Cedar Rapids Gazette, February 20, 1974, Page 7

Cedar Rapids Gazette

February 20, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 20, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Wed., Feb. 20. 19M Radio for Divers A public demonstration of new radio equipment bought for uso by underwater search and recovery units in Linn county was given Tuesday night in the Kennedy high school pool. The equipment is the property of Linn coun- ty civil defense. The demon- stration was by the Linn county underwater search and recovery team, an affili- ate of the Hawkeye Scuba club. In picture at right, Jer- ry Short, 154 Bali Hai Es- tates, Hiawatha, talks to divers from the shore unit. At Mark Godar, 324 Tenth street, Marion, has the chrome plated underwater unit fastened to the tank of his scuba unit. Civil defense has obtained -four diver units and two shore or boat units, powerad by a 12-volt car battery. Previously, all com- munication with divers had to be by tugging on the rope that connected them with the boat. Voice communica- tions now are capable up to about 200 feet. Gazette Pnolos by Duana Crock Connolly Tells lowans GOP Can Win Elections By Pam Huey DES MOINES (UPI) Former Texas Gov. John Con- nally said here Tuesday night it can be a "great year" for Re- publicans despite the Watergate scandals if the party backers have the courage of their politi- cal convictions. Cormally, a Democrat-turned Republican, said that despite the criticism heaped on the Nixon administration in recent months which could have a dam- aging impact on the 1974 elec- tions lowans can win the battle at the polls in November. Addressing party fu] at the annual Lincoln day dinner, Connally told the GOP workers, "You can defend it (the Nixon record) on every street corner in the state of Iowa if you have the courage to go out and meet it on an is- sue-by-issue basis." Connally, who has been fre- quently mentioned as a possible presidential prospect in 1976, said that despite the Watergate woes the Nixon record also in- cludes such accomplishments as halting U.S. involvement in Vietnam and using the nation's John Connally prestige to ease Middle East tensions. During his 39-minute address, Connally asked the audience, "Why can't you go out and take the record of this administra- tion, if you don't go and apolo- gize for it, and win an elec- Earlier at a news conference, Connally said he was still uncer- tain if he would actively seek the party's presidential nomina- tion in 1976. He said the office of President was the "most thank- less job in history and it takes one heck of a commitment." "I'm not sure I want to be President and I don't have the faintest idea whether I have a chance for the Connally said. crats currently hold a majority in congress. "I doubt the American people are that bigoted and narrow minded that they would vote against Republicans just be- cause a few people, who called themselves Republicans, were involved with Con- nally said. "Tying all Republi- cans to the Watergate and relat- ed scandals was "guilt by asso- he added. Mitchell-Stans Trial Bogs Down NEW YORK trial of John (UPI) Mitchell The and Maurice Stans, the first crimi- nal prosecution of former cabi- net members since the Teapot Dome scandal 50 years ago, bogged down Wednesday in se- lection of a jury a process that could take a week or more. Both men are charged with KillsSelf, 2 Others in Hijack Try SAIGON (AP) A young South Vietnamese who tried to hijack a Vietnamese airliner to Hanoi killed himself and two passengers Wednesday when a grenade he was carrying explod- ed during a scuffle aboard the plane. The grenade went off after the plane landed at Phu Bai, 65 miles below, the border be- tween North and South Viet- nam. There were 46 passengers and a crew of six. Authorities said 15 persons were injured. The blast ripped two holes in the fuselage. The hijacker was identified as Vguyen Cuu Viet, in his early 20s, from near Dalat, in the cen- :ral highlands. Officials said he pulled out a 'ranade shortly after the plane left Dalat for Qui Nhon, on the central coast, and ordered the pilot to fly to Hanoi. The pilot, Duong Van Em, told officials that, as he approached the border, he changed course without the hijacker noticing and landed at Phu Bai. The fuel was also getting low. As the aircraft taxied off the runway, officials continued, the American co-pilot Bill Ander- son of Great Falls, Mont. tried to open the door and jump out. The hijacker tried to hold him back; the American kicked his assailant; and the Viet- namese let go of the grenade, which exploded. Anderson es- caped injury. The plane was on a flight from Saigon to Da Nang, 380 miles northeast of the capital, with stops at Dalat and Qui Nhon. It was the second attempt to lijack an airliner from South Vietnam to the Communist Month. On July 2, 1972, a young South Vietnamese student re- turning from the U.S. tried to disabilities. conspiracy, obstruction of take over a Pan American Boe- ing 747 jumbo jet as it was lancl- The former governor said and lving about the in Saigon. An American pas- Republicans' chances in this year's congressional elections were good because he believes they allegedly played in j senger shot and killed him. exchanging government favors j for a campaign con- that it will be a bad year for in- tribulion from financier Robert cumbents, noting that Demo- [Vcsco, now a fugitive. Why take our word that want ads work? Try one yourself. Call 398-8234. Sex-Related Complaint Sent To Iowa Civil Rights Unit The human rights commission! Tuesday night voted to refer a complaint to the state civil rights commission because the local unit lacks jurisdiction. StafI Assistant Mark Doolin I in three cases and the rest re- main under investigation. In other business, the com- mission: Heard a report by Staff Mem- said the complaint was filed o the basis of sex by a long-haire man. The man applied for a job was interviewed a few day later and was told he would b hired but would have to wear hairnet. The man said he would rathe cut his hair, Doolin said, bu that the restriction did no bother him. After touring the plant wher he was to work, the man wa told he would not be hired, afte all. He said he was told th decision was made because his hair length. Used Profanity Doolin said company repre sentatives told him the man wa not hired because he used pro fane language regarding th hair regulation during his tou of the plant. Doolin said several othe workers in the plant have Ion hair and wear nets. He said h could find no cause that th man was refused a job becaus of his hair length. However, Doolin said, th man has a bone disease whic has resulted in some deformit; This would not have been ap parent when the original appl: cation was filed, Doolin said. He said the man seems sh and soft-spoken, not the type t suddenly use profane languag as alleged by the company Doolin said he believes there i a possibility the man was no hired because of his deformity. Has Authority The case was referred to the state commission, which, unlik the local commission, has juris diction over discriminatio based on physical handicaps o In all, the commission consic sex cred 32 complaints, 14 with race and 18 with Three of the cases were official ly closed because conciliation agreements had been carriet out, three were tabled pending conciliation, no cause was fount We hope this special won't come as a shock: we check'em out free. 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Valid until: March 1, 1974. _ Joyce Van Deusen on the regional civil rights conference Assn. conference in Des Moines and the legislative forum, also held in DCS Moines; Discussed a preliminary draft outlining objectives of the com- mission, and plans for procedur- al changes in handling cases. Syrians: 'Israeli Crew Destroyed1 DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) Syria said it destroyed an Israe- machinegun post and its crew in St. Louis: Heard reports Secretary Ralph 'Coty on thej Golan Heights Wednesday! The Black American Law Student! size of the crew was not given. by a 15-minute firefight on the Burglars Get In Aurora Brecikin AURORA A breakin at The Chief's tavern here early Wednesday netted burglars in cash. The money was taken from a cash register along with keys to the pool table and also keys to the cigaret machine. Entry to the building .sained bv breaking in the door. Greeks Jail 35; Regime Sees Plot ATHENS (DPI) Security police have arrefJod 35 persons ion I'hiirges of plotting to over- throw the Creek government and set up a Communist dicta- torship in the country. Authorities said the picked up in recent days, were leaders of the Greek Communist party or the Federation of Anli- Diclatorial Greek Students, de- scribed by the government as a pro-Communist group. A government spokesman said Tuesday authorities uncovered "Ihe existence of an extended plan of action aiming at the overthrow of the national re- pime and the imposition of a Communist dictatorship in Greece." Some of the suspects were said to have secretly entered Greece using false papers and were setting up a ring to print subversive literature. "The main purpose of their arrival was the organization and leadership of clandestine organizations among studying the spokesman said. He accused the suspects nf laking part in the Athens Poly- technic riots last November and planning new "mob actions" for this week. The November riots began as a college demonstration, but turned into a student-worker re- bellion crushed by police and army tanks. The uprising led to the return of martial law in Greece and the overthrow of President George Papadopoulos. The spokesman said papers taken from members of the al- leged network revealed the Communists decided at a recent meeting in East Germany to take up active armed struggle The Buchanan sheriff was no- in Greece. was He said the Communist par- ties of Western Kiirone and self- exiled Andreas Papandreou, son tifiecl at a.m. when anjof the late premier George Pa- alarm was triggered, in building. the'pandreou, agreed to cooperate I with the struggle. I1 Be sufe to visit us during our Custom Size Week and see all the new spring custom size fashions expertly tailored and strategically designed to flatter a mature figure. 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