Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 17, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Chance of thunderstorms tonight and Sunday. Low tonight, (HI-65. Highs Sunday, high 70s to low 60s.
VOLUME 92 - NUMBER^220
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 1974
ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES
Mundt Dies Tipsters Charg e on
At 74* Long ^oc^y Labeled False
WASHINGTON (UPI) - The White House said Saturday that the office of the special Watergate prosecutor, I^eon Jaworski, has concluded there was no
New York state under the supervision of R. Burden Bixby, our own state campaign manager.”
The unidentified White House official said the tipster told a Ford aide, Philip Buchen, that evidence of Rockefeller’s in
truth to an unidentifed tipster’s WASHING I ON (AIU — allegation that former New York
Former Sen. Karl Mundt (R- Gov. Nelson Rockefeller provid-S.D.), an ally of Richard Nixon e(* money for disruption of the volvement was contained in vo-
1972 Democratic national con- luminous documents once in the
vention. I custody of convicted Watergate
Press Secretary Jerry ter-: burglar E. Howard Hunt.
in the anti-Communist battles of the 1950s, died Friday of a heart ailment. He was 74.
Mundt retired in 1972, three years after suffering a stroke. He had been in congress 34
Horst announced the finding a few hours after a White House official, who declined to be identified, disclosed that President . , . Ford had passed on the tipster’s
years, including five terms rn information t0 jaworski’s office.
the house. TerHorst said the office had
He was acting chairman of I investigated and now ‘‘considers
the house committee on un- the matter completely closed.”
It is (clear now, he said, that the allegation was “without
foundation” and “therefore it
American activities during its hearings in 1948 on the Alger Hiss case.
Nixon, then a young congressman from California, was a committee member and came to national prominence through his work.
Those documents have never been located and were believed to have been destroyed, but the tipster told Buchen that copies had been made by a Washington photocopying service and gave information regarding their purported whereabouts.
The White House said members of Jaworski’s staff ob-
would appear that this matter! fa*ne^ access to two safe depos-should have no bearing on Pres- ^ boxes where “it was thought
the copies might be found.” The official said Jaworski’s office had advised Buchen “that the search of the boxes found nothing whatsoever.”
The caller also told Buchen that the documents included evidence of links between former
ident Ford's consideration of a vice-presidential nominee.”
In Seal Harbor, Maine, whore I Rockefeller is vacationing, a spokesman said the tipster’s al-Mundt and Nixon did most of legation was “absurd.”
the congressional sleuthing in “We’re familiar with the Attorney General John Mitchel the case. Mundt is reported to( story,” said Spokesman Hugh and organized crime circles in
have coined the historic phrase ^orrow- had a caD m0re
than a week ago from Les Whitten, one of Jack Anderson’s reporters, and at that time we told him the story was absolutely ly untrue.
“Members of the Rockefeller Hiss, a former state depart- family, including the governor, j announcement of his choice unti
“pumpkin papers” for documents relating to Hiss which Whittaker Chambers kept in a hollowed-out pumpkin on Maryland farm
New York. TerHorst said it was clear to him that this allegation was also unfounded.
The unidentified official insisted Ford had not settled on Rockefeller for vice-president and then decided to hold of? on
ment official, was convicted of contributed to the 1972 Republi perjury for swearing under oath jean presidential campaign only
that he did not pass secret information to Communist agents.
Mundt and Nixon jointly sponsored a bill to require registra-t i o n of Communist party members. It passed the house but failed in the senate. Later, the main points of it were incorporated into the Internal Security Law of 1950, which was passed over the veto of President Truman.
Mundt authored the legisla-
after three months of negotiations produced an assurance that all funds from the Rockefellers would be used only in
Devices Planted Match Spelling
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police I told where the second bomb lave safely removed a 25-pound could bo found and explained explosive device from a bus ter- that he chooses the locations of minal locker but are still trying, his bombs to spell out the name desperately to find a man who of the organization he says he says he has planted another represents.
The mysterious, foreign-accented man, self-proclaimed
military chief of Aliens of America, continued his alphabet assault on Los Angeles Friday night by planting an explosive device in a locker at a down-
Police Cmdr. Peter Hagan said the Los Angeles Herald Examiner received a telephone call about 9:35 p.m. Friday directing searchers to the cassette tape in a trash can behind
town Greyhound bus depot. A a service station near the news-telephone tip led to its discov- PaPer °^‘ce-ery. The man speaking on the tape
Earlier, the same voice as was said he tipped off authorities heard on the phone said the or- before the bomb exploded be-ganization had planted a bomb cause his demands were receiv-which devastated a Los Angeles. ing sufficient publicity. He said International Airport terminal he was confident the bomb Aug. 6, killing three persons and could not be removed without injuring 35. being detonated.
The man, who calls himself The device was carried to a Isaac Rasim in tape-recorded remote area in a police bomb communiques, has vowed to squad truck and dismantled. En-
CYPRIOT REFUGEES — Tractor-riding refugees flee the Cyprus port of Famagusta, heading for the safety of a British base at Dhekelia, as Turk-ihs troops advance on the port.
Tanks Shelled by Turks
Girl Shatters Lake Ontario Swim Record
the allegations could be invest! gated
“Ford doesn’t work that way,” the official said.
The man who called the White House identified himself only as a “Mr. Long” of Washington, the official said.
The caller was said to have claimed the Hunt papers contained documentation showing Rockefeller financed a group of toughs, hired for the “dirty tricks” operation in the Nixon campaign, to disrupt the Demo-
TORONTO (AP) - Cindy Ni-tion which created the Voice of^holas’ record-breaking swim America, saying a European: across Lake Ontario has earned
trip convinced him of the needithe 16-year-old Canadian girl aicra^c convention in hopes it to broadcast American views to new car, an Arabian horse, a;wou^ the presidential nolisteners abroad to counteract trip around the world, 50 gallons ruination for Sen. George Mc Soviet propaganda. I of ice cream and a lot of cash. Govern.
ai n nicn.it<> Two Toronto radio stations Testimony at Watergate hear
McCarthy Dispute Saturday ^ plwlges o(
In the senate, he served as prizes have poured in since the temporary chairman of the in-!Scarborough, Ont., swimmer vestigations committee which
held hearings on the dispute be-1 Photo on Picture Page tween Sen. Joseph McCarthy; ^ ,jefea|
(R-Wis.) and the army. came ashore at 5:48 p.m. Fri- The White House official said
He was an early advocate rf day r m hours atter abe set,..Mr. Ung*; contacted the Whit* ^ ^ ,he
guns again fell silent, and Greek
ings revealed that the re-election committee wanted McGovern nominated on the assumption that he would be the
: easiest potential candidate to
Bv The Associated Press
Turkish forces shelled Greek Cypriot national guard tanks IO miles south of Nicosia Saturday, barely 24 hours after a new cease-fire was declared.
Associated Press Correspondent Peter Arnett, reporting from the village of Pyroi, said the guardsmen fled after heavy Turkish artillery barrages knocked out three of their tanks.
A small U.N. peacekeeping force watched the battle and a British sergeant said, “All the soldiers are bugging out.”
The U.N. soldiers said there was no apparent provocation for the attack. The barrages began late in tho morning and continued for six hours.
The cease-fire declared Friday evening was interrupted at dawn in Nicosia by the rattle of machine gun and recoilless rifle fire along the western edge of the “green line” dividing Greek and Turkish sectors of the capi-
N. toll to five dead and 50 wounded since the Turkish invasion began July 20.
Turkish Premier Bulent Ece-vit declared that his troops had achieved their objective and laid “the foundation for a federated Cyprus state with two separate autonomous regions, one for the Greek Cypriot majority and one for the Turkish minority.”
Turkish Cypriots are outnumbered by Greeks, 520,000 to 120,000. Ecevit said Greeks! would remain in the Turkish region and vice versa as protec
Greece but in Europe generally, that the U. S. could have prevented what happened if it had acted earlier,” he said.
Turned Down .
Premier Caramanlis turned down an invitation from Pres
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C.R. Youth Dies, 4 Hurt in Crash
John Wayne Curtis, 17, of Prairie Creek trailer court, was tion for the minorities on each kjned early Saturday when the
car he was in ran into the rear
spell out “Aliens of America” across the face of the nation “in blood.” He has said “A” was for airport and “L” was for locker.
In a tape recording picked up Friday night, he said:
“Nothing could make us hap-1 pier than if we could conclude that we can reveal the location of bomb ‘I’, which is already planted.”
Bomb “I” could be a device which Rasim said would be exploded in a crowded area Sunday if two now'-retired police officers are not charged in connection with the death of two Mexican nationals in 1970.
Asked if he thinks the threat still stands for Sunday, Assistant Police Chief Daryl Gates said, “I assume so.”
Rasim said the “O” in “of” in “Aliens of America” stood for oil refineries. But he excluded as a target those owned by Standard Oil Co.
He said he was willing to renew as soon as possible peace negotiations in Geneva, which his government abandoned Wednesday before starting its latest advance. The Greek government, however, curtly rejected the invitation.
another car and careened across the center line head-on into another car, throwing him from his car.
Four other persons were injured, two of them seriously, in the accident in which another car has been implicated, a1
nuclear weapons control, saying aut ^rom Youngstown, N.Y., 32 House Sunday and asked to talk
that without such curbs “civili- mjJ«s away- . t . to Buchen, then an unofficial
She is expected to receive pord adviser. The caller was
zation will crash in atomic war.”
Mundt. born in Humboldt, S.
D., was elected to congress in
1938 after serving as a high sw;m ^ rec0yerc<l after a
school superintendent and chair- at a first-aid station.
Cypriots who had fled the city
, though it was not involved in
“It would be naive for anyone (he co||jsion m ,he 22(K) b|ock of
Sixteenth avenue SW
cash and prizes worth more said to have claimed he had to! Fr*day be&aa streaming bac!k
than $50,000. |talk to Buchen because he had! . .9re^ Cypriot ra<^ sta 10n:
The high school junior col- read Rockefellcr might ^ nom. j pled for key government person-
lapsed from exhaustion after jna‘cd for vice-president jneI t0 return and for bakeries
land grocery stores to reopen. Assigns Lawyer ;The foreign ministry and public
to believe that Greece would be prepared to take part in negotiations under the pressure of accomplished fact,” said Premier Constantine Caramanlis.
Turkey had proposed a federated Cyprus at Geneva, but the Greeks rejected the proposal. The lightning Turkish offensive that followed the break
man or the speech department Hpr (jme the roeord Buchen immediately assigned information offices ordered |(jown of ta]ks gained for the
at Dakota State college. a]mosf three hours. In 1957, a private lawyer connected with| their staffs to come back or face Turks what they had been unum Ufnnrlc Af Orlnnrln Fin Ll. t->_ i * immoHintp dismissal . . . , . . . ______
Police said the fourth car and the car Curtis was in were traveling at a high rate of speed.
In serious condition in the intensive care unit at St. Luke’s hospital Saturday was Wendell L. Robinson, 20, of 941 Eleventh street NE. He had been listed in fair condition when admitted to the hospital.
route to the site, smoke was seen pouring from the truck and authorities later said the detonator had discharged. The bomb itself remained intact.
Hagan said the taped voice “was the same voice as on previous tapes” — the man identifying himself as Rasim.
Friday’s device, wrapped in what looked like a satchel, was pulled gingerly by a 30-foot rope from the terminal by police and civilian bomb experts.
Rasim’s threats were made public on a tape recording played at a police headquarters news conference.
I “We feel it is important to notify the public of this threat,” said Gates. “We believe the man knows enough about what occurred at the airport that we should consider him a serious individual capable of bombing.” Senator Alan Cranston (D-Calif.) said he was the intended recipient of one of the tapes distributed by Rasim, but it had “Standard Oil has coura-!1**0 misplaced at a radio sta-geously taken a stand of reason-Hon until Friday, ing for the American people on He pled with Rasim to atop
the matter of Israel. For that bis violent acts and work with
He never appeared in the sen-jim woods 0f Orlando, Fla.. Ford transition team to in-!immediate dismissal.
ate chamber after his 1969 made the swim in 18 hours 351 vestigate the information, the stroke. Twenty-six months after minutes. official said.
he was stricken, senate Republi-; Among Miss Nicholas’ greet-
reason, we have excluded each and every refinery of Standard Oil from applicability to the letter ‘O’ in our name which under all circumstances shall stand for oil refinery,” Rasim said.
To guard against the bomber, an additional 1,000 police will bolster the 600-man force scheduled for duty Sunday, authorities said.
About 1,000 persons were evacuated from the Greyhound terminal and surrounding area Friday night and traffic in the downtown area was rerouted. A Continental Trailways bus terminal near the Greyhound depot was evacuated for a short time I after the telephoned bomb I threat was received, but nothing
him to change current immigration laws, which Rasim has decried as unconstitutional.
“Don’t take any further violent
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The U. N. command in Nico-
able to obtain at Geneva.
The underarmed and outnum-| bered Greek Cypriot national;
Reported in serious condition was found (Continued: Page 2, Col. 8.) In a cassette tape, the bomber
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of unseating him from three key Dil.ascio committees. This opened the tho first to swim the lake
the papers truly might have;force werp ki,led and three
way to promotion for junior pen-1 Nicholas, sixth Parson and third j ^tTh hetdd! woundpd whcn lheir vphicle
I tomalo ta Aofinnni* it ryJ!iF Mfg
ators. female to conquer it, beat Mrs.
Mundt is survived by his wife. DiLascio’s time by more than! They had no children. six hours.
Buchen advised Ford of the en-
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struck a land mine near Mor-phou Friday night.
The casualties brought the U.
Dancing Party Lot of Fun-Ford
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pres- pointments Saturday, starting who had been banned from the nation in
three years. “It’s a
ident Ford arrived at the White with the White House chief of j White House in the Nixon ad-1 new day,” he said with a grin House a half-hour later than staff, Alexander Haig, and iran- ministration e orchestra ea cr, owar
usual Saturday after giving his fiition chief, Donald Rumsfeld, first state dinner, a dancing I Secretary of State Kissinger
party that lasted until midnight.(was on the schedule, along with .. .u- iifiiica ic in Kenneth Rush, economic ad
Ford seemed to be slowing his pace a little after his first week in office Aides said he planned to play golf Sunday after church.
Though he has been putting in a 12 hour day in the Oval Office
He said the White House is in for more such social events.
“We ll do it more often." he told reporters at 8:15 a m. as he went into the Oval Office after the 15-minute commute from his suburban home. “It was a lot of fun.”
Ford looked a little sleepy-
eyed but, when asked if he was beseemed to be enjoying it. wide awake, said: “So far. I He swam 18 laps in his baek-feel very good.” yard pool before going to the
The state dinner was for Jor party, dan’s King Hussein and Queen; Among the 120 dinner guests, Alia ! and 50 from congress invited af-
Ford had a morning full of ap-iterward, were some notables
Senator Schweiker (R-Pa.) said it was the first time he had been invited to the President’s house in four years.
“President Ford has put the enemies list in the paper shredder,” he said, “it’s like a breath of fresh air.”
Robert McNamara, head the
President Glafcos derides and an estimated 150.000 Greek Cypriots abandoned Nicosia as the Turks bore down.
U. N. Call
The U. N. Security Council Friday called on all sides to renew talks in Geneva. U. S. Ambassador John Scab spoke for the resolution.
In Washington, Secretary' of State Kissinger offered to mediate between Turkey and Greece and if necessary to commute between opposing sides on the island. The Athens government
Devron, playing for his seventh president, kept things going with “danceable music, continental music for the king and aIrrceivedhisoffercooTly. little rock for the younger set: Qreece’s u. N. ambassador, that included the F Ord s daugh-1 Carayannis, said it was ter Susan and son Jack with J “presumptuous” for the U. S. to
their dates. . seek a mediator role at this
Dancing a rock number Bad slayt,
of I Bad Leroy Brown with the j “There is a feeling not only in
World Bank and secretary President, Cindy Nesson, wife of of defense for Presidents Ken- Ron Nesson of NBC, swung out nedy and Johnson, hadn’t been exuberantly. in the White House since 1968. Other dancers stopped and And Rep. McCloskey (Calif), crowded around to watch, while who ran against Richard Nixon smiling Ford kept up a slower tor the GO P. presidential no-rhythm a few paces away, mination, opposed his Vietnam; The king and queen left at policy and was a constant Nixon, 11:30 but Ford went back to critic, said it was his first invi-1 dance for another halfhour.
Living would be easier if men showed as much patience at home as they do when they’re waiting for a fish to bite. --copvriaht
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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -Becky Schroeder was waiting in the car for her mother to finish shopping when the idea came to her.
“I was in the car doing my homework when it started to get dark,” the 12-year-old said Friday. “I kept thinking what a good thing it would be if people could write in the dark.”
On Aug. 27, the U. S. Patent Office will give Becky’s “luminescent writing sheet” the number 3,832,556.
Her invention is a backing sheet with phosphorescent lines to be placed under writing paper. The lines enable a writer to write in straight lines without a light.
The eighth-grader wrote in her patent application two years ago: “I have found that a one-minute charge of light from an ordinary light bulb will provide enough visible phosphorescent lines which can be seen through ordinary'
writing paper in the dark for periods of 15 minutes or
The idea already has struck a responsive chord at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration which has expressed interest in adapting it for use on space trips, Becky says.
The agency sent her a letter asking if she had developed the product while working for NASA. ‘“They didn’t realize I was only 12,” she said.
She was still required to file a declaration that the invention was her own and not produced under a government contract.
She says the invention started her on a science project investigating luminescence and phosphorescence and has won her a superior grade at a Toledo science fair.
There was help around the house if she needed it. Her father is an inventor and a patent attorney.
Vinyl Chloride Banned in Home Aerosol Sprays
WASHINGTON (AP) — Use of vinyl chloride in household aerosol sprays is being banned by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Until recently used as a propellent in the sprays, vinyl chloride has been linked to at least 24 cases of a rare form of liver cancer among industrial workers.
The ban voted Friday takes effect in 45 days unless the agency receives “legally sufficient” objections requiring a public hearing
All manufacturers, distributors and retailers who previously marketed vinyl chloride sprays will be required to post lists telling exactly what products were involved.
Consumers will then be able to return those products for refunds.
The commission said it believes wily a small fraction of aerosols in homes could be reasonably expected to contain the chemical.
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