Independent, April 12, 1972


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Independent (Newspaper) - April 12, 1972, Pasadena, California (Complete Coverage of Sports Pasadena Topics Midweek Edition of The Star-News PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 197? Wircntloto RETURNS TO President Lyndon B. Johnson, who suffered a major heart attack in CharloHesville, Va., last Friday is shown as he 'arrives ot Brooke General Hospital in San Antonio, Texl, early today after flight from Virgiriia. GETS .Action Line is your service, solving your problems, .getting yam answers, cut- itanding-up for your rights. To get action write ACTION LINE, Star-News, Colorado Blvd., Pasa- dena, Calif. 31109. Q. I recenlly got a parking ticket for "over- ntghl a.m. 6 a.m." My car was parked on Villa Slreet, where no warning is posl- ed. I have heard that this law is to facilitate street cleaning; bul.surely the streets are not cleaned every night. Also, I have heard that if one calls the police and-says his car is lo be parked over- night at a given address, he won't be ciled. What gives? T.R., Pasadena. A. The Z-to-fi parking ban applies (o all Pasade- na streets except Colorado Boulevard, a slain highway. The reason for the ticket is that (he law (which doesn't require posting of signs) was hrn- ken. The time to argue whether nr mil a law is reasonable is when it .is being considered by the Board (if .City Directors (in this case, June 2, Police, us a courtesy for visi- tors, will sometimes let you park nut front up to 2 nights U necessary anil if the practice Isn't abused. Q. In April, 1971, at Nash's, "Producers Inc." look pictures of my daughter, which I paid lor that day, in advance. Several weeks later, when they didn't come, I contacted "Producers Inc." still no pictures. Please help me get either my money or Ihe pictures. M. G., Pasadena. A. No probclin just contact Manager Dale Schoenhoven of Nash's Pasadena (796-0351) lo ar- range for a refund or new picture, free, based on your receipt.-He said they find no record, cither there or at Producers, of your complaint. Q. Congestion in southwest Pasadena, from dai- ly shutlling of Santa Fe freight trains between 4 and 6 p.m., is unbearable. Can anything be done to relieve the situation? H.P., Pasadena. A. The city must have those signals at Arroyo Parkway tied In to (he railway signals at Califor- nia Boulevard and Del Mar Boulevard, as re- quired by the Interstate Commerce Commission and Public Utilities Commission. A city Public Works spokesman said, though, that they are working with the PUC to permit the light to go green when Ihe train has cleared, instead of wail- ing lhat extra cycle. He will also see if 4iic, left (urn arrow" on Dr-l Mar can go green when (he is there, so that cars, at least, ACTION TJNE: Sni> Page 2 INSIDE TODAY Arbitration Bill Hit Pasadena's Board of Directors unani- mously opposed a bill which would mandate compulsory binding arbitration for police and fire personnel. (Page Bridgn..............12 Comics............B15 Crossword B13 Deaths............Bin Editorial............16 Finance..........B7-10 12 People A2, 3 Sports ............B2-5 Television 12 Theatres C7 Whereto Phones: Pasadena area 796-0311, Kast Valley 4452434, Los Angeles 681-4871. News desk phone afler hnurs 681-4874. Sports after hours 681-4873. For delivery of a 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. and 7 a.m. to a.m. Sunday; subscribers io the Morning edition, 7 a.m. to a.m. Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to a.m. Sunday. Council Members Elected Turnout Heavy In Area Vote By WANDA TUCKER Staff Writer Voters in Star-News area ci- ties gave votes of confidence to some of their cily council members at Tuesday's elec- tions, but In others some in- cumbents were defeated by political newco'mers, or by re- treads. Winners will be sworn in for four year terms at each city council's reorganization meet- ing next Tuesday. Relatively heavy turnouts were reported in most cities, but the youth vole failed to reg- ister significantly, with none of the dozen young candidates for election successful in their pol- itical debuts. Three San Marino incumbent councilmen easily slaved off a challenge from Steve Kir- sclmer, 19, who waged an ag- gressive campaign but failed to win enough voles lo endanger the incumbents. Re-elected were Couiicitmen Ben Eaton and Joe Lewis, both appointed in 1971, and veteran Councilman Maurice Jones Jr., who has served the city since 1964. One of the major defeats for an incumbent came in South Pasadena, where Robert. Mc- Callum, the only councilman seeking another term, trailed Fletcher Swan, South Pasadena businessman, and Joseph Bie- sek, strong advocale of the wesleriy roule for the Long Beach Freeway and foe of the State-adopled Meridian Avenue roule. Michael A. Smith, Ihe only candidate favoring Ihe Meri- dian line, came in last. Edward A..Rislow was.elect- ed city 'treasurer, outpolling Ihree female challengers. SUPT. RALPH HORNBECK entering business School Head Hornheck Resigns Post By JACK COOK Staff Writer Ralph Hornbeck resigned Tuesday nighf from his post as superintendent of Ihe Pasadena Unified School District, effec- tive at the end of the school year in August. He told the board ot educa- tion that he was leaving "lo serve in an executive capacity in a highly successful Califor- nia-based-firm. In fact, I will have tKe opportunity of opening and heading a Pasadena office for this firm, enabling me to continue to be a part of. the present and future of this out- standing city." Hornbeck told the Slar-News later that he would be working as an exEciilive for National General West, a Fullerton- based firm which in real eslale investments. In 1966 and 1967, he was the. president of Selected Property while he was on a leave of absence from the district. Election Returns ARCADIA (22 of 22 precincts) Two City Council Seats Helms (inc.) ..............4637 Gill) 3458 Saclid 3905 Scott.......................3986 City Clerk .Van Maanen 6768 AZUSA of 2H precincts') Two City Council Seats Decker (inc.) .............1550 Rubio (inc.) ...............1614 Castenada .................12tt3 Gall ........................239 Schudar City Clerk Klarr (inc.) ...............2276 City Treasurer Taliey (Inc.) ..............1883 Hill Civil Service Amendment Yes .......................IB" No 800 DUARTE (5 of 5 precincts) Two City Council Seats Watson Coughlin Mitchell W DUARTE SCHOOL BOARD (8 of 8 precincts) One School Board Seat Costa ......................1083 King ......................1569 GlENDORA (17 (if 17 precincts) Two City Council Scats Finkbinrr (inc.) ...........2025 M.'ttill One.) ..............H36 Fisher 391 Ilisgen ....................267 Miller .....................2554 Robertson ..................1299 Warner 301 Zimmpr xWlthdnw City Clerk Hr-aton (inc.) .............3289 MONROVIA (15 of 15 precincts) Two Cily Council Seats Ferguson (inc.) ...........2-192 Mnunljny (inc.) ...........2881 Weber .....................1913 City Clerk Wilson (inc.) ..............2439 Li vcrninre................I full City Treasurer Herb ......................22S8 Lyons .....................1751 ROSEMEAD (3.) of S3 precincts) Three Oily Council Seats Anderson (inc.) ..........2339 Pike (inc.) 1937 Taylor (inc.) .............1844 Alhert 476 Bernmcn................. 940 Bradley.................. 819 Cianciola................. 1226 Clair 259 Gonzalcs 650 Loivrey 1279 Whiddon 1365 Aguilar 77 Official write-in candidate SAN GABRIEL (17 of 17 precincls) Three Cily Council Scats Falabrino (inc.) Kennedy (inc.) ............3667 McGinley Monies....................3407 SAN MARINO (6 bl 6 precincts) Three City Council Scats Eaton (inc.) 1891 Jones (inc.) 1821 Lewis (inc.) 1859 Kirsclmer................ 645 SIERRA MADRE (5 of 5 precincls) Two City Council Seats Corp (inc.) 932 Rudolph (inc.) .....'.......1069 Compton 289 Delgatto.................. 1082 City Clerk Warfcl (inc.) .............1582 City Treasurer Schwartz (inc.) 1571 Water Bond Issue YPS.......................1372 No........................ 434 SOUTH PASADENA (15 nf 15 precincts) Two City Council Seals McCallum (inc.) ..........1969 Bicsck 2178 Garrison 1814 Smith 525 Swan 2415 Wagner...................1386 City Clerk Merrill (inc.) 4788 Cily.Trcasurer Christopher............... 221 Moran ..................i. 1064 Podcsla 1633 Rixtow ...................2403 TEMPLE CITY (ifiof 16 precincts) Two City Council Seats Tyrcll (inc.) ISM Berkley Kl'i Dennis 1609 799 Future U.S. Troop Pullouts Unsure Decision On May 1 Date Due WASHINGTON (AP) Re- publican congressional leaders emerged from a two-hour meeting with President Nixon today and said "we honestly don't know" whether Nixon will continue withdrawal of U.S. forces from Vietnam after May.l. Senale GOP leader Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania also said Am- bassador. William J. Porter, chief U.S. negotiator in the sus- p e n d e d Paris peace talks, would have a statement on the negotiations "before long." Nixon has said he will make another announcement con- cerning withdrawals by May 1. According -to his timetable, U.S. troop strength in Vietnam will be at men on that date.! House Republican Leader Gerald Ford, of Michigan, one of 20 Congress members at- tending the meeting in the Cab- inet room, reported thai Nixon has made no decision on whelh- er wilhdrawals would continue after May 1. Ford said there has never been n Omnmilment thai wilh- drawals would continue. "I don't think you can assume any- thing al Ihis point." Congressmen Briefed Ford, who said president ia-1 adviser Henry Kissinger gave .tjie. congress-' expressed confidence' ihe SbUth Vietnam- ese "will be able lo meet Ihe challenge of the invasion from the North with our air and sea power." Both Ford and Scoll said lhat Nixon has strong backing from ..the American people in his con- duct of the Vietnam policy. Zie- gler, who stepped lo the micro- phone when Scott and Ford faced sharp questioning on withdrawals, said Nixon has not made a decision on any continuing pulloul after May 1. "It will depend on circumsl- ances thai exisl he said. Rockets Hit Base Nearly a score of Norlh Viet- namese rockets slammed into the Da Nang area early Thurs- day, apparently hilling near Ihe U.S. air base. There was no immediate re- porl on casualties or damage. Meanwhile, attacking behind saturation bombing by U.S. B52s, the encircled and bat- lered defenders of An Loc al- lempted loday to force back part of Ihe North Vietnamese siege force threatening Ihe provincial capital north of Sai- gon. A government re- lief force remained stalled 15 miles south of the town after being hit with heavy mortar fire and ground atlacks. A better part of the govern- ment's 5th Division is boltleri up in the lown 60 miles norlh of Saigon. The threat to Ihe lown appeared lo lessen somewhat when Iroops were helicop- tered in Tuesday to reinforce the defenders. 'Roy of Year' THE EYES HAVE IT Testing these Head Start-Children for visual health is Mrs. Leila Cosla, medical coordinator. Youngsters are, nhoto by Herb slioebrlrfge from left, Elizabeth Emmons, -4; Amy Ishi- gura, 5, Moniquc Myles, 4, and Miguel Gulindo, 4. Pasadena's Project Head v Start Is Sensible Program By CARTKR DARKER Slnff Wrilcr Set up to prepare youngslors for -Project flea'dVSfS'rl lias lilarally" saved lives "and senses of some of Take, for example, the 4- year-old boy with a hole in his heart. He was one of the hundreds of children, 4- and 5-year-old pre-kindergartners, who have passed through Ihe Head Slarl program since il was founded in 1965. During Ihe routine ex- amination by a volunleer doc- lor, the ventricular defect in hishearl was discovered. "Had il not been, he might noi be alive reports Mrs. Leila Cosla. RN, coordi- nator of the medics! dnd dental services provided by Head Slarl and ils volunteers. "This is because his mother wouldn't have known how lo limit his activity." The-lad was too small al Ihe time for surgery. An operalion still is in the offing, bul mean- while the child goes regularly to a cardiologist. Head Start, currently head- quartered at 1367 N. Fair Oaks Ave., moves fast when it has to. Take, for another example, Ihe hyperactive boy who had been put keep -him manageable. When he arrived at Head Slarl, Ihcy found he had a severe ear infection and much more. The boy's hearing was so im- paired he had learned how lo read lips. Bul he had to gel so close, and even climb on -people 10 see their moulhs move, be- cause his vision was impaired. Hence Ihe feeling he was hy- peractive. The Head Slarl. volunteers found thai Ihe ear infeclion had followed a huge accumulation of wax, which was pressing on his optic nerve, hence Ihn increasing blindness. Afler consullalion wilh ex- perts at Pasadena's HEAR Foundation, Ihe Head Start people ilalermincd that sur- gery was imperative. "The boy will olherwise be permanently Mrs. Cosla said al Ihe. time. "We've jusl got to save Bul other problems loomed. 11 turned oul thai Ihe child and his family were on welfare and Restoration of Death Penalty Gets Backing By BOB SCHMIDT Star-News State Bureau SACRAMENTO Advocates of the e a t h penalty to- day began mapping strategy to secure passage in the State Senate of a proposed constitu- tional amendment restoring Ihe punishmenl in California. The Senate Judiciary Com- mittee early today ended more than five hours of testimony by voling 8-5 lo-send tile proposal, SCA 13 by Sen. George Deuk- mejian, R-Long Beach, to the full senate for consideration. Dnukmcjian's measure would, if placed on Ihe Novem- ber ballot by legislative action and approved by Ihe volers, overturn a 6-1 decision by Ihe slate supreme court last Feb. 18 lhal capital punishment vio- lales the California constitu- tion. Pasadenan Cited by Agnew WASHINGTON (AP) A student who was elected president of his school for five straight years was named leday as "National Boy of Ihe Year" of the Boys Clubs of America and was lauded by Vice Presidenl Spiro T. Agnew. Rodrigo "Roddy" Gucrra Jr., a 16-year-old !op honors student al Polytechnic School in Pasa- dena, was selected from 10 regional winners represent- ing some 070 Boys Clubs. The gold colored plaque pre- sented by Apnpw said Roddy was "chosen from more Ihan members as Boy of Ihe Year for 1072." Roddy said "I'm really px- cilcd and honored. It is a great responsibility to represent a million boys." The youngster belonged to tho Villa Street branch of Hie Pasadena Boys Club for eight years. He was school president al Hamilton Klcmonlary School ir. the fourth, fifih and sixlh grades and was elected again al Polytechnic in Ihe seventh and eighth grades. He won letters in baseball, basketball, trark Icnnis, maintained a per cent aver- age in a nalional scholastic lost; made the all-city honor hand as a Inimpnlnr and chief percussionisl; tutored members who wore weak in science; and won Hie Pasadena Kiwnnis ju- venile citizenship award. During Ihis lime Roddy suf- fered fractured ribs playing basketball, had a near-blinding baseball accident and had brain hemorrhage in Hie ?ev- rnlh grade. Thn award carries win-, it i scholarship from the Readers Dispst '-'oumlalion. Roddy sajs hp plans lo so lo .Stanford University lo become a radiologist. the certificate malting him eli- gible lor an operalion had been mislaid. Bureaucratic red tape .was ready lo deafen the boy. The eniire-Heiia'siHrL staff swung into action. Telephone calls were'made lo Sacramen- lo, thence lo public authorities in Los Angeles. The right per- sons were reached. "We gol telephonic approval for Ihe lad lo gel into Ihe Hun- linglon Memorial Hospilal right Mrs. Cosla re- calls. "You should see the boy now. He's still in our program, bul with no more tranquilizers, ear agony or triple vision. "And afler all this, he won't even be 5 years old until July." Unlike lhat boy, who re- ceived whal Mrs. Costa calls a "head Head most of the 225 children in Hie program lo- day are healthy. All, however, are tested lor sickle cell ane- mia and for chronic upper re- spiratory ailments, like incipi- ent tuberculosis. "The majorily of Ihe children have some .denial re- ports Mrs. Cosla. "Thai's our biggest area, and our biggest expense. We do need more vol- unleer dentists." The medical-denial coordina- tor, who has been with Head Slart since ils beginning, also hopes there will be space for a small infirmary in whatever new quarters the project finds. II is being forced lo relocate because its presenl building is lo be razed. Oscar Winner Not Impressed Gene Hackman had some la- conic answers for queslioners the day afler receiving an Os- car as Ihe best aclor of 1971.. At TwenMoth Century Fox studios in Hollywood, where he was at work Tuesday, on a new movie, a newsman asked if he could say whal it meant to him lo win an Academy award. Hackman had a deadpan reply. he said. "I can't." In an interview lalcr Hack- niiin was asked if winning an Oscar had given him Ihe chance to pick and choose roles. "No." he replied. "In fact, I pot turned down for one to- day." He didn'l say what the part was. Lindsay on Ballol SACRAMKNTO (AIM -John V. Lindsay's name will appear nn the California presidential primary balloi even though the York mayor has with- drawn fiom Hip Democratic nomination conipsi, Secretary o( Kdmund G. Brown Jr. said Tuesday. f. ;