Cedar Rapids Gazette, March 17, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

March 17, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 17, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa PLANS FOR THE "AVENUE Czech Heritage Group Formed [In Section A) LOOK AT MEAT Gazette Survey Shows Range (In Section B) Section A Warming (rend Sun- duy through Monday. High 40 Sunday, SO Monday. Lows tonight In lower CEDAH HAP1DS. IOWA, SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 1074 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Blast from Nixon irks BRUSSELS (AP) Presidcn Nixon's latest blast against the European allies angered many Common Market diplomats Sat- urday .who saw it as another ex ample of U. S. determination to bully Europe into accepting American domination. But in Bonn, Foreign Minister Walter Scheel, who holds the ro- tating presidency of the Com- mon Market ministerial council, made an obvious effort to soften the negative reaction to the President's speech Friday Chicago. "We must now try to see that we do not unconsciously become involved in rivalry over political Scheel declared in a television interview. He stressed the need for improved consulta- tion procedures .between the U. S. and Europe. Scheel said Nixon 'had brought up old, unsolved problems. The Common Market, he said, seeks to harmonize its own foreign policy and a factor in world politics and naturally also a factor for the U.S. and its interests." The President's threat thai the U. S: might, opt for indepen dent trade and; defense policies unless Europeans agree to closer cooperation angered anc bewildered the Brussels head- quarters of the Common Markel or European Economic Commu- nity -EEC. ncmg Photo by Duane Crack Sorne Cedar Rapids public and parochial school students participated Saturday in an all- music contest ai Jefferson high school. Ail qrades were el.g.ble. Domg a little practicing were these two Taft lumor high school students: from left, Dean Westpfahl, 5415 Sixteenth avenue SW, and Dana Griffin, Palo. Nixon warned that unless Eu- ropeans cooperate on the eco- nomic front with the U. S., they would "find it almost impossible to get congressional support for the present level." The Europeans were still smarting from Secretary of State Kissinger's claim earlier in the week that the administra- tion found it easier to deal with the Soviet Union and China than the EEC. "Nixon and Kissinger seem to be going out of their way to prove the French are right when they insist on distrusting Washington's one (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.) Miss Woods Tells of Rebozo Talks WASHINGTON (UPI) Pres ident Nixon's personal secre Mary Woods, has tes- tified she had two or three con versations with Charles G "Bebe" Rebozo, about Howarc Hughes' contribution but never discussed the matter with Nixon, it was disclosed Sat- urday. She said she assumed Rebozo the Key Biscayne banker who is one of Nixon's closest friends, the. money untouched in safe deposit box to be used later in an election campaign. Try To Establish Miss Woods' comments were contained in an 80-page tran- script of her testimony before senate Watergate committee in- Feb. 20 that made available Saturday. Banker Promises To Pay Ransom for Kidnaped Wife By Associated Press The wife of a South St. Paul Minn., banker has apparent! been kidnaped and her husbani said Saturday he was prcparec to pay a ransom. Meanwhile, Randolph Hears said he was doing everything possible lo meet the demands o his daughter's terrorist kid napers. And in Argentina, then was still no word that American oil executive Victor Samuelson had been released despite pay mcnt of a ransom to his kidnapers. In Minnesota, Gunnar Kron- liolm told reporters he hnd not hcnrd from his wife, Eunice, since she disappeared Friday morning after he left their suburban Minneapolis home to go to work. "All I want is her sale re- said Kronholm, president of the Drovers State bank. "I am awaiting instructions and will pay the ransom." The FBI said it assumed Mrs. Kronholm, 4fi, had been kid- naped. Chuckle A modern young woman spends 75 percent, of her time sitting down-figures show. Kronholm said he received a telephone call Friday afternoon from a person who said, "We have your wife. Gather all the money you can at the station." He said he could not distinguish what the "station" was about, and the caller then hung up. I n Hillsborough, Calif., Hearst released a statement to reporters in which lie told the terrorist Symbionesc Lib- (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) The committee will meet pri- vately to.'question Miss Woods on Wednesday and Rebozo on Friday about the con- tribution from the billionaire re- cluse, transmitted to Rebozo in two installments in 1969 and 1970. Sources close to the inquiry said the committee will try to establish why Hughes made the payments and wha Rebozp's understanding of ?as. Rebozo returned the three years after the first pay ment, and has testified that Miss Woods was the only person at the White House with whom he had discussed the matter. Israelis-Syrians Clash; Papers Predict Pact Cuba Releases U.S. Fishermen GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) 'our Americans held in Cuba since their shrimp boat was seized 10 months ago have ijuielly returned home, Coolidge Gassett and Doug rullford, both 24 and of Gaines- ille, and Ashley Clcmmons, 2G, nnd Gordon Hess, 25, bolh of acksonville, returned to (heir ionics Into Friday via Mexico lily and Tampa. The four men and their boat, he Golden Shores, had been iclcl In Cuba since May The Cubnn government hnd aid it seized 'Ihc Jacksonville- asctl boat nriei- finding it In 2uban vyalci's near NuoviUis on lie island's norlheaslcoasl. By United Press International Syrian and Israeli arliller) dueled on the Golan heights Saturday for the fifth consecu was tive day, but in Cairo the semi official Egyptian press predicted an agreement on Syrian-Israel roop withdrawals could be reached "within days." The Damascus command re Dorted 'some Israeli soldiers vere killed .and wounded, bu aid there were no Syrian osses. The command also said an Israeli artillery emplace ment, military installations anc he headquarters of a tank uni vere destroyed by Syrian ar- illery fire. The Tel Aviv command said it received reports of "firing here and there but nothing serious so far, just what we call drizzle." The Israeli command said Ihe Syrians fired recoilless rifle shells into Israeli positions in Mizrat Beit Jann, but caused no casualties. Damascus said the latest fighting began at about p.m. when the Israelis attempt- to "fortify their frontline positions along the central scc- lor." The Syrians said the fight- ing continued sporadically throughout the afternoon, In Tel Aviv, Defense Min- ister Moshc Dayan said Israel wants the Golan heights demi- litarized In any troop disen- gagement agreement. said n separation of 'orcus agreement must include Ihe establishment of a IJ.N. niffcr zone between the two irmles similar lo the U. N. strip ictwccn Israeli and Egyptian orccs In Sinai. Despite Ihc new fighting, Ihe icmi-olfidal Egyptian press said a troop separation agreement between Israel and Syria on the Golan heights could be reached by the end of this month. Other Egyptian press reports said King Hussein of Jordan wants to convene an Arab sum- mit on the future of the Pales- tinian land claims. The reports said Hussein was willing to meet with his archrival, Pales- tinian guerilla leader Yasser Arafat of the Palestinian Liber- ation Organization. The influential Cairo newspa- )er Al said a rec- onciliation o f Syrian-Israeli views on disengagement is like- ly to be readied "within days." Although Rebozo has main tairied the .was intended i campaign contribution statements by some 'of .Hughes former aides have suggested also might have been intended to facilitate the financier's ac quisition of a resort hotel in Las Vegas and to exert pressure against underground, nuclear :est explosions in the area. Miss Woods said she had no knowl- edge of this. The transcript also contained reference by Miss Woods to Nixon's habit of .recording his jersonal recollections on tapes, d i c t a b e 11 s and handwritten notes for "his own private, per- sonal which she said vere sealed, placed in the White House basement and never tran- scribed. Nothing New Syndicated columnist Jack Anderson's report of the exis- cnce of Nixon's personal re- orded recollections prompted he White House and Kenneth lawson, the administration's ommunications director, to say S was nothing new. A White re- 'allcd that Nixon had issued a (Continued: Page 3, Col. 5.) President Helps Open Home for 'Grand Opry NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UPI) President Nixon twirled a yel- low yoyo and played "Happy to his wife on the piano Saturday night, highlight- ing a gala opening night of the Irand Ole Opry's new mil- lion home here. Nixon and his wife took the :tage along with Roy Acuff to a thunderous ovation from lersons attending the opening of :he new Opry house, and the President won the audience when he pulled a yellow yo-yo out of his pocket, began yo-yo- Ing, and quipped, "I just Earned to play this thing." "Very Appropriate" After presenting Mrs. Nixo with a dulcimer, a stringed in strument, Acuff turned to th President and said, "It would b rery appropriate if you woul )lay the piano for us." Nixon replied, "In this ver Jrofessional company, I am..em but he-sat dow and played '.or Mrs. Nixon, .who celebrate her 62nd birthday Saturdaj Nixon brought the house'dow when he said someone once to! lim that the only thing strange han x.cou'niry moonshine, w; country music, and added, saw two fellows outside combin ng the two and, believe Me hat was strong." Nixon and the first lady wer reunited at the Nashville Metro politan airport earlier Saturday evening, Mrs. Nixon arrivin, rom Latin America and th president from Washington. Nixon told the audience tha 'country music radiates a lovi f this and "shows a villingness to stand.up for the lag and to wear the flag." After playing the piano, the 'resident went to the micro- hone and quipped, "It must be me for a commercial." Bounc- ng the yo-yo up and down gain, he told Acuff, "I'll stay ere and try to work this yo-yo, go back and try to be Pres- dent." Acuff smiled and said, "Whal takes to be a great president to be one of the common peo- le, one of us." The evening ended with the ntire audience standing as ixon played "God Bless Nixon then shook ands with members of the cast nd departed for Air Force One nd the trip back to Washing- n. Most Cheered Earlier at the airport, a few rotestors waved anti-Nixon ;ns, but mosl persons cheer- Ihe President and his wife stily and waved small Ameri- can flags lhat had been passe out before Nixon -arrived. Nixon told the crowd that hi wife "brought to the Unite States the affection of the peo pie of South an added, "in addition to militar strength, people-to-people cor tact is necessary." Only a handful of demon strators got inside the hanga where a podium was erected fo Nixon's brief speech, and the charged that secret servic agents used "stalling tactics" I prevent more protestors from getting into the hangar. "Today gave me a chance t show that I think; he's reall screwing, us said Lind Holler, a Vanderbilt universit graduate student. Another Van derbilt student, Debbie Dodson charged that Nixon "uses th South as the dumb-dumb land We want people to know there no safe territory for him. E can't escape to.the Bean Spurs Mission's Turn To Roasf Bee DBS MOINES. (APT Th bean soup line, a tradition refuges which feed indigen nen, is a thing of the. past a ;he Door of Faith mission in Des Moines. That's because beans are more expensive than roast beef which' is now the mission's sta- )le fare, says director George followay. "The price, of. beans has changed fa much in the last few months that we started to pul he 'money in the refrigerator and the. beans in the Moway joked. He said Saturday the mission iaid about per 100 pounds of leans a year ago. This week in Des Moines they cost at least 35 per 100 pounds in some houses, he said. "I can get lower quality cuts f roast beef for less money lan it costs us for bean said. "The story gets sadder when ou consider we usually pul moked pork hocks in our he said. "I never thought I'd see the ay when beans got to be such a elicacy that we couldn't serve lem in a mission. We get a :al on meat, and by golly, lat's what we're going to ave." The mission serves about 180 leals daily in downtown Des loines. j But the diners no longer ge ie featured fare of another en pinto, navy, Great Northern nd Michigan beans. American Irish Honor St. Pat Early Gazette Leased Wires America's Irish began St. Patrick's day celebrations a day early Saturday with a showing of the green in Iwo of the nation's biggest cities New York and Chicago. Louisville, Ky., had its first St. Patrick's day parade since 191G revived by Mayor Har- vey Sloane whose wife, Kathy, is Irish. The parade in Sacramento, Calif., was joined by two male nude streakers. One of them was arrested and charged with indecent exposure and resisting arrest. Boston will hold its parade lodny, as will Annapolis, Md., and many other communities. Crowds up lo 10-dccp lined Fifth avenue to observe New York city's 212lli' annual pnnv'c, The parade, Ihc annual re- minder of Ihe days when Now York seemed lo bo an Irish city, brought bands and green cardboard derbies and mil- lions of freckles on thousands of marching schoolchildren. But there were, too, the craggy-faced elderly men in non-dcscript overcoats proud- ly carrying a banner that read "Irish Republican Army Vet- erans." A few units behind them, a departure from the days when Ihe ritual slogan "Eng- land, Get Out of Ireland" was permitted, waved a white on blue banner, "Support Ihe Northern Ireland Civil Rights Movement." And-a bit farther back, be- hind poster-sized portraits of some who have died in the strife that now afflicts North- ern Ireland, was an awkward- ly lellcred black on blood-red sign: "Bloody Sunday Com- memorative." Not lhat the over-all lone of this massive march was somber. Mayor Abraham Bcamc, wearing n kelly green necktie and a shamrock sprig pinned to his black raincoat by Helen Murphy, an Acr Lingus ste- wardess, was cheered repea- t e d I y by the seven-deep crowds that lined the avenue north to the reviewing stand. "It's great lo be here among mv fellow Irishmen." quipped Beamc, the city's first Jewish mayor. -Among the generally amia- ble crowds, only one heckler chided the mayor's choice of the British luxury liner, Ihe Queen Elizabeth 2, as the site for his upcoming birthday cel- ebration. "Change your parly to an Irish yelled the man, who said he was a member of Ihe National Assn. for Irish Freedom. It snowed on Mayor Daley's Chicago spectacle, replete with marchers and 50 floats, The parade route, Stale street, sporled green stripes. Fivo Irish International Air- lines stewardesses and Irish Consul General Timolhy Cor- coran presented Daley with a bowl of shamrocks picked in Ireland. Meanwhile, a group of coeds at the University of Wisconsin said they'd honor the day with a "streak dance." They said Saturday they hadn'l decided exactly when during the.week- end to hold the ceremony, ad- ding lhat it depended on the weather. Two young men, wearing only shoes, green socks and green garters, ran through a Milwaukee bank on Friday, shouting: "Happy St. P-i- Irick's day." Ramsey county, Minn., authorities said they were pre- pared for any streakers. "I'm telling said the sheriff, "anybody who runs naked is going to jail." He was com- menting on reports that col- lege groups planned lo slrenk through Ihe St. Paul's parade in honor of St. Patrick's day. VIENNA (AP) Ministers of Ihe world's chief oil exporting countries met for six hours Sat- urday but failed to agree whether or not to change inter- national oil prices. "I can tell you one'thing, oil prices will not go Iran's finance minister, :Jamshid told newsmen' as the ministers emerged from the closed door meeting. Oil prices have tripled since last .October: Amouzegar was chairman of the meeting of petroleum ex- porting countries here, but it was not clear whether he spoke in this capacity or was referring to his own country's views. Another Session The ministers, whose coun- tries handle 80 percent of the world's oil exports, scheduled another session today to discuss whether oil prices should be reduced, maintained at their present level or increased. In New York, CBS news re- ported 'that Amouzegar-said the oil ministers had reached a de- cision. the network reported Amo.uzegar said: deci- sion is that there will be no: increase or decrease in prices for the next three months, provided that the industrK alized countries will make an; effort to contain their infla- tion. We are giving them a second chance to contain the: inflation." The extension of the oil price onference. into Sunday will elay a meeting of Arab oil ministers at which they were to make a final decision whether lift their five-month-old em- argo against the United States..' In Cairo, the daily newspaper I Gomhouria said in Sunday ditions that .'the Arabs will lift ie embargo without conditions, I said the Arabs had decided gainst a three-month trial lift- ng of the embargo after receiv- ng "assurances in that connec- :on from the United Stales." The Arab meeting had been scheduled for this morning but Is now being delayed until at least after noon, conference officials said. The economic commission of ie Organization of Petroleum xporting Countries (OPEC) recommended the price in- crease, Amouzegar said. Saudi Arabia advocated re- (Conlinued: Page 3, Col. 8.) Today's Index SECTION A Late News City Hall Holes Deaths Editorials Report Card ...1, 1, 10 2 3 (-7 13 SECTION B Iowa News 1-13 Political Calendar 7 Frank Nve's Political Notes s Marlon 12 Food 13 Building 14-J7 Movies 18-19 Record Reviews 19 20-21 SECTION C Social MI Around Ihc Town 2 New Books i Travel 21 SECTION D Sporls l.f Outdoor Iowa Financial New York Stocks Wanl Ads Crossword i 10 Parfldo Magazine Conilci ;