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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 18, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Fair tonight with low in mid 40s. High Friday in mid to upper 70s. VOLUME 92 - NUMBER 99 CITY FINAL IO CENTS * CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMESSADAT: RUSSIAN ARMS BALK Barnett Is Sirica Signs Order Guilty Of Permitt Subpoena Extortion Cedar Rapids News— Jackie Barnett has been found guilty of making threats in an attempt to extort $100,000 from Cedar Rapids business man Robert Armstrong. The verdict from a Linn district court jury was returned Wednesday evening. The jury had deliberated about 15 hours between Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Jury Foreman Larry Ivins, I honor Cedar Rapids, told The Gazette could the big question faced by the jury during its deliberations was whether the story told by the defendant, a 46-year-old Cedar Rapids man, was plausible. WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. district Judge John Sirica signed an order Thursday permitting issuance of a subpoena demanding that President Nixon turn over records and tapes of 64 White House conversations. “Coincidence” A deaf-mute who said he can|“-"^" WASHINGTON (UPI) Chairman Rodino (D-N.J.) of the house judiciary committee, said Thursday “we mean business” in demanding tape recordings of 42 presidential conversations. A refusal to fully the panel’s subpoena be considered an impeachable offense, he said. The committee, which Rodino said will begin hearing evidence in its impeachment probe about May 7, issued a subpoena last week giving the White House until April 25 to turn over taped aides in February, March and April of last year. The White House has promised to supply a “conclusive and comprehensive” answer by early next week, but some aides have indicated that conversations dealing with national security and non-Watergate matters would be screened out. Nixes Editing Rodino was asked during an interview on the NBC-TV Today show if the reported White House editing strategy was satisfactory to the committee. “No,” he replied. “This would mean that the White House would be making the final determination. This could not be a proper inquiry, a comprehensive inquiry unless we were to make the determination as to what is necessary. The committee in the last instance is the determining factor. That’s the vv.i.viuu.iuii^ between Pres-  __________ sec with clarity only three feetj^ Nixon and various top'way it’s going to be in front of his face, Barnett tes- _ tified it was only a coincidence |    _ that he was at the place where! FpftVlAlflV lAlfPC the money was to have been left I tvllllUIIiy I dl\Ub by Armstrong. He said he had walked by the i house at 300 First avenue NWI the afternoon of Dec. 28, 1973,1 and became interested in buying some siding after he read Nosedive; Prices Keep on Soaring Rodino said “the only way that the committee inquiry can be satisfied” is if it has a hand in screening out irrelevant material in the tapes. He indicated that it may be satisfactory if he, along with Rep. Hutchinson of Michigan, -UPI Telephoto ...    WASHINGTON    (AP)    -    The    the    panel’s ranking Republican the word “danger” in large government reported Thursday , conJm,jt®e 6 J™**0    , print    on a sign by a door.    that the    nation’s economy tookfeT"* ^ He    said he'assumed material    a much    steeper nosedive than    .    J enner; ** 8lven    a an from    the house would    be for    expected    in the first quarter of    111    ^    screening process sale    because he had    bought    the year,    while prices soared at    Colson Subpoena some siding from a nearby a double digit rate.    j    jn    another Watergate case, house which was tom down to The Gross National Product former presidential aide Charles make way for a new highway. declined at a 5.8 percent annual Colson joined special prosecutor EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES" — San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto tells a news conference that the extraordinary crimes" committed by the "Zebra killers" call for extraordinary police measures. Beside him is Police Commissioner Washington Garner. Drove By    rate    in    the    first    three    months    of He testified that when he and the year, the first drop in CNP two companions drove by the since 1970 and the biggest drop house about midnight, he asked *n 16 years, one of them, Gary Lewis, to go* The decline was particularly get a phone number off the sign so he could get siding to complete work on a garage at his residence. Ijewis, 26, Cedar Rapids, and Barnett were arrested shortly after midnight when Barnett picked up a package, supposed bad news for the Nixon administration since it raised serious questions whether the country can avoid a recession this year, as President Nixon has promised. Two consecutive quarters of to contain the money, from the decl‘ne in the ONP — which doorway    measures the total value of out- Barnett said he had gone to Put °[    ^ services — is the doer to get the package and, cons,clered the technical mea-take it to police, assuming !sure    recession, someone left it there by mis-; The quarter drop of 5.8 take, since the house was va- percent compared with adminis-cant. He said Lewis had come tration forecasts of a decline of back to the car to tell about the from 3 to 4 percent. The CNP package.    L'rew at a rate of 1.6 percent in Decided Not Truth    the ,ast <luarter last year Jury Foreman Ivins said the 'The first quarter decline this year represented a total turnaround of 14.5 percent since the first quarter a year ago when the CNP was reported growing at an 8.7 percent rate. The commerce department report on the economy also showed that inflation continued jury decided it could have happened that way, but decided that he was not telling the truth. One factor that weighed heavily in the decision, he said, was that Lewis, who was said to have been sent to read the sign could not read or write. Ivins said the jury was split six and six during most of the t0 increase in the first quarter, deliberations.    rising at a 10.8 percent rate, * * *    compared    with 8.8 percent in Barnett is to be sentenced at fourth quarter. It was the a date to be set by the court ad- biggest three-month increase ministrator. Maximum sentence since the first quarter of 1951 would be five years in prison when the rate was 13 percent. and a $1,000 fine.    ^    decijne jn the economy Lewi., and the otter octant, ^ ^ bjggest ^ a u ^ OI tile car, Joseph hteggal, . , j c(,nt ra(e 0f decrease jn the first (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) (quarter of 1958. Nixon Aide Refers Flood Victim to Extinct Agency Leon Jaworski in requesting a subpoena for more than five dozen White House conversations. Colson, former special counsel to President Nixon and a defendant in the Watergate cover-up case, filed a motion joining Jaworski and asking that he “be permitted to inspect all such materials” along with attorneys for the government. In other developments: California Lt. Gov. Ed Rein-ecke has accused Jaworski of singling him out for prosecution, partly because of his “political affiliation and status.” Rein-ecke, a Republican candidate in the June 4 California gubernatorial primary, has been charged with perjury in the ITT case. The New York City Bar Assn. is probing allegations of professional misconduct against President Nixon and former Atty. Gen. John Mitchell. The investigation could lead to their disbarment in New York state, according to John Bonomi, the association’s chief counsel. The probe is part of a nationwide investigation by bar associations into all lawyers allegedly linked to the Watergate case and related matters, Bonomi said. pealed to blacks to cooperate if they are stopped on city streets Hearst Says Saxbe Claim Irresponsible SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -Newspaper executive Randolph Hearst Thursday called U.S. Atty. Gen. Saxbe irresponsible for suggesting that Hearses for identification and possible daughter Patricia probably was search by police hunting for the a willing participant in a bank " Zebra” killers, holdup blamed on members of “Extraordinary situations like the Symbionese Liberation this call for extraordinary mea-Army.    sures,” Alioto told newsmen Hearst said Saxbe’s com- Wednesday. “We will be stop-ments “confirmed my original ping a number of people who fit view that the man makes irre- a certain profile — a lot of them sponsible statements and ob- innocent, viously talks off the top of his; “\jass murderers are simply head when he should be listen- roamjng the streets of San in?' .    ,, » ,    ,    .    A    ,    Francisco, killing people at ran- sa,d Wednesday that he dom without ^ real motive or Police Stopping Blacks Ehrlichman In Search for "Zebra" S„ays PaPer> SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —■ Six other whites have been Mayor Joseph Alioto has ap-wounded in shootings police Report False CAIRO (AP) - Egypt’s President Sadat said Thursday that Russia has declined to give Egypt some of the arms it has asked for since the October W’ar, that his military is looking for arms elsewhere, and that he wants to meet with the Kremlin chiefs. “As a responsible man before my people and the Arab nations, I cannot stand handcuffed and remain six months doing nothing, without taking any action to give the needed protection and guarantees to the whole Arab cause.” In Washington, President Nixon arranged a surprise meeting with    Egyptian Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmy and Secretary of State Kissinger. High U.S. officials described the meeting as part of the process of informing Egypt of continuing U. S. efforts seeking disengagement of Israeli and Syrian forces. But the urgency of the session was underscored by the fact that Kissinger hurried to the White House at a time he was to be concluding talks with Latin American foreign ministers. Presidential spokesman Gerald Warren said afterward that Nixon hopes to visit the Middle East “at some point” but he have code-named the case. SEATTLE (UPI) — John Ehr-jdjd nc^ know wrhen. Zebra” J*c^man ^as termed “false” and (“silly” a newspaper report thatj    Steady    Cooling 4    _    .. .. , ihe is disenchanted with Pres-' There has been a steady cool- VNashmgton Garner, the black ident Nixon> less {ricndly withring of relations between Cairo H. R. Haldeman and plans to and Moscow over the past few 1 months (Photo on Picture Page.) ^VVNA/SA/VVVVVVSAA/^/VVN/^iiiVVVVWN president of the police commission, urged the city’s blacks, “If you are stopped, don’t resent it. Show your identification and, if ... ,    tl. necessary, permit a search "    f ^ f?r a ^ Pea to » ... .    ,    .    ,,    .    duced    charges in his Watergate- Alioto said, We are mindful re]ated court cases At his first news conference “The Soviet Union has hesitated for the past six months to respond to some of our arms requests, and accordingly I have ordered the armed forces to look for arms sources from personally thought Miss Hearst “was not a reluctant participant” in the robbery. Mind Bent? without any real sense. This can’t be investigated as a regular murder.” “I don’t see how the attorney general could have arrived at this conclusion,” Hearst said. “She was obviously captured, obviously held by a terrorist i £unman 12 Dead Nelson Shields. 23, became "um,ber    ,hat    mi8ht the 12th white person killed;be sl0PPed byP°I,ce-within fivp menthe hv a Mark “We are going to of constitutional guarantees. Everything will be done within since , st A t th r^. constitutional limits.”    jdent.s forme; domestjc advise'r! others and this has already been Slender Blacks    read a statement denying the imPlemen,ed- Sadat sald- Dz-ji/vrs rhiflf n™ coiri in report in Wednesday’s Los An- Sadat described the Soviet I oboe Chiel Don Scott said in .    ,. ,    ,    • three of the shooting two aer- geles Times’ whlch ^uoted 3 hesltat,on as a “Gundersons were seen and a comDorite!, person who has been close” t0 standing for wl?lch 1 find 1,0 Ehrlichman as saying he might reason. We still seek their settle for reduced charges and friendship and want it but let testify for the prosecution. “It’s false because I am not guilty of any of the charges leveled against me and I intend drawing of one gunman was being circulated. He said police would be acting with information that would narrow the (Continued: Page 3, Col. 6.) within five months by a black who fired without warning and without provocation Tuesday night. CARTHAGE, Tenn. (AP) -A man who decided to cut red tape by seeking flood damage relief straight from President Nixon was directed by a White House aide to an agency abolished in 1972. Robert Austin of Carthage said when he called the White House and asked for the President, his call was transferred to a presidential assistant. Austin said the unidentified assistant referred him to a Gen. Lincoln, director of the Office of Emergency Preparedness. Austin said the aide told him Lincoln “was very close to the President.” Austin said that on a followup call to the President’s office, he was told that the Of- f i c e of Emergency Pre-paiedness was dissolved two years ago and Lincoln has since retired. “If a man so close to the President and an entire department can disappear for two years and not be missed b y presidential assistants, then the rest of us are in a whole lot of trouble,” Austin said. Austin, a geologist with a zinc company, said he was finally referred by a secretary in the President’s office to the department of Housing and Urban Development. He said HUD did seem to be the office to contact and a re-evaluation of flood damage his home suffered in January is now a possibility. Stans Denies Giving Any Aid to Vesco NEW YORK (UPI) - Former Commerce Secretary Maurice Stans testified Thursday that “on my oath I never did anything to help Robert Vesco in any way and I never asked anyone to do anything to help Robert Vesco.” He flatly denied that he had conspired with former Atty. Gen. Mitchell to impede a federal investigation of the international financier in return for a $200,000 cash contribution by Vesco to the 1972 Nixon campaign. He also denied lying to the grand jury that indicted the two former Nixon cabinet members. Testifying calmly but emphatically in a soft voice as the end o f the Mitchell-Stans trial neared, he also told the jury of the critical illness of his wife, Kathleen, during much of the (Continued: Page 3, Col. 4.) Gun Accident Fatal For Hiawatha Boy, 11 Cedar Rapid* Newt— Anthony Wayne Felsing, ll, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Felsing, Bali Hai Estates, north of Cedar Rapids, was killed by a gunshot about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday. The county medical examiner has ruled the shooting accidental. Linn deputies said young Felsing and Barry Peterson, ll, also of Bali Hai Estates, were at a field about a half mile east of the mobile home park practicing with a .22 cal. rifle owned by Mr. Felsing. The gun, held by Peterson, went off and struck the Felsing boy in the chest, they said. An autopsy was performed. The incident took place in the comer of a cornfield on Boyson road between Hiawatha and Robins. After the shooting the Peterson boy went to tell his parents, who called the sheriff’s office. Murray Longfellow, who lives quarter mile east of where the incident occurred, reported hearing the shot and hearing a boy yelling, “I killed him. I by the Rev. Ramon Booth, killed him.”    1    Burial:    Cedar    Memorial. *    *    *    Friends may call at the Cedar Anthony “Tony” Felsing was Memorial funeral home after born June 30, 1962, at Storm‘noon Friday and at the church Lake. He was a student in the after 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The going to stop slender black people,” Scott said. The composite drawing is of a black man 20 to 30 years old, slender build, and 5-foot-9 to six feet in height. The mayor said the total reward now posted for informa tion leading to the conviction of the killers is $30,000. it be known we base our friendship on our interests and principles.. Sadat added that “the misun- Anthony W. Felsing tral Assembly of God and the Cedar Rapids City Boys Choir. Surviving are his parents; two brothers, Nick and Paul Felsing II, both at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Kinney, Des Moines; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Felsing, Knoxville. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Central Assembly of God Cuba Ready To End Aloofness WASHINGTON (AP) - A meeting of Western Hemisphere foreign ministers was informed Thursday that Cuba is prepared for the first time to make a partial return to the inter-American system after a 12-year absence. Mexican Foreign Minister Emilio Rabasa said he received personal word of Cuba’s intention from Fidel Castro. Rabasa’s statement raised the possibility of Cuban representation at the next meeting, tentatively set for Argentina in i March. to prove my innocence,” Ehr- demanding with the Soviet lichman said.    Union may be caused because New Effectiveness    of our new friendly approaches Ehrlichman said he was con-    United    States, fident Nixon would come out of Meanwhile, on the war front, his current problems with “re- Israeli planes bombed and gained effectiveness.” “In terms of accomplishment, strafed Syrian positions on strategic Mount Hermon again it is my belief that his domestic Thursday. Egypt hinted it might record has been as excellent as join the battle, and another ter-his record for foreign affairs,” rorist explosion erupted in a Tri the former White House aide Aviv suburb, injuring 13 per* said.    song. Ehrlichman said reports that The Israeli planes scrambled he became upset with Hal- following artiller}, barrage s (Continued: Page 3, Col. 5.) (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) These Days the Ideal Host Must Be Fully Prepared sixth grade at Nixon school. He was a member of the Cen- Today's Index casket will be closed at IO a m. Saturday. Comics 30 Crossword 30 Daily Record ••..... 3 Deaths .......... ...... 3 Editorial Features 6 Farm 20 Financial 31 Marion ......ll Movies 28 Society ............. 12-16 Sports 21-25 State 4,5 Television 27 Want Ads.......... 33-37 By Frank Nye DES MOINES - One might say Sen. Cloyd Robinson <D-Cedar Rapids) was “living high on the hog” Wednesday night. At least that’s what he thought after paying an unanticipated $40.50 for a pork chop picnic dinner. When the Iowa senate adjourned its late session about 8 p.m. Wednesday, Robinson hopped into his car with State Labor Commissioner Jerry Addy, and headed for the Max Ten Hagen farm near Carlisle, where a Democratic party picnic was in progress. Got a Ticket A few miles down the road, Robinson was stopped by State Trooper Jerry Schna-thorst and given a ticket for traveling 72 mph in a 55 mph zone. When Trooper Schnathorst learned where Robinson was headed, he told him Ten Hagen was a district magis trate who could give Robinson quick action on the speeding ticket. Entered Plea Robinson reached the farm and told Ten Hagen, his host, about the ticket. Ten Hagen took him inside the house and asked if Robinson wanted a trial. Robinson said no, he was guilty and Ten Hagen fined him $40.50 on the spot. “Don’t I even get a pork chop?” Robinson asked. “You sure do,” replied Ten Hagen. “Gosh,” sighed Robinson, praising Trooper Schnathorst for doing his job, “For a minute there I thought I bought the whole hog.” Todays Chuckle When a man won’t listen to his conscience, ifs usually because he doesn’t want advice from a total stranger. Copyright W4 ;

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