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TODAY'S VALLEY WEATHER Fair with increasing haze. High temperatures in the 90s and lows from 55 to 03. APCD predicts l i g h t eye irritation from smog. 88 PAGES and GREEN SHEET News Established 1911 CENTRAL VALLEY EDITION VOL 61--NO. 191 SUN, TUES, THUR3., FRI MORMNGS--SI.25 MONTHLY HOME DELIVERY BY CARRIER TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 1972 Mail Address, P.O Box 310, Von Nuys, Calit. 91408 14539 Sylvan Street Phone 786-7111 Copy 'News' Salutes 1972 Graduating (lasses, Scholastic Leaders Attention Centers on Top Achievers In Valley, Schools of Nearby Areas By RUTH CROFT Once again The News salutes graduating classes of high schools in San Fernando, Santa Clanta and Conejo-Simi Valleys and calls particular attention to those young men and -women who have excelled in the areas of scholastic achievement and school service. In the more than nine pages of pictures accom- panjing tins article, we focus on members of the Class of 1972 who have peisisted in academic end e a v ors, thus earning themselves life membership in the California Scholarship Federation Winners Shown Vncl in an era when, "involvement" and "relevan- \ " are kev \\oids to every student's activity, The Xews pictoriall}' calls attention to those seniors w h o s e extra-curricular proiects resulted in their being selected for membership in the Ephebian Society of Los Angeles Also shown are winners of 1he Ferdinand Mendenhall perpetual trophies I o r outstanding accomplishment in a variety of Delected categoi ies Tt is interesting to note that -tthere the award was designated ior "scholastic excellence,'' often more than one winner is named In these cases it has been established that each student has had "perfect" g r a des throughout his high school career -- an i n d i cation that young people are smarter than e\ er as if parents need to be toldl Students r^eiving their diplomas this month have acquired their education during difficult tunes -- a period some would call an educational revolution, if not a social, revolution. As 10th graders, those a t tending Los Angeles city schools weathered the first teachers strike in the s y stem's history. They discovered their instructors as well as parents to be divided on the right-to- strike issue. "Frills" Dropped More recently they have telt the effects, hopefully in a positive way, of the school district's attempts at decentralization. School a d visory councils have been formed to determine specific needs of a particular school as been by parents and members of the community In some cases students have been perm 111 ed to voice their views and thus help mold the curriculum. S chool financing ha=; taken on a very real meaning for young men and women concluding their secondary education this month. Because of district budget cuts, the sixth period class was removed from many students' day and as a result they were forced to drop "frills' from their schedule and t a k e o nly preparatory courses. Students Active But, depending on the innovative bent of the individual school and faculty, budget cuts often were a blessing in disguise. As an example, straight semester English courses weie divided into "mini- courses," with the student studying as many as three different types of literature m a concentrated p r o g r am rather than spending 20 weeks on any one subject. The money issue also resulted in students being active m a political sense After district construction bonds failed to gam a two-thirds voter approval, many pupils became involved in the recent state- Continued on Page B-l 143 to Receive Degrees from College of Canyons VALENCIA -- College of the Canyons will confer Associate in Arts degrees on 143 students at corn- in e n c e m ent exercises Thursday, Dr. Robert C. Rockwell, superintendent- president, announced. The commencement address, "The New Value of History." will be given by Dr. William S. Banowsky, president of Pepperdine University. To Present Degrees Exercises will be held in the Instruction Resource C e n t e r quadrangle on campus starting at 7 p.m., with Dr. Rockwell presiding. Degrees will be con- ferred by Edward Muhl, president of the Board of Trustees. Norman G. Mouck Jr., vice president and assist a n t superintendent-instruction, will award permanent menberships ,to Alpha Gamma Sigma, California community college scholarship society, and present the male and fern a 1 e s t u d e n t s who a c h i e ved the highest g r a d e p oirit averages among the graduates. Dr. Banowsky will be introduced by Ed Jacoby, president of the Academic Senate. Dr. Banowsky is .a major Continued on Page 18 32,853 to Get Coveted Diplomas from Valley Junior, Senior Highs * TODAY'S NEWS INDEX; * A Clostr Look ... Page B-1Â« Automotive v . . _PageA-13 Carrior'i Corner Page A-35 Classified Â·Â·..: .rage 8-17 Crossword Puule .... Page B-T6 Currently Speaking . Page A-2 Diitinf Nightlife x Page A-34 Employment Q A ..Page A-22 Steve Ellington Page 1-16 Films-Tempo Page A-34 , Kantar on Konlreet ..Page A-1S last *it Page A-10 Niwstra Comunidad PeÂ«e A-8 Public Forum ...... Page A-2 Schools-Camps ....... Pege A-24 Scrambler ............ Page A-2 Sports ........ PegeA~-31 Studio Cfry and Shtrtnan.Oaki ..... Page A-17 Television '. ........... PageB-16 Theaters .................. Pege A-34 The Sounding Board Pago A-4 Vital Record .......... ..PagaA-30 Women ................... Nga A-21 'Your Birthday ..... ..... Pege A-3I Los Angeles City junior and senior high schools serving the San Fernando Valley area will graduate 32,853 youths this week C o m m u n i t y adult schools, some of which held their rites last week, are presenting diplomas or ]ob skill certificates to 577 students. The number ot Valley g r a d u a tes represents 37.6% of the 88,885 youths and adults being gradu- a t e d t h r oughout the bchool district. The district figure sets a record, topping last gear's then-high mark bv GS37, while thib year's Valley total represents a More Dry, Hot Weather Due Today Hot diy weather will continue and haze will increase in the Valley today, the National Weather Service predicts High temperatures will be m the 90s, with overnight lows from 55 to 65. Temperatures recorded at Weather Station 15-B in Van Nuys ranged yesterday from 58 to 85 and Sunday from 56 to 86. High temperatures all over the Los Angeles basin yesterday sent an estimated 650,000 persons to t h e b e a c hes Crowds ranged from 250.000 at South Bav area beaches to 40,yft at Zuma Beach. L o s Angeles County lifeguards reported 120 rescues, most of Avhich occurred at Santa Monica. They said also that there was a heavy influx ot jellyfish with num- berous swimmers suffering stings For the Los Angeles area today, skies wll be mostly sunny except for some morning low clouds and fog near the coast. Highs will be near 88 with overnight lows near 65 The County Air Pollution Control District predicts light eye irritation from smog in most of the Los Angeles Basin. Ozone levels will reach .25 parts per million in the inland valleys, .15 in the c e n t ral and southeast areas and .05 to .10 along the coast. Minimum visibilities will range from three to five miles. The coastal areas will Continued on Page 18 Burglars Take Coin Collection Valued at $1500 A $1500 coin collection today had been reported sl.olen from an Encino house by burglars- who a p p a r e n t l y entered through an unlocked back uoor, police said. ' .Nancy .P. Dunn,' 4513 Portico Place, told police the coins, in -a- glass jar, were taken Saturday. . The closet and dresser drawers in the mater bedroom had been ransacked, investigators added. jump of 2309 over last year's. Graduating the students are 28 junior high, 16 senior high, one combined junior and senior high, s e v e n adult and one s c h o ol for the handicapped in the Valley. Junior Highs Lead Bidding adieu to the students districtwide are 75 junior high, 56 senior high, seven combined. 31 adult and seven schools for handicapped. Of the Valley youths being graduated, 17.804 are lea\mg ]umor highs and 15,049 ate bajmg Care- A\ ell to bemor highs Graduates districtwide aie 47.- 945 from junior highs, 37,984 from senior highs and 2956 from adult facilities. The district figure for a d u It school -graduates marks a drop of 280 from last year's total. G r a nada Hills High School leads the district in the number of senior high graduates for the seventh straight jear, with 1429, -\\hile Robert E. Peary Junior High in Gardena leads its category for the fourth year in a row with 954 T h e o dore Roosevelt Community Adult School in East Los Angeles vas high in that category \\ ith 214 graduates Last eai s leader was John C. Fremont in South-Central Los Angeles, with 362 graduates A number of public officials and other noted personalities will speak and present diplomas at ceremonies for A'alley area adult graduates. Two Will Speak Hollywood Community A d u l t S c hool. which s,enes adults from the Studio City area, had Board of Education president Donald Newman participating at its ceremonies last Wednesday Tom Biokaw \\ill address the North Holh- \\ood facility s rites tomoi- LEGIOH POST m NAMES OFFICERS Van Nuys American Legion Post 193 and its auxiliary install new leaders for coming year. From left are James D. Rukes, outgoing post commander; Taylor P. Reynolds, post installing officer and past Sixth Area commander; Charles Adams, new post commandei, Vivian Gallegos, new women's auxiliary president, and Lucille Ganey A\ omen's auxiliary Installing officer and past state Legion president. New officers hold positions for next eai. The TV ens photo Council Votes Preliminary Urge Budget Approval for Sewer Fees Changes for Cut in Levy $5,500,000 Charge Seen as Opening Up $154.5 Million in State, Federal Grants Imposition of a $5,500,000 sewer service charge on city industrial and commercial firms was given preliminary approval b y L o s A ngeles City Council yesterday by a 9-tc-6 vote. Council members were warned that they must enact the charges in order to qualify ior $154,500,000 x in pending and future grants from the .federal and state governments. However, some Council members voiced fears that the new charges -- especially those on 'so-called "excess strength" sewage -- would work too much s of a hardship on the business involved. The Council debated the matter; sometimes bitterly, for .more than four hours during morning and afternoon* sessions. City engineer Donald Tillman said it 'is now expected that the cost of bringing the city's sewage system up to the secondary treatment level will run in exees )f $200,000,000. The city expects to recover a major portion of this m federal and state grants. However the State Water Quality Control Board has ruled that in order to be eligible for the grant money, the city must impose extra charges on those users adding an extra load on the system. To accomplish this, two separate ordinances have been recommended by the Council's revenue and taxation committee. Special Charges One of them would impose a 3.5-cent charge per 100 cubic feet of water use on commercial and industrial users and on apartments of more than five units. This would bring in an estimated $3,500,000 annually. The other ordinance -- tn ~^- in S2 - Added Reduction of 2.44 Cents Seen; Expect $4.22 Rate By BILL PACKEE The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors late yesterday was handed further 1972-'73 budget recommendations that the administration said would lop off another 2.44 cents from next fiscal year's tax rate. The proposed charges would bring the total tax rate cut to 21.2 cents for a preliminary tax rate of $4.2217 per $100 of ass e s sed valuation. This year's tax rate for just the county/is $4.4337. C h ief Administrative Officer Arthur G. Will said his proposed revisions principally reflect ' row with Board member j C . C h a m bers helping award diplomas. Speakers at Reseda's ceremonies last Thursday included Board member Phillip Bardos and Los Angeles City Councilman Donald Lorenzen (Third District) State Sen. Tom Carrell ( D - 2 2 n d District) will speak and av\ard diplomas at the San Fernando Community Adult School rites Thursday Bardos will act in boih capacities at A'an Nujs' exeiciie tonight Following is a list of the A'alley area schools, the clay, time and place of cei- e m o n i e s s p e akers presenters oi diplomat, and numbeis of male and female graduates SENIOR HIGHS Aggeler no ceremonies, two and none. Birmingham, Thursday, 5 p m , athletic field; student; principal William Zazueta, girls vice princi- pal Betty Carter and boys vice principal Billy I. Jones; 563 and 526. Canoga Park, Thursday, 5 p.m., athletic field; principal Hugh F. Hodgens; girls vice principal Rosa- Ijn Heyman, boys via- principal Harold J Miller, h e a d c ounselor Betty Wright and student government adviser Marty Denser. 431 and 472. Cleveland Ceremony Chatsworth, Friday 6 p m , athletic field: stt dent, principal Richard Ragus, girls vice principal Martha Feutz, bojs MC* principal Oren B Waite, head counselor Carol O'f- bon, and registiar diiJ class sponsor Frank Bate-.. 317 and 535. Grover Cleveland, 'Hiday, 7 p m . athletic iielo; principal John Sanders, students, Sanders girls \ i c e pnncipal Patricia Moskowitz. boys vice prir- cipal James De Frate^, counselor Zoe Bromley, Continued on Page 18 Probe Urged info Valley's Emergency Hospital Setup Bad Planning, Duplication of Service Charged by Advisory Group's Chairman By DURWOOD SCOTT A n I n-d e p t h i investigation into the Valle s emergency hospital setup was recommended \esterday by a five-man Los Angeles city advisory group. D r . L ester Breslow, chairman oi the city's Medical Advisory Council, termed the Valley s hospital situation an "excellent example of what is wrong with hospital planning " Too Many Seen Breslow, chairman of p r e v entive and social medicine at UCLA, said his remarks peitam to all types ot hospitals, not just emergency hospitals. "There are too many hospitals, each trying to provide standard service Dr. Breslow said. "Ob- there must be some duplication " Breslo\\ 's comments and the Advisory Council's action came at the conclusion of a hearing at which thiee Valley hospitals engaged in a fight over whether one of them should be given an emer- g e n cy service contract with Los Angeles County. In April the Advisory Council recommended that Serra Memorial Hospital, 9449 San Fernando Road, Sun Valley, be awarded a c o u nty emergency aid contract. 2 Have Pacts S p okesman for Holy Cross Hospital, 15031 Rinaldi St., San Fernando, and Pacoima Memorial Lutheran Hospital, 11600 Eldridge Ave., oppose the Serra Memorial contract Holy Cross and Pacoima M e morial already have pacts to provide emergen- count} emergency aid pn- gram and makes recommendations to the Boaul of Supervisors on whether a c o n t ract should be a\\ aided Pacoima Memoi lal and Holy Cross spokesmen argued yesterday that emergency receiving rooms at the two hospitals already provide more than ado q u a t e service and IP award another contract IP the area \\ould merely "duplicate' exibtmg services. But Howard F Marquis,, Serra Memorial admmia trator, contended that his hospital is more accessible and could save valuable time m serious accident cases. M a r q u i s got suppoit from Los Angeles City Continued on Page J $ 000,000 a year -- would put in special charges for industries with discharges of suspended solids and biochemical oxygen demand. An industry could avoid Continued on Page 18 and funding required tp finance the county's share of increased welfare costs due to recent case load additions and expansion of child care services. But additional revenue Continued on Page 18 T h e c ity his relinquished its receiving hos- piial (emergency d u t i e s to the county. The Medical Advisory Council evaluates hospitals within thp Hty which apply for admision to the FURNITURE SELLS FAST A Burbank man sold his bedroom set the first dav his ad appeared in The News classified section 5 PC Bedroom set. Xlnt condition Reasonable Look to The News for fast results on anj- thmg vou have to buy or sell. Just telephone one of these convenient n u m be r s and place your ad today. 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