Ontario Daily Report, September 2, 1970

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Daily Report, The (Newspaper) - September 2, 1970, Ontario, California Area Chicano Calls Moratorium Success Tory's Every man ts happdy married ts a successful man, even if he has failed in ev- erything W i Ilia m Lycn Phelps, educator. VOL. NO. 245 THE DAILY REPORT ONTARIO UPLAND, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 2, 1970 Mail Weather a- 'tk enrbf morning patcfiy h'qh 90- Tuesday's 93: oL-ermqht tow, 57; hifjh trAatj, 91. TEN CENTS 52 PAGES Record Rain Flood s Manil a U.S. Center in Greece I] A Tgl Embassy Bomb Kills 2 No Deal ATHENS (UP) Two persons were killed when a bomb exploded in the parking lot of the U.S. Embassy today, an embassy spokesman said. Witnesses said a car disintegrated as the explo- sion took place. The nationality of the two dead persons was not established immediately. It was not known immediately if the v i c t i m s were in the vehicle. The explosion at 5 p.m. (7 a.m. pdt) damaged other cars and started a fire in one of them. The explosion caused slight damage to the em- bassy building and broke many windows, but an embassy spokesman said there were no injuries inside the building. Police cars, ambulances and fire engines ar- rived within minutes at the embassy, si- tuated in the luxurious residential part of Queen Sophia Avenue, a few blocks from the Ath- ens Hilton. Police were trying to keep a large crowd at a distance as they were afraid another bomb might have been placed in another car. It was the second bomb to explode within a month in Athens. A bomb was discovered in mid- August "on the tracks of the Athens Pireus subway. The priming mechanism of that bomb went off when an employee cleaning the line threw the bomb away. Saiazczr Kin May Sue itator Charge Checked in LA LOS ANGELES U.S. attorney here said Tues- day his office is ''examining information" that outside agitators violated federal law by crossing state lines to fo- ment rioting in the barrios of East Los Angeles Saturday. The disclosure was made in a two-page written statement in reply to inquiries con- cerning actruties the Justice Department is undertaking in connection with the Chicano demonstrations and the death of Mexican-American news- man Ruben Salazar. "In the event the facts as developed indicate a violation of any individual's civil rights under the federal civil rights statutes, we will not hesitate to bring this matter to a full investigative U.S. At- torney Robert L. Meyer said in the statement. "At the same time, we have received and are exam- ining information of possible violations of the federal sta- tutes dealing with interstate activities to fome'i civil dis- he said. The death toll of the wee- kend disturbance rose to two Tuesday with the death of Gilbert Diaz, who was shot in the head after he allegedly attempted to run a police barricade in the midst of the violence. Meanwhile, funeral services were scheduled in Newport Beach today for Salazar, 42, who was regarded by many as Los Angeles' "greatest Chicano journalist." He was felled by a tear gas projectile fired into a bar by a sheriff's deputy during the height of the rioting. County supervisors ordered flags lowered to half-staff at all county buildings until af- ter the services. Presidential advisor Robert Finch was to represent the White House at the funeral. Several thousand mourners of all ages and nationalities filed into a small stucco mor- tuary in East Los Angeles JNFW SPA PERI Tuesday to view the body of the slam newsman. He for- merly was a reporter and foreign correspondent for the Los Angeles Times and was news director at Spanish- language television station KMEX. An attorney for the Salazar family, Sidney Irmas, said the family may seek "in ex- cess" of million for the newsman's death. Mexican-American commu- nities have been relatively calm since the rioting, al- though authorities reported a series of arson-caused fires Monday night which appar- ently stemmed from unrest in the barrios. Sheriffs deputies reported five molotov cock- tails were hurled in the streets of a Chicano neighbor- hood Tuesday night. Smog Light to Moderate On Thursday, maximum ozone levels will be .25 to .30 parts per million. There will be light to moderate eye irri- tation. Minimum visibilities will be 1 to 4 miles. Visibility restrictions will be d u e to photochemical aerosols and haze. Tuesday's maximum ozone level was .16. Strike Target to Be Picked Shortly DETROIT resentatives of the United Auto Workers rank and file voted over- whelmingly today to re- ject new contract offers from the Big Three auto- makers. In sessions marked by foot stamping and loud cheering the offers from the auto firms were turned down by the UAW's three 200-rnember councils representing workers at General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. The voice votes were taken after the angry leadership of the union went before the councils to denounce the of- fers, which the automakers said would give workers a 7.5 per cent wage boost in the first year of the contract and a 3 per cent wage hike in- each of the last two years. One top union official, Emil Mazey, secretary-treasurer, indicated the union would se- lect a strike target soon and the union's 25-member Inter- national Executive Board, which normally selects the company at which the union will seek a met to study the matter. Irving Bluestone, codirector of the union's GM depart- ment, said Ms council had unanimously recommended that GM be selected as the strike target. R a n k-a n d-f i 1 e repre- sentatives were angry over the companys' offer. "Seven and a half per cent my eye. It would be a penny an hour for said F.T. Grubbs of Memphis, Term., adding: "If that's what we we go." His com- ment was typical of many of those present at the council meetings. Negotiations are con- centrated on the target firm and if no agreement is reached, the union says it will strike that company when the current pact expires at midnight Sept. 14. Any settlement reached with the t a r g e t company tra- ditionally becomes a pattern for settlement with other au- tomakers. The heads of the UAW bar- gaining teams at all three companies described the con- tract offers Tuesday as "ridi- culous'' and "insane." Union bargainers s a i d the offers would have to improve if a strike be avoided. Earl Bramblett, vice presi- dent in charge of labor rela- tions at GM, replied: "I regret that the union has seen fit to ridicule our billton increased wage prop- osal, the largest economic of- fer in the history of General Motors. Photo Flooding Cancels School There was no school for these Filipino youngsters today as they swam in water which flooded Manila on- the Philippine island of The flood, caosed by a record rainfall of 22 inches in 30 hours, has taken at least 14 lives, including those' of two U.S. sailors. Filipino President Ferdinand E. Marcos lias declared a state of "emergency and calamity" because of the flooding. Israel Against Rockets By United Press International Israel, alarmed at what it considers a major threat to its security, is seriously con- sidering taking action against Egyptian missile bases which it says have been moved closer to the Suez Canal in violation of the cease-fire, diplomatic sources said today in Jerusalem. The sources said Defense Minister Moshe Dayan feels the United States has failed in its obligation as the in- stigator and negotiator of the cease-fire and that Irael must be free to take action to pre- enl anj further lolations. Administration sources said today in Washington the United States now has evi- dence of its own that Egjpt and Russia had violated the ceasefire through forward movement of missile sites 3-d that this was dis- cussed in detail at President Nixon's San Clemente meet- ing Tuesday with his advis- ers. There was no immediate in- formation as to just what if any action the United States might take. Israeli newspapers said to- day Prime Minister Golda .Meir told a meeting of Labor members of Parliament Tues- day that a situation may arise under which Israel may be compelled to take action against ihe SA1I2 bases. The SAM2s are high altitude Rus- sian-built missiles. There was no hint as to what any '-action" might be but in the past Israel has hit the missile bases with Phan- tom Jets and has used heli- copter borne assault troops against radar bases. Since then Russia sent in SA1I3 missiles which are used at Letter to President Nixon Senators Urge Viet Cease-Fire WASHINGTON bipartisan appeal urging President Nixon to propose a standstill cease-fire through- out Vietnam is the Senate's latest effort to hasten the pul- lout of U.S. troops from Indo- china. The appeal, in the form of a letter to Nixon at the West- ern White House in San Cle- m e n t e, suggested the withdrawal of all foreign mi- litary forces from Vietnam within a specified time after the cease-fire goes into effect. The letter was made public Tuesday only hours after the Senate defeated, 55 to 39, an effort to set Feb. 29, 1972 as a deadline for Nixon to bring home all American troops from Indochina. Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott and Sen. Henry M. Jackson, who or- iginated'the letter, denied it was a trial balloon floated on behalf of the Nixon administ- ration. Asked about the timing of the letter, Scott and Jackson said they waited until the "end the war" amendment was defeated so it would not to divert votes. At the western White House in San Clemente, Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said the President en- dorsed the objectives of the letter, but that many of its proposals already had been offered at the Paris peace talks. "It is quite evident from an initial Ziegler said, "that the points contained in it are generally consistent with the U. S. negotiating po- sition which has been outlined many times by our side." MAP A Leader Calls Moratorium a Success By TERRY NOBLE Daily Rtport Staff Wrlltr ONTARIO The leader of the West End Mexican-Ameri- can Political Association says the Chicano Moratorium march in East Los Angeles Saturday was a success, des- pite the violence which broke out. Some 500 West Endcrs par- ticipated in the march, Armando Navarro, chair- man of the MAPA, who at the scene, said, "The very fact that there were to Chicanes there from all the southwest states who marched with a purpose and voiced inequities made it a success." Purpose of the march was to make public the Chicano claim that proportionately more die in Vietnam than members of other groups. Navarro said the West End group included women and children. "We went to the moratorium in peace and with complete faith that we afnd our children w o u 1 d be he said. He blamed the violence on over-reaction by both the po- lice authorities and Chicanos. He said, "We were pre- pared for a peaceful rally; we were not prepared for the 'wave of assault' which eng- ulfed our Chicano people sit- ting unaware m the Laguna Park area." Following the march, which Navarro said was "long, hot and thirsty, the or so Chicanos gathered in the park. The park was very small and there were only two exits, Navarro said. "Ev- e r y o n c was hungry and thirsty and there was just an ocean of he said. The crowd had just finished listening to Rosalio Munoz, coordinator of the morato- rium, when the trouble start- ed. "Munoz' speech had just concluded when I saw about 50 sheriff's deputies sweeping the Navarro said. Navarro said the trouble was caused by about 200-300 young Chicanos out cf the crowd of a "minority within a minority." The youths charged the "skirmish (Turn to Page A-4, Col. 1) i low altitude to protect the SAM2s. Any Israeli action against the missile sites would end the 90-day cease-fire which be-t gan on Aug. 7. In the mean-' time, there were indications from both Israel and Egypt that the New York peace talks would be cut off before they really begin. In Jerusalem, an Israeli cabinet meeting failed Tues- day to decide on when to send Ambassador Yosef Te- koali back to New York. And in New York, the Egyptian ambassador to the United Na- tions indicated Egypt might not want to continue the peace talks after the 90-day truce ends. Any decision by Israel to take action against the mis- sile sites would represent a victory for Dayan who was reported threatening to resign if peace talks begin under the threat of Egyptian missiles. Diplomatic sources said he had the support of Mrs. Meir in his tough stand. Purest Car Gets Clean Air Race Checkered Flag PASADENA UPI) P u r i t y not speed tonight will determine the winner of the transcontinental clean air car race. The last of some 40 entries in the -mile race from Cambridge, Mass, were exppcted to arrive here to- day. They include two elec- tric cars. The winners will be rated on a combination of emis- sions, performance, safety, handling and speed. In adUi- tion to the overall winner, prizes will be awarded ac- cording to tiie kind of prop- ulsion. Death Toll 14, Rising By PATRICK J. KILLEN .MANILA (UPI) record rainfall of more than 22 inches in 30 hours flooded Manila and an area as large as the state of Florida today. Presi- dent Ferdinand E. Mar- cos declared a state of "calamity and emer- gency" as the waters surged four to five feet deep through the city. Unofficial reports said at least 14 persons had died in the flooding, including two U.S. sailors killed in a lands- lide which engulfed a building at Cubi Point Navy Air Sta- tion 55 miles northwest of Manila. Radio reports said three other persons were electrocuted in a suburban house. The presidential palace was under four feet water that ruined priceless antiques. The L5GO prisoners in Manila's Bilibid City'Jail were flooded oat of their cells and placed m adrocastrative buildings and secnrity prisoners uere placed in the prison chapel. Kitchens were flooded and prisoners had no iood. The rains began Monday morning as a typhoon moved up the east ccast of Luzon Is- land and continued almost nonstop until dusk today. The forecast was for more rain. Eight hundred families in the low lying districts of San- ta Anna to the south and San Juan to the northeast were evacuated by truck, boat and helicopter and sheltered in schools and churches. Ap- peals were issued for food, clothing, medicine and por- table stoves Parts of Manila were with- out electric power more than 24 hours after a major power failure in the downtown Er- mna district, the so-called "tourist belt." Other areas were cut off because of the danger of electrocution. The bodies of the two Americans were recovered, tne Navy said. One Filipmo was reported missing in the landslide. The Navy said an earlier landslide slipped down onto the national highway outside of Olangapo City near the gate of Subic Bay Naval Base near Cubi Pint. One person was reported dead and three missing in that landslide. "Now, therefore, I do here- by declare that a state of public calamity and emergen- cy exist in central Luzon, the entire greater Manila and soutehern Luzon Presi- dent Marcos said. He ordered all government agencies into rescue and re- lief operations. "I am afraid we suffered many casualties and much he said. "Most of the casualties were caused by drowning and elec- (Turn to Page A-4, Col. 4) Good ffvenlng Bridge....................F-l Comics ...................C4 Community News.........B-l Editorials ................B-2 Entertainment, TV- Features................D-7 Finance E-7 Obituaries...............A-4 Weather..................F-4 Women's World 4E WS P A PER fl R C HIV E ;