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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 10, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather- Showers, thuntier- storms tonight and Sun- day. Low tonight in 60s. High Sunday 75-80. CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CKDAR KAPIDS, IOWA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES FORD BIDS CABINET STAY ON Arab Band Blasted by Israeli Boat By United Press International An Israeli patrol boat inter- cepted a band of lArab guer- illas in a rubber dinghy near the northern Israeli coast Saturday and blew up the tiny craft dur- ing a gun battle in the Mediter- ranean sea. No Israeli casualties were re- ported and military sources in Tel Aviv said none of the guer- illas survived. The Tel Aviv military corn- Israeli crewmen dinghy offshore mand said spotted the from the Lebanese-Israeli bor- der between midnight and 1 a.m. land the guerillas opened fire. During the exchange the dinghy exploded and sank, command said. One military source said the type used by the guerillas could hold between two and four men. Plane Downing The national radio said flares could be seen on the Lebanese shore during the exchange of fire and the guerillas were ap- parently coordinating their mis- sion with a group on shore. U.N. sources said Syria had admitted shooting down .6. U.N. plane, killing nine Canadian, members of the Middle East peace-keeping force. U.N. spokesmen said the air- craft crashed Friday about 13 miles from Damascus. The plane was on a flight from Ismailia near the Suez ca- nal to Damascus. It carried a three-man crew and six service- men. Aimed at Israelis? A Syrian official however, im- plied that the plane could have been shot down during an anti- aircraft barrage aimed at Is- raeli jets attacking guerilla tar- gets in nearby Lebanon. In Bierut, a Tripoli broadcast said Egypt had recalled mili- tary advisers from Libya, deep- ening the rift between the neigh- boring Arab Countries. at Over Wreath in West Branch Name-Plate Clash Snags Cyprus Talk GENEVA (AP) Turkis Foreign Minister Turan Gune and Turkish-Cypriot Rauf Denk tash, vice-president of Cyprus left the Geneva conference ha Saturday in a dispute ove name plates for peace confer ence delegates. A Turkish delegation spokes man said: "It is not a walkout. Gunes said he left Geneva's Pa: ace of Nations to await resolu tion of a dispute involving o ficial designation of the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cyprio representatives. Denktash was going told newsmen h to his mission Geneva but would remain "o Laying By Dale Kueter WEST is good that we have such functions, for we need a sense of solemnness in these times, it seems to me." A remark by a woman follow- ing Saturday's wreath-laying ceremony at the gravesite of Herbert Hoover seemed to iden- tify the mood in this unique time of history. The ceremony was part of the concluding day activities of the hundredth anniversary of the birth of the 31st President, the only President born in Iowa. As the more than per- sons walked toward the hilltop gravesite west of the Hoover presidential library they could not help but notice the impres- The Turks, who seek a federa tion of separate communities ir Cyprus, demanded that th name plates read "Turkish Cy priot Community" and "Gree Cypriot Community." Greek Choice The Greek choice was to des ignate the two sides as the pres ident and vice-president c Cyprus. Foreign Ministers James Cal 1 a g h a n of Britain, Georg Mavros of Greece and Gune had invited Denktash and Glaf cos Clerides, the Greek Cyprio president of Cyprus, to join Sal urday's meeting on the politica future of the island. U.N. Secretary General Kur Waldheim also attended. The three ministers met fo just eight minutes Friday. Br tain, Greece and Turkey be came co-guarantors of Cyprus independence when British colo nial rule ended 14 years ago. Last week the three agreed t an in-place cease-fire on th island, but its terms had no been observed. All fronts were reported quiet Friday for the 'irst time in a month. U.S. Efforts The second phase of the peace :alks resumed Thursday to draw up cease-fire lines and discuss >risoner exchanges. There were indications Friday of stepped up behind-the-scenes mediation efforts by the U.S. and the Soviet Union. The three-way talks had been expected to debate technical re- ports on cease-fire lines, prison- er exchanges and the question of Turkish enclaves at the Fri- day session. No reason was given for the adjournment, but evidently the ministers canceled the session when a key report failed to ar- rive. Not in Time A joint commission of British, Greek, Turkish and U.N. .of- ficers had agreed to terms Thursday on demarcation lines between Greek and Turkish forces. But their report did not reach Geneva in time to be taken up on Friday. Greek sources in Geneva said the Greek delegation still had reservations about some aspects of the cease-fire report. In addition, they said, Greece is not happy with the decision to draw the line according to actu- al Turkish troop positions Aug. The sources said Mavros is reserving the right to demand that the Turks draw back to their positions of July 30, when the three ministers signed a cease-fire at the first session of Geneva talks. Rain Forces Cancellation of Tama Pow Wow sive speaker's platform which up until eight days ago was designed to be the rostrum for the nation's 37ih President. Over-Prepared Because the appearance of former President Richard Nixon was still scheduled up until a week ago Friday, national park service officials said, "We now appear to be somewhat over-! prepared." i Interior Secretary Rogers Morton was still scheduled toj TAMA (AP) The 59th annu- speak at the afternoon program, jal Indian Pow Wow was can- according to a press aide, who; celled Saturday after the area said he would fly to Cedar; was flooded by seven inches of Rapids following a special cabi-'rain in two days. (Continucd-l'agiTa, Col. 5.) Don VVanalee, secretary of the _; _______________ ____________ (M e s q u a k i e Tribal Council, .1 which sponsors the event, said the Pow Wow will be resche- duled for the Labor Day week- end. The event, featuring Indi'in dancing, started Thursday, but f Ford: "Outline Plans To Combat Inflation" Late President's Photo by Duane Crock Cousin Mr. and Mrs. Allan Hoover of Greenwich, Conn., greeted Mrs. William G. Strench, 87, Santa Barbara, Calif., Friday afternoon at a reception for Mr. Hoover, son of the late former President Herbert Hoover, at the Hil- ton Inn, Iowa City. Mrs. Strench is a cousin of Herbert Hoover, whose 100th birthday was celebrated at West Branch today. Other pictures on pages 4, 5, and 16. Ford Inaugural Text WASHINGTON (AP) FoL owing is the text of President 'ord's address following hi, swearing-in Friday: Mr. Chief Justice, my dear riends, my fellow Americans. The oath I have taken is the ;ame oath that was taken by George Washington and by ivery President under the Con- ititution. But I assume the pre- idency under extraordinary ircumstances, never before ex- jerienced by Americans. This is in hour of history that troubles ur minds and hurts our hearts. Therefore, I feel it is my first :uty to make an unprecedented ompact with my countrymen. Vot an inaugural speech, not a ireside chat, not a campaign peech. Just a little straight talk mong friends. And I intend it o be the first of many. I am acutely aware that you ave not elected me as your by your ballots. So I sk you to confirm me as your 'resident with your prayers. Vnd I hope that such prayers vill also be the first of many. "To No Men" If you have not chosen me by ecret ballot, ained office romises. I have aigned either for neither have I by any secret not the have not subscribed to any par- tisan platform, I am indebted to no men and only to one woman my dear wife as I begin this very difficult job. I have not sought this enor- mous responsibility, but I will not shirk it. Those who nominat- ed and confirmed me as vice- president were my friends and are my friends. They were of both parties, elected by all the people, and acting under the Constitution in their name. It is only fitting then that I should pledge to them and to you that I will be the President of all the peo- ple. Thomas Jefferson said the people are the only sure reli- ance for the preservation of our liberty. And down the years Abraham Lincoln renewed this American article of faith, ask- And may I say to the speaker and the others, if I could meet with you right after this, these remarks, I would appreciate it. "Must Go Forward" Even though this is late in an election year, there is no way we can go forward except to- gether, and no way anybody can win except by serving the peo- ple's urgent needs. We cannot stand still or slip backward. We must go forward, now, together. To the peoples and the gov- ernments of all friendly nations, and I hope that could encom- pass the whole world, I pledge an uninterrupted and sincere search for peace. America will remain strong and united, but Ford and Nixon photos on picture page its strength will remain dedicat- ed to the safety and sanity of WASHINGTON (AP) The government's economic ad- are under orders from 'resident Ford to outline ac- ions he can take to deal with nflation, which they now say vill be worse this year than hey had predicted. The news that inflation would not decline in the last half of 974 by as much as previously elieved was the message Ford eceived from the circle of ad- 'isers on his first day as Pres- dent. It was at that meeting Friday ifternoon in the White House hat Ford said inflation would ie a "high and first priority" of lis administration. He called for he outlines of the actions he ould take to combat inflation and scheduled another session with the economists next week. Ford believes inflation to be he world's greatest problem. Output Decline Kenneth Rush, a special presi dential adviser on the economy ;aid in a telephone interview that not only will inflation he somewhat worse than though out the nation's economic outpu will probably show a small de cline in 1974. A small increas had been predicted earlier. Rush said the rate of inflatio will probably be between 7 an 8 percent by the end of the yea "and probably nearer to 8 tha 7." He said there is some feelin the rate may be above 8 pe cent. So far this year inflatio has been above 11 percent, bi administration economists ha been predicitng this would cline to about 7 percent b year's end. Rush said Ford made clear h 'wants action and wants ;oon." Simon Agrees Treasury Secretary William iimon, who attended the meet- ng, agreed with Rush in a sepa- ate telephone interview. "The nflation forecast is a little worse than our original fore- he said. He declined to make a predic- ion of his own, saying the rate under review. But he said he would not disagree with Rush. Besides Rush and Simon, thers at Friday's meeting were Chairman Arthur Burns of the 'ederal Reserve Board, Herbert tein and Alan Greenspan of the touncil of Economic Advisers, iudget Director Roy Ash, and ormer Pennsylvania Gov. Wil- iam Scranton. Ford has asked Simon to re- lain permanently as treasury ecrelary and Simon has agreed o stay, his aides said. Succeeding Stein Ford reaffirmed President Nixon's appointment of Green- pan, a New York economic onsultant, to succeed Stein as EA chairman when Stein eaves at the end of this month. Simon, Greenspan and Burns 'ill be regular members of Cord's economics team. Ash and Rush have been sked to stay for a transition eriod, but their future beyond hat is less clear. Rush said he ill be willing to stay if Ford vants him too. presi- incy or the vice-presidency. I your views and their views. ing: "Is there any better way m fbdle y samly or equal hope in the lthe entlre famlly of man as wel! I intend, on next Monday, to request of the speaker of the house of representatives and the pro tempore of the senate the privilege of appear- ng before the congress to share with my former colleagues and with you, the American people, my views on the priority busi- ness of the nation, and to solicit as to our own precious freedom. I believe that truth is the glue that holds government together, not only our government but civilization itself. That bond, though strained, is unbroken at home and abroad. In all my public and private acts as your President, I ex- pect to follow my instincts of (Continued: Page 2, Col. 8.) Hoover Honored The Hoover years, a photo and word story on Herbert Hoover, Iowa's only native-born Presi- dent, appears on pages 4 and 5 of The Gazette to- day. Today is the 100th an- niversary o f President Hoover's birth and thou- sands of visitors have streamed through displays and programs commem- orating the event at his birthplace at West Branch. 3heer Nixon On Arrival In California SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP; The cheers and applause o supporters eased Richard Nix on's re-entry of private life a lis Pacific oceanfront villa, bu Ihe former President faces a fu ture potentially still full of Wa tergale. He flew home from Washing ton aboard Air Force One Fr day, becoming Citizen Nixon i mid-flight as his resignation wa received by Secretary of Stat Kissinger at a.m. CDT. Cheer A crowd of about at E That Word To Security ouncil Too WASHINGTON (UPI) 'resident Ford Saturday called on congressional leaders if both parties, the nation's Republican governors, h i s lahinct and the While House staff lo propose vice-presi- dential candidates to him no ater than Wednesday. WASHINGTON (AP) Pres- ent Ford held separate meet- gs Saturday with his inherited abinct and National Security ouncil, asking the members of ach to stay on the job at least ir the present. It was the new President's rst meeting with each group. Making small talk before aunching the formal cabinet ession, Ford inquired of Secre- ary of Agriculture Butz if the ains that hit the Washington rea Friday had been nation- vide and might have helped :ase the Midwestern drouth. Butz told him that the rains tfere regional in various parts f the country. Sets About Transition On Friday, after pronouncing an end to ''our long national Ford set about ac- complishing a transition that his aides said he wanted to be positive, swiCt and sure. Between the time he was sworn in and his late evening to his suburban Virginia Toro marine corps air static cheered the ex-President as h descended from the plane promising to contin-je workin, 'or world peace. "Having completed one task loes not mean that I am going o sit in this marvelous Califor- iia sunshine and do IB said, smiling broadly lo the lacard-waving crowd. "Over the next two years, I an assure you that in all the me that I have that can be seful I am going to continue to rark for peace." Scores of closer friends joined o greet him a few minutes later t the helipad next to his estate. Good Wishes Telegrams and phone calls of ood wishes poured in. Persons who saw him up close aid Nixon was relaxed and in ood spirits after the dramatic nd draining week. Asked about immediate fami- plans, an aide said, "I think ley just want to relax." Even as he relaxes, however, ixon finds himself in new cir- umslances. No longer is he im- lune from prosecution, civil ae- on or being called as a witness n legal proceedings sprouting Watergate. One-Digif Difference White House Calls Flood the Bookers Chuckle Around the turn of the cen- tury, people were amazed when someone drove 20 m.p.h. They still arc. coovrioM rain washed out ances Friday. the perform- WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (AP) Hundreds of callers to the White House have misdialed and reached instead the tele- phone in Roland and Mona Booker's kitchen. The Bookers' phone number is the same as the White House number except for the area code, which is different by one digit. Connecticut's area code is 203, Washington's 202. Rumors of President Nix- on's resignation brought such a flood of wrong numbers at the Booker home that the family took the phone off the hook Wednesday nighl, 'Mrs. Booker said. Sixty-six persons Thursday called to support Nixon before he announced he planned to resign. Twenty-six telephoned Friday, said Ivy Booker, 14. "They wanted lo give the President confidence. They usually are on his side." she said Friday night. "People who don't like him don't want to spend the money to call." Ivy said the calls dropped off after the Nixon family left f o r California on Friday morning. "We haven't had any calls she said, adding that the phone would soon start ringing for President Ford. "It doesn't make any dif- ference who's she said. "The number's the same.'' Mrs. Booker took the phone off the hook again Thursday night when Nixon told the peo- ple he was stepping down. She said experience has taught the family that televised presiden- tial speeches bring a deluge of misdirected calls. "It's funny in a she said. "But in other ways it's very bothersome." Ivy said the phone is often taken off the hook before bed- time "when people keep call- ing and calling and calling." Most people don't believe it when they're tolrl they've reached the Bookers, not the Nixons, she said. "There's just no use arguing with them. We just hang Mrs. Booker added. She said John Wayne's sec- retary once called to get the actor and Nixon supporter a ticket for a presidential din- ner Another call was to arrange a dinner meeting with Nixon and Saudi Arabia's King Fai- sal, she said. Then there was the man who called from a pool party in Seattle. When he was told it was 5 a.m. in Willimanlic, he replied, "It's not 5 in the morning here." lock Group Plane Crash; Fear 6 Die JACKSON, Minn. (AP) A vin-cngine chartered plane car- ing a rock group to a singing ngagement crashed Friday ght near this southern Minne- ota town of Jackson, appar- ntly killing all six persons joard. Following an anonymous tele- phone call, county sheriff's of- ficers found the plane in a mud- dy bean field near tho Jackson airstrip Saturday. Deputies said there appeared to be no survivors. The plane reportedly was carrying four members of a rock group called Chase and two pilots. horne the Fords won't move into the White House until some :ime next week there were these developments: Ford said through a spokes- man that he considers the selec- ion of a new vice-president of op priority, with the goal of an- ouncing his choice within a reek or 10 days. He met with ambassadors rom 57 naitions whom he called the White House to assure hem U.S. foreign policy re- i a i n s basically unchanged. fith Secretary of State Kis- nger at his side, he told one of ambassadors, "I'll rely n Henry for all the lough inter- ational negotiations." Congress overwhelmingly oted Ford a pledge of coopera- on and assurance of "fervent opes for success" in the presi- ency. The senate approved the esolution on an unanimous voice ote and the house then passed 328 to 0. Ford named a quartet of iends to advise him on re- ructuring the White House aff. The four former Penn- Gov. William Scranton, A T 0 Ambassador Donald umsfeld, Interior Secretary ogers Morton and former Rep. John Marsh (Va.) all had served with him in the house. Ford named Robert Hart- mann, chief of his vice-presi- dential staff, to be a White House counselor. Ike Nominator McKeldin Dies BALTIMORE (AP) Former Maryland Gov. and Baltimore Mayor Theodore McKeldin, who nominated Dwight Eisenhower for the presidency at the 1952 Republican convention, died Saturday of cancer. He was 73. McKeldin was considered a potential vice-presidntial run- ning mate for Eisenhower in 1952 in speculation that preced- ed the choice of Richard Nixon. Nixon Friend, Envoy Resigns TBGUCIGLAPA, Honduras (UH) Citing his friendship with Richard Nixon, tho U.S. ambassador to Honduras re- signed Saturday. "Three times in my life I've been appointed to positions by Richard Nixon. I consider him my Felipe Sanchez told Today's Index Church Page................3 Comics ....................7 Crossword ................7 Dally Record ................2 Deaths ...............2 Editorial Features........ 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