Independent from Long Beach, California on March 19, 1976 · Page 3
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 3

Long Beach, California
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Friday, March 19, 1976
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t Dcjcli, CJI.1., Frl..rSVmh U. l Official, TV autos stolen _ ,, 90-mph race nets car-then suspect A suspected car thief, spotted in Long B e a c h Wednesday and arrested a f t e r a 90-mile-an-hour chase down the San Diego Freeway, was transferred to Los Angeles City Jail Thursday to a w a i t complaints on f i v e possible thefts ranging from Los Angeles to Alameda County. Booked is Steve Jeffrey Allen, 21, of Los Angeles, a California Youth Authority parolee. Police there believe he is responsible for stealing cars belonging to City Atty. Bert Pines, a city aide's car, a county car and a TV news car. They also are investigating the possibility that the stolen vehicles were used to transport narcotics across the Mexican border and into Northern California, spokesmen said. Allen's a r r e s t Wednesday afternoon followed a r a d i o call f r o m Long Beach Police Sgt. John Repecko, who s p o t t e d what he thought was an unmarked police car on Pacific C o a s t Highway proceeding toward Orange County with red light and siren on. Repecko radioed for assistance in his pursuit and a check on license registrations showed the car he was following had been s t o l e n f r o m the Alameda County Sheriff's Department Feb. 17. Within minutes Hepocko was joined by Long Beach officer Bill Bradcn, sheriff's units f r o m Orange and Los Angeles counties and the California Highway Patrol. Allen entered t h e freeway at Seventh Street, exited at Westminster Avenue and was surrounded and captured in the 6600 block of Kiowa D r i v e in Westminster. Officers said they recovered a shotgun and h a n d cuffs from the car trunk. After his transfer to Los Angeles, police spokesmen there said Allen is named in a warrant issued after Pines's car was stolon last Jan. 18. He is also suspect- ed of s t e a l i n g a car belonging to an aide of Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradl e y J a n . 2 4 , a c a r belonging to a c o u n t y supervisor's aide Jan. 6 and a KTTV news car Jan. 16. Pines's car was recovered Jan. 25 after an accident the day before, police said. The county car was recovered in San Mateo Jan. 28 ami the TV car was found in San Francisco Feb. 11. Jury selection in 3rd for murder trial /jctionjine Injured by car that killed mate Fund to aid blind woman A LITTLE LEARY P.O. BOX 230 ions Beach, CaUI. »H4 Action Line is your service, solving your problems, getting your answers, cutting red tape and standing up {or your rights. To get action, write Action Line, Box 230, Long Beach, Calif. 90844. Questions are selected lor their general interest and helptulnes!:. Please, do not send original documents you want returned. Merchandising I received a "lelagram" (spelled that way) slating that 1 was the winner of a radio, stereo, washer and dryer or $200 in coupons. 1 was told to go to the Associated Merchandising Co., 134i Newport Ave., and when I got there the "telagram" was t a k e n from me and I was told I had won $200 in slot-machine chips good at a Las Vegas casino. To get the chips, 1 had to. send $1 to an a d d r e s s in C a n o g a Park. The salesman told me the purpose of this merchandising program is to interest people in buying a $295 lifetime membership card that would enable them to buy furniture and appliances at discount prices. Can Action Line look into this? E.K., Long Beach. It is Illegal in California for a company to tell a consumer he's won something and (hen make him pay even a nominal amount to receive his prize. Ray Silva, owner of Associated Merchandising, maintains that his notices do not state that a person has won anything. But, according to Silva, (he word "sweepstakes" is used, and a spokesman for the California attorney general's consumer-fraud section, said a court might rule that such a word implies a contest has been held. Silva, who said he has been in business here since 1971 operating Associated Merchandising, said the notices are sent out strictly to attract customers who will buy the discount membership card. He concedes that most of his customers get the certificates for slot-machine chips, dancing lessons or photographs Instead of the larger merchandise gifts. The s t a t e attorney general's office is interested in hearing from individuals who have been solicited by Associated Merchandising or other similar firms. Correspondence should be sent to Allen Sheldon, California Deputy. Attorney General, H O W . A St., Room 600, San Diego, Calif. 92101. Insurance My wife died in April 1975, and she had worked as a waitress for 20 years. Since she was a member of the Culinary Workers and Bartenders Union, 1 was entitled to a $750 death benefit. The union local has contacted the Union Mutual Insurance Co., which is supposed lo pay this benefit, several times, but I still haven't got a check. 1 have been disabled for many years, and I really need this money. E.S., Long Beach. You have now received a check for $500, and you should get the remaining amount within a week. According to a spokesman for Union Mutual, a check was mailed to the local In June, but II was never received. He said the insurance company's payment office did not realize that you hadn't received your benefits until February, and then a stop-payment order had to be Issued on the original check belore a new one could be Issued. A spokeswoman for the local said the remaining $250 will be sent to you by the union's international headquarters. Newsreel The "Today" show recently showed a courtroom scene with Bruno Hauptmann, the kidnaper of the Lindbergh baby, on the stand being questioned. They then showed the same scene being enacted by Anthony Hopkins, who played Hauptmann in the recent television film of the kidnaping story. My husband says I could not have seen the real Hauptmann, as they would'not have allowed the proceedings to be photographed. Can you offer an explanation? Mrs. W.B., Downey. There evidently were no prohibitions on the filming of court proceedings wben the famous llaoptmann trial took place in 1935, since the entire trial was filmed by Foi Movietone News. Those were actual film clips that you saw on the "Today" show, an NBC spokesman In New York told Action Line. In fact, the old newsreels provided valuable source material for the television adaptation, he said. Bruno Hauptmann, a M-year-old German-born carpenter in New York City, was accused of the 1932 kidnaping and murder of the 26-raonth-old son of aviator Charles Lindbergh and his wife, the former Anne Morrow. Hauptmann died for the crime on April 3, 1936, In the electric chair In New Jersey's state prison at Trenton. Tenters Our f a m i l y is interested in joining a tent-camping club. We've found many organizations for recreational- vehicle owners, but none of the clubs we've contacted allow lent campers to join. Can Action Line help? J.S., Lake wood. The National Campers and Hikers Association, which has chapters throughout California, is open to all campers. The organization, which started out as a tent- camping club, now allows recreational-vehicle owners to join, but many of the members still rough it with tents or just sleeping bags on (he ground, said a spokesman for the association. The annual does are $18 for the first year and $8 for each subsequent year. If yoa contact Robert Wright, the assistant slat* director (or Southern California, at 901 I-angford St., Oceanside, Calif. S2054, he will put yon in (ouch with the chapters in your area. The Sitrra Club, 2110 Beverly Blvd., Us Angeles, Calif. 90057, also has several camping chapters. A fund to help a blind woman who was injured in a hit-and-run a c c i d e n t which fatally injured her husband was begun Thursday by Union Federal Savings and Loan Association. Marsha La Belle, 26, was listed in serious condi- t i o n at Harbor General Hospital in Torrance with injuries she received in the accident Sunday. Her husband, Raymond, 25, d i e d T u e s d a y at Memorial Hospital f r o m injuries lie received when the couple were struck by a c a r as t h e y crossed Atlantic Avenue at San Antonio Drive. Services for him will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at t h e Church of Jesus C h r i s t of L a t t e r - d a y S a i n t s , F o u r t h W a r d Chapel, 3701 Elm Ave. Their guide dog, Tad, was also struck, and is being cared for by San Rafael Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. William S. Martin, Jr., president of the savings and loan company, said M r s . La Belle's f a t h e r would be administrator for the temporary trust fund. Funds should" be sent to U n i o n Federal Savings and Loan Association, -1500 A t l a n t i c A v e . , Long Beach, 90807. By TOM WHJ-MAN SUtf Wrilcr Jury sclcclion, dominated by questions a b o u t panelists' v i e w s of t h e death penalty and psychiatric U'stimuny, enters its third day this morning in Ihe Long Beach murder trial of J o h n Lawrence Miller. Miller, the 33-year-old parolee who Is defending himself agninst charges he s l e w his parents, Thursday used more than half of his 2G allotted challenges to d i s m i s s prospective jurors, court officials said. With Jack Stanley, his court-appointed "legal adviser" sitting silently at his side, Miller and prosecutor Allen Field questioned panelists for the entire day's session in the superior court of Judge Carroll Dummm. The bald and bearded defendant's questions f r e - q u e n t l y f o c u s e d on panelists' knowledge of the locally publicized case while Field often homed in on the prospective jurors' views on psychiatry. Miller has pleaded imio- cent and innocent by reason of insanity to charges he killed his parents, Harold and Lcla Mac Miller, last Oct. 21 in their l,ong Beach home at 5150 Flagstone Ave. Because of those pleas and because the prosecution is seeking the doalh penally, the trial is scheduled to be conducted in three phases: guilty, sanity ami penalty. At the tmve of the killings, authorities reported, Miller had been [rce from s t a l e prison f o r some t h r e e m o n t h s , paroled a f t e r serving 18 years of a life sentence for the 1957 murder of a Holling Hills infant. In his questioning of at l e a s t some p a n e l i s t s Thursday Miller made no effort to hide [hose allegations. Instead, he reminded them of their duty to v i e w him as "innocent until proven guilty" and inquired about their nliil- ities in m e e t that .standard. He opened his questioning of one man by asking. "Do you read the Umg Beach newspapers?" "Yes sir," the man answered. "Have you read about this case?" "No." "You don't read the front page stories?" Miller asked. "Do you belong to any g r o u p s or organizations that have a particular philosophy about the death penalty?" Field asked. "No," the panelist said. In the end, Miller used one of his peremptory challenges to dismiss the man. 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