Valley News from Van Nuys, California on October 10, 1970 · Page 51
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Valley News from Van Nuys, California · Page 51

Van Nuys, California
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Saturday, October 10, 1970
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c- *unday, Qctobtr 11, 1»70--Vori Nuys (Calif.) V W T H E N E W S lmtt-3-t Wwt-7-l Nwtfc-7-l N«.U.t-3-l lurfc«iik.44.A Ccntr«l-9-i U.S.. GERMAN AIRMEN MEET STANDING is front of piston- powered aircraft which set world air speed record are from left Darryl Greenamyer, Lockheed test pilot; Fritz Wendel, famed German flier; and Tony LeVier, Lockheed test pilot and director of flying operations. Greenamyer set record on Aug. 16, 1969. It has been held previously by Wendel who set it in April of 1939. He was test pilot from 1935 to end of World War II in Germany. SITTING at controls of plane previous record in April of 1939. Se- which set world air speed record for curing canopy is Darryl Greenamyer piston-powered aircraft in August of who piloted craft during its record-set- 1969 is Fritz Wendel,, who established ting performance. WESTERN UNION TELEGRAM « «i t!i= ?.-- Kic r.i ,niS: i:lc,-.-4.-isi.tOCALTIMf i: r.wnr oforUn TII-C of rttf'N » »^L"IIMh*t poi-«? J-,».t''. ^ LA003 SPD281 KAZ84 T K CDJ28S V I A ITT AWM285 V I A ITT XY 15768 DP5311A540 = U 1 N X CO DPAU 024 -AUGSBUR--WR W q QPWT =MR D A R R Y L GREENAMSER F I G H T E R A I R MUSEUM PO BOX 5024 =M1SS I ONH1LLSCAL1FORN *BRAYO. DERRYL ENDL1CH HAT ES E I N E R GESCHAFFT H E R Z L 1 C H E eGLUECKWUENSCHE * FRITZ WENDEL AUGSBURG K 1 T Z E K M A R K T 18 eCOL 5024 91340 13 =NNNN^== HERE is reproduction of telegram sent to Darryl Greenamyer, 34-year-old Lockheed test pilot from Sun Valley, who holds world air speed record for piston-powered aircraft, from Fritz Wendel 5-5 of Augsburg, Germany who was previous record- holder for 30 years, three months and 21 days. It says, "Bravo Dairyl. Someone has finally made it" Wendel set record in 1939. Greenamyer established it on Aug. 16,1969. Applications for Teaching Posts Being Accepted The elementary education department at San Fernando Valley State College will be accepting applications for first and second semester elementary school directed teaching for spring, 1971. Students arc required to sign up for an application meeting before Oct. 20 in Monterey Hall, room 101 The deadline for submitting applications is Nov. 16. F u r l her information may be obtained from Dr. John W. Carlson, coordinator of elementary directed teaching, 349-1200, extension 1515. O'Nan Changes Carrell Blocked Subversive Bill Slate Sen. Tom CarrelJ, Democratic incumbent in the 22nd District, helper! defeat a proposed const i I u tional amendment which would have prohibited Angela Davis from holding a teaching position at slate-supported I'CLA. his Republican a3- vcrsjry George O'Nan ha? charged. O'Nan. a former law en- f o r c e nucnt officer, has asked Carreli for a puWic explanation of his vote quashing "such an important piece of legislation." T h e s e n a t e c o n - sliluliona] amendment wn- d e r c o n s i d e r a t i o n II, Coombs) dealt with employment of suJv vensives. "It asked that any person who knowingly and willfully advocated the overthrow of the state or federal government by lawless action, where such advoracy is directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action, and is likely to incite or produce such action, be prohibited from holding any office or employment at 1TL.V O'Nan said, ''Tom Carrel! voted for a reconsideration of the proposed amendment which, in effect was a vote against the measure and h e l p e d k i l l the bill," O'Nan charged. 4) Record Setting Aviators Honored by Pilots Group The paths oi two sky giants -- previously separated by thousands of miles and more than 30 years -- have crossed ceremoniously at ground level. Occasion for the meeting was the Society of Experimental Test Pilots Association 14th annual synv m. posium and awards banquet at which 34-year-old Darryl Greenamyer of Sun Valley was honored for setting the world air speed record for piston- powered aircraft. Set Record Also at the event last month was Fritz Wendel 55, of Augsburg, Germany, who held the record for 00 years, three months and 21 days -- until Greenamyer topped him on Aug. 16,1969. Wendel was 24 when he set the record on April 26, 1939, as chief test pilot assigned to the Messerschmitt factory. He was flying a specially-built ME109R. The record he established was 469.222 mph. G r e e n a myer, flying a nighty-modified Grumman F8F Bearcat, Conquest 1, set the new record of 483.041 mph at Rodgers Dry Lake, Edwards Air Force Base. Greenamyer is a test pilot for Lockheed. Wendel was a test pilot from 1935 to the end cf World War II. He now manages a brewery in Ausburg. near the Messerschmitt factory. Wendel was brought to America as a guest of the test pilots organization. He attended the event during which Greenamyer Avas presented the Kincheloe Award, given also to Apollo 11 astronauts for contributions to the aerospace sciences in piloting and testing aircraft. Logged 300 Hours Greenamyer has logged more than 300 hours of Mach 3-plus (2000 mph) flight time in flight testing the Lockheed YF-12A and SR-71, the world's most advanced aircraft that can fly from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C.. in less than an hour. D u r i n g h is United States visit, Wendel was taken on a tour of Lockheed's Burbank and Palmdale plants by Tony Le- Vier, test pilot and director of flying operations. Inspection of the L-1011 and* other aircraft, in- e l u d i n g Greenamyer's Conquest 1, parked near the Lockheed plant in Burbank, was included in Wendel's tour. Expected in Race Greenamyer is scheduled to have his Bearcat at the Point Mugu Air Show next Saturday and Sunday. Gates to the fair grounds will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Air shows are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. He is also expected to fly in the California 1000, the wolrd's longest pylon air race. This flight covers 66 laps over a 15-mile course at Mojave Airport Nov. 15. Time trials start Nov. 13. Controversial Land Swap Backed by DWP Official A complex and controversial Owens Valley land swap between the city Dept. of Water and Power and the federal government is "extremely important" to Los Angeles' water supply, a high ranking DWP official had stated today. Robert Phillips, DWP assistant general manager and chief engineer of the water division, said the p r o p o s e d deal would strengthen the department's claim to lands it considered important. At the same time, he noted, it would relinquish DWP control over other lands not considered essential- Note Location Phillips called a news conference at the downtown DWP office to deny charges by city Councilman Robert Stevenson that the proposed action would open up the Rustic Valley to development The valley, 120 miles long and 30 miles wide, is located in Inyo and Mono Counties along the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada. The city owns 301.000 acres in the Valley. Phillips said, while another S3S.OOO acres are "withdrawn from entry." "Withdrawn from entry." Phillips explained, means that while the federal government owns the land it has prohibited its development in order to protect the city's water source. Return Land Tihe city-owned l a n d nans along the floor of the valley, Phillips said, while (he withdrawn lands extend along the mountains on each side. T h e p r o p mrd deal would return most of the land on the eastern side do ·"·omplele federal control. Along Hhc western side of the valley, which is the eastern slope of line. Sierra where most of Hire water c«nntw from, the city's rights would !j* strengthened toy federal concessions. Phillips said. The proposal is in a bill introduced by Sens. Alan Cranston and George Murphy and Rep. Harold -lohnson of Ro«eviHe. The hill was requested by the boards of supervisors of Inyo and Mono Counties. Phillips said if the bill is passed by the Congress, it still must be "ratified" by the City Council within six months. Makes Decision He said if the bill failed to pass Congress, or was disapproved by the City Council, the department "could live with it," but noted it would "probably be a regressive thing." Of the 838.000 acres of restricted land, the DWP decided it was no longer necessary to retain control of 603,000 acres, Phillips said. The deal also would have the DWP exchange 3500 acres of city owned land for 9758 acres of federal land, a portion of the city land would provide several small cities in the valley limited expansion, while the federal land · w o u l d s trengthen out some boundaries in the DWP's holdings. But most of the 3500 acres. Phillips said, would be developed for recreational use by the U.S. Forest Sen-ice. PRISONER FLEES FROM JAIL BUS IN CASTAK AREA A 31-year-old convict, being transferred from the County Jail to the Wayside Honor Ranch near Castaic, escaped Thursday night, the Sheriffs office rcportoJ. I) e p n t y Sheriff -loe Kales said the convict, Karle Ouane Peterson, convicted for armed rob- 3»ery and sentenced to CTVC one year at the hon- o r r a n c h , a pparonlly spning the emergency mcchanism on Khc sheriffs bus window and disappeared into the night. Esles said that Peterson was KBresseji in blue denSirn prison garb when he escaped. Peterson, of no known address, had served time at South Illinois State Prison at Jackson, 111., Esles said. PICTURESQUE setting of San Fernando Mission will provide backdrop for photographers and models on Camera Day, Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. From left are Barbara Brezina. best character model last year; Sharon Fritz, Miss Chatsworth; John Russell, director of event; Patricia Fox, Miss Mission Hills, who will greet visitors; and Michel! McCann, Miss Granada Hills. Registrations are now available. Opposition Voiced Over Apartments SYLMAR -- A group of n e i ghborhood residents opposed to the development of apartments on the north side of Olive View Drive and El Casco St. are in the midst of a campaign to rouse public opinion to the proposed zone change. Frank Horny, a builder, has requested that the A-l a g r i c u l t u r a l zone by changed to (T) (Q) RD-2 tentative and qualified restricted density multiple zone on the parcel having an east-west dimension of about 427 feet and a north- south dimension of 1023 feet. Committees have been, formed by the neighborhood residents to circulate petitions, to draft and distribute a flyer throughout the community explaining reasons for the opposition and to coordinate a share- a-ride program to assure a large turnout for Thursday's meeting of the City Planning Commission. Decision Pending The commission will make its decision at the Van Nuys American Legion clubhouse after 1:30 p.m. Applicant Horny has proposed that 29 two-story structures, each containing four dwelling units, be built on the subject properly. Each structure also would contain two, two- car garages, and there would be some open parking space. Tell Opposition The opponents have rallied against the proposal on grounds that area s c h o o l s already are " d r a s t i c a l l y overcrowded." the area has b e e n developed as a s i n g le-family residence zone, "largely undeveloped" property zoned for apartments exists along Foothill Blvd. and no need for the multiple units has lecn proven. 'The only apparent rca- s o n for g ranting the change seems to li»e the desire of the owner lo realise maximum profit from the sale of his property," opponents contend. IRichnrd A. Facer of 141 IS El Casco St. has nrgod opponent to make their views known to flr-1 Wstrici! Councilman Ixviiiis R. Nmvell and planning commissioner examiner Sed Rolrlan as well as to 41st District Assem- plyrnan Henry "Hank" Arklin. City plan case number is 23264. Camera Fans Will Compete at San Fernando Mission There will be models to photograph and prints will be on display on Camera Day at San Fernando Mission, Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at 15174 Mission Blvd., San Fernando, according to John Russell, director of the event. Photographers who participate will vote for models to be awarded trophies for Miss Photogenic, most popular model and. the best character model. Accept Registrations Among the models will be Miss Barbara Brezina, winner of best character model at the last Camera Day; Miss Sharon Fritz, Miss Chatsworth and winner of the previous award of Miss Photogenic, and Miss Michell McCann, Miss Granada Hills. Miss Patricia Fox, Miss Mission Hills, will welcome participants and receive registrations. Walk-in models may- register that day or may- contact Russell in advance a t N o r t h r i dge 349-9098. Awards Planned The subject theme is open for the competition of prints. Categories will include black and white prints for novice, advanced and master; color prints; color slides, and juniors up to age 16. Awards will be also given the best print in the entire contest and the best one taken at the previous Camera Day. Parks Dep. t. Event The entry fee is 25 cents per print, wilh a maximum s i z e of 16 inches. The photographer's registration fee of SI for adults and 50 cents for juniors includes admission to the mission. The event is sponsored by the Northridge Recreation Center of the Los Angeles City Recreation and Parks Dept. Ex-IRS Man Takes Stand, Denies Role in Kidnaping Ronald Lee Miller took the stand in his own defense Friday and insisted that he is innocent of the 1967 kidnaping of Kenneth Young. Miller, a 39-year-old former agent for the Internal R e v e n ue Service who lived in Van Nuys, also denied that he has secretly deposited in a Swiss bank the $250,000 ransom money. Miller was calm, soft- spoken and appeared to be at ease as he took the stand in the three-week old trial. Never Recovered He is charged with kid- naping the boy, then 11 years old, on April 3,1967, from his Beverly Hills home. The victim is the son of savings and loan executive Herbert Young, who paid the ransom to secure the boy's release. . The money has never been recovered. Under questioning by Defense Atty. Richard Walton, Miller denied he abducted Young, denied that he bad anything to do with holding the boy captive, and denied he was the man who picked up the ransom money. Questioned on Bunk Walton asked. "Do you know anything at all a h o m I the kidnaping?"" Miller replied, 'TCo, I do not." The attorney then in- q u i r e d i f Miller had stashed the S2-TO,000 in a Swiss bank as Miller's alleged accomplice, Eugene L. Patterson, had earlier testified. Hair-Pieccs Found Miller answered, "No sir," claiming he has no money at all in any Swiss bank. The prosecution has charged that Miller was master of disguises. False hair-pieces, among other t h i n gs. were allegedly found in his apartment Miller admitted, when questioned by Walton, that he had purchased various mustaches, side- bums and goatees during 196S. However. Walton, Jn early questioning, did not ask the reason for the purchases. Dutch Physician to Reveal Drugs' Hidden Dangers Highland Mall School «f N o r t bridge, a Waldorf School, announced that a lecture will be given by the eminent Dutch physician. Dr. L. V. C. Mees, Wednesday at 8:15 p.m.. in the School Kurythmy HaJl. 37100 Superior S1\ Northridgc. The topic of Or. !Me? =;" talk will be ""The Hidden Dangers of Drugs." The public is invited to attend this lecture, following w h i c h refreshmerits will be served. There will be no admission fee. ^. SPAPFRf NEWSPAPER!

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