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in flr Ir July 17, 1972-Part I 3 ft a Ceiling yrgg 1990 Limit, Proposed by City Planners, Would Be Met by 'Downzoning' Capacity WAREHOUSE BLAZE Silhouetted ogainst flaming building firemen pour water into McMahon's furniture warehouse, 6666 Reseda Reseda. Fire damage was estimated at more than $200,000. Times photo by' Boris Yaro Police Seek Evidence Against Youth Arrested in 2nd Slaying 19-Year-Old Suspect Held With Three Others Was Free on Bail in 1969 Killing, Sparked 'Yo-Yo Justice' Charge THURBER StaH Wrllr BY RAY Timet Urfean City planners have called for a 4.1 million limit on the number of persons who could live in Los Angeles by 1990. The form of population control could be achieved by "downzoning" the city's population capacity, according to City Planning Director Calvin S. Hamilton.

An estimated 2.8 million people live in Los Angeles, but zoning now in effect would permit a population of nearly 10 million. In a report to Mayor Sam Yorty, the City Council and Planning Commission, Hamilton proposed a reduction in zoning capacity in single-family and multiple zone neighborhoods to protect the city's "suburbia, within the city City 'at Crossroads' Hamilton, in releasing the report, said Los Angeles is "at an important crossroads." "Either we go the route, of other cities and continue to allow land 1 ators and indiscriminate development to build the city with little thought to future livability," he explained, "or, we decide to protect our residential style of living and channel new growth into appropriate areas." Foreseeing a controversy over the downzoning proposals, Hamilton said everyone in the city property owners and residents alike would be affected if the recommendations are adopted. The downzoning plan is in line Chinese Entertainer Shot After Refusing Money to Youths A 20-year-old member of a Chinese entertainment troupe was shot and critically wounded early today in Chinatown after refusing to give money to a small band of Chinese youths. Tony Fung, who arrived with the Blue Skies Entertainers, from New York City Sunday afternoon, was shot through the head by an unidentified youth, police said. He was in critical condition at County-USC Medical Center.

Five persons were arrested and booked on suspicion of assault with intent to commit murder. Police withheld their names, pending an investigation to see whether the incident bore any relation to Chinese youth gang activity recently reported in San Francisco and Los Angeles. There have been 10 murders of Chinese youths in the San Francisco Bay area within the past two years. Detectives David Gorman and John St. John said Fung and the Blue Skies troupe of about 40 young entertainers had performed at the Golden Dragon Cafe, 960 Broad-.

way, Sunday night and several of the troupe were at the bar when five youths accosted Fung. J- Mills Planning Role in 1973 Raize for Mayor Councilman Considering Choice of Seeking Post or Supporting Candidate BY It WIN BAKER Tim City Bur-Mti Chirt Los Angeles City Council President Pro Tern Billy Mills Sunday projected himself into a 1973 mayoral race picture already crowded with at least seven potential candidates. Asked by a newsman If he was giving serious consideration to running for mayor, Mills "You're darn right. I'm going to be very much involved in trying to determine who the next mayor is going to be, whether as a candidate or supporting a candidate." Mills 'said he would make a decision when he has "seen all the other candidates, evaluated their qualifications1 and knowledge of city government11 and stacked them up against his own. "Then I will determine who, in my judgment," would make the best mayor," he said.

Seven Others Interested Mills declined to speculate on the date of his decision, except that it would be "between now and the date for the closing of filing next February." The primary election is in April. Others who have indicated an interest in the contest, either strong or mild, are Mayor Sam Yorty, who would be seeking a fourth term, former Assembly Speaker Jess Unruh, Councilman Thomas Bradley, former Los Angeles Police Chief Thomas Reddin and Councilmen Arthur K. Snyder, John Ferraro and Ernani Bernardi. For all of the councilmen except Bernardi, the race would be a "free ride" since their current four-year terms end in 1974. Bernardi, however, faces the choice of running for mayor or reelection, since his term expires next year.

The' strong tone of Mills' announcement came as a surprise to Bradley, an all-but-declared candidate for the post he narrowly lost to Yorty in a 1969 runoff election. Please Turn to Page 14, Col. 4 Cafalina's Summer Businesses Bemoan Lack of Steamer BY JIM STINGLEY Tlmti Stiff Writer On a recent weekend, a normally busy Avalon sandwich shop took in only $300. The next day a Monday it reaped $30. By Thursday, the owners closed down the shop and embarked on a mild drunk to forget their troubles, their colleagues said.

Their troubles, said the colleagues, are shared by every summer tourist-oriented business on Santa Catalina Island. As a result of a labor dispute, The Big White Steamer has not sailed this summer and many of the 2,200 passengers per day it can carry have sought recreation elsewhere. As a result, this island 20 miles off San Pedro which should be crawling with money spenders from the mainland, is mostly pastoral, peaceful and in the eyes of most business people, pathetic. Shops that are not closing down are cutting back. Summer employes are being either laid off or finding their work hours reduced by as much as one third.

In the words of Joe Piacentini, manager of The Crescent Cafe, "It's one of the biggest disasters we've ever had here." Newt Perry, owner of the Glen-more Plaza Hotel and Noot's Scoop Ice Cream and Pizza Parlor, let his figures do the talking: "For June, 1971, when the steamer was running, we did $8,200 at the hotel. This June, we did $4,700. At the ice cream parlor, we did $3,100 last June. This June it's $2,900. "The reason I'm here today instead of on the mainland running my re-Please Torn to Pace 19, Col 1 BY JON Tlm Detectives questioned witnesses today, seeking evidence with which to file a murder complaint against an East Los Angeles youth arrested as a murder suspect while free on bail in the 1969 killing of a Los Angeles police officer.

Detectives said they planned to present evidence against Alfredo Bryan, to the district attorney's office on Tuesday! Bryan is booked on suspicion of murder. He can legally be held only 48 hours before police have to arraign him on ajormal charge or free him. The 48-hour period begins at 6 a.m. Monday for persons arrested on a weekend. Bryan and three companions were arrested Saturday, night following" the murder of a member of a Chica-no youth gang near Hollenbeck Park.

Detectives said no murder weapon was recovered. 'Yo-Yo Justice' Charge Bryan -is the youth Police Chief Edward M. Davis said was released from custody as a result of "Yo-Yo justice." Davis referred to the Bryan case although he did not use his name in an open letter to Chief Justice Donald R. Wright of the state Supreme Court Feb. 14.

"The 'boy' who cold-bloodedly, roDUiation for LA. HEBERT Affair Writtr with suggestions by Councilman Ernani Bernardi, chairman of the council's Planning Committee, and would be used as a tool to help implement part of the city's General plan. Hamilton said the downzoning, in effect a zoning rollback, could be achieved through a series of move3 spelled out in a 75-page report plan-ners have been working on for nearly a year. Specifically, he recommended a reduction in the potential number of dwelling units permitted in multiple residential zones. New apartment buildings would be concentrated in areas already predominantly developed for apartments.

Please Turn to Page 18, Col. 1 IN SPOTLIGHT Palo Alto Waging i. Ddiiie lo Jdve Its Open Space BY PHILIP FRADKIN Tlmtt StaH Writtr PALO ALTO This city's bold program to set aside open space is being watched throughout the Its implications are far reaching because the city is acting on the assumption that preservation of open space is cheaper to the taxpayer, than allowing subdivision developr ment. And advocates of the plan now being implemented in the foothill areas here believe it also could apply, to the Santa Monica Mountains and other selected open space regions of the state.

Traditionally, real estate developments have been welcomed by local governments seeking to increase, their tax But a controversial study by a prestigious planning firm showed here that preservation of foothill areas about equal In size to present developed areas would be cheaper than allowing residential' development. City Council Actions Acting on the study during the last year, the city council has: Set aside $4, million in capital improvement funds for purchase of open space in.the lower foothill area, estimated at a total cost of $10 to $12 million. The first purchase has beenl made. i i i-' i i i Auuveiy pusneu a iNovemDer, Santa Clara County ballot issue to set up a regional park district in the upper foothill area which could pur-' chase these lands. Rezoned foothill properties from one and five-acre lots to 10-acre res-! idential lots, in effect "downzoning." Council action was based on study" estimates that costs of roads, utiUV ties, schools, fire and police protection and other municipal and educational services would be more than the tax dollars generated by new.

homes and shopping centers. Besides the study findings, what is unusual here is that the city broke municipal precedents and implemented the plan rather than relegating it to the back shelf. The city is getting no assistance from the state or federal governments. Open Space Preservation City officials determined that preservation of open space through zon--ing is just as legitimate a land use as zoning for a shopping center or vice station. Lawrence Livingston Jr.

of the San Francisco planning firm of Livingston and Blayney, which put. together the Palo Alto study, said, the findings for this city of 56,000 persons also could be applied to the Santa Monica Mountains, which closely resemble on a larger scale the foothills above Palo Alto. The planner pointed out that both areas are: Adjacent to metropolitan districts and fully developed foothill and canyon residential sections. Relatively steep terrain suitable Please Turn to Page 14, Col. 1 Would-Be Rescuer, Two Sisters Drown FRESNO Two young si-ters and a man who tried to thp-n drowned in a pond 5 miles southwest of Fresno Sunday Officials said Vernistone Dar.

roush, 13. and her 12-year-old sister Brenda, of were playing in a shallow end of the 25-foot pond- -when they dropped into deep water Eddie Foster. 61, also of Fresno, saw the girls in trouble and rushed to their aid. AH three drowned. MEET MR.

FINK Attention, Army: 'Immediate" Story Is 26 Years Late Attention: Bliss, Texas. As requested in your Army publicity release, we are pleased to report the fact that Pvt. Alvin I. Finkowitz, 18, of 527 N. Mott has completed basic antiaircraft artillery.

We take due note of the fact that he qualified as a rifle sharpshooter and was trained on the 40-mm auto-'' matic antiaircraft gun. But some pf jfour facts are wrong, Ft; It isn't Finkowitz, it's Fink. He has changed it. He's a Grandfather, Too His address isn't on Mott, it's at 12322 Kensington Road, Los Alami-'tos. He isn't single; he's married with' two daughters, and two grandchildren.

He isn't an antiaircraft gunner. He's vice president and operations manager for the U.S. Consumer Products a wholesale firm. He isn't 18. He's 44.

We appreciate your sending us the release labeled "for, immediate publication." It was postmarked Aug. 13, 1946. -It arrived at The Times Monday. Spokesmen at Ft. Bliss had no explanation.

i They were pleased to learn that Fink had honorably completed his Army service after a year and a half and had done, well Six rt, Trees Felled as Winds, Flames Pose Threat to Sequoia brutally and senselessly executed the officer is on the streets of Los Angeles today," Davis wrote. "In'' two' and a half years, it has not been determined what court should adjudicate this crime." In March, Bryan was treated for stab wounds after an El Sereno knife fight. He disappeared when officers sought to question him. Shot Fired From Car Saturday night, Javier Sanchez Medina, 23, was hit behind the ear by a bullet fired from a car containing four men at a parking lot near Hollenbeck Park. One of Medina's companions described the car to Later as Medina lay dying at, White Memorial Hospital, officers halted a car they said matched the description of the one from "which the fatal shot was fired and arrested Bryan and three companions, Oscar Perez, 19, John Nunez, 18, and Richard Ortiz, 18., Medina died at 10:14 p.m.

and the four were booked on suspicion of murder. Police said they were mem- bers of a gang which has often fought with one to which Medina was believed to belong. Please Turn to Page 18, Col. 1 should be under control sometime today. Most of the fires were touched off by lightning and quickly snuffed out by Boy Scout volunteers and fire fighters from the Bureau of Land Management.

Near Bishop, fire fighters were putting out a few remaining hot spots in a lightning-caused blaze that consumed about 1,000 acres of brush and timber in the Inyo National Forest. Some 200 "firemen contained the blaze early today on the east slope of the Sierra near Crowley Lake. The small town of Hilton Creek was saved from damage, and no other populated areas were threatened. A high of 88 was forecast for Los Angeles today, with a slight cooling trend expected Tuesday. Moist tropical air over southern mountain and desert areas raised a faint possibility of isolated thunder-showers in the "afternoon arid evening hours.

There have been divorces stemming, directly or indirectly, from the incident. Several crewmen have suffered mental breakdowns attributable to their experiences. One, Duane Scarborough of Anderson. S.C., died of carbon monoxide poisoning in a little automobile repair shop he operated in his home town. (One crewman died in North Korea.) For most, the years have merely meant a process of working themselves back into the civilian life that seemed almost dreamlike and unreal when they were prisoners.

rietse Turn to Page IS, CoL 1 Fires and high inds posed a double-barrelled threat to parts of Sequoia National Park today, as winds toppled trees causing damage and injuries in some areas, and fanned flames in others. In other parts of Northern California, several troublesome blazes were gradually being brought under control. Six persons were injured, none seriously, in the Giant Forest area of, Sequoia late Sunday, when high winds scoured the area for 45 minutes, felling many fir trees but no giant sequoias. One youth was hit in the back of the neck by a falling branch and was hospitalized. Five others suffered lesser injuries.

Six cabins, five cars, a trailer and several power and telephone lines were damaged by falling trees, and a number of roads were blocked. Two of 14 fires in Sequoia National Forest were still burning today. U.S. Forest Service officials said both were less than five acres in size and LEAVING KOREAN PRISON Come Hard for Pueblo's Men THREE YEARS AFTER Adjustments BY ROBERT RAWITCII ItaM 1111 Writtr Time is a word that changes words. and other things, too, sometimes.

Take the word Pueblo," for instance. To some people it means a little town in Colorado. To others, an apartment-like primitive dwelling built by certain Indians of the American Southwest But for 81 surviving crewmen of the electronic intelligence ship Pueblo and for their families the word will always have another significance. And time Isn't going to changs it much. can do other things, however More than three years have elapsed since that winter day in 196S when the men returned to be welcomed as heroes at Miramar Naval Air Station after 11 months in North Korean captivity.

And each of the survivors, in his own way, has had to deal with a world that has a rather short memory. Each has had to make his own adjustment. And that has not been easy. At least one-third cf the men suffered permanent disabilities of one kind or another from the beatings they endured and from their prison diet. THE WINNER Lauro Lee Gravofte, IS, of Temple City holds trophy after being chesen Miss Lcs Angeles County ct the Ambassador.

Next will be the Miss California Pageant next month end a chance to represent her state ct the Miss USA-Universe contest in May. Lcura shares her delight with Gwen Parse! 13, Sfpuiveia. V.mtt thoto fef Bill V1.

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