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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 6, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather- Clear, cold tonlghl. Some scattered light frost. Lows upper 30s, Partly cloud Tuesday Highs In 60s. VOLUME 92 -NUMBEUU7 CITY FINAL 10 CENTS CEDAR HAPIDS, IOWA. MONDAY, MAY 6, 1074 KISSINGER, ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPJ, NEW YORK TIMES Chargi Debutante led in Art Theft DUBLIN (AP) Bride Rose Dugdale, English deb tante turned revolutionary, wa formally charged here Monda on five counts in the theft of 1 maste'rpieees worth millio the biggest art robbery hisloryi Miss Dugdale, 33, holder of Ph.D. from London universit Profile of Miss Dugdale'on page 10. was also charged on five othe counts involving possession explosives and firearms i County Donegal, a trouble spo on the Irish republic's frontie with violence-torn Northern Ire land. She was charged in Dublin special court after travelin under, heavy army and polic guard from County Cork wher she was arrested Saturday at remote cottage with, the 19 o paintings_v The police said that in the co. ;tage they found 16 of the 1 paintings stolen April 26 by woman and four men from th country home near Dublin of Si Alfred Beit, and the 'other thre paintings were in the trunk o a car. The gang had sent the polio a note saying it would destro, the paintings unless millior in ransom was paid by May 1 and unless the sisters Dolour and Marion Price were traps ferred to a prison in Northern Ireland. The sisters are serving life sentences in a London jai for bombings in the British capi tal. Sale Abroad Police believe the recover, foiled a plot by the Irish Repub lican, Army to smuggle the paintings out of the country foi sale abroad, police sources said. "They were destined for salt abroad obviously to raise funds for the IRA and there are point (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) Reports Experts' Opinion on Tape Gap Unchanged NEW YORK (AP) A panel of tape experts has reaffirmed its preliminary conclusion that an gap in a Water- gate tape resulted from several erasures and re-recordings, ac- cording to an assistant to one of the panel members. On Saturday the six-man panel gave the final draft re- port of its six-month investiga- tion to U.S. District Judge John Sirica in Washington. The re- sults were not made public. However, Ernest Aschkenasy, an assistant to Mark Weis, vice- president of Federal Scientific Corp., said in an interview Sun- day that the final draft is sub- stantially the same as the pan- el's preliminary report to Sirica last Jan. 15. In that report the tape au- thorities said buzzing that re- placed conversation was "put on the tape in the process of erasing and re-recording at least five, and perhaps as many as nine, separate and contigu- ous segments." The final draft docs not change that finding, according to Aschkenasy. He said he par- ticipated in the technical ex- amination and analysis of the tape. The gap appeared on the re- cording of a conversation be- tween President Nixon and Ihen- Whilc House chief of staff II. R. llaldcman on June 20, 1972. Sirica Says Jaworski, Nixon May Set Deal Today's Chuckle A bachelor told Ihe com- puter dating machine that he wanted someone small, who likes water sports, formal dress and doesn't talk much. He drew n penguin. _ coimiom BULLETIN WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. District Judge John Sirica said Monday there Js a possibility the White House and the speci- al prosecutor may reach an amicable agreement for deliv- ery of subpoenaed White House tape recordings. WASHINGTON (AP) Th_ White House indicated Monday lhat President Nixon's Water gate counsel, James St. Clair may not fight against the grant Mills "Kitty" Plan Told by Milk Official WASHINGTON (AP) A top dairy cooperative official alleg edly wanted to raise million in cash to help Rep. Wilbur Mills (D-Ark.) run for Presiden in 1972 a'gainst Richard Nixon who had been promised mil :ion in dairy money himself. David Parr, the former sec ond-in-command at Associatec tfilk Producers, Inc., believec Mills could win the Democratic residential nomination and beat ftxon, according 'to statements attributed to Parr's former as- sociates at the giant dairy co- operative. "Cash Kitty" "Dave Parr wanted to build kitty for Wilbur Mills of the co-op's former obbyist, Bob A. Lilly, is quotec is "saying. ''He wanted this to >e in cash." The milk. producer's present :hief George Mehren, s quoted as saying he cut ofi ome of Parr's aid 'to Mills when Mehren took over leader- hip of the co-op in early 1972. At that time, just before fills announced himself as an ctive candidate for the Demo ratic presidential nomination, Darr had assigned a number of alaried cooperative employes o assist the early draft-Mills ampaign, an apparent violation f federal law prohibiting use of orporate money in campaigns. Parr ran the milk producers' ffice in Little Rock, Mills' ongressional district. "Good Friend" Mills has publicly referred to 'arr as a "good friend." He as declined requests to be in- erviewed about his connec- ions to Parr and the milk pro- ucers. The co-op donated 00 to his presidential cam- aign, the largest single, re- orded donation. Parr also oured at least worth f corporate support into the arly draft-Mills campaign in ate 1971 and early 1972, and lilis has said he was unaware f this. Parr's lawyer, Robert Light, allow his client to be in- (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.) ing of immunity for adrainistra lion witnesses called, before thi house judiciary committee. Press Secretary Ronald Zieg ler told reporters at a briefin) that St. Clair told him earlier in the day that there appeare atcs to pass bills even as heir colleagues packed iclongings into boxes for the rip home came what Dem- crats said would be a key ssuc in this fall's election lampaign. The issue: Consumer inter- ist rate ceilings. Last Issue This was the last issue ought out in the legislature ind house Democrats carried m a ringing, If unsuccessful, Icbalc designed lo dub Re- iiiblicans ns "Ihe bad guys" vlio want lo gouge the people and Democrats as "the good guys" who want to help the people. But Republicans, satisfied they had the votes to stave off what they claimed was a Democratic effort to make it difficult, or even impossible, for low-income people to use charge accounts or borrow funds, sat back and listened or continued to pack for the trip home. What the Democrats were after, as the midnight hour separating Saturday and Sun- day approached, was a vote to insist on the house version set- ting lower interest rale coil- ings Ilinn those in the senate version. Walk Out But what they were faced with was the fact that the senate had walked out early, leaving Ihcm witli the option of taking its version on none fit all. House Republicans had ad- vance knowledge of the senate walk out and lined up enough votes in advance including, ironically, four from the Dem- ocrats to make sure the house would back down from ils version so adjournment could take place. Democrats, on the oilier hand, could persuade only two Republicans to join them in an effort to save Hie house "low interest" version and, hopefully, force Ihe senate to come back this week to com- promise differences via a con- ference committee. Join Democrats Significantly, one of the Re- publicans who joined the Democrats was State Rep. David Stanley a candidate for scnnlor. The other was Rep. Sonjn Egcncs (R-Slory The four Democrats who joined 50 Republicans, on the 54 to 40 votes to back down from the house version and accept Ihe senate version, were Reps. Adrian Brinck ID- West Keith Dunton (D- Richard Norpcl (D-Bcllcvue) and Russell Wyckoff Absent or not voting on this important roll call were: Reps. Willis Junker (R-Sioux Harold McCormick (D- Charles Grass- Icy (R-New Russell De Jong (R-Pclla) and Joseph Clark After the house backed down, it passed Ihe bill will) the senate version by the same 54 to 40 vole, with all present voting as they had the first time except Reps. E. Jean Kiser (R-Davenport) and Emil Husak who switched. The same absentees on the first vole were missing on the second, which sent Ihe bill lo Cov. Robert Hay who indicated Monday he'll probably sign it. 18 Percent As finally passed the bill provides for 18 percent ceil- ings on the first of revolv- ing charge accounts with 15 percent on Ihe remainder. The house version would have charged 18 percent only on the first ?100. Both versions set 15 percent as the rate for installment contracts on large purchases, such as refrigerators. But another difference was in interest rates banks and other lending institutions can charge. The house raised the present 12 percent rate to 13 percent but the senate's 15 percent prevailed in the end. More Protection The house version included more consumer protection provision than the senate bill lhat was accepted, including some that Republicans said would make it difficult for el- derly and low-income people to borrow at all. One of these would have prohibited the use of house- hold goods for collateral at small loan companies, which can still charge 36 percent. Present revolving charge and closed-end contracts have had a ceiling of 9 percent ever since an Iowa supreme court decision last year held the previous 18 percent violated Iowa's 9 percent usury law. The adjournment situation last Saturday night must have presented a confusing picture to thousands of lowans, who admittedly have some dif- ficulty understanding legisla- tive procedures any time. What happened was that Senate Majority Loader Clit- ton Lamborn (R-Maquokcta) got stubborn. He didn't want to get hung up in an all-night (ConlinucdTPagc 2, Col. 1.) Detente, Mid-East On Agenda JERUSALEM (UPI) Secre- tary of State Kissinger will break off Ms Middle East shut- tle diplomacy between Israel and Syria to meet Soviet For- eign Minister Andrei Gromyko on Cyprus Tuesday, the U.S. announced Monday. Gromyko had been in Dam- ascus conferring with the Syri- ans while Kissinger has been in Israel and in Amman, Jordan. "Secretary of Stale Henry Kissinger and Soviet Foreign Secretary Andrei Gromyko have agreed to meet 3n Cyprus on May 7 for a continuing review of U.S.-Soviet relations includ- ing the situation in the Middlo the announcement said. Israeli Approval "We express appreciation to the government of Cyprus for arranging the meeting on short state department spokesman Robert McCloskey said. "It was worked out with the full understanding and ap- proval of the government ,of Israel." He added that-the date for the meeting had jelled in the past 24 hours. Kissinger is expected to take off for Cyprus Tuesday morning and be back in Israel sometime in the late: afternoon. He then goes on to Damascus Wednes- day to continue his efforts to )ring about an Israeli-Syrian roop disengagement in the TJolan Heights The announcement o! the meeting with Gromyko came shortly after he arrived here from Amman. The meeting on Cyprus will deal not only with the'Middle East but with such questions as the strategic arms limitation agreement, the European securi- ty conference and :other insues leading up to President Nixon's scheduled trip to Moscow in June. Kissinger and Gromyko: met n Geneva over week ago when Kissinger a )ledge of Soviet cooperation in iringing peace to the Middle East. Gromyko, co-chairman vith Kissinger of the Geneva Middle East peace conference, lew to Damascus Sunday for alks with President Hafez Assad. No Deals U.S. officials said Kissinger s not going to Cyprus to make a deal with Russia on the Mid- dle East and that none 5s ex- >ected as a result of the Gromy- co-Kissinger meeting. It was understood that the So- iets requested the meeting originally in Syria but that the U.S. suggested Cyprus as an alternative. It also was undcr- tood that the meeting was ex- lected to deal about half and lalf with the Middle East and ire-summit issues. Israeli sources said the Isra- :li cabinet made no definite de- isions in a meeting after Kis- inger left for his one-day trip unday to Jordan. Initial Refusal Perhaps the toughest decision acing the Israelis was whether o modify their initial refusal lo ive up some of the territory icy seized from Syria in the 967 war. Israel has already signalled illingness to give up the tcrri- iry it captured from Syria last (Continued: Page 3, Col. 4.) Today's Index Comics .....................20 Crossword..................20 )nily Record ................3 )cnths ......................3 Iditorlal Features...........6 Farm ......................13 'Innncial ..................21 rtarlon ......................7 Hovlcs .....................12 Society Sports ...................15-18 State Television ..................II) Want Ads................23-27   

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