Cedar Rapids Gazette, May 11, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

May 11, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 11, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Fair tonigbt. Low la middle 40s. Pair to partly cloudy Sunday. lUgh in upper 60s. VOLUME 92 NUMBER 122 CITY FINAL 10 CENTS CEDAll IIAPIDS, IOWA, SA'I'UitUAV, MAY 11, M4 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES ALL-OUT VOWED 6 Killed in Bus Crash, Many Hurt CHARLESTON, Mo. (UPI) A Greyhound bus left the road at a detour on U.S. 60-62 in southeast Missouri early Satur- day, struck a disabled truck trailer on the side of the road and was "ripped open like a tin can." The highway patrol said six people were killed and nearly three dozen injured, some cri- tically. Two persons with head inju- ries were taken to Baptist hospi- tal in Memphis and other in- jured were admitted to Missouri Delta Community hospital in Si- keston, Mo. Detour Signs Charleston Police Chief Rob- ert Ritchey, one of the first law enforcement officers on the scene after the a.m. crash, said the accident happened at a spot where detour signs had been posted nearby construction of an Interstate 57 overpass. Ritchey said the bus, bound for Memphis from Effingham, 111., was traveling east on a banked curve when it rolled off the road and hit the trailer, which was on its side following an accident a little more than an hour earlier. The roads .were dry, Ritchey said. "The only thing I can figure is that he was used to the road 'and wasn't used to the detour signs that went up Wednesday." "Completely Out" The driver, identified as Cloyd Dobbs, 30, of Memphis, was not injured. Ritchey said the bus remained upright and there was no fire. "It ripped the right side of the bus completely he said. "No passengers were thrown from the bus. .Everything was inside the bus. It was ripped open like a tin can." Ritchey said he did not know if the passengers were wearing seat belts. Slip of Tongue: "President Ford" BUFFALO (AP) -.Labor Sec- retary Brennan did a fast turn- around after calling Vice-pres- ident Ford the President in an introduction at a labor leaders' luncheon. "Er, ah, I mean, the vice- Brennan said Fri- day as the audience began chuckling. Then he added, "There will be a lot of talk about that tonight. It was just a Freudian slip." Get Real-Life Demonstration MENOMINEE, Mich. (AP) When the Menominee emer- gency rescue squad offered to demonstrate life-saving tech- niques at the high school, the students didn't think they'd take it so seriously. But they had to. One of the four squad members, James Butler, 51, suf- fered a heart attack while lec- turing on how to help a coro- nary victim. His companions gave him emergency treatment before taking him to a hospital. Butler was reported in good condition. Today's Index Church Page ................3 Comics ......................5 Crossword...................5 Daily Record................2 Dentils ......................2 Editorial Features...........4 Financial ..................11 Marlon .....................11 Movies ......................7 Sports ...................II, 10 Television ...................0 Want Alls................12-15 Judge Orders Hypnotic Test For Conner Cedar Rapids News- One of the accused murderers of two Cedar .Rapids teenagers has been granted a request for a hypnotic examination. Alwell Junior Conner, 29, of near Bertram, was granted the request Friday afternoon by Linn county district court Judge Robert Osmundson. The hypnotic examination is to be performed by Harry Arons of Cedar Rapids in the second floor conference room of the Linn county jail at a time and date selected by the defense counsel. Security personnel may not be present or within hearing dis- tance of the room, the judge said, and the information gained from the examination will be protected under the attorney- client relationship. The judge also authorized state funds up to to be used :to provide assistance to Conner's defense. Additional funds will have to be ap- proved by the judge. Conner and George Junior Nowlin, 31, rural Keystone are accused in Linn district court of murdering Michael Servcy, 18, on March 10 near Palisades- Kepler state park, and with rob- bing him. They face murder and rape charges in Jones county in con- nection .with the death of Maureen Connolly, 17, on the Graham: Nixon Will Put Nation Above All Else NEW YORK (AP) Evange- list Billy Graham says the Wa- tergate affair has confronted America with a very serious sit- uation in which lie believes President Nixon will put the na- tion's interests above every- thing else in deciding his course. "I think he will look at it from the long view, the historical view, and do what he thinks best to protect the presidency and the country. I hope that's going to be his position. The Nixon I know has a great love of country, a great dedication to it. "I think from knowing him, if he's the same man I used to know, I think he will put'what's best for the country above ev- erything Graham said in a telephone interview Friday. Graham, a longtime friend of the President's, said "the whole country is facing a very serious situation" in regard to its influ- ence in the world, whose prob- lems move ahead without wait- ing for settlement of difficulties here at home. "The situations in Germany, Britain, France and elsewhere demand strong American lead- Graham said. "We ought to pray for the he said. "We ought to pray for the judiciary commit- tee, that God will give it wis- dom. We ought to pray for the President, that he will be given the wisdom to do what God wants him to do." Doing fine Teleptiolo Robert Hanson, 10, of Oakland, Calif., savagely beaten by an assailant two months ago and given a 3 percent chance of survival, is conning along just fine as evidenced by this scene at his home. Enjoying the slot car races with Robert is his sister, Jennifer, 5. Dr. Sorenson Quits Post At Marion By Larry Tanner Dr. Kichard M. Sorensen, Marion Independent school dis- trict superintendent for the last nine years, resigned Saturday morning. The resignation announce- ment followed a 40-minute exec- utive session which was attend- ed by the board, its attorney, Sorensen and his attorney, Brent Harstad. Returning to open meeting, Sorensen read this brief state- ment: "Effective June 30, 1974, I herewith resign from the posi- tion of superintendent of schools of this district pursuant to the amendment to superintendent's contract dated today." Murdoch Statement In making the motion accept- ing Sorensen's resignation, board member George F. Mur- doch said he "appreciated all Dr. Sorensen has done for the community. I have considered it a privilege to serve with you for nine years on the board Other board members and Sorensen did not comment on the resignation. Board President John 0. Ver- non told The Gazette on Friday some board members desired a change in the post, but would not relieve Sorenacn from the job. He had one more year to run on his contract. Hired as Consultant Following unanimous approv- al of Murdoch's motion acccpl- (Continued: Page 2, Col. C.) Embargo Return Seen BEIRUT, Lebanon: (AP) King Faisal of Saudi Arabia has reportedly warned that the Arab oil embargo against the U.S. might be re-imposed if no Syrian-Israeli troop disen- gagement pact is reached. The Beirut newspaper Al Anwar said in a dispatch from Riyadh, the Saudi Faisal made the comment when Secretary of State Kissinger vi- sited him on Thursday. Al Anwar quoted Faisal as :elling Kissinger: "The decision last March to lift the embargo was conditional on a Golan dis- engagement. If no agreement is reached, a reconsideration of the decision is not unlikely." War Warning Faisal also reportedly warned ;hat a new Middle East Wai- would break out if Kissinger's current" shuttle between Syria and Israel failed to produce a disengagement agreement. Al Anwar said Faisal's com- ments were, in response to Kis- singer's report that Israel was unwilling to withdraw its forces lo a line behind the city of Quneitra. Kissinger relayed to Faisal an Israeli argument that such a withdrawal would put Syrian :orces in positions from which they could easily shell Israeli settlements near the Sea of Ga- 'ilce, the paper said. The king dismissed the Israeli iears as a "myth" and said he could not see why the 1967 U.N. Security Council resolution pro- viding for Israeli withdrawa has not been implemented. Kissinger met' with Israeli leaders in Jerusalem Saturday, working out details of a disen- gagement plan for presentation :n Syrian leaders in Damascus Sunday. American and Israeli officials appeared apprehensive but hopeful that progress was being made and that there remained a chance for an agreement to stop ;wo months of fighting in the Golan Heights. "Quick One" 'If there is an agreement, t will be a quick specu- ated Israeli Information Minis- .er Shimon Peres. "The biggest jroblcm awaits the secretary on (Continued: Page 2. Col. 1.1 Governmenf Sink: Ford" 'COLLEGE STATION, Texa (DPI) Vice-president For said'Saturday that the adminis .ration "isn't about to sink" anc 'hat this was the message h jave President Nixon in an lour-long meeting Friday. Ford, in remarks prepared foi an address to the graduating class of Texas M. univer- sity, alluded to news reports ol his criticism Thursday of the way. the Watergate transcripts had been edited by the White House before they were made public. "The next day the news stories said I. was making my sharpest attack, to date on the President and trying to line my- self up with those who are try- tonlinusd: Page 2. Col. 2.) Colombian Hijackers BOGOTA, Colombia (UPI) hijacked Avianca Colombian Airlines Boeing 727 jet with 89 )ersons aboard landed in this Colombian capital for the sec- ond time around Saturday. In a confusing saga where the lijackers seemed to retrace heir original flight after the ;overnment refused to pay ransom, the plane ar- back at Bogota's Eldorado International airport after a >ricf second flight from Pereira n eastern Colombia, where the lircraft originated Friday night. The hijackers' plans were stil a mystery. The plane left Palmeseca air- port at Call in western Colombia shortly after Avianca personne took aboard breakfasts consist- ing of sandwiches, eggs, coffee and cigarets.. Deniand Raised The control tower at Pal maseca had said the hijackers raised their ransom demand for the safety of :the plane and those aboard from to (Continued: Page 2, Col. 5.1 228 Hurt in Chicago El Train Crash CHICAGO (UPI) A rush- our elevated train slammed nto the rear of another train vhich had made an abrupt halt etwecn stations Friday night, nd hundreds of screaming pas- engers were tossed about. Thomas Buck, Chicago Tran- it Authority spokesman, said lere were no deaths. At least (Photos on Picture Page) 28 persons were injured and reated at three South Side hos- jlals. The majority of the injuries id not appear serious. Only a ew people were kept in the hos- ital. "We still do not know the ause and will not until an ex- ensive investigation is Buck said, "all we know is that he southbound Englewood train vent into an emergency braking ituation and came to an abrupt alt and was struck in the rear y the Jackson Park train." Caution Light Buck said the motorman of ne Englewood train apparently nplied .the emergency brake vhen .he saw a caution light ihead. Some of the 600 people on the wo trains told of screaming oassengers being jolted from heir seats into the aisles.'One of the injured was reported to a-pregnant woman, another a girl who suffered two broken arms. Police helicopters and fire tie nartment snorkels tall, crane- like devices used to get fireme to high the 20 t 30 most seriously injured off th tracks 20 feet above 29th ani State streets. 'It sounded like we hit i said Larry Smith, 25, a oassenser on the second train 'Everything was thrown arounc and people got thrown cut of heir seats." "Kind of Slid" Another passenger on the sec- ind train, Ricky Pirtle, 16, said, 'we were moving'pretty good and then f Heard the breaks and he engine stopped. We ,kind of lid and I saw the dust from the air brakes and then we hit." Barbara Bednar, riding in the ast car of the first tram, said, 'I'm still scared. 1 heard this creech behind me. I looked around but I couldn't see. Then bang." Scores of injured were ferried >y another train to the nearest tation, where buses were wait- ng to take them to hospitals. lulie Says 11 II (AP) Julie Nixon Eisenhower said Satur- day that her father will fight any impeachment move against him all the way through a senate trial, even if "only one senator believes in him." Holding a news conference with her husband, David, Mrs. Eisenhower said the President is "stronger now than he'ever has been in his. determination to see this through." David Eisenhower, standing eside his wife in the East arden.at the White House, eplied "Absolutely not" when iked if he could see any cir- ums'iances that might prompt lixon to. resign. "Might Consider" The news conference followed y a day the chiding of Nixon's Republican critics by his wife nd a suggestion by a top aide lat Nixon conceivably might onsider resigning at some fu-' ure point if he felt it would be )est for the country. As a mounting chorus of con- fessional Republicans called m Nixon to consider stepping aside because of his Watergate iroblems, his wife relayed word :hrough an assistant Friday that 'she feels it's too bad the Re- publican leadership is coming out and 'saying these things, because it's harmful to the country." .White House Staff Chief Alex- ander Haig said in an interview that he sees nothing now to orompt a Nixon resignation. But be. acknowledged the President might consider that. unprece- dented step "if he thought that erved the best interests of the American people." Ziegler Denial The situation in Washington rompted White House Press ecretary Ronald Ziegler to call le New York Times Friday and ssue a strong denial that Nixon [ould resign. "The city of Washington is ull of .rumors. All that have een presented to me today are alse, and the one that heads the Soviet Prodigy Beats Spassky MOSCOW (AP) A Russian chess prodigy, Anatoly Karpov, 23, has eliminated former, world champion Boris Spassky with uiexpccted ease from the world challengers' competition. Karpov defeated Spassky in .he llth game in the scries Friday to win the series 4-1. He meets another Russian, Viktor {orchnoi, in the fall to decide vho will meet world champion Bobby Fischer in 1975. James Bond Act Snares Vesco "Airborne Chariot" NEWARK (AP) Captain A. L. Eisenhaucr says he won't disclose how he man- aged to "repossess" in Pana- ma the luxurious private Boe- ing 707 of 'fugitive financier Robert Vcsco. "11 would be like n bank president writing a book on how to rob a the mus- tachioed pilot said after land- ing the plane Friday at New- nrk airport where it was im- pounded by receivers for one of Vcsco's former corpora- tions. "And nnywny, the actual details nre so exciting and so Jnmos Bond-like that I'll snve It for my ho snkl. Elsenhmicr snld ho is writ- Ing a book to bo culled "High It is about Vcsco in the years from'1968 to 1973, when Eisenhaucr was his per- sonal pilot and head of the aviation division of his cor- porations. "Private Chnriol" Attorney Jay Bcncnson, one of the court-appointed re- ceivers of Vesco's Fairficld General Corp., said Eisen- haucr, of Dcnvillc, N.J., "just flew it the liell out" of Pana- ma without Vcsco's knowl- edge. Bcncnson said I he big jet, which Vesco Is snid to have refitted to the tuno of WHS used us n "private air- borne chnrlol." Bciicnsoii and deputies bear- ing a court order to impound the plane were on hand when Eisenhaucr brought it lo New- ark. Bencson represents Fairficld a n d International Controls Corp. International Controls was the central firm in Vcs- co's fallen international cor- porate empire, which included Fairficld. The Securities and Exchange Commission has ac- cused Vesco, believed living in Costa Rica, of looting million from four mutual funds connected to Inlcrnn- ilonnl Controls. Improper Sale Ownership of the plnno is disputed. Bcncnson says Fair- field's Skyways Leasing sub- sidiary improperly sold it to a Bahamian corporation alleged- ly controlled by Vesco. B c n e n s o n said Superior Court Judge Irwin Kimmcl- man authorized .prepayment of to Eisenhaucr, and also authorized payment of another when the pilot brought the plane to Newark. But ho denied reports the judge directly authorized Ei- scnhnucr to go to Panama to retrieve the plane. Bcnenson snid he had heard that Eisenhmier and two other men told Panamanian officials the plane needed a lest flight for safety reasons'. They paid In airport fees and flew the plane Thursday to Mexico City, where they wired the receivers for more money for Fuel, Bencnson said. On Fri- day they flew to Miami and then to Newark, he added. Eisenhauer was asked if he felt satisfied at taking the p lane and receiving the money Vesco allegedly owed him. "No Axe To Grind" "I've got no axe to grind with he said. "It was strictly a legalized act; they came to me with it, I didn't go to them." In addition to his difficulties with the SEC, a New York state indictment charges Vcsco .embezzled from International Controls, and a federal indictment charges he conspired with former Attor- ney General John N. Mitchell and former Commerce Secre- tary Maurice Stans to halt the SEC investigation of his af- fairs. Mitchell and Slans have been acquitted in connection with that case. Benenson said, and Eisen- hauer confirmed, that the 707 was sold by Skyways Leasing last December for million to Air Inlersnlcs of the Baha- mas, after a federal court judge overseeing the bank- ruptcy of Fairficld had been assured that Vcsco had no in- terest in Air Intcrsalcs. Eisenhnucr said "Vcsco in fact did control Air Inlorsalcs and he told Bcncnson. ist is the one that says Pres- dent Nixon intends to" le Times quoted Ziegler. "His attitude is one of deter- nination that he will not be riven out of office by rumor, peculation, excessive charges r hypocrisy. He is up1 to .the attle, he intends to fight it and he feels he has a personal and constitutional responsibility to do the Times further quot- ed Ziegler. Continuing a travel-studded personal campaign to enlist public support, Nixon was to fly to Oklahoma to address evening commencement exercises in Ok- lahoma State university's foot- ball stadium in Stillwaler. Half Opposed A recent student poll indicat- ed about half the campus op- posed the visit. University auth- orities said they would bar hos- tile placards from the stadium. Nixon's hope of gaining the initiative in his fight against possible impeachment suffered another serious blow Friday when conservative Republican Sen. Milton Young long a Nixon stalwart, urged that he turn over the presidency to Vice-president Ford until the impeachment question is re- solved. Under the 25th Amendment, Young said, Nixon could re- claim the presidency should the house vote against impeach- ment or the senate acquit him. Mrs. Nixon said through Press (Continued: Page 2, Col. 8.) Chuckle A consultant is a man who borrows, your watch to answer your question of what lime It is. cwiyrlohl ;