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24 Oct 1970

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24 Oct 1970

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Bakersfield Californian (Newspaper) - October 24, 1970, Bakersfield, California San Juan Tex. Up a a Pilot a opposed to the maternal ism of organized religion deliberately dived his rented air plane in the shrine of san Juan Catholic Church Friday raining flaming rubble Down on 130 children priests and nuns. The Pilot died in the crash. A i thought it was the end of the world a said sister Mary Patrici a i saw this duster coming lower and lower. It appeared to Drift toward the Church and the school. At the last minute it dived into the Church. It s a Miracle none of the children was sixty priests celebrating mass and 70 school children and their teachers in an adjoining cafeteria ran out of the flaming building and were not injured. The Pilot s body still strapped in his seat was found in a charred second floor restroom above the cafeteria. Police identified the Pilot As Francis b. Alexander. 52, of san Juan a teacher and flight instructor and father of four children. Ile radioed a warning to Mcallen International Airport 27 minutes before the crash. A the crash was a symbolic gesture a said a Man who would identify himself Only As alexanders next door neighbor. A the was very opposed to the materialism of organized religion. It Wasny to aimed at the Catholic Church per be but just at All organized religion and the Catholic Church just happened to be the biggest. A the could t live in a world where things were not like he thought they ought to be a the Friend said. Alexander c Rashed into the Church precisely at noon Charles Wardroup chief of the control Tower at Mcallen said the Pilot radioed at 11 33 . Cd advising fire departments to evacuate All methodist and Catholic churches from Weslaco to Mission and from Hidalgo to Edinburg in the lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. A we queried the Pilot As to Why the churches should be evacuated a Wardroup said. A the said due to a serious police said there were too Many churches across heavily Catholic South Texas to notify them All. See crash Page 8 the weather temperature Wick yesterday it l new teds a expected Ryffe today it expected hid tem Arr new 4 expected High tem Are is Sunrise it . Shaset t it . Rainfall total to Date Trace sea sea Normal .34 Isabella dam reserved 159.h9 acre feet Kern River flew la in of aet Het partly Clead today. Clear Taal pm Aad unday. Licht wind Reeler teat it my Seaway. Pie 3ktkef$fieu californian vol 84 >2.50 monthly delivered bake ship California saturday pct. 24, 1970 three sections 26 cages no. 85 Bern production a Alasad Yate Tyml Tsmmy a a a a a Anam data afrikaner bundies permits a a Pep Alawaw Telephone h5-�a� Rara Canty Beard of Trade flaw i Sec my class peat ape paid la Bahan Field. California. A abutted daily by the Bakersfield Caliper asian at or Eya Street. Seed fens sit Chance of address the . Ria 44. Bakersfield. Calif rals Rwy. Armed Blacks attack Illinois police station John Linley Frazier 24, stands in Santa Cruz c county jail with his captors following his arraignment on five counts of murder in Hie slayings of or. Victor Ohta three members of his family and his medical Secretary. From left Deputy Rodney Sanford Frazier and Deputy Bradley Arbsland. A wire photo devotee of occult held in 5 deaths Cairo Iii. A the air police station was assaulted twice Friday night and once Early today by armed. Uniformed Blacks. Mayor Albert a Pete Quot Thomas and police said two injuries were reported. A teen age employee of a supermarket near the police station was struck in the Elbow by what was thought to be a stray Bullet a Man identified by the police As John Garrett suffered a head wound police said he was treated at a Hospital and sent Home. Thomas said he was in the police station when it was attacked about 8 15 . By �?o18 or 20 Blacks dressed in army fatigues and armed with rifles. A shots hit right under the window of the chief s office one Bullet shattered the Glass front door of the station a Thomas said. The chiefs office is to the left of the main Entrance of the police station. Behind the front door is an expanse of Armor plate installed to protect from sniper fire the police dispatcher and other officers using the squad room the police station has been the target of gunfire a number of times in recent months. Police said the station was attacked again about 9 15 . And a third time at about 2 15 a in. While the police station was being attacked the first time Thomas said fires were reported in two grocer a stores on the same Block in the area of the ail Black Pyramid courts housing project. The mayor said several callers reported the fires to both the police and fire department and said a when Are you going to Send in the pigs a firemen did not respond to alarms and both stores Weie destroyed. A i put in a request for More state troopers Thomas said and added a they promised More Cairo an economically depressed and steadily declining Community at the Southern tip of Illinois has been hit numerous times in the last two years by sniping arson and violence. Early wednesday t h e veterans of foreign wars Hall located near the projects was burned to the ground by a fire attributed to arson. Damage was estimated at $60,000. Later wednesday a Man was reported stabbed at the scene of the fire. That night police and other observers reported that hundreds of rounds of Small arms fire were discharged during several hours. Police returned fire but no injuries were reported. Santa Cruz up a bearded shaggy haired Auto Mechanic who turned to ecology and the occult after taking mescaline was held without bail today in the slaying of five persons. John Linley Frazier. 24. Was sleeping in a ramshackle Cabin less than one mile from or Victor m Ohta s $300,000 Hilltop Home scene of the massacre when he was arrested by two sheriffs deputies Friday morning there was evidence Frazier also had spent wednesday night in the Cabin. A it is almost As though he wanted to be arrested a commented one police official. The Cabin was placed under surveillance after Frazier was identified As the prime suspect thursday. Ohta. A wealthy Eye surgeon his wife two sons and a Secretary were killed monday. Less than two hours Atter Frazier was led handcuffed from the Cabin the Ohta s were buried following a funeral mass at holy Cross Church attended by 800 persons in his Sermon the Rev. Snubbed indians give envoy alarm flock new Delhi if a a member of India s parliament presented an alarm clock to . Ambassador Kenneth Keating today to help him Wake up on time. Keating overslept tuesday and failed to show up at the Airport to say Goodby to prime minister Indira Gandhi on her departure to new York for the 25th anniversary sessions of the United nations. M. L. Sondhi a member of the right Wing Jana Singh party. Presented the clock to Galen Stone Deputy chief of the . Embassy with a letter saying it was a a personal contribution to save the situation from deteriorating further and to do a Good deed in the spirit of scriptural injunctions a a unfortunately a he added the clock a is out of repair but i Ani sure that will be no problem to you knowing As i do the excellent mechanical engineering knowledge of your country which enables it to Supply lethal weapons and equipment to India s Long time adversary. Pakistan. The clock is a musical one that plays the anniversary Waltz. An embassy spokesman said it will be Given to Charity. National children return Home Mexico . Lite two roman Catholic parents regained custody of six of their children from court ordered Foster Homes Friday while their lawyer said he would seek repeal of new Yorkus mandatory school attendance Law. Oswego county family Conn judge Donald k. Comstock had ordered the children of or. And mrs. Gerald Grace taken from them monday because they had been kept Home from school on what the parents claimed were religions grounds. He riled the five girls and a boy Ages 7 to 15. Could be taught at Home for a test period. State la nabbed drugs seized san Francisco a to Federal narcotics agents conducted joint raids in two California cities Friday arresting la persons and seizing what they termed the largest Cache of hallucinogenic drugs Ever. Wholesale value of the drug so Ltd. Pop phencyclidine hydrochloride and others was estimated at and retail value if Soh on the streets at $3 million. The raids in Berkeley and Santa Monica halted operations whose wholesaling had spread As far away As England said a special agent. Scully told mourners a if this age. This 1970. Has one catchword. It is hostility. A this is such an affluent Rich sophisticated society yet in it we sense such a Shab Biness. Fashions Parade the pleasures of sex. Stereos fill our ears and to tries to amuse and entertain us. Yet ail is Shab Biness a Ohta s daughter. Taura. 18, and Lark. 15. Attended the services. Hie girls Only surviving members of the family had been away at school when the killings took place the bodies of Ohta. His wife two sons and Secretary were found by firemen in the mansion swimming Pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean tuesday morning. They had been bound with Ohta s silk scarves and shot to death. No Money jewelry or other valuables were missing from the mansion which had been set on fire. This fact along with recovery of a typed note on the Windshield of Ohta s Rolls Boyce led investigators to believe that the Mohtas and mrs. Dorothy Cadwallader. 38, the doctors Secretary were the nation s first victims of an ecology murderer the killer who fled in mrs. Ohta s station Wagon signed the note with the names of four characters of medieval Fortune telling cards and declared world War Iii on persons who a misuse the environment. The station Wagon partially burned was found in a nearby Railroad Tunnel wednesday. Frazier wearing leg Irons and Blue jail denims pleaded innocent in Superior court to five counts of murder. During the five minute appearance. Frazier nodded his head and said a a yes in a Low voice when asked if he understood his rights. Public defender James Jackson had entered the innocent pleas for him. District attorney Peter a. Chang or. Credited a tremendous help from the hundreds of hippies who live around Santa Cruz in the investigation and capture. A some hippies came to our investigators after they heard about the Tarot note and said it sounded like Frazier said Chang. He said some of the hippie informants would testify when the Case is brought before the Santa Cruz county grand jury on tuesday. Reader Index Pac a business and finance 25 3 Church 3 i classified 19 3 comics to 2 editorials _____16 2 features _____17 2 metropolitan Section 9 2 Ann Landers la 2 of 25 3 radio 7 i Heaters 7 i television 7 i sports _____12 2 vital statistics. 24 3 Bakersfield police detective Jim Steen in the Check ered shirt stands next to a Hole in the floor of commercial business machines store at 631 Chester Avenue which was ripped by an explosion Early this morning. The explosion Felt at least a Block away occurred about 2 15 . A Cali Oman photo Chester a venue firm bombed Bakersfield police continued to sift through debris today searching for clues to an Early morning explosion which ripped through a business machine company at 631 Chester Avenue. Detectives were investigating the possible bombing a police broadcast was put out for a former company for a former company employee. Police said Only that they wanted to question the Man. There were no injuries reported in the explosion which caused an estimated $25,000 to $35,000 loss to equipment and severe structural damage. Police said a passing Motorist reported at 2 25 . An explosion at the commercial business machines store. Officers said investigation disclosed the blast originated near a service counter near the Center of the building see blast Page 8 us. Proposal in us peaceful contest held Remote Washington a a Veteran Diplomat s Crisp remark summed up what Many believe today about prospects for president Nixon s bid for peaceful .-soviet Competition to improve world conditions. Paul Henri Spaak of Belgium president of the United nations general Assembly s first session in 1946, was asked if Nixon s Appeal to the Kremlin delivered in a . Speech Friday a is Likely to Lead to anything. A not immediately and not Here a Spaak said. A a it a a Long Hie top Moscow representative at the . S 25th anniversary session foreign minister Andrei a. Gromyko was strictly noncommittal. A i want to study it thoroughly a Gromyko said of Nixon a speech. He added a we Are still firmly for Nixon himself clearly did not expect any speedy development wiping out what he portrayed As the Post world War ii pattern of big Powers jockeying for maximum advantage in every situation. He said the deep .-soviet differences have caused much of the world so and the . S a most grievous troubles and improved relations Between the two superpowers Are needed to Lay a base for global peace. But a a series of actions is what would accomplish this he said rather than a a superficial shift in the apparent mood or a better personal relationships Between the Heads of our Nixon said the nuclear superstate should abandon a the old patterns of Power politics for a new Road. He added a i invite the leaders of the soviet Union to join us in taking that new Road to join in a peaceful Competition not in the accumulation of arms but in the dissemination of Progress not in the building of missiles but in waging a winning War against hunger and disease and human misery in our own countries and around the Globe a let us compete i n elevating the human spirit in fostering respect for Law among nations and in promoting the works of the president cited four incentives for Washington and Moscow to curb their differences the danger of nuclear Exchange the huge arms Burden the potential economic gain from expanding .-soviet Trade and pressing economic and social needs of others around the world. He dwelt Only briefly on specific current crises. He called on the big two Powers to work for peace in the Mideast rather than risk nuclear confrontation. On Vietnam he said a let us agree to a cease fire and negotiate a for the 127-nation ., Nixon endorsed eight endeavours ranging from foreign Aid to population control. Among them was an Appeal to the world body to press for Observance of the Geneva codes on prisoners of War. The United states says Hanoi and the Viet Cong Are not living up to the Geneva rules for fair treatment of War prisoners. Nixon received Only routine applause from the standing room Only gathering of foreign dignitaries in the Assembly Hall after he finished his 23-minute televised address but much of the comment afterwards was favourable. Praise came from India s foreign minister from Lesotho s prime minister from the turkish ambassador and from West Germany s . Observer. Comments from israeli and egyptian envoys stressed their rival positions on the Mideast Issue. Nixon will Host a White House dinner tonight for Heads of state attending the . Anniversary ceremonies. Flaming Oil ship left on Shoal Isle of Wight England ii a tugs grounded the flaming wreck of the Oil Tanker Pacific glory on a Shoal in the English Channel today. Her Hull was rent by explosions after a collision with another Tanker Friday night. Part of the Tanker s cargo of 70.000 tons of Oil gushed into the sea and threatened to see pictures Page 8 pollute Channel beaches. A crash prevention program was begun. Lloyds of London Saki there was considerable Oil pollution in the sea. Five sailors were killed in the explosions. Eight More o the Crew of 42 Are missing and feared dead. A search for survivors by six helicopters and 16 Rescue ships was slowed after tugs took the crippled 42,777-ton Tanker in Tow. The liberian registered ship collided with the 46,402-ton Tanker Allegro four Miles from this Island off England s South coast. The Allegro suffered minor damage hundreds of spectators watched from Shore As the Pacific glory was taken in Tow her bows barely above water. Greasy smoke from the wreck could be seen at Portsmouth 25 Miles away. A it was said the tankers dutch Pilot capt. Jan Frudiger. At a Royal Navy Hospital where he was taken with 29 rescued Crew see Tanker Page 8

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