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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 19, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather- Chancr n[ rain Ui- niKht and Saturday. Lows tonight upper 60s. Highs Saturday 85 lo VOLUMK 92 191 CKUAR HAP1DS, IOWA. r'KilMY, JULY 19. 1974 CITY FINAL 15 CENTS ASSOCIATED PHESS, UFI, NEW YORK TIMES POLICE PROBE STAYED Franco in Transfer Of Power .MADRID (LTD Ailing Chief of State Francisco Franco Friday temporarily handed over his powers to his designated successor, Prince Juan Carlos, the government-controlled Span- ish radio network announced. Juan Carlos, 36, will be acting chief of state as long as the 81- year-old. Franco is in ill health, the broadcast said. Franco, recovering from a circulatory ailment in a Madrid hospital, suffered a sudden wor- sening of his condition Friday, his doctors said. Under Constitution.. The temporary transfer ofj power was made under Article 11 of the constitution, which says: "During the absence of the head of state from the national territory, or in case of ill health, his functions shall be assumed by the prince of Spain The president of the government (premier) shall give an account to parliament." Temporary assumption o f power does not mean Juan Carlos, heir to the vacant Span- ish throne, already becomes king. He does so only in the event Franco retires, dies or is incapacitated. Franco's doctors said his con- dition suffered a "deterioration because of gastric complica- tions" Friday. 10 Days Ago A government official said Franco had suffered a stomach hemorrhage and his condition is "not good." Franco was hospitalized 10 days ago suffering from phlebi- tis, a potentially dangerous in- flammation of the blood veins in his right thigh. 112 Injured iTrshFl Defendants !n Railroad putoa Claim Jury I. rased Wir A Turki5h flcct i'''riday from lhc so jkish porl of Mersin, 8u milcs from Cyprus, United Press In- DFXATUR, 11! I AP) An ex- 1 tcrnalional reported. Ced" plosion and fire ripped through I Asked about the ship move- iowa sllPrcmc courl a section of a large railroad iments, a government spokes- C- Edwin Moore Friday jyard Friday, injuring more than said, "We are still seeking stayed all further criminal pro- :100 people and forcing evacua- if diplomatic solution but we arcjceedings in Ihe indictments re- five Cedar detectives and one crises ofj mer ('elec'tlvc- Attorneys William 0. Cray Hospitals reported treating 112 1 1 persons, including 15 who were sailed in the Cyprus i admitted. Throe victims were and 1967. but nth-hour dip- of which Wirenlioio KEY James St. Clair, left, President Nixon's lawyer, chats with John Doar, chief counsel to the house judiciary committee which is investigatin g the possibility of impeachment. President Should Be Impeached, boar Says Until Friday his team of six- specialists reported steady im- provement. They said Thursday that he would leave the clinic in a few days, following a final checkup. Premier Carlos Arias, sche- duled to preside over a 10 a.m. cabinet meeting Friday, went to the hospital instead to see Fran- co for two hours. He went back to the cabinet meeting shortly after noon but returned to the hospital an hour later. Grandson of Alfonso Juan Carlos was named suc- cessor to Franco on July 22.! 1909. WASHINGTON (AP) John Doar, special counsel for the house judiciary committee's im- peachment inquiry, said Friday he believes President Nixon should :be impeached. Committee members said that Doar and minority counsel Al- bert Jenner accused Nixon of wide-ranging abuse of power, including obstruction of justice, in presenting a series of pro- posed articles of impeachment to the committee. Rep. Danielson list- ed the following five categories that could develop into specific "That is my judgment as a legal matter, yes." Doar told reporters when asked if he be- lieved the evidence justified im- peachment. Doar met with reporters after articles of impeachment when the committee begins debate next week: Abuse of power. ly executed. presenting proposed articles of impeachment to a closed-door meeting of the committee. Most committee members said Doar did not specifically recommend to the committee that Nixon be impeached. "Enormous But one member, who asked not lo be named', said Doar told the committee that Nixon is guilty of "an enormous crime in the conduct of his office." Rep. Mayne (R-Iowa) general thrust of Mr. j tion and he was quoted as say- ing "men as creators of a gov- ernment have to work and slave to protect that government As lawyers and congressmen we have all taken an oath to uphold the Constitution and the govern- ment and see that it is protected and preserved." Jenner added, according to the committee member, "The issue now is whether that con- stitution or that country are 'going to be preserved." "Prosecutor" Rep. Sandman told reporters Doar "became a pros- ecutor today there is no ques- tion about that" in presenting j areas for articles of impeach- The Watergate cover-up aiDoar's statement certainly was category that includes such'" items as electronic surveillance that he would recommend im- they He is a grandson of Alfonso and "covert operations." the articles Refusal to comply with the ing." a crlme- Sandman said, committee's subpoenas. i Rep. Mezvinsky (D-Iowa) said Abuse of power..... JDoar offered a "strong presen- taxes. Uation" that offered a "clear Nixon has said that he first] and convincing case against the learned of the Watergate President." XIII, Spain's last king. He is upon March 21, 1973.' married to Princess Sofia of Greece, a sister of ex-King Con- Cover-Up Control stantine. They have three chil-j One committee member, whojto Endorsed by Jenner boy and two girls. Juan Carlos is popular among Spain's younger generation. He often refers to it "as the new be Democrat identified asked not to be named, said Doar accused Nixon of being in control of the cover-up from who declined said Jenner, ''endorsed every word he Jenner's speech to the com- biood to keep Spain going." j before. The Spanish civil war took Franco to power in 1939. that date to the present, if notlmittee was one which empha- Living Cost for June jsized protection of the Constitu-jG.O.P. counsel, said he would "present arguments on the other Recover Stolen Wyeth Paintings ShoWS 1 Percent MASHPEE. Mass. (UPI) Stolen paintings by Andrew Wyeth and his lale falher, va- lued at were recovered Thursday in this Cape Cod com- munity and three men were ar- rested. The paintings were stolen the WASHINGTON (AP) The The June increase in con- cost of living rosc 1 percent in sumcr prices works out to an i committee predicted on Thurs- day that both the committee and the house will approve at least one article, leading to a Failure to take care that the jlaws of the country are failhful- jsenate trial to determine June as sharply higher prices j annual rate of 12 percent. xKtm should be re- for a wide range of consumer the three months ending from office. goods and services kept infla- June, the rise was at an adjust-1; 5 j termined by the articles of im- peachment that are proposed. In his final defense argument before the committee Thursday, James St. Clair, Nixon's attor- ney, asserted there was no evi- dence of presidential involve- ment in Watergate or any other matters the committee has in- vestigated. .St. Clair sought lo buttress his argument by producing a par- tial transcript of a March 22, 1973, conversation between Nixon and his former chief of staff, H. R. Haldeman, that he said showed Nixon had no knowledge of a payment to Watergate burglar E. How- ard Hunt and that he disap- proved of paying Hunt "black- mail." However, the tape was one of the 147 the committee has sub- poenaed and Nixon has refused to provide, and St. Glair's use of a portion of it in Nixon's de- fense outraged most Democrats. No Limits In a related development on Thursday, the committee re- leased evidence on domestic surveillance collected during its six-month-long inquiry. Nothing in the more than pages of evidence shows clearly thai Nixon approved specific il- legal acts by his assistants. But the record shows that the side next week. jpresifcnt set no limit on what A Republican member of aides should do to halt news- taken lo a burn Springfield, about I a way. The explosion, jrnined cause, occurred at ja.m. in a string of liquid pro- !pane tank cars, setting off the blaze. The fire spread and was still burning more than four hours later as firemen tried to keep it from spreading to still more cars, including'some which offi- cials said contained dynamite and chemicals. Homes Damaged Decatur is a city of about residents about 200 miles I south of Chicago. Several homes iwere reported damaged and a high school gymnasium under construction collapsed. The explosion derailed about 100 cars and flattened a build- ting in the Norfolk and Western Railway yard complex that is used by railroad crews for over- night sleeping. It was not known how many people were in the center in 'omatie efforts then prevented 70 miles war bclwcen Greece and Tur- kev. UPI said the destination of the said contained packed landing craft and large cruise ship being used a troop transport, was unknown. New Urgency Nevertheless, the report of its departure lent new urgency to diplomatic efforts in Athens, NATO headquarters, the United Nations and many world capi- tals to cool the situation. President Nixon summoned {Secretary of State Kissinger to San Clemente to discuss the Cyprus issue. Joseph Sisco, U. ment. Sandman said he intend- ed to object to any article that is not definitive. peachment on one or more ofj "I think you have to have spe- consider-tific counts that are tantamount have to prove each one. You cannot impeach a pres- ident, in my judgment, on cir- cumstantial evidence." Rep. Barbara Jordan (D- ;Tex.) said: "Doar made just a superb presentation. I felt lie felt what he was saying quite deeply. There was no acrimony and no pointing of the finger (Doar) said, every thought." just presenting the higher call building at the time of the blast. "I thought it was an earth- said Audrey Hudson, who lives about a mile and a- half from the scene. "It prac- tically knocked me out of bed." A National Transportation Safety Board spokesman said the blast occurred as a switch- ing operation was under way. He said, however, he did not know what triggered it. "All Twisted'; school official reported heavy damage to a addition to Lakeview high school. Phillip Tinch, director of secondary education for De- catur, said the nearly-finished gymnasium toppled "and the steel girders were all twisted." The Decatur national guard unit with about 75 men !was summoned to duty. Officials recommended that downtown businesses be evacuated and that bank and larger retail stores close early. that his committee has." Sam Garrison, assistant Bonn and Czechs Confirm Treaty BONN (AP) West Germany j and Czechoslovakia Friday gave; !final confirmation to a treaty' and Keith Stapleton. represent- ing Asst. Chief Wallace Johnson j and Safety Commissioner James Steinbeck; James Hayes, representing Robert Man- chester; R.M. Fassler, repre- senting Darwin Ammeter, and ft o b e r t Nelson, representing Kenneth Millsap, asked the chief justice for a writ of cer- tiorari a petition asking the high- er court to review the case. Chief Justice Moore granted the request and set a hearing for 9 a.m. Wednesday and stayed all further criminal pro- ceedings in the matter. S. undersecretary of state for Middle Eastern affairs, raced to Athens and began talks with leaders of the Greek military junta which rules Greece. Kissinger meet Monday in Washington with Archbishop Makarios, the deposed president of Cyprus, the state department announced Friday. The appointment was ar- ranged through the Cypriot em- bassy and was requested by Makarios, state department spokesman Robert Anderson said at a news briefing. Makarios, Security Council was in New York to plead with the U. N. Security Coun- cil Friday afternoon to re- verse the military coup that overthrew his government on Monday. The U. S. Friday demanded a Security Council 'hearing for a representative of the military regime that overthrew Ma- karios. Council President Javier Perez de Cuellar of Peru said Makarios would speak as the "president of Cyprus." And it was apparent that the Soviet Union and most of the other 14 members of the council were not going to accord legitimacy to anyone from the Greek-led forces that deposed Makarios. However, Perez said the new government's man might be heard under a council rule al- lowing the appearance of "per- sons whom it considers compe- tent to supply it with infor- mation." Removing Officers The attorneys asked that all orders of the respondents, Judges August F. Honsell, jr., and William R. Eads, be de- clared illegal and in excess of their jurisdiction and that the indictments against the six men be declared void. They claim that the grand jury was not properly im- janeled in that one session ille- gally overlapped into another lerm. Attorney General Richard C. Turner said he had "just this in- stant received a copy of the order for a hearing and the peti- tion for a writ of certiorari. "I have not had an opportuni- ty to read it or to talk with Asst. Atty. General Garry Woodward, who prosecuted the matter be- fore the Linn county grand jury, so I could not comment at this time." Suspensions Appealed by 4 Officers Four of the five Cedar Rapids policemen indicted by the grand jury have filed appeals of their suspensions from the police force with the local civil service commission. Wallace F. Johnson, Darwin Ammeter and Donald Rosdail filed their appeals Friday morn- ing while Kenneth Millsap's was filed Thursday. The men were suspended July 9 by Police Chief Wallace N. (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) that formally buries Hitler's 1938 Munich pact. The treaty made possible es- tablishment of diplomatic rela- The coup was carried out tions. the Cypriot national guard com- manded by 650 Greek officers. Greece told its NATO allies it would withdraw those officers but Turkey said this was only a LaPeters after being charged with various counts of perjury, I obstruction of justice and con- Johnson was not Doctor, 700, Gives Up His Practice at Last -------Iruse to perpetuate Athen's rule over Cyprus and its Tur- kish Cypriols a fourth charged with conspiracy. Robert Manchester was also suspended for being arrested on the same three charges, but he had not appealed the suspension as of Friday afternoon. He has the date lion soaring, the government re- ed annual rate of 10.9 percent, weekend of May 25-28 from the! ported Friday. j compared with H.9 percent FrpHprirk- Wnnlwnrth pslnlp in; rp, I he consumer price index rise the previous quarter. Frederick Woolworlh estate in! Monmouth, Maine. led by higher prices for. Consumer prices last month and used cars, medical ,-osc to level 11.1 percent Rep. McClory told newsmen that three or four committee Republicans are like- Comics .18 18 Daily 3 ;i F.ditorial Features Farm M Financial I" Marion 5 Movies 12.13 Society Sports 1 Stale Television in Wnnl Ads 21-25 higher than a year ago, with the government index at 147.1. This j war i new care, mortgage interest costs, household durables and fresh fruits. it coss Food prices rose a seasonally-! chase a variety adjusted 0.3 percent, slightly] goods and .services more than usual for June in ISB7. much mure moderately than in any other month this year with ly lo vote for impeachment and that it could be much higher. He said only five of 17 Republican members could be counted as .Sixth in How lo pur- definitely opposed to impeaeh- thai cost At a meeting called by the house Republican leadership to where Ihe conimillce Republicans stand, McClory he exception of April, when Non-food items rose an adjust- was one of five members who 'nod prices fell 0.4 percent. '-1 percent, the sixth consec-'eilher said they were undecided I in Two V-rs "liv'' raPifl ''isc- I or declined lo give their views. The spurt of inflation look The rise in the food index another bile out of the purclias-i final nciensc ing power of Ihe average pro- The others were Reps. Butler slowed from a 19.4 percent an- nual rate in the first quarter lo duct ion worker. 3.1 percent in the April-June! Keal spemlabl. period, the smallest pay le earnings, of Virginia. Cohen or j Fish of New York of Maine and Hails- for taxes and inflation, fell 0.1! per- hack of Illinois. Some others >n- dicalcd their position will be de- SPRINGFIELD. III. lAP) Dr. Tolberl Hill has treated his last patient and let his medical license expire. He's 100. Hill tried to end his practice in 1955. the year his wife died. But, since no other doctor practices in Athens, a central Illinois community of lie continued lo see some patients until this year. "You're not going lo gel a young doctor who wants lo practice in a crossroads like this any more." Hill said in an interview. "Your young doctor today is likely Ihe son of another doc lor, who's come from a home where he's had all the com- forts of life, and it would be quite a romedown for him here." Hill's father, who was a doc- population. Wilh the crisis growing. Ihe U. S. navy announced it was postponing return of the carrier I USS America from the Meditcr- lor, moved lo Illinois from jranean and that, its replace- to know imcnt, mc uss Independence, was sailing Friday for Ihe Medi- "But 1 didn't have the privi- jterranean as planned. The car- Tennessee and got Abraham Lincoln. leges of my son and my Hill said. His son practices in San Jose, Calif., and his grandson is a physi- cian in Seattle. Hill moved lo Athens in 1898. Although he neither smokes nor drinks, he attributes his health and long life lo his family heritage. "You're noth- ing without he says. He said he has delivered ap- proximately 2.500 babies in his career. He. says he's enjoying his retirement. But he mused, "Old age is no fun. You lose your hearing and can't appre- ciate Ihe rustle of a silk skirt anv more." jsion lo file the appeal. After Ihe appeal is made, La- Peters has five days lo specify the cause of their suspensions. Within ten days after lhc cause has been specified, the civil ser- vice commission must set a hearing on the appeal. The hearing must be set lo take place in not less than five rier USS Forrestal is already with Ihe 6th fleel in ranean. Britain also has the aircraft! carrier Hermes in Ihe area with ja commando force aboard. In I the past week Ihe Soviet Medi- iterranean fleet has been creating chaotic condi- cd in the general area of 'ions on the route that carries Cyprus. There has been no re- is aireaav Rail Line Blasted BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) (luerrilas blasted the Beira-Tcte railroad line apart in 74 places port of Greek naval activity but both Ihe ('.reek and Turkish1 j armed forces were reported in a j slate of high alert wilh armies 'deployed along their borders. j Turkish Fleet Word of the sailing of Ihe Turkish battle fleet of warships and troop landing barges came (CoiiliniiL'd: Col. fi.) suPPhcs lhn Cabora Basfa dam project. J Chuckle One unlucky loser at the horse races said he bet on ;i hor.se thai was so slow it fin- ished fifth in the race and eighth on the instant replay. Copyright   

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