The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California on March 26, 1968 · Page 16
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The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California · Page 16

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A-16 -THE SUN Tuesday. March 26. 1968 Resort Jobs Help Boost Employment to 328,600 ''JWHl. By JOHN SCHAEFER )" ' 't ' f Seating Arrangement $ t x- ' . -4 k lj " . Sun-Telegram photo Wing at Norton; Rep. Jerry Pettis, R-Loma Linda; Lt. Gen. Henry Vicellio, commander of the Continental Air Command, and Brig. Gen. Earl O. Anderson, 452nd Military Airlift Wing (Reserve) commander. Gen. George S. Boylan, deputy chief of staff for the Military Airlift Command; Maj. Gen. Tom E. Marchbanks, chief of Air Force Reserves; Brig Gen. Gilbert L. Curtis, commander of the 63rd Military Airlift Watts Solid For RFK but College Isn't JOSEPH E. MOHBAT LOS ANGELES (AP) Campaigning Sen. Robert F. Kennedy got a cheering welcome from thousands of Negroes yesterday as he visited the Watts area of Los Angeles, scene of a massive riot in 1965. A crowd estimated by police at 5,000 filled streets and ringed his car as he arrived after a cool reception at San Fernando Valley State College in a white suburb. It was the third day of appearances in California before Kennedy headed into the Pacific Northwest in quest of support for his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. The Watts appearance was his first test of Negro sentiment since he announced his candidacy a week ago. His Negro audience was smiling and enthusiastic. Some waved signs calling for a "New Image Kennedy in '68." Kennedy told them that he wants to help the poor of the cities. They cheered when he called for a change in the administration and booed when he asked if they wanted to continue "the present course of government." They booed even louder when he asked if they wanted Richard M. Nixon for president. By contrast, his reception was restrained and there was frequent booing at an earlier rally at the college, where a police - estimated 15,000 massed in a quadrangle. The most uncomfortable moment of the campaign for Kennedy occurred when shouting students demanded to know whether he would, if elected, disclose all materials now stored in U.S. archives used by the Warren Commission in investigating the death of his brother, President John F. Kennedy. In apparent discomfort, Kennedy coldly told the shouters: "Your manners overwhelm me. Go ahead, go ahead ask your question." 2 Navy Fliers Killed PLASTER CITY (UPI) - Two Navy fliers were killed yesterday when their propeller - driven T28 trainer crashed and burned on the desert three miles northeast of this Imperial Valley community. The Navy identified them as the pilot, Lt. Loren W. Sorrick, 27, Imperial Beach, Calif., and his copilot, Lt. George D. Theroux, 29, Poway, Calif. 12-month increase in factory jobs was 500. About 500 workers were laid off in primary metals, electronics, trailer manufacturing and food processing plants. These losses were partially offset by hiring inaircraft and garment factories. The bicounty jobless total of 20,800 was 3,000 fewer than in February 1967, and the adjusted unemployment rate was down .8 of 1 per cent in that time. While 3,000 new jobs are forecast in farm, service and government, it's expected that manufacturing employment may decline through next month. This is because of projected layoffs in food processing, electrical machinery and aircraft plants. More jobs are expected to open up in lumber and furniture factories, however, as workers are recalled to logging areas that had been snowed in. Joblessness is expected to decline by a few hundred this month, then fall off sharply until June when students and new graduates will enter the labor force seeking summer and permanent jobs. Civil Servants . . . (Continued From A 1) might help the agency's relations with Congress. In still another case, the man in question supports the war in Vietnam but his wife does not. They decided to make a contribution when they agreed that it would support the Democratic party, not President Johnson. "So far," said a subagency chief with a long career in government, "the pressure is no worse than usual in an election year, though I fear it may get worse. But three - quarters of my people oppose the war. What they will decide to do I don't know." The dinner, to take place at the Washington Hilton Hotel, is sponsored by the Senate and House Democratic campaign committees. President Johnson, Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and the congressional Democratic leaders are to be honored guests. About 12,000 invitations have been sent, an unknown number of them to senior civil servants. Not all top civil servants were included, for there are some 26,000 in the government of grade 15 or above. The Hatch Act forbids any solicitation Sun-Telegram Staff Writer A thousand new jobs in the service industry, most of them in desert resorts, boosted civilian employment in San Bernardino and Riverside counties last month to 328,600. The state Department of Employment report estimated that 3,000 more new jobs will open up this month in the bicounty area, as agriculture, services and public education expand seasonally. At 20,800, joblessness was up 700 last month, but the adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 5.6 per cent for the second straight month. The Department of Employment's Labor Market Bulletin said the bicounty area logged an annual increase of 6,700 jobs from February 1967 to last month. This is a gain of 2.1 per tent. Desert hotels and golf courses provided most of last month's 1,000 gain in service jobs as the desert resort season neared a spring peak. Smaller gains occurred in personal, business and educational services. Public schools hired 300 more workers, boosting government payrolls to 70,800 in the bicounty area. Those two divisions services and government were responsible for most of the over - the - year gains with increases of 3,100 and 2,900 respectively. Farm employment dropped by 600 last month, with decreased activity in vineyard pruning, tangerine harvesting and lettuce culture. For the first time in eight months, farm jobs, at 21,600 last month, totaled fewer than the year before (22,300). Five hundred more jobs were filled in contract construction. At 14,600, the total was only 200 fewer than in February 1967. The total building permit valuation for 1967 was up 4.6 per cent from the previous year, because of a sharp increase in engineering construction contracts. At 67,500, trade was down 200 from January, but up 1,000 from February 1967. A loss of 300 jobs during the month occurred in retail trade as workers retained by department stores for inventory counts were laid off. The only retail component to rise during the month was restaurants. Wholesale trade edged upward due to seasonal requirements for citrus packing. 1o 48,500 during the month. The figure was 900 less than the record factory Manufacturing employment dipped 100 employment logged in August 1967. The New Training Plan Tried at Norton WELCOME LUNCHEON Top Air Force officers, political and civic leaders attended a luncheon at Norton AFB yesterday in honor of the base's new associate group. Pictured here, left to right, are Maj. Arrests Deepen Panama Crisis PANAMA, (AP) - Striking behind clouds of tear gas, national guardsmen yesterday seized 300 opponents of Marco A. Robles following his ouster as president by the National Assembly in impeachment proceedings. The guard the nation's only military force' was thus arrayed on the side of Robles. The newly sworn government of Max Delvalle met secretly and was reported planning to try to set up quarters in the troop - surrounded assembly building. As both Robles and Devalle claimed power, the two - president republic seemed destined for deepening trouble and violence. The explosive situation threatened to involve the United States over the issue of diplomatic recognition of the Delvalle government. In the impeachment trial Sunday, the assembly convicted Robles of influencing the selection of a candidate for the May presidential election. It also found him guilty of allowing the use of government facilities for political propaganda and hiring and firing government employs for political reasons. Norton's 63rd Military Airlift Wing, under command of Brig. Gen. Gilbert L. Curtis, will provide planes, facilities and training assistance for the new units. The associate group will be fully prepared for possible mobilization in the event of national emergency by February of next year, according to its commander, Col. McFarland. However, an all - reserve crew is scheduled to make its first flight aboard a Norton C141 by September of this year. Gen. Vicellio emphasized reservists in the new program may participate as a crew member along with regulars on flights or they may be part of a full reserve crew. "But in either case they will be productive members and not merely observers," he said. Harli Budget Approved LONDON (UPI) Britain's Labor government last night easily pushed through the House of Commons its harsh new budget coupling a 10 per cent tax boost with an 18-month wage freeze. (Continued From A 1) serve technicians. In addition there are 11 civilian positions. The mobile enroute support squadron is authorized 164 reservists and is under the command of Lt. Col. Vincent A. Scarpino. Reservists of the former 944th Tactical Airlift Group (Reserve) at March AFB, helped form the new unit at Norton since their unit was deactivated at the Riverside base. Additional associate reserve augmentation will come in early 1969 when the 943 Tactical Airlift Group (Reserve) will terminate its C119 aircraft operations at March and its subordinate units assigned to the 944th or inactivated, officials said. The new associate group at Norton will be part of the 452nd Military Airlift Wing (Reserve) commanded by Brig. Gen. Earl O. Anderson at March AFB. Gen. Anderson said a possible reason the 944th was inactivated at March and then activated at Norton was that the Riverside base was "slightly saturated" with reserve units at the present time. of government employes for political purposes during working time on government property. ANNUAL SALE LAST FIVE DAYS! SAVE ASTRO -SONIC STEREO on the finest o 395.00 save 100.00 now the magnificent vay to enjoy music in your home! Classic Italian Provincial: radio phonograph model 3802 with all finer performance features of model 3803. 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