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Argus (Newspaper) - September 23, 1970, Fremont, California The weather fair through tomorrow except for Patchy Low cloudiness night and morning. High today and tomorrow to the 80s Low tonight in the 50s. Northwest winds 10 20 Miles per hour this afternoon. In California supporters of gov. Ronald Reagan de feat Jess Unruh in an Assembly fight Over higher pay for Highway patrolmen while a Republican senator bitterly As sails the governor for vetoing a school Bill. Page 26. Sheriffs deputies ordered two men into the bar where newsman Ruben Sala Zar was killed moments before the fatal teargas projectile was fired witnesses testify in los Angeles. Page 20. President Charles j. Hitch of the University of California says an Exchange of viewpoints is needed urgently Between us and the Public but predicts a More orderly and productive period than last year for the University. Page 20. Police arrested Charles Manson and 26 members of his family a week after the Tate murders on Auto theft charges but released them 72 hours later. Page 8. In the nation the House ways and Means com Mittee approves the government s plan to hire air marshals and also approves higher air user taxes to pay for the an Tih jacking Force. Page 18. Uncle Sam is like Many americans making around s150 a week he has a Bunch of friends owing him Money some enemies also and some debts he would do himself a favor just to forget. Page 26. Sen. George Murphy endorses presi Dent Nixon s proposal to permit Fri agents to investigate bombing without permission of local authorities. Page 19. Negro spokesman testifies there was a 15 per cent under count of Blacks in the 1970 census and they asked an immediate recount now not five years or ten years from Page 19. A Senate passed Bill to pay Alaska natives billion for their land is Side tracked in the House into what appears to be a Blind Alley. Page 28. Federal aviation administrator John h. Shaffer says the hijacking of air planes has created the most critical moment in the history of civilian aviation. Page 18. United Auto workers president Leonard Woodcock restates the Law s demand for a 61.5 cents an hour pay boost in the first year of a new contract with strike bound general motors corp. He warns the Union is not going to sound Retreat and says this is going to be one hell of a Long Page 8. Astronaut Frank Borman who once told Congress of his triumphal trip around the Moon tells a rare joint ses Sion that All he found in his 14-nation at tempt to free . Prisoners of War was american anguish and human pages. Vice president Spiro t. Agnew Calls a member of the Federal communications commission a puddle minded Liberal of the Type encouraging the nation s youth to use drugs Agnew coming to Memphis in a series of fund raising speeches in the South also attacks sen. Albert Gore. In a speech in Louisville ky., the vice presi Dent does not refer to the acc official by name but makes Clear he Means Nicholas Johnson appointed in 1966 by former president Lyndon b. Johnson. President Nixon decides to resume shipment to Greece of heavy military equipment which has been withheld since a military Junta seized Power in april 1967, the state department announces. A spokesman Robert j. Mcclosky says the resumption of such shipments will enhance the ability of the greek forces to carry out their responsibilities in defense of the nato area and thus contribute importantly to the cohesion and strength of the Southern flank of a leftist group announces Black pan ther information minister Eldridge Clea has agreed to give a speaking tour of West Germany in november. Page 28. Llie inside Story a Gus vol. X. No. Iso Fremont Newark co Titornio we Dondoy september 23, 1970 32 pages 10 cents arson a possibility Oakland fire destroys 30 Homes Oakland Calif. At least 30 Homes were destroyed tuesday when an apparently Man made fire sent sheets of flame up to 200 feet High roaring across an expensive suburb in the Brush covered Oakland Berke Ley Hills. Newark tent one pumper truck with men and pm stall charged Union Fremont negotiations Between management and la Bor resumed yesterday at the general my ors division Plant but striking workers said the company was stalling until National talks involve the Assembly plants. See related Story Page John p. Herrera shop com Mittee chairman of United Auto workers local 1364, said that the session the first since the strike was called last week lasted from 10 . To . But that no major issues were he said pm bar gainers have decided o Dis cuss issues at the manufacturing plants before ering the Assembly plants. They Are wailing until it s their turn to be told what to said Herrera. They like to pretend that hey have in Cal Aulon my but they have to wait for their instruct the talks aver some 237 local demands and a risk ances will resume at to . Today and will last throughout the week. Herrera yesterday said he knew robing reports that a Southern Pacific rail Road employee was threatened by picketers at the Plant Early yesterday when a train arrived o unload its cargo. Felice said the Railroad pm p Joye who apparently was ral physically attacked was to have made a police report Buas of last night he had the Union this week sent out a bulletin the its members instructing them on How of apply for welfare and feed Stamps for the duration of the strike. The bulletin lists the applicable stae Laws and says each worker must apply at v u movie guide j4 i sports ims u to log 4 want ads jm1 10-11 women inti s Washington up president Nixon called a meeting of the National Security Council for wednesday to consider the next step in the intensive but so far unproductive . Diplomatic Effort to persuade syrian forces to withdraw from Jordan. Despite soviet help in relay ing a u. S. Message of con Cern to the Damascus govern ment the White House said tuesday it had no information that Syria was heeding Washington s urgent request to pull Back. Niton his face lined with fatigue was quoted by one White House visitor As say ing the american people do not have the heart to go into another the 82nd airborne division was in an advanced stale of readiness at it. Bragg n.c., a spokesman said and it nearby Pope air Force base trucks artillery piece and recoil leu rifles t were being assembled for possible loading on giant Chi Jet transport planes. An undisclosed number of paratroopers were on Alert at it. Bragg. They could be air borne within two hours after any Pentagon order to assist in a Middle East evacuation. Air Force source said ci30 transports at seven . Bases were awaiting orders to rendezvous at Pope. By Jim Wilson Fremont the City Council refused to designate the Cabrillo drive Access to Decoto Road As a permanent Roadway last night despite Strong pressure from the Resi dents of the area. The Council voted 3 to i to keep the Access open Only until construction of the Dum Barton freeway 5 to 10 years from now. Mayor Gene Rhodes was the Lone Dis Senter. Mrs. Gloria Carr president of Cabrillo citizens inc., led the opposition to future Clos ing of the Street. She presented a petition signed by 602 residents of the area which she claimed was obtained in five Days urging the Council to make a decision on the problem which has Hung fire for the past five year. The effect of the coun True triggers blackout a Pine tree was the cause of a 4j-minute Power blackout that affected most of the Washington township area yesterday according to a spokesman for Pacific Gas and electric com Pany. The tree located at Omar and Curtly streets came in Contact at with a Volt line that supplies Power from the Newark station. The tree caught fire and was of its Baric As if it had been hit by lightning. The resulting Eipl Oslon made an 11-Inch Hole in the ground at the Bast of the tree. Most Power was restored by and was completely restored at liw to Fremont and parts erf Newark and Union City official i Oil s action was to reaffirm action taken in 1965 which allowed temporary Access from Cabrillo to Decoto until it would be necessary to close it because of freeway construction. The present City agreement with the state division of highways is to close Cabrillo and to turn it into a cume the freeway is built. Residents of the area have launched several appeals to change the freeway agree ment and designate it As a permanent Access under the future freeway. After two hours of listening to pros and cons councilman William Van doom made the motion to accept the planning commission s recommendation which was to close the Access sometime in the future with the provision that another Street Ardo Street be opened. Councilman Geoffrey steel said he could t measure the number of votes for and against the opening of Cabrillo. It b a much More com plex question than that he said. T steel pointed to the Hardin up a number of people living near the Access As a much More serious consideration at thai Lime. A num Ber of people spoke against making the acres permanent Back Page Section col. White House is prepared to preserve the interests of the United states in the current Middle East the state department said Nixon was emphasizing Diplo Matic rather than military Means to solve the crisis. The department s official spokes Man Robert Mccloskey said is. Officials were appealing to the soviet Union to bring pressure on Syria to get its armed forces out of Jordan. We Are looking to the so Viet Union to persuade the syrians to withdraw their Mccloskey said. The most significant diplomatic Effort is the approach to the soviet Moscow was virtually silent on the crisis. The government newspaper published a Brief item tuesday saying that the United states was looking for a pretext to intervene in Jor Dan. Izvestia appealed to both palestinians and jordanians to Stop fighting. Israeli sources said Hussein had ordered two brigades of armoured troops into North West Jordan for a counter attack at Irbid Jordan s Sec Ond largest City which fell to syrian supported guerrillas monday. Back Page of Lection col. I some residents escaped with Only the clothes on their Back. Alameda county judge Lionel Wilson rushed in and out of his Home with boxes of Legal papers. Residents sprayed their roofs and Trees frantically with Garden hoses until police loudspeakers warned them to flee. World War ii Type bombers swept a few feet Over the housetops pour ing chemical extinguisher on the flames. The red Cross opened four emergency evacuation Cen ters in Oakland Berkeley and the University of California. No deaths there were no deaths. A fireman suffered a heart at tack and was hospitalized and a woman was overcome by smoke. A technician was rescued by helicopter from the transmitting Tower of Ber Keley radio station Kupsa which was knocked off the air for several hours. At least five arrests were made for looting before the ashes were Cool. Three youths were caught carrying off a television set rings watches wallets and a passport. Two juveniles were picked up in another part of the fire area. Police said the possibility of arson was under investigation. Mysterious men Oakland police said two residents telephoned reports that mysterious men in White helmets were seen near the fire and three oth ers All smaller that broke out nearby and were also con trolled. A fire fighting helicopter Pilot reported three helmeted motorcyclists every time the helicopter approached to put out a one of the smaller fires. Four Hundred firemen and 85 fire trucks were summoned from Oakland Berkeley san Francisco and communities 30 Miles away. Students from the University of California and Long haired hippies from Berkeley joined in with picks hoes and shovels. Wonderful youths i Don t know where those Young men and women came from but they re said a housewife surveying her Home saved from the flames by a group of Long haired Young people beating at the smoking Brush with their jackets. I be sort of taken a dim View of them but they were sure Here today when we were in a a fireman said of the Berkeley Street they were dragging hoses holding Down least three times when i yelled for help they came running in the of time. They came out of newsmen sometimes flee ing As Trees burst into flame saw House after House reduced to soldering rubble. The Only thing standing at one site was a Flagstone Chim Ney. Next to it a Man and woman worked frantically spraying Down their roof. In the smoking Brush near by Long haired Young people used rakes hoes axes and even their jackets to beat out the flames. Police trucks ranged Over a four Square mile area warn ing residents to get out. Planes flying a few feet Over the ground poured berate on the names. Reported appearance by Unruh proves untrue Fremont Lually published reports not in the argut that democratic gubernatorial candidate jets Unruh wat to appear at the general motors Assembly division Plant yesterday Wert completely an Unruh Campaign spokesman said yesterday. Bill Thomas Public relations official for Unruh s Northern California office in san Francisco said an appearance by in rvs at the strike bound pm Plant was never on the Tinera i had several Calls on that but there were never any plans for Tuch an he said. Unruh has been in Sacra mento All Day for the governor s veto the published account said the former speaker of the As. Sembly was to talk to strikers at . And attributed this announcement to a spokesman from Unruh s san Francisco Campaign countered Thomas whoever such a statement certainly was t very several peons showed up near the United Auto workers Hall Only to find i few pickets sweltering under the hot Sun. Asked one picket. We never heard anything abet

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