Cedar Rapids Gazette, March 23, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

March 23, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 23, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather— Fair tonight, lows 5 to IO. Wanner Sunday highs in 20s. VOLUME {12 — NUMBER 72 rn ttptcfo CITY FINAL IO CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 1974 SAY NIXON ASSOCIATED PRESS. UPI. NEW YORK TIMES TAPES Push Curb Of Busing, Nixon Asks CAMP DAVID, Md. (AP) President Nixon Saturday urged public support for administration education proposals ranging from anti-busing legislation to a simplified system of federal school grants. In a nationwide radio address from his mountain retreat, Nixon called for quick action on his 1972 request for a law to curb forced busing of students to achieve racial balance in the schools. “Excessive forced busing is neither desirable nor necessary,” he said, arguing that many dual school systems have been dismantled successfully without it. Nixon also emphasized his call for consolidation of federal grant programs for elementary and secondary schools under a system that would give more spending authority to state and local education agencies. “Bureaucrats in Washington cannot educate your child,” he said in contending that decisionmaking should be centered at the state and local level. Nixon, here for the weekend, scheduled his address to follow up on a special education message he sent to congress Jan. 24 In preparation for the broadcast, Nixon conferred this week with Caspar Weinberger, secretary of health, education and welfare. For the first time since last fall when fuel shortages became acute, the President used a jet-powered helicopter to fly to Camp David Friday afternoon. With him were Mrs. Nixon, recovered from flu and fatigue following a six-day Latin American trip, daughter. Trivia Cox, and her husband, Edward. Link His Decision to Warning from Scott LOS ANGELES (AP) — The! The Times reported that the Los Angeles Times quotes un-;unnamfld sources were familiar named congressional sources as!witl?'hue ,aP° and ?aid ,1here ... . could be1 only one logical in saying I'resment Nixon will turn !terpretation _ that ,he f>res. over tapes of 42 White House ident did not disapprove hush conversations to the house judiciary committee next week. The newspaper Saturday quoted its sources as saying Nixon decided to relent after being Told of the comments, the warned by Senate Republican deputy White House press secre-Leader Hugh Scott.    (ary, Gerald Warren, told the Scott reportedly told Nixon Times: money to buy the silence of Watergate defendants. Warren Comment that he would be impeached if he failed to comply with the committee request, the Times said. It added that in turn committee leaders reportedly are ready j to give in at least partly to two ! White House demands: That the committee narrow the scope of its inquiry and that it permit the President s attorneys to participate in its proceedings. “Clear Message” . The newspaper said Scott passed his warning to the President through Nixon s attorney, James St. Clair, at a meeting in Scott’s office Tuesday. A White House aide and three other senators were present, the paper said. “We expected this type of story to be planted. We knew it would come sooner or later. The fact is the tape may be read different ways by different people with different motives as we have pointed out. “But it was clearly understood by the parties what was intended. We are not going to comment further on this totally expected story planted by someone with apparent political motives, however false it is.” The Times said one of its sources was from congress anc the other from the executive branch * * * Other Watergate-related developments: The secret grand jury report Espionage By Soviet, China Says TOKYO (AP) — China acknowledged for the first time Saiurday that it seized a Soviet helicopter and three crewmen in the northwestern province of Sinkiang nine days ago. It said it had lodged an official protest with the Soviet ambassador in Peking, accusing the Soviets of carrying out “espionage and disruptive ac-t i v i t i e s ” by “intruding in China.” The official Hsinhua news agency said Vice-foreign Minister Yu Chan summoned Soviet Ambassador V S. Tolstikov Saturday and handed him a protest note. Moscow announced Wednesday that a Soviet helicopter made an emergency landing in China March 14 and said the craft and its three-man crew had not been returned. Tass news agency said China had not replied to a Soviet statement on the matter sent to the Chinese. (Continued: Page 2. Col. 2.) wmi UPI Telephoto STRANGE TOYS — Wearing a combat helmet and nothing else, a Cambodian boy passes the time of day at Robos Ang Knah, four miles southeast of Phnom Penh, with a machine gun and cartridges. Battle of Bird City Begins GRACEHAM, Md. (AP) — Bird City USA appears to be losing its claim to fame, the estimated IO million black birds which have roosted for months in a 60-acre stand of white pines. Maryland health officials said only 20 percent of the birds stayed in the trees after an onslaught of fireworks Friday night. Men and machines were to be on the battlefield again Saturday night to try to scare away the remaining starlings, grackles and assorted other birds. Since last year farmers have had their cattle Iright-ened and seed devoured by the birds, and Graceham’s 400 homes have had washlines, cars and rooftops peppered by droppings. When birds swarmed home to roost at night they would often blot out the sun. Dr. Kenneth Crawford, chief state veterinarian, directed a barrage of explosive devices, recorded bird distress shrieks and ultrasonic frequency waves Friday night. Price Ads on Prescription Drugs Upheld on the President’s activities Scott was quoted as telling St. during the time of the alleged Clair the President would be j cover-up was returned to U.S. impeached in the house” if he district court, It is to be deadened the committee.    ered to the house impeachment “I gave a clear message,” the Times quoted Scott as saying in; !an interview Friday. “Speaking for many Republicans in the’ I senate in what is a common '■ view, I said the White House' should avoid a confrontation I They assured me they are doing that and I see evidence of it.” Stay Asked in Deadlines for Air Cleanup RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Floyd P. Harris Fatally Injured In C.R. Crash The death Friday night of Floyd P. Harris, 46, of 900 Eighteenth street NW, in a two-car accident was the city’s second traffic fatality in as many days. Harris died when his car veered into the path of another car on Edgewood road NW about WASHINGTON (AP) — The Upholt said EPA officials three-fourths of a mile south of I Environmental Protection would try to reach a quick deci-Ellis boulevard.    I Agency has been asked to au- sjon “because the growers Police said Harris’ car was southbound when it crossed into the path of a car driven by Judith A. Dorland, 18, of 4970 Harbet avenue NW. Miss Dorland was in good condition Saturday ut Mercy hospital suffering from head cuts. A spokesman for Scott said Saturday that the senator was! WASHINGTON (AP) - The not the source of the informa- Nixon administration’s major tion that the White House legislative proposals to save planned to give the tapes to the fuel by delaying clean-air dead-committee.    lines have received an initially “We have no way of knowing j mild reception in congress al-three-judge federal panel has I what the White House intends to though a fight may develop But some of his army of IOO [ruled that a drugstore may ad- do.’’ he said.    later men ran out of ammo. Many jvertise the prices it charges for,    *    *    *    After    Me    administration    dis- birds found a hole in his de- prescription drugs so customers 1he ne"sPaPer Saturday quot- closed Friday its package to ...    ..,    .    . ed two government sources as;arnend the 1970 Clean Air Act.j I,rst a,d rn,ss,on saying the tape of Nixon's Sen. Muskie (D-Maine), chair-    “Carried    Arms” March 21, 1973, conversation j man of a key environmental with John Dean is “explosive subcommittee, said the legisla-—1 “not ambiguous.”    ..... “Intruded Deep” The Peking protest, broadcast by Hsinhua, said: “On March 14, 1974, an armed reconnaissance helicopter belonging to the Soviet Union intruded deep into China’s Sinkiang Uighur autonomous region, landed on more than one occasion and carried out espionage activities. “The helicopter and the three military personnel on board were captured on the spot by Chinese frontier guards and militia ” The protest said “Soviet authorities cooked up a hunch of lies to cover up the crime. “In its notification to the Chinese embassy in the Soviet Union on March 15,” it said, “The ministry of foreign affairs of the Soviet Union alleged that a Soviet helicopter had entered China unintentionally while on a Permit Asked To Market Contaminated Chickens thor,*- marketing of up to 22 ma(fe ,ear |h can.( af[ord ,0 million chickens contaminated!    *    ... with dieldrin, a pesticide knownj^P on '“ding these chickens to cause cancer on prolonged! very many days, exposure. EPA officials say. Dr. William Upholt, EPA chief and incomplete because police were unable to interview Miss Dorland immediately. Harris’ death followed the death Thursday evening of Rick Lemon. 17. of 2227 Shady Oaks Single Batch He said the dieldrin may have been introduced into the chickens with a single batch of contaminated feed. Dieldrin is used, under EPA limits, on a number of crops, and EPA is moving to ban its! science adviser, said the chickens contain much higher diel-,.    „    . . Idrin concentrations than are al- Police said Harris suffered iniiowe(j under agriculture depart -ternal injuries. He was dead on; rnent safety guidelines, arrival at Mercy hospital.    j    agrjru)ture de- Dctails of the accident were parjmcnt t)le affected Pro*|Use on all foirf crops" ducers, all in Mississippi, that it would order the chickens destroyed unless EPA, which sets pesticide standards, approves their marketing. Upholt said marketing the tenses and swarmed into the : may shop for bargains, southeast corner of the woods. ! It was the first such decision Crawford called the battle I by a federal court and declared Operation Sanity and said he a Virginia law unconstitutional, would return Saturday night j“The right to know is the foun-with more men, added fire- dation of the First Amend-power and redeployed wea- ment,” the judges said Friday, ponry. They'll try to frighten I The Virginia law, like those away whatever birds return to j still on the books in other states, the pines following a day of I barred drugstores from adver-foraging in western Maryland Using the prices they charge for|_"toentisis'at‘Miehig^ s?ate farmlands and orchards.    prescription drugs.    university    are    working    to    de- Raymond Bonner, an attorney for Public Citizen, Ralph Nader’s consumer group, said of Friday s decision: “Its a, ,.We know (rom thermody-tremendous victory for con- namics ,ha, |he a , and deaj„ sinners. And it should result rn roce sses are temperature-lower prices for prescription Sependent •. says Barnett Ro- mu . • •    ..    senberg, professor of biophvsics The decision was on a sui and ,ead(>r „f |he r,scarch against the Virginia board of pharmacy. It was filed last July by the Virginia Consumer Coun- Meanwhile, the agriculture: (Continued Page 2, Col. 5 ) The Friday night battle began only hours after President Nixon arrived for a weekend at Camp David, about five miles away. “The President is just going to have to go to San Clemente,” Crawford joked during a pre-battle briefing Some citizens did not share Crawford’s enthusiasm about the first night’s action. “I think it is a joke," said Austin Young “It’s a waste of money. They know theres nothing there to hurt them and they’ve just moved over to another area of the grove.” Seek 200-Year Life Expectancy EAST LANSING. Mich (API velop a body-cooling drug which they say could lead to a 200-year life expectancy. tion could have been far worse. He noted reports that the White House planned even further efforts to relax the law. “However, a thorough inves tigation by the Chinese side established that the helicopter carried neither medical personnel on a ‘first aid’ mission nor any medicine or medical equip-The National Clean Air Coali-lment; instead it carried arms tion, an environmental group, and ammunition and reconnais-said the administration was pro sance equipment, posing “unnecessary weakening “Documents found on board of the Clean Air Act.” But earli- and the activities of the three cr in the week conservation military personnel prove that groups had denounced reports they were instructed to carry team. “Bv slowing the aging rate. ell. the Virginia AKL-CIO and! Jdj". °n*1 °' Lynn Jordan of Springfield, Va. Rosenberg says preliminary ,    .....    tests indicate humans could live Elderly people and he infirm |0 b(, m by ,ow(ri lhe My [spend a large part of their in- temperature from 90 5 to about (Continued Page 2. Col. 8 )    86 court NE. who was killed when contaminated chickens “means his motorcycle was struck by ^increased risk, no doubt about truck and carried into the side|j|»* |0 j^e consuming public. of a car. This week’s deaths bring to three the number of people But he killed in traffic accidents this would be small and must be year in Cedar Rapids.    weighed against the economic *    *    *    loss of destroying the chickens Floyd I*. Harris had been a “No matter what we do, we resident of Cedar Rapids six win be wrong, of course,” he Indian Hunting Rights Are Argued Risk Small said the health risk (Continued: Page 2. Col. 2.) Today s Index Churel) 3 Comics ... 5 Crossword ..... 5 Dally Record 2 Deaths 2 Editorial Features 4 Financial 9 Marion 9 Movies 6 Sports 7,8 Television 9 Want Ads 10-13 added Upholt said representatives of; the producers and of Mississip-[ pi’s congressional delegation met with him and other EPA of finals Friday to discuss the problem. He said the producers asked EPA to raise the allowable dieldrin concentration and permit sale of the chickens, and spokes j men for Mississippi congress-j men explained the economic im portance of the poultry to their state. But he said there was no attempt to pressure EPA for a favorable decision TOLEDO — Do the Mesqua-kie Indians on the settlement near Tama have the right to hunt and fish on their lands whenever they want to? The Indians say yes. The state says no. Charge Filed The case in point is a charge of unlawfully having possession of deer meat in a deep freeze without a valid license. The charge was filed in the court of Magistral e J F. Arends in Toledo by State Conservation Officer Robert Mullen of Toledo against Galley Wanatee, 43. a resident of the Indian settlement. It is reminiscent of the “squirrel” case of a few years ago concerning Indian rights. In that ease an Indian was charged with hunting out of season, hut was found innocent on the grounds the state conservation commission had failed to publish the hunting season dates. In a hearing on Wanatee’s case Friday, Mullen testified he had received reports of poaching on the settlement, some occurring after the shotgun deer hunting season ended Feb. 6. Mullen said he and two other officers saw a deer hide outside Wanatee’s residence. He obtained a search warrant and found shot pellets in the deer hide and deer meat in the freezer. It was established. County Atty. Jared Bauch said, that three packages of the meat was being held for someone else and had been obtained legally Two other packages of meat are in question, however. A Tradition Testifying for the defense Friday. Kenneth Youngbear, 65. a former member of the Sac and Fox tribal council, said the Mesquakie Indians own their land, but the U.S. department of interior holds it in trust for them. “We don’t have hunting licenses. but we own the land so we hunt and fish whenever we please within our boundaries ever since I can remember.” he said. County Atty. Bauch interjected: “I concede that tribal members hunt and fish all the ti uh'. I will not concede it is legal. Congress gave jurisdiction over criminal matters on the settlement to the state and the state has assumed jurisdiction for the last 20 years.” Hailey Wanatee, testifying in his own defense, said the meat in the clear plastic bags was from a deer his 16-year-old son killed Dec. I, the first day of the hunting season. Never Required The boy was hunting with his uncle and did not have a license. The tribal council never required anyone to get a license to hunt, Wanatee said, and he had meat to eat in and out of season all his life. Wanatee said there was one deer hide on a scaffold, his son’s deer, and another was a hide dogs had dragged in. Ho added that he was at the administration would attempt to exempt all energy-related projects from the law. Significant Delay It stopped short of going that far, although its package would delay significantly deadlines for cleaning up the air in urban areas. The package also would permit, or even order, increased burning of coal. But, in disclosing the proposals, Russell Train, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, refused to accept two administration proposals, to eliminate the law’s protection against existing clean air getting dirtier and to permit on-again-off-again use of anti-pollu- out a ‘special mission.’ With the culprits and material evidence at hand, the case is conclusive. “It is impossible for the Soviet authorities to shirk their criminal responsibility of sending this helicopter to intrude into China for espionage.” Clima said it was “not an isolated incident,” and Soviet authorities, “over a long time have frequently sent aircraft into China’s border areas to disrupt the productive activities of Chinese inhabitants and engage in flagrant espionage.” “More Unbridled” Despite repeated Chinese protests, the note continued, “Soviet air intrusions have grown tion equipment depending on the more frequent and unbridled.” weather _I    It    sa*d    “this    fully reveals the Train said these suggestions were sent to congress as issues for consideration but not as formal proposals But later Erie Zausner, a Federal Energy Office official, said the administration wants the whole package adopted despite Soviet authorities’ consistent position of disregarding China’s sovereignty and being hostile to the Chinese people.” Peking demanded that the Soviet ‘ government “guarantee against similar incidents in the future” or “bear full responsi- Train’s opposition to the two , bilify for all consequences arisr proposals    ing    therefrom.” I p to IO Years The package would postpone for two years total compliance with car antipollution standards. It would allow cities having difficulty with transportation control plans to delay for;" five and up to IO years their * compliance with clean-air stan I dards Death Attempt BUENOS AIRES (AP) - An ex-Peromst party boss was slightly wounded in an assassination attempt Saturday, police sources said I <nlua's Chuckle (iive a man credit for any- Tile President would be au-work when the deer was thorized to require some power hung today and he ll buy it — —    <    0*>yn#M (Continued Page 2, Col 3 ) (Continued: Page 2, Col 3 >    |    ^.....—.    —. ;

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