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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette September 27, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 27, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Clearing tonight, lows in upper 30s. Partly cloudy Saturday, highs in middle 60s, Chi1 (techie l\npicb VOLUME 92 — NUMBER 260 SUMMIT CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Conner Says Nowlin Murdered C. R. Girl By Tom Fruehling MASON CITY - His alleged accomplice testified Thursday afternoon that George Junior Nowlin of rural Keystone alone raped and killed Maureen Connolly of Cedar Rapids in rural Jones county. • Atwell Junior Conner of rural Bertram, who already has been convicted of first degree murder for his part in the girl’s death, testified he was in the back seat of an automobile near the Old Morley bridge near Anamosa with Michael Servey when Nowlin committed the acts. Conner, who has served about one month of his life sentence in the state penitentiary at Fort Madison on the murder conviction, was the prosecution's final witness in this trial, moved to Cerro Gordo county on a change of venue. The state rested its case following his testimony. After more than an hour of conference with lawyers, Judge John Hyland at 11:15 Friday morning, recessed the trial until Monday at 9 a m. He said the defense, which is that the jury is prejudiced by their actions. Continual Guard Security, generally, has been relaxed at the trial, although Nowlin has continually been guarded by at least one law enforcement official. He has been convicted of the murder of Michael Servey and has been at the men’s reformatory in Anamosa since March. Judy Kay Williams, a speech pathologist from St. Luke’s hospital in Cedar Rapids, sat next to Conner as he testified and repeated his answers so the court could understand them. Conner has a severe speech impediment. Questions by Judge Judge John Hyland questioned Conner at length on his understanding of his right not to testify against himself. The judge advised the Bertram man, who still faces trial in Linn county for Servey’s death, that any testimony freely given may be later used against him. Conner’s own two court-appointed attorneys were present scheduled to begin its case, had in the courtoom while he tes- problems with the transportation of its witnesses. State Rests Judge Hyland said Friday afternoon that the trial may be tified. Conner said he had been “drinking too much’’ on Friday, March 8, and stayed overnight at the apartment of Mabel Beltz Demos Attack Ford s Position WASHINGTON (AP) — Pres- visers are urging their cor-ident Ford convened a summit porate clients to raise prices in conference on inflation Friday anticipation of government con-by again ruling out wage and trois, Ford termed such sugges-price controls and condemning tions “most unfortunate.’’ those who “seek to take some Ford said he does not have advantage” of economic uncer- authority to impose wage and tainty.    price controls “and it is not Ford declared in his opening likely for such authority to be in remarks that there is “no mira- existence ... in the foreseeable cie cure” for the nation’s eco- future.' nomic ills, then listened while Ford said, “I do not intend to congressional leaders, govern- as^ f°r and that he does not ment officials, economists and anticipate congress voting it. labor leaders outlined proposed    Rebuke battle plans.    Tbe Democrats’ criticism of Top congressional Democrats Republican policies brought a criticized administration eco- mild rebuke from Senate nomic policies as inadequate. |G.O.P. Leader Hugh Scott. “We Controls Applauded are here in good faith, not to “Credit curbs alone are not practice politics but to exhibit enough. Budget cuts alone are sensibility,’’ said the Pennsyl-not enough,” said Senate Major- vania Republican, ity Leader Mike Mansfield.    ton. Tower (R-Texas) said it Sitting at Ford's side, Mans- was. ,wr?nK !» blame the ad' ministration for economic prob- —UPI Telephoto SUMMIT KICKOFF — President Ford opens his long-heralded economic summit conference at the Hilton hotel in Washington. Visible in the front row are, from left, Sen. Tower (R-Texas), Sen. Scott (R-Pa.) and Speaker Albert (D-Okla.). The others are unidentified. field drew loud applause as he outlined a nine-point program, that would include mandatory wage, price, rent and profit controls, a public works job program, and rationing of energy and other scarce materials. The senator's most innovative lems. “All of us are to blame,” he said. “Congress as well as the executive. Democrats as well as Republicans, business as well as labor.” After Ford and the congres- .    ,    ..sional    leaders spoke, the idea was for ‘'indexing.” That;hundreds of confereos‘~ a hote, concept ties wage increases and ballroom beard , f tax levels to the mf anon rate so !membfrs of k, on b j. over by “midweek”, but added Cedar Rapids. He had spent *'    ♦Levi    A«tA*%iMrr    L    tliilL he could make no firm statement as to its length. Defense council stated that its presentation will take “one or two days.” One of Nowlin’s attorneys said he planned to call about five witnesses. He would not comment on the nature of the planned defense. But in questioning of various state witnesses the defense has stressed Nowlin’s mental state, particularly when he was drinking. Distinct Differences At Nowlin’s first trial in Story county, at which he was convicted for the murder of Michael Servey, no defense was presented by the mans same two attor-nevs. that evening, he reported, with Nowlin. To Monticello He said the next morning Nowlin, Steve Martin and he went to Monticello to look at a place Nowlin and Martin planned to “break into” Sunday night. Conner continued that later, on March 9, he and Martin went to his home to pick up a shotgun that Nowlin had asked him to keep. They did not retrieve the firearm, he claimed, because his “old lady didn’t think it was a good idea to take it.” Nowlin — positioned on the floor of the back seat — later returned with them, and the weapon was picked up. Conner Doubt Rocky Senate Unit Drops Nixon Decision on Action Prior Maid, Butler, Cuts Funds Galley Off J"O Election    WASHINGTON (UPI) — A fine their activities to “direct *Xi| ^^Oficlciy after-tax and ness and fjnance income of WASHINGTON (AP) complexity of Nelson Rockefeller’s tax returns seems likely to delay senate action on his vice-presidential nomination until after the November elections, informed sources said Friday. WASHINGTON (UPI) — A fine their activities to “direct senate subcommittee voted transition acts, rather than per-t— The Thursday to deprive former form chores in the household.”) PORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan President Nixon    of free    maid    The senate subcommittee ap-    “ The army’s    possible appeal and    butler service and    cut    by    proved $55,000 for ll months of    of the reversal    of William Cal- more than half a requested Nixon’s pension, plus $200,000 jky’s My Lai massacre convictor one-ehot transition expenses    Lon will force    the former lieu- such as moving.    tenant to wait    until Monday to A requested $110,000 for a    learn the status of his court-or- vault and guards to protect Wandered release. $850,000 in federal funds to finance his return to private life. The subcommittee voted unanimously to cut the request Regarding the change in said. strategy for the present trial. After getting back to Cedar one of Nowlin’s lawyers said Rapids, Conner continued, the there are “distinct differences” j three men went to K mart to in the two alleged crimes and in buy a hacksaw, and Nowlin the facts of the case.    sawed off the barrel and stock The defendant was. for the of the shotgun and named the first time in this trial, visibly weapon “short shorty. ’ nervous as Conner testified.    Kept Two Guns Cerro Gordo county sheriff s Pe sajd jsjowijn later that day The sources said that audits J0 $128,000, a figure expected to tergate tapes and papers was! Chief Judge John Brown of disallowed.    y    g    Fifth    circuit    court    of of Rockefeller’s taxes being pre- to approved by the full appro-pared for the senate rules com-‘prisons committee next Thurs-mittee, which ended its publicity- hearings on Thursday, won’t be Chairman Montoya (D-N.M.) ready until at least the third week in October. That was the estimate earlier of the senate appropriations subcommittee noted that Budget Typewriters Out    appeals in New Orleans Thurs- The subcommittee also threw day granted    a    four-day delay in out the government’s plan to carrying out    a    lower    federal provide Nixon s 14-membcr staff TOUrt order    that    Ca|lcy    ^ re. ti?iii"* 77    01    AA that the real, after-inflation workers remain steady no matter how severe inflation becomes. Ford hinted at tax cuts for the poor so no group is “called upon to carry an unfair share of the load” and both Mansfield and House Speaker Carl Albert agreed on this point. But they assailed other Ford policies. “The administration has spoken of the old-time religion” in coping with economic problems, Albert said, declaring that this falls “short of what the' nation needs.” Mansfield said “in all candor! “Tough Process” . Treasury Secretary Simon said the panel members “were all realistic about the cure. They know it’s going to be a .tough process.” Panel members indicated little interest in renewed wage land price controls, but did I speak of the need for more jawboning and stronger enforce-if, merit power. in c ec Harvard economist Otto Ek-stein was blunt about the future: “The economy will suffer a recession, whicfi seems to be the price we have to pay to bring inflation under control.” Sylvia Porter, a newspaper deputies later said his behavior put them in a difficult position, since they are charged with providing security yet do not carried the gun in his belt. He also testified that Nowlin kept this shotgun and another one loaded at all times and had want to appear w> restrictive;^^ ^ ^ car Saturday night, March 9, Conner said, he and Nowlin went to taverns on Sixteenth avenue, both together and separately. At about ll p.m. or midnight, he said, Nowlin told him they were going to an establishment Kidnap American Woman Diplomat SANTO DOMINGO (API — i Terrorists Friday kidnaped Bar-;™ h£»w.y 2I8 in south Cedar bara Hutchison, director of the Enroute, he testified. Nowlin U. S. Information Service here. jspotted Miss Connolly and Ser- A television commentator said vey walking on the highway and the kidnapers phoned him and made a L-turn to go back to said they wanted ii million ran-,tbem- ^ als0 «'<1 Nowlin, who .    „    ,... was driving, told him to get in som and freedom for all pohti- L back sca| an(J (hfn threw cal prisoners in the Dominican ushorl shorty” back to him. Republic in exchange for her    Tossed    Back release.    Conner    claimed    he    tossed    the It was the first kidnaping ever gun back into the front seat. of a female U. S. government saying, “I don’t have no part official.    with guns.” Miss Hutchison, 47, was seized; After forcing the two young a..„v Miv    Director Roy Ash testified shoejwith 77 typewriters. 21 sofas, 44 .    . ,.f    .    . „ in the week by Chairman Ro-,shining and housework by the; desks and 186 chairs.    j    leased    lortnwitn. dino (D-N.J.), whose house    judi-    servants was freeing Nixon for    How can 14 workers use 77    n S act,on came    m,nutes won’t    even■    transition activities at San Cle-    typewriters? Montoya asked.    ,after    Solicitor General    Robert Arthur Sampson, head of the Dork authorized the army to General Services Administra- seek the delay, tion, told Montoya’s subcommit The four-day stay is to allow _ tee he is unsure just how many the army lime to prepare a typists there will be. He said the    .    ,    ,,    ,    . Montoya said the subcommit-114 re8ular employes may bel .. . ‘°" LfI lee would insist in its report to    supplemented temporarily by    *hllc    " decides whether    to ap- the full committee that all of ■some on loan from other gov-peal. Nixon’s federally-paid staff con-1 ornment agencies and by volun-) Calley was ordered freed on *eers    Wednesday by U.S. District . Th®aad/^ltrati10n’s1 reiucst Judge J. Robert Elliott of Co-for $8d0,000 already has been .    .    11£, r. ,    .    .    .,    4 chopped by the house appropri- r .. ,’    1    '    ’    * ru at ations committee to $398,000, in-Calleys r,ghts t0 a falr tnal ciary committee    ,.,v» start its hearings until after the mente, Calif elections. However, Chairman Cannon (D-Nev.) of the senate panel had been hopeful the material being prepared by the Internal Revenue Service for the joint committee on internal revenue (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) In Ash Can “Mr. Ash said that,” said Montoya, “and we threw it in the ash can.” Reversal of Ban on Trade Concessions Asked were violated during his court- cluding the $60,000 annual pen-    uurmg si„n and soc IXIA in. Sat,partial 3', years ago. guaranteed any former President. One of Calley’s lawyers, Kenneth Henson, commented that Cost $3,000 in 1953 as she left her office, put in a car and taken to the nearby Venezuelan consulate. The gunmen then broke into the building. taking her with them. Police immediately cordoned off the building, where the kidnapers were reported holding other hostages. Commentator Alberto Amen-gual, who reported the demands of the kidnapers, remained in telephone contact with them. There are an estimated 35 political prisoners in the country. Reports conflicted as to whether there were four or five men involved in the kidnaping. All were said to be armed with submachine guns. Miss Hutchison is a native of Delaware people into the car — Miss Con-(Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.) Today s Index Comics .............. ...... 18 Crossword ........... IM Daily Record ....... I Deaths ..... .......3 Editorial Features .. _____ 6 Farm .............. ...... 12 Financial Marion . ... 7 Movies 10,11 Society .............. ...... 8 Sports ....... ... 13-16 State ...... 4.5 Television ... 17 Want Ads........... ... 21-25 WASHINGTON (AP) — The    j Czechs under    which the full debt state department has appealed    would be forgiven in exchange to the senate finance committee    for payment    of $&).5 million    5350qqq    sought    for    Nix-l"'f    (toy haven’t decided on apio reverse a vote barring trade    over 12:    years    ^ trawUion    is in addition to    peal. they are    a little early in concessions to Czechoslovakia    Very    Unfortunate    the eslimated    $622,000 annualiaPP*yin£ for a    stay, lf Solicitor until that nation pajs postwar| In exchange the U. S. would CQst of service protection General Bork hasn’t made that claims of American citizens give the Czechs their gold val-;f thc former President Thc determination, it is highly uninvolved are 18 4 tons of Cze-    ued at more    than $100 million. 1 fi    also    wi„    ^    raiM,d b    the    usual.” choslovak gold stolen by the; And although it is not^ written j ^3^ $100 >000 worth of frce Earlier Thursday, Elliott re-Nazis during World war II and    °    Ii    *S    office sPace    t0 to provided    jected an army request to stay $1051 million owed U S. cit!-L    .    .    .    ‘    ’    oua    awaJjd t\iXon and the    value of federal    his own order    to allow time to zens for property confiscated     avl°    0    employes on loan to work at San decide whether his ruling would when the Communists seized; (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) lClemente.    be appealed. power in Czechoslovakia after .    -____;__ the war. Despite the pleas of Secretary J of State Kissinger, the commit-J tee showed little inclination Thursday to reverse its stand. It has written into a pending trade bill a provision barring return of the gold and granting of favored trade status to the Czechs until at least the principal amount. $72 6 million, of the postwar claims is paid. Joint Control The gold is controlled jointly by the U. S., Great Britain and France and no action affecting it can be taken without approval of all three. “They’ll never get the gold from now to kingdom come if it’s done my way,” Sen. Ixrng (D-La ), chairman of the com- I am not too optimistic about the result of the summit con-jcoiumniSt, complained that con ference, called by Ford in re- sumers had been left out of eco-sponse to legislation sponsored nomjc planning. She said that by    the Montana    Democrat.    isuch    things as setting aside va- “Something    Different”    leant    lots for community victory “It is time to try something £ardens to h<?lp householders different,” AFL-CIO President ™Pe with food prices would give George Meany told Ford after Americans a-sense of partici-saying that administration poll- Pat,°n ,n the light against mfla-cy is plunging the nation toward tl0n* a depression.    In    hls opening remarks, Ford tx *    *. m . , noted the presence of observers Rep Batman (D-Texasi drew from ^nations and promised applause (rom the delegates. (ho „ s wou|d con”u]t with and a smile from Ford when|..friends abroad.. „ jts moves he declared it was tune AO get (0 combl, ,bc ..intPrnationai rid of the (Nixon) holdovers (hrcat., of jn[|ation who contributed to a series of economic mistakes.”    “Narrowing Options When Sen. Javits iR-N.Y.) The President confirmed what noted that some private ad-many observers had expected- ------that    he made a significant start in preparing an anti-inflation program even in advance of the summit. “We are already narrowing some of the options to those DES MOINES - President whldl would appear most effec-Gerald Ford will pay hts first tive ™d command widest sup- _    p    1    ruvvf    n n    1 visit to Iowa since assuming of- Ford To Visit Iowa Oct. 24 fice to address a Republican luncheon Oct. 24 at Val Air ballroom here. The* function will be a $50-a-plato fund-raiser, according to an announcement by Republican state headquarters. Painting Brings Record Price CHICAGO (AP) - A painting by American Expressionist Willem deKooring that cost less than $3,(HK) in 1953 has reportedly yielded the highest price ever paid for the work of a living artist. “Woman V ”, an oil and charcoal painting, was purchased this week by the Australian National Art Gallery in Canberra, Robert Gray, a Chicago art dealer, confirmed Thursday. The price reportedly was $850,000, more than $300,(HH) miPee, told Deputy Secretary of more than the previous record State Robert Ingersol! The state department has initialed an agreement with the sale. Gray, however, declined to confirm the price. He said that, after seven months of negotiations, he arranged for the sale of the painting which the owner, Ruth Culbert Rosenberg of Chicago, bought at a New York gallery in 1953. “Friends thought they were crazy for buying thc painting — called it junk, depraved art,” Gray said. Inflation apparently pushed the price upward. The highest previous price for a deKoon-ing was $180,000 last year for “Police Gazette”, said Martin Stanfield, a spokesman for Sotheby Parke Bernet, a New' York art gallery. “Values of paintings have been affected by worldwide inflation,” Gray said. “It’s an important factor.” DeKooning, 70, came to the U. S. in 1926 as an illegal stowaway from his home in Holland. He became an American citizen 30 years later and now lives on luong Island. He helped found the Eighth Street Artists club in New York, a group of abstract expressionists. Much of his art concentrates on his impressions of women, including paintings of Marilyn Monroe and screaming girls at a Beatles concert. “He never portrays the beautiful side of women,” Gray said “Woman V” is one of a series of six paintings deponing painted during the early 1950s. Two are displayed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, while others are in Kansas City and Pittsburgh galleries. The previous highest price for the work of a living artist was $532,000 for Pablo Picasso’s “Mere et Enfant de Profit”. The highest prices ever paid for paintings include the estimated $6 million for leonardo da Vinci’s “Ginevra de Bend” and $5 54 million for Diego Velazquez’ “Portrait of Juande Pareja”. port,” he said. Ford said the summit, like a dozen preliminary conferences this month, “is wide open.” He continued: “All views and opinions are invited. This administration’s commitment to visible and responsive government remains intact. I might not like everything I hear. But it is my solemn duty as President of the U.S. to give fair consideration to all views and to carefully weigh the possible courses of action.” Caution Restating a caution against expectation of “quick or easy solutions,” Ford said: ‘‘No miracle cure has emerged from the pre-conference meetings. Inflation is a problem which we must deal (Continued: Page 3, Col 6 ) J Today'* Chuckle Ad in a classified column: “IjOst. Billfold. Would appreciate return of driver’s license and other hard-to-replace items, including pictures of Washington, Lincoln, Hamilton and Jackson.” comrritht ;

  • Atwell Junior Conner
  • Carl Albert
  • George Junior Nowlin
  • George Meany
  • Hugh Scott
  • J. Robert Elliott
  • John Brown
  • John Hyland
  • Kan President Nixon
  • Kenneth Henson
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Maureen Connolly
  • Michael Servey
  • Mike Mansfield
  • Robert Gray
  • Robert Ingersol
  • Roy Ash
  • Ruth Culbert Rosenberg
  • Sotheby Parke Bernet
  • Steve Martin
  • Sylvia Porter

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: September 27, 1974

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