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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 3, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather— Partly cloudy with a chance of rain through Tuesday. Low tonight in the mid 60s. High Tuesday in the 80s. Uh* Coelar Urn pi fbi Ghetto CITY FINAL 15 CENTS VOLUME 02- NUMBER 145 CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, MONDAY, JUNE 3, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES COLSON ENTERS GUILTY PLEA Ray Signs Consumer Credit Sill By Val G. Corley DES MOINES (AID - A measure to allow retailers to charge up to 18 percent annual interest on credit sales was signed into law Monday by Gov. Robert Ray. The interest rate is a portion of the measure designed to rewrite Iowa’s credit statutes. The act goes into effect July I. Usury Law Iowa’s credit interest ceiling has been 9 percent since the Iowa supreme court ruled last September that retail interest rates are limited by the state usury law. The ceiling under the statute is 9 percent. Previously, retailers had commonly charged 18 percent interest. Ray said no piece of legislation the size of the credit bill could possibly be perfect. “I am not a member of the general assembly and have no authority to change, modify or alter the contents of this bill,” Ray said. “As governor, I have only two choices: to accept it or reject it in its entirety.” Ray said that if there are changes that need to be made and flaws that need to be corrected, it is up to the legislature to do so next January. He said there was considerable debate on whether the ceiling for open-end, or credit card-type retail accounts should be 12 percent, 15 percent or 18 percent. He said the overwhelming majority of legislators in both political parties agreed that 18 percent was acceptable on the first $500 but should be trimmed to 15 percent after that point. Credit Reliance ‘‘We have come to be a society of reliance on credit purchases,” Ray said. He said the practice of charging 18 percent retail credit interest began in Iowa in the mid-1960s when the prime interest rate — the rate at which banks lend money to their best customers — was 5 percent. The governor said the prime rate is now 11.5 percent, with retail merchants being practical and not extending credit at 9 percent when they must pay; more than that themselves. He said if he chose to veto the bill, “I would be a party to forcing the people who utilize consumer credit to their advantage, particularly low income people, to borrow (Continued: Page 3. Col. 3.) Israeli, Syrian Generals Set Truce Plan GENEVA (AP) — Syrian and Israeli generals announced Monday that they have reached agreement on all essential points of a plan for disengaging their forces on the Golan Heights and will sign it Wednesday. , A U.N. communique issued after three days of meetings of the so-called Military Working Group of the Geneva Middle East peace talks said it ‘‘completed work on all basic documents that will be signed on Wednesday, June 5.” Prisoner Exchange “Agreement has been reached on the modalities for the exchange of all remaining prisoners of war and the return of dead bodies. “A subcommittee will prepare the final maps that will be signed also on Wednesday.” General Herzl Shafir of Israel and Gen. Adnan Tayara of Syria were the principals of the working group which met for seven hours and 50 minutes Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Their job was to draw up demarcation lines for the Golan buffer zone and areas of thinned out forces of each side. as well as a timetable for putting it into operation. Meanwhile, Israeli Premier-designate Yitzhak Rabin presented his new government to parliament Monday, pledging that Israel will work for peace in the Middle East “but not peace at any price.” Rabin won approval in parliament by a vote of 61 to 51. He said the truce pacts worked out by Secretary of State Kissinger opened the road to fuller peace talks, with the Arabs, but that Israel will keep strengthening its army and not withdraw to the prewar borders of 1967 as the Arabs demand San Francisco Shooting —UPI Telephoto Admits Role in Ellsberg Case WASHINGTON (UPI) —“plumbers” involvement in the Charles Colson, former .special breakin of the office of his psy-counsel to President Nixon, pled c *h* atr ist. guilty Monday to a single count Merrill said the plot to dis- f . .    ..     f    .    ..    I    credit    Ellsberg    involved    in    part of obstruction of justice in con- „ what can on f y bp    as nection with tho 1973 trial of a scurrilous and libelous memo-Pentagon Papers defendant randum” written about his law-Daniel Ellsberg.    yers    and    leaked    to    the    press. Watergate special prosecutor    Breakin    Only    Part Leon Jaworski, in accepting Thc [orma , ch fj|cd wUh Colsons guilty plea, dropperI all h cour( ^ that b Co|son knew other charges now pending;^ h ,    ,     h against him both in the Water-, randum W()U|(| .. inf , uence , ob . gate cover-up case and in lf e struct and impede" Ellsberg’s break-in of the office of Ells-     r berg’s psychiatrist. The development occurred be- case. The formal charge also said r IT o rv * • * T J ^ i that the raid on the psychia-[° re ,    .    .    J Ju dge Ger- tr j st > s 0 jfj ce w hich was conduct- hard Gesell, just as he was about to begin a hearing on pretrial motions in the Ellsberg breakin case, which had been scheduled for trial June 17. Colson waived indictment before pleading guilty fo the obstruction of justice charge I which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, a fine of $5,000 or both. A bride of one day was shot and killed Saturday in front of hundreds of shoppers near a downtown San Francisco department store. A woman bystander points out the suspect, the victim's husband (not shown), to an arriving policeman. The suspect, Timothy Griffith, 30, was being held by a 21-year-old witness who knocked him down with a flying tackle. Griffith reportedly fired six shots at his wife, Carmen. At least three slugs struck her. Decision May Reopen King Case WASHINGTON (UPI) — The The sixth U. S. court of ap- tie, questioned Ray thoroughly supreme court Monday cleared the way for James Earl Ray to withdraw his guilty plea in the 1968 slaying of Martin Luther King on grounds his attorneys may have influenced his decision because of a planned book about the assassination. peals had ordered a hearing to decide whether Ray’s constitutional rights to due process and assistance of counsel were violated and that he therefore was entitled to change his plea. That hearing now will be held. Shortly after he was sen- The court’s decision could fenced, Ray charged that Percy “The next stage on the road m ean a new trial for Ray, sen-! Foreman, the criminal lawyer to peace must be between Egypt and Israel” with negotiations by steps toward a full settlement, he said. “As for Syria, there is no place for an interim stage.” No More This was a clear declaration that Israel intended no more withdrawals on the Syrian front and that only a full peace treaty would be considered. But he questioned “whether Syria is ready to sign a peace treaty with Israel.” In Beirut, a Lebanese publication said Monday that Secretary of State Kissinger has sent secret messages to Syria and Israel spelling out their unwritten commitments to each other under the Golan Heights disengagement agreement he negotiated. tenced to 99 years in prison from Houston, had coerced him after pleading guilty in 1969 to into pleading guilty. Ray had and the defendant said his plea was knowledgeable and voluntary. But the appeals court, in a 2-1 decision, said the record of the case “reeks with ethical, moral and professional irregularities, demanding a full-scale judicial inquiry." ed to obtain Ellsberg’s psychia- . (Continued: Page 3, Col.    6.) ★ ★ * Judge: Nixon Can't Decide On Relevance Highest Official    WASHINGTON    (UPI) -    U.S. Colson is the highest ranking District Judge Gerhard Gesell I former White House official to Monday rejected President Nix-Iplead guilty or to be convicted! 00 s claim that he has sole au-in connection with Watergate Thority *° decide whether to sur- ( and related scandals. Nixon’s Tender evidence subpoenaed for I former counsel. John Dean, pled| tr ‘ a *. former administration guilty previously to a conspira- officials in the Ellsberg break-cy count in connection with the! 1 "    ,    , Watergate cover-up    and has not G ese H s J    .. f w been sentenced.     th ?     courts that “ft* 1 * “How do you wish to plead?” ar ** e various tools he Gesell asked Colson standing,. 1 : ni * ht uhRmately use if the railhead bowed, before him. , j    contempt, indefinite delay of ’I plead guilty, your honor,” ^ (r £, „ thp dismissal o( he replied, his voice breaking. |charges against all men Mjctcd Devised Scheme    in    4he case. Assistant special prosecutor! . ^ President claimed author-William Merrill told Gesell thc I 1 * to decde what evidence to government could have proved surren^ after former prwi- that Colson was "responsible for! den,1 . a 1 l alde “ rdc J™ a " ond street SW, was dead on ar- devising and implementing a     access uncier subpoena to ! aevismg dna im P iemeniin s a| the fjles he Qnce use(J in the Young Cyclist City's Seventh 1974 Fatality Cedar Rapids News— A 21-year-old motorcyclist was killed Sunday night when he was thrown from his cycle after it struck a parked vehicle. Duane N. Stansbery. 1428 Sec • ^ <£££ In other actions Monday, the rival at Mercy hospital with in- scheme to defame and destroy whiteHouse court:    juries to his head, chest, hip, the public image and credibility! killing King in a Memphis motel. Voluntarily? Clearance for a possible change of plea came in the court’s refusal to hear appeals in which the state of Tennessee claimed the guilty plea was voluntarily and intelligently made and therefore was legally valid. Cal ley Attorneys Lose Bid To Get Army Evidence COLUMBUS, Ga. (UPI) - A givep Foreman his case after dismissing his original lawyer, Arthur Hanes, who had signed a Declined on technical grounds to decide whether state laws requiring consent of husbands or parents for abortions are book contract on Ray’s behalf j constitutional. Thc ruling was in with author William Bradford a Florida case, and at least 17 Huie.    other states have similar laws. Under the arrangement. The issues are presented in Hanes was to get 30 percent of‘two appeals from Florida where royalties from the book about a three-judge panel voided the the slaying. Foreman changed state spouse and parental con-the agreement to receive 60 per- sent requirements. cent, and Ray contended that     three . judse    federal    coart foreman told him lo plead     1 * unc0BstUu . guilty to prevent information on i     an !H e „™ C J.T bC ' nS Pr0Sen,Cd injunction blocking its en- forcemeat. Both the plaintiffs and pelvis.    j    of Daniel Ellsberg and those en-1    Matters    of    Law etonckAKT moo tnirwr no*.-, n gaged in the legal defense of Only the court can determine Stansbery was going east in    Ellsbere with the intent the relevancy or materiality of the 5600 block of Sharon lane u uame f LllstKr S’ vvlin inL i menI „ ubDOenaed materials” Gesell WU/    7.in non ...hnn k;* to influence, obstruct, and im-,suDpoendta material*, uesui NW around 7.30 p.m. when his    conduct and outcome” ru,ed * “The sc are matters of motorcycle crossed the center Pfrf J conduct and ou nf 4U 0 0,^4 Ona lr o 1 of Ellsbergs criminal trial. mw, nm ut pouty . . . ^ of the street and struck a    ®    “if    the    court    determines    that parked pickup belonging to Ed- He said the scheme began , pr0( j uctlcn j s required of any ward McDonough, jr., 5600 J une 28 - 197 U the day Ellsberg document, that document must Sharon lane NW    jwas indicted in connection with ^ produced. Stansbery was thrown over j |l* s re ^ easo the Pentagon the truck and against a tree onr *P er J’ . cH^ges wer * dis-the parking    missed against him a year ago on.     n . d . , on grounds of government The youth was Cedar Rapids i . , ■    „ 4    4    I    misconduct    in    the    case    following seventh traffic fatality of thc in open court. Questioned and the state appealed. , .    ...    ...    .    .    ,    In    accepting    the    original    plea. federal judge Monday refused a fc |m , JU(j w    Bat . motion by attorneys for former Army LL William Calley to ob-1 tain results of an undisclosed in-! well-informed digest of Arab (Continued: Page 3, Col. 8 ) British Reject Troop Pullout from Ulster JimLiwiil«ei^2^!ie» an a»r US I ve? Hg a Hon by the army of the 1 Rep. McCormick Bows My Lai massacre.    " U. S. District Judge J. Robert Elliott said the report had been made available to defense attorneys during Calley’s original trial and he felt, iherefore, it| pressures and prolonged legisla- a °d at the same time serve in riate matter ..    ,    ,    .    ,    .    the    Iowa    house    I    find    it neees- itive sessions have forced State     d    nouse,    lino    u neces year. Only two were recorded in all of 1973. * Hr- * Duane N.    Stansbery, 21, of The supreme    court    declined to 1428    Second    street SW. a life- (Continued:    Page    3,    Col. 5.)    long    Cedar Rapids resident, was born Dee. 28. 1952, in Cedar Rapids. He attended Jefferson high    school    and received the Bronze Star during the Vietnam conflict. He was formerly employed by Cryovac. disclosure of White House Out of Iowa Politics Surviving are his parents, Mr. MANCHESTER — Financial {difficult to operate a business arK * Mrs. George T. Stansbery, ~ J Rapids; two sisters, was not an appropriate Cedar Rapids; two Norma Gustafson, Waterloo, and Lois Schmitz, Cedar LONDON (AP) - The British government Monday rejected demands to pull its troops out of Northern Ireland and declared that only the army was preventing anarchy in the province. “The fact is that without the British army, the forces of law and order could not cope with the immediate future,” Merlyn Rees, Britain’s administrator for Northern Ireland, told the house of commons. Recs was reporting to lawmakers recalled early from a spring vacation for an emer geney debate on Northern Ireland. He said the British government was “firmly against the view that we should pull out quickly” from Northern Ireland and “let the two communities fight it out.” Prime Minister Wilson called parliament back into session after the collapse of attempts to govern Northern Ireland by a coalition of moderate Protestants and Catholics. The coalition government resigned and the Brtiish government resumed direct rule of the province after a 15-day genera] strike led by militant Protestants opposed to the sharing of power with the Catholics.” Although there was considerable belief in British political circles before the strike that the moderates in Northern Ireland would eventually win out, many of Wilson’s Laborites, some Conservatives and a number of Liberals now are reported in favor of setting a date for Britain to get out of Northern Ireland One usually informed political source said the government’s new formula includes election of a now provincial assembly, as demanded by tile Protestant leaders of the general strike, and another attempt at a pro vincial government named by the assembly. The* source said British offi-1 rials hope the Catholics would go along with this because Simi Fein, the iwilitical front for the outlawed Irish Republican Army, is now legal and could put up candidates. for use in an appeal.    I"'*’    win    "”7* l sai \v 1° close the furniture store. Attorneys for Calley are seek-!Hep Harold    McCormick <D , {bal m y f a(bcr ‘Charlie’, helped    Rapids;    and    two    brothers,    Honing to have his 10-year sentence Manchester) to withdraw    as a establish three-quarters of a cen- !     a * ( F Pella,    and    Gary,    Cedar for the slaying of at least 22, candidate for    re-election    after J fury ago.    Rapids. South Vietnamese civilians Tuesday’s primary election, he “j W jij ^ opening a smaller Services:    Cedar    Memorial overthrown. They sought in five announced Monday.    ‘Sleep    Shoppe    ’ which will de- Chapel of Memories at 10:30 motions discovery of evidence McCormick, finishing his sixth mand mv fu || attention yearln the Iowa h°tue. is unop- „    gratitude to posed for the Democra IC nonv L. u , who J havp . lHow(xi I na it rot in ins* cintA « I MV ll I    . inaticn in the state’s 18th house district but his announcement came too late to remove my 15 years of public service, nine as a city official and six in the Iowa house. they felt was needed in Calley’s appeal, including the controversial “Peers Report”, the army’s investigation of the My Lai incident and its alleged cover-up. Elliott has scheduled a hear-|his name from the primary, ing June 24 for Calley’s appeal, election ballot.    P    session    was    the    lon- The 30-year-old ex-platoon    ,    .    R est    * n * owa history and the commander is currently free    omen    on    next    session    will    probably    be under bail granted by Elliott.! This means the nominationTven longer. Calley has served almost three will have to be filled by an 18th years of his 10-year sentence. district Democratic convention Should Calley’s appeal fail, he after McCormick withdraws of-would bo sent to Ft. leaven- finally as the party’s nominee, worth. Kan., to serve the re- “Regretfully, I will be unable maindcr of his sentence. He to seek a fourth term in the would be eligible for parole in*Iowa house this year,” McCor- a.m. Wednesday by tile Rev. Ernest W. Larson of Trinity United Methodist church. Burial: Cedar Memorial. Friends may call at the .Cedar Memorial funeral home after noon Tuesday and at the chapel after 9 a m. Wednesday. The casket will be closed at 10:15 a m. Wednesday. CHARLES COLSON While Gesell said “the court must reject the President’s suggestion” that only he can make such decisions, the judge did accept a compromise proposed by the White House last week on the issue of dissent subpoenas in the Ellsberg case. Accepts Suggestion Gesell agreed to a White House suggestion to allow the files to be examined for selection of relevant documents. He urged that this be done promptly. Gesell said he then would examine the materials and rule on their relevancy. Ehrlichman’s lawyer said they would begin the review and selection process at the White House later in the day and Gesell scheduled another hearing Friday, the morning after the deadline for Nixon to I comply with the subpoenas. In other developments Rep. Waldie (D-Calif.) said Sunday he heard a derogatory ethnic term used by Nixon on one of the tajx*s now in the (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.) six more months. {mick said in a formal news re lease Monday. He continued: “Financial pressures, coupled “Warp Vision’ “I have seen the legislative process warp the vision, financially harm and physically kill good legislators. “I will continue to be avail- Deaths ........ able to the people of my district Editorial Features for assistance they may need.” j Farm ........ The 18th district is composed! Financial Today s Index Comics .....................19 Crossword .................19 Daily Record ............... 3  3  6 ..... 13   20 Totlan't* Chuckle Be thrifty when you a young, and when you are old I continue serving you’ll be able to afford all the after this year. with the growing frustration of of P arts of Clayton, Delaware,! Marion ever longer legislative sessions, make it impossible for me to my people things only the young can enjoy. Copvrlflht Closes Store Partly because Dubuque and Fayette counties. Candidates for the Republican nomination for McCormick’s seat, at Tuesday’s election, arc: Douglas Woods of Strawberry Point and Howard Dunlap of it has been Manchester. Movies Society Sports ... State Television Want Ads Gun Accident Fatal To Delaware Boy, J1 MANCHESTER - W e s I e yl shooting reportedly occurred at Lucas, ll, son of Mr, and Mrs. the Lucas farm near Delaware. Carl Lucas, Delaware, was ac-; Services for young Lucas will cidentally shot and killed Sun- be held Tuesday at 2 at St. day afternoon, according to Del-! Paul’s Lutheran church, Delaware county Sheriff Bort El- ware. Clifton funeral home in ledge.    Earlville is in charge of ar- According to hospital reports, rangements. ..ll the boy was dead on arrival at The boy is .survived by his ..12 the Manchester hospital at parents; a sister, Ruth, at 8 about 3 p.m. of a gunshot wound home: two brothers, Daniel and 15-18 to the chest.    Robert, at home; and grand- .. 4,5 Sheriff Elledge said he could parents, Mr. and Mrs, Charles ... IO not release any other informa-Eggers, Quasqueton, and Mr. 21-25 tion at this time, other than the and Mrs. F. F. Lucas, Pitts-I shooting was accidental. The burgh, Pa.