Independent from Long Beach, California on February 27, 1969 · Page 8
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 8

Long Beach, California
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Thursday, February 27, 1969
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»· Assembly Unit Votes to Keep Death Penalty on the Books ««, c.i" . m,r, . F,, r . ,,« | NDEPENDENT (AM) PRESS-TELEGRAM |PM)_A.9 From Our State Bureau SACRAMENTO -- The death penalty will stay on California's books for at least another year, following a straight parly line vote Wednesday in the Assembly Criminal Procedures Committee. Four Democrats on the romniittee voted in favor of abolishing capital punishment after listening to two hours of emotional and sometimes dramatic testimony. But five votes wore needed to send the measure, introduced by Assemblyman Alan Sieroty of Beverly Hills to the full Assembly for consideration, and all four Republicans present voted against the bill. The same vote was cast on a companion measure, by Assemblyman Henry vi'axman of Venice, to place a four-year moratorium on executions of the University of California could study law enforcement's contention that the fear of capital punishment has a deterrent effect on potential killers. Supporting the two bills were Sieroty, John Miller of Berkeley, Robert Crown of Alameda, and John Vasconcellos of San Jose, all Democrats. Waxman is not a member of the committee. Voting against the bills were Committee Chairman Frank Murphy of Santa Cruz, and Craig Biddle of Riverside, Pete Wilson of San Diego, and Carlos Morehead of Glendale, all Republicans. I.eadoff witness in behalf of the hills was Clinton Duffy, former warden of San Quentin, who said he had personally participated in 150 executions. He said none of the 150, nor any of the hundreds of others who had been on death row during his tenure as San Quentin, had acknowledged even giving thought to the death penalty at the time they committed murder. It was his opinion, he said, that capital punishment is no deterrent. He was followed by John Keir, a convicted murderer who twice had execution dates set during the year he was on death row. Once, he said, he was 21 hours from the gas chamber when a reprieve came. His sentence was finally commuted to life imprisonment, and after serving 12 years he was paroled in 1962. He said that when he committed his crime, the thought that he himself might die had no deterrent effect. Nathaniel Colley, a counsel for the NAACP. said his research indicated thai no white man had ever been executed in California for the murder of a black man, and that there were few examples of black men being executed for murdering other black men. There were numerous examples of black men dying in the »as chamber for the killing of white men, however, Colley said. Like many other witnesses, he said that the death penalty was suffered only by the poor; that the rich escaped the supreme penalty for i climes similar to those for which poor men died. The only w i I n e s s against the two bills was Carl Anderson, a deputy distract attorney in Alameda County, who represented the Peace Officers Association and the District Attorneys' Association. He said the death penalty could he likened to a lighthouse. No one can say how many ships do : not run aground because the lighthouse warns them away from danger areas, ; he said. Likewise, he added, no one can say how many murders are not commit- ! ted because of fear of the ! death penalty. HOW MUCH LIFE IS LEFT IN YOUR LUNGS? State Human Relations Leader Views Nixon Administration Post From Our National Bureau. WASHINGTON -- State Human Relations Secretary Spencer Williams said' Wednesday he has discussed the possibility 3 of a federal job with high 1 officials here. :! Williams, here to ex- ''- change views on state-fed\ cral problems, said lie has ; had · "exploratory, discus- Isions" with administration y leaders on the possibility -.of his getting a position in - the Nixon administration. ;· Williams refused to /.identify by name, title or |; agency the officials with /whom he'd had the job :', discussions. He said the I possible jobs are both '·? here -and in California, but ·j wouldn't say what they During his two days ; here; Williams has met J with leaders in the Jus- l lice, Labor and Health, ··. Education and Labor De- I Bill Would I Check Up on ·;jy I Blind Drivers 3* A; From Our State Bureau si f SACRAMKNTO -- Blind i^ recipients of state aid will ||have to he driven to the |s hank to cash their checks ·if from now on, if a hill in- ·§ traduced Wednesday by |. Assemblyman Mike Cul|| len, D-Long Beach, he- |j conies law. 3! They won't be able to i| drive themselves. t| Cullen said a survey | had accident ly revealed ' that, there have been at least 24fi cases since 1952 of Californians deemed le| gaily blind and eligible for state aid holding valid partments. However, all of these departments have programs bearing on his state job. There has been speculation that Williams will be appointed U.S. attorney for Northern California. In his discussions on state-federal matters, Williams said he found department leaders "more responsive" to his suggestions than they were when he visited here liist year. Williams has urged more flexibility in allowing ' s.tates to administer federal welfare programs and that more of these programs be funded through the stales rather than direct to local jurisdiction. Meanwhile, the Senate Finance Committee Wednes- day recommended confirmation fo California Assemblyman John G. Veneman as undersecretary of Health, Education and Welfare. Veneman is a close personal friend and associate of HEW Secretary Robert H. Finch. The undersecretary-designate managed Finch's successful campaign for California lieu- tenat governor in I960. Why should smokers think twice about using cough suppressants? j Are vital tissues in your lungs dead or dying--right now? Learn how a simple exercise can help you feel better, live longer. Read / Am Joe's Lung. One of 41 articles and features in the March Reader's Digest. Pick up your copy today. READER'S DIGEST cnderloin Buffet Luncheon . . 95 C Our usual Choice Prime Rib served from the buffet, in o delicious sandwich. Enjoy th« luxurious surroundings, flawless service and immaculate linen ot lunch time .. Tuesday thru Fridays at the ... TENDERLOIN, 4363 Atlantic Avenue GA 6-5533 LAKEWOOD NO I drivers' licenses same time. It the not § known how many legally ** blind persons are currently driving cars, Cullen said. CULLEN'S bill, would require the director of social welfare lo inform the director nf Motor Vehicles of all applicants for or recipients of aid in t h e hlind, to he cross-cherked against driver's license files. BARKEEPS SHOW ID.? SACRAMENTO (UPI) -A bill making it a misdemeanor for anyone under 21 years old to serve alcoholic beverages in a bar or restaurant was introduced Wednesday by Assemblyman Robert H. Burke, R- HujHington Beach. ljurke said it now is against the law for a mi- noij to buy liquor but not for.^ minor to serve it. STRETCH EACKSIDES PIAYTEX CBOSSYOVRHEAKF Cool, sheer elastic back and sides plus famous "Cross-Your-Hearc"® ' stretch between the cups... give you better support, separation, fit and comfort than you've ever known. "You're suddenly shapelier'! Only $3-95--with full lace cups, semi-stretch straps. Also $3.95--with l /2 lace cups, stretch straps. A, (Shown:) $5.00--with full lace cups, , , ,'"' ··"'" stretch straps. £ ^ White, sizes 32A-42C ;$/ As Seen on TV 3 WAYS TO CHARGE Monday thru Friday 9:30 to 9:30; Saturday 9:30 to 5:30 Sunday 12:W to 5:00 MEtcalf 3-810 lor GAxiield 3-0901 . LAKIWOOD SALE STARTS 9:30 A.M. THURSDAY end of month limited Quantities, Odd Lots, Broken siies. No returns, exchanges. All !T Men's Famous Make Shirts-Sample Sale Upto75%OFF 9 9 C t o 4 * 9 9 Leading maker of men's wear, includes dress shirts in white and fancies, mostly medium sizes. Reg. 7.95 MEN'S TERRY ROBES 100% cotton terry. White. Sizes S. M, L.. Reg. 11.95 MEN'S PULLOVER SWEATERS Crew neck, gold, blue, green. S, M, L. Reg. to 4.98 MEN'S SPORT SHIRTS . No iron, short sleeves. Asst. A I 1 | | styles. S, M, L, XL. "S / A U Reg. 11.95 MEN'S LAMINATED JACKETS Q Waist length, zip front. S. M, L, XL. 51 Reg. to 16.00 MEN'S NEHRU SHIRTS 1 / Assorted fabric and colors. /2. items subject to prior sole. Price stated lor single items unless indicated It Reg. 2.00 WINDJAMMER SOLIDS Sportswear favorite, discontinued 1 shades yd. JL · Reg. 4.00 WOOLEN YARDAGE f\ y|Q Solids, checks, fancies, blends yd. mt · T| %J Reg. 69c COTTON YARDAGE *) | QQ Ginghams, Quandriga, mimi's. dtyds. JL .99 .00 .99 Boys' Cardigan Sweaters Reg. 4.33 3.99 Coat style sweaters for boys, 100% acrylic knit, machine washes. 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Reg. 69c KITCHEN TOWELS Colorful terry prints. 12.99 4.99 2/1°° Reg. 1,49 PANEL CURTAINS 40x81, pink only, washable Reg. 2.99, 3.29 PRINT GLASS CAFES Q Q C 24", 30", kitchen early American prints. W 9 Reg. 8.98 CHAIR COVERS Woven floral, some matching 4.99 Women's Hosiery Reg.79cpr. 3/9 9 C Three perfectly matched pairs o( nylon stockings, mesh or sheer. Heel and loe. Broken colors, sizes 9-10'/2. Reg. 1.00 FISH NET HOSIERY Asst. colors, S, M, L Reg. to 5.00 MEN'S LADIES' SLIPPERS Ones-of-a-kind, broken sizes and colors pr. 25 » _ _ · _ _ . 2 price Accent Chairs Reg. 79.95 49.88 Cane back, Italian frame styling. Cotton and rayon velvet. Red, Gold, Avocado. Reg. 79.95 WALNUT FINISH 5-DRAWER CHEST Reg. 99.95 VELVET SWIVEL CHAIRS, Red or Blue Reg. 239.95 8' GOLD QUILT SOFA, brass casters ... 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MAPLE STEREO CONSOLE 339.88 68.88 Reg. 27.95 PING PONG TABLES 2 pc., 4'/2'x5', size, 1%" steel legs. 2 3L PATIO CHAIRS All aluminum construction, 4 strap . saran plastic, back and seat, O / C O O limited stock *«/ U Big Tool Close Out Reg.to89c 5/1.00 or 25 Pliers, electric pliers, tri squares, scraper sels, screw driver sets, levels. All sales final. C ea. Reg. to 2.98 KNIT COVER UPS 1 I Q Hats, caps, turbans. Hand crocheted. m · JL w Reg. 3.98 IMPORTED PLASTIC RAINCOATS Wet look, black white. Broken sizes. Reg. 2,00 COLOGNE SETS Cologne/bath powder, and cologne/body sachel Reg. 49c RUBBER GLOVES Close out, broken sizes and styles 1.20 25 C Monday thru Friday 9:30 to 9:30; Saturday 9:30 to 5:30; Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 ME 3-8101 or GA 3-0901

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