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Corona Daily Independent (Newspaper) - August 13, 1975, Corona, California aattì Year, No. 45 Corona, California Wednesday, August 13,1975 Phone 737 1234 22 Pages—15 Cents A$ administrators Women's role in education (EDITOR'S NOTE—In recent years, women have made Inroads into school administration, with the majority in elementary scho«d posts rather than in secondary or district level Jobs. In the Corona-Norco Unified School District, two women serve as elementary school principals and one in a district level Job. This is the first of two articles in which Ruth Wilkinson, principal of Garretson School; Mary LaBourde. principal of Coronita School, an^ Peg Rybicki. coordinator of elementary education, discuss the role of women in school administration.) BY ELAINE HAITE abandoned all existed disappeared with her first RUTH WILKINSON Garretson principal Ruth Wilkinson ideas of becoming a principal in 1M3 when she came to California forewarned that "they don't have women principals in Callfohiia." Coming to QH^ma for her fii^t west coast Jt^as a fourth grade teacher at Garreiaoa Elementary School was a long way from the one-room schoolhouses in Michigan where she built fires in winter, swept floors, put up storm windows and pooked hot lunches daily for the students. A product of rural schools herself, Mrs. Wilkinson was detomined to be a schod teacher from the time she was eight years old. After landing her first job at the age of 18, following two years of college, fhe bega^ to dream at someday being an administrator. Head teacher of a two teacher ■choolbouse was as far as she got back east. It wasn't until three years ago, here in California where they ifidn't "have women principals," that her dream came true. Mrs. WUklnsoD is a firm believer that you have to want to be an administrator and she admiU that a lot «r womim dofiTtor one reason or aoolber. "Most women in education feel that tbe cfaiM is the important thing and that's why they're In it," she said. "Very few are in tt for the money." Her counterpart at Coronita ■[■■■■■«■ry. M*nr Vm Beurd*. agrees that miny men go into teaching with the idea of using the profcBskm as a stepping stone to adminiatnitkin fjfu uas women were never enoomtM to BO they feel they don't have a chance. When Mrs. La Bourde was chosen toopen Coronita Elementary in 1961, the achool had eight classnxmis, sheep grazing across the way, and no roads leading to tbe schotd. "They probably Just wanted a woman iMindpal," she explained, adding that at that time there were three other* at the elementary level. "Some women are afraid to asaert themselves into administration because of the responsibiUty and the prevalfot bias agidnst women which says that men handle chiklren better." according to Mrs. Wilkinson. She doubto that she would have erar been conaklered for principal of a iecooduy school, whldi in prac-tkally every dirtrict in the nation mains tbe sole domain of men. "Admlniatntars at the secondary Iml are often chosen from the ranks within the district and they don't •ven kMk at women," she said. administrator's meeting. "When no one offered to help me carry my box of forms I knew I was on my own and would not receive preferential treatment because I was a woman." Both women lament kMing their close contact with the students and teachers alike. "Lots of times administrattrs forget what it's like to be a teacher," said Mrs. WUkinson. Although she takes every op-portimity to visit classrooms and appear on the playground, she said Ouii^e children s^ gets to know the best are in for disciplinary pnAlems. Even thou^ women principals are not new in the Corona-Norco ^Jnified SdMol District it's stiU a "shocker" for some men who come in demanding to see the principal, according to Mrs. WUkinson. (NEXT-Fatare opportimltlet for women la school adminlstratloB.) MARY LaBOURDE Coronita principal Teachers' group hires director She otaenred that quite often the BMn who are choaen for tbe secon-diry positions have tbe experience of dM^ with a variety of students and adults, having been athletic coaches at one time or anotte. Once die overcame tbe initial dMck of being offMd tbe position, mhidever bias may or may not have Planners clash No decision on freeway signs The CSoNm-Noree Tsaciwta' Amw^ • Oorooa-Noroo Unified Scteol has joined with the Riverside City District Bo^rd of Education. Teachers' Assn. and the Bloreno Those negotiations reached an Valley Teachers' Assn. in con- impasse with Huguenin's insistance tracting with A. Eugene Huguenin as that there was at least $400,000 of executive director of the "hidden money" which the district organizations, beginning Sept. 1. was not admitting to. After extensive Huguenin was hired on a one-year budget study reaching back five trial ba^ by the three teachers' years, Huguenin was unable to groups to handle all negotiations pinpt^t the missing cache, and grievances, according to CNTA Despite the arguments which president Charles Fay. His salary persisted over his involvement in the haa been set at about $24,000. negotiations, Fay said that Huguenin The agreement is part of a Uniserv lent an "authoritative voice" to the program with the California salary dispute. Teachers' Assn. and the NatioiuU Fay said that the grievance which Education Assn. Huguenin recently filed against Huguenin, who last year was RCTA over a salary dispute was employed fuU-time by tbe RCTA, "amicable" and had nothing to do participated as consultant to CNTA with the fact that RCTA would not earlier this summer during the hire him full-time again for the heated salary negotiations between coming year, the Certifkated Employes Council Hu^min refused public comment on tbe grievance. . Fay explained that it takes about InoeX members to support tbe sei^ Bridge.........................2* of an executive director and Classified....................2S-21 that RCTA, with only 700, could not Comics............ ............S afford his services alone. CNTA has Crossword..... ................8 about 530 members and MVTA Dear Abby.....................19 membership is about 240, according Edtterial..... ..............4 to Fay. Entertaiuieat.............,....t Tbe teachers'groups will pay for Family Life..................1M9 Huguenin's services out of thrir GeodHealth....................29 anmul dues. CNTA members pay Heroscepe .....................21 $155 annual dues. From that money, Memory Lane ...............8 $10SgoestoCTA,«3StoNEA.and$a0 SidewaìkOaats..................3 to CNTA. Sparta.....%.................l#-ll According to Fay, CNTA was Television......................8 paying foivsimilar services from tbe Theatres........................• San Gwgonio Service Center. The future of two large signs advertising the City of Corona is still clouded today as the result of a 2-to-2 split of the i^nning commission last night while dealing with requests for variances. Several weeks ago, the commission declined to give National Advertising Company a conditional use permit for tiw signs, one earmarked f«- the west edge of the city and the other for the east side near the Santa Fe tracks. Both signs are freeway oriented. The city council subsequently overruled the commission and granted the permit. The commission had taken no action on the request for varianc«^, choosing to wait until the council tod made a decision about the conditional use permit. The matter went back to the planners last night for cmisideration of the variance request. Absent from last night's session were Jack Sherman aqd Art Goulet. Goulet's term has expired, but he continues to serve as required by ordinance until either he is reappointed or his successor is named and seated. Chairman Dick Deininger reported at the start of the hearing that a letter from Goulet had l>een received, asking the commission to continue the hearing untiMle^could return to the city. Deininger said he would like to go ahead with the hearing because of a large agenda for the next commission session. Joe Canzoneri said he agreed with Deininger. Anne Hall opposed the pair. She said, "I support Art in it. I want it on rvcord that 1 support Art." Max James said he thought the commission should extend (Mtrfessional courtesy to Goulet, but added that the commission also has a responsibility to the public. Robert Van Nostrand, representing the applicant, discussed the proponent's side of the issue, but in view of the number of meetings that have been held over the signs, little new information was added. National Advertising wants two-faced signs and has offered to advertise the city on one side of each sign. Van Nostrand has said the city would receive about $24,000 worth of free advertising annually. James told the conunission that he was a member when the new sign ordinance was under study. He said deliberations stretched over several months, and the study was thorough. He said it is possible the C(Hn-mission is out of step now, but if that is so, public bearings should be conducted and the ordinance By HENRY LEPPARD amended instead of using variances to change the law. Staff reports indicated the signs were much larger then the code permits, they would stand too close to the freeway, th^ stood too high from the ground, etc. James declared he thought that no conditions exist that would justify the commission's granting the signs. He subsequently moved that special circumstances don't exist and picked up a second from Mrs. HBll. Deininger and Canzoneri voted against the motion to create the tie vote. James then moved to continue the hearing to Aug. 26, and this motion picked up sufficient votes to carry. The continuance will give Goulet what he asked fw and the commission wouldn't grant at the outset of the lengthy hearing. Commissibners noted the absentees could listen to the tape recording of iast night's session and this would qualify them to vote when the matter comes up again. As the meeting concluded, James complained that he had detected "some acrimony here." He said he felt that commissioners should not be put down-that members could disagree and still be friendly. 'Monster' is spotted here A "monster" resembling a huge ape has been sighted several times in an orange grove area of South Corona, two startled men reported to the police department yesterday. The most raewt sighting occurred yesterday aluift 2 a.m., police were told. OffkMTS idntified the «len as Daniel C. Hbiaon, 18, of 331 E. Rancho. and Maiic D. Perez, 20, of 2161 Dana. The pair said th^ sighted the monster on a diit road running south fraoi Chaa* Drive mut of Main Street. Police said that Hinson first spotted the monster, then told his companion about it and the pair drove to the grove where it was sighted by both men. They said its appearance was half human, half ape and it was in excess of 10 feet in bieight. Thick gray hair grew over its body and on the arms and legs; facial hair was fine. Hie monster stood on two legs like a man, and had two long arms that dangled down on each side of the body. The hands resembled claws. It had two large black eyes, a small pushed-in nose and a human-like mouth. Its head was small in com parison with its body, the pair reported. The animal left foot prints in excess of 12 inches long. Police reports state the monster has l)een sighted on at least three different occasions. City detectives and other officers were inclined today to treat the report lightly. However, after Hinson-Perez report was filed, several other persons told the department that they, too, had spotted the monster. Hinaon and Perez said they fust saw the animal about two weeks a^o about 100 yards east of Main in the dirt road area. They said they fled the area. Later they returned at night and spotted the animal in an irrigation ditch. When the animal climbed out of the ditch, the pair fled in their car and the beast followed, almost catching up with the car, the pair reported. They said that during their trips to the area they saw no rabbits, and coukl detect an odor resembling that from a dead animal. The victims said they thought the animal had come down into Corona from the hills because it was hungry. Armed robber takes $74 from local store Weafher Night and raoraiog low cioada wtth smy afteraosni aad not mach temperatiirc diange tomorrow. Taday's aoaa was 83. after an «veral^ht tow of SS. Yesterday's high was IS. Smog forecast for tomorrow Is light to moderate with the oxidant level at .IS parts per mlllioa. A bandit robbed the Sprouse Reitz store at Lincoln and Sixth Street ot $74 late yestenlay afternoon as scores of shoppers circulated in the adjacent parl^ lot and stores in the shopping comphn. The 21-year-old clerk told police the man entmd tbe store, k)oked around and asked for baby aspirins. She directed him to a drug store nearby. He then asked for cigarettes as he approached tbe counter, unbuttoning his shirt on tbe way. Tbe clerii said she spotted a bulge under the garment. The bandit came close to the counter and in a low voice told the clerk, "I have a gun ho«. Give me your mwiey." Tbe bandit was described as a young maii with "a baby face, very good looking . " Tbe bandit departed south from the store. Another clerk, a male, went to a dirt parking area and saw a cloud of dust but no fleeing auto <»■ bandit. Calvert wants priority for Brentwood Parle liajw Ira Calvwt aays he wiU ■tflt tb* Corona City Coundl to give oonpMlon of Brcntwood Park tbe frio^ over a nature puk at tbe 8Mlh «Mi of Bordir Avooue. ÌRm inayar alM rtv«aM bis vtewi tkmà tha d9v«lopm«it of Mrtaln aOm puk alt« la the dty. "I dnt Bka tb» Maa of itartlng a fÉBjaet. tim wpaaiWm te otbor tnMelB bifon w* tba tint one ftMwd," tha Buyor mM yMtarday wwk at BrwtWQod and tha »park. mayor'a poaitioo la dUmatrteaUy oppoaad to that étfOflad by tba puki aod NcfMtk» «Mamlnloa Monday algbt. Tha rt»niiil99liiii 00 a vola, ap-poMd a racommaadatkB to tba Mdl «Mt tha KrUdviMM park gat Ika prierity. Tha comnlaaioa r a motta «iriiw that pa^ ipriarHy. Vutai ara tal tha loulhiMat wmâ ef*a dly .Bath enee wera SiiiiirLli «Uh ti» llna't BUlirtTa yiUaga Orov* raatdmtUl aad conunercial devak^mant along both aidea of Border aoutb of Saiith. Iba firm iaatallad a aprinkUng syateni in Brentwood Park and provkM tba turf. Iba dty haa made aome Impcovamenta la tba .l7-acra aite aince taklog it oñr from Corona » Land. Tbe firm alaooflflrad to davalop tbe l»«cra park alte at tbe and of Border Avenue. To do ao would invohre tít^ ..aipanditura of IK,000 to «M.OOO, the nttiyor aakL The firm offend tha Improvemeat without coaipideion fjrom tbe (dty. However, Jamea Caabman, praeldont of Oorona Land, told the oiayor and the oouwiPll tiiat hie Urm bad ao objectloa If the moaey earmarked tor thè natura park wera to be traoaterr^ to the wwipietta of Branlwood. BranC^eood la went of Bocdw and at tte eeet tHmünua of DawnRMge. Cahert aakl, "To aie. If ym «fanta aMura perk, leave It aa aatura made He ooaeeded that the oadiriiruah be deaaad eat, but that k about tbe extent that devek>pineot should take there. "U you want a wikkmeae park, you don't plant graas and buUd ponds and create Jobs for two more men," tbe mayor aald. If Calvert baa hla way, a five-acra perk Bite on tbe weat side of Lincoln at Citron wouM be told and tbe money put to uae ^ at Vicentia Elementary SdMxd for put pur-poeea. Calvert aaid a park at ^noentla achool could be Ifarind with tbe achool'a playground aree to mike a practical facility to aupply park In that The oiayor added, however, thit the Create Verde aree In nortbeaat Oowaa needi a park worae than tbe VksentU m at tMe tbne. By law, Corona can compel developera to <^yHeate land for park purpoeaa or pay an bhiteu fée. Ite theory ta that atawe the developer'a projKt creetee tbe need for a park, the devtfoper aboukl uae aòne of Ua profit lo eatlafy the Mtd- If an tai-lleu fee to'M the money mipt.be epeot o»a park alta aHuatad an M to aerve tbe aubdlvlaloo that produced the fee, tbe ordinance atatea. Ibere ii a cooaiderable queetion about uaiog fees in nortbeeat Corona ttiat were generated in the aoutbweat eectk» (tf tbe dty. Tbe mayor did not voice tbe opinion that tbe feee from tbe Vicentia area aboukl be tran-aferred acroaa tbe dty. Calvert also bai some rather etroBg mrinliw about tbe devekifh meot of new eectiooa of ButterfleM Park, in nortbweat Corona in municipal airport area. Several acree hava bean developed ler park purpoaie there and now contabi a number'Of baD diamooda, pknic areee, etc. Corioaa, hoiwver, haa a leaae from theU.8. Army OkDvpeof BngfaMen far 1,000 acraa of land In tha Put area, ft aenedi weetward ahaoet to Prade Dam. It la la thle area that Ooraoa la to develop a eemmerdal that tbe city has fM3,Xil that is ear-marfewl for tbia purpoae. Tbe money ia Corona's share of a 1974 state bond laaue for recreation. RedUn aakl tbe State Department of Recreatk» at Sacramento haa approved Corona'a pian-"it'8 a fully executed agreament," be said. "Our project la a IMMicre camping aree In ButterfWd Park and reUted fadUtlae nich aa utmtlaB," RedUn eeld. "It will be a $U0,900 project." Cahrert aakl, buwem, that the money wee eermarkad for But-tecfleld beeaiae to gat tba grant tbe dty bad to earmark the mooay for aomewhere. Dacaigii tt waa earmarked ior tUe pMpoee. tt doeeat lalkiw that tt muat be uaed ttare, be general area that is already developed. But be believes tbe land pUnoed for tbe cannier park near Prado Dam dMNdd be pert of a Riveraide County regional park, i|nd tbe on hand should be apent on development of parka undH-tbe dty'a Juriedkstkm. Ite county for aeveral yean bea been planning a'maaalve regknal park along tbe Santa Ana River that win extend gSMraUy from Riveraide toPrado. ^ Tbare haa been tattrin recreetta drclee Umt the camper perk la the Prado Dam area oouM be made a financially profitable venture fOr Gorona. Radbn lold tte coBunlaBian ttet be camping perk. Raereatta Dlrador Ken Batta told Ite pute and racMattaeonugalMlfa Mooday Bight To devekptte «M.OOO projkt at ButtoffMd. tte muat match tim lUM» aniplled by tte alate. CahNtt aald lUa maaaa tte dty win tevf to rata IH,IOO morelf tte ouapÉ4 project goee tai at But- three yean of project dMNdd al tf» aeelta of Buttarflekl bi tte Radia aald that tte mm on baad ««at I tte clly'a abare of tte < «wan teve to go badt to tte ôeMCil pet BMBey to mate up tte dl^ tte|OI,OOOeB of