Independent from Long Beach, California on January 21, 1975 · Page 1
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Long Beach, California
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Tuesday, January 21, 1975
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Answer to desert's mysterious Heeth 9 --Story, photo on Page A-14 HE 5-1 161 -Classified No. HE 2,5959 WEATHER ? Fog near the coast in the morning b«t otherwise fair. High near p, low near 48. Complete weather on Page C-8. 48 Pages LONG BEACH, CAUFNIA, TUESDAY; JANUARY 21 1975 .. Volume 36-No. 57 Home Delivered Daily ond Sundoy-$4.00Pe Jackson, Kennedy move to block Ford's oil WASHINGTON (UPD Sens. Henry M. Jackson, D-Wash., and Edward M. K e n n e d y , D - M a s s . , an-, nounced Monday they will try to prevent President Ford from imposing a tariff on imported oil or removing price controls on domestic oil. The tariff and decontrol plans are key parts of Ford's new energy cons e r v a t i o n p r o g r a m . Federal Energy Adminis- t r a t i o n officials predict these and other Ford measures would r a i s e gasoline prices by more than 10 cents a gallon. Jackson and Kennedy told a news conference that House Majority Leader Thomas P. O'Neill Jr., D-Mass., would join the effort to block Ford from c a r r y i n g out his announced plans for 60 days so Congress could consider alternative measures. U n d e r t h e J a c k s o n Kennedy resolution, either house of Congress would be empowered to veto by majority vote either the t a r i f f increase or the decontrol action, or both. The senators said they had enough support to override a veto of their resolution. They said the measure would come up Fire out of control Smoke rises over northern San Fernando Valley Monday from natural-gas storage facility near Angeles National Forest. Workmen tried all day Monday to plug leak and oil well fire-fighter Red Adair was summoned from Texas to study situation, but old storage well was expected to burn for several days. Southern California Gas Co. said one million cubic feet of gas was escaping daily at cost of $500. No homes were endangered. AP Watergate-style Senate panel OKd to probe CIA WASHINGTON (UPD -Senate Democrats voted M o n d a y to set up a Watergate-style Senate committee to investigate allegations the CIA, FBI and perhaps other government agencies h a v e engaged in illegal intelligence-gathering on Americans. Despite an impassioned plea from Sen. John C. Stennis not to subject the CIA to possibly destructive exposure, the Democratic caucus voted 45 to 7 to create a select committee for an "in-depth" investigation "to correct abuse" and set a tentative reporting d e a d l i n e - o f On Coin Exchange Paper corrects SEC case story On Dec. 13, 1974, this newspaper published an account of a legal action instituted in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles by the Securities Exchange C o m m i s s i o n a g a i n s t Monex Intel-national Ltd., 'doing business as Pacific Coast Coin Exchange, and Louis E. Carabini Jr., its president. This newspaper regrets that its account of this proceeding contained certain inaccuracies it hereby wishes to correct: Although the defendants consented to the entry by the court of a temporary restraining order that restrained violations of the registration and antifraud provisions of the federal securities laws -- Section 5 and 17(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section l(Xb) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 thereunder -- in the sale of securities, including defendants' investment program relating to margin orders of silver coins, silver bullion, gold coins and foreign currencies, d e f e n d a n t s n e i t h e r a d m i t t e d n o r denied thereby the allegations of the commission's complaint, which alleged that the defendants were G e l l i n g securities t h a t were not registered with ihfi commission and were mingmng in fraud in the safe'of those securities. Defendants have advised this newspaper that they will rigorously con- test and d i s p u t e the charges of the c o m m i s - sion set forth in the complaint and reported in the story of Dec. 13,1974. Although in April 1974 the same defendants consented to entry of a preliminary injunction by a Texas District Court on complaint f i l e d by the attorney general of Texas for violation of the Texas Securities Act, that court did in August 1974 render judgment that the defendants were not selling securities within the meaning of the Texas Securities Act and did not violate any provision of the Texas Business and C o m m e r c e Code. The T e x a s attorney general has taken an appeal from the judgment for defendants. Sept. 1. Meantime, Vice President Nelson A. Rdckefel- ler, chairman of an eight- m e m b e r c o m m i s s i o n named by President Ford to examine CIA activities, said that allegations of "massive" s p y i n g on Americans by the CIA had not been borne out in his panel's initial investigation. "I do not want to make any conclusions but that's not the impression left so far," Rockefeller said. Former CIA Director Richard Helms, commenting to reporters a f t e r testifying in the commis- (Tum to Back Pg. Col. 1) GUARDS ON TRASH RUN A r m e d g u a r d s rode shotgun on refuse trucks in s e v e r a l South Bay cities Monday and collection of garbage was nearly back on schedule. A s p o k e s m a n for Browning-Ferris Industries, I n c . , a Gardena- based firm that provides refuse-collection service in the Carson-Lawndale a r e a , said out-of-state drivers were brought in Friday to man the company's 70 collection trucks after regular drivers called a w i l d c a t s t r i k e Wednesday. ; GM joins in cash rebates New-York Times Service DETROIT--The American auto industry's barrier against price cuts on passenger cars, which had been deteriorating in the last two weeks, collapsed Monday. General Motors Corp., the giant of the industry, . became the last of the Big Three automakers to announce substantial rebates to customers in an attempt to spur sales and lift the industry out of one of its worst slumps since World War II. Thomas A. Murphy, the corporation chairman, said that rebates ranging from $200 to $500 would be^ paid directly to customers who have bought or who will buy any of the company's compact and subcompact models between Jan. 13 and Feb. 28. General Motors' action follows similar moves announced by the Ford Motor Co. last Thursday and by the Chrysler Corp. on Jan. 8. Neither Ford nor Chrysler could supply any nationwide figures comparing sales now with sales before their rebates began. But spokesmen for both companies said that many more cars were being sold now than before. THE SUCCESS of Chrysler's program is expected to be reflected in the regular 10-day sales figures when they are reported on Thursday. Although General Motors would not comment, its move Monday was seen as a clear response to competitive pressures exerted by Ford and Chrysler. And observers here were noting that at least some price competition still existed within the industry. In recent years the automakers had been criticized as being scmimonopolistic: General Motors would, in effect, set prices for the whole industry and the other manufacturers would follow. Now the reverse seems to have happened, with Chrysler--smallest of the big three--setting the pattern. The smaller American Motors Corp., with less than 5 per cent of the domestic market, is left as the only U.S. manufacturer not now offering some kind of price reduction. Car-smog device delay rejected Our L.A. Bureau Los Angeles Superior various declarations leave Court Judge Harry Hupp no doubt that there is respectable/ scientific opinion that smog is worse in the South Coast Air Basin t h a n elsewhere in the state. Hahn said later he was d i s a p p o i n t e d by the judge's decision, adding that county counsel and his own personal lawyer were reviewing the possibility of further court action, j Meanwhile, he said, he is "confident that the law w i l l eventually be over- has refused to grant a preliminary injunction to halt application of a controversial law requiring 1966-70 model cars in the Southland to be fitted with special smog devices. T h e i n j u n c t i o n w a s sought by Los Angeles County and also by Supervisor Kenneth Hahn as a class action suit on behalf of affected motorists. Lawyers for the county and Hahn argued that the law was unconstitutional inasmuch as it denied equal protection by limiting the fitting of the devices only to cars in the South Coast Air Basin. Judge Hupp, however, said it has long been clear that the Legislature may constitutionally draw distinctions based on different situations. He said for a Senate vote this week. Rep. Al Ullrnan, D-Ore., incoming chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, said it would be "almost impossible" to pass Ford's energy tax proposals because they amount to an "unfair way of applying a tax on energy." Sources at the White House said Ford was preparing to issue a proclamation this week imposing the new tariff despite strong Democratic opposition. The tariff would be $1 per barrel Feb. 1, rising to $2 March 1. It would rise to $3 April 1 if by then Congress had not enacted an excise tax Ford proposed of $2 per (Turn to Back Pg. Col.-2) Slashed heart semi up as 8 hold man down A Santa Monica surgeon has saved the life of a stabbing -victim by performing emergency open-heart surgery while eight attendants held the flailing patient on a table. The man was reported in serious condition but was expected to live. The attendants had begun to admin- i s t e r morphine to Herman "Hap" Paulk, 44, when Dr. William G. Plcst- ed cut into the chest cavity, separated the ribs and took the victim's heart in his hands, officials said. Paulk was still trying to get off the emergency room table when Plested began to suture the knife wound in his heart. The operation was performed in an emergency room at Santa Monica Hospital Sunday night. Plested, summoned from his nearby home when the stabbing victim was brought into the hospital, said Paulk would have died if doctors wasted precious seconds transferring the patient to an operating room. A c t i n g immediately, the doctor sewed up a knife wound in Paulk's heart, then patched up his chest in an operation that took almost an hour. Police said Paulk, a warehouse supervisor from San Bernardino, was taking a walk with his wife in Palisades Park overlooking the Pacific Ocean Sunday evening when three young men attacked them.. One teen-ager grabbed Mrs. Paulk and pinned her arms to her sides. The other two attacked her husband, and he was stabbed in the chest with a long-handled knife. The attackers then fled, police said, without taking any valuables. Paulk tried to walk out of the park b u t f e l l , his w i f e reported. She screamed and someone called an ambulance. Police had no clues to the attackers. Police posse combs hills , T for 3 shooting suspects By RUSS MacDONALD Staff Writer Police from three cities were using dogs and four- wheel drive vehicles in the rugged Anaheim Hills late Monday in a massive manhunt for three youths who forced their way into an Anaheim home and shot the owner. The dragnet by about 50 officers in the rough canyon area in the east end of the city began soon after 1:50 p.m. when a c i t i z e n d r i v i n g down Santa Ana Canyon Road spotted 64-year-old Holland E. Nesmith standing bleeding at the roadside. Officers called to the scene found Nesmith, of 6060 Santa Ana Canyon R o a d , had two bullet wounds in the face. They took him to C a n y o n General Hospital in Anaheim where he w a s reported in serious condition in the intensive-care unit. I n f o r m a t i o n w a s sketchy but Anaheim Police Sgt. Jim Webb said Nesmith apparently was wounded in an exchange of shots with three Caucasian males--one about 22 y e a r s old, the others about 14 or 15--who parked a stolen ear in Nes m i t h ' s driveway and forced their way into his home. Robbery appeared to be the motive and it was believed the bandits got only $2, Webb said. Nesmith told officers he fired several shots at the intruders, possibly wounding the oldest one, whom he said was about 6 feet tall, 170 pounds, with long blond hair. The other two were described only as Caucasian and one of them wore a blue shirt. The young suspects fled into the hills on foot after the shooting, leaving the stolen c a r in the driveway, Webb said. They will be charged with armed robbery and attempted murder, he said. He said about 30 Anaheim officers were being helped in their search of the area by Garden Grove officers using dogs, and several four-wheel drive vehicles driven by officers from the City of Irvine. . A command post was set up at the intersection , of Anaheim Hills Road and Santa Ana Canyon- Road. The area is north-' west of the Anaheim Hills Golf and Country Club. Arab terrorists give up turned by the court or repealed by the Legislature." He noted t h a t both houses of the Legislature have requested the California Highway Patrol to delay enforcement of the law and that a Senate bill calling for its repeal is in the hopper. Firemen, medics heroes Paraplegic saved from hot wires "^TM ^·"·^ . . . . ._ _1 ,,._ i u n r 4 i n c W f" 1 Downed high-voltage lines crackled about paramedics and firemen as they pulled an injured and unconscious paraplegic driver from a van that, crashed into a utility pole Monday morning, police said. Officer Clifford L. Williams, who saw the rescue, said the emergency workers "showed y r o a l heroism" as they went a f t e r the driver while 7,000-volt lines "sparked all over" the scene. Officials at Community Hospital reported the driver, Howard M. Poole, 44, of i»»»7 San Antonio Drive, Fountain Valley, suffered cuts and braises but was in good condition. Fooie was later transferred to Veterans Administration Hospital for treatment. The fl:01 a.m. accident at Seventh Street and Sil- vera Avenue toppled the pole, which carried both telephone and power lines, and the van came to rest against the butt of the pole. According to investigators, Poole said he had blacked out shortly before the accident. O f f i c i a l s i d e n t i f i e d Poole's rescuers as Fire Capt. J.M. Snow, who described the incident as "a bil eerie," firemen Dan Supcrnow and O.F. Husoe and paramedics W.C. Mitchell and N.C. Crawford. The Southern California Edison Co. said the accident caused a power outage to about 7,500 customers in a 25-squarc- block area in East Long Beach. Power was restored to all but 1,500 customers within 11 minutes and to the others w i t h i n 28 minutes. PARIS (UPD - Three Arab gunmen surrendered to Iraqi authorities early today after their commandeered Air France 707 jetliner landed in Baghdad for the second time in less than 24 hours. The all-volunteer crew was reported safe. The Arabs took off from O r l y Airport early M o n day after France provided the plane and let them go in exchange for 10 hos tages they held for 17 hours at the airport. The trio had tried Jo shoot up an Israeli airliner Sundaj "The plane landed in Baghdad at 4:43 a.m.,' said a spokesman for Air France. "The guerrillas g a y e themselves up to ' Iraqi authorities and the Air France crew is safe and sound." The plane landed in Baghdad a f t e r a flight over the Arabian peninsula, the Red Sea, parts of Egypt and back to Iraq as airport a f t e r airport denied them permission to land. The plane was commandeered Monday at Orly, outside of Paris, after the gunmen released their hostafies following an abortive attack on an El Al passenger plane. The attack left 18 persons in the terminal injured. As the aircraft' f l e w over the Arabian peninsula, several A^ab nations closed their airports to prevent the plane from landing. ' The gunmen, who have been denounced by the P a l e s t i n e L i b e r a t i o n Front, originally demanded to be flown to Jedda, Saudi Arabia, but were r e f u s e d permission to land. INDEPENDENT . CHOU EN-LAI predicts new world war because of U.S.-Soviet rivalry. Page A-2. · INTEREST RATES on FHA, VA home loans drop. Page A-5. · DRASTIC MEASURES to prevent bankruptcy f r o m soaring Medi-Cal costs urged. Page A-6. · PEOPLE'S LOBBY files $63 million lawsuit against Standard Oil of California charging invasion of privacy. Page A-15. : Amusements.... B-7 Classified C-8 Comics B-6 Editorial B-2 Financial C6-7 Life/Style A-8,9 Obituaries C-8 Shipping C-8 Sports Cl-5 Television C-16 u

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