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Argus (Newspaper) - December 21, 1970, Fremont, California Rain off and on through today. De creasing tonight and becoming partly Cloudy with chances of showers on tues Day. Continued cold with a High of 47 Low 36. Southerly winds 15-30 . And Gusty at times. Winds will decrease Mon Day night sunday s High was 50 Low 28. There was Only a Trace of rain. A gunman holds up the manager of the Woolworth store in the Fremont Hub and flees with Page 14. Shoplifters runaways addicts. All Are wards of the Alameda county Proba Tion department juvenile division. Procedures for placing juveniles on pro Bation differs from adult procedures. Page 20. The prolonged and Oft delayed murder trial of Charles Manson and three female co defendants goes into its closing stages today with final arguments due to Start. Page 7. A civil court in Crete Early sunday convicted five californians on hashish smuggling charges and sentenced them to Long prison terms and heavy fines. Page 7. A Minneapolis microbiologist said sunday research among hippies on the is land of Maui has led to a breakthrough in the fight against hepatitis. Page 20. Unionized taxicab Drivers voted yesterday to end a two week strike that had left an estimated new yorkers without taxi service. Page 22. Tied up on disputes ranging from food for the poor to the effect of super sonic flight on All living creatures con Gress will seek today the key to ending one filibuster warding off six More and going Home for the holidays. Page 14. It seems to matter Little that the army has yet to decide if it will try capt. Ernest Medina for the Over All responsibility for the alleged massacre at my Lai the former company com Mander of it. William l. Calley is Al ready on trial. Page 14. Congressional investigators charge that the bankrupt Penn Central Railroad lost nearly million on a Jet taxi subsidiary run by a former air Force general who squandered much of its assets on women and luxurious living. Page 3. The russians have nearly completed a nuclear submarine base on the South coast of Cuba which could cause an East West confrontation similar to the 1962 missile crisis time Magazine reported. Page 3. Rep. Henry s. Reuss d-wis., said sunday he has information to suggest that some detergent manufacturers Are deceiving the Public by printing instructions on labels advising the use of 10 to 12 times the amount needed for a clean Wash. Page 23. Frank Shakespeare director of the . Information Agency said sunday the . Military invasion of Cambodia was traumatic to world opinion. Page 20. George Patrick thinks women should know How to take a hand off you if you Don t want it on you in both Friendly and dangerous situations. So he s teaching them. Page 23. Pope Paul i opened a curtailed Christmas week of activities sunday with an Appeal for peace in the world and an indirect reference to recent uprisings in Spain and Poland. Page 14. The . High commissioner for the Ryukyu islands ordered All american Mil itary units to stand by after rioting okinawan broke through the Gates of an air Force base and set fire to a school a guardhouse and 80 vehicles. Page 22. The Lun Khod Moon robot travelled 369 Yards sunday in its continuing lunar research Mission and parked again in a shallow Crater the Tass news Agency re ported. Page 7. The Argus vol. A no. 239 Fremont Newark California monday december 21, 1970 28 pages 10 cents polish Boss dumped Over riots Warsaw pol ish communist party ousted Wladyslaw Gomulka As its Leader sunday following a week of widespread worker riots in protest against food Price increases. Four of go Mulka s top aides were also dropped from the ruling Polit buro. Gomulka s successor Veter an communist Edward Gie Rek went on Warsaw Tele vision to admit the communist regime s ill considered economic policies and to Call for order and peace throughout the shaken nation. Gierek promised an answer to the nation for the past week a self critical one. But Clear and True admit Ted that the party had lost touch with the country and promised that problems will be he held out an Olive Branch to Poland s intellectuals and roman catholics both often at Odds with Gomulka. Serious illness the polish news Agency Pap said Gomulka 65, re signed As party Leader be cause of a serious it described it As a disturb Ance of the circulatory sys tem causing disturbance to his but Pap hinted strongly at the real reason when it said the Central committee of the party evaluated the situation in the country and adopted in dispensable Gierick s speech also made it Clear that it was Gomulka s his health that ended his career. Observers in Warsaw said there was no doubt that Gomulka was fired. Retained seat chief of state president Marian Spychalski also re signed from the politburo in the sweeping shakeup. Pre Mier Jozef or Yankiewicz retained his seat but it was not known whether he would be Able to stay on at his government Post. Gomulka had been party Leader since october of 1956. Ironically he was restored to Pawer by the bread and Freedom uprising by Poznan workers and had been consid ered at first As the Hope for a More Liberal future for Poland fio Mulka had been stripped of his Post As party chief in 1949 and spent four years in prison because of his alleged sympathies with the go it alone policy of Yugo Slavia s marshal Tito. With Gomulka also went party ideologists Zenon Liszko his old Friend Rys Zard Strzelecki and economic expert Boleslaw Jaszczuk. Jaszczuk was considered the Man directly responsible for economic policy and for the 20-per cent food Price in creases last sunday that triggered the riots. Special session All four lost their seats on the parly s ruling politburo after an emergency session of the Central committee. It had been no secret that the antigovernment riots and other protests had shaken go Mulka s position. But his res ignation announced late Sun Day came with stunning sur prise. Gomulka had scored what Many considered his greatest Triumph earlier in the month the signing in War saw of a treaty with West Germany that recognized Poland s right to territory taken from Germany after world War ii. Clumsy timing but sources said irreparable damage had been Back Page of Section col. 3 numerous fires claim 43 victims the Pioneer hotel fire claimed 29 lives in Tucson Ariz. One of the elderly residents had to be carried Down a ladder. In Ltd Prthu inform haul at least 43 persons died in fires across the country Sun Day the worst killing 29 guests at a Plush Tucson Ariz., hotel. Sixty one other persons were injured and damage estimates passed the half million Dollar Mark. Seven persons including a couple and their three Chil Dren died when fire destroyed their two room Tarpa per Shack in Grafton . Firemen said the Small build ing had burned to the ground by the time they arrived. The cause of the fire was not known. Flames raged unchecked for an hour through the Pio Neer hotel in the heart of the Arizona Winter resort As police and firemen attempted to evacuate the 112 guests from the 200-room building. Another 640 people attending organized functions when the Blaze broke out managed to escape. At least 44 persons were injured in the Tucson Blaze and damage was estimated at More than the cause of the fire was not known. In san Francisco three per sons were killed and five oth ers were injured in a fire that destroyed three buildings in Chinatown. The three alarm Blaze routed dozens of residents. Twelve firemen were injured fighting the fire. A fire destroyed a Ware House and a showcase at the Schaffer Supply division in Springfield 111., but no in juries were reported. Damage was estimated at a Blaze believed caused by a faulty heating unit completely gutted a Washington mch., House killing the owner and his guest. Police said the victim s wife was hospitalized and a child was away visiting a grandparent. One resident of a Chicago apartment building was killed and a second person died of an apparent heart attack Dur ing a fire. Authorities said the fire broke out in a closet at the Entrance of the near North Side apartment pre venting the victim from escaping. No casualties reds hit air base Saigon in Holiday raids Saigon forces marking three Viet Cong holidays sent six rockets crashing into the Danang air base and a . Marine unit to the South of it monday but caused no casualties or damage the . Com Mand said. In Saigon terrorists set off a two Pound explosive charge near a railway Yard about two Miles from the City s Center before Dawn Mon Day. There were no casualties reported in the . Command spokesmen said that shortly after Midnight sunday the Danang air base in the Northern sector of South Vietnam received four communist rocket hits. Holidays ten minutes later two More rockets slammed into the Headquarters of the . 5th Marine regiment 20 Miles South of Danang they said. Spokesmen reported that there were no casualties or damage in either shelling. The shellings and the terrorist blast in Saigon fell in the midst of three Viet Cong holidays which some . Sources say May have been chosen communist commanders As an Occa Sion to step up activity. The three Days Are the 24th anniversary of the Start of the French Indochina War which fell saturday he 10th anniversary of the founding of the Viet Cong s National liberation front which fell sunday and the people s army Day which comes tuesday. Saigon police said about two pounds of int were detonated on a Street adjoining a railway Yard in the predawn blast. There were no casualties but slight damage was reported to nearby buildings they said. Contact South vietnamese spokesmen said that a government Ranger Force sweeping through an area of the Mekong Delta 132 Miles Southwest of Sai gon sunday contacted an unknown size communist Force. Artillery and air strikes were called in and 31 communists were reported killed in the action. The spokesmen said one South vietnamese Ranger was wounded. . Army helicopter gunships found a com munis Force in the Jungle mountains on the East rim of the a Shau Valley sunday and killed 13 in six contacts in the Battle 375 Miles North West of Saigon spokesmen said. Loss the . Command reported the loss of four helicopters and an f4 phantom Jet fighter bomber in the Indochina conflict. Four Ameri cans were killed and at least 21 americans and a vietnamese scout were wounded. The deaths occurred when two oh6 Cayuse observation helicopters were shot Down Satur Day afternoon in Tuyen due province 155 Miles Northeast of Saigon and Binh Duong province 30 Miles Northeast of Saigon. Nineteen americans were injured along with the vietnamese scout when a . Marine ch46 sea Knight helicopter burst into flames and crashed 25 Miles sout hot Danang. Cause of the was unknown. Plane hit two americans were wounded when an oh6 Cayuse was shot Down saturday morning 55 Miles of Danang. The phantom Jet was the 13th shot Down since March in Laos Plain of jars. Military spokes men said Bath crewmen were rescued in Good condition but did not say whether they were injured. The helicopter gunships located communist troops in the open during a two hour period sat urday Afler Noor n an area three Miles North cast of the old crunch air strip of a a Luoi and around the a Valley. All six contacts occurred in a tires mile area spokesmen said. They said the from the 101st air borne division also destroyed four Crew served weapons in the action and captured two individuals weapons. Rain winds forecast through holidays astrology Bridge comics editorial 10 sports 15-17 12 to log 12 10 want ads 23-27 11 woman s news i san Francisco up heavy Rains Snow ant winds lashed Northern California sunday. Forecasts called for the wet cold weather to continue through Christmas. Bui the Rains and winds May decrease monday As a storm Center located mat lieu Oregon coast moves South Ward. The weather Bureau said sunday the Rains should change to scattered showers monday night in Central Cali fornia while the heavy Snow fall in the Northern Mountain areas should decline. The forecast for Chris Mas Day was for scattered show ers with Snow in the mountains. Travel warnings travellers warnings were in effect sunday Over the North Ern mountains and Jim Sierra Nevada As Strong winds Low ered visibility to near Zero in blowing and Drifting Snow. Chains were required for traffic on major highways in the Mountain areas. Gale and Small Craft warn Ings were posted from the Oregon coast southward to half Moon Bay in eluding san Francisco Bay. The cold snap Over most of the state will continue As the Oregon storm brings More cold moist air southward. The weather Bureau predicted highs at Low elevations would he in Iho 40s and 50s monday and tuesday with lows in the 30s and los. The Central part of the nation shivered with subzero temperatures reported in eight states from Montana to Minnesota in the North and As far South As Colorado and Iowa. Nevada also report e d temperatures below Zero. Weather was Cloudy and Damp from the lower Groat lakes to Maine and Light rain or drizzle was falling from Southern Texas to Hie Southern appalachians. California r c s i d e n t s received the Brunt of the week end s Winter. A storm carry ing 1.9 inches of precipitation caused Power blackouts and wind damage to Trees in Sev eral areas and dumped More Snow on maintain areas. Stranded the California Highway patrol estimated persons were stranded along inter state 5, the main North South Highway serving the Inland portion of the state. Three feet of Snow with drifts even higher blocked the Road bringing three Pacific greyhound buses and about 700 other vehicles to a stand still. About 50 motorists were rescued by helicopters others were brought out in four wheel emergency vehicles and some walked out after Snow plows cleared a path. New Gale warnings Ere in effect along the coast of Washington from a Large Low pressure system just off Brit ish Colombia

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