Cedar Rapids Gazette, September 30, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

September 30, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 30, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Clear, cold tonight, with lows lu (lie upper '.ills mid low ,'llls, Cloudy Tuesday, with-highs in Hie 30s. VOLUME 92 NUMHEtt CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CEDAtt RAPIDS, IOWA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBEIl .10, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES WASHINGTON (API _ As First Lady Belly Ford's doctors awaited a crucial pathology re- port to determine the extent of her cancer, (hey reported Mon- day she had spent a "much more restful night" and that her condition is good. A medical bulletin prepared by doctors at the Bethesda, Md., Naval hospital said Mrs. Ford "has had some mild tem- perature elevation, typical of a post-operative course." They said "all laboratory data and vital signs are within normal and said Mrs. Ford "has been sitting in a chair and walking for short in- tervals and is taking Iluids this morning." The palhology report was crit ical to Mrs. Ford's future. If her lymph nodes proved free o; cancer cells, she can return to a normal life and possibly carrj through on her plans to accom pany the President to the Far East in November. Assl, Press Secretary William Roberts said the President was notified that his wife's condition was very satisfactory and tha the President was expected to make only one visit to the hospi lal Monday. The First Lady sat up am walked a few steps Sunday anc doctors said she could begin eat- ing Monday. After two Sunday visils with his wife, President Ford said she was "feeling very well but a little tired." He added: "I think that's a normal reaction." As for himself, the President reported "I feel a lot bellei today." Reporters asked Ford whether his wife's illness would affect his plans for a busy campaign and travel schedule this fall or his decision lo run for Ihe presi- dency in 1970. "We haven't looked beyond next (he President re- plied. Mrs. Ford was receiving an outpouring of messages, tele- phone calls and flowers from well-wishers across the country. The While House operators logged 500 telephone calls by noon Sunday. Scores of flower arrangements were received, White House aides said. The President told reporters his wife had received enough flowers lo last throughout her expected 10-day hospital slay. He said Mrs. Ford suggested that those who wish to send her flowers should contribule in- (Continued: Page 3. Col. 6.) Ask 15-Day Slay Of Galley Release NEW ORLEANS (UPI) The army Monday asked Ihe 5th U. S. circuit courl of appeals to ex- lend an order keeping former Army Lt. William Galley impri- soned in Ihc Ft. Leavenworlh. Kan., disciplinary barracks for his part in Ihc My Lai massa- cre. A federal district judge in Georgia ruled lasl Wednesday lhat Callcy should be released immediately. The appeals court issued a delay order keeping Galley al FI. Loavcmvorlh, but that order expired Monday. "When a case involves novel conslilulional issues for which Iliero arc no woll-eslablished precedents in point, and these same issues have been specifi- cally addressed and rejected on direct appeal, it is manifeslly inappropriate for a petitioner lo be released prior to appellate Ford Opposed to Gas 0 i. I I Pholo by L. W. Ward 1 olice and bystanders aid a motorcylist who was killed Monday afternoon when he attempted'to cross the Third avenue railroad tracks in front of a northbound North Western freight train. Jhe man died shortly after arrival at Mercy hospital. It was the third train crossing fatality in Linn county this month. Sirica Sefs Separate BULLETIN LONG BEACH, Calif. (UPI) Further tests on former President Nixon (o determine his further treatment will re- quire his hospilalizalion at Icasl until the first of next week, ruling out his early ap- pearance at the Watergate cover-up trial, it was dis- closed Monday. WASHINGTON (AP) Judge John Sirica Monday ordered separate Watergate cover-up rial fur furmur While House aide Gordon Strachan. The order leaves five defend- ants to face charges in the main cover-up trial scheduled to )egin Tuesday. Slrachan's lawyer, John Bray, old reporters as he left Ihc U.S. district courl house Monday, 'we've been severed from Ihe cover-up case." Sirica also was expected lo ule Monday on whether he will illow typed transcripts to be ised along wilh some 33 prosi- denlial lapes the prosecution vanls as evidence at Ihe trial ichcduled lo slart Tuesday. Kcqucst Denied A separate request from Slra- that Ihe conspiracy, ob- ;lruction of justice, and perjury against him be dis- nissed was denied without pre- idice by Sirica. The facl thai Ihe motion was e n i c d "without prejudice" means Slrachan can raise Ihe issue again later. The separate trial for Stra- chan is based upon a specia legal problem. The one-time personal assistant lo While House chief of staff H. H. Hal- deman claims the evidence used to indict him is lainlcd. Slrachan's attorney has saic Strachan was promised immuni- ty from prosecution in exchange for testimony before a Water- gale grand jury. In a scries of appeals, Bray also said his client's testimony before the senate Walcrgale committee was also improperly used to obtain Ihe indictment. Two U.S. court, of appeals judges, while refusing to dis- miss the charges against Stra- chan, acknowledged that his legal argument hasmeril. Scheduled Trial The others scheduled lo be tried are: Former Ally. Gen. Mitchell; former chief of staff H. H. Hal- deman; former Nixon domestic counselor John Ehrlichman; and .wo men who worked for Nix- on's re-election committee; 'ormer assistant Ally. Gen. Robert Mardian and committee awyer Kenneth Parkinson. All are charged with conspira- cy lo obstruct justice by at- empling lo keep investigators from learning who was responsi- )le for Ihe June, 1972, Watergate and who knew about il. By Tom Fruchling MASON CITY-Georgc Junior Nowlin's lawyers began their defense Monday morning al- lempting lo show their client to be unstable and out of control at limes, especially when, he was drinking. As one of the defense attorneys put it, "we're raising the question of insanity." Nowlin, 31, of rural Keystone, is on trial here on a change of venue for Ihe March 10 slaying I i Cycle Hit By Train; Man Killed Cedar Rapids A motorcyclist was kille( when slruck by a Irain sjiorlly before p.m. Monday while crossing Ihc Third avenue SE tracks in downtown Cedar Rap- ids. The man, whose identity was being withheld pending nolifica lion of next of kin, was laken lo Mercy hospital suffering from head and chest injuries. Hospital officials said the man died shortly aflcr arrival. of Maureen Connolly in Jones I The locomotive of Ihe north- county. The defense based on insanity is in contrast with Nowlin's first trial in Story county in which he was convicted of the murder of Michael Servcy. No defense was presented at thai trial. Defense witnesses included Mowlin's wife, mother, mother- n -1 a w falher-in-law, and M'olhcr-in-law. All five agreed lhat Nowlin had a "bad temper" and oc- casionally seemed to lose con- rol of himself. 'Violent' His wife of a ycar-and-a-half. Dana, 19, said Nowlin was "un- ircdictable" and "violent." She said (his was particularly evi- dent when he "had a little nip" )r was bound Irain ran over Ihe man trapping him belween the rails. "Fast Speed" The motorcyclist, according to witnesses, was traveling at a fast speed in an attempt lo beat Ihe train. The man was in Ihe far left lane when he crossed the tracks. Witnesses said two lanes of traffic were slopped for the (Continued: Page 3, Col. 5.) Slocks Again Drop Sharply NEW YORK UPI) r- Prices ilunged sharply Monday in nodcralc trading on the New York Slock Exchange with She testified that he beat her ancl investors showing ip on occasion and seemed lo "kill" her. Once, she I Conlinucd: Page 3, jconcern over inlercsl. rales and brokers' margin calls. The Dow Jones industrial average was off I5.S7 at lifllUfl at 2 p.m. x WASHINGTON (AP) A White House spokesman said Monday President Ford does not favor imposing a special feder- al tax on gasoline but retains an open mind on this and other options being studied as possible anti-inflation measures. Press Secretary Ron Nessen said a proposal to raise the fed- eral gas tax by anywhere from 10 to 20 cents a gallon was "one of many, many ideas" being considered. He said the proposal has not come to Ford for a de- cision. Earlier, a White House source said the gasoline tax, once rejected by Ford, was now gaining favor in the ad- minislralion and might be a major proposal in the program Ford sends lo congress (o fight inflation. "We know the public won't be happy about this and we can't be sure congress will go the source said. "But we think it's something that would help." "If I had lo make a political decision, I would guess we would opt for a 10-cent the source added. Action Promised Ford closed his ea summit conference Saturday with a pledge to send anti-infla- l i o n recommendations to congress within 10 days. A higher gasoline lax is being pro- moled within the administration on grounds it would discourage gasoline consumption while raising new tax revenue to fi- nance federal programs, such as public service employment. The higher gasoline lax was first advocated by Treasury Secretary Simon, but met with While House Press Secretary 3. F. terHorst said Aug. 30 thai Ford did nol favor the increase because it would be "exorbitant, unwise and unnecessary." However, While House spokesman confirmed Sunday the idea has been resurrected. "A special tax on gasoline is one of many ideas under sludy." he said. Energy Tax Sources also said lhat discus- sion of another tax on energy, first considered nearly a year ago, is being revived. It would work this way: Consumers and industry would be permitted to use the same amount of energy nalu- gas, oil and electricity hat they used during some set irevious period, such as De- cember of 1972. Any additional energy vould be heavily taxed at a rale (et lo be decided. Other elements of Ford's eco- lomic program are expected lo ncludc help for the housing in- lustry in Ihc form of mortgage nterest subsidies, budget ciits, public service employment irogram and some tax relief for jroups hurt worst by inflation. No "Quick Fix" Alan Greenspan, chairman of he President's Council of Eco- nomic Advisers, said Ihe eco- nomic summit and the meetings leading up to it "gave us a working lisl which the President will be utilizing develop a fairly broad anti-inflalionary policy." The summit conference dem- onstrated "that 'there were no responsible people out there who had whal was known as Ihe 'quick Greenspan said NBC' "Meet the The summit and spiraling in- flation put congress under in- creasing pressure iu work on (Continued: Page 3, Col. 8.) Senators Say Castro Warm To U. S, Ties HAVANA (AP) Prime Min- ister Castro met with two Amer- ican senators who said after- ward they got the "impression that Cuba is interested in work- ing toward a normalization" of relations with the U.S. "The ice has been Sen. Javils (R-N.Y.) told report- ers after he and Sen. Pell (D- R.I.) spent three hours with Castro late Sunday nighl. The two senators were lo end their three-day visit Monday.. Pell said the meeting with Caslro was "frank, warm and but neither senator would say why he believed an improved climate between the two countries may be in Ihe off- ing. Missile Crisis Javils said Ihe senators told Castro the U.S. has been con- resistanco from Ford. Former cerned about such problems as the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, Havana's atlcmpts lo export revolution and Ihe fate of politi- cal prisoners in Cuba. He said the visitors mentioned the large amount of U.S, proper- ty seized by Cuba without com- pensation and the human prob- lems caused by the large flow of refugees lo (he U.S. In addition, the senators said jCuba holds nine U.S. political prisoners and about 41) other Americans on charges such as marijuana smuggling and hi- jacking. On the other hand, Javils said, the senators told Castro they understood Cuba might feel threatened by the U.S., particu- larly by the abortive 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion supported by the Central Intelligence Agency. Feels Wronged J a v i t s said Cuba feels wronged above all by the eco- nomic embargo imposed by the U.S. and felt the action should be repealed. The senators said Castro did not raise the question of Ameri- ca's Guantanamo naval base despite past demands (or the J.S. to abandon Ihe facility. Twenty hours earlier, Caslro attacked President Ford in a lorcoup. LISBON, Portugal (AP) General Antonio de Spinola re- signed as president of Portugal Monday, claiming he was pow- erless to prevent the country's slide into chaos and anarchy. The Junta of National Salva- tion, comprising the military rulers who overthrew the heirs of the Salazar dictalorship last April, quickly appointed as Spinola's successor Gen. Fran- cisco Costa Gomes, long consid- ered the president's lop assis- tant in the junla. Lisbon appeared calm during Ihe morning. Radio stations broadcast repeated appeals to the people to remain calm. Spinola resigned after leftists forced his rightist supporters to cancel a weekend rally in the general's honor. But the un- derlying causes of Spinola's de- parture were basic disagree- ments with the left over Ihe pace with which reforms were being introduced in post-revolu- tionary Portuguese society. Last Conservative His departure removed the last prominent conservative from trie six-month-old 'govern- ment. His voice breaking with emo- tion, Spinola said he was quil- ting because the country was crumbling into "chaos and an- archy" and he was powerless to prevent it. He said the principles of the April revolution were being be- trayed and Portugal was speed- ing toward "false democracy." Spinola tried at least twice lo increase his own power at the expense of the younger and more liberal officers of the Armed Forces Movement who have held the real power in Ihe counlry since their revolution. His first unsuccessful attempt resulted in the installation of a military-dominated cabinet headed by Col. Vasco Goncalves in July. Vigilante Brigades H i s second attempl was lacked by re-emerging conser- vative forces lhat had been eclipsed by the April revolution. The rightists tried lo whip up support for Spinola with a big political rally in Lisbon Satur- day, but vigilante brigades led by Communists blocked the roads into Lisbon and urged left- sl sympathizers to prevent the rally. II was an open invitation lo violence, and Spinola canceled Ihe rally. "We rlon't want civil war be- tween said Gon- calves, the left-leaning premier, in a weekend telecast explaining why the rally could not be held. More than 300 rightists were arrested, and the army and the Communist party announced that Ihe demonstration was to have been an attempt at a coun- specch for his defense of CIAJ Focus of Opposition (Conlinucd: Page Col. 3.) EVANSTON, III. (AP) A widow says two Communist agcnis have demanded be- tween and for proof her son is alive and lo slart negoliations for his re- lease as a prisoner of war in Laos. Jean Macdonald returned over Ihe weekend from a meeting in Mexico City wilh two men who showed her a picluro of a man sho iden- lificd as her son. They would not let her keep Ihe pholo bill lold her she would be conlact- ed laler. she said. i First LI. George Macdonald, a navigator aboard an air I force C-KIO cargo plane, was Why is il thai Ihe guy in Ihc! Dec. 21. 1072. over third car back is always Ihc' firs! one Id see Ihe liglil riiaiiK''1.' I w'ls m.v ;l11 "KM- He fArvnni.ii lernbly malnourished i....-. bad grown a beard, but it was my son. They said Ihc pic I lire was lakcn Ihrce months she said. "They wouldn't say who I hey wen1 or who I hoy ropre- senled. All Ihev would say was that they were Comniu- nisls." She met Ihc iifienls through .Ihc liev. Paul Lindslrom, a fervent anti-Communist who has been active in work in- volving men lislecl as prison- ers of war or missing in ac- lion. The liev. Mr. Lindslrom said in an interview dial he arranged the Mexico mceling after two previous Hirelings with persons whom ho bo- lievos are "tied to a diplomal- ic mission in Southeast Asia." He said he lalkod lo dif- ferent representatives at each of Ihe three moelings, bnl wasn't sure whclher they are "working for a government or on I heir own behalf for mone- tary gains." He said he has asked for a Idler in Macrionald's hand- w riling answering certain questions as proof he is slill alive. "I don't know wheihcr he is alive or nol. but Ihe beard in- dicates the pholo was taken somclime after Ihe plane ho said. Mrs. Macdonald's son was (lie first, and only, name for- warded thus far, said Lind- slrom, adding he believed other servicemen were alive. The U. S. government has discredited previous reports thai prisoners of war are .still being held in soulheasl Asia. "I've given up on Ihc gov- crmnonl because of repealed incidenls of lack of inter- est the Rev. Mr. Lind- strom said when asked if he had informed officials about the Macdonald negotiations. The minister vowed in 1971 he would form a force of commandos lo free southeast Asian war prisoners, but later abandoned the plans. He also attempted in 1970 lo form a licet of boats to on- onirage defections by Soviet seamen. That plan never de- veloped. However, he accurately re- vealed in 1072 before it was officially announced Ilia! Sd- rcl.iry of Slate Kissinger made sorrel visils lo Ihe .Sovi- et t'nion prior lo tho Nixon sumriiil. The Kov. Mr. Lindslrom said he and other represent- atives of Ihc Christian De- fense League, an umbrella for POW-MIA groups, have es- lablished contacts in Vien- liannp, Laos, and in Thailand. "The contacts arose through a new series of meetings which we began in January of he said. The Iwo agents in Mexico Cily offered lo provide a photo and her son's fingerprints "hut i hoy wanted money, and I'm a said Mrs. Macdonald, the mother of nine children who recently was hospitalized wilh a heart ailmenl. She -said Ihc men wauled more than and less than bill, "I can't say how much. They made me promise." She and Ihe Rev. Mr. Lind- slrom said they had indica- tions from Ihe contacts lhat a payment would lead to negoti- ations for her son's release. T h c minister said the league, which paid for Mrs. Macdonald's Mexico trip, would meet this week lo de- termine if an attempt should be made lo raise funds from unidentified, prearranged don- ors. Mi'K. Macdonald said she wanls to moot with President Ford and Kissinger io enlist their aid. "Individuals shouldn't have I o purchase their i loved ones') freedom our gov- ernment owes us a duty to open up ihcsc countries and search (or our .she said, Spinola himself took no part in the military revolution but was chosen by its leaders for the presidency because a book he wrofc became the focus of military opposition to the dicta- torship. A former commander ot Por- tuguese forces in Portuguese Guinea and one of the few heroes of Portugal's colonial (Continued: 9, Col. 5.) Today's Index Comics Crossword Daily Record Deaths Kdilorinl Features Farm Finiim'ial Marion Movies............ Society Sporis Stale Television Want Ads ..IB ..1C ...3 3 fi ..12 .17 .II in ..8 n 111.23 ;