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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette July 7, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 7, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa PHYSICAL FITNESS CRAZESeries Looks ut Pros, dims (In Section A) Weather— Fair and slightly warmer today, high in the 80s. Low tonight in the Otis. High tomorrow near 90. rn VOLUME 92 — NUMBER 179CZECH LANGUAGE SURVIVES( Josses Traced Pooh' to I Ho I (In Section A) Section A CITY FINAL 35 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SUNDAY. JULY 7. 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Ford: Nixon Would Obey High Court DALLAS (AP) - Vicepresident Ford said Saturday he assumes President Nixon would obey a supreme court order to turn over White House tapes to the Watergate prosecutor. “I think it is assumed any citizen — the President included — would abide by a decision of the supreme court.” Ford told a news conference here. “But a person involved in litigation does not go out and say publicly what he is going to do,” the vice-president said. Ford held the news conference before addressing dedication ceremonies for the Dallas World Trade Center. He made no reference to an incident involving his motorcade. A shattered window in a patrol car led to police reports — later reversed — that a sniper had fired on the motorcade as it moved from the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport to the downtown area. A spokesman for the vicepresident said later that Ford was unaware of the commotion. The supreme court will hear oral arguments Monday on whether 64 White House tapes should be surrendered to Watergate special prosecutor Leon Jaworski. Nixon has said in the past that he would abide by a "definitive” decision of the court, but he has never defined that qualification. Ford said the likelihood of impeachment has lessened in the last several weeks because the case against the President “has fallen flat in several areas.” Ford said no offense has been proved against Nixon and he doubts the President can be tied to the Watergate cover-up. The secret service blamed heat expansion for the broken window. State police said, however. they tended to believe the window was shattered by a rock, perhaps thrown up from the roadway by another car. William A. Hawthorne, a secret service spokesman in Washington, said: "A complete examination of the area and of the vehicle resulted in this conclusion: It was heat expansion. There was no bullet.” Some state officials said they doubted the 92-degree temperature, normal for summer in Dallas, was high enough to have caused the shattering of the left front window in the air conditioned car. They noted there was a large hole in the window and said it shattered inward, (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.) Japanese List 27 Storm Dead TOKYO (AP) — Twenty-seven persons were listed as dead and 25 missing early Sunday after Typhoon Hilda struck western Japan with winds of 65 miles per hour, the national police reported Initial reports said the typhoon dumped up to ll inches of, rain in some areas and caused landslides that destroyed 30 houses. Railway and road trails-! potation were crippled and more than 6.0(H) homes were flooded. Fifteen of the dead were vil-, lagers who lived on Shodoshima Island, some 4(H) miles west of Tokyo —UPI Telephoto Trooper Jim Bryan, of the Texas department of public safety, sits inside his patrol car used in a motorcade with Vice-president in Dallas Saturday. Bryan was at the wheel when the driver's side window shattered due to an airborne rock or the 92 degree heat. T he first reaction was that the motorcade was being shot at. 'Image,' 17-Year-Old Girl's Steer Wins Grand Champion at All-Iowa By Terry Hunter The grand champion of the All-Iowa Junior Steer show may have been named “Image”, but the 1.305 -pound crossbred steer was all good red meat. After several minutes of deliberation, Judge Bill Clemens of Peosta, selected pretty Nancy H i n c k ’ s Hereford-Simmental crossbred as grand champion of the show' Saturday. Nancy, a 17-year-old from Camanche and a member of the Mohawk 4-H club, showed “Image” as crossbred champion and then on to grand champion of the Junior show. Last year, Nancy bought “Image” in South Dakota, and since then he has gained 2.98 pounds of weight per day. Since this is Nancy’s last year in 4-H. Nancy said she was thrilled to win the All-Iowa the j first and last year she entered, j Nancy is Ilk' daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul 11 luck. The reserve grand champion steer Clemens selected was another crossbred, second to Nancy’s steer in the heavyweight class. Sarah Loughren, 17, of Masonville showed her 1.120-pound Simmental-Angus crossbred "Rip” as reserve cross and then reserve grand champion over all. Sarah, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Loughren, is a member of the Country Cousin 4-H club and this was the first time she had entered a steer at the All-Iowa too. Her steer, “Rip” gained 3.09 pounds a day. Out of the 109 entries. Clemens carefully picked six other champion and reserve champion steers. The champion Angus steer was shown by Mark Stueland, 17, cf Calamus. His steer weighed 1,030-pounds and gained 2.65 pounds per day. Loren Jackson of Mechanicsville showed his Ll OO-pound steer “Big Fauss” as the cham- i (Continued: Page 3. Col. 2.) Sees Again; Blind for 74 Years BRISTOL, Va. (AP) - Mrs. Josephine Mulkey’s eyes finally have seen the glory: Her fami-| ly . . . on a tree ... a cob-jweb hanging on the corner of the porch ... the neon signs j along the city streets. Mrs. Mulkey, who is 80. can isee again after 74 years of blindness. To her, these ordinary things are priceless works of art, a feast for eyes that were | .starved for beauty. Feel Like Singing “Such a blessing, such a miracle!” exclaimed Mrs. Mulkey. I "It makes me so happy that I feel like singing ‘How Great Thou Art.’ ” Until last month. Mrs. Mulkey had lived for nearly three quarters of a century in a shadowy world in which her only visual perception was daylight and color. Then, with a corneal transplant, an eye surgeon in Abingdon, Va., restored the details and features she’d been missing most of her life. Mrs. Mulkey was blinded in both eyes when. as a 6-year-old in Murphy, N. C., she fell while carrying .some of her mother’s home-made liquid lye to a neighbor. The lye was for use in washing clothes or making I soap. "Right up into my eyes it went,” she recalled. “They did their best to get it out, of | course, but I was crying and rubbing mv eves. and it was too late.” Learned ABCs Doctors forbade her to go to school, even to read a book. She learned her ABC’s and numbers from her brothers and sisters. Later, she married the late Stanley Mulkey and raised seven children. They gave her 16 grandchildren who, in turn, gave her 16 great-grandchildren. Last fall, a granddaughter mentioned her plight to an eye specialist. The doctor thought he might be able to help. There was a long wait for a corneal donor. Finally, on June 13, a healthy cornea was transplanted into Mrs. Mulkey’s right !eye. When the bandages were removed the doctor calmly an-j flounced she could see. Nine | days later, her son Jack drove I her home through a world she jwas seeing clearly for the first time since 1900. Best of all. she said she had raised “a beautiful family.” Her I grandchildren and her neighbors looked as she had thought they would, "but much pret-i tier.” No Date Reported by Panel Fears White House /ns/c/ers f Q|*0jgncrs* Investment KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (UPI)j 1972 involved more than just - President Nixon may visit numerical limitation of weap-Japan next month to follow up on his trips to the Mid-East and Discussions on MIRV began ., n . .. .    .    ..    ,    shortly    after    Nixon    landed    in the i,ov,et Union despite his ail- Moscow, |n (he motorcad(. tak. mg leg and the congressional impeachment proceedings, White House insiders said Saturday. WASHINGTON (UPI) ing Nixon to the Kremlin, Kissinger began establishing the house subcommittee expressed U.S. position as he rode in the fears Saturday that dollar-rich No definite date has been set Same Car Wi,h S”Viet F°rCign oil Probing and other foreign No definite date has bien set, Ministcr Andrei c;romyko and I    JL.    k......„i lo Anatoly Dobrynin. and a White House spokesman ‘J    Andrei    »romyko    and    countries    might    buy control of dim d want, nuuse spoKcsman Russian ambassad0r to the U.S. .    .    ,    *    , would say only that “his (the Amir,iv Dnhrvnin    Americas    vital    national    re- President’sj travel is not yet set, but he does plan to go to Japan in 1974.” Limited Work After arriving at the Kremlin, sources and exPort them . the three men continued the A report by the subcommittee talks. Kissinger picked up the |on foreign economy said huge thread as he sat next to Brezh- sums °/ money available to Nixon, who has been resting nev durinS a £tate dinner that f(fS itnvestors PJJ? Problems up after his intensive summit nigbt.    I    which th^adm^ktratinn^nr^ talks in Moscow, stayed out of The Russians gave no satis-public view Saturday. Aides factory reply, and the subject said he mixed limited work with was dropped for a day. The first    Urges    Passage relaxation and swimming — on formal sessions were Friday, The report, had more ques-orders from doctors who are try- They produced an anti-ballistic Rons than recommendations ex-ing to reduce the swelling missile agreement and a new cept for urging passage of a caused by a permanent blood underground nuclear test ban proposed foreign investment clot in Nixon's left leg.    treaty.    study act to look further into Nixon also disclosed Saturday The Russians held out for a the problem, that he is dispatching Treasury j    time for    a very high limit on the    “The future prospect of new Secretary Simon to the Middle    size of    the explosions,    the of-    direct foreign investment in the East Thursday to attempt to ne- ficial said. The Soviet idea was'United States is unclear,” said gotiate a reduction in oil prices    to fix    the limit at    several    the report. "Many of the secu- with Arab producers.    hundred    thousand tons    of TNT    jar factors — size of the U.S. Nixon also said he would meet with Simon tomorrow to discuss! the mission. Nixon would be the first President to visit Japan. It is known that he planned to stop there on the way back from Moscow, but the visit was never officially announced and it ultimately was dropped, without    explanation,! from his schedule.    I 'UPL    — Senior American of-    matic growth    during    1973    may Nixon also was said to have ^cda*s accompanying Secretary not be repeated because the dekept in touch with Henry His- State Kissinger on his Europe- valuation of the dollar has been singer by cable while the secre- an *our sa*d Saturday that Pres- partially reversed and because tary of state was in Munich, the ldt‘n* Nixon never mentioned the stock market may not re-latest stop on his round of con- potentially dangerous blood main depressed over the long sultations with European leaders;^,in hls !e8t0 Kissinger. run. Furthermore, the effect of on the President’s summit talks The secretary of state accom- soaring petroleum prices may with Soviet chief Leonid Brezh- panied N*xon„?" *J1S !?c<;nt J0Lur' drastically reduce the foreign nev    ney to    the Middle    East,    when    exchange available    for    foreign Meanwhile, an official    in    His- t*?ere.wa®.a dan8^    that a    blood    investment ” singer’s group said Saturday flot !n Nl*on s left m*Sht Petroleum is the key-the dol-that the chief result of the sum- ,ravel ,0 other parts of his body j Jars that Americans pay to mit was apparently to accept and cause, ,ser'ous # Problems, foreign oil corporations, the multiple warhead missiles de- and 0,1 hls lt,ter tnp t0 the Sovi* study says- adding that current ployed bv both the U. S. and the c nion (Continued: Page 3, Col. 4.) ir ic it Say Kissinger Never Told of Nixon Blood Clot M U N I C H , West Germany market, desire to secure United I States know how and resources, evolution of European multinationals. reduction in the gap for labor costs between the United States and other industrialized nations—should continue to sustain foreign interest in the United States economy. “On the other hand, the dra- policy is to oppose new restric- Soviet Union and directing arms „iHe(!J*ver’ the officials said (ions of foreign investment in control efforts at new and possi-    .- s r    nevcr a. an^ in *ca'    the    U.S. wi j ji- * l 1    tion there    was anything serious-    „    .. bly deadlier technologies.    ,y wro„s    wi(h p*esidcn,.s    I    ails    To Answer Before President Nixon went hcalth    |    “The    hard    questions,    the ones to Moscow, Kissinger said an The officials said Kissinger expressed by various segments agreement on the MIR\s — a saw that Nixon kept his left leg of the population, ... the ad-series of nuclear warheads fired raised during some staff meet- ministration's policy fails to antdom the same rocket that can    ings but they added Nixon never    swer, either to    allay fears    or be aimed at separate targets —    referred to it and    gave no hints    to take action    in response    to was unlikely but necessary be- that he was suffering from any legitimate concerns,” the report fore “the decision becomes irre- pain.    said vocable. That decision was a Although the phlebitis in his "For example, what about Russian one to add MIRVs to    leg was officially    disclosed dur-    direct foreign    investment    in its missiles like the V. S. had    ing Nixon’s s|ay    in the Soviet    this country’s national resourc- since 1970.    Union, Russian leaders never es? Is there a danger that for- MIR\ dominated the bulk of mentioned it to Kissinger while eign interests will gain control the meetings, the official said, he and Nixon were there, the of- over our vital natural resources which for the first time since ficials added.       ,    „    4 —      - J    (Continued:    Page 3, Gal. I.) Colson: Was Convinced He Was Above Law Totlutt'* lf it is true that we are approaching a moneyless society, some of us are ahead of our time    lopyrioM Today's Highlights Ii naI Hay Gospel Service: IO a.m.: Youth for Christ-sponsored and including Jiminy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys. Grandstand: I p.m. Three-quarter midget races. 4 p.m.: Demolition Derby. Xii ll I lets 6:lf), 6:45 and 7:15. Judcing: !) a.m.: Pigeon Show. Buildings and Exhibits open I p.m. By Seymour M. Ilersh New York Time* Service WASHINGTON Charles Colson, in a reflective interview’ about his days as a White House tough guy, has declared that he and othei high level aides were convinced that they were “above the law” while working for President Nixon Despite this, he insisted during a four-hour tape recorded interview last week, “On balance, he’s (President Nixon) done a tremendous job as President ” And lie said he has no “bombshells” in his files that would provide the house judiciary committee with more evidence in the current impeachment proceedings. Colson, who has been ordered to begin a minimum one-year prison term on Monday, did characterize tilt* President’s release of the edited While House transcripts last May as “one of the poorest exercises of political judgment I’ve seen.” Again he insisted, however, that contrary to many published reports he was not distressed by the President’s seemingly harsh appraisal of his charac ter that emerged from those transcripts. Colson also discussed his negative public and press image characterizing himself as a victim of what he termed an “almost irreversible” mind set among the press corps, lf he did serve as a “hatchet man”, he said, it was at the specific direction of the President. Colson was sentenced last month for his admitted involvement in obstruction of justice against Dr. Daniel Ellsberg. "Inside the White House,” Colson said, “you had the feeling that well, the congress, they can’t get at us because this is a tug of war between congress and the presidency." “The justice department, they work for us.” he added. "so really you know that as long as you don’t do something blatantly stupid nobody really is looking over your shoulder.” Ironically, the former presidential aide said, the one internal source for ethical guidance inside the White House was former counsel John Dean, who emerged as the President’s chief attacker. “I think Dean tried very hard d ii ring the pre Watergate period to see that everybody in the White House did toe the line.” Colson said. But Dean’s concern, added Colson, extended only to |>er-sonal ethics. “Keeping yourself |>ersonally clean is a fine idea,” he said, “but you have a public trust in terms of what you do with the government.” Some of the questions and answers in the Colson interview are as follows: Q. There were an awful lot of stories in 1971 about Colson the hatchet man, saying he doesn't mind that it gets out that lie's a tough guy, he’s going to do things. A. Did I mind it? No The real answer to it, I think, is that I did not want to see the press. So there was a practical reason in terms of the internal White House politics. I mean, if I started getting good press, I d be suspect. Anybody in the White House staff and this was a grave mistake that we, I think we made — anybody on the White House staff who got good press had to automatically be suspect because, a fortiori, you must have been cultivating the press, and to cultivate the press meant you had to gi\o them something, and the whole attitude was don’t give them a damned thing Q. What is the .President talking about when he says in the White House tapes that Chuck would do anything. What does he mean? Is he saying that in lear of what you know? A No. The ’Chuck would do anything remark’ I heard him make dozens of times. I had a very good relationship with him, but he used me in a way that he found effective, but it didn't enhance my popularity standing in the White House. When something was bogged down, he would always get me into it and say, ‘Now Chuck, I don't care' one of his favorite expressions to me: ‘Break all the china in this place. I don’t give a damn. I ll back you up. Just get this done And then bravely I would get it done. And he would goad the other members of the staff with that. And thats why there were times of bitter and intense rivalry between me and John Ehrlichman and times of (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.) Today1 s Index SECTION A Late News    1.3,14 Deaths    j Report Card    a Editorials    it Accent On Youth    id City Hall Notes    ll SECTION B Iowa News    1-13 Frank Nve's Political Notts    A Television Table Food    ll Marion    .    13 Building    14-17 Movies    11-11 Record Review*    It Farm    20-21 SECTION C Social    ...    I JO Around the Town    } New Books ......J Travel      lf SECTION D Sports    .1-1 Outdoer Iowa    .. I Financial    til New York Stocks    IO Want Ads    ......MMM Crossword    ..    ..    ll Parade Maeanne    1-20 Comic*     .....    I    I ;

  • Anatoly Dobrynin
  • Bernard Loughren
  • Bill Clemens
  • Charles Colson
  • Daniel Ellsberg
  • Henry His
  • Jim Bryan
  • Jiminy Martin
  • John Dean
  • John Ehrlichman
  • Josephine Mulkey
  • Leon Jaworski
  • Leonid Brezh
  • Loren Jackson
  • Mark Stueland
  • Sarah Loughren
  • Seymour M. Ilersh
  • Stanley Mulkey
  • Terry Hunter
  • William A. Hawthorne

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: July 7, 1974

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