Cedar Rapids Gazette, June 24, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

June 24, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 24, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Kuir tonight iiiid Tuesday. Ionium in the 50s. High Tues- day in the mill 70s. VOI.UMK ffi Nl'MUKIt 1W> CKIMK KAI'lUS, IOWA, .MONDAY, JUNK 24, 1'JVt CITY FINAL 15 CENTS ASSOCIATED I'HESS, UPI, NEW YOHK TIMES No BlV Arms Pact Subpoenas Voted Impeachment Panel WASHINGTON (UPIi De- spite scant hope of obtaining more impeachment evidence from him, the huus'e judiciary i committee issued four more subpoenas against President] WASHINGTON (AP) SecrcM Nixon Monday. tary of State Kissinger Monday, subpoenas demanded that branded as "totally (also iniNixon surrender tapes and doc- cvery detail" assertions that he negotiated a secret agreement giving the. Soviet Union more nuclear missiles than publicly announced in the first round of the strategic arms talks. Such reports, Kissinger said in a news conference, "have no merit whatsoever." In Excess The secretary was referring to assertions by Sen. Jackson (D-Wash.) that Kissinger may have negotiated some type of understanding that would allow Moscow to build submarine- based missiles in excess of the 950 allowed under the SALT I agreement signed in Moscow May 27, 1972. Jackson also indicated that such an understanding may have pledged the U. S. to main- tain a submarine missile force of its own of less than the 710 allowed by SALT I. Kissinger was questioned closely about the past nuclear arms negotiations, but he opened his news conference with a lengthy discussion of what he hopes will be ac- complished this week when he and President Nixon arrive in Moscow for another summit meeting with Soviet leaders. Three Parts The sessions will involve three parts, Kissinger said. The first will be a general review of the world situation "to identify areas of conflict and reduce them and where possible to identify areas of cooperation." The second part and the most difficult, he said, will be "the serious problem of the con- trol of the nuclear arms race." Third will be "an attempt to give a more positive structure to our relationships." This will involve possible cooperative ar- rangements in the field of eco- nomics, scientific exchanges "and other matters of mutual the secretary said. "Most Crucial" Kissinger said the summit comes at a time "when in many respects the relationship be- tween the Soviet Union and the United States is most crucial to- ward maintaining peace in the world." He pointed out that the two superpowers now "can end civi- lized life as we know it" unless something is done to keep nu- clear technology from outstrip- ping the ability of the political uments in four areas the gov- ernment's 1971 anti-trust suit against ITT, a pledge to the Nixon re-election cam- paign from milk producers, the Ellsbcrg breakin case, and al- leged use of the Internal Reve- nue Service to harass White House "enemies" or benefit friends. The subpoenas brought to eight the number the committee has issued against Nixon .since it began its inquiry into his pos- sible impeachment. The first four subpoenas, issued in April and May, sought 98 taped con- versations and produced 31 tape transcripts but no tapes. In a letter to the committee two weeks ago, Nixon said that responding to never-ending re- quests from the panel would only weaken the presidency and said he had no intention of giv- ing up further materials. v High Court Defers Nixon Evidence Bid WASHINGTON (AP) The supreme court Monday deferred action on President Nixon's re- quest for the evidence which led the Watergate grand jury to name him as an unindicted co- conspirator. The court said it will consider this question, along with other Watergate-related matters, at a hearing it has already sched- uled for July 8. The main questions to be ar- gued by attorneys at that time are: Whether the President, is en- titled to claim executive privl lege in connection with White House tapes and documents which special prosecutor Leon Jaworski seeks for the Water- gate cover-up trial. Whether the Watergate grand jury had the power to name the President as an unindicted co- conspirator. Nixon had sought access to the grand jury's evidence, and asked that it be placed before the supreme court, to buttress his claim that the grand jury exceeded its authority. In a motion filed with the court last week, the President's structure to deal with possible attorneys sought access to "all catastrophe. transcripts, tape recordings of New Vote Scheduled In Four Tama Areas presidential c o n v e r s a grand jury minutes and cxhib-; its" and other material bearing! on the grand jury's decision. j 31-4 Voles J Two of the subpoenas issued Monday were approved on votesl of 31 to 4 with Ihe opposition coming entirely from Republi- can members. The other two approved on voice votes with no audible dissent. One of the subpoenas asked for 12 tapes and copies of Nix- on's daily news summaries for a period in the winter and spring of 1972 when Richard Klein- dienst was testifying before sen- ate judiciary committee on his nomination to be attorney gen- eral. In pleading guilty recently and drawing a suspended 30-day jail sentence, Kleindienst admit- ted he did not answer some questions fully. The questions concerned whether Nixon had instructed him regarding the justice department's handling of the ITT case. He said Nixon hadj not discussed it with him. On Kleindienst Albert Jenner, Republican counsel to the committee, told reporters the material sought in subpoena concerning Klein- dienst would help determine whether Nixon was aware when he nominated Kleindienst that Kleindienst had given "mista- ken" testimony. Voting against issuance of the subpoena were Heps. Hutchin- son Wiggins (R- Lott (R-Miss.) and Latta Thirteen Republicans and 21 Democrats voted for the subpoena. The committee also voted unanimously to provide the sen- ate foreign relations committee with all the evidence it has re- ceived relating to Secretary of State Kissinger's rcle in do- mestic wiretapping. Kissinger has threatened to resign unless the senate com- mittee clears him of any sus- picion that he was involved in wiretapping associates and newsmen. Also to be decided in a series of meetings Monday, Tuesday and possibly Wednesday is in what manner James St. Clair, Nixon's courtroom lawyer, wil! be permitted to respond to the (Continued: Page 3, Col. 6.) Wlrephoto Matt Jackson, 2, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Jackson of Muncie, Ind., Saturday issued a speeding ticket to young Mary Klopfenstein for going 4 m.p.h. in a 3-m.p.h. zone. Matt's uniform is a replica of the one worn by his father, an officer with the Ball State campus police. By Tom Fniehling In a decision reached in Ihc judge's chambers in Cedar Sudanese Head Guts Terrorists' Terms KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) A Sudanese court sentenced eight Black September guerillas to life imprisonment Monday for killing two U.S. diplomats and a Belgian envoy, but Sud- anese President Gaafar Nume- iry reduced the terms to seven years, the Middle East news agency reported. It said Numeiry also decided to hand over the eight guerillas to the Palestine Liberation Or- ganization to enforce the sen- tence. "This is because the PLO Colson: Wide CIA Watergate Role By Robert Walters Washington Star-News Service WASHINGTON Former White House aide Charles Col- son has developed a detailed theory which he says is gen- erally shared by President Nixon that the Central In- land "engaged in one helluva Bast, a highly regarded Colson was seeking some- jgood cover-up of their ac-'investigator who now is to inquire further into the cording to Colson. talked to the President about this in January at great length. We talked for two or three hours on a said Colson. At that time, Nixon tired from that field and heads a possibility of extensive CIA in- telligence Agency is implicated going to ,.cmove ,'he heEld in the Watergate scandals lo aj0f the CIA (William bring his own people in, inves- tigate internally and announce everything he had discovered to far greater extent than has ever been disclosed. Nixon is "convinced the securities firm here. The two men met at Bast's home for volvemcnt in the Watergate scandals. Trims Jisry Latitude WASHINGTON (AP) The supreme court Monday ruled that juries do not have unlimit- ed authority to decide what is obscene in their communities. An unanimous court deter- mined that the film "Carnal Knowledge" is not obscene and overturned the conviction of a (iforgin theater operator who showed it. In a related 5-4 decision, the court ruled in a California case ithat a brochure advertising I "The Illustrated Presidential I Report on the Commission on Obscenity and Pornography" was hard-core material which can be banned under a federal mail law. Landmark Cases Justice Rehnquist, who wrote the court's opinions in both cases, said guidelines delivered in five landmark cases a year ago were not meant to give juries absolute freedom to ban movies and other materials as obscene. He recalled that the court last year "made it plain that... 'no one will be subject to prosecu- tion for the sale or exposure of obscene materials unless these materials depict or describe pat- ently offensive hard-core sex- ual conduct." The court viewed "Carnal a film which gained wide critical acclaim, and concluded that it did not "depict sexual conduct in a pat- ently offensive Rehn- quist said. "While the subject matter of the picture is, in a broader sense, sex, and there are scenes in which sexual conduct includ- ing 'ultimate sexual acts' is to be understood to be taking place, the camera does not focus on the bodies of the actors at such he continued. In the 1973 cases, the court rejected the application of a na- tional standard defining punish- able obscenity and said instead that prosecutors may move against films and other material on the basis of community stan- dards. INlXOn IS COIlVUlCtJU me Ilf nciu uiauuvuieu iu .iiuna lu MIC iitw.i incuui m is in this up to their American Colson Colson said he would not object: lengthy discussions on May Bast said the only effective and gj way to conduct such a probe Colson was not (woulf Involve Nix- available for comment, but Basil0" s. "PPomlment o another made extensive notes their conversations and power and full White ed the account of their sions to the news media after! the CIA but also other in- Colson says. "His theory is that they were coming in (to the White House) to spy and they wanted to get. enough on the White House so they could get what they wanted" from the said. But Alexander Haig, Nixon's chief of staff "was persuaded that the case was too shaky for even the President. Haig pro-, to public dissemination of the At their second meeting. Col- information. son told Bast he had passed Produced Confusion The ambiguity of community standards produced confusion in courts, and the supreme court did little to clarify it Monday. In the Georgia case, the court noted that its 1973 decision sug- gested that material showing or describing normal or perverted sexual intercourse, masturba- tion, and excretory functions was within the range of punish- able obscenity. Bast emphasized that he the proposal to the Prcs- not vouching for the and was "enthusias- bc an vouchin [ess of Colson's staemen vailed on his (Nixon's) better! On June 3. only throe about it. But Bast said he not heard anything more "While this did not purport to exhaustive catalog of is the the Palestinian Tama precinct and Toledo First ward. The voting in the three addi- agency said. Rapids federal court Monday jt'onal precincts was requested j morning, all parlies to an clcc- by the Iowa Democratic party, Talked to Nixon The CIA "deliberately assist- ed and helped carry out" the burglary of the office of Daniel Ellsbcrg's psychiatrist, knew in instincts and he has very strong better instincts not to take down the whole intelligence establishment of the U. S. in order to save yourself from im-lthc trial of Ellsbcrg. Colson added. after his last meeting with Basl.iabout the idea from Colson in Colson unexpectedly pled guilty the ensuing three weeks. to a reduced charge of obstruct- "Tentacles" ing justice in connection with what juries might find patently offensive, it was certainly in- (Continued: Page 3, Col. 5.) lawful representative of j advance of the plan to break 'alestinian people." the headquarters of the 'Democratic national committee Private Detective Colson outlined his beliefs in considerable dolail to Richard Silver Saddle Is Victim of tell you the another private investigator hc-IHiing Hwt scares mo the most. .'They're all over the place. The extensive influence with the Another Prosecutor media as well as a variety Colsnn initially approached 'of ostensibly private businesses. 'I i ____ ..I'M i 1 lion contest suit agreed to have a now election July 2 in four Tama county precincts. The precincts involved be- sides the Indian settlement pre- cinct, center of the controversy, are Indian Village precinct. Today's Index Comics .....................17 Crossword ...............I" Daily Record 3 Deaths .....................3 Kdilorial Kcntnrrs ..........fi Farm ...................II Financial ..................18 Marion................... 7 Movies Society .....................8 Sports ...................13-11! Stnle....................... 'I Television .........II Wiinl Ads which intervened in the because "there were indications! that Indians had voted in them j in this according In: party attorney David Nagle. I "Equality" j 74 Twisters May Be Most Severe pla tiling that really is frightening is that almost everywhere you 'turn, they've got their tenlac- WASHINGTON I A P From Ihe standpoint of severi- ty, 197') is shaping up as possi- bly the worst tornado year in "Wo felt to insure American history. new voting should also take place in these precincts." Tama county auditor Alvin Ohrt, however, said a canvass taken by his office rhowed no Indian voting at any polling! place. In fact, he said, Ihe members of Ihe scUle.ment havo partici- pated very liltlo in former elec- tions. Ohrl said Ihe most vnto.s cast in recent years was in the I9G4 general election, in which fll voted. The same year, seven voted in Ihc primary In subsequent Indian pri- (Conlinued: l'iige.1, Col. 7.) U. S. government weather- men blame Ihe numerous twisters on especially capri- cious antics of one of Iho two high-altitude "jot streams" lhat help control America's weather. In response to queries from the Associated Press, Ihe fore- casters said: There have boon 371 deaths and possibly injuries so far this year from 658 twisters that have struck in all but 14 slates, causing losses in prop- erly, crops and animals unof- ficially estimated at closo lo million The death loll so far is Iho worst since Iho 450 recorded for the same span in Numerically alone, tho 1074 total of tornadoes could ex- ceed last year's new record of a total that led the U. .S. National Weather Service to call 1973 "The Year of Iho Tornado." The only hope thai Iho numerical record won't be exceeded lies in the fact that Iho peak months for tornadoes April. May and Juno havo essentially passed. U u I meteorologist Allen I' c a rs o n director of the Woalhor Service's National S o v o r i' Storms Forecast Center at Kansas City, says Ihiil oven if Ihi' numerical record of last year is nol ex- ceeded, many of Iho tornadoes that havo struck America this year havo boon "a lot more severe" than those of last year. Pearson said I hoy may be the worst, of all years past, although comparisons with prior years arc not yet com- plete. "Last year there were not as many high-intensity, long- lived tornadoes as we've had this year." Pearson said. "For example, on April this year Ihe worst single tornado day so far this centu- ry, with 93 storms reported tornadoes cut pathways total- ing miles long in 14 stalos. "That compares on just a single day, remember with a pathway of miles last year for tornadoes in all hut four slalos for Iho entire year." For all of 1072, Pear- son said, Iho tornado pathway from 740 (ornadoos was 2.400 liolh the senate selocl eom- j, mittee on presidential campaign activities, which has spent more "To put it another way. Iho a thc average tornado in 197-1 has Watergate scandals, and the been running for Ion miles on w.u prosecution the ground compared wilh are aware of the extent of CIA i involvement, according to Col- son, but have been unwilling to pursue any investigation of the agency. S e n a t o r Hakor ranking Republican member of iConlimird: I'age 3, Col. fi.) about five miles lasi year And Iho worst tornado from lhat standpoint so far this year Iho one lhat struck (iiiin, Ala., on April 3 ran for about 151) miles on tho ground." Pearson said. Pearson gave these other figures: The death toll is 371 this j year, compared wilh for Iho same period in 197.1, which So far in 1974, the only j stalos that have not had lor- nadoos are: Alaska, Mali, Continued: Page :i, Col. 3.) ,_..... Cedar RtiRitts Between and worth of merchandise including a silver saddle was stolen from the Silver Saddle Syndicale. West Post road SW, sometime Sunday night, according to Mar- gie Warren, manager. "We were just wiped out." she said. "They took everything but the horse grooming aids and buckets and demolished the west wall of the shop." 1C n t r a n c e was gained by breaking in the store door and cutting a chain which secured the door to Ihe riding arena. Thieves apparently backed a truck up to Iho shop to collect the items. Saddles, boots and western elolhing were taken in Ihe hur- i glary Chuckle. -This was no small-time Melon: with any Warren said. ,.lsk think. The store had been awaiting its grand opening during the July 4 weekend. The loss Is only partially insured, said Warren. ;