Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 27, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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VOLUME 92 - NUMBER 352
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CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, PRIDAY, DECEMBER 27. 1974
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TIGHT RACE: SENATE DELAY?
FBI: Crime |Ford Ponders
. Aam statement on JUmpS 16% CIA Report
In 9 Months
VAIL, Colo. (AP) — President Ford said he would probably have something to say publicly Friday on an inch-thick official report on allegations that the Central Intelligence Agency en-
WASHINGTON (AP) — New FBI figures show that the national crime rate rose 16 percent in the first nine months of *n domestic spying.
1974, the largest increase for the Ford made the comment period in six years. Thursday night as he walked
The crime rate in smaller across a snowy backyard to a cities showed the largest in-,neighbor’s house for dinner. The
"The0' figures released Friday rep0rt' prepared by CIA Direc'
reflect an 8 percent increase in the violent crimes of murder, rape, robbery and assault. The property crimes of burglary, larceny and vehicle theft jumped 17 percent.
The new report, based on statistics supplied by local and
tor Colby, was delivered to Ford earlier in the evening. He said he was studying the document.
The President Monday ordered Secretary of State Kissinger to obtain a full report from Colby and relay it to him. Ford acted following publication
state law enforcement agencies of allegations that the CIA across the country, indicated maintained files on 10.000 Amer-; that the upward surge that ican citizens and had engaged began in the last three months in illegal domestic surveillance of 1973 has continued. activities.
Atty. Gen. Saxbe said the continuing crime increase “requires an intensification of our efforts to identify the causes, improve crime prevention and insure swift protection.”
Before a government courier, (arrived here with the Colby doc-j 'ument, Ford told newsmen he j (might make it public. However,! (Press Secretary Nessen later said he understood portions of it, Crime rose only I percent dur-jwere classified.
ing the same period a year ago.
Then the spiral began, with the 5 percent increase recorded for the last quarter of 1973 and a 15 percent increase in the first quarter of 1974. The six-month figures for this year also showed a 16 percent increase, as do the nine-month figures.
Ford Friday held the first major business conference cf his work-and-ski holiday that began Sunday. Members of the Energy" Resources Council arrived from J Washington for a morning meeting Ithat Nessen said would produce no final decisions.
The energy advisors are Ittte-
Shah: Iran Won't Fight Against Israel
Contest in N.H. May Spell Snag
WASHINGTON (AP) - The
By Associated Press
The Shah of Iran says his! forces will not fight on the Arab! side in another Arab-Israeli war although their sympathies will)
be with them, the semiofficial senate’s normal business may Egyptian newspaper AI Ahram I, , . . . , *
reported Friday delayed at the start of the
AI Ahram also said Egypt's new consress ,or “hat could be new war minister and its a *on8 process of deciding be-foreign ministers were flying to tween two claimants to a senate Moscow .Saturday in response to (seat from New Hampshire.
The struggle between Republican Louis Wyman and Demo
cratic John Durkin apparently will be the first in which two
an “urgent” invitation fromj Communist party chief Leonid Brezhnev. A Beirut newspaper (reported the Russians had offered Egyptian President Sadat , . , , ....
the latest model Mig jets and,c al"lanls certificates
SAM anti-aircraft missiles if jJof election to a senate seat. [would let Soviet military and' When the new congress begins technical experts return to on dan ^ a^ other senate buej-Egypt. ness may be brought to a stand-
“No Choice” st‘^ unt*l a dec*s*on *s reached
on whom to seat, senate aides The Shah told Al Ahram he say
was misinterpreted when he, •'Until Disposed Of” said in an interview with a
Beirut weekly two weeks ago: i rules provide that all
All Islamic countries would be Questions and motions arising involved in a new war with [from the presentation of a new (Israel. Of course we would have (Senator’s credentials “shall be no choice this time. That war Proceeded with until disposed would be ours. of ”
“Of course Iran is not think- But a different scenario could
TO PUERTO RICO — Vice-president and Mrs. Nelson Rockefeller arrive in San Juan by private jet for a vacation. Greeting them is Puerto Rican Secretary of State Victor Pons.
ing of participating in the fighting,” he told Al Ahram. “You are aware of geographical and (other obstacles. But our sentiment will certainly be on your side.”
develop, depending on the moves made by the rival contenders and their supporters in the senate.
The New Hampshire Ballot Law Commission announced
In keeping with the recent jrior Secretary Morton, Treasury pattern, the new report shooed Secretary Simon, Federal En
tiat the largest increase for any cf the seven crime categories measured by the FBI
ergy Administrator Frank Zarb, chairman Alan Greenspan of the Council of Economic Ad-assistanl L.
was 20 percent for larceny. Ivlsers and ^ord Murder had the lowest rate of |William Seidman increase, rising 2 percent. No Ford was asked Thursday category reflected a decline. whether a gasoline tax was still Broken down by population, a **ve option.
The paper said War Minister Mast week that its recount of the Abdel Ghany Gamasy and A*1-OOO ballots cast in the No-, Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmyjvemker election gave Wyman, during their visit to Moscow now a member of the house, a would concentrate on prepara- two-vote victory over Durkin, (tior.s for Brezhnev s visit to. But after an earlier recount Cairo next month. But the cir-'gave Durkin a 19-vote margin BEVERLY HILLS. Calif < AP) fother family members were roles and an infrequent special, toned) delivery sounded funny1 cumstances of the invitation and I for the seat of retiring Republi-
— Jack Benny, the make-present when he died. Mrs. Benny’s humor as a fussbud-by contrast,” Benny remi- the inclusion of Gamasy indicat- can Senator Cotton, Gov. Mel-
bclieve miser whose deadpan Benny, the former Sadie Marks, get was built with a cast that isced. ed important military matters drim Thomson sent a certificate
humor broke up audiences from is popularly known as Mary included his wife, black comedi-| His vaudeville career bios-(would be discussed (of Durkin’s election to the sen-
Beloved Comedian Jack Benny Dies
cities of more than I million showed the smallest increase, 8 percent. Cities of less than 10.000 reported the largest overall increase. 24 percent.
There was a slight decrease in the murder rate in the largest
“That’s about as dead as any option I know,” Ford replied, but he added: “It’s going to be considered. I think there are many better choices . . . We ll talk about all the options.” Because of the energy meet-
vaudeville days into the age of Livingstone, the name she took an Eddie “Rochester” Anderson somed in the ’20s. Later he israeli Foreign Minister Yigal
when she joined Benny on and singer Dennis Day. turned to radio, stage and tele-Alton said in Tel Aviv that
stage. The couple adopted one jn real life Benny was gener- vision. peace talks with Egypt ‘‘were
daughter, Joan. ous and shy. B001^ was regarded as the (objectively possible,” but he
Visitors to Benny's bedside on Although writers like to make master comic timing r- the |stressed that any further pull
cities and in some medium-sized ing. Ford said he would forego cities. skiing Friday. He had been on
By region, crime increased 20 percent in the south, 15 percent in North Central states, 14 per-
his last day included California me out a very complex, screwed pregnant pause, a blank look or back by Israeli troops in the r'm —Ij — — j'jyj g simple guy a a simple drawn out ’ hm-m-m- c:««; a***—* ^
cent in Western states and 13 percent in the Northeast
,Gov. Ronald Reagan, enter- up guy tainer Frank Sinatra, comedi- grateful guy ... not a 24-hour
ans Bob Hope and Danny Kaye, clown . . . not a laugh machine Comedian Steve Allen once and Benny’s friend of 50 years, ... not a tightwad,” he once commented that Benny was “to comedian George Burns. remarked. humor what Artur Rubinstein
Benny was flown to Los Ange- He called himself “surprising- *s *° mus*c- Bis laugh-at-me les for tests at Cedars of Leban- |y normal,” noting he had re- posture made him ‘straight man television, is dead of cancer of on hospital after suffering pain mained with his only wife for 47 ^or the whole world.
before a Dallas benefit Oct. 19. years and had never visited a Despite his smash success on
radio and television, his films received only modest attention. Leading Booster Among them were “To Be or
the slopes five days in a row The President will meet Sat-1 the pancreas. He was 80. urday with his chief economic; His wife of 47 years was at his But doctors pronounced him in psychiatrist advisers as a prelude to pre- bedside when he died at his good health and he was dis-paration of his January Stale of home late Thursday night. (charged five days later He in-
Sinai desert must be linked to Egyptian concessions.
“The depth of Israeli withdrawal must be directly proportioned to the scope and significance of the Egyptian commitment including a time period for which the agreement is to be effective,” he declared.
Israeli Premier Yitzhak Rabin
Taken together, cities of more:the; Union messnge t° congress, j Benny's long-time manager, tended to tape a television s]»-na<^n^a^ad^”n^)^.am*f'^iNot To Be1',J'L»ve Thy Neigh-appeaied again for peace but
; i - __: J il. /'iii ooh In i/ct miner min in o
than 25.000 reported a 14 per-1 Energy Problems cent increase. In suburbs, crime; „ .. ^ message
was up 21 percent and in rural: sal,, Ule mCbsa80
areas. 20 percent wl>u'd »J", ” cn"®' aad
economic problems and would
deal with little else. The press secretary said it would be delivered to congress within a week after congress convenes Jan. 14.
Ford and wife Betty, wrho was
bundled in a fur coat, walked in
5-below-zero weather Thursday AH night to the home of Mr. and
Des Mo toes Crime Up in All Categories
WASHINGTON (API categories of serious crime in;Mrs. Fitzhugh Scott for a dinner Des Moines increased during 0f grass-fed Colorado beef.
Irving Fein, said the comedian elal and take a guest role in hometown had been kept under heavy se- film. dation because of severe pain.'
Dr. Rex Kennamer, Benny’s personal physician, said the
cancer was inoperable, accord-r lowned a saloon
ing to Fein. (Photos on Picture Page.) Piercing off-tune squeaks
Last Appearance from his violin became one of
Thomson later sent a letter rescinding this certificate and Friday he announced that he and the executive council had (certified Wyman as the winner
Meanwhile, Wyman began proceedings Thursday in Manchester, NTL, asking the Hillsboro county superior court to transfer to the state supreme court two jurisdictional questions: Does any state body have the right to invalidate a federal election? If so, who would call a new election?
Wyman says a new election is the only fair way to allow New Hampshire voters to select the
bor ” and “ Charley’s Aunt”. warned the Arabs that Israel is Waukegan, iii., services have been (“stronger, readier and more _____ ______________
Press Award lug' Feb% IMM* Ite was ff^led„,°r "T Sun!lay * P**P*w» Psychologically than man they truly want in Wade
frisky, hen. 14, ISH. He was Hli]slc»e Memorial cemetery in ington. Durkin called Wyman’s
His most recent public ap- the son of Orthodox Jewish im- suburban culver City. 1 (Continued: Page 3, Col. 8.) t action a diversinary tactic
pearance was Dec. 8 to accept migrants from Russia who a
Minnesota Interests Buy into Iowa Banks
A Minneapolis partnership,
Stomach pains troubled Benny (an award from the Hollywood I Benny s radioed television fix-recent ly and discomfort forced i Women's Press Club. hires. But serious performances
him to cut short his last public Benny’s career began more on the instrument provided his appearance earlier this month, than 60 years ago in vaudeville, first source of income. He quit But tests did not disclose the Decades on radio, television and school in the ninth grade to take
cancer until it showed up on X- in motion pictures made him an S8 a-week job playing in the lnteratah it Co., has purchased the first nine months of 1974 Earlier in the day he spent 2te rays last Friday. Fein said. one of the nation’s most beloved poof a local theater. the personal holdings of John T.
from last year's totals, the jus- hours skiing on the far side of The manager said exploratory comics, and he maintained a Several years ago his home-! Hamilton ll in Banks of Iowa.
rice department reported Fri- 11,250-foot Vail mountain where surgery was vetoed by doctors schedule of personal appear-* own named the Jack Benny The partners were identified day. thick powder snow accumulates because of the entertainer’s ad- ances until recently. But his junior high school in his honor. as pauj r Thatcher and Ladon-
The trend was similar to that in natural bowls. Few but ac- vanced age. television appearances of late! He hit the-road rn 1911 in a na Hagen.
nationwide, where serious crime complished skiers venture there. | In addition to Benny's wife, were kept to occasional guest touring act billed as salisbury Hamilton, who has been chair-
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JWSKSSiTwo Hostages of Escapee Die
to keep the matter away from the senate.
Senate aides said their research has found no precedent for two certificates of election to a senate seat.
The presentation of credentials and the swearing in of newly-elected senators takes precedence over virtually all other business.
In either event, motions could
released by FBI Director j
Clarence Kelley. The reports MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP)
were based on crime statistics; A farmwlfe and her teenage j prised them because only 251 ss he surrendered.
The bodies Thursday night sur-lguns — a pistol and a rifle
He made his first stab at com-
Officials' said Mosley escaped whi|e «™ng in lhe »«»'■>
furnished bv city, county and daughter were found shot to minutes before (he surrender . ----- — .. - Tull Hi* He olaved I rn There the
death after the surrender of an,with 14 shotgun-armed state po-1from the prison farmj«I miles:a2“ir"'sPXd^„ '
state law enforcement agencies. (Continued: Page 3, Col 8 )
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escaped prisoner who had held beemen surrounding the house- west of bere about 2:30 p m
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them hostage in their home for seven hours.
Authorities identified the victims as Marian Napierala, 53, and Gatyle Napierala, 19 A sec-
Tho Indiana State prison escapee, Riley Mosley, 29, of Indianapolis, was taken to the state prison’s main compound in this rural community. He had been serving a 10-20 year sentence for armed robbery at a nearby minimum security prison farm
State police said discovery of
police had talked by telephone with all three hostages.
Anthony Vicari, commander of the Dunes park state police post, said officers had also talked with Mosley. “All during the conversations, he said he would not harm the hostages,” Vicari said.
Vicari also said Lhe policemen, who were at least IOO yards away, had heard no shots and did not fire their guns at any point.
Jim Smith, Gov. Otis Bowen’s executive assistant in charge of corrections, said Mosley walked out of the Napierala home at
10:10 pm. and dropped two
CST, took a pistol from a guard’s home where he had been a houseboy, then invaded the Napierala home three-quarters of a mile away and demanded a car.
A neighbor. Robert Stephens, said the father, Stanley Napier-ala, and his 16-year-old son were hunting nearby at the time. They heart! screams from the house and called state police, Stephens said
The origin of the escapee’s rifle was not immediately known.
State police said at one point Mosley said he would surrender if he could talk with his father in Indianapolis. Efforts to reach
the father were futile
“Funny by Contrast”
“Everybody else was hamming it up, so I guess my (flat
Report 15 Die in Train Collision
LISBON, Portugal (API — A radio station reported that 15
other Iowa banks.
There has been speculation
there are also undisclosed
partners involved in the purchase
Thatcher has been a long-time assistant and associate, accord-
...... ing to Minneapolis sources, of
persons were killed and dozens [)Uane Andreas. Andreas, tortured when two trains collided meriy of Cedar Rapids, is well-
F riday on the eastern edge of for hjs support of former
*4U^on# [Sen. Hubert Humphrey.
Sources say Thatcher is also a
a1 bank in Cedar Rapids for many years. Hamilton’s father and grandfather also served as president of the bank. The family’s association with MNB goes back to just 18 years after the bank was founded Hamilton joined the bank in (be made to seat one or the other 1934. was elected president in or to deny both of them a seat 1946 and was elected chairman pending a senate investigation of it he board in 1966 He retired of the New Hampshire election. as an active officer in March of Because all these motions are 1971 and now resides in West debatable, a lengthy battle Palm Beach, Fla. could break out.
There was no disclosure on The senate could agree to ask
Iowa-based registered b ii n ik j purchase price of the stock J the rival claimants to stand
holding company, owning IOO; However, on the basis of the (aside until all other senators
percent ot the stock of current quotation on Banks of I were sworn in and then proceed,
Merchants National bank in | [owa stock, $23 asked and $221 after getting organized, to de-
Cedar Rapids and a numbei I bid, the transaction w o u I d 'cide what to do about them
amount to approximately $2 mil-1 !t ^ht decide to seat one or Mo*1 ithe other without prejudice
of common stock outstanding Banks of Iowa is the largest
Fifth in Month MOSCOW (AP) - The Soviet Union Friday launched its fifth unmanned Cosmos satellite this month
well-known figure in the Democrat-Farmer-Labor political coalition in Minnesota.
The Hamilton family was associated with Merchants Nation-
18 Ethiopian Students Found Strangled
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Eighteen students were found strangled with piano wire Thursday night in Asmara, bringing to 45 the total of such deaths in the past four days in that northernmost Ethiopian city, reliable reports said.
The reports said Asmara, cap-
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pending the outcome of a senate investigation or deny them both a seat until after the investigation. The investigating subcommittee could conduct still another recount of the ballots. But whatever its findings, the final judge of who is to be seated will be the senate itself.
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