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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 4, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather- Fair tonight. Low iu upper 30s. Mostly sun- uy, warmer Sunday, lligbs near 80. VOLUME 92-NUMBER 115 CITY FINAL 10 CENTS CEDAU RAPIDS, IOWA, SATURDAY, MAY ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES WORD ON PAT Kissinger Gain Seen With Syria ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (UPI) A high American official said Saturday that Israel and Syria are in "negotiating range" on troop disengagement in the Golan Heights on all except one issue how far Israel would withdraw. On all other issues of disen gagement there was "reasona- ble progress" during Secretary of State Kissinger's seven hours of talks Friday with Syrian President Hafez Assad, the of- ficial said. He spoke to- newsmen during a flight from Damascus to. the Gianaclis airbase outside Alex- andria, where. Kissinger's presi- dential jet arrived late Saturday morning.. "Restraint" Hope The official said he would not be surprised if Syrian and Israe- li troops would exercise "re- straint" in the Golan Heights fighting even without a. cease- fire agreement, and he said he believed there was an under- standing an exchange of war prisoners would be included in an eventual disengagement agreement. Kissinger and his party by helicopter from the Gianaclis base to the maamoura govern- ment rest house where: Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was staying on Alexandria's eastern outskirts. American sources :said Sadat would be briefed on talks with Syrian and Israel leaders. Sadat was waiting and walkec across the lawn to greet Kis- singer as his helicopter landed. The two embraced, kissing each other on both cheeks. Airport Statement Then they walked back to the rest house, where they posed for photographers on the couch from which they spoke to news- men during Kissinger's last visit Monday before flying to Israel. In an airport statement in Damascus, Kissinger said his meetings with Syrian leaders were "constructive" and he would return to Damascus early next week. Syrian Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Abdel Halim Khaddam, who saw Kissinger off at the airport, said, "We are always happy to see you here." Kissinger was to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir Saturday night prior to an Israeli cabinet session Sunday. Syrian and Israeli forces fought all night on Mt. Hermon and Israeli planes bombed and strafed Arab guerilla positions in Lebanon Saturday. A Syrian communique said battles extended1 over a large area of the Golan Heights in the 54th straight day of fighting. Sirica Gets Gap Report WASHINGTON (UPI) Elec Ironies experts Saturday gave U.S. District Judge John J. Siri- ca a voluminous and probably final report on the 18'A-minule gap in one of President Nixon's Watergate tapes. Sirica gave counsel in the case 10 days to consider and comment on the report before the judge decides whether to make it public. Credit Interest Rates Delaying Adjournment Telebhoto ON AND ON Mrs. Horace Daggett, acting secretary for her husband, a Republican repre- sentative from Kent, coos gently, to her son', Douglas, as -the Iowa legislature grinds toward adjourn- ment. Kent is in Union county near Creston. Today's Index Church page ................3 Comics ......................5 Crossword ...................5 Daily Record................2 Deaths ......................2 Edltorinl Features...........4 Financial ..................II Marion .....................II Movies ......................6 Sports ...................9, 10 Television ...................7 Wnnt Ads................11-15 Nixon Heckled at Phoenix PHOENIX, Ariz. the hecklers prompted sending leaders gathered in ident Nixon, faced with remark that the into both cities last from 11 Western' states in his first appearance of free speech carried in Phoenix was the nation has had more making public the edited the responsibility to kee] quiet while someone else is tight, as many a year of Watergate be- scripts of Watergate tapes, critics than were Nixon "has resisted every it's time to "get on with directly to his coliseum gathered by congress and spe- business of troubles for the Republican national prosecutors to 'obtain evi- Nixon was unable to ignore in recent public paid for Nixon's only he can give them. small but determined band of vocal critics among a.by-invita-tion-oniy crowd of he said he had provide: the house judiciary committee with "all of the relevant Washington to Phoenix The coliseum was decked out In, a speech billed as the Democratic reply. I'd appearance Udall said he agreed with night at a Republican rally it needs to complete for a campaign President that "we've had Phoenix Nixon appeared on of Watergate." As the critics jeered time has come to of balloons shouted hostile remarks, he behind us and get of confetti were Law Joke" near the beginning of his the business of from the ceiling President's- problems the cuff not seen since the hurt our economy, delayed the great American Phoenix, Nixon and decisions on energy and ;ion, we have some here Pat, flew Saturday devoted most of affairs, made a joke of are against us. We have Wash., where he speech to the tax laws and spread deadly who are for us. And all of formally open the Expo and goals of his across this land, Udal are citing the end of "To Keep involvement in the why did we have so end of the military delay? While the great White House made opening of dialogs plain answer is that seemed friendly, 'the preparations for the two China and the had 'a year and more of because for all that Stans Invoking Fifth Out He concluded by declaring, Mr. Nixon has resisted every congressional attempt Avoid Yielding to stay on the job and with your help every attempt by two special prosecutors he himself ap-xiinted to get at evidence in his W A S H I N GT 0 N (AP) promises of concluding words were drowned out bv minded By Frank Nye DBS MOINES The Iowa legislature went back into ses sion at 8 a.m. Saturday when it became obvious shortly after Friday midnight that final ad- journment could not be reached with ah all-night session. Rather than work themselves into a frenzied fatigue, senator: took off for home at a.m and house members followed about a half-hour later, after House Democratic Leader Dale Cochran (D-Eagle Grove) berat- ed the Republican majority leadership. Cochran pointed out a Satur- day session would keep Demo- crats hi the legislature from at- tending the party's district con- ventions, where its 1974 state platform will be formulated in part. Wanted Recess He wanted to recess until 8 a.m. Monday but did not get his wish. House members, generally, were a little upset with the senate, too, for not agreeing to take-time off Saturday so its members could attend the fu- neral of the late Rep. H.: G. Miller (D-Rockwell City) at nearby Indianola. The house planned to recess a short time .Saturday morning for the funeral, but the senate is sending only its- official delega- tion of three., A stumbling.blocktd'final ad- jourment in. this lllth day of the session was iri: terest ceilings on accounts and various kinds of consumer loans. Higher Rates The senate passed, the'bill first with higher rates, in two cases, that the house lowered. Thejiouse also made other sub- stantive changes and sent the bill back to the senate, where.it languished all day Friday. Republican leaders hoped to reach, an agreement among their members before taking up the house amendments but Fri- day's efforts-to do so were futile. If the bill is not passed, rates on revolving charge accounts will remain at nine percent, where they have been since the Iowa supreme court ruled the previous 18 percent rate usurous. Once an understanding reached on the interest rale bill, the session's end is in sight. most regular appropriations ap- proved last year, a normal fund- ing year. Next Year By early Friday, the legisla- ture had approved for the remainder of the fiscal iess than Ray recommended. But legislators approved an additional for next fiscal year over Ray's recommendation. A measure appropriating million for development of a state coal mine was approved 64-32 Friday by the house and sent to the senate for action on a minor amendment. Supporters of the bill, aimed at finding ways to mine and burn Iowa coal without damag- ing the environment, say the use of coal must be increased because of the shortage of pe- troleum fuels. Sulphur Content However, most Iowa coal has such a high sulphur content it cannot be used without violating federal and state air. quality standards. A bill to create an Iowa en- ergy council, as suggested' by !ov. Ray to cope with emer- gency fuel problems and the like, has been- passed 79-14 by the house. The house extensively amend ed the senate version of the bill, placing the council under the of- fice of civil defense, whereas the ..senate .made it a separate Shortly after-the.house passed the- bill, however, the- senate with little .discussion rejected the house amendments on a voice vote. The Overspent Iowa legislature spent more than had million Maurice Slans, President Nix- on's chief political fund-raiser, is invoking the Fifth Amend- ment to avoid surrendering po- litical records needed for a probe of bribery, conspiracy and other crimes, the Watergate special prosecutor's office says. Chief U.S. District Judge George Hart said Friday that he believes good cause has been shown why a subpoena should be enforced and ordered Stans appear in court May 15 to explain why he refuses to sur- render the documents. Three Cabinets Special Prosecutor Leon Ja- worski is seeking the contents of ihrcc locked filing cabinets in :ho offices of the Committee for lic-clcclion of the President, 'or which Slnns, former sccrc- .ary of commerce, served as fi- inncc chairman. Jnworski's office told the court Friday Unit ihc investiga- tion centers on allegations of llcgn! campaign contributions md possible violation of n law over Gov. Robert Ray's recom- mendation by 9 a.m. Friday. Legislative Fiscal Director 3erry Rankin made the report in a budget summary given to legislators. Ray recommended additional appropriations of for .lie fiscal year beginning July 1 and for the remain- der of the current fiscal year. These were in addition to ment employment or benefits in return for political actions such Say Nixon To Uphold Galley 11-Year Term WASHINGTON (AP) Pres dent Nixon has decided I uphold Army Lt. William L Galley's twice-reduced sentence to 10 years' imprisonment for massacre of Vietnamese civil ans at My Lai, administration sources said Saturday. However, Calley is expectec ;o remain free on bond until a federal judge acts in a civi case brought by Calley's law- yers in an attempt to reverse lis conviction. Even after being returned to confinement, he would be eligi lie for parole after less than six months of additional imprison ment. Meanwhile, the army was re >orted prepared to dismiss Cal ey from the service once Nix- on's action is official. Sources said Nixon had decid ed to go along with Army Secre- ary Howard Callaway's action Calley's sentence from 20 to 10 years. The sentence was >reviously cut from life impris- mment by Lt. Gen. Albert Con- nor then commanding the Third irmy. as contributions. Even before Nixon arrived al he coliseum, hecklers made The statement called the doc- lhcir prcsencc known by jccrjng uments and important during an invocaijon praycr for Ships Searched for Paintings evidence" and added: DUBLIN (AP) Police searched dozens of trawlers "It appears that Mr. Stans senator Barry Goldwatcr (R- has attempted to place these ArizJ ceremonies, documents beyond the reach of said i[ would bc bcyond reason of the grand jury on the basis of lo expcct a crowd Of such sizc to days ago his Fifth Amendment privilege comajn Nixon partisans, world s nchcst art thcft- against compulsory self-bllt the critics "disa- Police said the search at incrimination." "Not Protected" Jnworski maintained thai the jree in an agreeable way." lowth harbor was prompted by Rep. Sam Steiger (R-Ariz.) an anonymous telephone tip to a vho also spoke before Nixon Dublin newspaper Friday night the hall, said it was that a Frenchman had hidden I t (I II It If OlllM 11 I' ifth Amendment does not pro- tnc Prcsj. the masterpieces in one of the led records filed in the course in an cfforl of a political campaign. He said his office has no in- terest in any truly personal records but docs want Stans' po- o distract public attention from Vatcrgalc. "Alive and Well" rawlers. On Friday, police teams litical files appointment and Slcigcr said Nixon came to thc' lhlcvca telephone logs, contribution call public atlcntion to thc fact records and all lists recom- that mending campaign contributors well" earched every registered hotel and rooming house in the Irish lepublic in an attempt to find tor federal jobs. America is alive and despite what he termed hut Letter Threat up no misleading reports circulated The 19 paintings were stolen Thc subpoena, issued Feb. 25, by a press that "is complete- April 26 from a secluded man- also asked all lists prepared by !y obsessed with bringing Mr, sion southwest of Dublin. They Stnns of persons who were Nixon nsked lo contribute to Ihc Nixon campaign but refused. .Meanwhile, Rep, Morris Udnll D-Ariz.) said in n speech; lo iclonged to Sir Alfred Beit, a old and diamond mining mil- Authorities were examining a letter sent to a leading Irish art expert Friday in which someone purporting to have the paintings threatened to destroy five of them unless four Irish terrorists were shifted from prisons in England to jails in Northern Ireland. The British home office in London declined to comment on the threat but an official in the British embassy here said thc prisoners will not bc trans- ferred. He said his government would not be pressured by guerilla demands. Police said the unsigned let- ter, mailed from was received by James White, a leading art expert in Dublin. With the letter were five pages of a diary belonging to Beit and presumably taken during the robbery. The ransom note said five Ihc paintings would-be returned' her sister, Fceny anc if Dolours Price, Marion; Hugh Gerald Kelly were transferred. London Bombings The four are serving life terms for leading an Irish Re- publican Army raid squad that London in One man was terror-bombed March, 1973. killed and 200 persons were iiv jured in the bombings. The letter said the other 14 paintings would bc returned in exchange for million. Beit declined comment on the de- mand but has said he will "not pay a penny" for the return of his art treasures or make any kind of deal with the robbers. Albert Price, a lifelong oppo- nent of British rule in Northern Ireland and father of the impri- soned sisters, said he thought the robbers were common crim- inals seeking to "cover up by In- volving my daughters." Free Food Forfeited SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) The elusive Symbionese Libera- tion Army, which kidnaped Pa- tricia Hearst exactly threes months ago, forfeited ?4 million in free food for the needy Satur- day because it failed to free her. A Friday midnight deadline set the Hearst Corp., for her release passed without a- word from the terrorist group of Miss Hearst. The money, which had seen put in escrow April 2 to continue the people in need pro- gram, reverted back to the cor- loration. The Hearst family retired early Friday night at their Hills- )orough mansion. Surveillance Sites FBI agents from across the nation were flown into the San Francisco bay area as the dead- ine approached. They set up special surveillance sites in an- ticipation, of..a dramatic devel- opment in the case which began Feb. 4 with Miss Hearst's ab- duction. The only major development this week occurred Friday when police found an 14 blocks from FBI head- quarters, and ;pn the same street the kidnapers had ap- parently holed up for five weeks. Neighbors said the 'group apparently abandoned the hide- put.only a week ago. .The Jn'deout was discovered after -a resident apartment in the building.com- p.I a i n e d about 'cockroaches. Authorities found the apartment n filthy condition with reyolu- ionary slogans scrawled-on. the walls. One slogan was signed- the name Miss Hearst said she had assumed when she became an SLA "soldier." Grocer Story .Charles Baten, FBI agent in charge of the San Francisco of- fice, said, "We have reason to believe she was in the apart- ment." He declined to elaborate on the statement but added that there was no way of determin- ing whether she was held under force. The about operator of a grocery three blocks from the apartment said a young woman resembling Miss Hearst entered her store several times to buy milk, bread and frozen food. "I asked-her was she Patty the grocer said. She said the young woman smiled and said many persons had asked her that. Cat Survives 16-Story Fall HONOLULU (AP) A 6- month-old cat named Misto fell 16 stories recently and only broke a record. Misto fell from the 19th-story jalcony of mcnt to a his owner's apart- third-floor balcony April 19. He landed in a small ree. According to the Guinness 3ook of World Records, the of- 'icial record for distance fallen by a cat which survived is 120 eet. That record was set by an English feline called Pussycat, vhich fell from the balcony of his owner's llth-slory apart- ment March Misto's fall outdid Pussycat's record by at least 25 feet. And all he suffered was a few iruises and torn skin on his aw. Mrs. Fred Rucke, Misto's iwncr, said this week that her cat "is back to his old self." Ceilings Roosted MANILA govern- ment has announced increases of 15 to 30 percent in its ceiling >ricos for six basic commodities. Today's Chuckle An old-fashioned woman is the girl who tries to make one husbnnd lost n lifetime.   

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