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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette April 9, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 9, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather— Fair tonight, lows near 40. Highs Wednesday in upper 60s. lit VOLUME 92 - NUMBER 90 nimbi (!)e++? FINAL CITY IO CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Says Nixon Controversial Busing Owes More Bi" Gefs House 0kay On '73 Tax WASHINGTON (AP) - President Nixon, already beset by back taxes of $467,000, faces an estimated income tax for 1973 of more than $100,000. To avoid interest charges, he should pay nearly $30,000 by Monday night, according to the estimate. An estimate of the President’s 1973 tax return was prepared by The Associated Press in consultation with a professional tax adviser. It was based on re- By Frank Nye I DES MOINES - The Iowa I house Monday afternoon ap-| proved a controversial $4.4 million appropriation putting public schools into the business of busing non-public school students in aMe 1974-75 by a vote of 65 to 23.    Discretionary The house then nailed down    State law mandates    the bus tle vote by refusing to reconsid- ing of public grade school stu-er it, 19 to 60, and sent the his-dents living two miles or more Approximately 2 8 0,0 0 0 of Iowa’s 645,000 public school students were eligible for busing in 1972-73, the last year for which figures were immediately avail- toric bill to the senate where a! from school and of public high public hearing was scheduled1 school students living three for 5 p.m. Tuesday.    miles or more away. lf the senate takes the house It is discretionary for school bill (HF 1476) and it is signed boards to bus public school stu-by Gov. Robert Ray, who never dents living closer to their requested it, an estimated 26.000, schools if they put up the funds evaluations of his past four re- to 28,600 of Iowa’s 63,699 non- locally, turns completed last week by public school students will be el Before debating the bill itself, tho Internal Revenue Service J Igiblc for busing on public the house rejected a motion to and a congressional committee I school buses starting this fall, staff, plus personal financial I data previously released by Nixon. The estimate shows: Interest, Profits Income of $303,723, most of it from his $250,000 presidential salary and expense allowance, the rest principally from interest and profits on a real estate deal. Deductions of $77,938, nearly half of it for interest payments and almost one-third from property taxes for his houses in Key, Biscayne, Fla., and San Cle-1 mente. Calif. Tax due of $109,310. The White House said in December that $5,662 is taken from his salary and expense checks each month, meaning he already has paid $67,940 toward his taxes through withholding. He also1 left $1,000 from last year’s refund. The resultant balance due, would be $40,370. Nixon’s Ix>s Angeles tax preparer. Arthur Blech. said last weekend the President has re- Linn Legislators Linn county legislators voted 5 to I for the bill to permit public school busing of private school students in the Iowa legislature Monday. Voting for the bill were Reps. Joan Lipsky diced ar Rapids), John Patchett (D-North Liberty), James Jordan (D-Marion). Joe Rinas (D-Marion) and James Wells (D-Cedar Rapids). Voting against the bill was Rep. VVally Horn (D-C e d a r Rapids). Nun May Be First Ever As Candidate defer action by Rep. Jean Kiser (R-Davenport) until after Tuesday's public hearing, indicating the push was on to rush the bill through. Rep. Donald Avenson (D-Oel-wein) said hearings have been held “all over the state’’ and 1 the time had come to vote. Actually, Tuesday’s public hearing is the second on the bill. The first was in Dubuque March | 30. Now or Never Rep. R.C. Miller (D-Rockwell City) backed Avenson, saying,! : “If you’re not qualified to vote on this bill now you never will be.” But Rep. Dennis Freeman (R-Storm Lake) supported Rep. I Kiser’s motion, calling attention! to a district court decision inj I the Silver Lake Consolidated school district vs. Parker case several years ago, ruling out public busing of non-public school students. “It is amazing that you try to ap Wirephoto Bored? Burke Doar, IO, yawns as his father, John, right, majority counsel for the house judiciary committee, talks with Albert Jenner, minority counsel, during a hearing on impeachment. Court Upholds Ray Authority Sn Item Veto Dixie    Tornadoes;One Dies, Two Dozen Hurf DES MOINES (AP) - Gov. Robert Ray’s item veto of sec- Bv Associated Press    tion was blown over Tornadoes have struck again persons were injured. Extensive damage Pair Indicted By Grand Jury in Murder Case ramrod things through and Sister Genevieve Birchard can’t take the time to try to may be the first Catholic nun in make a bill constitutional before quested an extension of time to!..    .. .    .    .    ,    ,    , file Ins 197:) return, normally    KVn S.fUr    dec-    passing it, he said due April 15. This is duo to tho "'e publ,c 0,flcc;    ,    mot!°n    '«<•72 0 complexity of last week's IHS    S‘slcr Genevieve, assistant    17. and the house launched    into decision as a result of which    Professor of business adminis-    all the familiar church vs.    state Nixon has agreed to pa}    trati°n at Mf Mercy college in    arguments on the bill itself. $432,787 in back taxes plus inter-    ( c.<?ar HaPlds- said Tuesday she Gst-    '    ~    Hep.    Norman    Roorda and five Cedar Rapids Newt— at four Southern states, killing ' Extensive 'da' was    . Jndic,men,s "crc re,u™ed bT one person and injuring more '    ,    damage    was    re    ,he Unn coun(y grand Jury tions    of    five    appropriations    bills    tkan two dozen. Widespread    P°rted ln Anderson county, SC.,    Tuesday morning against    two was    upheld    Tuesday    by    Polk    damage was reported.    where several    mobile homes    men in connection with the    rob- county District Judge Gibson The twisters hit sections of were overturned and a house and murder of Michael Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama    was ripped from its foundation,    ^vev, March IO. and South Carolina Monday,    ^ twister skipped through the    George Junior Nowlin,    31, less than a week after a savage    York county S C town of Fort    rural Keystone, and Atwell    Jun-    deadline of Tuesday for a yes or outbreak of tornadoes which    Min uprooting    trees damaging    10r Coilner. 29, of near Bertram,    no    answer    from    the    White claimed more than 300 lives in    a arace™ and    overturning two    werc indicted separately    for    House    as    to    whether it    will    give 90 Percent Even with an extension, however, the taxpayer must have paid 90 percent of his eventual tax bill by April lo if he is to avoid an interest charge. For Nixon, that would mean forwarding an additional $29,439 by April 15, even without the return. That payment would then mean Nixon had deposited with the government 90 percent of his estimated total tax bill of $109,310. The remaining IO percent would be due with the return when it is filed. Holliday. The item vetoes were challenged last November by 26 state legislators and a former legislator who contended that Ray exceeded his constitutional , power in vetoing the sections. WASHINGTON (AP) - The house judiciary committee waited Tuesday for a promised reply from the White House to its request for tapes of 42 presidential conversations. Chairman Rodino    (D-N.J.) scheduled a committee meeting for Wednesday or Thursday to deal with the question of a subpoena if Tuesday’s reply proved unsatisfactory. In a letter released by Rodino Monday, James St. Clair, President Nixon’s chief impeachment lawyer, said that despite progress in recent weeks the dispute has not been resolved. “I am hopeful that continued joint efforts will result in a solution of the complex and timeconsuming problems inherent in this matter,’’ he said, indicating the White House is not prepared to surrender all 42 presidential conversations the committee (wants. Hearing May 7 Meanwhile, the 21 Democrats on the committee Tuesday decided to begin hearing impeachment evidence on May 7, and to Invite St. Clair to attend the closed session. “The general feeling is that we will make a presentation of summary in closed session and we expect Mr. St. Clair will be there,” said Rep. Seiberling (D-Ohio). “I don’t see any necessity for Mr. St. Clair to be involved before May 7.” Asked whether any decision on subpoenaing the tapes, if they are not produced, was made at the caucus, Seiberling said no. Partial Compliance? The committee last week set a ll states and Canada. Sandra Sell. 23, was killed Monday and her husband and grocery and overturning two:wtIt,    i    separately    lo nhiln hnmw Pftli™ said then- murder and robbery with aggra ,    ,    Cost    of    Education j will run for Linn county treasur- ^AchcVvilth'scveralstate of-    Monroe) drew from the bill's! The legislators had asked the; two children were    injured when Heals    revealed    no    recollection    floor manager. Rep. Dclwyn    court for an injunction to pro-    a tornado    smashed their mobile Stromer (R-Garner), that    Mbit the state departments in-    home at    Lester,    in southwest transportation costs are consid-    volved from violating the provi-    Georgia, cred a part of the cost of educa- sions of the original bills.    The    Alapaha,    Ga tion. “Therefore,” Roorda declared. “you will be using public funds to finance parochial schools if this bill is passed. “If parochial schools continue to ask for more and more state money and think they won’t get PARIS (AP) — The French political genius, marvelously more and more state control, press and radio reacted with they arc fooling themselves.” anger and indignation to Prcs-But proponents argued the bill idem Nixon's “funeral sum- Sisfer Genevieve A CT French Hit Nixon Tact; Admit U.S. Leadership mobile homes. Police said there ,,uiiutl auu Iuuutry Wlin aggra- up the tapes, which were rc-were no injuries, but electric va*lon-    iquested last Feb. 25. power was knocked out for sev- Tile pair several hours later! There is a possibility that parcel hours.    were taken before Linn district tial compliance by the White Eight persons were treated at Judge August Honsell, jr., and j House will be sufficient to head hospitals and released after a informed of the charges against off the confrontation that would (tornado struck Gainesville, Ga them.    jbe produced by the issuance of police sta- Several homes and businesses    Continued    a subpoena. were damaged.    Arraignment    was    continued    Committee    counsel    John    Doar A woman and two children until April 16 at 9 a.m. because disclosed last week that the were treated for injuries suf-jtheir attorneys were not committee is willing to accept : fer°d when a twister wrecked (present.    initially only those tapes St. I their mobile home north of Conners’ bond remains at ^ Mir says are relevant to the I Cumming. Ga.    $125,000. Nowlin, who had been impeachment inquiry. One of that a nun had ever been didatc for public office befor i can id    some cases, principally    j first Time with    smaller figures, estimates    state Auditor Lloyd    Smith! based on prior returns were    said it was the first time    to    his! used    in calculating the project-    knowledge, and he’s been    as- cd 1973 Nixon tax return. In|sociated with state government: most cases, exact or nearly,for 30 years, exact figures were available! Sister Genevieve, who served! from public records or by calcu-as business manager at Mt.J lation from past Nixon returns.    Mercy for eight years prior to No Comment    assuming her present position. The White House had no com-(has a B.A. degree in commerce is strictly a safety measure, mi try” last weekend. | Rep. Thomas Higgins (D-Daven-j The papers admitted, howev-port) said passage of the bill cr, that Nixon's meetings with would make “one salient, im-j foreign leaders after the memo-portant contribution *- to the rial service for President Pom-safety of children.” succeeded in taking advantage of the paralysis to which the tragic disappearance of Georges Pompidou has condemned French diplomacy.” After attending a requiem mass for the late French president. Nixon received leaders of ment on the calculations Monday. Nor would the White House comment on whether the IRS assessed a 5 percent negligence penalty against Nixon for the back taxes he owes. The current tax bill is one more in a growing pile of bills that is cutting deeply into Nixon’s net worth. Biggest, of course, is the $467,000 in back taxes and interest. But in July, he also is scheduled to make the final mortgage and interest payment from the University of Iowa, and a M A. degree in economics from Marquette university. She has had additional study at the University of Omaha and Iowa State university. Prior to joining Mount Mercy, she taught commercial studies in Iowa high schools for 19 years, including five years at Immaculate Conception high school in Cedar Rapids,. Background She has served as secretary of Avenson, backing the bill, observed “there was something about the parochial school (Sacred Heart) in my home town (Oelwein), something mysterious, something different. pidcu underlined the continuing Britain, West Germany, the So-leadership of the U. S. in West- viet Union, Japan, Denmark em Europe.    j and Italy at the U. S. ambas- The newspaper Figaro said sador’s residence. On several French officials found Nixon’s; occasions he also plunged into A tornado slashed into Athens in southeast Tennessee, damaging eight businesses, 15 cars, IO homes and a school. Only minor injuries were reported. A tornado struck Tarrelton. Tenn., lifting a house off its foundation and setting it down in an adjacent field. There were no injuries. Lexington, Tennessee, was also hit. Several businesses and homes were damaged. One injury was reported. Three mobile homes were de held without bond on the the crhief objections raised by murder charge, was ordered Me White House has been that held under $209,000 bond on that 'the committee request covers charge. Bond on the robbery conversations having nothing to charge remained for him at Ido with impeachable offenses. $25,009. The $200,000 bond was set at the recommendation of an assistant county attorney who said the state was aware that holding him without bond “might be a violation of the statute.” The committee would retain the right to demand all the tapes it originally requested, but a promise by St. Clair Tuesday to deliver some of them should ease the pressure for im-I mediate issuance of a subpoena. Procedures I iv I CUO I KI IAI IVA m.Wll O V/VV.U01UU0 i IV, Cl I JU piUIl^VU Hill/ i    «    •    ••    IAI behavior “a display of supreme sidewalk crowds to shake hands ’ ro*vecl ln enr>’ county, Ala lack of tact.” The conservative and trade banter, j daily ran a cartoon showing Le Monde, in a front-page edi- from the public school I went to.    T    ,    7    "    lf    *    ^ ..'ru *    u i    •    4U    Nixon enthroned, his feet rest-'tonal headed The Nixon Fes- That school isnt there any m on black.edged death n0. tival;. said> ..whethcr one is mnrn in a Hair whnn u/n nnnn °    °    . Repealed The Iowa constitution allows! Rodino is also being put under defendants to    be held without j pressure by some Republican __bond only in    capital offense I members to permit a vote this Ulster Fire    cases. Capital    punishment was week cf the procedures the com- BELFAST (AP)    — A fire de- rePealed by the general assem- mittee will follow’ in handling more, in a day when we need some diversity. “We need to get away from (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.) stroyed nine shops in the center bly in the 1960s. the evidence gathered by the I tice, receiving homage from I pleased or not, whether one ,°f Armagh early Tuesday, and    .    #t    ,    • kneeling, barefoot Europe.    agrees or not, the supremacy of police said they believed it was e gran jury atlcr a Prclimi* But Figaro added, “It is un- the United States is at home ev- started by incendiary bombs in nar-v deniable that Nixon, with his erywhere.    one of the stores.    (Continued:    Page    3.    Col.    6.) Falls 7,200 Feet with Partial Chute, Lives of $243,660 on his San Clemente the Iowa College Business Man-j roper tv    agers Assn., and as a consultant The White House has said!for the Iowa State Scholarship Nixon will have to borrow funds program. At the University of to pay off part of the back taxi Iowa. she was a secretary in the ' school of religion. (Continued: Page 3, Col. 6. Today*s Chackle Walking to work isn’t likely to tire you out because you get a rest every block or so explaining to some neighbor who stops to offer you a lift that you’re walking to work. —Copyrioht 1974 “As citizens of a democracy, all cf us share in the responsibility of making self-government work,” Sister Genevieve said in making her announcement as a candidate. “I feel that my own educational and employment experiences in accounting, investments, financial and economic matters, qualify me for the office of Linn county treasurer. STERLING, III. (AP) - “I was wondering, if I wake up, I know I’m alive; if I don’t, I know I’m dead,” says a skydiver who survived after his parachute failed to open fully in a jump from 7,200 feet. “I still can’t believe it,” Jeff Wetzell of Rock Falls, 111., said Monday. Wetzell suffered two broken ankles and a broken vertebra when he landed in a wet, newly plowed field — which helped to cushion the impact. Build a Star Wetzell and two fellow members of the Rock River Valley Sky Diving Club were attempting to build a star — bv joining hands — and free fall for 30 seconds when trouble intervened Sunday. “There were only two of us that got together — myself and Larry Lyons,” the 26-year-old construction laborer said. “At 4,000 feet, I looked down, saw we were off our spot, and I shook loose to start tracking over. “At about 2.500 feet, I pulled (the ripcord) and nothing came out. I waited and still nothing happened.” Wetzell, a veteran of more than 150 jumps, said he then tried to free his main parachute so he could open the safety chute without entangling it. “There was a malfunction and I couldn’t release it.” he said. “I said, ‘Good God.’ I was wondering how much time do I have, what could I do? Everything was fouled up, I couldn’t get loose. I just waited and prayed that something would work out. “It did. I got a partial chute.” About One-Third Bob Brandt, pilot of the chutists’ plane, estimated that W e t z e ll ’ s parachute blossomed about one-third at an altitude of about 400 to 700 feet. Mike Truffer, of the U. S. Parachute Assn. in Monterey, Calif., calculated that impact speed under those conditions would be about 45 or 50 miles per hour. Truffer said that at that speed “you could conceivably survive with very severe injuries. Getting away with a couple of broken ankles and a cracked vertebra is pretty unusual.” Wetzell said, “In training, they tell you to keep your feet together and roll. As I saw the ground coming up on me, that’s just what I did. I don’t remember much cise.” The pair was bound over to impeachment staff. Rodino and Doar would like to hearing last week. The;keep the procedure flexible until the documentary evidence has (been presented, but Republicans j are demanding that the right of St. Clair to be present during i the presentation be settled now. ! Rodino said the staff is having (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) Two boys from a nearby farm were the first to reach Wetzell. “I looked up and couldn't believe it. I was still alive,” he recalled. Wetzell’s wife. Linda, was watching the jump. “He had a dream the night before that I was killed,” she said. “When I saw he was in trouble, all I could think of was that stupid dream.” Wetzell says he expects to be laid up from three to six months. Will he jump again? “That’s in the future,” he said. Today's Index Comics .....................18 Crossword ................. 18 Daily Record ................3 Deaths ......................3 Editorial Features.......... 6 Farm ......................13 Financial ..................19 Marion .....................21 Movies ..................10,11 Society ....................8.9 Sports ...................15-17 State ......................4,5 Television .........  12 W ant Ads ................22-25 ;

  • Albert Jenner
  • Arthur Blech
  • Bob Brandt
  • Burke Doar
  • Donald Avenson
  • Frank Nye
  • George Junior Nowlin
  • James Wells
  • Jeff Wetzell
  • John Patchett
  • Robert Ray

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: April 9, 1974

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