Independent from Long Beach, California on February 25, 1969 · Page 9
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 9

Long Beach, California
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Tuesday, February 25, 1969
Page 9
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A-IO-INDEPENOENT (AM) PRESS-TELEGRAM (PM) L "* '· To "' '*· "' m ' CHP TO TEST STEAM-ENGINE PATROL CARS IN SMOG FIGHT From Our State Bureau SACRAMENTO -- California's battle against air pollution continues to accelerate, with the Highway Patrol announcing Monday that it will operate two smogless. experimental vehicles for six months. The vehicles will be operated by steam-powered ongines. One of the vehicles will be provided by Thermodynamic Systems. Inc., Newport Beach, and the other by Lear Motors Corp.. Reno. C H P Commissioner H.\V. Sullivan said that tlie program originally called for only one vehicle in he tested, but that a f t e r "six months in the developmental phases of this project, we believe the proposals of these two vendors offer several advantages. "In addition to providing the opportunity 10 evaluate two different systems, we can do so without direct financial cost to the state or any problem of proprietor}' interest." Sullivan said arrangements with the two firms include a provision that the CHP provide a 1967 model chassis into which the steam-powered engine may be installed. After the test, the chassis would be returned to the CHP. The company may, if it wishes, provide a chassis of its own choosing for HOW TO SUCCEED IN THE HOME IMPROVEMENT BUSINESS! Advertise in Classified. For action dial.HE 2-5959 now! the test, so long as it is similar to the standard patrol car. The experimental vehicles will be used in normal CHP activities, and will look like all other patrol cars now in use. One of the requirements is that the engine fit into a standard chassis. The steam-powered car must accelerate to at least S2 mi!es-per-hour in one- quarter of a mile from a standing start, and must be able to reach 115 mph after one mile. It must have a top speed of 130 pmh. It must operate on all types of roads found in California, at altitudes ranging from approximately 200 feet below sea level to 10,000 feel above, and in temperautres ranging from 20 degrees below 7ern to 120 above. ll must be able to be parked outside in freezing weather for one week, yet he capable of being started in a maximum of .'id seconds. It must be capa- | ble of being driven at 100 j mph for 25 miles without I any unusual adjustments. ] The vehicle must lie able to travel at least 250 miles without needing re; fueling. It must be safe, i It must not be noisier than a normal car. And, say the CHP specifications, "the emission of hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and oxides of nitrogen as well as any other air contaminants shall be at a minimum and, in any event, within state of California standards." The final requirement is that the vehicle must be able to be operated a minimum of 75,000 miles in 18 months without any major breakdowns or need for major service work. The planned test program is the result of a resolution introduced last year by Assemblyman John Francis Fnra'n, D-San Francisco, chairman of Ihe Assembly Committee on Transportation. LUNCHEON BY THE SEA JUST SECONDS FROM DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH Served In gracious ityle from 11 A.m. to 4:00 fit Lone Beach'* newest and finest Restaurant Your Host Mr. Norm Roberts SHOHELINE RESTAURRNT 1900 E. OCEAN BLVD. PHONE 437-0488 Lobby Floor Pacific Holiday Apartments O N E O F A M E R I C A ' S L A R G E S T A N D S T R O N G E S T Assets over $4 J 5 million GIVE YOUR SAVINGS Double Safety 0 Accounts insured to $15,000 by the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation. Dividends compounded daily -- from date in to dale out One of the highest reserve ratios in the nation. PER YEAR ON BONUS ACCOUNTS IN MULTIPLES OF $1.000 HELD 36 MOS. 5% per year current rate on Passbook Accounts LONG BEACH REGIONAL OFFICE FIDELITY ecAa SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION 525 East Ocean Boulevard 90802 Telephone 436-3271 W A I N O F F I C E : 225 EAST BROADWAY CLENDALE 91200 O T H E R R E G I O N A L O F F I C E S : SHERMAN OAKS SANTA ANA Free parking It took some doing, but Tarn O'Shanter has arrived. He's on your main street today, part of his epic march through Southern California to bring you the news about the biggest bargain in scotch... Tarn O'Shanter blended scotch whisky-now only $5,39 a fifth! 4/5 qt. Tain O'Slianler Blended Scotch Whisky / Bfi Proof / Golan Import Company. Beverly Hills, California

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