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75th Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 1965 $1.50 Per Month Thirty-Two Pages 10 Cents -•, -• <!>«*« 17**"I'M?- x'* f , ' ' s^***.' ?- ^Ai La-Z-Boy chair company to build Redlands plant By RON KIBBY La-Z-Boy Chair Company, a worldwide manufacturing firm, will locate a specialized assembly plant in Redlands this year. The plant may ultimately provide more than 200 new jobs locally. The company, with home offices in Monroe, Michigan, intends to start construction of a $350,000 plant at the northwest corner of State street and Tennessee street by mid-summer. Edward M. Knabusch, president of the company, confirmed establishment of the Redlands plant in a letter received yesterday afternoon by Mayor Waldo F. Burroughs. Official announcement was made at a news briefing this morning attended by city of- "Redlands people who may be employed by this company will have one of the finest opportunities for working conditions," Mayor Burroughs said. Specialized Production Joseph W. Enarson, Chamber president, explained that the Redlands plant will assemble the La-Z-Boy company's re- clina-Rocker model. "A completely new line of reclining chairs suited for west coast living is presently being developed by the Monroe company for production in Redlands," Enarson reported. Upon completion of the Redlands plant this fall, new em- ployes will be trained in the cutting, sewing and assembly processes of the new models with supervisory and instructor LA-Z-BOY PLANT SITE—Large open acreage in background has been announced as the location of a La-Z-Boy Chair Company assembly plant to be constructed this summer. Visiting the site at State street and Tennessee street this morning were (left to right) Richard McHenry, Chamber of Commerce manager; Waldo F. Burroughs, Redlands mayor; and Joseph W. Enarson, Chamber president. They look over a brochure illustrating exclusive chairs produced by La-Z- Boy. Southern California Edison company service center is located on the corner on which the men are standing, and the California Water and Telephone company engineering and maintenance facilities are located to the west (right) on State street. (Daily Facts photo) ficials and Chamber of Com- personnel being drawn from the merce representatives who haveiP aren t plants in Monroe and in been negotiating with La-Z-Boy!Newton, Mississippi. The initial construction, at an for several weeks. Nine-Acre Site i estimated cost of $350,000 is foi The company has signed a140,000 square foot plant and Dominican Air Force froops!^! (oreari K MIGsfireon mop up resistance spots IUSAF plane EDWARD M. KNABUSCH Pacific railroad line and is to be served by a spur track. The decision to erect a factory west of the Rocky Moun tains was made following intensive surveys of industrial sites in southern and western states. Mounting freight costs, damage to merchandise in long-haul shipments and customer demand for quicker delivery influenced the choice of the Red- Mayor Burroughs, who headed' ployed initially. lands site. |a four-man delegation which; Size Will Double Knabusch further stated that visited the two La-Z-Boy planls| Richard McHenry, Chamber! La-Z-Boy's sales in the western purchase agreement for the 9.1- acre site which was owned by warehouse designed to serve primarily as an assembly divi- the Ilarley and Don Construe- sion. According to Knabusch, tion company of Anaheim. The < the plant will be a wholly-owned Redlands real estate firm of i subsidiary financed by the par- Emerich and McDowell handled'cut company. !lhe sales negotiations. About 100 persons will be em- i in Monroe earlier this month, j manager, pointed out that the j described the company as "just company expects to double 'the right type of industry for the size and employment of the SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (UPD—Air force troops who crushed a leftist revolt today launched mopping- up operations but appeared to be meeting considerable resistance. Snipers were active from rooftops and street corners. Rifle shots, an occasional artillery shell explosion and the chatter of submachine gun fire resounded throughout the city. Martial law reigned in Santo try late Tuesday night. pending|"provisional president" in- the creation of a military junta government to replace the civilian junta overthrown Sunday. A curfew was imposed on the city to prevent looting. The victorious generals promised that the new junta will hold presidential elections Sept. 1 and install the new president on Sept. 25. staled the cbcls Sundav ~ WASHINGTON (UPI> — Two North Korean Redlands." fled to the Colombian embass~yif, rsc f ! red ° n and damaged . , c . U - S ' Alr Force RB4T reconnals Tuesday night with 15 key! , , . . , . „ iU „ members of his short - lived ^nee-bomber tonight off t he Ko- regime rean e coas '- '" e Defense De- Other' refugees fled by ship P a ^ e f ,™ ou ^ ed . mW ednesday. and plane to the nearby U.S.| island of Puerto Rico and asked. There were no the for asylum. Bosch, the ex-president the Rebel holdouts were given rebels had hoped to reinstate, until 6 p.m.. today to surrender.!remained in Puerto Rico where The air force radio promised!he has lived as a refugee Redlands plant within two years He stated that its operation after it begins operations. Mc- The American plane landed safely at Yokota Air Base near Tokyo i The six-engine RB47, recon-' naissance version of the obso- is clean, noiseless, and free of pollution. "This is a well - established, well-financed firm, and it is coming west to an already built- in market. It is here to stay and the caliber of people it employs is exceptionally outstanding. Henry spent most of last week in Monroe finalizing negotiations. According to the announcement by Knabusch, shipments of hardwood and metal parts will 'be made from the Monroe plant. The Redlands plant is located adjacent to a Southern states have increased to a point where additional manufacturing facilities are needed to meet the demand. The Redlands plant will be in the heart of the sales area. Six Foreign Plants La-Z-Boy currently operates two plants in Monroe, one in Newton, Miss., and has six foreign plants making the exclu sixe La-Z-Boy chairs. Foreign- based plants are in Ontario, Canada; Mexico City, Mexico; Domingo but barricades were that those who do give up be-lsince he was exiled a year and Ascent B47 bomber, was de- up in the streets throughout if ore that time will not be put 1 a half ago. He had planned toi scrlbcd as bein S on a routlne the capital and suburbs. Thejto death. jfly here this week but could! mlsslon over international wa- airport remained closed. | Brig. Gen. Elias Wessin y;not do so because Wessin's Air force colonels Francisco! Wessin appeared confirmed in men held the airfields. I tcrsi The North Korean MIGlTs. Jevifs re/ecfs plan to eliminate poll tax in bill Camaaoio and Monies Arache, leading the mopping-up operations, said they were making slow but sure progress in re his position as the new domini- can military "strong man." It was uncertain, however, wheth- WASHINGTON (UPD — The Arrivals in Puerto Rico i n .|R"ssian-built jet fighters con-; leader of the Senate's liberal eluded 620 civilians, most of'siderably faster than the plane! Republican bloc today turned them Americans, who were fcr-i tncv attacked, struck at the!down administration attempts snrp oru-i-Kss m ic- er ne would ' P la >' anv overt|ried out of Santo Domingo by RB47 while il was nvin S °verjto remove a poll tax ban from nrHprHowever Camaa-iP art '" the new government. |the U.S. Navy Tuesday as a! 1110 Sca of Ja P an - about 50 ; the pending voting rights bill, uiuci. iiuvY«.»ci, v.o. | (•„,.„„ „_„„,,„ — „—(!„.. ,:„_ — __ ",-_ *_ "mill"; frnm thp Knrnan pns! '• Son Ta™V> Tnvitc R.MV no admitted' that rebel forces! An air force announcement'precautionary measure. So far; milcs dill U-PT-P fiehtins around the' said hundreds of persons called!as .was known, no Americans• coast - miles from the Korean east; Sen. Jacob Javits, R-N.Y., to reach a 3 per cent unemployment rate by 1969. Pollution: The House moved toward approval of an administration-supported proposal for a two-year, S300 million federal program against water pollu- Ask investigation of Edison's oil burning request LOS ANGELES (UPD—A decision permitting Southern California Edison Co. to burn fuel oil has come under fire from still U-PT-P fiehtins around thei sam nunareas 01 persons called:as .was known, no Americans^"- 1111 - i saili lnal as a lawyer and 16-jtion. The proposal is sponsored Duarie brid"e in the suburbs iat Wessin's headquarters in the! were killed or injured in thc ; The Pentagon said the Amen-: year member of the Senate he 1 by Rep. John A. Blatnik, D- the county Board of Supervisors Unofficial "reports placed the! armcd forccs academy Tuesday j four-day revolt. The evacuees can P |anc was flvin S Parallel to did not agree with the conten- Minn. who asked for "a complete and ' _ " _. ... ' «! riV.4 fn ii-r-iiT-^ Uini r*C *U^!..!tr.tnTi:_.-r „„..„ i 1. « _ 1 fir\f\ _1 ._ 1 Hf> K'nVP^n Pfl3<ll t inn (if A (t ir (~lnn Mi/»Vi .line It'll- *. • . — , . ... .... <nii nf n wn Hav bitter fi»htm" lni S nl to assure him of their i totalling mere than 1.000 also tne Korean coast. at *0 dead and more" than support and offer their services, included Canadian, British and! The MIG17 is a superior ver- 100 wounded Rafael Molina Urena ' the! Jamaica nationals. j sion j>f the Russian-built MIG15, A joint armed forces com-: mand took charge of the coun-; Mississippi flood pours which was used in the Korean War against American fighters Weather through f/, ree d ; fces T3orl!ani^c TnHav I ~ Today (2 p.m. Reading) Highest 93, Lowest 56 One Year Ago Highest 55, Lowest 51 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 6:02 a.m.— 7:31 p.m. No smog, allowable burning. San Bernardino Valley: Mostly sunny Thursday. Lows tonight 50-55. Slightly cooler Thursday. U.S. Weather Bureau Noon Forecast Low clouds and fog will spread inland over coastal valleys tonight and early Thursday morning but otherwise generally sunny weather will prevail on Thursday. A little cooler weather is expected for Thursday over Southern California coastal areas and northern mountain ranges as well as northern desert valleys. The outlook for Friday indicates a continuation of a semi- lar weather pattern with night and morning coastal low clouds and fog but otherwise sunny weather. Temperatures and precipitation for the 24-hour period ending at 4 a.m. High Low Precip. on the Korean side of the Yalu River which divides Korea from 1 Manchuria. I The Pentagon said the home base of the attacked plane, which had a crew of six, was ROCK ISLAND, 111. (UPI) -'poured through a 1.000-foot scc-j Forbes Air Force Base Topcka The bulging upper Mississippi tion. It rolled onto East River Kan _ Tne reconnaissance ver- River poured through three wa- ™ —' " J v --'- : -'- "--' ter-soaked dikes today as it aimed the greatest crest in its j International Milling plant. history at the Quad Cities ofj Workers built a dike of heavy tion of Ally. Gen. Nicholas Katzenbach that eliminating state and local poll taxes by federal law would be unconstitutional. "Removal of the poll tax is a very important aspect of this bill," Javits said. "No 'negotiations,' no deal co trade" should be allowed to remove the section to ban the poll tax," he said. Snooping: A Senate judiciary subcommittee continued testimony on alleged invasions of privacy by Food & Drug Administration investigators. The panel is looking into complaints of such activities by several government agencies. Banks: The Senate rackets investigations subcommittee Javits' firm' stand appeared! heard , c ! osed testimony for the . cp^nnH np\r nn nonl-c \i-hiph aro Drive and flowed back into the I,;' river on the other side of the !sion carries six, while the bomber version has a three-man crew. Illinois and Iowa. At midday the Mississippi Boston Chicago Cincinnati Denver Des Moines Fairbanks Fort Worth Helena Honolulu Kansas City Las Vegas Los Angeles Minneapolis New York Oklahoma City Omaha Palm Springs Sacramento Salt Lake City San Francisco Seattle Washington 45 52 52 51 46 45 69 72 80 56 81 81 50 54 68 51 65 65 77 60 39 .04 35 34 33 35 .18 25 46 34 70 .19 33 58 60 26 50 .06 37 33 .03 72 58 40 53 47 .01 48 .14 was rushing past the Quad Cities at a height of 22.4 feet, just one tenth of a foot away from the predicted maximum crest of 22.5 feet. The Weather Bureau said the | full crest could hit at any time. ] It would hold for about 24 hour and then begin a gradual drop, the experts said. Even as the dikes strained to hold the waters and hundreds of volunteers kept up their backbreaking task of shoring up the levees, Rock Island City Manager Raymond P. Botch said "barring anything unforeseen, we should have it made." It rained nightlong in the Quad Cities. About 25 men were working on the Chaney Lane dike when a section of it began to sag. Two sandboils erupted and a considerable amount of water shot through the hole. Five to seven families were evacuated. The workers managed to plug the hole, although officials said the situation would remain serious during the expected three- day duration of the crest. Water broke through a seawall at Davenport, Iowa, and rocks along the drive. The water endanged S2 million worth of boats drydocked at Quad City Marine Co. Across the river in Rock Island, workers piled the last of 100,000 sandbags along the swollen channel near the armory. The J.I. Case Co. threw up a secondary dike west of its Bettendorf, Iowa, plant, near Davenport. Monaco again friendly with France PARIS (UPD—Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace of Monaco had lunch with President Charles de Gaulle in the Elysee Palace Tuesday. It marked Monaco's formal reconciliation with De Gaulle who three years ago threatened to decree an economic boycott of the tax-free principality. Marines strike out on biggest war operation SAIGON (UPI)—U.S. Marines struck out from the Da ty'ang air base today in their biggest operation of the war against the Viet Cong. In the Communist North American planes dropped a million propaganda leaflets while attacking key transport facilities. Size of the Marine search and clear force was not announced but it involved several companies. Gen. Wallace M. Greene, the Marine Corps commandant, said his men will fan out as far as necessary to defend the Da Nang air and missile base from attack. "The one job I want them to do is to find Viet Cong and kill them," Greene told newsmen at a briefing at the end of an official inspection tour. "We got one today and we're going to get more." There are almost 10,000 Marines in the Da Nang area 350 miles northeast of Saigon and there were reports a new battalion was ready to land shortly. Supreme court rules against certain mergers WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Supreme Court ruled today that mergers are illegal if they are likely to lead lo major reciprocal business. In a case viewed as having "major significance" by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the court unanimously upheld an FTC order that Consolidated Foods Corp. of Chicago get rid of Gentry, Inc., of Los Angeles, which it acquired in 1951. Consolidated purchases prod ucts from food processors which in turn buys seasoning from Gentry. The FTC said that Consolidated used its purchasing power to further Gentry's sales, thereby reducing competition and violating the anti-trust act. The FTC order was overturned by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, but reinstated by the Supreme Court which held that "the reciprocity made possible by such an acquisition is one of the congeries of anti-competitive practices at which. the anti-trust laws are aimed." The circuit court had found no evidence that the merger- reduced competition, but the Supreme Court said that if the lack of such evidence "were-given conclusive weight or was allowed to override all probabilities, then acquisitions would go forward willy-nilly, the parties biding their time ' until reciprocity was allowed fully to bloom." to rule out any agreement to compromise on the bill by second day on banks which are still in operation but which UU111 L7J UUIlDt Vll L1IC Ulll IJY . , , - , . swapping the poll tax ban for hav , e b = cn brfou S ht lnl ° an P _. . . _ * . . voctimiTinn nf tna ciinnon in. elimination of the 60 per cent "escape" clause which the liberals dislike. Other congressional news: Charter: Secretary of State Dean Rusk urged the Senate to ratify two United Nations charter amendments to bring the size of two major U.N. councils more nearly in line with its growing membership. He testified before the foreign relations committee. Labelling: Mrs. Esther Peterson, special'assistant to President Johnson for consumer affairs, told the Senate Commerce Committee she had found wide support for government standards to prevent misleading packing and labelling. A witness representing the National Association of Manufacturers said, however, that the bill could lead to a stifling of initiative. Manpower: Nathaniel Goldfinger, research director of the AFL-CIO, told a House-Senate labor subcommittee that the U. S. economy must generate nearly 2 million jobs each year Johnson gives praise to McNamara WASHINGTON (UPD-Presi- dent Johnson made -a surprise 10-minute visit to the annual banquet of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Tuesday night to pay tribute to Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara. McNamara received one of the chamber's 1965 "Great Living American" awards at the dinner. The President, accom parried by Mrs. Johnson, ar rived midway through the evening and spoke briefly off the cuff to the delebates. vesligation of the sudden increase in bank failures in the last two years. full investigation". A ruling by the Air Pollution Control District hearing board last Dec. 22 permitted Edison to burn fuel oil despite smog rels of oil in its steam generating plants during a period extending up to June 1. A county rule requires thai industry burn natural gas only between mid - April and mid- November. The supervisors also adopted a requirement that industry burn natural gas during the remainder of the year when it is available. Welshpool, Australia; Johannesburg, South Africa; London, England; and Zurich, Switzerland. The company was organized in 1925. The Reclina-Rocker was first introduced in mid-year 1961. At that time La-Z-Boy's total sales volume was $1,591,392. By 1964, the sales volume increased to $10,593,180. City and chamber officials emphasized that the new furniture plant will provide a lasting impetus to the Redlands economy. According to statistics released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the company's job potential could generate nearly $2-million annually in additional retail sales for local stores and businesses. It was further noted that the Redlands plant will be designed by a local architect and will be constructed by a builder selected from this area. The work generated by the Redlands plant is also expected to provide additional work in Monroe for the woodworking and metal fabrication departments at the home plant. McHenry Praised Chamber Manager McHenry, who lived in Monroe before being hired for the Redlands position, was credited with being instrumental in "selling" La-Z- Boy officials on Redlands. "It was a chance remark that the • company might establish a western plant because of freight rates that led to serious negotiations," Enarson explained. "When McHenry arrived out here he followed up on the remark by contacting plant representatives." Mr. and Mrs. Knabusch visited Redlands on March 17 and were hosted by Mayor and Mrs. Burroughs. Knafausch was shown eight different sites at that time and was impressed with Redlands and with the reception he received, according to Enarson. Later, Mayor Burroughs, McHenry, Enarson and City Councilman Robert Wagner made a one-day trip to Monroe to "personally present the advantages of Redlands" over other sites that were being considered. Chamber and city officials stressed that the establishment of the La-Z-Boy plant and the Kinder Manufacturing plant here last year shows that Redlands "can hold its own in competition for choice industry. "This was a concentrated effort and a tremendous selling job that had the full cooperation of the Chamber of Commerce, local Realtors and city officials," Mayor Burroughs de- dared. McHenry also praised the individual efforts of William Kraus, city administrative analyst, who prepared a detailed industrial prospectus and provided up-to-date information as needed throughout the negotiations. Committee to reconsider bill on antl-pornography By DE VAN L. SHUMWAY United Press International SACRAMENTO (UPI) — The Assembly Criminal Procedures Committee, long a graveyard for anti - pornography legislation, opened the door slightly today. But il slammed tightly again on a measure designed to crack down on dealers who sell dirty books to minors. On a divided vote, the committee sent to the floor a measure authored by Chairman Pearce Young, D-Napa, clarifying the state law defining obscenity. The effect is to give law enforcement an added weapon to fight obscene literature and movies. However, shortly after midnight the committee rescinded the action because Assemblyman E. Richard Barnes, R-San Diego, objected to a promise given by Young to Assemblyman George N. Zenovich, D- Fresno. Zenovich agreed to vote for Young's bill only if he would agree it would not be changed at any time during the legislative process. As a result, the measure will be set for another hearing — probably next week. Present law defines obscene material as "utterly without redeeming social importance." The Young bill defines the controversial phrase as meaning that to be not obscene the material must have "literary or scientific or artistic value or any form of social importance." Atty. Gen. Thomas C. Lynch, who had failed to testify on. a series of other anti - obscenity bills, threw his support behind the Young measure. Barry L. Bunshoft, deputy attorney general, told the committee the bill probably would be held constitutional by state and federal courts. However, Norris Lowenthal, San Francisco, chairman of the Freedom to Read Committee, told the committee there was "no public clamor" to adopt tough anti - pornography statutes—and opposed the bill. .See Girlie Book Film The committee watched the half - hour detailing girlie books and magazines available in San Diego in support of a bill by Assemblyman Richard J. Donovan, R - Chula Vista. The bill would have made it a misdemeanor for a person to sell indecent matters to minors. Donovan said the- U.S. Supreme Court, in defining obscenity, had differentiated between adults and juveniles. He denied that the bill smacked of censorship. But no one on the committee made the formal motion necessary to send the bill to the lower chamber floor. A bill by. Assemblyman Howard J. Thclin, R-Glendale, also failed to pass the commutes. It would have made il a misdemeanor for persons to sell "morally corruptive" material to ainors. Shortly before clearing the Young measure, the committee rejected three other bills attempting to tighten the state's anti - obscenity statutes. All three would have eliminated from the law the statement that literature must be without re- deming social importance to be considered obscene. Other action in the legislature: University—A bill to give University of California authorities the power to eject outsiders from the campus before they stir up trouble was before the Senate. It cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday. The measure was authored by Assemblyman Don Mulfqrd, R- Piedmont, but had bipartisan support. Vote—As usual, the Assembly Elections and Reaprjortionment Committee rejected Tuesday a measure to allow 18 - year-olds to vote. The proposed constitutional amendment by Assemblyman Willie L. Brown Jr., D-San Francisco, was sent to an interim committee for further study. Discrimination — Three bills aimed at preventing racial discrimination by realtors were delayed by the Assembly Govern(Continued on Page 5)

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