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   Independent (Newspaper) - March 8, 1972, Pasadena, California                             Complete Paudena fcepentrent PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH I, 1972 Topics Midweek Edition of The Star-News Wireplioto HOW SWEET IT IS Wide-eyed Sen. Edmund S. Mujkie, D.-Maine, accepts congratulation! at ''victory after .taking" insurmountable Itad in the Slew Hampshire primary election. DONE McGovern, Mitskie Still at It Battle For Delegates MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) Sen. Edmund S. Muskie of Maine, winder .of New Hamp- shire's leadoff Democratic pri- mary, grappled with Senator George S. McGovern today in an unexpectedly tight battle for control of the state's delegation' to the Democratic National Convention. Muskie captured the presi- d e n t i a 1 preference balloting with a. solid 48 per cent as counting neared an end. Mc- Govern ran a strong second with 37 per cent. But only a handful of votes separated many of the delegate candidates. The lineup see- sawed from minute to minute I t to Lift 'Veil of Secrecy' Theatre Spotlight Shines Labor Row n j n Shapes Up un Fasadena Partnership ByDIRKWERKMAN Stall Writer A' potentially bitter and in- tense battle between labor and taxpayers in Los Angeles Coun- ty began shaping up Tuesday as the'Board of Supervisors or- dered a study into the question ......___ of placing on the November with the final. result virtually ballot the "prevailing wage" certain to remain undecided until all ballots are tabulated. The situation recalled that of 1968, when former President section of the county charter. The section requires the coun- ty to pay its approximately t jnn r, employes the "prevailing Lyndon B. Johnson, running as pa'id Jto jn prjs Action Line is your. service, solving your problems, getting your'answers, cut- ting red tape and standing up far your rights. To 'get action write ACTION LINE, Star-News, 525 E: Colorado dena, Calif. 91109. Q. Recently an'insurance-policy on my furniture and other personal property that I've .carried for years, was canceled. I was told it is because I am single, but do not live alone. I have- asked several companies; and most will write policies for other coverages, but not on theft and liability. They say this would be true even if I owned my home in- stead of renlihg.. I have wrilfen the Insurance Commissioner and .legislalors. What else can I do to call this discrimination to attention of peo- ple.who.might be able to'correct H. P., ena. A. The .discrimination you protest nothing to do with your domestic trnngcmtnts. Insurance companies are not. color blind: like man; other businesses, their favorite color Is green, not red. If they find a high Inns experience In a certain area, they draw lines on map, with- in which certain coverages are at a high premium or unavailable except to fnvnrPil customers. Even though you have lived and worked more than 30 years in the same (northwest) area with a good record, actuarial computera tend lo general- ize. Also, If your possessions are relHtivcly low in value, Jim Roling, secretary-treasurer of the Independent Insurance of Pasadena, many companies 'just won't write your insurance. Ton can get information from him nt 7fil 15. Green SI., Q. I know Nat Cole sang the song "Route 66." I also liked the famous Andrews Sisters. But who wrote it and when? A.K., Pasadena. A. It WHS probably the biggest hit by Robert William Tronp Jr. (Bobby He scribbled most of it on a road map, as he and his (then) wife Cynthia drove to California in 1946 via Route 66. The song was finished in a ciiuple of weeks, re- corded by Cole, sold over a million copies and Troup was "on his way." Tfoiip left HIR Lancas- ter, Pa., music store founded by his grandfather to enter the Marine Corps, emerging a captain in 194fi, says KNBC-TV (4) where Bobby and his wife, Julie London, star Saturdays al -8 in "Emer- ACTION LINE: See Page 2 HOW TO USE ACTION LINE Send .all in your letter: We will con- dense it. Give name, address and plume, not for print but.to help us help you. Send no pic- tures or papers you-want back, unless asked.. ACTION LINE answers (in print, not by mail) as many as space and our ability permit but New letters get top priority, so keep trying, not all, and no anonymous or phone inquiries. NOTE TO READERS ACTION LINE sometimes helps readers lo- cate items or services. Mention of an individual or business firm here does not mean endorsement. ACTION LINE cannot in- vestigate and approve or condemn products. a write-in candidate, edged for- mer Sen. Eugene A. McCarthy in the preference vote but came to grief in the delegate contest as McCarthy captured 20 of 24 delegates. Some kind of split delegation seemed certain this time. Muskie, despite failure to achieve the majority sought by his .managers, called the out- come, "a good solid victory." He told a news conference "we deliberately sacrificed the possibility of a maximum showing in order to have some vate industry. It has come under attack from nearly 30 of the county's 77 cities as pan of a campaign led by Monrovia Mayor Loren Green. Green, who said the provi- sion has forced upward the scale of county salaries and By CARTER BARBER Stalf Writer Now owned by blacks in what is believed their first venture into the movie theatre business in Southern California, Pasade- na's Cinema 21 will have a grand reopening at 7 p.m. today. The theatre at 845 E. Washington Blvd; has been acquired by Riddle Asso- ciates, a partnership of long- time Pasadena residents. Although Ihe house has been closed since the first of the year, its name is well-known and the new owners decided to retain it. Their plunge into the theatre world has a double motive. They see it as a partly com- mercial venture, and also as a way to train people in the ways of the business world and "to provide jobs for young minori- ty people." Explains Ralph Riddle, sen- placed, tremendous pressure on small cities, has circulated a petition asking the supervisors ior among the partners to place on the ballot the ques- "it's not just for them lo tion of repealing the section. His idea has been endorsed resources left for the other pri- ry> no, Glendora, Mon- terey Park, Rosemead, West Covina, San Dimas. Some cities such as San Ga- briel and South Pasadena have decided to take no action on the matter. Supervisors ordered Chief Administrative Officer Arthur G. Will and to study n-wvn n, the requests from the cities TOKYO (AP) The 'Imps- and report back "in sufficient rial Household said today that time for the matter to be corisi- Hirohito would Hirohito 'Welcomes' Nixon Visit Emperor Hirohito would be pleased to have President Nix- on visit Japan. A spokesman said Hirohito made the comment last Thurs- day in an audience with colum- nist Cyrus. L. Sulzberger of The New York Times. Armin Mey- er, the outgoing U.S. ambassa- dor, accompanied Sulzberger. The emperor met -Nixon last October in Alaska during a re- fueling stop on the monarch's way to Europe, and there have been expectations he will visit the United States, possibly next year. Government officials have said it would be proper for Hirohito to visit the United States before Nixon comes to Japan. No U.S. president has ever visited Japan. President Dwight D. Eisenhower was scheduled to come in I960 but canceled the trip because of anti-American rioting in protest against. Japanese-American se- curity treaty. Launch Postponed VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE (AP) A satellite launch for the European Space Research Organization sched- uled for late today was post- poned 24 hours, officials an- nounced Tuesday. dered for placement on the November ballot." If the "prevailing wage" re- TAXPAYER: See Page 11 Bomb Rips Jet; Ransom Plot Told LAS VEGAS, Nov. (AP) Despite two searches and the presence of armed guards, a bomb exploded inside an unoc- cupied Trans World Airlines Boeing 707 jetliner here today. It apparently was part of an extortion scheme which has triggered a worldwide bomb threat against TWA jetliners, authorities said. The bomb, planted in or near Ihe cockpit, exploded at a.m., about seven hours after the plane arrived nonstop from New York wilh 10 -passengers and a seven-member crew. Law officers and TWA offi- cials said they felt the bomb was one of those a mysterious extortionist has said he planted on TWA jetliners in order lo get million in ransom from the airline. learn theatre operation, but to become involved in meeting the public and .learning skills as 'cashiers and concession- aires, for example. We want to make them conscious of the need lo be involved in various businesses, lo develop business acumen." The staff of a sizeable thea- tre runs to more employes than the casual moviegoer mighl re- alize. It includes box office per- ..projectionists, the busi-, ness "'office'' films, cost, account- candy counter help, cleaning and maintenance. Ridde have giv- en a lot of thought lo what they'll show, with a very firm photo by Steve Tom CURTAIN GOING Gary Riddle and jay Jackson, from lefl, will be parting the curtains tonight when Cinema 21 reopens as Pasadena's first movie theatre owned by blacks. Shown" here discusssing refurbishing of the house, Riddle is manager and Jackson a partner in; the'new firm. don't intend showing any at all." inlention: "We want to keep away from X-rated movies. We lifion. Actual.operation will be ca lo Africa where it all headed by Riddle's son, Gary, 2G, as manager, assisted by his brothers, Ed, 21, and' Wallace and Wayne, Ifi-year-old twins. 1 None' of Ihe Riddle family calls himself more than an or- dinary movie Jan, "but we al- ways talked about having our own business. Then this theatre became available, and so lhat was it." The fare for tonight's re- opening is a double bill. First is Santana and Ike .and Tina Turner. Theme is "Ameri- Riddle says the theatre is not necessarily going to specialize in 'all-black films. "We're going to wait and see whai our clien- tele wants. We're going to ca- ter to the neighborhood. We want them to have pride in our theatre, as we have pride in tern." Choice of films consequently will depend on "what we hear, word of mouth" and also what's available. The new ex- hibitors sit down with booking agents weekly to pick Ihe fare from films making the rounds. Riddle says they will bring "great sensilivily" lo those Los Angeles conferences. The new owners will main- tain prices at 50 cenls per seat. They may be reduced for Sat- urday matinees which are planned, "with special care in selecting movies rated for young people's viewing." Sunday matinees may be held if Ihe community desires. The associates include Rid- dle, whose full time job is as community relations socialist for the City of Pasadena, and" Jay Jackson, of the Urban Coa- came from." The second feature is "The Organization" wilh Sidney Po- itier. There is. an interesting tie-in between that film and the dc- bul of Ralph Riddle as a movie exhibitor. The Poil.ier picture, according to its publicity, shows how "one honest cop lias Hie g u I s -to lake tin 'The Or- ganization.' For nearly 22 years, Riddle was a member of the Pasadena Police Department. Director's Freeway Position Challenged By HARDY Slari Writer Cabs to Use Natural Gas 1 INSIDE TODAY Rogers Predicts Progress More than ordinary foreign affairs prog- ress affairs and U.S. recognition of Bangla- desh is predicted by Secretary of State Wil- liam P. Rogers. See Page 2. Bridge......... A4 Horoscope......A4 People........ 6, 7 Sports B2-5 Television......A4 Theatres........C2 Where to Dine 12 Comics ..........C7 Crossword.....BIS Deaths........BI1 Editorial........18 Finance B8-11 Phones: Pasadena area 796-0311, East Valley 445-2434, Los Angeles 681-4871. News desk phone after hours 681-4874, Sports after hours 681-4873. For delivery of s. missed paper, subscribers to the Evening edition may call from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to a.m. Saturday; and 7 a.m. to a.m. Sunday; subscribers to the Morning edition, 7 a.m. to a.m. Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to a.m. Sunday. By BBSS IJEADABRAND suit Writer In a move to help reduce smog in the Pasadena area the Yellow Cab Co. shortly will convert, its entire local fleet of cabs from gasoline lo natural gas. Tlie announcement was made in Pasadena by John D. Clark, vice president of the local Yel- low Cab Co. The move, cerlain to be hailed by clean air proponents and environmentalists, will in- volve 81) Yellow Cab vehicles which operate in Ihe Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, San Marino and adjacent areas. Thirty-sev- en of the cabs are assigned to Pasadena alone. The installation of the new machinery, which will allow the cabs about a 120-mile range on natural gas, will start in Pasadena within the next three months at the latesl, and the entire fleet will be converted within six months. The Yellow Cab Co. is mak- ing the change-over because .of the environmental advantages, also partly because it results in lower operating expenses, and partly because of new strict laws which by 1975 could result in operating hardships on taxi cahs not equipped with re- quired anti-pollulion devices. In announcing the plans to make the changes with the Pasadena taxi cab fleet, Clark said that a few cabs are being Ihus converted in the Santa Monica and West Los Angeles area now, in fact a few are on the street so converted, prepa- ratory to the large 80-vehicle switch-over in Pasadena. "One of the problems to have to work out is a storage rapaci- ty that will allow the cabs to go farther than 120 said Clark. "Temporarily we will be allowing these natural gas cabs to switch over to gasoline after their natural gas supply is used up. The switching is automatic. The driver has no control over it. We are hoping lhat some- time in the future there will be more public natural gas filling stalionsinthearea." Clark said that one of the reasons for assigning a priority lo the-Pasadena air-.i fleet for Ihe mass conversion was Ihe fact that smog is traditionally worse in Ihe Pasadena, West San Gabriel Valley area. In Los Angeles, a study into possibility of converting county fleet vehicles lo nalural gas was ordered Tuesday by coun- ty supervisors. Supervisor chairman Warren M. Dorn won support for a plan to have county officials confer with experts from Pacific Lighting Corp. Dorn noted that Ihe company has established what appears to hp the nation's first natural gas vehicle conversion center. Pasadena City Direclor Don-' aid Yokaitis Tuesday chal- lenged fellow Director Robert While on his sland against Iree- ways through Pasadena. Saying the future of Pasade- na is intertwined with the free- ways, Yokaitis said the chal- lenge by a board member of HIE freeway commitment, which he pointed out was made long ago, is an improper use of public office. "if any director feels he wanls to attack Ihe legality, he Stanford Tuition Going lo Kicldrr News Service STANFORD, Calif. A tui- tion increase of 5240 lo a new annual lolal cost of has been announced for next year by Stanford University lo help cut a projected budget deficit. Sadat Confers Assorialert Tress Egyptian President Anwar Sadal flew lo Saudi Arabia to- day, beginning another round of talks with Arab leaders in search of support for a new cpnfronlalion wilh Israel. But diplomatic sources in Cairo ex- pect no immediate concrete rp- sulls and.say Ihe Arabs will have lo mark lime until Presi- dent. Nixon visits Moscow in May. should resign (from Ihe board) and attack it as a private citi- Yokaitis. "f respectfully con- tinued Yokaitis, "that our obli- galion is to implement and abirle by Ihe commitment." While said he respectfully disagreed. "Commitments made years ago do nol preclude a board member or any citizen from looking inlo Ihe si a lutes and seeing that they comply. "I have qucKlinnr-d the legal- ly said While. Saying he did nol in any way want lo impugn the opinion of City Allonipy Wonrcil Thomp- son, who last week ruled that the laws regarding Ihe free- ways have been complied wilh, White said he was "perplexed by the idea thai the opinion of the city attorney must mule the opinions of board mem- bers." Responding to While's com- ment that Ihe cily is not doing very much regarding impact of freeways, Director of Commun- ity Development Richard Pen- nock told the directors lhal im- pact studies are continuing on a neighborhood basis and that they have been going on for the pa si IS months. Director Charles McKenney reiterated his position of last week that the freeways are on Ihp way. "To stop them I bolirve woulrl be disastrously ceunirr- 'Abuses Can't Be Tolerated' WASHINGTON (AP) Pres- ident Nixon announced today two actions he said will "lift Ihe veil of secrecy which now enshrouds altogether too many papers" written within Ihe fed- eral government's vast bureau- racy. He said the present system for classifying government documents does not "meet the standards of an open and demo- cratic society." "The many abuses of Ihe se- curity system can no longer he loleraled." the President said in a statement as he signed an executive order designed to make classification more diffi- cult and to ensure speedier re- lease of secret documents for the benefit of historian and vot- ers in the future. said it was unfortunate that Ihe syslem of classification lhat has evolved in Ihe United States "has failed to meet the standards of an open and demo- cratic society, allowing loo many papers lo be classified "Classificalion has frequently served to conceal bureaucratic mistakes or to prevent embar- rassment to officials and the adminisl ration." Unveiling a new system to SECRECY: Sue Page 3 San Diegans Set Goal Of SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) A drive lo collect locally the needed to fulfill pledges I ha I won the Republi- can .National Convention for San Diego was reported in high gear-today. There was one report from a Democratic County official who quoted a Inp Republican nonfidenlially-lhat had been chipped in. "I hear they're making phone calls nil over the said Supervisor James Bear. A spokesman for the special finance commillee set up by lo- cal Republicans said his group probably will raise more than The spokesman asked thai he nol be identified. Gov. Ronald Reagan told a Sacramento news conference Tuesday that he understood the Republican National Committee had decided lo refuse any.dona- tion such as a reported S'lOO.mra offer from International Tele- phone Telegraph Co. In Washinglon the Republi- can National Commillee said again Tuesday it will nol take "a disproportionate share" of financ-ial backing for ils nation- al convention from any single donor. Bui it lefl open the pos- sibilily of some support from International Telephone Tele- graph Corp. Sen. Robert Dole, R-Kan., Republican national chairman, reissued a slalement first put out last fall saying Ihe party had not received riiiectly any money from any source and would nol accept an oversized cnnlribulion through any chan- nel. Lurky Rnek Duartean's Change Worth -I. C. Gardner of Dnarle was in for an bonus whrn (hr hill he was given as change al K-Mar( in Monrovia turned out lo ho worth (iardner's bill matched Lucky Bucks hill serial number, good for a Sinn bill in (ho Star-News Lucky Bucks gaiiip. Watch the livings of I.ncky Bucks hills in Ihp Monday through Friday. serial numbers appear today on Pagp B-l.   

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