Independent from Long Beach, California on January 24, 1975 · Page 18
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 18

Long Beach, California
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Friday, January 24, 1975
Page 18
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t««t »»»tii. am.. Davis explains drills Report of food-riot training discounted! United Press International '**iLos Angeles Police JSJhief Ed Davis Thursday ES^id officers are being JJgtfained to handle civil dis- ·Hurbances that may arise the current econom- situation, but he does anticipate so-called "food riots." A report late Wednesday that police officers were being trained to handle food riots arose from a m i s u n d e r s t a n d i n g , Davis said. Police Cmdr. Frank Brittell said Wednesday that police officers would be trained to c o n t r o l possible food riots. He had ·listed the p o s s i b i l i t y among several situations that could arise from a depression. BRITTELL said the entire 7,200-man force would be trained to control food riots. "Personally, I d o n ' t think there's any possibility of food riots," Davis said. "It's the last thing I would expect." But he said demonstrations and disturbances ^Youth's trial set "JJJnited Press International TMZ Philip Lanford Allen, 19, 3f Los Angeles has been Ordered to s t a n d t r i a l ^Feb. 5 for the New Year's Tbay murder of veteran Sheriff's Deputy Darden Hollis, 42, near a West Hollywood a d u l t book s t o r e , it was reported Thursday. c o u l d arise f r o m wide- s p r e a d unemployment, particularly among people who have not before exp e r i e n c e d p o v e r t y or hardship -- the working class whites. Davis a l s o s a i d the references by news media to "food riots" c o u l d bring about hoarding and higher prices. "Unemployment has doubled here in the last two years," he said. "Also young people who have expected to get jobs will be frustrated in not finding jobs." DAVIS SAID many police officers w e r e not around during the civil disturbances of the 1950s and 1960s and many officers in positions of command have not had to w o r k d u r i n g demonstrations. He said he has added a month to Police Academy training, with 160 more hours devoted to control of disturbances.. Of that time, 80 more hours are being spent in weaponless self-defense courses. That's an increase of 200 per cent in training time, he said. He compared training for the possibility of riots with being prepared for the disastrous Bel Air fire of .1961. Although there was heavy property damage, no lives were lost because police had evacuation plans. » · "We have another Bel CHIEF ED DAVIS Being Prepared Air f i r e exercise scheduled for this spring," he said. "That doesn't mean I expect there will be a fire." "We're sort of a Boy Scout organization t h a t b e l i e v e s in being prepared," he said. HE SAID that in the past police have been pictured as villains because of t h e i r actions during riots. Now, officers are being trained to keep a low pro- f i l e in handling disturbances, he said. "We have' a · role, but it's a neutral role," he said. Because of the economic situation, he said, there is a possibility of labor t r o u b l e and student unrest. "Many different institu- t i o n s w i l l be under attack." But officers will be trained to p r o t e c t the rights of individuals, he said. 1HJ INVl'MOUY CLOTHING cuo SALE 3 BIG SALE DAYS! FAMOUS WESTERN MAKER ·BRUSHED DENIM BELLS SPECIAL 9 Sewn in Creases Light or Dark Brown Light or Dark Blue 99 Dooley's Reg. $15.00 VPfl ·BRUSHED SATEEN BELLS 65% Polyester, 35% Rayon Navy, Powder Blue or Tan Dooley's Reg. $14.50 SPECIAL 8 M ·BRUSHED SATEEN JACKETS I? l ' s R e . 19.00 . . . . . . . . · f c Dooley's Reg. $19.00 ·CORDUROYS STRAIGHT LEG 5-Colors ................. ·_ ·CORDUROY JACKETS, 5 COLORS Dooley's Reg. $14.50 ·GAL'S STRAIGHT LEG JEARS 3 PRS,s 5 ·GALS' LO-CUT DENIM BELLS Dooley's Reg. $13.00 ·BOYS' STRAIGHT LEG DENIM JEANS E99 Dooley's Reg. $9.50 v HAWAIIAN T-SHIRTS Dooley's Reg. S8.99 Eo. SPECIAL 3P10 ALL HANG TEN SHIRTS (IK STOCK) BOY'S SOCKS Reg. 1.50 SPECIAL COUNTRY CLOTHING STORE BOOTS HATS BELTS 5075 Long Beach Blvd., No. Long Beach Parole hearing set for Timothy Leary By BOB EC-ELKO SACRAMENTO (Ah 1 ) Timothy L e a r y , former high priest of the nation's LSD drug cult, will be considered for parole at a hearing Feb. 18, the Calif o r n i a A d u l t Authority said Thursday. The 54-year-old former H a r v a r d University lec- t u r e r is serving a .sentence of up to 10 years in prison for marijuana possession, along w i t h a concurrent term for a 1970 prison escape. RAY BROWN, chairman of the A d u l t A u t h o r i t y , said in an interview he and another parole board member already h a v e made their recommendations in the case. He declined to say w h a t the recommendations were. Brown also would not say if the board will hear testimony on reports that Leary and his girlfriend, Joanna Harcourt Smith, h a v e been feeding information to authorities on drug traffic and radicals who allegedly helped him escape. Leary's first application for parole was turned down last September. The next hearing was originally set for this July. Brown said such special hearings normally are called because of new {Jnyoinnmoritc in a CQS? ' He declined to say why Leary's hearing was called. Leary, reportedly in federal custody, will not attend the closed door hearing, Brown said. However, officials say Leary is scheduled to testify next Monday at a state Personnel Board hearing for a psychologist who is fighting dismissal by the state. THE psychologist, Wesley Hiler, has said he was fired over an incident involving tape-recorded interviews with Leary while Leary was at the California Medical Facility at Vacaville. Leary and Miss Smith have been called as witnesses by both the state and Hiler. San Francisco attorney J a m e s McCready, who represents Hiler, said he will crpssexamine Leary and his girlfriend and prove their statements against Hiler are "lies." The hearing is scheduled behind closed doors at the Vacaville facility. Hearing officer James Waller said the press and public will be barred "in order to insure the presence of the witness and his safety." . IS ALWAYS AN ANSWER" A FREE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE LECTURE :=~ i.» MARTIN N. HEAFER, C.S.B. member of The Christian Science Board of Lectureship SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 3:00 P.M. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 440 ELM AVENUE, LONG BEACH EVERYONE IS INVITED "How come my electric bill is so high? And weVe been ysing less," We know your electric bill is higher. A lot higher-even though you're conserving electricity. Why? Primarily because of the increased cost of oil. It's our job to provide the electricity you, your family and your job require. And we must do so in a manner that meets all air pollution control regulations. This means burning foreign, low-sulfur oil in Edison generating plants. The price is set by foreign governments, and i! more than tripled in the last 18 months. It could go even higher. Since January, 1972, .the increasing costs.qf oil and.the additional amounts we have had to buy are jesponsible for almost 9Q?.o of .the increase.!!! your electric_bjlls. So we won't always be so dependent on foreign oil, we're spending millions of dollars building coal and nuclear plants. We are also researching new ways to generate electricity-without foreign oil. Geothemial power. Solar power. Fuel cells. Fast breeder reactors. Nuclear fusion.' costly, but it will also help to reduce our reliance on foreign oil. Projects related to the environment are expensive, too, and in 197-! will account for about 20? of our capital expenditures. In the past six years, $325 million were required to be spent for such projects. It looks like we will have to spend another $·150 million for environmental purposes within the next four-year period. On top of all this, inflation is eating into our budget - as it is yours. The cost of constructing new plants is 10 times higher than it was a few years ago, and borrowing costs have more than doubled. Your electric bill will reflect these rising costs. What can you do to hold down your bill? Budget your use of electricity wisely. For ways to do this, send for our free booklet. Write: "Conservation," Edison, P.O. Box 800, Rosemead, CA91770. OPEN MONDAY FRIDAY 9-9. TUES.. WED., THURS. SAT. 9-6; SUNDAYS 10-5 Southern California Edison Make every kilowatt count. An 1 tiuiii Opportunity Employer.

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