Independent from Long Beach, California on January 17, 1975 · Page 3
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Long Beach, California
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Friday, January 17, 1975
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More oil pacts reached; El Segundo talks on ia, . I/, im .Wildcat strikers at Standard Oil Co.'s ; El Segundo refinery were expected to resume negotiations today after union bargainers came to agreement Thursday with some of the nation's major oil companies. Officials of Local 1-547 of the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers (OCA.W) Union scheduled a bar- · gaining session with Standard officials today for the first time since some 850 workers walked off their jobs a week ago. The breakthrough came after OCAW settled, with the American Oil Co. and Texaco Thursday, giving 11,700 refinery workers new two-year contracts containing 28.6 per cent raises, but ordered a strike at a Mobil Oil Co. refinery at Beaumont, Texas. 'Union President A.F. Grospirpn also issued a 24-hour strike deadline of noon today against Mobil in other states and four more petroleum companies. He said the strike in Texas involved 1,500 workers already out on wildcat strike. The deadline was set for Union Oil Co. in California and Texas, affecting some 2,000 employes; Ashland Oil Co. in Kentucky and Ohio, which employes about 800 refinery workers; Union's Valvoline division at Freedom, Pa., 130 workers, and Standard Oil of Ohio at Lima, Ohio, 750 workers. · Grospiron said the strike at the Beaumont refinery and the strike deadlines today 'were the result of the refusal by the companies to match a contract similar to OCAW agreements with Gulf, Amoco and Texaco. Alleged murderer free on D.A. mixup -RIVERSIDE (AP)-An alleged murderer is on , the loose largely because the district attorney failed to promptly file murder charges against him, authorities indicated Thursday. Leonard E. Lind, 30, of Rubidoux, surrendered to police one day after allegedly killing Phillip Wade, 22, of Riverside in late November. He was not immediately charged with the murder because there were several misdemeanor charges a l r e a d y o u t s t a n d i n g against him, and authorities decided to try him on those charges f i r s t , a spokesman for the district attorney said. LinU was convicted on the misdemeanor charges and sentenced to 90 days in a minirr 1 a security road camp, rie escaped from the camp Jan. 9 and ; was still at large Thursday. \ Had the murder charge been filed, Lind would · h a v e been placed in a : Lower legal drinking age up for ballot : SACRAMENTO (AP) - ·Voters could decide whether to lower the legal drinking age from 21 to 18 under a measure approved by an Assembly committee Thursday. The proposed constitutional amendment by Assemblyman Robert Cline, R-Northridge, was, sent to the Assembly floor on an 8-1 vote of the Assembly Judiciary Committee. Similar measures have won Assembly approval for the last four years but have died in the Senate. If approved by a two- thirds vote of both houses, the amendment would appear on the state ballot next year. Cline said it hasn't been determined whether it would be in the June primary election or the November general election. He said he thought the prospects for Senate passage were better this year "because the Senate is politically more liberal today." But he said increased publicity about alcoholism might work to defeat the measure at the polls. Police unit to ; guard tourists i SAN DIEGO (AP) '.The mayor of Ensenada, ·Mexico, says a special police force is being set up ito protect tourists in the vast region which he supervises. Although no great num- '.ber of complaints have been reported by Ameri- 'can visitors, Jorge Moreno Bonet said "increased vigilance" is needed. "The street lighting system will be greatly expanded in the city of Ensenada because a well lighted city is a safer city," Moreno said -in a visit to meet with San . Diego officials. maximum security facility as required under law. The murder charge, plus an additional charge of flight and a $250,000 bond request, were filed Thursday. "Our people are getting impatient," he said: "1 have had to prevail/ on them to go back to work and continue negotiations. They (oil companies) know what the pattern settlement i s'j and they are trying to 'chisel in every possible way." He said the "agreement, with Amoco and contract talks with Texaco and Mobil involved 13,200 workers at refineries and petro-chemical: plants in Wyoming, Utah, Texas, ·Missouri, North Dakota, Iowa, Idaho, Minnesota, Illinois, New Jersey and Washington. Contracts covering the workers expired at midnight Jan. 6, but the union reached -agreement- with Gulf Oil Co. three days later with a 28.6 per cent raise in "a two-year contract. Grospiron said the Gulf contract was the minimum the union would accept from other major and independent oil companies. In E l ' Segundo, the union also is asking for improved medical and retirement benefits, an additional holiday, a clause allowing either side to resume negotiations if the cOst of living increases by more than 5 per cent in 1976 and several other local issues. Able to stand trial 'sane 9 ·.. :: * ·'}·'·'?%?%'. United |Pre'ss'fateiTiationar; ; 'S?:^ ;: ; · ; ' : ; ' ' Muharem ; ,KurbegoyiCy:.the accused Demotion when the verdict was read. "alphabet bomber,!! is mentally competent to.stand trial oh m'jirder arid arson charges, a' Los/Ahgeles^Superior Court- jury ruled Thursday at'his sanity trial. i'The urianirnouXi verdict by" the jury of nine men and three women came, after nearly nine hours of deliberation. · . ., The verdict means that the 31-year- old Yugoslav, immigrant will-now'be prosecuted ,for-tfie Aug. 6 bombing of the Los Angeles International Airport lobby in which three persons were killed and more than 30 injured. Kurbegovic was judged sane despte .testimony by four psychiatrists that he was legally incompetent to stand trial. The bearded defendant showed no j Prosecutor ' Dinko. Bozanich had argued-at the hearing that Kubegovic was feigning insanity and also pretending that he was mute although the doctors testified "that he was capable of '^speaking; · ' Kurbegovic is charged with planting the explosive in the terminal and also with putting another bomb in. a Greyhound bus building a - f e w days later. The second bomb was removed before it exploded. · " Defense attorney Gerald Chalefl immediately asked Superior Court Judge William Keene to overturn the verdict and send Kurbegovic to a mental institution. INDEPENDENT (AM) Bills aim at 5 new? .- .: ' · · · · · -· , t ^4 -' wilderness areas Brown names liaison aides SACRAMENTO (UPI)Gov. Brown Thursday appointed a former American Civil Liberties Union official and a law professor as his liaison agents for dealing with the Legislature.- Paul Halvonik, 35, a former lobbyist and legal director for ACLU of Northern California, was named assistant to the governor for legislative affairs and will deal pri- marRy with the Assembly. He also was a partner, along w i t h Brown's college roommate, Anthony Kline, in P u b l i c Advo- c a t e s I n c . , a San Francisco law firm. Marc Poche, 40, a law professor at the University of Santa Clara since 1966, will become director of programs and policy and will deal with the.Sen- ate. In addition, Brown appointed Alice Daniel, 40, as deputy legal affairs secretary to the governor. She was acting director of ACLU of Northern California and a law professor at Hastings College in San Francisco. Ms. Daniel will assist Kline, who is now Brown's l e g a l affairs secretary. WASHINGTON (UPI) A legislative package calling for creation of five wilderness areas and protection of the California desert was introduced Thursday by Sen. Alan Cranston. The legislation, which was cosponsored by fellow California Democrat Sen. John Tunney, would establish the Pinnacles, Yosemite, , Santa Lucia, Kaiser and Sheep Mountain wildernesses. A sixth bill would create a 16-million a c r e conservation area in federally owned desert l a n d s in Riverside, Imperial, San Bernardino and Inyo counties. It also would require the Interior Secretary to draw up a land-use plan for the area within five years. The wilderness proposals include: -- The 52,000-acre Sheep Mountain Wilderness in the San Gabriel mountains where some 400 big horn sheep* are endangered. -- The 6S2,GCO-ac-re Yosemite Wilderness within the boundaries, of the Yosemite National Park. ' · · . '-- The Pinnacle* Wilderness within .trip Pinnacles National Monument in the Coast Range south of Hollister. -- The Santa Lucia Wilderness in San Luis Obispo County. -- The Kaiser Wilderness on the north shore of Huntington Lake near Fresno. INDEPENDENT Friday, January 17,1975 Volume J4, No. 55 Phone HE 5-H6I Classified HE I 5959 Second Class Postage Paid at Beach, Ca.. 9OW. Lpnj CARRIER DELIVERY DAILY AND SUNDAY SUNDAY ONLY . .. SINGLE COPY' SUNDAY ONLY . DAILY BY MAIL DAILY AND SUNDAY SUNDAY ONLY Per Ptr Month Year HOC Ut.OO t!00 tKOO (5.25 54JM 3.50 MJ.W book values 20%tO Fringed Oriental-motif rugs. Area rugs of 100% virgin cotton. Woven in Belgium. Brilliant colors of green, gold, red, and ivory. Choose from 4 Oriental patterns. Pier 1 area rugs for real value! 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