The Ogden Standard-Examiner from Ogden, Utah on October 7, 1971 · Page 8
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Ogden Standard-Examiner, Thursday, October 7, 1971 NO ONE HURT EAKLY MOKNING MOTORISTS en route north out of Los Angeles found the ated. Expensive Homes Lost as Blaze Blackens Huge Area in California Sniper Shot Hits Police Patrol Car WILMINGTON, N.C. (UPI)Police said a sniper's bullet shattered the spotlight on a police patrd car early today in a black district where five policemen were wounded by sniper fire earlier in the -week. The men in the patrol car were not hurt and joined 10 other police vehicles rushed tc the area in an unsuccessful search for the sniper, police said. The incident broke two nights of quiet in the port city that has been plagued with violence since a high school fooflbal game erupted into racial fighting Friday night. Angry whites for the second night Wednesday paraded in cars through the same black neighborhood and were stopped by police when they got aboul four blocks away from the area. AN EMERGENCY The whites were searched for weapons but none were found and no one was arrested, police said. Wilmington has been in a tate of emergency since Tuesday, making illegal th mblic display of weapons. Police Chief H.E. Williamson Wednesday promised his men vould respond quickly if the fagile racial peace was bro ten. Steals Treasure to Aid Refugees SUMMERLAND, Calif. (UPI) —A wind-whipped brush fire swept down, canyons into an exclusive foothill housing tract on the outskirts of this small community Wednesday night, leveling several expensive homes and forcing hundreds of residents to flee. Seven homes were destroyed and 20 more in the Hidden Hills Lane tract in the 540,000 to $100,000 range were in immediate danger, a spokesman for the Summerland Fire Department said. HOMES EVACUATED The blaze, which broke in the late afternoon and had charred 2,500 acres of brush by daybreak, forced evacuation of residents from 10 homes. With 30 mUe an hour winds, sheriff's deputies early today _ were considering more evacuations. Officials massed fire fighting equipment, including more than 50 tanker trucks, between the ranch style homes and spreading flames. Fire officials reported several injuries, mostly burns, to firemen. A resident of one of the charred homes was hospitalized. Authorites said he suffered burns but his condition was not immediately available. By early today 400 city, county and U.S. Forest Service firemen were battling the flames being whipped along by winds gusting up to 20 miles per hour. Fire units were called in from as far away as Los Ship Sinks, AF Saves 25 Chinese MANILA (UPI)—U.S. Air Force helicopters today rescued 25 Chinese crewmen of a Panamanian freighter sinking off the Philippine coast in the South China Sea. The crewmen were airlifted to Manila after a one-hour and 20-minute flight from the disaster scene, 270 miles west of here. The captain of the 1,690-ton Ship, caught in Typhoon Elaine earlier this week, told newsmen all Ms men were accounted for. "We were being hit by big waves more than 20 feet high and the ship was already listing badly to port when we got out," said Capt Wing Hon Wan of Hong Kong. The ship, the M. V. Keelung, owned by the Jaguar Shipping Corp. Ltd. of Hong Kong and of Panamanian registry, left Bangkok Monday with a load of general cargo bound for Taiwan. ROUGH WEATHER "We were given the wrong typhoon position by the radio reports we got," Wan said. Wan said they encountered rough weather either Tuesday or Wednesday and the radio broke down soon thereafter. He said he could not remember details because he had not slept for two days. A Japanese tanker, the Seiwa Maru, stood by them Wednesday night and followed while the radio was repaired, Wan said. This morning they finally sent out an sos and asked for an Air Force helicopter rescue All the Keelung crewmen appeared tired. Some were barefoot and others had only their socks on. The captain and the other officers, however, were able to salvage a suitcase full of ship documents. Two crewmen showed minor bruises from their ordeal while a third, boatswain Kok Chun Sang, suffered a sprained knee when he was knocked down on the deck by waves. Angeles, about 55 miles away. The Forest Service said an additional 500 of its men would be on the lines today. Most of the destroyed acreage was in Los Padres National Forest, site of a series of brush fires in recent days which authorities have attributed to arsonists. The cause of the Summerland blaze was under investigation. To the east in Ventura County, a blaze near the farming community of Fillmore was contained Wednesday afte charring 2,120 acres. Investiga tors said the FUlmore fire was one of seven intentionally set in the same area since Saturday. Fire-starting devices with time fuses were found in the area, detectives said- HASSELT, Belgium -(UPI)— Vlario Roymans, 21, was so deeply disturbed by reports of suffering in East 'Pakistan that he stole a priceless 17th century masterpiece and demanded a $4 million ransom be paid for the relief of Bengali refugees. The modern-day Robin' Hood was caught Wednesday hiding in- a cowshed. The painting 'The Love Letter" by Dutch master Johannes Vermeer, was recovered from under the mattress of Roymans' hotel room bed. Experts today faced months of difficult work to restore the masterpiece, clumsily cut from its frame Sept. 24 as it hung in the Brussels Fine Arts Palace. 'A big piece of paint has peeled off the right,side of the canvas. There are also smaller pieces missing'on both sides," Dr. F. E- Van Schendel, director of the Dutch State Museum which owns the painting, said. SET DEADLINE Experts estimated the painting, insured for $5 million will take at least six months to restore. Roymans, from Tongeren Belgium, had set a Wednesday deadline for the signing over of the ransom money in a live television broadcast As the deadline approached Mrs. Annie Mommens, the wife of a service station owner, overheard Roymans telephoning the Belgian radio to press his demand. "As the man rode off on his motorcycle I telephoned - the >oiice and my husband gave chase in his car," Mrs. Mommens .said. "We met the police along the road," said her husband Felix. "When he saw this he panicked, jumped off his notorcycle and ran across a field towards a farm,." "He : hid• in : -the • cowshed underneath the straw. That's where I grabbed him," Mom- mens added. . Police later found the painting inside.-a-.pillow case, hidden beneath the mattress of Roy- mans' bed in a hotel where he worked as a waiter. ' 'Royroans was oeat, court- eous and a good worker," said Mark Durwael, 18, son of the owner of the Soeteway Hotel in Bolderberg. '''But he had a passion for Pakistan. Every time the work slackened off he began talking about the sad plight of the Bengali, refugees." Police said Royraan's mother was dead and his father was living in- Spain. RESOUNDING APATHY California Car Pools Flop LOS ANGELES (UPI)-It | was supposed to be the day of| comeuppance for the internal' combustion engine. But the first massive effort to get Southern Californians to renounce their individual cars and join car pools or take buses Wednesday was a flop. "The whole thing met with resounding apathy," a California Highway Patrolman observed. "Everybody cooperated the public," added a company spokesman. "Operation Oxygen" ''Stamp Out Smog" were the I two organizations sponsoring the lost cause, pushing it repeatedly in the past week in newspapers, and on radio "—' television. but bus and and More thon 100 companies agreed to cooperate by organizing computerized car-sharing Dools. The Southern California Rapid Transit District put on special . buses to carry auto renouncers to work. OFFER RIDES All vehicles cooperating were to turn on their headlights _ to advertise the cause. Motorists were urged to offer rides to their neighbors. Officials at the Air Pollution Control District were to stand by to measure the reduction of smog that .would result. But it was a flop. Only five persons turned out to ride the special buses, the bus company said. A radio station freeway traffic monitor reported seeing only one car with its headlights on in the ausy commuter traffic. "The total effect on traffic seems to be negligible," said Afton Salde, coordinator of Stamp Out Smog. "Perhaps Los Angeles citizens do. not fully realize yet the seriousness of our air pollution problem." "I don't think we've hit it yet," said Jack Novack of Operation Oxygen. Even the announcement that' there was no reduction in the smog level was late. 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