Independent Star News, December 22, 1968

Independent Star News

December 22, 1968

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Independent Star-News (Newspaper) - December 22, 1968, Pasadena, California Clear Early Complete Weather. Page 2 Muir Wins Cage Tourney See Sports Section PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1968 10 Cents Student Frustration It's Hard to Study When You Have Police on Campus By RAY MrCONNELL Managing Editor Two blithe spirits from the Pasadena area, who had been high school sweethearts, worked over budgets all last spring. They got summer jobs. In July they were married and in September, having transferred from the colleges which had kept them apart freshman year, got an apartment in San Francisco and entered San Francisco State College. Last week Paul and Mary were back in Southern California on the extended Christmas vacation the college administration under Dr. S. I. Hayakawa, acting president, had arranged to give the anxiety- racked campus a breathing spell. They had started their year of higher education together in high hopes and excitement. Here at the midpoint of that year is their story of frustration and low story which they say could be that of countless numbers of their fellow students who are caught in the middle, not strikers, nor yet unsympathetic with many o fthe strikers' demands, nor in full tune with the administration, but not get- ting what they went to college for. Their answers to questions follow: Q. Well, hero you are on vacation. Pasadena's a different atmosphere? Paul. Yes. Quite different! Mary. You can say that again. Q. Why did yon choose to go to San Francisco Slate in the first place? Paul. We couldn't afford to go to a university, al- though we could have been accepted. It was between San Diego State and San Francisco. I wanted San Francisco because I had heard it has a very good political science department, and that's my major. And San Francisco State is very dependent on the its extra-curricular ac- tivities. The learning process and the living process are combined. Mary. It's supposed to 'have a very good psy- chology department. And the school I attended last year was a small isolated private college, and I felt that the student body would have a greater concern with politics and the outside world in general which you don't find in the student body of a small aca- demic community. I felt you would have a greater sense of involvement in a school like San Francisco and that this would make a person's education more relevant to life. Q. You found the involvement, all right. Are you getting the education you expected? Mary. No. Paul. The involvement is more than what we ex- pected. We didn't expect any involvement with the police. window breaking violent aspects of life. Mary. I'm not getting the education that I need. I'm getting an education but the education is in con- frontation politics and not in the things necessary to get a degree. Q. But I understand most ot your classes arc being held, and you're attending? Paul. That's true but the environment for learn- ing isn't there. A lot of the discussion in classes is about what's happening outside. It's hard to study or learn geology, for example, when you have 600 po- lice on campus and students threatening to throw rocks. Mary. I was in a different situation. Most of my classes weren't held for about a month when they were held I didn't particularly enjoy going to them. ST0DENT: Sec Page 4 'Franklin Missing Myrrli'd Incense Wise Men NEW YORK the three wise men had tried to buy the frankincense and myrrh they gave to the infant Christ in a department store, they might have had trouble. 'Franklin? Franklin, don't know anybody by that said a sales girl at E. J. Korvette in New York responding to a reporter's inquiry for the famed incenses. At Gimbels department store the reporter was led by sales clerks to the cosmetics counter, to the no- tions counter, the Christmas decorations shop, the candle shop, the stationery department, and finally to the drug department. At Macys' a man decorated with a red ribbon saying "Information" sent the reporter whizzing up .0 the decorative home furnishings, eighth floor. Not available. Macy's doesn't sell incense. It turns out frankincense and myrrh, aromatic resins from trees grown in the Middle East and east- ern Africa, are sold only by perfume wholesalers and a few religious goods shops and specialty drug stores. Frankincense, now called olibanum, sells for about 30 cents a costs about 60 cents. Both are components of incenses used in Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox church ceremonies; in "handkerchief" of fine perfumes, and occasionally to scent hand lotions or creams. But their importancs has declined since the introduction of synthetic scents. "When the Wise Men gave frankincense and myrrh to Christ, they weren't just giving valuable prosents-they were giving gifts of said perfume expert Catherine Degraff. Frankincense is said to have como from the king- don of Saba, which stood where parts of Yemen and Saudi Arabia arc today. It was used by the Hebrews in offerings to God. It was abo considered a good medicine. Ancient Greeks believed myrrh was the tears of the goddess Myrrhn, mother ot Adonis. Myrrh, used since Egyptian times, formed part ot the Hebrews' holy anointing oil. Saigon Offense Looming Reds Pounded By U.S. Planes SAIGON (UPI) -Amid re- ports of a major offensive against Saigon soon, U.S. heavy bombers pounded Communist base camps, supply bunkers and suspected troop positions close to the South Vietnamese capital late Saturday and this morning, military spokesmen reported. The B52s flew three raids against the targets within 26 miles of Saigon and unloaded at least one half million pounds of bombs, the spokesmen said. Allied troops searching out Communists along known infil- tration routes in the bombed region reported little resistance. The bomber sorties came as U.S. officials in Saigon agreed to an unprecedented meeting with Viet Cong agents on ChristmasDay to arrange the release of three American prisoners of war. Other reports Saturday said North Vietnam has taken advantage of the bombing halt ordered by President Johnson Nov. 1 to expand its war- making potential, including the reopening of several MIG air bases around Hanoi. Senior U.S. officials in Saigon said Saturday the Viet Cong still has the capability of launching new attacks on South Vietnam's cities and towns in an attempt to influence Paris negotiations and U.S. and world opinion. Saigon Hits Hanoi Talk Obstruction PARIS Vietnam charged formally Saturday that North Vietnam and the Viet C o n g's National Liberation Front were in Paris "not to negotiate peace but to impose it." The charge was made in a hard-hitting communique issued after U.S. deputy chief negotia- tor Cyrus Vance flew back to Washington for consultations and on the eve of the departure of Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky for Saigon. The communique by the South Vietnamese delegation in Paris denounced "the black designs of the Communist side" as the sole obstacle to getting an expanded Paris conference on Vietnam underway. The Saigon delegation insisted anew on a conference table with two sides and Commu- of a four party arrangement favored by Hanoi and the Viet Cong. The South Vietnamese com- munique said such an arrange- ment would "permit the Com- munist fighters in South Viet- nam to make their voice heard." "Under cover of procedural the com- munique continued, "the Com- munist side is actually fighting a political battle" to obtain official recognition for the National Liberation Front. Earlier Saturday Vance left by air for Washington for urgent consultations on how to break the persistent deadlock preventing opening of the expanded Vietnam conference. South Vietnam's Ky was scheduled to leave for similar Saigon consultations today. Band Selling Blood to Pay Way to Pasadena MINOT, N.D. of the Minot State College .marching band have taken to selling some of their blood, at a pint, to help finance a trip to Pasadena where they'll par- ticipate in the Rose Bowl pa- rade on Now Year's Day. College officials said the trip will cost about and about has been accumulated thus far. The band members have contributed The sale of cookbooks brought in Special projects added and about was do- nated. Dr. James Jurrens, the hand, director, said the band members weren't encouraged to donate blood. "But there was no stopping ho added. "They're de- tcrminrd to go, and with that of spirit what can you WirepliDto UP, UP AND double exposure photo shows a full moon and the blastoff of the huge Saturn 5 rocket carry the Apollo 8 spacecraft to a planned orbit of the moon. Mercury Dips To 21 Degrees Cold Weather Hits Valley Areas The coldest weather since 1951 plunged the mercury to 33 at Los Angeles Civic Center Satur- day-morning, .and temperatures as low as 21 degrees were re- corded in the West San Gabriel Valley on the first day of win- ter. It was 21 at the County Arbor- etum in Arcadia, a condition which produced extensive frost damage to ornamental plants, according to a spokesman. Altadena recorded a low of 22 degrees and a meager high of 47. San Gabriel had 26 for its low and 54 for a high. Pasadena recdrded 28. and 53, and Alham- bra had 29 recorded shortly be- fore 7 a.m. and 54 for a high. The maximum temperature Saturday of 54 at Los Angeles Civic Center was the lowest maximum ever recorded on Dec. 21. The previous record was 55 on Dec. Lowest Minimum The lowest minimum ever re- corded on Dec. 21 was 30 de- grees in 1897. A minimum of 32 in Los An- geles was forecast for early to- day. The record low for this date is 34 degrees in 189. The U.S. Weather Bureau pre- dicts clearing and "continued quite cold." Lows in the foothill communities were predicted in the low 20's. An increase in clouds is fore- cast tonight and Monday, and it will be a little warmer in most areas today and tomorrow. A high of 60 is forecast today at Los Angeles Civic Center. Temperatures in the 20s plagued citrus farmers. Damage to Crops "It was the first time since 1949 that we've had prolonged temperatures this said one fruit frost reporter in the Corona area. "There definitely has been damage to the crop. It's too early yet to make an as- sessment." Growers used orchard heating equipment throughout the night and most of the day in an effort to save their crops. A major storm moving through the Rockies and across the Plains to the Upper Midwest spread snow from Arizona to Illinois Saturday and glazed highways with sleet and freez- ing rain from Texas to the Ohio Valley. Blizzard and heavy snow warnings were posted for South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas. Heavy snow warnings also were issued for parts of New Mexkco, Colorado, Wyoming and Minne- sota. More Warnings Four inches of new snow fell at Grand Island, Neb., during the afternoon, bringing the total depth to 15 inches. Lincoln, Neb., received 8 inches. Sleet and freezing rain fell WEATHER: Sec Page 2 Apollo 8 Mission Leaves Earth on Historic Voyage INSIDE TODAY What Price Reason Lower 'animal forms have instincts for survival, which take the place of reason and responsibility. Responsibility evolved in man is a biological necessity for survi- val, says Dr. Jonas Salk, cited in editorial page editor Charles Cherniss's piercing study on Page C2. By DAVE SWAIM Staff Writer CAPE now, three men in a spaceboat named Apollo are more than one third of the way to their destination, the moon, which is their purpose to sail around a few times then return to the earth. To watch thoir departure was the most exhilirating experience of man, next to their own. When the Apollo 8 countdown reached the announcement "we have ignition" at a.m. Sat- urday and 7J4 million pounds of firepower roared out from under the towering Saturn 5, the rocket at first seemed re- luctant to leave its bed. This is normal, but rough on the heart action of first time ob- servers. Even the blase newsmen in their viewing stand 3% miles away shouted, "go, go, go." Shock Waves As if it heard, the giant vehi- cle gathered speed and arched into a clear sky over the Atlan- tic Ocean. Shock waves reaching the firmly built stand shook it like an earthquake. In a post-launch press briefing at Cape Kennedy, Li Gen. Sam- uel Phillips, Apollo program director for NASA, said the launch and flight to date have been "flawless." Dr. Wernher von Braun, direc- tor of Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama, said: "It is very gratifying. I cannot deny that I am a happy man to- day. This flight will be recorded as the first step toward other heavenly bodies. There will be many flights to follow." The weather had been a small source of worry for two days, but so clear was the sky at launch'the vehicle was still visi- ble nearly 100 miles down range. Three Astronauts Astronauts Frank B o r m a n, James Lovell and William An- ders had left their quarters at a.m., and mounted to the capsule in darkness. One of the first remarks heard from a crew member when they were established in their six-day home away from home was: "I can see the sun coming up, and blue sky." All burns and separations of the three booster stages were exactly on schedule. The second stage carried Apollo to earth or- bital altitude before separating. The third stage, as planned, stayed with Apollo while it cir- cled the earth at 99 and 103-mile orbits. It war, halfway through the second such orbit that the astronauts got the word. Calmly, as if it were not the most astounding technical feat in human history, Apollo Flight Director Clifford Charlesworth at the Manned Space Center in Houston said: "You are go for TLI." Translunar Injection. Head For Moon That meant the stillattached third stage would be fired to propel Apollo up to "escape" velocity of more than miles per hour and the astronauts would head for the moon. The TLI firing was begun at a.m. (PST) while the craft was over Hawaii, and it was re- ported there that the burn was visible from the ground. For the first time, men had left the pro- tective environment of the earth. Communications with the as- tronauts remained good, al- though at one point about miles out the crew expressed re- gret they could no longer hear the music "piped" to them from Houston on UHF. In an early message Ihe astro- nauts reported Ihe initial launch to be "very with no popo action in any of the stages. The astronauts were voluble about their view of the earth Related Pictures, Stories on Page 4 from one of the spacecraft win- dows. They said they could iden- tify the whole continents of Afri- ca and South America, as well as other points such as Gibraller and Cuba. Col. Frank Bomian, the crew commander, turned weather forecaster for a moment. He said he could detect a gathering storm at the tip of South Ameri- ca. "Better tell the people in Tier- ra del Fuego to get out their he said. At one point the two-way com- munications centered on a possi- bly ticklish situation arising over the nearness of the third stage rocket engine, which was still following after separation. The crew reported the engine was drifting along about feet away, and "seems to be getting closer and is pointed right at us." The problem was solved by a minor correction in the Apollo course. One rocket engine still re- mains attached to Apollo 8. This is the Service Propulsion Sys- tem, upon which the astronauts must depend for all lunar orbital maneuvers as well as the "transearth" return trajectory and perhaps some midcourse corrections. The SPS engine, the "most thoroughly tested engine ever" as one NASA official described; it, was built by the Aerojet-Gen- eral Corp. at its Sacramento plant. North American Rockwell of Downey, prime contractor in the production of the Apollo com- mand and servics modules, also built the sccotid stage booster of Saturn 5. The third stage booster, which propelled Apollo out on its way to the moon, was built by the McDonnell Douglas Corp. The entire Apollo 8 launch package, including Saturn 5 and fuel, weighed 6.2 million pounds at ignition. The command mod- ule, carrying the astronauts, and the service module with its SPS engine, weigh pounds to- la 1. Early this morning Apollo 8 had traveled miles from earth and was 140-910 miles from the moon, traveling at miles per hour. Ransom Recovered Kidnap Charge Faces Convict PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (UPI) Steven Krist, soaking wet and his hands manacled behind his back, was captured in mangrove jungle early this accused of kidnaping coed Barbara Jane Mackle. The 23-year-old Krist, his dark pants and blue jacket soaked morning and accused of kidnap- alligator and shark-infested swamps and marshes, hung his head low as FBI agents brought him in. The wiry youth was hustled into an unmarked car and whisked away by FBI agents who grabbed him when an "airboat" docked at the Lazy R fish camp in this remote hamlet south of Sarasota on the Florida Gulf coast. The FBI gave no indication where it took Krist, but apparently they sped him away ot Tampa (FBI offices) for interrogation about his alleged accomplices. Krist was captured alone on Hog Island, a tiny point of marshes and bogs. The FBI in Washington said that before his capture nearly all of the in ransom paid by Miss Mackle's Millionaire father, Robert F. Mackle, had been recovered. Most of it was thought to be in a green duffle bag the FBI found abandoned in a 16-foot outboard motorboat Krist ap- parently cast away when he was spotted by a Coast Guard helicopter loaded with federal agents. The search continued for Ruth Eisemann Schier, 26, diminutive blonde the FBI said aided Krist in the bizarre kidnap of the Emory University coed last Tuesday. The 20-year-old college beauty was freed unharmed Friday after spending nearly four days in a coffin-like box in a rural area 20 miles northeast of Atlanta. She had been snatched from a motel room in suburban Atlan- ta, where Emory is located. Miss Mackle and her mother were in the motel room, where the coed was nursing a bout with flu. Hundreds of armed men had combed the murky swamplands in search of Krist, who was put on the FBI's 10 most wanted list hours after Miss Mackle was freed. It was thought that the young man honed to rendezvous with a boat in the Gulf of Mexico on, the Florida west coast and escape to Mexico, an FBI source said. But the plan was foiled when Krist apparently was recognized while plying the small boat through a set of locks on the Myakka River north of Fort Myers. About 150 sheriffs deputies, 85 FBf agents, 50 state police, Coast Guard and Army helicop- ters, 14 bloodhounds, "airboats" by powerful fans set above the water and designed to KIDNAP: Sec Page Tournament of Roses Souvenir Edition to Capture Essence Dr. Brown Tells Aims Dr. Harold Brown at 41 is one ot the youngest men in a senior federal post, sec- retary of the Air Force. But he's in for an even more challenging role as Dr. Lee A. DuBridge's replacement at Caltech. Baxter Omohundro of the ISN Washington Bureau interviews Dr. Brown in the nation's capi- tal. Page Cl. Business ..............Cfl, 70 Horoscope Hooks, Art................US Radio Lot] Clnssilicd Ilcnl Estate Crossword ...............10) Koclclu Editorial .................C2 Travel ....nn ....101 ....11 .111-10 ..A 1-7 ....CS All the drama and brilliance of Pasadena's Tournament of Roses will be captured in the special Tournament of Roses Edition published by the Star- News. The detailed account in word and picture will tell the story of Pasadena's day of days and will preserve it for leisurely reading and reference. Brilwiant pictures of prize-win- ning floats, marching bands, prancing horses and the Rose Bowl football classic will be in- cluded. There will also be a largo picture of the Rose Queen in color. Top staff writers will describe vividly the world fa- in o us Tournament and give some human interest glimpses of the million persons who an- nually make the pilgrimage to Pasadena. Page after page will be devot- ed also to the gamebetween Ohio State University and the University of Southern Califor- nia. Sports staff miters and photographers will capture the thrills and analyze the game in generous detail. A special four-section Outloo edition will be included as an ex- tra dividend. This yar the theme is "Pacific Fronliers-The Dy- namic Western Expansion." It will deal with the progress of the Irresistible march westward of population, industry and com- merce o( the United States. Em- inent authorities in each of the six states-Califonla, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Hawaii and in depth various aspects of the New West today and tomor- five governors includ- ing Reagan of California, Evans of Washngton, Hickel ot Alaska, McCall of Oregon and Burns of Hawaii, contribute byline arti- cles about their respective states. Advance orders for the Souve- nir Edition are being taen now. to have copies mailed to your friends and relatives out of town, simply list the names and addresses and bring them In or mail them to this newspaper. The price is 50 cents a copy pso- (ago inchi'ln-i anywhere in the United Slates and 65 cents for CANADA. ;