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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 15, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Cloudy tonight and T h u r 8 d a y with a ( hance of rain. Ixiw tonight in mid 40s. High Thursday in fills. 'ffiht Cedttc Hup ids FINAL CITY IO CENTS von'MIO 92 - NUM BKK 126 * CKI IAK RAPIDS, IOWA, WKDNKSDAY, MAY 15, 1974 ASSOCIATED PH KSS, UPI, NKW YORK TI MKS Committee Subpoenas Nixon Diaries, Tapes WASHINGTON (AP) - The house judiciary committee voted Wednesday to subpoena tapes of ll presidential conversations and President Nixon’s daily diaries for 8 1 2 months in 1972 and 1973. The committee also was notified by John Hoar, chief counsel of its impeachment inquiry, that he would ask it to vote Thursday to authorize subpoenas demanding 62 presidential conversations dealing with the ITT anti-trust settlement and political contributions from the dairy industry. The committee voted 37 to I to subpoena the tapes of ll conversations dealing with the Watergate breakin and cover-up. A separate vote was taken for each of the time periods covered in the demand for presi periods for which presidential diaries weer sought as follows: April through July 1972 as the period when the Watergate breakin was planned and carried out. That demand was approved by a vote of 36 to 2 with Rep. Mayne (It-Iowa) joining Hutchinson in opposition. February through April 1973 as a critical period in relation to action or inaction on the Watergate investigation. It was approved 32 to 6 with Reps. Dennis (R-Ind.), Butler (R-Va.), Lott (R-Miss) and Moorhead (R-Calif.) joining Hutchinson and Mayne in opposition. July 12 through 31, 1973 as the period when there was public disclosure of the existence of the White House taping system. It was approved 29 to 9 with one Democrat, Rep. Thornton of Ar- dential diaries. In each case it kansas joining Republicans Hut-was approved overwhelmingly, chinson, Dennis, Mayne, Butler, Lott, Moorhead. Henry Smith of y    New York and Delbert Latta of Both subpoenas require a re-1 Ohio, sponse by 9 am. COT on May! October 1973 as the month 22.    during    which the President fired The conversations subpoenaed I special Watergate prosecutor were two on April 4. 1972; six Archibald Cox. It was approved on June 20, 1972, and three on 1 32 to 6 with Hutchinson, Smith, June 23. 1972.    Dennis,    Butler, Lott and Latta The only dissenter on the vote opposing, for that subpoena was Rep. Hoar plans to ask the commit-Hutchinson of Michigan, the tee on Thursday to subpoena ranking Republican on the com- tapes of 40 presidential convcr-mittee. He has opposed all sub- sations dealing with dairy in-poena moves on the grounds dustry contributions and 22 that the demand would be un-'dealing with the ITT case, enforceable.    All    of those tapes, as well as Doar explained the time the Watergate tapes subpoenaed ^    ^    ^    Wednesday, originally were re quested in a letter delivered to the White House on April 19. Say 15 Hostages Killed by Arabs Gazette Leased Wires    opposite    side,    smashing    through JERUSALEM - Fifteen Israe- a door and firin « thoir weapons. Ii children were killed and 80 others were wounded in a Maa-101 schoolhouse Wednesday when three Palestinian guerillas I opened fire on the hostages as Israeli troops were storming the building. In four to six minutes the battle appeared to be over and a witness shouted: “The building is in the hands of the army—-that's for sure.” Already Arriving The shootout occurred min- The three Palestinian terror- ufos before a 6 p.m. (ll a rn. ists were killed when the Israeli CDTI deadline was due to exforces attacked the schoolhouse pirc for the release of the Arab in upper Galilee Foreign ministry official hhhraim Kvrom told newsmen that the guerillas threw gre nudes and sprayed the 95 hostages with bullets when the Israeli forces made move. Neither the military command nor the government is-jsued casualty figures. Nor did the armed forces radio, from where the first report of the Israeli charge came. “Some children were killed,”! Information Minister Shimon I Peres told a news conference guerillas held in Israeli prisons. Some of the freed prisoners had I already started arriving at the school building. Israel had agreed to release I the prisoners in return for the their j lives of the children. The guerillas had threatened to blow up the building and kill their hostages unless the demand was met Just before the Israeli troops opened the assault, the terrorists had yelled through a megaphone: “Six o’clock is approaching! Have mercy 011 your children! Remember your children!” Watergate Panel Atks More Time To File Report “No Comment” After the committee vote White House spokesman Gerald Warren turned aside with “no WASHINGTON (AP) — The comment” questions on whether senate Watergate committee toe President would comply. Wednesday concluded it is un- He said toe statement by able to complete its final report daJTies St. Clair, Nixons chief by May 28 and voted to ask the!Watergate lawyer, that Nixon senate to extend its mandate wou * d decline to supply further until June 30    Watergate material still elands. Chairman Ervin (D-N.C.) said and added: ‘ The President bedaff members would be re- lle 'f ,be house Judiciary corn-quested to eliminate any find- ml, ' w has all the evidence it ings of individual guilt’or in- " ecds on * hich    “„1 nocencc and to base the report f lon 011 , mallcr solely on Watergate events and la, f u r ‘hat he was refernngi legislative recommendations W 'he t atergate issue. stemming from them.    *:     Clalr    sat    m    ,h K c    s > )cc,a,or „ ,    ..    ,    .     Jt ,    section as an observer in, Ervin said the committee did wednesdays committee session    ...................... not discuss any steps 11 might Dur j ng a break, he told report- pro ved, would replace the pre-ake to <o mpe! C. G. Bobo crs j, e ^ no idea how the sent [ owa highway 149. which Hcbozo. President Nixon s close ; President wouW rcspon d to the personal friend, to comply with demand for the diaries. a wide-ranging subpoena de-; manding Fe pr. duce his p n r-    St.    Clair    Memo sonal and business financial At Tuesday’s session, C’hair-rccords for the last five years. man Rodino (D-N.J. I ruled that Ervin said the committee also a legal memorandum opposing will ask the senate to extend its    issuance of a subpoena    for the full subpoena powers until June    tape of an April    4. 1972,    conver- 30 and give it authority to file a sation violated committee rules supplemental report at any time of confidentiality and could not if it wins its court battle for be accepted by the panel, access to five key recordings of The memorandum had been presidential conversations submitted by St. Clair, the Pres-Meanwhile, sources said there'ident’s    chief Watergate lawyer,, are indications Alexander Haig, and it    argued that “all of the j Mississippi.    .anni    ^‘ v    * President Nixon’s chief of staff,!evidence available to the com-'chawl announced    u will answer at least some ques- mittee    makes it clear the Pres- as a result    o* t    e ac .on a tions in testimony before com-iident did not have prior knowl- attitudes of McGregor o mittee investigators Wednesday, edge of the plan to break into 1 f*ci a l s toward hun. <■ wi cur Earlier this month Haig was toe DNC (Democratic national tail operations. dV warned he was risking a con-    committee) and    that no    subpoe-    The    Port of    McGregor tempt of congress citation by    na for the April    4 1972.    conver*    Marina,    operated in    conjunction refusing to answer any ques- 53 ** 011 * s warranted.’    with the other bu.->iness. c i tions on grounds of executive to tos memo, St. Clair re- *on said, will be Kept open privilege    (Continued:    Page's,Col. 8 )     niinl ™ un ;     in ^ vcmcnts -------- (until he is able to sell it Atchison said be pions to move his own operation to Prairie du Chien where he “already has options" on land for the --UPI Telephoto ECHO FROM THE PAST — Treasury Secretary Simon gets a laugh from a memento given him by Vice-president Ford from Simon's days as energy chief — a gasoline ration coupon. The occasion was a reception in Simon's honor at the Capitol Hill Club. State Delays Vote on Relocating 149 By Tom Fruehling AMES — Approval for relocation of highway 149 in Iowa county near the Amana colonies has been delayed by the Iowa highway commission until at least its next meeting in two weeks. As a result of a design public hearing in Amana March 7. the commission staff Tuesday recommended that a 24-fool. two-lane highway be built diagonally from Interstate 80 northeast to highway 6. just west of Homestead. This four-mile stretch, if ap is scheduled to be taken over by the county. However, opponents of the Owner cf Marina Quits McGregor In Land Dispute By Nancy Brace MCGREGOR -McGregor Judge Sentences Chapin to ■ 0 to 30 Months Tor Lying <amc type of business he has WASHINGTON (AP) — For* trial conviction on Friday. The mer presidential appointments judge allowed the 33-ycar-old he three proposed road, comprised of property owners who stand to lose valuable farm land, raised objections Tuesday to both the project and to the manner in which the plans had been made. A Cedar Rapids attorney. Richard Pundt, w ho nerves as legal counsel for his father, Arthur, and other farmers in the route of the road, told the comm.sooners Tuesday his group had not had an adequate chance to voice objections to the proposal. Further, he commented, the highway is “absolutely not necessary.” Faced with the controversy, the commission decided to delay action until “more input” can be obtained. This includes not only opinions by the objector*, but statements from those who support the road. These include the Amana Society, the Iowa county board of supervisors and the Amana Refrigeration Co. This action is an extension of a long history of disputes involving highway building in the Amana area. At one time the commission approved a freeway through the colonies, only to reverse itself in response to sharp public criticism. Despite objections by those who stood to lose part of their property, the location of the presently discussed road was okayed by the commission in December of 1972. after a public hea.ing in October. Bundt, and those he represents, contend that their arguments have been ignored and that they have not had access to highway commission flit* concerning the studies made on environmental and traffic issues. It was admitted Tuesday by commission staff members that while Bundt had asked for such reports, and had been told he would receive them, none has been made available. This, it was claimed, is due to the fact that the “complete transcripts” have only recently been compiled. Bundt will be allowed to review these records before the commission makes a final decision on the highway. The commission staff is in favor of the relocation of 149 to meet what it claims are needs of both the tourist traffic into Amana and the congestion of travel to and from major business firms, such as Amana Refrigeration Planning staff Chief it L. Kassel also said the road would provide improved conditions between the colonies. Cedar Rapids and Interstate 80 He believes the factors of safety, time saving, lower operating costs for motorists and the improved design of t h e proposed road over present highway 149 offset the property loss by the land owners. He added that he has read a report that for every one acre of farm land lost nationwide, there are three acres which come into use due to timber clearing, irrigation and other methods’. Robert Humphrey, also of the planning division, argued that 149 now has many “ups and downs" and sub-par three-foot shoulders, which make the road a safety hazard. Bundt argued “good agricultural land will be taken out of production for no reason.” except possibly to appease (Continued Page 9 Col, I ) without elaboration. Blew Up    “ Thc    terrorists started shoot- I    i. m 8 al the children just before (In    Damascus    a    spokesman; the soldicrs ch J „     sajd for the Maoist guerillas said thc    ,,    . Arabs blow up tho building with ^ W,i ' Lh ' nf! ,hc blood * flnsNrnrS' ‘“““l " Thcrc arc do “" s sunder . oops stormed in    aud some dead,” he said. (The Popular Democratic Boys and girls began leaping Front for the Liberation of    Pal-    f rom the school windows    as    tilt • cstine (PDFLP), which claimed    gun-battle exploded, responsibility for the attacks.    . . Ai said “a disaster took place and ‘ tarted Celebrating it is Israel’s responsibility to A ii Israeli schoolgirl wh( bear thc consequences.”)    came out with a bullet wound    ir Police in Maalot said the ^ er tog sa * d: guerillas began opening fire on “The terrorists I old us that the children before thc Israeli soon thc Red Cross would come troops launched their    assault.    and everything would    be all Soldiers opened a three- eight minute volley of shooting from "Just as we started celebrative side of the school and troops tog, toe .shooting started. Thc then shot their way in from the terrorists fired at us.” An explosion boomed from in-*    *    *    Gde the school and    smoke poured from the windows during thc battle. Police said terrorist explosives may have been hit by bullets. French Ambassador Jean Herly was on the spot    outside the building when the    building was stormed. He had been com-Thc    missioned by the guerillas to Arab terrorist seizure    of some    handle the exchange of student* 90 teenagers    in    a    northern    f or prisoners Israeli school and its rcpcrcus- , srae )j information Minister sions here caused Secretary of shimon Peres, in a national State Kissinger to call off a radio interview, said the gov-scheduled Hight to Damascus ernincnt was forced to authorize Wednesday.    ^ j, e operation because the Kissinger said    he    would wait    guerillas had not agreed to post- another day to give thc Israeli pone the deadline and no word cabinet time to consider its lat- had reached the F rench ambas-est stand on thc disengagement sador or his Romanian counter-of troops on the Golan Heights part, Ion Covaci, on instructions front    for the transfer. ‘Everything has been pushed back by this,” he said. The main concern now is thc safety of the children, he added Kissinger Calls Off Syria Trip JERUSALEM (AP) Atchison reel from thc Mod re. Accord Averts operated years secretary Dwight Chapin was Chapin to remain free without    One    We* sentenced Wednesday to IO to bond until the appeal is dis* 30 months in prison for lying posed of. under oath about political dirty The judge said lie had given Tuesday notifying I tricks in the 1972 campaign a great deal of thought to Cha- one week in which He was the second high-rank- pin’s case and said “your re his boats parked on ing former White House aide sort to . . , swearing falsely property between I of President Nixon to be sent cannot be condoned ”    and land owned bv Esther Her ^ “VT 0 "    „ KH. I ,,    .     rha P in ““    convicted    by a ««• and Mr »" d M n r ; ^ tnltedAlrUne, Way* 0 ™ (hapm. who had pled for leni jury April 5 of two counts of ^Vard because the town n.m ce    / ency in a written statement to making false statements to the Cl ded to re-open A street U. S Judge Lier bart Geseil last FBI about political trickster Th< city coun ii off week, made no statement to the lionald Segretti. He could have toast- Atchison land n Turner park rn the It i he has » remove used city business Brooke Lashes Move To Curb Racial Busing WASHINGTON (AP* — Sena-, He said the Gurney amend tor Brooke (R-Mass.) charged.ment would completely undo the Wednesday that sponsors of a slow but steady progress made proposal that would virtually under the 29-year-old supreme end school busing for dcscgrc-court school desegregation deci-gation purposes were trying to sion bring back racial separatism in Th e amendment would re America.    quire    the courts to consider Brooke, the only black sena- other remedies before ordering tor, said that such a proposal any busing. And then busing "would encourage development would be limited to the next of two nations within our closest school to the pupil s country — one white and th* home. other black    It would permit reopening of He spoke out before the key ail previously decided busing vol* on the proposal, sponsored cases and their redetermination by Sen Gurney (R-F'la ) as an on th e basis 0 f t j, e ncw ; amendment to a $23-bii!ion edu- tions, cation bill.    Supporters of the amendment U-, I \ aj ii , Bl    I idened assert e d it would niTGO VV d I KOUT because President Nixon, a sup- "forced busing,” which they in-! BURLINGAME Calif (AIG — P° r,c r o{ toe amendment, and SLS t j 8 “destroying the integrity The International Assn. of Ma-    members of confiress of public education” in the U. S contract, Pender to the anxieties of Kissinger expressed outrage at a “mindless and irrational” terrorist attack and said the raid threatened to disrupt his Middle East peace mission. In a strong statement, Kin-niger said such violence under- ratified a new red judge Wednesday.    t>een sentenced to five years in His lawyer, Jacob Stein, laid prison and a $10 000 fine on hi would appeal Chapin’s jury each count rifer that ((ontinned had •J ( Americans, black and night lo bend off a strike     1    and ' ,la > 1 " , ° ,he h , and! of those who seek separatism The agreement provides for thrive on strife, and flourish on an .8 8 percent salary increase, divisive rhetoric.” The vote was 7,156 to 5,616 in Brooke declared. “I have favor of thc pact, which is retro- never seen anything both scpa-active to Sept 1,1973    rate    and    equal    in    this    nation,” /o(f«i/'.s I /ntrlklr Money may riot make you happy, but it sure puts your creditors in a better frame of mind    CwrreM “Refused To Delay” “Up until 6 o’clock, thc arr bassadors had not been able t establish any contact with th terrorists, and they refused ti delay blowing up the building.' The operation began at 5:2; p m. (10 25 a.m. COT). In a sudden burst of terrorise three members of a family Iiv mg near the school were mur mined prospects for peace in dered,    an    Arab    woman    wai the region and appealed to the killed    in    an    ambush    near    the Arab governments to deal se- Lebanese    border, an oil    pipeiini verely with the Arab guerillas. “The United States government strongly condemns this Jerusalem, mindless and irrational action A * mid who escaped from tin and appeals to those holding in nocent hostages to release them,” Kissinger said. The guerilla action diverted the Israeli cabinet from consideration of new concessions to Syria for a troop disengagement on the Golan Heights It also postponed Kissinger’s meeting with Brune Minister Golda Meir. The attack threatened to harden sentiment in Israel against granting concessions to Syria Protesters have already jeered the secretary at his meetings with Mrs. Meir Meanwhile, Israel said its air force strafed Syrian positions on the Golan Heights and its artillery crews exchanged fire with Syrian gunners Wednesday in the 65th day of the bloody, war of attrition on the northern front to the Haifa refinery was blowi up and rockets were planted ii school in Maalot said thre Arab > were holding thc student hostage 'Hie gunmen fired wild ly from the windows of th (Continued: Bago 3, Col. 5.) Today s Index Comics 9D Crossword 9D Daily Record ... 3A Deaths 3A Editorial Features CA, 7A Farm • IIC Financial ...... I8D Marion 9B Movies 5G Society 12B-15B Sports ID bl) State 1C-3C Tele vision 7D Wan! Ads 11D-I5D