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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 29, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Cloudy, chance of raiii through Thursday. Low tonight in low 60s. High Thursday in 70s. VOLUME 02 NUMBER 140 CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 1974 cm FINAL 15 CENTS ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES WASHINGTON (AP) Pres- ident Nixon's Watergate lawyc says the supreme court should not intervene in the legal battle over White House tapes. James St. Clair said Tuesday that the dispute over tapes sub- poenaed by special prosecutor Leon Jaworski should be decid- ed by the U. S. court of appeals before any involvement of the supreme court. Jaworski has asked the high court to step into the case. "Not Shorl-Cutlcd" Discussing Jaworski's su- preme court request with re- porters, St. Clair said: "Cases that are concerned with consti- tutional issues ought to be care- fully considered by the courts, and I think it would be appro- priate that these matters not be short-cutted." He said he would so advise the court on Thursday. A U. S. district court has ruled that Nixon must surrender the tapes and St.. Clair asked the appeals court last Friday to overturn (lie ruling. On Ihe same day, Jaworski asked the supreme court to as- sume jurisdiction, which would mean bypassing the appeals court. "Play Tapes" St. Clair said Wednesday he would have no objection to the playing in public of the taped presidential conversations held by-the house judiciary commit- tee. St. Clair also said he favors making public all the Watergate evidence received so far by the committee in its impeachment inquiry and the opening of fu- ture sessions of the committee. The committee is considering public release of much of the evidence, but there has been no proposal for a public airing of the tapes. Key Conversation Although it has been turned down in most of its requests for tapes, the committee has 19 tapes that were obtained from the special prosecutor's office, including a March 21, 1973, con- versation between Nixon and former White House counsel John Dean. That tape, in which Nixon and Dean discussed payments to keep convicted Watergate bur- glar Howard Hunt quiet, has become a focal point of the im- peachment inquiry. Nixon also claims that he first learned of the Watergate cover-up during that conversation. The committee is scheduled to vote Thursday on several issues, including the release of evidence and the opening of fu- ture hearings. New Subpoenas The committee also is prepar- ing to issue new subpoenas for more tapes, despite Nixon's de- claration that he would give the committee no more Watergate evidence. Both Democrats and Republi cans, mccling in separate party caucuses Tuesday, support a request counsel John Doar decided to special a new Floods Seen, Discharge af Coralville Up By Ford Clark CORALVILLE Johnson county was grimly preparing Wednesday for major flooding due to increased discharge from the Coralville reservoir. Civil defense officials in John- son county said they were in- formed by the army corps of en- gineers at Rock Island that the discharge rate would be in- creased to at least cubic feet per second (cfs) Wednes- day. The corps warned two to four inches of additional rainfall is prediclcd over the next 48 hours in (he watershed feeding Coral- ville. In (hat event, rate of dis- charge could be increased out of necessity to or cfs; equal the discharge rate of 19G9 when flooding occurred on Dubu- que street in Iowa City. Even at the efs rate, considerable flooding is antici- pated in the Izaak Walton- Showers addition in southern Iowa City. Wednesday morning, Johnson county sheriff's deputies were jatrolling affected areas south of Iowa City, warning residents of possible serious flood condi- ons. The reservoir has a maximum elevation of 712 feet above sea evcl. By mid-morning, the level was 707.75, or 78 percent of ca- ;acity. The magnitude of the problem s indicated by input at the res- ervoir currently standing at some cfs. Arrangements for emergency lousing were being made in the event families are forced to evacuate. The Johnson civil defense oi- ice was receiving calls from residents Wednesday morning nquiring about the availability of sandbags. Officials in Washington county said the increased Coralville discharge rate compound problems already being experi- enced in the English river area .here. American Woman Is Kidnaped in Ethiopia WASHINGTON (UPI) The slate department said Wednes- day that a search is underway northern Ethiopia for an American woman, Deborah Dortzbech, 24, who was kid- naped from a missionary hospi- tal. Mrs. Dortzbech, whose home is near Philadelphia, was ab- ducted Monday by four armed men who forced their way into he American Evangelical hospi- tal. Kissinger Gains Concession _UPi Telephoto GOVERNOR DALE BUMPERS flashes a victory smile as he greets supporters in Little Rock after ousting Sen. J. William Fulbright in the Arkansas Democratic primary. At the right is Bumpers' wife, Betty, and at the left his daughter, Brooke. (Fulbright photo on picture page.) Primary; Morse Wins in Oregon S f By Associated Press Fast-rising political newcomer Dale Bumpers ran away with :he Arkansas Democratic sena- .orial nomination and ended the 30-year bright, career of J. one of the Ful- leading wwers in American foreign pol- icy. The two-term Arkansas gover- nor ran up almost a 2-to-l victo- ry margin Tuesday over Fill- bright, who has been chairman of the powerful senate foreign relations committee for 15 years. Morse Winning At the same time Bumpers was' streaking onto the national scene, 73-year-old Wayne Morse was winning the Democratic senatorial nomination for a po- itical comeback in Oregon. Morse, who like Fulbright was a leading senate critic of U. S. Vietnam policy, will meet Sen. Robert Packwood in the fall. Packwood, who ousted Morse after 24 years in the senate in 1968, was unopposed for Ihe Re- publican nomination. In Kentucky, another of the Democratic new faces, Gov. Wendell Ford, won the party's nomination io challenge Re- publican Sen. Marlow Cook in November. Both scored easy victories over token primary opposition.-, Just four years ago, Bumpers had been a school board member and city attorney in Charleston, Ark., a town of But in 1970 he upset former six-term Gov. Orval Faubus in the Democratic pri- mary and went on to oust in- c u m b e n t Republican Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller. Assuming instant status among the nation's Democratic governors and winning re-elec- tion in 1972, Bumpers was re- cognized by party leaders as one of the rising new faces. "Easily Deceived" I must be easily deceived because at no time did I detect such an overwhelming majority for the Fulbright said after the landslide became evident. Smiling, but clearly disap- pointed, Fulbright told cheering supporters, their faces tear- streaked: "To you who are dis- appointed this evening, I urge you to continue to struggle for peace and reason in all our public affairs, that I will." JERUSALEM (AP) Israel ml Syria wrapped up a scpar- tion of forces agreement Wed- esday after Secretary of State (issinger gained a major Israeli oncession on Palestinian gueril- a attacks. Sources close to Kissinger said srael agreed to the terms of ie agreement after the U.S. romiscd to support Israel in ie U.N. Security Council should srael retaliate across the cease- ire line against any Arab gucr- la attacks from Syria. Syrian President Assad had cfused to act against Palestin- an guerilla groups in Syria. Simultaneously The announcement on the dis- ngagement, made simulta- cously in Washington, Jerusa em and Damascus, came on he 32nd day of Kissinger's cur ent peace mission. President Nixon said in Wash ngton that "what was a majo roadblock to any permanent set lement has now been re moved." He said prospects for a per- manent Middle East peace now are "better than they have been at any time the past 25 years." Israeli and Syrian commarit ers will sign the pact in Genev I pledge to you His likely successor as com- BELFAST (AP) The Prot- estant extremist Ulster iVorkers' Council Wednesday suspended the 15-day-old strike .hat paralyzed Northern Ire- and's economy and brought down the British province's gov- rnmcnl. Jim Smyth, spokesman for .he council, said strikers were jeing told to return Io work jccausc "we don't feel there is any point in prolonging the subpoena at a committee meet- hardship." inn Thursday. i Rllt lle left open the possibility Bipartisan support also is ex- that unless their demands were peeled at the meeting for a let- ter notifying Nixon he has failed to comply with a previous sub- poena and calling his attention to the constitutional authority on which the commillce's im- peachment inquiry is based. A party split is shaping up over two'other issues'due to be considered at Ihe mccling whether Ihe committee should receive evidence in open or closed hearings, and whether il (C'onlimii'd: Page :i. Col, n.> Today's Chuckle Next Io being shot al and missed, nolhing is really quite as satisfying as mi income lax refund. -convnnM would not be then. However, met the strike will begin again. It has been suspended, nol called off completely, he said. Smyth said there would be a phased return to work, and that heavy industry could not re- sume until Monday because suf- ficient power available until Ihe council sent some utility workers back Io work Wcclncs- iy- "Wnn'l Negotiate" In London, Hritnin's adminis- trator for Northern Ireland, Merlyn Rces, said Hritnin will negotiate only with elected rep- resentatives and not with the striki! leaders. "I shall give no concessions or negotiations to people attempt- ing Io change the political silun- lion in this way. That is firm, and I have the firm support of my colleagues on lie said. Rces said a "short-term solu- tion" to the constitutional crisis would be for civil servants to run the provincial government, but eventually power sharing by Protestants and Catholics would be "the only way out of Ihe Northern Ireland problem." Cabinet Meeting He spoke as Prime Minister Harold Wilson prepared to mccl with his cabinet to discuss ways Io solve the crisis in Northern Ireland, prompted by the resig- nation Tuesday of Protestant members of Chief Minister Brian Faulkner's the provincial government. The strike suspension re- versed early extremist pledges nol to return Io work unlil Wil- son made his announcement on the provincial administration. Strike leaders wanted an end to Northern Ireland's first at- temnl. at sharing power between its Protestant majority and its Roman Catholic minority. They got il, al leasl temporarily. Once Heralded Catholic members of Ihe Exec- utive refused to resign, but n British government statement said Ihe provincial administra- tion could nol function without Protestants. In said anxious that power- sharing should continue in the embattled province. When (he coalition look office Jan. 1, it was heralded as a po- litical organ to end centuries of feuding between Catholics and Protestants in Ihe six counties. Politicians saw its downfall as a major and perhaps fatal set- back to Britain's elaborate peace plan. One solution available Io Wil- son under Ihe Constitution Act of 1973 would be for Britain to nominate a caretaker govern- (Continucd: Page 3, Col. 7.) London, Wilson political sources was desperately mittee chairman will be administration in its year-old John Sparkman years, voting in favor o Ala.) a consistent supporter of military budgets and a backer 1964 Gulf of Tonkin resolution .thai spurred major Ameri- foreign aid since the involvement in the Vietnam But Sparkman cannot said later that he regret- as chairman of two major that vote, which he said m i 1 1 e e s and must based on false informa- whether to continue to. head and emerged during the senate banking committee 1960s as an increasingly move to foreign critic of the Ameri- Asked in a television role in Vietnam. view Wednesday about his Vietnamization policy compared to the Morse drew Fulbright's wrath for Fulbright he said was its uncertain- "He's a very able man, With the Vietnam experi- besides he hasn't been to in the background, Ful- ington lately. This is became the senate's most a reflection of advocate of limiting Washington out, S. commitments abroad anc cause they (voters) arc foreign aid. tisfied with Washington. I think it's partly that, but I Trust" want to take anything unknown before he from Bumpers' personal Faubus and Rockefeller in gubernatorial race four President Truman ago, thanked his cam- Fulbright as an workers and told them, "I Oxford S.O.B." when the consistently been very senate freshman proposed Page 3, Col. 4.) the President rcsimi after Republicans captured control congress in 1946. Against Index Earlv in the Kennedy 7D t r a t i o n, Fulbright pled 7D vain against U. S. Record 3A of the abortive Bay of Pigs 3A vasion by anti-Castro Cuban Features 6 A M 8C He remained friendly to ft 2B Boy, 11, 4C n 70 10B-12B w A i i 1D-5D Armed 1C.2C Cedar Ranids 6D All 11-year-old boy has Ads 10D-13D charged with robbery with gravation for allegedly Four of- Desert'Heat J Kills Robbery Ring GILA BEND, Ariz. (UPI) Desert heat killed at least four members of an alleged band of .hieves searching for brass shell casings and other valuable metal on a desolate air force [unnery range authorities ported Tuesday Searchers combed the Gila Bend range Wednesday lookin; for a fifth person believed deac or dying in the 120-degr'ee heat. A survivor was hospitalized i critical condition. There were at least 20 person in the band, Ihe FBI said, in eluding seven who were held o charges of theft of govcrnmen property, seven who were hel without charge, the four deac the hospitalized survivor and a least one person still missing. The band apparently set u camp during the weekend o the sprawling range in south western Arizona, hottest part o the state. The public is barred from th range because air force pilot use it for target practice. The FBI said seven person arrested Sunday had 1.24 pounds of shell casings wort up to at current prices fo scrap brass in Phoenix. The loo included live cannon shells lha had not exploded on impact. Four men walked out of the desert Monday, saying they hat survived by finding one of the few waler holes in the area, anc on Friday, and the fighting is to stop and prisoners on both sides freed at that time. But Nixon said, "Achieving a permanent peace settlement for ie entire Mid-East area" is slill i the future. "There are many difficulties he said. Praised Kissinger Nixon praised Kissinger who orkcd for the settlement and aid he has sent messages to ie Israeli and Syrian govern- nents praising their states- manship. The agreement probably lears the way for a presidential isit possibly quite soon to ie Middle East area. White House officials have said Nixon plans to go to Israel and several Arab capi- tals, including Egypt. This could take place as quickly as late next week, administration sources said this afternoon. The Mid-East trip now is ex- acted to be before and sepa- rate from Nixon's Moscow sum- mit trip in late June. The Egyptian government hailed the Israeli-Syrian agree- ment as another victory for the Arabs that means another uni- lateral Israeli withdrawal from some captured Arab territory. An official said it is "a gain and an added, strength to the Arabs. Informed U. N. In New York, a U. N. spokes- man said the had' in- armed fhe world' body that srael and Syria had agreed to isengage their forces on (he .olan Heights front. U. S. Ambassador John Scali n f o r m e d Secretary-General ffaldheim of the agreement. Final agreement came at an sraeli cabinet meeting after a ay of last-minute telephone consultations with Damascus on minor details. The agreement ends the 79-day-old war of attri- ion that broke out on the Golan Heights soon after the October Yom Kippur war ended. A military disengagement agreement between Syria and Israel would follow the military disengagement already nego- tiated between Israel and Egypt in January and be a major step toward eventual peace in the area. 13th Shuttle Kissinger paved the way for the Israeli decision with a dra- matic and unexpected 13th shut- tle to Damascus on two hours notice Tuesday for a final talk with Syrian President Assad, re- turning after midnight. He met with Prime Minister Golda Mcir incl the Israeli negotiators into he early morning hours and a irst Israeli cabinet meeting igain sought further "clarifica- iou." Israeli radio reported that American newsmen accompany- ng Kissinger had said the pro- josed pact also would limit sraeli and Syrian front-line orces to men, 75 tanks reported their companions miss-land 36 artillery pieces each ing. I within six miles of a buffer zone Donnic Warringlon, 16, of j patrolled by U. N. forces. Phoenix was in critical condi- The U. N. zone would range Election Coverage With Ihe primary election coming up next week, The Gazelle starts today a series of stories on the candidates for nomination for the Second district congressional seal. Stories on the first two can- didates can be found today on page 7B. Others will be found on Thursday and Friday. Stories on Ihe only two con- tests for Linn legislative seals can he found on pages 8A and I'M. lion from heat prostration and dehydration. knife to the throat of another] boy Saturday and taking 20j cents. The boy was arrested Wednes- day on the basis of a descrip- tion furnished by. 'the victim, three friends and the victim's father. Police said Ihe 11-year-old suspect took a fishing knife from Ihe tackle box owned by IliB 10-year-old victim while a group of four boys were fishing along Indian Creek near the Cedar Rapids Country club. The father of the victim locat- ed Ihe youth later iu a store, made him return the money, and iet him go. The boys who witnessed the robbery told police the susped was drinking beer before the crime occurred. Police released the suspect to his mother pend- ing aclion by juvenile authori- ties. July 1 Beginning Hoped By Vat G. Corley DES M01NES (AP) Gov. Robert Ray Wednesday signed into law a bill to create an Iowa department of transportation (DOT) one of his major priorities since he took office five years ago. The bill was the first of II bills I ho governor gave- final approval as he scheduled sign- ing ceremonies throughout Ihe day. Most Planning The governor had worked to- ward establishing a DOT so that various modes of transpor- tation could bo coordinated in Ray has long contended most planning in Iowa lias been done by the highway commission, and little planning was being clone to coordinate railroad. Iruck or river barge traffic. The governor said he wanted to begin appointing commis- sioners tn the j'.e'.v department without delay, but "I don't in-1 tend to make hasty appoint-! mcnls to get it set up." Kay said he hopes the com- mission and the di'parlment will be ready by July I, the date Ihe DOT formally becomes a stale agency. lie noted that Ihe Irnnspor- (ConlinuwiTPage if, Col. (i.) from I'.'i In four miles in width, with a force of about men, the radio said. The broadcast said the pro- posed cease-fire line would run 300 yards west of Quncilra, the Syrian capital of the Golan Heights now held by Israel. The city would thus be returned to Syria. Syria would be allowed to station police in villages near the front, but not troops, it said. Meanwhile, Israeli officials said Mrs. Meir may quit of- (Conlinuccl: Page .1, Col. 3.) Sfock Market Off Sharplv NEW YORK (AP) The stock market dropped sharply Wednesday in light trading. The 2 p.m. Dow Jones average was down 11.26 at Losers out- numbered gainers morn than 2-1 on the New York Stock Ex- change.