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t n von ivuyÂ» CADETS in Reserve O f f i c e r s Training Corps program at Van Xuys High School are honored for meritorious performance during current. school year. From left are Capt.. W. L- Yausbinder, Los Angeles Police Dept.: Sgt. Fii-st Class John Towhill (USA ret.), commandant of cadets; Cadet Master Sgt, David Olgum. who won sis: a w a r d s . Cadet Sgt Maj. Rick McCoy, five citations, and Cadet Capt. Tira Manning, six awards The News photos OUTSTANDING cadet for 1970'71 in Van Nuys High School ROTC program is Lt. ,Col. William Gibbs. From left are Gibbs, Mrs. Arthur J. Davis of San Fernando Valley Re- serve O f f i c e r s ' Association Ladies Club and James "Rukes, second vice commander, Van Nuys Post 193, American Legion. Awards were presented at breakfast meeting. Van Nuys ROTC Cadets Given Awards Cadet Lt. CoL William Gibbs was honored this week as the most outstanding cadet in the Reserve Officers Training Corps program at Van Nuys High School. Gibbs received* seven awards, including "the Sup e r i o r J u n i o r Cadet Award of the Department of the Army, at the corps' annual awards ceremony in the Donna Hubbard Auditorium at the school, 6535 Cedros Ave. The Superior Junior Cadet Award is the highest award an ROTC cadet can receive. Only three are awarded by the Department of the Army to Los Angeles city school ROTC cadets during the school year. All three were awarded Van Xuys High Cadets.,. Also Honored Joining Biggs in receiving the Superior Junior Cadet award were Cadet Blaster Sgt Jessie Harris and Cadet Sgt. David 01- guin. Olguin won six honors. Gibbs also received the S e n i o r Army Adviser Award, presented by the ROTC Military Department- and was honored by French-Canadian Picnic Schedued The annual SL John the 75dpl3t picnic j-pon?orcd by the French - Canadian Club of 1st* Ans*clc will be held oft Sundd-v. '-tailing at 11 tm, at Maple Leaf Park. 600 Ba-elfWc .Vv e , La Puerile A number of dignjtdnct. including Mayor S^m Tor- iy, win be on hand for the festivities, which -will include crowning a queen, sbuffieboard tournament, Softball game and French- Canadian folk dancing. the San Fernando Valley Reserve Officers' Association Ladies Club. Mrs. Arthur Davis of the club made the presentation. Van Nuys American Legion Post 193 cited Gibbs as the outstanding student citizen at Van Nuys H i g h . J a m e s Rukes p r e s e nted the Legion award. Cadet Capt. Tun Manning, who received six awards, was presented the Assistant Army Adviser Award. Others Presented The Commandant's Award was presented Cadet Sgt. Maj. Rick McCoy, who received a total of five awards. O t h e r a wards \\ ere presented for neatness, superior attendance, best bandsman, color detail.- best squad, disaster service award, best platoon, Military Police detail, best company, rifle team, drill t e a m a n d a c a d e m i c achie\ ement The a w a r d s w ere presented for meritorious performance during the current school year and are presented by the ROTC Military Department Robert Caveney. Van X u y p H i g h principal presented Gibbs with the S u p e rior Junior Cadet Award. The Senior Army A d r i s e r A w a r d was presented by Col Jack E. Smith, t-enior Army adviser for the KOTC program for the eit school.-. Three Won Award Maj. Alvino Conez. a-s i o I a nt Army adviser, presented the AÂ«*isiant Army Advi-cr award The Commandant" 6 ; Awdr3 wj- presented In John P. Tcm nil] command nit of Cddet,- al Van Xwy- High Thi- i- thf fir-1 lime three -ludenu from lh* 5*mie *f]j(/oj ]j^d Â·Â· on the S u p e rior Junior Cadet i A v. d r ]. T O-A hill ai/3 There are 300 cadet.? in the corps at Van Xm-. High School. Thirteen Lo? Angela city high schools have student ROTC programs Others receiving ment- o r i o u s p e r f o r mance awards were: Eric McRae, Al Buynik, Doug Cannon. Fred. Childress, Paul Crackel, Terry Dorr. Peter Ortiz, James Peiper, Mike Rapp, Uve Sillat, Kurt Weber, James Blanchette, Tony Burton, Jack Epstien-, Terry Kendrick, Robert Suva and Ride Stoner. List Others Also, Gary DeSmith, P e t e G u s t i n , Ronald McGinnis. Jeff Pfeifer, Robert Sedlezky. Bruce Burkhart. Stephen Clark, Shannon Dene. Irwin Ginsburg. Robert He\ves. Ed Howland, Jack Klesert. R i c h a r d M c Conohcn-. James McLean, Gilbert Ortiz. Jereyer Ounjian. Doug Poppen. Mike Rapp. Doug Rothhammer. Ross Sheriff. Vmce Silva. Randy Skolnik Doug A'an Sickel. Lee Williams. Others were Berdg Balian. Jay Block. Robert Baltz. Brady Breckler. Mark Burkdoll. Frederick Bursky. Michael Janssens. Ralph Yaklez. Stuart Rigler. Randy Siege. "Our son chose the most' expensive college thank goodness we have' a Valley Federal Savings 1 Account!" It's always there when you need it! High Work Loss Due to Strikes in California Told Man days lost because of strikes and lockouts reached an 18-year high in California last year, William C. Hern, state director of industrial relations, today had reported. Approximately 327,000 workers were directly involved in 360 strikes and lockouts beginning in California in 1970, according t o pi r e liminary figures compiled by the Dept. of Industrial Relations division of labor statistics and research. Nears Record California strike idleness amounted to about 3,800,000 man days, compared with 2,950,000 in 1969. Strike l o s s e s of that magnitude have occurred just twice before in California's history; in 1946, when an all-time high of 6,100,000 man days was registered; and in 1952, during the Korean conflict, when strike idle- n e s s r eached 4,400,000 man days. Hern emphasized that man day losses in the state continue to represent only a very small fraction of available working tune; the ratio ranged in the last five years from 0.07% in 1966 to 0.21 %in 1970. ' In the United States as a whole, strike idleness as a percent of working time h a s b e e n consistently higher than in California during this period, rang- ing from a low of 0.15% in 1966 to a high of 0.34% in 1970. Five Strikes Blamed Five major strikes accounted for 2,200,000 man days idle in California last year, 57% of total strike North Hollywood Garden Club Schedules Speaker "California Trees and Shrubs" will be the topic of James H. Seaman when he speaks on Thursday at 7:45 p.m. to the North Hol- 1 y w o o d G a rden Club which meets in the senior citizens" building of the North Hollywood Park, 5301 Tujunga Ave. Seaman is president of the T h e o d o r e Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants, Inc. in Sunland. Mrs. B. W. Kemper will be installed as president for the new 1971-72 year following the talk by Mr. Seaman; Dearnley Croteau Woodcraft Rangers Slate Annual Awards Activity Woodcraft Rangers will gather for then* annual Grand Council tomorrow at 7.30 p.m. on the athletic field at Van Nuys High School, announced Bob Padden, Valley district executive for the group The event, according to Padden, is based on the 11 adit ion -followed by -chiefs of all Indian nations of calling tribes together once, a year to pay tribute to individual braves and maidens. Award Bank Awards, Padden said, are bestowed on the honored tribe members and are known traditionally as "coups" or "ranks" -- degrees of accomplishments. , /'The Trailfalazer" rank 'is awarded to a tribesman who has accomplished all previous ranks, plus completing and fulfilling 30 feats to win the honor. The 1971 winner of Trailblazer goes to Eddie Hurlburt "Buck Horn Tribe," Toluca Lake. This years Grand Council will start with the call to council by Chief-elect of "the Silver Fox Tribe" (Van Nuys) Patty Padden. f r o m S t . Elisabeth's School. Members of the honor guard will be Jim Putjenters. "Rain Dancers" ( S i m i Valley), David Conn's "Kemosabes" and Ray Coplens "Navajos " The second chief office will be held by Charles Barry of the "Flying Arrows."' Conclude Events Special awards \\ill be called out to the tribe that has taken first place in the tournaments and Junior Olympics this past year. The Grand Council special a\vards will be presented by James C. Flanders, executive director of the Woodcraft Rangers The evening's actmties will conclude with a\vard- ing of door prizes donated by local merchants plus eight week end camp- erships to the Woodcraft Rangers camp at Stanley Ranch, Saugus. as vice president; Miss Helen Rapp as secretary; and Mrs. Syd Arndt as treasurer; the directors are Gil Pratt, Mrs. Jess Doolin, Mrs. Lula Huebner, and Miss Lucille Schuttenhehn. Miss Helen Rapp, horti- c u 11 ure chairman, will present prizes to the three top jDarticipants in horticulture during the past year. Committee chairman reports will be made by Mrs. R o d e r i ck Black, civic beautification; Mrs. Syd Arndt, garden therapy; M r s . ' B ernard Hansen, membership; Mrs. Grace Bluemm and Mrs. Hannah M o n z e l l o , w ays and means Hostesses for the coffee social time during intermission will be Mrs. Helen Pearce and Mrs. Beulah Vincent. The meeting is open to everyone interested in gardening and in making their community beautiful Biggest of Cats The mountain lion is reported to be the largest member of the cat family still existing in California. Idleness. Greatest working time losses resulted from the national trucking industry and the General Motors automobile workers stoppages, but the Los Angeles teachers' strike, the Salinas Valley lettuce strike, and a Southern California construction industry strike by Teams t e r s a Iso contributed heavily. Cite Teachers Except for the five-day T e amsters' construction strike, these major work stoppages were all prolonged, lasting from 30 to 81 calendar days. More California public employees were on strike in 1970, about 36,000 in 30 work stoppages, than ever before in California history. Public sector strikes also tended to last longer, with the average worker losing 10 work days compared with less than three work days in 1969. The Los,Angeles teachers' strike accounted for nearly three-fourths of the 385,000 man days loss in government. Other large public employee strikes included a national work stoppage by letter carriers, a brief strike by San Francisco City and County employees and public transit district strikes in San Diego and in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Youth Dies as Garage Unit Burns An 18-year-old youth burned to death early yesterday in a fire in the garage apartment of the family home in San Fernando, authorities said. A spokesman for the San Fernando Fire Dept. said the victim, Jon Warren Albert, was found on the floor of his apartment at 445 N. Workman St. F i r e m en, who controlled the blaze in about 10 minutes, said the fire was apparently caused when lacquer and paints in the garage exploded. However, the exact cause of the blaze is under investigation. San Fernando Police Sgt. William S. Trachsell spotted the flames leaping from the garage and turned in the fire alarm. 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