Cedar Rapids Gazette, June 29, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

June 29, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 29, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- I'artly cloudy wjlh ehunee of Ihundmhow. rrs lunighl and Sun- Lows luuiRht in Mis. Highs Sunday in 80s. 171 NIXON CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CKl'Mll KAPIUS, IOWA, SATURDAY, JUNK 29, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES CheSS Title of Panel Demo mation By Fischer NICE, France (AP) The In- ternational Chess Federation Saturday gave Bobby Fischer three months to change mind and accept its rules. I n Los Angeles Friday, Fischer announced his resigna- tion from the world till cause of a dispute over the championship rules. But Fred Cramer, who repre- sents Fischer, said he hoped the matter could be resolved. Cramer, a federation president, said the resignation was included in a cable Friday to President Max Euwe. 1972 Win Fischer became world chanv pion with a triumphant mixture of superb chess and aggressive public relations in a series of games against Russia's Boris Spassky in 1972. His title defense, under feder- ation rules, is set-for next year against a Russian challenger. The federation said the 1975 contest will involve 36 games at most, with 10.victories needed to gain the title. If neither player wins 10 by the end of the contest, the victor is the player who has won most matches. If the players are tied 9-9, the champion would retain the title. Cramer said Fischer had pro- posed there be no limit on the number of games and that draws not count. "That's the kind of chess Bobby likes to play and that's the kind the public Cramer added. "I Therefore Resign" WASHINGTON (AP) Pres- i d c n t .Nixon's full defense against impeachment charges I has been presented to a house judiciary committee that is coming under increasing par- tisan pressures. White House Lawyer James St. Clair, concluding a two-day his) defense presentation Friday I had lo compete for the commit- The federation these proposals turned down and Cramer said Fischer sent the cable, which concluded: "By setting a limit on the number of games in the match, the federation has decided against my participation in the 1975 world chess championship. I therefore resign my world chess champion title. Sincerely, Bobby Fischer." Cram'er denied reports Fischer had threatened to set up his own federation and conduct independent matches under his personal rules. He stressed that Fischer was not raising conditions over the prize money for the match. "He's not a bargainer, he's not that kind of Cramer maintained. Girl Dies in Basilica FaII VATICAN CITY (AP) A 4- year-old Italian girl fell to her death Saturday from the small cupola crowning the St. Peter's basilica dome to a terrace about 165 feet below. tee's attention with a news re- port indicating all 21 commitlee Democrats have already decid- ed to vote for impeachment. Chairman quoted by Rodino (D-N.J.) the Los Angeles Times as having made such a statement, vigorously denied it But some house Republicans seized on the story as an indica- tion the committee is conduct ing a biased investigation. The furor touched off by the Times story spread to the house floor when Rodino was asked by Speaker Albert (D-Okla.) to quiet Republican criticism that was sweeping the chamber. "None Whatsoever" Interrupting the legislative session, Rodino said: "Unequi- vocally and categorically this Report Killers Jailed in Farm Prices Drop Below Year Earlier WASHINGTON (AP) Pri- ces of raw farm products drop- ped 6 percent from May 15 to June 15 and for the first time since mid-1971 averaged less than a year earlier, the agri- culture department said Friday. The latest monthly Ihe, fourth in a row, was at- tributed mostly to lower prices for cattle, milk, hogs, potatoes, calves and eggs. Higher prices were reported for corn, peaches and apples. As of June 15, the depart- ment's Crop Reporting Board said, the index for prices far- mers receive averaged 4 per- cent below their level on the same date last year. Retail food prices, however, have not followed the trend. In May, the department said ear- lier this week, consumers paid 19 percent more for a statistical market basket of farm-produ- ced food than they did in May 1973. The previous monthly farm price declines were 4 percent in the month ended March 15; 6 percent on April 15; and 4 per- cent on May 15. As of mid-June, the USDA re- port said, Ihe index averaged 165 percent of its 1967 base. It had soared to a record 207 per- cent last August. From May 15-June 15 the meat anjmal index dropped 12 percent. Callle were per 100 pounds live weight as of June 15, compared with in May and a record last August. A year ago they were S-13.90. Hogs were per 100 pounds, compared with in and a record last summer. In June last year they statement is not true. There is no basis in fact for it, nonej whatsoever." However, Times Editor Wil- liam Thomas said: "Two per- sons heard all of the remarks attributed to Mr. Rodino, and two others were present during significant parts of that. Thi Times remains certain of thi accuracy of its story." Rodino was defended by com mittee members of both parlies Rep. McClory W-I11.) said "the chairman has tenaciously avoid ed statements which would in d i c a t e prejudgment of thi case." Rep. Mann (D-S.C.) said Ro- dino had never asked another Democrat how he would vote and had never offered his own view. is characteristic Mann absolutely un and WASHINGTON (API Palestinian terrorists convicted of murdering two U. S. diplo- mats in the Sudan have repor- tedly been imprisoned in Egypt, the stale department says. They had been sentenced lo life imprisonment for killing Ambassador Clco Noel. Em- bassy Counselor George Moore and a Belgian riiplomnl in March, 197.1 The Sudanese government later commuted the terms to seven years and released them this week to the custody of Ihe Palestinian Liberation Organi- zation, which sent them lo Cairo. The slate department ex- pressed its displeasure at the freeing "f Hi" eight and Ihe subsequent jailing was ap- parently the Egyptian response. I'liuclflv A group tour might be called vacalional guidance. said of 'the news story "Sense of Mood: A few hours later a lelevisioi newsman who said he wa present at the conversation re ported by the Times confirmee that Rodino had made such a remark but said' it was "a sense of the mood" of the Democrat: and not a specific prediction o how they would vote. He ab said 11 was a casual conversa lion that he understood was no for publication. In other Watergate-relalec developments: Testimony began in the tria of John Ehrlichman and thre others in the breakin at the of fice of Daniel Ellsberg's psychi atrist. A report by the senate Water gate committee staff said three wealthy business men attending a White House dinner in 1971 pledged million to Nixon's re election campaign. A federal judge dismissed z awsuit brought by Common seeking more data on the re-election campaign. The Baltimore Sun and the Los Angeles Times reportec hat a White House tape tran- script submitted to the judiciary committee showed that the decided to move the 1972 Republication national con- vention from San Diego to Miami because he was worriet about adverse publicity stem- ming from the ITT affair. Press stories had linked an TT pledge of support for a San Diego site to settling of an anti- just case against the firm. The Charlotte Observer said he senate Watergate committee staff has concluded that a plan ivas developed to 'award federal grants and contracts to per- suade blacks to support Nixon r remain neutral in 1972. "Unwise" Mayne Although judiciary committee members tended to downplay the Rodino incident, if clearly bothered them, particularly Democrats who have made it a point not to commit themselves publicly on impeachment. "It was very unwise and self- said Rep. Mayne (R-IowaV "I fcc.l sure most Democrats would want lo with- (Continued: Page 2, Col. 4.) Telephoio A TOAST TO AGREEMENTS President Nixon and Soviet leaders drink a champagne toast after signing agreements on cooperation in energy research, housing development and fighting heart disease. Toasting are, from left, Party Chief Brezhnev, Nixon, President Podgorny, Premier Kosygin and Foreign Minister Gromyko. BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) At least 200 persons have been killed in a landslide that cover- ed a section of highway in northern Colombia, officials re- ported Saturday. Fifty bodies have been reco- vered. Civil Defense Director Gen. Jose Jaiem Rodriguez said: "We'll never know exactly the number of victims of this national tragedy." Tons of mud and rock covered more than 800 yards of highway, jurying some 30 vehicles, in- cluding six buses. The road connects the capital, Bogota, with the city of Villavi- cencio. The slide was some 100 miles east of Bogota. 2 Gunmen Hold Pair 17 Hours, Surrender 20 Dead as LAKEWOOD, Calif. (AP) Two gunmen surrendered early Saturday after holding a cook and a janitor as hostages for 17 hours in a sweltering rgs- tauraht-bar. "We sure have a lot of over- time Barney Fraser, 55, the cook said. He has a heart ailment and sheriff's officers feared for his well-being during the marathon standoff. Fraser and Tony Silva, 61, said they were treated well by the men, who police said intend- ed to rob the establishment. But both hostages had rope burns from their hands being tied Eiqhf-Monfh Dayliqhf -j Time Period Proposed WASHINGTON (AP) Say- ng Daylight Saving time proba- )ly reduced use of electricity by up to 1 percent last whiter, the ransportation department sug- gests the nation go on Daylight ime eight months of the year. In a report to congress Fri- lay, it recommended that Stan- tard lime be observed only dur- ng Ihe four-month period be- wecn Ihe last Sunday in Oc- cause of such other energy crisis developments as reduced driving, limited fuel availabil- ity, speed-limit reductions and Sunday closings of service sta- tions. But it said Daylight time "re- sulted in an electrical energy saving of .75 to 1 percent last winter." adding that the pri- mary fuel saved was coal. The report said the modified obcr and Ihe last Sunday in 'ebruary. The nation was placed on j how much energy was saved. tightly behind their backs for several hours. The end of the siege, during which floodlights illuminatec the front of the Flite Room lounge while communications were carried out by telephone and newscasts, came without a shot after one of the gunmen scrambled on his hands and knees out the front door. Storm Inside Tear gas was then tossed into the lounge and, as officers stormed inside, the other gun- man surrendered. The hostages ivere on the floor behind the bar. Sheriff Peter Pitchess said of- ficers prepared to storm the restaurant after "we had infor- mation from inside that one of ;he suspects wanted to surren- der and get out." Ray Johns, 50. of Pomona and Bill Mitchell, 47, of Fullerton ivere booked in Lakewood, about 20 miles from downtown L.OS Angeles, for investigation of kidnaping and robbery. It was Johns who surren- Rivals Duel BEIRUT (AP) The death toll in the worst clash ever be tween irival Palestinian guerilla groups in Lebanon rose to 20 Saturday, guerilla sources re- ported. Many died in hospitals follow- ing a four-hour Shootout Friday on the southern and eastern fringes of Beirut, the sources said, while about 20 others are being treated for shrapnel and gunshot wounds. The dead included a retired Lebanese police captain killed jy a stray bullet, the sources said. The Vest of the casualties were said to be Palestinian ci- vilians and guerillas1. Patrols of the armed struggle command, the guerilla equiva- ent of military police, guarded