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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 23, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa high priority archeology Man-Mado. Laltc Threatens History (In Section B) ALL-IOWA OPENS FRIDAY Schedules, Stories, Pictures (In Section E) Section A Weather- Mostly sunny today, highs around 70. Fair tonight, lows iii the low 50s. VOLUME 92-NUMBER 165 HU CITY FINAL 35 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES IOWA NAMED U.S. Denies Soy Pentagon Chief Juggling of °pp° sed Aid fo lsrael Arms Pact WASHINGTON (AP) - Allegations that Secretary of State WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of Defense Schlesingcr resisted sending planes and tanks badly needed by Israel in the early days of the 1973 Middle East war, according to a new bi contained in “Kissinger,” written by CBS correspondents Marvin and Bernard Kalb. An excerpt was printed in the New York Times Sunday magazine. The book, which will be published in full by Little Brown ography of Henry Kissinger. Kicdnonr mcnnrni minibar Kissinger and Schlesingcr later in the summer, maintains Kissinger made secret nuclear Saturday denied the reports. a was on i v a f* pr rpDpa terl and arrangements with Soviet lead-! xhe authors say the Pentagon direct orders its in    19/2    are    “totally    w ithout     cb j e f     an d his    top deputy, Wil-    Nixon that the Pentagon finally merit    or    any    foundation    whatso-    i™    clements    a Texas drilling    u    . t! ? ,nd,l - v ever” the state denirtment * f , ’,    ,     8    began the supply effort to en- V, H s-,1, r,i»v     P    contractor, delayed at a time ab | e Israe i to beRin a counler . said Saturday.    Israel was reeling from the|attack • There are no secret arrange- Arab attack, hoping to avoid; The Ka|bs their book is further U.S. alienation of the !based on intcrv ] ews with most 3    s a es ‘    of the major    participants, high Excerpt Printed    officials and    other informed The account    of American in-     sources > P^ us    scrutiny of avail- volvement in the 1973 war is a ^ e records, public and pri-___I vate. The following account is taken from the excerpts in the Times magazine: [\|q Stand on Kissinger felt double-crossed ments of any kind,” Robert Anderson, the department spokesman, told newsmen in disputing reports suggesting the Russians were allowed to build more missile launchers than congress had been led to believe was permissible under the U.S.-Soviet accord. “Reliable” Mayors Take Senator Jackson (D-Wash.), a critic of the administration’s negotiating strategy, had supported the allegations as being “reliable and creditable.” According to one account, the 950 sea-based missiles allowed the Soviet Union were raised to 1,020, Watergate SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) -The leader of the nation’s mayors said Saturday the impasse in Washington could be resolved by the Russians at the outset of the war, in view of agreements promising to inform the U.S. of “any threat to the peace.” Soviet Effort while the U.S. total was lowered by immediate resignation or from 710 to 656. Following a meeting with the senate foreign relations committee Friday, Kissinger was asked about Jackson’s comment and said “that view must be based on a misapprehension of the negotiations by some of the witnesses.” Senate Majority Leader Mansfield told reporters Saturday he had been satisfied with Kissinger’s explanation in the closed-door committee meeting. Meanwhile, Rep. Wiley M a y n e (R-Iowa) Saturday called for new agreements with the Russians to limit multiple warheads and reduce Hie over-all arms expenditures by the U.S. and Russia. Mayne. speaking at the Veterans of Foreign Wars state convention, said the Soviets are making much faster progress than expected in weapons and technology not covered by the He also was angry because the massive Soviet supply effort | *    .. , ... at the beginning of the war in- impeachment of President Nix- djcated Ru * ians h on, but his colleagues refused caIculattd the . cnu , d havc both to formally embroil themselves delente and J r . in Watergate politics.    j    Kissinger's    original    strategy Democratic Mayor Roy Mar- was ( 0 aV oid provoking the tin of Norfolk, Va., said a pro- y\ ra bs with a large-scale Ameri-longed trial of the President j can supply effort, and he shared would be disastrous for the na- ( t be common assumption that lion and particularly for critical [ srae j could quickly repulse the urban legislation stalled in the Arab attack congress.    j    ^en    that    did    not    prove    out,) Martin, who said he wasn’t Kissinger began working to get endorsing impeachment or resignation, made his comments UPI Telephoto Rochester Floodings River wafer af Rochester, Minn., was slowly receding Saturday and some of the IOO persons who had been driven from their homes by fhe high wafer were returning. The Zumbro river crested at five feef above flood level Friday and fhe Nafional Weather Service said it was receding Saturday. Ten Fires Blamed on Arsonists federal Aid Due in Wake Of Storms DES MOINES (AP) - President Nixon has declared the state of Iowa a federal disaster area, Dick Gilbert, an aide to Gov. Ray, said Saturday. Gilbert said federal officials are in Iowa and would set up centers throughout the state Monday afternoon. He said the first center would probably be in Ankeny, which was hit by a tornado Tuesday night. Disaster Officials Ray met with federal disaster officials in Kansas City Friday ■and told them he wanted a federal disaster declaration right | away, said Gilbert. Ray was told the declaration would be issued within 24 hours, added Gilbert. The governor had initially requested that 36 counties which had been hit by severe storms during much of May and into June be declared disaster areas. In a letter to President Nixon June 7, Ray cited “large-scale flooding'’ in portions of east central and southeastern Iowa. At that time Ray said total damage in the 36 counties amounted to $12,566,361. Damage to agricultural land was placed at $9 million. Just a week later, Ray asked that six additional counties be during a news conference opening the 42nd annual meeting of the U. S. Conference of Mayors, of which he is president. He said a critical lack of leadership from Washington could be resolved “by either j the United States. immediate impeachment and    Political    Power conviction, resignation — or forget it.”    Kissinger    cleared    this    up    later added to the list as heavy rains SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) —flames broke out at the Villa three parked trucks, and a, warehouse when the apartment con ti nue d to flood the state aid for Israel    particularly Twelve fires erupted in Spokane Nova apartments, the North wooden shed in a suburban alarm was received. Damage planes and tanks    and its suburbs Saturday, and Side building, Automotive Ware- area.    there was contained to a loading    Two Dead But early on the morning of officials of three fire depart- house Distributors, Inc., and Officials said a total of seven d° c k and door.    Last    Tuesday,    tornadic winds Oct. 8, 48 hours after the out- ments said at least IO of them (Gung Ho restaurant.    trucks were damaged.    ! But soon after the apartment swep t through central Iowa, break of fighting, the book says,(were the work of arsonists. The Schlesingcr refused even to most serious destroyed a three- allow Israeli planes to pick up! stor y apartment building, teav-    .........    . ammunition and spare parts in ing about 60 persons homeless, de distributorship, a truck dis- Within a 6'/i-hour period, I tributorship, two parked cars, Wooden Shed Fires also struck a motorcyc- that morning, but acknowledged to Israeli Ambassador Simcha But when the conference sessions formally began, other __________ mayors apparently thought it Dinitz he could get only two 1972 ABM treaty and interim best to avoid the controversy. j Phantom jets released for the agreements.    I With scant debate, the resolu-1 Jewish state. leaving two Ankeny residents dead and causing extensive res- Spokane Fire Chief Alfred I was reported in flames, crews O’Conner said it was not known wcre dispatched to the restau- whethcr the fires were the work rant> where a set blaze dam- d am age to businesses, of the same arsonist.     a £ C( *     a doorway and trash con- jd ences and farmsteads. “It’s still too early to say r p n *j!fn laid st ‘8 ator j Destructive winds of up to 85 whether these are all related.’’ I ..    ‘    .    *    ,    miles    an    hour lashed through O'Connor said. "They are all Lf* J™    Eastern Iowa Thursday night under investigation ’    S,,    »"d    Friday,    strewing    debris Eleven trucks answered the    *    •    ‘    over    wide    areas    and    causing pre-dawn three-alarm call for)    Al!    Apparatus    one    death. building 00 a** brick Trurture Al that Doinl - with »« thc Severe wea,her again p,agucd arms race,” said Mayne.     ()ne    would He said thc Russians know the gras to write a strict legal def- (Continued: Page 3. Col. 6.)    ! (Continued: Page 3, Col. 6.) MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — While ruling himself out Ford suggested such a job. Ford said an in- western edge of the city s an indepen- dependent listener could iron downtown arca. ,    ,    .    i    rv    \J” ~ ‘ ‘’ dent third party might listen to out alleged discrepancies be- Flames began in tho base- have asked con- Dim * ind.eaied to K smgcr ^ ^ w    lapos    and    make!tween the transects released men., O'Conner said. shortly] firj ♦. m wiiiciHa at citv ’ s fire app aratus shifted to nort h central Iowa Friday night of 1 pere lied on a steep hillside at key locations< a two . a j arm ca jj and Saturday, resulting in two Ford: Neutral Party Should Review Tapes MONTEREY Ca ""Unless they can be persuad-1'ions committee killed three *1™ the defense department cd not to exploit their full potcn-! Proposed measures dealing with reluctantly said it might allow     r till, we are headed for a costly j Watergate and related matters, j 16 Phantoms to go to_    |dent thirtt part.y mi the Watergate tapes aminase .ween me iranser.pis meas™ ™ Im”''A.'noo7remna n ts!cated across from an empty fire made on damage an unbiased transcript ot their by the White House and those    ..    .    I station was hpavilv dinviced storms last week .    .    HovoinnAri hv tho hniisp iuHiri- were still flaring from corners lotion, was neaviiy damaged, moi ma ium wick. '    -    -    --------1 ary committee, which is eon- * 'he building    j    Asdic    fire    *«Wn«fo^Uhe    filbert said a toll IHospitals Take Note Man To Watch Out For would invoke the political power (Continued: Page 3, Col. 2 came from the building supply j electrocutions and one drown-company.    ing- The quonset-hut structure, lo-j No dollar estimate has been caused by ducting impeachment hearings on President Nixon. Neutral Party “Perhaps we have to have a total of 46 coun- second car burst into flames on ties were included in the federal the same street.    j    disaster list. Meanwhile, Spokane \ alle\ However, he said it was possi-Kuder sa*d all residents ap fire department crews were dis- b j e thafc not a |j of the coun tj es parcntly were evacuated from patched to what officials said vvou j c j qualify for federal disas- All Evacuated Apartment manager Dale 64-vear-old structure. But were arson fires at a truck dis- ter relief and a list of those third or neutral party take the O’Conner said firemen planned tributorship. In the same area, w us c i. a 0 aua lifv would be is tapes and get transcripts from to search the partially caved-in the motorcycle shop was set I sue d Monday. By Gary Peterson What do hospitals in Cedar Rapids, Moline, IU., and Billings, Mont., have in common? The answer: A man who calls himself Dr. James Roberts, and he’s not your average sort of doctor. Without a doubt, many other hospitals in the country have heard of Dr. James Roberts and each may have the same story to tell about him. Hospitals beware, the man is a con man, and a very adept one, and not in an ordinary sense ... drugs are the object of his con, according to loc al physicians. This particular eon is not new, hut it is seldom heard of and bears a text!>ook name -“Munchausen Syndrome”. The following is the story related by Dr. Roberts to St. Luke's hospital personnel and attending physicians and their reactions to him. lie arrived at the emergency room by ambulance in late May, complaining of pain indicative of kidney problems. Routine tests indicated blood in his urine and he was admitted. Though stories varied slightly from person to person, Dr. Roberts said he was a provost at the University of the West Indies and most recently had completed a commencement speaking engagement in Vancouver, B.C. He said he was returning to the West Indies when he suffered a kidney attack and the plane on which he was riding made* an emergency landing at Cedar Rapids so he could seek medical help. Complaining of intense pain, Dr. Roberts said lie was allergic to morphine and demanded 150 milligrams of dcmerol, a pain killer that is addictive. Doctors said 150 milligrams is about twice the normal dose. lie was a patient at the hospital for three days during which time he was administered several shots and tests. On his second day he received “tragic” news that his grandmother had died. He checked out on the third day, arranging with the hospital to bill him in the West Indies. He also took with him some $70 which had been collected to help pay for his unscheduled trip home. He promised to repay the money. It was not until two or three days after the patient’s departure that the con became evident. One of the women involved in the collection of the $70 for Dr. Roberts’ trip to the West Indies, Mrs. Hurley Bassett, was attending a church meeting in Des Moines. There, a minister from Davenport related a story about a provost from the University of the West Indies who was hospitalized iii Moline with a kidney ailment. On top of that, his grandmother iii the West Indies died and efforts were under way to raise some funds so he would be able to attend the funeral. Mrs. Bassett suspected the worst mid made a call to Mrs. Kingsley Grant in Cedar Rapids. Mrs. Grant told her husband, Dr. Grant, who had had occasion to visit with the patient. Dr. Grant notified Dr. Percy G. Harris, also a frequent visitor with the patient during his stay at St. Luke’s. Dr. Harris called the Moline hospital to find out if they did, in fact, have a Dr. James Roberts as a patient there. They did and Dr. Harris had his call transferred to the patient’s room and and talked with him. Harris was told that Dr. Roberts had had another attack and the plane was forced to land in Moline . . . The call apparently frightened the patient. He left the hospital without paying. He later showed up in Billings, Mont., using the same (Continued: Page NA, Col I ) apes ana get transcripts them,” Ford told a news confer-|enee here, where he is spending ! a golfing weekend. Inflame. Damage there was con-The apartment blaze was fined to smoke and water, classified as possible arson. No A blaze handled by suburban .    damage estimate was available.    Fire District 9    destroyed a I™ 1 *    but K u d er sa ‘d a $150,000 remo-    wooden shed and    five hogs inwork, but I don t think iiI s an    project, including fire side. The shed fire tentatively impossible task to undertake. safety improvements, had been was identified as arson. “I’m sure there can be, if we close to completion.    City    officials    also    said    ar- look around hard enough, some- Units from a fire station a sonists set fire to a parked jone who would    do    it    as    an    in-    block away were fighting an    semi-truck and a    two-ton truck dependent objective    observer.’’    arson fire at the automotive    parked in a different location. The New York Times reported J Friday that judiciary committee I transcripts of some of the Watergate tape recordings differ j extensively, and in many eases significantly, from the edited versions made public by the White House. Today's Index Doubts Vote Top U.S. Mediator Calls Meeting on Nurse Strike SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — and settle the strike,” L'ssery The nation’s top labor mediator I said before meeting with hospi-called both sides together Satur-1 tai officials at a hotel. Words, phrases and some- day in a two-week-old strike by Meanwhile, a spokesman for times whole sections of convcr- 4,000 registered nurses against sat ions contained in the commit-) 42 hospitals and clinics. tee transcripts arc missing from wmiam Lss( . rv dlrct . lor of ' or at variance with the expur- .    ., .    ... .. , c I the Federal Mediation Service, flew' here {ruin Washington on Friday after hospitals reported danger of a crisis resulting fromj s I r 0 n g the nurses’ abandonment of firmer [Continued: Page 3, Col. 4.) the striking California Nurses Assn. warned that “the potential is there for a very long strike unless we get our demands. “The nurses started out and they’re getting every day,” said Erie V grandmother is a baby sit- ;or,ltl ^ onty rooms aIU * intensive p 00 i e of the union, which called care units.     a 8 { r ^ e j une 7 a g a j ns t 28 hospi- T oil u a's iii tick lo ter who doesn't hang around the i {refrigerator.    copyritto    I    na    hopeful    that    I    will be i,    able    to    help    resolve    the    issues (Continued: Page 3, Col. 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