Cedar Rapids Gazette, May 19, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

May 19, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 19, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa M'ecrMer- Cloudy, warm am) humid today. Up. Per 70s. High Monday, low 80s. Kuin likely to- day ami Monday. 92 IN THE Pictures, Story on New Methods (In Section A) ?-J e-. r r 1 r Some Changes at Reformatory (In Section B) Section A CITY FINAL 35 CENTS SUNDAY, MAY 19, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES JERUSALEM of Slate Kissinger scored an a{ parent breakthrough Saturda in his bid to separate Israeli an Syrian armies by getting a: American proposal tentative! accepted by both sides. The turnabout from an irn pending impasse developed at meeting with Syriai President Assad in Damascus Kissinger then flew to Jerusa Tern to report to the Israel negotiating team. Following a two-hour session Israeli Information Minister Shi mon Peres said: "We have al ready accepted the American proposals, and so have the Syrians." "Significant progress has been made in these talks. The Syrians are rather receptive to the American ideas and princi- ples." "Two or Three Days" He said the Israeli govern- ment expected that "in two or three days" an agreement se- parating the opposing forces in the Golan Heights "will be de- cided finally." Informed Israeli sources said the main thrust of the latest developments was the introduc- tion of an American proposal that was more acceptable to Syria than a plan offered by its enemy, Israel. The sources said the Ameri- can proposal differed little from the Israeli plan but involved handing back "a few more vil- lages and a bit more territory." Quneitra They said Israel apparently now was willing to give Syri; civil administration for thi whole of Quneitra, the war ravaged provincial capital ii the Golan Heights, instead o Rain-Making Finally Told By Pentagon Gazette Leased Wires WASHINGTON The force used rain-making as weapon in the Vietnam war, fly ng cloud seeding sorties to irolong monsoon rainfall and bog down North Vietnamese in- "iltration routes to South Viet- nam, according to a Pentagon locument. The top secret operation was carried on for six years during he March-November monsoon season from 1907 to 1972 at cost of about million a year. only the eastern third of thi town. All the relinquished territory would be part of a United Na lions buffer zone, the infor mants said. Kissinger Staying Peres said the American pro- posal involved a guarantee ol (Continued: Page 3, Col. 4.) Miss Illinois Is Miss U.S.A. NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Illinois, Karen Morrison, a S-fcoHOli-inch, blue-eyed blonde, was named Miss U.S.A. for 1074 Saturday night. The testimony also revealed that former Defense Secretary has apologized to congress for having categori- cally denied two years ago that rain-making efforts had been going on, pleading igno- rance of the operation. Laird said that he had "never pproved" it and that he had nderstood that it had not taken, lace under former President! ohnson.' The cloud-seeding program hieh defense officals said in- local rainfalls up to 30 crcent, was the first known use weather warfare in military story. Results are not fully known, ut the Pentagon believes it ay have increased normal infall as much as 30 percent limited areas and helped slow e flow of supplies along the o Chi Minh trail. A Pentagon summary of the peration was given to a losed meeting of a senate oreign relations subcommit- ee on oceans and interna- ional environment March 20. The transcript was declas- sified by the defense depart- ment and made public Satur- day. After an initial test in Laos in 1966, the rain-making operation was carried out in parts of Laos, Cambodia, North Vietnam and South Vietnam, according lo the summary. Pentagon officials told the committee the operation was approved by (he secretary of defense with the knowledge of Ihe White House, and by the Royal Lao government as part of the interdiction effort along the supply trails. SLA Leader DeFreeze, ee Others Identified LOS ANGELES (AP) News- paper heiress Patricia Hearst was not among the five victims Shootout between Sym- b i o n e s e Liberation Army members and police, the coroner said Saturday. But Don- ald DcKrceze, self-styled field marshal of the terrorist group, was idenlificd as one of the dead. spokesman for the Hearsts their .home in Hills- borough, Calif., that the family was "certainly relieved" to near the news but was still "ex- tremely apprehensive about the whereabouts" of their eldest daughter, who was kidnaped by the SLA Feb. 4. Los Angeles Coroner Thomas Noguchi. said four of the five victims had been identified as suspected members of the SLA. He said the fifth victim, a woman, had not been identified but was not Miss Hearst. No Mistake Extensive comparative stu have excluded Miss Pa- tricia Hearst as the one white female victim who remains un- he said. dealer and, finally, revolu- spokesman replied, "I hope so." tionary. She was considered the believed to have written many of its manifestos. Miss Soltysik, 29, was believed So be a co-leader of the group. Wolfe, 23, the son of a Pennsyl- vania anesthesiologist, became a political activist while study- ng at Berkeley. They were both white. Cuts Deeply Authorities have said that the SLA was a multi-racial group of about 25 hard-core militant men and women. The death of De- Freeze, Mrs. Perry and the others cuts deeply into their top ranks. Ironically, their deaths were not triggered by overt rebellion against the government which they said they wanted to over- throw by armed revolution but by a simple case .of common thievery the shoplifting of a pair of 49-cent socks. The petty theft at a sporting goods store in nearby Inglewooc Thursday touched off one of California's largest-ever man- hunts, ending 24 hours, later The spokesman declined to theoretician of the SLA and was speculate whether Miss Hearst, vho had renounced her family and pledged allegiance to the SLA, could be with other sus- >ected SLA members still at arge. William Taylor Harris, 29, his vife, Emily, 27, and an unidcn- ificd woman had been sought after the Shootout at the sport- ng goods store Thursday. A police spokesman said there were no solid leads as to the whereabouts of the Harrises. 'We're working on that infor- mation we have, which at this point is rather he Pholo bv Tom Merrvman Australia Vote SYDNEY, Australia (AP) 'rime Minister Gough Whillam efuscd to claim victory today n Australia's national elections espilc early returns which bowed his Labor party with a lender lead. Bombings Prompt Irish To Ask Return of U.N. Force Melanne Schutterle, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Schutterle, Norway, was crowned queen of the Eastern Iowa Band festival Saturday. The parade and other activities went on despite interruptions from the rain. Other photos can be found on page 5B. Winners in the band competition were as follows: Class A West Du- buque, first; Prairie, second; Dyersville, third; Class B Vernon, first; BGM, second; Wilton, third; Class C Norway, first; Shellsburg, second; Dike, third. i nums' Baaing 24 hours- later :vv if ne was sure Misswjtn 500 heavily armed police-banlf robbery. ac ttmnntr iha fivtt mm- --_. ._; I said. Miss Hearst also is being sought by authorities on a feder- al warrant naming her as a ma- terial witness to an SLA bank robbery in San Francisco last month. She was filmed during the robbery holding a rifle, but it was riot known if she was act- ing under duress. Four others photographed in the holdup DeFreeze, Mrs. Perry, Miss Soltysik and Camil- Hall were charged with was not among the five persons, Noguchi said 'That is definite. There was no question about it. We could no be mistaken." The coroner said X-rays am chavts were used to make sure Miss Hearst was not one of the dead. He said the unidentified female was too badly burned to determine height and weight and that med- ical examiners were trying to identify her by bone structure. Gas Masks A police spokesman with No- ;uchi at the news conference said all five of the victims ap- Valium-No. 1 U.S. Drug -Unknown 15 Years Ago DUBLIN (AP) The govern- ment asked the United Nations Saturday to release more than HOD Irish soldiers from the Mid- dle East peacekeeping force to man border posts following the worst bombings in almost five years of Irish sectarian feuding. It said the (nlops will be needed mini new check- points along Hie border willi Northern Ireland to slop and search all curs driving into the Republic from the North. The checkpoints ware part of an intensification of security along I he border with Northern Ireland, the main scene of Hie violence that spilled over into the licpublie Friday, killing persons and wounding trill. At the U.N., Irish Ambassador Kamonii Kennedy telephoned Ills government's request to See- retary-dcncrnl Knrl. Wnldhcim mid confirmed It in it Idler, which wns public. strains at present im on the Irish security "After long and careful deli- beration following yesterday's bomb outrages, Ihc government of Ireland feels that the excep- tional posed forces make this step neces- the letter said. The latest U.N. report shows that last Monday there were 323 Irishmen in the U.N. Emergency Force in Ihc Middle East. As Ireland counted Hie cost of the informed sources said the government wns expected to press for tougher laws against Irish Republican army guerillas. The IHA, fighting to drive the Mrilish from the North and unite Iho province wllh the Republic, was not blmncd for Friday's bombings, and also denied any involvement, In them. Hut many Irishmen believed It was the IRA's presence in Hut .Republic hat triggered lite explosions. By Lawrence Allman New York Times service NEW YORK Valium, million prescriptions written last year. Millions of people goycrn- muHipiirposc drug unknown 15 ment officials, Businessmen years ago, has become (be No. I prescribed drug in the United Stales and perhaps Hie world. The gray, yellow or blue pills the color varies with the dose in the tablet, have so broad a spectrum of medi- cal uses and arc so frequently prescribed that many Ameri- cans are born and die with Valium in their bodies, and controversy has been raised about the extent of its use. Last year, according to sources in Hie. drug industry, one in 10 Americans aged 111 and older look Valium at one time or another for a wide va- riety of reasons, such as con- vulsions, alcoholism, sleep disorders, headaches, even painful sexual intercourse. Hut its use as n minor Iran- for symptoms of nnxi- oly accoiinled for a large share of the estimated 57- policcmen, farmers, journal- ists, doctors, 'among others keep Ihc tranquillizer at hand to swallow in periods of stress. Favored by Alhlclcs Rather than take Valium re- gularly over long periods, most such patients are ad- viscd by the doctor to take il as they feel il. is needed to relieve ll-c'ir anxiety symp- toms. Many tense patients with heart disease lake Valium as an adjunct to digitalis and other regular cardiac thera- pies. Valitim's mysterious powers Chuckle A rcformw is someone who wants his conscience to be your lo act on the brain and there- by relax muscles has repor- tedly made it the drug that professional foolball players with charlcy horses and other muscle sprains take most often. Other people take it to help relieve pain from back sprains and slipped disks. Many obstetricians inject Valium into mothers' veins in labor lo help make delivery easier. Dentists often pre- scribe it to calm anxieties before Ihey drill or pull tcclh. The drug's phenomenal use has led (o controversies about such topics as: The possible misuse of tlic doctors' prescript ion pads. The real costs, in human and economic terms, Ihal the disruptive effects of anxiety impose upon the individual and soeicly, and just where is the trade-off between risk and benefit in drug therapy lo keep people functioning. The potential merits and dangers of Irealing a large (Continued: Page Col. -I.) parently were wearing gas masks at the time of their deaths. He said that, in addilion lo DeFreeze, other victims were N'ancy Ling Perry, Patricia 'Mizmoon" Sollysik and Wil- iam Wolfe. Police said an identification card belonging to Miss Hearst lad been found in the burned- out remains of the house but said they didn't believe that she had ever been in the bouse. The house caught fire in the course of the Shootout Friday night, collapsing in flames. The bodies were so badly charred that the process of identifying the victims was delayed. "Cinque" DeFreeze, a 30-year-old black also known as "General Field Marshal was the re- cognized leader-spokesman of the terrorist group. He has been described by law enforcement officials as a lonely outcast who was obsessed with guns and ha.1 )ccn in and out of prison since lis first arrest at the age of M. Mrs. Perry, 2G, white, was a 'ormcr Barry Goldwatcr for rnen. and FBI agents laying siege to a yellow stucco house in south Los Angeles. Members at Large Asked whether the Friday night Shootout that led to the deaths of the five would put the SLA out of operation, a police Woman Held Police said Christine Johnson, 24, who lived in (he house used by the SLA members for their hideout Friday, was booked Sat- urday for investigation of har- boring and concealing for alle- (Continued: Page 3, Col. 2.) Aides' Crimes Studied fy Impeachment Panel Gazette Leased Wires WASHINGTON-The evidence presented to the house judiciary committee in its impeachmen proceedings so far raises the question: "Is a President re sponsible for the conduct of hi: The answer, at least in the minds of (he 38 members of (he committee, could be an impor- ;ant factor in deciding whethei .hey recommend the impeach- ment of President Nixon. For four days now they have ieen given a detailed presenla .ion of evidence centering more in former While House aides ban on Nixon. The activities of more than a score of the people around Nixon have been traced through the Watergate breakin, the cov- er-up, the collecting of money and its payment to Watergate defendants, Hie senate Water- gate committee and grand jury investigations, and the trials re- sulting from it all. Backers Heartened The failure of the evidence lo involve Nixon directly has heartened his supporters and led to comments that the corn- self, if he suffers them to per- petuate with impunity high crimes or misdemeanors against Hie United States, or neglects to superintend their conduct, so as to check Iheir excesses. On the constitutionality of the dec- laration I have no manner of doubt." Ten Guilty Ten former Nixon administra- tion or re-election campaign committee officials have plead- ed guilty to or been convicted of crimes. Seven others have been ndicted by Ihe Watergate grand ury and are awaiting trial. The committee resumes its in- quiry Tuesday, still behind closed doors, but the White House drumbeat of criticism iver Ihe way the committee is onducling its probe will ily result this week in a deci- (C'onlinucd: Page 3, Col. 3.) President c a m p a i g n worker mittee is finding nothing thai tinted English literature major icould lead to his impeachment, it Berkeley, topless blackjack j The idea that a President can I be impeached for acts of his subordinates is by no means universally accepted on the house committee. The basis for such an article of impeachment was spoiled out by James Madison, who had as much to do as anyone with drafting the impeachment pro- vision in (ho Constitution. In the first congress, arguing for Ihc right of a President lo fire members of Ihc executive branch as well as hire them, he said: "I think it absolutely neces- sary that Hie President should liavc Iho power of removing from office; it will make him, in a peculiar manner, respon- sible for their conduct, and sub- ject him In impeachment him- This is a big weekend for commencements in the Cedar Rapids area. Ml. Mercy and University of Iowa commencements were Saturday; C'oe, Cor- nell and P r a i r i c high s e h o u I commencements arc today. The list of Prairie graduates can be found on page 5A today; Ml. Mercy graduates and pictures are on pages 24 and 25A loday. Coo, Cor- nell and U. of I. pictures will be carried in Mon- day's Gazelle. Today's Index SECTION A Late News..................... Report Card 7 Deaths 3, n Accent On Youtli 7 City Hall Nnlei 21 SECTION B Iowa News.................... I.B Frank Nve's Political Notes 3 Television Table Political Calendar........... Marlon 7 Food g Financial 9.12 New York stocks 10 Building 13-17 Movies 18-19 Record Reviews ___............. 19 Farm jo.lt SECTION C Social 1-76 Around IMC Town I Travel a SECTION D Sports ...............MO Outdoor Iowa 10 Wanl Ads 11-73 Crossword It Pflrado MatMlIno.............. 1-38 Comics ;