it it tuulo be shown 10 improve the quality ot e d u catio n tor *U student*. Taxes - Declared il was impera­ t i v e that the leuittatyre e n a c t state in ­ come tax withholding withm two weeks m order- to' it to become next January 1st, The senate passed Drunks— Treats drunks as sir k persons r a t h e r t h a n c r i m i n a l rihfciv - Oeukmejien, K L one Beach. 3 4 T o A s s e m b ly ) , Hospitals Studies the cost >A bo spi- fatilation. Ì612S3 —fedi». D R a il R p fl F tat ?HJ, To Assembly.) , S u p p o r t ^ P e r m i t » law enforce­ ment officials to Inspect bank records ot ac cu se d ot failing to support »»is family (SRW 7 Any. K fcxeter. 34-d. To Assembly.) . Introduced t'rison -Calls lor legislative panel tnvestifiate prison violence, (SCSI Netediy. k Aainut Creek ì Approved by Fiflanta Committee Abort Refluire» tate Department PuMtt Health to k


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($81146 Moscone, D-Son Francisco. Voice vote, lo floor.Ì C> ,.i *, Exempts motion n turo film developers bom oto - en.tv **v. It thex have no financial interest In the p i c t u r e ($81503 Moscone D $an Francisco, Voice vote. To ttoor)

Californians Given Priority

SACRAMENTO (U P !)—The Assembly Education < ommit* tee has approved and sent to the floor ot the Assembly Eg* N ation giving California resi­ denti priority for admission to the University of California and the «tate collegi s.

The bill in designed to see residents are a d m i t t e <1 first,” an in ding to its author, S e n . J o h n il o ! tu d a h i , D Oakland. The measure has been passed by the Senate,

Envoy Saved by Fluke?

Bread Buyer’s Big Bill Tripped Timing of Bombers

draeged most of the way. Mis< Larhette left the other two girls on Thursday to go for help. Miss Sullivan re­ mained with Mrs. Howden, who died— apparently of ex­ posure on Friday. 1 be sur­ vivor then followed Miss Lar­ hette’s tracks and found her struggling in the snow about 200 feet from their original camp in the bottom of a small extinct volcanic crater. She said she and Miss Lar­ hette huddled together for warmth, but that the teen­ ager died during the night.

U.S. Contract COVINA Cutter Labora­ tories, Inc., has been granted a $100,000 contract by the G e n e r a l Services Admin­ istration to provide an indefi­ nite quantity of catheter tubes between Dec. 1 and Nov. 30, 1972, according to Rep. John H. Rousselot, R-24th Dist.

PHNOM PI NH (U P !)—An unidentified man who wanted to buy a loaf of bread may have inadvertently saved U.S. Ambassador Emory C. Swank from assassination, a police official »a d today. P o l i c e continued their seurt h for three men seen standing beside the bomb-la­ den bicycle which was pushed toward Swank’s limousine as he drove to v. oik l it* day morning. But the official mi that an infer maul had told pol ce 1 hat one oi the three was legiti­

mate customer, who had stopped beside tho disguised bicycle in an attempt to buy bread, The customer presented a large bill to the salesmanter- rorist, and Swank drove by as the man fumbled for change, the official said, l he b i < y c 1 e m isted the Ambassador^