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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 11, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather— Chance of rain tonight a n (I Thursday. Lows tonight, 50. Highs Thursday, mid Otis. tipidd (IhtjcWe CITY FINAL 15 CENTS VOLUME 92 - NUMBER 245 FORD 124 Jailed 69 Killed as Airliner In Pep Pill Crashes on Landing Drug Raids CEDAR RAPIDS, fOWA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER ll, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, CPI, NEW YORK TIMES WASHINGTON (UPI) -eight-month investigation drug agents in the United States, Mexico and Canada culminated early Wednesday in the survivors to Charlotte Memorial hospital. A hospital spokesman said most of the survivors were] burned. The DC-9 is designed to carry a total of 88 passengers, so the flight was filled almost to ca- Jack Barker in Atlanta, said radio communications with the aircraft were routine up to the moment of the mishap. He said CHARLOTTE, N. C. (UPI) I An Eastern air lines DC-9 jet crashed and burned Wednesday while attempting a landing at 'Charlotte’s Douglas municipal An airport, killing 69 of the 82 peruse sons aboard. “We have received 13 victims I pacify, from    the    crash    and    we have    A Federal Aviation    Adm inis-j been notified that this is the tration (FAA) spokesman in arrest of more than 120 persons.totaj number 0f survivors,” Washington said the plane was! said to be involved in the pro- Haro]d (;reen administrator at approaching runway 36 from the duction and sale of billions °L charlotte memorial hospital, south when it disappeared from pep pills.    told UPI.    the radar screen. “There is no question about it| Thc ^ ^    m    A    n    o    t    he r FAA spokesman. We lave ro en e    .. _ bound from Charleston, S. C., to illegal amphetamine operation fhi ,    0,„    via in this country;” said    Doug    chicago s    0 Hare airport,    via Chandler of the Drug Enforcement Administration.    ^i„ane cr    fat.,    ,    there    had been nothing to in- “We got a couple of    people    in    a    1,1 an    open    'c (    dicate    the plane was in    trouble. i    oc    and one half miles south of thei Mexico who are described as    Fog Patches drug millionaires — they are|a,rpori- drug rich.” said Chandler.! Residents near the airport: The flight was on a radar( “They have also gotten rich said the plane’s engines seemed approach to the airport because1 from traffic in other drugs.” to be functioning properly when of patches of ground fog, but A spokeman for the Drug En- it passed overhead, but that the Barker said the sky was only! forcement Administration said craft apparently was too low. partially obscured and visibility raw materials for the “mini-ben- They said after the piane went was officially listed at 1% nies,” small benzedrine tablets, over, they heard an explosion with a cloud layer at 4.000 feet, came from some of the “biggest and saw smoke billowing into and broken clouds at 12.000. chemical companies” in Europe, the sky.    “Weather was not a prob- The spokesman said 3 billion    Thrown    Free    lem,” Barker said. “I’m not pills, worth about $1.6 billion in witnesses said those who sur- going to say it was not a factor, street sales, have been smug- yjy0d crash were thrown because I don t know, gled into the U.S. from Mexico jree from t^e pjane jnt0 a Qne eyewitness reported hear-each year since 1971.    clump of trees.    ling wh$t he said sounded like “Going To Get More”    Dozens    of ambulances and po- several explosions before the Most of 124 persons in custodyjli™ threaded their way through Plan "ashed and burst into at mid-momin? were in the the morning rush hour traffic US Thev included 98 in this to reach the scene and transport Dense smoxe mnowea up country, 25 in Canada and one!    “ Mexican national in Canada., spokesman Stuart Stromfield said. “I think we’re going to get a lot more.” he added, because of the arrest of persons at raiding sites who were not named in the' 125 indictments, which were Ford Outlay For 85,000 Service Jobs WASHINGTON (AP) - Pres- Dense smoke billowed from the crash scene and ambulances and police had difficulty! | reaching the site because of the ; early morning traffic. Jim Stanley, 19, who was driving near the airport said: “I heard the jet and then I heard, jthe explosion. I ran down into; I the woods and saw a tremen-j smoke. I had1 No Blanket Studied: Act Scott WASHINGTON — President!to the White House press office Ford will consider requests for I concerning Mrs. John Dean’s clemency from Watergate de-'reported statement in reference fendants on an individual basis to pardoning of her husband and but is conducting no present similar public statements in be- study on granting mass par-'half of others.” dons, it    was    announced    Wednes-    %T . ...    ... j    Not Misstated In what apparently was a re- Hushen insisted Wednesday versal of an announcement that he had not misstated the Tuesday that the “entire mat- President’s position in his Tues-ter” of pardons for those con- day announcement. vie ted or charged in the Water- “Did you misspeak yourself gale scandals was “u n d c r yesterday?” a reporter asked. study,”    Senate    Republican!    „No„    Hushen    rcp|jcd ..Did Leader Hugh Scott read a state-,yOU misinterpret what I said?” mew by Ford following a meet- , ^ wou|d n0(    ,he ma(. mg between the President and ter further. "You’ve got the President’s statement,” he said. “That’s    all I’m    going to say I congressional leaders. .Scott told reporters there is "no study going on” at the    , I present on the President s ^ , power of pardon. The President did not dispute Hushen’s claim that he had No Requests Yet    been    authorized    to announce the Scott said that if Ford’s re-possibility of a blanket pardon, pelves in due course applies-,    Nilon    Part0|, :tions for pardon they will be icoasidered    Scott    and House G.O.P. Lead- He said no such requests have cr John Rhodes briefed report- reached the President’s desk. The statement authorized by I ers after an hour and 45 minute meeting with Ford. UPI Telephoto FIREMEN FIGHT ODDS — Denver firemen were hampered by jew wafer pressure as they fought a three-alarm paper company tire. One person was killed and three injured. The building was a total loss. Women, were ^a,V    ba? orc*ered spend- secti0n going into the fog. The By Judy Daubenmicr mg oi $41d million to finance roar    fjre was trcmenj Voters jn the Cedar    Rapids sealed until the raiding parties I    J    “ ™ ,dous funnel of went into action.    ;idcnt Ford announced Wednes-|Secn what looked like the tafl Most of the suspect    ^    ^       _    _________ described as middle-class and ^ 185.OOO Du bl ic service iobs in ,.    ,,    .    _ their 20s. The spokesman said state and local governments    *'    ^mnuuuty school district Tues- he did not believe Mafia figures    B    *    1    Stanley    said upon closer in-day chose two women and one in the U S were involved.    ”e ^a,dDho wll! fsk SecpJl*f>' spection “I saw a girl lying man an incumbent for seats on Arrests were made in Milwau- ?f [;a^r Bre^aiVta ,mme^late' beside the fusilage screaming, the school board, giving the ‘    ...    .•    .    .    Jy disburse $65 million to those There wasn't anything we could! board a majority of women members for the first time. Levy Win in C.R. kee, Minneapolis. Los Angeles, communities in which unem San Diego, San Francisco, payment is highest. Phoenix, Tucson, Dallas, New J gy ^ end ^ montb pord York, Pittsburgh, and Charles-, sajd another $350 million will ton, W.Va., as well as in Mexico made available under the City. Tijuana and Guadalajara, comprehensive Employment Started Early    !    and Training Act. The raids were to have begut.!    ™dp the announcement to at ll pm. CDT. but Stromfeld 'abor    and    s.ena,e and said premature publication 0f house members attending one of the story bv the New York »**«?, of meetings leading to ................. T.mes and the Washington    ViVed    C,CC'riCal    shoCkS    “    Sepa caused the arrests to start two    P    •    •    ra(e    incidents    Tuesday. hours earlier than planned.    To    Double    Number    Officials    in    Fayette In recent days, agents in Los Angeles. San Diego. Min- (Continued: Page 6C, Col. 4.) Eastern Iowa Men Survive Electric Shocks By narrow, margins, voters also approved a plan for elect- Barber tied with Mrs. Rosser in enc precinct, Ellis Y. Mrs Wednesday morning, Norman Lipsky See Precinct vote chart on Page 4 A Two Eastern Iowa men ing future board members from geographical districts and an I expansion of the uses for a 2.5 sur-rn i 11 levy for construction. Voters rejected a proposed half-mill levy for recreation. Curran Rosser in Payette county Selected for three-year terms Ford    said the effect    of    said a Palo man, Chet Squires,    on the board were Curran Wednesday’s action will be    to    36, attempted to remove eiec-    Rosser and incumbent Norman ncapolis and Dallas    seized    at    doubje    tbe number of federally-    trical wires which had fallen on    Lipsky, while Mary Ann Kucera • mmi-hf    nnit*s.    funded    p^j^. service jobs —    to    a dump truck after the truck    captured a two-year opening on 170.000 by w inter.    j had knocked down a power pole, the board. ...    ,    . ,    . J He said that in addition $1.3: Squires came in contact with    T0n    Yote-Getter factories believed to have been bmion m ^ avai,ab,e t0 state theM 220.vclt line and was    Iop least 500.000 “mini-bennies/ Stromfeld said. Also this week. four Mexican the source of all the smuggled polls were raided. Six others were targeted for raids Wednesday. U.S. officials said the entry point for the pills, now illegal except for certain limited purposes. was San Ysidro. Calif., on the Mexican border. Royal Canadian mounted po-lice in Vancouver also helped in|and do|lar the investigation, the spoke man said. and local governments under already-budgeted manpower programs. knocked unconscious Mrs. Rosser edged out Nor- Ford noted that the unemploy-men arrived, a witness, Larry ! ment rate in August w 1 ; cr- Thomas, administered mouth-to- ntation and revived cent and said “we certainly mouth re cannot be complacent about Squires, any American lacking work”: j|( and “the pre for fall use The Arlington fire department man Upsky for honors as top was summoned, but before fire-!votc:«c!l" ,‘n ,hc ceiving 3,361 votes to Lipeky s 3.250. according to unofficial returns. Mary Ann Kucera I Ford Tuesday and delivered by! Scott sa,d ,FardJcalled sfvdral John Hushen deputy press see- congressional leaders including rotary, said Ford was studying h™*’lf Sunday morning in ad-the question of blanket amnesty vancc of 7 ,7°" Pardon aa' for Watergate defendants. it | noumenon! but the decision brought an outpouring of criti- waS S a ne' eism from both Republicans and fosponse lo questions. Democrats in the aftermath of Rhodps sa,d no,hing camP uPln the unconditional pardon giant- >ho morm"g ' cd former President Nixon Sun- xai?.S    N'<tlung /day    J    SAKI. 1 While Hushen would not dab-1 ,ThcrC becn rcPorti> that orate Tuesday, his announce- N’lxon was depressed and that ment indicated that the White ^ord was influenced by friends, House was taking the initiativeiana perhaps members of the in considering pardons for Wa- ^*xon f^rnily, to move compas-tergate defendants, and that a    stately to relieve Nixon of the study involving all such cases    anx,ety facing a possible Wa- was underway.    tergal* charges. Admission No Nixon lie The Ford statement, read by    l’or(^ °^ered Nixon a pardon Scott, emphasized that a study    believing its acceptance would Rosser told The Gazette is conducted on any request be a tacit admission of wrong-she was made for the pardoning of any d°‘n£ and the only way to pleased with the outcome, individual.    sParc the    ,    ,c    a^ony    4of “There certainly were a lot of “However,” Ford added, “no fhe former I resident refusing to people working very hard for inference should be drawn as to!P cad guilty and walking the me,” she said, adding that the outcome of such study iniP‘aiJ In a lr,a*’ accordin8 *° Lipsky.    in    contrast,    had cam- any case. Nor is my pardon of    ^rds lawyer- paigned    .scarcely    at all.    the former President under    There was no deal arranged “I can’t antieinate anv invat!unlflue circumstances stated by before Nixons resignation, said c anticipate any great    related    in    anv    White House counsel Philip Bu- changes betcause four of the m? ,n granting it, related to any    ejc hll    rn veven hoard members are other case that is or may be caea Tuesday as he explained to numbers areiunder studv    reporters    the    behind-the-scenes negotiations that led up to the Hushen concerning ,pa^dof]' .. ..    .    . change everything,” she said. I study of the entire matter of ' (a &<JJ . e par merCy“ Noting the closeness of the P^s‘dential clemency and par-;    n a"     ......"*** vote on the 2 5 mill levy Mrs ^ons was PromPted by inquiries    (Continued:    Page 3, Col. 7.) Rosser suggested voters may not have understood the issue completely. More Input She said she would work for more public input into board decisions and would reexamine the cost we have to make women. The fact that we’re! women doesnt necessarily: “The announcement yester-mean we’re going to go in and day by Mr Propose Funds for Nixon Double Those of Johnson WASHINGTON (AP) sent situation calls of available tools stopped breathing ie vt • Pleased with Outcome Voters ousted cinct! two other Vole To Ask Rocky For Full Disclosure WASHINGTON (UPI) - The senate rules committee voted Wednesday to ask the vicepresidential nominee. Nelson Rockefeller, to make a full dis-! closure of his net financial; worth. Chairman Cannon (D-Nev.) said the disclosure would bt* in lieu of a requirement that Rock- j cfeller place his fortune in a blind trust or sell some of hk ! holdings The committee voted to open hearings on the nomination Sept 23. Today's Chuckle There s one good thing about the new math It keeps children from finding out how little their parents knew about the old.    copyism jven-year times after rescue workers ar- board veteran Robert Barber, rived, but they were able to (giving him 1,844 votes. Finish- 6 precmct ,    ,    ,    ,    m    .    .revive him with oxygen. The in-1 ing fourth was Jan Zonncveld one. He emphasized there will he cic|ent happened near Arlington,with 1.569 votes.    I    Zonneveld    received (Continued: Page 6C\ Col. 4.) \ (Continued Page 3, Col. 2.) I Mrs. Rosser carried 21 pre-1 votes in one precinct, while Lipsky carried : and tied for too in the most Palo, and a 'teacher in the school widely outdistanced the four j other persons running for the! i (Continued: Page 3. Col. 5.) months out of office compare: the funds Lyndon Johnson re- with a total of $! million spent jceived for his period of transit for Johnson during the four tion to private life, government years he lived after retiring as records show.    President Arthur Sampson, head of the Of that total, Johnson re-General Services Administra- ceived about $370,000 for transi- w Deep Nixon Depression Isnt Ended by Pardon WASHINGTON (AP) - A member of Richard Nixon’s family says the former President is “in a deep depression” which was not lifted by the pardon he received. In addition Nixon was said to be in physical pain from a phlebitis condition that had publicly been described as resolved last July, This family member said Mrs. Nixon and other relatives are worried about the condition of the ex-President. The family member sought out a telephone interview Tuesday night, saying “this is something someone should talk about.” but asked not to be identified by name. This person hah seen and spoken with Nixon both before and since he resigned Aug. 9 and talked with him by phone as recently as Monday night. “Something More” This family member knew of no specific physical problem other than the phlebitis, a blood clot which developed in Nixon’s left leg just before his June trip to the Middle East. “From the way reports are coming back from San Clemente, Calif., I just feel there is something more. It bothers me,” this person said “It Is enough to worry Mrs. Nixon The worse it could be. the less he would talk about it. “Iii other words, he’s obviously in pain He's obviously concerned about his liealth but tic s not talking about it. “Emotionally he’s still way down and that’s what bothers me even more, “He is in a deep depression. I would hope the pardon would eventually lift that but I just haven’t noticed that. There w« no sudden elation. “Makes It Worse” “I would hope that it would break the cycle where his mental letdown bears down on t h e physical side, which comes back and makes the mental state worse. “If the cycle were broken, that would give him a chance to take care of things he wants to take care of. I just havent seen that happen yet.” Nixon’s mind, however, re- Thc.“clearly in the national inter- Iadministration proposes to cst,” Sampson says, administration. “I..    .    iwn    1 CSA figures obtained from * to make budget cuts combine the benefits ot two sep-    .    ,    _    .    ..    . 11 UHM.    ems,    .    .j    congressional sources show that we    should    make    cuts    rn    ad- orate laws rn order p provide ,he Nlxon budget [or hjs firs( ,0 ministration,    rather    than    in-Richard Nixon more than twice' structidn,” she said Lipsky. board president for) five of the nine years he has --—    -—---------j been on the board, was out of] and tied for the top in and could not be reached for c omment. Mrs. Kucera, a substitute j tion says funds wdj gJVe j tion expenses and $37,000 in pen-lstrict, N,xotl tde sta{f necessary to sion funds during his first 17 screen his papers and will be of j months out of office. The presi-assistance to the government dential pension has since been and future historians. This is increased to $60,(KM) annually. The Nixon proposal, workM out by Nixon aides and Sampson in an unannounced meeting rn San Clemente, Calif., immediately after the resignation, would take full advantage of both the Former Presidents Act mains acute, this person said. Since the resignation, the former President has discussed his financial affairs with this member of the family. “I went over some things and he kept right up with them. He has a strong mind and it was as strong as ever. He grasped the specifics, recalled them and even caught me upon a few things." Asked Nixon’s feelings about the events that led to his resignation, this family member recalled that Nixon had said the resignation was “abhorent to every instinct in my body.” “Won Out in End” “He is a fighter and he wanted to stay there, but his mind overcame his emotions. His mind and reason, his sense of values, his concern for the country and his &ense of realities won out in the end.” the family member said. “After he made his decision he had to live with that other feeling, though. That s a very taugh thing to do. In talking with him, his conflation is in saying it was the right thing for the country. “One of his pains is how history is going to look back on his administration. But he’s not harboring any bitterness. “The accomplishments of h i s administration are a source of strength, but those are things we talk about with he it CDK the mind. W’hen thinking and comes back to how he’s feeling, it doesn t help.” Solitary Walks The family member acknowledged that Nixon now takes long, solitary walks through his San Clemente estate. “In a sense that’s his normal way of grappling with problems, but you see he’s always grappled with problems in the past where he could come up with a foIu-tion,’* the member said “Here he s grappling with problems out of the past, out of his control, Ifs a question of living with the past ” (Continued: fag ;e 3, Col. 3.) Today's Index Comics ......... ........... 7D Crossword ...... .......... 7D Daily Record ........3A Deaths ......... ........ .SA Editorial Features . . 6A Farm ......... .....It Financial ....... sh Marion .......12A Movies IIC-IIC Society . SH UB Sports I D OD State 1C-3C Television ......a’ Want Ads ... luD-UD ;

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