Cedar Rapids Gazette, December 26, 1974

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December 26, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 26, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather— Chance of freezing rain tonight changing to snow by Friday. Cows tonight upper 20s. Highs Friday (in low :i0s. rn CITY FINAL CENTS VOLUME 92 - NUMBER 351 CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA. THURSDAY. DECEMBER 26, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMESCONVICTS END PRISON SIEGE MOSCOW (UPI) - In what Western diplomatic sources said was a sweeping liberalization measure, the Soviet Union announced Thursday that all citizens over 16 will be issued internal passports permitting travel inside Russia. This includes an estimated 46 million “Kolkhozniks” — workers on collective farms — who were denied such documents in the past, effectively tying them to their work on the land. “This is a great step up for; them, a big liberalizing measure,” a Western diplomat said. “They have been virtually second-class citizens in the past.” New Documents The changeover period is from Jan. I, 1976 to Dec. 31,1981 during which time the total Soviet adult population, estimated; at 200 million persons, should get new documents for life. The present internal passport must be changed at certain ages. The Tass news agency said the decision was taken by the Communist party central committee and the council of ministers. Maj. Gen. I. N. Shoutov, deputy chief of the Moscow executive committee of the interior ministry, told the Vechemaya Moscow newspaper: “New legislation means there must be changes in the passport system From now on. passports will be issued to everyone throughout the country.”    |Rockies, President Ford has Soviet citizens are not permit- j mapped out a busy w'ork sched-ted to travel inside the Soviet ule for the rest of the week, Union without an internal pass- including conferences with en-port. Passports to^ date have ergy economy advisers been limited to cities. First Time Officials Plan Better White House Security SKI BUDDIES — Mark Parma, 14, of La Jolla, Calif., went along Christmas afternoon when President Ford spent a couple of hours skiing. Mark said: "It was fun skiing with the President." The Fords and Par-mas are longtime friends. Economy and n*    n tl ± Fuel on Busy Disease Poses Threat Ford Agenda To Cyclone Survivors VAIL Colo. (AP) — (After a DARWIN, Australia (AP) — people would have to be evacu-family Christmas here in the Diseases from polluted water at(Xj untjj the town was rebuilt. Thursday threatened the survi- gurvjvors reported 90 percent Ehrlichman In Dark on CIA: Lawyer Last of 10 WASHINGTON (AP) — Of- grounds, keeping a wary dis- Hostages ficials say they expect to review tance from the intruder.    I ^ and improve White House secu- 0n his head, Fields wore a    A city measures following a piece of white cloth tied to re-    ll .Christmas morning gate- <emb|e an Arab burnoose. He IIVDv^VI* crashing by a self-proclaimed held his dark-gloved hands in tORTON Va IAP) ArmpH “Messiah” who kept guards at the air wires ran from hU WJ.    Va. (AP) - Armed uav fnr urtnp„ with hncL    .    T    ,    ? ,    .    g    inmates at Lorton reformatory j bay for hours with bogus explo-. t0 tw0 satchels he had placed on;ended a lvV(Hiay siege ^ ^ SIV^S    8r<>und. He was speaking in prison Thursday and released Treasury Secretary Simon Arabic and guards had to get anithp;r last seven hnctases un. said the incident, which came IO interpreter.    I hanTjT ThT had pS months after a young GI The intruder surrendered    released three others, crashed a stolen army holi- j after hearing on his car radio a copter on the White House lawn.;broadcast by the Howard uni- ;  versity radio station of his de- (Photo on Picture Page)    jmand to talk with Sahabzada Yaqub Kahn, Pakistan’s ambas-demonstrated the need “to see'sador to the U S how similar things could be pre-1 vented from happening again.”    No    *®ea “Professional”    A    spokesman for the    Pakistan i embassy later said the ambas- Simon also commended the (sador had never heard cf Fields secret service, a treasury de- an(j refused to see him. Police carrying out a complicated es- partment agency, for its “pro- sajd they had no idea why caPo P^an Wednesday night at fessional” handling of Wednes- Fields wanted    to    talk    with    the    the beginning of the prison dis- dav’s intruder, who rammed his|ambassador.    turbance. State police later automobile through a closed p.    '    nuestioneH    hv!f(Xjnd one of    dead White House gate.    J\f‘“ "“ J,,?"'I0"“ °%f a gunshot wound In the auto white House security men and    _    . . President Ford and his family|then turned over to washington    u,s^    ,to ^ee Ij0rton*    a were away on a skiing vacation non™ who took him to St Plstnct Columbia pnson loin Colorado. A secret service ^^thThCtal roWrvaJ^ted in the Virginia suburt* cf [spokesman said that for thatjtion More any charges are wasmnglon* u ^ j reason. White House guards had! ^ secret service spokes-! Early Thursday inmate negoti-reacted in a more “compas- man sajd this was expected to ators representing all or some sionate” way.    take    at least five days.    approximately    IOO prisoners No shots were fired during the Tv,e secret service said Fields involved in ^ disturbance °k* tense four-hour confrontal as was the s0„ of Marshall L tained lhc signatures of District the man. wearing makeshift Kjelds a jormer omda, of the°: Columbia penal officials to Arab garb and wired to what u s Agency for international improve sP*c'fled Pn9on condl‘ guards feared were explosives, Development who died oftK>ns' stood near the north portico cancer last May. He had served    Received Guarantee where Presidents frequent Iv as an education specialist in They then sought and reerect visiting foreign dignitar- Such countries as Iraq, Libya ceived the guarantee from and the Sudan.    Gerard that the Bureau of Pris- After he surrendered, the se- y0unger    Fields,    who    had    ohs would not transfer any of I crct service said    agents found    learned Arabic while living the participants in the    distur~ that the intruder,    identified    as    abroad with his parents and was hance Marshall H. Fields. M. of subur-;a student at Howard in 1969-70,; ^ disturbance broke out ban Silver Spring. Md , had    no    began acting erratically atter aristmas    mght [ollowmg the John explosives.    his fathers death, friends and c0]|apSe 0f    a large-scale    escape told the    Observation    !    associates said. The hostages were released at 1:25 p m CST and escorted through the prison wall for a reunion with their families. The prisoners released the hostages after receiving assurance from authorities there would be no reprisals for the two-day siege. Four prisoners succeeded in Ap Wireohoto (Photos on Picture Page.) inhabitants of, p. .    ,    .    ,    . Due here late Thursday from Washington via a military courier flight was what Ford The decree means about 46 termed a “rather voluminous” million “Kolkhozniks" — collet- report on allegations that the tive farm workers — will get Central Intelligence Agency en- passports for the first time. gaged in widespread illegal do- Asked if the move wouldimestic spying before he took of- prompt a migration from the ar-Tice. duous task of working the land Press Secretary Hon Nessen toward jobs in the    cities,    the,    sajd Ford would    study    the CIA Western source said,    “It    is    pos-i    report, prepared by    agency sible that with the young) director William Colby, before workers especially there will be deciding “on any action to be some movement in    this    direc-j    taken.” tM)n'    .    1    The President    will meet Fri- By the time the changeover ^    snow-covered    ski cha-, period ends. the total Soviet ,et with members of ^ Energy gun population aged over 16 - anjResources Council on Saturday    Air horc* Ro,e estinaated 200 niillion persons ;he w^j c0|lfcr wjth his economic! The Australian air force will have received the new documents. WASHINGTON (AP Ehrlichman’s lawyer von of the Christmas    the'bijSS    damaged"^!JS!at“fate “ver„uP t*jaI„?ury| Fields the son of a deceased! that devastated Darwin, north-;. ....    Thursday that Richard Nixon I lelds, the son of a deceased q    • ri em Australia’s major city.    .    kept Ehrlichman in the dark state department official who jROW, IC6 OiOrm Doctors at Darwin hospital    , Ftel,.ef or8anlzatl0^    in Aus'    about plans to use    the Central    had    serv0(l in Arab    coun,tr'es'    l_|;j.t C„ri;ntu samite children beng admitted    tralla s i sou,h;n’    ^    Intelligence Agency    to    limit tho'"™    thc" ,aken "> a mental    hof    MltS OeCtlOnS    Ot SS iUness caused by drinking    P™Para,'ons '» hous«    FBI's investigation    of    the Wa-    P«al    for observation.    Southwest U S wun illness Cd uscu ay unii jii^    at race    fairgrounds and    t(4roafo Kmoirin    In    a ramb mg    JUUIiiwcjt polluted water now outnumber men( hostels.8    '"gate break.n those with injuries caused byj° the killer storm. Continuing    the    theme    that U.S. Offer    Ehrlichman was    misled,    attor- The city    of    40,000    was    without! Appeals    were made    for    blood.    ney William    Frates told    the adequate    safe    water,    sewage accommodations and    money. In a rambling statement mailed recently to several unRed Press International Washington area news organiza- tions. a man identifying himself j A Christmas snovv and as Fields had indicated he I storm piled up 5 inches of snow attempt. As inmate negotiators and prison officials hammered out an agreement to end the stalemate and free the hostages, Thomas Reed, an inmate leader, told a reporter inside the prison that the guards were seized by prisoners after the es-,ce cape plan failed. Ten guards were seized origi- jury: “I have mixed emotions woujd takp some sQrt of in El Paso, Texas and Alamo- nany but one subsequently was 1)00! against the government on kordo< N.M., Thursday a n d released. jn Christmas day, declaring, “J freezing rain slicked highvvavs    Posing    as    Guard am the Messiah to those who « West Texas and southeast policy board. Offers of help came from New    when we start talking about Zealand, the U. S. and Britain,    former President Nixon The government accepted the.^y 8° from ail8er to sadness ,'i|Hm in„ -MSSiail invac    ,    .    „    . . service and electric power, and offer of a huge U.S. air force Turning to a June 23, 1972, wjs^ t0 believe.”    New Mexico.    |    plot    called^ authorities feared outbreaks of    Starlifter, a transport plane    White House meeting at which    Secret service spokesman WH- The National    Weather Service    armed    with a    handgun ana cholera and tetanus.    from New Zealand and a British i    top CIA officials were instructed    t.am    Hawthorne said Fields had)said more was    on ^ way and    homemade knives to cap urc a The lack of electricity to ^'submarine whose generators    to inform the FBI that its Wa-    {££    "oTinterest" to the agency Uf heavy snow    tvk Id frigerate food added to the    can provide enough power for    tergate investigation could un-    Wednesday, but he would Texf *est of    ** Pecos rlver- "f    inmiie    in The Guard's threat of disease    a    city    the    size of Darwin    cover covert operations in Mex-not daborate.    [northeast New M e x I co and dress an inmate in the guard s A campaign of cholera and I Rescue operations were ham-*00* Frates remmded the jury; chief Earl Drescher of the Extetanus immunizations was be-‘pered by continued rain from|that bcf0^ that meeting Nixon,ecutive Protective Service, said,    .    . the cyclone. Tracy, which reared and H. R. Haldeman had dis- serurlly abs0|utP enough to rule ^^'^y    f!a *    ^    — lout of the Timor sea beta, cussed the CIA approach.    out    the    pcssibiii.y of a simitar    ^m    ^w    PlowT    TTT    fbi    gate    Tor    X    othTr Wednesday and lashed; A tape of that masting was,intrusion probably would be un- J* dear the wav ‘‘It is prisoners in-i ~.— --- ,faur ,hours with Turn over to the e^rt and its attainable without turnuig the    ^    Reed    said    the    scheme    worked winds up to 120 miles an hour’contents made public before White House into ‘an armed I    ,    it.J^    ^    tKi; southeast Colorado.    uniform. The inmate, posing as The Texas department of pub- a guard, would then enter a that controls the be gan evacuating critically dawn I Darwin Urgent Brezhnev Word to Sadat Nessen said neither meeting! J ared survivors. It flew in more and ^eavy would produce final policy decl- than 20 planeloads of medical    * sions. Instead, the sessions are supplies, drinking water. f°°d.    ••    .    svrfn#.v    -.na [part of Ford's preparation for; blankets, clothing and medical    V Nixon’s 2.000 ident- resignation as Pres- camp 9(H) “The President never told John Ehrlichman about it (theI without slow,” said Jose Lujan at the    up to that point but the inmate highway office in the pass.    posing as the guard and three Gunned Through    unexpected    Christmas    other prisoners escaped out the Police said Fields made a U- storm heaped snows an inch to gate before other prisoners January ,»Hcy ^ncemen.steams a'nd took more than 200;!"““ * road from the nearest a«^^ri.^» auou n|t,nei    ^ pcnn    avenue    jn:a    foot    deeP in New England, could reach to gate •January policy dnnuunccmcmsj    x    large    town, Alice Springs, in Haldeman conversation) and ne,, 4 ^    oKm.t    mairina    #ravpi    ann    “Thpv    us    ” laeonid message President ------   .. Middle East news agency re- decisions this week on whether to sign or veto dozens of bills: °Perai*on ana sa a . I i ii ex *• tx Lr rtiAiifn /loon 40 ported. It was if ,he ™e ^tWT,h^|«min« »««• SundaV' has visit lo r-g.vpi scneouiealve(oed (wo bj|ls and sjgned ia of desert and prairie are cut byi Frates Portrayed Ehrlichman persons    ------.—    •    as    tbe    White    House    square    who a I., u„„m that congress passed in the final not immediately known.    6    *    _____c- ^ , „    n_„..u    days    of    its    1974 session. Since the monsoon rains. nev rn for Jan. 15 400 Stabbings In South Africa 15 others. Ford’s rented seven-bedroom home was filled for the holiday with family and friends. The President told reporters he re- inuAiTWPcmmr    Afr.    ceived “a whole raft of very JOHANNESBURG, South Ain-    ___ ra (API   More than 400 Der- things plus some food u ♦ r a tv which the dieting Chief Execu-sons were hospitalized with stab    adn'fneed wounds Christmas day in Sowe- ______ to. the sprawling reserve for | blacks outside Johannesburg. Police reported one death. Christmas in the reserve, or township, is a time of fear for many of its estimated million [veople when gangs of young thugs known as tsoLsis roam the unlit streets. As stabbing victims poured into Soweto’s huge Barag-wanath hospital Wednesday and Thursday, the wards looked like front-line casualty stations. The staff could manage only emergency cases. Many of the wounded spent Wednesday mght on benches wilting for treatment. known dead Others put j    __      _ deaths as high as 80 Hundreds Doroertic airliner!. execuUve|“?*2^J“,? ^^^^^IchrijUnas morning became a-Nattonal Weather Service in on spokesman said the inmates -Ijets and other private planes I J!?!;.    tense    stand-off    between    Fields    Boston    said    the    northeastern    did    not    have    rifles    and    shotguns travel hazardous and “They crossed us,” Reed said, least nine traf- j The remaining prisoners then authorities said. grabbed a small arsenal of and Maine re-    rifles and shotguns, took the powder snow in    other guards hostage and corn- some    areas    while Cape Cod got    mandeered the prison’s cafete- What had started as a quiet i only    an    inch.    Officials at the    ria, Reed said. However, a pris- 1 National Weather Service *    *    “!i    ! were reported injured or missing. private planes were mobilized for the relief Barnard said at least 10.000 airlift. But, said Frates, “The 1>res-, a^icT white House security menlstonn caught them by surprise, but were armed only with home-(Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) (who fanned out over the; Dad Jailed, Flock To Aid Family Rockefeller Trip To Puerto Rico made knives. Newsmen Enter Today's Index Comics ......... 22 Crossword ...... 22 Daily Record ... 3 Deaths ........ 3 Editorial Features ......... 6 Farm 14 Financial ...... 23 Marion ......... 8 Movies ......... 21 Society .. ...... 10-12 Sports 17-19 State 4.5 Television 20 Want Ads ..... 26-29 CHARLOTTE, NC. (AP) -There were presents and food aplenty at the Leonard Harris home Christmas day. But the head of the house was missing. He was in jail on a bank robbery charge. “Man, I had to do it,” Harris told a television newsman in an interview broadcast Tuesday, shortly after t h e robbery. “Tomorrow’s Christmas, my babies don’t have anything. There's no food in the icebox.” The interview prompted a sudden spate of donations — food, gifts and $200 cash. By midnight Christmas eve, the family was swamped, said Mrs. Harris. “I was really shocked . . . especially as hard a time as people are having with jobs and prices,” she said. “My refrigerator and cabinets are loaded. The kids had a wonderful Christmas. The only thing that was missing was their father ... “I was sad but I was happy with the way people reacted. They came to me and asked if I needed help. They took me shopping for groceries and toys. Everyone has just been really beautiful.” Harris, 30, a salesman who said he has been out of steady work for six months, spent Christmas in the county jail in lieu of $50,000 bond. The FBI declined to say how much money was taken from a shopping center branch of the Northwestern bank, but Mrs. Harris said authorities recovered it. Harris turned himself in to a photographer-reporter for station WSOC-TV, Curt Peters, as police closed in on the area near where he lived. Officials say they tracked the getaway car with a helicopter. Peters said Harris walked up to him and said, “I’m the guy who robbed the bank ” Peters took Harris to tile studio, filmed an interview and drove him to the FBI office. Harris said that, although he attended Tennessee's state agricultural and industrial college for three years, he had been unable to find steady since he moved from New York employment to Charlotte last June. Mrs. Harris said they made the move with their two children — age 8 and 20 months — after she contracted rheumatic fever and a doctor told her she needed a warmer climate. She said she did not approve of her husband’s action and she didn’t know about it beforehand but she understood his motive. “It was just at the point where it was either the kids without Christmas or, well, he did what he had to do,” she said. “I didn’t want him to do it. Len’s not a criminal. It was something he felt he had to do for his family.” When the prisoners demanded to talk to news reporters, prison NEW YORK (AP) — Vice- oft*c*als arranged for a group of president Rockefeller and newsmen to enter the prison to members of his family went to ^    a1^.    witness Puerto Rico Thursday for a discussions with District of week’s vacation at Dorado Columbia Corrections Director Beach near San Juan.    Delbert Jackson. The prison is Press Secretary Hugh Morrow operated by the D.C. govern-said Secretary of State His-ment singer and his wife would join I ^eed an<* °^her inmate negoti-the Rockefellers during their a*ors received promises from stay    Jackson that there would be ad- Rockefeller was to fly in his ditional visiting time allowed own plane from Westchester ^01* the inmates and that Jack-County airport in White Plains, p011 would) recommend against punitive transfers for the inmates involved in the disturbance. Jackson rejected two inmate demands — that he remove the security director for the maximum security portion (rf the prison and that he guarantee there would be no prosecutions He plans to return Jan. 2. Today’s Chackle Teenage girl to a friend: “She’s the sweet, shy, quiet type—the kind you can’t trust alone with your boyfriend.” --Coovrlo+it (Continued: Page 3, Col. 5.) ;

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