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Valley News, The (Newspaper) - October 11, 1973, Van Nuys, California TODAY'S VAUEY WEATHER Smmjr skies aad temperatures forecast Highs will be u the 7fe l.w Ms, Ifws in the mi4-4ta er Ms. APCD predicts tight She 174 PAGES News WEST VALLEY EDITION and GREEN SHEET Established 1911 c5 B I 3 VOL. 51 HOME DELIVERY BY CARRIER bUN TUES, THURS, FRI., 1.25 MONTHL t THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1973 340-0560 342-6101 786-7111 lOc Copy Vice President Agnew Resigns, Pleads No Contest to Tax Charge SP Right of Way Offered for Bus Line Compiled iron the wires of United fnx International Israel said yesterday it offensive against Egypt and Syria" 'after in the Middle East 'war. f 7 Israeli Air Force planes flew missive -Bpmblng at- tacks on Syria and Egypt ana carried Jtlie war into the northern Syrian cities oj 'Horns and-Latatoa and Israeli troops were reported: pushing into Syria and driving the Egyptians back toward the -Suez-Canal. "Tuesday, Israel had conceded the loss of 'the east bank of the Suez Canal and the Bar Lev defense line at the canal, Israel s worst military setback in 25 years. Iraq indicated it was entering the war on the side of the Arabs and said its planes already had taken part in attacks on the Suez and Golan Heights fronts. 7 r Important wire news will be found on page A-26- Hussein of Jordan called up reserves "because ol the present circumstances" and it appeared Jordan might loin the war The Arabs have reported destroying more than 200 Israeli planes in five days of fighting and Israel ski it shot down 17 Syrian MlGs in dogfights over Say Expressway Would Run from Chatsworth Area a Syrian government sources in Damascus said the Israeli air raids on Horns and-Latakia yesterday -killed "hundreds of women and workers." Syria said. 200 per- sons were killed or wounded -Tuesday when Israel hit Damascus. Victims included six Russians killed at the Russian Cultural Center there. In Washington, President Richard Nixon discussed the bloody Middle East fighting Avith top congressional leaders of tooth parties yesterday and was given what one described as unanimous endorsement of efforts to end the conflict. No details were immediately available on specific information given by administration leaders, including Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, but one of the Doctors in Mold, England, have found a novel way to stop compulsive gambler William Davies from put- ting his money where his mouth is, Davies said. pick out horses twice a Davies said of his treatment. "Then they let me listen to the race broad- cast. When I get excited a doctor or nurses presses a button which gives me an unpleasant electric shock through the arms." "It brings me down to earth every timf, he said. "Already I am getting to hate racing and all that goes with participants, Sen. J. William Fulbnght chair- man of the Senate foreign relations committee, said. think they are making a general effort to bring it to an early end and establish a basis for a more permanent peace 1 find no fault with what they are attempting to do In related developments, negotiations on Arab de- mands for a 66S increase in the price of crude oil charged to western oil companies were interrupted in Vienna yesterday and no date has been set fo? a re- -umption of the talks, an oil company spokesman said And Transportation Secretary Claude S. Brmegar yesterday said if the Arab-Israeli War is prolonged, fuel Continued on Page 33 TODAY'S NEWS INDEX Jock Anderson Classified Crossword Puztle Employment Q A Films-Tempo Happenings for the Handicapped Kanter on Kantrocr Polka Job Opportunities One Man's View Reteda-Caneta Pork Senior Citiuni Today Page A-2 PogcC-15 Pat< 1-16 frrge 8-4S Page B- 17 Pate A-2S Pate C-l Pate Pate C.I 4 M Paso 1 Woodtond HHH Page 1-43 Television C-13 Turning It On VHol Record Page C-14 West Oeeunefiona! Center Pote Women C-2 Your tirthd.y PefVl-46 JUNIOR MI6H SCHOOLS Nobel A-4S NortkridflC 1-10 Francfe Porkmen Pofe B-48 Portolo 1-41 Froncisce SatrivoAi John Svtttr Pete A-21 The 'Southern Taciiic Railroad stepped forward this week with an "offer to help, meet-, metropolitan Los Angeles public transit needs by selling or leasing a strip of a 16-mile brarch line in the San Fernando Valley for development as an express busway. The railpoad made the ofter as an .alternative to growing: demands from lo- cal political leaders that it permit commuter trains to be operated during rush hours along its main line through the San Fernando Valley to downtown Los Angeles. The SP proposal would involve construction of a busway through the heart of the Valley from Chats- worth to North Holly- wood, where it would link up with the Hollywood for the balance of the route to the central city. The system would be similar to the experimen- tal busway on the San Bernard ino Freeway where express buses trav- el at an average of 60 miles an hour. The Valley busway would tie in a plan being developed by the State Transportation Dept. for a s o-c a 1 led "contra-f system to speed buses Continued on Page 20 Sunshine, Warm Day Predicted Sunny ikies and wait- er temperatures are pre- dicted today in the according to the National Weather Service Highs will be in the 70s or low 30s, lows in the mid-40s or 50s. Weather Station in Van Xuys recorded a high temperature yester- day of 83 degrees and a low of 47 Tuesday's high was 7 j, the low 44 The Air Pollution Con- t r o 1 District predicted light smog todaj in the West San Gabriel Vallev jiKi central area, of Los Angeles County. issued the follou- mg forecast for atmos- pheric conditions Ozone maximum of 15 parts per million in the central and San Gabriel Valley areas, and .05 to .10 ppm else- where in the county. Smog effects light in Continued on Page 33 Increases in Food Prices to Continue, Experts Say Expect Meat Cost Decrease Soon, But Bread, Milk Items May Grow Scarce By RUTH CROFT Valley housewives will continue to battle the budget through the end of the year, it appears, be- cause further price in- creases -for most staple' foods are predicted by. a supermarket industry re- search group. This gloomy forecast was made Tuesday in Los Angeles "during a press briefing called by the Su- p'er Market Institute, whicli assembled leading commodity experts to give their outlook for food prices during the final quarter of 1973. T li e only immediate blight spot on the con- sumer scene came from remarks made by Richard Lyng. president of the American Meat Institute. who maintained that meat supplies for the balance ot the year will be ample, prices far below those of recent months. "We're over the worst Lyng said. ''Early in 1974 there might be a falling off of supplies due to price control dis- ruptions last summer, but there should be increasing "supply in late 1974 which will continue through 1975 and 1976." Other experts were not so optimistic, however Speaking for the biead and baked goods industrj, William 0. Mead, chair- man of Campbell Taggart Inc. blamed the ment's wheat deal with Russia as a principal rea- bon lor price increases. "Unless reasonable ex- p o r t co ntrols are in- stituted and soon prices of bread, ham- b u r ger buns, crackers, cookies arid all suck prod- ucts will go unbelievably Mead said. He reported that the carry-over between wheat crops last spring was 000.000 bushels, but that would be reduced to only this growing sea- ton 'should projected port commitments be ful- filled. are consuming do- mestically and exporting abroad our cereal grains at a rate this country cannot support without reducing our own stocks to levels that are dangerous for the American consumer'' he said Powder Imported ''Suspicious import pol- icies of the was the prime concern oi Dr George L. Mehren, general manager of Asso- ciated Milk Producers Inc For an example, he said pounds of milk powder has been brought into the United States this A ear. an amount equal to b n e-f ourth the normal powdered'milk production in this country. ''And, I understand it is all labeled 'only for human consumption.' At least this has been the previous pol- icy because foreign pro- cessors don't remove those little bugs which cause Continued on Page 33 Mayor Earns High Marks from Majority of Council Nine in Poll by The News Say Bradley Performed Favorably for First 100 Days By DURWOOD SCOTT Mayor Tom Bradley got off to a flying start in his tirst 100 days, according to a majority of those in the best position to know his former City Council colleagues The s obtained com- ments from 13 of the 15 councilmen. based on the question of Bradley's per- fonnance in the first 100 from July 1 to last Mondav could be cred two unfa- and one uncom- mital. Bv far the majority o p i nion included such words as "ex- c e 1 1 e n t' a nd ''out- standing Council president John S Gibson Jr. (loth Dis- trict) a of 22 3ears on the city body. said Bradlej is performing 'much better than arrv former mayor I ve worked with M o councilmen re- marked on the good rela- tionship between Bradley a former councilman, and the current City Council Former Mayor Sam Yor- ty defeated bv Bradley, seldom got along with the maiority of the Council But all of Bradley s marks from councilmen contacted were not lau- datory. Severest critic was Val- ley Councilman Louis R No well (First District) who accused Bradley of attempting to set up a "boss-type city govern- Continued on Pace 14 Nixon Seeks Guidance on Agnew Post Mansfield deports Nominee Expected by First of Week WASHINGTON President Nixon told Republican congressional leaders late yesterday af- ternoon that he is open to all suggestions for a suc- cessor to former Vice President Spiro T. Agnew. Shortly after Agnew an- nounced his resignation, Mr. Nixon began soliciting r e c o mmendations from various elements in the Rep ublican Party, and also met with speaker Carl Albert and Senate Demo- cratic leader Mike Mans- field. Offered Opinions Mansfield said after the meeting that Mr. Nixon indicated he would submit the name of his nominee to Congress ''at the end of this week or the first ot next week." He said the meeting with Mr. Nixon and Al- bert lasted about 40 min- utes. Mansfield refused to disclose whether any spe- cific names were dis- cussed, but he said he of- fered his opinions to the President on what "politi- c a 1 q u alifications" the nominee should have. A White House official said he expected Mr. Nix- on to name a proposed successor to Agnew "with- in days.'' Mr. Nixon has the pre- rogative under the 25th Amendment to nominate a candidate when the vice presidency falls vacant His choice requires ap- proval by majority vote of the House and Senate Open Mind Noted Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott of Pen nsylvama said Mr Xixon had asked for rec- ommendations from con- g r e ssional Republicans. GOP governors and' mem- Continued on Page 20 Gels Fine, 3 Years Probation Says Interests of Nation Behind Action; U.S. Asked Compassion By EUGENE V. KISHEK WASHINGTON (UPD Spiro T Agnew resign- ed as vice president of the United States yesterday "in the best interests of the nation'' and pleaded no contest in Federal Court in Baltimore to <t single count of income tax evasion in 1967 The Justice Department at the same time dropped its criminal investigation SPIRO T. AGNEW Resigns Office of Agnew. but told the court it had evidence that Agnew was receiving cash payments from Maryland contractors as late as De- cember 1972. He was the second vice president in history to re- sign and the first to do so under duress. President Richard M Nixon, expressing "a great iense of personal b a i d he w ould begin prompt consultations with national leaders of both political parties on nomi- nating a new vice presi- dent, who must be con- firmed by a maiority vote of the House and Senate U S Dist Judge Waltci E Hoffman, accepting result of two days- of se- cret plea bargaining be- tween Agnew and Atty. Gen. Elliot L. Richardson, tined Agnew and placed him on three years probation. Citfes Nation At Richardson's urging, Hoffman said he was for- saking his usual practice of sentencing lawyers, tax accountants or business executives to prison, termi of two to five months in income tax cases. In his letter to Mr. JSux- on, Agnew said, "I concluded that, painful a-i it is to me and my family, it is in the best interest's For related stories, see Page A-22, ot the nation that I relinquish the vice presi- dency.'7 Richardson appealed to Judge Hoffman to keep Agnew out oi prison of compassion for the man, out of respect for the of- fice he has held and out of appreciation of the fact that by his resignation he has spared the nation the p r o 1 onged agony that would have attended upon his trial." Agnew left office less than two weeks after he declared in Los Angeles that he would ''stay and fight" and would not re- sign even if indicted. But yesterday, speaking in a low, firm voice, he ended Continued on Page 20 Against Agnew Described in Excerpts B A L T I MORE. Md. (UPT) Excerpts of the g o v e r nment's position from the evidence against Spiro T. Agnew as re- leased by the office of U S. Atty. George Beall INTRODUCTION The following statement is respectfully submitted to the court by the gov- ernment at the arraign- ment of Spiro T. Agnew. It constitutes a detailed recitation of the facts and evidence developed by the i n v e s tigation to date, which establish in part the source ot the unie- ported funds which con- stitute the basis of the charge filed today The presentation of this in court today was a mate- rial condition, requested by the Department of Jus- tice. to the agreement reached between the gov- ernment and Mr. Agnew. Summary The relationship of Mr Agnew, I. H. Ham- merman II and Jerome B. Wolff. In the spring of 1967, Continued on Page 20 NOTICE TO ALL VALLEY NEWS GREEN SHEET CARRIERS! Collection Turn-in Day is Saturday, October 13. Will you be one of the 300 or 400 Carriers going to DISNEYLAND Saturday, October 27?