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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette December 22, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 22, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa SPECIAL EDUCATION FUNDING (..R.Tells W hy Not Joining Pool ifd , .'ii <* A MATURING OF CIVIL RIGHTS Programs Deal W ith All Weather CUudy ted av and u-night, high in 29s, low in teens. Chance tf rain or snow tomorrow, high in 29s. VOLUME 92 — NUMBER 347Kissinger Optimistic On Mid-East UNITED NATIONS, N Y (AP) — Secretary of State Kissinger said Saturday he is still hopeful that peace can be achieved in the Middle East “and we believe it will be made.” He said he would go on another Middle East trip whenever the Arab and Israeli jwisi-tions were “sufficiently close to bring it about,” but ruled out any “immediate” visit and said there had been “no dramatic new development ” Kissinger spoke after meeting separately with U. N Secretary-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 either side that would help move them forward.” Kissinger said “We are still hopeful that progress can be made and we believe it will be made." Kissinger said he told Waldheim about his “step-by-step” approach which brought about Egyptian-Israeli and Syrian-Israeli disengagement after the 1973 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 conference, Kissinger said, “Geneva has always been on the agenda The problem is to pick the right moment." Kissinger called American* Algerian relations “excellent.” Asked whether Algeria could help in the Middle East peace process. Kissinger said that Algeria had “considerable moral influence in many other countries” and at some stages had played “a very constructive role ” (In Section A) (In Section B) Section A M Ctftlnr ftnpitb CITY FINAL 35 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, IS74 ROLE ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI. NEW YORK TIMES ROMSix Vehicles Are Damaged In Hotel Area Cedar Rapids police reported six vehicles damaged Saturday in or near the Roosevelt hotel parking ramp Ralph Lacombe*, 4201 Pale-wood avenue SE, told police the convertible top of his car was slushed Saturday morning while parked in the ramp Shortly after noon three* vehicle's’ windshields were broken. David Parks of Decorah reported the windshield and side window of his 1971-model van were broken and the paint of his vehicle* scratche*d at about LIO p m. Thomas Tabe*r of Waterloo said the h*MMl of his 1972 automobile was dented arid the* windshield broken between 12 45 and LIO p m And a 1971 Volkswagen owned by Mrs Gamed Van Gaaien of 28*) Twenty-sixth ave*nue*. Marion, was tipped over and the* windshield broken at alniut the same* time* Later Saturday night, peel ice reported a bus window broken ne*ar the heiled and another car (Continued Page 3. Col 3) Today’s Chuckle Home Cooking Where Mom says she IS most of the time.    -capyrmtit Will Share Major Policy Decisions tilt Photo bv Duane Croci Sounds of Christmas ChristriSas 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 Sharon Kenney, Carol Owens, Tom Ekland, Mary White, Sue Vial, Carrie Colbert and Jerry Pettit. Say CIA Spied on U.S. Dissidents By Seymour M. Herxb New York Time* Service WASHINGTON - The Central Intelligence Agency, directly violating its charter, conducted a massive, illegal domestic intelligence operation during the Nixon administration against the anti-war movement and other dissident groups in the U. S.. according to well placid government sources. An extensive investigation by the New York Times has established that intelligence files on at least IO.(NU) American citizens were maintained by a special unit of the (JIA that was reporting directly to Richard Helms, then the director of the agency and now the ambassador to Iran In addition, the sources said, a check of the CIA s domestic files ordered last year by Helm’s successor, James Schlesinger. produced evidence of dozens of olher illegal activities by members of the CIA inside .the U. S., beginning in the 1950s. including breakins, wiretapping and the surreptitious inspection of 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 intelligence agents operating in the U.S. Under the 1947 act setting up the CIA. the agency was forbiddco to have “police, subpoena, law enforcement powers or internal security functions” inside the U. S Those responsibilities fall to the FBI, which maintains a special internal security unit to deal with foreign intelligence threats Aa part of its alleged effort against dissident Americans in the late I960* and early 1970s, the sources said, the CIA authorized agents to follow and photograph participants in anti-war and other demonstrations. The CIA also set up a network of informants w ho wen* ordered to penetrate anti war groups, the sources said “Secret Police” At least one avowedly antiwar member of congress was among those placed under surveillance by the CIA. the sources said Other members of congress were said to bt* in cluded in the CIA’s dossier on dissident Americans. “There was no excuse for what the agency did,” one official said. “What you had was an insulated secret police agency not under internal question or audit.” Throughout the public hearings and courtroom testimony in connection with the Watergate scandals, Helms and other high-level officials have repeatedly insisted that the agency was “duped” into its Watergate in vol /ement by the White House Besides obvious ly challenging the accuracy of those remarks, the report of widespread domestic spying suggests that the many mysterious burglaries and incidents that have come to light since the Watergate breakin in June, 1972, need to Im* re-examined The names of the various “dissident” congressmen could not be learned, nor could any specific information about domestic (TA breakins and wiretappings Im* obtained Th**se 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 associates that he is considering the possibility of asking the attorney general to institute legal aition against some of those who had been involved in the clandestine domestic activities * Basic Accuracy When confronted with the Times’ information about the (Continued Page 3, Col 7) WASHINGTON (UPI) -President Ford assigned Vicepresident Rockefeller a major role in domestic policy making Saturday and said the former New York governor’s duties also will include advising the administration on foreign policy The President, giving Rock-efeller his marching orders for 1975, said his new vicepresident will serve as vice-chairman of the National Security Council. In addition, he said, Rockefeller will Lh* called on to help promote programs adopted by the administration. Rockefeller and Ford met for nearly two hours —their first lengthy meeting since Rockefeller was nominated for vice-president last August. Ford said afterwards that he plans an active role for Rockefeller and that the vice-president 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 (he administration. He will in effect head the council since the President, although the statutory chairman, does not take an active role in its day-to-day functions Ford placed special emphasis on Rockefeller’s pending role in a talent search for new senior White House aides. He said the millionaire vicepresident will work on finding a new executive director for the Domestic Council and help in recruiting “other top jm*o-ple.” Rockefeller also was assign^ a role in helping present ami explain the domestic and foreign programs of the administration. In a major effort to promote close cooperation between Ford and Rockefeller, Nesseri said, the vicepresidential staff will attend all regular White House staff meetings He said this had not been the ease when Ford was vice-president under Richard Nixon Ecunoiiiif Session Before his private meeting with Ford, the new vice-president sat in on a conference at which top economic advisers Vandals Force Schools To Scrutinize Security By Judv Daubrninirr Vandals have struck area schools recently, leaving a trail of broken glass, smashed equipment, and ransacked rooms. The litany of destruction includes $7.5<hi damage at Prairie high school, more than $3.(HNI damage at Truman elementary school, and Sa.INN) damage at the Coggon school. While school officials are left the task of cleaning up afterward, ifs the taxpayers who ultimately pick up the hill As a result of recent incidents, several school districts in the Ct*dar Rapids area are scrutinizing their security precautions with an eye to preventing breakins and vandalism in the future. • * ♦ l h** Cedar Rapids I omnium!) school district last week reiterated publicly its policy of collecting the costs of repairing vandalism from the parents of any minor children caught committing it Board Secretary Otto Widders berg requested and received authority from the Ixtard to refer eases of parents who refuse to pay to th** school district's attorney for legal action. Iowa law stat**s parents are liable for up to $| .(MMI in costs for damages as a result of an unlawful act committed by their minor child, or up to $2.INXI for two or more unlawful acts. “We’re going to run to th** full extern of the law on tht*se last vandalisms. VV idlers-berg said “A kit of parents wi re not aware of their liability for minors The law is not intended to Im* punitive, as much as a way to encourage children to Is* responsible “If restitution is made, we will be reimbursing the school district’s insurance company so the damages are not charged against our loss experience, lf we have a great deal of loss, that makes our school district a little poorer risk to insure Th** district carries insurance against vandalism, but the policy has a SUHM) deductible, which disappears at the rate of 4 percent of the remaining damage amount. Insurance. of Lours**, is a Band-Aid approach, and Wtederebcrg said th** district is looking at ways to improve its security “VV** have some buildings with detective devices We are reviewing those to see lf they are functioning well enough to consider expansion. and wlu'ther it should to* silent or sound alarms Other measures tieing reviewed include hiring security personnel, requiring that all money Ik* taken to th** bank and placed in night depository, changing the distribution of service personnel and providing security lighting at more places in the district “We are considering involving the student councils in an effort to generate more folding ol esprit de corps toward the school building,” san! VV lederslwrg * * * “To inform the principal of vandalism is not juvenile-type tattling, but it s good citizenship to report this ” Many of thi*se measures ar** not really new, Wiedersberg said, but th** district staff is trying to decide which measures should Im mcri*as<*d and where th** emphasis should be Figures are still being compiled on the total losses suffered bv Cellar Rapids schools in tin* last two months The Truman damage is estimated al $3.-395. for example When compiled, the information will tx* submitted to the county attorney Nine persons have Im***ii charged recently with break mg into area schools an*! vandalizing them “We’re going to insist Rut persons ar rest***! for malicious damage Im* prosecuted to (Continued Page ISA. Col I ) presifted the president with their final recommendations for new ways of fighting inflation and recession. Earlier Saturday, five Republican senators formally handed Ford an economic statement calling for ruanda-' tory energy conservation measures and a billion-dollar emergency fund to expand employment in depressed areas. Senators who went to the White House wore Tower of Texas, davits of New York, Eanmn of Arizona, Curtis of Nebraska and Stevens of Alaska.I 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 Kitzbuehcl. Austria, an avalanche thundered down the 5.428-Coot Mt    Hahnenkamm on Saturday killing eight skiers. Authorities said they believed three more skiers were buried under tons of snow. ice and rocks Working against time, 300 volunteers dug into the 20-f<Mit high wall of snow to try to reach them Police said the avalanche roared down the mountain near the famous Kitzbuehel winter resort in the afternoon, sweeping about a dozen skiers off the track Two, a man and woman from the upper Austrian capital of Linz, were able t*i free themselves They were rushed to a hospital with slight injuries Eight were found dead They were identified as Klaus Mueller of Munich and Austrians Ern**st Vogel, Kati Zirl, Georg Buhl, his wife Getraud and children Brigitte, 9. and Gabnelle, 15, and ski instructor Karl Heinz Bat her At Neskaupstadur, Iceland. nine persons were killed Friday when art avalanche roared down on that east coast fish mg center and caused heavy damage to the town, its herring fat tory arid fr**e/ing plant Three persons were still missing and survivors combed th** wrecked area in search of them Officials reported the dead included two woiiM*n and two small children Todays Index Vt CT ion A Lot* Newt Omits % City Hell Not** Act tat on youth f ditor 'alt Heoori Card St cr (ON 8 (OMO Neat Frank Ny t s Poiitu al Nti'r-i T Hr vi sion Ta MD SO* tai Around Hit T< Nr# Books Troy** NtCTlON 1) Snorts Outdoor iowa f inurn to) Nrw York Stork* Alant Ads Crossword Pur ad* Vaou/ir r \ ;

  • Carol Owens
  • Carrie Colbert
  • David Parks
  • Duane Croci
  • Georg Buhl
  • James Schlesinger
  • Jerry Pettit
  • Karl Heinz
  • Kati Zirl
  • Klaus Mueller
  • Mary White
  • Mrs Gamed Van Gaaien
  • Otto Widders
  • Ralph Lacombe
  • Richard Helms
  • Seymour M. Herxb
  • Sharon Kenney
  • Thomas Tabe
  • Tom Ekland
  • U. N
  • William Colby

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: December 22, 1974

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