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— C loudy tonight ii od Friday with ii chance of rain. Lows tonight 55 lo 62. Void IMF 92 NUMBER |27 rn fdm* lh* trifid # OK DAR RAPIDS, IOWA. THURSDAY MAY Hi. 1974NIXON EMPHATIC: CITY FINAL IO CENTS ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES St. Clair Urges Open Hearings commission, WASHINGTON (AP) — White communications House lawyer James St. Clair lie said. I hut sday asked tile house judl    .Jury    Testimony nary committee to open Us im- chai,.man Rodino ,n.N J ) penehment hearings In Hic pub had sa|d „„ Wf,dnpsday lha| th(, lie and threatened to make ma    ..tin    i,..,i i.. . „^.i, ferial supplied by the W'hiH House to the committee public himself if the committee does not "I’m going to ask that these hearings all he made public,’’ panel still had to consider additional grand jury material which it was obligated to keep secret. St. Clair said he would ask the committee to make public everything it has heard including said St. Clair, the Presidents the grand jury testimony. chief Watergate lawyer, as he entered the hearing room. D ii ring a closed session Wednesday committee members had listened to the tape of a Sept 15, 1972, conversation the lease President had with ll. R. Hal Heman and .John Dean Rep Latta (R-Ohioi said he would support SI. Clair’s propos al except for the grand jury material which he said he did not believe the committee could re- Ketaliation 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 retaliation against the Washington Post for its reporting of Watergate. Tapes Reiter The Sept. 15. 1972, lape was one of two conversations the c o rn m i 11 e e members heard Wednesday. M o s t members agreed that listening to the tapes was better than reading the edited transcripts. Asked to compare the Sept 15 tape with the White House transcript. Rodino said, "I believe there are differences. Rut the differences are such that I am Even Temporary Move Ruled Out uge in This is the 25th Amendment: a "rather iatuous sug-by people By James J. Kilpatrick Copyright Washington Star Syndical* WASHINGTON - President    „    .    . M.    ,,    .    ... j    gestion.    advanced Nixon will not resign "under    b any circumstances.” He will not    wdo    do    no* know    what is going surrender his office even tempo-    wn ‘n    !dr    wor^ rarily to Vice-president Ford    Watergate    Sadness under the 25th Amendment If the house of representatives 'should vote to impeach, he will accept the verdict "with good grace.” He will then defend himself to the very end of a senate trial The President made these ! views perfectly < lear - empha tic President talked .soberly and sadly of the Watergate affair. He said it was true, as John Mitchell had surmised, that he would have "blown my top” if he had known of the bugging at the time. He recalled how much he had resented it when he learned that to bv Tom Merryrrwtn Heavy rains early this morning flooded streets in every section of Cedar Rapids, and caused much damage such as this collapsed sewer line near Third avenue and lenth 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." Nixon supported attempts to no* ck‘ar in mv own m,nd thal frustrate federal renewal of the licenses for Post broadcast outlets and to tie-up Post attorney failure to include the material was deliberate.” Rep. Mezvinsky (D-lowa) said Edward Bennett Williams for the tape gave "a much clearer weeks through FRI questioning, picture — much more focused reported the Post, the Ruston on the problem.” The strongest reactions came rom Reps. Drinan iD-Mass.i Globe and CBS. Sources quoted City Streets Flooded by Heavy Rains Bv Steve Melle Nixon as saying on the tape:    "The main thing is the Post is going to have damnable, damnable problems out of this one. They have a television station . . . and they’re going to have to get it renewed.” BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) and Waldie (D-Calif.), both counted among the strongest ad-1 sewer vocatcs of impeachment on tho|m*‘n,s committee. Drinan described the tape as "much more damaging than the White House transcripts. . . . When you hear how they have been planning and plotting your worst suspicions arc aroused.” More “Shabbiness” ‘Hundreds and hundreds” of Israeli planes rocketed bombed aircraft tire, a Lebanese de- Deputy I remiei The Post said that in the same conversation, Nixon referred to Williams and .said "I think we are going to fix the (sob.). Relieve me. We are    cerned    with    shabbiness    on going to We vc got to. because    par-f    0f    the    President    from back-ups, flooded    base-    an(j strafcd seven Palestinian  and streets overflowing lh,.lr    banks plagued    the    Cedar    ‘amps and guerilla llapids    area lodav    following    basds In lebanon rhursday, the what one city official termed d 0 f p " 5 e mimstr>' herc "one of the worst storms ever.” noun((H‘ A block of three-story apartment houses for low-income, workers was heavily damaged! "We have all our pumps and all our contractors’ pumps out trying to take care of sewer said Dick Jensen. in a rald nn ,h,‘ sou'hern Leban- Really clear — in an interview,..    ...    ...    . with this correspondent in lte,    offices    had been bugged Oval office Tuesday morning. 1h,s    . Senatorial cane He acknowledged that he had pa    , rc"lcmbered '%8 given “long thought" to the pus- jw,lh cdu ,    kTh<f Ability of resignation. For one ™5. ndt °n>y surveillance by the I overriding reason he has now1,1*'-'"W™ by ‘I*JBI. discarded thai    option    and    will and, |J'    Hoover told me I not consider it    again    For    him-«lt»t my    piane rn the last two I to resign under the pressure of woe was hugged. .mere popular    opinion, in    his! Nixon    ate# discussed the now view, would    fatally    weaken famous    White House tapes; He I Presidents of the future.    thought he was wrong ever to As for taking temporary ref- ^ave Permitted these recordings ------_---j in the first place, but he sup- 1^ 0    posed the remaining tapes even- 2 /O P^rmPr tually will be deposited in a presidential library for the use Inrnmo    of hist°nans 25 or 30 years llUOmc urop hence, after the participants are I WASHINGTON (AP) - In- dead‘ comes received by the nation s    Strong    President farmers dropped 12 percent in in a long soliloquy, Nixon April, the fourth straight month spoke of the need for a strong of decline, the commerce de- iAmerican President equipped by partment reported today. jexpcrience to deal at the sum- 1 It said the drop in income was Unit with world leaders. He was Pro .;jnni    Cnkpnim    Katvir    ana    ^ue ,0    a decl‘ne ‘n Pr*c‘es re* | asked    if worse    comes    to worst, President    Ephiami    Katzi    and    ceived    bv farmers for livestock,and    he    is    put    on    trial    by    the {■’ mioniand crops, combined with rising senate could he simultanpniKlv fense ministry commun, quell r i e d to calm the angry prodxlJon cost,    manage    th* affaTrs of ^he ...id    ,.irn,.,s    Ihr rv orhy    dM    IfU    OI    mf It said the attacks lastediof Salad hut gave up and de an annual rate of $25 2 billion, defense about 20    minutes.    They    came    parted under heavy police    down    from $28 6 billion in' less than    24    hours    after    the    guard    March    and $29 I billion in Feb- Arab terrorist attack in Maalot -Bombing, Rocketing” ruary. But over-all personal income ^UIinS fhe course of the inter Israeli Jets Pound Palestinian Camps; Casualties May Top IOO .forced to flee by our anti- i* arm income in April was at,country and look atter his own "Yes.” he said grimly “And I intend to." (Photos on Picture Page) Associated Pre newsman Nabih Basho. telephoning a re backups.” while Waldie said. "Those he’s a bad man "Irrelevant" St (’lair said, "The transcript we released related to Watergate We left out the irrelevant material.” The White House lawyer called the leak of the committee’s transcript of the Sept. 15 tape a breach of its rules of confidentiality. White House Deputy Press Secretors Gerald Warren said subsequent challenges bv pro-Nixon groups to the ownership of the Post New "week stations in Jacksonville. Fla., and Miami had nothing to do with the Nixon remarks "The discussion does not im ply the intent to use the fedora connie the edited transcripts would have their concern enhanced considerably." Committee rn embers also heard relevant portions of tho tape of a .lune 30. 1972. meeting involving the President, Hal-deman and former Attorney General Mitchell. The next day, Mitchell resigned as head of the President’s re-election committee Subpoena Delayed N o n e of the committee members interviewed after the session said they heard any ethnic or religious epithets on the tapes Published reports, vehe Intently denied by the White 11 iContinued Page 3. Col. 7 > * the said: attack was in ‘‘They're com- Additional Pictures on Pages SA and 9A. 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 tim*' to evaluate the damage when contacted this morning, but estimated there were at least two dozen streets under as much as three and , _. .    4    .    in    northern    Israel,    which    left    30    *)0ft cse city of adon. First reports    d(,ad.    deluding    lh,    prongs said casualties appeared to be    Paloslinian    ,orr„nst>.    An    ■*    ');ms    art- bombinc. rn “    “    —    are of Americans increased in April vlrvv more of a monologue for the thud consecutive month,: f^an an interview — the Pres- high The senior doctor at Sidon's regional hospital said 50 casualties wire received there and that ti of the victims were dead. An Arab guerilla at the apartment complex said as many as 30(1 persons may have been killed or wounded in that area alone. There (nation of this climbing $7 billion to a season-! ld,’nl ‘P01"’ 'vl,h girded °P-ally-adjustcd annual rate of bmism about Republican pro*- . .    they    are    rocketing,    they o her 87 were wounded.    ..    .    *    .    v    ., strafing. The city is shaking. Ran for Cover    ^    minutes    after    his    tele- Air raid sirens sounded in this phone call communications with capital city and people ran for Sidon were cut. Israeli jets sticaked Among the other reported tar si. 108 4 billion, percent or a gain of 0.6 Vote Admiral's House for Veep WASHINGTON IAP, - The peels in November, when he expects the ‘‘gut issues" of peace and prosperity to favor his party. He got in a few mild licks at the "ultra-liberal" press. He termed himself both a conservative and a Wilsonian. The President looked well and cover as overhead.    ge(s    was    tbe ai Ashbal refugee, Beirut’s international airport, camp also near Sidon, where'senate voted Thursday to desig-lstrong He also looked his full BO the busiest air traffic center in    teenage Palestinian guerillas    na,e ,he Admiral’s House on    the    years. In response to a question. the Middle East, was closed dur-    receive military training    Naval Observatory grounds    as    he said he sleeps very well - was no official confir- mg the air raids. There was no    The sm)nd‘ ]arcost    refugee    the off,c,al residence of the vice-,    “as well as anybody at his age word that the Israeli planes at-    * R.,shidieh on    tho out-    Pros,dpat    I    sleeps." Having profited from camp at Kasfnmen, on me out Thc three.storv house< built in ear|ier crises< he has becn abJe One of thc apartment build- tacked Beirut itself. four feet of water making pas- jnftS was demolished. Entire sage impossible.    walls and all the windows were Street Cave-In    blown out in others. Bomb Murdock said the heavy rains craters 20 feet deep could be resulted in a ten-foot street seen all around the area, cave in at Third avenue and    -Manx    Casualties" Tenth siree! SW He said the Th<>    a| ^ r icna, force of Hie oater cauked the    ^    „Man>,    ^    ca    ri,ia s...., ii, a|'5<    has    "ualties were taken In another Wednesdev and he replied depart rn, nl has    jn    ^ d|y b(j| ,    don,, know how many.” kirts of In Tcl Aviv thr tarv command said Arab "tor- and 12 rorist positions’’ in south Lehan- border, on were attacked An Israeli tacked, defense ministry spokesman was asked if the air strikes were in retaliation for the Arab attack in Maalot the Biblical town of ... _    ..    #    n    *    a    ,1893. has been for 40 years thc to survive Watergate without Israeli mill- >re, 4 miles south of ,ru ; home of the chief of naval "tingling nerves and a churning operations.    I    stomach." Passage by voice vote sent    losi    incisiveness thc senate resolution to the miles from the Israeli also was reported at- Kleindienst Pleads in ITT Case practically street personnel Guilty VV A S ll I N P T () N (AP) million as attorney genet al Former Attorney General Klein The hearings ran from March 2 diciist pled guilty Thursday to April 27. 1972 to a misdemeanor charge that Jaworski in a letter, written In* refused to answer quotations May IO, said also about the ITT ease when he ap "Our investigation has tailed pea red before the senate judici to disclose any criminal conduct ‘ The sewer been working night, and all are assisting them in trying to get thc sewer lines under control, said Murdock Ile added that the mud washed onto the streets will he ignored until the storm sewers are cleared ary eomnuttei The charge. spe brought by rial prosecutor Loon Jaworski antitrust cases carries a possible line of SMK! to $1 .non and a possible jail term of one to 12 months. Judge George Hart, said that the court would expedite senteneing hill pointed out that under the plea Kleindienst would he sentenced to .ii least one month iii jail and ii $ Mid line. Jaworski charged that Klein (liens! "(lid refuge and fail to answer accurately" questions nn the ITT ease during 1972 con I ii in.it Kin hearings on his nom by Mr Kleindienst iii tin* man nor iii which he handled the ITT "Iii one of the cases he successfully opposed a direct presidential order lo abandon an appeal and leave tin* government without any relief." Toifiii/** t hucklr All that is needed to grow a vigorous cover of grass is a crack iii your sidewalk It was this diciission Nixon about which Kleindienst had refused to testify Jaworski has been investigat mg whether out of court settle men! of the ITT suit was tied to the company's otter to under write tin* Republican national convention bv $ too lino at a time when it was scheduled lot San Diego A letter accompanying the information to tile judge said the plea "wdl dispose of all charges ol which tins office is presently aware arising out of his testimony at his confirmation hear mgs ” "We’ve had reports from every section of the* city.” said Murdock "NE. SE. NW, SU they're all just as bad at this point " ('(instant Rain Murdock noted that tilt' tor rential downpour early this morning capped the last week and a-hall of constant rain "The ground has just been saturated ” he said “It just wouldn't take any more, tint the water has to go somewhere According to Tile Gazelle s Wi,I,! ram gauge. 2.22 inches of rain fell during the early morning cloudburst ll no more rain fell Murdoc k indicated crews might tonsil mopping up yet this alter noon. "hut another heavy rain would lust set us hack that much more Minor Damage Iowa Electric Light and Rower Ce reported "relatively minor damage” due to the* storm A company spokesman s.cid light tiing struck three primary lines knocking out electricity I or IJH customers in northern Marion. 40 customers on Staid) court NE (Continued Page 3. Col 3 ) Most ot the casualties occurred in Ein el Mel web. the largest refugee camp in Lebanon cm th:* outskirts of Sidon, i Medrerranean port city 25 miles south of Beirut Three other dead were report cd iii Nabatiyrh, a township IO miles southeast of Sid rn A total of 36 Israeli jets took part in the* raids and "were "No, I don’t think so There is no reprisal for th** murder of 20 children ” The command said all the Israeli jets returned safely As the air raids progressed, a mass funeral for the young victims of the Maalot raid was broken off when a group of youths broke through police lines shouting. "Death to the Terrorists!** The Israeli command announced the discovery ol two more bodies at Maalot Thursday and the death of one of the wounded. It put the toll at 3(1 dead, including the Arab attackers, and about 87 wounded. Thc army command said among the dead in the Maalot raid were 18 students, the three Palestinian Israeli three, two Arab women three unidentified persons Another Rand house, where bills are pending ^() ,dl,s °b**'rver\ it seemed evident that the President has (Continued: Page 12, Col. 1.) to construct presidents. a house for vice- To Pay $2 Million in Age Bias Settlement WASHINGTON (AP) — The $250,000payment by Pan Amen commandos, a n labor department announced] can World oldicr, a family of Thursday that a Standard Oil Airways in 1972 alem ployes over 59 Unexpected Conclusion to Long Wait for Bargain • ,,    ,    ,    ...    I    feeling    29 and Company of California division has agreed to pay $2 million in    , back wages in thc largest wage , ,n standard ii (vim*, an discrimination suit ever filed. addl"“nal w    «»!>%•'•* The settlement between the ^ in the settlement bu. department and the oil com-"dl no' * rehired. p a n y ■ s Western Operations. (hl'y ar“ e"htT at rcm t'ment SIOUX (TTY it PP - A Sioux (Tty man who spent 33 hours trying to win a iv ended up iii jail W ediiesdav on a charge of assault to commit rape T he story goes like this A local car dealer ottered to sell a 1963 auto for 98 cents to whoever was sitting iii the driver’s scat at noon Wednesday The dealer opened the ear earlier this week and said it someone could stay iii the vehicle until noon Wednesday , that |H*rson could buy it for the 98 cents John I). Ashlock, Siouv City, got into the car about 2 a til Tuesday, determined to slay the lull time His deteiini nation impressed the local newspaper, and his picture was on the trout page Wednesday morning Police saw the picture and realized Ashlock was wanted on a charge of assault with in-t(*nt to commit rape Officers arrested Ashlock Wednesday morning. 55 minutes before the time limit was to have ex pi red He was hold iii the Woodbury county jail late Wednes day During his vigil. Ashlock turned down $50 from someone who wanted to occupy thc scat Harold Shear    of Aki ut climbed iii the car after Ash lock was arrested and won tin* chance lo buv it Northern Israel was put on I the alert Thursday after security forces discovered another hand of Arab guerillas slipped across thc Lebanese border during thc night, the Israeli state radio reported AII schools were closed to prevent any repetition of the Maa- jng the |96> Age Discrimination lot massacre and the population was ordered to remain indoors. Officiate said the guerillas cut the barbed-wire border fence near Manors, a small farm sct- lnc., was entered as a consent decree in U.S. district court in San Francisco. TLn    „    .    ,    ,    cigc    ,) ileitis lor uisciiarging T he government charged ,u\ .....    ,    ,    ..    r ,    ?    .    the    I    ho    employes    during he job \i vio at-    /    v    . age or ill or had becn deficient in their work The company allegedly used age as a basis for discharging Western Operations with i ti Employment Act which makes it illegal to discharge a person between 40 and 65 years old because of age. Under the agreement the tlcmeiil    on    the    western    edge    ot    conlpany did not admit violating lh,.    Israeli    panhandle    thai    nils    th(, ,aw but d rcl)jrf up between lebanon and Syria    ,    discharged    between Security torc.-* immediately ,)(r u<,7« and i^, 31 )973 began a search for the Arabs    (l|.,.d    ,    1Bc(udfd Police with loudspeakers1 drove through Qiryat Shtnonah, cutback starting 1971. in December, executives and service station managers in eight states whose annual salaries ranged from the largest town in the panhandle. warning students to slav u.0 ,Ml,.,    . ,    .    $8.(NIO    to about    $40,000 home Hie town was    hit    bv, .    ... Arab guerillas on April    ll,    and 18 Israelis were killed The chief of staff, Lt Gen. Mordechai Cur. said Wednesday Under the settlement, they: will receive back pay ranging from under $10,000 to more than $50.(HK), otiieials said ^ The largest previous se!tie-Continued Page 3, Pol.5 ) |ment under the 1967 aet was a Today s Index Comics    31 Crossword    31 Daily Record    3 Deaths    .3 Editorial Features    6 Farm    16 Financial    32 Marion    33 Movies    Ct Society    26-29 Sports    21-25 State    4,5 Television    ..    3(1 Want Ads    34-39 ;