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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 28, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weath er- of rain Friday. Lows tonight In 40s. Highs Friday upper 50s. VOLUME 92 -NUMBER 78 CITY FINAL 10 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, THURSDAY, MARCH ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES WAGE Doubt U.S. To Ransom American HERMOSILLO, Mexico (AP) officials here main- tained silence Thursday on de- 'tails of the kidnaping of an 'American commercial attache, but they weren't expected to meet a reported ran- som demand. John Patterson, 31, disap- peared last Friday, reliable sources in Washington said, but the kidnaping was kept secret until U.S. Atty. Gen. William Saxbe referred to it Wednesday morning at a news conference. Saxbe said he canceled a trip to Mexico City because he feared the kidnapers would link Ills visit to the abduction. John Husheiij a spokesman for the justice department in Washington, said Saxbe had never been told U.S; authori- ties were Keeping the kidnap- ing secret The ransom demand for Pat- terson was slipped under the door of the Hermosillo consul- ate and was signed by the Peo- ple's Revolutionary army of Mexico, Washington sources said. The U. S. government is op- posed to meeting the demands of foreign kidnapers When the American consul-general in Guadalajara, Terrance Leon- hardy, was abducted last May and leftist guerillas demanded ransom for him, his fam- ily had to borrow the money from three Guadalajara banks to get him back. With U.S. Citizen Patterson, his wife and young daughter moved three months ago to .Hermosillo, 150 miles south of the Arizona border. The Mexican attorney general's of- fice said he was last seen at 10-30 a.m. Friday when he drove away from the consulate with ah unidentified U. S. citi- zen. The automobile was found abandoned several hours later. Neither Mexican nor U. S. of- ficials have shed any light on who Patterson's companion was, nor have they said if he also is missing. Visitors to U. S. consulates in Mexico usually have to sign in. Patterson's kidnaping was not announced until Wednesday and the delay was not explained. rPersons at the hotel where the Pattersons were living said Mrs. Patterson left the hotel Wednes day morning and did not return But they reported that from Friday until Wednesday she gave no indication that anything was wrong. Employes at the hotel said the couple's daughter, who was about 4 years old, left Her- mosillo several days ago, and il was believed she had been taken to New York. Classified Ad The Hermosillo newspaper El Sonorense reported that a woman who identified herself only as "Maria" brought in classified ad in English that said: "Giovanni I have the money you need for transaction. Please contact me so I can send it to you. Ann." The ad was to run for four days, but later the woman re- turned and cancelled it, the paper said. Because Giovanni is Italian for John, and Ann is Mrs. Pat- terson's name, the paper said it traced the woman and found she was a friend of Mrs. Patterson and the wife of n sponsor of the local Mexican-American Cultur- al Relations Institute. A spokesman for_ the U. S. (Continued: Pngi'l, Col. 4.) Telepholo Chicago Loop Fire Chicago -firemen play water on the six-story State Randolph building across the street from the Marshall Field department store. The fire, which blocked morning rush hour traffic Thursday, caused an estimated damage to the 75-year-old building. One fireman was injured, not seriously. Cause of the fire was unknown. Kissinger Falls Short On Nuclear Arms Pact LONDON (AP) Secretary launch of State Kissinger flew toward ahead, home Thursday with Soviet .pro wsals that fall far short of the "conceptual break-through" needed to produce a new treaty limiting nuclear weapons. However, a joint U.S.-Soviet communique said the two sides had agreed "there are possibili- ties for reaching mutually ac ceptable and that they were determined to keep making "energetic efforts to find such solutions." A senior U.S. official acknowl- edged the Soviet proposals fell short of what Kissinger sought, but he said President Nixon in- launch power where they are 'lead. Permanent bans would be left to subsequent negotiations be- tween the two countries. Jewish Emigration Although Kissinger failed to Today's Chuckle Tho Instructions on the In- come tax form nre n religious experience they pnssclh nil understanding. C.R. Police Petition for An Prospect Much Greater: Griffin WASHINGTON (UPI) Con- ing it unnecessary to have Changes Its, Name to UmtedWay Three Cedar Rapids police the prospect of in the Community Services ir fleers filed suit Thursday impeachment is the Constitution, if county is no more. ing an injunction to prohibit today" than a month votes to impeach .a UCS board of directors forcement of an ordinance ago, a .leading the equivalent of Wednesday afternoon to viding for discharge of officer's who refuse to answer granc jury. Thursday urged- the house judiciary committee to speed its inquiry in the the senate must conduct a trial on the the agency's name to United Way of Linn County. Board President William Under the ordinance, you obviously feel explained the. name may be discharged if they Griffin of headed for a trial in would "gain the benefits fuse to testify or to take lie. assistant senate Griffin was national television publicity tector tests in conjunction called on the I would h'ave to United -Way is said am a grand jury investigation, is investigating the likelihood seems 'helping hands' logo is viding their testimony cannot be used against them in exist to impeach Nixon to permit the President's today .than it did a month or two he not United Community Services. proceedings. The ordinance was passed lasl week in response to a requesl from Special Prosecutor Garry Woodward, -who said it vmaV aid in the Linn grand jury investigation of the police to be. present at its meet ings and to cross-examine wit nesses. The committee has reachei no decision- on a White House request to let Nixon's lawyers participate in the house impeachment inquiry's staff has notified the White House it will ask, for more of President Nixon's tape-recorded conversations. This was disclosed Wednesday as the house judiciary committee's two senior members put also recognizes the mobility of our he said as a large percentage of people move to. new communities every year and the United Way is" a more universal symbol of the community fund drive. Reconvenes. from what he said and listened for T.he grand jury is scheduled precedents" to permit White' House counsel access time to portions of tapes the committee already board voted once again not to amend its lease on new reconvene next impeachment process, Rodino at 712 Third avenue SE. Woodward has said the said in a floor speech, the ranking Lodge of the Inter- tiveness of the ordinance to me that it1 is in the Hutchinson' of Assn. of Machinists and seen largely destroyed by interest and in the to give any details Workers has been general police stand against of fairness to get to is on the tapes except with UCS to amend The three officers who filed suit Thursday in Linn to get 'to the facts as quickly as is some foul language. "Was there a bombshell in lease to allow the union to occupy the building as soon as court also had filed a. suit there Monday asking that the Avoid Hutchinson declare the ordinance is unconstitutional, that it is an illegal and abusive use of legislative powers and that it is void and of In fnrpp inH to reporters, he sale hat by permitting White House Vatergate lawyer James St. Clair to cross-examine "It didn't ;he replied. Asked if there was "a lot of cussing and bad. language" union has been negotiating to purchase the building from Schamberger Motor Co. UCS signed a five-year lease on the building last year with a 1U lUILc cliJU UlluUl. They are Detective at judiciary committee neetings, it might tapes, Hutchinson replied: 'No more than renewal option. (Continued: Page 3, Col. shorten the process by ni2cninists union oocs not want to nurchase the building if mit meeting with Leonid I. Brezhnev, the Soviet Communist party leader, in Moscow in early summer. Not Acceptable Without detailing the dif- ferences, the official said flatly: "What they gave us is not ac- ceptable." He added, however, that the U S. would try to come up with counterproposals, and that Kis- singer probably will go back to Moscow in May. In the meantime he will confer regularly with Anatoly Dobrynin, Soviet ambassador to Washington, will see Soviel Foreign Minister Andrei Gromy- ko at a U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York nex month, and technical negotia tions will continue in Geneva be tween the U S. and Soviet repre- sentatives. Kissinger stopped off in Lon don on his way home Thursda; for talks with leaders of the new British Labor government on improving the strained rela- tions between the U.S.. am Europe. He flew to Moscow last week- end saying he exoected a break- through to set the stage for an agreement in Geneva that Nixon and Brezhnev could sign at tlieir third summit meeting. Too Optimistic Acknowledging that this fore- cast was too optimistic, the of- fic'.al said of Kissinger's discus- sion with Brezhnev over the last achieve a nuclear Breakthrough he apparently obtained the pros- pect of substantial concessions from Brezhnev on the question of Jewish emigration. U.S. officials declined to dis- cuss details until Kissinger con- veys the Soviet proposals to congressional leaders. A majority of both the senate and the house so far has blocked trade credits and tariff conces- sions because of restrictions On Jews and other minorities try- ing to leave Russia. Kissinger may have won po- ential Soviet agreement to in- crease the outflow above the Jews who were permittei :o emigrate in 1973. Before arriving in London Kissinger told newsmen at Mos- cow's Vnukovo airport: "We lad a very good review of So viet-American, relations. I thin] we made good progress on a number of bilateral Tax Funding of House, Senate Races Rejected WASHINGTON (AP) The Heeled Gl to 33, another Allen ergaieburdars quiet" male Thursday defeated a amendment that would have nnrf hie Hutchinson said he and Ro- dino did not listen to the disput- ed March 21, 1973, recorded dis- c u s s i d n between President Vixon and former White House counsel John Dean on hush money to keep the original Wa- senale Thursday campaign reform bill amend- ment that would have elimin ated public financing for senate and house races. The vote was 51 to 39, Senator James Allen who offered the amendment, said it was not right for mem- )ers of congress to force the taxpayers to pay for their elcc- lon campaigns. But Sen, Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) replied that sizable contributions are made by spe- cial Interest groups to congres- sional as well as presidential campaigns. "If public financing is good miqir for Presidents, why do ve think wo are holler than asked Kennedy. Rejected Amendment On Wednesday the sonnlc re- amendment that would have Rodino and his chief counsel stricken the bill's public financ- aid the White House has turned ing provisions entirely. He noted the senate recently had voted down pay raises for members of congress and asked what the public would think if it now approves giving a senator as much million for a re- election campaign Despite the nearly 2 to-1 mar- gin by which the senate refused to erase Urn bill's public financ- ing provisions, Allen called the vote most encouraging. Ho said It showed Hint about one-third of Iho senate is op- posed to public financing In any 8 tapes over to the committee nd Rodino said there were more tapes in the grand jury material turned over Tuesday. President Nixon said March 9 he had ordered 19 tapes urncd over to the committee and newsmen asked Rodino if hat means one is missing. "I'm not saying Rodino aid. I know only that we nvo IB." Request for More The request for more tapes of 'resident Nixon's recorded con- 'orsatlons was disclosed by spe- form and this Indicated "It is cial counsel John Donr to all ju- golng to be difficult to pass llibj dietary committee members. bill In the rinnl analysis." It lakes a two-thirds to cut off a filibuster, (Continued: Page 3, Col, 6.) Donr said he told White House lawyer James St, Clair last Fri- day, "Wo would have additional (Continued: Pago 3, Col. (Continued: Page 3, Col. 6.) At the same time, there was an evident shift in U.S. strategy during Kissinger's Kremlin visit. Instead of seeking a per- manent ban on offensive nu- clear weapons, the two sides now are concentrat'ng on trying to agree on "add-ons" to the 1972 U.S.-Soviet treaty. The pact, signed by Nixon and Brezhnev at their first summit, limited defensive svstems and established controls on some of- fensive weapons for five years. Kissinger and Brezhnev con- centrated princioallv on mis- siles carrying multiple war- heads. The U.S. currently has a pre- dominant advantage in this cat- egory but the Soviets would be expected to make concessions in He did not elaborate, an> there was no indication hi three days of meetings wit Brezhnev had achieved th breakthrough he sought in th deadlocked negotiations to !im the two superpowers' nuclea arsenals. "It depends on what yo mean by a Ki singer i-told a questioner- "W had good discussions.. Bv Frank Nye DBS MOINES A house sub committee Thursday approvec a million appropriation to provide bus transportation for non-public school students in 1974-75 The bill, which provides for repeal of a million appro- priation for 1973-75 to provide auxiliary services to non-public school students, now goes to the :ull house appropriations com- mittee. The constitutionality of the auxiliary services appropri- ation presently is under attack in federal district court in Iowa jy the Americans United for the Separation of.Church and State and the Iowa Civil Liberties Union. Those knowledgeable about recent U. S. supreme court decisions think tie appropri- ation will be ruled unconstitu- tional, which would leave it available for other uses since the state has not paid any of it out pending the court's deci- sion. The three-judge court panel is not expected to make a decision j e f o r e mid-summer, which (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.) Hughes: Nixon Troop Violation WASHINGTON (UPI) Sena- tor Harold Hughes of Iowa says new evidence indicates Presi- dent Nixon violated the law by lermitting U.S. combat troops o enter Laos and Cambodia >etween 1969 and 1972. Hughes, in a senate speech, said the senate armed services committee had testimony from several witnesses who said [round operations took place iftcr enactment of legislation hat forbade further commit- ment of American forces in the two nations. These admissions point to clear violations of Hughes said. Previewing a 508-page report the committee soon will issue on Its investigation of military operations in Indo-Chlnn, Hughes said discovery of the operations In Laos and Cam- bodia were further Indications of Nixon's disregard for con- gressional intent in conduct of the Vietnam war. "President Nixon failed to in- form the congress of his widen- ing of the war into Cambodia by B-52 Hughes said. "He deceived ihe American people on April 30, 1970 when he claimed that 'for five years, neither the U.S. nor South Viet- nam has moved against these enemy sanctuaries.' He misled the congress and the American people by suggesting that all U.S. forces had been withdrawn from Cambodia on June 30, 1970 and that continued U.S. air strikes would bo limited to border areas for the protection of American forces. "And the evidence now avail- able strongly suggests that he violated the law by permitting ground combat troops to con- tinue to enter Cambodia and Hughes said. Nixon signed legislation Dec. 29, 1969, forbidding introduc- tion of U.S. ground troops into Laos or Thailand, and extended the ban to Cambodia one year later. "Despite these clear pro- visions of law, American com- bat troops continued to go into Laos and Hughes said. Hughes said that according to a defense department white paper, "there were 16 platoon- sized operations in Laos in 1970 and 13 more" between January, 1971, and April, 1972, plus three multi-platoon operations In Laos in 1970. In Cambodia, Hughes said, there were 22 platoon- sized operations after Jan. 1, 1971, plus nine multi-platoon missions. He quoted one witness as say- Ing the operations were called "SLAM search, locate and annihilate missions. WASHINGTON (AP) Con- ess Thursday sent to Presi- ent Nixon a bill increasing the inimum wage to an our. The house voted final ap- roval of the compromise meas- re, 345-50, soon after the-sen- te passed it, 71 to 19. Iowa enators Hughes and Clark vot- with the majority. Review Asked if President Nixon vould sign the minimum wage egislation, Deputy Press Sec- etary Gerald Warren said, the President feels that this ill is a step in the right direc- ion" and would help meet his foals. However, he said the nil would be subject to review jy the Office of Management nd Budget before Nixon made a final decision on whether to sign it. Senator Jacob Javits (R- N chief Republican sponsor of the bill, told his colleagues he White House had advised it would be signed. The bill also would bring an additional seven million workers under the wages and hours act including one million domestics. The President vetoed a some- what similar bill last year but the word at the Capitol is that he would sign the new version. Series of Steps The increase would raise the present wage floor to for 56 million workers in a series of steps. The first step would be on May 1. Congress last raised the mini- mum wage in 1966. The bill would bring domes- ics under the wages and hours aw for the first time, repeal vertime pay exemptions now in ffect in several industries, ghten present law on child abor on farms, and extend the cope of the law aimed at dis- rimination against elderly per- ons in employment. The wage floor would be in- reased on this schedule: For 36 million workers cover- d by the law prior to 1966 Way 1, Jan. 1, 1975, and 2.30 Jam For 19 million workers cover- d in the 1966 act, mostly retail na service employes, and cov- red by the current bill flay 1, Jan.. 20 Jan. 1976, and Jan. Farmworkers For farm workers who ow have floor Way 1, Jan. Jan. 1976, Jan. 1, 1977, and 2.30 Jan. An estimated 45 million (Continued: Page 3, Col. 6.) Rising Rates Drop Stocks NEW YORK (UPI) Stocks ropped sharply in heavy sell- ig Thursday because of rising iterest rates. The Chase Manhattan Bank nnounced Wednesday after the aarket closed that it was in- reasing its prime rate one- uarter percent to 9Vi percent, then major banks were cx- ected to follow suit. At 2 p.m. Thursday the Dow ones industrial average had unged 12.52 pointed to 858.65. 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