Cedar Rapids Gazette, March 4, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

March 04, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 4, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Cloudy, colder to- night. Ixiw In mid 20s to low 30s. Illghs 'rues- ilay upper 4Us to low 50s. VOLUME 92 NUMBER 53 CITY FINAL 10 CENTS CEDAR KAPIDS, IOWA, MONDAY, MARCH ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES NO MITCHELL-STANS Say Golda To Remain As Premier BULLETIN JERUSALEM Sources said Monday that Premier Golda Mcir had reluctantly agreed to stay on as leader of Israel's next government, canceling her announced resignation. No official con- firmation was available. JERUSALEM (UPI) Prime Minister Golda Meir Monday de- layed plans to announce her res- ignation formally and political sources said she may either .be reconsidering her decision (o. step down or searching for a suitable replacement. Mrs. Meir had planned to tell President Ephr'aim Katzir at a.m. that-'she-.was-giving up her unsuccessful efforts to form a 'minority government. The meeting was at first post- poned to 5 p.m., then to 7 p.m. as she continued talks with party colleagues pleading with her to remain in office. "The postponement has led to speculation that she may be re- considering her a political source said. "She's meeting with various people at the moment." Mrs. Meir announced her de- cision to step down Sunday night at a meeting of her Labor party. Brink of Elections The decision put the Jewish state on the brink of new elec- tions, political sources said, and opened the possibility of a hew coalition including right-wing factions opposed to Israel's postwar negotiations with the Arabs. The newspaper Yedioth Ahr- onoth said Mrs. Meir might be approaching other members of her Labor party to form a gov- ernment, including'Deputy Prime Minister Yigal Allon, Foreign Minister Abba Eban or Finance Minister Pinhas Sapir. Allon conferred with Mrs. Meir for several hours during the morning. "There's no doubt that she can make the best prime min- ister in these Allon said on 'emerging from the talks. (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.) Legislators Predict No Long-Truck Override By Frank Nye DES MOINES There will be no attempt to override Gov. Robert Ray's veto of the long- iruek bill, Republican majority leaders in the legislature said Monday. But they look for a second ef- 'ort to legalize 65-foot twin trail- ers through an amendment to a senate-passed bill (SF 1079) al- lowing bigger trucks in Iowa's jorder cities. Ray Firm Ray indicated Monday he would veto any second effort to Veto'Victim's Desk Draped In Mourning DES MOINES-Sen. W R. Rabedeaux chief sponsor of the long- truck bill vetoed Saturday i by Gov. Robert, Ray, had his senate desk draped in black and adorned with a lighted candle in mourn ing Monday by Sen. Ralph McCartney (R-C h a r 1 e s Backgrounding the scene was the front page of the Sunday Cedar Rapids Gazette with the banner line "RAY OVERTURNS TRUCK legalize longer trucks in what- ever form it might reach him. "It should be he told his news conference, "af- ter having vetoed truck bill that it is not accept- able -whether in this form or some other form." Ray acknowledged "there are those (legislators) who would like to kill that one (the border city bill) if they don't get this one (the long-truck These were the latest develop- ments following Ray's veto last Saturday'of the bill to 65 feet the -legal length 'of twin- trailer trucks from the, present 60 feet. Truckers Protest Even as his news conference was in progress, there were re- ports of truckers staying off the job lo protest his veto. (See story page 5.) "Obviously, they are un- Ray 'said. "But I don't know what their motive is." When a newsman suggested it might be to get the governor to change his veto decision, Ray replied: "I've made that decision and here's no way to change that. If they're thinking in terms of jenerating legislative support to override, I doubt it would be successful." G.O.P. Leaders His statement was echoed a :ew minutes later; by House Re- publican Leader Edgar Holden (R-Davenport) and senate G.O.P. leader Clifton Lamborn Each said he doesn't plan lo ry to override Ray's veto. A two-thirds majority vote is 'needed-'.in' .each-chamber to override the veto and Ihe long- truck bill (HF 671) was short of those majorities when pass- ed The house passed the bill, 60- 34, on June 7, 1973, seven votes shy of the 67 two-thirds majority required to override the veto. The senate passed it Feb. 2C this year, 26-23, far short of the 34 votes needed for a two-thirds majority. Popular Governor In the past, attempts to over- ride vetoes usually have found those voting "no1-1 the first time around holding to their posi- tions. Also, it is not uncommon ;o find members of the gover- nor's party who voted "yes" refusing to try to override their own governor. This would lie particularly true with a governor enjoying Ray's popularity rating in the polls. The border city truck bill was written specifically to legalize what's been going on illegally for years in 'Trucks 'of greater length and weight than Iowa law allows aave been hauling livestock to the stockyards there from the adjoining states. Council Approval SF 1079 legalizes use by these trucks of border city strcels to laul livestock if they are legal in adjoining slates and if the Border city council approves. If the legislature amended the border city bill to permit 65-foot twin trailers on other Attempt at Coalition Fails, Heath Resigns BULLETIN LONDON (AP) Conserva- tive Prime Minister Edward Heath resigned Monday after 44-months in office, clearing the way for Harold Wilson to set up a new Labor govern- ment. LONDON (UPI) The Liber- al parly Monday rejected an offer by Prime Minister Edward Heath lo join his conservatives in an anti-socialist coalition. In- stead, it proposed a "grand alli- ance" of Conservatives, La- boritcs and Liberals lo rescue the country from its economic crisis. But political informants said the "grand alliance" suggestion was unacceptable both to Heath or to labor parly leader Harold Wilson. They said this left Heath vir- tually no choice except to resign nncl to advise Queen Elizabeth lo summon Wilson lo form a Labor party government. Wilson has said he is ready lo do so. Further Hlow In n further blow In Heath's hopes of carrying on an "anli- government, 10 II luird line I'rolcslanl militant members of parliament from Northern Ireland agreed in Uel- fnst lo KO It alone and not I" join nny government I" London. Labor party sources said If Wilson Is suniniiinwl form H government, with thi! .101 (Continued: Page 3, Col. 4.) members of parliament alone, even though they do not con- stitute a majority of (Sic new 635-mcmbcr house of com- mons. They said he will push aheat with Labor's program, including nationalization of additional kej industries, until the party i; defeated in parliament and tha1 Wilson then will call a new gen eral eleclion to seek a full ma jority. Queen Cancels Trip Amid Ihe deepening political and industrial crisis Bucking- ham palace announced the queen has canceled her return to Aus- tralia, previously scheduled for Wednesday. The announcement said it will be decided later whether she will go ahead with a scheduled stale visit lo Indonesia. U n d e r Brilain's unwritten constitution she must be on hand lo accept the resignation of an outgoing prime minister and appoint his successor usually on the "advice" of the outgoing government chief. Heath called the national elec- tions In an effort lo win u man- ....IP In settle a crippling coal millers' strike thai has dwindled energy supplies and plunged Brltnln Into Us worst economic crisis since World war II.. The election resulted in a five- scat Labor party edge, bul both Ihe Lnborilcs and Conservatives fulled In win a majority In the (VlS-mcmber pnrlinmcnl. Stuck Car Upsetting Experience Someone off in a crane after- noon lo free a' car stuck in a muddy road northwest of town and ended up with the crane in a 15-foot ditch. The crane had been at a construction site on Ellis bou- levard NW extension, near where the car became stuck. Linn county deputies said the car was registered to Rob- ert L. Ament, jr., 1000 Eleventh street SW, However, Ament had report- ed to Cedar Rapids police thai his car had been stolen. The whole episode was de- scribed to deputies by several witnesses, who said they saw the incident from a distance. The crane is owned- by La- mclli and Son. Co. Prelimi- nary estimate of damage was set al Today's Index Comics.....................15 Crossword ..................15 Dnily Record Deaths ......................3 Editorial Features...........0 Farm ......................10 Financial Marlon .....................17 Movies .....................M Society Sports ...................11-13 Stale Television .................7 Want Ads................18-21 Hijacking's Aftermath Wirephoto A British jet hijacked en route from Beirut to London burned on the runway of the Amsterdam airport Sunday night. The plane, denied permission to land at Athens, flew on to Amsterdam where the hijackers released 102 passengers and crew and set fire to the jet. Airport police captured the two Arabs. Bomb Suspected in Paris Crash PARIS (UPI) A prelimi- nary report on. the crash Turkish' Airlines DC-iO jetliner :aid Monday that a bomb explo- sion could-have brought down ;he aircraft which nosedived to earth from feet Sunday, rilling 346 persons in aviation's worst disaster. Orly airport sources said spe- cialists had prepared a report "or Airport Director Gilbert Dreyfus who is leading the in- quiry. "The report states that the possibility of an explosion is supported by an important number of the sources said. Turkish airline sources in Is- tanbul said the airline had infor- mation that three Japanese and :wo Arabs aboard the crashed jiane were guerillas. They said ;he five had planned to sabotage British 'airways flight from Paris to. London but were trans- ferred to the Turkish plane be- cause of a strike by British en- gineers in London and that their Dombs exploded in flight. The airline sources said there also was a possibility the report- ed guerillas were linked with ;he seizure later in the day of a British airways jet after takeoff [rom Beirut. Arab commandos set fires to the aircraft in Am- sterdam after letting 102 per- sons on board flee the plane. "An Attack" The newspaper France-Soir said it had received two anony- mous telephone calls saying that "this was done voluntarily. It was definitely an attack." The two calls seemed lo come from the same man who claimed he was a member 11 crew members and al the "Liberal which 334 passengers. said was 'a' 'political- official. French govern- started outside France. report on the crash listed the number of dead as 345, but a was no way of confirming for Turkish Airlines the figure as 346, say- Turkey's 12 crewmen were aboard. Minister Ferda Guley said Twice day that his government toll was nearly twice as received no information to as the worst previous air port the reports of when a Jordanian bombs aboard the Paris 707 crashed on Jan. 23, "It is impossible to know at Kano airport in Nigeria cause of the crash at 176 persons. Guley said. airline spokesman said shortly after learning of the of the victims in the latest saster Guley said were Britons, Japanese could not be ruled Frenchmen. The giant, million Wayne Wilcox, cultural plunged into rustic of the U.S. embassy in woods killing everyone his. wife and two of Court Frees Cable Of Network WASHINGTON (AP) producers, the court supreme court Monday cable television operators Battle munity from copyright fees for programs imported from television industry had called the 10-year copyright bat-le significant for millions of viewers.' In a C to 3 decision, the decision came in a suit held that copyright laws do against Teleprompter, apply to cable nation's largest cable televi- (CATV) broadcast of system, by the Columbia programs lifted by System, Inc., and from commercial television production companies sell programs to the net- The cable operator acts as a transmitter and not and the producers ar- a performer and thus escapes u c d that cable operators ability for copyright fees to pay copyright fees on Heorsfs Urge SLA To Let Patty Send Note or Tape HILLSBOROUGH, Calif. national rules of the Geneva "I know that prelty soon God convention. I touch their hearts and they'll send you home Mrs. Randolph Hearst said in a quavering voice. She addressed her comment lo her kidnaped daughter Sun- day during a plea to Ihe girl's abductors to break their 11-day silence. Mr. and Mrs. Hearst, appear- ing haggard from their month long vigil, asked Ihe kidnapers of (heir 20-year-old daughter Pa- tricia lo allow her to communi- cate with them. The mysterious Symbionesc Liberation Army has claimed responsibility for dragging the college student nut of her Berke- ley apartment Feb. 4. The SLA has said she Is being held us a j prisoner of war under Iho Inter- 'Hearst, said, "I believe she is jeing held under the Geneva convention. We just would like to say hello to her. "Patty, we kind of missed you on your birthday (Feb. We thought maybe you'd be home then, but I think you'll be home prelty soon." Hearst said he knew Ihe ab- ductors wouldn't allow him to see her. "It's of course ridiculous to think thai under Ihe Gencvi convention we're going to be allowed to go Into and see her, or anybody can go he said "But under Ihe convention, yoi are allowed lo write or corre spond with other people. But sec If they'll let you send us a noli, or something and let us know you're okay." >rograms imported by cable nlo communities which coulc lot normally receive them. The U. S. circuit court in New York had ruled that cable oper- itors were subject to copyrigh aws for programs importcc within a community where Ihe same show was available on a network channel. Writing for the majority, Jus ice Stewart, said, "By import ing signals that could not nor mally be received with currcn technology in the community i serves, a CATV system does not, alter for the copyright function it for Us subscribers." purposes perform. "When 'Made Public" a television broad easier transmits a program, i (ContiniiedTTnge 3, Col. 6.) Chuckle Mattery is the art of tell- ing a person exactly what he thinks of himself. cmwighi their children died in Sunday Turkish Airlines crash nea Paris. Wilcox, a native o( N'orth Lib- erty, Ind., was formerly chair man of the political science di jartrnent at Columbia univers ty- French police refused to nil out sabotage, but declined t comment on the 'reports of commando bomb blast. Author :ies said it might take month; to complete the investigation. U.S. Board In Washington, the National Transportation Safety Board or- dered three investigators to 'aris to examine Ihe scene because the three-engine et was American-made. Turkish Airlines sources said he guerillas had planned to abotage a British Airways jet cheduled to fly Sunday from Paris to London. The sources said the comman- los were transferred with other passengers to the Turkish Air- ines plane when the British light was canceled because of a ground engineers strike at Lon- ion's Heathrow airport. The Turkish Airlines jet crashed after a smooth takeoff 'rom Paris' Orly airport for the 45-minute trip to London. Of- icials said the pilot gave no in- dication of impending disaster and his last radio report said all ivas well. French investigators reported (Continued: Page 3, Col. 6.) Remark on Grand Jury Discounted NEW YORK (AP) U.S. Dis- icl Judge Lee Gagliardi Mon- ay denied a defense motion for mistrial in the criminal con- liraey case of former Atty. en. Mitchell and ex-Commerce ecretary Stans. The judge made his decision nown after a short session in a rivate conference room behind le courtroom. In ruling against the mis- rial motion Gagliardi said he had concluded that the jury could not have drawn an in- 'erence of guilt from the open- rig statement Friday of prose- cutor James Rayhill. The judge said that the jury ad been amply instructed on ne fact that an indictment is merely an accusation and that ill defendants stand innocent mless proven guilty. Gagliardi said that reading of he opening statement con- inced him the prosecution had not planned an inference of guilt. First Witness The trial's first witness was Irving M. Pollack, recently, ap- pointed chairman of the Securi- ties and Exchange Commission, who took the stand for the gov- ernment. His direct testimony dealt mainly with the origins in 1971 of the SEC investigation into Veseo's operations. "Did Mr. Mitchell ever, at- tempt to influence you personal- ly in any case under your juris- Fleming asked on cross-examination. "No, Pollack replied. Gagliardi recessed the trial abruptly last Friday to consider the effect of a passage in the opening statement of the federal prosecutor; The words had trig- gered an immediate objection from Stans' lawyer and a mo- tion for mistrial. "Like Yourselves" Rayhill, told the jurors at the end of his statement: "As you listen to the witnesses testifying before you, put yourselves in the place of the grand jurors who in- vestigated the case, citizens like yourselves." The defense- objected, con- tending the statement implied the jurors should infer guilt from the indictment. Gagliardi had instructed the jurors beforehand that indict- ments arc only accusations and not findings of guilt. Gagliardi said Rayhill's re- marks contained "apparent ex- ordering prosecution and defense attorneys to file (Continued: Page 3, Col. 0.) Nixon Stands by Haldeman Testimony on Key Meeting WASHINGTON (UPI) Pres- ident Nixon stands by state- ments last summer supporting :cstimony by his former top aide, II. R. Haldeman, regard- ing payments of hush money to the original Watergate defend- ants, a White House spokesman said Monday. Testimony by Haldcmnn be- fore the senate Watergate com millcc in which he quoted Nixon as saying payment of such money would be wrong, was specifically listed as a lie in an indictment handed down Friday againsl the former While House chief of staff. Responding d. question s from reporters, deputy urcsi- dcnlinl press secretary (icrnld Warren said Monday the President stands by state- ments nt an Aug. 22 news con- ference in which Nixon snld llaldcinnn's version of tile meeting wus correct. Warren also snld Nixon line, no Intention of trying to keep Judge John Sirica from turning over a secret grand jury report o the house judiciary commil- .ec if he decides to do so. It was not known whether Siri- ca had read the him at the same time as the indictments of seven former Nixon whether he had decided on the grand jury's request to turn it over to tha judiciary committee considering Nixon's impeachment. The sealed report is believed to detail the grand jury's views on the President's involvement, if any, in the Watergate cover- up. The Friday indictment ac- cused Haldeman of lyingtwhon he told the senate Watergate committee last summer that when John Dean told Nixon and himself that million would be needed to hush up the de- fendants, the President said It could IK raised but that "would be wrong." ;