Cedar Rapids Gazette, May 9, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

May 09, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 9, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather-. Sllowt'rs ilirougli Krl- 'lay. High Friday, mid Gils. tonight', mid- 40. Diminishing winds. VOLUMIO W CITY FINAL 10 CENTS CKDAK HAP1US, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 0, I'M ASSOCIATED PRESS, DPI, NEW YORK TIMES TALK OF NIXON EXIT Food Holds Down Cost Index Rise WASHINGTON (AP) _ Shar declines in farm and food price slowed the rise in wholcsal prices in April to its slowes rate in six months, the govern mcnt reported Thursday. The labor department said wholesale prices increased .7 percent seasonally adjusted and .5 percent unadjusted. The increase was still high b normal standards but consider ably below increases recorde since November. April's rise compared with ac justed increases of 1.3 percen in March, 1.2 percent in Febru ary and 3.1 percent in January. Despite the slowdown in farm and food prices, there was n hint that the inflationary surg was abating. Jump 2.3 Percent Industrial prices, regarded a one of the surest barometers o inflation, jumped an adjustec 2.3 percent in April. In Marc industrial prices climbed 2.' percent. The rise in industrial price reflected in part the dropping o price controls over various in dust'ries. Farm products, processei foods and feeds declined for the second consecutive month, drop ping an adjusted 3 percent ant an unadjusted3.7 percent.. Wholesale prices nave risen 18.8 percent, over :the past year. Changes in wholesale prices usually arc reflected later at the retail level. April's increase lifted the gqv crnment's wholesale pricing index to 155.3, meaning that i cost to buy the same vol ume of wholesale goods tha purchased in 1967. Over the last three months, wholesale prices have increaset at an adjusted annual rate o 13.5 percent. Over the last year industrial commodity prices have risen 20.7 percent while farm and food prices advancet 14.7 percent. Korean Reds Fire on Yanks SEOUL (AP) Communis North Korean gunners fired on two American helicopter, across the demilitarized zoni Thursday for the first time since 1969, the army said. A U. S. spokesman said no crewmen were injured. South Korean defense ministry of- ficials said one helicopter had to make an emergency landing after it was hit by anti-aircraft fire. Unconfirmed reports said South Korean civilian in a vil- lage south of the DMZ was wounded by shell fragments. The American spokesman said the helicopters an obser- vation chopper and a Cobra gunship were on routine oper- ational missions on the South Korean side of the DMZ. American troops turned ali ground patrol duties along the DMZ over lo South Korean forces in 1971. About U. S. troops are stationed in South Korea. Spanish Police, Students Battle MADRID (AP) Police rout- ed thousands of jstudenls from Madrid university Thursday, university sources said. Witnes- ses reported clashes and an un- specified number of arrests. The students were holding un- meetings as part of n "Day of Fighting." Sources said the coup in Portugal was dis- cussed and the students shouted, "l-ong Live Portugal's Chuckle About Ihc only thing movies Iciivo to the imagination now lldliys IS Ihc plot. ConvrlgM iazcllc Leased Wires WASHINGTON House Re- luhlican Leader Rhodes said 'hursday the resignation by Nixon would probably ie beneficial to the G.O.P. "I feel if the President comes o the conclusion he can no onger be effective as President, e will do something about Ihodes said. "If he should re- jgn I would accept it." The Arizona Republican tressed however "I'm not re- ommending" resignation. Anderson Call Another member of the house Republican leadership, Rep. An- erson of Illinois, said Thursday t would be best for the country f Nixon resigned and predicted Ascension Day at Mt0 Mercy Photo by John Mclvor The once-postponed hot Mercy" "college took'place but the flight was one. The balloon was launched about 8 a.m., and landed a short time later at Kennedy high school. The ascension, which college officials be- lieve to be the first in the history of the city, had been scheduled for Tuesday morning but was postponed because of weather con- ditions. Thursday was cloudy, but.'it Was dry and the wind was light. The balloon belongs to and was flown by John Kenney of Iowa City, a Mt. Mercy junior. Sacred Heart convent and chapel are, in the background, and Regina hall is at the right. Trudeau Out, Prepare For Canadian Election OTTAWA (AP) Canada's jplitical parties began .prepar- ng Thursday for a general elec- ;ion in July following the over- grow of Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau's Liberal gov- ernment. Inflation was certain :o be the major campaign issue. By a 137-123 vote, the house of commons late Wednesday adopted a motion ot no con- idence in Trudeau's minority (Plwto on Picture Page) Pierre Elliott Trudeau [overnment. He called on Gov.- Gen. Jules Leger Thursday to ask him tc dissolve the lower louse and call an election. The election is scheduled for uly 8. Meanwhile, Trudeau and ie Liberal cabinet continue hi ffice as a caretaker govern- nent. Trudeau, 54, said in a telecast tier his defeat that he wel- omed the electoral fight but onsidered the interruption of arliament while the country a c e d inflationary problems unfortunate and unnecessary." He was brought down by the 'Jew Democratic Party, Cana a's third largest political fac- on, whose support had kept im in office since the Liberal lajority in commons was re- uced to a minority by the 1972 lection. After siding with (he govern- ment on 19 previous no-con- dcnce motions, the 31 New cmocrats joined the 106 Con- ervativcs to bring down the overnment with a motion con- emning the budget submitted londay. With one Liberal ab- cnl, Trudeau mustered 108 oles from his party and IS the Social Credit Parly. The decisive vole came on a cw Democratic amendment lo Conservative motion of no onfidence charging'the budget illed to provide effective remc- cs for the 10 percent inflation nnntln is suffering. The nmcndmcnt charged Hint ic budget fulled lo provide help pensioners nnd others on xed Income, failed to deal will) ic housing crisis nnd did until- ig iihoiil the "glaring incqunll- cs of the Itix system." The Liberals have been in power since 1963. But not until the dynamic, charismatic Tru- deau succeeded the late Lester Pearson as party chief and prime minister in 1968 did they win a majority in commons. Four years later inflation and unemployment were increasing, the charisma was much dimin- ished, and the Liberal majority was reduced to a three-seat edge over the Conservatives, with- the New Democrats hold- ing the balance of power. Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield predicted the coming election would sweep his party into power. "I feel we have an excellent chance of achieving a he'said. The leader of the New Demo- crats, David Lewis, said his parly's campaign machinery is 'rolling already everything is moving along well." Henry Talks To Faisal of Aid, Truce RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) of State Kissinger flew to Saudi Arabia Thursday to talk to King Faisal about American technical aid for the Economic development of the desert kingdom and to seek the monarch's support of his drive for a disengagement agreement between Syria and Israel. In an unusually warm wel- coming statement, Foreign Min- ister Omar Saquaf said the Saudi people "cherish nothing but amity and friendliness for the people of the United States." But he added that the American people should know that the Saudis are a religious Moslem people who "will not be sway- ed." Brief Sadat After seeing Faisal, Kissinger planned lo fly to Cairo to brief President Sadat on the progress of his negotiations with Syria and Israel. Meanwhile, both Americans and Israelis reported some pro- jress in Kissinger's talks with Ihc Syrians and Israelis. It was the first lime Israeli sources reported progress in the (Continued: Page 3, Col. a.) Kelley Not Backing Saxbe View on Pat (UPI) FBI Kelley. said the pursuit of the Director Clarence Kelley said Thursday 'that it had not been proved to him that Patricia Hearst was la voluntary partici- pant in a San Francisco bank robbery. At a news conference, Kelley declined to endorse views of Attorney General William Sax- be, ostensibly his boss, on the case. Kelley was asked if he shared Saxbe's recently-express- ed opinion that Miss Hearst is "common criminal." "It has not as yet been proved to me and the FBI that she is a voluntary Kelley ;aid. He indicated support of an- ither controversial Saxbe as- sertion, made before any ques- ion was raised about Miss being a willing SLA nember, that, if law enforce- ment officers knew where she vas 'being held, they would be derelict in their duty if they lid not go in and get her. "If it is determined where she s in the future, we are going to ;o Kelley said. He said he could give assur- ance that any such move would ie well planned nnd that FBI igenls would "make every ef- ort not to hurt anyone." SLA has been unusually diffi- cult because the members were dedicated revolutionaries who he said were getting help from the outside and were thus able to remain in deep hiding. Nip Committee Reform Action WASHINGTON U P I) House Democrats refused Thursday lo accept a proposed reform of the congressional committee system. They voted instead for further study, which some interpreted as killing the plan. The Democrats voted 111 to 95 in a closed party caucus to send the resolution to a reform com- mittee created three years ago. The proposal called for reas- signing jurisdiction of several key committees, abolishing :wo longtime standing commit- :ces, and splitting another in :wo. Proponents said it would iielp offset low public esteem of Rhodes Sees It As Party Boost :s staff and lawyers for the 'resident. Committee Chairman Rodino D-N.J.) promised that the 38- m 'c m b e r committee would meets its "high constitutional esponsibility in weighing a mass of evidence on whether "iixon was involved in the Wa- crgatc affair and its cover-up. Older Topics Rodino also promised that in- quiries would continue into five 'ther topics "until each area las been thoroughly examined." He said that, starting next Tuesday, the committee would meet day three days a week. Rodino said a brief report "on each day's proceedings would >e released daily. Expert on Cussing Deplores Deletions MILWAUKEE (AP) Dr. Rcinhold' Aman lakes a dif- ferent view of the Watergate transcripts than the pastors and politicians who have cri- ticized President Nixon for the salty language used in the While House. just cat it said Aman, a professor of medi- eval German literature and an expert, on swearing who can Rive 'cm hell, damn and he said. "I don't encour- age my children or students or friends to swear. I per- sonally swear because there are so many things (hat bug me. That's why everyone swears, and almost everyone docs." Far iTom being shocked at Ihc language in the tran- scripts, Aman finds it lacking in the very words he's inter- ested in. "Most of Ihc lime they are thousands of oilier expletives omitted, although you cnn in SO languages. s o m climes predict what Aman, who tenches at the should be he said. University of Wisconsin-Mil- "I've been sort of trying lo fill waiikcc, sees swearing as a in what it can be. nccessnry menus of letting off "I wish I could get fill the steam in almost every Inn- expletives. That would be like gunge. winning a lottery or some- "I don1! advocate swear- Iliing." Aman, 38, has plenty of ex- perience in dealing with non- deleted expletives. He has published several scholarly works on profanity patterns throughout the world and compiled dictionaries of cuss words lo help explain the background and meaning of curses. "Swearing is a means of let- ting off sleam, to keep from getting ulcers and from keeping frustrations bottled up said Aman. "It should be used proper- he cautioned, adding lhat most people don't appreciate the finer points of cursing. Me said the unsophisticated ciirscr aims Insults at a foe's physical characteristics he President will be impeached f he does not step down voiun- arily. Anderson said he and other house and senate Republican eaders have considered going to Nixon and asking him to re sign. But, Anderson said, they have decided to wait until after a house vote for impeachment since Nixon has continued to express adamant opposition to resigning. No Snub Rhodes made his remarks at a breakfast meeting with re- porters, just hours before the h o'u s e judiciary committee opened .its historic hearing of evidence on Nixon's possible. oeachment. He explained that the sessio was a long standing commi ment and should not be terpreted as a snub to Nixo who had summoned leaders to the White House fi briefing on the economy. Rhode missed that meeting. Rhodes was asked: "Would resignation help the Republica party this He replied: "A resignalio would probably be beneficia jut I'm not recommending it." Rhodes said that he now es .imates the vote in the house i 51 percent to 49 percent agains mpeachment but said chance of impeachment had increaset since release of the Watergate ranscripts. "Devastating" He described the contents o] he transcripts as "certainly de but said that he hat a completely open mind on the question of impeachment. Rhodes was asked whether Republican leaders were con- :idering approaching Nixon to irge him to resign. "I know ol no definite plan at this ie said. "But if the President ihould be impeached, he shoulc lave resignation very high on lis list to think about." Asked if he thought Nixon lould govern effectively Rhodes was quoted as saying: "At the present moment I hink he can, but the present sil- lation is volatile." Any further erosion of support (D-Mo chair or hc said' m'Bht force (Ll-mu.J, Uldir- -innninal man of a special panel that rc Cites Newspapers Rhodes was quoted as saying several limes that Nixon's posi- tion should be reassessed in view of editorial calls this week for his resignation or impeach- ment by the Chicago Tribune, the Omaha World-Herald and William Randolph Hearst, jr., editor-in-chief of Ihe Hearst Newspapers. The White House sharply dc- iiicd Wednesday that Nixon was jiving any thought to rcsigna- ion and Ken Clawson, commu- lications chief, said Thursday hc President would not quit )vcn if Hell freezes over no natter what." Closed Sessions T h c judiciary committee opened its hearing of evidence Thursday and almost immedi- ately voted to receive the com- ilex and controversial data in closed session. The committee met in public session for only 25 minutes be- 'ore voting 31-li to move Into ex- ecutive session joined only by made the streamlining proposal, said Thursday's vole "badly wounds" the plan. rather than gauging his cul- tural and educational back- ground before using Ihc ver- bal rapier. Only a low-brow swearer relics on ethnic slurs. Aman said. Americans are among the least refined cussers, largely because their profane vocabu- lary is 25 or fewer words, he said. Among his favorite curses are Yiddish's "May all your teeth but one fall out so you can get a the rhymed insults of the Turks and Ihc singing exchanges be- tween Eskiinocs. "Tell me what swear words you use and I will tell you who Rep. Hutchinsou of Michi- gan, ranking Republican on the committee used the oc- casion lo define his own view of an impeachable offense, (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.) Rebozo Again Quizzed by Senate Panel WASHINGTON (APj-Charles Nix- on's close personal friend, made a .surprise appearance Thurs- day before the Senate Water- gate The committee had Been ex- pected to consider only a rough draft of its final report. He- bozo's unexpected appearance was officially unexplained. Sources close to the commit- tee said, however, Rebozo prob- ably would be questioned about conflicts between his previous sworn testimony and that of Herbert Kalmbach, formerly the President's personal attor- ney. In at least two other appear- ances, Rebozo has told the com- mittee he received in 1100 bills from a representative if billionaire Howard Hughes in 969 and 1970. Used for Loans? He said the money was in- ended as a contribution to 'resident Nixon's re-election ampaign but was kept in a ault untouched and was re- urned intact to Hughes last ear. According to informed sour- es, Kalmbach has testified lhat .ebozo told him that he used art of the money to make gifts r loans to the President's two rothers; to Rose Mary Woods, Tixon's personal secretary; and o others. A source close to the com- nittee said members were con- dering a section of the draft 'hich deals specifically with .ebozo. "It's Hie Rebozo he aid. "And it contains a history efforts to petition and sub- plus a section on the iw of contempt of congress, hich I gather deals with pcr- ury." Mitchell The committee's staff report Iso contains a conclusion that vidcncc exists to support the icw that former Attorney cneral Mitchell approved the an that led to the Watergate reakin. That and other conclusions (Continued: Page 3, Col. C.) Today's Index Comics Crossword ..................39 )aily Record................3 )cnllis ......................3 Features.......... 8 'arm ......................38 'Inanclul ..................10 Inrion .....................20 lovlcs .....................22 oclcly ..................32-37 ports ...................25-30 late H 'clevislon ..................31 Vnnl ;