Independent from Long Beach, California on February 26, 1969 · Page 5
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A-6-INDEPENDENT (AM) PRESS-TELEGRAM Lo«s Beach, Calif., w«j., Feb. Strike Not s Over, Says Hayakawa »' Students Block Teachers' Demand for State of Peace LOS ANGELES (UPI) -- Acimg President S. 1. I I.i\\ikawa said Tuesday hi doubted "very much" thai a proposed agreement to end a six-week strike by union teachers at San Francisco College would end their walkout at the embattled campus. Hayakawa told newsmen that after a college official signed the agreement Monday, the American Federation of Teachers had injected a condition to return to the classroom only if "a peaceful and free academic atmosphere prevails on campus." "I expect only a fraction to come hack because the students are still on .strike," the famed seman- lic'ist said. THE STUDENT action would prevent a peaceful atmosphere, he said. A showdown on the agreement appeared to be nearly certain Wednesday when Gov. Ronald Reagan, who voiced opposition to the proposed settlement, SAN FRANCISCO (Jfl -- Teachers and students picketed peacefully Tuesday at San Francisco State College. r meets in Los Angeles with others on the State College Board of Trustees, to consider the agreement. Reagan said Tuesday in Sacramento he would not agree to the proposed settlement if its terms were those contained in the news media. H a y a k a w a , despite knowledge of Reagan's announced opposition, predicted tiie trustees would approve the settlement, which was conditionally signed by a trustees representative and a San Francisco State official. Commenting on the governor's two-fold reason for opposing the agreement, Hayakawa said striking teachers would receive pay only for time worked and the agreement did not stipulate the AFT as a bargaining agent for state college faculties. REAGAN said the San Francisco State pact would have the effect of making the AFT the bargaining agent. He said the AFT had been repudiated by a majority of the faculty members. The governor also objected to what be said was a provision that t h e . professors could ret u r n to work w i t h o u t being docked for days they were net teaching. FACULTY VOTE HITS AT DUMKE LOS ANGELES (fft -More than 5,000 California State College faculty members have voted nearly 2-1 in favor of asking lh» resignation of Chancellor Glenn S. Dumke. the chairman of the Colleges' Academic Senate reported Tuesday. .John Stafford disclosed tin- results of a f a c u l t y referendum on 17 s t a t e college campuses. BUT THE ballots did not include California State College at Long Beach, the system's largest campus. · Stafford said the only campus where a majority of votes did not support the Academic Senate's action was at Cal Poly at Stin Luis Obispo. · The q u e s t i o n was whether the faculty supported the Academic Senate's vote last May expressing lack of cenl'id- fwf in Dumke and requesting him to resign. .. STAFFORD said :).W5 1 .l.ictilly supported the Sen- kite's vote, and 1,850 voted ·against it. An estimated ,,.-l»iOOO were eligible. Humphrey FATAL MUDSLIDES NIXON ENJOYS IMPACT OF NEWLY-WON BRITISH APPROVAL President Greets Well-Wishers After Luncheon With Queen Elizabeth --AP Wlrwhoto Nixon 9 s 'Deliberate 9 Conduct Praised by British Press By WALTER T. K1DDER From Our National Bureau LONDON - - If Presi- dem Richard M. Nixon has achieved noihing else on his current European t r i p he has at least made a good impression upon the British press. This is no mean nor small achievement. Nixon's relations with the foreign press have for a long lime been at arm's length. He wasn't liked bv Ihe NIXON AND WILSON (Continued from Page A - l ) seat of political power in this country. Visits to West Germany, Italy and France are next on the President's schedule. The Nixon-Wilson d i n - ner talk was the last extended session between the two men since Nixon arrived Monday night-talks that have taken up more than a quarter of the President's 40 hours in Britain. He leaves for Bonn Wednesday morning on the next stage of his lightning European tour. Trevor Lloyd-Hughes. Wilson's spokesman, said there were "very constructive conversations" on the Atlantic Alliance, (he Middle East and Western relations with the Communists. The decision to exchange information on race relations was a surprise. It arose out of a spontaneous conversation that must have touched on Britain's current concern over the high rate of colored immigration into this country. IN EARLIER talks with Wilson, Nixon pledged U.S. dedication to European unity and to NATO. He again voiced support for British entry into the European Common Market. Nixon thus obliquely signaled U.S. opposition to French President Charles De Gaulle's reported plan for reshaping the framework of a united Europe. U.S. officials played down the trouble potential in De Gaulle's proposals, saying his idea was "a pretty preliminary suggestion" and insisting it would cause no particular problem when Nixon meets Friday with the French president. Outside the political arena, Nixon seemed keen to mingle with the friendly crowds in the misty streets of the capital. Time and again he left his security men behind and got in among the people to shake hands and exchange greetings. He lunched with Queen Elizabeth It at Buckingham Palace, placed a wreath in Westminster Abbey and paid a surprise visit to the House of Commons. ACTION LINE (Continued from Page A - l ) directory can be obtained l'r:e of charge from the Los Angeles Welfare Planning Council's Camp Bureau, 731 S. Hope St., Los Angeles, Calif. 90017, 622-1231. In the directory, you will find listed the facilities, sessions, fees and programs of the different camps. Right of Center Q. I am in a senior citizen's club and am having an argument with the club president. Can you please tell us on which side, of the speaker's stand the U.S. flag should be displayed. Does it make a difference if the flag is on a platform or on the floor? S.M., Bellflower. A. When the U.S. flag is displayed on a platform or on a stage, it should be placed on a staff to the right of the speaker as he faces the audience. Any other flag should be on his left. When the U.S. flag is displayed on the same level as the audience, the flag should be to the right of the audience as it faces the speaker. Any other flag should be to the audience's left. Puzzled If you worked the puzzle in Tuesday's ACTION LINE, don't feel too smug. The puzzle was printed incorrectly. One circle was left out. Below is the way it's supposed to be. The lines repp-sent walls and the circles, doors, in a building. The problem is to draw a continuous line t h a t passes through each door once. The line may cross itself but you may not go through any door more than once. ACTION LINE is stumped. ^ "" ) ( Pi ^J T ) ( © ~ U V_^ ) ( A - ' -t7" "· ) ( r\ \^- ~ ) ( r\ REACTION In an item headed "Indian Pony" on Feb. 15, ACTION LINE said the Cherokees "withdrew" from the southern Allegheny Mountains area in the 1800's and were "reunited in Oklahoma". How dare you gloss over t h i s depth of infamy. The United Slates took the Cherokees' farms, property and livestock and marched them at bayonet point 1200 miles in Ihe hard winter to Oklahoma where they arrived in March, IS.'JO. The six-month journey caused Ihe death of 4,000 of the 17,000 Indians who started the trek. 'Ihcse highly civilized, gentle people were victims in one of the darkest chapters of American history. Mrs. O.K. and Mrs". D.R., Long licach. foreigners when he was regarded as a follower of the late Sen. Joseph R. (McCarthy nor was lie readily accepted by f o r - eign writers during his years as U.S. vice president. REPRESENTATIVES of the foreign press who covered the election of 1900 were enchanted by John F. Kennedy and in their view as opposed to Kennedy, Nixon cut but a sorry figure. In the years of his political exile, so to speak, Nixon traveled much but made little dent on the press of the countries which he visited. Nixon is basically not the type of man to whom reporters are drawn nor is he particularly drawn to them. Nixon is an operator rather than a thinker, a doer rather than a philosophizer. He has a straight line approach to problems, both in deed and in word. He has none of the wit of Kennedy nor the eloquence of that darling of t h e international p r e s s corps, Adlai E. Stevenson. Yet the British press in the past couple of days have become surprisingly pro-Nixon. One uses the word surprisingly because of all the newspapers which in the past of shown contempt for Nixon the British press has been in the forefront. In the past, they have derided his appearance, his style, his manner and his words. They had measured him and found him wanting. Now suddenly it is another story. The British press is cheering him on, wishing him well and speaking most effusively of his first month as President of ihe United States. London papers are talking of his "sure-footed- ness" of the deliberate way in which he is handling his new job and of the calm, rational way in which he appears to be conducting himself as President. The London papers which heretofore have been considerably less than friendly to Nixon have reversed themselves and are applauding him with vociferous enthusism. There are of course a number of reasons for that which have little or nothing to do with Nixon's personality. The British are for the moment in a row with General Charles De Gaulle and they see Nixon as the strongest ally t h a i might come to their aid. The British being a f u n - damentally sentimental people are more than willing to give the new President a chance, especially as they recognize that their future is almost inextricably entwined with that of the United States. But there is one other element in the curious reversal of the British at- liludc ' towards Nixon. That is that he undoubtedly is a more personable and more attractive man as President. The Nixon who is President is quite different from the Nixon who wanted to be president. HAVING achieved his own personal summit, he Is more relaxed, more certain and considerably less tense than he once was. Comforts L.A. Legion ~ 'We Lost the Election, but We Won the Issues By BOB HOUSER Political Editor Prolesior Hubert H. Humphrey flies back tu his Minnesota teaching du- lies today after 2% days in Los Angeles comforting his late legions with the theme, "We lost the election but we won the issues." The former vice president scored cordially with some 2,000 UCLA students in their student union Tuesday noon, telling that "now generation" to concentrate their energies on the national ills which they can help correct. They cheered, too, when, in reference to minorities, he said "people who have been denied for a century must have an extra dose of opportunity -- more than equal opportunity." POVERTY is a "now" largft, he said. "It's not just an occasional b l i g h t , but i t ' s here, indigenous, cancerous, malignant and in substantial measure." Money is the answer, he said, but legislators and more of the public have to be convinced. Humphrey appealed for suffrance for the poor, who are asked to manage some of their own programs but who sometimes do it poorly because they've never had a chance at respon^ibilitv "Be as toleratnt of them as you would of a doctor who has made one mistake after another over 25 to 30 years experimenting toward a Nobel prize." He askec, Is it any wonder inner-cities are bewildered and frustrated when those people see a hundred-story b u i l d i n g rise, and in its shadow the filth of humanity." r l he crises the nation speaks of, said Humphrey, "are the worst schools in areas where they need the best; the fewest garbage collectors where they're most needed; the highest crime rates where there are fewer and lower grade policemen." * * * * THE POOR are more poorly housed today than they were 10 years ago because legislators didn't believe the public wanted the massive housing prescribed 20 years ago by conservative Sen. Robert A. Taft. Humphrey said America is at the point of determination whether it is to be "an integrated society -not a non-segregated so- (Continued from Page A-l) boats in the marina were evacuated before the river surged into the anchorage. The harbor-master estimated 90 per cent of the more than 300 yachts -ranging from 18 to 50 feet -- were ruined or damaged. About 4,000 fled homes in the Ventura County community of Santa Paula when a creek overflowed. Another 2,200 were eva- cauled from homes near Cucamonga Wash, east of Los Angeles, when water spilled over the banks. * S * * THE VICTIMS in the Mt. Baldy tragedy were identified as Donald J. Stewart, 50; his daughters Denise, 16, Ann, 12, and his son David, 6. Stewart's wife, Alice, 48, and two other daughters escaped serious injury as did three other unidentified children. Heavy snows, dropping to 4,000 feet in most areas, were measured at three feet in the Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead resort areas and 30 inches at Mt. Baldy. Palm Springs Tram summit station had a total of eight feet as of Tuesday night, and snow showers were perdicted to continue through this afternoon in Southland ranges before the storm rolled eastward. Most roads were snow- blocked at higher elevations, while rock-mud slides and washouts hampered or prevented passage of all but specially- equipped emergency vehicles below the snow level. One of the hardest-hit Los Angeles County areas was the Sunland region. ciety -- of one race, the human race; whether there will be American apartheid and separatism or whether we will learn to live as a community. "The neglect of the city is an example of the neglect of the minorities. More blacks and Mexican-Americans h a v e moved to the inner-cities, and when our white brethren ring the inner city with a white band, letting ffO- ·-' " ·*$r .^dL*n "" .' where at least seven houses were washed away by the overflowing Big Tujunga Wash. About 40 other residences in the Riverwood Ranch area of Sunland were evacuated. It was believed all residenis got out safely after the abandonment order was issued. In the same area, two concrete bridges were washed out by the Big Tujunga, running about 150 yards wide, 40 feet deep and 30 miles an hour. * * * * THE RED Cross and Salvation Army moved into Sunland working from trucks, station wagons and mobile canteens to feed flood victims and rescue workers. Sheriff's deputies from Newhall station worked with forestry men to get water and propane gas to the Los Angeles Retarded Children's Ranch, isolated by floods. Deputies were altempting iale Tuesday to shoot lines across a 150-foot washed-out roadway area to forest service men on the other side at the junction of Bouquet Canyon Road and Vasquez Canyon Road. A major threat across wide areas of the county came when earth movements cracked open water and sewer pipes, threatening residenis with disease. County Health Officer Gerald A. Heidbreder said pipes were broken in Malibu, Saugus, Sunland and the Antelope Valley. Residents of these areas were advised to boil all water or use commercial bottled water as city and county crews worked to repair the lines. it die from lack of revenue and talent, that's the worst kind of discrimination." More than 1,000 former campaign workers greeted Humphrey at a reception in the Beverly Hilton Hotel Tuesday night. HE TOLD them of winning the campaign issues, noting the Nixon administration has reversed positions the GOP candidate TM-- jp- -- *~ : '^Jlt*-,wr-«:iKn?r ' a3«|af"g* New slides in the Eagle Rock area wiped out three homes on Oak Grove Drive west of Figueroa Street in Eagle Rock. More slides were threatening on Upperton Avenue in Eagle Rock. In central Los Angeles. the roof of a commercial building collapsed under the weight of rainwater. 'Hie structure, at 2221 N. Broadway, was unoccupied at the lime. :: ··: ¥ » AT LEAST one traffic deaih was attributed to rain-slick streets when a 42-year-old man was killed as his auto spun out of control on the Brownfield Drive overpass of the San Diego Freeway. The dead man was identified as Jay Erwin Mint?., of Sherman Oaks. Evacuation of homes was reported in Studio City and Woodland Hills. A freak danger was reported in Ihe escape of two crocodiles and two hippopotami as flooding hit Africa, U.S.A., northeast of Los Angeles. The beasts -- described as extremely dangerous -were last seen making their way down the Santa Clara River in Bouquet Canyon. * * * SPOT LOST RESCVE UNIT MAMMOTH LAKES tffl -- A six-member ski rescue team missing for two days was spotted from the air near Mammoth Mountain ski area north of Bishop Tuesday. An attempt to rescue the group by helicopter was planned Wednesday, weather permitting. took during the campaign. 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