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Pasadena Independent Topics (Newspaper) - June 30, 1971, Pasadena, California DONE Action Line is year service, solving Vow problems, getting your answers, cut- tiny red tape and standing up for your rights. To get action write ACTION LINE Star-News, 525 E. Colorado Blvd.. Pan- Calif. 91109. I am a widow, 70. My husband died in. March, right after that his Social Securi- ty stopped. Also, my old age pension was cut, this month, from to In January I had to give ijp the house we had been buying, and how I'm be- hind In my rent. Can you help straighten this out? B. F., Pasadena. A. The check yon would gel from your bus- bund's Social Security would be, not what he Lad been getting, but the difference between widow's pension and your own Social Security worker's benefit. And both these (mounts would be deduct- ed from the welfare (OAS) amount. The OAS went down because they thought your Social Security was going up. While yon may not have as much coming as you may havo thought, the Pasadena office called Chicago S.S. and found that the com- puter had made a mistake. They think you'll have a check by now. Meanwhile, a worker has oxplained to your landlady, and the welfare case worker, who will also have money for you. Q. I may-be buying acreage in California, Ore- gon or the northwest. Where may I send soil sam- ples for a test? H. M., Sierra Madre. A. Yon are being sent a six-page informative leaflet on soil tests, listing names and addresses of such specialists, compliments of the county Farm and Home Advisor, 808 N. Spring St., Room 8IW, 1-.A. 90012 Q. My husband started his tour of duty in Viet- nam Dec. 12, 1966, and was killed in action in March. Before he died he had sent me his income tax return to be filed, together with a notice that said, "a member of the Armed Forces who dies on active duty, during an induction period and while serving in a combat zone (does not owe) fed- eral income tax for Hie year he dies, or for anv prior year ending on or after the first day he served m a combat zone." When I filed his return, I understood I would get a refund for the in income taxes, withheld from his 1966 Army pay. But on Aug. 25, 1967, Internal Revenue notified me, instead, that I still owed them 32 cents, in- cluding penalty and interest. It lias been on my mind all these years that I should have had a re- fund so I wrote IRS March 2, 1971, and sot no reply. G. D., Alhambra.' A. You may have missed (he deadline by 6 weeks. IRS regulations extend the 3-year re-open- ing deadline, for such war victims, by 180 days plus tinie served in Vietnam. This would have giv- en you until about mid-January, 1II7I, to contest Hie you didn't write until March. There is still time to claim refund any money withheld from his Army pay in 19li7 and from your 19G7 earnings, too, if you tiled a join! return in April, 1968. IKS is investigaling, nnd will let you know what you may have coining. Q- Our son sent to World Field Research 7 months ago and has had no reply except the can- cel led check. We were told lo ask for money back if desux-d, which we do and did-no answer yet If many like us fell for this, can you follow up with any information? G. T., Pasadena. A. Many others have, believed UK, claim of World Field Keseareli to pay correspondents for evaluating new products. For instance, one of our readers was paid for her evaluation in JffiOMs (Field Research Opinion Money) north toward merchandise, they sell "at outlandish prices" or in cash. She scut in five FKOMS for cash in Feb- ruary and has yet to receive any money. The firm is currently under investigation by the postal au- thorities, but in some cases the registration fee has been refunded as a result of action by the Bet- ter Business Bureau. For the standard complaint form, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Better Business Bureau, 417 S. Hill St., IMS Angeles 90013. NOTE ACTION LINK symetimes helps readers lo- cale, hnidtn-jind items or services, ilenliun a} an individual or business firm here dues not mean endorsement. ACTION LINE cannut in- vestigate and approve or condemn products. Action Line IS A PAGE 1 DAILY FEATURE Star-News at your newsstand or phone 796-0311 for home delivery PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 1971 State Smog Chief Duarte, Sheriffs Backs Hefty' Hike Meet on Contract In Gasoline Taxes Crest Freeway Route Still Possible Venture Tlie chairman of (lie California Air Resources Board said in Los Angeles Monday lie favors a hefty increase in state gas taxes to finance a bal- anced transportation system. Dr. A. J. Haagan-Smit, a pioneer smog scien- tist, said he thinks that the gas should be boosted by at least 3 cents per gallon with the proceeds going to rapid transit and bus service as an alter- native to the automobile. "We have been killed by the automobile and we have to start he said. A California .motorist pays seven cents state tax and four cents federal tax on every gallon of gas he buys in the state. Haagan-Smit said lie didn't think the extra three cents per gallon would deter anybody from driving. "I don't look at the price of he said! "I go to the place where the fellow is friendly." Haagan-Smit, who appeared as a witness be- fore the county Environmental Quality Control Committee, discussed the gas tax proposal later with newsmen. He said he would urge the plan as part of a. package of recommendations which the state board will make next year. During .testimony before the committee, the question 61' gas- rationing- was. raised by. Ellen Stern Harris, a county member of the committee. Airs. Harris 'said she felt that such rationing would be needed along with a "zero growth" policy of both population and energy production in order to curb smog. Haagan-Smit said that such ideas deserve con- sideration. He said, however, that -he felt an ex- tremely high tax on gasoline might be a better de- terrant than rationing. Such a tax, he said, would have to be much greater than the three cent increase he was con- templating for rapid transit. The Los Angeles Air Pollution Control District came under sharp criticism from a San Diego en- vironmentalist "at the committee's afternoon ses- sion. Ernst Habicht, chairman of the Environmental Advisory Committee of tlie San Diego Port District, claimed that APCD's public relations efforts have resulted in tlie agency getting a "tarnished reputa- tion amongst many concerned citizens." "It is long past time when we recognized that no amount of public relations will cope with our increasing inability to he said. "There is no good reason why the APCD nhoul'd take upon its meager shoulders the respon- sibility of defending the virginity of such worthy corporate enterprises as Standard Oil of California or (lie Ethyl the speaker continued. Habicht also criticized the local smog district for signing an agreement with the American Pe- troleum Institute where tlie institute will pick up the tab for a study of air monitoring data. He said that the institute was "hardly a disin- terested party." Duarte city councilmen will meet tonight with representatives of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department in an attempt to work out a contract for law enforcement coverage for the city for fiscal year 1971-72, members disclosed Monday night. The present contact with the Sheriff's Department runs out midnight June 30 and councilmen have offered the department for the year's coverage. A reaction for the Sheriff's De- partment indicates that figure would not be adequate to provide the minimum amount of coverage. Prior to the 8 o'clock meeting tonight the council will hold an executive session with City Attorney William Camil to determine the city's legal position in the matter. During Monday night's meeting council Robert Harbicht asked what would happen if the city held to its limit and the Sheriff's Dept. refused to provide coverage for that figure. This is apparently the question that the council will attempt to settle by meeting with the city attorney. The Sheriff's Dopt. has indicated to the city that it would cost to continue the existing level of protection. However, the department feels that even that figure isn't adequate. Of Local Note BRIDGE CLASS DUE An evening class in bridge in-, struction will be offered by the San Gabriel Recreation Depart- ment from to p.m. for eight v.-eeks beginning Wednes- day. The class to be directed by Mrs. Rosemary McDonald Gay will deal with actual play- ing of the hand, iiot bidding. The class is to be limited in size and thus early registra- tions are advised. Additional information and registrations by telephoning 289-0123 or visit- ing the Department office, 250 S. Mission Drive, San Gabriel. GIFT FOR CHILDREN The School ceived elation from the Save the Children Foundation, an inter- national child welfare organiza- tion with headquarters in Nor- walk Conn. The students made a contribution of 5200 towards the foundation's General Self- Help Fund. The fund's purpose is to help children, their fami- lies and communities overcome the causes of poverty so that tlie children may be exposed to new opportunities. students of Westridge in Pasadena have re-' a certificate of appre- DIVING CLASS Wcliare Property Tax Cut Supported George R. Reilly, a member of the State Board of Equalization, has announced support of a state constitutional amendment proposed by Supervisor Warren Doni.lo remove welfare from the property tax. "Local county governments are facing bank- ruptcy unless this obligation is removed from coun- ty tax Reilly said. ABOARD MOTORHOME ROSES-I: Our camp- er hears the California license plate ROSES-1 for which I paid extra, believing the bureaucrats why, T don't know that the money would go tor environmental improvement. My wife scolded me for wasting money when I told her I'd ordered a personalized plate, but I used psychology. I told her I'd ordered one with her name on it, and this drove her wild. She said she'd lie too embarrassed, and would never, ever, drive the vehicle again. When I confessed that my choice was ROSES-1 she was so relieved that she conceded the whole thing was a good idea, and agreed when I pointed out that the camper itself was a luxurious frivolity so why not bo ftlvolous in its licensing. Especially when there was a chance (and I still think it's only a chance) that the money might do as much Sood as a march against smog. McCnnnett will ht resumed HcCflnnelfi "Diving, Plain and is to be taught Monday through Friday at Smith Park Pool, 232 W. Broadway, San Gabriel, be- ginning Monday from to a.m. Students must, hold Evans to Be New Head of Pantry Chain By BRENT IIOWELL Business-Finance Editor R. Ted Wood, president of Pantry Markets, will retire on July 1, leaving himself does not seek recognition for his work. "The way people think in this society is that they want to he recognized, and they don't care who they step on to do it. In Hopi villages we believe the ilolls are made by Kachinas. How awful for my child to see my name on the doll and to know daddy made this. It kills the Sanla Claus idea." Honanie has been recognized for his work, though. His doll displays have been admired by patrons of the Southwest Mu- seum and local libraries, and he has won first place at the Arizona State Fair. Honanie left the reservation when he was about 10 years old, and "all I could say was yes, ma'am and no, ma'am." He completed his education at the Sherman Institute in Rivcr- s i d e and the Trailfinders School, then in Altadena. His wife, a Choctaw Indian, was born in Los Angeles. Their son is married lo a Na- vaho girl he met at Arizona State Teachers College, and they have three children. Hu- bert Jr. is 32 years old and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He, too, is interested in the Hopi culture, and although he iloosn'v want to live permanent- ly on the Arizona reservation, "it would be nice to have a summer home there." He explained that it is com- mon today for the Indian men to spend their weekdays in working and spend INDIANA Sec. 28 Proposal Shown on State Map By WANDA TDCKER Staff Writer There still are plans in the offing Tor a future Angeles Crest (Route 2) Freeway ex- tending from La Canada north and east through the moun- tains, the Star-News has learned. Although State Division of Highways officials are reluc- tant to discuss tlie subject, the proposed feeeway, running roughly along the route of the existing Angeles Crest High- way, is shown on the state's Freeway and Expressway Sys- tem for District Seven. The freeway and expressway system map calls it (lie Route 2 Freeway. This would make it an extension of the Route 2 (GJendale) Freeway now under construction in several areas including La Canda, where a portion of the Glendale Free- way is being built in connection with construction of the Foot- hill Freeway (Interstate 210) through La Canada from Ocean View Boulevard to Hampton Road. Million Project The 519 million project which is under way includes construe-, tion of an interchange between the Glendale (Route) 2 Free- way and the Foootnill Free- way, as well as an interchange with tlie existing Angeles Crest Highway, which also is known as Route 2. Angeles Crest recently was nametj as a scenic highway by the state but no mention was made at that time of the possi- ble future freeway. La Canadans, however, sav that they were told some years ago that plans for the Angeles Crest Freeway had been dropped. Nevertheless, 'a series of white dots, is shown for the Route Freeway, roughly along the present Angeles Crest Highway alignment, on the state's map. The map legend indicates the status of the fu- ture Route 2 Freeway exten- sion as "Route not adopted, ex- act location not determined." That is correct, says a state Highway spokesman. Route studies for the possible extension of the Route 2 Free- way through the mountains are not even scheduled to begin un- til the late 1970s, and even that is tentative, he said. la Canada Terminus For the time being, and for quite a few years in any case, tlie northern end of the Route 2 Freeway will be at the 210 Freeway in La Canada, the State highway representative emphasized. The Glendale Freeway now is open to traffic for about miles from Glendale Boulevard to Fletcher Driva at Avenue X in Glassell Park. Besides tlw project already under way, extending tlie fren- way from Hriv.i in Gler.rtale to the Foothill Free- way in Crescents and La Canada, a series of other prc jects for the same freeway have been funded by the State Highway Commission. From Montecito Drivo south to the Ventura-Colorado (Route 134) Freeway, construction planned in two states, begin- ning early in 1972.
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