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Cedar Rapids Gazette Newspaper Archive: July 25, 1974 - Page 1

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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 25, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather- Chaiicc of rain In- night and Friday, tuiiighl, mid 60s. Highs Friday, mid 80s. VOU'MK -..M MBKIi 197 CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CKIMH KAl'llJS, IOWA TiU .11 l.Y 25. ASSlX'IATKiJ 1'Ki.SS. l.'Pi, YORK T1MKS Nixon Says He'll Obey High Court SAN OLKMENTE (AP) Pledging to comply with the s u p r e m e court's Watergate tapes ruling 'In all the disappointed President Nixon has ended weeks of un certainty with the declaration "1 respect and accept tin. court's decision." Special prosecutor Leon Jaworski asked U.S. Judge John Sirica Thursday lo or- der Nixon to turn over with- in the next two to 10 days the 64 tapes and documents the court said Nixon must sur- render. In a motion submitted to Sirica, Jaworski said failure to comply quickly would prevent the start of the Watergate (Photos on Picture Page) cover-up trial Sept. 9, for which Jaworski sought the tapes as evidence. "No Valid Reason" The motion noted that 33 of the 64 conversations "apparent- ly have been reviewed by the President and perhaps other White House personnel." "The government submits that there is no valid reason why the tapes of these 33 con- versations should not be deliv- ered to the court the Jaworski motion added. Of these, 20 were included in the partial White House trans- cripts released last spring, 12 others were given Nixon by ap- pointments secretary Stephen Bull at that time and a partial transcript of one was supplied the house judiciary committee by St. Clair last week, a prose- cutor's office spokesman said. 8-Hour Delay Some eight hours after the court announced on Wednesday ils 8-0 decision that Nixon must surrender the tapes and docu- ments, the President issued a statement of acceptance through his chief Watergate defense lawyer, James St. Clair. Drafted after lengthy confer- ences at Nixon's oceanside home here, the statement ended suspense heightened by weeks of refusal by presidential aides to say whether he would obey an adverse court ruling. "While I am disappointed in the result, I respect and accept the court's decision, and I have instructed Mr. St. Clair to take whatever measures arc neces- sary to comply with that, deci- sion in all the Pres- ident said. Inmates Demand Guns, Threaten 10 Hostages Tossed Out HCYI'SVII.I.K, Texas lAI'j Kay Hnbnrbh of a group of armed Ifi years for inmates .says 10 iicrsons held Kirkpa'rick -aid hostage in state prison here will'that he did not believe lioben- be killed unless the convicts are1 son was an active participant, given automatic weapons, am-: Thc rebels' demands were dr- munition and bullet-proof vests, livered to officials by the prison WASHINGTON i.M'i The Authorities said seven con- c h a p I a i n the Kev. Joseph supreme tour! Thursday struck victs were with thc hostages, O'Hrien. a Roman Catholic down by a 5-4 vote a controver- but one of thc convicts was not'prii-r. who in and out of the sial desegregation plan calling .believed to be an active partici- library several times Wednes- for busing pupils across school pant in the rebellion. day night conferring with Car- district lines in the Detroit area. Broken Off rasco. Carrasco served as a The decision sent thc case Negotiations between the l'oljk'r'" back to L.S. district court in rebel convicts and prison au- authorities said Car-; Detroit, where the plan was ap- thorities were broken off by the hls proved two years ago by the inmates at about 1 a.m. Thurs- of thc llbrar" about laie Judge Steven Roth.' They stud they would start The supreme court said Roth i erred in ordering a desegrega- they did not know where the ,i0n ,md _suburbs v.ilhoilt the were segre- jnient of corrections. One of the. Heart Attack gated i men is guard and the other hos- Tho toflk uj The Iower Murl was dirccted itages are civilian teachers and M formulate a desegregation Johnson. 51, suffered an appar-1 plan for the city itself. Wednesday, brandishing talking again Thursday. lhrcc handguns. Officials said The hostages are seven women and three men. said Dr.; com, ids _L 'Don Kirkpatrick, a s s i s t a n correctional officers al'any as ,0 wh director of thc Texas Pnson do not amls- .suburban districts we librarians. 
                            

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