Cedar Rapids Gazette, May 23, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

May 23, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 23, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Mostly cluudy through Lows tonight urouml 50. Highs Fri- day in the 70s. VOUJMIC 92 NUMBER 134 CITY FINAL 10 CENTS CEDAR. KAPIDS, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 23, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Ervin Pane! WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. court of appeals turned down the senate Watergate committee's long-standing de- mand for five White House Wa- tergate tapes Thursday, ruling that the material would be "merely cumulative." The committee, chaired by Sen. Sam Ervin has been trying to get the tapes since July 23. The court, in an unanimous opinion, said "we have been shown no evidence indicating that congress itself attaches any particular value" to having both the senate committee and the house judiciary committee scru- tinize the five conversations si multaneously. Probes Overlap The court said that as far as the subpoenaed tapes are con- cerned the investigative objec- tives of .the house and senate committees substantially over- lap and added "both are ap- parently seeking to determine, among other things, the extent, if any, of presidential involve- ment in the Watergate brcakin and the alleged cover-up." The court added that the house impeachment inquiry al- ready has each of five tapes sub- poenaed by the senate commit- tee, and the Ervin committee's need "is from a congressional perspective merely cumula- tive." Meanwhile, the chief counsel of that house inquiry said the White House-edited transcripts of the presidential conversa- tions were inadequate evi- dence for the committee's im- peachment inquiry. John Doar said briefing he told a Telephoto HUNTING Highway iPatrbl Sgt. Jack Becker studies an FBI wanted poster while Patrolman R. G. Grossbach watches cars leave Los Angeles as the hunt for Patricia Hearst and SLA members spreads through southern California. Life Prison Term Now Faces Patty eslified she had seen a black knock on the door of the oom in Rienow hall, a U. of owa coed dormitory, in which jarah Ann Ottens, 20, was mur- dered the afternoon of March 13, 973. Both before the grand jury and at her court appearance Vcdnesday, she testified the nan was not Hall. "I Lied" Appearing before a hushed "ourtroom Thursday, she admit- ed, "I lied, I was scared. The man was Hall." Under sharp questioning by he prosecution, the woman said she had told her supervisor at lienpw hall Wednesday that she lad lied. It was while serving as a maid at the dormitory that she now says she saw Hall. Following her admission to LOS ANGELES (AP) Pa-, tricia Hearst faces the possibili- ty of life in prison as she is hunted as kidnap suspect rather than kidnap victim. In a further dramatic turn- about since her Feb. 4 .kidnap- ing by the Symbionese Libera- tion Army, the 20-year-old coed and heiress to a publishing for- tune had 19 felony charges lodged against her Wednesday by Los Angeles County District Attorney Joseph Busch. at a newsj "She closed com- mittee session that inaccuracies and deletions in the transcripts make them unsatisfactory. Doar said his appraisal of the White House transcripts in gen- eral was based on comparisons between them prepared by and the transcripts committee from .tapes of the same conver- sations in its possession. Inaccuracies He said he was particularly concerned about what he de- scribed as inaccuracies in the White House transcript of the crucial conversations between Nixon and former White House counsel John Dean before March The two had long conversa- lions about Watergate during that period. ''There are enough dif- ferences between the White House transcripts and Doar said, "to make me believe (he committee should not rely on the transcripts in a constilu- opinion, Miss Hearst was acting on her own free he said in outlining the charges, which in- cluded four counts of robbery, a deadly weapon with intent to commit murder and two of kidnaping. They were filed against Miss Hearst and William and Emily Harris. No "Brainwashing" Busch said he could nol ac- e p t arguments that Miss Hearst's actions were forced, or [he result of "brainwashing" by her captors. "Based on conversations with the victims" some of whom said she identified herself and discussed her conversion to the SLA weapons tional matter." Earlier some committee members said Nixon's refusal to comply with a subpoena for It Watergate tapes is providing new grounds for impeachment, turn slug "It means "It means the cover-up con- said Rep. George Daniclson after Nixon notified the committee Wednesday he would not comply with llic subpoena or any other it issues for Water- gate material. "It's hurting him with the said Railsback (R-lll.; Rep. one Tom of a number of Republicans who ex- pressed disappointment at Nix- on's action. "Grave Matter" Chairman Peter Rodino (D- calling Nixon's refusal very grave scheduled (Continued: Page.1, Col. Today's Chuckle The quickest way for molhcr lo get her children's ;i Icntlon Is to sit down and look comfortable. convrium faces Busch life imprison- said. "In our were said to include Tom Dean Matthews; Patty's mother, Catherine; and Steven Weed, the 27-year-old tutor she fell in love with in high school and was to marry this summer. It is-Matthews, 18, who repor- tedly told FBI agents that Miss Hearst said she fired 30 rifle shots during a getaway from a sporting goods store last week. He said she and the Harrises kidnaped him, and said Miss Hearst told him she had willing- ly taken part in the bank rob- bery and had joined the SLA of Randolph Hearst, is editor and her own free will. The search for the three fugi- tives continued to center on Los Angeles, but .FBI agents..de- clined to be specific about leads. Surrender Pleas Appeals mounted for them to surrender. "Stop running, and urged a front-page message to "Bill, Emily and Patty" in Wednesday's San Francisco Ex- aminer, of which Patty's father, president. "There is no safe place to the message said. "Death' may' be only a, breath away: -iBut' Y6u-can'r'surrender and safely." A s k p d about the lales charges against his daughter Hearst said, "There's nothing to say, really." Hearst has said he thinks his daughter was brain (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) Superior Calls Nixon Jesuit Aide To Boston To "Pray and Reflect' voluntarily fired and stole automo- the district attorney said. Busch called again on the three to surrender, but ex- pressed doubt that they would and said there would be "no deal." He said he believed it was the first lime a kidnap vic- tim had become a kidnap sus- pect. Extra Charge Miss Hearst and the Harrises, white couple who police say comprise the remnants of the SLA. were charged with 18 counts each. A 19th charge, of aiding and abetting assault, was filed against Miss Hearst, and it raised (ho possibility that police believe she may not be with the Harrises. The assault charge accused Miss Hearst of being with two black men who tried unsuccess- fully lo slash a Los Angeles landlady last Sunday when she denied the three a room. Some of the other alleged "sightings" of Miss Hearst have placed her with persons oilier than the Harrises, and an IB- year-old youth says he saw her leave a Los Angeles house last Thursday with two black men. It was that house where six SLA members died in a fiery shoot- out last Friday. Sun Francisco Jury Meanwhile, in Sun Francisco, a grand jury was to hear lesli- mony Thursday about an SLA bunk robbery there and (he kid- naping of Miss llearsl, Witnesses BOSTON (AP.) The Rev. John McLaughlin, the Jesuit priest and presidential aide who recently defended President Nixon's use of profanity, has been called to Boston by his religious superior for "prayer and reflection." The Rev. Richard Cleary, pro- vincial of the Jesuit Fathers of New England, said Wednesday .here was a possibility vIcLaughlin could be asked to cave bis White House post, or dismissed from the order. Clcary, who noted McLaughlin was living apartments questioned whether the priest living up lo his vow of lovcrty and obedience. One bedroom units in the Wa- tergate apartments rent for to a month. No Decision McLaughlin said Thursday lie lias not decided whether to heed his religious superiors' call. in II i ii Watergate Washington, exclusive Watergate apart- ments. "Speaking for myself, I would not live he said, adding that Jesuits usually are re- quired to live in Jesuit commu- nities. "I will be asking him to take a brief time away for prayer about his situation and reflec- tion with Cleary said, ad- ding he was asking McLaughlin to come to Boston as "soon as ho can get lime to do it." Cleary said, "I do not intend to hurt him. .1 am nol saying he is nol in good standing as a Jesuit priest." He said no actual permission had been given for McLaughlin lo work in the White House, al- though he said sonic encourage- ment was given. "I understood it was research writing and special assignments for the Clcary said. "He has made recent state- ments on his own. It is my un- derstanding this is not what he McLaughlin told a newsman was originally hired for... received a letter Thursday lie irom Cleary. received llic letter about an hour Father McLaugh- lin said. "I wan! to study it. I want to rcflccl." lie said he plans lo meet with newsmen Friday lo dis- cuss his case. McLaughlin recently spoke out in defense of Nixon, saying lie was a grcal moral leader and I hat, his use of curse words was a necessary release mecha- nism. "Against Moses" Clcary, asked if he would agree with Mclaughlin's de- fense of profanily, said, "1 would be standing up against Moses if I did "Hum si nol take I ho mime of Ihy L and (iod in vain'." lie said McLiiughlin was nol speaking for the Church. Clcary also snltl lie had no record of McLaughlin being given permission lo live in At a news conference in Chi- cago, McLaughlin was told of llcary's statements. McLaughlin responded b y saying, he did not intend to speak for the Church. He sak he had conducted a survey of 9 of the 10 Jesuit provinces in the U.S. and said he found only 3C letters and 6 in quiring about his actions or pro testing them. Three Options Responding to questions at a news conference in Boston Wednesday, Clcary said he hac three options in dealing wi McLaughlin: to do nothing, instruct him lo leave the While House or lo recommend his dis missal from Ihe Jesuit order which would not necessarily al fed his status as a priest. Cleary declined to speculal on what course he would take He said all Jesuits are require to make an annual eight-day re treat, and thai is what, lie is ask ing McLaughlin lo do. Regarding McLaughlin's atti Hall Trial Witness: Lied About Identity Sy Ford Cliirk Mrs. Jones said Thursday that IOWA CITY Events in the earlier phases of the ames Hall murder trial took a Iramatic turn Thursday morn- ng with a defense witness ad- investigation "I did not recog- nize Hall as the man I saw in the hallway, but I do recognize him now and I realized lie was Wounded nitting that "out of she, led to the grand jury and at thei'be when I lied to the court rial. I Tuesday." Rosemary Jones previously! anothcr surpl'isc mcnt, Juror James M. owa City, was dismissed from he jury shortly before Mrs. Jones' testimony. Jury Admonished As an alternate was seated, Judge Louis Schultz admonished he jury "you are not to attach any significance or importance o this During the morning recess, lowever, Judge Schultz added a new phrase to his list of inslruc- ions to the jury. "You are not to listen to any news broadcasts concerning this rial if you are in the iresence of such a broadcast, 'ou are to turn away from it." Following Mrs. Jones' testi- mony, defense attorneys called 'or a mistrial on the basis of the change in testimony, a motion hat was denied by the judge. The court was then recessed until p.m. when the court was to hear closing arguments. ler supervisor, she said she was contacted by BCI Agent John Jutte Wednesday, who warned ier she could face possible im- irisonment of ten years to life "f convicted of perjury. Won't Prosecute The slate prosecutor, Garry Woodward asked Mrs. Jones, "And did not County Attorney ?arl Goetz tell you and your at- torney he was not interested in now.'teV the She replied thai hi did. "Why did you asked Woodward. "Because I- was scared li Mrs. Jones replied. Officials said the supervise1' notified the BCI about Mrs. Jones' statement. She previously testified Tues- day to standing at the end of the iiall and seeing an unidentified )lack knock on the door of the murder room. Thursday she testified she left a public restroom and walked jast Hall and saw him knock on the door. She said Hall then left by the elevator. Didn't Recognize Under defense questioning, Mrs. Jones said she had not recognized Hall at first. She said she had seen pictures of Hall and had not recognized him as the man she had seen outside the room where the body of Miss Ottcns was found. She also said she had not recognized Hall in a lineup of five black men at the Johnson county during crime. She said she also had not re- cognized him outside the court- room, but became aware of who he was "when I was too scared to do anything about it." Saw Alive Mrs. Jones admitted she hadj sheriff's department investigation of the 'May Get No Pact on This Trip1--Henry DAMASCUS (AP) .Secre tary of State Henry Kissjnge said Thursday that, while 'ther has been "great progress" to ward a Syrian-Israeli disen gagement agreement, he ma be unable to complete it durin his current mission. "But we will continue to per severe in the next few h added in a luncheon toast befor resuming critical negotiation with Syrian President Hafe Assad. Kissinger gave the luncheon for Foreign Minister Abde Halim Khaddam and othei Syrian officials. In the toast, the secretary described a separation of Israel and Syrian forces as "a firs step" for a "just and permanen peace" in the Middle East. "It is time that the peoples o the Middle East begin to devote their talents to peaceful pur- he said. Then, referring to his current disengagement effort, Kissinger said: "It is my judgment that we have made great progress in the negotiations. Even if we should for some reason not com- plete it in this session we will surely bring it to a successful conclusion in the near future." There was no immediate ex- planation of the apparent con- flict between Kissinger's ex- pressed willingness to remain in the region a "few days" and a senior U.S. official's comment earlier that the. secretary in- tended to complete his mission by Friday. The official, unnamed under NEW YORK (UPI) A young lan heavily armed and dcmand- ig a large sum of money hijack- d a helicopter from a midtown eliport Thursday and forced it o fly to the top of the Pan Am uilding, where he was cap- ared. One of two hostages was 'ounded. The man, about 25, with long air and .torn jeans, was sub- ucd after the pilot hostage verpowered him and police termed the helicopter. He earlier had demanded ei- her million or the mount was unclear and or- ered it delivered by a young 'oman in a bikini, police said. Pilot Wounded The pilot, identified as Thom- s Oliva, was wounded in the arm. The second hostage, be- eved to be a ground crewman, vas identified as Bill Hale. Police said the hijacker was rmed with a sawed-off shot- un, a small zip gun and three ticks which he said were dyna- mite. Police said he threatened to lowup the craft unless his de- mands were met. Dozens of Police Dozens of police.were sent to .-atop juilding which towers over" neighboring Grand- Central sta- tion on busy 42nd street. At least two police helicopters hov- ered over the area while the hijacker was subdued. A spokesman at the Wall street heliport said the hijack- ing 'began there at p.m. with the craft first flying to Bel- mont park and then returning to Manhattan and the 34th street heliport to refuel. Officials there said the chop- per touched down, but stayed "or only about 30 seconds and ook lien off without refueling. It headed to the Pan Am tutlc toward the controversy over his status at the While House, Clcary said, "He likes to fed it's a political question. I do not feel it is. The question at issue is a religious one." seen Sarah Ann Oltens alive at-1 the briefing rules, said that if tcr she reported to have seen Kissinger considered the gap Hall knock on the door of the murder, room. According to Mrs. Jones, Miss Otlens was in the company of a friend, Brcnda Simpson. too wide to bridge he would sus- pend the peace mission, but if he saw a chance for success he would make a final shuttle be- tween Syria and Israel Friday. railding. From "Jerusalem" Police said the hijacker, when officers asked where he was from, replied, "Jerusalem." The hijacker was asked his reason for seizing the heli- copter. He replied, with refer- ence to the Middle East, "to pro- test the masquerade that is going on over there." Asked if he' had ever been ar- rested before, the man replied: I never even got caught jay- walking." Report Soviet Arms to Egypt CAIRO (UPI) The Soviet Union has resumed arms ship- ments to Egypt after a lapse of more than six months, diplo- matic sources said Thursday. The sources said the type and quantity of weapons was not but deliveries have al- ready started. They said the shipments were a further symptom of a Major Utilities Feeling Fund Pinch NEW YORK (AP) Faced willi rapidly-increased costs for fuel and a continuing need for money (o expand, some of Ihe nation's major electric util- ities have run into a serious lack of funds. The weak financial position some face was dramatized re- c c n 11 y when Consolidated Edison, New York City's power supplier, omitted its regular '15-ccnt quarterly divi- dend. Con Ed said it needed cash for escalating operating ex- penses and heavy capital spending Ibis year, and so did n o I pay I be normal ly- Riiaranlccd dividend which is the major attraction for buy- ing utility stocks. The incident, and fears of others like it, quickly focused attention on the industry's ail- ing finances. Stock prices and credit ratings plunged. Unless the securities market for ulilily issues quickly im- proves, (he worst trouble may lie ahead, analysts say. And ultimately Ihe consumer may have to pay even higher elec- tric bills or face potential brownouts. liigbt now, the utilities are facing troubles on a varicly of money-raising fronts. The Dow-Jones average of 15 of Ihe nation's largest pub- licly-held power companies has declined nearly 30 percent since January, to its lowest in 15 years. Moody's Investors Service rated utility slocks the worst performing industry group for April, down 17.9 percent. Stan- dard and Poor has downgrad- ed the bond ratings of nine major utilities already Ibis year, in effect calling them poorer credit risks. Normally no more than II) utilities are downgraded in a year. Interest rales on high grade ulilily bonds are above 0.75 percent and they often sell poorly, brokers say. Similarly- rated industrial issues sell well at 1 percent point less. Brokers have put out an alert to investors to lighten utility holdings. Energy problems and infla- tion triggered the utilities' crisis. The price of foreign oil quadrupled last year and con- sumer conservation efforts and higher bills lowered ex- pected sales by utilities 5 per- cent in the first quarter this year. C o m b i n c d they were enough to send first-quarter earnings plummet ing, in some cases as much as 111 percent below last year. thaw in Soviet-Egyptian rela- tions, strained since the Oc- tober war. In a speech in Cairo April 18, President Anwar Sadat said four messages to Moscow since November requesting arms had gone unheeded. Today's Index Comics .....................37 Crossword ..................37 Daily Record ................3 Deaths ......................3 Editorial Fcutures...........8 Farm ......................32 Financial ..................38 Marion Movies ..................IM-3li Society ..................18-23 Sports ...................25-29 Slate Television ..................33 Want Ads ................'10-15 ;

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