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   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 | n r ftWAr . 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-i ec j  a  f ew 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     mi ttee. the possibility    of permit-  will be formally drawn    up    by    j ir ]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 ^ e P 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  sj r j ca  under a supreme  106-year-old rules for impeach- members.    court    order issued last month  ment trials.    ^ uc h     a     resolution    would    not be contain evidence which might.  Majority Leader Mike Mans-  in  order unless the rules com-, SU gg eS (  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     c h ar g e t0  which Dean  dicated little support.     ef l8 e     committee,    there    g U j| t y 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 «^MingX k “Tnce H id    ‘°    « 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     on jy    ^ing    |     as g    f or     j s     y 0ur   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 |j xe  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 l h ?,  wag ? S  L  ™ 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 -    ,u 14 . 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   

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