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   Argus (Newspaper) - May 18, 1974, Fremont, California                                THE ARGUS Vol. XIV, Nc. 19 A consolidation and continuation of the Netet-Rtguter Fremont-Newark, California, Saturday, May 28 Pages 10 Cents SLA 9s Cinque, 4 others said slain in 'small shootout, fire Earlier stories on pogei 9 and 19 LOS ANGELES lUPI) Police fought a vicious gun bailie with suspected Symbionese 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 Ihose 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 gunbattle 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 ISyear-old 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 Myear-old 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 stated: "There is no evidence she was here." Ixis Angeles County-Coroner 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 sect! on, col. 5 HEAVILY ARMED MEMBERS OF THE LOS ANGELES POLKE DEPARTMENT TACTICAL JQUAD HIDE BEHIND CORNER OF A HOUSE House in background burni fiercely after polkeand suspected SLA members loughla 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- pecled in the 60s and tomorrow in the 70s. Overnight lows in the 40s. Yester- 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 cruise? Why not try Pakistan? PageS. in the state A federal judge rules California could not pay its employes million in back salary- declaring it would un- dermine congressional intent to halt in- flation. Page 19. Neighbors of a house raided by po- 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 organiza- tion announces. Page 19. Randolph A. Hearst, father of kid- naped Patricia Hearst, says she may be in greater danger because of the dis- covery of a Symbionese Liberation Army hideout in Los Angeles. Page9. in the nation The six-man jury' decides that Mobil Oil Corp. has the right to evict shot- gun-toting 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 show- ing the race so close the outcome may be decided by voters in the country's overseas territories. Page 7. the inside Argus Topet Astrology 4 Movie GuWe 17 5 5 Saiool Menus 2 Comic, 10 Tiny Times Gosiword 10 WantAds 19-28 Jock Anderson S S Naturalist a pro at escaping it all Kalmbach links Stans ByJOHNPACHTNER 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 righ't-LlVES. Just Kidder. his wife, Jane, Norton and An- nie the tame deer and 928 acres of Ihe great outdoors. The 27-year-old naturalist is one of 23 people reside.in East Bay Regional Parks look afler thesilcs past business hours and provide security. Since November, the Kiddcrs have rented from the park district a comfortable, 584-per- monlh, three-bedroom "home" beliind the park's main a remodeled maintenance building lhat was bachelor offi- cers' quarters for the long-gone Nike missile base before lhat. Previously, Ihe 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, relax- ing in a lumberjack shirt and overall-, on his day off. "But when the crowds come on the weekends i t's a bit hecti c. "There's a lack of privacy on (he week- 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 nat- uralist." Lending credence to the theory that even heaven might be tiresome after awhile. Kid- der says (here are times when he just has to get a change of pace. "You do find yourself going toother parks...to get away from it." He likes to backpack, for example, and Coy- ote Hillsisn'llhe place for that, he maintains. Not a bad place for an after-dinner stroll, though. But Kidcfer's time is hardly all taken up by leisurely strolls. Or by caring for Norton and Annie! 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 nature-oriented programs" so they are "more relevant." Programs in the past have been focused on ''looking at animal tracks and but- nature he says. "We're moving from that to commu- nities....We decided it might be a good idea to bridge the gap between the person who comes to the park and the olher 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 contribulor 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 Ihe 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, acquitled 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 wliich time he said Stans handed him eight checks tolalling 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 Thurs- day night by city planning commissioners. Only Commissioner Jack Rusmisel, a new appointment to the planning body, supported the developer's position. Commission Chair- man Henry Burtuleit was absent. Singer was seeking a general plan amend- ment increasing the density of about 262 acres between Fremont Boulevard, Beard Road, the Alameda Creek flood .control channel, Decoto Road and Paseo Padre ParV.way 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 amend- ment. But the developer, in return for moving to the top of the density range, would have to go through a planned district procedure, giv- 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 Ihe amenities The developer noted lhat the general plan amendment provides a benefit to the city by continuing a pattern of small-lot homes al- ready established in the surrounding neighbor- hood. But the residents in those existing homes turned out to criticize the proposal on just those grounds as well as the traffic prob- 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- ventional 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 betwxsn 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 think- 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 Ihe area. page of section, col.: "Hty, honey, what's on TV this week- "I dunno, you'll have to wait for Ihe 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 al- ways have, but note now be able to better plan ahead your weekend TV view- ing. At the time, we're switching days of puMicaVion of the Tiny Times feature and the weekend stock exchange sum- maries, both In an effort to Increase read- ership 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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