Cedar Rapids Gazette, April 24, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

April 24, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 24, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Fair tonight with lows in the mid to upper 40s. Cloudy and warm- er Thursday with highs in the mid 70s. CITY FINAL 10 CENTS VOLUME 92 NUMBER 105 CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Gazette Leased Wires HILLSBOROUGH, Calif.- Photographs of Patricia Hears taken by security cameras dur ing an April 15 bank robbery in dicate she was an unwilling pai tieipant in the holdup, a photi analyst says. Peter Davies of New Yor City said in a letter to th Hearst family that one pictur (Photo on Picture Page.) indicates the gun Miss Hears held was strapped under he coat to her right hand. The let ter was released Tuesday. Davies said Miss Hearst af pears to have been "very mud an unwilling participant" am may have been strapped to th gun lo prevent her from dis carding it "in 'a surrender o die situation." Hand in Pocket Davies said 'a large phot shows that Miss Hearst "ap pears to be running with hei left hand supporting the fron of a gun and her right hand ap- parently in the pocket of her coat. "With her right hand in the pocket of her coat, 'how can she possibly get a finger on the trigger mechanism of the asked. "It is extremely significanl that he coat has been put on after shouldering the he said. "Consequently it become, impossible for her to throw down the weapon Without first removing the coat." Miss Hearst's father, news- paper executive Randolph Hearst, said the analysis "rein- forces some of the things I thought. I am sure she's either being being forced, but I don't know which it is, and I'm sure he (Davies) doesn't either." Charles Bates, FBI agent.in charge of the ease, said only, "Photos are' subject to various interpretations." Author of Book Davies is author of a hook called "The Truth About Kent In the book he analysed photos on national guardsmen firing on a crowd of campus demonstrators in the 1970 inci- dent in which four students died. There has been speculation whether Miss Hearst, 20, was a willing accomplice in the 692 holdup in which four al- leged members of the Symbio- nese Liberation A r m y are named in warrants. The SLA claims responsibility for the Feb. 4 abduction of Miss Hearst. Cars Found The FBI Wednesday an- nounced that two cars used in the bank holdup have been locat- ed in a parking garage.- Bates said the two automobi- les were found in the garage a the Japanese Cultural Centei near San-Francisco's downtown. Bates said he had no other de fails. In another development. Bates said a lape recording and pen- ciled notes claiming to be from the SLA were apparently a hoax. They had been received by the Sacramento Bee. The messages said five Cali- fornia policemen would be killed for every SLA member slain. Smashed by Waves Wirephoto Photo shows wreckage of a summer cottage smashed by high water'from Lake Michigan Tuesday. Residents of the Grand Haven, Mich., area said it was the fourth cottage to fall victim'to the lab in three years. Push To Trim Impeachment lazettc Leased Wires WASHINGTON The rank ng Republican on the house ju liciary committee said Wednes Jay most of the allegation being investigated in the com mittee's impeachment inquiry vill be dropped Thursday. The committee staff has been athering information on 56 al ?y Mike Deupree The city council chose a r olice chief Wednesday, but de- ayed announcement of hoice for at least a day. The council was scheduled to neet with Safety Commissioner ames Steinbeck to choose a liief Wednesday afternoon, but ic meeting was moved up to ate morning because Finance Commissioner Hal Schaefer had previous afternoon commit- ment. Steinbeck could not be cached for comment immedi- tely following the closed-door but Mayor Don Canney aid a tentative choice has been made. "The safety commissioner has made a recommendation, and le rest of the council has con- Canney said. Final Information" Canney said an announcement ill be delayed until the council eceives "final information." The mayor refused to define legations covering a wide range A variety of allegations that of presidential activity. i government agencies were or- "Most of them will be dropped lo certain things or when we meet tomorrow." from doing other things Hutchinson (R-Mich.) told news- men after a meeting of the Republican committee, members. Hutchinson did not give any details but other committee members said they expect the issues on which the committee will continue to gather evidence deal with the Watergate hreakin and cover-up, the ITT anti-trust action and the dairy industry political contributions. Briefed by Counsel Hutchinson's prediction was reportedly based on recommen- dations prepared by chief com- mittee counsel John Doar and minority counsel Albert Jenner. Jenner briefed Republicans, reading from a draft of his joint recommendations with Doar. Among allegations they rec- ommended dropping: Those involved Nixon's per- sonal financing, including fi nancing of his San Clementc and Key Biscayne homes, but excluding allegations of fraud in he preparation of his income .axes. Those concerning Nixon's irder committing U. S. forces nto combat in Cambodia. Allegations of White House in I'olvement in illegal campaign contributions exacted from cor >orations under threat or prom- se of government favors. Those involving Nixon's rcfus- 1s to spend approrpirated funds because of contributions. At the Republican meeting it was agreed that the G.O.P members would go along with a White House request for an ad- (Photo on Picture Page.) ditional five days to respond to a committee subpoena for tapes of 42 talks that has been out- standing since Feb. 25. The Republicans also plan to put forward at Thursday's com- mittee session a proposal for joint screening of the tapes by committee counsel, Hutchinson, Chairman Rodino and James St. 'lair, Nixon's chief impeach- ment lawyer. Ford Suggested House minority leader John Rhodes said Wednesday he would consider Vice-presiden Ford an acceptable arbiter t determine what material on sub poenaed tape recordings shoul be given to the house juduciar committee. Rhodes explained that he feel there is need for some mecha nism whereby the relevant m. terial on the 42 Watergate-rela ed presidential tapes can b sorted out to the satisfaction o both sides to avoid a confronta tion. No Indication The Arizona Republican made :he comment after attending 'oreign aid meeting of bipar :isan congressional leaders a :he White House with Presiden Mxon. He said the subject o .Vatergate did not come up dur ng the breakfast and that th agenda was limited by the Pres .dent to foreign aid matters. Rhodes said he has receive! (Continued: Page 3, Col. 5.) Jackson: Oil Profits Show Energy Policy Bankruptcy lirough impoundments and his ttempt to abolish the Office ol Iconomie Opportunity in viola- (Continued: Page 3, Col. 6.) lion of a congressional mandate. Today's Index Comics ....................7D Crossword .................7D Daily Record ..............3A Dealhs .....................3A Editorial Features .........GA Farm ......................715 Financial ..................8D Marion ...................12C Movies ....................GD Society ...............10B-12B Sports ..................1D-5D State ...................1C-3C Television.................8C Waul Ads ............10D-13D Linn's First Plate On County Official's Car By Bill Lavelette For the first time in the histo- ry of Linn county, a license olale number of has seen issued and the owner of :he number is also the man who issued it. Michael Stevenson, a "Linn county deputy treasurer, said Tuesday the plate is registered n his name for a 1929 Model A Ford. Part of Stevenson's duty as deputy treasurer is to issue cense plate numbers. The state discontinued giving preferred lumbers to vehicle owners sev- eral years ago. In Garage Stevenson said his Model A las to be reconditioned and is currently in a garage for body vork. The fact that the Linn county reasurer's office is currently is- :uing plates within the is somewhat misleading, Stevenson said. Slickers in the angc of arc currently ssued with the plates, lie said, The sticker number, not the license number, indicates the total cars currently registered in Linn county, Stevenson said. The high number results from the state's practice of issuing license plates every three years, he said. NEW YORK (AP) The oil companies report: Exxon, ne ncome after taxes of mil lion in the first three months o: this year. Texaco, after-ta> profits of million. Oc cidental, net income for the firs quarter up 718 percent over the same period last year. The gains come after similar ly sharp rises, for most compa- nies in the last three months ol 1973, when the Arab oil embargo and the energy crisis sent prices spiraling. Some percentage in- creases may be deceptive, how- ever: Occidental's figures are contrasled with a depressed irst quarter in 1973. Speaking of the subslantial irofit increases, Sen. Jackson 'D-Wash.) says they show "the bankruptcy of the government's energy policy." "Even Reckless" Jackson, chairman of the sen- ate interior committee, said ligher oil profits and prices 'make the working man and the This 'is the third vear of the psople who cmploy him tlle or' multi-year plate. Iowa 01 Ihc mulli-war nlafP in 1978. government tions. New in 1975 New plates will be issued in 1975 and stickers will be in use for 1976 and 1977, until another cycle begins in 1978. New cars are issued new plates and old ears that have been junked during the life of the cycle carry their plates to the junk heap, which is partly responsible for the new total. Auto registration in Linn county this year is ahead fof last year, but has not surpassed the yearly total. Last year about J3.000 vehicles were registered during Ihe entire year, Steven- son said. of neglectful even ac- The senator commented Tues- day after two more oil compa- nies released first-quarter 1974 earnings reports which showed sharp increases over the Jan- uary-Fcbruary-March, 1973, pe- riod. t Occidental Petroleum Corp. reported first-quarter 1974 prof- its of million, up 718 per- cent over profits of million during the first quarter of last year. U said gross revenues jumped from million to more than billion. Earnings per com- mon share increased from six cents to The company said the big jump should not be considered indicative of the rest of the year. The 1973 first quarter earnings were restated to re- classify extraordinary items as ordinary earnings and to pro- vide for deferred Canadian tax- es, on operations there. Skelly Report Skelly Oil Co. said its first- quarter 1974 profits were million, up 97 percent from 1973 on a 40 percent jump in gross revenues to million. First- quarter earnings per share jumped from 84 cents to Profits or earnings are cor- porate net income after taxes. The announcements followed similar reports by Exxon, Tex- (Conlinued: Page 3, Col. 3.) Earmarks Million For Egyptian Economy WASHINGTON (AP) Meanwhile, Israeli and Syrian idem Nixon asked congress foriwarplanes bombed and strafed million in economic aid t Egypt Wednesday in his foreig aid proposal. The aid would help Egyp clear the Suez Canal, repair wa damage in adjacent cities an restore trade with the U. S. At the same time, Nixon asked for million in mili- tary support for Israel and million for Jordan. He said the U. S. "can an should play a constructive rol in securing a just and durabl peace in the Middle East b facilitating increased undei standing between the Arab na tions and Israel..." All the money, including special million Mid-Eas fund for peacekeeping forces refugee aid and developmen projects, would be for the fisca year that begins July 1. "Stronger Today" "The hope for a lasting solu tion to the Arab-Israeli disput is stronger today than at any time in the previous -quarte Nixon told congress. "American diplomatic initia lives have helped create th conditions necessary for an en to conflict and violence. Whil our diplomatic efforts must am will continue, there is alread. much that can be done to sup plement and consolidate wha has been achieved so h said. Nixon also proposed repeal of a provision under current law prohibiting U. S. aid to Egypt unless the President convinces congress that the aid is in the national interest. Some million has gone ti yairo over the last two year; despite the restriction. The special Mid Sast fund could be used by the administration "to meet need which cannot be foreseen in ad vance. But congress would bi sept abreast of the way the money was being used. Entirely Economic While Israel and Jordan vould get military aid, Egypt's 250 million would be entirely economic. Significantly, t h e Israelis lave let it be known they con- ider the rebuilding of the canal and adjacent cities as firm evi- dence that Egypt seeks a peace- ul solution to a quarter-century f Mid-East conflict. Senator Jacob K. Javits (R-N.' Y.) said earlier that he was "open-minded and sym- pathetic" about proposed eco- nomic aid to Egypt. But Sen. Frank Church (D- daho) said, "I am opposed to everting again to that old habit f trying to outbid the Soviet Jnion in securing Egypt's riendship." Church, like Javits, a member f the senate foreign relations ommiltce, said oil-rich Saudi rabia and Kuwait "don't know 'hat to do with their money" nd "are more than able to fi- ance generous aid programs their less :ighbors." favored Arab positions of the Golan Heights Wednesday and an official Da- mascus newspaper warned that the fighting could escalate into the fifth Middle East war. A Syrian military communi- que said Syrian air defenses reported to include new Soviet- built multiple warhead missiles shot down two Israeli planes trying to bomb Syrian positions on Mount Hermon. A Tel Aviv military spokesman reported new Israeli air strikes but said all planes returned safely. A spokesman reported Israeli casualties. WASHINGTON (UPI) Prcs- i d e n t Nixon proposed to congress Wednesday a bil- lion foreign'aid program that would include billion in U. S. assistance to international development institutions. The rest would be for economic and military assistance. The President also urged congress to authorize an appro- With the fighting now in its 44th day, the Syrian govern- ment newspaper Al Thawra said a fifth Middle East war may be inevitable. Fighting extended from Mount Hermon all along the 44-mile front with more of the daily tank and artillery duels. "If the enemy continues to ig- nore the truths and results of the October war, there will no doubt be a fifth war and the priation of ?939 million to as- sist South Vietnam, Cambodia noIand Laos in their efforts to shift their economies from war to Arabs find themselves faced with Al Thawra said. In Washington, U. S. in- telligence sources claimed the Soviet Union had sent Syria 12 more MIG-21 jet fighters lo bolster its air force. Bud Abbott Of Comedy Team Dies Bud Abbott (1955 photo) HOLLYWOOD (UPI) Wil iam "Bud" Abbott, 75, th skinny straight man to Lou Cos ello in one of the most famou comedy teams of the 1940s, died Wednesday. D e a t h was attributed to cancer, a family spokesman said. Abbott's widow Betty wa vith him when lie died at 7 a m He finished his life living jocial security after his savings rom the huge sums he earned is a star were stripped from :im by the government in a tax Abbott and Costello spent nuch of their professional lives n obscurity until they achieved pectacular fame in the 1940s ith routines which established lem as the successors to jaurel and Hardy. Costello died in 1959. Abbott was 38 by the time he earned with Costello and in his Os by the time they became a ationwide hit in the World war f years. He and Costello made more ian 50 movies and were to- ether for 21 years, and Abbott ice said he made a (Continued: Page 3, Col. 4.) City? No Move Against Fireman By Tom Fraehling tion would be in violation of the Frueh said that normally a Cedar Rapids Assistant Fire "lua Protection clause of the formal charge would come from -hief Herman Frueh said Amendment to the the fire department and so to Wednesday "nothing formal" u- ;s- Constitution and statutes citv authorities, who would de- been filed by the depart- bankruptcy act. cide whether disciplinary action against Fireman Jerry A he claims dismissal Or suspension should be in- Lee Buol, although Buoi's law- would crcato a "professional voked ter filed a complaint for injunc- sligma" on Buol. ion Monday to keep him from said 'hat there is a city peace. Treasury Funds Some billion of the billion would come directly from the U. S. treasury with the difference provided through international banking institutions largely underwritten with U. S. funds. Nixon and Secretary of State Kissinger outlined the program at a meeting with congressional leaders and appealed for sup- port on grounds that foreign aid "has become an indispensable element" of U. S. foreign policy. Rep. George Mahon (R-Texasl had told reporters after Nixon's meeting with top congressional leaders that while the aid re- quest was "a pretty tidy sum" and that aid was "unpopular with the he intended to support it. Mahon is chair- man of the house appropriations committee which will consider the program. Economic Aid Nixon said he was seeking a most in economic aid for Indo- China from the million ap- propriated by congress for this year in order to "permit the development of viable, self-sup- porting economies" that will need reduced U. S. aid a few years from now. South Vietnam, he said, faces an unusually difficult task re- building its economy and caring for its war-torn population, in- cluding the resettlement of more than one million refugees and displaced persons. In Laos, he said, a peaceful political solution is now in mo- tion, but there are remaining problems of resettling refugees and establishing a working economy. Continued U. S. assistance in Cambodia is also essential to al- eviate the hardships facing the people, the President said. Era of Isolation The President warned congress against the U. S. mov- ng into a new era of isolation, le said that without foreign as- istance the U. S. would risk 'isolating herself from responsi- ile involvement in an interna- ional community upon which ur own economic, social and mlitical institutions rest." Now that the Vietnam war is ivcr, he said, "there is a temp- ation to turn inward, abandon- ng our aid programs and the ritical needs facing many of ur friends in the process. "We must not succumb to that emptation." The President said: "The in- estment I am now seeking m investment to sustain the icace, to overcome the human (Continued: Page 3, Col. 2.) being fired. Buol and his wife, Nancy and fire 'department 'rule that Antl' in (no casc of a Person affcc-ts lhosc conduct with actions dctrimen- Jane, filed for bankruptcy lhcmsclvcs in a way detrirncn- lal (o lllc. Prcst'gc of the city, March 21, claiming city." Sivcn claiming and assets of with claimed as exempt. Since then, according to the visions debts." amonS tnc manv pro- of this rule Frueh said he could not com- mcnt directly on what might happen in Buol's situation, since has been told he would be fired. Buol's attorney says such ac- comnlaint Namcd as dofendanls in the for an injunction, he said, suit are Mc" "was u surprise to us." (Continued: Page 3, Col. 8.) Vote for Effort af Extending Controls WASHINGTON (AP) The enate Democratic conference oted unanimously. Wednesday o try to extend standby wage- price controls before the present authority ends next Tuesday. Today's Chuckle Handing his-client the thick contract, the attorney ex- plained: "Education is what you get from reading the small print. Experience is what you get from not reading it- ;