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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 16, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weof her- Fair through Wednesday. Lows tonight in the low 40s. Highs Wednesday around 70. VOLUME 92 — NUMBER 97 CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, TUESDAY, APRIL 16. 1974 CITY FINAL IO CENTS ASSOCIATED PRESS. UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Court Says U.S. Firing Law Legal WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government is entitled to restrict public comments by its employes if they would impair the reputation and efficiency of the government, the supreme court ruled Tuesday. In a 6-3 decision, the court' upheld a portion of the Lloyd-LaFollette act providing for dis-! missal or suspension of federal civil service employes “for such cause as will promote the efficiency of the service ...” The provision had been attacked as being so broad and vague that it inhibited the exercise of free speech rights by federal employes. The court found otherwise. Congress* Intent In passing the act, the court, said, congress intended to give j federal employes job protection and did not intend to authorize dismissal for constitutionally i protected speech. But, the majority wrote, “the! act proscribes only that public speech which improperly damages and impairs the reputation and efficiency of the employing agency, and thus it imposes no greater controls on the behavior of federal employes than are necessary for the protection of the government as an employ-1 er.” In another aspect of the deci-j U.S. District Court Subpoena Requested WASHINGTON (AP) - Special Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski asked U.S. district court Tuesday to issue a subpoena for tapes of 63 White House conversations. He said he had tried unsuccessfully to get access to the materials through President anc * ^ ; 21 pm. to 10:22p.m. Nixon’s Watergate lawyer, James St. Clair, but, since he has received no response, “I feel obligated to seek these materials by subpoena.” He said the tapes and other items are needed for the trial I of John Mitchell, IL R. Halde-man, John Ehrlichman and four quest for the subpoena was the first indication that Jaworski is looking into Nixon’s activities of that day. The requested subpoena asked | for television conversations on June 4 between Nixon and Hal- By United Press International deman from 10:05 to 10:20 p.m.- Egyptian newspaper hint- led Tuesday that Egypt might j open a second front in the Sinai Asked in January Jaworski said that as early as desert if the Israel-Syrian fight-Jan.    9    this    year    he    asked    St. |j n g    continues. The fighting in Clair    for    access to    the    materia s L k    n , u •    n it, repeated the    re- ,he    0013,1 He,ghts    nared Tucs - day    with intensive    Syrian artil- and that he quest on March 12. “At the same time,’’ Jaworski said, “I also sought an early other defendants in the Water- T ^f mS0 ‘° my reqUeSt S0 that if gate cover-up.    ! l1 became necessary to engage in litigation concerning produc-(Continued: Page 3, Col. 5.) IE Requests $9.2 Million -UPI Telephoto PHOTO OF PATTY HEARST? — U.S. District Attorney James Browning displays a photo allegedly showing Patricia Hearst with a weapon as another person holds one on her. Looking on is Charles Bates, FBI agent in charge of the Hearst kidnaping case. (Another photo on picture page.) Patty Hearst Sought in Robbery The trial is scheduled to begin Sept. 9. “Any Memoranda” “The materials for which a I subpoena is sought consist of tapes and other electrical andor mechanical recordings or re-j productions and any memoranda, papers, transcripts or other writings . . . between the President of the United States and persons who are defendants or potential witnesses in the case,” Jaworski said. He said his staff has information that the materials contain evidence relevant to the trial. The attachment listed 46 dates commerc <> commission, for which Jaworski asked infor J Duane Arnold, chairman lery bombardments of Israeli positions atop strategic Mount Hermon. The Tel Aviv command said the latest flareup on the north-! em front — the 36th consecutive day — broke out when Syrian i artillery fired at Israeli positions on the peak of Mount Hermon. Sporadic Fire q I D    I    ^e    command    said    one    Israeli IX CH 6 BOOST soldier was killed and two wounded in the sporadic Syrian Iowa Electric Light and Power fire that continued through the Co. Tuesday announced it has night and that artillery fire was requested an electric rate increase to produce $9.2 million in additional revenue. The request returned. The action brought the casualty toll in the area since March 12 to seven killed and 44 wound- was filed Monday with the Iowa e d, military records indicated. A military communique from of Damascus said, “This morning, SAN FRANCISCO (AP)  ___________ ,    It    was    the    first word of Miss I Nancy Ling Perry, said to be I within two minutes,” said secu sion. the (ourt^hel j s J y r | n( f ( ! e J! The FBI is hunting newspaper j Hearst since an April 3 taped j the writer of a lengthy commu-'rity officer Vincent Greely. heiress Patricia Hearst on a I message from the SLA in which nique explaining SLA philosophy Greely and other witnesses said the group moved with military precision and communicated with hand signals. “They came in and said, ‘This is a stickup’ and said they were members of the SLA,’’ San trial-type hearing is unnecee sary before dismissal. The ex isting provision for such a hear-    material witness    warrant which    she scorned her parents and and goals; Michelle Soltysik, ing after dismissal is    sufficient,    identifies her as    a member of a|said she had decided to “stay also known as “Mizmoon,” Carlile court said.    heavily armed gang that robbed and fight” with her abductors, lier identified as an SLA leader; Split    a bank and .'-hot and wounded Reached Tuesday in La Paz. and Camilla Christine Hall. Justices Rehnquist. Stewart, two passers-by.    Mexico, Miss Hearst’s mother| Authorities said the four white Powell, Blackmun, White and, Miss Hearst was identified J said of the development, “Ifs women and an unidentified Chief Justice Burger joined in from photographs taken by hid- all so bizarre I can’t believe it.” black man walked into the Hi-finding that the act does not im-!den cameras during the rob-The Hearsts, who have been hernia bank’s Sunset branch at f rancisco Police inspector Mor-permissibly encroach on First bery. Pictures showed her with resting in La Paz since April 6, about 9:45 a.m. Monday. Earli-ftimer Mclnerny said. Amendment rights.     a u s army carbine slung over    were scheduled to return to er * witnesses gave varying ac-    Tania Justices Marshall.    Douglas     her shoulder.    their California home later counts on the number of persons 1 Authorities said she may have | Tuesday, a source said.    I involved. Others Sought The three others being sought I tellers’ were identified by the FBI as I money mation.    the board and president, said They included^    company was asking the ^    meeting    ajid    commission    to    thoroughly    evalu ate the requirement for the $9.2 million increase, but to put an increase of a lesser amount into effect May 16. Interim Increase clashes spread to other sectors of the (Golan Heights) front and fighting is still continuing.” The communique gave no other details. The Egyptian warning was issued Tuesday after Israeli and Syrian forces dueled for control of the strategic slopes Monday. The semi-official Cairo newspaper AI Akhbar said Israel should not count on Egyptian guns to remain silent if the fighting with Syria continues. “Israel cannot remain with one Arab front to concentrate on,” the authoritative newspaper said. “The time when Israel and Brennan dissented. (’n the issue of the hearings,L en'Vorced’into"takmg par t “in White joined the dissenters. 1 The decision was prompted by a suit brought by Wayne Kennedy who was fired from his job at the Office of Economic Op- the stickup. Three SLA Women Three other women previously linked to the terrorist Sym- portunity in Chicago for state- kj 0 nese Liberation Army were ments he allegedly made at ^ being sought on bank robbery union meeting and to the press, j charges after the holdup Mon-Strike Jurisdiction In its only other decision *    ,    . .    .. ,.,    . Tuesday, the 'court ruled thatl Thc SLA    ,l    kldna P ed the end of a labor strike does Mlss Hearst on Feb ' 4 EPA Chief Hits Lack In Fuel Conservation WASHINGTON (AP) not necessarily mean that all | According to photographs! administrator of the Environ- |ty, to cut drastically the growth I facto j y " co ’ n d i t|i r i*’s an 'Fran-legal issues raised during the taken inside the bank and to ac- men t a i Proteetion Agency says of energy use in the U. S.    . r<mAral hn«ni»ai strike are moot and out of reach counts given by w. nesses mne     men ,. s    grams for Peterso „ said , in ano ,her in- ^ttok to is he first time of ihn court*;    persons    were    involved in the 6    .    .    .....    , .    .     u    UU5    15    ine Iirsi m .    „    .    « „    ,    ..    .    .1 the four women and ener Sy conservation tend, sojterview, that there is mdeedlin the annals of legal history Secretary Howard Callaway amount to about $2.97 per month army Blackmun, writing    for a    6-3 robbery majority, said that a    New Jer- an unidentified    man    who en- sey company could ask tittered the bank and four persons courts to rule whether welfare | who waited in one of two cars benefits for strikers were illegal outside, even though its own strike had A U.S. attorney recommended ended.    I bail at    $500,000    each    for    Miss The court did not    decide    the j Hearst    and the three    other original issue of strike welfare women if they are caught. legality, ruling only that lower     Taken courts have jurisdiction rn such a case. far. to be “a lot of rhetoric” instead of the “No. I priority” they should be. Russell Train said in an interview Monday, “It is generally accepted that there should be two telephone conversations between the President and Charles Colson, a former White House aide who is one of the seven defendants. On June 23, 1972, three meetings betwen the President and “Rather than place the total Haldeman.    amount of $9.2 million into ef Those two days are within one f e c t while the commission week of the breakin at Demo- makes its evaluation, we are cratic party headquarters in the requesting instead an interim Watergate office complex. increase of $7 million, effective April 1973 Items     Ma y 16 ” Arnold said - is, of ,    ... course, subject to refund with The list also includes a interest after final determi-number of conversations in late Lotion by the commission. I March and mid-April, 1973, a1-1    ,    ,    ..    .    --------- ready subpoenaed by the house L    L    ^fi     was able t0 ,P ractice this method He said one witness reported judiciary committee for its i m_ I minimum u/hii    th 6 °f . P assed IJ    3    'minimum needs while    the actu- a1 Akhbar warned Israel increase in revenue require- against “making use of the new I me “ !    *    —    * *    '    *    * ther than the committee’s andL.    —a    , the commission and    while wejf or peace and settlement in the continue our efforts to    overcome I Middle East to carry out its spiraling costs.    aggressive policies.” Customer Rates    “Modern    Weapons’’ For the average Iowa Electric xh e editor of the semiofficial residential customer, the $7 mil-j n ewspaper Al Ahram, Aly lion increase will amount to 1 Amin, said ground-to-ground about $1.40 per month, or nine| m i ss ii es “were among several percent, for an average use of josher modern weapons we did 585 kilowatt-hours, company of-1 no t use during the October ficials said.    war.” For the average farm custom-j Egypt, Amin noted, did not WASHINGTON (AP) — Armyjer, the interim increase will |discharge a single soldier of its following the October The latest! “They told people to lie on the!hearing one of the robbers men-!peachment inquiry. .dcai| a j floor and then they went to the mon “Tania.” the name Missis Iwwmr. extemte^mtic 1 !     is    b cing    determined    by|atmosphere created by efforts cages and took the [ Hears t sai d in a t ape s (, 0 had[“‘^‘ , . They were in and out    ,    .    tasks    for    conversations    as    late  -[assumed    as a revolutionary. As they fled the bank, semiautomatic weapons were fired at least four or five times, seriously wounding Peter Markoff, 59, and Eugene Brannan, 170, the FBI said. Markoff and The Council on Environmental Quail-| Brannan were reported in satis . as April 25, 26 and June 4.1973. On June 4, Nixon listened to some of the originally subpoenaed Watergate tapes at Camp David, Md., and the re- Half Galley Pen Term Suspended agreement on “a major emphasis on energy conservation,” but he added: “What is major' has be , r £     said yet to be determined.” Energy chief William Simon, whose Federal Energy Office efforts to reduce demand, but I ^ authority over energy-con-don’t think anyone has tried to cor ,.„H«n nmor-tmc coi/i that a kidnap victim has showed I Tuesday suspended half of Lt. and 10.5 percent on the farm’s war. up in the middle of a bank rob- William Galley’s 20-year prison average use of 1,142 kwh.    “Egypt    would    not    hesitate    to sentence for murder of Viet- Th e interim figures are $5.82 resume fighting once again if Miss Hearst, a 20-year-old j namese civilians in the My Lai an( j jo.l percent on 1,765 kwhjlsrael committed aggression coed at the University of Cali-massacre.    per month for the average com-against any Arab country,” The action will make Calley, merc i a i customer, and $14.30 Amin warned. fornia, was dragged screaming and half-nude on Feb. 4 from eligible for parole relatively I per month and 10.5 percent on: anyone make really a clear fix on the numbers.” Stocks Surge; Dow Ho 13,61 ther clues NEW YORK (AP) — The The material witness warrant stock market rallied sharply was issued for Miss Hearst in Wednesday, stimulated by I the absence of specific evidence J be ™ said ,hc bandits took     Cu(    Dras|ica| | $10,960. Two cars rn which the     J robbers fled were recovered: Train was commenting about nine blocks away, but a search,a proposal by Russell Peterson, of a 20-block area by the FBI [chairman and police failed to turn up fur- of the President’s servation programs, said March 29: “Our energy conservation goal is to cut back in the growth in American energy consumption from the 4 to 5 percent annual rate of increase over the (Continued: Page 3, Col. 8 I Full Amount the Berkeley apartment she soon because he has been in g 200 kwh per month for an 00 1 shared with her fiance, Steven confinement more than three aerage industrial customer. Weed, a graduate student at the: years, almost one third of his university.    I remaining sentence. Authorities have described the The army said Callaway For the average residential SLA as a heavily armed, muL, acted because “sufficient mi- electric customer, the total $9.2 tiracial group of about 25 per- ligating circumstances exist to [million increase will amount to ! warrant clemency.” sons. Steinbeck Says Probe Is ' Politics n Meanwhile Lebanon has asked the U. N. Security Council to take “appropriate and efficient means” to stop Israeli raids across the border, arguing that condemnation would not be enough. The council debated Monday for 2 l £ hours on Lebanon’s complaint about an Israeli predictions that interest rates would soon turn downward again. The 2 p.m. Dow Jones average was up 13.61 al 857.40 and gainers outdistanced losers about 3-1 on the New York Stock Exchange. indicating she participated in By Staff Writers the hold-up “of her own free j Public Safety Commissioner will” and because she may have “been acting under duress and coercion,” FBI Special Agent Charles Bates said. He told newsmen, “We are not ruling out the possibility Former Governor Dies OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Former Gov. Johnston Murray, 71, died Tuesday, eight days after surgery for a ruptured abdominal blood vessel. Today's Chackle Lettered on the back of a school bus:    “Approach    with care—Driver under the influence of children.’’ copyright 1*74 'that she was a willing participant. On the other hand, there is evidence she was not.” Gun on Her Bates said a photo showing her with a gun also showed that “there was a gun held by another person on her.” U.S. Atty. James Browning said, “If she was involved and investigation shows that, we’re going to charge her as a bank robber. It is clear from the photographs she may have been acting under duress.” James Steinbeck said Monday the current investigation of the Cedar Rapids police department is “a political football.” Asked Tuesday to explain his statements further, he said he has heard rumors that the Linn county grand jury may return indictments against him and that if that happens “I’ll take the lid off.” Steinbeck was a police detective before he was elected safety commissioner last November. Monday’s appearance was before the Cedar Rapids Rotary club, in the Montrose hotel. “Circumstance” Cedar Rapids police officers are “victims of circumstance,” he told Rotarians. “There are no officers on the take. There is no corruption on the Cedar Rapids police force. “ITI go on record as saying thut out of the 137 officers on the force, not one will take $5 for a speeding ticket.” Steinbeck also criticized local television coverage of the police activities, saying “as I watch the different channels, I feel like I’m living in different cities. And the truth is somewhere down the middle.” “Hard Ctoud” The police, the commissioner said, “are working under a ‘hard cloud’ now.” But, he vowed, they are “trying to do a hell of a job. ' Referring to the ordinance which would have required police officers to take lie detector tests under threat of dismissal, if given immunity from prosecution, Steinbeck said he had voted against the proposal originally because it was hastily drawn up. He voted for it the second time, he said, so it would come to a test in court. “Hatchet” t He said he is against the ordinance in principle because it would be a “political hatchet.” He said he prefers intradepart-mental measures. Asked by The Gazette Tuesday to explain his statements further, he said the whole about $1.87 per month, or 12.4 ! percent. This increase will put the residential unit cost of elec- ! tricity at the same level as it Laid Friday night on six Leban-was in 1963, the company said. ,ese villages. Iowa Electric voluntarily re-, Israel was retaliating for the Question is being blown ud out duced electric rates five times attack by three Arab guerillas q '     b    P    during    the 1960s when costs of!the day before on the town of of proportion. Why and by whom? “I think there are some political motivations that people are not aware of to discredit or support certain factions. . . It looks like a witch hunting expedition to mc.” “Can of Worms” He added that “I could go into any community and open a can of worms that would make Cedar Rapids look like roses.” He said he is not condoning it if anyone has infringed on the constitutional rights of another, but that if any of the officers did so it was not with (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) service were decreasing. For a farm customer, the increase will average about $3.88 per month, or 13 percent. The figures are $7.25 per month and 13.3 percent for the average commercial customer, and $18.62 per month and 17.62 percent for the average industrial customer. Letter Notice All electric customers were informed of the increase in a letter mailed Monday. In it, Arnold cited as reasons for the increase the “tremendous” increase in construction costs as well as historically high interest costs for borrowing money and the escalating cost of conducting business. 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