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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette September 29, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 29, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa COLLEGE COURSE BEGINSEnrollments Still Accepted (In Section A)ART FAIR IS TODAYDisplay al Roundhouse (In Section C) Section A Weather-- Partly cloudy, little temperature change. Winds around IO rn.p.h, late Sunday. VOLUME 92 NUMBER 263 no triste CITY FINAL 35 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SUNDAY. SEPTEMBER 29, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS. IPI, NEW YORK TIMESPASSOdds Favor Recovery of First Lady WASHINGTON (UPI) - Initial reports from surgeons who removed Betty Ford’s right breast Saturday indicated she could have an 85-90 percent chance of remaining cancer-free for five years and a 76 percent chance the disease will not return in the next decade. How closely Mrs. Ford’s specific chances fit these nationwide average statistics, the physicians said, will depend on whether any cancer cells had spread from the marble-size lump in Mrs. Ford’s breast to her lymph system. Once cancer reaches the lymph system, which can carry the disease to other parts of the body, survival chances decrease. There is no such thing, strict-! ly speaking, as a “cure” for, cancer. But the American Can-1 cer Society considers that ai cancer victim who survives for five years or more without a recurrence of the disease has,1 in effect, been cured. One Hostage Escapes, US. Woman Still Held - UPI Telephoto WOUNDED HOSTAGE — Police carry a hostage who escaped by jumping through a window away from the Venezuelan consulate Saturday. He was reported suffering from gunshot wounds in the chest. All Traces Dr. William Fouty. chief of surgery at Bethesda Naval hospital and one of the two surgeons who performed the operation on Mrs. Ford, said all visible traces of her cancer had been removed. He cautioned, however, that “one can’t make the statement that she is relieved of all malignancy.” The crucial question of whether cancer cells have spread to Mrs. Ford’s lymph system, Fouty said, will be answered in the next three or four days by a detailed pathological examination of lymph tissue removed Saturday. But, he said, at present “there is no evidence it has spread to other parts of the body, and no symptoms.” Follow-Up? Fouty said the examination of the lymph tissues, plus Mrs. Ford’s progress in recovering, would also determine what if any follow-up treatment with radiation therapy or chemotherapy might be required. If cancer cells are found in the lymph-bearing tissue doctors probably would begin radiation treatments hoping to kill the remaining cancer cells. “People do respond to fur ! ther therapy,” Fouty said. Breast cancer, which attacks! one out of every 15 American; women, is the leading cause of, cancer deaths among women. ] The American Cancer Society! has estimated the discase would strike 90.(HK) women and kill 33,-1 OOO in 1974 alone. “Highly Effective” Doctors do not yet know what causes cancer, although they! suspect it is a virus, and Fouty! said there was nothing Mrs. I Ford could have done to keep herself from boing a cancer victim. Mrs. Ford’s age — 56 — put her in the bracket of women 55 to 74 years old who are most likely to experience breast cancer. The American Cancer Society says, however, that surgery and other therapy can be “highly effective” if breast cancer is de (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) Today'* Chuckle A door is what the family dog Is perpetually on the wrong side pf    Copyrloht 228 Rightists Are Arrested In Portugal LISBON (UPI) — The ruling armed forces movement announced the arrests of 228 persons Saturday, including three former cabinet ministers and 15 officers, in a clampdown on the rightist opposition. President Antonio de Spinola .yielded to leftist pressure in his military-backed government and banned a rightist rally in his support. A document released by the armed forces movement, dominated by younger officers, said the 228 prisoners were being held in the Caxias prison IO miles north of the capital. Thev included two former defense ministers. Mo-reira Baptisia and Silva t'un-ha, and Alberto Franco Nogu-) eira, a former foreign minister. Among the 15 former military men detained were Kaulza de Arriaga, once commander of the Portuguese forces fighting in Mozambique. One of Portugal’s most powerful business men, Antonio Champalimaud, was also among the arrested. Spinola announced his deei- (Continued: Page 3, Col. 4.) Senators in Cuba Hopeful HAVANA (AP) — Caution optimism about the future and a I lingering bitterness about the past characterized a meeting Saturday on U.S.-Cuban relations between Foreign Minister Baul Roa and two American senators. “I have the feeling there are no inhibitions to discussing the problems between us,” said I Sen. Javits (R-N.Y.) accompanied here on a four-day mission by Sen. Pell I D-R.L). “I am confident in my mind, this is the opportune time to review our entire relations with jCuba and I have the feeling Cuba is reviewing its relations! with us,” Javits said. “Somehow, some way, somewhere, some normalization of; relations will take place,” he said. Two Crises The upbeat tone of Javits’. remarks to reporters was tem-| pored somewhat when he noted that two of the sources of Cu-, ban-American hostility were not ignored during the discuses. “They mentioned the Bay of Pigs to us and we mentioned the Cuban missile crisis to them in even stronger terms.” Javits! said. The meeting at Cuba's ornate foreign ministry building was the first detailed discussion of U.S.-Cuban relations since the two senators arrived Friday afternoon along with 29 representatives of the U.S. news media. The two members of the senate foreign relations committee met later in the day with Vice Prime Minister Carlos Rafael Rodriguez and subsequently with Cuban President Osvaldo Dorticos. Coldwater Negative In Washington, meanwhile,; Sen. Coldwater (R-Ariz.) issued a statement saying that if the trip “is under the blessing of President Ford and Secretary of State Kissinger, the country should be told.” “I suspect the senate foreign relations committee has gone further towards a detente with Communist Cuba than we have been told,” Coldwater said. “As a senator, I resent any inference that they (the senators): may be negotiating with Cuba.' leading to a re-recognition of! that country. As long as it is under Communist control, we should ignore her,” Coldwater said. The program laid out by the Cubans for the two visitors thus far has clearly emphasized the two aspects of the revolution of which the government is most proud: Health care and education. School Tour Shortly after their Friday arrival, Javits and Pell were given a lengthy account of the advances in the public health field by Health Minister Jose Gutierrez Muniz. Their Saturday morning schedule included a visit to a vocational school outside Havana, where they were given a tour by Education Minister Jose Fernandez. Fernandez told the two sena-, tors and the U.S. press delega-| tion that 99.8 percent of all, children of secondary level school age now attend school., compared with 56 percent 15 years ago. But he aroused some skepticism among his listeners when he asserted that more than 180,000 Cuban workers have! signed up voluntarily to take Russian language correspond- i ence courses. Earlier, Javits told reporters he wants to ask Prime Minister Castro “what’s in it for us?” if the U.S. and Cuba restore diplomatic relations. The senators were expected to meet with Castro today. Gazette Leased Hires SANTO DOMINGO, Domini-' can Republic — One of the hostages held under a death threat by leftist guerillas in the occupied Venezuelan consulate escaped Saturday but was critically wounded in the chest, Dominican police sources said. The guerillas, holding U. S. diplomat Barbara Hutchinson and at least five other hostages, extended their deadline for the release of 37 political prisoners and payment of a $l-million ransom from ll a.m. to 4 p.m. Iowa time Saturday. The deadline passed without action. Guerilla leader Radamcs Mendez Vargas said in a telephone interview shortly after ll a rn. that if his demands were not met by the deadline he would “act according to the circumstances.” Out Window He said that a Japanese captive fled through a window after asking permission to go to the bathroom. He did not mention any shooting. Police sources said the man, identified as Pablo Caho, a Japanese, was shot in the chest by the guerillas. He was latter rushed to a military hospital by troops surrounding the occupied I consulate, the sources said. He was reported by police to be in critical condition. The band of 23 leftists took over the consulate about noon Friday in a coordinated plan in which they also abducted Mrs. Hutchison, director of the U. S. Information Service in the Dominican Republic near her office and drove her to the consulate. Explosion Threat The terrorists were reported heavily armed and some of the . hostages said they have planted explosives throughout the two-story stucco building, threatening to blow it up if police attack, Dominican authorities ordered electricity and water cut off to the consulate Saturday and one of the hostages, Venezuelan Consul Jesus de Gregorio, said in a telephone interview that conditions inside were extremely uncomfortable. “There are 14 persons in my office now and we are all perspiring ... It is very hot. We need electricity urgently . . . We don’t have any water,” Gregorio told a Dominican radio station Shortly before dusk another hostage. Venezuelan Vice-consul Jose Manuel Alvarado, appeared briefly at a second story window and threw down a bottle he said contained a note “of utmost importance” from Miss Hutchison to the U. S. em-; bassy. Police confiscated the bottle and turned it over to the embassy, but officials there declined to comment on its contents. “Impatient” A Dominican woman hostage I said in a telephone interview that the terrorists were growing impatient and had threatened to kill everyone in the building. The woman identified herself (Continued: Page 3, Col. 6.)Jail Newsmen For Photograph In Consulate SANTO DOMINGO (UPII -Police arrested a photographer and two editors of the afternoon newspaper La Noticia after publication of a front-page photograph of leftist guerillas and their hostages inside the captured Venezuelan consulate, a newspaper executive said Satur-! day. The photograph, showing guerilla leader Radames Mendez Vargas, hostages Barbara Hutchinson of the U.S. Information Service and Venezuelan Consul Jesus De Gregorio, plus ; a guerilla guard armed with a I submachine gun. was distributed internationally by United Press International. Mendez Vargas is a former employe of La Noticia. This facilitated La Notieia’s staffers entering the seized building and photographing hostages literally under the gun. an executive of the newspaper said. The photographer, Valentin Perez Terrero, was arrested after the newspaper appeared on the streets with photograph late Friday. Arrested with him, and still held Saturday, were Silvio Herasme Pena, editor, and City Editor Luis Eduardo Ijora, who also had entered the consulate. “Mendez Vargas until a few months ago worked in the advertising department of the newspaper,’’ Herasme’s brother. Emilio, an executive of the newspaper, told UPL “He telephoned La Noticia in what must have been the first minutes after the consulate was occupied. We dispatched the news team at once, before the police cordon was in place.” He said the three La Noticia staffers were being held in-comunicado. KissingerHoover Set TapTargets WASHINGTON (UPI) - In secret testimony rele^ed Saturday, Henry Kissinger told a senate panel that J. Edgar Hoover scorned him as “a Kennedy-type Harvard professor” and tapped the telephones of three aides Kissinger had hired over the late FBI chief’s objections. The senate foreign relations committee released transcripts of hearings la*=,t July into allegations that Kissinger had lied during his confirmation hearings as secretary of state about his role in Nixon administration wiretapping. Kissinger had threatened to resign unless the senate panel I cleared his name completely. It did so, and the transcripts disclosed for the first time Kissinger’s line of defense, his views of the late FBI director and the apologetic reactions of the senators at the hearing. "Security Risks” In essence, Kissinger said Hoover alone had singled out three Kissinger aides as “security risks” and ordered their phones tapped as part of a 1969 drive by the White House “plumbers” to plug leaks of national security information. On July 23. Kissinger testified that he had. in fact, ignored Hoover's advice not to hire the three men — whose names were deleted from the transcripts — for the staff he then had as a presidential advisor of national security affairs. Hoover said the FBI considered them security risks and Kissinger conceded he had probably angered Hoover by hiring them anyway. “I knew all these three individuals,” Kissinger said. “They had all been colleagues of mine and I judged this information to be. even if accurate, no bar to their employment.” “Not Flattering” The three were later among the 17 officials and journalists wiretapped by the FBI. But Kissinger testified, as he had previously, he had not requested any of the taps and had only joined the April 25, 1968, White House meeting that decided the issue after it was in progress. ‘‘When the decision was made, the director of the FBI identified as potential leakers the three people he had already previously identified as security risks when I wanted to hire Continued Flood of Ideas, Some Consensus at SummitTodays Index Gazette Leased Wire* WASHINGTON- The White House conference on inflation concluded Saturday with moderately successful attempts to spell out some areas of general, though not unanimous, agreement. Chief among these was a consensus that cutting the federal budget will not do very much very quickly to reduce the rate of inflation The existence of consensus on this point was emphasized by such diverse speakers as Rep. Conable, a conservative Republican from New York and Arthur Okun. wtyi was chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors in the Johnson administration. Despite I he widely-expressed belief that budget-cutting will have no rapid effects on inflation, President Ford, in bis speech to the con ference, disclosed that he would shortly “send to the congress a plan to keep federal outlays at or under 1300 billion.” This would bt* about $5 billion less than estimated in January and also represents a target that Ford and former President Nixon both previously committed themselves to. Ford said he would outline for congress and the public within IO days his recommendations for “a coherent and consistent” inflation-fighting program and indicated it would call for major tax reform. He also disclosed “three steps I have just taken.” The President said he has: Consolidated by executive order the government’s domestic and foreign economy efforts under an Economic Policy Board, to be headed by Treasury Secretary Simon. Established by executive order a White House labor management committee to advise him “man-to-man and face-to-face” on major economic policy. Its eight labor members include AFL-CIO President George Meany, while the eight management members include some of the biggest names in business and industry. Appointed Princeton economist Albert Recs to head the Council on Wage and Price Stability recently authorized by congress at Ford s request. Ideas that were mentioned by various speakers as having garnered widespread sup-jHirt in the series of 12 pre-summit meetings leading up to the final conference included the following: There should be some form of tax relief for low-income persons, who have been hurt the worst by inflation. Stronger government efforts are needed to combat the energy shortage, including -maintenance of a tough line against the oil producing nations, development of greater domestic sources of energy, and stricter conservation measures. There was also a consensus, though apparently a slighter one, for maintenance of price controls on domestic crude oil. \ igurous enforcement of anti-trust laws to break up monopolies and bring down prices is needed. This was coupled with recommendations that the socalled fair trade laws which legalize price fixing be abolished. A program of public service employment is needed to aid those who will lose their jobs because of the economic slowdown. Some further liberalizing of credit policy by the Federal Reserve system would Im* desirable. !*riee and wage controls should not be reimposed. Other recommendations with less widespread support included: Elimination of special interest subsidies and protections for private industry and com metre, including depletion allowances. A wage-pricc stability council with enforcement powers, including authority to order rollbacks. Consumer protection, including a federal Consumer Protection Agency ami regular consultation between consumer leaders and the President. Relaxation of federal regulation of business, particularly environmental and safety rules. Restructuring of financial institutions, including a more equitable delivery of credit. This included renewed calls for crt'dit rationing Creation of a national development bank to promote projects which might not be able to obtain funding through commercial banks. A federal action office to cut through regulatory red tape. Federal funding for mass transit operating deficits to prevent fare increases. Continued revenue sharing and categorical grants of federal Rinds to state and local government, including multiyear funding to allow more efficient planning. Welfare reform aud a national health insurance program. $5 billion in federal funds to (Continued: Page 3, Col. 2.) SECTION A Late Newt City Hall Notes Deaths Editorials Report Card Accent On Youth SECTION B Iowa News Frank Nye s Political Notes Marion Political Calendar .. Food Talev mon Table Financial New York Stocks Building Movies Record Reviews Farm SECTION C Social    ............ Around the Town New Books Travel SECTION O Sports Outdoor Iowa Want Ads Crossword  ........ Pat ad* Magailn* Comics I, 3. II J I Bf IS ll bt. w .» . t 4 a ... I . .. I .... • .. IMI ie! r it Ii is 1-31 J ■ 9 ,, ii 14 I MI ... 11 I 14 I * ;

  • Alberto Franco Nogu
  • Antonio De Spinola
  • Arthur Okun
  • Barbara Hutchinson
  • Baul Roa
  • Carlos Rafael Rodriguez
  • Henry Kissinger
  • J. Edgar Hoover
  • Jose Fernandez
  • Jose Gutierrez Muniz
  • Jose Manuel Alvarado
  • Kaulza De Arriaga
  • Luis Eduardo Ijora
  • Osvaldo Dorticos
  • Pablo Caho
  • Silvio Herasme Pena
  • William Fouty

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Issue Date: September 29, 1974

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