Cedar Rapids Gazette, December 27, 1974

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December 27, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 27, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Clearing tonight with lows In ZOs. 1'arlly cloudy Saturday, highs 35 to VOLUME 92 NUMBER 352 CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CEUAK RAPIDS, IOWA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, DPI, NEW YORK TIMES TIGHT RACE: SENATE DELAY? FBI: Crime Jumps 16% In 9 Months WASHINGTON (AP) New FBI figures show that the na- itional crime rate rose 16 per- cent in the first nine months of 1974, the largest increase Ifor the period in six years. The crime rate in smaller cities showed the largest in- crease. The figures released Friday reflect an 8 percent increase in the vioJent crimes of murder, rape, robbery and assault. The property crimes of burglary, larceny and vehicle theft jumped 17 percent. The new report, based on sta- tistics supplied by local and state law enforcement agencies across the country, indicated that the upward surge that began in the last three months of 1973 has continued. Ally. Gen. Saxbe said the continuing crime increase "requires an intensification of our efforts to identify the causes, improve crime pre- vention and insure swift pro- tection." Crime rose only 1 percent dur- ing the same period a year ago. Then the spiral began, with the 5 percent increase recorded for the last quarter of 1973 and a 15 percent increase in the first quarter of 1974. The six-month figures for this year a' showed a 16 percent increa as do the nine-month figures. In keeping with the recent pattern, the new report showed that the largest increase for any of the seven crime ca- tegories measured by the FBI was 20 percent for larceny. Murder had the lowest rate of William Seidman increase, rising 2 percent. No category reflected a decline. Broken down by population, cities of more than I million showed the smallest increase, 8 percent. Cities of less than reported the largest overall increase, 24 percent. There was a slight decrease in the murder rate in the largesl cities and in some medium-sized cities. By region, crime increased 20 percent in the south, 15 percent in North Central states, 14 per- cent in Western states and 13 percent in the Northeast. Taken together, cities of more Ilian reported a 14 per- cent increase. In suburbs, crime was up 21 percent and in rural areas, 20 percent. Ford Ponders Statement on CIA Report VAIL, Colo. (AP) President Ford said he would probably have something to say publicly Friday on an inch-thick official report on allegations that the Central Intelligence Agency en- gaged in domestic spying. Ford made the comment Thursday night as he walked across a snowy backyard to a neighbor's house for dinner. The report, prepared by CIA Direc- tor Colby, was delivered to Ford earlier in the evening. He said he was studying the document. The President Monday or- dered Secretary of State Kis- singer to obtain a full report from Colby and relay it to him. Ford acted following publication of allegations that the CIA maintained files on Amer- ican citizens and had engaged in illegal domestic surveillance activities. Classified Portions Before a government courier arrived here with the Colby doc- ument, Ford told newsmen he might make it public. However, Press Secretary Nessen later said he understood portions of it were classified. Ford Friday held the first ma- jor business conference of his work-and-ski holiday that began. Sunday. Members of the Energy- Resources Council arrived frora Washington for a morning meet- ing Ithat Nessen said would pro- duce no linal decisions. The energy advisors are Irtle- rior Secretary Morton, Treasury Secretary Simon, Federal En- ergy Administrator Frank Zarb chairman Alan Greenspan, of the Council of Economic Ad- visers and Ford assistant L. Tclcelioto TO PUERTO RICO Vice-president and Mrs. Nelson Rockefeller arrive in San Juan by private jet for a vacation. Greeting them is Puerto Rican Secretary of State Victor Pons. Beloved Comedian Jack Benny Dies BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) (other family Jack Benny, the make-jpresent when All Des Crime Up in All Categories WASHINGTON (AP) i- calegories of serious, crime in Des Moines increased during the first nine months of 1974 from last year's totals, the jus- tice department reported Fri- day. The trend was similar to that nationwide, where serious crime was up 16 percent, Atty. Gen'. William Saxbe said. The figures were contained in tiie FBI's uniform crime reports released by FBI Director Clarence Kelley. The reports were based on crime statistics furnished 'by city, county and state law enforcement agencies. (Continued: Page 3, Col. 8.) Ford was asked Thursday whether a gasoline tax was still a live option. "That's about as dead as any option I Ford replied, but he added: "It's going to be considered. I think there are many better choices We'll talk about all the options." Because of the energy meet- ing, Ford said he would forego skiing Friday. He had been on ,he slopes five days in a row. The President will meet Sat- urday with his chief: economic advisers as a preluide to pre- laration of his January State of ,he Union message to congress. Energy Problems Nessen said the message vould "zero in" on energy and economic problems and would deal with little else. The press secrejary said it would be deliv- ered to congress within a week after congress convenes Jan. 14. Ford and wife Betty, who was bundled in a fur coat, walked in 5-below-zero weather Thursday night to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fitzhugh Scott for a dinner of grass-fed Colorado beef. Earlier in the day he spent 2'A hours skiing on the far side of Vail mountain where believe miser whose deadpan humor broke up audiences from vaudeville days into the age of members he died. Jack Benny Benny, the former Sadie Marks, ,verciroles and an infrequent special, .toned) delivery sounded funn, Mrs. Benny's humor as a fussbud'- by Benny remi get was built with a cast that Today's Index Comics.....................17 Crossword .................17 Daily Record................3 Deaths.......................1 Editorial Features ............6 Farm Finnnciiil Marlon Movies Society Sports Stale ............12 .............18 .............10 .............11 ..........13-15 ...........4, 5 Television ..................16 Want Ads ................19-13 television, is dead of cancer of'on hospital after suffering pain mained with'his only wife for 47 in natural bowls. Few but ac- complished skiers venture there. is popularly known as Mary included his wife, black comedi- Livingstone, the name she look when she joined Benny on stage. The couple adopted one daughter, Joan. Visitors to Benny's bedside on his last day included California Gov. Ronald Reagan, enter- tainer Frank Sinatra, comedi- ans Bob Hope and Danny Kayc, and Benny's friend of 50 years, comedian George Burns. Benny was flown to Los Ange- les for tests at Cedars of Lcban an Eddis "Rochester" Anderson and singer Dennis Day. In real'life Benny was gener- ous and shy. Although writers like to make me out a very complex, screwed up guy I'm a simple guy, a grateful guy not a 24-hour clown not a laugh machine not a he once He called himself "surprising- ly noting he had rc- ;he pancreas. He was 80. His wife of 47 years was at his redside when he died at his jome late Thursday night. Benny's long-time manager, Irving Fein, said the comedian lad been kept under heavy se- dation because of severe pain. Dr. Rex Kennamer, Benny's personal physician, said the :ancer was inoperable, accord- ing to Fein. Last Appearance Stomach pains troubled Benny recently and discomfort forced him to cut short his last public appearance earlier this month. jbefore a Dallas benefit Oct. 19. But doctors pronounced him in good health and he was dis- charged five days later. He in- tended to tape a television spe- cial and take a guest role in a film. cancer until it showed up on X- rays last Friday, Fein said. The manager said exploratory ;h'ick powder snow accumulates because of the entertainer's ad- vanced age. In addition to Benny's wife, His Press Award most recent public ap- pearance was Dec. 8 to accept (Photos on Picture Page.) an award from the Hollywood Women's Press Club. Benny's career began more than 60 years ago in vaudeville. But tests did not disclose the Decades on radio, television anc in motion pictures made hirr one of the nation's most beloved comics, and he maintained a surgery was vetoed by doctors schedule of personal appear- 1 __ nA- lint 11 TPPnTlll V TCllt ill? ances until recently. But his television appearances of lale were kept lo occasional: guesl Two Hostages of Escapee Die MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. A farmwlfe and her teenage: daughter were found shot to death after the surrender of an escaped prisoner who had held them hostage in their home for seven hours. Authorities identified the vic- tims as Marian Napierala, 53, and Garylc Napierala, 19. A sec- ond daughter, Cynthia, 17, also was held hostage. She was un- injured but was tak'jn lo a hos- pital hi shock. The, Indiana Slate prison es- capco, Riley Mosley, 29, of In- dianapolis, was taken to the stale prison's main compound in this rural community. He had been serving a 10-20 year sen- lom.'c for armed robbery at a nearby minimum security pris- on farm. Surprised Stale police said discovery of the bodies Thursday night, sur- prised them because only 25 minutes before the with 14 shotgun-armed state po- licemen surrounding Ihe house- police had talked by telephone with all three hostages. Anthony Vicari, commander of (he Dunes park stale police post, said officers had also talked with Mosley. "All during Ihe conversations, he said he would not harm Ihe Vicari said. Vicari also said the police- men, who were at least 100 yards away, had heard no shots and did not fire their guns at any point. Demanded Car Jim Smith, Gov. Olis Bowcn's executive assistant in charge of corrections, said Mosley walked out of Ihe Napierala home at p.m. and dropped two years and had never visited a psychiatrist. On Leading Booster stage Benny became the guns a 'pistol and a rifle as he surrendered. Officials said Mosley escaped from the prison farm 10 miles west of here about p.m. CST. look 11 pistol from a guard's home where 'he had been a houseboy, then invaded the Napierala home thrce-quar- lers of a mile away and de- manded a car. A neighbor, Robert Stephens, said the father, Stanley Napier- ala, and ihis 16-year-old son were hunting nearby at the time. They heard screams from the house and called slate police, Stephens said. The origin of the escapee's rifle was nol immediately known. Stale police said at one poinl Mosley said he would surrender if he could talk with his father in Indianapolis. Efforts to reach Ihe father wore futile nation's leading booster of his i o m e t o w n Waukegan, 111. where he was born Benny Ku- belsky, Feb. 14, 1894. He was the son of Orthodox Jewish im- migrants from Russia who owned a saloon. Piercing off-tune squeaks from his violin became one of Benny's radio and television fix- tures. But serious performances on the instrument provided? his first source of income. He qui school in the ninth grade to take an ?8-a-wcek job playing in the pil of a local theater. Several years ago his home- town named the Jack Bennj junior high school in his honor. He hit the road in 1911 in touring act billed as "Salisbury and Benny From Grand Opera to He once said the girls began paying at- .ention to him then, and "that, I guess, is what hooked me for show business." He made his firsl stab at com- edy while serving in the navy in 1918. lie played Ix.zy There, the admiral's "disorderly." "Funny by Contrast" "Everybody else was ham- ming it up, so I guess my (flat Report 15 Die in Train Collision LISBON, Portugal (AP) A radio station reported that 15 persons were killed and dozens injured when two trains collided Friday on the eastern edge of Lisbon. Killh in Month MOSCOW (AP) The Soviet Union Friday launched ils fiflh unmanned Cosmos satellite this month. seed. His vaudeville career bios somed in the '20s. Lalcr 'h urned to radio, stage and tele vision. Benny was regarded as th master of comic timing th iregnant pause, a blank look o a simple drawn out "hm-m-m Comedian Steve Allen one commented that Benny was "t liumor what Arlur Rubinsleii s to music. His 'laugh-at-me posture made him 'straight ma :or Ihe whole world.' Despite his smash success o radio and television, his film only modest attention Among them were "To Be Not To "Love Thy Neigh bor." and "Charley's Funeral services have bea scheduled for noon Sunday a Hillside Memorial cemetery i suburban Culver City. Shah: Iran Won't Fight Against Israel y Associated Press The Shah of Iran says his irces will not fight on the Arab de in another Arab-Israeli war though their sympathies will e with .them, the semiofficial gyptian newspaper Al Ahram eported Friday. Al Ahram also said Egypt's ew war minister and its ireign ministers were flying to [oscow Saturday in response to "urgent" invitation from ommunist party chief Leonid rezhnev. A Beirut newspaper eported the Russians had of- ered Egyptian President Sadal le latest model Mlg jets and AM anti-aircraft missiles if he vould let Soviet military anc echnical experts return to Egypt- "No Choice" The Shah told Al Ahram he tvas misinterpreted when he aid in an interview with a ieirut weekly two weeks ago 'All Islamic countries would be nvolved in a new war with srael. Of course we would havi no choice this time. That wa: vould be ours. "Of course Iran is not think ng of participating in the figh he told Al Ahram. "Yo are aware of geographical an other obstacles. But our sen- iment will certainly be on your side." The paper said War Minister Abdel Ghany Gamasy and Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmy during their visit to Moscow would concentrate on prepara- tions for Brezhnev's visit to Cairo next month. But the cir- cumstances of the invitation and he inclusion of Gamasy indicat- ed important military matters would be discussed. Israeli Foreign Minister Yigal Allon said in Tel Aviv that peace talks with Egypt "were objectively but he stressed that any further pull- back by Israeli troops in the Sinai desert must be linked to Egyplian concessions. Time Period "The depth of Israeli with- drawal must be directly propor- tioned lo the scope and signifi- cance of the Egyplian commit- ment including a time period for which the agreement is to be lie declared. Israeli Premier Yitzhak Rabir appealed again for peace but warned the Arabs that Israel is "stronger, readier and more prepared psychologically than (Continued: Page 3, Col. 8.) Contest in N.H. May Spell Snag WASHINGTON (AP) The enale's normal business may e delayed at the start of the ew congress for what could be long process of deciding be- ween two claimants to a senate eat from New Hampshire. The struggle between Republi- :an Louis Wyman and Demo- :ratic John Durkin apparently vill 'be the first in which two :laimants possessed certificates if election to a senate seat. When the new congress begins in Jan. 14 all other senate busi- ness may be brought to a stand- still until a decision is reached in whom to seat, senate aides say. "Until Disposed 01" The rules provide that questions and motions all arising :rom the presentation of a new Minnesota Interests Buy into Iowa Banks A Minneapolis partnership, Interatah Co., has purchased the personal holdings of John T. Hamilton II in Banks of Iowa. The partners were identified as Paul R. Thatcher and Ladon- na Hagen. Hamilton, who has been chair- man of the board ;and director of Banks of Iowa, Inc., had owned less than six percent of the company's shares of common stock outstanding. Banks of Iowa is the largest Iowa-based registered bank holding company, owning 100 percent of the stock of The Merchants National bank in Cedar Rapids and a number nf other Iowa banks. Others? There has been speculation there are also undisclosed partners involved in the pur- chase. Thatcher has been a long-time assistant and associate, accord- ing to Minneapolis sources, of Duanc 'Andreas. Andreas, for- merly of Cedar Rapids, is well- known for his support of former Sen. Hubert Humphrey. Sources say Thatcher is also a well-known figure in Die Dcmo- crat-Farmer-Labor political co- alition in Minnesota. The Hamilton family was as- sociated with Merchants Nation- al tank in Cedarj Rapids for many years. Hamilton's father and grandfather also served as president of the bank. The fami ly's association with MNB goes back to just 18 years after the bank was founded. Hamilton joined the bank in 1934, was elected president in 1946 and was elected chairman of line board in 1966. He retiree as an active officer in March o 1971 Jand now resides in Wes Palm Beach, Fla. There was no disclosure or the purchase price of the stock However, on the basis of the current quotation on Banks 01 Iowa stock, asked and the i transaction would amount to approximately mil- lion. senator's credentials "shall 'be proceeded with until disposed of." But a different scenario could develop, depending on' the moves made by the rival con- tenders and their supporters in he senate. The New Hampshire Ballot jaw Commission announced ast week that its recount of the ballots cast in the No- vember election gave Wyman, now a member of the house, a Avo-votc victory over Durkin. But after an earlier recount gave DurJtin a 10-vote margin or the seat of .retiring Republi- can Senator Cotton, Gov. Mel- drim Thomson sent a certificate if Durkin's election to the sen- ate secretary. Thomson later sent a letter rescinding this fcertificate and ?riday he announced that he and :he executive council had (certi- fied Wyman as the winner. Two Questions Meanwhile, Wyman began proceedings Thursday in Man- chester, N.H., asking the Hills- boro county superior court to transfer to the state supremo court two jurisdictional ques- tions: Does any slate body have ;he right to invalidate a federal election? If so, who would call a new election? Wyman says a new election is the only fair way to allow New Hampshire voters to select the man they truly want -in Wash- ington. Durkin called Wyman's court action a .diversinary tactic .0 keep the matter away from he senate. Senate aides said their re- search has found no precedent for two certificates of election to a senate seat. The presentation of creden- tials and the swearing in of 18 Ethiopian Students Found Strangled ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP! Eighteen students were foua< strangled with piano wire Thursday nigh I in Asmara bringing to 45 4he total of such deaths in the past four days in that northernmost Ethiopian city, reliable reports said. The reports said Asmara, cap- (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.) newly-elected senators takes precedence over virtually all other business. Lengthy Battle? In either event, motions could be made to seat one or the other or to deny both of them a seat pending a senate investigation of the New Hampshire election. Because all these motions are debatable, a lengthy battle could break out. The senate could agree to ask the rival claimanls lo stand aside until all other senators were sworn in and then proceed, after gelling organized, lo de- cide what to do about them. It might decide to scat one or the other without prejudice pending the outcome of a senate investigation or deny them both a seat until after the investiga- tion. The investigating subcom- mittee could conduct still an- other recount of the ballots. But. whatever its findings, the final judge of who is lo be scaled will be the senate itself. Clmcfclc card game in which you usually get terrific poker hands. ;