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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 20, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Chance ol rain to- night uud Friday. tonight, 10. Highs Fri- day, mid 90s. VOI.UMK 92- NUMiiKK CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CK1MK KAi'iDS, IOWA, THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 1075 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Caught Brothers in Wyoming ROCK RAPIDS (UPI) Lyon county Sherifl Craig Vinson said Thursday two Iowa fugitives who escaped jail here where they were being held in connec- tion with the slayings of four teenagers probably had "out- side help" in their getaway. Allen Fryer, 31, awaiting sen- tencing for the shotgun murders of four South Dakota teenagers, and his brother, James, 21, awaiting trial on the same charges, were captured in Gil- lette, Wyo., about 5 p.m. Wednesday after escaping earli- er 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., Un- dersheriff Ken Fall said he was alerted by Newcastle police they had found the stolen pickup and a roadblock was immedi- ately 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 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 boxed in by a highway patrol car and city police cars 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 subjecl 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 bolts were loosened and pulled out and placed on the floor. He said the (Continued: Page 2, Col. 8.) Galley Plans To Submit to Confinement COLUMBUS, Ga. Former army Lt. William Cal- ley, sentenced to 10 years for the My Lai massacre in South Vietnam, was scheduled to sur- render at Fort Benning Thurs- day afternoon to be placed in the base military stockade, a government prosecutor said. Asst. U. S. Ally. Charles Erion announced after a 30-minute hearing in federal court Thurs- day 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 civil- ians at My Lai six years ago. Regular Cell Calley will be confined in a regular jail cell in the stockade lending a hearing Monday- on a motion to have his conviction verlurned. Judge J. Robert Elliott ad- ourned the hearing after telling he government it must confine Calley at a location where he vould have reasonable access to lis attorneys in preparation for today's hearing. The judge eft it up to the government and defense attorneys to work out details of the confinement. Elliott said his only concern was that Callcy's attorneys have free access to him and that the former army lieu- tenant be properly treated. The judge chastised the Fort Benning commanding officer, !en. Thomas Tarpley, for refer- ring to Calley as "a nonperson." "I'm forced to conclude that :he general meant to indicate that in his opinion Mr. Calley is not a Elliott said. "I'd ike some assurance from the army counsel that Mr. Calley will be produced in this court- room as a person and treated as a person." Allowed To Appear Erion assured the judge thai Calley would be allowed to ap- pear for a hearing scheduled in Elliott's court Monday on Cal- ley'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 al Fort Benning, dur- ing his appeal of a life sentence that was reduced to 20 years by an army review board and then cut to 10 years by army Secre tary Howard Callaway. Calley asked the supreme court Wednesday to let him re main free under bond during his appeal. He said the granting of bail is discretionary with a federal district judge ant that review of such action mus be limited to whether the judge abused his discretion or actec without jurisdiction. Buh Reveals Plans on Meat Imports, Exports Gazette Leasf d 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 per- sonal emissary to New Zealand, Australia and Japan to explore voluntary cuts in beef ship- ments la the U. S. Australia is the largest source of imported U. S. beef. Butz also said he is "pre- pared to recommend more drastic action" if Canada docs not soon reopen thai country's markets to U. S. beef. "We have retaliatory action we can he said. said he understood Ihc Canadian cabinet was meeting on Ihc subject later in the day. Two months ago, when the federal government lifted a ban on feeding I he controversial chemical DKS to cattle, Cana- da responded by closing off American imporl.s, which amounted lo about million annually The problem, the secretary Appearing before the house Carl senatc leaders agriculture committee hearings Mjke Mansfield (D-Mont.) and Scott and house leaders Thomas O'Neill ID-Mass.) and John Rhodes (R-Ariz.l. As congress- men entered the cabinet room Teleptiotc BACK FROM THE MIDDLE EAST, President and Mrs. Nixon are welcomed at Andrews airbase, Md., by their daughters, Julie and Tricia (hidden behind and son-in-law, David Eisenhower, left. President Defends Nuclear Pacts WASHINGTON Presi- dent Nixon told congressional :eaders Thursday that the U.S. 'will give no encouragement to any country in acquiring nuclear Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott reported. The Pennsylvania senator also said Nixon defended the U.S. action in supplying nuclear reac- tors to Egypt and Israel, noting 'hat both the Soviet Union and other European countries were prepared to do so with fewer safeguards than the U.S. is re- quiring. "Hard Road" said, is whether the Canadian, accept his proposal for farmers to certify themselves that their cattle destined for Canada have not received DES, with a veterinarian certifying meat at the slaughter house. Nixon reported on his Middle East mission to a bipartisan delegation of two dozen congres- sional leaders, declaring, ac- cording to Scott, that "a long, hard road" lies ahead before permanent settlements are reached. The President also said no U.S.-Soviet .agreements have been made in advance of his 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 lhat 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 con- gressional leaders gave the President a warm bursl of ap- plause 'as he entered the cabi- net room for their morning meeting. The President jokec quietly as photographers were ushered in for a few moments. Set of Photographs The entire ton leadership was on hand, including Vice- president Ford, House Speaker on methods of helping cattle and hog producers out of a price depression, Bulz softened his opposition lo a bill approved by the senate agriculture commit- tee Wednesday to provide billion in emergency credit guarantees for livestock produc- ers. said he basically opposed the legislation but "being a re- alist" recognized it had strong support and would ask the house panel only to put "safeguards" into the measure. Under the bill, Ihc agriculture department would guarantee private lenders against loss on up to 90 pcresnl of loans to live- stock producers at regular com- mercial interest rates. Individu- al producers or fncdlot opera- tors could get guarantees cover- ing up to million in credit. they could look at a set of a helicopter trip from An- color photographs of the on their five country tour, Change" were already framed and a 15-minute ceremony, ing in a said that "a profound and Congress may give change has taken place" some diplomatic troubles. the Middle East. tor Proxmire (D-Wis.) introduced legislation Wednesday to require congressional approval of the nuclear offer for there was no hope for peace, there now is hope. Where [here was hostility for the United Stales, there now is friend- and Egypt, and a major he said. s and his wife were greeted Proxmire Ford, Treasury Secretary "cannot stand by and Ally. Gen. Saxbe and this proposed agreement members of the cabinet. future agreements to go in greeting Nixon, effect without an the biblical phrase, of support or is the Nixon returned from the Nixon, referring to the dle East Wednesday crowds he encoun- anding at Andrews air said: >ase in nearby Maryland must not let these people le was met by daughters America must play and Cox and Julie Eisenhower play a crucial role in build- VI r s Eisenhower's the foundation for peace and new relalionships." The President was of people in that 3y several hundred persons, of the world desperately cluding 100 Republican the President agers, when he arrived at "They believe we will south lawn of the White Hiawatha Council Controversial Truck By Kevin a strong sup- Hiawatha's controversial proposed truck ordinance was of the ordinance at previous meelings, moved both to put the ordinance on its third feated by a 3-2 vote on its and then to adopt. reading at Wednesday night's j Wyrick seconded both council meeting. lions, but switched over The ordinance would "nay" both times. banned use of who chaired the meeting in the absence of routes (primarily west Dale Guthridge, and Ferry road) lo all vehicles both voiced disapproval I five tons not involved in the basis of legal reserva- jto-market" traffic. In other business, the by City Ally. Clinl Moyer. Moyer had told the council he doubted the ordinance would authorized the city up in court because it did commission lo proceed with offer a "reasonable alter- eral projects for the now route" and also discrimi- park and went into against other truckers session to discuss a personnel hy oxcmpUng problem. Iraffic from its Recrcmion Needs The recreation White House spokesmen es Mated that 7 million persons turned out for Nixon on the journey. Encouraged Alexander Haig, Nixon's chie: of staff, said the President was encouraged by his personal di plomacy. "We achieved all the objec lives set said Haig on the return flight aboard the President's jet. He listed the ob jectives as: Strengthening new reld tionships with Arab states; Establishing a new rcla tionship and assuring all partie that this would not be at the ex pense of long-standing rel tionships, and, Demonstrating a "willingnes to assist in the search for long-term solution" to pasl div ions. Haig was asked if any secre commitments were made an y replied: "No, I don't think sc Let's leave it there. There wa fairly explicit reporting on th substance of each of the discus sions. Exchanges with all th leaders were very delailed an very complete." Impeachment Probe Moves To Tax Issue Gazette Leased Wires WASHINGTON The house 'judifiary mmmiltoe Thursday took up the question of whether I President Nixon acted wilfully iwhen he underpaid his federal income taxes from 1970 through 1973 by The White House has said Nixon merely followed the ad- vice of his tax lawyers and ac- countants when he filed his re- turns and claimed the deduc- j I ions which were subsequently i disallowed in an Internal Reve- jnue Service audit of his returns. John Doar, special counsel to impeachment investigation nderlaken by the house com- nittce, told a reporter "the uestion of wilfulness" was the ey issue. Many Republicans in congress and Nixon himself have aken the position a President an only be impeached for a lear criminal violation. Evi- ence that Nixon committed tax raud in the payment of his axes would be such a violation. Fraud Not Probed But the question of fraud was ot publicly examined in two irevious investigations of Nix- m's taxes. The White House said the IRS ound no evidence of fraud ingress', joint committee on in ernal revenue taxation, whicl :ame up with a tax under Reporfs Millions Of Chicks Killed To Trim Supply WASHINGTON en producers have destroyed millions of baby chicks in an ef- fort to improve prices by dra- matically reducing supplies, an industry spokesman said Thurs- day, i George Watts, president of the! National Broiler Council, said the action growing out of fear of losses of the kind cattlemen say they face would cut con- payment about equal to the IRS lid not examine the issue o 'raud. The chief issue in Nixon's un derpayment was the hi and Mrs. Nixon had deductei iccause of his gift 'of his vice presidential papers to the Na ional Archives. The gift was disallowed' be cause it had hot been mad irior to July 25, 1969, when :ax law was changed to n longer permit public figures, t take deductions for the gifts their public papers. Other Issues Also at issue in the audit wa whether Nixon himself shou have signed the deed for th gift; whether the deed had bee illegally backdated to make appear the gift was made befor July 25, 1969; whether Edwar Morgan, the White House lawye who signed the document, ha the legal authority to act Nixon's behalf; and whether th deed was validly notarized. The committee also is e, amining Nixon's personal I nances to see if any governmer or election campaign fun( were converted to his person use. The panel finished with Wa tergate Wednesday following right up to the latest develop- ments in special proseculo Leon Jaworski's running batt: with the White House over pres idential tapes. The Watergate presentation (Continued: Page 2, Col. 4.) Pound Five Arab Camps By Associated Press Israeli planes attacked five alestinian refugee camps in luthcrn Lebanon Thursday with o m b s and rockets, the ebanese defense ministry re- tried. Lebanese hospitals re- torted some persons wound- d or killed. The Lebanese government Is- ued radio appeals for "urgent ood donations of all types." The guerillas said they shot own two Israeli planes but the iraelis denied this. Appealed for Help The Palestinian Red Crescent, he guerilla-controlled equiva- nt of the Red Cross, claimed tens of men, women and chil- ren" were buried under the ubble and appealed for Arab nd world help. "Many Red Crescent centers were demolished in the savage ttacks and several Palestinian octors and nurses were killed n d wounded in the five it said. It was the third day of Israeli ir attacks in delayed retalia- ion for the Palestinian guerilla aid a week ago on the Shamir cibbutz, in which three women tvere killed. The retaliatory had been delayed until 'resident 'Nixon left the Middle East. The Israeli command claimed that the targets hit Thursday "were definitely identified as military installa- tions of the terrorists organi- zation." But Associated Press reporter Nabih Basho reported from Sidon, the ancient Mediterra- nean 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.) S200-Million Soviet Pact with U, S, Firm MOSCOW Soviet Union Thursday signed a million contract with an Amer- ican firm for construction of four ammonia plants. The contract with Chemical Construction Corp. (Chemico) of New York is the first to be signed in implementation of an 20-year chemical fer- tilizer deal that Armand Ham- mer, president of Occidental Petroleum Corp., signed with the Russians 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 climbed from billion to about ?20 billion. Street Work Halted; Viaduct Is Delayed Cedar Rflpidi Ncwi One major construction proj- 'Icy ISLU WUUKl <JUL UUM- r supplies during July and fl has halted and another may Comics 31 Crossword 31 Daily Record 3 Editorial Features 8 Fnrm 2S Financial 32 Marlon .27 Movies 28 Society Sports State Television 30 Wnnt r i u t hori z e d to spend, "jthrough proper procedures as Index i regulated by stale law. up to J58.000 for playground equip-j! ble) east-west route through August by 10 million pounds aj week. Even so, said, chicken prices arc not likely to rise enough to meet cost of produc- ;lion and said further slashes in iiitput are probable later. Watts testified at a house hearing thai Tyson foods, the Hiawatha." Brans said. "We Seifried, lalso pointed nut lhat the conn- fertilized eggs and smothered jcil's original intent was to baby chicks. jswer citizen complaints by It is "common knowledge" mcnl, for a picnic for picnic tables other outdoor cqtu'pmi for backstops, and other materials (or baseball-Softball diamonds. Tile projects are all included in plans for a 21-acrc park in the northwest :if the city. Couneilmcn Martin Bruns, nation's third largest broiler (the ordinance i j firm, closed its Shelbyville, complex last week and in well as Wyrick.I the process destroyed slightly delayed because of shortages in materials or trans- portation facilities, engineers on the projects said Thursday. The asphalt overlay work on downtown streets, an urban re- newal project, came to a stop Tuesday night when Ihe con- tractor ran out of quartzile ag- gregate. Construction of the new A avenue viaduct, a project of the state highway commis- sion, hasn't halted, hut could he delayed about it week until steel I-hcams arc delivered. Dave Johnson, project engi- miting long-haul traffic on Ihcjthat other producers are wjth shive-Hattery and As- road while still leaving it steps and that to local use "II appears it's just annul im- ssible lo do ho conclud- of chicks have been destroyed. Jerry Seifried and Jack Wyrick voted against the truck ordi- nance while Gene Vandorl.indcn and Carl Anderson voti-d for it. which has caused controversy at almost every council meeting (Continued: Page 2, Col. I.) Chuckle About the only thing that's free ot charge these days is a i run-down battery. on the street overlay work is caused by lack of rail cars to transport the aggregate, a hard, reddish rock material, from Minnesota. The same problem delayed the starl of the project for sev- ci'iil weeks one-inch layer on high-volume streets, Johnson explained, and is much more wear-resistant than the limestone aggregate available locally. A significant amount is need- ed, because the overlay project, is only about 50 percent com- plete. "It will be at least a week, and we don't have a firm cotn- milmcnl Johnson said. "Just promises." He said work on the overlay project could he completed, with Rood weather, In two or three weeks after the aggre- gate arrives. Duanc Smith, assislanl resi- dent construction engineer (or the highway commission, said concrete work on Ihc viniluct is complete. The next step is in- stallation of the teams. "There may he a .slight delay, a week or he said, "but we're expecting to hnvR thut aggregate is used in alopen before winter shutdown."