Independent from Long Beach, California on October 21, 1970 · Page 10
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 10

Long Beach, California
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Wednesday, October 21, 1970
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Tunney Re\ives Issue of Murphy Technicolor By BOB HOUSER Political Editor Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John V. Tumiey .-barged Tuesday that Republican i nc u m b e n t George Murphy "accepV- ed at least one-quarter of a million dollars from Technicolor, Inc. during his six years in the Senate." Tunney, 36-year-oid Riv- pi-side congressman, told a Us Angeles Town Hall audience that Murphy thus received more from Technicolor than from his approximate $200,000 salary as a senator over that period. He said Murphy has contributed to a general loss of confidence and respect for government and public officials. "Perhaps it has been unwitting -- and I'm sure that it is," Tunney said, "but it has had its effect." In addition to money payments from Technicolor, Tunney charged that Murphy received, during his lime in Congress, loans nf $100,950 from Mrs. Mary F, Thompson and $46,603 from Edward Ettinger to p u r c h a s e Technicolor slock. Mrs. Thompson Is the sister of the then chairman of the board of Technicolor, Patrick J. Frawley Jr. Ettinger is chairman of the corporation's finance committee and Murphy's 1964 campaign finance director. At the time Murphy was ALPINE COUNTY Gays' Plan of Takeover Confirmed Associated Press A homosexual group confirmed Tuesday what Alpine County officials have feared: It plans to take over the tiny county in the High Sierra by outvoting the present population there. Don Kilhefmer, an organizer for the Gay Liberation Front, told a news conference that many members of Iris group plan lo move to the county south of Lake Tahoe and, after establishing legal residence by living there for 99 days, demand a recall of the government. "WE have 479 who have signed up already," Kilhef- mer said. "All we need is about 250 to constitute a majority." The county has 367 voters. County officials heard about the GLF's plan over the weekend and expressed alarm. "We are all very concerned," rancher Herbert Bruns, chairman of the county Board of Supervisors, said then. "Naturally, we'll do everything we can to prevent anyone taking over our county. The trouble is. with that new State Supreme Court decision and the new election laws, it makes it easier for people to register." The State Supreme Cour recently eliminated a one year state residency re quirement for voters. The county requires 90 days. THE group plans to replace present officeholders with its own members, the GLF spokesman said and ' turn Alpine County into a haven for homosexuals who have been repressed by "straight" sociely. "We plan lo do this as peacefully as possible." said another spokesman. \At Haflin. "But if there is vigilants action, we will defend ourselves in any way necessary." Migration to the county will begin about Jan. I. Kelhefmer said Eventually, the spokesmen, predicted. A l p i n e County will become a mec- ca for homosexuals from all over the nation. Group members may also migrate to other small counties, Kilhefmer said, adding: "Almost any state in the union has an Alpine." arranging the loans. Tunney said, "the Internal Revenue Service put a lien on bis bank account for failure to pay $3.218 in 1967 federal income taxes." Tunney said the 68-year- old senior senator from California should explain the full extent of his arrangement with the corporation, ''apart from the obvious questions of ethics and integrity. "Were there any legislative agreements in return for his services?" Tunney asked. Exactly whal did he consult on and wilh whom'.' Were there any deals, im- plicil or implied, in his long association wilh Technicolor, Inc.? Exactly how much time did he spend on his consultant's job?" Tunney said he understood Technicolor's new management is conducting an inquiry into Murphy's relationship with the company's former management but that it doesn't plan lo disclose its findings unlil after the Nov. 3 election. Tunney said he believed the majority of Technicolor's new management is Republican, but he had no reason to believe they had been pressured into delaying the disclosures. "Like Caesar's wife," Tunney said, "public officials must be above suspicion." Asked what benefits he thought Technicolor might gain by hiring a U.S. senator as a consultant Tunney replied, "It is very good public relations for a corporation to have a senator on the payroll and be able to trot him out at board ol directors meetings." During his Senate years, \ Tunney said, Murphy vot- { ed against a series of bills i aimed at reducing conflicls \ of interest: against legisla- \ tion which would prohibit \ joint ventures by senators \ and lobbyists and prohibit | lobbyists from giving sena- { tors gifts in excess of $100; ? against requiring senators 1 to file financial stalemenls | with Ihe secretary of the j Senate or annual reports of "| their business associations. j At the same time, Tun- \ ney continued. Sen. Mur- | phy introduced legislation } which would have saved | the Irvine Foundation $100 i million over 10 years, ac- I cording to the estimale of | Sen. Paul Fannin, R-Ariz. 1 Another piece of Murphy I legislation "would give ] away $64 million worlh of i California land to private j interests, a land area al- j most the size of Rhode Is- j land. ; "When Ihe facts of the bill were revealed by the Ontario, Calif, newspaper. George Murphy said that he had killed it. But the fact is thai he has not killed it. This bill still lies in Senate committee where il can be revived at any time." In response to newsmen's questions, Tunney said he had no intention of abandoning his campaign in Chicano neighborhoods as a result of jostling he received Saturday night in East Los Angeles where he fled to his car. "Of course I'm going to campaign in Mexican-American neighborhoods," he said, blaming the incident on what he described as "radicals." "It was necessary to heat a retreat but not lower my flag," Tunney said. OFFICIALS ALERTED Election Plot Rumors Bared Associated Press Law enforcement agencies are taking steps to guard public officials in the wake of rumors that militant organizations may commit kidnapings and other violence on election day, Nov. 3, Chief Dep. Ally. Gen. Charles O'Brien said Tuesday. O'Brien. Democratic candidate for state attorney general, said if an official is kidnaped, he has Gov. Reagaii said Tuesday he does nol anticipate terrorist bombings on election day and has nu plans to impose martial law when Califoruiaus go to the polls Nov. 3. ,^,^-^^r^^-u-^-^ recommended llial Gov. Ronald Reagan declare martial law. "This is the only way in which we can make il clear that our state wUl nol accept the tactics of terrorism," he told a news conference. O'Brien would not elaborate on what security measures are being made or who would be guarded. "This is being worked out with the governor's office," he said. He said the possible violence is linked in the rumors to the Arab guerrilla group Al Fatah, the Black Panthers and the Students for a Democratic society. · SDS, he noted, had issued ? memorandum proclaiming election day as a "day of wrath." i THE RUMORS were reported to police, iwlitical ( candidates and election officials, O'Brien said. He I said all of the rumors indicated that any violence \ would be directed solely against public officials, \ not polling places. { He said he hoped for an "enormous" voter turn\ out Nov. 3 as "proof that the syslem works." I Earlier in his news conference, O'Brien said a I raid by state narcotics agents last weekend shows 1 the "interworkings between the illicit traffic in \ drugs and military weapons." \ He displayed 500,000 pills, military weapons, dy- 1 namite and hand grenades seized in a raid in South I Gate, 15 miles southeast of Los Angeles. I "We face a very difficult period here in California," O'Brien said, "and the public must be aware of the risks that law enforcement is taking. "We must recognize that groups in our society are determined to terrorize government, and government must be ready to meet this threat." Murphy Gets HEW Chief Aid, Hits 'Eastern Liberals' By ROBERT P. LALKE.NCt: DIABLO (UPll - Sen. George Murphy Tuesday night received support in his re-election campaign from Heallh Education and Wellare Secretary Elliott Richardson, the most recent in a series of Nixon Administration officials in s|eak for Murphy. In remarks lo a Contra Costa County fund raising dinner, Richardson praised Murphy for a "keen awareness of the needs of all our people for a belter quality of life." EARLIER IN" the day the Republican senator toured the Mare Island Naval Shipyard al Vallejo and addressed about 500 Pacific Gas and Electric employes in San Francisco. Speaking lo Ihe 1 J GK group, Murphy repealed his proposal thai Ihe Supreme Court be required lo make decisions hy a "Iwn thirds majority r the meaning ol Die Cousiitiliou i?. HI- volved" rather than by a simple majority He saul his plan would ue "taU-r ' Also m San Francisco. Murphy baid llial aile^a- lion made by his opiwnenl. Democratic Ri-p. John Tunney. conci'rnin^ Murphy's former i-onlrai-l w i t h the Technicolor Cnrp wm a "|xlitical Miiear a M c i i i p l t h a i was c a r c I u I 1 planned." In an mU'mew w i t h :i San Francisco television station for later broadcast Murphy was asked who planned the "smear" anil responded lhal "In Washington you hear all sorts of rumors." He added he had heard two years ago irom "close friends ol Eastern liberals" llial he would be a target ol Democrats in 1W7D. "THE EASTERN liberal ijroup would like lo havp a base" in Calitormu lor the Vfi'l presidential campaign, lie said I'he senator also p r c d i r l ed lie would deleat Tunney l)\ "about tin. 1 same mar- um 1 beat Pierre Salinger " M u r p h y was elected 10 the Senate by :fOO.OOO votes in 1964. A recent poll, however, showed Tunney leading Murphy by two percentage (joints. IT'S FUN TO LUNCH AT WELCH 9 Special Sandwiches with Salad from $1.00 to our famous Prime Rib Dinner $2.25 . . . try our mystery luncheon, it may be FREE. WELCH'S - 4401 Atlantic Ave. Lang Beach --Reservations Call GA 2-1225 Serving 7 Days a Week It's Penney Days! Sale of fashion boots- now you can step easy! Closeoutpf L , every fur in stock Fantastic reductions. Now while they last. Come watchthe furs fly. Use Penneys Time Payment Plan or put it on Lay-away. Sale prices eflecliva thru Saturday. Reg. 19.99. 16" two strap boot. In brown leather. Woman's sizes. Reg. 15.99. 16" brushed suede fringed boot. 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