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   Progress-Bulletin (Newspaper) - June 19, 1970, Pomona, California                               Vol. 86 Number 140 POMONA, CALIF., FKIDAY EVENING, JUNE 19, 1970 MM CHP Battling Freeway Noise OCEANS1DE (AP) California is trying to hold down the roar on freeways. Armed with tiny meters, highway patrolmen sit by the road and measure the sound of passing cars and trucks. A motorist is either cited or given a warning to make repairs if he's hitting 90 decibels or more. "That's equivalent to :he noise in a boiler room or made by a large printing press." patrolman Ken- neth Spencer says. With one of six sound me- ters in use in California. Spencer ami two other officers listen by busy Interstate 5. Two stay at the fold-up desk while the third chases down the noisy drivers. The crackdown is paying olf after two years, offi- cials say. In Sacramento. Warren Heath of the Cali- fornia Highway PatrolS engineering department says. "The problem of noisy trucks has been almost cleaned up. 1 assure you that the trucking firms are quite aware of us even though the average family motorist may not be yet." The truckers often disagree with the officers. "But when we show them our testing procedures, they usually arc convinced." said Heath. A muffler usually is blamed. Heath said. "We will warn the owner of the trucks and notify the manu- facturer that, for example, the muffler does not meet our standards. The maker will usually dis- agree with our findings and will send his engineers to dispute it. "No tests or findings arc disputed after the tes- ting methods are explained." he says, "and the manufacturer usually repairs the defective vehicles a: no cost to the owner." A microphone which picks up a vehicle's noise is set 56 feet from the center of a highway and in an area clear for 100 feet on all sides. Microphone cords are attached to a control box where the deci- bel readings are made. New meters are being de- veloped which don't require the 100-foot clearance. An average of 10 tickets are given out daily. The noise level is believed about the same on compa- rable highways throughout the state. Last year 600.000 vehicles were clocked in Califor- nia to see if the sound barrier is being broken. 300 m.p.h.'Train' To Vegas Seen LAS VEGAS. Nev. 300 mile an hour ground transportation system linking Las Vegas with Los Angeles and the planned Palmdalc, Calif.. International Airport is both technologically and economically feasible and could be in operation in 1950. Frank L. Whitney, president of Walter Kidde Con- structors. Los Angeles, released a study on the pro- ject, paid for by Las Vegas and Los Angeles public agencies, at a news conference Thursday. Whitney said a high speed ground system could be in operation by 19SO and economically would be breaking ever, by 19S6. He said the entire system would cost million to build and with the added cost of the train-like vehicles the figure could climb to million. He said the Los Angeles Palmdale leg would be buil: firs; and the Palmdale to Las Vegas raised concrete track constructed last. Whitney said the 60- passenger vehicles would make the eastbound trip in 66 minutes and the westbound trip would take 76 minutes. The vehicles, according to the study, would be wheelless and skim over a thin cushion of air. They would run in a U-shaped concrete guideway or channel. Propulsion would be supplied by linear induction motors through electromagnets and a center reactor rail. The study said a fare schedule of for the trip from Los Angeles to Palmdalc was assured, trav- elers going on to Las Vegas would pay and those traveling from Las Vegas to Palmdale would be charged Damage, Injuries Caused by Militants LOS ANGELES totaling nearly a halfmillion dollars and to 61 police otficers was caused by student and "militant group inci- dents" from June. 1969 to last May. Mayor Sam Yorty has reported. Citing police reports. Yony said the most exten- sive damage was caused by arsonists at Carver Junior High School and at Roosevelt High school last April. The Weather Clear nights and sunny days. Warmer tempera- tures. Expected high today. 92; low tonight, 56; Sat- urday's high. 96. The high Thursday was S6; low this morning. 57. IN TODAY'S P-B Sec. Pg. Bridge .......................C a Classified Ads..................C Classified Ads................. D 14 Comics B S Crossword Puttie .............A C Jeane Dixon................... C 3 Doctor Comments..............B 7 B 2 Entertainment ...............C 2 Financial B 5 Home ft Garden............... B 4 Obituary A 4 Rallies Straws............... B 3 Spwts .......................C 44 Television 3 Women ......................A 8 World of Animals .............B 7 M.E WSPA.P.E.8 fl R C HIV E U.S. Launches Spy Satellite To Keep Watch on Asian Reds Space Endurance Record Cosmonauts Land After 17 Days MOSCOW (L'Pll two-man Soyuz 9 space craft parachuted safely to earth in Soviet Central Asia today, end- ing a cf nearly IS days that vaulted Russia ahead of the United States in the field of space endurance, the official news agency Tass reported. Cosmonauts Vitaly Sevastia- rov and Adrian Nikolayev soft- landed under three parachutes strung to their silvery Soyuz at a. m. EOT after a flight that las: 17 16 hours and 59 minutes. The craft landed 47 miles wes: of Karaghanda in Soviet Kazakhstan. Moscow television in a taped broadcast from Baikonur said Soyuz 9 made a perfect lamlisg at precisely the programmed spot. Medical checks made at the scene showed the two men "had well withstood the con- ditiers of weightlessness and the Tass said. Soyuz 9 had blasted off at 10 p. (3 p. m. EOT) on June 1 and the today eclipsed the former record held by As- tror.auts Frank Borman and James Lovell. the Gemini 7 pi- lots who remained aloft for 13 days, eight hours and 35 min- utes. Lovell and Borman were among the first to congratulate Nikolayev and Sevastianov upo.-. ;hcir triumph last Monday when :hcy surpassed the Amer- ican record. "Representatives of the re- c o v e r y group, sports corn- mi scorers, friends and joumal- warmly met the cosmo- in the area of the lan- Tass I; did not explain what commissioners" meant. The Soyuz 9 mission, which aimed a: testing man's ability to endure long periods of covered nearly 300 orbits and more than 7 mil- lion miles. According to past precedent. about three days of medical checkups will await the cosmo- a: Baikonur Cosmodrome :n Soviet Central Asia. Then they will be ufhcred to Mos- cow as heroes in a li- mousine ccnvoy and feted in Red Square or at the Kremlin. The principal objective of the Scyuz mission was to test and perfect man's ability to and work efficiently for long periods under conditions of weightlessness, a pivotal re- quirement for the Soviet goal of orbiting permanent manned space stations. Soviet space scientists pro- claimed the mission a success in this respect two days ago. stating in numerous commen- taries distributed by Soviet news that Nikolayev and Sevastianov had adapted well to space conditions after three days. They never showed any of the fluttering pulses, loss of bore calcium and muscle weakening other space- men experienced, accord- ing to the steady progress re- ports on the mission. The spacecraft swung to earth under a fail-safe system of three parachutes, according to an explanation of the soft- landing system circulated by Tass even before the landing was announced. Cosmonaut Vladimir Koma- (See A4. Col. 2) British Election Housewives' Revolt Defeats Wilson EDWARD HEATH LONDON (UPD servative Party leader Edward Heath unseated Labor Prime Minister Harold Wilson today in a general election upset blamed in pan on a housewives revolt agains-t the soaring cos: of liv- ing under the Wilson govern- ment. Wilson asked for an audience with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace to hand in his Labor Party government's resignation and with it his hopes of being the first prime minister in British history- to win three consecutive five year predicted by public opinicn polls. It was possible the polls prc- a big Wilson victory- had led to non- Laborites. By nightfall Heath would be in power in the bigcest political in Britain since Labor Party Clement Attlee threw out the government cf Prime Min- ister Winston Churchill at the cloy? of World War II. At p.m. a.m. EOT) Heath's Conservatives topped the figure of 316 in Parliament seats and thus won an absolute majority in the new 630 member Hcuse of Commons. It is party strength in the House which de- termines who is the prime min- ister. Wilson had waited until this mcment before conceding for- mally, although in television in- earlier he left no dcubt that he knew he was a beaten man. Within minutes Wilson's No. 10 Downing St. office an- nounced: "Following the an- nouncement that the Con- servatives have secured more than half the seats in the new House of Commons the prime minister has asked for an au- dience of her majesty to tender the resignation of his govern- ment." At almost the same moment a furniture moving truck pulled up outside 10 Downing St. At p-m. a.m. EDT) Heath stepped out of the door of the fashionable Albany apartment house where he has a bachelor flat and made his first public appearance as prime minister-elect. Heath, normally a shy. (See A4. Col. S) First Reform of Post Office Wins Approval WASHINGTON (UPD House has passed a bill to over- haul the post office for the first time in its 187 year history. But two senators have hinted they may filibuster the Senate's bill because it would permit the union shop. The matter of union member- ship threatened to be the big- gest point of contention be- tween the House and Senate versions of postal reform. The House bill, passed 359 to 24 Thursday night, contains a "right to work" amendment that would prohibit compulsory union membership. The Senate bill contains the agreement the Nixon administration reached with the postal unions, provid- ing for collective bargaining rights and compulsory arbitra- tion as well as permitting the union shop. Sens. Paul J. Fannin. R-Ariz.. ar.d Strom Thurmond. R S. Car., have indicated they may filibuster the bill if it contains allowance for the union shop. An attempt is sure to be made on the Senate floor to attach a "right to work" amendment. The House action came after three days of bitter debate and voting en nearly 40 amend- ments. Postmaster General Winton M. Blound gave rrlurtant back- ing to the measure. "While :t is rot a perfect bill, it is .1 good bill." he said. "We hope the Senate acts quickly." The House bill would convert the post office into an independent government agen- t-y called the U.S. Postal Serv- ice, it would be operated by an 11 member commission includ- ing the postmaster general, who would lose his cabinet status. A separate rate board within the commission could set postal rates, subject to a veto within HO days bv a majority vote of cither house cf Congress. The bill an S per cent raise, retroactive to April 16. for the nearly 700.000 postal workers at a cost of million. The workers also could reach their top pay scales in eight years instead of the present 21. and the measure also provides postal unions, for the first time, with collective bargaining rights and com- pulsory arbitration. The House rejected on a voice an amendment by Rep. Henry B. Gonzalez, D-Tcx.. to return the penny pest card, which now requires a five cent sump. Official Who Warned Nixon To leave Post' w by STERLIX F. GREEN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) An assistant Secretary of Com- merce who charged Thursday that President Nixon is being misinformed on trade policy is "leaving his position" shortly. Secretary of Commerce Maur- ice H. Stans said today. Stans said Kenneth N. Davis Jr.. assistant secretary for do- mestic and international busi- ness. the secretary last week he had decided to leave "at an early date." "I agreed with his Stans said. Davis told a New York au- dierce Thursday that White Hcurc and a "careful- ly organized opposition" are doing the president a "dis- service" by their advice agairut a pending bill to re- strict imports of clothing, tex- tiles and footwear. Suns, in his coldly worded statement on Davis' departure from Washington, said: "His views do not represent my own or those of the Depart-, ment of Commerce, particular- ly in the criticisms which he has expressed of others who share our fundamental interest in the continued improvement cf United trade relations with all of our trading allies throughout the -acrid." The blow-up resumed frcm a speech delivered to a ir.anagc- mcr.: research meeting by H c said the President's foreign affairs Henry A. Kissinger, presidential assistant Petrr Flanipan. and Chairman Paul W. McCracken of the Council of Economic Advisers were misinforming Nixon on the pending legislation, called the Mills bill. Davis, reached at his home in WcMchestcr. N.Y.. Thursday he had resigned. "It'? just not true." he said. "There is no basis for it at all." A Commerce Department spokesman said he did not knew "whether any formal let- ter of resignation has been sub- mitted." But Stans' statement left no doubt Davis was on his way out. In his New York speech. Davis expressed full support of the bill to limit imports. He de- nied that it is a protectionist measure, saying it would per- mit the Japanese to share in the growth of the American markets for the three commo- dities. Noting that Kissinger advises Nixon on foreign trade matters and Flanigan on business prob- lems. Davis said that from what he has seen of the mate- nal prepared for the President. "I do not believe that the fun- d a m e n t a I economic issues which are at stake have been adequately presented to him yet." Stationary Post Over Far East CAPE KENNEDY. Fla. tP The Air Force today rocketed a secret spy satellite into space to gather a vast amount of in- telligence data about Russia. Red China. North Vietnam and other potential trouble spots. A towering Atlas-Agena rock- et blazed away from Cape Ken- nedy about a.m. EOT to propel the superspy toward a near stationary outpost some 20.000 miles above Southeast Asia. The Air Force clamped a secrecy label on the launching and made no advance an- nouncement. Sources reported the satellite is the first of an operational series whose main job is to provide early warning of an enemy missile attack cither from land or submarine. They said the 26-foot long Agena carried a television ca- mera to spot missile sites, air bases, troop movements and other military installations and infrared and X-ray sensors to detect the exhaust of a rising rocket. It was the third secret launch of an Atlas-Agena from Cape Kennedy in 22 months. The sources reported the two ear- lier satellites, fired Aug. 6, 196S. and last April 19. were ex- perimental prototypes for the payload lofted today. Both prototypes were placed in near stationary orbit above Southeast Asia, their speed synchronized with that of the rotating earth so they would ho- ver always over that area of the globe. The sources said the satellite would be able to monitor test of the Soviet Fractional Orbital Bombard- ment Satellites FOBS which streak into orbit and return to earth after completing global circuits. They also reported test launching of Soviet submarine missiles in the Indian Ocean or Western Pacific could be de- tected. The program, called Project was funded at million in fiscal vear 1970. UC To Refafn ROTC Program LOS ANGELES (AP) The re s e r v c Officers Training ('cms program established on four of the nine University of California campuses will be rc- t a i n e d. says UC President Charles Hitch. Hitch announced at the UC Board of Regents meeting Thursday that the decision to retain the volunteer military training program at the Berke- ley. Los Angeles. Santa Bar- bara and Davis campuses is final. Immaculate Heart Cancels Claremont Move CLAREMONT Immaculate Heart College won't come to Claremont. A planned move by the Cath- olic women's liberal arts col- lege from Los Angeles to a campus next to the Claremont Colleges has been canceled, it was announced jointly Thurs- day by Dr. Helen Kellcy. presi- dent of Immaculate Heart, and Dr. Joseph B. Platt, provost of the Claremont Colleges. Immaculate Heart was to be- come a "good neighbor" col- lege here in 1971 after purchas- ing 20 acres of land from the colleges at the nonhwesf cor- ner of Foothill Boulevard and Mills Avenue. "We have decided that the college should remain in Hol- Iwywcod, seeking to develop here a center of continuing edu- cation for men and women." the IHC trustees statement said. "We will miss Immaculate Hear.." said Platt. "We have been looking forward to work- ing as neighbors with her stu- dents and faculty. But we know, loo, that plans change for every college, particularly now when each of us has so much to do and limited time and mor.cy with which to do it. it. The IHC trustees' statement said a money pinch brought about the re-evaluation. "In view of the current state of the nation's economy and its implications for the continuing ability cf donors to remain on schedule in meeting pledges prudence forced us a few weeks ago to call a moratorium on construction on the eve of groundbreaking." A itecnr.g committee of fa- culty and students will work this summer to develop a pro- gram for the next school term that will include using "the educational resources repre- sented by the City of Los Ang- eles." the trustees said. IHC will investigate, with the Claremont Colleges, areas of cooperation and learning in the future. This will include invit- (Scc A4, Col. 1) -x Berkeley Two Bombs Hit B of A Branches BERKELEY il> Bombs ex- ploded seven minutes apart just before dawn today at two branches of the Bank of Ameri- ca. Police said there were no in- juries and damage apparently was not great. The blasts shattered glass at nearby buildings and awakened residents near the banks. The branches are less than a mile from the University of California. The Bank of America has been a target of antiwar pro- tests in Santa Barbara and oth- er California cities as a symbol of the "capitalist establish- ment." No arrests were made. Police were looking for a van that had its parking lights on near one bank beofre the blasts. The kind of explosives used was not immediately deter- mined. _ NE WSP.APE.Rr   

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