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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 26, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Chance of rain Mon- day night. Lows mid 50s. I'artly cloudy Tui-s- day with highs in Ihe low 80s. VOLUMK te _ CKUAK KAI'IIXS. IOWA, MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 1974 CITY FINAL 15 CENTS ASSOCIATED I'KKSS, .NEW YORK TIMES RING TIGHTENS CONVICTS Pact Signed By Guinea, Portages .ALGIERS (AP) Portugal began the liquidation of its re- bellious African empire Monday by signing a grant of independ- ence for its colony of Portugu- ese Guinea. Secret talks on the agreement began here last week. It was signed by Portuguese Foreign Minister Mario Soares and Major Pedro Fires of the rebel movement in the West African African Party for the Independence of Guinea and the Cape Verde Islands. The Portuguese news agency Ani, in a report from the colony, said the two sides agreed to declare it independent as of Sept. 12. U.N. Admission The Lisbon government told the U.N. Aug. 11 of Portugal's intention to grant the colony in- dependence and support Guin- ea's admission to the world body. The insurgent movement, which began a guerilla war for independence in 1961, plans to call the new nation the Republic of Guinea-Bissau. The nationalist leaders made a unilateral declaration of in- dependence last September and formed a provisional govern- ment headed by President Louis Cabral. Soares traveled to Algiers Thursday to iron out details of the transfer. The main stum- bling Hock bad-been the status of the Cape Verde islands. People The liberation group had in- sisted on immediate indepen- dence for the strategically-locat- ed islands off Africa's west coast. Portugal had favored de- laying independence. The Islands will not immedi- ately become part of Guinea- Bissau but Portugal pledged to hold a referendum on them. Portuguese Guinea, a triangle of land with a population of about is the poorest of Portugal's African territories. The Cape Verde Islands, in the Atlantic some 400 miles off the coast, have a population of about Portugal has promised to ne- gotiate independence for its two other African territories Mo- zambique and Angola ending more than five centuries of co- lonial rule in Africa. The Guinea talks followed last spring's military coup that ended more than four decades of right-wing dictatorship in Portugal and reversed the gov- ernment's policy of holding onto its African empire. Ford Sets Five Goals For Economic Summit WASHINGTON (APj .summit and of his i'lent I-'ord has set five goals for'plans to cut the budget. economic conference next But said the new month that he hopes will
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