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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 24, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Cowl ;md clear "ifilil. JUmg (u 5U I'arlly sunny and warmer Saturday. mid 70s. CITY FINAL 10 CENTS CKDAIt ItAI'lDS, IOWA, KK1UAY, MAY 24, I'm ASSOCIATED PHKSS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES liy Ford Clark IOWA CITY After less tha five hours of deliberation Thurs day afternoon and evening, Johnson county district co'ui jury found James Wendell Hall 20, guilty of second degrei murder in Ihc death of Sara] Ann Ottcns, a U. of Iowa coed. Hall was tried on an opci charge of murder in connection with the March 13, 1973 deall of Miss Ollens. The second degree verdic means the jury did not find premeditation on Hall's parl. Sal Straight When the verdict was an nounccd, Hall smiled slightlj and sat straight but silent, as h had throughout the trial. Several black women in the packed courtroom began sob bing. The principal defense attor- ney came immediately to his feet, visibly surprised by the verdict. Judge Louis Sclmltz in- creased Hall's bond from to and Hall was immediately taken into cus- tody. Hall remained in the Johnson county jail Friday morning. Defense attorneys indicated they will appeal the verdict. Friday morning, a hearing was set for 11 a.m. on a motion by defense attorneys to have Hall's bond reduced. Attorneys said the request for the bond reduction is based on the contention Jhat Hall has complied with all of the court orders and presently does not have sufficient funds to pay a ?50.000 bond. A second degree murder con- viction in Iowa carries a penalty of from ten years to life impris- onment. Judge Schultz also ordered a pre-senlence investigation. Turning Points Stale Proseculor Garry Woot ward, when asked about th turning point in the trial, sail "There were dozens of turnin points." The most dramatic moment ii the trial came after the prosecu lion said it had rested its case. Thursday mo r n i n g, Rose mary Jones, seemingly a mino witness, was recalled to th stand. Up lo that point, the prin cipal evidence against Hall con sisled of a fingerprint found in the dormitory room in wine Miss Oltens was slain. The prin was identified as Hall's. A hair "consistent" with Hall's, was found on a sweater, the only article of clothing on the slain girl. A hair, alleged to belong to Miss Otlens, was discovered on a tennis shoe belonging to Hall. The prosecution was still hav ing difficulty placing Hall in the corridor or in the room where the murder look place. Mrs Jones, a maid in the coed dor mitory, previously testified she saw a black male knock on Ihc door of room 429, the room in which the hotly was found. She saitl the man was nol Hall. Said She Lied NEW YORK (APj Duke Ellington, who introduced a siz- zling brand of jazz to Harlem in the 1920s and later became America's goodwill music am- bassador the world over, died Friday al 75. The bandleader and composer has been suffer- ing from cancer and pneumonia. Edward Kennedy Ellington, nicknamed "Duke" for his im-1 peccable attire, died at Saxbe Pledge -UPI Toltphoto Attorney General William Saxbe, right, assured senators Thursday that "no American citizen can be wiretapped anywhere in the world without approval from me." Testifying before a subcommittee in- vestigating warrantless government wiretapping, Saxbe declined to give the number of taps now in ef- fect. He is shown conferring with FBI Director Clarence Kelley at the hearing. Thursday, in a dramatic re- versal, she said she had lied on (Continued: Page 2. Col. 3.) Today's Index Comics Crossword Daily Itccord Ocnlhs Editorial Features Knrm Finiincinl Marion........... Movies Society Sporls Stale Television Want Ads.......... .........22 .........22 ..........o .........15 .........23 ......17-21 ..........8 ......25-211 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) he parents of Patricia Hears re said to be outraged by the omments of law officers who ir le past week have said the oung heiress is an armed and angerous fugitive. Cecil Poole, a former U.S. at irney who met with Randolpl nd Catherine Hearst on Thurs ay, said the parents of 20-year- d Patricia were furious abou the excessive statements ol w enforcement personnel, par- cularly statements by the Los ngeles district attorney." Poole said he agreed with the Hearsts that the flood of "preju- dicial" charges ought to be stopped, and said that to con- tinue them might increase the Furious at LA. Charges chances that Miss Hearst, who was kidnaped more than months ago, would not surren- der. Cites Brainwashing "She was a young girl who Claim Food Savings Cut By Hoarding WASHINGTON (AP) Con- sumers saved 38 cents a week on food in April from March priccs, the agriculture depart- ment says, but two congress- nen say Ihc saving could have been higher if meal packers slopped hoarding beef. Reps. Dcnholm (D-S.D.) and Volff (D-N.Y.) said Thursday hat there is a record stockpile if 470 million pounds of meat in cold storage, 37 percent highei was said Poole of Patricia. "Something happened lo her and now they are calling her a fugitive on the run." Poole, who said he had of- fered his full services as Miss Hearst's counsel, said, "We do know how brainwashing hap- pens. There is a possibility of unraveling the mystery." Hearst has maintained since his daughter first said she was joining the SLA that she had been brainwashed or coerced. Mistaken Raid Police searching for Miss Hearst conducted a predawn raid on a Hollywood home, star- ling two women who were said :o match descriptions of her and Symbionese Liberation Army 'ugitive Emily Harris. Two sleepy women in paja- nas emerged as a force of 50 to 0 police leveled shotguns and ear gas rifles at the house, but police Sgt. Gene Ingram said he women had no connection vith the terrorist SLA. He said police had acted on an anonymous tip, and that one f the women matched a rough Inscription of Mrs. Harris, who s being sought along with her husband, William, and the news paper heiress. Pleas by Sisters Pleas for Miss Hearst to sur render increased. "Throw away those guns! said a plea in the Hearst-ownet San Francisco Examiner. "If you just lot yourself bi killed it is going to be a waste your whole thing is going to b< a said a taped plea Is s u e d by Patricia's two younger sisters, Anne, 18, anc Vicki, 17. Referring to last Friday's fiery shoolout in Los Angeles in which six SLA members died Vicki said: "I just don't want hat to happen to you." Sympathy Fading But she said, "I'm telling you now the police and the "BI aren't all that sympathetic anymore. And they've taken a 'ot of trash from these guys (the And I just don't think hey arc going to sit around and ake much more of it." Vicki added: "I just hope you lon't decide lo throw your life away on a war that doesn't 'xist. I love you and I jusl hope you come home real soon." The appeal by Anne continued Jazz Composer-Pianist Duke Ellington Is Dead Duke Ellington I Let a Song Go Out of My a.m. at Columbia Got u and That Medical Center. Ain'1 "Do Nothing Till "Mr. Ellington suffered from cancer involving both lungs and pneumonia at the the hos- pital said in a statement on behalf of the family. Ellington had been unable to attend celebrations for his 75th birthday in New York last month. The celebration brought .ogelher 35 jazz groups and so- oists in master. a tribute to the jazz Famous Pieces Ellington, a tall, urbane, baggy-eyed black piano player, wrote more than composi- tions. Among them are some that almost everybody can hum "Satin "Don't Get Around Much "1 You Hear From He also scored and conducted the music for the film "Ana- tomy of a Murder." In later years he poured out aj prodigious stream of longer or- chestral pieces, lone sacred works, choral television and ballet scores, and even an opera or two. He composed in taxicabs, restaurants, on buses, and often worked until dawn after playing night club dales on his never- ending tours of the world. "Expensive Gentlemen" "I work, and I write, and lhat's he once said. "My re- (Continued: Page 2, Col. 1.) you really feel this SLA thing is your Ihing and stuff, then definitely don't think you should just let yourself get killed 01 something. Because people d an Los Angeles sporting goods itore. Matthews was a "good ANNOUNCEMENT OF CHANGE m GAZETTE SUBSCRIPTION RATES Effective Sunday, May the price of The Cedar Rapids Gazette City Final Edition by Gazette carrier will be 95< PER WEEK (7 ISSUES) This rate adjustment is necessitated by greatly increased publishing costs. A fair portion of the increase will go to your Gazette carrier. The first collection at the new rate will be Saturday, June 1, 1974. according to a source ilose to (he investigation. Auth- irities say he told them that 'liss Hearst declared she was a participant in the iank robbery in which two pcr- ons were wounded. Another grand jury witness 'as Steven Weed, Miss Hearst's the same theme. She said: "If (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.) nan in 1973. We have a silualion here hat is wreaking havoc nol only in the American consumer bul il.so on the farmer. They are icing cheated by those packers vho arc hoarding meal in cold forage warehouses and not rc- casing it into the markel- Wolff said. "A decline in food prices will emain only wishful thinking if larkct manipulation of this ort is allowed lo continue. "The consumers can scarcely ay more and cerlainly produc- rs cannot lake Dciiholm aid. "The abnormalities of resent circumstances arc into! ruble. The secretary of agricul- ii'c must tin more to represent ic interests of both Hie con- timers and producers." An agriculture department pokcsmnn said he doubled if he call it hoarding, hut he (Continued: I'age 2, Col. 2.) Kirkwood Tuition Hiked by College Nofes 17% Cost Jump By Judy Daiihcninicr A quarterly tuition in- crease was approved by Hit Kirkwood Community college board of directors Thursday af- ternoon as part of n preliminary budget estimate foi 1974-75. The increase, the second one in Iwo years, will raise full- lime tuition at Kirkwood next fall lo a quarter. In presenting the tuition crease, Supl. Sclby liallanlync said the preliminary budget, -lu- lion increase, and staff salary increases arc all lictl together. He said the tuition increase is icccssary lo maintain the same program for next year. Dnn'l Itaisc He nolcd Iho stale deportment of public instruction had recom- ncndcd Ihat Kirkwood not raise uilinn. Hiillnntyne said, "I lold them he only way I could gel Ihc prn- {rnm I had last year was lo tuition. They arc speaking at a distance, and I think, withldenls arc paying a higher per a degree of irresponsibility." He said the quarterly ilion increase for full-time stu- tlcnls would mean an additional in income for the college next year. Costs tip 17% The increase amounts to about 7 percent, while costs have gone up 17 percent, ac- cording to the superintendent. Board President 13. A. Jensen pointed out, "Any salutary ef- fect in the budget from cutting programs would not he felt until Iwo years hence" because teachers cannot legally be fired after April 15. "Tuition is the only flexibility ivc have, Ihc only Italian- :yne said. "If we cut Ihe possi- bility of raising tuition, you liavc no choice, not this year." Speaks Against Speaking against the luition .ncreaEc was College Senate President Larry McNmnnra, a student. He said Kirkwood slu- ccnlagc of the cost of their cdu cation than students at Ihc Uni versily of Iowa, and warnct Kirkwood may be pricing itscl: out of the student market. "Tuition here is only less than at the University of Iowa, and Ihc facilities at the Univer- sity of Iowa as far as arts and sciences are concerned are fat greater. We are in a competitive market and can't continue lo raise tuition and remain com- petitive or we risk losing stu- dents." 'Hunch of Eunuchs' Director Morris Allen of Marion said the board will "have lo be very active in pro- moting Hie concept of a low tu- ilion school. This board exer- cises such a minimum of local control as to make il look like a junch of eunuchs." Jensen agreed that "the con- trol flows with the dollars Hint come from Ihc leaving the local hoard little flexibility. Two Weeks Late By Mike Deiiprcc The name of a local police of- icer was added to the certified ist of candidates for the posi- ion of Cedar Rapids police chief Thursday, more than two weeks after a new chief was sworn in. Patrolman Charles Edward Irons, 417 Elder lane NW, was certified as a candidate by the civil service commission, on the basis of a written examination he look Feb. 25. Commission member George W. Gable said Irons' name was not certified earlier because a mathematical error was made when his test score was tabulat- ed. 'Human Error' "There was a human error in the calculation of his Gable explained. Irons said he was unable to C.R. Prices Up 2.9% in 1st Quarter Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids' cost of living zoomed upward 2.9 percent from mid-January to mid-April, and now stands 9.4 percent above a year ago. Things could be worse. In the same quarter, the consumer price index for the nation rose 3.1 percent, and is 10.2 percent higher than a year ago. The inflationary parade Cedar Rapids was led by a 5.5 percent increase in apparel dur- ing the quarter, followed by a 5.1 percent jump in transpor- tation costs. Food Prices Food prices were up 3.7 per- cent in the quarter, and now stand 1G.2 percent above a year ago. The increase in transportation costs was primarily fueled b' higher priced gasoline. Howev ,cr, there were also increases in check his lest score until about car priccs and somc rcpajr six weeks after the results were tabulated, because of illness. ilcms. A large variety of apparc When he did check, he discov- increased in the quarter crcd an addition error that tookjbut some reflected early Jan eight points off his score. Uary sales prices and the advent Nine of 37 applicants who took Of 1974 apparel lines. For the the tcsl achieved the required score and were certified as can- didates to the city council. Thcj additional eight points woult have put Irons seventh on the list, he said. Not Certified Because of the error, Irons (Continued: Page 3, Col. 5.) Stocks Gain; Dow Up 9.46 NEW YORK (AP) The slock market scored a solid gain sending the How Indus- rial average up 9.41! to (114.69 at p.m. Gainers outnumbered users by nearly ,1-1 on the New York Stock Exchange. year, apparel costs were up C.9 percent. Health Costs Health and recreation price.5 rose 1.8 percent the past quarter, mainly due lo in- creases in medical care costs, haircuts and other personal items. Among specific food items, fruits and vegetables rose 11.1 percent in the quarter, while meat and fish items dropped 6.3 percent. Here is how the food picture looks compared to priccs a year ago: Cereals anil bakery prod- ucts, up 32 percent; meal-fish, down .7 percent; dairy prod- ucts, up fruits and vegeta- bles, up 20.3; other food at (Continued: Page 2, Col. I.) WASHINGTON idcnl Nixon failed to produce subpoenaed evidence for the Ellsberg brcakin trial Friday and the judge .warned that the White House is "moving toward aborting this case." Paced with a 2 p.m. clead- "Cara- line for producing White House papers, Attorney James St. Clair appeared in- stead with a motion to quash the subpoena. "The action you have tak- en moves this case in the di- pocms, rcction of U. S. pieces, District Judge Gerhard Gcsel! said. WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. District Judge Gerhard Gcsell Friday refused to end, move or postpone the trial of defendants in the Ellsberg breakin. The defense had claimed mas- sive publicity about the breakin at the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist would prevent them from receiving a fair trial. But in a pre-trial hearing Gc- sell said: "There is no reason to believe that a jury cannot per- form its traditional function and represent the community and be unbiased." Ironic Twist However, doubts about deli- very by the White House of more Water t e evidence have heightened chances that the judge might toss out charges. In an ironic twist, it was pos- sible for President Nixon in the same decision to force freeing of the five defendants while deepening sentiment for liis im- peachment by the house of rep- resentatives. The defendants include John Ehrlichman and Charles Colson, formerly two of Nixon's top aides. Gesell had set a firm deadline of Friday afternoon for a White -louse response to two subpoe- nas. The subpoenas signed by him 'equested in part the White House papers left behind by Shrliclunan and Colson. Lawyer Contention Their attorneys said the evi- lencc was needed if they were o receive a fair trial on harges they violated the civil ights of Dr. Lewis Fielding, vhosc office was broken into in 971. Attempts by the special prose- utor's office to obtain the docu- ments, which include Colson's nd Ehrlichman's handwritten otcs, have been rebuffed by he While House. Legal precedents require a udge to dismiss charges gainst defendants if the gov- rnmcnt fails lo turn over evi- cnce in its control that might upport their case. Although special prosecutor Leon Jaworski is at odds with the While House on this and other cases, the prosecution nonetheless still represents the government in the case, sche- duled for trial June 17. During a hearing Wednesday, Gesell said, "If the court rules (hat material is relevant lo the defense of anyone charged in Ihc case and are not produced the prosecution ends." ICIirlicliinan Notes Specifically, the subpoenas demanded delivery of Ehrlich- man's "handwritten notes on yellow, legal-sized pads bound n red- b r o w n fiber hoard prepared between January, 1971, and April 30, 1973. They also sought handwritten (Continued: Col. 3.) 'IWny'.v Another person who doesn't nake house calls is Ihc conlruc- or who sold il lo you. commit