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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 29, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                The Cedar 3IoiL, April 29, by Bernard Lqnsky Rock Concert Halted After Melee Erupts BIG GEORGE i virgii Partch "You'd think she'd be proud of having the school's leading collector of Stevie Wonder records In her class... But all -she does is fuss over my PRINCETON, N.-J. (AP) .The.latest'.Gallup Poll shows '.that those' sampled think more congress than they do "of President" Nixon. But neither "'gotn'ery high marks. The survey, conducted be- and April 15, showed, that more .of those .'queried. "approve 'of congress .than', approve of more disapprove of Nikon disapprove of con- Thirty, percent of 'the i ..persons interviewed said they approved of the way. congress was handling its job; 47 percent "said'they disapproved and 23 percent w.ere undecided. The President's'performance 1 "meanwiule, was approved by 25 'pejterit'of those surveyed: Thai his previous low point. Sixty-two percent" disapproved Nixo'n's performance while 13 percent had no opinion. In the -most recent "poll "of alone, 27 percent ex- "pressed approval of' his per- formantee.- latest sur- veyed were asked: or''disapprovevofi the ;way the United States congress is handling its and "Do you approve or disapprove of the way Nixon is handling his job as President." Predictably, Republicans and independents were more critical of.. the. Democratic controlled congress than Democrats. And more Republicans approved of N ix o n' s. performance than Democrats and independents. But Democrats.were split on their opinioas.of 39'percent approving, 39 per- cent disapproving and 24 per- cent offering no Opinion. Fifty-three percent of Re- publicans surveyed said they approved 'of Nixon's conduct in office while 33 percent disap- proved and 14 percent offered no opinion. Among Democrats, 11 percent approved, 78 percent disapproved and 11 percent of- fered no opinion. RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A weekend rock concert was halted by court order after fans and police clashed in a melee that resulted in about 150 ar- rests and heavy property dam- age. i A Richmond circuit court in- junction was issued prohibiting Sunday's edition of the sched- uled two-day Cherry Blossom Music festival. The injunction was upheld on appeal to the Virginia supreme court. At Odds City officials and the promoter of the eevnt Marc Arenston, now are at odds over who was res- ponsible for the disturbance at Saturday's concert, which was attended by more than persons. The promoter said city offi- cials had assured him there would be a minimum of under- cover agents at the festival, but city spokesmen denied making that promise. The concert had been billed as a "no hassle" event, and some youths told newsmen they thought that meant they could smoke marijuana and drui wine without being arrested. The disturbance was appar- ently touched off when a girl was arrested in the stands by an undercover narcotic agent. Witnesses said ithe girl resisted, and the lone'agent summoned help. Some youths then tried to help the girl, who was kicking and screaming from the stands by police, the witnesses said. "Keep Cool" Despite exhortations from rock concert performers to "keep some youths hurled bottles and other debris at po- lice. Thousands more continued to -listen to the music, ignoring the clash with police. Before police squelched the disturbance, several city vehi- cles were damaged and two were set afire. Area hospitals said about 20 persons were treated for in- juries but none was seriously hurt. The arrests were made on a variety of drug charges and on charges of inciting to riot. Douglas McNeill, community facilities administrator, said, "When the first 'no hassle' ad- vertisement came to our atten- tion, I called Mr. Arenstein in Las Vegas and asked him about it." McNeill said he told Arenstein the city officials disapproved of that kind of promotion. Richmond City Manager Wil- liam Leidinger vowed there will be no more "open-field" rock concerts in the city. EPA Joins Demos To Fight Easinq of Exhaust Curbs WASHINGTON (AP) The Wyman's amendment would Environmental Protection Agency has joined forces with liberal Democrats in the house to fight a proposed amendment that would take exhaust controls off roughly two-thirds of the na- tion's automobiles. The measure by Rep. Louis C. Wyman, a Hampshire conservative Republican, New has ;ained support since it was first introduced last December. Opponents privately concede that it has a chance of passing. "Watch him claim that that's the way he planned he comes to." FlopcJvThreatens Peruvian Towns Following Quake LIMA Peru constant- .ly growing lake, treated when ruble front "avalanches blocked off r.apids high in the Andes o! central Peru, threatened to roar on six downstream vil- ..'jagj's'Monday. is. rising very fast. Pretty soon it 'danger an engineer in eharge'of ..communicating with rescue "teams reported. "We will h'ave to do something quickly 'and "carefully." thousand people, mostly Indian villagers, were evacuated'frpm the downstream t .communities as an engineering '.''teain 'rof' 100 men advanced fain and mud' to the .daip, '.created by the slides 'Thursday night. A sharp.earth tremor dumped (mountain peaks Thursday. night into the quiet.little Manta- 1 ro'river valley Some feet above sea level and 320'miles southeast of Lima. Authorities said 200 persons jwere missing, were" dead and 50 were "Meanwhile, the river had Tournament of Drums Program Slated June 8 ;iEh'e.ri2th annual; .Tournament oi 'sponsor'Id; V the Cedar Rapids Emerald Knights, will .be, held June 8; at Kingston An 'afternoon., parade in the downtown area will precede the evening competition. The tournament will be dedi- cated in memory of Tom Smith, a member of the Emerald Knights, who was killed in an auto accident last fall.- Competing for prize money will be the Flying Dutchmen, 111.; Capitol Charges, Springfield, 111.; Capitolaires, Madison; Osage Precisionaires; the Royals of Waterloo; and the Clinton Nee-Hi's. :The Marshall.town Eye- Openers and Emerald will perform in exhibition. North Viers Use Tanks To Attack Outpost in Delta SAIGON North Viet- namese tanks made their first appearance of the Vietnam war in the Mekong delta Sunday night, the South Vietnamese military command 'reported. The command said the North Vietnamese used five light am- phibious tanks in an attack on Hie Lonk Khot outpost, on the Cambodian bprder 55 miles southwest of Saigon. A.communique said govern- ment troops and armored vehi- cles were rushed to the post, and South Vietnamese artillery mocked lout one of the tanks. The. communique said initial reports indicated two govern- ment soldiers (were killed and 12 were Wounded, while Comnmn- st casualties had not yet been determined., :f... ".i.-.-..1 Saigon's chief military spokes- man, Lt. Col. Le Trung Hien, said the post was manned by about. 100 militiamen. He said he battle lasted about an hour, and the North Vietnamese with- drew into Cambodia 'after the government reinforcements moved in. i Hien said the government orces did not. pursue.-the in- vaders across or fire nto Cambodia. K.C. Teachers' Walkout Lifted KANSAS CITY (AP) Some Chairman of the program school children returned committee is Bob Davisson. Jim to classes Monday after settle- Bishop is director of the Cedar ment of a 42-day teachers' Rapids Drum and Bugle Corps; backed' up for 14 miles' to form a lake 210 feet deep. The engin- eers-hoped to blast open a spill that would. drain .the excess water off gradually. Otherwise the pressure of the water would sweep the accumu- lated debris "away suddenly, and Y water and rock would flood down on the villages below. Hunreds of refugees were re- ported, crowded outside police arid communication centers "in small towns on higher ground, looking for missing relatives ;and. I Several. supply and-a convoy of'trucks with food and clothing for sur- were reported to have had difficulty reaching the area because of bad weather. Guerillas Reject Portugese Offer LISBON leaders in Portugal's African territories have spumed the new junta's promise of limited self-govern- ment and say they will fight on for independence. "The only way to end the war in Mozambique is for the Portu- guese !to recognize the right of the Mozambique by said Frelimo, the guerilla move- ment in Mozambique." The Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola, one of the two main guerilla groups in that territory, said it, was prepared to negotiate "concerning the complete independence of our country." But it rejected the proposal by the leader of.the junta, Gen. Antonio de Spinola, For a federation of Portugal with 'ier African colonies. "In such a federation, Portu- gal would always have the last it said. "The power of 'he state can only be in the lands of Angolans." strike that had shut down the schools since March 26. The Board of Education and American Federation of Teach- ers Local 691 voted overwhelm- ingly in separate sessions on Sunday to support the new con- tract. The next big decision is, up to school district patrons, who will vote June 11 on whether to ac- cept a proposed increase in the tax levy to.finance a por- tion of the teacher pay hike. Proxmire Lauds Improvements in Defense Posture WASHINGTON (AP) Sena- tor Proxmire a fre- quent critic of military waste and cost overruns, gave the mil- itary top rating for accomplish- ments in the last two decades. "No other department of gov- ernment can show as much im- provement in basic capability nor claim such a dramatic in- crease in Prox- mire said. His remarks were prepared for one of a series of senate speeches on "what's right with the federal government." Proxmire said the defense de- partment has undergone "an amazing. transformation" since he first entered the senate in 1957. Back then, he said, the U. S. iad only one nuclear retaliatory weapon, the manned bomber, and a defensive posture based on "an ineffective system of missile launchers" and subsonic interceptor aircraft. But now, Proxmire continued, there are Minuteman mis- siles, 54 large Titan IIICBM's, 41 nuclear powered submarines with 65S missiles, as well as weapons with multiple re-entry vehicle capability. "By we will have about nuclear warheads to deliver on any potential ag- gressor or more than enough to destroy any known combination of adversaries several times Proxmire said. For defense, he listed oyer- the-horizon warning radars" in Europe 'and the Far East, har- dening of missile silos against nuclear blast, supersonic air- craft plu missiles. "The military is not without its problems, but there can be no argument about the tremen- Youth, 14, Charged with Car Theft Spree sn Area A 14-year-old boy was in Center Point when it start- Linn county jail Monday mor ing after allegedly leaving trail of stolen cars behind hi in three Iowa towns Sunday. The youngster faces thn counts of larceny of a mot vehicle, breaking and enterin and hit and run. He was to 1 released to his parents Monda The boy was arrested aft being involved in an accide Sunday. Police said he stole a c( belonging to Don Reynolds, 10 Thirty-sixth street SE Sunda from an alley near First avenu and Thirteenth street SE. H abandoned the car 11 mil Campaign dous improvement within the military over the last 17 he said. Scfiafaen: Campaign Will Be Clean DUNLAP Sen James Schaben, candidate for the Democrat! nomination for governor, say he believes the June 4 primary campaign will be a clean one "I don't believe the Demo crats will tear themselves apar in this primary th senate minority leader said Sun day. "Personalities are not goint to enter .into things. The main issues are leadership ability, Democratic voting record and t platform that will meet Iowa' he said. Schaben said he thinks Iowa'; Democrats will unite behind the winner of the primary. "If. Gov. Robert Ray' i: counting on dividing the opposi tion, he's making a mistaki that will cost him the governor Schaben said. "Eldon, your parents are here." Journalises Visit SEOUL Ash- more, Uie former American newspaper editor and Pulitzer Prize winner, arrived Monday .to see former opposition leader Kim Dee-jung and South Korean officials. Million Gambling Operation Is Broken NEW YORK (AP) Police say they have broken up a million-a-year gambling ring with the arrests of 31 persons in coordinated raids on "wire rooms" throughout the city. "This was one of the largest gambling raids in recent a police spokesman said Sunday after teams of rackets agents raided 21 locations. Authorities said the operation ook bets on horse races and other sports events and grossed more than daily, nearly one-fifth the million in bets handled each day by the city's Offtrack Betting Corp. Reward Offered for Art DUBLIN (UPI) A London nsurance company Monday of- fered a nearly quarter million dollars reward for the recovery of 19 paintings worth nearly million, stolen last week in the world's biggest art theft. A spokesman for a London in- surance assessor said his com- pany's offer of pounds reward was not an attempt "to buy back the paint- ings." "We will not negotiate with he said. "The reward is for the recovery of the paint- ings and information leading to arrest and conviction of the liieves." Willey Dies ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) G. T. Tom" 72, a top official of Martin-Marietta Aerospace Corp. and a founder of Florida Technological university, died Saturday after open-heart sur- Igery in Texas. An additional private line ends frayed tempers, missed calls. Order from your telephone business office orask any telephone employee. Northwestern Bell Labor Council Slates Meeting The four candidates for th Democratic nomination for Sec ond. district congressman wil appear at a candidate's nigh Tuesday at at IBEW hall, 1211 Wiley boulevard SW. The program is being spon sored by the Hawkeye Labor Council. Scheduled to appear are C. J. Adams and Mike Blouin, both of Dubuque; Harry Sullivan of Ryan -and Martin Jensen of Cedar Rapids. The candidates will be asked to comment on the issues of tax- ation, ecology versus energy production needs, veterans' ben- efits and problems of the elder- r Following comments by can- didates, the public will be invit- ed to ask questions. "Although the program in- cludes prepared presentations from only Democratic congres- sional candidates, other can- didates have been invited as according to the Labor Council. ed smoking. He hitchhiked to Indepen- dence where he stole another car and drove it (o Nashua before abandoning it on a grav- el road. Then he thumbed a ride back to Cedar Rapids. Police said he broke into Schamberger Motors, 855 First avenue SE, stole a set of car keys, and then took a car belonging to Lee Motors, Inc., of Vinton. Police said he abandoned the car in the 1500 block of A ave- nue NE Sunday afternoon after tutting three parked cars. A 13-year-old girl and 15-year- old boy in the car were arrested Monitor Reports Dramatic Slip in Kennedy Backing BOSTON (AP) Senator Ed- ward Kennedy (D-Mass.) has suffered a dramatic dip in sup- port for the 1976 presidential nomination among Democratic party leaders, according to survey by the Christian Scien Monitor. The survey shows that only 3 percent of the 103 state par chairmen and national commi teemen who responded sec tl Massachusetts Democrat as front-runner for 197C, compare with 77 percent who considere Kennedy the front runner in similar survey which drew 93 r spondents last November. The Monitor said Waterga was the biggest factor in Ke n e d y s slipping popularit Democratic leaders who ha changed their minds seem co vinced the party needs a "M Clean" as a candidate and tha at the scene and charged with will be haunted by Chappaqut reing accomplices in the theft of dick. He'.s the wrong man fo the last car. The 14-year-old fled on foot 'and was arrested later.. cause of a blaze which charred a window smoke damage to the sheriff's esidence below Saturday eve- ning. Firemen were called at ).m. to the sheriff's living quarters in the jail building to extinguish flames in a north- east corner .window where a :overed air conditioner was lo- :ated. Officers theorized that a :igaret thrown from a jail win- low could have landed on and gnited combustible materials around the window. Jhappaquiddick will rule Kennedy as a contender, Monitor said. "Kennedy's blemishes no stand out because of Wate the newspaper quote one Midwestern Democrat a saying. "If he is nominated, h Suspect Cigaret Set Off Fire !n Jail Building DECORAH Decorah fire- men suspect that a cigaret ossed from the second-story Winneshiek county jail was the drivenby Kennedy paused int arred a tidal pond on chappaquiddicl Mass" Wiling a passen ger with the senator, Mary 
                            

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