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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 7, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Doctor Takes Look ut Controversy (In Section A) Weather- Highs Sunday mid- 40s, rain likely, possi- bly lurning to snow Sun- day night. Sunny and warmer .Monday." VOLUME 92 NUMBER Four Homes Open April 21 (In Section B) FINAL CITY 35 CENTS CEIM_RRAPIDS. IOWA. SUNDAY, APRIL 7. 1974" ASSOCIATED PRESS. UPI, NEW YORK TIMES PARIS (AP) President Nixon met Saturday with West- ern European leaders and stressed the need for stronger cooperation and consultation within the Atlantic alliance. The discussions could be a start toward making 1974 Wash- ington's "Year of The administration had hoped to de- vote major attention to Europe in 1973, but was sidetracked by other foreign and domestic mat- ters. The President's most impor- tant sessions lasting more than an hour each were with West German Chancellor Willy Brandt'and British Prime Min- ister Harold Wilson. Nixon also met with interim French President Alain Poher, Danish Premier Poul Harding and Italian President Giovanni Leone. He meets Sunday morn- ing with Soviet President Niko- lai Podgorny and Japanese Pre- mier Kakuei Tanaka. SALT Status In addition to transatlantic co- operation, Saturday's discus- sions also touched on the status of arms limitations negotiations between the U. S. and the Soviet Union, and the prospect of East- West troop reductions in Central Europe, according to informed sources. Nixon had flown to Paris to attend a memorial mass for the late French President Georges Pompidou. He originally was scheduled to return to Washing- ton on Saturday afternoon, but delayed his departure until Sun- day. Presidential aides Alexander Haig and Ronald Ziegler told re- porters the five leaders respond- ed to Nixon's points with "strong concurrence." But Haig said very little, if anything, was expected in the way of now machinery to carry out the President's hope for im- proved U. S.-European relations. Watergate He said that Nixon's tax trou- bles and the Watergate scandal were not discussed and that the leaders found it "inconceivable" that Nixon could be impeached. "If there was any one clear theme that came out of the Haig said, "it is that American leadership and Amer- ican vitality are vital and that in that context a viable presi- dency is a cornerstone" of U.S.- European relations. Sunday Talks The President appeared to make a point of being public and spontaneous during his stay in Paris. He walked out of the U.S. embassy residence twice to Patty Hearst Refuses Funds Gazette Leased AVires SAN FRANCISCO Ran- dolph Hearst said Saturday he matter to them what I think. I! think maybe the people involved the community should say believes his kidnaped daughter j what they think." has been brainwashed. "Sixty I Fate of Escrow days can change people's opin- he said. "I think she D kecl wnat would happen ifJBy Associated Press believes some things I is not released by May' think she believes others." 3' Hcarst said: "In the first place, the escrow agreement is null and void as of May 3. I assume you mean wil the corporation take it back Hearst said in an interview that it was "ridiculous" to as- sume that his daughter, kid- HOW ABOUT THAT? President Nixon waits for a reaction from eight-year-old a tegnazze after presentmg him with a fountain pen on a Paris street Saturday. But it was the boy's mother, oylvana who was excited. WASHINGTON. (AP) Sena lor Lowell Weicker says he has evidence the White House spiec on a dozen major politicians and used the Internal Revenue Service to pry loose data on en- tertainers such as Frank Sina- tra and Sammy Davis, jr. Weicker said he also has White House and other Nixon administration documents to show that IRS intelligence was used to protect such "White House friends" as evangelist Billy Graham and movie star John Wayne once tax audits on them began. Weicker, a Republican member of the senate Water- gate committee, said he has ob tained other documents showin; the full extent of more than 5 political investigations conduct ed by the White House betwecr 1969 and 1972 by undercover po litical operative Anthony Ulase "'icz. Other newly uncovered docu mentations show the improper and perhaps illega. use of such federal agencies as the IRS to move against so- called political Weicker said. Intelligence Use In addition, he said he has received new evidence of the Nixon Owes '68 Tax, Study Finds: Won't Ask Payment W47.73 avail- carryover in future congressional committee for that President Nixon incorrectly i years took a tax deduction for! The'primary question at u 'he is Aether the conditions in 1963, but he apparently won't have to pay additional taxes for t. (Continued: Page 3, Col. 6.) Nixon has agreed to pay about in back taxes and inter- est assessed by the Internal Revenue Service for the first four years of his presidency, 1969 through 1972. But the IRS didn't audit his 1968 return, and of limitations has Crash Kills lawan W1NTHROP A 33-ycar-ok Independence man was kiilc Saturday afternoon when in single-engine light plane he wa flying crashed in a farm field near Winlhrop. Iowa highway patrol officers identified the man as Edmunc Yarrington. They said Yarrington was alone in the two-passenger air- plane when it spiralcd into an open field on the Morris Shcrrcn farm, about one and one-hall miles northwest of Winlhrop, shortly before p.m. Satur- day. The crash is being investigat- ed by the Federal Aviation Ad- ministration. Funeral services for Yarring- ton are pending at White's fu- neral home in Independence. the statute run out. The staff of the joint commit- jtee on internal revenue taxa- tion, which Nixon asked to re- view his 1969-72 returns, said it also looked at the taxes paid in 1968. No Full Audil The 1968 study was necessary lo determine how the handling of Nixon's first gift of papers t< the government differed fron the handling of the second, much larger gift the next year, the staff report said. And it was wssible that a carryover of the 1968 charitable contribution de- duction would reduce the Prcs- dcnl's taxes in following years. The committee staff, however, did not audit the full 1968 re- urn, and Nixon has never made t public. The report said only hat the papers were appraised it and that Nixon took lie maximum allowable deduc- ion for charitable contributions, ncluding for thci in the deed were so restrictive that Nixon was not actually giv ing away the documents but giv- ing away a "future interest" in them. Discrepancy The President's 1968 lax re- turn said the papers were given free and clear with no restric- tions, but the deed itself provid- ed that as long as Nixon was President only he and those au- thorized by him in writing could have access to the papers or the right to copy them. Nixon also reserved the right lo change the restrictions at any. time during his lifetime and to grant access to any group or groups of persons by giving written notification to the ar chives. "The staff believes that the restrictions and rights rctainec by the President provided for in the deed make each gift of papers a gift of future interest, which is not a deductible chari- table contribution until the re- strictions and retained right! lave the report said. use of intelligence .._..... commerce department and tl Pentagon to embarrass Senate: Edmund Muskie (D-Maine) ar George McGovern an to use U. S. army intelligenc operatives to spy on a Dem cratic parly affiliate in Berlir Germany. The Connecticut Republican scheduled to present his ev lence Monday as he testifie Before three senate subcommi :ees holding joint hearings int rolitical spying and the use o warrantless wiretaps for "na ional security" purposes. Weicker did not say how o vhere he had obtained'the docu ments but aides said they in ludc records of the Ulasewicz nvestigations; the White House iles of John Caulfield, Anthonj JIasewicz' immediate superior; Vhite House memos relating to se of the IRS and memos con- erning military spying on poli- cal groups. New Names The memos were described as confirming names previously identified as Ulasewicz targets as well as adding names never before listed publicly. Weicker did not explain why the White House would be inter- ested in checking the tax records of Sinatra and Davis, bolh Nixon backers in 1972. Weicker said the documents show thai the White House also made political use of the con- lllc fidcntial IRS files on these en-Kennedy family. tertainers: Richard Boone, Jerry Lewis, Peter Lawford, Lucille Ball, Gary Morton and Fred Mac- Murray. He said Gov. Ronald Reagan of California also was on the list. "Dealt in Dirt" Ulasewicz acknowledged in sworn testimony before the Wa- tergate committee last summer that he did intensive intelligence work on political figures for the White House. He answered affir- matively (when Weicker asked lim if he hadn't "dealt in dirt" or allegations of it during his in- vestigations. Weicker said he has docu- ments to confirm or add these lames to the list of Ulasewicz' nvestigative targets: Alabama Gov. George Wal- acc, former New York Cily layor John Lindsay and former en. George Murphy Also Senators Mark Hatfield Tunney ID- Kennedy (D- naped Feb. 4, can come home anytime she wants to and said that million promised for a food giveaway program won't be released until he sees Pa- tricia in person. Discussing a tape recording disclosed last Wednesday in which Miss Hearst denouncer, her father and said she had joined the Symbionese Libera- 'ion army, which claims credit for the kidnaping, Hearst said: "I think she has been brain- he said. "I don't think she has been put in a tiger cage. "All I can say is the girl I knew 60 days before the kidnap- ing would never ments like that. make state- "Ridiculous" Hearst said "the theory that she has been released and can come home at any time is ridic- ulous. Anybody who is going to release million on that is a af'er midnight. The answer is yes. That's wha an escrow is." Hearst .said he believes tb taped communique delivered t San Francisco radio stalioi KSAN Wednesday was not made before last Sunday because shi referred to his meetings wi (Continued: Page 3, Col. 5.) By Dale Kueter The issues of amnesty and rape kept delegates to the Linn county Democratic convention awake Saturday in a meeting at Veterans coliseum that began at 1 p.m. and adjourned shortly John Edward and Edmund Muskie Also Senators William Prox- lire D W i s umphrey ore Quenl ick and Vance artke In addition, Weicker dingbat." The Hearst Corp. has said th money would be released whe Miss Hearst, 20, is freed harmed. Hearst, the editor and pres ident of the San Francisco Ex aminer, said that the terms o ;he escrow agreement specif that "she has to be released t her parents." SLA Gen. Field Marshal Cin que said on the latest tape tha Miss Hearst had been acceptec as a comrade in the terrorist or ganization and was free to leav whenever she wished. Miss Hearst, who denouncec her father as a "corporate said she had been given the choice of being released in a safe area or joining the SLA. "I have chosen to, stay and she declared. Broken Word Hearst said the SLA had bro- ken its word. "I guessed wrong on the SLA all along, and I thought they were going to keep their word and he said. "I do be- lieve she's unharmed, physical- After extensive debate dele- gates voted 213 to 138, with a number abstaining, in favor of unconditional amnesty for all Vietnam war draft resisters. Late in the platform debate, the convention approved a plank stating the "State of Iowa should prohibit courtroom ex- ploration of the sexual life style of the rape victim since it is not germane to the fact of the as- Opposed by Lawyer Moments earlier, after a number of women spoke in op- rasition, the convention defeat- ed an amendment which would have changed the word "since" o "if." A male attorney argued gainst the main plank, saying ross-examination is a neces- ary courtroom procedure. He rgued that a woman's past life said that Khadafy had tarily relinquished" germane to the question of onsent in a rape case. However, a woman argued lat what a rape victim did two ears prior "has no bearing on whether she was raped." An- --------j ___ been "re- lieved" of many of his "politi- cal and executive" functions, but has not been deposed, a Libyan government source said Saturday night in Tripoli. The source, who asked to re- main anonymous, stressed that the fiery 32-year-old Libyan strongman- remains in charge of the armed forces, although he has relinquished some duties to Libyan Premier Abdel Salem Jalloud. The changes in the Libyan jovernment were first reported by Egypt's official Middle East news agency in Cairo, which claimed that Jalloud, Khadafy's 'ight-hand man, had stripped he colonel of power and pushed lira into a figurehead position. "Delegated" A Libyan spokesman earlier icknovvledged he was aware of he foreign press reports, but aid only Khadafy has elegated his powers, adminis- rative and to Jal- oud. The premier who is in 'aris for the memorial services for the late French President Georges Pompidou, declined to comment on the reports. It remained unclear whether Khadafy, who has ruled Libya with a tight grip since taking power in a coup four years ago had requested the changes or it he was gradually being eased out of power. Khadafy, an ideologue and a spellbinder to Libyan masses is known to be disdainful of protocol normally reserved for heads of state. More than once he has threatened to resign only to withdraw the resignation a short time later. "Voluntary" Diplomatic sources in Beirut "volun- some of his u-jnic ui mi duties to Jalloud, but that he still remains the undisputed leader of the oil-rich North Afri- can nation. ere is said documentary evidence at Ulasewicz tailed' the move- ents of a secretary to Rose ennedy, the matriarch of the "Apparently Khadafy has li- mited his role to something sim- ilar to a Chairman Mao Tse- ..u m Q uiau man Mao Tse- other woman said that if a hus-ltung in one of the Arab band forced his wife to have in- diplomatic sources saidin think anything's fair." He said he thought it was fool- ish of the SLA not to let Patty see him if the million is at :stake. "I think it really docsn'tl (Continued: Page 3. Col. 3.) milled a plank asking that equal protection be to release her and then appeared to be a move i day later put out one saying she's going to stay with them, this is just plain cruelty. I think they're just cruel people, and I think they fundamentally hate this society so much that they The Middle East news agency's report cited the text of a decree issued by Libya's rul- equal protection be given men inK Revolutionarv r raped by women. This re-ignited g call- the rape issue, and the conven- (Continued: Page 3, Col. 2 tion eventually adopted the pro-' posal. 150 Planks Okayed The convention speedily ap-l I proved some 150 planks, rescrv-j Today's Index SECTION A Today's Chuckle Some tasks have to be put off dozens of times before they will completely slip your mind. -copyrioin m WASHINGTON (AP) If you think medical bills are high now, prepare for a shock. The next 12 to 15 months may bring some of the most explo- sive health costs in the na- tion's history. If price controls over health costs are allowed to expire on April 30, as is likely, con- sumers may see these kinds of increases in the fiscal year ending June Hospital charges will jump by 1C to 17 percent. Physician fees will go up about 9 percent. Nursing home charges will jump by 14 percent. The estimates arc Ihose of t h c Nixon administration, which had urged congress to continue price controls over the health industry, only to be rejected so far. Even with controls, hospital charges would have risen about 10 percent, doctors' fees 4 percent and nursing home charges 6.5 percent, the ad- ministration estimates. Cost to Public The public will have to pay an additional billion over Ihc current fiscal year, then another billion 'on lop of that in Ihc following year, the administration estimates. Consumers will find them- selves paying an additional billion in direct out-of-pocket expenses for services which would have been covered under price controls. This amount will rise to bil- lion additional in fiscal 1976. Medical insurance pre- miums would go up bil- lion in fiscal 1975, and spend- ing by state and federal gov- ernments would rise bil- lion. Caspar Weinberger, secre- tary of Health, Education and Welfare, said he believes the costs will be higher than thai. He said the estimates "imp- ly a substantial degree of re- straint which I hope to see." Weinberger said the cost in one year may be closer to billion, instead of billion. No "Free Market" He said the increased bill will add an enormous amount to every American's health bill, adding thai controls should be retained in the in- duslry. "We don't have a free mar- ket in that he said. Weinberger added that fail- ure of congress to extend con- trols over health costs in- creases the urgency for pas- sage of the administration's national health insurance plan. T h e American Medical Assn. did not dispute the ad- ministration's figures but said Ihat doctor's Ices have gone up only 7.3 percent since Au- gust, 1971, when controls began, while all services have gone up 11.2 percent. l-ate News Death; Editorials Cily Hall Report Card SECTION B Iowa News Frank Nye's Political Notps Television Table Political Calendar Food Marion Building Movies Record Reviews Farm SECTION C Social Around Ihc Town New Books Travel SECTION 0 Sports Oultloor Iowa Financial New York Stocks Wanl Ads Crnssword 9 9 to, 11 12-17 18-19 18 M-J1 1-2J 2 J 11   

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