Cedar Rapids Gazette, May 16, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

May 16, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 16, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Cloudy tonight and Friday with a chance ol rain. Uws lo 62. K NUMUKlfjzT CEDAIt RAI'IDS, IOWA, THURSDAY. ,MAY 16. 1974 NIXON EMPHAT CITY FINAL 10 CENTS ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES St. Clair Urges Open Hearings WASHINGTON (AP) While House lawyer James SI. Clair Thursday asked the house judi- ciary committee to open ils im- peachment hearings to the pub- lic and threatened lo make ma- terial supplied by the White House lo the committee public himself if the committee does not. "I'm going lo ask that these hearings all be made said St. Clair, the President's chief Watergate lawyer, as he entered the hearing room. During a closed session Wednesday committee members had listened lo the tape of Sept. 15, 1972. conversation the President had with H. R. Hal- deman and John Dean. Retaliation Talk The White House had released on April 30 an edited transcript of that' conversation. Published reports appearing Thursday showed that the White House version left out discussion of possible administration retalia- tion against the Washington Post for its reporting of Water- gate. Nixon supported attempts lo frustrate federal renewal of the licenses for Post broadcast out- lets and to tie-up Post attorney Edward Bennett Williams for weeks through FBI questioning, reported the the Boston Globe and CBS. Sources quoted Nixon as saying on the lape: "The main thing is (he Post is go- ing to have damnable, dam: nable problems nut of this one. They have a television station and they're go- ing to have to get it re- newed." The Post said that in the same conversation, re- ferred to Williams and said: "I think we are going to fix the Believe me. We are going to. We've got to, because he's a bad man." "Irrelevant" St. Clair said. "The transcript we released related to Water- gate. We left out the irrelevant material." The While House lawyer called the leak of the commit- tee's transcript of the Sept. 15 tape a breach of ils rules of con- fidentiality. White House Deputy Press Secretary Gerald Warren said subsequent challenges by pro- Nixon groups to the ownership of the Post-Newswcek stations in Jacksonville. Fla., and Mi- ami had nothing lo do with the Nixon remarks. "The discussion does not im- ply the intent to use the federal he said. Jury Testimony Chairman liodino (D-N..1.) had said on Wednesday that the panel still had to consider addi- tional grand jury material which it was obligated to keep secret. St. Clair said he would ask the committee to make public ev- erything it has heard including the grand jury testimony. Rep. Latta (R-Ohio) said he would support St. Clair's propos- al except for the grand jury ma- terial which he said he did not believe the committee could re- lease. Tapes Better The Sepl. 15, 1972, tape was one of two conversations the committee members heart Wednesday. Most members agreed that listening to the tapes was better than reading the edited transcripts. Asked to compare the Sept. 15 lape with the White House tran- script, Rodino said, "I believe there are differences. But the differences are such that I am not clear in my own mind thai to include the material 'was deliberate." Rep. Mezvinsky (D-lowa) sale the tape gave "a much clearei picture much more focused on the problem." The strongest reactions came from Reps. Drinan' (D-Mass.) and Waldie both counted among the strongest ad vocales of impeachmenl on the committee. Drinan described the tape as "i s "much more damaging than the wnat one While House transcripts. When you hear how they have Even Temporary Move Ruled Out 3 Photo bv Tom Merryman Heavy rains early this morning flooded streets in every section ot Cedar Rapids, and caused much damage such as this collapsed sewer line near Third avenue and Tenth street SW. Richard L Phillips, city commissioner of streets and public improvements, said this storm "caused the most damage as far as sanitary sewer systems are concerned since I've been in office the last five years." j By James J. Kilpatriek Copyright Washington Star Syndicate WASHINGTON President Nixon will not resign "under any circumstances." He will not surrender his office even tempo- rarily to Vice-president Ford under the 25th Amendment. If the house of representatives should vote to impeach, he will accept the verdict "with good jgrace." He will then defend himself to the very end of a i senate trial. The President made these views perfectly clear empha- tically clear in an interview with this correspondent in the Oval office Tuesday morning. He acknowledged that he had given "long thought" to the pos- )ility of resignation. For one verriding reason he has now iscarded that option and will ot consider it again. For him o resign under the pressure of mere popular opinion, in his iew, would fatally weaken 'residents of 'the future. As for taking temporary ref- the 25th Amendment: a "rather fatuous sug- uge in This is advanced by people who "do not know what is on in Ihe world." Oity Streets Flooded by Heavy Rains By Steve Helle "Hundreds and hundreds" of sewer back-ups, flooded base- ments and streets overflowing their banks plagued the Cedar area today following city official termed "one of the worst storms ever." "We have all our pumps and been planning and plotting your .vorst suspicions are aroused." Waldie said, "Those con- cerned with shabbiness on the part of the President from the edited transcripts would have their concern enhanced consid- erably." Commiltee members also heard relevant portions of the tape of a June 30, 1972, meeting involving the President, Hal- deman and former Attorney General Mitchell. The next day, Mitchell resigned as head of the President's tee. re-election commil- Subpocna Delayed None of Ihe committee members interviewed after the session said they heard any elh- nic or religious epithets on the tapes. Published reports, vehe- mently denied by the White (Continued: Page 3. Col. 7.) Kleindienst Pleads in ITT Case all our contractors' pumps out trying to take care of sewer said Dick Jensen, Additional Pictures on Pages SA and SA. director .of public services for the city. "As soon as a pump gets done at one place we send it to another right away." Director of public works Wayne Murdock had not had enough time to evaluate the damage when contacted this morning. but estimated there rere at least two dozen streets under as much as three and four feet of water making pas- sage impossible. Street Cave-In Murdock said the heavy rains resulted in a ten-foot street cave-in at Third avenue and Tenth street SW. He said the force of Ihe water caused the sewer line to collapse. "The sewer department has Camps; Casualties May Top 100 BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) Israeli planes rocketed, bombed and strafed seven Palestinian refugee camps and guerilla bases in Lebanon Thursday, the defense ministry here an- nounced, A block of three-story apart- ment houses for low-income workers was heavily damaged in a raid on the southern Leban- ese city of Sidon. First reports said casualties appeared to be high. The senior doctor at Sidon's regional hospital said 50 ca- sualties were received there and that ll of the victims were dead. An Arab guerilla at the apartment complex said as many as 300 persons may have been killed or wounded in that area alone. There was no official confir- mation of this. One of the apartment build- ings was demolished. Entire walls and all the windows were blown out in others. Bomb forced to flee by our anti- aircraft a Lebanese de- f e n s e ministry communique said. It said the attacks lasted about 20 minutes. They came less than 24 hours after the Arab terrorist attack in Maalot (Photos on PiKiure Page) in northern Israel, which left 30 persons dead, including thej three Paleshman terronsls. An- 'B !2% Farmer Income Drop WASHINGTON- (AP) In comes received by the nation' !armers dropped 12 percent i April, the fourth straight mont Watergate Sadness The President talked soberly and sadly of the Watergate af- fair. He said it was true, as John Mitchell had surmised, that he would have "blown my top" if he had known of the bug- ging at the time. He recalled how'much he had resented it when he learned that his own offices had been bugged in his 1962 gubernatorial cam- paign. He also remembered 1968 with equal resentment: "There as not only surveillance by the BI, but bugging by the FBI, nd (J. Edgar) Hoover told me lat my plane in the last two eeks was bugged." Nixon also discussed the now amous White House tapes: He wught he was wrong ever to lave permitted these recordings n the first place, but he sup- josed the remaining tapes even- ually will be deposited in a residential library for the use if historians 25 or 30 years icnce, after the participants are lead. Strong President In a long soliloquy, Nixon President Ephraim Katzir am Deputy Premier Yigal Allon tried to calm the angry mourners at the nearby village of Safad but gave up "and de- parted under heavy police guard. "Bombing, Rocketing" Associated Press newsman Nabih Basho, telephoning a re- port while the attack was in jprogress, said: "They're com- icy are bombing, other 87 were wounded. Ran for Cover Air raid sirens sounded in this capital city and people ran for y 'strafing. The city is shaking." A few minutes after his tele- phone call communications with Sidon were cul. cover as Israeli jets streaked j Among lne olner reported tar- gets was the Al Ashbal refugee camp also near Sidon, where i ____ overhead. Beirut's international airport, .he busiest air traffic center inj teenage Palestinian guerillas :he Middle East, was closed receive military training, ing Ihe air raids. There was noj Tne sccond iargest refugee word that the Israeli planes at- tacked Beirut itself. In Tel Aviv the Israeli mili- camp at Rashidieh, on the out- skirts of the Biblical town of Tyre, 40 miles south of Beirut, lary command said Arab "Icr- and 12 miles from the Israeli rorist positions" in south Leban-] border, also was reported at- jon were atlacked. An Israeli I tacked. defense ministry spokesman i Thn "Many Casualties' askcd jf lhc air The doctor at Ihe regional retaliation for the Arab craters 20 feet deep could be seen all around Ihe area. Guilfy W A S H I N G T 0 N (AP) Former Attorney General Klein- diensl pled guilly Thursday In a misdemeanor charge that he refused to answer questions about the ITT case when he ap- peared before the senate judici-ito disclose any criminal conduct ary committee. [by Mr. Kleindienst in the nian- Thc charge, brought by spe- icr in which he handled the ITT inalion as attorney general. The hearings ran from March 2 to April 27, 1972. Jaworski in a lei Icr, written May 10, said also: investigation has failed prosecutor Leon Jaworski carries a possible fine of lo a possible jail term of one lo 12 months. Judge George Hart, snld that lhc court would expedite sentencing but pointed out (hut under the plea Klein- dienst would he sentenced to at least one month in jnll anil n fine. Jaworski charged thai Klein- dienst "did refuse and fail lo answer accurately" questions on the ITT case during con- firmation hearings on his noin- Chuckle All Hint Is needed lo grow n vigorous cover of grass is n crack in your sidewalk. cinlitrusl cases. "In one of the cases he suc- cessfully opposed a direct pre- sidential order lo abandon an appeal nnd leave lhc govern- ment without any relief." II was this (liciission with Sixon iiboul which Kleindiensl liml refused to testify. Jaworski has been investigat- ing whether out of court sclllc mcnl of the ITT suil was lied lo Ihe company's offer lo under- write Hie Republican national convent inn by al lime when il was scheduled tor Sim Diego. A letter accompanying lhc in- lormalinn lo the judge said UK len "will dispose of all chnrge.s of which Ihis office la presently nwnrc arising nut of his leslimo ny nl his confirmation hear ings." been working practically all night, and all street personnel arc assisting them in trying to get lhc sewer mcs under said Mur- ock. He iidtled that Ihe mud vashcd onto the slrcels will bej gnored until Ihe storm are cleared. "We've had reports every section of the city." said Murdock. "NK. SE, NW. SW-. hcy're all just as bad .al loinl." j Constant Itain Mill-dock noted that, the tor- rential downpour early Ihis norning capped the-last wcck- ind-a-hnlf of constant rain. "The ground has just been saturated." he said. "It just vouldn'l take anymore, bill Ihe water has lo go somewhere." According to The Gazelle's gauge, 2.2i inches of rain ell during lhc early morning 'loudbursl. If no more rain fell. Murdock indicated crews might inish mopping up yet Ihis after- noon, "hul another hcuvy rain ivnuld just set us hack that much Minor nniniige Iowa Electric Light nnd Power Co. reported "relnlively minor damage" due lo lhc storm. A hospital said: "Many other ca- sualties were taken to another hospital in the city but I don't attack in Maaiot and he replied: know how many." Most of the casualties oc- curred in Bin el Hclwch, Ihe largest refugee camp in Leban- on on Ihs outskirts of Sidon, ;i Mediterranean port city 25 I miles south of Beirut. Three other dead were rcport- in Nabaliyeh. a township 10 :miles southeast of Sidon. A total of 36 Israeli jets look in Ihe raids and "were guerilla Wednesday "No, 1 don't. Ihink so. There is no reprisal for the murder of 20 children." The command said all the Israeli jels returned safely. Israeli command an- nounced the discovery of two more bodies at Maalot Thurs- day and the death of one of the wounded. It put the toll at 30 dead, including the Arab attackers, and about 87 wounded. decline, the commerce d partment reported today. It said the drop in income w due to a decline in prices i ceived by farmers for livestoc and crops, combined with risin; production costs. Farm income in April was a an annual rate of billion down from billion i March and billion in Feb ruary. But over-all personal inconi of Americans increased in Apri for the third consecutive month climbing billion to a season- ally-adjusted annual rate o! billion, or a gain of 0.6 percent. Vote Admiral's House for Veep WASHINGTON (AP) The senate voted Thursday to desig- nate the Admiral's House on the Naval Observatory grounds as the official residence of the vice- president. The three-story house, built, in 1893, has been for 40 years the home of the chief of naval operations. Passage by voice vote sent [he senate resolution to the house, where bills are pending to construct a house for vice- presidents. spoke of the need for a strong American President equipped by experience to deal at the sum- mit with world leaders. He was asked if worse comes to worst, and he is put on trial 'by the senate could he simultaneously manage the affairs of the country and look after his own defense. he said-grimly. "And I intend to." During the course of Ihe inter- view more of a monologue than an interview the Pres- ident spoke with guarded op- ;imism about Republican pros- pects in November, when he ex- lects the "gut issues" of peace and prosperity to favor his larty. He got in a few mild licks it the "ultra-liberal" press. He ermed himself both a conserva- ,ve and a Wilsonian. The President looked well and trong. He also looked his full 60 ears. In response to a question, e said he sleeps very well as well as anybody at his age leeps." Having profited from arlier crises, he has been able D survive Watergate without tingling nerves and a churning tomach." Lost Incisiveness To this observer, it seemed evident that the President has (Continued: Page 12, Col. 1.) The army command 'saidj I among the dead in the Maalotj As the air raids progressed, !raid were 18 sludcnts. Ihe threei T O lo Pay J2 Million in Age Bias Settlement a mass funeral for the young victims of Hie Maalot raid was broken off when a group of youths broke through police lines shouting, "Death to the company spokesman siiid light- ning struck Ihrce primary lines knocking mil oledricily tor ISO customers in northern Marion, customers on Slinib court NE (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) Unexpected Conclusion to Long Wait for Bargain Palestinian commandos, Israeli soldier, a .family three, two Arab women three unidentified persons. Another Band Northern Israel was put on WASHINGTON (AP) The an labor department announced SIOUX CITY (UPn A Sioux City man who spent 33 hours trying lo win a car ended up in jail Wednesday on a charge of assault lo commit rape. The story goes like this: A local car dealer offered In sell n auto for !III cents to whoever was silling in the driver's seal at noon Wednes- day. The dealer opened Ihe car earlier Ihis week and said if someone could slay in Ihe vehicle until noon Wednesday. that person could buy it for the 911 cents. John Ashliick, Sioux Cily, got into lhc car annul 2 a.m. Tuesday, delcrmined to slay the full lime. His determi- nation impressed lhc local newspaper, and his picture was on Ihe front page Wednes- day morning. Police saw lhc picture and realized Ashlock was wanted on a charge of assault with in- lent lo commit rape. Officers arrested Ashlock Wednesday morning. 55 minutes before the time limit was to have ex- pired. lie was held in the Wood- bury county jail late Wednes- day. During his vigil, Ashlock turned down from some- one who wauled to occupy lhc scat. Harold Shear of Akron climbed in the car aflci- Ash- lock was arrested and won the chance lo buy it. (he alert Thursday after securi- ty forces discovered another band of Arab guerillas slipped across lhc Lebanese border dur- ing lhc night, the Israeli state radio reported. All schools were closed lo pre- vent any repetition of the Maa- lot massacre and the population was ordered lo remain indoors. Officials said the guerillas cul Ihe barbed-wire border fence near a small farm set- tlement, on lhc western edge of the Israeli panhandle that juts up between Lebanon and Syria. Security forces immediately began a search for the Arabs. Police with loudspeakers drove through Qiryal Shmonah, the largest town in the panhand- le, warning students to slay home. The town was hit by Arab guerillas on April 11, and 18 Israelis were killed. Tho chief of staff, LI. Clcn. Mordechai Cur, said Wetlnefday (Continued: Page ,'I, Col. 5.) ofThursday that a Standard Oil and: Company of California division lhas agreed lo pay million in back wages in the largest wage discrimination suit ever filed. The settlement between the department and the oil com- p a n y s Western Operations, payment by Pan1 Ameri- can World Airways in 1972 af- fecting 29 employes over 59 years old. In the Standard Oil case, an additional 40 former employes will share in the settlement but will not be rehircd, because they are either at retirement Inc., was entered as a consent decree in U.S. district court in San Francisco. The government charged Western Operations with violat- ing Ihe 1967 Age Discrimination i n Employment Act which makes il illegal to discharge a person between 40 and 65 years old because of age. Under Ihe agreement the company did not admit violating the law but agreed to rehire 120 employes discharged between Dec. 1, 1970 and Dec. 31, 1973. The fired employes included executives and service station managers in eight states whose annual salaries ranged from lo about Under Ihe settlement, they will receive back pay ranging from under to more than officials said. The largest previous scttlc- mcnl under the 1967 acl was a The company allegedly used age as a basis for discharging the 160 employes during the job cutback starling in December, 1971. Today's Index Comics Crossword Daily Record Deaths Editorial Features Farm Financial Marion Movies Society............ 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