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Corona Norco Independent (Newspaper) - January 11, 1973, Corona, California Nixon committee faces action 85th Year, No. 151 Corona, California ^^^ Thursday, January 11,1973 Phone 737-1234 10 Pages—Id Cents Large Norco ranch quarantined Madruga may lose all lairds BYBETTEREINCKE A Norco poultry ranch has been placed under quarantine for suspected Newcastle Disease today but no decision had been made at noon as to whether the flock would be wiped out. John Madruga, who owns a ranch on Hillside Avenue and a breeding farm on Sixth Street, was in Riverside today at meeting with the federal task force that has been eradicating flocks in this area since the outbreak of the exotic virus. Whenever the disease has been found the entire fowl population Qf the ranch has been destroyed and the rancher reimbursed by the government. They are paid about $1.85 per bird. Even eggs in incubators have been destrG^«d in many places. If the Madruga ranch is wiped out, it will be the first large ranch in Norco to be hit. Some "backyard flocks" have been destroyed there, however.' The nearby Childers Ranch was eradicated, however. It is just east of Norco. Over 9 million birds have been wiped out in Southern California because of the disease. It is not transmitted to humans through chickens or eggs, but is fatal to all fowl, including birds. Reagan in cali for a tax refund SACRAMENTO (AP)-Gov. Ronald Reagan called on the California Legislature today to return a massive $850 million budget surplus to the pe<^le through a tax refund. The Republican chief executive made the proposal in his seventh "State of the State"^address to a joint session of the Democratic-controlled Senate and Assembly. He said the refund is made possible by the massive budget surplus, which has grown—hiis fiscal aides said—by nearly $200 million in recent months, mostly through a business upsurge. Reagan, nearing his 62nd birthday, didn't specify how the money would be returned, leaving that open to negotiation. But Reagan said "I hope we don't disagree that it should be returned" to the taxpayers rather than spent for new state programs. That declaration ran into immediate opposition from Assembly Speaker Bob Moretti, D-Van Nuys, the man who introduced Reagan for his address, broadcast live throughout the state on both radio and television. Moretti and other Democratic leaders said the money may be needed fw new state aid to schools. In a statement, Moretti, a likely candidate for governor in 1974, said such a big tax rebate risks pushing the state "back to the brink of the bankruptcy we worked so hard to escape."" Reagan was flanked by other state officials as he delivered his annual message to the legislature. And his wife, Nancy, sat in her traditional seat in the balcony of the century-old Assembly chamber, flanked by Finance Director Verne prr and Health and Welfare Secretary Earl Brian Jr. Corona case goes to jury FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP)-A jury of 10 men and two women began deliberations today in the trial of Juan Corona, a husky, soft-spoken Mexican national accused of hacking to death 25 farm workers and secretly burying them in (H-chard graves. Corona's wife, sister and mother wept in court as Superior Court Judge RichwtF»®. Fatten ewnpleted "his instructions to the jury and gave them the case at 11:40 a.m. (PST). The jury must consider 2.3 million words of testimony and nearly 1,000 pieces of fvidencie ama.ssed in the four mf>nth trial, which opened last Sept. 25. PLANT EXPANSION AT TRANSCOOLER — Ear-th moving equipment levels the building pad for a new industrial structure at llayden Transcooler, 1520 Pomona Road. The building will provide 48,000 square feet of floor area and has an estimated valuation of $506,400. The construction site is at the rear, or north, of Transcooler's existing plant, which has 31,200 square feel of floor space and a valuation of $450,000 at the lime building permits WORLD at a glance N. Vietnam in warning PARIS AP - North Vietnam warned today that it will never be intimidated by American bombing or other acts of force and will not accept American efforts to "impose unreasonable terms" in the peace talks. U.S. casualties given SAIGON AP - The U.S. Command announced today that three Americans were killed in action last week, eight were wounded and two died of nonhostile causes. It was the lowest weekly toll since the start of the derial blitz against Hanoi and Haiphong*. Heavy raids continue SAIGON AP - U.S. planes kept up heavy raids on the North Vietnamese panhandle today while ground action tapered down in South Vietnam. Many die in tornado SAN JUSTO, Argentina (AP) — Rescue teams continued their search today for more victims of . the tornado that cut like a giant scythe through this placid farm city. Forty-six bodies had been found and at least 300 persons were injured. But the death toll was expected to rise. The twister struck Wednesday afternoon and raged for 15 to 20 minutes, leaving in its wake a path of destruction 200 yards wide across the city of 50,000. Communications and electricity were cut off and a heavy rain followed the tornado. Rescue teams had to bring in emergency generatdrs and flood lamps. Police headquarters became a temporary morgue. A dozen bodies of men, women and children were placed on the floor under blankets. CROSS COUNTRY TROPHY-Coach James Cunningham displays team trophy awarded him last, night at the Norco High Fall Sports Banquet. The banquet was sponsored by the Norco Kiwanis and Norco High Booster Club. Other.photos and details are on Page 2. were obtained. The new structure will be one.«iory in height, and will feature tilt-up walls. Transcooler manufactures transmission cOoling devices for motor vehicles. Sambo's Restaurant hit by fire Fire damage at Sambo's Restaurant west of Corona will force the business to close its doors for 10 days to two weeks. Manager Allen I. Smolen announced today. Fire broke out in the flue area over the broilers about 1 p.m. yesterday and spread through the flue section. Smoke and the use of chemicals forced evacuation of customers. A Los Angeles County fireman was eating in the restaurant when the fire was discovered, and he used one of three available fire extinguishers and directed personnel in the use of the other two. The fire had been knocked down by the time fire equipment arrived from the State Divison of Forestry. Smolen said that although the fire was confined to the flue area, the damage will run. about $20,000. The damaged area was constructed on special order for Sambo's, and similar replacement is not available. This means the restaurant will have to close while new replacements are manufactured and installed, Smolen said. Flu cases mount in local area Californian named BOSTON (AP) — The man named to succeed Donald Rumsfeld as the head of the Cost of Living Coimcil is a 58-year-old California native who has written numerous books on economics and labor arbitration. John T. Dunlop, dean of the, faculty of arts and sciences at Harvard University, has ^n head since 1971 of the construction and stabilizatioQ committee, which acts as a pay board for the construction industry. Dunlop's appointment was announced today in Washington by President Nixon as he made public his Phase 3 economic l^oposals. Rumsfeld has been named ambassador to NATO. Dunlop was graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in T935 and earned his doctorate there four years later. He spent a year ach in teaching positions at Stanford University and at Cambridge in England . before first coming to Harvard in 19.38 as a teaching fellow. The flu, though still not called an epidemic by health officials, is being increasingly felt in the Corona-Norco area. Local schools have been reporting more absenteeism, and teacher absence has increased from 29 out yesterday to 37 today. Stallings School reported 88 students absent Tuesday, one third of its enrollment, according to Principal Joe Phillips. DOCTORS and nurses at the Corona Medical group were too busy with patients this morning to come to phones, according to receptionists. Some schools are also reporting decreases or leveling off of absentieeism from highs earlier in the week. Norco High School is reporting about the same number as earlier this weok, while Corona High enrollment is approaching formal ranges, according to a'^tendance secretaries. Stallings is . also reportihg lower absenteeism. Fifty-seven persons died from influenza and pneumonia in California last week the state Department of Public Health says. "We projected an upper normal limit of 58 pe.r week from influenza and -pneumonia," said Dr. James Chinn, director of the Bureau of Communicable Disease. "Any more than that and we'll..... call it an epidemic It's just verging 6a that now." A high fever accompanies the English flu, which lasts a week to 10 days, medical officials said. The ailment is caused by a variant of the A strain of flu vfnis, the same family which caused By DONNA TICE epidemics of Asian flu in 1957 and Hong Kong flu in 1967. There has also been increased absenteeism in Los Angeles schools and an outbreak of London flu at the county probatin camp near Malibu. About one-fourth of the 71 men and boys at the probation camp were hit with the flu, officials confirmed today. Current outbreaks of London flu, Storm is stalled The storm that was to have hit here last night and today got stalled out in the Pacific bjit forecast^» say there's still a slight chance of showers tonight. Chancer for it are put at 30 per cent tonight and 10 per cetit tomorrow. It will be cloudy but the cover will decrea^e'-> later tomorrow. ' " Today's noon temperature was 63, after an overnight low of 36. Yesterday's high was 63. Index Classifif^............ Cumies ............... Dear Abb>............ Editorial............. Family; Page---- Good Health .......... Horoscope ........... ¡\^arkets.......... Mcnun y l.an«>......... Side>valk Slants...... .S|)oi-ts................ Tchvision......... .8,9 .. 7 . .5 .4 ..I ; .« . .!» •3 .3 , . 7 Violations of election laws charged WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department today accused the Finance Committee to Re-elect the President and three defeated congressional candidates of violations of federal election laws. The four criminal actions were filed in U.S. District Court here in the nation's capital. The eight-count criminal information filed against President Nixon's finance committee charged the committee, through its treasurer, Hugh P. Sloan, gave G. Gordon Liddy, a legal adviser to the panel, cash sums in the amount of $12,000, $12,000 and $5,300, without receiving a receipt. The committee was charged in three counts with failjng to report these expenditures to the General Accounting ^ Office and with failing to obtain a receipt for and make a GAO report on an additional $2,000 Liddy spent. Maximum penalty upon conviction on each count is one year in prison and a $1,000 fine. Others charged were: - Fritzj P. Thygeson, a Peace and Freedom party candidate for the House of Representatives from the 40th District of California who won the June 6 primary but was defeated in the general election. —Charles W. John«)n, Democratic candidate for the House in the 17th ^ district of Ohio who lost in the May 2 primary. —William C. Haden, Democratic candidate for the House in the 14th district of Pennsylvania who lost in the April primary. Two-count informations were filed ;ai|tst Thygeson and Johnson charging with failing to file candidate ^ports of contributions and ex-2nditures on the 15th and fifth days before the primaries in which they ran as required by federal law. A one-count information charged Haden with failure to file a report within five days before the primary in which he ran. which began in Northern California in early December, are due to a new strain of Asian flu virus. It is closely related to the Hong Kong strain. Dr. James Chin, chief of communicable diseases for the state Departmen tof Public Health, said the outbreak in Northern California probably has peaked. But cases elsewhere in the state, particularly Southern California, tnay be still on the increase, he said. Court nominee a college dropout LOS ANGELES (AP) - William Clark Jr., nominee to the California Supreme Court, has confirmed reports he never finished his undergraduate education and failed law school. ' Clark said Wednesday he was working full-time during his college years, and he added, he has never reprèsented himself as holding any degree. Loyola University said Wednesday Clark was disqualified from further courses during his third year at the Loyola Law School evening division in 1956. His petition for readmission was denied. -Clark had also left Stanford University before graduating, the university said, t Clark, 41, currently serves as a slate appellate judgè'in Los Angeles. He is former cabinet secrelary for Gov. Ronald Uciigan. Loosening of controls indicated WASHINGTON (AP) — President Nixon today discloses the form bis Phase 3 wage-price controls will take, with indications pointing to a loosening of current curbs. Three presidential advisei's— Treasury Secretary George Shultz, (Bairman Herbert Stein of the Council of Economic Advisers and Director Donald Rumsfeld of the Cost of Living Council—scheduled a White House news conference to .announce Nixon's decisions. Current wage-price controls expire April.30, and word was that Nixon seeks only a simple extension from Congress to ensure he can have the revised machinery in place before that date. Phase 2 controls were applied in Novem-^ber 1971, following a 90-day freeze on wages and prices. , NEW YORK (AP) — Stock market prices spurted sharply today within minutes after the administration announced its Phase 3 program abolishing mandatory wage-price controls, except for the fpod and health industries. The 12:30 p.m. Dow Jones average of 30 industrials rose 10.16 to 1056.22. At noon it had been up 1.50 points. As the President prepared his economic moves, some administration policymakers talked of easing prqfit-margin restraints on businesses, of eliminating rent controls and of restricting Phase 3 wage-price guidelines to the nation's largest businesses and labor unions. Such action would allow at least a partial dismantling of the sizable force of bureaucrats built up in the past year to police Phase 2. But most economic officials were kept in the dark about the President's final decisions. Release of Farr ordered WASHINGTON (AP) - Justice William 0. Douglas Thursday ordered reporter William T. Farr freed from jail while he appeals a contempt conviction for a story about the 1970 Manson trial. Farr, 38, has been in jail 48 days. Douglas' order that the Los Angeles Times reporter be freed "in his own recognizance" was to be followed later in the day with an opinion by tlie justice. Farr was held in contempi by Superior Court Judge Charles H. Older of Los Angeles for writing a story; alxiul a prospective witness" statement that the Manson "family" planned tomurder several movie stars. Farr was IIumi working for the llerald-Kxaniiner.

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