Cedar Rapids Gazette, June 17, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

June 17, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 17, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Sunny through Tuesday. Low tonight, 50s. High Tuesday, upper 70s lo lower 80s. VOLUME 92 NUMBER 159 be ilapids CITY FINAL IS CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, MONDAY, JUNE 17, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMESEQUAL ATOM AID FOR ISRAEL Prices Up; Few Cattle Being Sold By AI Swegle A Linn county cattle feeder who says he’s “normally against holding actions” said Monday the latest spontaneous effort “may just work this time.” “One cattle buyer told me this morning that he’s raising prices $6 a hundredweight on the Holstein steer dressed beef market,” Ralph Blackford, Marion, president of the Linn county Cattlemen’s Assn., said Monday. “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 weighing under 1,200 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 not have the official sanction of any national farm organization. Cattle receipts were down sharply Monday on Iowa’s interior markets and terminals. Terminal receipts for Iowa markets were estimated at 17.000 Monday morning, about 6.000 lower than an average Monday and down 13,000 from a week ago. $2 Increase The Wilson and Co., Inc., plant in Cedar Rapids Monday reported a $2 a hundredweight increase in cattle prices, now |35 to $37 a hundred weight. The few sales reported Monday on the interior market were $1.50 to $2 higher, also. “Offerings are extremely limited on the interior market,” a IJS. 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 receipts on the interior market would probably be about half the normal run of 8,000 to 9,000 head. Jerry Struck, operator of the Central Iowa Stockyard in Webster City, said cattle receipts there were down about 50 percent. Prices ranged from $37 to $37.50 a hundredweight for cattle at Webster City, about $2 higher than last Friday. Forrest Mykleby, Wilson plant (Continued Page IO, Col. 3> Nixon Pledge Matches Help Given Egyptians -UPI Telephoto PARLIAMENT BLAST — Smoke wreathed the famous clock tower, Big Ben, in London, Monday, as firemen fought a blaze at the houses of parliament in Westminster palace. The fire began following a bomb blast which injured 11 persons. Bomb Rips Parliament Hall °'< Countries Keep Freeze, LONDON (AP) - A bomb believed set by Irish terrorists exploded in an annex of the house of commons during the morning rush hour Monday, setting parliament on fire and injuring ll persons, official said. There was considerable damage 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 agency, 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 Meat Sales To Ease Emergency WASHINGTON (UPI) — Food I meeting, it was that now is industry leaders will cooperate in a new series of special meat sales to help ease an emergency for farmers, administration officials said Monday. Agriculture Secretary Blitz said he would make a decision “in a day or so” on proposals to increase government purchases of beef and pork for school lunch rooms by up to $100 million. Blitz indicated he personally favors the idea. White House economic counselor Kenneth Hush and Butz met with newsmen after a conference with spokesmen for supermarkets, meat packers, bankers and farmers. They refused to speculate how far consumer prices might be c ut in order to clear out a supply glut which officials said had left cattle and hog prices below production costs and had demoralized farmers. Butz warned that unless meat marketing is made more efficient, retail prices may rise later to keep fanners from abandoning the beef and hog business by the thousands. “If anything came out of Ibis whale of a good time to stock your home freezers with beef,” Butz said. “The (profit) margins of the middlemen — packers, retailers — are unreasonably high.” Rush told reporters Friday. “It bears scrutiny as to why those margins are so high.” Rush explained the goal of the White House meeting was to get food industry middlemen to lower their profits so consumers, who already have some retail reductions, can get the full benefit of recent drops in live cattle and hog prices. Agriculture officials said cattle and hog prices began falling early this year as the result of a complex scries of events including last year’s price controls and a 1973 slowdown in marketing by farmers that temporarily sent cattle prices skyrocket trig, further complicated in 1974 by a truckers strike. bomb fractured a gas main and started a fire that sent Barnes shooting high above the 14th Century St. Stephen’s chapel, near Westminster hall. Dense clouds enveloped Big Ben for a time. The police said the bomb went off near a ground-floor canteei adjacent to the hall. Police said that of tile ll persons injured, only one woman, whose leg was broken was kept in the hospital. The others were treated for minor cuts and bruises or smoke inhalation and released. Westminster hall, built in 1097, is the oldest part of the palace and was originally tile seat of Britain’s highest court. It was the scene of the trial of Charles I, of coronation feasts and debates of early parliaments. It also is the place where Britain’s sovereigns lie in state after death. Timber Roof Windows at the front of the hall were blown out, but the giant stained-glass windows at the other end appeared undamaged. However, it was feared there was considerable damage to the hall’s unique 13th Century timber roof. More than a dozen fire engines fought the blaze as hundreds of persons stopped on their way to work to watch. The fire was reported under control an hour after the bomb blast. One police explosives expert told a member of commons that the bomb contained between 15 and 20 pounds of explosive material. Members of parliament stood in pools of water amid a tangle of fire hoses and gazed in dismay at the fire damage. David Steel, a member of commons from the Liberal party, said there has been concern for some time about security for Westminster palace. Many Entrances “This is a very difficult building to protect because there are so many entrances,” he said. After the blast, police quickly set up patrols around buildings in Whitehall, the chief concentration of government offices, and at Scotland Yard. All vehicles in the area also were checked. Monday’s blast was the first such attack since Guy Fawkes’ (Continued: Page IO, Col. 8.) Boost Taxes QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries decided Monday to continue its freeze on posted oil prices for the next three months, but increased the government take by 2 percent effective July I. The effect of the move will be to increase prices slightly for consumers. Saudi Arabia did not associate itself with the move for an increased take, OPEC Secretary-General Abde r a h rn a n Khene told a news conference at the end of a three - hour caucus. Khene said the continued freeze on posted prices, which all of the members except Saudi Arabia had wanted raised, would give the industrialized nations another chance to control inflation. He said the OPEC members “urge them to fulfill their responsibilities.” 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 $11.65 a barrel. JERUSALEM (AP) - The U. S. Monday promised Israel the same help in developing nuclear power that it plans to give Egypt. President Nixon, in a joint communique with Premier Yitzhak Rabin, also reaffirmed America’s commitment to longterm arms shipments to the Jewish state. Nixon and Rabin said their two governments “will negotiate an agreement on cooperation in the field of nuclear energy, technology and the supply of fuel from the U. S. under agreed safeguards. Purchase Reactors ‘This agreement will in particular take into account the intention of the government of Israel to purchase power reactors from the United States” to provide electricity for Israel s rapidly growing economy, the communique said. The executive agreements signed by Nixon do not need senate approval, as do treaties. However, any money appropriations would have to be approved by congress. After signing the pact, Nixon left for Amman, Jordan. For Nixon’s one-day stay in Jordan King Hussein attempted to match the impressive receptions the President received in the three other Arab countries he visited—Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Syria. Hussein and his 25-year-old Queen Alia greeted President and Mrs. Nixon when their plane arrived in Jordan. Several hundred onlookers, including many small children waving American flags, applauded as Nixon got off his plane following a half-hour flight from Jerusalem Azores Stop Nixon will leave Jordan ’Tuesday for a rest stop in the Azores, where he will also meet with the new Portuguese President Antonio de Spinola before returning to Washington Wednesday. He will depart for his Moscow summit less than a week later. Israel has had an agreement with the U. S. covering joint nuclear research for the last 15 years, and the communique said a provisional agreement would be made this month “on the further sale of nuclear fuel to fsrael.” The wording of the communique paralleled that in which Nixon announced in Cairo three days ago that the U. S. would supply nuclear reactors and fuel to Egypt for peaceful purposes. The agreement had been forecast earlier Monday at a news conference by Secretary of State Kissinger. Kissinger also sought to quiet suspicions in Israel and the U. S. congress that the Egyptians would use the American nuclear aid to produce nuclear weapons. He said the U. S. government would “make doubly sure there (Continued: Page IO, Col. 7.) Impeachment Charges Cut From 55 to 5 WASHINGTON (AP) r- The house judiciary committee is nearing the end of its impeach ment inquiry and has only about five of the original 55 allegations against President Nixon still under active examination. The Watergate cover-up, Nix on’s taxes and charges that the administration used the Internal Revenue Service for polit! cal purposes are the major areas still under review Use of wiretaps in domestic surveillance remains a concern for a sizable number of committee members, and the search for a link between Nixon’s decision to raise milk prices and campaign contributions by the dairy industry awaits the testimony of former White House aide Charles Colson. The legality of the secret bombing of Cambodia ordered by Nixon still is questioned by some members, but a majority appears convinced it is not an impeachable offense. Last Week The presentation of evidence is expected to conclude this week with a wrapping up of the cover-up and an examination of Nixon’s income-tax payments in the years 1969-72. Chairman Rodino (D-N. J.) has scheduled closed hearings for Tuesday, Wednesday and High Court 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 comment to interfere with the decision of the U.S. circuit court in Chicago upholding the convictions of Kerner and Theodore saacs, former Illinois director of revenue. Justice Marshall took no part in the case. Both Kerner and Isaacs had appealed the conviction. Kerner argued in part thai the Constitution prohibits the indictment and trial of a federal judge prior to his removal from office by impeachment. Kerner and Isaacs were found guilty of conspiracy, bribery, mail fraud, tax evasion and filing false tax returns. Kerner was also convicted of perjury before a grand jury and making false statements to agents of the Internal Revenue Service. Kerner, 65, took voluntary leave without pay from the Seventh U.S. circuit court of appeals after his conviction by a federal jury in February 1973. Kerner and Isaacs were each sentenced to three years in prison and fined $50,OOO. The sentences were delayed pending the outcome of their appeals. In other action Monday, the court: Ruled, in a case from Montgomery, Ala., that private, ra (Continued: Page 3, Col. 8.) WASHINGTON (AP) *- Secretary of Defense Schlesinger said Monday there is “some possibility” that the United States and Russia will reach agreement in principle during President Nixon’s Moscow visit on limiting deployment of new Russian multiple warhead missiles. Schlesinger told a news conference that such an agreement would require “a method of verification satisfactory to the U.S.” But the defense secretary' said he sees no likelihood of any comprehensive agreement at the Moscow meeting on limiting offensive missiles. Schlesinger: Limited I Thursday and said he will meet at night, if necessary, to con- Arms Pact Possible {CMuBu5n^Srs,coi.s.> ★    ★    A Kalmbach Given Six-Month Term WASHINGTON (AP)-Herbert Kalmbach, once President Nixon's family lawyer and a major fund raiser in the 1968 and 1972 presidential campaigns, was sentenced Monday to at least six months in prison for violations of federal election laws. He was also fined $10,000. Kalmbach pled guilty on Feb. 25 to charges related to financing of the 1970 Republican congressional elections. Second Anniversary of Third-Rate Burglary f warn SSI Toff iii i'x Chuckle Smile a bit -— and increase your face value.    topyrifM IrttSIlWtftSSiiu, -su**.i.m. WASHINGTON |UP1)    - Two years ago Monday morning, security guard Frank Wills found masking tape on a door leading into the Watergate office building and called the cops. That event changed Richard Nixon’s life and put Hie word Watergate into the history books. It was about 2 a m. when Sgt. Paul Deeper, and officers Carl Shoffler and John Barrett answered Willis’ call and searched the building. Barrett saw the shadow of a man outside a sixth-floor office and yelled, “Hold it, come out!” “They got us,” someone whispered into a wulkie-talkie. Five men wearing blue sur gical gloves stood up, their hands raised. “Are you gentlemen metropolitan police?” asked James McCord, a security officer of the Committee to Re-elect the President who was arrested in the office of Democratic Party Chairman Lawrence O’Brien. The “third-rate burglary” - as White Hot*# Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler later called it — has become one of the most extensively investigated crimes of our time, a politically-motivated caper with the unreal quality of a spy novel. There are still unanswered questions about the breakin, No one has ever said for sure what the burglars wanted, and whoever knows won’t tell. O’Brien apparently was the target. Asked about the information the burglars wanted, deputy G.O.P. campaign director Jeb Magruder 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 information might discredit him.” Magmder told the Watergate committee this breakin was part of a plan proposed by G. Gordon Liddy, a former FBI agent and CRP employe. His partner was E. Howard Hunt, a former CIA agent and spy novelist who saw himself as “a member of a special investigations unit, later known as the Plumbers, which the President had created to undertake specific national security taeJcs for which the traditional investigative agencies were deemed to be inadequate.” Hunt said the reason for the breakin was, according to Liddy, “that he had information, the source of which I understood to be a government agency, that the Cuban government was supplying funds to the Democratic party campaign ” Other burglars had been recruited by Hunt in early 1971. Some were “Plumbers.” They were Cuban Americans who remembered the Bay of Pigs and seemed like characters out of spy novels: Frank Stur gis, Eugenio Martinez, Virgiiio Gonzalez and Bernard Barker, who explained himself this way in the senate Watergate hearings: “E. Howard Hunt, under the name of Eduardo, represents to the Cuban people their liberation. I cannot deny my services in the way that it was proposed to me on a matter of national security knowing that, with my training, I had personnel available for this type of operation.” ' On May 27, 1972, one of these teams — the exact members remain unknown — broke into Democratic national committee offices and tapped a series of phones. Barker said he followed (Continued: Page 12, Col. I.) Lounsberry in Guilty Plea on Drunk Driving DES MOINES (AP)—Secretary of Agriculture Robert Lounsberry was placed on two years probation Monday after he pled guilty to a charge of drunk driving. Associate District Judge Howard Brooks deferred sentencing Lounsberry until the probation is completed. Under the deferred sentencing law enacted by the legislature 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 conviction meant a mandatory $300 fine ami a 120-day suspension of driving privileges. Attend School Under ; the new program, Lounsberry doesn’t have to pay the fine or lose his license, but he must attend a state-sponsored school for drinking drivers. I/xinsberry, 55, a McCallsburg Republican, was arrested about I a.m. June 4. He was booked at the Polk county jail and was released on his own recognizance. Authorities said the arrest came after Lounsberry attended a barbecue at Des Moines Jester park for a group of vis iting French farmers. Not Intoxicated Iiounsberry    was appointed deputy secretary of agriculture (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.) Today s Index Comics ....................17 Crossword  ...    .    17 Daily Record    .3 Deaths .....................J Editorial Features.........6 Farm .......'.......  II Financial  ...............18 Marion .............  7 Movies .............  Ii Society .................8,S Sports .............13-1$ State .......   4,1 Television ^............... IO Want Ads  ...........20-23 BL*. , 4 / i / ;

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