Cedar Rapids Gazette, September 1, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

September 01, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 1, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa COLLEGE COURSE DETAILS Ityins Scpi. 29 in Gazelle (In Section A) DRINKING AND DRIVING Grouting Linn County Problem Section [In Section A) Weather- Continued cool today, tonight: 11 n il Monday! Chance of rain ending tonight, highs in (ids, lows ill CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1974 CITY FINAL 35 CENTS ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Continues Plan To Cuf Federal Jobs IND10, Calif. (AP) sniper terrorized motorists on a lonely stretch of desert for neai ly six hours before dawn Satui (lay, killing three persons, inju- ring six others and riddling sev ira! autos with bullets. A car matching the descrip iiun provided by witnesses was pulled over about 26 miles west of Blythc, a city on the Califor- nia-Arizona border, and the driver was arrested without a struggle, Riverside county tin del-sheriff Robert Presley said. Presley identified the man as Richard Harold Hicks, 04, of Tucson, Ariz. He Was booked for investigation of murder and as saull with intent to commit murder. Rifle Found Sheriff's Capt. Cois Byrd said a .22-calibcr sawcd-off rifle and some expended cartridges were found in Hicks' car. Officers said the sniper ap- parently chose many of them or, Labor day weekend outings at random pulled alongside them on inter- state 10 and fired from his mov- ing car. Nine separate shooting incidents were reported, they said. All iiic- dead were men who had been shot in the head while driving along a desolate filrctch of inierslntc 10, the main artery b w e e n Los Angeles and Phoenix, Ariz. Most of the injured also had been driving, officers said, in- dicating that the sniper fired out I he passenger's window while speeding past the victim's cor to his right. They said four of the wounded were shot and Ihe WASHINGTON (AP) Pres- ident Ford asked congress Sat- urday to defer for 00 days an October pay increase for 3.5 million federal employes and said he will push ahead with a plan to cut jobs from the government payroll. fn a message to congress, Ford said the two moves taken together would lop about bil- lion from the federal budget for ferral of pay hikes would cut. spending by million this year, while the cut in jobs would save about million. Ford said he regretted seek- ing a postponement of the pay increase but added, "I am con- Hie current fiscal began July 1. year that vinced of went on: necessity." He Rail Tragedy Railroad cars were scattered about like toys after an express train -filled with migrant workers roar- ed off the tracks in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, Saturday. Officials said an estimated 150 were killed and ISO more were injured. The train's engineer and his assistant were arrested on suspicion that neglect had caused the accident. Officials said the train had been traveling some 14 m.p.h. over the speed limit when it jumped the tracks. r SLA Threat olhcrs were slashed glass which shatlorcd when bullet.1 hurst their car windows. Presley and Byrd reconstruct' cd Ihe 150-mile trail of (crroi ihis way: Three Bullets At about a.m., a car (Continued: Page 3, Col. 2.) Head Israeli Sets Conditions for Pullout Troop TKL AVIV (AP) Premier Yitzhak Rabin said Saturday there will be no further Israeli withdrawal from occupied Arab territories "without signifi- canl progress toward peace." lie said if Israel were to with- draw from the territories and set up a Palestinian stale il would be "the beginning of the end of the .Jewish state." Rabin told an audience of new immigrants Ihe position of the Israeli government, is "no with- drawal" from Ihe Iflti? cease-fire lines 'no establishment" of a Palestinian stale "hut a eon- fi-onlalion from a position of sirenglli in the quest, for peace." lie said Ihis could be ac- complished cither through ncgo- lialions wilh each one of Ihe Arab countries or Ihroiigh a transition in stages. Rabin said Israel would honor the c i' use -fire and disni- gagcmonl agreements but il could not ignore "voices from the northeast" --the direction (il Syria urging Hiiil part of ibc 'accords not be extended iirn they rxpil c. t) c f c'n so iVIinislcr Shimon IVre.'i rcccnlly voiced dimbl that Svria in November would want In renew the inandalc of IJniled buffer li'oops and pro- dii-lul Syria would slarl a new war in draining Arab idiiuliics into a new Ij Ml l.-i'll iT.Vl MIAMI marked for death last April by heSymbione.se Liberation Army is still in hiding, oven though nost known members of (lie .crrorist band were killed three nor.ths The SLA, w h i c h abducted newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst in February, released a communique on April 3 branding Robyn Steiner, 21, and two oth- ers "enemies of the people." The SLA said the three were to be shot on sight because they had informed on 'liic group. Two Members Miss Steiner soon left her Today's Chuckle You have to admire Ihe man who can still be enthusiastic about scientific progress after he has been caught speeding by Miami home and went into hid- ing. "She still hasn't returned to her said Philip Cari- lon, attorney and spokesman for the Slciner family. "There are at Icasi two SLA members who haven't been apprehended." SLA leader Donald "Cinque" dcFrccze and five other mem- bers of the revolutionary group were killed May 17 during a gun battle at their Los Angeles hide- out Still at large are SLA mem- bers Emily and William Harris, and Miss Hearst, who said in I ape recordings she had joined the group. Russell Little, 24, and Joseph Remiro, 27, who were identified in tape recordings as SLA sol- diers, are in jail charged in the slaying of Oakland, Calif., School Supl. Marcus Foster last No- vember. Miss Sleiner dated Little in when both were students at the University of Florida in Gainesville. They left school in December 1971 and moved to Oakland, where Little taught electronics and Miss Steiner worked at a supermarket. Foster Slaying The slender, dark-haired worn- sllc can relllm to Iler family. he said. "We think they want to subpoena her to testify at the trial and she doesn't want to get involved with that." So Miss Steiner remain., in hiding unsm-e when, if ever, an was working 'at Uie store when Little was arrested and charged in the Foster slaying. She returned to Miami and be- gan classes at Miami-Dade Community college last Decem- er. Three months later, the SLA reclased its "death warrant." Little and Remiro asked from .heir jail cells that the order be Carlton, who quoted Miss Steiner as denying ever inform- ng on the SLA, said there was another reason why his client iasn'1 returned. "Lawyers for those two guys vcrc in Miami looking for liobyn "She may come back in Sep- tember, or nicy never come said Carlton. "We just know Football Tab The annual Gazelle fool- ball schedule section is part of today's sports sec- tion. Included are high school and college sched- ules; prosprcts for East- ern Iowa prep leagues and college and university hopes. The President billed his an nouncernents as part of the figh against inflation, saying: "The federal government is taking an essential first step in holdinj down the federal budget showing the way of restraint bj all Americans." Amnesty Policy Earlier Saturday, Ford re c e i v c d specific reeommen d a t i o n s from Iwo cabinc members for a new policy tersonncl. In the absence of a vote to disapprove, the higher vage rates would go into effect Jan, 1. The increases, to be paid under an automatic formula for naking federal salary levels comparable with thob? in pri- rale employment, are expected o average about 5.5 percent. Ford also announced he is ac- cepting a plan by former Pres- dent Nixon to reduce the feder- il civilian payroll by jobs below the total budgeted for the current fiscal year. "Wherever he told ongress, "these reductions will accomplished through nor- lal attrition." Cut Spending "Federal employes who I am asking to make a sacrifice are the foundation of sound, effec- tive and efficient government nevertheless, at this critical time in the economic health of our nation, I must call on all Americans without exception to make sacrifices in order to hold down wages and prices." Because federal workers (Continued: Page 3, Col. G.) Torn Sawyer, Take Note The President estimated dc- siveness Soviets Mini- Trouble with Soyuz Flight MOSCOW (UPI) Soviet newspapers said Saturday t cosmonauts display exceptional courage and coo headedncss in their two-d; mission." It was (lie broade public hint yet Ihat (he unexpci tedly short flight had run inl unforeseen problems. Missing from the reports w; the usual post-flight phrase I the effect that cosmonauts Gen nady Sarafanov, 32. and Le Demin, 48, had successfully fu filled their assigned tasks. Western space experts said all signs indicated tiic Soyuz 15 was damaged making re pealed attempts to dock with the orbiting Salyut-3 space station. They said this caused Wednesday night's unprece- dented nighttime emergency landing. Newspaper reports of a meet ng with the cosmonauts o heir return Friday to the cos nonaut training center nea noted they had showr xccptional courage in thci light. "Those speaking at the (wel come) meeting pointed out tha the crew worked accurately am harmoniously and displayed ex- ceptional craftsmanship ant Pravcla said. The trade union newspaper Trud said although space flights are becoming more and more routine, each nevertheless de- mands great courage and tied- C.R. Youth Takes Off for Hawaii on Hooky Jaunt liy Kill Lavelette A discontented 14-year-old Cedar Rapids boy played hooky from school last week in a fashion Ihat might have laiight. a few lessons to Tom Sawyer. Dreading a return to a school and a class lie did not like, Hie real namo of the ninth grader- used all the cunning and dar- ing be could muster lo run away from home. When a tired Jimmy decid- ed lo cud the thai-ado, he was in the lobby of an expen- sive hotel in downtown Hono- lulu, Hawaii, and lie had spent a bundle of money. His odysscy came In a ball less than 1M hours aflcr he quietly left the kitchen of his comforlalile home last Mon- day, ostensibly altcml the first day of classes-. At week's end, Jimniv's parents iiirrccd lo loll their story in person. Jimmy, hsw ever, would discuss the mat- ter with a reporter only if the conversation were by tele- phone. What follows is an attempt lo reconstruct a week one family will never forget. If in no way condones (he action of children who run away. Jimmy's mother recalls see- ing his wallet in bis back p.nils pocket that morning. She smiled, flunking her lec- tures about Ihe need lo carry :i wallet were finally doing some good. The in o-t h e r suggested that the hoy ride to school willi his father. His answer was a polite refusal. His mother Ihoughl nothing of il. lie left a few minutes after lus father. As be walked Ihe molhcr called In him (li.'if lu- 'lid not nerd the jacket he was carrying be- cause the weather was warm. He- merely replied, "That's okay." In the boy's bnntl as he departed was a plastic trash b a g. Again Ihe mother thought nothing unusual since her son occasionally carried bis hooks in a plastic bag. What she didn't know was that her son had n canvass carry-on travel bag stuffed with clothes inside the plastic trash container. She also didn't know he was about lo uselicr credit card lo purchase an airline ticket lo Hawaii and. disappointed with bis class schedule, was on his way lo the airport. (in Ihe Thursday of the week before Ihe semester began, Jimmy went to regis- ter for classes, lie complained again lo school officials about having lo lake a required physical education class. Tile answer lie was Hie same as be was given many limes before. The officials were trying, but they were busy and had many other problems lo -work out. They asked for more lime. .Responding lo Ihal. Jimmy call Ihe United airlines rcs- c r v a I i o n office in Chica- go, gave his falher's name and said lie wanted to make a res- ervation for his son. Over the weekend Jimmy w a s unusually quid, his mother recalls. Last Sunday, Jimmy and his parents visited (he Herbert Hoover Presiden- tial library at West Hrancli for Ihe first time. Jimmy enjoyed Ihe trip, ac- cording lo bis mother. The family fils into a loose stereotype, but any strict is incomplete, as if would be with most fam- ilies. The father is a successful hiiMiiON., iiiaii. He .litcmpts to make up for absences caused by business trips by silling clown wilh his four children and reviewing their school work and activities. Jimmy, the youngest of the four, is the- best student, ac- cording lo his father, lie has lived in Cedar Rapids almost all his life. He had been lo Hawaii in 1071 on a family vacation, lie liked it. The boy had never run away from home before. How- ever, earlier in the summer he I raveled to New York by himself to visit relatives. Hut this trip, he hoped he would be slopped by someone, who guessed that he was run- ning away. He was sure his parents would soon guess his destination and intercept him. The parents did eventually guess he was going lo Hawaii, but it wasn't until he got in (ouch with them Tuesday iniii-ning that they were sure. Jimmy picked up the voiinrl a agency in Cedar Rapids on his way lo the airport Monday. He obtained it. with Ibc charge card issued to his mother. Later, his stunned father would question the action of the travel agency. "It. is just inconceivable lo me Hint these people would check (which Ihe travel agency did) to see if the card was valid and then not check to see if this boy had the aulhorily lo use Hie he said. The father said Jimmy, who weighs 05 pounds, is young looking for his age. There is no chance, says the father, Ihal a person would think the boy older than his actual age. Jimmy took the flight to Chicago and switched lo a plane lo the island. He thought someone might (Continued: Pago Col. ;i.> SALONICA, Greece (AP) Greek Premier Constantine Car- amanlis on Saturday blamed Washington, NATO and the for- mer ruling military junta in Athens for aggravating the Cy- prus crisis. He said their attitude had led to "savage" territorial expan- sion by Turkey in Cyprus. It was the first time Cara- manlis had publicly chided Washington for its Cyprus pol- icy. He added that the American people had "distinguished their position from the policy fo'.iovred by their but he did not elaborate. The Greek premier warned: "The Turks are mistaken if they believe that they may keep what they tore away by violence and malice without endangering both themselves and world peace." He said friendship between Athens and Ankara had been "systematically undermined and then blown up': fay Turkey. "I am sure Uie Turkish invad- :rs shall find themselves pris- mcrs of their barbarous enter- he said. Speaking to cheering Ireeks at a trade fair in this lortliern city, Caramanlis said Greece was "painfully disap- oinled that NATO proved in- apable of stopping the barbar- us Turkish invasion and the anger of conflict between two f its members." He said (his failure had forced his government io withdraw from the military wing of the alliance, but ho vowed that Greece "would not break its political and spiritual ties with Europe, to which it belongs." Western diplomats said in thens that the Greek govem- lent had informed NATO ambassadors it was assert- ng full sovereignty over its nnds and seas. The move was een 33 evidence that Greece serious about its statement ug. 14 that it would withdraw lilitarily from NATO and was ot just making threats to put on Turkey. Caramanlis was repeatedly in- rruplcd by the excited crowd, hich waved anti-American anncrs and chanted slogans tting at the U. S. and Hie old Hilary junta. Today's Index SECTION A Late News City Hall Notes Deaths Editorials .cconl On Youth SECTION B owa News 'olilical Calendar......... 'clevision Tabla larion................. :ood Building.............. tovlos................... tucord Reviews ......___ ink Nyc'i Political Hotel SECTION C oclal round Town ew nooks Travel i SECTION D Snorts............... Outdoor lows Financial Now York Stocks Want Ads Crossword................ -.1. 3, 14 2 ......7 ft ...10-13 ...IMS .....U ...16-17 .....19 .1-3 ..4 ,6-8 4 9-18 ...14 J-J8 M ;