Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on May 10, 1965 · Page 8
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& - Mon., May 10, 1965 Redlands Daily Fads Holdout for conditions Labor group says it has plenty workers TASTE TEST — "M-m-m-m!" was all US Sen. George Murphy had to soy about strawberries near Salinas during tour of the fields to see firsthand the crop damage problem. Although he found many berries overripe, this one obviously was just right. He later said that he plans to request a meeting with President Johnson to give him the full facts about California's labor crisis. (UP! Telephoto) SACRAMENTO (UPI) — California's Mexican-American organizations say they have 3,000 workers ready to start picking strawberries in the Salinas area —enough, they say, to halt the crisis there. But, growers must meet the salary, living and working requirements established by the federal government. Grower representatives agreed to meet today witli the Me.xican- American officials in Sacramento to discuss the offer. The groups said the would-be workers are unemployed. A spokesman for Salinas Strawberries, the largest strawberry grower in the world, commented that "it the labor they are offering is good, we are definitely interested." U.S. Labor Secretary Willard Wirtz said growers must offer a minimum of SI.40 an hour to domestic workers. He has said if growers fail to fill their requirements with such a wage offer, he will consider allowing them the use of imported Mexican labor. Wirtz so far has approved the use of 2.500 Mexican laborers for the strawberry and asparagus harvest—but they have not yet arrived in the United States. State officials said tliey may recruit 300 Indians from reservations in. North and South Dakota this week. The state employment department said 2,100 more workers are needed in the Salinas Valley, including 1,750 for the strawberry harvest. Offsetting the almost universal cry for laborers was an announcement from one of the three Salinas growers. Grower George Otsuki says he has caught up on his harvest and has laid-off his crews. He said he finished his harvest without losing "any more berries than we usually do at the 'Start of the season." But at the fields of Salinas Strawberries, 569 acres have been abandoned for the season. The grower said another 400- plus acres would be plowed under this week if pickers can 't be found. One Southern California strawberry grower near Garden Grove plowed under an acre— an action he said symbolized the urgency of farmers' pleas for foreign labor. Meantime, Sen. George Murphy, R-Calif., said he will ask for a meeting with President Johnson to discuss the farm labor crisis in California, which was presaged by lapse of the Mexican bracero import 1 a w last December when Congress refused to renew it. Murphy, who toured a 487- acre field of rotting strawber^ ries in the Salinas Valley Saturday, said he planned to give Johnson what he termed "t h e full facts of the situation." "I don't think he and Secretary Wirtz are getting the whole tacts," Murphy said. As Murphy was announcing his intentions. 1,000 persons showed up to pick strawberries —a turnout that growers could not handle. "This is the biggest bunch of phoney baloney I've ever seen. We can't register this many. Why didn't the farm labor office check with us to see how many we could process before they sent them here?" said one ranch superintendent. Fall fatal CHATSWORTH (UPI) — Bridget Sieger, 22. an employe at UCLA, was killed Sunday when she fell while practicing moun tain climbing with two friends at Stony Point north of here. Miss Seiger, of Los Angeles, apparently caught her heel on a rock and while trying to free herself, let go of a rope and plunged 60 feet to her death, police said. SKATEBOARD WARNING NEW YORK (UPD-Thomas N. Boate, associate manager of the engineering and safety de partment of the American In^ surance Association, warns sen ous injuries can result from the use of skateboards or "side walker surfers" unless safety rules are observed. He recom mends that children not be per mitted to use the boards until they are old enough to under stand the rules. Brown asks legistafure for $3 million for retarded SACRAMENTO (UPI) —Gov. Edmund G. Brown today asked the Legislature to spend an extra S3 million for California's 340,000 mentally retarded. The governor said in a special message that the request was "in a large measure" a result of concei-n focused by the late President John F. Kennedy. The added funds—in the form of an augmentation to the governor's S4 billion state budget for fiscal 1965 - 66—would be used to carry out a seven-point program developed by the Governor's Study Commission on Mental Retardation. In broad terms, Brovm said the aims of the program were to reduce the waiting list for admissions to state hospitals for mentally retarded, to relieve crowding in the hospitals and to enable the hospitals to concentrate on persons needhig primarily medical, psychiatric and intensive nursing care. The special message went to the legislators as they returned to work with only six weeks of the six - montli regular session left for deliberations. After that, the governor must call the lawmakers into special session if they have more to do. He is expected to do so. Within the legislature, major interest was focused on a vote expected late today on the state Senate's reapportionment plan. The plan, seekmg to comply with court orders to redraw the geographically - based upper chamber along population lines, was developed by Sen. Stephen P. Teale, D-West Point, chairman of tlie Senate's Reapportionment Committee. 'Teale claims enough votes to send the remapping bill to tlie Assembly. Surprisingly little attention has been paid to another major issue coming before the Assembly Criminal Procedure Committe Sunday night. This is Assemblyman Lester A. MciMil- lan's bill to abolish the death Coast Guard to have hearing on lost bride NEWPORT BEACH (UPI)The Coast Guard will hold an open hearing Thur.sday in nearby Wilmmgton into the presumed drowning of Eileen Yager, 61 - year - old bride of Superior Judge Thomas Yager. Mrs. Yager disappeared last Wednesday morning from a chartered cabin cruiser on which she and her 47-year-old husband of four days were returning from a honeymoon trip to Santa Catalina Island, about 30 miles from tlie mainland. Lt. Cmdr. Herbert Jolmson, Coast Guard legal officer, said over the weekend that he would ask Yager to appear at a public hearing. He termed the hearing routing and said federal law- calls for such an investigation of a boatmg accident. The exact date for the hearing was not announced. PoUce called tlie disappearance of Mrs. Yager an "unfortunate accident." Yager told investigators that he had left his socialite wife at the helm of the 36-foot boat wliile he went below deck. When he returned, she was gone, he said. A search of the channel failed to yield a trace of tlie missing woman, the adopted daughter of tlie late William Jeffers, president of Uie Union Pacific Railroad. Mrs. Yager, wlio lived in Pasadena, had inherited about 5500,000 from her father, but never considered herself "an heiress." the judge said his wife told him. "My income was far greater than hers," added the judge, who earns S25.000 yearly from his judicial duties. He said tliat two months ago he and his then bride-to-be pooled their property in joint tenancy and established a joint charitable foundation. penalty in California. The governor's recommendations for the mentally retarded were part of the second phase of his budget message. 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