Cedar Rapids Gazette, September 26, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

September 26, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 26, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- tonight with lows In the mid Bus. J'nrlly cloudy if i- j a y witli In Hie luw 80s. VOLUME 02- NUMBER 200 CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, TI1UHSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES By Associated Press The biggest danger former President Nixon now [aces is the possibility of a new, larger blood clot breaking loose in a vein in his leg and lodging in the lungs. If such a clot were big enough, it could kill him. The dime-sized clot now lodged in a blood vessel in the right lung is "a potentially dan- gerous situation but not crilica at this Dr. John Lungrcn told a news conference on Wednesday in Long Beach Calif. "There is a very good chance of recovery but it will lake some Lungrcn said at Memorial Hospital Medical Center of Long Beach, where Nixon went on Monday foi treatment. Through Heart A hospital spokesman re- vealed the clot had passed through Nixon's heart before lodging in the lung. If it had blocked a heart artery, it could have been fatal. Lungrcn said Nixon look news of the gelatin-like clot "as he normally takes anything else it's another problem." Such a clot called an cmbo- lus kills lung lissue around it. The size of the dead lung area in Nixon's case was not disclosed. Doctors not connected with Nixon's case said on Wednesday Ihc most acute danger from the clot in Ihc former President's lung probably has passed. Ever-Present But there is an ever-present danger that a new clot arising from the thrombo-phlcbitis in Nixon's left leg might become dislodged and make its way through veins and the heart to blood vessels in Ihe lungs. If the clot were big enough, it might block the pulmonary urtc- ry that connects the heart with Ihe lungs. Such a blockage could produce death in minules. If it were smaller and blocked blood flow to one lung but left Ihc other free, Nixon's life might be in extreme danger. But doctors might have time to attempt surgery or perhaps use a new cxpcVimental drug that has shown promising results in removing large' clols in the lungs. Can't Predict Doclors lack definitive meth- ods for predicting if such a new, larger clot might form. But the danger is a constant consider- alion in a patient such as Nixon, who has a history of recurrent thrombo-phlebitis. Nixon's current medical Iron bles began last summer when his phlebitis flared up. For reasons doctors don't un- derstand well, a blood clot formed in a vein near Nixon's left knee. After Nixon returned from a trip to Ihe Middle East, his per- sonal physician, Dr. Waller Tkach, said Ihc clot had become fixed to the wall of the vein. No Pain Bui after Nixon resigned, Ihc phlebitis returned. Indications were the clot or clols were present in deeper veins in his thigh, .symptoms cf a worsened condition. There has been speculation thai stress on Ihc former Pres- (Conlimied: Page 3, Col. II.) Today's Index Comics Crossword Daily Record Deaths Editorial Features Farm Financial Marion Movies Spnrls Slate ,11 .11 :t :i G :m 32 is 22 ..lli-20 ..25-28 23 31-39 Tclcphoto U.N. FASHION NOTE That headdress is enough to give anybody a headache. Uganda's Ibrahim Sa'Galiangela certainly brightens things up in the U.N. General Assembly as he listens to debate. COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) "War is said U.S. District Judge J. Robert Ellioit in a post- script lo his decision reversing William Galley's conviction in the My Lai massacre. In voicing his opinion at the end of Ihe official ruling on Wednesday, Ellioit said. "War is war and i'. is not unusual at all" for innocent civilians, such as the My Lai victims, to be killed. "It ha? been so throughout recorded he said. "It was so when Joshua look Jeri- cho in ancient biblical times. "Now Joshua did not have charges brought against him for tlie slaughter of Ihe civilian pop- ulation of said Ihe judge. "But then Ihc Lord was with Joshua, we arc told." Drowned .lews When Russian troops occupied Ihe Polish border city of Polotsk in 1565, Ivan the Terrible- or- dered Hie entire Jewish civilian population drowned, said Elliott. He said, that in World war II, "Churchill ordered Ihe RAF nighttime saturation bombing u! German cities, and Eisenhower had his bomber armada carry on the slaughter by day." Elliott said that half a million Germans were killed, "yet Chur- chill was acclaimed as the great man of Hie 20th Century and Eisenhower was twice elected President. Hiroshima "Then Truman bombed Hiro- shima, leaving dead, most of whom wore women and children, but he was later elect- ed President." Ellioit noted that Gen. William Sherman said, "War is hell." The judge added: "As he marched through Georgia lo Union sainthood he proved I____" Elliott said that Sherman Accused of Piaffing Deafh Of Fellow Board Member waged war wilh "admitted cat ciliated cruelty and he did so wilh the grateful blessings of his Commander-in-chief, who die not suggest that he be court but sent him the message. "God bless you ant Ihe army under your com- mand." Instead of being condemned from the podium and pulpit, the judge said Sherman "was glori- fied, idolized, beatified anc sanctified. In 1884, he barely es- caped being nominated for President." Owe Him Fair Trial Ellioit added, "War is hell, and when we take a young man inlo the army and train him lo kill and train him lo lake orders and send him inlo a strange foreign land to follow the flag, and he then in the wild confu- ;ion of combat commits an acl which, long after the cvcnl, is made Ihe basis of a capital criminal charge, simple juslicc demands that he be treated fair- ;.v by Ihe press, by his govern- ment and by the branch of Ihe icrvice in which he served." EAST ST. LOUIS. III. (AP) Charles Merrills, who referred lo himself as "Ihe boss" when ic was re-elected president of :hc East St. Louis school board, ivas held in Ihe county jail Thursday on a charge of con- spiring lo murder a fellow board member. Merrills, 08. was arrested wilh Donald Hodges, 211, after icwlay ly a federal grand jury on .-liarges of plotting In kill Clyde lordan. who has opposed Mer- in school mailers. Hodges is a former city em- iloye. Hiinil Bolh were also indicted on .'ounls of violating Jordan's civil They were held in ion of bond. Jordan, publisher of the week- inn la.sl week, claiming he had >een issued on his life, federal The indictments alleged the defendants jointly contracted lo pay for .Jordan's murder. U. S. Attorney Henry Schwarz said Ihe man they contracted In do Ihe killing was an undercov- er FIH agcnl. Tin' indictments charged Mer- rills conspired lo have .Ionian murdered so the board pres- ident could advance a .scheme lo "extort things of value from suppliers and contractors doing business" with Ihc districl. Kickback Probe The grand jury has been in- vestigating alleged kickbacks lo government officials by conlrac- "pummcled and pilloried tainted by television government denied him access lo evidence his pleas lo Ihe department of justice went un- answered his conviction was o be a cathartic lo cleanse the lellent to improve the army's mage." Elliott ended his opinion wilh: lim a fail- trial." a fair Sadat Gives Up Premier's Post ISTANBUL (AP) A Soviet guidcd-m i s s i 1 e destroyer ex- ploded and sank in the Black Sea, Istanbul port officials said Thursday. The semi-official An- atolia news agency said there were no survivors but gave no indication of how many IT were aboard. The authoritative British pub- lication Jane's Fighting Ships shows thai a comparable Amer- ican destroyer carries about 350 men. Turkish naval sources said the ship exploded Wednesday but Anatolia said in a later report that the disaster oc- curred two weeks ago. Turkish port sources said the destroyer belonged to the Ka- shin class. Kashin class vessels were the first warships in Ihe world to rely entirely on gas turbine pro- pulsion for quick acceleration, but they have been rapidly out- dated by later accord- ing lo Jane's. Nineteen of (he ships were built in Leningrad and Nikolayev. The Guinness Book of World Records says the worst peace- time disaster involving a mili- tary ship occurred in off Cape Cod, Mass., when the U. S. nuclcar-p o w e r e d submarine Thresher was lost wilh all 1.29 aboard. The worst wartime naval dis- aster occurred in 1045 off Dan- zig when a Soviet submarine sank Ihe German ship Wilhclm Guslloff, killing men. Chief Justice Quits i 'ospital WASHINGTON (AP) Chief Juslice Warren Burger was re- leased from Belhcsda Nava hospital Thursday after five days of treatment for bicycle accident injuries. A supreme court 'spokesman said Burger would recuperate al "a resort area where therapy facilities will be available." The chief justice plans lo re- turn lo Washington in lime lo preside over the opening of Ihc court term Oct. 7, the spokes- man said. Burger, C7, fell from his bicy- cle Friday night after being grazed by a passing car which did not stop. He suffered shoulder and nose dislocations, a broken finger and other inju- 'Unbelievable to Me, Hh Counsel Asserts COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) "I don't have a battalion to storm Ft. Leavenworth and take him one of William Galley's al- torneys said about the army's efforts to slay a federal judge's order freeing Callcy. "it's unbelievable to me that the army would just out and oul say they're not going to release the said J. Houston Gor- don, the 28-year-old Tennessee lawyer who has been the driving force behind Galley's fight for freedom. "The judge's order is to release the man forthwith, and I understood that meant im- mediately." Galley, 31, remains in discipli- nary barracks at Ft. Leaven- worth, Kan., Thursday while the army moves lo appeal U.S. Dis- trict Judge J. Robert Elliott's decision overturning Galley's murder conviction in the My Lai massacre of Vietnamese civil- ians. Recommends Slay The army has said it also will recommend that the justice de- partment, which acts for it in cases before federal civil courts, move for a stay of El- liott's order to release Galley. The former army lieutenant "will not be released from con- finement pending a decision on these the army's announcement said. Elliott ordered Callcy released once before, on bond last Febru- ary, but that order was revoked by a higher court when the army filed an appeal. Callcy "Cool" Gordon said Galley learned of Judge Elliott's ruling by radio. "He heard it with a great deal of the lawyer said. "I think he is pleased that final- ly during Ihis cnlirc ordeal, there has been something posi- tive for him." Callcy reacted "in a calm, cool and collcclcd Gordon said. "He's an amazing person in lhal said Gordon, who spoke with Galley by telephone for 15 or 20 minutes on Wednes- day. Galley hopes to be released from Ft. Leavenworth "in a few him in custody. It's nothing more than the arrogance of the army which has been displayed throughout the Galley case." If an appeal is made, it will irobably be taken to the 5th U.S. circuit court of appeals in New Orleans. Galley was convicted years ago of murdering at least 22 My Lai villagers. He original- ly was sentenced to life impris- onment, but that sentence was later reduced lo 10 years. To Supreme Court? Gordon said that if Elliott's decision to free Galley is over- ruled by the appeals court, he I take it lo the supreme court. Henson said if the army wants a stay, it should first apply to Ellioll. "There are no extraordi- nary circumstances would alleviate the w h i normal course of applying to the districl he said. Henson said he could not con- ceive of the appeals court ruling without the army first seeking a stay from Elliott, "although con sistently in the Galley case the unusual has been the rule ralhcr than Ihe usual." Ellioll spent three months re viewing more than 50 volumes of transcript of Galley's court martial, one of the longest in U.S. military history. He also watched hundreds of television tapes, and read newspapci stories, books and magazine ac- counts of Ihc My Lai case. A key issue of his ruling over- turning Ihe conviction was pre- trial publicity that Callcy was held up to the world "as a midg- et monster murderer who went about on his own slaughtering innocent civilians, willy-nilly for the 'pleasure of the experi- ence Vigil on Kennedy Children Due to Kidnaping Threat WASHINGTON (AP) Secret service agents guarded the chil- dren of Sen. Edward Kennedy and the laic Sen. Robert Ken- hours, and not a mailer of for more than a week this uays, Gordon said. "Incongruous" Kenneth Henson of Columbus, another of Galley's attorneys, said: "It's incongruous that you re- lease draft dodgers and de- serters and expedite their re- lease and continue to imprison a man whom a U.S. judge said had his constitutional rights vio- alcd in his trial and conviction. "It's presumptuous to keep lo do' with guns.) Returned Mrs. Bcllz, speaking in a barely audible voice and oc- casionally sobbing, said Nowlin and Conner came back ilo her apartment at about 2 a.m. Tom MASON CITY Two wit- icsscs Thursday morning tcs- ilied that George Nowlin told hem he was involved in the dllings of Maureen Connolly ind Michael Scrvey. Nowlin, rural Keystone, is on rial here for the murder of Miss Connolly March 10 in Jones county. The trial was noved here from Anamosa on a change of venue. Mabel who described he defendant as her boy friend, said Noivlin and Alwell Conner; overnight, at her Cedar tnpids apartment. ;M a r c h Ihc two men allegedly picked ind Wore ithorc. off and on .larch She said they talked of 'robbing a place" thai Saturday light. Sawed Off Gun Also, according lo her Icsti- nony, the two sawed off a ;un at her residence March 0. Nowlin. she claimed, told her "they had killed Iwo teenagers" and that "Connors had raped a girl." She said the defendant report- ed they were "going to rob a place and seen two teenagers were hem." month because of a kidnaping threat, treasury officials said Thursday. The tiircal was made in the Boston area and most or all Ihe children who came under pro- tection were apparently in the Ihe Boston area at the time. Edward has three children and Robert had 11. It was nol known how many were placed under guard. The threat was so serious that White House Counsel Philip Buchen gave his personal ap- proval for Ihe protection and was kept personally advised of developments, officials said. A source close to the invcsliga- ;ion in Boston saiil threats were made against "all children of Kennedy blood." Treasury Un- dersecretary Edward Schmults said a child of a Kcnnody-in- law, Actor Peter Lawford, was also afforded protection "for a WASHINGTON (UPI) A conservative Republican, sena- or has challenged Rockefeller's explanation of his financial assets and .suggested the vice- iresidential nominee be re- quired to sell some of his hold- ngs if he is confirmed. Although not saying he would oppose Rockefeller on the floor, Sen. Helms Thursday became the firsl member of the senate to challenge the Rocke- 'eller nomination. Later, black revolutionary An- gela Davis and critics of liberal- ized abortion laws called for Rockefeller's rejection. Attica "Massacre" Miss Davis testified as co- chairperson of the National Alli- ance Against Racist and Politi- cal Repression. She accused Rockefeller of the "massacre" at New York stale's Attica pris- on, where 43 persons died dur- ing a 1971 prison uprising, most when guards and state police stormed the prison. Criticism of Rockefeller for approving liberalized abortion. arid then blocking its repeal, was prestnlcd lo llio panel by Edward Golden, immediate past president oE the National Right to Life Committee, and Charles E. Rice, a Notre Dame law professor speaking for the Unit- ed States Coalition for Life. B o I h termed "permissive abortion" the nation's most im- porlanl domestic issue. j lead-off witness at the fourth day of Rockefeller's con- firmation hearings, posed 20 questions he felt were left unresolved in the former gover- nor's testimony. One of the questions touched on an allegation made in a re- cent book that Rockefeller and his Brother, David, chief operat- ing officer of the Chase Manhat- tan Bank, "conspired to sign a secret stipulation defrauding the bondholders of the Tri-Boro Bridge and Tunnel Authority of their legal rights in the matter of the (merger of the regional oublic transportation agencies n 1967." Not Answered "Questions of the Rockefeller financial holdings and their re- ation to other holdings of the Rockefeller family and their 'oundations have not yet been satisfactorily Helms said in a statement prepared for he hearing. "A blind trust is an inade- quate safeguard because of Ihe ligh nature of the office in- he said. He noted that last candidates for "lesser of- such as former Defense Secretary Charles Wilson, had Schniulls said the been required to divest them- kic, I selves of holdings. provide details of the exact na- .ure of Ihe threat, whether it was received in (he mail or by phone. up Miss Connolly and Scrvey on] highway 218 in south Cedar blood on a pants cuff, which he asked her lo wash, and had a shotgun wilh blood on it. Refused threat was first received ScplJ was a prc-Watcrgatc era, and these stringent requirc- could nol were imposed for lesser Helms said. "Congress should take no action lo approve a nominee who docs not meet Ihe most stringent safeguards The turmoil our nation has just gone through deserves no less." The questions submitted by Helms also covered possible conflicts of interests, the abor- tion issue and Rockefeller's record as governor of New York. Nominations for dent Ford announced Thursday he is nominating David K. E. Bruce lo he ambassador In NATO and (Jen. Fred Wcyaml to hi' army chief of staff. Hrurr, former I'nvov r Parade o[ Praise Rockefeller wound up his 2'.: idays of testimony Wednesday Ihc American liaison offic I only mv 23.1101) slu- Sadal Thursday relinquished the premiership he held since March 2B, and turned it At about 10 p.m., she Although sllc also asked inuccl, Nowlin and Conner re- ('lra" Ml's- turned lo her apartment with saying slid Steve Martin, whom to do hy said was reportedly 'who becomes a presidential as-' Britain, West Gcrmaiiv' :lnd llu Baring a On March (In later testimony, "lf if of staff his first deputy premier for Ihe admitted lo being in on the "nl he l.'i.sl. five months. planning, bill ho] K'oiiliniicd: Page 3, Col. li.) -.Sept.-I parade of congressmen and sen- ators nraiso Hie former New Chuckle. I'D I'll her ww ;