Independent from Long Beach, California on February 28, 1969 · Page 5
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Long Beach, California
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Friday, February 28, 1969
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limUIHimimilllllUlltl Una oe«ch, C^IU., Fit, F«b. !!, INI INDEPENDENT (AM) PRESS-TELEGRAM (PM}--A-5 REAGAN'S COLLEGE STAND Q mndn Dropouts Tf on't Halt Work Plan HEIGHTENING POPULARITY Y r SAN FRANCISCO (UPi) -- The Mervin Field California poll reported Thursday Gov. Ronald Reagan's firm handling of college demonstrations and riots has sent his popularity "to a new peak of public approval." The poll said on of every two citizens in the state points to Reagn's handling of college troubles when asked to name the thing they especially approve of in his performance. "The percentage of the public which credits him with doing a good job has bounced back from its low of a year ago," the poll reported. The latest poll said 42 per cent of Californians thought Reagan was doing a good job while 36 per cent felt the governor was merely doing a "fair job." The poll said 15 per cent rated his performance as "poor" and 7 per cent didn't have an opinion. A year ago 30 per cent felt he was doing a good job and an equal percentage gave him a "poor" rating. Those surveyed were also asked: '·What things that governor Reagan has done since he has been in office do you especially approve or disapprove." The poll said 50 per cent approved most of Reagan's handling of "riots at universities and colleges and control of demons! rat tors and strikers." Last -year only 6 per cent rated his handling of college troubles as the thing they approved of most. "By taking his hard stand, Gov. Reagan has struck a responsive chord that gains him widespread support among the California public," the poll said. Campus Investigation Snubbed bv Governors By AL EISELE From Our National Bureau WASHINGTON -- The nation's governors Thursday ducked a proposal by California's Ronald Reagan that the Nixon Administration investigate evidence of national organi- zalion behind campus rioting. Avoiding the Reagan resolution, the National Governors' Conference instead approved a milder declaration backing President Nixon on the issue. However, Vice President Spiro Agnew expressed sympathy for the California problem and suggested the Justice Department will give Reagan's proposal "proper consideration." Agnew said President Nixon, who earlier this week praised Notre Dame University's plan for expulsion of violently dissenting students, is "terribly concerned" over campus disorders. The approved resolution, propounded by the confre- cnce's executive committee, extends the governors' support to th President in "the preservation and advancement of higher education on many of the nation's campuses." !f :;· 3 * "LAWLESS ACTS by u small segment of the student population musl not be allowed to interfere with the vast number of students who are seeking to exercise their educational opportunities," the resolution declares. Reagan's r e s o l u t i o n would have asked for a Justice Department investigation of "growing evidence of nationwide coordination in the planning, the nature, the liming and the leadership in campus disruption." It also asked for a federal determination of whether or not "federal funds should be withheld from institutions, faculty members and students who permit or perform unlawful acts." Reagan said his state investigators have told that "familiar faces" appear at demonstrations at different universities in California and elsewhere. Me suggested at a news conference that the Internal Revenue Service check the incomes of the dissent leaders and how they are able to undertake extensive travels which allegedly include visits to Havana and Hanoi. GUBERNATORIAL reaction to Reagan's resolution ranged from cool to noncommittal. Gov. Francis Sargent of Massachusetts .said he was "not prepared" to back it and Gov. William G. Milliken of Michigan pleaded he hadn't had a chance to study it. The pair, both Republican newcomers, were at the news conference called by Reagan. Campus rioting was the chief subject at the meeting, and all the governors expressed concern over campus violence. But they were wary of any action or statement that might be interpreted as stepping upon the right to peaceful dissent or academic freedom. Reagan, who is up for re-election next year, asked for federal recommendations to the states and colleges for means to damper the violence "without at the same time curbing the right of dissent, hampering the ability of the institution to function in its proper area or instituting new federal controls . . ." Reagan flushed angrily when a long-haired young man among the reporters asked about police attacks on students. He said the lawmen have used "only the violence that is necessary." IN TURN, the governor said, the police have been attacked by "lynch mobs of students" and wounded by cherry bombs placed to detonate within glass jars. He denounced a bombing at a Claremont Collego in which a 20-year- old girl office worker was "horribly maimed" by the blast. Reagan said agitators, demonstrating t e a c h e r s and hesitant administrators "all have to share some responsibility for what happened to this girl." In his talk to the governors, the vice president said there is no relation- ship between academic freedom and the need for order. "WE HAVE the obligation to protect the freedom of others, including students who go to college and want to learn," be declared. One source in the private meeting said about 10 governors sided with Reagan against the final resolution by voting for a pro-investigation amendment offered by Gov. John Bell Williams of Mississippi. Gov. Buford Ellington of Tennessee, the conference chairman, said the outcome should not be interpreted as a slap at Reagan b e c a u s e of Nixon's assurances of a continuing investigation that began in the Johnson administration. UC PRESIDENT SAYS AVOID REPRESSION STOCKTON (UPI) -- Repression is not a feasible solution to ending student strikes and must be avoided even if it seems desirable, University of California President Charles J. Hitch said Thursday night. Hitch, speaking to the All University Alumni, a statewide group, said the massive use of police force "cannot end the strike it can only exacerbate it." * * ^ -f "THERE ARE no perfect solutions, we must wait these things out," Hitch said. He suggested school administrators solve as soon as possible legitimate student complaints and to discipline those persons who are bent on disruption. "Above all I think we must recognize hasty and repressive action is exactly what the troublemakers want; it is the basis of their entire program . . I do not think we ought to oblige," he said."What we are dealing with here are a small group of people who have no fiatli in Democracy, no respect for the rights of others, and no regard for human dignity." ft it * * HITCH ADDED that the vast majority of students, "in their jargon, are turned off by violence." He said U.C. Berkeley President Roger Heyns has been very clear about his rules--"violators have been and will be disciplined, have been and will be suspended and persons who violate the law have been and will be suspended." "All these things help to maintain order but it should be clear they can not be overused," he said. SAN QUENTIN (UP!) man in the program to Anowsmith ran off his Park said the repayment return to the community -- "We had assumed vanish from his job. J ol) al a San Rafael ser- W as unnecessary because by the Adult Authority, there would be failures, . vice station Mondav, tak- the service station opera- which has set parole dates although we didn't expect ' a l k sal " pnson a u t n o r - -- «7n from fh» rnsh tor found a 593 paycheck for them." them so early." ilies have no intention of d raw er. due Arrowsmith. " Cluits was clue tor pa- That was the reaction abandoning the four- 1'AKK SAID a group of role M;iy 5. Thursday of Associate month old worU-furlough about 50 prisoners, trou- , , ie alx "f ,, p ." ·· " Wc have to ^""^ Warden James Park to the program despite their dis- bled by the defections, " ' ne " edm or Pl that the men who dropped latest failure in the state's appointment in the case of have offered to make res- al a · »iii would have hc-r. c. new work-furlough pro- (,'huts and William J. Ar- litution to Arrowsmith's "'Ihcy are men who parok gram for San Quentin row-smith. employer. have been judged ready in .-.aiii. prison inmates. David R. Clutts, :;i, a convicted burglar from San Bernardino County, failed to return to ihe prison Wednesday night from his job in San Francisco. Under the rehabilitation program, convicts nearing their parole dates are allowed to take jobs outside the prison but must return to a barracks at San Quentin each evening. Clults was the second Army Mutiny Suspect KJees SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) -- One of 27 soldiers charged with mutiny escaped Thursday from his barred room in Letterman General Hospital at the Presidio of San Francisco. Army authorities said Lindon Blake, 20. Woodland Hills, apparently cut his way through bars in a window in the room. 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