Independent from Long Beach, California on February 25, 1969 · Page 5
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 5

Long Beach, California
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Tuesday, February 25, 1969
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A-6-INDEPENDENT (AM) PRESS-TELEGRAM (PM) Lw» Btaen, Calll.. TMJ., Frt. «, mi STORM (Continued from Page A-l) a rampaging creek went over its banks. The City of Corona in Riverside County was declared a disaster area after floods and slidos nit off all but one of the town's six points of access and exit. The only way in or out was via the Riverside Freeway north to Kiverside. Corona, although in precarious condition from preceding storms and alerted to the new danger of additional flooding, was caught flatfooted by the latest inundation that struck w i t h tbr swiftness and lnriT (if n lidal wavo. "WE HAD FIVE inches of ruin in the foothills and it seemed to all come down at once." Henry l.eppard, a reporter for the Corona Independent, said Monday night. "Helicopters f r o m El Toro Marine base took people from the tops of their cars. I saw two police cars go down while officers were trying to rescue people trapped in the southwest section of Jown. · "An evacuation station was set up in Civic Cen- .ter, while work crews were sandbagging streets .against water threatening ·more homes. · "At one time, they had ;more than 100 there u n t i l .they started relocating 'with r e l a t i v e s a n d [friends." ! On the Angeles Crest · Highway near Montrose, ; sheriff's rescue teams dug · out five persons buried in cars under eight feet of snow. All were reported ·safe and in good condi- .tion. *' * * * : THESE VICTIMS and ·about 25 others stranded Iby snowdrifts on the high- ·way were taken to the [nearby Newcomb Ranch. West Los Angeles police 'put out. a call for volunteers to staff an emergency sandbag station as moving earth closed highways in the area and threatened homes. Several residences in Hollywood's Laurel Canyon area were reported in danger of collapse. ·'. In Orange County, the [State Division of Forestry and other agencies working on flood-battered areas in Silverado, Laguna and ·Modjeska canyons coordinated efforts in a command post in Silverado Canyon. Elmer Osterman, a supervisor for the State Division of Forestry, said 1wo sick men were brought out of the Silverado Canyon in an ambulance relay. "RESIDENTS able to reach it are using the church in Laguna Canyon as temporary relief headquarters," he said. Orange County rescue crews and the Slate Division of Forestry set up a command post at Irvine Lake station, using mobile communications to keep in radio contact with isolated .crews in the three canyons. .. At least two cabins in Modjeska Canyon have ·gone down hillsides and -one house in Silverado £anyon was reported lost. ·Telephone lines were in- Jact, but the main water ·fine to Silverado Canyon 'was out and there was no drinking water. · Six families in the Ojai Valley "f V e n t u r a County were forced from 'heir homes for the t h i r d time in a month by flood waters. ; About 4,000 students -and teachers left the University of California Irvine Campus after classes were cancelled when all roads but one into the campus . were closed due to flood- ·jng '· A two-story apanment -building at Mallard Street · near Collins Avenue, in [ t h e city of Orange, were · evacuated when Santiago /Creek threatened to leap i t s banks. POWER FAILURES in San Luis Obispo blacked out t r a f f i c lights and caused t r a f f i c jams as liiph winds struck. The . roof was blown off one · home. [ Highway I 0 l was flood- · eel at the south edge of PUEBLO VICT1M ' S PARENTS NAME DACY PRESIDENT NIXON checks sword of commander of Royal Air Force honor guard at London Airport ceremonies Monday night and then poses with British Prime Minister Harold Wilson. --Ap Wireoholos NIXON IN LONDON (Continued from Page A - l ) (Continued from Page A - l ) me not to lie, they knew what it was," said Goldman. "They called in a guard, 'The Bear,' and some officers gave him the word and he hit me in the head and neck and kicked me." "1 would get up and he knocked me down." (he chief eiigineman told the five admirals on the court. "This went on for 25 minutes. I had blood coming from my right ear. My lip was busied open. I just . . . ! just couldn't lake any more so I told them what the sign meant." His hice reddening, Goldman rubbed his forehead nervously and stared at the table before him. * * * :.' IIARVliY leaned forward and said quietly: "Let's Iry another question. Chief, did you over- try an escape plan during the period of detention?" "S'es sir." Goldman said. "What was your plan?" Goldman buried his face in his hands and cried once more. Bucher, a close friend, stared down at a table and bit his lip. The five admirals gazed at the wall and ceiling. "Chief I'll accept your last reply that you did accept an escape plan," Harvey said. The president of the court. Vice Adm. Harold G. Bowen Jr.. t h e n asked. Goldman if lie wanted to make any further comments. "I have n o t h i n g further to add," he murmured. "I'm just proud of what the captain went through with us there and he did bring us back home." It was then that Bucher arose and put an arm around Goldman. The two men walked out of the naval amphitheatre into a hallway together. Tlwught Kidnaped Son Was Dead Charles De Gaulle's proposals for a new alliance. f.. I ::. : THE ILLINOIS Senator forecast an agreement between West German and Soviet officials over Bonn's controversial decision to hold its presidential election in Berlin before Nixon arrives at that former capital. Mansfield said he is especially encouraged by Nixon's pledge to keep NATO allies abreast of any talks with Moscow. "His statement is in keeping with his stated belief in negotiation rather t h a n confrontation," Mansfield said. "I am glad to sec that he intends to lay the necessary groundwork at the ninisterial level before he will agree to any summit meeting . . . "It seems to me he is in a position where lie can discuss w i t h the Soviets possible agreements on some major problems while deferring those that appear insoluble at the time." file President arrived in London toward sundown in mist and near fog. His helicopter trip to Che- quers, 30 miles from downtown London, was canceled and he rode with the prime minister in a motorcade. After drinks, duckling dinner and more talks, Nixon and his party drove to his special suites in Claridge's Hotel in London. * V- * * THREATENED d e m o n - strations by m i l i t a n t anti- Vietnam groups never really m.iterialix.ecl. Several hundred bustled around t h e American Embassy in Grosvenor Square in isolation. Nowhere else along the route were there other than coun'ry villagers raising a mild hand in cheer as they are accus- tomed to do when VIPs are around. The Chequers meeting was the opening round for more talks going on today at. 10 Dowing Street. The President leaves Wednesday morning for Bonn and goes thence lo Berlin, Paris and Rome. The President's repeated assertions of policy could be summed up in almost a single sentence: Step-by- step diplomacy, hand-in- hand with Britain, hand- in-hand with the Western Alliance p a r t n e r s , a n d hopefully h a nd - i n - h a n d w i t h the Soviet Union and anyone else desiring peace round the world. To i l l u s t r a t e how strong he fell about it, Nixon consented to pose for pictures with Prime Minister Wilson at the Chequers residence, turned abruptly into an overnight White House. The p i c t u r e s showed the President and the prime minister standing behind two huge atlas- ds of the world. * ;: n: V THAT TO Nixon and Wilson, was the keystone of their discussions. They did it without public fanfare except for television at the arrival ceremony. Security was paramount and it worked. The President's plane came down at a special area of London airport, almost a half mile from where the public could even approach. The motor cars went over country roads to Chequers, where t h e 1 .ftOO-acre estate crawled w i t h guards. Some of t h e m had dogs as well as puns. The automobiles headed hack lo London with the President and his party shortly before 11 p.m. for a night's sleep in preparation for further talks today. By VINT MADER Staff Writer The hanker-father of a young kidnap victim testified Monday he followed a trail of telephone calls in negotiation payment of $250,000 ransom. Hi- also said be thought his son was already dead. Stanley M. Stalford, board chairman of the Fidelity Bank, also told a six-man, six-woman jury hearing the case against Robert Lee Dacy, 39-year- old ex-convict, he had offered $50.000 to a Los Angeles restaurateur for act- EARLIER Monday boatswain's Mate l.C. Norbert G. . Klepac testified he signed a Communist petition without reading it because he was shocked at the sight of Bucher, fresh from torture by guards. "I could hardly recognize him," said Klepac, 35, of Granger, Tex. He said Bucher told him to sign a petition to President Johnson stating the Pueblo trespassed into North Korean waters. "The shape the captain was in, there wasn't any explanation needed," Klepac said. "He looked like a man who hadn't slept in many days." Knowledge that officers of the intelligence ship falsely confessed violating North Korean waters influenced similar confessions by the crew. Communications Technician l.C. James Lay ton said he broke the code of conduct because he heard taped confessions, from Bucher' and other officers. Layton said he felt the code was made up for "one or two people being captured," not a whole ship and its documents. * * * * LAYTON, 2G, of Binghampton, N.Y., admitted he drew a diagram of the ship's compartments f o r the North Koreans. He said he disclosed nothing important and did it because he had seen what happened to those who resisted. Boatswain's Mate 2.C. Ronald L. Berens, 23, of Wichita, Kan., testified that he stole a straight- edged razor from a Korean officer's desk for use in an escape plot that never materialized. One sailor slipped into a letter home a code for t e l l i n g his parents the let- t e r was meaningless. Communications ' Technician l.C. Donald R. Peppard, 31, Bremerton, Wash., referred early in the letter to a friend's name "Garba Gefollow" a slight shift in the letters would change it to "garbage follow". San Luis Obispo, and California Highway 41 was closed when slides came down in several places between San Luis Obispo and Atascadero. Heavy snow warnings were in effect for all mountain roads and the U.S. Weather Bureau and California Highway Patrol urged all residents not to attempt passage. Three communities in the San Bernardino Mountains -- Wrightwood, Big Pines and Ml. Baldy Village -- were snowbound as drifts up to eight feet forced closure of roads. * * * * IN THE ANGELES National Forest near Wrightwood, a rescue party used a snowplow to rescue 75 persons stranded in their cars when a blizzard struck Table Top Mountain. A search parly of U.S. Forest Service Rangers and sheriff's deputies brought out M stranded Girl Scouts to Palmdnlc after winds piled snow in four-foot drifts at. Camp Manzanita, 20 miles east of Palmdale. The girls, from Santa Monica, led by 21-year-old Laurie Reynolds, were cold and hungry but were reported to be in good condition. RENO, Nev. (UPI)--The search for a missing DC-3 a i r l i n e r w i t h 35 persons aboard was exported to remain hallod u n t i l at least Wednesday, due to storm conditions approaching blizzard proportions at times. ing as intermediary with the kidnaper. Both Stalford and his wife. Joanne, identified Dacy--of 6108 E. Tanglewood St., Lakewood--as the man who kidnaped Stanley Jr., 5, from their Beverly Hills home August 28. The modish blonde mother almost broke into tears in the Santa Monica court as she recalled terrifying events of that morning when she was forced --at gunpoint--into a closet and left bound and gagged .with adhesive tape as her son was abducted in one of the family's cars. Though the heavy-set f a t h e r occasionally wiped his face with a handkerchief during an hour of testimony and cross-examination, he was otherwise composed as he recalled the threat to kill the child. Both Dacy and the boy were pulled from the debris of the kidnap vehicle --the suspect with a broken leg, the victim with a gashed thigh and other injuries. Because of the boy's injuries, the state NOTRE DAME POLICY LAUDED WASHINGTON t/Pi -Rigid rules laid down by Notre Dame's president, the Rev. Theodore M. Hes- burgh. for dealing with students on his campus who "substitute force for rational persuasion" has drawn President Nixon's praise. Nixon asked Father Hesburgh to give his advice on the subject to Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, who is conferring this week with the 50 state governors on a national-policy approach to the "recent disorders that have paralyzed campus after campus." A week · ago, Father Hesburgh said anyone who tries to disrupt normal activities at Notre Dame "will be given 15 minutes of meditation to cease and desist." "They will be told that they are, by their actions, going the overwhelming conviction of this community as to what is proper here," he said. "If they do not, w i t h i n that l i m e period, cease and desist, they will be asked for their identity cards." Any student whose card is picked up will be suspended, he said, and anybody who doesn't produce an I.D. card will be considered an outsider and charged with trespass. "After notification of suspension, or trespass in case of non-community members, if there is not then within five minutes a movement to cease and desist, students will be notified of expulsion from this community, and the law will deal with them as nonstudents," Father Hes- burgh said. The White House Monday made public Nixon's letter calling Father Hes- burgh's stand forthright. "Violence and vandalism have marked many of these protests, and the rights of the majority of the students have been greatly abused," Nixon . wrote. "If the integrity of our universities are to be preserved, then certain principles must be re-established and certain basic rules enforced. Intimidation and threats remain outlaw weapons in a free society. "A fundamental governing principle of any great university is that the rule of reason and not the rule of force prevails. Whoever rejects that principle forfeits his right to be a member of the academic community. "The university administrator who fails to uphold that principle jeopardizes one of the central pillars of his own institution ..." says it will seek the death penalty for Dacy. The father told, in direct examination, of following instructions ordering him to deliver S250.000 in used $20s at a Beverly Hills phone booth, then being led on a series of calls to other phone booths. Dacy. accused of hiding the boy for two days at a Lakewood motel, was captured after FBI agent Paul Chamberlain crashed his car into the suspect's vehicle on Aug. 30, 1968. The FBI man is scheduled to take the stand in the case which resumes at 2. p.m., today. ANY\AY. HE PROVED HIS POliNT LAFAYETTE, l.a. l/P) -Driver Carroll F. Pooler proved his point to police, but he got a ticket anyway. Pooler, 56, struck the rear of another car. He told officers his brakes had failed and asked if he could demonstrate the fact on a nearby parking lot. He was told to go ahead. His brakes duly failed, and his car plowed-, into the police car. Pooler was given a ticket for following too close-. Iv. 1 £% ·WiKiWiKiVOIlftRS Every time you come in! At over 3000 Standard Stations Participating Chevron Dealers NO PURCHASE NECESSARY · I ICENSFO DRIVERS ONLY WINNERS PAID THRU APRIL 27. 1969 VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW DAY OR OR SHINE 4 DAYS ONLY! 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