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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 24, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa THEY THINK IT'S GREAT' New Mech'Ville Doctor Program (In Section B) Weather~ Warmer, highs today iii .‘ids. It e c o ming cloudy, chance of snow Monday. High Monday, mid-SOs.FOUR GAZETTE FARM PAGES Ioum Agrimhum (In Section B) Section A lht Ct*clat IvupitU CITY FINAL 35 CENTS VOLUME 92 NUM BEH 73 CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SUNDAY, MARCI! 24, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS. UPI, NEW YORK TIMES WW*    WWW Original Nixon Papers Still Asks Deed Never Exist' Definition Of Charges By Eileen Shanahan New York Times Service WASHINGTON - Congressional staff experts who are in- -Gazette photo by I. W. vyard WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Kissinger left Saturday night for Europe to try to break a deadlock on a new nuclear weapons treaty with the Soviet Union and speed a Golan Heights settlement between Israel and Syria. The trip to Moscow, with an intermediate stop Sunday in Bonn, is a necessary consequence of the Nixon administration’s commitment to a detente policy with the Soviet Union, but also may be essential to keep relations between the two powers from souring. “We are going there at a more difficult period than at some previous visits,” Kissinger said with some understatement Thursday at a news conference. Some of the reasons are these: Congress appears unyielding in its demand that the Soviet Union allow freer emigration of Jews and other minorities. Kissinger and others in the administration are attempting a compromise. But at the moment the odds are against the tax credits and trade benefits requested by President Nixon and eagerly sought by the Russians. The second round of SALT talks    in    Geneva,    begun    in    No-    WASHINGTON    (AP)    — The    weren't completed because the    pay their share, and    the list    former president    of    the    Ameri- vcmber    1972    to    produce    a    new    natjon’s largest dairy    coopera-state Democratic parties didn’t    wasn’t completed.    Hall could    can Bar Assn. U.S.-Soviet treaty limiting offcn tive spent $137,000 in corporate pay their share.    not    be    reached    for    comment.    Wright    said    the co-op received sive nuclear    weapons,    is    at    a    func|s 0n computer mailing lists    The firm that received the    AMPI paid $25,000 for a list    si* feels of    computer tapes con- Kissinger    explains    for campaign use by Midwes-    money and assembled the list    sought by Gov. Docking but this    t a i n i n g    about one million tern Democrats including Sena-    has admitted falsifying corre-    project also was abandoned    names, less    than one-fifth of the tors Hubert Humphrey and    spondence and invoices cover-    when Kansas Democrats didn’t    *otal lhat    $137,000 normally James Abourezk, the Associated    ing the transactions. Watergate    pay. Docking also was unavaila-    would buy.    He said the co-op Press has learned.    investigators are seeking to de-    hie for comment.    never broke the    seals    on    the Details of the    1971    transac-    termine whether the payments    AMPI paid $25,000    for    mailing    taPes- were    *’    J    '       ’ Cedar Rapids Derailment Six cars of a Rock Island railroad freight derailed Saturday afternoon in Cedar Rapids, but no one was injured. The derailment occurred along the Cedar river on the northeast side, about a half mile from the Edgewood road bridge. Railroad officials said about IOO feet of track was ripped up. One car (right) ended up in the river where it dumped its load of soybeans. Cause of the accident was not immediately known. Dairy Co-op Aid to Iowa Demos Told and also in two other investigations, DeMarco has invoked the rule that conversations between1 lawyer and client are privileged vestigating President Nixon’s and that no one can compel taxes have reportedly become disclosure of the contents of such    camp    ruvin ma    /adv convinced that the deed es-conversations, unless the client    Thp J. if    .J ’    , tablishing the President’s right gives his permission.    ™I    ^ *    dUS t ,ndlca‘cd    bat’ to a $576,000 tax deduction never A White House spokesman    42    "t nod" efnver^ actually existed, despite the said Saturday night that two at-    h    " contention of his lawyers to the torneys who have advised Pres- \    .    house    im- nnnirqpii    j i Kr    '    peachment inquiry unti judici- contrary.    ident Nixon on tax matters I, _ v;    A"\ , In addition, according to would be released from attor- ,u ,    ! Y, j fir sources close to the inquiry, the ney-client privilege if they wan t-Ln dP    . .eSf f ,n congressional investigators be- ed    and spccl.f,cs . whha,t, maler,als lieve they have sufficient docu- J. Bruce Whelihan, an a.ssis-art Wan e    y’ mentary evidence to refute the tant to Press Secretary    Ronald    iJ    r e s s    Secretary Ronald argument made    by Nixon    and    Ziegler, said    in    response to an kegler issued a    formal    staters lawyers that the deduction    inquiry that    he    did not know ment denying a published    report was legal, even in the absence whether a waiver of the privi-    *be White House would    turn of the deed.    lege had been sought by    DeMar- That argument rests on a co. claim that Nixon’s pre-presiden-    Evidence tial papers were delivered to the National Archives before a Whelihan said, if the law- define the charges and be spe-ehange in the    tax laws    that    Yer S()Utfht a    waiver so he could cific on what    materials are disallowed big    deductions    for    testify lully,    one    would be grant- wanted and why. he offK^srSOnal PaPCrS ^ PUl£n“ [kTndS'"0n °f COn'“' Tape Inflation There are a number of items Ziegler also assailed a report “Presently Spired”    of evidence that have reportedly in the Los Angeles Times, at- A document in the hands of ,ed the j°int committee staff to tributed to congressional and I the instigatorsshowshowev-the conclusion that no deed other sources, that Nixon’s -r that more than three months! lurnm£ over tbe Pre Pre*identin! taped conversation with former I after thc^utKiff date    ^    j*    John    Dean were still being described by a f°re ,hc c ff',ve ** “J dearly showed .hat lite Pres-key man in the transaction -fUf l?e la did not disapprove of the the appraiser of the papers - deductions 'or gifts of such payment of hush money to Wa- as the • property" of Nixon. Th*    cut0ff    da,e wdS tcrRale defendants. papers were merely “presently unv ’    ,    .    t    “When you hear the tape,” stored" at the archives, at that . DeMarco has testified that he lhc Timt,s quoted one source as tjme    bacl h*s secretly retype the sayjng “you have a lot more The evidence on this issue, °^inal d^’,hdatfd ^ £ resPcct for U™'* integrity and alone with the evidence that ’ becaust tbe PapV and 1 e what he told the senate Water-anv deed for st.vle    (>ll^,na were gate committee. It is that explo it a nn«tJ^Kfcrent !T°m tboSe accom- sive. it is not ambiguous.” over tapes of the 42 presidential conversations next week. “We continue to feel it is essential that the committee first The story of the mailing-list Through a spokesman, potential business use. Wright’s subsidies is outlined in a law- Humphrey disclaimed know!- report quotes the organization s yer’s report, commissioned by edge of the transaction and re- former political treasurer. Bob the co-op’s board of directors, ferred newsmen to his former I^Hy, as saying he was told the campaign manager. Min- co-op wanted names and ad-neapolis attorney Jack Chest-presses of farmers “for possible Chestnut said he has no use in soliciting life insurance.” on the past political and financial dealings of its top officials, some of whom have been ousted. from tapes to the committee. nut. vmesmui sam ne aas nu —«■ *** — n —v  ----—      robbed    of $42 sources     —    -.....—    — first-hand knowledge of the pay- UUY said he was told this by (about the undisputed fact that tn,H Thp r„7pttp catllrdav I been made to provide additional ment, either.    -former general manager Harold-------*-------'    t0,d    Gazette    ^aturaay. (Nelson. Co-op officials told the PoUtkal Trust    (same thing to the Valentine, Singer said the computer-mail Sherman firm, according to its ments from July 16 to Dec. 29, firm — Valentine, Sherman and attorney, Singer. Other payments went for lists11971. They went to share the Associates — had expected But the cooperative never en- (Continued: Page 3. Col. I » stalemate. this period as the logical interlude between technical discussions and negotiation an actual agreement. But. nevertheless,    he and the Soviets must in this    visit reach    tions    were    assembled    from violated federal law prohibiting jjst"s ”n the ^972 Florida    Potential    Use’.' a “conceptual breakthrough ' or    COurt documents, interviews,    donation    of    corporate money to an(j    Maryland presidential    pri-    However,    cooperative    officials probably abandon hope for a    an(j a report by the cooperative    political campaigns.    maries    by Sen    Humphrey    said    tbat    tbe    ^sts    had    at    least    a meaningful treaty by the end ol 0n activities of its leaders.    1--------------- the year.    One    of the    largest    payments Two other East-West conter-    covered most    of the    cost    of a onces are lagging: The talks in    mailing list for the Iowa Demo- Vienna on a mutual pullback of    cratic party. That transaction American and Russian troops in    came after co-op officials Europe and those in Geneva in    sought to make a donation to which the Soviets are seeking    the unannounced presidential permanent recognition of their    campaign of Sen. Harold hold on East Germany, Poland,    Hughes, an offer the Iowa sena-    Payments    were    made    by    the Hungary. Romania. Czechoslo*    tor savs he declined.    Texas-based    Associated    Milk vakia and Bulgaria.    *    Producers, Inc., in six install- Oklahoma, Kansas In the Middle East the two powers have conflicting inter- . . ,    _    u    ...    .    .    t    .    ,    ...    ,    -    ...    - csts ilthoui'h thev joined forces    retluested    for    (,ov-    Davld    HaM    cost    of    computerized    mailing    AMPI to pay its part of the bills    tered the insurance business ’    of    Oklahoma    and    Gov.    Robert    lists    that    politicians or business-    from its political    trust, rather    Singer said the Valentine. lX)cking of Kansas. Those lists    men use to address tailor-made    than from its corporate account, j Sherman    firm    originally    asked letters to specific groups of peo-    Federal law    prohibits corpora- the co-op    for “political    dollars, pie. such as Kansas Democrats    tions    from donating company    not corporate dollars.'’ He said over    age 65 or Iowa farmers    funds    to political campaigns,    it wasn’t until the last corporate who    vote.    but allows use of    trusts for do-    check came through in July, Breakdown    nations so long as    the trusts are    1971, that the firm realized „    *» c.    ..___ .    financed through voluntary con- things wouldn't be that way. Gerald Singer, an attorney for tributions Although AMPI has At the time, according to the ,    e    ,nncap0 c^mpd *ma    one of    the richest political trusts    lawyer and officials of the firm. By Associated Pres    refused to evacuate the wedge firm    that compiled he costly    ^ the    nafion |ts records shmv it    Valentine, Sherman was Israel and Syria battled for Israel captured in the ()ctoher lists, w^as interviewed by tele- ^    funds    to    pav    i(s    strapped for money and over- more than six hours across the war. and another 15.000 to 20.000    phone. Singer gave the following    sharo Qf    lhKe    H*st    biHs    r    drawn    on    its    bank    account. Golan Heights Saturday, and fled. the Israeli command said.    breakdown of the cooperative's    AMPi    never    used the Usts, ac They    acknowledged    that    the Tel    Aviv    said a Syrian woman The    Syrians    also    shelled    payments:    (cording to a    report to the co-firm accepted    the was    killed    Israeli    positions    in the    area of    A\1PI paid SSO.IHM) in two in-    op s board by    Edward Wright, a mone\ Meanwhile, the state depart- Dolan captured in the 1967 bailments for a list of residents ment announced a high-ranking w,!r- |b(' Aviv command    0f rura) iowa The state Demo- Syrian official will come to sa'd Syria said it kncH’kc-d out    eratic pa"\v. which requested it, Washington about April IO or ll ll Israeli artillery positions and    pajd jio.oot). Sen. Hughes said to consult with Secretary of three tanks, and destroyed a    (brough a spokesman that co-op State Kissinger on Israeli-Syrian motorized artillery battery and    officials offered to help finance disengagement on the tense a heavy machine gun nest.    the project after he turned down On the Sinai |r»nt. a High their offer of a donation to his(,east ■ ht porsons werc killcd when the fire broke out ranking    United    Nations’    of-    campaign. He said he and Iowa    “Th(,    guy took a f fleer    said    the    Egyptians    had    party officials    didn’t know the    Su'utll*,v whcn a man    fosst-d .i    (<an of    Kaso|ine with two    gallons moved    some artillery pieces    co-op paid its share in corporate    gasoline can into a bar and ig    m d dumpccj S()me on the floor, beyond    their zone into the    funds.    nited the gas with a match, fire    |ef( (be can and threw a match AMRI paid $7.(HK) tor a list for    officials said.    in it,” said Fire t hief Melvin Abourezk. who    was running in    *. .    . 1(}    Mrsons in the    bar    K°yser ‘ 1 understand the man South Dakota    for his present    wm t    R.d    (|(flua|s    sa|d    six    is now    rn police custody    I d say senate port. Total cost *us of them critically. A policeman hr» aroiind 2S years old J20 W Aboure/k satd Ihrouph a and    suffered smoke Keyser said the tatoo* Bar. Klish officer told a    spokesman he was unaware that    ,nba|ation    a {br<,t>'st(,rY brick building on •wsman Friday the    AMIM’s share came from its    1    North 6th street, was gutted by moved IOO    corporate account, and said he    A man was    apprehended    the fire, which was brought wounded. The woman was be yards or more into the buffer would have refused the help if shortly after the blaze and was under control in 20 minutes, lievcd to he the first civilian zone to reach a better firing he had known corporate money being held pending the filing o! Authorities declined comment casualty of the 12-day war of at- position on the side of a hill. He was being used.    charges. His identity was not on what precipitated the bombilation on the rocky plateau said the Egyptians had been told AMPI paid $30,000 for a list released.    mg, but sources told the Allen- An estimated 3,000 Syrian vil-to move the intruding cannon by requested by Gov. Hall but Deputy Fire Chief Jamestown Call-Chronicle it followed lagers *— mostly Druse Arabs —(Monday.    iOklahoma Democrats failed to (Thompson said there were an argument. there was never the papers oilier than a post- , documents. Once the will be presented1 '    , dated one, shortly by the staff of the congressional joint committee on Internal Revenue taxation to the members of the committee. The staff is trying to get its report written on all aspects of Nixon’s tax returns by the end of next week. though some of the staff express doubt that this tentative deadline will be met. The staff appears likely to abstain from reaching any conclusions on the crucial question of how much President Nixon himself knew about the allegedly non-existent original deed and . .    _    The    White House spokesman new copy o e ee ™ vpar isaid “tbe malicious intentions of rn April of the following year |hc lndivjduals who |antcd (his the old one was destroyed n are c|car„ Jd |fce conformity with his firm sprat- ^ „tam)0t he|p ^ ^ (Continued: Page 3, Col. 2.) Murder Victim Robbed cl S42, Sources Report A young Cedar Rapids man who was murdered two weeks ence the White House attitude with respect to providing additional materials in the future” to the judiciary committee. A recording of the Nixon-Dean conversation was one of 19 tapes provided to the committee as well as to special prosecutor Leon Jaworski. “Not Changed” Ziegler said no decision has the only copy of the deed that exists now is a back-dated version. Nixon's Knowledge On the question of Nixon’s knowledge may hinge the even more important question of whether the committee The money was taken Michael Scrvey, 18, who along ‘‘The White House position with Maureen Connolly, 17, was has not changed,” he said. “We shot to death early Mardi IO feej (bat the committee should Charged in the case are At- defjne the scope of their inves- well Junior Conner, 29. of near Bertram, and George Junior ligation and their charges. In Israeli-Syrian Duel on Heights Kills Woman J Nowlin. 31. rural Keystone. Both    ^ are in the Linn county jail. corporate cease-fire line And. Rear Adm. Brian McCauley, who headed the mine clearing operations in Haiphong harbor, prepared to meet with Cairo officials to map a similar multimillion dollar I . S. effort to clean the explosive-laden Suez Canal. Israel said the woman was killed in the tank and artillery exchanges on the that two Israeli Man Tosses Gasoline Can, Match into Bar; 8 Killed ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) --At about 20 persons in the bar ion the fire broke out ’The guy took a five-gallon charge the President with fraud on his income taxes. The chairman and vice-chair man of the committee Sen. ^ ^ had (aken a friend to Russell Long iD-La.i and Rep.    t    near    Paiisades-Kepler Wilbur Mills (D-Ark.) have said park sou(beast of Cedar Rapids in recent days that they know of wdere Servey’s body was found.! ha rvr/vnf nf fr'tiiH Hilt I/inn nZ\K The information was not new, for newsmen earlier in the week were asked not to release it. A second friend w'as also shown the body, sources said, and the two were among the three material witnesses ro to what further information they c t want and why. Logically, the It was also pub!,cued Satyr-    ca„ onl V j(ic day that one of the suspects in j( a8sfsses ^ m^sslvc Continued: Page 3, Col 3.) no proof of fraud, but Long has taken pains to point out that that is not the same as saying that there is no evidence of fraud. The staff's work on the matter is incomplete because the joint committee has been unable to mid uui arn thing about a cru- Nixon f(’rred t° the time of the arrests, and held in protective custody last Monday night prior to any arrests. Initial reports had it that a young girl had found the body cia! conversation between and his tax laywer, Frank DeMarco of I ais Angeles. DeMarco has refused to testify about what he discussed with Nixon in a half hour meet buffer area, and he indicated that there may have been other violations of the disengagement agreement negotiated by Kissinger. The Swedish ing in the Oval office on April March 15, but out of fear, did IO, 1970, the day Nixon signed tell anyone else until March his 1969 tax return. That was    vm‘k    aB°- * the first return on which the <JaY< authorities w deduction for the pre-presiden-] ”f®dend tial papers was claimed Heights and visiting ne oldiers were Egyptian gun Privilege Invoked Before the joint committee I oiffij/ v i buckle lf taxes and prices continue to climb, what this country will need is a good five-eent cigarette.    coevrieht Late last Sun-ere led to the road where Servey’s body was located The day before, two motorcyclists had found Miss Connol ly’s body near the old Morley bridge southeast of Anamosa, just off highway 151. Sources have also told The Gazette that it is believed Miss Connolly was killed first. The defendants, held under $325,000 bond each, are scheduled to appear for a prelim! I nary hearing Monday. Today’s Index SECTION A Laie Ni-wi I, ), 30 DhIIh I Editorials St Pi port Card to Cl y Hall Notts to Accent on Youth 1/ SECTION A lo* J Nt*S MB Frank Ny* s Political Notts a Talavisian Tabla Political Caltndar I Marion • Food to Building nu Farm ta to Movies 20 n Record Ravia* 20 SECTION C Social 1-24 Around th* Town I Na* Books I Traval ll SECTION 0 Spot »s lf Outdoor iowa I Financial IBI) Ntw York Slocks I# Want Ads I* 24 Cret sword U Parade Milam* lit Comics IO ;

  • Frank Demarco
  • George Junior
  • Gerald Singer
  • Hall Notts
  • James Abourezk
  • Junior Conner
  • Leon Jaworski
  • Maureen Connolly
  • Wilbur Mills

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: March 24, 1974

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