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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette April 17, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 17, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Partly cloudy tonight, Thursday. Low tonight mid 40s. High Thursday around 70. VOLUME 92 - NUMBER 93 Ut nimbi CITY FINAL IO CENTS Hi CEDAR RAPIDS. IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Man Killed In 'Zebra' Shooting SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A young man was gunned down in the street Tuesday night in what police said appeared to be the 18th random attack on whites by one or more black assailants. The latest victim in the socalled “Zebra” shootings was Nelson T. Shields IV, 23, who was fatally wounded by a gunman who shot him in the back at point-blank range. “It looks like another Zebra case,” said Police Inspector Gus Coreris, referring to the police code name for the case. 12 Killed A total of 12 persons have been killed and six wounded since last November. In each case, the victims were white and the assailant was black. Other similarities to previous! shootings were the weapon used, a .32-caliber pistol, and the apparent lack of motivation. “There’s no motive.” Coreris told reporters at the scene. “A guy just comes over to help move a carpet and winds up dead.” Press: Russians May Infervene in Mid-East By United Press International The Arab press said Wednesday the Soviet Union was prepared to intervene directly to halt Israeli military activity on the Syrian front, where an all- Says Acts Were "Not Reluctant' fought off a Syrian helicopter and a patrol, a military source said. One Israeli soldier was reported killed Tuesday. Israel also reported an Israeli farmer was killed bv a land nighf battle raged for control"of mi“    «*    southern    jCaz**e    Leased    Wires strategic Mount Hermon and sector °f the He,Shts- .    .............. spread to the surrounding area. A military communique The warning, reported in thc|broadcast    Da™asc.uf, radi0 influential Beirut newspaper Allsald. clashes on Mount Hermon Anwar, followed the return oflcoatlnaed throughout the night Syrian President Hafez Assad to!a"d thls, ra0™"S ,sPrfad 10 Damascus Tuesday from a five-iother sedors of thc front- Tough Positions (Continued: Page 3, Col. 8.) -UPI Telephoto Shields, the son of a DuPont Co. executive in Wilmington. Del., was shot three times outside a home in a quiet residential street where he had come with a friend to pick up a rug. IHE WINNER — J. Bob Traxier gives the victory sign after winning Michigan's Eighth congressional district seat. (Photo of his opponent, James Sparling, on picture page.) Nixon-Aided Candidate Is Beaten SAGINAW, Mich. (AP day official visit to the Soviet Union and talks with Kremlin leaders,. Expansionist Al Anwar, quoting diplomatic sources, said the Soviets considered Israel’s current military operations on the Syria front a part of the Jewish state’s expansionist policy. “The Soviet Union is ready to go as far as to interfere directly to deter Israel.” the newspaper quoted the sources as saying. A joint Soviet-Syrian state- DES MOINES - The Iowa ment made at the end of As- jabor bureau has cited the Gun. sad’s visit said the Soviets have ner A 0jsen Corp^ port Wash_ “laid out measures for further ingtorii N y vvith two violations consolidation of the defense ca- of chapter 88.4 of the Iowa code pacity of Syria.” It gave no de- jn connection with the Oct. 3. .tails, but Arab newspapers said 1973 collapse of the KCRG-TV ! the Russians were preparing to tower near walker in which five give Syria long-range missiles workmen were killed, and more advanced Mig-23s and WASHINGTON - Atty. Gen. Saxbe said Wednesday he is convinced that Patricia Hearst “was not a reluctant participant” in a San Francisco bank robbery and that he considers her a common criminal. Saxbe told reporters at his Meanwhile, Egypt and Syria]weekly ncws conference that he adopted tough Middle East nego- was    bla    I*rs0"a' dating positions Wednesday. v,e"s ab#ut. ,he “J" and Israel accused the Arabs of newspaper Heiress reported kid- naped by the Symbionese Liber- Contractor On Tower Job Is Cited —igard to the impeachment in-1that his opponent “lived in a [before Harvey gave up the ip0SSibje Mig-25s. ~    Ll    I)we^r’    ,Me Democrat Bob Traxier has end- quiry now being conducted by big white house on Pennsyl- Eighth district seat for a judge- j London UPI diplomatic . ? notlce 11 1S cd the Republicans' 42-year the house judiciary committee, vania avenue in Washington.” ship, told newsmen he blamed ,orreSDondent k C Thaler    10ns' hold on Michigan's Eighth con- President Nixon was depicted! He said the President company has appealing the piny, told newsmen he blamed , „cnnnHnnt ac- himself and not Nixon for the nUoted Western defense experts Tbe two vio^ations °f Me act gressional district with a vie-jbv the White House Wednesday knowledged that when he ap-.defeat.    las saving anv effort bv Russia1 were alleged and Penalties tory that V ice-president Ford    as neither dismayed    nor dis-    peared here last week. I don’t “If the    campaign was lost,    it t ;    amountlng    to    $1,868    were    pro- Tiie shooting in the    Inglesidelcalled a bad omen f°r the na-    heartened by Traxier's victory    ever want to be in a presidential was lost    by Jim Sparling,” tion.    and believing the    campaign    election again.”    iinsisted. “One party control is not good was decided on the issues Toss “Rascals Out”    S    t    a    t    e    Republican    Chairman (or Amel ica.” Ford said after there.    Traxier,    a    lawvor    and    state'    McLaughlin    also    de- Traxier took slightly more than. “The President believes that reprcscntative. sajd he believed IcIined to put the finger on Nlx* district was several miles from the Western Addition area where most of the previous shootings took place street. Jonathan May of Mill Valley. who accompanied Shields, said he was in the house when the shooting took place and Shields was outside making room for the rug in their station wagon. Rapid Shots A neighbor who    heard    the    I**10111 of t ie \ Ute    Tuesday    Jim Sparling fought a g°°djbjs election meant “more good shots told police she saw a ,n a sPeciaJ    Mat    pitted    fight and it a man is willing lo people will be elected in Novem- black man running    up    the    !,m a8dinst    Republican James    run hard and campaign hard on    bcr wi(b the idea of throwing the pa( T.U    . j ■    ,hc JSSUCS' the |,resld<!nt wdl    rascals out and giving good gov- And the    trend rn    congres-    never turn away an opportunity    ernmcnt ^ tbe people ” sional elections now is for the Jo help that candidate,” said is;jXons policies and pro- Democrats to end up with art Deputy Press Secretary Gerald: grams were at stake in thc con. overwhelming majority rn the!Warren    test. he added. “The results were far closer lt, .    ,    amounting    lo    were    pro- he    'nt'UC"C J™ Posed by the commissioner of Middle East by g.v.ng such long- |abor J(? range weapons to Syria could .....    . Under the Iowa occupational safety and health act, a maximum fine of $1,000 may be as- on. “It’s easy to blame the Presi- have extremely serious consequences. All-Night Buttle    sessed    for    each    violation. On the northern cease-fire According to a labor bureau house. This will mean a legislative dictatorship.” Not “Dismayed” Ford said thc election would “I had been in the house have no bearing on how runabout two minutes when I heard grcss treats the President in re-three rapid shots." said May. “Illumed around and looked out. Nelson was lying in the street. I didn’t see the assailant.” Police said tho gunman apparently approached Shields on cedar Rap.** News— foot and shot him in the back as The city council will receive a than were expected a weeks ago,” Warren said. Doesn’t Blame Nixon ation Army more than two months ago. Saxbe told reporters he reached this conclusion from “the way she behaved, the number of people in the bank who observed her behavior, the testimony of witnesses and actions within the bank.” Backs Breaking In Saxbe said he believes the FBI would be justified in breaking into a dwelling to capture Miss Hearst and SLA members. “The entire group we’re talking about are common criminals,” Saxbe said. Asked if he was including Miss Hearst in that description, he replied, “Miss Hearst is part of it.” Saxbe said he was not giving any signals or orders to the FBI but he believed that if the FBI knows where the SLA members are hiding they should go in and get them. Saxbe recalled that he had said shortly after the kidnaping that if the FBI knew where the SLA was holding Miss Hearst they should go after her. Earlier Reaction Saxbe noted that after he Auditor To Report Thursday on Airport Traxier said the voters knew few I that perhaps a new moral force was needed in the White House. “And while we didn’t dwell on ...    ...    ... Watergate ... there are a lot of, ------------- - Sparling said he did not blame peopje wbo feR R very import- f°r Nixon’s impeachment i s defeat on Nixon, who made :ant ,hat a message and com_ evidence warranted. munication be sent that de- Sparling insisted Nixon was coney, honesty and integrity are not invited to Michigan to cam dent, hut I don’t know if that’s    lines. Syria and Israel reported    news release, “Gunner A. Olsen tho right thing.”    an all-night battle for control of    Corp. was cited for alleged vio- Sparling said he W'ould decide    the snow-capped slopes of    lations of the Iowa occupational later whether to challenge Trax-    Mount Hermon, the 37th consec-    safety and health general duty    made    that    statement,    Miss ler in November, when the seat!'JRve daY °f fighting on the    clause. The alleged violations do    Hearst’s    father,    newspaper edi- opens up again in a regular Heights.    J    not constitute a finding of the t 0 r Randolph Hearst, said Israel reported one of its sol-    ultimate cause of the tower col- diers wounded and its forces    lapse. Determination election. Not “Campaign” Stop During the campaign, both candidates said they would vote if thc in the President Picks Simon, Sawhill WASHINGTON (AP) - Pres- “It has been determined the employer (Gunner A. Olsen Saxbe’s comment, “bordered on the irresponsible” and possibly endangered her safety at that time. “As you know Mr. Hearst took Corp.) did not maintain a place a violent reaction when I said of employment free from recog- he shouldn't deal with the kid-nized hazards in the manner napers,” Saxbe said. “My reac- as against his G O.P. opponent, disagreed, and added that Nix- he bent over the tailgate of thc report Thursday night on a state,on is the problem of Republica    audit of airport commission cans, not Democrats. Shields a form, ll Student at books for 1973.    |    “They    are    the    people    that    are Hobart college in Geneva. NJ The report is part of a city- 80in8 t0 have to decide just Y, hi was    soaked    with    blood    when    November, it was prompted by J 0 v 0 m    r< ’ thc 42->€ar-°ld authorities    arrived    and    declared    a request from the mayor    and waxier told    newsmen. council in May, 1973.    ; Traxler’s    victory marked the Although the audit does    not j fourth time    in five special elec- normally had been playing lacrosse wide audit undertaken by State I how big an albatross he s going er in the day. His uniform! Auditor Lloyd Smith’s office in J® be around^ their necks in i i ...tiL    MAvnmKnr lf iitac nrnmntorl hv NOVC ITI DCF, the 42-\C3r“Olu hi a personal appearance district last week.    ^ ^    (    ^    ^    ^ ^ ^ w* *».*•«*»•« «*«.»«    nnutunvi.v.. But Traxier, who campaigned abSolutely essential in the White paign for him. but rather to ident Nixon Wednesday named sPcc*^ed M Me citation.    [Hon    hasn    t    changed. as much against the President House.”    i “get out of the White House the federal energy chief, Wil- Addy said, “There was no evi-j ^ Saxbe s comments Wednes- where he is now isolated and Ham E. Simon, to succeed dence t0 c’ite KCRG    far as u>- earst said through a face the people.”    George Shultz as treasury sec-exposure t0 employes was con-, spokesman this is all speech Sparling, a top aide to former | He said the voters have retarv.    *    cerned.    ” Republican Rep. James Harvey right t0 why the presjdent i Nixon promoted Simon’s chief! Killed rn the tower collapse,    f ! finds himself facing a terrible; assistant, John C. Sawhill, to were four Gunner Olsen em-    ‘    nl dilemma.    take over the energy post. I ployes. Richard Lane. Ronnie ^ncerned'T,its speculat or At mm    gy    p Secretary Parsons, both of Cedar Rapids;! thls po,nt'1 m not gomg t0 com’ Latter Challenge? making. Saxbe has the right to think what he thinks, and I also him dead. The police manhunt, code named “Operation Zebra.” was stepped up this week following an attack on two white teenagers Sunday. The two were seriously wounded by a gunman who walked up to them and opened fire from a distance of less than 3 feet. A Salvation Army cadet was killed and his female companion wounded April I. Four persons were killed and one wounded on city streets within a two-hour High Court Reinstates Kent Suits include 1972, Smith said in No- tions this year that vember he would look at a GO.P. areas have fallen to the WASHINGTON (IPI The transaction, involving land ac- Democrats.    Isupreme court ruled Wednesday quisition, that took place in 1972. But it was the first time Nixon that families of students killed A taxpayers group has cri- took an active role in trying to and wounded in the 1970 Kent ticized the transaction and stem the tide.    I State shootings can press feder- claimed it was illegal.    ..Reaj    Opponent”    aI dama8e suits against Ohio of- The meeting Thursday, open    .    ficiaIs and national guardsmen. to the public, will start at 7 p.m. With all of the 296 precincts in 7VV0 lawsuits had been dis-in the city council chambers on Me district accounted tor in un- missed in lower courts fourth floor of city hall. It will {official returns, Traxier had 59,-include the airport commission.!votes Sparling 56,575. city council and either Smith or; M b‘s victory statement to C. W. Ward, state superin-hundreds of cheering supporters • .  ----=— who chanted “Nixon must go,” “In addition to Watergate and its miserable ramifications, our people are demanding some j tough, no-nonsense answers regarding inflation, the economy, (Continued: Page 3. Col. 7.) Gerald Warren also announced Thomas R. McGlaun, Garland. h en that Nixon “intends to play an ^. ^ • and Dempsey Clark, Mo-increasingly expanded role,” in bd0, Ala., and Elmer Greiner, coordinating administration eco- an employe of Hoffman Brothers Says Ehrlichman Feels Nixon Now Ineffective Deputy I less    „ ..    ■’    I ment on the matter beyond that.” Kidnaping Saxbe said even if Miss Hearst had joined the SLA, it would not remove her kidnaping as a crime. When asked whether he thought the kidnaping had been _    staged, he replied “I don’t 'Each employer shall furnish know.” nomic policy. Construction Co., Independence. The chapter of the Iowa code under which Olsen was charged reads: Requirements killed and two others wounded. A $20,000 reward has been put up by several groups for the; public’s help in capturing the one or more gunmen responsible in the five-month shooting spree. Today s Index to each of his employes employ- in response to questions about ment and a place of employ-1 the bank robbery. Saxbe said, LOS ANGELES (AP) — John,thought he and the President?ment which is free from recog- “it would appear to me that she ...    Ehrlichman’s    friends    in Seattle had reached an understanding nized hazards that are causing was not a reluctant participant grounds that the state of Ohio    privately    has    expressed    ,hat    sueh a statement would be or are likely to cause death or in this robbery. My personal was the real defendant and the ne privater nas expresses released    senous physical harm to his conclusion is that she was no? a lith Amendment banned    suits I disappointment    with President' The friends were described as    employes    and comply with oc- reluctant participant. There’s safety and health room for others to say she was standards    promulgated under J coerced into it, the two guns pointed at her and so on.” with President by individuals against astate. Nixon and thinks Nixon's effec-1 saying Erhlichman thought Nix- cupational But the high court, in an 8-0 liveness is at an end, the Los on' had done a good job in for period Jan. 28. Between Nov. 28Pendent of municipal financing,    ,    —........0~-----  ...    —    ...---------------—--------------- ----------- and Dec. 22 six persons were who requested the meeting. Iraxler said he telt all along decjsjon written by Chief Jus-Angeles Times said Wednesday, jeign relations but that his cf- this act.” . Girl, 10. Outwits Would-Be Kidnaper Comics ............ 7D Crossword ......... .......71) Dailv Record ...... ..... 3A Deaths ............. 3A Editorial Features 6 A Farm .. ........... 4B Financial ...... 81) Marion ............ 91) Movies ...... IC Society ............ . 10B-13B Sports .............. ... 1D-6D State ..... H-3C Television ......... ....... 9C Want Ads .......... MM3D NEW ORLEANS (AP)-A 10-year-old girl on her way to school foiled a kidnap attempt by outwitting her would-be abductor. She escaped unharmed with the aid of a neighbor. Patricia Marshall and a friend were waiting for a school bus Tuesday on a corner near her home in Lake Vesta, a New Orleans subdivision. A man stopped his car, pushed Patricia in on the passenger’s side and slammed the door. Patricia yelled at her friend to run. Then pretending she couldn’t open the door, she banged on the window. The kidnaper, apparently convinced his victim was secure, started around to the driver’s door. Then Patricia opened her door. The kidnaper ran back around and tried to close it. Patricia blocked it with her foot as they struggled. A neighbor, Harvey Schwartz-berg, passed on his way to work and stopped to help. The kidnaper gave up trying to force the door closed and sped away after Patricia, with Schwartzberg’s aid. escaped from the car. tice Burger, said the amend-1 The report also said friends— ment does not prohibit in all interviewed on the understand-cases a defendant seeking dam- ing their names would be cottages on grounds of being de- coaled — had said Ehrlichman privcd of a federal right by a was convinced that an 18-min-state official under state law. Ute segment of taped conversance p.\w;«c tion between Nixon and former No Riding on Merits ^ Mousc chlef of s(aff „ R Justice Douglas did not par- Haldeman had been erased de-ticipate in the decision.    i    liberate^. The court did not rule on the |merits of either suit. It merely; reinstated them in U. S. district' court in Cleveland. Four students were killed and nine seriously wounded May 4,j 1970, on the Kent State university campus when national, The report said Ehrlichman had been shocked to learn of the existence of the tapes in Nixon’s office, and held it against Haldeman for not telling him. Ehrlichman himself declined charge. to be interviewed or comment Ehrlichman has been indicted feetiveness as President hadj The description of the Iii st    ...    ,. v. ended. There was no elabora- alleged violation, according to;    nances View tion.    the report was: “Permanent Earlier, Miss Hearst’s fiance Most friends said Khrlich- guy cable anchor locations were;said ho believes the SLA conman wouldn’t plead guilty to not inspected prior to the start triced the bank holdup — in of work.”    which she carried a carbine — The description of the second 10 ma^e people think she had citation read: “Operating pro-;joined the terrorist group, cedures for the attachment of Steven Meed, 26, told report-false face (devices) not set forth ers Tuesday that Monday’s and operating procedures for hank heist, in which two persons However, the Times said one ,he removal and replacement ofjwe wounded and $10,690 was close friend stated emphatically dlaS°nal braces (hog rodsl not stolen, was designed 'to get that Ehrlichman would indeed set forth. Available instructions (Continued: Page 3, Col. 6.) settle with the M’atergate pro- on method ot operation not fol- - secution on a single reduced lowed by workmen. Citations Issued Watergate-related charges or give helpful testimony to Watergate investigators in return for favorable court treatment, despite apparent financial difficulty. The citations were issued to I guardsmen fired on a group i    f    .    >    j    •    u    i    utauuud demonstrating against U. S. °" "e r'ends paraphrased re- by a federal ^    ^    Gunner A. Olsen    Corp ‘ground forces being sent jntojmarks the Times said in its dis-|ington, D.C.. on charges artstng    wi,    „ Cambodia. Families of three of the dead students filed the suits. Burger said the district court (Continued: Page 3, Col 7.) patch from Seattle. Friends reported Ehrlichman was disappointed that Nixon had not made a complete statement on Watergate a year ago. Ehrlichman, the report said. from the 1971 breakin at the California office of Daniel Ells- I otto a's Chuckle Nurse to new father: “I’m pleased to tell you that your wife has just given birth to a On April ll, according to the  .......   .J*"    aburcau    Statement,    John    future President of thc berg’s psychiatrist. He also is; ' aderm^n* representing the Enjted states—if we ever get charged with perjury in    (Gunner    Olsen),    nO\smarl    enough to Angeles in connection with the    commission    of    he    woman    •• breakin.    (Continued:    Page    3,    Col.    5.) elect a Copyright 1974 ;

  • Al Anwar
  • Bob Traxier
  • C. W. Ward
  • Daniel Ells
  • Dempsey Clark
  • Elmer Greiner
  • George Shultz
  • Gerald Warren
  • Gunner A. Olsen
  • Gunner Olsen
  • Gus Coreris
  • Hafez Assad
  • Ham E. Simon
  • J. Bob Traxier
  • James Harvey
  • James Sparling
  • Jim Sparling
  • John C. Sawhill
  • Lloyd Smith
  • Nelson T. Shields Iv
  • Patricia Hearst
  • Patricia Marshall
  • Steven Meed
  • Thomas R. Mcglaun

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: April 17, 1974

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