Cedar Rapids Gazette, September 8, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

September 08, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 8, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa SCHOOL ELECTIONS TUESDAY 's' Sketches, Views (In Sections A and B) Furnishings, Gardening, Too (In Sections E and F) Section Weather- I'arlly cloudy lodny, high around 80. Mosliy clear -tonight, 55. I'arlly c'loudy to- inorrow.'high 75-80. SEPTEMBER 1074 CITY 35 CENTS IJPI, NEW YORK TIMES Killer Storm Forces in Louisiana To Move LOURENCO, Marques group of former Portuguese commandos calling themselves Hie Dragons of-Dcalh tried to seize control of Mozambique Saturday night only hours after Lisbon said it would turn over power in the colony to the black Frelimo guerilla movcmenl. Taking advantage of a grow- ing white backlash to Lisbon's plans to hand the colony over to black majority rule, white ex- tremists seized a local radio sta- tion, renamed it Radio Liberty and called for immediate in- dependence for Mozambique under a white government. Within hours, the rebel radio said supporters had taken ove the capital's airport, the post of ficc, power station, oil refiner) and the important provipcia towns of Beira, Nampula, Qucli mane and Vila Cabral. Army Support Broadcasts claimed 95 percent of Ihe regular Pro- lugucse army supported the takeover and I he movement it- self had nearly well armed The radio also ORLEANS (UPI) _ Killer Hurricane Carmen, pack- ing wind gusts up to 180 miles an hour, smashed into the Loui- siana Gulf coast Saturday night and then slowed on its predicted inland (rack. More than persons fled Inch- homes ahead of the storm, labeled "extremely dangerous" by the National Weather Serv- ice. At p.m. CDT, Carmen ap- peared like a big, misty Easter egg on radar screens in New Orleans 90 miles away. The hur- ricane had slowed to eight miles an hour, drifting northwestward ed residents evacuated their homes along Ihe Louisi- ana-Mississippi gulf coast. National guardsmen in both stales were alerted and by ear- ly evening were on duly in New Orleans alone. The American Red Cross headquarters in Washington re- ported more than persons were in 200 shelters in Ihe New Orleans area. Evacuation cen- ters were sel up across ilalcs well in advance of (he and was expected lo pass this cilv of lino.OOd. to offer Ford Telephoned Governor Edwin Edwards said President Ford telephoned from Carmen. Tides of 12 to 44 feet were predicted for the marshy, unpopulated landfall point below Houma, a town of At nearby Raceland, UPI cor- respondent Joseph Manguno re- ported Carmen's winds leveled a sugar cane field outside a schoolhouse refugee center. "Ralhcr Quiet" 'The rain is sweeping in sheets so heavy that you can't (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) appealed to Portuguese citizens living in neighboring countries lo return lo Mozambique to join the fight for independence. Still in the hands of (he while rebels, the radio laic Saturday night said Portuguese army commander Gen. Orland Bar- bosa had called on his troops in Beira lo quell the rebellion. The broadcast called on while supporters and troops lo resist any army attempt to'recapture various installations. In Lisbon, the Portuguese I government had no coinmc but official sources said Ihei would be no going back on 11 agreement signed earlier in 11 day in Lusaka, the capilal neighboring Zambia. In neighboring white-rule Rhodesia, Ihe government Prime Minister Ian Smith w; taking a wait-and-see atlitud how events in Mozambiqu would affecl its lifeline with Hi outside world, Ihe railroad t Lourenco Marques. CARMEN'S FURY A Coast Guardsman holds onto his hat as winds whipped up by Carmen lash the Louisiana coast early Saturday. WASHINGTON (AP) Pros ident Ford has decided againsi any quick public move lo pres sure the federal reserve bnarc to relax its tight money policy sources reported Saturday. Instead, (he sources said Ford as slicking with his plan to nove deliberately in molding a )ackage of anil-inflation pro- )osals. That package plan probably von't be completed for at least i month, and perhaps not unlil ale in the year, one White louse adviser indicated. The disclosures after 'ord revealed in a Philadelphia speech Friday night that he is charting a 22-rnonlh battle plan for whal he called his "all-out war against inflation." "Public Enemy" "We are going after, one and all, Democrats, Republicans and Independents, the public enemy of inflation in 1974 and we will lick him before July 4, Ford told a dinner meel- ng commemorating Ihe 200th inniversary of Ihe Firsl Conti- nental Congress. Bui Senate Democralic Lead- said Saturday, "We can't afford I board 11 really is in the hands of (Chairman) Arlhui Burns and his fellow board Mike Mansfield (D-Mont.) to wait thai long." Mansfield said congress def- initely will return lo work after Ihe 'November eleclion. "We can't afford to wail thai long to face up to a problem which is very evident novy and which may get worse if we postpone, dilly-dally or delay the consideration it Mansfield said. Ease Pressure One administration source acknowledged that Ford's lime- table is inlended lo ease lha arcssure for prompt anli-infla- Agreed on Formula The power grab by the until now unknown Dragons comman dos came only hours aflcr Por tuguese officials and Mozambi qiic Liberation Front (Frelimo (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.) GUADALAJARA, Mexico (UPI) The IW-ycar-old falh- er-in-law of Mexican President Luis Kchcvcrria returned home safely Saturday night. II days aflcr he was kidnaped by left- is! terrorists. Jose (iiiadalupc Xunn ller- nandiv.. a former governor Jalisco slate, U'.'is sel loose a si reel in Guadalajara Miss Texas Will Reign As New Miss America iTLANTICCITY, N.J. (AP) Miss Texas, Shirley Coxhran, flutist with an old-fashione hairdo, was named Miss Amc ica 1975 here Saturday night. She is Ihe second Miss Anie' ica produced in four years b Jie town of flenlon, Texas. Th oihcr, Phyllis George, was o as a co-host when Mis America 'was crowned by he jrcdeccssor, Rebecca Ann Kin )f Colorado. Miss Coxhran, 21, a hazel-cyci irunetlc with a bouffant page )oy, wept as she received he rown and scepter. First, runner-up was Miss Call irnia, Liiciannc Buchanan. Mis; Ilinois, Jean Ahorn, was seconc unner-up, followed by Miss "cnlucky, Oat-lone Complon ml Miss Louisiana, Libby Lovo- i.v. Doctorate The new beauly queen is a ifdancc counselor with a mas- r degree and hopes to obtain docloralc. The 5-11, 3R-23-W beauly was e of the preliminary swim- it winner. For her llalcnl, she lived an upbeat Mule medley "Swingin1 Shepherd Blues" CDT) and taken In his holm as the had sloadfastly reluscd lo meet iuf-.ui 111 Boogie." The new Mi.ss America re- ceives a .scliolarship, can cash in since she is a college graduate. Miss California gels a grant, Miss Illinois Miss Kentucky and Miss Louis- iana ing Queen said pageant official, explaining tlu change of garb for Rebecct Ann King of Colorado, Miss America of 1074. A feminist group, the Na- lional Organization for Women staged a regional convcnlior here lo coincide with the pag- eant. But the feminists disavow- ed any inlenition of interfering with the show. Not To Zap Karen DcCrow, president of MOW, told 300 feminists Satur- lay morning, "I personally am lot here to zap the Miss Amcr- ca contest. Given when hap- ens in Ihe lives of most wom- n, leading to total anonymity, (Continued: Col. 2.) lion action. The Prcsdicnl believes the country's economic problems are "loo serious for doing some- tiling that looks good in the members.' this aide described Ford and Burns as he indicated there would be no public effort by Ford to persuade Burns to change the board's policies. He did nol (Continued: Page .'i, Col. B.) city of Carmen, the first hurricane of the 1974 season to make a U. S. landfall, already had tak- en four lives in sweeping from the Atlantic ocean through the Caribbean and northward in the Gulf of Mexico. But Ihe marshy and swampy land in Louisiana ahead of Car- men was virtually empty. "Whiskey Pass" "There are not many (owns around the inland palh at Ihe said Lantlry. "IL is nost dircelly soulh of Houma md the low point of land first to experience hurricane uiuds irobably is an area known a: Whiskey Pass." Wilh Ihe devastation of 1909 lurricane Camille "still fresh n their an cstimat- I I TT" IP4i (Children Tried Pof public but could really have bad long-range said one official close lo Ford. "He is againsi 'any public rcla (ions tinkering operation just foi (he sake of saying, 'We've dom this adviser said. A consensus of the economists who participated in a While House inflation mini-summit on Thursday suggested moves lo ease Ihe tight money policy, which is blamed for high inter- est rales and a scarcity of creel- Inflation Worse Administration officials have irgued that looser money might ncrease productivity but would also drive up prices and make nflation worse. A White House aide noted that 'the area of money supply and ilercst rates falls into the prc- crve of the federal reserve BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (U1J1) 'irst Lady Belly Ford said Sat- urday that she is certain he four children have cxpcri mcnled with marijuana anc suggested die might favor sof Idling some harsh marijuana Ihe books of some laws on slates. Speaking to reporters aflcr a lour of SI. Vincent's hospital here, Ihe President's wife was asked her views on marijuana. "1 know there is such a she said. "Fortunately I haven't had lo have any. As far as I know we've never had il in our house." Asked whether her children might have tried pot, Mrs. Ford replied, "Oh, Tin sure. Children try everything, don't they? Bui they definitely don't like it, and it isn't used." Mrs. Ford declined lo com- iicnt on legalization of mari- uana, but in answer lo a ques- ion whether she might favor softening some of the harsher laws regarding marijuana use, she replied, "I think lhat is a possibility." One reporter, noling that Ala- bama has been a stronghold of opposition lo Ihe Equal Rights Amendment for women, asked what she would tell Ihe'state's citizens in pushing for passage of Ihe ERA. Sljp replied: "1 believe lhat every woman has a place in this world and I believe that whether you arc a housewife, a nolhcr, or whether you want lo ;o into a business this is ing any areas damaged by the powerful hurricane. "He is well aware of Ihe im- pending disaster and has alert- ed all the federal agencies in Ihe said Edwards. He added lhat the President asked him to call (he White House in case of a severe emer- gency. However, the storm's westward veer would case what had been a major danger. Wad Carmen not veered west she could have slrnck across c (he 26-milc- wide lake al New Orleans' back Report Pact Lets Exit Russia By Bernard Gwcrlzman New York Times service WASHINGTON At least Jews and others could emigrate yearly from Ihe Soviet Union under a compromise plan now in the final stages of negoti- ation between the administra- tion and congress. The plan would also benefit the Russians in Irade wilh Hie ac door, triggering whal army en- gineers said could have been catastrophic flooding in low lying sections of the city and your choice, and every woman should have her choice. In that choice 1 think Ihey should be equal, and vhat it's all about." Mrs. Ford, who loured SI. Vincent's Saturday morning and put on sterile gown to visit babies in the nursery, (1'nnlinued Page Col. 7) some suburbs. Bumper lo Bumper Cars, many of them lowing mobile homes or trailers, n o v e d bumper lo bumper ahead of Carmen with (heir leadlights on as the storm in- ensificd. Taverns and grocery slores did a roaring (radc as people fled northward in Ihe islalc. Heavy rains will) accumula lions of 8 to 10 inches were ex peeled across southeast Lou isiana and southern Mississipp IIXQii renti Psychiatrists Ponder WASHINGTON (AP) For mer President. Nixon's lawyci has begun talks with Specia Prosecutor Leon Jaworski ant the White House lhat likely will lead to a decision not lo prose- cute Nixon, the Washington Slar- reported Sunday. However, quoting several un- identified sources, Ihe article says Jaworski is expected (o in- sist on some form of admission by Nixon as part of the deal. Herbert. Miller. Nixon's law- yer, has discussed lhc situation wilh Jaworski personally and I with Philip Bnchen, counsel lo President. article said Ihe ceivn each. The.. Miss Indiana, Penny Tichenor; NEW YORK (AP) Eve nievel's lure is death, and pco le are plunking down monej i watch. How come? Psychiatrists and psycholo sis say it's Ihe chance 'lo vi- iriously play wilh death, with- out really risking anything. "If lie doesn't die, people lend through him ilo teel Ihey have ela Cantor, a clinical psycholo- gist al Boston he fails and dies, people can say: 'My he was crav.y'." The .promoters had 'hoped people would pay each lo be I here Sunday when Knievel air over Thousands of others will pay Sli Chuckle Once there was .1 young cou- pic who looked anil low for a home. Thcv found il high. Mi.ss .South Dakota, Harbara Marie Gullimiller; Miss Tonnos- jscc, Deborah Humphries Kin- caid, anil Miss Kathleen licili Moi I Pageant official: jwill. the traditional red velvet! "It's the kind of Ihing pco- I lie outgoing Miss America ph- arc drawn lo for H vlcarl- wears when .she crowns her hrush wilh death, one (hoy IMIMO.SMH. Uc arc not crown-1 can experience as said Dr. Kdwin Sclineihman, a UCLA expert on death and suicide. "This kind of thing has ap- parently attracted man for some lime gladiatorial shows, foot- ball said Sehnoibman... "For a moment, every person jl: can have his heart in his mouth ambivalently, laking pleasure in seeing a crash thai they are not a part of." Spectators at such events are nore interested in seeing some- mo defy death than in ilealh it- self, said 'Dr. George Pollock, wesidenl of the American Psy- :hoanalyllc Assn. Speclalors 'may miornally have a need lo isscrt their own omnipotence or .1 .1 .se through identification with dealli-deficrs who achieve fame. Dcalh is both fascinating and repelling to most people and said Dr. Jerome Siller, a Without speculating on Kni- ivcl's motivations, Pollock said dcl'iors are exhibitionists logy at New York university. day's launch, with more arriv- ing by Ihe hour, and said all holel and motel rooms were occupied for at least 511 miles in all directions. Thousands more wen- camped al Ihe jimipsilc or elsewhere. I C o n v o y s of campers and cars rolled alonj; the dcscrl highways toward ing from "a pirn i. Las V e R s iiddsinaker Jimmy "The Creek" Snydcr, who previously Knievel 3-1 chances n; surviving, has dropped his estimaic to inio a shoving U. S. Tops Record Highly reliable informanls said Saturday lhat the delicate and complex negotiations, in which the Soviet Union has been a silent but significant party, could be concluded soon. The figure, apparently agreed to indirectly by Moscow, would represent a 70 percent ncrease over the record emi- gration of Soviet citizens, mostly Jews who went to Israel, vho were permitted to leave last year. The Russians in a face-saving gesture, would not be required lo acknowledge that they had made concessions. Details of their assurances that harassment of woulcl-be migrants would cease and at least cmigralions could be expected would emerge in an exchange of letters between Sen. Jackson on be- lalf of congress, and either 'resident, Ford or Secretary of Slate Kissinger. If a g r c e m c n t could be in (he next week or wo, passage of Ihe administra- ion's long-sought Omnibus 'radc Reform Bill would be as- urcd. But Ihe informanls said Ihe (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) Today's Index SECTION A t-fltc News Do.ittts Rcnorl Card City Hall Notci Editorials SECTION No Siller said. "There is an emotional contagion in anv i. oiucrcd lo smile juge ban life experience and j A .spokesman lor Tnp Ifank.jaud, when Wall replied nnbodv it leadily spreads with promoter event. promotion. I II U I lammed southwestern d a h o (mo Saturday lo see an edgy Kuicv< make his rocket-powered lo lie loved or admired for doing what few others can do. Speclalors, Pollock said, are seeking personal enhancement :.lid i could order him to .smile. Knii .livcl told guards to throw Walt il out In a :ind Knievel poked Wall wilh lime. .his ijold- and diamond- Knicvel, oil' his headed cane, one of Knievcl's nianc l-ridav lo IraiiomarLs. All irnl.'ilcd Kmevcl poked a! 1 make Ihe jump h- has talked Kmevcl carries the walkiiu; about lor eight .years. I i c I; bellowed In contain and ha.s.vials of liquor li. help mm cslimali'd his he-rail.1.c. of his many in- of Ihe .-hunt at fill iii) 'jurie-.- has II.-K! riii hone ivi-' although there is wiilcspreadilurcs in II liy Ins disagreement by and count Polilitnl Caleiular Television Tahlo 1-r.iitli Myc's F'olilical Nolc: Rttord Rr F.lrni Around thn Town oulil.ior low.l W.-IIlt Alt'. hi.- The Twin Falls county sheriff's otlice. eslimatcd al. I c a s I persons had crowded inlo (he area for Sun- SCCTION r 1 i c ;