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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette May 18, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 18, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Occasional showers through Sunduy. Lows tonight near (id. Millis Sunday in 80s. VCI Al MI-: 92    NUM BKK 129 Os? Kl! beltie X\ninrb * CITY FINAL IO CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SATURDAY, MAY 18, 11174 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NKW YORK TIMES BODIES Nuclear Blast Is Set Off by India NEW DELHI, India (AP) —i “peaceful explosion.” It said it India set off its first nuclear stemmed from India’s “striving to keep at the level of world explosion in an underground test Saturday, the official Indian radio said. technology in the peaceful uses of nuclear explosions.” But in Tokyo Japan’s two Both Indian national news major anti-nuclear organizations charged the test was “a; step leading to a further nuclear arms race and another environ-j mental degradation.” “Ideal Excuse” The Socialist-backed Japan agencies said the explosion was conducted in the Rajastan area west of New Delhi, site of the Great Indian Desert. The Indian Atomic Energy Commission said the bomb was designed for such peaceful pur- Congress Against Atomic and poses as mining and cai th-mov- j Hydrogen Bombs and the Coming, and India has no intention munist-supported Japan Council of producing nuclear weapons. Against Atomic and Hydrogen But the test indicated India may Bombs made almost identical be able to build such weapons in statements tho future if it chooses lo do so. ; „The ,ndian cxpcrimcnt un. 'I he only nations now known doubtedly will stimulate other to have nuclear weapons are the nations to race for further nu-l S., Russia, China, Britain and cicar weapons developments,” France. In Switzer land, Pakistan’s chief    delegate to    the    Geneva disarmament conference said the Indian test will have “farreaching consequences” for the entire situation on    the    subconti-i ,,,    .    ,    .    , ,    ...    j    i • * of the bomb was not given nent,    where India    and    Pakistan    ^_____4    t    j have fought three wars in the last quarter-century. Contests Claim weapons the Congress said. “Especially it will give an ideal excuse to China and France.” The Indian announcement said the test was conducted at a depth of about 328 feet. The size Suspected Hideout of SLA Is Gunfight Site LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities Saturday sought to identify five bodies taken from a suspected Symbionese Liberation Army hideout. and appeared to have suffered gunshot wounds. Mary Carr, 52, told police her daughter lived in the house and allowed five persons who arrived at 2 am. Friday to The coroner’s office said the1 spend the night, bodies were those of three white | she said the daughter, Min-women, a white man and a nie Lewis, 33, told her she had black man    allowed the five to stay after But Coroner Thomas Noguchi they offered to pay her SRK), said in a news release that they Mrs. Carr said she went to the had not been identified by name house Friday, and would not be until his inves-1 “I went back there to sec tigation was completed. He re- what was going on,” the moth-fused to elaborate on the written cr said. “A white lady had a statement.    belt on with a pistol . . . she The dead were found in a slapped at the pistol and smiled south I/)s Angeles house that up at me.” more than 500 police stormed late Friday. The house caught fire, apparently from tear gas shells, during a lengthy gunfight and the bodies were charred beyond recognition. Deny Account Notifies Police Mrs. Carr said she left and notified police. Police reported later that two vans that may have been used by the group were discovered parked nearby. Experts had long suspected that India was on the verge of a nuclear capacity. The consulta-! tive committee of the Indian Ambassador Niaz Naim said parliament charged with atomic the test meant a “qualitative energy matters was advised last change” in the political and mil- year that Prime Minister Indira! itary situation. He contested the Gandhi’s government was conidian claim that it was exclu- ducting experiments in the field, j sively designed to serve peace-1 But Saturday’s announcement ful purposes.    was the first public indication “We have always maintained that India had the ability to there is no difference between build and explode a device, tests for peaceful purposes and    st    Criticism those for militarv purposes,” Naim said. “The technology is Mrs. Gandhi reportedly in the same. We have kept warn ing the international community In —UPI Telephoto AS GUN BATTLE RAGES — A policeman carrying a submachine gun runs into position to protect firemen as occupants of a suspected Symbionese Liberation Army hideout in Los Angeles carry on a gun battle with officers. (Another photo on picture page.) ^ I There was no word if Mrs. A spokesman for newspaper ^ was wornan wbo ran executive Randolph A. Hears , from house said the FBI told Hearst one of] the dead was SLA leader Don- Officers with lights poked Delhi Lake Level Falls as Vandals Jam Dam Gates Irish Press Massive Search for Bombers Six Killed Sn Flaming Crash In SE Iowa FORT MADISON (AR) - Six DUBLIN (UPI) — Army j of the cars had been hijacked in By Steve Belle    troops and police launched a na- Belfast. DELB I — Vandals broke into uonwide manhunt Saturday for The blasts tore cars to pieces teenager* were killed in a flam-the Lake Delhi dam gatehouse    extremists who set off bomb and blew out huge display win-    teg one-car    accident on    Iowa 103 early Saturday morning, ac-    blasts in downtown Dublin and a dows, sending chunks of glass    norte of F    *t    Madison    late    Frill formed    her    cabinet*of the    blast    cording to officials, and jammed    quiet rural village, killing 28 through groups of shoppers,    'day. a    special    cabinet    session,    lone of the dam’s three gates j    persons and wounding more (Men and women were blasted    Authorities    identified    the    vic- ald DeFreeze But the FBI in through the debris through the both Los Angeles and San Fran- night finding afew handguns, cisco denied that agents had a shotgun and small pipe- identified DeFreeze -- alias bombs. SLA General Field Marshal One policeman was at first Cinque. It also denied telling reported to have a leg wound, Hearst any such thing.    but officers later said he ap- The SLA claims it kidnaped Parcnlly tell off a ro°f. Bearst’s daughter, Patricia, in; Before the raid, the FBI Berkeley Fob. 4. She has since alerted police agencies in Wash-renounced her family and said ington state to be on the look she had joined the terrorist or- nut for a car possibly carrying ganizaticn, although authorities Miss Hearst and SLA members, sav her statements may have Early Saturday they said the been made under coercion. alert still stood. John Lefter, the Hiifil    still    Checking spokesman, told newsmen of DeFreeze’* reported death late A sheriff's office spokesman against the dangers of this teen instructed the foreign min-    wide open    causing    the    lake    level than IOO. backdoor entry into the nuclear istry t° inform the major    to    drop    “about    eight    feet”    bv club.” ‘    P°wers- In Washington, the Atomic    Her government has strongly Energv Commission said the criticized atmospheric nuclear U.S. “detected seismic signals j tests, particularly those con-from India equivalent to a yield ducted by China since it joined of less than 20 kilotons.” j the nuclear powers in 19G4. But A spokesman said that is in India nevertheless has refused the “low yield range” — the t o sign the nuclear nonproliferation treaty of 1968 That pact was pushed by the U.S. in an effort to prevent spread of nuclear weapons and the consequent danger of nu-| clear war growing out of region-Simone Poulain, department a1 disputes, press officer, said the “U.S.    Mrs. Gandhi contended it also has always been against nu -jhad the effect of sealing the clear proliferation because of;nucjear superiority of the U.S.1 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Federate adverse impact it will have! an(j the Soviet Union, which al conspiracy charges, lodged on world stability.    ^ ajs0 signed.    against former United Mine In Russia, India s ally, Tass india opened its first atomic Workers President W. A. news agency said the test was a power station in January, 1970. “Tony” Boyle in connection with American assistance. Can- with the 1969 Yablonski slay-ada has also assisted India in ings. were dismissed Friday at building such stations.    the request of the government. through a department store win- t i rn s as lowest of three ranges. The U.S. state department indicated disappointment over the explosion. “Always Against” 1 noon. “Somebody tore the door off tile gatehouse, broke the locks, and forced the gate up so high that it jammed.” said Tim Walton, an official fee Interstate Power Co. which currently controls the dam. Walton also said the which controlled the gate was (Continued: Page 2. Col. 6.) Dismiss Tony Boyle Conspiracy Charges Bill Offered To Reinstate Draft WASHINGTON (API - A Texas congressman, contending that the concept of an all-volunteer armed force is harmful both to democracy and fighting effectiveness, has introduced legislation to reinstate tho draft. “The absence of selective ser- Joseph Sylvester Police scaled off all streets    ckw and lay grofesquely among    K|esner ]6    rura, Sa,em;    Rjch out of the capital and warned    tailors mannequins.    ic that “every town and village in In the town of Monaghan,    75    cen    a    ’    ’ the repubiic must be on the rniles northwest of the capital Fort    Madison;    David    Lee alert for bomb attacks.”    near the border with Northern j Fraise,    18. rural    West    Point; Prime minister Liam Cos- Ireland, a fourth bomb exploded;Michael    David    Baxter, 16.    Fort grave went on nalional televi- » minutes after the Dublin I Madison. John    Kdward    Moo(h. sion and denounced the attacks blasts and killed five persons. as “unforgivable acts.” He said    Police described the town as a    art’ ,5> Fort    Madison, and    Rich- the Irish government did not    stronghold of the outlawed Irish    ard Lohman,    West Point, cable know who planted the bombs. Republican Army    Lee    county    sheriff's    officers The bombings took the penv Responsibility ca,d tee driver of the car ap-heaviest Irish toll since Protest-;    „    .    ,T1.    ,    A.    ,    .,    parently lost control, the vehicle ant - Roman Catholic violence “ I?A,.f?l,l!Sf n < ran off'the left side of the high-erupted in Northern Ireland five i 01 ern Leland Litter c ense y struck a driveway em-years    ago.    surpassing the    15; Assn    a grouping of    militant    bankmcn( went    into    the deaths in a Belfast bar attack rn! protestant organizations, dis-december. 1971.    claimed responsibility for bn- day s attacks. Dublin Bombs    jbe    Oublin    victims Three bombs planted in aban-! 15 women, six men doned    cars    exploded in    the I children, both boys, heart of Dublin during the eve- months and 24 years, ning rush hour Friday, all de-! ‘‘B’s too horrible for words,” tonating within a five-second j said Tom Driscoll, a police of-time span on the crowded Beer. “I saw women lying streets.    around clutching their kids; to Police said the Dublin bomb- them. blood streaming from killed    25 persons    and them.    It was awful.”    (UPI) —    Vice-president    Martin scores. They said    two He    said the bombs    “were    Echegoyen,    83,    head of    the    countimed to go off when they would cli    of    state, died    Saturday    after kill the most possible.”    a two-month illness. included and two aged 18 air landed on its top and caught fire. Officers were uncertain who was driving. Five of the six were dead on arrival at a Fort Madison hospital. Officers pulled Baxter from the wreck, but he died two hours later at the hospital. Vice-President Dies MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay Friday outside the Hearst man- in ^lK)^ane sa*d police were I sion in Hillsborough, south of ^ checking out a report that San Francisco. But he walked I ^*ss Hearst and lour other per-away without a word as news- sons werc . seen *n car men shouted, “What abcut Pat- Thursday night, ty? What about Patty?”    The    Los Angeles    raid followed ii    ..,    a hunt for three suspected SLA Hope to God     ,    ,    ,,    .. r    members who fled after a Earlier Lester had said. “We .shootout at a sporting goods just hope to God that Patty is store in nearby Inglewood somewhere else.”    Thursday    night. There were fears that Miss The three — two white wom-Hearst may have been one of °n and a white man — identi-threc white women seen by a Tied themselves as SLA mem-neighbor before the shootout, hers as they commandeered The stucco house burned to the vehicles to make their escape. ings wounded vice has critically impaired the    „    jd b    ; '    Bobert lighting effectiveness of al our    An‘nst    has askcd ,hat    hjs armed services, and particularly the army and marine corps,” Democratic Rep Charles Wilson told a new s conference Friday. He said an all-voluntary force is “totally incompatible with the principles of our egali-j^y^e Krjd tanan democracy. Man, ll, Asks Youth Court Hearing; Mental Age: 7Vi grants in    — Wrong Pew Economic Planning Agency Considered to extort $100,000 from Cedar, By Roland Krekeler    Lewis    is one of three persons A 27-year-old Cedar Rapids I charged in connection with a man accused of making threats pee. 28 extortion attempt on Armstrong. All three are deaf-    WINCHESTER, Ind. (AI ) - The Winchester high    school rn ii fps    i ong has asked that nisj"    principal.    Robert    Jones,    was uncase    be    transferred    to    juvenile    He and Jackie Barnett, 46.    of    derstandably upset when    he areolet    because    his    mental    age    isi Cedar Rapids, were charged    in    * rived at school and found    a herd 74.    |Linn district court with making ()f elephants wandering around Garv Lewis, who was sehed- malicious threats to extort. Bar- yard tiled to g) on trial in Linn dis- nett was convicted last month trict court Monday, obtained a and *s 10 sentenced next or Daley Is Out of Hospital so the court would have time to consider the motion to transfer the case. Mavor Dalev Is Included with the transfer mo- >    t    tion was a report from a psy chologist at the University of Iowa speech and hearing clinic CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor stating that lx»wis, a deaf-mute. Richard Daley, smiling and has a learning age of 74. waving, left the hospital Satur- This indicates, the report said, day after 12 days of treatment that he is able to perform tasks block of First avenue N\V for what doctors said was a which the average deaf child of critics said Lewis and Barnett mild stroke.    71^ js able to perform and that bad taken a box Armstrong had He will recuperate at home his intellectual functioning is iii placed there before returning to the hospital the range of mental retardation A note received by Aimstrong for surgery to repair partial    ..... threatened a bomb would be week. U'wis, Barnett and Joseph Lyle Steggall, 37, of Cedar Rapids, are charged in federal court with using the mail to attempt to extort Arrested Near House The three were arrested near an abandoned house in the BIK) Auth- WASHINGTON (AIG — With eye to eve    on some sort of a more bad economic news in the 1 monitoring    agency to flash background, the administration storm signals and the like,” The Hoxey Brothers Circus, in and congress have begun bipar- Mansfield said town for a weekend perform-,tisan discussions that could lead He said his proposal differed alice, had mistaken the school to creation of an economic plan-(»ntirelv from nn unsurrpssfni yard for the circus site and set ning agency.    I    administration    proposal    to    es- up its tents and stakes iii a driv-. Representatives of top ad-jtablish the Cost of laving Couningrain    Thursday night.    ministration economic advisers ell as an    inflation-monitoring After    some    fast consultation    conferred Friday with aides to agency Friday,    Hoxey    Brothers    took    its;    the Republican and Democratic \ source    close to Simon said elephants across the street to a leaders of the house and senate-the secretary has not made joint approach the troubled may meet again park, the original site. Price Increases On Aluminum surgery blockage of a neck artery. TVdtfCifl K €    torney    in a trial Life can be discouraging. Like “Considering the age of the when you send a kid through defendant,” the motion con-four years of high school and tunics, the attorney does not then discover your parakeet has)believe the defendant has stil-a bigger vocabulary. copyright ificient intelligence to formulate an intent to commit a crime. < an t Assist    placed at    his    department store The transfer motion states    and residence unless the box that Lewis’ attorney knows    the j was left    at    the house    with defendant cannot assist the    at-    $1(K),(H)0 in    it Steggall was iii authorities said. New trial date any on a joint approacn to coping'd e c j s , 0 n about a pianning with the troubled economy. I agency but does endorse a joint They may meet again next administration - congress ap-vvee^-    Iproach to economic problem- As they met. the government solving, announced that prices rose at; “A super agency may not be NEW YORK (AP) — Price!an ll 5 percent annual rate dur- t h c    mechanism,” the increases that are expected ul-    ing the first three months of source said. “Maybe an ^fortunately to raise the prices of a;    1974, the    most inflationary por-jmal approach to working out wide variety of consumer goods    formance    since 1951, while the)problems would be better.” have been announced by throe    gross national product declined The congressional and ad- j of the nation’s largest alumi- 6.3 percent.    ministration representatives are a car nearby, num companies.    I    Senate    Majority    Leader    Mikeitrying    initially    to    work    out    a The increases for ingots range Mansfield, (I)-Mont ), told re-i joint approach to such problems in    the    Lew is    from 6 3 to 9 I percent and were    porters he met earlier on t he j as dealing with raw-material 5,    if    his    mo-    described as the result of agree-    planning-agency proposal with and other shortages and the tion to    transfer    is    not    sustained,    ments reached last March with    Treasury    Secretary William E.jneed for gathering adequate eco- No hearing    date    has    been    set    on    the .Cost of Living Council to    Simon    nomie data, one participant the transfer motion.    I raise prices in stages.    I    “I    think    we see pretty much said case will be July Ii ground. Police said they saw two women’s bodies — one white and one black — in a hallway as the house burned. Ammunition belts on their bodies ex-iploded in the fire’s heat. Three other bodies were found underneath the house near air vents to the outside. “Come Out” Acting on a tip, officers took position around the house about 5:30 p.m. PDT Friday and called to the occupants over a bullhorn: “Come out with your hands up The house is surrounded ” Two minutes later, a policeman fired a tear-gas shell into the house and drew an answering volley. About an hour after the first shots, thin tongues of flame suddenly shot from w indows and the eaves of the roof. The .shooting j stopped 15 minutes later. Billows of black smoke cast a pall j around the house, obscuring the view of police sharpshooters. and hundreds of spectators. “No Other Way” “lf was a war. no other way; to describe it,” said police; ! commander Peter Hagen after ! officers fired volley after volley I of tear gas, .shotgun and rifle i rounds. They were met with heavy i return fire, some from beneath I the house and some of it thought to be from machine guns A flak jacketed officer with a 1 gas mask said. “It was just like Vietnam " The battle was televised live j tm area stations. “They Held Me” A woman emerged from the house after it caught fire. “They held me, they held me,” she was heard to say as she was taken away to an ambulance She was not identified A clerk at the store later • Continued: Page 2, Col. 3j Hearst Vigil HILLSBOROUGH, Calif. (AP) — Behind the walls of their white stucco mansion. Randolph and Catherine Hearst waited through the night to learn if their kidnaped daughter Patricia was among five persons killed in a shootout with Los Angeles police. “The feeling inside the Hearst home is that it s over,” family spokesman John laster said late Friday night. “Nothing has been confirmed either way. although the Hcarsts have a direct lino to the FBI and have been in touch all day. “The family really didn t expect it to end this way. We just hope to God that Patty is somewhere else." Lest e r said the Hearsts watched much of the shootout and its aftermath on live television At one point, sobs were heard coming from the home. When Hearst heard it reported that at least one of those in the house was a white woman Lester said. “he put his hand up to his forehead and dropped it down again.” Today s Index Church Page 3 Comics ... 5 Crossword 5 Daily Record 2 Deaths 2 Editorial Features 4 Financial ll Marion ll Movies 7 Sports 9, IO Television 6 Want Ads 12-15 ;

  • Charles Wilson
  • Garv Lewis
  • Jackie Barnett
  • John Laster
  • John Lefter
  • Joseph Lyle Steggall
  • Joseph Sylvester
  • Leland Litter
  • Liam Cos
  • Mary Carr
  • Niaz Naim
  • Peter Hagen
  • Randolph A. Hears
  • Richard Daley
  • Steve Belle
  • Thomas Noguchi
  • Tim Walton
  • Tom Driscoll
  • Tony Boyle
  • William E.Jneed

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: May 18, 1974

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