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   Corona Norco Independent (Newspaper) - January 16, 1973, Corona, California                                 Cease-fire declaration is ready  Nixon mum on Saigon disclosure  KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Hie Florida White House said today Hairy A. Kissinger will not return to the Paris peace talks before next week — and periiaps not then.  Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler also told newsmoi that President Nixon will make no statement to the nation or Congress this week on the subject of the Vietnam negotiations.  However, Ziegler left open the possibility Nixon would have something ' to say about Vietnam in his televised inaugural address Saturday.  The White House spokesman was adamant in declining to commoit on a r^rt from Saigon in which South Vietnam sources said a cease-fire will be declared by the Ünited States and . South Vietnam on the eve of Nixon's inauguration.  Ziegler said: "We have an agreement with the other side not to discuss the substance of the negotiations and we're sticking by that agreement."  This was his response to virtually all questions on the subject of the search for a Vietnam accord.  Ziegler had said Monday that Kissinger would be returning to Paris "in the rdatiVely near future."  »  Norconian to run for school post  Louis VanderMolen of Norco is the first person to take out filing papers for the local school board election set for April 17. All candidates must have their papers filed with the county elections office by 5 p.m. Feb. 16. The filing period begins tomorrow.  VanderMolen was an unsuccessful candidate in the last election when two members were up for reflection. This year there are three members whose terms expire June 30 - Cipriano Hernandez, Jim Pauly and Margaret Verity. None of the members has indicated intentions.  The three who will be elected will be seated on the board during the July organizational meeting.  Filing papers are available at Schools Supt. Charles Terrell's office at 300 Buena Vista as well as at the elections office in Riverside.  Widespread support for  CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — The mother of Capt. Michael J. Heck, who has refused to fly more combat missions over Vietnam, saysjier son's decision is drawing widespread support.  "We've had calls of sui^rt from all over the country, even Canada," said Mrs. John W. Heck. "This morning there were 50 more letters from people wanting to help."  A cablegram with the signatures of 200 residents of nearby San Diego was sent Mmday to Heck's billet at U Tapao Air Base in Thailand, a sponsor said.  Among those behind the signature drive were a San Hiego theater operator, another businessman and an attorney.  Heck, 30, announced the day after Christmas that he was declining to fly further B52 missions after a total of 175.  Sing Po's address is Easy Street  LOS ANGELES (AP) — It probably doesn't matter to Sing Po where he gets his next meaL No matter where it iSi the address will be Easy Street.  Sing Po is a 12-year-oId Siamese cat whose owner, Claire H. Pease'died last Dec. 14. Monday, Sing Po inherited flO.OOO left to Mm by Pease, an 82-year-old retired Chicago certified public accountant.  The money will be kept in a trust fund for the cat and will be given out to the person who gives the cat a home in 1100 amounU each month until the money either runs out or the cat dies.  The appointed guardian is ftosemary Porter of La Canada. Calif.. Pease's daughter.  An official said that when the cat dies, Mrs. Porter will receive any money left in the trust fund. At Mrs. Porter's death, his esUte should pass to three charities for animals. Pease directed.  Pease also left an annuity for Mrs. Porter and $1,000 to,each of his two grandchildren.  85th Year, No. 154  Corona, Cafiforia ^^ Tuesday, January 16,1973  Phone 737-1234  12 Pages—10 Cents  Local man is burned  By HENRY LEPPARD  A 39-year-old Corona man was bunied and his home extensively damaged early last night when gasoline leaking from a car on which he was working suddenly exploded into flame.  Firemen said the victim, Lewain Wesley, of 1057 Elmhurst, was severely burned about his face and hands when trapped beneath a Volkswagen van parked in a garage attached to thé home.  Firëmen were told that Wesley was using an extension cord, and gasoline dripping from a fuel line or gas tank fell onto the light bulb shattering it. The fuel ignited, and the flames rapidly spread.  Wesley was taken to Corona (Community Hospital before firemen arrived at the scene, "nie victim was transferred to Loma Linda University Hospital in Loma Linda.  THE HOME, in the Corona National (îolf Course area, has a two-story section at the rear, and the fire raced through the attic section of the front portion aad spread into the two-story area. The entire attic area of both sections of the home were fiUed with flame when firemen arrived.  The glow of fire and the wail of sirens attracted scores of spectators, but police units rapidly blocked off the street. At one time the glow could be seem from most sections of the city.  There was extensive damage from fire, smoke and water. Water leaked onto furniture and carpeting before firèmen were able to penetrate the blazing structure and cover them with waterproof tarps.  Mrs. Wesley loaded her husband into a family auto and raced to Corona Community after calling the fire deoartment. Kniffin Ambulance later transferred the victim to Loma Linda.  MRS. WESLEY took her two chUdren with her when she left the burning structure, and firemen could find none of the family during the extended battle that provoked a general rec^. All off-duty firemen responded; some of them were assigned to the fire and others to serve as standby crews at the fire stations.  A family pet, an Eskimo husky, escaped from the flames unscathed when firemen penetrated the house. He cowered in tMe back yard area until a relative of the family arrived to retrieve him. Firemen were told that the dog was afraid of water.  WORLD  at o glance  Soviet >craft on moon  MOSCOW AP - An unmanned Soviet spaceship made a soft landing on the moon today and put out a 1,848-pound moon rover that sent television pictures back to the earth, Tass announced.  The Soviet news agency said the spaceship, Luna 21, landed on the eastern fringe of the Sea of Serenity, inside the Lemognier Crater, at 1:35 a.m., or 5:35 p.m. EST Monday.  Sharp Viet fighting  SAIGON AP - Sharp fighting .was reported today in contested areas at both ends of South Vietnam as Saigon's forces and the Communists battled to gain or hold territory in advance .of a cease-fire. *  U.S. air support for South Vietnamese ground forces continued following» President Nixon's ord^r suspending all., bombing iuld-othi^ offensive operations against North Vietnamese territory.  U.S. planes also continued gombat operations in Laos and Cambodia, the U.S. Ck>mmand said.  Meir to Switzerland  JERUSALEM AP - Continuing a diplomatic offensive. Premier (]}olda Meir is flying to Switzerland from Rome today for a meeting with President Felix Houphouet-^igny of the Ivory Coast.  Weather  Cloudy with possible sprinkles and clearing in the afternoon tomorrow. Continued cool.  ' Today's noon temperature was 54. 'after.an overnight low of 42.  FIRE IN THE NIGHT!—Corona firemen ladder a burning home at 1057 Elmhurst as they prepare to reach the roof to quench the flames. At the time the photo was taken, the entire attic was filled with surging fire. One bedroom in the second-floor section of the home was afire. Flames were breaking through the roof at both the south and north  New hangars, shops, eatery  ends f the home. The fire began when gasoline ignited in an attached garage, severely burning the householder, Lewain Wesley, 39. The photo shows fire breaking through the roof at the south end of the home although the garage wliere the fire started was at the north end.  Lease proposal may bring key Corona airport improvements  A significant dilference in amount of city revenue from a new proposed airport operation has prompted Corona's airport committee to recommend the offer of a lease to Shelton & Associates, of Buena Park.  Shelton and a second firm, Aerobatics Unlimited, Inc., of San Juan Capistrano,  wanted to lease approximately five acres of airport land for a fixed base operation. The acreage is at the east end of the airport, south of the runway, and includes the existing but dilapidated pilot's lounge and a vacant parcel to the west.  Defense in Watergate says spying necessary  WASHINGTON (AP) — A defense attorney in the Watergate political espionage trial sought to convince the jury today 'of the necessity of Republicans planting a spy among Democratic presidential candidates last year.  Gerald Alch, attorney for James \V. McCord Jr., former security chief for President Nixon's re-election campaign, questioned key prosecution witness Thomas Gregory extensively about antiwar demonstrations during the spring of 1972.  Gregory had^testified earlier thai he was planted in the campaign headquarters of Democrats Edmund S. Muskie and George McGovern during the Democratic presidential primary cam-  Alch said during a recess he would try to provelhat McCord was trying to find out if there was danger of violence to Republicans, including President Nixon. He said tihs would be the key to his defense of McCord.  Alch said he would' attempt to show that potentially violent groups were supporters of the Democrats being spied upon and were in contact with them.  index  Classified............  Comics...........  Deal" Ahli>............  I'kliloi'iul.........  ¡•uniil> ..........  (;«M>d lieultli..........  liorosiop«-...........  Markets.....,,.......  Mfinorv LaiiW^v----  Si»l«-waik*Slanls . ......  Sports........  ..... 10,11  .........it  .........(i  .........4  .........C  .........2  ........II  .........3  . . ........¿  .........:î  .........K  .........!l  paign to gether intelligence for the Republicans.  Alch asked Gregory if he were worlcing in the McGovern headquarters at the time a bomb was exploded in the Pentagon last May and when demonstrations and violence erupted in Washington. Gregory replied: "I don't know."  Gregory also said that, during a time he was helping process McGovern campaign contributions, he did not recall seeing any from the Vietnam Veterans Against the Wsir and that "I am not sure" there were any from the National Peace Action Coalition.  Teamsters in new farm worker pact  BURLINGAME, Calif. <AP)- The Teamsters Union announced renegotiation of a contract granting increased benefits to about 30,000 farm workers in 13 Western states.  "We have concluded a collective bargaining agreement that provides to a large segment of people who earn their ' livelihood in agriculture the best wage scales, working conditions, security in employment and fringe benefits ever achieved in the industry," the Teamsters Union and growers said in a joint sftateinent released at a news conference.  The statement was m.ade by William Grami, organizer for the Teamsters Western Conference, and Les Hubbard, spokesman for the employers' negotiating committed. -•They said the pact provide wage increases retroactive to Jan. axo a range of $2.30 to $3.05, depending on work classification. '  AEROBATICS offered things not mentiohed by Shelton, but its lease price was $1,350 below the $5,850 offered by Shelton during the first year of operation. It also was $4,050 below the $8,550 offered by Shelton during the second and each subsequent year of operation.  Shelton proposes to renovate the existing structure for interim use by a veteran-approved flight school. It proposes to build 52 T-hangers with eight small offices for useâ such 'as aircraft parts, material sales, repair shops, etc.  SHELTON also proposes to build a 1,200-square-foot restaurant with an attached office of 1,000 square feet. It plans 15 tie-down spaces, an airplane wash area, a two-pump gas area and a patio area for the use of restaurant customers.  The restaurant, and attached office space will be completed within six months from the time building permits are issued. Thirteen hangers will be completed within 12 months of recordation of the lease- and 13 additional hangers within 24 months. The balance of the hangers and the gas pump area will be completed within five years or sooner, depending upon the demand.  THE PLANE wash area will be supplied with pressurized soap and hot water, similar to a car wash, and this will be constructed with the first set of hangers.  All areas except those reserved for landscaping and buildings will be blacktopped. The landscaping and guest parking will go with the restaurant building schedule.  Aerobatics said it would make Corona Municipal Airpôrt the western center for sport aviation activities in the United States. It j)lanned to use noted aerobatic and airshow pilots. The firni alsoSiffered to put on the city's next airshè'w with the cooperation of the city council.  Communications with the city indicated that Aerobatics planned to create a center here for sport and recreational flying "which will include the most complete aerobatic training school in America. One of the basic objectives will be instruction in coinpetitive sport aerobatics." , "^e, firm also said, "Arrangements will be made for the procurement of a car rental service for the convenience of fly-ins and visitors."  Aiijqou ncemeh t set for eve of inaugural  SAIGON (AP) — A cease-fiire?will be declared by the United States and South Vietnam on the eve of President Nixon's inauguration Saturday to pave the way toward signing of a peace agreement to end the Indochina war. South Vietnamese sources said toni^t.  Nixon was said to have advised President Nguyen Van Thieu that an international. agreement ha$ been reached to preclude further hostilities by North Vietnam, and to have told Thieu to "trust in me^,"  The unilateral cease-fire woiild be designed to set the stage for an exchange of prisoners and for the signing by the foreign ministers of the United States, North Vietnam, South Vietnam and the Viet Cong of the peace settlement drafted at Paris, the informants said.  There was no clear understanding of whether Hanoi and the Viet Cong had agreed to the allied cease-fire. However, the "sources, who have had access to discussions by Thieu and other top-level South Vietnamese leaders of the latest draft proposal, said concessions had been made by both sides on essential issues blocking the peace treaty.  These reports came after Gen. Alexander M. Haig Jr. conferred for IVz hours with Thieu on the draft proposal worked out by Henry A. Kissinger and Hanoi's Le Due Tho in Paris.  The sources said that some "ambiguous points" of the peace "'agreement will remain to be settled following the ceasefire and before the • pact can be signed. They added it was hoped this could be accomplished before the end of January.  TÎie informants went on to say that the Saigon government may have reservations about the final draft agreement, but that it was recognized that with Nixon applying- pressure for a settlement and Congress threateining to cut off aid, Thieu is faced with no choice but to go along.  N|xon's reported allusion to an international arrangement to guarantee peace was said by the sources to have been contained in a letter to Thieu, delivered either by U.S. Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker last weekend or by Haig, Nixon's special emissary.  According to the sources, the letter ■ urged Thieu not to worry about the terms of the peace settlement because of the arrangement which would assure that any fresh effort by North Vietnam to start another war after a peace agreement would get nowhere.  There were no details given on the agreement to which the letter supposedly referred, but one South Viét-namese official said :  "Both sides are under pressure. We are under pressure from the Unitèd States. Hanoi is under pressure from the Soviet Union and Communist China ... Everything must be understood in the context of an international arrangement in the light of the detente. "  Official sources said North Vietnam and the United States had agreed on the size of an international force to supervise the cease-fire. South Vietnamese sources said the new draft still left unresolved such basic Saigon dçmands as the withdrawal of all North Vietnamese troops from South Vietnam and restoration of the demilitarized zone between the North and l^outh. But progress toward agreement was reported on those also.  The U.S. Embassy indicated there would be further meetings between Haig and Thieu and said the schedule of President Nixon's special emissary was "open-ended." '  There were unconfirmed reports from Vietnamese sources that Haig brought a personal letter from Nixon to Thieu.   

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