Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 23, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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VOLUME 92 - NUMBER 104
CEDAR RAPIDS. IOWA, TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 1974
ASSOCIATED PRESS. UPI, NEW YORK TIMES
26 Americans in 107 Crash Dead
can, 29 Japanese, 18 French, four German and three Canadian. The others were from India, Taiwan, Indonesia and the Philippines. Seven were of unknown origin.
The crew included nine Americans and two foreign-born stew-in the United
DENPASAR, Bali (UPI) - An Indonesian army search unit hacked its way through mountain jungles to the site of a Pan
American World Airways jet
liner crash just before dark Tuesday night and said there were no survivors among the
107 persons aboard.
Two Balinese villagers had ;ardesses living
reached the scattered and States.
smouldering wreckage earlier in The jetliner was the fourth I the evening, but the government | pan Am Boeing 707 to crash the held up official announcement' t]0months Thrceo(thedi.i on the death toll until arrival of
the paratroopers flown to the sast^rs were rn the South 8eas.
mountain from Jakarta. ^ hcre was n0 explanation for
The paratroopers were report- the South Pacific crashes — the* od hacking a helipad out of the airports in most cases have | jungle to help bring out the niodern facilities.
The Denpasar control tower said flight 812. which was to 1
Pan Am officials said 17 of passengers
Gannon Tabs Palmer As Running Mate
have landed also at Sydney, Fiji and Honolulu on the way to Los Angeles, radioed “field in sight" in its last massage to the ground. <
Bali airport officials said they could detect nothing unusual before radio contact with the lost.
said the jetliner ap-
By Prank Nye P^e?“L f ,Mt' ,.Mesehe
about 339 feet below the sum-
DES MOINES — In a most un- pjane would have had
usual move Monday night, onc:(o pass between Mf. Mesehe and
of three Democratic candidates ,he ncarby Mt Tingatinga befur gov et nor endorsed one of b)rA approaching the airport at
the party s two candidates for ivenpasar. Bali's main city.
lieutenant governor. ____
Former State Rep. William Gannon (D-Mingot, the governorship candidate, called for election of a Gannon-Palmcr team this fall at a fund-raiser for State Sen. William Palmer (D-Des Moines) in Ames.
Brandt Views Israeli Defenses
West German Chancellor Willy Brandt, center, tours the former Israeli Bar Lev defense line on the east bank of the Suez Canal. With him are Gen. Saad Maamoun, foreground, assistant Israeli war minister, and Gen. Ahmed Badawi, Third army commander. In the background is a military bridge built during the October war. %
Mitchell-Stans Trial Stalled by Legal Argument
NEW YORK (UPI) -
Told Kidnap VAs Johnson To Resign
btory; Hoax Investigation
WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald E. Johnson, a native of West Branch, sharply criticized on MIAMI (AP) — Bank official both sides of Capitol Hill and by Albert L. Dantzler. who last several veterans organizations,
Progress of the Mitchell-Stans wepk sa‘d was kidnaped and p]ans (0 resjgn as 0f
criminal conspiracy trial was r*ld f0*' Veterans Administration.
. „ , _ , , , , vestigated in a possible extor-
stallcd Tuesday by legal ar- tion hoax a SQUrce doge to lhe But White House spokesman
gument over admissibility of ev-!j^u^ap inquiry said Tuesday Gerald W arren Tuesday rejected “Now that Gannon has made ’dence about telephone calls and “Dantzler is the subject of a reP°rts that Johnson had been this move - this decision to meetings of the defendants. criminal investigation.” theflred-
have a Cannon-Palmer ticket.” After nearly two hours of source t0,d lhe Associated One well-placed source said paperwork snarls and VA hosp!- that 1,1^ deciSion
Press. “ “ - -
The other candidate for lieutenant governor, State Sen. Charles Miller I D-Rurlingtoni, wonders where that leaves him.
Israel’s Rabin Faces Tough Political Job
TEL AVIV (AP) - Yitzhak Rabin, chosen to succeed Golda Mcir as Israel’s premier, Tuesday faced long, hard bargaining with prospective coalition partners in an attempt to form a new government.
The ruling Labor party’s central committee elected Rabin premier-designate Monday by a vote of 298 to 254 over Information Minister Shimon Peres. Rabin's name was to be submitted Tuesday to President Ephraim Katzir.
He has three weeks to put together a coalition with a majority in the knesset, Israel’s parliament, and could get a three-week extension if necessary. But both of Labor’s partners in previous governments — the National Religious party and the Liberals — have made clear that Rabin will have a tough job getting them to join his team.
Many Liberals want a new election rather than just new faces in the cabinet. And leaders of the Religious party are under fire from their militant youth division for not extracting enough religious concessions from Labor w'hcn they joined Mrs. Meir’s last government March 6.
Meanwhile, Israeli warplanes streaked across the rocky Golan Heights Tuesday, strafing Syrian positions on strategic Mt. Hermon. On the ground, Israeli and Syrian howitzers dueled along the tense cease-fire lines.
Calif.), Rep. Olin Teague of Texas, ranking Democrat on the house veterans affairs committee; the Veterans of Foreign Wars; the Disabled American
Veterans, and the Paralyzed Tho TeI Aviv command rc-
Veterans of America. ported two more Israelis killed
Ray Soden. national com- in tho fighting on the front lines
mander-in-chief of the Veterans Monday. of Foreign Wars, expressed ^hc ^ Av*v command said
_ pleasure at Johnson’s departure ^e air attacks were aimed at plans, saying “We are hopeful st°PPinS construction of a road
Miller told The Gazette, “it going over listings made by the; , ,
raises the question of total coop- government from the logs of the; An assistant vice-president of ;han a year return to private eration if Gannon should be two defendants elected governor and I should j in his chambers be elected lieutenant governor Lee Gagliardi called
this fall. explained the situation, and sentjheld for $60,000 ransom.
“I have been scrupulously I it out for an early lunch.
Johnson had planned for more tai conditions.
A national commander of the the 49-
will spark a
s and arguments (City National Bank of Hallam *lfe whcn hls term exPircs June American Legion in 1964,
•s, Federal Judge dale, Dantzler called the bank .
called in the jury, Friday and said he was being Committee Leaders ;vcar' ’ ohnsorJ ,eff a Sl
successful farm supply business in Johnson announced his resign iowa to head the agency. r , . . ... J u Ile was found unharmed early nation plans on Monday after Calls for the resignation have
careful of having arn ties with jje previously indicated that Saturday on a Tort Lauderdale President Nixon’s chief of staff come from Sen Cranston
any of the other candidates dur-case 0f former Attorney beach and later told police he Alexander Haig met with con-;________________________
ing the primary race on the General John Mitchell and had escaped by jumping from a gressional veterans affairs com-
theorv I can cooperate w ith former Commerce Secretary I boat into the ocean and swim-!mittee leaders and later with
those who win the party's nom- Maurice Stans would go to the ming to shore. Johnson.
;jury late Wednesday, but the; ms car was discovered by; Johnson’s statement said he
change in schedule raised the police nine blocks from the had informed Haig “of my in-
possibilitv that the jury would part of the beach where he was tentions to resign as administra-
begin deliberations Thursday. found. A police officer said salt tor The argument arose out of a deposits on the car revealed
“eJ°r!his five years “of dedica,ed ™r'I complaint P HOUTS. vjce’. to veterans and con- artinn for red uled phone calls and meetings Police originally said a package containing $60,000 was
that would take Syrian armor
new direction in the VA." and artillery ”P the snow-
Johnson’s resignation “should caPPod fudges of the mountain.
assist the veterans of this command spld ad Israeli
country and will hopefully im- Planes returned safely to
prove the services across the bafc following the two-hour at-
nation,” Soden said.
The American Legion, which Thf fS>Tian fmm?nd said
air defenses stopped the attack
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inations this June."
Gannon is the front runner, according to the polls, for the Democratic go\ernorship nomination in his race with Democratic Senate Leader James Sdiaben (D-Dunlap) and former State Rep. Clark Rasmussen (D-West Des Moines), a past Democratic state chairman.
Seldom, if ever, has a can- proof the calls didate for governor on either evcr I°°k place.
party’s ticket publicly endorsed--
a candidate for lieutenant governor when more than one is seeking the nomination.
Interpreters Strike, U. N. Assembly Sessions Off
A spokesman for the Tel Aviv
command said Syrian gunners
fired on the southern sector of
.... m ,. j * i ithe Golan Heights shortly after
A non of the dav s plenary meet- .. i j .u r *• i
number of U.N. interpreters! mgs ' ,he warP|anes made ,hclr fmal
UNITED NATIONS (AP
Johnson said he had enjoyed stayed off the job Tuesday in a'r Pass 'Tuesday.
„>vernmcnt attempt to enter,,hat it had not been there for ~
into evidence a listing of sched- more than a couple of hours. vipn- tn thp vptpr;in, anH J ^ L J g,lturned fire in the 43rd succcs-
He said Israeli gunners re-
during several months of 1972
and 1973. The defense argued placed in a trash receptacle that the mere scheduling was no|not far from the bank. and meetings
Moving from Cardboard Box To Garage Room
TALLAHASSEE, Kla. (UPI) -
Will Pay for Scaring Birds
FREDERICK. Md. (UPI) —1 County commissioners agreed:££ forced him ,0 live Monday to pay a $2,000 bill — J - ......
Retired baker Harvey Smith, the source said.
pilose $136.90 a month Social Se- No further contact was made.
vice to me veterans ana con-1 action forced cancellation of .ministers and other heads of sidered that his administration General Assembly plenary sos-'delegations on problems caused achieved a great record. isions. by the energy crisis and price
But critics frequently charged The corps of 75 interpreters increases. his administration was — as onejp r o v i d e s the simultaneous; A sufficient number of in-But the source told AP that I put it — one of “frustrating! translations that delegates tune .terpreters was reported on hand
a dummy package, containing inefficiency and bureaucratism on in English, French, Rus- so a special full-membership! party
a note to the alleged abductors, bungling." jsian, Spanish and Chinese. The|committee of the Assembly was) greater
was used instead. j There also have been charges!interpreters have complained of able to schedule its regular
“The note said their demand that the VA under Johnson had overwork and understaffing for meetings. The committee has
for the money within a half- become a “dumping ground"'the special Assembly session been writing a declaration of ..We must exhaust every pos-
hour was unreasonable. It was for former Nixon campaigners, under way since April 9 on raw principles on raw materials and sjbilitv of peace " he declared
'.unmrtpH «h.» IMH™ ,.aperwork gnarls materials and development. development in his aeceptance'spcech.
v ; There was no immediate com-; The social committee of the gut Rabin’s reported w bl
in March, Nixon ordered ment from the U.N. administra-;Economic and Social Council, ;jngness t0 return to Jordan part Johnson to head a management tion on the dispute, except for.one of the main U N. organs. 0f (be West Bank territory cap-team to study complaints about the announcement of cancella- also canceled its meetings.
suggested that, if they contacted us again, we would make every effort to accommodate them,"
sive day of artillery exchanges on the northern front.
The selection of Rabin was seen as a victory for the dovish left wing of the Labor which advocates territorial compromise with the Arabs than Mrs. Meir had been willing to offer.
the cost of scaring off millions
in a discarded cardboard box.
of birds from their roosting
has been given a garage room
U, UUU, livid .w* ,w«on..6jb a ^ple
place near the tiny village of Mr anH ^
The funds wert
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Riper said they are fixing up an area over WASHINGTON (AP) — to finance a tbejr garage for Smith, 67, and supreme court Tuesday
Court Skirts Racial Quota Issue
tured in 1967 alarms the Religious party, which confiders the territory part of biblical Israel.
Rabin at 52 is the first sabra,
Thejsion although not scoring as "If the admissions procedures them." The majority cited these or native-born Israeli, to be
de- well on admissions tests and the of the law' school remain un factors in declining to decide picked for the premiership, the
changed, there is no reason to
the DeFunis case on the merits. , youngest man ever chosen and
five-night noise attack that had tbey pjan to install a small dined, at least for the present | like. ,VIW1,8™, v 10 linouil . . .
featured firecrackers and clee- bathroom » ♦ i «•* i w.i* • u j j . In tw'o other opinions Tues- the representative of a genera
, j ■ TU r)ainroom. term, to rule on the constitu-; DeFunis, who was admitted suppose that a subsequent case j™. a- pnllrf )iAn nAIirft! „;r„i0
tromc sound equipment. The ^be Kipers said Smith, who ti lif f • • nrnferroH * u . u > ^ , . . . day. the court. tion new to the top power circle
birds had frightened livestock. doesn t want •■charity," will do rf LTlinnri'!e"1n t0 the law SCho°‘ Undcr )UdlClal attacklnR ,host’ Procedures wall r«m 5 to 4 that "all forms of in Israel.
order, is about to graduate. not come with relative speed to managerial employes" are ex- A newcomer to politics, he
“Because the petitioner will j this court now that the supreme dnded fr°m linion membership, j joined the cabinet for the first
: i.. a Col- time six weeks ago as labor
a a preference for minority stu°|at the end of the term for which1 ken," the majority said, dents at the University of Wash-.he is now registered regardless
destroyed grain fields and, yardwork and other chores to
created potential health naz- i pay for his rent.
ards with their droppings, which Smith has been sleeping in a
treatment to racial minorities in compensation for past discrimi nation
(President Given Five More Days
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House said Tuesday President Nixon has requested and been granted five extra days to i respond to a house judiciary committee subpoena for 42 tape-recorded presidential con-; versations.
Nixon made the request because “he wants to toke some ! additional time to review' the response in its entirety," said Deputy Press Secretary Gerald Warren.
Warren said Nixon’s request was relayed to the committee's chief counsel, John Hoar, by White House Watergate lawyer James St. Clair, and that Chairman Rodino (D-N.J.) and the committee staff agreed to extend the deadline until next Tuesday.
Rodino scheduled the news conference for Tuesday afternoon.
Other members questioned whether Rodino had the authority to grant a delay on his own. However, it appeared there would be majority support for an extension if Rodino puts it to a committee vote.
The subpoena, issued after a 33-3 vote of the panel conducting an historic impeachment inquiry, carried an original deadline of this Thursday.
In recent days, the committee has told the White House it has additional requests for tapes of presidential conversations. Warren said in response to a question that the additional request had no effect on Nixon’s decision to seek the extension in answering the subpoena.
When asked whether the new house request was for documents and tapes related to the ITT anti-trust and a controversial milk price support decision, Warren responded that it was "more broad in scope than that."
But Warren would not enumerate what was being sought beyond the 42 subpoenaed tape recordings.
In disclosing the extension request, Warren said, “The President has spent many hours reviewing the response . . . and has decided he would like some extra time ... to review it in its I entirety."
Warren's statement indicated what other officials had reported earlier — that Nixon has tentatively decided to give the committee edited transcripts of the conversations rather than the tape recordings themselves.
One official said that White House representatives told the committee staff that it was a “very time consuming job to compile and prepare material" for the answer.
This was an apparent reference to the transcription of the tape recordings, which one source said was made more difficult because portions of the conversations are virtually inaudible.
"The President wants to deal with this matter in a cooperative and reasonable way. He does not >eek a confrontation," the official said.
However, a ranking White
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were inches deep in spots. After the birds finally
[discarded appliance box in left,ivacant lot and cooking his!
The ruling in a case involving I complete his law school studies,court of Washington has spo- ‘‘“'ed “”a"‘”T?y ma„ , ... . . .. .
h , . .. . Lo si_____i *____...L:„L!iron " tho mainrifv cain orado case that a state ma) not minister. Although he was chief
________ u lutMiiN ai me uinveiauv ut wasn- ut .o ,^ulultJJ| The state supreme court had P*ace a cedjn8 on wor^ exPense of staff during the 1967 war, he
commissioners were upset thatlmeals on a portable camping jnglon ,aw schooi haj been ea-1 of any decision this court might I approved the admissions poll- I af T “"rn baCk '? f'jL*
the state health department ran stove because he eouldn t make gcrly awajled for jts potential!reach on the merits of this liti- des of the law school. State 10 families with dependent chil- duty during the war last Oc-up the $2,000 bill without their j ends meet on his retirement J on (jie future course of gation, we conclude that the authorities have told the court
prior authorization. But they (check. [affirmative action programs to (court cannot . . . consider the | that DeFunis will be permitted
agreed Monday that the restora-j - I redress past discrimination. substantive constitutional issues to complete his legal education
I the unsigned court opinion. I less of the outcome of the case.
For FCC Post But the court said Tuesday in: Justices Brennan, Marshall.! Thc Constitution requires that
an unsigned opinion that the White and Douglas dissented. federal courts act only in an ex-WASHINGTON (AP) — The: case is moot. . ii hi I t listing case or controversy. The I Commissioner John T. O’Hagan
senate Tuesday confirmed re- The case involves a white stu- Available La or court Jias determined in said Tuesday that a free-flowing ^jrs ^|ejr t0 quj(
tired Detroit broadcaster James!dent, Marco DeFunis, who was I The unsigned majority opinion previous cases that “federal gas leak caused the explosion Duello for a seven-year term on initially denied admission to the indicated the issue will be avail- courts are without power to de-j that ripped open two skyscrapers the Federal Communications law school while a number of able for court decision at a later [Commission. (minority students gained admis-|date.
was worth the cost.
Humor is the hole that lets the sawdust out of a stuffed shirt. --Copyriflht
Gas Pinpointed As Blast Cause
NEW YORK IAI’) - Fire
cide questions that cannot affect Monday and injured almost the rights of the litigants before persons.
This has enabled him to stay clear of the controversy over the government’s unpreparedness for the Arab attack, a dispute which hurt the Labor party in the December election and finally forced
Until last fall, Rabin for five years was Israel's ambassador
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