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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 10, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                 Weather-  4 :  I o u d y vv i I Ii a chance of rain loni^tii. Occasional rain on Sat* unlay. Low tonight near 50. High Saturday in 60s.  VOLUMK 92 NUMMER 121  ®lfttf Calor IWmljJ  CITY  FINAL  IO CENTS  CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, FRIDAY, MAY IO, 1074  ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES  $10.3-6ILU0N HOUSING BOOST  Senator Schweiker Asks Nixon Resign  WASHINGTON (AP) - Senator Milton Young (R-N.Y.) said President Nixon should consider bowing out temporarily while impeachment proceedings are under way. He said Nixon could resume office if found innocent.  WASHINGTON (AP) - Senator Richard Schweiker of Pennsylvania added his name Friday to a growing list of Republicans urging President Nixon to resign.  In a letter addressed to the President, Schweiker said Nixon should step down because the Watergate transcripts released by the White House last week “reveal a total disregard for the moral and ethical values upon which this nation was built.”  “I am compelled to speak out,” Schweiker said. “I cannot remain silent in the face of the now obvious moral corrosion destroying the presidency.” Appearing on NBC’s “Today” show, White House counselor Dean Burch said Friday, “I don't think the President has any intention of resigning. I have no reason for believing the President is considering resigning.”  Feels Obligated  Burch said Nixon feels he has not committed any impeachable offense and feels obligated to complete his term. Burch predicted Nixon would give that answer to any delegation that might come to the White House to seek his resignation.  “It seems to me the President of the United States is entitled to due process,” Burch added.  Schweiker, who has often split with Nixon on issues, said he would not prejudge the President on issues relating to impeachment. But he said the transcripts “will inevitably destroy your capacity to lead our nation effectively for the remainder of your term.”  “I am convinced you can best, serve your country and the presidency by resigning now'. “Sch-I weiker said.  Third Republican  He is the third Republican senator to call for Nixon’s resignation. The others were Edward Brooke of Massachusetts and James L. Buckley of New York.  One top Republican, former New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller. said Thursday that, although Nixon should not resign,  talk that Nixon would resign if the house votes to impeach him.  Almost nobody in the house, in private conversation, now believes impeachment is not a foregone conclusion, said Rep. Charles Wilson (D-Texas).  * * *  Schweiker told a news conference he decided Thursday night to speak out because of “the ultimate sense of responsibility in my role as senator.”  He said if he had based his decision solely on political factors “I would have played it safe. I would have kept silent.” But Schweiker said he fears “a moral decay has begun in our government which will cause us to lose our young people for a generation to come unless we stop it.”  He insisted his statement in no way compromised his potential as a judge in an impeachment trial.  “I made a moral judgment based on my own strong convictions,” he said.  “Has Become Realty”  Until the transcripts came out, Schweiker said, he didn’t believe the President would resign under any conditions.  “The possibility of resignation has become a reality by the sequence of events he has started,” the senator added.  “Tile thing that is unknown is the President’s sensitivity to this thing.’’ He said that, based on the transcripts, “there seems to be lack of sensitivity here.” Schweiker was accompanied to the news conference by his wife, who said in response to a question that she and their five children discussed the decision Thursday night and “we all agree he made the right decision.”  She referred to the “agony” of the decision and said “none of us got any sleep last night.”  See Kissinger Taking Pause In Peace Bid  Hints Nixon Knew About Liddy's Plan  WASHINGTON (UPI) - On the opening day of its impeachment hearings, the house judiciary committee has been told that President Nixon may have been more intimately involved in Watergate than he has ever acknowledged.  The implication Nixon had at least general knowledge of the plan for espionage against the Democrats came behind closed  (Photo on Picture Page)  doors from John M. Doar, the committee’s chief impeachment counsel.  Methodically — in a session characterized later by Rep.  Hamilton Fish, jr., (R-N.Y.) as “sober”—Doar read from a thick looseleaf notebook called “Book I”.  He presented evidence for two and a half hours to the first congressional hearing in 106 years into the possible impeachment of a President. The hearing will resume Tuesday. Sessions are planned for three days a week.  Before Breakin  Doar focused attention on events in the Oval Office before the June 17, 1972, breakin.  On March 30, 1972, Jeb Stuart Magruder, then running the Committee to Re-elect the President, met with John N. Mitchell at Key Biscayne, Fla.  Magruder testified later that Mitchell at that meeting approved a modified version of G.  Gordon Liddy’s “intelligence-gathering plan.”  Magruder then met with H. R.  Haldeman, White House* chief of staff, on his return to Washington.  On April 4, Nixon met first with Haldeman, then with Mit-j j choil, then again with Haldeman.  Three congressmen said Doar WASHINGTON (AP) — The Rep. Jack Brooks (D-lexas     M   indicated Nixon may have been final draft of a house report chairman of the subcommittee with respect to any improper th*’ ^P 0 ^ 1 sa y s  5 0U,d hav *j  b ^' n  ments on a $30,000 mortgage told of the Liddy plan—but not j concluding $17.1 million in fed-‘that drafted the report, general-expenditures of federal funds.”  ser ' e ^  v a  * 0,    01  *    ^    over 30 years by just over $15.90  of plans for the actual breakin  era j f un( j s  h as  been spent in ly softening the tone but not the The joint congressional com-j^^JL!?^.,    m.    per month.  —UPI Telephoto  Mrs. Richard Nixon chats with John Rhodes (Ariz.), house Republican leader, at a reception in her honor given by the Capitol Hill Club Thursday. Earlier in the day, Rhodes said the President's resignation would probably be beneficial to the G.O.P.  May Ask Nixon Repay Homes Fund  President In Bid To Stem Sag  WASHINGTON (AP) - President Nixon announced Friday that he is pumping in an additional $10.3 billion to bolster the sagging housing market.  He said the money will be used to subsidize interest rates on conventional government-insured mortgages and to provide additional cash for savings and loan institutions.  The President said the money supplied the savings and loans institutions would be provided by the treasury under its standby loan authority.  The savings and loans are the biggest contributors to the housing mortgage market. They have been plagued by declining money to lend as investors seek more lucrative investments with interest rates soaring.  Nixon said the money the government is committing should help finance more than 200,000 additional homes.  Steady Decline  The housing industry has been in a steady decline since 1973, with starts of 318.000 for the first three months of this year compared to 488,000 for the same period last year.  The President’s action expands a program initiated last January when the department of housing and urban development committed more than $6 billion to mortgage subsidies in  !  an effort to spur construction of 200,000 homes.  The money was applied to | Veterans Administration and Federal Housing Administration mortgages to cut the interest homeowners pay from the current FHA-VA maximum of 8'a  .    percent    to    7%    percent. The el  'take other appropriate actionary Biscayne, whose '“"fHfeet is to trim the monthly pay-  I — at that time.  “Got To Get Tape”  CAIRO (AP) — Secretary of  Nixon ha s always insisted he!be taken to recover any “im-State Kissinger may return to had no prior knowledge of the proper expenditures.”  connection with President Nix-I on’s homes says action should  gagement proposals for a week or two, members of Kissinger’s staff indicate.  One senior American official  conclusions.  Copies sent to committee members were numbered to prevent leaks. However, the Associated Press was permitted to take extensive notes from a copy.  Imittee on internal revenue taxa-  Congress has imposed few re-.  The administration commit-  lion estimated $92,298 of federal I  Slra ' nlS  °"  SCCUn ' y  'Pelted $3 3 billion io .he subsidy  spending improved the homes* and that Nixon should pay taxes on it.  The final draft still has the previously disclosed findings  (Continued: Page 3, Col. 5.)  Washington soon and let the breakin.    ~    I    The    report    also recommends  Syrian and Israeli governments! The committee may now sub-that security spending in the fu-think about their rival disen- noena the ADril 4 taoe — one Jure be limited to only one of a  E V has Aready guested. Resident’s private homes  The White House said Tuesday White House Press Sea    .  that it would give the committee Ronald Ziegler strongly at-1 at San Clemente, $8 million at Quests and that some of it was no more Watergate evidence !tacked the $17.1 million figure,!Key Biscayne and $176,000 at ( P a *d for items personal Nixon  P.    .    -    ;___i..    „n      i    i'_____»____,    I    alro/iHv    hnH    nrnrnrpH  The draft report says the $17.1 that some of the spending was White House Press Secretary million includes $9 million spent “for in excess’ of security re  program this time and raised the percentage home buyers would pay to 8 percent. The difference between the FHA-VA maximum and the subsidized rate works out to $15.90 on a $30,000 mortgage extending over  Fine: Ford  Myears   He, Nixon Get Along  said the negotiations to separate f ee |j n g the panel has “the full saying it includes  all  communications and  the process of impeachment the warring armies on the  s tory.” should go onward. He said res-|Golan Heights are “barely in “We’ve got to get that tape.”  costs and not  J ust work on ,hc  ignation would leave too many the starting block.” and so far  sai( j  one     after    hearing    homes at Key Biscayne and San  unanswered questions and cir- the odds are less than 50-50 that [>o ar     Clemente.  Kissinger will be able to work “it \vould determine whether out an agreement for a pullback President was involved, it of the Israeli fcrees  security, !  the Grand Cay retreat in the  a, des already had procured, personnel Bahamas  Personnel Assigned  cumvcnt the Constitution Expressing “sorrow and dismay” over the transcripts, Rockefeller told a news conference in Kansas City that “it is in the national interest to get this situation resolved promptly.”  “In the crisis of Watergate there can be only one real answer—and that is to let the constitutional processes go forward,” he said.”  Newspaper Calls  Rockefeller, in Kansas City for a G.O.P. fund-raising dinner, added that “our Constitution guarantees that every American has the right to a fair  Although Israel is willing to give up all the Syrian land she captured in the October war, she has offered only a token withdrawal from the Golan Heights territory seized in the 1967 war.  Haldeman had conversations  Second Injection  BUFFALO, N Y. (AP) — * The second new injection was  “It appears that at times non- Vice-president Ford said Fri- $3 billion to allow the Federal  government personnel v,dually day that the rapport between (Continued: Pue 3, Col 6 )  took over direction of the gov- him and President Nixon is “as J _*  It says $7 6 million was for eminent work at San Cle- good as always and that has “Honest Reoort”    military    and federal personnel  men te.” the draft says.    been excellent.”  assigned to the homes. $5 6 mil-    K-dmhnch Penult*    Ford    spoke    at    a    news    confer-  “An honest report would show lion for communications, $2.2    ■     F     ; encc a f^ er  flying here from  a $389 fireplace ex- Washington, where he met pri-  and $4,815 in surveys  va tely with Nixon earlier in the Gordon Liddy was found guilty secured at the direction of ^ay     1    h  •  would reflec on presi en la  out  ^ j  m j|ij on  niillion for administrative sup- It says awareness, said another.    referred to, only approximately    port    and $1.7 million for protec- haust fan,  Said a third:    In my opinion,  $2 05.482 was spent on the Pres- tion.    were    secu  Liddy Convicted; Contempt Case  WASHINGTON (Al  G.  under Herbert Kalm-  . .ident’s homes,” Ziegler said The draft report does not a1-people with the people who w ere P^* I Thursday night, ting together the intelligence- j The report is to be considered  gathering operation, and then ky house government opera-Jimate how much of the $17.11 the government  Th« Svrimc win! miirh mnwl^    ^ to talk    jtions  COmm ittee on Tuesday.  '•- * *    *    ■    —«-* I ,be  I >r <side n t. then there must i j {    re po r todly had broad sup-'the properties.    penditures.” the report says,  per*    of committee Republicans' It simply recommends that    are a $13,500 heating system at  at a    caucus Thursday. They had “appropriate government agen-    San Clemente and a more than  won    some 150 changes from, des should seek restitution or    $40,000 aluminum spike fence at  (Continued: Page 3, Col 7.)  as a first step toward completely,  an  inference (hat the Presi-Israeli withdrawal from the dent had prior knowledge.” heights. But the Israelis have | given no indication of a retreat from their often-repeated stand that they will never return all; of the plateau from which the Syrians shelled northern Israel trial—and that includes the J at will.  President of the United States.” j One Israeli official displayed| Tom I* ruehlins Calls for Nixon’s resignation optimism Friday, however, came from the Chicago Tribune. Deputy Premier Yigal Alton (he Omaha World-Herald, and told newsmen in Tel Aviv that  the Americans had informed the Israeli government “that there has been a move of the Syrian side  on two counts of contempt of  levo un specific imnroDcr ex- bach the President s private  In answcr lo  » d ucstion aboul  congress Friday despite a plea u-. L    u . I trio I resident s pm ate  lus  relations with the President, (hat -his lips were sealed"  penditures and does not el-lawyer, and paid for later bv ,    ■.    „    ...    *    „    \    ,   r     -    inn    against telling what he knew  • ii* I .I I c<    i    [ ,,    i    nun    u.    un,    uwvivuauiv un wa iv i about the White House plumb-  million enhances the value of; Examples of excessive e*-    par/to the role thal ers.  tho nrnrw^rfipc    irw»nnittiroc    th*» r^nnrt hrvk I_ .     r .  I have played “He indicated I was working too hard.”  U.S. District Judge John Pratt that perhaps jgave Liddy a suspended sentence of six months on each  Amana Incorporation a Possibility  the Kansas City Star Co., publisher of the afternoon Star and morning Times. The Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Ixis Ange-| principle les Times called for impeachment. All the newspapers had supported Nixon in the past.  “There is no question that the President’s position is continuing to deteriorate,” said a senior Republican senator. Another reported increasing cloakroom  on  and now more than in the past they are ready for disengagement.”  Secretary of State Kissinger I had three hours of “extensive j and detailed" talks with Egyptian President Sadat Friday, then flew to Israel and met with Prime Minister Golda Meir for an hour and fifteen minutes. , Meanwhile Israeli planes at* Todays €huch I tacked guerilla sanctuaries in-j lf George Washington never side Lebanon Friday. Syrian! told a lie, what is his picture jets raided Israeli positions on doing on a dollar that s worth the Golan heights, and tank and only 43cents?    copyright artillery duels erupted along the!  40 mile front  AMANA- Though admitting it is a “last resort” measure. Amana Society Secretary Don Slump says there is c o n s i d e r a b I e discussion among residents and business officials about incorporating the seven Amana villages into one city This idea comes amid a wave of what Slump terms “excessive unjustified criticism from uninformed or misinformed friends” in rural Iowa county concerning the amount of road fund money allocated by the hoard of supervisors to the colonies Shoup said he and others in the Amanas have heard much talk that the county gives a disproportionate share of sec  ondary road funds to the villages  (letting Feedback  ' We’re sure the supervisors are getting feedback on this,” Shoup continued. “And if they decide to restrict the funds, we ll have to do something. One choice would be to incorporate. Anyway, we’re not discount mg it . ”  Criticism of the road funding is unwarranted, Shoup feels lf anything, he says, the colonies should be getting more money, not less With its 25.000 acres of farm land, the society contributes 25 percent of the county’s rural portion of tho property tax.  County Economy  In addition, the many busin esses — such as the area's  largest. Amana Refrigeration, and the numerous tourist-oriental shops and restaurants — contribute a sizable share to the county’s treasury.  ‘Theres no doubt," comments Shoup, “that Amana has the largest amount of businesses in Iowa county. There are about 40 now.”  On the other hand, Shoup points out about five percent of the county's secondary road funds are spent for maintenance of Amana roads and streets.  This is despite the fact that Iowa county receives annually an additional $25,000 from the state, due to legislation several years ago to recognize the tourist value of the colonies.  Saddle Residents  the incorporation. Shoup  admits, would saddle residents of the seven villages with extra taxes, since the county and the Amana Society now provide many services which the citizens would have to absorb  Ford, who told an Illinois au-icount and put him on one year’s dienee Thursday that Water-j probation, gate has caused “an erosion of, The judge noted that Liddy is confidence in our federal gov-already serving a heavy sen-ernment that I believe has fence in connection with his Wa-reached    crisis    proportions,” tergate conviction and another  said Nixon mentioned that the contempt conviction.  Vice-president had been traveling quite a bit.  Pratt found laddy guilty Friday in connection with his refus-  Hid Ford said, “I know of no! a l to testify before the house m-at the moment where I telligence subcommittee last  areas  there is any sharp disagreement 1  July between the President and me. I He pointed, for instance, to | “If there is, I shall continue  to be candid and frank as always. I will speak my piece.”  law enforcement, street lighting and utilities as areas which would have to be picked up by city property taxes.  He added, however, it is possible that as a city, road and street conditions would probably bt* upgraded, although he did say the roads now “are not in bad shape.”  In any case, Shoup hopes the switch to a municipality for the 1,200 residents of the villages will not come to pass.  “We don't want it,” he says, “but if the need arises, we’ll have no choice ”  dent covered many topics in |their one-hour meeting, which! |caused Ford to delay his trip! to Buffalo.  He said he and Nixon stressed j foreign policy matters, some; problems before congress and; the impeachment proceedings *   !  in the house  Ford was in Buffalo to attend * j a meeting of the Building 1  j Trades Council and a lund-l raising reception for Rep. 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