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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 17, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather- Sunny through Tues- day. Low tonight, 50s. High Tuesday, uppti 10s to lower 80s. VOLUME ftJ-NUMHKIt 159 CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, MONDAY, JUNE 17, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UI'I, NEW YORK TIMES ATOH AID FOR ISRAEL Prices Up; Few Cattle Being Sold By Al Swegle A Linn, county cattle feeder w h o says he's "normally against holding actions" said Monday the latest spontaneous effort "may just work this lime." "One cattle buyer told me this morning that he's raising prices ?6 a hundredweight on the Hoi- stein steer dressed beef mar- Ralph Blackford, Marion, president of the Linn county Cattlemen's Assn., said Mon- day. "Cattle receipts early this morning were about half what packers expected and it looks like this holding action may work this time." Stockmen Met Stockmen attending a meeting in South Sioux City, Neb., Friday night pledged not to market choice grade beef cattle weigh- ing under pounds unless they are paid at least 40 cents a pound. Support is coming from cattle feeders in an eight-state area, although the effort does nol have the official sanction of any national farm organization. Cattle receipts were down sharply Monday on Iowa's inte- rior markets and terminals. Terminal receipts for Iowa markets were estimated al Monday morning, about lower than an average Monday and down from a week ago. !fZ Increase The Wilson and Co., Inc., plant in Cedar Rapids Monday reported a a hundredweight increase in cattle prices, now to a hundredweight. The few sales reported Mon- day on the interior market were to higher, also. "Offerings are extremely li- mited on the interior a US. agriculture department marketing specialist said. "Prices are quite a bit higher, but that still isn't bringing the cattle out." Monday Receipts The official said Monday's re- ceipts on the interior market would probably be about half the normal run of (o head. Jerry Struck, operator of the Nixon Pledge Matches Help Given Egyptians JERUSALEM (AP) The U.ia provisional agreement would Central Webster Iowa Stockyard City, said cattle ceipts there were down about 50 percent. Prices ranged from to a hundredweight for cat- tle at Webster City, about higher than last Friday. Forrest Mykleby, Wilson plant (Continued Page 10, Col. 3) Telsptiolo PARLIAMENT wreathed the -famous clock tower, Big Ben, in London, Monday, as tiremen fought a felaze at the houses of parliament in Westminster palace. The -fire began fol- lowing a bomb blast which injured 11 persons. Bomb Rips Parliament Hall LONDON (AP) A bomb :elieved set by Irish terrorists exploded in an annex of the liouse of commons during the morning rush hour Monday, set- ting parliament on fire and iu- juring 11 persons, official said. There was considerable dam- age to Westminster hall, oldest of the buildings in Westminster palace, which houses parli- ment. Irish Accent Shortly before the explosion a man with an Irish accent telephoned the Press Assn., Britain's domestic news agen- cy, to warn that a bomb would go off in the house of commons in six minutes. Scotland Yard's bomb squad was racing to the building when they heard the blast. A police spokesman said the Food Industry Plans Meal- Sales To Ease Emergency WASHINGTON (UPI) Food industry leaders will cooperate in a new series of special meat sales to help ease an emergency for farmers, administration of- ficials said Monday. Agriculture Secretary Butz said he would make a decision "in a day or so" on proposals In increase government pur- chases of heef and pork for school lunch rooms by up to million. Iliilz indicated lie personally favors the idcn. White House economic coun- selor Kenneth Rush and Butz met with newsmen after a con- ference with spokesmen for su- permarkets, m e n I bankers and farmers. packers, They refused lo speculate how far consumer prices might be cut in order to clear out a sup- ply glut which officials said had left cattle and hog prices below production cosl.s and had de- moralized farmers. Blitz warned Hint unless meat marketing Is made more ef- ficient, retail prices may rise Idler lo keep farmers from abandoning the beef and hog business by Ihe Ihoiisnnds. "If nnyliiing came out of Ilils meeting, it was that now is a whale of a good time to stock your home freezers with Butz said. "The (profit) margins of (he middlemen packers, retailers are unreasonably high." Rush told reporters Friday. "It bears scrutiny as to why those mar- gins are so high." Rush explained the goal of the White [louse meeting was to gel food industry middlemen to lower their profits so con- sumers, who already have some retail reductions, can get the full benefit of recent drops in live cattle and hog prices. Agriculture officials said cat- tle and hog prices began falling early this year as the result of a complex series of events includ- )omb fractured a gas main and itarted a fire that sent flames shooting high above the 14th Century St. Stephen's chapel, lear Westminster hall. Dense clouds enveloped Big Ben for a time. The police said the )omb went off near a ground- loor canteer. adjacent to the hall. Police said that of the 11 per- sons injured, only one woman, whose leg was broken was kept n the hospital. The others were xeated for minor cuts and aruises or smoke inhalation and released. hall, built in 1097, is the oldest part of the palace and was originally the seat of Britain's highest court. It was tile scene of the trial of Charles I, of coronation feasts and debates of early parlia- ments. It also is the place where Britain's sovereigns lie in slate after death. Timber Uoof Windows at the front of the hall were blown out, but the giant stained-glass windows at Ihe other end appeared un- damaged. However, it v feared there was considerable damage to Ihe hall's unique 13th Ccnlurv timber roof. More than a dozen fire en- gines fought the blaze as hun- dreds of persons stopped on their way to work to watch. The [ire was reported under control an hour after the bomb blast. One police explosives expert told a member of commons that the bomb contained be- tween 15 and 20 pounds of ex- plosive material. Members of parliament stood in pools of water amid a tangle of fire hoses and gazed in dis- may at the fire damage. David Steel, a member of commons from the Liberal party, said there has been con- cern for some time about se- curity for Westminster palace. Many Entrances "This is a very difficult build- ing to protect because there are so many he said. After the blast, police quickly set up patrols around buildings in Whitehall, the chief concen tration of government offices, and at Scotland Yard. All ve- hicles in the area also were checked. Monday's blast was Ihe first such attack since Guy Fawkes' (ContinuedT'Page 10, Col. 8.) Oil Countries Keep Freeze, Boost Taxes QUITO, Ecuador (AP) The Organization of Petroleum Ex porting Countries decided Mon- day to continue its freeze on posted oil prices for the next three months, but increased the government take by 2 percen effective July 1. The effect of the move wil be to increase prices slightly for consumers. Saudi Arabia did not associ ate itself with the move for an increased take, OPEC Secre- tary-General Abde r a h m a n Khene told a news conference at the end of a three-hour caucus. Kliene said the continued freeze on posted prices, whicl all of the members except Sau di Arabia had wanted raised would give the industrialized nations another chance to con- trol inflation. He said the OPEC members "urge them to fulfill their re- sponsibilities." OPEO froze the posted prices in January and extended the freeze for three months in March. Before the freeze, prices quadrupled in a year's time to a barrel. Monday promised Israel the same help in developing nuclear power that it plans lo give Egypt. President Nixon, in a joint communique with Premier Yitz- hak Rabin, also reaffirmed America's commitment- to long- term arms shipments to the Ic ,ish state. Nixon and Rabin said their wo governments "will negotiate agreement on cooperation in ie field of nuclear energy, echnology and the supply of uel from the U. S. under agreed afeguards. Purchase Reactors 'This agreement will in par- icular take into account the in- ention of the government of Israel to purchase power reac- ors from the United States" to >rovide electricity for Israel's apidly growing economy, the :ommunique said. The executive agreements signed by Nixon do not need senate approval, as do treaties rlowever, any money appropria tions would have to be approved >y congress. After signing the pact, Nixon left to Amman, Jordan. For Nixon's one-day stay in Jordan King Hussein attemptec to match the impressive recep tions the President received in the three other Arab countrie he visited-Egypt, Saudi Arab! and Syna. Hussein and his 25-year-ol Queen Alia greeted Presiden and Mrs. Nixon when their plane arrived in Jordan. Se' eral hundred onlookers, indue ing many small children wavin American flags, applauded Nixon got off his plane followin a half-hour flight from Jews; lem. Azores Stop Nixon will leave Jordan Tues- day for a rest stop in th Azores, where he will also mee with the new Portuguese Pres dent Antonio de Spinola before returning to Washington Wee nesday. He will depart for hi Moscow summit less than week later. Israel has had an agreemen with the U. S. covering join nuclear research for the last years, and the communique sai Schlesinger: Limited Arms Pact Possibl WASHINGTON (AP) Secre tary of Defense Schlesinger sai Monday there is "some poss bility" that the United Stati and Russia will reach agre ment in principle during Pres dent Nixon's Moscow visit o limiting deployment of ne Russian multiple warhead mi siles. Schlesinger told a news co ference that such an agreemei would require "a method verification satisfactory to th U.S." But the defense secretary sa he sees no likelihood of an comprehensive agreement the Moscow meeting on limitin offensive missiles. made this month "on the fur- er sale of nuclear fuel to rael." The wording of the comrnuni- ue paralleled that in which xon announced in Cairo three ays ago that the U. S. would pply nuclear reactors and fuel Egypt for peaceful purposes. The agreement had been fore- ast earlier Monday at a news inference by Secretary of) .ate Kissinger. Kissinger also sought lo quiet uspicions in Israel and the U. congress that the Egyptians ould use the American nuclear d to produce nuclear weapons, said the U. S. government ould "make doubly sure there Continued: Page 10, Col. 7.) impeachment Charges Cut From 55 to 5 WASHINGTON (AP) i- The ouse judiciary committee earing the end of its impeach- ment inquiry and has only aboul ive of the original 55 allega- icns against President Nixon till under active examination The Watergate cover-up, Nix m's taxes and charges that the administration used the Inter lal Revenue Service for politi cal purposes 'are the majo areas still under review. Use of wiretaps in domesli surveillance remains a concern :or a sizable number of con mittee members, and the searc 'or a link between Nixon's de cision to raise milk prices an campaign contributions by th dairy industry awaits the test mony of iformer White Hous aide Charles Colson. The legality of the secre jombing of Cambodia orderec jy Nixon still is questioned b some members, but a majorit appears convinced it is not a: mpeachable offense. Last Week The presentation of evidenc s expected to conclude thi week with a wrapping up of th cover-up and an examination o Mixon's income-tax payments i the years 1969-72. Chairman Rodino (D-N. J las scheduled closed hearing for Tuesday, Wednesday an Thursday and said he will mee at night, if necessary, to con (Continued: Page 3, Col. 5.) Kalmbach Given Six-Month Term WASHINGTON Kalmbacli, once President Ni: on's family lawyer and a majo fund raiser in the 1968 and 197 presidential campaigns, w a sentenced Monday to at leas six months in prison for viol tions of federal election law He was also fined Kalmbach pled guilty on Fe 25 to charges related to finan ing of the 1970 Republican co gressional elections. Rejects Bid By Kerner WASHINGTON (AP) The supreme court Monday refused to review the bribery conviction of former Illinois Gov. Otto Kerner and his argument that he could not be indicted while sitting as a federal judge. The court declined without mment to interfere with the ecision of the U.S. circuit court Chicago upholding the convic- ons of Kerner and Theodore aacs, former Illinois director revenue. Justice Marshall joknopartin the case. Both Kerner and Isaacs had )pealed the conviction. Kerner argued in part that the Constitution prohibits the ndictment and trial of a fed- eral judge prior to his remov- al from office by impeach- ment. Kerner and Isaacs were found guilty of conspiracy, bribery, mail fraud, tax evasion and fil- ing year's price controls and a 1973 slowdown in market- ing by farmers Hint temporarily scut cattle prices skyrocketing, further complicated in 1974 by a truckers strike. Today's Chuckle .Smile a hit mid increase your face vnlue. Lowriohi Second Anniversary of Third-Rate Burglary' WASHINGTON (UPI) Two years ago Monday morn- ing, security guard Frank Wills found masking tape on a door leading into the Water- gale office building and called the cops. That event changed Richard Nixon's life and put the word Watergate inlo the liislory books. II wns about 2 a.m. when Sgl. Paul Lccper, and officers Carl Sliofflcr and John Bar- rett answered Wills' call and searched Ihe building. Barrett saw Ihe shadow of a man out- side a sixth-floor office and yelled, "Mold it, come "They got someone whispered Into n wnlklo-tnlklc. Klvn men wearing blue sur- gical gloves stood up, their hands raised. "Are you gent- lemen metropolitan asked James McCord, a secu- rity officer of the Committee to Uc-elcct the President who was arrested in the office of Democratic Party Chairman Lnwrcncc O'Brien. The "third-rate burglary" as White House Press Sec- retary Ronald Ziegler later called it has become one of the most extensively inves- tigated crimes of our time, a politically-motivated cape r with the unreal quality of a spy novel. There are still unanswered questions about the breakin. No one lias ever said for sure whnt Ihe burglars wanted, and whoever knows won't tell. O'Brien apparently was the target. Asked about the infor- mation the burglars wanted, deputy G.O.P. campaign direc- tor Jeb M a g r u d e r said O'Brien was "certainly from our standpoint, their most professional political operator, (who) could be very difficult in the coming campaign. So we had hoped that informa- tion might discredit him." Magmder told the Water- gate committee this breakin wns part of a plan proposed by G. Gordon Liddy, a former FBI agent and CUP employe. Ills partner was 10. Howard Hunt, a former CIA agent and spy novelist who saw himself as "n member of n special in- vesligntions unit, later known as the, Plumbers, which the President had created to un- dertake specific national secu- rity tasks for which the tradi- tional investigative agencies were deemed to be inade- quate." Hunt said the reason for the breakin was, according to Llddy, "that he had informa- tion, the source of which I un- derstood to be a government ngcncy, that the Cuban gov- ernment was supplying funds to the Democratic party cam- paign." Olher burglars had been re- cruited by Hunt in early 1971. Some were "Plumbers." They were Cuban-Americans who remembered the Bay of Pigs mid seemed like characters oul of spy novels: Frank Stur- gis, Eugcnio Martinez, Virgili' Gonzalez and Bernard Barker who explained himself this way in the senate Watergati hearings: "E. Howard Hunt, under th> name of Eduardo, represent, to the Cuban people their lib eration. I cannot deny my ser vices in the way that it wa proposed to me on a matter o national security knowing that, with my training, I hat personnel available for thi type of operation." On 27, 1972, one o these learns Ihe exae members remain unknown broke into Democratic nn tional commitlee offices fin tapped a scries of phones Barker said he followC' (Continued: Page 12, Col. I.) ng false tax returns. Kerner 'as also convicted of perjury efore a grand jury and making alse statements to agents of the nternal Revenue Service. Kerner, 65, took voluntary cave without pay from the Sev- mth U.S. circuit court of ap- peals after his conviction by a ederal jury in February 1973. Kerner and Isaacs were each sentenced to three years in pris- on and fined The sen- ;ences were delayed pending ;he outcome of their appeals. In other 'action Monday, the court: Ruled, in a case from Mont- gomery, Ala., that private, ra- (Continued: Page 3, Col. 8.) Lounsberryin Guilty Plea on Drunk Driving DBS MOINES ary of Agriculture Robert Lounsberry was placed on two years probation Monday after lie ipled guilty to a charge of drunk driving. Associate District Judge How- ard Brooks deferred sentencing Lounsberry until the probation is completed. Under the deferred sentenc- ing law enacted 'by the legisla- ture this year, a charge can be wiped out by the court at the end of the probation period. Until the new program took effect, a drunk driving con- viction meant a mandatory fine and a 120-day suspension of driving privileges. Attend School Under the new program, Lounsberry doesn't have lo pay the fine or lose his license, but he must attend a state- sponsored school for drinking drivers. Lounsberry, 55, a McCalls- burg Republican, was arrested about !1 a.m. June 4. He was booked at the Polk county jail and was released on his own recognizance. Authorities said the arrest came after Lounsberry attend- ed a barbecue at 0es Moincs Jester park for a group of vis- iting French farmers. Nol Intoxicated Lounsberry was appointed deputy secretary of agriculture' (ContinucdTpaBc 3, Col. 7.) Today's Index Comics............ 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