Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 18, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SATURDAY, MAY 18, 11174
ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NKW YORK TIMES
Nuclear Blast Is Set Off by India
NEW DELHI, India (AP) —i “peaceful explosion.” It said it India set off its first nuclear stemmed from India’s “striving
to keep at the level of world
explosion in an underground test Saturday, the official Indian radio said.
technology in the peaceful uses of nuclear explosions.”
But in Tokyo Japan’s two Both Indian national news major anti-nuclear organizations charged the test was “a; step leading to a further nuclear arms race and another environ-j mental degradation.”
The Socialist-backed Japan
agencies said the explosion was conducted in the Rajastan area west of New Delhi, site of the Great Indian Desert.
The Indian Atomic Energy Commission said the bomb was
designed for such peaceful pur- Congress Against Atomic and poses as mining and cai th-mov- j Hydrogen Bombs and the Coming, and India has no intention munist-supported Japan Council of producing nuclear weapons. Against Atomic and Hydrogen But the test indicated India may Bombs made almost identical be able to build such weapons in statements tho future if it chooses lo do so. ; „The ,ndian cxpcrimcnt un.
'I he only nations now known doubtedly will stimulate other to have nuclear weapons are the nations to race for further nu-l S., Russia, China, Britain and cicar weapons developments,”
In Switzer land, Pakistan’s chief delegate to the Geneva
disarmament conference said the Indian test will have “farreaching consequences” for the
entire situation on the subconti-i ,,, . , . ,
, ... j i • * of the bomb was not given
nent, where India and Pakistan ^_____4 t j
have fought three wars in the
weapons the Congress said. “Especially it will give an ideal excuse to China and France.”
The Indian announcement said the test was conducted at a depth of about 328 feet. The size
Suspected Hideout of SLA Is Gunfight Site
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities Saturday sought to identify five bodies taken from a suspected Symbionese Liberation Army hideout.
and appeared to have suffered gunshot wounds.
Mary Carr, 52, told police her daughter lived in the house and allowed five persons who arrived at 2 am. Friday to
The coroner’s office said the1 spend the night, bodies were those of three white | she said the daughter, Min-women, a white man and a nie Lewis, 33, told her she had black man allowed the five to stay after
But Coroner Thomas Noguchi they offered to pay her SRK), said in a news release that they Mrs. Carr said she went to the had not been identified by name house Friday, and would not be until his inves-1 “I went back there to sec tigation was completed. He re- what was going on,” the moth-fused to elaborate on the written cr said. “A white lady had a statement. belt on with a pistol . . . she
The dead were found in a slapped at the pistol and smiled south I/)s Angeles house that up at me.”
more than 500 police stormed late Friday. The house caught fire, apparently from tear gas shells, during a lengthy gunfight and the bodies were charred beyond recognition.
Mrs. Carr said she left and notified police. Police reported later that two vans that may have been used by the group were discovered parked nearby.
Experts had long suspected that India was on the verge of a nuclear capacity. The consulta-! tive committee of the Indian Ambassador Niaz Naim said parliament charged with atomic the test meant a “qualitative energy matters was advised last change” in the political and mil- year that Prime Minister Indira! itary situation. He contested the Gandhi’s government was conidian claim that it was exclu- ducting experiments in the field, j sively designed to serve peace-1 But Saturday’s announcement ful purposes. was the first public indication
“We have always maintained that India had the ability to there is no difference between build and explode a device, tests for peaceful purposes and st Criticism
those for militarv purposes,”
Naim said. “The technology is Mrs. Gandhi reportedly in the same. We have kept warn ing the international community In
AS GUN BATTLE RAGES — A policeman carrying a submachine gun runs into position to protect firemen as occupants of a suspected Symbionese Liberation Army hideout in Los Angeles carry on a gun battle with officers. (Another photo on picture page.)
^ I There was no word if Mrs. A spokesman for newspaper ^ was wornan wbo ran
executive Randolph A. Hears , from house
said the FBI told Hearst one of]
the dead was SLA leader Don-
Officers with lights poked
Delhi Lake Level Falls as Vandals Jam Dam Gates
Irish Press Massive Search for Bombers
Six Killed Sn Flaming Crash In SE Iowa
FORT MADISON (AR) - Six
DUBLIN (UPI) — Army j of the cars had been hijacked in By Steve Belle troops and police launched a na- Belfast.
DELB I — Vandals broke into uonwide manhunt Saturday for The blasts tore cars to pieces teenager* were killed in a flam-the Lake Delhi dam gatehouse extremists who set off bomb and blew out huge display win- teg one-car accident on Iowa 103
early Saturday morning, ac- blasts in downtown Dublin and a dows, sending chunks of glass norte of F *t Madison late Frill formed her cabinet*of the blast cording to officials, and jammed quiet rural village, killing 28 through groups of shoppers, 'day.
a special cabinet session, lone of the dam’s three gates j persons and wounding more (Men and women were blasted Authorities identified the vic-
ald DeFreeze But the FBI in through the debris through the both Los Angeles and San Fran- night finding afew handguns, cisco denied that agents had a shotgun and small pipe-
identified DeFreeze -- alias bombs.
SLA General Field Marshal One policeman was at first Cinque. It also denied telling reported to have a leg wound, Hearst any such thing. but officers later said he ap-
The SLA claims it kidnaped Parcnlly tell off a ro°f.
Bearst’s daughter, Patricia, in; Before the raid, the FBI Berkeley Fob. 4. She has since alerted police agencies in Wash-renounced her family and said ington state to be on the look she had joined the terrorist or- nut for a car possibly carrying ganizaticn, although authorities Miss Hearst and SLA members, sav her statements may have Early Saturday they said the been made under coercion. alert still stood.
John Lefter, the Hiifil still Checking
told newsmen of DeFreeze’* reported death late
A sheriff's office spokesman
against the dangers of this teen instructed the foreign min- wide open causing the lake level than IOO.
backdoor entry into the nuclear istry t° inform the major to drop “about eight feet” bv
club.” ‘ P°wers-
In Washington, the Atomic Her government has strongly
Energv Commission said the criticized atmospheric nuclear U.S. “detected seismic signals j tests, particularly those con-from India equivalent to a yield ducted by China since it joined of less than 20 kilotons.” j the nuclear powers in 19G4. But A spokesman said that is in India nevertheless has refused the “low yield range” — the t o sign the nuclear nonproliferation treaty of 1968 That pact was pushed by the U.S. in an effort to prevent spread of nuclear weapons and the consequent danger of nu-| clear war growing out of region-Simone Poulain, department a1 disputes, press officer, said the “U.S. Mrs. Gandhi contended it also
has always been against nu -jhad the effect of sealing the
clear proliferation because of;nucjear superiority of the U.S.1 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Federate adverse impact it will have! an(j the Soviet Union, which al conspiracy charges, lodged on world stability. ^ ajs0 signed. against former United Mine
In Russia, India s ally, Tass india opened its first atomic Workers President W. A. news agency said the test was a power station in January, 1970. “Tony” Boyle in connection
with American assistance. Can- with the 1969 Yablonski slay-ada has also assisted India in ings. were dismissed Friday at building such stations. the request of the government.
through a department store win- t i rn s
lowest of three ranges.
The U.S. state department indicated disappointment over the explosion.
“Somebody tore the door off tile gatehouse, broke the locks, and forced the gate up so high that it jammed.” said Tim Walton, an official fee Interstate Power Co. which currently controls the dam.
Walton also said the which controlled the gate was
(Continued: Page 2. Col. 6.)
Dismiss Tony Boyle Conspiracy Charges
Bill Offered To Reinstate Draft
WASHINGTON (API - A Texas congressman, contending that the concept of an all-volunteer armed force is harmful both to democracy and fighting effectiveness, has introduced legislation to reinstate tho draft.
“The absence of selective ser-
Police scaled off all streets ckw and lay grofesquely among K|esner ]6 rura, Sa,em; Rjch
out of the capital and warned tailors mannequins. ic
that “every town and village in In the town of Monaghan, 75 cen a ’ ’
the repubiic must be on the rniles northwest of the capital Fort Madison; David Lee
alert for bomb attacks.” near the border with Northern j Fraise, 18. rural West Point;
Prime minister Liam Cos- Ireland, a fourth bomb exploded;Michael David Baxter, 16. Fort
grave went on nalional televi- » minutes after the Dublin I Madison. John Kdward Moo(h.
sion and denounced the attacks blasts and killed five persons.
as “unforgivable acts.” He said Police described the town as a art’ ,5> Fort Madison, and Rich-
the Irish government did not stronghold of the outlawed Irish ard Lohman, West Point,
cable know who planted the bombs. Republican Army Lee county sheriff's officers
The bombings took the penv Responsibility ca,d tee driver of the car ap-heaviest Irish toll since Protest-; „ . ,T1. , A. , ., parently lost control, the vehicle
ant - Roman Catholic violence “ I?A,.f?l,l!Sf n < ran off'the left side of the high-erupted in Northern Ireland five i 01 ern Leland Litter c ense y struck a driveway em-years ago. surpassing the 15; Assn a grouping of militant bankmcn(
went into the
deaths in a Belfast bar attack rn! protestant organizations, dis-december. 1971. claimed responsibility for bn-
day s attacks.
Dublin Bombs jbe Oublin victims
Three bombs planted in aban-! 15 women, six men doned cars exploded in the I children, both boys,
heart of Dublin during the eve- months and 24 years, ning rush hour Friday, all de-! ‘‘B’s too horrible for words,” tonating within a five-second j said Tom Driscoll, a police of-time span on the crowded Beer. “I saw women lying streets. around clutching their kids; to
Police said the Dublin bomb- them. blood streaming from
killed 25 persons and them. It was awful.” (UPI) — Vice-president Martin
scores. They said two He said the bombs “were Echegoyen, 83, head of the countimed to go off when they would cli of state, died Saturday after
kill the most possible.” a two-month illness.
included and two aged 18
landed on its top and caught fire. Officers were uncertain who was driving.
Five of the six were dead on arrival at a Fort Madison hospital. Officers pulled Baxter from the wreck, but he died two hours later at the hospital.
Friday outside the Hearst man- in ^lK)^ane sa*d police were I sion in Hillsborough, south of ^ checking out a report that San Francisco. But he walked I ^*ss Hearst and lour other per-away without a word as news- sons werc . seen *n car men shouted, “What abcut Pat- Thursday night, ty? What about Patty?” The Los Angeles raid followed
ii .., a hunt for three suspected SLA
Hope to God , , ,, ..
r members who fled after a
Earlier Lester had said. “We .shootout at a sporting goods just hope to God that Patty is store in nearby Inglewood somewhere else.” Thursday night.
There were fears that Miss The three — two white wom-Hearst may have been one of °n and a white man — identi-threc white women seen by a Tied themselves as SLA mem-neighbor before the shootout, hers as they commandeered The stucco house burned to the vehicles to make their escape.
vice has critically impaired the „ jd b ; ' Bobert
lighting effectiveness of al our An‘nst has askcd ,hat hjs
armed services, and particularly the army and marine corps,”
Democratic Rep Charles Wilson told a new s conference Friday.
He said an all-voluntary force is “totally incompatible with the principles of our egali-j^y^e Krjd tanan democracy.
Man, ll, Asks Youth Court Hearing; Mental Age: 7Vi grants in —
Wrong Pew Economic Planning
to extort $100,000 from Cedar,
By Roland Krekeler Lewis is one of three persons
A 27-year-old Cedar Rapids I charged in connection with a
man accused of making threats pee. 28 extortion attempt on
Armstrong. All three are deaf- WINCHESTER, Ind. (AI ) -
The Winchester high school
rn ii fps i
ong has asked that nisj" principal. Robert Jones, was uncase be transferred to juvenile He and Jackie Barnett, 46. of derstandably upset when he areolet because his mental age isi Cedar Rapids, were charged in * rived at school and found a herd
74. |Linn district court with making ()f elephants wandering around
Garv Lewis, who was sehed- malicious threats to extort. Bar- yard tiled to g) on trial in Linn dis- nett was convicted last month trict court Monday, obtained a and *s 10 sentenced next
or Daley Is Out of Hospital
so the court would have time to consider the motion to transfer the case.
Mavor Dalev Is Included with the transfer mo-
> t tion was a report from a psy
chologist at the University of Iowa speech and hearing clinic CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor stating that lx»wis, a deaf-mute.
Richard Daley, smiling and has a learning age of 74. waving, left the hospital Satur- This indicates, the report said,
day after 12 days of treatment that he is able to perform tasks block of First avenue N\V for what doctors said was a which the average deaf child of critics said Lewis and Barnett mild stroke. 71^ js able to perform and that bad taken a box Armstrong had
He will recuperate at home his intellectual functioning is iii placed there before returning to the hospital the range of mental retardation A note received by Aimstrong for surgery to repair partial ..... threatened a bomb would be
U'wis, Barnett and Joseph Lyle Steggall, 37, of Cedar Rapids, are charged in federal court with using the mail to attempt to extort
Arrested Near House
The three were arrested near an abandoned house in the BIK)
WASHINGTON (AIG — With eye to eve on some sort of a
more bad economic news in the 1 monitoring agency to flash
background, the administration storm signals and the like,” The Hoxey Brothers Circus, in and congress have begun bipar- Mansfield said town for a weekend perform-,tisan discussions that could lead He said his proposal differed alice, had mistaken the school to creation of an economic plan-(»ntirelv from nn unsurrpssfni yard for the circus site and set ning agency. I administration proposal to es-
up its tents and stakes iii a driv-. Representatives of top ad-jtablish the Cost of laving Couningrain Thursday night. ministration economic advisers ell as an inflation-monitoring
After some fast consultation conferred Friday with aides to agency
Friday, Hoxey Brothers took its; the Republican and Democratic \ source close to Simon said
elephants across the street to a leaders of the house and senate-the secretary has not made
joint approach the troubled may meet again
park, the original site.
Price Increases On Aluminum
surgery blockage of a neck artery.
TVdtfCifl K € torney in a trial
Life can be discouraging. Like “Considering the age of the when you send a kid through defendant,” the motion con-four years of high school and tunics, the attorney does not then discover your parakeet has)believe the defendant has stil-a bigger vocabulary. copyright ificient intelligence to formulate
an intent to commit a crime.
< an t Assist placed at his department store
The transfer motion states and residence unless the box
that Lewis’ attorney knows the j was left at the house with
defendant cannot assist the at- $1(K),(H)0 in it
Steggall was iii authorities said.
New trial date
on a joint approacn to coping'd e c j s , 0 n about a pianning with the troubled economy. I agency but does endorse a joint They may meet again next administration - congress ap-vvee^- Iproach to economic problem-
As they met. the government solving, announced that prices rose at; “A super agency may not be NEW YORK (AP) — Price!an ll 5 percent annual rate dur- t h c mechanism,” the
increases that are expected ul- ing the first three months of source said. “Maybe an ^fortunately to raise the prices of a; 1974, the most inflationary por-jmal approach to working out
wide variety of consumer goods formance since 1951, while the)problems would be better.”
have been announced by throe gross national product declined The congressional and ad-
j of the nation’s largest alumi- 6.3 percent. ministration representatives are
a car nearby, num companies. I Senate Majority Leader Mikeitrying initially to work out a
The increases for ingots range Mansfield, (I)-Mont ), told re-i joint approach to such problems in the Lew is from 6 3 to 9 I percent and were porters he met earlier on t he j as dealing with raw-material
5, if his mo- described as the result of agree- planning-agency proposal with and other shortages and the
tion to transfer is not sustained, ments reached last March with Treasury Secretary William E.jneed for gathering adequate eco-
No hearing date has been set on the .Cost of Living Council to Simon nomie data, one participant
the transfer motion. I raise prices in stages. I “I think we see pretty much said
case will be July Ii
Police said they saw two women’s bodies — one white and one black — in a hallway as the house burned. Ammunition belts on their bodies ex-iploded in the fire’s heat.
Three other bodies were found underneath the house near air vents to the outside.
Acting on a tip, officers took position around the house about 5:30 p.m. PDT Friday and called to the occupants over a bullhorn: “Come out with your hands up The house is surrounded ”
Two minutes later, a policeman fired a tear-gas shell into the house and drew an answering volley.
About an hour after the first shots, thin tongues of flame suddenly shot from w indows and the eaves of the roof. The .shooting j stopped 15 minutes later. Billows of black smoke cast a pall j around the house, obscuring the view of police sharpshooters. and hundreds of spectators.
“No Other Way”
“lf was a war. no other way; to describe it,” said police; ! commander Peter Hagen after ! officers fired volley after volley I of tear gas, .shotgun and rifle i rounds.
They were met with heavy i return fire, some from beneath I the house and some of it thought to be from machine guns
A flak jacketed officer with a 1 gas mask said. “It was just like Vietnam "
The battle was televised live j tm area stations.
“They Held Me”
A woman emerged from the house after it caught fire.
“They held me, they held me,” she was heard to say as she was taken away to an ambulance She was not identified
A clerk at the store later • Continued: Page 2, Col. 3j
HILLSBOROUGH, Calif. (AP) — Behind the walls of their white stucco mansion. Randolph and Catherine Hearst waited through the night to learn if their kidnaped daughter Patricia was among five persons killed in a shootout with Los Angeles police.
“The feeling inside the Hearst home is that it s over,” family spokesman John laster said late Friday night. “Nothing has been confirmed either way. although the Hcarsts have a direct lino to the FBI and have been in touch all day.
“The family really didn t expect it to end this way. We just hope to God that Patty is somewhere else."
Lest e r said the Hearsts watched much of the shootout and its aftermath on live television At one point, sobs were heard coming from the home.
When Hearst heard it reported that at least one of those in the house was a white woman Lester said. “he put his hand up to his forehead and dropped it down again.”
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