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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 30, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather- Chance of thunder- storms tonight, turning cooler. Lows In lower 50s. Clear Saturday. Highs in upper 60s. VOLUME 92 NUMBER 234 cm FINAL CEDAH KAFIRS, IOWA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES BLAST KILLS 7, INJURES 300 Ford Tart In Remark On France WASHINGTON (AP) Pres- ident Ford plans meetings with European leaders and looks for- ward to "a productive and coop- erative relationship" despite an edgy exchange with French President Valery Giscard d'Es- taing. Ford's views on European re- lationships were reflected in a deliberately -worded White House statement issued Thurs- day, days after Giscard cri- ticized him for not mentioning Europe in a major congressional speech. Both presidents are new in the job and must deal with U.S.- French relations that have been frequently bumpy in recent years. Ford obviously sought to reas- sure Europe that it remains high in the American mind. And the statement pointed out steps he took in his first days as Pres- ident Ito communicate with the Europeans, though they weren't specifically mentioned in his Aug. 12 address to congress. Note of Sharpness The note of sharpness came at the end of the brief statement read to newsmen at a White House briefing. It concluded: "The President looks forward to a productive and cooperative relationship with France, and our other friends in Europe as well as with the existing emerg- ing institutions of the European community, but this requires reciprocity on the part of our partners." Giscard said Tuesday night on French television that Ford's omission of Europe in his speech to congress was an indication to him that Europe should look after its own affairs. He called for a late November or early December European summit meeting. The White said Ford "is planning personal meetings with allied leaders as soon as it is mutually conve- nient." Deputy Press Secretary Jack Hushen would not say if this meant a European trip is in the works for Ford. Leone Scheduled The only European leader now scheduled to come to Washing- ton is President Giovanni Leone of Italy, due here Sept. 25. The White House statement said, "We applaud efforts to- ward European unity and welcome vigorous European pol- icies in the spirit of the Atlantic Declaration signed in June at the summit in Brussels." To counter Giscard's sugges- tion that Ford was ignoring Surope, the statement pointed Nixon Almost Broke, Financial Aide Says Wirephofo Woocfy Greets Ford President Ford shakes hands with Woody Hayes, Ohio State football coach, on arrival in Colum- bus to deliver the commencement speech. With them are Dr. Harold Enarson, president of the university, and Mayor Tom Moody. "Bring Education, Employers Together' LOS ANGELES (UPI) Richard Nixon's money prob- lems have left him almost )roke, his chief financial ad- viser said Thursday. He said it will take at least until the end of the year to get a grip on Nixon's economic dif- 'iculties, and he is worried that :he legal bills alone could mount to half a million dollars, de- pending on court actions against former President. "I would expect that it isn't oo much of an exaggeration" :o say Nixon is broke, Dean But- ler told the Los Angeles Times in an interview. "We won't say he's broke in ;he sense of you and I being jroke, but all you have to do is look, at his most recent finan- cial statement and the pay- ments he has had to make since then to know there is a money said Butler, an at- torney. Property Problem "Certainly his financial pic- :ure is uncertain and Butler said, and there is the jroblem of "what to do about lis various refer- ring to Nixon's estates at San lemente, Calif., and Key Bis cayne, Fla. Nixon was unable to make a mortgage "balloon payment" of more than that fell due last month on the San Clemente estate, and got an extension. His finances were tattered by COLUMBUS (API-President Ford told members of the Ohio State university graduating class Friday that his administration wants to help them "get a job that makes sense as well as money." In an address prepared for commencement exercises, he contended that too many college House statement graduates find a lack of job op- portunities for their skills and, after further study and acqui- sition of new talents, are told out that Ford: Met with representatives of all NATO countries within two hours of his swearing-in Aug. 9. Wrote personal messages to allied leaders Aug. 9. Met individually with allied ambassadors, i n c I u d i n g the French ambassador. It also declared, "Our record of commitment to our alliance and to Europe is clear." 59 Missing SEOUL (AP) Fifty-nine Korean fishermen from five boats are missing since the boats were caught in storms on the Yellow sea, police said. Today's Index Comics .....................18 Crossword..................1" Daily Record...............3 Deaths ......................3 Editorin! Features...........6 Farm Financial ..................19 Mnrlon ......................9 Movies Society ......................s Sporls ..................l3-16 Slnlc Television ...................7 WnnlAils ................2'-25 Greek Cypriot Leader Escapes Assassihation NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) Dr. V a s s o s Lyssarides, a pro- Makarios Greek Cypriot politi- cal leader, suffered minor wounds in the head and shoulder Friday when assassins sprayed his car with bullets. His chauffeur, Doros was killed, and the driver's wife was wounded seriously. Two passersby were hit. Lyssarides heads EDEK, a so- cialist party whose members battled the Greek-led national guard and the EOKA-B un- derground when they overthrew President Makarios July 15. After the coup, Lyssarides and his supporters went into hiding and .EOKA-B terrorists launched an island-wide hunt for them. Lyssarides emerged a fortnight ago, after Makarios' deputy, Glafcos Cleridcs, re- placed the EOKA leader, Nikos Sampson, as president. Lyssarides' car came under a hail of fire from a group of men as it slowly entered a traffic roundabout. 'There were many bullets, and people in the street flung themselves on the ground to avoid being said a girl eye- witness. After hospital treatment, Lys- sarides left with the Greek am- bassador, Michael Dountas, who "took him to a safe an aide said. L y s s a ride s was a bitter enemy of the Greek junta that resigned after the Turkish in- vasion nullified the coup against Makarios. lie is known to be on very good terms with the new government in Athens. The assassination attempt could bo the start of new war- fare among the Greek Cypriot politico! factions, which pushed their differences into the back- ground nfler the invasion. they are overqualified for em- ployment. "Although this administration will not make promises it can- not he said, "I do want to pledge one thing to you here and now: I will do everything in my power to bring education and employers together in a new climate of credibility an at- mosphere in which universities turn scholars out and employers turn them on." Grant Program Ford said the labor depart- ment will soon announce a new program of grants to state and local governments "to provide data on occupations available and to help channel potential employes into positions which are not only personally satisfy- ing but financially rewarding." He said he has asked the sec- retaries of labor and of health, education and welfare to report to him on "new ways to bring the world of work and the insti- tutions of education closer to- gether." Ford said: "Skills and intel- lect must harmonize so that the wheels of industry not only hum but sing. "Open Ranks" "I propose a great new part- nership of labor and academia. Why can't the universities of America open their doors to working men and women, not only as students but also as teachers? Practical problem- solvers can contribute to educa- tion, whether or not they hold degrees. The fact of the matter is that education is being degrees. "I want to see labor open its ranks to the researchers and problem solvers of academia whose research can give better tools and methods to workmen." Ford said he will ask congress next year to extend hiring laws dealing with both vocational and higher education. "Both are he said, we need new jobs and new skills." Altering his tone somewhat, lie concluded: "Sometimes feelings can get lost in words. I don't want that to happen here And so I want to share with you some- thing I deeply feel: The world is not a lonely place. There is light and life and love enough for us all. "I ask you and all Americans to reach out and join hands with together we will seek it out." Two References Ford made two references to the major economic problems facing his audience and the rest of the country. At one point he said: 'With human resources to increase productivity at a faster pace. "Inflation is creating a na- tional state of anxiety. Produc- tivity must improve if we are to have a less inflationary econ- omy. In the long run, it is the only way we can raise wages without inflationary price in- creases." the war over and the draft ended, your duty now to your country is to enlist in the campaigns being waged against our urgent domestic pecially inflation, which is Pub- lic Enemy No. 1." i I Later he said: "We must make extraordinary efforts to supply our know-how, our capi- our technology and our Release of Would-Be Defector Confirmed MOSCOW (AP) Simas Ku- dirka, Lithuanian seaman con- victed of treason for trying to defect to America, has been freed from prison, a Soviet civil rights leader, Andrei Sakharov, said Friday. The action by Soviet authori- ties may have cleared the way for Kudirka to leave for the U. S., the country of his mother's birth. Just last month U. S. authori- ties ruled that he made a valid claim to American citizenship. Councilman Vote Probe of Selves FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) The city council has voted to seek a grand jury probe of itself. Following charges of corrup- tion, the council voted 5 to 0 at a special meeting on Thursday night to ask the grand jury to look into the allegations. "I'm getting tired of people making comments around here about the said Council- man C. H. Rigdon. taxes and in Cali- ornia state taxes. Butler said he was worried ibcut the expense to Nixon of 'crank lawsuits." Can't Be Guessed He was speaking less than 24 lours after Nixon was served vith two subpoenas, one to estify at the Watergate cover- up trial and the other to give a deposition in a Charlotte, N.C., civil suit. Nixon's potential legal bills cannot be guessed, Butler said. 'I don't know whether than in back federal in- Link Tokyo Tragedy to Time vould touch I don't know whether he said. He said he expects to see Mixon "in the next or so" for a review of his financial problems. "My expectation is :hat the decisions in this 'area will be made by him." Butler said he was not Includ- ing in his figuring the Specula- tion about the worth of Nixon's memoirs, should he put them on the market. Contact Denied Scott Meredith, a New York literary agent, Thursday said there was no question he could get million for the book and magazine rights, but a Nixon spokesman denied there had been any contact with .him, "No one has been authorized to contact Scott Meredith in 'any the Nixon aide said. "If and when the President does decide to write his memoirs, a finding that he owed more Scott Meredith will not be his agent." U.N. Talks Set Broad Population Guidelines BUCHAREST, Homania (AP) The U.N. world population conference Friday adopted by general consensus a broadly- etched plan to guide nations in solving population problems. Only the Vatican, among the 141-nation meeting, rejected the The chief Vatican delegate said the Roman Catholic Church "cannot compromise" its posi- tion. The plan, explicitly or im- plicitly, condones contraception, abortion and sterilization, all of which the Vatican continues to oppose. A number of delegations termed the U.N. world population plan of action "a constructive compromise" in speeches following its approval. Excellent Han The chief U.S. delegate, Sec- retary of Health, Education and Welfare Weinberger, called it "an excellent plan adapted to the needs of many nations." The Chinese delegate, calling it "a victory for the Third said it regrettably did not spell out the root cause of unemployment, poverty and other population pnblems, which he said were created by "plunder and exploitation of the chiefly the U. S. and Russia. The 12-day conference was the first multi-nation meeting Jimmy's Find "They Needed the Money More rr COLLINSVILLE, 111. (UPI) Ten-year-old Jimmy Con- ner would have liked to use the he found to buy a new bicycle, but lie's glad lie gave the money back to its rightful owners. "I would have liked to have bought a new bike 'came the brakes locked up on mine, but they needed the money more 'cause their baby couldn't Jimmy said. "He's always finding his mother said. "He keeps his eyes down. He likes to collect things." Tuesday, Jimmy found a brown paper bag and a box of disposable diapers. The bag contained in cash. "I looked in the bag and saw a whole bunch of money. I thought it was play he recalled. "I brought it home and dumped it on the floor to look at it." But when he looked at it, he ran to his mother. "We're rich, Mom, we're he shouted. "I was absolutely she said. "The money was and wrapped in plas- tic with masking tape around it with thousands marked on 11." She immediately telephoned police. "I figured it had to be stolen. It couldn't be honest she said. State police were question- ing people at a motel across from the Conner home, near where Jimmy had found the money, when a young couple drove up and began searching frantically through trash con- tainers. Police then questioned the m a n, Jose Gandaria of Mathis, Texas. He toldi police he and his wife had sold their two trucks and, with the that was Ihcir life savings in a brown bag, headed for a Chicago children's hospital for neuro- logical treatments for their 17- month-old son. The Gandarias, who spent the night at the motel, placed the diapers and the bag on top of their car while packing to leave. The articles dropped onto the highway as they pulled away. After restoring the money to the Gandarias, police took them to a bank where they exchanged the cash for a cer- tified check. "I'm glad we gave it back 'cause they needed said Jimmy. "I would have given some to Mom and Dad and saved some. I probably would have bought the bike too." to discuss the population ques- tion on a governmental level. The conference plan stresses the basis for an effective solu- tion of population problems is above all "socio-economic and that popu- lation policies can only be con- sidered as one aspect of genera development. It says that "all couples ant individuals have the basic human right to decide freely and responsibly the number ana spacing of their children and to have the information, education and means to do so." General Guides Other provisions of the 93 paragraph plan deal with the rights and status of women, in- (Continued: Page 3, Col. 8.) 6-Month Term For Escapade In Helicopter FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) An army private is beginning a six-month term ait hard labor as punishment for landing a stolen helicopter on the White House lawn. Robert Preston, 20, was sen- tenced by a military jury Thurs- day after a three-day trial in which he pled guilty to charges stemming from his Feb. 17 aerial escapade.' Preston's attorney, Capt. Her- bert Moncier, said he plannec to appeal. The eight-man military pane sentenced Preston to one year at hard labor, but the judge, Col. Kenneth Howard, ruled thai six months of pre-trial confine- ment in a maximum security facility must be subtracted from the sentence. The jury of four officers and four enlisted men also ordered Preston to pay a fine by forfeiting a month in salary for One year. He was liable to a maximum of two and a-half years and a dishonorable discharge, but the jury foreman, Lt. iCol. Paul Makowski, said the panel had voted against expelling him from the army in order to avoid put- ting another "blemish" on his record. "The boy does have potential. We felt it might inhibit his re- Makowski said. TOKYO (AP) An exposion believed caused by a time bomb in a business district street crowded with lunchtime stroll- ers killed seven people Friday and injured more than 300. Police said they had no clue to thosft responsible for the blast outside the headquarters of Mit- subishi Heavy Industries, one of Japan's major businesses. They said they were searching for a car driver who ignored an offic- er's order to stop and sped away 'rom the Mitsubishi building shortly before the explosion. The blast left a hole the size of a football in the sidewalk at Jie entrance. minutes be- :ore the explosion, a caller warned a Mitsubishi telephone operator that two time bombs had been set and "the operator should let everyone know quick- y so they could seek shelter." "Class Struggle" After the explosion, a call to Mitsubishi's Osaka office warn- ed, "We'll conduct a class strug- jle tomorrow similar to what happened today in Tokyo." Po- lice said that caller might be a prankster. Mitsubishi is Japan's major defense contractor but it has not seen involved in any major pub- lic controversies. The street had been closed to vehicles at noon and- made into a pedestrian mall for the lunch hour. The explosion blew out most windows in the office buildings within a block or two, and many persons on the streets were cut by flying glass. "I saw a yellow flash follow- ed by a blast, and then glass was showering said an employe of a bank across the street. "The people fell to the street and were moaning from then- injuries." Legs Torn Off Two of the dead were passers- by whose legs were torn off. A third body was blown against the side of an old-clothes truck park- ed at the curb. Two people died in the Mit- subishi lobby, ripped apart by half-inch-thick glass shards from the doors. Many persons were hurt at their desks when their windows blew in or light fixtures were blown from the ceilings. The of- fices of the Hokkaido Develop- ment Bank across the street from Mitsubishi were a sham- bles. One American woman was among the injured on the street. She was Mrs. John Lower, wife of a cameraman for the Ameri- can Broadcasting Co. and daugh- ter-in-law of Elmer Lower, pres- ident of ABC News. She was cut on the leg by flying glass. Stock Market Rises Sharply NEW YORK pros- pect of a decline in interest rates carried prices strongly higher on the New York Stock Exchange Friday. The Dow Jones average had climbed 18.30 to at 2 p.m. Advances outnumbered declines, 5 to 2. Figures released by the Fed- eral Reserve Wednesday showed growth of the nation's money supply had slowed sharply since the first half of the year. Ob- servers said the drop puts the Fed in a position to ease its light monetary policy and re- lieve the upward pressure on interest rates. Today's Chuckle There's a rumor going around that daytime TV is the punishment employers have come up with for workers who slay home when they're not really sick. convrioht   

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