Cedar Rapids Gazette, December 23, 1974, Page 3

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December 23, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 23, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Mon., December 23. 1974 Demo Gives Up Senate Fight at State Level 1 CONCORD, N. Democrat John alone and exhausted in the mar H. (UPI) machines were not tallied in Durkin recount. Durkin went into federal cour ble state house corridor and ciose the commission said he was through arguing his case on the state level. Rep. Louis Wyman (R-N. will be New Hampshire's nex" U. S. senator unless the De- mocrat-controlled U. S. senate decides to reverse the state's choice. Durkin's 11-month battle for the office has 'taken its toll ol the tenacious attorney and former state insurance commis- sioner. Back to Law "If the senate decides to take Wyman, I will just go back to practicing said Durkin, 38. He stared at the floor. Durkin's concession at the state level followed 23 days of trying to protect an Apparent 10- vote recount victory from the Republican-controlled state gov- ernment. He said it cost him including an estimated per day in lawyers' fees. Wyman, 57, former state at- torney general and a political figure in New Hampshire for two decades, had expected to move easily from his five-term congressional seat to the senate, replacing retiring Republican Sen. Cotton, 74. When Wyman won an appar- ent election night victory' by only 542 votes, he was stunned and the GOP was shaken. Expanded to Courts Then Durkin reversed Wy- man's apparent victory in the final hours of a nine-day re- count Nov. 27, and the political battleground expanded to state and federal courts, the Ballot Law Commission and occasional public sparring between the two candidates. Durkin steadily lost votes be- fore the three-man Ballot Law Commission, composed of a Re- publican state attorney general, a Republican Jawyer, and a Democrat named to a state job 1 by Republican Gov. Meldrim Thomson. Court Refused Thomson and his Republican executive council revoked Dur- kin's certification as winner in a recount after Wyman telephoned the governor and told him three Wyman write-in ballots on vot- and regain his certification. The court refused. When Durkin appeared to be making progress in the commis sion for several days, Wymar went into stale court to win a new court-ordered election, cit- ing inaccurate voting machines and absentee voting irregulari- ties. .A hearing is scheduled Thurs- day on that motion. Durkin tried to cut off Wy- man's court drive and failed. The commission late last week awarded Wyman a tentative ;our-vote victory over Durkin with challenges nearing an end. Final arguments were due be- :ore the commission Monday >ut Durkin said, "There's no way we can come out of there a winner." Soviets Repeat Blast At U. S. Trade Pact MOSCOW (UPI) The Soviet Union has repeated it objections o the U. S. trade bill tying con- inued trade concessions (o freer emigration for Soviet Jews and others. The Communist party news- paper Pravda said Sunday that :he Soviet Union rejects any at- :empt at interference in its in- :ernal affairs. The official government news agency Tass statement denied ast Wednesday that the Soviet Jnion had given any specific as- surances, in return for U. S. trade concessions, on easing con- ditions for Jews and others wish- ing to leave the country. The U. S. congress passed the bill last Thursday. Ford Divides Time Between Skiing and Work VAIL, Colo. (AP) L- Presiden Ford has shown himself to be ai enthusiastic if fallible skier bu insists his holiday stay in llu Colorado Rockies is not a vaca tion. Arriving at this wintry resor village Sunday, Ford told -news men he would divide his time between work and skiing, with perhaps "more work than ski- ing." He said he had "about 150 bills to sign and a few other matters to work on." The President said, however he would nbt make major deci- sions on energy and economic policies until returning to Wash- ington about Jan. 2. Skiing proved a big lure for Ford on his first day here. With- in two hours of arriving with his wife Betty, the Chief Executive was on the slopes in new anc colorful ski garb. Instructor Dennis Hoeger, who accompanied Ford on a 10- minute run down Vail mountain, acknowledged the President "sat down" along the way. "It was blowing on top and I think he was more disoriented than said Hoeger. For Ford it was the first 3reak from official duties since he became President nearly five months and he said he didn't think the American peo- )le would begrudge him tte re- laxation. "I think the fact that I am working (here) about half the ime, that I have worked, I hink, seven days a week, 10 to 12 hours a day. I think they un- derstand he told reporters. 10 YEARS AGO The Pacific coast, struggled against the worst onslaught from the ele- ments in years, had snow in the north, torrential rains through- out the rest of the area and an earthquake in San Diego. Dead Police Hems Writing Hits Racism "A Human CHICAGO (AP) signed simply, It was a final testament from a police detective decorated as a hero who said he felt, "Mine is a wasted life. Roland Charles was 45. Those who knew him best say he was strong, gentle, sincere. He was black. Two weeks before he "died Thursday of a heart attack, Ro- land Charles wrote a three-page ''Declaration." He began It by ,v r i t i n g that racism "has reached to the very marrow of my bones, this terrible injustice, and it leaves me weary fighting "Awful Ordeal" Charles said he had It was i of how, after finishing high lesitantly, "only coming generations fought for the of black Americans born and unborn, loping and praying none will lave to endure this awful, awful ordeal and if so, not quite so severely as I." His handwritten statement re- called childhood memories of laving to "keep in of at- ending inferior schools. He told Filipinos Report Reds' Surrender MANILA (AP Twelve mndred leaders and members if the Communist party of the 'hilippines have surrendered in Nueva Kcija province 70 miles north of Manila, the govern- ment's Philippine News Agency Monday. Faustino Corpuz, the party ihairman, was quoted as saying le and his followers decided to ccept the amnesty offered by lie government because they found the government is sincere in the implementation of the land reform program. The amnesty expires at the end of the year. school and "volunteering for the armed forces of this country, I still suffered these same indig- nities." After ho finished his military service, he could find no ap- prenticeship programs which accepted blacks. Finally, he be- came a policeman. In January, 1966, when he fa- tally shot a gunman who had killed three persons in a Chica- go car agency, a Chicago news- paper declared he was "a police hero of whom all Chicagoans can be proud." Cila lions Charles received numerous ci- tations, including one for help- ing capture seven men charged with killing two persons in con- nection with 75 armed beries. rob- Associated Press late Saturday night. Despite his achievements, Ho- land Charles wrote of being "de- jected after receiving many awards and citations to be dis- criminated against onoe again because of my race. Rigged tests, lowest efficiency mark al- though rating better than others and no one to complain to, know ing full well the establishment would get you if you did. "Mine is a wasted life, full of degradation, muted feelings and not belonging. This is one hell of a world for a black man The declaration was found among Charles' personal papers by his common-law wife of 10 years. A friend of the couple gave a copy of the letter to the Group Asks Ford Appeal For Less Tar in Cigareh WASHINGTON (AP) _ Pres- tar and nicotine levels. No regu- ident Ford has been urged by lations exist now. but the Feder- :he National Cancer Advisory; al Trade Commission publishes Joard to personally appeal to [reports of tar and nicotine the nation's tobacco in cigarets. 'or a voluntary reduction of tar and nicotine levels in cigarets. The board proposed that the iresidential appeal be followed >y action empowering a federal agency to set maximum cigaret ar and nicotine levels, which vould be steadily reduced year >y year. The recommendations came n response to Ford's request on Oct. 23 for an assessment of sci- entific evidence that would pro- a basis for federal cigaret regulation. In sending to In its new assessment the cancer advisory board cited nu- merous studies in humans that the board said .showed a dose- response relationship between the number of cigarets smoke and lung cancer. Such evidence suggests that as a smoker cuts down the number of cigarets, he proportionately reduces the risk. The board cited other studies that showed risk also is reduced by reducing tar and nicotine in a cigaret, through a filter, for congress a board proposal foriexample. cigaret regulation, Ford hadj Tar and nicotine levels in 1973 said "there is considerable dis-i averaged 19.2 milligrams of tar "Very Strong" Charles' white, common-law wife, who asked not to be named, said Charles was "very strong, but not in the least bit militant. Over the period of years it just tore him up; he was always the kindness, truly a epitome of gentle man, and he was sincere; above all he was sincere." Of their relationship, the woman said, "The world is against people like us The black world and the while world were not easy onus." The couple had moved from neighborhood to neighborhood but, because of family and ra- cial pressures, never married. She concluded: "The declara- tion was the sum total of 45 years of having to keep silent; and this was his final tribute as a black man in a very difficult society. The declaration was al- most as if he had a premoni- tion." pute" about the scientific evi- dence available. The tobacco industry has ada- mantly opposed. previous calls for federal regulation of cigaret and 1.3 milligrams of nicotine, about half of what they were two decades ago when concern No Outbreak at Soviet Art Show MOSCOW (AP) About persons turned out Sunday in Leningrad for the opening of a four-day exhibit of modern art by 49 Soviet painlers in Ihe Pal- ace of Culture. Despite the Communist party cenlral committee's opposition to non-representational art, Ihe government gave permission for She exhibition. But militiamen on duty al the hall allowed only small groups of people to enter it at one time and asked them not to linger. There were no confrontations. Five Indicted In Fraud Scheme Involving Millions ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -The FBI said late Saturday five persons, including n former senior vice-president of an Al- buquerque bank, had been in- dicted In connection with an al- leged multi-million dollar fraud scheme. The five were named in an 84-count indictment returned Friday in Albuquerque by a federal grand jury, the FBI said. Albuquerque FBI Agent in Charge William Meincke said two of those charged were Donald Morgan, 41, former senior vice-president of First National bank of Albuquerque, and Edwin Hammon, 54, presi- dent ot Industrial Concept Corp. and Technology Pathfinders, Inc. The FBI said two others, E. M. (Mike) Riebold and Har- old Morgan, surrendered at the office of U.S. Magistrate Robert McCoy. Agents said Riebold, 47, is chairman of the board of American Fuels Corp. and pres- ident of Garfield Mines, Ltd. The FBI said Harold Morgan, 57, is a corporate attorney and vice president of American Fuels Corp. Agents said the fifth man, Hilliard Crown, 60, a Santa Fe tax consultant, was arrested earlier Saturday at the Albu- querque airport. All five were arraigned be- fore McCoy, who set an unse- cured bond of for Rie-, bold and an unsecured bond of for the others, agents said. first surfaced about and health. 30 YEARS AGO The Ger- mans entered the surrounded smoking! city of Bastogne, four miles in- i side Belgium German Tanks CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -The Australian government has decided to buy the West German Leopard tank instead of the American M-60, Defense Minister Lance Barnard an- nounced Monday night. Former Chief Of GM Buys 5 New Vehicles DETROIT thous- ands of America's consumers are staying out of the new-car market, the Edward Cole family has recently bought five. Cole, a former Genera] Motors president, retired recently after reaching age 65 and is involved in several private business ven- tures. Cole's wife, Dollie, said, "for the first time in 10 years, I've written out a check for a car." Before, the family received! company cars. Mrs. Cole's check j was for a navy blue Cadillac Eldorado with la white top. For husband Ed, the family paid for a new station wagon. The Coles also purchased a Pontiac for their son and a Camaro for their daughter, and bought a new pickup truck as well. In his last ful year as GM president, Cole earned some in bonuses and salary. Under the firm's pension plan, he can collect as much as half the average yearly salary he earned in his more 'than 35j years with the firm in each year of retirement. 42 Senators Rap Food Stamp Rise WASHINGTON (AP) Forty-1 two senators, 33 of them Demo- crats, say in a letter to the agriculture department that aj proposed increase in the cost; of food stamps "makes no sense i at all." Senator McGovern (D-S. released the letter Sunday night j and predicted an "overwhelm-i ing majority of the congress! will support legislation to pre-' vent this action from taking! such legislation should still be necessary when congress i returns in January." The Ford administration has proposed that, as of Mar. 1, al! food stamp recipients be re-' quired to pay 30 percent of their income for food stamps. Some, now pay as little as 5 percent of their income. 30 YEARS AGO The German spies captured in American uniform during the Nazi offensive in Belgium were executed (tfere's National Bank fi Merehwte Nation) Bank Personal Banker Get Your Stopper's Helpers Tram Your Personal 'Banker Merchants National Bank A 'BANKS OF IOWA BANK Main Bank Motor Bank Vernon Village Office Kingston Office Amana Office ;