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Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - September 28, 1970, Ada, Oklahoma A commission urges officials to pay More heed to Campus disrupter. In other words children should be heard if not seen. It s hard not to hear their screeching and it s just As Well if one does t see Ada evening news 67th year no. 170 Ada Oklahoma monday september 28, 1970 to pages to cents weekday 15 cents sunday elderly Man Dies in costly Ada hotel fire this was the scene sunday afternoon on main Street shortly after a fire started on the top level of the Platt hotel. The alarm sounded about i pm and Bremen had the huge Blaze under control by 4 . The fire took the life of one person. Photo by Den Cook Nixon italian leaders meet in Rome president greets american Hijack hostages Rome apr president Nix on discussed War and peace in the Mediterranean with italian a leaders today and made an unscheduled trip to Rome a Airport to Greet freed american sky Jack hostages flying Home from Jordan. Nixon flew to Fiumicini air port by helicopter and met the americans on the Tarmac As they walked off a special trans world airlines plane that is taking them Back to the United states. Such was the crush around the smiling president that authorities herded the 28 Hijack victims Back into he plane. Nixon followed and addressed them inside. The americans had arrived an hour earlier from Nicosia where they had spent the night after being freed by palestinian guerrillas in Amman. They were to continue on to new York after refuelling but the Surprise decision by Nixon to Greet them held them in Rome a Little longer than scheduled. A a a a Nixon said afterwards i think i feel As Happy As they he told reporters that what the hostages went through May mean a the possibility of this happening again in the future has been substantially he referred to measures that include armed guards aboard aircraft and Security at airports. A it sometimes takes an incident like this to bring world attention a Nixon said adding that the reaction was one of a a outrage and one of compassion for the victims. Before visiting the hostages the president told italian leaders the United states is committed to a Strong presence in the Mediterranean which he called the a Southern Anchor of he made the reaffirmation to president Giuseppe Sara Gat at the beginning of talks seeking Means of a lasting peace in the Mediterranean. A a a a Lebanon troops on guard against attack he later talked with Premier Emilio Colombo who accompanied Nixon on the trip to meet the hostages. Nixon said the hostages were a very proud of being americans. They never lost their their slogans were a thumbs up and a they had no complaints about what happened a he added. The president spoke to report ers briefly on the ramp of the plane that was to take the hostages nonstop Home to new York. Nixon spoke of what he said was a dilemma faced by his administration and other officials trying to gain release of the hostages. He said that while helping to obtain their release it was not possible to move in a with massive Force for fear of hurting them. A while we showed great Power we also showed great restraint a Nixon added. He called this a a landmark cases that would influence american foreign policy in the future. His meeting with Sara Gat began Only hours after cars belonging to . Military men at see a a president Page 2 by w. L. Knickmeyer a 74-year-old Man died sunday in a fire that destroyed the Platt hotel 212 w. Main and severely damaged adjoining buildings. Charles stick died when he was trapped in his second Story hotel room. Obituary information will be found on Page 2. Two Ada firemen were hospitalized and treated for smoke inhalation after the Blaze. Capt. Norman Folger and Paul Williams were both discharged from the Hospital today. The fire broke out shortly after noon sunday. The alarm was Given at 1 04 . And firemen finally brought the fire under control about 4 . When fire trucks arrived at the scene chief Herman land Rith said the entire third Story of the hotel building was enveloped in flames. Assistant chief Paul Ryan when he Learned that stick was still in the building mounted the stairs but was Able to get Only within hearing distance of the trapped Man when he was driven Back by the flames. Sticks body was recovered after the fire had been brought under control. The fire evidently originated in the upper Story of the hotel. Landrith said he has been unable so far to determine the cause. The entire Interior of the hotel was gutted by the fire leaving Only the Walls standing this morning. A two Story building to the West also suffered heavy damage and the building to the East of the hotel housing More locks furniture was also damaged. There was fire and water damage to Street level businesses including the Star Pawn shop Shaw s Barber shop Morris shoe shop and a Beer tavern. Flames shot 20 to 30 feet into the air above the hotel building and firemen battled to contain the fire. An additional Hazard was posed by great chunks of burning tar falling from the roof. The fire department s new a a snorkel a plus prompt action by firemen on duty a was credited by Landrith with containing the Blaze. A if we had t had the snorkel a Landrith said a a we a have lost this whole one of the departments 1,000-gallon per minute pumper supplied water to the snorkel. Another 1,000-gallon pumper supplied hand lines and the Aerial ladder truck which took up a position at the rear. All told firemen poured an estimated 2,325 Gallons of water per minute on the Blaze a a total of Well Over a half million Gallons before it was finally extinguished. Landrith said there was no loss of pressure throughout the entire emergency. Landrith said the Seminole department sent one unit to assist. The Seminole truck was held at the station on standby freeing All the Ada equipment to fight the fire. Five Seminole firemen who came with the unit were at the fire to help the local men. As usual in Case of a Large fire retired firemen helped out by standing radio watch at the Central station freeing other personnel to fight the fire. Former chief Chester Sneed and former fireman Dan Henderson turned out for this duty sunday. Four persons other than stick were in the hotel at the time the fire broke out. The four including mrs. Marie Platt operator of the hotel and her daughter were Able to make their Way out of the burning Structure. Harmon Ebey owner of the hotel building and the one to the East estimated total structural damage to the three buildings involved at about $50,000. The two Story building West see a elderly Many Page 2 thousands flee Homes As huge fire spreads los Angeles a huge fires spread on Brush covered slopes outside san Diego and los Angeles today after destroying hundreds of Homes and forcing thousands to evacuate. Three persons were killed. One Blaze devastated 150,000 acres in Southern san Diego county advancing to the outskirts of several san Diego suburbs. A spokesman for the state division of forestry said the fire covered a greater area than any single fire in the state s history. Another Blaze blackened 115,000 acres around the los Angeles Basin. Fire fighters managed to Check the Western Progress of the san Diego area fire sunday night As winds wildly erratic during the Day subsided. But the fire moved southward toward the mexican Border. More than 50,000 residents fled the san Diego area fire and thousands of others were evacuated from Canyon Homes As flames raced along a 35-mile front Northwest of los Angeles. Other fires some believed set by arsonists burned in various part of Southern California for the fourth straight Day. Weary fire fighters battled flames from the air and the ground. They faced another Day of temperatures above too degrees and winds stronger than 60 Miles per hour. San Diego los Angeles and Ventura counties were declared disaster areas by gov. Ronald Reagan who urged californians to donate clothing and toys for families left homeless. Federal and state teams were ordered in to assess damage and pave the Way for Federal Relief funds. Evacuation centers were set up in the fire ravaged areas. Many of the evacuees were taken into the Homes of friends and strangers. All Southern California military bases were ordered to stand by to receive fire refugees. The san Diego area fire had burned about 200 Homes in Pine Valley Alpine Jamul Harbison Canyon Crest Al Cajon and other communities along a path 30 Miles Long and to Miles wide. The fire began saturday in Cleveland National Forest 50 Miles East of san Diego from Sparks spewing from a fallen Power line. It roared Westward through Brush covered mountains and Lush valleys to the out skirts of Al Cajon and Spring Valley near san Diego. South of san Diego flames see a a thousands Page 2 by the associated press \ Lebanon guarded against renewed guerrilla attacks against Israel today after King Hussein j of Jordan palestinian commando Leader Yasir Arafat and eight Arab nations signed an agreement in Cairo ending the jordanian civil War. Observers at Tiberias Israel reported that lebanese troops were out in Force along their Border sunday apparently anticipating increased guerrilla activity. Iii 111111111111111111111111111111111111 a wrong Day i David Schoenbrun will Elk lecture on a the Chal a i Lenge of the 70s�?� at 8 30 i . Wednesday instead = e of tuesday As reported in the sunday news. H Schoenbrun award win j ii Ning news correspondent i in will offer an eyewitness i e account and an analysis h of the struggle in the mid Raj s die East. In e the lecture will be in e g the College auditorium in h science Hall. In Iii ii i to inn i 111111 to 11 in 11 i 11111 ii ii 11 in the peace agreement signed sunday by Hussein and Arafat set up a three Man committee to ensure that its provisions Are carried out and to report any violations to the eight consigning states. Foremost among the agreements 14 Points is that Hussein a army and the palestinian forces will withdraw from Amman almost destroyed by to Days of fighting. The soldiers were to return to their Normal Barracks and the guerrillas to positions a Best suited to their activities in the a liberation Battle against Israel a presumably the Israel Jordan ceasefire line along the Jordan River. The pact prohibits a fall propaganda campaigns inconsistent with its objectives and orders the return of prisoners taken during the fighting. It directs that Irbid in Northern Jordan and other guerrilla strongholds North c Amman be returned to the a military and civilian situation existing prior to recent events a in effect any Northern portion captured by the army would be returned to guerrilla control. Halted motorists kill Cleveland police officer Cleveland a two men in a car stopped for speeding Early today on the East Side stepped out of their car and opened fire on two policemen killing one and seriously wounding the other police said. Killed was patrolman Joseph Tracz 27, who was shot in the Back of the head Back of the neck in the Back and in a leg. In serious condition at mount Sinai Hospital with Mouth Chest and abdominal wounds was patrolman Fred Fulton. Inspector Patrick Gerity said Tracz apparently had been shot while lying on the ground. Police took six persons into custody but Gerity said it was not known if the assailants were among the six. He said a search for suspects was continuing. Gerity said the two officers apparently were getting out of their car when they were shot at about 2 . Shots were fired through the Windshield of the police car and neither officer police car and neither officer had time to return fire police said. Gerity said Fulton was Able to get Back into the car and Call for help. Gerity said investigators had been unable to question Fulton the Driver of the police car. He i said a Motorist who witnessed i the shootings provided police j Wilt a details. Tracz would have completed his first year on the Force oct. 17. Fulton is a three year Veteran of the Force. Campus unrest society s fault Washington a a presidential task forces Multi edged fault finding for Campus violence has been greeted with much of the indifference and i cynicism the panel indicated is 1 reflected in student unrest. The weekend report by the presidents commission on i Campus unrest Laid a pall of blame across much of society a i the student terrorist the author i Ity who shoots needlessly the teacher who tolerates disruption the College administrator who forfeits discipline. And the Federal government not Only for what it does or does no to do but what it says. The report was submitted after a three month study. The commission headed by former Pennsylvania gov. William Scranton a Republican called on All of society to unite against the pressures that set off the mobs bombings and even killings at universities Anc colleges Over the past year. But it was to president Nixon that the panel and Scranton ii particular looked for a solution a Only the president has the platform and prestige to urge ail americans at once to Stef Back from the Battle lines into which they Are forming a the report said. Whether the president can of will take the moral leadership the nine member task Force called for brought divided thoughts in a Check of campuses and officials. A Nixon appointed this com Mission to pacify the Public no to listen to it a was the reaction from a University of California student John Emshwiller a 20-year-old self described moderate. A slightly More positive reaction but one still tinged with see a scam push Page 2 Rock festival scene subdued Auston Morris who operates a Saddle shop under the Platt hotel grabbed a Hose and that destroyed the old building. Two firemen were hospitalized for smoke inhalation. Helped firemen fight the fire photo by Don Cook enrolment s set for Ada adult study classes enrolment will be held at 7 30 . Tuesday in the adult learning Center at Ada Junior High for evening classes conducted by the Ada school system. Ben Floyd director of adult education said courses to be offered include beginning typing sewing and ceramics As Well As the adult Basic education and High school equivalency classes. The fee classes will get under Way on monday oct. 5, and the Basic education courses will begin on oct. 6. Mclain okla. Apr Jack Hill and Paul Hughes leaned on the wide driveway Gate and barbed wire Fence around the prosperous looking farm and talked bitterly of the Rock festival that Wasny to held. It was the second one called off in the past weekend in Eastern Oklahoma. The first one was stopped by a court injunction Friday in Wagoner county. This one would have been on Hills 326-acre farm where he moved three months ago to raise racing horses and cattle. Hill and Hughes who operates a drive in stand in Tulsa called it off Early sunday morning after what they termed hours of a Pharras sment by officers who put up blockades and stopped people driving to the farm. A the police frightened us out of it a Hill said. A they allow passage for my friends. I think they overstepped their about 50 persons a Estimar ranged from 33 to 70 a Gathe de at the farm beginning Satu Day night. There was one ban Hughes said but no music a Ever played. Hills farm which he has a quire on a lease Purchase a is is nestled in the Hills just a of this Little Muskogee count Community. Mclain is about Miles Southeast of Muskogee off . 64. Hill and Hughes got Ogeth accidentally. Hughes had tried to Spons it the Wagoner county festival the was blocked by a court Orde it would have been held in mountainous area just East the Tulsa county line but of cers argued in court and to that the site would have presented health and traffic a Ards. Hughes said bitterly he i served with the notice too quickly to get an attorney and a see a Rock festival Page

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