Independent from Long Beach, California on March 11, 1966 · Page 1
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/WEATHER . . a L«W clouds *nd fog night and «arjy morn'-' ~ ing noun, otherwise mostly sunny. High near ·5. Complete weather on Page A-2. Independent HORSES GUARDED AFTER 6 SLASHINGS --See Page A- 8 \ Phoni'nc5-ii6!'r-i,Cl««fi«d No. HE 2-595? PAGES LONS BEACH, CALIFORNIA 90801, FRIDAY, MARCH II. 1966 VOL 28 -- NO. 157 «g^ HOME EDITION -- lOa i School-Lunch Prices Ordered Cut for Poor Conferees Put Billion ~v Back in War-Tax Bill State Board Votes Controversial Plan WASHINGTON #)-- Senate · House troubleshooters reconnected t h e telephone tax and reworked a Social Security amendment Thursday to give President Johnson the extra $6 billion he wants. A conference committee representing the t w o chambers agreed on a compromise Viet Nam tax bill that will go to Johnson next week if Sen ate and House approve it. Knocked out was a Senate --AP Wlrwtwlo ONE OF FEW 'GREEN BERET' SURVIVORS One of surviving handful of U.S. Special-Forces advisers, wounded in last- ditch ; defense of Ashau.camp, is' carried from rescue helicopter at Da Nahg. Garrison of "green berets", ghd Montagnard;'tribesmen fought, reinforced ·North Viet regiment for two'days before being overrun. Mob Mars in Stfixf AMSTERDAM (UPI)--Some 2,000 anti-German demdnstra tors · marred the royaf wed ding of Crown Princess Bea trix to a former Hitler Youth member. Thursday by hurlinj smoke bombs, jeering ant strewing the wedding proces si on with anti-Fascist litera tur'e, Riot police, both mounted and .on foot, clubbed denibn stratbrs, mostly teen-agers into submission. An estimate 24'screaming youths were ar rested or injured in the club swinging melee that spoiled the 1 wedding day of the 2! year-old heiress to the Dutc throne. · "-* * + * * THE dignified ceremony i a 17th century church tha joined Beatrix to suave Ge man diplomat Claus von Am berg, 39, contrasted sharp! with-the ugly clashes on th cbbblestoned streets betwee police and defiant youths. ./The ex-Wehrmacht and H ler Youth member, a flow tucked in the lapel of morning coat, never lost h composure and firmly held to !the hand of his smilin bride. ,'At a reception later, Vi (Continued Page A-6, Col. 4 OVERRUN BY REDS Camp falls, had been fighting against i reinforced regiment of Nortl Vietnamese regulars -- abou 2,000 troops -- who p u s h e through the barbed-wire peri meter and across a heavil; FEMININE LOGIC "FREE LABOR" Is what you Ret when the cost of installing something has already been figured Into the price of the merchandise. --JEAN FLYNN ·' CANADIAN cabinet member stuns Parliament with charge that country has its own version of Profumo scandal. Page A-8. · BANK PRIME-INTEREST rate hike throws ·'stock market In tailspin. Page B-9. · LONG BEACH CFTY COLLEGE'S Vikings 'fall in state junior college basketball playoffs. "·Page C-l. ioby-trapped moat to storm e camp. Despite the staggering odds amendment that.would have cept the excise tax on res- dential telephone service at 3%, while restoring long-distance calls to the 10% rate. * * * * AS THE bill stands' n o w the telephone tax will return to the 10% level which prevailed before Jan. 1 on both local and long-distance service. On the Social S e c u r i t y amendment, which also was added to the House bill by the Senate, the conferees came up with a plan that would delay its impact beyond the next budget period. The original plan was to extend Social- Security payments to 1.8 million persons over 70 who are not now covered. · As rewritten in the compromise session, it woulc benefit an estimated 300,000 persons over 72 years of age This would be accom slished by providing that th' monthly payments could no By RAY F. HERNDON SAIGON, Friday (UPI)--U.S. Marine helicopters iev through heavy gunfire of Communist North Viet amese regulars to remove 69 defenders of an overrun J.S. Special Forces camp near the Laotian border, i vas disclosed today. At least four Americans vere' known to have been aved/ and there were prob- bly more "green berets" n the group picked up by the lelicopters. The rescue took lace as. Communist forces closed in on the camp at Ashau, where 400 American md South Vietnamese defenders put up a heroic two-day attle against staggering odds. Two helicopters in the second wave that went in to remove survivors were shol down. Three in the four-man crew in one of the helicopters were rescued, but the crew o! the other aircraft was lost. * * * * THE Montagnard tribesmen and Chinese Nung defenders with their American advisers Wage-Floor Agreement Is Reached WASHINGTON OP) -- The ohnson administration, organized labor and key House eaders have agreed to work or a minimum wage increase go to anyone who already i: collecting a federal, state o local pension of any kind o a railroad retirement pension * * * * ; TOGETHER, the two Sen ate amendments wouid hav stripped more than $1 billio from the bill's anticipate ;yenues. Sen. Winston L; Prouty, R ram $1.25 an hour to $1.60 by Feb. 1, 1968, Rep. Adam Clayton Powell, D-N.Y., said Thursday. Powell said the agreement reached after months of nego Nation, calls for no change in the minimum this year, and an increase to $1.40 on Feb. 1, 1967. In addition, new coverage would be extended to about 6.9 million workers, Powell said. The agreement indicates organized labor yielded to the author of the Social Se- urity amendment, said he ad not decided whether to ry to fight the conference re- ort when it comes up in the enate next week. The bill raises the extra SO illion by restoring excise ax reductions on autos ant elephone service which wen nto effect Jan. 1, by speeding p payment of corporation ncome taxes, and by insti- uting on May 1 a new gradated witholding system for ndividual income taxes. Under the new withholding ilan, persons in the · higher ncome brackets will have ad- itional amounts taken from their pay checks but low-in- _ome families will have some- vhat smaller sums withheld. * # * * THE conferees retained a Senate amendment sponsored by Sen. John J. Williams, R- Del., aimed at tax reductions now taken on some expendi- .ures for- political purposes. The amendment denies Income-tax deduction for payments for advertising In a national convention program or other political publication and for tickets to fund-raising dinners and other events (Continued Page A-6, Col. 4) By ROBERT W1LCOX Educallm Cdtor The State Board of Education Thursday launched a controversial plan to provide free or reduced-prico cafeteria lunches for children from poverty-strickeu_ families. The p r o g r a m probably would cause a price hike for the other children and, in any case, pupils in the s a m e school district would be pay ing varying prices f o r the same food. Tile board, meeting in Los Angeles, approved the plan in skeleton form and ordered the minimum cost of loans to the' State Department of Educa- Big Banks Loan Rate Increased NEW YORK OP) -- The nation's biggest and most se- tion to d r a w up detailed cure borrowers was boosted guidelines it will urge school by major banks Thursday to districts to follow. » « * * THE ACTION overrode pro tests that the p l a n would "cause resentment" among families paying the higher prices. th us making it more difficult and more costly to ' borrow. . The move, which ultimately might mean higher rates, on consumer loans, was initiated by Morgan Guaranty The board also nsked the Trust Co. of New York early federal government! to restore Thursday afternoon. $101 million in proposed cuts for California in its lunch and milk subsidy program arid to Increase t h e allotment by Joined the move. $38.5 million. 'WITHIN hours, many jf the nation's largest banks had There was no immediate About 900 of the' state's comment from the Treasury was learned that the camp efenders planned to stage a unterattack a g a i n s t the omniumsts- who had taken -er some of the camp's bun- ers. The counterattack was ailed off at the last minute hen two supporting aircraft ad to leave the area because ley were running short on uel and ammunition. administration's i n s i s t ence that any larger increases now would be inflationary. A:spokesman,for AFL-CIO president George Meany said he had accepted. the new proposal. . . # * .* · THE AFL-CIO spokesman explained that the proposal agreed on by the administra- Tm Emotionally Fit,' Says Reagan C»mblnri WIr« Krvlcx One t w i n - e n g i n e Army tion and the labor orgamza- ransport "Caribou" slipped tion moved the effective under the low overcast and dates up by seven months and ropped two loads of am- lunition into the tiny patch :ill held by the defenders. * * * * ABOUT 400 tribesmen and 2 to 13 U. S. advisers had efended the camp. . The advisers had called own air strikes on their own Continued Page A-6, Col. 3) Icebreaker Ships Due L.B. Base that it would mean $126 per year more for a worker af- 'ected by the increases than :he earlier compromise proposed by Meany. The proposed new coverage in the bill would extend mini mum wage protection to workers .in restaurants, hotels and motels, hospitals, laundries and dry cleaners, retail trades, motion picture theaters and several small industries. It also would bring in farm workers for the first time, using a formula that covers farms which employ an average of seven persons on a full- time basis. They would start at SI an hour- and go up to SACRAMENTO -- Repub-l lican Ronald Reagan assured a news conference Thursday ie is "emotionally, fit" to be governor in spite of his walkout at a Negro Republican Convention last weekend. Reagan said "inferences" that he is a bigot "touched a nerve and I got mad." But he insisted, "I am not thin-skinned." Reagan, telling why he walked out the meeting, said "I'm not a politician. There are some things you can't take as a man." Reagan talked about the in cident during a news confer ence in the Capitol--held just across the hall from the gov ernor's office he hopes to oc cupy. * * * * FOR MORE than 30 min Amusements A-28-29 Classified D-3 .Comics D' 2 Ifeath Notices ..A-24 Editorial B-2 Markets B-8-9 Radio-TV C-8 Shipping A-28 Stepping Out ...A-33 Women .......B-5-7 i, r-T NKIOMI ·uriM $1.30 in 1968. WASHINGTON -- Two ice- ireakers will be based in Long Beach after they are ransferred from the Navy to .he Coast Guard later this year, it was announced Thurs day. Rep. Craig Hosmer, R-Long Beach, said the USS Glacier will be redesignated a Coast Guard cutter and assigned to Long Beach on June 30. The USS Burton Island will be assigned to Long Beach as a cutter on Nov. 1. The Glacier, now based at Boston, will leave in early autumn for Antarctica. The Burton Island, now based at Seattlft.-will he in Long Beach until she is deployed to the utes, the actor who is seekin his party's nomination fo governor answered repeatec questions about what hap pened last Saturday at meeting of the California Ne ro Republican Assembly in ianta Monica. "It hasn't been accurately eported as yet," he said, ex- ilaining why he left the hall ollowing a round table with is primary opponents that included a talk of civil rights. Reagan said "frankly, I gol mad" at answers given by candidates George Christopher and William Patrick to questions dealing with Civil rights. Reagan said he rose to a point of personal privilege af- :er the question period because "there were inferences of bigotry and racial prejudice" made by Christopher, former mayor of San Fran Cisco, and Patrick, a cosmetics manufacturer. * * * · "THERE WAS no outright charge," he said. "I felt in the manner of answering, there were inferences that (Continued Page A-6, Col. 1) 1,400 school districts, includ ,ng Long Beach, receive the federal subsidies which Include surplus food as well as cash. The subsidies are used to provide lower lunch prices. » » * * HOWEVER federal regulations prohibit a varied price schedule within a school district, and the s t a t e board asked that this restriction be removed. School districts which follow the board's proposed antipoverty lunch recommenda lions will be faced with hiking prices for others, absorbing the loss, or diverting other federal funds, if possible. The state board can not force a school district to adopt the program. However, the State Department of Education must approve all requests for surplus food allotments and could make the antipoverty plan a condition. The Long Beach surplus food allotment runs more than $300,000 a year. Under the plan, a school district would provide free or Department, The Federal Re: serve Board declined com- .- ment. The most immediate Impact was on.the. stock mar;, ket, which had been rallying; strongly. It went into a sharp decline and prices closed slightly lower. Any increase in the prime rate -- the interest banks charge their biggest customers -- often precedes in-^ creases in other rates of interest, such as on consumer. loans. · * * * ; HIGH interest rates are re^ arded as bearish by ths, stock market because invest-; ment-money is attracted from . itocks by the high return of-" fered by banks. William S. Renchard, chair-: man of the Chemical Bank · New York Trust Co. said the new rate structure "should- act as a deterrent to over- rapid expansion of bank credit with possible inflationary consequences." reduced - price lunches in areas it designates as "pov- ery pockets." In addition, c h i l d r e n at nondesignated schools would receive the b e n e f i t after establishing SAN FRANCISCO OP) -California b a n k s followed Eastern banks Thursday In raising prime interest rates from 5 to 5'/ 2 %. Those announcing the hiks included Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Crocker Cili- need. Priorities would include zens and Bank of California, family emergency, low income and families on general relief. A low-income family would be defined as one mak- (Continued Page A-7, Col. 2) NAA to Build $30-Million Seal Beach Aero Complex western Arctic in June of next year. The transfer from the Navy is in line with a decision to turn virtually all icebreaking responsibilities over to the Coast Guard. Each vessel has a complement of about 1,200 ihen. (Pletur* on P«« AO) By LEE CRAIG AerotMCi Editor A $30-million, seven-building aerospace complex will be built on the 124-acre former Hellman Ranch property in Seal Beach by North American Aviation, the space firm disclosed Thursday. The complex will house management, engineering and ighl manufacturing aCtivitic: for the Saturn II launch ve hide, second stage of the Apollo-Saturn moon rocket. P r e p a r a t i o n of the site bounded by Bay Boulevart and Westminster Avenue is under way for first phase con struction of three buildings due for completion next year Those structures first to b' luilt will include an eight- tory administration and en- Sneering b u i l d i n g and a h r e e - s t o r y multipurpose luilding which can be utilized or office, laboratory or light manufacturing purposes. A w a r e h o u s e · maintenance luilding also is set for con struction this year. The new complex will consolidate and concentrate the Seal Beach Saturn II program of NAA's Space and Informa ;ion Systems Division. Presently, the division is assem tling the Saturn JI at facili ties adjacent to the new site which are leased on the Sea Beach Naval Weapons Sta tion. The first three building: MAYOR HAD A VERY PALE GREEN THUMB vill have a combined total of 179,000 square feet and a :apability of housing 6,000 smployes. At present, about 2,700 employes are assigned o the Seal Beach operation. Construction is expected to jegin in June. Part of the "acility should be in operation by the end of this year. First )hase construction costs will )e $15.5 million. Other buildings planned include an engineering office auilding, two electronics manufacturing buildings and a light manufacturing building. Master plan for the Seal Beach program calls for a possible combined total of 12,000 personnel for both old and new facilities. OKLAHOMA CITY "That's too much," an astonished and slightly shaken Mayor George Shirk said for all to hear Thursday. That was after what was expected to be a routine tree planting ceremony in Downtown Oklahoma City. A newsman thought a bit more glamor would be added to photographs if Shirk stood on a balled and burlaped pin oak tree and both were lifted a few feet off the ground by a crane. Shirk agreed. But crane operator G. \V. Manuel didn't stop at just a few feet--he took the tree, with the mayor holding nn for dear life, a full 60 feet to the fifth floor of a downtown building where the tree was to be planted for the benefit of air passengers. 3 Convicted in Slaying oi Malcolm X NEW YORK W) -- A upreme court jury Thursday night convicted three men, wo of them Black Muslims, of first-degree murder in the 965 assassination of Malcolm X.. The verdict was returned at 12:30 a.m. by the panel of three white women and nine men, three of them Negroes. Convicted were Talmadge Hayer, 24, also known as Thomas Kagan, of Paterson, N. J.; Norman 3X Butler, 27, of The Bronx; 15X Johnson, Bronx. and Thomas 30, of The Cong Bombs Kill 7 SAIGON, Friday MP--Viet Cong terrorists killed severi persons and wounded 54 others Thursday when they threw two grenades into a bar-restaurant at Binh Duong City about 20 miles north of Saigon, a Vietnamese military spokesman said today.

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