Independent from Long Beach, California on March 18, 1976 · Page 1
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Rockwell feted Joint Chiefs head -Story on Page A-ll 102 Pages INDEPENDENT LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 1976 HE 5-116! - Classified No. HE 2^959 Vol.35, No. 159 California hard hit in Navy base cutbacks From mother Last testimony heard for Patty Combined News Services The Pentagon Wednesday announced plans to close or cut back 80 Navy and other military bases nationwide, with California and seven other states b e a r i n g t h e e c o n o m i c brunt of the cuts. The cut- b a c k s w i l l affect 7,000 civilian workers and service personnel. The cutbacks will aftect 74 N a v y installations. m a n y of them small reserve centers, and some activities of the Defense Mapping Agency. The installations are in 29 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The other states heavily a f f e c t e d a r e F l o r i d a , Texas, Pennsylvania, New Jersy, New York, Tennessee and Indiana. The L o n g Beach Support Activity will lose 30 to 35 jobs in a publications reproduction section, but in Southern California San Diego will be the hardest hit with the loss of 370 positions at the Undersea C e n t e r and Electronic Laboratory. In Oakland, 247 civilian jobs will be cut at the Sea- lifl Command. A cut at the Rework facility at AJame- da will affect 80 civilian jobs, and 41 civilian em- ployes will lose jobs at the Vallcjo printing office. Reserve facilities w i l l be closed at Chico, Eureka, Redding and San Luis Obispo. The Pentagon estimated the cutbacks will result in annual savings of more than $56 million. The Navy said the savings resulting f r o m c u t backs or closings of its 7J facilities will mean enough money to operate nine destroyers. A m o n g o t h e r things, some 2,100 of the N a v y personnel will be shifted to combat u n i t s from support assignments. T h e a n n o u n c e m e n t Wednesday followed by a week a listing of 51 bases the Air Force plans to shut down or trim, with about 10,500 in civilian and military personnel reductions and estimated savings of (Turn to Back Pg., Col. 1} Feminists protest Representatives of several feminist groups picket outside the Imperial Theater on Ocean Boulevard in Long Beach where the controversial film, "Snuff," opened Wednesday. The film portrays the torture and killing of a young woman as an erotic act. "That sexual violence is presented as entertainment, that the murder of a woman is commercial film material is an outrage to our sense of justice," said literature circulated by ihe National Organization for Women . -staff Photo by CURT JOHNSON Garter won big bloc Accord ready on 200-mile fishing zone WASHINGTON (AP) - House and Senate conferees reached agreement Wednesday on a compromise bill to create a 200-mile fisheries zone in American coastal waters. The bill, in effect, bans foreign fishing fleets from fishing in the zone without U.S. permission. Coastal-state congressmen contended thai highly efficient foreign fishing fleets w e r e pushing s o m e species to commercial extinction. The Ford administration had opposed the legislation on grounds that fisheries protection should be provided for in a United Nations treaty. However, President Ford has indicated thnt he probably would sign the bill, which provides that the American zone would be abolished with the signing of a treaty. Sen. Warren Magnuson, D-Wash., said the legislation, which now must be passed hy both houses in its compromise form, would "stop foreign fishing pirates operating off our shores." THE ZONE WOULD be enforced by Coast Guard patrols starting March 1, 1977. The House bill had provided for enforcement by next July 1, while the President was urging as much delay as possible in hopes a treaty would emerge from a United Nations conference. The bill does not change the present U.S. three-mile territorial limit. Under terms of the compromise bDl, the unilateral declaration of the 200-mile fishing limit would expire upon adoption of a mullinalion law-of-the-sea treaty. Although the law's enforcement would be delayed until next year, the bill would become effective immediately for the purpose of establishing eight regional councils to develop fishery management plans. After next March 1, all domestic and foreign fishing vessels would be required to obtain permits. Foreign fishing permits would be denied, except where permitted under existing treaties, unless surplus fish slocks exist beyond the ability or desire of U.S. fishermen to catch within set conservation limits. Highly migratory fish, such as tuna, would be exempt. CATHERINE HEARST leaves apartment building on way to testify in daughter Patricia's trial. --AP Wlrntett By LINDA DEUTSCU SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Patricia Hearst's mother, Catherine, praising her daughter from the witness stand Wednesday as "a warm and loving girl," spoke the last words of testimony heard by jurors in the eight-wcek-old bank-robbery trial. But in an odd twist, the accused heiress' own tape-recorded voice -speaking words of defiance and profanity -- was the last sound the seven- woman, five-man jury heard as evidence. They had heard testimony from 67 witnesses and were given more than 100 exhibits lo consider by the time Mrs. Hearst concluded her appearance and U.S. District Court Judge Oliver Carter declared the evidence closed. Carter told the panel that the case would be placed in their hands Friday. "HOW LONG it will take you lo deliberate no one knows," he said, "not even you at this time. So don'l try to figure Rout now." He said they would be ordered lo deliberate through the weekend, add ing: "We will then await your verdict." Carter held a brief "housekeeping" session in the afternoon outside the jury's presence to complete details or today's closing arguments and the judge's final instructions, which he wil! deliver to the jury Friday. On the tape played Wednesday, o f ; j a i l conversation w i t h a girlhooc friend, Miss Hearst is heard angrily reacting to her arrest. Upon her i*. lease, she says, "I'll be able to tell you like all kinds of stories you just wouldn't believe, man." Jurors appeared somber and intent during the 20-minule broadcast. A few stared at the floor, their faces cupped in their hands. The tape, offered by the govern- menl in an effort to prove Miss Hearst a liar, was postponed until the end b e c a u s e of electronic problems. It echoed through the hushed courtroom moments after Mrs. Hearst left Ihe witness stand. (Turn to Back Pg., Col. 2) U.S. importing more oil than it produces WASHINGTON (AP) I n d u s t r y , a n d f e d e r a l s p o k e s m e n r e p o r t e d Wednesday that last week, for the first time in history, the United States imported more oil than it produced. The American Petroleum Institute reported imp o r t s totaling a record 8,1%,000 barrels a d a y , lopping Ihe 8 million mark for the first lime. The high figure meant that: -The United States now depends on foreign oil for some 45 per cent of its needs, compared to a dependency of some 30 per cent only a year ago. --Total oil Imports have Increased s o m e 58 per cent during the past year, rising from 5,183,000 to 8,196,000 per day. -- C r u d e - o i l i m p o r t s have increased in a year from 3,325,00 barrels a day to 5,756,000 per day, a 73 per cent increase. --Imports of r e f i n e d products have climbed 31 p e r c e n t ' --Four-week averages by the Federal Energy Administration i n d i c a t e lhal total U.S. oil d e m a n d , including natural gas, liquids and supplies drawn f r o m stockpiles, have increased only about 521,000 barrels per day, or 3 per cent, over the past year. The numbers, taken together, show the United States restraining its energy demand b u t rapidly Increasing Its dependence on foreign oil . Demand, which was depressed by conservation, economic recession and mild winter weather since the embargo, has only re- c e n t l y approached i l s previous peak, more than 18 million barrels a day, registered in the f i r s t quarter of 1973. But oil imports have long since shot past (heir pre-cmbargo peak of more than 7 million barrels per day, while domestic oil production has slumped steadily from some 9.3 million barrels daily just before the Arab embargo to barely over 8 million of Illinois delegates Meteorite startles Southlanders C H I C A G O ( A P ) Mayor Richard J. Daley strode off at the head of the St. Patrick's Day parade Wednesday, o n c e again the grand marshal of Illinois Democratic politics, while President Ford WEATHKR Increasing clouds. High near 70, low near 55. Complete weather on Page C- 10. a n d D e m o c r a t J i m m y Carter looked lo N o r t h Carolina to continue their march through the presidential primary elections. Carter carried with him an unexpccled bonus, capturing about one-third of I l l i n o i s ' Democratic Nat i o n a l C o n v e n t i o n delegates to go with his landslide victory in the presidential p r e f e r e n c e balloting. Ford swamped Republi- c a n challenger R o n a l d R e a g a n in the popular vole and in delegate selection contests, leaving the f o r m e r California g o v e r nor on the verge of elimination as a While House rival. Reagan and the President go at it again next T u e s d a y i n t h e N o r t h Carolina primary. F o r d was forecasting another (Turnlo Back Pg.,Coi. 1) A large bright meteorite wilh a long glowing tail streaked across Southern Californian skies Wednesday night, touching off a flood of phone calls to authorities from curious and frightened residents. "When a meteorite is that bright, it's called a fireball." said a spokes- m a n f o r Griffith P a r k Observatory. "Any t i m e you can sec a meteorite from Los Angeles, with all those lights, you know it's a fireball." Citizens called law enforcement agencies from San Diego to north of l/os Angeles to ask about Ihe fireball that lit up the sky al aboul 8:05 p.m. as the meteorite e n t e r e d the almosphcre. The switchboard at the Independent, Press-Telegram handled a flurry of calls, including one from a frightened w o m a n who said the fireball appeared to travel southwest across Long Beach before disappearing below the offshore horizon. Another caller told a reporter he recognized the brownish tinge to the fire- b a l l ' s t a i l a s b e i n g characteristic of m e t e o r - ites. "?'rom w h a t we can gather," said Andy Slewart of the observatory, "it probably landed in the ocean between here and San Diego, if it landed at all." He said the meteorite was "probably a l a r g e piece of iron from space t h a i entered t h e a t m o s - phere. It was probably the sue of a station wapon." The f i r e b a l l " w a s traveling at 12 to 15 miles per second," he added. A spokesman for t h e Federal Aviation Administration said Ihe FAA had determined the fireball was "definitely not an aircraft." Al first the spokesman speculated that the fireball might have been a space probe rccntcring the atmosphere. The Coast Guard said it had investigated the possibility of flares at sea. Cruise missile pact to General Dynamics WASHINGTON (AP) - The Navy Wednesday selected General Dynamics to develop its sea-launch- eci cruise missile. General Dynamics emerged as the winner for a potentially huge program after the Voughl Corp. was ordered by the Navy early this month to stop development work because of a cost overrun. The Navy's Tomahawk cruise missile is a pilot- less jet-powered drone, similar lo a small airplane, which can be fired from submarine torpedo tubes al targets up to 2.000 miles away. Sea-launched and bomber-launched cruise missiles are issues in the stalled U.S.-Soviet negotiations on limiting nuclear arms. The Soviets want to curb such weapons; the United States opposes this. General Dynamics' Convair division was awarded $34.8 million as a starter on the next stage of development. The Tomahawk prototype buill by General Dynamics is due to make its first flight next month. House reverses self MagnaCarta junket OKd WASHINGTON (AP) The House overwhelmingly reversed i t s l f a m i d jokes, lectures and resistance Wednesday, agreeing to send 25 congressmen lo a c c e p t England's B i c e n - tennial loan of a copy of the Mngna Carta. After rejecting the mission last week 219 to 167 as a junket and a waste of money, t h e House reconsidered and approved it 294 to 90. The U.S. delegation in May is lo pick up one of four original copies of Ihe M a g n a Carta signed in 1215 and bring it lo Ihe U.S. Capitol to be put on public display during the Bicentennial. B l u n t l y lecturing t h e House, Deputy Democratic Whip Jim Wright of Texas asked the congressmen how Ihey would like to offer a loan of the U.S Constitution or D e c l a r a - tion of Independence and get " p e t t y quibbling" from the other nation's lawmakers over whether to spend money lo accept Ihe offer. How would you l i k e those legislators, he demanded, "trying to show us how chintzy they can be 1 " Rep. Bob Eckhardt, D- Tex., said ihe House was right to reject the trio in the f i r s t place. Eckhardt said he had gone across the street to photocopy a copy of the Magna Carta and suggested that could be put on display. An effort to cut the congressional delegation lo f i v e members a n d t w o staff aides limited to $10,000 expenses was rejected 305 to M One, to cut the two staff a i d e s , was rejected by voice vote. "Why do we needftwo s t a f f members?" K\?. Ken Hechlcr, D-W. Va v asked. "Because congressmen are not used to heavy lifting." replied Rep. Robert Bauman, R-Md.. author of the amendment to cut the delegation. The loan of the original copy of the Magna Carta was made to the U.S. Congress by the British House of I/irds and House of Commons. The U.S. congressmen arc to accept it in ceremonies May 26 and return it in an elaborate case provided by the British for display in the U.S. Capitol's rotunda. · THIRTY ONE Assembly Democrats endorse Gov. Brown for president. Page A-4. · B R O W N administration's malpractice bill introduced but denounced by doctors. Page A-5. · ALGER HISS guilty, says professor w i t h documents released by FBI. Page A-9. A TIME TO LIVE. Page A -29. · e, SECRET WITNESS rewards. Page B-10 Action 1 Jne A-3 Amastmenls ... B-9 Classified C-ll Comics B-8 Crossword B-fl Kdilorial B-2 Financial C-8, 9 U W S l y l e . . . A2M5 Obituaries C-ll I'olke B«at B-l Shipping C-10 Sports CI-7 Tedd Thomey A26-29 Television C-M

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