Cedar Rapids Gazette, April 3, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

April 03, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 3, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Chance of rain to- night. Low in 30s. Chance of rain or snow Thursday. High in 30s or 40s. VOLUME 92- NUMBER 84 CITY FINAL 10 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA. WEDNESDAY, APRIL ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES One Chapill Evacuation of Queen Elizabeth 2 Underway Charge Is Dismissed Gazelle Leased Wires WASHINGTON Judge Ger- hard Gesell Wednesday dis- missed one count ot the charges that Dwight Chapin lied to a Watergate grand jury about po- litical dirty tricks against the Democrats in 1972. The count dismissed alleged that Chapin, President Nixon's former appointments secretary, lied when he said he did not know exactly how much or how political saboteur Donald Se- gretti was paid for conducting the dirty tricks. Paid In. Tuesday's testimony, Her- bert Kalmbach, formerly Nix- on's lawyer, said he paid Se- gretti in salary and ex- penses, some of it in cash and some by check but his own figures were not precise. When defense counsel Jacob Stein moved for dismissal of the .charge, Gesell granted it. Gov- ernment Prosecutor Richard Davis argued that the question of Chapin's credibility on the point still was open, but Gesell ABOARD THE SEA TURE (AP) The Norwegia cruise ship Sea Venture bega evacuating the passenger at the crippled luxury line Queen Elizabeth 2 Wednesday The Sea Venture joined th QE2 about a.m., and th transfer began shortly afte daybreak. Passengers walke down a gangway from a lowe deck to waiting lifeboats an motor launches to make th crossing of about 300 yards the Norwegian ship. The first QE2 passengers walk up the gangway of the Se Venture were Mr. .and Mrs. A thur Bray, of Stonington, Conn They appeared to be in fin "They treated us very well, said: indict Lt, Gov. Of California; Perjury Counts WASHINGTON (AP) Cal ornia Lt. Gov. Ed Reinecke wa ndicted by the Watergate gran ury Wednesday on three count 3f perjury in connection wit he ITT anti-trust case. Reinecke, a leading contende "It seems to me the question of the amount of salary is so in significant. It is a housekeeping detail in the atmosphere in which Mr. Chapin was operat- ing." The other three counts allege Chapin lied when he told the grand jury he never discussec with Segretti Ihe distribution ol campaign literature; when he told Segretti to talk to the FBI about dirty tricks; and when he said he did not recall giving Segretti instructions about any Democratic presidential can- didate in 1972. Chapin later testified that II. R. Haldeman approved Segretti's hiring but that he left Haldcman's name out of an "eyes only" memo he wrote for top White House personnel. "I did not want to involve Mr. Chapin testified. Gesell asked Chapin at one point whether the idea of hiring Segrelli was his own or originat- ed by someone else. "I testified to a grand jury that it was my own Cha- pin said. "I think I testified correctly but I have a ringing thing in the back of my head that maybe a memo came through suggesting he added. Davis rested his case after in trodueing the memorandum tha detailed his relationship wit Segretti. Wrote Memo John Dean, the ousted pres dential counsel, testified tha Chapin wrote the memo on Nov 5, 1972, and showed it to him few days later. Dean said that Chapin thei gave him his original draf when he left the White Hous staff in the spring of 1973. Following Dean to the slam was Angelo Lano, an FBI agcn who had worked on the Water gate investigation since the be ginning and who interviewee Chapin three times beginning in late August 1972. Lano said Chapin told him that he enlisted the tricksters services "to assist in the harassment of candidates in the Democratic party." Dean testified that Chapin and other members of the White House staff were concerned Icsl the names of those who recruit- ed Segretti and paid him were uncovered. He said that after Segretti appeared before a fed- (Continued: Page 3, Col. 5.) for this year's Republican gi. bernatorial nomination, was ac eused of lying to a U. S. senat subcommittee during hearing on the nomination of former At torney General Richard Klein dienst. Chief U. S. District Judge George Hart summoned the spe cial Watergate prosecutor, Leon Jaworski, to explain an appar cnt premature leak of the Rein ecke indictment. "Obvious Violation" Hart said that, 22 minutes before the indictment was of ficially presented to him, an aide from the office of Rep Jerome Waldie, a California Democrat on the judiciary com mittee which is considering im- peachment matters, called to ask for a copy of the indict ment. Hart said this "is obviously an outright violation of Criminal iule which relates to grand jury secrecy. Today's Chuckle Nobody makes house calls any more. Call tip a garage, and a mechanic will say: "Bring it over and I'll start it for yoil." -Convrlolil Bray said of the QE2 staff. Then he added, "There was plenty of scotch and bourbon." Repairmen, Food The Sea Venture also brought six repairmen and 20 cases of canned food for the QE2's crew, which is remaining aboard the ship. The liner's refrigeration system was reported inopera- tive. The sea was calm, with a gentle swell, as the lifeboats made their way between the two liners. The weather was clear and the temperature was in the 70s. The mid-ocean transfer was expected to take several hours, and the Sea Venture's captain said he expected to arrive in Bermuda with the QE2's passen- gers at daybreak Thursday. The two ships were 250 miles south-southwest of Bermuda. Towing Offer The captain of the Sea Ven :ure said he had offered to tr; to low the liner to Bermuda, but officials of the Cunard Line, thi owners of the QE2, decided ti call on two tugs from Nev York. Cunard said those aboard the QE2, including 800 senior citi zens and a number of American pro football stars, are in nc danger. Victor Matthews, chairman of he Cunard Lines, said all threete Florists, said she told a imarlly dressed brown-haired young woman who ordered the Monday and enclosed the otter that she would deliver hem no later than 6 p.m. But Mrs. Volikakis said her car iroke down and she wasn't able ml Tell Telepholo RANDOLPH HEARST displays the half of the driver's license of his kid- naped daughter, Patricia, sent him by the Symbionese Liberation Army. The SLA also sent a message saying the time and place of her release would be revealed within 72 hours. The license was to authenticate the message. o make the delivery until late morning. Stinging Rebuke The last SLA message on larch 10 denounced the Hearsts or allegedly failing to meet f rench Political Battle Looms in Aftermath of Death PARIS France Wednesday faced the prospect of a fierce election battle follow- ing the death of President. Georges Pompidou. Pompidou, the republic's president since June 20, 1969, died Tuesday night. Premier Pierre Messmer summoned government m i n sters to a meeting Wednesday to make arrangements for Pom- Georges Pompidou Reinecke was charged specifically with lying on April 19, 1972, as the subcommittee was irobing alleged connections be-ween a guarantee of funds jut j uv. n J a 11131 UC" ree murder trial. Attorneys for le defense and prosecution ound only 10 acceptable jurors n a group of 60 prospects. Police operated the in good faith eluded a stinging taped by Miss Hearst in which cused her father of his hands" of the case. he Republican national they found 15 new communique tion thai year and an residents who were by half of a court settlement of an voters and who had driver's license case against the in the last election, Hearst's signatu Telephone Telegraph for a of her photograp "Didn't Know" The indictment says Reinecke lied when he said that, so far as he knew, then Attorney General John Mitchell did not of them were about it after we explained them that we had been or-ered to go out and get some a police department of mot cles said in Sacramento tails on the license HIE records of Miss Hearst's including the initial of t ing clerk. about .the convention offer of the motorists examining the fr (Continued: Page 2, Col. on the Page 3, Co bearin re am Secrecy Memo Irks Kennedy ITA A mi WASHINGTON (AP) The state department has defendec U. S. Ambassador Graham Mar- tin, but a Democratic senator urged an investigation into Mar. lin's statement that it would be [oily to reveal details about the U. S. commitment to South Viet- Senator Frank Church of Idaho, a member of the foreign relations committee, said the committee should look into the comments, contained in a con- 'idential cable to Secretary ol State Kissinger. The memorandum was Mar in's recommendations to Kis- singer about providing answers o questions asked by Sen. Ed- vard Kennedy Ken- nedy released the cable in a cnate speech Tuesday. In it, Martin told Kissinger "it would be the height of folly" to ;ive Kennedy "an honest and ctailed answer" on U. S. com- mitment to South Vietnam. "Outrage" Kennedy said Martin's re- narks "should outrage every nembcr of this body and every icmbor of the congress." The state department defend- ed Martin, saying the cable was an internal recommendation. A spokesman said "anything which tends to inhibit the free flow of information and ideas between an ambassador and the state department does a disser- vice to us all." The spokesman said the source of the leak of the cable on Kennedy was not known, but "it is an unauthorized disclosure which we deplore." Church said he thinks Mar- iin's comments are something the foreign relations committee should look into and that "this s more documentary evidence .hat lying has become a way of ife under this administration." Candor Praised As Kennedy pointed out in liis speech, Kissinger didn't take Martin's advice but' wrpte Ken- nedy that "we-have com- mitted ourselves very substan- ially, both politically and mor- ally" to Soulh Vietnam. Kennedy said Sunday in re- easing Kissinger's letter that 'it shatters the hope that we could finally disengage" from direct involvement in Vietnam. Tuesday, however, he praiset Kissinger's "candor and respon- adding "I regret however, that the secretary's honesty and willingness to clari- fy U. S. policy is apparently not shared by our ambassador to Saigon." "Aid Hanoi" Efforts Martin's cable, which Ken- nedy placed into the Congres- sional Record, noted upcoming congressional efforts "to aid Hanoi" by seeking reductions in U. S. assistance for the South Vietnamese. "I think it would be the height of folly to permit Kennedy, whose staff will spearhead this effort, the tactical advantage of and detailed answer to the questions of substance raised in his Martin said. "I would suggest a very short routine reply from the assistant secretary for congressional re- ations (Linwood slal- ng that the department would ircsent its position at forthcom- ng Marlln said. pidou's funeral. Informed sources said it would be a pri- vate ceremony restricted .to his immediate family, with burial at Orvilliers, the village south- west of Paris where Pompidou had a country retreat. Pompidou returned from i weekend at Orvilliers to his pri vate apartment on the He St Louis in the Seine early Tues- day, and apparently he died there. A one-sentence announcement from the Elysee palace said the 62-year-old president died at 9 p.m. The cause of death was not announced, but there had been widespread reports for the last year that he was suffering from some form of cancer. National Mourning Saturday has been declared a day of national mourning, and an official Mass is scheduled at .he Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. High French officials and foreign delegations will attend. The funeral arrangements were made according to Pom- pidou's wishes, set down in a note written in August, 1972. The newspaper France-Soir said Pompidou had visited Or- villiers last weekend, and quot- ed him as telling his wife: 'Claude, I didn't think anyone cciild suffer so much." had fatigued easily! Bui official reports usually said he had in- fluenza. At Pompidou's death, Alain Poher, president of the senate automatically became interim president. Full Term Poher must arrange a presi dential election within 20 to 35 days of Pompidou's death. The new president will be electee for a full seven-year term, noi to serve out the two years anc two months remaining in Pom- pidou's term. Pompidou, the son of a south- ern schoolteacher, came to of- fice in 1969 as the heir to Charles de Gaulle and his strong presidency. He had served for six years as de Gaul- les' premier, but he lacked his mentor's towering personality. His popularity decreased in recent months as France was battered by economic hardships and the energy crisis. His death left the Gaullist camp divided, with no dear successor. The front runners were believed to be Finan' Minister Valery Giscard d'Est ing, who is not formally a Gau list, and former Premier Ja ques Chaban-Delmas. Giscard d'Estaing, 48, is th leader in public opinion polls, brilliant economist, he leads th small- Independent Republica party which has been solid allied with the Gaullists. Chaban-Delmas had been pr paring to run for the presidenc in 1976, when Pompidou's term would have expired, since h ouster as premier in July, 1972 He is expected to get the su port of the Gaullids. Oil Allowance Plan Modifiec WASHINGTON (AP) _ Th. house ways and means commil tee voted 14 to '11 Tuesday t( modify its proposal to phase ou the controversial petroleum dc pletion allowance. Monday the committee votec to cut the current 22 percent de pletion allowance to 15 percen on Jan. 1, 1975; to 8 percent t year later; and then to zero on Jan. 1, 1977. This was modified by the committee Tuesday so that the 15 percent level would be froz- en through 1975 and 1976 for the first barrels of oil daily >er producer. The 'allowance would still he eliminated entirely on Jan. 1, 977, however. Since early last year, his face md body had swelled up and he Doubt Death Gun Used In Previous Slayings SAN FRANCISCO istics tests indicate that the ;un used in the shooting of two Salvation Army cadets Monday, one fatally, was not the same vcapon fired in a scries of (reel killings in January, police ay. Spy To Emigrate TEL AVIV (AP) Leopold Yepper, head of the Soviet spy etwork in Western Europe in Vorld II, arrived in Israel fuesday for a brief visit and aid he would emigrate at the nd of the year. Nixon Could Bow Out Temporarily Javits WASHINGTON (UPI) Pres- ident Nixon should not let "im- peachment politics" color his handling of foreign or domestic affairs, and.could choose to step aside temporarily if he feels he can no longer run the country, Sen. Javils (R-N.Y.) said Wed- nesday. Without calling for Nixon's oulright resignation, Javits told a news conference the Constitu- tion provides a means whereby a President may temporarily turn over his duties to the vice- president. "It would be very tragic if the President began to play im- peachment politics with domes- lie legislation, or foreign policy for thai Javils said. "It is extremely important that the President have no doubts about the fact only he can perform the functions the Constitution has given him. If not, he must avail himself of the options open to him under the Constitution." Under the 25th Amendment, ratified seven years ago, a Pres- ident may notify congress he is "unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office." The vice-president then be- comes acting President until the disabled President sends notice he is ready to resume his of- fice. Javils stressed he was not urging Nixon to take such ac- iion, but "only pointing out that he has the option." He said he was worried about "rumors" the White House is 'playing impeachment politics" with major legislation, tailoring ,ls positions to please conserva- tives in congress to woo their votes against impeachment. Gazette Leased Wires WASHINGTON A staff re- port to a joint congressional committee recommended Wednesday that President Nixon pay at least in back taxes- and interest. The report was released by the joint committee on internal revenue taxation without com- ment. The report recommended that the Nixons be assessed In back taxes for 1969 through 1972, his first term in the White House, plus interest of for 1970 through 1972. The staff recommended no in- terest for 1969 since the statute of limitation's has expired on that year, but added that if Nixon voluntarily chose to pay the interest, the amount would be for that year. Thus, if Nixon agrees to pay the recommended assessment which would be up-to the In- ternal Revenue Service to de- cide to collect he and his wife would owe the government in back taxes and in- terest. No Fraud Finding The staff report, which ran 784 printed pages, stressed the committee was drawing no con- clusions as to "whether there was or whether there was not fraud or negligence involved in any aspect" of the suspect tax returns, either on the part of the President or his personal representatives. "The staff believes that it ivould be inappropriate to con- sider such matters in view of (he fact that the house judiciary committee presently has before t an impeachment investigation relating to'the President the staff report said. The report also said that members of the joint committee on internal revenue taxation nay have to pass judgment on mpeachment and so "would not vant to have pre-judged any is- ue which might be brought in any such proceedings." Deficiencies The staff said the largest defi- ciency in Nixon's tax returns vas accounted for by in deductions taken for a gift of Nixons' vice-presidential papers luring the four years. The deductions "should not, in the taff's view, be allowed because he gift was made after July 25, 969, the date when the provi- ions of the Tax Reform Act of 969 disallowing such deductions ecame effective." The staff said that Nixon also hould have reported a capital ain in the sale of property round his San Clemente, Calif., ome. The President also should ave reported a capital gain arger than he did report on his Vew York City cooperative partment, Ihe staff said. The committee staff further oncluded that: Nixon's deduction of ir depreciation of the Western 'hite House and certain furni- ire purchased for it were "not business expenses" and hould not be allowed. Nixon should report in apital gains on the sale of Cape orida development lots in 1972 a gain that had been reported (Continued: Page 3, Col. 4.) Today's Index Comics....................70 'rossword .................70 )aily Record ..............3A )eaths .....................3A kh'torial Features .........6A 'arm......................BD 'inancinl ..................8D larion ....................4B lovics.....................gC ocicty ...............10B-13B ports ..................1D-5D tale ...................1C-3C elcvision ................JOC Vant Ads ............10D-13D ;