Cedar Rapids Gazette, December 22, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

December 22, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 22, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa SPECIAL EDUCATION FUNDING C.R. Tells Why Not Joining Pool MANURING OF CIVIL RIGHTS Programs Deal With All People (In Section A) (In Section B) Section A Weather today and to- night, high In low teens. Chance rain or snow tomorrow, high In 31s. CITY FINAL 35 CENTS VOLUME 92 NUMBER 347 CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES FORD ASSIGNS ROLE ID Kissinger Optimistic On Mid-East UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) Secretary or Slate Kissinger said Saturday he is still hopeful that peace can he achieved in the Middle East "and we believe it will he made." He said he would go on an- other Middle East trip when- ever the Arab and Israeli posi- tions were "sufficiently close to bring it but ruled out any "immediate" visit and said there had been "no dramatic new development." Kissinger spoke after meet- ing separately with U. N. Sec- retary-General Waldheim and Algerian Foreign Minister Ab- delaziz Bouteflika. "We are trying to bring about further progress in the negotiations and therefore we welcome any conciliatory statement that is made by ei- ther side that would help move them Kissin- ger said. "We are still hopeful that progress can be made and we believe it will be made." Kissinger said he told Wald- heim about his "step-by-step" approach which brought about Egyptian-Israeli and Syrian- Israeli disengagement after the 1971! war. He said in response to a question that "the Arabs are involved in step by step talks on the Middle East" but did not say how. As for a new Geneva confer- ence, Kissinger said, "Geneva has always been on the agen- da. The problem is to pick the right moment." Kissinger called American- Algerian relations "excel- lent." Asked whether Algeria could help in the Middle Kasl peace process, Kissinger said that Algeria had "considera- ble moral influence in many other countries" and at some stages had played "a very constructive role." Six Vehicles Are Damaged In Hotel Area Cedar Rapids police report- ed six vehicles damaged Sat- urday in or near the Roosevelt hotel parking ramp. Ralph Lacombe, 4201 Dale- wood avenue SE, told police Ihe convertible top of his car was slashed Saturday morning while parked in the ramp. Shortly after noon three ve- hicles' windshields were bro- ken. David Parks of Deeorah reported the windshield and side window of his 1971-model van were broken and the paint of his vehicle scratched at about p.m. Thomas Taber of Waterloo said the hood of his 1972 auto- mobile was dented and the windshield broken between 12: 45 and p.m. And a 1971 Volkswagen owned by Mrs. darnel Van Ciaalen of 28HO Twenty-sixth avenue, Marion, was tipped over and the windshield bro- ken at about the same time. Later Saturday night, police reported a bus window broken near the hold and .mother car (Continued. Page Col. :il Will Share Major Policy Decisions Sounds of Christmas Christmas carols are heard everywhere these days, and the Linn county home is no exception. Entertaining residents on a recent Saturday was the freshman choir from LaSalle high school in Cedar Rapids. In the front row, from left, are Shar- on Kenney, Carol Owens, Tom Ekland, Mary White, Sue Vial, Carrie Colbert and Jerry Pettit. Say CIA Spied on U.S. Dissidents Today's Chuckle Home Cooking: Where Mom says she IS most of the time. tooviohi Seymour M. Hersh New York Times Service WASHINGTON The Cen- tral Inlelligencc Agency, di- rectly violating its charter, conducted a massive, illegal domestic intelligence opera- tion during the Nixon adminis- tration against the anti-war movement and other dissident groups in the U. S., according to well placed government sources. An extensive investigation by the New York Times has eslablishcd that intelligence files on at least Ameri- can citizens were maintained by a special unit of the CIA that was reporting directly to Richard Helms, then the di'reclor of the agency and now the ambassador In Iran. In addition, Ihe sources said, a check of Ihe CIA's do- meslic files ordered lasl year by Helm's successor, James Schlesinger, produced evid- ence of dozens of other illegal activities by members of the CIA inside .the U. 'S., begin- ning in the 1950s, including breakins, wiretapping and the surreptitious inspection of mail. Foreign Agents Those alleged operations, while also prohibited by law, were not targeted at dissident American citizens, the sources said, but instead were aimed at suspected foreign intellig- ence agents operating In the U.S. Under the 19-17 act setting up the CIA, the agency was forbidden to have "police, subpoena, law enforcement powers or internal security Inside Ihe U. S. Those responsibilities fall to the FBI, which maintains a special Internal security unit to deal with foreign intellig- ence threats. As part of Its alleged effort against dissident Americans in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the sources said, the CIA authorized agents to fol- low and photograph partici- pants in anti-war and other demonstrations. The CIA also set up a network of informants who were ordered to penetrate anti-war groups, the sources said. "Secret Police" At least one avowedly anti- war member of congress was among those placed under surveillance by the CIA, the sources said. Other members of congress were said to be in- cluded in the CIA's dossier on dissident Americans. "There was no excuse for what the agency one of- ficial said. "What you had was an insulated secret police agency not under internal question or audit." Throughout the public hear- ings and courtroom testimony in connection with the Water- gate scandals. Helms and oth- er high-level officials have re- peatedly insisted that the agency was "duped" into its Watergate involvement by the White House. Besides obvious- ly challenging the accuracy of those remarks, the report of widespread domestic spying suggests that the many myste- rious burglaries and incidents that have come to light since the Watergate breakin in .June, 1972, need to be re-ex- amined. The names of the various "dissident" congressmen could not be learned, nor could any specific information about domestic CIA breakins and wiretappings be obtained. These alleged activities are known to have distressed both Schlesinger, now the secretary of defense, and William Colby, the agency's current director. Colby has reportedly told asso- ciates that he is considering' the possibility of asking the attorney general to institute legal action against some of those who had been involved in the clandestine domestic activities.' Basic Accuracy When confronted with the Times' information about the WASHINGTON (UPI) President Ford assigned Vice- president Rockefeller a major role in domestic policy mak- ing Saturday and said the for- mer New York governor's du- ties also will include advising the administration on foreign policy. The President, giving Rock- efeller his marching orders for 1975, said his new vice- president will serve as vice- chairman of the National Se- curity Council. In addition, he said. Rockefeller will be called on to help promote pro- grams adopted by the admin- istration. Rockefeller and Ford met for nearly two hours first lengthy meeting since Rockefeller was nominated for vice-president lasl August. Kurd' said afterwards that ho plans an active role for Rocke- feller and that Ihe vice-presi- dent will have easy access to the Oval Office. Head the Council Rockefeller will become vice-chairman of the Domestic Council, the major domestic policy-making body of Ihc ad- ministration. He will In effect head the council since Ihe President, although the statu- tory chairman, does nut take an active role in its day-ln-day functions. Ford placed special empha- sis on Rockefeller's pending role in a talent search for new senior White House aides. He said Ihe millionaire vice-- president will work on finding a new executive director for the Domestic Council and help in recruiting "other top peo- ple." Rockefeller also was as- signed a role in helping pre- sent and explain the domestic and foreign programs of the administration. In a major effort lo promote close cooperation between Ford and Rockefeller, Nessen said, (he vice-presidential staff will attend all regular White House slaff meetings, lie said this had not been the case when Ford was vice-pres- ident under Richard Nixon. Economic Session Before his private meeting with Kurd, the new vice-presi- dent sat in on a conference at which top economic- advisers Vandals Force Schools To Scrutinize Security presented the president with their final recommendations for new ways of fighting infla- tion and recession. Earlier Saturday, five Re- publican senators formally handed Ford an economic statement calling for manda-' tory energy conservation mea- sures and a billion-dollar emergency fund to expand employment in depressed areas. Senators who went to the White House were Tower of Texas, .lavits of New York, Famim of Arizona, Curtis of Nebraska and Stevens of Alas- ka. 1 7 Reported Killed in Two Avalanches By Associated Press Avalanches in Austria and Iceland have killed 17 persons within 24 hours, and officials say the death toll could rise. At Austria, an avalanche thundered down the Ml. llahnenkamm on Saturday killing eight skiers. Authorities said they believed three more skiers were burled under tons of snow, ice and rocks. Working against time, Hill) volunteers dug into the, 20-foot high wall of snow to try lo reach them. Police said the avalanche roared down the. mountain near the famous Kilzlmchol winter resort in the afternoon, sweeping about a dozen skiers off the track. Two, a man and woman from the upper Austri- an capital of were able to free themselves. They were rushed to a hos- pital with slight injuries. Eight were found dead. They were identified as Klaus Mueller of Munich and Austri- ans Ernest Vogcl, Kali Xirl, Georg Buhl, his wife Getraud and children Hrigitte, 9, and Gabrielle, 15, and ski instruc- tor Karl Heinz Bacher. At Neskaupstadur, Iceland, nine persons were killed Fri- day when an avalanche mured down on that east coast fish- ing center and caused heavy damage lo Hie town, its her- ring factory and freezing plaril. Three persons were still missing and survivors combed the wrecked area in search nf Ihem. Officials reported the dead included two women and Iwo small children. By Judy Dauhcninicr Vandals have struck area schools recent- ly, leaving a trail of broken glass, smashed equipment, and ransacked rooms. The litany of destruction includes damage at Prairie high school, more than damage at Truman elementary school, and damage at the Coggon school. While school officials are left the task of cleaning up afterward, it's the taxpayers who ultimately pick up the bill. As a result of recent incidents, several school districts in the Cedar Rapids area are their security precautions with an eye to preventing breakins and vandalism in the future. t The Cedar Rapids Community school dis- trict lasl week reiterated publicly its policy of collecting I he costs of repairing vandalism trom ihc parents of any minor children caught committing it. Hoard Secretary Otln Wledersberg re- quested and received authority from the board tii refer cases of parents who refuse lo pay lo Ihc school district's attorney for legal aclion. Iowa law stales parents are liable fur up lo in costs for damages as a result of unlawful act committed by their minor child, or up I" for Iwn or more unlaw- ful acts. "We're going to run to the full extent of the law on these lasl Wicdcrs- berg .said. "A lot uf parents were not aware nf their liability for minors. The law is not intended lo he punitive, as much as a way to encour- age children lo be responsible. "If restitution is made, we will he reim- bursing the school district's insurance com- pany, so the damages are not charged our loss experience. If we have a great deal of loss, that makes our school district a lillle poorer risk In insure The district carries insurance against vandalism, but Ihc policy has a deduct- ible, which disappears at the rale of -I per- cent of the remaining damage amount. Insur- ance, of course, is a Hand-Aid approach, and Wiedcrsbcrg said Ihc district is looking at ways to improve ils security "We have some buildings with detective devices. We are reviewing those to sec II they arc well enough I" consider ev pimsioil, and whether il should be silent or sound alarms Other measures being reviewed include hiring security pervinnel. requiring that all monev be taken I" tin1 hank and placed Ml night depository, changing the distribution of service personnel and providing security lighting at more places in the district. "We arc considering involving Ihc slu- dent councils in an effort to generate more feeling of esprit de corps toward the school said Wiodorsborg. "To Inform the principal nf vandalism is not juvenile-type tattling, bin it's good citi- zenship to report Ibis." Many ol these measures are not really new, Wicdcrsberg said, but the district staff is trying lo decide which measures should be increased and where the emphasis should be Figures arc slill being compiled on Ihc total losses suffered by Cellar Rapids schools ill the last two months. The Truman damage is estimated al 395. for example. When compiled. Ihc information will lie submitted lo the1 county attorney Nine per sons have' been charged recently vulh bre.ik ing into area schools and them "We're goini: to in-.Kl lli.it persons ar re-sled for malicious damage be prosecuted In Today's Index SLC1ION A (III- News 1. J, IS Cllv Htlll Notes Accent on Youth I dltoriuls WCIXHI Conl I KIN B IDWII Nr-ws I i Nvr Nutrs U III ;