Cedar Rapids Gazette, October 7, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 7, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather— Mostly clear tonight and Tuesday. Lows tonight, upper 30s to lower 40s. Highs Tuesday, near 70. VOLUME 92 - NUMBER 271 L<U CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1974 CITY FINAL IS CENTS ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMESFORD 5% SURTAX PIAN Terrorists' Siege Hay End Soon Colson Asks Cut in Term, Cites Pardon WASHINGTON (AP) -Charles Colson, once a defendant in the Watergate cover-up trial, Monday asked that his one- to three-year jail sentence SANTO DOMINGO, Domini- in the Ellsberg case be reduced, can Republic (AP) — A flurry in part because of the pardon of police activity at the Vene- Tented to former President zuelan consulate, where leftist terrorists have been holed up with an American diplomat and six other hostages for IO days, spurred speculation Monday that the siege may be nearing an end. Dominican authorities moved dozens of newsmen, photographers and television camera crews almost out of sight of the two-story consulate Sunday. Cleared Area Police and a special army unit cleared a two - block area Nixon. Colson, 42, pled guilty on June 3 to one count of obstructing justice. He admitted then attempting to influence the outcome of the trial of Pentagon Papers figure Daniel Ellsberg by attempting to leak defamatory information about Ellsberg to the press. In exchange for his guilty plea. U. S. District Judge John Sirica agreed that charges against Colson in the cover-up case would be dropped. Cites Timing In a new request Monday, around the building, and three 'awV^ for Colson said that vehicles drove onto the consul-because of the timing of his sen-ate grounds through an adjacent I ,ePcln8 da,e. June 21, U S Dis churchyard. But there was no sign of activity from inside, either by the half-dozen terrorists or the hostages The hostages include Barbara Hutchison, 47. head of the U.S. Information Service in Santo Domingo. Dominican police earlier called for the unconditional surrender of the leftist rebels, who claim allegiance to the Jan. 12 Movement. It had been reported that the government of President Joaquin Balaguer had trict Judge Gerhard Gesell was unable to take Nixon’s pardon into account in deciding how the former White House assistant should be punished. “In Mr. Colsons case, the sequence of events has precluded a prosecutorial determination which would take into ac count former President Nixon’s pardon.’’ the brief said. During the Ell&berg breakin trial. Colson testified that Nixon had personally approved efforts to defame Ellsberg’s character. “The responsibility now de agreed to let the terrorists leave yolves upon the court to consid-the Dominican Republic, but the er what action is appropriate to government had denied this. The hostages, also including two Venezuelan consular officials, a Spanish priest, two Dominican secretaries and a messenger, received food rations as usual and were reported in good condition. Demanded $1 Million preserve both the appearance and the reality of equal justice.” Colson's lawyers said in an 11-page motion filed with Gesell. Lawyers for Colson have also made a formal request for a pardon from President Ford. The White House referred the Kissinger Announces Talks on Nuclear Pact WASHINGTON (AP(-Secretary of State Kissinger said Monday that negotiations are starting up in Moscow to try to broaden an underground weapons test agreement to include peaceful nuclear tests. between bureaucracies,” Kissinger said. No Agreements On the Middle East, Kissinger said “there will be no concrete Would Hit Those over $15,000 agreements or dramatic an- Gazette Leased Wires nouncements” during his visit WASHINGT0N _ President The talks grow out of former d° L ar(M eguin,ng c n( S Ford is reported ready to rec- Presidcnt Nixon’s summit meet-j He announced, meanwhile, °™mend an ,nco™e 1 a x sur’ ing last summer with Soviet , (hat three countries - Saudi charge on carPoraJlor|s anfi UP* leader Leonid Brezhnev and in- Arabia Algeria and Morocco — pcr income individuals as Part valve a "good-faith effort to de-lS^en ad^lo^ MsTner- °( his anti-inflation program, vclop criteria” for banning ury but sajd he still intends to President spent much of weapons tests above 150 kilo- return to Washington on Oct. 15. Sunday working on the package tons, Kissinger told a news con-1 DesDite the addition of three ^f proposals he will outline to fprance    lo,Cueing caries ^'congrats and the nation in a na- Ca another issue, he said the Soviets have never assured him that 60,000 Jews would be al- singer said he and the adminis-    bonally televised and broadcast tration want to keep    the Arab-    address from Capitol Hill    at 3 Israeli negotiations    separate    P m- l°wa bme Tuesday, lowed    to    emigrate    annually    as    from G.S. efforts to    deal with    White House spokesmen    said part    of    a    compromise    to    easels four-fold increase    in petrol-    Ford has settled on more    than congressional approval ol trade eum pnces    a dozen specific proposals, cen- Kissinger said the two are not tering on problems with food and energy prices, the depress- son was seized and taken to the Venezuelan mission, the terrorist leader, Radhames Mendez Vargas, called newspapers and radio stations to announce the takeover. He demanded $1 million. 37 political prisoners and safe conduct out of the country for ail. Last Thursday he dropped the cash demands and made an un-1 disclosed cutback in the number of prisoners he wanted freed Ten of the 37 prisoners on the list said they wanted nothing to, do with Mendez and would not leave their cells to go with him. 40 ' * «►. ' and credit benefits “Same Goal” However, he said he shares the “same goal” of senators leading the drive to ease Soviet restraints on emigration. Kissinger defended the propriety of a $50,000 gift from Nelson Rockefeller by releasing a letter Monday signed by two former lawyers for ex-President Nixon. The letter said the gift did not violate the law or conflict-of-in-tercst regulations. (Continued Page 3, Col. 7) led housing industry and record high interest rates. Administration sources said they expect the income tax surcharge to be among the President’s recommendations. According to Time magazine, Ford I is ready to seek a 5-percent sur-| tax on corporations as well as BERLIN IAR! - Soviet party;mdividuals in thc h‘sher incomc chief Leonid* Brezhnev has dc- lax ')rac*lets- Soviet Chief: ’Move Ahead’ In Arms Talks Frozen Dinner -UPI Telephoto This group of cattle searched for food northwest of Grand Forks, N.D., Sunday, following the first snowfall of the season in the Red river valley. The snow lacked even the good manners to wait for the leaves to fall from the trees in the background. ’dared that it is time to “move further ahead” in disarmament I ’rn. i , , , *    j    talks,    a restatement of standing ^e elier, dated Jm 15. %9 Kremlj ll (said “the contemplated gift cf _    .    . 'money to you is based only up- _ 5jc P”** 5amc. ,n a SPJ^1 ion your close personal friend-as Sccre|*ry State ship and is a direct result of not ^singer P™Pared to travel to, ! only blat friendship but die hight Moscow on Od J} tor talks on I numazuK: report us ive veil Beth-personal esteem in which they u weaponry and as Amer-|Cs(ja navaj hospital after visitable Rockefellers) hold you. lcans Russians are meeting mg bjs wjfe Sunday night, said, again in Geneva for Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT). Brezhnev used a live 70- Over $15,000 Time said the surcharge “probably” would be on individuals’ incomes of $7,500 and above ami on family incomes of $15,000 and above. The President, asked about thc I “Therefore, we find that such a gift would net violate either the statutes, executive order or .    _    _ regulations involving conflict-of- m,nu*e appearance chi Blast Ger-interests ”    man    television    to    reiterate    Sov iet proposals on limitation of pardon request to the justice On Sept. 27. after Miss Hut chi* department, where officiate, have said that under traditional practices, the request came too early and was unlikely to be Agnew acted upon for more than ai year. Colson’s lawyers, in request Butz, Grain Shippers Talk I make no comments on what we re going to talk about on Tuesday.” Administration s o u r c e s ae-knowledged the 5-pcrcent surtax had been discussed at high-level tgil krogh    strategic    armaments, reduction reonomic meetings. The letter was signed by Ed-of troops in central Europe, dc-.    bab|    wouW    ^    |cd ward Morgan and Egi! Krogh. ;_struction of chemicalI weapons.rc(juctions for ^ lower income brackets who are (Continued Page IO. Col. 6) Todd Chuckle A sow’s ear may not make a silk purse, but a good calf can do a lot for a stocking Copyright both at that time deputy counsel (withdrawal of nuclear vessels WASHINGTON (UPI) - Some.White House released the infor-wa), who said the agreement to President-elect Nixon.    from the Mediterranean area    ^ of the nation’s leading grain ex-mation.    was    another example of how Krogh this year served four and cessation of underground porters were scheduled to meet    threats    major grain companies “rip off months in prison after pleading nuclear tests. at the agriculture department ..    .. ..    .    ...    the American    consumer and Emily b* violating the civil    New    Proposals? Monday with Secretary Butz! Negations    began    with    the farmer „    rights    of Daniel Ellsbergs pay- and other «»™i rnore.ic*ecullvcs ot Cook and Cont|-.    ,k„        chiatrist    in    a breakin. hit hard by inflation, the sources government repre-1'There were threes"!!! But lurking in the background ch‘atr,st ,n a breakin.    sa^    uu    ivav4„lfe    Vi MIV sedatives for further talks ob,    .    .    .    ,    is    an    alternative    which farmers Turning to the Ford adminis- SDeccjj indicated no new propos- grain sales to the Soviet Union.    do    not    like    but    was pointedly | Ration’s decision to hold up a    lndlcaled    no    nc*    pr0p0S S. officials in Washington an initial reading of the A spokesman said they were “to help formulate a system of voluntary cooperation and re-: untary agreement. Government lawyers assured the officials the sale could be stopped legally and, according mentioned by the White House. $500 million shipment of coml    A,    .    .    _ and wheat to the Soviet Union, . Soviet leader, in East Bcr-Export Controls    the secretary said “a strong^*n Pa,bcipate in the obscr- porting that will assure reason-    “II    is anticipated that this vol- possibility exists we may have able supplies to both domestic 0 Butz’ ^ f,xecutlves agrecd untary cooperative effort will misled the Soviets on how    - a„reements on’ arms to cooperate.    enable    the United States t0 quickly shipments would be pro-    . The Soviet Union has not com- avoid the imposition of general cc^ed.    hadlv mented, but Ford met for an export controls.” said the state-! Kissinger said fulfillment of ..Tb€se agreements are but a order now would fcg,,,,^ • V said. * It is now The surtax presumably would apply against taxes paid — not the full income of an individual or a corporation — but details were scanty as Ford put the (Continued: Page 3, Col. 8.) Death Penalty Issue Faces Justices Again WASHINGTON (AP* — The'.192 requests for action. Las supreme court held a brief cere-!year the bual was 976. First Decisions Steak Prices    ,    ... faith The need was demonstrated er ” agriculture department fig- The    companies    themselves tires released Monday which drew    f,re    from    ^en    clark    (D-lo- showed the price of boneless------:---- Stocks Score Strong Gain NEW YORK (AP) — In hopeful anticipation of President Fcrd’s economic message, the stock market Monday surged back from its recent decline. im., nuiiviiui < wiuvio w>iaiw»i i in; tiiii mj} j j.’i > Winn; cuiuwiiig ——    *v    .    ..    .    ,    .    ^    I    he    Dow    Jones    I    ndu>>    t    t    i    y    I    aver- called it “a flagrant breach of at least some export, the White world commitments. He added slWs loward I” 'I6.,    .S'    age    was    up    16.43    to    600    99    at and foreign users.” The White House said two or ganizalions of exporters - "’cn,cd' ,bulL l-ord ™ct Jor an    export    controls. • said the state- North American Grain Export- ^10ur ^atunlay w,th Russian    ment    announcing the Monday    the Soviet order now .ens. Inc . and the Vederal Grain Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin, meeting.    have a "disproportionate im- |jme ,# move (urtber ahcad 'Cooperatives, would be present The action has been criticized    The    meeting is intended to    Pact    on    the    American    econ- 'along with eight individual com- by farmers’ representatives -    help assure an adequate domes-    onD'*    lhc    fight    against inflation panics.    ^he. National Farmers' Union tic grain supply while allowing and tJ.S. ability to meet other "We give great importance to the negotiations for further . |by I ain with the American farm- House said Senator Jackson (D-Wash ), (Continued: Page 3, Col. 6.) that Treasury Secretary Simon teg'c armaments of the USSR , would discuss the .subject in and ihe I lilted Slates ut Amen- in active trading, and in I Moscow later this week. “It was a misunderstanding ca j r    j    .    t    gainers    outnumbered    losers    by and for the reduction of *, _ ttui Kaiu V(irL. Vif (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) 5-1 on the New York Stock Exchange. inonial session Monday to mark its return I re rn summer recess docket whose more than Tht> t,(>urt wil1 announce decl tu a docket wnose more man    f    matters    JU,y    d    H 2.000 cases raise issues ranging sums on some of these matt s Mea( prices ;ire dependent from the death penalty to presi- °nlits firs decision day Get. a. |||f prices of grain uscd Most of them arc appeals, which the court must decide whether to hear. They are dential impoundment of funds Chief Justice Burger presided j at the five-minute ceremony. —im pt-titteB for Which was followed by the ad- hi,.trjn(> that were fl|,,d durine mission of 14 lawyers to practice before thc court, the »wly business of the day. hearing that were filed during the summer recess. The court already had more than 1.000 such requests pending    at thc Burger had his right ring fin-1, ()f jts ,ast term per in    a cast, the    only visible    Th(? court ajrcady has    agreed sign of    injuries he    received in    (o hcar 89 casf8 beginning next a bicycle accident last month. !wec|j The court plans to spend thc    Among the cases it    is ex rest of the week in closed t>on-1 peeled to schedule for argument femurs considering a record |ater are (he appeals of seven men condemned to die for murder and rape* in North Carolina. State Contention .sirloin steak went up 27 cents a pound in Washington between July and September. on r_  __ _    for feed The success was thc agreement Ford got Saturday from Continental Grain Co. of New York ACD Cook Industries, Inc., of Memphis to cancel contracts to export 3.4 million tons of corn and wheat. The White House said it did not learn of the new contracts until late last week, after thc deals were closed. B u t Ford acted quickly. Under his “jawboning" tactic of publicizing agreements that would become inflationary, the Boredom Even Hits Bookies British Elections Draw Voters' Yawns Today s Index Comics    20 Crossword    20 Daily Record Deaths    2 Editorial, Features    6 Farm     -12 Financial .      21 Marion    •    ll Movies     12 Society    .    ....    I Sports    15-1® State    4,5 Television    I® Want Ads    23-27 Standard Time Returns Oct. 27 The court ruled more than j two years ago that thc death penalty as then carried out was unconstitutional. The North    . Carolin.! supremo court, how.;*'"* Kord has 5,«nMl » ldtt rH lever, ruled that this invalidated WASHINGTON (UPD-Presi- ‘only that portion of thc state’s death penalty law that made the penalty optional with the jury. The state’s courts have continued to mete out death sentences by treating the law as mandatory turning the country to Standard time for four months starting Ort 27. The measure, signed Saturday, amends the Emergency Daylight Saving Time Energy Conservation Act, passed last I year w hen there was a critical iuel shortage Lawyers for the NAAl IMzCgal j st<*(Kinrii time will end Feb. (Continued: Page IO, Col. 5.)    23, 1975. LONDON (AP) — Joe Coral, the bookie, is using newspaper ads to drum up betting action on Thursday's general elections. That’s how bored the British arc over the elections deemed by the three major parties as Britain’s most important since the dark days of World war II. The columnists, editorial writers and commentators on tho telly are calling it the dullest election since the dawn of the modern parliamentary system, and a Gallup poll just out reports the lowest voter interest in a quarter of a century. The issues are compelling enough: Rising prices, militant trade unions, thc Common Market, high mortgage rates, unemployment, nationalization of industries. The fault seems to lie with the timing — only seven months since the last elections — and with the candidates, who have met too often in the last decade on the field of ennui. TV interviewer David Frost, who used to commute across the Atlantic in search of meaningful chit-chat, recently was host to the three major candidates on successive talk shows. Labor Prime Minister Wilson, his prede cessor at Ten Downing street. Conservative Edward Heath, and Liberal Jeremy Thorpe were gossipy, lively and urbane, each according to his public mold. In sum it made exciting, informative political talk. Did it interest the electorate? Frost garnered better audience ratings and more headlines a week earlier when Martha Mitchell held forth on Watergate and politics in America. But the tedium at the top of the political tree has not precluded more lively laborers elsewhere in the parliamentary vineyard. During the weekend Una Kroll. family doctor, drop-out Anglican nun and mother of four, led a march through the London suburbs ut Sutton and ('beam as the only women’s rights candidate in the field The placard-bearing ladies went bobbing down the street behind a sound truck blaring out “Unchain This Woman.” a song that enjoyed its greatest popularity 60 years ago when a Suffragette chained herself to the railing at Ten Downing street, the prime ministers residence. A few miles away in the London suburb ol Lambeth Norwood, Gay Liberation Front candidate Malcolm Greatbanks, a university lecturer in English, was campaigning as “the only openly homosexual candidate in the country " Greatbanks launched his campaign from squatter quarters in an abandoned store by holding hands with the milkman. For the cameramen, he planted a passionate kiss on the lips of his agent, or campaign manager, wearing green eye shadow and swinging a beaded red handbag. On the opposite side of London, actress Vanessa Redgrave looked suitably surly “for the fascist press” in behalf of lier candidacy for thc Workers’ Revolutionary party. And Lady Jane Wellesley, once frequently seen in the company of Prince Charles, was fashionably beating the hustings in faded blue jeans for her brother, thc Marquess of Douro, son and heir of the eighth Duke of Wellington. He’s less elegantly identified in campaign literature as the Tory candidate for Islington North. lf all this palled, there was a parliamentary candidate representing the “Go to Blazes” party and another running on the ticket of tin* “Property Development” party, which doesn’t exist. The party inadvertently went onto the election rolls when a candidate intending to run for the “Irish Civil Rights Assn.” wrote down his occupation where his application required his party affiliation ;

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