Independent from Long Beach, California on April 5, 1962 · Page 3
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 3

Long Beach, California
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Thursday, April 5, 1962
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Stamp Out the Chain Letters! Whilst Atty. Gen. Mosk has been out cheering on the good people . of Gardena in their effort to ban draw poker, you know what's been going . on right out here in Lakewood? Chain letters, that's what. The newest wrinkle is bond parties. A couple hold a party and sell two .$37.50 U.S. Savings bonds, each with Its chain list of names attached. The buyer of each of the lists, sends the bond to the name at the top of tha list. The n e x t morning he strikes the name to which ho sent the bond, types two new lists with h i s name at the bottom, buys two bonds, schedules a party and repeats the operation. Yep. It's just as illegal as the old chain letters and pyramid clubs. In the Chips There is another c h a i n letter, though, which whilst illegal tickles the fancy. It's a trading stamp chain letter, which has been popping up around the suburbs. Works just like a regular letter, except the recipient sends 10 trading stamps -to the top name, then sends out five new letters. One lady has received 70 Blue Chip stamps already. Sgt. tubbs of the bunco detail better add extra men. This one's going to be hard to stamp out. Growing Crises Seavancaugh W o n g , author of "When Its Closing Time at The Trap, I'll De Coming Back to You," and other 'tender Shore ballads, wants voters to protest the failure of the State Legislature to name an official California poet laureate. The lawmakers referred the matter to the Joint Committee on Legislative Organization to conduct a study of the whole poet laureate problem and report back in 1963. "The legislature Is plainly shirking Its responsibility," Shav said. "As It is. In case of an atomic attack, we don't even have a disaster poet laureate named." Seavaneaugh t h i n k s with the changes planned for the second edition of "Six Crises"--a new footnote about the CIA briefing of Kennedy on Cuba, and a correction concerning Alger Hiss's typewriter--Richard Nixon may have to change the title of his book to "Six Crises and How They Grew." Cover-up A Wcstside saucepit on Santa Fe that was attracting customers with a rather startling life-sized painting of a nude on its exterior wall, has been quietly persuaded by the police department to put some clothes on the doll. The woman who blew the whistle to the Joseph Gendarmes says she is as broadminded as most--but bars can dam well paint their broads on their inside walls and not outside. The Docket -- a health farm for lawyers and defendants on Magnolia- is tossing two big abalone dinners Saturday and Sunday. All proceeds will be donated to the fund for the children of police officers John McLcndon and Van Salisbury, killed in a crash on the Long Beach Freeway. Carmen Ghia, the doll on the third stool to the left of the piano player at the Apple Valley, says her favorite TV show is "Ben Casey"--no Metrecal commercial. Fat chance she has to watch it In the Apple Valley, though. Only thing maitre d' Charlie Dodd will allow is Soupy Sales. ^'··'hr^''':~- (Continued From Page A-l) layor George Christopher of San Francisco, who is cam Aligning for the Republican ominatlon for lieutenant gov rnor. Christopher, In San Djego, said Warne had shov.-n "a ·omplete disregard for taxpayer's money." GOP gubernatorial candl Profits on Nike 'Grossly Distorted,? Douglas Says (Continued From Page A-l) another, with each putting in n'claim for profits and fees on top of the other's bill. Douglas testified it takes costly specialized facilities such as laboratories, wind tunnels, missile test stands and the like to keep the United States ahead of potential enemies. The government helps support some of this research and development work, he said, but only when the production phase is reached "are we able to earn enough to maintain our technological muscle." · * · · DISCUSSING the relation ship between contractors and subcontractors, Douglas said "all levels of the industrial team must be geared to work effectively together... so that a desirable change--perhaps something learned through actual deployment to the field --may be incorporated in production as speedily and ceo nomically as possible." "Directing and supervising the Incorporation of such changes in subcontractor production, and standing ready to do so," he said, "is a funda mental responsibility of the system manager or subsystem manager." Dunno also told how the government was charged for $11.47-million profit on a fleet of missile base thiilcrs that cost a subcontractor $46.89 million to build. "IT MAY BE legitimate, don't know," McClellan said, adding, 'There may welt be some explanation for it Dunne placed In evidence a chart listing 17 Nike missile system contracts he said Douglas Aircraft received from the Western Electric Co the chief contractor, between 1952-61. These cost the government a total of $589.96 million, Dunne said, of which $45.53 million represented Douglas Aircraft's profit although 62.8 per cent of the actual work was done by others. » « · « DUNNE testified that Doug las' profit as computed against the over-all $598.96-million to tal averaged 7.6 per cent. But when measured against the amount of work done in Doug las plants, he said, the com pany's profit figured out to the equivalent of 44.3 per cent, ranging from 18.3 per cent on_one contract to 200 per cent on another."" Dunne said he was not sure whether all of the contracts had been reviewed by the Pentagon's contract rencgotia lion board whose job it Is to pare down any excessive prof' its in defense jobs. Officials ol the board arc to be ques tinned later. Another chart produced by Dunne indicated that Western Electric, as the chief contrac tor, had received profits total ing $53.16 million on $952.74 State College Pay Hike Assailed in Assembly (Continued From Page A-l) ley, UC vice president, issued a joint statement denying that the university made any deal. "MR. ALLEN had misun dc'rstood the position of the University completely." they said. The g o v e r n o r originally provided funds for a 5 per cent pay raise for all state employes. The budget conference committee wrote in the additional l'/i per cent state college faculty. "In ono stroke," said Allen, "Assemblyman Mulford ex ' posed tho cheap maneuvering of tho governor behind a facade he has built up in the master plan" for higher edu cation. cd state college trustees recommended only a 5 per cent faculty pay raise when their staff said 7{£ per cent was a minimum?" Mulford and Corlcy replied: "Since the establishment of the master plan, there has been a cooperative spirit be twccn the state colleges and tho state University and the junior colleges and the pri vale schools to maintain a di- for vision of labor and a real high standard for higher education in California. "The statement regarding the so-called 'deal' represents a cooperative effort on the "OF WHAT use is the nrdinating Council when the real decision is made in the governor's office? Is this deal the reason the ncwly-appoint part of the University with the governor and the director of finance to maintain an equality In salary adjustments Co- between the State colleges, University faculty and the state college faculties. This has been a policy for a number of years..." I million of production, research and development work it farmed out to Douglas. * · · · McCLELLAN said he qucs tioned whether is was necessary for Western Electric to "go through Douglas" as he put it, instead of placing orders directly with tho firms that did the actual work on some subcontracts. But, he said, if it was ncces sary because of engineering and other services supplied by Douglas, that would raise a question of what Western Electric did to cam the profits it charged for work done by others. Robert O'Dcll Jr., a civilian Industrial engineer for the Army, testified he believed it was " a healthy thing" and a money saver to eliminate as many middlemen ns possible. O'Dcll testified after Jerome A l d e r m a n , subcommittee counsel, suggested the gov- ernment_couUl_Jiave saved $9.23. million in profits and expenses on a fleet of missile base trailers built by the Fruc- hauf Trailer Co. · * * · THE TRAILERS, for which the government was billed $62.9 million, were for use as mobile electronic units at Nike antiaircraft bases around the country. Fruchauf's profit on the job was listed by Dunne as $4.5 million. When the bill was passed back up through the other contractors, Dunne said, Douglas added $3 million as its profit and Western Electric tacked on an additional $5.45 million as its profit and expenses. Dunne figured the profit shared by the three contrac tors was about 23'^ per ccnl of the actual production cosl of the trailers. « * « * O'DELL SAID tho government had saved about $3 million by switching from negotiated contracts with Douglas to a competitive bidding system for buying trailers to haul Nikcs across country. He said the Crane Carrier Co. of Tulsa, Okla., won the competitive bid contract in 1961 for 141 of the trailers at a price of $10,500 each. O'Dcll said a negotiated contract with Douglas In I960 for 100 of tho trailers re suited in a price of $34,497 per trailer, with Douglas hir Ing a subcontractor to do the job. Douglas conceded under questioning that Dunne's figures on profits and contract totals were accurate as far as they went, but he contended that Dunno had used them in a way to distort the story Brown Lauds Warne, Burns Says Fire Him date Richard M. Nixon has criticized Warne as unfit to a hold state office, an "empire said, builder" ind a failure as chief of foreign aid to Iran, Brazil a and Korea. Asked for comment on no Bums' attack on the Senate leased the floor Tuesday night, Warne sources said, "I serve at the pleasure centralization of the governor." 'Tempers apparently were little short last night," he along. Bums criticized Warne for $43.900 item In the budget to pay claims of Fres- building o w n e r s once by the Water Re- Department In a plan. The p! fell through when the 1961 legislature refused to go THIS, THE Scnnto presl state dent P ro tern said, amounted to "blowing the taxpayers' money at $50,000 a pop." This guy took it upon de- himself to have his employes ilan sell their property and move all over the state to decen INDEPENDENT-^. A-J IM« luck. t*L. Thn. A»rt I 1*1 tralize, and be did it without legislative approval. "If you had a manager In your business who pulled such a boner you would get rid of. him," Bums said. He also, called for in audit by the State Finance Department of all expenditures involved in he decentralization plan. Matt/ IN TRANSITION DRESSES '"*--^xJftG Fashionables that move with easy assuranco from spring into summer with tho perfectionist's dash of Dacron polyester for day-long freshness. They're drip-dry smoothies ... modern living enthusiasts! 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