The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California on February 19, 1971 · Page 14
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The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California · Page 14

San Bernardino, California
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Friday, February 19, 1971
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ICCCJ Hesperia tr I LAINi: MtRlBl.i: lutt-Tttagram iuf Writer HKSPERLV A grade separation fT the main street crosig over the Santa Fft Hallway tracks could go Into construction as early as the 197271 fiscal vfar. James G. Galanis, Jr.. said at "iKe Iuhlic I tilitics hearing Utrinesdwy at the Hesperia Fire District galanis. county traffic engineer, testified on behalf of the defendants, the B-2 THE SUN IfW) M?l AS iP frit I okS m & W M i Sun-Telegram photo by Elalnt Mrblt Going Over Papers During PLC Hearing . from left, Hearing Commissioner Kent Hogers, James Pipla, Neil W. MoCrpry chool Trustees 4Left at Altar' lAl Teacher Fact Presentation - Ky ItOSKMAHY McCM'R K Siin-Ttltgram Staff Writiir pKONTANA Trustees apparently f'lt lrke the proverbial bride left waiting at the allar at Wednesday night's Fdntana Unified School Board meeting. 3leady to accept a contract proposal fp.'m the Fontana Teacher's Association fyr study, board of education members were almost a loss for words Wednesday night -when tho FT A spokesman was absent from the meeting. LThe master contract, first ever sjlbmittcd to the Fontana board, was expected to arouse some controversy at the meeting because of the district's ciSiilention that the contract would be iljpgal. The FT A had argued previously, however, that the contract is legal. Although the FT A had sent copies of t&"e contract to board members and to the school district earlier wilh a letter of transmittal, trustees were hesitant ((accept the Ifi page document Wednesday night without personal presentation bj.. FT A represonatives. rV'hen contacted, Conrad Ohlson, 'president of the teacher organization, noted that the FTA's absence from the meeting was necessary. "Since the con- il alr-nl Show Slated JYb. 2.") al Sequoia 'ONTANA - A talent show at Sequoia .liinior High School is to be staged Feb. 7 p.m. in the cafetorium. Mrs. Lajraine Joslin is coordinating and directing the variety program. Admission is set at 25 cents per person. Highlights listed on the bill of fare are dance routines, singing and dancing, gymnastic stunts, impersonations, musical instrumental numbers, band selections, guitar arrangements and dramatic readings. (The Day in AOCIAIFD PRFsS " A summary of major action Thursday. Feb. 18 THE GOVERNOR Vetoed a $1.6 niililon federal grant 1o the Oakland Economic Development Council, Inc., saying it had undermined the effectiveness of publicly funded programs for the poor. THE ASSEMBLY Sent to the Governor LFood Would allow waiver of warehouse fees owed state for distribu-, tion of surplus food to poor; SB 1!)!), Marks, K-San Francisco. Bills Introduced Methadone Would provide $:) million for statewide methadone maintenance program for heroin addicts; AB 502, Vasconcellos, D-San Jose. Vehicles Would require licensing of- all motor vehicles, including snowmobiles and motorcycles used on private property; AB 578, Hyan, D-Burlingame. Colleges Would allow community colleges to levy student body fees up to, $10 a semester; AB 572, Dunlap, D-Napa Tax'e,i Would extend hofrwowners Fridoy, Febmory If, 1171 May Gel Grade Separation Over Santa Fe County Hoard t Supervisors and Santa Fe, jn a rmrplaa t Irought against them through efforts of the llespena Chamber nf (V.inmene. f unding f the $.sfli.0 grade separation could come by two methods, Galanis said. Ten per cent of the cost would ! borne by the railroad, the remaining 90 per cent otild Ix funded thiough the Federal Aid to Secondary Streets or by the State Grade Separation Fund tract proposal was already on the board's agenda, we felt that it had been legally presented to the board, lie did not want any negotiations to take place at Wednesday's meeting. If we had been questioned at the meeting, trustees might have felt that they were fulfilling the provisions of the Winton Act which stale that they must 'meet and confer' with us. And we did not want to get into negotiations under those' circumstances," Ohlson added. Hoard members finally decided to take "official notice of the contract proposal, with the stipulations that district administrators contact the San Bernardino County Coursel yesterday to ascertain if acceptance for study was legal. According to Dr. Hubert 0. Spr.igue, assistant superintendent of educational services, the Counsel notified the district that acceptance was legal. Dates for further negotiation between All Slalcs Tannic Houle Is Changed ONTABIO The All-States Picnic-Parade is moving north again. In action Tuesday the city council approved a request to conduct the parade; along the same route now used by the Tournament of Bands and the Ontario Festival 'TiOfl" parade, from Fifth Street to B Street along Euclid Avenue. Since the first parade in lil2. the marchers have been routed along Euclid, sometimes from Sixth Street to B Street, but in recent years from Philadelphia Street to Phillips Street, ending at Pe, Anza Park. In addition to relocation of the parade route, the All-States Picnic organizers said a reduced number of tables would lie constructed this year and that booths previously located in the center of the parkway would be eliminated. Sacranienlo) exemptions to owners who live in apartments; AB 573. Dunlap. Crime Would allow counties to reimburse victims of crimes for up to $5,001) loss; AB 581, Russell, R-Tujunga. Wages Would increase minimum wage to $2.25 an hour and require double payment for work over 35 hours a week; AB 5(ifi, Brown, D-San Francisco. THE SENATE Bills Introduced Strikes Would prohibit policemen and firemen from striking and require mandatory, binding arbitration; SB 333, Dills, I)-Gardena. Arrests Would allow some innocent persons suspected of crimes who are arrested and charged but not convicted to obtain certificates of detention rather than arrest records; SB 331, Marks. Prisons Would create a state commission on prison reform; SB 323, Dymally, D-Los Angeles. Overtime Proposes overtime pay at the rate of time and one-half for members of the California Highway Patrol rather than the present practice of granting compensating time off for overtime worked; SB 322, Grunsgy, R-Wat-sonville. with the state and county sharing the cost equally. The county did not appear at the PLC meeting last fall, Galanis said, because it was interred in seeking federal money. A string of witnesses testified Wednesday morning before Public Utilities Commission officials that the railroad crossing at Main Street is a hazard and a nuisance." the teacher organization and the district have not yet boon announced. The teachers' proposal calls for binding arbitration; salary increases of over 20 per cent; better insurance protection;, prohibition of out-of-state hiring of teachers; and oier benefits for both students, parents and teachers. Formerly the FTA submitted only separate proposals for negotiations rather than a master contract. The organization argues, however that "a contract is good business. Teachers need to know exactly where they stand with regard to their employment," according to Dallas Roper, FTA executive secretary. Commillee OKs Major .Disaster Relief Measure SACRAMENTO (AP) - Disaster relief money from both stale and federal governments moved a step closer for quake-damaged Southern California public facilities y e s t c r d a y as the Senate Government Organization Committee approved a major disaster relief bill. The bill by Assemblywoman Pauline Davis, D-Portola, would provide almost $!) million in state funds for repair of city streets and local roads. It also would trigger 100 per cent federal funding of repairs to such public facilities as schools, courthouses, jails and water systems, according to Hoy M. Bell, assistant state finance director. Bell said federal funds generated by a disaster relief bill signed late in December 1970 by President Nixon will be provided to California "as soon as we can clear our engineering estimates." Current estimates are more than $200 million damage was done public facilities in the Los Angeles area. The Davis bill was sent to the Finance Committee where it will be considered Monday along wilh proposals lo raise the state gasoline tax temporarily by a cent a gallon to provide about $50 million to repair state highways. San Gabriel (Tirl Victim of Attack VICTORVILLE A 19-year-old San Gabriel girl told sheriff's deputies yesterday afternoon that she was assaulted by three others girls in a drive-in parking lot and robbed of her money. Hodine A. M. Sehi, the victim, said she was walking alone across the parking lot at Baker's Tacos, I5521-7th St., at 12:40 p.m. when ctie girl grabbed her while the others hit her in the mouth and forehead. They emptied her purse of $5, then threw it on the ground, she said. She described the assailants as young, Negro and of slender build. One had "Afro-style" hair, she said. All were of school age, reported Sheriff's Sgt. Richard G. Williams. Deputies said that the victim is six. months pregnant. Hearing officer Kent Rogers opened the jii't'Ung in obious imtatwn that Chamber of Commerce president James Pipla who he said had signed the complaint asking for a graded crossing, was not in attendance when the meeting opened. "This is rather confusing." Kent said, "The complaintant is the one who prepares the evidmce and must be present to gie it." Pipla, a teacher of mentally letarded children, had given r.r.tue that he would appear at 12:10 p m. Chamber of Commerce secretary Lillian King then advised that Pipla was the new chamber president and that, in fact, former president Joe Emmons had signed the original complaint. Apparently satisfied that Lmmons wouldbe a proper witness, Rogers then opened the proceedings. Emmons in an opening statement pointed out that the steadily increasing Hesperia population, now at about 9,000, is divided by the railroad track which runs through the center of town. Die business district is split also by the crossing of which there is only one the entire expanse of "city." Fifty trains daily cross Main Street. Emmons said, and motorists must wait as long as 20 minutes for them to pass. The switching r.perations cause even more delays. The gates often malfunction, Emmons declared. Once a fast moving freight got to the intersection before the gates dosed. Another time, the gates went dowTi and there was no train in sight. Emmons further added that Just last week the road was blocked for 20 minutes, for prolonged switching. Then the gates opened for a few minutes, some cars went through and then the gates suddenly came down and struck a slow-moving truck. Over the past year several sick and injured senior citizens have been forced to wait at the crossing for 15 or 20 minutes while they were enroute to the hospital, Emmons said. Pipla, who was called from his classes, arrived at 11 a.m. to give his supporting statements. He also presented pictures of "stacks of guard rails" , piled alongside the tracks; rails which had been broken by motorists who struck them trying to go around the rails when they were in the down position. Public Utilities Commission engineer Fred G. Hughes asked Pipla if he had timed the crossing operations. Pipla answered that he had not clocked them but observed many times when 11 R Regents Committee OKs Broader Policy Voice Seen for Students LOS ANGELES (AP) -A measure enabling student voting at departmental faculty meetings was approved yesterday by a committee of the University of California Board of Regents. Keith Schiller, UCLA student body president, hailed the proposal introduced by regent John Canady as a major step toward involving students in policymaking decisions about instruction. The educational policy committee recommended that the full board approve the change in university policy. The board will consider the measure next month. Some of the university's nine campuses encourage student participation curriculum decisions and several permit student voting on issues of hiring, promotion and granting tenure to instructors. Schiller said more student involvement is needed because the present system rewards research and ignores teaching. The regents' finance committee also met and voted to raise the tuition paid by students who aren't California residents from $1,200 to $1,500 a year. UC President Charles Hitch said the change becomes effective in the fall quarter this year if the full board approves at its meeting today. Hitch earlier told the committee the Reserve Officers Training Corps pro Traffic Deaths, Death Rate CHICAGO (AP) - The nation's traffic death rate in 1970 was the lowest of any year for which records have ' been kept, the National Safety Council said yesterday. Roth the death rate and the actual number of traffic fatalities dropped last year, despite a net increase of three million drivers and four million motor vehicles over the 1969 figures. There were five deaths for every 100 million vehicle miles traveled, compared with Public Pressure Kcstorcs Miniskirts MONTREAL ( A P ) -Canadian Pacific Airlines said it would put its stewardesses into short skirts again. The airline introduced a midi -length outfit last fall, bin; letters from passengers were (i-to-1 against it. If you don't believe you're over the hill, just listen to a 9-year-old explaining orbital rendezvous to his brother. Sunshine. trains held up traffic by their slow and switching operations. Siho.l superintendent Dr. Howard Carmkhael cited the traffic congestion centered around the crossing when trains g through. The traffic, which has backed up for the trains, is further delayed when motorists attempting to turn left at the intersections on either side of the tracks must wait for oncoming traffic Once a guard rail came dow.1 on a bus loaded with school children when the bus was forced to wait for a left-turning motorist ahead," Dr. Carmkhael said. Dr. Carmichael explained that 91 per cent of the district's 1,011 elementary school children travel on its six buses, which cross the railroad tracks four times daily. This is not including the students transported by the high school district, Dr. Carmichael said. Hesperia Fire District Chief Allen T. ltingler pointed to the delays in emergency resuscitator and fire calls Iff . . 11 f r hn m ifti li iiiiimnnii.iwiiii mi mm m . -T ' , , tkj-ti Hesperia Quartered School Superintendent Dr. Changes gram at the UCLA, Berkeley, Davis and San Barbara campuses will continue next school year with little or no changes. The military and naval science courses were the targets last year of numerous Four Candidates Seeking Positions on School Boards BARSTOW - Four candidates have emerged to vie for places on the Board of Trustees for the Barstow Unified School District and the Barstow Community College District. Of the two men who have filed in the BUSD race, one is an incumbent. Lavcrgne Gallagher, an employee of the Marine Corps .Supply Center, has stated his candidacy. Gallagher joined the board in August, 1970, after he was the only candidate to file for Richard Flores'' vacated seat. In the district held by Harold Bailey, one candidate has applied. He is George Gumpy Jr., 21 Sunrise Circle, Baker, who lists himself as a toll transmission man. No candidate has filed for the scat presently represented by Dr. T. R. Fredericks. Fredericks has indicated a rale of 5.3 deaths in 19G9, the Safety Council reported. Deaths last year totaled 55,-300, a 2 per cent decrease from the 56,400 persons killed in 19G9. A preliminary survey in December by the National Highway Safety Bureau also put the 1970 figure at 55,-300. A Safety Council spokesman said the downtrend is the result of safer cars, safer highways and stricter legislation by the states. The downward trend is certainly encouraging, the Safety Council said, but "there is still a great deal to be done in the area of traffic and highway safety." John D. Lawlor, executive vice president of the council, urged that state legislatures enact more stringent safety standards. "Legislative compliance wilh the federal Highway Safety Act of 1966 is progressing gradually," Lawlor said. "But when one stops to consider what is at stake, the progression seems slow indeed." "Everyone concerned with traffic safety must be honest Teamster Loan to Bankroll Hotel OKd LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) -A Teamsters Union pension fund loan of $15.5 million to bankroll construction of a hotel at the Circus Circus Casino on the Las Vegas strip was approved yesterday by the Nevada darning Commission Construction of the 14-story hotel will begin in about 40 days a Circus Circus spokesman said. It will have 410 rooms and rise from the back of the tent shaped casino. The loan will be used to pay off outstanding debts owed by Circus Circus, acquire additional land and build the hotel, said Philip Hannifin, chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board. The amount of the debts Tracks that passing trains have caused. "Once in 1932 I watched a structure burn down and wasn't able to get the fire truck across the tracks," Ringler said. In 1969, the fire trucks were held up for six minutes while a J40.5OQ chiiken ranch was destroyed in a fire. Even- minute is critical in a fire," he said. Rogers called a halt to the complain-tants' testimony at noon, calling on the defendents, San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors and the Santa Fe Railway, to present their arguments at the afternoon session. Traffic engineer James G. Galanis. Jr., led off the afternoon portion of the hearing with the announcement that the grade separation problem has been under study since 1966, when Main Street was approved as a Secondary Street in the Federal Aid to Secondary Streets program. The grade separation was suggested for 1970-80 with a feasibility-study and design program for the 1971-72 fiscal year. Cuistruction, providing there are no delays, would come possible in the 1972-73 fiscal year. Sun-Telegram photo bv Elaine Merabl hy Railroad Traeks Howard Carmirhael shows map demonstrations by radical student groups opposing U. S. involvement in Southeast Asia. In one demonstration this year at Santa Barbara, the ROTC building was burned. Local authorities estimated the damage at $40,000. he will not run again. The college board election will feature the voters choosing the best three of the candidates. At present only two have come forward. Evclyne L. Narkevitz, 29588 Palermo St., a housewife, and Chester E. Ballard, 25250 W. Hwy. fin, a postal clerk. Of the incumbents in the college board, Norman Smith, who is concurrently president of the BUSD board, has declared that he will not run again while Linwood White has stated he will file his candidacy. Fred Sharp, the other incumbent, says he hasn't made his decision yet. ' Deadline for filing for either of the two board elections as a candidate is Feb. 25 at 5 p.m. in San Bernardino. Forms are available in the BUSD and college administration offices. Both Dropped with h i m s e 1 f," he said. "There is still a great deal to be done in the area of traffic and highway safety." He said those safety standards include vehicle inspection, registration, driver education and licensing, courts, alcohol and highway design and maintenance. "The National Safety Council .. . believes that compliance with the standards can help reduce traffic deaths," Lawlor said, "and we urge the states to act now where they are not conforming to standards." was not disclosed. Circus Circus opened two years ago and features a ring of carnival games and acts' open to 'children around a gambling pit reserved for adults. Trapeze acts perform overhead. The Teamsters Union pension fund already holds mortgages , on several other strip casino-holels - - -

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