The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California on November 1, 1970 · 106
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The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California · 106

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.H-Sun., Nov. 1,1970 Census Hints at More GOP House Seats BY VINCENT J. BURKE Timet Staff wrtttr WASHINGTON New census data have provided statistical underpinning for the widely held view that California Republicans will make major gains in the 1972 congressional elections, r ' A report showed that although Democrats now h a 1 d 21 congressional seats, or 56 of California's 38 seats, they represent constituencies that Recount for only 52.5 of the state's population. lIt disclosed that the population of these 21 Democratic -held districts grew by only 19.1 during the 1960s, compared with a, 33.1 gain for the 17 conere ssional districts now represented bv Re publicans. ..This has no . effect on Tuesday's congressional elections. Redistricting However, the statistics have a vital bearing on the 1972 elections, which will be 1 preceded by redistrict insf. This will accommo date additional seats . the state will be a s s i e n e d when the 435 seats in the House of Representatives are reapportioned among states to reflect population changes since the 1960 census. Assuming final census figures do not vary significantly from " the Census Bureau's preliminary count, California will gain five additional seats in 1972. The new congressional d strict boundaries for the. 1972 election will be drawn in accordance with the wishes of the Legislature and the governor to be elected Tuesday. If Republicans maintain control of both the Legislature and the statehouse, Republican John Mona-gan, Assembly speaker, says it may be possible to1 draw the new boundaries in. 'such a way as to give the GOP; as many, as 25 congressional s e a t s in 1972. That would represent, a eain of eight for the Republicans and a loss of three for the Democrats. . .The power of the majority part to remap districts Is. shown by what happened after the 1950 and 1960 censuses, when California picked up addition al congressional seats. Census data released In October, 1950, showed that although Republicans held 52 of California's congressional seats, their districts contained 61.8 of the population. After the district lines were remapped under a Republican-controlled legislature and a Republican gover-thp HOP in the 1952 ! if I ' elections won, 63 of the congressional seats. , .Census data released fa-October, 1960, showed t h a t Democratic -held seats, which accounted for 53 of the total seats, represented 54 of the population. However, after the seats were redistricted ' jn' ; accordance with the wishes of a Democratic-controlled Legislature and a ' Democratic governor, the Democrats in the 1962 dection won 63 of the ieats. . House Report " The new census data shbwing the 1970 populations for each of the state's existing 38 congressional districts was delivered Monday to a House census Subcommittee headed by Charles H. .Wilson (D-Ca-lif.). Wilson's subcommit tee made it public. -,. The report showed: v f ' The population of the 17 California districts now . represented by Republicans Increased by 33.1 during the 1960s, a gain of 2,344,845 persons; Population of districts held by Democrats went up 19.1. or 1,653,440 persons. i- The Oranere Countv district represented by Republican John Schmitz, a member of the John Birch ' Society, has the biggest population, 854,875 per-1 .. sons. - ' '" , , -The Oakland district, represented by Democrat Jeffrey Cohelan, is the .' state's least populous with 390,078. In last spring's primary elections, Cohe-; fan was defeated by a Ne-'.grfo. Ronald Dellums, who ' is' expected to win Tuesday. ' MAY CO'S 18TH STORE OPENS AT ESPLANADE SHOPPING CENTER MONDAY Discover value and fashion for your home and family in a new kind of department store. If you're in the area join the festivities. Grand opening ceremony at 10:30 a.m., store - opening 11:00 a.m. Then X. . May Co Oxnard is yours to discover. Step inside. Exper- - ience this totally new dimension in department store shopping. Everything you need, ; .'for yourself," your children, father too. Fashion? Yes! Pius distinctive accessories that ; make a house, your home. All presented in unique, little shops. There's Forecast, a ' . gathering of high fashion, Way-ln, a special all-in-one shop for juniors. Even a corner just for candles. And, this is just the beginning. You'll discover a wealth of free parking.; Special services too . V . gift wrapping, a Danish restaurant, two custom credit plans, r ' 'May Co. Oxnard . . . where you'll always find the newest fashion, finest quality and ' greatest values. The store of tomorrow opens 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 2 in the : Esplanade Shopping Center at Wagonwheel Junction. Come, join the excitementl SATtCOY MAY CO OXNARD AT. WAGONWHEEL JUNCTION from LA-inorth on U.S. 101, exit Vineyard Ave., , . turn right on Esplanade Dr. from Venturasouth f . .'. ;' on VS. 101, exit - . Wagonwheel Ro. . r

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