Cedar Rapids Gazette, February 23, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

February 23, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 23, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Clmnce of light "'rough Suuday. Mght iu INU au Highs Sunday CEDAll KAP1DS, IOWA, SATURDAY, FKBKUAKY 23, 1974 CITY FINAL 10 CENTS ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Hearst Kidnaper Reaction Awaited is waiting to see how her kid- napers react to learning that their latest demand won't be met unless she is released un- harmed. Charles Gould, publisher of the Hearst-owned San Fran- cisco Examiner, said Fri- day that, if Miss Hearst is freed, the Hearst Corp. will meet demands for an additional million to bolster a million free-food program for the needy set up at the kidnapers' insis- tence. Gould said million of the new money would be paid "im- mediately on her release and million will be contributed in January, 1975. This January payment will be evidenced by a binding agreement" with the food program. Some Violence The food program, called Peo- ple in Need, got under way U. S. Line on Cuba Called "Stone Age" MEXICO CITY (AP) A number of Latin American foreign ministers have called on the U.S. to soften its position to- ward Cuba, with one calling Washington's policy "sheer Stone Age stupidity." The issue was the focus of at- tention during a closed-door meeting Friday night Between Secretary of State Kissinger and the 24 Latin American and Car- ibbean ministers attending the hemispheric conference. A U.S. spokesman said Kis- singer's remarks at the meeting did not respond to the ministers' comments about Cuba. The Communist island nation was not invited to the confer- ence. Fidel Castro's regime, largely at the insistence of Washington, has been ostracized from the Organization of Ameri- can States since 1961 and the subject of U.S. economic block- ade since 1962. Peruvian Move There have been increased pressures in recent months from other Latin American nations for the to lift the blockade and move toward normalization of relations. sons taking home bags of free groceries, despite some confu- sion and violence that closed one of four distribution outlets in the San Francisco bay area. Police shut down the East Oakland center after it had served only a handful of the (Photos on Picture Page) who waited in line for sev- eral hours. A few recipients, ap- parently, angered that food was being thrown to them from trucks instead of handed out, began throwing bottles, cans and milk cartons at the truck. Police cleared the area. Sporadic violence continued near the center into the eve- ning. Police reported a small fire was set at a food store a block away and at a hardware store in the area. Gould spoke to newsmen after Ihe victim's father, Randolph Hearst, said he could not afford :he new demand by the Sym- bionese Liberation Army. He is chairman of the Hearst Corp. and editor and president of the Examiner. "Out of My Hands" To meet the original mil- lion demand, he put up and the Hearst Foundation don- He's Free, Safe; Ransom Regained KIDNAP VICTIM FREED -Reg Murphy, his kidnap ordeal ended, answers newsmen's ifiCL IMC A-t-TinJ--. outside his Atlanta home as his wife looks on. ATLANTA (AP) A self- employed subcontractor and his wife have been arrested in the kidnaping of newspaper editor Reg Murphy, the FBI said Sat- urday. Murphy was released un- harmed Friday night. Police said the ran- som was recovered Saturday at the home of the Lilburn, Ga., couple charged in the kidnap- ing. Lilburn is on the northeast edge of Atlanta. The two were arraigned Sat- urday. U.S. Magistrate J. Roger Thompson set bond for William A. H. Williams, 33, at million. Bond for his wife, Betty, 26, was set at Thompson sche- duled a preliminary hearing for March 4. Three suitcases full of money were found at the couple's home, police said. "It's heavy one man couldn't carry one officer said. Four Men, Woman he said. But he con- ceded. "They frightened me very badly. They frightened my family." Standing with his arms around his two daughters and his tearful wife, Murphy con- tinued: "Before I was so rudely inter- rupted, I used to say this ought lo be a civilized country. I still think this ought to be a civilized country. The people who think- like this (the arc ?oing to have to use some other lactics because this won't win them many friends." In Car Trunk Murphy said his kidnapers covered his eyes with tape and kept him bound and locked in the trunk of a car much of the time. He said he was freed in a motel parking lot in the north- ern part of Atlanta after Minter delivered the ransom. He imme- diately called his wife and his colleagues at the newspaper. "About the American Revolu- Conference sources said Peru formally proposed Friday night that Cuba be present at any fu- ture foreign ministers' confer- ence. The proposal reportedly was supported by other delega- tions, including those of Colom- bia, Guyana and Jamaica. Jamaican Foreign Minister Dudley Thompson reportedly said: "To ignore Cuba is sheer Stone Age stupidity. Jamaica refuses to join anyone who lakes an ostrich stance." As the conference moved to a close, there were differences of opinion on its success. "On Us Too" "This has been an extraordi- nary meeting because there have been fewer speeches and more one delegate said. "I guess Ihe Kissinger magic worked on us too." But another delegate likened Kissinger's closed-door disserta- tion on hemispheric unity and integration to "Ihe Warsaw Pact or an updated version of the Monroe Doctrine." Kissinger proposed forming a commission to probe Ihe activi- ties of gianl companies in the hemisphere and a fact-finding board lo defuse expropriation and nationalization problems before they turn into confronta- tions between governments. lie also advocalcd a fund for assistance to nations in Ihe re- gion in cases of national disas- ters or emergency economic problems mid said he was ready to send U.S. rcprcscnlalivcs lo nil the countries meeting here lo consider their plnce In a world- wide trade agreement that is being discussed among the de- veloped nnlions. ated million. The size of the latest de- mand is far beyond my finan- cial Hearst said. '.'Therefore, the matter is now out of my hands." Gould stressed that "neither the Hearst Corp. nor the Hearst Foundation is controlled fay members of the family." He also said that "no other funds (beyond the million) will be committed by the corporation or foundation under any circum- stances." Charles Bates, special FBI agent in charge, said insistence that Miss Hearst be released before the money is given "throws the ball back" to' the kidnapers. "Wait and See 'We still have no information on if and when Patty will be Bates told newsmen. "We will continue doing as we have in the past, do everything we can without provoking any- More Gas to 26 States; Skip Iowa WASHINGTON (AP) _ More thing against Patty. We'll just have to wait and see what the next communication is from Ihe kidnapers." U.o. AttOi nc_y di vv ii" liam Saxbe said in Reno Friday that the FBI would continue to cooperate with the Hearst fami- ly to assure Miss Hearst's safe return and would follow the family's wishes in handling the case. However, Saxbe said the jus- tice department would prose- cute the kidnapers despite the family's promises not to press charges if their daughter is re- leased unharmed. "I couldn't grant the kid- napers immunity, that's the way the law works." Saxbe said. "The justice dcpartmcnl would prosecute." gasoline-has been promised for 26 states, but for many motor- ists attempting to buy fuel this weekend the only realities are less gas, more promises and a possible nationwide, strike by in- depeiidetit'statibn 'dwners. Energy Chief William Simon on'Friday night made his .sec- ond announcement of the week of additional allotments, order- ing an additional 326 million gallons to 26 states (Iowa is not in the list) and the District of Columbia. But a national spot check found motorists having a hard- er time getting gas in many areas as dealers exhausted their monthly allocations. In Delaware, one of the states to receive an additional allot- ment, Gov. Sherman Tribbitt announced he would implement a mandatory rationing program after midnight Sunday to keep lines at stations down to a''rea sonable length. Court Order More gasoline is also headed for Maryland, another state plagued with long lines. But just how much is not certain. A U.S. district judge in Bal- timore Friday ordered the Fed- eral Energy Office to allocate an additional 16 million gallons to the state. But the FEO won a Hijacker Slew Self; as Picket stay in the order late Fridaylpi, Missouri, Nevada, Nev Twice BALTIMORE (AP) A Phil delphia tire salesman who ha been arrested twice while pk ieting the White House ha tilled himself and two others i an unsuccessful hijack attempt. The shooting broke out at Ba timore-Washinglon Internationa airport Friday as a Delta Ait Lines passenger jet was bein readied for a flight to Atlanta. The dead were the co-pilo; Fred Jones. 32, of Dallas, ai airport security guard, Georg Ramsburg, 24, and the gunman Samuel Byck, 44. The pilot, Reese Lottin, 39, o Fort Worth, was listed in critics condition after surgery. A ste wardess, Karen Smoot, 23, o Detroit, suffered a severe back injury when she jumped fron the plane. Shoots Guard It all began when Byck, car- attache case whicl TAMA Vincent Laslcy, 19, was shot and killed on the Indl- in settlement near here about a.m. today, authorities said. Ellsworth Youngbear, 25, of Ihe setllemcnt was taken into custody and held on an open charge of murder, Ihe county attorney's office said. Bond was set at The shooting incident oc- curred at the Clyde Papakcc iiome on Ihe Indian settlement following an argument, authori- ties indicated. Several oilier people reportedly were on the scene nl the time. The Iowa bureau of criminal invcsllgalion was called into the cnsc, and no other details were released. Lasley was Ihe son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Lnslcy, also rcsi dents of the .settlement. a crude gasoline rymg an contained Domb set to delonale, shot Ffamsburg several times in Ihe lead from behind and ran down Ihe ramp lo the boarding plane FBI Agent Thomas Farrow said. It could not be determined whether Ihe gunman purposely set the bomb or it had been switched on by accident. It was defused later by a police bomb squad. Farrow said Byck entered the copkplt and ordered the pilot lo "fly this plane out of here." After Ihe crew explained Ihat blocks were in front of the wheels and the plane didn't have clearance lo leave, the gunman fired several warning shots and said, "The next one will be In the head." Farrow said Hyck then look n woman passenger nl gunpoint lo Ihe cockpit, where he shot the pilot mid co-pilol. After reload- his pistol, lie forced another woman to accompany him to the cockpit and shot the two crewmen again, Farrow said. Policeman Fires Charles Troyer of the county police was at the plane door and saw Byck through the cockpit porthole. Farrow said Troyer fired his service revolver at the gunman but was unable to penetrate the glass. He then fired a more powerful pistol, sending a volley of bullets through the window. A state medical examiner aid, however, that Byck died of a self-inflicted wound. "There's no question the way his bomb was made this man vanted to destroy himself and everybody Farrow said. Byck was arrested twice last all while picketing the White night from a court of appeals. Simon said the additional al- lotments would begin flowing I service stations quickly, in some, cases, .immediately, .an .should; alleviate1 'long .lines'.' Ten percent increases in th February gasoline supplies wen given to 34 states and the Dis trict. Two states were given percent increases. These increases are manda- tory, Simon said. Oil companies must provide them by drawing from their own stocks. With All States Simon said the office would work with all states to improve reporting systems and allow greater equalization of gasoline supplies in March. Eighteen states were given up to 5 percent increases Tuesday. Some of them received a simi- lar burst earlier in the month. Charles Binsted, president of the National Congress of Petro- leum Retailers an association louse without a permit. He was acquitted after a judge ruled hat permits aren't required for jcrsons picketing as individuals. of independent station owners warned that his members would shut down their stations Monday unless they got a Fri- day afternoon meeting with gov- ernment officials. They got the meeting and after it Binsted said he was 'more confident" Ihe shutdown could be averted but he still varned Ihat dealers would have o get price increases and meth- ids for serving regular custom- ;rs. States Listed For slalion owners who were pumping Iheir tanks dry or shutting down, Simon said they were "needlessly inconvcni-' encing Ihe American people." These stales were allotted ad- ditional gasoline Friday night: Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Hampshire, New Jersey, Ne.. York, North Carolina, Oregon Pennsylvania, Rhode Islam South Carolina, Tennessee, Ve mont, Virginia and West Vi ghiia.. Cedar Rapids The operating license for the Duane Arnold Energy Center Iowa's first nuclear lower station, ;was issued to owa Electric Light and Power Co. Friday by the Atomic "nergy Commission Duane Arnold, chairman of he board and president, said ssuance of the full-term, full- xnver operating license means he nuclear plant will be avail- ble to generate substantial uantities of power before the eak electric demands of the ummer months. Arnold said the next steps are initiation of loading of nuclear fuel in the rector and the start of low-power testing. "Following loading and test- ing, power production will be (Continued Page 2, Col. 7.) Leo Conroy, special agent in the American Revolu- large of the FBI offL in he "I.don't know enough to tell you all >the details. It is a 223 members and six colonels who operate throughout the -U.S. They are committed to the over- throw of .what they called the federal government. They tell me that all the American -gov- (Continued: Page 2, Col. 6.) Double fhitia Cai pa city of Alaska Line CLEVELAND (AP) 'The owners of the trans-Alaska pipe- line are doubling its initial ca- pacity because of rising con- charge of the FBI office in Atlanta, declined to say if addi- tional arrests were expected. Murphy, editor of the Atlanta Constitution, said on his release that his'kidnapers included four men and a woman. He said they identified themselves as members of the American Rev- olutionary Army, a previously unheard-of, apparently right- wing extremist organization. Williams was charged with which makes it a crime to extor money from a company tha deals in interstate business Mrs. Williams was charged witl having knowledge of that viola tion and not reporting it. Served 18 Months Williams told Thompson that e had previously been arrested or forgery and interstate trans- portation of stolen vehicles. He aid he served 18 months in jail n the car charge and was laced on one-year probation or the 1961 forgery of a gov- rnment check. He commented, "My wife is mocent. The army has been efealed." Asked if he was guilty, he re- lied, "Time will tell." The complaint said Williams as aided and abetted in the bduction by others unknown, nd that his wife had knowledge the crime. Murphy was freed after the Constitution managing editor, Jim Minter, delivered the ran- som money at the end of a lone- ly highway 30 miles north of Atlanta. Today's Index Delaware, Florida, Illinois, In diana, Kentucky, Maine, Mary- land, Massachusetts, Mississip- Church Comics Crossword Daily Record..... Dcalhs..... Editorial'Features Financial Marion Movies............ Sports Television Want Ads 3 9 9 o 2 -I 10 10 5 1, 8 6 11-13 Overthrow Vow Murphy said his abductors told him the American Revolu- tionary Army is pledged to overthrowing the government, which it believes is too liberal and loo corrupt. Unshaven and exhausted, he spoke with newsmen clustered in front of his home and then left with FBI agents lo discuss bis 49-hour ordeal. "It's important for them to know they didn't win a great Pam, 17, Target of Fateful Ca ATLANTA (AP) A Iccn- aged girl whose thoughts were centered on a high school dance received Ihe telephone call outlining arrangements for the ransom of kidnaped newsman Reg Murphy. Blue-eyed Pam Grant, 17, chosen at random by the kid- napers, said Friday night that she first thought Ihe call was "probably just nprank." 'This is the colonel from Ihe American Revolutionary is what he (old said. "I knew about Ihe (idnnplng but I didn't know her colleague, "Are we secre- those wore the words used iy the people who look him." The- call came about >.m. Friday. Pain, a senior at Pcachlrcc high school who works part managing editor of the Const! lime as a legal secrlary, said tulion. and say "the code that, when the man began talking about money, "I got scared. But for some reason I realized I'd better listen." In a lelcphonc interview Friday night from the high school, where she was attend- ing a 1950s costume dance, Pam said the caller first asked for a secretary. She said she put her hand over the receiver nnd asked Pam said the man had "n wcll-c'ducatcd voice, very po- lite, it wasn't foreign." He told her lo call Jim Minter, name is Susan." At the time, said Pam, "I didn't know that was the n a in e of Mr. Murphy's younger daughter." The man then gave her in- structions about the type of clothing Minler was to wear. "He told me lo say that if he was followed it would be all Pam said. "I was scared. My first reaction was shock. I thought it was crazy." Usually there are six other women working in the legal firm, but when the call came plained the kidnapers had said Ihcy were going lo call someone at random and the man who was going to call was the Pam said. "I was standing there shak- ing and my first thought was to call the police." But she said she then picked up the phone and called Minter and told him what the man said and that it was "probably a prank call." Later, she said, Ihe FBI called her at the office and (old her not to tell anyone about the call. "It makes me feel good, it's only one was in Ihe room wilh she said of'her role. "I know how I would feel If it was my dad." Pam, "She's older and she- cx- struction' costs and increasing demand for oil, Standard Oil of Ohio says. Construction is to start this pring, assuming Alaska grants he necessary permits in April. But already, supply trucks daily growl across an ice bridge over the Yukon river in a race against spring, when the bridge will melt. Initially, the 48-inch pipeline was to reach full capacity of two million barrels a day in steps, starting with a barrel daily flow. Now the start- up capacity is to be 1.2 million daily, Sohio says. Doubled Share The revised plan means Sohio, which now holds about a 28 per- cent interest in the pipeline, will nearly double its share of the fi- nancing, it says. That in turn means nearly doubling Sohio's ratio of debt to capital, raising it to near 50 percent from about 27 percent last year. No specific figures were given. And it means Sohio's six pipe- line partnens will wind up with smaller interests in the system while paying a smaller share of Ihe total cost, but still more dollars than they anticipated at the outset about five years ago. Sohio's Paul Phillips, finan- cial vice-president, says dou- bling initial capacity of Ihe line will slash Ihe cost per barrel of oil that will surge the 800 miles from the rich but frozen North Slope to (lie ice-free southern lorl of Valdez. Increased Cost He indicated this will help offset the increased cost of con- struction due to inflationary pressures and environmental considerations. The Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., a consortium of oil compa- nies which will build and operate the line, has estimated that Ihe total cost under the original plan would be billion. Phillips said Ihe plan lo double the initial capacity would cosl only million. C'luicfelc If nobody knows the trou- bles you've seen, you're not living in a small town. ;