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79th Year Phone 793-3221 REDUNDS. CALIFORNIA. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25. 1969 $1.75 Per Month 12 Pages 10 CMlfS FLOOD IMPERILS DUNLAP SCHOOL — Custodian Eldon A. White stands beneath an archway of Dunlap elementary school and watches river of water swirling past the school grounds on Avenue E this morning. The ho mein background was heavily flooded and in danger of washing away as were other residences in the area. (Facts photo by Herb Pasik) Dunlap area hard hit DUNLAP FAMILY RESCUED — Sheriff's deputy assists a Dunlap area couple to waiting truck at about 9:30 a.m: today as they run through knee deep flood waters threatening to wash away their home at the southeast comer of Avenue E and 12th street, across the street from Dunlap school. Moments before, deputy carried couple's child to truck. In foreground is river­ like flow on Avenue E. The view is south along 12th street (Facts photo by Herb Pasik) Thousands evacuated Heavy roins cousing new floods, mudslides LOS ANGELES (UPI) — Kes-t Evacuations were begun in idents of the foothills and the I Mint, Soledad, Forest Park and lowlands fied their homes today as waters rose, houses slid downhill, traffic inched, and the rain ^pt falling in Soutfaeni California's worst winter in 8S yean. At least 8,500 persons were evacuated from dieir homes, indudittg mote than one-thiid of Pine Tree Canyons after early morning mudslides virtually cut off the NewhaU and Saugus area north of lios Angeles. Roads in the Antelope Valley were impassaUe dqe to high waters, the Lancaster sheriffs station reported. Fire department crews res- the popiilation of Santa Paula,!™^ readents of (he Big badly hit by last month'sj^^ga devastating strams. " The Orange County Fire Department r^rted a mudslide smashed into a fire statioa in isolated SHverado canyon and an undetermined number of per- aons were trapped inade. Heli- copten and ground units were tent to the rescue. AH Los Angeles area police officers were kept on duty in a tactical alert for possible evaeuliaBs during the morning boom because of (he threat of flash floods in the suburban San Fernando VaHey, but smne offioen were sent home when (he danger abated. Mfcflllicr ((o 1:30 p.m.) Year ago today: 8S. low SI Monday: Hi^ 58, low 45 Rain: 3t hours 2.15, storm 4.90, season 21.5S. last year 6.92. SIM*: Nboe Weikieaday. mat­ in maog and fire niks, buraiog OK. Smoe Monday AC at U pjtt. Sun: Biset 6:23, aete 5:42 SM aiwiJfcM Vafcy: Showers toni^ Deereannc ckuds Wed' nesday. A little coder teai^t Cannce of rain 70 per cent to- ni^ dfcTwasing (o 30 per cent Wednesday. SeuHwni CaNhrnia: Snow waro' ings above 4,000 feet (oni^ Showen toni^ and over noiBi- tains and SODUI coast eaiiy Wednesday. Cknds decreasing to-' morrow with strong gusty winds. Cooler in mmintains and int«or Wednesday. a4taoiinca atom* MrPrsci^ Boston 36 27 2.64 Chicago 41 36 T. Cincinnati 41 34 Denvo' «0 32 Oes Moines 36 34 Faiibaaks IB 6 Fort Worth «D 38 H 13 M HoDohdn 80 m M KsBcas atf M 3t Las Veeu 55 s Lai Aaadas SO a M 3i 32 IfcwYott . 41 36 5T 36 Omato 36 34 e — 52 « .41 m- 42 T. S2 « M Sialfls 54 36 T. TC m. WWUMtai Si 36 areas as Big Tujunga Wash overflowed. At least 2.O0O Ojai VaUey residents fled tfadr homes! because of rising water. Ihe! hargest hit were the communities of Uve Oak Acre, Casitas Springs, and Creek Road Area, and about 200 persons were evacuated from Fillmore and neighboring Pini. The docks at the Ventura maiina were washed away during tbe ni^ by heavy winds and the rising Ventura River water, and Uiree large Union Oil Co. storage tanks at the marina were wadied into (lie sea, where some oil leakage brought a threat of fire. More than one-third of the residents of Santa Paula in Ventura County-at least 5,000 persons—were evacuated from along the baidcs of the overflowing Santa Paula Cteek. Many were housed in a bi^ school and advised not to return to their hmnes. Corona, Calif., was surrounded by a rain-caused laka of floodwater. The rains were part of a massive oCbhora storm that prompted heavy snow warnings along the Sierra Nevada and Southern California mountains where major highways already were dosed, stranding motorists. Nevada was hard hit by snow. The West Coast storm was] one of two in the nation today. The other Oreatcned np to a fbot of snow in some parts of New Engjanl Althoogh (he West Coast stom was centered 150 miles off northem California early today, it provided heavy predpitation in the form of snow along tiie mountains and heavy rain inland to the Great Basin. Rain, which bad fallen over Califwnia ance Sunday, swelled nvcrs to tbe flooding stage and weakened Mllsidfs. binging new threats of disaster thst last month caused millians of dollars n damage and daimed aiore! than 100 fives. Food and tralcr was being aiifified today to tfaoosaDdsj stranded m flooded caiiyoa Poficetellof finding Sriian's notebook LOS ANGELES (UPI)—lliree police officers toM the jury at the Sirfaan murder trial today of searching the Pasadena home of the slayer of Robert F. Kennedy and finding notebooks which the defoidant wants kept secret The officers testified they went to the small wooden house at 9 a.m. the morning Kennedy was shot and found numerous notebooks in the bedroom of Siihan B. Sirhan. James D. Evans, one of the officers, said at first he thou^t they were school notebooks until he examined tbe writings. Siriian reportedly put down in one of the books a pledge to kill the New Yoik Senator. Another officer said (hey went to the home with Siihan's older brother, Adel, and (hey had his permission to search the bouse, although (hey did not have a search warrant The defendant has objected strenuously to having his diary read in open court The 24-yearold Arab immigrant i >ecame angry and viiispered furiously to his attorneys to object Monday when the state b^gan introduc' tion of three notebooks in which Sirhan scribbled before he killed Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. Tbe notebooks were found in a bedroom in the Sirhan home in Pasadena by police officers who were seeing to learn if there was a conspiracy involving others. Ahoat ISO menated iram ihsir homes at Oonu because tf flooding and mudslides. In the Sa^Benardino monn -i tains iisiwliifli up to d^it feet isolated fhrea and Satndvr. Missing dentist found munlefedr cpri confesses OAKLAND, Calif. (UPI)Police said today Dr. Glen L Olseo, 54, a dentist who has been mtssing since Wednesday, has been murdered and one of the partidpaots has confessed the crime. The confession was made l>y a 19-year-okI giri, Terry Phelps, in a telephone conversation from Muskegon Heights, BQcfa., with homicide inspectors in Oakland, officers said. Miss Phdps was arrested Sunday night in connection with a $1,200 liquor store hobkq), in Oisen's 1968 Chryder. A Hood sidashed jacket was m (he trunk. Police said her eoopa- nioa. cawsto- Jahnion, 21, of Ctaod Bapids, Mich., bad Miss Fbdps, acooniinK (o[ pdice. brefce down dniog (he phone conversation and said (Msen was shot and killed. She did not give details, bat described an area where she said the body oonld be ftaoad. A eonde St hoars after the ptont coBvcfMboB polioA fimiidj Olssa'a body osor • isHCiri (icB in JeoqriB MiBer poifc. Wilson praises Nixon pledge for consultation LONDON (UPI) — President! Nixon lunched today with Queen Elizabeth n then paid a short unscheduled visit to the House of (Emmons where he heard Prime Minister Harold Wilson j extoll Nixon's pledge to consult] the NATO allies before holding any summit talks with the Russians. Outside the gilded splendor of Buckingham Palace, what had been billed as the biggest anti- Nixon demonstration in Britain flopped miserably. Several dozen leftists shouted "Down with Nixon!" and threw two rottoi apples which fell far short of their mark. In contrast a crowd of several thousand persons applauded politely and cheered as Nixon arrived with Wilson. They were still (here when lunch was over and Nixon left bis limousine to shake bands with some of them. When Nixon arrived in the houses of Parliament he was shown to a seat in a side gallery on the same level as the legislators scats and bdow the visitors' gallery. He did not take any part in the discussion or address the house, which would be contrary to Commons rules. Wilson, at his usual place on the government front bench, endorsed a statement by conservative opposition leader Edward Heath praising Nixon's pledge. "I join with you in welcoming RedscJiarge Marine bases in human waves SAIGON (UPI)-North Vietnamese soldiers firing automa tic weapons and with explosive charges strapped to their wrists charged out of the jungled darkness near the DemUitaiized Zone today and attacked two U.S. Marine bases in human waves. The Marines lost 36 dead and 115 wounded in the heaviest ground fighting since August Tbe Communists broke through the Marines' oattr perimeters but were thrown bade in hand- to-hand combat leaving 55 dead on the battlefidd. The Communists' Uiree-day- old winter offensive was growing in intensity. They used tear! and nausea gas in attacks nearj Saigon, shdled 50 more towns and allied bases and massed more troops for tiie long expected assault on Saigon. So far the Q>mmunists have lost more than 2,000 dead. Allied losses were more than 150 American troops and 200 or more South Vietnamese killed. The most dramatic battle was against (be Marine units near The RodcpOe toward the eastern end of the DMZ. The combat was so desperate Marines fought back with captured weapons when they ran low on anunonition called in arfiUeiy strikes on their own positions. Some of (ke Mbcth Viefna-! mese Uew themsdves np with aeir own satchd diargcs when eaptsre was imminent U.S. BS2 bondiers thundered into action barely 20 miles from Saissn as U.S. mQitarr sources waned that the North Vidna mesa were moving op fresh troops for anolfeer assault ttH"«* ths Lone Binh militaiy| (CuuUuued Fsgt 5) what the President said about NATO and also what he said on the same subject on arrival in London last night" Wilson said. "It is the aim, I know, of the President and all of us that from a situation of undoubted strength we should be aUe to move toward detente with the East" Nixon joined in general laughter when veteran Laborite Emmanud Siinwell, 81, asked "don't you consider that what v.ith the leaks, misunderstanding, whispering and rumors all over the place, it is about time we ceased having these conferences and begin to mind ourj own business?" WUson replied "You have a very long and distinguished record in rdation to NATO when you were a minister. Our own business is to strengthen NATO." This was a reference to the fact Shinwell is a former defense minister. Conservative Rear Admiral SI. C. Morgan Giles asked Wilson to express to Nixon "our appreciation of the contribution made to the security of Europe by the United States over a period of years." Wilson repUed "I have already expressed this seo- tunent to the President I wiU see that your views are appropriatdy conveyed to the President." This was greeted with loud lau^ter as ^on was listening. Parliamentary procedure in- dudes a fiction that the presence of members of the puhUc and visitors is ignored. After hmch Nixon on leavmg the palace stopped his limousine in front of a small but enthusiastic crowd of about 100 persons, got out of the car and began diakmg hands. "Are you Britidi?" he asked the crowd. One Londoner, Mrs. Evelyn Edwards reidied, "God Bless you." Nixon smiled and said, "C^od bless you all." With a final wave he got bade into the car and went on to Westminster Abbey to lay a wreath at the tond> of ttie Unknown Warrior. After a quidc vWt to Westminister Abbey. Hfxan made an nrnrhwkilnd stop at Parliament In a small party of about a dozen people, be walked m(o the bunding and strolled throo^ tbe 16tfa CJentury balls lined witti maride statues. Other visitors kwked in surprise as be walked along. The 42-yeardd Queen, acoom panied liy ber faosbond. Prince Philip, met Nixon with a wann (Cootinned en page 2) • Relentless rain causes flooding Tbe rdentless rain which has pounded Southern California and Redlands durmg the past three days has now turned "killer." Heavy rains in mountain and lowland areas today began to cause a spiraling upsurge in property damage as swollen I creeks and rivers have inundated highways and roads and brought serious flood damage to public and private property. . The ravaging storm added an- 'other 2.15 inches of precipitation in Redlands in the past 24 hours to bring the storm total to 4.90 inches and the season figure to 21.56 inches. The totals in ReiSands were far less than in ndgbboring communities, however, as Calimesa recorded over two inches more than here and Mentone and Yucaipa each recdved over an inch more during the storm. With the additional rainfall, many sections of the outlying areas were flooded today. The Dunlap area of Yucaipa was most serioudy affected with major flooding inundating large areas and foreing maay families to evacuate their homes. Prospects for a let-up in t h e storm aren't too bright until tomorrow, according to the U.S. Weather Bureau. Showers are expected to continue tonight with decreasing clouds expected Wednesday with flie chance of precipitation lowering to 30 per cent Most smous damage reported in Redlands today was in the downtown area. The normally docile Zanja storm drainage channd running through the city from east to west suddenly began to kick up its heels this morning. Business along the north side of Redlands boulevard from Central avenue to Texas street came to a grinding halt during mid-morning hours when the Zanja left its channel and forged a new one down the boulevard. Taking the brunt of the raging waters were businesses starting from the Johnson Real Estate office at Central and Redlands boulevard and many others to the east One of the most bard hit was Hatfield Buick. The new car agency lot was inundated in flood waters with some even spilling into its display room. Gold Banner Assodation iniild- ing and the Boy Scout office were also made small islands (Continued on Page 3) Pueblo coolc telk Koreans, Negroes ridi and happy CORONADO, Calif. (UPI)— "The North Koreans asked me how Negroes live in the United States," said the black petty officer of the USS Pueblo. "1 told 'em we were rich and lived happy." Commissaryman l.C. Harry Uwis, 32. sakl it with the faintest suggestion of irony Monday before a Navy court of | inquiry into the conduct of the Pueblo's crew during U mAths in Communist captivity. The tall Negro from East Meadow, Long Island, N.Y., was one of 11 Pueblo enlisted men who testified Monday. Nine more were scheduled to tdl thdr stories today. The court plans to question all 74 of (he enlisted men who were aboard the Pud>lo at the time of her capture by North Korea' Jan. 23, 1968. The first four witnesses today testified in secret The Navy has agreed to let any roan who sti^bes tdl his story of prison life behind dosed doors. The leadoff witness was Charies W. Ayling, 23, a communioations technician from Staunton. Va. His father, Robert B. Ayling, traveled to; Moscow in 1968 in an unsuccess-i All effort to visit Pueblo prisoners. Four killed in Mt. Baldy mud slide LOS ANGELES (UPI)—Four persons were killed and a fifth injured today when a wall of mud and water crushed the walls of their cabin in a tiny village at the lower slope of 8,500-foot Mt Baldy. Killed at Mt Baldy Village were Donald J. Stewart 50, his daughters Denise, 16 and Ann, 12, and son David, 6. His wife and four other children survived although one daughter was injured, the San Bernardino county coroner's office said. Several automobiles were reported buried by mud in the mountain resort area 40 miles east of here. Several hundred persons were evacuated from their flood-threatened homes in nearby Oicamonga. The wall of a fire station in Orange County being used as an evacuation center collapsed killing at least one other person, the coroner's office said. Eleven other persons in the buiUing at the time were unaccounted for. Eisenhower improving WASHINGTON (UPI) — Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower cootinned a smooth recovery today from abdomiiial surgery. Hie Walter Reed Army Hospital commander described it as "little short of remaika- ble." Tlie officer. Brig. Gen. Frederic J. Hughes Jr. told reporters: "He is able to converse for short periods and ys •eiala is endleat Tea is being aided (o his oral iB (ake. Vital ripis and cardiac status remote staide.'* Man survives fall do¥m mountain side »rr. WASHINGTON, N.H. (UPI)-A 45-yearH)W brewery worker who survived a 1,500- foot plunge down the side of mile-high Mt Washington said wiyly Monday it was "the fastest ride I ever bad." Raymond A. PhUbrick of Salem, N.H., lost his gloves and a boot Sunday during his wild slide down the icy mountain slope, but bis tough nylon-lined winter dothmg protected him from injury and kept him warm during a filgid night Pbiteick was rescued Monday morning from a fog- shronded gorge known as the Great Gulf. Philbrick feU from his snowmobile when it apparently hit a rock on the auto road which winds up to the summit of Mt Washington. He was about 90O feet from the summit when he slU off tbe road. Attorney says Clay Shaw notBertrand NEW ORLEANS (UPD-Dean A. Andrews Jr.. an attorney who was once convicted o( perjury by Dist Atty. Jim Garrison, testified today Clay L. Shaw was not the mysterious "Clay Bertrand" mentioned in the Warren Report Andrews, the eighth defense witness in Shaw's trial on charges of conspiring to assassinate president John F. Kennedy, said he picked the name out of the air. But claiming the privileged confidence of lawyers and clients, he refused to say on cross examination who the man really was. Andrews tdd the FBI in 1963 "Clay Bertrand" called him the day after the Nov. 22, 1963, assassination of Kennedy in Dallas and asked him to defend Lee Harvey Oswald. Garrison contends Shaw is Bertrand. and that he used that alias in plotting the assassination of the president with Oswald and David W. Ferric. Andrews testified today the men who called him was not "Oay Bertrand" but that as he was reporting the conversation to FBI agent Regis Kennedy, "it suddenly dawned on me that il I revealed the real name it would bring a lot of heat and trouble to somebody who didn't deserve it" "I fumbled along for a name and I remembered being introduced to this party in the 1950s with that name." Defense Atty. F. D-vin Dymond asked him if Shaw was the man. "Nope," reidied Andrews. UC campus calming do¥fn BERKELEY, Calif. (UPI)- Tlie University of Califbniia campus has calmed down, but die tensions whidi prodoced the five-wedt^Id minority student strike continue.

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