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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 22, 1976, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Associated press up new York times Cedar rapids j a fac a Section a a volume 94, number 226 Cedar rapids Iowa a sunday August 22, 1976 a Eastern Iowa a leading daily City Pinal 45 cents report Jack Anderson torpedoed Baker for up Gazette leased wires Nashville Tenn. A a Nashville attorney says sen. Howard Baker topped the list of president Fords potential running mates until Quot one of the Best timed cheap shots in history Quot knocked him out of the running hours before the final selection was made. Lamar Alexander a former White House aide and onetime member of bakery a staff told the Nashville Banner that Baker probably lost the Republican vice presidential nomination because of a Story about his wife published by columnist Jack Anderson last thursday. The Banner quoted Alexander on saturday As saying that bakery a wife Joy was involved in a minor traffic Accident in Washington on aug. 12 and that Andersons column quoted the Driver of the other car As saying the Tennessee senators wife had been drinking. Admits Story wrong the column came just one Day after it was disclosed that mrs. Baker 47, had been hospitalized in 1971 for treatment of a drinking problem. Alexander congressional Liaison aide in the White House during the first administration of former president Nixon said bakery a staff denied that mrs. Baker had been drinking before the Accident. He said Baker press Secretary Ron Mcmahan produced affidavits thursday afternoon from investigating officers and statements from witnesses which showed no evidence of drinking by mrs. Baker. Alexander was also quoted As saying that Anderson telephoned Baker in Kansas City and said he realized that some of the information in his column about mrs. Baker May not have been accurate. First at 6 . Quot he asked the senator if he would like for him to get in touch with someone from the White House but Baker declined the offer a Alexander was quoted As saying. Alexander who was in a Kansas City crowd cheers As girl bleeds on Church Steps Hartford Conn. Up a a 16-year-old girl apparently High on Ltd slashed her wrists and and then rushed to the Steps of a roman Catholic Church poking a razor to her Throat while a crowd of 300 persons cheered and screamed Quot do your thing sister a Quot anything that she did that looked like it was going to draw blood they cheered a said police detective William Tremont of the Friday night incident. The girl not identified because she is a minor was hit by a whisky bottle during the 45 minutes she held Back police priests and friends by threatening to Cut her Throat. Quot just like animals she finally collapsed on the Steps of immaculate Conception Church because she lost so much blood. She was treated at a Hartford Hospital and released saturday morning. Police called the crowds cheering Quot the Guys police at the scene told me they were just Uke animals Quot tre Mont said. Quot they were Yelling a do it sister a a do your thing sister a Hight on a a the officers told the detective. Quot it was like they were witnessing a spectacle at a football game a Tremont said. Friends of the girl told reporters she had taken Ltd the hallucinogenic drug. Police said she appeared to be drugged. Quot never seen so much blood three bottles were thrown by the crowd which hooted As the girl staggered on the Church Steps. One bottle struck the girl and the others smashed against the Church and the Street curb. While the girl bled profusely one please turn to Page 3. Gott0 photo try Tom a wire photo reporter Fitzgerald atop a 1943 Stearman biplane flaps his hands a like a flaying Duck while Wing walking actually wingspan dog a to help promote on International air fair in Rhode Island. For the gop National convention told the Banner he understood that Baker was first on Fords list of running mates As late As 6 . Thursday and As late As 9 am. That Day the eventual nominee sen. Robert Dole of Kansas was quoted As saying he expected Baker to be chosen. At about 11 ., Ford selected Dole. Anderson could not be immediately reached for comment on alexanders statements. A Ford administration source said saturday night that neither mrs. Bakery a past drinking problem nor Andersons account of the traffic Accident played a part in determining the Choice of the presidents running mate. In Kansas City on thursday As the Bakers prepared to return Home mrs. Baker said she was not upset about disclosure of her drinking problem. Quot its no secret a she said. Quot in a glad its out in the he said he had Given information about his wife to the president s staff and the Story was leaked from the White House. Carter finished planning meanwhile Jimmy Carters press Secretary said saturday the democratic nominee has completed planning for the fall presidential Campaign. President Ford said his strategy sessions would begin sunday or monday. Carter will waive the customary democratic practice of starting the Campaign in Detroit on labor Day press Secretary Jody Powell said. Michigan is Fords Home state. Quot in the interests of Good Grace Good manners we will begin the Campaign elsewhere a Powell said in a 50-minute briefing at Plains a. Powell said Carter would Start instead in warm Springs ga., because of its ties to the late president Franklin d. Roosevelt Powell said Carter would make two other stops on labor Day possibly at the Darlington 500 Stock car race in South Carolina and perhaps elsewhere in the Southeast. Ford let alone Ford playing Golf in Vail colo., said Quot Well Start strategy planning sunday or please turn to Page 3. Easy does it the daring Young Man on his unicycle is Mark Hills 5815 Addison Avenue be. He was spotted saturday Riding along a Concrete Wall that was formerly part of a building foundation at the Mohawk Park boat ramp on the Cedar River. Mark has been Riding the unicycle for about four years. Palestinian youths drafted off Beirut streets for War Gazette leased wires Beirut Lebanon a guerillas picked up palestinian youths off the streets of Beirut and took them to military training Camps saturday following orders for general mobilization of the palestinian people. Several trucks were seen loading up Young men in the Seaside Rouche Quarter where Street Side markets attract crowds they hauled them off for training unless they already belonged to a guerilla group. Palestinian officials confirmed the operation was part of a conscription decree issued by guerilla Leader Yasir Arafat after the fall aug. 12 of Tai Zlatar refugee Camp the biggest single Christian Victory in Lebanon a 17-month old War. Broaden military Bam about 300,000 palestinians live in Lebanon. Before the War some 12,000 belonged to the various guerilla groups that number has risen considerably Over the months of combat but Many youths still try to live civilian lives Arafat and his top lebanese moslem ally Kama Jumblatt both have called for broadening their military base with Universal military training to overcome the Tai Zlatar defeat and wage a Quot Long Pierre Gemayel Leader of the Phal Ange party that Fields the largest Chris Tian Milita indicated he too was dig Ging in for a Long struggle. He called on christians to reopen schools and resume economic life despite the War Quot we Are not the first people in the world to engage in a War a he said a i do newsman defies death for Story reporter John Fitzgerald of the Providence Jou Mol Bullen decided to try the Art of wings Tonding this past wee at first he thought it Only looked dangerous but later he Hod second thoughts by John Fitzgerald prove Nch journal Bull a Providence. I apr Joe Hughes Pilot of the 1943 biplane smiled broadly beneath his waxed Handlebar Mustache and asked Quot where s the victim Quot i was the victim a the one with nerves of steel until a few minutes before Hughes and his win Walker. Steve Trevor began strapping a Metal Brace to the biplane i had agreed to go actually win standing Hughes was looking for a reporter to help promote the Warwick rotary International air fair on saturday and sunday at the former quonset Poult naval air station. I had told everyone notably my wife and my editor it was t dangerous at All a Only show business stuff made it look dangerous later after our flight tears would Well up in Hughes eyes As he told me about Gordon Mccollom his Wing Walker of three years who was killed in an Accident last september but that Story came later for the moment i tried vainly to hide my jitters while Hughes and a Small crowd of new people needled me Hughes then strapped a Broad Canvas Belt around my Waist and stepped into the cockpit i never Felt so alone now the Chrome propeller pulled in Earnest the Tail lifted and the red White and Blue biplane earned us out Over Narragansett Bay Quot we come in Low for the cameras. Hughes had said Quot we ii have the smoke or and give them a Little show Quot my plan had been to wave gaily for the cameras but As we went into our not understand Why we cannot Cope with the War and adapt ourselves to new methods of living like other Peoples of the near miss for a office fighting was strongest saturday be tween the Christian bastion of pm rum Maneh and the neighbouring moslem Quarter of Chi Yah moslem forces a mostly palestinians a were reported to have advanced several Hundred Yards in House to House Battles. Leftist leaders have express a de sin to drive christians from the Low in come apartment Quarter because it bulges out from a two mile line dividing Beirut into moslem and Christian Camps. Each Camp continued lobbing deadly artillery rounds into enemy territory in a week Long wave of terror shelling one heavy Shell crashed into an intersection just in front of the temporary a six lated press office in the King s hotel destroying a fruit Vendor s cart estimates compiled from Hospital registration officials said about 170 per sons were killed and 250 wounded from the shelling and scattered combat in the most recent 24 hour period two american foreign service officers arrived in Lebanon saturday to Confer with leaders in Christian controlled parts of Beirut where embassy officials have been unable to go the state department reported a state department spokesman in Washington said Robert Houghton and David Mack arrived in Jounier a port North of Beirut the spokesman said it was decided to Send the Middle East experts to learn the views of Christian lebanese leaders because the Security situation in Beirut made it impossible for . Embassy officials to do so. A state department spokesman said Houghton a former Deputy chief of Mission at the . Embassy in Beirut who was evacuated late last month and Mack arrived aboard a commercial ship from Cyprus they were expected to return to Washington in about to Days the move was an obvious Effort to maintain Contact with such leaders a president elect Sarkis without risking a repeat of the recent assassination of the late . Ambassador Francis me Loy Counselor Robert Waring and their lebanese chauffeur Zohair Maghrebi done to miss. Grant Wood series in the third and final Story in a series on personnel problems at Grant Wood area education Agency Board members comment on allegations made by present and past employees of the Agency Story on pages 19 and 20a Noel Ridge gardens the new City gardens at Noel Ridge Park Are nearly completed and the varieties of Blooming Flowers have drawn Many pay Easby Story and pictures on Page 12a butter sculpture a Rural Toledo woman is a Sui poor her medi Urr out of the Ordinary her latest work a Guernsey cow at the Iowa state fair in Des Moines Story and picture butter a is a Little in display this week Page t b working in Korea a it Vernon audiologist tells Korea Story and picture on Page Index Shum a a. V weather today s chuckle Tion a a 14 c Ity Hall 1 report card Section b 111 by stocks 4 Kinane Tai 5 building 8 movies f i. O r int a r it 4 to farm Section c i 20 boo amps 2 travel Section d i 9 Crum word troops mass disputed korean tree Cut Down Seoul South Korea apr the United states staged a demonstration of military Power in and around Korea on saturday at the same time As Allied forces felled a tree that was the Center of the dispute in which North koreans killed two american officers. President Ford personally approved Quot the plan to go in there and Cut the tree Down a White House press Secretary Ron Nessen said saturday at Vail colo., where Ford is vacationing. With Ford is National Security Agency director Brent scowcroft who is keeping the president abreast of the situation. At Travis air Force base in California Flag draped caskets carrying the bodies of the two slain american officers arrived amid a Brief solemn ceremony. As the plane returning their bodies touched Down a 26-Man Honor guard saluted. The bodies were taken to the . Army mortuary in Oakland Calif. Col. Or Roll Loving Travis information officer said maj. Arthur bonifas 33, of Newburgh n.y., would be flown to West Point n.y., for burial and 1st it. Mark Barrett 25, to his Hometown of Columbia . Bonifas was promoted posthumously from Captain to major. Quot Quick reaction Force in the operation an Armada of warplanes and troops was poised near the demilitarized zone during cutting of the 40-foot Poplar at the Neutral truce Village of Panmunjom. A . Navy task Force steamed toward Korea. Twenty six helicopter gunships of the kind used in the Vietnam War backed by an unspecified number of f-4 phantom and f ill Jet fighters and three b-52 bombers from Guam circled overhead while a Quot Quick reaction Force of 300 . And South korean soldiers protected the tree cutting Allied military sources said. North korean soldiers at the scene limited their response to shooting photographs but their government accused the United states of a grave military provocation. A Pyongyang broadcast charged that 300 troops including americans Quot in full combat trim a entered the demilitarized please turn to Page 3

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