Cedar Rapids Gazette, January 13, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

January 13, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 13, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa IT'S TAX TIME AGABN mid Ou-ls of 1040 Form. (In Section A) TV Social Tonight. Kicks Off (In Section 6) Section A Weather-- Warmer! High today, 20. Low tonight, -5. A chance of light snow Monday with highs in upper 20s. CITY FINAL 35 CENTS CKDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 1074 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Oil Profits WASHINGTON (AP) Congress will act early this year on legislation to limit ex- cess profits generated by soar- ing petroleum product prices, House Majority Leader Thomas O'Neill (D-Mass.) says. O'Neill said in a statement Saturday there may also be legislation lowering the 22 per- cent depletion allowance oil companies now may take on the value of their production. Meanwhile, Sen. Walter Mon- dale (D-Minn.) announced plans Saturday to seek creation of a select senate panel similar to .the senate Watergate commit- tee to seek answers to "a host of strange and still unanswered questions" about (he energy crisis. "Biggest Worry" "Congressmen all over the U. S. are hearing from their constituents that the energy crisis is their biggest worry O'Neill said. "Action will come on several.fronts early in the session, and the house leadership stands ready to pro- gram the legislation for the floor as soon as the bills are ready." Congress adjourned Dec. 22 until Jan. 21 without completing action, on an overall emergency energy bill that would grant the President extensive regula- tory powers, including standby authority to impose gasoline ra- tioning. The administration has said it will try to avoid rationing, but would impose it as a last step if other measures failed to bring consumption in line with supply. Earlier Deadlock House and senate conferees deadlocked over provisions of the bill, especially a house-ap- proved provision to limit wind- fall profits of oil companies. O'Neill said he expects early resolution of the differences. Jaworski; Would Give Jury Nixon Evidence WASHINGTON (UPI) cial Watergate Prosecutor Leon Jaworski said Saturday he will present any incriminating evi- dence about President Nixon to the grand jury without waiting for a final ruling on whether it is possible to indict an incum- bent President. Taking a much more aggres- sive public stance than his pre- decessor Archibald Cox whom Nixon fired in October Jaworski told reporters at his first formal news briefing: "If I came across something involving the President, I would feel an obligation to present it to the grand jury." Indictment? Jaworski was asked if he would permit an indictment to be handed down against the President and' then let the courts decide whether there was legal grounds for doing so. "Yes, it's he said, adding that the same ap- plied to the possibility of nam- ing Nixon as an u'nindicted co- conspirator. "I'm under no personal re- straints of any he said. "I can arrive at my own judg- ment." Ervin Might Settle For Dean Tapes CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Senator Sam Ervin said Satur- day if the White House would give the senate Watergate com- mittee five tapes of conversa- lions involving John Dean, the committee might bring its in- vestigation "to a speedy end." In a further indication that rvin is willing to compromise with the White1 House on his committee's subpoena of hun- dreds of other tapes and docu- ments, the North Carolina Dem- ocrat expressed again his de- sire for the five conversations involving Dean, the former While House counsel. If we found they The White House declined to comment on Jaworski's state- ment. An aide said the White House already had explained ir court briefs ils position that the President cannot be indictee until he is impeached and con- victed by the senate. Jaworski also said: Although the White House so far has turned over every tape and document it has found that Jaworski requested, "Nothing was handed me on a silver plat- ter They haven't volun- n 1JL VVC luUUU lllUjr One possible solution being tapes) hadn't been doctored, IQPllCCorl Kir L-nif discussed by key members dur- ing the recess would eliminate the profit-limiting provisions of the hearings to a speedy the energy bill and attack the problem through separate legis- lation. The there were no gaps in them, I'd be inclined to say that we bring Ervin said in an interview with WBTV-TV. The interview was laped in the little community of Troutman, where Ervin appear- ed at Ihe dedication of a furni- ture plant. "According lo the testimony cf John Dean, these five tapes will reveal whether or not John Dean testified truthfully before the committee when he testified that these conversa- tions indicated that President Nixon had knowledge of the Watergate Ervin said Monday. The Watergate committee is leered anything." He will not give lo the house judiciary committee's impeach- ment investigation While House malerial thai he receives, anc cautioned the senate Watergate committee against release ol any report thai mighl jeopard- ize the prosecution. Although he did not offer a "deal" to John Ehrlichman, Nix oil's former No. 2 aide, last Thursday there was some pre- liminary plea bargaining with Ehrlichman's attorney. He has made no changes in the staff of 78, including 37 law yers, he inherited from Cox, am he is sticking by his Dec. 31 statement that indictments may be forthcoming in January or February. "Any report that I am being held hostage by the slaff is absolute Jaworsk said. "At my age and place in life, it is somewhat foolish to suggest that I would even per- mit myself to be put in that position." Jaworski, 68, of Houston, past president of the American Col- lege of Trial Jjawyers and the American Bar Assn., sat at a conference table for separate half-hour briefings with several jroups of reporters. Includes President "Fortunately Mr. (Robert) Bork (former acting attorney general who hired Jaworski) spelled out very clearly our right to investigate the Pres- ident 'and we're not holding on anything and we don't intend Jaworski said. Atty. Gen. William Saxbe said Friday in his first news confer- ence that he does not believe a President can be indicted, even for a felony. Saxbe also said he (Continued Page 3, Col. 4) depletion allowance, which permits the charging off against profits of a proportion of (he value of oil and other miner- als extracted from the ground, has long been a prime target of those, in and out of congress, who seek to close what they term loopholes in the present revenue code. "Confused, Angry" Mondale said Ihe public was "confused and angry" abouti how fuel shortages could have uuc oul developed so quickly, and and lhcrc havc whether the cnsis is real or con-jbcen reporls (hat the While Tr House would oppose any at- He said lie would introduccjicmpt to win senate approval legislation when congress a continuation of the corn- turns Jan. 21 to establish almillce. senate select committee on en-1 ergy shortages, with the same authority as Ihe Watergate panel, "not to assign blame but rather to gel all the facts and then lo propose legislation de- signed (o provide the American, consuming public will, Ihe pro-l (AP) Ihe lection it deserves." Observer reporls thai due lo go out of existence Disperse! l Telepholo A helmeted West German policeman aims a vigorous kick at a demonstrator during violent clashes Saturday between police and protesters along the Zeil, Frankfurt's main shopping street. The demon- stration, called by the Confederation of Iran Student s, was held to protest the policies of the Shah of Iran. Authorities used truncheons and water cannons to disperse the demonstrators. Soviets, New Left Still Worry FBI WASHINGTON (AP) Soviet .released two more internal isitors, black extremists and memos elaborating on the ratio- he New Left movement present a continuing and perhaps grow- ng threat to the nation's inter- nal security, the FBI says in a new report. The agency 'also disclosed that t has purged its files of millions if obsolete fingerprint records, ncluding those of some 9000 in- lividuals arrested during the 971 May Day demonstration in Vashington. Counterintelligence In a separate action, Ihe FBI nale for Counterintelligence pro- grams against the New Left, ended in 1971 by the late FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover three years after he had initiated them. A May, 1968, memo from C.D. Brennan, then an assistant FBI director says: "Our nation is undergoing an era of disruption and violence caused to a large extent by various individuals generally connected with the New Left. Some of these activists urge revolution in America and call for the defeat of the United States in Vietnam Echoing Brennan's language, Hoover then messaged field of- fices to launch operations "to expose, disrupt and otherwise neutralize" the New Left move- ment. Targets In the Counterintelligence pro- grams, the targets, in addition lo the New Left, included "white hale the Social- ist Workers party, the Commu- nist party USA, and black ex- Linn Jail Outwardly Deceivin Impeachment Foes Hold House Edge Mondale said: "There arc a host of strange and still unans- wered questions iiboul our pre- sent energy predicament thai (Continued Page Col. ;i) i Today's Chuckle Money can't buy love. Hut il can put you in a very pleasant hnrguining position. Coiiyriolil I a poll of 377 members of the house on impeachment of Pres- ident Nixon shows 37 percent saying no or leaning toward no, 21 percent yes or leaning toward yes and 42 percent undecided. The breakdown showed Ml, including 93 Republicans and -lit Democrats, in the no column: VII. including 5 Republicans and 7.1 Democrats in the yes column, mid including (il Hcpubli- cnns, fifl Democrats, mid one in- dependent, undecided. Note: This is Ihe first in a series of stories examining conditions at (he Linn county jail, operations of the jail and sheriff's of- fice; handling of prisoners; and alternate methods of in- carceration.) By Dale Kiictcr A tour of the Linn county jail will quickly aller anyone's desire to mix it up with the law. If everyone could make a personal inspection of tlic local lockup, il mighl he the most significanl deterrent to crime in the'county. No jail is a delightful resi- dence, and there certainly is no island charm evident at Ihe 50-year-old Linn county jail. These arc my conclusions after a day in Ihe place. The l.inn county jail's ordi- nary exterior appearance' is deceiving. Inside, there arc dirty cement Moors, filthy stools and wash basin areas. There are smelly mat- tresses and pillows. There arc dirly and paint-peeling shower skills. ,There arc inadequate quarters for intoxicated per- sons or (hose mentally ill. There arc maggots around llic hase of stools where water is seeping. There arc riisled THE LINK CO. JAIL slandably, forks and knives are not part of the table set- ling. A paper napkin would be tremisls. Brennan wrote in April, 1971, that the programs "involve a variety of sensitive intelligence techniques and disruptive activ- Brennan called the programs a success but said "it is fell they should now be discontinuec for securily reasons because o! (Continued Page 3, Col. 8) The lunch menu on the day a'm- Historic Cold Giving Way to Warming Trend The South Sea breezes began moving into Eastern Iowa Satur day night, warming the tundra to a balmy four degrees bclov zero by 10 p.m. It had been an uphill battle al day, after a record 28 below hac been recorded al the Cedar Rapids airport between 7 and 8 pipes and dilapidated plumb- ing. There is a place where bricks can he easily pulled oul of a wall, and prisoners claim they could escape in shorl order i[ they wauled !o. There are roaches. Prison- ers who sleep in Ihe basement say there are rats. Others who do not sleep in the basement, also say there arc rats. And in the summer, accord- ing lo prisoners, there is op- pressive heat and Ihe odor of Mies and bugs which swarm through sci'cenlcss windows into electric insect extermi- nators. There are no proponents of Ihe Linn county jail. It is a downright depressing place. Even Sheriff Walter Grant, w h o the Linn county jail is "one of the bet- ter in the admits, "It is not llic most desirable place." You don't expect someone incarcerated al llic l.inn county jail to give il a rave review, hut il would be dif- ficult for anyone lo find very much positive aboul the jail. However, (here is one posi- tive the food, even though eating with a spoon can dull your appetite. Undcr- we visited: Fried polaloes (big two boiled eggs, green beans, two slices of bread and a bowl of peaches. There are some complaints aboul the food, but nol many. One prisoner in an upstairs cell block defended the food "when you consider they feed on a mass basis." Savoring lunch is somewhat mitigated when a prisoner claims that worms have been found in Ihe fruit, "and one lime a small snake came in with Ihe bananas." The jail's dietitian said Hie worms and snake claims just arc not true. She said there are complaints about the food, but she doesn't worry about it because "I'm convinced in my mind they are properly fed. The sheriff has been insistent on three good meals n day." Running a jail is no easy job. One even wonders who would want lo be sheriff. 1 Since il is an elective job, and a political one al that (Grant is a those seeking lo he sheriff havc lo spend (Continued on Page 8A, Col. I.) At 7 a.m. Saturday il was a minus 26, and an hour later il was a minus 23. In between, the new record was sel foui degrees colder than the pre- vious record low established! Jan. 12, 1912. The good news is thai the high today is supposed to reach 20, and after flipping below zero iscussing View Gazette Leased Wires JERUSALEM Secretary of state Kissinger, hoping to quick- y lay the foundation for agree- ment on disengagement of the sraeli and Egyptian armies, met for three hours Saturday light with Israeli leaders. A U.S. official said Kissinger's neetings with President Anwar iadat of Egypt on Friday and Saturday had given the Ameri- :an secretary of state fresh i o p e s of "crystalizing" an Egyptian-Israeli pact on disen- gagement of forces, perhaps vithin a week. Kissinger, Foreign Minister Abba Eban and other Israeli ifficials met over dinner Satur- day night. Kissinger said pro- jress was made. He did not elaborate. Working Committee The Israelis and the Ameri- cans set up a working commit- tee of senior officials to continue technical discussions .through the night. retired'af- ter the long day of diplomacy in Cairo and Jerusalem. He described his dinner talks with Israeli officials as "very full discussions, and I believe very useful discussions in which considerable progress was made." Attending the working dinner were Eban, Defense Minister Moshe Dayan and Deputy Pre- mier Yigal Allon. Earlier, Kis- singer paid a courtesy call on Dremier Golda Meir, who had to miss the talks because of a case of shingles, an illness which causes blisters. The Israeli cabinet was to meet Sunday morning to hear reports on the talks. Kissinger told newsmen he would have breakfast Sunday morning with Allon and that ater the two sides would "re- view where we stand." He said the .Israeli govern- ment is "in the process of clar- 'fying its positions" and that he .vould see Mrs. Meir, Eban and Dayan again on Sunday. Back to Egypt An American official said Kis- singer expects to return to Sa- dat in Aswan on Sunday with Ihe results of his Israeli talks. He rejected any suggestion that Kissinger was applying prcs- ;ure to the Israelis. The official, who declined lo be identified, said Kissinger's shuttle diplomacy bejtwcen (Continued Page 3, Col 2) again tonight, become meltcr in the high 20s Monday. The extended forecast calls for more moderation with highs near 40 by Thursday. Following is an hourly rundown on Satur- day's bitter cold: 1 a in. 2 a.m. 3 a.m. 4 a.m. 5 a.m. a.m. 7 a.m. ifi a.m. jil a.m. II) a.m. 11 a.m. 1 p.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m. 4 p.m. ,r> p.m. fi p.m. 7 p.m. II p.m. .-H .-Hi .-11) .-20 .-'20 -25 .-23 -24 .-17 ..-II .-S ..-fij .-I! -fi ..-I -4 Today's Index SECTION A l.alo Mows Clly Hall Notes Deaths Editorials Accent on Youth Report Card SECTION B Iowa News You and Frank Nye'i Political Notel Television Tablfl Marlon Food.................... Qulldlng Movies Record Reviews Farm SECTION C Social Around the Town......... Now Books Travel SECTION D Sports ___ Outdoor Financial New Ywk Slocks Want Am Crossword II ..IMS ..li-17 U ..ii-it Parana Manailna Comics 1-1 I M? It IJ-ll 71 Ml M ;