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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 22, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather- Fair through Tliurs- iliiy. Lows low Highs Thursday mill 70s. VOLUME 92-NUMBKK KB CITY FINAL 10 CENTS CKIMK JtAI'IDS, IOWA. WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Patty Charged With Kidnaping LOS ANGELES (API-News- paper heiress Patricia Hearst anil two Symbionese Liberation Army comrades were charged Wednesday with kidnaping, as- sault and robbery. Tile three already had been accused of federal firearms vi- olations. District Attorney Joseph Birsch said the complaint charged Miss Hearst with 19 felony criminal counls, while William and Emily Harris were charged with 18. "In our opinion, Miss Hearst was acting on her own free he said at a news con- ference. Miss Hearst, 20, was herself a kidnap victim. The SLA claimed it abducted her from a Berkeley apartment on Feb. 4. In tape recorded messages later sent to her family, Miss Hearst said she joined the ter- rorist group. Shooting Incident The slate charges stemmed from a shooting incident at a sporting goods store last Thurs- day after which several vehi- cles were stolen and two per- sons abducted. Both were re- leased. Bail for the three Was set in advance of their capture at each. Maximum sen- tence for conviction on the rob- bery and kidnap charges is life imprisonment. Specific charges -against all three were five counts of as- sault with a deadly weapon, four counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to murder, four counts of first- degree robbery, one count of kidnaping, one count of kid- naping with purpose of rob- bery and three violations of the California vehicle code re- lating to unlawful use of vehi- cles. Busch said Miss Hearst was charged one extra count of assault with a deadly wea- pon as "an aider and abettor" in a knife .attack on a Los An- geles landlady. The woman said Miss Hearst and two men tried to rent a room Sunday night and when she refused, one of the men slashed at her with a knife, cutting her dress but leaving her unharmed. The complaint filed in Los Angeles superior court said Miss Hearst allegedly held a carbine during the knife at- tack. The men with her were listed only as "John Does." Press Search Meanwhile, hundreds of law- men their search for the say make up the remnants of the SLA. Heavily armed lawmen swarmed into the Los Angeles suburb of Van Nuys and into neighborhood Tuesday night Sacramento response lo some of Ihe scores of citizen reports claiming lo have seen Ihe Irio. Neither report checked out. But FBI agent Charles Bates, in charge of this case since Miss Hearst was kidnaped months ago, said early Wednesday Ihal one of Ihc lips is going to check out sooner or later. And he ap- pealed to Ihe Irio of fugitives lo intentions of walking into an ambush. The FBI said it had 200 agents working full lime, around-the- clock on (he case in the Los An- geles area. City police said all of their officers had been given descriptions of the trio at briefings being repeated for each shift. Patrols on the Mex- ican border south of Arizona and California were also on the lookout for the three. Residents in the San Fernan- do valley, just north of Los An- geles, reported that FBI agents knocked on doors Tuesday at apartment houses and showed residents photographs of Miss Hearst, who, like the Harris couple, is described as "armed and extremely dangerous." False Alarm At Sacramento, more than 100 FBI agents and police combed a black neighborhood Tuesday night after a report that Miss Hearst and two men tried to rent an apartment for two days, offering After three hours, officials called it off, with FBI agent John Reed saying the description by the apartnvnl manager failed to match Miss Hearst or the Harris couple. It marked at least the third time in recent days that apart- ment managers reported sever- al persons possibly including Miss Hearst tried to rent a room or apartment for just one or two nights, offering up to At Van Nuys, 400 miles south, at almost the same lime as tho Sacramento scramble, about 25 officers went to a home after a tip that a van used by SLA members might be in the area. Officers called it a false alarm. But the FBI expressed delight at citizen cooperation and agent John Morrison promised that all the tips would be checked. Tips have to the hideout of six SLA members slain Friday night and to known near misses of Miss Hearst and the Har- rises. Weed: She's Member Stephen Weed, who 'ivas en- gaged to Miss Hearst when she was abducted from the apart- ment they shared, said he be- lieves she is now a member of the SLA and would find it very hard to return to Iicr former life. "I tielievc it would be in- credibly painful for Patty to (Continued: Page 3, Col. 8.) Refuses Bugging, ITT Tapes WASHINGTON (AP) Prcs-lyou and the ranking minority ident Nixon Wednesday rejected it house judiciary committee subpoena for more taped presi- dential conversations and said the decision also applies to i "such further subpoenas as may hereafter be issued." member at the White House." One Transcript Earlier, Nixon offered the committee one edited transcript on the dairy industry and ITT. Nixon's lawyer, James St. Nixon told the committee he must "respectfully decline" to produce any more taped prcsi- 'Clair, said thc President feels he has already given Ihc com- mittee everything else it needs He did so in rejecting a pair of subpoenas for more White -louse tapes on the Watergate bugging and the President's daily diary. Nixon also rejected the com- mittee's request for tapes of 66 White House conversations dcal- ng with the dairy industry and International Telephone and Telegraph Corp. In a letter to Chairman Peter Telcphoto BELFAST SCENE A patrol commander of the Protestant Ulster Defense Assn. uses an overturned car as a lookout post at a Belfast barricade. SW. WASHINGTON (AP) The house Tuesday rejected, and probably killed, standby emer- gency energy legislalion that would have given President Nixon gasoline rationing powers in event of a renewed crisis. The house action coincided ,'ilh a warning by the Federal Power Commission that "even a slight disruption of fuel supply could produce power shortages" this summer. At the same lime, Ihe Ameri- can Automobile Assn. reported that there appeared lo be no surrender lo avoid more blond-i serious gasoline supply prob- sliotl. 'cms a'id that pump prices arc In At the llillsboroiigh mansion of Calhcrine and Randolph Hearst, family spokesman John Lcsler said Ihc parents "feel it's going In end soon, that it's going lo be resolved imminently." Go-Bclwccns Los Angeles Police Chief Ed Davis said the Irio could surren- der by contacting cither the local Press Club or the Los An- geles Counly Bar Assn., which would act as go-bcl weens. Bales said any sincere surrender at- tempi would be honored, bill warned Ihal Flil agents had no Tmlaifs Chuckle Kxcilrd new falher to his neighbor. "I've a he slionli'd, "it's a cownuiii holding steady. And, the head of a petroleum induslry research group said high prices for oil have reduced demand and the world is mov- ing rapidly towards an oil sur- plus. "For Some Time" ,1 o h n Lichlblau, executive director of the Petroleum In- duslry Research Foundation, Inc., Raid: "I would say if present price levels remain in force (he surplus could be wilh us for some lime, even if Saudi lain existing production limits." 'lie 207 lo 191 house vote against the centered on standby measure provision signed to roll back domestic crude oil prices lo pre-emhargo levels. A similar rollback provi- sion triggered the President's Gc A f B "ff" Shop (UPI) Thousands of British troops, their faces Mike in commando style, ar Rapids in at 2 a.m. Wednes- Dapping weeks of heated and tore down barricades e and controversy, the streets to enforce a ncil Wednesday approved- general strike. When inance that would permit came, defiant Protes- pping center to be built on put them up again. es near the intersection army operation, biggest hway 149 and Edgewood nearly two years, was without a major con- he ordinance, which must with Protestant loya- jroved twice more before it omes law, rezones 22 who have paralyzed North- and for commercial Ireland with their strike he vole on the ordinance any political moves 1 1 wilh Public might give Catholic Ireland nmissioner Richard say in Ulster politics. ting the lone dissenting daybreak virtually all he property is adjacent to 66 es previously zoned commer-. The entire 88-acre tract is site 6f a proposed shopping ter to be built by Hahn-New-n Development Co. of Over-d Park, were clear. But it was a short-lived peace and more than 100 roadblocks went up again during the morning. Men in combat jackets and the uniforms of extreme right-wing Protestant organizations A ft )pposition to the zoning Court by a group called a 1 Sensible Planning, which UM iConlinued: Page 3, Col. il F" A" n Rapids A defendant may be acquitted he did not know what he was was wrong, according to Iowa supreme court decision o of the original energy the While House made a 5-4 decision, the court would veto the standby Ihc 1966 conviction ol T E. Thomas of Cedar i addition lo the Thomas had been given a life sentence for allegedly vision and rationing his wife, Sharon Kaye, Ihe standby bill provided 17, 1965. andcd unemployment sanity had been Ihc lo cover workers left jobless fuel shortages. Rep. third-ranking house inblican, estimated the aridi-al benefits would cost up point of Ihc defense hroughoul the trial. Defense attorneys for Thomas never refilled the prosecution's claim that Thomas fired Ihe gun which his wife. billion a assistant Linn County Nearly 20 Thomas Horan said ic FPC report morning the case the nation's electrical most likely be retried.- ting capacity now has a plans right now are' lo go 'c, or safely margin, and retry the case rly 20 percent lo cope il comes back lo said tuations of peak summer a margin of Proof considered adequate overturning Ihc conviction, illy improved over supreme court placed Ihe of proof upon the prose- owever, the FPC staff lo prove Ihc defendant's nation's fuel supply is "beyond a reasonable provides very lillle cope with shortages. decision noted that Ihe oil allocated by Ihe ruling overturns a long- rgy Administration, rule of Ihe court. Hie slack .in the supply is one of Ihe majority of Hie report thai used the "M'Naughl- added that Hule" of common law lo de- ikdowns of generators whether insanity is an in natural gas supply plea. r Ihe projected fuel dislribu-pallerns and "it may It Says impossible lo transfer M'Nanghlon lest says Continued: Page Col. Page Col. 11.) manned them, clubs in hand. Sporadic violence broke out. Police Stoned In Dundonald, on the outskirts of East Belfast, police trying to remove a barricade were stoned by several hundred Prot- estants. A small-scale riot en- sued and army troops moved in to rescue the police. In the Newlownards Road area in East Belfast, a civilian riding a motorcycle was injured and a bystander slightly wound- ed by shots from an unknown ource. Thc British government had warned it would not yield to the demands of the self-appointed Ulster Workers Council, which called the strike to overturn the current power-sharing govern- ment and prevent what it called a sellout of the Protestant cause. "Won't Be Blackmailed" "The government will not be intimidated or blackmailed, a British statement said after a Tuesday night meeting between Prime Minister Harold Wilson and Northern Ireland Secretary Merlyn Rees in London. At mid-morning army and po- ice spokesmen described the sit- uation as fluid. They said some new barricades were going up, t the Protestant groups which erected them were taking some down as well. At one point in a heavily Prot- estant area, masked men dug a trench across a road to rein- force a barricade. An army hel- icopter hovered overhead but .roops made no move. Henry Keeps on By Associated Press Secretary of State Kissinger said Wednesday that "substan- tial agreement has .been reached" o'n a truce line to defuse the fighting on the Golan Heights front, but indicated he would not secure a full disen- gagement accord before he leaves the Middle East this weekend. Emerging from his latest talks with Israeli leaders in.Jerusa- lem before flying to Damascus, Kissinger said Israel and Syria had agreed to a "geographic demarcation" meaning a dis- engagement line. But "a whole range of other issues" still must be worked out, he said. Complex Subjects "I must caution thai each subject is very complex, heavy and full of .clauses and sub- said Israeli Informa- tion Minister Shimon Peres. The statements appeared to be a forecast that Kissinger would return to Washington without a pact to separate the Syrian and Israeli armies and leave final details to be settled by his aides. "I expect to leave this week- Kissinger told newsmen. The secretary plans lo'conlinue flying between Damascus and Jerusalem until Friday, working out more details of the disen- gagement. Syria predicted earlier that Kissinger would leave Ihc Mid- (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) Rodino clared: (D-N. J.) Nixon de- "Never-Ending" It is clear that the con- tinued succession of demands for additional presidential con versation has become a never ending process, and that to con tinue providing these conversa lions in response, to the con stantly escalating request would constitute such a massive in vasion into the confidentiality o presidential conversations tha the institution of the presidency itself would be fatally compro raised." Nixon repeated his assertion that the panel considering im- peachment resolutions already 'has the full story of Watergate, insofar as it relates to presiden- tial knowledge and presidential actions." "Production of these addi- tional conversations would merely prolong the inquiry without yielding significant aditional Nixon told Rodino, adding: "More fundamentally, contin- uing ad infinilum the process of yielding up additional con- versations in response to an endless series of demands would fatally weaken this office not only in this administralion but for future presidencies as well." Nixon contin- ued, "I respectfully decline to produce the tapes. and pres- idential diaries" requested by the subpoenas issued May 15 "and those allegedly dealing Watergate that may be called for in such further sub- poenas may hereafter be is- sued. Nixon concluded by restating that "if the committee desires further information from me about any of these conversa- tions or other matters, relaled jto its inquiry, I stand ready to answer, under oath, pertinent written interrogatories, and to he interviewed under oath by St. Clair said many of the 66 onversations sought by the ommittce in connection with he ITT and dairy industry mat- ers were not recorded and that others were not pertinent to the committee's inquiry. "We feel the operative con- versations have already been St. Clair said. All that will be supplied, he said, is a partial transcript of an April 4, 1972, conversation Between Nixon, former Atty. Gen. Mitchell and former White House aide H. R. Haldeman. St. Clair said testimony at the senate Watergate hearings shows that there was discussion of the ITT case during that struction bids were requested. By William L. Ehcrline DES MOINES .rial court went too far in prohi- Ihc bond purchaser withdrew biting Iowa Cily from issuing his bid. The city then cancelled nillion in parking revenue )onds for constructing new larking ramp, the Iowa siKsuit. ircme court said Wednesday. The court said, however, Ihe bonds until the alleged illegal payments from the general fund had terminated. Employing road use lax funds of the ramp pending outcome oflfw maintenance of city streets, including snow removal, is per- the bond sale and construction meeting. In Missing another major develop- ment, Rodino told reporters Tuesday that a significant por- tion of a March 17, 1973, White House trascript may be missing. Rodino said the tape record- ing representing that transcript apparently includes a discussion iy Nixon of the possibility of (Continued: Page 3, Col. 5.) Immunity Vote For Testimony On Connally WASHINGTON (AP) The senate Watergate committee Vednesday voted to grant im- munity from prosecution in re- urn for testimony from Texas awyer Jake Jacobsen about an lleged bribe to John B. Connal- y, commitlce sources said. Jacobsen has offered to drop is previous denials and swear hat Connally took from a airy-farmer cooperative, ac- ording to informed sources, 'onnally, former treasury sec- etary in the Nixon administra- ion, has consistently denied aking the money. It is unlikely that Jacobsen vill be called lo testify im- mediately. The normal process or confirming an immunity grant of this kind takes 30 days. Jacobsen's lawyer, Charles McNelis, had told committee nvestigators vould invoke thai Jacobsen the Fifth Amend- cily's plan for financing tliej )ond issue was illegal in that ilj imposed lo pay on-slreet park- .lurigc William Kads issued an injunction against sale and delivery of (lie bonds until due on a previous ng enforcement costs from Ihcj general fund lo channel more' larking meter revenue into wild retirement. The high court returned lo Fohnson county district court a awsuit filed by a group of Iowa 'ily taxpayers headed by R. rhomns Douglass and ordered a lew ruling conforming to its hidings. j bond issue was paid. lie also said nent and refuse to testify about he But, under a grant ot immunity, Jacobsen could be breed to testify or face the pos- sibility of being held in contempt of congress. The committee vole was 5-0. Two members. Senators Howard Baker and Edward Gurney, ivere not present for Wednes- day's brief meeting. Thc committee stopped short of granting Jacobsen complete immunity from any prosecution in the matter. Instead, it authorized "use immunity." which would pre- vent prosecutors from using any I milled by law. Justice Reynold-Uf .lacobscn's immune lesti- many against him in court. This is Ihc same type of immunity the committee once granted former White House Counsel John Dean. meter en- forcemont costs and the cost of maintenance of on-streel park- ing motored spaces would have lo be deducted from future parking meter revenues. Judge Fads held that the city's plan for paying enforce- ment costs out of Ihe city gencr- in Ihe relevant statutes indicates 111 a t the legislature intended that nic- tercil ou-slrcet parking areas should lose llieir character as part of the municipal slreet system for the purpose of road use tax fund expendi- Hie opinion said. Reynoldson also said Ihc record shows the balance due on the previous bond issue had Urban Renewal The city wanted to build the I bomb. "imp as part, of an urban re- icwal project. II adopted anordi- I using lax money lo pay off the Ward lleynoldson agreed with lance July providing fnrilhal parl of Fads' injunction, ssnance of bonds for Ihe rampi Ton Far o he financed solely from park- Hut it said Ihe Irial court ng mclcr revenue. on that ground was unwarrant- ed. The high court decision was by a five-member panel. Chief Justice Kdwin Moore and Justices M. L. Mason, K. David decree wenl loo far in concurred wilh "cynold- Ihe sale and delivery of Ihcl (Continued: Page .1, (.'ol. 5.) Index Comics Crossword Daily Kccord Deaths Editorial Features Farm Financial Marion Movies......... Sociely Sporls........... Slate Television Want Ads 91) 101! Kill lili 40 WM5H ID-70 ,...10-30 81) .IUIM5I)   

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