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Argus (Newspaper) - May 18, 1974, Fremont, California THE ARGUS Vol XIV Nc 19 A consolidation and continuation of the California Saturday May 28 Pages 10 Cents SLA Cinque 4 others said slain in small shootout fire Earlier stories on 9 and 19 LOS ANGELES lUPI Police fought a vicious gun bailie with suspected Liberation Army members Friday and an FBI agent reported that Donald Defreeze the General Cinque of the Patricia Hearst kidnapers was killed In a chaotic situation in which three SLA members earlier slipped the grasp ot the FBI four other members of the terrorist group were reported to have been slain Patricia 20 was kidnaped by the SLA Feb 4 from her Berkeley apartment It was unclear if she was among at the hideout at the time of the shooling The FBI was maintaining total silence but an agent at the scene of the two-hour in south central Los Angeles reported that DeFreeze and Camilla Hall another SLA leader were dead The FBI agent also reported to his office that Nancy Ling Perry one of the firebrands of the terrorist cult also was probably dead Five bodies were recovered from the smouldering embers of a two-story house which had been the scene of a massive ex- change of automatic gunfire and gas grenades in a black area of Los Angeles The raging battle set at least three other houses ablaze The police lobbed tear gas into the structure but those inside fought back ferociously Police Commander Pete 1 Lagan said that among those dead were one white woman and one black woman They had ammunition cannisters around their bodies and they were he said Police and FBI agents earlier had surrounded a tiny white frame house in an area on the edge of Watts But when they rushed it they found it was empty The earlier raid had been touched off by a bizarre shooting incident at a sporting goods store Thursday afternoon in which three SLA members apparently commandeered three cars and abducted an boy About eight hours after that first raid the FBI and police closed in on a yellow stucco structure and a frightening gun battle ensued Cinque was the field marshal general whose voice and communiques marked the aftermath of the kidnaping of the granddaughter of the founder of the Hearst newspaper empire Camilla Hall was another of the mysterious figures of the SLA and was identified as one of those who participated in the holdup of a San Francisco bank on April 15 Authorities said 200 to 300 police and FBI agents engaged in the gun battle Friday night We were amazed by the magnitude of their Hagan said I've never seen anything like this I've never seen this much ammunition concentrating in a single area in Los Angeles It was a small scale war out there Police snipers wearing bullet proof vests fired tear gas high-powered rifles shotguns and automatic pistols into the wooden framed house in an attempt to flush out the suspects Officers passed boxes of ammunition down a line of policemen Los Angeles television and radio stations went on the air live from the scene of the baltle and the peppering of gunfire could be clearly heard on the broadcasts The FBI learned earlier that a man and two women all three white had been living in the Watts area for the past week Two of them were tentatively identified as William Taylor Harris 29 one of the founders of the terrorist group and his wife Emily 27 The second woman was described as about 22 good looking with a stunning figure and a pale complexion William Sullivan head of the las Angeles FBI office was asked whether it was possible she was Patricia and There is no evidence she was here Angeles Thomas Noguchi said the five bodies found in the house were so badly disfigured that it was not possible immediately to distinguish their sex or race Noguchi said he could not immediately say whether they died of gun wounds or were burned to death At the family home in Hillsborough outside San Francisco Patricia's father Randolph Back page of on col 5 HEAVILY ARMED MEMBERS OF THE LOS ANGELES POLKE DEPARTMENT TACTICAL HIDE BEHIND CORNER OF A HOUSE House in background burni fiercely after suspected SLA members gun battle for over an hour good morning it's Saturday the weather Partly cloudy this morning with a 30 per cent chance of showers then fair through tomorrow Highs today ex- in the 60s and tomorrow in the 70s Overnight lows in the 40s day's Fremont high was 68 with a low of 49 in the area Looking for some new place to alight on your next world Why not try PageS in the state A federal judge rules California could not pay its employes million in back declaring it would un- dermine congressional intent to halt in- Page 19 Neighbors of a house raided by lice and FBI agents in search of SLA members say strange women moved in Mother's Day Page 19 Members of the California Highway Patrolmen Association will vote on whether to strike for legislation that would grant a pay raise the tion announces Page 19 Randolph A Hearst father of naped Patricia Hearst says she may be in greater danger because of the dis- covery of a Liberation Army hideout in Los Angeles in the nation The jury decides that Mobil Oil Corp has the right to evict service station operator Art Ballard from the business he leased for five years Page 2 in the world France's presidential campaign nears the end with opinion polls ing the race so close the outcome may be decided by voters in the country's overseas territories Page 7 the inside Argus Astrology 4 Movie 17 5 5 Menus 2 Comic 10 Tiny Times 10 Jock Anderson S S Naturalist a pro at escaping it all Kalmbach links Stans FREMONT When it comes to he art of gelling away from it all Norman Kidder is a real pro For Kidder lives in Hie tranquil splendor of Coyote Hills Regional Park That's Just Kidder his wife Jane Norton and An- nie the tame deer and 928 acres of great outdoors The naturalist is one of 23 people East Bay Regional Parks look afler past business hours and provide security Since November the have rented from the park district a comfortable home the park's main a remodeled maintenance building lhat was bachelor cers quarters for the Nike missile base before lhat Previously Kidders camped out in another park building wilh only sleeping bags and a toilet But Kidder has roughed it before and now he's in comparative luxury It's nice during the he says ing in a lumberjack shirt and on his day off But when the crowds come on the weekends i t's a bit c There's a lack of privacy on he he concedes and when emergencies conre up people call on you On the whole he smiles it's a pretty nice place to for a Lending credence to the theory that even heaven might be tiresome after awhile der says here are times when he just has to get a change of pace You do find yourself going toother get away from it He likes to backpack for example and ote place for that he maintains Not a bad place for an after-dinner stroll though But time is hardly all taken up by leisurely strolls Or by caring for Norton and the two-year-old deer who graze in an enclosure behind Kidder's house the deer are eventually headed for Knowland Park Zoo in What docs occupy his lime is redesigning what he calls trad il tonally programs so they are more relevant Programs in the past have been focused on looking at animal tracks and nature he says We're moving from that to decided it might be a good idea to bridge the gap between the person who comes to the park and the concepts that deal wilh the factories city councils tha t sort of thing The result is a pilot program begun last month lhat features how Indians related to the land do-it-yourself vegetable gardening and nature walks all super- market Hopefully we can demonstrate that human communities are natural says Kidder They work with the same rules and restrictions If people can begin to relate the two Kidder Bade page of section 2 WASHINGTON DPI Herbert W Kalmbach President Nixon's former lawyer and key fund raiser Friday named ex- Commerce Secretary Maurice H Stans as the go-between in a million gift to an illegal secret 1970 congressional campaign kitty In sworn court testimony Kalmbach also said he advised Mr Sans from time to time that a wealthy Nixon campaign had been promised a European ambassadorship in exchange for a campaign gift Kalmbach has pleaded guilty to criminal of- fenses in connection with both mailers His testimony was the first time Stans has been linked publicly with the campaign gift or alleged offer to appoint an ambassador Kalmbach was called as a witness by Watergate prosecutors who are seeking lo Stans to comply with a grand jury sub- poena for various documents believed to deal with possibly illegal activities in Republican fund raising efforts Stans last month of conspiracy and perjury charges in connection with a Nixon campaign gift from financier Robert L Vesco headed the finance arm of Nixon's 1968 and 1972 presidential campaigns and was chairman of the Republican National Finance Committee in 1968 Kalmbach said he met wilh Stans at his Commerce Department office in the spring of 1970 al time he said Stans handed him eight checks million signed by New York industrialist John A Mulcahy and made out to The Public Institute Singer north plain density bid nixed TV log switch to Saturday By KEITH JONES FREMONT A Singer Housing Co request for increased density in about 262 acres of the city's north plain was defeated 5 to 1 day night by city planning commissioners Only Commissioner Jack Rusmisel a new appointment to the planning body supported the developer's position Commission man Henry was absent Singer was seeking a general plan ment increasing the density of about 262 acres between Fremont Boulevard Beard Road the Alameda Creek flood control channel Decoto Road and Paseo Padre from 3 to 5 units per acre to 4.5 to 6.5 dwelling units an acre But the developer was most interested in about 46 acres within the larger area near the intersection of Beard Road and Fremont Boulevard Singer owns the parcel and hopes to put build about five single-family homes per acre there Those five homes per acre represent the lop of the existing density range and could be built by Singer without a general plan ment But the developer in return for moving to the top of the density range would have to go through a planned district procedure ing city planners more control over the type of housing built and usually requiring cosily amenities such as water features and parks The general plan amendment would have gotten Singer around this obstacle by raising the low figure in the density range to units per acre allowing Singer to place five homes lo the acre without the planned district and amenities The developer noted lhat the general plan amendment provides a benefit to the city by continuing a pattern of homes ready established in the surrounding hood But the residents in those existing homes turned out to criticize the proposal on just those grounds as well as the traffic lems it could create at Fremont Boulevard and Paseo Padre Parkway Barney Knox a Singer vice president de- fended nis firm's desire to employ a con- subdivision on the parcel claiming any additional requirements by the city will simply price most home buyers out of the market Knox noted that on Singer's most re- cent development on the Granger property the cheapest home 990 square feet on a lot as originally designed about two years ago to sell for But thanks lo inflation and delays in processing it will go on the market for Knox said it takes an income of about a year to qualify for a house and only about 20 per cent of persons earning and a year can qualify for a house at current interest rates People who live here now and have gotlen a house are Knox said But we're ing about the people that will be coming here and have to buy a home in the future No one up at these meetings to speak for them But there was plenty of representation from residents of existing homes in area page of section Hty honey what's on TV this I dunno you'll have to wait for Sunday paper No more Starting today the weekly TV Pre- viewer guide will become a regular part of the Saturday Argus Save il as you ways have but note now be able to better plan ahead your weekend TV ing At the time we're switching days of of the Tiny Times feature and the weekend stock exchange maries both In an effort to Increase convenience The Tiny Times now appears In the Saturday Angus and both the New York and American Slock Ex- change summaries will be part of leisure Sunday reading V
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