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Corona Norco Independent (Newspaper) - January 5, 1973, Corona, California Train-car 3 ¡nlured in 3 local accidents A 35-year-old Corona man remarkably escaped serious injury early last night when his 1970 Chevrolet ploughed into the side of a Santa Fe Railway Co. freight train. TTie accident was one of three injury traffid crashes within Corona in sfightly o^^er two hours. ^^ VICTIM of the train-car cras^ was Jerome D. Pischke, of 1011 Redwood. Police said he suffered head injuries. Kniffin Ambulance took the victim to Circle City Hospital. Although Pischke's car was demolished, the hospital said the victim was given emergency treatment, x-rayed and then released. PISCHKE .. was Eastbound on Magnolia at the Santa Fe crossing east of Compton. He told police that he failed to see the train, moving at about 10 miles an hour, in time to halt his car. The train | was southbound with Donald A. Hutchison, 48, as engineer. Hutchison said he sounded the whistle for the crossing and the train's running lights were on. , Pischke said his auto windows were closed and the radio was playing. He conceded that he might not have heard the whistle, and said he thought he saw lights just before striking the train traveling the side track. THE RASH of accidents began at 4:26 p.m. when a motorcycle driven east on Magnolia by Warren M. Henry Jr., 17, crashed into the side of a vehicle making a left turn in front of the cycle at Rim-pau. Henry, of 2132 Beatrice, said he saw . the car but thought the driver would wait until he passed before making the turn. Henry suffered a fractured right shoulder, and also went to Circle City Hospital via Kniffin Ambulance. A SIX-YEAR-OLD child on a tricycle was the victim of the third accident. Police identified him as Michael S. Blanco, 310 S. Grant, and said the-accident occurred on D Street west of South Grant. Officers indicated that Blanco rode his tricycle into the street from behind a parked car into the path of a vehicle driven by Libor Salinas, 16, o'f 1103 Circle City. The youth was taken to Riverside , General Hospital by his parents. Bad winter for hogs at Boyter farm It's been a bad winter for hogs at Bill Boyter's farm in Eastvale. Just a couple months ago,, two of his sows were struck dead by lightning-the same bolt killing both of them;^ Now he's lost another~but this time it was because of a neighborhood dog. •y The do^, Boyter said, chewed up the sow so badly that he had to kill her. She was due to farrow in four days. She was valued at $250 and was a registered spotted Poland-China sow. Boyter explained that even though she was due so soon, it wouldn't do any good to deliver the litter by Caesarean section as pigs bom early are almost never any good and any that are alive have to be hand-fed. CV "We did that with one once and it was #^cute when it was little but sure got to be a nuisance grown up. They get to thinking theys^re people, you know," he'^ s^d. Boyter raises Durocs and Poland-China pigs at his Chandler Street ranch. CAR MEETS TRAIN—Two Corona poUcem,en, Bert Irish (foreground) and David Sparkman, inspect a demolished 1970 Chevrolet whiles reconstructing a crash between the car and a moving train. The car, driven by Jerom^ D. Pischke, was eastbound on Magnolia at a Santa Fe Railway Co. side track east of a freight of Compton. Police said the driver failed to see the serious injury train - then in the crossing - and drove into the side car. Pischke remarkably escaped City in refund to land company By HENRY LEPPAJW) Failure of an agreement to specify the amount of drainage fees has forced the City of Cbrona to refund $41,993.79 to Corona Land Co. The refund came to li^t when Councilman George >Iurphy privately expressed ^ncern about the matter at Wednesday night's city council meeting. City Atty. Robert J. Timlin said the refund was made on the basis of his legal. opinion that under the circumstances the city had no legal ri^t to retain the money. THE MATTER BEGAN when Cqrona Land Co. started its massive planned development in southwest Corona in an area not adaquately served by drainage facilities. At that time the city's drainage fee was $200 an acre. City Manager Jim Wheaton said the city required Corona Land Co. to install adequate drainage facilities, The city and the company signed -aii agreement whereby the city would waive the fees and Corona Land would pay for all the costs of the drainage facilities. Wheaton said the cost of the facilities was several times that of the $200 per acre fee. TIMLIN has i-epeatedly told the council that it has no legal right to waive fees. It has the legal right to vote itself that power but have never done so. t • , 1 Sky hangs heavy wiíh smudge as heaters lit •'it wasn't a severe night at all," commented Foothill Lemon Co's. Henry Hoeger this forenoon but-a lot of area peopl||plould've had a time believing that earlier today. The sky hung heavy with smudge from orchard burners early today and across the valley to the north the pall remained at noon. Hoeger said about 200 acres of Foothill lemons were protected by heaters because of ice forming on the fruit though .the temperature "only" got down to 29 degrees. , Helicopters were up ianning more acreage, howeve^j and wind machines went on very early last evening Smudging started about 3 a.m. and was stopped at 6 a.m. at Foothill. And many Corona-Norco area residents spent some time outdoors yesterday afternoon watching snow begin to cover the sides of the Santa Ana mountains to the south. Snow came down to about the level of the Ganahl Ranch at mid-aftemoon yesterday, but was only lying along shadowed higher areas today. It should be fair and sunny tomorrow and slightly warmer too. Today's noon temperature was 52, after an overrjight lew of ¿0. Yesterday's School issue to remain as a local on^ RIVERSIDE (LCN) - The county schools superintendent has declined to become involved in the controversy in Corona over pedestrian access routes to John W. Stallings school. The Corona-Norco Unified School District has been advised to handle It as a local problem; The County Board . of Supervisors routinely filed the letter from a group signing themselveH "Concerned .Parent«," who want action taken U, buH Htudents to tHe Hchool^j^ pyMBLE)—President Nixon stoops to retrieve a Distinguished Servici^ Medal that he was presenting' yesterday to Gen. Alexander M. Ilaig Jr. at th'e White House. Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird and i|alg wptch the recovery. Ilaig ceased to be Kissinger's assistant to become Vi^ ChletoC Staff. U.S. Army. , ■ .t . ■ obviously because of the Pandora's Box that it would open.^ The city's agreement to waive the fees for Corona Land was a technical violation, if one occurred. The city could have collected the fees, then spent them as part of the cost of installing the drainage facilities. THE'REAL problem arose when the city boosted drainage fees from $200 to $800 an acre. Timlin said that former Asst. City Manager Art Goulet felt that because the waiver involved the $200 figure, Corona Land owed the city the $600 per acre difference, in Tract 4061. Corona Land paid the $41,993.79 total difference, but did so under protest. The agreement sppecifies the waiver of the fees, but does not state the sum involved. Had the agreement specified $200 per acre, the city might have a legal right to retain the sum paid under protest. But Timlin ruled that the agreement is a valid legal document, and the protested sum must be refunded. CORONA LAND'S project includes several tracts, but only one-Tract 4061-was involved in the dispute. Corona Land last week filed a tentative map of another tract, but this tract is not mention^ in the agreement. Timlin said, "l^know of no plan to waive the fees in the hew tract." One of the main reasons why the city waived the original fee was that the drainage facilities installed by Corona Land were of benefit to virtually all the west half of Corona. Had the facilities benefited to virtually all the west half of Corona. Had the facilities benefited only Corona Land, the city apparently would have never consented to the waiver. U.S. to keep mum on bomb damage - WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird today ordered details withheld of U.S. bomb damage in North Vietnam during thie secoqd week of the American bombing blitz so ¿fe not to upset the forthcoming Paris peace talks. "No information will be ^ out of this building at any time that %11 possibly jeopardize the success of those negotiations," Laird declared during an awards presentation at.the Pentagon. The secretary's chief spokesman, Jerry W. Friedheim, indicated that " Laird is acting under orders from the White House. Other sources said the news blackout of the bombing summary was dictated.by Dr. Henry Kissinger, President Nixon's national security adviser who will resume negotiations Monday with the North Vietnamese in Paris. Index Church ................8,9 Oassified ............... 13.14,15,16 Comics...........................10 - Dear Abby.........................6 Editorial..........................4 Enterlainméitt.....................5 Family Page ...................'.. 6.7 Good Health.......................« iloroscppe.............. .........13 Markets.......................... - 2 Memory Lane................. ....2 Sidewalk Slants....................3 Sporte .........................»0,11 Television.............. .........12 TO MARRY MARK SPITZ-t,UCLA coed Susan Weiner will marry Olympic swimming champion Mark Spitz nevt May, a family tipokosman suid yesterday. Miss Weiner, an English major, will graduate in June.,She has appeared in several TV commercials. Cousin Milhous ii unable to afford inauguration trip SACRXmENTO (AP)-A California welfare recipient who is a first cousin to President Nixon says he and his wife have been invited to Nixon's Jan. 20 inaugural but can't afford to go. "I can't go because it's too costly," said Phillip l^ilhouB of Cedar Ridge in Northern California's Nevada County. " Milhous and his wife Verlene draw welfare^because they are disabled. "We jikt don't have good enough health or (She money to go," Milfidus told an interviewer. Nixon in his youth in Southern California "was just like the rest of us— a first cousin," Milhous said. "I took his place in the grocery store in Whittier \vhen he went back to college at the end of summer. I haven't seen him lately, but he has written us several letters," Milhous added. "He's one of the family but he's got a lot on his shoulders right now." • Yorty to run again LOS ANGELES AP.- Mayor Sam Yorty, calling, Los Angeles "the most progressively administered city in the nation,':' today declared he will seek elecUon to an unprecedented fourth term. in Norco may close By BETTE REINCKE s Runrors are rife again at Fleet Missile' Systems in Norco today about possible closure of the local facility. The only official word, however, at noon today was^ from Capt. Frank Cassilly, commanding officer of the Navy installation at Seal Beach, who s^d, "We've heard the rumors but I can't make any statement as I don't knòw that much." ' . MIKE ABERNETHY, assistant to Congressman Victor Veysey, contacted . in Washington at noon, said he had heard nothing but noted-that Congress has just returned to session this week so many things may have happened in the recess. Shortly after Veysey was elected to Congress from what was then a district including both Corona and Norco, he was instrumental in stopping a move of FMSAEG to Seal Beach. REAPPORTIONMENT, however, has taken Norco out of Veysey's district and placed it in that of newly-elected Rep. George E. Brown, Jr. d^own was not available in Washington this forenoon. The rumors have the facility moving anjwhere from California to Illinois to Lomsiana or points in between-dl^nding on which rumor'.- been heard. However, when the Naval Weapons Center was first rumored to be on the way out, the reactions officially sounded much the same as todav's Probes on in gem, car thefts here Another Corona resident has lost an automobile to thieves, and two other local persons lost $1,273 in ring and gem thefts and a residential burglary. The registered owner of the car, Juan G. Qoües,, of 1250 Rincón, told police his 1970 Chev^yfett,Jnipala was taken from^ his home yesterday during daylight hours. He estimated the value of his car at $4,000. Police said the ignition keys had been left in the vehicle. Frank T. Lepez also reported yesterday a burglary at his.home at 601 W. Fourth. Burglars pried their way through a window to reach a stereo player and 48 tapes valued at $498.04, The grand theft involved loss of three rings from the home of Angeline Farrell, 609 W. Monterey. The loot, estimated at $775, iiicluded a gold ring set with pearts and two gold rings set with diamonds. Police said the rings were taken from a jewelry box. Tliey classified the crimé asxÉfand theft when they could find no point of entry into the home and the victim said she had numerous visitors over the recent holidays. Police suspect a visitor took the rings while the victim was in the residence. WORLD at o glance Protests at Navy base SAN DIEGO, CAlif. AP - The aircraft carrier Constellation, scene of protests by antiwar groups and dissident sailors, was the target of another demonstration on the eve of its departure for Vietnam. About 100 persons attended a candlelight service of prayers and antiwar poems and songs outside the maingate of North Island Naval Air Station last night'as the giant carrier prepared to leave for Vietnam today. Fourth day of talks PARIS AP - U.S. and North Vietnamese experts working on annexes to a proposed cease-fire agreement met today for the fourth straight day. William Sullivan, deputy assitant secretary of State for Southeast Asian affairs, and Nguyen Co Tach, a deputy foreign minister, headed the two dellbgations for the meeting at Suburban St. Nom la Breteche. Forces press campaign SAIGON AP - Communist forces pressed their new winter-spring campaign into a third day today with nearly 100 more attacks reported across South •Vietnam. Most were small-scale sh^lingG. ______ 3M's big blast Monday noon If the earth rocks a bit undei* your feet at noon Monday, don't assume it's a belated earthquake that was toliave hit San Francisco yesterday../ Just attribute it to the El Cerrito plant oi 3M-Minnesoto Minning and Manufacturing-which is having its annual blast. The annual blast is iiot a New Year's party. It's a way to provide the plant raw materials used in its work. Jerry La Venture, plant manager, said the 330.00 pounds of explosive to be used will knock free enough material to last a year. CalTech has been notified, La Venture said, probably'so the . scientists there know it isn'^ an earthquake when the monitors jump. Persons wishing to watch may do so from along Old Highway 71 or from the second ridge westerly of the plant, he said.
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