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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette March 6, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 6, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather— Colder tonight, lows in 20s. Clearing Thursday, highs in 10s. VOLUME 92 - NUMBER 55 CITY FINAL IO CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH (i, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES NIXON PLEDGES COOPERATION Threat on Golan Sets Israel Unity JERUSALEM (AP) - The quarreling leaders of Israel’s Labor party agreed to form a minority cabinet Wednesday and the Israeli state radio attributed the reconciliation to rising tension on the Syrian front. Israeli newspapers published reports from abroad that the Syrians were concentrating forces along a 40-mile front on the Golan Heights and Israeli radio said intelligence information indicated Syria was planning an attack to try to recapture the salient taken by Israeli forces in the October war. There were indications that Premier Golda Mcir might bd able to form a majority government. Dayan Agrees Mrs. Meir made plans to submit her new minority cabinet to President Ephraim Katzir after winning Defense Minister Moshe Dayan’s agreement to remain in the government. And the National Religious party, whose decision to stay out of the cabinet prevented Mrs. Meir’s putting together a majority in parliament, said it was reconsidering its position. Dayan flew to the Syrian front and conferred with field commanders. Dayan withdrew his resignation at a meeting of the old cabinet Tuesday night. The meeting had been called to discuss developments in either foreign affairs or national security that the government cloaked in secrecy and nobody would explain. However. Transport Minister Shimon Peres, Dayan's closest political colleague, said there had been a “change in the situation.” He said the all-party national unity government that he and Dayan had demanded was no longer feasible because “what has to be done has to be done quickly, and I don't think that, under the present circumstances, a government of national unity could be formed with the necessary speed.” “Quick Action” Offers Jury Evidence, |^jjxon Hits "Interview" to House 'Stumbling' Energy Bill WASHINGTON (UPI) - Pres- Three-Million-Bushel Loss —UPI Telephoto Gazette Leased W ires    peachment matter, Dour said it WASHINGTON — President' is under an obligation to act ex- Nixon informed the house judi-j P^diti°usly. J ciary committee Wednesday he    St. Clair’s View will give it all the material he Sirica then asked St. Clair! I has already turned over to the whether he thought there was1 Watergate grand jury “without any need ,or mater'aI m I J10 ident Nixon vetoed    the    energy briefcases given him by the!    .    ...    .    , grand jury to be turned over thc e rn e r g e n c y act Wednesday, house.    charging that the measure St. Clair said that although he | would “undo the progress we does not know what is in the; have already made” and force briefcase “I don’t believe there is.” “I believe the critical materi-| a1 ... will be furnished forth-'amendments and parliamentary with on order of the President | Puzz,es which have markcd thG of the United States,” he added, stumbling route of this bill St.    Clair disclosed that    tfie i through the congress    must sealed report is Vk to 2 pages!make Americans wonder what , .    long;    that is in addition to    the'has    been going on in Washing- kr J ry briefcase containing grand jury ton    while they confront    their evidence.    own very rea^ problems,” the Referring to news accounts President said. I about    the sealed report,    St.!    Before Approval ■ .    . .    ....    ...    Clair said, “We consider there ...    .    ,    .    , what the judge should do whit has ^ V brcacl) (, Nixon had announced last the sealed report which sources d ■ secrecy *»    week, even before the house have indicated contains grand    ,, J .. * .    Dubiishpd gave final approval to the bill, jury findings on the President’s! 1    puD,lsn' that he would veto it, partly limitation.” The President also offered to answer written questions and submit to an oral interview if the committee is not satisfied with the written answers. Nixon's decision was announced by James St. Clair, the President’s chief Watergate lawyer, at a hearing called to hear arguments on the disposition of a sealed j report. St. Clair told Judge John Sirica that the White House would offer no recommendation as to gasoline rationing on the nation. “The amendments, counter An estimated three million bushels of grain were destroyed in this fire which gutted a Minneapolis elevator early Wednesday. During the height of the fire the west wall collapsed in a sheet of flame. Democrats, G.O.P. Split Elections role in Watergate. Under Oath During a recess St. Clair told reporters the President would be willing to undergo more than one interview' by the judiciary committee and that there would (Continued: Page 3, Col. 6.) By Associated Press Special congressional tions in Ohio and California the 13th district seat for clee-j years. With 468 cf 480 precincts re 19 quirer, received 70 percent the vote in a 1972 election. Filibuster on Pay Increase Headed Off because of a provision calling for crude oil price rollbacks. The senate approved the compromise measure by a margin of better than 2 to I, and supporters of the bill said they felt they had a chance of getting the necessary two-thirds senate vote to override the veto. Congres- WASHINGTON (UPI) — The sional observers doubted a two- amounted to a split decision '“ porting, Lagomarsino had 51,987 thc latest test of voter sentiment' on Watergate and the Nixon ad- votes lo 45'232 for al1 seven ministration    Democrats combined. Democrat Voters in the Cincinnati area James Loebl see the Nixon administration not just Watergate, but everything the administration has stood for.” Robert Strauss, the Democratic national chairman, said it was running elected a Democratic represent- 0nd with 18.416. ative for only the fourth time    _    . ... . Ibis century, but a California    1    ers,,nal V,ct,,r}'    --Lagomarsino    characterized    it (Pilotos on I n I Inc Pnge) a personal victory based on Art^wvwwwvwvsiWwwwvww.M “v pcidunai ¥iv,iv/ijr dad VU un Republican scored an impres-1 his record of 13 years in the Jive victory over a field of California legislature and not a. . seven Democrats for a vacant!vote of confidence for the Nixon    be southern California seal. Both administration or a referendum ...    .    .. elections took place Tuesday. on Watergate. In two previous special clee- j Loebl attempted to portray tions this year, voters in Penn-; Lagomarsino as a party “loyat Sylvania and Michigan elected jist” with unwavering support of Democrats to fill previously tho administration. “safe” COP seats. Political ob-! “People know I am not that servors said the results indicat-J way. They trust me. They know! cd a possible trend that could!I’m honest,” Lagomarsino said. | carry over into this fall’s con- The soft-spoken lawyer, ousi-j gressional elections.    ness    man    and rancher from .    ...    .    .    Ojai said he hopes to take his Dismisses Watergate    lh'uen eant    nnvf    ^    NEW Y()RK be no objection to his speaking of Keating said he thought Pres- under oath, j ident Nixon “was a factor, and j st. Clair also said. “We can a big one.” Ile said Watergate probably make delivery of some senate voted Wednesday to'Thirds majority could be mus-also was a factor and the clee- documentation this afternoon.”!block a potential filibuster and *ered *n house. lion was “a signal to thc White He said that included some of 19 paVed the way to kill the first Nixon £ent a sPecial message „ ,,,. ,    snsrMaw**”-Htrs.*sasa “Repudiation” Gov. John Gilligan, the last Democrat before Luken to win the First district seat back in pay raise for members of congress since 1969. It invoked debate-limiting clo-On whether Nixon’s possible; lure by a 67-31 vote — one vote Referring to the rollbacks, he testimony would be given    in an    more    than the necessary two- said this    would    set    domestic open or closed hearing, St.    Clair    thirds    — and headed off a fill-! crude oil    prices    at    such low- said, “I haven't given consider-    buster    threatened by Sen. Stev-1 levels that    production    would be ation to that.”    ens (R-Alaska), a supporter of I discouraged and    compulsory Asked why the President the raise-    'gasoline rationing would be like- WASHINGTON (AP)— Presi- turned down the grand jury's T,VJ senat£ w&s expected to !-v-rent Nixon'will hold a national- request for such testimony but apP’-ve. probably later VVedncs-: Rationing, which he has con- Nixon Sets News Session Tonight publican failure    to    come    to    ly televised and broadcast news    's willing    to give grips with the    many    serious    j conference at 6:30 this evening,    I committee    of the problems confronting    the    na-    Iowa time, the White House an-    Clair said: lion.”    nounced. it before a dav’ a resolution to deny the; sistently opposed, would cost house, Witness: Ehrlichman Tied to Vesco Case house seat next week. He de-    NEW YURK (AP) — A gov-    chatted on the phone about ar California slate Sen.    Robert I scribed himself as “a moderate    e r n rn e n t witness testified    Veseo, how he “considered him- jpc«u ...arm    urn,,    mid    inflation Lagomarsino. who said    Water- conservative" who has an open    Wednesday that former Atty,    self a friend of Ihe Nixon family Watergate coverup    trials    which    ..,""5 rho Israeli na.ionai radio said «* Ti* "»i “ ™    <*»•    “>“<    »im    he    had    - a friend of Edward and Don- wit. begin in September.    C(,umry,. gj    $10,300 annual, raise for mem-    $1.5 billion a year and a bureau- bers of congress, plus otherjcracy of 17,000 people to ad-"This is a unique proceeding raiscs for high officials inthe minister, Nixon said, involving the house ofrepre “ve branch ard "* I *'    “Unworkable” m'H’ivm Ym V*"    Unless    the senate or house The President also contended the United States and therefore acts fcrf#r# roidnjght Saturday,; that the legislation would es- 1LU 0    the nay increases, recommen-    tablish “an unworkable and Hided by President Nixon, would    equitable program” of unem- Sirica Urges Delay    ?o automatically into effect.    ployment subsistence, saddling Democratic Leader Mansfield    the government with the task of Mont.) said the raise was un- determining whether the unem it’s deserving in my unique procedures.” Sirica urged the house judici- ry committee to put off its im-    ” ‘    *7*.    "?a. u‘”    aeiermining wnemcr me    unem- •achmcnt inquiry until after    n y duni?    a I*r,od    ployment of each jobless    worker .dcnment mqutry until alter    lnflatl„n an(,    tt)ngregs should    was energy related. example for the Dayan decided to join the government because of “a redeployment of Syrian troops” necessitating “quick action.” The Israeli newspaper Haver, quoting foreign press reports, said some elements in Syria’s ruling Baath party (Continued: Page 3, Col. 5.) more than 50 percent of the Nixon should be impeached. total vote over the entire field of ..n1m„ M#st seven Democrats, avoiding thc necessity for a runoff. His oppo-1 In Ohio, supporters of Demo-nents had campaigned on Wa- erat Thomas Luken chanted tergate with varying degrees of “Nixon must go as their ean-intensity.    didate claimed victory over Re- Lagomarsino. 47. will claim publican Willis Gradison in a the seat of the late Rep. Charles received a memo dential aide John from presi- ald — and Mr. Mitchell said, St. Clair immediately opposed “My heart bleeds for the state ‘I’ll pass it along to Bill such a delay.    0f    the    U.S.    judiciary,”    Mans- ‘ The President would not be field said sarcastically in reply race for the First district seat. Ehrlichman , ,,, ^    J    * asking him to make some calls    ..SEC    Matters”    in favor of delaying the im- to Stevens’ remarks about low of financier Robert In July. 1971, Sears testified, peachment proceedings.” he pay for federal judges. “They...    ,    „ he met with Mitchell and dis- said.    don't    have to keep their job if w^_u^ra^e cussed “the SEC matter in some Sirica raised thc question of a they don’t want it. They can re Teague, a Republican who held British Debate Strike In Emergency Talks on behalf Vesco. The witness, Harry L. Sears, said that Mitchell told him he The final unofficial vote from didn’t know exactly what was all 478 precincts gave L.uken| wanted, and asked f0r details. 55.171 votes, or 52 percent of the j total, while Gradison had 51,057    Big    Contribution votes.    j    Sears    testified    at    the    criminal “The voters of the First dis- conspiracy trial of Mitchell and (rid of Ohio have expressed tonner Commerce Secretary thjs ,i|m, said .*he dldnt know their concern about the nature Stuns that at thc same meeting wh#.th«*r mvthin0 could be done of this administration and our on Jan. 12. 1972, he may have ^ J"    t0 Bdl Ca^y” society,” Luken said in his \ ic- indicated to Mitchell that Vesco at the first opportunity Nixon said there was “no excuse for shoveling out thc taxpayers’ money” under vague and arbitrary standards. Senator Henry Jackson (D-Wash). said the veto would the public, and the head of a Consumer Advisory LONDON (AP) — Leaders of|pay increases averaging more thc miners union and the Na-jihan 30 percent. tional Coal Board began urgent The proposal loll short of _ __________ talks Wednesday aimed at end-!umon demands and appealed watergate “has been one ofjon’s re-election campaign detail. I reminded him that Bob delay when the committee’s tire and there are hundreds Committee H,e federal En-Vesco was a very good friend of special impeachment counsel, waiting to take their jobs.”    (Continued:    Page    3, Col. 3.) mine, asking for help, that John Dour, formally asked that Vesco represented himself to bt* the judge turn over to the house a friend of the President’s fami- group the sealed report and ly, that he believed the SEC Other secret material given him staff was out to nail him.” by the Watergate grand jury Sears testified that Mitchell Friday. Not Considered Expressing concern about de- Gazette Leased Wires    sons.    The    food    s    value    was Won t Probe Hijacking Of Hearst Food Truck fendants’ right to a fair trial, SAN FRANCISCO — Leaders placed at between $34,000 and tory speech.    twas considering making a big, Sears tesUfied that Vesco SiriGa askl'd whether the coin-0f the fo&d program set up to    $60,000 Rut Gradison. while conceding [contribution to President Nix-asked hinrto come to work for a jmittee had “thought about the secUre thc release of Patricia    K tur dt C*t ing Britain’s nationwide coal doomed to oblivion in view of strike. They were under orders the Labor government’s instruc-from the new Labor government lion that negotiators can ignore it. Prime Minister Harold Wilson's new Labor government cleared the way for quick aition by telling the miners’ union and tile National ( oui Board they could ignore the anti-inflation ceiling oil pay raises imposed by Wilson’s Conservative predecessor, Ed- I ward Heath. Once the miners agree to re turn to work, Wilson is expected to end the three-day work week Heath ordered before Christmas for much of British industry and I) u s i n e s s to conserve coal-supplied electric power. Once the miners’ pay claims to “settle it quickly.” Union general secretary Lawrence Daly said before the meeting he hoped to reach a solution by the end of the day. Coal board chairman Derek Ezra said: “I’m very hopeful that we shall succeed, but I don’t know whether it will he today. There are a lot of problems to be discussed and settled.” The two sides were expected to ignore a pay hoard report on the relative pay of miners and workers in other industries. The union has already said the report does not give sutlieient ‘help to surface workers and clerks.    .jrr    it    will    be    Employ The pay hoard, appointed by merit Secretary Michael Foot’s the ousted Conservative govern*!task to convince the other men!, many factors in the election,” warned that “an election so close, in my judgment, does not indicate a particularly clear mandate.” William Keating, a Republi can who created the vacancy Vesco corporation as a lawyer Sears said Tuesday that he and that “when I decided to get reminded Mitchell twice in 1971 [aboard” in rn id-December, 1971, that Vesco considered himself a "he specifically asked me to do friend of the Nixon family. something about the SEC mat-On March 18, 1971, the Securi- ter ” Sears’ salary was $60,000 a ties and Exchange Commission year. began an investigation of Veseo Later, apparently in 1972 situation was impeachment. Later, when he resigned to become|and^h\s compania Vesco, SearsiVesco 8aid tlu'    .    .    _ president of the Cincinnati En |sajd enlisted his aid to try to fatting worse, the staff was ha ! Sirica then asked: “Don't \vu felt a police investigation might food was distributed iii the $2 advisability or feasibility of de- lf    ,    . I laying this matter until after oa! ''t a^rm ednesday to re- when the truck was recov-i this cover-up trial.”    ^ra*n    lrom asking tor an inves- ered, it was returned to a Dear replied that the commit- ligation into the hijacking of a warehouse where volunteers tee had not considered any post- truck laden with 12.5(H) pounds quickly refilled it with food and ponenient. The committee has of meat, poultry and produce. was returned to the Hunter set an April 30 target date for Sources said the coalition of 1>uint distribution center. making a recommendation on activist groups named to direct The hijack was the only in- the “People In Need” program cident to mar the third time Judge Tardy, Fines Self $50 ADRIAN, Midi. (AIM A county district court judge fined himself $50 Tuesday because he was IO minutes late for an examination hearing Officials said Judge Ralph Kulm found himself in contempt of court for being tardy. KCI Mitchell to help bv getting I raataR him and he had failed in j think it nile committee) ought antagonize thc Symbionose Lib- ,Cont.p^-fcnl , , ?.....  E,    :    mnlimmne    fri.w    to    in    tho    ta    think    uhfUlt    it?”       A.........I....I. I,:.J ......I vAMUUlUetl. idgC J, LOI. J.) I Yesco’s side o tin* affair to SEC I Chairman William Casey. In May. Sears wrote to Mitchell, and in a phone talk with Mitchell in June, Sears testified, “Mr. Mitchell indicated to me that at some point he’d cheek with Bill Casey about it.” Vesco had complained he had not been able to get beyond the level to the chairman. Sears said lie and continuous tries to get to the to think about it commission, Sears testified,) Hoar said he and: “Mr. Vesco said: ‘I think you Ition. could do as you tried to for me last year — bring this to the attention of the commission. I’d like get staff sonit> help.’ I “I said: ‘Bob, I tried last year erat ion Army, which kidnaped •oulil not speak t h e daughter of Randolph! for the committee on that ques- Hearst, president and editor of: the San Francisco Examiner. Lone Man A lone man toting a shotgun city’s Hunter Point section j Tuesday. He pointed the weapon conceded underground miners are entitled to .special treatment because of the conditions of their work and proposed! To Hun for Governor WASHINGTON (AIM Rep. unions that they should model -j Jerome Waldie says he w ill run ate their pay demands to keep for the Democratic nomination from endangering the life of for governor of California in the Wilson's minority government [June 4 primary. Today s She’s at thc man who looks good. “Incompleteness” Hoar told the court that if the you    to do    that    if    you    could (house is forced to make its    hijacked the    truck    as    it    headed' John    Mitchell    to    give    us!decision without the grand jury    toward    a distribution    center    in material “the entire country    the will experience a feeling of in-Mitchell ;*nd I really don’t know, lf you completeness.’’    at the driver s head and ordered think I can be helpful, I’m will- Do,ar said the rule of law him to drive a short distance, ing to try’. ‘    requires that the judgment of    The driver was then released Sears is expected to testify    the house in this impeachment    and the hijacker drove away. I ll tic Lit*    (bat Mitchell warmed    up to    cf-    proceeding be based on the best    The truck was found later but age    where    any    forts on Vcseo’s behalf    after    the    material available."    with the foodstuffs missing, back looks ;financier secretly contributed Referring to what he called PIN officials said the truck copyright |$200,(KH) to President Nixon’s the house’s “solemn eonstitu-had been loaded with enough j 11972 campaign.    j    tional responsibility” in the im-food for as many as 4.(KH) per- Today's Index Comics ...... HD Crossword ...... 8D Daily Record ....... 3A Deaths ....... 3A Editorial Features — SA Farm ...... 12C Financial 91) Marion ... bit Movies TD Society HIH IHM Sports I D HI) State .....1C-3C Television ......... ...... JKJ Want Ads ...... IIIH3I) ;

  • Bill Casey
  • Derek Ezra
  • Ephraim Katzir
  • Golda Mcir
  • Harold Wilson
  • Harry L. Sears
  • Henry Jackson
  • James Loebl
  • James St. Clair
  • Jerome Waldie
  • John Dour
  • John Gilligan
  • John Sirica
  • Lawrence Daly
  • Michael Foot
  • Moshe Dayan
  • Ralph Kulm
  • Robert Strauss
  • Shimon Peres
  • Thomas Luken
  • William Casey
  • William Keating
  • Willis Gradison

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: March 6, 1974

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