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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 13, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Truck Strike is Spotty; No Effect Seen inC.R. While many Iowa imfopen'lcnt Truck-slop spokesmen in L LWN wi f t> HOW Rain is expected Monday night (n and around the Great Lakes. Mostly fair weather is expected elsewhere. The Weather Hitjh temperatures Sunday, low temp- eratures overniaht and Inches ol pre- cipitation: Anchorage 47 34 L. Angeles 67 60 Atlanta ...7B52 Miami ...8774 Bismarck IB 38.14 Min'auolls 5! 3! .OS Chicago 55 39 N. Orleans 8558 Denver ...8549 New York 7251 .53 Duliilh ....4930 Phoenix ..10165 Honolulu ..8573 Seattle .5641 .05 Houston ...8570 Washlnstn 71521.37 C. R. Weather High Sunday .................60 Low overnight ...............44 Noon Monday ................46 2 p.m. Monday...............47 ......0.74 Precipitation Total for May ..............2.83 Normal for May ..........3.59 Normal through May......11.40 Total for 1974 ..............13.85 rising .........29.73 Humidity at noon 90% Wind direction and velocity at Gazette weather station at 2 p.m. ESE at 21 mph. Sun rises Tuesday, sua sets, Year Ago Today High, 64 low, 42; rainfall, .02. Traveler's Forecast Tuesday Weather, Hi-L Bismarck.......Cloudy 50-3 Chicago..........Shwrs 71-5 Cincinnati .......PtCldy 76-5 Cleveland .......PtCldy 71-5 Des Moines.......Shwrs 67-4 Detroit'...........Shwrs 69-5 Indianapolis ----Tshwrs'83-6 Kansas City .Tshwrs 72-4 Milwaukee ......Tshwrs 64-4 Mpls.-St. Paul ....Shwrs 62-4 and power lines at Thirty-fiftl street anil C avenue NE. p.m. Saturday. Downei tree to power lines at 101 Fifth street NW.' p.m. Sunday. Dnknowi to rubbish in garage at 37 Seventeenth street SE. p.m. Sunday. Stand-b. for downed lines at 1231 Fifti street NW. a.m. Monday. Trippe alarm at 717 Sixteenth strce NE. a.m. Monday. Fault ballast at 4601 Sherman strce NE. Omaha Shwrs 63-4 St. Louis PtCldy 77-5 Sioux Falls Shwrs 57-4i Degree Days Saturday Sunday Total to date Through May 12, 1973 Percent of normal year .100.31 Total normal year Mississippi Stages (Flood stages in brackets) LaCrosse (12) 7.1, [all .1 Lansing (18) 8.9, no change Dam 9 (18) 7.3, rise .1 McGregor (18) 9.5, rise .1 Guttenberg (15) 8.1, rise .1 Dubuque (17) 10.4. fa 11 .4 Davenport (15) 9.6, rise .1 Keokuk (16) 9.3, no change Cedar at C.R. (13) 5.12, rise .09 Coralville Lake Pool level Monday 671.90 Births St. Luke's May 11 Mr. and Mrs Curtis Hcartlcy, 1016 Bowlei street, Hiawatha, a son.. May 12 To the families o 1'hilip Evans, 1715 Miami drive NE, a daughter; Galen Mollcn- haucr, Walker a daughter Lfirny Wittman, 700 Thirty- fifth street, Marion, a daughter Mark Sncll, 2143 C street SW a son; Stanley Bnrrichter Monticcllo, a son; Uobcrl Melsh, Fairfax, a son. Births Mercy May 11 Mr. and Mrs Larry McCalley, 2715 Worlh- ington drive SW, a daughter May 12 To the families ol Donald Lcrch. 3000 .1 street SW, a son; Walter Szyszka, Norway, a son. Marriage Licenses Betty Taschncr and Diehard Nelson, Annette Graves and Robert Graves, all of Ccdat Rapids. Diane Pospisil and Bradford Henry, both of Min- neapolis. Linda Daringer, Ceciar Rapids, and William McCool. Marion. Debra Hanzclka, Cedar Rapids, and Michael DeVore, Des Moines. Susan Hofcr and Mark Remington, both of Marion. Petition for Bankruptcy Abel T. and Doris G. LOMII 2126 Eighteenth street SW. Both c i a i in e d debts of mid assets of with claimed as exempt. Ronnltl Clair and Lynn Rne Duke, 5311 Pine Grove drive NK. Until claimed rlebls of antl assets of with claimed as exempt. Fires Sfihifflay. mower fli-n nl 1613 R nvi'tiiir NK. p.m. Siiturdny. PlnmliHl carbitrrtor at 150-1 Second ave- nue SIC. p.m. Suliirday. Run flush nl. H nvemie mid Tenth si reef NW. p.m. Snlurdiiy. Dmvnril jinwor lines nl. Kills hiiiilovnrd and 11 avenue NW. ft p.m. Siiiiii'dn.v. Downed tree a.m. Monday. Short i: wiring in front ot 1221 Firs avenue West. Magistrate's Court Speeding Thomas Kelly 1175 Twenty-eighth street Marion; Joseph Carpenter, Cen. tral City; Neil Balingcr, Edge- wood; David Thies, Spring- ville; Darrell Aler, 215 Twenty first street NW; Carole Kennej 2050. Glass road NE; Mavi Johnson, 5028 Louisa street NE Rodney Schlotfelt, 32 Wilson avenue SW; Mary Grubbe, 292 Tama street SE; Wayne Grit fioen, 409 La Salle drive SW Guy Hopkins, 1053 Fifth ave nue SE; JoAnn Ockcnfels, 1009 Center Point road NE; Jame Stewart, 1063 Center strec NE; Raymond Kibler, 123f Lake avenue NE; each fined and costs. Joseph Lalley 807 Filth avenue SW; Duanc Pospisil, Lisbon; Harlan Bruce Toddville; Mark DeSotel, rout one, Marion; Carole Hilton 5657 Colorado drive SW; Dear Blanchard, 2448 Illinois stree SW; each fined 520 and costs. Damage to vehicle Harol Usher, Anamosa; fined ani costs. Driver's license Douglas Horn, 1961 Thirtietl street drive E; Gary Taylor 702 Fifth avenue SE; each finec and costs. Michael Hacker Fairfax; Robert Brown, 2221 Tenth avenue SW; Benn; Tapia, 526 Sixteenth street NE Rick Sccora, 2625 Fourth ave- nue, Marion; each fined and costs. Registration violation Larry Grower, 1201 Grande av- enue SE; fined and costs. Traffic signal violation Steve Huggins, 1408 B avenue NE; fined and costs. Roberi Fults, 5710 Briarwood strcel SW; fined and costs. Davic Sitter, 3920 Nancy Jane lane NE; Victor Lacy, 1502 D avenue NE; each fined and costs. Vehicle control violation Karen Funk, 1632 A avenue NE; fined and costs. Faulty equipment Victot Lacy, 1502 D avenue NE; fined and costs. Railroad signal violation Don Hamilton, 802 Fifteenth avenue SW; fined and costs. Striking fixtures adjacent to street Rose Kahlid, 1437 Highwood drive NW; fined and costs. Fighting Jerry Kraft, Vin- ton; fined and costs. Improper turn Richarc Bova, Ramada Inn; fined and costs. i Iowa Deaths Walking Rita Muffin Waller, 54. Wednesday al 10, SI. 3atrick's Catholic church. Ro- sary Monday and Tuesday at at Halverson's, Blairs- :own. Klgin Louis Klingman. 73. Tuesday at 2 at Methodist church. Muolclhalcr's. McGregor Joe Kluesner. i4. Tuesday al. at SI. Vlary's. Thornburg's. Ochvcin Mabel Arnold, 84. Tuesday at at Christ Jutted Presbyterian church. Grant's. Dennis Tupper, 22. Tuesday al. al Mclho- lisl church. Brant's. West Union Mrs. Rex uver, 73. Ruriihain-Wood's. Waukon M.vrl Sullivan, 68. Tuesday at at SI. Pa- riek's church. Rosary at 8 Vlonday at Martin's. Tamil Joseph S. V.-wroi-h, 8. Wednesday al HI, SI. Pa- rick's church. Rosary Tuesday III, Mason-Hiind.- Kcoln ihodebeck, Canyon City, Thursday al Pow- M's, where friemlM may call fler I p.m. Wednesday. Calnmr Mrs. Joseph Va- liiUn, 69. Wednesday at 2, Cal- iw Lutheran Hituvh. Friends nay call, alter 2 p.m. Tuesday f French's. _ Irmn M. Long, li. Wednesday al. 2, Powell's, vliorn friends may call after 7 i.m. Monday. Itflld I'lnlnr K, Marllu 54. Tuesday nt First Lutheran church. Pcffers- Hidverson. 1'rairtaburg George M Pranskunas, 86. Wednesday a St. Joseph's Catholic church. Rosary Tuesday at 8 Murdoch's, Central City, when friends may call after 2 p.m Tuesday. Ifs Tough Being a Nice Guy These Days The rewards for being a Good Samaritan can be bitter- sweet at best sometimes, James Moldenhauer, 3005 Bowling street SW, discovered Sunday night. Police said Moldenhauer picked up a- man in Dubuque, gave him a ride to Cedar Rapids and offered to let him stay in his home. When they arrived in Cedar Rapids, the man, identified as Richard Kyde, 18, of Miiwau- k e e, Wis., robbed Mol- denhauer at knife-point. He escaped with Moldenhauer's wallet, in cash, four credit cards, a diamond ring, and Moldenhauer's car. He drove back to Dubuque, police said, where he was ap- prehended by. Dubuque auth- orities. Kyde was being held in the Dubuque city jail Monday pending transfer to Cedar Rapids on charges of robbery and larceny of a motor vehic- le. Magisfrate Courf Parole is Revoked; Meyer to County Jail Probation for Kevin Meyer 2740 Worthington drive SW, was revoked Friday in magistrate's court and he was sentenced to 30 days in the county jail. He pled guilty Nov. 13 to a charge of possession of a controller, substance and was given a sus jended jail sentence. He was charged with having narijuana in his possession Oct. 28. truck drivers appeared lo be taking a wait-and-see stand on Ihe t h r a loner) truckers strike, at least one group has voted in favor of it. The strike appeared to be having no effect in Cedar Itapids. A spokesman for Tuhbs Transport service station, 251'J Sixteenth avenue SW, asked il there was any difference in nor- mal traffic, said, "Not a thing'" Kyle Mills, owner of Kyle Mills Bus and Truck service, 60 Seventh avenue SW, agreed. "Apparently there's not too he said. "We haven't heard much of anything. Even the two-way radios have been pretty quiet." A group of independent and company truck drivers in the Burlington area voted Sunday night to go on strike. The na lionwide shutdown was lo begin at a.m. Monday. Orin Amus, a spokesman for (he Burlington group, said 3G of the 41 drivers at the meeting voted in support of the strike, which is backed by Michael Parhurst, editor of Overdrive Magazine. Amus said the igroup wants a rollback of fuel prices and a permanent placed on Ihe prices and higher speed limits. He said another meeting would be held Tuesday to de- termine if the truckers would remain on strike. Elsewhere in Iowa, truck traffic was described as close to normal in the central area, but unusually light in eastern and western sections. (Continued from Page 1.) were smashed with rocks in Fayette county, Pa., and pickets tried !o halt trucks along U.S. 40 and U.S. 19, authorities said. A trucker in Bedford county escaped unhurt when his wind shield was smashed by a rock thrown from an overhear, bridge. Despite the scattered violence Pennsylvania authorities salt trucks were rolling at near nor- mal'rates in the state. Checks around the nation showed truck traffic was near normal Monday in Delaware Maryland, Texas, Florida, Mas sachusetts, Indiana, South Caro lina, Alabama, New York, South Dakota and Connecticut among others. Wait-and-See Truckers' groups in Minnesota, Nebraska and New Hampshire adopted a wait-and-see position on the shutdown call. A spokes- man for independent drivers in Denver said the strike was working there but was not able to provide figures. In Utah drivers voted to keep Charge Is Dropped; Sentenced on Felony A charge of possession of con- .rolled substance against Elmet ..appe, jr., 7i4 First avenue NW, was dismissed Friday in magistral e's court because he was sentenced to the men's re- ormatory, Anamosa, on a felony charges. He was charged with having narijuna and hashish in his pos- session Oct. 2. Damaging Vehicle Charge Dismissed A charge of injury to a motor 'chicle againsl David Pierson, 316 avenue NE, vas dismissed Friday in magis- ralc's court on a molion of the itale. He was charged wilh damag- ng a vehicle, belonging to 'crry Andrews, 2323 Coldslrcam venue NE, April 20. Vlan Bound to Grand Jury on Drug Charge Stephen Huggins. 1408 1! avc- tic NE, waived preliminary earing Friday in magistrate's nurt and was hound over lo Ihe rand jury on a charge of pns- cssion of controlled suh.slancc. He is charged wilh having larijuaiia in his possession pril 2li. their rigs off the roads after midnight. Spokesmen for the scores ol independent trucker organiza- tions that sprang up during the last strike generally said they either couldn't afford to shut down or didn't think it would do any good. Alley Dropped From City's 74 Paving Program The city council decided Mon- day to delete an alley from the proposed 1974 paving program. The alley that was to be wvcd is between First and Sec- ond avenues and Eighteenth and streets SE. Rcsidcnls who -own property )n Ihe alley had objected to ils ncltision in Ihe paving pro- ;ram. They said Ihe paving vasn't necessary, and would in- rcase (he dangers in Ihe alley by pel-milling higher vehicle speeds. Richard Jensen, director Graduates Virginia M. Hycrs, 5620 I'lnin- iew drive NW, will receive n iichdor ol iirlu degree Mny 17 Soiilhwcsl Haplisl nilleno, Inllvar, Mo. of niblic services, said Ihe paving vork also presenls engineering irnblcms because Ihe garages in it are located al varying evcls above Ihe alley grade. He said deleting Ihe alley vork from Ihe program will cul bonl from Ihe estimated cosl of Ihe paving pro- rani. About a third of Ihe cosl voulri have gone for relaying a anilary sewer in Ihe alley. 10 YIOAItS AGO The opcn- ng allnck of a promised war of a b o I a g e and harassment gainst Ihe Fidel Castro regime. in Cuba was reported by an exile group a raid on a sugar mill in I'uiTlo Pilon. lanlic and Williamsburg said Sunday (ruck traffic was much lighter (ban for a Sunday. Truck stops in the Sioux City, Council Bluffs, and Iowa City areas reported traffic was down slightly. A policy of on-the-spot searches for weapons and hand- By f "rtl Clarlc cuffing of persons arrested has IOWA CITY The battle been instituted by the newjlines were clearly drawn Mon- Ccdar Rapids police chief, Wal-jday morning in the James Hall DEATHS Mrs. Glen Ollphant Luanda >01iphant, 78, widow of (ilcn Oliphant, died Monday following a long illness. Mrs. Oliphant, 1523 13 avenue NW, had been a resident of Cedar Itapids since 1964. She was born Dec. 17, in Troy Mills, and was married to (Jlcn Oliphant Dec. 17, 1914, in Winthrop. Surviving are five daughters, Alice Krazier and Ramona Harlman, Cedar Rapids, Mayo- la Pollet, Solon, DeVee Ash- lock, Center Point and Willa fiichey, Dover, N.J.; five sons, Nolan, Troy Mills, Alger, Brighton, Colo., Robert, Viro- qua, Wis., Darrell, LaFarge, and Wayne, Lafayette, four sisters, Viola 01- Wis., Colo.; dridgc, Walker, Zelma Schu- man, Hopkinton, Reatha Dake, Vinton, and Effie Boddenhofer, Clinton; two brothers, Willis Bebsor, Betxcr, Anamosa, Wyoming; children and grandchildren. and Earl 45 36 lace Lal'cters. The search will be a "general pat-down for La- Peters told The Gazette Mon- day, and will not involve any illegal searches. "There have been a number of assaults on police officers while they were driving the LaPelcrs said in explain ing the reason for the new poli- ty. "Common sense will be used. It won't apply if we have a war- rant for failing to appear for a traffic ticket, or something of that nature. Generally speaking, officers on the street will he making searches and handcuff ing offenders before putting them in the car." The previous policy was ap- parently just to place the of- fender in the car without hand- cuffs, LaPeters said. The new practice is fairly common among other police de- partments, according to the chief. The change was instituted Thursday, the day after La- Peters assumed his duties as chief. grand- great- Services are pending at Turner chapel west. Friends may call at Turner's after 1 p.m. Tuesday. The family sug- gests friends may, if they wish, make a contribution to the Christian radio station in Cedar Rapids. Mrs. Leo McSwiggan Verna E. McSwiggan, 74, widow of Leo F. McSwiggan and a former Cedar Rapids resident, died Saturday in Sioux City after a long illness. Born in Martelle Dec. 13, 1899, she had resided in Cedar Rapids until 1969, when she moved to Sioux City. She was a member of St. Mar- garet's circle of Immaculate Conception church. Surviving is a sister, Alta Hasek, Sioux City. Services: Brady-Kuba funeral home at a.m. Wednesday by the Rev. William P. Leonard. Burial: Mt. Calvary. Rosary. Parish and St. Margaret's circle at p.m. Tuesday in Brady- Kuba funeral home, where friends may call after 1 p.m. Tuesday. Mrs. John Burke Minnie M. Burke, 80, widow of John J. Burke, died at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John J. Burke, jr., I Twenty-sixth street SE, Sun- day after a lingering illness. Born Feb. 12, 1894, she had been a lifelong resident of Cedar Rapids. Besides.her son she is sur- vived by five grandchildren. Services: Wednesday at 9 a.m. in All Saints church by the Rev. Edmund J. Becker. Burial: Mt. Calvary. Father Becker and ihe Knights of Columbus v recite the Rosary Tuesday at p.m. at Stewart funeral ionic, where friends may call Tuesday from 2 until 9 p.m. Memorial Services Bcvins, George C. Services were conducted Monday at a.m.1 in St. Patrick's church by the Rev. Martin Laughlin. Burial was in Mt. Calvary cemetery, with mili- tary .services by the American Legion. Hora! 1-anlasies from our skllltcf orMifi PIERSON'S "SR ISM I'M.IS NW H.OWF.KIMIONK 3M-I8J8 Pranskunas Rites Set at Prairieburg PRA1R1EBURG George M. Pranskunas, 86, a retired farm- er and a resident of Prairieburg 'or the last 35 years, died Sun- day in a Cedar Rapids hospital. He was born in Lithuania on April 22, 1888. On August 5, 1919. ic was married lo Margaret Slackuti, at Cedar Kapids. Mr. "Yanskunas was a member of SI. Joseph's Catholic church. Surviving are his wife: Ihreej Joseph E. Haas. 22, of Coggon daughters, Emma and Dorolhyjwits arrested early Sunday on Pranskunas, Cedar Rapids, anrijlhree charges following New Handcuff, Search Policies Begun by Police The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Man.. May 13, 1074 Hall Murder Case Opens in Iowa City murder trial in Johnson county district court here. Garry Woodward, state attor- ney general's special prosecu- in graphic detail, related :hc autopsy report of Sarah Ann Ottens, li. of Iowa coed whose larlially clad body was discov- ered in a coeducational dormito- ry March 13, 1373. Wood w a r d conceded the state's case is largely circum- stantial. Crime Described Concerning the autopsy itself, ic said, the physical examina- tion of the hody clearly indicat- ed she had heen mutilated in the anus and vaginal areas that she was brutally beaten, Hiawatha Man Is Arrested on Drug Charges Bruce A. Slaymaker, 20, of Bali Hai Estates, Hiawatha, has been charged wilh possession ol marijuana. Linn deputies and Hiawatha police executed a search war- rant at his residence early Sun- day. They reported finding marijuana plants growing under a lamp, marijuana seeds, a quantity of a substance believec to be marijuana and remnants of marijuana cigarets. Slaymaker was held in the county jail Monday in lieu of bond. Special Drama Showing Slated Senior citizens will be guests of the Jefferson high school drama department and Kirk: wood Community college retire- ment office at a presentation ol "No, No, Nanette" Wednesday in Jefferson auditorium. The 1920s musical will start al 2 p.m. .The Kirkwood retirement of- fice will provide free bus rides beginning at from Meth- Wick Manor, Geneva Tower, Jane Boyd Community House and Hawthorne Hills apart- ments. The buses will i-eturn at Reservations for the bus may be made at 398-5535. allowing ivomen. Refuser! tn (Continued from Page 1.) judge can immediately sentence persons to jail for contempt of court when they refuse to testify at a trial after receiving im- munity from prosecution. Dismissed a challenge to the constitutionality of Virginia law alimony only to review a lower court order that the IBM Corp. :urn over some 700 documents :o government anti-trust law- yers or face a fine of a day. Refused lo hear a plea that universities discriminate against women students when hey require Ihcm lo obey dor- nitory curfews not imposed on men students. Let stand a lower court ruling that Rhode Island's amended anti-abortion law is unconstitu- tional. The statute said Hie fetus is a person from the moment of conception. Coggon Man Charged After Home Incident Mrs. Jerome llogarly of Iowa Cily: four grandchildren: and a sister. Veronica in Lithuania. cidcnt in a home on the south- west side. Police were called lo remove Services: a.m. from I he homo of Colleen day al SI. Joseph's Catholic! Uiilh, 933'; Eighteenth avenue church in Prairiehurg. Burial: iSW. When officers attempted lo SI. Joseph's cemetery. Kricndsjserve him with a warrant for may call at the Murdoch chapel j failure lo have his vehicle under in Central Cily afler 2 p.m.jconlrol, Haas allegedly resisted Tuesday whore Hie Hosnry will and was charged wilh be reeilcd al 8 p.m. Tuesday, j indication and resisting. even afler death that fecal material was found on the girl's upper lip. "That she was mutilated after death this very brutal death." Woodward said death was due :o asphyxiation -by strangu lation. Regarding the mutilation of :he body, Woodward noted a jroomslick was discovered near .he body with evidence indicat- ng that the broom had been used at least in part on the at- tack on the girl. State's Evidence Woodward then outlined the main portion of the state's evi- dence which he contended tied Hall lo the murder. He said the state would prove a bloody fingerprint found at the murder scene belongs to Hall. The body of Miss Ottens was :lad only in a blouse, Woodward said. The prosecutor contended Thieves Batter Down Wall To Gain Entry A cement block wall was no barrier to thieves who broke into the Derby Station, 1796 Six- teenth avenue SW, Saturday night. The thieves smashed a hole in a cement block wall to gain en- trance to the back room. The strument used was not found. They escaped wilh to in cash from the sate and two coin changers valued at In another breakin, someone entered the Taco Kid, 3429 Firs avenue SE, and took in cash and checks from a blue bank bag. ,a hair found on the Mouse be- longed to Hall. Kurlher, a hair later found on a pair of Hall's tennis shoes, found as a result of a search warrant, belonged to the mur- dered girl, the prosecutor said. Marijuana The possibility that marijuana may have been involved in the case was brought out by Wood- ward in describing how he con- tends the murder was discov- ered. According to Woodward there were only two female occu- pants of Ihe dormitory at the time of the death because of the university's spring break. Woodward said Brenda Simp- son, accompanied by a male friend, passed room 429, the death room, and smelled what she believed may have been marijuana. Shortly afterward, she report- edly went to room 429 where she discovered the body. Defense Speaks A defense attorney for Hall, in brief opening statement, stressed the prosecution's case "is wholly circumstantial as even the special prosecutor admits. There are no eyewit- nesses placing Hall at the murder scene. "In effect, the state's case rests on a finger print and two lairs. "The state knows, but did not tell you, how that fingerprint ;ot there. The state also con- :ends the hairs belong to the defendant and victim, knowing iull well, the report states only that the hairs could have been of common origin to the defend- ant and victim." "Mystery Person" The defense also noted that the last time Miss Ottens was seen alive was when she took an elevator to the fourth floor of the dormitory, accompanied by a known university student and another male the defense des- cribed as the "mystery person in this case." The defense objected to much of the state's opening remarks. Judge Louis Schultz admonished the .jury that prosecution con- tentions "are merely that, merely what the state hopes to prove, rather than being prov- en evidence." -Weather- (Continued from Page 1.) area because of downed power lines. The wet weather is expected to remain in the state through Tuesday. Late afternoon highs Monday should be in the 60s northeast to 70s southwest with winds gusting up to 30 miles an hour. Lows Monday night should be in the 40s northwest lo the 50s southeast. Cooler readings are expected Tuesday wilh highs mostly in the 60s. Light frost was reported in some sections of northeast Iowa overnight. Highs Sunday ranged From 54 al Dubuque to 64 at Sioux City night lows Dubuque to 50 at Sioux City. Sioux City reported .62 of an inch of rain by 7 a.m. Spencer .24, Ames .16, and Cedar Rap- ids, .75. and Ames. Over- were from 36 at (Continued from Page 1.) laign is afoot lo poison the niblic's mind against Nixon by charging lhal ethnic slurs were leletcd from Ihe Watergate tran- scripts released recently by the White House. The New York Times, quoting iourccs wilh direct knowledge if Nixon's comments, has' re- ported that Nixon used Ihe erms "Jew boys" and "wop" in lo public officials. Buzhardl. appearing on CBS' 'l''ace Ihe said he had islcncd lo "close lo 40" of Ihe tapes and heard no ethnic slurs. 11 o w ever, a source wilh access lo unedited lapcs told the Associated Press: "No reason- able person who heard those remarks could possibly deny lhal Ihev were racial slurs." (Continued Irom Page 1.) Polk but in each case with the interpretation that the doctrine would be nullified the case concerned im- peachment. "No President has ever as- serted the contrary prior to Mr. Schlesinger said. Perhaps Schlesinger's most severe criticism was the con- tention that Nixon, unlike other Presidents, has not only refused to accept but also has attempted to nullify any "sys- tem of accountability" for his actions as President. 'Scrutiny, Challenge' Schlesinger defined such a system as one of "scrutiny, challenge and criticism" as provided formally in the Con- stitution and enforced infor- mally through the President's political party and cabinet, the news media and the gen- eral public. The necessity of such ac- countability, Schlesinger maintained, has been recog- nized by the majority of American Presidents, includ- ing such "imperialistic" of- fice-holders as Teddy Roose- velt and Franklin D. Roose- velt. "However, Mr. Nixon with some signs in his imme- diate predecessor active- ly resents scrutiny, challenge and criticism and sees it not only as unfair, but illegitimate and Schlesinger said. Election Mandate The President's altitude, he added, seems lo be lhat each election confers a mandate of approval on Ihe President, and between elections the President should be left alone. Calling thai an "interesting b u t self-serving Schlesinger contended that it also subverted Ihe will of the country's Founding Fathers, who believed someone should "always be on Ihe back" of Ihe President. z when words oren'l enough send sympathy with flowers FLORIST and GIFT SHOP 364-8139 PHONE ANSWERED HOURS EVERY DAY,   

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