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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 7, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Chance of rain Hi rough Wednesday. tonight in thc sos. High Wednesday In the mid 60s. VOLUME 92-NUMBER 118 CITY FINAL 10 CENTS CEDAU RAPIDS, IOWA, TUESDAY, MAY 7, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Paper Tell FRANCISCO (AP) The San Francisco Chronic said Tuesday that pieces firearms were found in the Syn bionesc Liberation army hideo discovered by authorities la week. The newspaper said the ev deuce indicates the aparlmci was used as an armory. The newspaper also said that neighbors were reportci to have heard drilling am other sounds coming from the apartment. Sources speculat- ed that "work with weapons was in preparation for and unexpected action." Authorities who were aske about a report that a SLA bom factory had been found sai they were unaware of such a operation. The half-ton of clothing paper, bedding and trash take by FBI agents Thursday from the last known refuge of th SLA has yielded no clues as t Patricia Hearst's whereabouts the FBI said. Seeks Gun Permit In another development Steven Weed, Miss Hearst's fiance, tried unsuccessfully to obtain a handgun permit and a passport in Santa Rosa north of here, it was disclosed Mon- day. Sonoma County. Undersherifi Robert Hayes said .Weed and hi: mother, Mrs. Bernard Pepper tried to get the gun permit al the sheriff's office Friday. He was sent to the Santa Rosa police department, which said they denied the permit because Chief Salvatore Rosano had or dered a ban on new permits until he takes command of the force June 1. Story by Weed In a Chronicle story that ap- peared under his name Tues- day, Weed said the SLA cannot afford to let Miss Hearst go and risk the "melting away" of her "conversion" in a few short days of freedom. Miss Hearst was dragged from the Berkeley apartment she shared with Weed on Feb. 4. Weed was beaten by the abduc- tors. He said from talking to people who have known members of the SLA "I also have the im- pression that some individuals of the group are much more friendly and intelligent on a per- sonal level than their actions Scoff: Transcripts 'Immoral, Disgusting' WASHINGTON (API Sen ale Republican Leader Hugh Scott said Tuesday President Nixon's Watergate transcripts reveal "a shabby, disgusting mmoral performance'' by all of those involved. Scott, who lias defended the White House and said portions of thc transcript he saw last winter showed Nixon's in- nocence, gave reporters some sharp comments on them based >n reading about 800 of the pages. "I think it's a shabby, disgust- ng immoral .the Pennsylvania Republican said. Asked if he meant by the Pres- dent, he replied "by each of hose persons according to what ic said." Scott said, "I am enormously isturbed that there was not nough showing of moral indig- ation." Nixon However, he declined to say nything further and, when sked if he still thought the ranscripts "exculpated" the resident, said he stands on a tatement he made last Friday. At that time, he said thc fill: ranscripts -of the March 21 neetings. involving Presidenl ixon and former counsel John can arc consistent with the immaries and excerpts he was lovvn last winter. Dead in Ulster Strife BELFAST (AP) Two Prot- stant teenagers opened fire on oman orkers Catholic construction Tuesday, killing Iwo and language would have them appear. "Over a three-month period it would be hard not to respond in some way to this personal atten- tion, if that is the way she has been he said. Weed said if his fiancee 'has gone through a revolutionary rebirth it has been a very odd one. She lias cut loose not only her family and friends, but also her subtlety and wit." nd wounding five, authorities id. Earlier, terrorists believed to long to the Catholic Irish Re- iblican Army killed a Catholic o u p 1 e and wounded their ughter, planted a record-sizer 100-pound bomb 200 yards om city hall and deslroyec mithfield Market, one of Bel- st's best known landmarks, 'olice said the Protestants ove up to a hut where the rkers were eating lunch and ading newspapers, two teen- ers got out of the car, yanked Ion stockings over their faces, died the hut with submachine n and pistol fire, then fled. ToGromyko for three hours Tuesdaj Soviet Foreign Minister A While House spokesman ex pressed the conviction Tuesday that the Nixon presidency be judged by foreign po...., and domestic achievements and not the tone of Ihe transcripts. "As you have been Gerald Warren, deputy press secretary, said in response to reporters' questions, "We rec- ognize the risks lakcn in pro- viding transcripts of 33 hours of this very difficult subject. "The President has had thou- sands of hours of conversations on important foreign policy mat- ers and many hours with lead- ers of congress. "The point is, from my gen- eral view, I don't feel it's fail- to judge the Presidenl on 33 lours of his very difficult dis- cussions." White House officials have the nade clear they believe has provided to the ouse judiciary committee all he material it needs for its im- Iitdians To Discourage South Dakota Tourism ST. PAUL (UPI) The American Indian Movemenl says it will discourage tourism in South Dakota in an economic boycott to protest "rampant racism" in the state. In a statement issued by AIM Leader Russell Means during a recess in the Wounded Knee Srial, AIM declared South Da- kota a "zone of war." The statement said oul-of- slatc cars which enter reserva- tions without Indian permils will be confiscated. peachment inquiry, but even be- fore reading all of the tran- scripts, many committee members say they need rroi. information. "Impeachable" One member, Rep. Conycrs an outspoken critic of the President, said Tuesday his reading of the transcripts :onvince him that Nixon had :ommitted "an impeachablc act." Conyers said Nixon's black- nail" discussions on March 21, 1973, with Dean concerning de- mands by Watergate conspira- or E. Howard Hunt was "the best evidence of the commission of a federal crime." Conyers told a.news confer- ence: "Just on ils face, (hat is clearly an impeachable act." Although several of the 38 members of the committee have called for Nixon's impeachmen! n the past, Conyers is the first member.to say he had found ev- idence of an .impeachable of- fense in the transcripts. Senate Subpoena Meanwhile, the senate Water- to Israel for meetings with Pre- mier Goida Meir and other ncmbers of her negotiating earn. He is due in Damascus on Wednesday. Gromyko described sion with Kissinger as "useful nnd constructive." He later flew o Moscow. Arab newspaper commcn- aries were hinting that the Kis- inger mission was close to ircaking down, and a Syrian ;overnment communique- issued Tuesday indicated the Russians lad helped harden the Syrian ine. The communique said Gromy- ko had declared the Soviet Un- ion's full support for the Syrian attitude towards any troop dis- engagement on the Golan Heights. Complete Withdrawal "The two sides again reiterat- ed that the process of troop sep- aration should be considered a step toward achieving a com- plete Israeli withdrawal from a occupied Arab 'lands, and t ward reaching a complete an just settlement to .the Middl East the communiqu said. A high official on board Ki singer's plane said Kissingi RESIGNS A dejected Willy Brandt is shown at a meeting of cial Democratic party in Bonn after his resignation as West German chan- cellor. gate committee said still Tax Penalfy Collected Too Early; 85 To Gef Refunds By Roland Krckclcr The taxes were not certified Thc Linn county treasurer's i to the treasurer Ihis year unlil office collccled penalties on 85 properly lax payments Mondaj until it determined at 11 a.m. that under a slate law the pen- alty was not lo be collected unlil Tuesday. Treasurer James Hennessey said Tuesday refund checks are being mailed to I hose who were charged Ihe penally on Monday. It had been his iiiulcrslnml- ing, based on :in attorney gen- eral's opinion and announced publicly two limes, that Ific penally wns lo be charged beginning Moinhiy. Slale slalulcs call for thc (axes In be certified lo the trea- surer no Intel' Minn Dec. 31, for Ihe first half luxes lo be paid before Mnrch I and for a pen- ally consisting of 0.75 percent lo lie charged cucli ninnlh begin- ning April I, if not pnld. Feb. 4. An allorncy general's opinion of some years ago de- clares that when Ihe certifi- cation is laic, Ihe penalty collec- tion is lo commence 91 days after thc certification. This year that fell on Monday. However, as Hennessey learned Monday, a chapter of (lie code dealing with con- struction of .statutes stales that in computing lime, Sun- days ami Icpil holidays arc not counted if they arc (lie lust day of a period. Since Sunday was Ihe last day on which, according lo Ihe atlor- icy general, a payment could ic made without penally, Hen- icssey has agreed lhal Ihe last lay without penally should have been extended lo Monday. lie snid the refunds lolal he- and needs five subpoenaed White House tapes, despite Nixon's re- lease of edited transcripts of thc conversations. At the same time, White House lawyers were given five nore days Monday in which to slave off a showdown with the Watergate special prosecutor over 64 tapes sought for use in Ihe Watergate cover-up trial. The senate committee, in papers filed with the U. S. court of appeals, called Nixon's tran- scripts "suspect" and "neither complete nor accurate." The court had asked the senators what stake they slil! have in the court fighl in light of disclosures already made, including Ihe transcripts. "Corruption" The committee sought (apes covering five prcsidcnlial con- versations in a subpoena issued ast July 23. Monday it said thc tapes still are needed if the committee ___........ iiiblic of thc cxlcnl of corrtip- ion in Ihe executive branch." The committee said that even he incomplete versions of the conversalions covered in thc ranscripts vindicate ils claim hat the tapes arc needed. The committee said it is essential hat it have a complete and ac- (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) made progress" in 'reasonabl his discussion with the Israeli government an hoped to take a revised Israe proposal for disengagement t Damascus Wednesday. Gromj ko has been conferring in D; mascus with Syrian Prcsiden Hafez Assad. A senior U. S. official tol newsmen Kissinger hoped hi meeting wilh Gromyko woul "nudge disengagement along." Although U. S. official, claimed Kissinger was making progress, they also said ther was "a distinct possibility" IK would go back lo Washington without a disengagement agree ment and would relurn lo the Middle East in three or Tout weeks. The high American official said Ihe meeting was al Gromy- ko's request. The two men will discuss not only thc Middle East but questions concerning Pres- ident Nixon's scheduled visit lo Moscow in June and Ihe limita- tion of strategic arms. Not Hinder The official said that when Kissinger and Gromyko met a veek ago Sunday at Geneva it was understood thai at best the loviels would support the Amer- ican disengagement efforts or at easl would not hinder (hem. American officials have gone IILUUUU 11 Jil 'lo inform thc oul of lhcir waV sincc prise meeting was announced Monday night to deny that the (Continued: Page 3, Col. 2.) Quitting; "Not Enough Work To Justify CHICAGO (AP) An assis tant state comptroller says he's quitting because there isn't enough -work to justify his sala- ry. 'When I reached that conclu- sion, the next conclusion was obvious: get said George i'lahin, 64, hired as an assistant o Comptroller George Lindberg Feb. 1, at a year. "The first year was a tremen- dous challenge to meet some mpossible said VS. of Primaries By United Press International The 1.974 voting season began in earnest Tuesday, with pri marics in four states and a lome rule referendum in Ihe lation's "last colony." The featured contest was the primary Democratic senatorial Mahin. "I was busy. But now reached thc point where here just isn't thc work to jus- ify the kind of salary I was icing paid." Considering Mahin's 'hack- round, the reason for his rcsig ation is not that surprising. For 12 years he headed thc ctter Government Assn., a citi ens' nonprofit watchdog, gency which works closolj 'ith media in investigating cor- iption on the state, county and ical levels. Mahin says he will go into rivate consulting work. n Ohio, where former Astro- naut John Glenn was trying t throw out the recently-appointe Sen. Howard Mclzenbaum. Alabama, Indiana and Nortl Carolina also held primaries congressmen lion. sought renomina- The Glenn-Metzcnbaum cam paign was bitterly foughl, with both sides charging the othe h dirty campaigning. first American lo Glenn ride a Killed in Crash Of Flower Plane NUERNBERG larlcred cargo (AP) A plane, loaded 12 tons of Mother's day owcrs from the French Ri- crashed into a forest approaching Nuernberg rporl Monday night, killing all roc crewmen. but with only a few conteste major races for congressiona or state offices. Voters in the District of Columbia balloted on home rule charter that wouii ve the nation's capital bob tailed self-government. Thc Alabama primary allract cd some attention, but not be- cause Gov. George Wallace was expected to have (rouble win- ning renominalion. Wallace sup- porters are talking about an- other presidential run for him in 1976 and a big win in Alabama was regarded as an ideal launching platform for such an ifforl. Ervin Scat Al stake in North Carolina were Ihe parly nominations for he senate seat now held by Democrat Sam Ervin. Stale At- orney General Robert Morgan, former Rep. Nick Galifianakis md Wilson, brmer White House aide, were n the Democratic race. William Slovens was expected (o be the Republican winner. In Indiana, all 11 incumbent rocket in earlh orbit 12 years ago, has filed twice before in senate contests, including a pri- mary defeat by Metzenbaum in 1970. Metzenbaum then lost to Re- publican Robert Taft, jr., but was appointed this year by Gov. John Gilligan lo Ihe senate seal left vacant by the resignation of Republican William Saxbe lo become attorney general. Income Taxes Much of thc Ohio scrapping was over the candidates' BONN (AP) Wesl Ger- many's ruling Social Democral- i c party nominated sharp- longued Finance Minister Hel- mut Schmidt Tuesday to suc- ceed Chancellor Willy Brandt following Brandt's unexpected resignation. Brandt, GO, whose "Ostpolilik" policies for East-West detente won him (he Nobel Peace Prize during his 4te years in office, fell victim to a spy scandal on lop of state election setbacks for his socialist party. Caretaker Cabinet Foreign Minister Walter Scheel, Brandt's vice-chancellor and thc leader of the junior partner in the coalition govern- ment, look over thc caretaker cabinet left by Brandt. He will serve until Schmidt's election by the lower house of parlia- ment. Heinz Kuehn, deputy chair- man of the Social Democrats, told newsmen Brandt himself proposed Ihe 55-year-old finance minister as his successor. Schmidt was nominated by the party's presidium and a caucus of its members in parlia- ment was called for later Tues- day to approve the nomination. I Kuehn said Brandl, despite his retirement from the. govern- ment, would retain the chair- manship of the party. Brandt greeted at his party's 'parliamentary caucus by thunderous "applause and cheers. A bouquet of 50 red roses lay on his desk. The chancellor's resignation letter to President Gustav Hein- e m a n n Monday night said Brandt look "political responsi- ap- bilily for negligence" in poinling a spy for East Ger- many, Guenther Guillaume, to an important post in the chan- :ellcry. Stale Setbacks Political experts said Brandt also resigned because of the ecent setbacks in ions and opinion slate polls clec- thal come (axes. Glenn made public lis returns back to the early 1960s when he announced his candidacy, and Metzenbaum, vho made a fortune in airport larking lots, did so during the campaign after intense prod- ding by his opponent, who also became prosperous when ic left the space program. The District of Columbia rcf- rendum decided the talc of the home legislation to ass through congress in a cen ury. Washington has been a city un by congress and prcsiden- al appointees since shortly fter the Civil war and, while ic home rule charter now of- ercd its citizens would permit hem to elect local officials, ongrcss and the White House wild retain final control in a umber of key areas. showed support for his policies lad dropped, to about 30 per- :ent, down from 43 percent as late as last October. And one se- nior American official in Wash- ington said Brandt's customary vigor and enthusiasm had been replaced in recent months by a puzzling and alarming apathy. The political crisis caused by Brandt's resignation was consid- ered the worsl in West German history and was expected to :iave repercussions far oulslde Germany's boundaries, espe- cially among ils partners in the European Common Market. U. S. officials in Washington expressed the hope there would be no slipup in the succession of Schmidt, considered a friend of the U. S.' He volunteered lo challenge French Foreign Min- ister Michel Jobcrt on behalf of the U. S. government at the February conference of oil-con- suming nations, and in March lie said in an interview that (here would be no permanent split between the U. S. and Western Europe despite current Today's Index Comics Crossword Dally Record Deaths Killlnrinl Features l''nrm Finniicial Mnrlon Movies Society Sporls Slllll! Television Tape Gaps Explained; Due to Swerping IJV lliHTV IlOSCnlllill nml I ho In fm-n himiiwr r. ...21 ....28 22 17-20 ....21 .27-31 Harry WASHINGTON (AP) At last, an explanation for some of those "inaudible" and "un- intelligible" gaps in Ihe White House transcripts of Presidenl Nixon's Wiiicrgiilc conversa- tions. Swerping caused (hem. Swerping? According lo While House lawyer J. Fred swerping is the noise on Ihe lapn during Ihe lime il takes an automatic recorder lo slarl and get lo recording speed. The While House taping sys- tem wns nclualcc! by sound. The microphones picked up a noise a voice, n .slamming door, a clock licking loudly ami Ihe reds began lo him. Huzhnrdl is a lawyer, not an audio specialist, but he was one of the first and one of Ihe few lo listen lo the tapes. He offered his explanation in an interview with Wrs- tingliousc Broadcasting Co. "Probably Ihe most pre- dominant cause of "inaudible" or "unintelligible" is the voice adualor system on which Ihe system he said. "When there is a hesitation or interruption in speech, Hie gain (volume) control usually moves from Ihe lowest point of sensitivity lo Ihe highest point of scnsitivily." Slill wilh us? "At Ihe siimc lime the tape reels, which have slopped turning with the interruption, then accelerate and pick up lo playing speed. The combina- tion of thc gain control move- ment plus Ihe acceleration of Ihe lape through the recorder produces a swerping noise which normally obscures the first few syllables spoken after thc interruption of speech." Buzhardl also said there is a relationship between how deep the voice is and Ihe fidel- ity of the recording. The lower the voice, the more distortion. He said the Presidenl has a lower voice (ban John Dean and therefore Ihe former While House counsel comes through more clearly. Dean, he said, has a higher- differences. Mounting Pressure Brandt's shock resignation came after mounting pressure on thc government by the op- position Christian Democratic Union over the Guillaume af- fair, the biggest sensation since World war II in a country which is a major target for So- viet Bloc espionage. Guillaume, 47, Brandt's aide for party political affairs since 1972, was arrested April 24 wilh :iis wife, who was secretary of the Ilessc stale government's office in Bonn. :oiiu u. Miuutii uc i admitted being an I here arc about lKflsl and (Continued: Page3, Col. 7.) pitched, rather flat tone of speech. "The President has, rela- tively speaking, a more bass voice than docs Mr, added. "I guess Mr. (John N.) Mitchell has thc basscsl of Ihe voices in any of thc lapcs lhal were recorded and he is almost impossible lo hear on thc recordings." For Ihe record il. should be noted that portions claimed by White House transcribers lo be inaudible or unintelligible. In of them the President was speaking. There is no count yet on hoiv many were caused by swerping. Totlntfs Chuckle The cosl of living may he high hut it's still a bargain, cwrinni