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Bryan Daily Eagle (Newspaper) - September 28, 1970, Bryan, Texas The daily Eagle vol. 95 a no. 73 sine 1876 Bryan College station. Texas monday. September 28. 1970 14 pages la cent California fire disaster areas told 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 this fire covered a greater area than any single fire in the states 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 parts 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 outskirts of Al Cajon and Spring Valley near san Diego. South of san Diego flames approached National City and Chula Vista. William b. Marty director of san Diego county civil defense said 40,000 to 60,000 persons were evacuated from Homes in the county Over the weekend including 6,000 from Alpine late sunday. A state division of forestry spokesman said the san Diego county fire surpassed the 125,00 acre Matil Laja Blaze. Indifference rules in unrest report Washington a a presidential task forces Multi edged fault finding for Campus violence has been greeted with much of the indifference and cynicism the panel indicated is reflected in student unrest. The weekend report by the presidents commission on Campus unrest Laid a pall of blame across much of society a the student terrorist the authority 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 and colleges Over the past year. But it was to president Nixon that the panel and Scranton in particular looked for a solution. A Only the president has the platform and prestige to urge All americans at once to step Back from the Battle lines into which they Are forming a the report said. Whether the president can or 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 commission to pacify the Public not to listen to it a was the reaction from a University of California student John Emshwiller re 20-year-old self described moderate. A slightly More positive reaction but one still tinged with scepticism came from William of Neill professor of american history at the Battle zone like University of Wisconsin. A the commission soundly recommended Steps to isolate the Small hardcore of totally dissatisfied radicals from the infinitely larger number of sym a Nixon greets americans at Airport in Rome Rome apr president Nixon discussed War and peace in the Mediterranean with italian 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 Airport 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 the plane. Nixon followed and addressed them inside. The americans had arrived an hour earlier from Nicosia where they had spent he 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. 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. He later talked with Premier Emilio Colombo who accompanied Nixon on the trip to meet the hostages. Nixon said the hostages were a a 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 reporters briefly on the ramp of the plane that was to take the hostages nonstop Home to new Fork. 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 a with massive Force for fear of hurting them. A a a while we showed great Power we also showed great restraint a Nixon added. American hostages freed faces of these american girls reflect their feeling of Freedom on arriving at Nicosia Cyprus sunday after being released by Arab guerillas. They had been held hostage in Jordan after their Twa Airliner had been hijacked. From left Are Barbara Mensch Scarsdale . Mimi Becher new Yorkus Borough of Brooklyn and Sara Malka North Bergen . A wire photo via Cable from Nicosia new briefs Thiers a of Neill said. A but presidents appoint commissions to satisfy critics not to provide action there was of course much positive reaction. From Dan Evanson a University of Georgia student a if the commissions recommendations Are followed the situation could improve from Clark Kerr the former president of the University of California and now chairman of the Carnegie commission on higher education a i think its easily the Best report on the subject that a been made a with president Nixon in Europe there was no comment on the report from the White House. Similarly vice president Spiro t. Agnew an implied target of some commission criticism said he had yet to give the panels finding a close Reading and would not react until he had done so. But there were indications from both panel members and see indifference Page 2 two resign Birmingham Ala. A the minister and a staff member of the first Baptist Church of Birmingham resigned and 225 members walked out of services sunday following the rejection for membership of a negro woman and her 11-year-old daughter. The walk out culminated a Long dispute among the 1,800 members about opening membership of the Church to the Black killed Cleveland apr 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 tax Austin a the Delegate Assembly of the Texas association of school boards has gone on record favouring a i per cent increase in the state sales tax and also urging the legislature to put a higher ceiling on the $1.50 per $100 and Valorme tax rate. The Assembly composed of 1,100 Texas school boards met Here saturday. At i per cent sales tax increase would raise $208 million during the next grand Junction Colo. A Stanley r. Bond arrested As he attempted to leave for Denver by Airliner was questioned by the Fri today in Hope he would Lead authorities to three other fugitives sought in the machine gun slaying of a policeman during a Bank Holdup in Boston. Bond was captured at this Western Colorado City s Airport after the sheriffs office received an Anonymous tip that he had boarded the to death Brentwood to. A John w. Peters Republican candidate for Congress from Missouri a 2nd District was found shot to death in the Bas Ament of his Campaign Headquarters sunday night. Robert c. Ryan Deputy county medical examiner said Peters 49, apparently shot himself. Peters do strict sales Engineer for the Borg Warner corp., More than doubled the vote total of his nearest rival in the August Saigon a the . Command announced today that american troop strength in Vietnam draped by 1,400 last week to 394,100, the lowest level since dec. 13, 1966. President Nixon a fourth round cutback of 50,000 troops is to be completed by oct. 15, when american strength is to be reduced to 384,000.Cloudy Bryan Collen station area forecast considerable cloudiness in South Cloudy to partly Cloudy in North and Cool tonight and tuesday. Soma Light rain. Tuesday Sunrise 7 18 . Sunset 7 14 . Temperature to noon today Low 56 degrees at 7 . High 79 degrees at 11 40. High sunday. 89 Low 59. Rainfall for the mud 24 hours ending today truce. Total this week Trace total this month 8.18 total this year 14.78. Wind velocity from the be at 15 Miles per hour. Relative humidity 48 per cent. Barometric pressure 29.82 and failing. It it it Bridge. 7 i comics. 6 crosswords. 8 deaths. 2 la editorial. 8 family. 4, 5 d Horoscope. I spot. 7 r sports. Roll Al stocks. 2 television. 7 v want ads. To is a weather elsewhere 2 Spahn ranch fire victim George c. Spahn owner of the movie ranch bearing his name sits amid the debris left by fire that destroyed it saturday. The ranch was the Home of Charles Manson and his followers at the time of the Sharon Tate murders. It was swept by one of the fires ravaging Southern California. A wire photo environmental problems worse Seq Index shows despite recent fanfare environmental problems Are getting worse not better. This is the gloomy assessment o f the National wildlife federation As the result of its second annual National environmental Quality Index in the october november Issue of National wildlife Magazine. The Seq Index Calls the country a worst problem the increase in air pollution. Automobiles Power plants and Industry Are cited As the three major air polluters. The federation says the polluters have helped make lung cancer and emphysema the fastest growing causes of death in the United states. The Seq Index holds industries responsible for 60 per cent of the water pollution cities 25 per cent and agriculture 15 per cent. Enforcement of existing Laws would go a Long Way toward cleaning up the nations Waters according to the federation. With Only 5.7 per cent of the worlds population the Seq Index showed the . Uses 30 per cent of the minerals extracted from the Earth. The Index prophesies that by the end of the Century the nation will have exhausted its known reserves of such vital minerals As uranium Lead Zinc crude Oil and natural Gas. Life is getting tougher for the nations wildlife too according to the Index. During the past year 13 species have been added to the endangered list bringing the total to 102. Although the Quality of living space rates fairly High on the Seq Index the trend is Down. Population problems complicated by More highways More noise pollution and More solid waste make future projections unpleasant the federation believes. Timber resources gained a Little Over 1969 on the Index however the residential order allowing increased cutting May wipe out Small gains the federation says. Soil remains the least damaged resource on the Index but the federation believes the trend is Down. Their figures indicate every year a Hal million acres of productive land is covered with Concrete and other vast areas Are being degraded by chemicals and monoculture. Federation director Thomas l. Kimball warns a the american Public must not let the current volume of political rhetoric mislead to into believing our environmental problems Are being solved. A flowery speeches laced with Good intentions have yet to clean up the first bit of pollution. We must demand performance not a unsafe building owners can plead their cases by Dave Mayes Eagle City editor four Bryan property owners accused of having a a dangerous buildings on their lots will have a Chance to plead their cases when the building standards committee convenes tonight. The panel formed with the March passage of the City a dangerous building ordinance will be meeting for the second time at 7 30 . In the Council room of City Hall. At the committees first hearing on aug. To 16 buildings owned by three citizens were ordered demolished. Tonight the panel chaired by Floyd Temple will pass on structures at these addresses a too s. Main owned by miss Lucy Harrison of 501 e. 28th. -306 w. 20th, owned by . Washington of Houston. -308 w. 20th, owned by will Smith of 005 n. Sims. A Soi n. Sims owned by Joe Marin of 400 n. Sims. Under provisions of the ordinance the vacant properties were inspected two or three months ago by a three Man. Team of fire marshal r. R. J a n a building inspector George Stock and sanitarian Alex Allen. The inspectors found the buildings a dangerous a posted notices on them and informed owners they had 60 Days to either repair or demolish the structures. The time period has elapsed and the building standards committee will decide now whether or not the owners should be made to fix up or tear Down their buildings. An owner May however Appeal to the City commission for a ruling if he acts within five Days. If be is turned Down there he has 30 Days to comply with the ordinance before the City moves in to tear the building Down at the owners expense he May also be convicted of a Misdemeanour and fined from $25 for a first offence up to $100 for each thereafter. But according to Stock things May Seldom Nave to be carried that far Lud gig from Early reaction to the ordinance. He told the Eagle today that 136 structures have been rated As a a dangerous and the 43 of them have already been taken Down or Are in the demolition process. Since Only 96 owners have been notified by mail Stock said he was pleased that results have already been nearly 50 per cent successful. Of the 136, the inspection team has recommended that 99 buildings be demolished and 37 be repaired. There Are at least too More abandoned buildings throughout the City that should be demolished Stock observed. First Bank it trust�?num-1 ber one for a reason

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