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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 10, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather— Showers, thunder-storms tonight and Sunday. Low tonight in 60s. High .Sunday 75-80. VOLUME 92 — NUMBER 213 CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SATURDAY, AUGUST IO, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMESFORD BIDS CABINET STAY Arab Band Blasted by Israeli Boat By United Press International An Israeli patrol boat inter cepted a band of Arab guerillas in a rubber dinghy near the northern Israeli coast Saturday and blew up the tiny craft during a gun battle in the Mediterranean sea. No Israeli casualties were reported and military sources in Tel Aviv said none of the guerillas survived. The Tel Aviv military command said Israeli crewmen spotted the dinghy offshore from the Lebanese-Israeli border between midnight and I a m. land the guerillas opened fire. During the exchange the dinghy exploded and sank the command said. One military source said the type used by the guerillas could hold between tw'o and four men. Plane Downing The national radio said flares could be seen on the Lebanese shore during the exchange of fire and the guerillas were apparently coordinating their mission with a group on shore. U.N. sources said Syria had admitted shooting down a U.N. plane, killing nine Canadian members of the Middle East peace-keeping force. U.N. spokesmen said the aircraft crashed Friday about 13 miles from Damascus. The plane was on a flight from Ismailia near the Suez canal to Damascus. It carried a three-man crew and six servicemen. Aimed at Israelis? A Syrian official however, implied that the plane could have been shot down during an antiaircraft barrage aimed at Israeli jets attacking guerilla targets in nearby Lebanon. In Bientt, a Tripoli broadcast said Egypt had recalled military advisers from Libya, deepening the rift between the neighboring Arab countries. Name-Plate Clash Snags Cyprus Talk GENEVA (AP) — Turkish Foreign Minister Turan Gunes and Turkish-Cypriot Rauf Denk-tash. vice-president of Cyprus, left the Geneva conference hall Saturday in a dispute over name plates for peace conference delegates. A Turkish delegation spokesman said: “It is not a walkout.” Gunes said he left Geneva’s Palace of Nations to await resolution of a dispute involving official designation of the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot representatives. Denktash told newsmen he was going to his mission in Geneva but would remain “on call.” The Turks, who seek a federation of separate communities in Cyprus, demanded that the name plates read “Turkish Cypriot Community” and “Greek Cypriot Community.” Greek Choice The Greek choice was to designate the two sides as the president and vice-president of Cyprus. Foreign Ministers James Cal-1 a g h a n of Britain, George Mavros of Greece and Gunes had invited Denktash and Glaf-cos derides, the Greek Cypriot president of Cyprus, to join Saturday’s meeting on the political future of the island. U.N. Secretary - General Hurt Waldheim also attended. The three ministers met for just eight minutes Friday. Britain, Greece and Turkey became co-guarantors of Cyprus’ independence when British colonial rule ended 14 years ago. Last week the three agreed to an in-place cease-fire on the island, but its terms had not been observed. All fronts were reported quiet Friday for the first time in a month. U.S. Efforts The second phase of the peace talks resumed Thursday to draw up cease-fire lines and discuss prisoner exchanges. There were indications Friday of stepped up behind-the-scenes mediation efforts by the U.S. and the Soviet Union. The three-way talks had been expected to debate technical reports on cease-fire lines, prisoner exchanges and the question of Turkish enclaves at the Fri day session. No reason was given for the adjournment, but evidently the ministers canceled the session when a key report failed im arrive. Not in Time A joint commission of British, Greek, Turkish and U.N. officers had agreed to terms Thursday on demarcation lines wk —Gazette Photo by Duane Crock Late President's Cousin Mr. and Mrs. Allan Hoover of Greenwich, Conn., greeted Mrs. William G. Strench, 87, Santa Barbara, Calif., Friday afternoon at a reception for Mr. Hoover, son of the late former President Herbert Hoover, at the Hilton Inn, Iowa City. Mrs. Strench is a cousin of Herbert Hoover, whose 100th birthday was celebrated at West Branch today. Other pictures on pages 4, 5, and 16. Ford: "Outline Plans To Combat Inflation" Over 1,000 at Wreath Laying In West Branch By Dale Kueter WEST BRANCH—“It is good that we have such functions, for we need a sense of solemnness in these times, it seems to me.” A remark by a woman following Saturday’s wreath-laying ceremony at the gravesite of between Greek and Turkish Herbert Hoover seemed to iden-|forces. But their report did not tify the mood in this unique reach Geneva in time to be time of history.    taken up on Friday. The ceremony was part of the) Gr*ek    ^.Gene,v* ^ concluding day activities of the 1 e (,re€k delegation still had hundredth anniversary of the reservations about some aspects birth of the 31st President, the of the    report, only President born in Iowa.    . In a^,tlon* they sani, Greece As the more than 1.000 per.!^ not happy with the decision to sons walked toward the hilltop J*3* t[1e |ine accor^ir|S ° ac u-gravesite west of the Hoover!3 Turkish troop positions Aug. presidential library they could, •    .. not help but notice the impres- The sources said .lavros is sive speaker’s platform which r5s€rv!n^ * ,n?, up urn,I eight days ago was the Turks draw back to designed to be the'rosin™ for thetr p^bioa^of^July M,_when the nation’s 37th President. Ford Inaugural Text WASHINGTON (AP) - Following is the text of President Ford’s address following his swearing-in Friday: And may I say to the speaker win except by serving the peo-| pie’s urgent needs. We cannot stand still or slip backward. We must go forward, now, together. our minds and hurts our hearts. Therefore, I feel it is my first, duty to make an unprecedented compact with my countrymen.) Not an inaugural speech, not a fireside chat, not a campaign To the peoples and the gov , D . emments of all friendly nations,! ^ Director Roy Ash, and Over-Prepared Because the appearance of former President Richard Nixon was still scheduled up until a week ago Friday, national park service officials said, 4 We now appear to be somewhat overprepared ’’ Interior Secretary Rogers Morton was still scheduled to I the three ministers signed a cease-fire at the first session of Geneva talks. have not subscribed to any par-. tisan platform, I am indebted to and the others, if I could meet no    men and only to one woman (with you right after this, these —    my dear wife — as I begin Ternaries, I would appreciate it. Mr. Chief Justice, my dear this very difficult job.    ‘’Must Go Forward” friends, my fellow Americans. I have not sought    this enor- The oath I have taken is the moils responsibility,    but I    will    .    en ‘bough    this    is    late    in    an same    oath    that    was    taken    by    not shirk it. Those who nominat- e c^on year* there is no way George    Washington    and    by    ed    and confirmed me as vice- we can k'° forward except to every President under the Con- president were my friends    and!^e    r*    no    way    anybody can stitution. But I assume the pre- are my friends, sidency under extraordinary! „ were #f both arti circumstances, never before ex-, J, . ,    I perienced by Americans This is j actj Jder the Constitution an hour of history that troubles! jn [b*r name „ ,5 #n|y fm|ng then that I should pledge to them and to you that I will be the President of all the peo pie. Thomas Jefferson said mvaiuu viiaV} uvv a vauiuaikiii    t    ,    .    | speech. Just a little straight talk P€0P^ arJ- the only sure n .i-among friends. And I intend it    preservation of our to be the first of many.    liberty. And down the years I am acutely aware that you .Abraham Lincoln renewed this have not elected me as your    £?J|ed    to    the    safety    and sanity of President by your ballots. So I J* !? ^ in    the entire fami,v of man « well ask you to confirm me as your orJ10** ^ thejvorid. j as to our own precious freedom. President with your prayers ! 1 intend, on next Monday, to: I believe that truth is the glue And I hope that such prayers request of the speaker of the that holds government together, will also be the first of many, bouse of representatives and tho only our government but “To No Men*’    j    president pro tempore of *h< civilization itself. That bond, ...    ,    senate the privilege of appear- though strained, is unbroken at If you have not chosen me by mg before the congress to share home and abroad secret ballot, neither have I with my former colleagues and gained office by any secret with you, the American people, promises. I have not cam- my views on the priority busi-paigned either for the presi-iness of the nation, and to solicit dency or the vice-presidency-. I your views and their views. WASHINGTON (AP) - The government’s economic advisers are under orders from President Ford to outline actions he can take to deal with inflation, which they now say will be worse this year than they had predicted. The news that inflation would not decline in the last half of 1974 by as much as previously believed was the message Ford received from the circle of advisers on his first day as President. It was at that meeting Friday afternoon in the White House that Ford said inflation would i>e a “high and first priority” of his administration. He called for the outlines of the actions he could take to combat inflation and scheduled another session with the economists next week. Ford believes inflation to be the world’s greatest problem. Output Decline Kenneth Rush, a special presidential adviser on the economy, said in a telephone interview that not only will inflation be somewhat worse than thought but the nation’s economic output will probably show a small decline in 1974. A small increase had been predicted earlier. Rush said the rate of inflation will probably be between 7 and 8 percent by the end of the year “and probably nearer to 8 than 7.” He said there is some feeling the rate may be above 8 percent. So far this year inflation has been above ll percent, but administration economists had been predicitng this would decline to about 7 percent by year’s end. Rush said Ford made clear he “wants action and wants it soon.” Simon Agrees Treasury Secretary William Simon, who attended the meeting, agreed with Rush in a separate telephone interview. “The inflation forecast is a little worse than our original forecast,” he said. He declined to make a prediction of his own, saying the rate is under review. But he said he would not disagree with Rush. Besides Rush and Simon, others at Friday’s meeting were Chairman Arthur Burns of the Federal Reserve Board, Herbert Stein and Alan Greenspan of the Council of Economic Advisers, former Pennsylvania Gov. William Scranton. Ford has asked Simon to remain permanently as treasury secretary and Simon has agreed to stay, his aides said. Succeeding Stein Ford reaffirmed President Nixon’s appointment of Greenspan, a New York economic consultant, to succeed Stein as CEA chairman when Stein leaves at the end of this month. Simon, Greenspan and Burns will be regular members of Ford’s economics team. Ash and Rush have been asked to stay for a transition period, but their future beyond that is less clear. Rush said he will be willing to stay if Ford wants him too. Cheer Nixon On Arrival In Californ ia SAN CLEMENTE. Calli. (AP) — The cheers and applause of supporters eased Richard Nixon’s re-entry of private life at his Pacific oceanfront villa, but the former President faces a future potentially still full of Watergate. He flew home from Washing ton aboard Air Force One Fri day, becoming Citizen Nixon in mid-flight as his resignation was received by Secretary of State Kissinger at 10:35 a m. CDT. That Word To Security Council Too WASHINGTON (UPI) — President Ford Saturday called on congressional leaders of both parties, the nation’s Republican governors, h I s cabinet and the White House staff to propose vicepresidential candidates to him no later than Wednesday. WASHINGTON (AP) - President Ford held separate meetings Saturday with his inherited cabinet and National Security Council, asking the members of each to stay on the job at least for the present. It was the new President’s first meeting with each group. Making small talk before launching the formal cabinet session. Ford inquired of Secretary of Agriculture Butz if the rains that hit the Washington area Friday had been nationwide and might have helped ease the Midwestern drouth. Butz told him that the rains were regional in various parts of the country. Sets About Transition 4,000 Cheer A crowd of about 4.000 at El Toro marine corps air station cheered the ex-President as he descended from the plane promising to continue working for world peace “Having completed one task does not mean that I am going to sit in this marvelous Califor nia sunshine and do nothing,” he said, smiling broadly to the placard-waving crowd. “Over the next two years, I can assure you that in all the time that I have that can be useful I am going to continue to work for peace.” Scores of closer friends joined to greet him a few minutes later at the helipad next to his estate. Good Wishes and I hope that could encom-j pass the whole world, I pledge an uninterrupted and sincere! •search for peace. America will the|remain strong and united, but' Ford and Nixon photos on picture page its strength will remain dedicat- In all my public and private acts as your President, I expect to follow my instincts of (Continued: Page 2, Col. 8.) Hoover Is Honored The Hoover years, a photo and word story on J Herbert Hoover, Iowa’s I wily native-born President, appears on pages 4 and 5 of The Gazette to- I day. Today is the 100th an- I niversary of President \ Hoover’s birth and thousands of visitors have I streamed through displays and programs commemorating the event at his birthplace at West I Branch. Telegrams and phone calls of good wishes poured in. Persons who saw him up close said Nixon was relaxed and in good spirits after the dramatic and draining week. Asked about immediate family plans, an aide said, “I think they just want to relax.” Even as he relaxes, however, Nixon finds himself in new circumstances. No longer is he immune from prosecution, civil action or being called as a witness in legal proceedings sprouting from Watergate. On Friday, after pronouncing an end to “our long national nightmare,” Ford set about accomplishing a transition that his aides said he wanted to be positive, swift and sure. Between the time he was sworn in and his late evening Inturn to his suburban Virginia home — the Fords won’t move Into the White House until some time next week — there were these developments: Ford said through a spokesman that he considers the selection of a new vice-president of top priority, with the goal of announcing his choice within a week or IO days. He met with ambassadors from 57 nations whom he called to the White House to assure them U.S. foreign policy rein a i n s basically unchanged. With Secretary of State Kissinger at his side, he told one group of ambassadors, “I’ll rely on Henry for all the tough international negotiations.” Congress overwhelmingly voted Ford a pledge of cooperation and assurance of “fervent hopes for success” in the presidency. The senate approved the resolution on an unanimous voice vote and the house then passed it 328 to 0. Ford named a quartet of friends to advise him on restructuring the White House staff. The four — former Pennsylvania Gov. William Scranton, NATO Ambassador Donald Rumsfeld, Interior Secretary Rogers Morton and former Rep. John Marsh (Va.) — all had served with him in the house. Ford named Robert Hartmann, chief of his vice-presidential staff, to be a White House counselor. Nixon Friend, Envoy Resigns One-Digit Difference Rain Forces Cancellation of Tama Pow Wow White House Calls Flood the Bookers TAMA (AP) The 59th an.nu- speak at the afternoon program,    a1 Indian Pow    Wow    was    can- according to a press aide, who    celled Saturday    after    the    area said he would fly to Cedar    was flooded by    seven    inches of Rapids following a special cabi-    rain in two days. (Continued Page 2, Col. 5 ) Don Wanatee, secretary of the _ NI e s q u a k i e Tribal Council.! tap    which    sponsors    the    event, said .1.1    tho ,>ovv    Wow    ** rmehe- Toifiii/    ft    t    rim*#*ll*    doled    for    the Labor    Day week- Around    the    turn    of    the cen-    end, tiny. people were amazed when The event, featuring Indian someone drove 20 m p h. They dancing, started Thursday, but still are    cow**®*    rain washed out the perform- . t    ,    lances Friday WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (AP) — Hundreds of callers to the White House have misdialed and reached instead the telephone in Roland and Mona Booker’s kitchen. The Bookers’ phone number is the same as the White House number except for the area code, which is different by one digit. Connecticut’s area code is 203. Washington’s 202. Rumors of President Nixon’s resignation brought such a flood of wrong numbers at the Booker home that the family took the phone off the hook Wednesday night, Mrs. Booker said. Sixty-six persons Thursday called to support Nixon before he announced he planned to resign. Twenty-six telephoned Friday, said Ivy Booker, 14. “They wanted to give the President confidence. They usually are on his side,” she said Friday night. “People who don’t like him don’t want to spend the money to call.” Ivy' said the calls dropped off after the Nixon family left for California on Friday morning. “We haven’t had any calls tonight,” she said, adding that the phone would soon start ringing for President Ford. “It doesn’t make any dif ference who’s President,” she said. “The number’s the same.” Mrs. Booker took the phone off the hook again Thursday night when Nixon told the people he was stepping down. She said experience has taught the family that televised presidential speeches bring a deluge of misdirected calls. “It’s funny in a way,” she said. “But in other ways ifs very bothersome.” Ivy said the phone is often taken off the hook before bedtime “when people keep calling and calling and calling.” Most people don’t believe it when they’re told they’ve reached the Bookers, not the Nixons, she said. “There’s just no use arguing with them. We just hang up,” Mrs. Booker added. She said John Wayne’s secretary once called to get the actor and Nixon supporter a ticket for a presidential dinner. Another call was to arrange a dinner meeting with Nixon and Saudi Arabia’s King Faisal, she said. Then there was the man who called from a pool party Rock Group Plane Crash; Fear 6 Die JACKSON, Minn. (AP) - Al twm-engine chartered plane carrying a rock group to a singing engagement cashed Friday! night near this southern Minnesota town of Jackson, appar-ently killing all six persons TKGUCIGLAPA, Honduras aboard.    I (UPI) — Citing his friendship Following an anonymous tele- with Richard Nixon, tho U.S. phone call, county sheriff’s of- ambassador to Honduras re-; fleers found the plane in a mud- signed Saturday. J dy bean field near the Jackson “Three times in my life I’ve airstrip Saturday    j been appointed to positions by Deputies said there appeared j Richard Nixon. I consider him to be no survivors. The plane my friend,” Felipe Sanchez told reportedly was carrying four newsmen members of a rock group called j —-------------- Chase and two pilots.    lr , „    , mrnm Ike Nominator McKeldin Dies BALTIMORE (AB) - Former Maryland Gov. and Baltimore Mayor Theodore McKeldin, who Deaths Today s Index nominated Dwight Eisenhower, j for the presidency at the 1952 Republican convention, died Saturday of cancer. He was 73. j McKeldin was considered a in Seattle. When he was told it potential vice-presidntial run-was 5 a m. in Willimantic, he ning mate for Eisenhower in replied, “Ifs not 5 in the 1952 in speculation that preced* morning here.”    I    ed the choice of Richard Nixon Church Page ...... 3 Comic# ......... Crossword .... 7 Daily Record ...... 2 Deaths ......2 Editorial Features .... 6 Financial .. . .. ll Hoover Centennial 1.4,5,16 Marion ..... IO Movies ....... .......t Sports ......9 Television .......... ....* IO Want Ads ........ ... IMI r mmmmmmmmmmmrn mmmmm ;

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