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Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - September 24, 1970, Oakland, California Tribune 97th no. 267 a responsible metropolitan newspaper thursday september 24, 1970 daily a month j million members of the California Highway patrol embittered by the legislature s failure to override gov. Ronald Reagan s veto of their pay raise Bill today threatened to join their fellow officers in the Modesto area who have called a work slowdown. A Bay area cup officer who asked to remain Anonymous said there is a possibility the slowdown could spread throughout the state As a protest. War s pain a palestinian girl right screams in pain As her Mother left lies in Shock aboard a red Gross mercy flight from Amman to palestinians near defeat Hussein regaining Contro million fire loss Aid asked by Ernie Cox Tribune staff writer damage to 55 Homes in tuesday s calamitous Berke 1 a Oak Ane Hills fire was placed Between and Mil lion today As the Oakland City Council sent an urgent Appeal for state and Federal help. Oakland fire chief James Sweeney or. Said a Block by Block Survey of some 200 charged acres showed 37 Homes destroyed and 18 dam aged extensively. The City Council voted today to Appeal to gov. Ronald Rea Gan to declare the devastated Hill area a state disaster several victims of the fire appealed to the Council for of help that can be provided. The Council also decided to ask the governor to ask presi Dent Nixon to place a Federal disaster area designation on the stricken neighbourhood. This action it was said might free Federal funds to Aid the fire victims. Neighbourhood As a state disaster area would Clear the Way for special legislation enabling the county tax assessor to give special consideration for property tax Relief through reassessment of the proper ties. City manager Jerome Keith Ley told the Council that assemblyman Don Mulford a Oakland and state sen. Lewis f. Sherman a Oakland plan to introduce legislation giving authorization for the assessor to pro vide local tax Relief. Keithley said also he is set Ting up a special City task see Back Page col. 1 the slowdown amounts to a refusal by patrolmen to Issue citations. However the offi cers Are continuing to perform other duties such As aiding motorists in distress and helping at the scene of accidents. The Modesto area officers said today that the slowdown is the Only Avenue open to us to obtain More supervisory inspector Gil Stokes in Sacramento said such a slowdown is illegal and that cup officials would take positive action against any patrolman found to be involved in a there s no Way a slow Down would said Stokes who is executive assistant to the Deputy commissioner of the cup. It would just turn the Public and the legislature against the at Issue is a Cut by Reagan in the 5 per cent pay raise voted by the legislature. Rea Gan reduced the raise to 3 per cent. Attempts to restore the other 2 per cent failed this wee in the legislature. The cup claims it ranks 47th among state Law enforce ment agencies in pay but number one in the number of officers killed in the line of Stokes said he Felt the patrol deserves the raise but the Money is not available. He added that the patrol is in the est position it has Ever been in to obtain comparable pay with other police Dorces and not that legislature approved resolutions yesterday establishing committees t o study the cup pay Structure. The organization which lob Bis for the patrol the califor Nia association of Highway patrolmen is on record against strikes. A member of the group staff Joseph Richardson said the association is not sanctioning any Type of slow Down sick in any Type of see Back Page col. 7 hotel Chain tries to sell . Loan by Bill Martin Tribune staff writer the Hyatt hotel Chain is trying to sell a ?4 . Department of Commerce loan granted to help build a major hotel in downtown Oak land. Mayor John h. Reading said yesterday that the hotel firm is attempting to sell the loan to the new Developer of the City Center project. At first they asked for and i blew my Reading said. They later came Down to and i think that s where it stands the Federal department s economic development Agency made the loan to Hyatt Sev eral years ago to help finance the project on the premise it would help create jobs in Oak land. The Chain later pulled out and is now negotiating with the Grubb Ellis co., Oakland realtors and develop ment firm for the Transfer of the loan. Reading was asked for a comment after Hal Ellis president of the development firm gave a Progress report to the Oakland redevelop ment Agency and mentioned that negotiations for the loan Transfer were going on with Hyatt. He and other members of the. Firm told the Agency that Holiday inns now plans to build a hotel in the project. Ellis did not state whether Holiday s interest depends on the loan s Transfer to it. But Reading questioned later said he understands holi Day wants to build the hotel with or without the loan. He said the economic development Agency made the see Back Page col. 8 Humboldt Forest fire rages on a spreading Forest fire has burned about acres of Timber and Brush about 11 Miles Northwest of Gar Bervie in Humboldt county. The wind whipped fire has raged through the dry Forest in the Clark Buttes area since . Tuesday. More than 400 men including some 300 convicts from nearby forestry Camps battled to contain 50 per cent of the which Means half of the fire s perimeter was not spreading while the rest was burning out of control. Seven Tanker bombers flew 20 sorties Over the conflagration yesterday dumping Gallons of fire retarding chemicals according to Rich Ard Dresser fire information officer for the state division of forestry. No injuries have been re see Back Page col. 7 victims return to lost Homes by John Miller Tribune staff writer the 11 Homes on Devon Way High up in the Oakland Hills commanded a breathtaking View of san Francisco Bay be Low. The View is still there but nine of the 11 Homes Are gone consumed by the inferno that raged through the Oak land Berkeley Hills tuesday. Some Devon Way residents returned to the tragic Hilltop scene yesterday shaking their Heads in disbelief. There was Little if anything to Salvage. Crumbling chimneys and charred water lines stood like surrealistic sculpture. Or. Frederick Reif 43, pro Fessor of physics at the University of California and his wife Laura 31, a pm. D. Candidate in medical sociology at the . Medical school surveyed the ruins of their 009 Multi level Home. We were married last de Cember and moved into our Home in january. It was our first Home. It was everything we wanted and we just finished furnishing it throughout in danish said mrs. Reif. I did t have time to save anything not even our car. I Tell. The House in my Reif said he had no desire to rebuild on the site at 7028 Devon Way where their Mem or. And mrs. Frad trek roof married last Doc Tabor stand on Tho Doad coals of their first Home . Rejects red peace initiative by Raymond Lawrence foreign Newt analyst the United states rejected the communists revised peace initiative at the Viet Nam conference in Paris to Day. But at the same time ambassador David Bruce chief . Negotiator maintained at least one reservation to the rejection. In the first formal reply to last week s proposals of mme. Nguyen Thi Binh of the Viet Cong Bruce d e c 1 a r e d the United states will not impose any government on the people of South mme. Binh had demanded replacement of the present Saigon leaders in return for a cease fire against american troops and negotiations on prisoners of War. In last week s initiative the Viet Cong also demanded a . Commitment to withdraw unilaterally from Vietnam by next june 30. Apparently leaving the Way open for More negotiation on this major Point Bruce today affirmed that the United states continues to favor withdrawal of All outside is the North vietnamese As Well As the americans. On the military Point Bruce noted your Call for the withdrawal of . Forces by a specific Date does not in prac tical terms differ markedly from your previous Call for see Back Page col. 3 Luna 16 returns with Moon soil Moscow a the soviet Union s Luna 16 Moon probe returned to Earth today carrying the first samples of Moon soil Ever gathered by an unmanned spacecraft the soviet news Agency Tass reported. Helicopter borne search teams recovered the capsule and its cargo on a windswept steeps Brushfield in soviet Kazakhstan about mites Southeast of Moscow and 50 Miles Southeast of the kazakh town of . Tass said the Craft parachuted to Earth six minutes later than expected. The Moon material will be turned Over to the soviet Academy of sciences for analysis. The soil was gathered Sun Day from the sea of Fertility a heretofore unexplored area of the Moon s surface. Egypt tries americans again for cease fire Beirut Lebanon a palestinian resistance was re ported collapsing in Northern Jordan today before a Jorda Nian army attack and King Hussein appeared to be re gaining control of the entire country. As fighting continued a new move to get a cease fire was launched from Egypt. Two captured palestinian leaders released by Jordan flew from Cairo to Damascus to try to get Yser Arafat the guerrilla chieftain to accept the cease fire they worked out with the King. A four Man Arab peace mis Sion returned to Amman from Cairo and met with Hussein in an attempt to get the fighting stopped. The Mission headed by Gen. Jaafar Al Numajiri president of Sudan flew to Amman first tuesday and re turned to Cairo yesterday with freed guerrilla leaders. Israeli observers 10 Miles West of the fighting in the North said jordanian troops broke the resistance of the guerrillas with heavy artillery barrages at Irbid Jordan s second largest City 50 Miles North of Amman. After the artillery barrage lifted army units began pursuing the guerrillas they said. The israelis also said invaders from Syria reported routed yesterday withdrew to Dera in Southern Syria Leav ing behind 25 destroyed tanks. Amman radio said guerrillas had surrendered but it did not say whether they gave up in the North or in All parts of Jordan. Officials reports from am Man reaching the British for eign office in London said Hussein s forces have won Back virtual control of the whole country after a week of bloody fighting. Before the f i g h t i n g died Down in Amman jordanian troops opened artillery and heavy machine gun fire on Arab guerrilla strongholds in Jebel web Deh District. A vast pall of smoke Hung Over am Man from a fire that burned throughout the night in the heart of the capital. The two palestinian leaders who flew to Damascus were among captured guerrilla chiefs freed so they could accompany Arab peace Mission Back to Cairo yesterday. Arafat head of the Al Fatah guerrillas and the Palestine liberation organization rejected the cease fire yester Day calling it a trick. He was last reported in Jordan but sources in Cairo said he was expected to meet the two palestinians in Damascus the syrian capital. Abou avid Arafat s Deputy in Al Fatah who helped to work out a peace plan and the cease fire with Hussein also flew to Cairo with the peace Mission. He had been Cap tured earlier this week but was released. The Cairo Dis Patch did not name him As see Back Page col. 5 rail walkout delayed 2 weeks Washington a a threatened strike that could shut Down the nation s rail roads has been postponed two weeks to give negotiators More time to Settle a dispute Over elimination of firemen s jobs. The postponement worked out by the railroads and the United transportation Union was announced Early today after negotiations continued past . Strike dead line. The parties agreed to continue negotiations for a period not to exceed two weeks in an Endeavor to resolve the Long standing firemen s said Secretary of labor James d. Hodgson. Land safely in Beirut compiled from a and Dpi the United states and Brit Ain today began evacuating their nationals from the War torn City of Amman Jordan in flights delayed at Amman Airport by rocket and mortar fire. Sporadic firing was heard in the City but the Road to the Airport was Clear. The first plan Load of americans arrived in Beirut aboard Coronado con Vair 990 chattered from the lebanese Middle East airlines with less than 100 persons aboard mostly women and children. Maj. Richard Alt of fort Wayne ind., an embassy at tache in Amman said they were mor Taring around the Airport at Amman when we took off. We could t see where the fire was coming from but heard Lana Mardi daughter of a jordanian civil servant said we were loaded on the plane and then rocket filing started. They took us All off and sheltered us until it died Down. Then we went aboard the plane capable of seat ing 112 passengers was less than Ball full because Only a Small number of people were Able to make it to the inter Continental hotel in Amman pack no Tor the groups refugees reported. Akbar Khaleeli Indian charge d affairs in Jordan said there was no firing along the Way from the hotel to the Airport. The group was escorted by jordanian army jeeps mounting heavy machine guns. But almost As soon As we arrived there the mortar shells began to land he continued. Others reported the mortars seemed to be coming from a Range of Low Hills East of the main runway. There was also machine gun fire they said. The plane was on the ground for about 35 minutes see Back Page col. I Hussein s Premier disappears Cairo up Jordan s military prime minister Brig. Mohammad Daoud has re signed and is missing from the Nile Hilton hotel Here where he was attending a meeting of Arab leaders the Middle East news Agency re Portet tonight. The Agency said Brig. Mohammad Daoud head of the military government in Dan is missing from the Hil ton hotel according to sources in the hotel manage ment. The management said a copy of a letter addressed by him to King Hussein announcing his resignation was found in his the Agency said the hotel management notified the government of Daoud s disappearance. It said in the letter declared he was submitting his resignation to open the Way for the setting up of a civilian National government that would work for Jordan s National Daoud was to Cairo to rep resent Jordan at the Arab Summit conference. But so far he had not conferred with any of the Arab leaders. The libyan news Agency reported yesterday he edly requested a meeting with libyan Premier col. Moi mar Al khad Afy but bad try refused. Men a said a copy of Daoud s resignation letter wis delivered to the jordanian ambassador in Cairo or. A Xem

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