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Peninsula Weather Thirty per cent chance of showers tonight and Saturday. Highs will be near 60. Winds will be moderate. tfhe SAN MATED TIMES AND DAILY NEWS LEADER THE ADVANCE-STAR Final New York Stocks (See Pages 24, 25) Vol. 76. No. 80 * * * 5 Sections 52 Pages SAN MATED, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 1976 348-4321 15c PER COPY-S3.25 PER MONTH SHOOTING SUSPECT TO HOSPITAL A badly injured murder suspect, identified by officers as Ronald Joseph Borne, is put into a Miami Beach police cruiser, after officers said he killed three policemen and then shot himself. (AP LaMrptatD) Borne later succumbed. The Public Safety Department said that the three officers were shotgunned to death while investigating a stolen car. (See story, Page 8) U.S. May Act on Strike ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, 111. ( A P ) - The Ford Administration took the opening steps today toward forcing a halt to a two-day- old nationwide strike of Teamster truck drivers that has already resulted in industrial layoffs. Meantime, sources close to both sides said bargainers were "very close" tp agreement on a total eco- nomic package, but disagreement on how the money package should be distributed remained to be settled. Negotiations resumed at l l a . m . EST today. The Ford administration, taking no chances on the possibility the strike could hamper the nation's economic recovery, today started preparations in Washington to invoke the l a f t - H a r t l e y Act against the strike. Presidential assistant L. W i l l i a m Seidman asked several government agencies to prepare reports on the economic impact of the s t r i k e , a d m i n i s t r a t i o n sources said. The reports, to be returned to the White House by noon Saturday, would be needed if Presi- dent Ford asked for a court injunction under the act to stop the walkout. However, sources said it would probably be Tuesday at the earliest before the government could go into court. The move was seen as an effort by the government to put a d d e d p r e s s u r e on union and industry negotia- (See Page 8, Column 3) Green Oaks Ranch Preservation Sought A recommendation that the county seek to have historic Green Oaks Ranch situated on the South San Mateo County Coastside included in the National Trust for Historic Preservation and have it declared a s t a t e l a n d m a r k was adopted Thursday by the County Parks and Recreation Commission. The 13-acre r a n c h , including the Issac Steelc house built in 1863, was deeded to the county in 1967 by a Steele heir. Catherine B. Steele, with the conditions that the house and gardens were to be restored and operated as a house museum and the surrounding land be developed into recreational area. However, because of the s u b s t a n t i a l c a p i t a l improvement costs entailed in complying with the deed conditions, the county suggested alternate proposals -- an experiemental garden on the property or development of a vouth hostel -- w h i c h were rejected by Mrs. Steele. Last November. County Manager M.D. Tarshes recommended to the Board of Supervisors that the county quit claim the property to Mrs. Steele. This prompted an effort on the part of the board to save the property for the county. Supervisors John M. Ward and Edward J. Bacciocco .Jr. were delegated a committee of two to meet with Mrs. Steelc State Jobless Rate Remains at 9.5 Pet. SACRAMENTO (DPI) California unemployment remained at 9.5 per cent in March, halting a six-month decline in the jobless rate, the state said today. The Employment Development Department said 30,300 f e w e r w o r k e r s received unemployment in March because of hirings in contruction, agriculture and olher outdoor industries. The total number of persons out of w o r k was 982.400, compared with slightly more than 1 million in February. In March, 8.5 million persons h e l d j o b s , a n increase of 61,700 from February. But the influx in the number of jobseekers resulted in the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate holding steady. The national unemployment rale continued its decline, dropping slightly to 7.5 per cent, while the number of workers with jobs hit a record high. The C a l i f o r n i a jobless rate last March was 9.2 per cent and hit a peak of 10.5 per cent last September. The department said all major i n d u s t r i a l groups showed employment gains in March. A survey showed 766.088 persons received or were applying for unemployment benefits in the state, the department said. In February. 778.935 persons were eligible for the benefits. and attempt to reach a satisfactory solution. The recommendation of the commission results from a report by John Volz, regional architect for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, who recently visited the ranch (situated on the east side of Cabrillo Highway near the Santa C r u z C o u n t y l i n e ) w i t h Ward and several individuals and other persons rep- r e s e n t i n g v a r i o u s organizations. In a report to County P a r k s a n d R e c r e a t i o n Director John T. Brook Jr., Volz proposes that an effort be made to retain the complex as it present); exists, i n c l u d i n g a composite of the o r i g i n a l ranch house structure and many subsequent additions. He said that a partial restoration of the ranch house by use of d o c u - mented photographs and measured drawings could easily interpret the history of the house without the expense of a complete restoration. C o m m i s s i o n C h a i r woman Polly S a n d k u l l a said that if the ranch is (See Page 8, Column 51 Pickets Try to Close Airport SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Striking city workers joined forces with Teamsters today and blocked the main entrance to San Francisco International Airport before police shoved their abandoned vehicles out of the way. In downtown San Francisco, sabotage snarled traffic already clogged by commuters forced to drive because of the three-day s h u t d o w n of m u n i c i p a l transportation in the dispute over proposed pay cuts. At the airport, strikers roamed from one airline freight facility to another, attempting to block access roads with their autos or bodies. Ordered by police to move from a United Airlines facility, the estimated 100 pickets took their protest to the Pan American freight area. Most of the airport dist u r b a n c e was believed caused by members of the Teamsters, on strike in a national contract dispute. In addition, the city workers were picketing airport terminals. The a i r p o r t has been without heat or hot water since 2,000 city workers walked out in a wage dispute Tuesday. Other members of the 18,000-plus m u n i c i p a l w o r k force honored the pickets and left buses and cable cars idle -forcing 250,000 San Franciscans who normally ride public tcansport to drive, pedal, hitchhike or walk to work. No face-to-face negotiations have been scheduled between the striking city unions and the Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Robert Mendelsohn said the majority of city workers are on the job. Before dawn, wires were cut in a main switch box controlling 90 traffic signals near the heart of the city. "There was no evid- ence of forced e n t r Capt. Charles Korelec said. "It takes a key to open the box." The signals were restored by midmorning When six strike leaders showed up at a hotel room where supervisors were caucusing, demanding a (.See Page 8, Column 2) County Tax Boost Coining By BOB HEMINGWAY San Mateo County taxpayers will be faced with a "substantial increase" in property taxes next year, C o u n t y Manager M.D. Tarshes p r e d i c t s in a report to the Board of Supervisors. Tarshes said today that at least $10 million will be needed from property taxes in 1976-77, over and above any additional amounts needed to finance the effect of inflation on current levels of service and to replace declining state and federal revenues in man- d a t e d p a r t n e r s h i p programs. Based on the county's present assessed valuation, it would require 37 cents per $100 of assessed valuation to raise $10 million. One cent on the tax rate raises $272,000. Tarshes attributes the b l e a k outlook to three major factors: · A reduction in interest earnings on invested county funds. · A reduction in the year-end general fund balance. · An increase in county Slayi Brutal DC Slaying; Police Seek Clues The stabbed body of a pretty Broadmoor girl was found inside her parked car at the Serramonte Shopping Center in Daly City shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday. Police said the victim. Denise Lampe, 19, of 697 McArthur Drive, had been stabbed 20 times in the chest and arms. Her body was found by shopping center s e c u r i t y guard John Ward and girlfriend of the victim. The girlfriend, who pol- i c e w o u l d n o t i d e n t i f y , became worried about Miss Lampe when she failed to return home after agreeing to meet with her at 9:30 Pound Hits Low of $1.86 LONDON (IIPI) - The British pound sagged to another record low on the world's money m a r k e t s today, coming under attack by foreign dealers for the second day in a row. Sterling opened lower at $1.8815 against the dollar on foreign exchange markets, then dove to 81.8645, down more than \'i cents from Thursday's previous record of $1.8805. Unemployed Rate Declines to 7.5 Pet. WASHINGTON (UFIj The nation's unemployment rate continued its steady decline in March -- dropping slightly to 7.5 per cent -- while the total number of persons who held jobs hit an a l l - l i m e h i g h of 86.7 million, the Labor Department reported today. The March drop of 0.1 per cent capped a steady live-month decline from 86 per cent last October -- the l o n g e s t s u s t a i n e d d r o p since 1962. It also brought unemployment to its lowest level In more than a year. But the overall improvement of 1.4 per cent since the recession peak last May appeared weaker than in most previous economic recoveries. A Bureau of Labor Statistics economist noted that while the recent 10-month decline was more dramatic than the recovery period in 1971, it compared unfavorably to economic recoveries in 1961, 1938 and 1954. T h i s r a p i d p l u n g e , although not as dramatic as in some past recoveries, prompted President Ford's economic advisers to predict that unemployment will dip below 7 per cent by the end of this year. A total of 7 million persons were unemployed in March, a decrease of about 100.000 from February. Total employment, meanwhile, increased by 375.000 to 86.7 million -- an all- time high. The M a r c h unemployment rate was the lowest s i n c e D e c e m b e r , 1974, when it stood at 7.2 per cent. A d u l t women were the c h i e f b e n e f i c i a r i e s o f increased employment in March, as they have been t h r o u g h o u t Ihe recovery. But blacks showed the biggest monthly improvement as their rate dropped a substantial 1.2 per cent to 12.5 per cent. Unemployment also continued to decline among manufacturing workers and Vietnam veterans. Some 75,000 persons were added t o f n c t o r y p a y r o l l s I n March, most of them in transportation a"d electrical equipment. Employ- m e n t also i n c r e a s e d i n retail trade and government. Since the March, 1975. recession low, employment has risen by 2.6 m i l l i o n persons-- or 400.000 more than it dropped during the recession. The n u m b e r of "discouraged" unemployed -those who have stopped looking for jobs and who are not counted among the jobless - declined 940000 during the first quarter of 1976 The Labor Department also ( o r t h e f i r s t t i m e reported the rates for both male and female heads of households -- reflecting the i n c r e a s i n g n u m b e r of women in the workforce. Unemployment stood at 9.4 per cent for women and 4 per cent for men who head households. A d u l t w o m e n h a v e accounted for more than naif of the over-the-year gain in employment while adult men are still 600,000 short of their employment peak in January, 1974. The Improvement in unemploy- m e n t a m o n g b l a c k s i n March also occurred prim a r i l y a m o n g a d u l t women. Before the figures were released, J u l i u s Shiskin, chief of the B u r e a u of Labor Statistics, said he "wouldn't be surprised" to sec an i n c r e a s e in the March jobless rate. p.m. at the McArthur Drive address. The f r i e n d returned to the s h o p p i n g center and solicited Ward's help. A search of the parking lot turned up the victim's silver blue 1964 Mustang. Inside, slumped on the front seat was the body of Miss Lampe. Miss Lampe worked at nearby Mcrvyn's Department store but was off-duty Thursday. Her friend is an employe of Macy's, police said. The two girls agreed to meet after the store closed at 9:30 p.m., at the Lampe home in the quiet Broadmoor residential district, whore the victim had lived with her parents. The attack occurred less than 300 feet from where Richard E. Post abducted and killed Ruth Wilhelmsen. 21, last June 29. As in the VVilhelmsen murder, hundreds of shoppers were in the area. The only witness to the Post murder was a local news delivery boy. Police are looking for any information that might aid in t h p r solving '.he latest s l a y i n g case in the N o r t h County in recent weeks. W h e t h e r Miss Lampe's Correction Mrs. Carol Ann Dooyes was not represented by Ardon K. Weinberg of the Legal Aid Society during the trial which resulted in Mrs Dooyes' 4-year-old son, Jason, being awarded to the custody of a bachelor u n c l e h y a San M a t e o C o u n t y S u p e r i o r C o u r t judge. Ms. Weinberg had represented Mrs. Dooyes in earl i e r c o u r t p r o c e e d i n g s concerning the dissolution of the marriage of Mrs. Dooyes and her husband, Gabe. However, Ms. Weinberg told The Times, she had w i t h d r a w n from the caso and Mrs. Dooyes represented herself in last week's custody trial before Judge Robert D. Miller. slaying can be linked to two olher killings in the area since the first of the year nolice will not say. Veronica Anne Cascio's body was found on Jan. 8, in a creek bed on Ihe Sharp Park Golf Course in Pacifica. The 18-year-old victim was believed to have been slain early in the evening. On Feb. 8, Ihe body of Paula Louise Baxter. 17, was found in a grove of eucalyptus trees behind a Millbrae church. Both had suffered multiple stab wounds. Miss Lampe's m u r d e r was San Mateo C o u n t y ' s 16ih homicide this year. Detective Ken Cole will he manning a special phone today i !W2-4 r )IIO i in order to receive information Irom poiential witnesses to the killing. A f t e r 4 p . m . , p o l i c e advise the' public to call 992-45IB. payments for Medi-Cal and welfare programs. Tarshes says in the report, which he will submit to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, that the c u r r e n t county budget includes $6.8 million in interest earned on cash balances invested by County Treasurer Ross Conti during 197V75. Interest rates have dropped recently to a consistently lower level and, therefore, earnings will be less, he notes. Furthermore, Tarshes reports, a further reduction w i l l o c c u r i n available to help finance the county budget as the result of a legally required change in the computation method used to allocate i n t e r e s t t o t h a g e n c i e s f o r (See Page 8, Column 1) Spurrier Traded T A M P A , F l a . The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded two players and a draft choice today to the San Francisco 4!)ers for veteran quarterback Steve Spurrier, the 1966 winner of the Heisman trophy while at the University of Florida. The Bues sent two players picked up this week in the veterans' draft to the 49crs along with their first bonus choice in the second round of the college draft scheduled next week. Going to the 49ers are linebacker Bruce Klia, who was picked up from the Miami Dolphins, and wide receiver W i l l i e McGee, o b t a i n e d f r o Angeles Rains. Lebanon's Uneasy Truce Holding BEIRUT, Lebanon (UP!) -- Warring m i l i t i a m e n cautiously put aside their guns today and a 10-day tn-ce in the c i v i l war took !'')ld t h r o u g h o u t Lebanon. B u t ocasional shots (J ;"i · · lack of any authority ':n t u " streets kept weary rit'/ r. from any general celebra- lion. Scattered sniper shots and an occasional mortar shell marred the start of the 27th cease-fire in the i i - m o n t h - l o n g between Moslem l e f t i and right-wing Christians that claimed nearly 15.800 l i v e s a n d l e f t v.'OUH'Jed. ( ' · i n i m - n stood I -·."ni.in on aif fronts, peep- it:g cautiously from sandbagged e m p l a c e m B e i r u t s t r e e l mountain vantage posts in Ihe countryside The worst violation was around Beirut {See Puge 8, Column 4) News Index CLAUDINE'S DIARY MAY BE EVIDENCE. Page 3. Births 30 Obituaries 30 Business 25 Restaurants, Clubs. 17-19 Classified 31-40 Sports Comics 21-23 28 Stocks 24 Editorial 26 TV, Radio 14 Features 27 Theaters 15 Gardens 12, 13 Weather 31 Lifestyle 10, 11

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