Cedar Rapids Gazette, June 20, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

June 20, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 20, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Chance of rain tonight and Friday. Cow tonight, 7ft. Highs Friday, mid ftfts. CITY FINAL 15 CENTS VOLUME 92-NUMBER 162 CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, THURSDAY. JUNE 2ft. 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMESREPORT IOO RAID CASUALTIES Brothers Caught in Wyoming ROCK RAPIDS (UPI) - Lyon county Sheriff Craig Vinson said Thursday two Iowa fugitives who escaped jail here where they were being held in connection with the slayings of four teenagers probably had “outside help” in their getaway. Allen Fryer, 31, awaiting sentencing for the shotgun murders of four South Dakota teenagers, and his brother, James, 21, awaiting trial on the same charges, were captured in Gillette, Wyo., about 5 p.m. Wednesday after escaping earlier in the day from the Rock Rapids jail. The brothers were captured following a high speed chase in a stolen car almost 500 miles from here. Pickup Found Gillette officials said they were tipped off to the Fryers presence when a 1973 pickup truck stolen in Rock Rapids was found abandoned in nearby Newcastle. Wyo. Campbell county, Wyo., Undersheriff Ken Fall said he was alerted by Newcastle police they had found the stolen pickup and a roadblock was immediately set up. “Our city police spotted the stolen car on the east edge of the city and pursued it down the main street of town. No shots were fired and no one was hurt.” Fall said. Boxed In He said the two, who were not armed, were captured after a chase ranging up to speeds of 60 miles per hour. He said they were bo'ked in by a highway patrol car and city police care and gave up without resistance. Fall said the brothers were being held in the Weston county jail at Newcastle on charges of auto theft and eventually will be extradited to Iowa. He said the two apparently abandoned the pickup they had stolen in Rock Rapids and stole another car in Newcastle. Vinson said here that the brothers, who were the subject of a massive manhunt after Allen Fryer picked the lock on his cell and then freed his brother, could “possibly have had some outside help" in their escape. Bolts Removed Vinson charged Allen “just had to have” a tool or wrench to remove the latch from the cell door. Vinson said four bolus were loosened and pulled out and placed on the floor He said the (Continued: Page 2, Col 8.) Calley Plans To Submit to Confinement COLUMBUS, Ga. (hPI) -Former army Et. William Calley, sentenced to IO years for the My Lai massacre in South Vietnam, was scheduled to suf-rcnder at Fort Benning Thursday afternoon to be placed in the base military stockade, a government prosecutor said. Asst. U. S. Atty. Charles Erion announced after a 30-minute hearing in federal court Thursday morning that an agreement had been reached with Calley and his attorney for Calley to surrender voluntarily to resume serving his 10-year sentence for the murder of at least 22 civilians at My Lai six years ago. Regular Cell Calley will be confined in a regular jail cell in the stockade pending a hearing Monday- on a motion to have his conviction overturned. Judge J. Robert Elliott adjourned the hearing after telling the government it must confine Calley at a location where he would have reasonable access to his attorneys in preparation for Monday’s hearing. The judge left it up to the government and defense attorneys to work out details of the confinement. Elliott said his only concern was that Calley’s attorneys have free access to him and that the former army lieutenant be properly treated. The judge chastised the Fort Benning commanding officer, Gen. Thomas Tarpley, for referring to Calley as “a nonperson.” “I’m forced to conclude that the general meant to indicate that in his opinion Mr. Calley is not a person,” Elliott said. “I’d like some assurance from the army counsel that Mr. Calley will be produced in this courtroom as a person and treated as a person.” Allowed To Appear Erion assured the judge that Calley would be allowed to appear for a hearing scheduled in Elliott’s court Monday on Calley’s appeal of his conviction. The only soldier convicted in the My Lai massacre, Calley has been in jail only one night of the 34 months since his con-v i c t i o n by a court-martial board. He was placed under house arrest at his officers’ quarters at Fort Benning, during his appeal of a life sentence that was reduced to 20 years by an army review board and then cut to IO years by army Secretary Howard Callaway. Calley asked the supreme court Wednesday to let him remain free under $1,000 bond during his appeal. He said the granting of bail is discretionary with a federal district judge and that review of such action must be limited to whether the judge abused his discretion or acted without jurisdiction. WASHINGTON (AP)- President Nixon told congressional leaders Thursday that the U.S. “will give no encouragement to any country in acquiring nuclear weapons,” Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott reported The Pennsylvania senator also said Nixon defended the U.S. action in supplying nuclear re actors to Egypt and Israel, noting that both the Soviet Union and other European countries were spared to do so with fewer saiefe ards than the U.S. is requiring -Hard Road” Impeachment Probe Moves To Tax Issue Gazette leased Wires WASHINGTON - The house I judiciary committee Thursday took up the question of whether I President Nixon acted wilfully iwhen he underpaid his federal income taxes from 1970 through ! 1973 by $432,787 The White House has said Nixon merely followed the ad vice of his tax lawyers and accountants when he filed his re-; turns and claimed the deduc jtions which were subsequently disallowed in an Internal Revenue Service audit of his returns. John Doar, special counsel to i the impeachment investigation undertaken by the house com mittee, told a reporter “the question of wilfulness” was the key issue. Many Republicans in congress — and Nixon himself — have taken the position a President can only be impeached for clear criminal violation. Evidence that Nixon committed tax fraud in the payment of his taxes would be such a violation. Fraud Not Probed But the question of fraud was not publicly examined    in    two previous investigations    of    Nix on's taxes. The White House said the IRS found no evidence of fraud Congress’ joint committee on in temal revenue taxation, which after a helicopter trip from An-i    White    House spokesmen    es-    came UP W1*"    a ta* under- drews.    !timated    that 7    million    persons    Payment about equal to    the    IRS “Profound Change” turned    out for    Nixon    on    the    J™ ^ examine the    issue or In a 15-minute ceremony.1 l«,77Hn«e Journey.    "he    chief issue in Nixon’* un Nixon said that “a profound and    Encouraged    derpayment was    the $482,019 he lasting change has taken place    Alexander Haig, Nixon’s    chief    and Mrs. Nixon    had deductec in the Middle East.    staff,    said the President was because of his gift of his vice “Where there was no hope for encouraged by his personal di- presidential papers to the Na peace, there now is hope. Where; piomacy    itional Archives. Z ;X,eniZ;X“^i “S Sir"We ■*£2" 311 “* "nd 3 m,10r    ST    '    T    *Ltetpht,alardg    £5? <0 J *    wlT    a He and his wife were    president’s    jet He listed the ob-!taJt law was changed to no by Ford, Treasury Secretaryj^ctjves as    longer    permit public figures to .....Strengthening    new    roto-    «**»**<* —UPI Telephoto BACK FROM THE MIDDLE EAST, President and Mrs. Nixon are welcomed at Andrews airbase, Md., by their daughters, Julie and Tricia (hidden behind Julie), and son-in-law, David Eisenhower, left. President Defends Nuclear Pacts they could look at a set of large color photographs of the Nixons on their five country tour, which were already framed and hanging in a lobby. Congress may give Nixon some diplomatic troubles. Sena-tor Proxmire (D-Wis.) introduced legislation Wednesday to require congressional approv- is expected. “Congress,”’ Proxmire said, “cannot stand by and allow this proposed agreement or future agreements to go into effect without an expression Nixon reported on his Middle East mission to a bipartisan I „f support or denial, delegation of two dozen congressional leaders, declaring, ac-: Nixon returned from the Mid-cording to Scott,    that “a long,    die East Wednesday afternoon. hard road" lies    ahead before    landing    at Andrews air    force permanent settlements are    base in    nearby Maryland    where reached.    he was    met by daughters    Tricia Butz Reveals Plans on Meat Imports, Exports Gazette Leased Wires WASHINGTON - Agriculture Secretary Butz told congress Thursday that the U. S. “does not plan to sit idly by and become the dumping ground for the world’s surplus meat. ’ Butz said he is sending a personal emissary to New Zealand, Australia and Japan to explore voluntary cuts in beef shipments to the U. S. Australia is the largest source of imported U. S. beef Butz also said he is ‘ prepared to recommend more drastic action’’ lf Canada does not soon reopen that country's markets to U. S. beef. “We have retaliatory action we can take,’’ he said Butz said he understood the Canadian cabinet was meeting on the subject later in the day. Two months ago. when the federal government lifted a ban on feeding the controversial chemical DES to cattle, (ana-da responded by closing off American imports, which amounted to about SIOU million annually. The problem, the secretary said, is whether the Canadians will accept his proposal for farmers to certify themselves that their cattle destined for Canada have not received DES, with a veterinarian certifying the meat at the slaughter house. Appearing before the house agriculture committee hearings on methods of helping cattle and hog producers out of a price depression, Butz softened his opposition to a bill approved by the senate agriculture committee Wednesday to provide $3 billion in emergency credit guarantees for livestock producers. Butz said he basically opposed the legislation but “being a realist” recognized it had strong support and would ask the bouse panel only to put “safeguards’’ into the measure Under the bill, the agriculture department would guarantee private lenders against loss on up to 90 percent of loans to livestock producers at regular commercial interest rates. Individual producers or feedlot operators could get guarantees covering up to $1 million in credit. The President also said no U.S.-Soviet agreements have been made in advance of bis Moscow summit trip next week. Besides restoring diplomatic relations with Egypt and Syria, Scott said, the President “hints that we’ll restore relations with Algeria” as part of the effort for better relations with the Middle East. He said Nixon feels the large, cheering crowds that greeted him mean “the Arabs want to be friends with the United States ” The President also discussed his travels with his cabinet and the National Security Council, The bipartisan group of congressional leaders gave the President a warm burst of applause as he entered the cabinet room for their morning meeting. The President joked quietly as photographers were ushered in for a few moments. Set of Photographs The entire top leadership was on hand, including Vicepresident Ford, House Speaker Carl Albert, senate leaders Mike Mansfield (D-Mont.) and Scott and house leaders Thomas O'Neill (D-Mass.) and John Rhodes (R-Ariz.). As congressmen entered the cabinet room Cox and Julie Eisenhower and Mrs. Eisenhower’s husband, David The President was applauded Simon, Atty. Gen. Saxbe and other members of the cabinet. Ford, in greeting Nixon, used the biblical phrase, “Blessed Is the peacemaker,” and Nixon, referring to the friendly crowds he encountered, said: “We must not let these people down. America must play and will play a crucial role in building the foundation for peace and building new relationships '' “Millions of people in that by several hundred persons, in- part of the world desperately eluding IOO Republican teen-want peace,” the President agers, when he arrived at the said. “They believe we will south lawn of the White House help ” Hiawatha Council Defeats Controversial Truck Law By Kevin Kane    VandcrLinden. a strong sup- Hiawatha’s controversial    pro-    porter    of l^e ordinance    at    pre- j    a«    vious    meetings, moved    both    to posed truck ordinance was de- \ ^ „„ jt5 |hird feated by a 3-2 vote on . third rea(jjng anc| to adopt reading at Wednesday night’s Wyrick seconded both council meeting.    bons,    but switched over The ordinance    would    have    voted    nay both times Seifried. tionships with Arab states:    their public papers. Establish^ a new rcla-    lM£‘ tonshtp and assur cr al partes.wh that lh,s would no be at.he ex-1 havp pense of long-,landing ret.- whBe(h(,r |hp de(lf| had ^ tranships, and,    jl|cRa||y    backdated make „ Demonstrating a willingness appear the gift was made before to assist in the search for a jujy 25 19^9; whether Edward long-term solution to past divi- Morgan, the White House lawyer s‘ons*    who signed the document, had Haig was asked if any secret the legal authority to act on commitments were made and Nixon’s behalf; and whether the replied: “No, I don t think so. deed was validly notarized. Let s leave it there. There was The committee also is ex fairly explicit reporting on the amining Nixon’s personal finances to see if any government or election campaign funds were converted to his personal use. The panel finished with Watergate Wednesday following it right up to the latest developments in special prosecutor Leon Jaworski’s running battle with the White House over presidential tapes. Israeli Jets Pound Rye Arab Camps By Associated Press Israeli planes attacked five Palestinian refugee camps in southern lebanon Thursday with bombs and rockets, the Lebanese defease ministry reported. lebanese hospitals reported some IOO parsons wounded or killed. The Lebanese government Issued radio appeals for “urgent blood donations of all types.” The guerillas said they shot down two Israeli planes but the Israelis denied this. Appealed for Help The Palestinian Red Crescent, the guerilla-controlled equivalent of Hie Red Cross, claimed “tens of men, women and children’’ were buried under the rubble and appealed for Arab and world help. “Many Red Crescent centers were demolished in the savage attacks and several Palestinian doctors and nurses were killed and wounded in the five camps,” it said. It was the third day of Israeli air attacks in delayed retaliation for the Palestinian guerilla raid a week ago on the Shamir kibbutz, in which three women were killed. The retaliatory raids had been delayed until President Nixon left the Middle East. The Israeli command claimed that the targets hit Thursday “were definitely identified as military installations of the terrorists organization ” But Associated Press reporter Nabih Basho reported from Sidon, the ancient Mediterranean port 25 miles south of Beirut, that the Israeli bombs and rockets hit one refugee camp in Sidon and three in the (Continued: Page 3, Col. 6.) banned use of non-designated routes (primarily west Blairs meeting in who the chaired absence substance of each of the discussions. Exchanges with all the leaders were very detailed and very complete.” Reports Millions Of Chicks Killed To Trim Supply WASHINGTON I UPI I-Chick-en producers have destroyed mo-millions of baby chicks in an eland'fort to improve prices by dramatically reducing supplies, an the industry spokesman said Thurs-of day. $200-Million Soviet Pact with U. S. Firm MOSCOW I UPI I—The Soviet Union Thursday signed a $200-million contract with an American firm for construction of four ammonia plants. The contract with (liemical Construction Corp. (Chemico) of New York is the first to be signed in implementation of an $8-billion, 20-year chemical fertilizer deal that Armand Hammer, president of Occidental Petroleum Corp., signed with the Russiaas last year. Hammer, who was at the signing ceremony Thursday, said that because of the sharp rise in commodity prices last .    .    ., fall the value of his deal has Th* Watergate preaentation. cHmbed ,rom M buUon to about (Continued: Page 2, Col. 4.)    $20 billion. Street Work Halted; Viaduct Is Delayed Mayor Dale Guthridge, and; George Watts, president of the Ferry road) lo all vehicles over Brims both voiced disapproval|Natlona, BroiIer (:ouncil, said five tons not involved in “farm-|on the basis of legal reserva- action — growing out of fear to-market” traffic.    dons    by    City    Atty.    Clint    Moyer.    |osses    0f ^e gjnq cattlemen cNew*    .    one-inch    layer on high-volume In other business, the council    ^    toli!!'l“u”!!..^1say    'hey    face - would cut con-    Johnson explained, and is much more wear-resistant than the limestone aggregate authorized the city recreation commission to proceed with several projects for thr new city park and went into executive session lo discuss a personnel hy"rxompHnu’•■fnrm-te>-m«rkot problem    3 p * Recreauon Nerds f* Today s Index The recreation commission was authorized to spend, through proper doubted the ordinance would su'mer supplies during July and ect bas ha,ted and another may stand up in court because it did    bv IO million pounds a ^ slightly delayed because of not offer a “reasonable alter- we€»jl ’    1 shortages in materials or trans- nate route’’ and also discrimi-    w    ..    ... potation facilities, engineers on nated against other truckers kven s0, a s. ;sa! ’ \ 1( rni the projects said Thursday. prices are not likely to rise Th(, g ha|( ovcr| work „„ enough lo meet cost of prague-    streeL, an urban re. lion and said further slashes in    jRM camo a stop; output are probable later.    ,Tuesday    njRhl when |he ^ Watts testified al a ^ouse I tractor ran ou| 0, qUar(7j|e ag. traffic from its provisions “Can’t Defend” “Theres only one (reasona Comics ........ 31 Crossword . . 31 Dally Record 3 Deaths 3 Editorial Features .. ......8 Farm ...... — 26 Financial ..... 32 Marion ..27 Movies ....... 28 Society ... . 14-18 Sports ...... 21-25 State ...... .....4.5 Television . . ..... IO Want Ads . 34-37 mum rn* ... *1 anx-edures as b,e) east-west route through hearing that Tyson foods, the ^ regulated* bistate law. up to ,liawafha Bruns    said Vtr    nation s third largest broiler,    Construction of the new    A $8 000 for playground equip-can 1 dof,‘nc* **    ordinance»    firm, closed is Shelbyville,!    avfflUf viaduct, a project    of Z7. K shelter. *    highway    commie (3.1X10 for picnic tables and I ‘Spifned' as w<’11    as Wyrick,    the process destroyed 800,000 sion, hasn’t halted, but could other outdoor equipment, and al*° Pointed    out that the coon    fertilized eggs and    smothered;    hf df|ayed abou,    , w„k u„,n $1 700 for backstops bleachers Cl1 * or"!,nal    ,n,ant was 10 a"'    JOO OOO baby chicks    sieel I heams are    delivered. 'a .SU swer Citizen    complaints by Ii- It is “common    knowledge”:    nflVP inhn«nn    nrniect vnm- and other materials for baseball-softball diamonds {*0,—. vs..*.. complaints by li-j It is “common knowledge i Davp johnson, project engl miting long-haul traffic on the that other producers are taking noer witb Shive-Hattery and As- available locally. A significant amount is needed, because the overlay project is only about 50 percent complete. “It will be at least a week, and we don’t have a firm commitment then,” Johnson said. “Just promises.” He said work on the overlay project could he completed, with good weather, in two or three weeks after the aggregate arrives. Duane Smith, assistant resi- The projects are all included road whi,e sUU ,eavin8 u similar steps and that millions|SOciates, said the delay on the dent construction engineer for in plans for a $130,000, 21-acre park in the northwest part of the city. Councilmen Martin Bruns, Jerry Seifried and Jack Wyrick voted against the truck ordinance while Gene VanderLinden and Carl Anderson voted for it. to local use “It appears ifs just about impossible to do that,” he concluded Final vote on the ordinance, which has caused controversy at almost every council meeting (Continued: Page 2, Col. I.) of chicks have been destroyed. Todfifj'x Chuckle About the only thing that s free of charge these days is a run-down battery. street overlay work is caused by lbe highway commission, said a lack of rail cars to transport .concrete work on the viaduct is the aggregate, a hard, reddishjcomplete. The next step is inrook material, from Minnesota jstallation of the beams. The same problem delayed There may be a slight delay, the start of the project for sev- a week or so,” he said, “but copv09ht Seral weeks.    we’re expecting to have that The aggregate is used in a open before winter shutdown.” ;

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