Argus, May 19, 1974


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Argus (Newspaper) - May 19, 1974, Fremont, California Not among SLA victims of L.A. firefight Patty's whereabouts still mystery story en Pogt 32 WS ANGELES (DPI) Patricia Hearst was not in the house where five Symbionese Liberation Army members were killed in a wild gun battle with police bul "General Field Marshal Cinque" of the terrorist kidnaping cult'was slain, it was disclosed Saturday. The Myearotd heiress, granddaughter of legendary newspaper empire founder William Randolph Hearst, was presumably still alive but the mystery of her whereabouts or state of mind was still unsolved. The five killings may have broken the back' of the weird cult which was' estimated never to have more than a dozen members. After a microscopic examination of the five charred bodies found in the ashes of a yellow stucco house in a black area of south central tas Angeles Friday night, Coroner Thomas Noguchi said that Patricia Hearst was definitely not one of the victims. Noguchi first telephoned the news to .Randolph Hearst, president and editor of the San Francisco Examiner, and his wife. They had been living in fear for their daughter's life since she was kidnaped by the SLA on Feb. 4. Noguchi identified four of the five persons killed in the l.OOOshot "war" involving some 500 police and FBI agents Friday. Examinalion of dental charts, medical records and fingerprints 'established the identity of Cinque, the name used by SOyear- old Donald DeFreeze. and three more of the five bodies found in the four foot high debris. Noguchi said. CteFreezc had claimed in "communiques" and tape recordings to be the leader of the terrorist band, formed while he was an inmate at California State Prison at Vacaville. First jailed when he was 14, UeFreeze, a Hack, had a fascination for guns and bombs and a thirst for plum wine. He was the one who demanded a multi-million dollar free food program for the release of Miss Hearst and then spumed it after Ihe Hearsts spent f2 million. The others killed were Nancy Ling Perry. 26: Patricia "Mizmoon" Solytzsik. 24. and William Wolfe, 22. All were white. The fifth victim was a woman listed only as "Jane Doe." Noguchi said she definitely was not Iviiss Hearst and that he expected to have a positive identification by Sunday. THE S UNO AY Vol. XIV, No. 20 A consolidation tint! continuation of jthe News-Register Fremont-Newark, May 19, 1974 90 Pages 20 Cents 1 o I n'I T A1. 1''I Students learn without fear from school's new computer 9 fn YOU ME YOU YOUR MOVE YOU ME YOU ME r t YOt' Mideast peace progress told ovf. i f win tins van to n.AY v orm., YOU WANT TO PlAY ANOTHH CAMEr Keying Long, SoNy Young ond Stew iawson outsmart the computer MiottbrUnCook ByTOMDEBLEY FREMONT A Us Vegas pit boss wmilil love to gel his hands on Itic blackjack dealer at Kennedy High School. Bin Ihe sludenls probably wouldn't give himup. After all. in addition !o being a whiz al such games of chance, he can also calculate UK long-range effects nf pollution in n lake 'or whip out a Snoopy carloon in a mailer of seconds. "He" is a S15.000 computer recently in- stalled at Kennedy, one of the firsl such sys- tems in a Bay Area high school, according to Dennis Ijinder. Menially Gifled Minor 1MGMI program instructor al the school. Games, ranging from lic-tac-loe to Hie eld "shell game." can gel sludenls to the Operating a computer ter- a lelelype key becimes second nalnre. explains Lunder. From Iliere sludenls Can get imo using pre-punched programs lo help (hem in al- most any subject area as well ns learning computer language and programing mi (heir own. be adds. Students are luming on lo the computer in largo numbers. "It gol so busy I hnd to put up a .sign-up I.irnrier. whn has Iwn new stu- dents coming in every la minutes all day long to use the computer. Held trips have so far drawn 260 ele- mentary scltool children lo view it and some o1" their leaders liavc expressed interest in gelling some of the youngsters involved in learning computer programing. One reason sludenls are so eager lo learn about computers. Lunder says, is thai Ihey don'l havplhefears of adults. kids are turned on In this mure than Ihe adults because Ihey don't have Ihe hang- with the awesoniencss." he says. "To be able lo program a computer, some people thinkyouhavelohaveaPh.D." One freshman student, lie notes, is now taking home (he computer programing rnan- .ualslostudy. "I'm no! ashamed In say he knons mure atxHrt programing than me Luiidcr says. Actually, he explains, even a firsl grader can Icam lo use a compuler utilizing Ihe mosl basic of "languages." dub- bed "inch-worm." From there lo the most advanced computer languages, uhich do re- quire a mathematical background, anyone can learn to use a computer Eit some "lan- guage" level. Although financed by funds. Ihe computer is being used by many older stu- dents. The philosophy behind its use as a high .school program. [.under explains, evolves from the increasing use nf comput- ers in a lechnofngical society. The number of computers in America lias grown from about a in to projec- tions of H5.000 by ne.xl year. Jobs in the computer industry represent Ihe. fastcsl growing occupation in the country. Lunder predicts that within perhaps five years people will be able buy a compuler terminal to use with their "People have lo livc..nilh Ibe fad thai Iliey are here lo slay." he 'says. "More people have lo learn to program comput- ers." Aside from preparing peopltffor fuliireca- Turn to 3, col. 4 JERUSALEM (UPI) Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger achieved a dramatic breakthrough in his Middle East peace efforts Saturday by winning Syrian acceptance of an American plan for a ceasefire line with Israel in the Golan Heights. Reporting the breakthrough, a high official aboard Kissinger's plane said Kissinger was "very optimistic" at completing the agreement on a cease-fire line in talks with Israeli leaders here Saturday night or Sunday. He said Kissinger will stay on in the area three or four days to try to complete the larger agreement on disengaging the forces of the two major step toward peace in the area. Israelis and Syrians may then meet face to -face for the first time in Geneva to sign the disengagement agreement, the official said. Kissinger, himself would not be present in Geneva, where Syria boycotted the first round of the Middle East peace conference late last year. The dramatic breaktrhough came when Kissinger's bags were already packed to start home Saturday night. It came in a three-and-a-half hour meeting with Syrian President Hafez Assad in which, the high American official said, Assad came enough" to the American plan Kissinger put forward on Thursday. The Israelis already had the plan too, and Kissinger met with Prime Minister Golda Meir and the Isradi negotiators later Saturday night at the home of Foreign Minister Abba Eban where he hoped to win their final agreement. Afler a two hour meeting between the full Israeli and American negotiations teams, the American spokesman said the Israelis agreed that "significant progress had been made." Mrs. Meir and her ministers will meet with Kissinger again Sunday afternoon after the Israeli cabinet meets Sunday morning, the spokesman said. Kissinger himself disclosed there had been a breakthrough in his public statement at the ramp of his plane at Damascus airport before taking off for Israel. "Significant progress has been made and the prospects for an agreement have been ad- he said in a hoarse voice, referring to hi stalks with Assad. "For that reason 1 have agreed to stay in the area for a few more days in order to assist the parties in reaching agreement for a disengagement of he said. The high American official said Kissinger would confer Saturday night and Sunday with Prime Minister Golda Meir of.Israel and her ministers and that he was "very optimistic" that'-agreement oh'the key question of the location of a ceasefire line could be India tests first nuclear device Fair skies predicted Fair weather Is in store for the South Coun- ty area today, according to fhe weatherman. It should be just a bit warmer today, with highs in the 60s fo 70s. Lows tonight should bt Argus Topes Editorial rWenHetpUi! LJreityit Movie Guide Obkuoriw Sports TV Log Wont Adi 2 4 S 10 10-12 32 2 17-22 13 23.32 NEW DELHI (Ul'I) India announced Saturday it had exploded a Nagasaki-force nu- clear device it said was designed for peaceful uses, not war. Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi said of her country's first nuclear test: "It is nothing to get excited about. We are firmly committed only to the peaceful uses of atomic energy." The blast made India the sixth nation with nuclear capability. It thus joined the United States, the Soviet Union, China, Britain and France. Although Ihe Atomic Energy Commission announcement of the explosion gave no details, the Press Trust of India (PTI) said. "II can be inferred that the explosion crealed a force equivalent to tons of TNT. This was the same force as the atomic bomb drop- ped on Nagasaki in World War II." H. R. Sethna. chairman of the Indian Atomic Energy Commission, told newsmen the test was a plutonium device of to ton magnitude, and no abnormal significant radioactivity was recorded afterward. The official announcement did not state when the device was exploded hut PTI quoted an official spokesman as saying it took place early Salurday. IT I also said there were indications the test occurred "perhaps in India's Rajaslhan area." SACEOA: Why letters spelled failure First of two parts By KAREN HOLZMEISTER SACEOA has come and gone. In the process it has made waves some good, some bad that will be fell in South County for a long time. The Southern Alameda County Economic Opportunity Agency occasionally proved to be a thorn in the side of government and a rose to the low-income segment of the community. SACEOA brought about newspaper headlines when its director stole in agency funds two years ago. But the agency will be remem- bered historically for providing the impetus for programs such as Head Start, Meals on Wheels. Project CUHA. Family Planning and SASSO. That a man who was convicted of a felony could have been operating a program receiv- ing millions of federal dollars is a source of amazement to many. It is of interest to others that a private agency dropped so far in public confidence that a public agency will be replac- ing it. SACEOA programs ,and planning evolved out of the War on Poverty legislation in Programs in nutrition, child care, work-training and education came to the Eden area Tri-Cities and Livermore Valley in late 1965. Vt. Just last month, nine years after its forma- tion. SACEOA folded its end marked by manifold problems and some encouraging suc- cesses. For nearly two years, many of the directors and staff of SACEOA fought lo keep the agen- cy alive. The death watch began in October. 1972. when Gov. Ronald Reagan, exercising his power of review over all anti-poverty grants dispersed in the state, vetoed'a six- month refunding for SACEOA. Conflicting opinions between the regional OEO. representing the federal agency and the state OEO, plus a successful federal district court hearing, kept SACEOA operating through this winter. The problems facing SACEOA were numer- ous. Not only did the agency have to find enough programs, but also the right ones. It had (o deal with the fact that the executive director, Roberto Acosta, was arrested in 1972 for attempting to embezzle funds and was sub- sequently jailed. Perhaps most serious, long-time SACEOA observers say. it had to deal with rather ne- bulous goals which were never quite under- stood or agreed upon. Under federal directives in 1970. SACEOA officials abandoned the di- rect services concept and went into planning and change in the com- munity and helping to learn to help them- selves. On the positive side of the balance sheet, SACEOA initiated successful programs such as Head Start. Family Planning and Meals on Wheels, which have since spun off into individ- ually-financed projects. Before the phaseout of direct services there were programs involving heallh, recreation, employment, education, youth, welfare, hous- ing and delinquency. The story of SACEOA's life and its last years in particular is one of personality rather than performance; of financial audits and managerial studies and their rebuttals; of a South County operation that was a political football between Sacramento and Washington: and of a growing public awareness of social service needs and commitments which had to be made and somehow funded. SACEOA as a corporation still exists, but it is a corporation of volunteers who identify themselves by another acronym CASAC. Community Advocates of Southern Alameda County. And, yet another agency has been orga- nized. Associated Community Action Program, is a public agency rather than a private agency such as SACEOA. It is pie heir-apparent to OEO feids in South County. There has been for nearly two years a kind of inevitability to the decline and fall of SACEOA. The gossips in the stale OEO.had repeatedly predicted the agency's demise and the possibility of being cut off al a day's no- tice was a daily concern to both the SACEOA board of directors and the staff. SACEOA was the result of a merger in the summer of 1968 between three community ac- tion agencies. The Fremont agency, which was eventually to assume the leadership role, formed in 1966 and covered Fremont, Newark and Union City. The Hayward agency covered Hayward and San Leandro, and the I jvermore agency was in charge of the Livermore, Pleasanton and Ar.iador Valley areas. In early 1968, there was criticism of the Liv- ermore agency's management, the Hayward agency's relations with the community, as as financial problems in both. Also at this time, the trend in California, according to a federal OEO bulletin, was to consolidate several agencies in order to re- duce administrative costs. Ricardo Ontiveros, who had headed the Fremont agency, was the first SACEOA director. The main office was located in Fremont and a branch, eventually the final .home of SACEOA, was opened at 1435 Grove Way, Hayward. Ontiveros was on UK job for only a few months until he went to the New Careers De- velopment Agency, a privale anti-poverty or- ganization in Oakland, as executive director Roberto Acosta. 35. a SACEOA research coor- dinator, was named executive director in Au- gust, 1968, and given a salary of an- nually. Acosta, who is of Mexican descent and an ex-drug addict, was a well-known advocate of minority interests during his nearly four years as executive' director. Many persons inter- viewed, particularly members of the Chicano community, supported his advocacy of the poor. But in March, 1972, the SACEOA founda- tion began to falter. On March 7, SACEOA directors were in- formed of conditions placed on the agency's refunding by Ibe western regional office of OEO. Conditions stipulated that the agency must hire a management consultant to correct problems of organizational management and administration. OEO also placed a six months funding limit on some agency accounts to ensure com- pliance with all conditions. These conditions placed on the agency stemmed in part from a joint evaluation of the agency by regional and state OEO offices, which was highly critical nf agency administration. Turn to 3, cell ;