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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 17, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather- Chance of h e a v y rains tuuight and Sat- urday. LOW jn mid Ms. High Saturday around VOLUMK tt> NUMBKIt 128 CITY FINAL 10 CENTS CKDAK KAPIDS, IOWA, FRIDAY. -MAY 17, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, NEW YORK TIMES Gun Battle Spurs New 1NGLEWOOD, Calif. (UPI) _ A man who with two women was involved in a bizarre shoot- ing Thursday was tentatively identified by the FBI today as William Taylor Harris, believed lo be a founding member of the Symbionese Liberation Army, kidnapers of Patty Hearst. Police and FBI agents closed in on a building in Los Angeles where the three were believed lo be holed up. They fired leargas and stormed the house but il proved lo be empty. The leargas canisters were fired through the front win- dows of the house. Police wearing gasmasks burst into Hie house and began examin- ing suitcases, according lo a newsman at (he scene. The FBI had been searching for Harris after he dropped a .38 Colt pistol outside a sport- ing goods store. The pistol was traced lo Emily Harris, (he suspect's wife. Special Agent John Morrison said Ihe gun was purchased by Mrs. Harris on Oct. Harris and his wife dropped out of sight in January. Los Angeles Area Morrison also said a red and white Volkswagen van used by the trio had been recovered and "evidence located inside" in- dicated the trio had been in the south-central area of Los Ange- les for "several days." Scores of FBI agents showed witnesses pictures of Patricia Hearst and several SLA members but would not com- ment on any possible identifica- tion. One Israeli Ground Force Hits Palestinian Base liy United Press International An Israeli commando unit carried out a hit-run attack against an Arab guerilla base a mile inside Lebanon Friday and Israeli planes struck guerilla bases near the border in the second day of retaliation for the Maalot massacre, Israeli mili- tary spokesmen reported. The Palestinian news agency Wafa said in Beirut the Israeli planes struck in hit- ting five separate Palestinian refugee camps in southern Le- banon. It said anti-aircraft bat- teries opened up on the planes but made no claims of hitting Palestinian guerilla leaders promised swift revenge for the Israeli air strikes. Damascus reported a dogfight over Lebanon between Israeli Wesf German Helmut Schmidt Addresses the Bundestag Schmidt Backs U. S. Presence in Europe B Telepholo BONN (AP) West Germar Jhancellor Helmut Schmidt Fri of the two women sprayed the sporting goods store front with 30 bullets from a .30 caliber machine gun but no one was hit during the gunfire which also includ- ed three shots fired by an employe of the store. Store employe Tony Shcpard, 20, said the man and one of .the women entered the store and purchased worth of heavy socks, sweatshirts and other out- door clothing and paid for the purchase in cash. But before they left, Shepard said, he noticed that the man had stuffed a pair of socks up his sleeve. Gun Fell Out Shepard followed the couple out of the store and confronted them and during a scuffle the gun fell from the man's pants. At that point, a woman in the van which was parked across Ihc street opened fire with a machine gun, spraying the store with 27 shots and hitting adjoin day -strongly eridofsid a contin ued U.S. presence in Europe ind described the Atlantic Al iance as a vital backdrop to last-West efforts to reduce ten- ions. "We stand by the aim of the political unity of Europe in part- nership with the he said in his inaugural address before the lower house of parliament, the bundestag. "The European community is the indispensable basis for this. The creation of a European po- litical union is more urgent than ver." Schmidt stressed his govern- ment would continue the foreign and security policies of the Willy Brandt regime. "What Brandt did to create a respected and honored position for the Federal Republic was an outstanding service to our Schmidt told an ap- plauding bundestag two weeks after Brandt's resignation over a spy scandal. Pledging to pursue the course of East --West detente that brought Brandt the 1971 Nobel Peace Prize, Schmidt said: "The change in office of the federal chancellor does not'change the continued correctness and ne- cessity" of that policy. He praised "the creative pow- er with which he (Brandt) placed our country on a new course of domestic reform which in barely half a decade brought more social progress than ever before in a similar lime span." Concerning the spy case, Schmidt described it as a seri- ous burden to normalization of between West and East Germany. But he pledged that his gov- ernment would continue to seek >etter relations with East Ger- many as well as to cultivate rc- ations with the Soviet Union Earlier Estimates WASHINGTON (AP) be the 12-month rate if rose at a 11.5 percent rate in the the first-quarter figures con- and the rest of Eastern Europe. At the same time Schmidt stressed the importance of the J.S, shield for Europe, saying: 'The balance of power in the vorld and the security of West- ern Europe will remain depen- dent for the foreseeable future on Ihe military and political jresence of the United States f America in Europe." first three months of the yearjtinue worse than previous estimates, (span, the day. The rate of inflation solidly in the double digit category was the worst since a 13 percent inflation rate in the first quarter of 1951. The commerce department also reported that the nation's economy as measured by the Gross National Product declined by a 6.3 percent rate in January through March. The department had estimat- ed last month thai first quarter inflation was at a 10.8 percent rale and the economy declined at a 5.8 percent rate. The commerce department also reported Friday that the lation's corporations recorded a 12 percent increase in after-tax srofils in the first quarter, in- creasing billion lo bil- lion at an annual rate. All figures are based on an annual rale, meaning that Ihis unchanged during that government reported Fri- "Tne jncrease was a big im. provement over the 0.1 percent rise in after-tax earnings in the fourth quarter of 1973, but the profit figures also reflected the higher cash receipts resulting from inflation. Much of the gain in the first quarter profits was in the in- creased value in inventories, the commerce deparlmcnl said. The commerce department also reported Friday that dispo- sable personal income of Ameri- cans that is, income after taxes increased billion in the first quarter and that the personal savings rate dropped billion to a 6.6 percent rate. them. Swift Revenge Higher Power Rales Given Stale Okay The Iowa commerce commis- non has issued an order permit- ting Iowa Electric Light and Power Co. to place into effect immediately an electric rate in- crease requested a month ago. order per the hipher and Syrian planes but Israel de- nied the report. The Lebanese military command said Israeli planes broke Ihe sonic barrier over Beirut Friday and thai the Lebanese air force scrambled but made no contact. A Syrian communique issued in Damascus said the Syrian and Israeli warplanes fought an air battle over south Lebanon Friday and that an Israeli plane was shot down in flames. "There was no contact, (here was no battle and there was no an Israeli army spokesman said in Tel Aviv. The Lebanese government an- nounced (hat 48 persons were Wiled and 184 wounded in two Israeli air strikes into Lebanon Thursday, carried out in retalia- tion for an Arab guerilla attack on the Israeli border village of Maalot that left 30 persons dead. The Israeli air strikes brought sharp criticism from Secretary of State Kissinger who had also denounced the Arab guerilla at- tack. The commission mils collection at rate, under company bond, and subject to refund after hearing cus shuttle plane said the and final commission determi- nation. Home Increase Met Privately Kissinger met first with Prime Minister Golda Meir pri- vately for an hour Friday and then conferred with her full ne- gotiating team. On arrival from Damascus before dawn, Kissinger said he had unspecified "new ap preaches." A high American of ficial on his Jerusalem-Damas Cornell Names President ing shops wilh three more rounds. One of the store's employes fired back with the dropped gun as the man and woman jumped into Ihe van which sped off. About a half hour lalcr, the three suspects commandeered car in Ihe Lennox area, Idling Ihc driver, "We're SLA and we need your car." The parked van was lalcr recovered by aulhori- lies and found lo be rcgistcrec to a Ricky Dclgalo of San Fran- cisco. Authorities said Ihc group had car I rouble a short time laler, and approached Thomas Papin, 65, on Ihe front lawn of his son's home in Hawthorne. Papin said Ihe Ihrcc were armed wilh 30- calibcr machine guns and I old (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) Chuckle The Wnturgalu hearings prove you didn't have lo work for Rob- ert K. Lee lo In; ti confederate. Ctipyrlnht MT. VERNON The Cor- nell college board of trustees Friday named Dr. Philip B. Secor, Allentown, Pa., as Ihe college's 12th president. Dr. Sccor is currently dean of Muhlcnbcrg college in Al- lentown, a position he has held since July 1967. The new -president's ap- pointment will be cffcclivc Aug. I, according lo Cornell board President Al Morrisscy, Ml. Vcrnon. In making the announce- ment, Morrisscy said, "Aflcr an exhaustive ten-month search, Ihc board and Ihe presidential selection commit- lee, which was composed of Dr. Philip Secor representatives from all col- lege constituencies, arc confi- dent that Dr. Sccor is one of Ibe top education adminislra- lors in Ilic country." Kiliiciition Dr. Sccor, 42, a nalive of Ml. Kisco, N.Y.. earned his MA and Ph.D. degrees in po- litical science at Duke univcr- sily, Durham, N.C., mid his HA at Drew imivcrsily, Madi- son, N.J. Mcsidcs serving us dean of Miihleiibcrg, Sccor has been an nsKocinlc professor of polil- icnl science. Prior lo his pnlnlmcnt at Mulilciiburg, In; Inuglil political .science at Da- vidson college in Lexington, N.C., four years. In 1962, Dr. Secor served as assistant, lo the dean of Dick- inson college, Carlisle, Pa. lie also taught political science at Dickinson from 1959-63. In "Wliu's In while working on his advanced degrees, lit! was executive secretary of Ihc Lilly F.mliiwmt'nl Research Program at Duke. Also at Duke he served as a parl-limc political science Inslruclor. Dr. Secor bus been lislt.-tl in "Who's Who in America" since 1969. He has been active in community and church af- fairs, serving on various boards and committees. Among groups in which Dr. Secor has participated arc the board of directors of Lchigh counly (Pa.) Vocational-Tech- nical school, board of school directors of Allcnlown, and board of commissioners of Al- lcnlown Housing Authority. Published Articles lie has also been on Ihe board of directors of Ihe Lc- high counly Planned Parent- hood Assn. and Ihe board of directors of Ihe Moscow Field Institute Citizen Exchange Corps in New York City and he lias served on Ihc board of directors of Ihc Allcnlown public libraries. Dr. Sccor has had articles published in various political science, law, religion and oilier journals. Dr. Sccor is a member of several professional and fra- It-rnal organizations, including Ihc American Conference of Academic Deans. Ihe Ameri- can Political Science Assn., and Ihc Society for Religion in Ilighor Kducalion. Mrs. Sccor is Ihe former Anne L. Smilh of Morris, N.Y. Thi! .Si-cors have Ihrcc chil- dren, Nancllc, 17; David, 13, ,-intl Callierini1, II. As Federal Aide WASHINGTON (AP) The "cderal highway administrator iias recommended Iowa Direc- :or of Highways Joseph R. Coupal, jr., to be his deputy administrator. Sometimes If May Be Betfer To Hitchhike A man who was in court Thursday on a charge of lar- ceny of a motor vehicle was arrested after the session and charged with slcaling the car which he drove lo court. Kennlh Grulkcy. jr.. 19, of 818 Tenth street SW, was bound over to the grand jury on Ihc first car theft charge. He was laken to the Linn counly jail on Ihc second charge, and held under bond. He was accused of tak- ing a car from SIcilMr Lin- coln Mercury Tuesday. Police received a tip claim- ing Grulkey had Ihe car, and arresled him following Ihc session in Ihe First avenue court. The rale increase, which wi! produce million annually in additional revenue, wit amount to about per month for residential customers who use an average of 585 kilowatt- hours. This is a nine percent jump. For the average farm custom- er, the increase will amount to about ?2.97 per month, or 10.5 percent on the farm's average use of kwh. The increase is and lO.'l percent on kwh per month for the average commercial customer, and per month and 10.5 percent on kwh per month for an average indus- trial customer. Interim Increase Iowa Electric announced ils application for an increase April 15. While the original applica- tion was intended to produce million in annual revenue. She company only requested that an interim increase to pro- duce million in additional an- nual revenue be placed in ef- 'cct. This increase still puls the unit cost of elcctrici- y at a lower level than it was in 1960, company officials said. sides were as close to agree ment as possible without actual- ly having it j mes DUBLIN plant- ed in parked cars exploded at :hc height of the commuter rush lour in central Dublin Friday. Fire department officials said it least 30 persons were killed and scores injured. The explosions came within a lalf-mile radius of the capital's )ig Amien Street railroad lerm- nal. The blasts went off on O'Connell, Parnell, Granville and Talbflt streets. Police said there was no advance warning. Fire officials said the charges vere placed in parked cars and letonated on 5 by one over a per- od of about 20 minutes. Dublin had not had a major errorist bombing since Dec. 1, 972, when two bus drivers were tilled and 120 persons were vounded. Those blasts coincided with a debate in the dail, Ihe Irish Re- mblic's parliament, on legisla- lon to crush the outlawed Irish Republican Army, fighting in Northern Ireland to oust the Bri- tish and to unite that province with the southern republic. Dismisses Charge Against Even .as Kissinger's meetings got under way, his spokesman was issuing a statement saying the U.S. "deeply deplores" such loss of life as caused by the Israeli air strikes. It expressed concern that such incidents un- dermine the peace search. Kissinger .was to return to Damascus Saturday after a spe- cial session of the Israeli cabi- net discusses the latest moves. Whether he returns after that to Jerusalem, he said, depends on 'developments." One possible scenario was :hat if he cannot complete the agreement himself, he, will eave behind two aides, Joseph Sisco and Alfred Atherton to vork out the details until he re- urns in several weeks. The high official aboard Kis lingers plane predicted th guerilla attack on ai sraeli town and the relaliatorj Lebanon would no TALLAHASSEE, JYa. (AP) vreck Kissinger's efforts even hough they made the mission larder. Casualties? Israel did not mention inflict n g casualties in Friday's ground strike one mile across (Continued: Page 2, Col. 1.) Stock Market a NEW YORK (AP) Slocks sharply in intensified Irad- ng Friday as new prime rale ncrcascs were announced. The 2 p.m. Dow Jones average was lown 16.90 at 818.44 and losers iiilnumbcred gainers more limn -I on Hi New York Slock Kx- Turner: Paper Boys Need Permit under New Bill DES MOINES (AP) The recently-passed consumer credit bill would require ncwspapci boys, lawyers and landlords to purchase annual licenses, according lo Iowa Ally. Gen. Richard Turner. The 'bill, designed lo set high- er maximum legal credit inter- est and add consumer credit protection to Iowa law, was ;iven final legislative approv- al in Ihe final hours of Ihc 1974 legislative session. It is one of almost 100 bills wailing Gov. Robert Ray's sig- lalure when ho returns from a Irip (o China May 26. Turner said he is prepar- ing "a list of defects" in the consumer credit bill to pre- sent lo Hay in hopes the governor will veto (lie meas- ure. The attorney general con- ends one of the biggest prob- cms in Ihe bill is Ihc seven- iagc debt collection section, lesigncd lo prevent debt col- cctors from harassing people pute over whether a bill is owed. The bill defines debt collec- tors and requires them lo reg- isler wilh the attorney general and pay a fee annually. "If you study this, you sec that debt collector probably includes a newspaper hoy, a lawyer who collects debts and most Turner said. "There arc over prac- ticing attorneys in Turn- er said. "I don't know bow many apartment house owners (here are but every guy who owns an apartment bouse will lave to be covered." Turner contends the news- >aper boys would be included n (he definition of debt collec- or which includes persons "en- gaging, directly or indirectly in lebl collection, whether for liniftclf, his employer, or oth- ers." And Ihe landlords would be ncimlcd because leases are in- cluded in Ihe definition of dcbl. linl Ihe attorney general said ic doubls if ordinary business lebls arc covered in Ihc debt wlloclion section of Ihe bill. A judge Friday dismissed an in- dictment charging Sen. Gur- ney, a Republican member of :he Watergate committee, with an election law violation con- cerning campaign contributions. Judge Charles McClure said he indictment was based on a section of the state election law hat was unconstitutional and 'null and void." Misdemeanor The Florida senator was in- dicted by a Leon county grand ury last month on a mis- demeanor charge of accepting campaign contributions without naming a campaign treasurer or setting up a campaign bank account. McClure said the Democratic politician who first accused Gurney to violating the statute had been allowed to give legal advice to the grand jury in violation of Florida law. The judge said he considered the testimony of State Rep. Marshall Harris "highly im- proper and prejudicial." The judge also said he was 'brewing out the indictment be- cause it attempted to broaden :he language of the election law and was drawn up improperly. State Ally. Harry Morrison would not say whether he would appeal the ruling until he had lo study the judge's order. "Delighted" Defense attorney C. Harris Dittmar said he was "delight- ed" with McClure's decision. In Washington, Gurney said le would make no comment ibout (he ruling until he had inferred with his lawyer. Dittmar moved for dismissal ast week on grounds the indict- nenl was vague and unconslilu- ional and that Harris was ai- owed lo testify before the grand (Continued: Page 3, Col. 4.) Today's Index Comics .....................22 Crossword Daily Record Deaths Editorial Features Farm Financial Marlon Movies Society Sports State Television Wnnt Ads........ ..I! 6 .12 .23 ..5 ......17-20 .........21 ......24-29   

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