Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 28, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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VOLUME 92 - NUMBER 109
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SUNDAY, /»PRIL 28, 1974
ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI. NEW YORK TIMES
6,500 in Impeachment Rally; Nixon Ponders Tapes Reply
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thou-jington since Nixon’s second insands of persons, accompanied'auguration in January 1973.
by rock music, streakers and; chants of "throw the bum Inc fragrance of marijuana, ouj’» marched on the Capitol Saturday seeking speedy removal of Richard Nixon as President.
The mood of the crowd, estimated at 6.500 persons by police, was spirited but good natured. For many, politics took a back seat to enjoying a pleasant outing on a warm spring day.
The impeachment march was the first major protest in W’ash-
and no more years” bounced against the walls of the Capitol. Signs read “Pick Out Your Drapes, Mrs. Ford’’ and “Jail to the Chief.”
A Youth International Party (YIPPIE) contingent started its march near the White House, and was nearly outnumbered by tourists. But its numbers swelled when it joined the national campaign to impeach Nixon on Pennsylvania avenue for the march to the Capitol.
Say More Than IOO Died in Soviet Crash
MOSCOW (AP) — airliner crashed in a flame two minutes after taking
The train of people was led by an Edsel automobile with a vice I court jury cut short delibera
presidential seal on its side and i lions Saturday night inthecrim-
drawing a cage with a figure inill conspiracy trial of onetime \ Soviet representing Nixon behind the Atty. Gen. Mitcliell and former
ball of bars. Commerce Secretary Stans aft-
Five persons streaked through
The cardinal's long winter silence has been broken. The notes of the male cardinal do several things —welcome spring, help him find a mate and establish his territory for the coming nesting season. This watercolor painting by Gazette Artist James Landenberger portrays a pair of cardinals with the male on the left.
Mitchell Jury Acid Cloud Breaks i/p, Springville Man
Weighs Tales 'n ®ras^
Of Wi+noccoc Situation w6/S iSGttQr A two-car accident four miles
CHICAGO (UPI)-A cloud of of Illinois medical school said NKW YURK (AP)—A federal.caustic fumes caused by a leak hydrochloric acid fumes could death
of a 55-year-old rural
at a chemical storage plant be fatal to children or persons Springville man and the hospi-
broke up and drifted toward with respiratory ailments. An- tuition of two young people.
Lake Michigan Saturday while other doctor was quoted Saiur- *red t>ose route 2. Springvil-
, , , .Ile. was dead on arrival at St
workers tried to seal the leak. day as saving persons who
ak. da\ as saving persons ss nu LUge’s hospital following the
Police and officials of the Chi- breathed the fumes could expect 4;51 p.m. collision on the Spr-eago Environmental Control De
At Bulk Terminals Co. on the city's far South side, workers began transferring liquid sill-1 ^ cone tetrachloride in the leak
er weighing the credibility of
off from the Leningrad airport the crowd, wearing nothing but I8ovcrnmcnt witnesses.
Saturday night. Western travel- Nixon masks. Police said they At the panel's request, Judge
ors reported. They said an air- were unaware of the streaking Gagliardi earlier in the day payment said the situation was line employe told them more and made no arrests. had rercad portions of his much better than Friday night
than IOO persons were feared The rally got underway when c^ar8e on the believability of when a concentration of the dead. a rock group performed. The witnesses. One ot those sped- cioud, which contained hydro-
Sources said Western officials crowd basked in the sun andi*Tca * mentioned was ousted chloric acid, forced thousands were told by Soviet authorities! many smoked marijuana open- W",te House counsel John Deem, j fro,n their homes, that no foreigners were aboardjly. The nine men and three women
the plane. The Aeroflot Ilyushin- On Television? iuro!? wen^4^a^ \° tlu ir botel housing development were baek<th n miilinn oaiinn
18, a four-engine turboprop, was Meanwhile President Nixon'[°J the.ni^ alt 6:15 p m. CDT, h Saturday and police ex-on a domestic flight to Kras- 1 ;sla™l IN,xon! the earliest by some three hours , d f 'h evacuations rePalrs could be made
nodar in southern Russia. n' a l.a c? a at. ? m„P!that ,hcy havc called il <lults' The wind had shifted and X A spokesman sad
The travelers, who declined to Md., Saturday to decide They will resume deliberations „ravish.whib! cloud was driftin
be identified, said they saw the if** mater,als he wl" “ at 9 am ,oday' grayish white cloud wasdnft.n
plane burning in a field about dcr 'he house impeachment; The case went to the jury two miles from the end of the nqTy and we,gh 'he Posstbili-Thursday, following a 10-week runway. "It was like a huge ball ,y „of,g01ng. °" "a,10nwlde •*»'- trW.
of flame," one said. sion to esp ain his case. ; The jury continued to review
Presidential aides said an ap-, perjury charges against Mitchell. once the law-and-order bastion of President Nixon’s administration.
However, the request for re
“We saw a stream of ambulances heading out from the city. When we got to the airport, a ground hostess told us it was believed over IOO people were dead.”
pearance on television Monday night was one of the “options” in a new public relations blitz designed to clear Nixon of all
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headaches and symptoms of a ingville-Mt. Vernon
bad chest cold for three or four b-inn county road X20.
davs The driver of the other car.
Darryl W. Martin, 19 of route I.
Mt. Vernon, and a passenger.
18-year-old Debra A. LaBarge
Central City, were also ta-
. - . ., . „ „ , .ken to St. Luke's.
T ., , mg tank to another storage la- .. .. . .
Residents of Altgeld Gardensidm t reli Dressurc inside: Martin was listed in serious
losing dpvplnnnif'nt. wprp hark!.. ( jnk so condbion Saturday night. A con-
jdition report was not issued on Miss LaBarge, though authori-pokesman said it was tjes sajd she was suffering from believed too much pressure in- internal injuries. side the tank caused it to rup-j ynn County sheriff’s deputies ture at a weld around a faucet. said Dose was travelling south Once enough of the liquid is and Martin north at the time of
removed from the tank, it would the accident. Cause of the ac
he possible to weld on a patch, !cjdent has not been determined, shutting off the leak, he said. Assisting the sheriff’s depart-“We expect to have it eom-jment at the scene of the crash Ipletely buttoned up today,” the;were the Linn county rescue (spokesman said, “I think the;unit, area ambulances, the Spr-igame is won It’s just a matter jingvillc fire department and the
A chemist for the University; of time now'.” I Mt. Vernon police.
in a northeastward direction over commercial and some residential areas toward the lake.
Area hospitals treated al least 56 persons who were affected by the fumes and IO were held overnight. Ail were reported in fair or good condition.
WASHINGTON (UPI) - Secretary of State Kissinger is heading for the Middle East again today, hopeful that with i Russian support he can arrange la disengagement of Syrian and | Israeli military forces on the I smouldering Golan front.
Kissinger I e a v e s Andrews AFB at 7:30 A M. CDT and flies first to Geneva, where he will meet tonight and Monday with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko. Kissinger will not begin his “shuttle diplomacy” between Tel Aviv and Damascus until late in the week.
President Nixon telephoned Kissinger Saturday from his Camp David, Md., mountain retreat, presumably for last minute consultations about the trip. Kissinger also conferred with White House and State department aides.
The secretary has said that he is hopeful “that the Soviet Union will play a constructive role in bringing about the separation of forces which is in the interest of all the countries concerned.”
In his conversations with the Soviet foreign minister, Kissinger will urge Russia, which has a major influence on the Syrian government, to persuade Damascus to accept a compro mise plan for separating Israeli and Syrian forces.
While the U.S. has not indicated just what it has in mind in the way of a disengagement I proposal, officials in Cairo reported that in rough form it consisted of three principal points:
Israel to withdraw from all of the Syrian territory taken in last October’s war.
Israel also to return to Syria a ! small part of the territory it
including the bombed out town of Kuncitra.
United Nations emergency force units, drawn from the buffer zone separating Israeli and Egyptian forces, to be placed between Israeli and Syrian lines on the Golan front after the initial withdrawals.
Tough as Ever
Agreement on such a plan, added to the disengagement of Israeli and Egyptian forces on the Suez front earlier this year, would allow the start of negotiations on a permanent Middle East peace at the Geneva conference.
But Kissinger will find Syrian
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14 Israelis Die in Fighting on Golan
By United Press International
In the bloodiest fighting since the October Middle East war, Syrian gunners Saturday poured ‘artillery shells onto a group of Israeli soldiers in the Golan heights and an Israeli helicopter crashed while trying to rescue them.
Artillery and tank clashes erupted along the entire length of the volatile cease-fire lines.
The Israeli military command said 14 soldiers were killed in all, eight in the shelling and six in the helicopter crash. Another seven were wounded in the shelling attack, it said.
The heavy toll came in what an Israeli spokesman described as a “freak shot” by Syrian : gunners in a relatively light day of artillery exchanges. The eight were killed in a single ’ volley of artillery fire,” a communique said.
A medical helicopter sent to evacuate seven Israeli wounded plunged earthward as ! Syrian shells burst around the craft, the Israeli command said, and the crew and medical team were killed
A Tel Aviv spokesman said The crash was an accident (caused by the difficult conditions, and the chopper was unhit by the shellfire.
Israeli television said the soldiers killed in the shelling were in armored personnel carriers.
The Israeli command also said an Israeli unit patrolling northeast of strategic Mount
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i Hermon killed two Syrian soldiers in a brief firefight. It said the Israeli unit suffered no casualties.
Syrian communiques reported artillery and tank battles throughout Saturday around Mount Hermon and along the Golan frontline.
A Syrian communique broadcast at 9:15 p.m. (2:15 p.m. CDT) said fighting ended on the 1 Golan Heights at 6:45 p.m., but was still continuing on Mount Hermon.
■ “Our artillery continues to bombard enemy positions on Mount Hermon with heavy and • concentrated fire,” the communique said.
It said Syrian gunners scored direct hits on two Israeli tank and armored vehicle convoys and “thick billows of black smoke were seen rising from them.” The Syrians also silenced Israeli fire in various parts of the front and scored direct hits on several Israeli positions and artillery emplacements, the communique said.
Earlier the Israeli national radio quoted field officers as saying the intensity of fighting on the Golan slopes had dropped off from the previous week.
An Israeli army spokesman said the day began with scattered Syrian artillery barrages aimed at Israeli positions on Mount Hermon, and at Tel j Shams and Harfa. The latter two spots overlook the central 'sector of the forward salient
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Kissinger Prepares New Peace Shuttle
Paper Tells Indictment Of Gurney
TALLAHASSEE, Ha. (AP) -A Leon county grand jury has voted to indict Sen. Edward Gurney (R-Fla.) on charges of violating state election laws, the Gannett News Service quoted a source as saying Saturday.
The source said the grand jury ordered the indictment drawn up Friday before it recessed until Wednesday. Gannett Tallahassee correspondent Wayne Ezell reported.
“He has been indicted. Apparently it was mostly based on the news conference. It is related to the questions raised by Marshall Harris,” Ezell quoted the source as saying.
State Rep. Marshall Harris (P-Miami) asked the grand jury to investigate statements Gurney made at a news conterence last December.
Gurney, a member of the senate Watergate committee, said then that he learned in 1972 that $100,900 had been raised in his name but that he did not report it Jo the state elections office because he had no campaign organization.
The grand jury viewed a videotape of the news conference on Monday.
In answer to a question from the grand jury. Circuit Judge John Rudd said Friday that a national officeholder could be charged with violating Florida law if he accepted campaign contributions without naming a campaign treasurer or setting up a campaign bank account.
Violation of the election law is
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Ford: Demos Exploiting Watergate
TULSA. Oka. (AP) - Vicepresident Ford accused Democrats of exploiting Watergate and restated his belief in President Nixon's innocence on a whirlwind tour of Oklahoma and Texas Saturday.
“I have no doubt that the President is innocent and he will be completely exonerated.” Ford said at a news conference after arriving in Tulsa for a Republican fund-raising dinner.
Ford said he is convinced evidence held by the White House will exonerate the President, but he admitted he had not seen | such evidence or heard presidential tapes sought by the house judiciary committee.
Ford flew here from Wichita Falls. Texas, where he told a GOF fund-raising luncheon he doesn’t believe there is enough evidence to impeach Nixon and “I happen to think he is Innocent.”
At a news conference in Wi-chit a Falls, Ford said the White House should turn over all relevant tapes to the judiciary committee.
Asked if he would serve on a panel to judge the relevance of the tapes. Ford said: “I don't think, as a possible beneficiary in the event things go badly, that I should judge the relevancy of the tapes.”
In Tulsa, Ford was asked if summaries of the tapes promised by the White House would be accurate. “It is almost unbelievable to me that the White | House would not make available the accurate words.” he replied. I He said Americans would have to assume the summaries' were correct.
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