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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 11, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather- Chance of heavy rain tonight. Lows, mid to upper 4fls. Bain Friday with highs in SOs and 60s. VOLUME 92 NUMBER 92 CITY FINAL 10 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS. IOWA, THURSDAY, APRIL ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES TAPES ORDERED DY APRIL 25 30 Days to Watergate Defendant WASHINGTON (UPI) He bert L. "Bart" Porter, A scribed by his lawyer as "th first victim" of Watergate, was sentenced Thursday to 30 day in jail for lying to the FBI abou the bugging scandal. "I am absolutely positive i my heart all the way down t my toes that I will never gi into trouble Porter sai just before Judge William Bryant sentenced him. Team Player Porter, 35, testified at senat Watergate hearings last sun- nier'that he lied about what h knew of Watergate for fea other Nixon campaign official would accuse him of not being team player if he didn't. Porter was scheduling direc tor for President Nixon's cam paign organization. He was th llth person sentenced in connec tion with Watergate. Bryant told Porter he "jus can't forget" that Porter lied o three different occasions to fee eral investigators and sentence him to a minimum of fiv months and a maximum of 1 months in prison. But he dered that Porter only serve 3 days on the sentence and b placed on unsupervised proba tion for one year following hi; release. Porter's wife, Carol, clutching hands of friends irt the secom row of the courtroom, slumped in her seat with tears streamini down her face when the sen tence was announced. "Less in Degree" The charge carried a max imum five years in prison and fine but a lawyer from the office of special Watergat prosecutor Leon Jaworski sale Porter's involvement in the Wa tergate cover-up was "less degree than other who ple( guilty to felony charges." Porter had admitted to the Watergate committee that he also gave perjured testimony to the grand jury and at the 1973 Watergate breakin trial. The false story concernet money he gave to G. Gordon Liddy, the alleged mastermint of the Watergate breakin Porter said deputy campaign director Jeb S. Magruder hat ordered him to give money to Liddy for "dirty ant that he turned over some At the end of June 1972, some 11 or 12 days after the breakin at Democratic Party head- quarters, Porter said Magruder told him "dirty tricks" would sound bad to investigators and asked that they concoct a cover story. Porter said he agreed to say he gave Liddy for hir- ing 10 college students for 10 months at a month and that was the story he later told. Nixon, Algerian President Meet WASHINGTON (AP) Pres- ident Nixon conferred Thursday with Algerian President Houari Boumedienne in an effort to gain influence with the increas- ingly important Arab leader. County Home Bids Within Money Voted By Roland Krekeler Low bids for a new Lir county home, with the best wi (lows, roof and floors, tol well within amount of money on hand fro a 1972 bond issue for the pn ect. The totals were reported the board of supervisors Thur day on the basis of bids opem Wednesday afternoon. Supervisors decided informa ly Thursday to take formal s tion awarding contracts to t! low bidders Tuesday at 2 p.m. El View Construction Co Cedar Rapids, was low bidd for general construction with bid of Low mechan cal bid of came fro Modern Piping, Cedar Rapid Low electrical bid came fro Paulson Electric Co., Cedar R pida, at Three Bidders Three bids were received fc general construction. Highe bid was Nine mechanical bids wei received. Highest was Four electrical bids were ceived. Highest was Bids also were taken on an a ;ernate that would have provii ed a juvenile detention facilii at the site, just east of th present county home north Marion. Bids from the same contra :ors, with tha same type of wi dows and roof, which would b necessary, total abov .he limit on const'ructio projects without a vote of th >ublic. Open 30 Days However, Architect Le differ indicated the bids won! remain effective for 30 dai after they were opened. A bill is pending in the gene al assembly that would raise th imit to The county treasurer now ha in the county horn 'und. A total of >onds were issued for the pro, ect. The money has been drav ng interest, and expenses hav ncluded the first year's interes laid out on the bonds, gradin and architect fees. About in architect fee to be paid, and th county treasurer expects t draw in about more in erest. About remain uncommitted for possible change arders. Revenue Sharing If the detention facility is con (Continued: Page 3, Col. 6.) Disaster Aid to 2 More States WASHINGTON (AP) Prcs dent Nixon Thursday declarec I'est Virginia and Illinois dis aster areas, raising to eight the umber of states eligible for ederal aid -to recover from last reek's tornadoes. His action came as presiden- al spokesman Ronald Ziegler aid Nixon had dispatched fed- ral disaster administrator liomas Dunne to the storm reas as his personal repre- entative in overseeing federal ssistance. States previously made eligi- le for aid were Ohio, Ken- ucky, Georgia, Indiana, Ala- ama and Tennessee. Enough Gasoline "Only if Conservation Continues WASHINGTON cans will find enough gasoline available for vacation trips this summer but only if they con- tinue conservation measures, the. Federal Energy Office said Thursday. Dennis Bakke, an aide to Deputy Administrator John Sawhill, said this means driving no faster than 55 miles per hour, tuning cars, keeping tire pressures right, and possibly taking trips by other means. But the energy office isn't suggesting shorter trips, he told a reporter. Americans will find gasoline much more expensive this sum- mer but the national average price will not reach 70 cents a gallon, although this may be charged by some individual sta- tions, Bakke said. The main price pressure will come from control-free im- ported oil, he said. Without conservation, there could be a gasoline shortage of 5 to 6 percent, added Bakke. He said the office doesn't anti- cipate any spot shortages of gasoline such as those that struck the nation last summer. Wirephoto Former Attorney General Mitchell After Testifying Mitchell Testifies He Tried To Aid Not Hinder Probe of Vesco NEW YORK (AP) i- Forme Atty. Gen. John Mitchell ha old a federal trial jury he wan ed to abet and not obstruct iecurities and Exchange Com mission fraud investigation nternational financier Rober Vesco. "On your oath did you do any hing during this entire perioi 3f time to fix or quash the in he was asket Vednesday, shortly after he ook the witness stand in his iwn defense. "No replied Mitchell 'resident Nixon's first attorne; eneral. Trial in Recess The criminal conspiracy tria f Mitchell and former. Com merce Secretary Maurice Stans recessed Wednesday unti ext Monday, when Mitchell is cheduled to resume his testi mony. Stans is expected v to fol- ow his one-time cabinet col- iague as a witness. The death of a juror's father- n-law plus the occasion of Gooc riday led federal Judge Lee fudge Hints at Dismissal of Zacek Appeal Linn District Judge James arter has given notice to Rich- ard Zacek he intends to dismiss e convicted murderer's appli- a t i o n for post-conviction edress unless he can be shown tiy he should not. The judge gave Zacek's altor- ey until May 13 to file a state- ent of reasons supported by jurt cases why the application ould not be dismissed for the asons set out by the judge. The judge's order late ednesday afternoon, listed asons for dismissal based on a otion by the county attorney dismiss the case. Not Entitled Carter said he believes Zacek not entitled to post-conviction dress and no purpose would (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.) Today's Chuckle One observer of humanity ays the expression on the VIona Lisa reminds him of a choolteacher hearing her stu- ents referred to as the hope t America. -copvriaht GagliafdiHo-call ;the long week- end recess. Stans and Mitchell an cused of obstructing the SEC in vestigation, in return for Ves co's secret cash con tribution to President Nixon's 1972 re-election campaign. The two are charged with conspira cy, obstructing justice and lying to a grand jury to cover up the scheme. Mitchell was asked by defense attorney Peter Fleming if he had believed or intended that by asking then SEC chairman Wil- ;iam Casey to see Vesco aide Harry Sears he was "impeding obstructing or delaying the SEC investigaton of Mr. "Quite to the contrary, thought I might further Mit- chell replied. Timing of Gift As for being motivated by the Veseo campaign contribution, Mitchell testified he never knew of it until six months after he in- ervened with Casey in late August or early September. The government had empha- sized in its case that just five wurs after Stans accepted the on April 10, 1972, Mit- chell sent Sears to his long awaited face-to-face meeting vith Casey. delivered the Sears said he told Mit- shell, strengthening a govern- ment claim that not until the money was in hand was there any action on Vesco's behalf. -you''ahyiirecollecti6n o Mr. Sears telling you he hat just delivered Mr. Vesco's con tribution to Mr. Flem ing asked. "None Mitchel replied. Contradicts Dean Mitchell also contradicted thi government testimony of forme White House counsel John Dean that he was asked by the" de Eendant to call Casey in Vesco'i behalf, and ask for aid in post poning SEC subpoenas against a quartet of Vesco aides. :I have no recollection what soever of such a Mitchell said. Mitchell also denied knowing Nixon's nephew, F. Donalc feon, jr. Dean had character- zed Mitchell as one of the neph- ew's "keepers." Of Congressmen WASHINGTON (UPI) The senate voted 69-20 Thursday to an audit of the personal ncome tax returns for the last ive years of all members of congress and every federal em- )Ioye earning more than Tlie proposal was attached as a rider to legislation which vouid finance presidential and congressional political cam- >aigns with federal funds. Panel Votes Subpoena Snubs Compromise Bid WASHINGTON (AP) Th house judiciary committe Thursday ordered Presiden Nixon to turn over by Apri 25th all tapes and other mater als requested by it for its im peachment inquiry. In directing 33 to 3 that a sub poena be issued for the evi dence, the committee rejected last-minute offer by the Whit House to deliver some of tin taped conversations within few days. The offer, made 45 minute before the committee met in thi morning, came in a telephom call from White House lawye James St. Clair to John Doar chief counsel of the committee It led to a partisan split in th committee. Republicans urge it be accepted. But the Demo cratic majority said the com mittee, which made its reques last Feb. 25, has waited long enough. "Games Over" "It's time to send a messag that the playing of games said Rep. Seiberling (D Chairman Rodino (D-N.J. said after waiting for the tape 45 days, during which ther have been lengthy negotiation between St. Clair and Doar, it i time for the committee to get o with its job of determinin whether grounds exist for im peaching Nixon. "If the committee has an; dignity, if the house has an; dignity, if we respect the institu tion of government and the Con stitution, we will move Rodino said.- The subpoena orders the com mittee's chief security officer t serve a summons on Nixon o one of his subordinates orderin him to deliver to .the' committe by 10 a.m. April 25 the tapes o 42 conversations between Nixo and his chief aides last sprin when the Watergate coveru was surfacing. Dear's Brief "If the President compile with a subpoena and produce the materials the committei seeks, the committee and thi house will be in a better position to evaluate fully and on thi merits whether or not ground: "or impeachment statei a legal brief prepared by Doar. The subpoena covers con- versations between Nixon and former aides H. R. Halde- man, John Ehrlichman and John Dean in February, March and April 1973. In most cases the request speci- fies the date and even the time the conversations took place. There are also requests for ill conversations between the 'resident and Haldeman and he President and Ehrlichman luring the period April 14 iroughj 17, and all Iconversa- ions between Nixon and for- ner Atty. Gen. Richard Klein- ienst and Asst. Atty. Gen. ferny Petersen from April 15 hrough April 18, 1973. It was all but the last two terns that St. Clair offered to give the committee. An ameni ment offered by Rep. Davi Dennis (R-Ind.) to make th subpoena conform to St. Clair' offer was rejected 22-16, wit one Republican, Rep. Butle (R-Va.) joining the 21 Demo crats to defeat it. Consequences House Speaker Carl Alber told newsmen Wednesday he be lieves that if the President d fied a subpoena for the tape and other material it would an impeachable offense. "It would be a Alber said. "But I'm not sure th house would vote to impeach that issue alone." An impeachment c h a r g would be only one of several at tions the house could take if th White House defied a subpoena the judiciary committee was ac vised Monday. Doar said one alternative fc the committee would be to pro ecute its subpoena in the cour as the senate Watergate com mittee is doing with its simila subpoena for tapes. The committee could also as the full house to cite ihe Pre ident for contempt, Doar sai or it could simply determin (Continued: Page 3, Col. 8.) Syndicate Offers Million for Nixon's Papers WASHINGTON (AP) Rep Passman (D-La.) says a forme Louisiana governor is among syndicate of businessmen wh have offered President NLxon million for his controversia vice-presidential papers. Passman disclosed Wedne day that the one-time governo James Noe, had wired nun ask ing to be included for any syndicate being formed buy the papers. The congressman said th syndicate has offered to provit at once a cashier's check f< and pay the balance i the million within 15 daj after acceptance. Passman said the busines men plan to sell syndicating an book rights to the document adding: "I think they will mak :lenty of money." According to Passman, "th offer is at the White House" bu here has not been time for reply. Passman himself is no among the syndicate but saic he group had approached him hrough a special assistant. Passman described the offe: n a brief house speech anc ilaborated in an interview. "I hope the committee tha hought he (Nixon) had no righl o a deduction for the donation f the papers is equally sure lat they are his 'assman told the house. James Rhoads, archivist oi le United States, has said he eeds time to study the IRS uling before saying whether ixon can have the papers ack. 1970 Report on Man Tagged as Cinque "This Defendant Will Eventually Kill" LOS ANGELES defendant will eventually kill said a 1970 prose- utor's report on Donald David JeFreeze. DeFreeze, 30, an escaped con- is believed to be the mys- erious voice of the ymbiohese Liberation Army 'hich kidnaped Jiewspaper heir- ss Patricia Hearst Feb. 4. The court records of De- Breeze's 1970 Los Angeles rob- ery-assault trial revealed Wed- esday that he was viewed as potential killer by his prose- utor and was seen by the judge s a man in need of "a lot of sychiatric treatment." "What's DeFreeze himself told the ourt that doctors and his wife had said he was mentally iill but they never tell me why, what it is, what's wrong with me." Deputy Dist. Atty. Daniel Johnson, who prosecuted De- Freeze, said Wednesday he re- members DeFreeze well and re- calls making the evaluation contained in court records. The document, submitted on May 18, 1970, and signed by John- son said: "It is the opinion of the un- dersigned that this person is a high risk danger to society and that as soon as he is released from prison, he will return to his same violent career. It is my opinion, further, that this defendant will eventually kill someone. "The latter opinion is based upon his actions in this case wherein he initiated a gun battle with police officers and a security guard in order to avoid capture. This indicates a total lack of regard for human life." Emotionally Confused By the time DeFreeze came to trial in 1970 he had an ar- rest record dating back to his teens and had been diagnosed as emotionally confused in a report submitted by the Cali- fornia Corrections Recepticn and Guidance center at Chino. "His fascination with fire- arms and explosives made him that report said. The San Francisco Chronicle; The San Francisco Examiner and television station KQED have identified DeFreeze as the man ,who calls himself Cinque. In the most recent tape sent by Miss Hearst's abductors to her parents, Cinque included a mes- sage to his children. Then- names corresponded with the names of DeFreeze's children. The Los Angeles trial stemmed from a Nov. 17, 1969, Shootout after DeFreeze robbed a woman of a cashier's check. DeFreeze was wounded and then arrested after ex- changing gunfire with police and a bank guard. DeFreeze was convicted of robbery and assault and was committed to a sentence of five years to life at the California Medical Facility at Vacacillc, which provides medical and psychiatric treatment. He es- caped hi 1973. Suicide Unit Hits Israeli City; 21 Die By Gazette Leased Wires An Arab guerilla suicide squad seized two buildings in :he Israeli border settlement of Kiryat Shemona Thursday with a demand that Israel free 100 Palestinian guerillas held in Israeli jails. But witnesses said the guerillas blew themselves up after killing women and chil- dren hostages. Mayor Avraham Aloni told his town council, that 21 persons were killed three guerillas, :wo Israeli soldiers, eight adult civilians and eight children. In addition, 16 persons were wounded. In Jerusalem, caretaker Prime Minister Golda Meir told the knesset "The Le- banese government must know that we regard it and its citizens who are aiding the.terrorists re- sponsible for this massacre. We are shocked by the crime that occurred this morning at Kiryat' Shemona. Assassination for the sake of assassination." Paratrooper Unit Witnesses in ihe town near the Lebanese border told the na- tional radio the decisive Israeli army counterattack came when a paratrooper unit landed on the top of a the apartment build- ing from a helicopter. Then, coordinating their attack with soldiers on the ground, they be- ;an moving into the building fir- ing as they went About that time, the witnesses said.'the room where the gueril- las were barricaded exploded.' "As we ran up the stairs, they were holed up in the last apart- one soldier told the radio. "As we got there they set off their charges and blew the wall and that closed the ac- count." 'Those who have been inside the building say there is the body of a man or'woman on every said a national radio reporter allowed into the town. "It seems that they broke into each apartment" methodi- cally to shoot somebody." Empty School In the most daring guerilla mission inside Israel since the Lod airport massacre 23 months ago, the Arabs seized control of an empty school and then moved to the apartment build- ng. The state radio said they fired ubmachine guns and threw grenades into the apartments as hey shot their way up the ourth floor in a trail of blood. The group's command in Le- anon said, "Our men carried ut their instructions. They set ff explosive belts they wore for he operation when the enemy ried to storm the building they holding. They died along ith their hostages." The group said the squad was lade up of one Palestinian, one yrian and one Iraqi, called lem "martyrs of the Pales- nian and said heir "heroic operation demon- rated the unity of all Arabs around the Palestinian cause." The group, the Popular Front the Liberation of Palestine eneral Command, earlier de- anded the release of 100 uerillas from Israeli prisons, eluding the Japanese Red (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) Today's Index Comics .....................29 Irossword..................29 )aily Record................3 )caths ......................3 Editorial Features ..........G 'arm ......................H 'inanclal ..................30 Marion .....................12 lovics .....................26 Society ..................16-19 Sports ...................21-25 State Television ..................28 Want Ads................32-37   

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