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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 5, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather- Chance of light suow lonight, lows 5 lo 15. Highs Sunday 15 to 20. VOLUME 91 NUMBER 361 CITY FINAL 10 CENTS CEDAH RAPIDS, IOWA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UP1, NEW YORK TIMES BRITISH KEEP AIRPORT VIGIL Kidnaped Tot Safe; Girl Held AMARILLO, Texas (AP) John Glenn Lawrence, abducted from his Nevada home Monday, has been rescued by police here and the 15-month-old boy's ba- bysitter has been charged with kidnaping. John and (he siller, identified as Sharon Lee Bancherau, 19, were picked up by police Friday night as they got off a bus from Tucumcari, N. M. Police said the boy appeared to be in good health although (Photo on Picture Page) running a slight fever. He was taken to a hospital for observa- tion. "It's like having him reborn said his mother, Mrs. Stanley Lawrence, at her home in North Las Vegas as she learned that her son had been found. "Sweetest Peace" John is the sole surviving child of the Lawrence couple. Timothy, 6, died of viral pneu- monia 24 hours before John was abducted. One pregnancy had to be terminated and another baby died one day after birth. After police advised that John was safe, Mrs. Lawrence -said: "This is the most chilling, swee- test peace I have ever had. "After I found out I ran into the kitchen, got a cold candle out of the refrigerator and stuck it.in a cake left from Christmas. The candle stands for the re- birth of my baby." -Amarillo Detectives Gerald Jacobs and Gary Richards said they got a tip from New Mexico officials who discovered that Miss Bancherau and the baby had spent Thursday night in the Guadalupe county sheriff's of- fice. Day at Truck Stop New Mexico officials said the girl and baby were picked up after they spent an entire day at a truck stop in Vaughn. They said they did not discover until after she left that an alias used by Miss Bancherau matched one included in an FBI warrant for her arrest. Jacobs quoted her as saying she took the baby because she felt he was not getting proper care from his parents. She was held in the county jail under a bond recom- mended by the FBI office in Dallas. Crash Kills 7 of Family AUBURNDALE, Fla. (AP) A couple and five of their eight children were killed early today when a car smashed head-on into their Volkswagen bus. The occupant of the other vehicle was also killed. The three surviving children of the Dana Smith family of Winter Haven, Fla., were listed in serious condition. Police said the driver of a Ford sedan was traveling at high speed when he crossed the center line and smashed into the VW on a curve. He' was Michael Labun, 22, of Auburndale. SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) President Nixon's personal ejection of broad-scale senate Vatergate committee subpoenas or tapes and documents ap- arently will stand, even if the ommiltee scales down its de- mands. Nixon New Atfomey General Tel-ohsttj William Saxbe, former senator from Ohio, is sworn in as U.S. attorney general. In the center is Mrs. Saxbe and administering the oath is Robert Duncan, former Ohio supreme court justice. At the conclusion of the ceremony, Saxbe summoned Sen. Harold Hughes who is leaving politics to become c religious worker, to pray for the success of the new cabinet member. Humphrey into Hospital After Tumor Treated WASHINGTON (AP) Sena- tor Hubert Humphrey has been hospitalized for follow-up exam- inations reportedly resulting from two months of treatment for a possible malignant bladder tumor. Humphrey, 62, checked into the Bethesda Naval Medical Center Friday, but spokesmen there said they had no word on his condition. The Minnesota Democrat's physician, Dr. Edgar Berman, was quoted in Saturday's Min- neapolis Tribune as saying Humphrey would receive three or four days of examinations to determine if X-ray therapy he has been receiving has dam- aged his general condition. Berman told the Tribune he was about 70 percent sure the tumor itself had been destroyed by the treatments. He said Humphrey has undergone twice- yearly bladder examinations since detecting blood in his urine in the late 1960s. An abnormal but non-can- cerous growth was diagnosed during periodic samplings of sus- pect tissue in the intervening years, but the tissue "looked a little more invasive" and "sort of borderline" when last studied in September, the physician told the newspaper. Humphrey, vice-president from 1965 to 1969, underwent about 25 X-ray treatments late last year while continuing to carry a full work load in the senate, Berman said. Mrs. Humphrey said earlier Friday that the senator entered Ihe hospital because "he hasn't been feeling well and wanted to find out why." An aide said he lad complained of stomach problems. Says Gold Dumped Back in Sea ISLAMORADA, Fla. Divers are. ready to search for to in gold and silver artifacts lhat a treasure hunter claims to have dumped back into the ocean off the Florida keys. Diver Tom Gurr was shown Friday on TV dumping what he said was treasure he had recov- ered in the last year from the 250-year-old wreck of the Span- ish galleon San Jose. The state of Florida claims 25 percent of the value of any treasure found in state water and the searchers keep 75 per- cent. So Gurr was charged late Fri- day with grand larceny and was being held in the county jail on bond, police said. He could not be reached for comment, but a friend and fel- low diver, marine archaeologist Robert Marx, said that, if Gurr did throw away the treasure, it was probably because he "couldn't get the state to divide it, so he couldn't sell it and was broke." "Broke No Laws" State officials said Gurr had contracted with the state to  airing the constitutional func- ions of the office of the presi- dency." Nixon also argued that it vould "serve no legislative pur- iose which I can discern" and :ould impair the work of the special Watergate prosecutor, ..eon Jaworski. Secret Meeting The President said he took his stand on important constitu ional grounds, adding, "I re- cognize that in the current en- vironment there may be some Gerald Warren said St. Clair met secretly with Nixon here Monday and participated in the decision to reject the subpoenas. In Washington, Ervin respond- ed that "there's nothing in the Constitution of the United States' lhat gives the President the power to withhold information concerning political activities or information concerning illegal activities." In a statement issued through his office, Ervin said the com- mittee search for evidence was onfined to those two categories. New Fight Nixon's rebuff appeared eer- ain to lead to a new court fighl iver access to While House doc uments and tapes of his private conversations. The committee reportedly wil move in court Monday to amenc complaint in an earlier sui before U. S. District Judge Job I. Sirica that related to fiv tapes the committee has sough since June. The White Hous would have 10 days to respond. Warren said he could not prc diet the next legal move an declined to predict whethf Nixon would carry any fight the supreme court if necessary, attempt to distort my position is only an effort to withhold in- brmation." Deputy Press Secretary Cocktails-and-Tape Case Probed Two Die in Oil Facility Blast DALE, 111. (AP) A crude oil fire continued to burn at a Texaco facility Saturday follow- ing an explosion Friday after- noon that killed two men. The cause has not been established. Chuckle Argument: Two people try- Ing to get in Ihe last word first. Dies in Collision with Auto Driven by Wife PIPESTONE, Minn. (AP) A fanner was killed Friday night whan the car he was driving collided head-on with one driven by his wife. The victim was Albertus Van- dcrpool, 35, who was alone in his car. The other vehicle, driven by Jeannctte Vnmlcrpocl, 311, also carried (heir son, Grog, 10. The two were hospitalized in fair condition. The accident occurred on a county road a qunrlcr-mllc from the Vnmlcrpoel home. WASHINGTON (AP) The District of Columbia Bar Assn. is investigating an in- cident in which a lawyer for Ralph Nader played a White House tape at a party. The justice department is pondering whether to take in- dependent action against the I a w y c r William Dobrovir. "No decision has been one official said. Dobrovir declined to answer any about the inves- tigation. "I have no comment, he said. Ho is refusing to allow newsmen into his offices pend- ing the outcome of the affair. Associates any he is seeking an attorney to represent him in any disciplinary proceed- ings. In the liar association probe, legal authorities said, Dobro- vir probably will face no worse than a censure motion, if that. They said suspension and disbarment appear un- likely. Fred Grahowsky, counsel for the association's discipli- nary board, said he decided lo investigate the incident after hearing about it on the radio. "The matter is under con- he said. "We will take the action we feel appro- priate." Dobrovir won the tape after n lengthy court fight, then played five minutes of it for seven friends at a salami-aml- cocktail gathering in George- town, a fashionable section of Washington. He later apologized lo the judge in the case and said "I made a foolish mistake." The judge, William Jones, ordered Dobrovir to refrain from making premature re- lease of material in the case bill look no disciplinary ac- tion, lie said Ihe justice de- parlmenl could direct any complaints about Dobrovir's behavior to the association. The department's decision now apparently rests with At- torney General Saxbc, sworn in Friday. The White House has repeat- edly referred to the incident critically, and Press Secre- tary Ronald L. Ziegler once suggested thai Dobrovir may have broken the law. Dobrovir won Ihe tape and some other documents in a Ralph Nader suit accusing the administration of granting a 1971 milk price increase as a political payoff M in c a m p a i g n donations from three giant dairy co-opera- tives, The recording was made March 23, 1971, as President Nixon and high administration officials met with a group of dairymen. May Have Some Trouble Sighting Kohoutek Tonigh SPACE CENTER, Housto (AP) Tonight is the nigh Kohoutek, once billed as th "comet of the was I have blazed across earth's sky. But it has dimmed rapidly and observers may have a han ime finding it. The Skylab 3 astronauts, who lave the best view of the cornel Vom their orbiting station, re- rort it has lost most of its r i 11 i a n c e and is now no >righter than an ordinary star. Four days ago it was at least iO times brighter. Many astronomers predicted inly a few weeks ago that Ko- wutck would produce a striking lisplay in earth's twilighl sky letween tonight and Wednes- day. More Data Astronauts Gerald Carr, Wil- iam Pogue and Edward Gibson lave been charting its path and ihotographing it for several veeks as it swung around the un and headed back toward :eep space. They had some peclacular views from above :arth's distorting atmosphere. "From a scientific viewpoint, t is still the comet of the centu- y because, thanks to Skylab, ve have more data than has ever been collected on the com- position of a said one astronomer. "But from a viewing stand' point here on earth it's not liv- ing up to advance billing. The average ground observer may have a difficult time seeing it. "The comet looks in bright- ness now about like Col. 7.) Irving Moved to Halfway House NEW YORK (AP) Clifford Irving, author of the faked auto- biography of billionaire Howard Hughes, has been transferred from federal prison lo a halfway house. At the Manhattan Community Treatment Center, a spokesman said Friday, Irving will be granted passes to visit his fami- ly. Mis wife is in Switzerland, awaiting retrial of a conviction for her role in the hoax. She served a term in this country and was sentenced to two years on Ihe Swiss convic- tion last March. Their two children are expect- ed to be brought here from Spain to be with their father during his hours of freedom. The spokesman said the pur- pose of Irving's confinement .Vre is "to help him adjust to his impending release from prison." lie is due for parole Ken. 14. Call Troops To Counter Terrorists LONDON (AP) The British my ringed London's Heathrow rport with armored cars, light nks and hundreds of soldiers aturday in an apparent al- mpt to guard against terrorist Hacks. 'This is part of the contingency lans that have been prepared o deal with Scot- and Yard said. The show of force came as the overnment prepared to press barges against three suspected errorists accused of conspiring possess guns and ammuni- ion. The three one of whom has leen identified as Allison Thomp- son, IB, a model and waitress Tom Santa Barbara, Calif. were scheduled to appear in court later Saturday. Troops were guarding the courthouse as well. First Indication The disposition of soldiers and armor at the airport was the first indication how seriously the government is" treating the possibility of terrorist attacks. Britain normally does not maintain guards at airports and British police usually carry no guns. Police said Miss Thompson and Abdelkhir EI-Hakkaoui, 25, of Morocco were arrested a week ago, at London airport after the Californian arrived with five automatic pistols and ammunition in her luggage. Atler Naseem, 21, of Pakistan vas seized when he arrived on Monday. Both the Moroccan and the Jakistani had been students at anta Barbara Community col- ege. Police sources said detectives ucstioning the three believe ley may be part of a Moroccan rganization dedicated to the verthrow of pro-Western King assan II. The Times of London aid they were part of a plot to II or kidnap the Moroccan am- assador, Abdellah Chorfi. Another Detained The police sources said. the iree appeared to have no coll- ection with such known Arab errorist organizations as Al atah and Black September. Another American woman, all and about 25, was detained y Branch detectives Friday for uestioning about international errorism after she arrived on a umbo jet from New York. Po- ce refused to name her but aid she was a "known as- ociatc" of the other three. There had been reports Prime linister Heath's government ould only deport the three, oping to stave off terrorist rc- risals in event they were tried nd jailed. But newspapers and politicans ailed for a trial, warning gainst passing British respon- bilities on to other govern- icnls. In Santa Barbara, M i s s tiompson's aunt, Melissa Mer- in, 29, said the girl spent hristmas eve with her and icn left for New York where le said she had a "modeling iterview." Italian Quakes ASSISI, Italy (AP) Two earth tremors jolted this town Saturday, opening cracks on several old buildings. Today's Index Church :i Comics B Courthouse 2 Crossword B Daily Itceonl 2 Deaths 2 Editorial Features....... 1 Financial 12 Marion 12 Movies 7 Sports Television 8 Wiint Ads................13-15   

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