Cedar Rapids Gazette, October 1, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

October 01, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 1, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather-- Clear and cold IdW.S ill lilt! .'ills. .Sunny Wednesday wilh highs in CKDAK KAI'IDS, IOWA, TUKSDAY. OCTOIJKH I, 1374 CITY RNAl _____AKSOCMTED_PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES WASHINGTON (AP) Pres- ident Kord has offered lo dis- partlun of Richard a house panel in congressional appearance by a President since Abraham Lin- coln. George Washington was Ihe only other President to testify in congress while in office. Kord told a house judiciary subcommittee Monday night he wants lo arrange (lie appear- ance within II) days lo answer 14 qticslions. Questions include whether ne- j.'olialions for the pardon began iiciurc Nixon resigned, whether any promises or conditions were made and whether Kord had any psychiatric or medical re- ports on Nixon when he granted (he pardon. L'p In Subcommittee i While House spokesmen said Kord is leaving lo the subcom- mittee any decision on live tele- vision coverage and whether he will be put under oath. Kord offered Ihe surpri.se per- sonal appearance in a letter lo Ihe subcommittee chairman. Hep. William Hungalc as Ihe house look up a related bill culling ford's 3850.000 ex- pense mor-cy request for Nixon State Rests Case Trial of Nowlin By Tom I'-ruchling The defense did not queslion .MASON CITY The slate Dr- Loeffclholz. rested its case lale Tuesday According lo Nowlin's testi- inrning in the murder trial of niony. Alwell Conner instigated George Junior Nowlin. own defense Monday afternoon and gave his version in many cases contradictory lo testimony by prosecution witnesses o'fj Ihe initial contact with the two! Cedar Rapids teenagers, was responsible for the actions thai ensued and commitlcd crimes against Miss Connolly. I h c events concerning the March deaths of Maureen Con- "Black-Out" said he suffered nolly and Michael Scrvey. Nowlin. of rural Keystone, is being tried in Cerro county district court change of venue from Jones on black-out" spell and could re- member only some of the events of Ihe early hours of March 10. when Scrvey was allegedly robbed and killed and Miss Con- nolly raped and murdered. county for the March 10 killing TI t of Miss Connolly i Th'J la.Psc of llc 'said, began when Scrvey Judge John Hyland Ihe trial shortly before noon Tuesday, lie said closing ar- iiimenls ant! instructions to the jury will be given Wednesday Horning and that the jury should begin its deliberations by An effort lo cut il lo was promised in response lo the pardon. And Hep. Jerome Wai- die ill-Calif, i contended thai; even Nixon's pension should be denied because of the pardon's implication of "crimin- His testimony in many cases contradicted that of prosecution witnesses. The defense earlier in Ihe day attempted lo lay lhc ground- work for a plea of insanity by Nowlin, but lhc defendant fur- ther clarified the defense's case by admitting he thought he killed Scrvey but denied either raping or shooting Miss Connol- ly. The defense rested morning, afler which the prose- cution called a psychiatrist who had examined Nowlin, as a re- bullal witness. Dr. Paul Locffelholz. clinical "flashed a knife" at him during a struggle near Palisades Kepler slate park in Linn county. (In his testimony morning, Dr. Loeffclholz slated that so-called "Black-outs" last 10 lo 15 minutes "at the He testified he returned to normal when be heard a gun- jshol and found himself in (he passenger Feat of his own car near Ihe Old Morley bridge in Jones county some lime later. Interim Blank Occurrences in between, he claimed, were revealed to him by Conner. Nowlin's testimony concern- ing Ihe events in March is as follows: Afler spending Ihe night at Mabel Bellz' with Sieve Martin and Conner, Nowlin got up early on Saturday, March and ARRIVE FOR TRIAL John Ehrlichman, former White House aide, and his wife arrive IT'lLS. district court in Washington for the long-awaited Watergate cover-up trial, in which Ehrlichman is a defendant. began drinking. He drank all at consuming two fifths of lified that in his opinion, Nowlinlwhiskv in addition lo wlrit he .11 JN duumon 10 nc Lega! Action e m 380 Decision By Mike Dcuprcc Cancer Spread Cuts Veto Threat n Leased jmore years, and 08 percent of j Firs! Ladyjlhcm lived al leasl 10 more) WASHINGTON (AP) organic disease or dra d is, .rs or serious House spokesman said Kortl decided on the per- Minal appearance afler conclud- ing "Ihe direct approach was Ihe best approach." "Kach Question" lie said Kord "is prepared lo point of information in Ihe reso- lutions" but he did not know if would accept oilier questions or submit lo cross-examination. Kor Ihe limited purpose of the hearing, he said. Kord obviously was waiving cxeculivc pri legc. Kord said he would answer questions in two "resolutions of inquiry" before lhc subcommit- tee, one introduced by Hop. llella Abzug iD-N.Y.) posing mental disorders." Nowlin underwent tests, at lhc request of his attorneys, May 20 at Oakdale. Dr. l.oelfclholz said he found j Nowlin to have personality shortcomings, that he had a ten- dency to he irritable and impul- sive and lo show fruf.tralion and anger easily. In the doctor's opinion, Now- lin knew what he was doing in Ihe early hours of March 10 and that he knew what he was doing was wrong. (lf nv'11 errorists Hold Firm On Ransom questions and one from Hcp.j N DOMINGO, Domini John Lonyers (D-Mich., _'Tcrrorisl, r-____ i Thev include: Did Kuril know of specific sis are holding firm lo their de- mand for SI million in ransom for a U.S. woman diplomat and six other hostages, a churchman said Tuesday. At an improvised news eonfor- Ihe former While Housejencc after a 15-minule talk wilh Ihe terrorists, who are holed up in Ihe Venezuelan consulate. c r i m i n a I charges pending againsl Nixon when Ihe pardon chief of slaff, Alexander Haig. Conner and Martin went to Con- ner's residence in Bertram lo gel a shotgun that Conner had "stolen" from the car of a "guy who owed him money." Nuivlin did nol go along on this trip because Conner's wife "I bad habit of shooting at people with a shotgun whenever she gets a lilllc upset." Returned Conner, on that occasion, did not get the weapon so the trio returned (with Nowlin on the floorboard of lhc and Conner obtained Ihe firearm and beer. Conner and Nowlin sawed off lhc barrel and slock of the shol- gun in Mrs. apartment, and Nowlin nicknamed it "short shorty." That evening, Nowlin. Conner and Martin went lo Sixteenth avenue SW, bill Marlin was taken back lo Mrs. Bellz' al about 10 p.m. because Iho 17- year-old was "disgusted" lhal he could nol gel served beer al taverns in the area. (No robbeiics were discussed lhat night, Nowlin said.) The possibility of legal action j Belly Kurd's doctors say thcyiKai'a. lo block conslruclion of I-UBO remain optimistic for her "pro-: Women in Ihis group are through Hiawatha was raised longed survival" despite discov-jorcasl cancer victims in whom Monday nighl after Ihe some cancer cells injthe malignant cells have exlcml- unty regional planning com- Nymph gland lissuc removed eel into one, Iwo or three lymph ission gave formal approval lo during breast cancer surgery. nodes but no more. Patholo- lhc route H i a w a t h a And Ihe President said he ccr-iB's's found traces of the cancer Mayor Dale Guthridgc said, afler the com- mission's action, that court ac- tion is apparently the only re- course remaining lo opponents of Ihe route. He said members of a citizens group have told him they have financial backi lainly shares that optimism, al- I hough be said the pathology report raises some questions. cells in two lymph nodes re- moveci from Mrs. Ford. "Much Better" Statistics indicate lhal findingj Paving a visj, his ,vifc of cancer cells in lymph nodes in such cases usually diminishes chances for a long-term cure. The exact survival statistics, ant! plan to fight the highway, j reported Monday at Ihe Na- Gulhridge said he docs not tional Cancer Inslitule confer- ence, were (hal 62 percent of cancer victims in Mrs. Ford's (Continued: Page 3, Col. -I.) category lived at least five know what, if any, further ac- Monday night afler the final pa- thology report was issued, Ihe President said he had "full failh in Ihe doctors I think they're urn! we'll follow idcnl Kord Tuesday llirealcncc lo vclo a bill containing an amendment lo cut off military aid to Turkey, declaring il "would destroy any hope for the success" of u. S. efforts for poacc in Cyprus. In a written statement hours before a final senate vole on legislation containing Ihe amendment proposed by Sen. Eagleton Kord dc- WASHINGTON (AP) Once- mighty officials of the Nixon ad- ministration went on trial Tues- day on charges they tried lo block the investigation of tbc June, 1972, Watergate breakin. At a.m. by the courlroom clock, U.S. District Judge John Sirica entered the courtroom to preside in the case of "The United States versus John Mit- chell, et al." Most of the seals in the court- room were taken by a panel of 170 prospective jurors. Sirica told them he would begin by asking general questions to weed out any obviously unquali- fied and then question the re- mainder in private. Twelve jurors and six alter- nates will be chosen. Sirica has said he hopes to complete the trial before Christmas. Haldcman, Ehrlichman The five defendants include former Attorney General Mit- chell and ex-White House aides H. R. Haldcman and John Ehr- lichman. Tlie defense and prosecution have subpoenaed former Pres- ident Nixon as a witness. Neither Nixon nor his lawyer, Herbert Miller, has made any public response lo the subpoe- nas. Monday, however, Dr. John Lungren, the ailing former Pres- Prcs- ident's physician, said he be- thcir advice." Pay Raises to 5.52% WASHINGTON (AP) Pros- was approving (he figure rce- said sllc i- n. nonrs lo no slrnnnnr nnr is in. a great improve- ment in his wife's condition and described her as "much, much better." "With her strong, fine atti- Ihe President said of his [wife, "I think everything will work out all right." In a late-morning medical bulletin Tuesday. Ihe First before or afler Nixon's rcsigna- Sanlo Domingo Bishop Hugh Po- lion and. if so. what promises Rrilo said, "I want you lo cimdilions were made? nnL, Hiing they have nol When was (he pardon first dis-ji c s n c, d dc-i cussed wilh Kord or his, aides demands'were forllm'n id who participated in Ihe nc- Si million and the release of 117 Hcliirned to Bars ident Kord Tuesday set at 5.52 percent I lie pay raise for federal employes, rejecting proposals for a larger increase. The salary increase for an es- timated 3.5 million civilian and military employes goes into ef- fecl immediately. Kord had sought lo delay Ihe raises for three months, but Ihe ommcnded by his director of lhc Office of Management and Budget and the chairman of Ihe civil service commission. Federal employes' union rep- pears lo be stronger and is in- terested in doing more silling and walking today." Navy Capl. William Kouty. who performed Ihe surgery, and w "If the Eaglelon amendment or similar language is adopted by Ihe congress, the U. S. will have lost its negotiating flcxibil- ily and influence. It thus hurls the very counlries and objec- tives it purports to help." T h e senate adopted the amendment Monday, 57-20, add- ing il to a resolution which would continue foreign aid at a level of about billion a year. (The senate Tuesday ap- proved, an amendment by Sen. Edward Kennedy to halt all military aid to Chile.) "It is my intention to consent to any con- licvcs il would be "at least a month, maybe three before Nixon could (ravel from California ID Washington. Nixon entered Memorial hos- pital center in Long Bcsch, Calif., a week ago suffering from a recurrence of the phlcbi- lis that troubled him during his last year in office. After he en- tered Ihe hospital, docfors dis- closed lhat a small blood clot :iad moved from Nixon's left leg to his right lung. Elirliclimaii Strategy While still President, Nixon was named an unindiclcd co- conspirator in the case. Pres- ident Kord subsequently granted him a pardon for any federal of- fenses committed while Nixon was in office. There were reports that Ehr- lichman had changed his de- fense strategy and would con- tend lhat Nixon planned' the cover-up and Ihus his agents should not be punished for car- rying out presidential orders. NBC reported Ehrlichman's de- fense was contained in secret lapcrs filed wilh the court. rect d >rop sed m ouse pyscan ,M percent increase The adviso- saltl lhc flni" House physician William ilimlinS resolution which reaches Ehrlichman's attorney has percent increase The adviso- such as c. ry committee on fedora pav 01 us B sues removed in the operation. amendment. I'oidsaid. ecommcndcd a ,.i Eaglclon contended the cutoff my desk conlaining lo caFso'defcnse such as that lound in Ihe Eagle- witnesscs including Secretary of Stale Kissinger, White House slaff chief Alexander Haig, presidential attorney Clair and former Press Secretary Ronald "Microscopic involvement required under existing law polilical prisoners from Domini- House statement. 1'cird said hc'lcms." Ford said. Page William Saxbc, Special Wa abandoned their million ran- 'ski, Vicc-presidenl-designal Wilb Ihe siege going into spokesman John King said i from Aug. 15 In Sept. 15, Dill Ford i.r his aidrs ask for i{ 'unMniicd: U. Col. 1 Today's Index Comics 2 rosccution plans to 'Slimony from former _. r-.f.f administration and Nixon cam- Year-Kounci Do I paign aides who already have ip jplcd guilty lo participating in KGpeal I aSSeS [the cover-up. They include ous- i WASHINGTON UJPH TlJ'0'1 Wllilc; John j senate voted Monday to repeal I )oim alltl Kalmbadl' lycar-raind Daylight' S a v i n .lo weather conditions" in Ihe Mid-'lime and rclurn the counlry In! ils !IS iirin" age. Until recently, when droulli- west. He said lhc wel standard limo during pohlH'a! shortened crops became a fac-ldry summer and early frost I "dark" months, November I mi... m 1.1, umcij. iiue >n i HI ucpi siii.iicncu crops uecamc a lac-Klry summer and early Iros'ldark months November' Tapes jViasliinglon thai he six lellisl hrsl decline since last iivcMock prices laic last winter lor, officials had expected a 12 have put Ihe "triple whammy" February guerillas demands "seem agriculture depart- and dniulli condiliims this .sum- pi-reeiH rise this year. on prices He said I lie summer The house nassed bill -in- ol lie piLseculion I have boiled down In safe ci.n-imcnl said Monday. mer. has drouth was the most seriousip.'oved in lhc' senate bv'voice lhf duel oul of Ihe country for; As of Sepl. 15, Ihe report said, j will be between' III since lilltli. vote and sent lo ,iH, whik, ol some ,U While lou.e themselves and teiri.nss in fm. farm prices averaged 7 perccnl lo Ihe full cflccls ol Ihe fnist' House, w.iuld repeal Ihe emer- comcrh.ilioiis. hnic.i orcleicd Dominican prisons. He said Ihe v dry In-low a year earlier. nnce will not be known until Ocl Wv eiieruv-sauiiL- action lak- scls of polaloc.s, dry a year earlier. Allhoiigh erratic, farm pri' said price hikes that can ordered not be known until Ocl. Wv energv-saxing action lak- .scl's of. phtines i in his courtroom where the (rial irner money demand nail nol beans, lambs, soybeans and corn erratic, farm prices forecast now will be gradual "'hen Hhe agricullnre depart-1 en bv congress last .bnuarv us coiuiiooin wncie me 111.11 ''''I'ealed. responsible. frectuenlly r e reflected in or :i percent issues 'ils October to OH rve hid. Prev 'WI11 :lf'7 Jllr-v [wholesale prices later. ,his :idenl Kord exnerled lo lhc earphones will n-osedurimMhemonlhlorc'Ts "ill in i075 predieled higher pork i! inlo law. every person in the broiler chickens m 1'i'ires for -The big increases are behind J'nees in bill said "beef eonrlrnon, jurors, atlorneys. of lhc cntiiilry. Tlie I .government lias consislen used In pay ransom or meel .Si'plcmlicr on (let, 10. Admimylralion officials havc-iunate Ihal Ihey belnnil even lhal. consumer I think it is may continue luw a litlle. lower." I IVIa'iadTOry .1., i i i n iiui iiin.iie an1 neninu .1 nine, invvi'i. i T; (''f" llwl. consumer may The reason for the decrease j Fnemv Cof jollier demawls Iron, such ter-j The decline end.-d a prices will conlinue to go up increase in Hie "nw in beef prices, expeils say nidex allliougb in montiK Masi of that H'.-'l sh.'.rn nrifo Prior In the .sinnmcr climh Ihe index had dropped lour eon wsmcn .iiirt sp.'daUsrs lo iConlinncd: Page :t. Col. Chuckle They are called ''personal because if you miss a paynu'iil they Mire do gel per- ;