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   Star-News (Newspaper) - August 19, 1975, Pasadena, California                             WEATHER TODAY Late Sports Complete Weather Reports on Page A2 CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 1975 K Jf A if f 1 1 r Senate Overrides police ON STRIKE State School Cuts POLICE PICKET LINE Striking San Francisco police officers carry their placards as they parade outside Wircphnln Northern station Monday after the Board of Supervisors turned down their demand for a 13 per cent pay raise. Alhambra S.F. Police Walk Out Over Pay Alhambra's property tax rate will go up one penny for every of assessed valuation if the City Council approves the city manager's recommendation at a meeting tonight. The extra raising the tax rate from to is due to increases in retirement benefits, City Manager Harry Scott said. The council is scheduled to meet at .m. in city hall. But members will open the meeting first at p.m. and adjourn to a closed session. At the open meeting, the council agenda calls for a decision on stop signs on 3rd and 7th streets at Norwood Place and at Concord and Westminster avenues. The council will also consider a request for special golf rates for senior citizens. Final action on a property trade between the city and Pacific Telephone Co. is also scheduled. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Policemen angered by the city's refusal, to meet their 'pay demands walked off the job Monday and a department spokesman said more than 90 per cent of the force was on strike. However, police spokesman said all major emergencies were being met but conceded the walkout was having a major impact on law en- forcement capabilities. Pickets sur- rounded the city's police stations as a slightly chilly fog enshrouded the city. The walkout began despite a vow by Mayor Joseph L. Alioto to fire any officer who failed to report for work. But there was no immediate indica- tion that any firings had taken place. Police Chief Donald Scott said the department would curtail its routine services but would continue to han- dle emergencies. "Major crimes such as rape, robbery, murder and serious. Court OKs Abortions Without Consent of Parents, Husband NEW ORLEANS (AP) Minors may have abortions without their parents' consent and .wives may have abortions without asking their husbands, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. 'In ruling two Florida abortion MATTHEWS TO RAP FREEWAY CUT AT MEET Pasadena Mayor Tim Matthews and possibly other representatives of Pasadena will appear at a State Highway Commission meeting in Sacramento Wednesday to argue against deletion of the .Long Beach (Route 7) Freeway from the 1975-76 budget, The State Department of Tran- has recommended that completion of-'the freeway from. Columbia Street to Green Street in Pasadena be deleted from this year's budget because of doubts the money would be used. Pasadena officials have in the past opposed any deletion or diversion of fundSj earmarked for Route 7 because they fear it would mean an eventual delay when the project is ready to go forward. The commission will be hearing presentations Wednesday morning from the Southern California Rapid Transit District, the Southern California Association of Governments and the City of Long Beach urging that rapid transit pro- jects be funded with some of the state gas tax funds now budgeted for highway projects. Time will be allowed for Maththews' appearance, a state spokesman said. statutes unconstitutional, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirm- ed the decision of a federal court in assaults will be answered, but such things.as barking dogs and broken windows will he said. A spokesman for Alioto said Scott had assured the mayor that "there is no reason for panic." He said a meeting between the mayor, police and other officials- would be held this morning. "It's worse than we thought it would said information officer Michael O'Tople. Gerald Crowley, head of the police union, told a news conference that the strikers would provide emergency services only if the board of supervisors agreed to negotiations. At -several station houses, police cadets were manning posts usually taken by patrolmen. Department of- ficials said supervisory personnel would handle other tasks. The police demand for a 13 per cent raise would co_st the city an es- timated million-and would put them at parity with Los Angeles police. Before the board's vote. Super- visor John L. Molinari, chairman of its legislative and personnel com- mittee, said he thought that 'the 6.5 per cent raise was "fair and equitable." The board, then approved it unanimously. Members of Fire Fighters Local court said teen-age girl's physical and psychological health. "The magnitude of the minor's interest suggests that the developmental differences Between adults and minors do not warrant denying constitutional protection to the minor's said the appeals court. 1 .The appeals court said it expected most girls would consult their parents, but that its decision would prevent a hostile set of parents from making a decision hot in the best interests of their daughter. The rights of a husband posed another problem. The court noted first that the statute dealt with the husband not necessarily the fetus's father and added, "the rights of the husband, which arguably spring from his interest in the fetus, are of doubtful applicability in this case." "The state may secure the man's procreative rights by merely making unconse'nted abortion a grounds for it suggested. 230 Firemen Battle Lytle Creek Blaze SAN BERNARDINO (AP) More than 230 fire fighters were battling a blaze Monday in Lytle Creek Canyon, about 17 miles northwest of here. Earl Everest, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service, said the fire broke out near the Stockton Flat campgrounds and consumed about 30 acres of heavy timber and brush. sanction from the San Francisco Labor Council. The council is to act on that request Wednesday, and the fire fighters have scheduled a meeting for this morning. Nationalizing U.S. Oil Near In Venezuela CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) The Venezuelan Senate on Monday pass- ed legislation that would nationalize the country's oil industry, most of which is operated by U.S. oil firms. The measure was sent to the Chamber of Deputies, or lower house, where approval is expected. It will then be sent to President Carlos Andres Perez for signature, probably later this week. The bill provides for the payment of compensation not to exceed the net book value of the companies', assets, officially estimated at billion. The measure also stipulates that all the companies must hand over their concessions to the state on Dec. 31. The nationalized industry will be run by a new state oil company call- ed Petroleos Venezolanos. The companies, which include Ex- xon, Shell, Gulf Oil, Mobil, Sun Oil and Texaco, have estimated their Venezuelan interests at almost five times the billion government es- timate. Legislature Deals Brown Worst Loss SACRAMENTO (AP) The Senate voted Monday to override Gov. Edmund Brown Jr.'s cut of a S115-million school aid bill, handing Brown the biggest legislative defeat of his administration. It was the. first time that either house of the Democratic-dominated legislature had overriden a veto by the Democratic chief executive. A two-thirds Assembly vote is needed to complete the override. The possibility of that happening increased Monday when Assembly Speaker Leo McCarthy dropped his unyielding opposition to an override. McCarthy, D-San Francisco, said through a spokesman that he was still opposed to an override but would vote with the Assembly Democratic majority. That Assembly vote probably will come when the lower house meets Thursday. If the Assembly follows the Senate, the bill would provide more per pupil in state aid, compared to per pupil in the bill signed by Brown last Thursday. The last time the legislature overrode a veto was in January 1974 when lawmakers voted to reverse Gov. Ronald Reagan's veto of a men- tal hospital bill. After the override Brown said the million he left in -the bill was "reasonable." "Holding the line on government spending is not Brown said in a statement: "But any other course will certainly lead to new taxes. "The amount of money provided by this bilPas signed is1 he added. "Adding million to the biHion California now spends each year on schools will not materially improve education but it will reduce funds available for other worthy programs." But override supporters argued that restoring the million would help ease the burden on property tax- payers and provide schools with bad- ly needed funds. "This is not a question of spite toward the said .Sen. Ralph Dills, D-Gardena. "We are in disagreement with the governor on the matter of fin'ance. The schools are in dire need of this additional money." He said the. bill would help offset the tax burden on local property tax owners because of a greater-than- expected increase in assessed valuation. "Twenty-seven million is not a lot of he added. "It certainly is not going to break this state." No one spoke against the override. Assemblyman William Campbell, a Hacienda Heights Republican who had opposed Brown's cutback, said he thought chances of an Assembly override were "excellent." "The Republicans, the ones I've talked to, have agreed to hold tight, to act as a he added. Chrysler Yields: Will Fix, Test Smog Flunkers SACRAMENTO (AP) Chrysler Corp. has "yielded to our demand" and agreed to repair and test 1975 cars that flunked state anti-smog standards, California's Air Resources Board chairman said Monday. Torn Quinn, the chairman, an- nounced'the ban last Saturday on Chrysler Corp. cars with 440 cubic inch displacement engines, starting Monday. He said sales will not be allowed to resume until tests confirm that state standards are met. "Any car which can be fixed and which passes the test can then be Quinn said. photo hy Ed Norgord THE DERRICK AND ROBERT SHOW Robert Young (he couldn't be the one on TV at age 6th grade, takes 2nd place for making a cross section of an oil well at Marshall Fundamental School in Pasadena. Fundamentally, 'Everyone' Wants to Get Into Act The Star-News today presents the second of a series of articles ex- ploring the. ronrepl of fundamental schools and arguments for and against. The Editor By DICK LLOYD Staff Writer Henry Myers had just returned from Marysville where for two days he had been explaining what he and his colleagues on the Pasadena School Board believe to be the answer to the nation's dilemma of plummeting educational achieve- ment. The school board president had barely gotten to work than he was answering yet another call on the SECOND IN A SERIES same subject. His calendar noted'an upcoming appointment with an aide to Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr., who was being sent because the governor wanted to know more about it. "It is like this all the Myers told the Star-News. "I've been all over the.country telling people about the fundamental school. People everywhere want to get one going." Since Pasadena opened a fun- damental school under Myers' in- sistence two years ago, the district has become the focus of national attention, he. said. More than queries from neatly every state have been received asking how to start a fundamental school similar to Myers. An endless train of delegations scheduled months in advance tours the Marshall and Sierra Mesa fun- riamental schools, he said, to see first hand an operation characterized by the slogan, "back to the basics." "I feel like the guy on top of a mountain who nudged a stone and started an Myers said. little seed we planted in Pasadena has spread like wildfire." Myers is convinced the fundamen- tal school concept is no flash in the pan. "If we hadn't started it in Pasadena, it would have started somewhere he said. Everywhere people-have the same Myers continued. "They say our children aren't learning how to read and write and aren't getting discipline. Fundamental schools are starting all across the country as the he said. "We get letters all the time." Continued on Page A7 Daring U.S. Pilot Flies E. German Girl to Freedom IN TODAY'S PAPER Dads Solve Vandalism Vandals caused in damage at El Monte's Cherrylee School in 1974-74, but in the past year the loss has totaled zero. Credit goes to a dedicated Parent Patrol manned by neighborhood fathers. Page Bl. SoPas Sues for County Data On CRA Fund Withholding Action Line A3 Bridge AID Comics A10 Crossword AID Deaths A9 Editorial A8 Finance B7-B7 Horoscope AID People A4-5 Sports B2-4 Television A9 Theatres A6 Phones: Pasadena area 706-0311. East Valley 445-24M. Los 681-4871. For delivery of a Missed paper: Call Irom 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Moiid.iy through Friday; 7 a.m.- II..VI a.m. Monday Ihrouch Saturday; 7 a.m.- a.m. Sunday. After hours newi tall only: 681-4875; sports: 681-4873. By'LUAINE SCHELIGA Staff Writer The City of South Pasadena has asked the U.S. District Court of California to issue a writ of mandate to the county asking why it has refus- ed to turn increment monies from the Altos de Monterey Project over to the city. According to City Manager Ted Coleman, there is a provision in the increment plan which would permit the city to utilize unused increment monies providing they would be applied to public improvements which are directly related to the project area. March 19 the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and the city entered into a contract in which- they agreed that the CRA would supply, the city with funds for these purposes, i.e. projects related to the Altos area for public im- provements. "This has nothing to do with downtown Coleman said. County Chief of Public Works Jerry Crump said earlier that the real question in the dispute was whether the original plan had con- templated these improvements. Coleman said that the writ will "force the county to show why they won't turn the money over to us, because it belongs to us." The case will be heard in October. A previous attempt by the city to amend the Altos plan to accomplish downtown rejuvenation was in- validated by the Los Angeles County Superior Court. At that time, the judge ruled that the plan was invalid because it cajled for applying funds from one project to finance another. In the ruling, Judge David Thomas admonished the city to "start a new project" rather than amend the original one. TRAUNSTEIN, West Germany (AP) In a daring flight across the Czech border, an American helicopter pilot flew an unidentified 14-year-old girl and two other East Germans to freedom Sunday. He said ground fire forced him to leave an injured East German woman and a friend behind. The pilot, 33-year-old Barry Meeker, was wounded in the elbow and hip and the girl was hit in the leg during the escape, but he managed to reach this Bavarian Alpine town 50 miles west of Milnich and 12 miles from the Austrian border. Meeker, a former Alpine rescue pilot who lives in Munich, told newsmen in fluent German that he flew the rescue mission at the re- quest of a friend identified by authorities only a "Thaddeus K. from a university city 60 miles north of Frankfurt. The pilot said he and Thaddeus K. took off in a bright red, rented helicopter Sunday morning from Munich's Riem Airport to meet an East German family at a prearrang- ed rendezvous in Czechoslovakia and fly them out. "Unfortunately, as I arrived, the family I was to pick up was not at the prearranged spot and for this reason the whole affair was Meeker said. "When the refugees arrived at the helicopter, I saw that the girl was shot in the he said. BARRY MEEKER shot in escape "Ahead of me was an elderly lady on the ground, obviously injured, and then suddenly bullets hit me right through the helicopter." He said he was forced to take off at once. "Unfortunately, my friend and the injured woman were left behind in Meeker said "Their fate is unknown." The woman's relationship to the girl was not immediately explained. Attorney for Pomona Police Arrested by Mayor An attorney representing Pomona police officers was placed under citizens arrest tonight by the mayor, after the city council passed a measure calling for a 5 per cent pay hike. Police were asking 12 per cent. Steven Silver was arrested by Mayor Ray Lip.ire on suspicion of disturbing as assembly or public meeting following the heated session.   

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