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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 17, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                12 The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Jtloii., June 17, 1974 No Deaths On Iowa Highways By United Press International A rare occurrence happened on Iowa's highways over the deaths were re- ported due to traffic acci- dents. So iar this year, file Iowa highway fatality toll remains well under last year's mark of 253. Sixteen persons died on the stale's roads last week com- pared with 22 over the same period last year. Thirty-three persons have been killed on Iowa highways in June compared to 39 in June of 1973. The death toll of 253 for 1974 is 90 under last year's 343 and 49 under 1972's 302 total over a similar time period. Damage Set at In Mobile Home Fire IOWA CITY Firemen re- port approximately worth, of damage to a mobile home of Fran Glaser of Forest View trailer court. Some fire damage was don 1o the walls and the kitchen in Sunday morning fire apparent! caused by a towel left near kitchen stove. Satellite Entry Causes Light Over QUINCY, 111. (AP) A bright bine light spoiled over i Iowa, Missouri and Illinois Sunday was the re-entry of a satellite into the earth's atmosphere, Federal Aviation Administration officials said. KFA officials called liie about 1 a non-scheduled re-entry of some sort of space vehicle which disentegrated in (lie atmosphere." The object fell near Cuba, 111., but remains were not im- mediately found, officials said. Several Illinois state patrol- men reported sighting the light which they said lasted about 10 seconds. Officials said the object was reported sighted from Mem- phis, Term., to Chicago, but it was especially bright in south- east Iowa, northeast Missouri, and west central Illinois. Ruckelshaus Defends Claims White House Tried LJ T Nixon Jumps _. nenry on Taps Issuel TO 28 Percent o Politicize Programs of elderly t V 1 WASHINGTON (AP) Wil-1Kissinger's role liam Huckelshaus lent his sup- port Sunday to Secretary of Siaie Kissinger but saic! "there jrating increased from its low! York WASHINGTON much as he described congress and the public. ..................._____ ..____ Kisinger has said he did of 25 to 28 Nixon's 1972 re-election order the installation of jllouse efforts U half of of brochures aimed will be other surprises" yet to taps> but rathcr had {jrs, according to the' come in the Watergate scandal, plained Of and tin extensive i; Ruckelshaus, a former deputy attorney general and onetime acting director of the FBI, said is information that I'm aware of that has not yet come public" and possibly not even reached the house im- peachment panel, he said. Cox Furor then sup-] latest Gallup Poll. plied the FBI with the names! of more ,han m of persons around him who had! access to national security formation. FBI Memos terviewed .May 31 through staff report, is, 28 percent said they approved! The major effort cited was a (Continued from Page 1.) Hunt's orders to look for evi- dence of Cuban contributions and found none, but stole and photographed other docu- ments. Across the street, in room 419 of Howard Johnson's motel, sat former FBI agent Alfred Baldwin, eavesdrop- ping and taping what he heard. He said he listened to about 200 calls, some dealing with political strategy but others personal "explicitly he recalls. But the tap on the phone they wanted O'Brien's didn't work right, so on June 17, 1972, they went back. Barker, Martinez, Stages and Gonzalez checked; into night rooms at the Watergate hotel next door. Sometime that night, McCord put tape on a door from the garage into the office building. Wills, a 24-year-old guard, found it and took it off. He dismissed it, figuring it had been done by maintencne men, and went out for coffee. The surprised burglars decid- ed to break in anyway. They put on another strip of mask- ing tape, a divice burglars use to keep a door from locking. Wills found it again and placed his call. Across the street, Baldwin was standing on the balcony. The lights on the eighth floor went on. He grabbed the wal- kie-talkie and told Hunt, two floors below in the Howard Johnson's, but was reassured. "That's the 2 o'clock guard Hunt said. Then the lights flickered on and off on the sixth floor. Baldwin saw two men, one with a gun, on the sixth floor balcony. "As I observed he testified, "I called over the walkie-talkie again 'Base 1, unit 1, are our people in suits or are they dressed And the call came back 'Our people are dressed in suits. Why? "I said 'You have trouble because there are some indi- viduals out here who are dressed casually and who have got their guns out' and the guy on the other end went a little bit frantic." Leeper said one of his men saw Baldwin on the balcony and wondered if the man would turn in an alarm. He guessed that because the poli- cemen were wearing casual clothes they are part of a special Washington police squad they gained enough time to arrest the men in the office, along with an overnight bag containing "various items, cameras, bulbs, clamps for clamping the cameras to the desk, walkie-talkies, things of that sort." He said the men also had in cash. Later, the sergeant said, he checked the register at the Watergate hotel and discov- ered some of the phony names were identical with ones at the motel across the street. In room 219, where Hunt had been, he found in brand- new bills, some electronic equipment, and a black no- tebook with "E. Hunt, W. H." on it. The scandal was underway. Stanley Claims Culver Attempts To Skirt Issue David Stanley Monday ac cused John Culver of trying t divert attention from" "th major issue" in their upcominj battle for U.S. senator. Stanley, a Muscatine Republi can, was in Cedar Rapids in con nection with campaign .appear ances. A Cedar Rapids Democrat, Culver sharply criticized Stan- ley Saturday during a speech presented at the Iowa Demo- cratic convention in Ames. Stanley Monday told The Ga zette: "I guess Congressman Culvei was giving a partisan speech to a partisan meeting. He reall; got carried away. "His statements are abou equally amusing and amazing. "It appears Congressman Culver is trying .to divert atten tion from the major issue that is burling him badly with the peo- ple of Iowa; that is his accep tance of large amounts o: money from special interest or- located outside Iowa. "We have received very fa- vorable response all across the state to the fact that I re- fuse to accept any money from any special interest organiza- tion, lobby, pressure group, union or corporation. "Congressman Culver's May 13 report admitted he is getting more than 54 percent of his money from outside Iowa and is taking money from 26 interest organizations, them located outside special all of owa, and 25 of them on the East Coast. "lowans are becoming aware hat if .they choose David Stan- ey as U.S. senator, I'll go to Washington with no strings on me, with no obligations to any special interest group and no ibligations to anyone except the leople of Iowa." Ellis Park Poo! Is Closed; May Reopen Tuesday Flooding of the pump room orced closing of the Ellis park wimming pool Sunday. Cedar Rapids Recreation )irector Nevin Nichols said lectric motors which became ubmerged were being repaired londay and he was hopeful the xiol might be reopened by late Tuesday. Nichols said rupture of pack- ing in the main recirculating jump caused flooding of the asement room. The trouble vas actually discovered at ibout 9 p.m. Saturday, so the iool was closed to swimmers all lay Sunday. However, there were no dis- ppointments, Nichols con- inued. Not one person request- d admission to the pool all day, pparently due to the chilly, weather. Maintenance workers began by lumping out the flooded room so hat waterlogged electric motors ould be removed. If these mo- ors can be re-installed Tuesday, he pool could be back in opera- ion later that day, Nichols said. Red Cross "Learn To Swim" lasses will not be affected by he shutdown, Nichols an- lounced. The recreation commission made arrangements for stu- ents bused from College Com- munity schools to be accommo' ated Monday and Tuesday at Ruckelshaus, who resigned his justice department post last Oct. 20 in the furor over Presi- dent Nixon's firing of special prosecutor Archibald Cox, would not elaborate on what future developments might be expec- ted. But he made it clear he thinks Kissinger should be cleared in the wiretapping con- troversy which led the secre- tary of state to threaten resig- nation unless there is a stop to questions over his honesty. Ruckelshaus apepared on the CBS program "Face the Na- tion" on the eve of the second anniversary breakin. of the Watergate It was Ruckelshaus who, when the wiretapping first came ti light last year, tracked down and found the files on them a the White House and carriec them back to the FBI. He pub- licly disclosed at that time that the taps had been applied to 13 government officials, some of them Kissinger aides, and four newsmen. He said his familiarity with the case tends to confirm tha Plant Site Protested By Residents AMES 'group of Ames residents is protesting the proposed location of a million metals manufacturing olant, contending the site would take 40 acres of prime agricul- tural land out of production. Hoover-NSK Ball Bearing Co. of Ann Arbor, Mich., represent- atives said they want to build a plant on a 40-acre tract of land northwest of Ames and have the and annexed fry the city and zoned for industrial use. The (proposed1 plant would em- )loy about 300 people and would have an 'annual payroll of S2.5 million, said Bruce Paxton of he ball bearing firm. Members of the League of women Voters said they are in :avor bf the industry, but would like to see the plant built in the Ames industrial park, tract )f land 'at the eastern edge of the city, instead of being built on prime agricultural land. However, Paxton disagreed, saying it is (company policy not .0 locate in industrial parks. The Ames planning and zoning commission has delayed action on the company's annexation request until later this -Week. Boy Accidentally Shot in Chest FAYETTE A Waterloo boy in serious condition at Allen hospital in .Waterloo fol- owing a shooting accident in 3ig Rock park near Fayette Sunday. Howard Conklin, 15, Waterloo, vas camping in the park with )ale Moyle, 27, also of Wa- erloo, and practicing .target hooting when the accident oc- :urred. Moyle apparently thought his 22 caliber pistol was empty when he pulled the trigger, authorities said. The shot hit Conklin in .the chest and Moyle mmediately drove the boy to Vest Union hospital here. Later Conklin was taken to he Waterloo hospital where lectors hoped to operate Mon- ay to remove the bullet from he boy's chest. 3ever park pool, nd instructional Land films drills fanned at the Ellis pool for (her youngsters enrolled in the rogram. Two Firsts to C. R. At Eagles Meeting Delegates of the Cedar Rapids 'ralernal Order of Eagles and auxiliary won two firsts in rill and ritual competition at be 24th annual state convention n Dubuquc over the weekend. All-state honors went to all ho ritual men: Jim Dorland, resident; Judd Anderson, jun- M- past president; Don Dyr- and, vice-president; Orville norland, chaplain, and Harold Kline, conductor. All-state honors were given to two of the ritual women: Mrs. Everett Schindler, junior past president, and Mrs. Orville Dor- land, vice-president. His credibility on that score] has come under attack on the basis of FBI memos which tend to indicate Kissinger could have asked directly for wiretaps. But Ruckelshaus said those docu- ments are now being interpret- ed "for purposes for which they were never prepared the definition of words like 'ini- tiate' and 'directed.' It's un- fair." Viewed in proper context, said Ruckelshaus, there is little to contradict Kissinger's claim that "It wasn't his idea to tap, he simply complained about the leaks." But Ruckelshaus acknowledged that "there are questions" as to why some of the individuals were tapped to begin with. "It is he said, "that some of the names involved had only a peripheral access to national security information." One of them, Morton Halperin, said I job as President. Sixty-one per-! from sensitive files altogether at the time he was being tapped. cent said they disapproved, among the elderly. 11 percent offered no opinion. In a May 10-13 poll, 25 percent said they approved of Nixon's performance, 61 percent said they disapproved and 14 percent offered no opinion. In the first six months of 1974, the President's rating has fluc- tuated between 28 percent and 25 percent. The President's popularity HI. S. Civil Rights Commission.jgrant, of was made W television commercials, and the year ostensibly for the federation to deal wi'h prob- lems of the Spanish-speaking el- iticliy ipense. I The report quoted an audit by ;plan to politicize programs to[ Further, documents quoted in.jthe General Accounting Office laid the elderly, 'according to althe report showed that said the two grants "were processed outside normal pro- cedures" and with "substantial White House backing." In addition, the report said the White House wanted to cut back and eventually terminate federal funding of the National Council on Aging and the Na- tional Council of Senior Citizens. Watergate committeejwas spent on various brochures and publications, ostensibly de- picting what the President had but which jof the wav Nixon is handling fuml orgamzalionjdone for the elderly, 1 jcreated by the) White House to were clearly political in nature, help attract support from readied its 25 percent low point The repart has not been madc in separate surveys taken Feb. 22-25, March 1-4, April 12-15 and May 10-13. In the February and March polls, 64 percent disapproved ion. The 25 percent approval recurred in the April poll, fol- lowing release of White House transcripts, with 62 percent say- ing they disapproved and 13 per- cent giving no opinion. Nixon's high popularity point, Kissinger had kept ton away 68 percent, was recorded imme- mini stration officials and sup- peace settlement in January, 1973. In the process. While House officials pressured federal agen- cies to cut the funds of two long- time advoca-'ie agencies for the elderly, groups considered "ene- mies" of the President, accord- ing to the rs-port. IX' tailed Aims Nearly JM pages of the more than 150-prage draft report were devoted to detailing these aims. available io the New York Times. The report described what the staff ca lied a "civil and crinii- port said the Office of Economic and 11 percent offered no opin- nal conspiracy" to divert to po- litical Use funds appropriated by congre ss for social and econom- ic programs for special groups, such ;as minorities, the poor, the elderly and veterans. Thi2 report said the plan also included the use of certain ad- diately following the Vietnam porl ers, such as then Atty. Gen. Richardson and Arthur Flem- the staff said. On the other hand, a television commercial with Richardson and Flemming as participants was not used because of its poor quality. Secure Support The evidence the committee has gathered indicates that fed- eral resources were employed to secure the support of older the report stated. "Various documents obtained by the select committee also in- dicate that government bro- public, I'.ut a copy was made chures were prepared for politi- The two groups sidered "enemies" House." were cou- of the White cal purposes." Regarding the Federation of Experienced Americans, the re- Opportunity was ordered to pro- vide to fund the federa- tion, "which was created on March 29, 1972, on White House initiative." The federation was awarded a contract of million by the labor department three months after the organization was set up, purportedly to train and provide work for 350 poor elder- Smoke Bomb Starts Small Postal Fire IOWA CITY A smoke bomb placed in a downtown postal box started a small fire at approxi- mately p.m. Sunday here. 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