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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 28, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Legislative Action Helps Some (In Section A) He Wants To Fly the Atlantic Section Section B) Weather- Cloudy with rain pos- sible today, tonight and Monday. Low tonight in the 40s. High Monday in the 50s. CITY 35 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS. IOWA, SUNDAY, ASSOCIATED PRESS. UPI, NEW YORK TIMES TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) A Leon county grand jury has voted to indict Sen. Edward Gur- ney (R-Fla.) on charges of vio- lating state election laws, the Gannett News Service quoted a source as saying Saturday. The source said the grand jury ordered the indictment drawn'-up Friday before it re- cessed until Wednesday, Gan- nett Tallahassee correspondent Wayne Ezel! reported. News Conference "He has been indicted. Ap- parently it was mostly based on the news conference. It is relat- ed to the questions raised by Marshall Ezell quotei the source as saying. Stale Rep. Marshall Harri (D-Miami) asked the grand jurj to investigate statements Gur ney made at a news conferenc last December. Gurney, a member of the sen ate Watergate committee, sai. then that he learned in 1972 tha had been raised in his name but that he did not repor it to the state elections office because he had no campaign or ganizalion. The grand jury viewed a vid- eotape of the news conference on Monday. In answer to a question from the grand jury, Circuit Judge John Rudd said Friday that a national officeholder could be charged with violating Florida law if he accepted campaign contributions without naming a campaign treasurer or setting up a campaign bank account. Statute Unclear Violation of the election law is (Continued: Page 3, Col. 2.) Ford: Demos Exploiting Watergate TULSA, Oka. (AP) Vice- president Ford accused Demo- crats of exploiting Watergate and restated his belief in Pres- ident Nixon's innocence on a whirlwind, tour of Oklahoma and Texas Saturday. "I have no doubt that the President is innocent and he will be completely Ford said at a'news conference after arriving in Tulsa for a Republican fund-raising dinner. Ford said he is convinced evi- dence held by the White House will exonerate the President, but he admitted he had not seen such evidence or heard presi- dential tapes sought by the house judiciary committee. Ford flew here from Wichita Falls, Texas, where he told a GOP fund-raising luncheon he doesn't believe there is enough evidence'to impeach Nixon and "I happen to think he is innocent." At a news conference in Wi- chita Falls, Ford said the White House should turn over all rele- vant tapes to the judiciary com- mittee. Asked if lie would serve on a panel to judge the relevance of the tapes, Ford said: "I don't think, as a possible beneficiary in the event things go badly, that I snould judge the rele- vancy of the tapes." In Tulsa, Ford was asked if summaries of the tapes pro- mised by the White House would )e accurate. "It is almost unbe- ievable to me that the White House would not make available the accurate he replied. He said Americans would have to assume the summaries were correct. Today's Chuckle Sign on a car-washing es- tablishment: "Collector of Ex- ternal Residue." in Impeachmenf Rally: Nixon Ponders Tapes Reply WASHINGTON (AP) Thou sands of persons, accompaniec by rock music, streakers an the fragrance of marijuana marched on the Capitol Satur- day seeking speedy removal o Richard Nixon as President. First Protest The mood of the crowd, cs timated at persons by po- lice, was spirited but good na- turcd. For many, politics took a back seat to enjoying a pleasant outing on a warm spring day. The impeachment march was the first major protest in Wash ington since Nixon's second in- auguration in January 1973. Chants of "throw the bum out" and "no more years" bounced against the walls of the Say More Than 100 Died in Soviet Crash MOSCOW (AP) A Soviet airliner crashed in a ball of flame two minutes after taking off from the Leningrad airport mu Saturday night, Western Iravol-lNixon masks. Police said they crs renortcd. -Thov sairi an werc unaware of the streaking and made no arrests. The rally got underway when a rock group performed. The crowd basked in the sun and many smoked marijuana open- Capitol. Signs read "Pick Out Your Drapes, Mrs. Ford" and "Jail to the Chief." A Youth International Party (YIPPIE) contingent started its Tiarch near the White House, and was nearly outnumbered by tourists. But its numbers swelled vhen it joined the national cam- paign to impeach Nixon on 'ennsylvania avenue for the march to the Capitol. The train of people was led by n Erisel automobile with a vice residential seal on its side and rawing a cage with a figure epresenting Nixon behind the bars. Five persons streaked through the crowd, wearing nothing but 14 Israelis Die in Fighting on Golan By United Press International In the bloodiest fighting sine the October Middle East wa Syrian gunners Saturday poure artillery shells onto a group o Israeli soldiers in the Gola heights and an Israeli helicopte crashed while trying to rescu them. Artillery and tank clashe erupted along the entire lengt of the volatile cease-fire lines. 14 Dead The Israeli military commam said 14 soldiers were killed ii all, eight in the shelling and si in the helicopter crash. Anothe seven were wounded in th shelling attack, it said. The heavy toll came in wha an Israeli spokesman describee as a "freak shot" by Syriar gunners in a relatively light daj of artillery exchanges. The eight were killed in a single 'volley of artillery a com munique said. A medical helicopter sent to evacuate seven Israeli wound- ed plunged earthward as Syrian shells burst around the craft, the Israeli command said, and the crew, and medi- cal team were killed. A Tel Aviv spokesman saic the crash was an accident caused by the difficult condi- tions, and the chopper was unhit by the shellfire. Israeli television said the sol- diers killed in the shelling were in armored personnel carriers. Two Syrians The Israeli command also said an Israeli unit patrolling northeast of strategic Mount -A- Hermon killed two Syrian sol- diers in a brief firelight. It said the Israeli unit suffered no ca- sualties. Syrian communiques reported artillery and tank battles throughout Saturday around Mount Hermon and along the Golan frontline. A Syrian communique broad- cast at p.m. p.m. CDT) said fighting ended on the Golan Heights at p.m., but was still continuing on Mount Hermon. "Our artillery continues to bombard enemy positions on Mount Hermon with heavy and concentrated the commu- nique said. It said Syrian gunners scored direct hits on two Israeli tank and armored vehicle convoys and "thick billows of black smoke were seen rising from hem." The Syrians also si- enced Israeli fire in various parts of the front and scored direct hits on several Israeli positions and artillery emplace- ments, the communique said. Intensity Dropped Earlier the Israeli national adio quoted field officers as aying the intensity of fighting n the Golan slopes had dropped ff from the previous week. An Israeli army spokesman aid the day began with scat- ered Syrian artillery barrages imed at Israeli positions on tfount Hermon, and at Tel hams and Harfa. The latter vo spots overlook the central ector of the forward salient (Continued: Page 3, Col. 4.) Spring Song WASHINGTON (UPI) Sec retary of State Kissinger is heading for the Middle East again today, hopeful that with Russian support he can arrange a disengagement of Syrian and The cardinal's long winter silence has been broken. The notes of the male cardinal do several things -welcome spring, help him find a mate and establish his territory for the coming nesting season This watercolor painting by Gazette Artist James Landenberger portrays a pair of cardinals with the male on the left. line employe told them more than 100 dead. persons were fearec Sources said Western officials were told by Soviet authorities that no foreigners were aboard the plane. The Aeroflot Ilyushin- 18, a four-engine turboprop, was on a domestic flight to Kras- nodar in southern Russia. The travelers, who declined to be identified, said they saw the plane burning in a field aboul two miles from the end of the runway, "it was like a huge ball of one said. "Wo saw a stream of ambu- lances heading out from the city. When we got to the airport, a ground hcstess told us it was believed over 100 people were dead." ly. On Television? Meanwhile President Nixon secluded himself at Camp David, Md., Saturday to decide what materials he will surren- der to the house impeachment inquiry and weigh the possibili- ty of going on nationwide televi- sion to explain his case. Presidential aides said an ap- pearance on television Monday night was one of the "options" in a new public relations blitz designed to cjear Nixon of all (Continued: Page 3, Col. Mitchell Jury Weighs Tales Of Witnesses NEW YORK federal court jury cut short delibera- tions Saturday night in the crim- inal conspiracy trial of onetime Atty. Gen. Mitchell and former Commerce Secretary Stans aft- er weighing the credibility of key government witnesses. At the panel's request, Judge Lee Gagliardi earlier in the day had reread portions of his charge on the believability of witnesses. One of those speci- fically mentioned was ousted White House counsel John Dean. The nine men and three women jurors went back to their hotel for the night at p.m. CDT, the earliest by some three hours that they have called it quits. They will resume deliberations at 9 a.m. today. Cloud Breaks Up, Situation Gets Better CHICAGO (UPI) A cloud of caustic fumes caused by a leak at a chemical storage plant jroke up and drifted toward Lake Michigan Saturday while workers tried to seal the leak. Police and officials of the Chi- of Illinois medical school said hydrochloric acid fumes could be fatal to children or persons with respiratory ailments. An- other doctor was quoted Satur- day as saying persons who breathed the fumes could expect cago Environmental Control Dc-i'-cadachcs and symptoms of partment said the situation was bad chest cold for three or foui nuch better than Friday night davs- New Peace Shuffle Israeli military forces on the smouldering Golan front: Kissinger leaves Andrews AFB at A.M. CDT and flies 'irst to Geneva, where he will meet tonight and Monday with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei GromykO; Kissinger will not jegin his "shuttle diplomacy" between Tel Aviv and Damas- cus until late in the week. Last Consultation President Nixon telephoned Kissinger Saturday from his Camp David, Md., mountain re- treat, presumably for last min-l ute consultations about the trip. Kissinger also conferred with White House and Stale depart- ment aides. j The secretary has said that he' --is hopeful "that the Soviet! I. p.nr col ision "n the Spr- a constructij blacktop, jrolc in (he j flf whjch js jn A two-ear accident four miles south of Springville late Satur- day afternoon resulted in the death of a 55-year-old rural Springville man and the hospi- talization of two young people. Fred Dose, route 2, Springvil- le. was dead on arrival at Si. Luke's hospital following the ngvillc-M Vernon -inn county road MO. including the bombed out town of Kuncitra. United Nations emergency force units, drawn from the buffer zone separating Israeli and Egyptian forces, to be placed between Israeli and Syrian lines on ihe Golan front after the initial withdrawals. Tough as Ever Agreement on such a plan, added to the disengagement of !sraeli and Egyptian forces on .he Suez front earlier this year, would allow the starl of negolia- :ions on a permanent Middle last peace at the Geneva con- 'erence. But Kissinger will find Syrian (Continued: Page 3, Col. 6.) Today's Index vhcn a concentration of the! .At Bulk Terminals on the iloud, which contained hydro- chloric acid, forced thousands The case went (o the jury Thursday, folldwing a 10-week '-ial. The jury continued to review perjury charges against Mitch- ell; once the law-and-order bas- :ion of President Nixon's admin- istration. However, the request for re- (Continued: Page 3, Col. 5.) rom their homes. Residents of Altgeld Gardens ousing development were back home Saturday and police ex- pected no further evacuations. The wind had shifted and the grayish-white cloud was drifting in a northeastward direction over commercial and some resi- dential areas toward the lake. Area hospitals treated at least 5fi persons who were af- fected by the fumes and 10 were held overnight. All were reported in fair or good condi- Uon, A chemist for the University city's far South side, workers began transferring liquid sill- cone tetrachloride in the leak- ing tank to another storage fa- cility to relieve pressure inside the one-million gallon tank so repairs could be made. A spokesman said it was believed too much pressure in- side the tank caused it to rup- ture at a weld around a faucet. Once enough of the liquid is removed from the tank, it would be possible to weld on a patch, shutting off the leak, he said. "We expect to have it com- pletely buttoned up the spokesman said, "I think the is won. It's just a matter of lime now. Ml. Vernon, and a passenger, 18-year-old Debra A. LaBarge of Central City, were also ta- ken to St. Luke's. Martin was listed in serious condition Saturday night. A con- dition report was not issued on Miss LaBarge, though authori- ties said she was suffering from internal injuries. In his conversations with the Soviet foreign minister, Kis- singer will urge Russia, which has a major influence on the Syrian government, lo persuade Damascus to accept a compro- mise plan for separating Israeli and Syrian forces. While the U.S. has not indical- Linn county sheriff's deputies ed Jusl H has in mintl in the way of a disengagement proposal, officials in Cairo re- ported that in rough form it con- sisted of three principal points: Israel to withdraw from all of the Syrian territory taken in last October's war. Israel also to return to Syria u small parl of the territory it conquered in the June 1967 war, said Dose was travelling south and Martin north at the time of the accident. Cause of the ac- cident has not been determined. Assisting Ihe sheriff's dcpart- nent at the scene of the crash were the Linn county rescue mil, area ambulances, the Spr- ngvillo fire department and the VII. Vernon police. SECTION A Late News Report Card Deaths Editorials City Hall Notes SECTION B Iowa News Frank Nyn's Political Notes Television Table Political Calendar Marion FOOd Building Movies Record Reviews Farm SECTION C Social Around the Town Now Books Travel SECTION D Sports Outdoor Iowa Financial Now Yorlt Stocks Wan! Ads Crossword 12 13-17 18-1? IS 30-31 ]-24 2   

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