Cedar Rapids Gazette, March 18, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

March 18, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 18, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- I'artly cloudy with a finance of rain loululil J'Ows 25 to 30. Highs ruesday In the mid to upper 39s. WUJME 92-NUMBER 67 CITY FINAL 10 CENTS CEDAR KAP1DS, IOWA, MONDAY, MARCH ASSOCIATED PRESS, UP1, NEW YORK TIMES TEENS DIED BY Sirica Orders Jury Report On Nixon Given to Panel Gazette Leased Wires WASHINGTON Judge John Sirica Monday ordered that a secret grand jury report on President Nixon's role in Water- gate be turned over to the house judiciary committee's impeach- ment inquiry. Sirica ordered a two-day stay in turning the report over to permit "whatever appellate re- view may be available." "Having carefully examined the contents of the granB jury report, the court is satisfied that there can be no question regarding their materiality to the house judiciary commit- tee's Sirica said. "Beyond materiality, course, it is the committee's re- sponsibility to determine the significance of the evidence, and the.court offers no opinion as to relevance." The committee had requested the secret report so it can use a whatever evidence the gram jury had uncovered in its inqui ry inlo whether Nixon has been involved in impeachable of fenses. Concerns Nixon Sirica's opinion appeared' to confirm reports that the sealed report deals with President Nix on's role in Watergate.. "The person on whom th. report focuses, the President o the United Stales, has not ob jected to its release to the com Sirica said. "Other persons are involvet only he added. And although it has not been emphasized in this opinion, i should not be forgotten that we deal in a matter of the mos critical moment to the nation an impeachment investigation involving the President, of the United Sirica said. "I would be difficult to conceive o Arabs Lift Embargo; Will Review Decision VIENNA (AP) The Arabs lifted1 the oil embargo against the U. S. Monday, but said their oil ministers would meet in Cairo on June 1 to review the decision, a spokesman an- nounced. He said Italy and. West Ger- many henceforth would be con- sidered "friendly nations" and would receive the petroleum they need. Netherlands? The case of The subjected to. a total boycott since October, was not men- tioned in the communique is- sued by the ministers of nine Arab oil producing countries after a 90-minute meeting here. Saudi Arabia and Kuwait the .two biggest Arab oil produc- ers endorsed the decision as well as smaller oil nations in the Persian gulf. But the communique said Libya did not and also opposed increasing oil supplies to Italy and Germany. Algeria stressed its moderate position by pointing out in the communique that lifting the em- bargo against the U. S. was a some form of windfall profit; this week. The Venezuelan congress opens debate Monday on a plan to na tionalize the estimated billion tax on oil industry profits early foreign-owned oil holdings o Exxoh, Mobile, Gulf and the British Dutch-Shell Co. Vene zuela is the world's third larges exporter of oil. Coal miners returned to worl Monday in the last remaining hold-out areas of. West Virginia bringing .a Ihree-week-oid strike to an end. The strike began Feb. 25 when miners said they were unable to get enough' gasoline to commute to work. temporary measure effective until June 1. Syria, which has never sold any of it oil to the U. S. also op- posed the decision to lift the em- bargo. The other Arab countries stressed their support for Syria in its conflict with Israel. Maintain Prices On Sunday, a larger group ol oil-producing nations, the Orga nization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) ended a weekend meeting here with the announcement that they woult maintain their posted prices on crude oil until July 1. OPEC said it decision not to raise the artificial price on which their share of the oil re- venue is calculated was a good will gesture toward the leading oil Europe, Japan and the U.S. But a spokesman warned that unless the industrial nations controlled their "galloping inflation" and the prices they charge the oil nations for 'their manufactured products, they would raise the oil price again. The OPEC countries produce 80 percent of world oil exports. In other energy-related news: House ways and means com mittee chairman Rep. Wilbur Mills (D-Ark.) said he thinks his committee will do something to repeal the 22 percent oil deple- tion allowance and establish Today's Clnicklo Science corner: You can re- move coffee stains from n silk dress with n pair of scissors. Israeli Press Sees Discord On U.S. Plan By United Press International Israeli newspapers reported Monday that the U.S. and Israel are in disagreement on the amount of captured Syrian ter- ritory Israel should retain in event an agreement is reached on disengagement of forces along the Golan Heights. Israel insists on retaining all of Ihe territory captured in the K67 Six-Day war, and the U.S. opposes this, the newspaper Ma- 'ariv said. It appeared this would be among the topics dis- cussed Tuesday in Washington by Israeli Foreign Minister Ab- ba Eban and Secretary of State Kissinger. "Purple Line" The newspaper Ha'aretz said Prime Minister Golda Meir and her cabinet colleagues are unanimously opposed to any withdrawal in an initial stage troop disengagement from the "Purple Israel's cease- fire frontier with Syria before last October's fighting. Ma'ariv said, "The principle that Kissinger is aware of but does not agree with is that Israel is unwilling to go aack behind the Purple Line. That, in effect, is the point on which Jerusalem and Washing- ton do not see eye lo eye." i Government sources said the scope of Israeli disengagement proposals will be on tht agenda in Washington talks between De- fense Minister Dnyan and Kis- singer, to be set following Ihe iccretary's meeting Tuesday with Ebnn. 'Government ministers are ibsolutely opposed to any Israe- li pullbnck past the Purple Line in Ihe framework of a separa- tion of forces With Ha- 'nrcta snicl. "All possibilities raised among (Continued: Pnge 7, Col. ,1. more compelling need than that of this country for an un- swerving fair inquiry based on all the pertinent information." Not "Accusatory" Sirica said the report "draws a accusatory conclusions it renders no moral or social judg- ments. "The report is a simple and straightforward compilation of information gathered by the grand jury and no he said. James St. Clair, Nixon's chief Watergate lawyer, had told Siri- ca: "Whatever you decide to do it is quite appropriate from our point of view." i Objection But John attorney ir former Nixon' top aides H. Haldeman and John Ehrlich- vigorously against the material being given the im- peachment inquiry. He said the report was "whol- and and predicted that if it were sent to Capitol Hill the contents would be leaked immediately to re- porters. .you think the Pres- ident has a stake in this mat- Sirica said. "He doesn't have any objections and he is the ;one who apparently is pri- marily concerned about im- peachment." "I don't care what the posi- tion of the White House Wil- son retorted sharply. "I'm not working for the White House. That's somebody else's prob- lem." Traces Jury's Role Sirica's -22-page -ruling', said that.'the two questions he had considered were: "Whether the grand jury has power to make reports and recommen- arid "whether the court has .power to disclose such reportSj and if so, to what' ex- tent." Sirica, tracing the history of the grand jury, said the panel First was "wholly a creature of the but the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution gave "institutional status" to grand juries. "Having considered the cases and historical precedents, and noting the absence of a contrary rule in this circuit, it seems to the court that it would be unjus- tified in holding that the: grand jury wag without authority to hand said. up this Sirica He said the grand jury "has obviously taken care to assure that its report contains no ob- jectionable features, and has throughout acted in the interests of fairness." Seems "Impossible" In his ruling Monday, Sirica said "the only significant objec- (Continued: Page 7, Col. 5.) The bodies of two Cedar Rapids teenagers, apparently murdered early March 10, were found about 20 miles apart over the weekend. The body of Maureen Connolly, who just turned 17 March 3, was found near the old Morley bridge (note arrow in top photo) southeast of Anamosa and a short distance east of highway 151. Her fully-clothed body was discovered about 5-45 p m. Saturday by two motorcyclists In the bottom picture, Linn deputies and others searched an area west of the Palisades-Kepler park Monday morning for clues. The body of Michael Servey, 18, was found in the wooded area to the left Sunday afternoon. WASHINGTON (AP) The supreme court Monday refused to interfere with a lower court order imposing specific burdens on government attorneys at- tempting to deny access to docu- ments sought under the Free- dom of Information Act. The supreme court declined without comment to hear a gov- ernment challenge to an order imposed by the U.S. circuit court for the District of Colum- bia in suits brought against the 11 Service Commission and :he defense department. Overturning., decisions by trial judges, the appellate said the government must provide the courts and the plaintiffs a detailed de- scription and index of secret documents requested under the Freedom of Information Act. Under present practice, the seeking government files cannoi present an effective argumen because they know little more than the general content of the documents. The government, on the other hand, can present a convincing argument against disclosure be- cause it has the benefit of full knowledge of the contents, the court said. A judge, even if he inspects the documents in private, is ill prepared to determihe the validity of government argu- ments against disclosure be- cause he can't call on the ex- pertise the plaintiffs may have, the court said. In other action Monday, the court: Agreed to decide when fed- eral court may step in to hall state court proceedings aimed at closing adult movie theaters. Refused to revive an Okla- Mills Predicts Tax Troubles Will Force President Out by November WASHINGTON (AP) Rep. Wilbur Mills (D-Ark.) predicts "resident Nixon will be out of office by November. Mills, chairman of the power- ul house ways and means com- mittee and vice-chairman of the committee looking into the "'resident's taxes, was asked in a televised interview Sunday vhether he expects Nixon will >e in office by the November ilection. "f do Mills responded. "By resignation, by impeach- Mills replied: "One or the alher, I do not know which at his time." Complete Immunity "I would be glad to sponsor md try to pass legislation Hint ;ave (Nixon) complete immuni- y from prosecution when once e was out of office, If he mnkes he decision to Mills did. "f didn't include impeach- ment. 1 ..doubt that if he is im- peached, the house would go along with such legislation." Appearing on the CBS pro- the Mills said he believes Nixon will come under increasing pressure from within the Republican party because of his tax prob- lems and fears of lost votes in November. Mills told one of the newsmen interviewing him: "I would think that probably you and I both may well be surprised when the vote occurs on the articles of impeachment over the number on the Republi- can side who may vote for those articles of impeachment." Mills added: If he e.titys In of- fice as President, mcmbeis of his own party know that they'll lose seats in the house." Papers Donation Commenting on Nixon's in- come tax problems, primarily involving a deduction for dona- lion of his vice-presidential papers to the National Archives, Mills said: to Papers homa .state regulation Paid, Buf Banker's ing sale of natural gas "at a price so low as to cause physical Missing Agreed unanimously to hear the case of a California prisoner who tontends that the right to act as his own attorney is "absolutely guaranteed" by the (AP) Ransom has been paid for the re-urn of Eunice Kronholm. and ler abductors have .promised to et her banker husband know ler whereabouts Monday, a Dismissed an appeal from spokesman said. Ohio supreme court Kronholm, whose hus- which held that a post Gunnar, is president ol box number alone is not State bank in South St. cient proof of permanent disappeared from her dency when a person Lakes home Friday morn- to brother-in-law, the Rev. CAB: Fleming, read a brief statement in a telephone call to Unjust Air Associated Press early Monday. i "The ransom monev WASHINGTON (AP) delivered to the abduc- Civil Aeronautics Board as the Rev. Monday that many of the Fleming said. "They have fares charged by the nation's airlines are unjust and to let Gunnar Kronholm know Monday morning where his wife is being held. a major reshuffling of are now prayerfully and coach and first-class hope awaiting this infor- It ordered the carriers raise their coach fares on Rev. Mr. Fleming, a Bap- term trips and to decrease minister whose wife is Mrs. price of long-distance 's sister, said he could The board also said Ihc reveal any more informa- lines must increase their class fares over a two-year! Earlier, the FBI said period beginning in automobile w a s The orders announced early Monday at a subur- Bodies Are Found in Rural Area By Staff Writers Both Cedar Rapids teenagers whose bodies were found over the weekend had been shot in the head, according to reliable information received by The Gazette. Officials have attributed the death of Maureen Connolly, 17, to a gunshot wound in the-head. No official statement has been made as to the cause of death of Michael Servey, 18. The two had been missing since the previous weekend. An investigatory team of more than 25 state, county and city officers Monday pressed for clues in the murder of the two victims. Parents Miss-.Connolly's .parents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert; Connolly, 2301 Meadowbrook drive SE, and Servey's parents are Mr. and Mrs Joseph Servey, 5915 Sharon lane NW. MIES: .Connolly's. fully-clothed body was'found about p.m. Saturday in a roadside ditch just south the Old Morley bridge southeast of Anamosa, a short distance east of highway 151. Servey's .body was discovered Friday by a young'girl, but fear of what, she had found caused a delay in a-report to. authorities until Sunday afternoon., Linn, Sheriff Waiter Grant said there was blood on the side of Servey's face and it appeared there had been a "terrific strug- .gle" because of broken bushes: "Hard To Tell" However, John Jutte, special agent for the state bureau of criminal investigation, who is coordinating the investigation, said at a news conference, that it is difficult to tell in .an open area whether there was a strug- gle- In a news release Sunday af- ternoon Jutte said Miss Connol- y's'body had been found Satur- day evening and that death was attributed to a gunshot wound to the head. He said at that time there was no information concerning Ser- vey and that a search was being made for him by ground and air at the scene where Miss Connol- y's body was found. He said a search was a'lso being conducted by dragging operations. Report-Pcnding At the news conference Mon- (Continued: Page 3, Col. 6.) day arc effective in three "There is a possibility if (the months by (hc investigation) proves that the airlines, deduction of the papers given to the archives was improper that there would be fraud on the part Toddy'S Index rtf of someone." He said about the capital gains section of the President's taxes, "I've seen no evidence whatsoever of fraud." Mills added: "Now I'm not saying the President, under any circumstance, hut there could be some fraud in connection with the preparation of his re- turn, if he included a deduction for the gift of those papers to the archives in the instance where Ihc papers were given (Continued: Page 7, Col. ,1. Comics Crossword Daily Record Deaths Editorial Features Farm Financial ..................IS Marion Movies.....................10 Society ......................8 Sports 13-IB State Television ...................7 Want Ads................20-23 ban Minneapolis shopping center. The FBI said her 1969 Buick Skylark was found parked in a lot at the Southdale shopping i center in the Minneapolis su- jburh of Edina. The FBI said the car was found by the Edina police de- 3 ipartment, but no other details 3 Iwerc released. Edina police re- fi jferrcd questions about the car 11 !to the FBI. Mrs. Kronholm, 46, was last seen by her husband when he left their home Friday morning for work. Friday afternoon, Krnnholm received a telephone call from someone who told him to deliver "all the money you can" to a "station." Maureen Connolly Michael Servoy ;