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6 — Tuesday, May 11, 1965 Redlands Daily Facts FOOD FOR A CITY — American forces are continuing distribution of food to Santo Do- fningo's civilian population while the civil struggle disrupts normal supply channels. Here, residents line up at one of the "feeding stations" spotted around the city. (NEA Telephoto) Senate drops amendment outlawing local poll tax Day in Sacramento By United Press International Departments and Agencies RoseviUe — Justice Depart ment says il is invesligating reports of prostitution and illegal gambling in All - America city of Roseville. Senate (May 10) Mcasure.s approved: Reapportionm e n I — Redis- trials the geography-based Senate into population - based districts ranging from 12 districts in Los Angeles County to one laking in 14 mountain counties (SB6 Teale). Armies — Outlaws paramilitary groups training for warfare in California (SB184 (SB184 McAteer).' Committee and other action: Water — Senate Water Resources Committee approves bill calling for state to investigate salt water conversion as a potential source of future state water. Assembly (May 10) Measures approved: Schools — 45 - 13, declares that when a teacher gives a student a grade, it's final. (AB- 2074 Garrigus). Plates — 58 - 1, provides special license plates for newsmen {AB1610 Quimby). Credit — 57-9, makes credit unions subject to libel or slander suits if they refuse to correct erroneous reports (AB- 920 Z'Berg). Committee and otlier actions: Fair — Assemblyman James Mills, D - San Diego, drops efforts tliis session for establishment of a "roving" state fair. Drugs — Public Health Committee delays action on bill requiring that codeine - based cough syrup be sold only on prescription to persons over 21, but approves bill containing the requirement for persons under 21. Reapportionment bill goes on to assembly WASHINGTO.M lUPI) — The Senate removed a key bai-rier to passage of its voting rights bill today by defeating a liberal backed amendment to outlaw state and local poll taxes. The vote was 49-45. The outlook for eai'ly Senate action on the bill also was improved when Southern senators agreed that they would permit limitation of debate on an amendment-by- amendment basis. Rejection of the anti-poll tax amendment sponsored by 39 senators but opposed by both Democratic and Republican floor leaders came as no surprise. But Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., and other liberals backing the ban said they felt their fight had strengthened the government's court position against poll taxes. Southern senators met today and decided tliat wliUe they would not consent to over-all debate limitation, they would not object to leadership proposals to restrict debate on each amendment. Senate Democratic Leader tax proposal two hours on other amendments and six hours of final talk on the bill. Otlier congressional news: Health Care: The president of the American Medical Association (AMA) told the Senate Finance Committee that most hos- Mrs. Aadland dies at 55 LOS ANGELES 'UPD — Mrs. Florence Aadland, 55. mother of Erroll Flynn's protege, Beverly .Aadland. died Monday in General Hospital, -where she was being treated ror a liver ailment. Attendants reported Mrs. Aadland was in a hepatic coma when she succumbed. She was admitted to the hospital last Friday for ti'eatment of internal bleeding and cirrhosis of the liver. Miss Aadland, the teen - aged companion of the late actor, was not witii her mother when death occurred. But a liospital spokesman said the daughter had vis- pitals charge too much for laboratory and X-ray services. Dr. Donovan F. Ward restated the AMA's long-standing opposition to health care under Social Security — a key part of the administration's S6 bilUon health care - Social Security package being studied by the finance committee. Foreign Aid: House Democratic leaders told President Johnson today they were confident of House passage of Jolm son's S3.3 billion foreign aid bid. Speaker John W. McCormack called it the "most prudent and frugal" aid bill ever submitted to Congress. Persecution: A House foreign affairs subcommittee was told that the Jewish religion may disappear in the Soviet Union within 15 years because there is no theological school where young rabbis can be trained. The subcommittee is studying proposals to condemn religious persecution in Communist coun- :ries. ^.„.... ^. ited Mrs. Aadland on Mother's MrkeiransfleirMont.. saw'hci Day and at other times durin, would proceed on that basis" " and "sec how it works." GOP Leader Everett M. Dirk- sn. 111., agreed. He said, "wo can take them one at a time— if it is a sufficiently strict hm- iL" Sen. Allen J. Ellender, D-La., earlier had blocked an agreement that would have allowed four hours of debate on the poll tlie elder woman's hospitalization. In I960. Mrs. Aadland was convicted of contributing to her daughter's delinquency. Miss Aadland was with Flynn when he suffered a fatal heart attack in 1958 in 'Vancouver, B.C. Funeral arrangements are pending. Lesser ill HOLLYWOOD (UPl) — Sol Lesser, 75, veteran movie producer and president of the Hollywood Museum, was reported in "fair condition" today in Cedars of Lebanon Hospital. At tend ants said Lesser was lios- pitslized last Saturday after he suffered acute hypertension and high blood pressure at his Palm Springs winter home. By ANN H. PEARSON United Press International S.'VCRAMENTO (UPl) — The Califoi-nia state senate's historic bill to shift legislative control to the city dweller today reached the Assembly -where swift and thorough action was promised. The Senate, voicing anger and anguish, bowed to the U.S. Su- |)reme Court as tlie "highest authority in the land" and passed tlie reapportionment bill 24-13 in a solemn session Monday. Gov. Edmund G. Brown today gave his blessing. "I still say it's a good bill," Brown said at his news conference. But the governor made clear that he did not like a provision requiring that senators run al- large in five urban counties. Originally, the bill requii-ed ihat 12 senators run at large in Los Angeles also, but when it passed on a 24-13 vote it contained an amendment dividing Los Angeles into 12 districts. Brown said he wondered how the courts could "justify' at large elections in some coun ties but not in others. It calls for transformation of the Senate's geography - based districts into population - based districts — a sharp departure from the longtime control of one house of the legislature by rural voters and the north state. Instead, city dwellers of Southern California would control the 40 - member Senate as they now do the Assembly. Senators in the 10 soutliernmost counties woidd increase from 10 to 21. Assemblyman Don A. Allen Sr., D - L 0 s Angeles, whose Elections and Reapportionment Committee will get the bill, said, "We have cleared our decks for action. We will turn our immediate attention to it." He said he planned a series of hearings and there were bound to be" proposals to amend it. Allen said he hoped his coiTimittoe would complete action and send it to tlie. assembly floor within a few weeks. Assembly Speaker Jesse M. Unruh, D-Inglewood, said he had heard "rumblings of discontent" about the bill but would "talk to members of the Assembly individually" before discussing the probability of amendment. Takes 40 Minutes The Senate passed the bill in a 40 - minute session described as "a wake" by Sen. Stephen I P. Teale. D-West Point, chairman of the Senate Reapportionment Committee and chief au thor of the bill. Legislature asked again to abolish death penalty By DE VAN L. SHUMWAY United Press International SACRAMENTO, Calif. (UPl) —The California Legislature was asked today to abolish the death penalty. But it was an appeal that the lawmakers, concerned w i t h state Senate reapportionment and money problems, seemed unlikely to heed. Assemblyman Lester A. Uc- Millan, a Los Angeles Democrat, takes his bi-annual fight to close San Quentin's famed gas chamber before a session of the Assembly Criminal Procedures Committee tonight. He conceded in advance that his chances of success weren't good, even with an expected boost from Gov. Edmund G. Brown, long a foe of capital punishment. At a press conference today. Brown predicted that California eventually will abolish the death penalty but he was not optimistic it would happen durin the current session of the leg Gardner. Belli represented i has executed exactly 300 per- Jack Ruby, convicted of killing! sons—194 in the gas chamber at the alleged assassin of Fresi-ISan Quentin and the rest by dent Kennedy. Gardner, who-hanging. This included four maintains a home at nearby}women. Before 1893, county Paradise, Cahf., founded the'sheriffs handled executions. Court of Last Resort, an extra- The legislature has consid- legal group that inquires into ered death penally bills '20 clairfls of erroneous criminal times since 1933. when the anti- convictions, capital punishment niovemen: Governor Brown also plans to i began to generate interest, send a representative. The gov-i The most dramatic battle oc- ernor told the state legislature; curred in 1960 and it was led that his annual State-of-thej by Brown. While Caryl Chess- State message last January! man. convict-author and kid- that capital punishment was ai nap-i"apist, waited on Death "degrading act" and he hopedjRow. the Democratic governor it would be abolished in Cali- appealed to the lawmakers to fornia eventually. abolish the death penalty. The The bill's first-and probably ^}} '"^^ committee and last-hearing came at a tirnl <;^'^'Z''\J^^^ when San Quentin's death row chamber on May 2, 1960. had reached a record 53 per- Since then, the state has e.x- sons. Only last Friday, Rufus ecuted 25 persons including Wilson, a Los Angeles killer, Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Duncan, entered the prison's condemned «ho hired two men to kill her [.Qw. I pregnant, Canadian-born daugli- Ironically, McMillan lost in/^r-in-law. an attempt for a four-year nior-l Of the 53 on Dealh Row now, atorium two years ago but got none has actual execution dales -at least half of it anyway, pri-set. Under McMillan's bill, all "I'm not a bit discouraged,", marily through slate and led- the sentences would be auto- Denouncing his task as "dis-|he said. "No matter what hap-pral court actions nullifying nialically commuted tu life im- lasteful," Teale asked liis col-j leagues to pass the bill in compliance with a Los Angeles Fedon tlie U,S. Supreme Court's "one man, one vole" rule. "I am just as unliappy about this bill as you are," he said. "We're faced with a court order. We are obliged to make a bona fide effort to produce as good a bill as we can," the mountain doctor said. The bill carves Los Angeles County into 12 districts, each with a senator. It provides for two senators rurming at large in each of five counties: San Francisco, Santa Clara, .\lame- da. Orange and San Diego. It has eight single - senator counties. The remaining 44 counties are grouped into 10 disti-icts ranging from two county districts to a 14-counly district along tlie SieiTa. The 40 senators would serve four year terms. District Disparity Down Teale told tlie Senate the largest district would contain 2.3 times as many people as the smallest, compared to 422 - 1 at present. He said although districts were not completely equal in population, he thought tlie courts would consider the Senate's wish to comply witli the state constitution by heedmg county hnes. Senator after senator rose to "make il clear to the people of this state" that they disliked what they had to do, and that, even wliiie passing the bill, they were fighting for a federal constitutional amendment to let voters of a state choose their legislative makeup. pens, capital punishment will: (.unvietions. The stale hasn't: prisonmcnt without parole—if come to an end in California." i executed a prisoner since'thc measure pasi.cd. .As in the past, he denounced | James A. Bcntley, Fresno niur-! Even if the committee did the Roman holiday of execu-iderer, who died in the gas: send the bill to the Assembly tions. ; chamber on Jan. 23, 1963, for 'It might not get very farjslaying a liquor store owner but I'm going to try it anyway," McMillan said of his bill to end the death penalty and replace il with life imprisonment without possibility of parole. Star Witnesses But he expected to put an impressive array of witnesses before the committee in an attempt to gel the bill, introduced' more than three months ago, to the Assembly floor. They included :^Iehin Belli. San Francisco attorney, and mystery writer Erie Stanley during a holdup. In the last 62 years, the stale floor, it would have a long way to go. II then would face floor action, plus action by a Senate committee and the Senate flour. Buying something big? Newark moves to conserve water supply NEWARK, N. J. (UPl) —Because of a worsening water shortage, the city of Newark has enacted a set of rules on the use of water. Monday, the city became tlie first violator of its own restrictions. A city hall worker was caught sprinkling shrubs less tlian 12 hours after the rules went into effect. Public Work's Director Ralph G. Caprio ordered the sprinkling stopped. Apply for an HFC Big Purchase Loan We're not recon-micnding you buy an elephant. 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Orange St., between State and Central PHONE: PYramid 3-2295 HOURS: Monday thru Thursday 10 to 5-Fridoy, 10 to t CELESTIAL CHECKOUT - Astronauts Edword H. White II, left, and James A. McDivitt try out celestial navigation equipment at North Carolina's Morehead Planetarium. McDivitt is to be pilot and White co-pilot for the upcoming Gemini 4- four-day orbital mission. (NEA telephoto) AMBUSH VICTIM — Two Marines try to revive a buddy struck down in an ambush by Viet Cong guerrillas near Da Nang air base. The Marines were on a special patrol distributing food, school supplies and psychological warfare booklets to Vietnamese villagers. (NEA Telephoto) The halibut spawns at depths as low as 1,350 feet. It is the largest of the flatfishes and its eyes are on the right side of its head. It lives in the North Pacific and North Atlantic waters. Some halibut live as long as 20 years. They may attain more than five feet in length and several hundred pounds in weight. The reported annual catch is more than 90,000,000 pounds. © Encyclopaedia Britannica Be mddernmith' Redlands Plumbing Co. 520 Texas St. 792-3360 NEWSPAPERS' ^"^^'''^"^ Freedom Safeguard for Our Form of Government Said Thomas Jefferson: Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. When the press is free and every jnan able to read, all is safe. This newspaper and American newsmen al! over the world are dedicated to presenting, so nearly as is humanly possible, the unclouded face of truth in its news columns. Guarding your freedom and your right to know is our everyday job.

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