Cedar Rapids Gazette, July 11, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

July 11, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 11, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Chance o[ r a i u through l-'riday. Lows tonight 70 (o 75. Highs Friday 90 lo 95. Vni.l'.MK (K IB CITY FINAL IOV.A. liii KSIMY. .n i.v 11. .974 15 CENTS ASSOCIATKD PRESS, I'Pl, NKW YORK TIMES Policemen To Answer Charges Public Safety Commissioner James Steinbeck appeared in Linn district court Thursday afternoon before Judge Wil- liam Eads and was given until July 21 at 10 a.m. to plead on charges of conspiracy, per- jury and obstructing justice. Any motions in the case must be filed before July 22 at 5 p.m., the judge said. By Roland Krekeler Public Safety Commissioner James Steinbeck and five detec- tives who were suspended fol- lowing their indictments Tues- day were scheduled to be ar- raigned in Linn district court Thursday afternoon. The others indicted are Wal- lace F. Johnson, 50; Darwin A. Ammeter, 38; Robert B. Man- chester, 32; Donald T. Rosdail, 31, and Kenneth E. Millsap, 42. All are charged with perju- ry and obstruction of justice in connection with alleged lies to the grand jury or the county attorney purportedly designed to destroy the repu- tations of other officers and to. gain the election of Steinbeck last fall. A11 except Johnson are charged also with conspiracy. He is named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the conspiracy indictments. Johnson was appointed to the department Nov. 9, 1951, be- came a detective Feb. 1, 1957, and was promoted to lieutenant Aug. 1, 1960, to captain Jan. 1, 1969. and became assistant chief April 4, 1973. Steinbeck. 31, was appointed to the police department March 1. 1965, and resigned from the force last year to run for safety commissioner after more than four years of service as a detec- tive. Ammeter was appointed to the department March 15, 1961, and was promoted to detective June Manchester was appointed to 5fl '6S Funds Used PrOSCCUtor Suy Nixon Gifts WASHINGTON iAP, Thc senate Watergate committee in buy i's final n-porf says {'ontribu- the lions to President Nixon's 19C3 Nixon on March 22. campaign were used to buy his report said. wife expensive diamond car- Kcderul campaign rings and may have financed thousands of dollars of luxury rilnd, pcrsonal expenses, but tor Richard lien Veniste said ,items for Ins Honda home. Ihe Service Thursday another gap had been The committee said its inves- says any funds so used would Discovered in White House rc- tigators also built a strong cir- have to be declared as taxable cordings of presidential conver- case suggesting, income Inr the individual in-salions I but not proving, that C. volvc-d. bcfon, I -Hobo Rebozo, the President s President Nixon' s income John Sirica, Ben Veniste mcn- closest friend, may have divert- taxcs the years 1969 the gap in asking the ed for his own purposes at least' 1972 do not list any such gifts. court for an order directing the Remaining Money White Hmlse ttf bcKin and to take precautions lo pre- WASIllNGTOX iAPi tant special Watergate jpart of a contribution from billionaire Howard Hughes. told the committee in serve various While House The report also alleged that: executive session that money'tapes relating to the Watergate Early in his administration, remaining in the Florida jPresident Nixon asked President account after the !to solicit major election was owed him as! 19 .Minutes from oi, magnate J PM, Getty for his expenses m to pay for White House social campaign. i i events Investigators said they could e gap' N e Ie a White House aide John Ehr-j110' substantiate that point He also said the special prose- lichman pressured the Internal. (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) Revenue Service in hopes IS Painter getting former Democratic Chairman Lawrence O'Brien jailed before the 1972 election. A White House spokesman [called the report "warmed over baloney" based on "unsubstan- tiated allegations." James St. Clair, Nixon's Wa-[ WASHINGTON I UPI) tergate lawyer, refused to re- Dean reportedly testified Thurs- usc in (hc Waicrgaic case. Ispond to most of the evidence llial hc fclt cerlam Pres- ff 11 .1 inrmt IVivnn b-1 icutor's office has learned of another tape being torn and mangled by White House secre- taries during transcription. Ben Veniste made no further mention of the damaged tapes and would not elaborate after [court. However, he said the tape iwith the 19-minute gap was not 'one of those being subpoenaed prosmltoi..s oftice [or Two-year-old Brian Sintay of Springfield III., woke from his nap Wednesday and reach- ed ihe opened paint can left unattended by his father before his parents knew he was awake. After dipping both hands in the paint, he headed down the driveway grinning. At least it was water-base paint, commented his mother. [offered by the committee, but ident Nixon knew even bcfore t that secret pay_ Saxbe Theory Clears Kissinger in Wiretaps WASHINGTON (UPI) J. Edgar Hoover, the late FBI director, may have used Henry Kissinger's name without his knowledge in order to initiate wiretaps on persons the White House regarded as enemies, says Attorney General Saxbe. the department April 17, 1967 ,1 The theory was supported by and was promoted to Republican senators follow- Senators Percy (R-I11.) and Case (R-N.J.) agreed with Saxbe. "The way he (Hoover) operat- ed leads me to believe that, other than the President, no one WASHINGTON (UPI) Pres- ident Nixon called dis- tinguished group of economists and business men but no labor leaders to the White House Thursday for a conversa- tion on inflation. Prosecutor Sums Up Ehrlichman's Role in 'Breakin' said he wanted to "convey the! President's assurance that never instructed C. G. Rebozo Watergate defendants raise and maintain funds to be ReP- Sirica did not issue the order Ben Veniste asked, but he did orde, lhc o[ Thursday's ore, c recor( o ursays he ments were flowing to the origi- 08 taoe disoulefor I nal Watereate defendants Hearing over a tape dispute tor- expended on the President's personal behalf, nor so far-as he knows, was this ever done." The 350-page report said in- vestigators circumvented Rebo- zo's refusal to cooperate in fur- n i s h i n g requested financial statements by subpoenaing the records of Key Biscayne con- WASH1NGTON (AP) As-tractors who might have worked sociale special Watergate prose- cutor William Merrill conceded Thursday that John Ehrlichman did not approve a "breakin" at the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist, but said the former presidential assistant was guilty either for Rebozo or the Pres- ident. Swimming Pool summarizing Dean's prelimi- nary testimony beCoue a closed session of the house judiciary Evidence WASHINGTON (AP) The house judiciary committee is to make public tonight eight volumes of materials it has gathered in the course of its presidential impeachment in- vestigation. committee's impeachment in- could ever tell Hoover what to[ The meeting was expected plotting an illegal nontracea- do if he felt something might be the firs'in a of discus; ble secret search. s i o n s between Nixon and in the national Percy i Vd said. groups of Americans Making his final argument to Case said, "The fact that the rampaging cost of prornote'rto'detective Jufyirelations committee Wednesday, [said that so-and-so requested a Kenneth Rush, the President's; 71 "It would be entirely reason- wjretap did not, necessarily able did not, for Mr. Kissinger not to; where (hat r orj m. July 2. 1971. (ne attorney general's testi- Rosdail was; to the j monv before (he scnate foreign statement on an FBI record j living. department March 1, 196o. and! ____... was I, 1971. On Appeal Millsap was appointed to the department April 8, 1958, was promoted to detective Jan. 16, 1966 and to lieutenant Dec. 1, 1971. He was demoted detective July 24, 1973, in a disciplinary- the nation's economic problems. jury, Merrill said, "It's The effort produced informa- quiry, said Dean's recall on that tion that in the 1968-1972 period Rebozo spent more than much of it in bills for point "has potential signifi- mcc." Daniclson said it implies the President's benefit, buying j Nixon acquiesced in the pay- such items as a 20-by-40-Foolj ments to the defendants con- swimming pool, a fireplace, [sidered potential grounds for a I warded to the supreme court which is studying the question of whether the President has to release tapes and other Water- gate evidence. The record was sent to the supreme court at the request of assistant special prosecutor James Neal, who rejected a White House offer for verifying portions of 20 of the 64 tapes the prosecutor's office has sub- poenaed. Only Portions Neal complained that the White House offer would allow Sirica access only to portions of the tapes identical to transcripts already released by President Nixon. Sirica could not hear all of the tapes, and the tapes themselves could not be used as lear tliat no one U3ed economic spokesman, indicated! earlier this week that trade not contemplated "Inconsistent" "n' _ "Sjmajor architectural changes I charge of obstruction of justice. I courtroom evidence, according worajand a pool table. j "Dean said he couldn't give ajto the offer. l also lcd to the discovery] specific date, but he's got a "The offer is illusory." Neal that Rebozo was using four sep- vasive strong feeling that he said. "It means nothing." "TO talk about a breakin know he was being used m this, Saxbe told reporters j after the two-hour closed meet- At Kissinger's request, union leaders may be invited to [would not oniy be inconsistent _..L i covert) inconsistent Merrill subsequent sessions, thej The opening meeting, howev- with acting on his own initiative." proceeding that is on appeal to the Iowa supreme court. The five police officers were booked in (fingerprinted and i Continued: Page 3. Col. 7.) Today's Chuclde A loser is a guy whose junk mail comes postage due. ing. "Hoover could have been committee has begun hearings jf, included 19 chiefexecutives I said Direct testimony and memos; entered in evitlcnce at the II-1 plumbers trial have said arate trust accounts, not in his name but in that of his attor- ney, Thomas Wakefield, the re- port said. It was through these accounts! talked to the President about, the payments before March Danielson told a reporter. "If you consider (hat in a few (Continued: Page 3, Col. 5.) John Chester, a White House attorney, objected to the record being sent to the supreme court. He said the issue had adequately (Continued: Page 3, Col. 8.) on whether he testified blue, If accepted by the committee. hnar illons as Gcncral Electnc- :tel-v dunn8 confutation Company of America the theory would exonerate Kis- on his appointment as General singer of charges he ordered I wiretapping of government of state last fall, ficials and newsmen to deter-: He said then he did not mine the source of wiretaps by the Kodak Co. leaks. i House "plumbers" and did not Saxbe said he had know the unit existed. luu.uu. u.u. c u K i j r Ehrlichman approved a covert jSteel. Sears Roebuck and it not be and Gamble, and A'dozen economists were also! Ehrlichman conceded giving Jury Indicts Senator Gurney for Bribery, Conspiracy, Cover-Up JACKSONVILLE. (API and I wi the committee all justice de-j At an emotional press confcr- partment files on the wiretap- ping and on the plumbers. But Saxbe said the bulk of Ihe docu- ence during President Nixon's recent Middle East tour. Kis- singer threatened to resign ments were based on "narrative unless the committee cleared written hv Hoover. I him of such allegations. on the guest list, including two prominent democrats: Otto Eck- stein, a member of the Council of Economic Advisors in the Kennedy administration, and Charles Schultze, budget direc- i (Continued: Col. 5.1 approval in the summer of 1971 :Scnator Gurney (R-Fla.) has! but denied he ever contemplal- bccn indicted by a federal1 aiong that the grand jury inves- be vindicated." maintained all ed anything illegal. grand jury in connection with a Ehrlichman and three fund-raising effort in- ligation is part of a political vendetta agaii bv his Indicted with Gurney were: James Lee -Grool, Gurney's former administrative assis- tant: Earl Crittenden, former Florida GOP chairman: George Cancer Danger in Heavy Dri since November. 19G8. .Maximum Penalties WASHINGTON (AP> A new federal report says mod- erate drinking may be benefi- cial lo some people, but that heavy drinking and smoking combined greatly increases the risk of mouth and throat cancer. "The wide range of devas- tating problems associated with the use of alcohol all relate to excessivencss not moderation." said Dr. Morris Chafetz. director of the Na- tional Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. "This demands that we, as a society, begin to exercise a sufficient measure of individu- al and social responsibility in our use of beverage alcohol a responsibility that has been seriously lacking. "Definitely ltdated" The report was sent to congress by the department of Health, Education and Welfare as Chafetz outlined its find- ings Wednesday to a White House seminar for health writers. Cancers of thc mouth, pharynx, larynx and esopha- gus and primary cancer of Ihe liver "appear to be definitely related to heavy alcohol in- take in Ihe U. S. and parts of the world where these occur with high frequency in the report said. It found that heavy drinkers and smokers run a 15-times- greater risk of developing cancer of Ihe mouth and throat than abstainers. According lo the report, moderate drinking is con.'id- cri'd lo be consumption of up lo three ounces of whisky, a half bottle of wine or lour glasses of beer daily. Beyond that level, a drinker runs nearly 24 times greater risk of oral cancer, about the same as a person who smokes 40 or more cigarcls daily, the report said. Compounded said that for rea- sons that remain unclear to researchers, thc over-all risk of mouth and throat cancer is greatly compounded for peo- ple who both drink and smoke heavily. However, he told the semi- nar: "There is no evidence Dial the moderate use of alco- hol is harmful to health. Mod- prate drinkers, as a statistical group, live longer than ab- stainers or ex-drinkers." Teenage Drinking C, h a f c t said moderate drinkers have a lower rale o[ heart attacks and that "mo- derate alcohol use may be physically, psychologically and socially beneficial to ac- tive and institutionalized older people." The HEW official empha- sized that the report docs not contend that heavy drinking causes cancer, but he said there is a clear statistical cor- are charged with violating thejvolving contractors and seeking io oust him Anderson civil rights of the psychiatrist, opers seeking U. S. housing con-j from his seat, which he has heldj [Dr. Lewis Fielding of influence. Hills, Calif., whose office was1 Gurney was charged with into Sept. 3. 1971. bribery, conspiracy, taking part Ehrlichman is also a cover-up and lying to the; The maximum penalties for R h iwith four counts of lying to grand jury. The of thc various charges1' I FBI and a federal grand jurv. the i n d i c t m c n t! against Gurney total-12 jcars in :Wednesday after a 10-month in-ipnson and at least Larry Williams, ap- Destination fines The fine could be Cmtenden on Jan. 9, Circling dates on a large cal-, date was if Hie fine for bribery abnut ralsill8 endar with a red wax pencil, for or the six other mcivcalculated at three times the'had further disciKsion with Cri- Mcrrill recounted a series of indicted with him. .amount of the bribe, as antl meetings involving Ehrlichman1 ,.....__, iedbylaw the senator's 1968 campaign treasurer: Joseph iBaslicn, the head of Gurney's field office in Winter Park: and FHA officials Wayne Swiger ontz. The indictment says a Gurnev iContinued: Page 3. Col. 5. i Today's Index relation between the two. Comics .29 Chafetz said an increase in Crossword 29 heavy teen-age drinking blows my mind. It worries nip 3 6 He piled a Fliidy that M percent of male 30 school seniors admit they drunk at least once a 26 with 46 percent of all .16-18 saying they get drunk at four times a year. Thc this past spring 28 I'UIOII youths in grades Ads 32-37 through Innocent Gurney, the first U. S. senator in 50 years to be indicted while in office, said he is innocent. "I have an abiding faith in Ihe American system of justice and firmly believe that will Im- proved innocent of any wrong- doing in this affair." said Gur- ney. 60. of Winter Park. Gurney, a member of Ihe sen- p Watergate committee and a staunch supporter of President ID (Nixon both on lhc committee jand off. is up for re-election this 16-18 [year. Florida Republican Chair- E. Thomas said lhc in- dictment "dealt a mortal lo Gurney's rc-clcction bid. But Gurney said: "I intend light this move just as hard as I1 SEN. GURNEY FII ml-liaising "On or about .Ian. 19. 1971, Ed- ward J. Gurney, James L. Groot. Karl M. Crittenden. Jo- seph ISastien and George Ander- son met at the home of Edward J. Gurni'v in Winter Park, at which time they discussed the up of a fund-raising operalion for the benefit of Ed- ward J. Gnrney and decided lo hire Larry E. Williams as the according to the indictment. Thc grand jun, said Gurney lied when he testified under oath before lhc grand jury May 13-14 llial he didn't know until June. 1972. llial William.-; (Coillinilc.'d: Page 3, Col. Ii.) ;