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79 «i Yor Phon* 793-3221 REOLANDS. CALIFORNIA. WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 26. 1969 $1.75 Ptr Month 24 P «g0s 10 C«nH RUNNING FOR HIS LIFE — An unidentified photographer retreats in haste from the San Timoteo Creek bridge washout on Barton road in Bryn Mawr after water from the creek began flowing over the road bed yesterday afternoon. The view is west toward Loma Linda. The bridge collapsed yesterday and knock­ ed out traffic on Barton road, the major artery between Redlands and Loma Linda and onward to the Riverside freeway. The bus line also used this route imtU the storm. A first-person report of the bridge's demise is on Page 18. Other storm stories and pictures are on pages 3, 4 and 15. (Facts photo by C J. Kenison) THAT WAS A DOOR — Ed McKeman, principal of Dunlap elementary school, stares with disbelief at the mud and sUt level surrounding classroom buUding this morning. Less than half of the door in front of McKeman is visible. Buildings at the school were encased in up to five feet of earth after Wilson Creek flooding had receded. (Facts photo by Herb Pasik) 28 days of rain end Sun shines on damage caused by killer rain storm LOS ANGELES "last djing disastrous storm (UPI)—Tbei Some residents routed from people and everytluns else... of a mud or flood threatened iiomes coming out the froot." moved bade to assess damageJ "H-e body ot one of Carter's On eve of negotiations Nixon warns Europe not to obandon NATO Soutfaem Califoniia today l«av-w ,„ ing a trafl of flood.scan«lj?« J«» *T*^iL,,*^'f oaoyons and ravaged homes. At! throat mimpkri dwdlings to least nine deaths were bUmed on fiwKWidps. Ihe weather front moved in from the Pacific Sunday and bcou^ 3.75 indtes to the Los ^igeles Civic Center, boosting salvage what tfaejr could. At one estimated I hit dieller in or with the season's total to more than 24 indies, near twice the normal amount Mountain resort areas only 40 miles away bad as much as 10 feet of snow. Killer mudslides were trig- flered in hillsides soaked by the worst winter m time Ttaesday an 12,500 persons took evacuation centers friends. In Orange County's Silverado Canyon where a wall of mud swept through a fire station Tuesday fresh crews of workers began probing the muck for bodies lujaccounted for. At least five were known neighbors was the first to be brought out Mrs. Teresa WiUdns, 58, was inside the station when the mud California in neariy a century. Heavy showers fdl at coastal stations but other points reported only traces of moisture as (he storm dwindled and trailed off into Arizona. "It's the last dying gasp before another firoat comes in this we^end," a wcaUio' forecaster said. dead. 20 iqjured and posably 10 Soi^hen! missing among the three score "tt was horrible. Like an explosion. I ran. I crawled. I scramtdcd acrast the floor to the front door of the place. Hie mud and the rest of it was right behind me. I couldn't move fast enou^. The mud pushed a fire trudc against the front door and forced it open, and the debris earned Mrs. Wakins through the opening to safMy. The latest assault of rain on southern Califoraia began Sonday and hy «ariy today the stonn had dumped more than 12 indies of zabi on some mountain areas. The OBslanght came at a tine when many Reagan, trustees study ending six-weefc strike LOS ANGELES {LTI)-A aiding the six^ieek strike by AowdowTi appeared virtually union teachers at San Francisco • certain today as Gov. Ronald ^^'^ Keagan and the state college! who had taken shdter in the station. Leroy Carter, 36, was iiyiag to cross the creek outside the station when the hill gave way. "It went through the bade of that station like it wasn't even there." be said. "And in a; communities were still digging moment I saw fire engines and out from two badc-lo-badc tro{McaI storms in late January. illicy added up to southern ' Califbinia's wettest winter since 1884. A hillside at Mt Baldy village SUtes gave way Tuesday morning and I (Continued on page 2) BONN (UPI)-J>residcnt Nixon warned Europe today not to abandon the NATO alliance on the eve ef the negotiaUoos he hopes to open with the Soviet Unkm. Nixon addressed the West German Bundestag (Parli- amem)-the first visiting bead of state to do so in the 20 years the West German BepuMic has been in existence. Nixon interrupted his political talks with Chancdlor Kurt Georg Kiesinger to make the quarter-mile drive to the former teachers normal school that has served (he Bundestag as a meetmg place smce 1M9. He already had won quick assnranee from Kiednger thatj West Gennany had "full confidence" in his plan to begin talks with the Kremlin in hopes of eadng worid tensioi. And he had received from West Germans the most enthusiastic wdcome of his European tour so far. The West Germans underlined the importance they attach to {their aUiance with the United by granting Nixon the Reagan announced in Sacramento Tuesday he would not Clerk injured Esbkoldiesof heart attack h time of crisis Ciareinontcolege board of trustees met to accept the setUement if news! by time iKNnb at consider an agreement aimed at reports from San Francisco were accurate in outlining the terms of the agreement He diarged the settlement con- CLAREMONT (UPI) - Two Uined illegal provisions. homemade time bombs exploded However, acting S.F. State; within mmutes of each other at president S. L Hayakawa two of the Associated Colleges predicted Tuesday the trustees at Oaremont Tuesday. One girl would approve the settlement jwas injured. JERUSALEM (UPI) - Premier Levi Esida^ wte guided Israel throat its gravest poiitieri and militaiy crises of (he decMle, died today at the height ef a neir Arab-IsraeS CQDftnQ ^stion. He was 73, AI Fatah Arab comstandoes claimed responsibility for his deafli but the preimer's attending phj^dan attributed it to a; heart atta^ Edikol's fiiitd in three years. The eaiunet met ttaree boon ani 35 minutes. after his desith and named depirty Itanier TOgAMioa as interim premier, wnmmfndatiiis by Maipai Paty OB Anlis' Itadagr nl«t^MIiBg of Atfeol's rani home at Defa- nidi. nw-(ho Sen ef Gdaet in the Jordan Valley. The ibafas said they stidled the home beeanse of intdligence reports that Eeidtal was there St the time. The IvaeU gbvcnnMnt said he had been in Tiiiimhiii dmmg (he sheBing. ••Hii death came (nday to veufiiju the (rath of ' onrj ioiannatiMi," said « spftmHi Cor the. U.ntA gcmm M Hayakawa told newsmen he doubted "very much" that the proposed agreement would end Uie walkout He said file American Federation of Teacb-| ers had injected as a condition for rrtnniing to the classroom that "a peaceful and free academie atmosphere prevails on canons." Hayakawa said the current sfaident strike would prevent a peaceful atmosphere, addmg, "I ei^ect oidy a fraction (of fiie teachers) to come back because the students are still on strike." He said also that Beagan may have miMindeistBod the con* tents of tile agreemcot because of the inteipretation of flie! agreement by the. news media. Quote of the Day SAW FBMHOSOO-OMte AB- dnM, chief of Jnitice Oeput- mcnf s Mimicipal Services. Sec- discussing hreoiDdoini in mmmoHm betM« pali^el id NefRWWd yomf pMyfe; *^ poOee 'aie im to keep iUncs (he «ay tteyan aal School officials and police today were at a bss to explain a possible motive for the bombings at Scripps college and Pomona Q^ge at 4:36 p.m. Mrs. Bobeit E. Keatley. 20, was listed in serious condition today at Pomona VaDey Cora- mnnity Bbqatal foBowing surgery. She worked .as a secretaiy m the political science department at Pomona C«rilege and indeed op the device moments before it ex|Med. Police hdieved the bombs were fashiwed from lengths of K>e with a timer attadwd. Tbe Loc Angeles Ooim^ Sheriffs bonb squad ^vas attempting to ascertam die Qrpa of explosive. A sptktmtn for Hie Asndat- ed OoQe«H. vhidi indnde riz seboolc in (ha cwral area, said no, IlirBBts vcc)t vMOVod pfior to the bnibiag aad ftere had T^^jiyH 00 QDOSOOl cftldCflt distufr'' aaces at the sdanls. One bonb went oft in the women's restmoin at Scripps* and the other m thebasement of the admnustratkn Hiiiiiiiig at Pomona. Both devices were wrapped in hnnm paper. They cansedestenshe damaife to the immediate areas but there was na fire. coOeca offieiils said. Mis. KeatkT was pthering aufl wta aia saw te desieaj atf ficM it poQee aid. Weother unusual right to address thdr pariiament None of the three American presklents who preceded Nixon to Boon were accorded a similar honor. French PresidcBt RadlMi* laday: High SI, IMV 41 (To 1:30 p.m.) Year ago today: High 84, low 46 Tuesday: High S3, low 52 Rain: 24 hours .34, storm 5.24, season 21.90, last year 6.92 Smofl: None Thursday. Within smog and fire rules, burning: OK. Smog Tuesday .01 at 8:30 j a.m. Sun: Bises 6:22, sets 5:43 S«i Bemardina Valley: Clear and colder toni^t Sunny and a little warmer again Thuisday. Saulhem Califttiiia: (Sear and colder tonight Sunny and a little warmer Thursday. Fiv^ Paracasf: Fair weather is expected in Soutiieni California, until Fiidep when another storm is eacpected to faring inare| lain. Temperatures wffl .average 3 to 5 degrees bctow normaL M boon andlBS 4 ajiU Hi|hl.awPi «cip. Sunshine returns to dry things out Sunshme, a rarity m Southern California the past two months, retuned at times today, boost' BOStDO 31 27 .53 Chicaso 38 32 42 32 Ocavcr 68 36 Des Mioinea 42 32 FaManks 24 9 Ftet Wotfli 70 52 20 •3 .06 Bonohdn 72 68 .oe Kansas Gty 52 39 .02 Laa Vegas 54 42 .27 Los Angeles 59 56 Mhneapdis 35 25 New Yoric 44 30 Oklahoma Cify S9 47 Omaha ; a 35 Palm Springs 66 57 Sacramento 54 40 Salt Lrin City 47 28 .90 San Fcaiuisco 54 44 Seatfla: 49 37 Wadiii«in <7 35 Charles de Gaulle, altliough he has made repeated visits to Boon, has never been invited to address the BundesUg. The Atlantic Alliance has succeeded hi defending die freedom of all its members for 20 years, Nixon declared. Bat it must maintam its strength also in the years to come. "As we enter what I have described as a period of negotiations with those who have been our f^ipaaents, we recugniie that for those negotia tions to succeed, it is essentia] that we maintain the strength that made the negotiatioos possible," the president said. The passage nay have been aimed at Preadent De GanUe, v^o a wedc ago proposed Uie British government join him m creating a European defense community that woidd secede from the North AQantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Neverthdess, during his poll tical talks earlier in the day, Nixon and Kiesinger agreed the crias caused by British revda- tion of the De Gaulle plan pnibably was being exaggerated. The American President appeared to fed right at liome in the echoing, square diamber used by (he 518 members of the Bundestag. He reminded members of his own le^slative service, and attempted a couple of inside jokes. One went over big, the other feU flat "Having just been through the ordeal of an election campaign, I wish all of you wdl in your campaigns," Nixon (okl the deputies through an inteipreter. As they do face a general dection mSept 28, all of them roared with laiightfr» then applauded at length. The president went on: "That is, as I am sura'you win understand, (he international language of politics, beii« on both sides of the same issue." This time, no one laughed; no one applauded. It was perhaps the only sour note of what otherwise was the most suoceMful of the first three stops on Ifizon's five- coontiy Eunipeaa tour. In an abnqit change of plans that indicated pleunra with his Visit to ^)OBD| 'IGxOB' flDDOQDCOd a visit to (he Itat German Bundestag CFariiamcnt). ^He had visited (he British House ct Oommona Tteaday, also in a change of plans. Nixon flew to Bonn from London today, arrivhig in a snowstorm that turned UAo a drizzle. He reaffirmed the Umted SUtes' "devotion and dedication" to the eventud reunificatian of Germany under "a duraUe peace in the worid." From Ue rteOei shoots of "mftoameB. IGBOB!" fkom a; (Conthmed «a paga 2) ing Southland spirits asid bdp- ing diy-out remains of (hd de- stnieUve flood of 1969." After 28 days of rain this year, moisture finally "goi-to" the saturated Redlands area terrain and caused untoM thousands of doOars wtirth of damage and discomfort and loss to many "washed-out" families in the area. Since Monday at 2 p.m., another M inches of rain was recorded at the weather station on Bnxdcside avenue, bringmg the storm toUl to 5.24 indies and the season total to 2L90 niches. However, much of the wrath of the four-day storm was directed outside the Redlands dty limits. Yucaipa and Calimesa suffoed heavy damage from storm totals in excess of dgbt mches of predpitotion. Loma Linda and Bryn Mawr to the west were also liard hit as waters from the San T^oteo creek biundated areas cauring residents to be evacuated to temporary shdters set up by the Red C:h>ss and disirid schools. In Redlands, only minor damage resulted. Most of this was alottg Redlands boulevard in tha downtown area when the Zanja forged a new channd down Redlands boulevard through, around and under many boshiess houses on the north side of the street This morning, the boulevard was humming with activity — most of it centered around clean-up work. City PiMic Works crews were busy dean- ffig out the area around the Zanja trouble ^ot at Central avenue and Redlands boulevard. ' It was here that the stream failed to go underground because of a clogged entry. Most (Continued on Page 3) North Vietnamese seize villages nearSaigon SAIGON (UPI)-North Virt- namese troops unleashing whatj a captured prisoner said was a final offensive to "reunite Vietnam" seized two villages on the northern fringes of Saigon today and then hdd off 2,000 II.S. and South Vietnamese troops in housetohouse fighting. The fourOi day of the Communist offensive sent several thousand North Vietnamese atUcking the villages of Dong Lach and Ho Nai near the big American base at Bien Hba and Long Binh, miles northwest of Saigon. U.S. artillerynnd air strikes turned part of the urban area into flames. The Ckimmunist offensive inflicted losses on more than 100 South Vietnamese villages and U.S. bases, induding nine hdicopters destroyed at Chu Chi, about 20 miles to ttie west of Saigoo. But the loss to Die Communists vas staggermg. Shice (he begitoing of the offensive early Sunday (he Commumsts have lost an estimated 3,500 killed, U.S. officials reported. American k>sses were put at 200 dead. South Vietnamese troops at 400j and South Vietnamese dvilians at 130. A North Vie(nam«e soldier captured today in fighting around VJS. Army headquarters at Long Bkih. base for a 40,000- man American unit, said the Communist troops were toid the assaults wouU be (he "final attack.to reumte Vietnam." The.soldia:. Pvt Traa Van Thien, 19, said a Communist; political '•MMi'Mar told the troops the.disastrous attack oni Long Bhih Sunday "would be; easily successful." That attack cost the Commnnists 132 dead. Thien said the Communists| promised that after this offensive they could retom to North Viehiam. He also said they were (old (he men at Long Bidi were "desk soidierB" and they eonM have dlttie C rafions ttiey could eat Eisenhower iinproviii^ WASHINGTON (UPI) —Former President Dwi^t D. Eisenhower continued his recovery from intestinal surgery today. "His vital signs have remained stable" Walter Reed Army Medical Center reported. "There has been no change in the general's cardiac status" said CoL John L. Bradley the hospital executive officer at a midmoming briefing. The tact that the 78-year-dd Eisenhower has bad seven heart attacks had made doctors apprehensive about performing the surgery to remedy an I intestinal blockage but the operation became necessary to save his lUe. Asfronauts have sore throats, nasal congestion CAPE KENNEDY (UPI)- Tbe three Apollo 9 astronauts devdoped sore throats and nasal congestion today and project offidals said the illness could delay the launch now scheduled for Friday. CSnef astronaut jdiysidan Charles A. Berry said he will contmue to observe the condi- Uon of James A. McDivitt David R. Scott and Russell L. Schwdckart throughout the day before making any recommen-j dday. "AU three members of the Apdto 9 flight crew turned up with mild sore throats and nasal congestion this mormng" the U. S. Space Agency said. "Project offidals said it could cause a dday of one or more days in the launch nowj scheduled for Friday morning' the agency added. The astronauts were ordered to take decongestant pills anti- histamineB and vitamins and to draik extra amounts'of water and rest as much as posnUe. Srinn wiling topleadgu% die to end trial LOS ANGELES (UPD-Sir- han B. Sirhan is willing to plead guilty to the murder of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and die in the gas chamber rather than proceed with his present trial. The 24-year-oH Arab exploded m anger in the courtroom Tuesday at preseatotion of notes in which be wrote that Kennedy "must die like his brother." Defense attorneys and his mother tried to calm him and counsd Grant B. Cooper said: "He is like a man in a hospital who tells his doctors he wants to leave when they know he cannot possibly do so." Sirfaan stood up and shouted and had to be shoved to his seat twice by bailiffs when the prosecution presented the diaries m which he had scrihhled that he favored the overthrow of the United States government, backed Russian and Chinese (Communists and wrote over and over again fliat "BFK must die." Sirhan told Superior Oxirt Judge Herbert V. Walker in private chambers tiiat he .wouki rather die "than have people think I am gettbig a fair triaL" In notdwoks dated May 18, 1968, Siriian wrote in disjdnted and impunctuated idnrases: "Robert Kennedy must . be sacrificed for the cause of the exploited people. My detennraa- tkm to eliminate BFK is become the more of aa nnshslceable'obsession. "RFK must die—RFK must be killed-Robert F. Kennedy must be assassinated —RFK must be assassmated —RFK must be assassmated. assasra- ated assassinated. "Robert F. Kennedy must be assassmated before 5 June 1968." Kennedy was cut dowa.hy gunfire in the pantiy-oC the Ambassador Hotd eariy last': June 5. 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