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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 25, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather- Partly cloudy through Sunday, cluincc ol showers. UMS tonight in low 50s. Highs Sun- day in low 70s. VOLUME 92 NUMHKIt 13C CITY FINAL 10 CENTS CKDAK RAPIDS, IOWA, SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Ziegler in Report of H Nixon Tapes Refusal Taken fo High Court KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (UPI) President Nixon intends to stand firm in refusing court rulings to yield further tapes and documents and will resist KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) any "excessive cncroach- Prcsident Nixon will visit the ment" on the office of the Middle East "at some point in the near a White House spokesman said Saturday. Press Secretary Ronald Zicglcr said "nothing is firm" on precisely when Nixon will make the trip and "there are a number of possibilities the Pres- ident has been asked to consid- er." At one point in a news brief- ing, Ziegler said there is "a dis- tinct possibility the President will be visiting the Middle East in the near but later he said flatly: "The President will visit the Middle East at some point in the near future." Kissinger in Key Session Telephoto A policeman hoists Olga Coryea, 22, up a New York apartment building air shaft after she fell from the third floor. A gust of wind blew her money from a table and, as she tried to keep it from going out the window, she fell. Neighbors called police. She was reported uninjured. SLA Death "Sequence One by One; Then DeFreeze Suicide LOS ANGELES (AP) Don- ald DeFreeze watched his ter- rorist comrades fall one by one. Then, wounded twice and hug- ging the dirt beneath a burning clapboard bungalow, he put a pistol to his head and pumped a bullet into his brain. That is how Coroner Thomas Noguchi reconstructs the death of DeFreeze and five of his Symbioncse Liberation Army followers in a shootout with po- lice and federal agents last week. "There is no evidence lo in- dicate that any of them tried lo get Noguchi told newsmen Friday. "Never Seen It" "In all my years as coroner, I've never seen Ihis kind of be- havior in the face of flames. It is reasonable to believe Ihcy were determined fanatics. Noguchi said he has ordered a "psychological autopsy" in an cfforl. to, determine the mnliva- lion of the six. The Today's Index Church Pngc Comics Crossword Daily Itccord Deaths Editorial Features Financial Marlon Movies Sports Television Wnnl Ads ......2 ......-I .....II .....II ......II ...il-10 ......7 .12-15 to be done by a psychologist and crimonologist and based largely on data from relatives and friends, will lake several weeks. Noguchi said Nancy Ling Perry and Camilla Hall were killed early in the hour-long gun battle and DeFreeze and three comrades used a trap door or hacked their way into a crawl space beneath the floor as a barrage of police bullets whizzed past them. It was there, as flames from a fire believed caused by an ac- cidentally-ignited Mololov cock- tail closed in, lhat William Wolfe, Patricia Sollysik and An- gela Atwood choked lo dealh from the smoke or were burned, Noguchi said. Gives Timetable DeFreeze decided lo kill him- self rather than die as his comrades h a d investigators said. He was found face down, his body over (he suicide pistol. Nogtichi gave this chronology: Miss Hall died first, hit in Ihe forehead by a bullet. The body of a cal, believed her pel, was found next lo her. Next lo die was Mrs. Perry. Bullets severed her spinal cord and pierced her right lung. It was Ilien lhat Ihe four re- maining SLA "soldiers" forced (heir way inlo a 20-inch crawl space. There Ihcy found a brief respite from Ihe searing smoke and fire. No Tear Gas Noguchi said no Irace of I car gas was found in their lungs bill ilic gas masks Ihcy wore had mcllcd on Ihcir fn'rcs. Miss Atwood, Wolfe and Miss Sollysik perished from smoke inhalation and 'burns, although coroner said. Investigators found more smoke in the lungs of DeFreeze than in those of the other vic- tims, indicating he was the last to die. ''Detailed examination showed that the head wound in the right temple was consistent with a self-inflicted No- guchi said. Assistant Coroner Donald Drynan said he was convinced none of the six was under the in- was fltience of drugs or alcohol. j Tests cannot determine the DAMASCUS (UPI) Secre- lary of Stale Kissinger returned to Damascus Saturday for a make-or-break meeting with Syrian President Hafez Assac on a military disengagement agreement for the Golan Heights, where Israeli am Syrian forces have dueled for 75 days. A high American official sale Kissinger must complete th key points of the troop separa lion pact by tonight or reces the negotiations and go homi without an agreements The meeting with Assad was to discuss an American plan for thinning out of forces along the front the major remaining issue. U.N. Force Another disputed issue was the size of the U.N. force to pa- trol a buffer zone. Kissinger left open the possi- bility he could complete the drafting Sunday, but only if the 'substantive points" could be sellled Saturday. The official said Kissinger was determined to be home by ate 51st birthday. Kissinger's departure from Tel Aviv was delayed by last- minute meetings with Foreign Secretary Abba Eban in Jerusa- lem and with Defense Minister Moshe Dayan at Tel Aviv air- port. A telephoned bomb threat shortly before he arrived at the airport caused his plane to be emptied and searched. No bomb presidency, his press secre- tary said Saturday. WASHINGTON (AP) The upreme court has been asked o decide whether President Vixon may withhold Watergate vidence subpoenaed for the rial of former White House as- istants. The Watergate special prose- :utor asked the high court Fri- lay to assume jurisdiction in he refusal of the White House o turn over tapes and docu- ments for the Watergate cover- up trial. Prosecutor Leon Jaworski, pressed for time because the rial is scheduled to start Sept. is seeking to bypass the cir- cuit court here. Another Trial Even as Jaworski was prepar- ing his appeal, U. S. Distric Judge Gerhard Gesell describee the issue in a pre-trial hearing of another Watergate trial: "How does the President sei all were wounded loo, of marijuana or LSD, he said, but liquor, heroin, co- caine, barbiturates, amphe- tamines and other narcotics have been ruled out. Cyanide Bullets One important, discovery the rubble was several rounds of cyanide-lipped bullets, Police Cmdr. Peler Hagan said. Law enforcement agencies first look the SLA seriously (Continued: Page 2, Col. 5.) and Israeli forces Syrian stepped up fighting on the Golan Heights Saturday. Syrian communiques indicat cd arlillcry fighting raged ii several seclors of the 40-mile front and the military command said the flareup had caused cas ualties. The Israelis said Syrian fire was directed at Israeli positions near Ml. Hermon and in the salient Israel captured in the October war. The Israelis re turned fire in each case, the Tc Aviv command said. his duty to enforce Ihe law when his former confederates are! under Gesell is preparing for the Irial by former presidential as- sistants John Ehrlichman and Charles Colson and three others accused in the September, 1971, breakin at the California office f Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist. In other Watergate develop- ments: The house judiciary commit- ee chairman, Rep. Rodino (D- said he is going to pro- ose next Thursday thai the im- eachment panel make public s much of the evidence that as already been presented as it in. Sen. Goldwater (R-Ariz.) said is becoming increasingly dif- icult to defend Nixon in the candal. However, Goldwater aid he can see no circum lances under which he would go to the President and ask him o resign. U. S. District Judge George lart ruled that a series of files iept by Maurice Stans while secretary of commerce and as chief fund-raiser for Nixon's campaigns must be turned over ,o a Watergate grand jury. In Gesell's court Friday James St. Clair, White Hous ;awyer, asked that subpoena seeking notes and memos Ehr lichman and Colson left behin when they resigned be quashed. When informed that the ev dence sought by lawyers fo Ehrlichman and Colson wou! not be provided, Gesell sa: sternly: "We're down to th Camp Areas Full, "But Keep Coming" If your idea of camping ii tent-to-fent and vehicle-to- point where the President mus vehicle, then on out, decide his responsibilities undermte''natlonal areas we'll try to put you some- the laws of this Rush 64> Js a {m Watchdog Unit Asked KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (UPI) President Nixon said Satur- day that "the worst is behind us" in the fight against inflation nd announced he will send a port to congress next week ieking authority to create a ist-of-living task force to moni- r wages, prices and other eco- imic indicators. In a nationwide radio broad- ast, Nixon said that, "in view the international stresses of ir economy and gloomy pre- ctions that were widespread the beginning of the IB economy has had a "good erformance." ''More he dded, "there are also encour- ging signs that the worst is ehind us. The storms are abat- ng. As the effects of the recent il shortage have passed, the reduction level of automobiles as begun to rise again and in- ustrial production over all is howing an increase for the first ime in almost half a year." "Paying Off" "Our efforts to dampen infla- ion are also beginning to pay off." Nixon announced he was ap- pointing Kenneth Rush, deputy secretary of state, to be his counselor for economic policy, with cabinet rank. He will look to Rush, he said, to coordinate policy 'in _ both the domestic and we'll try to put you Linn county Conser- vation Officer George Hamil- ton said Saturday. "Every campground is as full as it can get and peo- ple are still coming Ha- milton said, "If it keeps up. we'll break the visitor record." Hamilton said persons visited Linn county parks on a five-day holiday weekend in 1967. This is considered a four-day holiday weekend, he said. "We'll try to find room, but it is going to be tight." The county operates 12 camping areas. the laws of this country.' The judge said Nixon must understand that failure to com- ply with the subpoena could eas- ily lead to "aborting this case. This may well result in dismiss- al of this case." "Can't Waive It" St. Clair said Nixon was claiming executive privilege, or the right to keep secret his con- versations with assistants, and was unable to promise that the defendants or prosecutors in the case could have even limited access to the evidence described in the subpoenas. "I don't have the authority to (Continued: Page 2, Col. 4.) Ford Says Balk by Nixon Could Spell Impeachment WASHINGTON (AP) Vice- president Ford has warned the White House publicly that Pres- ident Nixon's refusal to give the house judiciary committee any more Watergate material may result in impeachment. Ford's warning, in a televi- sion interview with ABC corre- spondent Bill Zimmerman broadcast Friday night, con- firmed earlier indications that the vice-president was con- cerned over Nixon's hardening attitude toward the house im- peachment inquiry. "It seems to me that a slonc wall attitude isn't necessarily the wisest Ford said in the interview, which look place A Cancer Test Called Worthless ROCHESTER, Minn. A Mayo Clinic cancer special- ist describes as worthless an early cancer detection Icsl which has been approved by (he U.S. Food and Drug Ad- ministration. Dr.- Charles Mocrlcl says the lest is very expensive and has no value for diagnosis of cancer in an early and cur- able stage, lie says il. might even clause death if tests of cancer patients prove ncfla- livc and Ihcy fail lo gel the disease diagnosed in lime for effective treatment. Mocrlel's views on the ear- cinocmbi'yonic antigen (CEA) lest are in a Idler published In 'the Journal of Ihe Ameri- can Medical Assn. He was ci'llical of nn an- nouncement in the AMA Jour- nal saying "il may he possible to make early dctcclion of certain carcinomas, particu- larly those of the colon, rcc- fnni, pancreas and lung The assay may offer Ihe clini- cian an early detection meth- od." Mocrlcl said the claims seem to be made incontrover- tible by an additional state- ment thai "data from assays performed on more than individuals con- firmed the test's reliability." The Mayo specialist said thai, in Ilic minds of palienls and doctors, early diagnosis and detection of cancer realis- tically means "at a stage when (here can be a reason- able expectation of cure. "II musl he emphasized that Ihn assays in individuals in no way pertain lo Ihis he wrote. "The overwhelming majority of palienls in these studies had advanced cancer far beyond the hope of cure." To dispute claims, Mocrtcl used figures from a study of CEA test results at the Mayo Clinic, Presbyterian hospital in New York and Boston Cily hospital. He said Ilic tcsls in- volvcd 140 palienls will) cancer of Ihe bowel wall. He said only 25 percent of llw 1411 had 'a CEA-posilive lost. "Both these and those whoso reactions were negative1, already had significant symp- loms thai led Ihcir physician lo Ilic diagnosis of he said. He stressed that the 149 pa- tients were not sympton-free or palienls with minimal dis- ease. He said a belter and cheaper job for early diag- nosis of cancer of the colon and rectum could be done with a proctoscopic examina- tion, colon X-ray exam or even just, a history of bowel habil and finger examination of the rectum. Mocrtcl said the same poor results had been shown with CEA tesling on palienls with cancer of the pancreas and lung. He said there was not a single recorded instance of a CEA-posilive lest making pos- sible early diagnosis with ul- limale cure in cither of those cancer sites. on his plane Thursday night, just a few hours after a 45- ninule White House meeting in- itiated by the President. Asked if he thought Nixon's refusal to give any more mate rial might be the factor thai turns a closely-divided house against the President on the im 3eachment question, Ford re plied, "It could be and I think il would be unfortunate. "On the Facts "1 want the house of repre- sentatives to make its judgmeni on Ihe facts, not on some emo- tional, institutional he added. For weeks Ford has been urg- ing moderation and compro mise, bolh in his public state ments and presumably in his private contacts with the Prcs idcnl. On Wednesday, Nixon sent the judiciary committee a Idler de- claring he would give no furhfcr Watergate material. That night, Ford said in Wilmington, Del., lhat, if the panel finds that addi- tional tapes would be relevant to the inquiry, "I hope (he Pres- ident will give it lo them, (lie sooner the belter." Next morning, with liltlc ad- vance notice, the President called Ford in for a talk thai was followed by more than Ihe (Continued: Page 2. Col. (I.) Today's Chuckle Two streakers decided lo slop dating. They felt they were see- ing loo much of each other. Convrlnlil i former ambas- sador to Germany and former president of Union Carbide. "I am requesting again that congress provide permanent au- jiority for a small, flexible or- janization within the executive office a cost-of-living task orce to monitor wages, prices, n d u s t r y bottlenecks, supply shortages and other factors that bear on Nixon said. "Harsh Medicine" "The requirements for full economic recovery may sound like harsh medicine etary restraint, no tax cut, tight money, but there is no alterna- tive." "We are beginning to emerge from a very difficult period in the history of our economy. We are not completely through this difficulty... 'The weeks ahead will still require restraint and sacrifice. But the ultimate goal of pros- perity in peacetime is one which is worthy of sacrifice." Nixon declared this goal "is attainable" and "it will require the fullest cooperation between the administration and the congress." He pledged adminis- tration cooperation. He also called for "the fullest cooperation of labor, of busi- ness, commerce and industry, and of the American people." Nixon described Rush, who was one of his law school teach- ers, as a man "with a distin- guished career in business, in law, in diplomacy and in the arts of government." No successor was named im- mediately for Ihe No. 2 slate department post. KENNETH RUSH Policy   

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