Cedar Rapids Gazette, July 12, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

July 12, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 12, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Chance o[ rain tonight ami Saturday. Lows tonight, mid 70s. Highs Saturday, mid 90s. 181 CKDAH KAPIDS. IOWA. KIMUAY. Jl'LY 12. 1971 CITY FINAL 15 CENTS ASSOCIATED I'KKSS, I.TI, NEW YORK TIMES Nixon Signs Reform Bil! On Budget Denies Nixon Expects Panel Vote To Impeach W A S III N U T 0 N f AP) James St. Clair, presidential de- fense lawyer, said Friday that it would be presumptuous" of him lo predict whether or not jthe house judiciary committee WASHINGTON d'PI) Prcs-jwill vote to impeach President ident Nixon Friday signed a bill Nixon. designed to restore to congress! st- <-'lair disputed a White the control of the formulation ofiHousc sPokcsman's of the grand jury. the impeachment of the I'rcs-j ident. 1 1 ns t e a d, the committee's "Statement of Information" pre- sents without conclusions or comments, a compendium of testimony before the senate Wa- tergate committee, Hie courts, and during the hitherto secret Convicts, Hostages Inside Police Ring the federal budget. U also! the President believes the! There are handwritten notes s h a r p 1 y limits jcommittee will recommend im-jand dictated recollections by the WASHINGTON Hundreds of heavily armed poli- cemen ringed a basement cell- block at the U.S. courthouse Fri- building would be closed, Hart said, "If I told you the reason and it got on television and they not presidential j peachment. I President, portions of Whitei power 10 impound appropriated Asked about that statement j House tape transcripts. There! funds. Deputy Press Secretary In a signing ceremony in thejGerald Warren. st- Clair re- Oval office, Nixon placed his! name en the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Con-k tro! Act of 1974 and called it a major weapon in fighting infla- tion. "This bill is the most signifi- cant, reform "of budget proce- dures since congress Nixon said. "It means congress and the executive (branch) will work together to keep down the plied: "I don't know how he could form such a judgment." Told that Warren had charac- :erized the statement as the belief of the President, St. Clair said: "I met with the President this morning and he didn't say any such thing to me." "No, I Haven't" The flurry oE comments oc- curred after a news report quot- ing St. Clair as predicting the are White House memos, Nixon statements, even newspaper clippings. There are no major new reve- lations about the Watergate case. In some cases, the house evidence sketches in details on matters known before but only in outline. Among jthese: the highlights are On June 30, 1972, 13 days after the Watergate breakin, Nixon was told there was 'a risk "of more stuff, valid or invalid, sur- facing on the Watergate caper." i Asked if he had made such a He agreed and said: nope prediction, St. Clair haid, "No, I nothing will. It mav not. But haven't. It might be quite pre- sumptuous of me to make up the committee's mind for it." He added that "I think they (committee members) will and quite properly should take into cost of government, and we can committee would vole jmpeach- help every American family toj hold clown their budgets. "The major problem the country today, abroad or at home, is Nixon said. "This bill deals with that problem. A major problem is overspending by government and with this bill we can help to hold down the cost of liv- ing. "Too often congress and the executive appear to be at he added. "Fighting in- flation is everybody's burden." The President commended the "bipartisan spirit" which made passage of the bill possible and expressed the hope that the same spirit would result in mak- ing sure "the 1975 fiscal year budget does not go beyond the amount we propose, and we achieve a goal of a balanced budget in 1976." Nixon expressed confidence balanced budget goal for 1976 "can be won." The new law: Establishes house and senate budget committees and a con- gressional budget office to coor- dinate overall focus on budget totals and individual appropri- ation bills. Changes the beginning of the: fiscal year from July 1 to Oct. starting in 1976. Establishes a tight timetable for congressional action on au- thorizing legislation or atlonbllls- WASHINGTON (AP) Requires congressional agree- h investigators Thurs- ment on presidential ment of appropriated funds andjda-v mado Public tlheir raw on reductions in funding levels, jumentary evidence on Water- nothing there is always the risk well, I'd cut the loss fast. I'd cut it fast." Indirect March 17, evidence that on 1973 four days before the date Nixon says he account political realities" in ,earned of the cover.up _ he deciding whether to recommend impeachment. The committee has a 21-17 Democratic majority. Several newsmen who were present when St. Clair made his earlier remark supported St. Clair and said he had not pre- dicted impeachment on political grounds. Quotes St. Clair Warren's comments came after he quoted to reporters a St. Clair comment that it is "unrealistic to believe the com- mittee will not vote out some sort of a bill" but that such a measure would not gain approv- al on the house floor. Responding to questions. War- ren said St. Clair 'had. informed Nixon of this assessment and Nixon agrees with it. St. Clair challenged reports from the committee that John Dean's testimony has damaged Nixon's defense. talked of the danger of the scan- dal reaching high into the White House, possibly even to himself. More grand jury testimony about the payment re- layed the night of March 21, 1973, to convicted Watergate conspirator E. Howard Hunt is revealed. That payment was cited by a federal grand jury as one of the acts in a conspiracy to block the breakin investiga- tion. The published evidence does not include a grand jury report on Nixon's alleged role. Assistant Attorney General Petersen told the grand jury on Feb. 5 that while he was head- ing the original Watergate in- vestigation, Nixon suggested that he act also as White House counsel. Petersen said that was heard it, it sure would day as a marathon standoff Hart had no comment tinued with two convicts holding j when asked if police would rush seven hostages. Another hostage'the building or if an airplane was released before dawn. .had been obtained for the con- The convicts were demanding v'cts- a plane flight out of the country. Hart said Gorham refused lo The prisoners. Robert with his mother and fa- ami Frank Gorham, 25, want''her, who had been brought to transportation to National air-i 'he courthouse. Jones did speak port, about five miles away, and with his mother, who told him, an airplane, authorities said. Basement Cellblock The convicts and authoriticsjtant." began a waiting game within! minutes after the hostages were seized about 1 p.m. (CDT) Thursday in a basement cell- block of the building where the Watergate plumbers trial was "I don't care if you spend in the pen. I want you "Suicide" He told her, "You know that I'm not going to commit sui- cide." The seven hostages, in addi- being held. The trial was moved jtion lo Miller. were identified as: deputy marshals William Colquit, Joseph Driskell and to another site Friday. Radio station WASH quoted the inmates as saying that one of the hostages, identified as at- torney Anthony John Hurtey department cmploye; and crim. Calvin Mouton; Ralph Schwartz, a justice department auditor; Deborah Collins, another justice Telpptiolo A POLICEWOMAN carries a tear gas launcher outside U.S. district court in Washington while two prisoners hold a group of hostages in a base- ment cellblock. Judge Gives Indicted Officers Plea Time 1973, and that he "was a little heavy- Impeachment Data; No Major in April, thought it handed." Former Nixon chief of staff H. JR. Haldeman was advised as j early as Dec. 2, 1971, that Nixon campaign aides were at work on a political intelligence-gathering operation. Aide Gordon Stra- Im- The requirement for congres- sional agreement on withholding funds is effective immediatelv. gate, the building blocks without the blueprint of the case against President Nixon, i It is a dispassionate catalog, seven volumes of data new and Fife Before Deaths Inhere is there a signal of the di- BRIDGEPORT. Conn. (AP) A Greenwich man has been charged with setting a fire in a bowling alley shortly before 24 i persons died of smoke inhala- tion in an adjacent discotheque in Port Chester, N. Y. The 24 died when fire swept a building complex straddling the Connecticut-New Y o r k line early June 30. Peter Leonard. 22. was ection or likely outcome of the house judiciary committee's chan wrote Haldeman in a memo then that G. Gordon Liddy, later convicted in Water- gate, would "handle political in- telligence as well as legal mat- ters." White House Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler told the grand jury that his March 30, 1973, de- nial of any White House involve- ment in Watergate was "ob- viously an ad lib on my part." Nixon has said he learned of the involvement of his aides nine days earlier, but Zicglcr said Chief Wallace Johnson, July 25 at p.m.; Donald Rosdail, July 25 at 10 a.m.; Kenneth Millsap, July 26 at The average of 30 andRobert Manchester, July 24; industrials soared 20.81 points NEW YORK (AP) The stock market climbed sharply and rapidly Friday, at p.m. !in the first hour and was up By Roland Krekeler One former and four suspend- ed Cedar Rapids police detec- tives have been given about two weeks to plead to indictments accusing them of lying under oath to obtain charges against other police officers. j If the defendants intend to file 25-50 at 785.12 at 2 p.m. Gamers At the arraignment Thursday motions Instead of plead, toy overwhelmed losers by a 7-1 afternoon on the charges Drought by the Linn county grand jury Tuesday, another of- ficer suspended after the indict- ments were returned was told to return to court Monday at after his attorney returns to town. was ill and that convict wanted to release him. Hurley was said to have a his- tory of heart trouble. Judge George Hart told news- men just after 8 a.m. that "I think time is in our favor but I could be surprised." He said: "Things are a little more hopeful." Hart said no deadline has been set by the prisoners who have asked for three things: a copy of the Washington Post, cigarets and food. He said the newspapers and cigarets would be furnished quickly, but food would be fur- nished a little later because the building cafeteria was closed. Hostages Harmed? Hart was asked whether he could assure that (he hostages were .not harmed. He replied: "Not really. Possibly something could have been done to a hos- tage and we did not know about (Continued: Page 3, Col. 8.) to do so by 5 p.m. two on the New York Stock before the pleading time, Judge'Exchange. William Eads said. Attorneys Attorneys accompanying Analysts said the rally was ig- nited by a series of favorable I developments relating to inter- thciest rates and inflation. other defendants were Keith Continued The arraignment was con- tinued for Darwin Ammeter, who said the attorney he wants, William Carmichael is out of town. Attorney Robert Nelson, who accompanied Ammeter, said he had IStapleton Rosdail, Robert Nelson Steinbeck and Fassler with with Millsap and James Hayes of Iowa City with Manchester. They said weekly banking fig- ures from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York seemed to show some easing in the pres- sures that have driven interest rates to record highs. Slapeleton said William Grayj Friday morning. New York's would also be representing: First National City Bank said it ould not raise its prime rate by Carrnichael's office that hej would handle the case. Steinbeck and Johnson. All Steinbeck indicated they will seek to have the court appoint the defendants except the basic on loans to b' corporations -from the current 12 percent for the coming week. Time for the other five attorneys for them to be paid at !county expense. coming debate and decision (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.) Lebanon Asks U. S. Pressure on Israel To Halt Reprisal Attacks An added boost, brokers noted, came from the govern- plead was set as follows: 'men! report that wholesale Public Safety Commissioner j Study Statements prices rose at a (i percent annu- James Steinbeck, a former dc- Eads said he will rate in June for the smallest tcctive, July 24 at 10 a.m.; Asst. financial statements since October. I by them to determine whether, i they qualify as indigcnts. Boycotts French Manchester was the only dc- CANBERRA, Australia (AP) fendant who refused to Prime Minister Whitlam Fri- thc reading of the lengthy in-lday boycotted a French cm- dictmenls. Two others, Rosdail ibassy reception to emphasize Ehrlichman Case Goes To Jurors WASHINGTON (UPI) The trial of John Ehrlichman and three others in the Ellsberg breakin case went to the jury Friday. Ehrlichman's attorneys object- ed to U. S. District Judge Ger- hard Gesell .that the judge's 71 minutes of instructions to (he jury had not explained the law as it applied to their client's case. "There is no theory in this Gesell said to Andrew Hall, one of Ehrlichman's law- yers, with the jury out of the room. "His case has been dart- A relative of one hostage said they were locked in a cell but were unharmed. ing and dodging around the issues, but there was no coher- ent statement in Mr. (Ehrlich- man attorney William) Frates' Four deputy U.S. argument." two justice department em-j "This Is Anarchy'' ployes and two attorneys were hostage Thursday. taken hostage Thursday. But one of the marshals. Raymond Miller, was released early this morning. About 30 sandwiches and drinks were brought Thursday night to the convicts, hostages and about 16 other prisoners who were not taking part in the incident but were caught in the basement detention area when Jones and Gorham took over. Authorities said one of the'two rights of convicts apparently was carry- ing a concealed pistol which he rial Watergate prosecutor Wil- liam Merrill asked the jury to convict the defendants of violat- ing the rights of Daniel Ells- berg's psychiatrist. He described the breakin as a violation of everything the U. S. Constitution stands for. "This isn't Mer- rill said. "This is anarchy." He said that not only were the Dr. Lewis Fielding, violated, but so were those of the American peo- 31110 Locker Full psychiatric records of Ellsberg. i Fratcs, principal attorney for Police added IhaHhe pair had Ehrlichman, characterized his client as a busy man in the i to a locker full of pistols BEIRUT, Lebanon (API jparations for a massive jThe Lebanese government hasjm, Lebanon." Guerilla spokes- and Millsap, whose i n d i c to French attack .airliner in Athens. In Mav, 1973, mc'l! is Ws indicated in the Pacific. to Ihe judge for a while that they with first-decree j [t in askctl L- to said they expected the at-lof the city at night and dmtninn its i f ,1 nuclear and ammunition. Hart announced shortly before 7 a.m. that the courthouse would be closed Friday and that I the plumbers trial would be: White House who had no inten- tion of doing anything illegal. Folksy Tone Addressing the jury in a moved to ing. Asked and third-degree burglary in a bench warrant Thursday night. He was held at the slate correc- tional center in Bridgeport on bond. Israel raids on into slopping its (ho ncx' fow dayR and cc on Lebanon. But nfficos in believed guerilla offices in spokesmen and Beirut Bejrut bc among ,hp Today's Index newspapers warned Friday that a "sensational" Israeli attack on Beirut is imminent. Foreign Minister Fuad Naffah met Thursday evening with U. J. McMurtric gels. They said Israeli several reconnaissance missions over Beirut in Ihe last three days lo film Palestinian refugee their apartments. Premier Takieddin Solh met planes n'Rht with Sovicl Am" Servar in an Comics Crossword Daily Record Deaths Editorial Features Farm Financial Marion......... Movies Society Sports Slate Trlcvislim Wnnt Ads ...17 IS 10.11 12 camps adjacent streets effort to pin him down on an offer from Soviet leader Leonid iBrezhnev to help Lebanese dc- It took Special Prosecutor Garry Woodward just a few sec- onds less than a half hour to j-cad Manchester's 19-page in- dictment. Judge Eads .spent some time jGodley and told newsmen after- whm, aro ward: fcnses against Israeli attacks. Wholesale Prices Up to Lesser Degreeg questioning whether hi Manchester wanted the about WASHINGTON lAPi Sharp increases on industrial goods offset further declines in agri- anolher court folksy tone, Fratcs sought to attack the credibility i explain why the two main prosecution wit- nesses. David Young and Egil Krogh. Sarcastically r e f e r r i n g lo Young as "our great Ameri- Frales accused him of "wheeling and dealing his way a deal with the prosecu- consecutive f o r the fourlh month, plunging a seasonally- adjusted 4 percent to a level 1.2 percent below a year ago. Industrial commodities "I have called in the ambas- Isr.ld .lllal.king Lc. Brezhnev made Ihe offer lo olher 'President Suleiman Kranjich! sailor to discuss with him waysjb.lnon and means of preventing further Israeli attacks since we have no tangible evidence thai Israel will stop them." Godlcy made no public com- .1111 for Arab Israeli niRhl after the Israeli navy shelled: ment read, noting that all the cultural prices last month ......._...... _................... had waived the reading, ing the wholesale price index 0.5 vanccd a seasonally-adjusted 2.2 "Melancholy" [percent, the government report- percent, in June following a nsciou was pro- divided in exchange (or immunity from prosecution. Referring to copies of While incut. "Massive Attack" Beirut newspapers said guerilla raids on inenls that have killed Ihan 50 Israelis this year. Struck Twice Israel has struck twice before lin Beirut. Helicopters landed Naf-icommamlos al Ihe Beirut air- Lebanese and sank ports more During an earlier exchange cd Fridav. fishing boats. Newspapers said Aziinuv as- sured Solh that Ihe Soviet gov- ernment is prepared to supply jbelwcen the judge and Millsapj judge declared that il would' be a "very melancholy experi- ence" to have Ihe indiclmenl The of 2.7 percent in May. ilesalo price rise was Wholesale prices have risen al ul memos Young turned prosecutors, l-'ralcs lie had to have somc- lo sell and they botlghl fall told Godley and British Am- port in and they blew up 13 Lebanon weapons with any needed lo types of cope bassador Paul Wright of "clas- sified reports ahmil Israeli pro- jcllincrs to retaliate for guerilla assault on an Israeli Ihe raids. Solh told newsmen Hit Soviet offer was "positive" but declined lo elaborate. ilhe smallest in eight seasonally-adjusted annual'1' marking Ihe first time since rate of 12.2 percent during the I November that prices had risen by less Ihan a full percentage percent higher in June than in [point. Nelson, Millsap's The Jimc jm.rcasi, joined in, saying, "It would ;m of -JK, 155.7, meaning it cost 1073. increase lifted the index as boring as a steady rain. islin by Silling with Special Prosecu- iConlinunl: Pafie 3, Col. 5.1 his-, to buy the same volume of] lorical standards. [wholesale goods that pur Agricullural prices dropped I chased in Todoy'x Chuckle Said Ihe man at the cocklail parly: "That reminds me of a funny joke-I'll try lo remem- ber Ihe ending as I go along." CcmvngM ;