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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 13, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather- Continued hut through Sunday. Lows tonight in 70s. High Sunday in mid 90s. VOLUME 92--MMliKK 185 CITY FINAL 15 CENTS U.DAK HAI'llXS. IOWA. SATURDAY, JULY 1974 _ ASSOOATKD PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES INMATES See Nixon Lift from Petersen WASHINGTON lAPi Assis- tant Attorney Gen. Henry Peter- sen, who was in charge of the original Watergate investiga- tion, has told the house im- peachment inquiry he has never received any information in- volving President Nixon in a cover-up. Petersen, who testified before the house judiciary committee on Friday, was described by some Republican members as the most favorable witness for Nixon the committee has heard in its impeachment inquiry. Rep. Sandman said he asked Petersen if he had ever received any information, up to the present moment, in- dicating Nixon was involved in covering up the Watergate scan- dal. "He said clearly Sand- man told newsmen after Peter- sen's closed-door testimony. Seen Offset The boost given Nixon's de- fense by Petersen was offset in the view of some members, however, by the conviction of former John Ehrlichman in con- nection with the burglary of the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psy- chiatrist. The operation of the White House investigating unit known as the plumbers, which conduct- ed the breakin, is one of the subjects under investigation in the impeachment inquiry. Rep. McClory (R-I11.) said Ehrlichman's conviction "doesn't help. The fact someone so close to the President was convicted in a Watergate-relat- ed matter that is also the sub- ject of our inquiry is going to have an adverse effect as far as the President's welfare is con- cerned." Petersen's statement was re- ceived with skepticism by Rep. Danielson (D-Calif.V "Not Evcrylhini "There is a lot of information Petersen didn't said Danielson. "He wasn't privy to everything the President knew, only what the President told him. I don't think his testimony was very compelling." Members said one of the points Petersen was questioned at length about was his fur- nishing of information about the Ehrlichman Convicted Jjgn Of Conspiracy, Lying 25 trial witnesses, it took only one vote to find Ehrlithinan informal pull was taken later lo verifv the first. flf Good Faith U 1'jirlichman, once described by President Nixon as one of thr finest public servants lie ever knew, has been convicted 'i! plotting an illegal search at the office of Daniel Ellsberg's] r lemory WASHINGTON (AP) Two psychiatrist. The jury voted lo convict on t. 0 n v c (s Saturday After a 12-dav trial, a federal [hvo of thrcc eolints dla''8'nS; pressed tncir to 'court jury took five hours Fri-lEhrbchman with perjury f el i day to find Ehrlichman guilty 8rand Plus in a L. ,Y tlis- the conspiracy charge and oficount wn'cn he lied to the.tnct courthouse cellblock for lying to the FBI and a He was acquitted of after releasing 1-1 ju- gate grand jury about the lhc jury about who hadimalcs who had been caugnt llp n )'I71 Im-ikin hv iho of the plumbers files. j. un, uiLiiKin uj me nnnu J ln (ile standoff for nearly -11! [House investigative unit known Almost all Ehrlichman's i as the plumbers. fcnse against those charges j Within minutes of the to a claim poor] The justice department called Ehrlichman said his lawyers he lelease of the 14 who had [would appeal. "The jury had difficulty oMhetake- Three other defendants 'here could be that! I also found guilty of conspiring to violate the constitutional rights of Dr. Lewis Fielding of Beverly Hills, Calif. Possible 25 Years he resigned April many lapses of the juror said. The panel found that Ehrlich- i man lied to the grand jury May 114, 1973, when he testified that ihe knew nothing of an attempt to obtain from the Central In- One woman prisoner chose to remain in the cellblock, ap- parently to keep the one female hostage company, officials said. U. S. marshals said no hos- Prepares for Reunion A picture of concentration was Mildred Krebs, 82, of 1224 Thirteenth street NW, as she put on her corsage Friday night at the 60th anniversary reunion of Van Buren school's former teachers and students. Miss Krebs taught at Van Buren school, now closed, in 1911-12 and again in 1924. The get- together took place in the Eagles lodge hall, 202 Seventh avenue SE. (More photos on picture page.) I'ntil 1973, Ehrlichman, 49, Agency a psychiatric among the closest of Nixon's as-i profile of Ellsberg, who leaked sistants. The former White'the secret Pentagon papers House, domestic affairs chief is study of the Vietnam war to the now subject to a maximum pris- press. Ion sentence of 25 years and' Sought Move [fines of up to U. S. Dis-j itrict Judge Gerhard Gesell set j sentencing :then the i free. Word of the conviction! reached Nixon enroute to Cali- ifornia. Press Secretary Ronald tagcs had been harmed. The release occurred after the two convicts rejected the gov- ernment's offer to transfer them to a penitentiary in Oklahoma. Make No Move But authorities still made no Ehrlichman had sought to for July 31. Until i trial moved from defendants remain WasnlnSion; where he sa'd, majority of citizens are black. Democratic and preoccupied move to give them the plane ride out of the country that they had demanded since taking con- trol of the basement detention cells about 2 p.m. Thursday. A justice department spokes- jZiegler said, "It would be inap- made clear that issue would come up again on appeal. "As Daley's Money Affairs Probed By Grand Juryj CHICAGO (API A grand jury investigation has been launched into Mayor Richard Daley's financial affairs to assess charges he may have acted illegally in a real estate venture, State's Attorney Ber- nard Carey says. Nixon and Ford Have Whites Held as Huddle in California] Peons by Blacks ipropriate for us to have any 1 comment whatsoever while the you know' we have been SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (UPI) must curb spend- President Nixon began a planned two-week California va- cation Saturday and scheduled an unprecedented sixth meeting this week with Vice-president Ford. Ford was in southern Califor- ing, he said. COLUMBIA, S. C. (UPI) Three blacks were charged Fri- matter is still in the judicial process." The other defendants, G. Gor- don Liddy and Miamians Ber- nard Barker and Eugenio Mar- tinez, could receive maximum {sentences of 10 and con- "All we have to do is show with holding seven whites last year in connection little restraint, a little self- against their will at an orchard with the 1972 Watergate break- sacrifice, and that means gov- work camp in South Carolina's Carey told newsmen Friday i that the grand jury will seek to ma for a serlCS of polltlcal learn if Daley violated the law when two vacant lots on Chica- go's South side were purchased at a 1966 county auction for tax- delinquent property. Illinois law prohibits munici- pal officers from buying tax- delinquent property. Watergate investigation to Power initiated the deal through pearances. The two arrived within an hour of each other at El Toro marine air station. Press Secretary Ron Ziegler told newsmen Nixon wanted to confer with Ford on "domestic affairs" and economic policy as ernments and Ford said. "And if we do that, we can win this battle." Minor Incident Nixon was accompanied onj his trip by Budget Director Roy Ash and Kenneth Rush, his counselor for economic policy. Also along were his wife, daugh- peach section. Court officials said Cleveland I Williams, Roosevelt Band and jLeroy Alford would be ar- raigned before U. S. District Judge Robert Chapman July 23 on charges of holding the seven in involuntary servitude. The A juror who asked not to be identified said there was some heated discussion at first about] cerned from the very beginning about our ability to get a fair trial in this he said. Another issue is national secu- rity, which Gesell refused to ac- cept as an appeal to the jury as justification for the breakin. "Also a great deal of sub- stance and background of this case was excluded from the evi- release: "We still have a lot of people down there and it's still a dangerous situation." The convicts, Frank Gorham, 25, and Robert Jones, 24, threat- ened to kill the hostages (four civilians and three deputy U. S. if police stormed the cellblock. Gorham told radio station WASH the door had been hand- cuffed to a desk so it opened outward just enough for one dence by rulings of the person to squeeze through at a EhrJichman said. time. Loaded in Vehicles After their release, the hand- "Not Shaken'' With his wife at his side, he Ehrlichman, but then the jurorslsaidi -j have had for many began a review of a series an abiding confjdence in White House memos mcluded in j tne American judicial process. [Nothing that has happened here 'today has in any way shaken my confidence in that process." Much of the defense and pros- the evidence which helped set- tle the issue. 1971 Memo ter Tricia and her husband, Ed-i three were freed on bond. I Associate Special Watergate ward Cox. I An indictment was returned prosecutor William Merrill built There was a minor incident i top advisers in preparation for a The Better Government Assn., major h on to com. a private investigative organiza- part of a series of meetings with! with the President's helicopter tion, said Circuit Judge Joseph Nixon, which Nixon passed on to j a Chicago attorney for Ehrlichman and H. Elard 10 Ul R. Hal-Realty. deman. Both men allegedly! The EGA charged thai the were implicated in the affair, j mayor and his wife secretly according to the information. own the realty company and Petersen reportedly said he j thereby profited from the pur- bat inflation, expected in about a week or 10 days. Ford said Friday as it came.in for a landing at earlier this week. Williams is operator of the camp. Band and Alford were his assistants. the Western White House. A! The alleged offenses took warning light flashed briefly, in-i dicating a possible landing that he I problem. betvveen May 10 and June 13. The migrant workers were listed as Patrick Sullivan, Ray (Continued: Page 2, Col. 8 much of his case on the memos in which Ehrlichman gave his approval to a covert examina- tion of Ellsberg's psychiatric records. In an Aug. 11. 1971, memo. Ehrlichman wrote beneath his saw nothing improper in giving such information to the Pres- ident or in Nixon's passing it on chase. The lots were sold for each and are currently valued at S7.400. could discount what he called ai The army pilot, Lt. Col. Gene'Boy Pyatt, Donnie Cook, instructions on how the rumor that a tax increase would JBoyer. held the craft hovering! Baker. Milton Yancy, John [operation should be carried out. the ground while a and Ponsey Townes. if done under your assur- crewman put a pin in the gear, j The indictment said Williams ance that it is not traceable." The warning was a false Yancy with a gunjhc wrote two White House aides. be one way to fight inflation. "No Tax Increase" "There isn't going to be any tax increase, and I might add Eil Douglas L. Holsinger, cuffed inmates were loaded into two U. S. marshal vans, two sedans and a station wagon. Led by police motorscooters with sirens blaring, the caravan pulled away from the building three blocks from the Capitol at a.m. Justice department officials jsaid the vehicles went to the D. C. jail, two other Washington jails and D. C. General hospi- tal. They said one inmate, who had had a broken arm before the incident began Thursday. 18, of i was taken to the hospital. Solon, was dead on arrival at The procedure was watched Mercy hospital at 4 p.m. Friday by Chief U. S. District Judge after the car he was driving George Hart, who is responsible struck a bridge. [for the building, and Deputy State troopers said Holsinger j U.S. Attorney General Laurence as a corollary, there isn't going "Wel] different." coin- caused by a short circuit.land told him he couldn't leave] Ehrlichman testified he had'suffered massive head andlSilberman, who helped ncgoti- Zicgler said later. [because he owed him money. j nothing illegal in mind: in fact chest injuries when he attempt- ale the release. f J'o be any tax reduction Nixon lo )hc to Haldeman and Ehrlichman. i Daley, recovering in Grand j he said. ___________'__ Rep. Fish (R-N.Y.) said Mich., from surgery, de- pressed on the point of Nixon'sjdined comment, use of the information. Petersen t Carey declined to say if Daley "passed the buck to us. He be called to testify. 'That's for you gentlemen ln! The litlle "Flarrl" is decide'." Franco Better 'never considered what the plumbers specifically planned in to I The little "Elard" is a con- Ford said his own opinion.] without necessarily forecasting i Papers Signed by I Wrong PARSnM TITV NW iAPl MADRID (AP) Gencralis-iproposing the operation. imo Francisco Franco is con-] The juror said that, once aiblacklop. tinning to improve from an at-> review of the memos was com-j ed to pass another car, lost con- Late Friday. Gorham and trol and hit the bridge threatened to behead a [miles south of Ely on the Ely [hostage with an axe unless the of acute phlebilis, a medi- ment and the people to restrain! CARSON CITY, Ncv. (AP) cal bulletin said Saturday. plcle and they were in turni Services arc pending at the: compared with testimony of funeral home in Solon. government became more jsponsive to their demands. ;0f Richard. traction of the first two letters spending. [Papers which Gov. Mike O'Cal- ;of Eleanor, the name of Mrs.] Labor must not ask too had to sign to authorize Daley, and the last three letters management must not give too a federal Office of Eco- much and both federal and Opportunity grant mistak- went to California Gov. 'Ronald Reagan. Reagan approved the grant Three armed men walked into a _.. anyway and shipped Ihe papers bank Fridav, scooped up about! E-innl back lo rcR'onal OEO offices iiiisenat and'ordered the bank II HOI San Francisco, president. James Capps. and, w A s H N G T 0 N AP) _ Njxon js 000 jn other empoyes into the vault j strapped for cash because of his esl. plus smaller amounts on Ihe 0'C-illaalnn for nronT siunini: When they Incd to tlee Mivnn "i-iii.ignan 101 piopoi signing. Nervous Bandits Need Exit Help AVINGER. Texas (AP) NlXOH OH Words of Admonition by Ervin As Panel Goes Out of Business WASHINGTON lAPi The i manner and sharp parries were tergate are being weighed ini Walergate committee is: witnessed by millions of Ameri- San Francisco. officially out of business, its leans during weeks of televised com _i A state OEO official said marked by a volumi-ihearings last year, was the pan-; papers were being rerouted to'nous report and some words of el's final report. Laotian Leader Suffers Attack VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) Premier Souvanna Phounia, 72, suffered a mild heart attack at his home Friday afternoon and his condition lias deteriorated slightly since then, informed sources reported .Saturday. through the front door Friday, the trio found it locked. They had ordered Capps to lock it troubles, President Nixon has obtained a six-month exten- sion in the due date of the final principal and in "interest, pre- miums" and delaying until; mid-January the final payment, j Press Secretary Ronald Xiegler declined Friday night to [Nabbed Prior to mortgage payment on his San when they entered and had o officials him out of the vault to: of (livuigc (lct.lils of ,hc due next Monday wilhjr a n g e m c n t including theLlewish activists, arrested Two nu'n were later c, j, intcrcst tcrms'of of principal Nixon liadimnnlh to head o milter's impeach-; Souvanna is considered a key 'unifying element in Ihe turbu- f i lent politics of Laos, [admonition from Chairman Sam The document, encompassing: I wo Hays The sourcos said wils !KnilL [2.217 pages in three volumes.j -There arc two ways lo by five doctors Friday lust for political power; was to be released laic Satur- a horse is a Ervin [night. Specialists from Thailand 's said. "One is to draw a picture) and Ihe U. S. were reported ,of the presidential aides who it the committee Summit, Freed jl> r P p r a Watergate on recommending new laws to reg-j0'f iii exact'detail as'pos-lcomin, MOSCOW (AP) About -10 America blinded them lo thc'niato laws of God as well as lo the and charged with armed rob- bery. The money was not recov- ered. "They were too nervous lo be professional b a n k said Capps. Chuckle. Inscription un pessimist's tombstone: "I expected this and agreement lo purchase Ihcipaid and the amount of the "in- slrations during oceanside estate south of Lositerest premium." Brezhnev summit, have ff l'lllies of more was needed to jus he Nixon-lporlly Norlh "cmomll'vont future Walergates. aurc." conduct of political The other way is to write! but Ervin said the picture.' 'This is a: ist drew Ihe pic- to itold newsmen Friday. Angeles. But his savings were virtually wiped out earlier this year when the Internal Revenue Service assessed him in back taxes, prompting his rcprcscnl- alive.1: In search for ways to delay (he final mortgage pay- "When all is said and Today's Index 'did confirm, however, from Soviet "As one after another of only Under an arrangement being worked out by his attorneys, Ihe payment arra day meeting between idenl's California Butler, and the mortgage centered on paymei interest. Butler's office said he however, that; released from Soviet prisons.. he said, "the only sure antidote .Sam Dash, lightened the nged at a Fri-; Jewish sources said Saturday. i' is a" understanding of fun- generally somber tone of the Hie I'ros-j f'. principles and intcl- final meeting by presenting lawyer. Dean Not Disturbed IH! V Ti I ani1 lnoral in a 10-pound bologna holder j PAIilS (AP) v w leh Kl men and women whojfnlltl staff. I'ment of president of the territorial'', lachieve or are entrusted wilh; (hough! .some warmed- lit' li'lolli'll Kllllll liCnOl'l U 0 V C 1' II 111 C 11 I a I 01' DOlilical i r.lll.l assembly of Flench eft forisaid Saturday thai the island's l''.uropr soon after the meeting (population is not dislurbei without commenl on Ihr Prcs- lhc nuclear Icsls at Mm idenl's mortgage situation. iiighl jg o v e r n in c n I a I or baloney would be appropn- 1'l''or the sin you do by Dash in refer-] Ervin said the committee dc- ence lo Presidential Press Sec- >'ided lo list no conclusions in its rctary Ronald Xiegler's descnp- F.rvin, whosr folksy report because Ihe fads of Wa-ltion of Ihe committee's findings. Comics........ Crossword Daily Kccnrd Deaths Kililorial Features Financial Marion Movies Sports Television..... Want Ads   

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