Corona Norco Independent (Newspaper) - January 22, 1973, Corona, California 85th Year, No. 158 Corona, California, AAonday, January 22, 1973 Phone 737 1234 10 Pages—10 Cents Complaint posing threat to Corona water sources City fights new Orange County move WHALE TALK—Jane Jendrock and James Rice, both of Nereo Elementary School, chat about California gray whales with Dr. Theodore J. Walker, noted authority on the gray whale. Dr. Walker narrated aboard a whale- watching boat Saturday ou^on the Pacific near San Diego. Fifth and sixth graders in teachers Pat Scott's and George Van Voorhis' classes went on the special trip. —Staff photo by Bette Reincke. Kissinger goes back to Paris to work *lasf steps' to peace WASHINGTON (AP) — As captured enemy documents signaled a midweek initialing of a cease-fire accord, Henry A. Kissinger flew back to Paris today to join allied and Communist officials in the last steps toward ending the Vietnam war. Before the presidential assistant left rain-swept Andrews Air Force Base at midmorning, he met with President Nixon for an hour at the White House to get last-minute instructions. Officially, the White H,use continued to portray the purpose of Kissinger's return to the French capital as "completing the text of an agreement" to end the fight. But a flurry of developments Sunday bolstered the belief that an agreement soon will be signed, calling for a cease fire, the return of prisoners of war, and machinery to reshape the South Vietnamese government. The major , developments: —Senior South Vietnamese officials said captured documents from the Communist high command stated that an agreement will be initialed at 8 a.m. EST Wednesday, that it will be ftfrmaUy signed on Saturday and that a cease-fire will go into effect on Sunday, Jan. 28. —While shying away from specific dates, Washington sources indicated that Nixon has set a goal of wrapping up the Vietnam agreement this week and that, barring unexpected snags, the President is confident oi hitting that target. —South Vietnamese Foreign Minister Tran Van Lam told an interviewer as he Child sells pony to pay bills HUGO, Okla. (AP) — Little Linda Melvin decided to sell her pet pony to help pay her hospital bill, but she wanted to be sure his new owner would be good to hifh. Linda, 11, was wounded by an accidental gunshot a month ago and her spinal cord was severely damaged Doctors fear she may never walk — nor ride her pony again. Aware that her parents, Mr. and Mrs. -George Melvin of Hugo, had no hospitalization or accident insurance to relieve their financial burden, Linda decided last week to sell the pony, named Jacob. She wrote : "Dear auctioneer: "I am Linda Dean Melvin, 11 years old. I want to sell my pony to help pay on my hospital bill. I love him very much, so be good to him. His name is Jacob. I rode him some with my daddy holding him and he threw me once, but he is a good pony. "Thank you, Liiida Dean Melvin." Last Friday, Grady Holton of Hugo paid $73 for Jacob shortly after he went into the ring. Then he asked auctioneer Wren Shaw to run him through again. Jacob sold a second time, a third, and on and on. Friends who helped buy Jacob decided to give the pony back to Linda. / The price for Jacob stood at $1,137 — probably the largest figure ever paiS for a horse at the Hugo Sale Commission ring — and may go still higher because other people say the want to get in on the bidding. When Linda was told aboiit the success of her "sale," her mother said, "She was speechless.'' departed for Paris that Vice President Spiro T. Agnew will be in Saigon on Jan. 28, presumably to demonstrate that Washington and Saigon were entering the post-war era shoulder-to-shoulder. —Agnew himself said he couldn't answer when asked whether he will be heading for Saigon, saying the President would have to make "that announcement." —Congressional sources reported that Nixon plans a meeting with Capitol Hill leaders within the next few days, providing him a forum to brief them on details of a peace accord. —The Viet Cong foreign minister, Mrs. Nguyen Thi Binh, arrived in Paris and said the Communists are ready to "do everything possible to achieve a quick settlement." ' Amid these developments, the White House maintained its lid on official discussion of Vietnam negotiations. When asked about reports that a pact would be initialed within days, a spokesman said he would have no comment on "speculative stories." Kissinger and Hanoi Politburo member Le Due Tho interrupted their talks on Jan. 13, when the U.S. negotiator returned to Washington for consultation with Nixon. The next day, Nixon dispatched Gen. Alexander M. Haig Jr., his chief liaisctA officer with South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu, to Saigon and four other Asian capitals to outline terms of a tentative agreement. Haig returned from his mission Sunday and went immediately into meetings with Kissinger and Nixon. They met for more than two hours in two separate sessions before .and after private inaugural-weekend receptions for the President's relatives and ' political supporters. By HENRY LEPPARD A State Water Resources Control Board hearing in Sacramento Thursday could result in Corona's losing several sources of its water supply. Triggering the hearing was a proposed mobile home park in Riverside County that will discharge effluent directly into the Santa Ana Basin. Corona City Manager Jim Wheaton ^aid that the Regional Water Quality Control Board approved the park," but Orange County has appealed the decision to the state board. ' ORANGE COUNTY is objecting to the formula used by the regional board that determines the standards for total dissolved solids in effluent. It wants the state board to adopt a different standard. Compliance with its demand would cause major water problems for Corona, Wheaton indicated. Compliance would mean that Corona's sewage disposal plant must discharge effluent of higher quality than the water the city receives for domestic, commercial and industrial use. It would also mean that Corona residents could not water their lawns with Colorado River water received from the Metropolitan Water District, Wheaton said, and Uie city couldTiot use the water now pumped from several of its wells. WHEATON indicated that if the state board rules in favor of Orange County, the "City will have to finda new source of piore pure water. He said the only source ot that nature of which he now is aware is Northern California water. The city has been keeping use of Colorado River water to a minimum because its cost is considerably higher than production from city wells. For the past several months, the city has not used this source of water supply. Northern California water would cost the city considerably more than Cororado River water, Wheaton said. If the city has to turn to this source, it would probably result in sharp boosts in the city's water rates. Wheaton plans to attend the Sacramento hearing to defend the city's interests. ^GM recalling 71-72 cars DETROIT AP - General Motors announced the recall today of 3.7 million 1971 and 1972 cars for installation of a shield over the steering coupling to prevent the possibility of flying stones lodging between the coupling, and the car frame. In making the announcement. GM said it had received reports of 96 incidents where stones were scoo|^ up, resulting in 23 accidents in which 12 injuries were reported. Involved in the recall were full-size 1971 and 1972 models of Chevrolets, Buicks, Oldsmobiles and Pontiacs. Tijuana high-rise TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) - The dedication of Tijuana's first high-rise hotel drew 1,500 persons from Mexico and the United States, including actor Gilbert Roland. The new lO-story, $3.5-million Royal Inn de Tijuana is located a mile east of downtown Tijuana and near Caliente race track. Gov. Milton Castellanos Everardo cut the ceremonial ribbon Saturday. SYMPATHY—If there ever is a time that a pet needs ^ pal, it's right after a doctor uses a long needle to inject a rabies shot. Here Lisa DeAnda, 10, of*904 Joy, consoles her five-year-old poodle "Tiff," but it's difficult to determine from the photograph which of the pair needs consolaton the more. Tiff has just received his shot from Dr. Harvey D. Bailey during Saturday's rabies clinic at Corona Civic Center, but at the time it appeared the shot hurt the master worse than the dog. More rabies clinic photos are on Page 2. —Staff photo by Henry Leppard WORLD at a glance Big S. Viet defeat SAIGON (AP) — South Vietnamese forces have suffered a major defeat in the past few days, with two army batr talions overrun and cut to pieces and relief forces repeatedly ambushed northwest of Saigon. Hughes heart attack LONDON (AP) — Billionaire Howard Hughes has suffered an apparent heart attack, the Daily JWirror reported today. The mass-circulation tabloid said the 68-year-old Hughes has b^n confined to bed in his ninth-floor suite at the plush "Inn at the Park" hotel and ordered to stop work. Munitions search DUBLIN AP - Discovery of ammunition washed ashore on the southern coast of the Irish Republic sparked a land, sea and air search today for more munitions thought to be intended for the outlawed Irish Republican Army. Firms blacklisted GENEVA (AP) — The World Council of Churches blacklisted today 650 companies from the United States, Britain, Holland and Switzerland for having links with South Africa, and announced it has sold all its holdings in them. Index Classified........................8,9 Comics............................G Dear Abby......................;.. 5 Editorial........ ................ .4 Family Page....................... 5 Good Health.......................8 Horoscope.........................9 Markets...........................2 Memory Lane......................8 Sidewalk Slants....................2 Sports.............................7 Television........................6 Assassination charge ' LAGOS, Nigeria AP - Reports from' Guinea accuse Portugese agents of the assassination of Amilcar Cabral, the leader of the rebellion in Portuguese Guinea. $1,105 gem theft probed in Corona Corona city detectives today are investigating a grand theft that cost a local resident $1,105 worth of jewelry. Joanie M. Jesser, of 246 S. Cota, told officers ti\at the jewlery was taken from her purse. She wasn't sure when the theft occurred, but said it apparently was at her home. Missing is a black velvet watch box, an $800 lady's wrist watch set with four diamonds, a carved coral ring set with six pearls, a carved coral necklace, a $140 cameo brooch, yellow gold ring set with two pearls and a gold ankellet. A second theft reported over the weekend resulted in minor loss but considerable concern at Corona Civic Center. Someone entered the management services office and took a tape recorder and a paper weight owned by Fire Chief Jim Johnson. The office, frequently termed "the head shed," houses the city manager and all of the city's department heads. IO¥0 SOUffkf whoshealuMII «mil kail ^ did Qof'dtímMé'it ON A CLEAR DAY—Mt. Baldy looks close enough to walk to today aN Santa Ana winds swept smog/rom,the sky to allow a picture of blight inountalnN covered with snow. Jhe picture was taken from the roof of Corona Community Hospital. Winds are expected to continue through tomorrow, with warmer days expected. Frost is expected tonight In wind protected areas. —Staff photo by I)«»nna Tice.