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EXECUTIONS UPHELD Combined News Services '.~ On a gray,'rainy day, 83 condemned men on . San Quentin's death row heard ' the · bad hews and many · just shrugged their shoulders! . · · ; "Half of us don't know what it's all 'about . . . We : .haven't .seen the decision - yet. We just got bits .and pieces .-from the warden, '·radio and television," said . Charles; Gardner, 20, .'of ·Oakland, who has been on death row since January for. killing a clothing store owner during'a robbery. He called the upholding of the death penalty Monday by the California Supreme Court "bad and disappointing in a way." He said the wait for a possibly 'favorable court decision was. more agonizing than quick execution. . · " I . want to p live," said Gardner, "but .it's no. use believing in a fantasy. Rather than stay five to eight years on the row, I'd rather .be dead by gas. Waiting for it to come is worse than getting it." A s s o c i a t e Warden James W. L. Park said the c o n d e m n e d .' inmates "aren't too excited about the decision." "They're realists," he" said. "They .wanted their death sentences . wiped clean and they wanted to 'get: out of here. An alternative of having to serve . 20 .to 30 years or life doesn't appeal to them. "Most of them did not really expect the court to outlaw the death penalty. Most of them are sophisticated enough in these matters to want to read the decision themselves to see how it affects their cases." The court, in its 4-3 decision, also decreed that California juries constitutionally can decide whether the murder punishment shall be death or life imprisonment. The decision came in an appeal challenge which had stayed all executions since Nov. 14, 1967. The court ruled . in the cases of Robert Page Anderson, ,32, convicted of a San Diego murder, and Frederick Saterfield, 53, convicted of two Orange County slayings. A separate G-l decision ordered new trials for both. The court decreed they must be tried under the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision barring .the exclusion from juries of anyone opposing the death penalty. · The court's chief clerk said the decision does no} . immediately lift the mass' stay for 21 men oh death t , row in the same status as Saterfield and Anderson. He said the decision does not become ,'final for 30 days during which a rehearing can be asked. An attorney for the National Association for t'ho Advancement of Colored ' People said the decisions 'mean nearly all the state's · condemned prisoners will have to be granted new penalty trials. ' . ' . . ' ' ! - ·','This is not the end of the road, by any means," said Steve Raston, West Coast · director for the NAACP legal defense fund, which started the. (Continued Page A-4, Col. 4) PLAN TV CIRCUIT AT SIRHAN TRIAL on Page A-3 1 WEATHER I ^ ·.-"·! | Widespread heavy fog and low clouds with':- \ \ partial clearing in afternoon. High about Tt. \ I Complete weather on Page C-7. Phone HE 5-1161 --Classified No. : HE 2-5959 40 PAGES LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1968 VOL; 31, NO. 230 . HOME EDITION--.I0e Order S.F. State ion line uu.432-3451 ACTION LINE is your service, solving your problems, getting your answers, cutting red tape and standing up for your rig/its. To get action, write ACTION LINE, Box 230, Long Beach, Calif. 90801, or dial 432-3451 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., or 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., Monday through. Friday. Questions to be answered are selected for thair general interest and helpfulness. Picture of Pat Q. I am on the student council at Patrick Henry Elementary School. For a school project, we are trying to find a painting .of Patrick -Henry to hang in the hall. One of our teachers photographed a painting she saw In Wilh'amsburg, Va., but the'enlargerhent of it didn't turn out well.' · We can't find any other painting. Can ACTION LINE possibly help us? J. C,, Long Beach. A. A good portrait'of Patrick Henry is hard to find.--However, a !6-by-20-inch color print of the Thomas Scully painting your teacher saw can be ordered for $24 from Colonial Williamsburg, Wllliamsburg, Va: 23185. Hugh DeSamper, Williamsburg press biireau director, says the same size black and white print of the famous orator's portrait, which hangs in the Williamsburg Capitol building, would cost $6. Or he will send you an 8- by-10-ihch color print free of charge. Bleach Job Q. In March a Purex Corp. newspaper advertisement stated that by sending 19 cents to the company in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., you would receive a coupon for one .gallon of Purex bleach. Three friends and I took advan- · tage of this offer, but never have received our coupons. Can 'ACTION LINE find out what happened to our re- i quests? L.V\ S., Long Beach. . ' A. Coupons are being sent to you and your friends. "Having the customers send 19 cents in coin or check created a -lot of unexpected problems with this offer," explained Jane CHdham, consumer-relations official for the Purex Corp. in Lakewood. "No one wants to write a check for 19. cents, and it's never too safe to send currency through the mail. Many of the coupon requests never were received." Suede Fade Q. Where can I have a suede coat remade into a skirt? M. N., Long Beach. Q. How can I have a suede jumper treated so it will not fade or shed onto a crepe blouse? How do you iron suede? Mrs. T. K., Long Beach. A. You may be able to have you coat restyled into a skirt at Marc Hart Leather Apparel, 9511 Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills. A company representative said it would depend on the style and condition of the coat. Most dressmakers do not have the special sewing machines necessary for working on suede. ACTION LINE called several leather apparel manufacturers and dealers and learned that the textile term used to describe what is happening to your jumper is "crocking." Crocking is when excess surface dye and particles are nibbing off . the material. To reduce the problem, the manufacturers and dealers suggested you spray the jumper with Suede Guard or Scotchgard or get it specially cleaned. Certified Accessory Cleaners, 642 N. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, has a decrocking process ..for suede. Long Beach agent for Certified is Personna Cleaners, 2545 Atlantic Ave. The estimated cleaning cost would be 18 to $12. To clean sued*, yourself, use a fine wire brush to remove the dirt and raise the nap. Light soil on suede garments can often be removed by rubbing with a soft rubber eraser. To iron suede, use a siDc scarf or ' cotton material as a press cloth. Keep the setting on the Iron at warm. Seats of Government Q. In ' order to' finish a citizenship badge project, our Cub Scout troop needs pictures of the Capitol buildings in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. Could ACTION LINE help us get 10 of each of these pictures? . B. T., Lakewood. A. Illustrated pamphlets on the two capitols are · being sent to you front the Washington, D.C., Board of '·Trade, and. Tony Beard, chief sergeant-at-arms for the California Assembly in Sacramento. KEY OFFICIALS GRIM-FACED AT TRUSTEES' HEARING ON S.F. STATE COLLEGE L to R: Gov. Ronald Reagan, College President Robert Smith, Chancellor Glenn S. Dumke High Court B-52 Flips, SH1P COLLISION Bomb Load 90 Die at Sea wm Vote Explodes Shady Business . Q. I have collected some lovely lamps, from the old mining towns in California and would love to maks -.' -.-, · ; ': " · (Continued Page A-4, Col. 1) : : . NAHA, Okinawa Tuesday (UPI) -- A U.S. B-52 bomber loaded with 750- pound bombs crashed on takeoff at Kadena U.S. Air Force base today. Its seven crewmen ran for their lives as the bombs exploded, destroying the huge jet. Two of the crewmen were injured seriously. The eight-engine jet bomber was en route on an operational mission with "conventional weapons" when the crash occurred. An eyewitness said the giant bomber failed to gain altitude as it left the base runway just before dawn, pancaked at the end of the runway and came to a skidding stop. Crewmen bolted out of the .hatches and were sprinting away when the first -explosion knocked them sprawling. * * *' *' A SERIES of secondary explosions which he described as "enormous" then . t o r e through the plan'e, hurling wreckage across a base perimeter highway and touching off small brush fires. Windows shattered in base buildings and houses as far as two miles away. Residents of Naha, 20 miles away, reported hearing the explosions. · An - Air . Force spokesman said the B-52 Strato- fort was one of several taking off on the "operational mission" but he refused to say whether they were headed for a bombing raid over South Vietnam. . ;The incident was likely . to increase the friction that has. been' building in U.S.-Japanese relations because of the presence of U.S. military bases on Okinawa: · i , : MANILA, Tuesday (UPI) -- The 5,000-ton British freighter Eastern Moon rammed and sank a passenger- laden Philippines. motor .vessel during a typhoon Monday. Rescue officials feared at least 90 persons died in the Cebu Harbor collision. They said early today six bodies had been recovered from the central Philippines harbor and 44 survivors accounted for. The Philippine: News Service said the British freighter was maneuvering through storm-whipped seas to enter Cebu .Harbor when it struck the Iruna amidships. The smaller.vessel split in two and sank within three minutes. 1 . Rescue operations were begun immediately and ships in the area were using searchlights to look for survivors. Officials reported no damage to the Eastern Moon. Secret Fuel Abortionist Blows Up; 1 Airs'Hush' on Powell Dies, 8 Hurt A Torrance man died and eight others were injured when experimental low : smog fuel being tested near · Gardena exploded Monday. Jack Hartman, 40, of 25010 Anza Ave., died apparently of a heart attack shortly after the 2:30 p.m. explosion of the fuel in a testing engine at the West Coast Refrigeration and Fixture Co., 15821 S. Broadway. County firemen were dispatched to the firm with radiation detection equipment when first reports of the explosion indicated the fuel contained radioactive elements. Fire Capt. Charles Cornel said ho traces of radioactivity ;_ were found. However, spokesmen for the · firm refused to disclose to officials the chemical composition of the fuel. Joseph, Papp, .35,' inventor of the fuel, said the mixture was being tested in a small foreign auto engine. ' · . . . - : · Payoffs A scholarly, soft-spoken · computer programmer for a large sayings and loan firm told a IMS Angeles judge Monday he paid $7,500 to two men who threatened to expose his secret sideline as an-abortionist. Myrtle M. Gaber, 34, told Municipal Judge Louis B. Feder's court that the two men he paid off demanded $50,000 more, threatened his life and lured him to a Torrance motel room where he was beaten by armed thugs. It was after the beating that he contacted police, and Ranee E m e r s o n Hodges, 31, and Richard J. Chiarenza, 23, were arrested. * * * * GABER, WHO told the court he "induced miscarriages," testified that Hodges, a barber-school graduate, has recruited clients for him and tried to 'Shake him down for (Continued Page A-4, Col. 4) WASHINGTON UFI -The Supreme Court took on Adam Clayton Powell's case against the House Monday, risking a collision between two branches of government. .The surprise action means, .attorneys for the .New York. Democrat will ' have a chance.to argue in the court that Powell's ex- 'clusion from his House seat March 1, 1967, was arbitrary and .unconstitutional. This docs hot mean necessarily that the justices will decide if the House has the right to bar the seating of elected members. For instance, the court could conclude Powell is entitled to a hearing and yet decide it does not have the constitutional authority to force Congress to. seat him. * " * ' * * M O M E N T A R I L Y at least, Powell has scored an interim victory in his battle with the House. He was in a dentist's chair in New York City when he received word of the court's action. Henry R. Williams, one of Powell's attorneys, said "I guess that was some compensation for going to the dentist. He was happy at the news." . Powell, a Negro, lost his seat after a select committee of the House found him guilty of "gross misconduct" as. a congress- Continued Page A-4, Col. 3) Dumke Will Use Force li Needed By RALPH HINMAN Jr. Education Editor The immediate reopening of violence-torn San Francisco State College was ordered Monday by the California State College Board of Trustees-with Chancellor Glenn Dumke promising to use force "if necessary" to back up the trustees' order. . 'Hie hoard, meeting in Los Angeles, gave its edict after a day-long investigation into disturbances which caused college President Robert B. Smith to shut down the 18,000-studcnt campus last Thursday. The board's decision was by nearly unanimous voice vote. Smith, who closed the college to "prevent damage to life and state property," told the trustees, "some students attended classes Monday, more will be there Tuesday and, hopefully, on Wednesday the school will be in full operation." THE COLLEGE, president declined to say whether J'mare than usual" security measures will bejn effect. The trustees left the amount of police protection up to' him. · Dumke, in a later news conference, expressed satisfaction with the timetable proposed by Smith. He said the "reopening process will begin immediately" arid classes would resume "no later than Wednesday." "Force will be used if necessary," Dumke told reporters, "but it will be avoided if possible." Gov. Ronald Reagan, ex-officio president of the board who told the board the campus never should have been shut down, told reporters, "I'm completely satisfied with the trustees' decision." Theodore Meriam, chairman of the trustees, said there would be "adequate security forces to preserve order on campus." THE BOARD.'reiterated its policy that "violence and the threat of violence cannot be tolerated." Its resolution on reopening of the school bans Smith or any other official from, in Reagan's words, "negotiating away your authority." B The resolution specifically states "there will be no negotiations, arbitration or concession of student grievances or complaints except through ordinary channels." Further, the resolution ' says, continuing talks with campus militants "will not be made under duress and (then) only after order has been restored and the educational process resumed." The resolulion on the reopening was introduced by Trustee Charles Luckman, a Los Angeles architect. It stated classes must resume before any negotiations were undertaken with student dissidents. Opposing the Luckman resolution, Trustee William Morris of Los Angeles called it "vague, ambiguous and uncertain." Meriam disagreed, saying, "I don't think it's vague. The board wants its college opened just as quickly as it can be opened." Hardly mentioned during the day was the name of George Mason Murray, the Black Panther leader and sometime English instructor, whose firing on Dumke's order reputedly triggered the disturbances. The .violence on campus included about 50 fires set by arsonists. At a press conference, Dr. Smith declined to. discuss disciplinary action brought in the Black Panthers' (Continued Page A-4, Col. 1) Men who are afraid of being spoiled by success should get a job with the wcalhcr. bureau, . INDEPENDENT · ABOLISHING of Medi-Cal urged by state Sen. John G. Schmitz. Page A-3. · ROBERT FINCH will not run for re-election as lieutenant governor in 1970 but won't oppose Gov. Reagan or Sen. Murphy for their posts either. 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