Argus, January 10, 1970


January 10, 1970

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Argus (Newspaper) - January 10, 1970, Fremont, California good morning the weather Fair early today, but increasing cloudiness this afternoon with showers beginning tonight or early tomorrow. High today in the low 50s. Low tonight in the 40s. Chance of rain 20 per cent today, 60 per cent tonight. Details on Page 14. in California Black Panther Party representatives in Berkeley say the party has received a message from Eldridge Cleaver saying his wife and infant son are returning to the U.S. "within the next few days." Cleaver also said in the message from Al- giers he himself will return "very soon." Assemblyman William Campbell, R-Haciendia Heights, calls for an attor- ney general's into whether private firms illegally sell department motor vehicles records. The lawmaker also says he will introduce legislation to remove 11 firms which now occupy space within the DMV, collect records and sell them. Page 2. Republican Senator George Murphy says he passed all physical tests at Scripps Clinic and was told he has the physiological characteristics "of a man of 45." He says, "I am running referr- ing to his campaign for reelection. The Indians of Alcatraz announce they are setting up a non-profit corpo- ration called "Indians of all Tribes, to press their claim on the island in San Francisco Bay. Page 6. in the nation The government reports the nation's unemployment rate remained unchanged in December at 3.4 per cent of the work force, but the jobless rate for Negroes fell to its lowest point since the Korean War. United Press International learns that five "Boiler Room Girls" told the se- cret inquest into the death of Mary. Jo Kopechne in Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's car that there was little drinking at a party preceding the accident. Sen. John L: McClellan, D-Ark., the dogged critic of the Fill fighter-bomber, says the government should consider can- celling the entire program if the wing tie- feot that caused a crash last month threatens an the planes. The General Accounting Office charges that some Army reserves and national guardsmen are spending drill pe- riods "roaming about" and collecting pay without any obligation to serve if acti- vated. Gov Lester Maddox tells hundreds of cheering students outside the state capi- tol in Atlanta he supports their school boycott, and says he willcall for a march by "millions" on Washington unless the federal government ease 'its integration demands. School integration is peacefully car- ried out in Mississippi's Leake County, the boyhood home of former segrationist Gov. Ross Barnett. in the world In an impassioned plea for patience by the American people, President Nguyen Van Thicu pledges South Vietnam to a policy of self defense. He says all U.S. combat troops can eventually go home but "it will take many years." The Soviet Union claims that Commu- nist China is preparing for war. Ominous hints from both sides suggest new fron- tier tensions. National Guartfsmen in 'Panama City shoot and kill a young Panamanian try- ing to hijack a C47 transport to Cuba with 28 passengers aboard. A passenger being held as a hostage by the hijacker is shot and wounded slightly. American infantrymen wearing gas masks swarm over Black Virgin Moun- tain, the second day of a campaign that has killed 110 North Vietnamese regulars by U.S. count. Two Americans are report- ed killed, six wounded and a U.S. helicop- ter shot down. Vice President Spiro T. Agnew takes his Asian tour into the streets of Hong Kong, the storied port long defended by Britain. He says the United States might help in its defense after Britain's mili- tary withdrawal but that no U.S. troops would be involved. the inside story THE ARGUS Vol. IX, No. 584 Fremont-Newark, California, Saturday, January 10, 1970 26 Pogei 10 CENTS A capital idea The nation's capital, along with the rest of the U.S., was in the grip of a record cold wave yesterday, with official temperature in Wash- ington dropping to 4 above zero, lowest ever recorded for Jan. 9 in Washington. Connor Bo- 'han, a motorist from nearby Bowie, Md., was having his problems with his car. The cam- eramen, however, supplied a few props, in- cluding the hot water bottle and the cone of ice stuck under the radiator cap. No plans to leave tanker battered by stormy Pacific SAN FfllANCISCO Coast Guard helicopter deliv- ered two additional pumps more fuel 'Friday lo a stricken tanker loaded with jet fuel in the stormy 'Pacific off California. A flotilla of Navy ships, in- cluding the aircraft carrier USS Hornet, recovery ship for the first astronauts back from the moon, sped to the aid of lhe SS Connecticut, 240 miles west of (Long Beach, Calif. There were no plans Friday night to evacuate the 41 per- sons aboard the .tanker. For a lime Friday, the situ- ation was critical. The Connecticut's captain reported his ship with- out power, seven feet of water in the engine room and four portable .pumps dropped by Coast Guard craft oul of gas. B u t after a helicopter dropped the additional pumps and gasoline, crewmen aboard the tanker were able to draw out more sea water than was coming in. T he situation stabilized somewhat a while later when the storm-tossed seas sub- sided, thus reducing lhe roll of the stricken vessel. The Coast Guard cutter Hush was the first boat lo ar- rive at the side of lhe Con- necticut and was named res- cue coordinator. All com- mercial vessels in the area were released from tlie case. The Connecticut, carrying 40 men and the captain's wife had been fighting 60-mph winds and seas up to 20 feet, but the Coast Guard said the winds dropped to 15-20 knots and the seas to 12 feet late Friday. Fierce winds hit soggy Bay Area Astrology Bridgt 7 Church News i Comics IS Fininct 11-13 IS Helen Help Usl Movies Sports TV Log Want Ads 7 MI 7 SAN FRANCISCO fierce Pacific storm brought 60-m.pJi. winds, high tides and driving rains lo lhe San Fran- cisco Bay Area Friday, con- tributing to a destructive fire and causing widespread flood- ing in Marin County. A 6.6 foot tide crested early Friday. Couple with t h e downpours, and gale winds, il caused serious over- flows along bayfront proper- ties throughout Marin County. Water was reported over the Shoreline Highway from Bolinas Lagoon, closing t h e road at several points be- Iween Slinson Beach and Bo- linas. FLOODED A heliport at Sausalilo was under water. Streets in Santa Venecia, Tamalpais Valley and Strawberry were flooded. Stores in (he Bel Aire Shop- ping Center on the Tiburon Peninsula were flooded, along wilh the San Pedro Road be- tween the Glenwood and Pea- cock Gap subdivisions. U.S. 101, lhe main north- south road in the counly, was covered wilh water, although not closed. Bui a massive traffic jam developed north- bound at Greenbrae. Power lines and trees were reported blown down Ihrough- oul lhe area. Huge waves pounded lhe beaches. FIRE A fast-moving fire whipped by 60-mile-an-hour winds de- stroyed nine fishing boats, a 300-foot wharf, a warehouse and much equipment at the A. Paladini, Inc., fishing facility adjacent lo the abandoned PL Reyes Coast Guard station near Inverness. Firemen fought the blaze from 9 p.m. Thursday night until dawn Friday. Co as I Guardsmen also helped control the flames. The fire- fighters were hampered be- Back page of section, col. 4 In Ohio disaster Nursing home fire kills at least 21 MARIETTA, Ohio (UPI) Hospital officials said at least 21 persons were killed Fri- day night and 22 other in- jured in a fire at the Ham- mer House nursing home in this southeastern Ohio city. Police said the death toll may rise as high as 36. Authorities said the 'blaze smouldered for about 40 min- utes before it was discovered. The fire was declared under control around p.m. EST, but it still was burning at midnight. Police Capt. James Barr, one of .the first men on lhe scene, said, "When I arrived, smoke was rolling and they were removing people from the building...firemen, police and neighbors...anyone there that could help." "Some rescuers were over- come by smoke, a lot of people were Barr said. "I saw no fire. Just smoke. They were carrying elderly people though win- dows and doors. Anywhere they could get them." The Harmer House Nursing Home, scene of the fire, is lo- cated atop a hill near Lookout Point, one of the highest points in Ohio, and firemen were hampered by the zero- degree temperatures in fight- ing the blaze. A reporter) from radio sta- Man pleads innocent in murders FREMONT Herman M. Anderson, 34, pleaded in- nocent yesterday in municipal court to two charges of mur- der. Anderson, who appeared be- fore Judge M. 0. Sabraw wearing the bathrobe and pa- jamas of Highland Hospital, was arraigned on an amended complaint which added the murder of his wife to the charge of murdering her pre- vious husband. The charges stem from a triple shooting on New Year's Day in Newark, when Ander- son allegedly shot his wife Donna, 30, her ex-husband Fred Laxo, 32, and then him- self. Laxo died three hours af- ter the early morning in- cident, and Mrs. Anderson died Jan. 6 at Oak Knoll Hos- pital, Oakland. Anderson has been under treatment at High- land for his self-inflicted head wound. Anderson was present in court yesterday with his attor- ney, Keith Kellum of the pub- lic defender's office. His ar- raignment on the Laxo mur- der charge took place in his guarded room at the hospital, where he was returned after yesterday's proceedings. Judge Sabraw set Jan. 27 for preliminary hearing on the charges. lion WMOA in Mariella said he counted 38 bodies, but po- lice and firemen were not able to confirm the figure. They said all patients in the nursing home had been ac- counted for, but there was no word on staff personnel. The building, a one-story brick structure with an attic, was gutted. 11 was built only about a year and a half ago. Police said Hie injured were being taken to Marietta Me- morial Hospital and Selby Hospital. Doctors from towns all around the area were being called to the hospitals. Two liremen were injured, apparently from smoke in- halation. Most of the patients were from the Marietta area. The dead were .taken to a National Guard armory set up as a temporary morgue. "The home went up like said Mayor John Bu rn worth of Marietta. "There is a terrible mess at lhe scene. The (ire chief is sealing off the area." Director Joseph Stubbs of Marietta Memorial Hospital said 15 persons were dead on arrival and 24 were injured, five of them critically. The rest of the injured were in fair condition. At Setby General Hospital, a spokesman said two victims were dead oo arrival. Natural gas rates will go down here By KEN CASTLE FREMONT Natural gas rales for domestic users in Fremont, Newark and Union City will drop by 1.7 per cent despite an overall statewide increase of 7.3 per cent au- thorized for by the Cal- ifonia Public Utilities Com- mission. San Francisco spokesman Harry McMasters yesterday said the bill for homeowners in most of Wash- ington Township will be low- ered from the current month- ly rate of per 100 therms to This rare and surprising de- crease resulted from heavy community, growth which moved the three cities Into a lower rale bracket. A greater population density and more houses reduced the overhead costs for services, and the gas firm is passing the savings onto its customers by order of the PUC. QUIPPED McMASTERS, "This will compensate for having all of (hose extra neighbors. Your community is growing by leaps and bounds." However, other cities in Southern Alameda County will be paying more for their gas in fact, slightly more than lhe average 7.3 per cent in- crease in the rest of lhe stale. Rates in Hayward, San Leandro and Castro Valley will jump from per 100 therms to or a 7.64 per cent hike. The zone remains the same in those areas. The Livermore-Amador Val- ley will -fare much bc'ller with only a 21-cenl rise from lo since the population density there also is increasing. A switch in zone designations similar to Fre- mont's prevented the bill from going up to McMasters said. 'THERE HAVE been a greal many zone changes be- cause of greater population densities in some he explained. "The highest rates generally are in more isolated communities because of the larger service costs." Bert Loosmore, manager of the office in Fremont, said the decrease in Washing- ton Township "is wonderful, jus1, wonderful." McMasters said some cus- Two students earn funds for research By CAROLINE TURNER NEWARK Two Newark High School students have won funding for research proj- ects from the Alameda County Heart Association. Chuck Kroegel, 17, a senior, and Arthur Morris, 17, a ju- nior, each received a Ictier and check from associ- ation this week and are eager- ly proceeding wilh their proj- ects. Kroegel, concerned wilh in- sect control as harmful bugs build up immunity lo known insecticides, thinks thai a bet- ler understanding of lhe life cycle of an insect could pro- duce a better control. He plans lo work with mule Before title game Raider threatened OAKLAND (UPI) Oak- land Raider officials con- firmed Friday thai corner- back Nemiah Wilson and his wife received Ihiealening phone calls before last week- e n d's American Football League lille game. The employed a special guard lo protect Mrs. Wilson, who watched her hus- band start as usual at the cornerback spot against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Raiders lost 17-7 and lhe Wil- sons have nol heard from lhe caller since. Wilson, now in Balon Rouge, La., visiling his fami- ly, said he and his wift Jac- quelyn received four threat- ening phor.s calls from .same man in a two and a half hour span Jan. 2, .two days be- fore lhe game. "At lirsl, I thought it was somebody I Wilson ex- plained. "The man said Kan- sas City 50 Oakland 12, and I kept saying lo him, 'yeah bud- dy'...after a couple of minutes I hung up." Wilson said the same man called a half hour later. Ac- carding to Wilson, the man said: "Look, I want you to (know lhe score will be the same as I mentioned before. If it isn't, I can't be respon- sible for whalcver happens." Wilson told Raider coach John Madden aboul the in- cident. A special officer was assigned to guard Mrs. Wilson :he day before the game and while she watched the contest from lhe Oakland Coliseum stands. Police arc still in- vestigating. W i i s o n a 27-year-old Grambling grnduale, joined the Raiders as a free agent Ihis season after an undistin- guished stay wilh lhe Denver Broncos and New York Jets. He balllcd his way lo a slaK- ing job when all-AFL selection Kent McCloughan was in- jured, and Wilson remained a starter even when McCloughan was healthy enough to play. worms, which turn into crop- eating bee.les when mature. THE JUVENILE hormone of a mule worm, Kroegel ex- plained, keeps it immature. "If we could apply a substi- tute chemical for that hor- mone, lhe worm would lurn inlo a deformed the young scientist said. The worms and hormone substitute won't cost much, Chuck said. He plans lo gel Ihem from a biological supply house wilh lhe senl him bj lhe Hearl Association. Kroegel, .he son of Mr. and Mrs Charles Kroegel, 3G126 Bettencourl St., plans lo be- come a physician. who is more inler- esled in biochemistry as a ca- reer, plans to pul his check inlo supplies to study the effects of environmental stimuli on live chick embryo cells. "YOU CANT put a whole live chicken under the micro- Morris said, so his project requires first that he isolate the cells and keep them alive during his study. To do this, he plans lo lake a chick egg which has been incuhaled nine lo 11 days detach the head and legs and place lhe remains in a material which will tree lhe cells by dis- solving the jelly-like sub- stnnce which binds them lo- gelher. "Thun I'll suspend the (reed cells in a nu.rienl solution so they can slay alive outside the chick said the budding scientist. Then Arthur plans to apply chemicals, light, heat and other environment! slim- Back pagt of stctlon, col. t tomers in the northern section of Union City will be charged lhe same higher rates as the Haj'ward users, but the rest of the city will share in lhe 1.7 per cent savings. Had Fremont, Newark and Union City remained in the same zone, the costs would have risen lo a 61-cent Increase over present charges. The actual net sav- ings In the cheaper bill- is therefore 9.2 per cent, McMasters said. "THE FREMONT area re- ductions will be in effect on Back of wcllon. col. 7 Enemy routed by GIs SAIGON (UPI) American troops hurting hand grenades and satchel charges rooted Communist infantrymen from caves on Black Virgin moun- tain Friday in the second day of fighting thai has killed 109 North Vietnamese, military spokesmen said Saturday. Eight Americans were killed and 16 wounded Thurs- day and Friday in fighting on the mountain and elsewhere in South Vietnam, spokes- men said. When the eight-hour battle on the boulder-strewn moun- lain thai rears above Tay Ninh Cily, 55 miles norlh-west of Saigon, ended at dusk Friday American GIs counted 47 North Vietnamese bodies. Field reporls said the Ameri- cans killed 62 Communists on the mountain Thursday. TWO DEAD American losses in the "Black Virgin" battle were two dead and 10 wounded all from the U.S. 25lh Infantry Division. 11 was the 25lh's toughest battle since last Oc- tober. Dancer loser to thief FREMONT A burglar made off wilh in ex- pensive clothes, cash and a flowered "pinky ring" from' the apartment of a dancer early yesterday. Police were called to lhe apartment of Carmen L. Cquciido, 26, of 41010 Blacow Road, No. Ill, when the wom- an returned home about 1 a.m. and found the front door jimmied open and items strewn on the floor inside. Among lhe haul taken was a ring laid in gold made to resemble a flower and sur- rounded with numeroui rubies, emeralds, purls according to po- ;