Cedar Rapids Gazette, August 19, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 19, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weaih er— Fair t« n i g Ii t with lows near 70. Partly tunny Tuesday, highs 90 to 95. VOLUME 92-NUMBER 222 Cf tittie CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS. IOWA. MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES U.S. ENVOYCYPRUS SUM Ford Asks New Look At Amnesty CHICAGO (UPI) -Really shifting U. S. President Ford declared day that he was prepared to Sirica Denies Watergate Trial Delay WASHINGTON (AP) — Judge John Sirica refused Monday to delay the Watergate cover-up trial and said “the case will be called for trial at 9:30 a.m. Drama- Sept. 9.” P°Jjcy’ | The attorney for John Ehrlich-Mon- man one 0f sjx defendants, told the judge he would ask the mm■ rn *    - rn 'f rfgrxsWKPS,'    X    “X' I    ' M'S I I I < I ,    MMM I ' A '■    ■-    .    ’    :    V    ’    *'    '■    ■ ■ rn"- , \ H *• ,x v«t V, ft I consider conditional amnesty u. S. court” of    apeals    for    an for those American youths who order to    delay the trial.    If that refused to fight in Vietnam. fails, he    said he    would go to    the He said conditional amnesty supreme    court should be judged on a case-by case basis for those young Americans willing to “work Co-Conspirator Former President Nixon, who, their way back” into American was named as an unindicted cosociety.    I    conspirator in the case, has Ford’s stand, announced at ^>een subpoenaed as a witness the 7th annual convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, differed sharply from former President Nixon’s outright rejection for Ehrlichman by the lawyer, Andrew Hall. Lawyers for five of the defendants had claimed that Nix- of any form    of    amnesty for war on’s resignation and the house resisters.    judiciary committee debates 50,000    Youths    that preceded it had created u .    ..    .    . -n    publicity that would make it im- Ford said about 50,000 youthsT, -l/. „ .    .    . ^    ^    Possible to get an unbiased jury in the District of Columbia. inj Sirica said that when he set the trial date last March I, the had deserted or evaded draft induction rather than fight Vietnam. “These young Americans should have a second chance,” he said day of the indictment, he had in mind that beginning the trial it want ^cm ^f^jany later might force the home if they want to work their locked.up jury t0 work during way back.    the Christmas holidays. He said Ford was greetedI with pro- Monday ^ ^ tvo|d ^ longed cheers when he declared j he would, if necessary, ex-that outright, unconditional am- jend    hours until 6 p.m. nesty “is wrong.”    or later But the VFW audience turned ..-There is no better time to stone silent when he added, “As jfy ^is case than the present I reject amnesty, so I reject time,” sirica said at the end of revenge.”    a one-hour, 50-minute hearing. Ford said he had asked Atty. “The publicity already has died Gen. Saxbe and Defense Secre-; d0Wn. You can pick up the tary Schlesinger to report to I wellington Post and can hardly him by Sept. I on the status of find a Watergate story.” all those who were in trouble    M „ with the law because of their    ow HT ti Greek Cypriots Storm Embassy -UPI Teleohoto BLAST SCENE — "It resembles a wartime scene," said Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, describing the site of a huge chemical explosion that shook the city Saturday night. Five persons were injured and damage was estimated at $5 million. \ Alphabet Bomber Claims Blast Gazette Leased Wires LOS ANGELES- The mysterious bomber” who has terrorized this city with threats of violence has claimed responsibility for a weekend chemical explosion that leveled a city pronouncements on his siege of could have detonated the chem-]from the Greyhound bus depot terror.    i    teal    charge    Saturday    night.    where    Friday night’s bomb was “Our investigators are looking into” Rasim’s contention, said Police Cmdr. Peter Hagan. “They will confer with the Herald-Examiner people and we block in a downtown industrial will have a statement as soon as opposition to U. S in Vietnam. involvement Sirica asked the group of defense lawyers whether they expected him to be the judge cl I nvamished \ iew    vsd)en c]iniate would be right He said the offenses of these for a trial, and they replied yes. youths could be “loosely de-j “I think it’s right, right now,” scribed as desertion or draft sirica said, dodging”    and    said    Saxbe and    “Why?” one of them asked. Schlesinger    would    “give    us an    “You don’t have any (im- unvarnished view on the sub- peachment) debate coming up lect.”    in the house, you don’t have any “I will then decide how to senate trial coming up,” Sirica section. Authorities had said earlier that t h e massive explosion which destroyed a warehouse we know something.” The calm-speaking caller, believed of eastern Mediterranean extraction, told the newspaper: and burned several buildings “Last night’s work at 7th and Saturday night was not caused Mateo is the delinquent left- Three large buildings were planted, destroyed and windows were police shattered for blocks around in the explosion which was felt 15 miles away. City fire officials estimated damage at $5 million but one insurance investigator placed it at $8 million. Five persons were injured. “I” for... evacuated the Delta, By United Press International U.S. Ambassador Rodger Davies was killed Monday in a rain of submachinegun fire by gunmen who stormed the American embassy in Cyprus under cover of a riot by 700 Greek Cypriots screaming against U.S. failure to stop the Turkish invasion of the island. The gunmen wore the mili-tary-style uniforms favored by Eoka-B, the Greek Cypriot guerilla organization that has fought for years to unite Cyprus with Greece, eyewitnesses said. Marine Guard Greek Cypriot President Glaf-cos derides said an unidentified U. S. marine guard also was killed in a burst of submachinegun fire. derides rushed to the embassy to try to help and issued a statement deploring “this heinous crime.” In Athens, Greek Premier Constantine Caraman-lis denounced the shooting of Davies and said it will only add to Greece’s troubles over Cyprus. On the military front, Turkish forces with American-built tanks slashed across the southern approaches to Nicosia in a drive to cut off the landlocked capital from the sea despite U.S. criticism that the Turkish offensive has gone too far. In Washington, Secretary of State Kissinger said Monday that he has received assurances from Premier Bulent Ecevit Pacific Southwest Airlines and that Turkey Is willing to nego- deal with the subject,” he £aid. Ford’s remarks on amnesty came as he departed from re- said. Sirica asked the lawyers what they felt would be a reasonable overs of our activities one week ago. Our promise to keep (inaudible) clear of friends is in effect. And we want some public reaction on behalf of public representatives in order not to marks prepared for the conven-j period of delay and each replied Hon. In his prepared address, he,“at least the first of the year.” named his “personal friend and The Watergate special prose-former congressional colleague” cution force joined the request Richard Roudebush of Indiana to postpone the trial, saying it to be the new administrator of needed time to transcribe and Veterans Affairs.    study    the White House tapes Ford promised to see that vet made available for the trial through a recent supreme court | order. (Continued: Page 3, Col. 8.) ★ ★ ★ V-P Decision Expected Tuesday; List Cut to 6 by a bomb but by a chemical ignition. The search continued for the bomber. A thousand extra police assigned to the case have received more than 200 calls on the idenUty of Isaac Rasim, the'shorten those few days.” foreign-accented man who now    No    Explanation claimed responsibility for plant- ,    .    . ing at least three bombs in the! ^asim did not explain in his I Los Angeles area, including the latest communication how he j fatal Aug. 6 airport blast that)- killed three persons and injured 35 others. “Delinquent Leftovers” Rasim and his previously un-j known group, “Aliens of Amen-1 ca,” told the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner in a telephone call Sunday that his group was d responsible for a chemical blast1 Rasim has been nicknamed the alphabet bomber because of his claims that he set off explosives connected with the letters of his group’s name. He had indicated his next target]where would have some connecUon with the letter “I,” the third letter in his organization’s name. “I” appears in Inter-american Star Trucking Co. The firm is located only blocks Hughes Air West passenger ter minals at the Los Angeles International airport Sunday after receiving telephone calls of planted bombs. The evacuation was a precautionary measure, spurred by a bomb explosion at the Pan American passenger terminal at the airport Aug. 6 that killed Hate a pullback from positions it holds on Cyprus. Kissinger said ait a press conference, “I have the understanding it (the Turkish zone) could be reduced in size” through ne gotiations. In Athens, the commander-in-chief of the Greek armed forces and other top members of the three persons and wounded 35 army command were ousted others.    j    Monday,    the    government    an- The Greyhound bus terminal, a police bomb squad found a planted bomb in a locker Friday night, was also evacuated during the day after police received a call that an- (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) Democratic Reformers Walk Out Over Attempt To Gut' Charter nounced In Nicosia, UPI Correspondent Michael Keats said Davies was killed when a mob of 700 Greek Cypriots descended on the embassy at midday screaming “Kissinger! Kissinger! Get your Turkish friends to help you now!” The mob burned Secretary of State Kissinger in effigy and set fire to at least five cars in the embassy compound. The care blew up when flames reached their gasoline tanks, darkening the embassy area with clouds of thick black smoke. “Burn Them” The demonstrators burned the and “NATO murderers of Cyprus.” Gunmen sprayed the embassy with submachinegun fire. The rioters cheered. U.S. marine guards inside the building fired over the heads of the demonstrators and they broke and ran. Under the cover of the demonstrators, the gunmen stormed into the building. The embassy consul, David Bowe, said there were about IO embassy officers and seven or eight local employes inside the embassy when it was attacked. “We were with the ambassador in a corridor on the second floor. We were huddling there. We were concerned about whether we were going to make it,” Bowe said. Straight Down “Then a shot came straight down the corridor and killed the ambassador. “A Greek Cypriot girl also was kilted and an elderly Cypriot man had a heart attack. He is in serious condition,” Bowe said. derides, who had been holding a news conference when the riot started, rushed to the embassy. He entered the building wearing a gas mask against the tear gas. derides came out of the embassy at about the time Davies’ body was being brought out in a Landover. Rushing to help, derides jumped onto the back of the vehicle as it careened out of the compound. President Ford expressed his shock at Davies’ death and said the incident emphasized the need for peace on the Mediterranean island. Davies, 53, a career foreign service officer, died of gunshot wounds in the chest, a state department spokesman, Paul Hare said in Washington. He said the bullets were fired from an automatic weapon. Just Arrived A native of Berkeley, Calif., and a former deputy assistant secretary of state for Middle Eastern affairs, Davies had arrived in Cyprus only a week (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) Gazette Leased Wires CHICAGO - President Ford has narrowed the field of potential vice-presidential nomineec to about a half dozen and probably will announce his selection on Tuesday, his aides said Monday: Presidential counselor Robert Hartmann told reporters aboard Ford's plane enroute to Chicago. “I think he’s narrowed it down to maybe six.” Hartmann gave no names, saying, “This is properly the President’s secret until he makes up his mind.” But, he said, the nominee will be a Republican and the current possibilities are “not all in any one class,” such as senators, congressmen or governors. Tuesday or Wednesday White House Press Secretary Jerald terHorst also said Ford hat not made a final decision but would “spend a lot of time” on his deliberations Monday after returning from Chicago for an address to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Talking with reporters aboard Ford's plane. terHorst first said it is “looking more and more like It will be tomorrow (Tuesday) night . . .that’s our working plan.” But later in the flight, he said the announcement could ; come as early as Tuesday after-1 noon, or as late as Wednesday evening. “We haven’t nailed it down,” he said. As speculation continued about Ford s choice, there were indications he may select someone [Other than the two men most frequently mentioned as front-runners—Nelson Rockefeller and George Bush. Rockefeller Rockefeller is the only possibility Ford haj publicly mentioned. He did so in a statement Saturday afternoon amid a flurry of speculation surrounding what | the White House said was an effort by “right-wing extremists” to smear the former New York governor and destroy his j chances. “President Ford has advised! me that former governor Rock- j jefeller has been and remains: under consideration for the1 vice-presidential nomination.” j Press Secretary Jerald terHorst told reporters. E. Howard Hunt told th*' New , York Times Sunday that, as far as he knew, the seven mysterious cartons stored in his White House office after the Watergate breakin contained hundreds of copies of a book- (Continued: Page 3, Col 7.) KANSAS CITY (AP) — Black and creation    of a    judicial    coun-i ported by labor and led by Rep. reform-minded party oil    Foley (D-Wash.) tried to delete 5S3ZVK pa^lH I "embers abruptly ended the! The dissident element vowed J*    15 the Interamerican Star Truck- two-day conference of the Dem-jto return with reinforcements inwas improper for the national: American flag, shouting, “Burn mg and Warehouse Corp. Theocratic charter commission December.    committee to dictate such a    them down, as    they burned caller, identifying himsclf as jwhen they walked out over the Willie Brown, a black Califor-provision to state and local Cyprus down.” Sr HeraW-Examinnty    lssue °f    Participation    nia assemblyman, accused the Democrats    Greek    Cypriot    policemen to I in the political process.    party regulars of trying to    -    Bra,lh"a,t«    « ’    -    Burke, a black congresswoman    demonstrators rn    a futile ertort lhe reform contingent and “gut” the charter.    from California, led reformers    to hold them back from the em- about 50 liberals and moderates “All this is    doing    is    projecting    jn demanding inclusion of all    bassy building. OK3y6Cl by Ho USG symPa^etic to their complaints    for    Republicans in minorities in party affairs and Still the mob carn*- on, carry- walked out on Sunday after it November and in 1976. We are an affirmative action program ing banners reading “Mur-became evident that party “reg-1 g0jng ^ack t0 our respective to insure participation.    jderers. your mask has fallen uiars would use a 30- to 40- communities and do whatever vote advantage to forge changes    .    .    , .    . „ . _ t l * necessary to get delegates here rn as many as four charter . ~ *    >*    ,    .    in December. We went to Miami provisions that weren t expected j to be challenged,    (^he 1972 Democratic conven- Their walkout left the session lion) organized; we can go back organize again,” Brown Cost Task Force WASHINGTON (UPI)-The house Monday tentaUvely approved President Ford’s new cost of living task force, and final congressional passage was expected before congress leaves for its Labor day recess late |    ,    . ...    .    .    without the quorum required to and this week. The measure passed    bu^ess    said by voice vote, but was subject Commission Chairman Terry to a roll call expected later Sanford adjourned the meeting Monday.    a few minutes later, ruling that, ^ _    ..    .    .    ol.    , Tile senate was also to begin Rje seven articles the commis- 0U„L ‘"I sion had not acted on would be ~ -1    referred as drafted to the mid- Rodger Davies CR. Youth Falls to Death Participation The most controversy came debate late Monday. Today s Index party participation that had been drafted by a task force in .....    . ^ Washington last March and had term convention beginning here ^    Qf    the re{Qrm efc. Comics......... 15 Crossword 15 Daily Record 3 Deaths 3 Editorial Features 6 Farm IO Financial ........... ...... 16 Marion ..... 8 Movies ............. .......9 Society ............. 5 Sports 11-13 State ................ 4 Television 14 Want Ads.......... 17-21 Dec. 6. Stacking Pressure    n*n ^ ^ ^ ^ U) sup Sanford, a former North Caro- port the party and who wish to lina governor, said Democratic be known as Democrats” should party chairman Robert Strauss be allowed to participate in “all Cedar Rapids News— John David Hunting, 19, a University of Iowa student from Cedar Rapids, was killed Sunday when he fell about 200 feet over a precipice in Glacier National park. The son of Mrs. Ralph D. Hunting, jr., 1962 First avenue NE, he had been working during the summer in the park, A national park service spokesman said the young Cedar Rapids man was climb- was pressured by congressmen, party affairs.” The wording of:    ‘a labor leaders and some gover- the article resulted in long and [1ln,J.a.pparU'"> Shppid 0,1 3 nors to stack the commission in involved maneuvers here, favor of conservatives.    The    so-called    regulars,    sup- "And I don’t think there’s any question he felt that pressure,” ! Sanford said. Liberal elements suffered setbacks in articles they wanted concerning selection of a national party chairman, the convening of mid-term conventions Today's Chuckle Now there’s a new computer that’s asking for two circuit breaks a day. Copyright boulder. The four were negotiating the 9,500-foot Stoney Indian pass in the extreme northeast area of the park, the spokesman said. Hunting apparenUy slipped onto a snowfield, where he was unable to slow his fall and he then slid on over the edge of a cliff, the park service spokesman said. The body was recovered by a helicopter crew late Sunday and was taken to Browning, Mont., by the Glacier county coroner. Hunting’s climbing companions were reported to be Bruce Harvey, Ken Fielder and Linda Linkbiener, who also were employes of Glacier Park Inc., a firm which operates lodges and other concessions in the park. Home addresses of the other climbers were not available. The park .service spokesman said the four set out early Sunday for some technical climbing on 10,448-foot Mt. Cleveland, the highest point in the park. He said the accident occurred about 8 a m. at a spot a mile and a half southwest of Mt. Cleveland and seven miles south of the Canadian border. * * * A lifelong resident of Cedar Rapids, Hunting was born July 28,1955. He was a member of St. Matthew’s Catholic church, in Washington high school he had been a member of the state championship swimming team and the National Honor society. He wa# an amateur photographer, and his work had been featured in several shows. Surviving in addition to his mother are four brothers, Dania! Ii, Rochester, Minn., and Thomas M,f Laurence B. and Ralph D. Hunting, all of Cedar Rapids. Services are pending at Turner chapel east. Friends may, if they wish, make a contribution to the charity of their choice. ;