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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 , atC h, C ° Ver ' UP ' 2"“    ," may  I Charles Colson    in the Ellsbcrg  prove to have some direct con-!,    .     b   nection to activities in    which! k ar T>l ar y case,    transfer of the  under;Mr. Nixon is personally i n -,national security wiretap  jvolved.”  Acting Press Secretary John 1     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 ? r 5 da c theS0Cia * 1 v, 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®,  under f* a " d ‘ n « ,‘ he  White General Kleindienst, “as to before Ford    s Sunday announce-    SS*    "°“' d take  J ul1     White House participation rn  ment of unconditional pardon    I “ ,y ; ,® u ' h * n mad , e  ft  . pub,lc .     lhe     Justice department decisions  for former President Nixon. list of the following IO inquiries: about ITT  “J think    those factors have     N1  Tax     , 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 *     u 8 atlon * according to the docu-  rephed adding that ”hc init!a ^P res >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  P ardon  announcement  ward in th«- wake of the White liPlHl! Hflltflllt was  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  w h a t 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 ever y° 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-  the p d  c , d en‘*sUlTl    ! Washington and talks with Pres-1  s P eci f?    ™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 .  sy  y ; 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  L Q  n  U )"" id  ®! -.“S  lowa N#t lleach< ' d  proprieties    within    the    crime-     ec [    t 0     contact    all    50    chief    state    dency    and agreed    with F Ord * „ iafin  ’ „ nd  ,,  ra ndidatp for    Republicans disapproving  fighting agency, which spends | e g a i 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-  anc j  w fo a t it means. Seven were f°rmer Chief Executive could    nardon    “nresumos    both    ^ ermon ^  ti-crime projects. Silbey de-  unreae hable. 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     pub jj cans    and    one     Democrat.    D avid     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  R CDublican  ‘ and  ington and Wyoming ’  f  General Accounting Of-  m ^ nf .  ;jnH pitxhf thpv had don . “I think it ^as too broad in Ha mp  S hire 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. |  movin 8  a 8 a,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.     m f> 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 Nilt S n   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  i ized  “  said a  treasury spokes- ^ a rd election was described as  political reasons, said u. i.|------- ^  public    (>om .l man    ajthou gh    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 n 8  an of ‘ They accused Ford of ob-Tensive. Until now, Israel ma- * " f. , A nn , 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 enlistl war 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     r I.    -    /J  Berkman. a jus ice P 1 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    Clev J land ’    ° hl0 ’     the    R   pardon for former PresidentSa b s o I u t e ’ ’ pardon he gave U. S. officials expect his talks 1 ,  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 the 1     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 oy lt ‘ r y °* Western Reserve on Nixon’s pardon, aides said.    favors “earned re-entry” for the;disengage Israeli and Egyptian    ,. r  /r c   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 Cir j ey  told  “Complex Questions , ^ YVhite Housc official  Bul lllc Y 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  P ast > ^    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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