Cedar Rapids Gazette, June 11, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

June 11, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 11, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Clear lunlghl, lows near 50. Sunny Wednes- day, highs In mid 70s. V01.UMK 92- M-.MIIKH CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CKDAK KAPIUS, IOWA, TL'KSDAY, 11, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, NEW YORK TIMES Coalition IS Separate, Later Trial Ollt Crhh OfEhrl'chman Ordered Grips Italy ROME (AP) The resigna- tion of Premier Mariano Rumor plunged Italy into a political vacuum Tuesday, compounding I.ciisi-cl grand jury and one of lying lo WASHINGTON Federal j the FUI. Judge Gerhard Geseil Tuesday] "Gratified" ordered an indefinite delay in the criminal conspiracy trial of Ehrlicliman, in court during! Ihe brief proceeding, told re- former presidential aide John Ehrlichman because rs :merwards: Nixon "flatly refuses" to sur- "rm gratified at render evidence for the defense. Geseil rejected as unaccepta- _ Ihe nation's worst cconomicble a While House offer of com- crisis since World war I Rumor quit Monday night j promise and said he would "very soon" issue orders to en- force Ehrlichman's subpoenas On the President. But he said the trial of Ehr- lichman's three co-defendants in the Ellsbcrg breakin case would go forward as scheduled start- ing Monday. after the Socialist parly, the No. 2 faction in his coalition govern- ment, and Ihe trade unions re- fused to go along with his pro- posal for an austerity program of light credit and higher taxes to stave off national bankrupt- It was the second center-left coalition headed by Rumor to Monday are G. Gordon Liddy collapse in 11 months. The latest government, the 36th in postwar Italy, lasted only three months. President Giovanni Leone (he Watergate breakin. Watergate Burglars The three who will be trice Bernard Barker and Eugenio Martinez, who were convictec previously in connection with Ehrlicliman, Liddy-, Barkei and Martinez are charged with conspiracy to violate the rights of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist Dr. Lewis Fielding, by sending While House agents to break into Fielding's office. Ehrlichman is also charged three counts of lying to asked Rumor and his cabinet to continue in office as a caretaker regime until a new government is formed. Darkest Hour The government fell at Italy's darkest hour in its 28 years as a republic. Inflation is soaring at the rate of 20 percent a year. The government's foreign credit is exhausted. The lira has dropped 18 percent in a year. The foreign trade deficit is more than a billion dollars a month. Crime is up and political terrorism is plaguing the country. "Italy is deeply said Transport Minister Luigi Preti, a Democratic Socialist. "It is clear that this is the most serious of the government crises since the war." With no party having a major- ity in parliament and no majori- ty possible without the partici- pation of the Christian Demo- crats, the largest and dominant party, Leone has few options. He could ask Rumor or an- other Christian Democrat to try to form another coalition with the Socialists. Or he could call for new elections, a prospect that doesn't appeal to the Chris- tian Democrats because of the beating they took in the referen- dum on divorce last month. Red Role The Communists, the second largest party, have been push- ing for a "historic compromise" government uniting them with the Christian Democrats. i But some political observers believe the Communists now have doubts about taking on of- ficial responsibility for an ap- parently unmanageable econ- omy while they have already achieved a hand in power question about witnesses be set- through their influence with the tied this week, powerful leftist labor unions. Rodino has insisted that the Panel Chief Says July 15 End 'Urgent WASHINGTON (AP) The house judiciary committee driving to complete its impeach- ment inquiry by July 15, is resisting Republican demands that it decide now on whether to call key Watergate witnesses. It also is refusing to get into an argument with President Nixon over its right to subpoena White House tapes, ignoring hii latest rebuff and making plans to issue a new subpoena later in the week. Chairman Rodino (D-N. J.) said after a meeting of commit- tee Democrats on Monday thai it was "important and urgent" committee meet its deadline for recom- that July the 15 mending to the house whether Nixon should be impeached. "We feel it has to be conclud- Rodino said of the inquiry. If necessary, the house leader- ship wants an impeachment vote by Ihe full house in late July or early August. Witness Issue The Democratic caucus fol- lowed a similar meeting of the Republican members, who agreed unanimously to send Ro- dino a letter demanding the Guido Carli, governor of the presentation of all documentary Bank of Italy, said recently thai (evidence gathered in the inquiry only shock treatment in lhe'be completed before consider. form of strict credit, higher! ation is given to calling wit- taxes and a curb on wage in-j nesses. creases could rescue the econ-j The presentation, which con- linues in closed session Tucs- The Socialists and the unions day, is due to be completed maintained that any cooling of June '9 or 20. Ihe economy would result in a! When Ihe question sharp rise in unemployment amides riocs come up. deterioration in the indicated Ihe number the power of the workers. till. MVM HV i J. They urged expansion of cred- it and investment, but House of wit- Rodino icommilteo is likely to call will lit Ihe judge's ruling. If all the evidence can be presented in my behalf then I'll be exonerated." Asked if his insistence on see- ing all his White House notes for a 2'A-ycar period was a tac- tic to get him off, Ehrlichman replied, "1 don't consider it a lactic. This is a matter for a fair trial." There had been public specu- lation that Nixon's imposition of conditions under which the material would be yielded was a legal maneuver to allow Ehr- lichman to go free. Latest Proposal Geseil has vigorously rejected Nixon's claim to be the sole judge of what evidence should be surrendered in the Ellsberg case. The judge held a hearing to receive Ehrlichman's response lo a White House suggestion Monday outlining procedures whereby Ehrlichman could look at materials that Ehrlichman says he needs. Under the proposal, Ehrlich- man would examine the files while (he lawyers waited in an adjoining room. Ehrlichman would be free to consult with his lawyers whenever he wanted, but they would not be allowed to see the files themselves. Last week, Ehrlichman's law- yers were forced to wait in their car outside the White House. "Unacceptable" William Frates, Ehrlichman's lawyer, told Geseil the proposa was "completely unaccepta- ble" because it denied his client iis constitutional right to coun- sel. Geseil agreed. Geseil said Nixon's refusal to allow Ehrlichman and his law- yers access to the files he needs 7or his defense "makes it im- possible for 'the court to do its duty" to conduct a fair trial. Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski has sided with the White House in urging the courl deny Ehrlichman's demand; :or extensive White House evi- dence for his defense. He ar- iiied that Ehrlichman already lad been given more than he needed or the law required. "Might Like It" Assistant special prosecutor Villiam Merrill, who is in charge of the Ellsbcrg case, (old iesell Tuesday that Ehrlichman should at least try the While louse proposal for screening lis files before he rejects it. "I don't see how he can say it s unacceptable until he tried Merrill said. "If he tries it, le might like it." Geseil has threatened lo dis- niss Ehrlichman's indictment nless the subpoenaed evidence s surrendered. He also has be- ore him a defense motion for ontcmpt proceedings against hose in the White House including Ihe President with! control of the locked-up files. Wireptio! President Nixon Is Greeted by Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky at Salzburg No Latin in Meets Austrian Next Year's I Qn Europe, Mid-East Day Classes Cedar Rapids News- Latin will not be offered dur- ing the regular school day next fall in the Cedar Rapids Com- munity school district, but will be offered through a special ar- rangement in the evenings. The board Monday nighl unanimously approved a stafi recommendation that Latin be offered only as part of the out- reach program, with individu- alized instruction in the eve- nings. Board Member Barbara Bjornson called the arrange- ment' "a creative solution to what has been a most difficult problem." During the last year, one leacher taught Latin at Wash- ington and Kennedy, but inter- est has continued to go down. Only 15 students have so far indicated an interest in taking Latin next year. Latin next year will probably je offered at Washington in the evening or after school twice a week for two and a half hours. The amount of credit will be arranged. Students in grades 9 hrough 12 from throughout the district will bo allowed to enroll, jut transportation to Washing- on will be their own responsi- bility. SALZBURG, Austria (AP) President Nixon met for more than hours Tuesday with Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky to discuss the Ameri- can Chief Executive's trips to the Middle East and Moscow. Spokesman Ronald Ziegler said the meeting was equally divided between the two topics. Nixon leaves this medieval city Wednesday for Egypt on the first stop of a five-nation Middle East tour. Sadat Visit the right ofi James St. Minister Emilio Colombo I" cross-examine them, that this would create more de-; Want Top Aides mand for consumer goods whichj Charles Colson. former While would fuel inflation. House counsel who has agreed leslify in pending Watergate Ihe only potential in which Ihe Democrats seem interested. The committee staff has been instructed lo question him privately lo deter- mine what he has lo say. The Republicans, in llieir lel- say other former While House aides such as John Dean, II. It. Ifaldeman and John Ehr- Clmclile You're not really successful If granted, thai motion couldjuntil somebody claims they sal lead to another hearing ordcrin; (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.) beside you in school, copyright A Beirut newspaper reported, meanwhile, that President Sa- dat of Egypt is expected lo pay an official visit to the U.S. in the late summer. Quoting diplomatic sources in in a report from its Cairo cor- respondent Fuad Mattar, the newspaper An Nahar said Sadat planned to come to New York to attend the U.N. General As- sembly session. After this he .vould start the official visit to the U S. as guest of President Nixon. A formal invitation to Sadat was likely during President N'ixon's visit to Cairo, it said. Shared Observations Ziegler said Kreisky shared! his observations on the Middle! Cairo to Alexandria on Thurs- day as part of his stay in Egypt. He give a dinner for Egyptian President Sadat in the port city. Ziegler raised the possibility that Nixon will hold a summit meeting with Western leaders before he gels to Moscow. A final determination prob- ably will depend on whether a new declaration of principles for the Norlh Atlantic Treaty Organization is initialed by NATO foreign ministers in Canada later this month. Ziegler ruled oul a widely rumored Nixon trip to Japan after Ihe Moscow summit. Jackson Criticism Zeigler defended Nixon against criticism by Sen. Jack- son (D-Wash.) who said that the President "is screwing it in reference to the Middle East (Continued: Page 2. Col. 1.) Presidential Visit Rapped By Arab Left BEIRUT (AP) "The fox in the Arab chicken a left- ist Beirut newspaper wrote Tuesday of President Nixon. The editorial in Al Moharrer was typical of the hostile stam Arab leftists are taking towan Nixon's swing through the Mid die East beginning Wednesday. Needs Arabs AI Moharrer also called Nixon "foe in the garment of a friend." But it said the Pres ident needs the Arabs to over come his difficulties at home and "Arab diplomacy, if it acts properly, could make Nixon its captive." Columnist Michel Abou Jaw deh wrote in the Beirut newspa per An Nahar that the only tan jn'ble success that could come Tom Nixon's visit would be declaration that "the time has come to recognize the Pales- (Continued: Page 2, Col. 5.) Democratic Leader Denies Delay Charge By Frank Nyc [platform committee chairman, East and the Soviet Union DBS MOINES A charge Bartel of Iowa City, he visited both areas recently. The talks also touched on European matters. Zieglcr said, Iowa Democratic headquartersj controversial Johnson county delayed mailing the proposed j supervisor, who released a copy 1974 party platform to slate con- particularly the European na-j volition delegates until a substi- of the proposed platform Satur- to The Des Moines Sunday The spokesman firmed that Nixon Nixon will travel hv Irain from I Mrs. ute platform could be mailed I Register without the knowledge simultaneously, was flatly de- of the state central committee, nied Tuesdav. The charge was made by thei releases. Bartel was which generally handles such from congress lo remove Un- ban at any lime and Simon said ho hopes Mils will be possible "before Ihe end of Ihe year un- less there are damaging ilir- Simon Hopes for End of Gold Ban WASHINGTON (API-Treas- ury Secretary Simon said Tues- day that he hopes il will Im- possible for Americans In own gold before Ihe end of Ibis year. He told a house banking and currency subeommillee Ihal he favors allowing Americans lo own gold, which is now prohi- bited.' President Nixnn lias aiilhorily "To us, an impeachment of the President, bused nol on sub- Kianlive evidence but on a legal iir procedural impasse between the house and Ihe exeeulive, would be very do we liclii'vc Ihal il would In1 :urity documents that were caked to the press. "The implication that my office was spending time (Continued. Col. 6.) The error was "an over- he said, and though the courl suit was limited to Ihe city of Angeles "we went ahead ami figured re- hates for in I In- state." The error affected aboul persons who paid off I heir cars ahead of schedule since February, 1971, ho said. The company began paying them back in March, he said, with the usual refund being aboul tive services for state Demo- cratic headquarters, told The Caw-tie. "The platform, along with Ihe (Ciinliinicd: Page 2, Col. li.) Today's Index Comics .....................22 Crossword ..................22 Daily Record ................3 Deaths ......................3 Editorial Features...........8 Farm ......................18 Financial ..................23 Morion .....................2-1 Movies .....................21 Society .....................12 Sports ...................15-18 State Television ..................211 Wnnt Atls ................26-28 ;