Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 30, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Chance of thunderstorms tonight, turning cooler. Lows in lower 50s. Clear Saturday. Highs in upper 60s.
VOLUME 92-NUMBER 234
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 1974
ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Ford plans meetings with European leaders and looks forward to “a productive and cooperative relationship” despite an edgy exchange with French President Valery Giscard d’Es-taing.
Ford’s views on European relationships were reflected in a deliberately -worded White House statement issued Thursday, two days after Giscard criticized him for not mentioning Europe in a major congressional speech.
Both presidents are new in the job and must deal with U.S.-French relations that have been frequently bumpy in recent
Ford obviously sought to reassure Europe that it remains high in the American mind. And the statement pointed out steps he took in his first days as President to communicate with the Europeans, though they weren’t specifically mentioned in his Aug. 12 address to congress.
Note of Sharpness
The note of sharpness came at the end of the brief statement read to newsmen at a White House briefing. It concluded:
“The President looks forward to a productive and cooperative relationship with France and our other friends in Europe as well as with the existing emerging institutions of the European community, but this requires reciprocity on the part of our partners.”
Giscard said Tuesday night on French television that Ford’s omission of Europe in his speech to congress was an indication to him that Europe should look after its own affairs. He called for a late November or early December European summit meeting.
The White House statement said Ford ‘‘is planning personal meetings with allied leaders as soon as it is mutually convenient.”
Deputy Press Secretary Jack Hushen would not say if this meant a European trip is in the works for Ford.
The only European leader now scheduled to come to Washington is President Giovanni Leone of Italy, due here Sept. 25.
The White House statement said, “We applaud efforts toward European unity and we welcome vigorous European policies in the spirit of the Atlantic Declaration signed in June at the summit in Brussels.”
To counter Giscard’s suggestion that Ford was ignoring Europe, the statement pointed out that Ford:
Met with representatives of all NATO countries within two hours of his swearing-in Aug. 9.
Wrote personal messages to allied leaders Aug. 9.
Met individually with allied ambassadors, i n c I u d i n g the French ambassador.
It also declared, “Our record of commitment to our alliance and to Europe is clear.”
Nixon Almost , Financial Aide Says
LOS ANGELES (UPI) — pome taxes and $5,000 in Cali-Richard Nixon’s money prob-'forma state taxes, lems have left him almost
Butler said he was worried about the expense to Nixon of “crank lawsuits.”
Can’t Be Guessed
He was speaking less than 24 hours after Nixon was served
Woody Greets Ford
President Ford shakes hands with Woody Hayes, Ohio State football coach, on arrival in Columbus to deliver the commencement speech. With them are Dr. Harold Enarson, president of the university, and Mayor Tom Moody.
"Bring Education, Employers Together"
broke, his chief financial adviser said Thursday.
Ile said it will take at least until the end of the year to get a grip on Nixon’s economic difficulties, and he is worried that the legal bills alone could mount to half a million dollars, depending on court actions against the former President.
“I would expect that it isn’t too much of an exaggeration” to say Nixon is broke, Dean Butler told the Los Angeles Times in an interview.
“We won’t say he’s broke in the sense of you and I being broke, but all you have to do is look at his most recent financial statement and the payments he has had to make since then to know there is a money problem,” said Butler, an attorney
‘‘Certainly his financial picture is uncertain and unclear,”
Butler said, and there is the problem of “what to do about his various properties,” referring to Nixon’s estates at San Clemente, Calif., and Key Biscayne, Fla.
Nixon was unable to make aj been any contact with him. mortgage “balloon payment” of “No one has been authorized more than $100,000 that fell due to contact Scott Meredith in any last month on the San Clemente way,” the Nixon aide said. “If estate, and got an extension. and when the President does
Link Tokyo Tragedy to Time Bomb
TOKYO (AP) — An exposion believed caused by a time bomb in a business district street with two subpoenas, one to crowded with lunchtime stroll
testify at the Watergate coverup trial and the other to give a deposition in a Charlotte, N C., civil suit.
Nixon’s potential legal bills cannot be guessed, Butler said. “I don’t know whether $100,000 would touch it. I don’t know whether $500,000 will,” he said.
He said he expects to see Nixon “in the next week or so” for a review of his financial problems. “My expectation is that the decisions in this area will be made by him.”
Butler said he was not including in his figuring the speculation about the worth of Nixon’s memoirs, should he put them on the market.
Scott Meredith, a New York literary agent, Thursday said there was no question he could get $2 million for the book and magazine rights, but a Nixon spokesman denied there had
His finances were battered by a finding that he owed more than $457,000 in back federal in-
decide to write his memoirs, Scott Meredith will not be his agent.”
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Ford told members of the Ohio payment.
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commencement exercises, he climate 0f credibility - an at
contended that too many college graduates find a lack of job opportunities for their skills and, after further study and acquisition of new talents, are told
SEOUL (AP) - Fifty-nine Korean fishermen from five boats are missing since the boats were caught in storms on the Yellow sea, police said.
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Greek Cypriot Leader Escapes Assassihation
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Dr. V a s s o s Lyssarides, a pro-Makarios Greek Cypriot political leader, suffered minor wounds in the head and shoulder Friday when assassins sprayed his car with bullets.
His chauffeur, Doros LouizouK was killed, and the driver’s wife was wounded seriously. Two passersby were hit.
Lyssarides heads EDER, a socialist party whose members battled the Greek-led national guard and the EOKA-B underground when they overthrew President Makarios July 15.
After the coup, Lyssarides and his supporters went into hiding and EOKA-B terrorists launched an island-wide hunt for them. Lyssarides emerged a fortnight ago, after Makarios’ deputy, Glafcos derides, replaced the EOKA leader, Nikos Sampson, as president.
Lyssarides’ car came under a hail of fire from a group of men as it slowly entered a traffic roundabout.
“There were many bullets, and people in the street flung themselves on the ground to avoid being hit,” said a girl eyewitness.
After hospital treatment, Lyssarides left with the Greek ambassador, Michael Dountas, who “took him to a safe place,” an aide said.
Lyssarides was a bitter enemy of the Greek junta that resigned after the Turkish invasion nullified the coup against Makarios He is known to be on very good terms with the new government in Athens.
T h e assassination attempt could be the start of new warfare among the Greek Cypriot political factions, which pushed their differences into the background after the invasion.
mosphere in which universities turn scholars out and employers turn them on.”
Ford said the labor department will soon announce a new program of grants to state and local governments “to provide data on occupations available and to help channel potential employes into positions which are not only personally satisfying but financially rewarding.” He said he has asked the secretaries of labor and of health, education and welfare to report to him on “new ways to bring the world of work and the institutions of education closer together.”
Ford said: “Skills and intellect must harmonize so that the wheels of industry not only hum but sing.
“I propose a great new partnership of labor and academia. Why can’t the universities of America open their doors to working men and women, not only as students but also as teachers? Practical problem-solvers can contribute to education, whether or not they hold degrees. The fact of the matter
next year to extend hiring laws dealing with both vocational and higher education.
“Both are essential,” he said, “because we need new jobs and new skills.”
Altering his tone somewhat, he concluded;
“Sometimes feelings can get lost in words. I don’t want that to happen here toc.ay. And so I want to share with you something I deeply feel: The world is not a lonely place. There is light and life and love enough for us all.
“I ask you and all Americans to reach out and join hands with me—and together we will seek it out.”
Ford made two references to the major economic problems facing his audience and the rest of the country. At one point he
“With the war over and the draft ended, your duty now to your country is to enlist in the campaigns being waged against our urgent domestic threats—especially inflation, which is Public Enemy No. I.”
Later he said: “We must make extraordinary efforts to supply our know-how, our capital, our technology and our
being j human resources to increase I productivity at a faster pace.
“Inflation is creating a national state of anxiety. Productivity must improve if we are to have a less inflationary economy. In the long run, it is the only way we can raise wages without inflationary price increases.”
U.N. Talks Set Broad Population Guidelines
Release of Would-Be Defector Confirmed
MOSCOW (AP) - Simas Ku-dirka, Lithuanian seaman convicted of treason for trying to defect to America, has been freed from prison, a Soviet civil rights leader, Andrei Sakharov, said Friday.
The action by Soviet authorities may have cleared the way for Kudirka to leave for the U. S., the country of his mother’s birth.
Just last month U. S. authorities ruled that he made a valid claim to American citizenship.
Councilmen Vote Probe of Selves
FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The city council has voted to seek a grand jury probe of itself.
Following charges of corruption, the council voted 5 to 0 at a special meeting on Thursday night to ask the grand jury to look into the allegations.
“I’m getting tired of people making comments around here about the city,” said Councilman C. II. Rigdon.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The U.N. world population conference Friday adopted by general consensus a broadly-etched plan to guide nations in solving population problems. Only the Vatican, among the 141-nation meeting, rejected the document The chief Vatican delegate said the Roman Catholic Church “cannot compromise” its position. The plan, explicitly or implicitly, condones contraception, abortion and sterilization, all of which the Vatican continues to oppose.
A number of delegations termed the IO,OOO-word U.N. world population plan of action “a constructive compromise” in speeches following its approval.
The chief U.S. delegate, Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Weinberger, called it “an excellent plan adapted to the needs of many nations.”
The Chinese delegate, calling it “a victory for the Third World,” said it regrettably did not spell out the root cause of unemployment, poverty and other population problems,, which he said were created by “plunder and exploitation of the superpowers,” chiefly the U. S. and Russia.
to discuss the population ques tion on a governmental level.
The conference plan stresses the basis for an effective solution of population problems is above all “socio-economic transformation,” and that population policies can only be considered as one aspect of general development.
It says that “all couples and individuals have the basic human right to decide freely and responsibly the number and spacing of their children and to have the information, education and means to do so.”
Other provisions of the 93-paragraph plan deal with the rights and status of women, in-
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6-Month Term For Escapade In Helicopter
The 12-day conference was the first multi-nation meeting
J/mmy's $73,000 rind
"They Needed the Money More
COLLINSVILLE, 111. (UPI) — Ten-year-old Jimmy Conner would have liked to use the $13,000 he found to buy a new bicycle, but he’s glad he gave the money back to its rightful owners.
“I would have liked to have bought a new bike ’cause the brakes locked up on mine, but they needed the money more ’cause their baby couldn’t talk,” Jimmy said.
“He’s always finding things,” his mother 'aid. “Ile keeps his eyes down. He likes to collect things.”
Tuesday, Jimmy found a brown paper bag and a box of
disposable diapers. The contained $13,000 in cash.
“I looked in the bag saw a whole bunch of money. I thought it was play money,” he recalled. “I brought it home and dumped it on the floor to look at it.”
But when he looked at it, he ran to his mother. “We’re rich, Mom, we’re rich,” he shouted.
“I was absolutely stunned,” she said. “The money was $10s and $20s wrapped in plastic with masking tape around it with thousands marked on it.”
She immediately telephoned police. “I figured it had to be
stolen. It couldn’t be honest money,” she said.
State police were questioning people at a motel across from the Conner home, near where Jimmy had found the money, when a young couple drove up and began searching frantically through trash containers.
Police then questioned the man, Jose Gandaria of Mathis, Texas.
He told police he and his wife had sold their two trucks and, with the $13,000 that was their life savings in a brown bag, headed for a Chicago children’s hospital for neuro
logical treatments for their 17-month-old son.
The Gandarias, who spent the night at the motel, placed the diapers and the bag on top of their car while packing to leave. The articles dropped onto the highway as they pulled away.
After restoring the money to the Gandarias, police took them to a bank where they exchanged the cash for a certified check.
“I’m glad we gave it back ’cause they needed it,” said Jimmy. “I would have given some to Mom and Dad and saved some. I probably would have bought the bike too.”
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) -An army private is beginning a six-month term at hard labor as punishment for landing a stolen
helicopter on the White House lawn.
Robert Preston, 20, was sentenced by a military jury' Thursday after a three-day trial in which he pled guilty to charges : stemming from his Feb. 17 I a . escapade.
Preston’s attorney, Capt. Herbert Moncier, said he planned to appeal.
The eight-man military panel sentenced Preston to one year | at hard labor, but the judge,
Col. Kenneth Howard, ruled that six months of pre-trial confinement in a maximum security facility must be subtracted from the sentence.
The jury of four officers and four enlisted men also ordered Preston to pay a $2,400 fine by forfeiting $200 a month in salary for one year.
He was liable to a maximum . . of two and a-half years and a mterest rates. dishonorable discharge, but the , jury foreman, Lt. Col. Paul.
Makowski, said the panel had voted against expelling him from the army in order to avoid putting another “blemish” on his record.
“The boy does have potential.
We felt it might inhibit his rehabilitation,” Makowski said.
ers killed seven people Friday and injured more than 300.
Police said they had no clue to those responsible for the blast outside the headquarters of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, one of Japan’s major businesses. They said they were searching for a car driver who ignored an officer’s order to stop and sped away from the Mitsubishi building shortly before the explosion.
The blast left a hole the size of a football in the sidewalk at the entrance. Two minutes before the explosion, a caller warned a Mitsubishi telephone operator that two time bombs had been set and “the operator should let everyone know quickly so they could seek shelter.”
After 'the explosion, a call to Mitsubishi’s Osaka office warned, “We’ll conduct a class struggle tomorrow similar to what happened today in Tokyo.” Police said that caller might be a prankster.
Mitsubishi is Japan’s major defense contractor but it has not been involved in any major public controversies.
The street had been closed to vehicles at noon and made into a pedestrian mall for the lunch hour.
The explosion blew out most windows in the office buildings within a block or two, and many persons on the streets were cut by flying glass.
“I saw a yellow flash followed by a blast, and then glass was showering down,” said an employe of a bank across the street. “The people fell to the street and were moaning from their injuries.”
Legs Torn Off
Two of the dead were passersby whose legs were torn off. A third body was blown against the side of an old-clothes truck parked at the curb.
Two people died in the Mitsubishi lobby, ripped apart bv half-inch-tnick glass shards from the doors.
Many persons were hurt at their desks when their windows blew in or light fixtures were blown from the ceilings. The offices of the Hokkaido Development Bank across the street from Mitsubishi were a shambles.
One American woman was among the injured on the street. She was Mrs. John Lower, wife of a cameraman for the American Broadcasting Co. and daughter-in-law of Elmer Lower, president of ABC News. She was cut on the leg by flying glass.
Stock Market Rises Sharply
NEW YORK (UPI)—The prospect of a decline in interest rates carried prices strongly higher on the New York Stock Exchange Friday.
The Dow Jones average had climbed 18.30 to 675,14 at 2 p.m. Advances outnumbered declines, 5 to 2.
Figures released by the Federal Reserve Wednesday showed growth of the nation’s money supply had slowed sharply since the first half of the year. Observers said the drop puts the Fed in a position to ease its tight monetary policy and relieve the upward pressure on
There’s a rumor going around that daytime TV is the punishment employers have come up with for workers who stay home when they're not really sick. copvriah?