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Star-News (Newspaper) - September 19, 1970, Pasadena, CaliforniaWeather Chi Pete weather Beerfe m Page j sports bulldog dump St. Francis 19-8. Page 8 Pasadena California saturday september 19, 1970 10 cents big estate awarded to sex nurse Sopas mansion owned by Birch after three years of bitter fighting in court mrs. Pearl Choate Birch finally won control Friday of a million estate left to her by her husband California oilman a. Otis Birch. However close observers to this Case in Pasadena claim that very Little of the estate is left. Mrs. Birch had been battling since 1967 with five religious organizations that claimed her 95-Yearrold husband was men tally incompetent when he changed his will to name her sole beneficiary. The organizations were seek reversal of a Dallas pro Bate judge s Rule pm in March 1967 that Birch s Handwritten will prepared shortly before his death was Legal. Hearing in Texas judge a. Roll fair of the 101st civil District court in Dallas dismissed the Case Fri Day when no member or Legal representative of the califor riia based organizations appeared for the1 will hearing. Judge fair s ruling paves the Way for mrs. Birch to gain a Cess to her late husband s estate within the next 30 Days. Mrs. Birch said she already had been granted permission to move into the millionaire s 32 room mansion in South Pasadena in a separate co u . The hear ing that insured Victory for the 63-year-old widow Friday contrasted sharply with the events surrounding her marriage to. Birch and the subsequent changing of his will. Forced wedding the controversy first came to Light in 1966. When mrs. Birch was accused of Kidnap Ping the elderly oilman and forcing him to marry her. Then Birch s private nurse she left California with him in october 1966 and announced they were married in Altus okla., a Short time later. A Breckenridge tex., grand jury refused to indict mrs. Birch after her deaf and Crip pled husband testified. The couple then moved to Dallas and lived in a 70-foot-Long trailer until Birch died on March the court fight began when mrs. Birch attempted to gain approval from probate judge f. W. Bartlett of a new will prepared by her late husband. The original benefactors of the oilman s will the Temple Baptist Church american Bible society american. Tract society american Baptist Home Mission society and. The ministers and missionaries Benefit Board claimed the new will was illegal. Armed with a Battery of a Las attorneys the organizations brought Forth lengthy testimony on mrs. Birch s prior six marriages her conviction for murder in 1947 and the events that led her to become Birch s private nurse. Nixon signs rail strike 60-Day Block Washington a pres ident Nixon signed executive orders Friday blocking a threatened nationwide rail strike for 60 Days. Acting under provisions of the railway labor. Act Nixon created a five member fact finding Board to look into the dispute Between four unions and some 160 rail lines. If settlements Are not arranged at the end of 60 Days the unions would be free to strike unless Congress should enact emergency legis lation in the interim. Vav. A Usery assistant Secre tary of labor told newsmen at the White House the administration had hoped to win Union Industry agreements with out resort to emergency proce dures and that it was with great reluctance that the la Bor department recommended signing of the executive orders. The four unions involved rep resent about rail employees about to per cent of All those employed by the Industry. A wire Holo waiting officers a Toledo Ohio policeman was shot to death Friday touching off a six hour gun Battle Between police and snipers firing from in or near a Black panthers Headquarters. Two persons were wounded and one orrels de on suspicion of murder. Police who searched the Headquarters found nobody but confiscated two rifles and a Shotgun. Weapons for Greece Ohio police to Send in 6-hour More arms gun fight c new York times news service Washington the Nixon administration has decided to resume full Seale arms shipments to Greece lifting restrictions imposed in april 19g7 when the military Junta seized Power in Athens informed sources said Friday. An announcement of the decision will probably be made some time next week the sources said. While no figures were immediately available the move Means that the greek military govern ment will receive tens of millions of dollars Worth of heavy weapons such As tanks armoured person Nel carriers artillery and possibly Jet planes that have been withheld from then under a selective embargo. The decision is expected to create an outcry in the Senate where there has been Strong opposition to resumed arms shipments and in Western eur there is considerable Public enmity to wards the greek dictatorship. The resumption of arms shipments was viewed As a policy Victory for. The defense department which has Beeri pressing Forborne time for an end to the restrictions. The Pentagon has Felt that the greek armed forces should be As Well armed As possible since they Are an element of the North Atlantic treaty organization Alliance and has argued that with holding certain heavy weapons would not persuade the greek Junta to become less authoritarian. The state department has opposed lifting the restrictions because of the reaction it fears in con Gress and Europe. Altadena arrested suspects held in boy abduction nine year old Charles Lee Mckinney was reunited with his parents in Sylmar Friday after allegedly being kidnapped by a gang which included his 15-year-old sister police reported. The girl Ruth Mckinney was arrested thurs Day night following a Chase through the streets of Hollywood which ended when the suspect s car slammed into a parked vehicle at Beechwood and Fountain avenues. Police said two shots were fired at them during the Chase. According to officers the Chase began when they saw the suspects pick up a package from a rubbish can behind the greyhound bus depot at 1409 Vine St., Hollywood. The package reportedly contained and had been left there by mrs. Lucille Mckinney the kidnapped boy s Mother who earlier had received a phone Call at her Home at 14839 Ararat St. Demanding the Ransom. Also arrested at the end of the Chase was 34 year old Kenneth Lee Houston of 172 e. Marathon rd., Altadena. Police later went to a room at the Hollywood Motel where they found the missing boy unharmed and arrested Ralph Laru 18, an unemployed restaurant worker and Paula Maursey 19, an unemployed clerk. Detectives revealed Friday How the boy s father Celotus a tire company employee had Cut up paper the size of Dollar Bills and placed real Money on top of the fake bundles to simulate the it. Louis Biro or. Of foothill detectives said he will seek Kidnap complaints against the three adults and a petition in juvenile court against Ruth Mckinney who reportedly ran away from the Penny Lane school for girls last month. I Siim today smog test flunked the Southern California automobile club reports that of the new cars it has. Inspected one third fail to pass a test for smog emission. Details on Page 3. Bridge. 7 editorial. 11 churches.4-5 sports.8-10 comics.12 television. 7 crossword. 1 theatres. 2 deaths. 18 upbeat.6 phones Pasadena area 796-0311, East. Valley 445-2434 los Angeles 681-4871. Circulation phones open to 7 . News desk phone after hours 681-4874. Sports after hours 681-4873 Toledo Ohio a a White policeman was shot to death at Point Blank Range Fri Day touching off a six hour gun Battle Between police and gun men firing from in and near a Black Panther Headquarters. Two persons were wounded and one arrested on a murder charge. Police searched the Headquarters building after a gunfire and tear Gas attack and found no one. They confiscated two rifles a Shotgun and a Quantity of am munition. A later search. Dis closed a Quantity of dynamite. Five policemen were injured hours when a crowd of Macks went to police Headquarters and demanded release of a prisoner. Six were arrester in that incident. The gun Battle was the nation s second this week Between police and Black militants. A negro youth was. Killed and three Blacks wounded in a clash with police in new Orleans tuesday after attempted fire bombing of a grocery store police said. New Orleans police had stormed the Black Panther Headquarters earlier tuesday and seven persons were wound and in shooting before the occupants were flushed out with tear Gas Toledo patrolman William Miscannon 33, was shot to. Death As he sat in his patrol car near the Toledo Black Panther office. Walter Shaw his negro part Ner said a negro Man got out of a car walked to the squad car and announced hey baby i be got some thing for he then shot Miscannon in the head. Police said sniper shooting from nearby Panther Headquarters began at about the same John Malvin Mcclellan 26, Toledo was arrested near the scene of the gun Battle and charged with Mur Der. Santa Barbara Deputy staff Back at work Santa Barbara a striking Santa Barbara county sheriff s deputies returned to work Friday when the county Board of supervisors voted unanimously to accept a negotiated agreement granting the officers increases in salary and fringe benefits. About 30 deputies backed by Highway patrolmen patrolled the unincorporated areas in the county during the one Day walkout which began thursday afternoon when negotiations with county officials reached an impasse. About 180 of the 210 sworn deputies were on strike. The settlement Calls for a salary increase of 12% per cent effective1 dec. 1, raising the current pay Range of a month to a month. The deputies also received boosts in educational incentive uniform allowance overtime provisions and vacation time. The deputies had struck for a 15 per cent Basic wage increase retroactive to july 21. . Swells forces near Jordan front Hussein gains in Jordan Beirut Lebanon a the Royal army of King Hussein apparently gained the upper hand against Arab guerrillas in Jordan on Friday and reports reaching Beirut said casualties in two Days of fighting mounted into the thousands. Countless civilians were dying in the streets for want of medi Cal Aid these reports said. Presumably they were caught in crossfire. Diplomatic reports described Amman the capital As being effectively under the control of the army although there still was fighting and smoke Bil Lowed Over the City. Some give up the jordanian government radio said 214 guerrillas gave up Amman during the of them during a period in which Field , the military governor ordered Roy Alist troops to cease fire to per Mit surrenders. At the same time Royal army tanks were reported pounding guerrilla strongholds in North Ern Jordan. With the jordanian conflict in its second Washington announced it had ordered More planes and ships into the Mediterranean to beef up forces for possible evacuation of Ameri cans. Units of the 6th Fleet have been in Nean apparently cruising off Lebanon and Syria for the past week. 100 americans there about 400 americans Are in Jordan. Thirty eight of them Are among 54 persons held As Host Ages by marxist guerrillas since last week s hijackings. Britain also has readied air Craft Oil the Mediterranean is land of Cyprus to bring out 160 members of the British comm a nity in Jordan if necessary from Amman in dispatches saying Hussein s bedouin legions seemed to have gained Complete control of the City s Center Long dominated by the palestinian irregulars who demand return of territory that is now Israel. An International red Cross Mission in Amman was reported to have Contact with guerrilla whom they had been tying to. Arrange the release of 54 Hijack Host Ages. There has been no news of the hostages from any source since the fighting began. The Swiss government sent a shortwave radio Appeal to the combatants in Jordan Appeal ing for the safety and release of the hostages. It said they Are in greater danger due to the present the hostages were last reported to have been held in the Wah Dat refugee Camp in a Southeast suburb of Amman. A diplomatic dispatch reported heavy smoke in an area near wahdat apparently the result of an Oil dump being hit by artillery fire. Wire Holo visitor from israeli Premier Golda Meir and president Richard Nixon meet at the White House. After posing briefly for photographers they began discussions on Israel s developing need for More . Aid and on the possibilities of starting Active peace negotiations with Egypt under . Auspices in new York. Crisis in Jordan 1j.s, doubts peace to resume Washington. A the state department said Friday night that Mideast peace talks Are not expected to resume at this time because of the crisis Jordan. Difficulties in the Way of get King the stalled talks going were also underscored by israeli prime minister Golda. Meir Here on a one Day visit. After seeing president Nixon and Secretary of state William p. Rogers mrs. Meir said is Rael would not end her Boycott of the .-proposed Arab Isra Eli peace discussions until Egypt and Russia Roll Back missiles installed in violation of the Mideast truce. Door said still open Rogers feels the door to the talks is still open and we ate continuing every Effort to keep that door open and having the parties go through state department press officer Rob Ert j. The Daylong conferences. However As matter it would be difficult to expect these talks to resume in the Light of the present situation in Jor the spokesman said. Jordan along with Egypt and Israel is a party to the talks under . Auspices which Are supposed to be part of the . Mideast ceasefire plan which began aug. 8. But the jordanian government is embroiled now in fighting with palestinian guerrillas who hold hijacked hostages. Mcclosky declined to say w nether the United states agrees with mrs. Meir that the surface to air rockets Emp laced on the egyptian Side of the ceasefire line must be with drawn before the talks can get under Way. Our objective continues to be to have the negotiations re he said. We Are encouraging both sides to continue observing the the Secretary told the prime minister that we will continue our diplomatic efforts aimed at obtaining rectification of the violations on each Mcclosky said. Mrs. Meir who spent 80 min utes with Nixon at the White House and nearly four hours with Rogers at the state department emerged at the end of the Day with general Praise for her Washington reception. Another plane goes to Cuba Philadelphia a a Young Man who said he carried an explosive hijacked a Boeing 727 to Cuba saturday shortly after the plane landed at Phila Delphia International Airport. Allegheny airlines said that the Pittsburgh to Boston flight took off for Havana with a three Man Crew and four stewardesses at . After the passengers had Beeri let off. The plane was refuelled at Phil Adelphia. John Balderama a Passen Ger said the Man grabbed one of the stewardesses by the neck and took her to the front of the plane just before it landed at Philadelphia for a scheduled Stop. Airlift of yanks possible Washington Cap the United states disclosed Friday that . Sea and air forces close to strife torn Jordan Are being expanded. While denying any plans for military intervention officials were keeping All options open. Units of the Atlantic Fleet were dispatched to the Mediterranean to augment the 6th Fleet already there Pentagon aides said and additional air Force transport capable of launching paratrooper forays positioned on the fringes of the troubled Middle East. No decisions at the White House press Secretary Ronald l. Ziegler said there Are no decisions one Way or the other about . Involvement in the at the same time he asserted that we would be remiss if top policymakers and their advisers did not draft contingency plans for any possible eventuality. We View it As a serious Situa said president Nixon s official spokesman referring to battling Between the jordanian army and palestinian guerrillas and the continued detention by the guerrillas of More than 50 hijacked airline hostages. Safety of americans Ziegler said Nixon s main con Cern As for the safety of Ameri those among the hostages who Are held in Jordan at a location which he reported is not known to the Eri Ca n govern ment. The press Secretary said Nix on is very conscious of the responsibility which he feels he must exercise to protect Ameri can citizens around the Globe. At the Pentagon spokesman Jerry w. Friedheim announced that certain precautionary Steps involving aircraft and elements of the 6th and Atlantic fleets were being taken should a decision be made to evacuate americans from Jordan. There Are some 400 americans in Jor Dan including 38 of the airline hostages. Active role possible earlier the Chicago Sun times had asserted the United states might be prepared to take an Active military role in the jordanian civil War should Syria and Iraq commit their forces against the King Hussein regime and it appeared the Hus Sein government might fall. This account published a few hours after Nixon met in Chica go with top editors of the Sun times and other newspapers there was withdrawn after appearing in the first two editions of Friday morning s Sun times. Questioned about the account Ziegler said Nixon declined to discuss the accuracy of the re port. Claremont gop fund Raiser sen. Murphy lashes at distortion lists by Dirk Weykman staff writer senator George Murphy lashed out Friday night at the distortion lists who create a completely false image of the . I m sick and tired of those who would continue to run Down and find fault with this great nation of Murphy told nearly 500 republicans at a fund raising dinner in Clare Mont applause punctured Mur Phy s speech More than 20 times As he recounted with facts and figures the Progress states has made in social and economic areas. Telling it like it really Murphy declared. He said if those running Down Tjie country would Cut out their costly nonsense Well get the Job done Murphy said when he was Young 90 per cent of the . Citizens lived in substandard housing and earned substandard wages. Today the figure is Down to 10 per cent he maintained. "1 think we be made great Progress. We can be proud of he asserted. Several times during his hour Long speech Murphy de Nied that the . Was a War Monger nation or had imperialist Aims. He declared the Vietnam War is winding Down thanks to the Wisdom and courage of presi Dent Murphy warned that if Israel Ever goes under that entire area will go behind the Iron Curnin and with it will go 80 per cent of the world s Oil during an interview with the Star news prior to his speech. Murphy declared that the Pace of the Economy was picking up. Things were never As bad As some people have been say Murphy said adding that people used to drinking Cream Felt they were being Cut Hack when they had to drink milk. Referring to Campus disrupt ters and revolutionaries Mur Phy said i be run out of Pati ence with he noted that he has proposed facetiously that a Campus be established in the Middle of the desert for those students who want to disrupt College activities. M u r n i y said that jobs would be available if Northrup receives a contract for the International Freedom fighter a plane now in the Pentagon planning stages. If Northrup wins the contract it would pump life into an aerospace Industry already aided by the recent awarding of the by contract to North american. Rep. John Rousselot a san Marino introduced Murphy and described him As a Sena Tor of real Rousselot said Don t let any body Tell you that because he has had a voice problem in the past he is not an effective sen Ator because he Rousselot declared tacking on a slap at the congressional attendance record of rep. John Tunney a Riverside Murphy s oppo nent in the november 3 elec Tion

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