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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 18, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa f Cloudy, colder t Ilirough Saturday. Lows i tonight In 20s. High I Saturday in 30s. VOLUME 92-- CITY FINAL 10 CENTS CEDAR KAI'IDS, IOWA, KKHMY, JANUARY 18, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPJ, NEW YORK TIMES Israel, Egypf Sign Troop Fullback Pad Associated Press 1 The .semi-official Cairo news- Egypt and Israel signed A! Ahram said Israel will tary disengagement documents withdraw "wilhin 40 days." l-'riday, and Secretary of State Concrete Step Kissinger will fly to Damascus .Sunday for talks on a separation of Syrian and Israeli forces, a S. official said. Egyptian President Anwar adat will fly to Damascus also, Eosf Iowa Fog Blanket An unidentified pedestrian, crossing Second avenue at Sixth street SE <at 9 a.m. Friday, stands out in bold contrast to the fog-shrouded background. Eastern Iowa was blanketed Friday morning with a thick layer of fog, which forced cancella- Photo by Duanc Crock tion of several schools. And, with fog obscuring vision, highway travel took on an added hazard. Airlines in Cedar Rapids, how- ever, reported no flight cancellations, although many flights were behind schedule. SAIGON (AP) An Ameri- can woman official drove her car through a crowd oE angry demonstrators outside the U. S. commissary Friday, killing a Vietnamese man and injuring a Vietnamese woman, U. S. em- bassy officials said. Eyewitnesses said the woman tried to drive through a picket line out of the commissary com- pound in suburban Newport. She apparently panicked when the demonstrators stoned her car and jumped on it, they said. American officials said she was Billie Stewart of Takoma Park, Md., wife of William Stewart, an accountant with the U. S. Agency for International Development. South Vietnamese police look her into custody, and an em- bassy official accompanied her as counsel. U. S. authorities said she would probably be granted diplomatic immunity. 150 Customers Sources said the Vietnamese were demonstrating against pay cut. They massed before the main gale of the commis- sary shortly before noon and blocked traffic. About 150 cus- tomers were inside. The sources said the Ameri- can woman first tried to inch her car through the crowd. "The crtwd became angered and started beating on her one source said. "She panicked and ran over a couple of them." The sources said South Viet- namese police fired into the air during the disturbance. Crowd Disperses The demonstrators kept the shoppers penned in Ihe com- pound for three hours while South Vietnamese police and U. Today's Index Comics Courthouse Crossword Daily Record Deaths lOdllorial Features Kami Mnrlon Movies Society Snorls Sliili' Television Wiuil Ads ....18 ....211 ....20 ....III .15-17 8 .22-25 S. embassy troops and officials talked to them. The crowd dispersed peaceful- ly in late afternoon and the American shcppers drove out while armed police and troops stood guard on each side of the road. One of the demonstrators, a Frenchman, Albert Blasius, said Mrs. Stewart and a companion tried earlier lo drive out of the compound but found their way blocked. "After awhile she came out again and got in her car and the gate was opened for her by a Korean and then these two American females tried lo go over Blasius said. "We didn't want them to get out, but they just kept going and ran over the two Vietnamese workers." Other Americans said they had walked through the gate without any trouble but the demonstrators were apparently angered by the car. House Stalls 55 mph Speed By Frank Nyc DES MOIMES The 55 mph speed limit bill, passed by the senate Thursday, ran into a "resentment" roadblock Friday when, the Iowa house voted, 67 to 27, to defer action on it for two weeks. Debate will be resumed at a.m. Feb. 1, well within the March 3 deadline for state legis- latures to comply with the 55 mph limit set by congress or face the loss of federal highway funds. Republican majority leaders had hoped to ram the so- called "blackmail" fuel crisis bill through the legislature during its first week. But Democratic House Leader Dale Cochran (D-Eagle Grove) argued there was no reason for applying such unusually high legislative speed in passing a (Continued: Page 4, Col. 1.) Charge Dean Martin Son On Weapons Possession LOS ANGELES (AP) Dino Martin, 22, son of Actor-singer Dean Martin, was arraigned Friday on a charge of illegal possession of firearms after fed- eral agents reported finding ma- chine guns and a cannon at his home. Young Martin entered no plea and was released on bond. Agents confiscated five ma- chine and guns, .20-mm cannon supply of ammunition at home, according lo a spokesman for Ihe alcohol, to- bacco and firearms bureau of the treasury department. Martin's attorney, Charles Wccdman, lold newsmen: "We going lo try lo sellle Ihis mailer without it being present- ed lo a federal grand jury." A spokesman for Martin said lie kept a private gun collection at his home as a hobby. The added that Martin was in Ihe procws of selling Ihe linnift and many people had IKMMI in and out of it and had SITU Ilir collection in the last I wo weeks, Federal officials said Ihe n ii'lilni' guns included n carbine, a British Sten gun, a Thompson submachine gun and two Bel- gian guns. A bureau spokesman in Wash- ington said an undercover agent purchased a rifle and a North Korean-made semi-automatic weapon from Martin for ?R75 Wednesday. He said agents re- turned lo the house Thursday h a search warrant and cnn- fiscalcd the weapons. Martin, a pro-medical student at I ho University of California at Los Angeles, is married lo Actress Olivia Husscy. He gained fame as an enter- tainer in Ihe mid-l9dOs as a member of the Dino, Dcsi and Billy recording group, in which ho was partnered wilh the son of Actress Lucille Bail and Desi Efforls to reach his falher, who is in Tucson, for the Dean Martin-Tucson Open Golf Tourney, were unsuccessful. Hunting GENEMUIDKN, The Nether- lands (UPI) A wild goose shot by 'farmer Wim Van Her Vnnrl, 72, fell on his head. Van Dor Vnnrl. suffered a ciin- cu.'islon. Papers Obtained Illicitly WASHINGTON (AP) the winding down of th and now secretary of ral Thomas Moorer, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, Fri- day acknowledged receiving some documents obtained illicit- ly from Henry Kissinger's Na- tional Security Council office. Moorer said lie never closed off the irregular channel of in- formation because everything he received was duplicated through normal contacts with the White House. He appeared on NBC's Today Show, making his first personal response to reports that the joint chiefs in 1971 had been spying on the secret diplomatic moves of Kissinger, then Pres- ident Nixon's national security adviser state. Moorer denied any attempt by top military leaders to illicitly channel information to the Pen- tagon. Extra Copy He saitl some While House documents arrived on his desk because Navy Yeoman 1-c Charles Radford, a clerk in the joint chiefs liaison office within the NSC, would type an extra copy of all documents he pre- pared. The extra copy would be delivered to Moorer by Hear Adm. Robert Wclandcr, Rad- ford's boss, Moorer said. Moorer said he was aware of the practice but dismissed it as unimportant since he was 'al- ready familiar with everything Radford passed along. There have been published re- porls that the joint chiefs were angry and frustrated because Kissinger tended to keep to him- self details of new tli with China and Ihe ilomacy Soviet Israeli Hero Protests "Giving Quitting TEL AVIV (AP) Israel's hero of the October war, Major Gen. Ariel Sharon, announced Friday that he was quitting the ny to protest Ihe govern- ment's agreement to withdraw Israeli forces from the Suez Minutes after Egyptian and Israeli generals signed Ihe dis- engagement pact, a spokesman (aid the lank commander was aking Ihe action "because he disagrees wilh Israel's giving in." Sharon led Ihe invasion of Egypt by slipping his forces amiss Ihe Suiv. Canal In dark- ness mi Ihe Illh (lav of Ihe war. Vietnam war and the strateg arms limitation talks. In the light of public.- attentio focused on Radford's activitie subsequently, Moorer said, should have been more alei and followed through." Moorer also said Welande named Radford as the sourc who leaked minutes of an NS meeting quoting Kissinger o the administration "tilt" lowar Pakistan during its war wit India. Radford has denied leakin those minutes to Columnist Jac Anderson. Radford and Anderson ac knowledge friendship and men- bership in the same Mormo church when Radford was Washington. The liaison office which We lander headed was closed afte the White House plumber group, set up to probe new leaks, concluded that the join chiefs were spying on Kis singer's operation. Back in Pentagon A similar investigation begu by former Defense Sccretar Melvin Laird reportedly con eluded there was no such intcn by the joint chiefs. After the investigations, We lander was transferred to com niand of a navy flotilla. He i now back in Ihe Pentagon a an assistant deputy chief o naval operations. Radford has been rcassignc to a naval reserve unit i Salem, Ore., his native state. By separating the two forces and pulling U. N. Iween them, the troops bc- agreement hould reduce the chances of a renewal of large-scale fighting. It also constituted a concrete n Saturday, for talks with Ihe demonstration of Israeli yrians on disengagement of the j yrian and Israeli armies in the' Heights, Hie officials! Indication he Syrians with the same dedi- ation and good will" that was hown in Egypl, Kissinger said n Aswan, Egypl. Talks Authorized Egypt announced that Syrian 'resident Hafez Assad already lad authorized Sadat to begin (Continued: Page 2, Col. 7.) Embargo Will End Quickly By Associated Press Will the Middle East oil em- bargo ,alks wilh Kissinger on jehalf. Kissinger's called i ir him to leave for home lunday night after a stopover in Jordan for talks wilh King Hus- sein and the trip to Syria. Egypt and Syria were the be lifted and the now that the Israelis have main combatants against Israel in last October's Arab-Israeli war. Syria retook and then lost part of the Syrian Golan Heights captured by Israel in the 1967 war, and in addition lost new territory to the Israeli army. Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban told newsmen his govern- ment is ready for a disen- g a g e m e n t agreement with Syria. "The ball is in their he said. Israel has insisted it wouk not negotiate with Syria unti. the Syrians furnished a list "of the Israeli prisoners, of war they are holding and allowed the In- ternational Red Cross lo visit them. Israeli Premier Golda Meir signed a copy of an Esyptian- Israeli agreement in Jerusalem, while Sadat signed another a! Aswan. Egyptian and Israeli chiefs of staff signed disen- gagement documents at a desert tent between their forces on the west side of the Suez Canal. Sadat Friday called the agree- ment a "turning point" in the history of the Middle Easl. Mrs. Meir said the accord negotiated by Kissinger was "the beginning of a process that will lead to a permanent peace between Israel and Egypt." Mrs. Meir also spoke of Kis- singer's chief, President Nixon, saying "his policy of under- standing of Israel and its neigh- bors is appreciated." The agreement is the first ever signed by the chiefs of gov- ernment of Israel and an Arab state. The armistice agreements after the 1948 Palestine war were signed by lesser officials. Terms Cairo agreed to cut its forces east of the Suez Canal to troops and 30 tanks and to with- draw all anti-aircraft missiles to a point seven miles west of the waterway. The disengagement is known to call for Israel lo withdraw from the west bank of the canal and to pull ils army back 18 to 30 miles from the east bank to the Gidi and Mitla passes in the Sinai peninsula captured Israel in the 1967 war. bv a g r e e d to disengage their travel schedule j [orccs? Apparently not yet. There was nothing Irom the Arab world Friday to indicate here would be any sudden change from the clamp put on crude oil needed by Americans 'or their energy demands. Before the embargo, Arab supplies accounted for about 15 percent of the oil used in the country each day. In an interview in Bonn, Ger- many, Thursday night, Oil Min- Nixon Broadcast WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon announced Friday that he will make a live radio broadcast to lay out the government's energy-pro- gram at 11 a.m., Iowa time, Saturday. ister Zaki Yamani of Saudi Ara bia said his nation will not in crease oil production unti Israeli forces vacate all Arab territories occupied in the 1967 far. The disengagement does not meet this condition, which has been tied in with the embargo since it was put into effect. U. S. Request Seen But. Arab World, a Beirut digest of Middle Eastern news, said oil industry sources expect .he U. S. to ask for an end lo :he embargo. "As a result of (Secretary of State) Kissenger's success in ringing about military disen- gagement on the Suez Canal 'ront, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat is expected to support the American it said. The publication said Sadat would encourage Saudi Arabia and Kuwait to "lead a cam- jaign in favor of lifting the oil (Continued: Page 2, Col. 5.) WASHINGTON (AP) An assislant special prosecutor asked a White House lawyer Friday about alleged new gaps Watergate-relaled tapes j turned over lo a federal district I court by the While House. Assistant prosecutor Richard Ben-Veniste asked White House lawyer J. Fred Buzhardt if he was aware that a cassette re- cording of the President's recol- eclion of a March 21 meeting with John Dean ended in mid- sentence. After objections from White House lawyer James St. Clair, Ben-Veniste agreed lo refer to it as "an incomplete sentence." Buzhardt replied that he was aware and that it was not un- usual for such dictation lo in- clude incomplete sentences. Second Blank Then Ben-Veniste asked him f he .recalled the dictation belt of presidential recollections of a June 20 telephone conversation with John Mitchell, a call that was not recorded on the White NEW YORK market prices (AP) turned ower Friday amid what ana- ysts described as disappoint- ment that Middle East oil- not producing countries had moved to relax their embargo. The 2 p.m. Dow Jones average down 11.69 860.47. Declining issues gainers by a 2-1 margin in light irading on Ihe New York Slock Exchange. C.R. Police, Faches Response to PossibleContempf Action Ordered By Roland Krckclcr The Linn counly attorney and the Cedar Rapids police depart- ment have been ordered lo show why they should nol be held in contempt of court in connection with disposal of evidence held for a criminal case. Dislrict Associate Judge Anth- ony Scolnro issued Ihe order Wednesday, saying it had been called lo his attention that the police department no longer had custody of cash that had been held as evidence in the 'I'ho order order followed another Monday In which Ihe judge sustained a motion by the state and the defense, directing the police department to surren- der the. money to the clerk of court for payment of a fine in Ihe case. Reply Filed In a reply filed Thursday, the county attorney said it appears the evidence was released by police lo the victim of the crime without the authority, consent or request of the stale. It is Ihe contention of Ihe county attorney that any failure lo comply wilh court order is A police department spokes- man said the department was not notified that the evidence was to he held any longer and that it was felt Ihe money be- longed lo the victim of the crime. The case involves William (iaines, 25, whi) had a room at the YMCA, and his connection wilh an armed robbery at Don's Conoco, 2IMIi Ml. Vc-riion road SE, Oct. II. Originally Gainos was charged wilh rubbery wilh ag- gravation after he was arreslpil Souse taping system. The presidential recollection on that belt was only 23 seconds long, court documents show. Ben-Veniste then asked Buzi hardt, "Can you explain why the dictation belt picks up .in the middle of a'sentence" after a 38 second Nixon's description of the Mitchell call. "I was not aware that it Buzhardt replied. "Not Unusual" Buzhardt said it was not un- usual for pauses to exist in the dictabelt recordings because President Nixon had the habit of Dushing the microphone button and releasing it. "Is it also possible the dicta1 ion was gone over wilh the erase Ben-Veniste asked. Buzhardt said. At that point St. Clair object- id that there had been no evi- dence to imply an erasure. "He asked him if it was possi- Judge John Sirica said. 'Anything is possible." St. Clair persisted. "It's a question not based on facts le said. The judge asked Ben-Veniste f he Had any basis for the ques- ion and the 30-year-old prosecu- or replied: "I don't know the answer to the question and I don't think Mr. St. Clair does." Then Buzhardt said, "I can inly give my opinion to that luestion, Your Honor, and I ;ave my opinion that it's not lossiblc." Final Day The disclosures came on Ihe Stock inal day of federal court hear- sharply ings into what might have auscd the IS'A-minute gap in ne of the subpoenaed tapes of Vhile House conversations deal- ng with Watergate. Sirica announced he intended complete taking testimony at Friday even if it requires an led veiling .session. Buzhardt was recalled to tes- ify about Ihe index and analy- 4s of the tapes, diclabclls and turned over to Ihe I court in November. White House lawyers were lo get a chance later in the day to ask six technical experts about their report that the IflVi-minule gap in a subpoenaed tape could not have been caused by a siiv r. the responsibility of Ihe Cedar ilMl'r gle, accidental act. "Not Accidental" Charles lihyne, attorney for Nixon secretary Rose iMary Woods, asked Buzhardt about a meeting in Sirica's office on Nov. 21. when the White Homo (Continued Page 3, Col. Oiuofcfc Conscience is that small inner voice Hint tells you that the Internal Revenue Service might check your rclurn, Rapids police depnrlmcnl. iConlinued I'age I