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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 25, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather- Kair through Wednes- day. Low tonight, mid 50s. High Wednesday iu the upper 70s. VOUIMK 92 NUMUKK 167 NIXON C.'KIMK UAI'lUS, IOWA. JUNK 25, 1974 CITY FINAL 15 CENTS ASSOCIATED PHKSS, UFI, NEW YORK TIMES BEGINS Terrorists Kill Four in Israel By United Press International but figures were not The military command of immediately. Palestinian guerillas assumed responsibility for an attack early Tuesday on the Israeli seacoast town of Nahariyya and said it was a reprisal for Israeli air raids on Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon. Cut Down Four Israelis were killed, in- cluding a woman and her two children who tried to escape the guerillas by jumping out an apartment building window. An Israeli soldier was killed in the ensuing attack on the building. The three attacking guerillas were cut down when Israeli troops blasted their way into an apartment building where they were holding out. Six soldiers and a civilian were wounded. "This operation was a quick reply to the barbaric attacks which the enemy launched on the refugee camps of our peo- a statement issued in Da- mascus by the General Opm- mand of the Palestinian Revolu- tion said. Newsmen reported that Israe- li heavy artillery opened up on a Lebanese village hours after the guerilla raid. -1 Denied Report An Israeli military spokesman denied the shelling report. The newsmen said the shell- ing of the Lebanese village of Jouaya 12 miles from the Israeli frontier began at sunset. The newsmen said some peo- ple were hurt in the bombard- Four Austrian Soldiers Die in Golan Blast By Associated Press Four Austrian soldiers of the U. N. Disengagement Observer Force in the Golan Heights were killed and one wounded Tuesday when a land, mine exploded, a spokesman at U. N. head- quarters in New York reported. The explosion occurred as 500 Syrian soldiers worked to clear mines from the buffer zone sep- arating Syrian and Israeli troops. The spokesman. William Pow- ell, said the victims were among UNDOF troops moving into the buffer zone. He had no other details. They were the first casualties of the observer force set up in the troop disengagement agree- ment worked out this spring by Secretary of State Kissinger to end months of fighting in the Golan. A U. N. spokesman in Damas- cus said the Syrian soldiers were put to work clearing land mines because of fears that the explosives would hamper Syrian civilians' return to the em- battled area. UP1 Correspondent Thomas Ackernian reported from north- ern Israel seeing two Israeli Phantom lighter-bombers streaking below radar level in the direction of Lebanon. The statement of the Pales- tinian general command did not identify the organization to which the three Arab attackers belonged, but other guerilla sources in Beirut said they be- longed to Al Fatah, the largest guerilla organization. Touched Shore The guerillas landed at the resort of Nahariyya, a town of about four miles south of the Lebanese border. They came in from the Medi- terranean on a rubber, raft equipped with an outboard motor and touched shore about 200 yards from the three-story apartment building, an Israeli military spokesman said. The Palestinian news agency WAFA claimed in Damascus, Syria, the attack was staged by Palestinians based in Israel in- stead of Lebanon and denied that the terrorists had entered Israel by boat. Neighbors said the assault began an hour before midnight and ended hours later when army troops stormed the white concrete and stone building under heavy fife. "There is a possibility that more attempts may'be made by sea because the guerillas might be finding it harder to cross the frontier by an Israeli military spokesman said after inspecting the rubber raft. Gunfire Answered Witnesses in Nahariyya said the guerillas were first seen by two civilian guards who ordered them to halt in the street and were answered by gunfire as the raiders rushed for the apart- ment building. Authorities said the guerillas apparently planned to strike a school in the neighborhood where students were to prepare for an end-of-term party later in the day. "The first thing I heard was said Mrs. Hanna Halevi, a tenant in the apart- m e n t building. "We didn't move. We were afraid to make noise." The guerillas went through the building spraying each apartment door with machine gun fire, then broke into the apartment where Mrs. Irene Zarakin, a 38-year-old kinder- garten teacher, her husband and two children were hiding. Tried To Escape Mrs. Zarakin and her 5-year- old son and 10-year-old daughter tried to escape by jumping from a window but were cut down by (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) Try To ing on 37 j countiesiStrengthen i ni Soviet Tie Wirepfioto ATTACK'S AFTERMATH ,A fearful mother and her child are escorted ,by a police officer from an apartment building in Nahariyya, Israel, Monday night after an attack by Palestinian guerillas. ilk Gifts to House Members Split Panel WASHINGTON In a 21-17 party line vote, the house judici- ary committee Tuesday killed a motion to subpoena house records on campaign contribu- tions given m c m b e r s of congress by milk producers in 1970-71. The committee subsequently voted to RO into closed session to debate making public some of Ihe 7.000 pages of evidence il tigate what motivates congress- has examined during its in-lmen lo back legislation (jiiiry into impeachment ofj Witnesses President Nixon and lo discuss by a campaign pledge from milk producers. Nixon ar- gued he was under congres- sional pressure lo meet dairy- men's demands. MayiK said 154 members of congress co-sponsored Icgisla lion to force higher price sup- Senate Race; Severn Quits 'C.R. Board Cedar Rapids Steve Sovern, member of the Cedar Rapids Community school board, resigned Monday night to run for the Iowa senate. Sovern, top vote-getter in last September's school board elec- Interest High in Tama Vote By Frank Nye The two leaders in the con- tinuing race for the Democratic nomination for Third district congressman were'oiling cam- paign machinery Tuesday in preparation for court-ordered July 2 elections in four Tama county precincts. State Rep. Stephen Rapp, 25, lion, said he was resigning be- Waterloo lawyer, was just'due cause, "I am personally con- back from vacation Tuesday to renew his vote-seeking in the (More School News on Page 13.) vinced that I can provide a greater service to local and state education in the Iowa sen- ate." His 'resignation is effective Sept. 16 so his seat can be filled at this September's school board election. Responsibility If his resignation were effec- tive earlier than that, he said, the board would have to appoint a replacement within 10 days. In a letter announcing his res- ignation, Sovern said a "shift of responsibility from local school boards to the legislature" has occurred in the last four years. "This erosion of local prero- gatives has regrettably oc- curred in the absence of a cor- responding sensitization of stale government to the very immedi- ate needs of children and their Sovern said. A Factor Another factor in his resigna- hope of preserving the 62-vote victory he scored in the June 4 primary election over Nicholas Johnson, 39, Kesley. His manager, Charles Crews of Waterloo, told reporters "we're starting to campaign im- mediately four precincts." No Authorization? Johnson and his supporters also were hitting the campaign trail after the candidate, a former member of the Federal Communications Commission, charged Democratic state party officials acted without authoriza- Meanwhile, Tama county Au- ditor Alvin Ohrt told The Ga- zette by telephone he is "busier than a cranberry merchant at Christmas time" preparing for the hurry-up election. With only a week until elec- tion day, Ohrt already had in hand the names of four of five election officials who'll serve in the new voting precinct on the Mesquakie Indian settlement and he said he's asking officials who served in the other three precincts June 4 to serve again July 2. Nominate Officials In issuing his order for the new elections in Cedar Rapids Monday, Federal Judge Edward McManus decreed the Sac and Fox tribal council should nomin- ate officials to serve in the new settlement polling place July 2. Ohrt'said the council had nominated Karen Bear Morris, Adeline Wanatee, Peggy Wana- tion of the slate central commit-j tee and Curtis Davenport tee in entering the court case four of the five officials. urday to those who want to cas absentee ballots. Absentee Ballots Application may be made for absentee ballots immediately he said, but added there is slight chance any that woulc have to be mailed would be re turned in time to be counted. Ohrt reiterated Tuesday thai a survey by his office indicatec no Indians had voted in Mon tour, Tama or Toledo's Firsl ward in the June 4 primary, even though the lawyer for Democratic officials said they had indications some had voted. It was because of this, ap- parently, that Judge McManus ordered new elections in these three precincts as well as first-time election on the settle- ment grounds. Denied Voting Right The order resulted from a suil brought by some settlement In- dians charging they were deniec the right to vote June 4 because DKS MOINES (AP) The federal government said Mon- day that it has declared 37 Iowa counties disaster areas in the wake of last week's storms. (lov. Robert Hay had asked that counties be named. Tiie counties eligible for dis- aster aid are Allamakee, Ben- ton, Butler, Carroll, Cass, Ce- dar, Clayton, Clinton, Crawford, Delaware, DCS Moines, Du- jbuquc, Greene and Guthrie. Also Harrison, Iowa, Jack- son, Jasper, Johnson, Jones, Kcokuk, Linn, Louisa, Madi- son, Mahaska, Marion, Mar- Mitchell, Monona, Polk, Poweshick, Ringgold, Scott, Story, Tama, Van Buren and Warren. The Federal Disaster Assist- ance Administration's regional director, Francis Tobin, said in Kansas City that one-stop dis- aster assistance centers have 3een set up in Ankeny, Marengo and Dubuque. The centers are where individ- uals in the declared counties who suffered damage can seek help and information. The Iowa disaster resulted from severe storms and flood- ing beginning about May 13. Assistance for Iowa will in elude temporary housing, dis aster unemployment assistance debris removal, repair or res toration of streets, bridges am public facilities, and low-inter est loans. Similar that resulted in the new elec- tions. there was no polling place avail- disaster programs were also set up for Alaska am Illinois. Toledo Girl Fatally injured Ohrt also announced his office will remain open until noon Sat- Right-To-Reply Press Law Axed by Court Ohrt. said earlier that he hadj tried to set up a polling place in the settlement school house but the council told him it would be but it was understood Indians could i vote in the other three pre- cincts, where they had vote TOLEDO A 13-year-old rural Toledo girl was fatally in jured when the bicycle she was riding was struck by a car a p.m. Monday on highway 31 just west of the Toledo citi limits. Rhonda Stevenson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Steven son who live just west of Toledo died of multiple injuries at the scene of the accident. According to the state trooper who investigated the accident the girl was westbound on the bicycle and attempted to tun left onto a gravel road to go to her home. The bicycle was struck from the rear by a west-bound car driven by Dr. Massoud Mirsha hidi, 47, Ames. The impact of the acciden forced the girl into the air am into the windshield of the car. Dr. Shahidi was charged with stop in the assure( ahead, accident marks Tama sccontl lrafflc fatallty WASHINGTON The supreme court Tuesday unani- tion was his desire to avoid mix- mously struck down a Florida political candi- plied only rarely until Pat L. previously. However, no official Tornille. "a candidate for the j notice was posted to that effect, state legislature, invoked it in' Ohrt said he was not asked by support of his demand for court to furnish proof that WASHINGTON (AP) Prcs- dcnt Nixon left Tuesday for a Moscow summit with a pledge o seek closer cooperation with he Soviet Union and a lesscn- ng of "the burden and threat" >f nuclear weapons. In a brief statement before caving nearby Andrews air 'orce base, Nixon listed three goals for his summit meeting vilh Soviet leaders: To strengthen tics between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. To "develop areas of cooper- ation to displace areas of con- rontation" elsewhere in the world, and To progress toward limiting both the burden and threat of nuclear weapons." The Moscow summit is ex-' pected to produce a partial ban on underground nuclear weap- ons tests and an agreement in principle to harness fast-devel- oping nuclear technology. Comprehensive Treaty But Secretary of State Kissin- ger told a news conference Mon- day that the third annual sum- mit is unlikely to produce a comprehensive treaty limiting offensive nuclear weapons. Nixon, Kissinger and a huge entourage were to stop first in Brussels so that Nixon can sign a new declaration of trans-At- lantic cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organiza- tion on Wednesday. "Our purpose in Brussels will be to meet with old friends and renew our support of the great NATO Nixon said. He said he hoped the declara- tion to be signed there would bring "new purpose and new di- rection" to the alliance. The Chief Executive spoke in- formally to a group of White House employes before making the helicopter ride to Andrews. He was accompanied to An- drews by his daughters, Tricia Cox and Julie Eisenhower. The presidential party, includ- ing Nixon and Kissinger, departed from Andrews 'at a.m. CDT. NATO Officials In Brussels, Nixon will confer also with Italian Prime Minis- ter Mariano Rumor, West Ger- man Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, British Prime Minis- ter Wilson and NATO officials. Nixon will spend a week in the Soviet Union, arriving there Thursday. The top subject on his agenda is nuclear weapons controls. "For the United States not to make a major effort in this field is something no future gen- eration could possibly under- Kissinger told a prc- summit news conference. But, he said, the administra- (Continued: Page 3, Col. 6.) ing "partisan politics and school law granting affairs" since observers wouldjdales the right to free reply j space in the Miami Herald tono Indians had voted at Mon- believe his politically motivated. contributions were [space in newspapers in which j reply to two critical editorials jtour. Tama or Toledo. Dtivated. they are criticized. idurinR his 1972 campaign. I Avoid Duplicali' Sovern said dividing his timcj Mississippi is the only other A Florida trial coi between the school board with such a law but it argumen rejected nl bin the court Duplication The court apparently ordered FMC Will Expand C.R. Crane Facility his senatorial campaign wouldibclievcd other stales might on-j Florida .supreme be a disservice lo all concerned, act one if Florida's had bcen'ivilh him. He is a Democratic valid. Senator McCIellan Smaller Number for the 15th senatorial districtjiD-Ark.) has suggested eon- seat, and will oppose State SouJgress consider a federal right- Ralph Poller, a Republican. Ito-replv law assertion that the.............. tas ;tion results until he decided election in the three lure and assembly of large wire precincts to avoid any duplica-l Corp. of Chicago Tues- rope truck cranes, lion. Previously, the judge bad-day announced plans for major ln commenting on the cxpcn- ,ordered the state in its crane and cx. sion. new division manager Vin- Burgflr took note of Tornillo-s board to withhold he Tama coumv June-I olec-i Nominations I Two years remain on Severn's.' ports. But committee Chairman (Continued: Pafie 10. Col. Rodino (D-N.J.) said the com-; mittee has no aulhorilv to inves- L. Martin said, "We are r j pleased at the corporation's of the firmj faith in the fact that we were Today's Index what witnesses, if any, it will :all. The vole against subpoenaing before to leave the room. All 21 Demo- crats opposed tin1 motion of Hep. May-lie lli-lowa) and all 17 Republicans supported il. One of Ilic. alligations against Nixon in lln1 impeachment in- quiry is Ilial ho was influenced in r'alsiim dairy supports Senior committee members have drawn up a tentati of eight possible witnesses lo call in the impeachment inves- tigation but Hie enlirc commit- tee must decide whether to call any of them, and whether to do il in public. The list of possible witnesses indicates Hie committee may he Incusing ils inquiry on the March 21, 1973, payment lo (Continued: f'ufie. II, Col. 7.1 Comics 22 Crossword 22 Dully liccord 3 Dentils 3 Farm 12 Editorial 8 Financial 21! Marlon 21 Movies 21 Sodely Sports State 1.5 Television 20 Want Alls Editors' Itcasun whether to order a new election, j'onneny known as approval for not only an Chief Justice wrilhifilnumbe'r of publishers exercising! Johnson virtually. Bowlin in for the court, said 'compelling an increasing influence over -Democratic parly oflicial.s with now KP" I ni edilors or publishers publish public opinion. trying to do him in by pUnl. which now of on, pl.mls ,n Cedar that which .should nol bo is at issue in He said the as a command .sense as a statute or forbidding" a to publish; Florida's rem- The law violates Ihojody (or Ihe problem amounts lo First Amendment guarantee (if a free press, he said. The court said it has yd lo be demonstrated how govern- ment regulations over a news- paper's judgment aboul wbat it puiilislies could hi' exercised iiieiit unaranlces (if n free press. governmental coercion condiet- ing with the l.'oiistilulion. In other action 'hiesday, Ihe courl: Killed G to 3 that unions rep- plant will manufacture hydraulic :xpansion dcvelop- lo let residents of one precincl Mrudion is expected to begin ment effort will be an imporl- lAuf-. I. (ant key to our future success." (Continued: Page 10, U.1. j New Plant No Increase Martin said he does not antici- The average householder gels Plans ;ilso were announced for the construction of a new plant, a square foot building with an expected resenting federal employes hl, subject In Hie. .same free ,ljm Page 111, Col. -1.1 tdliiiKJomploycs in Bowling Green, Ky. Construction is scheduled to begin in September, with a com- pletion dale of 1975. This plant will be devoled to the manufac- pate mi increase in employment at Ihe Cedar Itapids plant. The firm, at both ils liowlini; street facility and the building on Sixth street SW, has on its payroll. This, says Martin, reflects n (Conlinued: Page 1.1, Col. (1.)   

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