Cedar Rapids Gazette, October 5, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 5, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Cl.....i-c of ruin io- nlght and Suiulny. Uivs tonight in mid 40s. Highs Sunday in 50s. VOLUME m _ NUMBKR CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CIOOAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SATURDAY, OCTOBEH 5, I'M ASSOCIATED PRESS, liPI, NEW YORK TIMES SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A judge has rejected a proposal to reduce a bond Patricia Hearst, 20. faces on bank rob- bery charges as a means of in- ducing the fugitive newspaper heiress to surrender. U. S. District Judge Oliver Carter said Friday he was sym- pathetic toward the efforts of the parents for her return. But he said it was "a matter in which I have no control. When Miss Hearst appears be- fore the court, we can then ne- gotiate as to what is reasonable bail and can look into what are the appropriate standards to apply." Attorney James Maclnnis. re- tained by Mr. and Mrs. Ran- dolph Hearst, said, "The parents of this girl are saying to her. 'Please come home' and saying, 'Please, Judge Carter, help us'.'" Opposes Motion U. S. Attorney James Brown- ing opposed the motion. "Once Miss Hearst is before the court, we would have no ob- jection to reducing bail, provid- ed she does give adequate as- surance that she will be availa- ble to stand he said. She was indicted June C in the robbery of a San Fran- cisco bank April 15. She also has been charged with violating federal weapons laws in Los An- geles. She faces bail on each set of charges. The S.ymbionese Liberation Army claimed it abducted Miss Hearst Feb. 4. But she said later in tape recordings that she became a member of the terror- ist group and took part in the robbery. Maclnnis said the real pur- pose of the motion was an at- tempt by Miss Hearst's parents to send a message to her by any possible channel. "Violent Deterrent" "They want to get word to the girl that, if she surfaces or sur- renders, bail 'will be set at a reasonable be said. He added that continuance of the bail at would be a "violent deterrent to her ever giving herself up." Carter said he realized the bail was high and should proba- bly be reduced, but said it was a matter to be discussed only with the defendant present. The parents, who live in su- burban Hillsborough, did not ap- pear in court. Union Assessed Strike Damages ST. LOUIS (AP) -Teamsters Union Local GOO was ordered Thursday to pay nearly mil- lion to 64 trucking firms for damages the companies in- curred during a .17-day strike 1870. U.S. District Judge Roy Har- per, who assessed the damages, had previously ruled that a strike conducted by the local was illegal and that the St. Lom's Motor Carriers Council and its member trucking firms were entitled to compensation. The strike lasted from April 1 to May 8 despite orders to the union members lo return to their jobs by International Pre- sident Frank Fitzsimmons. Doctor Says Nixon Needs Lengthy Rest SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) Richard Nixon has left the hospital but is under travel re- strictions that will keep him off the witness stand in the Water- gate cover-up trial for some time. Nixon was recuperating at his seaside villa Saturday after a 12-day stay in a Long Beach hospital. John Lungren, his physician, said the former President was "literally exhausted" and would require one to three months' rest. That made it unlikely he would appear soon as a witness in the trial of five former aides in Washington. The trial is ex- pected to last about three months. "Condition Worse" "I think after losing sleep, having repeated tests, I would say his condition is v.-orsc than when lie first came Lun- gren said. "And extreme poten- tial danger still remains." Nixon will take an anti- coagulant drug, Coumadin, for at least several months for his phlebitis, Lungren said. While taking it, he would be in danger of hcmorrhaging if lie suffered "physical trauma of any Lungren said. He will be able lo walk around freely within limits but "must not spend a protracted period of sitting in a ear or the doctor added. "Honest Conception" Nixon emerged from the hos- pital in a wheelchair with his leg propped up. Lungren said he knew some people still doubt the former President was actually ill "but this is my honest conception. I am trying to be non-political." ixporters Heed -UP1 Tck'pholo FIRST LADY BETTY FORD, who is regaining normal use of her arm following surgery, proves it by tossing a football to the President at Bethesda Naval hospital. The ball was a gift from George Allen, Washington Redskins coach. In the background, left, is Dr. William Lukasli, the President's physician. Next to him is Dr. William Fouty, who performed the surgery. Anne Sexton 72 Fishermen Feared Lost LIMA, Peru (AP) Officials said Saturday they fear 72 miss- ing fishermen whose boats cap- sized during Thursday's earth- quake were drowned. The fishermen were last re ported 50 miles offshore, exactly at the site of the epicenter. If confirmed, their deaths would bring the official toll to 135. The government said 1.7C2 persons were injured and an es- timated were homeless. A complete tally was not expected for several days. Review Angola Freedom Action LISBON, Portugal government will review its de- cision to grant independence to Angola, Portugal's richest Afri- can colony, according to For- eign Minister Mario Soares. Pulitzer Poet WESTON, Mass. Sexton, a Pulitizcr Prize-winning poet whose work was pre- occupied with death, ha.s teen found dead at her home and may liave taken her own life. police said. She was 45. Mrs. Sexton, recently vorccd, was found Friday inside an idling car in her garage. She dead at Ihe er WASHINGTON (AP) Morchouse, former son Rockefeller gave Secretary of Stale Kissinger when Kissinger left Rockefeller's staff nomination as G.O.P. guberna was pronounced scene. "It was either suicide or na- tural Detective LI. Lawrence Cugini said. Mrs. Sexton won a Pulitzer Prize in 1967 for her book "Live or largely devoted lo the subject of death. Her most re- cent worlc, "The Death Note- began with Novelist Ernest Hemingway's exhorta- tion to "make a living out of your death." "My undertaker waits for she wrote. Of Jonah, pondering his fate as the whale swallowed him, she said, "This is my death and il will profil me to understand it." "Anne was one of the most vivid metaphorists said a friend, Poet Maxine Kumin, also winner of a Pulitzer Prize. 'She wrote very personal and anguished poetry." "There was absolutely no warning no signs at said Mrs. Kumin, who had unched with Mrs. Sexlon Fri- lay. Asked if Ilia divorce had left Soares told newsmen Friday j her despondent. Mrs. Kumin review commission had bccnjsaid, "II was not he. Life had ippoinlcd. He gave no further I a depressing effect on her." details. I Two daughters survive. to join the Nixon administra- tion. A confirm' York state Republican chair man instrumental in his firs torial candidate. Rockefeller commuted More spokesman for Kissingcrjhousc's sentence for bribery ii 'irmed Friday night that the the granting of slate liquor li- secretary accepted] the money and put it into trusts for his two children. "In early 19G9, after Dr. Kis- singer left Gov. Rockefeller's employ and before joining the White House staff, Rockefeller told Kissinger he wanted to make a gift to him at the close of (heir 15-year associa- said the spokesman, Paul Hare. censes in December, 1970, be- cause of the Jailer's ill health. He had been convicted in 1988. Ronan Gifts During the senate hearings on his nomination, Rockefeller said he commuted the sentence be- cause Morchouse was gravely ill with colon cancer and Park- inson's disease. The Gannett story also said He said Kissinger has filed Rockefeller reportedly made gift tax returns covering the gifts to William Ronan, a long- cash and "the secretary under- lime top aide. stands Rockefeller also filed gift lax returns on the gift." Long Adviser Ronan became president of the Porl Authority of New York land New Jersey last spring. "More that he was chairman of Bi The Washington Post reported j the New York City Metropolitan Saturday that Sen. Howard Can- chairman of Transportation Authority, a post senate lo which he was appointed by Rockefeller. Reports of the gifts were said to have originated in material turned over to the senate com- miltee for its confirmation hear- ings. This included income and gift tax returns furnished by j Rockefeller. S rules committee which held hearings on Rockefeller's nom- ination as vice president, has asked Rockefeller lo explain the Kissinger gift and others. But a spokeswoman for Can- non said: "1 cannot confirm or deny thai." Kissinger was a foreign policy adviser to Rockefeller for many years. A story by Peter Behr of the Gannett, newspaper chain first disclosed the Kissinger gift. II md the Pc-sl also reported Rock- MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A jcfeller gave to L. Jud. cojn has an. inounced his firm paid a record for the 1804 Idler U. S. 'silver dollar, one of 15 known authentic dollars bearing that date. The Guinness Book of Records lists as the previous high paid for a single for Silver Dollar 5sege lerms: Surrender Is Sole Solution SANTO DOMINGO Dominican government is de- manding the unconditional sur- render of terrorists holding seven hostages in the Venezue- lan consulate. "There have been and will be no the govern' ment said Friday in its first public statement since the siege icgan Sept. 27. General Rafael Guzman Acos- !a, head of the National Police, told newsmen: "The only solu- tion is that they turn themselves over to authorities to face Do- ninican justice and that they do no harm lo any of the host- ages." The hostages include a U.S. Information Service official, Barbara Hutchison. Guzman Acosla said if tiie guerillas do not give up, "they will be the only ones responsible ['or anything which might hap- pen in the consulate." Earlier Friday, lerrorisl lead- er Radames Mendez Vargas mel jricfly with American Ambas- sador Robert Hurwilch and the Spanish and Venezuelan envoys and told them the hostages were in bad shape. But a spokesman for Hurwilch ;aid the report was evidently (Continued: Page 2, Col. 2.) WASHINGTON (AP) Ex- pressing dismay at an unexpect- ed Soviet move to make mas- sive grain purchases, Agricul- ture Secretary Butz announced agreement Saturday on a halt to shipments from this country valued at more than mil- lion. Butz said, after a lengthy round of White House confer- that officials of two grain-nxporting companies heeded an appeal by President Ford lo "hold in abeyance" shipments totaling 125 million bushels. Were the corn and wheat to be shipped, Bulz said, prices at home would have jumped up- wan! Ford's principal con- cern. Responding to questions, the secretary said he wished the So- jviets had given some advance lolice of the magnitude of the deal they tried to strike. Other Purchases He indicated the U. S. govern- ment has evidence that addi- tional Soviet purchases hac acen in the works before Fore acted to hold up the deal with Continental Grain Co. of New York and Cook Industries, Inc., of Memphis. Bulz said the U. S. still hopes to supply a fraction of Sovicl grain needs. He reported this would be discussed in Moscow next week by Treasury Secrc tary Simon, who had scheduto the trip prior to revelation o the attempted purchase. Bulz said he viewed tin agreement on a voluntary em bargo as a move that will make export controls less likely. While expressing anew his adamant opposition lo forma export curbs, he said, "I thoroughly agree with what the President is trying to ac- complish." Bulk of Ncgolialing Butz reported Ford spent 15 minutes meeting with represent- atives of the exporting compa- nies and top federal officials in. volved. It seemed evident that the bulk of the negotiating was con- ducted by Bulz and Simon. ,S i m o n Friday night nounccd the administration de- cision to hold up shipments. He served notice at that time :hat he expects exporters to seek While House approval be- fore arranging future contracts [o ship grain abroad. Butz broke off a six-day West- ern lour lo fly here from Cali- 'ornia for Saturday's meetings. Some 91 million bushels of corn and 34 million bushels of wheat were said to be involved in Inc. transaction. Existing law empowers the Five Die in Fire PHILADELPHIA (UPIl Five persons died and another was injured in a lire which swept through a two-story home before dawn Saturday. Toddy's Chuckle The cosl of living lias risen so much I hat some merchants arc thinking of their bargain basement up lo the Illird door. lonvrmM MONROE, Mich. third-graders at Sodl elemen- tary school chose the b o s 1 printer in the class to pen a long letter lo President Ford suggesting ways lo .save energy. But Brock Ilnrslcy, 8, told his teacher, Fonteila Lyke, that he goofed in writing purls of the Iwo-hy-thrce fool letter. Brock said that in his ex- citement lie extended the line for the children's signatures into a message wishing Mrs. Ford a .speedy recovery. Apparently the goof didn't bother Ford, who posed Fri- day in front of replies In an appeal for conservation recommendations, and read the following suggestions by Brock and his classmalcs: "We will turn off all lights when we aren't using them. "We will ride our bikes lo our friends instead of having Dad lake us in Ihe car. will limit our phone ralK "We will keep Hie thermo- stat at (il! "We will always close the door in cold weather. "We will get things otil of the refrigerator quickly. "We will remember to turn off Hie water faucets. "We will limit our TV watching and turn il off when no one is walching. "We will cat dinner when Mom cooks il so that she will not have to reheat it." Mrs. Lyke was ecstatic lo learn of UK; President's use of her class' Idler. "Oh. wow. I don't believe il. I've been trying In get hold of my principal lo loll him, but he's not she said. "I've goi to tell somebody." Mrs. Lyke, mother of five, said she missed televi- sion newscasts showing Ford with Ihe giant Idler. "1 didn't sec il. I was out Inking one of my children somewhere, or picking one up, or something. I missed il." She said she asked the members of her class "if they would like lo write a letter to him with our suggestions. They said, 'The President, wow! Polish Leader Will See Ford WARSAW (UPI) Communist party first secre- i tary, Edward Gicrck, will fly to I the U. S. Sunday for an official i visit at Ihe invitation of Pres- ident Ford. Gierek will night in New York and Monday! (at Ihe U. S. government guesl RED BLUFF, Calif. (APi e v c n t c c n human skeletons lave been uncovered in a rcnch-like grave on a ranch 20 miles south of here, police say. Investigators said Friday the bones may he those of Chinese laborers who worked in the area in the lale 1800s. But officials said they would not attempt to pinpoint Ihe age of the remains until the bones arc analyzed by the anthropol- ogy department at the Universi- ty of California at Davis. mile grave i east of the Sacramento River in rolling bills between Los Molinas and Vina. 1971 Case about six miles from the She said Ihe children talked house m Va. He about their suggestions and K" luesday me nf jn m she listed Iliem on the board. Then Brock was chosen lo print Hie Idler. "He does a nice job so picked said Mrs. .latfu Kloclnl AMSTERDAM (AP) Leon- lard Jaffe, deputy administrator mass murder case in which Lilian Corona, a migrant labor [contractor, was convicted. But investigators said there were no similarities to that case and Ihe skeletons found Fririav Lyko. "Brock told me he 'of the U. S. space agency, made a goof, but I said that's jhcen elected president of ihe In-1 were "very old." right. They're bunch of kids." great jlernnlional Aslronaiitical Fcder- Asked about the possibility of I another mass murder case, Un- rove dershcriff Marvin Essex told re- porters, "If it was. it would have been years ago." Deputy Larry Prilchard said workers were leveling previous- ly unused ranchland to plant al- falfa when they uncovered Ihe first skeleton Fridav. "Approximately four feet un- derground they started digging up lie said. "They ap- peared to have been piled on top of one another. It looks like a continuous ditch or Irench-like _' deal stretching .10 lo 40 he President lo order halts to ex- port of such commodities. Treasury and agriculture of- ficials said the grain contracts had been delected through the agriculture department's recenl- ly-established requirement that all major grain exports be re- ported to it. "Part of Deal" Sources in Moscow said the transaction actually was part of the 1972 Soviet-U.S. grain deal, which called for deliveries over a three-year period. Deliveries continued up to last December, when the Soviets agreed to a U.S. request to defer more shipments until it was clear whether the 1974 U.S. crop would meet domestic needs, the sources said. Other economic develop- ments: lleluil beef prices during the week declined 1.6 cents a pound, according lo the department of agriculture. Amslnr Corp., largest sugar refiner and marketer in the U.S., said its wholesale price of grocery sugar in the Midwest went up Friday by 10 percent. It was announced that Bangla- desh will get million worth of U.S. wheat and million in U.S. rice under the Food for Peace program, parl of the foreign aid plan. The house Republican, task force on anli-lrust and monopo- ly problems shelved a confiden- tial staff report urging curbs on fanner cooperatives as means of reducing food prices. Prison Terms to Four in Massive Housing Fraud NEW YORK (AP) 'Four persons, including t.he head of one of the largest mortgage- lending firms in the East, were free on bail Saturday pending appeal of sentences received for bilking the government of million in federal funds car- marked to help the poor buy homes. Harry Bernstein, president of the Eastern Service Corp. of Hempstead. N. Y., was sen- tenced to five years and fined Friday, while his wife, Rose, got four years and a fine. U. S. District Judge Anthony T r a v i a sentenced Florence Behar, a supervisor for Eastern, and Melvin Cardona, a Bronx real estale broker, to two years each. He fined Hie woman and Cardona Eastern Service was fined after Assistant U. S. Al- .orney Anthony Accetla fold fravia (lie firm was "a festcr- ng pool of bribery." The scheme involved procur- ng false credit records and 'alse appraisals which were ise.d to obtain Federal Housing Authority insurance for unduly ligh mortgages on rundown louses in Queens and Brooklyn icighborhoods. When low-income buyers were inablc to meet mortgage pay- ncnts or finance repairs, their oans had lo be foreclosed by he FIIA at heavy losses to the jovernmcnt. The fraud involved bribes by to appraisers to inflate he value of the homes. Tho.se sentenced Friday were unong nine individuals or firms ndicted in the case. One dc- cndant was acquitted and the ury deadlocked on the other hrce. Prilchard said the site is about Ihrec miles from Vina, now a liny community of about 100 which in Ihe laic 1800s had a population of about Chin- ese laborers. "Possibly these could be the remains of Chinese. They do not appear to be Indian. There were no Indian relics or Prilchard said. There was no immediate evi- dence to indicate the area could have been Ihe site of an old cemetery, officials said. Today's Index Comics Church Crossword Daily Record...... Deaths Kditorial Features Financial Miiriim Movies Sports Television Want Ads II Ii 7 s, in f, IMS ;