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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette February 21, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 21, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- R a i ii changing to Know by F rlduy. Lows In 20s. Millis friday in 80s. VOLUMK 92 NUMBER 43 LO C f clar l\tuurU # CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1974 CITY FINAL IO CENTS ASSOCIATED press, cpi, new york times EDITOR KIDNAPED ARMY » Kissinger Unity Call To Latins MEXICO CITY (AP, - Secretory of State Kissinger Thurs-day urged “a new spirit” in hemispheric relations and an end of ‘ condescension and confrontation ” as he begun talks with 24 Latin American and Caribbean foreign ministers. Ile saved the specifics for another speech to be made behind closed doors during the three-day session at the heavily-guarded Mexican foreign ministry. Kissinger emphasized that the U.S. would ‘‘do its utmost to settle outstanding differences.” “The U.S. is prepared to work with the other nations of this hemisphere on methods to eliminate new disputes or to mitigate their effect.” he told a packed public ceremony attended bv Mexican President Luis Eeheverria. ‘‘Meet as Equals” “We will not intervene in the domestic affairs of others.” Kissinger pledged. ‘‘We meet here as equals, representatives of our individual modes of life but united bv one aspiration — to build a new community.” He arrived in Mexico City Wednesday with Senate Democratic leader Mike Mansfield 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-guarded hotel. The foreign ministers have prepared an eight-point agenda of the region’s problems with the U. S. Kissinger also wants to discuss the energy crisis and give a broad Washington view of the international situation. Cuban Policy Although state department officials in Washington said he had no intention of altering the economic blockade the U.S. instituted against Cuba in 1964. he was expected to face attempts to obtain a more lenient policy toward Fidel Castro’s regime. Cuba is the only Latin American nation not taking part in the conference, but the Cubans are keeping an eye on the proceedings. The official Cuban news agency. Prensa Latina, has several correspondents accredited to the conference, and Wednesday the Cuban ambassador to Mexico lunched with officials from Peru, Panama and Argen tina. Panel Staff Broadens JLA Asks Impeachable Offenses AHHitinnal WASHINGTON (APi — Th#* nrocess. adverse imnaet on the I ■ ■wl WI I S ICS I $4 Million WASHINGTON (AP) - Th< stuff of the* house judiciary committee has agreed on a definition of impeachable offenses that greatly expands the grounds for possible impeachment of President Nixon. The definition, which includes non-criminal conduct, represents only the views of the committee's top staff lawyers. How- not ever, it is expected to have a strong influence on committee members. ( The committee received the definition Thursday, in a legal brief prepared under the direction of John Dear, chief counsel, land Albert Jenner, chief minority counsel. Previous Uses The brief traces the history of process, adverse impact on the system of government. ‘‘Clearly, these effects can be brought about in ways not antic-! ipated by the criminal law,” the brief states. The brief declares that the duty of a president to ”pre-| serve, protect and defend the Constitution includes the duty to abuse his powers or transgress their limits; not to violate the rights of citizens, HILLSBOROUGH, Calif. (UPI) - The kidnapers of Patricia Hearst Thursday demanded another $4 million in food as a condition of her release, and said if the family does not “comply precisely,” they will such as those guaranteed by the break off communication. Bill of Rights, and not to act in A family spokesman said (lie derogation of powers vested latest communique from the ter-j elaewhere by the Constitution ” rorist Symbionese liberation Army came in the form of a Political Nature    jape an(j letter left in a San The brief acknowledges that Francisco telephone booth the political nature of a Pres- Wednesday night. The commu-ident’s role makes it difficult to nique was addressed to the Rev. the imoeachment clause in "the'define the meaning of ‘‘faithful Cecil Williams, who received an Constitution and its previous exercise of his power.,”    earlier communique, and hej uses    by    congress,    concluding    “A    President    must    make    poll    was    alerted to its whereabouts I that    it    has    been    addressed    to    CY    and    exercise    discretion,    ’    if    by    an anonymous telephone offenses against the saYs- “This discretion necessari 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 Foster. I he SLA claimed responsibility for that killing. It    said that if the family does not    meet the demands, the SLA will break off communications and keep Miss Hearst hostage according to the terms of the Geneva convention, and her serious ________ “system of government.”    *y    is    broad- especially in emer- “The 'emphasis has been on]g*ncy situations, hut the consume significant effects of the tuLonal duties of a President, conduct — undermining the in- 'mP°se limitations on its excr-tegrity of office, disregard of clse- the constitutional duties and Although the brief was agreed oath of office, arrogation of t0 b-V both Dour and Jenner. it power, abuse of the government IS understood that last-minute __________ I    changes    deleting more specific; ! findings, were necessary in order to win Jenner’s approval. Rep. Robert McCrory (R ill.) said the disagreement was so severe the Republicans were Probe Continues Into Death of C R, Auctioneer Cedar Rapids News— Investigation continued Thursday in the death of Donald Van -UPI Telephoto REG MURPHY S pastor, Robert McMullen, talks to newsmen in front of the kidnaped Atlanta editor's home. body river town Rapids auctioneer, whose was found in the Cedar near a quarry east of Wednesday. Sheriff Walter Grant, asked Thursday about suspects in the death, said “We could make ani At a meeting Wednesday, the arrest in 30 minutes or maybe Democrat indicated they 30 days. “But there are a lot of road Truck Bill Veto Hinted amendment rewriting the sec- weights on Iowa highway! It appeared lion, which the senate rejected would accelerate their break- considering issuing a minority report until Doar agreed to the S(a|US wjjj noj change until the deletions.    status has changed for the two Guide Only    SLA members. Joseph Remiro Rep, Peter Rodtno (D-N.J.l iand Russell Little. S t e e n i s , t2-year-old < edar    0f    the    committee.    Miss    Hearst said the brief will be a valuable! The 20-minute tape also con-guide to the members but that tained a few words from a each one will ultimately have to woman believed to be Patty Frank Nye make an individual choice as to    Hearst. At the end of the tape    DES MOINES what constitutes an impeach-! she said,-‘ Today is Feb. 19.    Thursday that the 65-foot twin!■28 to 20 able offense    Today the shah of Iran executed    frailer truck bill passed by the two men at dawn.”    jlowa senate, 26 to 23, Wednes- ^ay    another serious1 »| Most of the tape was a mans diy, will fall victim to question has been raised at the plying to take a tough stand; V()ice identified as “Cinque”, Robert Rays veto pen.    {national    level bv Federal High blocks in the case legal obsta II! !L„,f    who ako spoke on an ear,IPr    “Al first glance 11 luoks llke! way Administrator Norbert    Tie (evidence for the committee s, tapg recording received by the    the language in the bill raises mann’s    statement that    the! Hearns.    some serious questions.” Ray states may be asked to let hea Family members said they > said at his Thursday news con- vier trucks of 70-feet in length were satisfied the tape record-[ference.    (use their highways temporarily! He referred to a section in the during the bill permitting big trucks to!the loss Federal Edict des that we have to be careful impeachment inquiry. not to violate.    I    “We’re going to take the ini- An autopsy was performed by tiativp Were not going to let |a forensic pathologist at the ourselves be pushed around,” University of Iowa hospitals, but Mid Rep> Robert Drinan (D-information on the findings was \iass.). I not available Thursday.    <    j|e sajd the committee is prettying Clothes    pared to list the evidence it The sheriff said Van Steenis’ I wants in a letter to President ; clothing was being dried out and j Nixon’s chief Watergate lawyer, I will be sent to a laboratory for James St. Clair, and to state I analysis    a    subpoena    for    the    mater- The victim had been missing bd will be issued if the material since Feb. 12. The next day,is not ,urned over promptly authorities found two sets of In other Watergate develop-tracks going down to the river ments: from th*- area where Van The senate judiciary commit-Stecnis’ truck was parked. Only tee said Wednesday it had no • one set of tracks came back.    immediate plans to hold public! Authorities dragged the river hearings over the dispute befop clues until this week.    tween President Nixon and spe-, Friends of the family found cial Watergate prosecutor Leon mpmbeiihib l„j.. i— -i :— with Jaworski. Jaworski has beep travel to and from points five miles away from the states four-lane highways, which the bill permits them to use One interpretation of that ‘‘makes it look like trucks could travel on any road in the state.”    the governor said.    st ruction and another to pay for    reach him soon. Ray gave an-    man “and he hasn't returned. He noted    that Sen Tom Riley    ,be*r maintenance, which the    other hint he may veto it when    He is missing under suspicious I (R-Cedar Rapids) had tried to    state has to do.    he said there is nothing in it to    circumstances, but I don’t know I clarify the    language with an    Ray said additional truck    increase truck fees to help pay    anything else,” she said “I’m tor additional wear and tear on    waiting for word from him.” the body by dragging (Continued: Page 3, Cot. 8.) (Continued Page Sh Col 5 ) Admiral Denies Spy Role WASHINGTON I API - A vy admiral Thursday denied irticipating In a military spy-l operation inside the White >use and portrayed such aile [lions as the attempt of an sted men to escape charges of iking secret documents to the ess. Rear Adm Robert belander id under other circumstances t? actions of Yeoman I.e. unlcs E Radford “would have en branded treason . . Radford has testified he re ived lavish praise and encour-ement for the successful piling of highly sensitive files i mi Henry Kissinger He said was instructed by superiors obtain all the Sensitive info! at ion “I could get my hands “Sticky Fingered To the contrary, testified We Ider. who said he only irned after White House and flagon investigations that afford was “sticky fingered’ the course of his duties with ii int chiefs of staff liaison of e iii the V\hite House in 1971 Welander, who now holds a [) policy position in the navy! entail an offense which could severe penalties for him ” The chairman of the Joint chiefs of staff. Adm Thomas Ii Moorer has denied the inspirit don cr tacit approval of any military spying operation and has said he had free access to Kissinger and plans for the end department, testified former presidential adviser John Ehr-lichman concluded a military spying operation was under way in the White House despite We-lander’s denials. The admiral said Ehrlichman summoned him to his White House office and demanded that he sign a statement admitting to of the Vietnam “the wildest possible totally arms talks and false charges of ‘political spy- relations with (’luna and the ing’ on the White House "    viet Union. After he refused, Welander But Radford testified that on said. Ehrlichman questioned four trips he made from Detain about a report prepared by <-ember, 1970, to December, the White House plumbers in h»7I lie was asked lo acquire vestigative group headed by documents on some of thus,* David Young    same subjects for delivery to Welander, who testified he the Pentagon was the one who initially named ling was authentic. In the tape, the family spokesman said, Cinque said the $2 million already pledged by Miss ; Hearst’s father, newspaper publisher Randolph Hearst, “is not • enough” as a good will gesture, J Lists Assets The voice of Cinque listed at j J length assets of the Hearst family and the Hearst Foupda (ion. which is putting up $1.5 million of the $2 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 soldi, in a Marysville, Calif., duck club; a listing of stocks the family spokesman! said was inaccurate; 24 Greek Bv United Press international vases in the Hearst home Cm- Smiling and giving peace que said were worth $24,000 signs, the last of the Israeli each, and a rug collection, troops who stormed across the Cinque called the assets the Suez Canal in the 1973 Middle ♦enormous power and wealth East war rolled across the wa of the Hearst family” and sug* terway in tanks and trucks gusted the family was withhold Thursday to wind up a 129-day ing its resources in its offer occupation of the canal’s west of the food program to win'bank Patty's release The Hearst spokesman down, Ile surmised that some of the senators who voted to extend the present 60-foot twin trailer length to 65-foot, might balk at voting for ‘(Moot trucks, and particularly if the federal government threatens to take away highway funds. Then resented this when the Atlantan Is Grabbed by New Group ATLANTA (UPI) Editor John R. “Reg” Murphy of the Atlanta Constitution, Georgia’s largest morning newspaper, apparently was kidnaped Wednesday night by a group calling it self the "American Revolutionary 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 kidnaped,” said Constitution Executive Editor Bill Fields Thursday morning Talk on “Story” Murphy, 40-year-old father of two teenage daughters, left his home around 7:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday with a man who claimed he wanted to discuss a news story. At 9:15 p.m., Jim Minter, managing editor of the Constitution, got a telephone call from a man who said Murphy had been kidnaped.    , He said the Constitution would hear further from him by another means, “meaning, I assume, that it would be other means than a telephone,” Fields said. The abductors then called television station WAGA. The caller told WAGA, “We have (Keg Murphy, editor of the Con-' st it ut ion, and don’t bother to ;call the FBI. It won’t help.” The FBI immediately swung into action, however, and repor-g Vs;tedlv was looking for a green Ford Torino, in which they apparently believe Murphy was abducted. Wife Called ; funds. Ray said the federal government had put a great amount of money into building interstate highways and probably has I some say over them. but it is one thing to pay for their con- I Shortly afterward, Murphy’s wife, Virginia, received a call jfrom a man who said, “If you [want to know about your husband. call Jim Minter.” Fields said there had been no contact with the abductors since then. Murphy’s rambling brick home, located in an old section in northeast Atlanta, was placed energy crisis or face of federal highway government made the same ; threat in forcing passage of the 55-mile-per-hour speed limit .    ..    .,    .. (hit lakes effect in low. March secunty !• .elds said Mrs I. he continued.    Murphy    was holding up very *    fVMr Truck Fees    Mrs    Murphy told UPI this Getting back to the 65-foot morning that her husband had twin trader bill that will left home at 7:30 pm with a Israeli Army Wraps Up Suez Front Withdrawal the highways. The 26 to 23 senate vote for long trucks was far short of the .14 votes needed to override a Ray veto. The bill was passed by the house last year and the senate’s up the last one-third of the a60- action came despite repeated' square mile west bank captur*Md{statements by Ray that he looks in the war.    'with disfavor on longer twin- Many of the soldiers were to j trailers, which are limited to 60 be demobilized in the next few feet now and it showed days and weeks, on their faces .Minority Regime On the Israeli political scene, Prune Minister Golda Meir >et said Cinque appeared to bt* backing away from Patty Hearst’s re mark on an earlier tape re war. strategic cordin8 that whatever lier changing US father did would ta* sufficient Denounces < rities On the ta|>e, Cinque also de (Continued Page 3. Col 4.) So Hundreds oi Patton and Cen turion tanks, artillery pieces,(,uf Thursday to pick and armored personnel carriers J members in the country streamed across the canal into * minority government, asking the Sinai over th** last Israeli bridge as its forces completed the fourth stage of the disen g a g e rn e n t agreement with Egypt. Evacuated Area first Mos he coali- Today s Index Radford as the likely source of the leak of documents to columnist Jack Anderson, said the in vest i gat ion was turned around arid pointed at him. “Primary Suspect” The assertions within the Young report, Welander said, “were the unsubstantiated assertions of a young man (Rad ford) under intensive interrogation as the primary suspect in On three of tin' trips, the yeoman accompanied Gen Alexander Haig, now the White House chief of staff, on sensitive diplomatic missions to ludo China. Two successive admirals in a joint chiefs liaison office iii the White House carefully prepared Radford to find out all he could about plans for U S. troop withdrawals, the imminent peace i Continued Page 3, Col 3> Comics 24 Crossword 24 I huh Record .......3 Deaths 3 Editorial Features 6 Farm 21 Financial 25 Marion 26 Mov ies 22 Society 11,15 Sports 17-20 State 4.5 Telex ision 23 Want Ads 27-31 A senior Israeli paratroop commander whose unit first crossed the* waterway under fire formally turned over the cva-icuated area and the causeway to I N. forces at noon (5 a rn COT). One soldier held aloft a three-foot dong wooden key to give to the I N commander Others in slicer exuberance swain lazily across the canal on their backs, spurting water from their mouths and laughing Even as they swam, the rumble of explosions could Im* heard in the distance as israeli sap |M*rs destroyed Egyptian military installations before giving balking Defense Minister Dayan to join the shaky lion. 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 for the minority coalition Wednesday night Political sources said the new coalition, although three votes short of a majority in th* knos-set (parliament1, appeared strong enough to negotiate a Middle East peace settlement with the support of fringe par ties. 58 V otes The coalition, made up ol Mrs. Men s Labor group affi- iContinued Page 2, Col 8 ) All during the 1973 session and this year Ray tuts warned the legislature he wouldn't consider! legalizing longer trucks until it! sends him a bill creating a new state department of transport cabinet tation DOT*, “Is It Feasible” Then* is a pressing need fort transportation planning in Iowa, Ray continues to pound away, and one phase of this planning would he* to determine whether sit is feasible to let longer twintruders use the highways lh* told tin* legislature in his j Jan. 14 message that opening! Iowa’s four dan** highway s to longer trucks would mean we would haw 95 000 more trucks a year breaking down these traffic arteries Only Wednesday af his press conference tie pointed out there i( ontinued: Page 3, ( ol 4 * Waiting To Hear Asked what word he had for the kidnapers, Fields replied: “We would simply like to hear from them to learn what thev want We would certainly do anything we could to get Reg back We want him back as soon as possible and unharmed ” Fields was also asked whether a ransom demand would be met. “We have had no indica hon of what might he required,” 'Continued: Page 3, Col 7 t I offal if'x Chuckle Isn t it nice that you never meet a kid who wants to pull out pictures of his grandparents’’    (onvf.aMi JOHN MURPHY ;

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: February 21, 1974

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