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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 14, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                f'n.s.s Oiw Self-Annlysis (In Section B) DOTING C.R. FATHERS Dream Houses for the. Y (In Section B) Section A Weather- Hot and humid ludas. high in 9Us. Cloudy and warm tonight and Mon- day. Ixiw tonight in Tils, high Momh) in SUs. CITY FINAL 35 CENTS ASSOCIATED PKKSS. ITi, NKW YORK TIMKS Watergate Committee Urges Sweeping Campaign Overhaul Ford Sees House to Impeachment SAN CLEMENTE. Calif. WASHINGTON i AC I The senate Watergate committee. which first riveted national at- tention [o the scandals that have; led to preliminary impeachment: proceedings against President! Nixon. Saturday proposed the1 most sweeping overhaul of cam-' Vice-president Ford paiai laws in American history. predicted Saturday that the The final report of the seven-i house of ''cpresentatives will man panel, published in to that I volumes of 2.217 pages. waslthe, 1.resldont was shorn of conclusions of indiviriu-i f coveIH1P and will vote against impcach- al guilt or innocence. But in its unanimous report the committee said the nation needs an election commission to supervise federal campaigns and a permanent public prose- cutor to enforce political laws ment. Ford came to the Western White House for an hour's meeting with the President on promoting a policy against in- flation. But the news confer- free from Ihe interference of the! ,he held on the lawn executive branch. related io Watergate It said public financing of! matters. dictment of White House con- duct during the Watergate period and made clear he be lieves the President must take responsibility. Citing the evidence of thc re- port, Ervin said the President'1 men had as Ihcir objective v the 1972 campaign the destine lion of the integrity of the process by which the President 'is elected. Their second objective, he said, was to cover up theii own wrongdoing. Although the final report de- leted a conclusion that cam- paign funds had been used to buy the silence of the original Watergate defendants, Ervin said exactly that happened. "They made cash payments 11 SdlU JLIU11C Ul i i. i- i j r j campaigns is not needed to as-: He repeated his judgment I totaling hundreds of thousands! sure the ending of financing! that there is a possibility the of dollars out of campaign funds' abuses I house judiciary committee iin surreptitious ways to the i will vote a resolution of im- seven Watergate de-i Minute Detail peachment against the Pres. fendants as 'hush money' to buy] The senate select committee. ident. on presidential campaign activi-, ,-But Ford addcd ..j fccl ties presented in minute detail; just as strongiy, if not more the most complete report to date on the burglary, cover-up and assorted acts of "corrup- tion, fraud and abuse of official power" that now carry the col- lective name of Watergate. The evidence in the report comprises much of the data now being considered by the house judiciary committee, which is soon to vote on whether to re-j port a bill of impeachment toj the full house of represent-: atives. The senate committee decided strongly, that the house as a whole will not favor a resolu- tion of impeachment." "The preponderance of Ihe evidence." Ford said, "is clearly on the side of the President." Ford and Nixon met for al- most an hour in the Pres- (Continued: Page 1.) their silence and keep themj from revealing their knowledge of the identities and activities of the officers and employes of the Nixon re-election committees and the White House aides who had participated in Ervin said. For the same reason, he said, assurances were seven defendants given thej that theyj would receive executive clemen-j cy after serving only short pris- on terms. Ervin said the White House aides who gave those assur- ances and took part in Water- gate events were motivated by: Telephoio Handcuffed prisoner is led to car after he and 13 other hostages were released to avoid any conclusions and trust-" the report j a "lust for political power." might affect the j Gurney Comment proceedings or the outcome of' Corporation Gifts the Watergate trials. "indeed, the conduct of many "The select committee is participants seems tely conscious that, at the timejgrounded 011 tne Deiie[ that the Son Francisco Street Sweepers Pay to New York SAN FRANCISCO The it presents this report, the justifjcd the-means, that on Watergate-related tne pres-ent adminis- dence is pending." the office_ said. Leaks Deleted By Bernard Gwertzman New York Times service ,tended to scotch some of the, yearly wage of street cleaners Buy mm mm a DELHI Admitting that "we stuck our necks out; we're gam- Delhi Recreation Assn. Officials WASHINGTON (API Two armed convicts holding seven hostages in the U. S. district courthouse dropped their de- mand for safe passage out of the country and federal officials said .Saturday night the standoff "can be resolved without bloodshed now." Fifty-six hours after the con- victs took over a basement cellblock, Christian Rice, a spokesman for the U. S. mar- shals service, said the negotia- tions with the convicts now center on a single demand, which he would not disclose. "There is some talk if we meet this demand, they (the "onvicts) will let it ride out to a smooth Rice said. Rice said a smooth resolution would mean the release of the hostages who had been held since 2 p.m. Thursday under a threat of death from the con- victs. The pair had sought an airplane flight to freedom in another country, bat Rice said they no longer sought to flee the country. Another Prison? George McKinney, chief U. S. marshal for the District of Co- lumbia, has been talking with the prisoners several times hourly, Rice said. Rice said the pace of the ne- gotiations quickened late Satur- day. [speculation that was current in' here will rise to next Senator Edward Gurney (R-l WASHINGTON President 'Washington after Kissinger's re-; June civil service officials Nixon's chief defender has come to thc supporticcnt threat to resign after ac_ said here last week, the hearings, said that, while I., Vinninrtnr had jDelhi dam. hard nnnThip sa id rucnaru uonanue saia The spokesman declined to rule out the possibility of a plan there was a scheme in high Secretary of State Kissinger Saturday night that .the group's board of directors voted to exer- cise the option to purchase the th I1V tlle to another places in the administration to with a letter to the senate committee about his role in the' 208. the highest of major U. S. of impeachment of the laws could be flouted to burglarize Democratic national foreign relations committee tak-lwiretapping. tHnnt nn Wafnrcrritp-rpUltprI Donahue said the decision was made despite the fact that the cities. pay compares nowhere near i, i liua iiuvYiici c iicm committee headquarters in thejing fun responsibility for the: Some political observers be- wjth in New York, I the amount of money necessary i r I r-------- lim cllllUUlll Ul lliUlli; Watergate complex no proof t ;ng .of 17 and lieved that a rift was developing S9 philatieipllia and i to pay for the dam .-iVnf Kaon nnpmrornrl that iMlvnn Ir ___ .___ o.ifj tlin J T. The report said this tiend ex- has been uncovered that between 19G9 and 1971 .between Kissinger and the tended to some of the nation's knew of it or of the cover-up that followed. ".It must be stressed that prominent corporation? were not'whlcn 8avc illegally to the Vice-chairman Howard Baker, chairman White House over the apparent; 'reluctance of Mxon or other; Sc of the committee, which has But. he continued, "our back Ihe pay was against the wall, time-, conducted. campaign from their cor- fjf of Kfe- on prepared.'to determine the legal goffers. r _' nnp Surely one of thc most penc- the committee "does not' answer sing.cr's jn thc Ihe question of what the Pres- Whitc House officials to more lessons of Watergate received the one and a cjuarter! The -ek. said: be impeached that Campaign practices mustjor whcn thcv kncw it, nor docs Page Fnday night. essence wi ai ThTfnl report eliminated all'bo effectively and it cxplain why- lhe Dcmocratic He declined to make it public- conclusions that had been con- [enforcement of the criminal .headquarters was twice the before the rest of the committee b vigorously pursued of an illegal entry." lhad seen it. but he said the let- "I Authorized" !all offenders even those of: ;tcr was a clear and "positive ]n a statpmcllt issued on May istatement" by Nixon justifying wiretap program on the scale Mayor Joseph Alioto. ;WiEc." The deadline for exercis- addressing Ihe San Francisco j ing Ihc option Is Aug. 1. i 49ers kickoff luncheon this i He said has federal prison, an idea which has arisen several times during the armed impasse and which the convicts once rejected. Demand by Relatives In a briefing to newsmen out- side the courthouse building, Rice said, "The issues are more basic and we're more optimis- tic." Meanwhile, relatives of both the hostages and the convicts released letters addressed to At- been torney General Saxbe demand- taincd in draft report? were earlier leaked to the press. instead it concentrated on estate if your free mst.-j minute recitation of Watergate .are to survive, the re-; I T w o evidence and the dations for new laws it say? arc' needed to help prevent futurej If Watergates. (some "The Watercale affair did not. Two Dissent committee Inouve j raised from the sale of stock jng me release of thc two men, "There has been a lot of Donahue reported thatjjoncs 24. alw' known as Otis conversation as lo what the was collected the pastjwilkcrson. i football strike is all about, jweek, which he termed "pretty! Thc [jrst hopeful sign Satur- frcedom and so forth. But I ;day that an end to the siege think the real issue is pay. j An agreement has beetrmight be near was the release informati that he had o.de.ed that of the committee an alarming indifference dis- played by some in high public office or position to concepts of morality and public responsi- Chairman Sam Ervin (D-N.C.) while saying he is not attempt- ing to judge whether Nixon is mittee's 5-2 decision not to en- dorse thc public financing of fu- ture presidential campaigns al- though they endorsed the report as a whole. (Continued: Page 18A. Col. I.i at thc program be instituted to get was instituted, to the source of news leaks a' the time. Scotches Rumors foment issued on May (hjhk the real issue is pay. i An agreement has bectrmight be near was the release iixon. noting that there ...j, !r e a c h e d Donahue 14 inmates caught in the leaks of national seen-! want sal- 'whereby a down payment of courthouse ccllblock when the mation in said 'SH.500 will be made, wilh the takeover occurred at midafter- special program" of remaining (o be paid'noon Thursday. ___ .....i SULU bULL J-1S. The cily charter provides gram." Nixon said. "Kadi indi- that the salaries of certain cily workers, including the Another in pledges iinust be raised in order to file! vidua, tap -s undertaken in Woman Remained A 15th inmate, and 'the only (Continued: Page 3. Col. 1.) Donahue added that funds for come to Kissinger's support has Replaces Energy, Watergate Inflation Now Public's No, 1 Worry My Michael .Icnscn New York Times Sprvico NKW YORK Inflation, over- shadowed earlier this year by the energy crisis, lias leaped back into prominence as thc na- tion's No. I concern, according to the latest (lallup poll and a series of interviews across the country. Fnrly-cighl percent of those pulled" by Callup named the high rnM of living as the na- tion's paramount problem, far exceeding Hit1 next- highest cate- gory, 15 percciil who wore more concerned with "lack of trust in government." and III'' II pcr- criil who named "corruption in eovcrnmenl" and "Watergate." "You fi'i'l trapped." said Hichanl Spuhn of l.os Angeles, a Harvard-lraincd lawyer who heads Ralph Nader's California Citizen Action Group. Spohn questioned how he could survive "on a Nader salary of a week." Mortgage Interest filing soaring interest rates for home mortgages, he said his plans to buy a housc had been dampened. "You buy one and end up paying three limes the price (in morlgagc he said, "and the way things arc going it's going lo cos! four limes Ihe price." The (lallnp poll disclosed thai concern ovc-r i n f 1 a t i o n cut across both age and income barriers, and was widespread Iliroiighout Ihc nalion. The willingness of Nixon lo accordance with P occdu.es provaiiill? Of pay legal at the time and in accord n.aftsmen in in. .maintenance itself must aho he with long-standing precedent." stroe' cleare'-s were ;PlekcduP- Kissinger, in public news con-' craftsmen last vcar. "We have to nllsc a subslan' fcrcnccs, as well as during his confirmation hearings last Scp- of tcmbcr before the foreign rela-i g{ ;l linns committee, insisted that (.jty de- his role in the wiretapping was cih employe scales. "II would place all employes under one formuia subject to tial amount of money." he com- mented. "We're not out of the woods vol." Today's Index Higher-income Americans, as might be expected, seemed to lake a somewhat more bemim attitude toward inflation than their poor counterparts. "Can Adjust" Robert Kholos. one of Ihe indi- viduals interviewed, said his salary was ade- quate lo meet Ihc demands uf inflation "I'll have Ui .spend mure said Khoios. who is press secretary l.os Angeles Mayor Thomas Bradley, "bill I'm making a salary that 1 can even adjust In a III percent increase (in Ilic cost of living i. II doesn't have as serious an cl Continued: 1'age :i, Col. il.i 3 3 Hostages In Baltimore Jail BALTIMORE ITI i-Dcspite identical Ircaimcnt." said a two-day ,-trikc by cily police-; The foreign relation.', cummit- tcr last September said it found nothing in its inquiry into Kis- singer's activities, including Ihc wiretapping, to bar him as sec- Nobel Physicist Dies ficcrs slormed the cily jail latei Saturday night ID Irec three hiistatjcs lakcn prisoner by abaul 'Kill inmates. j Cily officials said inmates in Late Ntws Deaths Editorials Report Card SECTION R Iowa News Television Table Nye's Polilictl Nntes Food Building Movies Record Reviews Far IMS IMT nvesligation was fur physics and a con- launched alter :i Hurry of Irnvcrsial strategic defense cx- slnrics last niniilh perl, has died at bis family Iha! Kissinger been less said Saturday, than forthright in what he told the committee last Scplcmlier. The articles in Ihc press were CflHCldc based on lu'dcral Bureau of In- vestigation dociimriils. includ- ing some mcmns writlcn by Ihc laic dircclor ,1. Kdgar Hoover, asH'rting thai Kissinger had ini- tialed ccrlain laps. mo.i' deputy police chief, .said outdoor Ihc liner 'husiam's were he-, vlml Ad% Croslwoid Ih-ved In be injured, litil sci'iiiusly. "We wcnl in there with II smells like na.su- Ui, (onvr.'ihi they set Ihc hostages he siid. Accrnl On   

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