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Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - October 2, 1970, Oakland, California Tribune 97th year no. 275 a responsible metropolitan newspaper Friday october 2, 1970 daily a month Airport link downtown with Bart by 1975 by Harre Demoro Tribune staff writer the Bay area rapid transit system can be operating to metropolitan Oakland International Airport in five years and the service would give the East Bay facility a competitive advantage Over san fran Cisco Airport. This is the conclusion today of Kaiser engineers in the preliminary draft of a report to be submitted next wednesday to six East Bay agencies study ing the feasibility of building a transit line to the Airport. Even if Bart is also extended to san Francisco air port Oakland Airport would be As or More convenient to most Bay area Points Accord ing to the report. The Extension would Cost million and engineers recommended a Bart line be tween the Bart coliseum elevated station at 73rd Avenue and san Leandro Street to the Airport with three intermediate stations at the Arena Industrial Park area and old air port. Specially outfitted Bart trains shuttling be tween the coliseum Al station and the Airport. The 80 mile an hour cars identical to those Bart is now buying but with baggage Racks More standing passenger space and capable of negotiating Sharp curves would be scheduled to arrive at the coliseum novel Sta Tion within minutes of regular Bart trains. This would mini Mize waiting time. 3.8-Mfie route mostly on elevated Structure but de pressed in an open ditch near the old Airport because of Low flying aircraft. The route would run West from the Coli Seum Al station through the coliseum Arena parking area and Cross the Nimitz freeway on a Bridge to Hassler Way. At Edgewater drive it would veer South from Hassler Way and Cross both e1 m h u r s t Channel and san Leandro Channel where the two water ways empty into san Leandro Bay. The tracks would swing South then parallel Airport Channel along its Eastern Shore. It is in this area that a truck terminal for air cargo has been proposed. The line would follow the Southern Pacific tracks Between Earhart Road and d o o 1 i 111 e drive South to Hegenberger Road where they would veer West and follow Airport drive to the new Airport. Stations similar but Shorter to those on the Bart system already being built because Long trains Are not required. Although the locations of the stations Are Only suggestions at this Point the one serving the Arena probably would be just South of the building and next to the Nimitz freeway in an area now a parking lot. The Industrial Park Stop called Elmhurst station would Span san Leandro Channel. The old North Airport and nearby hotel Motel development would have a station opposite the hangar area North of the Hil ton hotel. The new Airport station would be on the North West Side of the existing Ter Minal building generally in the area behind the baggage Check in concourse and next to the waiting room restaurant newsstand s t r u c Ture. The coliseum stadium would be served by a covered see Back Page col. 5 big time gambling raid Here Oakland police have knocked Over a posh gambling Casino in a Penthouse atop the California hotel at 3501 san Pablo ave. Which was doing an estimated a week business with cards and Dice games. Five men including an Oak land real estate operator Are charged with conspiracy to commit an unlawful act gambling. One of the suspects Ernest Jackson 32, was charged also with bribery and soliciting an act to. Commit a crime. He is held under bail. Also under arrest is Robert War Ren 31, an alleged conspirator. His bail was set at both said they arc longshore men. Sought on warrants tire my Ron Zimmerman 53, the real estate Man who has offices at 501 15th St. Theodore Ward 27, and Andrew Haynesworth 49. Sgt Elwood Strelo head of the police department s Gam bling detail said the hotel had been under surveillance since last july when an officer looking for narcotics traffic discovered the gambling operation. As the investigation continued Strelo said Jackson got see Back Page col. 1 nude body of women in plastic bag the nude and badly decomposed body of a Young woman has been found in a shallow grave off san Pablo dam Road overlooking san Pablo Reservoir. There was no identification and no indication of the cause of death. Investigators said the body had been there less than a month. They reported the woman appeared to be in her Early 20s, had Reddish Brown hair and was about 5 feet 10 inches tall. An attempt to identify the body from fingerprints and evidence found at the scene including two Check books was being made. Contra Costa county Sher Iff s deputies said the body had been partially stuffed into a Large plastic garbage disposal bag. The discovery was made yesterday by Phillip Romero an employee of the East Bay Sec Back Page col. 1 by Bob Distefano Tribune staff writer wreckers will probably be Gin smashing Down some 20 buildings in downtown Oak land next wednesday to pave the Way for construction of a million East Bay regional hotel shopping mall office Tower Complex. Oakland redevelopment Agency staffers were to con Fer with officials of the . Department of housing and Urban development late to Day to Iron out final details involving the signing of the disposition agreement b e tween the Agency and the Oakland based Developer Grubb Ellis co. Assuming no snags develop today Oakland redevelopment Agency commissioners and staffers will join Oakland mayor John h. Reading and other Community leaders in the City Hall Plaza next wednesday. John Williams executive director of the Agency said yesterday that the Agency will move outdoors during its Reg ular wednesday morning meeting in City Hall to give the proper sendoff to the project which is expected to Lead to the rebirth of the City s Core As a first rank commercial Center. Buildings will first fall in the two blocks bounded by 14th, Clay 13th and Broad Way. Sherman Garland of Oakland has received the con tract for demolition at the Pace of two months per Block. The initial demolition will bypass those structures involved in a Law suit which led to an injunction against the redevelopment a g e n c y for some 11 merchants represented by Oakland attorney Bob Burnstein. Under the injunction the redevelopment Agency must give the court 15 Days notice of intention to have the injunction dissolved. Then the court will deter mine whether the disposition and developmental agreement Are valid. If the court makes the find ing of Validity it can then or Der the immediate eviction of the 11 merchants. The relocation will probably take about a month. Williams said yesterday that he Hopes to have the develop mental agreement signed in wednesday s outdoor Cere monies. Any delay in the signing will in turn delay the Start of demolition he stressed. The building housing the jewel Box operated by Isa Dore Cohen at 1321 washing see Back Page col. 2 bar Bandit kills pal by mistake Al Cerrito an sex convict shot and killed his partner by mistake in an at tempted robbery of o Sulli Van s club at 9968 san Pablo ave. Last night. Police identified the dead Man As Manuel m. Juarez 39, of the Crittenden Center at 2229 Grove St., Oakland a Halfway House for former convicts seeking rehabilitation. Held for investigation of murder and attempted armed robbery is Frank r. Lopez 29, also of the Grove Street address. Wounded in the abortive jobless rate climbs to 5.5% Washington up _ the unemployment rate soared to 5.5 per cent of the National labor Force last month the highest level in nearly seven years the government reported today. The increase of .4 per cent Over August brought the total of jobless americans to 4.3 million. Most of the september increase occurred among men aged 16 to 24. The labor department noted that unemployment usually Falls substantially be tween August and september. After labor Day Many Young people return to school. It was the last government report on the employment picture before the congressional elections. Democrats have been using increasing joblessness As a Campaign Issue. The Nixon administration has conceded that it is a troublesome situation. The jobless rate for men aged 20 to 24 jumped from 8.5 per cent in August to 11 per cent in september the highest it has been since july 1961. The Bureau of labor statistics said non farm employment in september after seasonal adjustment was unchanged at 70.4 million the first time since april it had not. Declined. 20 families flee fire in redwoods Millio n Hail Nixon in Spain a new Forest fire raged out of control among powder dry Redwood. Groves of Humboldt county today close to some of the world s tallest Trees. It forced evacuation of 20 families. There were no injuries re ported As the flames raced wildly through second growth redwoods a scant few Miles East of world famed foun Ders Grove a 347.7 foot Redwood giant and equally awesome Avenue of the the areas however were not believed to be in immediate danger. State forestry officials said there was a a distinct possibility the fire can Burn into the big Groves. Nearby stands of Virgin redwoods include the Fleischmann Grove Mather Sage Van sickle and boiling Groves. The fire is spreading North and South on a line parallel with the famous Groves. A sudden shift in wind direction said officials could Send the flames West toward the old Trees. The Humboldt county Sher Iff s office last night evacuated 20 families from the Weott Myers Flat area As the Wall of flames flared within two Miles East of Weott. State forestry division fire fighters said the Blaze has been prevented from reaching either of the towns but is burning furiously on the North and South perimeters in Tim Ber land of the Georgia Pacific company. Georgia Pacific closed Down its logging operations today to press every available Man into service fighting the Blaze. Nineteen bulldozers were manned last night and fire fighters were looking for 20 More dozers today. Many of the state s regular fire fight ing Crews were still tied up in other Forest fires farther to the South. The . Forest service to Day closed 11 National forests in California because of the fire danger. Affected Are More than 10 million acres in Tahoe Al Dorado stanislaus Oakland Page 17. Victims anger Sierra Inyo Sequoia los padres Angeles san Bernar Dino and Cleveland which constitute All National Forest lands South of interstate 80. Mendocino National Forest West of Willows As Well As the mad River District of six Riv ers National Forest in North Ern California also were closed. National Parks state and county highways and resorts were not affected but Back roads under the control of the Forest service As Well As trails picnic areas and Caine see Back Page col. 2 triumphal procession with Franco Madrid up More than a million spaniards the greatest crowd in his political career welcomed president Nixon today in a tumultuous display of f r i e n d s h i p for America that Nixon called an indispensable pillar for peace in the Mediterranean. The president and Generalissimo Francisco Franco stood Side by Side in an open limousine that carried them through a Canyon of humanity shouting Nixon Franco Nixon Franco on their Way to private policy talks. Bravo Bravo roared the crowd when Nixon seized a Golden key to the City and held it High like a Bull fight hero flaunting the ears of a vanquished Bull. The Middle East crisis european Security and economic issues were on the Agenda As Nixon and Franco the unchallenged strongman of Spain for 34 years conferred for an hour in the late afternoon at the Prado after Nixon flew in from communist Yugoslavia. But the Welcome in the streets of the Century old Capi Tal was easily the emotional highlight so far of Nixon s european tour which winds up in Ireland on monday. Alfredo Sanchez Bella Span ish information minister said the crowd numbered Between 1.3 million and 1.5 million. The . Embassy said the crowd easily passed one Mil lion exceeded the who turned out for president Dwight d. Eisenhower in 1959. It was the largest crowd i be Nixon remarked to aides. It was a very exciting time and it was a very exciting flanked by 100 Silver helmeted horsemen in uni forms of the time of Christo Pher Columbus and carrying Flag tipped lances Nixon and Franco Rode triumphantly for 90 minutes past surging throngs that strained against the locked arms of troops and police. Resplendent in the uniform of Captain general of the army Franco smiled indulgently As Nixon waved and plunged in spite of tight Security into the crowd at one Point to clasp outstretched hands along the 16-mile route. Gen. Franco and president Nixon president greeted at Airport arrival. A Kosygin in vital Egypt conferences by Raymond Lawrence foreign news analyst soviet Premier Kosygin in have been overcome by Emo an apparent bid to determine the new Leader of Egypt conferred in Cairo today with the two top contenders. They Are acting president Al Sadat who was one of the closest friends of the late pres ident Nasser and Aly Sabry former vice president and Premier who has Strong ties with the soviet Union. Sabry s position is outstanding because he is a member of the supreme executive committee of the Arab socialist Union the Only political party. Both Sadat and Sabry suffered heart attacks As Nas ser s funeral was starting yesterday according to the Semi official newspaper Al a ram. They were reported to Tion. Today however govern ment sources told the up. Both had fully and their hearts Are up s diplomatic c o r r e Sponden in London reported the three top soviet leaders who gave Nasser billion in Aid Are strenuously wooing Post Nasser Egypt not Only to protect the investment but because the russians Are fighting for their own survival. In Cairo officials gave no details of the Kosygin discus Sions but Afier the funeral yesterday the soviet Premier full support for see Back Page col. 4 welfare funds again head for deficit disaster see Back Page col. 6 . Plane with 43 aboard missing Taipei Formosa four engine . Air Force transport plane with 43 Pas sengers and crewmen aboard was reported missing about 20 Miles South of Taipei today a spokesman reported. All the passengers aboard the c130 transport plane Are . Air Force personnel the air Force spokesman said but there was no information on where they Are stationed. Bart coliseum station Elmhurst Oak Amdx. Airport Airport station terminal proposed Bart line Between coliseum and Airport would Cost million for 3.3 mile route. By Lloyd Boles Tribune staff writer the new fiscal year is Only two months old and Alameda county s welfare department already is More than in the red. Last year it was million overspent. Why hundreds of factors Are involved including liberalized Federal and state Laws in the past few years which direct local welfare offices to enrol a greater number of persons nebulous by described As fit Ting the poverty the Federal Laws originate in the social Security act and its amendments by the hundreds and Are filtered with a myriad of conflicting interpretations Down to the department of health Educa Tion and welfare where the conflicts Are further distilled for forwarding to the various stale departments of social welfare. There the refine ments Are sifted and sent to the local welfare departments. It s a total said a highly placed welfare official impracticable in operable contradictory rules and regulations which swamp the imagination. And one of the prime results loopholes which place the sophisticated haves on Aid to the Detri ment of the less Wise have not " the county Board of supervisors and welfare director Hrayr Terzian have for years last of a series blamed increasing welfare woes meaning excessive spending on liberalized fed eral and state welfare rear la tons which freeze our but let s face said a welfare official who did t want to be named. Our own House is in disorder some of our own staff defy our directives some of our own social workers beat the Bushes in search of additional clients. Many of our own staff work hand in Glove with the Legal Aid society and other government subsidized Legal organizations in what seems to be a relentless attack on the system. They say it s to protect the rights of recipients. Maybe in the beginning it was. But now it s pure harassment. And what is the result ill Tell you. It s just one Long Harangue after another. Social workers who want to live in with their recipients eligibility workers and social workers and some of their superiors who look the other Way when they place a Friend on Aid sometimes their own colleagues. Special funds being appropriated by workers ostensibly to give Relief for their poverty stricken clients but in some cases being kicked Back to the workers. And with All our turmoil and distrust of one another and our anti War agitation some workers take half Days off their vacations to March in peace vigils others just walk out where does this leave Many recipients confused that s what. And without the wholehearted service they need without adequate family budget plan Ning and pitifully without the sophistication to test the Verity of a worker who tells them the establishment is to blame for All their ills. As Fai As fiscal said the official who is in a position to know you might say we watch the taxpayers Money like a Hawk. You might say that. But we spend tens of millions of dollars a year. Of someone else s Money. From a pot that s always full. What do you the official explained that his criticisms were not an indictment of our entire staff. The great majority Are Sensi Tive dedicated highly trained professionals whose sincere efforts for the most part go the Paradox of a nation at once snared in a recession and a spiralling resultant widespread unemployment contributes to the bulge in the Relief Rolls. And then there s the. United states supreme court. It has jumped foursquare into the scene with one landmark Deci see Back col. 5

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