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Arcadia Tribune (Newspaper) - October 22, 1972, Arcadia, California 1� 71 mob win my mourn if it California newspaper Pui Lish yes association la pages�?2 sections it member verified audit a circulation inc. 10c a copy delivered thursday and sunday vol 51, no. 85arcadia joins Watson opposition answers Richardson Hart blasts Birch society the John Birch society and state sen. H. L. Richardson got the bite thursday when candidate for the 19th state senatorial District Stan Hart appeared before students at Arcadia High school. Quot i understand that when or. Richardson was Here he said that he Felt he represented the majority opinion in the District and when that changed it was time to change him he said. A Well he does not represent. The majority opinion in this District and he never has a said Hart who pointed out that Richardson was one of the few who formed the John Birch society. Society beliefs a do you know what tile John Birch society is Quot Hart asked the students. A most of us know it As an ultraconservative group. But to be a member you have to believe in certain among the belief requirements is that president Dwight Eisenhower and John faster Dullas were communists and that president Richard Nixon is a communist and part of the worldwide conspiracy to control the world by a few insiders he said. The society exists on deceit. Falsehood and twisting of the truth for their own ends Hart said mentioning Gay Allens Book a none dare Call it conspiracy which was released earlier this year. Although Richardson resigned from the society in 1965 Over leadership disagreements he might still hold the same beliefs Hart said. Hart told the students to read an article on the finances of political campaigning in a recent time Magazine and said that Richardson has had Campaign contributions from lobbyists for the California liquor distributors and the Santa Anta and Hollywood Park racetracks. Richardson also uses state Money to Send out his Campaign literature Hart charged. Hire another sub contractor if the original one was doing an inadequate Job he said. A we have an Opportunity to improve the Breed of the California Senate a Hart said. He offered his engineering experience As a qualification for adding some technical knowledge to an otherwise attorney dominated legislature. He also labelled himself a consumer advocate As he condemned general motors for saving eight cents per car by putting out a inferior motor mounts which resulted in the traffic deaths of several a we took a Telephone poll in the District and 94 per cent of the people said they would be in favor of government controls on the automobile manufacturers to Force them to build safer and cleaner cars a said Hart. Favors prop. 20 Hart pointed out that while he was in favor of the coastline initiative prop. 20 Richardson made a decisive vote twice to defeat such environmental Protection Legisla to on in two years. He also touched on his theory that larger cars were too rapidly depleting the worlds Oil reserves and that unless some conservation Effort is made immediately Thor world will soon have no Petroleum to use for anything. Child care centers would be an efficient Way to solve much of the welfare problem because most people collecting the Aid Are mothers with dependent children said Hart. Unlike Richardson Hart told the students he was very much in favor of the 18-year-old vote and Federal Aid to education. Marijuana penalties arboretum future a a artist s sketch details new Entrance to arboretum proposed by the facility a a Board of directors. The new Entrance which would be located South of present Entrance is proposed to coincide with the Entrance of fashion Park and would provide improved Access to parking areas. Arboretum representatives Are currently meeting with fashion Park officials to Iron out details. Thing happens 9police arrive Arcadia High school students hit Seares on youth party statements Bridge collapse Hart said the recent collapse of the Arroyo Seco area Bridge on the foothill freeway could be blamed on a Gross negligence As Well As the fact that the present state administration Cut out the Industrial safety Board from the budget. Inspectors from the Industrial safety Board used to inspect the Sites of construction work and had the authority to Force a contractor to he dissented on the marijuana initiative prop. 19 by saying a there Are too Many questions about marijuana to completely legalize its use. Hart recommended that penalties be reduced while Richardson has previously said the punishment should be made More severe to prevent its use. Re employment consumerism and teenage crime Are other issues Hart listed As priorities for the state legislature. Hart completed his talk with a political plea for support. A i want to win with your help and not the California liquor lobby so he said. Short takes film festival rescheduled the Jeanette Macdonald Nelson Eddy film festival to be presented at the Academy theatre in Pasadena has been rescheduled promoters announced this week. Originally slated to begin tuesday oct. 24, the festival is now set to commence on nov. 21, at i . Kicking off the festival will be two of the pairs now classic films a a sweethearts and a let Freedom Absentee ballots Arcadia City clerk Christine Vanmaanen reminds voters who will be unable to get to the polls on nov. 7 that applications for Absentee ballots Are currently available in her office at City Hall. The deadline for returning applications to the county registrar of voters office is oct. 31. Scouting needs cited in response to remarks a Boist private teenage parties made by Arcadia police chief Robert Seares at a recent coordinating Council meeting several Arcadia High school students asked the Tribune to attend a student rap session so their vie in of the e parties could be made known. Some to students mostly upperclassmen met with a Tribune reporter one recent afternoon and charged that the chiefs statements had Little basis in fact and the subsequent newspaper articles were alarming their parents for no reason. A the editor. By Cathy Gaugh staff writer a nothing bad happens until the police come one student said of the gatherings. A at parties we re free. We stand in the Halls and talk we can meet people on an equal basis. And talk freely to a there is no a social elite stigma from school Al the parties because you Are with All your friends a added Patti Cook who professes to be a a regular Quot at the private parties. Admit dunking drinking and noise was a charge the students admitted a with conditions. A was for drinking Well some do and some done to said one girl. A some will drink beforehand and get to the party with a Buzz a a we be been keeping the parties contained said Rich Cooper. A we stay in the Yard or in the House. We try to keep the noise Down because we done to want to hassle parents worry about their daughters either added another student contending charges of rampant sex at the parties is false. Chief Seares implied that some parties turned into parental fears ties i went to i had a lot of respect for the Arcadia police a said Cooper. A a but that saturday when i saw the Monrovia police pull up on Sycamore Avenue and they came running at us with face Shields and bully Sticks Well i Wasny to going to stick the a a raid on that Sycamore Avenue party resulted in a complaint made by a continuation High school student. That one of the Arcadia officers used unnecessary Force in making an arrest. Accident spurt hits i. It Arcadia mayor Don Hage has called on the citizens of Arcadia to respond to the needs of the scouting program in the san Gabriel Valley. Hage said that the boy scouts need six men to Volunteer their services to the san Gabriel Valley Council boy scouts of America. It is not a request for funds or for financial assistance. None will be asked. It is not a request for scoutmaster. Six volunteers Are needed at the Council level for whatever time they individually feel that they can give to the boy scout program. Even men with limited time will be most Welcome. Those interested should Telephone District scout executive Don Donaldson at 351-8815 or 445-2570. Parental fears about drinking and marijuana even promiscuity Are not issues in the private parties said miss Cook. A if someone is going to go out and gel loaded you can to blame the party for that he would do it anyway said another student. The three major complaints the students voiced reflected against the police the parents and the Community in general. A before the last two Par eight traffic accidents most of them minor secured in Arcadia during the latter part of the week three of them within seven minutes of each other on thursday. Traffic accidents a seem to go in spurts a according to traffic officer Lee Middlebrook who said wednesday nights showers in Arcadia had nothing to do with the accidents. A they All would have happened if it rained or one of the More serious accidents occurred wednesday at 4 24 ., on Santa Anita Avenue just South of Colorado Boulevard. According to police reports a car driven by Dona Lee Peterson of Arcadia collided with a car driven by Leslie Ann tinker also of Arcadia while the second car was turning left on southbound Santa Anita Avenue. Both cars sustained front end damage. Another Accident occurring thursday at 2 47 ., involved three vehicles and a pedestrian and resulted in three injuries. At the intersection of Duarte Road and Baldwin Avenue according to police a car driven by Edith Mary Rampone of Al Cerrito collided with a vehicle driven by bely Jean Mcclure of Temple City. The first car continued on and struck a third vehicle driven by Joyce Ann Privor of Oreon and a pedestrian Pearl Edwards who was in he Street Al the time. Chief Seares said if took a whole monday morning going through reports a to prove the officer did nothing wrong. A Rick Weis a Junior and Friend of the alleged victim made a conflicting report. A the police officers pushed the bully stick across his Throat until he was on the ground and two other officers handcuffed him a he said. No warning other students claimed the police converged on the party with no prior warning and hit some of the party goers on the head a if they weren to leaving fast the students also contend that damage to the House did not amount to $10,000, As reported by chief Seares. A it could t have been a one said. A a speaker blew out and a lamp broke. That Sall. It sure Wasny to $10,000.�?� parties Are the solution to the Lack of teenage facilities within the dry. According to the students. A the teen Center a Laurie Blue asked. A you go there when you want to get picked Laud dances the students lauded the fifth Quarter dances but said they Are also a too restrictive a with administrators and undercover agents hanging around a adding that they Are Only one night a week. A we Are going to keep going to these parties unless the adults provide something else for us a said miss Cook. However Only a few suggestions for what the adult Community could do were offered and All but one brought Forth snickers. Suggestions of a a malt shop and a give us wilderness Park a were immediately dismissed but a City donated a teen Park remained a serious topic of discussion. If parents and police could Only understand that the parties Are no worse than what they did in High school they would let up the pressure a a student said. If a party became uncontrollable the students would Call the police they contended. A i hesitate to Call t h e Arcadia police a said m i s s Blue. A they have helped me in a lot of ways panel suggested the students also suggested that if the situation remains difficult they would like to involve some police officers in a panel discussion with some students to try to arrive at an equitable solution. A if the police would Only treat ii As though it were an adult party it would be is id Zager. A if they treat us like adults Well act that Way a said miss Cook. Veterans Day Arcadia Post 247, american legion will hold its annual Observance of Veteran s Day i i . Monday in front of Arcadia City Hall. At left will Iarj Groen chaplain and Glenn Martin finance officer View the memorial plaque in front of Arcadia City Hall which pays tribute to arcadians War dead. Up plan study it dered Arcadia thursday joined a growing list of cities to officially express opposition of the Watson tax initiative prop. 14. City councilmen voted unanimously in favor of a Resolution denouncing the proposition which will appear on the nov. 8 ballot and urged All Arcadia citizens to cast a a a not vote at that time. Approval of the Resolution came Only after a slight debate concerning the cities oficial reasons for opposing the amendment to the state Constitution. On the motion of councilman Edward butter Worth a charge that the initiative would penalize sin file family Home owners renders and aged persons was de into. Butterwort contended thai the statement was too Broad and general. Environmental impart c councilmen responding to a request from mrs. Johanna a. M. Hofer also ordered the City planning staff to prepare an environmental impart statement on the upcoming fashion Park shopping development. Hie action is an apparent outgrowth of a recent supreme court decision which broadened the scope of the 1970 California environmental Quality act to include private developments As Well As Public. The decision came in Hie Case of the friends of Mammoth is. Mono county. I under the decision any private Developer can be required to undergo investigation to examine the full environmental Impact of a project. The initial step in preparing the environmental statement according to director of planning William Woolard. Will be completion by the Developer of a six Page a preliminary environmental description developers questions among questions asked of the Developer Are a description of existing environmental conditions in the area could the project disrupt or Divide an established Community could existing noise Levels be increased by this project to the extent that. Residents would be annoyed to any degree could the project increase air pollution Levels could the project generate a controversy. Answers to these and other questions will be evaluated by the planning department and then a judgment will be made on whether a full environmental Impact study is required. Related Adion in a related action the Council approved an additional $3,100 expenditure by the planning department to add a half time position to rope with an increased work Load a including possible future environmental Impact studies. After twice switching their role to Arcadia redevelopment Agency Ara Council members took further Steps to formalize their position As that body. After first doffing their Council manic hats in favor of Ara hats the councilmen were advised by City attorney Robert Ogle that it was half an hour too Early to meet in that capacity. They obligingly returned to their roles As councilmen for 30 minutes then switched hats a second time and officially adopted by Laws a mended to allow for earlier Aba meetings in the future a and a City Agency agreement. A full report on the scope of Ara activities is expected to be presented to the Public in late november. A foothill inter City newspaper to n. First ave., Arcadia Calif. 91006 446-0111 sunday october 22, 1972

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