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Bakersfield Californian (Newspaper) - November 16, 1969, Bakersfield, California Renegades... 51 Ohio State...42 USG.......16 I UCLA... ......13 Mississippi...38 Stanford.... 47 See Sports El Camino...13 Purdue......14 Washington...? I Oregon .... IO Tennessee... 0 Air Force... 34 Page 23 Tilt: WEATHER Temperatures High Yesterday    to Expected Low Today    5:$ Experted High Today    fin Experted Low .Monday    48 Sunrise 8:32 a.m.    Sunset    4:49    p.m. Rainfall Season Total .42 Season Normal .80 Isabella Dam Reservoir: 2*2,493 acre-feet Kern River Flow: In 589 efs; Out 1.312 Forerast Clearing this afternoon and fair Monday. Cooler tonight and warming (omor- VOL. 83 mt IbttatfitUi Californian ” 25 CENTS PER COPY $2.50 MONTHLY DELIVERED BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, SUNDAY, NOV. 16,1969 NINE SECTIONS 120 PAGES No. 108 warn PEACEFUL MARCH ENDS BATTLE WASHINGTON IB -Peaceful legions paraded their protest against the Vietnam war past the guarded headquarters of American government Saturday. Then at dusk a volley of rocks and bottles from a splinter group of militant youths brought a burst of tear gas from police at the Department o f Justice. The trouble flared five blocks from a massive antiwar* rally —■ and even as it happened, the throng there was singing the finale of its demonstration, a rock song, •i^et the Sun Shine In." Police Chief Jerry Wilson estimated at least 250,000 persons marched down Pennsylvania Avenue o r streamed along the Mall to the Washington Monument peace rally. Police praised its conduct, said only two persons were arrested during the march and rally. Fred Halstead, chief of the Arabs Strike at Israeli Outposts Israel's Arab foes struck Saturday in territories captured in the 1967 war, firing mortar shells from Syria into the Golan Heights, and hurling grenades at Israeli troops in the Gaza Strip and on the west bank of Bv UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL the Jordan. At least 32 persons were reported wounded. An Israeli military spokesman said mortar shells, apparently fired from near the Syrian village of Maariya, hit Israel’s Nahal Golan settlement in the occupied Goian Heights, wounding four INNOCENCE PRESUMED Judge Reduces Bomb Case Bail NEW YORK    (UPI)    - A federal judge, citing    the presumption    of    innocence basic to U.S. law, reduced bail Saturday for    four    bombing suspects from    a total    of $750,000 to $145,000. It was the    second    bail reduction for the four, who are accused of conspiracy in a series of    bombings a t government    and    industry buildings in New' York City. The original bail had been $2 million. U.S. District Judge Marvin E. Frankel said in an 11-page decision accompanied by three pa^es of footnotes that wliile th harges against the three men and one woman were “grave and alarming. . . the see Bombings—page lf marshals assigned by the New Mobilization Committee to ward off trouble during the demonstration, estimated the crowd at more than 300,000. But as the monument rally ended, more militant factions did their thing. An estimated 5,000 demonstrators gathered outside the Department of Justice. They threw rocks and bottles at the building, breaking windows, then at police lines. Police fired tear gas into the milling crowd, and the youthful demonstrators retreated. Trouble flared amid a march organized by the Youth International party — Yippies — as a protest against the conspiracy trial of the Chicago 8. David Dellinger. 54, an organizer and a defendant in the Chicago trial, an organizer of the main event, had taken the microphone at the rally to urge the thousands massed there participate in the later march. The first incidents came as youthful demonstrators drifted away from the rally. A window was smashed at the Department of Labor. Demonstrators hauled down the American flag at the Justice Department, replaced it with that of the Viet Cong. Police replaced the U.S. banner. When the demonstrators fell back from the Justice Department, helmeted police formed a wall across Constitution Avenue and advanced slowly to force them away. As a heavy force of police dealt with the trouble at dusk, federal troops remained at their posts inside government buildings. It was a bitter aftermath to a demonstration which had drawn police praise as orderly. Assistant Police Chief George R. Donohue had said marshals assigned by the demonstration organizers “handled it just beautifully.” beautifully.” Apollo 12 Heads for Moon 'Spot' soldiers rn the paramilitary frontier establishment. The mortar fire touched off an artillery duel that lasted one hour and 40 minutes, the spokesman said.    Israeli soldiers returned the fire until the Arab mortars fell silent. Two of the four wounded Israelis were reported in serious condition. Israeli sources    said    the attack was the first daylight shelling of the settlement, although it has been a frequent target of Arab guerrilla artillery at night. In Ramallah,    on    the occupied west bank of the Jordan River, an Arab guerrilla threw    a    hand grenade at an Israeli army truck in the main square, wounding one Israeli soldier and 17 Arabs in the square, an Israeli spokesman said. He said the truck was full of soldiers. The spokesman said soldiers returned fire on the assailant after the attack in Ramaliah, about IO miles north of see Mideast—page III SPACE CENTER, Houston — Apollo 12 s space pilots, giving up a key guarantee against being stranded in space, took precise aim Saturday on a landing spot on the moon no longer than a football field. The key maneuver took place about 31 hours into the flight of Charles “Pete” Conrad. 39. Alan L. Bean, 37, and Richard F. Gordon. 40, all Navy commanders. Their mission has gone like clockwork since the first harrowing minutes of the launch when their spacecraft lost its electrical power supply while climbing through a rainstorm. Engineers believe the power loss was caused by a buildup of static electricity of the climbing rocket. There was initial fear the power loss may have damaged some of Apollo 12’s delicate electrical systems. But after a thorough check of the Yankee Clipper command ship and the Intrepid lunar lander, the astronauts reported their spaceships were “tidy” and in working order. At 6:15 p.m. the astronauts fired a blast on their command ship engine and lifted themselves out of the “free return trajectory” path that would have enabled them to loop around the moon and return to earth, even if something went wrong with the command ship’s rocket. In their new trajectory, necessary to reach the pinpoint landing target for which they are aiming, they must depend on their engine firing again to get them home without reverting to emergency procedures. Should the main engine fail, however, they could, with some maneuvering, use the lunar lander descent engine, or some smaller control rockets to get them headed back to earth. The 8.8 second rocket burn which set them on their new trajectory was carried cut while the astronauts were ‘ beaming a color television By EDWARD K. DELONG UPI Space Writer show back to earth — thus those en the ground were able to share the drama of tne event. Because countdown spacecraft improperly, radioed up one of the clocks in the was working ground control periodic time checks before th® rocket fired. Then, while earthmen watched and listened, Conrad called out:    .    .    six,    seven, eight, nine, shutdown. Very* good.” He added that it was ‘“nice to get a touch again,” meaning it felt good to feel the force of gravity, caused by the thrust of the engine. The space men passed the midway mile point in their journey to the mooon at 4:39 p.m. They were equal distance of 130,834 miles from moon and earth. After sleeping most of Saturday, the astronauts were awakened at 3:17 p.m., and seemed well rested and in good spirits. Their first workday in space had been a long one — about 22 hours. Ground control ushered in the second day in space for Apollo 12 pilots by passing along the latest football scores and reading them selected news items, particularly those dealing with their mission. At midnight the Apollo 12 see Apollo—page 19 Reader Index Par* See. Business and Finance 32 4 Classified __________27    4 Editorial ___________12    2 Farm  ...... 'Empire' Perspective _________13    2 Metropolitan Section. 11    2 Oil _ T ________ 32    4 Picture Page _ 8 I Radio _____  'Empire' Sports _____________23    4 Theaters ____ Tv Vital Statistics Woman's _ Youth ______ A line of coffins containing names of Vietnam war dead moves from the Mall on the west side of the Capitol to begin the anti-war parade to the Washington Monument. Construction at left is for an interstate highway.    -ap wirephoto Proxmire Blasts Oil Men Pushing Import Limits WASHINGTON LB - Sen. William Proxmire asserted Saturday the oil industry is pressing its drive for continued import restrictions at secret White House meetings, and urged President Nixon to resist what he called “blatant pressures” by large campaign contributors. The choice for the President, the Wisconsin Democrat said, is whether he is “going to be responsive to the needs of millions of American consumers bilked by the oil industry* or to the desires of those in the oil industry who traditionally make large campaign contributions.” He added that “The evidence so far indicates that money speaks louder than facts.” In a speech prepared for delivery Monday to the Senate, but released for publication Saturday night, lYoxmire said Michael L. Haider, chairman of the American Petroleum Institute and former board chainman of Standard Oil Co., of New Jersey, “met secretly with President Nixon for an hour" and, according to Oil Daily, “emerged confident that the outcome will be favorable” in a current review of the oil* import program. “It is a sad state of affairs,” Proxmire said, “when this type of blatant pressure is attempted to decide the fate of millions of Americans. READERS INVITED TO EXPRESS WAR VIEWS 'Empire' 'Empire' 9 I 15 3 'Empire' The Californian’s readers today are invited to participate in the “Vietnam-War-Poll” survey-being conducted by this newspaper. The “Viet-nam-War-Poll” questionnaire appears on today’s Perspective Page (Page No. 13 opposite the editorial page). The questionnaire was prepared by Joseph McKenzie, political science instructor, and Paul McCormick, sociology and anthropology instructor—both faculty members of Fresno State College, Bakersfield Center. Deadline for questionnaires to be returned is Thursday, Nov. 20. None received thereafter will .S be included in final tabulation of the “Vietnam- » War-Poll.”’ The survey is intended to provide all Kern County residents the opportunity to express sentiments on the Vietnam conflict—anonymously. >* J “If President Nixon makes his decision behind closed doors in response to the needs of the oil industry, this elaborate charade of rationally examining t h e justification for an oil-import program is a cruel hoax on the millions of American consumers who are forced to pay $6 to $7 billion a year rn higher oil prices and who had hopes of the President responding to their needs, not those of the big contributors.” contributors.” In a news conference last Tuesday in connection with the Institute's annual meeting at Houston, Haider said he had talked with Nixon in September. When asked whether he is optimistic, Haider replied “I am optimistic to the extent President Nixon understands the problems” of the depletion tax allowance and the import quotas. Proxmire said the oil industry “approached the back door of the White House to plead their case” because it felt after public hearings by the Task Force on Oil Import Control that “the facts w r ould not support the oil-iiiipoii program.” Besides Haider's meeting with Nixon, he said three of the governors from oil-producing states — whom he did not name — met at Washington’s City Tavern Club with Frank Ikard, president of the American Petroleum Institute, the night before a special White House meeting on the oil question. “Now I don't know what happened at the City Tavern Club,” Proxmire said, “hut I see Proxmire—page 19 Demonstrators waiting for Saturday's moratorium march to begin warm themselves at a fire on the Mall near the capitol in Washington, D.C.    —apwirephoto It—— M-,.',