The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California on May 12, 1968 · 239
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TEMPLE CITY Offici ; mm l Las Tunai Drtvt, 11789 HEWS, CLASSIFIED AND DISPLAY ADVj 287-0491; 792-5397 '443-3053 POMONA OFFICE 250 E, Center, 91763 NEWS-622-1391 ADVERTISING 23-1503 10S ANGELES Office-Toll Free: CLASSIFIED C43-4031 ALL OTHERS-443-3204j 246-1741 ' SECTION L J LOCAL CLASSIFIED PASADENA. GLENDALE EDITION VOL. LXXXVII SUNDAY, MAY 12, 1968 Timet Mirror Square, toi Angeles, Calif. 90053 625-2345 Officials Clash on Use of City Staff in Election Pasadena Director Says Employes Should Not Take Sides in Charter Issue BY JACK BIRKINSHAW Times Staff Writer : PASADENA Using city em-. ployes to disseminate information in support of city charter changes here is wrong, says City Director Robert W. Oliver. His comment was in reaction to a complaint that city, workers are answering questions and distributing printed material favoring these two issues on the June 4 ballot: "Shall the new city charter be approved, and shall a new election system, in which candidates are nominated in the primary by their respective district, be approved." Materia Said Objective ' City Manager John D. Phillips said the material is objective and does not favor the charter. He insisted that using firemen, policemen, librarians and other city workers to "educate" the public about the matter "is entirely proper." .;' Phillips said certain employes were briefed on the issue by Asst. City Atty. Evelyn Finn, who prepared a written analysis of the election for public distribution. . Oliver said he does not object to t rftv mr1nves distributing factual. unbiased information and answering questions but does oppose their taking sides in their capacity as Pasadena employes. .. Indiana Incident He likened it to a news report last week that an Indiana widow and state employe had been fired for refusing to take part in Gov. Roger D. Branigin's favorite son primary campaign. , : "And that, said Oliver, "made my r blood boil." - Phillips s a i d the circumstances are not the same. No political candidates are involved in this nonpartisan municipal issue, he explained. Oliver, an economics instructor at Caltech, supports the city charter issue, as do all members of the board. , Board Hears Matter The matter was raised before the Board of City Directors Tuesday by Walter Hastings, 85 S. Allen Ave., : long active in Pasadena City Hall matters. . "It's entirely wrong and not proper use of personnel," declared Hastings. Replied Phillips: "We have simply sougnt to maxe the employes knowledgeable about these matters so that if a citizen , picks up' a piece of literature and asks a question the employe can answer it correctly." ,. Hastings said he was not so concerned about the analysis brochure as another document which he said contains statements in favor of the charter. The city manager said the second document, offered by the Gtizens Charter Study Committee, which Please Turn to Page 4, Col. 1 Ex-Lawman Backs Police Against Racist Accusation BY BERT MANN - ' Times Staff Writer . . Alex Pantaleoni, Rio Hondo College police science , coordinator and member of a national sheriffs committee, takes issue with statements branding all law enforcement agencies as white racists. He feels such statements help break down respect for law. - Pantaleoni, 39, of 231 Starbird Drive, Monterey Park, said he was referring to a statement made in the National Commission Report' on Civil Disorders. A recent appointee to a committee of the National Sheriffs Assn. to establish guidelines for training programs for sheriffs, Pantaleoni said "there may be - some areas where there are white racists but I dont agree with that kind of blanket statement "It is extremely important that the public realize the importance of respecting the law and supporting enforcement agencies. "No one Is above the law, regard-Please Torn to Page 4, CoL S ' y 'V" s''"' '-' ml"l"'"' ' ' 1 'i-Y f 'Vm-i fix-' x U " 4 uV iyf v : rflp 'MY MOM' Some kids give their mother candy on Mother's Day. Some choose flowers. Marc Ratner, 6, San Gabriel, gives his mother a portrait of herself. 13 Children Add'Up to Lots of Happiness on BY MARY Valley Woman's Of the 13 Tanner children of South Pasadena, nine are home serving breakfast to their mother today. And there are 11 of the 12 Cordova children honoring their mother at home in West Coyina. outs and drugs, the two families. with a total of 25 children, are proof that Mother's Day still can acknowledge an abundance of happiness and success, as well as children. -Mrs. William Tanner Jr. and Mrs. Frederick Cordova Jr. live miles apart and don't know each other. Their religious beliefs which are strong forces in their lives are different. Yet the two women andVn?ther BYU student in language their husbands voice the same basic irauimS scni preparing ior a two-beliefs and values, run their homes year church mission in Peru. , the same way and seem to be getting Jonn -17 a senior at South the same results with their children. ; : " Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 4 u (f I A4 . ri r It,' "p"f :.:''.?' -' ' - i ' ' " ?T$ wxXj; If ' :n:$ ' " CRIME ON DISPLAY Criminals' weapons abound in police, science laboratory at Rio Hondo College. Coordinator Alex Pantaleoni shows effect, of various bullets. on windshield. Pantaleoni, former deputy ' sheriff, will help establish national training standards for deputies. TfrffSt Pfct3 Mother's Day BARBER News Editor . ': The Tanners live in a "36-rpom 'house at 1133 Buena Vista Ave., where Tanner also runs his psychol- u ogy consulting firm. The'13 child . ren are: ' Roberta 25, now ' 'earning , her ture at Brigham' Young University in Utah. . V Athelia, 24, getting her bachelor's degree from BYU next month. Terri, 22, in Europe on tour with ; the BYU cast of "Bye Bye Birdie," will continue her English literature - studies when she returns. ' William III (known as Tres), 20, This is the third straight year Mrs.. Harry Ratner will get a painting, each an oward winner in the 'This Is My Mom" .contest. She's got them all. - ' ' : Times photo by Jeff Bobbins (Ill ify jne Hearing Set May 21 in Arcadia ARCADIA The first step toward putting ; utility lines underground will be taken at a public hearing in City Hall at 8 p.m. May 21. An underground district is , proposed along Baldwin Ave. between Camino Real and the south city limits at Live Oak Ave. The removal of overhead lines will .be done in conjunction with a $261,408 widening project on.; that section of Baldwin scheduled to begin in June; ' ' l V, City Manager Lyman Cozad says the underground district would consist of a strip 50 feet wide on either side of Baldwin. No overhead lines would be inside the strip except at cross streets where overhead lines would cross Baldwin. The city, will use $51,000 allocated to it this year by Southern California Edison Co. for placing lines underground. - The allocation is part of, $1.2 million to be set aside this year by Edison Co. under a State Public Utilities Commission ; order that electric and communications utilities provide a percentage of their budgets for ' undergrounding . overhead lines, Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 1 Glendale Cool to Open Campuses GLENDALE The Board of Edu-. cation is reluctant to permit open campuses at the three local high schools but is willing to hear student leaders requesting the change. ' An open campus would allow students to leave school at class breaks, which has been prohibited for 30 years.' Supt. James H. Williams told the . board recently he had met with . student leaders from, Glendale, - Hoover and Crescenta Valley High Schools who . asked to present the proposed change. Williams ,said he refused their request because from a legal and moral responsibility a closed cam- ( pus is preferred. ' ' Principals of the high school say students will not be satisfied with an answer until It comes directly from the Board of Education. Petitions circulated recently - among students at Crescenta Valley High for an open campus complained of school food services and asked for the right to eat off campus ' Plets Torn to Page 3, CoL 1 Underground UTI Cded College Housing Winning Wide Acclaim Pomona to Expand Use of Buildings by Both Men and Women; Oxy Considers Additions BY ANN FRANK Timat Staff Writer Campus housing is going coed. From Occidental to The Claremont Colleges, the national trend toward coeducational dormitories is being enthusiastically received. Next fall Pomona College will bridge the three blocks between the men's and women's dorms by opening one women's hall, to men and one men's to women. ' : ; : When Oldenborg Center for Modern Languages and International Relations, Pomona's newest dorm, opened in September, 1966, it was believed to be the first to combine a : language center, international house and coeducational residence into a single environment. Eileen Norris Residence Hall, San Gabriel Tunnel Plan, Born in '46, Still Rated Sound BY DON SNYDER Times Staff Writer GLENDALE The idea of building a 14-mile tunnel for high-speed vehicles through the San Gabriel Mountains may seem a staggering project to the average man, but not to W. Earle Roche. A detailed study done by him in 1946 for Union Pacific Railroad and still applicable today is the basis of a bill ' in the Legislature proposing such an undertaking. , , The bill (SB 555), introduced 'by Sen. Ralph C. Dills (D-SanTedro) and passed by the Senate Trarispor-" tation.' Committee, ' was defeated Thursday, by the Senate 12 to 18. Dills, however, ' said he would ask the Senate to reconsider the vote Monday. : It calls for setting up a county-governed toll authority to study feasibility, construction and operation of the tunnel. : Three Divisions ' "No question the project would be a gigantic undertaking, but it is the logical and ; practical way to link metropolitan Los Angeles with the growing Antelope Valley," Roche says. The 81-year-old 'consulting engineer, whose specialty over a 60-year career has been preparing or assisting on proposals for huge dam, tunnel and other heavy construction projects in this country and others, estimates the San Gabriel tunnel would take seven to nine years to build and cost more than $1 billion. The tunnel, in his preliminary plan, would have three main divisions, one to carry trains at more than 100 m.p.h. and two for one-way (north and south) truck and automobile traffic. The overall" facility, according to Roche, would start in the mountains Please Turn to Page 5, CoL 2 7 K " it.::?!" .. mm wmmmm, - 1 AIR PUMPS Fan houses, costing obout $25 million each, would be placed on surface above San Gabriel Mountains tunnel. Fresh oir would be pumped down into the tunnel end bad oir would be pumped out.- patterned after Oldenborg, opened at Occidental last fall. Dennis Collins, Occidental dean of admissions, who will be dean of students in the fall, said, "There is nothing definite, but we are oing into deep dark sessions in the fall to explore the possibility of more coed dorms with an academic thrust on specialized interests." Share Lounges, Study Center Miss Judy Warfield, a French instructor, is resident director of the language, center that has 62 women and 93 men sophomores, juniors and seniors. "The idea of the coed dorm," she said, "is the coming thing. Men's and women's wings are 'separate, but they share the same lounges and study center, and enjoy the informal atmosphere." Occidental has an- open dorm policy that permits visits by girl students to the men's dorm between 2 p.m. and 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays and from noon until midnight Sundays. Robert Bliss, a senior from Manhattan Beach, said it "is a lot more interesting to see a- lot of pretty ' faces in the lounges even if some of the girls appear in pin curlers. It creates a much friendlier atmosphere." . Feeling of Freedom Bliss also believes the honor system that permits girls to visit the men's dorm is one of the most welcome developments . in college . life. ; Karen Lichty, a junior from Scottsdale, Ariz., said, "There is a greater feeling of freedom in the coed lounges. You really get to know 'the hoys well through conversation or activities organized on the weekends as a result of meetings in the 'lounges." 1 -. She said there is not so much pressure to go out on' weekends and the coed dorms have led to some dating. California State College at Los Angeles has no dormitories. But last week, the college's department of foreign languages announced a program with a private residence hall catering to college students for a foreign language house project. The project would include mutual eating and meeting places although the rooms would be separated. Fosters Contentment Oldenborg's success prompted a committee on coed housing, which reported to . the Pomona College Council and asked expansion of coed living. , . Although Pitzer. College is a women's school, Sanborn Hall, one of the three dorms, housed 20 Pomona College and three Harvey Mudd College men in one wing. Harvey Mudd College women live in the Scripps dorms. At Pitzer, Mrs. Edward Malan, dean of students, says, "Women at Sanborn show greater stability, with Please Turn to Page 2, CoL 4 3

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