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Valley News, The (Newspaper) - April 20, 1971, Van Nuys, California TMI NEWS Von April 20 Pong Diplomacy r Communist China's friendly and apparently out- response to America's table tennis team has i opened the door to further cultural exchanges between the two countries Also the possibility of more trade travel barriers being eased The Nixon had previously dropped some restrictions The Chinese literally rolled out the red carpet for the visiting teams Receptions dinners and various entertainment including a ballet staged by the wife Communist Party Chairman Mao Tse-tung were given for the players China is evidently attempting to create a new and to set-up an atmosphere favorable to her admission to the United Nations next fall However the question of Nationalist China still remains and it is doubtful that Taiwan or Peking would be willing to Thus the stalemate is not likely to be quickly re- solved by Communist China and the United States But with increased cultural and a lowering of trade barriers friendlier relations between our two countries loom on the distant horizon Oscar The forty-third annual Academy Awards Thursday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center was not well staged a production as many in the past But a low-keyed gloominess dominated the possibly because of the current state of the motion picture industry and the high unemployment Patton was the big winner missing only two of its ten nominations Including the actor award jor George C Scott's performance in the film Scott announced some time ago that even if he were to win the Oscar he would not A fact that the Academy chose to ignore Patton was a marvelous film and deserved its many awards which Best best direction Franklin J Schaffner best art direction best set direction best sound best script and best editing Other popular winners were Helen Hayes for her role as an elderly habitual stowaway in Airport John Mills for his beautifully sensitive portrayal as a re- Ryan's Not having seen Glenda Jackson in her winning performance in Women in Love it is unfair me to comment Nevertheless I had hoped that Ali McGraw would win for Love Story Somehow Miss Jackson did not seem the popular favorite but someone for high points of the evening the standing ovation accorded Lillian Gish who was pre- sented with a special Swedish director the maker receive the Irving Thalberg Award won a special Oscar for his years of superlative movie making and Frank Sinatra received the annual Jean Humanitarian Award for his public and ate charity work wv John Longenecker cinema student won an the best live action short of Broncho Billy which he produced on a budget So despite a recession in the film industry and a iort of in the audience nevertheless the glitter glamour prevailed and Hollywood kept a lip Richard Van Valkenburg Ends Ocean Tour of Duty Richard W Van petty officer class USCG husband Mrs Elaine M Van Conferences Set on Public Agency labor Relations Training in the relations of public agencies to meet need created by the of public employes bargaining will be offered in the first of a series of two- it Designed primarily for county state and government pagers the conference will Thursday in UCLA's facility at and Grand Ave The conference be in July October January Information reservations may by telephoning THE FORUM kenburg of 18801 Calvert St Reseda is sen-ing aboard the U.S Coast Guard Cutter Gresham has completed the first full season of ning Ocean Station Hotel 180 miles east of Atlantic City NJ The cutter Gresham re- ported critical weather data necessary to improve storm warning forecasts fox the Northeastern Slates Ocean Station Hotel is operated from Aug 1 to March 31 annually and was manned by Gresham for 205 of 244 days this season is at Norfolk Va 5000 Brochures About Veterans Aid Authorized Authorization to print -5000 copies of a revised brochure describing vices available to veterans and their dependents has been given by the County of Supervisors The Board gave its for printing not to exceed on the recommendation of J man Kelly director of the County Dept of Military and Veterans Affairs The brochure is a one- page two sided document which contains tion on services available to veterans GETTING THE MESSAGE Appoint Industry Leader to Quake Study Commission William A Simpson Jr Los Angeles civic and con- struction industry leader has been appointed to the Los Angeles County Earthquake Study Commission Simpson said the com- mission is looking at the probable cause of the quakes which rocked the Valley will examine tions of design of tures and analyze what the forces of nature will be likely to do in the ture The group will un- cover questions of fact and make scientific to the county Simpson is dent marketing of the Dillingham Corp He is chairman of the board of the William Simpson Con- struction Co and the im- mediate past president of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce T to Offer Course In Auto Design Any teenage boy who likes to draw cars and is interested in learning more about the art of car designing may now enroll in a special class titled Fundamentals of rently sponsored by the Young Men's Christian Association The series is held every Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m at the YMCA 6901 Lennox Ave in Van Anyone of age is eligible to enroll Interested persons should register at the ter or telephone for more information Richard Whealon Finishes Training With U.S Army Army Pvt Richard W Wheaton Jr whose ents live at 4555 Arcola Ave North Hollywood has comple ted eight weeks of basic training at the U.S Army Training Center Infantry Fl is Wash IF Wheaton entered the Army in September 1070 private is a graduate of North Hollywood High School and a BA degree from Occidental College Angeles in 1970 His wife Debbie lives at 7632 Topanga Canyon Blvd Canoga Park IF everyone who drives of walks could lie a month in bed With broken bones and wounds or fractures of the head And there endure the agonies that many people do They'd never need preach safety any more to me or you IF everyone could stand beside the bed of a close friend And hear the doctor say no before that fatal end And see him there unconscious never knowing what took place The laws and rules of traffic I am sure we'd soon embrace IF everyone could meet the wife behind And step into the darkened home where once the shined And look upon the vacant chair where Daddy used to sit V I'm sure each reckless human would be forced to think a bit would realize pedestrians tin the street as much the right of way as those upon the seat And train their eyes for children who run recklessly This steady toll of human lives would drop from day to day IF everyone who drives or walks would heed the danger signs Placed by traffic engineers who also marked the lines To keep all traffic in its lane and give it proper space The accidents we read about could not have taken place IF every pedestrian would follow the Golden Rule due home near shops or school While children and the aged now are the major toll Life and limb conservation would then move toward goal And he who takes the wheel would say a little prayer And keep in mind those in the car dependent on his care And make a vow and pledge himself to never take a The great crusade safety then would suddenly advance S S SAM TAYLOR City of Los Angeles City Traffic Engineer Dept of Traffic EDITOR'S The above poem was written by S S Taylor in 1937 as part of a university thesis titled Speed and Accidents More than copies have been distributed nationwide by insurance firms lines and motor vehicle manufacturers in the interest of promoting highway safety A BETTER DAY TO YOU My MAU Mr Friedman's column will resume on Slay 4 The SCRAMBLER Select words meaning the opposite of words above the squares arranging the letters in the two words to form a new word which one watches or pji SOMETHING ana RELAXED The SCRAMBLER word I I MIKE the WM die mar FIREMAN Makes Plea for Sclerosis Volunteers Editor The 9 to June 20 the National Multiple Society will be launching its annual There great need for volunteer ers I am hoping that my plea I am a victim of multiple sclerosis reach the hearts every reader Multiple sclerosis was first d e scribed in 1868 Today there are approximately young Americans suffering from this dis- PUBLIC FORUM ease estimated family members suffering from its heavy economic burden MS is a chronic sive disease striking young adults between the ages of 20 and 40 disease cannot be diagnosed in the early A history of sions of the symptoms and re- lapses reappearance is the most important con- Covered by Sheath Multiple sclerosis is a strange disease that at- tacks any part of the brain nerves and spinal cord in which scattered patches of scar tissue so called plaques are found throughout the nervous system These are re- ferred to as tion or of sclerosis Normally the nerve bers in the brain and al cord are covered with a fatty sheath called which is believed to act as an insulation In MS there are areas in which the lin dissolves or dis- integrates later the ed area is replaced by scar or from where it's name The usual early toms are mUd including perhaps numbness in a leg of arm blurring or double vision excessive fatigue These symptoms may come and disappear only to return again with perhaps new symptoms Cause is Unknown As the disease es there may be tremors often making the patient weak and interfering with writing sewing buttoning clothes there are speech d i s t ness in walking and in- ability in maintaining ance difficulties with ion such as blurred double vision or blindness in one or both eyes may occur bowel and bladder disturbances are common The cause is unknown There is no known cure effective therapy or pre- vention as yet But through research there is Faces Possibility During the past few advances in the struggle against the great crippler of young adults have widened To give MS patients continued hope we must double our goal Research programs scheduled in California for 1971 total a p p with an additional for post doctoral training In Los Angeles and ange Counties we support seven MS clinics How would you or a loved one feel if you were suddenly retired at a young age due to a crippling disease for which there is no Every MS patient faces this possibility Your volunteering will give us the continued hope for the future and possibly prevent future victims giving you and your loved ones a safer ture Please aid in the fight against this great crippler of young adults For further information concerning volunteering during the campaign please contact Mrs Al net San Fernando Valley campaign chairman at Monday through Friday from 9 to 5 p.m North Hollywood Watch on Washington by Clark Ribicoff Questions CBS About rum Interview WASHINGTON Sen Abraham Ribicoff D- chairman of the Senate permanent in- subcommittee complimented the bia Broadcasting System for very enterprising journalism but it with a sarcastic tongue in his cheek Ribicoff chairman of the subcommittee probing scandals in service clubs in Vietnam was referring to the Mike Wallace inter- view with William C Crum aboard in the harbor at Hong Kong Repeat Contention The CBS show was ex- tremely critical of the Ribicoff subcommittee for providing the forum for a witness who it was con- tended maligned Crum with highly questionable charges Wallace accepted and r ep e a t e d Crum's con- tention that the had failed to in- carefully the key w i t n ess against Grum Jack Bybee of Foster City Cal Crum charged in the CBS interview that Bybee had passed himself off as a lawyer when in fact he not and that Bybee a tive of Sen Barry water when in fact he was not In short Crum com- that the Ribicoff had not made a proper check of Eybee'sbackground and had represented him as a reputable person while permitting him to testify that Grum had run a dis- honest bought off or compromised ian employes and military and i en- gaged to erode ese customs laws i No Effort Made Had Wallace or CBS in- the of the ings to that point they would have found at least a dozen witnesses had en direct testimony and p r o v i ded documentary of the dishonesty and illegality of Crum's operation that rated Bybee's testimony on all material points Wallace and CBS could have quickly learned that the subcommittee made no effort to portray other than what he was an employe of a able employer Bybee was the one ness who could tie it all gether dating from 1951 and 1952 Crum timony showed had bribed custodians and given them kickbacks in Korea to his questionable relationship with Brig Gen Earl Cole and Army sergeants who made con- money running enlisted men's clubs Bybee a former em- ploye of two Crum firms gave the most detailed count of Crum's business methods He related that cy was the byword Describes Role He told of the paper shredding machine Crum gave him to dispose of all letters bills and invoices that investigators in nam might find helpful in piecing together Crum's activity B y b ee described his own role in preparing and passing chase orders and other comparable documents The former Crum em- ploye testified he became c o n c e r ned over those fraudulent purchase ders because Crum was so meticulous about not writing his name on of them While Mr Crum was a frequent participant in the Saigon black market in currency he was ful not to leave any Bybee testified Bybee suggested that Crum tried to use his in- fluence with the United States Army when he teamed of a possible raid by the Army's criminal in- Mr Crum said he would call General Cole the deputy chief of staff at Long Binh for personnel and a d m i n i s Bybee Mr Crum said that General Cole was costing him a month and that this was the source of favors he could expect to ask the General Crum Not Available In addition to getting tips from General Cole on upcoming the Army as well as the Vietnamese in- Crum told me he had asked the CID the Army's Criminal In- Division and the f raud suppression squad to initiate a raid on one of Crum's com- Ribicoff said Ms staff members had been trying to question Crum for weeks but that he was unavailable to them He told Hans Nathan a lawyer for Crum and eral Crum enterprises that my understanding is that your firm arranged for the CBS interview with Mr Crum Nathan said his firm did not arrange the CBS in- but had received the request and passed it along to Crum in Hong Kong It was indeed prising journalism to cate a witness unavailable for testimony under oath before the subcommittee and to provide him a rum for criticism of the committee Nothing in Record But there was some ob- ligation by the television producers to read the record to determine if Bybee was being sented as something he was not and to determine whether his testimony un- der oath was corroborated Ribicoff said he and er committee members had no knowledge that Bybee had ever ed himself to be a lawyer and said there was ing in the record to in- that he had One staff member Verne Duffy had heard that Bybee had claimed a relationship to Sen water at one tune Bybee denied this and Goldwater's office had never heard of Bybee There would have been no point in gratuitously tossing Goldwater's name into the hearing If the television tion had been responsible the whole matter would have been less vulnerable to attack by Vice dent Spiro Agnew Television productions are often show business in a hurry but a little more research would be most helpful Post Office Hails Story on Roaming Dogs Editor The Thank you for the out- standing article written by Mrs Polly Spain on Loose Dogs Stall Causing PUBLIC FORUM Problems in North ley We in the Postal vice are deeply indebted to your newspaper for the wonderful public service you have performed in our behalf The articles written by your staff concerning our problem with dogs has contributed much in bringing public attention to the plight of our mail carriers Gilbert M Manriquez San Fernando R
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