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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 7, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weath er-- h a u e e of rain through Saturday. loulght, 50s. High Sal- urduy in 70s. VOLUMK CKDAIt KAP1DS, !OWA, FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 1974 CITY FINAL 15 CENTS ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NKW YORK TIMES Four Dead, 100 Injured In Tornado FORREST CITY, Ark. (AP) A tornado ripped through this east Arkansas town of killing at least four persons, in- juring more than 100 and leav- ing hundreds homeless. "We are still going through the debris, but we do feel like we have all the victims Police Chief David Parkman said Friday. Parkman said damages were estimated at million. The bodies of two young women were found in the shoulder-high rubble that once was a foot Gib- son's discount store. A square-foot supermarket was also destroyed, and both stores were crowded with shoppers when the tornado struck Thurs- day evening. The dead were identified as Inez Spears, 19, Lois Smith, 17, and Harvey Hampton, sr., and Johnny Davis, both in their 70s. Hampton was the father of Uni- versity of Arkansas football player Harvey Hampton, jr. Two Funnels City Patrolman C. E. Kennedy said he followed the progress of the twister and that it stayed on the ground for 2Vi miles. He said he saw two distinct funnel clouds and that they seemed to converge near the stores. He es- timated that the storm was traveling about 30 miles an hour. ''It was Kennedy said. "Stuff would go up in the middle, then fall out the side. "You could see halves of homes, TV's, beds, couches just going straight up. Ev- ery time it hit a power line sparks would fly and the line would blow. Natural gas lines also burst and some caught fire." At one point, a live electric wide dropped on Kennedy's pa- trol car. He was not injured, but said the incident "jolted me." State police said they con- firmed that 48 persons had.been admitted to Memorial hospital at Forrest City and that 17 other persons were admitted to hos- (Photo on Picture Page) pitals in Memphis, Tenn. In addition, more than 50 persons were treated at the Forrest City hospital and released. A spokesman said most of those hospitalized at Memphis were in critical to severe condi- tion. 150 Homes Destroyed State police also said 150 to 250 homes had been destroyed by the storm. Earlier reports said 350 homes had been des- troyed and as many as suffered at least minor damage. Lt. Bill Lawson of the state military department said Gov. Dale Bumpers had ordered 50 national guard members from the Forrest City area to go on duty to prevent looting. Vaska Cope, wife of the may- or, said Sam Smith junior high school was heavily damaged and Alia M c D a n i c 1 elementary School was demolished. School Supt. Bill Irving said only the gymnasium was standing at junior high school. Hissed Downtown The tornado missed the down- (Continued: Page 2. Col. 6.) AT TO NIXON Refusal "Borders on flf Obstruction" Judge WASHINGTON CAP) A vi-! will determine what will! siUy angry federal judge saidihe put to the jury, not you, noli Friday President Nixon's refus-jthe President, not Mr. Ehrlich-' ;d to live up to an agreement I Gesell told St. Clair. over access bv John Ehrlichman- to files he left behind in the White House is "totally offen- sive" and "borders on obstruc- I'ossihle Dismissal Ehrlichman, the whom the man plumbers unit The comment from U. S. Dis- trict Judge Gerhard Gci'cll 'came at the end of a i hearing, ordered by Gesell, that could lead to a contempt ci lion against the President. Gesell adjourned the session saying that he intends to write Telepholo SAUDI VISITOR Prince Fahd ibn Abdual Aziz Saud, Saudi Arabian interior minister, confers with Secretary of Defense James Schlesinger at the Pentagon. The prince is in Washington for talks on ways to increase cooperation. Held in Woman's Iowa City Gun Mishap PHILADELPHIA (AP) Bail was set at million Friday for a teenager charged in the ab- duction of a socialite who was released unharmed four hours after she was kidnaped Thurs- day. Authorities said ransom was recovered. Police said three other men were held and were being ques- tioned in connection with the ab- duction of Mrs. Jack Friedland, 43, from her suburban estate. Her husband is president of Food Fair, seventh largest U.S. supermarket chain. An FBI spokesman said ?rank Wyatt, 18, was taken into custody while walking down a Philadelphia street. The spokes- man said the ransom money was in a canvas bank bag tucked in the sleeve of a coat which was slung over Wyatt's arm. The youth is the son of a Philadelphia police sergeant. FBI Agent Richard Kent said there were about 15 agents and policemen "in the immediate area of the drop. The whole thing, roughly, took place .within 15 minutes." 10 Blocks Away Mrs. Friedland had been re- leased about 10 blocks away minutes before the arrests. Wyatt was charged with kid- naping, extortion, theft by ex- tortion and weapons violations. Municipal Court Judge John Poserina set the million' bail during a hearing early Friday and scheduled a preliminary hearing for June 12. After being questioned for several hours by FBI agents, Mrs. Friedland, mother of four, 30 Days, Fine on Kleindienst Suspended WASHINGTON (AP) Former Attorney General Rich- ard Kleindienst Friday received a one-month jail sentence and a fine, both suspended for re- fusing to answer "fully and ac- curately" questions about the a crime, was accused under an obscure statute making it illegal to withhold information or docu- ments from a congressional committee. The charge was brought after lengthy negotiations between him and Special Prosecutor returned Thursday night to the Friedland estate in Gladwyne, in a suburban section known as the Main Line. The Friedlands are leaders in the social and cultural scene of Philadelphia. The family made millions in the food industry here and in Florida. Working in Garden "She has been through a lot and she wants to rest and she will not make any statements at this said Arthur Gold- berg, a security manager for the Pantry Pri'de stores, a Food Fair subsidiary. About 1 p.m. Thursday, when Mrs. Friedland was working in the garden, three men, two wearing stocking masks, ap- peared and forced her into the liouse. They bound her son, Roger, 5, and an elderly gardener with wire rope. She was then forced IOWA CITY Two Iowa City boys, both 14, got a Thursday in respect lesson for firearms. The boys accidentally discharged a .-14 caliber mag- num revolver in an Iowa City- office. The bullet pierced the wall of the building, traveled through both sides of a truck parked out- side, went through a nearby sal- vage yard and across the park- ing lot of WC's restaurant, be- fore slamming into the wind- shield of a pickup truck. Sitting in the. pickup truck was Kirby Potash. Iowa City. He said he was sitting in the truck eating his lunch when. "All of a sudden, there was a hole in my, windshield and glass all over my lap and lunch." He was treated at a local hospital for minor lacerations and re- leased. Police, who responded to the I- report of a gunshot, talked with into a brown Ford and taken ....---------1- away. (Continued: Page 2, Col. C.) Kent said the kidnapers tele- phoned her husband short lyj after 2 p.m. at his downtown of- fice and told him his wife was being held for ransom. They in- ported, is charged with violat- ing the civil rights of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist. Gesell had said earlier that he might have to dismiss the charges against Hhrlichman if Nixon refused to provide ma- terial pertinent to his defense. "The dismissal the President's  y the supreme court next month, focusing on whether ex- ecutive privilege entitles the 'resident not to release evi- dence requested for the cover- ip trial. "The argument that Mr. Ja- s'orski will make will he essen- ially that executive privilege Ions not .'mil cannot cover crim- nal activities by any member of Hit executive branch of the supreme court xpert Philip Kurland told NBC News. Ford Still Convinced He added: "What the grand Miss Hearst is wanted in Los jury action does is to document, the fact that the activities were criminal activities and therefore that the tapes should he pro duccd as outside whatever exce- jutivc privilege might exist." St. Clair, in confirming the (Continued: Page 3, Col. 5.) Jobless Rate Rise in May; 5.2 Percent WASHINGTON (AP) Higher unemployment among teenagers boosted the nation's jobless rate to 5.2 percent in May, the first increase in four months, the government report- ed Friday. The turnaround is expected to continue in the coming months rising to between 5.5 and 6 per cent by the end of the year according to administration fore- casts. The labor department said 4.7 million Americans were unem ployed last month, an increase of about from the pre- vious month. Unemployment lias hovered in the 5-5.2 percent range sinci January, after rising from three-and-a-half-year low of 4j percent in October. It was 5.2 percent in January and Febru ary, 5.1 in March and 5 in April Total employment in May, a an adjusted 86 million, rose slightly after showing little growth during the winter am spring. Over the last year em- ployment has expanded by two million. Average hourly earnings of production workers rose 1.5 per- cent in May while the work week increased by 12 minutes. Weekly earnings averaged last month, an increase of from April and from a year ago. The seasonal rush of teen- agers into the labor market in- creased the size of the civilian labor force by in May to 90.7 million, the first increase since January. But, as more youths entered the labor market, they found it difficult to obtain jobs and the teenage unemployment rate rose from 13.8 percent to 15.8 percent in May. Talks Called Off WASHINGTON (AP) Pan American World Airways and Trans World Airlines have called off their talks on reduc- ing competition on transatlantic flights. tigation included the possibility she was involved in her own kidnaping, Browning said, "We certainly wouldn't rule that pos- sibility out. In this ease I don't think you can rule any possibili- ty out until you know what the Angeles on kidnaping and rob- bery charges along; witli SLA members Emily and Bill Harris in connection with n bungled shoplifting attempt. The armed robbery count was the second and most serious fed- oral charge filed against Miss Hearst. The first was a firearms violation allegation that she sprayed a suburban Angeles sporting goods store with auto- matic weapons fire May 1C. She and the Harris' arc wanted on 18 state felony oharges, includ- ing robbery, kidnaping and as- Chuckle The good L-ord obviously in- tended us to listen more than talk otherwise He would have given us two mouths and one   

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