Cedar Rapids Gazette, April 13, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

April 13, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 13, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Mostly cloudy, con- tinued cool. Low tonight about 40. Showers Sun- day. High in upper 50s. CITY FINAL 10 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES CORDOBA, Argentina (AP) American official Alfred Albert Laun III, seriously wounded and held for 15 hours Friday by Marxist guerillas, was reported improving Saturday after two- and-a-half-hours of emergency surgery. The U.S. Information Service official was rushed to a hospital after the guerillas called news papers and said he was lying near the River Primero in mid- town Cordoba. Reporters found him with a -bullet wound in his stomach and badly beaten about the head. Hospital sources said the damage done by the bullet hac. been repaired but the ..main worry now as the possibility o! infection because of the manj hours Laun lay wounded withoui medical attention. The sources said he was in "serious to fair condition." Wisconsin Native Laun, 36, a native of Kiel, Wis., was seized at his isolatec home in suburban Unquillo by nine guerillas of the outlawec People's Revolutionary Army He was wounded by gunfire when he resisted his abductors. Laun, who is single, has been in Cordoba about 20 months as chief of the USIS office here. His kidnapers had said he would be submitted to a "revo- lutionary tribunal" for alleged "counter revolutionary activi ties" in earlier USIS assign- ments in Santo Domingo, Sai gon, Brazil and Bolivia. The guerillas apparently kept him alive by administering drugs and then abandoned him with three bottles of blood plas- ma attached to his body. Plane Sent Reporters reached him mo- ments before a police ambu- lance arrived. U.S. officials in Buenos Aires said a plane was being sent to evacuate him if necessary. Hospital sources said his eyes were blackened by blows to the head. The newsmen who found Laun said his first words were: "Are y5u They answered: "Don't worry, nothing is going to happen." The nswsmen said a note was pinned to Laun, explaining what medication had been given him during captivity. 1971 Kidnaping ERP the acronym for the People's Revolutionary Army in Spanish is a highly secretive guerilla group. It has vowed to fight against foreign business and the military, which it sees (Continued: Page 3, Col. 1.) Black Students End Simpson Occupation INDIANOLA (AP) 1976 there be ten Today's Chuclde Woman, buying fertilizer for her lawn, to salesman: "Is that the only scent it comes -Copyright 1974 Ptiolo by Duane Crock Young Columbuses Embark Mike LaBarge, son of ,Mr. and Mrs. LaVerne LaBarge, Anamosa, left, and Ron French, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert French, 195 Fifth avenue, Marion, boarded a plane Saturday morning at Cedar Rapids Municipal airport enroute to Spain and Portugal. The 12-day expense-paid tour was the result of their being selected Young Columbus XVIII contest winners for outstanding work as route carriers and community representatives. Fixed Pate for Easter Is By George W. Cornell NEW YORK coinci- dence of the 1974 calendar has produced some rare chronolog- ical harmony among the world's Western and Eastern Christians: They're celebrating Easter at .he same lime. The concurrence also has sparked a plea from ,the center of Eastern Orthodoxy for the fix- ng of a single date for Easter. Patriarch Demetrios I, spiri- .ual leader of the world's Ortho- dox Christians, Friday called "or a pan-Christian agreement or setting a common time for he celebration. Because of present differences about the date, he said in an laster encyclical released here by the Greek Orthodox Arch- diocese of 'the Americas, "ourjerally have indicated they favor been a standardized time. The problem has existed throughout the history of Chris- tianity, sometimes resulting in a varied patchwork of dates for witness to Christ" has weakened. Three Wings "Likewise the world has not known that God has sent Christ and that He has said Patriarch o f Constantinople j Turkey. As the voice of one of the three major wings of Chris- tianity, which also includes Roman Catholicism and Protes- tantism, the proposal could re- vive efforts to synchronize cur- rent mixed timings of Easier. Pope Paul VI, in line with a decree of the Second Vatican Council, has affirmed readiness for fixing a definite Sunday for the observance, contingent only on agreement about it. Most Protestant leaders gen- Indicted in Fetus Death BOSTON (AP) The chief resident in obstetrics and gyn- ecology at Boston City hospi- tal has been suspended after being indicted Thursday on a manslaughter charge in the. death of a 24-wcck-oId fetus involved in a legal abortion. Dr. Kenneth Edelin is charged with the death of a "baby boy" aborted at the hospital in 1973. Interns and residents of the hospital Friday issued a state- ment of'support for Edelin, saying lie was suspended with- out pay in "ill-advised and in- appropriate" action by hospi- tal officials. He is being "scapegoatcd" by anti-abortion forces, said Dr. Steven Saltzman, pres- ident of the BCH House Of- ficers Assn. "As far as we can ascer- tain, Dr. Edelin was perform- ing his duties in accordance with accepted gynecological practices throughout Boston and the country, and within the recent U.S. supreme court Saltzman said. Assistant District Attorney Newman Flanagan said an in- vestigation began after his of- fice was informed that no death certificate was filed for the fetus, which was removed to a county mortuary. Although the district attor- ney's office declines to discuss details of the case, it is thought to center on the ques- tion of when a fetus can sus- tain life outside the womb and what the physician's responsi- bility is to exert every effort to keep an aborted fetus alive. William Curran. professor of legal medicine at Harvard, said viability of a fetus its potential ability to live outside the mother's womb even with artificial aid has not been determined "as a scientif- ically and philsophically ac- cepted point of demarcation in fetal development." The courts have generally placed viability at the fifth or sixth month but "I think the six-month line is an arbitrary limit that won't Cur- ran said. Easter according to region. Western System Under the current pattern, Western Christianity (Roman Catholicism and Protestantism) hold their celebrations on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equin- ox (March By this system, the time of Easter floats over a month-long period, any time from March 22 to April 25 inclusive. Eastern Orthodoxy, including more than a dozen branches with about six million members in the U. S., uses the same formula with one exception Easter must always come after the start of the Jewis Pass- over. This conforms to the original chronology of the event Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus. The Orthodox provision also conforms to a degree- of the Today's Index Churches Comics 11 Crossword 11 Daily Kccord............ 3 Deaths 3 Editorial Features 8 Financial 7 Marion 7 Movies 6 Sports Television 2 Want Ads ...............12-15 Council of Nicaea of 325 A.D. before the break between East- ern and Western Christianity. The Western church later dropped the requirement. Week to 5 Weeks Since Passover itself occurs at varying dates on the calen- dar because of continued Jewish use of the ancient lunar system of timing religious holidays, the Orthodox Easter shifts accord- ingly. It can come a week to five weeks after the Western Easter. But this year, since the West- ern Easter happened to follow the start of Passover a week ago. the Orthodox Easter comes on the same Sunday. This is the (Continued: PagelTCol. 4.) sident black students and Simp son college officials reached four-point agreement Saturday morning to resolve charges o discrimination and end the brie] occupation of a campus build ing. About 40 members of the Or ganization for Black Unit) (OBU) charged the administra tion allowed subtly racist atti tudes to prevail at the Indianola college. James Zahnd, school informa tion officer, said officials me through the night after the stu dents took over Brenton studenl center, about p.m. Friday and allowed only newsmen to enter. A settlement between the stu dents and administration was negotiated shortly after the 2 a.m. arrival of Dr. Henry Parker, a black faculty member at the University of Northern Iowa and part-time member ai Simpson. Effective at The four-point agreement took effect at a.m. when the blacks left the building, but de tails of the settlement were withheld for several hours There were no incidences and the occupation of the building "was very Zahnc said. He said terms of the agree- ment are: The college will continue its search for an, additional black faculty for the 1974-75 school year. A position of dean of minority affairs will be established. A meeting was scheduled for Saturday night between black athletes and the school's coach- ing staff "to opan lines of com- munication" and discuss allega- tions of discrimination by the staff. A committee will be es- tablished to implement the de- tails of the agreement. 50 Blacks Members of the OBU, which represents some 50 blacks at- tending Simpson, had said they wouldn't leave the building until 'the administration is ready to sit down with sincerity and openness in their hearts for our demands." A member of the group was running the switchboard at the center Friday night and OBU members said they would run the switchboard as usual. However, the students have locked the doors of the center and said they would let only re- porters inside. A public relations man speak- ing for Simpson's president, Dr. Richard Lancaster, said there ,vere no plans to dislodge the students as long as the center services continued. School officials said they were mj'stified at the action taken by he students. They said they left Friday afternoon believing the matter would be discussed Mon- day. Black History OBU members said, they van ted more active recruiting of black administrators and fac- ilty members, asking that by black faculty members. Spokesmen said they wantec black faculty members to teach black history, a course present- ly taught by a white professor. They also said the college's present athletic program re- flects the racist attitudes of the coaches and has proved to be "winningless and unfair." The OBU asked for the firing of the head football and basket- ball coaches and the hiring of a black coach for either one of the sports. Lancaster said administrators were "trying diligently" to hire black professors to head a black studies program. He said tighl finances had forced cutbacks in the program earlier this year. He said the college has "made marked progress and has attempted to use all resources available to attract black teach- ers." But OBU Chairman Bernard Franklin charged the adminis- tration was "incompetent in searching out black teachers and administrators." Anti-Castro leaderSlain In His Home MIAMI (AP) A prominent anti-Castro leader has been killed in an assassination-style shooting at his home in a Miami suburb. Jose Elias de la Torriente, whom Cuban Premier Fide! Castro had accused several times of working for the U. S. Central Intelligence Agency, was shot in the head as he watched- television in the living room of his Coral Gables home Friday night. Police said three shots were fired through a win- dow. Hospital officials said he died of head wounds. A source close to the family said Torriente had received a threatening note in recent days. The source said he was told by ihe family and police that the note was political in nature. .Torriente, 70, was a former Cuban minister of agriculture He came to the U. S. in the early 1960s, along with thou- sands of other exiles, in the wake of the Communist take- over led by Castro. After retirement from Collins Radio International, Inc., in 1969, Torriente became a power among Cuban exiles and pro- moted a plan that he said would spark overthrow of Castro's government. Easter Bunny Role for Guard XENIA, Ohio (AP) The aster bunny may be wearing olive drab in tornado-stricken Xenia. The Ohio national guard said 'riday that its 178 military poli- cemen in Xenia are preparing about 90 dozen eggs for the holi- lay. Saturday night patrols will >e doubled, with four men on lafrol instead of two. Two of the guardsmen will be dropping Easter baskets on doorsteps. By United press International Israeli commandos captured suspected guerilla collaborators Saturday and blew up homes in a half-dozen Lebanese border villages in what Defense Min- ister Moshe Dayan said was a new retaliation policy that could leave much of Lebanon "de- stroyed and deserted." On the Golan Heights, Syrian and Israeli forces fought with artillery along the cease-fire line for the 33rd consecutive day, a Syrian communique said. Israel said its planes "at- tacked a Syrian unit which had crossed the cease-fire line." Dayan said in a news confer- ence in Tel Aviv that the raids on Lebanon were in retaliation for the Arab guerilla attack Thursday in Kiryat Shemona, and he warned that more devas- tating raids were in store if the Arab strikes continued. U.N. Session "If the Lebanese government will allow terrorist headquarters to enjoy their freedom and con- venience in Beirut, and at night they will cross the border into Israel, I think that eventually a good part of Lebanon will be de- stroyed and Dayan said. Lebanon decided to ask for an emergency session of the U.N. Security Council in New York to discuss the reprisal raids. Lebanon said Israeli troops killed two women, kidnaped 13 civilians and blew up 24 homes and an electrical generator. The defense ministry said the women were trapped in the wreckage of a home blown up in the village of Muhereb. Policeman Taken "If the citizens of Qiryat She- mona cannot live peaceful and normal lives, then the citizens of Lebanon will not be able to live peaceful and normal lives Dayan said. He said commandos captured guerilla collaborators and one Lebanese policeman. He said the operation was the start of a new Israeli policy designed to force Lebanon to get rid of guerilla strongholds in its territory. Acting Chief of Staff Major Gen. Yitzhak Hofi said the com- mandos blew up 21 houses and a ivater plant. "Smooth Action" Lebanon did not report any tiilitary casualties on either side and said the Israelis "with- drew to the occupied terri- meaning back to Israel. Israel said the- raiders "ac- lomplished their mission in full and the action went smoothly." The Lebanese villagers not only did not show fetar but some even cooperated with Israeli a statement said. Newsmen in South Lebanon reported that Israeli artillery shelled some villages in the re- gion before the attacks. There vere no reports of close-quarter clashes. Attacked by Fish of MIAMI BEACH (AP) "They were really ripping chunks of flesh says lifeguard Jeff Fuller, one of about a dozen swimmers slashed and bitten by fish caught up a feeding frenzy. "One of the fish knocked me off a surfboard and hit me in the said Fuller. "People were coming to us bleeding from wounds." Haulovcr Beach, one of south Florida's largest public beaches, was closed for four hours Friday after schools of bluefish and jacks both voracious feeders sent s w i in m e r s scurrying and screaming from the water. "In 26 years of working on the beaches here I can't re- member anything like said Jim Holland, chief life- guard. He said most of the victims were near shore, some in as little as six inches of water, when bitten. He said the bluefish and jacks were chasing mullet, a smaller school fish often fed on by larger ones, and the swimmers and surfers "just got in their way." There were also 'fishing boats in the area and fisher- men reported catches of blue- fish up to 20 pounds apiece. Most were in the two-lo-five pound range. Lifeguards said bluefish, with small but razor-sharp teeth, inflicted most of the damage. Jacks have no teeth but their gills and fins can cause scratches. Bonnie Brown, 14, of Miami was one of the most severely injured. She required 55 stitches to close leg wounds. "Bonnie had two large scoops taken out of the back of her left said her fa- ther. He- said she was one of six children in a church group spending Good Friday at the beach. "The children were in about two feet of water when some big waves came he said. "The waves were full of fish." Stacy Alexander, 11, of Grosse He, Mich., was treated and released from the hospi- tal. "I felt a bite on my foot and started screaming and ran to the beach where a lifeguard grabbed she said. Dean Toney, 10, of Miami, said he tried to catch a small mullet but instead had his finger bitten by a bluefish. "This big fish went by and took a hunk out of my he said at the hospital. "It tore up to my bone, It was holding on." ;