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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 27, 1976, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Cedar rapids associated press up new York times Section a a volume 94, number 170 Cedar rapids Iowa sunday june 27, 1976 City final 45 cents 0\jjtio/v coming july 4 6-191 editor s note in this Bicentennial year we look to past achievements and wonder what the future will bring. With this in mind the Gazette offers readers a Bicentennial gift a a three Section tabloid to be carried in the Gazette sunday july 4. Section a will Deal with the settlement of Eastern Iowa and offer stories from 17 counties in the Gazette circulation area. Section b will Tell readers what life was like in 1876. Section c will offer a look both Forward a thoughts on what the future might bring a and backward a to the indians who were Here first and iowans who served in the civil War among others. Persons in the Centennial year of 1876 were also looking Back but wondering about the future if the following item reprinted from Wolfe s Cedar rapids directory of 1876-77 is any indication. The future we have no better basis of judging the future than by the past and thus judging we May conclude that Cedar rapids will continue its growth and retain its position As one of the chief business centers of the state. This will however depend very much on the Energy liberality and tact of the present inhabitants and property owners. If the excellent water Power can be utilized More fully it will add to our manufacturing interests and upon this largely rests the turning Point of our future Prosperity. The general management of the municipal affairs must be closely at a tended to and any mismanagement of the past corrected by the people themselves. Our schools Are not yet beyond the Point when they can be improved and upon these very much will continue to depend. Every Agency that tends to change the raw material of the country into the manufactured article must be liberally encouraged and advertised. Every manufactory made a Success encourages others. This Mutual Aid and Good will must exist. There is room enough for All and each one should be willing and glad to behold the Prosperity of his neighbor. In any other course there is always danger. The failure or Success of the individual tends to demoralize or strengthen the Community As the defamer of individuals Are usually beneath their victims in real purity of purpose. So they who secretly rejoice Over the financial misfortunes of others Are themselves least deserving of Success. So Long then As we can remain a United people seeking the common Good of All in conjunction with our own we May Hope with no fears of being disappointed in the future to see the population business and general advantages of the Valley City increase and magnify As the years go on. A a a the Gazette Wasny to around in 1876 to record activities of the Centennial year but in this Bicentennial year we feel that it has lived up to the description in a City directory shortly after publication started in 1883. It read As follows a the evening Gazette is the new afternoon daily published by Otis and Post at 69 first Avenue. It is a handsome seven column Folio whose special feature is its Devotion to local matters making this a Strong Point. Hence anything pertaining to this City and county and state will receive full attention. It is just such a paper As any family wants at its Tea table and around the fireside during the evening. Los Angeles up a the United states secretly used Cloud seeding to dry up the cuban sugar crop in 1969 and 1970, Lowell Ponte a former Pentagon think tank researcher said saturday. Ponte a former specialist for the International research and technology corp., said the Cia and the Pentagon seeded Clouds in wind currents that carry Rains to Cuba. Quot Between 1966 and 1972 the Cia and later the Pentagon were using Cloud seeding to make enemy trails Muddy in Southeast Asia a Ponte said in an interview for National Public radio. Quot but the seeding near Cuba was to cause less rain not More. It was supposed to squeeze rain out of Clouds before they reached the Island. You might say we tried to embargo the experimental seeding was stepped up in 1970, Ponte said because cuban Premier Fidel Castro staked the Honor of his communist government on the Success of that years sugar crop. Quot Castro set a Harvest goal of to million tons of sugar a Ponte said. A the Cia decided after Castro a promises . Developing disaster plan for a Plant terrorist blasts says Cia seeded Clouds to dry up cuban sugar that failure would demoralize his people and make cuban communism appear a the Cloud seeding brought erratic weather in Cuba and the sugar Harvest fell Short of its goal. Castro offered to resign but remained in office Ponte said. Quot weather science is too primitive to say that Cloud seeding Hurt cubans Harvest a Ponte said Quot but it could have. The Point is our government secretly attempted to tamper with weather in another nation with which we were not at War in an Effort to cause economic and political Ponte author of a the Cooling a a Book dealing with climatic change and manipulation of weather for political reasons said the Cloud seeding near Cuba was originally to provide information for a Pentagon project called Quot Nile blues. The secret project he said has studied ways to melt Polar icecaps direct hurricanes and tornadoes As weapons to Quot destabilize weather in the soviet Union China and Cuba to ruin harvests. By David Burnham new York times service Washington a the Federal government for the first time is developing a disaster plan to Cope with the casualties property damage and loss of civil control that might be caused by a serious Accident at one of the nations 58 nuclear reactors or by an explosion of a homemade atomic bomb by a terrorist group. The plan a draft of which has been obtained by the new York times predicts that with the growing use of nude Ford warning to Cuba on puerto Rico san Juan . Apr president Ford warned against outside intervention in the affairs of puerto Rico saturday As he prepared for the seven nation economic Summit conference opening Here sunday. Ford also said he Hopes the conference Quot will give a new impetus to the growth of our worldwide Economy and improve International Fords intervention warning followed a Promise of demonstrations by pro Independence groups. Aides said he was clearly referring to Cuba although he did not name it. Ford said interference in the Quot freely determined relations Between the United states and puerto Rico Quot will be an unfriendly act which will be resisted by appropriate Ford greets Miki. Others attending the two Day Summit will be the leaders of Britain Japan Italy West Germany France and Canada. Japanese prime minister Takeo Miki and italian Premier Aldo Moro were the next arrivals. Greeting them were Ford and . Treasury Secretary William Simon. Secretary of state Henry Kissinger arrived aboard the government Jet that flew him directly to san Juan from London. He had conferred with British officials following a midweek meeting in West Germany with South african prime minister John Vorster. Kissinger and Simon joined Ford later when he greeted West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt and then British prime minister James Callaghan. Concorde trip Callaghan and his British delegation had crossed the Atlantic in a supersonic concorde jetliner. President Valery Giscard Deestaing of France and Canadian prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau were expected sunday morning for the conference opening. After the islands few Independence groups promised demonstrations White House officials decided to transport reporters from san Juan to the meeting please turn to Page 3. A Energy across the world the potential for such peacetime nuclear emergencies Quot will continue to the government has never published an estimate of the casualties and damages that a terrorist group could achieve with the explosion of a homemade nuclear bomb at some strategic heavily populated Street Corner during Rush hour. 3,300 immediate deaths but the government has estimated the potential Impact of a serious Acci Dent in a nuclear reactor. Because reactors Are usually built in somewhat Remote locations the Impact of a reactor Accident would probably be far less than the Impact of a deliberate act of terrorists. According to the latest official estimate of the nuclear regulatory commission such an Accident would result in 3,300 immediate deaths 45,000 cancer fatalities during the 30 years following the Accident $14 billion in property damages and the total abandonment of 290 Square Miles of land. Several groups have challenged those estimates. Last thursday for example the environmental Protection Agency issued a review that concluded that the Long term Impact could be 2 to to times higher than that estimated by the nuclear regulatory commission. The commission estimate said that the Chance of a serious Accident in a reactor was highly unlikely. But neither the study nor the Federal government has tried to quantify the chances of a de please turn to Page 3. A up to a Cholo top Skillet Tosser Carroll Moore of Carson City nev., takes careful aim As he flings an Iron Skillet some 40 feet during Competition saturday in the National Skillet throwing contest held in Macksburg in South Central Iowa. Moore won the men s championship after hitting the scarecrow like target More accurately than several opponents during his three tosses. He was awarded a decorative Skillet clock. Gop split hurting fund raising Gazette leased wires Washington a the Republican party is falling far Short of its fund raising goal this year because big contributors Quot Are holding Back a the gop finance chairman said saturday. Quot at a time when we. Should be doing everything in our Power to unite and win i find republicans at every level coming up with every excuse in the Book for not doing something a said Jeremiah Milbank the Republican National committees chief fund Raiser. Addressing the closing session of the two Day committee meeting Milbank said the party is $16.5 million Short of its $25 million goal. Milbank said that four years ago More than 700 persons contributed an average of $50,000 to elect former president Nixon but this year Only 105 persons have Given the gop More than $10,000. The new election Laws prohibit individual gifts to presidential candidates after they win the nomination a the campaigns Are financed by the government a but allow political committees like the Rno to funnel a portion of the Money it collects for All party candidates to the presidential nominee. Milbank said although the Quot Small and Quot Middle contributors Are coming through Quot our Basic problem is still with our potential major contributors a those who can give $5,000 to $20,000 maximum gifts. The vast majority of those republicans who have the wherewithal to give a major contribution Are holding meanwhile gop challenger Ronald please turn to Page 3. Third Johnson drowning Case Coralville a Johnson county suffered its third drowning fatality of the year when a Des Moines Man drowned in the Coralville Reservoir near the West Overlook area at 6 50 . Saturday. Johnson county sheriff Gary Hughes said the body of Charles Hayes 38, was recovered from the Reservoir through the efforts of the Coralville fire department Park rangers and the Coralville water patrol approximately one hour later. Full details have not been released pending question of friends and relatives by authorities. The Hayes death tentatively has been ruled an accidental drowning. The double life of a successful . Lawyer crime business a links this article the first in a series was reached and reported by Seymour m. Ersh in collaboration with Jeff Gerth. Ersh won the pulitzer prize in 1970 for Levering the Story of the my Lai Massae in South Vietnam. By Seymour m. Hersh new York Tim it. Service new York a to his associates in of Angeles Sidney r. Korshak is a highly successful labor lawyer an astute business adviser to major corporations multimillionaire with immense influx nce and Many connections a Friend of up Hollywood stars and executives. He is so entrenched in Hollywood a Octal and business structures that he angles easily with such entertainers As Dinah Shore Debbie Reynolds and Tony Martin and with such prestigious business men As Charles Bluhdorn chairman of Gulf so Western industries inc., and Lew Wasserman chief executive of Mca inc., the entertainment conglomerate. But Sidney Korshak leads a double life. Target of . Probe to scores of Federal state and local Law enforcement officials Korshak is the most important link Between organized crime and legitimate business. They describe him As a behind the scenes Quot fixer who has been instrumental in helping criminal elements gain Power in Union affairs and infiltrate the Leisure and entertainment industries. Since the Early 1940s, his name has come up in at least 20 investigations of organized crime and in recent months he has become the prime target of a Justice department investigation into sophisticated economic crime and of an inquiry by the Fri into West coast labor racketeering. On the basis of their files on Korshak Federal officials contend that he has been involved in such activities As bribery kickbacks extortion fraud and labor racketeering and that he has at times Given illegal advice to members of organized crime. A Well informed Justice department official has described Korshak As Quot a senior intermediary for and senior adviser to organized crime groups in califor Nia Chicago Las vegas and new York Quot he directs their investments their internal affairs their High level decision making a the official said. Quot for As Long As i can remember Korshak a name has been synonymous with illicit business a yet for All his Power and the scope of his operations Korshak now 69, has managed to remain relatively Anonymous. He has received Little attention from the press. And he has never been indicted. Six month investigation the new York times conducted a six month investigation into Korshak s affairs in an Effort to learn How he please turn to Page to. Done to miss. Thoughts on rafting a raft trip on two Western Rivers produced some unexpected reactions from a group of Coe College alumni and friends. Story picture on Page 13a. Camps in full swing the summer camping season for area Young people is in full swing if visits to Camps Wrapsie a and hit Aga Are any indication. Pictures on pages 16a and 20c. Old Capitol ready the rededication of the restored old Capitol in Iowa City will be held next weekend with the actual ceremony on saturday. It will be open for Public Tours. Story and pictures on Page in birth at Home the pros and cons of having your child born at Home Are discussed. Included Are comments from a Cedar rapids couple whose child was born at Home. Story on Page 3c, partly Cloudt Index Section weather partly Cloudy cooler today. Highs Low 80s. Clear to partly Cloudy tonight and monday. Lows upper 50s. A it today s chuckle the trouble with Good advice is that it usually interferes with our plans. Coovr>0ftt late news 1,3,20 report card 4 deaths 3 editorials 6-7 Section b Iowa news in financial 12-15 Marion 7 building 16-19 political notes to movies 20-21 food to records 21 to listing la farm 22 23 Section c social 1-22 new books 2 around town 2 travel 21 Section d sports 1-9 c Rose word 22 want ads 10-23

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