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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette June 15, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 15, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weof her— Mostly sunny, cooler through Sunday, Low tonight about 50. High Sunday about 80. VOLUME 92 - NUMBER 157 CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SATURDAY, .JUNE 15, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMESNIXON CASE HIGH COURT Tama Vote sjarch,for1L Vessel with Finalization IO on Board Is Cedar Rapids News— A temporary order to prevent certification of the June 4 primary election results from Tama county was signed Friday afternoon by Federal Judge Edward J. McManus. Late Friday morning members of the Sac and Fox tribal council from the Mesqua-kie settlement near Tama had filed suit in court claiming no polling place had been set up on the settlement for the election. They asked the court to order Tama county officials to conduct a primary election at the settlement and asked, in addition, for $250,000 in damages “for the deprivation of this fundamental constitutional right to vote.” Judge McManus set a hearing for IO a.m. June 24 in Cedar Rapids to decide whether the tribe should be allowed to vote in a special election. Stays Action I Friday’s order prevents Secretary of State Melvin Synhorst from certifying the county’s election results until he has ruled on the tribal council’s petition. In it, the judge said the Indians “have been denied the right to vote and have their votes counted, and they will suffer immediate and irreparable harm, loss and injury” if the totals from the county vote canvass are certified. The official state canvass of the primary election was started in Des Moines Friday by the state executive council, which serves as the state canvassing board. Met with Council LONG BEACH, Calif. (UPI) — r    i Alf    a    J    Ships of four nations    searched ^    I    Cl    Y    w    O    off the Mexican coast    Saturday rn    for survivors of the    Shooting Star, last heard from    Thursday night as it was buffeted in a heavy sea with IO people aboard, including three California politicians. The vessel was last heard from when it radioed “Mayday, Mayday, request all vessels in the vicinity attempt to assist.” In a distress call 20 minutes earlier, the ship’s radio operator said it was taking on water and in danger of sinking. The 63-foot navy air-sea rescue craft, converted to a private pleasure ship, was last heard from near San Benito Island off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, about 275 miles south of San Diego. It sailed from Cabo San Lucas at the tip of the Mexican peninsula, carrying politicians, family members and friends on a post-campaign vacation cruise. L'nrufi Manager It is owned by Fred Harber, 55, of Santa Ana, former city manager of Cypress, mayor and city councilman of Buena Park and campaign manager for Jess “Big Daddy” Unruh in an unsuccessful bid for mayor of Los Angeles last year. With him were an Orange county supervisor, Ronald Caspers, 43, and Thomas Klein, 26. of Fullerton, executive assistant to the Orange county board chairman, Ralph Clark. They were celebrating Caspers’ successful campaign for re-election June 4. With them were Caspers’ sons, Kirk, 20, and Erie, 18; Klein’s brothers, Tim. 22, and ...    _ John, 20; Leonard Bashor, 50, of Tho petition says Tama Anaheim, a contractor; his son-County Supervisor LeRoy Wiese in.law Richard ^    ,, and and lama Auditor Alvin Ohrtihis nephcw Robert Bashm. ^ met with the tribal council in September. 1973, to discuss es-    Hurricane Connie tablishment of a polling place The Shooting Star got into on the settlement, but that no trouble in 15-foot waves and 20-formal action was taken.    knot winds kicked up by the ad- Both Ohrt and Wiese are Vance of Hurricane Connie, sev- Nixon    VowsSaudi Aid    To Study if Boost, Flies to Syria r-.-j i [ASCUS, Syria (AP> — exist between the U. S. and wl Oil IU JU I J Out of Line DAMASCUS President Nixon promised in- some Arab countries will be creased arms aid to Saudi Ara- removed.” bia Saturday and then came to He criticized those who op-Syria for an important third pose Nixon in and out of the U. stop on his Middle East tour.    IS.: “It is very important that Nixon and his wife were of-1our/rjends *n Zbe U. S. . . . rally ficially welcomed by President I behind you in your efforts to and Mrs. Hafez Assad at the secure peace. Damascus airport.    I “Anybody who stands against As the presidential party drove through the streets, an estimated 250,000 Syrians were on hand to greet Nixon. Migs Approach There was a brief period of concern just before Nixon landed. As his plane approached, four Soviet-built Mig jet fighters of the Syrian air force appeared, two off each wing. Nixon’s pilot, Col. Albert Al-bertazzie, unaware the Syrians had planned a jet escort, put the Boeing 707 into several sharp turns in order to identify their markings and get time to determine their intentions. A White House spokesman said Albertazzie took the evasive maneuvers vhile he con- WASHINGTON (AP) - The supreme court agreed Saturday to consider whether a federal grand jury exceeded its powers you in the U. S. or outside the,. .    _    .. * U. S. or against your rela- m namin8 T resident Nixon as a tionship with us has only one Watergate co-conspirator. thing in mind, to splinter us and damage the chances for peace,” Faisal said. The exchange of remarks followed more than two hours of private talks between Nixon and Faisal. At the same time, the court denied a motion by the White House and the Watergate prosecutors that the entire record of the grand jury proceedings be made public, except for one ex- Nixon was welcomed to Jidda cerpt. (Continued: Page 2, Col. 5.) The passage which was made public said: “On Feb. 25, 1974, in the course of its consideration of the indictment in the instant case the . . . grand jury, by vote of 19-0, determined that there is Desert Kills Searcher for Missing Boy —AP Wirephoto Frances Royalty and her son, John Jacobs, look over a scrapbook with pictures and mementoes of Jacobs' life. The two met this week for the first time in 57 years. Apart 57 Years, Mother Learns of Son's Career Through Scrapbook probable cause that Richard M. MINIDOKA, Idaho (AP) — A Nixon (among others) was a tacted the airport tower about    y°unS woman has died of ^cun-1 membei* of    the conspiracy to the fighters. The Syrians con-    stroke while    taking part in a defraud the United States    and to firmed that the planes were es- search for an 11-year-old boy obstruct justice charged in corts.    missing for    five days in the'count I of    the instant    indict- Shoulder to Shoulder    fifj,, °h ‘" 8 S°U‘hCrn Idah° ment' and ,he 8rand iur>’ au' aeserl-    thorned    the    special    prosecutor .Syrian army troops stood a1-1 Some 400    people have been to identify    Richard M.    Nixon most shoulder-to-shoulder in combing a two-county area in a1 (among others) as an unindict- downtown Damascus along the motorcade route to the fashionable Abu Rumaneh diplomatic quarter where the President and Mrs. Nixon were to stay named as defendants, along with other county supervisors and Synhorst. The petition says the settle- cral hundred miles south of the ship. The weather was clearing Saturday, with waves subsiding to two feet and winds to five ment was listed as a polling knots. place in the official publication! A Chilean navy vessel and a of the election notice, but that Swedish freighter radioed they on election day there was no polling place on the settlement or any posted notice directing voters to an alternate polling place. In the past residents of the settlement have cast their votes at polling places in Montour, Tama and Toledo. A favorable decision by the court could throw into jeopardy the 62-vote margin by which State Rep. Stephen Rapp, 25-year-old Waterloo lawyer, defeated Nicholas Johnson, 39, of Kesley, former federal communications commissioner, for the Democratic nomination for the Third district congressional seat. Ohrt said council members have not participated heavily in past primary elections and that only a few have voted in general elections. However, there are an estimated 300 eligible voters living on the settlement. About 200 reportedly participate in tribal elections and there are said to be another IOO too young for tribal elections but old enough to vote in general elections. were joining U. S. and Mexican search ships. Harber said by radio that the Shooting Star was equipped with two 13-foot dinghys as lifeboats, life vests and flares. Harber and Caspers were experienced sailors. Caspers won trophys in ocean racing. A coast guard cutter struck his ketch off California in 1954, slicing it in two and killing his first wife and another passenger. By Cathie Carter Sioux City Journal SIOUX CITY (AP) -Frances Royalty, 75, spent many hours in her nursing home room pouring over a scrapbook containing the story of her son’s life. The book contains pictures of John Jacobs’ early childhood and school years, clippings of his navy adventures, photos from his early married life and pictures of Mrs. Royalty’s three grandsons. This week, Mrs. Royalty met her only child. Jacobs, 57, of Trenton, N. J., searched for his mother for ten years before he found her living at the Leeds nursing home. Mrs. Royalty was 18 and unmarried when she gave birth at a Sioux City hospital to the son she named Joseph Creighton Bruning. Placed in Home The infant was placed in a children's home. Mrs. Royalty said she hoped to someday take him to live with her. Later she was told the baby died, but “I didn’t believe that,” she said. After Jacobs located his Rush Refuses To Testify; Proxmire Would Halt Pay WASHINGTON (AP) — Sena-jresponsibility to review a Pres- Today s Index Church Page ............... •» Comics ..................... *> Crossword ...........   5 Daily Record ................2 Deaths ....................2 Editorial Features.......... 4 Financial................... 2 Marion ......................2 Movies ......   2 Sports ................... T,    8 Television ...................• Want Ads ...............12*1*1 tor Proxmire (D-Wis.) termed the refusal of Kenneth Rush to testify before a congressional committee “unacceptable and ridiculous” Friday and said he will seek to have the money for Rush’s salary withheld. Rush, newly named as President Nixon’? chief economic adviser, invoked executive privilege in refusing to appear before the panel probing the state of the economy. He said his responsibility to give Nixon “candid and uninhibited advice” precludes his appearing before the joint committee. “For the self-described new 'primary adviser on economic policy’ to the President to refuse to account to congress on some spurious notion of separation of power? is both unacceptable and ridiculous,” said Proxmire He noted that a 1946 law gives the joint economic committee ident’s economic policy. Proxmire said that, because of Rush’s refusal, the hearings that were due to open Tuesday have been canceled. He said he will urge the senate appropriations committee to withhold the money for Rush’s salary. “Congress cannot fulfill its legislative responsibilities for the mother at the nursng home earlier this year, he started a written and telephone exchange with the administrator, Mrs. Charles Sullivan. It fell to Mrs. Sullivan to break the news to her patient. “I thought somebody was kidding me along,” Mrs. Royalty said. “I said, ‘are you sure?’ and I almost called them a liar.” Jacobs said he first realized his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacobs, were not his natural parents when he discovered his baptismal certificate in 1946. World War II He was adopted by the Jacobs’ and lived with them at Bancroft, then later at Mason City, where he attended high school. After a tour with the navy in World war II, he was married and settled down in Trenton, N. J., his wife Dolores home town. When he applied for a defense-related job, he needed proof of his citizenship. That was when his baptismal cer-t i f i c a t e with his natural mother’s name and his baptismal name, John Bruning, were found. Kept Secret “My parents kept my adoption a well-guarded secret,’’ Jacobs said. “Even when I went into the navy, they kept that fact under wraps.” Jacobs never told his parents, now deceased, that he knew their secret. Jacobs said he started the Eight Killed ^Collision search for his natural mother ten years ago and concentrated on the search for the last two years. He eventually located his mother’s sister at Onawa and learned the story of his birth. After Jacobs found his mother, his wife prepared the scrapbook so Mrs. Royalty could learn about her son before she met him. The meeting took place Tuesday and Jacobs spent the rest of the week in Sioux City getting acquainted with his mother. He is returning to Trenton this weekend. But he plans to return soon “with as many of the family as want to come.” In addition to her son, Mrs. Royalty's newly discovered family includes her daughter-in-law and three grandsons, John, Thomas and Ted, all of Trenton. search for Jeff Hodgson, who led co-conspirator in connection became separated from a state- with subsequent legal proceed-sponsored wilderness survival ings in this case.” study group Monday.    Arguments    July    8 i ,    .    ,    ,    i Search officials said he had    , overnight before departing for only a slim chance tQ survive The high court ruled: “Other Israel.    because of    106-degree tempera- *ban    disclosure, the    sealed Security    precautions    were    tures and jack of water    record    shall remain sealed.” j tight for the first American i shirley Egans 29 of Ameri- Both ljBon ‘Iaworski> special President ever to visit this Arab can FajIs Idaho “died Qf sunJW a t e r g a t e prosecutor, and nation where Palestinian gueril- stroke at a search’camp Friday. |Jamcs s*- clair« chief presidents have base camps and orga-! A companion of Jeff Rocky tial a*t<>rney» had asked that the nizational headquarters.    Nei,sont 10    was found Tuesday    list of    co-conspirators be    made The day    was sweltering    with    Re sajd ,h    fe„ bchind ,h{.    public, the temperature 93 in downtown f (h , d „ d . ,h In agreeing to hear St. Clair s Damascus.    bu, Jrs djdn, hear "J argument that the grand jury *    *    *    the group walked out of sight, iover?tePP°d 'Is author">' m naming the President a coconspirator the court fixed oral Leaving Saudi Arabia Nixon.    ^    ^ looked tired as he shook ands were missing. with a long line of dignitaries at, Rick ^ (he two dedded arguments for July 8 Jidda, the Saudi Red sea port. ; up „e sa)d ho Mon., The brief order noted that He chatted privately for see- ni£ht in a cave    dis_    Justice Rehnqu.s took no part jerai minutes with h.ng Fa.sal_ „overea wgj in(csted wUh ^^ consideration of the case. in remarks earlier at Faisal s(lesnakes Thon he    The'list of conspirators was palace, Nixon said:    on(o    farm    about    from    sealed by order of U. S. Distort “The U. S. will see to it that .    seDarated    JudBe John J Sir,ca’ who Wl11 the level of securUy consisted    s#id , wasn-t ; t0 preside over the Watergate with its responsibly to the;    said    V    ^ver-up trial scheduled to SfAratat strong and-1» ha was    '«**#■*■ I secure * Tm £7 wifi    0rd"    “ enhance the chances for peace.” Raps Opponents Faisal responded by expressing the hope that “all problems and blemishes that seem to Boyd Olsen, the farmer who sirica ,jfted „is sccrecy order found Rocky, said the boy was,a( s, c,ai[,s request after the screaming and crying. "I had tn|white Rousc confirmed newspa-hold him down about five min-    ts    lhat thc president's utes or so before I could get him  ____  licf settled down.” name was on the list. The six defendants in the I cover-up trial, however, asked the supreme court to keep the report sealed. St. Clair asked the court to I consider—in connection with its I review of an order by Sirica di-I reding the President to surren By Kevin Kane    (vacant GOP spot for county re ! The statement, as adopted,Idci    (,<^uments    con* J    ,    -    ti    *    r, ‘ j    cerning #4 White House conver- Linn county Republicans corder - the Linn county Re-.reads:    sations - whether the grand dosed out a 5uj-hour conven- publican central committee held “Watergate is a maze of (jury exceeded its authority. tion session at 1:35 a m. Satur- a short meeting of its own to;legal, constitutional, moral andj Nixon appealed Sirica’s order Linn Republicans Debate, but Adopt a Watergate Declaration day by nailing down a hotly- elect new officers, debated Watergate statement as    Officers the group s 62nd and final plat- The central committee form plank.    elected    Frances Palmer The Watergate plank calls for chairman, K. Edward Fry as routing the legal and constitu- treasurer and Ruth Badling as tional questions through the secretary; elected Robert Al- political questions. Although it J0 lh® U* S. circuit court in is very difficult to distinguish and separate these questions, we must make a serious effort rC(Iue^’ the supreme asit0 do so    a^reed    10    byPass    the “The legal questions will be cour^* Washington on grounds of executive privilege. At Jaworski’s court circuit proper courts and governmental channels, says the moral questions can onlv be answered in ^V>A/VV>>,VNA/S/>A/VNAA/VVWA»^VVVVVVVN Photo on Picture Page lender as co-chairman; and appointed Jim Albert as administrative and organizational assistant. Debate on the Watergate ~ plank, rather than taking issue °^,with content, revolved around the “heart and conscience ROSWELL, N. M. (UPI) — each American”, and scores I whether to accept or reject the economy if it meets this type of j Eight people were killed and Democrats for allegedly making\issue as part of thP county plat- three injured Friday night in a partisan issue out of the politi-1 form. economic stonewalling.” commented Sen. Javits (R-N.Y ). Javits commented that Rush’s! and truck. and should be handled by the appropriate courts with increased emphasis on the cardinal principle of American justice that every individual must be considered innocent unless proved guilty. “The constitutional questions must be dealt with carefully and cautiously, with proper concern for the equal rights and the head-on collision of a car cal questions. refusal “stands in sharp con-t r a s t to his predecessor’s, George Shultz’, willingness to testify even when he knew he would be under fire.” Rush, in a letter to Proxmire, invited the committee to a private breakfast meeting to discuss thc economy in an informal setting. Proxmire refused for himself! and wrote other members that tho invitation “dramatizes the fact Mr. Rush just hasn’t got the message.” Hie marathon evening at the tergate was a “grassroots Proponents argued that Wa Privileges of the three branches ^    b    'of    our    government:    legislative, AU the dead — including three-Roosevelt bote also included I issue children — were    in the car,(speeches by Gov.    Robert Ray which state police    said was in    and    state Sen Tom Riley (R- the wrong lane. The two other Cedar Rapids), button holing occupants and the    truck driver    and    certifying of    delegates to were injured    next    month’s state    GOP eonven- ZHI    r*on’    and    distort®    on such other campaign issues as wo- ToiIiiiiIs* Chuckle mon’s ri^hts» caPltal Punish* ..... Iowa’s    requirement and therefore shoulda"d major consideration in 1he moral ‘■u'stio"s Practically everybody is growing five things in the garden this year peas, radishes, beans, tomatoes and tired. Coevrluht ment and for 60 percent approval of bond issues. And, when the convention was finally recessed — allowing it to reconvene if necessary to fill a merit the platform, while opponents contended that the issue was more nationally-related and should be left out of local plat-forming. Substantial Edge In the end, however, the “ayes” had a substantial edge in voice votes and not only got the statement adopted, but also moved it out to a special section of its own. can only be answered in the heart and conscience of each American, with due regard to the Biblical injunction, ‘Let him without sin cast the first stone.’ “With regard to the political rSlL"nS.r:.a,frih:r;R„h‘0! 'o anyone" except their the President of the United States and his administration to answer aggressively the political attacks of a congress controlled by Democrats, a house (Continued: Page 2, Col 4 ) Jaworski seeks access to the disputed material in order to prepare for the trial. Sirica ordered the President to turn it over to him, Sirica, for his examination to see if it should be handed over to the prosecutor. Memo Filed Defendants in the cover-up trial are former Attorney General John Mitchell, former White House aides H. R. Hal-deman, John Ehrliehman and Gordon Strachan, and former presidential campaign workers Robert Mardian and Kenneth Parkinson. In a memo filed with the court Tuesday, they said they “unanimously . . . object to the reiease of the sealed materials Iowa lawyers. Jaworski, on the other hand, said there is “now no longer any further reason for maintaining the confidentiality of this information.” ;

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: June 15, 1974

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