Cedar Rapids Gazette, January 20, 1974, Page 2

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 20, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa TEACHER SALARY PACKAGEHoi Ii Sides S<>e Souk* 11 nil flans (In Section A)VOLGA LAKE FUNDINGI'rojecl JSol (dil, (ftHeidis Claim (In Section B) Sec+i ion Weather- Main likely early today, diminishing ibis afternoon. Millis, up. per .'Ilfs. I<o\vs tonight, 15 to 20. VOLUME 92 NUMBER ll Os? rn f (‘cine npitls (JE DAR RABI OS. IOWA, SUMMY, .JANUARY 20, 1974 CITY FINAL 35 CENTS ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMESEGYPT DEFENDS TROOP DEAL Police Capture Gunman, Free 13 HOUSTON (AP) — A gunman of the car and stuck their guns who held 13 hostages in a super- through a window at the gun-market tor IO hours was cap man, who they said was point-tured Saturday night shortly mg a gun to the head of one of after he made his getaway, po- his hostages, lice said. Police said the gunman, iden tified as Wesley Earl Evans, 22, a twice-convicted felon, was captured on a dirt road just off a freeway north of downtown Houston. One of the three hostages the gunman had taken with him when he fled the Kroger supermarket in North Houston was slightly wounded when she was hit as the gunman tired out the rear window of the car at pursuing police, officers said. "I stuck a carbine in his ear and my partner had a pistol aimed at his chest. We told him to put down the gun.” Stone said. He said the officers and the gunman faced each other for about 45 seconds, and then the gunman surrendered. would be rob- Police had first said the gunman was    captured    on the freeway, and    then    said    it was at a hardware store. They later gave the dirt road location. They said the injured hostage, identified as Frieda Lummus, The    two    other    hostages and was taken    to a    local    hospital for the gunman were uninjured.    treatment    of a    head    wound. The The capture came not long third hostage was identified as after Evans and his three hos- Dianne Lewis. tages had fled the supermarket Previously Convicted in an unmarked police car pro-vided bv authorities on demand * 0 0 sa , fjVans ortho gunman.    charged with aggravated bery and aggravated kidnaping. I runsmitter    They said he had previously Police said they pursued the been convicted and served pris-gunman and his hostages by fol- <>a sentences for auto theft and lowing sounds from a transmit-pulling a fire alarm without ter that had been hidden in the reason. unmarked car.    During    the time between the They said the car travelled on supermarket getaway and the the freeway, then turned oft on capture, police said the gunman a dead-end dirt road.    used a radio in the unmarked “He tried to back out, but he car t() saV he had shnt I)oss was boxed in by a police car fol- and would kill him unless po-, lowing him,’’ a police inspector *'r(‘ stopped •be chase, said. He said Det. Virgil Stone Tht‘ caPturc of the gunman and another officer jumped out (Continued: Page 3, Col. 2 ) Kissinger Begins Talks VZ Uh Jordan's Hussein CAIRO (UPI) — Egypt Satur- Syrian capital, Sadat flew to Ku-day defended its troop disen- wait where he met with Engagement agreement against waifs ruler, Shiek Sabah as-Arab criticism, and said it re- Salam as-Sabah. They sche-mains committtcd to disen- duled another meeting for Sun-gagement along the Syrian day. front, complete Israeli with-    \yor(j drawal from occupied Arab lands and ensuring the rights of I bere was no immediate word the Palestinians.    whether    Sadat’s efforts in Da mascus on behalf of a Syrian settlement were successful. A senior official accompanying Kissinger said he thought the Syrians “have not made a basic decision to discuss disengagement with Israel.” He added that Kissinger would again try to persuade Assad to exchange lists of war prisoners ,,*p.    4    .    with Israel as a first step to- The    troop    disengagement    war(j such negotiations. agreement    is    not a    political    ac-    , ,    ...    _ curd or a separate Egyptian set-    Kissinger s last visit    to    Dania, dement " the statement said    *cu*'    ln    mid-December,    failed to A statement issued by the Arab Socialist Union <ASU). Egypt’s only political party, said t h e agreement which was signed with Israel Friday is “not a separate Egyptian (-Israeli settlement.” The statement was issued after an emergency session of the union’s general secretariat. “Egypt IS fully committed to the Produce 'he POW list exchange separation of troops along the Synan lcadcrs *»* lt tan comi (fontinued Page 3, Col. 5) qui ration ot troops along Syrian front, as a step toward the withdrawal of Israeli forces from the Golan Heights.” Jetted to Jordan -UPI Telephoto Flood Debris Crewmen for the Southern Pacific railroad began the long task of digging through tons of drift-wood and other debris left on the tracks near Pollard Flat, Calif., by the flooding Sacramento river. More than $135 million worth of damage was done by the floods in northern California, Oregon and Idaho. Chinese Mias Bomb Disputed Isles Jury Acquits with of Bomb Charge France Lets Franc Float on World Mart PARIS (API — The French d'Estaing said France will government decided Saturday to shelter this reserve, conserve its reserves of foreign currency by in effect allowing the franc to float free, affected onlv by supply and demand. The move was motivated by concern over the crippling effect of skyrocketing oil prices. Government spokesman Jean Philippe Lecat said the franc would be set adrift and the government would not support it on international markets for the next six months. ‘•Serious Drawback” SAIGON (UPI)--Chinese air sharp fighting Saturday that covered sandbar, the force Migs bombed Vietnamese- caused casualties on both sides said. occupied islands of the disputed    .    .    ■    .. T, K    „    . v    and    resulted    in    the Paracels group Sunday morning sources the battle area, and two South Vietnamese soldiers were killed atolls, fighting broke out on “probable” sinking of a Chinese!^    shjps    incjuding I theist one of the i^lcUlds ship, spokesmen Sclid.    tfnmar    micctlo    hnatc and Chinese troops ianded on *uo Vietnamese ships the at Ie Robert — and six South Vietnamese .soldiers were killed and 16 wounded in the first minutes of the battle, the sources in Saigon said. Under an agreement reached! Robert, occupied by with the U.S. and its Common militia lin t. is one of the Market partners last spring,Iternmost islands of the group ; sinking of Military sources said a Viet- fndJ;W0 woanded- said Lt_ Lo1 Heights front and plan? ins and the namese destroyer and an escort jC runf * *(>n the Saigon damascus on Sunday r rl 7 ship were knocked out by fire command. The South Vietnam-)wilh Syrian Presider Meanwhile. Secretary of State n    I Kissinger jetted to the Jor D 0 C K danian resort of Aqaba on Saturday to inform King Hussein of J he EgypUan-lsraeh disen-, Easement pact and discuss the NEW ORLEANS (UPI) — •next moves toward permanent Byron Dc La Beckwith, tried peace in the Middle East.    twice but never convicted of as- Kissinger emerged .smiling sassinating civil rights leader from his jet after Hussein, fly- Medgar Evers in 1963. was acing alone in a helicopter, buzzed quitted Saturday of charges he .he aircraft in greeting as it carried a ticking time bomb into taxied to a half.    New Orleans last Sept. 27. Kissinger is seeking similar Beckwith promptly declared disengagement of Israeli and his entire five-month ordeal was Syrian forces on the Golan the result of a “deeply laid to fly to plot.” for talks Beckwith, 53, a Mississippi Hafez farm machinery salesman, was ,_____ ,____ _______nt t. ,    ,.    _____ ___________... ________ cse shelled tho isbnd after Assad.    found innocent by an eight-man, ship, spokesmen said.    Komar class missile boats.    eln® Pus 0 0 0 1 • c sai    President    Sadal    of    Egypt, who fcur-woman jury after two days Vietnam ordered its big naval chinse made no mention!    Viet    Warplanes?    |has pledged to work with Kis- of deliberations, task force out of the Paracels of ship losses and only said the Radio Saigon said in an un- sin£er ,n Sating an agreement The Greenwood. Miss., resi-back to South Vietnam following Vietnamese killed and wounded confirmed report that South ^r0m Assad, flew into Damascus (jent also faces state charges in .    u.e—         *    trja| not France was committed to permit the franc to float within a fixed margin up or down. Beyond this margin, the Central Bank of France had to intervene. lf the franc was losing its value, France had to spend dollars and other foreign currencies to soak up the unwanted francs on the international mar- Troop Landing , the battles, but replaced it with aa undisclosed number of Chin- Vietnamese warplanes took part a day bcf®re Klssin£er and nic1 connection with the case. A „man a group of smaller ships.    cse    fishermen.    The Vietnamese    with Assad to pave the way. [date on those charges has he wes President Thieu abruptly can- also said an unknown number of (Continued i age 3. Col 2> Alter nearly ll) horns in the been set. Senator Disowns Measure To Ax Official Limousines (•cled a trip to the field to visit men were missing from the front-line troops and remained sunken ships. in Saigon to keep in touch with Earlier a Chinese naval task Military sources said lour    the situation, political sources    force with guided missile battled Migs made bombing runs on    said.    South Vietnamese ships Satur three islands, then flew cover    Two    Others    day in the South China sea. The for the troop landings.    Saigon command said a 60-man I WASHINGTON (AP) — Sena-    ment,    but    a    "colossal fake,” he One of the jets made a pass at    In addition to the    one    battle    Chinese vessel was sunk and a    tor William Proxnure (D*WitO,    said    Saturday a Vietnamese navy ship trying    on Robert, Chinese    and    Viet-    South Vietnamese patrol boat    has disowned the Proxmtre anta steam toward the threatened    namese forces faced    each    other    with IOO men aboard was hit by    ti-limousitie amendment in the islands, driving the vessel away, on two other tiny islands —• a missile and feared lost    mu    ...x-jUma    Nov lb, he t-aid. the amend- the sources said.    Duncan and Hoang Sa. separate Chinese and South Vietnam “Well, of course it was the I result of a deeply laid plot. It had to be.” Beckwith said. “But as was pointed out. there are people who are in high places who know how this came about.” The government claimed during the week-long trial that bv the senate last'Beckwith wanted to plant the dynamite bomb at the home of emergency energy bill awaiting *w'- l0( ne **lQ' mc amenu* Adolph Botnick. regional direc-final congressional action.    ment would have eliminated all tor 0f jhe |ynaj B rith Anti- In doing this, it broke step with its partners in the Common Market Finance Minister Valery discard d'Estaing said this was “a serious drawback” which could not he helped. Financial experts here said the action could result in a de facto devaluation of the franc against the dollar and other currencies if its value dips markedly when markets open on Monday. The decision was taken at a hastily convened morning cabinet meeting under President Pompidou. Like all major monetary decisions here, it was deliberately taken over the week end to discourage panic reaction on the financial markets. discard d'Estaing said the de cisium was also prompted by France's belief that there was no hope for international monetary reform either this year or next. France’s total gold and foreign currency reserves are $6.01 billion Was Committed By abandoning support for the franc for six months, discard Ioil"a's < Intel*lr About 30 years ago, most people thought television was impossible. Now they're sure C onvi iutit (Continued Page 3, Col Hi The renewed fighting followed ed from Robert only by a water- esc also clashed on an island in it is not the Proxnure amend- but about 27 of the HOO govern- Defamation League. ment-owned chauffeur-driven Beckwith, taking the stand limousines, heavy and medium himself, denied any knowledge sedans used by government of- dle bomb or a maP ~ show-ficials    'n*»    a    route    s*°PP,n6    lw0    blocks Only the President. The Trouble with Jails: inmates Do Nothing By Dale Kucter “The worst thing about jails now,” said the speaker in reference to Iowa county jails “is that nobody does anything. "Inmates just sit there with nothing to do except think up new crimes to commit He went on lo say that at least 90 of Iowa’s county jails should he replaced The speaker was Bernard .I Vogolgesang. then a consultant to the Iowa Citizens Council on Crime and Del in quency The year was 1964 The picture hasn’t changed much. There is no recreation or rehabilitation available at the Linn comity jail. The 50-year old structure is difficult to keep dean and maintain Linn county Sheriff Walter Grant offered to give the jail operation away a year ago to county supervisors hut they didn’t want it either ti rant has had plenty of headaches with the jail He agrees it is not a very desirable place, hut contends never Airless that it is among the better county jails in the stall "You have a bunch of peo pie (prisoners) over there warn never picked up their clothes at home, and they are very filthy on their personal hygiene. And neither the county attorney, the jailers nor I can do anything about it. “I mean,” said the sheriff, “some of them you practically have to force to take a bath ’ T h e prisoners complain there are times when they are not allowed to clean up the jail The sheriff says they do a poor jot) and would rather wade in the dirt. Paint is peeling in many sections of the jail, hut re painting is futile. Grant maintains, because prisoners scribble up the walls, Since Grant became sheriff Jan. I. 1965, there have been some two dozen escapes. Most ‘lair been work release walk uwayg| and several escaped custody from deputies. Seventeen days after he took over, a prisoner sawed Ins way out of the Linn jail. Five days later, the new sheriff had a riot on his hands as inmates set fires and flooded cells On Feh 28, 1965, I wo more prisoners escaped from the Linn Jail A series of .stories on conditions at the Linn county jail is concluded today. This story offers a brief summary of problems and viewpoints expressed iii stories carried during the week. On page 8 readers will find a story on the (Minton county jail. which in nearly every as peel presents a distinct contrast to the Linn colin tv jail The building is just four years old. security is tight and there have been no e sc a 1 his during that period, and the facility is clean. minimum security area of the jail. Jailers say they went up the inside of the chimney, but the sheriff never bought that theory Another early 1965 jail escape w as foiled. The following year, a pris oner punched his way through the ceiling of the female juvenile cell. In 1970, a federal prisoner sawed out of the jail and was followed    by    three    others Since    then,    two    trusties climbed    the    jails    outside fence to escape, and two others walked away. The most recent saw-out was last September. Sheriff Grant said all of the escapees hut one have been recap tined Sheriff's office personnel disputed one claim by prisoners that a trust ie left the jail for a period of time, returned, and that deputies didn t know about it until the inmate’s grandmother squealed “We knew about it." said an oU ticial The jail’s population has been declining steadily in re cent years with more liberal pre-trial release policies aud the work release program for those gi\en a jail sentence. (’(instructed to hold 72 pris oilers at capacity, the jail now has an average inmate population of 30 Chief Jailer Roy Rose berry is one who thinks it would he unwise to build a new county jail because of the declining number of pilseners, fie favors a multi-county, regional type facility. Sheriff Grant also leans toward a regional jail, providing it is not placed under the direction of a superintendent, but kept under the jurisdiction of local judges. There have been complaints about the availability of medical treatment for prisoners, and Grant himself detests the idea of placing drunks in the jail. When everything is added up, the Linn county jail is hardly a winner. Perhaps it eau be lived up. Surely the basement rats eau In* segregated and the place cleaned up. Tile toed is good and it needn't be served in bed. Some prisoners are serving sentences for breaking toe law Others are waiting trial All re human Most people would agree jails shouldn’t be motels. But, if a nationwide survey is accurate, there definitely is a cor relation between violence in jails and the condition of jail facilities •ng from Botnick’s home — which vice- , , reportedly w as found on the president, members of the cab-• front seat of his car at the time I inet. chief justice leaders of congre provided individual cars. Proxnure said the amendment came out of a house-senate conference with a “kicker" applying the restriction only to "type 6” vehicles as defined in General Services Administration specifications—-the big Fleetwood Cadillacs weighing \5>o pounds or more. He said it exempted not inly the cabinet, hut the FBI and '“those on diplomatic asMgn-inents by the .secretary of istate.” “The 775 or so officials who are now chauffeured around iii I heavy (class 5> and medium (class 41 sedans are not touched,” Proxmire said. By exempting diplomats. (there could even be an increase im the actual number of chauffeured limousines he said. To pass an anti-limousine amendment that does nothing 'about limousines would increase public doubt about government [credibility, Proxnure said. “It would be wiser to kill the entire amendment than to try to fool the American people,” lie 1 added md elected I of hi,, arrest would be Todays Index SECTION A Lait New* Death* Editorial* Report Caid City Hall Note* SECTION R Iowa New* Frank Nvr * P ilitnal Nota* Television Tabla Mai ion Food Building Movie* Record Review* Farm I, I. SECTION C Social Around tho Now Book* Travel SECTION D Spoil* Outdoor iowa F in«incial New York Stock* Want Ad* Cto**word Parade Maoarme Comic* MI a • 9 IMS la it la Ult 110 1 ) (9 t- a 1 9 ti TO IMI ll I ll I- a .....moo ;

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