Upland News, August 8, 1974

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August 08, 1974

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Upland News, The (Newspaper) - August 8, 1974, Upland, California Your Local News Office 886 W. Foothill Blvd Suite E Upland Phone 985-3015 The Upland News Eightieth Year, No. 19 THE UPLAND NEWS established 1894. Adjudicated, qualified to publish legal advertising Upland, California, Thursday, August 8, 1974 YOUR COMMUNITY-MINDED NEWSPAPER 20 Pages 10 Cents Council limits days for vacation leave by Don Ham Despite objections from the Upland City Employees Association and the Upland Police Officer's Association, the city council Monday night voted 3-1 to amend the city's merit rules to limit the number of vacation days for city employees. Councilwoman Ina Petakas was in the minority, John McCarthy ab- stained. The amendment places an annual max- imum vacation day accrual time of 22 working days for Upland police officers, 20 days for miscellaneous employees, 22 days for Upland firemen who work 40- hour weeks and 10 shifts, with a shift equaling a little more than two days, for fire department field personnel. The city took the action, according to Acting City Manager Lee Travers, to prevent people who have worked for the city for a long time generally in respon- sible, managerial positions, from taking up to one and one half months of vacation a year. Ed Pounce, an attorney representing the Upland Police Officer's Association, objected to the decision on the grounds that no agreement had been reached between the association and the city to eliminate vacation benefits offered employees. According to Pounce, citing a recent State Supreme Court decision, the courts have held that the city's merit system rules can be changed if the employees agree to the change, Transit service approved The Upland City Council voted 54 Monday night to approve a draft authorizing the formation of the West Valley Transit Service Authority, form- ed to help solve West End transportation problems. If ratified by other West End cities. the authority would have the power to make recommendations for the alloca- tion of funds to solve transportation problems for the cities of Upland. Montclair, Chino, Ontario, Claremont and Pomona and the San Bernardino County second and fourth supervisorial districts. The purpose of the authority, ac- cording to the agreement, will be limited to the study, exploration and implemen- tation of public transit alternatives and the determination of recommended West End choices. which they had not done, or if the city council hands down a ruling which would affect only employees hired after, the decision. Larger vacations have been an en- ticement" benefit which have attracted people to work for the city, he said, and unilateral, involuntary reductions in employee benefits cannot be made. "Your policy regarding vacations is already he indicated to the council. "You must follow this policy if not. superseded by an employee-city agreement." "If the city council wants to change the rules, it must sit down at the bargain- ing he said. "Our position is that vacation time cannot be taken away from them Upland City Councilman Hal Bailin, the most vociferous councilman speak- ing for the measure, said that the amend- ment was not taking away vacation time. Employees who have worked for the city for more than 20 years, according to Travers, are not affected by the vacation limit. Bailin feels the salary range in the Upland Police Department was "ex- that the city's educational incentive program, designed to benefit both the policeman and the city, was and that the city's fringe benefit package (sick leave, vacation, etc.) was better than most private in- dustries and better than most cities. "It's fair and puts a cap on something that should have been put on a long time be said, an "unlimited vacation" for city employees. Bailin said that 22 working days a year, or one month of vacation, was enough for employees. Upland City Attorney Donald Maroney, in response to a statement by Founce that if the city adopted the "amendment legal action could be sought against the city, said he didn't know whether the case could be successful or not. "I never thought that a vacation was a vested right." Maroney said. "I would think that we should look at the case... 1 would not think of it as a vested right... It may be, however, the thinking of some court that vacation is a vested right or the inducement of a vested right..." In addition to the maximum placed on vacation, miscellaneous employees, un- der the amendment, will accrue vacation time of 10 days for one to two years employment with the city. 12 days for three to five years. days for six to 16 years and one additional day per year served afterwards until the 20-day max- imum is reached. The vacation schedule for police employees. 15 days for H2 years and one vacation day for each after, remains the same. News briefs Adult swim class set 987-1737. Three plays offered f by calling 887-1745, a 24-hour service. Cancer society to meet New members named Kiwanis swimming event set Two hundred young novice swimmers are expected to show up Saturday mor- ning at the Upland High School pool to compete in the 16th Annual Upland Kiwanis Club invitational Swim Meet. Swimmers from Upland, Alia Loma. Cucamonga, Ontario. Montclair, Clare- mont and Pomona, ranging in age from five to 17. will compete in 58 events. All six age groups, including under sis. 7-8. 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 and 15-17. will com- pete in the four basic strokes, butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle, in distances beginning at 25 yards for the youngest and increasing with age. In addition, all groups but the under- six group will compete in individual medleys, winch involves the use of all four strokes in the same event. Kiwanis Club members will serve as timers, announcers, judges and other of- ficials during the meet According to meet chairman' Clarence Sclioll. a Kiwaman. the meet is expected to be highly competitive and requires dedication on the part of the novice swimmers. "In order to even get near realistic times, they have to swim from two to three hours a night." he said. Many who will compete are members of summer swim teams. The meet was open to anyone who wished to compete, according to Scholl. but the deadline for entries was the mid- dle of July. The meet, to begin with warm ups at 8 a.m., will last from 8.30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mayor names new planners Upland Mayor Abner Haldeman has appointed pharmacist Leo Leall Jr. and reappointed Commissioners Albert Canestro and John Meyer to the Upland Planning Commission. Leall will fill the unexpjred term of Planning Commission Chairman-Bruce Grube. who submitted his resignation to the mayor Monday morning. Grube is moving to Hesperia Valley. Canestro. planning commission vice chairman, and Meyer were appointed to four year terms beginning July 1- Due to a delay in the reappointments, the com- mission was without their services for one month. Leall is active in local city politics and a member of the Upland Kiwanis Club, but has no experience in planning and has never run for an elected office. He has been a resident of Upland for seven vears. Asked how he got the job. he said, "The mayor called me and asked if I would be interested in it and naturally I said yes." Leall accepted the position because he wanted to become more active in the city and to "have more to say about what's going on." "The job will be challenging and interesting." he said. "I want to do a good job for the city of Upland." "The most visible goal to me at this time would be to have a controlled growth pattern in Upland I want to see the quality of living maintained in the City." Leall, 33. and his wife, Beverly, have two children. Timothy James, 6. and Charles Andrew. 3. By reappointing Canestro and Meyer. Mayor HaMeman maintained what he called a "continuity of experience" in the planning commission. a lot of challenges today and of course you need a continuity of ex- perience. You have to have continuity and you have to have he said in a recent interview. The mayor said the city will miss Grube. "He has been a very conscien- tious chairman and he does know parliamentary procedure he'U be missed because of his experience." Commissioner Canestro, who has serv- ed as commission vice chairman since W71, was first appointed to the commis- sion in 1967 to fill an unexpired term. Me was reappointed in 1970. Commissioner Meyer, owner of "Modern Decorators" in Upland, was first appealed to the commission in 1919. He served on the architectural Mexican exchange students visit city By Don Ham Thirteen year old Jesse Luis Gutierrez and his brother. Ramon Palma Gutierrez. 9. exchange students from H Carborca, Sonora. Mexico, Upland's sister city, spent five weeks in Upland this summer They lived in two local households, the home of Mrs. Gloria Schwing and the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Larned and their four children, and also attended summer school classes at Upland Elementary School and Upland Junior High School. Though neither student spoke English, according to Mrs. Larned. their tem- porary mother, communication was relatively easy through the use of a Spanish" language book and "sign language." Luis, through a translation made oy Upland High School freshman Juanita Leon, said that not knowing the English language wasn't that big of a problem, although he did have trouble understan- ding his instructors at school Luis and Ramon said they liked summer school and all the friends they made while in Upland and want to come back. -There are two things I noticed they really love to do', roller skate and swim." Mrs. Larned said. Luis said he had never roller skated before coming to Upland and had only been swimming a few times, usually in lakes. Here, he noted, they have swim- ming pools everywhere he goes. Over there, thev don't. Luis and Ramon said they enjoyed Upland schools more because they have recesses during the day. In Caborca. chairman Marj Wilson at Swim at high school am 5hr senior lifesaving, 15 or oMer. fee is per All instructors are Actors. Red cross waier odiciv commission from 1W9 to juniors plan Olympic fete OM, new and prospective members of the Upland Junior Woman's Club will be compettof for first place ribbons Thur- sday, a at a.m. in the club's annual Olympics, to be neU at tome of Mrs. Margaret Troje, social chairman. A salad luncheon, provided by members, will proceed the Olympics. Women between tke ages of II and who like to compete Olym- pics pfcilairtfcropic service club can call or JtVOtt prior to Aug. a. EXCHANGE STUDENTS Ramon Palma Gutierrez 9 teft Se Upland Sister City Association. The two students are from H. Caborca. Sonora. Mexico. Upland's sister city.___________ Adult school class registration planned they have just the lunch break. According to Mrs. Lamed, having the Mexican children in her home was a good influence on her own children. After each meal. both.-Children clean up their dishes and wipe their area flf the table clean. They're both ".polite. generous and she always make up their bed the minute they get out of it." She said she had a great deal of respect in their parents for a good upbringing. Mrs. Lamed, who plans "to take Spanish lessons along wittCsevefaTof her children, said their reason for taking lessons was probably the family's recent trip to, Caborca. In Caborca. they met Luis Sanchez Gutierrez, the children's father, and a friend of Ed Larned, his wife Rosano Raima Gutierrez, and their four other children, including Rosa. Maria, 15. Lorena. 4. Rojelio. 10. and Aaron. 6. Gutierrez, an electrician.and volunteer fireman, met Ed Larned. also ajireman. through the fire department. There is no smog in Caborca. accor- ding to Mrs. Larned. where ;the temperature reaches as high degrees. She said the streets in Caborca were "exceptionally that all the peo- ple "go out of their way to be nice to you" and that the residents "keep their word." Although the school is not "air 'con- ditioned. she said, it is very modern. The city has a "beautiful" city hall and jail. "It's a nice town.. .real nice.'' The town has sidewalks and paved streets only in the downtown area. Many of the homes don't have glass in the win-; dows or doors, she said. "Some areas are reallv poverty stricken." "We really like Caborca. and we want to go back" soon." Mrs. Larned said; When a group of Upland- Junior High School students visited the-City-in May, they were received by the mayor-ana treated to lunch by a local restaurant. "We have really enjoyed -having these kids here. I'm going to be sorry to see them go." Mrs. Larned said. "I wish everyone could have the same ex- perience of having exchange students in their home." The important part of the program, she said, was to exchange the different cultures. "I just think it's really interesting. Even though we haven't spoken Spanish. we've learned a lot with these boys." She said the Larned family, will probably visit the Gutierrez family in the fall or winter. Luis and Ramon, who were getting a little home sick during their last two weeks, left for Caborca Sunday, after- noon. Registration for the fall semester Chaffey High School District Adult Evening School will begin Thur- sday .Sept. 12. in the adult school office. 1245 S. Euclid Ave., in Ontario. Gardiner Srping Auditorium, room 101. Adult school office hours are 9 a.m. to noon p.m. to 4 p m. and p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon and p.m. to 4 p.m.. Friday. Classes are open to adults of the wesl End regardless of their educational background. The curriculum is planned for the adult who wishes to complete the requirements for a high school diploma and those who are interested in im- proving their skills for job opportunities or learning new skills in the business field. There are also special classes for parent's pre-school age children. Adult School Principal Harvey Shirk urges all prospective students to register as early as possible. Class size is limited. There is no tuition charge, but the stu- dent must purchase textbooks if needed and pay for materials and supplies used in Jhe classroom. Veterans may complete requirements under the G.l. Bill. They must attend four nights per week to oualifv for the full veterans readjust- ment'assistance base rate of per Special classes offered are citizenship and English for foreign speaking. High school diploma courses meeting toward the diploma, include English 1-2, English 3-4: English 5-6. creative writing reading improvement. United States history, American government, contemporary, history, social psy- chology, consumer mathematics algebra 1 and science introductory adult BBsiness courses offered, which off er five units of credit toward the high school diploma for one night a week, in- clude office machines, office practice, shorthand shorthand accounting- bookkeeping, typing (beginning) and typ- ing Elective courses offered for five units of elective credit toward the diploma, in- clude conversational Spanish (begin- conversational Spanish II ad- vanced child management techniques, understanding the rapid learner, sociology of the Mexican-American, teacher aide training, medical atten- dant, parent child relationships, pain- ting, crafts, ceramics, ornamental wrought iron, general auto tune-up, auto tune-up smog control, small engine repair, radio, television and appliance repair, woodshop woodshop photography 1. photography H. photographic arts, photographic arts general sewing, advanced sewing, macrame and stitchery and parent-child relationships. Additional information concerning classes and registration may be obtained by calling the adult school office, 963- 2010. Performance by Uplander held in L.A. Scott Neistadt of Upland will perform in the California SUte University Los Angeles' Drama Department's summer theatre production of to air Friday through Sunday, Aug. 9-11 and Friday through Sunday. Aug. in the State Playhouse at the university. Curtain tone will be p.m. each Friday and Saturday and p.m. each Sunday. Reservations may be made toy calling the box office at <213) between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Council cuts back St. plans By unanimously approving a revised landscaping plan for Mountain Ave. north of 16th St to the city limits, which features landscaping only for the center divider, the Upland City Council Monday night saved the city up to a year in maintenance costs. Under the new plan, according to Upland City Engineer Fred Blanchard, it will cost the city approximately a year for maintenance of the two-mile long project Maintenance for the original plan, which would have featured 14-foot right of ways with sidewalks along each side of the street ta to the iWoot wide center "landscape was estimated to be a year. Under the revised plan, from seven to 12 feet of sidewalk, possibly made of "stamped" concrete constructed to resemble brick, cobblestone or another special surface, will extend from the curb to a six f oot high waB, will be constructed in an angriar patten with elevation steps to compenate for the grade along Mountain Aie. Tne plan reowes kadscapiw on the property side of the wall in areas vftfcfc would vary from three and katf feet to eight and one iutf feet becawe of tke staggered shape of the wait. Trees and shrubs, to act as a between traffic and tomes OB Ave., will be planted by futtre tome developers and maintained by tome owners. Mountain Ave. will have two, 32 foot wide drives for northbound and southbound traffic for a total curb width of 80 feet. It will reqairtlg feet of additional right of way along each side of the street for a total right of way width of 112 feet n eght feet less on eadi side tfett recommended in the original plan. JEWS PA PER I SiFWSPAPFld ;