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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 27, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Cloudy, chance of thunderstorms tonight, early Sunday. Low tonight in 60s. High Sunday in 70s. VOLUME 92 — NUMBER 108 ninth CITY FINAL IO CENTS y.‘ CEDAR RAPIDS. IOWA, SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES $20.4 Million in TI • I •    . • t* a I Third Day on Paintings Stolen Cabinet Duo guerillas jailed in the Irish Republic. The largest robbery listed in the Guinness Book of World Records was $11.5 million in gold bars and bank notes stolen by American servicemen and German civilians in June, 1945, from a mountainside cache near Einsiedel, Bavaria. The biggest previous art theft occurred Dec. 31, 1966, when eight masterpieces valued at $7 million were taken from London’s Dulwich College art gallery. All were recovered within days. Billion a Year BLESSINGTON, Ireland (AP) — A gang of gunmen led by a young woman raided the country home of a gold mining millionaire Friday night and stole 16 art masterpieces worth an estimated $20.4 million. It apparently was the world’s largest robbery. The estimate was given by James White, director of Dublin’s National Gallery, where the paintings were often on exhibit. Police, however, would not comment on the value of the paintings, owned by Sir Alfred Beit. Beit’s wife told newsmen one of the gunmen dragged her out of the mansion in this village south of Dublin, kicked her and flung her on the stone stairs, and has not been recovered, shouting: “We’ll be back for Police sources estimate you later.” French Accent Police said the young woman,] speaking with a French accent, knocked at the door to Beit’s 18th-Century home, and when a young servant opened the door three armed men pushed inside. Beit, 71, and his wife were listening to records in the drawing j room. “They rushed in shouting ‘Capitalist pigs’ and told us we] were walking on the working j class,” Beit said. “One of them* put a revolver against my neck. I turned and he hit me.” The Beits and their four servants were tied up while the woman, apparently very knowledgeable about art, casually selected the best of Beit’s trea- NEW YORK (AP) - A jury went into its third day of deliberations Saturday in the trial of John Mitchell and Maurice Stain, after indicating it had shifted attention from the con-s p i r a c y charge to perjury counts against Mitchell. The jury of nine men and three women got the case Thursday after a 10-week trial. Requests to the judge appeared to mean it was moving straight through the 15-count indictment and had got about halfway. The first requests after beginning deliberations were tor more information about the conspiracy charge — the first count against the two former cabinet Two of Six Another Vermeer painting “Guitar Player”, worth at least ] 0 jffi cers $4.5 million — was stolen from a, London museum in February I Late Friday, the jury asked the    Judge Lee Gagliardi to elabo- worldwide value    of    art    stolen in    rate on two of six perjury the last three    years    at    $1    billion    counts against Mitchell, 60, a y ear .    *    former attorney general. The stolen works are difficult Former Commerce Secretary to sell on the legitimate market Stans, 66, was also charged with and many disappear without a six perjury counts, but they trace. Shot Because His Identify Card Stolen PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - were at the end of the indict- J ment. The conspiracy count charged Mitchell and Stans with a cor-; rupt agreement to impede a securities fraud investigation of financier Robert Vesco in return for Vesco’s $200,000 secret cash contribution to President Nix-! on’s 1972 re-election campaign. 1 -    . T3__ lir ,__ .in    „ ,    They quit    the    cabinet    to    run the Frank Brauner, 42. lay in a nos-! n T pital Saturday, his legs shat- c p ‘ 8n * tcred by police bullets when he Obstruction Counts entered his own apartment two After the conspiracy count nights ago.    were two counts of obstruction He became the    target    of a    of justice against both defend- sures.    manhunt Wednesday night after ants. The jury so far had not She first chose the most valu- a man carrying his stolen iden- asked about them. They alleged able of the stolen paintings — a tification shot Patrolman Rich- an attempt to impede the Sc- small Vermeer named “Woman ard Huggins, 31, who was inves- amities and Exchange Commis- Writing a Letter” valued at $7.2 tigating a hit-and-run accident. ?ion probe of Vesco and the million.    Also    taken    were    works While scores    of police    massive civil fraud suit the SEC by    Franz    Hals,    Goya,    Rubens,    swarmed over northeast    Port-    Mod in November, 1972, against Gaine,borough.    Velasquez.    Ciuar-j ] anc j    looking for the    assailant,    him. di,    Moreelse,    Ruisdael    and     tvvo    others went t0    Brauner’s    The jury’s    request    on    the two Metsus.    apartment, entered and waited Mitchell perjury counts involved Seven Minutes    in the dark, officials said.     3 char K<> lhat he lied to 3 grand BELLEAIR BEACH, i la.-Dr. ! jury when he denied seeing Eddie Anderson, former Lniver-The whole operation, police . list before police arrested an-    campaign    volunteer Dan- sity of Iowa football coach, died said, was over in seven minutes, ofter man. Brauner returned to     p    «    Wahneta! I** Friday night following a Detectives theorized that thesis apartment carrying j™    reception March » ‘long Bine* He was 73. Leak at Chicago Chemical Plant CHICAGO (UPI) cal seeping from a ruptured million-gallon storage tank sent clouds of eye-stinging hydrochloric acid over a five-mile area Friday night, forcing A chem;- two of the battalions but kept a military police unit activiated as a precaution. Reduce Leakage A spokesman for the Environ- thousands to flee their homes on mental Protection Agency said Chicago’s South side.    the gas leak was    caused    by Police Commissioner James    y a ^ ve    malfunctions    at the    bot- Rochford estimated 25.000 per-    HI/'. c , sons were affected by the gas,    chemical was    first report- which burned eyes and clogged Wil t j —UPI Telephoto FLEE FUMES — Two boys use cloths to cover their faces for protection from the fumes which spread over a Chicago South Side area. They are shown walking to a Chicago Transit Authority bus called to evacuate residents. (More photos on picture page.) Dr. Eddie Anderson, Ex-Iowa Coach, Dies thieves were members of the; zen TV dinners and two packs of outlawed Irish Republican Army cigarets. Dr. Eddie coached at Iowa in and may have taken the paintings to use as 25% Drop in Traffic Toll WASHINGTON (UPI)—Citing the nationwide 55-mile-per-hour speed limit as a contributing 1972, and that he lied in denying “Before I could switch on the hetalkedtoVesco ,awyerHarry I 1939 ' 42 and 1946 49 bef ° re re * ta frpp iiohf cnm t.irnnH <> fi^h Sears in September, 1972, about signing in 1950. His best won-ransom to tree light, somebody turned a flash- .,    ...    ’    .     llfUtl    tha    „„ 1I( i, m , nc light in my face and hollered the SEC subpoena of Vesco. .tost season with the Hawkeyes 1 At the jury s request, Gagliar- was rn di had parts of the testimony “Iron reread about the two incidents, record ... I didn't hear anybody say anything else and I ran toward the kitchen to get a chair.    „    .    ,    ,. . That's when I got hit.” said ?. s “f ls of hl * instruc ' Brauner    ! tlons abou the P er J ur y Jaw - “If they shouted my name or I-    . T~ ~ ^    ~ told me to halt, I didn’t hear it. L3ndSlld6 BUNGS OU 1939 Men - ’ when the famed posted a 6-1-1 All I could think of was that I factor. Energy Chief John Saw- had interrupted a burglary and hill said Friday that the highway death toll dropped 25 per- mavbc the burglar had a knife.” “So I ran into the living room, cent in March compared to the just off the entryway, heading same month a year ago. March marked the first month that all 50 states observed the limit. An estimated 3.191 persons were killed, compared to 4.283 for the corresponding period a year ago, according to Sawhill. He urged Americans to conserve energy this summer by: ] Setting air-eonditioner ther-; mostats at 78 to 80 degrees. If the new settings are an average I of six degrees higher than last year, a home owner’s cooling] costs should drop about 15 per-) cent, the Federal Energy Office said. Dressing for warmer summer temperatures by wearing more 1 sports clothes and fewer neckties. Turning off as many electric lights as possible and not buying an air-conditioner at all “unless you really need it.” Todays Index for the kitchen to get a chair or something to defend myself,” Brauner said, adding that he was not aware that a third person, the second policeman, was in the apartment. I don’t know where he was, maybe in the living room,” said Brauner, who got as far as the (Continued: Page 2, Col. 8.) Homes; Fear 17 Dead TOKYO (UPI) — Seventeen persons were feared dead Saturday in a landslide which buried about 80 homes on the side of a mountain honeycombed with old mine tunnels in the village of Okura 188 miles north of Tokyo. He coached at Loras college, DePaul university and Holy Cross prior to taking the Iowa job. After leaving Iowa, Dr. Eddie returned lo Holy Cross where he coached from 1950 until his retirement in 1964. was inducted into football Hall of, Cambodian Flareups PHNOM PENH (AP) - In 1971, he the college Fame. Bom in Mason City in Dr. Eddie graduated from Notre j ma j or Dame in 1922 and was an end The sand captain of the 1921 Irish p ' Blasts Kill One, Level 8 Buildings lungs. At least 2.000 went through a double nightmare of being evacuated to the Washington Carver high school, nine blocks from the tank, and then being forced to move again when the wind shifted the “acid cloud.” Scores were overcome or made sick and treated in makeshift first aid stations. Spokesmen at two hospitals said IO victims were admitted and at least 39 others were treated and released. Those held overnight were reported in good condition. “Sit by Radio” Police said virtually all who fled their homes had returned by early Saturday. A spokesman said “there appears to be no immediate danger” but residents were warned to “sit by the radio in case anything more develops.” An official at the Bulk Terminals Co. chemical plant said Saturday that experts from all over the U.S. had flown to Chicago to stop the leak. The tank contained approximately 500.000 gallons of silicon tetrachloride. “The situation is still the same,” said Joseph Nedza, manager of customer services at Bulk Terminals. “People I from all over the country are ed leaking at IOO pounds per minute, but engineers reduced the leakage about 50 percent by dropping lead balls to the bottom of the tank. A spokesman said Saturday that, if the bulk terminal was not able to contain the fumes with a sleeve device before the day was over, the remaining chemical would be pumped to other tanks. “It was just horrible,” said Mrs. Jesse Hudson, a resident of the Altgeld Garden housing development, where most of the residents were forced to leave. “The stuff was real thick and you couldn’t breathe outside. You couldn't even see down the block. People were coughing, choking.” “Couldn't Breathe” “When they came and told us to get out and I went outside. I thought I was going to die,” Tesse Williams said. “I couldn’t breathe and everything burned. They ought to let people know that stuff like that is around.” Assistant Deputy Supt. Alfred Conrad told those who decided to return home that, although the police could not “guarantee their safety,” there was no need to fear the fumes would overcome them in their sleep. ‘‘There’ll be policemen there,” he said. “There’ll be ^experts in asbestos suits buses there. Right now we have continued efforts to repair what I Nedza said was a “large nozzle Ion the side of the tank with a j solit in the weld,” a white cloud j of gas continued to rise. “ A Expressway Closed one I i Southeast winds    blew the cloud toward the Calumet Expressway. a major    north-south artery, which was    closed for ... .    ,    several    hours    Friday    night    and were three, possibly four. expJo- , saturday sions,” said    Fire    Marshal    Bob     F> / Williams.    Other    officials    said     E,lperts explalned    that sl " con no reason to believe the fumes will return. But should the wind shift, the police will be there to wake you up and the buses will be there to take you to safety.” NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) series of explosions killed man and destroyed eight buildings early Saturday in a downtown residential section. “As far as we can tell, there Man Is Held For Hearst Extortion Bid .    ,    . ,    ,    tetrachloride    turns    into hydro- the explosions appeared to have h| ■ jd h .    •     jn been caused by gas. It has been feared several persons were trapped in the rubble of the three-story brick buildings, three of which were empty. But by dawn officials had accounted for all 24 residents of the row houses. Police said 23 LOS ANGELES (AP)-A man was arrested Saturday after he contact with the moisture in the j a ttcmpted to extort $100,000 for air. The resulting cloud pro-;phony plans to free Patricia duced burning sensations in the Hearst the FBI said throat and eyes and caused nau- ^m^Ra^Lee Jone , sea and headaches^     o{    suburban Van Nuys bad Toxicologist Bad. Boules of n0 connection with the l idnap . the University of Illinois medi- 1 cal school said the fumes could ing, although he claimed to be Rush medical college and from 1900, ] 1943-45 he held the rank of the army medical!alone. « j *    ri ji, . . , .    ....    affiliated with    the Symbionese residents    fled.be fatal to children or persons    ,., their homes    after hearing    the with respiratory ailments.    Agent-said ho    claimed he knew first blast, just before 2 a.m..! Governor Daniel Walker flew f n, ‘ .7. I % tla ™ea ne Knew and receiving warnings from over the affected area and then )'Ij Fe \ 1SS ,. carS -. as J police.    ordered mobilization of three bel l and , could pr0Vlde a plan The dead man was a retired national guard battalions to aid, shopkeeper in his 70s who lived evacuation and prevent looting.' for her release. The FBI said Jones sent three in I Later Friday night he released! J e, ‘ ers demanding money to her father in the San Francisco su- Cambodian command Saturday reported outbreaks of fighting north and southeast of the capital. football team. He also played professionally for old Chicago Cardinals. Dr. Eddie was a graduate of He married the former Mary Broderick in 1929. He is survived by his widow and four children. three boys and a girl. Reagan Sees Resignation Lack of Law Could Prove Costly burh of Hillsborough. “In addition, letters indicated the lives of the other Hearst r\ n • I f 4 A • i I children were in danger,” the by President a Mistake fbi said. It said it closed in after a let- By Jerry Mursener    come    to    “explode    the    fairy    tale’ , ter instructed that a courier DES MOINES (UPI) — Cab-that Democrats have been brae-.bring the money in small bills Church Page ........ 3 Crossword 6 Daily Record ........ ......2 Deaths ...2 Editorial Features •*..... 4 Financial ............ .......8 Marion .............. 8 Movies ........... .... 7 Sports ............... 9-11 Television ........... Want Ads ...”....... 11-15 By Gordon Jackson DES MOINES (UPI)—Iowa may lose up to $10 million in federal highway safety and road construction funds if the legislature fails to approve a mandatory motorcycle helmet law, state safety officials said Friday. Lance Faust, Iowa highway safety program director in the state office of planning and programming, said the federal highway safety administration has approved and funded Iowa’s highway safety program for the 1974 fiscal year. However, Faust said for fiscal year 1975 beginning July I, the highway safety administration may withhold $1.5 million to $2 million earmarked for Iowa’s road safety programs and an additional $6 million to $8 million in high way construction monies from the state. He said federal officials earlier warned the money may be withheld if Iowa does not enact a motorcycle helmet law. Faust said the $6 million to $8 million represents ten percent of Iowa's annual allocation of federal highway construction funds. The state safety official said it’s unlikely the legislature, which is grinding toward ex-p e c t e d adjournment next week, will give final approval to a helmet bill this session. The measure passed the senate in the 1973 session, but has stalled under heavy opposition in the house. “As far as I know, the bill’s dead for this session,” Faust said. “Some lawmakers have taken the position they are not going to be bullied by the fed eral government into pasting the bill.” Rep. Ed Bittie (R-West Des Moines), a chief backer of the helmet bill, expressed only slightly more optimism than Faust that the measure will be adopted this session. Bittie agreed some lawmakers see “a veiled threat” by the federal government and said the legislators do not want to be “blackmailed” into passing the measure. “The bill is presently in a sifting committee and it may not come out this session,” Bittie said. “Even if it does come out, it may not pass the full house. The chances are no better than even.” State Deputy Safety Commissioner Robert Holetz noted Iowa is one of just four states — the others are Nebraska, California and Mississippi — which do not have mandatory motorcvcle helmet laws. $21,000 Theft by Fake Attendant fornia Gov - Ronald w - Reagan, mg their criticism of the Pres- '» a P hon <? bo 0 ' 11 in suburban cai T , ivF riTV ,    .    ;f alling on A ™ r , ican 1 <«    idem    for    the    past year and to Sherman Oaks. SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A ly examine the legislative track ;     F    *    Jones    was    booked    at    the    Glen- thief who posed as a room ser- record of Democrats, said Fri-i als0 draw attentlon to the iail- |dale city j ai j for investigation of vice attendant, shoved his wav day he is concerned the real; in gs of the Democratic-con- extortion. Agents said he will be . ^ issues in the 1974 off-year clee- Ironed congress.    arraigned    Monday    on    a    com- s Hions will be submerged by Wa- He said the Democrats have]plaint to be filed by the FBI at °Ltergate. into a motel room more than $21,000 jewels from a and worth been “running the store California Reagan said he hopes voters they’ve run it into the ground.” woman.    will concentrate on the issues!    Sports Director Police said Lola Graybar, 58, and demand that “every can-.I Calion, Calif., .a. ..mg    UM    >l> ”1 * “■* „r £ ^ , attention on the troubles beset-*k«i maded from Van the jewelry at the time of the ed robbery. The thief also stole her new car with $40,000 worth of silver ingots in its trunk. The car was recovered later, minus the metal. Mrs. Graybar is owner of the ' International Mint Corp. of Nevada and Utah was to deliver the .    ., ilt .. .J responsibility for some of the tmg the President could result jjj s 0 f t j le na tj on an d called on I GOP candidates to in little voter concentration on major issues such as the energy! e ~ctiy _ how their"Demo^ crisis and economic problems.    | cra |j c opponents have voted. Camouflaging Issues    , However, he said a resigna- “A lot of fellows are getting.lion by President Nixon would She said she by today by camouflaging the!^ e a mistake because it could e silver to a issues,” said Reagan, who was weaken an office of the presi-client in Salt Lake City Satur- in Des Moines for the weekend dency, an office that Reagan day.    I    to participate in the 50th anni- said he might consider seeking and | San Francisco. The FBI said the complaint was being handled in San Francisco because the kidnaping took place in that area. The first letter was mailed April IO from San Francisco and third were Nuys, one April 14 and the next IO days mat* V it llater ’ the FBI said - It said Jones owned and operated a small truck company. He has a wife and two children. She told a newsman that the stolen silver was “a drop in the bucket” since her firm “deals in millions.” versary celebration for WHO m two years, radio and to serve as the mar- ‘’One of the worst things that shal in the Drake Relays parade. Reagan said the time has could happen to this country (Continued: Page 2, Col. 7.) Today's Chuckle Another measure of civilization’s progress is the way the cost of relaxing keeps going —CopvriQht