Santa Maria Times from Santa Maria, California on April 11, 1973 · 26
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Santa Maria Times from Santa Maria, California · 26

Santa Maria, California
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Wednesday, April 11, 1973
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26-Santa Maria, Calif., Times, Nurse Found Slain NEW ORLEANS (UPI) - The murder of a 22-year-old student nurse during an unscheduled mercy mission at a low-income housing project has caused authorities to stop the practice of sending nurses on house calls. The body of Jo Ellen Smith, the daughter of New Orleans Tax Assessor James W. Smith, was found by police in a deserted field in the Algiers section of New Orleans Tuesday. She was clad in a bra and slip, and she had been shot three times in the face. Police arrested Stephen Berry, 17, a resident of the Fischer housing project, and charged him with Miss Smith's murder. t Miss Smith had been missing since Sunday, when she went to visit an elderly diabetic woman in the Fischer project. She had been teaching the woman how to inject insulin. Dean June Hannon of the nursing school said, however, the visit to the project was unscheduled and violated the school's policy on home visits '"by students.. "We have policies and instructions stating that they go in pairs and do not make weekend visits or make them after 2 p.m.," the dean said. "In the past, there has not been a violation." In light of the murder, she said, "we certainly would want to evaluate the safety factor" of the home visits program. Lt. Gov. James E. Fitzmorris Jr., a friend of the Smith family, said Tuesday the practice of sending student nurses into private homes would be halted immediately. "I have' ordered the director of Charity Hospital to halt, effective today, any , and all action -with regard to sending nurses or other medical personnel into private homes, unless under the strictest emergency, and then only if accompanied by the police or . after the police have been notified," Fitzmorris said. The Day In Sacramento By United Press International The Governor Reagan At a news conference, deplored as "nit-plcklna harassment" efforts of a Republican lawmakers to Impose restrictions on use of the jovernor's snappy new jet airplane. Governor Told manufacturing executives "there is no Justification for constant and massive tax increases," and urged them to suooort his state spending . and tax limitation. Communists Told newsmen theNorth Vietnamese Communists were ' "hardcore, hard nosed, vicious" persons who will "fudge, cheat and steal every chance they get." Capitol Said he was trying to k eep an open mind on construction of a new state Capitol but still favors rebuilding the existing one to make it earthquake safe. POWs Told newsmen that returning POWs "have made it plain" they feel there has been peace with honor in Vietnam. Mansion Endorsed a. J 110, 000 bill to finance an archaelogial dig for a prehistoric Indian village at the site of the new proposed governor's mansion. The Senate Passed Ship-Appropriates J 1.4 million-to convert shipwreck" at 'Port Hueneme Harbor Into a f ishing pier. (SB619 Lagomarsino, R-Ojai. 30-0. To Assembly. f Zoo-Granh a property tax exemption to the San Diego Zoo for a new wildlife area the too has created. (5K07 Schrade, R-San Diego. 30-0. To Assembly.) ; Committees Natural Damikmi Approved V BART-Requires the Bay Area Rapid Transit system to construct facilities in Contra Costa County and other areas within the three-county " system before extending BART out of the district. (SBltO-Nejedly, R-Walnut CreeR. H. To floor.) Manager, Makes general manager of Bay Area Rapid Transit district specifically under the control of BART's board of directors. (SB2S Nejedly, ' R-Walnut Creek, t-0. To' floor.) . Introduced Car-Give, tlx Department of Motor Vehicles wider discretion in refusing to Issue vehicle salesmen's licenses to salesmen with records of unethical practices. (SB679 Behr, R-Tiburon.) Rustlert Imposes heavy fines on cattle rustlers. (SB6I0 -Robert I, D-Los Angeles.) Farmer Exempts small farmer from paying property taxes through a taese-lvaok arrangement wttn the state. (SB. J i -Robertl, D-Loj Angel.) Inspection Creates a demonstration . program In the South Coast Air Basin for the periodic Irwoectkwi of motor vehicles. (S87 Beiienson, D-eeverty HilH.) The Assembty Committees Criminal Justice) Approved Smoking Requires restaurants, bars, theaters and hospitals to set asMM special nonsmoking areas. AB70? Briwi,R-f ullerton. -t. TO floor.) - . Introduced tanning-Creates a Southern-California Area Planning council to plan for development In the area. I A B I 1 I I Gonselves, O-La Wednesday, April 11, 1973 r Cambodia Gets A U.S. Warning PHNOM PENH (UPI) - Presidcn tiaf envoy Gen. Alexander M. Haig Jr. left for Washington today after reportedly warning President Lon Nol that U.S. aid may be curtailed unless ne eases his hardline antf-negotiating posture with the Communists. Haig, dispatched by President Nixon on a tour of Southeast Asian capitals to assess Cambodia's worsening' military and political crisis, spent two consective days conferring with Lon Nol and other Cambodian officials. One prominent Cambodian politician said today Haig told Lon Nol of Washington's concern over the Cambodian situation and added: "Gen. Haig said that unless the marshal (Lon Nol) agreed to certain conditions which would rectify the situation that he would recommend to President Nixon that the United States begin tapering off both economic and military aid." Foreign diplomats were skeptical of Haig's alleged threat but speculated he may have demanded that Lon Nol ease his tough "no compromise" negotiating stance. , Lon Nol has long welcomed the Cambodian rebels to join his three-year-old regime and has promised amnesty for any who rally to the government side. 36 Freed Prisoners Dine With Reagans SACRAMENTO (UPI) -Twenty-six Americans, held prisoner in Indochina for a total, of 85 years, dined privately on chicken and champagne with Gov. and Mrs. Ronald Reagan Tuesday night. It was the third "welcome home" dinner the Reagan's have hosted, in a scheduled series around the state for returned POWs. Warmly greeting the men and their wives, girlfriends or parents as they arrived, Reagan presented one of the servicemen a POW bracelet worn during his captivity f by a 14-year-old girl. "Welcome home," said Mrs. Reagan as she hugged each man as he passed through a plastic tent leading to the governor's frojit door. "Happy to have you back." By the time the last POW arrived, the tent was packed with at least 35 neighborhood children and a dozen newsmen. "We're proud to have you back," Reagan told the men. The governor presented the POW bracelet to Navy Capt. Leo T. Profilet at the request of Pam Hendrenf Sepulveda. Miss Hendren wrote to Reagan last month telling how her parents' car broke down on the way to greet Profilet, who was shot down in 1967, on his return to Travis Air Force Base. "I would really appreciate it if you would give the bracelet to Capt. Profilet," she said in the letter. "I've worn his bracelet for 2 12 years and would have loVed to have given it to him myself but I don't have the money to go to. Palo Alto (his hometown)." Mrs. Robert J. Schweitzer of Meadow Vista told the governor as she .and her POW husband passed through the reception line, "The last time we met, it wasn't under such happy circumstances." Reapi later explained, "She and 1 met at a political rally in Auburn and at the time there was no word (on the POWs)." Asked about the affair, Mrs. Reagan said, "It's hard to describe. It's not something you shake off. the next day." To the last arriving POW, Capt. Terry Boyer of Visalia, held since 1967, Mrs. Reagan said: "You're absolutely lovely." FOR TRUSTEE SANTA MARIA ELEMENTARY DISTRICT MRS. MARY BELLIS Mrs. Belli is: . . . an incumbent on theschool board . . . a highly respected leader in V.wii the community . . . a board member of proven dedication and ability to serve the community. MR. MARY BELLIS FOR CONTINUED LEADED SHIP ON THE BOARD IN THE YEARS HEAD. VOTE APRIL 17, 1973 paid for by Citizens for Quajity Education. I T) ! cV I I i t . y inh QQ3M!) 1 1 ewe I y ii i m 1b ip CT3 919 N. 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