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IOlst YearNo. 65
Tuesday, January 26, 1971

Reno's Morning and Sunday Newspaper
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Manson, Co-defendants Convicted

Company Asks $10 Million In Damages
A $10 million suit charging "intentional deception" has been filed in Washoe District Court by Tahoe Sierra Development Co. Inc. against Boise Cascade Communities Inc. Also named as defendants are Incline Village Inc., a Boise subsidiary, and the Interlake Steel Co. According to the complaint, Tahoe Sierra bought two parcels of land from Boise Cascade in 1968 for over $600,000. Intending to build condominiums, they asked for assurance from Boise Cascade that they did not intend to build competitive units. Boise Cascade, the suit alleges, made an oral agreement to this effect. On this understanding, Sierra Tahoe proceeded with construction and has built 158 units to date. Tahoe Sierra also bought 38 acres in Brockway, and planned to build 785 more, the complaint states. In August of 1970, however, the co-defendant, Incline Village Inc., filed a subdivision map with the Washoe Regional Planning Commssion asking authority, which was granted, to build 136 condominium units. Tahoe Sierra says that word of the project has leaked out and many people are not buying their units as they have been advised that Incline Village Inc. will undersell them. The suit alleges that in 1968 Boise Cascade made representations that were false with "the intent to induce the plaintiff to . . . purchase land from them." According to the plaintiffs, Boise Cascade intended at all times to build condominiums, knowing that their competition would be injurious to Tahoe Sierra. Represented by Reno attorney Coe Swobe and the firm of Echeverria and Osborne, Tahoe Sierra claims damages of $5,087,000 in addition to punitive damages of the same amount.

Sinatra Slugs Photographer

ACAPULCO, Mexico (UPI) Frank Sinatra was accused of beating up a Mexican photographer and smashing his camera after the photographer took his photo at an Acapnlco night club Monday.

Followers To Maintain Long Vigil

LOS ANGELES (UPI)-As the verdict convicting hippie leader Charles Manson and three of his girl followers of seven counts of murder was read, four pale, waifish-looking girls knelt side-by-side in front of tte Hall of Justice. Sandra Good, Ketty Lutesinger, Sue Bartell and Brenda McCann knelt with rather wan expressions and talked withnewsmen as news of the verdict reached them. A sudden forlorness came over them but they said they would continue their vigil until "Charlie was free." Girls Confident Their "father," Manson, the man who was convicted just minutes before of seven counts of first degree murder and conspiracy to murder in the grisly slaying of honey-blonde actress Sharon Tate and six others in Aug. 1969, will be free, according to the girls. When asked how long they would maintain their vigil, an almost daily watch that has run the course of the seven month trial, they each said, "We're just going to wait here until he (Manson) gets out." Reporters a n d onlookers pressed around the girls and threw questions at them about the verdict. "What's your reaction to the verdict for your man?" one person called out. "What's there to say?" said Sandy with wide-eyed petulance. "The press has been the mouthpiece of the prosecution. Charlie never preached a race war. He never did any of those things. Who knows what happened? Nobody was allowed to testify," she said. Vigil Maintained All during the trial, his "family" girls sat or knelt outside the gray - columned courthouse. They sang songs, they "prayed" and they read letters from their leader who was incarcerated in one of the upper floors. Each had carved an "X" into their foreheads. This, they claim, symbolizes their last names. "We have no last names. "We're all "X."

Seven Deaths Attributed To 'Family'

Bay Oil Spili Hearing Starts

SAN FRANCISCO (UPI)The skipper of the Arizona Standard said Monday his sister ship, the Oregon Standard, disappeared from his radar screens shortly before a collision under the Golden Gate Bridge a week ago which created a vast oil spill. Capt. Harry H. Parnell, 46, of Alameda, told a Coast Guard hearing into the incident that his ship's bow was struck in the other ship "like a cork in a leaky bottle." Parnell said he shifted his cargo from front to back to change the trim so the Arizona Standard could back out. He said the ships were locked together about seven hours before they were pulled apart. Parnell said his ship was carrying 114,800 barrels of San Joaquin crude oil and it has a capacity of 115,000 "barrels. The ship has an allowable draft of 31 feet, 3-8 of an inch and was 31 feet at the time of the impact. Parnell said his chief officer plotted the course of the Oregon Standard for some time prior to the collision. He said the Oregon Standard "blended into" the bridge on the radar screens before the collision.



Voting Machine Error Reported By Committee

A special Assembly committee reported Monday it found a voting machine used in the disputed election between Democrat Art Espinoza and Republican Hal Smith of Henderson, was defective and it did not properly count the votes cast for Smith. The committee, composed of four Republicans and three Democrats, unanimously reported its findings to the full Assembly which will take up the seating of Smith today. Party Lines Democrats concede the Assembly will probably vote along party lines to seat Smith but indicate the contest of election could end up in the Nevada Supreme Court. Espinoza said he wasn't going to bow out of the contest but admitted now there was some doubt as to who was actually elected last November. "When I came up here there was no doubt, but now I'm not sure," he said. Further action, he said, will be up to his attorneys. Assemblyman Don Mello, DSparks, a member of the special committee, said he expected the lower house to divide along party lines. The Republicans hold a 21-18 majority. The committee found the voting machine in question "has been kept in a place and in such a manner that it was not tampered with since its being used for voting purposes and that the machine has not been opened or moved since the front doors of the machine, only, were opened for the purpose of reading the votes cast for the office of Assembly by the recount board." Vote Report The report said 165 persons voted, with Espinoza receiving 79; James E. Smalley getting 76 and Smith 8. The committee said Smalley's vote was not in doubt. After testing the machine, the highest number of votes recorded for Smith was eight. Yet Smith presented 62 depositions from persons who voted, that said they voted for him. The final outcome was 2,088 for Espinoza and 2,072 for Smith.

Two More U.S. Tuna Boats Seized


QUITO, Ecuador (UPI) Ecuador reported Monday the capture of two more American tuna boats accused of poaching in territorial waters. The seizures brought to 14 the number of trawlers captured since Jan. 11. The Navy ministry identified the new tuna boats PHNOM PENH (UPI)-Comseized as the Caribbean and the Day Island, both munist troops prowling the of San Diego, Calif. It disclosed at the same time fringes of Phnom Penh hathat Ecuador has collected about $700,000 in fines rassed Cambodian positions 15 and licenses from the seized ships. miles northwest of the capital Ecuador claims its territorial waters extend Monday and U.S. aircraft were 200 miles off-shore while the United States recog- called in to silence them. The nizes only a 12-mile limit for deep sea fishing. curfew here was tightened One of the captured American boats, the Lex- amid new terror bomb scares. ington, still is undergoing repairs in a Guayaquil In southern Cambodia, Camdockyard, the navy said. The Lexington suffered bodian and South Vietnamese bow damage while inadequately anchored, the Navy forces ended a 12-day offensive along Highway 4 between Phnom said. Penh and the seaport of Kompong Thorn, declaring the road open and ready for traffic. Today's Journal

Reds Harass Positions

Heavy Fighting Raging in Laos

German, French Leaders Stress Monetary Union

PARIS (UPI)West German Chancellor Willy Brandt and French President G e o r g e s Pompidou agreed Monday to move towards European Monetary Union step by step, thus removing a major irritant in Franco-German relations. Determimed to restore full harmony in relations, the two leaders sought to resolve other differences concerning EastWest relations and Britain's Common Market membership. Brandt and Pompidou moved Franco-German relations off

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VIENTIANE, Laos (UPI)Conununiques Monday reported heavy fighting between Laotian forces and 1,500 North Vietnamese troops near the Plain of Jars. Three Laotian positions were attacked and there were reports of Communist Chinese military supply planes landing in Laos. The official spokesman for the Laotian Defense Ministry, Gen. Thongphan Knocksy, described the fighting as "very heavy" but gave no details on effects or casualties. He said three battalions of North Vietnamese attacked government positions north, northeast their dead center on European and southeast of the Plain of problems during an hour-long Jars, a vast tract situated in Elysee Palace conversation. It central Laos. Thongphan said six North was the first of three meetings Monday and Tuesday under Vitenamese battalions, identitheir regular bi-annual sum- fied as elements of the 312th mits. Infantry Division, returned to "Our conversation will allow us to move forward on the road northeast Laos in the plain area of monetary and economic last week after four months of union," Brandt told newsmen regrouping and training in later. He said he was "very North Vietnam. He did not satisfied" by the way the talks specify whether the fighting last weekend involved these went. Details of the compromise units but that was the were not immediately disclosed. implication.

PRECIPITATION DATA Amount recorded (or the 24-hour period ending at 4 p.m., none July 1, to date, 3.98 To date last year, 4.17 Normal to date, 3.78 Sunset today, 5:11 p.m. Sunrise tomorrow, 7:12 a.m. FORECAST ' RENO AND VICINITY - F*lr with some high clouds through Wednesday. Mild days. Gentle winds. High <0. Low 25. EASTERN NEVADA Partly cloudy in the north and fair In the south through Wednesday. Mild days. SOUTHERN NEVADA - Fair through Wednesday. A little windy in the afternoons. SIERRA NEVADA Fair through Wednesday. Slightly warmer days. WESTERN NEVADA Occasional cloudiness In the extreme north but fair otherwise through Wednesday. Slightly warmer days. LAKE TAHOE BASIN Fair with some high cloudiness through Wednesday. Mild days. Gentle northerly winds. High in the 40s and low 50s. Low in to 20,

Abandoned Cars Solution Sought

Legislation was introduced Monday to halt the spread of abandoned cars across the countryside in Nevada, Sen. Cliff Young, R-Reno, and Lee Walker, D-North Las Vegas, propose each mototist pay $25-$50 for each car to the State M o t o r Vehicle Department which would set up a revolving fund. When the motorist turns in his car to a junk dealer, he would receive a refund of his fee. Young said over a 10-year period there were 3,500 old cars abandoned alone in Sun Valley north of Reno. The persons who abandoned cars would not receive their refund under this legislation. That money would be used to haul the cars away to junk yards. In a second ecology bill, the State Department of Health, W e l f a r e and Rehabilitation would set up rules towards stopping excessive noist in various parts of Nevada. SB-39, sponsored by Young, Walker, Chic Hecht, R-Las Vegas, Thomas Wilson, D-Reno, and John Foley, D-Las Vegas says, "the legislature finds that excessive noise endangers physical and emotional health and well-being, interferes with legitimate business and recreational activities, increases construction costs, depresses property values, offends the senses, creates public nuisances and reduces the quality of our environment."

Young and Wilson also sponsored SB-41 which protects wild horses and burros. It prohibits the killing of mustangs or burros, but it would allow their capture if it was determined the animals have seriously injured wildlife or agricultural interests. Also introduced in the Senate was a resolution for the legislative commission to study environmental pollution and report to the 1973 Nevada Legislature.

LOS ANGELES (UPI) Charles Manson and three homeless young women he snared into a cuit of free love and bloody death were convicted Monday of first degree murder in the senseless slaughter of actress Sharon Tate and six other helpless victims. The same predominantly middle-aged jury now will decide whether the 36-year-old ex-convict guru and three darkhaired hippie girls will get life imprisonment or death in the gas chamber. "You'll never live to see that day," Manson snarled to Judge Charles J. Older as he was led from a courtroom that was wall to wall with armed deputies. Girls Giggle The girls giggled after the verdicts were read and one said: "Oh, doesn't the jury look sad!" The seven-man, five-woman jury found the self-styled "Jesus Christ" guilty of sending his "robots" out to stab and shoot to death five persons at the Tate home and two others at the residence of wealthy supermarket owner Leno LaBianca. The girls Susan Atkins, 22, Patricia Krenwinkel, 23, and Leslie Van Houten, 21 also were convicted of first degree murder. Miss Van Houten, a former high school beauty queen, was charged only with the LaBianca slayings and conspiracy to commit murder. The four were convicted largely on the eyewitness testimony of tiny blonde Linda Kasabian, who joined the weird commune only a month before the August, 1969, slayings and who was given immunity from prosecution in exchange for turning informer. She was last reported with her mother and two children in New Hampshire. Penalty Phase The penalty phase of the trial will start Thursday. Deputy District Attorney Vincent Bugliosi said he expected to call about 50 witnesses in support of the state demand that all four go to the gas chamber at San Quentin. Manson heard the verdicts in absolute silence but then began calling to the judge: "Hey, pops. Look at me pops." "We weren't allowed to put on a defense, old man," he said. "I think the jury's guilty." The three young women, dressed in blue denim prison dresses with darker blue sweaters, put their heads together and whispered as the verdicts were read by court clerk Gene Darrow. 27 Verdicts It took Darrow 16 minutes to read the 27 separate verdicts which included four counts of conspiracy to commit murder as well as the individual killings. Defense attorney Paul Fitzgerald said the defendants expected the guilty verdicts and that their lawyers were "disappointed but not surprised. "We thought we lost the case when we lost the change of venue motion. We had about as much chance of a fair trial in Los Angeles as Sam Sheppard had in Cleveland."

Three Killed In Explosion

McALESTER, OWa. (UPI)~ Three men were killed and three others injured Monday night when an explosion at the U.S. Naval Ammunition Depot south of McAlester destroyed a deactivatioM furnace awd facility.