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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 26, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weal her- Fair tonight with lows In the mid 50s. Partly cloudy F r I d a y with filths in the low 80s. Vol AIM K 92    NI \U{ KH 200 Os) KU bittie upitb Ohtjctte CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CK DAR RAPIDS, IOWA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES ARNY New Clots Main Peril For Nixon By Associated Press The biggest danger former President Nixon now faces 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 dangerous situation but not critical at this time,” Dr. John Lungren told a news conference on Wednesday in Long Beach, Calif. “There is a very good chance of recovery but it will take some time,” Lungren said at Memorial Hospital Medical Center of Long Beach, where Nixon went on Monday for treatment. Through Heart A hospital spokesman re- j 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. Lungren said Nixon took news of the gelatin-like clot “as he normally takes anything else — it’s another problem.” Such a clot — called an embolus — kills lung tissue 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 j the most acute danger from the clot in the former President’s lung probably has passed. Ever-Present • But there is an ever-present danger that a new clot arising from the thrombo-phlebitis in Nixon’s left leg might become dislodged and make its way through veins and the heart to blood vessels in the lungs. If the clot were big enough, it might block the pulmonary artery that connects the heart with the lungs. Such a blockage | could produce death in minutes. If it were smaller and blocked blood flow to one lung but left 1 the other free, Nixon's life! might be in extreme danger But doctors might have time to; attempt surgery or perhaps use! a new experimental drug that! has shown promising results in removing large clots in the! lungs. Can’t Predict Doctors lack definitive methods for predicting if such a new,: larger clot might form. But the danger is a constant consideration in a patient such as Nixon. who has a history of recurrent ; thrombo-phlebitis. Nixon’s current medical troubles began last summer when his phlebitis flared up. For reasons doctors don’t un- j derstand well, a blood clot formed in a vein near Nixon’s! left knee. After Nixon returned from a trip to the Middle East, his personal physician. Dr. Walter Tkach, said the clot had become fixed to the wall of the vein. No Pain But after Nixon resigned, the phlebitis returned. Indications were the clot or clots were present in deeper veins in his thigh, symptoms of a worsened condition. There has been speculation that stress on the former Pres- (Continued: Page 3, Col. 8 ) Tell Loss Of Soviet Destroyer 'Unbelievable to Me/ His Counsel Asserts COLUMBUS, (la. (AP) ‘I him in custody. It's nothing don’t have a battalion to storm more than the arrogance of the Et. Leavenworth and take him I army which has been displayed out,” one of William Calley’s at-1 throughout the Calley case.” torneys said about the army’s| if an appea i j s mac j e . it will ! efforts to stay a federal judge’s probably be taken to the 5th A Soviet j order freeing Calley.    U.S. circuit court of appeals in guided-m iss 11 e destroyer ex-1 “j^ s unbelievable to me that New Orleans, ploded and sank in the Black: t h e army would just out and out say they the man ISTANBUL (AP Sea, Istanbul port officials said Thursday. The semi-official Anatolia news agency said there were no survivors but gave no indication of how many men were aboard. The authoritative British publication Jane's Fighting Ships shows that a comparable American destroyer carries about 350 men. Turkish naval sources the ship exploded Wednesday but Anatolia said in a later report that the disaster occurred two weeks ago. Turkish port sources said the destroyer belonged to the Kashin class. Kashin class vessels were the Calley was convicted 3'Y Helms Asks Rockefeller Sell Assets WASHINGTON (UPI) _ A conservative Republican senator has challenged Rockefeller’s /’re not going to release | years ago of murdering at least explanation I, said J. Houston Cor- 22 My Lai villagers. He original- i assets and of his financial My Lai villagers. He original- assets and suggested the vice-don, the 28_ycar-old Tennessee! j y was sentenced to life impris- presidential nominee be re- Inunmf u?Ha Hat’ hAfin tho Hrnnnrt I  ____  1___*    iL        I    *     v quired to sell some of his hold- lawyer who has been the driving jonment, but that sentence was force behind Calley’s fight for | i ater reduced to IO years, freedom. “The judge’s order is    _ to release the man forthwith. To Supreme Court.’ and I understood that meant im-j Gordon said that if Elliott's mediately.”    [decision    to free Calley is over- Calley, 31, remains in disciple j ruled by the appeals court, he J nary barracks at Ft. Leaven- : will take it to the supreme said , worth, Kan., Thursday while the court. ings if he is confirmed. Although not saying he would oppose Rockefeller on the floor, Sen. Helms (R-N.C.), Thursday became the first member of the senate to challenge the Rocke- The army has said it also will first warships in the world to recommend that the justice de-rcly entirely on gas turbine pro- payment, which acts for it in pulsion for quick acceleration,ic a s e s before federal civil but they have been rapidly out- courts, move for a stay of El-dated by later flosses, accord-1 liott’s order to release Calley. ing to Jane’s. Nineteen of the The former army lieutenant ships were built in Leningrad!“will not be released from conand Nikolayev.    finement pending a decision on The Guinness Book of World these recommendations.” the Records says the worst peace- J army’s announcement said, time disaster involving a mili- Elliott ordered Calley released tary ship occurred in 1963 off! once before, on bond last Febru-Cape Cod. Mass., when the U. S. ary, but that order was revoked nuclear-p 0 w e r e d submarine j by a higher court when Thresher was lost with all 1291 army filed an appeal, aboard. The worst wartime naval disaster occurred ui 1945 olf Danzig when a Soviet submarine sank the German ship Wilhelm Gustloff, killing 7,700 men. Chief Justice Quits Hospital army moves to appeal U.S. Dis-; Henson said if the army wants feller nomination, trict Judge J. Robert Elliott’s| a stay, it should first apply to Later, black revolutionary An-decision overturning Calley’s s Elliott. “There are no extraordi-    .    ,    ...    . murder conviction in the My Lai nary circumstances which’ gela Davis and cntlcs of hbcral * massacre of Vietnamese civil- would alleviate the normal * ze(1 Portion laws called for ians.    course    of applying to the district j Rockefeller’s rejection. Recommends Stay I court,” he said. Henson said he could not conceive of the appeals court ruling without the army first seeking a stay from Elliott, “although consistently in the Calley case the unusual has been the rule rather than the usual.” Elliott spent three months reviewing more than 50 volumes of transcript of Calley’s court-martial, one of the longest in U.S. military history. He also watched hundreds of television tapes, and read newspaper! u, J stories, books and magazine ac-l  _______ I counts of the My La! case. I ^    ^ Callev “Cool”     A    key    issUC of his ru,ing over-1*** thcn n ,    . j r- ii , i„ n ,„ a    turning the conviction was pre-1 was presented to the panel by Judge Elliott** ruling bv radio     !ria! pubI * city “ tfiat ( ' alle Y was Edward Golden, immediate past hErt    *?“    ““ , a Wdent of the National of pleasure.” the lawyer said. I*L^T^hTSffiJS.ZEI 10 U, « Committee, and Chart*. •I think he is.pleased that final- jnnoccm dviUans wi f y . nUly g l E - _ R ‘«. a Note Dame law there has been something posi-1 pl    pc Attica “Massacre” Miss Davis testified as co-cnairperson of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. She accused Rockefeller of the “massacre” at New York state’s Attica prison, where 43 persons died during a 1971 prison uprising, most when guards and state police stormed the prison. Criticism of Rockefeller for liberalized abortion, blocking its repeal, tive for him.”    _ Calley reacted “in a calm. ...    ..    ..    . cool and collected manner,” Vigil OTI 1x6111160 V 'War Is Hell,' S    ays Calley Judge Children Due to Kidnaping Threat —UPI Telephoto 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. __________I    WASHINGTON    (AP)    - Chief I Gordon said Justice Warren Burger was re-1 “He’s an amazing person in [leased from Bethesda Naval'that regard.” said Gordon, who hospital Thursday after five!spoke with Calley by telephone days of treatment for bicycle for 15 or 20 minutes on Wednes-COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — .dered the entire Jewish civilian i waged war with “admitted cal- accident injuries.    day. “War is hell,” said U.S. District population drowned, said Elliott, lariated cruelty and he did so a supreme court spokesman Calley hopes to be released uivit Judge J. Robert Elliott in a post-! He said that in World war II. j w ' tb tbe grateful blessings of his sa id Burger would recuperate at from Ft. Leavenworth “in a few an( j    rqi^ R en . script to his decision reversing;“Churchill ordered the RAF commander-in-chief, who did|*- a resort area where therapy hours, and not a matter of ne( j v f or more ^ an a week William Calley’s conviction in nighttime saturation bombing of n °t suggest that he be court-; f a cilities will be available.”    days,” Gordon said. the My Lai massacre.    German    cities, and Eisenhower martialed,' but sent him the! The chief justice plant, to re-    “Incongruous”    month because of a kidnaping In voicing his opinion at the had his bomber armada carry message, “God bless you and i turn to Washington in time to Kenneth Henson of Columbus, threat, treasury officials said end of the official ruling on on the slaughter by day.”    army    under    your    com-    preside    over    the    opening    of the another of Calley’s attorneys. Thursday. Wednesday. Elliott said. “War is Elliott said that half a million I niand,”    i    court    term    Oct.    7,    the    spokes-)    said:    The war and it is not unusual at all” I Germans were killed, “yet Chur- Instead of being condemned i man said innocent civilians, willy-nilly, I professo ' r    f cd States Coalition for Life. Both termed “permissive abortion” the nation's most important domestic issue. HelmSj lead-off witness at the fourth day of Rockefeller’s confirmation hearings, posed 20 questions he felt were left WASHINGTON (AP) - Secret unresolved in the former gover-service agents guarded the chil- n0r s testimony dren of Sen. Edward Kennedy One of the questions touched on an allegation made in a recent book that Rockefeller and his brother, David, chid operating officer of the Chase Manhattan Bank, “conspired to sign a secret stipulation defrauding the threat was made in the bondholders of the Tri-Boro It s incongruous that you re- Boston area and most or all the J Bridge and Tunnel Authority of for innocent civilians, such as | chill was acclaimed as the great [from the podium and pulpit, the) Burger, 67. fell from his bicy-l lease draft dodgers and de-1 children who came under pro-1 their legal rights in the matter the My Lai victims, to be killed, man of the 20th Century and judge said Sherman “was glori- cie Friday night after being sorters and expedite their re- tection were apparently in the '°f to* merger of the regional “It has been so throughout Eisenhower was twice elected fled, idolized, beatified and grazed by a passing car which lease and continue to imprison aj t h e Boston area at the time. public transportation agencies recorded history.” he said, “it President.    isanctified. In 1884. he barely es-)did not stop. He suffered man whom a U.S. judge said; Edward has three children “ n 1967 ” was so when Joshua took Jeri- 1    Hiroshima    caped being nominated for shoulder and nose dislocations,!had his constitutional rights vie-Robert had ll. It was not cho in ancient biblical times. * “Then Truman bombed Hiro- President.**    a broken finger and other inju-1 lated in his trial ami conviction, j known how many were “Now Joshua did not have I shima. leaving 80,000 dead, Owe Him Fair Trial j r ' es ‘_  ___  It    s presumptuous to rcpjunder guard. charges brought against him for j most of whom were women and J gm 0 ** *aa*>a “War is hell     !    ^ eat    was 80 serlous tbat the slaughter of the civilian pop-;children, but he was later elect-L* whcn we takc a young man ulation of Jericho, said the cd President.    I- judge. “But then the Lord was Elliott noted that Gen. William | with Joshua, we are told.” Drowned Jews When Russian troops occupied the Polish border city of Polotsk in 1565. Ivan the Terrible or- Sherman said, “War is hell.” The judge added: “As he marched through Georgia to [Union sainthood he proved I it....” Elliott said that Sherman Accused of Plotting Death Of Fellow Board Member into the army and train him to kill and train him to take orders and send him into a strange foreign land to follow the flag, and he then in the wild confusion of combat commits an act which, long after the event, is made the basis of a capital criminal charge, simple justice Witnesses Say Nowlin Admitted Two Killings By Tom Fruetiling MASON CITY - Two witnesses Thursday morning tes-that George Nowlin told them he was involved in the “didn t want anything to with guns.) Returned demands that he bi* treated fair- tilled Iv bv the    press, by his government and    bv the branch of the .......    ..    ® killings    of    Maureen    Connolly and Michael Serve) . Nowlin, rural Keyston ervice in which he served.’’ Elliott said that instead Calley alleged the,was “pummeled and pilloried is the murder March IO Mrs. Beltz, speaking in a barely audible voice and occasionally sobbing, said Nowlin and Conner came back to her apartment at about 2 a rn. March IO. Nowlin, she claimed, told her in “they had killed two teenagers" provide details of the exact na- Jobs ’ ,lelms said- “Congress here for Connolly Jones county. The trial was [and that “Conners had raped alture of the threat, whether it was moved here from Anamosa on a girl.”    received    in    the    mail    or    by change of venue.    She    said the defendant report- phone. Mabel Beltz, who described,cd they were “going to rob a| the defendant as her boy friend.Aplace and seen two teenagers Today s Index Comics ............. ...... 31 Crossword ....... 31 Daily Record ...... ....... 3 Deaths .............. ....... 3 Editorial Features ... ...... 6 Farm ........ ...... 30 Financial ...... 32 Marion ......... .......IS Movies 99 . , . tm* Society .............. ... 16-20 Sports .......... 25-28 State ........... 4.5 Television ... 29 Want Ads 34 31 EAST ST. LOUIS, 111. (AP) —. The indictmei Charles Merritts, who referred defendants jointly contracted to J by the press ... taunted auditorial to himself as “the boss” whenjpay $2,500 for Jordan's murder, tainted by television ... his)Miss he was re-elected president of U. S. Attorney Henry Schw arz I government denied him access the East St. Louis school board, said the man they contracted to I to evidence ... his pleas to the was held in the county jail do the killing was an undereov- department of justice went un-Thursday on a charge of con- er FBI agent.    I    answered ... his conviction was spiring to murder a fellow The indictments charged Mer- to be a cathartic to cleanse the board member    Jritts conspired to have Jordan I national conscience    and the im- i said Nowlin and    Atwell Connerjand they thought they were Merritts. 58. was    arrested j murdered so the board pres-; pellent to improve    the army’Sj S taycd overnight    at her Cedar going to call the law    on them.” with Donald Hodges, 28, after,ident could advance a scheme image.”    Rapids    apartment    March    8    So the two men allegedly picked both were indicted Wednesday to “extort things of value from; Elliott ended his opinion with: and were there    off and on up Miss Connolly and    Servey on by a federal grand    jury on I suppliers and contractors doing “His country not    only denied i March 9.She said    they talked of highway/ charges of plotting to kill Clyde j business” with the district.    him a fair trial — it even denied I‘Tubbing    a place” that Saturday' Rapids Jordan, who has opposed Mcr-j .    ^    | him    a fair chance for a fanlight trial.” Not Answered placed) “Questions cf the Rockefeller financial holdings arid their re- n     !alion    t0    ot her    holdings    of    the White House Counse Philip    ,    ..     b ‘ d l    u    J.    Rockefeller    farm    v    and    their Buchen gave his personal ap-    .    i proval for the protection a.ld, was kept personally advised of "    “T    “j 1 ™ developments, officials said. I * 2 * n i "  P A source close to lite investiga* i f.. Yit a ,    •    , . lion in Boston said threats were 1 t    J 1 ras    is an lr ) a    e ‘ made against "all children otlff safc « uard because of the Kennedy blood." Treasury Un-N h " a,u / e <*     offl « dersecretary Edward Schmults vol ' cd :._ i 1 * said , Hc .‘! oted that [said a child of a Kennedy-in-1^ law, Actor Peter Lawiord, was; also afforded protection “for a short time.” Schmults said the kidnap threat was first received Sept 13. He addl'd that hi* could not candidates for “lesser orifices,” such as former Defense Secretary Charles Wilson, had been required to divest themselves of holdings. “This was in a pre-Watergate era, and these stringent requirements were imposed for lesser Nominations for Bruce, Weyand 218 in south Cedar . rifts in school matters. Hodges is a former city employe. $250.(NIO Bond I Both were also indicted on'tors in return for favored treat [counts of violating Jordan’s ment in awarding of bids. held in The grand jury has been investigating alleged kickbacks to, government officials by contras ScluBt GmVGS Up Premier's Post WASHINGTON i API - Prest-1 dent Ford announced Thursday he is nominating David K    E. Bruce to be ambassador    to NATO and Gen Fred Weyand to bi* army chief of staff. Also, according to her    >«U-|“toigun    wiIh“blSid‘5tF    “““    '    tonner envoy    to mony, the two sawed off a shot- B    Britain,    West Germany and gun at her residence March    9.    T    Fiance, has served as chief    of At about IO p.m., she    eon-    ,    Although    .'-lie    was    also    asked    ([ u , American liaison office    in Sawed Of! Gun lcivil rights. They were held in After I lieu of $250,000 bond.    April, Merritts Jordan, publisher of the week-boss. I will ly “Monitor” newspaper in East friends lie is St. Louis, sought police protec- chain of liquor I lion last week, claiming he had taxicab firm. arc Mrs. Beltz said Nowlin had blood on a pants cuff, which he tasked her to wash, and had a (shotgun with blood on it. Refused Although she was also asked to clean the gun, Mrs. Belt/ laid, she refused, saving she re-election last;    .    Itinued,    Nowlin and Conner re- w    me    gun,    mis.    bciiz, Peking said: “I am the CAIRO (UPI) — President turned to her apartment with 8 a ! ( !', refused, saying she Bruce would fill the post being hire only my Sadat Thursday relinquished the Steve Martin, w hom Nowlin*, ,, wan * tything to do with [vacated by Donald Rumsfeld, the owner of a premiership he held sine* •*& was reportedly “scared” 11 -    who becomes a presidential as-! bores and a March , 8 , l9;:i ^ turned „ about their plans to use guns in     f    " ^ .Ulan. Knday ..    .    the    robbery.    .nowun tom mr, connir ana vVeyand, now army vice-ehjef learned a murder contract had There are about 23,1X8) stu-j nve *    Higazi,    |     ( j n    latcr    testimony.    Martin    ^ lar,111 <    . 11 thcy got . caug ’ ‘[of staff, would succeed Gen been issued on his life, federal [dents and I,KH) teachers in the[first deputy premier for the admitted to being in on the rob- |H ‘ 8 0t P icke(1 up ’ whcn hc ^ 0| Creighton Abrams, who died authorities said.    district.    [last five months.    bery    planning, but said he (Continued: Page 3, Col. 5.) ‘Sept. 4. should take no action to approve a nominee who does not meet the 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 abortion issue and Rockefeller’s record as governor of New York Parade of Praise Rockefeller wound up his 2 1 2 days of testimony Wednesday mornuig, and the committee spent the afternoon hearing a parade of congressmen and senators praise the former New York governor. 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