Cedar Rapids Gazette, March 27, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

March 27, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 27, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Chanco of rain through T Ii u r s ti a y. laws tonight near 40. Highs Thursday near HO. rn tv p id A CITY FINAL IO CENTS VOLUME 92 -NUMBER 77 CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES SNOOPIN Snags May Keep Henry In Moscow C. R. Voters Again Reject CATY Issue By Mike Deupree For the second time in less than two years, Cedar Rapids1 voters have soundly rejected a MOSCOW (AP) — A stale- ProPOsal to bring cable televi-i mate in nuclear weapons negoti- sion to the city. ations may keep Secretary of State Kissinger in Moscow until | reterendum „„ the end of the week. Informed sources said Kissinger and Soviet Communist party leader Iieonid I. Brezhnev have been unable so far to achieve the ‘‘conceptual breakthrough” that could lead The vote Tuesday, in a special a proposal to grant a 15-year non-exclusive franchise to Community Cable Co. of Cedar Rapids, was 3,101 for and 4,776 against. That’s only 39.4 percent, and a simple majority was needed for to the new arms limitation: treaty President Nixon hopes to Passa8c‘-sign when he visits the Soviet!    1972    Vote capital in the summer.    ,n    November    ]g72    voters    re.| Delayed Talks    jjected    a    similar    proposal    by General Electric Cablevision Corp. by nearly a 2-1 margin. Brezhnev d e I a ye d today’s talks for six hours, but he and Kissinger began their talks in the afternoon. A U. S. spokesman said the Soviets called a half-hour before the discussions were scheduled to start to ask for a postponement. He said the Soviets gave no The light turnout Tuesday (more than 60.000 persons were eligible to vote) was expected. Supporters made little effort to publicize the referendum, believing chances of approval were greater with a sparse vote. Dr. Percy Harris, president of House Unit Hikes Volga Lake Funds Farm Plan Scheduled As Model By Frank Nye DES MORNES — A house appropriations sub-committee split ranks with its senate counterpart Wednesday to approve a $9,050,000 appropriation bill for ident Nixon’s order giving the the state conservation commis- agriculture department access sion that includes $1.5 million to to tax files on farmers was a WASHINGTON (AP) - Pre* explanation, but sources said ^le comPany' was disappointed the politburo, the party’s policy- and surprised at the outcome of making body, met Wednesday    referendum, morning and Brezhnev would    ^ wasn t the no votes that have attended such a meeting. killed Brezhnev is understood to votes, have cautioned Kissinger during | their first meeting Monday against stressing the massive U.S. advantage in missiles carrying multiple warheads. He is reported to have likened such talk to blackmail. This could explain Kissinger's warning at a luncheon Monday us, it he said was the ‘yes’ —UPI Telephotos SKYI..ABGERS—Six of the nine astronauts from the crews of Skylabs I, 2 and 3 ride in antique cars along a CSicago parade route. In the front car are, from left, Charles Conrad, Joseph Kerwin and Paul Weitz. In t!ie rear are Alan Bean, Owen Garriott and Jack Lcusma. The nine were made honorary citizens of Chicago. carry on the Volga lake project in Fayette county. The bill calls for an appropriation of $1,550,000 over the $7.5 million recommended for conservation projects for 1974-75 by Gov. Robert Ray, whose budget deluded only $250,000 for the $9 million Volga lake project. Increase in the Volga Ink* appropriation in the bill, which now goes to the house appropriations committee, was a victory for Rep. Donald Avenson (D-Oelwein) and Sen. H. L. Heying (D-West Union), who have been battling all session to increase the governor’s $250,000 proposal for Volga lake. Specific Amounts model for snooping into tax returns throughout the government, according to a congressional committee. The order, issued in January, 1973, was revoked last week. It permitted the department to inspect more than three million federal income tax returns of farmers to compile mailing lists for statistical surveys. Model for Future According to the house foreign operations and government information subcommittee, which held hearings last summer on the plan, “the first executive order had been drawn up as a model for future executive Senate members of the joint orders opening tax returns for sub-committee refused to go similar statistical uses by other along with the house members federal agencies.” in directing the conservation The panel said in its report commission to use specific that the justice department, amounts of money for specific confirming this, wrote: “The IO of 11 GOP Senators Ask Support Base Harris said they knew a base of at least 14,000 persons who favor cable television existed in the city, because about 16,000 Kl    A I rJ voted for the GE proposal in I MU MIXON AIU 1972. An extensive telephone cam Byrd Blasts Nixon for DeanSticks Criticism of Congress WASHINGTON (AP) jority of Republican WASHINGTON (AP) — Assis-1a partisan congress out to get - A ma- tant Democratic Leader Robert him. senators gyfd accuseci president Nixon To Charges On Mitchell projects, such as Volga lake. Senate members also rejected a proposal to appropriate $8 million to the commission to use ; at its discretion on its uncompleted projects. original order was prepared by the department of the treasury in language designed to serve as a prototype for future tax return inspection orders.” Rep. Bill Alexander (D-Ark ), that “if we attempt to black- Pa*8n during the week prior to nm {or re_ejectjon year,    .    , mail each other." there can be "* election netted IOMI voters Isay (he don-t plan ask for Wednesday of misleading the reverse is (rue no peace in the world.    °/    .    ?y    *eI,e    dc!initc,y    campaign    help from President People and trying to sabotage He said To get more money for Volga a member of the parent com-Iake and $1.8 million for com- mittee on government opera-pletion of a fish hatchery at tions, asked rhetorically in a in southern Iowa, separate report whether the But he said that virtually the „nrv,^~I;I”7_I.house sub-committee members first order would allow the do NEW YORK (AP) — Ousted White House counsel John Dean ^at^un I completed his testimony as a ,    r    .. star government witness at the bad to accePl a 51 5 million iitem payment of commerce to in- campaign help from President people aim trying iu sausage ne sam n i a u ii blamed trial of John Mitchell and for dredging the state s artifical spect business men’s tax re-1,-1 Knots    going    to    vote    for the franchise. !Nixon.    the    house    impeachment    inquiry,    congress    for    not    acting    on    17    Maurice Stans Wednesday andt,akcs as    I*™ J£ !f!Jrns’ department of labor I Even en election day, Harris Qnjy ono Cf G Sen j|enry. p ^ ^ believes Nixon’s energy bills while he vetoed stuc* to his story under grilling P ®n n 1 s, c    D    i7°,rn    L e wage earners, or the While Kissinger and Brezhnev,said, they received positive iBeIImon of 0klahoma says he 5 k,.    ,    *    .    \    ,    bv defense lawyers    Lake) and Sen. Berl Priebe (D- denartment rf health, education turned Tuesday to the Middle! commitments from about 6,000,    MxoTm    camMien    •    credlbl,lty    ,s    aImost    entirely    comprehensive    energy    legisla-    y    ..    f ^_____ Algona). The governor did notland welfare thole Of doetora and ^ to m East and other problems, aides were trying to unravel the knots in the nuclear issue. Kissinger during his stay in Moscow hopes to work out a deal for a treaty limiting the voters. For one reason or another, though, they didn’t vote. Were Confident He said company officials were confident of victory until about 6    p.m., when poll- has asked Nixon to campaign for him in 1974. Seven of ll say they don’t want Nixon to campaign for them. The G.O.P. senators were questioned in advance of Wednesday night’s $1.000-a-plate development of missiles carry-    >    P-    *    P , j fund-raising dinner, at which ing multiple warheads, the    ‘    P    1    .“.Nixon will be the main speaker. MIRVs in which the U. S. has a I Percent of the persons who had speaker Party officials predicted the gone and that the President is tion which contained many of _Jn threfj days testimony,'recommend , .    .    ,    . . ' . m    Dean said that former Atty. engaged in a desperate, last- them.    rjCn M|,che|, ha(j ca||ed ^ ditch campaign to save himself    Dragging    Out?    repeatedly about a fraud inves- from being ousted from office He contended Nixon sought to,fj*aUon of financ>er Robert by blaming his problems on imn|v th;)t    Hrayninp Vesc0* who 8ave a    secret imply that congress is dragging $20a 0(M)    t0    Pres. congress.    iQUt    Watergate    when    he    told an ident Nixon’s re-election cam- It is a strategy that can only audience in Houston last week: paign. mislead the people, and it isi“To drag out Watergate only Dean said both Mitchell and the operated with the courts and the the cabinet election c who quit to head Nixon's re- big advantage. while balancing promised t° vote ^ th®taffair w0uld bring in between calculated to sabotage the legiti- drags down America.”    istans    tried to delay disclosure off the Soviets edge in pay 0 U ^    $600,000    and    $700,000,    about the mate and constitutional im-1 “The President could have of the contribution, at least until capacity.    •    nrnhahiv    ho    rmWoH    same as *be Democrats raised peachment inquiry by the house done more than anyone else to after the election fSZ <be“ s'    ‘™    f 'T?™ °J    a"<    -id    tho    put Watergate behind us a long Th„ ” government is fully aware' of "We certainly appreciate the “nneT inrn" 1^0.^ by Z«naW'I aBd ^    I    jj f°' the implications of the Soviet help we go.front.the common.- ,he halMwen yearXs before; West Virginia senator said missile tests conducted last Au- tj, and we will continue our cd- j973 wjien (de Watergate scan- gust. The U. S. is reported will- ucational efforts on cable televi-|dal cut the G 0 p tak| to about j    “Stron« Lan8uaJ?e*’ 7said. in t o rnmmnnitv yrnu ^ qqq^ thp annual Republican! “I know that this is strong lan-1 Byrd said that while the Pres- j dinners brought in an average guage. But it comes from one j ident has said the house judiei-of $1.5 million, reaching a who will not prejudge the Pres- ary committee wants a truck-record $3 million in 1969.    jident’s guilt or innocence before load of documents and tapes a house vote on articles of im- from the White House all it has if such occurs.” either of items. To come close to the governor’s budget, house sub-committee members eliminated his recommendations for a $2 million appropriation for the state's open spaces program and a $1 million appropriation to acquire land at Rathbun lake for a proposed state-owned resort lodge. these teachers. “Is this evidence of a master plan of the federal government to oversee the private affairs of every group of citizen*?” he asked. “We are shocked at what we eventually uncovered. A committee hearing confirmed our worst fears.” “Waves of 1984” I for one am not going to stand idly by while the first Avenson was even successful waves from 1984 wash over in amending the house proposal, me.” he said. use of any The 1973 order was announced . .    .       campaign,    are    charged    "ba h prohibited special prosecutors in carrying wi(h conspjracv to ,m de    money to purchase or lease re-^n a notice in the Federal Regis out their responsibilities,” Byrd Vesco investigation, obstruc- sort iod«es by adding that nei* ter but was not publicized bj “We plan to try again. ing for the Soviets to do enough sion in the community, testing over the next few years said to narrow the MIRV gap. But Kissinger is seeking concessions to offset the preponderant Sovi-e t advantage in launching power. “Constructive” Talks Ford Says He, Wife Decided on ll Retirement ••Still Party Head" lion of justice and perjury. Transcript For the first time, a brief ex-j cerpt from a transcript of a; taped conversation between However, the Colorado sena-(Continued: Page 3. Col. I.) Brezhnev and Kissinger met again for eight hours on Tuesday. A joint statement said they president Ford says he and his dinner and don't see anything had “businesslike and construe- wde decjded jast year. while he wr*ong with the idea of Nixon five” talks on the Middle East    .    ‘    '    ’    speaking. *    ..    ...    ... ,.... was still in the house of repre-    4„ situation and the East-West con-    K    ‘I    think    its great, said Sen. ferences on European security sedatives, that he would retire peter Dominick iR-Colo.). and cooperation and troop re- by 1977.    I    “He’s    still the head of our ductions in Central Europe    He said the bargain holds as party ’’ While they talked, the Rus- long as his wife and children sians arranged a news confer- want it to, according to People ence by Dzherman Gvishiani, magazine. He said the only pos-deputy chairman of the State sible exception he could en-Committee for Science and I vision w ould be a deadlocked Technology, for the American! Republican convention turning newsmen who accompanied Kis-jto him. singer to Moscow. He warned The magazine quotes Ford as that most of the big Soviet- describing a nervous ailment American trade deals that have suffered by Mrs. Ford since 1964 been talked about since Nixon’s and diagnosed as resulting from last Moscow visit could fall the pressures of his political through unless the U. S. life. the Soviet The magazine said: “Finally, credits m 1973. they reached a decision. Despite their    noticeable * peachment if such occurs.    asked    is the production of 42    Dean and the President in the Bvrd s remark* came in a    tapes    of presidential conversa-    White House was put into evi- specch to the National Capital    tions    and information on the    donee Democratic club coolness to the idea of having the President campaign for them, most of the G.O.P. sena- White House indexing system NEW YORK (AP) - Vice-1 tors said thev plan to attend the Hc sa“ Ni*on "has virtually “al1 ,lf whlch vlould I,robabi> . ..    j    j    J    . i. commandeered The converstaion. on March 20. 1973, concerned Mitchell’s report to Dean about his appearance before the grand jury that eventually indicted the former attorney general and Stans. Nixon’s objective is to create a’caused the erosion of the power r.^ccord*ng 10 transmPL 1/68 (Continued: Page 12, Col. 8.) Losing Hope: Mrs. Hearst NEW YORK (AP) — Catherine Hearst said Tuesday that the television not fill a wheelbarrow', let alone and radio media to launch sub a ‘U-HpuI trailer' ” tie, but sustained and unjustified Byrd asserted that the Water-attacks on the legislative gate scandals have weakened branch.”    the U.S. at home and abroad The senator said he believes because the President has wave of sympathy for himself of the presidency. as an underdog, an embattled “He speaks,, and the people do President fighting back against not believe him," Byrd said. an told the President that he had just talked with Mitchell (Continued: Page 3, Col 3.) Women Seek Iowa Equal Rights Repeal congress grant Union increased tradi and tariff concessions. Joint Responsibility VIENTIANE. Laos (AID-The laotian government Wednesday transferred responsibility f o r the military security of Vientiane to a joint command with the Pathet Lac. Today'* Chuckle More twins are bewig born tlx*n* days. Maybe kids lack the courage to come into this world alone.    coovrnm Ford realized he would probably never attain his ambition to be .speaker of the house of representatives, but he did want to run for congress once mon* and serve a full 28 years Then, in January, 1977, he would retire ” “I made a real firm commitment not only to her hut to the children,” Ford said With his situation now changed, he maintained the commitment still applied as far as his family is concerned “I think they think it holds. I think it does as long as they do,” he said. By Frank Nye DES MOINES - If there is a move under way to persuade the Iowa legislature to rescind its ratification of the women’s Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), house and senate leaders are unaware of it. That’s what they told The Gazette in separate interviews Tuesday after the newspaper was notified that two groups of women are working to get the legislature to reverse itself. Circulate Petitions Mrs George Paradise of Sioux City said one group, Iowa W o rn e n Against the Equal Rights Amendment, is circulating petitions in the southern and eastern portions of the state asking the legislature to rescind ratification. Another group with which she is affiliated, My Right To Be a Woman, is circulating the petitions in northern and western Iowa, Mrs. Paradise said in a letter to The Gazette. Senate Republican Leader Clifton Lamborn iR Muquoke-ta) and House Republican leader Edgar Holden (R-Davenport) both shook their heads when asked if they know of any move to rescind the legislature’s action okaying ERA. “I haven't heard anything about it," Lamborn said. “I think I’ve had one letter on it.” was Holden’s reply. I.t. Gov. Arthur Neu said he didn t know of any activity along that line except, perhaps, by the Daughters of tho American Revolution and that so far as tie knows that organization has not pressed yet for legislative action. One of the prime movers for ratification in the 1972 legislative session was Sen Minnette Doderer (l)Towa City). When she was asked about Mrs. Paradise’s statement that a rescindment move is under way, Sen. Doderer said she had not heard of it and commented: ‘ The Birchers are at it again." Another leader for ERA ratification, Rep. Joan Lipsky (R-Cedar Rapids) observed: “I haven’t heard a word about it and as far as I know our ratification action has re ceived overwhelming approval. “The National Women’s Po litical Caucus has chosen Iowa as the site for its next political convention because we had such an enormous turnout at the organizational meeting of our Iowa Political Caucus in Ames last September. “That was substantial evidence that Iowa women want to be politically active ERA is their first priority.” House Speaker Andrew Var-ley (R-Stuart), like other Republican majority leaders, said. “I haven't heard a word about any move to rescind our ratification of ERA.” In her letter Mrs. Paradise said “We tested the mood of the women of Iowa with petitions and have amassed a goodly, impressive number of signatures. by t h e agriculture department. ^Ciritics on Capitol Hill voiced fears    that the    government would not restrict itself to information for statistical surveys. Dr. Don Paarlberg, the agriculture department’s director of economics, told the committee that the IRS and his department were ready to design safeguards she was beginning to lose hope    prevent the abuse of    the    in- that ber kidnaped daughter will    formation, ever be freed.    But    one    observe- said, “You “You try to keep your spirits wonder why this wasn’t publi-up, but now Pm finally begin- cized from the beginning, e.pe* ning to lose hope,” she said “I cially if it was for the glorious can’t think of any way out of it    purpose they    said it was    for.” for Patty now.’    “Who will    guarantee    that    in- Mrs. Hearst was in New York sped ion will be for the limited with her husband while he at- and harmless sounding purpose tended a Hearst Corp meeting. 0f compiling statistics?” asked (Rep. Jerry Litton (D-Mo.), ap-j pearing before the subcommittee. Although the order was revoked last week, Rep. Abraham Hazen (D-Texas) introduced a bill Monday amending the Internal Revenue Code to restrict the authority for inspection of tax returns and the disclosure of information in the returns. “We have sufficient legal opinion to assure us rescinding the ERA is legal. A stale may reconsider to the point of ratification of the 38 states.” (Editor s Note: Ratification by 38 states is necessary before an amendment can become a part of the U. S. Constitution. At last count 35 states had ratified ERA.) “The state of Nebraska has rescinded its hasty action. Thirteen other states are iii the process. Numbers Growing “I am chairman for My Right To Be a Woman com mittee. Our members arc tall, short, Democrat, Republican, Catholic, Protestant, and our (Continued: Page 12, Col 6.) Todays Index Comics 7D Crossword 7D Daily Record SA Deaths 3\ Editorial Features •A farm IIC Financial 81) Marion 4C Movies . 6C Society Kilt I3B Sports UHR) State 1C-3C Television IB Want Ads . I ill >131) ' fM'M ;

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