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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 18, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Cultlcr tonight with lows around 20. Highs Tuesday In the mid 3Us. CITY FINAL 10 CENTS VOLUME 92 NUMBER 40 -'EBRUAKY 18, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMfcS HEARST TO TELL FEO Will Shift Gas Allocations WASHINGTON (AP) More gasoline will be diverted to cri tie-ally fuel-short parts of the country this week, says Deputj Energy Administrator J o h i Sawhill. Sawhill did not say what sec lions of the nation will benefi from the shift, to be announcec Tuesday, but he indicated tha they could include such problem areas as the East Coast, Flori da, Arizona and Washington Oregon. Shift Deliveries Oil companies will be directet to shift their deliveries to "somi of the larger metropolitan areai .where we've seen lines forming that are just hi said Sunday on the ABC pro gram "Issues and Sawhill said he expects the ef feet'of 'the diversion to be felt in those areas "in no more than a week" after the order is issued. Meanwhile, the president of Gulf 01I-U.S. said the recent one-cent price hike granted some service station operators should have been larger and should have gone to all dealers. The gasoline price increase criticized Sunday by Gulf's Z David Bonner on the CBS pro gram "Face the Nation" allows dealers whose allocation ha: been cut by 15 percent or more to raise prices one cent pei gallon. "I think this was well-intend- ed but I don't think it was fair, don't think it was wel thought out, and I think it was Bonner said. Entitled to More "The independent operatoi hopes the money he makes on gasoline will pay the rent, more or less carrying the costs I think 'he is entitled to more. How much more I really don't know." Interviewed later on the sub- ject, Sawhill said the increase wasn't made across the board because the interests of the con- sumer also have to be watched. In-other energy related devel- opments: Latin America's foreign min- isters are reported opposed to (Continued; Page 3, Col. 5.) -k Station-Owners End Threat To Close Down By Associated Press Service stations in Oregon and Washington ended a threat to close down after regional en- ergy officials tentatively ap- proved a plan allowing them to give preferential treatment to regular customers. The 60-day experimental plan for stations in those states was included in an eight-point agree- ment reached in Seattle Sunday night. Organized stations in the two states had pump all their threatened to gas and then close to protest the ban on pref- erential treatment ordered last week by the Federal Energy Of- fice. Station operators in Connec- ticut, New York, Illinois and Massachusetts, however, con- tinued to consider a "pump-out" protest against the ban. In Seattle, a joint statement issued after hours of bar- gaining by negotiators for two dealer groups and regional FEO officials said dealers get- ting nt least gallons n month would be required to offer only 70 percent of their gasoline fur snle (o the gcncr- nl public. The remaining 30 perccnl could be set aside for "special including regular cus- loincrs and lho.se who have pri- ority under federal regulations. Stations with less Ihan Kiillons a month would hi; ex- empt from I ho 70 percent re- sli'lcllon. U.S. Dismisses Charge Againsf 'Copter Pilot WASHINGTON (AP) The federal government Monday dropped criminal charges against an army private who flew a helicopter onto the White House grounds early Sunday and turned him over to the army for "further proceedings with Ihe military." Pfc. Robert K. Preston was confined in a Walter Reed closed army ward at medical center for "psychiatric evalua- tion." "Unlawful Entry" Preston, 20, of Panama City, Fla., was taken to District of Columbia superior court briefly. U. S. Atty. Earl Silbert dropped a federal charge of unlawful (Photos on Picture Page) entry into the air space around the White House and turned him over to the army for prosecu- Reed spokesman tion. A Walter eaid Preston would be confined there for an "indeterminate amount of time." He was under guard of the Executive Protec- tion Service, permitted. According No visitors were to one soldier, Preston was "laughing like U.S. Guard on Agnew Ended Treasury WASHINGTON (AP) The secret service said Monday it las ended its protection of former Vice-president Agnew. A secret service spokesman said the protection was ended at midnight Sunday on orders from he treasury department. Agnew currently is visiting singer Frank Sinatra in Palm Springs, Calif., and secret ser- vice agents had accompaniec urn to California. Sgt. Ronald McCaskell, watch commander of the Riverside county sheriff's substation in 3alm Springs, said at 3 a.m CDT Monday, "We have not ieen advised that the secret ser- vice has gone. Normally we vould be advised first" if the secret service contingent left. Shnltz Decision Treasury Secretary S h u11 z made the decision to lift Ag- icw's protection, according to a hell" when he was originally brought into Waller Reed Sun day. President Nixon was at Key Biscayne, Fla., early Sunda; when Preston climaxed a two hour spree copter and the south lawn just 100 yards from the White'flouse. According policeman, in the Huey heli crash-landed it on department spokesman. The continuing protection of Agnew, who resigned last Oc- ober before pleading no contest o an income lax charge, has Irawn criticism from some con- ressmen. The Sunday announcement rom spokesman Charles Arnold vas that the !end before protection would but here was no further word from he department about precisely vhen the secret service agents vere relieved of their Agnew No Pay The announcement of the end if Agnew's federal protectfon came two days after a decision Comptroller General Elmer 3. Staals that Hie pay for the agents was not authorized by aw. In a letter to Shultz, Staats aid Ihe General Accounting Of- ice would not pay for protec- ion for Agnew after Sunday. Arnold said the treasury de- lartment believes there is au- liorily for protection in cases lot specifically covered by law. ind nolcd that under Ihis im- ilicd presidential authority pro- cclion lias been given to energy hief William E. Simon and Sec- clary of Stale Kissinger. Arnold said Agnew has been otificd of the decision. He also said security equip- lent thai can he used again vill hp removed from Agnnw's home. Money may not bring happi- ness, but it's nice to able to find Ihis out for yourself. to a Washington Preston said hi meant no one any harm anc was "just goofing off." Preston got a complimen from Dan L. Sewell, a combat decorated Maryland state police aviator, who followed his two hour aerial joyride. "An Accomplishment" "He's a helluva sail Sewell. "I'd say he had quite an accomplishment." The "accomplishment" was that he stole an army helicopter he had no license to fly from Fort Meade, Md., shortly aftei midnight Sunday; buzzed traffic close enough to shear the aeria off one police car; ditched one trailing police chopper with "oh dogfight tactics" and roaret into Washington, D. C., with Se well in hot pursuit. According to army officials Preston stole an unarmed UH-1B helicopter similar to ones usec in Vietnam from Ft., Meade where he worked as a.helicoptel repairman after being unable to complete the final section of the flying course at Ft. Wolters Texas. He headed for Washington al p.m. CDT Saturday at speeds ranging between 8o" and 120 miles an hour, buzzing traf- fic along the highways and al point clipping .the radio aerial off a police car. Car-Top Levels Two Maryland state troopers in helicopters followed as the chopper, at heights ranging from hundreds of feet to car-top levels, zigzagged along the Bal- (Continued: Page 3, Col. 4.) Eleven-Ycar-Old Boy Arrested; Intoxicated Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids youth bureau officials arrested an 11-year-old boy for intoxication Saturday afternoon. The boy was found in Greene square in an intoxicated condi- tion, was taken to the police sta- tion and processed before being taken home to his parents. Police said it was the boy's seventh arrest, the first on in- toxication. They said the boy became in- toxicated on wine, and speculate he obtained it from two men, aged 20 and 22, who also were found intoxicated in the park. The boy, who is four feet eight inches tall and weighs 90 Ibs., ias previously been arrested for malicious injury to a vehicle, assault, malicious damage to a juilding, ing. larceny and shoplift- Indian Spring Teleohoto With temperatures climbing into the sixties across much of the Midwest, Sunday was a great day to romp and show off a bit in a local park by doing cartwheels as this Omaha girl did. Nixon Experts: Defect Caused Gap Gazette Leased Wires KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. Questioning the findings of a )anel of experts it helped select the White House says a much- lublicized ISVi-minute gap in one of President Nixon's Water- late tapes probably was caused defeclive recording ma- ny a chine. Nixon's chief Watergate law- yer, James St. Clair, issued a statement Sunday night disclos- ng the White House has made ts own technical investigation, vHich failed to support the ear- ier indication by tape experts hat the erasure was deliberate. St. Clair said "widely adver- ised" erasure marks found on he tape of a June 20, 1972, con- 'ersation between Nixon and H. R. Haldeman, then his staff chief, "could well liave been, and probably were caused by he admittedly defective record- ng machine." At the same time, St. Clair labeled as "utterly false" news stories suggesting two other tapes turned over to the court might be re-recordings. T h c court-appoinled panel ound that a defective part in a Jher recorder apparently ac- ountcd for a hum on the tape nit suggested Ihe Nixon-Hal- !cman conversation was obli- eraled by someone pressing Ihe machine's record button five to nine times. Fly to Florida St. Clair and White House counsel J. Fred Buzhardt were flown to Florida Sunday aboarc an air force jet to meet with top Nixon aides on the continuing tapes controversy. The White House said the President was aware of St. Clair's statement but did not confer with the two lawyers. St. Clair's statement marked the first time the White House liad pointed to the Uher record- er itself as the probable cause of the tape gap. Rose Mary Woods, Nixon's personal secre- tary, testified she might have accidently caused about five minutes of the gap but said she ivas nol responsible for the full 18 Vi minutes. The experts who suggested a deliberate erasure were appoint- ed by Judge John Sirica after jeing chosen by the While Plouse and the office of Water- gate special prosecutor Leon Jaworski. Those who made the White House technical investigation cited by St. Clair were not. im- mediately identified. A spokes- nan said their names and cre- dentials would be presented to laworski and to the court-ap- loinlcd panel. On the re-recording con- troversy, St. Clair called for" an investigation of possible viola- tion of grand jury secrecy. "I am confident this insinua- tion is utterly false, but because there has been so much specula- tion in recent weeks concerning these tapes, I cannot let another round of such inaccuracy and innuendo go he said. St. Clair acknowledged one of the court-appointed panel members "many weeks ago did express the opinion that two of the President's tapes could be re-recordings." He a technical investigation has been made, with the result that the conditions found by this member are actually character- istic of the Sony recorder and do not indicate a re-recording ivas marie. The results of our e c h n i c a 1 investigation are jeing made available to the panel of experts." Still Investigating But Dr. Thomas Stockham, "some_inyestigation made as t the auth'enticity'of the''tapes. "And since the panel has no finished with its work, it ob v i o u s I y has not concludec whether the tapes are aulhen he said. "The authenticity of a tape would involve, amon] other things, investigation o whether it was re-recorded." St. Clair said neither of the two tapes suspected of having been re-recorded involved con versations of last March 13 ant March 21 between Nixon anc John Dean, his ousted counsel These tapes are considered ol key importance because thej might resolve a claim by Dean that Nixon knew of the Water- gate cover-up prior to March 21, when the Presidenl has said he Promises Details by Late Today lazcltc Leased Wires BERKELEY Randolph learst planned to announce londay a food giveaway pro- ram "involving a substantial mount of money" in a move to- 'ard gaining the release of his idnaped daughter. Hearst will probably ari- lounce the plan before 5 p.m. IDT, Jay Bosworlh, the publish- ng executive's son-in-law, told icwsmen Sunday night. He gave 10 other details except that Hearst was encountering some lelay because of the long holi- lay weekend. Hearst spent most of Sunday working on a program, to help end what the FBI has called the nation's first political kidnaping. Beats Deadline An announcement Monday would beat by one day a dead- ine originally set by the Sym- aionese Liberation Army [or food distribution to begin. The demand was a precondition to negotiations for the release of 19-year-old Patricia Hearst. She was dragged screaming from her Berkeley apartment 14 days ago. The Rev. Cecil Williams, who had been working on a distribu- tion plan with leaders of several groups, said, he talked with Hearst late Sunday, but would not comment except to say: "I am optimistic." (Continued: Page 3, Col. 8.) one of the experts, said Sunday panel is still investigating possibility that the tapes vere re-recorded. Stockham. a University of Jtah tape specialist, said the lanel would not have been ap- joinled at all. if there had not leen a desire by Sirica to have Tire Studs Skid into Icy Nightmare By Frank Nye DES MOINES This is one of those "hard to believe if you didn't hear it yourself" stories about studded snow tires, which the highway com- mission says are tearing up our roads. A bill lo ban studded tires now permissible from Nov. 1 to April 1 was debated by the senate several days ago. The senate got into an awful hassle about it and finally voted not lo ban studded tires but to lax them instead. So it hooked on an amend- ment' calling for a lax per car per year, if you waul fo use studs. Then il sent the bill back lo commitlee and hoped it would be forgotten. Asked Reduction Hill the ways-means com- mittee loqk il. up last Friday and I hat's when you should hnvn been there. Senator Cliff Hiu'roughs (li- Orcene) said a lax was loo high; that it should be only So he moved lo reduce the lax to Bui Sen. Norman Rodgers (D-Adel) said there shouldn't be any tax. The way to handle it, he said, was to reduce the lime you could use studded tires lo three months from Dec. 1 lo March 1. That stirred Sen. Bass Van Gilsl. (D-Oskaloosa) into ac- tion. You have freezing rains in November and April and that's when you need Ihe studs, said ho. What's more, Semite Ite- pnbllcnn Loader Clifton Low- born (D-Mnqiibkctn) declared, If you c-oiildn'l use studs In April anil November it would menu you'd luivc lo buy us well us studs lo traverse Ihe hilly country of .Inckson county where he conies from. Senator George Kinley (D- Des Moines) pitched in to say he thought the commitlee should bile the bullet and vote studded tires in or out without all Ihis fooling around about taxing them. Either have them or don't have them, said he. Rodgers moved lo substitute his Dec. 1 lo March I dales for Burroughs' tax motion. The committee voted Rodgers down, 7 lo 5. Substitute Then Van (iilst came up with a substitute motion of his own. Limit cars with studded tires lo Ihe county where Ibe motorist lives and adjacent counties. Senator Warren Curtis ili- Chcrokcc) wanted to know if Ihat would keep a fellow from going lo see his aunt in an- ollicr county that just touched his coimly nl. Ihe corner. Was Hint an adjacent county or nol? Rodgers was worried more about constituents than aunts. Some of his live two counties away from his home county, he said, which would mean he couldn't, go to see them on studded Constituents, thai is, not aunts. The committee settled the issue by voting down the "ad- jacent county" motion, 7 to 5. Senator William Plymat (R- Dcs Moinc.s) spoke up, saying was still too high a tax lint that the people would accept one of per car per year. Kinley came in again, say- ing why not forgcl all this sort of thing and either vote stud- ded tires in or mil. Senator Ralph Potter (R- Marion) went hack to Ihe ad- j a c o n t counly idea long enough lo observe that a fel- low might use a studdcd-lired car to low an unstuddcd- (Conlinued: Page 7.) Heying Rips Willey on State Job flev...Mr. Williams .met secretly Sunday with leaders of such groups as the American In- dian Movement, the Black Teachers Caucus, the United Prisoners Union and the Na- tional Welfare Organization. "Gladly Accept" One "coalition member, Pop- eye Jackson of union, said his the prisoners group didn't support the Hearst family, nor he SLA. He said the'UPU was only involved to help give away he food. Jackson said he's talked to By Frank Nye DBS MOINES State Sen. H.L. Heying (D-West Union) la- beled "as an absolute lie" Mon- day a statement that he lobbied Gov. Robert Ray to appoint Haying's wife. Josephine, to the state conservation commission this year. The statement was made in a letter signed by Wythe Willey, Ray's executive assistant, thai appeared in the Des Moines Register's "Letters lo the Edi- tor" column Monday. An indignant and aroused Heying took off on Willey, a former Manchester lawyer, on a point of personal privilege when Ihe senate opened for business Monday morning. Wife Present i Mrs. Heying, his senate secre-j tary, was at her seat by hisj desk when he spoke. Heying called Wiley "a pip- squeak" and explained thai as senator he had submitted Ihe names of Mrs. Vincent Henry of Dccorah and Mrs. Jim Stewart of Oelwein to the governor as possible appointees to (be com- mission. He told The Gazette later that Dr. Aldrich Paul of Fayettc had submitted Mrs. Haying's name lo the governor. She was president of a Tourism Council on Recreation, Conser- Conlinued: Page 3, Col. .1.) leople in the streets and "most leople will gladly accept the ood because they're hungry." New Left activist Jerry Rubin warned the SLA in a letter lublished in Hearst's San Fran- isco Examiner that killing Miss Hearst "will sel off a right-wing irackdown" in Ihe U. S. He irged the kidnapers not to harm he girl. While denouncing the kidnap- ing, the Rev. Mr. Williams had offered through the media to help organize a distribution plan. On Saturday, he found a tape from the SLA after receiv- ing an anonymous telephone call. Original Demand The SLA earlier had asked for worth of food for each needy person in California. But in the tape received by the Rev. Mr. Williams the SLA modified the demand and said it would ac- cept ''a sincere effort" by Hearst to help feed Ihe poor, disabled, paroled and aged. On the same tape, Miss Hearst, who will be 20 on Wednesday, told her father, "It was never intended that you feed the whole state." Hearst had estimated the original demand would cost (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) Today's Index Comics .....................Hi Crossword ..................16 Daily Record ................3 Deaths ......................1 Editorial Features ..........6 Farm ......................II Finnndnl ..................17 Marion .....................7 Movies .....................10 Society ......................8 Sports ...................13-15 State Television Waul Ads ................18-ZI
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