Tuesday, August 20, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 20, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Chance ot rain to- night and Wednesday. Low tonight, 65 to 70. Highs Wednesday. 85 to 90. VOLUME SK M.'MBKH 223 CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CKDAR RAPIDS, IOWA. TUESDAY, AUGUST 20. 197-1 ASSOCIATED PRESS, I'PI, -NEW YORK TIMES By Associated Press Warrants were issued in Nico- sia Tuesday for the arrest of three persons in connection with the slaying of the U. S. ambassador to Cyprus, Rodger Davies. Davies was killed during an anti-American riot at the em- bassy in Nicosia on Monday, and Greek, Turkish and Cypriot leaders expressed shock and abhorrence over the slaying. The names of the three suspects and further details of the police investigation into the riot were not disclosed in an of- ficial Greek Cypriot government statement, announcing the issue of the warrants. Diplomatic sources in Nicosia, contending Davies was deliberately assassinated, said all of the 40 or more shots fired at the building were aim- ed either at Davies' office or his apartment. The sources said at least two gunmen were involved and that they used military weapons. They said they believed the arms may have been Soviet- made AK-47 automatic rifles. These are the weapons issued to Cypriot national the Greek guardsmen. U. S. sources in Nicosia said the embassy might be closed temporarily, and an official said unessential -files were being burned "to make the job quicker if we decide to go." But there was no indication from the state department in Washington of any such action. Lindsay Grant, the embassy's second in command, was flown from a vacation in Scotland to replace Davies. were these other devel- opments in the Cyprus situa- tion: The British government in London announced it began a new initiative toward resuming Cyprus peace talks by sounding out the possibilities for com- promise with Cyprus President Glafcos derides. It said simi- lar diplomatic contacts were planned with Foreign Ministers George Mavros of Greece and Turan Gunes of Turkey, and Rauf Denktash, the Turkish Cypriot vice-president of Cyprus. A Greek air force source in Athens said France has flown 44 Mirage jets to Greece for the Greek air force in addition to military equipment already shipped to Greece in the 1 a s t month. But a spokesman for the French embassy in Athens denied the planes were shipped. The civilian government in Greece increased its authority over the military by firing tlr? commander-in-chief of the arm- ed forces and his eight top of- ficers and replacing them with foes of the ousted military junta. Secretary of State Kissinger said Turkey had expressed will- ingness to negotiate a with- drawal from part of the 40 per- cent of Cyprus its troops have occupied. Turkish troops that pushed south cf Nicosia over the week- end held their positions but, made no significant Little fighting wa.< Monday. The Turks in Famagusta handed over 150 Greek Cypriots Indictments Of Officers Are Upheld By Roland Krekcler Motions to set aside indict- ments against five suspended Cedar Rapids police officers and one former officer have been overruled by Linn District Judge William Eads. In a ruling Tuesday the judge noted a difference between the grand jury status in these cases and the status in a 1971 decision of the Iowa supreme court. In the previous case, he said, the high court said the grand jury could not be extended into another year because the per- sonnel of the grand jury were ineligible to serve beyond that calendar year, and therefore the grand jury was composed of illegal jurors. "All for 1974" In the case at hand, he said, grand jurors were all jurors for 1974. He said it would "be contrary to the spirit of the unified court system and the modern desire to have substance prevail over form to hold a grand jury must end whether it has completed its business or not on the last day of the term. In the words of current diplomatic language, this court will 'tilt' for common sense." Defendants Indicted for alleged- perjury and obstruction of justice in an alleged conspiracy to injure the reputations of other officers are Public Safety Commissioner James Steinbeck, a former de- tective, and Wallace Johnson, Robert Manchester, Darwin Ammeter, Kenneth Millsap and Donald Rosdail. All but Johnson are also charged with conspira- Attorneys for the defendants indicated the possibility of ap- pealing the ruling to the Iowa supreme court will be discussed with the defendants. Earlier the questions raised in ;he motions were taken directly :o the supreme court, which in- lormed the defense that the matter should be ruled on in district court before being con- sidered by the high court. Impeachment Inquiry Ends WASHINGTON (AP) The louse quickly passed without debate Tuesday a resolution to accept its judiciary committee's 'inal report on the case for its jroposed articles of impeach- nent against former President Nixon. The house vote was 412-3. Vot- ing no were Reps. Landgrebe Montgomery (D-Miss.) and Passman The vote signaled the end of ihe impeachment inquiry. A vote to accept the report cannot be translated as an en- dorsement of the committee recommendations. ALBANY (AP) "The vice- president is standby equip- Nelson Rockefeller usec to say. "I don't think I'm cul out to be a No. 2 type of a guy." But that was when Rocke- feller was a live candidate for the presidency, back in 1964 and 1968. Now, the vice-presidency of- fered him by President Ford is probably Rockefeller's last chance for national office. Still, nobody who watched the multi-millionaire's career as governor of New York could deny that he does not appear to be "cut out to be a No. 2 type of a and that might make 'last winter. Wirephoto President Ford Introduces Nelson Rockefeller as His Choice for his tenure in the vice-presidencj an interesting one. Eye on White House For 15 eventful years', Rocke feller dominated New York state politics and governmen like a titan. He obviously rel- ished the power he acquirec and took a zestful pride in the things 'he accomplished with it. And through it all he kept his eye on yet more power the job in the White House. When he resigned as governor last December, he did so under a carefully contrived plan to pul himself in position for one finai try at the White House in 1976. He was 65 he is 66 now anc would be 68 in 1976-but he is as ambitious and vigorous as ever. Commission Head He left the governorship and the difficult task of retaining it this November to Malcolm Wil- son, his tireless and loyal lieu- tenant governor. Rockefeller went off to head the Commission on Critical Ihoices for Americans, which lie set up and financed to study emerging world and national problems. The commission was to give him a platform for travel and speaking engagements across 'he nation. From those, he aoped, he would emerge as the man most likely to lead a Re- publican party demoralized by Watergate to victory in 1976. But presidential resignation got in the way. When Richard Nixon gave up the White House to Gerald Ford. ie made Ford the almost cer- ;ain Republican nominee for 1976. Should Ford choose not to House Votes Standard Time For 4 Months WASHINGTON (AP) A bill to take the nation off year-round Daylight Saving time was ap- proved Monday by the house, 383 to 16, and sent to the senate. It provides that clocks be set aack one hour on the last Sun- day in October and then set forward again on the last Sun- day in February. Unless congress passes other legislation, this four-month change will revert next year to the traditional formula of six months of Standard and six months of Daylight time. Year-round Daylight Saving ;ime was adopted last year as a fuel conservation step during he energy crisis. The Federal Energy Administration esti- mates the energy saving under ;he new bill will be close to the 1 percent achieved nationally President's Amnesty Talk Stirs Debate on Degree of Fomiveness omber." Hill said the sun apparently ouched off a reaction in a ruckload of two types of chem- cals butyl hydroperoxide and methyl ethyl kctone perox- dc. They had been sent to a plas- ics manufacturer about seven miles southeast of Los Angeles Mit the delivery was refused, ind heat started an "aceelerat- ng reaction." Today's Chuckle Education is a wonderful thing. If you couldn't sign your name, you'd have to pay cash.