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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 9, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                DO YOU KEEP DOORS LOCKED? Burglars Find Many Unlocked (In Section A) COUPLER DREAM BOAT They've Built find Tested Jl (In Section B] Section Weather- It a 111 anil thunder- showers ending tonight or early Monday today and -Monday up- per 60s, lows mid alls. MMBKK 1GI CIOIMU KAI'IDS, IOWA, SL'.MMY, JIA'K 8, CITY FINAL 35 CENTS ASSOCIATED 1'KKSS, Ul'l, MOW YORK TIMES Palestinian Unit Fon Dual Tacfi CAIRO (AP> Delegates at- tending Palestine's parliament in exile said Saturday the body has approved a "compromise strategy" to escalate guerilla warfare against Israel while leaving the door open to further participation in the Geneva peace conference. The delegates said the Pales- tine National Council would an- nounce the strategy shortly ending a week-long debate thai failed to unite the moderates and radicals on the 162-man body. Claimed Victory Both factions claimed victory of a sort, the radicals because no decision was taken to go to Geneva, the moderates because there was no outright rejection of joining Arab-Israeli negotia- tions. Basically the council left it to the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organiza- tion, headed by Yasir Arafat, to decide whether to go to Geneva after an invitation is received. Council sources said their de- cision would largely depend on the wording of an invitation, and on pressure from the Soviet Union, Egypt, Syria and oil-rich Arab states such as Saudi Ara- bia, Libya and Kuwait, who con- trol the. resistance movement's purse strings. The council approved -a ID- point political program submit- ted by Arafat's group that would allow one of his delega- tions to go to Geneva if the invi- tation contains assurances that the peace talks will concentrate on Palestinian national rights rather than the "refugee prob- lem." The program would permit the PLO to bargain for a sepa- rate state in Jordan's west bank and the Gaza those territories are relinquished by Israel. But it stresses this state would be an "independent fight- ing authority" hostile to Israel and Jordan. Other points declare the guerillas' resolve to: "Intensify military operations inside occupied lands by all ways and means." Reject any statehood propos- als thai involve "recognition of reconciliation" wilh Israel. Continue the struggle with "Jordanian nationalist forces to establish a Jordanian-Pales- tinian front that would try to overthrow King Hussein and es- tablish a nationalist democratic regime" on the east bank of the Jordan river. Open Split Acceptance of the 10-point plan averted, or at least post- poned, an open split in the PLO hierarchy between moderates headed by Arafat and a "rejec- tion front" led by Dr. George! Habash of Ihc marxist Popular Front for Ihc Liberation of Pal- estine The radicals opposed lo Gene- va participation view the condi- tions as binding. They argue that Israel and Jordan would nsvcr agree lo negotiate with the Palestinians on those terms, making an invitation to Geneva highly unlikely. Moderates, on the oilier linnd. arc quietly assuring each other thai the conditions arc merely "guidelines" lhat may be modi- fied or eliminated entirely be- fore a final decision is reached. President Sets Aides For Middle East Trip WASHINGTON (AP) of state for Ihe Middle jidcnt Nixon named the and the U.S. envoys to the! I parly for his Middle East jour- countries he will be visiting. jney Saturday as aides rushed i Kissinger, who paved the way i arrangements for what they j for Nixon's trip by negotiating said "will be far more than a Arab-Israeli troop discn- Iceremonial or goodwill trip." Nixon embarks Monday morn- ing on the 10-day, trip that will carry him first to Austria for a rest stop, then to Sgypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Israel and Jordan. Before he departs, Nixon is expected to address a Sunday uncheon of the Committee for Fairness to the Presidency, a 'roup supporting his effort to jlunt Watergate-inspired ocachment moves. Gazelle Photo by Dale Hankins Members of the internationally known Amati Kraslice Large Wind Orchestra from Czechoslovakia were welcomed in Cedar Rapids Saturday afternoon with a traditional bread and salt ceremony. Hold- ing the tray which contains slices of rye bread and a small container of salt is Mrs. Milo Naxera, Lake Macbride, route four. At left is Karel Hajek, conductor. Taking bread from the tray is Jindrich Prave- cek, artistic director. Behind Mrs. Naxera is her husband. The dress she is wearing is all hand embroid- ered and took four years to make. It came from Czechoslovakia. The ceremony took place at Jefferson high school.- The orchestra performed Saturday night and the 70 members spent the night in Czech homes in Cedar Rapids. IRA Paster's Body Goes to Dublin LONDON (AP) The body of [rish hunger striker Michael iaughan went home to the Irish Republic on Saturday to a mar- yr's funeral planned by his 'rish Republican Army col- eagues. The casket was escort- ed by eight IRA men in black t u r 11 c n c c k sweaters, black berets and dark glasses. Several spectators booed the cortege on the way to London airport, and one woman called out: the way they should all go back to Ireland." In Dublin, only about 100 persons were at (lie airport to see the arrival of Gaughan's e o f f i n Twenty-five black- uniformed IRA men led a fu- neral procession into the city, and there were no disorders. Meanwhile, 'the British home office announced that five other Irish prisoners had ended their own hunger strikes in British jails. Gaughan, 24, died Monday in Parkhurst prison on the Isle of Wight after a G-l-day fast. He was to be buried in his birth- place, Balliria, County Mayo, in the Irish republic. During a requiem mass at the Church of the Sacred Heart in London's Kilburn district, he was hailed as a "martyr lo Irish freedom." "The price of freedom has always been very high and Irish men have always been prepared to pay it in the said the Rev. Patrick Conncly. Brendan Magill, an IRA leader in England, said in eu- logy that Gaughan, who was serving a seven-year sentence for a London bank robbery aimed at raising funds for the IRA, "is as much a hero to the ordinary people in the jails as he is lo the Irish na- tion." The British home office an- nounced late Friday that Do- jlours and Marion Price had taken their first voluntary nourishment in 205 days. They were both serving life sentences in Brixton prison for their part in a series of bombings in March 1973 in London in which 228 were wounded and one man died. The As Kissinger Leads expected, Secretary of State Kissinger headed the of- ficial Middle East party dis- closed by While House officials. Other members are Nixon's top two aides, Alexander Haig and Ronald Ziegler; Major Gen Brent Scowcroft, his deputy as sistant for national security af agreements, signed a ;oint statement Saturday intend- ed to strengthen U.S.-Saudi By United Press International Tornadoes and flash floods smashed through Oklahoma and Arabian economic and and more than a foot of ies. (See picture on page 10A.) The secretary called it "a milestone in our relations with laudi Arabia and with Arab countries in and Saudi interior Minister Prince Fahd said it opens "a new and [lorious chapter in relations" between the two countries. One objective of the agree- ment is to assure a steady oil flow from Saudi Arabia, the world's leading exporter. In- formed sources said the U.S. anticipates reaching similar ac- cords with a number of Arab countries. Other Agreements BUt White House officials rain pounded battered Arkansas Saturday, killing 17 persons in the Ihree states and injuring at east several hundred. The hree-day death toll stood at 21. President Nixon declared Ar- kansas a disaster area following tornado last Thursday which 
                            

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