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   Corona Norco Independent (Newspaper) - January 17, 1973, Corona, California                                 NORCO  85th Year, No. 155  vPhone 737 1234  20 Pages—10 Cents  Viet peace talks go on  Evidence of agreement in Saigon  SAIGON (AP) — Gen. Alexander M. Haig Jr. met for an hour tonight with President Nguyen Van Thieu to discuss a revised draft of a peace agreement.  There appeared to be growing evidence that a cease-fire was nearing.  While the U.S. Embassy would not disclose the substance of the conference, it appeared that Thieu gave President Nixon's special envoy some answers on the revised draft.  Haig had waited in the wings all day while Thieu met' for Vh hours with his National Security Council and-four military corps commanders at Independence Palace, reportedly to ^scuss what steps South Vietnam would take to protect Üie territory and people it now controls, once a cease-fire goes into effect.  Spokesmen would not say whether Haig woald meet with Thieu again or when he would leave Saigon.  Haig also is scheduled to confer with the leaders of Cambodia, Thailand and Laos.  yyt the Florida White House presidential press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler refused to comment on ceasefire reports.  Asian diplomatic sources in Washington said they believe an agreement ending the war is very near.' They anticipated that Nixon, in his inaugural address Saturday, would IH-opose postwar rehabilitation of the economies of South Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos through continuing economic^ and military assistance.  This Washington report said there also is expectation that the Soviet Union, Communist China and other major powers will join the United States in guaranteeing the cease-fire.  South Vietnamese officials said Thieu's lengthy conference with his key advisers also dealt with modifications of the protocols to the agreement that spell out how it will be carried out, such as the size of the international force to supervise a cease-fire and the method by which prisoners of war will be freed.  These sources said Thieu has little choice but to join in signing the final treaty because of the threat of a cutoff of U.S. military and economic aid.  Haig met with Thieu for hours Tuesday, but no more meetings were reported today. A spokesman for the U.S. Embassy said the general spent the day doing "staff work" at the embassy.  South Vietnamese sources said on Tuesday that Nixon and Thieu planned to declare a unilateral cease-fire Friday on the eve of Nixon's inauguration. Sources said today that Nixon and Thieu still plan to declare a cease-fire but the day may be pushed back.  The Presidential Palace issued a denial of a Columbia Broadcasting System report quoting palace sources as saying South Vietnam and the United States were ready to declare a ceasefire. But it was not clear whether the statement was intended to deny the ceasefire report or to deny that the report originated at Thieu's palace.  Corona trial nearer end  FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP)- The Juan Corona mass murder trial jury entered a sixth day of deliberations today one member away from "a unanimous verdict.  WORLD  of a glance  Heavy bombing on  SAIGON (AP) — Despite reports that a cease-fire may be near, U.S. B52s and other warplanes pounded North Vietnamese positions in South Vietnam Tuesdajrand today with the heaviest strikes in more than a month, the U.S. Command announced.  With the bombing halted over all of North Vietnam, more American strikes were being carried out across South Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, U.S. officials said.  Britain cpntrols on  LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Edward Heath today announced a sweeping program to curb wages, prices, profits and dividends for the next three years to halt runaway inflation, and appealed to t{^e British people for backing.  Political informants said the Conservative prime minister is prepared to lake hrs tjatue against inflation to the public in a general election if Parliament fails to vote the nece^ary legislation.  Heath said in a television address that it was "essential for the nation as a whole" to reduce inflation to manageable levels. The bitter news amounted to the most sweeping economic measures taken in Britain in peacetime.  More Meir talks  GENEVA (AP) — Golda Meir of Israel met with President Felix Houphouet-Boigny of the Ivory Coast today behind a wall of secrecy in an effort to halt a recent shift toward pro-Arab positions among" the African countries.  The two leaders met for 3 hours and 20 minutes at the president's lakeside villa at La Capite, just outside Geneva. The Israeli premier then left in a motorcade escorted by Swiss police and Israeli' security guards, waving unsmilingly to waiting newsmen.  Australian sentenced  DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) — A 25-year-old Australian was sentenced tot^ay to four years in prison for the manslaughter death of an American schoolteacher last April.  Wilham David Coleman was found innocent of the murder of Robert Munroe Nish of Glendale, Calif., at a trial by jury in December but guilty of manslaughter. The judge postponed sentencing to study psychiatric reports on Coleman.  The prosecution at the December proceedings charged that Coleman and Nish had been drinking together in north Dublin saloons on the night of April 28. TTie American's body was found 40 miles ' north of the capital on a lonely road the next day.  MEMORY GAME—Stallings School children work individually or in small groups in the gchool's open classroom concept, termed by JPriiicipal Joe Phillips as "working beautifully.'^ Childreri here are absorbed in a memory game in which cards placed face down are picked to match those the players hold, if a player guesses  wrong the card is placed face down again. The winner has the most matched pairs, the children explained. Flayers are (from left) Julie Wood, Todd Papst, Chris Cromwell and Denise Bowlby. Tlie children are in the intermediate level of the school.  Chances for air-conditioning of Corona-Norco schools brighten  By DONNA TICE Schools Supt. Charles Terrell gave an encouraging report tq the school board last night on possibilities of air-conditioning schools with bond money.  Terr€ll had met in Sacramento with members of the Stat® Allocation Board  Pentagon Papers  and local legislators. He said the session was fruitful.  Currently the district may not use bond money for air-conditioning schools already built without being penalized.  THE DISTRICT had set up a schedule to air-condition all schools in the  Prosecutor will avoid saying why war began  LOS ANGELES (AP)The government prosecutor, promising the jury in the Pentagon Papers .trial a "caJm, unemotional presentation of .the facts," said today he would avoid mentioning the reasons why the Vietnam war began.  "The government case,'" said Asst. U.S. Atty. David Nissen, "will not present matters irrelevant to the charges...we will present no evidence, no witnesses, no documents to litigate the war. There will be no witnesses called to say whether the war should have begun."  He told the jury there would also be no mention of why Daniel Ellsberg and Anthony Russo decided to leak the top-secret documents to the public.  "The defendants' motives will not be discussed..." he said. "Motives do not excuse behavior."  New Manila regime CoUTt OK'S  MANILA '(AP) — President Ferdinand E. Marcos officially ended 26 years of U.S.-style government in the Philippines today and sigined into law a new constitution providing for a I^rliamentary system some day.  He said his action was an expression ofthe "peoples'will."  The 55-year-old chief executive assumed the powers of president, prime minister and the legislature under the new charter. He also announced he was continuing martial law indefinitely "to protect the people and the republic."  Marine show nixed lest it prompt inauguration protest  SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) — The scheduled appearance of a Marine ceremonial unit at the presidential inauguration was cancelled by the U.S.  So never loan a book to a lawyer  SAN MEGO. Galif. (AP) ^ U.8. District Court Judge Howard B. Turrentine says 15 expensive law books have been borrowed but never turned by attorneys. asking fofl^^'a quick look" during trials.  "Never loan • book from my library to a lawyer," Turrentine advised a clerk Tuesday.  Secret Service to avoid a demonstration, a Marine Corps spokesman said today.  The all-volunteer "American Heritage Flag Pageant Team" is made iQ) of 24 men from the iSlarine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego.  The Marines, who use replica U.S. flags and period leiathemeck uniforms to tell the story of the stars and stripes, expected to perform Friday at the Smithsonian Institution before Vice President Spiro T. Agnew and Saturday in front of the White House before the inauguration of President Nixon.  After releasing a two-page story with a photograph for use in newspapers, the Aterine spokesman telephoned to cancel thestory.  "They dpn't^ant a crowd to gather," he said of the new order, ascrib^ to the Secret Service. There was no further explanation.  race question but not hair  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously today that defendants have the right to ask jurors whether they are racially prejudiced.  However, thè court refund to extend that right to questions about other forms of prejudice.  The ruling reversed the drug conviction of a South Carolina jcivil rights leader. Gene Ham, who was convicted of possessing marijuana and sentenced to 18 months in jail.  Ham contended his rights were violated because the trial judge refused to ask the jurors if they were prejudiced against blacks and whether they were prejudiced against people who wore beards.  The Supreme Court in an opinion written by Justice William H. Rehnquist, said the Constitution gave the defendants the right to ask jurors about possible racial prejudice. But the high court said the Constitution did not given defen<^ts the right to ask if the jurors were prejudiced against beards.  In the Ham case. Justices Thurgood Marshall and William 0. Douglas dissented from the second ruling with Douglas ^ying he felt it was an abuse of discretion for the trial judge to refuse questions "by which prospective jurors prejudiced-to hair growth could have been explored." In other action, today, the court: —Held that fathers of illegitimate children can be compelled by the state to provide support for them.  He added that there would be no discussion of whether the government withheld information on the war from the Anierican public, whether others have violated secrecy rules just as Ellsberg and Russo did, or any mention of newspaper publication of the documents.  Nissen's argument was delayed in starting for more than one hour while he fought to keep a massive black movie screen in front of the courtroom blocking the view of the spectators and press.  U.S. District Court Judge Matt Byrne decided a smaller screen on a courtroom wall was adequate and ordered the large screen removed, even though, Nissen protested that "if the court takes away the screen, the court takes away my opening statement."  The chief defense attorney, Leonard Boudin, had objected strenuously to the lO-foot-wide obstruction to the view of spectators and others in the audience, saying "it is entirely improper."  Ellsberg and other members of the defense team privately accused the government of intentionally seeking to keep the public from seeing the trial. ""They now have the opportunity to act out their contempt for the American people," said Ellsberg.  The spectator section included about 20 members of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, and a spdcesman, Ron Kovic, accused the prosecutor of trying to shield jurors from seeing the veterans.  Ellsberg and Russo are charged with espionage, conspiracy and theft and each faces a maximum sentence of 160 years in prison and $120,000 in fines.  White House link in Watergate case  WASHINGTON (AP) - A poUce of-4cer testified today that a search of the hotel rooms occupied by some of the Watergate political espionage and burglary defendants produced a pw-sonal telephone directory with numbers at the White House and the Executive Office Building.  Officer Robert G. Denell said the rooms were searched after hotel keys were found in the pockets of five men captured inside Democratic party headquarters last June.  Denell said he found in a dresser drawer a flip:up phone number file containing under the H-index page, the entry Howard Hunt, the abbreviation W-House and the number 202-456-2282, a number on the White House exchange.  district, and the only project completed from that schedule was Eastvale School. Following that project the district ran into fiscal problems and the projects were dropped.  The State Allocation Board sets up regulations for the state school building loan fund, in which the district participates. The board has strict regulations which include an allowance of square footage per pupil and allowance of the cost per square foot of const^ction. The state then loans disUjafcin the program the money to buiHwne schools, and if districts hold their bond and interest redemption rate at 80 cents, the loan repayment is waived for the district.  The district has maintained its bond rate at that level for the last several years, and only bond money spent for construction of schools is counted as part of the loan that is forgiven. Such projects as air conditioning and the new district bus barn and maintenance facility are not counted in present guidelines.  BUT during the meeting with Terrell last week, Don Anderson, chairman of the Allocation Board stated that the board has been considering sponsoring legislation to allow air conditioning to be included in allowable projects. Terrell noted that, with the board sponsoring it , in the legislature, it has a good chance of passing. The legislation will also have „ an emergency clause in it so that it will take effect u^n signature by the governor rather than 60 days later.  The allocation board is also encouraging school districts to move toward extended year programs. Many districts are now faced with empty classrooms and abandoned schools because of decreasing enrollment, Terrell related, and the extended year programs provide a hedge against overbuilding. The extended year program in operation here - if it included the entire district - would mean the district would have to build only three schools instead of four, Terrell said.  More than half of the district's 24 schools need at least partial air conditioning. Cost estimates obtained from architects show that to finish air conditioning all schools it would cost about one and a half million dollars.  Schools needing complete or partial air conditioning yet are: Coronita, El Cerrito, Garretson, Home Gardens, Jefferson, Lincoln, Norco Elementary, Sierra Vista, Vicentia, Corona Junior ' High, Norco Junior High, Corona Senior High and Kimbell High.  Big watchdog lets one past  A large watchdog at 266 E. Greengates failed to prevent a $260 burglary, Corona police reported today.  The burglar entered the home through an unlocked door and took $160 in cash and a $100 cashier's check. Police said the victim was Richard T. Fleiter.  Another Cprona resident, Georgina C. Gomez, of 8(6 Laguna, lost two rings valued at $550 in a grand theft. The rings were yellow gold dinner bands, one set with diamonds and the other with amethyst.  Mills'  ouster  near?  SACRAMENTO (AP)-Republica08 have enough votes now to oust Democrat James Mills and take over leadership of the California Senate, GOP Caucus Chairman John Harmer said today.  Harmer, from Glendale, said flatly that the 21 votes to dump Mills from his post as president pro tem of the Senate were committed. He added the move to replace Mills with Harmer could come Thursday or early next week.  "We have the 21 committed votes now. We're simply deferring to give Democrats a chance to gracefully make their move," Harmer said in an interview.  "I have no doubt we will make, a move—whether it will be tomorrow or Monday or later we don't know," Harmer said. "We're anxious to make the change as quickly as possible."  Earlier today, Democratic Caucus Chairman Mervyn Dymally of Los Angeles said he was unsuccessful in an attempt to get fellow Democrats to pledge not to vote on the leadership issue until after a Jan. 30 special election.  That election in the San Fernando Valley district will be to pick a replacement for the late state Sen. Tom Carrell. A runoff is expected in that race Feb. 27.  Dymally said Sen. Joseph Kennick of Long Beach pleaded with fellow Democrats in a closed door meeting tp ple^e a delay in the pro tem balloting until after the special election ip Carrell's district. But Kennick's pies was never taken to a vote, Dymally said.  Mills, from San Diego, has been presidént pro tem of the state SenaO since January 1971, when .-he oust«^ fellow San Diegan Jack Schrade, a Republican. : The Senate is ctifrently spirt 19^19 between RepuWicans. and Democrats, with two vacancies. : . If Republicans succeed in rounding up enough Democratic votes to dump Mills, Harmer would take over Mills' spot ott the powerful Rules Committiee, giving the GOP a 3-2 edge on the five man unit which picks other committee chairmen and assigns bills for hearings.  There was no immediate indication of who the Democrats are who have allied themselves with the Senate Republicans.  Local woman loses fight with robber  A strong-arm bandit yesterday snatched a purse from the arm of Ctorona resident. Mary L. Sharp, 46, despite her efforts to save the $10 purse and the $50 in cash that it contained.  Police said the attack occurred in a parking lot at Big Apple discount store in the presence of a number of persons. -Information given officers by the wit-, nesses indicated that four males could have been involved in the ' incident, although but one actually attacked the^ victim.  The victim said she had just left thè store and was on her way to her car when she passed a man whom she supposed was a customer. The next thing she knew, the man came up behinfi her and grabbed the purse.  She told police that she rèsisted the bandit's efforts until his superior strength prevailed.  o  Index  Classified......................14,16  Comics...........................18  Dear Abby........................10  Editorial............ .............4  Family Page...................10, H  Good Health ......................18  Horoscope........................15  Markets...........................2  Memory Lane .....................16  Sidewalk Slants ....................2  Sports............................12  Television........................18  Computer goof blamed for storm  vt'i-ong data Fed Into a Baltimore, Maryland, computer was blamed by the U J, Weather Service for" its failure to predict yesterday's heavy rains In this area as well-tft throughout Southern Callfbmla.  The unannounced storm spllM rain steadily here throughout the afternoon an(d evening, ending about 9p.m. Corona received 1.32 inches and the Glen ivy area got 1.48. Norco had less, geUing l.M.  Clouds are expected to threaten off and on through tomorrow and. unless the computer- was fed improperly again today, there Is only a slight chance of rain by late tomorrow.  Today's noon temperature was 58, after an overnlf^t low of 4». Yesterday's high was 54.   

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