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February 18, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 18, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa I Weather-- (older tonight with lows around 2«. Highs Tuesday Iii Uh- mid 3l)s. void IMI*: ira NUMMER 40 BJ Mar CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, MONDAY. FEBRUARY 18, 1974 HEARST FEO Will Shift Gas Allocations U.S. Dismisses Charge Against Copter Pilot - The Monday WASHINGTON (Al federal government d r o p p e d criminal charges against an army private who flew a helicopter onto the White (House grounds early Sunday WASHINGTON (AIU Moreland turned him over to the gasoline will Im* diverted to cri-larmv for “further proceedings tically fuel-short parts of the with the military.” country this week, says Deputy Energy Administrator John Sawhill. Sawhill did not say what sections of the nation will benefit from the shift, to he announced Tuesday, but he indicated that they could include such problem areas as the East Coast, Florida, Arizona and Washington-Oregon. Shift Deliveries Oil companies will be directed to shift their deliveries to “some of the larger metropolitan areas where we’ve seen lines forming that are just intolerable,” he said Sunday on the ABC program “Issues and Answers”. Sawhill said he expects the effect of the diversion to be felt in those areas “in no more than a week” after the order is issued. Pfc. Robert K. Preston was confined in a closed ward at Walter Reed army medical center for “psychiatric evaluation.” “Unlawful Entry” Preston, 20. of Panama City, Fla., was taken to District of Columbia superior court briefly. U. S. Atty. Earl Hilbert dropped a federal charge of (Photos on Picture Page) hell'' when he was originally brought into Walter Reed Sunday. President Nixon was at Key Biscayne, Fla., early Sunday when Preston climaxed a two-hour spree in the Huey helicopter and crash-landed it on the south lawn just IOO yards from the White House According to a Washington policeman. Preston said he meant no one any harm and was “just goofing off.” Preston got a compliment from Dan L. Sewell, a combat-decorated Maryland state police aviator, who followed his two-unlawful Ihour aerial joyride. “An Accomplishment” “He’s a helluva pilot.” said Sewell. “I’d say he had quite an1 accomplishment.” The “accomplishment” was that he stole an army helicopter fly from. entry into the air space around the White House and turned him over to the army for prosecution. A Walter Reed spokesman he had no license to Meanwhile, the president of Gulf Oil-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. paid Preston would be confined!Fort Meade, Md., shortly after! there for an “indeterminate I midnight Sunday; buzzed traffic close enough to shear the aerial off one police car; ditched onei trailing police chopper with “old dogfight tactics” and roared into Washington, D. C , with Sewell in hot pursuit. According to army officials. Preston stole an unarmed UH-lBj helicopter similar to ones used in Vietnam from Ft. Meade.! where he worked as a helicopter j repairman after being unable to complete the final section of the flying course at Ft. Wolters. Texas. He headed for Washington at 11:30 p.m. PDT Saturday at I amount of time.” He was under guard of the Executive Protection Service. No visitors were | permitted. According to one soldier, Preston was “laughing like U.S. Guard on Agnew Ended By Treasury im/? Ty I > 0* v t - ' % VI* ♦ > ’ V •V'*. lr' ’ **' . y 4 / {PPI CITY FINAL IO CENTS ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES PLAN Promises — UPI Telephoto The gasoline price increase criticized Sunday by Gulf’s Z I David Bonner on the CBS pro- j gram “Face the Nation” allows! dealers whose allocation has WASHINGTON (AP) — Tile been cut by 15 percent or more j secret service said Monday it J to raise prices one cent peri has ended its protection ofjgpppds ranging between 80 and! gallon- ,    ;    former Vice-president Agnew, j 120 miles an hour, buzzing traf- I think this was wtll-intend    ^ secret service spokesman    along the highways and at Gazette Leased Wires ed . . . but I don t think it W8S    .    one    Doint    dinning (hp radio fair. I don’t think it was well sa*d Pr°ted,on was Hided at I rial off a police car.    KEY    BLSCAYNE, Fla. — thought out, and I think it wasfmidnight Sunday on orders from    [Questioning    the    findings    of    a inept, Bonner said.    1    the    treasury    department.    ar    ap -•eves    panel    of    experts    it    helped    select, Entitled to More    Agnew currently is visiting Indian Spring 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 machine s record button five to On the re-recording con-“some investigation made as to singer Frank Sinatra in Palm Mn helicopters followed as the nine times. Fly to Florida St. Clair and White Two Maryland st ^troopers ^    House says a much-counsel J. Fred Buzhardt were publicized 18!2-minute gap troversy, St. Clair called for ant the authenticity of the tapes .. investigation of possible viola- Gazette Leased Wires BERKELEY ~ Randolph Hearst planned to announce Monday a food giveaway program “involving a substantial amount, of money” in a move toward gaining the release of his kidnaped daughter. Hearst will probably announce the plan before 5 p m COT, Jay Bosworth, the publish mg executive’s son-in-law, told newsmen Sunday night. He gave no other detail® except that Hearst was encountering some delay because of the long holiday 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 deadline originally set by the Sym-bionese Liberation Army for 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 distribution plan with leaders of several groups, said he talked with Hearst late Sunday but would not comment except to say: “I am optimistic.” The Rev. Mr. Williams met secretly Sunday with leaders of House t>on of grand jury secrecy. “I am confident this lasmua- And since the panel has not J such groups as the American Infinished with Its work, it otHdian Movement, the Black Caucus, the United Union and the Na- v i o u s I y has not concluded [Teachers whether the tapes are authen- Prisoners Springs. Calif., and secret ser-jchopper, ^at^ heights ranging ^ 0f President Nixon’s Water “The independent operator hopes the money he makes oni    - 'agen(s had accompanied (from hundreds of feet    to car-top    ‘,v Drobablv^was0 caused gasoline will pay the rent, more *    , * ...    IpvpIc    viovuatmH    ain™    th« Rai *a e pt Pr0DaDl.v was caused or less carrying the costs . . . 11him t0 tahforn,a-    j,CVe,S’    7A^cd    a,on*    the Ba,*|by a defective recording think he is entitled to more.    Sgt. Ronald McCaskell, watch (Continued; Page 3.    Col. 4 How much more I really don’t I commander of the Riverside)--- know.” county sheriff’s substation in Interviewed later on the sub- f*a^m Springs, said at 3 a m. ject, Sawhill said the increase j COT Monday, “We have not wasn’t made across the board be®11 advised that the secret ser-l because the interests of the con-; v‘ce *,as Bone Normally we I sumer also have to be watched, would be advised first it the In other energy related devel-    service    contingent    let! opments:    Shultz    Decision Latin America's foreign min- Eleven-Ycar-Old Boy Arrested; Intoxicated isters are reported opposed to (Continued: Page 3. Col. 5.) ★ AA Station-Owners End Threat To Close Down Treasury Secretary Shultz mado the decision to lift Ag-new’s protection, according to a ; department spokesman. The continuing protection of Agnew, who resigned last Oc tober before pleading no contest I seventh arrest the first on to an income tax charge, basification, drawn criticism from some con grcssmen. in j flown to Florida Sunday aboard,,*on *s u*terfy false* but because tic,” he said. “The authenticity! tiona! Welfare Organization an air force let lo meet'with ton ,herC has h**“ 80 much sPecula;ol a lape would involve, among;    ....... .    ... *    “^jtion    in recent weeks concerning other things, investigation of    Gladly    Accept ma (Nixon aides on the continuing,these tapes j cannot le( another;whether it was re-recorded ” One coalition member, Pop chine.    !taPes controversy. The White (round of such inaccuracy and) st. Clair said neither of the eye Jackson of the prisoners Nixon’s chief Watergate law-|^ouse sai(l *be President was innuendo go unchallenged,” he two tapes suspected of having union, said his group didn’t yer, James St. Clair, issued a aware °f St. Clair s statement>said.    been re-recorded involved con-(support the Hearst family, nor statement Sunday night disclos- but did not confer with the two st. Clair acknowledged one of venations of last March 13 and Mile SLA. He said the CPU was ing    the White House has madpjlavyyers- t    the court-appointed    panel    March 21    between    Nixon and    only involved to help give away its    own technical investigation.! St. (lairs statement marked    members “many weeks    ago. . .    John    Dean, his ousted    counsel    the food. Cedar Rapids n«w»—    which failed to support the ear-j*be first time the White House express the opinion that two These tapes are considered of Jackson said he’® talked to Cedar Rapids youth bureau    lier    indication    by tape experts1 bad    pointed to the I her record-    0f the President’s tapes could be    key importance    because    they    people    in    the streets and    “most officials arrested an 11-year-old    that    the erasure was deliberate. er itself as the probable cause    re-recordings.” He added:”. . .    might resolve    a claim    by    Dean    people    will    gladly    accept    th*’ boy for intoxication Saturday st. (’lair said “widely adver- °f fbe tape gap Rose Mary a technical investigation has that Nixon knew of the Water- afternoon.    jtised” erasure marks found on Woods, Nixons personal secre-1 been made, with the result that gate cover-up prior to March 21, The boy    was    found    in    Greene    the    tape of a June 20. 1972. con- rary* testified she    might    have    (|lt, conditions found    by this    when    the    President    has    said he    warned square in    an    intoxicated    condi-(venation between Nixon and H.iaccidently caused    about    five    member are actually character- tion, was taken to the police sta-1R Haldeman, then his staff ntinutes of the gap but said she|Istic of the Sony recorder and tion and processed before being    chief, “could    well have been. was    not responsible tor the full    do noj indicate a re-recording taken home to his parentis    and    probably    were caused by 11®'2    minutes.    was made. The results of our Police said it was the boy’s    Rn (Continued: Page 3. Col 8 probably were admittedly defective record-' was mace. The experts who suggested a technics They said the boy became intoxicated on wine. and speculate ,n‘ ing machine.” At the same time. St. Clair labeled as “utterly false” news stories suggesting two other tapes turned over to the court might lie re-recordings. The investigation to are the Heying Rips Willey on Slate Job deliberate erasure were appoint-    made    available ed by Judge John Sirica afteripiine| exp^*rts.” being chosen by the White    , House and the office of Water-    Investigating ....             .    .    gate    special prosecutor Leoti But Dr. Thomas Stockham, y SMKi.i cd less    from spokesman Charles Arnold aged 20 and 22, who also were Hth<‘r <ap<’s ll,rne(1 ove* *° the Jaworski    one    cf    the    experts,    said    Sunday    B\ Frank Nye Service stations in Oregon and! was that the protection would found intoxicated in the park | court might be re-recordings. Those who made the White the panel is still investigating . MOINES St t Sen Washington ended a threat to *«en(j before midnight.” but: The boy, who is four feet eight The court-appointed panel House technical investigation I the possibility that the tapes "*..... close down after regional    en-    (bere    was no further word from    inches tall and weighs 90 lbs.,    found that a defective part in a    cited bv St. Clair were not im-    were    re-recorded    ^ ^* Ht\v*ng    < ITW est    I mon) la- ergy officials tentatively    ap-    the department about precisely    has previously been arrested for    Cher recorder apparently ac-mediately identified. A spokes    Stockham, a    University    of    boled “as an    absolut“    lie Mon- proved a plan allowing them to    wben    the secret service agents    malicious injury to a vehicle,(counted for a hum on the tape    man said their names and ere    Utah    tape specialist,    said    the    day a statement that    he lobbied give preferential treatment    to    wen,    relieved of their Agnew    (assault, malicious damage to a    but suggested the Nixon-Hal-    dentists would be presented to    panel    would not    have    been    ap building, larceny and shoplift-1 deman conversation was obli-Jaworski and to the ing.    Uprated    by someone pressing the pointed panel food because they’re hungry.” New la»ft activist Jerry Rubin the SLA in a letter published in Hearst’s San Francisco Examiner that killing Miss Hearst “will set off a right-wing crackdown’’ in the U. S. He urged the kidnapers not to harm the girl. While denouncing the kidnaping. (he Rev Mr. Williams had offered through the media to help organize a distribution On Saturday, he found a from the SLA after receiv-an anonymous telephone plan tape ing call. regular customers.    assignment' The 60-day experimental plan for stations in those states was    0    a' included in an eight-point agree- Tile announcement of the end inent reached in Seattle Sunday (of Agnew’s federal protection night. Organized stations in the:came two days alter a decision two states had threatened to by Comptroller General Elmer pump all their gas and then B Staats that the pay for the close to protest the ban on pref- agents was not authorized by erential treatment ordered last Haw In a letter to Shultz, Staats week by the Federal Energy Of (said the General Accounting Of- court-ap* pointed at all. if there had not been a desire bv Sirica to have fire. Station operators in Conner* lieut, New York. Illinois and Massachusetts, however, continued to consider a “pump out protest against the ban In Seattle, a joint statement issued alter IO hours of bargaining by negotiators for two dealer groups and regional FEO officials said dealers getting at least 20.000 gallons a month would lie required to offer only 70 percent of their gasoline for sale to the general public. The remaining 30 jiereent could be set aside for “special users,” including regular cum turners and those who have pri oi ily under federal regulations Stations with less than 20,000 gallons a month would be ex erupt from the 70 percent re strict ion Tire Studs Skid into Icy Nightmare Gov Robert Ray to appoint Roving s wife. Josephine, to the state conservation commission this year. The statement was made in a    demand    and    said    it    would letter signed by Wythe Willey,    copt    “a    sincere    effort" tOriginal Demand The SLA earlier had asked for $70 worth of food for each needy person in California. But in the tape received by the Rev. Mr. Williams the SLA modified the ac bv fice would not pay' for protec lion for Agnew after Sunday. Arnold said the treasury de-1 partment believes there is au j thorny for protection in cases not specifically covered by law.) and noted that under this implied presidential authority pro ; lect ion has lieen given to energy chief William E Simon and Sec ret ary of State Kissinger Arnold said Agnew has been) notified of the decision. lie also said security equip-j merit that can tx1 used again will br4 removed from Agnew si home I o<f ii if'* i'huvkle Money may not bring happiness, but it s nice to able to find this out tor yourself Couvrmfil By Frank Nye DES MOI NELS — This is one of those “hard to believe if you didn t hear it yourself’’ stories about studded snow tires, which the highway commission says are tearing up our roads. A bill to ban studded tires now permissible from Nov. I to April I was debated bv the senate several days ago The senate got into an awful hassle about it and finally voted not to ban studded tires but to tax them instead So it hooked on an amendment calling for a $30 tax per car [>cr year, if you want fo UM4 studs Then it sent the bill back to committee and hopis! it would be forgotten tsked Reduction But the ways means com notice took it up last Friday and t bat’s when you should have been there Senator Cliff Burroughs (R Greene) said a $30 tax was too high; that it should be only $20 So he moved to reduce the tax to $20 But Sen Norman Rodgers il)-Adel) said there shouldn’t be any tax The way to handle it, he said. was to reduce the time you could use studded tires to three months from Dec. I to March I That stirred Sen Bass Yan (bist (I) Oskaloosa) into aition You have freezing rains iii November and April and that s when you need the studs, said he What s mule, Senate Republican Leader Clifton Lam-born (D-Maquoketa) declared, if you couldn't use studs in April and November it would mean you’d have to buy chains as well as studs to traverse the hilly country of Jackson county where he comes from. Senator George Finley <D Des Moines) pitched in to sav he thought the committee should bite the bullet and vote studded tires in or out without all ibis fooling around about taxing them Either have them or don't have them, said he. Rodgers moved to substitute his Dec I to March I dates for Burroughs’ $20 tax motion The committee voted Rodgers down, 7 to 5 Substitute Then Van (bist came up with a substitute motion of his own Limit cars with studded tires to the county where the motorist lives and adjacent counties Senator Warren Curtis iR Cherokee) wanted to know if that would keep a fellow from going to see his aunt in another county that just touched his county at the corner Was that an adjacent county or not ” 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 tire® Constituents, that is. not aunts. The committee settled the issue by voting down the “ad latent county” motion. 7 to 5 Senator William l*t\mat |K-De» Moines I spoke up. saying S.Mi was still too high a tax bm that the people would accept one of $15 per ear j>er year. Finley came in again, saying why not forget all this sort of thing and either vote studded tires in or out Senator Ralph Potter (R-M ar ion) went back to tin* ad j a c e ii t county idea long enough to observe that a fel low might use a studded-tired car to tow an unstudded (Continued Page 3, Col 7) Ray s executive assistant, that Hearst to help feed the poor, appeared in the Des Moines disabled, paroled and aged. Register's “letters to the Editor" column Monday An indignant and aroused Heying took off on Willey, a former Manchester lawyer, on a point of personal privilege when the senate owned tor business nn«"lal demand would COM On the same tape, Miss Hearst, who will be 20 on Wednesday, told lier father. “It was never intended that you feed the whole state.” Hearst had estimated the opened for Monday morning Wile Present Mrs Heying. his senate secre I fury. was at her seat by his desk vv hen he spoke Keying called Wiley “a pip squeak” and explained tiiat as senator be had submitted the names of Mrs. Vincent Henry of Decorah and Mrs. Jim Stewart of Oelwein to the governor as possible appointees to the com mission He told The Gazette later that Dr Aldrich Paul of Fayette had submitted Mrs Heying's name to the governor. She was president of a Tourism Council on Recreation, Conser i Continued: Page 3, Col 3 ) i Continued Page 3, Col 3.) Today s Index Comics ............ .. Iii Crossword       1$ Daily Record Deaths    3 (btu or tai Features    ti Farm ........  II Financial ....... 17 Marion      ,    7 Movies    l» Society    $ Sports    ...    ♦    ,    13-15 State    4,5 Television    ..    9 Want Arts    IH-21 ;

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