Cedar Rapids Gazette, September 10, 1974

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September 10, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 10, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather— Chance of rain tonight and Wednesday. Lows tonight 60 to 65. Highs Wednesday, 75 to 80. WM (‘clat- iWmta CITY FINAL 15 CENTS VOLUME 92 — NUMBER 244 CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER IO, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES See Grim Pattern in Patronage WASHINGTON (AP) - Al congressional investigator says alleged improprieties in the L a w Enforcement Assistance Administration may be part of a wholesale subversion of civil service regulations. “We know the Nixon administration had an avowed aim” of controlling the civil service machinery by placing loyalists in high-level career positions in possible violation of federal regulations, said Frank Silbey. an investigator on the staff of Rep. John Moss (D-Calif ). Silbey noted that the Civil Service Commission has found evidence of such practices at the General Services Administration and the Social and Rehabilitation Service. The commission has investigated similar allegations at the department of housing and urban development, the state department, the Small Business Administration and several other agencies, but has refused to disclose the findings, Silbey said. “Ominous Pattern” Ford Considers Action Affecting Everyone Involved in Watergate WASHINGTON (AP) — Pres-ithat listed IO matters now under,ernmcnt; the obstruction of jus-ident Ford Tuesday authorized investigation, in addition to the nce plea by former Nixon aide 'A AinnkPvmnn in annnnnpo fhaf Watnmatu mimr.nn    “mn*,. a spokesman to announce that the question of pardons for all those connected with the Watergate scandals “is now study.” ™g,atCh,C°Ver'UP' 2"“    ,"may I Charles Colson    in the Ellsbcrg prove to have some direct con-!,    .    b nection to activities in    which! karT>lary case,    transfer of the under;Mr. Nixon is personally in-,national security wiretap jvolved.” Acting Press Secretary John1    Not    “Probable” Musher, startled reporters with The memo, to special prosecu- „mc wwte Housc a,dc John the unexpected disclosure and tor Leon Jaworski from his dep- .. said, “I can give you no further uty, Henry Ruth, said:    I    bears    and    misuse    of    information guidance.”    !    “None of thefe matters    at the from the Internal Revenue Serv- Hushen made it clear possible!moment rises to the level    of our ice. records from the FBI to the White House”; wiretapping of pardons were being considered for those already convicted of Watergate-related crimes as well as those who may face trial in the future. Before Sunday? White House Counsel Philip Kuchen had told reporters Sunday no thought had been given to such a question. Hushen said he did not know {Photos on Picture Page) Also misuse of the IRS through attempted initiation of tax audits of White House “ene- *    —UPI    Telephoto WELL-WISHERS — Pupils of Moon junior high in Pittsburgh reach out to shake hands with President Ford as he visits their school after addressing th e sixth international conference on urban transportation. “We have a wholesale pattern which seems to have emerged. a very ominous pattern” of patronage appointments throughout government, he said. Moss has asked Attorney General Saxbe for a justice department review of “the activities ^0,V?r5dactheS0Cia*1v,and Re‘ Twenty-three of the 50 state Ieral basic reasons: habilitation Service with a view    * »n hrinointr nn^ihl* criminal attorneys general disapprove of it was. ill-timed President Ford’s unconditional should have waited until Nixon eral James Carson, a Republi- was accused or convicted of ■ can, disagreed and said he sup- Attorneys General Assail Pardon By Tho Associated Press (proved of the pardon gave sev-jNixon has not admitted to any criminal wrongdoing.” and Ford North Carolina Attorney Gen- climate of equal justice for all would have been better maintained had Mr. Nixon been charged with any of the offenses of which the special prosecutor ability to prove even a probable mies”; the relationship of dairy criminal violation by Mr. Nixon, industry campaign pledges to a but I thought you ought to know, price support change; “a chal-which of the pending investiga- ienge to the Washington Pest tions were even remotely con-,ownership of two Florida televi-nected to Mr. Nixon.”    i sion stations”; “false and eva- Saying he acted with Ja-isive testimony” at confirmation worski’s permission, but with hearings for former Attorney whether the study was launched! J®, underf*a"d‘n« ,‘he White General Kleindienst, “as to before Ford    s Sunday announce-    SS*    "°“'d take Jul1    White House participation rn ment of unconditional pardon    I “,y; ,®u'h*n mad,eft .pub,lc.    lhe    Justice department decisions for former President Nixon. list of the following IO inquiries: about ITT “J think    those factors have    N1Tax    ,ded“"on* 0 a'mcd    .by    ™c 10,h ma‘!er und*r T'5' been taken    into account ” he    on    or the glft of h,s vice*    u8atlon* according to the docu- rephed adding that ”hc init!a ^Pres>dential papers to the gov-Lent, was ••the handling of lion of a study did not meant-—--(campaign    contributions by Mr. pardons would be granted. Cover-Up Trial Asked if he felt the scheduled!B^B **^*BB^BBBB%*    Bad Reaction Sept. 30 trial of six key Water    I    Initial    reaction in congress to gate defendants could go for- D/iff IM §    ti>(‘ ncw Pardon announcement ward in th«- wake of the White liPlHl! Hflltfllltwas adverse House Speaker ;Carl Albert iD-Okla.) said such pardons “would be viewed as an abuse of presidential power.” i Senator Byrd (D-W.Va.) said new pardons “would complete nouncement and its impact on',,    J    »fl    the cover-up of the cover-up.” the American people.    Gazette Leased Mires    Senator    Sparkman    (D-Ala.) In first disclosing the study Israel announced Tuesday said pardons confront Ford with Hushen gave no indication of what a military source called trouble “with the whole field of amnesty.” House announcement, Hushen said, “I believe it can.” Hushen was asked by a reporter if he understood the likely consequences of his an- Israeli Units Begin Golan War Games Charles G. Rebozo for the personal benefit of Mr. Nixon.” who had authorized the state-(the biggest military maneuvers charges."    "csiaen,    cora s ^onau^a.i^iu.^^™^^-    =    "*“*■    a    ™    .he    occupied    Golan    Heights    Impeachment Drive *    fem    -    •aaaiur    Hff&'ss.tr.i    «» “hs.’t *’    na: saws ployes    over    a long period,    could    approve not have    occurred without    some!    “This    action    repudiates    the to violate civil ser-basic American belief that    no for every°ne else man is    above the law,”    said ;neral, trials. the Thinks Ifs Right    The He said that despite the furor s shortly Ohio ministers have called for a conspiracy vice laws and regulations.” ^Iiuictutui, iud no, fkcinsas.    •    | Yitzhak Rabin left by air forr •1 lu J I, , J he nine ky Louisiana. Mas- thepdc,den‘*sUlTl    ! Washington and talks with Pres-1 sPecif?    ™h! isachusetts, Michigan, New Jer-;,[*    Y??    ,    .    P    „    I    lident Ford and other us of- an estimated 2.000 persons dem- ^ivi j _    it’s ln the national interest to were from Alabama, Arkansas, foamer President and another P^seciitc hini further.    Connecticut, Idaho, Kansas. The president and president-.    elect of the National Association Pardoning Nixon raises ques-of AH    General    both    ex-isey    New    Mexico Ohio Pcnn-I -    ---------------------.u.    . Silbey said Moss has received M I c h I g a n Attorney General; Horn about pending Watergate ^ disapproval of thc par. syy;anja sXcarolma, SP^en right in the long run.”    «e«mg    tte a UM    ^    a    professor no justice department response frank Kelley, a Democrat, in a trials.    ’don.    ,    Dakota. Texas, Virginia and,,    s    personal    reac-™<™e East I*'ace conference constitutional law at Western The investigator said “inside statement echoed by many of Those who approved generally “Without Precedent” West Virginia at LEAA have com-!his colleagues.    felt    that    Nixon    had    suffered the right decision and he will be if*"!    and    °'h"    unstated    in    Wisconsin! pained'of similar patronage im- The Associated Press attempt- enough in resigning the pres!- J? ° b ? r LQnU)""id ®! -.“S lowa N#t lleach<'d proprieties    within    the    crime-    ec[    t0    contact    all    50    chief    state    dency    and agreed    with F Ord * „iafin ’ „nd ,, randidatp for    Republicans disapproving fighting agency, which spends |egai officers for their views on that it would be months and rvmorntir eiihprnatorial wcrc from California, Colorado, nearly $1 billion a year for ^e pardon Ford issued Sunday P 0 s s * bl y years before the; .    todav’s nrimarv Montana, New Hampshire and research and state and local an- ancj wfoat it means. Seven were f°rmer Chief Executive could    nardon    “nresumos    both    ^ermon^ ti-crime projects. Silbey de- unreaehable. Of the 43 attorneys gel a fair court trial.    Dixon’s guilt and gives The lone Democrat to approve general who answered, 18 Dem-    “Too Broad”    preference    to    his    status.. . This was from Mississippi. The Re- ocrats and five Republicans    Atmm™ Uennral actio” is without precedent in publicans who approved are ii    aa    said they disapproved; six Re- .w Mmico Attorney General,    fr Arizona. Maine North The    allegations    promptc    pubjjcans    and    one    Democrat.    David    Norvell, a    Democrat, warren Rudman of New    Carolina North Dakota Wash- Moss lo request investigations, ^ fi d u d t com. said he disapproved of the par- ^r*.n a RCDublican ‘and ington and Wyoming ’ f General Accounting Of- m^nf. ;jnH pitxhf thpv had don. “I think it ^as too broad in HampShire a HopubDean and fem anc wyoming. that it    does not specify what, if!the President-elect of the group.    The attorneys general of any, crimes it was    intended to;sa‘^:    the action    G e o r g i a , Hawaii, Nebraska, * _ - - j believe the    Tennessee and Wisconsin had no -(comment.    Those from Alaska, dined to identify his sources. Probe Begun by the uenera, ™,u« v,,-    d    cigh,    said    they    had flee and the Civil Service Com mission. Meantime, the justice department began investigating the allegations Monday at the request of the new LEAA administrator. Richard Velde. Investigators are examining whether regulations designed to give career workers a fair chance at promotions were by-(1 in order to fill top-level mixed feelings. Basic Beasons    cover aside from Watergate and was F,fcma*ure The legal experts who disap-, I think it was premature in that Closed Utility Rate Talks Ruled Out After Protests Light Voter Turnout at Delaware, Minnesota, Florida, Maryland. New York, Oregon Bon to the storm of Hushen replied, “I certainly! would not describe thc Pres-, idem as being surprised. He! knew it would be controversial.” Since the Watergate investiga-J tions began, 39 persons have been convicted or pled guilty and seven others — including former Nixon cabinet members John Mitchell and John Connal-ly — are awaiting trial. More indictments are expected in the weeks to come. Nixon “Crimes” Buchen met with following ment. Buchen said he was not in State university and former assistant district attorney in San Francisco, and Larry Schwartz, history professor at San Diego City college, said on Monday they are forming the impeachment committee. criticism. | movin8 a8a,n- Meanwhile Egypt’s President Sadat said Tuesday that he will hit Israel in depth in case of any aggression on Suez Canal cities, the Middle East News Agency reported. “The canal cities now form    “Ultimate    Cover-Up” Egypt’s depth. Any aggression on them will be met by hitting; -Schaffer termed the pardon Israel in depth,” the agency ^be ultimate cover up,    attempt- quoted Sadat as saying.    mf> 1° foreclose any investiga tion, indictment or trial of Mr. Nixon.” Schaffer and Schwartz both u „    a j    i    were active in the American been notified in advance so The Israeli war games began Monday night. A military spokesman said U.N. forces had Ul ,, .    f , .I , Civil Liberties Union campaign ;e.|Syria could be informed thati^ ^ imn,a„h[n,nf nf NiltSn They C. R. Polls passed in uruci w .u. -k-j- Secretary Simon and other meeting was never really fina-l Balloting in Tuesday s school jobs with outsiders chosen tor    offic^ls reportedly pjan iized “ said a treasury spokes- ^ard election was described as political reasons, said u. i.|------- ^ public    (>om.lman    ajthough    he acknowledged “very light” by election clerks WASHINGTON I AP Trea-j “The decision to close the newsmen Hushen s announce-'"“‘Ifor thc impeachment of Nixon. l f wa P,ann n8 an of‘ They accused Ford of ob-Tensive. Until now, Israel ma- * " f. , Ann,nn and Rhode Island gave no clear j voiced in the pardons study tat'<"uver sincp ‘ho October, IT73, answer.    |said hc pXpfdK Kord ,0 enlistlwar had been confined to the Mxon ana 01 a<!,lr0ylng Unreachable were the attor-, his services in it.    wide,    flat    Sinai    peninsula    ho neys general from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa. Missouri, Nevada, Sept. 3 memo from the Watcr-school ^t^a^<)rna’ and Utah.    gate special prosecution force|^e maneuvers were aimed at field-testine new combat tech- evi- dence through the agreement which gives Nixon ownership of r-”™ —to urge state public utility com-; man, aitnougn ne acknowledged    uj iTtvtw. ««*»( f JI A    rI.    -    /J Berkman. a jus ice P1 1 missioners Wednesday to speed the decision to open it was not contacted by The Gazette short- I OA^Or S #l/77/76Sf V O/O/)0F of taal familiar w th the probe.    J requests made until after protests were !y before noon.    J ^ FAA S from electric utilities    received,    According    to figures from 37 mg charges that ll    message    will    Administration officials, led of 40 Cedar Rapids precincts who objected    nrartirei    o to the practice were transferred or demoted V’elde said there are no allegations of criminal wrongdoing. Berkman said, “at this stage of the game, we’re not aware of any criminal conduct said criminal conduct could be involved if there was a conspiracy to violate civil service regu-j lotions. received. Administration officials, bi* that”the utilities need higher by Simon, have said repeatedly rates to cover their increased that electrical utilities are uncosts, a treasury’ department able to get rate increases fast source said.    enough from state commissions A treasury spokesman saio'to cover their rising costs of sYlbey!nearly HK) state public utility operation. He up Several consumer-oriented groups, including the Environ- of to Today s Index Comics ...... 18 im bl it*, it reversed itself Tues-! Crossword ...... 18 day and decided to admit the Daily Record s press and some consumer rep Deaths 3 resentatives Editorial Features 6 The reversal came after sev Farm It eral consumer groups criticized Financial 19 a closed meeting on an issue Marion 5 that could result in higher elec Mo\ ies .....IS tric rates for consumers Society 8 Thc treasury had not made Sjiorts 15-17 any public announcement on the State 4 meeting, although it was men Television IO tioned in a calendar of events at Want Ads 22-25 the Federal Power Commission, commissioners would attend said the meeting was set to coincide with a conference of mental Action Foundation the National Assn. of Regulate Washington, sent a letter ry Utility Commissioners in Simon Friday asking that con-Hershey, Pa    sumer representatives also be reporting Although th*' treasury first heard at the meeting. A Simon aide responded that P m-consumer groups and the gen-| eral public could make their C. R. Polls Close at 8 p.m. Buchen distributed copies of atween Israel and Egypt.    ,    Watergate    tapes    and allows The Israel! naUonal rad,o sa.d ^ (o dc«(roy (£m afler (,ve new combat tech-1    „    • . .    I    To crant a    pardon for an uv niques on rough terrain.    !    .. . , ®    ‘    A B dividual    who has not even been Serious Phase    !    charged    with    a crime” is un- Rabin's four-day visit Unprecedented in legal history, Washington marks the opening I Schaller said. of a ncw and more serious “Graft over Cancer” phase in the search for a Middle! f    .    .    ....    n____ WASHINGTON (AP) The that, unlike the “full, free and)East peace settlement.    |    ln    ClevJland’    °hl0’    the    R pardon for former PresidentSa b s o I u t e ’ ’ pardon he gave U. S. officials expect his talks1, Nixon has sidetracked a Viet- Nixon, Vietnam offenders must with Secretary of State His- nam amnesly plan President be judged case-by-casc. calc-isinger lo clarify prospects for,    . the next move in thc settlement 0®11®? for a ^P^0131 presiaenuai with the Arabs.    election. At the moment, they say the Unchanged, Aide Says arley and Paul E. Johnson termed the pardon “a skin graft over a cancer” and u)-vuoc, v ail'- j    *•/    ""I, gory-by-category. VFW Appeal    (-“J ‘.'Ac moment they say the1    Watergate    will Ford has sari his program most likely next step is negotia- away. but we are far from includes the setting up of a ci- tion cither to withdraw Israeli I*"®1*- said the Rev. Mr. taricy, jsaid the Wednesday meeing would be closed to the press and to The Gazette, only 1.495 persons had voted by I 30 Lowest Turnout That number is below' the some 50,000 men views on utility rates known at 1.888 persons who had voted by a meeting to be sponsored by j the same time during the 1973! the Federal Energy Administra- school tion Sept. 19-20 Besides Simon, government officials invited to the meeting include Chairman Arthur Burns of the Federal Reserve Board, Director John Sawmill of the board election. Some (Continued: Page 3. Col. 6.) of the where the meeting will be held. Director John Nassikas of Federal Power Commission. the Toflfitf'* Chuckie Sign in the middle of the road: “Road closed Do not enter.” On the other side of the sign was painted: “Welcome back, stupid.” cookdom Ford was to have announced Tuesday. Ford missed his own deadline for announcing terms of conditional amnesty for Vietnam-cra    —®----- „    -r    ----,..«» -.......-    ...........®------- f    .    - deserters and draft evaders be- vilian review board to ad- troops along the West Bank of executive presbyter ot tne nres-cause he was focusing attention indicate individual cases. He the Jordan river or to further oylt‘ry °* Western Reserve on Nixon’s pardon, aides said.    favors “earned re-entry” for the;disengage Israeli and Egyptian    ,.r /rc Now, no tune is set for Ford’s exi|es and war resisters, who troops in the Sinai or to do both|Ulurch 01 tne L    . ine KCV‘ amnesty decision affecting might be required to perform    at once.    Mr Johnson, associate pres- some civilian service for one to rpB(iril|    byter. two vears    General    Agreement    The    Rev    Mr Cirjey told “Complex Questions , ^ YVhite Housc official Bul lllcY stressed in advance Ford in a telegram that a specie President wants    more'said the delay resulted from the    of Rabin’s late afternoon arrival    cia! election was needed    to    retime to consider the complex    need for “getting an awful lot of    Tuesday that the quest for    an;Store the people s trust    in    the questions, said Deputy    Press    complex details put together,”    over-all settlement depends    on    Ford administration. Secretary John Hushen    not from a change in policy.    general agreement among    the    The Wisconsin demonstrators, Several advocates of amnesty The Veterans of Foreign Wars    Arab states and    Israel.    who marched around the state felt Ford’s postponing his deci- appealed to Ford on Monday not    Kissinger will give    Habin,    a    capitol at Madison in protest of sion after the Nixon pardon to relate the Nixon pardon to    I°nner lsrael‘    ambassador    to|the pardon, also called for am- might lead to a broader,    less    amnesty for draft dodgers and    Washington with whom he has    nesty for Vietnam war draft conditional program for    the    deserters. They said    the Presi- (workcd close,y ln the Past> ^    evaders, a token memorial for Vietnam group.    dent should leave it    to military    assessm(>nl ,°n Kissingers talks    the overthrown Aliunde govern- But, Hushen emphasized    that    and civilian courts    to decide    bere with King Hussein of Jor-    ment of Chile and an anniversa- Ford has not changed his view whether leniency is warranted. I (Continued: Page 2, Col. 3.) (Continued: Page 3 Col. 7.) ;

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