Cedar Rapids Gazette, December 27, 1974, Page 3

Cedar Rapids Gazette

December 27, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 27, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Riplds Gazette: Frl., December 27, 1974 OUT OUR WAY by Cochran I've OOTA. MITERHEAP IKJ HERE, A BEVEL PRO- TRACTOR- AMP THIS 15 A KWUELIMG TOOL... THATW0OJ6 GUY'S ._ ......_ SOVCOMCERWEt? HIM OW OMB OFTHE rrHEOLPTIMER'S) ALL HEHAS.TOPOIS TOOL BOX IS TH' KKIOBS AW FULL OF W TELL YOU WHAT TO TO OU 'EM.' Thai Students Demand Execution of Ex-Ruler (BANGKOK (AP) r- Oustec military dictator .Thanom Kitt kachorn slipped back into Thai land Friday and the governmen put him under house arrest. Leaders of the politically pow erful student movement de- manded that the 65-year-olc former field marshal be put or trial for the death of 72 civilians during the student-led uprising in October 1973 that overthrew his military government ant sent Thanom into exile. The students 'accused Thanom of ordering the military an< police to shoot at the students and they demanded the deatt penalty. Before Dawn Thanom has been living in Boston with his wife and some members jof Ms family since the coup. He arrived in Bangkok before aboard a Lufthans, plane. Deputy Premier Prakorb Hu tasing told newsmen that the government had decided at an emergency meeting to place Thanom under house arrest a an undisclosed location endinj an investigation of the students charges. He said Thanom was accompanied by his wife, who was not arrested. Prakorb said Thanom sent him a message this morning saying that be was returning to visit his ailing 89-year-old fa- ther. Prakorb said the letter read: "When I left Thailand I had no time to say jgoodby to my father, and that was the reason I returned to Thailand today." Thanom asked to visit his fa- ther last month, but tentative government approval of the trip touched off such an outcry that he was told his visit was not ad- visable. Martial Law Prakorb said the arrest and investigation had been delegat- ed to the defense ministry be- cause Thanom's alleged mis- deeds were under the martial law by which he had ruled. The student government of Bangkok's Thammasat universi- ty I- birthplace of the 1973 up- rising that ended 26 years of military dictatorship issued a statement calling Thanom the "No. 1 criminal of Thailand." "If the government claims there 5s not enough evidence to try Thanom, the student govern- ment proposes that the acts of killing people and evading taxes are enough evidence to ar- rest and try the state- ment said. Thanom returned at a time that his successor as premier, Sanya Thamassat, was out of Bangkok and the commander of the armed forces was in the Philippines on a tour of South- east Asia. Word of the- former dictator's return immediately sparked a series of emergency meetings. Prakorb met with the cabinet, deputy military commanders and King Bhumibol Adulyadej's Privy Council; the National As- sembly went into closed session, and leaders of the student movement held an urgent con- Saigon Expels 'Rolling Stone' Correspondent SAIGON (AP) John D Marks, co-author of a controver- sial book about the U. S. Central Intelligence Agency, was ex- pelled Friday from South Viet lam as a "blacklisted" journal- st, government sources said. A woman companion, Barbara Guss of Washington, D.C., was expelled with Marks, the ources said. Marks arrived in Saigon last Saturday on assignment for the veekly newspaper Boiling Stone and had been interviewing poli- icians who oppose President Tiieu. Informed sources said Marks apparently let into the country by mistake. Marks, a former state depart- ment analyst, is coauthor with 'ictor Marchetti of "The CIA and the Cult of a Dook the CIA sought unsuccess- ully to block from publication. Marks and Miss Guss were aken into custody at a friend's ome Thursday night andl put board an airline flight to Bang- ok Friday morning. They were 'ell treated and dined with gov- rnment officials Thursday ight at a Saigon restaurant, the ources said. Government spokesmen ac- cnowledged Marks had been ex- jelled but refused to say why. lie other sources said he was lackmailed because of the CIA iook, although it focused only ghtly on Vietnam and did not vulge any information about it ot previously reported. Lawmaker Rejects Fete at Inflationary Smivr Citizen Bum Cedar Rapids System Telephone Area Ten (SEATS) In Cedar Rapids 398-5605' Elsewhere 800-332-5934 price SALE! LIGHTS GARLANDS CANDLES CANDLE RINGS PERMANENT WREATHS ARRANGEMENTS AND OTHER CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS Phone, 393-5565 5008 Center Pt. Rd. N.E. jriowu OAKPIN SHOP) mi. ii n OLYMPIA. Wash. (AP) i- State Rep. John Cunningham has turned down an invitation to a banquet" hosted by the Washington Stale Restaurant Assn. He says he wants to avoid fueling inflation. Cunningham, a Republican from Zenith who moves into the state senate next month, says he and his wife didn't think such an event was appropriate "in these times of tremendous eco- Prcsident Ford's request to avoid unneccessary spending." The banquet is scheduled for Jan. 12 In Seattle. 30 Passengers Hurt BUENOS AIRES (Apj A train overturned in northern Ar- gentina Thursday night, inju- ring at least 30 passengers. YEARS AGO A strong jerman counterattack near Ha- y's west coast forced Fifth army forces to withdraw from nomic instability coupled positions in the Serchioj unbelievable starvation and .'valley. Ousted Student Plans No Suit BOSTON (AP) A lawyer said Thursday that Steven Rosenfeld, a Harvard student forced to leave school after forg- ing letters of recommendation, has no intention of suing to gain re-admission. An Associated Press story ear- have (o sue to be re-admitted." Japan Sets Si Billion For Pollution Fight TOKYO (AP) Japan's na- tional anti-pollution council Fri- day approved billion to assist state and private efforts to con- trol air, water and noise pollu- tion and land subsidence over the next five years. Underground Test UPPSALA, Sweden (AP) Her this week said, "he may tremor- apparently caused by an sumed another factor Is a 0.4 underground nuclear test in the Semipalatinsk area of Soviet Si- benefits to which Fulbrlght will Now is the time to advertiseifceria was reported Friday at be entitled by resigning by the farm equipment in the want university's seismologic columns. Dial 398-8234. Early Exit Boosting Fulbright Benefits WASHINGTON Sena tor Fulbrlght (D-Ark.) will re ccive higher retirement bene- fits because Is resigning Dec. 31, three days before his term expires. A spokesman said Fulbright decided to resign because the senate's work is over and he is going on vacation. 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