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   Valley News, The (Newspaper) - June 3, 1973, Van Nuys, California                               TODAY'S VALLEY WEATHER Low clouds this morning, mostly sunny this afternoon. Highs 75 to 80, lows 35 to 124 PAGES and GREEN SHEET News Established 1911 NORTH VALLEY EDITION VOL 185 HOME DELIVERY BY CARRIER SUN., TOES., THURS.. FRI., MONTHLY SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 1973 Moll Addrcu. P.O. Box 310, Van Nuyj, Calif. 91408 14539 Sylvan Street 340-0560 342-6101 786-7111 lOc Copy City Growth WORLD NATION STATE Compiled from the wires of United Press International The Senate finance committee's closed-door approv- al of a proposed state budget, nearly less than that sought by Gov. Ronald Reagan, is scheduled to be ratified tomorrow, this time in public. The public and newsmen were barred from the committee meeting Friday in apparent violation of the Important wire news will be found on Page A-38 Legislature's rules requiring public sessions when votes are taken. "We made a mistake." said Sen. Randolph Collier (D-First chairman of the committee, following the 10-to-O vote in favor of the spending proposal, SB80. The three Skylab astronauts may stay in the space station 10 days longer than the original 28 days planned, if they cannot free a stuck solar panel to receive more electrical power, the space agency an- nounced yesterday. The reason given was better sun angles would produce a surge in much needed power in the orbital workshop from the 29th to the 38th days of the flight. Earlier the crew conducted a major survey of pollu- tion in California and irrigation needs for fields in Mex- ico. President Richard Nixon relaxed at his mountain- top retreat in Thurmont, Md., yesterday after putting a "highly successful" label on his summit talks in Ice- land with French President Georges Pompidou. Nixon's sentiments were echoed by his chief for- eign policy adviser Henry A. Kissinger and Secretaiy of State William P. Rogers. Pompidou, in a brief news conference, said: "We did not make decisions'. There were issues .qn which we agreed and others on which we disagreed, but on balance, the sum of agreements is larger than disagree- ments." An impending gasoline shortage may cramp the style of America's motoring tourists this summer, but motorists who plan ahead stand a good chance of not being caught out in the boondocks in the dead of night with an empty gas tank. Auto club and tour officials advised motorists to always keep their gas tanks half full, gas up before When firemen responded to a Paterson, N.J., woman's demand for a fire engine they found that she wanted to pump out her 1600-pound waterbcd so she could get rid of it. "She found it said a spokesman for the department, which refused the request. sundown and expect many gas stations to be closed on Sunday. Cutting down on speed will also conserve gas, the officials said. An Athens government spokesman said, "we are now living the first day of the as the Greek government, implementing its abolition of monarchy, accepted the resignations yesterday of a number of ranking military officers. In Rome. King Constanline remained in his villa for the second day with members of the royal family and maintained his silence on Premier George Papado- poulous' announcement Friday, making Greece a repub- lic with Papadopoulous as president. A U.S. Army officer attached as an adviser to Iran's armed forces was assassinated in Tehran yester- day by gunmen believed to be members of a leftist guerrilla group. Lt. Col. Lewis L. Hawkins 42, of Plymouth. Ind., was shot at close range by two men on a motorcycle shortly after he left his home to go to his office in the Iranian capital. In Cambodia, American fighter-bombers were re- ported striking suspected rebel positions 20 miles from Phnom Penh yesterday. the Cambodian high com- mand said rebel activity had generally diminished throughout the country. And in Manila, military authorities yesterday re- ported the capture of a ranking commander of a no- torious rebel liquidation squad under orders to assassi- nate President Ferdinand E. Marcos. The captive was identified as Roberto Santos 29. alias Commander Felman, described as a Maoist Corn- Continued on Page 24 TODAY'S NEWS A Ctacr loot: Estote Jock Anderson Crossword Puttie A FillM-TempO1 A-t .Peo.e B-3 .Pete 1.7 .Pefc B-7 Potc A-21 ..Peje Rescdo-Cenogo Perk Scpnlvcdo Sports Sqvore Donee Calender Poge A-5S Potc A-10 .Peje A-53 Pojc A-7 Grenade HHh People Inside Street Kenter on Kontreet Koplen Report! __ 1 OC last B-4 Pot c A-25 A-2 The Mixer Vitol Record Wottli on InFOSllfnjtOn Women A-2 .Pose t-7 .Poje A-2 ItrtMor Traffic Statistics Show Street Use Increases in LA. In the past two years the registration of motor vehicles in the city of Los Angeles increased at a rate almost twice that of its population, according to the Dept of Traffic's "Traffic Statistics" report for 1972. The report shows that the average annual auto and truck registration in- crease was com- pared to an increase of in population.- Attains New Peak Ratio of city residents to registered passenger vehicles and trucks is now 1.78 to 1, or more than one auto or truck for every two residents, according to the report. Population data in the report show the city at- tained a new peak in 1972. An estimated persons reside within the city's 464 square miles. "Los Angeles is the largest city in the most populous state in the na- said S. S. Taylor, city traffic engineer. "If current trends continue, Los Angeles will become the second largest city in the nation by the mid- 1980s." New York City is now first and Chicago sec- ond. Increase Continued The report noted that California has more registered vehicles than the next highest state. Texas, which has -Los Angeles County exceeds each of 42 states and the city exceeds each of 24 states in the number of registered mo- tor vehicles. The report said that an- nual travel on the city's 6543 m iles of surface streets and freeways con- tinues to increase at about o n e-half billion vehicle miles per year. Total travel in the city on streeets and freeways, based on fuel consumption figures, reached vehicle mUes dur- ing 1972. This is the equivalent of 2000 trips around the world every day. During a three-year pe- riod freeway travel remained at a level of vehicle miles. Almost twice as many vehicle miles are clocked on city surface streets as are recorded on the city's freeways. T his is apparently due." the report noted, "to the decline and almost de- mise, in new freeway con- struction in the city of Los Angeles. The contin- uing increase in travel is being absorbed by the city's surface street net- Despite this striking in- Continued on Page 24 House Looted of Stereo Stereo equipment worth more than was lost to burglars during a break in of a North Holly- wood home, according to jwlicc. Officers said Sam Duran of 6622 Beck St dis- covered his home had been burglarized Thurs- day. Thieves apparently forced open the front door to get in, police said. Youth Job Outlook Varies: Gloomy Here, Bright There By MICHAEL POLLOCK Employment prospects for youth in the Valley range from surprisingly good in some areas to in- credibly bad in others, and employers in those areas where youth em- ployment is down are being to hire more young people, especially during the summer when almost all youths will be available for work. The News learned from several different agencies con cerned with hiring that many more jobs are needed in the Valley for young people. The agencies, the com- munity Youth Employ- ment Services and the State Dept. of Human. Re- s o u r c es Development, stressed that the great majority of young people are out of work and look- ing for jobs. Many Need Work A few agencies maintain that the employment situ- ation seems to have taken a turn for the better. On the ether hand, Cur- tis Johnson, coordinator of the youth summer job program at the Pacoima HRD off ice, reported there are approximately 1000 to 1500 young'people registered for work in his office. Of that number, only about 45 have been placed on jobs, he said. This is particularly un- fortunate, Johnson said, because there are a great many young people in the Northeast Valley area who meet federal poverty re- q u i r ements and often need money to help feed CHAMBER MUSIC ensemble re- ceived first place Carolyn Gordon Mu- sic Scholarship Memorial Award, given by Arts Council of Califor- nia State University, Northridge. Award is presented yearly in mem- The News pnolo ory of Carolyn Gordon, former mem- ber of council and supporter of arts and music. From left are Alan Gordon, her son. presenting awards, and en- semble members Michele Bird, Bar- bara Porter and Roger Cantrell. Weatherman Predicts Sun In Afternoon MELODY, FORM RECOGNIZED Music, Art Students at (SUN Receive Awards Low clouds in the morn- ing followed by mostly sunny afternoon skies are forecast throughout the Los Angeles Basin today, the National Weather Ser- vice said. The San Fernando Val- ley area will have highs of 75 to 80 and lows of 55 to GO. Near downtown, highs will be near 75 and lows will be near 60. Weather Station 15-B in Van N u y s yesterday recorded a high of 67 and a low of 59. As this edition of The Nexvs went to press, no forecast on smog condi- tions had been issued by the Los Angeles County Air Pollution Control Dis- trict The beaches will have low morning clouds and mostly sunny afternoon skies. Highs will be from 70 to 80 and lows will be from 55 to 60. Mountain areas will be fair but low clouds will blanket coastal slopes in the morning and night hours. Highs will be 72 to 78 and lows will be in the 40s. Interior and desert re- gions will be mostly sun- ny, with local gusty after- noon winds in the north- Continneol on Page 34 The Arts Council for California State Univer- s i ty, Northridge, today had announeed the. recipients of scholarship awards presented annual- ly to distinguished stu- dents in the fields of mu- sic and art The Carolyn Gordon M u sic Scholarship Me- morial Award for first place chamber music en- sembles went to Michelle Bird, Roger Cantrell and Barbara Porter. Home Appliances, Jeweliy Removed from Residence Louis Bernstein of 54 0 1 C a rpenter Ave., Xorth Hollywood, was the victim of a burglary in which he lost worth of jewelry and home appli- ances to thieves, police re- ported. N orth Hollywood in- vestigating offficers said Bernstein lost a television set, oven, jewelry and vac- uum cleaner in the break- in. Authorities said a rear door and window were found tampered with. I Second prize winners are Sandra Azzoni, Carol Lisa Lindberg, Lewis Ro- sove and Geraldine Ro- tella. Third place ensemble winners are Lisa Edels- t e i n Janice Foy and Lewis Rosove. This memorial scholar- ship fund is sustained by the Arts Council and presented yearly in memo- ry of Carolyn Gordon, a former member and sup- jwrter of music and arts at the university. Her son Alan Gordon, resident of Sepulveda and senior at James Monroe High School, presented the following monetary awards: to each first place ensemble student; to each in second place and each to third place winners. The art awards for two and t h rce-dimensional media were given to Syl- via Schwinn and David Olson. Judges for the stu- dents works were Mmes. U. S. Anderson, Hugh Houseman and Thomas O'Donnell. Arts Council p r e sident Mrs. Robert Howe, made the pre- sentations to each winner. A special art award was made to Leslie Flores for her outstanding work in general study. Miss Flores Continued en Page 34 their families and return to school. Added to this problem is the fact that the Neigh- borhood Youth Corps pro- gram, which in the past has provided jobs for un- derprivileged youth, has been phased out by the federal government. Even though the NYC program has been dis- continued, a few programs have been developed by the federal and local gov- ernments to help insure jobs for youths meeting poverty requirements. Bob Reynolds, deputy associate regional man- power administrator, U.S. Department of Labor in Los Angeles, said the fed- eral government has allo- cated approximately to the city of Los Angeles, and about Hayes Hints at Collusion to the county from the Federal Public Em- ployment Program to sub- sidize jobs for those per- sons needing employment. city and county had the option of using that money for jobs for youth or for adult employ- ment programs. Approve Program "They (city and county officials) decided to tusu their own funds for sum- mer youth Reynolds said. Last month, Los Ange- Jes City Council approved a summer youth job pro- gram which, starting July 2, will divide 6436 equally between the 15 councilmanic districts. The council approved allocating for Continued on Page 21 GRADUATES SEEK HRD in Gas Bid JOB HELP Confirms County Accepted New Offer By Shell Oil By BILL PACKER Supervisor James Hayes (Fourth District) today had confirmed that Los Angeles County has ac- cepted Shell Oil Co.'s gaso- line contract bid and hin- ted that collusion might have taken place among major oil companies. T he Supervisor said, based on his investigation thus far, it "looks like somebody talked to some- body behind the scenes." Hayes said that this comment was sparked by an "unheard of practice" recently by oil companies where only one firm sub- mits a bid for local gov- ernment gas contracts. Notes Modification At a downtown press conference Friday, Hayes said he was "not very happy" to announce ac- ceptance of the bid, an, ac- tion reported by The News earlier, that repre- sents a cost increase. However, he pointed out that Shell Oil Co.'s bid, the only offer re- ceived by the county for its con- tract, was modified in the county's favor. And Hayes indicated that the county was under pressure to accept the bid because the city of Los Angeles, which received no bids on its contract next fiscal year, h'.d re- quested the offer if re- jected by the county. Bid Accepted Therefore, the county accepted the offer, but it is expected to pay more than additional for gasoline and other fuel next fiscal year as the re- sult of increases. In addition, Hayes an- nounced Friday that a bid by Standard Oil Co. of Cal- ifornia has been accepted to meet the county's diesel fuel demands next fiscal year. S tandard's offer, the onJy one received, is about Page 24 V Applicants in May Top April Total; Placements Up Valley offices of the State Dept. of Human Re- sources Development re- port that May for employment exceeded appreciably those filed in April. This increase, according to David Spivek who man- ages the North Hollywood office (which serves Bur- is due to candidate? for June graduation start- ing early in their search for jobs. H o wever. placements also were up and this, combined with a drop in claims for unemployment insurance compensation, indicates a continued im- provement in the area's e c o nomy, according to HRD statisticians. Only one HRD office North Hollywood shows a decrease in place- ments from May of last year when jobs for 434 ap- p 1 i c a n ts were found against 373 placed this past month. Spivek said this situ- ation reflects the effec- tiveness of the "job bank" system instituted last De- cember. Under the job bank pro- gram, positions listed at every HRD office in Lo; Continued on Page 24 AUTOMOBILE CARE HINTS TO BE GIVEN Tuesday's editions will contain a specially pre- pared tabloid containing information and sugges- tions on care and mainte- nance of automobiles. Advice will be given on ways to get longer, safer mileage from tires; how- to find competent auto firms; and there is a check list for readers who may be planning to tow trailers their vacations this summer. NEWSPAPER! jFWSPA.PF.R   

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