Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 22, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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VOLUME 92 — NUMBER 317
CEDAR RAPIDS. IOWA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1974
ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMESHIJACK DEADLINE EXTENDED
Ford Vows Defense Aid To Koreans
SEOUL (UPI) r— President Ford received a tumultuous, confetti-strewn welcome Friday from an estimated 2 million South Koreans and pledged there would be no reduction in U. S. military support to assure their country’s independence.
Ford promised "prompt and effective assistance to repel (any) armed attack against the Republic of (South) Korea in accordance with the mutual defense treaty of 1954.” He said the U. S. will not reduce its 38.000-man troop garrison in South Korea.
The President’s pledges were
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contained in a joint communi-' que which he and South Korean President Chung Hee Park issued after two hours of private-talks.
Before the talks started, Secretary of State Kissinger indicated Ford intended to express dissatisfaction with the Park regime’s harsh treatment of dissenters. But Kissinger held out little hope Ford could bring about a change in Park’s controversial domestic policies.
The communique said the two presidents discussed the pro-g r a m to modernize South Korea's army. A spokesman said Ford told Park the U. S. government is prepared to spend up to $500 million on the plan, but he cautioned that congress would have to appropriate the money.
The spokesman refused to say if Ford told his host that democratic reforms in Korea would help to get the money out of congress.
To Hear Dissidents
Later Ford agreed to have an aide meet spokesmen for dissident factions.
Press Secretary Ron Nessen appeared in the hotel press cen. ter shortly before midnight to say that five clergymen representing Protestant and Roman Catholic groups would meet with Richard Smyser, whom he described as a senior member of the National Security Council staff, to hear the clerics’ complaints.
Nessen said Smyser would stay over in Korea after Ford’s departure to meet with the churchmen. The press secretary promised that whatever the clergymen told Smyser would be passed on to Ford
Invitation To Visit
The communique also said Park had accepted an invitation to visit the U. S., although no date was set. Park, who came to power in 1961. has been in the U. S. on four previous occasions.
Ford’s meeting with Park at Blue House, the South Korean presidential mansion so-named for its blue-tiled roof, followed an arrival ceremony at Kimpo International airport in which the President said: "I am here to reaffirm our friendship and give it new meaning and life.”
A state dinner given by Park in the Korean capital building completed the day s official activities.
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Bombs Killing 19 Stir Outcry Against Irish
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) i—Home Secretary Roy Jenkins Friday pledged an all-out campaign against Irish terrorists after bombs killed 19 people and fanned anti-Irish feeling in
had been planted in the city.
About 15 minutes later explosions devastated the crowded Mulberry Bush pub and the I nearby Tavern in the Town,'
located in the Rotunda, a shop- _ . _
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TUNIS, Tunisia — Arab guerillas freed an elderly man, two 200 There women and a baby from a hi-
‘‘My pub has been completely jacked plane Friday and extend-destroyed,” said Dick Lome, cd a deadline for killing host-proprietor of the Tavern in the ages, the Tunisian news agency Town. ‘‘There were about 200 said.
people in it when the bomb Three guerillas with subma-In London, Jenkins told the went off and there may still be I chine guns stormed the British house of commons that emer- People buried in the rubble.” i VC-10 in the Persian Gulf sheik-gency laws may be introduced “I was going to put a record dom of Dubai late Thursday. to combat terrorism in Britain, on the juke box when all hell They threatened to kill one but he gave no details. was let loose,” said Michael passenger every two hours un-
"There is no question of us Mills, 18. "There was a massive jess comrades jailed in Europe
‘explosion. Bodies were every- and the Middle East were freed, where. I had to climb over them ~ . 0 .
to get out." EK>'P‘ ’W"***
"The area around the Mul- In Cairo, where most of the berry Bush was like a casualty guerillas whose freedom was clearing station with dead and sought were under house arrest, injured ail over the pavement,” the Egyptian government said
this second largest English city., ping and office center in the The explosions in two crowded heart of Birmingham.
I bars Thursday night injured 184.
i Police announced arrest of five men suspected of planting the bombs. They were seized at Hey-sham as they attempted to board a ferry for Belfast.
submitting to a victory for terrorism and we are determined to demonstrate the will to win,” he declared. He represents a Birmingham district in Parliament.
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$2.2 Million of Loot in Biggest Burglary Found
CHICAGO (AP> — The FBI has disclosed that about $2.2 million of the $4 3 million stolen Oct. 20 in the largest cash burg-, lary in U.S. history has been-found in a Chicago West side basement.
Federal and local officials j said Thursday night the money, was found in the basement of a bungalow, buried in a seven-foot hole and covered with five inches of fresh cement.
Most of the money was in small bills of $10 and $20 denominations, authorities said
The house belonged to Dorothy Marrera, grandmother of one of the six men charged in connection with the robbery.
Officials said she has been ill and was living with her daugh-i ter. Her grandson. Ralph Marrera, was the guard on duty at the Purolator Security. Inc.,! vault the night the money was taken
U.S. Attorney James Thompson praised the cooperation of law enforcement agencies which helped in the recovery. He refused. however, to say who tipped off authorities
He said the money was found by Agent Maureen Higgins.
The six men were arrested within IO days of the burglary and charged with bank larceny, bank burglary and illegal use of explosives. They are held in lieu of bond
Authorities believe a large part of the money still missing may be in banks in the Bahamas, where two of those charged were arrested. The Bahama banks, which operate under Swiss rules of secrecy, have I refused to divulge how much was deposited by the men arrested.
Effort of Boy Pilots Fails
BOGOTA. Colombia (APi — Two teenagers receiving instructions from a control tower flew a small private plane 300 miles after the pilot .suffered a heart attack but panicked as they tried to land in poor weather. The plane crashed, killing all four aboard.
The pilot was stricken after Takeoff from Call, and the boys, 16 and 17. took over. Instructed by the Bogota control tower, they managed to fly to the Bogota airj>ort but bad weather |closed in as they tried to land.
"We are having difficulties, we cannot see anything,” was the last message. They crashed about two miles from the main I part of the airport, in full view of the tower
Another small plane tried to ilead them down but was unable to because of the heavy rain ’
145,000 in Auto Industry C.R.Man Dies in
To Be Jobless Next Month Shooting Mishap
DETROIT (AF) — At least have been scheduled for ternpo-
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minoh-m h? nfh a *! ii i Police said they found two guerillas would have to be chan-
ger a** wave^of'Hvengeance * at- ^>mbs that fai,ed to explode neled through the Palestine Lib-
facks against Britain's Irish I Was on top of a S’000*881- cration Organization. fmLnrnJc In V nj ,1 lon 011 tank at a hotel- Its <k‘to- The PLO has already con-
to Britons to keep the*Temp-1 ^ “r^()fb(ut lhe «P'«ive demned the seisure of the air-
lf they take the law into their New Type W1" do everything to
own hands, he warned, "the Doctors reported the terror- avoid sheddm8 damage will be still greater and ists apparently used a new type ^ore‘8n J^inister Habib Chatti
iv I n hi ii t *h the victory for extremists and of bomb that caused horrible !said !n t ans’ e. c.ut J3 David L. Dahl, 24, route three,,lerTorjsls W0U|d ^ greater.” burns as well as multiple inju- v France and took off for
The Birmingham public! ries.
145,000 blue collar auto workersjrary layoffs this month only. Cedar Rapids, was dead on ar- The BirminghanT p u bl i dries. r !Tun*s t° be on band at the air-
and thousands more white col- Blue collar layoffs next month rjval at a Cedar Rapids hospital blamed the Irish Republican Dr. James Inglis said he be- P°rt’ lar employes will be out of work currently are estimated at 64.200 Thursday with a eunshot woun(, Army, whose bombs have killed lieved the searing Ashburn ef-
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to his head Linn Sheriff Waiter Grant said
fects of the bombs were worse than napalm.
going to see this
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part or all of next month be-1at Chrysler, 49.000 at Ford and cause of mounting production ,31,000 at General Motors.
cutbacks in the faltering auto-, GM, which currently ha* near- , k tJ k ______________
mobile industry. * |Jy 40 ^ hourjy workers on in-«the 800 was 1)6108 hrld by an at ,ea*st 30 °,her P®°Pfe in Eng* Type of explosive used, I regard
General Motors said Thursday definite layoff, said workers acquaintance, Kenneth Avis, land in the last two years. | it as not only inhuman but sa-
temporarily f u r I o u ghed nexti24, and that the shooting was However, officials did not im-distic,” he said, month will receive full holiday considered accidental mediately link the Birmingham He said most of the casualties
it will shut nine car assembly plants for one or two weeks in
December and lay off 30.000-pay for the normal Christmas-'bombings to the IRA. were aged between 18 and 20.
workers because of declining to-New Year’s shutdown shooting txk The death toll was the heavi---
sales. Other developments: place at Avis' residence at the est in any bombing in England Q « I I *i
Meanwhile, Ford said it is Ford announced it has cut $66 Vernon View a(kj,t,on east of or Nor,bcrn Ireland since the 061131 6 UfllT furloughing 3.000 white collar I off the base price of its sub-Cedar Rapids about 11:20 a rn. war between Roman Catholic . . -
workers Dec. I. Chrysler re- compact two-door Pinto, which The sheriff said the bullet and I,rotestant extremists began VOl6S 7-0 TOT
vealed plans to lay off white suffered a 37 percent sales de- entered near Dahl’s left eye and 10 1 ,s,er f,ve years a8° #
collar workers soon but would cline in early November. exited at the back of the top of Youth Gangs D Of lf ptp I Ipr
not confirm reports the number Ford said the Pinto will carry the head r . th . . ., I CT I ICI
TldJ*.?Lh‘£.aSpr.ice'of ft.769’ making fe Ile said the gun was a .30 cal. streets of Birmingham, shout- WASHINGTON (AP)
Win sor, Ont.. Chrysler of the lowest-priced A rn er i c a n-revolver which Avis said he was jng "We hate the Irish!" A senate rules committee voted
Canada said 1.700
workers made car. The company also showing to Dahl, ing Friday said it is using less expensive Dimities r^nori
gasoline bomb was thrown unanimously Friday to recom
The guerillas wounded a stewardess and a porter when they seized the plane. The Right originated in London, stopped in Beirut, and was bound for Calcutta. Singapore and Brunei on the island of Borneo.
The guerillas threatened to blew up the plane and the 47 persons aboard unless they got fuel and a substitute stewardess. The Dubai government complied and the plane took cff for Tripoli. Libya.
It refueled in Tripoli and flew on to Tunis, and Tel Aviv air-port sources said there were in-dications two other persons were wounded enroute. Tunis airport was sealed off to all but official
would be laid off starting r may said it is using less expensive Deputies reported a polygraph fiirough the window of a Cathi mend approval of Nelson Rock- *T f""1 T 7, “
“Hard equipment, re- test indicated Avis was •felling he pnos.shTe ^ kefel.er to be vi™Men.
supply parts for the firm's U. S. during prices another MC 5k t^hwten’te tiThw '"'"Thflrish war has finallv
0peratl0ns To*0,a Sal,s *J. S. a. playing with (he gun and it went come to England." said John
More Than Fifth ,iinnoLinced its 1875 Corona and off accidentally. The case has stokes, a Conservative member
The latest GM layoffs will t.™. IP.?? " been closed. of the house ut commons. He
than Avifi had purchased the gun called for the death penalty
Oct. 23. *‘for the perpetrators of these
wnicn The shooting was reported by appalling crimes.”
latest GM layoffs will
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mean more than 20 percent of comparable 1974 models
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Military Base Reshuffle To Eliminate Many Jobs
a woman in Avis’ body shop There was speculation the behind his residence. She tele- bombings were in response to phoned authorities at 11:22 a m. the government’s refusal to a1-' There were no witnesses to |ow funeral services in Binning-1 the shooting. Grant said. ham for James McDaid, an IRA
president. incoming flights were barred, 0 vote sends the hut it was not known if any wounded were taken off the
Demands at Odds
Two newsmen allowed aboard the craft said the guerillas demanded the release of 13 comrades jailed in Khartoum and Rome, and would kill one passenger every two hours unless they got them. But a Palestinian splinter group in Beirut
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Bishops Question It
WASHINGTON (API - U. S. Roman Catholic bishops have authorized a committee to question the confirmation of Nelson Rockefeller because of his position allowing abortion. it was learned Friday.
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March 22, 1950. at Cedar „n(, exploded premaUlrely HVs ""T f“" SC"a'e is e*pec'e? ,0 lense of two guenilas jaded In
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depot, Colo ; Blue Anamosa and Monticello and Z IhlwnT'1'5-6™'
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pueblo army aepoi, ^010.; oiue Anamosa and Monticello and ham Thursday
Pentagon F’riday announced a Grass army depot, Lexington, was employed as a garage me- Dublin
coast-to-coast reshuffling and re- Ky.; Griffiss airbase, Rome, chanic at Cedar Rapids
duct ion of military bases and N. Y.; and Richards-Gebaur air- He is survived by his mother received a telephone warning at ^
Holland, and would kill every recess. ; [>utch Belgian and Luxembourg
The committee decision be- hostage unless their demand was rr. __, _ , ... came unanimous when Sen.
... ..-■cctved telephone warning ut AJlcn 1 |) Ala 1 J»lni'd "x1 maj°r-' Still another guerilla state-
headquarters that will eliminate base near Kansas City. Civilian and stepfather. Mr. and Mrs. 8:11 p.m. Thursdav that bombs ment said the 8rouP would ex*
about 11.600 civilian jobs and [jobs will be reduced by at least I Louis Ulferts, Anamosa; two I— . ; He had said et ”
transfer 11.500 army and air I,OCK) at each. brothers, Kenneth and Richard,
force personnel over the nextj The Savanna army depot, both of Cedar Rapids; a daugh-two and a-half years. Savanna, IU., will transfer its ter. Tina. Marion; three sisters,
The moves are aimed chiefly weapons storage and ammuni- Dorothy Williams and Mrs. at shifting about $300 million alien mission to Sierra army Daniel Townsend, both of Cedar, year from support functions to depot. Herlong, Calif, and will Rapids, and Mrs. Earl Baker.!
increased combat capability. The uniformed personnel will be switched to combat and combat-j related assignments The 111 ‘‘base realignment actions,” as the Pentagon called them, will affect dozens of installations.
But only two major bases were ordered closed—-the army's F rankford arsenal in Philadelphia and FUIington airbase,! Houston.
One congressional source said about half the civilians offered, transfers could be expected to j quit their defense jobs rather! than relocate.
Many army, air force and de ! fense supply agency depots,! laboratories and offices will lose manpower and womenpower, but some will gain Net losses will range from about 2.0(H) civilian jobs at Frankford to as few as a dozen in some small offices.
Next to Frankford, the biggest losers will be Ellington; |
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You may not know when you rn well off. but the Internal Revenue Service does.
earlier he had not scute a British hostage every 50 made up his mind how he would minutes unless the British gov-vote because he disapproved of ernment issued a statement
Rockefeller s big government, “declaring its responsibility for tax-and-spend philosophy. greatest crime in the history
But Allen said he believes the of humanity, which is the es-nommee has moved philosoph- tablishment'of the Zionist entity ically toward the right in recent (Israel).”
Blind Student Wants into Army
MILWAUKEE (AP) A blind Milwaukee college student, rejected by recruiters because he’s not fit for combat, is waging a personal battle to enlist in the U. S. army.
Michael Welch, 21, says he and other handicapped Americans should bt* allowed to serve in the military. He says it’s his patriotic duty,
"Ifs not fair,” Welch said of the army requirement that all males be qualified for combat duty. "There are plenty of other things handicapp'd people can do. This is discrimination against people with handicaps.”
A social welfare major at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Welch wants to
serve as an army prison counselor.
"My basic premise is that women are allowed into the service without being qualified for combat, so handicapp'd people should, too,” he said.
He Raid his congressman, Hep. Clement Zablocki <D-Wis.) is looking into legislation to allow qualified handicapp'd persons to enlist.
"I’m more than qualified other than being blind, and that shouldn’t hold me back,” Welch said. He has been totally blind since birth
Five feet, eight inches tall and 155 pounds, he said he has no other physical drawbacks. A certified sport parachutist with more than 50 jumps, he
said he might even try out for t h e Golden Knights, the army’s show team of precision parachutists.
"Think what good publicity it would be for them to have a blind parachutist,” he said.
Welch said many fellow students look askance at his efforts.
"A lot of p*ople over age 30 think ifs wonderful, but a lot under 30 think I’m nuts,” he said. "I don’t care I want to get in for patriotic reasons. I believe every American man has a right to wear that uniform ”
Welch, who said he may file a discrimination suit against t h e army, believes handicapped recruits could be instrumental in realizing an allvolunteer army.
‘Handicapped people do a lot of things outside combat zones,” he said. "Somebody has to do these things, and right now they're being done by people who could otherwise fight.”
In addition, he said many handicapp'd persons who can’t find civilian jobs could be gainfully employed in the service. "It could mean a whole new useful life for
many handicapp'd pople,”
"But ifs more than a career for me.” he added. "Ifs almost a sacred right that
every American serve his
country if he wants. This country has been good to me, and I want to do whatever I can.”
There was no immediate explanation for the difference among the demands.
13 in Egypt
In Rome, officials said there were no Palestinian terrorists held in Italian jails. But five guerillas charged with plotting to blow up an Israeli jetliner in Rome in September 1973 were later freed from Italian jails and flown to Cairo.
Eight other guerillas convicted in Khartoum, Sudan, of killing two U.S. diplomats and a Belgian envoy last year, were also later flown to Cairo. Reports conflict on whether the eight from Khartoum and the five from Rome are in prison, or merely under house arrest awaiting transfer to another .Arab country
A statement distributed in Beirut by Palestinians calling themselves "The Martyr Abou
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