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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 5, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather— Chance of rain tonight and Sunday. Lows tonight in mid 40s. Highs Sunday in 50s. im jedar mnptdo    i CITY FINAL CENTS VOLUME 92 - NUMBER 269 CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMESGRAIN FOR SOVIETS HALTED Pat Hears! P°cforK ,ST Nixon Needs Bond Cut Lengthy Rest Is Refused SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A judge has rejected a proposal to reduce a $500,000 bond Patricia Hearse 20. faces on bank robbery charges as a means of inducing the fugitive newspaper heiress to surrender. U. S. District Judge Oliver Carter said Friday he was sympathetic toward the efforts of the parents for her return. But he said it was “a matter in which I have no control. When Miss Hearst appears before the court, we can then negotiate as to what is reasonable bail and can look into what are the appropriate standards to apply.” Attorney James Maclnnis. retained by Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Hearst, said, “The parents of this girl are saying to her, ‘Please come home’ and saying. ‘Please, Judge Carter, help us’.’’ Opposes Motion U. S. Attorney James Browning opposed the motion. “Once Miss Hearst is before the court, we would have no objection to reducing bail, provided she does give adequate assurance that she will be available to stand trial,” he said. She was indicted June 6 in the rector added. SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — Richard Nixon has left the hospital but is under travel restrictions that will keep him off the witness stand in the Watergate cover-up trial for some time. Nixon was recuperating at his seaside villa Saturday after a 12-day stay in a Long Beach hospital. John Lungren, his physician, said the former President was “literally exhausted” and would require one to three months’ rest. That made it unlikely he would appear soon as a witness in the trial of five former aides in Washington. The trial is expected to last about three months. “Condition Worse ’ “I think after losing sleep, having repeated tests, I would say his condition is worse than when he first came in,” Lungren said. “And extreme potential danger still remains.” Nixon will take an anticoagulant drug, Coumadin, for at least several months for his phlebitis, Lungren said. While taking it, he would be in danger of hemorrhaging if he suffered “physical trauma of any kind.” Lungren said. He will be able to walk around freely within limits but “must not spend a protracted period of sitting in a car or airplane,” the UPI Telephoto FIRST LADY BETTY FORD, who is regaining normal use of her arm following surgery, proves it by tossing a football to the President at Bethesda Naval hospital. The ball was a gift from George Allen, Washington Redskins coach. In the background, left, is Dr. William Lukash, the President's physician. Next to him is Dr. William Fouty, who performed the surgery. Anne Sexton Found Dead; Pulitzer Poet “Honest Conception’ 72 Fishermen Feared Lost $10,600 robbery of a San Francisco bank April 15. She also has been charged with violating federal weapons laws in Los Angeles. She faces $500,000 bail on each set of charges. The Symbionese Liberation Army claimed it abducted Miss Hearst Feb. 4. But she said later in tape recordings that she became a member of the terrorist group and took part in the robber.’. Maclnnis said the real purpose of the motion was an attempt by Miss Hearst’s parents to send a message to her by any possible channel. “Violent Deterrent” “They want to get word to the girl that, if she surfaces or surrenders, bail will be set at a reasonable amount,” he said. He added that continuance of the bail at $500,000 would be a “violent deterrent to her ever giving herself up.” Carter said he realized the bail was high and should probably be reduced, but said it was a matter to be discussed only, with the defendant present. The parents, who live in su-    .    . burban Hillsborough, did not ap- prGGClOm Action pear in court. Confirm    $50,000Gift Siege Terms: By Rocky to Kissinger WESTON, Mass. (AP)-Annc Nixon emerged from the hos-1 Sexton, a Pulitizer Prize-winning pital in a wheelchair with his poet whose work was pre-leg proDped up.    occupied with death, has been Lungren said he knew some found dead at her home andiron, people still doubt the former may have taken her own life. I President was actually ill “but police said. She was 45. this is my honest conception. I. Mrs. Sexton, recently am trying to be non-political.” WASHINGTON (AP) Nelson Rockefeller gave Secretary of State Kissinger $50,000 when Kissinger left Rockefeller’s staff to join the Nixon administra- son Morehouse, former New York state Republican chairman instrumental in his first nomination as G.O.P. gubernatorial candidate. Surrender Is Sole Solution SANTO DOMINGO (AP)-The Dominican government is demanding the unconditional surrender of terrorists holding di- Rockefeller commuted More-, A spokesman for Kissinger    house’s sentence for bribery in iseven hostages in    the Venezue- confirmed    Friday night that the    the granting of state liquor Ii- lan consulate. vnrc?d    wa,    found    Friday    inside    secrctary    accePle<1, thc money    censes in December, 1970. be- “There have been and will be an i/Oini.    mr    in    hor    irarnon    she    an<* Put    'n,° trusts for his twocause of the latter's ill health, no negotiations,''    the govern- pronc^ced dead at "he <“    He    had    been    convicted    in    I960. ^    “In    early    1969,    after Dr. Kis- “It was either suicide or na-[Singer left Gov. Rockefeller’s tural causes,” Detective Lt. Exporters Heed Appeal by Ford Lawrence Cugini said. LIMA, Peru (AP) — Officials; Mrs. Sexton won a Pulitzer said Saturday they fear 72 miss-1 Prize in 1967 for her book ing fishermen whose boats cap-or Die”, largely devoted to the sized during Thursday’s earth-1 subject of death. Her most re quake were drowned. The fishermen were last reported 50 miles offshore, exactly at the site of the epicenter. If confirmed, their deaths would bring the official toll to 135. The government said 1,762 persons were injured and an estimated 5,000 were homeless. A complete tally was not expected for several days. Ronan Gifts employ and before joining the I during senate hearings on White House staff, Rockefeller nomination, Rockefeller said told Kissinger he wanted to ^ commuted the sentence belive I make a $50,000 gift to him at the cause Morehouse was gravely close of their 15-year associa- ^ w* colon cancer and I action,” said the spokesman, Paul inson s disease. cent work, “The Death Notebooks’’, began with Novelist Ernest Hemingway’s exhortation to “make a living out of your death.” “My undertaker waits for me,” she wrote. Of Jonah, pondering his fate as the whale swallowed him, she said. “This ment said Friday in its first public statement since the siege began Sept. 27. General Rafael Guzman Acosta, head of the National Police, told newsmen: “The only solution is that they turn themselves over to authorities to face Do-I minican justice and that they Hare. He said Kissinger has filed Rockefeller reportedly made gift tax returns covering the gifts to William Ronan, a long-cash and “the secretary understands Rockefeller also filed gift tax returns on the gift.” I^ong Adviser The Washington Post reported The Gannett story also said do no harm to any of the hostages.” The hostages include a U.S. time top aide.    Information    Service official, Ronan became president of Barbara Hutchison, the Port Authority of New York j Guzman Acosta said if the and New Jersey last spring guerillas do not give up, “they Before that he was chairman of will be the only ones responsible the New York City Metropolitan for anything which might hap- WASHINGTON (AP) - Expressing dismay at an unexpected Soviet move to make massive grain purchases, Agriculture Secretary Butz announced agreement Saturday on a halt to shipments from this country valued at more than $500 million. Butz said, after a lengthy round of White House conferences, that officials of two grain-exporting companies heeded an appeal by President Ford to “hold in abeyance” shipments totaling 125 million bushels. Were the corn and wheat to be shipped, Butz said, prices at home would have jumped upward — Ford’s principal concern. Responding to questions, the secretary said he wished the Soviets had given some advance notice of the magnitude of the deal they tried to strike. Other Purchases He indicated the U. S. government has evidence that additional Soviet purchases had been in the works before Ford acted to hold up the deal with Continental Grain Co. of New York and Cook Industries, Inc., of Memphis. Butz said the U. S. still hopes to supply a fraction of Soviet grain needs. He reported this would be discussed in Moscow next week by Treasury Secretary Simon, who had scheduled the trip prior to revelation of the attempted purchase. Butz said be viewed the agreement on a voluntary embargo as a move that will make export controls less likely. While expressing anew his adamant opposition to formal export curbs, he said, “I thoroughly agree with what the President is trying to accomplish.” Bulk of Negotiating Butz reported Ford spent 15 minutes meeting with representatives of the exporting companies and top federal officials involved. It seemed evident that the bulk of the negotiating was conducted by Butz and Simon. Simon Friday night announced the administration decision to hold up shipments. He served notice at that time President to order halts to export of such commodities. Treasury and agriculture officials said the grain contracts had been detected through the agriculture department’s recently-established requirement that all major grain exports be reported to it. “Part of Deal” Sources in Moscow said the transaction actually was part of the 1972 Soviet-U.S. grain deal, which called for deliveries over a three-year period. Deliveries continued up to last December, when the Soviets agreed to a U.S. request to defer more shipments until it was clear whether the 1974 U.S. crop would meet domestic needs, the sources said. * * * Other economic developments: Retail beef prices during the week declined 1.6 cents a pound, according to the department of agriculture. Amstar Corp., largest sugar refiner and marketer in the U.S., said its wholesale price of grocery sugar in the Midwest went up Friday by IO percent. It was announced that Bangladesh will get $17.1 million worth of U.S. wheat and $17.5 million in U.S. rice under the Food for Peace program, part of thc foreign aid plan. The house Republican task force on anti-trust and monopoly problems shelved a confidential staff report urging curbs on farmer cooperatives as means of reducing food prices. Review Angola is mv death ... and it will profit I Saturday that Sen. Howard Can- Transportation Authority, a post I pen in the consulate.”    thaJ    €XPorters    t0 me to understand it.”    non- chairman of the senate    to which he was appointed by) Earlier Friday, terrorist lead- *e White House    approval belime was one of the most louies committee which held    Rockefeller.    ; erRadames Mendez Vargas met1 (ore..arr’a"Rin*    “re    s vivid metaphorists ever,” said hearings on Rockefeller’s nom- Reports of the gifts were said briefly with American Ambash0 sh,pRrama    a a friend. Poet Maxine Kumin.!ination as vice-president, has    to have originated in material'sador Robert Hurwitch and the Union Assessed Strike Damages ST LOUIS (AP) - Teamsters Union laical 600 was ordered Thursday to pay nearly $5,8 million to 64 trucking firms for details, damages thc companies incurred during a 37-day strike in 1970. U.S. District Judge Roy Harper, who assessed the damages, had previously ruled that a strike conducted by the local was illegal and that the St. Lcpis Motor Carriers Council and its member trucking firms were entitled to compensation. The strike lasted from April I to May 8 despite orders to the union members to return to their jobs by International President Frank Fitzsimmons. Butz broke off a six-day West- also winner of    a Pulitzer    Prize.    I asked Rockefeller to explain the    turned over to the senate com- Spanish and Venezuelan    envoys “She    wrote    very personal    and    Kissinger gift and others.    mittee for its confirmation hear-sand told them the hostages were But a spokeswoman for Can-    mgs. This included income and in bad shape, non said: “I cannot confirm or    gift tax returns furnished by' deny that.”    Rockefeller. Kissinger was a foreign policy--- anguished poetry.” LISBON, Portugal (AP)—The I “There was absolutely no government will review its de-warning... no signs at all,” cision to grant independence to I said    Mrs. Kumin, who    had Angola. Portugal's richest Afri-1 lunched with Mrs. Sexton    Fri- can colony, according to For- day. eign Minister Mario Soares. Asked if the divorce had left Soares told newsmen Friday her    despondent. Mrs. Kumin    Gannett newspaper    chain    first a review commission had been said,    “It was not he. Life    had    disclosed the    Kissinger    gift.    It appointed. He gave no further a depressing effect on her.” [and the Post also reported Rock- Two daughters survive. fornia for Saturday’s meetings. Some 91 million bushels of ,    .    .    ,,    .    corn    and    31 million bushels of But a spokesman for Harwich whcat were sajd * inv0|vcd said thc report was evidently adviser to Rockefeller for many years. A story by Peter Behr of the ; jefellcr gave $86,000 to L. Jud- Third-Grader's Energy Letter Goof Doesn't Bother President $225,000 for Silver Dollar MINNEAPOLIS (API - A Minneapolis coin dealer has announced his firm paid a record $225,000 for the 1804 Idler U. S. (Continued: Page 2, Col. 2.) in the transaction. Existing law empowers 17 Human Skeletons Found in Ranch Grave Prison Terms to Four in Massive Housing Fraud NEW YORK (AP) — 'Four persons, including the head of one of the largest mortgage-lending firms in the East, were free on bail Saturday pending appeal of sentences received for bilking the government of $200 million in federal funds earmarked to help the poor buy homes. Harry Bernstein, president of the Eastern Service Corp. of Hempstead. N. Y., was sentenced to five years and fined $175,000 Friday, while his wife, Rose, got four years and a $50,000 fine. U. S. District Judge Anthony T r a v i a sentenced Florence Bebar, a supervisor for Eastern, and Melvin Cardona, a Bronx real estate broker, to two years each. He fined the woman $21,000 and Cardona $17,000. Eastern Service was fined $460,000 after Assistant U. S. Attorney Anthony Accetta told Travia the firm was “a fester-the “g P00* °f bribery.” — I The scheme involved procuring false credit records and false appraisals which were used to obtain Federal Housing Authority insurance for unduly high mortgages on rundown houses in Queens and Brooklyn neighborhoods. When low-income buyers were RED BLUFF. Calif. (API — dersheriff Marvin Essex told re-silver dollar, one of 15 known,Se v e n teen human skeletons porters, “If it was. it would unable to meet mortgage pay-authentic dollars bearing that have been uncovered in a have been years ago.”    ments or iinance repairs, their date. The Guinness Book of trench-like grave on a ranch 201 Deputy Larry Pritchard said loans had to be foreclosed by Five Die in Fire PHILADELPHIA (UPL -Five persons died and another was injured in a fire which swept through a two-story home before dawn Saturday. TodayChuckle The cost of living has risen so much that some merchants are thinking of moving their bargain basement up to the third floor    copyright toan&m lane ^    - MONROE, Mich (AP)-The third-graders at Sod! elementary school chose the best printer in the class to pen a long letter to President Ford suggesting ways to save energy. But Brock Horsley, 8, told his teacher. Fontella Lyke, that he goofed in writing parts of the two-by-three foot letter. Brock said that in his excitement he extended the line for the children's signatures into a message wishing Mrs. Ford a speedy recovery. Apparently the goof didn’t bother Ford, who posed Friday in front of 1,825 replies to an appeal for conservation recommendations, and read the following suggestions by Brock and his classmates: “We will turn off all lights when we aren’t using them. “We will ride our bikes to our friends instead of having Dad take us in the car. “We will limit our phone calls. “We will keep the thermostat at 68 “We will always close the door in cold weather. “We will get things out of the refrigerator quickly. "We will remember to turn off the water faucets. “We will limit our TV watching and turn it off when no one is watching. “We will eat dinner when Mom cooks it so that she will not have to reheat it.” Mrs. Lyke was ecstatic to learn of the President’s use of her class’ letter. “Oh, wow. I don’t believe it. I’ve been trying to get hold of my principal to tell him, but he’s not home,” she said “I’ve got to tell somebody.” Mrs. Lyke, 40, mother of five, said she missed television newscasts showing Ford with the giant letter. “I didn’t see it. I was out taking one of my children somewhere, or picking one up, or something. I missed it.” She said she asked the members of her class “if they would like to write a letter to him with our suggestions. They said, ‘The President, wow!’.’’ She said thc children talked about their suggestions and she listed them on the board. Then Brock was chosen to print the letter. “He does a nice job so we picked him,” said Mrs. Lyke. “Brock told me he made a goof, but I said that's all right. They’re a great bunch of kids.” com. Records    lists    $100,000    as    the    miles south of here, police say. workers were leveling previous- previous    high    paid    for    a    single    Investigators said Friday the I ly unused ranchland to plant al- bones may be those of Chinese | falfa when they uncovered the I laborers who worked in the area first skeleton Friday. in the late 1800s.    on    ,..    in But officials said they would I not attempt to pinpoint the age    “Approximately four feet un- of the remains until the bones derground they started digging are analyzed by the anthropol-; UP bones,” he said. “They ap-ogy department at the Universi-1 peered to have been piled on top Polish Leader Will See Ford WARSAW (UPI) - Poland's Communist party first secretary, Edward Gierek, will fly to the U. S. Sunday for an official visit at thc invitation of President Ford. Gierek will spend Sunday night in New York and Monday at the U. S. government guest house in Williamsburg, Va. He will go to Washington Tuesday I to meet with Ford. Jaffe Elected AMSTERDAM (AP) — Leonard Jaffe, deputy administrator of thc U. S. space agency, has been elected president of the International Astronautical Federation. ty of California at Davis. The grave is about one-half mile east of the Sacramento River in rolling hills between Los Molinas and Vina. 1971 Case It is about six miles from the grave of a worker identified as one of 26 victims in the 1971 mass murder case in which Juan Corona, a migrant labor contractor, was convicted. But investigators said there no Indian relics were no similarities to that casej Pritchard said, and the skeletons found Friday; There was no immediate evi-were “very old.”    dence to indicate the area could of one another. It looks like al continuous ditch or trench-like deal stretching 30 to 40 feet,” he said Pritchard said the site is j about three miles from Vina,! now a tiny community of about IOO which in the late 1800s had a population of about 10,000 Chinese laborers. “Possibly these could be the remains of Chinese. They do not appear to be Indian. There were or artifacts,” the FUA at heavy losses to the government. The fraud involved bribes by realtors to appraisers to inflate the value of the homes. Those sentenced Friday were among nine individuals or firms indicted in the case. One defendant was acquitted and the jury deadlocked on the other three. Todays Index Asked about the possibility of another mass murder case, Un- have been the site of an old cemetery, officials said. Comics 5 Church 3, 8 Crossword 5 Daily Record .. 2 Deaths ................. .... 2 Editorial Features 4 Financial ll Marion I Movies 7 Sports t, w Television < Want Ads IMS i v ~<ii nit idii n i m i ■NMM * ;

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