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   Progress-Bulletin (Newspaper) - June 13, 1970, Pomona, California                               V Progrcoo-Bullctin MAIL Vol. Number 134 POMONA. CAUF., SATURDAY EVENING. JUNE 13. 1970 SIM Gunshots Erupt Again In Jordan By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Scattered firing broke out to- day in Jordan after a day of calm that followed a cease-fire agreement between Krsg Hus- sein and Palestinian guerrillas. It could not be determined if Ihe firing signified renewed fighting in the Jordanian capit- al. Amman. The gunshots were heard the evacuation of the foreign community continued. One plane chartered by the International Committee of the Red Cress left Amman for Bei- It carried SO wives and children of U.N. personnel in Jordan as well as a group of Americans who were unable to make two planes that left Fri- day night with U.S. citizens aboard. Two more planeloads carry- ing 120 British dependents were expected to leave Amman later today. Foreigners leaving Jor- dan arc doing so voluntarily for their own safety and not at fhc request of the Jordanian gov- ernment. Throughout the morning. Am> iran radio appealed to the po- pulation to beware of groups at- tempting to spread false ru- mors and create more chaos. The broadcast said, however, that the situation was calm in all parts of the country. Amman radio also quoted a directive from the Foreign Min- istry of Jordanian embassies abroad asserting that normalcy had returned and that all signs of tension had disappeared in the capital. Tensions appeared to hax-c eased in Amman Friday after an Arab guerrilla leader freed 62 foreign hostages, saying he was satisfied" with concessions made by King Hussein. 3 Sections 42 Poges Flag Day Business Booming NEW YORK (AP) On the eve of Flag Day. Sunday, ban- ner makers and decal dis- tributors say business is at the top of the pole. "Demand is up sharply. I'd say over 100 per cent above last year." said a spokesman for Annin Co. in New York, the larger producer of cloth flags in the country. "It's more than the industry can handle." "We've doubled our sales in the last IS months." said H.J. Sanders general manager of Dettra Flag Co., Inc.. near San Francisco. In Virginia, an official of Mount Vemon Flagmakers said demand is greater than at any- time in memory, and New Eng- land flag factories report they arc running several weeks be- hind in filling orders. Prest-On Products Co. of New York says its sales of flag decals arc up 1C times from last year with about 730.000 of the index card-size decals sold so far this year. "We're selling them to poli- tical groups and to demon- strators, like the construction workers, and then there arc bulk saks-wc don't know where they a Prest-On spokesman said. "It's a patriotic effort; we're just hoping we can break even." said a spokesman for PepsiCoIa. which has offered a 3x5 foot cotton flag for S2.79 plus handling charges to custo- mers in the metropolitan New York area for about a month. The spokesman said Pepsi has received orders so far. More than a year ago. Rea- der's Digest insened a flag decal in copies of the maga- zine. Since then, a spokesman said, the magazine has sold or Riven away nearly 54 million decals. Many observers sec the in- creased display of the flag as a reaction by middle-class Ameri- c a n s to demonstrations in which U.S. flags were dese- crated or Viet Cong flags dis- played. Flags also liavc been used by antiwar groups. Manson Trial Opens Mon. LOS ANGELES (AP) Despite raucous dis- ruptions, ejection of defendants from court and a clutter of legal tangles, the long-delayed trial of four members of a hippie-type clan charged with the Sharon Tate murders remains scheduled to be- gin Monday. Superior Court Judge Charles H. Older ordered clan leader Charles Manson and three shapely wom- en followers removed from court Friday when they became unruly and indicated he'll do the same dur- ing the trial if they act up. Then the judge disposed of the last pretnal mo- tions which could have delayed the trial, refusing to art on some, including a motion for a continuance. The trial date was M-t in April. Mansnn and the three women were ejected for the third time Friday when they came to court and stood in a post- of extended at sides and heads bowed. The judge ordered bailiffs to put them in their scats, and a commotion ensued. Manson once called "Cod and "Christ" by his followers wrestled with three bailiffs as they held his wrists, tugged on his long mane of hair and tried to handcuff him. Red-laced and howling, he was led from court. The three other defendants Susan Atkins. 21. Leslie Van Houten. 20. and Patricia Krenwinkel. lowed. But first, the colorfully clad women shouted at the judge and spectators. The judge has indicated he will continue invoking rights outlined in a recent Supreme Court decision which allow an unruly defendant to be barred from court or bound and cagged during trial. They are charged in the macabre murders of blende, pregnant Miss Tate and six others. Soviet Spacemen Try for Record MOSCOW (UPI) Two Soviet cosmonauts whirled around the earth today and reported them- selves in good shape for the flight that seemed cer- tain to break the endurance record of U.S. astro- nauts. Col. Andrian Nikolaycv and Vitaly Sevastianov. who blasted off June 1, rode their two-room Soyuz 9 spacecraft past the 260 hour eight-minute mark at p.m. Friday. That surpassed the endurance achievement of the three-man crew of America's Apollo 7 in 1968. If the Soviet spacemen stay aloft past p.m. Monday, and Soviet space sources have said they will, they will break the record of 13 days and IS hours set in 1965 by the Gemini 7 mission, piloted by Frank Borman and James Lovell. A progress report circulated about mid-day today said the crew had completed their work day and begun a rest pcrido. "All the ships systems are func- tioning normallv." White House Denies Hickel Ouster Intent Aide Spikes Report Secretary Will Be Asked to Resign I i f r 1 :i V" III MIDAIR RESCUE A G! of the 50th Signal Battalion of the llith Airborne Corps holds onto another after an apparent miscue in a parachute domonMration Friday at Fort Moumnuth. N.J. Loth had jumped from a helicopter. Photo) Biweekly Payments Of Jobless Checks SACRAMENTO (AP) The state has decided to pay unemployment insurance recipients twice a month instead of week to cut down on office congestion and staff time. Gilbert L. Sheffield, director of the Department of Human Resources Development, announced Friday the switch to biweekly payments would be complete by midsummer at most unemployment insurance of- fices. Recipients in many areas of Southern California and the Central Valley and around San Francisco arc already being paid biweekly. Sheffield said of- fices in San Francisco and Oakland were expected to switch by July 1. A successful experiment started at the San Jose unemployment insurance office in March spear- headed the chance, with many recipients saying the biweekly payments save them bus money and job hunting time. Sheffield said some offices were experimenting with increased use of bills to save time. In Au- gust, he said, offices in Stockton and Modesto would experiment with payments by check instead of cash. Offices will continue to pay recipients on a weekly basis in cases of hardship, Sheffield added. The Weather Continued cloudy tonight with a chance of show- ers near the mountains. Occasional cloudiness Sunday with little morning sunshine. High today 68. low tonight 55. high Sunday 75. Friday's high" was 64. low this morning 55. KEY BISCAYNE. Fla. (AP) President Nixcn's official spokesman said today the White House has no intention of asking for the resi4r.ation cf Se- cretary of the Interior Walter J. Hickel. Press Secretary- Ronald L. Ziegler tcld reporters at the Florida White House. "I know of no intention for Secretary Hickel to leave his post." Asked if he meant to convey the impression that the admi- nistration chiefs would be hjp- py if Hickel remained in the Cabinet. Zieqler laughed and remarked. "How do you answer that without getting into The New York Times report- ed in its Saturday editions spe- culafcn that Hickel. anther cf a "le.iked" letter to Nixon ex- pressing discontent with admi- nistration attitudes toward young people, might soon resign or be dismissed. The newspaper said the most recent breach between Nixon and Hickel came Thursday when the interior secretary, it said, reportedly was told by the White House net to attend a bnefma on proposed leg- islauon to cancel 20 oil leases in the Santa Barbara. Calif., channel. Hickel was a drafts- man cf the proposal. Asked if Hickel was absent by his own choice from the White House bnefing for news- men, Ziegler replied. "Yes." He added that Htckel had held his own private session with se- lected reporters in advance of the White House announcement. Ziegler said he had talked during the morning with John D. Ehrhchnun. Nixon's domes- tic policy coordinator, and got the impression that, as of Fri- day night. Hickel was going ahead on a "business as usual" basis witn the White House. Qucting unnamed Capitol Hill sources m Washington, the Times said Hickel's successor may be Fred J. Russell, named under secretary of the interior to succeed Russell E. Train last March. The newspaper said Hickel was "deeply hurt and angered" that he was omitted from the list of briefers on the California, oil spill legislation. The Times added that Hickel has met privately with the President only once since May fi, when he sent a controversial letter to Ni.xcn suggesting thnt the administration was not suf- ficiently concerned with the at- tit-jde of young people. One official said Nixon pro- posed durina that meeting on .May fiickel run for his old job as governor of Ala-ska, but that Hickel had rejected the idea. In an interview with The As- sociated Press Friday. Hickel gave no indication he was ex- pecting to leave the Cabinet post. Asked why he did not run for .qovenror. Hickel said: "I just thought there was a job to do here, and it wasn't completed. I came down here to serve the President and I am going to stay here as long as he needs my services and wants my services." Hickel went todav to Stone- wall. Tex., for dedication of the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical site. Paratrooper In Dramatic Air Rescue FT. MONMOUTH. N.J. (AP) One man helped another safely to earth after an appar- ent miscue in a parachute dem- onstration. A U.S. Army spokesman said one soldier parachuted from a helicopter about up and then a second followed. Both chutes opened fully but the second jumper passed un- der the first one and in MI doing partially cut off the air in the first man's chute. The first man then began to descend more rapidly than he should. The second man saw the predicament and caught a line of the first man's chute so that it deployed correctly. He held the line until both des- cended safely. Two other men followed the first two in the training exer- cise by the 50th Signal Batal- lion of the 19th Airborne Corps from Ft. Bragg. N.C. The exer- cise was held Friday for West Point cadets visiting the Army Signal Center and School here." Interest of Justice1 Curfew Violators Cleared by Judge SANTA BARBARA (AP) Almost half of the 650 persons arrested during disorders, the last week in the student com- munity of hla Vista were free today, cleared by a judge who dismissed all thjrgcs "in the interest of justice." The charges of curfew vio- lation and failure to disperse, all stemming from a sit-in Wed- nesday were dismissed Fri- day by Municipal Court Judge Joseph Lodge preceding the second straight night of calm in Isla Vista. He said the 305 persons ar- rested Wednesday "Have al- ready incurred sufficient pu- nishment for an orderly, peace- ful demonstration." He noted many had remained in jail for lack of bail. After the action. Dist. Atty. David Mmier sought and re- ceived Lodge's disqualification from hearing any more cases arising from the disorders. Most arresu were for viol ilium of a p.m.-5 a.m. curfew. "I don't wanl to get the wrong i.odge said. "Alihotich I am being lenient on simple curfew violjtions. the court is also taking an entirely different view on matters where people are injured, or property is destroyed or where there is violence ol anvkin.1." The emergency curfew w.is lifted Friday and all outside law officers were withdrawn af- ter a night of relative calm Thursday. There were no rock- throwing or fire bombings and only three arrests, all for cur- few violations. The trouble erupted Jure 4 after the grand jury in- dicted 17 persons in the burning of the Isla Vista Bank of Amer- i c a branch dunrg another round of disorders last Febr- uary. Many area residents have dC- cuscd officers of force in making arrests during the latest disturbance and some have even labeled officers' act- ions as "police not." Eight LC Santa Barbara pro- arrested during the sit- in, Friday asked the Barbara County Grand Jury to in-.cstigatc the brutality allega- tions. Law enforcement officials say their officers used no more force than uas Light Schedule SACRAMENTO (AP) Gov. Reagan has scheduled only public appearances for next weekly Capitol news conference Tuesday morning, and the University of California Regents meeting Friday in Los Angeles. Nixon Selects Campus Riot Study Group KEY BISCAYNE. Fla. (AP) President Nixon today named a nine-member spcc.al commission to study campus unresi and report to by the resumption of regular classes r.cxt fail. Chjumin of the panel, for- called the Provider.! s Commission on Campu-. former Republican Gov. Wil- liam W. Scranton of vania. The Florida White Hou-e that (our of the e.ght er commiss.or.crs are Ncsrocs. l.i a statement. sjul that the very integrity of the y.stem of higher education "has been threatened" ilunr.g the past >ear. He went on: "White the overwhelming ma- jority of those who live and work in the academic commu- nity are dedicated to rwnio- lence. there have nevertheless been over 100 campus or. which violent acts haxe recently occurred. The tragic results have included loss of life, vast property damage. a.-.il disruption of the educa- t.on process." IN TODAY'S P-B PS crash Fatal Brazilians Agree To Ransom Terms Sec. Page Scan 1C 4-7 Bridge Churches A Classified Ads B Comics B 3 Crossword Puzzle Scan 1C Editorial Scan 3 Entertainment A 6 Obituary A 2 B U Television B 2 Women Scan 5-8 Young People Scan To Navy Pilot OCOT1LLO WELLS vy Lt. James B. Cannon. 27, of Fighter Squadron 124 at Miramar Naval Air Station. San Diego, died in the crash of his jet fighter just inside the southern boundary- of the Aiua Borrego Desert State Park. The Navy said it is investigat- ing to determine why the FS Cru- sader jet crashed during a ing flight Friday to the Naval Air Facility at El Centre. RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) The Brazilian government agreed today to release the 40 political prisoners demanded by terrorists as ransom for the re- lease of the kidnaped West Ger- man Ambassador. "In an effort to save the life of West German Ambassador Ehrcnficd von Hollcnbcn. the government has agreed to re- lease, the 40 political priso- a note from the govern- ment said. The note broadcast by a radio station in Rio signed by the ministers of justice and foreign affairs. Earlier the had demanded the release of 23 prisoners and issued a call for guerrilla war. Their manifesto was distributed by the govern- ment to newspapers and radio stations at the kidnapers' de- mand. Presumably t h c incre.-u: from 23 to 40 prisoners to be freed came in a later demand from the kidnapers. The government note said the identity of the 40 political priso- ners would be given by the kid- napers later. It added that the government "has already allowed a wide distribution of the manifesto and an cxplanlory r.ote through radio, television and the press." has) authorized the use of the media for the identifica- tion and the gathering of the prisoners to be (reed, in the dif- ferent parts of the the note said. It concluded that since the government has met the con- ditions of the kidnapers, the responsibility for the safety of the ambassador now lies in" the hands of the kidnapers. The kidnapers' document charged that the "military dic- tatorship unmasks itself more and mere as an enemy cf the people, as a servant of the big foreign capitalists as well as the big property owners." NEWSPAPER fill   

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