Cedar Rapids Gazette, February 21, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

February 21, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 21, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Kaiu (hanging snow by Friday. Uws loulKhl lu 20s. Friday in 30s. CITY FINAL 10 CENTS VOLUMK92 _ CEDAR KAPIDS, IOWA, THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 21, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS. UPI. NEW YORK TIMES EDITOR Kissinger Unity Call To Latins MEXICO CITY (AP) Secre- tary of State Kissinger Thurs- day urged "a new spirit" in hemispheric relations and an end of "condescension and con- frontation" as lie began talks with 24 Latin American and Caribbean foreign ministers. He saved the specifics for another speech to be made be- hind closed doors during the three-day session at the heavily- guarded Mexican foreign min- istry. Kissinger emphasized that the U.S. would "do its utmost to set- tle outstanding differences." "The U.S. is prepared to work with the other nations of this hemisphere on methods to elim- inate new disputes or to miti- gate their he told a packed public ceremony attend- ed by Mexican President Luis Echeverria. "Meet as Equals" will not intervene in the domestic affairs of Kis- singer pledged. "We meet here as equals, oui individual modes of life but unit- ed by one aspiration to builc a new community." He arrived in Mexico City Wednesday with Senate Demo- cratic leader Mike Mansfiek and Republican Leader Hugh Scott. Kissinger began working as soon as he arrived. He called on the foreign ministers of Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Venezuela briskly walking from suite to suite in the heavily-guardec hotel. The foreign ministers have prepared an eight-point a'gend, of the region's problems with the U. S. Kissinger also wants to discuss the energy crisis ant give a broad Washington view of the international situation. Cuban Policy state department of ficials in Washington said he had no intention of altering the economic blockade the U.S. in stituted against Cuba in 1964, hi Was expected to face attempts tp-obtain a more lenient policy toward Fidel Castro's regime. .Cuba is the only Latin Ameri can nation not taking part in thi conference, but the Cubans an keeping an eye .on the proceed ings. T h e official Cuban news agency, Prensa Latina, has sev eral correspondents accreditet to the conference, and Wednes day the Cuban ambassador t Mexico lunched with official from Peru, Panama and Argen tina. WASHINGTON (AP) The taff of Hie house judiciary com- nittee has agreed on a defini- ion of impeachable offenses li a t greatly expands the grounds for possible impeach- ment of President Nixon. The definition, which includes non-criminal conduct, repre- 'ents only the views of the com- mittee's top staff lawyers. How- ever, it is expected to have a strong influence on committee members. The committee received the definition Thursday, in a legal >rief prepared under the direc- ion of John Doar, chief counsel, ind Albert Jenner, chief minor- ty counsel. Previous Uses The brief traces the history of :he impeachment clause in the Constitution and its previous uses by congress, concluding hat it has been addressed to serious offenses against the 'system of government." "The emphasis has been on he significant effects of the conduct undermining" the in- .egrity of office, disregard of the constitutional duties and oath of office, arrogation of )ower, abuse' of the government Panel Staff Broadens Impeachable Offenses CJ, Auctioneer Cedar Rapids Investigation continued Thurs day in the death of Donald Van S t e e n i s 32-year-old Cedar Rapids auctioneer, whose body was found in the Cedar rivei near a quarry east of town Wednesday. Sheriff Walter Grant, asked Thursday about suspects in the death, said, "We could make an arrest in 30 minutes or maybe 30 days." "But there are A lot of road blocks in the case, legal obsta- cles that we have to be carefu not to violate." An autopsy was performed bj a forensic pathologist at the University of Iowa hospitals, bu information on the findings was not available Thursday. Drying Clothes The sheriff said Van Steenis clothing was being dried out and will be sent to a laboratory foi analysis. The victim had been missing since Feb. 12. The next da; authorities found two sets o tracks going down to the rive from the area where Van Steenis' truck was parked. Only one set of tracks came back. Authorities dragged the rive: clues until this week. Friends of the family founc the body by 'dragging iroccss, adverse impact on the ystem of government. "Clearly, these effects can be irought about in ways not anlic- pated by the criminal the >ricf states. The brief declares that the duty of a president to "pre- erve, protect and defend the Constitution includes the duty not to abuse his powers or ransgress their limits; not to the rights of citizens, iiich as those guaranteed by the 3111 of Rights, and not to act in derogation of powers vested elsewhere by the Constitution." Political Nature .The brief acknowledges that :he political nature of a Pres- ident's role makes it difficult to define the meaning of "faithful exercise of his powers." "A President must make poli- cy and exercise it says. "This discretion necessari- y is broad, especially in emer- ency situations, but the consti- -utional duties of a President mpose limitations on its exer- cise." Although the brief was agreed o by both Doar and Jenner, it s understood that last-minute changes, deleting more specific indings, were necessary in order to win Jenner's approval. Rep. Robert MeClory (R-I11.) said the disagreement was so severe the Republicans" were considering issuing a minority report until Doar agre.ed to the deletions. l Guide Only Rep. Peter Roclino chairman of the committee, said the-brief will be a valuable guide to the members but tha each one will ultimately have to make an individual choice as to what constitutes an impeach- able offense. At a meeting Wednesday, the Democrats indicated they are planning to lake a tough stand with the White House in seeking evidence for the committee's impeachment inquiry. "We're "going to take the ini tiative. We're not going to let ourselves be pushed said Rep. Robert Drinan (D- He said the committee is pre pared to list the evidence i wants in a letter to President Nixon's chief Watergate lawyer James St. Clair, and to state that a subpoena for the mater ial will Tje issued if the materia is not turned over promptly. In. other Watergate develop ments: The senate judiciary commil tee said Wednesday it had ni immediate plans to hold publii hearings over the dispute be tween President Nixon and spe cial Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski. Jaworski has beei] SLA Asks Additional Million (Continued: Page 3, Col. 8.) (Continued: Page 2. Col. Admiral Denies Spy Role (AP) A navy admiral Thursday denied participating 'in a military spy- ing operation inside the White House and portrayed such alle- the attempt of an department, testified former presidential adviser John Ehr- lichman concluded a military spying operation was under way in the White House despite We- gations as elisted men to escape charges of j lander's denials. leaking secret documents to the! The admiral said Ehrlichman press i summoned him to his While Rear Adm. Robert Wclandcr House office and demanded that he sign a statement admitting to "the wildest possible totally false charges of 'political spy- ing' on the White House." After he refused, Welandcr s a i d. Ehrlichman questioned him about a report prepared by the While House plumbers in vcstigalive group headed by David Young. Wclandcr, who testified he was the one who initially named Rndford as the likely source of the leak of documents to colum- nist Jack Anderson, said the in- vnstignlion was turned around and pointed at him. "Primary Suspect" The nssertlons within Ihn Young report, Wclandcr said, said under other circumstances the actions of Yeoman I.e. Charles E. Ratlford "would have been branded treason Radford has testified he re- ceived lavish praise and encour- agement for the successful pil- fering of highly sensitive files from Henry Kissinger. He said he was instructed by superiors to obtain all the sensitive infor- "I could get my hands "Sticky Fingered" To the contrary, testified We lander, who said he only learned after While House and Pentagon investigations that Radford was "sticky fingered" In the course of his duta with n joint chiefs of slafl liaison of- flea In (he While House ln'1071, Wolundcr, who now holds n lop policy position in llic mivy inallon on." 'were the unsubstantiated ns- serlions of a young mini (lind- ford) under Intensive intcrrogn lion us the primary suspect ii an offense which could cntai severe penalties for him." The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. Adm. Thomas H Moorcr has denied the inspira lion or tacit approval of an> military spying operation am has said he had free access t Kissinger and plans for the ent of the Vietnam war, stratcgii arms talks and changing .U.S relations with China and the So- viet Union. Rut Rndford testified that on four trips he made from De- cember, 1970, lo December, 1971, he was asked lo acquire documents on some of those same subjects for delivery lo the Pentagon. On three of Ihe trips, the yeoman accompanied Gen. Alexander Haig, now Ihe White House chief of staff, on sensitive diplomatic missions to Indo- Chlna. Two successive admirals In a joint chiefs liaison office in the White House carefully prepared Hmlfonl to find out all he could about plnns for U.S. troop with- drawals, the Imminent peace r.l, Col. 3.) IIILLSBOROUGH, Calif. UPI) The kidnapers of Pa- ricia Hearst Thursday demand- d another million in food as t condition of her release, and aid if the family does not 'comply they will ircak off. communication. A family spokesman said the atest communique from the ter- orist Symbionese Liberation Army came in the form of a ape and letter left in a San r a n c i s c o telephone booth Wednesday night. The commu- lique was addressed to the Rev iecil Williams, who received an earlier communique, and he vas alerted to its whereabouts >y an anonymous telephone call. The latest communication also contained a reference by the SLA to the two men being held in San Quentin prison charged with murder in the assassination of Oakland schools Supt. Dr. Marcus Foslcr. The SLA claimed re- sponsibility for that killing.' It said that if the family doe: not meet the demands, the SLA mil break off communication: and keep Miss Hearst hostagi according to the terms of the Geneva convention, and her status will not change until the status has changed for the two SLA members, Joseph Remiro and Russell Little. "Miss Hearst The 20-minute tape also con- tained a few words from a woman believed to be Patty Hearst. .At the end of the tape she "Today is Feb. 19. Today the shah of Iran executed two men at dawn." Most of the tape was a man's voice identified as who also spoke on an earlier tape recording received by the Hearsts. Family members said they were satisfied the tape record- ing was authentic. In the tape, the family spokes- man said, Cinque said the ?2 million already pledged by Miss Hearst's father, newspaper 'pub- lisher Randolph Hearst, "is not enough" as ajgood will gesture. Lists Assets The voice of Cinque listed at length assets of the Hearst family and the Hearst Founda- which is putting up 51.5 million of the million food giveaway program. Among the assets Cinque listed was an orange grove, .a house in La Jolla, Calif, (which the Hearst spokesman said had been membership in a Marysville, Calif., duck club; a listing of stocks the family spokesman said was inaccurate; 24 Greek vases in the Hearst horhe Cin- que said were worth each, and a rug collection. Cinque called the assets the "enormous power and wealth of the Hearst family" and sug- gested Ihe family was withhold- ing its resources in its offer of the food program lo win Patty's release. The Hearst spokesman said Cinque appeared lo be backing away from Patty Hearst's re- mark on an earlier (ape re- cording that whatever, her father did would be sufficient. Denounces Critics On the tape, Cinque also cle- (Continned: Page 3, Col. 4.) By Frank Nye DBS MOINES It appeared Thursday that the 65-foot twin .railer truck bill passed by the Iowa senate, 26 to 23, Wednes- day, will fall victim to Gov. Robert Ray's veto pen. "At first glance it looks like the language in the bill raises some serious Ray said at his Thursday news con- 'erence. He referred to a section in the )ill permitting big trucks to .ravel to and from points five miles away from the state's bur-lane highways, which the :ill permits them to use. One interprelation of that "makes it look like (rucks could travel on any road in the the governor said. He noted that Sen. Tom Riley (R-Cedar Rapids) had tried to clarify the language with an Today's Index Comics .....................24 Crossword..................24 Dally Record ................3 Deaihs.....................3 Editorial Features.......... 6 Farm.................... 21 Flininelal ..................25 Marion .....................26 Movies.....................22 Society Sports ...................17-20 Slate Television ..................El Wanl Ads................27-31 Teleohoto REG MURPHY'S pastor, Robert McMullen, talks to newsmen in front of the kidnaped Atlanta editor's home. Truck Bill Veto Hinted amendment rewriting the sec- tion, which the senate rejected 28 to 20. Federal Edict Ray said another serious question has been raised at the national level by Federal High- way Administrator Norbert Tie- mann's statement that the states may be asked to let hea- vier trucks of 70-feet in length use their highways temporarily during the energy crisis or face the loss of federal highway funds. Ray said the federal govern- ment had put a great amount of money into building interstate highways and probably lias some say over them, but it is one thing to pay for their con- struction and another to pay for their maintenance, which the state has to do. Ray said additional truck Israeli Army Wraps Up Suez Front Withdrawal By United Press International Smiling and giving peace signs, the last of the Israeli roops who stormed across the Suez Canal in.the 1973 Middle last war rolled across the wa- .erway in tanks and trucks Thursday to wind up a 129-day occupnlion of the canal's wesl jank. Hundreds ot Patlon and Cen- .urion tanks, artillery pieces ind armored personnel carriers streamed across the canal into lie Sinai over the last Israeli iridge as its forces completed he fourth stage of the disen- l a g c ni e n t agreement with Egypt. Evacuated Area A senior Israeli paralroop commander whose unit first crossed the waterway under fire formally turned over the eva- cuated area and the causeway to U.N. forces at noon (5 a.m. One soldier held aloft a three- fool-long wooden key to give to the U.N. commander. Others in sheer exuberance swam lazily across the canakon their backs, spurting water from their mouths and laughing. Even as they swam, the ninv hie nf explosions could he heard in the distance as Israeli .sap- pers destroyed Egyptian mili- tary installations before giving up the last one-third of the 560- square mile west bank captured in the war. Many of the soldiers were to je demobilized in the next few days and weeks, and it showed on their faces. Minority Regime On the Israeli political scene, Prime Minister Golda Meir set out Thursday to pick cabinet members in the country's first, minority government, asking a talking Defense Minister Moshe Dayan to join the shaky coali- tion. Dayan said Mrs. Meir lacked the necessary parliamentary strength to set up a coalition "with political direction." He called instead for new elections and vowed to boycott a'minority government. Mrs. Meir announced plans f o r the minority coalition Wednesday night. Political sources said the new coalition, although three votes short of a majority in the knes- scl appeared strong enough to negotiate Middle East peace settlement with the support of fringe par tics. 58 Votes The coalition, made up ol Mrs. Mfiir's Labor group, alfi- (Continued: Col. 8.) weights on Iowa highways would accelerate their break- down. He surmised that some of the senators who voted to ex- tend the present 60-foot twin trailer length to 65-foot, might balk at voting for 70-foot trucks, and particularly if the federal government threa- tens to take away funds. They resented this when the government made the same hreat in forcing passage of the 55-mile-per-hour speed limit hat takes effect in Iowa March he continued. Truck Fees Getting back to the 65-foot ;win trailer bill that will reach him soon, Ray gave an- other hint he may veto it when le said there is nothing in it lo ncrease truck fees to help pay or additional wear and tear on he highways. The 26 lo 23 senate vote for ong trucks was far short of the 14 votes needed to override a Ray veto. The bill was passed by the louse last year and the senate's action came despite repeated statements by Ray that he looks with disfavor on longer twin- railers. which are limited to 60 feet now. All during the 1973 session and his year Ray has warned Ihe egislature he wouldn't consider egalizing longer trucks until it sends him a bill creating a new state department of transpor- tation "Is It Feasible" There is a pressing need for ransportation planning in Iowa, lay continues to pound away, ind one phase of this planning would be lo determine whether t is feasible to let longer twin .railers use the highways. He lold the legislature in his Jan. 14 message that opening Iowa's four-lane highways lo onger trucks would mean we would have more trucks a year breaking down these traf- fic arteries. Only Wednesday at his press conference he pointed out there lContinual: Page S, Col. 4.) Atlantan Is Grabbed by New Group ATLANTA Editor John R. "Reg" Murphy of the Atlanta Constitution, Georgia's largest morning newspaper, ap- parently was kidnaped Wednes- day night by a group calling it- self the "American Revolu- tionary or Liberation army." A man who identified himself as a "colonel" in that army told a Constitution official that the newspaper would hear further from the group. "We have to assume that Reg has been said Con- stitution Executive Editor Bill Fields Thursday morning. Talk on "Story" Murphy, 40-year-old father of two teenage daughters, left his home around p.m. EOT Wednesday with a man who claimed he wanted to discuss a news story. At p.m., Jim Minter, managing editor of the Constitu- got a telephone call from a man who said Murphy had been kidnaped. He said the Constitution would hear further from him by an- other means, "meaning, I as- sume, that it would be other means than a Fields said. The abductors then called television station WAGA'. The _ caller told WAGA, "We have Reg Murphy, editor the Con- stitution, arid don't bother to call the FBI. It won't help." The FBI immediately' swung into action, however, and repor- tedly was looking for a green Ford Torino, in which they ap- parently believe Murphy was abducted. Wife Called Shortly afterward, Murphy's wife, Virginia, received a call 'rom a man who said, "If you want to know about your hus- >and, call'Jim Minter." Fields said Ihere had been no contact with.the abductors since hen. Murphy's rambling brick mme, located in an old section n northeast Atlanta, was placed under security. Fields said Mrs. Murphy was "holding up very velh" Mrs. Murphy told UPI this morning that her husband had eft home at 'p.m. with a man "and he hasn't returned. ie is missing under suspicious circumstances, but I don't know anything she said. "I'm vailing for word from him." Waiting To Hear Asked what word he had for he kidnapers, Fields replied: 'We would simply like to hear rom them, to learn what they want. We would, certainly do anything we could to get Reg >aek. We want him back as soon as possible and un- larmed." Fields was also asked whether ransom demand would be met. "We have had no indica- ion of what might be (Continued: Page 3, Col. Today's Chuckle Isn't it nice that you never meet a kid who wants to pull out pictures of his grand- parents? --corwrlniii JOHN MURPHY ;