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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 29, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather- Low ttwiglil 25 lu 30. High Wednesday in mid 40s. CITY FINAL 10 CENTS VOUM1K ft! NUMIiKlf 20 CKDAK KAPJOS, IOWA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMti JUDGE WILL SUBPOENA NIXON Gunmen Kill 4 Persons At Random SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) _ Black gunmen traveling in large black automobile, shot and killed four while persons al random Monday night on Ihe streets of San Francisco. A young mother of a 4-month- old son also was shot apparently without reason but is expected lo live, although doctors say she probably will be paralyzed from the waist down. "It seems to be the work of more than one said Chief of inspectors Charles B a r c a who took personal charge of the investigation. Same "Group? Police noted similarities to a 10-day outbreak of street shoot- ings last month that killed six persons and wounded two olhers, although they would not definitely say the gunmen were from the same group. "There's no rhyme or riddle to Patrolman William Wake- field remarked while discuss- ing the difficulties of trying to catch the silent shoot-and-run marksmen. Witnesses' gave varying de- scriptions of the gunmen but noted that in almost every case the man with the hand gun merely walked out and started shooting without saying a word. Police in Emeryville, in the east San Francisco bay area, were investigaling what they said could be a related, nonfa- lal shooting that occurred early this morning. They said two black men driv- ing a black Cadillac pulled up alongside a white male hitch- hiker at a freeway on-ramp and fired three shots, hitting the man once in the stomach. The unidentified victim was reported in stable condition at Providence hospital in nearby Oakland. In each case in the latest shootings the weapon used was a .32 caliber pistol. The murder spree started at p.m. in a largely residen- tial district to the west of San Francisco's downtown area and ended two hours later. During that time the killers had slain another person to the west of the downtown area, one in a slum area two blocks from the city's main street and an- other near the southern San Francisco limits. The victims, in Ihe order that they were shot, were Tina Smith, 32; Vincent Wollin, 69; John Bambic, 87; and Jane Holly, 35. Southern Section Wounded was Mrs. Roxanne McMillan, 23, who was standing near her new home in the city's southern section. Tina Smith and Wollin were (Continued: Page 3, Col. 2.) WASHINGTON (AP) Pros- dent Nixon Tuesday urged the :enate to send emergency en- Tgy legislation back to a con- erence with the house for fur- her consideration. In a letter addressed to Mi- Kirity Leader Hugh Scott, Nixon said, "We have been, able to nake do without emergency egislation thus far, and I urge 'ou and your colleagues to take he additional time required for developing a truly responsible product." The letter specifically men- ioned a provision designed to imit excess profits earned by :he oil industry as one of "13 sections .of the bill which pre- sented difficulties." Nixon asked the senate and Muse lo reconcile their dif- erences over the legislation. Scott said Nixon's letter backed a motion to recommit the bill back lo conference with the house. The motion is expect- ed to be offered later in the day Fleeing Bombardment Teleptioto Cambodian civilians clog the highway as they flee a Communist artillery bombardment of Phnom Penn. Using captured U.S.-made howitzers, the Khmer Rouge insurgents have inflicted heavy casualties in shellings of the capital. Lifts Curbs On Foreign Investments WASHINGTON (AP) Pres- ident Nixon Tuesday lifted al' curbs on foreign portfolio in- vestments by Americans be- cause of a dramatic improve- ment in the nation's balance of jayments. In an executive order, Nixon n effect suspended the interest equalization tax adopted in 1963 o restrict capital outflows from the U. S. In related actions, the c.om- merce department terminated 'oreign direct investment con- .rols and the Federal Reserve Board ended use of its voluntary oreign credit restraint guide- ines. Certain reporting require- ments will be maintained tem- wrarily so the government can monitor money flows involving American businesses and finan- cial institutions. The treasury said the 'Inter- lal Revenue Service soon will irovide business men and finan- cial institutions with guidelines on the reporting they will be ex- pected to observe. Warning on Grenada ST. GEORGE'S. Grenada U.S. government has advised Americans in Grenada o leave the. country because of ncreasing political and econ- omic tensions on the Caribbean sland. FDA Chief Hits Cost Of Mushroom Scares ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. During (he recalls of millions Twelve mushroom recalls in o f cans of underprocessed the last year have cost taxpay- ers more than million and required 360 man-years of time from government agencies, Commissioner Alexander M. Schmidt of the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday. In addition, the FDA will have to forego food sanitation inspections because of the re calls involving suspected botu linum toxin in mushrooms, Schmidt said. These canceled inspections in- clude fish and shellfish proces sors and. dairy and grain- product manufacturers, the FDA chief said. Schmidt said in remarks prepared for the annual meet- ing of Ihe National dinners Assn. that "Hie industry, the government and the consumer have all lost in other ways. "The canned mushroom in- dustry has for a time lost credi- bility and public confidence in their product; the FDA has had questions posed as to its ability to protect the public from unsafe foods." Schmidt for said the FDA new laws requiring registration of all food plants, immediate notification of all re- calls undertaken by industry and mandatory maintenance of 'essential to regulatory compliance. Spring Bond Vote Eyed By Judy Dniihcnmicr A million bond issue for remodeling the four olddr jun- ior high schools may be placed before Cedar Rapids Community school district voters in April or May. Passage of such a bond issue would mean a 1.12 mill increase in properly taxes and would be the cheapest method of financing Ihe remodeling, school officials said. At a work session of the school board after- noon, board members, ad- ministrators and citizens dis- cussed Ilii: pros and cons of a bond issue and speculated on its chances of success. Const ruction costs arc rising more than percent a year while interest rale on bonds would he five percent, school officials said. Cited Inflation llamillon Viiscy, adminis- trative assistant for plant fa- cilities, said inflation adds each year to the cost of the million project, but the 2.5 mill levy for construc- tion raises only each year. "We're losing money faster than we can keep up because of he said. "If we are limited lo the 2.5 mill in- come available until 19111, we would raise million lo apply toward the million total. "How much beyond 19HI it would lake us lo complete remodeling would depend on if the 2.5 mill levy is voted again and on the costs of con- struction. "I would say remodeling would lake 12 lo 13 years if we had no Inflation, and assum- ing all 2.ii mill funds could, bv committed to junior high re- modeling." The 2.5 mill levy expires in 1981 and must be approved again by voters. 1977 Completion If a bond issue passed in May, Vascy estimated remo- deling of all four older junior highs would be completed by fall, 1977. mil ion would remod- el McKinley, Roosevelt, Franklin and Wilson junior 50-year-old build- ings. The district's Iwo oilier junior highs, Tafl and Hard- ing, were built in 1965. All areas of Ihe older build- ings are slated for remodel- i n g t h o auditoriums, li- b r a r i n s cafeterias, small gyms, classrooms, corridors and gyms. Also to be added nrc floor coverings, silo work, pollution controls for Ihe coal burning furnaces, modifications for (Conlimicd: Page 2, Col. G.) mushrooms, some posing the risk of death to consumers, "we were often delayed by inade- quate plant records, lack of access to the records that did exist or coding systems that were more a hindrance than a he said. "There just has to be some (Continued: Page 7, Col. 3.) Gun Left in' Trash, Collector Wounded CORALVILLE A. Coralvill man suffered a gunshot wounc Monday in a freak accident. James Organ, 50, a city gar- bage collector, was loading ref- use into his truck when a loadec 20 gauge shotgun discarded in the refuse, discharged. Organ was struck in the pel vie area and was taken to Uni- versity hospitals shortly after 1 p.m. Organ was reported in satis factory condition Tuesday. 'J. J. C Can f her Nixon News Charges NEW YORK The that inspired the Pres-i President Urges More Work on Energy Bill Jackson, the chief architect o: the bill, has acknowledged that the windfall profits section not entirely satisfactory but has insisted on keeping it in as a irod to congress to pass new lax measures later in the ses- iion. Oil Prices Elsewhere on Capitol Hill, John Sawhill, deputy director ol :he Federal Energy Office, sale [he price of domestic oil shoulc be held within the range of to a barrel. Without indicating how' this (Continued Page 3, Col. G) by Sen. Wis.) Gaylord Nelson ID- Mansfield Against Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield said he still plannet lo vote against the motion lo recommit, but Sen. Henry Jack son who last wee] flatly predicted passage of thi bill, said Tuesday he could'm longer forecast the outcome. Nelson's motion is expected lo include instructions to drop a controversial provision designec to prevent the oil industry from earning windfall profits. Jackson blamed the effort ti block the bill on "intensive lob bying" by the dustry and the petroleum in White House against the windfall profits pro vision. The industry and the ad- ministration r e p( o r t e d 1 y or- ganized a filibuster in De- cember by Republicans and oil- state senators that prevented passage of the bill then. The bill's opponents gainec new strength Monday when Nel- son, a northern liberal known to favor a windfall profits tax, an- nounced his opposition to the bill on the grounds that it is un- workable. Nelson also objects to provisions in the bill that would suspend clean air requirement n order to permit the burning of dirtier fuels. tional News Council has aban- doned a probe of President Nix- on's charges of "outrageous, vi- cious and distorted reporting' by the television networks be- cause it can't get the White House to pinpoint the charges. The council, an independent non-profit organization set up to examine complaints of un- fairness or inaccuracy in na- tional news reports, started the investigation after the President made the charge Oct. 26 at a news conference.- Nixon said the recent record of television commentators had been the worst he had seen "in 27 years of public life." Later he added that he had no respect for commentators who take "a of news and then, with knowledge of what fads arc, distort it viciously." Three days later, Gerald War- en, White House deputy press secretary, said the White Mouse staff was exploring the possibili- ty of documenting with examp- les the news reports which aroused Nixon's ire. The council reported Monday that it had not received particu- lars from the White House de- s n i I e numerous telegrams, telephone calls and interviews with W h i I c House staff members, and could not pro- ceed with the investigation with- out them. "It would he difficult, if not futile, for the council to attempt lo deduce, from broad and non- specific charges, the particular actions of the television net- ident's the council added. However, its executive direc- tor, William Arthur, said it was still prepared to conduct hear- ings if the White House comes up with detailed charges, and the networks have agreed to co- operate in the study. The council said that, in inter- views with Press Secretary Ron- ald Ziegler and Kenneth Claw- son, deputy director of the White House office of communi- cations, council staff members were told there were six areas of reporting involved, ranging from the resumption of the bombing of North Vietnam in December, 1972, lo Ihe firing of special prosecutor Cox Oct. 20. Archibald Freeing American Thursday: China TOKYO (AP) An American captured by the Chinese on the Paracel islands during fighting between Chinese and South Viet- namese forces will be released Thursday, China announced. The announcement by the of- ficial Hsinhua news agency said the American was ill and would be repatriated along with five sick and wounded South Viet- namese troops. The Hsinhua broadcast, mon- itored in Tokyo, did not name the American. He previously was identified bv the state de- partment in Washington as Ger- ald Emil Kosh. Nixon To Ask Pay Hikes for U.S. Officials WASHINGTON (AP) Pay raises of 7 percent that exceed Cost of Living Council guide lines are in store for high leve: public servants under Presidenl Nixon's fiscal 1975 budget pro posal. Once formally proposed, thi pay raises for congressmen cabinet members and top-leve federal administrators are like ly to begin in March, with addi tional increments in 1975 ani 1976. The only action that coul urglary trial. The White House said it would respond after it sees the order. "Of course we have not seen he presidential spokes- m.an Gerald Warren said. 'When it is received we will consider it and an appropriate 'esponse will be forthcoming." Superior Court Judge Gordon linger said in Los Angeles he vould sign a certificate order- ng Nixon to testify Feb. 25 at a p r e t r i a 1 hearing for three 'ormer White House aides and also to appear for the trial uled to begin April 15. First Time "This will be the first time in the history of a state court" lhat the President of the United States has been called to testify in a trial, Ringer said. "The court is said Ringer, "lhat the honor- able Richard M. Nixon is a material witness ior the de- fense." The jurist cited the Aaron Burr treason trial of 1807 in which the chief justice ordered Thomas Jefferson to turn over a le'tter to the court as es- tablishing .the precedent that a President could be subpoenaed. The action came on a motion 'iled by attorneys for John Ehr- ichman, Nixon's former domes- tic affairs adviser. The motion asked that the President either be subpoenaed or written state- ments be obtained from him. Before the news that Ringer lad taken such action, White louse lawyers said they ad- vised Ehrlichman that the Pres- dent would not voluntarily ap- pear in his behalf in California. Warren refused to say at that ;ime, however, what Nixon's re- action would be to a subpoena. Further Arguments Ringer said that he would rear further arguments on the matter in the event that Nixon chooses to resist the subpoena o testify on grounds of execu- ive privilege. The motion to subpoena Nixon was brought by Douglas Dalton, >ne of Ehrlichman's attorneys. Shrlichman is accused of con- piracy, burglary and perjury in onnection with the breakin of he Beverly Hills office of Dan- el Ellsberg's psychiatrist, Dr. Lewis Fielding, during the Labor day weekend of 1971. Also on trial are David Young nd G. Gordon Liddy, who are ccused of burglary and con- piracy. In an unusual move, the chief irosecutor, Deputy Dist. Atty. tephen Trott, joined in the de- ense suggestion, saying, "1 link that is appropriate, your onor." Crucial Dalton's motion to subpoena ic President is crucial to the efense claim that they were victims of discriminatory pros- cution" when the Los Angelas ounty grand jury indicted them n the charges. The judge said he had been (Continued: Page 37 Col. 2.) Today's Index Comics Courthouse ..................3 Crossword ..................17 Daily Record Deaths......................3 Editorial Features...........II Farm Financial..................18 Marion .....................18 Movies .....................II Sporls....... ...........13-15 Television ..................10 Want Ads ................20-23   

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