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Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - June 16, 1973, Oakland, California TODAY'S OUTLOOK FAIR (Oaklanft ribune 7a.ni A RESPONSIBLE METROPOLITAN NEWSPAPER 100th YEAR, NO. 167 SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 1973 15c DAILY, A MONTH. Baby In Well Saved CARL CHRISTIAN Pulled to safety Woman Sought as Embezzler The lormer comptroller of an Oak- land-based land lirm was charged with embezzling more than in a warrant issued ji'slerday in Oakland Municipal Court Mrs. Marilyn A Sanborn is charged with grand Ihell and lorgery in the warrant signed by Judge Mane Collins Mrs Sanborn was the comp- troller lor R-Runch Ltd. According to Oakland police Inspec- tor Matt Roehl, during the nine months that Mrs. Sanborn worked at R-Ranch, at 8105 Edgcuater Drive, she forged checks and documents that allowed her to draw more than from the accounts of R-Ranch and Dennis Devel- opment Co., which shares office space. Both firms are owned by Jeff Den- nis, an Oakland land developer. Dennis Development is the parent firm and R- Ranch operates a Siskiyou County recreational condominium. On June 7, according to Roehl, Dennis filed a formal complaint against Mrs. Sanborn after the firms conducted a thorough audit The audit and subsequent investiga- tion discovered: Forged papers authorizing Mrs. Sanborn, who lived at 11872 Sihcrgate Drive, Dublin, to cash 'company checks from both firms. Canceled checks allegedly used by Mrs. Sanborn to buy a camper, furnish her home and lease expensive cars for herself and friends. Many of the checks were for cash. One was made out for A series of forged documents, said Roehl, showed that Mrs. Sanborn "owned" million in real estate near Morgan Hill. During the audit, conducted in the last two weeks of May, Mrs. Sanborn resigned and she and her husband, Bruce, left Dublin and the state. The Sanborns are named in a war- rant issued Wednesday in Hayward Municipal Court charging grand theft and forgery involving the purchase of a S motor home. Roehl added that many of the checks found during the audit were made out to Mrs. Sanborn, to fictitious and actual persons and to various companies. All the checks were drawn on the accounts of R-Ranch or Dennis Development. A spokesman for R-Ranch said the r missing funds would not interfere with 'operation of the Siskiyou County con- dominiums. The police investigation, said Roehl, revealed that Mrs. Sanborn served three months in the Santa Clara County jail for a 1966 forgery conviction. Brezhnev Enroute To Summit Meeting MOSCOW (AP) Leonid I. Brezh- nev is flying to Washington today for summit meetings that he says will be of "historic importance." After landing in Washington, tiie Soviet Communist parly chief is sched- uled to spend Ihe weekend at the presidential retreat at Camp David in Maryland before starling his lalks with President Nixon in the White House on Monday. is the first trip to the United Stales by Ihe Soviel Union's lop leader. Alexci N. Kosygin, the premier, went to Glassboro, N.J., in Ihc summer of 1967 for lalks wilh Presidenl Lyndon B. Johnson. The late Nikila S. Khrush- chev had a whirlwind coasl-lo-coasl tour as guest of President Dwighl D. Kisenhower in 1959. ___ ribune Phofot fay Brooks AMBULANCE DRIVER GRABS CARL CHRISTIAN AFTER RESCUE 'When the kid carne ouf, he cried like a new-born baby1 Million Tree Funds OK'd By FRED GARRETSON Tribune Staff Writer The U.S. Office of Emergency Pre- paredness yesterday authorized mil- lion in "pre-disaster" federal aid to public agencies to carve 23 niilcs of fuel breaks through the dead forests of frozen eucalyptus trees in the Oakland- Berkeley Hills. Robert Stevens, regional director of OEP, said he is still considering state requests for another SI.3 million, in- cluding a project to dead trees on prn ate property in most sections of Oakland's Montclair Dis- trict. Stevens said he had been given authorization to expend money for "se- lective pre-disaster assistance" under the May 25 declaration by OEP Admin- istrator Darrell Trent that "a major disaster is imminent" in the Easlbay Hills. Officials said this is the first time the "pre-disaster" aid federal law has ever been used. Stevens said the con- tracts would be administered by the Stale Division of Forestry, the East Bay Regional Park District and the City of Oakland. The money will be spent on a series of crash projects, which must be com- pleted by Sept. 15. The federal aid will finance con- struction of prepared battle lines through the Oakland-Berkeley Hills where firemen can assemble equip- ment and "make a stand" against a fire. These prepared battle lines are 300 fool wide fuel breaks, some of them fne miles long, from which all trees and most brush have been removed. In most places the fuel break lines run parallel to each other so that firemen can relrcat lo a new battle line if the flames break through. In gener- al, the main fuel break lines follow Skyline and Grizzly Peak Boulevards or bisect large flense groves of trees in Sibley, Redwood and Tilden Regional Parks. One new project is a 1M> mile fuel break along Ihe easl side of Skyline Boulevard in Chabol Park. Another project calls for use of fire retardanl chemicals along roadsides in some high risk areas said there are questions about the legality and necessity of the. request for federal aid to remove dead trees and fuels on private property for 100 feet on each side of public rights of way in the Broadway Terrace. Thorn- hill Drive and Thorndalc Drive areas. Stevens also rejected, at least tem- porarily, a request I'er to hire 30 men and some equipment for three months to reduce ground fuel in the regional parks. Record cold weather Dec. 5-15 left an estimated two million dead trees in the Eastbay hills. The OEP plan has no provision for direct aid to homeowners. In those areas where a home sits in the middle of a designated fuel break battle line the trees will be chopped down by a contractor hired by a public agency. The plan approved by OEP doesn't mention any aid to either the East Bay Municipal Utility District or the Uni- versity of California Berkeley campus, both of which have undertaken large scale cucahptus crisis programs. Plane, Glider Collide BROKENBERGE, Germany (AP) A Belgian Mirage jet fighter collided in flight yesterday with a West German glider. The Belgian pilot parachuted to safety but the German pilot died in the crash, police said. On the Inside Ex-POW Everett Alvar- ez's ex-wife Tangee reweds. Page 2. Astronauts photograph explosion on sun. Page 3. Clean air act could eco- nomically 'devastate' L.A. Page 4. Churches........ .6 Classified Shopping Center........22 Comics.........21 Crossword Puzzle 20 Financial.........8 Landers.........19 See Page Fair, forecast. See Board Farm Prices Drop Sharply After Page 5. Boring jobs have British workers upset. Page 7. Gas shortage fails to spur refinery construction, Page 15. Pro Con........3 Sports.....9, .10, 11 Teen Pages .12, 13 Theaters........16 TV and Radio____18 Vitals..........20 2 World of Women'.. 19 page 20. Concord Tot Injured in 3-Hour Ordeal By RICHARD PAOLI Tribune Staff Writer CONCORD-Fifteen-month-old Carl Christian, covered with mud, his T-- shirt torn, was pulled from a 20-foot well late -last night after he was trapped for three hours. my God, they've freed cried the boy's mother, Mrs. Sherry Christian, 29, of 1154 Orange St., as muddy Pacific Gas and Electric Co. emergency crewmen handed the youngster up to an ambulance driver. Young Carl, according to his par- ents, was playing on the back porch of their home when he climbed over a board guarding the well and fell in. Richard Christian. Carl's father, said, "1 was digging out the well today and propped up the board there. I didn't think he would get in." The youngster lodged 11 feet down from the opening of the 20-inch-diamc- ter well. He whimpered and cried for help, attracting his parents' attention. "II happened around 8 p.m.." said Christian, "The firemen and the people got here in minutes." Four emergency crews from Contra Costa County offices converged on the tree-lined street and within two hours dug a 15-foot ditch parallel to the backyard well. Then, Contra Costa Consolidated firemen, working in muck up to their waists, tunneled from the ditch to the well, using small shovels. A leeling of intense drama MU-UI through the crowd ot nearly as workers hastened to complete the tun- nel for I'car that the child would lall into the feet of water at the bottom of the well. Police kept the crowd Irom edging too close to the rescue site to prevent the earth walls from collapsing on the child and the sweating firemen. Tn the last moments before the child was brought up safely, firemen worked carefully with keyhole saws, cutting through the wood lining along the lower part of the well. Just before 11 p.m., under the glare of floodlights, first the workmen and then the bystanders yelled out in relief as the child was carried up a ladder, handed to an ambulance driver, and rushed to Ml. Diablo Hospital. Preliminary examination indicated young Carl suffered no serious injuries. During the rescue effort, firemen lowered oxygen lines to the youngster's head and kept a continuous stream of oxygen from nearby tanks pouring into the lower part of the shaft. "When the kid came out. he cried like a new-born Slim Pcdcrsen, a workman, told newsmen. sent a dozen men, two back- hoes, two boom trucks and other equip- ment to the scene, a spokesman said. Another large backhoe was dispatched by the Underground Construction Co., according to police. Little Carl's ordeal recalled the massive rescue attempt in 1949 when Kathy Fiscus, a 3-year-old San Marino girl, 1'ell nearly 100 feel down a 14-inch well. Rescue workers dug for 52 hours to reach the girl, only to find she had drowned shortly after she fell. The rescue effort captured the na- tion's attention, sparked legislation to cap off old wells and was the first major news story to be brought live to American homes by television. Probe Papers Held Up by White House WASHINGTON (AP) The While House has kept Ihe special Walergate prosecutor waiting more than a week- tor an answer to whether it will supply documents he requested for his investi- gation, a member oi the prosecutor's staff said yesterday. James Vorenberg, special assistant to chief proseculor Archibald Cox, also said the proseculor's slaff is looking into possible major lines of inquiry related to the Watergate case but not ,yet publicized, Vorenberg urged "people in this country with information they think may bear on Watergate to make con- tact with the prosecutor's staff." Vorenberg told a news conference that he and Cox met more than a week ago with presidential Leonard Garment and J. Fred Buzhardt to discuss access to logs and diaries. Vorenberg said the While House attorneys promised to reply to the request but so far there has been no response. The While House said written re- quests for the material weren't re- ceived until this week. WORKERS SUNK RESCUE SHAFT BESIDE WELL Three-hour effort in Concord ended in success Nixon Urges In Political Sy Illinois Speech Warns Cynics BY GAYLORD SHAW PEKIN, III. (AP) Seeking to combat public cynicism bred by the Watergate scandal. President Nixon urged Americans yesterday not to al- low "the mistakes of a lew to obscure Ihe virtues of most who arc in the .profession of politics." "It would be a tragedy if we lei our disappointment with some aspects of the system turn into despair with the system as a he declared. Nixon appeared before several thou- sand people at the dedication ol a research center for congressional scho- lars in the home town of the late Senate Republican Leader Everett Dirksen. Speaking on the day before Leonid Brezhnev's arrival, the President said his summit meetings with the Soviet .leader will produce "significant agrec- -ments." He did not give specifics, saying "there will be some hard bargaining and we arc not making any easy predictions." "You.tan have great he said, that the week of talks "will make progress toward reducing the danger of war and reducing the burden of arms The chief executive was greeted by generally friendly crowds along Ins 14- mile motorcade route. Many waved flags, and a few held signs critical of Nixon and his handling of the Water- gate case. In an estimate relayed by White spokesmen, Pekin police esti- mated the crowd along the route and at the dedication ceremonies at above In liis'20-minule speech Nixon did not specifically mention Watergate but it was clear he had it in mind when he said' "We live in a time when many people are cynical about politics and politicians. Such times have occurred before. In this profession as in any there is much that could be mi- proved. But then1 is also much lo admire. "It would be a tragedy if we allowed Ihe mistakes of a few to obscure the virtues of most who arc in Ihe profes- sion of polilics or if we let our disappointment with some aspects of the syslem turn iiilo despair with the system as a whole." "The American syslem is working and we can be proud of that Nixon continued. "...Everett Dirksen- would tell the cynics of the day not to shun the syslem bul lo share in.it, to enter the political arena and fight lor their ideals." Those passages were the closest "Nixon has come to public discussion of Watergate suice a statement on May Protest Sign Brings Jailing PEKIN. 111. The mavor of the late Sen Even-It M Dirksi-n's home town. Willidiii VAdldnu-ier asked the several thousand residents who turned out yesterday to sec the Presi- dent and Mrs XIMIII to give them "a good. mid-America wi-Icome." And tlicvdui. The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts were there. The Jayceos were there. The Pekin Community High School band and was there. Bul. aho, Richard Graucy was there. Grawey, 25, a law student from nearby Peoria. was the only person to bring an "Impeach Nixon" sign to the flag and bunting-draped dedication of the Dirksen Congressional Leadership Research Center. lie argued with Se- cret Servicemen and Pekin police for 30 minutes that he had a right to display it. Then they led him off in handcuffs. As soon as Grawey raised his, two- vvord sign, booing and catcalls rose from the crowd. Police ordered Grawey to take his sign down, saying the pole was danger- ous. He did, but when he attempted to re-enter the crowd he was told he would have to remove tin- sign's ply- wood backing. He objecled again and alter sonic discussion, Robert F.iux of the Ppkm police said" "All right take him away Grawey was hustled around a cor- ner, where an officer clamped a cluster of metal keys over his mouth and jerked his head back, forcing him to his knees. Other policemen pulled his arms behind his back and handcuffed him. As he was led away, (he crowd cheered. "No a policeman atop a nearby building shouted to the street. He carried a rifle with a telescopic sight. "I see cameras raised. There aren't going to be any pictures." Several bystanders had cameras suspended from their necks. None ap- peared to be using them, Grawey was placed in a police car and taken to headquarters. He was released several hours later. Million Deal For Seals Reported The Nalional Hockey League has reportedly agreed lo pay Charles 0. Finley million for the Seals, more than half the amount the owner bought the franchise for three years ago. On the baseball front. Calfish Hunt- er went all the way as the Athletics downed the Boston Red Sox 8-3. Willie McCovey belled a three-run homer in the lOlh lo giw San Francisco a 4-3 win over Philadelphia. Details in Sports