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   San Marino Tribune (Newspaper) - May 14, 1970, San Marino, California                                 ¿AN MARMO PUBLIC LIBRARY  ;  S Marine Puolic JJb>v.'"' 1890 Huntington Drive San Mariio, CrIii,  AND THE SAN MARINO NEWS DEVOTED TO THE PROGRESS AND PROSPERITY OF SAN MARINO  The Finest Exclusively Residential City in the Entire West Home of the Famous Huntingdon Library and Art Gallery  Vot. 40, No. 9 — ATtantk 1-Í707  1 SectioK  San Marino, California, Thurtday. May 14, 1970  IS  lYcomor. Î1J41 1 Sc Copy $1 Ytar  &If »  Byers Says He Backs Rousselo!  Safety Report Coming May 26  School District Business Manager Killed In Crash  San Marino was shocked this week by the sudden death of James JJ. Buries, 45-year-old Business Manager for the school district, who perished last Sunday when involved in a head-on collision in Rowland Heights.  Burks was driving alone about 1:10 p.m. Sunday headed north on Fuller-  Candidates for the 24th Congressional seat continued to  s^S^ng'C potentially cation to study_ the_ safety ramifications of the valuable endorsements.  The committee appointed by the Board of Edu-  Perhaps the biggest coup was scored by San Marino's John Rousselot, who received the backing of William H. (Bill) Byers, field representative of the late Congressman Glen Lipscomb. "Having worked closely with the late Congressman Lipscomb for the last 10 years," Byers said, "I have been very concerned regarding the type of man who would replace him in Congress.  "After meeting with the serious candidates, and studying  SERVICE CLUB REPRESENTATIVES working on Grad Night are left to right Lloyd Peterson  their  qualifications closely, it is Marino avenue north of Hunt  Exchange Club; Louis Schleget Kiwanis; Jill Steele, Amicians; Ralph Vendeland, Delphians-'  m y opinion that John Rousselot ington, accident experience on  Trent Lyon, Key Club; Tami Honey, Omegas; John Mace, Lettermen's Club; Frosty Foster, will perpetuate the type of both streets, the extent and  City Club and John Clay, Rotary. Marc Josselson, Interact representative, could not be present leadership in Congress that this condition of traffic signals,  for the photo. ........  Valentine-Carver school boundary change has not had time to reach a final conclusion, according to William Ungles, a member of the committee who acted as spokesman at the board meeting Tuesday night.  Ungles gave the board and the audience of about 25 interested parents an overview of the committee's work thus far. He said some of the things the committee wants to check before submitting any filial report are the traffic volume on Sierra Madre avenue north of Huntington, the volume on San  Criminal Activity  Slows Up  April was a relatively quiet month on the San Marino crime  GOP Women Will Hear Candidates  "Meet the Republican candidates" and be informed before casting your vote on June 2.  San Marino Republican Women's Club, Federated is expecting an unusually large turnout for this all important election year program to be held May 19. The program will begin at 10 a.m., with a break for lunch and the speakers concluding by 2 p.m.  This is an opportunity to meet the candidates, know the function of the office and learn why  Local Community Joins Hands To Make Top Party For Grads  A large part of the community is now involved in working on the San Marino High School Grad Night party. With slightly more than a month to go, various committees are working seven days a week at various locations around the city preparing for the event. The annual party is  SM Athletes Shine In League Finals  really a community effort, with workers coming from the ranks of senior and junior class parents, students, student service clubs, local men's service fclubs, and  ^"^ni^lce Cubs Last Friday night will long live in local track  are an integral part of Grad history, for a wholesale assault on league records Night. Their continued interest produced the most interesting league track meet in and support make this unique hi s t- or y  congressional district deserves.  Discussion  Byers added that a thorough discussion of the issues with Rousselot had convinced him that the candidate's affiliation with the John Birch Society will in no way impair his ability to represent the district in Washington.  Meanwhile, former candidate Ed Essertier, who this week resigned the editorship of the Pasadena Star-News to take a job as Director of Information in the Department of the Interior, threw his support to Patrick Hillings. Essertier stated,  crosswalks and sidewalks, and. the operations of crossing guards.  'Startled'  Ungles said he had "startled" City Manager Richard Malcolm with t$jlk that the city might have to come through with improved safety facilities in the area under study. But, he added, he is confident that the City Council will vote the funds for whatever improvements which might be necessary.  "I'm not the least concerned  deed, there is any, and I'm not saying at this time that there  "When I was a candidate, I had »f™* =  ample opportunity to observe  W,U be -."  rt  * akes  ^  a„d P revieTthe ^.««cations of ffilt^iS, %  all the other men seeking the Republican nomination. Today, my personal preference and desire must also take into ac-  event possible," says Mrs. Ken nedy Galpin, Grad Night chairman.  Members of the Exchange Club will don chefs hats and aprons, and man the snack bar, where they will serve hamburgers, hot dogs, tacos, etc., til the wee hours of the morning. The Kiwanis Club is in  Morgan Is Wary Of Freeways  In a letter to his mother dated  Out of this spectacular meet, the top two finishers in each event qualified for the CIF Preliminary meet which will be held at Long Beach Wilson High School this Saturday. The pole vault will start at 11:30 a.m., other field events at 12 noon,  charge of the photography  May  g. Warrant Officer Fred  a nd track events at 12:30 p.  m.  booth, and will provide supplies, j "Morgan noted matter-of  equipment and man-power to factly, "I am currently on a  take color Polaroid pictures of three-day rest period. I was  each graduate, which will be  s }, ot  down yesterday, but all  given to them as souvenirs of  0 f  us  escaped without injury,  the evening. The City Club will  We too k five hits, but only one  donate gifts, and money to pur-  rea n y  did engine damage.  chase gifts for the party-goers. "Nothing else interesting has finishing second.  The outside activity booths will happened. Be careful on those The South Pasadena 440 re-  be staffed by members of the f ree ways." Rotary Club, from 12:30 - 3:30  As  Mrs. Dobbs Morgan of  in the morning. Monterey road pointed out this  Student Clubs week, "What he didn't say is  Student service clubs also con-  that  \ t  j sn ' t  the easiest thing in tribute a great deal to the sue- world to land a helicopter  cess of the party. Amicians and  after t he motor has been shot.  Omegas serve as guides for  and t0  do it without injuring  anybody."  Morgan, who attended San  tours, and help with clean up. Interact and Key Club help with construction, guarding, clean-up, and moving in and out of storage. The Letterman's Club and Delphians also volunteer their services in many different areas.  Representatives from the senior class serve on many committees during the planning  The meet held on the Titan oval, started with Gary Stevens of San Marino running the 120 high hurdles in 14.7, breaking the old league record of 14.8. Teammate Kevin Mahan tied the old record of 14.8 in  lay team of Schultz, Anderson, Cleary, and Triggs next ran 43.7 for a record in that event, Dennis Kadletz of La Canada ran a speedy 22.3 in 220 to break the old record of 22.4, and Mike Temm, South Pasa-dena'i outstanding junior distance runner, ran away with the two-mile in 9:26.8 to set a  these things, then they'll do it."  Ungles promised a final re-   S,re  k3 « PO« at the next regular board  count the background and ex- ^ . „ ,„  perience of every candidate so  meetlnB Ma y  26 ' that I might select one with In other business, the board proven capacity to work most Turn to page 6  closely as part of the administration team.  "Therefore, I am personally endorsing Patrick J. Hillings, a former member of Congress, with four terms in the House of Representatives. Mr. Hillings has been closely identified for many years with the members of the administration and  JAMES H. BURKS  Where Did They Go?  May 6, 6:54 p.m. — Ambulance to Blackstone road. Patient taken to hospital.  May 7, 7:36 a.m. — Fire equipment to Virginia road. Auto fire.  May 7, 11:15 p.m. — Fire equipment to Sherwood road. Furnace motor fire.  May 9, 9:57 a.m. — Ambulance to Chelsea road and Huntington drive. Patient taken to hospital.  May 9, 7:24 p.m. — Fire equipment to Kenilworth ave-  ____ nue and Huntington drive. Mis-  For the office oi Comptroller,, cellaneoua plean-up. J,  ported" in" April'" e^r adults  Joh  h  n J). ^ e J in '  t  Jr " I  x1 l 1 ]  speak  ^  10 -  & : m \ T  F j, r e   and two juveniles. The adult  m  i' 6 ^  A  H °"?  I   !I ^ l0 " rn0  i  y  equipment to Circle drive. Elec-  list included two for burglary  and Jahles A -  Ware wil1  attend, trical short caused burning  one for indecent exposure, onei „  For  , th ® office of Attorney drapes and moderate smoke  for drunk driving, one for im- General, State Senators George damage.  migration violation and two for Deukmejnan and John L. Har- May 10, 6:01 p.m. - Ambu-  ° mfii* ix/i 11 con/1 cnnlrocmon> Cnan.  front, according to statistics re- each man feels he is the best  leased by Chief of Police Jim , t0 fil1 lt  ,  Moore The following candidates have  The' tote sheet for April accepted the invitation to ap-  showed only 13 offenses of a P ear and  8 ive a  f'v^minute  serious nature, including two  sp . e , ec „ :  „ „  residential b u rg 1 a r i e s, two  u -  S - Senate-Jack Orr will  thefts over $200, eight thefts ^' pre ® ent  Honorable George  under $200 and one auto theft. Murphy; Norton Simon will  There were no commercial  send  A  a  representative, and Rob-burglaries during April, a good  ert  Amesqmta will attend per-  sign after the 19 which had  sonal 'y-  been recorded in the first three  A  „ , Congressional  months of the year.  A "  the 24th  Congressional Dis-  One of the residential burg-  trict  Republican candidates will  laries was cleared by arrest.  a PP e ar, including Honorable  bringing the number of clear- ¿ ack  , Alex ^  Ja ,™ es w -  Booth ;  ances this year to 17 out of 30  Patnck J - Hillings; Hugh S.  residential burglaries. Only two Jenmss; William McColl,  of the 19 commercial burglaries  an  r  d J ° h " Rousselot  have been cleared this year,  Candidates for Secretary of  -if in but police have hopes that the State appearing are Dr. J. C.  Ungles emphasized, if, in-  even ^ al arrest of / gang which  Chambers; James L Flournoy;  has plagued much of the county Wendell Handy; Mrs Frank  will result in clearance of a J° rdan '  J . ohn  D   E - Leadbetter;  number of those.  Har " 8  Pearman, and a  10 Arrests representative for George Milias.  There were 10 arrests  1  re-'  Along  the Drive  After looking at the sliding stock market, we're reminded of that old quote: "I'm putting  local traffic warrants.  The two juveniles were arrested on a charge of making annoying phone calls. Juvenile figures this year show a total  of 22 youths arrested, com- _ .. .. .  pared with 46 last year at this l^TZ J^lTJ u/'.L™ time.  mer will send spokesmen; Spent cer Williams will appear in person, and the Honorable Evelle Younger will be represented by his son, Eric.  Candidates for State Board of  Police issued many more speeding tickets during April, handing out 217, compared to 72 for April of 1969. The total  ^ 6  ' ^ ttra c t ' broa dïa s ed "Rep üb- all my money in taxes, the on- for the year now shows 756  Marino High, is presently fly-  new  standard there.  ing troops into Cambodia from his base in South Viet Nam. He was trained at Ft. Wolters, Tex., and Fort Rucker, Ala., where he received his wings. He is a Warrant Officer, Special Services, US Army, and  Twice  Mark Herron of San Marino broke the pole vault record twice, and ended with a league and school record of 13-11%. Ray Price of Temple City, who had played in Temple City's  lican support and, because of his experience, he will immediately become an effective member of Congress upon being sworn in as successor to the late Glen Lipscomb."  The nucleus of a lawyers committee for Bill McColl for Congress was announced this week. Members on the committee who live in San Marino include Charles E. Beardsley, past president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, John W. Armagost, James B. Boyle Jr., and James R. Hutter.  Drainage Project  Iy cinch to go up.  •  Who was it who said, "The best way to forget your troubles is to wear tight shoes?"  •  Opportunity knocks for everyone, but the politicians who are doing the same don't hear it.  tickets issued for speeding, 124 more than for the first four-months of 1969.  The auto accident rate dipped slightly again, 19 recorded in April, five less than in April of last year. The figures for the year to date show 88 traffic accidents, compared to 114 this time last year.  Frank J. McCarty and William R. Thomson.  David R. Jones, Executive Director of Young Americans for Freedom, Inc., from 1963-1969 and currently Executive Direc----Turn to page 6  GOP Holding Its 7-1 Voter Edge  Republicans are holding a better than 7-1 edge over Democrats in voter registration figures for this city.  There are 7,563 declared adherents of the GOP in San Marino, and only 1,065 Democrats. Other voters include 25 members of the American Independent Party and 13 in the Peace and Freedom Party. _ Rounding out the total of 8,816  In an effort to increase rapport with the young people of registered voters are 150 listed  Police Bridging Generation Gap  of the party. Working with the  can  fly helicopters of all types | eague  championship win over  __._____. — ^ ... ittim AM ____,, !J :.. . L nH Ji: nn  nf ____- . ......  entertairiment Neil Barker, Gary Stevens, Betsy Blackburn, and Sara Edwards, while Ann Austin, Steve Downer, Ann Desimone, Terry Shea, John  committee are _  ver y well if his handling of Lucy Daggett,  t j, e  wounded chopper May 5 is any indication.  Fred's sister, Debbie, is an active member of the junior class at the high school, and  the community, the San Marino police this week are instituting a program of person - to - person contact with youngsters at  Huntington school. , „„ „„„ _ .  _ .. .. . . , , j. nublicans and 87,738 Democrats.  The idea, which has received police must take according to  g Dist rict  endorsement of the Hunt- law  under miscellaneous affiliation.  Figures for the 24th Congressional District show 126,173 Re-  Armstrong, and Mary Balfour  h j s  brother Greg is in the 8th  are helping the 'banquet com- g ra de at Huntington School,  mittee. Friends who would like to Consulting with the prize com-  wr [ te  p re d may send letters to  mittee are Steve Crowell, Carl  W qj p re( i j Morgan, 554-66-  Pridonoff, John Allen, Kacie Crisp, Bill Dryden, and Marc Josselson, and working„on the breakfast committee are Connie Corrin, Barbara Batyka, Elaine Miller, Rick Townsend, Greg Fisher, and Kathy McKnight. Aiding the activity committee arc Francie Fredhold, Betsy Shclton, Bill Fister, PhilTheriot, and Barney Dawson.  Police Set Open House  Tn accord with Law Enforcement Week, the San Marino, police will stage Open House Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Station located at 2200 Huntington drive.  There will be light refreshments served and tours of the^ station and facilities. A police vehicle will be available for, the viewing public.  5744, 57th Aun  Hel), APO Calif., 96284.  Bell Gardens in baseball in the afternoon, came to the meet in time to jump 6-6% for a new league record in the high jump.  Final varsity record to fall came when Roger Freberg of San Marino broke his own league record in the shot, with a best put of 60-7.  There were three new Bee records set. Rich Dion of Co. (Assault Temple City soared 12-7 in the  San Francisco,  FRED MORGAN  pole vault, Elroy Bars of D u a r t e won the 220 in .23.1, breaking his , own brother's record set last year, and a speedy San Marino 880-yard relay team of Burt Buser, Mike Rofftna, Bob Narver, and James Fleming shattered the league record of 1:34.8 with a 1:33.5 clocking.  SSn Marino led all qualifiers by a large margin. The Titans qualified 25 trackmen for the CIF competition, followed by La Canada with 12, Temple City 11, Duarte 10, South Pasadena 9, and Bell Gardens 3.  Besides those already mentioned, the following San Marino boys will be in the prelims this week:  Qualifiers VARSITY DIVISION r- Ken Kaye, second in the pole vault at 13-0; Bob Kaye, second in the shot at 51-1%: Don Holm-----Turn to page 8  the  ington School student council, "We hope to teach them just is to give students a chance to why we have to do certain North Hollywood contractor  ta]k open i y with  officers things," he said, adding, "May-R. A. Wattson Co. has com-  aga i ns t  a  background of mu- be then we can prevent prob-pleted all work on a $651,638 relaxation and trust. To- lems before they arise."  San Marino, San Gabriel area  mor row, Officers Robert Mc-storm drainage facility, Super-  Guierai Ro bj n  Cunning and Lt. visor Warren Dorn said today.  Jack Ye ske will appear at a The firm finished work on  schoo ,  assem bly to give the new April 30 in accordance with a  prograitl  ¡ts start, contract awarded by Supervis- Thereafter, according to ors last May 27. Yeske, a selected officer will  Dorn said County Flood Con-  be ass j gne d to appear on the trol District Chief Engineer A.  campus  twice a week until the  contains 133,137 Republicans and 95,484 Democrats, while the 54th State Assembly District has ¿4,817 Republicans and 34,-947 Democrats.  lance to Chelsea road. Patient taken to hospital.  May 11, 2:35 p.m. — Fire equipment to Canterbury road. Electrical fire.  May II, 12:58 p.m. — Ambulance to Huntington drive. Patient taken to hospital.  WonderWho They Are?  The guesstimation on county population released this week by the County Regional Planning Commission came as quite a shock to San Mar-inans. Our total rose by three souls during the past six months and that was some feat, believe us. Currently we have a population of 14,079 up from 14,076. True, the maternity wards of the neighborhood hospitals have not been checked recently, but we'll accept the figure as released as a fair and unbiased report of San Marino's growth.  And it was some growth when you consider that this same county report showed Sierra Madre, South El Monte, Bradbury, Duarte and even Monrovia with no increase at all. Wonder what happened and where they came from.  E. Bruington was in charge of installation of project No. 1117.  One line of the two-pronged project begins near the intersection of Euston and Wembley roads and runs west in Euston to Hampton road. The other starts near the Kensington-Euston roads' intersection and extends east in Euston to Hampton road.  The two lines converge at Hampton, Dorn said, and a single segment runs south in Hampton to Monterey road, west in Monterey to Kensington road, south in Kensington to Huntington drive, south in rights of way to Alhambra road and south in Alhambra to an outlet at Alhambra Wash near Roses road.  Funding was included in the $275 million storm drain bond issue approved by County voters in 1964, Dorn added.  end of the school year, being available for consultation with the youngsters or merely to answer questions about law enforcement and what it's like to be a police officer.  'Reaction'  "Most of the programs of this type which we know about have been a reaction to an already existing problem," Yeske said Tuesday. "But we're initiating a program so we won't have to react to a problem later. I fully expect these kids to teach me a lot, and I hope to do the same for them."  Yeske, who characterized the program as a chance for a down-to-earth "rap session" (conversation) with the students, said he hoped the officers could build a better understanding of the needs and desires of the youngsters balanced against the actions which  MUSIC MAN SWINGS into its final two performances Friday tfnd Saturday nights at the high school. / Picture shows rehearsal of one of many colorful and lively scenes from the popular musical. About 75 tickets for each of the final two nights remain, according to Principal Ken Bullock.  ton road, south of Aguiro street when his small foreign car was struck by a south-bound vehicle driven by a 19-year-old youth who had once dated one of the Buries* daughters. Listed in satisfactory condition with multiple injuries at La Puente Community Hospital was Gregory Miller of 1769 Pasa Real, Rowland Heights.  A California Highway Patrol officer said Miller had Just passed another vehicle when he swerved sharply to his right, running off the road and on to a soft shoulder. In his haste to return to the road, Miller apparently turned the wheel sharply to the left, jack-knifing the car over the center line and into the front-left of Burks' vehicle.  Alarmed  Burks had left his home at 18987 Adney St., Rowland Heights, before noon Sunday. When he had not returned by 5 p.m., his alarmed wife, Lucille, called the highway patrol and discovered the tragedy. Her husband had been declared dead at La Puente Community Hospital at 1:50 p.m.  Funeral services were held yesterday in Memorial Chapel of Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier. The popular administrator is survived by his wife; two sons, Jonathan, 21, and Jeffrey, 17; two daughters, Kelley, 10, and Mrs. Maureen Scott, 18; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ivyl Burks of Bass Lake, California, and by one grandchild.  Burks came to the San Marino Unified School District In July of 1968. He had been Assistant Business Manager In the Rowland School District and' had held other administrative jobs in school districts and In private industry. He was selected for the San Marino Job from a sizable group of applicants, according to Superintendent of Schools Walter Dingus.  Shaken  The superintendent, who had just attended a conference of school trustees, administrators and supervisors Saturday with Burks and San Marino trustee Kathleen Crow, appeared particularly shaken at the news he received Sunday night. "The untimely death of Mr. Burks is a severe loss to the San Marino schools," he told the Tribune. "In his brief two years of service, he had earned the confidence of his staff and the admiration of his fellow workers. His knowledge of budget procedures, ability to handle personnel, keen interest in young people and contagious sense of humor were attributes which will be sorely missed.  "In behalf of all the staff and his tnany school friends, I wish to express our deepest sympathy to his immediate family and relatives."  The Board of Education expressed condolences to the family at Tuesday's regular meeting, president Sherm Tel-leen asking for a moment of silence in memory of the victim. Telleen said, "I should like to note that Jim Burks was an especial kind of employee. He was one of those few that you'd periodically wonder how the devil you'd ever replace if you lost him.  Dedicated' "He was a dedicated and tireless worker. He accepted many new tasks with enthusiasm, performed them well, and earned the affection of all of us with ' wljom he dealt. We shall all miss Jim very much."  Mrs. Crow invited the audience to send letters of sympathy to Mrs. Burks, and added sincerely, "He really was a fine, fine man."  The tragedy places a par ticular burden on the administration at this time because Burks was engaged in sensitive negotiations with teachers on salary and fringe benefits as the (fistrict's representative to the certificated and classified salary negotiating committees. He had just received the teachers' proposals last Thursday and was in the process of making a report to the board which would have taken place last night  Dingus told the board that he had received several offers from nearby school districts for loan of the services of their business managers to see San Marino through the crisis.  Î   

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