Cedar Rapids Gazette, April 5, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

April 05, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 5, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Cold tonight, lows in 30s. Sunny Saturday, high around CD. CITY FINAL 10 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA. FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES IRS Plans No Penalty For Nixon Gazette Leased Wires WASHINGTON The Inter nal Revenue Service said Thurs- day that it does not feel civil fraud penalties against Pres- ident Nixon are warranted and said that its audit of the Pres- ident's tax returns for 1969-1972 was closed. "The IRS did not assert the civil fraud penalty for any of the years involved in the audit because it did not believe that any such assertion was warrant- the agency said, in a state- ment. The statement was made after a senate-house committee said it would leave any further action on Nixon's taxes to the IRS and the committee considering the impeachment. Would Consider The house judiciary commit- tee said Thursday that it would consider the detailed report of the joint committee on internal revenue taxation along with other evidence in its impeach- ment inquiry. The report by the committee staff Wednesday concluded that Nixon owes in back taxes and interest. The IRS con- cluded that Nixon owed and Nixon agreed to pay the IRS assessment. The White House said the tax debt will leave the Pres- ident "almost totally wiped out" financially and may force him to obtain a loan to pay the bill. SLA Tragic Clean-Up Begins Following Tornadoesl SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Fears that Patricia Hearst is dead and that lier latest com- munique may be a trick have been expressed by an attorney as the FBI vowed to keep pres- sure on its two-month hunt for the terrorists' kidnap hideout. "I do have serious concer that the girl is dead and tha Wednesday's tape commun cation may have been a cove said attorney Vincent Ha linan in an interview Thursday. Fund Trustee Hallinan is one of three trus ees of a million fund set u by the William Randolph Hears (Photo on Picture Page.) By Associated Press "I looked at it and wanted to said Kentucky Gov. Wen- dell Ford after he walked through the pile of tornado-left rubble-that had been Branden- burg. Governor George Wallace, brushing away tears, rolled his wheelchair through a temporary shelter for Alabama homeless. Campaigning In Michigan Set by Nixon a SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) President Nixon Friday accept- ed an invitation to campaign for congressional candidate James Sparling, who says he didn't in- vite the President to help his candidacy but rather .to give Nixon In 11 southern and midwes- lern states and Canada, Wednesday night series Offering a gloomy assessment of the President's financial pic- ture, a presidential spokesman hinted Thursday Nixon may also have to consider selling one of his homes to meet his back- tax obligation. ''He has to completely reassess his financial position, which has been almost totally wiped out by Deputy White House Press Secretary Gerald Warren told reporters. "Ridiculous" A White House statement that the controversial deductions were made without the Pres- ident's knowledge or approval was labeled "ridiculous" by his tax lawyer, Frank DeMarco in Los Angeles. "What we did was go over the return page by said De- Marco. He said it would be ri- diculous to believe that he and Arthur Blech, Nixon's tax ac- countant, made the decisions without instructions from Nixon or his representatives. DeMarco said he feels the deductions could legally be de fended, but that they did no show "political astuteness." Warren said Nixon would meet the obligation with "cer- tain cash and probably bor- row some money to pay the remainder." WireDhol CHILI COOK-OFF SEQUEL-Se nator Barry GolcWer (R-Ariz.) aims a playful kick at Sen. John Tower (R-Texas) affer the great chili cook-off bub- bled to a draw Thursday night at the National Press Club in Washington, climaxing a debate that started two months ago with avfew friendly jibes on' the senate floor. The audience chose the Texas recipe but the "experts" vot- ed for the Arizona chili. Teamster-Trucker Accord WASHINGTON (AP) -.A set tlement between the Teamsters and the trucking industry ap pears to have defused a poten tial threat by' other unions to reopen contracts because of the energy crisis. The administration fearec that, had the Teamsters suc- ceeded in reopening their na- tional freight contract, the .way would have been opened for other unions 9to protect their members from the impact of the crisis. Instead, Teamsters and in- dustry officials quietly worked out a formula for .compensating members not employed in long- distance trucking. Pact Approved Without public announcement, the executive board of Trucking Employers, Inc. Wednes- day approved a settlement in which drivers could file for any lost wages due them. TEI, the industry's bargaining arm, represents some companies nationwide with about employes. Despite the agreement, in- dustry sources said they do not expect a big rush by drivers for He did not indicate whether Nixon might seek a bank loan or turn to wealthy friends who have helped him financially in the past. According to Warren, Nixon will not consider selling his San Clcmentc estate because he has pledged to leave it to the nation after he and his wife die. But Warren made no such claim (Continued: Page 4, Col. 7.) over-the-road drivers for lost mileage rates. come .resulting from officials speed limits without the The agreement prov This also served to drivers can possible internal political before industry-u lems for Teamsters committees Frank Fitzsimmons, who payroll records have been under pressure to resulting' fro higher wages for his. limits, the source national contract be contending higher fuel a mileage basis. had no Nine Qualify for Chief- Two Are Officers Today's Index Comics .....................28 Crossword..................28 Daily Record................3 Deaths ......................3 Editorial Features...........6 Farm ......................19 Financial ..................29 Marion .....................18 Society Sports ...................21-24 Stale Television Want Ads................32-35 Cedar Rapids The Cedar Rapids civil ser- vice commission Friday for- warded Ihe names of nine men as qualified candidates for Ce- lar Rapids police chief, includ- ng two local police officers. Public Safety Commissionei James Steinbeck said he be lievcs state law requires the city council to make a decision in 30 days, or by May 5. "I hope to begin interviews as soon as Steinbeck said. He said all nine men wil! be interviewed, providing al! are still interested in the city's top police post. Interviews Planned "I plan .to get everyone here 'or interviews, using different interview Stein- beck continued. "I think we will have group interviews as well as on a one-to-one basis. The two local officers cer- tified by the. civil service com- mission are Capt. Raymond Baker, 44, of 195 Carter street NW, and LI. Paul E. Dickcrson, 46, of 5251 Harbct avenue NW. Both serve in the department's general services division. The Candidates Following is a complete list o those certified. Steinbeck sale the list is in order of scoring on civil service commission test ing, including written cxamina lion, with the lop score listed Stanley P. Gushard, 41, Lin coin, Neb., now regional vice- president of the Nebraska Inter- national Assn. for Idenlification. He has several degrees, includ- ing a law degree. Wallace N. LaPclcrs, 40, Miami, Fla., now self-employed as a police consultant. He has a law degree. John S. Mcgcrson, 32, route one, Etlers, Pa., now a police in- structor aj. an area community college. He has an MA degree. Larry L. Laschcn, 40, now police chief al Vernon Hills, 111. Capt. Baker, who holds an as- sociate degree. LI. Dickcrson, who has a BA degree. Robert J. Gray, 47, a captain (Continued: Page 4, Col. 4.) 300 to 350 miles a day. Administration gested that Fit: uii.uui.ivii n ao appal cii as bad as he predicted. "Fitz never- got rom the rank-and- thought he would sources said. They described hi uinely concerned" along. WASHINGTON (1 50 states have no with the national ar speed limit la posted new speed of transportation announced Fri- day. Federal Highway Administra lor Norbert Tiemann said his department can now continue to approve new highway projects receiving federal aid in all the to provide more fre food for poor people if HIS policies. Sparling, a Republican, is released against Democrat Rot worth ?2 million Traxler in this month's spe TmjfjjfflffillllffBw been given election. latest communique am very pleased the Pre, Hearst and the has accepted my invit; BEIl Liberation Army, to come to the Eighth cor she said she has said Spar SLA member, did not who last summer spent 1 any time reference to as a White House aide. -AP WireDhoto when it was made, a Right" aims a off Bates, FBI agent i charge of the has said that if elec he would vote for impeacl believe this was Ihe if there is any proof o jibes without a date on by Nixon. c" people of the. Eighth die T5 voiced concern have a right to know wh last message, saying, President finds himself fac of her" VOICE could this terrible dilemma, made at any said earlier this week Director Clarence Kelley said in a brief statement addition to Watergate an its miserable ramifications, ou Washington office are demanding some se, they wil said on written the investigation of Miss Hearst's kidnaping Feb. 4 from ler Berkeley apartment is con no-nonsense answers re garding inflation, the econom and the energy crisis." The White House said Nixoi and that the 3e Meeting Patricia's mother issued fly to Michigan April 1 to campaign for Sparling. Traxler hailed the President' tuel written statement were cuttin vers paid afternoon saying only a Issue" meeting with her daughter would convince her that definitely think it will bcne joined the my the Demo cratic candidate said, "in the that, Patty in person that it will focus on the rs were me that the issue: the failings of the 50 miles words came from administration. 1; but, and were delivered of will surely help me be r-hour speet a rgtjjJCGtl free it will place the emphasis the campaign where i the University of on Nixon." ources where Patricia was had developec nmons a professor of whether the President nd said revolution said she may accept Sparling's invita- 'ently neve victim of a after the Saginaw county of motivation chairman said Nixon the or stay out of the campaign. !ile that Eighth district seat was Davis said it could vacated by James Har-cy, a Republican who resigned m as "gen-about Page 3, Col. 8 a federal judgeship. 10 trucking i been able that he Rate congress to 5. However, jsed to Last (AP) Un total employment re- f dipped slightly i om 5.2 percent to 5.1 percent essentially unchanged or the second consecutive it work force in March, the at 85.9 million in March said Friday. It was the number of people not PI) i- first decline in five months work edged down from 4.7 v raised hopes lhat the rise in in February to a season- that began with the 4.6 million. f and oil embargo may October about out. had been reported imit labor department consid- out. of work, mostly as a the drop statistically insig- of the direct or indirect ''It's one of the most tragic times in our he said. The fury of a hundred tor- nadoes had rammed wide paths (Photo on Picture Page.) of deslruction through towns and rural areas, wiping out the work of generations. Some towns were almost leveled. Worst in 49 Years the of twisters the worst in 49 years left at least 310 persons dead. The injured totaled and at least that many lost their homes. The devastation was awesome damage seemed certain to climb past mil- lion. The force of the tornadoes was so intense that officials were certain they had not yet found all the dead. Five states Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Indiana and Alabama were declared federal disaster areas by President Nixon and others were expected to join them. The designation enables individuals and municipalities to get low- cost federal loans to rebuild. In Xenia, Ohio, where 50 per- cent of the town of was reduced to scrap, women sat on the streets and wept Thurs- day. Their men wandered through the rubble of what once were their homes. They picked up little pieces of nothing, blank stares on their faces. "Unbelievable" "The destruction, the devasta- tion is said Vice- president Ford-after flying over the area. "You can see where the houses were reduced to matches." Twenty-eight persons were dead in Xenia. In Brandenburg, Ky., the death toll stood at 29, and was expected to go higher. Brandenburg, an Ohio river town of shared the bombed-out appearance of other towns hit by the vicious win: Craters littered with fragmen WASHINGTON (AP) The house banking committee voted 21 to 10 Friday to postpone ac- tion indefinitely on any exten- sion of wage and price controls, thus effectively allowing them to die April 30. The senate banking commit- tee already had killed efforts to extend the Economic Stabiliza- tion Act, which expires April 30. The administration apparently had already given up hope of getting congress to extend man- datory wage and price controls over.health and isolated other industries. It pinned its hopes instead on bill heard by the committee Friday which would have ended controls but extended the life of the Cost of Living Council through the end of 1975. But most Republicans and many Democrats on the com- mittee expressed opposition to any extension of the council, even for a research and moni- toring function. The vote, on a motion to table all wage-price legislation before the committee, came "after two hours, of debate. The motion was made by the committee's ranking Democrat, Rep. Barrett Although some, members sug- gested that the committee come back later in the month to take a deeper look at the proposal by Rep. Stanton (R-Ohio) to extend the Cost of Living 'Council, the overwhelming sentiment was to ;et rid of both controls and the agency. The Emergency Highway En- ergy Conservation Act, signed Jan. 3, provided that no federal- aid highway projects could be approved in stales not comply- ng by Iviarch 4 with the speed imit imposed because energy crisis. of the With the signing of emergency cgislalion in Arizona this week, 'iomann said, all complied. states have government ana- lysts said the figures did sug- gest stability in the job picture. The unemployment rate jumped from a three-and-a-half- year low of 4.G percent in Oc- tober to 5.2 percent in January as the impact of the fuel short- age spread through the econ- omy. It held steady in Febru- ary. The administration had fore- cast a sharp rise in unemploy- ment in the first half of the year but with joblessness averaging about 5.5 percent over (he'full year. Some private economists lad predicted the rate would top fi percent. According to Friday's report 'ram the Bureau of Labor'Sin- effects of the energy crisis. The government said that, al Ihough white-collar employment has continued to expand at a strong pace rising by more than over the October-March icriod, the gross was largely offset by a decline in blue-collar iobs, mainly due to layoffs in :he auto industry. The average work week of production workers last month Iropped six minutes to 36.8 lours. In manufacturing, the ivcrage fell 12 minutes to 40.3 lours. The average weekly paycheck vas listed as ?148.'23 in March, in increase of 77 cents from February and fffl.Ol since March, ed wood where houses stood, cars twisted like the re use'of a monstrous demolitio derby, a colonnaded town buil( ing reduced to a caricature a ruined Greek temple. Early Friday, national guard men palroled the quiet town prevent the looting of what litt was left. Guardsmen also wer on duty in other sections of th state and in areas of West Vi ginia, Ohio, Tennessee, Indian and Alabama. Kentucky reported 71 dea 'rom the storms, Alabama 72 ndiana 52, Tennessee 44, Ohi 35, Georgia 16, Ontario, Canada I, North Carolina 5, Michigan 3 llinois 2, Virginia 1, West Vir ginia 1. People's Story In the aftermath of the disas (Continued- Page 4. Col. 2.) Red Cross Appeals for Aid Funds An appeal for funds to aid vie tims of tornadoes which hit the Midwest and South has been issued by the Red Cross, Pau Shawver, chairman of the Gram Wood chapter board of direc- tors, announced Friday. The Red Cross disaster fund has been nearly depleted by recent disasters, the announce- ment said. Marie Clancy, chap- ter executive director, said it's difficult to estimate the amount of money needed, "but we know we don't have enough." The appeal has been endorsed by United Way of Linn county. The local Red Cross has been contacted by 17 families seeking information about relatives in the stricken area, and the chapter is attempting to help them. Persons wishing to donate to '.he tornado disaster fund may send contributions to the Grant Wood chapter of the American Red Cross, 327 Granby building. Jurors SHI I Deliberate On Chapin WASHINGTON (AP) The federal district court jury charged with deciding whether Dwight Chapin lied-under oath resumed its deliberations Fri- day. Chapin, 33, former appoint- ments secretary to President Nixon, was accused of three :ounts of giving false testimony under oath to a federal grand jury investigating "dirty tricks" the 1972 presidential cam- paign. The penalty on each count is a maximum of five years in pris- m and a fine of After deliberating nearly four lours late Thursday, the jury vas called back to the court- oom by U.S. District Judge Gerhard Gesell, who asked: "Is he jury close to a "No, replied the fore- man, Charles Wesley. "Without Bias" The judge, in evident allusion i emotions generated by the Vatergate scandals, told the urors to decide the case "solely n the basis of the evidence bias or sympathy." "Use your common he aid. "You are deciding nothing ut this case, without any anger n the one hand, without any ympathy on the other." C h a p i n s attorney, Jacob tein, implored the jury not.to e influenced by the campaign actics of Donald Segretti, a rmer college chum Chapin re- in late 1971 to infiltrate cmocratic campaign ranks nd try to disrupt them. Segretti served four and a- alf months after pleading uilty of distributing phony ampaign literature! He was the (Continued: Page 3, Col. 6.) Today's Chuckle Positive proof that the loneymoon is over is when ill the baby talk around the louse is done by the baby. I ;