Independent from Long Beach, California on March 14, 1966 · Page 3
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Mto Rips Up Rail, Wrecks SP Train, . LOS ANGELES W)--A fast-moving Southern Pacific freight train was derailed In predawn darkness Sunday, piling 47 cars and four engines in a tangled heap In suburban Chatsworth. · Investigators said there were no critical injuries but a railroad spokesman said damage to the cars, equipment and freight could exceed $1 million. ·A · * * LOS ANGELES police said an automobile driven by Rindel Knisley, 31, of Santa Susana rammed through a barrier, struck the track, and knocked out a length of rail. Minutes later, the southbound 74-car train with a crew of five struck the jutting rail, piling up the cars and diesel units accordion-like in an empty field. The, impact sent one tank car hurtling 100 feet across a drainage ditch and partly buried some cars to a depth of three feet beside the track. TRAFFIC ON the coastal main line was rerouted through Burbank until a short by-pass spur line was opened. Engineer George W. Graves, 63, of Los Angeles, said he saw the broken rail when lie was 300 feet away but that the emergency brake could not slow the train in time. The freight carried a cargo of tires, scrap iron, sugar, lumber and canned goods from Oakland and San Francisco. Knisley, who had a concussion and broken arm, was reported in fair condition. His car was demolished. H. MM*, caw, «, i INDEPENDENT-- ?«g» SALES-LEVY HIKE DUE HEARING Education* T A Jl Agenda oi Assemblymen --AP WlrtPhcte TRAIN-WRECK SCENE IN CHATSWORTH Freight Hit Loose Rail Knocked Out by an Auto CROW UNDERGOING 'BLACKEST HOUR' Scraps to Donate for Good Caws? By FRED HAMLIN The American crow, hailed by some but hated by most, is undergoing its "darkest hour." So reports the Society for the Preservation of the Crow, .with national headquarters nested in crowless New York, N.Y. And, in a "blizzard bulletin" addressed to the Weather Editor, Long Beach Independent, Press-Telegram, the society seeks help in staving off "the evil day when the American crow breathes his last." . I . Dr. Horace C. Gifford, executive director of the society, . minces no words -in behalf of · the feathered "few pitiful but ; gallant survivors of nature's holocaust." ."Untold thousands of this valuable species, its ranks already severely thinned by ruthless assassins, have perished miserably under the onslaught of the (recent blizzards)," the bulletin states, "Those who miraculously survive are, for the most part, in a weakened and exhausted condition and in desperate need of , immediate assistance." Most urgent need, the bulletin adds, is for food. This should be "scattered lavishly near spots where crows are known to roost." "Humanitarian considerations alone should suffice to spur . . . immediate action in this crisis. But there is an even more compelling reason --the crow's key role in preserving nature's balance. · "His annual consumption of crop-destroying i n s e c ts makes him a foremost protector of our nation's food supply. Surely in this/the crow's darkest hour, the American people can do no less than repay him in kind." It may be unsporting to parry such prose, and the lot of the crow in America's blizzard belt may indeed be sad. But in rebuttal it must be noted that there are those who consider crows a flock · of troublemakers. And the birds that while away the winter in our sunny California Southland have .seldom been so fat and sassy on the eve of spring. | There might also be an error or two in the society's thinking that blizzards have nearly wiped out the crow population of the Midwest and East. It's possible, instead, that most of them thumbed their beaks at the snow and cold and winged West to visit their California-based cousins. Some may not have fared well here, e i t h e r . Local . weather forecasters, lean on predictions, have dined occasionally on crow this season. The society, however, shall have the last word, to wit its slogan: "Two Crows You See, "Good Luck to Thee." S A C R A M E N T O W)-Some $620 million worth of proposals to help education in California face assemblymen today as they return to the Capitol from their usual three-day weekend. Education and taxes, perennially intertwined in the state whose school enrollment exceeds the total population of 39 other states, hold the spotlight as the tempo of activity picks up in the 19C6 session's sixth week. * * 4 * RESPONSIBLE for much of the quickened pace Is the nearlng June 7 primary election, with 101 of the 117 incumbent legislators r u n n i n g for re-election. One of the most heard remarks in the Capitol these days is, "How's the campaign going?" One major bill due for a hearing today would send the lawmakers before the voters carrying n burden few relish--a boost of one cent in the total state sales tax, from 4 cents to 5 cents. While many regard this as a tax increase, its sponsor calls it a tax shift. Assembly Speaker Jesse M. Unruh, D-lnglewood, points out that the bill does more than just boost the tax, with its estimated $360 million in additional revenue going only to schools. « * * * THE M E A S U R E also would require school districts to reduce by an average 25% the property tax levied to support education. Today's hearing is before the Assembly Education Committee, but even if it is approved there, the proposal apparently stands little chance of final adoption this year. Senate Dem ocrats have their own fiscal plans for this election year, and the chief'aim is avoidance of any tax increase. Unruh admits his plan is beset by stiff opposition but said earlier it 'could win passage if Gov. Brown backed it. The governor however, supports the Sen ate plan for a bookkeeping change that will allow lawmakers to confront voters without a tax boost. * « « * ALSO S L A T E D for a hearing today before the Assembly Ways and Means Committee is the governor's $260-mlllion bond to provide money for school construction. If two-thirds of the legislature approves it, die measure will go before voters on the June ballot. Before adjournment, the legislature will be asked by Brown to put another $280 million on the November b a l l o t , · earmarked for higher-education construction. Taxes also will be the subject of a t t e n t i o n . Wednesday, as the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee hears an admin- istratlon-backed measure to revise assessment procedures. The measure by committee Chairman Nicholas C. Petris, D-Oakland, is the outgrowth of the scandal that has rocked several counties and led to a number of indictments and two trials of assessors. Petris' bill has wide-spread bl-partisan backing. Us supporters say a . shakeup of the property- taxing picture would mean millions more in revenue for counties and cities now Ignoring or under-valuing business property. Brown Far Ahead of Yorty in Poll (Continued from Page A-l) time of the poll, it must be remembered that last year le won re-election in Los Angeles in what could be termed a small landslide. Yorty's strength in the South will influence the outcome of the primary. The registered Democrats of the state were nsked also their opinion concerning the primary contest for the noml-' nation for the lieutenant governor. Incumbent Glenn Anderson maintains more than a 2-1 lead at this time over the president of the California Slate Board of Education, Thomas Braden. The results: Total South North. ' Anderson 48.0% 46.0% 90.5% ,. Braden 20.9% 18.8% '23.6%..... Don't Know 31.1% 35.2% 25.9% y'' Again, as in the Democratic primary for the governor-·...- ship, the undecided voter will dictate the outcome. · : The decisive battle for the lieutenant governorship ... nomination most probably will be fought in South Call- . fornia, where the "don't know" factor is 35%. Tuesday, the staff of The State Poll will report the ·, opinions of the electorate concerning the general election ., for governor. The questions will pit Gov. Brown and- .Mayor Yorty against the four Republican aspirants, ac- " ' tor Ronald Reagan, businessman George Christopher, Los Angeles County Supervisor Warren Dom and San R- ·'. fael businessman William Patrick. double bonus giveaway with glolie royal pillows FINISHED SIZE 20x26" 15.00 21x27" 17.tO 20x36".... 30.00 You never slept better! That's Globe's promise! 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