Argus in Fremont, California
2 Sep 1973

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2 Sep 1973

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Argus (Newspaper) - September 02, 1973, Fremont, CaliforniaThe vol. Xiii no. 128 a consolidation of the n Fremont Newark september 2, 1973 90 pages 20 cents routine not All adventure for this f private Eye Yeric Craime can you believe that i just spent a Day with a real live private detective and he did t get snot at or punched in the jaw the whole i i me and what if hold you this Guy did t make love to his Secretary drank nothing stronger than Coffee and did t have a wad of Bills in his pocket probably think i was crazy since you be read All about private eyes in paperback mystery books and you see them All the time on to and you know they re a pretty unusual Bunch of Guys. This one though he s different. His name is Clyde Queen he s 42 years old lives in fre Montand has a state License to prove he s a private investigator. While driving around South county in his Blue Pontiac not getting shot at not getting propositioned by lawyer s receptionists avoid ing bars and dives of All descriptions Queen had some confessions to nuke. He confessed that he s happily married has five kids has never shot at the .3frcaliber snub nose revolver that rides on his hip has been threatened a few. Limes but never beaten up and that his hobbies ire fishing and serving As a part time Recruiter for the coast guard. I say he actually Queen is proud that he s a family Man and that he operates within the Law. He even claims that most private investigators he never uses terms like private Eye or Shamus it s always private in him. To and mystery writers have distorted his profession beyond recognition he maintains. Maybe you re willing to believe that and no resignation hotel Blaze fatal to 35 in Denmark Quin has an id. Cam tit of a Kal Mcvate if maybe you re not. Either Way Here s what happened to him monday the Day he took me around to show me what the life of a private Eye is really like. Queen came by the review to pick me up at 8 . He was wearing a Brown jacket Brown tie and patterned Slacks and looked like anybody else who lives in South county and buys his clothes at Sears or Grodins. Our first Stop was for Coffee although he did t appear hungover. He mumbled a pleasantry when the waitress showed up but she did t hear him. He had to repeat it. Never happen in Mickey Spillane i thought to myself. He pointed the Pontiac towards Oakland and told me one of his specialities is finding runaway teen agers. He gets Between 10 and 20 missing teen Ager cases a year and he s found All but two of the kids he was hired to find since he became a private Eye or investigator one of the two was a girl whose parents told him to quit looking after they Learned she was married. The other also a girl spent two months on the Road and came Back voluntarily the first thing to do in tracing a runaway is to establish his motive for leaving. Queen confided. Once you do that the rest is All Down Hill. He has discovered that most runaways leave because they think their parents Don t Iove them. Running away forces mom and pop to pay attention. Since the teen Ager Hopes his parents will try to find him. He leaves clues to make it easier. One boy left a hand drawn Road map Noti a buddy who produced it when questioned by Queen. The map led to another California City. Own notified authorities there and a police officer picked up the teen Ager on the Street. The runaway said his parents were always Giring him Money but weren t showing much in him otherwise. Queen explained this to. The parents and they started talking to their son and doing things with him. He has t runaway again. Another runaway motive is what Queen Calls experimentation and this Means the teen Ager s friends have been bragging about their exploits As runaways so he decides to become one Himsel f. Girl who wanted to emulate her friends ran away to Fresno where Queen spotted her on a Street Corner. No sleuthing was required. She had relatives in Fresno so Queen guessed she would go there. Firing Bur. Day together Queen parked the courthouse in Oakland and spent five minutes thumbing through the Bulky ledgers that Index criminal cases in Superior court. Queen had been hired by an employer to run a background Check on a Job applicant. The ledgers revealed the Man had no Superior court convictions in the county. Spends a lot of time tediously study ing court records City directories and other the private eyes on to never seem to engage in. Suu Queen says he loves investigative work and would t be Happy doing something less challenging. Turn to 4, col i Copenhagen up Denmark s worst hotel Blaze in a generation gutted the 19th Century scribed As a fire fore Dawn saturday killing at least 36 persons including 19 americans. Another 20 guests were still missing police said. Police refused to identify the victims until their rela Tives were notified. Many of the victims were burned so badly it was difficult to identify them. I police said 17 persons were hospitalized for Burns smoke poisoning or injuries received when they leaped from win Dows in panic. Only 13 of the hotel s so registered guests escaped unscathed. Officials said it was the worst hotel fire in Den Mark since world War ii. An unidentified family of four americans perished de spite the father s efforts to save his wife and two Chil Dren by putting them in a Bathtub filled with cold water. The father was found lying across the tub Over the bodies of his family police said. The danish fire brigade said officials had been warned repeatedly that the 75 year old hotel was a Hazard because it lacked elementary fire prevention equipment. The hotel was a fire trap and we have several times warned danish authorities about this As Well As other hotels in the old fashioned style Here in Jan an Izobel. Chief of the Copenhagen fire brigade told up. They have no fire alarms no Iron doors no sprinkler water pumps and no sufficient emergency police managed to identify 15 victims by late saturday and set about the task of Dis covering their relatives. In addition to the 19 americans police said the victims included one belgian two italians four austrians one Singapore National two japanese two dutchmen one Canadian one mexican two brazilians and one irishman. One of the survivors. Jules Fine of Honolulu said he was glad he spent the extra Money for a room with a Bath. All rooms Baths were in the front of the building. Fine an assistant inspector with the . Department of agriculture said. I think the reason we were so Lucky was that we had a room with a Bath which is in he front of the hotel. The people in the Back weren t so Lucky. Lie and his wife fled the thick smoke to a Balcony. Closing the Krench doors be Hind them. All above us on the fourth and fifth floors it was absolute lie said. 1 e could linear people screaming for help shout i think most of them at Liat Point were suffocating rather than he said. The fines were lowered to safety on a ladder. A fire officer said the fire broke out about . La apparently started on the main staircase Between the second and third floors. The cause was no immediately determined. Little cooler fair weather it forecast through monday but it should tart getting a Little cooler monday afternoon. Low temperatures sunday will by in the Soi while the highs Sun Day and labor pay will be in upper 80s. Winds will be 10 to 20 Miles per hour with gets to 30 . Deer sunday and becoming monday afternoon. Argus Topes editorial Home Section movie guide obituaries sports tiny times want ads 3 32 19-21 17 2 t2-17 33-34 22-31 women s news 10-11 Nixon talks with Agnew Washington up president Nixon and vice president spire t. Agnew reviewed Agnew s Legal and political troubles for two hours saturday and reportedly there was no talk of the Rice president resigning. They re really pulling an Agnew Ai de said. At the vice president s request he and Nix on met alone at the while House for the first time since Agnew personally informed Nixon nearly a month ago he was under Federal investigation in connection with an alleged kick Back scheme involving Maryland contractors. Afterwards the White House described it As a thorough discussion and a Good an Agnew spokesman said it was a very very satisfactory meeting in which they re viewed the Way the vice president and his lawyers were handling the affair. The vice president brought the president up to Date on current matters involving him White House Deputy press Secretary . Warren said it was a Good ses Nixon and the vice president met alone Agnew s request in the president s Oval of fice starting at ., about nine hours after Nixon returned from a 12-Day working vacation at san Clemente Calif. Warren re fused to give any details of their discussion saying it was a private there was no discussion of Agnew resign Warren said nor was there any review of constitutional questions about Agnew s Legal status As vice president while under criminal investigation Agnew s press spokesman Marsh Thomson confirmed Warren s remarks and said they had a very very satisfactory meeting Ogeth Thomson said there was nothing of a major special nature to the other sources said Agnew who has see i his lawyers for each of the past two or three Days reviewed Legal strategy with Nixon although Thomson denied it. Thomson did say the two discussed the Way it is being handled by rim Agnew and his it was the first face to face meeting Between Nixon and Agnew since aug. 7, the Day before Agnew went on nationwide television to deny allegations he had received kickbacks from government contractors i n Maryland. Agnew disclosed then that he was under fed eral investigation for possible violation of tax. Extortion bribery and conspiracy Laws and declared he would remain in office and fight to prove his i innocence. There have been published reports recently notably a time Magazine article that us. Attorney George Beall might be ready to present evidence involving Agnew to a Federal grand jury in Baltimore. Attorney general Elliot l. Richardson who was spending the labor Day weekend at Cape cod. Mass. Has said he will make the ultimate decision whether the government seeks an indictment Agins Agnew. Asked whether Nixon was supporting a new. Thomson said they re pulling Ogeth after his conference with Agnew Nixon met alone with his senior Domestic advisers Counselor Melvin r. Laird and n. Harlow and White House chief of staff Al expander m. Haig. That discussion presumably dealt with the political repercussions of the Agnew investigation As Well As the administration s legislative plans when Congress returns next tuesday. Afterwards. Nixon headed for a weekend at Camp Dave md., with his family and two saturday night dinner guests Mamie Eisen Hower and c. G. Bebe Rebozo of key Bis Cayne fla., a close Nixon Friend and confidant. Thomson said Agnew was his same Calm buoyant self when he appeared at his office in the executive office building adjacent to the White House at 9 . Saturday to do some paperwork before he met Nixon. Aborted fetuses memorialized Fremont anti abortionists wearing Black armbands and marching to the beat of a drum paraded from Fremont s Hub shopping Center to the offices of con selves friends of mothers and babies were memorializing babies lost in fre Gressman Don Edwards Al 40979 fre Mont blvd. The marchers calling them Mont through abortions. Placards carried by the marchers criticized abortion and rep. Edwards actions concerning Anli abort Inri Ingi Lalion

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