Cedar Rapids Gazette, December 30, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

December 30, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 30, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather light Uilghl. toilgkl Highs day li low 3fc. VOLUME 92-NUMBEK 355 CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CEDAR IIAPIDS, IOWA, MONDAY, DEC. 30, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES PAKISTANI QUAKE TOLL 'CapfurecT After 30 Years Teruo Nakamura, flanked by two Indonesian officers, held his rifle in his lap as he was inter- viewed by reporters Saturday at the air force headquarters on Morotai island. Nakamura, a Japa- nese soldier, went into hiding 30 years ago after Japanese forces lost the battle for the island during World war II. He was found by an Indonesian air force patrol. Say 3 CIA Officials Quitting WASHINGTON (AP) Three more lop officials in Ihe CIA's eounlerinlelligence divi- sion arc stepping down in the midst of a reported policy dis- pute and allegations thai Ihe agency was involved in do- mestic spying. Along with the resignation of counterintelligence chief James Angleton, Ihe three de- partures leave vacant the top command of Ihe division, which is known to have disa- greed sharply with CIA Direc- tor William Colby over detente with Ihe Soviet Union and Col- by's public discussions of agency activities. "Colby is using this to clean a well-informed source said of the departures. Alleged Overseer Meanwhile, it was learned that Angleton, named in pub- lished reports as the overseer of the alleged domestic spy operalion, once served on an interagency panel thai report- ed directly to Ihe While House on Ihe threat of domestic dem- onstrations and dislurbanccs. The so-called Intelligence Evaluation Committee was headed by Robert Mardian, former assistant attorney gen- eral and now a defendant in the Watergate cover-up trial. The sources said Ihe commit- tee was assisted by a staff which included Richard Ober. who has been named as the man who ran the CIA's al- leged domestic surveillance activities on a day-to-day ba- sis. Angleton has denied any in- volvement in illegal domestic spying. Ober, once an aide to Angleton and now on the Na- tional Security Council staff, has declined lo comment. Reasons? In addition to Angle-Ion, 57, whose resignation was re- quested by Colby 30 days ago, Raymond Rocca, 57, No. 2 man in the counlerintelligence division, Newton Miler, 4H, chief of operations, and Wil- liam Hood, 54, executive offi- cer, are also leaving the agen- cy at the end of this month. Rocca, Milcr and Hood con- firmed Sunday that they were stepping down, but declined to discuss their reasons. The CIA's mandatory retire- ment age is (15 for most of its employes, but Ihe re. quires those who have served overseas to retire at age (ill and urges others to do so as well. One source said Miler had been Anglelon's choice lo ulti- mately succeed him as coun- terintelligence chief. A source who worked with all four officials said their de- cisions were influenced in part by added benefits available to government employes who re- tire before the end of the year. However, the source said alle- gations of domestic surveil- lance and a long standing poli- cy dispute with Colby were the major factors in the retire- ments of Rocca and Miler. 50-i'age Report It was learned that Angle- ton's name was mentioned in one draft of the 50-page report on the alleged domestic spying that Colby has forward- ed to President Ford. Details of the reference to Anglelon could hot be determined. A well-informed source siiiil the counterintelligence staff disagreed "totally" with Colby over interpretation of events in the Soviet bloc and was more suspicious lhan higher policy-makers about the Soviet Union's expressed desire for detente. Anglelon and his staff were said by this source to believe that Ihe agency was being de- stroyed by Colby's disclosures of agency activities, including CIA involvement in Chile and agency contacts with U.S. journalists abroad. The source added that Ihe countcrintclligcnce staff ob- jected in general to Colby's policy of increased public ap- pearances, particularly his de- bale earlier this year with Daniel Kllsljcrg at a panel sponsored by a research group critical of the CIA. 25 Agents Hood was identified by sev- eral sources as head of the agency's operations in New York City during (he early 1070s. The New York Times reported in its Sunday edition that as many as 2f> CIA agents spied on anti-war activists and other militants in New York during the late IDIiOs and early 1070s. Hood called the report "absolute nonsense." On Sunday, Sen. Proxmire said on ABC News' "Issues and Answers" that he had learned from what he called very reliable sources of Reports of Missing Plutonium Spark Call for Recycling Ban WASHINGTON (AP) Amid reports that'the govern- ment cannot account for some plutonium, Hep. Les Aspin (D- Wib.) said Monday he will seek a five-year ban on plulo- nium recycling lo allow time for safeguards to protect the material from possible theft and use in homemade atomic weapons. The recycling process re- stores plutonium as a nuclear reactor fuel. At one poinl in Ihe process, it is in Ihe pure slate used for atomic weapons and as such would be shipped around the country, he said. "What happens when a bunch of hijack a Iruekload of plutonium and announce Ihey're going to lake out ;i city unless their de- mands are Aspin asked in a statement released by his office. "We need to he dead certain that It Is Impossible to steal Plutonium, not difficult, not risky, not unlikely, but com- pletely Impossible." The New York Times re- ported Sunday that the federal government is unable to ac- count for thousands of pounds of iiranimum and philnnium. The nuclear materials are unaccounted for at com- mercial plants in the United Slates regulated by Ihe Atom- ic Energy Commission. Ihe Times said. One unidentified plan! has not accounted lor about fl.llllll pounds of highly enriched uranium, the Times article said. The newspaper minted ex- perts as saying that the fail- ure of the AEC lo account for the missing materials leave doubts lhat may have fallen into the hands of terror- ist groups or hostile govern- ments. Aspin said the Atomic Ener- gy Commission wants lo re- line and ship 111) tons of phi Ionium in Ihe next 10 years bill has taken no steps lo re- iliiire thai reactors and repro- cessing plants be located near each other. As a result, he said, "there will be a scalier of reactors and a scatter of refineries, with hundreds of Ions of the deadliest substance known lo man running back and forth among them." his own lhat the CIA did con- duct surveillance, breakins and wiretaps while spying on American citizens in this country. Proxmire called for estab- lishment of "an independent special prosecutor with sub- poena powers who will prose- cute every illegal action by CIA agents, past or present." Huston Plan On May 22, 1073, in a state- ment on Watergate, President Nixon said Ihe Intelligence Evaluation Committee was es- tablished in December, 1970, after the so-called Huston plan, which called for break- ins and telephone monitoring, had been killed by objection of the late FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. The I ICC included rep- resentatives of the FBI, White House, secret service, CIA and the National Security Agency, according lo Nixon. In its current edition, News- week quotes an offi- cial familiar with the board's activities as saying that Ihe CIA reports "showed a good working knowledge of the rad- ical left, and. in my opinion, (Continued: Page 3, Col.li.) Ford Reported Eying Tax Cut VAIL, Colo. (AP) _ Presi- dent Ford has been urged by some (if his economic advisers to push for a tax cut to bolster Ihe faltering economy. Kurd also was reported really lo abandon his proposed income tax surcharge, a mea- sure he urged earlier this year when he declared inflation lo be public enemy No. 1 However, the deepening re- cession reportedly has led some White House economic advisers to push for a tax cut. That advice was said to have been given lo Ford over the weekend when he met with his economic advisers. There was no indication whether Ford will propose a lax cut. Ford has sworn his advisers to secrecy, and press Secretary lion Ncsscn has said lhat Ford will not announce any new programs until his Slate of the Union address sometime after Ih c new con- gress convenes on Jan. 14 Death Total May Rise; Hurt PATTAN, Pakistan (AP) The earthquake that hit north- ern Pakistan over the week- end killed an estimated persons and injured about 0011 in nine villages, rescue of- ficials said Monday. They said the final casualty toll could be even higher when reports ar- rive from isolated regions north of Paltan. The villages were clustered about Pattan, nestled among the snow-capped Knrakuram mountains about 200 miles north of the Pakistani capital of Islamabad. The quake struck Saturday evening and tremors followed inter- mittently for the next 24 hours. First word of the disas- ter was brought out by run- ners The quake left hardly one house intact in Pattan, a town of Senior army officers taking part in rescue opera- tions estimated 500 inhabi- tants of Pattan were dead, 0011 injured and some hous- es either completely or par- tially destroyed. Around Ihe Clock Army rescue teams have been working around the clock since shortly after the quake struck, treating the injured, pulling bodies from the wreck- age and mounting a helicop- ter-borne mercy airlift. Two field hospitals have been set up. Because of the widespread damage to houses many peo- ple have been sleeping in the open in temperatures that drop to near freezing at night. Nearly every family has re- ported losing one or more rel- atives in the disaster. Efforts lo bring in more blankets and tents have been hampered because the Kara- koram highway, which runs through the disaster-struck re- gion, has been either severed or demolished along a 70-mile stretch. The highway, which runs from the Chinese border near- ly lo Ihe Indus- plain in the center of the country, is the main artery through which vi- tal commodities are brought into Ihe poverty stricken northern areas of the country. Flown to Hospitals Some of the seriously in- jured were flown to hospitals in Rawalpindi. One survivor, Mohammad Yasin, said there were several tremors and many of the vic- tims were crushed to death by boulders from Ihe mountain- sides. Another survivor, 24-year- old Kiina Khan, said: "I was silting inside my house when there was this big earth trem- or. The whole house collapsed on top of me. "1 was rescued, hut three of my relatives an aunt, a young girl and a man were killed. The whole village was destroyed." Says He'll Stay in House Mills Admits Alcoholism WASHINGTON (AP) Hup. Wilbur Mills said Mon- day he intends to remain in congress despite an illness thai he described as acute al- coholism. "I know that 1 am a well man as long as I do not drink, and, by the Brace of God and with competent medical ad- vice and the support of friends, I will remain well Mills said. He added: "In light of the above, it is my intention to continue in the congress of the United States. My years of experience have given me some ability to make a contribution toward the solution of the problems of the times in which we the Arkansas Democrat said. Mills is in Bethesda Naval hospital, which lie entered aft- er appearing on a Boston stage with Annabel Battistel- la, the strip lease dancer in whose company he was found when police stopped his lim- ousine at Washington's Tidal Basin earlier this year. He is- sued his statement through his office. "I now realize, after several weeks of treatment by the doc- tors and soul-searching of my own, that I had developed a severe drinking problem, not as a daily drinker but as a pe- riodic heavy Mills said. Mills said that he had scarcely noticed in the last several years that his drinking habits had changed drastical- ly. He said he understands now that his pattern of drinking corresponds with alcoholism, which he called "a physical illness, as much as cancer and Terrorists Release Fly to Cuba MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) Nine terrorists Mon- day released hostages they held for 60 hours and flew off to Cuba with Ifi sympathizers freed from Nicaraguan jails, officials said. The Roman Catholic archbishop of Mana- gua went along to guarantee their safety. A national guard officer at (he airport said he believed but could not confirm that the Mexican and Spanish ambas- sadors and the papal nuncio in Managua also accompanied the terrorists to Cuba. The break came only a cou- ple of hours after the broad- cast of a guerilla demand that six points be met before noon or they would begin shooting one hostage every 12 hours. The government had said it would not allow the hostages at least 12 mvn to be tak- en lo Havana. No details were available on whether the government met a million ransom demand. A source close to the negotia- tions said the government agreed earlier to pay the ran- som in small bills. A source close lo the nego- tiations said the government agreed earlier to pay SS mil- lion in small bills, release 18 other Samlinista National Lib- eration Front members from jail and fly'Ihe guerillas and hostages lo Havana. But laler the five men and three women guerillas made additional demands for salary increases for many workers, year-end salary bonuses, and an end "to all repression" in Nicaragua. Exchange Details Nicaraguan President Anas- tasio met with aides at his home Monday to work out details of the exchange. The drama began Friday nighl when the leftists burst into a suburban Managua home during a parly lor U.S. Ambassador Turner Shellon, who hall left minutes earlier. Four persons were killed in Ihe takeover, including Ihe party's host, Jose Maria Cas- tillo, a wealthy business man and former agriculture minis- ter. The guerillas freed more lhan a dozen hoslages Satur- day and five women Sunday, including Ihe wife of the Chile- an ambassador. They kept her husband, Gen. Alfonso De- necken Diaz, captive. Archbishop Entered The women were freed after Archbishop Bravo entered the house to negotiate with the kidnapers. Among the Nicaraguan hos- lages were Foreign Minister Miguel Alejandro Montiel; Guillermo Land, consul in New York and ambassador to the Uniled Nations, and Luis Valle, mayor of Managua. The American embassy identified one of the hostages as David Carpenter, a liock- ville, Mil., business man and Castillo's son-in-law. The kidnapers had demand- ed million in and bills. The government made a counteroffer of million. The newspaper Novedades said the ransom money was being flown in from Ihe U.S. Israeli Nuclear Scientist Gets Defense Post .IKHUSALEM (UPI) Is- rael has appointed a top nucle- ar scientist to the strategic planning division of the de- fense ministry, news reports said Monday. The reports came three weeks after President Ephraim Katzir said Israel had a nuclear potential that should cause concern through- out the world. The English language Jeru- salem Post said Prof. Saadia Ainiel, a nuclear chemist at Hebrew university and a se- nior staff member at the Na- hal Sorek Experimental Nu- clear Research center, would serve as deputy to Vehoshafal Ilarkavi, assistant to Defense Minister Shimon Peres for strategic' policy. Cover-Up Case to Jury Today's Chuckle Teen-ager lo friend: "You'll have to excuse Ihe way my room looks my folks made me clean it up." coovnont BULLETIN WASHINGTON