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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 26, 1970, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather a fair through sunday lows tonight in 30s, Chance of Frost. Highs sunday 50s to 60s. By City final to cents volume 88 number 260 Cedar rapids Iowa saturday september 26. 1970 associated press up new York time thousands routed charge Jordan violates truce by associated press minister. Toukan is a former King Hussein of Jordan Satur Deputy a Quot me minister j from Cairo president Jaafar Day formed a new government Al Numajiri of Sudan who led an to work for reconstruction Arab peace Mission to Amman of his strife ravaged country As and got the cease fire Friday Arab leaders accused him and accused Hussein of personal re his army of violating the for the bloodshed. A coming on the heels of pres ident Nasser a harsh Cable to Ahmed Toukan a palestinian Hussein earlier saturday accuse who was chief of Hussein a i ing him of trying to liquidate Royal court was named prime the palestinian guerillas no Mairit a statement appeared to say rest of hostages to be set free bulletin Amman Jordan apr the popular front for the liberation of Palestine said the remaining Hijack hostages in their hands will be released a within the next 24 hours without any Nicosia a a Middle East airlines plane arrived in Cyprus saturday from Amman carrying 15 of 16 foreign hostages freed by jordanian soldiers from palestinian guerillas. They had been questioned by jordanian intelligence agents demand the Kings Scalp in the Arab worlds bitter struggle. Flies to Cairo a we tried to implement the cease fire a Numajiri told a news conference a but we failed because one of the parties violated the he left no doubt that in his View the violations came exclusively from the jordanian Side. Jordan said the violations were the work of diehard guerillas. In a hot reply to Cairo Hussein accused Numajiri of a falsifying the facts and told the Arab leaders the a grave charges against me and my army could Only a Widen the Gulf Between he urged the Arab leaders to a prevent the situation from plunging to a new abyss in the conspiracy against guerilla Leader Yasir Arafat flew to Cairo with Numajiri Fri. Aday night to represent the part their three week ordeal j ies Tinian viewpoint at a continue since three Western airliners eng meeting of Arab leaders. Fires winds whip up California inferno by James Phillips los Angeles a fires fanned by a Devil winds blazed through tinder dry Brush and Grassland in Southern California saturday leaving expensive Homes in ashes and forcing thousands of residents to flee. The winds hot and dry Seaward blasts from the desert whipped the dozens of fires into photo on picture Page nth m a a up photo War victims a Panama Clad jordanian carrying a mattress and blankets is a pathetic lonely figure As he struggles along amid the rubble of a Street in War torn Amman. Were hijacked Early in september and flown to Jordan. They were found by jordanian soldiers in a refugee Camp near Amman Friday. The hostages were to Transfer to a British Royal air Force plane leaving immediately for Europe. Jordanian soldiers continued to search for the 38 americans still held by the popular front for the liberation of Palestine. All the hostages except the americans have now been freed. 80 percent destroyed fifteen of the hostages a eight britons five Swiss and two germans a were found huddled in a House in the Wah Dat refugee Camp near Amman. The Camp had been heavily shelled during the civil War and guerillas said it was 80 percent destroyed. The 16th Man a Swiss was found later but radio Amman did not say where. The americans who the palestinians say Are considered israelis because of the u. S. Government ties with Israel were not in the Camp. As the Price of their Freedom the popular front is demanding free a o in for an undetermined number of arabs held in israeli jails the return of the americans is a one of our most serious concerns a Robert Mccloskey state department press officer said Friday in Washington. A new Jersey rabbi disclosed Friday that he had received word from his 17-year-old son who is among the 38 still in guerilla hands. A feeling Fine David rash wrote his parents rabbi and mrs. Menschen rash of Trenton a dear mom and dad feeling Numajiri said the egyptian embassy in Amman which serves As Headquarters for his delegation was fiercely shelled by jordanian artillery while the group sheltered there. A was we left for the Airport our armoured car was also shelled a Numajiri said. A Hussein is personally responsible for All that has echoes charge Numajiri echoed Nasser a charge declaring a we Are convinced there is a plot by the jordanian authorities to liquidate the Palestine liberation although Toukan a civilian Heads the 13-Man Cabinet key defense Interior and information posts Are held by military men. Six military officers Are held Over from the military government of prime minister Mohammed Daoud who resigned in mysterious circumstances in Cairo this week and sought political Asylum in Libya. Hussein accepted the resignation of Daoudi a Cabinet Friday. Wont meet demands it appeared the new regime would not meet guerilla demands that the military government be abolished. It was creation of a military regime that provoked the civil War. Hussein declared his forces had observed the cease fire a despite endless provocations and urged the guerillas a to slam the door shut forever on dissension and the jordanian army has been standing still around Ramatha and Irbid 50 Miles North of Amman for three Days the King said. The situation in Amman was Calm he added a except for scattered incidents continued Page 2, col. 7. A a a Dean e. Arnold killed in crash of Auto train Cedar rapids news Dean Edward Arnold 25, of 1034 sixth Street new was fatally injured Early saturday when his car was struck broadside by a Burlington Northern freight train six Miles South of Keokuk near Alexandria to. Authorities said Arnold a car was demolished in the 3 . Accident at the tracks intersection with Highway 61. Arnold was pinned in the car for some time after the crash. He was dead on arrival at the St. Joseph Hospital in Keokuk. Investigating officers were on the scene investigating that crash when another Accident happened. Police said a car driven by Doris Bennett of Casper wyo., slammed into the Side of a freight car. She was taken to continued Page 2, col. 8. By decides hell skip rally role who is on trial with three of his hippie style clan members in the slaying of actress Sharon Tate and six others. The flames damaged several of the abandoned movie set buildings where some of Man songs a a family members still live. Flames destroyed several outdoor sets at the 20th Century Fox movie ranch in Malibu Canyon. A ranch guard said the de a t r u c t i o n included sets for a Utora tora tora a a $21-million epic which premiered this week. The fires were fanned by the dreaded Santa Ana a Devil winds a which sweep through Mountain passes from the to continued Page 2, col. 2. . Trying warning on cuban base Fine. Hope to be Home soon. Be Well. Love i. # f mrs. Rash and David a three i it i i pin to lot Brothers and Sisters were with uni uan him when hijacked but they were released last week with most of the other hostages. Ransom for the non americans had been set at seven Arab prisoners a three in Zurich three in Munich and one in London. But those governments agreed to meet the demand Only if All the hostages were freed. Hickel slap at Spiro indicated Washington a in a remark that appeared to put him at Odds again with Vic president Agnew Interior Secretary Hickel says the a rhetoric of polarization is a negative Force like rioting and violence that is dividing the country. Hickel himself wrote the remarks into a speech Friday to the american Assn. Of student governments. He did not mention Agnew directly in his speech. But in a question and answer period following it he was asked a what is Spiro Agnew doing in terms of keeping the country together a a in la answer that a Hickel said. A a he a out raising Money for the Republican when the audience rocked with laughter Over the remark Hickel added a a there a nothing wrong with Paris apr vice president by has decided not to address a win the War rally in Washington it was Learned saturday. The South vietnamese Leader revealed his decision during the taping of a television program. His decision removes a potential Point of irritation Between Saigon and the Nixon administration. . Officials had been lobbying quietly to persuade by to change his mind. Yet informed sources said the decisive move in the backstage discussion came from South Vietnam a ambassador to Washington Bui diem. Blessing lacking diem flew into Paris Friday to talk to by the sources said and Tell him the demonstration in Washington next saturday did not have the Benediction of president Nixon. The rally called the March for Victory is sponsored by a right Wing preacher the Rev. Carl Mcintire. It was Felt in the . That Kyd a appearance would not be desirable in the present climate. Informants discounted reports of . Arm twisting to change Kyd a mind. They insisted the subject had not been brought up during his talks Herr with David Bruce chief of the american peace talks delegation and that it was not on the Agenda of saturdays meeting of by and White House adviser Henry Kissinger. Saigon advice it is understood by has decided not to go to the . At this time. In Saigon South Vietnam a foreign minister Tran Van Lam said Friday that he had discussed Kyd a visit with Secretary of state Rogers and other american and South vietnamese officials during a visit to the . And had advised by not to speak at the rally. A you must be on the spot to really know the meaning of the rally and its consequences a Lam said. A we must be very careful not to get involved in the Domestic problems of a Friendly country. We recommended that vice president by visit Washington on some other some . Political leaders have expressed fears that an appearance by by would stir reaction from anti War factions in the . Youth 19, is killed in crash special to the Gazette Vinton Donald w. Bervid 119, of Rural Center Point was killed about 3 50 . Friday in a one car crash on Highway 101 at the Cedar River Bridge near Vinton. According to the Highway patrol Bervid was driving South when he apparently lost control of his Auto on the wet pavement veered off the Road and struck a Bridge abutment. He was alone in the car which was demolished. Services for Bervid Are pending at the Murdoch funeral Home in Center Point. Mrs. Averell Harriman Dies Washington up mrs. Marie Harriman wife of elder statesman w. Averell Harriman died saturday. She was formerly married to Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney. Newton retrial set for Jan. 11 Oakland Calif. A Black Panther co founder Huey Newton whose voluntary manslaughter conviction in the slaying of Oakland policeman was reversed is scheduled for a new trial Jan. La. The Date was set Friday by judge Harold Hove. The state court of Appeal found earlier that the first trial jury had been instructed improperly. Fast moving infernos after they broke out Friday. Firemen said it May take Days to control them. More than 86,000 acres were blackened an estimated 140 Homes destroyed and As Many As 400 Homes and businesses damaged. Actor Dale Robertson a Home was destroyed and gov. Ronald Reagan a ranch and the Spahn movie ranch were damaged. Canyon Blaze there were numerous reports Washington a by of Burns and other injuries to firemen and residents but no Early and Ster Quot warning the deaths were reported. Nixon administration is trying the most destructive Blaze to discourage Moscow from spread in the Malibu Canyon a building a major soviet naval fashionable Scenic area on t16 base in Cuba coast about 30 Miles Northwest of downtown los Angeles. It linked on one front with a fire in the Western san Fernando Valley a largely residential area about 25 Miles Northwest. In Fillmore 60 Miles Northeast of los Angeles winds spread a fire which started in a Citrus packing House nearly destroying a City Block. An aut o m o b i i e Agency hardware store Auto parts shop antique store and electrical Supply shop were All but destroyed. The Valley and Malibu fires merged after about 16 hours and after the Malibu Blaze had reached the Pacific oceans Edge. A third fire around Agua Dulce Northeast of the Valley burned toward the starting Point of the Valley Blaze. Worst since 1961 it was the worst series of fires in California officials said since nov. 6, 1961, when 484 houses in the exclusive Bel air and Brentwood sections of los Angeles were destroyed. The three fires Friday marked out a 40-mile-Long cres cent of devastation which key zones in Cambodia Laos wrested from reds the Pentagon disclosed evidence Friday of what it said appears to be a submarine support base under construction in the Harbor at Cienfuegos possibly for use by missile firing Polaris Type subs now positioned in the Atlantic. Secretary of defense Laird said that a while we have seen activity along this line As far As Cuba is concerned it is a Little Early to determine the extent of russian naval involvement there. A utmost seriousness White House officials quickly responded by saying this country a would View the establishment of a strategic base in the Caribbean with utmost however no diplomatic representations have been made to Moscow. Officials immediately Drew a parallel with the 1962 cuban missile crisis when president Kennedy said peace in the Caribbean could be preserved if soviet offensive weapons were removed from the area and kept out in the future. _ a this continues to be u. S. Poli ranged from half a mile to five by said a White House official Miles wide. Who declined to be quoted by the cause of the blazes was name. Unknown. But it is obvious the Magni firefighters battled through tude of the new development is Saigon apr government troops in Cambodia and Laos have captured key areas from communist led forces with sup port from american planes officers said saturday. In Cambodia a Large Force carrying out the first major j government offensive of the cambodian War seized the Vil Lage of Taing Kauk driving out an enemy Force that had blocked its Progress for two weeks. In Laos government forces seized a Hill position called Xieng Dat overlooking the provincial capital of Atto Peu. Both Battle Sites Are on North vietnamese River and land infiltration corridors that have been under daily u. S. Bombing aimed at curbing the flow of enemy troops and War material South into Cambodia and South Vietnam. Not the same As eight years ago when Russia placed offensive missiles on the Island 90 Miles from the u. S. Mainland. Clear balance misuse of Iowa facilities found set by Nixon Washington a president Nixon ordered $5 million emergency Relief for Jordan a civilian casualties saturday. A a women children Many others Are innocent casualties of this struggle As is always the Case in a civil War a he said j t it a we think action must be taken w. I today s chuckle assigned the new under a big disappointment in life i Secretary of state John n. Is the discovery that the Man Irwin to take charge of the u. Who writes the finance com s. Relief Effort which also will Pany ads Isnit the one who include encouraging voluntary makes the Loans. Copyright agencies and International Orga it in nations to provide Relief. By Chuck Noland associated press writer Des Moines a special audit released Friday disclosed that Frank Johnson former state car dispatcher used state facilities for his own Benefit. State auditor Lloyd Smith in the report released by gov. Robert rays office said Johnson used state telephones for personal Calls drove state cars on personal trips and appropriated state property for personal use. The report on the audit which caused Johnson to resign also disclosed the former dispatcher tried to make at least one unauthorized Purchase charged personal expenses to the state and Cost the state Money in in Terest by delaying deposits from state car auctions and taking new cars before the scheduled delivery dates. 18 months Johnson was appointed dispatcher by Ray in february 1969, and the audit covers the 18 months he held office through july. Johnson resigned in Early August after Smith said the audit had uncovered irregularities in the car dispatchers accounts. Ray named Frank Crabb a former Republican state representative from Denison who lost a bid for nomination to the state Senate in last june a primary election to replace Johnson in the $10,000-a-year Job traditionally a patronage appointment. Phone Calls Smiths report estimated Johnson had used state telephones for $422.33 Worth of no official Calls. It said he had reimbursed the state for some but still owed for $405.53 Worth. The report said there were 50,629 unaccounted for Miles on eight state cars including 7,010 for 21 trips to Glenwood where Johnson lived until he was appointed to the Job. Since the state estimates it costs 8 cents a mile to operate its cars the report said the unaccounted for Miles were Worth $4,050.32. Mileage the report also said a state car was driven to Glenwood last May 5, and Johnson submitted a Bill for mileage on his personal car for a trip to Glenwood May 6. The report said two Bills both signed by Johnson totalling $69.70 for repairs to private cars were intercepted and payment refused during the audit. It said a verbal order for $1,764 Worth of grease was Given july 2. Although the state had never purchased bulk grease continued Page 2. Col 2. The night aided by a drop in temperature which reached near too Friday afternoon and a lessening of the winds which gusted to 82 Miles an hour Friday., thousands of residents who at that time the soviets had fled the flames in the three no Polaris Type submarines and areas and in scores of other the u. S. Held a Clear military fire ravaged regions throughout balance. Southern California spent the today with 13 nuclear pow night in evacuation centers severed submarines armed with up by the red Cross and other 16 missiles each and 15 More groups under construction the soviets other fires can strike deep inside the u. S. R without the need for land based thousands of others a missiles i Cuba. Homes were spared were with a Wou a enable out electricity and Telephone t0 keep More submarines service. On Tjon for longer periods of other major is f, time without the need for re Ventura about Mies up turning to Home ports for ser coast from los Angeles in c Vic no and resupply u. S. Poland about 70 rules was Laris subs use bases at holy Here and near san Diego Alongi Loch Scotland Rota Spain the mexican Border w and Guam for this purpose health ranch was threatened Russia has no military bases briefly. In the Western hemisphere. The Malibu fire burned onto a part of Reagan a 54-acre ranch where he raises horses. Reagan spokesmen said he donned work clothes and went to the ranch for nearly two hours in the of Church Ter noon while firemen kept the comics fire about a mile from the ranch courthouse House. He returned to his coastal Pacific Palisades Home near Las deaths Angeles and declared a state of Ditori emergency throughout los an financial Geles county. Manson residence the Valley swept through the television Spahn movie ranch onetime residence of Charles Manson today Index Church. 3 comics. 7 courthouse. 2 crossword. 7 daily record. 2 deaths. 2 editorial features. 6 financial la Marion la movies 8 sports 9, to television 4 want ads 11-15

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