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Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - September 24, 1970, Oakland, California 12f phone by try Williams hitting a new 1iot spot in the Oakland Hills yesterday was a Grumman Tbs based at Santa Rosa million damage victims estimate in fire continued from Page 1 Force to help the fire victims. A special Telephone umber will be provided for fire Vic Tims to Call the City for help. The phone number will be announced As soon As it is Avail Able Keithley said. Sweeney said the estimate of the value of Homes destroyed was dam Ages to the 18 partially burned Homes he said amounted to his estimates did not include contents of the Homes. The insurance information Institute in san Francisco said total insured losses including contents would be close to ?3 million. Small fires sparked by soldering hot spots from tuesday s Blaze continued to plague firemen yesterday and today. Oakland police were still patrolling the area around the clock and barricades were set up to keep unauthorized per sons from entering the strike area. Deputy police chief George Hart said Public Utility vehicles and emergency equip ment were being permitted to enter the area As were Resi dents upon showing proper identification. Sweeney said the cause of tuesday s holocaust was under intensive investigation. He said the Blaze was Man made either through careless Ness or the possibility of arson also was mentioned by Deputy state forester Howard e. Moore. We have reason to believe it was i n c e n a r said Moore but he did not elaborate. He said Man caused fires in California Are 40 per cent higher than Normal this year. Moore said powder dry conditions have created extreme fire hazards in the state s Brush and Timber lands a condition which will continue until the Winter Rains Start. Tuesday s fire described As the worst in the area since the Berkeley fire of 1923, injured 15 persons including 13 fire men. None was seriously injured. During the several hours of fighting tuesday s Blaze Sweeney said 116 pieces of oui ment were used including 35 from Oakland. In addition to 20 Pisces of equipment sent by the state division of forestry and five pieces from san Francisco which were stationed in Oak land fire houses As Back up Protection Mutual Aid came from numerous other fire departments in the Bay area. More they included units from Hayward san Leandro. Fre Mont Napa Fairfield Berke Ley Orinda the Contra Costa consolidated fire Protection District Moraga. Richmond Emeryville Piedmont Santa Rosa and Alameda. Nearly 400 men including 200 from the Oakland fire department fought the Blaze. Another Hazard land slides when the Rains come Britain reports first cholera Case London minis try of health yesterday announced Britain s first con firmed cholera Case in More than 00 years. It said it was isolated and risk of it spread ing was Remote. Soaked in Pink chemicals and sweat firefighters William Wood Rod Anden was a source of worry today for City Public works director James Mccarty. We Are s o m e w h a t concerned about the effect of fall Rains washing Down the burned Over areas and Possi Bly creating landslide Mccarty said. The department also is concerned about the possibility that debris from the chaired area will Wash Down during the Rains and clog streams and storm drains. Mccarty said the City is planning to take Aerial photo graphs of the area to see if there is anything we can do to prevent serious the Public works depart ment has begun its own sur vey of damage to various facilities such As Street lights Roadway guard rails Street signs and pavement. Yesterday afternoon a four acre grass and Brush fire was extinguished near grizzly Peak Boulevard about three fourths of a mile North of Caldecott Tunnel. Some 30 fire men brought the Blaze under control without damage to structures. There were no in juries. Farther to the South at Canyon a Brush and grass fire sprang up at . To Day on a Hillside just behind the Canyon store. It was brought under control at 6 . By 10 firefight ing units from the Moraga Orinda and Contra Costa consolidated districts. The fire was believed to have been caused by a fire in a Small Structure belonging to a Resi Dent of the area. Victims of tuesday s fire who had homeowners insurance policies probably will be eligible for reimbursement of living expenses while waiting for the construction of their Homes said a spokesman for the insurance information Institute. Most Homeowner s policies provide for such allow ances he said. Some of the Berkeley youth Ful volunteers who scrambled through underbrush to help Battle the Blaze tuesday re ported today they were break ing out with what appeared to be Poison Oak. Jay Silverman 22, of 3036 College ave., Berkeley said he and three of his friends All have been a f f e c t e d. They helped haul fire hoses in the upper fish ranch Road area. Victims of tuesday s disaster were told today by the de Vine National detective Bureau in san Francisco they would be supplied free Home patrol until they Are Able to make arrangements for Stor ing their belongings. In Berkeley the Fidelity savings and loan association of Berkeley announced the owners of burned out Homes will be offered new construction Loans at 7 per cent inter est. The current regular Home loan rates Are from Syz to 9 per cent see ashes of Homes continued from Page 1 10-room contemporary Home once stood among the Tower ing Pines. It s pointless to re he said shaking his head. All those Lovely Trees and Beautiful shrubbery mrs. Reif said the fire destroyed in any irreplaceable personal possessions including her doctoral thesis on which she has been Labouring for two years. I was trying to Complete it the morning of the fire but now i la have to Start All she said As she picked through the rubble looking for something any thing to Salvage. There was nothing Worth saving. Another of the Homes destroyed belonged to or. And mrs. Allan Kaufman of 7041 Devon Way. Kaufman a physics professor at u.c., returned to the devastated scene yes More to try and comprehend what happened than to save anything. He picked up a Small object from beneath a pile of Ash. That s All that s he said showing friends a replica of an etruscan vase. It in t valuable just he did not hesitate when asked if he would rebuild on the Sile. Of course we will. We be been Here since 1958 and recently completed an addition to the House. We love it Here. Well build it just the Way it was meanwhile the Kaufman Are staying with friends in Danville. Of the 11 Homes on the Street Only two were spared. One of them belonged Coe business representative for the Butcher s Union. He was at work when the fire broke out and his wife was on her Way Home from a shop Ping trip. My wife saw smoke com ing from the top of the Hill just above our he said. She managed to reach the House and get out with the car and the dog and that s Coe said he arrived on the scene at about 2 . Almost every House was on fire or gone and i figured mine was gone he said. When i saw it still standing there i just bawled like baby. How could i be so Arab guerrilla Colla cwt med Tom Page 1 one of the two to see Arafat. It mentioned Only one Abou Gharib. Replying to an urgent Mes Sage from Arab leaders in Cairo about reports of More fighting near Iriki Hussein said they were absolutely the icing s message was addressed to Numajiri and his four Man Arab mediation team. All efforts since your visit have been directed at liquidating the causes of the Hussein said. I have Given strict orders to All units and All commanders to cease fir ing and abide by the cease fire guerrilla broadcasts from Baghdad said the guerrillas still controlled Irbid and ram tha 10 Miles to the East Al though they conceded some of their forces made a tactical correspondents who arrived in Beirut from Amman said they do not believe the army will follow the cease fire agree ment to the letter because it is Bent on destroying the guerrillas. With the slight improve ments in the capital the red Cross stepped up efforts to care for the wounded. Jordanian authorities said there were no More than casualties but guerrilla ers and others say they Are at least 10 times As High. Although the King s forces were gradually reasserting control a communique from Arafat broadcast in Damascus urged All commandos to fight on keep your fingers on the triggers and hold fast to your he said the jordanian Mili tary regime is now trying to lure you into laying Down arms but the people of pales big Oil spill from pipeline Valenza a a rup tured pipeline dumped about Gallons of crude Oil yesterday some of it on a fair Way at Valencia Golf course. Seven Miles of the buried line Between the rupture and an emergency shut off valve drained Mobil Oil co. Officials said. Most of the Oil flowed into a Culvert draining into the Santa Clara River. Los Angeles county firemen said they were Able to catch most of the Oil at hastily built dams and pump it into trucks. The 155-mile line from Taft to Torrance is expected to be Back in operation today King Hussein shows piece of a rocket it exploded near his Palace at hotel firm tries . Loan Sale Cut Tori firm Par 1 loan in the name of Hyatt but that it expires dec. 1. Reading said that to Speed the project along Grubb 4 Ellis is negotiating with Hyatt for the Transfer. Redevelopment Agency members yesterday indicated displeasure Over the idea that Hyatt might profit Over the Transfer. Ellis also told the Agency that his firm has a firm commitment from Wells Fargo Bank to occupy Square feet of an office Tower in the project. He said the Bank would use the space As a regional headquarters., he said five other firms also have indicated interest in locating offices in the Complex. Ellis said his firm will re quire an affirmative action policy aimed at creating minority race representation in both the building of the project and the firms which occupy it. We As the developers Are making it very very Clear that we Are imposing severe requirements on affirmative he Tom the Agency. Grubb Ellis took Over As the project s Developer recently when the Dillingham corp. Bowed out. The City Council next tues Day will consider a commit ment to Grubb Ellis that it will erect garage facilities for the project. The City made a similar commitment to dil Lingham. Tine will this time set the most glorious example of resistance in history. We shall never an International red Cross Mission returned to Jerusalem from Amman with permission from the jordanian govern ment to begin a Transfer of wounded and medical supplies across the Jordan River. The Mission which left ear Lier in the Day said that Arab doctors medical supplies and food from israeli occupied Jordan will be allowed entry into the East Bank of the Jor Dan. Arrangements also were made for the Transfer of wounded from Jordan to hospitals in the West Bank and is Rael. Israel has offered Hospi Tal facilities to civilians women children and aged men wounded in Jordan. In Geneva or. A. Barakat a Palestine red Crescent offi Cial said the 54 hostages from three hijacked Western airliners Are somewhere in Jordan under the Protection of the palestinian red he did not say what the condition of the passengers and crewmen were but he said they were exposed to the same War dangers As the among the hos tages held by Palestine guerrillas Are 38 americans. Promotion ban asked Boston a Massachusetts druggists were urged yesterday by association to halt All promo Tion advertising and Sale of cigarettes. Blaze raging in Humboldt county Timber continued from Page 1 ported and there has been no damage to Homes in the area Dresser said. The major losses Are in aesthetics recreational land and Young Trees planted to replace Cut Tim he said. Contrary to earlier reports no Redwood Trees have been destroyed and there was no immediate danger to hum Boldt state Park which is about five Miles from the Blaze. Our main problem now is the wind the terrain and the dry said Dresser. We have forecasts of Gusty winds and the Hilly terrain makes the fire spread he said the fire fighters Hope to Stop the southward spread of the Blaze at Blue slide Creek where we be had most of our trouble As the fire slopped Over the if we can t Stop it there it will probably Burn another Dresser said. A spokesman at the division of forestry s Santa Rosa Headquarters said they expected the fire to Burn for at least another Day but it de pends mostly on the the Humboldt county Sher Iff s office was ready to evac uate any Homes in the area if the need arose. A f to a i. A m t 11 v Luk f v j v of a a off a v t jordanian tanks on line at a rugged and undisclosed Point near the Border of . Turns Down Hanoi s revised peace initiative continued from Page 1 the withdrawal of our forces within six months. Have you made Clear what you mean by your state ment that the question of vietnamese armed forces in South Vietnam shall be re solved by the vietnamese we continue to favor withdrawal of All outside on the Viet Cong s political proposals Bruce said the position of the United states on the Issue of a Politi Cal settlement is Clear the United states will not impose any government on the people of South Vietnam. The ques Tion is one for the South vietnamese to work out among Bruce also challenged the North vietnamese to take to insure that . Prisoners be identified Well treated and that the sick and wounded be repatriated. The earlier presentations of the Viet Cong and North Viet Nam contained nothing new but after the session the com m u n i s t negotiators reacted sharply. Mme. Binh said Bruce s response was quite negative and altogether disappoint Hanoi s Xuan Thuy indicating he did not take Bruce s re Marks As final disclosed he had asked the american Dele Gate to reflect again on our declaration in Hopes of having a serious response and now for a comment no one Ever though that mme. Binh s initiative last week opened the Way for sub Stantial Progress in Paris but there were indications that the Viet Cong was willing to talk in somewhat less Belliger ent terms about withdrawal. What ambassador Bruce is doing is to say that this is pos sible but any withdrawal must include the North vietnamese As Well As the americans which ought to be elementary in any kind of diplomacy even asian communist All of which leaves the Viet Nam conference just where it started with the dubious exception a continuing dialogue. 3 2 americans flee Amman reach Beirut continued from Page 1 and there was firing All the said one passenger. Officials Here said a prelim Inary count of the refugees showed there were 12 Ameri can embassy staff members 20 other american nationals seven britons seven chinese three lebanese and nine Indi ans. K h a 1 e e 1 i said he had a very hard time evacuating members of his staff from the embassy about five blocks from the hotel. I almost died twice he told newsmen. The soldiers and the guerrillas were firing on either Side of the traffic Circle near the two other plants took britons to Cyprus. Cup begins slowdown after pay boost continued front Page 1 withdrawal of any Public serv ices. Slowdown leaders said they do not envision a strike. The spokesman said there is a possibility of other types of slow Downs such As discontinuing Aid to stranded motorists re fusing to determine responsibility in no injury accidents and while Clearing the injured from Accident scenes refusing to investigate the accidents. Only two Modesto officers Are writing tickets today the spokesman said and one of those is a hot Pencil who accounted for 10 of the 26 tickets written so far this week by Modesto normally he said about 80 citations a Day Are written by Modesto patrol officers. Officers met with capt. R. M. Hartman commander of the Modesto office at the end of a squad meeting last night. The spokesman said a secret ballot was taken and 31 of 91 present voted for the slow Down. The spokesman said a Tele phone canvass of officers m other areas was made mow ing an organization meeting of about 20 officers. The group called itself the Central Valley association of California Highway patrolmen and the spokesman said they Hope to split from the califor Nia association of Highway patrolmen which heed was dominated by manage ment types

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