The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on April 14, 1976 · Page 3
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Bakersfield, California
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Wednesday, April 14, 1976
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gllff Sahrrgfirlft (HaUfnrniau Wed., April 14, 1976 3 SF strikers up City Hall picketing, halt ferry CAW I?D A WriTerti -v / *r »v V> . <. ... ~ Still Clutching his picket sign and bullhorn, picket is taken into custody in front of san Francisco City Hall as strikers throw cordon around building. Three strikers were arrested after shoving incidents. - (AP Laserphoto) King can't ride BARl cabie car SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Touring King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden went to Southern California today after a San Francico visit of some pomp, some circumstance, but no cabie cars. Strilce. you know. The king, it was reported, had hoped to hop a ride on a cranky little cabler as a respite from his usual U.S. routine of daily limousine rides to an assortment of kingly functions. Then, the 29-year-old regent's aides had hoped to get their man a ride on a speedy Bay Area Rapid Transit train, but it was not to be. BART stations were being threatened by picketing. The king went on a tour of science exhibits at the University of California at Berkeley, and the university's Lawrence Laboratory. While there, his majesty was confronted with some bright youngsters from a school. "No crown, no cape, no diamonds, no rubies," noted one kid named Bobby, while another named Chris eyed the royal gentleman skeptically and said, "If he's a king, how come he don't give autographs?" King Carl attended a turn- away luncheon of 1,100 Northern California Swedish- Americans where he watched folk dances, received gifts; a few hours later attended a dinner in his honor staged by the Western States Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce. After that, despite a departure for Southern California scheduled for early today, Carl gave his entourage the slip to catch some music at a jazz joint. Brown rated high in governor job SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Californians think Edmund Brown Jr. is doing a better job as governor than his father, Pat Brown, and his predecessor, Ronald Reagan, according to a California Poll released today. But a heavy majority doubt the 38-year-old governor has enough experience to be president, independent pollster Mervin Field said. Brown suceeded Reagan as California chief executive Wk months ago, and has announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president. The poll shows 53 per cent rate Brown as doing a good job, 32 per cent say a fair job and 9 per cent a poor job. Six per cent had no opinionm The highest rating was in Debruary 1969 for Reagann who is a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. At that time 42 per "cent rated him as doing a good job as governor, 36 per cent said fair, 15 per cent poor and 7 per cent no opinion. The best rating for Brown's father when he was governor was in February 1962. Th^ ratings were 25 per cent good, 35 fair, 30 poor and 11 no opinion. Seventy per cent of those questioned doubted if Edmund G. Brown Jr. has enough experience to be president. Sixty- four per cent of the Democrats' and 81 per cent of the Republicans felt that waym Field commented: "Even so, Californians would expect Brown to do a better job as president cthan they thought Gerald Ford would do when he was vice president and it was becoming clear that before long he was likely to take over the presidency from Richard Nixon." At that time in May 1974, 27 per cent of the Californians polled thought Ford would do a good job as president and 41 per cent thought he would do a fair job. The current poll showed 34 per cent felt Brown would do a good job as president, and 37 per cent believed he would do a fair job. Field said the poll was based on personal interviews conducted March 20-31 with 1,034 adults of all political parties in Northern and Southern California. , He said the size of the sample indicates a possible margin of error of 3.5 per cent. None injured Bomb goes off in SF high rise The Great Newspaper of the Southern San Joaquin Valley Established In KM Published every afternoon Monday through Friday & Saturday and Sunday nnornlng. The Bakersfield Californian Corporation 1707 Eye Street Bakersfield, Californian 93302 Charter Member Audit Bureau of Circulations Member American Newspaper Publishers Association MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Presi is exclusively entitled to use for publication of all news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited to this paper and'also the local news pub- listied tliereln. The Bakersfield Cafifornlan receives the Associated Press Wire- photo Strvlce. , The Californian also is a client of United Press-international wire service and UPlUnifax. The Bakersfield Californian tnaintelns Its own county-wide news service. • REPRESENTATIVES - Branham-Moloney, Inc. New York, Ctiicaao, Detroit, Los Angeles. Sen Francisco, Seattle, Portland. 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Box 440, Bakersfield, Calif. 93302 Single copies by mall, 30 FOR HOME DELIVERY CALL 3a3 -7WI. . OR ANY AGENT SAN.FRANCISCO (UPI) — A powerful bomb exploded early today in a downtown high-rise office building, sending frightened workers out into the streets but causing no injuries. Police said they believed the bomb was planted in the Mutual Benefit Life Building by the Red Querrilla Family, the same underground group which took credit for an explosion thre^ months ago in nearby Embarcadero Center. The bomb went off just after midnight in a 17th-floor rest room near the offices of Union Carbide Company and caused considerable plumb-, ing and water damage, firemen said. At least 25 janitors and night workers still were in the 32-story building at the time of the explosion, al­ though telephone callers purporting to be with the terrorist group had given warning. The workers "came pouring out like frightened rabbits" when the bomb exploded, a witness said. Attorney John Stein,,who was also in the building, said the blast "sounded like a big thud." The building is across the street from a large hotel and . houses offices of several insurance companies. Union Oil, Pan American World Airways and Xerox Corporation. The Red Guerrilla Family has been linked to several bombings in the Bay Area during the past year, including explosions at the FBI's Berkeley offices and near the Iranian Consulate of Embarcadero Center on Jan. 14. U.S. law to curb offshore fishing WASHINGTON (UPI) By next year it will be illegal for foreign fishermen to fish without restriction the waters 200 miles off the shores of the United States. President Ford yesterday signed a bill extending fishing jurisdiction from 12 to 200 miles offshore as of March 1, 1977. It bans or restricts foreign fishing in the newly expanded U.S. exclusive zone. Sen. Warren G, Magnuson, D-Wa. chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee and author of the new act, said he had "looked forward to this day for 18 years." "I'm glad we have finally enacted a law which will put an end to the foreign fish pirates operating off our shores," he said. "Our fish stocks have been going down, down, down, every year to the point where some species have been completely wiped out. The American fishermen and I have waited a long time for this badly needed law. I hope we are not too late." U.S. fishermen on the East Coast had called for the law to fend off Russian and other foreign fishing fleets they said were ruining the fishing grounds. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Striking workers and their supporters escalated picket lines today, throwing a cordon up around City Hall and shuttijng down ferry service between the city and suburban Sausalito. An estimated 200 municipal strikers and sympathizers set up picket lines at all entrances to City Hall, jostling some city workers as they arrived for work. Three men were arrested after shoving incidents. ' As the walkout by about 1,900 craft union workers entered its third week with no immediate end in sight, another labor dispute involving bus drivers stopped bridge maintenance and brou^t picket lines to ferry slips, cutting off service for about 550 commuters from the waterfront community of Sausalito. That dispute, which began Monday, involves members of the Amalgamated Transit Union who are seeking higher wages from the Golden Gate Bridge Transit District. Their refusal to drive commuter buses across the bridse from Marin and Sono­ ma Counties has led to a sharp increase in car pooling but no dramatic traffic lieups. "Traffic has moved very well the past three days," said a bridge spokesman. "Some people are saying it Is moving-better than it normally does." The City Hall demonstration was the largest deployment of pickets since the municipal strike began March 31. The latest city offer — spreading planned pay cuts over three years instead of one — was rejected yesterday by union leaders. Police at City Hall formed a gauntlet between pickets to .allow employes to enter building, but there were numerpus pushing Incidents in spite of the precautions. Charges against the three . men, who were not Immediately identified, included inciting to riot, battery against a police officer and simple battery, according to police. Honoring picket lines are drivers of the city buses, trotleys and cable cars normally serving about 250.000 San Franciscans daily. Skele­ ton crews are keeping the city water and sewage system operating, but some facilities are closed and city buildings ace without heat and maintenance. The governing city Board of Supervisors continued yesterday to reject the unions' proposal to call in chief federal mediator James Scearce In an attempt to break the deadlock. Supervisors met briefly yesterday with Scearce, but they said it was merely as a courtesy.' The supervisors have re­ fused to negotiate directly with the 10 striking craft unions, using Patrick Mahler as their representative. Mahler and the union chiefs met yesterday just for minues. and Mahler said the labor repesentatives read a prepared statement and then walked out. Joseph Mazzola, chief of the striking plumbers union, told reporters the negotiations had reached a "definite Impasse." Mazzola said if Scearce Is called In, "We would give him our proposals for negoti- San Diego immigration head believed suicide SAN DIEGO (AP) - Coroner's officials believe that James W. Tilson, head of the Immigration and Naturalization Service office in San Diego, has committed suicide. Police found Tilson's body yesterday in a ravine near the Old Mission Dam. about five hours after he had been reported missing early that morning. He had been shot once in the head and a coroner's spokesman said the wound appeared to be self-inflicted. Later, a note was found In Tilson's home Indicating that the 45-year-oId INS officer had been despondent. Tilson, a member of INS since 1955, has headed the 48- man San Diego office since 1974. ations If he could get the supervisors to agree to ground rules which we could accept and then commence with meaningful negotiations." Mayor George Moscone attempted to meet with labor leaders earlier In the day to urge around-the-clock negotiations, but left after an hour angry that no labor negotiators had shown up The labor leaders were meeting in a different room at the same hotel, and said they didn't know the mayor was waiting for them. They criticized Mahler for failing to notify them. Supervisor Terry Francois said the mayor was "subjected to a gross insult" and the city has "reverted to an era of labor bo'ssism." The supervisors are preparin;^ a. city charter amendmeni proposal for the June 8 election which would permit spiting wage and fringe benefits for more than one year, with the intention of spreading pay cuts over a three-year period. STOm HOURS, DOWNTOWN 10 TO 5,30 . . . VAllEY PIAZA 10 TO 9, SAT. TO 5,30, SUN. 12 NOON TO 5 0>^>=-*a a a o. ^-A, A bright new collection of soft, t- stiirty knit cardigans and pullovers, sheer voile print shirts and poly knit blazers with matching zip-front or pull-on pants. In both pale and bright Easter egg colors, , wisteria and turquoise with classic white, ivory and taupe. Sizes S-IVI-L and 8 to 18. Shown: blazer, 4^.00; matching pullon pant, 24.00; sheer shirt/ scarf ,28.0b; pullover, 12.00; zip- front pant ,26.00; long sleeve striped cotton cardigan, 15.00. 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