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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 23, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather- fair lonlght, lows 5 to 10. Warmer Sunday highs In 20s. VOLUME.92-NUMBEU72 CITY FINAL 10 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS. IOWA, SATURDAY, MAHCH ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES ELD TAPES Push Curb Of Busing, Nixon Asks CAMP DAVID, Md. (AP) President Nixon Saturday urgec public support for administra education proposals ranj ing from anti-busing legislatioi to a simplified system of fed eral school grants. In a nationwide radio address from his mountain retreat, Nix on called for quick action on hi 1972 request for a law to cur] forced busing of students tc achieve racial balance in tin schools. forced busing i neither desirable nor neces he said, arguing tha many dual school systems havi been dismantled without it. Nixon also emphasized his call for consolidation of federal gran programs for elementary ant secondary schools under a svs tern that would 'give more spend ing authority to state and local education agencies. "Bureaucrats in Washington cannot educate your he said in contending that decision making should be centered ai the state and local level. Nixon, here for the weekend, scheduled his address to follow up on a special education mes- sage he sent to congress Jan, 24. In preparation "for the broad cast, Nixon conferred this wee! with Caspar Weinberger, secre tary of' health, education anc welfare. .For the first time since las 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, re covered from flu and fatigue following a six-day Latin'Ameri can trip, daughter, Tricia Cox and her husband, Edward. Floyd P. Harris Fatally Injured The death Friday night o] Floyd P. 46, of 900 Eight teenth street NW, in a accident was the city's secom traffic fatality in as many days. Harris died when his car veered into the path of another car on Edgewood road NW abou thrke-fourths Of a mile south of Ellis boulevard. 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 con- dition Saturday at Mercy hospi- tal suffering from head cuts. Police said Harris suffered in- ternal injuries. He was dead on arrival at Mercy hospital. Details of the accident were incomplete because police were unable to interview Miss Dor- land immediately. Harris' death followed the death Thursday evening of Rick Lemon, 17, of 2227 Shady Oaks court NE. who was killed when his motorcycle was struck by a truck and carried into the side of a car. -This bring to three the number of people killed in traffic accidents this year in Cedar Rapids. Floyd P. Harris Jiad been a resident of Cedar Rapids six (Continued: Page 2, Col. 2.) Today's Index Church 3 Comics 5 Crossword.................. 5 Dally Record 2 Deaths 2 Editorial Features 4 Financial Marlon 9 Movies 6 Sporls ....................'i8 Television 9 Want Ads Telenhoto STRANGE 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 10 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 Fri- day 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 frighl- 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. Permit Asked To Market Contaminated Chickens WASHINGTON (AP) The Invironmental Protection Agency has been asked to au- horize marketing of up to 22 million chickens contaminatec vith dieldrin, a pesticide known o cause cancer on prolonged ixposure, EPA officials say. Dr. William Upholt, EPA chief science adviser, said the chick- ens contain much higher diel- rin concentrations than are al- owed- under agriculture depart- ment safety guidelines. He said the agriculture de- iartment told the affected pro- ucers, all in Mississippi, that il vould order the chickens de- troycd unless EPA, which sets esticide, standards, approves ieir marketing. Upholt said marketing the ontaminated chickens "means ricreased risk, no doubt about to the consuming public. Risk Small But he said the health risk be small and must be weighed against the economic oss of destroying the chickens. "No matter what we do, we vill be wrong, of he ddcd. Upholt said representatives of ic producers and of Mississip- i's congressional delegation met with him and other EPA of- cials Friday to discuss the roblcm. He said the producers asked !PA to raise the allowable did- rln concentration and permit ale of the chickens, and spokes- men for Mississippi congress- men explained Iho economic im- ortnncc of the poultry to their ate, But he said there was no al- empt to pressure EPA for a fa orahlo decision. Upholt said EPA officials would try to reach a quick deci- sion "because the growers made clear they can't afford lo keep on feeding these chickens very many days." Single Batch He said the dieldrin may have been introduced into the chick- ens with a single batch of con- taminated feed. Dieldrin is used, under EPA limits, on a number of crops, and EPA is moving to ban its use on all food crops. Meanwhile, the agriculture (Continued: Page 2, Col. 5.) Dr. Kenneth Crawford, chief state veterinarian, directed a barrage of explosive recorded bird distress shrieks and ultrasonic frequency waves Friday night. But some of his army of 100 men ran out of ammo. Many birds found a hole in his de- fenses and swarmed into the southeast corner of the woods. Crawford called the battle Operation Sanity and said he would return Saturday night with more men, added fire- power and redeployed wea- ponry. They'll try to frighten away whatever birds return to the pines following a day of foraging in western Maryland farmlands and orchards. The Friday battle began only hours after Pres- ident Nixon arrived for a weekend at Camp David, about five miles away. "The President is just going to have to go to San Cle- Crawford joked dur- ing a pre-battle briefing. Some citizens did not share Crawford's enthusiasm about the first night's action. "I think it is a said Austin Young. "It's a waste of money. They know there's nothing there to hurt them and they've just moved over to another area of the grove." Price Ads on Prescription Drugs Upheld RICHMOND, Va. (AP) f. three-judge federal panel ha: that a drugstore may ad- vertise the prices it charges for Jrescription drugs so customer; may shop for bargains. It was the first such decision by a federal court and declared a Virginia law unconstitutional 'The right to know .is the foun- dation of the First Amend- the judges said Friday. The Virginia law, like those still on the books in other states, larred drugstores from adver- ising the prices-they charge for irescription drugs. Raymond Bonner, an attorney or Public Citizen, Ralph Vader's consumer group, said if Friday's remendous decision: "It's a victory for con- sumers. And it should result in ower prices for prescription drugs." The decision was on a suit igainst the Virginia board of iharmacy. It was filed last July y the Virginia Consumer Coun- il, the Virginia AFL-CIO and Lynn Jordan of Springfield, Va. 'a. Elderly people and the infirm pend a large part of their in- (Continued: Page 2. Col. 8.) Link His Decision to Warning from Scott LOS ANGELES (AP) The Angeles Times quotes un named congressional sources as saying President Nixon will turn over tapes of 42 White House conversations to the house judi clary committee next week. The newspaper Saturday quot ed its sources as saying Nixon decided to relent afler being warned by Senate Republicai Deader Hugh Scott, Scott reportedly told Nixon hat he would be impeached i! le failed to comply with thi committee request, the Time: caid. It added that in turn commit ,ee leaders reportedly are read; o give in at least partly to two White House demands: That the committee narrow he scope of its inquiry and tha t permit the President's attor neys to participate in its pro- ceedings. "Clear Message" The newspaper said Scpl passed his warning to the Pres ident through Nixon's attorney James St. Clair, at a meeting i Scott's office Tuesday. A Whit House aide arid three other sen ators were present, the pape said. Scott was quoted as telling S Clair the President "would b impeached in the house" if h defied the committee. "I gave a clear th Times quoted Scott as saying an interview Friday. "Speakin for many Republicans in tl senate in what is a cpmmo .view, .1 said the White Hous should avoid1 a confrontatio They assured me they 'are doin that and I see evidence of it." A.spokesman for Scott sai Saturday that the senator wa not the source of the, informa tion that the White Hous planned to give the tapes to th committee. "We have no way of knowini what the White House intends t' he said. The newspaper Saturday quot ed two government sources a iaying the tape of Nixon's U a r c h 1973, conversatioi: with John Dean is "explosive' and "not ambiguous." The Times reported that the nnamed sources were familiar ilh the tape and said there ould be only one logical in- rpretation that the Pres- dent did not disapprove hush money to buy the silence of Wa- ergate defendants. Warren Comment Told of the comments, the eputy White House press secre- ary, Gerald Warren, told the 'imes: "We expected' this type ol lory to be planted. We knew il vould come sooner or later. The act is the tape may be read dif- erent ways by different people v'ith different motives as we aye pointed out. "But it was clearly under- tood by the parties what was ntended. We are not going t rities cooked up a bunch of lies to cover up the crime. "In its notification to :the Chinese embassy in the Soviet Jnion on March it said, 'The ministry of foreign: affairs if the Soviet. Union alleged that Soviet helicopter had entered jhina unintentionally while on a first aid' "Carried Arms" a thorough inyes- igation by the Chinese side es- ablished that the helicopter arried neither medical :persqn-- el on a 'first aid'sinisEion nor ny medicine or medical equip- instead, it nd ammunition and reconnais- ance equipment, "Documents found on board nd the-activities of the three military personnel prove that hey were instructed to carry ut a 'special mission.1 With-the ulprits and material evidence t hand, the case is conclusive. "It is impossible for the Sovi- t authorities to shirk their" riminal responsibility of serid- ng this helicopter to intrude into China for espionage." China said it was "not an solated and Soviet uthorities, "over a long time ave frequently sent aircraft ito China's border areas to isrupt the productive activities f Chinese inhabitants and en- age in flagrant espionage." "More Unbridled" Despite repeated Chinese pro- esls, the note continued, "So- iet air intrusions have grown more frequent and unbridled." It said "this fu'Jy reveals the oyiet authorities' consistent po- tion of disregarding China's overeignty and being hostile to le Chinese people." Peking demanded that the So- el 'government "guarantee gainst similar Incidents in the uturc" or "bear full responsi- lity for all consequences aris- g therefrom." Death Attempt BUENOS AIRES (AP) An x-Peronist party boss was ightly wounded In an assassi- ation attempt Saturday, police urces said, CJtucble Give a man credit for any- hlng today and he'll buy It,   

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