Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 1, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA. SUNDAY SEPTEMBER I, 1974
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Police Nab i f
INDIO, Calif. (AP) - A sniper terrorized motorists on a lonely stretch of desert for nearly six hours before dawn Saturday, killing three persons, injuring six others and riddling several autos with bullets.
A car matching the description provided by witnesses was, pulled over about 26 miles west of Blythe, a city on the Califor-nia-Arizona border, and the driver was arrested without a struggle. Riverside county Undersheriff Robert Presley said.
Presley identified the man as Richard Harold Hicks, 34. of Tucson, Ariz. He was booked for investigation of murder and assault with intent to commit murder.
Sheriff’s Capt. Cois Byrd said ; a 22-caliber sawed-off rifle and some expended cartridees were found in Hicks’ car.
Officers said the sniper apparently chose his victims —I many of them on Labor day weekend outings — at random, pulled alongside them on interstate IO and fired from his mov-, ing car. Nine separate shooting incidents were reported, they! said.
All of the dead were men who had been shot in the head while driving along a desolate stretch of interstate IO. the main artery between Los Angeles and Phoenix. Ariz.
Most of the injured also had been driving, officers said, in-1 dicating that the sniper fired out! the passenger’s window while speeding past the victim's car; to h's right.
They said four of the six wounded were shot and the, others were slashed with glass which shattered when bullets; burst their car windows.
Presley and Byrd reconstruct-} pd the 150-mile trail of terror this way:
At about 12:25 a.m., a eau
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Continues Plan To QfCCk Rips 40,000 Federal Jobs ii r j^JQ
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pres- Terral of pay hikes would cut idem Ford asked congress Sat-spending by $700 million this urday to defer for 90 days an year, while the cut in jobs October pay increase for 3.5 would save about $300 million, million federal employes and Ford said he regretted seek-! said he will push ahead with a ing a postponement of the pay plan to cut 40,000 jobs from the increase but added. “I am con-; government payroll. vinced of its necessity
In a message to congress,
SALONGA, Greece 'AP) -He I Greek Premier Constantine Car-amanlis on Saturday blamed Washington, NATO and the former ruling military junta in Athens for aggravating the Cyprus crisis.
He said their attitude had led
Ford said the two moves taken; “Federal employes who I am together would lop about $1 bil-|as^n8 ma^e a sacrifice are lion from the federal budget fori^e foundation of sound, effec-the current fiscal year that'and efficient government began July I. 1 • • • nevertheless, at this critical
The President billed his an- time in the economic health of*to “savage” territorial expan-nouncements as part of the fight our nation, I must call on all sjon by Turkey in Cyprus, against inflation, saying: “The Americans without exception to jt was tbe fjrst time Cara-federal government is taking an make sacrifices in order to hold manjjs bad publicly chided essential first step in holdingldo^n wages and prices.” t Washington for its Cyprus policy.
He added that the American people had “distinguished their position from the policy followed by their government,” but he din not elaborate.
down the federal budget and showing the way of restraint by all Americans.”
Earlier Saturday, Ford ceived specific
recommen-d a t i o n s from two cabinet members for a new policy to provide amnesty in exchange for work for Vietnam era draft dodgers and deserters.
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Soviets Hint Trouble with Soyuz Flight
Railroad cars were scattered about like toys after an express train filled with migrant workers roared off the tracks in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, Saturday. Officials said an estimated 150 were killed and 150 more were injured. The train's engineer and his assistant were arrested on suspicion that neglect had caused the accident. Officials said the train had been traveling some 14 m.p.h. over the speed limit when it jumped the tracks.
Still in Hiding After SLA Threat
The Greek premier warned: “The Turks are mistaken if they believe that they may keep what they tore away by
MOSCOW (UPI) - Soviet; violence and malice without
A White House official said newspapers said Saturday the1 endangering both themselves
the new program probably Soyuz-15 cosmonauts displayed and world peace. would be announced within a exceptional courage and cool- He said friendship between T.l _ . .. iheadednew in their tw<HiayjAthens and Ankara „ad been
Atty. Gen. Saxne, Defense'mission. I! was the broadest', . .. ,, . . . ,
Secretary Schlesinger and top public hint yet that the unexpec- somatically undermined and legal and military advisers pre-1 tedly short flight had run into ^en blown up’ by Turkey,
sented their views in a meeting unforeseen problems. “I am sure the Turkish invad-
that lasted nearly two hours. Missing from the reports was ers shall find themselves pris-
Presidential Press Secretary the usual post-flight phrase to oners of their barbarous enter-J. F. terHorst said the discus- the effect that cosmonauts Gen- prise,” he said, sion was “far-ranging and ex- nady Sarafanov, 32. and Lev Speaking to 250,000 cheering tensive ’ and Ford “closely Demin. 48, had successfully ful- Greeks at a trade fair in this
MIAMI (AP) — A woman marked for death last April by the Symbionese Liberation Army is still in hiding, even though most known members of the terrorist band were killed three months ago.
The SLA. which abducted newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst in February, released a communique on April 3 branding Robyn Steiner, 21, and two others “enemies of the people.” The SLA said the three were to be shot on sight because they had informed on the group.
Miss Sterner soon left her
Head Israeli Sets Conditions for
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TEL AVIV (AP) - Premier Yitzhak Rabin said Saturday there will be no further Israeli withdrawal from occupied Arab territories “without . . . significant progress toward peace."
He said if Israel were to withdraw from the territories and! set up a Palestinian state it would be “the beginning of the| end of the Jewish state ”
Rabin told an audience of new ; immigrants the position of the; Israeli government is “no with ; drawal” from the 1967 cease-fire lines ‘no establishment” of a Palestinian state — “but a con J frontation from a position of; strength in the quest for peace.” i
He said this could be accomplished either through negotiations with each one of the Arab countries or through a transition in stages.
Rabin said Israel would honor the cease-fire and disen ; gagernent agreements but it could not ignore “voices from the northeast” the direction| of Syria urging that part of; the accords not tx* extended} when they expire
De f ense Minister Shimon Peres recently voiced doubt that Syria in November would want to renew the mandate of I oiled j Nations buffer troops and pre dieted Syria would start a new war in 1975, dragging Arab countries into a new conf! out a , lion with Israel
Miami home and went into hiding.
“She still hasn t returned to her family,” said Philip Carlton, attorney and spokesman for the Steiner family. “There are at least two SLA members who haven't been apprehended.”
SLA leader Donald “Cinque” de Freeze and five other members of the revolutionary group were killed May 17 during a gun battle at their ix>s Angeles hideout.
Still at large are SIA members Emily and William Harris, and Miss Hearst. who said in tape recordings she had joined the group.
Russell little, 24, and Joseph Remiro, 27, who were identified rn tape recordings as SLA soldiers, are in jail charged in the slaying of Oakland, Calif, School Supt. Marcus Foster last November.
Miss Steiner dated Little in 1971 when both were students
at the University of Florida in Gainesville. They left school in December 1971 and moved to Oakland, where Little taught electronics and Miss Steiner worked at a supermarket.
The slender, dark-haired woman was working at the store when Little was arrested and charged in the Foster slaying. She returned to Miami and began classes at Miami-Dade Community college last December.
Three months later, the SLA reelased its “death warrant.” Little and Remiro asked from their jail cells that the order bt' rescinded.
Carlton, who quoted Miss Steiner as denying ever informing on the SIA said there was another reason why his client hasn't returned.
“Lawyers for those two guys wore in Miami looking for Robyn
recently,” he said. “We think they want to subpoena her to testify at the trial and she doesn't w ant to get involved with that.”
So Miss Steiner remains in hiding — unsure when, if ever, she can return to her family.
“She may come back in September, or she may never come back,” said Carlton. “We just don't know'. ’
; questioned” the proposals.
Congress has 30 days in which to disapprove Ford’s plan to postpone automatic Oct, I pay hikes for 2.4 million civilian workers and 2.1 million military personnel. In the absence of a vote to disapprove, the higher wage rates would go into effect i Jan. I.
filled their assigned tasks.
Western space experts said all signs indicated the Soyuz-15 was damaged making repeated attempts to dock with the orbiting Salyut-3 space station. They said this caused Wednesday night s unprecedented nighttime emergency landing.
Newspaper reports of a meet-! The increases, to be paid ring with the cosmonauts on under an automatic formula for their return Friday to the cos-
northern city, Caramanlis said Greece was “painfully disappointed that NATO proved incapable of stopping the barbarous Turkish invasion and the danger of conflict between two of its members.”
He said this failure had forced his government to withdraw from the military wing of the alliance, bot he vowed that Greece “would not break its political and spiritual ties with Europe, to which it belongs.”
The annual Gazette football schedule section is part of today’s sports section. Included are high school and college schedules; prospects for Eastern Iowa prep leagues and college and uni varsity hopes.
making federal salary levels monaut training center near! comparable with those in pre .f , , .? . . .
vale employment, arc expected Mosco," tht-v had a,»wn Western diplomats said in
to average about 5 S percent. S’1*00*1 C0UraRe ,n ,hclr Athens that the Greek govern-
Ford also announced he is ac- ment had informed NATO coun-i
cepting a plan by former Pres- “Those speaking at the (wel-ident Nixon to reduce the feder- comel meeting pointed out that a1 civilian payroll by 40.000 jobs ^e crew worked accurately and below the total budgeted for the hanp°niously and displayed ex-current fiscal year ceptional craftsmanship and
“Wherever possible,” he told; coura8e- Pravda said. congress, “these reductions will The trade union newspaper tx* accomplished through nor- Trud said although space flights
are becoming more and more routine, each nevertheless demands great courage and decisiveness.
The President estimated
Tom Sawyer, Take Note
C.R. Youth Takes Off for Hawaii on Hooky Jaunt
By Rill Lavalette
A discontented 14-year-old Cedar Rapids boy played hooky from school last week in a fashion that might have taught a few lessons to Tom Sawyer.
Dreading a return to a school and a class he did not like, Jimmy—not the real name of tho ninth grader used all the cunning and daring he could muster to run away from home.
When a tired Jiminy decid-(*d to end the charade, he was in the lobby of an expensive hotel in downtown Honolulu, Hawaii, and lie had spent a bundh' of money.
His odyssey came lo a halt less than 24 hours after he quietly left the kitchen of his comfortable home last Mon day, ostensibly to attend the first day of classes.
At week's end, Jimmy's parents agreed to tell their
story in person. Jimmy, however. would discuss the matter with a reporter only if the conversation were by telephone.
What follows is an attempt to reconstruct a week one family will never forget. It in no way condones the action of children who run away.
Jimmy’s mother recalls seeing his wallet in his back pants pocket that morning. She smiled, thinking her lectures about the need to carry a wallet were finally doing some good.
The mother suggested that the boy ride to school with his father. His answer was a indite refusal. His mother thought nothing of it.
He left a few minutes after his father. As he walked away, the mother called to him that he did not need the
jacket he was carrying because the weather was warm
He merely replied, “That's
In the boy’s hand as he departed was a plastic trash hag. Again the mother thought nothing unusual since her son occasionally carried his books in a plastic bag.
What she didn't know was
that her son had a canvass carry-on travel hag stuffed with clothes inside the plastic trash container.
She also didn't know he was about to use her credit card to purchase an airline ticket to Hawaii and, disappointed with his class schedule, was on his way to the airport.
On the Thursday of the week before the semester began, Jimmy went to register for classes. He complained again to school officials about having to take a required physical education class.
The answer he got was the
same as he was given many times before. The officials were trying, but they were busy and had many other problems to work out. They asked for more time.
Responding to that. Jimmy call d the United airlines res-c r v a t i o n office in Chicago. gave his father’s name and said he wanted to make a reservation for his son.
Over the weekend Jimmy was unusually quiet, his mother recalls. Last Sunday, Jimmy and his parents visited the Herbert Hoover Presidential library at West Branch for the first time.
Jimmy enjoyed the trip. according to his mother.
The family fits into a loose stereotype, but any strict characterization is incomplete, as it would bt4 with moist families.
The father is a successful business man. He attempts to
make up for absences caused by business trips by sitting down with his four children and reviewing their school work and activities.
Jimmy, the youngest of the four. Is the best student, according to his father. He has lived in Cedar Rapids almost all his life.
He had been to Hawaii in 1971 on a family vacation. He liked it.
The boy had never run away from home before. However, earlier in the summer he traveled to New York by himself to visit relatives.
Hut this trip, he hoped he would he stopped by someone who guessed that he was running away. He was sure his parents would soon guess his destination and intercept him.
The parents did eventually guess he was going to Hawaii, but it wasn’t until he got iii
touch with them Tuesday morning that they were sure.
Jimmy picked up the $580 round trip ticket at a travel agency in Cedar Rapids on his way to the airport Monday. He obtained it with the charge card issued to his mother.
Later, his stunned father would question the action of the travel agency. “It is just inconceivable to me that these people would check (which the travel agency did) to see if the card was valid and then not check to see if this boy had the authority to use the card,” he said.
The father said Jimmy, who weighs 95 pounds, is young looking for his age. There is no chance, says the father, that a person would think the boy older than his actual age.
Jimmy took the flight to Chicago and switched to a plane to the island.
He thought someone might
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try ambassadors it was asserting full sovereignty over its lands and seas. The move was seen as evidence that Greece was serious about its statement Aug. 14 that it would withdraw militarily from NATO and was not just making threats to put pressure on Turkey.
Caramanlis was repeatedly interrupted by the excited crowd, which waved anti-American aanners and chanted slogans
luting at the U. S. and the old military junta.
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