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Argus (Newspaper) - October 25, 1977, Fremont, California THE ARGUS Vol XV No 181 A und continuation of the California Tuesday October 25 1977 28 Pages 15 Cents Teacher negotiations called off U U by Brain ALFRED SECOND FROM RIGHT AT THORNTON JUNIOR HIGH Ian Michelson of PTA substitute Craig Sal Bianco aide to Mitter Vote in Panama challenges pacts The favor of Panama Canal treaties is a signal to the U.S Senate that Panama is not completely satisfied with terms of the ments a government negotiator said day More than 90 per cent of the country's 800.000 voters went to the polls Sunday officials reported With 95 per cent of the paper ballots counted the vote was 468.664 yes and no Another 12.285 ballots were spoiled of- said A massive vote in favor wasn't expected because we're paying a price for the treaties negotiator Carlos Lopez Guevara told reporters Downplaying an earlier prediction by Panama's chief canal treaty negotiator Romulo Escobar Bethancourt that the ty would win 85 per cent approval Lopez Guevara We're sending a message to the U.S Senate that we're not entirely satisfied with the treaties U.S officials in Panama had privately predicted a 90 per cent favorable vote Gen Omar Torrijos Panama's head of government predicted Sunday that the U.S Senate also would approve the treaties under which Panama will gain control of the canal by the year 2000 He had no immediate public comment on the results of the plebiscite here Vice who directed the to drum up support for the baths said some Panamanians apparently their votes after Torrijos met Carter in Washington 10 days ago and reaffirmed the U.S right to intervene militarily to guard the canal Gonzalez also said in an interview that American residents of the Canal Zone in- no votes in backward regions of Panama He offered this as an explanation for rejection of the treaties by the Panamanian Indians on San Bias Island who voted no and hoisted the Stars and Stripes on a flagpole during voting in the resort area They said they feared approval of the treaties would scare off American tourists Commenting on opposition to the treaties by leftist students Gonzalez said three years is a long time for young referring to the length of time the United States will still run the Canal Zone Fabian Echevers head of the Independent Lawyers Movement and a spokesman for opponents of the treaties Time played on the government's side If the plebiscite had been held in December the treaties would have been rejected There were no displays of public reaction to the vote yesterday Schools were closed so teachers who manned polling booths could rest How Bing Crosby's estate is divided REDWOOD CITY UPI Bing Crosby's will was filed for probate yesterday leaving the bulk of his estate to a private trust and cash gifts totaling 5400.000 to his widow relatives church schools and friends The will according to the wishes for privacy gave no total money figure but a news magazine recently mated the size of the estate at between million and million In a television interview several months before his death Crosby played down how much he was worth saying it was much less than people thought And he added with a smile he was not worth as much as Bob Hope The document dated June 6 1977 was filed in San Matco County Superior Court No specific holdings were mentioned but nt the time of his death Crosby was vice president of the Pittsburgh Pirates major league baseball team Crosby who died of a heart attack Oct 14 at age 74 after a round of golf in Madrid Spain said in the will that if anyone sought to conspire or cooperate to contest the will I specifically disinherit each such person The singer named as executor attorney Richard C Bergen who was given ranging powers to sell lease mortgage or encumber the whole or any part of my estate with or without notice The largest cash Rift of was bequeathed to Crosby's widow Kathryn 43 Gifts of each were made to Gonzaga High School in Spokane Wash and Gonzaga University also in Spokane where Crosby attended school Crosby's sister Mary Rose Pool was given while gifts of each were bequeathed to his niece Marilyn McLachlan and Lillian Murphy Saint Aloysius Church in Spokane Wash received while gifts of each were made to Crosby's nieces Catherine Crosby Mary Sue and Louis Serpe of Beverly Hills Crosby's cousin Marian Harrigan was given and Basil Grillo The veteran entertainer did not give cash gifts to any of his seven children four by his first marriage to former film star Dixie Lee who were expected to be provided for in a private trust I give the residue of my estate to the trustee of the Harry L Crosby the will staled To his wife he also gave all my biles jewelry silverware books paintings works of art household furniture clothing and other personal effects and any ance policies Crosby in life a private family man who shunned publicity also spelled out in the will instruction for a simple low mass Catholic funeral which was carried out last Tuesday without fanfare at dawn There was no mention of specific property stocks or bonds on the will Crosby lived with his wife and children at their home in nearby Hillsborough Labor follow Canadian exchange Pape 6 By THOMAS B FREMONT Negotiations between ing teachers and the school district have been called off for today and Thursday leading to the possibility the strike could last through the week Negotiations were called off late yesterday in the wake of demands by the Fremont Unified District Teachers Association for the resignations of Supt Wayne Ferguson and the district's top negotiator unless they could end the strike in 24 hours Charges and over the halt in negotiations were leveled by both sides District spokesman Wess Peterson said called the talks off so association officials could attend labor relations board hearings into an unfair labor practice charge filed by the union earlier this year Peterson said rejected a district offer to have the hearing continued because of the strike They refused to do Peterson said What it means is they would rather go over tn San Francisco tomorrow to attend the hearing rather than continue negotiations It is very discouraging President Barbara Mahon tered that they could not agree to nuance of the hearing because the attorney handling the case will soon accept a ship and will be unable to finish representing the association if the hearing is delayed But while the association re- a continuance of the hearing Mrs Mahon charged the district refused to agree to a negotiation session tonight She claimed district negotiator Arthur Krannawitter said he would be too tired to negotiate tonight if he was representing the district all day at the labor board hearing We suggest maybe if he is too tired to bargain that perhaps he ought to consider turning the position over to someone else she said Mrs Mahon challenged the district tiators to meet at 7 tonight saying union negotiators will be at the bargaining table waiting for district negotiators We will be here at 7 o'clock and if they are not here it will be just one more indication of where the real problem is in resolving this she said Mrs Mahon said the association is ing a counter proposal to the district's latest offer which she said would mean shorter school days for students cuts in the elective programs at junior and senior high schools and elimination of staggered reading in elementary schools if the association where to accept that offer bv the district The call for resignation of both Ferguson and Krannawitter came from Ex- Director Jim Marchello at a morning rally of about 500 teachers and parents We believe that their performance is to be charitable very less than satisfactory he said Marchello presenting a position taken by executive board accused Ferguson of using his public position to further his own ambitions We believe the superintendent of this school district is placing his personal ambi- tions above his responsibilities to the public Back page ol section col 2 Five major issues still separate teachers district By TIM HARMON FREMONT Representatives of the school district and the Fremont Unified Teachers Association say tiators are still separated on these five claim Both sides agree that the new contract should include a clause allowing the school district to suspend the agreement in the event of an emergency wants a clear definition of what constitutes an emergency a spokesman said He said the district had offered to accept a definition taken from but that the district bad that teachers accept Its terms ori Issue as well Asst Supt for Personnel Wess Peterson said the district has offered to accept proposed emergency clause which provides for arbitration to determine whether an emergency declaration was valid as part of its latest proposal made Sunday afternoon and apparently rejected bv TA Transfers Teachers want a com- prehensive procedure to limit the district's power to arbitrarily transfer teachers be- tween schools or types of teaching ments the spokesman said We want to make sure things like seniority and competence will be taken into he said wants assurances that teachers transferred to different types of classes will be given the kind of training they might need to become proficient in an unfamiliar area Peterson said proposed transfer procedure would based almost ex- on seniority Seniority is one factor the district takes into account when making transfers but we want to be able to take into account the person's past experience credentials etc he said No reprisal clause The contends the district has offered amnesty for teachers and students but not for the leaders of the strike or the parents involved wants a no reprisal guarantee for these groups as well Peterson says there will be no reprisals against individual employes including strike leaders or parents no matter what the outcome of negotiations on this point But he said the district has refused to exempt the from an unfair labor complaint the district filed with the state's Education Employe Relations Board The district's complaint asks toua incurred during el out last spring over- crowded situations Back page of section cof 4 Attempt on Huey bank robber charged High-speed chase nets MONTREAL UPI A bank robber who fled in a getaway car with four hostages was captured yesterday ing a high-speed chase through the streets of Montreal The unidentified gunman was caught at La Chenaie eight miles east of Montreal after releasing all but one hostage a newspaper reporter The reporter had agreed to act as an intermediary in negotiations between police and the gunman to free about a dozen persons held in the bank for three hours The bandit armed with what appeared to be a rifle or sawed-off climbed into the escape car about 6 p.m and drove off at a high speed followed by a half-dozen police cars He stopped during the chase to free bank manager Valere Boutin and two accountants but he kept the reporter with him until the end of the drama Police sources said the gunman who robbed an undetermined amount of cash from the bank agreed to release his hostages one at a time once he was off the island of Montreal Immediately prior to leaving the gunman released several women hostages They were taken to hospital UPI photographer Charles Palmer said one of the released women hostages was completely hysterical when she camp out of the bank but the other four seemed okay He said the gunman used his three hostages as a shield when he ran to the waiting car The hostage drama at about 3 p.m when the gunman was surprised by police as he tried to leave an east Montreal branch of the Canadian National Bank following a holdup He immediately barricaded himself in the bank with about a dozen hostages most of them employees and demanded an escape car and free passage out of the city Chance of rain Chance of rain lale today and tonight then showers likely tomorrow Slightly cooler days lowi In the SOi In the mM Mi to mid 70s Yesterday's high In Fremont was 77 with a low of 34 Argus tapes 3 Finance 5 Bridge S Movie Guide 14 Comici 11 2 Crossword 11 MO Dr 11 TV Log 14 4 Want Ads OAKLAND UPI An Alameda County prosecutor charged yesterday that three gunmen tried unsuccessfully to assassinate my most important witness against Black Panther leader Huey Newton who is awaiting trial on charges of murder Deputy District Attorney Tom Orloff told Municipal Judge 1 Robert Friborg that one of the would-be killers was shot to death He identified the witness as Crystal Gray He said the killers mistakenly invaded a home next to hers in Richmond The occupant grabbed a pistol and killed one he added Early Sunday morning in Richmond there was an incident that looks like an attempted assassination on my most tant witness in this case Orloff told Friborg The prosecutor made the disclosure while Newton was in court for a preliminary hearing on a charge of killing Kathleen Smith 17 on Aug 6.1974 The Black Panther leader is also charged with beating his tailor Defense attorney Sheldon Otis had just asked for a continuance pending an appeal to the California Supreme Court in an effort to obtain Federal law enforcement ments Friborg denied the defense motion and at the request quashed a defense subpoena for documents it claimed would prove the government had tried to destroy Newton and the Black Panthers Orloff said Mary Mathew 56 a bookeeper heard someone trying to break into her home and she telephoned police Then the deputy district attorney said she grabbed a caliber revolver as she heard another noise at the back door Police Lt George Freitas snid she fired several shots through the door and one assailant fired a shotgun blast The officer said the dead man identified as Louis Johnson was found on the front lawn with a shotgun beside him Detectives said they found another gun and an automatic rifle at the scene Appealing to the court for speedy action Orloff told With this type of activity going on I think it's important that we immediately with this hearing I'm not taking this lightly I spent 17 hours Sunday arranging for protective custody of my witnesses Orloff said Mrs Smith was an eyewitness to the slaying of Miss Smith The prosecutor said Johnson had visited Newton while he was in the County Jail Newton free on bail later told reporters that someone by that name may have visited him upon his return from self- imposed exile in Cuba Hundreds of people visited me at the jail he said Kvery day there were lines of 30 to 40 people and I was in there for a few weeks Fostering a family We're just one big happy mi- serable family That aptly the scene of con- stant turmoil which swirls through the home of Jean and Dave Osborn the Fremont couple chosen from nearly 800 foster parents lor laurels Find out why In Lifestyle today Page State calls for bids on new Dumbarton span SACRAMENTO UPI The state De- of Transportation yesterday called for bids on the first phase of construction of the new million Dumbarton Bridge The state Toll Bridge Authority last month gave the go-ahead for the span after the resolution of two lawsuits and conflicts over design The First phase will consist of building approaches to the main shipping channel and is expected to cost about million The department said a contract will be let early next year for construction of main channel spans with completion of the bridge expected to take five years The department said the new bridge will be 100 feet above the main channel ing the need for a lift span for ships will have four 12-foot lanes shoulders and a bicycle lane The existing two-lane bridge was com- In 1927 at a cost of 12.7 million Bids for the first phase of construction will be opened Jan 4 in Sacramento
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