Cedar Rapids Gazette, December 28, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

December 28, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 28, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Increasing cloudiness tonight and Sunday. Lowi tonight about 20. Highs Sunday In 30s. VOLUME 92 NUMBER 353 CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CEOAH RAPIDS, IOWA, SATURDAY, DECICMHER 28, 1974 ASSOCIATED PUESS, Ul'I, NKW YORK TIMES HOSTAGES SEIZED AT PARTY "Clash of Ideas" at Ford Talks VAIL, Colo. (AP) President Ford and his advisers are meet ing amid a "clash of ideas" to come up ,with a national energy policy. Federal Reserve Board Chair- man Arthur Burns was joining the discussions Saturday follow- ing a five-hour session Friday among Ford and 15 other aides. Press Secretary Ron Nessen reported after Friday's meeting that Ford teaid it was "tough as hell" to decide on a national en- ergy policy. "Choices were narrowed, but no definitive decisions were Nessen said. Ford skipped skiing Friday for the first time in six days to hold his first major business meeting since he came here for a holiday vacation. On inlo Afternoon Nessen described the opening round of talks Friday as "inten- sive, detailed and concentrat- ed." He said Ford and his advisers were not in total accord and that a of ideas" to nar- row the differences is under way. Originally scheduled as a morning meeting, Friday's ses- sion went on into the afternoon, with Ford inviting his advisers to a buffet lunch and stag din- ner at his rented Swiss-modern chalet. He took time out before the dinner to drop in at a cocktai reception given by two members of Vail Associates, an organization that runs this re- sort Ford plans to announce his economic and energy policies in a State of the Union message to congress after it convenes Jan, 14. I Tclcphoto No Details After Friday's meeting, Nes- sen declined to give any details of what Ford and his advisers are contemplating to fight infla- tion, recession 'and the oil- energy crisis. ''The President request.ee again that there be no public discussion of the details ol issues he lias under consider- Nessen said. "The Pres- ident wants to have all parts of his energy policy thoroughly thought out before he announces or has his advisers discuss it publicly." After his energy aides com- pleted a weekend conference al Camp David, Md., this month to recommend energy policy op- tions, Ford sent them back to come up with "proposals closer to his Nessen said. That's what's being done here, he added. Further meetings are con- templated before Ford makes his final decisions in two or three weeks. CIA Report He slipped away after Fri- day's conference and closeted himself in his bedroom to read a 50-page report by Central In- telligence Agency Director Wil- liam Colby in response to alle- gations that the CIA illegally conducted domestic spying and had files on American cit- izens. Ford said he will comment publicly on the report and per- haps make portions of it public after he has read it. Today's Index Comics 9 Crossword ..................11 Dolly Record............... 2 Deaths 2 Features 4 Financial 10 Marlon 5 Movies 8 Sports ....................7, 8 Television 5 Want Ads ...............11-13 TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N. M. (AP) j-Uoseph Cordova, 14, lost for three days and two nights in snow-covered plains, says he used his rifle to fight off coyotes. He said they were apparently attracted by the scent of three rabbits which he had killed. "The coyotes kept coming he said. "At 'first I threw the rabbits at them, then I had to shoot the coyotes with my rifle." A search dog found the Albu- querque boy in a snowbank Fri- day. He became separated from his father and brother during a Christmas hunting trip in a storm that dumped nearly a foot of snow. He apparently wandered aim- lessly on the plains west of the (Continued: Page 2, Col. 8.) David Cordova Looks Down at His Rescued Son, Joseph Search Dog Finds Boy in Snowy Wilds 19 Americans Held In Laos by Rebels VIENTIANE, Laos Rebellious Laotian troops held 19 Americans under house ar- rest for a fourth day Saturday in an isolated Mekong river out- post in northwestern Laos, U. S. embassy officials said. Two senior ministers in Laos' coalition government planned to fly to the lown of Ban Houei Sai lo negotiate for the Americans' release, but a U. S. official here said he doubted they would be [reed soon. The Americans have been confined since about 100 Roya Lao army soldiers mutinied am took control of the provincia capital 240 miles northwest o] Vientiane. "Less Likely" The U. S. embassy said the Americans were not regardec as hostages, although other well-informed sources said they ivere not free to leave the town. them are a pregnan woman and a number of sma" State of Emergency Decreed in Bangladesh DACCA, Bangladesh (AP) The government declared a nationwide state of emergency Saturday because of internal disturbances it said are threat- ening the nation's security and economic life. The order suspended coiisti- :utional rights effective imme- diately, giving Prime Minister Vlujib Rahman nearly a free land in running the country. There was no immediate indi- cation what "disturbances" the proclamation was designed to counter. But the countryside has suf- 'ercd from "widespread bandilry and political violence ever since he nation separated from Pak- slan in the bloody var of 1971. Famine Toll In addition, Ihc government ias acknowledged that more han persons have died of starvation in the last four months. Independent estimates put the toll much higher. Though the emergency decla- ration offered no explanation, it appeared that Ihc move was i Among woman children. U. S. officials had cxpressec hope the Americans would be freed Saturday but one souro said Ihis "now appears less like ly." He did not say why the situ ation appeared to have changed. The rebels are Lao Theung tribesmen. When they took over Ban Houei Sai, sources sai( they were demanding it be dc clared politically neutral am that the government repeal the opium law passed by the na lional assembly in 1971. Right ists said at the time that the demands were not negotiable. The opium law makes it ille- gal to cultivate opium for sale and stipulates that only the head of a household may cul tivate it for family consumption Opium has long been a chic cash crop in the region. U. S. embassy sources saic that Ambassador Charles White- house flew to the royal capital of Luang Prabang Thursday to express to Prime Minister Sou- vanna Phouma his concern for the safety of the Americans. Several Killed Whitehouse also met with foreign Minister Phoumi Vong- vichit, the No. 2 man in the Communist Patliet Lao, the sources said. Western military sources said the rebels fired more than 20 mortar shells inlo Ihc head- quarters for the army garrison. Several civilians and soldiers were killed Ihey said. The sources said Pathct Lao roops attacked and overran six jao army outposts in the area as the rebels seized the town. Bangladesh, the former East Pakistan, won independence three years and 12 days ago after winning a guerilla war with India's help. Mujib returned from Pakistani imprisonment Jan. 10, 1972, and in March, 1973, swept elections with more than 95 percent of (he scats in parliament. Almost Nothing The euphoria dissipated, how- ever, as his govcrnmenl slarted with almost nothing in its struggle to restore order and build a viable economy out of the ruins. Crime and political assassina ions plagued the regime with- out letup, and local leaders of ihe ruling Awanii League party were frequent victims. But Mujib's most tragic prob- lem remained lack of food. Pro- duction this year fell about (hrce million Ions short of the 12 million tons of food grains j needed by the nation's 75 mil- lion people. Mujib has called on Ihc army ploycs who retire this year. Ervin and Cook Resigning Early WASHINGTON (AP) Sena- tors Ervin (D-N. C.) and Cook (R-Ky.) have joined six senate colleagues in resigning just be- fore the end of their terms. Ervin said Friday he will re- sign Tuesday, just before 1974 ends, to take advantage of a 6.4 pension in- FAA Lag On Safety Is Charged WASHINGTON (AF 'ederal Aviation Administration ias failed to provide leadership n advancing air safety, a house panel has charged. The FAA, which is 'responsible or regulating airplane vas also criticized Friday ts actions in connection wo commercial jet crashes that claimed 438 lives. In the case of a Turkish Air- ines DC-10 that crashed near 'aris last March, killing 346 >ersons in the worst air disaster n history, the FAA premalure- y certified the plane's safety, 'aid the report by a subcommit- ee of the house interstate and oreign commerce committee. French investigators have said he jumbo jet crashed because cargo door broke open, caus- ng a sudden decompression that )uckled the floor of the cargo lold and damaged control ca- )les. Virginia Crash The FAA was also crilicizec '.or its actions following the Dec. 1 crash of a Trans Work Airlines Boeing 727 near Upper ville, Va., that killed 92. Afte the crash, FAA Administrator Alexander Butterfield announce that airlines would be requirec to install a device that alerts th pilot when his craft is below desired altitude. The congressional panel salt (he ground-proximity warning system required by the FAA would be less effective in pre- venting crashes than a system recommended by the committee. The FAA, while declining comment on tile report's broad- er allegations, said the device specified by the committee had not been perfected by the man- ufacturer but would be required equipment when it is ready. Airmen Reminder The FAA announced Friday hat it would centralize in its Washington headquarters all air- craft certification and other 'unctions now performed in field operating regions. And it reminded airmen of a rule that the pilot bears the ulti- mate responsibility for the safe- y of his aircraft and that lie ;hould maintain his assigned iltitude until established on a egment of a published route or an instrument approach pro- :edurc. Information released after the rash in Virginia indicated that lie plane may have dropped be- ow the assigned altitude be- ause (ho crew misunderstood 10 approach clearance. from Amy YORK (AP) r- is she in- the final arbiter "Look it up in the dic- etiquette for millions It means manuscript." has died in a to Amy Vanderbilt, a second-story window social rule is, when you Manhattan know a woman's title, you said Miss refer to her as jumped or fell from the I'm the authority on the Friday Yong Kho, deputy, in Staten Island, N. Y., examiner, said she 22, 1908, she was the fractures of the of the former Mary spine, ribs and Brooks and Joseph Mor- well as lacerations and Vanderbilt, an insurance 7 passerby found her Vanderbilt attended the the steps of the front Heubi in Switzerland, of her collegiate institute in and New York univer- where she studied journal- irownstone on the upper East ide shortly before 8 p.m. She ivas pronounced dead on arrival it a metropolitan hospital. Police said her husband, urtis Kellar, a general counsel to the international division o: Mobil Oil, and one of her sons by a previous marriage were a home at the time. Mogul Cousins Kellar noticed the open win- dow and looked out just as the passerby discovered his wife. A first cousin of railroad mogul Cornelius Vanderbilt, Miss Vanderbilt also claimed descent from the first Vander- lo settle In America, Janl Today's Chuckle Statistics show that there are more television sets in America than bathtubs. Which seems lo prove that you don't have to be clean to be enter- tained. Amy Vanderbilt Her first job was as a society and feature writer for the Sta- en Island Advance. Later she went into publicity and advertis- ng, although she continued! to write a column for International lews Service. First Job Band Holds Notables in Nicaragua MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) An armed band seized the home of a wealthy business man while a Socialite parly was under way and held as hostages a number of diplomats, govern- ment employes and industri- alists, the government an- nounced Saturday. It declared martial law. The hostages were believed all Nicaraguans. Their exact number could not be immediate- i ly determined. Two policemen were killed nd a number of other persons rounded in 'the initial attack on he house Friday night, officials aid. After publication of her book, she became a col- umnist for United Features. She was married four times. Her marriages to Robert Brin- kcnhoff in 1929, Morton Clark in 1935 and Hans Knopf in 1954 ended in divorce. She jnarriei Kellar in 19C8. She had three sons. The Envoy to U. S. secretary of President Anastasio Somoza said the hos- ages included the Nicaraguan ambassador to the U. S., Dr. jUillermo Sevilla Sacaza, and the ambassador to the U. N., uillermo Lang, and his wife, in addition to Managua Mayor ,uis Valle Olivares and his wife. The band, identified by the secretary as the Sandinista Front, swept into the home of Jose Maria Castillo Quant while the party was under way. Hundreds of national guard sol- diers surrounded the house later and were still there Saturday. The Sandinista Front is named for Augusto Cesar San- Aerslen van der Bllf. She wrote an internationally- syndicated daily newspaper col- umn, a monthly magazine col- umn, and books that sold more han five million copies, "What does Amy Vanderbilt was the first question asked by millions of Americans aced with the details of plan- ning weddings and formal par- ies or the problem of making uneral arrangements. Considered by many the died when their vehicles collided a the intersection of highway 3( and Hale road a mile north of here. Authorities said Franklin Blah- nik, jr., 43, rural Monmouth, and Linda Harington, 33, Olin, were thrown from their vehicles )y the impact and died of neck injuries. The highway patrol said Tracy Harington, 7, who was :ountry's foremost authority on he subject, Miss Vanderbilt jegan her career in etiquette in '.52. Prior to that she was a ournalist, advertising woman ind publicist. "Must Investigate" She once said of her work: "I ry io find out the most 'entecl people regularly do, vhat traditions they have dis- arded, what compromises they iave made. "1 always thought, for exam- }lc, that it was improper for a ady to cross her legs. Yet re- ently I saw two very eminent adies do just that. Now if must nvestigate and find out what is -orrect." Recently she acknowledged hat traditional etiquette was ut of place in an age of social, hilosophical and economic up- caval. "Ms. Unbearable" However, Miss Vanderbilt, preferred being addressed y her professional name or as firs. Kellar, took a dim view of lie feminist "Ms." title. Monmouth Man, Olin Woman Die in Crash OLIN Two Eastern guerilla hotter who -was cd about p.m. 'Friday MM? the early 1930s iding with her mother, was ad- milted to an Anamosa hospital 'or treatment of minor injuries. Ronnie L. Holland, 17, Mon- mouth, a passenger in Blahnik's pickup, was treated at an Ana- masa hospital and released. The highway patrol said Blah- nik's westbound pickup failed to stop for a stop sign and struck the Harington car. Services for Mrs. Harington ire pending at Hayden's in Olin. Services for Blahnik are pend ing at Hayden's in Oxford Junc- tion. Finch Seeking Seat in Senate SAN MARINO, Calif. (AP) Robert Finch, former presidon- ial counselor, has declared his candidacy for the Republican J. S. senate nomination. Finch, 43, resigned in 1972 after serving President Nixon as secretary of health, education and welfare and later as an ad- iser with cabinet rank. 2.4% Jobless in C.R. crease available to federal em- lo take over efforts to move I Cook he was slopping designed to free Mujib fromtfood from the southern port of down effective Friday so that constitutional restraint in dral-jCliitlagong to northern famine jhis successor, Democrat Wen- ing with crime, famine and the j areas and to halt large-scale [dell Ford, would have "a few debilitating corruption In a tismuggling along the Indinnidays' head start" on seniority hampers the economy. [border. other incoming senators. odar Rapids Unemployment rose from 1.6 percent in October to 2.4 lercent in November in the Cedar Rapids area, according to a report released Saturday >y the Iowa Employment Se- curity commission. 'Die report blamed the in- crease largely on seasonal rends. However, it said sev- ral industries did have lay- offs. Jobless The number of jobless workers in Cedar Rapids (de- fined by Ihc commission as all of I.inn county) totaled in November, an increase of from October. The national unemployment average for November was G.5 percent. Last year in November the Cedar Rapids unemployment rale was 1.9 percent and workers were jobless. Increase Seen The report said Ihe unem- ployment rate is expected to increase through February as seasonal conditions cause em- ployment to drop in agricul- ture, construction and retail trade. It said Ihe national economy may influence manufacturing employment in Cedar liapids and Urns produce a .substan- tially higher jobless rale. The labor force (tho number of employed and unemployed workers) in the Cedar Rapids area declined from in October lo 7IUOO in No- vember. The labor force was in November of 197K. Drop Told Total employment dropped from in October lo in November. A season- al decline in agriculture was for most of this reduction, the report Said. Employment in November of this year was above the level recorded in 197.1 Nonmanufacturing indus- tries reported a gain of workers from November, 197.1, to November, In manu- facturing, cmploymcnl rose from in November of to in November of 1974. when U. S. marines were oc- cupying Nicaragua to back up a pro-U. S. government. Sandino was a leader of a fight against the presence of Americans in Nicaragua. Others Held The secretary said other hos- tages included Moel Tallais and bis wife, identified as cousins of President Somoza; Ernesto Her- nandez Holman, listed as the local president of the Bank of America, and his wife; a local jusiness man, Denis Gallo and nis wife; Benjamin Gallo, de- scribed as an impresario; a newspaperman identified as Col. Laslo Pataky, and Franco Cha- morro, another official of the Bank of America here. A communique issued by the secretary said the Sandinista :and assaulted the home "firing their weapons and wounding several persons." "Children Also" Police said they had not been able to determine (the number of .errorists involved but added ,hat most of them carried auto- matic weapons. 'There are children a government source said of the juesls. The policemen killed were dentified as Rolando Espinoza ind Sgt. Voanergcs Morales. Of- 'icials said that among the wounded were policeman Julio Osorio Espinoza and Felix Me- dina Savedra, identified as a >odyguard for Castillo Quant. Named to Job Vacant Due to Death; Dies KNOX, Tnd. (AP) County Auditor Richard Zcllcrs, ap- pointed to a second term when the November election winner died last month, died Fridny nifrhl of a heart attack. Zellers, 44, a Republican who lost in the last election by 400 votes to Democrat Francis Knarr, was to have begun his new four-year term ncxl week. He had been asked by county commissioners to serve the term after Knnrr, 6H, died Nov. 29. j Safe Limit WASHINGTON (AP) The j current permissible maximum of 0.5 percent o( lead In paint is n sale limit and need not be lowered, the Consumer Product Safely Commission decided Fri- day. ;