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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 30, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather- Cloudy with a chance of rain tonight cu Friday afternoon. I tonight 60. Highs l-'riday in the 70s. VOUJMK Mi N'UMliKIt 111 CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CKIMK KAI'IIXS, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 30, ASSOCIATED PRESS, tJI'l, NEW YORK TIMES firing End Friday CAIRO (AP) Henry Kis- singer left the Middle East for home Thursday after hammcr: ing out a troop disengagement pact between Israel and Syria. A senior American official said the cease-fire agreement would take effect as soon as it is signed Friday. Meanwhile, about 12 Israelis, mostly settlers from the Golan Heights shouted, "No retreat, the Golan is ours" Thursday as Premier Golda Meir presented details to parliament. Mrs. Meir raised her voice and continued speaking as guards dragged the demon- strators from the hall and de- tained them for questioning. Officials, said there hadn't been anything like it in a dec- ade. In her presentation, Mrs. Meir warned that Aral, guerilla at- tacks on the Syrian front could seriously damage the accord. But she said Israel had an American commitment of sup- port for Israeli military action against Palestinian guerillas if they crossed the disengagement line. Before leaving Jerusalem, the American secretary of state told (Photos on Picture Page) newsmen the pact may become "a turning point in the history of the Middle East." Wounded Prisoners The senior official, talking to newsmen as the Kissinger parly flew here to report to Presidenl Sadat on the accord, saic wounded prisoners of war would be exchanged within 24 hours of the signing in Geneva. As part of the agreement to separate Israeli and Syrian forces in the Golan Heights, the official said, Israel would give up the Golan city of Quneilra and six or seven villages taker in the 1967 war, as well as lane gained last October. The U. S. official said Israel would retain possession of Ifiree strategic hills and all of its settlements, but will yield about "a field and a half" of cultivated land east of the disengagement line. The text of the accord distrib- uted to newsmen gives Syrian and Israeli negotiators until Wednesday lo work out details of the troop separation in the Golan Heights. Actual disengagement is lo begin by next Thursday and be completed by June 25. All of the remaining 73 Israeli and 40B Syrian, Moroccan and Iraqi prisoners are to be repatrialec by Thursday. U. N. Force In a protocol accompanying (Continued: Page Col. 5.) NO ENTrTr SLA Kin Panel Letter Soys It May Be Impeachahle WASHINGTON (Al'i The, Nixon also told the committee house judiciary already had "the full story of Thursday warned insofar as it relates Nixon he may be presidential knowledge and grounds for impeachment by re-'presidential actions." fusing lo honor committee sub- The committee letter says, "It LOS ANGELES (UPI) for Watergate tapes. not within the power of the Of Deat! Telepholo BELFAST VIGIL British soldiers guard a truck as it stops to deliver desperately-needed gasoline in Belfast after the end of the general Glenn Turner Jury Deadlock; Mistrial Ruled JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (UPI) A federal judge declared a mistrial in the eight-month mail fraud (rial of supersalesman Glenn Turner and seven as- sociates Thursday when the jury was unable to reach a ver- dict. Gerald Tjoflat ruled a mis- trial after saying the jury was "deadlocked on every count against each defendant." He scheduled the start of a new trial for Aug. 5. Turner and six of the defend- ants were charged with 25 counts of mail fraud. One de fcndanl, Turner aids Ben Bunt- ing, was with 22 counts of mail fraud. All the defend- ants were named in a single conspiracy count. The indictments also named three Turner-controlled corpora- tions. The charges stemmed- from the sale of distributorships in Interplanetary, Glenn W. (Turner Enterprises Inc., and 'Dare To Be Great Inc., a mo- tivational firm. U.S. Lofts Satellite For Educational TV CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) A million satellite which will beam televised educational and health programs to isolated areas of the world was launched Thursday. A Titan 3-C rocket blasted away from its Kennedy Space Center moorings, lifting the Ap- plications Technology Salellilc-0 inlo orbit. Initially, ATS-fi will be posi- tioned in stationary orbit miles above the Galapagos Is- lands in Ihe eastern Pacific. From there, it will be able lo "view" the entire continental U.S. and Alaska. NASA officials said Ihe said- lilc, which costs about half as much as a manned moon mis- sion, will he used by Ihe U.S. for a year and then loaned for a year lo India. "The ATS mid Us .succes- sors itiny eradicate illiteracy from the luce of the siiid von llrmiii, vice-president of Fail-child In- dustries, which built the satel- lite. He said Ihe spacecraft could be used to (devise classroom subjects lo students and teach- ers or carry programs on sub- jeels such as how to plow a field. It could be used by doctors to examine and diagnose patients thousands of miles away, said Von Braun. The spacecraft also will be used in cnninuinicaliniis Icsls between ships and planes in a study of air-sea traffic control and search and rescue lech- dnta lo Ihe ground from oilier satellites, including a planned joint U.S.-Russian manned flight in The ATS-ll is described by NASA IIH "Hie iiiosl. versatile, powerful and unique coimmmi- cations spacoci'iifl ever devel- oped." Striving To Salvage BELFAST (AP) Northern Ireland's British administrator held crisis talks with Ulster's political leaders Thursday after a night of violence in the pre- World war !i. He called Parlia ment back from spring recess for an emergency session am pledged Rees would make ev ery effort to restore some form dominantly Roman Catholic cily of power-sharing arrangement, of Londonderry. The British army said a band of about 300, many armed with pick handles and garden shears, attacked troops during Ihe night. Soldiers fought back with rubber bullets and anti-riot gas. There was no word of casual- ties. Seven sniper attacks, without casualties, were reported. Merlyn Rces, Britain's min- ister for Northern Ireland, met with Brian Faulkner, Protestant head of the lopplcd provincial coalition government, hoping lo "Will Be No" B u t Protestant hard-liners were firm against giving the Catholic third of Ulster's 1.5 million people any more power. "The answer will be no i Rees comes up with that said Craig, leader of the mill lant Vanguard Movement. The Ulster Workers' Counci warned that the strike couh quickly be resumed if demands for early elections for a new as sembly were ignored. The militants believe they would win through elections ai salvage something of the volc Of suppor lapsed power-sharing experi- ment between Protestants and Catholics. "I have made it very clear we will cooperate in every way pos- sible to sec a new partnership administration Faulkner said. Toward Normal Rees said his meetings Thurs- day included talks with hard- line Protestant leaders Ian Pais- and William ley, Harry West Craig. Commercial life of Ihe British province moved toward normal as Protestant workers, satisfied that their 15-day general strike I reversed British efforts lo bring minority Catholics into the Ulster government, returned to their jobs. Rees assumed administration of the troubled province when Ihe British re-imposed direct rule from London late Wednes- day by suspending the Northern I r e I a n d assembly for four months. 'he move followed collapse of Ihe provincial executive Tues- day over Ihe province-wide eco- nomic paralysis caused by the strike. i Prime Minister llarnld Wilson] I e r in e (I Ihe developments Ulster's gravest crisis since that would kill British plans which they see aimed at eventu al uninficalion of the six coun lies of Ulster with the predomi nanlly Catholic Irish Republic. British leaders have not men- tioned elections. The Workers' Council suspcnd- the strike Wednesday aftci Protestant workers spontanc ously began returning to work in droves. The council hac vowed to continue Ihe strike until new elections were called b u t the workers evidently thought the fall of the moderate government was sufficient for Gun Battle Kills Two Bystanders PARIS (AP) Two bystand- ers, a man and a woman, were killed in a gun battle be- tween police and two gangslers Thursday following a holdup at- tempt at a jewelry store. One gangster was arrested. The other was believed hiding Sign al meal department counter: "Chopliflcrs will be prOSI'Cllled." CaimlniH Election Coverage Third and fourth in a scries nf six stories (in Hie can- didates for the Second district congressional nominatlmis can he (omul today on pngcs 0 nnil 7. Subjects lire Hurry Sullivan mid Martin Jensen, the limit two DpiiHicriillo candidates. American Civil Liberties Union land relatives of dead Sym- b i o n e s e Liberation Army members Thursday demanded a public inquest into the deaths of six Si.A terrorists killed in a fiery battle with police and FBI igenls. Dr. L. S. Wolfe, of Allenlown, 'a., father of Willie Wolfe, and other relatives of Ihe dead are isking for the inquest, Ihe ACLU said Wednesday. No New Leads The FBI said it has no new eads in the continuing search 'or the three alleged SLA members still at large news- paper heiress Patricia Hearst and William and Emily Harris. "We're still running out all a spokesman said. 'There's no indication she (Miss Hearst) has left the area." The younger Wolfe, 23, died of burns and smoke inhalation May 17 as six SLA members shot at bcseiging police and FBI agents from a burning home in a black neighborhood. Coroner Thomas Noguchi, re- plying to the ACLU, said his of- fice is "conducting an in-depth study of the deaths. If at the completion of this study, an in- quest is felt to be warranted, it will be held." But, he said, suctran inquest is "not contemplated al this time." Noguchi has already made public a study ot the remains of the six terrorists. Ascertain Answers The ACLU said it "joins rela- tives in calling for a public inques't in order lo ascertain an- swers to a number of questions which have surfaced since the May 17 events." In New York, Slephen Weed, Patricia Hearst's fiance, says she should avoid giving authori- ties "the slightest excuse" to engage in a shootoul such as the one that claimed six lives at a Symbionese Liberation Army hideout in Los Angeles. Weed urged the 20-year-olc newspaper heiress to "do some- thing rational call a good lawyer" lions. By a vote of 23 to 10, it au- thorized the sending of a letter to Nixon staling that his refusal will be weighed by the commit- tee when it votes on whether to WASHINGTON House lawyer James D. St. presidency to conduct an inquiry into its own impeachment, toj determine what evidence and Clair told the supreme court what version or portion of that evidence is relevant and neces- rccommend his impeachment. to such an inquiry." In meeting their letter is considerably tional the letter stronger than one sent last says, "committee members will be free to consider whether your refusals warrant the drawing of month after Nixon released edit- ed transcripts of Watergate con- versations in place of the tapes adverse inferences concerning tne committee had subpoenaed, the substance of the material lnal occasion the committee and whether your refusals in and of themselves constitute a ground for impeachment." White House Press Secre- tary Ronald Zicgler said the committee's contention "is not a valid inference." Zicgler said "a vole on impeachment should not be based on an in- ference. It should be based on a complete assessment of the information before them. "In a society based on due process, you do not judge on in- ferences, you judge on Ziegler said. merely senl Nixon a four-line leltcr saying he had not com- plied with the subpoena. Weak Case? White House lawyer James St. :lair said the committee's im- e a c h m e n t case does not amount to much, but some com- m i 11 e e members disagreed Wednesday. "Very few prosecutors ever and find out her op- Weed, 26, said the "wipe them out" altitude of law enforce- ment aulhorilies made him un- certain as to the outcome of anj encounters between Miss Hearst, her alleged SLA com- panions, William and Emily Harris, and the police. Weed said he fell Miss Hearst is intensely involved emolional- (ContinucdTpage 3, Col. 8.) An Softened earlier draft had said nembers would be. "obliged" to draw such an inference, but it was softened at the suggestion of Rep. Hogan Eight Republicans joined with 20.Democrats in approving the letter, which was signed by Chairman Eodino The letter was a response to Nixon's letter of May 22 saying no further Watergate matter would be provided. The committee voted 29 to a against a motion from Rep, Conycrs to report to the house immediately an arti- cle of impeachment based upon Nixon's failure to obey the sub- poenas. Conyers said that if the com- mittee did not take strong ac- tion immediately this could sei a precedent that would enable future Presidents similarly defy requests for evidence impeachment proceedings. The committee also rejected, 32 to 6, a proposal by Rep. Railsback (R-I1I.) to ssek a court test of the committee's subpoena power. Albert Jenner, the committee's minority coun- sel, opposed Railsback's propo- sal, saying it would delegate to the courts a power imposed by the Constitution en the house. "Not Within Power'' In his May 22 letter, Nixon based his refusal lo supply 11 tapes subpoenaed by the com- mittee on Ihe grounds that it would lead lo "a never endin; process" of continuing requests. North Yiets and Cong Quit Talks on Missing SAIGON IAP) North and negotiations between namesc and Viet Cong opposing Vietnamese sides lions lo the military team set brokcn Thursday that bypassing the U.S. court of appeals in the mailer of the Watergate tapes documents would result in 'unjudicial haste." "When a case raises the most undamental issues of the allo- cation of power among the three branches of the federal govern- ment, it is more important that t be decided wisely than that t be decided St. Clair said in a brief submitted to the high court. Decision FridayV Judge John Sirica ruled May 20 that President Nixon must supply tapes and documents subpoenaed by special prosecu- tor Leon Jaworski for judicial lave this kind of evidence avail- said Rep. Rangel (D- a former federal prosecu- .or, after the committee wound up the preliminary presentation (Continued: Page 3, Col. 6.) lo arrange and coordinate the search for more than miss- ing Americans walked out of ne- gotiations Thursday, Ihe South Thursday's walkout ended al least temporarily all negotia- tions between the U. S. and Ihe V i e t n a m e so command an- Norlh Vielnam-Vict Cong side. nounced. II said the communist delega- tions vowed not lo attend future deliberations of the team, which includes Ihe U. S. and! South Vietnam. The group, called Ihe JMT or Joint Military Team, had been the only peace-keeping body set up by the January, 1073, Paris accord on Vietnam that was still negotiating, but its progress had been minimal. Demand Privileges North Vietnam and Ihe Viet The JMT has marie little progress in accounting for Americans still missing in ac- tion or in recovering dead GIs. :oug demand Ihe return of some diplomatic immunities and privileges granted them under Ihe Paris agreement but suspended last monlli by Ihe iiost Saigon government. The oilier peace-keeping com-, missions have not teen function- Search operations have been suspended since last Dec. 15 when an American member of a team checking a crash site south of Saigon was killed in Cong ambush. The Viel Cong delegation chief said in March that the search cannot be resumed until there is a true cease-fire. The JMT made some progress that month when North Vietnam turned over lo Ihe U. S. the bodies of 23 flyers who died in prison. Norlh Vietnam said these were the last U. S. prison- ers il held. Tax Relief Bill Signed ByGov.Ray DES MOINES (AP) A bill to give lowans a million annual tax break was signec into law by Gov. Robert Raj Thursday. He also signed bills to create an Energy Policy Council, "de- sex" the Iowa code, and grant 7V-! percent average pay hikes to state merit system employes and area school employes. The tax package exempts food, prescription drugs, diabe- tic supplies and prosthetic de- vices from the 3 percent slate sales tax. Doubles Deduction It also doubles the standard deduction on the Iowa income tax from the current 5 percent with a maximum to 10 per- cent and a maximum. The inheritance lax exemp- tion for a surviving spouse is doubled from the current maxi- mum lo The measure also exempts from the inheritance tax half the property held by a couple in joint tenancy. All the lax breaks become effective July 1. "I'm signing this bill to give an honest tax break to the peo- ple of Iowa a million lax break to (he people who havi paid these Ray said at Ihe bill signing ceremony. Step Forward "I think it's a great step for- ward in balancing our lax pro- gram." The measure to "desex" the Iowa code changes the refer- ences lo men and women in Iowa laws to nonscxual words such as "persons." It also will allow cosmetologists to cut men's hair unlit July 1. 1975, and dirccls the barber and cos- metologisl licensing boards lo get together and work out a joint license arrangement. Under current state law, up- held by the Iowa supreme court, barbers can cut women's hair, bill cosmetologists can cut the hair only of women and of boys under the age of 12. Temporary Agency The energy policy council is a temporary agency designed to handle emergency alloca- tions of heating anil transporta- tion fuels during Ihe present energy crisis. 11 is lo lake care of trans- portation problems until Ihe now Department of Transporta- tion is fully established and ready to lake over. The council is lo (jo out of ex- istence after Iwo years unless Ihe legislature acts lo continue inspection. Last Friday St. Clair appealed .he judge's order to the court of appeals. Shortly afterward Jaworski asked the supreme court to take the appeal direct-, ly, skipping the appeals court. The court meets in its usual private session Friday and could iecide then whether to agree to an early ruling or leave the case where it is. An announce- ment could come Friday or the court' .Mas its next public session. St. Clair said he agreed with Jaworski that the constitutional issues in this case are exceed- ingly important. "But it is precisely because of the importance of these is- sues that (he President opposes any attempt to shortcut the usual judicial St. Clair wrote. "Prompt judicial important in this action is case but 'prompt judicial action does not mean unjudicial he said, quoting from a 1971 su- preme court decision. Plumbers' Trial St. Clair said the case was of such importance "that the court must be. assisted lo the greatest possible extent by the lower courts and by counsel and that the court must have the opportunity for careful re- flection and deliberation that wise decision requires." In a second case, U.S. Dis- trict Judge Gerhard Gesell has ordered Nixon to stale in writing by today that he understands charges in the plumbers case against former presidential as- sistants may be dismissed if sub- poenaed notes and records arc not provided. A White House spokesman said Nixon's response to Gesell will be delivered to the judge's chambers and that it will be up to Gesell to decide whether to make it public. If Nixon refuses lo turn over the evidence sought by Ihe de- fendants in the plumbers case, new ammunition would be pro- vided lo the house judiciary commillcc in its impeachment inquiry. Colson, Ehrlichnian The defendcnts in thai case include former presidential aides John Ehrlichnian and Charles Colson, who say they (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) Today's Index Comics 29 Crossword..................29 Daily Record................3 Deaths Editorial Features...........8 Fiirm ....................28 Financial ..................30 Marion .....................M Movies .....................27 Society ..................16-19 Sports...................21-25 State Television ..................15 Want Ads   

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