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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette April 13, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 13, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Mostly cloudy, continued cool. Low tonight about 40. Showers Sunday. High in upper 50s. CITY FINAL IO CENTS VOLUME 92 — NUMBER 94 CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 1974LEBANON WARNED ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES DAYAN Victim of I Kidnaping Improving CORDOBA. Argentina (AP) — American official Alfred Albert! Laun III, seriously wounded and, held for 15 hours Friday by1 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 newspapers and said he was lying near the River Primero in midtown 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 had been repaired but the main worry now as the possibility of infection because of the many hours Uiun lay wounded without 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 isolated home in suburban Unquillo by nine guerillas of the outlawed) People’s Revolutionary Army. He was wounded by gunfire when he resisted his abductors. I Laun. who is single, has been in Cordoba about 20 months as chief of the ISIS office here. His kidnapers had said he would be submitted to a “revo-l lutionarv tribunal” for alleged “counter revolutionary activities” in earlier L'SIS assignments in Santo Domingo. Saigon. Brazil and Bolivia. The guerillas apparently kept him alive by administering drugs and then abandoned him with three bottles of blood plasma attached to his body. Plane Sent Reporters reached him moments before a police ambulance 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 w ho found Laun j said his first words were: “Arc yCli friends?” They answered: “Don t worry, nothing is going to happen.” The newsmen 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 secs (Continued: Page 3, Col. I.) Black Students End Simpson Occupation -Gazette Photo bv 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 I 2-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 Date for Easter Is Sought Today's Chuckle Woman, buying fertilizer for her lawn. to salesman: “Is that the only scent it comes in?”    -Copyright    1974 B> George W. Cornell NEW YORK (AP) - A coincidence of the 1974 calendar has produced some rare chronological harmony among the world’s Western and Eastern Christians: They’re celebrating Easter at the tame time. The concurrence also has sparked a plea from the center of Eastern Orthodoxy for the fixing of a single date for Easter. Patriarch Demetrios I, spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians, Friday called for a pan-Christian agreement for setting a common time for the celebration. Because of present differences about the date, he said in an Easter encyclical released here bv the Greek Orthodox Arch diocese of the Americas, “our witness to Christ” has been weakened. Three Wings “Likewise the world has not known that God has sent Christ and that He has risen,” said the Patriarch o f Constantinople 1 (modern Istanbul), Turkey. .As the voice of one of the three major wings of Christianity, which also includes Roman Catholicism and Protestantism, the proposal could relive efforts to synchronize current mixed timings of Easter. 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 leadens gen erally have indicated they favor a standardized time. The problem has existed throughout the history of Christianity, sometimes resulting in a varied patchwork of dates for Easter according to region. Western System Indicted in Fetus Death (STON (AP) — The chief ent in obstetrics and gyn-)gy at Boston City hospi-las been suspended after j indicted Thursday on a daughter charge in the Ii of a 24-week-old fetus ved in a legal abortion, r. Kenneth Edclin is ^ed with the death of a y boy” aborted at the tai in 1973. erns and residents of the tai Friday issued a state-of'support for Edelin, lg lie was suspended with-iay in “ill-advised and in-jpriatc” action by hospitals. is being “scapegoated” inti-abortion forces, said Dr. Steven Saltzman, president of the BCH House Officers Assn. “As far as we can ascertain, Dr. Edclin was performing his duties in accordance with accepted gynecological practices throughout Boston and the country, and within the recent U.S. supreme court guidelines,” Saltzman said. Assistant District Attorney Newman Flanagan said an investigation began after his office was informed that no death certificate was filed for the fetus, which was removed to a county mortuary. Although the district attorney’s office declines to discuss details of the case, it is thought to center on the question of when a fetus can sustain life outside the womb and what the physician’s responsibility 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 scientifically and philsophicallv accepted 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 stand,” Curran said. Under the current pattern. Western Christianity (Roman Catholicism and Protestantism i hold their celebrations on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox (March 21). 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 Todays Index Council of Nicaea of 325 A.D. before the break between Eastern and Western Christianity. The Western church later dropped the requirement. Week to 5 Weeks Since Passover itself occurs at varying dates on the calendar because of continued Jewish use ut the ancien', lunar system of timing religious holidays, the Orthodox Easter shifts accordingly. It can come a week to five weeks after the Western Easter. But this year, since the Western Easter happened to follow the start of Passover a week ago. the Orthodox Easter comes on the same Sunday. This is the (Continued: Page 3, Col. 4.) INDIANOLA (AP) - Dissident black students and Simpson college officials reached a four-point agreement Saturday morning to resolve charges of discrimination and end the brief occupation of a campus building. About 40 members of the Organization for Black Unity (OBU) charged the administration allowed subtly racist attitudes to prevail at the Indianola college. James Zahnd. school information officer, said officials met through the night after the students took over Brenton student center about 9:30 p.m. Friday and allowed only newsmen to enter. A settlement between the students and administration was negotiated shortly after the 2 am. arrival cf Dr. Henry Parker, a black faculty member at the University of Northern Iowa and part-time member at ; Simpson. Effective at 6:30 The four-point agreement took effect at 6:30 a.m. when the I blacks left the building, but details of the settlement were withheld for several hours. There were no incidences and the occupation of the building [“was very peaceful,” Zahnd said. He said terms of the agreement are: The college will continue its search for an additional black faculty member for the 1974-75 I 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 coaching staff “to open lines of communication” and discuss allegations of discrimination by the staff. A committee will be established to implement the details of the agreement. 50 Blacks Members of the OBU, which represents some 50 blacks attending 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 reporters inside. A public relations man speaking for Simpson’s president, Dr. Richard Lancaster, said there were no plans to dislodge the students as long as the center services continued. School officials said they were mystified at the action taken by the students. They said they left Friday afternoon believing the matter would be discussed Monday. Black History OBU members said they wanted more active recruiting! of black administrators and faculty members, asking that by! [September 1976 there be ten j black faculty members. Spokesmen said they wanted black faculty members to teach black history, a course presently taught by a white professor. They also said the college's present athletic program reflects the racist attitudes of the coaches and has proved to be j“winningless and unfair.” The OBU asked for the firing [of the head football and basketball 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 tight 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 teachers.” But OBU Chairman Bernard Franklin charged the administration was “incompetent in searching out black teachers and administrators.1’ Anti-Castro Leader Slain In His Home MIAMI (AP) — A prominent anti-Castro leader has been killed in an assassination-style [shooting at his home in a Miami I suburb. Jose Elias de la Torriente, whom Cuban Premier Fidel ; Castro had accused several I 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 window. 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 the 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 thousands of other exiles, in the wake of the Communist takeover led by Castro. After retirement from Collins Radio International. Inc., in 1969, Torriente became a power among Cuban exiles and promoted a plan that he said would spark overthrow of Castro’s government. Easter Bunny Role for Guard XENIA. Ohio IAP' - The Easter bunny may be wearing olive drab in tornado-stricken Xenia. The Ohio national guard said Friday that its 178 military policemen in Xenia are preparing about 90 dozen eggs for the holiday. Saturday night patrols will be doubled, with four men on patrol instead of two. Two of the guardsmen will be dropping Easter baskets on doorsteps. Onslaught By Israelis In Reprisal By United Press International Israeli commandos captured suspected guerilla collaborators Saturday and blew up homes in a halt-dozen Lebanese border villages in what Defense Minister Moshe Dayan said was a new retaliation policy that could leave much of Lebanon “destroyed 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 “attacked a Syrian unit which had crossed the cease-fire line.’’ Dayan said in a news conference 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 devastating 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 convenience in Beirut, and at night they will cross the border into Israel, I think that eventually a good part of Lebanon will be destroyed and deserted,” Dayan said. Lebanon decided to ask for an emergency session of the U.N. I 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 w reckage of a home blown up in the village of Muhereb. Policeman Taken “If the citizens of Qiryat Shemona cannot live peaceful and normal lives, then the citizens of Lebanon will not be able to live peaceful and normal lives either,” 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 commandos blew up 21 houses and a water plant. “Smooth Action” Lebanon did not report any military casualties on either side and said the Israelis “withdrew to the occupied territories,” meaning back to Israel. Israel said the raiders “accomplished their mission in full and the action went smoothly.” The Lebanese villagers not only did not show fear but some even cooperated with Israeli forces,” a statement said. Newsmen in South Lebanon reported that Israeli artillery shelled some villages in the region before the attacks. There were no reports of close-quartcr clashes. Swimmers Attacked by Fish Churches ........ .. 4.5 Comics ............. ... ll Crossword ........ ... ll Daily Record ... •> Deaths •> •I Editorial Features . . 8 Financial .......... ... 7 Marion ............... ... 7 Movies ... 6 Sports ....... 9, IO Television .......... 2 Want Ads ........... 12-15 MIAMI BEACH (AP) -“They were really ripping chunks of flesh out,” 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 mouth,” said Fuller. “People were coming to us bleeding from wounds.” Haulover 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 swim rn e r s scurrying and screaming from the water. “In 26 years of working on the beaches here I can’t remember anything like it,” said Jim Holland, chief lifeguard. 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 fishermen reported catches of bluefish up to 20 pounds apiece. Most were in the two-to-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 leg,” said her father. 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 along,” he said. “The waves were full of fish.” Stacy Alexander, ll, of Grosse Ile, Mich., was treated and released from the hospital. “I felt a bite on my foot and started screaming and ran to the beach where a lifeguard grabbed me,” she said. Dean Toney, IO, 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 finger,” he said at the hospital. “It tore up to my bone. It was holding on.” ;

  • Bernard Franklin
  • Bonnie Brown
  • Buenos Aires
  • George W. Cornell
  • Henry Parker
  • James Zahnd
  • Jeff Fuller
  • Jim Holland
  • Kenneth Edclin
  • Laun Iii
  • Laun J
  • Laverne Labarge
  • Moshe Dayan
  • Newman Flanagan
  • Paul Vi
  • Richard Lancaster
  • Robert French
  • Ron French
  • Stacy Alexander
  • Steven Saltzman
  • William Curran
  • Yitzhak Hofi

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: April 13, 1974

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