Cedar Rapids Gazette, June 15, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

June 15, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 15, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Mostly sunny, cooler through Sunday. Low tonight about SO. High iSnndxy nlmiit SO. VOLUME 92 NUMBER 157 CITY FINAL 15 CENTS NIXON CASE Tama Vote Finaliiation Is Stayed Cedar Rapids A temporary order to preven certification of the June 4 pr mary election results from Tama county was signed Frida afternoon by Federal Judge EC ward J. McMaiHis. Late Friday m o r n j n members of the Sac and Fo tribal council from the Mesqua kie settlement near Tama ha filed suit in court claiming n polling place had been set up o (he settlement for the election. They asked the court to orde Tama county officials to con duct a primary election at th settlement and asked, in addi tion, for in damage "for the deprivation of this fun damental constitutional right t vote." Judge McManus set a hearini for 10 a.m. June 24 in Ceda Rapids to decide whether tin tribe should be allowed to vot in a special election. Stays Action Friday's order prevents Sec retary of State Melvin Synhors from certifying the county'; election results until he ha. ruled on the tribal council's pe tition. In it, the judge said the' Indi ans "have been denied the righ to vote and have .their vote counted, and they will suffe immediate and irreparabl harm, lops and injury" if the totals from the county vote can vass are certified. The official state canvass o the primary election was starl ed in Des Moines Friday by the state executive council, whicl serves as the state canvassing board. Met with Council The petition says Tama County Supervisor LeRoy Wiese and Tama Auditor Alvin Ohr met with the tribal council in September, 1973, to discuss es tablishment of a polling plaa on the settlement, but .that no formal action was taken. Both Olirt and Wiese are named as defendants, along with other county supervisors and Synhorst. The petition says the settle, ment was listed as a polling place in the official publication of .the election notice, but thai on election day there was no polling place on the settlemenl 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, de- feated Nicholas Johnson, 39, ol Kesley, former federal commu- nications commissioner, for the Democratic nomination for the T h i r d district congressional scat. Ohrt said council members have not participated heavily in past primary elections and that only a few have voted in gener- al elections. However, there arc an es- timated 300 eligible voters living on the settlement. About 200 reportedly participate in tribal elections and there are said to be another 100 loo young for tribal elections but old enough lo vole in general elections. Today's Index Church Page Comics Crossword Dally Record Dcnihs Kdiloriiil Features Finnnclul Mnrion Movies............ Sports Television Wnnt Alls .....J .....5 .....5 .....2 .....2 .....I il (I ..7, 8 .....li Search Vessel 10 on LONG BEACH, Calif. (UP1) Ships of four nations j t, off the Mexican coast for survivors of the Star, last heard from t night as it was buffeted in v heavy sea with 10 aboard, including Jhree nia The vessel was last from when it radioed Mayday, request all vessels the vicinity attempt to In a distress call 20 earlier, the ship's radio tor said it was taking on and in danger of The 63-foot navy air-sea cue craft, converted to a Measure ship, was last torn near San Benito Island :he coast of Baja Mexico, about 275 miles south San It sailed from Cabo Lucas at the tip of the >eninsula, carrying family members and friends a post-campaign UnruSi It is owned by Fred 55, of Santa Ana, former manager of Cypress, mayor and city councilman of Buena Royalty an and campaign manager for and rhementoe "Big Daddy" Unruh in an in 57 years. successful bid for mayor of Angeles last year. With him were an Orange county supervisor, 57 V Caspers, 43, and Thomas 26, of Fullerton, executive assis tant to the Orange county Can chairman, Ralph They were Cathie Carter Jaspers' successful city Journal for re-election June CITY (AP) With them were Royalty, 75, spent sons, Kirk, 20, and Eric, hours in her nursing Klein's brothers, Tim, 22, room pouring over a lohn, 20; Leonard Bashor, 50, containing the Anaheim, a contractor; his of her son's life. n-law, Richard Tully, 21, ibook contains pictures his nephew, Robert Bashor, John Jacobs' early child- Hurricane and school years, clip- of his navy adventures, The Shooting Star got from his early married rouble in 15-foot waves and and pictures of Mrs. Roy- tnot winds kicked up by the three grandsons. vance of Hurricane Connie, several hundred miles south of the ship. The weather was week, Mrs. Royalty met her only child. Jacobs, 57, of Trenton, N. Saturday, with waves searched for his mother o two feet anci winds to ten years before he found living at the Leeds nurs- A Chilean navy vessel and home. Swedish freighter radioed they were joining U. S. and Royalty was 18 and unmarried when she gave birth search ships. Harber said by radio that the Shooting Star was equipped with wo 13-foot dinghys as a Sioux City hospital lo the son she named Joseph Creighton Bruning. fe vests and flares. Harber in Home Caspers were experienced infant was placed in a home. Mrs. Royalty Caspers won trophys in she hoped to someday racing. A coast guard him to live with her. truck his ketch off California she was told the baby 954, slicing it in two and but "I didn't believe lis first wife and another she said. Jacobs located his Rush Refuses To Proxmire Would Halt WASHINGTON (AP) to review a Pres- tor Proxmire (D-Wis.) economic policy. ic refusal of Kenneth Rush said that, because testify before a congressional committee "unacceptable Rush's refusal, the hearings that were due lo open Tuesday have been canceled. He said lie ridiculous" Friday and said urge the senate appropri- will seek to have the money committee to withhold Rush's salary money for Rush's salary. Rush, newly named as cannot fulfill its leg- ident Nixon's chief responsibilities for the adviser, invoked executive if it. meets this type of ilege in refusing to appear com- fore the panel probing the Sen. Javits of the commented that Rush's He said his responsibility "stands in sharp con- ;ivc Nixon "candid and r a s t to his predecessor's, cd advice" precludes his Sluiltz', willingness to icaring before the joint even when he knew he be under fire." "For the self-described in a letter to Proxmire, 'primary adviser on the committee lo a pri- mlicy' to Ihii President lo breakfast meeting to dis- use lo account lo congress the economy in an informal sonic spurious notion of ion of powers is both refused for himself iible and wrote other members that invitalion "dramatizes the lie noted Hint a 1946 law Mr. liu.sli just hasn't uol the joint economic message." ASSOCIATED PRESS, UFI, NEW YGhK liMEa COURT Nixon Vows Saudi Aid JQ Study jf Boost, Flies to Syria r j i IASCUS, Syria (AP) -Iexist between the U. S. and %JB dllU JUI V Out of Line DAMASCUS, Nixon promised in- creased arms aid to Saudi Ara- bia Saturday and then carne to some Arab countries removed." He criticized those who op- Syria for an important Nixon in and out of the U. slop on his Middle East tour. S.: "It is very important that Nixon and his wife were of- our friends in the U. S. rally Wirephoto mother at the nursng home earlier this year, he started a written and telephone ex- change with the administra- tor, Mrs. Charles Sullivan. It fell to Mrs. Sullivan to break the news to her patient. "I thought somebody was kidding me Mrs. Roy- alty said. "I said, 'are you 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 mar- ried and settled down in Tren- ton, N. J., his wife Dolores7 home town. When he applied for a de- fense-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 baptis- mal name, John Bruning, were found. Kept Secret "My parents kept my adop- tion a well-guarded Jacobs said. "Even when I went inlo the navy, they kept that fact, under wraps." Jacobs never lold his parents, now deceased, that lie knew their secret. Jacobs said he started the Eight led InCoNision search for his natural mother ten years ago and concentrat- ed on the search for the last two years. He eventually lo- cated 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 be- fore 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. jficially welcomed by President and Mrs. Hafez Assad at the Damascus airport. As the presidential party drove through the streets, an es- timated Syrians were on hand to greet Nixon. Migs Approach There was a brief period of concern just before Nixon land- ed. As his plane approached, 'our Soviet-built Mig jet fighters of the Syrian air force ap- peared, two off each wing. Nixon's pilot, Col. Albert Al- jertazzie, 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 lo deter- mine their intentions. A White HOuse spokesman said Albertazzie took the eva- ,ive maneuvers while he con- acted the airport tower about he fighters. The Syrians con- firmed that the planes were es- corts. Shoulder to Shoulder Syrian army troops stood al- m o s I shoulder-to-shoulder in downtown Damascus along the motorcade route to the fashion- able Abu Rumaneh diplomatic quarter where the President and Mrs. Nixon were to stay overnight before departing for Israel. Security precautions were tight for the first American President ever to visit this Arab nation where Palestinian gueril- las have base camps and orga- nizational headquarters. The day was sweltering with ihe temperature 93 in downtown Damascus. Leaving Saudi Arabia, Nixon looked tired as he shook hands with a long line of dignitaries at Jidda, the Saudi Red sea port. He chatted privately for sev- eral minutes with King Faisal. In remarks earlier at Faisal's palace, Nixon said: "The U. S. will see to it that the level of security consistent with its responsibility to the Middle East is raised. "If Saudi Arabia is strong and secure, as it will be, it will enhance the chances for peace." Raps Opponents Faisal responded by express- ing the hope that "all problems and blemishes that seem to you in the U. S. or outside the U. S. or against your rela- naminS Nixon as a Watergate co-conspirator. WASHINGTON (AP) The behind you in your efforts to supreme court agreed Saturday to consider whether a federal grand jury exceeded its powers secure peace. "Anybody who stands against your tionship with us has only one thing in mind, to splinter us and damage the chances for Faisal said. The exchange of remarks fol- lowed more than two hours of private talks between Nixon and Faisal. Nixon was welcomed to Jidda (Continued: Page 2, Col. 5.) Desert Kills Searcher for Missing Boy MINIDOKA, Idaho (AP) A young woman has died of sun- stroke while taking part in a search for an 11-year-old boy missing for five days in the scorching southern Idaho desert. Some 400 people have been combing a two-county area in a search for Jeff Hodgson, who became separated from a state- sponsored wilderness survival study group Monday. Search officials said he had only a slim chance to survive because of 100-degree tempera tures and lack of water. Shirley Egans, 29, of Amerf. can Falls, Idaho, died of sun- stroke at a search camp Friday. A companion of Jeff, Rocky Neilson, 10, was found Tuesday. He said they fell behind the rest of the party and called to them, but the others didn't hear. Then the group walked out of sight, apparently unaware that two members were missing. Ricky said the two decided to split up. He said he spent Mon- day night in a cave he later dis- covered was infested with rat- tlesnakes. Then he wandered onto a farm about 20 miles from where he and Jeff separated. "Jeff said I wasn't going to make Rocky said. "He thought he was going to make it." At the same time, the court denied a motion by the White louse and the Watergate prose- cutors that the entire record of :he grand jury proceedings be made public, except for one ex- cerpt. The passage which was made public said: "On Feb. 25, 1974, in the course of its consideration of the ndictment in the instant case he grand jury, by vote of 19-0, determined that there is probable cause that Richard M. Nixon (among others) was a member of the conspiracy to defraud the United States and to obstruct justice charged in iount 1 of the instant indict- ment, and the grand jury au- horized the special prosecutor :o identify Richard M. Nixon others) as an unindicl- ed co-conspirator in connection with subsequent legal proceed- ings in this case." Boyd Olsen, the farmer who found Rocky, said the boy was screaming and crying. "I had to bold him down about five min- utes or so before I could get him settled down." Linn Republicans Debate, but Adopt a Watergate Declaration Arguments July 8 The high court ruled: 'Other than this disclosure, the sealed record .shall remain sealed." Both Leon Jaworski, special Watergate prosecutor, and James St. Clair, chief presiden- tial attorney, had asked that the ist of co-conspirators be made public. In agreeing to hear St. Clair's argument that the grand jury iverstepped naming the its authority in President a co- By Kevin Kane Linn county Republicans dosed out a 514-hour conven- tion session at a.m. Satur- day by nailing down a holly- debated Watergate statement as the group's 62nd and final plat- form plank. The Watergate plank calls for routing the legal and constitu- tional questions through the proper courts and governmental channels, says the moral ques- tions can only be answered in on Picture Page thp "heart anil conscience of N. M. (UPI) -jeach and scores Eight people were killed and Democrats for allegedly making three injured Friday night in the head-on collision of a car and truck. All the dead including Ihrec children were in the car, ivhich state police said was in a partisan issue out of the politi- cal questions. The marathon evening at. the Roosevelt hotel also included speeches by Gov. Robert Ray and state Sen. Tom Rilcy (li- the wrong lane. The two other Cedar button-holing occupants and the truck driver and certifying of delegates to were injured. ChucMc Praciically everybody is growing five things in the gar- this year peas, radishes, Deans, lomnlocs and tired. next month's slalc GOP conven- tion, and lively debate on such oilier campaign issues as wo- men's rights, capital punish- ment and Iowa's requirement for 60 percent approval of bom! issues. And, when the convention was finally recessed allowing it to reconvene if necessary to fill a vacant GOP spot for county re- corder the Linn county Re- publican central committee helc a short meeting of its own to elect new officers. Officers The central committee re- elected Frances Palmer as chairman, K. Edward Fry as treasurer and Ruth Bartling as secretary: elected Robert Al- Icnder as co-chairman; and ap- pointed Jim Albert as adminis- trative and organizational assis- on the Watergate tant. Debate plank, rather than taking issue with content, revolved around whether to accept or reject the issue as part of the county plat- form. Proponents argued (hat Wa- tergate w a s a "grassroots issue" and therefore should merit major consideration in platform, while opponents contended that the issue w a s more nationally-related and should be left out of local plat- forming. Substantial Edge In Ihc end, however, the 'ayes" had a substantial edge n voice votes and not only got he statement adopted, but also, noved it out to a special section of its own. The statement, as adopted, reads: "Watergate is a maze of conspirator the court fixed oral arguments for July 8. The brief order noted that Justice Rehnquist took no part n consideration of the case. The list of co-conspirators was sealed by order of U. S. District Judge John J. Sirica, who will preside over the Watergate :over-up trial scheduled to jegin Sept. 9. Order Lifted Sirica lifted his secrecy order at St. Clair's request after the White House confirmed newspa- per reports that the President's name was on the list. The six defendants in the cover-up trial, however, asked the supreme court to keep the !report sealed. St. Clair asked the court to connection with its review of an order by Sirica di- recting the President to surren- der tapes and documents con- cerning 64 White House conver- sations whether the grand jury exceeded its authority. legal, constitutional, moral Nixon appealed Sirica's order political questions. Although