Independent from Long Beach, California on February 25, 1969 · Page 4
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 4

Long Beach, California
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Tuesday, February 25, 1969
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A-4--INDEPENDENT (AM) PRESS-TELEGRAM (PM) L»ni IMC*. Ceiil., Twi, M. B, i»» PROTECTION FOR SILOS INSTEAD OF CITIES Year-Long Saving Time? New Sentinel Deployment Considered By BAXTER OMOHUNDRO From Our National Bureau WASHINGTON -- Deployment of the Sentinel antiballistic missile system to directly protect strategic silos instead of cities is under strong consideration by Defense Secretary Melvin Laird. Informed sources here say that Laird's decision to move the nuclear-tipped defensive missiles far from populated areas indicates that the system would be deployed around strategic missile sites and thus give only very indirect protection to the cities. Such a step, proposed in a confidential paper submitted to Laird by a special weapons expert, would defuse much of the opposition to deployment of the system as proposed 17 months ago by the Johnson Administration even though it might be less attractive on a cost- effectiveness basis. * * * * DEPLOYMENT for direct protection only of the nation's Titan and Minuteman missile bases would assuage congressional critics who have voiced fear that the presence of the system's Spartan and Sprint missiles might invite attack on the cities and create the danger o f . an accidental explosion of their atomic warheads. However, removal of the defensive missiles far from the cities virtually obviates the amount of direct protection they would offer the populated areas, according to experts on the system. For prime effectiveness, they must bs as close as possible to the center of the target area. A rough comparison is a rifleman firing at an object moving toward him, in contrast to a target streaking across his sight. The rationale for confining the system to direct protection of 9 missile bases in low-population areas is spelled out in a paper to Laird and key congressmen by Dr. Harold M. Agnew, a special weapons expert with the Atomic Energy Commission and a former consultant to NATO. Although protection of the missile sites is included in the plan for protecting 15 metropolitan areas, Agnew contends that protection of the sites alone is sufficient. He poinls out. that the system thus deployed would help preserve the "second strike" capability of the missiles, upon which U.S. strategy has rested for two decades. * * * # AGNEW (no relation to the vice president) argues that protecting only the bases would be less expensive than the $5 billion-plus estimated for the "thin" city system since it would more effectively employ a smaller number WITH THE FINEST DINNER YOU'LL EVER ENJOY! A dinner that hat everything . . . From Champagne to Crepet Sunlit-And to reaionably pticid you'll malt* dining out at Alfred's a frequent habit! Menu Teoie the Appetite From the Hor« D'oeuvrei Tray Then Soup of the Day or Salad Chiffonade BROILED FILET MIGNON Fresh Mushroom Souc* Bordeloiie Potatoes with Cheese, Anna VegetobletDuJour CREPES SUZETTE CHAMPAGNE S.r..d Sundori thru Thundoyt 700 E. 45th St., Long Beach ALFREDS RESERVE EL ADOBE SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO LUNCHEON and DINING DAIlr IN AN ATMOSPHERE OF EARLY CALIFORNIA Both tocations Under Sam* Management SAME EXCELLENT FOOD and SERVICE RESERVATIONS BOTH LOCATIONS! 423-6438 of missiles. lie points out that the area io he defended would he considerably smaller than a sprawling urban complex, so that defensive missiles with nuclear warheads would have trajecto- iies which would carry them outside the area that would endanger the base. Further, Agnew says, in- lercept time would be longer since an underground base could absorb the blast and fallout from an altitude far lower than is possible over a naked city. "Perhaps even more important, the total time over which one must defend one's forces is finite, since command and control centers need only he defended for the time required lo exercise their control and the missile forces need only be defended until they are launched," says Agnew. "In contrast, cities need to be defended for the lifetime of their inhabitants." Agnew contends that it. is "vital" to provide the active Sentinel defense in addition to the passive defense of -hardened sites. Protection of the sites in the Dakotas, Montana, Wyoming, Kansas, Arizona and Arkansas has been of increasing concern because of the heightened accuracy of Soviet ICBMs and their ability to launch several warheads with a single missile. TTie Air Force currently is preparing to construct a prototype site able to withstand up to 10 times the blast effect of the present launch complexes. The harder sites would be for the multiple-warhead Minuteman 3 missiles and, perhaps, for a larger, longer-range 1CBM now under development. Deployment of Sentinel to protect the Air Force sites could bring about resumption of interservice rivalry over control of the system developed by the Army as an outgrowth of its Nike antiaircraft system. The Air Force might insist on Sentinel control if its basic mission is to protect the Air Force 1CBM bases. The Air Force has been critical of the Sentinel system since its development began a decade ago. Air Force officers have advocated more exotic systems, such as rocket- firing satellites that would kill ICBMs shortly after launch of the creation of bands of high-energy radiation above the earth that would neutralize the guidance systems or nuclear material in the enemy weapons. Opponents of deploying Sentinel only around the missile bases contend that it would not be fully cost-effective, since it would require almost as much expensive radar and computer equipment as a system protecting the cities and the silos. Nevertheless, a good many members of Congress are more likely to consider only the total number of dollars in- volved. This is particularly true of those from urban areas who are under pressure from constituents fearful of having a nuclear warhead in the neighborhood. MACE MA} 7 BE A GAUS BEST PAL SAN JOSE (ff) -- Has Mace replaced diamonds as a girl's best friend? Police said Monday that a driver picked up two 21-year-old girl hitchhikers. When he threatened to rape the girl in the front seal, police said, the one in the back disabled the man by squirting him in the face with eye irritant. The girls hid in a creek bed and later hitched a ride to the police station in Milpitas, about eight miles north of San Jose. From Our National Bureau WASHINGTON -- Nationwide, year-round daylight-saving lime was advocated Monday by Rep. Craig Hosmer, R-Calif. Hosmer said he will introduce a bill today that would put daylight saving into effect nationally all year, thus eliminating the present "spring forward, fall back" time changes over most of the country. His bill would amend the 1966 Uniform Time Act, which makes the time changes uniform but leaves its effectuation up to the individual states. Hosmer said his proposal would tend to lessen crime, save on electricity, promote safety and end confusion in transportation schedules. In the past, proposals for universal daylight saving have been opposed by farm organizations -- who claim it would disrupt ag-' riculture patterns -- and the entertainment indus- try, concerned that it would draw more people outside and away from their amusements. IF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS LIVED NOW he'd discover America on a motorbike. Check the Classified Ads for good buys now! ^ i«m .t*ov {.in., tut... F.». a, mt INDEPENDENT (AM) PRESS-TELEGRAM (PM)--A-5 SOLON SCORES TRADINGifAMPS, CLAIMS CONSUMERS ARE CHEATED HHIKilViKiVOlIARS Every time you come In! At over 3000 Standard Stations Participating Chevron Dealers NO PURCHASE NECESSARY . UCENSH, W..YBK ONLY · TMTM**TMTM£££^ ABM Senate Foes Boast Majority N-Y. Times Service WASHINGTON -- Opponents of the Sentinel missile program believe they can now muster a 53-vole majority in the Senate to block deployment of the planned ballistic missile defense system. The apparent majority opposition building up in the Senate against the Sentinel system--a rise from about 46 votes claimed by the opponents last year--injects a new political consideration into the administration's cur-, rent review of the antiballistic missile program. If the Administration, as a result of the current review, decides to go ahead with the plannned deployment of the $5.5-billion Sentinel system, it could face its first major political defeat in the Senate. This is a political risk the Administration could try to avoid, either by postponing the Sentinel program or by revising the planned deployment so options as to overcome some of the opposition. One of the known to be under consideration by the Pentagon is to "thin out" the Sentinel system by moving the missile defense bases further away from cities. Key Senate aides, however, believe such a politically-motivated reorientation of the Sentinel program may come too late to disarm the mounting and increasing solid opposition in the Senate to embarking on any form of a missile defense system. iMLY 3 MORE DAYS to take advantage of the HENREDON UPHOLSTERY SALE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28th IS YOUR LAST CHANCE YOUR CHOICE OF EVERY SOFA, CHAIR, LOVE SEAT OR OTTOMAN . . . YOUR CHOICE OF EVERY HENREDON DECORATOR FABRIC. NOW! 15% ;,AR PRICE PLEASE NOTE: FRIDAY IS ALSO THE LAST DAY FOR VERY SPECIAL PRICES ON SELECT WOOD PIECES OF DREXEL, HERITAGE AND HENREDON. UNO IEUH FIEEWtT IONC It4 V KYO, fine furniture since 1916 1975 LONG BEACH BLVD., LONGBEACH PHONE 591-1347 LIBERAL TERMS FREE PARKING DESIGNER ASSISTANCE Store Hours: 9:30 to 5:30 Daily Friday 12:30 to 9 P.M. WASHINGTON (UP1) -A congressman told the Federal Trade Commission Monday that trading stamps cost the average American family a week's worth of groceries every year. "While I do not want to eliminate trading stamps," said Rep. Lester L. Wolff, D-N.Y.. "there should be an option for the housewife to exchange her stamps for either cash or the premium." Wolff testified before an FTC hearing on rules it proposed Jan. 5 to regulate gasoline station "sweepstakes" and other commercial games intended to promote trade. "It has been clearly demonstrated that trading stamps add 2 per cent to the cost of food for the average family," Wolff said. "Since the annual cost of food is $50 billion, Uiis means the annual cost of trading stamps is $1 billion. * * * * : "WITHOUT THE cost of trailing stamps even,' American family could have the equivalent, of one week's groceries free every year," he said. ! Emphasizing he did not Advocate outlawing trading stamps -- "my own wife saves stamps -- I can't take a stand against niy own wife," Wolff said the FTC had been guilty of "nonfeasancc" in not regulating trading stamp practices. · In response to Wolff's .claims, the Sperry and plutchinson Co. -- SH Green Stamps -- said the FTC had investigated .trading stamps 12 years ago, pave the industry a clean bill of health and announced it "did not consider trading stamp plans, in themselves, to be an unfair method of competition under the law it administers." "Beyond that, the FTC has continued investigations from time to time and . . . found no basis for action against the trading stamp industry," Sperry arid · Hutchinson said. * + * * IT ADDED that Wolff's design in injecting "this totally irrelevant matter into the hearings en games was to publicize his perennial attempt to introduce a trading stamp bill into Congress." · He said there was a ·parallel between trading ·stamps and games spon- sored by the oil companies, which the FTC said sometimes involved unfair and deceptive practices. The FTC staff study concluded few larger prizes were awarded to the millions of persons playing the games once the original opening promotion had induced large numbers to participate. D u r i n g congressional testimony last year, witnesses charged some winning gasoline game cards were parceled out by dealers to their bigger customers or friends. Other charges said there were only a few winners in some of the games, despite advertising that said there were many. * * * * WITNESSES c l a i m e d the games were put together so dealers could pick out winners in advance. Others said in another game, a certain image that was required for a cash prize could be read through a sealed envelope by holding it up to a high- powered slide projection light. Chairman John D. Dingell. D-Mich., of the House small business subcommittee, and its ranking Republican, Rep. Silvio O. Contc of Massachusetts, disclosed Monday they had recommended that the panel make its own investigation of give-away games. They told the I-TC they had become "increasingly concerned with the frequent deception of consumers apparently taking place . . ." CONTE ALSO said if the alleged abuses were not stopped, Congress would have to consider outlawing the gasoline games. Dcnart £ Broide Inc., a Washington firm representing companies which sponsor more than 75 per cent of all such games, said the companies awarded more than S51 million in prizes in 1967 and 19GS, most of them in cash. It said the FTC staff study dealt only with 1966 and 1967 when the games were relatively new and when "some mistakes and abuses" occurred. Long Beach's Oldest Jewelers 333 Pine Ave. 31ENDEOWHISKEY-86PROOF-65SGRAIN NEUTRALSPIRITSJS1969CALVERT.DIST. CO.. LOUISVILLE. KY. Carefiil. hard-hearted. Beneath the velvet touch of Calvert Extra,The Soft Whiskey, there beats a true 86 proof disposition. 5 19 6 : J39 4/5 QT. QUART From Ford the Wagonmaster. Ford's Country Squire has Better Ideas where some wagons don't even have ideas. There's Ford's new "Front Room." It features instruments grouped together cockpit fashion for the driver and extra leg and knee room for his passengers. Top-of-the-line interiors, too, just like those in our luxury LTD's. 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