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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 22, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather- I'm-lly cloudy tonight with lows In Hie upper Ms. Cloudy with a chance of ruin Satur- day, highs In 50s. VOLUME 92 _. NUMBER 317 CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CKDAK UAPIDS, IOWA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1874 HIJACK ASSOCIATED PHESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Ford Vows Defense Aid To Koreans SEOUL (UPI) t- Presiden Ford received a tumultuous confetti-strewn welcome Frida' from an estimated 2 million South Koreans and pledgee there would be no reduction in U. S. military support to assure their country's independence. 'Ford promised "prompt am effective assistance to repe (any) armed attack against the Republic of (South) Korea in ac- cordance with the mutual de fense treaty of 1954." He said the U. S. will not reduce its troop garrison in South Korea. The President's pledges were (PhoLo on Picture Page) contained in a joint communi- que which he and South Korean President Chung Hee Park is- sued after two hours of private talks. Dissatisfaction Before the talks started, Sec- retary of State Kissinger in- d i c a t e d Ford intended1 to express dissatisfaction with the Park regime's harsh trealmenl of dissenters. But Kissinger hole out little hope Ford could bring about a change in Park's con- troversial domestic policies. The communique said the two presidents discussed the pro- g r a m to modernize South Korea's army. A spokesman said Ford told Park the U. S. government is prepared to spend up to million on the plan, but he cautioned that congress would have to appro- priate the money. The spokesman refused to say if Ford told his host that demo- cratic reforms in Korea would help to get the money .out of congress.' To Hear Dissidents Later Ford agreed to have an aide meet spokesmen for dis- sident factions. Press Secretary Ron Nessen appeared in the hotel press cen- ter shortly before midnight to say that five clergymen repre- senting Protestant and Romai Catholic groups would meet with Richard Smyser, whom he des- cribed as .a senior member of tlie National Security Counci staff, to hear the clerics' com- plaints. Nessen said Smyser woulc stay -over in Korea after Ford's departure to meet with the churchmen. The press secretary promised that whatever the clergymen told Smyser would be passed on to Ford. Invitation To Visit The communique also salt Park had accepted an invitation to visit the U. S., although no date was set. Park, who came to power in 1961, has been in the Officials with Recovered Chicago Loot UPI TelCRllOlo four previous oc- U. S. on casions. Ford's meeting with Park at Blue House, Ihe Soutli Korean presidential mansion so-namec for its blue-tiled roof, followec an arrival ceremony at' Kimpo International airport in which the President said: "I am here to reaffirm our friendship anc give it new meaning and life." A stale dinner given by Park in the Korean capital building completed Ihe day's official ac- tivities. Warmest Greeting The noisy, colorful greeting (Continued: rage 3, Col. 8.) Today's Index Comics Crossword Dully Itccord Deaths Editorial Features Farm Financial Mnrion Movies Sor.icly Sports Sliilc Television Want Ads .......20 20 ........3 .......n .......l> .......M .......21 9 ....11-13 10 R. 22-27 CHICAGO (AP) The FBI ias disclosed that about ?2.1 million of the million stolen Oct. 20 in Ihe largest cash burg- ary in U.S. history has been 'ound in- a Chicago West side jasement. Federal and local officials said Thursday night the money was found in the basement of a Hingnlow, buried in a scven- 'oot hole and covered with five nches of fresh cement. Most of tlie money was in small bills of and de- nominations, authorities said. The house belonged to Dorothy Warrcra, grandmother of one of he six men charged in connec- ion with the robbery. Officials said she has been ill and was living with her daugli- er. Her grandson, Ralph Mar- era, was the guard on duty at the Purolator Security, Inc. vault the night the money was taken. U.S. Attorney James Thomp- son praised the cooperation of law enforcement agencies which helped in the recovery. He re- fused, however, to say who tipped off authorities. He said the money was found by Agent Maureen-Higgins. The six men were arrested within 10 days of the burglary and charged with bank larceny, bank burglary and illegal use of explosives. They arc held in lieu of bond. Authorities believe a large in Auto Industry To Be Jobless Next Month DETROIT (AP) At least blue collar auto workers and thousands more while col- lar employes will be out of work part or all of next month be- cause of mounting production cutbacks in the faltering auto- mobile industry. General Motors said Thursday it will shut nine car assembly plants for'one or two weeks December and lay 'off workers because of declining sales. Meanwhile, Ford said it is furloughing white collar workers' Dec. Chrysler Effort of Boy Pilots Fails BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) Two Iccnagors receiving in- fractions from a control tower "lew a email private plane .'100 nilcs after Ihe pilot suffered a icart atlack but panicked as hey tried lo land in poor vcalhcr. The plane crashed, killing all four aboard. The pilot was stricken after akeoff from Cali, and the boys, fi and 17, look over. Instructed )y the Bogota control lower, hey managed lo fly lo the Bo- gota airporl hut bad wealher in as Ihcy Iricd lo land. "We are having difficulties, vc cannot see was he hist message. They crashed ihnul Iwo miles from Ihe main larl of Ihe airport, in full view if Ihe lower. vealed plans to lay off white collar workers 'soon hut would lot confirm reports the number wculd be as high as In Windsor, Ont., Chrysler of lanada said workers vould be laid off starting Friday rom Canadian plants which supply parts for the firm's U. S. operations. More Than Fifth The latest GM layoffs' will moan more than 20 percent of the induslry's hourly work force of about will be jobless next month, about of them indefinitely. An additional have been scheduled for tempo- rary layoffs this month only. Blue collar layoffs next month currently are estimated at at Chrysler, at Ford and at General Motors. GM, which currently has near- ly hourly workers on in- definite layoff, said workers temporarily f u r 1 o u ghed next month will receive full holiday pay for the normal Chrislmas- to-New Year's shutdown. Other developments: Ford announced it has cut ?6G off the base price of ils sub- compact two-door which suffered a 37 percent sales de- cline in early November. Ford said ihe Pinto will carry a base making it he lowest-priced American- nade car. The company also said it is using less expensive ,ires as standard equipment, re- ducing prices another Toyota Motor Sales ,U. S. A. announced ils 1975 Corona and Celica models-will be priced be- tween and higher than comparable 1974 models. It said the increases, which range from 12.5 to 16.G percent, (Continued: Page 3, Col. 4.) Military Base Reshuffle To Eliminate Many Jobs WASHINGTON (AP) The Pentagon Friday announced a coast-to-coast reshuffling and re- part of the money still missing ot military bases and may be in banks in the Baha- mas, where two of those charged were arrested. The Bahama banks, which operate under Swiss rules of secrecy, have refused lo divulge how much was deposited by the men ar- rested. headquarters that will eliminate about civilian jobs and transfer army and air force personnel over the next two and a-lialf years. The moves are aimed chiefly at shifting about million a year from support functions lo ncrenscd combat capability. The uniformed personnel will be switched to combat and combal- rclated assignments. The 111 "base realignment ac- as the Pentagon called hem. will affect dozens of in- stallations. But only Iwo major were ordered army's I'Yankford arsenal in Philadel- phia and Mllinglnn airbasn, Houston. Ahout Half One congressional source said ihout half the civilians offered ransfcrs could be expected to ]iiit Iheir defense jobs rather han rolr.cale. Many army, air force and dc- cnsi! supply agency depols. aborntorics and offices will lose nanpower and womenpowcr, but Pueblo army depot, Colo.; Blue Grass army depot, Lexington, Ky.; Griffiss airbase, Rome, N. Y.; and Richards-Gcbaur air- base near Kansas City. Civilian jobs will be reduced by at least at each. The Savanna army depot, Savanna, III., will transfer ils weapons storage and ammuni- tion mission to Sierra army depnl, Hcrlong, Calif, and will David L. Dahl, 24, route three, Cedar Rapids, was dead on ar- rival at a Cedar Rapids hospital Thursday with a gunshot wound lo his head. Linn Sheriff Walter Grant said the guri was being held by an acquaintance, Kenneth Avis, 24, and that the shooting was considered accidental. Grant said the shooting took place at Avis' residence at the Vcrnon View 'addition east of Cedar Rapids about a.m. The sheriff said Ihe bullet cult-red near Dahl's left eye and exited at the hack of Die lop of the head. He said the gun was a .30 cal. revolver which Avis said he was showing to Dahl. Deputies reported a polygraph cst indicated Avis was telling the truth when he said he was playing with the gun and it weni off accidentally. The case has been closed. Avis had purchased the gun Oct. 23. The shooting was reported bj a woman in Avis' body shop behind his residence. She tele- phoned authorities at a.m. There were no (witnesses to the shooting, Grant said. David Leonard Dahl was born March 22, 1950, at Cedar Rapids. He attended schools in Anamosa and Monticello and Bombs Killing 19 Stir Outcry Against Irish was employed as a garage me- chanic at Cedar Rapids. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ulfcrts, Anamosa; two brothers, Kenneth and Richard, botli of Cedar Rapids; a daugh- ter, Tina, Marion; three sisters, Dorothy Williams and Mrs. Daniel Townsend, both of Cedar Rapids, and Mrs. Earl Baker, (Continued: Page 3, Col. 5.) (Continued: Page 3, Col. B.) BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) -Home Secretary Roy Jenkins Friday pledged an all-out cam- paign against Irish terrorists after bombs killed 19 people and fanned anti-Irish feeling in this second largest English city The explosions in two crowdec bars Thursday night injured 184. Police announced arrest of five men suspected of planting the bombs. They were seized at Hey- sham as they attempted to board a ferry for Belfast. In London, Jenkins told the bouse of commons that emer- gency laws may be introducec to combat terrorism in Britain but He gave no details. "There is no question of us submitting to a victory for ter- rorism and we arc determined to demonstrate the will to he declared. He represents Birmingham district in Parlia ment. "Keep Tempers" Countering fears that Ihe Bir- mingham bombings could trig ger a wave of vengeance at tacks against Britain's Irish communities, Jenkins appealec to Britons lo keep their temp ers. If they lake the law into theii own hands, lie warned, "the damage will be still greater and the victory for extremists an terrorists would be greater." The Birmingham p ub 1 i blamed the Irish Republicar Army, whose bombs have killed (Photo on Picture Page; at least 30 olher people in Eng land in Ihe tust two years. However, officials did not im mediately link the Birmingham bombings to the IRA. The death toll was the heavi est in any bombing in Englanc or Northern Ireland since the war between Roman Catholic pd Protestant extremists begai in Ulster five years ago. Youth Gangs Gangs of youths took lo the ilreels of Birmingham, shoul- ng "We hale the A jasoli'ic bomb was thrown tirough the window of a Catho- ic priest's house. "The Irish war has finally come to said John Stokes, a Conservative member of Ihe house of commons. He called for (he death penalty "for the perpetrators of these appalling crimes." There was speculation the bombings were in response lo tlie government's refusal to al- low funeral services in Birming- ham for James McDaid, an IRA officer killed in Coventry last week -when a bomb he was set- ling exploded prematurely. His body was brought to Birming- ham Thursday and flown to Dublin. The Birmingham Post said it received a telephone warning at p.m. Thursday that bombs had been planted in the city. About 15 minutes later explo- sions devastated the crowdec Mulberry Bush, pub and the nearby Tavern in the Town, located in the Rotunda, a shop- ping and office center in the heart of Birmingham. 200 There "My pub has been completely said Dick Lome, proprietor of the Tavern in the Town. "There were about 20( people in it when the bomb went off and_ there may still be people buried in the rubble. "1 was going to put a record on the juke box when all hell was let said Michael Mills, 18. "There was a massive explosion. Bodies were every- where. I had to climb over them to get out." "The area around the Mul- berry Bush was like' a casualty clearing station with dead and injured all over the another witness reported. Police said they found two bombs that failed to explode One was on lop of a lon oil lank at a hotel. Its deto- nator fired but the explosive failed to go off. New Type Doctors reported the terror isls apparently used a new type of bomb that'caused horrible burns as well as multiple inju ries. Dr. James Inglis said he be lieved the searing flashburn el feels of the bombs were worse than napalm. "If we're going lo see lliii lype of explosive used, f regarc it as not only inhuman but sa he said. He said most of the casualties were aged between 18 and 20. Senate Unit Votes 9-0 for Rockefeller WASHINGTON (AP) The senate rules committee voice manimously Friday to recom- mend approval of Nelson Rock- kcfeller lo be vice-president. The 9 lo 0 vote sends the Bishops Question It WASHINGTON (AP) U.- S. Roman Catholic bishops have authorized a committee to question the confirmation of Nelson Rockefeller because of his position allowing abor- tion, il was learned Friday. lomination to Ihe senate floor, 'he full senate is expected to after congress returns from Is brief Thanksgiving recess. The committee decision be- :ame unanimous when Sen. illen (D-Ala.) joined the major- He had said earlier he had not made up his mind how he would vole because lie disapproved of Today's Chuckle Rockefeller's "big government, Yon may not know when you're, well off, but Ihc Inter- nal Revenue Service does. Coijyrluhl lax-and-spend philosophy." But Allen said he believes the nominee has moved philosoph- ically toward the right in recent years. Blind Student Wants into Army 3 cad ihem down but was unable Net losses will range from iboul civilian jnbs at Krankford to ns few as a in sonic small offices. Next lo Fr.'inkford, Ihc big- gest losers will be Ellington; MILWAUKEE" (AP) A blind Milwaukee coilege stu- dent, rejcclcd by recruiters because lie's not fit for com- bal, is waging a personal bat- tle lo enlist in the U. S, army. Michael Welch, 21, says he and olhcr handicapped Ameri- cans should be allowed lo serve in Ihe military. He says it's his patriotic duly. "II's not Welch said of Ihc army requirement that all males be qualified for combat duty. "There are plenty of olhcr things han- dicapped people can do. This is discrimination againsl peo- ple with handicaps." A social welfare major at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, Welch wanls io serve as an army prison coun- selor. "My basic premise is thai women are allowed into the service without being quali- fied for combat, so han- dicapped people should, he said. He said his congressman, Rep. Clement Zablocki (D- Wis.) is looking into legisla- tion lo 'allow qualified han- dicapped persons to enlist. "I'm more than qualified other than being blind, and Ihat shouldn't hold me Welch said, lie has been total- ly blind since birth. Five feel, eight inches I all and 155 pounds, he said he has no other physical drawbacks. A certified sport parachutist with more than 50 jumps, he said he might even try out for 1 h c Golden Knights, the army's show team of preci- sion parachutists. "Think whal good publicity it would be for them lo have a blind he said. Welch said many fellow stu- dents look askance at his ef- forts. "A lot of people over age 30 Ihink it's wonderful, but a lol under 30 Ihink I'm he said. "I don't care I want to got in for patriotic reasons. I believe every American man has a right lo wear Ihat uni- form." Welch, who said he may file a discrimination suit against t h c army, believes han- dicapped recruits could be in- .slnimonliil in realizing an all- volunteer armv. "Handicapped people can do a lot of Ihings outside com- bat he said. "Some- body has to do these Ihings, and right now they're being done by people who could oth- erwise fight." In addition, he said many handicapped p c r s o n s who can't find civilian jobs could be gainfully employed in the service. "It could mean a whole new useful life for many handicapped lie said. "But it's more than a ca- reer for he added. "It's almost a sacred right Ihat every American .serve his country if he wanls. This country has been good lo me., and I want lo do whatever I can." Gazette Leased Wires TUNIS, Tunisia Arab gue- rillas freed an elderly man, two women and a baby frcm a hi- iacked plane Friday and extend- ed a deadline for killing host- ages, the Tunisian news agency aid. Three 'guerillas with subma- chine guns stormed the British VC-10 in the Persian Gulf sheik- dom of Dubai late Thursday. They threatened lo kill one passenger every two hours un- ess comrades jailed in Europe and the Middle East were freed. Egypt Refuses In Cairo, where most of the ;uerillas whose freedom was sought were under house arrest, the Egyptian government said any demands to release the [uerillas would have to be chan- neled through the Palestine Lib- eration Organization. The PLO has already con- demned the seizure of the air- liner. "We will do everything to avoid shedding Tunisian Foreign Minister Habib Chatti said in Paris. He cut short Vi visit to France and took off for Tunis to be on hand at the air- port. The Two Wounded guerillas wounded stewardess and a porter when they seized the plane. The flight originated in London, stopped in Beirut, and was bound for Cal- ctilla, Singapore and Brunei on Ihe island of Borneo. The guerillas threatened to alow Up the plane and the 47 persons aboard unless they got fuel and a 'substitute stewardess. The Dubai government complied and Ihe plane took off for Trip- oli. Libya. It refueled in Tripoli and flew on to Tunis, and Tel Aviv 'air- jort sources said there were in- dications two other persons were wounded enroute. Turns airport was sealed off to all but official vehicles, and all oulgoing and ncoming flights were barred, but 'it was not 'known if any wounded were taken off the plane.' Demands at Odds Two newsmen allowed aboard the erafit said tlie guerillas de- manded the release of 13 com- jailed in Khartoum and }ome, and would kill one pass- enger every two hours unless they got them. But a Palesti- lian splinter group in Beirut said tlie hijackers soughlt the re- ease of two guerillas jailed in -tolland, and would kill every Dutch, Belgian and Luxembourg lostage unless their demand was met. Still another guerilla state- nent said the group would cx- cule a British hostage every 50 linutes unless Ihc British gov- rnment issued a statement declaring its responsibility for he greatest crime in the history f humanity, which is Ihe es- ablishment of the Zionist entity There was no immediate ex- lanalion' for HID difference mong the demands. 13 in Egypt In Rome, officials said there vore no Palestinian terrorists eld in Italian jails. But five uerillas charged with plotting o blow up an Israeli jetliner in lomc in September 1973 were ater freed from Italian jails nd flown to Cairo. Eight other guerillas convicted Khartoum, Sudan, of killing wo U.S. diplomats and a Bcl- ian envoy last year, were also flown to Cairo. Reports onflict on whether the eight rom Khartoum and the five rom Rome are in prison, or merely under house arrest awaiting transfer to another Arab country. "Abon Mnhmoud" A statement distributed in Beirut by Palestinians calling themselves "The Martyr Abou (Continued: Col. 7.)   

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