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   Vallejo Times-Herald (Newspaper) - January 8, 1974, Vallejo, California                               CORONA'S WIFE SUES FOR DIVORCE OVER READERS THE NEWSPAPER THAT GOES INTO ALL THE HOMES EVERY DAY VaJIejo SOLANO AND NAFA COUNTY'S MORNING NEWSPAPER WEATHER REPORT CLOUDY INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT, MORNING FOG EASTERLY WINDS 99TH YEAR-NO. 4 We MILT, lie VALLEJO, OF MARE ISLAND NAVAL SHIPYARD-TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1t74 2 SECTIONS 20 PAGES _ i M M Gloria Corona Seeking To Dissolve S S HI DIV G U I I _ I Jf W A J _ _ T _ I_____ M Age For Drinking Her Marriage To Juan By WAYNE BAILIFF Times-Herald Staff Writer FAIBFIELD The wife of Juan V. Corona, who was committed to the California Medical Facility in Vaca- vtlle after being convicted of 25 murders, filed for a dissolution of her 14-year marriage in Superior Court bere Monday- Gloria Irma Corona. 37. died irrec- oncilable differences as Hie reason for the dissolution periium and listed her sole income as a a momh public assistance payment. Corona. 40. a Yuba City farm labor contractor, was convicted last January of hacking 25 migrant farm laborers and drifters to deaih and bun-ing them in shallow graves in orchards along the Feather Mrs. Corona attended almost every pre-JriaJ hearing and day of ihe five- incnth trial in which Corona was con- victed. As recently as Dec. 2 she sat in a waiting room at the California Medi- BUSCH IS DUE TO SIGN PACT FA1RFIELD Augustus Busch Jr., chairman of the board of Anheuser- Busch, will be here at 3 p.m. today to sign sewer and water aareemeals ce- menting construction of a new brewery here. Ths ceremony will take piace ia the Civic Center council chambers. The million brewery will be built on a site at Haie Ranch and Magellan Rosds and is scheduled to open in 1976. Lasi major hurdle to construction was resolved Saturday when the Fair- field and the Solano Irrigation District seii ted a lawsuit over an underground reservoir the city plans to build. The brewing company had indicated it wasn't going to proceed unless the issue was settled. ITS HIGH TODAY'S CHUCKLE A saver is a farsighted person who lavs money away for the government's rainy day. BEWARE. CYCLISTS Both young and old bicycle riders are going to have to take some safety precautions because of Daylight Savings Time, a bus driver for the Valtejo Unified School District suggested Monday. Many riders going to school and to in the dark are very difficult to see because they have no reflectors or lights on their bicycles, the bus driver, a woman, said. She recommended that the bicyclists correct the situation before a serious accident occurs. OTHER FACTS Color blindness affects one man in every S bat only one -woman in 250. And allhougb at any age ihe female death rate is at least 25 per cent lower than the male's. have been estimated to be sick about per cent more oiten than men. Which sex is really smarter: In gen- eral intelligence, men and women seem about equal. However, more men than women seem to be found at either See ITS RICH Page 2 HIRE AN EXPERT! In most coses the expert fn moving, packing and storing' will cost you less because he knows what he's doing. Let us help you cut costs without ting corners. For your local or long distance move, it doesn't cost a cent to consult your local experts. CHIPMAN MAYFLOWER Moving Storage 623 Broadway Ph. 642-7528 GLORIA CORONA Juan Told Of Plan cal Facility for three hours while Corona underwent surgery for injuries suffered in a stabbing attack by other inmates. The dissolution petition said the cou- ple were married OB June 7, 1959 in Reno and listed Sept. 18. 1973 as the date of separation. Four children of the marriage, ranging in age from 3 to 12 years, were listed on the petition. Corona family members told the press during the trial the family had a home, several vehicles and other assets when Corona was arrested but had liquidated all the assets to pay for his defense. Yuba City attorney Robert T. Coats is representing Mrs. Corona. Corona's attorney, Lewis Garcia, said Mrs, Corona's attorney had dis- cussed the possibility of divorce action xvtth him. He said he had not discussed the matter with Corona. A family friend at the Corona resi- dence, who requested not to be iden- tified, said >Mrs. Corona would have no comment on the suit. Storm Folding 2 Found Dead The Great Storm of was dying hard late Monday amid reports of an elderly couple found dead in the snow. radio towers smashed in the Vaca Mountains and a Sacramento River flood warning stage at Rio Vista. Tne bodies of Kim Ray -Williams, 72, and his wife. Verla. 57, were found 300 feet from their trailer home near Clear Lake Highlands. They had taken a taxi to a main road near their trailer last Thursday night and were last seen starting the l.ODWoot hike to their trailer. The Lake County sbenffs department said the couple had fallen several times in the more than two-foot snow before Jheir fatal drop. In (he Vaca Mountains, three radio repeater towers, one of them 150 feet talk were snapped off. under ihe weight snow and ice. by high winds. technicians on snow cats discovered yesterday. One of foe towers fell across a No Problems In Darkness By BUD KRESSTN Times-Herald Staff Writer The mid-Winter restoration of Day- light Saving Time which sent VaJtejo's 15.000 public school students Jo classes an hour earlier Monday caused fewer repercussions than anticipated, accord- ing to'Supt. James M. Reusswig. "I received perhaps a half-dozen phone calls not as many as I thought I'd Reusswig said yester- day. He added, however, he also had re- ceived a number last Friday from parents concerned about having to seed their children off to school Mon- day m darkness because all clocks were advanced an hour on Sunday. The school superintendent empha- sized Jn his discussions with parents that "we're flexible in what limits we have and if problems are apparent, we'll make Meanwhile, Reusswig said, the prin- cipals in the 23 public schools main- tained by the Vallejo Unified School See DARKNESS Page 2 Mount Vaca power line Sunday night and that, combined with the crushing weight of wet snow, ripped dawn about a mite of the line, according to Willard J. Butler, manager of the Solano County district for The line served radio repeater sta- tions tint most of them have auxiliary sources of power. Solano County's radio repeater, serv- ing the sheriffs department, County Fire Control, roads department and tbe irrigation district, had to operate on an auxiliary gasoline generator Monday, according to Richard Minaka- ta, county communications mainte- nance man. He servked ihe Mount Vaca repeat- er siation yesterday, after a snow cat trip, and reported snow feet deep, with drifts to 6 feet, at the level at the south end of Blue 'Ridge. repair crews went to the area See 74 STORM Page 2 Rainfall Rainfall ___......._.............. .95 Season total to date_________IS-14 This date last year 12.33 Seasonal average this date....._ 7.36 Total rain last year __________ 33.13 Seasonal average___......___ 17.54 Measure f s Passed On Youfns SACRAMENTO Califor- nia Legislature resumed Its 1973-74 session in midstream Monday without ceremony or fanfare, but wrta a full agenda of unfinished business. The Assembly went right to work, acting on 27 holdover measures from last year. That's the way it was meant to be under the new Congress-style two-year sessions. Ths first major acaon of the year came when the Assembly approved 55-10 a proposed constitutional amend- ment to lower California's drinking age from 21 to 13. The proposal goes to the Senate, In the old days, the lawmakers could do little during the first 30 days of ihe session other than go through the routine of electing officers and or- ganizing for the new year. Even with a backlog of work before the Democratic-controlled legislature, Ihe major focus this week is on Re- publican Gov. Bonald Reagan. Reagan sends his Final budget to the legislature in two sections this on Tuesday and Thursday- Reagan will make his eighth and final Staie of the State address to a joint session of ihe legislature in the Assembly chamber at II a-m. Wednes- day. The half-hour address wi51 be broadcast live to much of California over radio and television. The gover- nor has said he will not seek a third term this year. The budget always is a big secret in Sacramento. But Reagan administra- tion officials have let it be known that it will be a conservative one totaling a little less than Sift billion. The administration also has said it intends to weather the state's expected economic problems without having to reson to a tax increase or to cut es- sential stale services. The governor is expected to touch on the energy crisis and ihe economy in his annual legislative message. Democrats are expected to take Jhe See AGE LIMIT Page 2 Kaiser's Plant Lease Given Vaf fejo Approval WATERBEDS TO FIT ANY BEDROOM DECOR Automatically Healed Folly Guaranteed Safety Approved Free Delivery A Set Up Come Irt And Try The All Nftw "Art-float Suspension" Water Mattrest RAINBO FURNITURE 103? Tennessee OPEN SUNDAYS 12-5 By CAROL CROSS Times-Herald Staff Writer Plans of Kaiser Steel Corp. for the establishment of a "marine-oriented assembly plant" on about 37 acres of publidy and privately owned property in South Vallejo were consolidated fur- ther Monday night when the Vallejo City Council formally approved a 25- year least agreement with the giant manufacturing .firm covering some 19 acres of city property. The company has announced it also is acquiring approximately acres of privately owned adjacent land part of it for a railroad spur leading from the existing Southern Pacific Co, tracks in the area bounded general- ly by Mare Island Strait on the west, Solano Avenue on the south. Sonoma Boulevard on the east and the small boat launching ramp on the north. Kaiser's plans to become a part of the Vallejo community were first made public at the council study ses- sion Jast Nor. 12. But at that time there was no definite indication that consummation of the land acquisition occur so swiftly. The urgency was explained in part last night by City Manager Gerald R. Davis, however, when he tojd ihe council he had received a telephone cail Friday from L. J. (Larry) McKee, assistant secretary of the corporation, requesting that the lease be added w Monday night's agenda. "The Davis said, "is that Kaiser Steel has a pending contract for fabrication and construction of oil drill- ing platforms and desires to have a lease on the site prior to entering into the contract." Kaiser executives who have seen en- gaged m negotiations with the city's staff, including City Manager Davis, Assistant City Manager Ted A. Mac- Donell and City Attorney John M. See CITY COUNCIL Page 2 RENT-A-TV COLOR or SiW WEEKLY RATES 643-1041 TV CENTER ANNEX FLOWERS 'PLANTS They're A NATURAL! HARRY SPROULE-FLOWHRS 7U Marin Vallefc 442.8901 77 Solono Sq., Eenicia 745-3711 Theodore D. Brown. 31, Goleta, is escorted by U.S, marshals in Sacra- mento Monday outside the Federal Building where he was arraigned on charges of shipping arms overseas without a State Department license and sending arms by common carrier without notifying the carrier. AP Wire- photo. Man Arrested At Travis Charged In Smuggling A 31-year-old Xavy veteran who was arrested Saturday at Travis Air Force Base coordinated efforts by a pro-Arab group to smuggle arms and ammuni- tion into Britain, the FBI said Monday in Sacramento. In an affidavit filed in the U.S. Dis- trict Court there, the FBI charged tha: Theodore D. Brown purchased au- tomatic pistols and 150 rounds of am- munition and then recruited an 19- year-old Santa Barbara girl to carry the arms into England by air. Details of the affidavit were re- leased Monday during the arraign- ment of Brown on charges of shipping arms overseas without a Depart- ment license and sending arn-s bv common carrier without notifying the airline invoked. The girl. Allison Rae Thompson, was arrested Dec. 29 a: London airport after the weapons were discovere-i in ON THE INSIDE Anderson ___ 9 Beronkt _____ II Bridge _____ _ 1 Classified 16-19 Comics 13 Considine_____7 Editorials _ ___ 8 Income Taxes 7 Manners __ 9 Obituaries ___ 4 Rainfall........4 Red Smith II Society 5 Sports......11-lt Star Gazer___4 State. Area___10 Stocks .....IMS Television _ 6 Temperatures __ 4 Theaters .7 Vitals________7 Weather _____ t her luggage, British authorities said. Taken into custody with her was Ab- delkhir el Hakkaour, o: Morocco. Aihar Xaseem. 21, of Pakistan, was taken into custody two days Jaier on the same charges. The three were a? Britain authorities ordered a narrata! aier1 fci- lowing reports that Arab radicals planned attacks against targets in Briiaffl. Brown knew Miss Thompson and El Hafckaour through his association wiih a Santa Barbara soccer team, ihe FB[ said. He was arrested Saturday at Travis Air Force Base and charged with taking part in ihe smuggling scheme. Arraignment was eoiuinued until today on the reques tof Brown's attorney. C.S. Public Defend- er E. Richard Walker. The FBI said Brown, who lives in GoJeta, near Ssnia Baraara. pur- chased ihe weapons in Santa Barbara Dec, 7 from three different stores, then flew to London on a military flight to consult with El Hakkaour. Hs returned io California on Dec. 24 and recruited Miss Thompson to ;ransport ine pistols, the affidavit said. The affidavit was signed by FBI Special Agent J. Francis Sulhvan and See EX-VETERAN Page Z ROOF LEAKING? CHECK OUR COMPLETE LINE OF ROOFING MATERIALS! FOSTER LUMBER 3280 Sonoma Blvd. 643-2301- HELP YOURSELF! To Our 1974 Small Car Lineup PIXTO MUSTAXG II COURIER IMMEDIATE DELIVERY! WILSON-CORNELIUS FORD (Formerly NEW 1301 GEORGIA USED 711 TENNESSEE iEWSPAPERl   

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