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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette August 2, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 2, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- ( hance of rain to-ni«ht ending Saturday. 1 ows tonight, mid 60s. Highs Saturday, around 70. VOI.UMK 02 NUMBER 205 CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CK DAIL RAPIDS, IOWA. FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 1974 JOHN DEAN I ASSOCIATED PRUSS. UPI, NKW YORK TIMES YEARS Impeachment Debate I Pled Guilty Will Begin Aug. 19 |nrftWAr.in WASHINGTON (AP) — House There was no immediate ex III VV? Cl I* leaders .shaping plans for the pianation for the delay but it is    ' first presidential impeachment believed Rodino wants more    • debate in 106 years have agreed time to prepare the committee’s | AflC|l||*Slf V to start it Aug. 19, with the first report on the three articles it WW!! jUII CIV ¥ votes coming about eight days approved.    "    * later.    During committee consider- WASHINGTON (AP) — Although final details are still ;dion of the articles, supporters Former White House counsel to he worked out, it appears °f Nixon said they were too John Dean was sentenced Uncertain that live television and vague to permit him to make a day to one to four years in pris-radio coverage will he permit- proper defense. Their efforts to on for his role in the Watergate ted.    amend the articles to make    cover-up. Under arrangements tcnta- Ihem more specific failed, but Dean, tho    principal witness lively approved by the leader- f{odino sai(1 report would, against President Nixon in the ship of both parties Thursday,|incIude factual ^formation that cover-up, pled guilty eight about seven days will be devot- would make il c,oar whal months ago to conspiracy to ob- charges were being brought. struct justice. Rodino said last week the re- .Judge John    Sirica gave Dean port would be ready next Tues-    until .Sept. 3 to put his affairs in day, but it is understood Special order. (Photos on Picture Pape) cd to general debate and three counsel John Doar has request I or four days to voting on the ar-iecj a few more days to prepare tides of impeachment.    ^ The procedures contemplated    Censure Resolution now would not permit any new The IO Republicans who voted articles to be proposed and against impeachment are also would limit amendments to mo- preparing a detailed statement tions to strike the three sepa- attacking the articles and want rate articles or sections of more time to work on it. them.    in    the meeting between th.’ Aug. 13 Meeting    leadership and the rules    com- Debate and voting procedures    mittee. the possibility    of permit- will be formally drawn    up    by    jir]K the house to vote    on a    reso the house rules committee at a meeting set for Aug 13. In ,,ve Minimum Security Sirica said he would recommend that Dean serve his sen- lution of censure as an alternate impeachment was dis- preparation for the meeting, cusse° This was the scene on Nob Hill in San Francisco after a white Lincoln Continental, center, swerved and slammed around the foggy hill, leaving 16 cars damaged and a block each of California and Mason streets littered with broken glass, fenders and chrome shrapnel. The elderly driver of the Continental was booked for drunk driving. Turks Launch Assault On Cypriot Villages Mormons End Ban of Stamp Demise Blacks OS Top Scouts ciJTKTr*'r*rvivr / a r», n . !    I Plans Request For Air Mai fence in the minimum security prison at l/jmpoc, Calif. Sirica handed down the sen- party leaders informally dis- The proposal was    made by    tence    after denying a request cussed the arrangements with ^eP Elbert    Latta    (R-Ohio), a    from    Dean’s attorney, Charles the committee.    member    of both the judiciary    Shaffer, that the    sentencing be Meanwhile, in the senate rules    and *be    rules committees, and    delayed, and administration committee,    reportedly ran into strong oj> Shaffer, said a    new batch of strong sentiment developed to|    petition    from the Democratic    white House tapes being handed leave virtually unchanged the leaders and    rules    committee    over (0 sjrjca under a supreme 106-year-old rules for impeach- members.    court    order issued last month ment trials.    ^uch    a    resolution    would    not be contain evidence which might. Majority Leader Mike Mans- in order unless the rules com-,SUggeS( a light sentence for field has proposed sweeping, mittee permitted it and, with, ooan rules changes but members in- the Democrats holding a 10-5    charge t0 which Dean dicated little support.    efl8e    committee,    there    gUj|ty October car- NICOSIA. Cyprus (AP) - The biggest outburst of fighting since the Cyprus cease-fire agreement was signed three days ago, erupted across the western Kyrenia mountains Friday. Turkish forces advanced into four Greek Cypriot villages that were abandoned after heavy Turkish artillery barrages in the past 43 hours. Fired on Turkish tanks launched a major assault against the sole Greek strongpoint still on the mountains — an artillery defended outpost at the top of Mt. Kvparissouvouno. A U. N. armored patrol at- City Share of 5-in-1 Bridge Nearly Doubles Cedar Rapids News Inflation has hit the proposed 5-in-l bridge and dam. the city council was told Friday. In a review session wi»h officials of the state highway commission, it was confirmed that the city's share of the project costs has almost doubled from original estimates. The Cedar Rapids share is now estimated at $3.428.WK). I he earlier estimate was $1.9 million. There is already $15 million dollars in an escrow account set up by the council so the project could be funded without resorting to a bond issue. The higher costs mean more money will have to be found, probably from revenue sharing and liquor funds, among others. The 5-in-l is a joint city-state project. It will include a dam on • he Cedar river, and two levels of traffic, one carrying I 380 and (Continued: Page J. Col. 3.» Today'*    C Ever since a President of the United States gave all his salary back to the government. the idea caught on and now they’ve got us all doing it.    CopvrttM tempting to go up the mountain was machine-gunned an hour before noon and turned back with no casualties. A car full of reporters traveling behind the U. N. armored car was also fired at by Turkish soldiers. But there were no hits. The fighting was centered at the village of Agridaki on the Nicosia side of the Kyrenia mountain range. Reporters drove to the village at midmorning and watched as Greek national guardsmen retreated from machine-gun and mortar fire. On the other side of the mountain. overlooking the sea, reporters an hour later watched as Turkish tanks traveling an old dusty road just below the crest of the narrow rocky range, fired at the Greek Cypriot strongpoint. Answering fire came from artillery and machine guns. Not Ready Earlier, a scheduled meeting to draw up buffer zones and cease-fire lines under U. N. auspices was postponed because the Turkish representative said he was not ready to attend. The 'l urks appealed for more time. But later, the warring parties agreed on a meeting and Turkey allowed U N. troops back into its area. Turkey informed the U.N that its troops would again be able to move freely in Turkish military areas on Cyprus, manning checkpoints and controls as before, a U.N. spokesman said. The role of U. N. force was expanded in a Security Council resolution approved Thursday night, empowering the force to form a buffer zone between the Turkish invasion force and the Greek Cypriot defenders. The first task facing the 3.484 I N. soldiers will be to draw up cease-fire lines. Fighting spread to the west and south trom the Turkish beachhead in north Cyprus on Thursday. I N. officials reported artillery and mortar fire a mile west of the coastal town of Lapithos. nine miles from the port of Kyrenia. It was the furthest west of Kyrenia that fight- WASHINGTON (AF) - Postmaster General E. T. Klassen said Friday he will probably soon ask elimination of the air mail stamp because the classification now has little meaning. Letters cent with air mail postage “certainly are not getting the kind of treatment the evlra three cents implies.“ he said. He cited an agreement reached last October with commercial airlines to transport by air all first-class mail going beyond surface transportation areas. Since the agreement, Klassen said, and with a 25 percent postage rate hike in between, air mail volume has decreased to the point where the Postal Service could not afford to give such letters special ser /ice even if a faster transportation method were available. Klassen said removal of the 13-cent basic air mail rate would not in itself mean a boast in the rate for regular first-class mail. He outlined his position in a meeting with reporters and Sen. Clark (D-Iowa». Klassen would need to make any such recommendation to the Postal Rate Commission ►SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) -Saying it never intended to discriminate, the Mormon Church Friday revised its policy banning blacks from the top leadership position in its Boy Scout troops. The announcement came just hours before a show-cause hearing in federal court in which the Boy Scouts of America were ordered to explain sanctioning of the church policy. In making the announcement of the policy change, the church president, Spender Kimball.: said. “The guideline regarding the senior patrol leader was notj intended to discriminate against anyone. ‘ However, we nave learned that the guideline is not in accord with the charter from the Boy Scouts of America under which the church operates the Scouting program ” The church had reserved the senior patrol leader post in each troop for the president of the local Mormon deacons’ quorum Church doctrine bans blacks from becoming deacons, the lowest level in the priesthood. The Utah chapter of the NAACP filed a civil rights action last week on behalf of two 112-year-old black scouts who are not members of the church but who. belong to Mormon troops. The suit claimed the church policy was racially discriminatory. A church spokesman said that under the new policy any other Scout as well as the president of the deacons’ quorum could become senior patrol leader if he is better qualified. The church authorities said the amended guidelines would also apply to the Venturer and Explorer Scout programs. The church has denied any deliberate discrimination in its Scouting policy, saying blacks and non-Mormons may hold all other leadership positions in its troops. A White House spokesman cast Nixon “in the role of the underdog” Friday in what he termed “an uphill ... a political struggle avoid impeachment. Deputy Press Secretary Gerald Warren indicated a shift in White House strategy with his comments at a news briefing. Previously Warren and other was little allowed. chance it would be ries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. * Sirica said he was giving Dean a month before beginning his sentence in part because of the illness of Dean s mother-in- Monitor Unit Deans wife, Maureen, was WASHINGTON IAP, - Pres- nm present fw the sentencing ident Nixon asked congress I Asks “Compassion what he « Nixon Asking Wage-Price K «^MingXk“TnceHid    ‘°    «tab'lsh    3 °f of liv- "As I stand her* at the mercy the legal aspects of the im- lnR.Iask force t0 n,on,lor waRP of the court." Dean said to peachment proceeding But, responding to questions and price increases. The task force Sirica before the sentencing, within the    onjy    ^ing    |    asg    for    js    y0ur one. Warren added the v,ew Friday Whi,e H°use, Bouid,b<‘M'an onB°; compassion and understand thal the process is a political lnR ,p ,.0'.our R dRalnsl ini! I have done wrong, ami I inflation, Nixon said in a spe- rea|jxe the wrong that I have cial message to Capitol Hill. done It would have no enforcement was lnvolvfd in a torrup_ power and would not impose ,jon of Rovernmcnl and abusf of direct price and wage controls. hl(!h olfice. To say I am sorry is “We recognize the situation as it exists in the house ... We face an uphill struggle ... a political struggle.” Warren said. He said he was no, conceding 3    ^    .^“inu*    001    1    h,ve    d#0*    eVery’ that the house would impeach . ...    .    .    ,, ,    if    j    .    to    oppose mandatory wage and Nixon but added:    f    you    had    to    _    .    ,    ..    f Gasoline Price of the underdog Rise Announced thing I can in the last 18 months you had to .    ,    . ~    \    -    ...    to    right    the    wrong.    Whatever make odds . . . you’d have to    “    ?I the court judges me, I will con- place the President in the role lh?, wag?SL ™tinu0 lhe same course.’* SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Standard Oil of California has announced a one-cent increase in the wholesale price of gasoline, and the higher price will be passed along to motorists. The company said Thursday that the increase was necessary to offset higher costs of obtaining raw materials from overseas. fully watched, that labor and ...    ., .    .    management be constantly . Warren said his comments ap-    ,    nllK1-    ,u14. tence: . ,    ......    ...    ,    .    aware of public concern in this . loft nmv try trip * political sitna-    ,    r,    ,    ‘Mr area. and that government have the information it needs to per- Shaffer pled for a light sen plied only to the “political situa hon” in the house — not to the outcome of a passible senate trial. Mr. Dean is the one Aho broke the case for the govern . .    ,    „    .    .    ment. Everything else has sup suade labor and management to, .    ,    .    :•    J ^    .int.,    «rr«,t    t0    Pigmented    him    Every    time he Week Delay The Aug. 19 date set for start- do their duty in the effort reduce inflation ” He said Democrats in Secre) $/OO,OOO Gift to Mills Disclosed ing house debate represents a congress appear to be ready “to delay of nearly a week in the reconsider their earlier opposi-schedule Chairman Peter Ro- tion” to his proposal last spring dino announced during the judi that such a monitoring group be ciary committee’s impeachment established, inquiry.    He    said    that,    because    of    the changing attitudes, he was re submitting the proposal that testified, he told the truth. That is becoming more and morp clear.” He said the “single most important factor” in Deans case is that he “attempted to end the cover-up before there was any publicity.” Cooperated Fully Sirica acknowledged receiving congress failed to act on before letters from the special prosoeu-expiration of the Cost of Living tor s office, the house judiciary WASHINGTON (AP) - Two top executive of a Dallas com-p u t e r firm secretly gave $100,000 to the presidential campaign of Rep Wilbur Mills in 1972: the largest donation yet to surface in the Arkansas Democrat’s brief run for the White House. The firm, Electronic Data Systems Corp., processes 75 million health insurance claims annually. Mills is chairman of the house ways and means committee. which is .shaping national health insurance legislation The money was given by Mil-ledge Hart, president of the corporation, and Mcrvin Stauffer, a regional vice-president Hadn t Heard Hart was reported on vacation and unavailable for comment. Stauffer said he gave because (Continued: Page 3, Col. 8 > “I believe in Mills ” Mills told the Mutual Broadcasting System that he had not heard about the contribution until news reports of it. Ile said “No one’s found anything wrong with if and added that he appreciated the donation. He said he saw nothing the executives had to gain because any health insurance program would use bidding for contracts. The money was funneled through 17 dummy committees with names such as Students for, Better Government and Fiscal Sanity Committee on March 30. 1972, eight days before such secret donations were outlawed. Own Pocket The gift, revealed in the open files of the senate Watergate committee, moved into the Mills campaign about the same time that numerous other $100,IKK) donations were being given Pres ident Nixon’s campaign by other corporation executives. Several of the Nixon gifts were later revealed to be illegal corporate donations. The finance vice-president of EDS, Tom Marquez, denied that the Hart-Stauffer gift came from corporate funds. Stauffer said his share came from his own pocket. J. D Williams, a lawyer representing Mills and some of hi* former campaign workers in connection with Watergate in vestigations. said that so far as he knows the money was legal Mills refused to make voluntary disclosure of the sources of his early campaign donations during the presidential primaries, when some other Democratic candidates were making an issue of such secrecy The gilt from Hart and Stauffer was kept under wraps until the Watergate committee made public some bank records of the Mills campaign. Mills Worker The records show that all 17 committees were set up. starting in December. 1971, and con- Council on June 30 Pol ice Case Hearing Set The appeals of five suspended Cedar Rapids police officers will be held next Friday, the tinuing into early March, 1972, civil service commission an-bv a Mills campaign worker, nounced Friday. Terry Shea, who allegedly was All five hearings are set for 8 being paid a corporate salary a rn in the city council cham-during part of that time by a hers. large dairy-farmer cooperative,) The officers were suspended Associated Milk Producers. Inc. after indictments were returned The cooperative pled guilty against them by a grand jury on | Thursday of donating $5,000 die- j charges of obstruction of jus gally to the Mills campaign and lice, perjury, and in some cases | of paying two other employes to conspiracy work for Mills.    The    officers,    who immediately, Hart and Stauffer each gave I appealed the suspensions, are installments of $3,000 to each olj Assistant Chief Wallace Johnson the 17 committees, except thailand detectives Kenneth Millsap, Stauffer gave only $1,000 to one Darwin Ammeter, Donald Ros-to round out the $100.(MXI    dail and Robert Manchester. committee, and the senate Watergate committee declaring that Dean cooperated fully in their investigations. In court, Associate Special Prosecutor James Neal said (Continued: Page 12, Col. 3. ) Today s Index Comics .............. 16 Crossword    16 Daily Record    3 Deaths    ...... .. 3 Editorial Features    6 Farm    7 Financial    17 Marion    5 Movies    IO,    ll Society .................. 8 Sports    ..... 13-1$ State    4 Television    12 Want Ads    19-23 ;

  • Darwin Ammeter
  • E. T. Klassen
  • Gerald Warren
  • James Neal
  • John Dean
  • John Doar
  • Kenneth Millsap
  • Mcrvin Stauffer
  • Mike Mans
  • Peter Ro
  • Robert Manchester
  • Terry Shea
  • Tom Marquez
  • Wallace Johnson
  • Wilbur Mills

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: August 2, 1974

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