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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 4, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather- Wear tonight with lows in uild in Clear Thursday with highs in upper CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CEDAR KAPIDS, JOWA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, I'M ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES WASHINGTON (AP) _ Arm Chief or Staff Creighlo Abrains, the general who tool command of U. S. forces ii Vietnam at a time of crisis ii 1908 and oversaw the policy re vcrsal that led tu American withdrawal, died early Wcdncs day. Abrams, who first won fame as a tough tank commander in World war II, would have been 60 on Sept. 15. The army announced that he died at a.m. EDT ai Walter Reed army medica center with Mrs. Abrams anc his six children, including two army officer sons, at his bed- side. "Cancerous Lung" II i s death resulted from "complications that developed during recovery from surgical removal of his cancerous lung" on June 6, the army said. Burial will be in Arlington Na- tional cemetery, the army said. Arrangements were incomplete. Of all Hie top American of- ficials in Vietnam during the dozen years of that complex war, perhaps none was as re- alistic, pragmatic arid forth- right as Abrams. Few emerged with Iheir reputa- tions less scarred. When Abrams assumed com- mand of U. S. forces in Vietnam on July 3, 19G8, there were Americans in the country, many of them sur- vivors of the Communists' de- vastating Tet offensive. South Vietnam's political system was in chaos in the countryside, its military forces were reeling from severe casualties, and President Lyndon Johnson had announced he would not run again because of divisiveness in the U. S. over his war policies. When Abrams left, five years later, American forces had pre- ceded him. Viets Mourned In Saigon, South Vietnamese officials Wednesday mourned Abrams' death. "It is with great emotion we heard the bad said the chief spokesman for the South Vietnamese government Nguyen Quoc Cuong. "It is a loss for the Viet- namese people and especially those who have fought in Viet- nam and those who have known Gen. Abrams personal- ly. Gallanfry --AP Wlrcpliolo Sgt. John Hoormann of the New Orleans police department probably figured the safest assign- ment on the force was to receive the department's medal of valor. However the officer's face was one of anguish when he accidently got the point of the pin from his wife during the ceremony. 1 P "He will always be remem- bered in the heart of every Viet- namese as a gallant soldier who fought brilliantly with the Viet- namese soldier for Ihe cause of freedom and democracy." It was a different kind of as- signment and certainly Ihc toughest ever for the rumpled general whose public reputation liacl been built largely on battle- field heroics. Relieved liasleigne He had been Ihe lank officer who relieved beleaguered Amer- ican paratroopers at Baslognc in Ihe III-M Battle of the Bulge and won Gen. George Pallon's (Continued: Page Col. Ii.) y Al Swegle Jack Frost, making his ap- carance more than a month arly, was more active in Easl- rn Iowa Wednesday morning, ending shivers down the backs farmers with laic planted Frost was reported in scal- :red lowland areas Tuesday lOrning, but reports were 'airly widespread" Wednesday Delaware, Fayeltc. and Clay- ton counties. "It was colder (his morning Mian George Carl- son of Manchester, Delaware county soil conservationist, lold The Gazette Wednesday. "Soybeans Nipped" "I had to use the scraper on my windshield this morning, but we don't expect much damage to Ihe corn. Some late planted soybeans in the lowland got nipped, though." Another soil conservationist, Lyle Jackson of West Union, said a light frost was "generally widespread" in Fayelte county Wednesday morning. Jackson enough to cause "some damage to the top of some plants." The Clayton county soil dis- trict office reported tempera- ture readings of 29 degrees at Elkader Wednesday morning, two degrees colder Ihan the night before. The Linn county soil district office reported scattered frost in low lying areas, including frost on On Frost Damage the other hand, Win- neshick county reported more frost occurred Tuesday Ihan on Wednesday there. One farmer near Castalia reported soybean damage from frost Tuesday. Although the frost damage lias been minor, stale wcalhci observers warned Wcdncsdaj that "a hard (or killing) frost usually follows 'scattered frost by anywhere from one lo two weeks on the average" in Iowa. record low temperatures set Tuesday morning across the northern Midwest may have been even colder in rural areas. said the frost was severe as temperatures are cooler in liy Tom Friiehling AMES automobile dealer Harry Reed somewhat suprisingly resigned from Ihe Iowa highway commission and Ihe department of transpor- alion Wednesday. In a letter lo Gov. Robert iay, Reed said Ihat his decision was based on a possible conflict if interests He reportedly had been under! This Was icat since an article in Ihc lies I reject the bid since il was nol low. Took Over Firm Later, after he look over the Hawkcye Truck Equipment Co., anollicr hid was submitted to Ihe commission. Reed said this was without his knowledge and he look imme- diate slcps lo assure Ihat Iliis did nol happen again." also unsucccss- Moines Tribune last week noleel hal he had sold cars lo Ihc gov- ernor at cost. Submitted Bids Also it has been reported that i truck firm owned by Heed's owned bv Reed described his business as ami said, "there is always the possibility I hal one of my employes might make a sale, however minor in dollar amounts, which could be consielered a violation" of stale re'gulalions. Embarrassing jrolhiT. and now !ece! himself, has submillee: bids lo Ihc Iowa highway com-] mission. i Si In his iTsignalinn Idler, claimed lhal when the firs! mt> p'Tsonally was siibmilled-at. the time executive." brother had control of ihc busi- ness he made lite fnmilv con- Ihc country than in cities where weather records are kept. The most severe frost damage Tuesday was reported in north- western Iowa. 'Officially the state crop reporting service said frost damage from Ihe low tem- peratures Tuesday is "expected to be light." Dough Stage "Nearly 75 percent nf Ihc corn is in or past the dough stage compared with the average o 82 Ihe crop service saiel Tuesday. "Some 44 percent of Ihc corr. is in or past the dent stage com pared lo the average of 68 per- cent. The corn condition mostly fair to good with some lodging occurring now." The crop service said the out- look for soybeans remains bet- ter than that for corn, althougl low areas may have sufferer, frost damage Monday night. Agriculture officials Wednes- day said it was too early to assess the c r o p damage caused by record low tempera- lures. Tcmperalures plunged lo 26 degrees in parts of Minnesota, 27 at North Plalle, Neb., and to freezing or below in northwest Iowa. "would lie embarrassing "Hard To Tell" 11 has hurl said Rob- ert Lounsborry of DCS Moines, Iowa secrelary of agriculture, 'but whether it's going to be iViricsprcad damage, it's hard lo tell yet." Bolh Lounsborry and Min- nesota farm officials said soy- beans appeared lo have suffered more Ihan corn from Ihe sudden frost nnel freeze. Although high temperatures only in Ihe as far south as Nashville, Tenn., Tues- !ay, Ihe National Weather Ser- vice was optimistic a warming rend would start Wednesday. Recorel low temperatures for so early in Ihc season were sel Tuesday in Ihe upper and miel- lle Mississippi valley and on Ihe norllieni plains, and new low marks for Ihe dale were es- tablished in Ihc upper Great Revive Wages Price Lids: Mansfield Gazette Leased Wires WASHINGTON Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mans- field of Montana said Wednes- day Ihat he will make a strong 'pilch" for rcinsliluling wage and price controls at the eco- lomic summit meeting laler this month. "I would hope everything would not be depending on the Mansfield told report- ers a day after Ihc chief coor- dinator for the summit, L. Wil- liam Scidman, said long-range anti-inflation legislation is un- likely before 1975. "Can't Wait" "We just can't wait too long before some action is taken be- cause inflation and unemploy- ment are both Mansfield said. Although Ford has flatly ruled out rcitnposition of wage-price controls, Mansfield said he bc- icves Ihe President "will hold limself flexible" lo take what- ever measures are necessary lo deal with Ihc situation. Senate Republican Whip Rob- crl Griffin of Michigan said the 'irst major lest for congress on Is cooperation with Ford's anli- nflalion program will be on his (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) For Governor Fails By Associated Press Lcsler Maddox, a symbol of southern segregationist definace a decade ago, has lost his bid to become Georgia's governor for die second time. Maddox, 59, who led a 12-can- didale field in the Democratic primary on Aug. 13, was defeat- ed in (he runoff on Tuesday by slate Rep. George Busbee, who lad (he support of black civil leader Julian Bond and most of Ihe party's moderates. With of (he pre- cincts reporting, Busbee had votes, or CO percent, lo voles, or 40 percent, for Maddox. Tearful i "People are quicker to turn out lo vole against somebody ban (hey are lo vote for some- a tearful Maddox lold campaign workers. Busbee, 47-year-old majority cadcr of the Georgia house, said after winning by a comforl- ible margin: "I do think people lave made il clear they want our years of sound, stable gov- ernment." In addition lo the Georgia runoff, primary elections were icld Tuesday in North Dakota and Nevada. Maddox had served as gover- nor from 1907 to 1971, then was elected lieutenant governor under a Georgia law prohibiting a governor from himself. The governor for the last four years has been Jimmy Carter, a moderate considerci one of (he leaders of "The South" of while and black oration. Biltcr Campaign Maddox' career was forged decade ago when as owner o. Atlanta's Pickrick restaurant he necamc a symbol of southen to integration by is suing clubs lo his employes. The. clubs were used to drive away jlacks and college students at e m p I i n g lo patronize 'be 'ickrick. Maddox eventually sold (he restaurant. Busbee and Maddox spent nuch of the three-week cam- isign attacking each oilier for Dye, a retired army officer from Atlanta. Nevada In Nevada, former Gov. Paul Laxalt easily captured the Re- publican nomination for the U. S. senate scat held by Democrat Alan Bible, who is retiring. Laxalt face Lt. Gov. Harry Reid, who won a three- way fight for the Democratic nomination. His main chal- lenger was Maya Miller, a polit- ical nev.'comer who campaigned as an environmentalist. Shirley Grumpier, 39, a Las Vegas businesswoman, won the oppose G.O.P. nomination to Democratic Gov. Mike O'Cal- laghan in the gubernatorial race. Rep. David Towell, Nevada's (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) J. S. and East Germany Set Formal Ties WASHINGTON (UPI) The 1. S. and East Germany formal- y established diplomatic rela- ions Wednesday andi agreed to exchange of ambassadors, end mg 29 years of cold war enmity. An agreement was signed by representatives of the two coun tries in a simple and brief cere- mony at the stale department. A smiling Herbert Sucss signed the agreement for East Germany and Arthur Hart- man, assistant secretary of slate for European affairs, acted for the U. S. Although not announced for- mally, state elcparlmenl of- ficials say former Republican Sen. John Sherman Cooper of Kentucky will be nominated as ambassador to (he Communist stale. Suess, a career diplomat, alreaely has been named as the East German envoy. By Wednesday's action, Hie U S. acknowledged it has given up hope for unifying Germany. The U. S. had never recog- nized Ihe legitimacy of East By Gazette Leased Wires DBS MOINES Mary Louise Smith of Des Moines will be nominated by President Ford to become chairman of the Repub- lican National Committee, GOP sources in DCS Moines said Wednesday. If elected, Mrs. Smith, 60, would be Ihe first women ever '.o head Ihe Republican national committee. She would succeed Chairman eorge Bush of Texas, who has been chosen to become U.S. envoy to China according to party sources. Mrs. Smith would be the fourth lowan to hold the na- t i o n a 1 chairmanship. Others were the late Harrison Spanglcr of Cedar Rapids in 1942-44, John Adams of Dubuque in 1921-22 nd James F. "Ret" Clarkson f DCS Moines in 1891-92. Great Trust "The position of chairman of the Republican national com- mittee is one of great Mrs. Smith said in a statement to The Gazette by telephone from Washington Wednesday af- ternoon. "I am honored hy President Ford's intention lo recommend me for consideration by the full committee. "I know thai l[ elected as chairman by the national corn- that much will be made of the fact that 1 am a woman the first lo be asked to serve as chairman of the Republican national committee. "That, however, is not the issue. I have said many times during my tenure as co-chair- (Continucd: Page 3, Col. 7.) Lakes region. Tlw U.S. agriculture elcparl- licnl, Republican, hasimcnl had warned earlier thai served mi highway conimis-'crops had been slowed by heal Cicighton Abrams neclion known lo Ihe oilier com- stun fur llirce years. He recenllv and lack of moisture this snni- appointee! by (ieiv. Hay to aimer, and an early fall could adeled, he veiled Inj four-year I mil on I he DOT. mince crop using dirly tricks. officially known chargce! that Busbee had German Democralic Iributed a 1964 picture following its Maddox brandishing a pistol (he Soviet Union in blacks outside his the formal with Ihc caption: "Lest between East Berlin f J all members of Busbee denied the Atlantic Treaty 4 In the Republican recognize East JSrf rial primary, Macon Ronnie Thompson, a agreement ordcr candidate who once embassies calls for "shoot lo kill" orders lo talks lo settle Ihe question police in a crackdown on crime, held a slim lead over financial claims held by the U. S. against the East Louise Smith Youth Surrenders After LJ 1 1 "sS lo hijack Jetliner with BOSTON (AP) A of going lo Florida police Maj. Edward Kce- jlack man demanding Newpher said, but said later the money was 'rom lo told him the plane up by police. He did not or Ihe p o o r which it was Wednesday after holding said no further de- Eastern Air Lines pilot had been made and it aboard a jetliner at Logan described Collins unknown whether the man ternational airport, emotional" and lo fly anywhere in the report at plane. "If he de- The man was identified slate trooper said the we'll go where he Marshal Collins, 20, of came after the said, but lie would not dence, R. I. FBI Special an hour-long how much fuel the plane James Ncwpher said he a FBI agent "who charged with air piracy Cauficld of a would be arraigned laler in twin-engine plane, a lold Eastern officials shiitllc from New a voice was heard just as Collins surrendered, Guardia airport, had just plane reached the gale to said, alter talking by radio with a black FBI agent for al Bosloii when Ihe hijacker rushed Ihe cockpit Page 3, Col. 8.) Ihe Minor hijacker, in his 20s, Ncwpher said Collins Ihe passengers and all of Ihc crew but Ihe pilot off Index armed with a straight razor 51) a rusty nail, as well as an ax 51) latchct he found on Ihe occ I Is Record 3A clliner. He said Ihc pilol, Sliffler. Eastern IIA L. 1C. Wliilaker of New York 'services manager, .said Ihe Features (iA Cily suffered minor ciils then demanded IOC the razor and nail and a money was spread out GI) wiinnd from Ihe side of runway alter Ihe man 21! Id "see ils color." Movies Authorities were rcluclant this was done. Slilfler; Society discuss how Hie weapons were smiiGi'li'd Hie man's only commonl U'; .'i Ilip mnnev fn ID-ID Stock Slide Continues NEW YORK (AP) Con- inucd pesssimism over inflation ind Hie general slale uf Ihe cotiomy pushed Ihe sloe'k mar- set s h a r p 1 y lower again Vedncsday in active trading. The Dow Jones blue chip iverage of 30 industrial slocks it 2 p.m. was elowu 20.34 al some 13 points below a four-year closing low il reached last. week. Declines swept lo a 7-1 Icael over advances on 'he New York Slock Kxehangc. Today's Chwltle Significant sign on a fine car: "This symbol for sale.! Owner uilforliinalely Collins firs! asked for Slflfl.OOO. slalus." ,i then reduced I And Ihc demand one point pour people of a pro- elominanlly black section of Bus- Want Ads Television ......41! .RD-lll)   

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