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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 18, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Chance of rain tonight. Lows, law 60s. High Wednesday iii upper 80s. VOLUME 92 NUMBER 160 he (Se cine fittptdd (SnjcFK' CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, TUESDAY, .JUNE 18, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES IOO-MILLION MEAT BUY SET Key G.O.P. Nixon Foes Weakening WASHINGTON (UPI) - The three or four Republicans on the house judiciary committee once considered probable votes in favor of impeachment are now wavering because, as one of them put it, the evidence so far “just isn’t there.” “It’s far too early to predict how this will come out — I’m not sure how I’m going to vote — but I’m disappointed,” one of the key Republicans said, asking not to be quoted by name. “The Democrats are blowing the case. As of now the evidence just isn’t there.” He added there has been “some damaging evidence,” but there are many gaps that have to be filled before he will make up his mind. Another of the key Republicans agreed, adding: “The case is weak . . . It’s not as strong as; I thought it would be.” Most Evidence Heard The Republicans’ conclusions are important because the committee has already heard most' of the evidence in the Watergate; case itself, plus evidence in key areas as the milk and ITT matters. The committee hopes to com- s plete closed door hearings this week, taking up the firing ofj special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox; Nixon s personal finances, including his income, taxes; and his ordering of the secret Cambodia bombing. While none of the Republicans has committed himself, for. some months it has been conceded that the minority ( members most likely to vote for impeachment were Reps. Fish of New York, Cohen of Maine, Railsback of Illinois and Mc-Clory of Illinois. Votes Critical Their votes are considered critical to the future of im-; peachment in the congress. One of them explained their role this way: “If there are three out of 17 Republican votes on the committee in favor of impeachment, 1 that’s enough to make it bipartisan. Remember the Republic cans on the committee are more conservative than the Republicans on the floor of the house “If there are three Republican votes in the committee,! there will be 40 Republican votes in the house. If there is only one Republican, say, there will be very few in the house,; and with the Southern Democrats moving over to our side, President Nixon will not be impeached.’’ Full Response The Republican members of the house committee met Monday and agreed to seek assurances that James St. ( lair, Nixon’s chief impeachment counsel, will be given full opportunity to respond to the evidence. St. Clair has been present since the hearings began May 9 but has not yet had a chance to say anything. The extent of his participation will be determined by the committee. McCrory said the Republicans also decided to postpone the question of calling witnesses until the committee determines the specific areas of the inquiry on which it intends to concentrate. The inquiry began with 55 allegations against Nixon, ll has been effectively reduced to about five, but the Republicans want a formal paring down so they will know what witnesses might be needed Colson Questioned? There were indications Monday the committee staff had (Continued: Page 3, Col. 6.) voila a's cill* A politician is a man who says “Nice to see you again,’’ even if he haft never seen you before.    c«evn»M AP Wirephoto Champagne Surprise Vice-president Ford grimaces as the cork pops from a bottle of champagne he was opening during a dinner prior to a presentation of the opera "Carmen" at the Wolf Trap Farm A mphitheater near Washington. Watching over Ford's shoulder is Melvin Laird, former defense secretary. Tell Scope j Government Moves To President's ai fUjyoti Boost Sagging Market UjJJU WI WI I I AVII WASHINGTON (AP) - The,meat substitutes will become 1 1 llUWaV    I Data Banks White House’s economic chief rule rather than the excep- announced Tuesday the govern- t,on merit will buy up to $100 million “numptog (iround " pork    The    speaker    attributed    the Tour Ends Kalmbach to Prison July 1 WASHINGTON (AP) — Herbert Kalmbach, President Nixon’s personal attorney for four years, will begin serving a prison sentence of at least six months July I. The 15th Watergate figure to go to jail, he was sentenced on federal charges Monday, second anniversary of the Watergate breakin. He pled guilty Feb. 25 of a felony and a misdemeanor for violating federal campaign laws during the 1970 congressional elections. In return for his plea and a willingness to testify in court, the special Watergate prosecu- He is to report in two weeks to sentencing: “Your Honor, I'd a federal minimum security! like you to know how deeply prison, most likely the prison embarrassed I am and how (Photo on Picture Page) tor agreed not to prosecute Kalmbach on his admitted role in raising $220,000 for the original Watergate defendants and in other related political activities. Six to 18 Months much I regret standing before you this afternoon.” Kalmbach left the courthouse amid a crowd of reporters, but would make no further comment. farm at Lompoc, Calif. One count against Kalmbach was a technical campaign violation and the other was for prom-i s i n g a European ambassadorship in exchange for a $100,000 political contribution. He admitted raising $2.8 mil-1 lion for Republican senate candidates in 1970 under the umbrella of a committee that collected and disbursed money. He violated the Federal Corrupt! SUNBURY — A 5-year-old Practices Act because the com- farm boy died late Monday mittee never formally elected night, apparently after being officers.    kicked by one of the animals Also in 1970, when J. Fife .    ,    ,.    .    ,    . Symington, then ambassador lo P as,urcd on h * falhers farm near here. Wanders Away, Boy Found Dead Trinidad and Tobago and wealthy president of a Maryland hardware and building supply firm, decided he wanted a better post. Kalmbach was contacted. Authorities said Donovan Roh- wedder, son of the Norman Roh- wedders, was in a garage watching his father work on a truck when he wandered away. His parents noticed his ab- ,    -    .    .    Jsence about IO p.m. and began a He promised an appointment I ^ f (he farm for Symington as ambassador to;    .    ,.    I # I H    .     v    I    a    European country in exchange ^ en    hadnt found him; cessful attorney in Newport! j or jjqqqoq    by    midnight,    they summoned Beach. Calif.     T , ’    *    ... Beyond those violations, Until his entanglement with the Watergate scandals. Kalmbach, 52. had been a highly sue Scgretti Expenses WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 1.25 billion pieces of information about American citizens have been collected in information data banks by 54 federal agencies, congress has been told. The statistics were in a 4,000-page report released Tuesday as the senate constitutional rights subcommittee started work on privacy legislation. “The most significant finding is that there are immense numbers of government data banks, littered with diverse information on just about every citizen in the country,” Chairman Ervin (D-N.C.) said of the report. The subcommittee says it is attempting to protect individual privacy against undue encroachment by data banks maintained by federal, state, local and commercial agencies. “Whittled Away” “As each new data bank is created and each additional bit of personal information is recorded, that precious sphere of privacy in which an individual can do as he pleases without outside interference is slowly but surely whittled away, Ervin said. The survey said there were at least 858 federal data banks, of which 86 percent are computerized. It said that the great majority were established without legislative authority. The report also said about 29 data banks are concerned primarily with negative information, including agency blacklists, intelligence and civil disturbance files. Ervin called for legislation to include these safeguards: Explicit legal authority for creation of each data bank as well as legislative approval for each decision to computerize files. Notifying subjects that personal information about them is stored in a federal data bank and providing opportunities to review and correct the records. Limits on exchange of data bank information between agencies. Strict security precautions to protect the data banks from unauthorized or illegal access. Continued legislative control over the purposes, content and uses of government data systems. worth of beef and pork this I ine speaker summon to help relieve tho na- prcs, : nt situation to f„rcig nj AMMAN, Jordan (AP, lion's depressed cattle and hogj™. “ uslnB , e * ^ President Nixon ended his tour increases! Presbyterian Sects Aim at Healing Rift countries using the U.S industry.    L du , mpi ? g ground” for of the Middle East Tuesday with Kenneth Rush, economic;Jim! J jJTiiv a P romise of continued military counselor to President Nixon,! 8 .    ,!     y    and economic assistance to Jor- w    v-1 v    , manaann ppnnnmv" inrrpaspqI ,    ,    ..... dan and an invitation to King Hussein for talks in Washington on “the strategy of future ef-I forts to achieve peace” between the Arabs and Israel, i The President left Amman I for an overnight stop in Portugal's Azores islands in mid-Atlantic.    He will    hold talks there Wednesday with the leader of Portugal’s revolution, LOUISVILLE,    Ky. (AP) —    president    Antonio    de Spinola, now, we help    the    cattlemen    and    Presbyterians,    divided    North    before returning to Washington, hog producers, who are suffer- and South since the Civil war,    Would Resume ing f rom l° w prices and we help Tuesday headed into a series of' a i • f t a a prevent future dislocations in ...    .    .    . ,    | A joint Jordaman-American the market that would adverse- J sess,ons aimed a <- healing statement issued in Amman ly affect consumer prices.” their century-old split.    said Nixon and his royal host at The agriculture department “We have learned that 113 the last stop on his five-nation has already purchased about 105 years of separation have not Mid-East swing discussed a pounds of beef and pork during succeeded in producing two dif- whole range of issues and would the current fiscal year to end ferent kinds of Presbyterianism June 30.    i in this country,” said a fore- To Start in July    TP 1 t0 a ' 26 ^*« draft P r0 P° s - J    a1 for reunification. Rush    said    the    meat    will    be    ,    . We have    a    common    hen- said the meat would be donated m g *   y to school lunch programs. He (Continued: Page 3, Col. 8.) said Nixon approved the purchases now “while farm livestock prices are low in order to provide student lunches during the coming school year.” “It’s good business to buy! these meat supplies now,” Rush' said in a statement. “We would! be buying this meat for school' lunches anyway. By buying! purchased beginning early in July with deliveries to begin Aug. ll. He said the meat will be stored at a cost of about 1.5 cents per pound for use during the 1974-75 school year. Commenting on the White House announcement, Claire a tage and a genuine unity of faith and life . . . We are convinced ttut full union alone is appropre and necessary ... We have discovered how much we need each other.” resume their talks in Washington “at an early date.” The joint statement promised a “special effort” by the U.S. 'government to assist Jordanian economic development and to I “play a strong role in maintaining Jordan’s military strength. “It was agreed that a joint iJordanian-U.S. commission will j be established at a high level to oversee and review on a regular basis the various areas of cooperation ... in the fields of economic development, trade, investments, military assistance, Involved in the joint meetings, Robinson, president of the the first held in 50 years, were Kansas Livestock Assn., said:! delegates to the governing as-“Wc’re pleased with their an- semblies of the Presbyterian nounccment but they’re a longjchurch in the U. S., a Southern and scientific, social and cultur-way from the cure. If the meat'body, and the United Pres by- a1 affairs. ” was purchased all at one time, terian church, a denomination! King Hussein hailed Nixon's it would represent about 2‘vwith members throughout the “journey for peace” in a ban days of slaughter.”    nation. Earlier, in testimony before, United Presbyterians number the house agriculture commit- about 3 million and the Southern tee. House Speaker Albert i body about 900,000. called the    situation    in the    live- If .    *    .    *    .    j    j If reunited,    the    new    church stock industry an economic de-1.. .    „    .    ,. , m , iUnn bade and said. “The administra- .    .■    ■    .    ..    , lion gives every evidence that it l mernbcrs ’ mak,n 8 lt the fourth "either    tte    depth I lar * e , st    **    *? ,he .    ,,    '. ; country,    next    to    the    Roman t .    . nor    the    meaning    of    the    prob-!~ ....     0 ..     r ,    .. .    j    step    and    was j     K Catholic,    Southern    Baptist    and* ,.rru„    __... . United Methodist churches. The congress may well be faced    with    one    of    the    mostj The action proposed    here    is serious economic problems for the two assemblies to autho- since the Depression.” Albert! rize a two-year, churchwide (D-Okla.) said in opening three stud y of the reunion plan, which days of hearings    means that no legislative sanc- Livestock prices have fallen tion could be given until 1976. steadily at the farm level for lf approved then by the as- eight months while holding rela- semblies. it still would have to'salem-Amman diplomatic    shut tively high at the retail level. be ratified by local units to be    tie by    Secretary of    State    Kis- put into effect.    |singer. [ Echoing what Nixon’s hosts in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Syria had    told    him. Hussein also called    for Israeli    withdrawal quet toast Monday night but cautioned that “the final goal is still many milestones away.” Next Step Hussein said the withdrawal of Israeli forces from some of the Jordanian territory captured in 1967 should be the next an essential prerequisite to any permanent settlement.” The king said he hoped this disengagement of Israeli and Jordanian forces along the Jordan river could be accomplished “with the strong and friendly hand of America,” an indication that he would welcome a Jeru- Three Measures Albert gave his support to three of the proposed solutions being put forward by a large number of congressmen: An immediate moratorium on beef imports, passage of a guaranteed loan program for the meat HEW Sets Rules To Prohibit Sex _.    .    p. i from all occupied Arab tcrrito- Dias in Schools ry, restoration of Arab sover- uucmMnNvxM    .    eignty over the Arab sector of induslrv and Durch ist s bv fed WASHINGTON 11 API — Tho j crusa i em an d recognition and industry and purchases by fed department of health, education restoralion of thc "legitimate U. S. District Judge John J.     A A * *$ c- : „ ;__.    ,    ,    ■    Kalmbach    admitted    paving    the Sirica imposed sen once of six     K    J to 18 months on the felony count and a concurrent six-month sentence for the misdemeanor, plus a fine of $10.(KK). The maximum salary and expenses of political dirty trickster Donald Segretti, who recently finished his own sentence at Lompac. Kalmbach Kalmbach could have received also r atknowled g d rolc in — I confirming a $2-million cam- was two years and the $10,000 fine. Ford: Kissinger Being Sabotaged WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS. W Va. (AP) —■ Vice-president Ford, in his sharpest attaek so far on critics of Henry Kissinger. fays the secretary of state is being sabotaged with Tuesday denounced “innuendos and backbiting.” jCong and North Vietnam in a dement blaming for lack *y cerv Manufacturers of America Cedar county sheriff’s officers. Before a full search could be organized, however, the boy’s body was found in the pasture where 40 head of cattle were confined. Authorities theorize the boy startled the animals, which in- paign pledge for milk producers eluded one bull, and was kicked, after a White House decision to Death was attributed to head inraise milk support prices.    juries. Kalmbach. his head bowed. Frick funeral home, Durant, said softly to Sirica just before is in charge of arrangements. $50,000 for News Of    Romaine    cral departments of excess beef. , m d welfare announced Tuesday' eslorjl I 01 ' 01 lne "'emulate Ut rat Kemains t p e departmeW of agricu| .     rlghts or thc Palestinian people” HILLSBOROUGH. Calif.! lure and the administration re- j sex discrimination in thc na- ^.Tm^'thc^ow^future *" (UPI) — The Randolph Hearst fuse to recognize thc problem. tion - s schools from kindergar- de Jf rm,ne thc,r own ,uture * family haft. no plans to withdraw then it is up to congress to take ten thrcuuh colleee    Nixon in response said the the $50,000 reward offered for in- action,” Albert said.    .    ..    -    ,    ..    United States is attempting to formation leading to the return “In implementing these sug-j r .    , , 1Z .r a W0 '- Viar ’° inject “one new element    into of their kidnaped daughter, Pa- gestions it is important to con- ,    *    .     e ,    P ropo    repu    I the Middle East — the use of its ‘sider the consumer, for the id-1'* 1 ™ f* ****** to ■«« influence to bring together lead- lequal treatment for females in ers of nations w j t h disagree- admissions, athletics, housing, : mcnts - t0 lry (0 find fair and be complete scarcity of beef for I f ! nanc,al assistance, extracur-jj ust solutions to these prob-.huJttnmr iw «u,    activities    and    employ-1 , cms » tricia Spokesman John Lester toldjtimate result of the present    ‘ reporters at the Hearst home trend of the cattle industry will     s Monday that the offer will con the consumer. Beef will become so scarce and expensive that tinue there “as long as she’s out U.S. Slams Viet Reds for Balking “Many of you arc presidents of blistering Staten day^n an address to the Gro- ,fu ( ommun > sts for ,Jt k (d and thousands of their young Tho Communists staged their! and North Vietnam “flatly re- loge spurts such as footbulUnd J oc j a y' s Index ' the search for miss- men into the South, both in obvi- walkout charging that the South fused to discuss” the search for would not atli nipt to deal with ; :ans and a Vietnam <>us violation” of the Vietnam Vietnamese and the Americans missing Americans.    the problem of sexism in text- “How would you feel if you were doing the very best for your comp a n y in labor-management negotiations . . . SAIGON (UPI) — The U. S. j counting for the 1,100 Amcri-jitary attacks .    .    and    are still on June 7, but the Communist sfll P s the Viet|cans missing in Indo-China. I trying unsuccessfully to conquer! delegations demanded guanin- Skirting two of the most sensi-The statement said the Hanoi the people of South Vietnam by;tees that they would not be tam- t‘ v e issues, however, HEW said regime continues to ship “mas-Jpure military force,” the cm- pered with again    ;    the rules would not jeopardize sive quantities of war materiel j bassy said.    j    The    U.    S.    said    the    Viet    Cong    major, revenue-producing col- thousands of their young progress in ing Americ^..^ —_____________,          ... v    ____________, refused to discuss the question The document said that in the of the Viet Cong delegation’s! Middle East “there, is a real namese and 17,979 South Viet-    diplomatic privileges    and    im-! d ^^*^ t> of    both    parties namese soldiers have been    ^unities, killed and 175,000 have been! wounded on both sides since the Demanded Guarantees cease-fire was signed in Jan- “I don’t think you’d like it."     w    ......    uary, 1973.    pended these privileges and im-1 any fair political contest for tinware open for public comment Ford told the grocery execu-     a    1    u    The    South    Vietnamese    govern-munities in April, and the Com-allegiance of the people of South until Gi t. 15. An HEW official lives    “And I    can    understand    A    U.    S,    spokesman    said    the    ment “has been ready for all    munists boycotted the    two-party    Vietnam, (North    Vietnam)    is    said    they    probably    would    not    be Kissinger’s disgust    with    those,!statement    was    issued    after j these months to make the    Joint Military Commission    and    still trying    unsuccessfully    to    enforced    to    any    great    extent who behind his back, spread Communist delegations walked cease-fire effective . . . Yet the the four-party Joint Military ft,tories challenging his intcgri-iout of Saigon talks aimed at; North Vietnamese have con-Team in May. The privileges ty.”    declaring    an    armistice    and    ac-jtinued    and    stepped    up    their mil-:and immunities were restored Icons. ’ Vowed To Escalate B u t Palestinian guerillas I lashed out at Nixon Tuesday and vowed to escalate attacks uurmuury Lur,*..», «    ,    , ,. d    t( .     renewfd well as most stagier scholar-^*,    commitments. * Leftist newspapers in Beirut ment. They would require coeducational physical education classes and outlaw different dormitory curfews for girls, as (Continued: Page 3, Col. 5.) peace.    peace    agreement. “It seems clear that their sole it claimed 66,243 North Viet-purpose continues to be to pro- and some dissident stockholder,mote propaganda and to prespread ugly, untrue and dishon-^vent real progress,” said a Beest rumors about you through-! ven-page statement issued by out your marketing area?” the U. S. embassy Walked Out Institutions found in violation for could lose their federal aid or peace," but in South Vietnam j be sued by the justice depart-the Communists apparently fear I ment. defeat in an election    The    regulations,    promised    to Thc Saigon government sus-i “Apparently fearing defeat in congress more than a year ago, conquer the people V i e t n a m by pure military stead would serve as general force,” the statement said. guidelines. Comics ................ .....16 Crossword .....16 Daily Record ..... 3 Deaths .....3 Editorial Features , _____ 6 Farm ................ IO Financial . ........... ...17 Marion .......... ...18 Movies .....Ii Society .............. ..... 8 Sports 13-15 State .. 4.5 Television 9 Want Ads 19-23 lf . IM ■> . MW