Independent from Long Beach, California on January 23, 1975 · Page 3
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UM h«*, CM. mm, Jio. ti,im INDEPENOENNAM) MiJdquafce Juts Malibu, Santa Monica · j ·* ", SANTA MONICA (UPI) -- A mild earthquake shook the Santa Monica-Malibu beach area Wednesday night. The shock wave did no damage, although police and the Malibu sheriff's substation said they received' calls ' f r o m residents who felt the tremor at 7:50 p.m. · J l A Caltech seismologist said preliminary indications showed the quake registered 3.2 on the Richter scale. Mobil workers t * OK contract at Torrance plant About 500 members of the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union at the Mobil Oil Corp refinery in Torrance voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to accept a new two- year contract,: a union spokesman said. Dave Welty, secretary- treasurer of OGAW Local 1-547, said the contract accepted by Mobil workers was the same as that approved by employes of Gulf, AR'CO and Texaco. Standard to appeal FTC order on ads SAN FRANCISCO (UPI)-- Standard Oil Co. of California said Wednes- .day it would appeal a federal order it says will hamper the advertising of all its products. The company will appeal a Federal Trade Commission ruling before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The FTC ruled last PR man shot, killed during office dispute Associated Press A public relations representative for the Encino marketer of three-wheel passenger cars was shot to death in the firm's of- .fices Wednesday, police said. The coroner's o f f i c e said William D. Miller, 37, of San Francisco died of four gunshot wounds in the head. Investigators said Mill- "er, who represented the Twentieth Century Motor Car Corp;, argued briefly with his attacker in the office at the back of a showroom. Witnesses said they heard five or six shots from what was believed to be a handgun arid saw a short, brown-haired man of medium build flee 1 the building. 3 men guilty in commodity option scheme United Press International Three men were found guilty Wednesday of a commodity-option conspiracy which allegedly grossed between $4 mit lion and $6 million. A Los Angeles federal court jury convicted Robert D. Hill, 49, Irvine; Charles Gish, 30, Newport Beach, and Richard Gray, 54, Woodland Hills. U.S. District Court Judge Manuel L. Real set sentencing for Feb. 10. The three were indicted on charges of conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud and fraud in the sale of securities. They were accused of operating a nationwide scheme involving live- beef futures and securities with International Commodities Exchange, Inc., Newport Beach. 2 youths arraigned in rob, slay spree United Press International Two y o u t h s w e r e arraigned in Los Angeles municipal c o u r t Wednesday on charges stemming f r o m a month-long robbery and murder spree. Douglas J. Winston, 19, and Michael J. Lawrence, 18, were arraigned on 11 felony counts, including three of murder. A preliminary h e a r i n g was scheduled f o r Feb. 13. INDEPENDENT ·,,!,., Jinuarv I), ;t7! Volume M, No. 5f PIMM HE S-llfl .CIMtllltdHEMM* , Second Clan Po»l«* ?·'" " long Ttt rn Yltf .1410 W» (IOC HI CD «» tu CARRIER DELIVERY 0»ILY AND SUNDAY . SUNDAY ONLY ECOPY ...SAYONLY . . · . . AILY BY MAIL DAILY AND SUNDAY SUNDAY ONLY .. . month that Standard had misrepresented its F310 gasoline additive as eliminating 100 per cent of exhaust pollutants. The company maintained the ad claimed F310 would remove only two pollutants but made no claims for a third pollu-' tant, oxides of nitrogen. 1 The decision also ordered Standard to s u b m i t advertising for all its' products to determine whether it misrepresents products, the company said. The company says, that a FTC hearing officer had dismissed all complaints in the F310 case. But the full commission overturned the hearing officer and ruled there was misrepresentation in the wording of the ad and in an accompanying picture of a car showing a clear plastic bag attached to the exhaust pipe. It calls for a pay hike of 75 cents per hour, retroactive to Jan. 8, two more pay hikes totaling 12 per cent, a tenth paid holiday and increased, medical and retirement-pension benefits. Welty said the new pact received 88 per cent of the votes cast. The Mobil pact represents another in a growing list of settlements with the nation's approximately 75 oil firms. Although 11,000 of the nation's 60,000 members remain on strike, industry negotiations have entered w h a t of f icials described as "the routine stage." Gulf, Arco and Texaco have signed agreements and the rest are expected to follow suit. The Mobil workers remained on the job during the contract negotiations but members have struck some refineries in California. Oil workers made about $5.95 an hour under-the old pacts. The union negotiates its contracts at the local level and then submits them to the national, union for approval of wage and benefit provisions. The proposals then go back to the locals for ratification and inclusion of local bargaining points. Local issues have kep 8,300 workers on strike in California, Ohio and Texas. The union still has negotiations going with Shell, the nation's second largest refiner; Standard of California, the fifth largest; and Sun, the tenth largest. Better after open-heart surgery Herman Paulk, 44; talks quietly in Santa Monica hospital while recovering from open-heart surgery performed with morphine but without anesthetic Sunday night after he was stabbed in park. Hospital workers held Paulk on a table, as the doctor repaired the sliced heart. --AP Wirephoto 'Not predicting' \\ L.A. police driH for, · ' ' · · - · · : . * ; ' · ' · . ' - ' "*· possible food riots^ By STEPHEN FOX Associated Press Los Angeles Police disclosed Wednesday that a crowd control training program is under way so that the 7,200-officer force would be ready in case food riots broke out in Los Angeles. "We're not panicking or anything," said Cmdr. Frank Brittell. "But you know for a while they had love-ins and antiwar demonstrations and what have you, and then we didn't have anything and what really focused the attention on it was the state of the economy." . - . Brittell, in charge of the riot program, said Chief Ed Davis had ordered the training. More than 500 supervisors have gone through the program and even-, tual plans call for drills at each station house. ;. "FRANKLY, I'M AFRAID OF food riots and I don't know how that Would go down," Brittell said in a telephone interview, "We've tried to analyze it but it's a little different because the guy across the line from you that you're opposing is your neighbor, or your brother." -, A major technique will be to try to use reason rather than force, stated Brittell, a commander in SWAT, the famed Special Weapons and Tactics Squad that tackles tough incident?.. "You've got somebody who's going to demonstrate for whatever cause and we want to be sure that the supervisor has opened up lines of communication with whoever is leading the thing. Rather than wait until they step out and violate the law, we're going to explain it to them . .. then if they want to step outside the law we'll arrest them and prosecute them." But he emphasized that police were not expecting or predicting food riots -- just being ready. "If the economy would go bad, as some people predict . . . they say you're going to have major problems . . . you're going to have food riots . . . I don't know if we're going to have them or not . . . but the potential because of the economy, the inflation and the recession is such that the department has got to be prepared." Associated Press 2 fires send smoke out over L.A. between the pillars of some brush, old sets and smoke. Some fire engines used the freeway to respond to the blazes. One blaze erupted in an apartment house under construction in the Westwood area. A few miles south, a brush fire struck the Culver City Studios, burning Two fires kicked up col- u'mns of d a r k s m o k e Wednesday t h a t drifted over large areas of west- side Los Angeles. It was an unsettling experience for motorists on t h e Santa Monica Freeway as they drove props on the 40-acre movie lot, firemen said. No immediate danger was reported to the studio buildings, formerly known as Desilu's Culver City Studios. No injures were reported in the fires. STARTING TOMORROW ONLY AT BUFFUMS DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH A VERY SPECIAL CLEARANCE OF FINE FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES! Gathered from all stores! Reduced for two days only! ONE-OF-A-KIND PIECES! THESE ARE SOME OF THE TREASURES YOU'LL FIND: · Chests Commodes · Coffee Tables · Hanging Curio Cabinet · Lamp Tables · Occasional Chairs »Smoker's Tables · Natural Wood and Painted Finishes · Decorative Pieces · Ceramic, Metal and Wood Accessories · Animals At the top of the escalator on the second floor. All items are subject to prior sale. No mail or phone orders. All sales final. t iurt4 Come in today save! Sheets, blankets, comforters, bedspreads, pillows, pads, rugs and towels! 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