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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 26, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weafher- Wanncr tonight, Wednesday. Low to. night in the 20s. High Wednesday in mid 40s. VOLUME 92 -NUMBEK 47 CITY FINAL 10 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES American Jews Held TEL AVIV (UPI) An Israeli bus with 28 American Jews on a tour of the Sinai took a wrong road in the desert Tuesday and was seized by Egyptian forces near Ismailia, the Israeli mili- tary command said. Israel requested Egypt return the Egged Co. tourist bus and all those aboard. The command said the bus carried American members of the United Jewish Appeal (UJA) who were accompanied by at least one Israeli escort officer. "It was slopped by Egyptians and it is' still in Egypt a military spokesman said. "We don't know where it is exactly." The command said Israel ap- pealed for the return of the bus and its passengers at a forward command post of the U. N. peace-keeping forces in the Is- mailia area. Israeli and Egyp- tian liaison officers are at the post. The appeal was made in ac- cordance with a clause in the Israeli-Egyptian troop disen- gagement agreement that spe- cifics the return of all persons who inadvertently stray into enemy territory. A communique issued by the command said the bus driver took the wrong road and mistak- enly crossed into territory the Egyptians captured in the Oc- tober war. Egypt's Second army holds the strip of territory along the east bank of the Suez Canal. In Washington, the state de- partment said it expected the busload of tourists would be released soon. Spokesman John King saic the Israeli government had in formed the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv that the tourists ant their Israeli escorts had "passed .inadvertently Tuesday to the Egyptian side o' fthe dis- engagement lines in the Sinai.'' King added "we understanc the matter is now in the hands of the Egyptian-Israeli-U.N. committee supervising the engagement and we are hopefu of an early release." Somber Campaigner Britain's general election Thursday. Fumes Kill 4 Crewmen PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) Four crewmen of the aircraft carrier Independence died when they were overcome by fumes in an aviation fuel lank aboarc the ship, the navy said Tuesday. Three of the sailors were ap- parently killed while attempting to rescue the fourth man Mon- day night while the ship was docked at the Norfolk naval shipyard here. One body was recovered from the tank Monday night and the other three early. Tuesday. The tank was "basically empty" but not completely dry, a spokes- man said. He said the four crewmen were checking and adjusting gauges when one man ly slipped and fell into the tank. The other three climbed in to rescue him and were overcome. Congress Exclusion From Raise Advised WASHINGTON (AP) The senate post office and civil ser- vice committee recommended T u e s d a y that members of congress forego a pay raise but let other top government of- ficials get one. The 5 to 4 vote sent the issue to the full senate for considcr- Chncklc A wolf is n itmii who (reals all women rfs sequels. WASHINGTON (AP) Pres ident Nixon has declared "I do not expect to be impeached' and repeated he will not resign in atwiderrarigirig news Confer ence in which he also said the chahcea for gasoline rationing were less than 50-50. Nixon discussed Watergate the energy crisis, his income (Photos on Picture Page) taxes and other subjects in a 38 minute news conference Mon day, night, his first in four months. The President also disclosed during the nationally broad- cast session that he had been asked to testify before a Wa- tergate grand jury by Water- gate special prosecutor Leon Jaworski but "respectfully de- clined to do so" on constitu- tional grounds. "I did offer, of course, to respond to an interrogatory thai the special prosecutor might want to submit or to meet with him personally to answer ques- tions and he indicated .-that he did not lo proceed in that Nixon said. Jaworski's office declined lo say whether there was any form of testimony short of a grand jury appearance that would be satisfactory. In other high poinls Nixon said: He expects waiting lines at service stations to become shorter by spring and summer but said, "The price of gasoline is not going down until more supplies of gasoline come into the country." "I, of course, will be glad to pay the tax" if the senate-house committee on internal revenue taxation should decide (hat ho should not have claimed a de- duction for the gift to Ihe gov- ernment of his vice-presidential papers because documents be- stowing them were not filed prior to repeal of a tax provision permitting such deductions. The U.S. will pursue detente with the Soviet Union, and (hat admires the courage of cx- Icd Soviet Author Alexander Solzhcnilsyn. He said lhal in )ast years of confrontation Solz- henitsyn ralhcr Hum being exiled :o Western Europe, "would have iccn sent lo Siberia or probably worse." "I believe thai we will bring nflallon under control as Ihe year goes I would not indorcstimale the problem. We ire going lo continue lo fight t." Oil Embargo He also said that efforts In ar- Middle Enst peace could be hampered If Hie Arabs fail to end Iheir nil embargo against he U.S. Hut lie followed I Ills up wiui me assertion uiai nc oe-lieved the Arabs will lift the man even cnance inai the country can avoid rationing, he gave the credit for this The President gave no. date when he thought the embargo would be lifted, but he said conservation measures undertaken by the American peo pie f Ian that had failed lo end long inc-ups at the pumps. Delaware's (wo-slep manda- ory plan, started Monday, also vent into full effect Tuesday. Station owners in the New York metropolitan area said the ilnn seemed to be working.. "The lines arc non-existent said one dealer in the ironx. Mansfield Disagrees Meanwhile, Senate Majority wilder Mike Mansfield disn- ;i'ced Tuesday President Nixon's assertion Hint the en- ergy situation no longer is a crisis. Mansfield said he waited minutes in a" gasoline line and told newsmen: "The shortage remains and so docs the crisis. He'called for immediate ration- ing. Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scoll, said the President's remarks at Monday night's news conference stressed thai "Ihe problem remains." "The greatest problem is lo gel more gasoline to (lie people and end the gas Scott said. "I think it is still serious.11 Simon Defense But energy chief William Simon Tuesday defended administration's oil policies and President Nixon's statement. Simon lie believes President's statements at Monday night news conference were' distorted by being taken out ofcontcxl. He said Unit all the President Balloonist Ditched at (AP) lost one shortly after leaving Meteorological LJ. S. mainland. that missing sighted Thursday by the Thomas Galch had freighter Meridian, his balloon Light Heart gondola was suspended Atlantic ocean some eight balloons the spokes- from the African spokesman for Galch said. He said that was the report from the during daytime, when weather agency Monday sun's rays heat the helium, continued not enough to keep his craft sand and seas of Africa at night. for any sign of the is the son of Vice Adm. Gatch, who command- from Alexandria, the battleship South Dakota striving to become the World war II and was the to cross the Atlantic in investigator in the crash of airship Macon in 1935. was last sighted Thursday morning by a Spanish freighter some two-thirds Mum in way across the Atlantic, drifting at an altitude of Week feet. The spokesman for Galch said-ihe meteorological center Kidnaping on the basis of Calif. (AP) AP and known wind A fourth -week of anguished that Gatch came has started for the fami- night about 900 from the of kidnaped newspaper ire, as he campaigns air and sea traffic in Patricia Hearst. off Spanish Sahara .is nothing to do and it had been alerted frustrating, just waiting" said watch, the Bosworth, son-in-law of He -said the defense department had agreed to dispatch a search plane to the Hearst's father, newspaper executive Randolph Hearst. the shortage rather than Gatch was believed to have feel she is still alive and with the real problem of creasing to Answer A price rollback would Gatch had flares, Hearst family is awaiting "immediately, mirrors, a answer from -the terrorist 'flashlight, which abducted Miss crease the gasoline lines transmitter, a the Symbionese Libera- lead to rationing..- life raft and ample -to an offer of an- Nixon urged congress to The gondola of million in food in ex- prove legislation to tax was designed to for the release of the 20- profits of oil companies, University of California late natural gas prices, helium-filled allow amendments to Gatch aloft as he and a Hearst family mental laws permitting Pa., nine days have already made use of coal as a million in food for Califor Impeachment On Watergate, Nixon needy available. "Food distribution started at asked whether it might not be in points in the San Francis- the best interest of the country to have a full impeachment Stolen bay area last Friday, but violence marred the distribu- in the Ont. (AP) at East Oakland and there The President responded that it is his belief the house will teenagers, joyriding in a field in a stolen station logistics problems at other centers. vote for impeachment killed Monday night distribution had .been ings and added, "I do not expect to be car plunged down an em-Dankment and into a creek, to resume Tuesday but organizers of the prograrr The first question put to it would now be delayec dealt with the extent to they were Thursday, providing high he will cooperate in driving the car in the food could be given out materials for the house the driver failed to a "dignified" manner. ary committee currently (he vehicle slid down sidering into Sixteen Mile Innocent 'Saying such matters spokesman SLA members Jo- under discussion between said another youth Remiro, 27, and Russell mittee counsel and his injured when 24, pled innocent to the chief Watergate Counsel from the car as it of Oakland School Supt. St. Clair, Nixon (he hill, while a 10th Foster last November. "I am prepared to got out "to stretch SLA claimed responsibility with the committee in any just before the final the killing. consistent with my have speculated :ional responsibility to spokesman said the the ultimate SLA demand (he office of the reported stolen from return for Miss Hearst's free- against any action which car lot Monday might be for the release of weaken that office and the He said it was not and Remiro. SLA mes- ity of future Presidents to the eight victims have hinted at that. out tiic great or were killed by another front, 13 San Fran- that any President will bay area Indian organiza- said both boys announced Monday they were in the group, and not accept or distribute food Asked if he' would at believed from the the massive giveaway pro- (Continued: Page 3, Col. 20 miles west of until Patricia Hearst is andatory Rationing "Many Indian people in (he Bay area are hungry said Adam Nordwall, chairman of the United Bay Area Council meant lo say was that he is will be subject lo fines American Indians. "But we tressed at the hardships lo for not accept any free food by the long lines at gasoline stations all over the country and will acl to allocate more got its plan going Monday by requiring drivers Patricia is released. We vill not be co-conspirators in extortion. line to relieve those cars to purchase at In West Virginia, coal miners demanding gas rationing as worth of gasoline and drivers of small cars al least If Sets Life means of ensuring thai they have enough futl lo commute lo their jobs continued a will not hold (he minimum purchase, Ihe station dealer pockels the In Teen SEayings that has idled a number of mines in the southern part of Ihe the second step Tuesday, Delaware motorists went on the odd-even system of RAPIDS (AP) Admit-ed murderer David L. Fryer, vas sentenced Tuesday to life Even-Odd New York will use Hie odd-even system devised by Besides New York and Delaware, the other stales with mandatory gas allocation plans for his role in the shotgun slayings of four Sioux ''alls, S.D., teenagers on Nov. 7 at Gilchie Manalou Stale in which motorists with arc Hawaii, numbered license plates can buy gas on even-numbered days and Ihosc with odd-numbered plates on odd-numbered days. Sales are further restricted lo cars with less than a Jersey and Virginia. Another eight states have voluntary plans. Governor Reagan said Califor-iia will establish a gas market-ng plan by Friday under 24, had pled guilty to i single count of open murder earlier this month, Lyon eounly district Judge Edward F. Ken-ictly Tuesday found him guilly of first degree murder and pro- of gas. Drivers and slalion Page 3, Col. sentence Immediately. LONDON (AP) A top of- government said Tuesday that it [would not meet a telephoned on Page 12) of food lo ransom the Vermeer lainting stolen from a suburban museum. The official however, hat the government would be villing to pay for information eading to recovery of the paint- ng. Ransom was ruled put, he said, because it might lead to other thefts or kidnapings. A telephone caller with a West hdian accent told a newspaper Monday night that the 17th Cen- .ury Dutch masterpiece "The Guitar Player" would be de- stroyed unless food worth half a million pounds million is distributed within 14 days ,o the poor on' the Caribbean sland of Grenada. Ill tyd-Harrington, deputy leader of the Greater London Council, said: "If anyone wants o talk, they have to approach us directly at the council. But I am not offering half a hiillion to anyone. We'.haven't, got it. We are operating on a shoestring. We are not being blackmailed into any'situation." Not Insured? The.value of 3f less than 30 -by Jan Vermeer that are known to exist, has been ..estimated as. high as it is believed that it was not insured.' It was stolen Saturday night from Kenwood House in suburban Hatnpstead. Scotland Yard said tit was treating the ransom demand as authentic and believed the Pa- tricia Hearst kidnaping inspired the art theft. Detectives pointed out that the theft occurred shortly after television films showed food distribution in Cali- fornia in response to the de- mands of Miss Hearst's kid- napers, the Symbionese Libera- tion Army. The frame of the Vormeer was found Monday in bushes half a mile from Kenwood House. One corner had been broken off and (he glass, smashed, raising fears that the painting itself could have been damaged. "More Raids" The telephone caller told the news editor of The Guardian: "I am the one who took the Vermeer. We have the picture at Highgate (a suburb in north We are from Grenada. We want half a million pounds worth of food for the people of Grenada, the poor people. We want it within 14 days. If we don't get the food, we will de- stroy the picture. There will be more raids." The thieves broke through a barred, shuttered window at Kenwood House with a sledge- hammer after padlocking the is. delay any attempt by the guards to chase them. Guards the said the raid took less than a minute. Grenada, an island group with more than people gained independence from Britain ear- lier this month amid consider- able turmoil. Some of the Grcn- adans fled to other islands, say- ing they feared persecution by Prime Minister Eric Gairy's se- cret police. Today's Index Comics .....................23 Crossword ..................23 Daily Deaths ......................3 Editorial Features...........B Farm......................14 Financial ..................24 Marion .....................22 Movies .....................21 .Society .....................12 Sports Stale Television ..................10 Want   

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