Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 9, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SUNDAY, .JUNE 9, 1974
ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES
Palestinian Unit Forms
CAIRO (AP) - Delegates attending Palestine’s parliament in exile said Saturday the body has approved a “compromise
strategy” to escalate guerilla warfare against. Israel while
leaving the door open to further participation in the Geneva
The delegates said the Palestine National Council would announce the strategy shortly, ending a week-long debate that failed to unite the moderates and radicals on the 162-man
Both factions claimed victory of a sort, the radicals because no decision was taken to go to Geneva, the moderates because there was no outright rejection of joining Arab-Israeli negotiations.
Basically the council left it to the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, headed by Yasir Arafat, to decide whether to go to Geneva after an invitation is received.
Council sources said their decision would largely depend on the wording of an invitation, and on pressure from the Soviet Union, Egypt, Syria and oil-rich Arab states such as Saudi Arabia, Libya and Kuwait, who control the resistance movement’s purse strings.
The council approved -a 10-point political program submitted by Arafat’s group that would allow one of his delegations to go to Geneva if the invitation contains assurances that the peace talks will concentrate on Palestinian national rights rather than the “refugee problem ”
The program would permit the PLO to bargain for a separate state in Jordan’s west bank and the Gaza Strip, when those territories are relinquished by Israel. But it stresses this state would be an “independent fighting authority” hostile to Israel and Jordan.
Other points declare the guerillas’ resolve to:
‘’Intensify military operations inside occupied lands by all ways and means.”
Reject any statehood nropos-als that involve “recognition of reconciliation’’ with Israel.
Continue the struggle with “Jordanian nationalist forces to establish a Jordanian-Pales-tinian front that would try to overthrow King Hussein and establish a nationalist democratic regime" on the east bank of the Jordan river.
Acceptance of the 10-point plan averted, or at least postponed, an open split in the PLO hierarchy between moderates headed by Arafat and a “rejection front” led by Dr. George Habash of the marxist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PULP).
The radicals opposed to Geneva participation view the conditions as binding. They argue that Israel and Jordan would lever agree to negotiate with he Palestinians on those terms, naking an invitation to Geneva righty unlikely.
Moderates, on the other hand. ire quietly assuring each other hat the conditions are merely •guidelines” that may be modi-ied or eliminated entirely boons a final decision is reached.
President Sets Aides Storms Kill
For Middle East Trip A* I par* 17
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Pres-!secretary of state for the Middle ident Nixon named the official East; and the U.S. envoys to the party for his Middle East jour-'countries he will be visiting, ney Saturday as aides rushed Kissinger, who paved the way arrangements for what they (for Nixon’s trip by negotiating said “will be far more than a Arab-Israeli troop disen-
ceremonial or goodwill trip.” Nixon embarks Monday morning on the 10-day, 14,770-mile
gagement agreements, signed a By United Press International joint statement Saturday intend- ( Tornadoes and flash floods ed to strengthen U.S.-Saudi smashed through Oklahoma and
trip that will carry him first to Arabian economic and military Kansas and more than a foot of
Austria for a rest stop, then to ties. (See picture on page 10A.) ram pounded battered Arkansas
The secretary called it “a Saturday, killing 17 persons in
milestone in our relations with the three states and injuring at
Saudi Arabia and with Arab ieast several hundred. The
countries in general,” and Saudi; three-day death toll stood at 21.
Interior Minister Prince Fahd said it
. President Nixon declared Ar-n?iW»- 3ri” kansas a disaster area following it a ions a tornacj0 jast Thursday which
killed four, and extensive flooding throughout the state Saturday which left three more dead.
Oklahoma Gov. David Hall for disaster
Gazette Photo bv Dale Hankins
Members of the internationally known Amati Kraslice Large Wind Orchestra from Czechoslovakia were welcomed in Cedar Rapids Saturday afternoon with a traditional bread and salt ceremony. Holding the tray which contains slices of rye bread and a small container of salt is Mrs. Milo Naxera, Lake Macbride, route four. At left i& Karel Hajek, conductor. Taking bread from the tray is Jindrich Prave-cek, artistic director. Behind Mrs. Naxera is her husband. The dress she is wearing is all hand embroidered and took four years to make. It came from Czechoslovakia. The ceremony took place at Jefferson high school. The orchestra performed Saturday night and the 70 members spent the night in Czech homes in Cedar Rapids.
Egypt, Saudi Arabia,
Israel and Jordan.
Before he departs, Nixon is
expected to address a Sunday
luncheon of the Committee for
Fairness to the Presidency, a said it opens “a
group supporting his effort to glorious chapter in
blunt Watergate-inspired im-between the two countries.
peachment moves. i One objective of the agree-;
ment is to assure a steady oil ,
flow from Saudi Arabia, the!
expected, Secretary of world’s leading exporter. In-
Kissinger headed the of-formed sources said the U.S.
Middle East party dis- anticipates reaching similar ac-1
closed by White House officials, cords with a number of Arab Pr(’Pa requests
Other members are Nixon’s countries. aid for his state, and particu-
top two aides, Alexander Haig ()ther Agreements larly for Tulsa, the state’s sec-
and Ronald Ziegler; Major Gen. „ officials ond largest city which was hit
Brent Scowcroft, his deputy as- But White House officials I b . _. ^
sistant for national security af- downplayed the possibility that j y s ....
fairs- Alfred Atherton, assistant olher such agreements would be;Saturday. Six persons died in
forged during Nixon’s trip. tornadoes in the state, with five “The significance and results I of those in the tiny town of
I of the trip should not be judged Drumright, midway between
ion the specific signing of docu-, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, iments or the announcing of Another tornado at Emporia,
agreements.” Ziegler said. Kan.f destroyed all 20 stores in He said Nixon will stress the the Flint Hills shopping center, building of personal relations then hit a nursing home and a with Arab and Israeli leaders to mobile home park. Six persons WASHINGTON (AP) — The follow up on the U.S. role as a were dead and 80 were injured labor department has boosted Middle East peace mediator. at Emporia, and authorities dug the income levels used by feder- “This trip will be far more for possible victims at the shop-al agencies to determine a fami- than a ceremonial or goodwill pjng center and nursing home, ly’s eligibility for assistance to trip because highly substantive the poor. I discussions will be held at every
The new levels are $250 per!stop," Ziegler said, year higher for an urban family As Nixon spent Saturday at of four and $370 higher for a his fog-shrouded Camp David family of seven, reflecting the retreat studying a set of black-incfdtse in the cost of living hound briefing books, more de-since the last criteria were set tails emerged on his precise in June 1973, the department itinerary and schedule, said Saturday.
The effect is to qualify many!
Eligibility for Aid to Poor Is Increased
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IRA Faster s Body Goes to Dublin
LONDON (AP) - The body of Irish hunger striker Michael Gaughan went home to the Irish Republic on Saturday to a martyr’s funeral planned by his Irish Republican Army colleagues. The casket was escort-
uniformed IRA men led a funeral procession into the city, and there were no disorders.
Meanwhile, the British home
office announced that five other ^cv patrjc|< Con ne Iv
Irish prisoners had ended their
. . , own hunger strikes in British
cd by eight IRA men in blackL :.
turtleneck sweaters, black d|od Mond jn
more families for the variety of
assistance programs operated
by the department, the Office of
Economic Opportunity and other
It will be used immediately.
for instance, to establish eligi-
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price of freedom hasjtak en their first voluntary -^ a n p 0 w e r Administration's By Harrison Weber
always been very high and Irish nourishment in 205 days. They I summer j0bs program.
men have always been prepared!wtMue .,)()th serving life sentences The g0Vernment considers atu Ul m c, K c tuIUI
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I n addition, two persons drowned in northeastern Oklahoma in flooding caused by the storm.
Another three persons drowned in Arkansas flash floods as more than a foot of rain fell there.
Kansas highway patrol of-
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Firm Gets Permission To Build Iowa Pipeline
jvolved is mainly agricultural, DES MOINES- The Iowa Problems concerning blurt commerce commission has} !K^‘“se Patlerns wl" I* mini-
berets and dark glasses Several spectators booed the cortege on the way to London airport, and one woman called out: “That’s the way they
should all go back to Ireland.”
In Dublin, only about IOO persons were at the airport to see the arrival of Gaughan’s coffin. Twenty-five black-
iParkhurst prison on the Isle of Wight after a 64-day fast. He was to be buried in his birth-! place, Ballina, County Mayo, in! j the Irish republic.
During a requiem mass at the j Church of the Sacred Heart in IiOndon’s Kilburn district, he 'was hailed as a “martyr to Irish freedom.”
Brendan Magill, an (KA leader in England, said in eulogy that Gaughan, who was serving a seven-year sentence for a London bank robbery aimed at raising funds for the IRA, “is as much a hero to the ordinary people in the jails as he is to the Irish nation.”
The British home office announced late Friday that Do-
; 228 were wounded and one man (died.
The home office announced
Construction is expected to commence this fall and the
welfare payments or if the an- to construct 187 miles of paral nual family income is within the (el, ten-inch and 12-inch pipeline comPany anticipates that the
new levels. ___________________
The new cutoff for an urban The’dual pipeline will be used lat® 19*?
through Northeast Iowa.
Urie will be fully operational by
.Saturday that Hugh Feeney in]family of four is $4,550, while it t0 transmit light, hydro-carbon . At this stage of the Proceed“
Gartree prison, Gerard Kelly in is $3,870
Wormwood Scrubbs and Frank Stagg in Parkhurst on the Isle of Wight had also taken liquid nourishment.
Feeney and Kelly began their hunger strike last Nov. 15.
for a farm family of liquids across Mitchell, Howard. ^ 1)01116 ls.1101 requesting that ? size. Exceptions are chickasaw, Bremer, Fayette,! 0 granted the use oif the right
lours and Marion Price had ! Stagg started his March 31.
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made for Hawaii and Alaska, Buchanan, Delaware, Jones and ?,f ?®inent domain in the hope
The proposed pipeline will be part of the Cochin pipeline sys-
where the levels are substantially higher.
The poverty level for an indi
vidual living in a continental tem extending 1,720 miles from city is $2,330. For farm areas it Alberta, Canada, to Monroe
that it can acquire all necessary
See Conflict in Nixon Talk of Cuban Group
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By John M. Crewdson
New York Time* New* Service
WASHINGTON - President Nixon’s mentioning in a conversation in the Oval office on March 21, 1973, of a “Cuban Committee” that might have served as a conduit for money to some of the original Watergate suspects appears to conflict with Nixon’s public assertions that he had no knowledge of any payments to the defendants before that date.
According to the White House transcript of the eon venation, the President first mentioned the existence of the “Cuban Committee” when John Dean was reciting how money had been raised to assure the defendants’ silence until after the 1972 election.
“They put that (the money)
under the cover of a Cuban Committee, I suppose,” Nixon interjected. “Well,” Dean agreed, “they had a Cuban Committee and . . . some of it was given to (E. Howard) Hunt’s lawyer, who in turn passed it out.”
The President said. ‘(Unintelligible), but I would certainly kedp that cover for whatever it’s worth.”
In a statement on the Watergate affair last Aug. 15, Nixon said he had learned for the first time in the March 21 meeting with Dean that individuals on his staff and in his re election organization had arranged for cash payments to six of the seven men arrested in connection with the Watergate breakin.
He had been told by Dean, tin* President recalled in Au
gust, “that the money had been used for attorneys’ fees and family support, not that it had been paid to procure silence from the recipients.”
The apparent conflict arises In part from evidence gathered by Watergate investigators in Florida indicating that the so-called “Cuban Committee” applied for formal registration as a charitable organization in that state in February, 1973, and that its application was approved March 20 — the day before the Nixon-Dcan conversation.
The evidence also indicates that some of the same people who were involved with the registered organization, the Miami Watergate Defendants Relief Fund, formed a loosely
organized and unpublicized “committee" in the summer of 1972.
Manuel Artime, an organizer of tho earlier, unofficial committee, has said under oath that he received about $21,WK) from Hunt and distributed it to the families of the four defendants from Miami in 1972 and early last year.
The White House has been unable to explain how Nixon seemed to have independent knowledge on March 21 of the unofficial organization and its capability of passing money to some of the defendants at a time when the official committee had just been granted a certificate of registration by the Florida secretary of state.
Gerald Warren, the deputy
White House Press Secretary, was asked several weeks ago whether, in light of Nixon’? mentioning of the "Cuban Committee,” the President stood by his Aug. 15 assertion that he had first learned of payments of any kind to the defendants on March 21,1973.
“Had Not Heard"
Warren replied then that Nixon “had not heard the tapes (from which the transcripts were made) when he issued the statement on August 15."
Warren also referred a caller to the President’s address to the Executives’ Club of Chicago three months ago, but declined any further response, saying that White
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(county, Mich., where it will con nect with Dome’s existing eastern delivery system, serving* ! Ontario, Michigan and Ohio.
There will be approximately 1,120 miles of the pipeline located in the United States. The proposed pipeline will Ik1 used las a common carrier in inter-j state commerce to transport liq-; juid hydrocarbons owned by third parties.
At the present time, Dome idoes not contemplate any intra-! state movement of products in Iowa.
In granting permission to Dome to build its pipeline J across Northeast Iow a, the commerce commission noted the route selected avoids, where! possible, rugged, wooded ter-j rain and rock outcroppings.
The line route selected in Iowa is primarily devoted to farming and avoids major population centers. The company said that because the area in-
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