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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 20, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather- Chance of rain to- night. I'artly cloudy Tuesday. Lows iguhjht upper 60s. Highs Tucs- Jay around 80. VOLUME 92-NUMBER 131 CITY FINAL 10 CENTS CKDAK RAPIDS, IOWA, MONDAY, MAY 20, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES A WWlf 64 Tape Demanded By Sirica WASHINGTON Judge John Sirica Monday ordered President Nixon to turn over the tapes of G4 conversations subpoenaed by Special Prose- cutor Leon Jaworski by May 31. But Sirica said he would stay his decision if the President's lawyers appeal the decision as expected. Cover-Up Trial The tapes are being sought by Jaworski as evidence for the Watergate cover-up conspiracy trial involving seven former White House and Nixon re-elec- tion committee aides. Sirica ordered the White House to prepare an index and analysis of what is contained on the tapes to be turned over, including any claims the President wants to make to keep portions of the tapes con- fidential. Sirica followed a similar course last year when Nixon's lawyers fought a subpoena for the tapes of nine conversations. In that case, Sirica upheld claims of privilege for two com- plete conversations and portions of a third. "The originals of all sub- poenaed items will accompany the index and analysis when transmitted to the Siri- ca's nine-page order said. "In addition, a separate tape .re- cording copies from the origi- nals containing only those portions of conversations since transcribed and made public should be prf-qred and deliv- ered along wit- subpoenaed materials." Year's Period Jaworski asked the court on April 16 to issue a subpoena for the 64 conversations spanning a year's period between June 20, 1972 and June 4, 1973. Sirica or- dered the subpoena two days later and 'on May 1 the White House asked that the subpoena be quashed. Sirica heard arguments on the issue a week ago and Monday rejected the President's ar- guments. "His attempt to abridge the special prosecutor's indepen- dence with the argument he cannot seek evidence from the President by court process is a Sirica said in an eight- page opinion. Sirica said lie would examine all the material privately and would provide the cover-up de- fendants "with any and all ex- culpatory material that may be found." He said he would also deliver to Jaworski "any and all nonprivileged matter" that he finds. Against Nowtin By Roland Krekeler ANAMOSA An attorney for Atwcll Junior Conner said Mon- day there is a "strong possibili- ty" ilis client may turn stale's evidence against George Junior Nowlin in connection with the March 10 murder of two Cedar Rapids teenagers. The attorney also said two separate polygraph examina- lions by highly-qualified ex- aminers show Conner lias been "highly Irulhful" in denying participation in acts which gave rise lo charges against the two. T h e attorney's statements came in a hearing in Jones county district court on a mo- lion 'to continue a Monday after- noon hearing on whether a .statement made by Conner lo police should be admitted into evidence against him. No Resistance Jones County Ally. David Itemlcy (liil not resist a continu- ance, lie also said he would not resist u motion lo continue triiils Warrant Charges Her In Shooting at Store -JPI Teleoholo ON THE'SLA'S TRAIL William Sullivan, director of the FBI's Los Angeles office, accompanies special police squad and dogs trained to pick up the scent of Patricia Hearst as they comb the city Sunday. Several houses were searched, but no SLA members were found. Barry: Nixon May Quit if Impeached NEW YORK (UPI) Senator Barry Goldwater (R-Ariz.) be- lieves President Nixon would change his mind about resigning rather than put the nation through the "televised horror" o f impeachment, Newsweek magazine reported Sunday. "As of this moment, he is not about to Goldwater said. "But if he begins to see that there is no way out, I think that rather than put the country through two or three months of televised horror, lie should seriously consider stepping down." Goldwater was. asked if he would be part of a G.O.P. dele- gation asking Nixon to resign. "I know of no reason now, in the middle of May, for me or any- one else to go and ask he said. "If I became convinced that this should be done, I would have no qualms about doing it. But I don't think the time is here yet." Keinccke Charge Meanwhile, in related case, a a federal the FBI "plays a Watergate- federal judge refused Monday to dismiss per- jury charges against LI. Gov. Ed Rcincckc of California or to transfer his trial from Washing- ton to Ihe West Coasl. Judge Barrington Parker said Reinecke had not provided suf- ficient evidence to support his charges Hint lie had been im- properly induced by special Watergate prosecutors to prov- ide evidence that could be used against him in his (rial, tenta- tively set to begin July 15. Parker rejected contentions by Reinecke niul his lawyers that lie could not receive a fair I rial in Ihe District of Columbia and Hint Ills defense would be loo costly n financial Ilii! trial were not moved California. The judge said that lifter con- sidering evidence presented in court last week, he concluded lhat Watergate prosecutors had made "no promise of leniency" and said the evidence showed Reinecke had cooperated "at ais own risk." Among other things, Reinecke is accused of perjury about when he told John Mitchell, former attorney general and manager of President Nixon's re-election campaign, about a offer from the Sheraton Corp. to underwrite the 1972 l.O.P. convention in San Diego. Elirliehman Charge In another judge, saying cat and mouse" with people it is investigating Monday indicated ie is considering dismissing one charge brought against former presidential aide John Ehrlich- man in the White House plumb- ers case. Judge Gerhard Gcsell raised lie question in reference to a charge that Ehrlichman lied lo Ihe FBI about his knowledge of [he White House plumbers unit's investigation of the Pentagon Papers case. Gcsell said that an FBI memo summarizing the interview with Ehrlichman did not make it clear whether the agent asked Ehrlichman about the "Pen- Uigon Papers case" or, more specifically, about Ihe brcakin at the office of Daniel Ellsbcrg's psychiatrist. Ehrlichman told the FBI that more than a year had elapsed since he had seen papers relat- ing to Ilio Pentagon Papers in< vofltigalion. Gcsell said that might have been correct if Ehr- ichman was referring to the original case brought against Ellsberg. Ehriicliman and five others ivere indicted by a grand jury on March 7, 1074, on charges of conspiring to violate the civil rights of Dr. Louis Fielding, a Beverly Hills psychiatrist who nad treated Ellsberg. In addition, Ehrlichman was indicted on one count of lying to :he FBI and three counts of ying to the grand jury. Republican Fund Meanwhile, Watergate w a s said to be hurting Republican fond-raising efforts, and Pres- ident Nixon's chief of staff Alex- ander Haig was quoted as say- ing, he was so disturbed by the ranscripts of the Watergate lapes that he had to re-evaluate his job. Haig, however, denied the Cliitclilc Never send a boy on a man's errand driver's card. unless he license and a has credit convrUilil Newsweek report through an aide as "totally false." "General Haig has never im- plied the need to re-evaluate his position and he challenges Newsweek to support this re- his associate said from the Florida White House at Key Biscayne. The fund-r a i s i n g problems were discussed by Republican leaders in separate interviews Sunday. Senator William Brock (R- chairman of the senate LOS ANGELES (AP) Six of her alleged captors dead, Pa- tricia Hearst now is hunted by hundreds of lawmen as an "armed and extremely danger- ous" member of the terrorists who kidnaped her 3'A months ago. Tho FBI, leading a blitzing search in this city for the rem- nants of the nearly decimated Symbionese Liberation Army, Monday charged Miss Hearst as the woman who pumped auto- matic rifle fire into a sporting goods store on Thursday at the outset of the most violent series of developments in the kidnap- ing case. As law officers continued combing Los Angeles Monday, the FBI said it believes Miss Hearst, the soft-spoken coed who 106 days ago was quietly planning a summer wedding, to be a comrade of what is left of the SLA. "Joined Forces" "Apparently she has joined forces with the William Sullivan, assistant director ol the Los Angeles FBI office, said of the 20-year-old newspaper heiress Sunday night. He added: "She will be given the oppor tunity to surrender. If she opens tire on FBI agents or police, the fire will be returned." Named in a warrant charging federal firearms violations were Miss Hearst and William am Emily Harris, a husband am wife in their late 20s. The Har rises are white. Sullivan said he believed thi trio were still in southern Cali formal "'A-'youtn who identifier Miss Hearst for the FBI sail she told him she raked the sporting goods store with rifli fire as she and the Harrise: made their getaway after a bun gled attempt to shoplift a pai of 49-cent socks. Bank Robbery On April 3 Miss Hearst de clared her allegiance to thi SLA, and called her father liar" for his statements abou the million free food.program he and the Hearst Corp. paid fo in an attempt to gain her re lease. She called herself "Tan ia" of the SLA. The FBI's informant, Ton- Dean Matthews, 18, said a woman he identified as Mis aid Sutler identified "one or more of the trio." Two Black Men Police said early Monday all nits were seeking a young .vhite woman and two black men "considered armed anc angerous and may be suspect- d SLA members" who tried to ffcr "several hundred dollars' o a landlady if she would give hem a room Sunday night. The woman was described as 8 to 20, blonde hair, blue eyes ivith a sawed-off shotgun on a ling concealed under her coat Vliss Hearst has light brown iair and brown eyes. The men were described as in their 20s one 6-foot-3 and the other 5-foot Police said when the landlad; refused to rent the room, shi was slashed at with a knife. Hei Republican campaign commit- tee, said, "I'm having a great deal of trouble raising money." He was interviewed with Rep. Robert Michel, head of the house Republican campaign committee on NBC's "Meet the Both said Nixon should not resign even if impeached by the house. G.O.P. chairman George Bush (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.1 Hearst and two other persons the Harrises held him fo more than 12 hours Friday afte commandeering his van truck ir a getaway from the sporting goods store shooting. He sail the woman called herself Tani and said she was a willing par ticipant in the April 15 ban! holdup in San Francisco whicl netted more than Sullivan said information about (Continued: Page 3, Col. 4.) Presidency Of France To Rightisl PARIS (AP) Conservative Valery Giscard d'Estaing, fo: years the strict finance minis .er in France's Gaullist govern ments, has become the repub ic's 20th president in an elec .ion that teould reduce frictio aetween Paris and Washington Latest official figures gav Giscard d'Estaing a lead only votes out of mor !han 26 million cast, mor .ban 87 percent the regis lercd vofers m the largest turnout ever in a French elec (ion. Interior Minister Jacques Chirac declared Giscard d'Estaing elected Sunday night with 50.71 percent of the vote, 1.5 percent more than that cast for Socialist Francois Millerand in the runoff election. Foreign policy played almost no role in the free-wheeling, six-week election campaign, as both candidates followed the "national independ- France with slight 't pation Miss Hearst's in that bank partici- robbery would be presented to a grand jury in San Francisco Monday. Sullivan also disclosed that a second Sutler, man, was Frank Richard abducted Matthews was released after about a.m. Friday. The FBI agent said Sutler was kidnaped when Miss Hearst and the Har- rises allegedly commandeered his Lincoln Continental. Sullivan theme of ence" for variations. But the first foreign notable to congratulate the new presi- dent was President Nixon in a protocol-breaking personal phone call, and French news- papers say this as an augury of an easing in the recenl prickly relations between the two nations. Giscard d'Estaing has prom- ised to make technical sugges- tions soon on European mone- tary problems and work toward eventual European unity in 1980. He is known to be on good terms with Helmut Schmidt, Ihe new chancellor of Wesl Germany and a man who is said to be anxious to improve European relations with the U.S. The election pivoted on do- mestic issues, mainly France's severe economic problem. It also reflected apparent voter "They'll aveTc ill Me" LOS ANGELES (AP) 'They'll have to kill me before go a woman identified as Patricia Hearst reportedly old a youth who lived in the louse where six Symbionese liberation Army members were tilled in a gunfight with po- ke. James Johnson, about 18, who lived with his mother, Christine, and four other chil- dren in the south central Los Angeles house, said a woman vhom he identified as Miss learst left the house with two ilack men less than 24 hours )efore the Shootout with police. "She looked Johnson said in an interview Sunday with the Los Angeles Times. "She acted like a beautiful person to me, real intelligent and all. She told me she was with them, on their side." Johnson, who 'said he talked with the woman for 30 minutes on Thursday, said she told him, 'They'll have. to kill me be- iore I go back. I'm not going back 'there." She had been carrying a handgun around the house and her hair was cut to just below the ears, he said. Johnson said he thought the woman' he called Miss Hearst wanted to stay in the house, but added "I think some brotheri tipped 'em off that the cops were on- to them and that's why they got Patty out of there. you know, their love for her." Two black men drove lip in a van and the woman left with them, Johnson said. Stephanie Reed, 18, who lives across the street from the burned-out SLA hideout, said she had talked to the four SLA women found dead in the house. "They had 'asked me to stay, you know, to join 'em, 'cause they needed more black people for their revolution and she said. "I just said, 'Yeah, I and that's all." I discontent 16 years of Gaullist rule that ended Hie dealh on April 2 of Presi- dent Pompidou. Kissinger Begins on Pact's Details JERUSALEM Secre- tary of State Kissinger, having won general approval for dis- engagement of Israeli and Syr- ian forces, now begins the task of ironing but details for an agreement thai could cr.d months of fighting and calm the Middle East battleground. Kissinger, now in Ihe 22nd day of his marathon peace mis- sion, wont back lo Syria Mon- day. With him he carried Hie blessing Ihe Israeli negotiating team gave lo his proposals Tor a line lo separate Ihe warring armies on the Golan llcighls. Final Agreement accepted making Ihe final The Syrians plan Saturday, agreement by the end of Ihe week nppcar a certainty. With agreement on the trou- jlcsome question of to separ- ation line, the focus of negolia- lions now is 'expected to shift toward subsidiary problems like the composition of a U.N. contin- gent lo man a buffer zone be- Iwccn the opposing forces, the thinning out of firepower and an exchange Of war prisoners. A senior American official said the buffer zone will vary in depth from less Mian a halt a mile lo a little over one mile. According to this official, Is- rael has agreed to permit Syr- ian policemen lo re-enter (owns and villages within the demili- tarized v.one along with Syrian civilians. Shuttling Daily Kissinger said he expected lo remain in the Middle East at least until Friday, shuttling al- most daily between the two countries. He 'held his eighlh session Monday with President Hafez Assad land Foreign Minister Abdcl llalim Khaddam in Damascus. He returns to Jerusalem in Iho evening lo meet With Pre- mier Golda Meir and other Is- raeli leaders. "You can assume Iliis will be Ihe pattern" over the next few days, said Ttoberl Anderson, a stale department spokesman. The sources fetid that under Ihe plan, the U.S. would help guard against violations by in- specting Israeli and Syrian troop movements and equipment in Ihe contested region. But on the Golan Heights Mon- day, fighting went into the 70th consecutive day, with Syrian ar- tillery aiming heavy fire at 42 Israeli positions, the Damascus military command said. Beirut newspaper, Al Hayat, said Palestinian guerilla groups have begun negotiations to ico- ordinale increased suicide at- tacks againt Israel. Meanwhile Lebanese army artillery fired on an Israeli patrol in (lie foothills of Ml. Hcrmon, ;i defense ministry spokesman reported in Beirut. The Beirut spokesman said that in return the Israelis shelled a Lebanese army post in the region but the Lebanese suf- fered no casualties. Stale Named In Suit for Million IOWA CITY-A million suit has been filed by an Iowa City firm against the state of Iowa, the attorney general, the state insurance commissioner and the superintendent of the securities department of the state. Continental Mortgage Invest- ment Co. claims the defcndents took unlawful action by issuing subpoenas and falsely repre- senting actions of the firm. The seven-page suit was filed late Friday in U.S. district court in Davenport. The petition states that in April, 1973, the state asked to examine the records of the com- pany, and, thereafter, threat- ened to dose clown the business. Negotiations The firm's attorneys contend that after several exchanges of information, and various legal (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.) Today's Index Comics .....................n Crossword..................17 Daily Record ................3 Deaths Editorial Features...........I! Farm ......................II Financial ..................18 Marion .....................12 Movies .....................10 Society Spoils Slate Television ..................1G Want Ads ................19-23   

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