Independent from Long Beach, California on February 28, 1969 · Page 1
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Long Beach, California
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Friday, February 28, 1969
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125-CAMPUS SUPER UNIVERSITY IHGED --Story, Page A-9 HE 5 - 1 1 6 1 -- Clojsified No. HE 2-5959 INDEPENDENT WEATHER Rainy and windy today, showery tonight, clearing Saturday. High about 60. low mar 50. Complete weather on Page C-13. 56 PAGES LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1969 VOL. 32, NO. 43 HOME E D I T I O N -- l O e DHL 432 -3451 ACTION LINK is your service, solving your problems, getting your nnswers, cuffing red tape and standing up /or your rights. To get (iction, write ACTION LINE, Box 230, Long Beach, Calif. 90S01, or dial 432-3451 between 9 a.m. and J p.m., or 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., /Monday through Friday. Questions to be answered are selected /or their genera! interest and help/ulness. Crystal Culler Q. Could you tell me of a plate lhal does engraving on glassware? R. R, Bell. A. Felix Moslem, master crystal engraver, has * studio at 101 1 Linden Ave., - ~ Long Beach, where you can GRAFFITI by Leary have your glassware en- ' * graved. Moslein uses diamond wheels in the engraving process. Pieces taller than 15 inches cannot bc- engravcd because of the limitations of the equipment. Moslein has engraved company illustrating the brewery's 200 year history. He recently completed 28 trophies for the Bob Hope Desert Classic golf tournament. Disneyland's New Orleans Square also has a glass engraver, Alfonso Arrivas, in its crystal shop. Arrivas n ot e d that only the highest quality hand blown glassware is suitable for engraving. Antique Obligation Q. Three years ago. I was given $65 credit at. I.u Rundquist Antique Shop in Santa Ana. Since then, 1 made calls periodically to see if they had certain items of furniture in that I could use. Last October. I found that the Rundquists had gone out of business. How can I contact them? Mrs. A. L., Long Beach. A. Although the H. A. Rundquists have closed their antique shop, they are still living in Santa Ana. ACTION LINE will send you their address and telephone number. Mrs. Rundquist said that in three years she felt you had ample time to select items; however, she still has a good selection of antiques. She hopes you will contact her soon, so the transaction can be completed. Coals to Neivcastle Q. What does the law say about people who sell alcoholic beverages to alcoholics or obviously intoxicated persons? Can't something be done about liquor stores that deliver alcoholic drinks to people who are drunk? M. A. A., Long Beach. A. Any persons who "sells, furnishes or gives" any alcoholic beverage to a "habitual or common drunk," or to an obviously intoxicated person, is guilty of a misdemeanor, according to C. E. Cameron, associate counsel for the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Department in Los Angeles. This law applies to store sales, bar sales and home deliveries, he said. However, the law -- section 25602 of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act -- is difficult to enforce except in the case of bars. ABC undercover agents work with police whenever complaints against a bar are received. If bar personnel are observed serving an obviously drunk customer, the bar owner is informed that he is violating the law. Cases involving alcoholics and liquor stores are harder to handle. A person must have been committed to an institution for alcoholism in order to be designated as a "habitual drunk" under ABC standards. The ABC must be able to prove not only this, but also that the seller of liquor was aware that the person had been committed. "We also have to be careful about spreading the word that John Doe is an alcoholic," Cameron added. Most of the time dealers are cooperative when told that a customer has a drinking problem, he said. Persons who wish to lodge complaints against certain dealers can call the Long Beach ABC at 424-0941. Swingers Q. t am planning a program on folk dancing lo present to my club. It would be so effective if ACTION LINE could find me a small, amateur folk dance group to perform. E. W., Lakewood. A. Your club will be entertained by members of the Silverado Folk Dance Club, an organization sponsored by the Long Beach Recreation Department. The club meets at the Silverado Park Recreation Center and Clubhouse, 31st Street and Santa Fe Avenue, every Tuesday from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Members pay $1 initiation fee and 50 cents a month for lessons. They learn dances from all over the world. Dorothy Singleton, instructor for the club, has arranged for four couples to perform for your group and to teach you a few dances. Readers who would like to join the club, should contact Ruth Graeber, president, at 591-1184. Light Hauling Q. Why rmisl large trucks have orange running lights on lop of their cabs? Is this for a safety purpose? C. P.. Seal Beach. A. The five amber lights on a truck's cab are required by the federal Department of Transportation to identify trucks involved in interstate commerce. A spokesman for Phillips Petroleum Co. said the lights are also used by companies to identify their own trucks, and companies arrange their lights in special patterns. He said most large trucking companies have the cab lights on all their (rucks, since any truck may be called upon to go out of the state. State regulations require trucks to have at least one light at each corner of the truck and trailer, and in the middle if the truck's length exceeds 40 feet. The upper lights -- amber in front and red in hack -- are called clearance lights, and the lower ones arc called running lights. Officer Mark Stotesbury of the California Highway Patrol pointed out another use of the lights. "The drivers have their own code to communicate -- a complicated pattern of flashes," he said. LA. AREA JOLTED BY TREMORS PALM DALE (#) -- Two gentle, rolling earthquakes centered 25 miles northeast of Los Angeles -squarely over the San Andreas fault -- hit for nearly a minute Thursday night. No serious damage was reported. Telephone service he- tween Palmdale and Lancaster was cut. C a 11 e c h seismologists said the quakes, which hit at 8:44 p.m., registered 4.3 on the Richter scale. Such magnitude can cause slight damage to buildings at the epicenter. Reports of those who felt it came from isolated communities throughout the metropolitan area north, northwest and northeast, of Los Angeles. "It fell like the floor was rolling," one man said. Two fluorescent lights fell from their fixtures at the sheriff's station in Palmdale. Big Quake in Africa, S. Europe LISBON, Friday (UP!) -- A major earthquake rumbled through the Iberian P e n i n s u l a and into Northern Africa early today, crumbling houses and sending thousands of persons fleeing into the streets in at least a half dozen cities. Lisbon radio said the center of the quake was believed to be near the Azores Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. At least one person was killed and more than 50 were injured. The quake hit Lisbon, Madrid, and cities in Morocco. Electricity was out. for about 15 minutes in the Portuguese capital. * * * * SEVERAL h o u s e s collapsed in Casablanca, Rabat and Marrakesh. Thousands of persons in Lisbon jumped out of windows into the street in their pajamas. An hour after the tremor shuddered t h r o u g h the Portuguese capital, residents and tourists wandered the city's streets, sitting in cars and on park benches. In Madrid, buildings swayed and people were thrown from their beds. Again, several hundred persons rushed from their homes lo open parks fearing a second foilowtip quake. * + * * THE QUAKE hit at about 3:45 a.m. (At Pasadena, Dr. James Brune, head of Callech's seismological laboratory, said the quake measured 8 on the Richter scale. "It's the first, great earthquake we've had since the Alaska one of 1964," he said. The Alaska quake measured 8.5 on the Richter scale.) U. S. Warning to Hanoi Seen Cutting Offensive "Bomb-Halt Agreement o Could End' By PETER GROSE WASHINGTON--The Nixon Administration has given H a n o i explicit warning that continuation of this week's guerrilla attacks in South V i e t n a m would mean that the so-called understanding that produced last November's bombing halt had "expired." The .sharp reduction in enemy shellings and imiimiiiniinimmiiiHiittMim EXCLUSIVE N. Y. Times Service innnniiiNiiiiiiiimniimfiiii HELD SHOULDER HIGH by members of his Italian motorcycle escort, P r e s i d e n t Nixon is mobbed by a cheering crowd in Rome's Piazza Venezia Thursday afternoon. The presidential motorcade stopped to permit Nixon to mingle with the crowd. --AP Wirflnhoto AFTER ROME RIOTING Nixon to Paris; Viet Red Negotiators Rip 'Treachery' PARIS (UPI) -- Communist negotiators unleashed an unprecedented personal attack on President Nixon Thursday on the eve of his arrival in Paris. They denounced his administration as "more perfidious" than that, of former President Johnson. Dropping all diplomatic niceties, the Communist delegates let loose against Nixon for the firsl lime since he was elecled last November. The bilter exchange look place at Thursday's sixth session of the Vietnam peace conference and lefl a cloud of gloom over Nixon's im- dead and scorns injured, pending visit. * * * * Nixon was to fly lo Paris today from Rome w h e r e Communisl-led demonstrators touched off the first, serious disorders of the Presidenl's European fence-mending mission. The Rome riots left one New Storm Disaster Looms as Rescue Work Continues By STAN LEPPARD Staff Writer While rescue and cleanup operations continued in sodden Southern California under bright sunshine Thursday, the fringes of a new storm poised ominously over the Northern California coast threatening more rain for the Southland. It was believed the STATE CANCELS 15 OIL-DRILL PERMITS By GEORGE LAINE Staff Writer The state Lands Commission Thursday canceled all 15 offshore oil and gas exploration permits within its jurisdiction -- including a controversy-shrouded Newport. Beach permit --in an effort, to remove Ihe possibility of new submerged well blowouts. Action by Ihe throe-man hoard followed a new eruption of raw petroleum flowing from a Union Oil Company well thrown i n l o operation to relieve prns- iiiiiiiiminiiii iiiMiiiMiiiMi tin MUNI iimnmii sure on me well which blew out .Inn. 2S, producing an 800-squarr-mile oil slick. The commission action Thursday overshadowed a barrage of other developments: --Observers said efforts to seal t h e latrsi ioak w i t h a combination of drilling mud nnd cement, had been successful. How- PVPT. Union Oil -- which operates Ihe well -- said (Continued Pace A-4, Col. 2) main body of the storm will bypass the stricken Southland areas. Rut the Weather Bureau forecast, showers today and tonighl with--hopefully--clearing Saturday. ¥ * ¥ * THE FORECAST in Long Beach was cloudy, s o m e t i m e s wet, and windy, with a high of 60 desreep a f t e r an overnight low of 50. Kven "moderate" rain- f a l l now could cause dam- ape more extensive l h a n t h e last storm, officials of flood-beleaguered counties warned. In V e n t u r a County, Public Works director A.P. Stokes said any new rise in the Santa Clara river could force evacuation of 20.000 persons in Oxnard. Reservoirs holding hack water above stricken canyons in Orange County, scene of five deaths in a mudslide that crushed a fire station, are expected to safely handle the now downfall. Bui a major rain could bring fresh disaster, experts said. Flood control engineer H. George Oshorn said it might take 10 days for the flow lo subside in Silverado Canyon, where the fire-station tragedy occurred. However, he t h i n k s the Santiago Reservoir can handle the expected new amount, of rain. Thirty more persons were evacuated late Thursday from Silverado and Modjeska Canyons, bringing the total lo more lhan 800. * * * * O R A N G E COUNTY H i g h w a y Commissioner Allen S. Koch said emergency repairs arc under way and Santiago C, an- yond Road is open for emergency travel only. Preliminary estimates of damage lo residences, cabins and other property in the area ranged to S4 m i l lion. Damage to roads and bridges may surpass S2 million. Hundreds of Marines from El Toro Air Sat ion worked Thursday sandbagging Santiago Creek as h e l i c o p t e r s dumped wrecked auto bodies along the banks to build a bulwark against the waters. In San Bernardino County, helicopters from George Air Force Rase and about 50 men on snowshoos began a slopp- to-slopc, cabin-to-cabin search for four Explorer Scouts and their a d u l t leaders. They have IIPPH missing in Ihe Green V a l ley Lake area. THE VIOLENCE erupted after the U.S. chief executive, heartened by a rousing sendoff in West Berlin, had been hailed by welcoming crowds in the Italian capital. At. least 35 policemen were injured, scores of sludenls bloodied and 13fl rioters arresled afler running bailies through the heart of the city. An estimated 40,000 riot police, equipped with clubs, hallled the s t u d e n t s . The wail of sirens could IIP heard in I M P conference room of Ihe Quirinal Palace whc-rp Nixon was (Continued Page A-4, Col. 5) Most bachelors have no abjection to frozen orange ;' H i c P., bill, they like to srjiipp;n IliPi'r own frmiH/ncs. ground assaults of the pasl 24 hours is interpreted by top policymakers, at least tentatively, as Hanoi's positive response lo this warning. The U.S. message, which did not make a specific threat, to resume bombardment of North Vietnam, was said to have been conveyed through private diplomatic contacts shortly after enemy forces intensified their attacks across South Vietnam last Sunday. Military officials feared the attacks might turn into a new general offensive. * * * · THE WARNING was reportedly repealed in Paris Thursday, at the sixth formal session of peace talks with North Vietnam and the National Liberation Front or Viet Cong. The U.S. represenlative, Henry Cabot Lodge, was quoted as telling the enemy side "Ihe consequences of Ihese altacks are your responsibility." The precise nalure of the understanding between the U.S. and North Vietnam, which President Johnson disclosed in his speech of Oct. 31 announcing the complete bombing h a l t , has become a point of public dispute between Washington and Hanoi, as well as within Ihe U.S. governmenl. Because of ihis ambiguity, the Nixon Administration withheld an automatic judgment that the enemy offensive required an immediate military response. After a virtually hour-by-hour study of the m i l i t a r y action in South (Continued Page A-4, Col. 1) INSIDE! INDEPENDENT SPECIAL TODAY: Priest warns of revolution danger in Latin America. Page B-l. DACY GUILTY of Stalford kidnaping. Page A-?. NEW UPROAR at UC Berkeley. Page A-4. GOVERNORS REBUFF Reagan on U.S. campus probe. Page A-5. SHAW TAKES STAND to deny complicity in assassination plot. Page A-14. Amusements . . . A - 1 6 Classified C-14 Comics C-lft Editorial B-2 Financial C-8, 9 L.A.C B-3 Obituaries C-14 Robeson B-3 Shipping C-13 T. Thomey A-17--19 Television . . C - l l , 12 Sports C-l--5 Vital Statistics .C-13 Women B-5--7 COMING TOMORROW: Plans for the Billy Graham Crusade at Anaheim include 3,000 counselors, 5,000 singers and 900 ministers.

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