Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 29, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Aion., April 29, 1974
by Bernard Lansky
Rock Concert Halted After Melee Erupts
"You’d think she'd be proud of having the school's leading collector of Stevie Wonder records in her class.. .But all she does is fuss over my math!"
Congress Poll Rating Tops Nixon; Bad Marks for Both
PRINCETON, N. J. (AP) -Tho latest Gallup Poll shows that those sampled think more of congress than they do of President Nixon. But neither got'very high marks.
Tile survey, conducted between April 12 and April 15, showed that more of those queried approve of congress than approve of the President and that more disapprove of Nixon than disapprove of congress.
» Thirty percent of the 1,621 persons interviewed said they approved of the way congress was handling its job; 47 percent said they disapproved and 23 percent were undecided.
The President’s performance, meanwhile, was approved by 25 percent of those surveyed. That matched his previous low point. Sixty-two percent disapproved of Nixon’s performance while 13 percent had no opinion.
In the most recent poll of Nixon alone, 27 percent expressed approval of his performance.
‘ In the latest poll, those surveyed were asked: "Do you approve or disapprove of the way
the United States congress is handling its job?” and ‘'Do you approve or disapprove of the way Nixon is handling his job as President.”
Predictably, Republicans and independents were more critical of the Democratic - controlled congress than Democrats. And more Republicans approved of N i x o n’s performance than Democrats and independents.
But Democrats were split on their opinions of congress, with 39 percent approving, 39 percent disapproving and 24 percent offering no opinion.
Fifty-three percent of Republicans surveyed said they approved of Nixon’s conduct in office while 33 percent disapproved ani’ 14 percent offered no opinion. Among Democrats, ll percent approved, 78 percent disapproved and ll percent offered no opinion.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A weekend rock concert was halted by court order after fans and police clashed in a melee that resulted in about 150 arrests and heavy property damage.
A Richmond circuit court injunction was issued prohibiting Sunday’s edition of the scheduled two-day Cherry Blossom Music festival. The injunction was upheld on appeal to the Virginia supreme court.
City officials and the promoter of the eevnt Marc Arenston, now are at odds over who was responsible for the disturbance at Saturday’s concert, which was attended by more than 20.000 persons.
The promoter said city officials had assured him there would be a minimum of undercover agents at the festival, but city spokesmen denied making that promise.
The concert had been billed as a "no hassle” event, and some youths told newsmen they thought that meant they could smoke marijuana and drink wine without being arrested.
The disturbance was apparently touched off when a girl was arrested in the stands by an undercover narcotic agent. Witnesses said the girl resisted, and the lone agent summoned help. Some youths then tried to help the girl, who was dragged kicking and screaming from the
stands by police, the witnesses said.
Despite exhortations from rock concert performers to "keep cool,” some youths hurled bottles and other debris at po lice. Thousands more continued to listen to the music, ignoring the clash with police.
Before police squelched the disturbance, several city vehi des were damaged and two were set afire.
Area hospitals said about 20 persons were treated for in juries but none was seriously hurt.
Tile arrests were made on a variety of drug charges and on charges of inciting to riot.
Douglas McNeill, community facilities administrator, said, "When the first ‘no hassle’ advertisement came to our attention, I called Mr. Arenstein in Las Vegas and asked him about it.”
McNeill said he told Arenstein the city officials disapproved of that kind of promotion.
Richmond City Manager William Leidinger vowed there will be no more "open-field” rock concerts in the city.
EPA Joins Demos To Fight Easing of Exhaust Curbs
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency has joined forces with liberal Democrats in the house to fight a proposed amendment that would take exhaust controls off roughly two-thirds of the nation's automobiles.
The measure by Rep. Louis C. Wyman, a conservative New Hampshire Republican, has gained support since it was first introduced last December.
Opponents privately concede that it has a chance of passing.
Monitor Reports Dramatic Slip in Kennedy Backing
BOSTON (AP) ward Kennedy (D-Mass.)
suffered a dramatic dip in sup I port for the 1976 presidential d
Wyman’s amendment would suspend all emission control requirements for automobiles registered to persons living in parts of the countrv with no significant air pollution problem.
According to Wyman, only cars in 13 metropolitan areas still would require controls.
He claims that removal of controls from cars in the rest of the country — approximately 95 percent of the geographical area of the U. S. — would save billions of gallons of gasoline a year and at the same time spare motorists the expense of purchasing vehicles equipped with costly anti-pollution devices.
The EPA, working with Rep. Paul G. Rogers (D-La.), chair-Senator Ed- man of the health and environ-has merit subcommittee, says Wyman’s amendment would be a i s a s t e r , emasculating the
“Watch him claim that that’s the way he planned it-he comes to.”
nomination among Democratic clean Air Act while achieving
Flood Threatens Peruvian Towns Following Quake
LIMA Peru (AP)—A constantly growing lake, treated when ruble from avalanches blocked off rapids high in the Andes of central Peru, threatened to roar down on six downstream villages Monday.
"It is rising very fast. Pretty soon it will reach the danger point,” an engineer in charge of communicating with rescue teams reported. "We will have to do something quickly and carefully.”
Several thousand people, mostly Indian villagers, were evacuated from the downstream communities as an engineering
Tournament of Drums Program Slated June 8
The 12th annual Tournament of Dfums, sponsored by the Cedar Rapids Emerald Knights, will be held June 8 at Kingston stadium.
An afternoon parade in the downtown area will precede the\“'7a\uui”. ^ evening competition. Isald the P°st
72? bCcde?j'i‘he ba«'e lasted about an hour, cated rn memory of Tom Smith, !and (he North vietnamese with-
North Viets Use Tanks To Attack Outpost in Delta
SAIGON (AP)-North Vietnamese tanks made their first appearance of the Vietnam war in the Mekong delta Sunday night, • the South Vietnamese military command reported.
Tile command said the North Vietnamese used five light amphibious tanks in an attack on the Lonk Khot outpost, on the Cambodian border 55 miles southwest of Saigon.
A communique said government troops and armored vehicles were rushed to the post, and South Vietnamese artillery' knocked but one of the tanks.
The communique said initial reports indicated two government soldiers wrere killed and 12 were wounded, while Communist casualties had not yet been determined.
Saigon’s chief military spokesman. Lt. Col. Le Trung Bien, was manned by about IOO militiamen. He said
Proxmire Lauds Improvements in Defense Posture
into Cambodia after the government reinforcements moved in.
. _ , , , Bien said the government
In0 Dolmen, forces did pursue the in-
III.; Capitol Charges, vaders across the border or fire
a member of the Emerald I
Knights, who was killed in an' auto accident last fad.
Competing for prize money will be Quincy,
Springfield, 111.; Capitolalres,Iinto Cambodia.
Madison; Osage Precisionaires; J _
the Royals of Waterloo; and the Clinton Nee-Hi’s.
The Marshalltown Eye-Openers and Emerald Knights will perform in exhibition. I KANSAS CITY (AP) - Some Chairman of the program 62.000 school children returned
committee is Bob Davisson. Jim to classes Monday after settle-
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senator Proxmire (D-Wis.), a frequent critic of military waste and cost overruns, gave the military top rating for accomplishments in the last two decades.
"No other department of government can show as much improvement in basic capability nor claim such a dramatic increase in effectiveness,” Proxmire said.
His remarks were prepared for one of a series of senate speeches on "what’s right with the federal government.”
Proxmire said the defense department has undergone "an amazing transformation” since he first entered the senate in 1957.
Back then, he said, the U. S. had only one nuclear retaliatory weapon, the manned bomber, and a defensive posture based on "an ineffective system of missile launchers” and subsonic interceptor aircraft.
But now, Proxmire continued, there are I.OOO Minuteman missiles, 54 large Titan IITCBM’s, 41 nuclear powered submarines with 656 missiles, as well as weapons with multiple re-entry vehicle capability
i party leaders, according to a survey by the Christian Science Monitor.
Tho survey shows that only 38 percent of the 103 state party i chairmen and national commit-iteemen who responded see the I Massachusetts Democrat as a j front-runner for 1976, compared with 77 percent who considered I Kennedy the front runner in a another : similar survey which drew 93 re-Nashua spondees Iasi November, youngster faces three before abandoning it on a grav- The Monitor said Watergate of larceny of a motor el road. Then he thumbed a ride1 was the biggest factor in Ken-
Youth, 14, Charged with Car Theft Spree in Area
A 14-year-old boy was in the from Center Point when it start-Linn county jail Monday morn- od smoking, ing after allegedly leaving a He hitchhiked to Indepen-trail of stolen cars behind him denco where he stole in three Iowa towns Sunday. car and drove it to
little fuel savings.
At a recent hearing of the House Commerce Committee, EPA chief Russell Train said removal of control devices would result in only a 3 percent saving of gasoline and that the air in 66 cities, containing 85 percent of the population, would become unhealthy.
vehicle, breaking and entering, back to Cedar Rapids, and hit and run. He was to be released to his parents Monday.
The boy was arrested after being involved in an accident * keys,
Police said he broke
n e d y ’ s slipping popularity. into Democratic leaders who have
Kennedy Pledge To Help Soviet Jews Emigrate
Police said he stole a car Vinton.
Schamberger Motors, 855 First'changed their minds seem con- MOSCOW (UPI) avenue SE, stole a set and then took I belonging to Lee Motors, Inc., of Chappaquiddick
belonging to Don Reynolds, 1002 Poiice said he abandoned the Thirty-sixth street SE Sunday car m the 1500 block of A avc-
of car jvinced the party needs a “Mr. j Kennedy promised a group of
a car Clean as a candidate and thati Sov^iet Jews during a one-hour
will rule out meeting that he would do every-
Kennedy as a contender, the thing he could to help them ami
Monitor said. "Kennedy’s
and Thirteenth abandoned the
street SE. Hei car ll miles!
hitting three parked cars.
A 13-year-old girl and 15-year-
grate, the Jews said. |
The ll Jews told Western cor-^atcr*i respondents about the one-hour, quoted io_mjm,te meeting shortly after as Kennedy flew to Amsterdam en
from jm alley near PTrst avenue j nue NE Sunday afternoon after stand out because of
gate,” the newspaper one Midwestern Democrat old boy in the car were arrested saying. "If he is nominated, hejr0ute back to Washington after at the scene and charged with will be haunted by Chappaquid-ja vveek-long, fact-finding tour, being accomplices in the theft of dick. He’s the wrong man for the last car. The 14-year-old fled the times.”
Senator Henry' Jackson (D-;
Campaign T rail
on foot and was arrested later.
All the Jews have been denied emigration permission.
Kennedy told newsmen his
Suspect Cigaret Set Off Fire
Wash.) emerged as a strong;talks with Soviet leaders have runner-up for the nomination in not changed his view that the
DECORAH - Decorah firemen suspect that a cigaret
Schaben: Campaign Will Be Clean
DUNLAP (AP)-State Sen.
James Schaben, (D-Dunlap), a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor, says he believes the June 4 primary campaign will be a clean one.
"I don’t believe the Democrats will tear themselves apart residence below Saturday eve in this primary campaign, the senate minority leader said Sunday.
“Personalities are not to enter into things. The mam
the new survey as the first choice among 25 percent of the . emigration if , (Democratic leaders, followed by j trade credits.
In Jdll DUlldinq Sen. Walter Mondale (D-Minn.)|
with 17 percent, the said.
should allow free it wants U. S.
The meeting was held at the Monitor I apartment of Alexander Lerner, an internationally known cyber-
, . ., , , I Chappaquiddick refers to an.neticist who applied more than
tossed from the second-story accident in 1969 in which a car two years ago for a visa. Winneshiek county jai! was the drjvcn by Kennedy plunged into The Jews said the session was cause of a blaze which charred a tidal pond on Chappaquiddick held at Kennedy’s initiative and ia window and caused heavy,island, Mass., killing a passen-'that he told them he had insmoke damage to the sheriff SgCr wjth the senator, Mary Jo'formed Soviet officials that he
Firemen were called at 6:47J 'p.m. to the sheriff’s living going I quarters in the jail building to
extinguish flames in a north-, will have ^ssues leadership ability, a least corner window' where
would be seeing them.
For Crash Vict;m
WAUBEEK — Fred H. Dose,
Realtors Back Bond Proposa
we will have u“,uv« “jcasi corner window' v.nere a . y , ----
nuclear warheads! ?omocratlc voting record and 8,^^ air conditioner was lo- °4- dlcd m » Cedar Rapids ho;;-
.. . i nlntfnrm that will m<v*t Iftws si , , . nit a1 SntnrHav fnllnwino an nutn.
to deliver on any potential ag- p aHor.?\^a* niei‘t ^nvas catcd. Officers theorized that a
gressor or more than enough to destroy any known combination
needs.” he said.
Schaben said he thinks Iowa's
cigaret thrown from a jail window could have landed on and
ital Saturday following an aut mobile accident.
He was born Sept. 13,
of adversaries several times'Democrats will unite behind the ignited combustible materials!aoar Anamosa O’1 Dec. 30, 1950, *ind nvr>r ” Pmymiro cain winner of the primary’. 'around the window'. married to Charlotte IC (l *
K.C. Teachers’ Walkout Lifted
Bishop is director of the Cedar ment
team of IOO men advanced ■Rapids Drum and Bugle Corps.
through rain and mud to the —
dam created by the slides Thursday night.
A sharp earth tremor dumped j three mountain peaks Thursday I night into the quiet little Manta
Guerillas Reject Portugese Offer
LISBON (AP)—Rebel leaders
ro river valley some 10.000 feet j ^ Portugal s African territories J tract.
of a 42-day teachers’ that had shut down the schools since March 26.
The Board of Education and American Federation of Teachers Local 691 voted overwhelmingly in separate sessions on Sunday to support the new Con
over,” Proxmire said For defense, he listed over-the-horizon warning radars in Europe and the Far East, hardening of missile silos against nuclear blast, supersonic aircraft plus new surface-to-air missiles.
"The military is not without; c. .. .
its problems, but there can be ^'a*es Meeting no argument about the tremen-j
primary "If Gov. Robert Ray is counting on dividing the opposition, he’s making a mistake that will cost him the governorship,” Schaben said.
Hay in Barn
The Cedar Rapids Board of Realtors has endorsed the $7.8 million bond issue for remodel-1919 ing Roosevelt, Wilson, Franklin McKinley junior highs, oters will decide the issue Tuesday.
Board President Jerry Cox
(Nelson, at Wyoming. She Aug. 17. 1971. Mr. Dose employed by the Iowa Steel and said the organization’s board of Iron Works, Inc. governors had endorsed the pro-
Surviving are a daughter, Jo- posal "as a vital step toward leon Hay Dose; two sons, Brian equalizing educational facilities
DECORAH — names leveled Uc and stovcn R ^ a|,
hay barn Sunday on the Jim at homc. his f.1(|;or Hfnry
The four candidates for the
for all of our young people.”
___ ....... j Cox pointed cut that the pro-
hlhcksonjarm five milos north [yosef Central City; one sister, posed renovation of the older
Mrs. Harold Anne Luke of junior
dous improvement within the; Democratic nomination for Sec-son had been burning a corn
militars; nu ar tho locf 17 imopc ” ! I J • i • _ i. ___________ _ -it . .
Decorah firemen said Ellick- Wyoming; three brothers, Ray-
military over the last 17 years,
ond district congressman will crjb
highs is facilities available
geared to proequivalent to to youngsters
$240,000 Reward Offered for Art
1211 Wiley boulevard SW. The program is being
mond, Cedar Rapids; Robert,
•_a?L S^r.a‘L sPa^s^n^c" Central City, and Henry of Cali-1 in the city’s two newer junior
highs, Taft and Harding.
ices: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at: —-
Ellickson had to go to a neigh- thc Jordans Grove Baptist
church. Burial: Springville eem-
appear at a candidate’s night hay in the nearby barn. Because fornja Tuesday at 7:30 at IBEW hall, there is no phone at the farm, c«rvi
1911 U/ilnsr knnWord CW r*si- ._____
spon- bor’s house to report the blaze.
above sea level and 320 miles have spumed the new junta's The next big decision is up to DUBLIN (UPI) - A london southeast of Lima. Authorities profuse of limited self-govern- school district patrons, who will insurance company Monday of-
(ment ana say they will fight j vote june n on whether to ac-|fered a nearly quarter million
sored by the Hawkeye Labor The barn was engulfed by etery. Friends may call at the to appear flames when firemen arrived. Murdoch chapel in Central City.
Council are C
said 200 persons were missing, 43 more were dead and 50 were injured.
on for independence.
#_____ "The only way to end thc war
Meanwhile, the river had I j" Mozambique is for’the tu: | tion of the teacher'pay Mke”
backed up for 14 miles lo form, guese to recognize thc right of I__
a lake 210 feet deep. The engin- J the Mozambique people — led
by Frelimo—to independence,”
I copt a proposed $1.25 increase dollars reward for the recovery
cots hoped to blast open a spill
that would drain the excess |said Frelimo, the guerilla move-) water off gradually. Otherwise j ment in Mozambique.” they feared the pressure of the j water would sweep the accumu
in the tax levy to finance a por-1 of 19 paintings worth nearly $20
million, stolen last week in the I world’s biggest art theft.
A spokesman for a London insurance assessor said his com-jpany’s offer of 100,000 pounds I ($240.000) reward was not an
Scheduled J. Adams
and Mike The hav in thc barn had been
$189 Million Gambling Operation Is Broken
The Popular Movement for the j ^RK (AP) — Po^ceiattpmnt “in hnv hart lh* naint
Liberation of Angola, one of the saT they bave brokc" UP a »(»■ y ack ,he paint'
Blouin, both of Dubuque; Harry sold at a recent farm sale but Sullivan of Ryan and Martin not yet picked up by the owner. Jensen of Cedar Rapids. There was no immediate es-
The candidates will be asked timate of damage. to comment on the issues of taxation, ecology versus energy production needs, veterans’ benefits and problems of the elderly-
Following comments by candidates, the public will be invit-
Mrs. Pazour Heads
Michigan Forms Anti-Kidnap Unit
LANSING, Mich. (AP)—Hie Michigan state police, responding to the recent increase in
108 Soviets Plane Crash
Auxiliary Group 'Motions, were to begin train--f ti. un o j inK 25 state troopers Monday in
Mrs. John H. Pazour Sunday dealing with kidnapings. *
president of the the Veterans of
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lated debris away s,u,d^'dy;.and guerilla groups in tha‘ with^^arrcsts otsTnereonstai "We wi« not negotiate with'cd to ask questions. •
r“to“w to TOgotiate conMi^ng* the conrd'nalcd raids on ‘^ire thieves.'’ he said. 'The reward; “Although the program in,V‘^
Hunreds of refugees were re-[complete independence of our rooms” throughout the city. j j to co.
ported crowded outside police j country.’’ But it rejected and communication centers in small towns on higher ground,
MOSCOW (AP)—The 108 victims aboard a Soviet airliner that crashed at Leningrad airport Saturday night were all So-itizens.
Soviet officials refused Sunday cm ment on the accident
was elected 'auxiliary of World war I.
Mabel KIcvcr was named n i o r vice-president; Vera
Federal secret service agents will train the hand-picked group, believed to be the first anti-kid-se*inaping squad formed among . . , state law enforcement agencies,
Vanous, junior vice-president; said Capt. William Voight, head
---.. i vjuvleu the ' This was one of the largest ^^(“nvLt^the ^ <Wes. „lher tha„ eon[irm that
proposal by the leader of thcjB ambling raids in recent i and conviction of 'he j stone! candidate^ other can-, fori.igntrs
were on board.
Berta Jasa, treasurer; Selma Peterson, secretary; Dorothy| services unit. McCalley, chaplain; and Miran-' da Fowler, guard.
junta, Gen. Antonio de Spinola, years,” a police spokesman said
looking for missing relatives! for a federation of Portugal with 'Sunday after teams of rackets
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - G. T.
__‘Tom” Willey, 72, a top official'
vivors were reported0 to have word.” it said.’"The power of other sports events and grossed of Martin-Marietta Aerospace
and friends, flights and a
Several supply convoy of trucks
her African colonies.
"In such a federation, Portu-
| agents raided 21 locations. Authorities said the operation!
didates have been invited as guests,” according to the Labor Council.
30 YEARS AGO — American bombers made the first land-based attack on the former U.S.
with food and clothing for sur- £al would always have the last took bets on horse races and
had difficulty reaching the arca because of bad weather.
LAFF - A - DAY
the state can only be hands of Angolans.”
SEOUL (AP)-Harry Ashmore, the fonner American newspaper editor and Pulitzer Prize winner, arrived Monday to see former opposition leader Kim Dee-jung and South Korean officials.
in the more than $518,000 daily, nearly Corp. and a founder of Florida ■one-fifth the $2.6 million in bets Technological university, died
handled each day by the city’s Saturday Offtrack Betting Corp.
after Igery in Texas.
‘Eldon, your parents are here.”
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