Argus, January 3, 1970


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Argus (Newspaper) - January 3, 1970, Fremont, California good morning the weatlm Pair through tomorrow with little temperature change. High today from 55 to 65. Low tonight from the low 30s to low 40s. Light winds. Details on Page California Chief Justice Roger J. Traynor of the California Supreme Court resigns, giving Gov. Ronald Reagan his first appoint- ment to the state's highest court. Page 5. Two boats drag the ocean bottom near Manhattan Beach and diyers probe holes offshore for the bodies of six per- sons presumed drowned when a pleasure craft capsized in the surf. _ An aerial tram carrying 121 holiday skiers at Squaw Valley breaks down 200 feet over a snowy Sierra slope but all the passengers are lowereld to safety without injury. Page 5. President Nixon cleans up his bill signing c h o r e s at the Western White House in San Clemente and begins lock- ing up the troublesome federal budget for the 1971 fiscal year. A court-appointed attorney for Ron- ald F. Fouquet, 31, accused of abandoning his common law wife's five-year-old daughter beside the freeway south of Bakersfield, files a petition in the Fifth District Court of Appeals seeking to block his trial in Kern County Superior Court on Feb. 2. Mayor Joseph Alioto orders San Fran- cisco to observe an official day of mourn- .mg for the funeral of Patrolman Eric A Zelms, the third city policeman killed in the line of duty in 18 months. Page 15. in the nation FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover reports that 'black extremists fomenting racial turmoil killed at. least seven policemen during the-last six months in more-than. 100 many of them "unprovoked and nothing more than planned am- bushes." A young crusading county prosecutor in Morgantown, W. Va., is seriously in- jured when his booby-trapped automobile explodes as he turns on the ignition. Jo- seph Laurita had been conducting a vig- orous campaign against gambling and vice in Monongalia 'County. Health, Education and Welfare Secre- tary Robert W. Finch announces an over- haul of his department's McCarthy-era .security clearance system under which scientists have complained they are blacklisted. y Simone Rizzo 'Sam the Plumber' De Cavalcante, reputed boss of a New Jersey Mafia family, and 16 others plead in- nocent to federal charges of loan-shark- ing and conspiracy to operate a lion-a-year interstate numbers game. Some 4.5 million daily public transit riders in New York City get the bill for the New Year's day contract settlement that averted a city-wide subway and bus strike a new 30-cent fare. Page 2. The State Department asserts that its talks with the Soviet Union on a Middle East peace formula are still alive, but officials acknowledge privately that they appear to have reached a dead end. Yippie leader Abbie Hoffman and a prosecuting attorney at the Chicago riot conspiracy trial spar over whether Hoff- man believed demonstrators at the 1968 Democratic National Convention had won the "Battle of Chicago" and smashed the nation's two-party system. in the world High diplomatic sources in Paris say Israel has withdrawn all its airmen who had been maintaining French-embargoed Mystere jet fighter-bombers in France because it doubts the French will deliver them to Israel at an early date. Israeli planes attack Lebanon twice after Israel's chief of staff warns the Lebanese government to curb guerrilla attacks from its or face more "dras- tic" retaliation from Israel. Vice President Spirp T. Agnew brings his Asian tour to the island of Taipei in the shadow of Communist China anti as- sures President Chiang Kai-shek the United States will defend Nationalist China against attack. the imide story AR GUS Vol. IX, No. 577 Fremont-Newark, California, Saturday, January 3, 1970 20 Pages 10 CENTS 'Drastic' retaliation warning Lebanon blasted by Israeli planes IfltftrMfttilulll United Preu InttriuNHUI Israeli planes attacked Lebanon twice Friday after Israel's chief of staff warned the Lebanese government to curb guerrilla attacks from ias sail or 'face more "drasticr" retaliation from Israel.. An unofficial Beirut report said two South Lebanese villages also were hit by rock- ets fired from Israeli-held ter- ritory. A Lebanese military spokes- man said nine 'persons were wounded whan Israeli planss twice shot up main roads in an area 40 to 50 miles south- east of Beirut. In Amman, the Palestinian Armed Struggle Com- mand, coordinating body of the Arab movement, claimed Al-Fatah antiaircraft at a Lebanese base shot down one of the raiding Israeli Mys- iere jets. It aid the planes were attacking one of its Arab guerrilla bases. Unofficial reports said that in separate ground shelling, the villages of Kfar Hamam and Al-Mary in the Al-Arkoub area of southeastern Lebanon were hit from across the cease-fire line. Some houses were damaged the reports said. offiehl spokesman said eight Israeli planes struck in the first raid against a road to Hasbaya village, about 50 miies be.'ow Beirut and enftt miles from the Israeli-occu- pied Golan Ha'ghts. SECOND RAID He said the second .raid struck Friday afternoon when a squadron of Israeli planes hit the main road leading to Rashaya, 41 miles south of Beirut and seven miles from the Israeli-occupied harder. A political source in Beirut ntfed recent warnings of retaliation by Israeli lead- ers and said: "It looks like we are graduating to the Jordan River pattern." This was a reference to the daily Arab guerrilla aitaclu and Israeli .reprisals across the Jordan River. Pickup 2nd pgh 209A: In the west NEW ATTACK In the wesl, Israeli planes flew new attacks on Egyptian posilions in the central sector of the Suez Canal. An Israeli spokesmen said all planes re- turned safely afler the hour- long .raid but a Cairo spokes- man said one Israeli plane was shot down in flames. A 'Lebanese'military spokes- Help Us! 15 1MJ Church f 15-20 man in Beirut said eight Is- raeli war-planes, their ma- chineguns strafing, attacked in the AI-Agkoub area early F.riday and wounded four ci- vilians, two of them seriously and damaged a number of hides. The raid was aimed at a public road leading to Ihe vil- lage of Hasbaya, Ihe spokes- man said. He'said anti-aircraft guns engaged the planes and "forced them to flee." SAME AREA Israeli planes hit Ihe .same area in a saries of three raids last Aug. 11, Sept. 3 and Sept. 5, killing a total of 15 persons. 12 of them Arab guerrillas based in Lebanon. There was no official Israeli comment on Ihe reported raid. But Israel's chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Haim Bar Lev delivered a warning in an in- terview wilh the large circula- t i o n afternoon newspaper, Yedioith Aharanoth. "For the time being, we still hope and strongly rec- ommend Lebanon try to get things under control and firmly in Bar Lev said. "Our estimate is that Lebanon can do a lot in this field." Agnew tells Chiang U.S. stands firm Highjacker's cautious watch A woman identified as Isolda De Somer, 26, looks out of the cockpit of a Brazilian airliner she. and five other pro-Castro Brazilians, re- portedly hijacked late last Thursday on a flight from Montevideo to Rio de Janiero. The plane landed in Lima, Peru, for fuel and minor repairs, and the hijackers held an impromptu press conference while police watched help- lessly. Twenty-three passengers and seven crewmen are aboard the plane. The high- jackers said they stole the plane to fly to Cuba to "pay homage" to the late guerrilla leader Ernesto Che Guevara. Wife unconscious Navy man arraigned in Newark slaying NEWARK A 34-year-old Navy petty officer was ar-. raigned in his hospital bed yesterday on charges of mur- der and attempted murder as the result of a shooting spree that left his wife seriously in- jured and her ex-husband dead. Herman M. Anderson, an in- structor at San Diego Naval was charged with the offenses in his heavily-guard- ed ward at Highland Hospital in Oakland before Fremont Municipal Court Judge M. 0. Sabraw. A Jan. 9 date was set for plea. Sabraw assigned the public defender's office to represent Anderson, who was arrested after the a.m. Thursday tragedy at the home of Thomas Leone. 4810 Wind- ermere Drive, Newark. THE SUSPECT'S wife, Don- na, 30, was reported still un- conscious and in critical con- dition last night in Oak Knoll Naval Hospital, Oakland. An- derson himself was listed in fair condition, recovering from a bullet wound in the head. Newark police say they have uncovered no motive for the triple shooting, during which Anderson reportedly turned a .22-caliber revolver on himself after the gunplay. Detectives have talked to the suspect and say they have a statement from him. The dead man, Fred Laxo, 32, is Mrs. Anderson's ex-hus- band. Fremont court records show she filed a complaint July 2, 1965, against Laxo charging failure to support their two minor children, Linda, then 9, and Fred, then 7, between August 1964 and July Laxo was arrested but later posted bail. When he failed to appear in court a no- bail warrant was issued. His trial finally was held on July 7, 1967, and he was scheduled to be sentenced July 24. HOWEVER, HE failed to show up for the second lime and the court issued a bench warrant, which never was served. A week ago Laxo called his Fremont attorney, Gilbert De Borba, and asked that his case be placed on yesterday's court calendar. The action was withdrawn when Laxo was killed. De Borba said Mrs. Ander- son had agreed to drop the charges against her former husband if he would agree to pay all future child support. De Borba had planned to ask the court to refer the matter to the probation department so a settlement could be worked out. According to police, Ander- son was on weekend leave from his San Diego land duty, where he wcs assigned about six months ago after a stint on the USS Klondike. Police said Anderson en- tered the Leone home and after a brief exchange of words shot his wife, and then Laxo, both sitting in the home's kitchen-dining room. Carol Mrs. Ander- son's sister, phoned Newark police but hung up before giv- Back page of section, col. 7 Ohlone College will offer credit for televised courses FREMONT Ohlone Col- lege will join six other Bay Area junior colleges in tele- vising courses for credit as part of an experimental pro- gram designed to bring col- lege instruction into the living room. The telecasts will start on Feb. 2 over the College of San Mateo's UHF Channel 14. Many TV sets are equipped with UHF antennas, and for those who may not be so equipped, UHF antennas can be purchased from retailers or from the college. The programs will be presented from February to June, and students taking courses for credit will be re- quired to attend four sessions on the Ohlone campus. Per- sons wishing to enroll at Oh- lone may either call or write the evening program admis- sions office, 650 Washington Blvd., or call 657-2100 begin- ning Jan. 21. AN ENROLLMENT kit will be sent on request, and upon return of the appropriate pa- pers in the kit, the students becomes enrolled, according to Dr. William B. Richter, di- rector of arts and sciences at Ohlone. Each of the six colleges in the program will have its indi- vidual coordinator who will handle assignments of the stu- dents, Dr. Richter said. Ohlone will offer these courses for credit: Health Education 1 In- doctrination to Health (3 quar- ter to be telecast on Tuesday and Thursday from 3 to a.m. and repeated from to p.m. from Feb. 3 to June 2. PSYCHOLOGY 30 Phy- chology in Practice (4 quarter to be telecast on Mon- day and Wednesday from 8 to a.m. and repeated from to p.m. from Feb. 2 to June 3. History of Americans from Africa will be offered by Oh- lone only as an enrichment course and not for credit, said Dr. Richter, because Ohione already has established its own on-campus course on this subject. The telecast will be on Tuesday and Thursday from to 8 a.m. and re- peated -from to 8 p.m. from Feb. 3 to June 4. The courses are offered tui- tion-free for California resi- dents. Students residing in other junior college districts will be required to obtain out- of-district releases from their home districts. TAIPEI, Formosa Vice President Spiro T. Ag- new met with President Chiang Kai-shek Saiurday to discuss Nationalist Chi- nese concern over America's peaceful overtures toward Communist China. Despite Agnew's assurances that Formosa had no cause for alarm over the American contacts with Peking, in- formed sources said Chiang stressed the dangers of Ihe American move and the pos- sible effects on non-Commu- nist Asian nations. On his arrival from Vief- n a m Friday, Agnew told Chiang that 'Hhe peace and prosperity of this area is of special importance to us, and we are pledged to stand firm to commitments we have made to our allies." Agnew left Formosa for Bangkok, Thailand, at a.m. Saturday p.m. EST Friday) following a 70- minute session witli Chiang who accompanied Mm to the airport. 'USEFUL TALKS' In a departure statement Agnew said "my conversa- tions wrih President Chiang and members of your government have been most useful." "I have profited -by the in- sights you have given me, not only into the problems we face together but of the hope- fu'l possibilities for advancing our common gcal of lasting he said. "Dangers re- main along Ihe path to that goal and we shall stand firm iogether in meeting them." During the plane trip from Saigon .0 Taipei, the U.S. vice president told newsmen ithat tr.e U.S. moves toward Pek- ing, including relaxation of some trade restriclions was "just baby crawling motions." The sources said that during FEAR PULLOUT Agnew's meet- ing Frioay Prime Min- ister C. K. Yen he was told that many Asian people have the impression lhat the United States is preparing to pull out of Asia. This is low morale in non-Communist countries of Asia, Yen was as Idl- ing Agnew, and the Peking re- gime undoubted.y would try to take advantage of this situ- ation to push the cause of communism. Agnew arrived Friday after- noon and was greeted by Yen at an airport ceremony. Lat- er, when he drove to the cabi- net bufiding in downtown Taipei, he was cheered by about students waving American and Nationalist Chi- nese flags. THIRD STOP Formosa was the third 3top in Agnew's 11-nation Asian tour. He had previously vis- ited the Philippines and South Vietnam. Two die in plane crash No fatalities reported Enemy rockets hit DMZ outpost SAIGON rockei barrage hit an Ameri- can outpost near the Demilita- rized Zone (DMZ) Friday and field reports said the missiles may have been fired from po- sitions inside the supposedly neulral Light casualties with nc fatalities were ed. The U. S. Command said action throughou: Sou'li Viet- nam was generally light and scattered in Ihe Mrs. 24 hours following a period of cease- fires for the New Year's noli- V day. But Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -warned of a new Communist offensive in com- ing weeks. The target of the rocket barrage was an outpost four miles soulh of ,he DMZ man- ned by troops of the 1st Bri- gade. 5th Mechanized Inlantr Division. FIVE FIRED Spokesmen said live 140mm rockels hit the oulpost. bul iho launching sile could no. b: pinpointed. The last "signifi- cant" DMZ incident was re- A ported Dec. 2 whhen U. S. artillery batteries fired into ihe North Vietnamese sector ol ,hesix-milc-wide sliipal cr groundfire hit a U. S. recon- naissance plar.e. U. S. headquarters said the 2-1-hour Allied liuci- Icr Ihc New Year was broken at leas" 116 times by itiated" incidents. Six Ameri- cans were killed and 11 wounded while North Viet- namese and Vie. were 167 killed, headquarters said. LIVERMORE Two Liver- more residents were killed yesterday morning when a small, single-engine airplane in an cpen field west of Livermore 'Airport. Thomas A. Fredericks, 33, a part-time flying instructor and the father of two, and Mrs. Rosemary Aas, 48, mother of six, died at approximately a.m., according to the Alamsda County Sheriff's De- partment. County authorities were unable to state the exact cause of the accident, but wit- nesses said the pair apparent- ly was practicing techniques of pulling out of a downward glide ;r spiral when a wing caught the ground, flipping the plane onto its nose, a de- partment spokesman said. Thay reportedly had been in the air approximately half an hour when ihe tragedy oc- curred. Estimates of their al- titude prior to the falal drop ranged from 150 to feet. The Federal Aviation Admin- istralion is a spokesman said. Fredericks, an employe of Eleciric's Vallecitos Laboratory, is survived by his ot 615 Circle, and two children. .Mrs. Aas, chiel techologist at Livennore's Valley Memorial rbspi'.al, is survived by her husband, Eugene, a Sandia employe of 2d34 Kennedy St.. anil six children. Mi i. Ass was to lake a flying test yesterday, lur husband reported last Mrs. Aas wis a number of the American Society of Clini- cal I'alnouiis'o ar.d w-j ac- tive in Ihe First Presbyterian Cminh wr.s a member of the parent com- :t.i..t. .-r Ameriva. a tee n-age entertainment Si'-1, p >vell-kr.: ,vn ;he Bay Area and the slate, in w.-ii-h h.r c'aughtiT She also hns btiii active in IMA ana Girl a.'livi- lies. ;