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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 19, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather- Chance of drizzle to- ll lg hi, lows In 30s. Cloady Sunday, highs in 30s. CITY FINAL 10 CENTS KM'IOS; .IOWA SATUHIMY- JANUAHY 19- 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS. YORK TIMES 13 Reported Missing in Ship Crash NEW ORLEANS (AP) woman and her 5-year-old so were among about 13 person still missing Saturday after a oil tanker and a freighter collie cd in light fog and burst int flames on the Mississippi rive Friday. Two persons wer killed. Rescuers in helicopters an boats waited for fog to lift be fore resuming the search for tin missing from the tanker Ko; (Photo on Picture Pnge) Trader loaded with tons of fuel oil, gasoline and avi ation fuel and the Norwegiai freighter Baune, carrying alu minum ore. Poor visibility also hinderei coast guard firefighting boats a: they ringed the ships, which collided near a wildlife refuge about 75 miles south of New Orleans. "I don't think this has reall. affected the game a coast guard spokesman said "There was no major pollution associated with it." Cl Rescued The missing woman's husbanc and another son were among the 61 persons rescued Fridaj after the ships collided. The Baune's second engineer John -Sggen, 44, said his wife 42, and two sons, 13 and 5, were aboard as part of a holiday trip. After .the collision, he said, left my wife and children aric went to the cabin to get our life vests. But when I returned could see nothing because of al the emoke. .1 found my oldesi boy but I couldn't find my wife and the little one." Eggen and the older boy were rescued from a lifeboat by the coast guard. A coast guard spokesman sale confusion over the number of persons aboard, compounded by language problems, left in doubl the number missing. Indications were that 13 remained unac- counted for, he said. The Key Trader, owned by the Keystone Tankship Corp. of Wilmington, Del., and the Baune locked together on im- pact in a wide stretch of river beside the Delta Migratory Wa- terfowl Refuge. "Quite a Blast" "There was quite an explosion that sent flames 200 to 300 feel in the said James Bartee, assistant manager of the refuge. The upper deck of the Baune was burned out, and fires con- tinued to burn in the forward holds of the tanker. Mel Harrison of Monahans, Texas, aboard the tanker, said, "The starboard part, of the ship was completely in flames. Dark- smoke covered the whole ship." He said they lowered the life- boat and 30 men' jammed aboard. Then Capl. William Taylor boarded, the last to leave. Burning oil leaked .into the river, and 'firefighters sprayed foam on it to prevent a burning slick from moving downriver. The oil extended a mile below the ship but broke up in turbu- lent water. King in Hospital OSLO (AP) Norway's King Olav, 70, suffering from pneu- monia, has been admitted to a hospital, the palace announced Saturday. "Making Progress On WASHINGTON dent Nixon said Saturday tha "I am glad to be able to repor that we are making solid prog ress" in dealing with tlv energy crisis. If the American people con linue to cooperate, he said in a nationwide radio broadcast "we can avoid hardships thii winter and we can avoid gai rationing this spring. "It is your sacrifice that is making the difference. You deserve the credit with continued cooperation, wi all have good reason to hopi for the best. I will do all in my power to avoid gas ration ing." Gas Saving Nixon said that, although the Arab oil embargo continues, th nation has received some oi which was not expected. He. said that the voluntary }an on gasoline sales on Sun day resulted in consumption during December which was )crcent below expectations. Ant the plea to lower home tern peratures, he said, resulted in a fuel saving of 16 percent in homes surveyed in New England alone. He reported also that use 01 electricity has declined 10 per China Expels 5 Russians; Spy Charge TOKYO (AP) China Satur lay said it ordered expulsion o ive Russians on charges they engaged in spy activities in the "oviet embassy in Peking, the ifficial Hsinhua news agency The Soviet foreign ministry aid it knew nothing about the lase. The Chinese broadcast said Secretary V. I. Marchenko md his wife, Third Secretary U. i. Scmenov and his wife, and A. L Kolosov, an interpreter in .the ffice of the Soviet military at- ache, left China Saturday after- broadcast said Vice- Today's Index Church Comics J Courthouse 2 Crossword llnlly Hccorcl......... 2 Dentils.............. 2 Kdllnrlnl Features 4 Fimincinl............. Ill Mnrlnn Movies Sports 't Television 1 Want Ads H-III loon. The 'oreign Minister Yu Chan sum- moned Soviet Ambassador V. S. 'olstikov Saturday morning and anded him a protest note. Soviet Contact "On the. evening of Jan. 15, ic five made secret contact with Soviet-sent agent Li Hung- hu and another person in the utskirts of Peking handing ver and receiving intelligence, o u n I e r revolutionary docu- ncnls, radio transmitter and re- eivcr, communication timeta- Ic, means of secret writing, orgcd border passes and other icilities and money for espio- age activities. "They were caught by Chin- se public security personnel nd militiamen. With culprits ml material evidence at hand, loir crimes are conclusively stablishcd." The broadcast claimed Soviet m b assy officials "using arious legal cloaks and abus- g diplomatic privileges, have igagcd in espionage in China ndcr the direction of Soviet ulhoritics." Most Frantic" 11. accused the Soviets of "stealing secret intelligence and surreptitiously setting up counter revolutionary organiza- tions aimed at subverting the dictatorship of Ihe proletariat in China. Their criminal activities have been most frantic." Yu's note said such espionage activities "are wholly incom- patible with normal functions of diplomatic personnel." It snid the Russians had "trampled on accepted principles of Interim- I i o n a 1 lnw" and "violated China's sovereignly." "These fuels show Ihe utter hypocrisy of the Soviet authori- ties' claim that they want to normalize rclalions between Ihe Soviet Union nnd the note Mid. He said the nation has bee fortunate in that the wealhe thus far this winter has beei warmer than normal. Nixon said rumors that gaso line prices will rise to gallon are just as ridiculous, a; he put it, as the predictions tha bread prices may reach t loaf. Oil Companies The American people canno afford to pay such prices, In said, and he assured his hearer that they will not have to pa; them. He pledged that he will do ev erything in his power to see tha the major oil companies do no make unconscionable profits a, a result of the fuel shortage. When congress reconvenes oi Monday, he said, he will urge i to act immediately on a law t avoid windfall profits. Nixon said he will propos also legislation to require the oi companies to provide a full an constant inventory of costs, re serves and the like. Meantime he said, he has directed th Federal Energy Office to con duct full audits of the records o all major oil companies, and has several hundred agents in the field. "Snow Job" If their reports are not sati factory, he said, he will ask th heads of the major oil compa nies to meet with him in Wasl ington and discuss the matter. "I shall not allow the Amer can people to be the victim of snow job Nixon said. He disputed speculation tha the energy crisis doesn't reall exist. "The shortages are genu he said. "They may be come more severe and they ar potentially therefore danger DUE." He said the nation must move forward in efforts to achieve self-sufficiency, and meanwhile has asked leaders of th major oil-consuming countries ;o send representatives to Wash ington Feb. 11 to discuss theii mutual problems. "Sole Master" He promised that he will sen: congress a broad package ol lew energy initiatives designec o achieve self-sufficiency. "We can and will achieve the great goal of Project Indepen- dence, where energy is con- Nixon said. "We, the American people, will be the sole master of our fate." Driver Stricken, Child Halts Bus GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) itate police say a 10-year-old ioy climbed into the driver's eat and halted a school bus :arrying 45 students after the iperator suffered a fatal heart iltack. The bus was traveling uphill ibout 45 miles per hour on In- erstatc 5 Friday when driver :uth Bond, 54, toppled from her cat, police said. "I ran up and put the brakes n and turned the key fth-gradcr Jack Wytcherley old officers. Sunk In Duel Over islands UPI Tslcuholo TAPE EXPERT Richard Bolt, head of the technicians who conducted Watergate tape tests, leaves U.S. district court In Washington during a break in the hearings. At the right is Thomas Stockham, another technician. Tape Case WASHINGTON (AP) Citing he "distinct possibility of ,un- awful conduct on the part of one or more U.S. Dis- rict Judge John J. Sirica Fri- lay referred the case of the appropriate." White House lawyers had rec- ommended such a move Nov. 21, the. day they notified the judge of the existence of the gap. noted that the court apparently never had ion-existent and damaged Wa- when asked if President ergate tapes to a grand jury. He said he would consider it 'a dereliction of duty io termi- ate the present inquiry without urther action of any sort. Sub- tantial questions remained un- inswered." Within an hour, the White House issued a statement say- ng: would be wrong to onclude on the basis of Judge irica's decision that .any indi- idual within the White House is uilty of impropriety or wrong- oing in the handling of the Wa- ergate tapes. "Further, the American pco- tle should -bear in mind that le focus of the investigation by le federal grand jury is pri- narily how the tape may have een erased, not what the tape ontained." St. Clair Comment James D. St. Clair, the Boston awyer who recently took com- land of the White House legal cam working on the tapes case, ailed Sirica's move "entirely Nixon would testify if called by the grand jury, St. Clair said, "If a subpoena is issued to him, we'll deal with it at that time." Technically, Sirica's order re- ferred the matter to the special Watergate prosecutor, Leon Ja- worski, with a recommendation that the prosecutor consider a grand jury probe. Jaworski immediately re- sponded: "It is our purpose inj conjunction with the FBI to conduct an exhaustive investi- gation into all phases of the matter and any relevant infor- mation will be referred to the grand jury." Began Oct. 31 Sirica announced his decision on the 19th day of hearings that began last Oct. 31, into what had happened to tapes of sub- loenaed presidential conversa- ions about Watergate. On Oct. 30 the White House in- 'ormed him that two of the sub- Jocnacd conversations the Pres- dcnt had agreed to turn over to been recorded. They were a telephone con- versation on June 20, 1972, be- tween Nixon and former Attor- ney General John N. Mitchell and an April 15, 1973, meeting j between the President and former White House counsc John W. Dean. The White House said the con- versation with Mitchell look place on a telephone not includ- ed in the taping system and the April meeting went unrecordec due to a breakdown in the sys- tem. Long Gap Far more difficult to explain was the gap in the tape of a June 20. 1972, conver- sation between the. President and then-White House chief of staff H. R. Haldeman. It.took place three days after the breakin at Democratic national headquarters and the obliterat- ed segment contained all refer- ences to the incident. Rose Mary Woods, the Pres- ident's personal secretary, has testified that she thought she might have caused part of that gap when she accidentally (Continued: Page 2. Col. 5.) 'Devil Expelled'' by Ancient SAN FRANCISCO (UPt) A Jesuit priest said Friday that he performed the ancient Roman Catholic rite of exor- cism to expel a devil that harassed a young family by throwing shoes and setting towels afire. The Rev. Karl Pazell said the recent case of a young couple and their 2-year-old child who experienced "at- tacks of the devil" was one of two for which Archbishop Jo- seph McGiickcn approved the ritual to drive off Satan. Pnzcll, 57, said'Ihe family was so harassed by Ihe "dis- turbances caused by the evil one" that it could get only two hours' sleep n night, Just be- fore dnwn. Disturbances included "throwing around of shoes, breaking windows, putting towels on fire, hilling them and thousands of other dirty he said. Pazclt performed (lie first exorcism rite last Aug. and followed Eiiit on 13 oilier oc- casions until "Ihe last one, on Sept. 18, set them free." The rite includes the words, "1 command you, whoever you are, unclean spirit, and all of your associates obsess- ing Iliis friend of God 1 command you to obey in all these things nor ever again of- fend this creature of God." Pac.clt, pastor of Our Lrnly of Fallma church and director of I h n Catholic Russian center, said he performed (lie rite alone but was assisted by "hundreds and hundreds of people praying." He was called into Ihe case by a nun, one of several reli- gious and medical officials the family asked for help. The case developed after circulation of the popular novel, "The Exorcist" but be- fore local showing of the con- troversial film of the same name. Pazell said there was ;m im- portant difference between the family's experience and the movie plot. In Ihe film a young girl was the victim of demonic possession in which "the dnvil takes over Ihe bodi- ly functions of the victim." The priest said the family experienced "possession" in which "the devil is not in the people but around the peo- ple." The family lives in Daly City, a San Francisco suburb. Pazcll said it was the first ex- orcism he had performed but that since he has performed another in Sacramento. Catholic officials avoided comment on Ihe Daly City case. The archdiocosan com- munications conler said nu- merous calls hnvc been re- ceived since the movie's open- ing from persons fearing they were possessed by the devil. However, a spokesman snid many turned out to lie emo- tionally disturbed people. SAIGON (UPI) South Vict- am fought land and battles rilh Communist China Saturday ear an isolated atoll in the outh China sea. The Saigon ommand reported sinking a Jhinesc gunboat, but said one f its warships was sunk and nother damaged. It said two navy commandos 'ore killed and two wounded in land clash with Chinese The two ships reported unk in the two-hour naval bat- e each were believed to have arried crews of more than 100 men. The battle was near an island n the Paracel group, a desolate rchipelago about 200 miles east f South Vietnam's central oast. Vietnam and China have isputed the sovereignty of the slands for more than 150 years. The South Vietnamese foreign ministry called the battle brutal act of war by Commu list China against an indepen ,ent and sovereign nation." "Defeated Many" The statement warned: "I .he course of their history, th Vietnamese people have defea ed many foreign aggressors Today, the government and pet pie of the Republic of (South Vietnam are no less determine to defend the integrity of the national territory." The battle "once again poin to the expansionist and imper alistic policy consistently pu sued by Communist China, illustrated by its annexation Tibet, invasion of Korea and a tacks against the mi istry said. The New China news ageni did not mention the clash on i regular broadcast monitored Hong Kong. Nationalist China Saturday i sued a statement reasserting il claim to the Paracels. But o. ficial sources said it would no send troops to the area "now oi in the foreseeable future." Fishermen Ousted What began with expulsion ol i Communist Chinese fisher- men from the islands two days ago threatened to escalate into a major crisis. The Saigon command said a South Vietnamese ship was hit probably by a Styx surface-to- urface missile and eank. It said South Vietnamese war- ships pounded a Chinese ground force with naval guns, "likely" causing heavy casualties. Both ships believed sunk were former U.S. navy coastal patrol escorts, which carry crews of just over 100. The Chinese seized some when they took over the mainland in 1949. The U.S. navy turned some over to South Vietnam during its in- volvement in the Indo-China ministry said Saigon ordered 18 Chinese fishermen off the is- lands this week. They were es- corted by naval ships. "No Interest in WASHINGTON (UPI) The stale department said it was "concerned" about reports of fighting over the Paracel Is- lands but added that the U. S. plans no immediate action. Spokesmen said: "We have no interest in the islands or in defending anybody's particular claim to them." The clash did put the U. S. in an awkward position because of its long-time alliance with South Vietnam and its more recent ef- forts to establish friendly rela- ons with China. Declines Answer Spokesmen said the fighting ad not resulted in U. S. mili- ary movements and they ex- e c t e d none. A Pentagon pokesman declined to answer [uestions on the current loca- ions of Seventh fleet vessels hat normally. patrol in the iouth China sea. The South Vietnamese would be using U.S.-supplied vessels and other military equipment in any new fighting and it was considered possible the govern- ment would discourage the South Vietnamese from pursuing a course leading to confrontation with China. The state department had'not been, in communication with the Saigon government in the first hours after the fighting was reported. Ships Retreat The South Vietnamese navy "disengaged" at noon, retreat- ing behind islands of the chain, the Saigon command said. By late afternoon, the two navies were about six miles from each other, well within gun range. Saigon said Chinese forces opened fire on a South Vietnam- ese patrol on Duncan island, one of the Paracels, at a.m. two commandos were killed and !wo wounded. Communist ca- sualties were not known. At a.m., 'the command said, "a Chinese Communist pa- rol craft, opened fire on Ihe Vietnamese n a Tran Khanh Du. The destroyer was therefore forced to return ire in self-defense, selling Ihe Chinese Communist craft afire. The destroyer suffered light damage." HOUSTON (UPI) A bandit trying to rob a grocery aturday took 13 hostages, fired ome shots inside the store and egan bargaining with authori- es. Police, who surrounded the ore, said apparently no one as hurt. A spokesman said e shots were fired "to let us low he means business." The spokesman said the gun- an had seen police atop build- gs in the area and threatened kill the hostages one after [other if they were not re- oved. The police on the build- gs were either removed or dden. J.S. Diplomat Roughed Up in Soviet Scuffle WASHINGTON (UPI) The ate department said Saturday at the U.S. vice-consul in cningrad was roughed up in a reel scuffle with unidentified ussians and has returned to e U.S. with his family. The department said David horer, 33, a native of Connec- aut, was taken to a Soviet lice station after the Jan. 10 cident and released after he t in touch with his fellow dip- mats. :t denied he was beaten and said he suffered no serious inju- ries. Protests have been made to Soviet authorities in both Mos- and Washington, the dc- deslroycr partment said. Hnslrnvnr More Troops The Saigon command said one ompany and one platoon of Chinese troops about 125 men landed on Duncan and more government forces were ordered into Ihe archipelago. South Vietnam has main- inhwd a small force of mili- liamen on Robert island in the Pnracels for several yeans, and las occasionally manned a weather station. The South Vietnamese foreign There was no explanation why its account of the incident was held up for a week. Strict Controls TOKYO (AP) Japanese of- ficials decided Saturday to order strict car emission con- trols in three phases beginning April I, 1975. Chuckle With all (he modern equip- ment now, about the only thing in a household that Is hand-washed these days is the people. -Cwvrldht   

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