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The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California • Page 20

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84 Tuesday. Nov. 19. 198 CCC THE SUN INLAND EMPIRE Senk Says City Could Establish Water Works AV'i' JJ7cr Company lUiilding This is an artist's conception of San Gabriel Valley Water Com broken this week on the building to be built at the corner of Nuevo Avenue and Spring Street in downtown Fontana. again requests a water rate increase this time an outstanding request of 40 per cent.

"Are the taxpayers allowing this company to continually haggle for increases that are unjustified? Fontana is one of the only cities that does not own their own municipal water. "I believe that we can float a bond issue and sell the bonds to each and every water user in our district. "If the San Gabriel Water district objects, we can, with the help of purchasing from the interests that have Fontana Union Water shares and Metropolitan Water, put in a water system of our own, forming a water commission apart from the political arm of the city, similar to the City of San Bernardino. "Let's face facts until Fontana owns and operates its own domestic water, we are just a city in name only. "You cannot invite manufacturing or business in a community unless you give these a sound utility program.

"San Gabriel Water is not interested in Fontana and this has been proven many times. Their profit is our loss taxation without representation." FONTANA City Councilman L. R. Senk yesterday threatened to lead a Fun-tana effort to "put in a water system of our own" if San Gabriel Valley Water Co. refuses to sell its system to the city.

The threat came as a prelude to hearings scheduled todav on a rate increase filed by SGVWC with the Public Utilities Commission. Senk urged Fontana residents to appear at the 10 a.m. hearing in city hall to protest the rate increase request. In making the plea for public participation today, Senk renewed the question of whether or not the city should and could buy the water company. Company officials in the past have maintained that the firm is not for sale.

Senk told The Sun-Telegram that the city could put down water lines parallel to those now owned by SGVWC. This would, in effect, put the company out of business. Senk estimated it would cost $4 million to put the plan into action. It would have to be financed by a bond issue. Yesterday's statement from Councilman Senk said that the company's request was "unjustified." Senk, in the prepared statement, said.

"The San Gabriel Valley Co. again and Chancellor at Plymouth 200 Hear Dr. McCoy Discuss Self-Liberation REDLANDS "Open mindedness" is the first of five qualities necessary in the continuing process of liberating ourselves, Dr. Pressley McCoy, Johnston College president, said when he spoke at a dinner held Thursday night at the University of Redlands Casa Loma Room by the Plymouth Village Board of Directors. "If while holding to our convictions, we can listen to persons who disagree Thuy Says in Interview: 'Peace Talks Hinge on Participation OfNLF as an Independent Party' pany's future Fontana division headquarters.

Ground was Village Dinner with us, we will find it easier to solve problems," Dr. McCoy said. "Secondly, we must have an awareness that makes it possible to check ourselves. We must know how near what we do comes to the principles which we hold." The third necessary quality, according to Dr. McCoy, is creative mindedness.

"We must see new patterns in old data," he said. "Each of us, being are the authentic representatives of the South Vietnamese people, fully competent to settle all questions concerned with Vietnam." Thuy said the election of Richard M. Nixon as U.S. president would not soften Hanoi's position. "As far as the Vietnam problem is concerned, whoever be the president of the United States he will meet with failure unless he correctly settles the problem of Vietnam on the basis of respect for the Vietnamese people's fundamental national rights," Thuy said.

Thuy refrained from any criticism of Nixon. Before his election, Thuy had described Nixon as a "bellicose man." Thuy chose his words carefully Monday and sought to appear moderate any time his regime's basic tenets were not at stake, lie warned, however, that "the Vietnamese people will resolutely struggle until they win genuine independence and peace." unique, can be creative in offering something of ourselves to others. "Further, we need to develop public affairs commitments. We must be ready to uncover evils and combat them. We do not want to eke out our existence in chains of slavery even though they be chains of abundance." Finally, people must be philosophically minded.

Dr. McCoy said, and colleges must develop the attitude that leads man to ask: What are my potentials? Thuy was interviewed in his 1 1 guarded, high walled villa in suburban Choisy-le-Roi. He was seated under a large photo of President Ho Chi Minh. The North Vietnamese diplomat Is a noted poet and he clutched in his hand his latest poem, verses dealing with the halt in American attacks on his country. An authoritative source said yesterday the United States has not ruled out a shared leadership arrangement i South Vietnam at the projected expanded talks.

"Just how we organize ourselves is something we have to work out when they, the South Vietnamese, get here," the source said. But diplomats close to the American team said there were constitutional questions which would prevent the i States from giving decision making powers to the South Vietnamese. By GEORGE SIEBRA PARIS (UPI) North Vietnam's chief diplomat in Paris, Xuan Thuy, said yesterday Hanoi would join full peace talks only if the Viet Cong's National Liberation Front (NLF) sat at the conference table as an independent party. The statement complicated the situation at a time when it appeared that South Vietnam was moving toward Paris under an arrangement in which the Saigon government might share leadership of an allied negotiating team with the United States. President Nguyen Van Thieu has refused to join the Paris talks if the Viet Cong are recognized as a separate entity apart from the North Vietnamese.

In an exclusive interview with UPI yesterday, Thuy made it clear than Hanoi was insisting on independent status for the NLF. Smiling profusely but unbending on his government's negotiating principles, Thuy flatly rejected U.S assertions that secret agreements on expanded Paris talks merely called for an "our side-your side" formula permitting each side to organize itself as it wished. "We have agreed with the U.S. government that the conference would include four delegations the representatives of the government of the Democratic Republic of North Vietnam, the representatives of the South Vietnam National Front for Liberation NFL, Ihe representatives of the government of the United States and the representatives of the Saigon administration to discuss a peaceful settlement of the Vietnam problem," Thuy said. Then, pointing his finger for emphasis, Thuy said, "never have we agreed on a two-party conference as recently declared by a number of Americans.

The delegation of the South Vietnam National Front for Liberation is an independent one. They, the NLF, Police Chief Vows Extra Attention Foot Patrol Too Costly "And if Christ is his model, man is led to ask: How close is my life to the model?" Dr. McCoy added. "Every man needs a philosophy to see how every phase of life is related to every one phase and so to make life a continual commitment." Almost 200 guests attended the dinner at which the Rev. William Sage Wool-worth, secretary of the board, gave the invocation.

The Rev. Wayne Dalton. pastor of the First Baptist Church, sang two numbers and A.R. Schultz board president, welcomed the guests. "At present there are two areas where the retirement community needs the assistance of friends," Schultz said.

"The board must increase the capacity of the Health Center by IB beds in order to make it break even on costs." According to Schultz, a friend has offered $35,000 for this project if the directors can match the gift. "Already, between $12,000 and $13,000 has been raised for that purpose," he said. He also pointed out that the village needs help to meet operational costs. "Even Pilgrim Place of Claremont, in its 55th year and with a large endowment, needs outside help," he said. Fred Ford, Ways and Means Committee chairman, has organized the "Friends of Plymouth Village" to answer these needs, and Mrs.

E.W. Shirk has consented to act as honorary chairman of this group. Dr. Bell, in introducing Dr. Arthur Swift, former professor at.

Union Seminary in New York and now a Plymouth Village resident, expressed the belief that, the village was one of the finest things that have happened in Redlands during the seven years he has lived in the town. add many more men, he would prefer to see the quality of service upgraded, through educational standards, training and higher salaries, said Merritt. Graefe asked merchants to take every precaution to secure their stores at night, including good locks, alarms, if possible, more lights and secure rooftops. He promised as much extra coverage as he can spare during the Christmas shopping season when he expects shiplif'ting to increase. i ft I Aflcr Explosion perimental fuel exploded in the parking lot of the West Coast Refrigeration and Fixture Co.

at Gardcna yesterday. One per i Weekend Traffic REDLANDS Ten persons were injured in weekend traffic accidents, including a 20-ycar-old Redlands youth who was thrown from his automobile in a head-on collision. Four members of the Edward J. Lehr family of Fontana were hurt in a two-car crash at Redlands Boulevard and Fern Avenue at 9:33 p.m. Sunday.

Le-hr's truck, northbound on the boulevard, collided with an auto driven by Howard A. Twitty, of Phoenix, Ariz. Jeanne Woodward, 18, of Phoenix, in Twitty's car, suffered a leg injury. Injured, in addition to Lehr, were his wife, Waltraut, 2S. and their children Herbert, 6, and Erik 2.

All the injured were taken to Community Hospital. A head on collision at Citrus and Olive Avenues Sunday afternoon at injured both drivers, Robin Leigh Shel- iNarcolies Topic For Hed lands DAK REDLANDS Redlands police chief Robert I. Graefe, guest speaker for the recent meeting of Arrowhead chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, talked about the narcotics threat in this city and San Bernardino County. Mrs. M.

G. Adams, 1405 Country Club Drive, was hostess, assisted by her mother, Mrs. Charles Porter, and Mrs. Helen Lockhart and Mrs. Albert Fisher of the tea committee.

Guests introduced were Mrs. Mildred Crosswhite of Redlands and Miss Helen Clapp of Beaumont. Others who are waiting their papers from Washington, 1). C. are Mrs.

Sidney Bartlett of Red-lands, and Mrs. Raymond Ferrey and Mrs. Jacob Wielenga, both of Yucaipa. The Southern Council will be held today at the Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. Richard Feltz will speak on "Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge." Planning to attend are Mmes.

Wilhe-mina Peterson, John C. Yribarne, Russell P. Ellis, John C. Seeing, Karl Caldwell, Harry Houston and Harry B. Stark.

4 4' a il pi Tsleptiolo son was reported killed and eight olhers injured when they were struck by flying pieces of shrapnel. 1 4 Crashes Injure 10 ton, 32fi Center and Jimmie E. Riverside. They suffered cuts and bruises. Pauleen Cassatt, also of Riverside, sustained cuts on the head, shoulders and knees, police reported.

Dorothy D. Ard, of 1003 Carlson suffered a concussion when her auto and one driven by Eliezer A. Saldana. of S22 Columbia collided at Webster Street and Sun Avenue about 4:55 p.m. Saturday.

Saldana was unhurt. A head-on collision on San Bernardino Avenue, east of Texas Street, at 2:15 a.m. Saturday, sent Martin A. Con-treras, of 1234 Lawton to County-General Hospital with a fractured left arm, a broken nose and possible internal injuries. The 20-year-old driver was thrown to the pavement as the left side of his automobile was literally torn off by the impact.

The other driver, Amador Payna, of 1034 Clay apparently was uninjured. PSA May Add Montclair Name To Advertising MONTCLAIR Letters of protest from the Montclair Chamber of Commerce on the omission of the name Montclair from Pacific Southwest. Airlines advertising and from a Chaffey College brochure may have produced results. The chamber objected to a scries of radio ads that mentioned all West End Cities except Montclair. Jim Blackburn, Chaffey College pul licity director, was quoted as having told the chamber that the omission would be corrected in a new brochure now being prepared.

Tom Watson, manager of the Montclair chamber, wrote a letter of protest to PSA reminding the airline that people from Montclair also fly on airplanes. A return letter apologized and said the matter would be taken up immediately with the company's advertising agency. ft was described as an oversight and the letter to Watson assured Montclair that PSA was interested in the people from that community. Explosion Kills Man, Injures 8 CARDENA (AP) A motor being used to test an experimental fuel exploded yesterday, killing a man and injuring eight others. Although the fuel was radio active, sheriff's deputies said no trace of radioactivity was found after the blast.

Officials at (iardena Memorial Hospital said Jack Hartman, 40, of Torrance, a toy company employe, apparently died of a heart attack. Three others were reported in serious condition at that hospital, where five were treated and released. One man's leg was blown off. The explosion occurred at the West Coast Refrigeration Fixture as 35 persons stood around the engine. The electrical input used to start the small foreign auto engine became disconnected, said the inventor.

Joseph Pappp and he walked over to restart the engine when it exploded. Sheriff's officers said the fuel was being developed as a semi classified experiment for the Navy. Big Bear Briefs GOP Women Start 'Operation Christinas in Vietnam' Core Area REDLANDS The price is too high to provide extra police coverage of the downtown business district, but Chief of Police Robert I. Graefe promised core area merchants yesterday his night patrol units would spend as much time in central area as possible. The city is divided into four beats, he explained, and they all center on the core area.

During each shift patrol cars touch the downtown district more often than any other single area of the city, he said. To provide a foot patrolman in the downtown streets and alleys and a patrol car to roam through the core area at night as requested by the DRA, would cost $40,000 a year, more than the city can afford, Graefe said. area this week at a luncheon meeting with a founding team from the Victor Valley Club acting as sponsors. A nucleus of 15 valley business women signified interest in the organization, naming Pauline Spidle chairman pro tern, and selecting the name for the local group, Big Bear and Club. Additional membership will be solicited for the first meeting to be called by Mrs.

Spidle next week. Assistant Chief John Linder was named acting chief of the Big Bear Lake Fire Department by the board of commissioners, effective Nov. 4. The change in department heads was occassioned by the resignation of Chief Jonh Poole last week. At the regular board meeting, commissioners set forth qualificatons for position of permanent chief, setting the age limit between 35 and 50, and experience involving at least 5 years or more as a captain in a department with 100 or more men employed.

No date has as yet been set for the examination to enable the sending of notices to prospective or qualified He was backed up by City Mgr. R. P. Merrill who stated that right now Red-lands is paying $1.25 million annually for protection of people and property, including police and fire departments. At every annual budget session, this protection is uppermost in the City Council's mind, he said, but to expand the police department would mean a sizeable increase in the tax rate, beyond the taxable limits set by the state legislature.

Personally, since the department can't Los AiispIps Firp Inspector Bruce Pryor looks over Ihe area where a foreign auto engine being used to test an ex- y. JHjfrtfJW BIG BEAR LAKE The sixth annual "Operation Christmas in Vietnam" was launched this week by Bear Valley Republican Women of Bear Valley. Some 500 pounds will be shipped in individual gift packages to Bear Valley boys currently serving in the Vietnam theater. Shipped aimail on Dec. 10, Ihe packages arrive their destination just before Christmas.

Recipients share ihe contents with "buddies" who receive nothing, according to letters of thanks from the servicemen during the past years of the project. A Business and Professional Club chapter w-as organized in the Bear Valley Supervisors Delay Action on Annexation County supervisors yesterday delayed action until Monday on annexation of 05 acres to the Crestline Sanitation District. The delay was ordered in order to determine whether the number of protests was equal to 25 per cent of the registered voters. In that case, the board must call an election. The area proposed for annexation has L'fl registered voters, 131 dwelling units and an assessed value of $587,400.


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