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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 19, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Cloudy, not as ciml (illicit. Lows in -His. Partly cloudy, warmer Sunday. Highs in low 60s. VOLUME 02 NUMBER 283 CICDAK RAPIDS, IOWA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1974 CITY FINAL 15 CENTS ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Ford Warning 'Landslide Could Spell Dictatorial Congress' GREENVILLE, S. C. (AP) enjoy being criticized by Hie President Ford Saturday in- prcss but "I would be even TIJUANA (AP) Mexican federal police and army troops raided a federal prison to break up what they said was a pri- soner-directed heroin smuggling ring, considered the biggest since the "French Connection" case. Officials said Friday the ring- leadens called the shots from behind bars in the La Mesa pen- itentiary in a smuggling racket doing an estimated million business monthly. Seized records revealed a network that included France, Mexico, the U. S. and Canada, the officials said. Federal police said that in one ringleader's prison quarters they found in American currency, worth of jew- elry and elaborate telephone codes and drug transaction records. In Mexican prisons, inmates may keep some private posses- sions and live in quarters other than cells. Some even run small shops behind bars. Major Oullet The federal Drug Enforcement Administration said there were strong indications the ring had replaced the now-defunct "French Connection" operation as the major outlet for heroin originating in France. The famous "French Connec- publicized in a movie of the same name, was a thriving the voked the name of former Pres-jnlorc concerned if the press ident Eisenhower to bolster "Ot l" criticize Gaulle Insert Wires I1 ord said he would try to con- i claim that top-heavy Democrat- tinuc lhl! lcasml A fcdoidl dficncy acting al ic victories in the November with Ihc press that he enjoyed ol  ccn listed as an adjustment to '.lie cost of the investment. Rockefeller said his revised ncome figure from 1963 to 1974 vas His revised tax 'igure for that period was Greenville appearance was tha last slop of his four- point tour of South Carolina. Earlier he spoke at the Grecn- villc-Spartanburg airport and then used a helicopter for trips lo Anderson and Rock Hill. His only non-political appear- ance of the day was to dedicate the 22-monlh-old headquarters of the Anderson Independent and the Daily Mail. Ford said: "It is not the function of Hie press lo propagandize for any party, any President or any sec- tion of the public. You call things as you .see Ihcm." Differing "with those who ca- "I do not put as much empha- sis on public relations as f do on 'undamenlal human relations. We can all disagree without )eing disagreeable." Addressing an airport crowd of several thousand earlier, Ford called for election of Re- lublican senate and house can- didates who will "cut red tape, cut the budget and, in effect, cut the mustard." Appearing witii Sell. Thurmond (R-S.C. and the state's major G.O.P. vote-seekers, the Pres- ident said the men and women :ie was endorsing were "trying to give you competition" in poli- codar Rnplds Thomas Wallace, 23, of 808 Pawnee drive NW, a senior al Iowa Stale university, was killed Saturday in a two-car head-on crash on U.S. highway 69 near Ihe Ankeny city limits. Four passengers in the car driven by Wallace were injured in Ihe crash. Hospitalized in Des Moincs in critical condition were Mark Locschcn, 18, Spencer, and Malt Eccles, 18, Rolfe, while Phil Ilol- irook, 20, St. Cloud, Minn., and George Schmidt. 10, Spencer, were being held for observation at a DCS Moines hospital. The driver of Ihe other car, Delano Wang, 39, Ulcn, Minn., was reported in fair condition at DCS Moincs hospital. He was charged by state troopers with drunk driving. Wallace was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple inju- Leslie Wallace jorn July 7, 1951, in Mason City. le had lived in Cedar Rapids nosl of his life and was grad- latcd from Jefferso n high school. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist church mil Beta Thcla Pi fraternity. In addition lo his parents, Mr. nnd Mrs. Robert L. Wallace, he s survived by a brother, Terry R., Cedar Rapids; his grand- larcnls, Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Vnllacc, Mason City, and his legorizc the journalist as a clif- grandmother, Mrs. Clara Hell- J nr. T fl.IIllr- fcrcnt kind of he said he looks on each one as an individual and added, "Although I have had a lot of adversaries in my political life, 1 have no list of enemies. Nor will I ever have." Ford said he naturally did nol ne. Lake Mills. stricken Honduras, it was an- nounced Saturday. An aide to Hep. Obey (D- who has been working with the Wisconsin National Farm Organization on the proj- ect, said the Agency for Inter- national Development will ship the slaughtered calves to Hon- duras. The Wisconsin NFO earlier this week offered the calves to Ford for the hurricane victims if he would guarantee shipment. An Iowa packing plant volun- teered to slaughter them free of charge. The offer was made after Ford criticized the NFO slaugh- ter of nearly 700 calves earlier 'in Ihe week to protest low catlle prices. Diihuque Firm Steve Pavich, president of Ihe Wisconsin NFO, had said that if the President refused the offer, the calves would be donated lo other charities. Earlier NFO of- ficials Ihrcalcncd lo slaughter the calves this weekend and bury them. An aide to Obey said Dubuque Packing Co. will slaughter the calves next week, probably Thursday, and the pounds of meat will be shipped lo Miami, where it will be load- ed on an AID ship. The spokesman said it will lake two days for transportation :o Honduras. "This shipment will be paid )y the federal .'buck Stollz, Dubuque Packing Co. vice-president, said. "It's ny understanding Ihc American Red Cross will distribute the meat and make sure it gets to ,he people it's supposed lo in Honduras." On Day Off However, Stoltz also said a 'disaster relief coordinator for I h c stale department says maybe the Red Cross will foot She bill for shipping the meal From New Orleans." Slollz said the plant's "entire work force of about 75 people in he veal and lamb department" will process the meat on their lay off. The firm will pay their wages. He said the veal "will be shipped by carcass with a plas- ic wrapping. Veal is vulnerable jecatisc it has no fat covering" ind deteriorates quickly. The plant offered lo process he meat free because "we just Keeps Police Hopping Where Did Kangaroo Come From? :apee from a rehabilitative pro-j gram supervised by the Eldora institution, hut located outside the facility. The youth had previously es- caped Sept. 25. from the police station when he was left alone momentarily. Police were hold- ing Ihe boy for questioning on a Chuckle Definition of lack of impact in ;i nudi.sl colony. At the lime the hoy was ar- rested for shoplifting, lie was a runaway from Ihc stale ju- venile home at Toledo. After his escape from the police sta- tion, authorities decided lo send him to the Kldora facility CHICAGO (AP) There's a to assist another policeman kangaroo on the loose and it's who had been ordered lo in- ;ol. the police department hop- vesligalc a citizen's complaint of a kangaroo in an alley. Al least six persons have "We turned into Cornelia reported seeing the four-and- street and there was the kan- a-half-fool, 100-pound native of garoo in the Byrne Australia leaping through res- recalled. They watched il hop idential neighborhoods on the into a back yard and radioed Northwest side in the last two days. And no one knows where it came from. Two husky policemen, Mi- chael Byrne and Cian- gi, mel up with il in an alley at a.m. Friday. While it might be unfair to sav they lost the battle that ensued, Ihe kangaroo escaped ami Ciangi is suffering sore shins. The two were on their way this message: "You won't be- lieve this, but we got the kan- garoo cornered in a yard. Send us some assistance il. almost had Ihc cuffs on him but I got scared and my partner got .seared when he started to growl. Then 1m started to .scream and get vicious. "We were afraid lie would bite us. Wo were afraid we would have to have rabies -shots. Later we found out they don't bite. "My partner got kicked pretty bad in the legs. He (Hie rive, the animal hopped a fence and look off down the "I'd say he was going 20 miles per Byrne said. Actually the animal is a she, not a he. Experts decided that after all wilnesses agreed il had a pouch. And Joel Kitchener, assis- tant, director of Ihe Lincoln Park said he believed Ihe creature was actually a wal- laby, a breed of kangaroo that looks Jike we're gonna have a kangaroo) smacks pretty grows lo six feet. He eslimat- fifiht." Byrne was right. Ho gave this account nf the battle: "He ran on us, but he fought when cornered him. Any animal will. Any man will. I good, but we got in a few good cd value at punches to the head and he must have fell it. Too bad we didn't have our nightsticks. Then we really could have hammered him." In any case the question remained: Where did the kan- garoo come from? No cir- cuses or zoos in the area have Services are pending il was shamc meal go to waste when call there after I p.m. Sun-jlhel'L' are starving some- said. t "Terrific Idea" i J "We thought the farmers in Wisconsin came up with a ter- rific idea to ship the meat lo i Honduras. It's going lo cost us WASHINGTON (UPI I _' jr.s I'rank Wills, 26, the security Stoltx. said the linn "sym- ;uard who discovered Ihe 1972 palhizes with Ihe plight of the. livestock feeders because of the low returns on their investment. "However, we do not agree with Ihe slaughter of these j calves, such as was done Tues- Conmiiltee chairman Roberljday when the meat was actually Strauss presented Wills with a wasted." plaque Friday for his "unique role in Ihc affairs of Ihe na- lion." 1 Wills lhankcd the committee! Demo Plaque to Breakin Finder burglary at Democratic national committee headquarters in the Watergate building, has been of- ficially thanked by the party. lor the award and its efforts in attempting lo find him em- ployment. Hi; has been out of work for Today's Index discovered the burglaiy. Cliou Mccling TOKYO Cliou Kn-lai met with Danish Premier Poul llartlinj; and his As squad cars began to ar- anyone else. reported one Nor has iwiff! in n IVkini; hospital Cluircli Page Comics Crossword Daily Record Deaths Kditnrhil Fraiurrs Marion...... Movies Sports Television..... .3 ..7 ..7 1 II .8 I day, a broadcast said.   

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