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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette May 5, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 5, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa NEW DETOUR ON A AVENUE!/<//> Shows Route lo St. Lukes (In Section A)IOWA CITY HOUSE TOURExtra 'Vouch: (Gourmet Food (In Section C) Section A Weather— Fair today and Monday, tilths in the mid to upper 70s. I.ovvs tonight upper 40s, light and variable winds. rn (War VOLUME 92- NUMBER IHI nmtta CITY FINAL 35 CENTS V/. CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SUNDAY, MAY 5, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Police Find \White House De fails Record Art Dean 'Confradicfions' Theft Loot WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House, in a strongly worded analysis, said Saturday tape transcripts of John Dean’s conversations with President Nixon “contain a number of im-Detectives p o r t a n t contradictions” in Tenn.), who have said the transcripts tend to back up Dean. “Anyone who says the transcripts support John Dean hasn’t worked at his reading or is looking at it with a totally partisan or biased eye,” Ziegler DUBLIN (AP) -raided an isolated house in Dean's sworn testimony before sajd southeast Ireland on Saturday the senate Watergate commit- and recovered unharmed all 19 tee    I    analysis    said    some    of    the paintings stolen in the world's some of the contradictions    ,aCl!    important biggest art robbery, ponce said. ,hc WhUe House “a" S £*"* Dea" C,iMmCd SOn,e of They ie safe, they re safe, tals to 16 Dean statements, a policeman said. A woman discovered at the house was detained for questioning, and police credited a hunch by two policemen for the discovery of the cache. conversations that took; place on March 21, 1973, had oc-i 'rwwwwwwvwwwwwwvw curred on March 13. Additional stories on Nix- ! “The portions of Dean’s testi-on transcripts on pages IS mony which alleged presidential and 'JIA.    knowledge of the cover-up prior  t0 March 21, 1973 were among I “bear directly and materially The most widely publicized por-;on the central issue of the hear- tions of Mr. Dean’s testimony lings: ‘What did the President during his five days on the know and when did he know' witness stand,” the White House it?’”    aid, adding: Dean, who was fired as White A police spokesman said the paintings, worth an estimated $20.4 million, were wrapped in paper in a closet of the rented house at Glandore. The paintings — including a Vermeer, a J    ",,u ”ao 1,1 ^ " "J"”:    Trial    Question r„„0 ..    iinie    House counsel April 30 last Rubens    -    were reported    ycar’ has since    1)0001110 lhe    “N’one of.Mr I)can ;s    .ftat,c' j l a j f PJ ,. I President’s chief accuser in the went ... is confirmed in the mn „ s-rj,v „t,h P    Watergate cover up - implying    tape of Sept 15.” 5    * '    that the President    knew about it    The White House    quotes The    works were stolen nine    as early    as Sept.    15.    1972.    Dean’s    testimony that Nixon days    ago from the 100-room    wanted    to know when the case mansion of gold and diamond    TRO Degrees Off    i()f thfi seven mcn indiclcd for mining    millionaire Sir    Alfred    The White House quoted    the Watergate burglary    on that Beit. A    gang    of thieves    raided    Dean’s testimony    that he told    day would come to trial, the mansion at Blessington near Mixon on that day: “I certainly Dean said he told Nixon “the Dublin, tied up Beit, his aer-    could make no    assurances    that    j justice    department has held off vants    and family and started j    the day    would    not    come    when    as jong    as possible the return of packing up the masterpieces.    this matter would start to un-the indictments but    much would The    robbers were led by a    ravel.”    depend    on which judge got the woman with a French accent j    statement, and several case,” and that “the President who carefully selected the best 0^ers jjke jj “js not only |c?^id that he certainly hoped works in Beit s collection.    false,” the White House analysis    that the case would    not come to Authorities credited two * said, “it is 180 degrees from the trial before the election.” policemen for cracking    Says the White House: O'Leary I . T*10 White House then quoted    cn(jrc    stalemrnt    isj Senate Walkout On Credit Bill BULLETIN At 12:10 a.m. Sunday the house was still debating the consumer interest rate bill. ture had added $117 million to the $840 million it appropriated in 1973 to run the state and its subdivisions during 1974-75. $12 Million High By ^rank N,y(    This appropriation exceeded DES MOINES — Fighting each the adjusted budget recommen-other to the bitter end, the    Iowa    elations of    Gov. Robert Ray    by legislature was forced    to    ad-    about    $12    million, according    to journ its 1974 session at IO: 16 state Fiscal Director Gerry p.m. Saturday in a huff when Rankin the senate turned the tables and ,fe sajd (hat M „rccnl o[ |he walked out on the house.    . . .    ....    .    . .    , J    total    $957    million budget    for The lower chamber was still. 1974.75 gocs back in lht. form .storming in rage as senators!of state ai(J t0 ioca, subdivisions departed the capitol within min-;0f government, including about utes after the adjournment reso- $:{4,    t0    school    districts, lut.on was adopted.    The $95? mMon rcQQ^ budg. The storm was due not only to ; (>t is near,y doubie thc w the walkout but to the fact the minion ppent in 1969.70 and senate left the house with the more than quadrup[c the $208 option of accepting ceilings on mijj|on that paid for the cost of consumer interest rates or get- state government in 1964-45. ting none at all. I>ate Actions House Lower    .    ,    ,    A In other last-minute action. For the last two days the two jbe legislature passed and sent houses have been fighting over lo th(, governor a bill appropri-this bill that turned out to be the ating $7 8 miUl0n for a new ag. key to adjournment    riculture building on statehouse The house version calls for groundS( a bi)| increasing sallower ceilings than the senate’s aries and makjng the raises rebut the senate refused to accept ;troactJVC t0 jast january for the house amendments to its bill legislative staff and secretaries, and sent it hack, setting the and a bjjj “de-scxing” thc Iowa stage for the walkout.    code    (0 end references to fema- Only three years ago the ,es and males house pulled the same stunt on    „ the senate, walking out about 5 T,h's a m. one June Sunday to force scc ">n *gncd to perm.! Cos- - AP Wirephoto for cracking case. and Constable William Creedon    thls sonuonce frorn    the    trail-    fa]se;    not a word of truth is con- became suspicious of the house    scir,Pfs ma^ P11    ,    tained    in it. The President did after learning it had been rent-    t    not ask when the criminal case cd two days before the April 26    wou have ha^    *oubl*    would    come to trial. Most im- robbery They tipped off the    J"? there would    be a    day    when    nnrfftnt nnuhprp in the mnver- countv police force    I    dll “It was really just routine h'"k 1 can tbat    .......e................... police work.” one policeman from novv athing is g i g    {hp    indjctments as long as said    comc crashmg down t0 °Ur SUr’ possible The President nowhere ___I    prise. “The President: That what? “Dean: Nothing is going to All f    4 A lf como crash‘nR down ,0 our sur' tion.” Galley s 10-Year given to newsmen by White House Press Secretary Ronald; WASHINGTON (AP) - Pres-,Ziegler on the Nixon plane en ident Nixon decided Saturday route from Phoenix to Spokane.! against anv further reduction of I Wash. Army Ll.'William Calley’s IO-    Criticizes Senators year sentence for the massacre! of Vietnamese civilians at My (0 President Lets Fs 10-Year Sentence Stehtf Lai. The army released a random from Nixon saying. “I have reviewed the record of the case of the United States vs. Callcy and have decided that no further action by me in this case is necessary or appropriate." At the same time, Secretary of the Army Howard Callaway ordered Galley dismissed from the army. Nixon upheld Callaway's April 16 action in reducing Calley’s prison sentence from 20 to IO years. That sentence previously had been cut from life imprisonment on review by Ii. Gen. Albert Connor, then commanding the U. S. Third army. Callcy is expected to remain free on bond until a federal judge in Columbus, (ta., acts in a separate civil case brought by ('alley’s lawyers in an attempt to reverse his court-martial conviction. A bond hearing in that case is set tor Monday. Even after being returned to confinement, Galley would be eligible for parole after less than six months of additional imprisonment. PACKING UP — Along with the cheerful prospect of adjournment, Iowa legislators faced the less pleasant task of carting home their extensive files. State Senators Ray Taylor (R-Steamboal’ Rock) and William Ply-mat (R-Urbandale) spent part of Friday night's dinner break packing up books and hauling them down the statehouse steps. Area Demos Vote Planks On Marijuana, Amnesty By Dale Kueter    give our own sons.” said Rita more time and money, and that MAQUOKETA — Second dis-    Huber of Cedar Rapids, speak- historically, few voters turn out also shows as false, the White trict Democrats Saturday ap- favor of the plank.    in primary elections. House    said,    a    Dean    suggestion!proved planks calling for decri-1    Charles Ligons, Cedar Rapids,! Other platform resolutions ap- that    Nixon    greeted    with    plea-    minalization of marijuana and    said “I have a reason to be proved by the convention were: sure a statement that improper unconditional amnesty for all against amnesty. My son died in opposition to the death contacts were being made with those who are in legal jeopardy Vietnam. These men who left I U.S. District Judge Charles because of their opposition to our country in protest won d - ’ r took sharp exception Richey. The judge has labeled the Vietnam war.    something and lost something Dccrtimnj comments by senate Water- the suggestions “poppycock. ’” However, the convention de- Now we should show the world ac,‘vdy be! ween consenting an end to the 1971 session. That time the bill involved mctologists to cut men s hair. The legislature also sent to portant. nowhere in the conversation did John Dean say that the justice department had held in thc conversation expressed the hope that the case would not come to trial before the elec- Approach to Judge The inspection of the tapes pen* of sexual dealt with bonding authority the governor an omnibus bill granted to the state board of combining an energy policy regents and the senate has been committee, whose members he seething inwardly over that would appoint, along with a $3 treatment ever since.    million appropriation to help de velop better railroad service I lith Day    and another appropriation to fi- This time the senate, whose nance the new state department members include some of the of transportation, former representatives who once it became known at the were a party to that ordeal, j advent of the session that used the same tactics to bring there'd be a $150 million surplus this record-long even-year sos- jn thc state till on June 30, 1974, sion to a halt on its 111th day. Sit was obvious the legislature Even though the senate set the would have money probelms. adjournment time at 10:16 Not the usuaI prob|ems cf p.m.. the house took up the in- finding ways to meet the pay-terest ceiling bill after that, roIi and cover operational ex-inspiring some of the most fiery penSes without raising taxes, oratory of the session - oratory But. rather, thc more pleasant that threatened to continue into problems — or so it seemed at thc wee hours of Sunday.    the time — of how to use the Yet, in the end, it appeared surplus wisely and well for the the only thing the house could best interests of Iowa. do would be to accept the senate gate committee Chairman Ervin memo- ,d-N.C.), Sen. Weicker (R Conn ), and Sen. Baker (R- (Continued: Page KIA. Col. I.) Nixon Expo Talk Stresses Jobs, Peace, Environment Dean had said that on F'eb. 28 feated a plunk calling for prcsi- that we are willing to forgive.” Inuits* conducted in private, dential primaries in Iowa, and <    j Amendment of thc Iowa eon- opposed elimination of the 61)    Primary    jstitution limiting a governor to percent requirement for    approv-1    A Jones county delegate op--twoconsecutive terms* a1 of bond issues.    posed    the presidential primary Support for a constitutional Marijuana    plank,    saying it would reduce amendment allowing for    recall The delegates from    ll    North-    party interest. A Fayette dele-:of public otfieials; east and Hast central counties «a'c aKrc,'d'    ">*    <'»n*>lidalion tial primary would require of county governments . Today's Notice in a Chackle church kitchen “Ladies responsible for making tea will kindly empty the teapots and kettles, then stand up side down ill the sink t.,nvriKht SPOKANE. Wash. (AID — President Nixon opened the F'xpo ’74 World's F’air on Saturday and told a mostly friendly audience that he is working for peace in the world and bettor times at home. Nixon made no direct reference to Watergate and his domestic troubles. Nixon spoke of clean air and water, parks, beautiful cities and countryside, but said “environment also means other things to people.” lank to Jobs “It means, for example,” he said “for every family in America a job so that he can enjoy the environment around him.” The President said that despite the apparent conflicts between ecology and industry. America could have both "and we shall have both. And the way we can have both is to develop the great resources of this country in a way that they will not pollute tilt* atmosphere, that they will contribute to a clean en vironment.” Nixon said good jobs and good environment would not be enough “unless we find a way for the great nations of the world to settle their differences at the conference table and not on the battle field. Avoiding WW III “And that is why we have opened negotiations with those who might have been our adversaries, negotiations which did not mean that either we or they agreed with each other in terms of philosophy hut negotiations that have one overriding concern, and that is this: “World war I was destructive; World war ll was destructive There cannot be World war 111 because it will destroy not only the nations that participate in it, it will destroy civiliza tion as we know it. “And we cannot let that hap|K'ii and we will not let it ballpen,” Nixon said. .began work shortly before noon By ll p.m., with more than I half the controversial items on the platform still to be debated, more than half the delegates • had de part (Kl. The marijuana plank, passed by a narrow margin, does not legalize sale of marijuana, a convention official explained “It would merely decrimina- State lize its use,” he said. Amnesty Kissinger completed his shuttle between Syria and Israel Saturday night “very The question of amnesty drew confident” that he would be the most discussion, as dele-able to bring about military gates began    considering the    disengagement    between    Israel controversial    sections of the    and Syria eventually    if    not    now platform shortly after 9 p m    a    high    official    aboard    Kis- After defeating a minority singer's plane gave that es-plank calling for conditional timate and said it was still pos-amnesty, the convention, by agible that agreement could I sizable majority, approved the come during the present Middle plank calling    for unconditional    East mission amnesty and    tacked on an [amendment which would clear those person? who are in legal jeopardy or    already serving Kissinger Arrives in Israel Very Confident' Gazette Leased Wires    The official said Kissinger will JERUSALEM Secretary of not ask for any specific concession from Israel, but dearly left prison terms because of their activism in opposition to thc war. “Willing to Forgive” “It seems we enemies, and North \ letnam, can forgive our even rebuild but cannot tor* The official reported “rea-s o ii a Ii I e progress” toward troop separation in talks with Syrian President Assad on all but the main issue on how tar Israel should withdraw. Rut the official cautioned that the Israeli pullback is tho most difficult issue ami that the agreement was tar from eon-eluded the impression that Israel will have to sweeten its offer. On Sunday Kissinger goes to Iordan, where King Hussein is trying for negotiations to regain I part of the territory he lost to Israel in 1967. The secretary of state then returns to Israel and plans to fly hack to Damascus late Monday or Tuesday. Moscow Radio said Soviet Foreign Minister Androl Gromyko was expected in the Syrian capital on Sunday at the invitation of Assad. American officials said, however, that Kis singer had no plans to meet Gromyko in Damascus. Kissinger held seven hours ot talks with Assad on Friday, flew to Alexandria, F^gypt, on Saturday where he held another round of talks with President Sadat, then flew' on to Israel. [version or get nothing at all, since there was no senate around to help make up a con-' Terence committee for compromise purposes. Basic Difference One basic difference is that the senate’s version of the bill calls for an 18 percent interest ceiling on the first $500 on revolving charge accounts and 15 percent after that. Thc house version makes the break point at the first $100 on which 18 percent could be charged, with 15 percent on amounts above that The maximum consumer interest rate has . been at nine percent sa nee 1973, when a state supreme court decision held the 18 percent rate in effect at that time to be usurious. Another difference is that banks and other lending institutions got an increase from 12 percent to 15 percent in the senate version hut to only 13 percent in the house version. Consumer Guards The liou.se version also includes more cosnsunvjr protection sections than the senate s. As the senators walked out,j and the representatives con-! tinued to thrash around in debating rage, the legislature’s record came into sharp focus It set a new mark, not only for length, hut also for spending, by an even year .session Backed by an anticipated $2<X) million surplus, the 1974 legisla-i These problems grew even as surplus estimates became more optimistic with the passing of each day until they finally reached where $200 million is now anticipated —• thanks to a great year on the farm in 1973. In addition to its own ideas (Continued: Page 3, Col. 6.) Todays Index SECTION A Cats Newt I, I. IO Deal hi ) Editorial* It Report Card . 14 City Hall Note* }4 SECTION B Iowa Newt It Frank Nyt't Political Nota* .. a Televitton Tabla Political Calendar j Marion a Buildme IOU Financial Mi; New York Stock* 14 Movie* 10-lt Record Review* IO Farm ion SECTION C Social iii Around tho Town i New Book* ..... I Food ... IS Travel ... IS SECTION 0 Sport* MO Outdoor low# IO Went Ad* IMI C rot* WO rd IO Parade Madeline I-)} Comic* IO WtKttKKUSHKKSiMHI ;

  • Albert Connor
  • Androl Gromyko
  • Charles Ligons
  • Frank Nyt
  • John Dean
  • King Hussein
  • Ray Taylor
  • Robert Ray
  • Sunday Kissinger
  • William Creedon

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: May 5, 1974

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