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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 2, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                PRIMARY VOTE IS TUESDAY Sketches, Pictures of Candidates (In Sections A, B) CAMP COURAGE OPENS Many Hours of Volunteer Work (In Section A) Section A Weather- GeMnKy fair awl MMday. High Suwtoy iimi.if.yi> per 70V Uiw Sunday Moa- day Uih low CITY FINAL VOLUME 92- NUMBER W CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES HISSING Nixon Talk WASHINGTON United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim met Saturday with President Nixon and Secretary of State Kissinger to review the Arab-Israeli situation before 'leaving for a trip to the Middle East. Waldheim and Kissinger spent half an hour at the White House with Nixon before adjourning to the state department for. a one- hour, 45-minute working lunch. The secretary general re- turned to New York to catch ah evening flight to Geneva on'the first leg of his trip to the Middle East. The secretary general and Kissinger told newsmen after the. lunch that the Syrian-Israeli cease -fire agreement was dis- cussed as well as the role to be played by the U. N, in maintain- ing the peace. Peace Conference They also discussed'resump- tion of the Middle East peac conference in Geneva later thi summer or in the early autumn. Neither would give the date o the conference, rior would they discuss the problems- facing the participants, particularly the issue of Palestinian represent atlon. Israel has opposed such par ticipatiori on grounds that Pales tinian leaders have supportei anti-Israeli terrorism. U. S. of ficials say Kissinger is seeking a compromise on that issue. Retaliation These officials also sought to downplay the impression tha Kissinger gave Israel assur ances of unqualified U. S. sup- port for any retaliatory acts for new Arab terrorism. Part of the disengagemen agreement included an under standing that the U. S. wouh give .political support to Israe in answering renewed terrorism. This has been taken to mean ah American veto of any U. N. Se- curity Council resolution tha (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.) May Link Oil Prices To Inflation Gazette Leased Wires VIENNA The world's major oil exporting countries said Sat- urday oil prices may remain frozen for the next four months but later would be linked to the cost of Western manufactured goods to compensate for infla- tion. Taxes on Western oil compa- nies operating in oil producing nations may also be hiked to make up for the inflation rate in oil consuming countries, spokesman said. "We hope to keep oil prices frozen for the third quarter of a spokesman for the Or- ganization of Petroleum Export ing Countries said: "But after that, oil prices will have to be adjusted to the rate of inflation in industrialized nations." o Saudi Urges Cut But an Interview published Saturday in the authoritative Middle East Economic Survey, Snudl Arabian Oil Minister Ahmed Zakl Yamanl proposed that tho posted price of Arabian light crudo oil be cut by more than a barrel to Yamanl, one of the leading spokesmen for Arab oil produc- ing glatcs, was quoted by the Beirut publication assaying he (ConllmicdTPftgc 3, Col. 2.) Time -Gazelle Photos by buane Crock Saturday's temperature was in the mid-70s, the sun was shining and Cedar Rapids municipal swimming pools opened for the season. Jim Auer, 9, of 1012 Bowler street, Hiawatha, left, arid Alan Smith, 9, of 307 Ninth avenue, Hiawatha, faced to the Noelridge pool just as it opened, only to find a line of people there before them. TV Hearings Prospect Told He Can Continue Nixon Work WASHINGTON (AP) It now looks as if the public have scant opportunity arid per haps none witness any whatever part of the the leachment proceedings of wuse judiciary committee; The prospect of live television coverage is diminished both by the trend of the-panel's thinking and the sheer crush of time And it could be that the doors will be opened to no outsiders at all. A number of votes and com- ments by committee members n recent days all went in the di- ection of keeping Uie inquiry closed, contrary to a plea from 'resident Nixon's attorneys and irevious assurances from panel eaders that the secrecy would oon be lifted. To Expedite The privacy to date, was de- igned to expedite the. initial iresentation of evidence and ilso to protect some particu- arly sensitive items, such as he special report from the Wfr ergate grand jury, heard in the larly phase. With two previous target lates having slipped by already, ime is an even more urgent onsidcration and Chairman Rodino (D-N.J.) is determined hold to a revised schedule liat would wind up the inves- igativc part of the proceedings n three more weeks. Allowing another week for the xaminatlon of any witnesses nd for the President's chief awycr, James St. Clair, to resent his arguments, the com- mittee should be able to begin rawing up its recommcn- ationsbyJulyl. And, if the committee con- hides that it has a case gainst Nixon, it Is not likely to ingcr at any great length be- CfcMcfcle Mama Bear to Papa Bear: This in positively my last year fore making its decision official. Rep. Seiberling (D-Ohio) ex- presses what is probably the prevailing sentiment among the majority Democrats: "As soon as we receive sufficient evi- dence to believe probable cause starting list of 13 witnesses. of impeachable offenses exists, it seems to me that is suf- ficient." Most of the Democrats say the panel, like a grand jury, is charged only with determining long stride toward meeting Ro- whether there .are reasonable grounds to believe an. impeach- able offense has been commit- led. The matter of proof would be left to the senate. For that reason and others -V they generally Oppose calling a long line of witnesses, espe- cially when most would merely duplicate testimony before the senate Watergate committee and elsewhere. Witnesses, they say, should be summoned only to resolve serious conflicts in evidence. G.O.P. Move But Rep. Dennis (R-Ind.) and a rumber of other Republican members argue that a prospec-; tive impeachment recommen- dation is so serious that it musi be based on proven charges of misconduct. Hence, Dennis tried, to no avail, last week to have the committee subpoena a Rodino managed to block the Dennis move on a procedural point, but the Republican in- tends to keep the pressure on. The committee took another dino's timetable when it. also refused, on a vote of 23 to 15, to open the hearings immediately, television included. The evidence is' being present- ed in a manner that requires the members to sit silently while special counsel John Doar and his aides read statements and supporting evidence bear- ing on the various allegations. While speedy and efficient, such a format provides little for cameras to focus upon and no chance for the individual con- gressmen to grab the limelight. would have been changed if the learings were opened. BOSTON (AP) John Mclaughlin, a Jesuit priest who doubles as a White House ad- viser, was given permission by ais religious superiors Saturday to continue his political work 'on a fulltime basis.' The Rev. Richard Cleary, pro- vincial of the Jesuit Fathers of New England, issued a state- ment saying he and MeLaughlin lad "talked and reflected to- gether and individually prayed over the matters raised in re- cent weeks." On May 22, Rev. Cleary called in Father MeLaughlin to return o Boston for "prayer and re- "lection" after controversy arose over his defense of Pres- dent Nixon, particularly his use of course language in the Water- jate transcripts. Cleary also said he "puzzled" as to whether Father Mclaugh- in was living up lo his vows of The procedure undoubtedly poverty and obedience. Father rtclauglilin resides in the Wa- crgate apartments in Washing- ton where one-bedroom apart- ments rent for between 5425 and a month. But Cleary said Saturday he had talked with Father MeLaughlin and resolved the issue. 'Father Mclaughlin's work with the government has certain unique aspects which may re- quire a degree of flexibility in his he said. "I am now satisfied that, although his flexi- bility is not normative, it is per- missible, given his special situa- tion." Father Cleary said "as far as the Jesuit period prayer and reflection is concerned, I have decided with Father Mclaugh- lin that he will fulfill his annual spiritual requirement when his schedule permits. I should like to stress again that Father Mclaughlin is a Jesuit priest in good standing in the Society of Rev. 'leary said. BLAST Residents Flee Noxious Fumes Gazette Leased Wires FLIXBOROUGH, England An explosion ripped through chemical plant in northeast Eng land Saturday, leaving mor than 30 persons dead or miss ing. It was the nation's wors peacetime industrial accident. The blast, which injure dozens, sent residents of sur rounding villages fleeing from toxic fumes. "The whole place is abou said an ambulance driver "It's as if a bomb had hit th area." 27 Confirmed Dead Firemen said late Saturda that 27 persons were confirmei dead. Most of them were wor men manning a weekend shi at the chemical works. Anothe 25 were missing and fear'e dead, they said. Officials reported 62 other were treated at Scunthorpe Gen era! hospital for injuries su fered 4n the blast, heard 30 miles away. The blast occurred when on a skeleton crew was on duty a the plant where the norma work force numbers 500. Evacuated The force of the explosio demolished or damaged home for miles around and authoritie estimated more than pe sons had to be evacuated. Special security police trolled the area to prevent loo ing. The blast appeared to accidental, and there was no in- dication that guerillas were in volved, police said. "We don't know what starte it and probably won't know fo sure for some a polic spokesman said. "Small Bang, "There was a small bang then a huge explosion. Ever; thing went black as hell and w were blown off our sai Lawrence Harry, 31, a proces sor working about 150 yarc from where the explosion oc- curred. Another employe, Kerry Ca born, 28, said, "There was not! ing; left afterwards. The plan was just Caborn said the explosion ap- peared to have taken place near a control room in the plan where 30 people usually work; "It doesn't look as thoug anyone got out of that h said. Haul Out Injured Firemen wearing gasmask bauled injured out of the rubbl and put them in dozens of am bulances called to the facility which is jointly owned by th Dutch State Mines and Britain' National Coal Board. Twenty fire trucks were dis latched to the scene. Polic said the devastation resemble that of "a huge bomb." Women staggered out of thei SLA 'Copter Claim a "Little Preposterous" LOS ANGELES (AP) Po- lice Chief Ed Davis said Satur- day the chances were "ex- tremely remote" that a police helicopter was downed by a Soviet-made anti-aircraft mis- sile as claimed in purported letters from the Symbioncsc Liberation Army. Davis dismissed as "a boast" a terrorist communi- que which chimed responsi- bility for shooting down the five-scat aircraft Wednesday with a missile. A high ranking police official was killed In the crash, .which Injured three other officers. A police spokesman said, It's a little preposterous, There Is no Indication a missi- le was Involved. It's a case of someone who Just flew too tow and smacked Into tho hill." Davis said there was no evi- dence of an explosion aboard the jet-powered heli- copter, and said the crash ap- parently resulted from a fail- ure in ihe rotor section which caused the 'copter to stall. "The likelihood that some- one shot the helicopter down is extremely said Davis. A final determination on the cause of the crash has not yet been made. Identical letters received Friday by the local CBS tele- vision news bureau and Its af- filiate, KNXT, asserted the SLA brought the craft down with an SA-7 missile, which the communique said had been code named "Strclla" by NATO. 1 We have several more of these weapons and will use (hem to shoot down fascist pig said the letters. In Washington. D. C., a Pen- UMJOH spokesman said the SA- 7 is a Soviet missile about 4 feet long and is tipped with a high explosive warhead. It zeros in on the heat given off by an aircraft's engines. The shoulder-fired weapon was used by the North Viet- namese in Southeast Asian fighting to bring down heli- copters. U was also employed during last October's Arab- Israeli war. There have been persistent reports that Arab terrorists have smuggled the missiles, which are small enough to be broken down and carried in a large suitcase, into Europe for use against commercial air- liners. However, there have been no such incidents. The FBI said agents were examining the letters, which bore the SLA's seven-headed cobra insignia and were signed "B Team but refused comment on their au- thenticity. Davis said that if such a missile had struck tho heli- copter, it would have totally destroyed it, which was not the case. The, Bell jet helicopter struck a ridge in Kagcl can- yon northeast of here, plunged to the canyon floor and burst inh flames. Police Cmdr. Paul Glllen was killed ,in Wednesday's crash. According to the communi- que, the copter was shot down in "retribution for the 17 May elimination of six of our be- loved comrades by members of the Los Angeles police de- partment SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) teams." The FBI, meanwhile, said they had no new leads in the search for SLA members Pa- tricia Hearst and William and Emily Harris but were operat- ing under the theory that the trio was still in southern Cali- fornia. "The number of reported sightings has diminished from last week, but wo have no in- dication that they have left tho said John Mor- rison, an FBI spokesman. homes with blood streaming down their faces from cuts caused by smashed window glass. The fumes were mostly under control Saturday night, but flames could still be seen leap- ing 300 feet into the air above Ihe demolished plant. A fire Brigade spokesman estimated it might take several days to com- pletely snuff out the blaze. "It is quite an am- bulance service spokesman said. "People are being treated for injuries from flying glass from shattered windows in sur- rounding villages. "People have been injured by (Continued: Page 3, Col. 6.) Men's, Boys' ClothihgHit By Walkout NEW YORK (AP) The first industry-wide strike in the men's and boys' clothing field in more than 50 years was called Saturday by the AFLrCIO Amalgamated Cloth- ing Workers Union. The walkout won't have much effect until Monday, when most of the union members are sche- duled to return to work. Wages and a cost-of-living escalator were said to be the big issues preventing a settle- ment with toe Clothing Manu- facturers Assn., representing 700 firms which make per- cent of the country's men's and boys' clothing. The workers, who include ma- chine operators, cutters, markers, spreaders, buttonhole and pocket makers, now earn an average of an hour. Beside? higher .wages, the union was seeking better sions, health insurance, more holidays and vacations. Details of the demands and offers were not disclosed: Robert-Kaplan, executive sec- retary of the manufacturers as- sociation charged that tlje union "abruptly and unexpectedly ter- minated the negotiations." He expressed fear ithat a prolonged strike or an excessive wage set- tlement could drive'some manu- facturers out of business. Union President'Murray Fin- ley said the union leaders voted unanimously to strike. He said Jie action was "forced on the workers by employers who have no comprehension of their needs." Both sides said they were ready to resume negotiations. Today's Index SICTION A Late News 2 Report Card Deilht City Hill Notes Editorials t SECTION B Newt Frank Nye's Polltleil Titaviilon Tills Marlon Record Rivliws firm Financial New York Stick! SECTION C Social..................... Around Ihi Town New oooti Travel Ml 1 1 II SECTION D   

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