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Bakersfield Californian (Newspaper) - July 21, 1973, Bakersfield, California Color amp Black Ufa pickets freed after Nairn s order family members wait outside courtroom Friday prior to the release of More than 400 United farm worker pickets who were arrested in wednesday mass violations of court injunctions limiting picketing. A californian photo vol. 87 Bakersfield California saturday july 21, 1973 20 pages no. 202 hearings end with 51 new positions in budget even with a concentrated Effort to delete employees and Cut costs the Board of supervisors ended up with a budget for fiscal 1973-74 of $135,793,378 and the addition of at least 51 positions As the 10-Day county budget hearings concluded Friday. Final adoption of the budget up $9,104,093 or 7.2 per cent higher than 1972-73. Is scheduled for aug. 6. But according to at least one supervisor and several observers the amount and additional employees a could have been worse if the Board had not pledged to hold the line at the offset of hearings july la. The Overall net increase As the hearings closed was 32 additional employees. See other budget Story on Page la but another 19 temporary employees hired under a Federal assistance program also were Given permanent spots. As it stands now county administrative officer Norman Mcnamee estimates there Are 4.391 county employees a All of whom will receive $40 a month across the Board raises beginning sept. I. This is. However 35 positions fewer than a year ago at this time. The final employee count also is in contrast to 265 additional workers Ini Dubai apr a squad of terrorists in a sweltering giant Japan air lines jumbo Jet threatened today to blow up the plane at Dubai a desert Airstrip if anyone approached the aircraft police said. One of the hijackers a woman was killed Friday when a hand grenade she was holding exploded accidentally shortly after Takeoff from Amsterdam according to the airline. The hijackers radioed to officials in the Dubai control Tower that a we Are awaiting instructions a but they did not say from whom or where the instructions were supposed to come. The officials thought the hijackers were isolated from their command after cruising around the Middle East before Landing Friday night at Dubai an Arab Sheik Dom on the persian Gulf. There was no immediate request for refuelling or Ransom for the plane and its occupants. An official said the terrorists first demand was for �?o250 sandwiches and the Boeing 747 was ringed by armed police As it sat in the hot Sun near the cargo Section of the Airport. The terrorists refused to see anyone but they told officials in the control Tower that they were holding japanese German dutch peruvian French and Arab passengers along with the Crew. The Airport was closed to All flights and no vehicles were allowed within two Miles of the Airstrip. Ground Crews hooked a Small Generator to the plane but officials doubted it would be sufficient to Cool the huge plane. A they must really be cooking out there now a one police officer said As the fierce desert Sun climbed higher in the sky and sent the temperature to 102 degrees with 95 per cent humidity. Sheik Mohammed bin rasped defense v Bally proposed in the tentative budget. Of these 139 were deleted at the recommendation of Mcnamee before hearings started. Mcnamee a office however proposed 126 new workers. Supervisors during the hearings denied requests for 75 a still ending up with 51 new positions. The budget also provides for 230 Par time workers As compared with 235 before hearings started. One of the issues still remaining unsolved is expenditure of $11.1 million in Revenue sharing funds for capital improvements. Mcnamee told the Board proposed expenditures for the projects total $967,-000 More than available in Revenue sharing funds. He advised supervisors by aug. 6 they will have to decide on what capital projects should be deleted before final adoption of the budget. No tax rate for the next year was set and this also will be considered aug. 6. The current maximum allowable tax rate is $3.48 for each Hoo of assessed valuation. The 1972-73 tax rate is $3.38. Speculation is supervisors May have to increase the current Levy to cents to the maximum to make the revenues balance with expenditures. Minister of the United Arab emirates went on Board to negotiate shortly after the plane arrived. But there were no apparent results and the terrorists refused to allow the women and children to de plane. However food and water for All the plane s occupants were put aboard. The body of a woman Hijacker who apparently was killed by her own hand grenade was carried off the plane shortly after it arrived with 123 passengers and a Crew of 22 after a 3.000-mile, nine hour flight from Amsterdam beginning Friday. An official of the airline in London said the grenade went off As the terrorists took Over the plane 30 minutes after Takeoff on a flight for Tokyo. A Purser Yoshihisa Miyashita 27, was injured by the blast while serving Cham see terrorists Page 2 an 18-year-old Bakersfield Man and an off duty Kern county fireman Are credited with saving the life of an Arvin Man who was trapped in a car that landed upside Down in a canal South of Bakersfield Early today according to the California Highway patrol. Officers Bob Byers and Bud be Hung say John Swan 18, 2313 m Street and Norman Larson 45, 528 Sperry Street deserve a commendation and the California Highway patrol award for heroism in saving the life of Ramon Salinas Hinojosa 30. 152 Arvin Street Arvin. A also approved was about $1,030,000 for contingencies. But supervisors stressed this Reserve up about $250,000 Over last year is strictly for emergencies and will not be used to allow department Heads to finance new employees they May request the next fiscal year. Supervisor Vance Webb said such emergency expenditures would be for possible extra funds that May be needed by the sheriff s department to help curtail violence and other problems in connection with current farm labor unrest. A but in my opinion what we ought to be doing is bringing in the National guard now to alleviate the Cost to local taxpayers a Webb declared. The new budget also contains these expenditures fire department. $1,163,543 communications system $2,575,700 capital projects $4,050,000 roads $2,157,946 sanitary waste $774,070 drainage and flood control $506,800. The total budget is about $3 million More than proposed by Mcnamee. Supervisor Leroy Jackson pointed out the major part of the increase will come from installation of a proposed $2.5 million communications system for Law enforcement and other county departments. Veto awaits Bill limiting War Powers Washington a an almost certain presidential veto awaits the Compromise version of Senate and House Bills to limit the War making Powers of a president. The Senate measure passed Friday would allow a president to commit . Troops for 30 Days without congressional approval in Case of enemy attack or to forestall one. Before going to the White House it must be reconciled with the House version. Which would make that period 120 Days and would narrow conditions under which the president can act. The outcome of the Long Battle to enact such legislation appears now to depend on whether Congress particularly the House can Muster the two thirds vote to see War Page 2 the Story of bravery and fast thinking was reported by the officers this Way Juan Jose Martinez Pulido 19, 317 Derby Street Arvin was driving East on Fairview Road at High Speed about 12 50 . When he ran off the dead end at Farrell drive his car crashing through a Fence and Landing upside Down in 4% feet of water in Kern canal Central Branch canal. Pulido managed to crawl out of the car and reach the Bank but Hinojosa was knocked unconscious. Swan leaped into the canal swam to f sheriff Charles Dodge surveyed damage to his facilities late Friday following an order by Superior court judge John m. Nairn which released More than 400 United farm workers Union pickets on their own recognizance after wednesdays mass injunction violations arrests. Windows were broken out of sheriffs buses during the arrests and. Later the inmates threw food and other substances on jail Walls and damaged plumbing. Dodge said the jails a a a deck will have to be repainted. A this is the most unruly crowd we be Ever had in the jail a he said. When 141 defendants were arraigned Friday in Bakersfield municipal court they were Barefoot their shoes confiscated because of prolonged hammering on jail Walls and bars. They entered not guilty pleas before judges Walter f. Condley and Earle j. Gibbons. Jury trials were set for aug. 6, 8, to. Fresno a mass arrests of United farm workers Union pickets defying court injunctions have soared to almost 1,500. Another 400 were arrested in Fresno county Friday hiking the total there in two Days to almost 900, the sheriff s office said. However Many of the new arrests were the same persons cited and released for mass picketing thursday. Sheriff Melvin Willmirth said they were trying to a a clogs the jail by refusing to sign citations so they were locked up in lieu of $1,550 bail each. Tulare county deputies reported 40 new arrests Friday and said some of the 149 jailed thursday were arraigned but would remain in custody in lieu of bail. The mass Challenge to court imposed restrictions on picketing started after Ufa Leader Cesar Chavez tuesday charged the limits restrict Freedom of speech and Assembly. Washington Oft Farmer White House aide Gordon Strachan admits destroying documents about political intelligence but denies knowing about the watergate wiretapping in Advance or participating in a cover up. His testimony already in conflict with that of former Campaign Deputy Jeb Stuart Magruder and ousted White House counsel John w. Dean Iii will face stiff testing by the Senate watergate committee when the televised hearings resume monday. Strachan read a 15-Page statement at the end of fridays session but answered no questions. He attacked Magruder a testimony on several counts and denied Ever telling Dean that he had destroyed wiretap logs. Besides h i s denials of personal involvement Strachan offered some new evidence implicating Haldeman in the coverup. He said he told Haldeman Long before the wiretapping that the Nixon Campaign committee was running a $300,900 a sophisticated political intelligence gathering system a and that two or three Days after the break in he showed Haldeman an old memorandum dealing with the operation. The car and pulled Hinojosa out and onto the Bank. Hinojosa his face covered with blood was unconscious and not breathing when Swan pulled him onto the canal Bank. Attracted by the commotion Larson a fire department Mechanic reached the opposite Side of the canal and learning that the injured Man was not breathing leaped into the water and swam 40 feet to the other Bank. Fortunately according to the cup patrolmen Larson completed a two Day Mouth to Mouth resuscitation training 14, 16 and 17, at the rate of 12 defendants per Day in each court. Arraignment of others in several judicial District courts began thursday and continued Friday including 101 men and three women in Wasco thursday. Judge Nairn s without bail release apparently satisfied the Union which had disputed Justice court orders limiting or release to first offenders. A majority of those appearing in municipal court prior to judge Nairn s decision chose to remain in jail suggesting All those arrested would be released together. One 70-year-old defendant told judge Condley he would a get out when everybody else gets Ufa staff attorney Stephen Engelhard walked from court to court As the defendants were brought up in groups of six beginning at i . Court personnel who missed lunch were served Steak Ufa organizer Joe Rubio vowed Friday that mass picketing would continue until the Ufa a is guaranteed its constitutional rights of the Ufa. Battling the teamsters Union for representation of California Field workers is challenging court injunctions which permit Only one of two pickets at 100-foot intervals at struck ranches and limit the use of bullhorn to urge workers to leave the Fields. Law enforcement officials reported most arrests were peaceful but scattered incidents of vandalism in the Fields were reported. John Harris charged pickets stormed through the ranch he manages damaging cantaloupes and trying to Force workers to leave. Harris who said he was Cut above the Eye by a thrown Rock. Said he would disc under 900 acres of cantaloupes to avoid further hassling. A after speaking to him. I destroyed that memo a Strachan said. He also destroyed other documents including a Sample intelligence report entitled Sedan chair ii which Strachan said he later found to be the code name for an informer inside sen. Hubert h. Humphreys d-minn., presidential Campaign and not As he suspected related to the watergate wiretaps. Committee sources say Strachan is prepared to say when questioned that he destroyed the documents on Halde Many a orders. Dean testified that Strachan told him soon after the break in that Haldeman ordered him to destroy documents including some relating to electronic surveillance. Strachan denied telling Dean he got rid of wiretap logs and said he had Only suspected incorrectly that what he was doing away with were wiretap papers. In other watergate developments Friday a the White House said president Nixon has made his decision on whether to give the committee tapes of personal conversations but would t say whether the decision is yes or no. It has been program Only last week. He was Able to restore Hinojosa a breathing. Halls ambulance service rushed Hinojosa and Pulido to Kern general Hospital where Hinojosa is in intensive care unit and listed in serious condition. Pulido was released after treatment. The californian talked to Young Swan who came to Bakersfield about 18 months ago from Terre haute ind., and works for Goodyear co. A Law that was nothing a the youth brushed off his role in the Rescue. Larson could not be reached for comment. A sandwiches and Coffee at mid afternoon by jail trustees. Presiding judge Condley said at least 200 prospective jurors will be summoned for the aug. 6-17 trials. Municipal court juries Are seated for four Days hearing More than one Case. The judge said it costs $1.200-$1,500 to Call a panel of 70 for a regular four Dav week. Court costs average $800 per Day for each jury trial judge Condley said. During the arraignments courtroom doors were locked and Bakersfield police and sheriffs deputies were stationed at stairwells leading to the basement of the courthouse. Upstairs outside department i of Superior court approximately too Ufa members gathered tor hearing on grower injunctions limiting Union picket activities. Judge Condley said he ordered doors locked because of the necessity to maintain order. A they the defendants done to have an audience to play he said. Members of the news Media were admitted to the arraignments. Judge Nairn in Santa Barbara Superior court since monday returned Friday to hear grower attorney motions to modify injunctions. The judge is sitting in the court of judge John Rickards who is presiding at the murder trial of Bakersfield real estate Developer Joe Salas or. The hearing on stipulation of attorneys including Ufa staff attorney Ellen Lake was continued to 1 30 ., july 30. Judge Nairn did however sign an order creating a a Buffer zone Between pickets and Field workers. Effective 4 . Today All injunctions Are modified to require Ufa pickets to stand on the opposite Side of the Road from workers. The ruling follows a visit one week ago by judge Nairn to various picket Sites. He said the order should reduce incidents of violence. Sheriff Dodge later commented it should Aid his menus ability to enforce injunction terms. Attorneys for Superior farming corp., Roberts farms Berge Kirkorian. John Kovacevich farms and James Frick farms have asked the court to modify their orders to restrict Ufa pickets to 33 at any one Field. The order would limit general pickets to 25. No More than three or four on a bullhorn see Kern Page 2rn. A wire photo reported the decision will be no. Nixon planned to write a reply to the committee during a weekend at Camp David my. A Nixon was reported to have decided to discontinue the taping in the White House Oval office. The Baltimore Sun and the Chicago Tribune quoted sources As saying that recording equipment would be removed after being deactivated. A a House subcommittee investigating misuse of the Central intelligence Agency promised to seek a citation for contempt of Congress against watergate conspirator g. Gordon Liddy after he refused to answer questions or even take the oath. In the Senate hearings Strachan a most heated denials were aimed at Magruder who had been his Boss when Magruder worked at the White House. During the Campaign the roles were nearly reversed with Magruder reporting to his old subordinate. See watergate Page 2inside today be. Ann Landers to i business and finance 8 i Church 6 i classified 15 2 comics 14 2 opinion 9 i metropolitan Section la 2 Oil 8 i sports 12 2 television 7 i theater 7 vital statistics______________20 2> occupants still held terrorists threaten to blast jumbo Jet heroic rescuers save Arvin Man s life californian circulation service hours daily 8 a.rn.-6 30 . Sunday 7 .-18 . 323-8211. Ten cents daily 25 cents sunday. Delivered monthly $3. Testimony from aide disputes Dean Magruder Gordon Strachan 400 More pickets arrested in Fresno

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