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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 7, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weafher- IMostly clear Imiiglit mid Tuesday. Lows to- night, upper .'IDs In low- er Ms. Highs Tuesday, near 70. VOLUME !K NUMBER 27 CEDAK KAPIDS, IOWA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1974 CITY 15 CENTS ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES' SANTO DOMINGO, Domini- can Republic (AP) A flurry of police activity at the Vene- zuelan consulate, where leftist terrorists have been holed up with an American diplomat and six other hostages for 10 clays, spurred speculation M o n d a y that the siege may be nearing an end. Dominican authorities moved dozens of newsmen, photo- graphers 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 around the building, and three vehicles drove onto the consul- ate grounds through an adjacent churchyard. Bill there was no sign of activi- ty from inside, either by the half-dozen terrorists or the hos- tages. The hostages include Barbara Hutchison, 47, head of the U.S. Information Service in Sanlo Domingo. D o in i n i c a n police earlier called for the unconditional sur- render of the leftist rebels, who claim allegiance to the Jan. 12 Movement. It had been reported that the government of Pres- ident Joaquin Balaguer had agreed to let the terrorists leave the Dominican Republic, but the government had denied this. The hostages, also including two Venezuelan consular of- ficials, a Spanish priest, two Dominican .secretaries and a messenger, received food ra- tions as usual and were report- ed in good condition. Demanded Million On Sept. 27. after Miss Hutchi- son was seized and taken to the Venezuelan mission, the terror- ist leader, Radhames Mendez Vargas, called newspapers and radio stations to announce the lakcover. He demanded mil- lion. 37 political prisoners and safe conduct out of the country for all. Last Thursday he dropped the cash demands and made an un- disclosed cutback in the number of prisoners he wanted freed. Ten of the H7 prisoners on Hie list said they wanted nothing to do with Mcndcz and would not leave their cells to go with him. Colson Asks Cut in Term, Cites Pardon W A S H I N G T 0 N Charles Colson. once a defend- ant in the Watergate cover-up trial. Monday asked that his one- to three-year jail sentence in the Ellsberg case be reduced, in part because of the pardon granted to former President Nixon. Colson, 42, pled guilty on June 3 to one count of obstructing justice. He admitted then at- tempting to influence the out- come of the trial of Pentagon Papers figure Daniel Ellsberg by attempting to leak defamato- ry 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, lawyers for Colson said that because of the timing of his sen- tencing date. June 21, U. S. Dis- 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. Colson's case, the sequence of events has preclud- ed a prosecutorial determi- nation which would take into ac- count former President Nixon's the brief said. During the Ellsberg brcakin trial, Colson testified that Nixon had personally approved efforts to defame Ellsberg's character. "The responsibility now de- volves upon the court to consid- er what action is appropriate to preserve both the appearance and the reality of equal jus- tice." 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 pardon request to the justice department, w here officials have said that under traditional practices, the request came too to be 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. WASHINGTON (UP1) House released the ,who said the agreement of the nation's leading grain cx-jmation. porters were scheduled to meet early and was unlikely Agncw acted upon for more than Ijonlatives for further talks on Colson s lawyers, in request- (Continued Page 10, Col. (i) at the agriculture department Monday with Secretary Butz 'land other government reprc- Chuckle A sow's car may not make a silk purse, but a good calf can do a lot for a stocking. Copyright grain sales to the Soviet Union. A spokesman said they were "to help formulate a system of voluntary cooperation and re- porting that will assure reason ]was another example of how 'Kircals .major grain companies "rip off the American consumer and Negotiations began with executives of Cook and Conti- nental. There were thrcdts in addition 16 the requests for vol- But lurking in the background is an alternative which farmers nnlary agreement. Government lawyers assured the officials the sale could be jdo not like but was pointedly 'mentioned by the White House. Export Controls Istopped legally and, according! ..lt :c porting inai win assure ieaboii-i, i ll anuupaita inai T.IIS able supplies to both domestic Bulz- fccullvcs unlary cooperative effort will ri .T n, and foreign users." The While House said two or-; to cooperate. The Soviet Union has not corn- enable the United States to avoid tlie imposition of general ganizalions of exporters Jmented. but Ford met for an export controls." said the state- _ Imnr snfinv In v uM t h I Un North American Grain Export- hour Saturday with Russian Penalty Issue nUlLTlLilll Ultllll O.MJUll-i. inc.. and the'Federal (jraill Ambassador Analoly Bobrynin. muni announcing the' Monday meeting. Kissinger Announces on WASHINGTON (AP l-Sccrc- lary of State Kissinger said Monday that negotiations are starting up in Moscow to try to broaden an underground weap- ons test agreement to include peaceful nuclear tests. The talks out of former President Nixon's summit meet- ing last summer with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev land in- volve a "good-faith effort to de- velop criteria" for weapons tests above banning between singer said. No Agreements On the Middle East, Kissinger said "there will be no concrete agreements or dramatic an-1 Gazette Leased Wires nouncemenls" during his visitj WASHINGTON _ Prcsicicnt to the beginning js rcady Io roc. tie announced, meanwhile an tax SU'" that three countries on and up- Arabia, "Algeria and Morocco -i'f, as Pdrt 0 hie ;mf i-mFhtlinn nrnpl am tons, Kissinger told a news con- ference. On another issue, he said the Soviets have never assured him that Jews would be al- lowed to emigrate annually as part of a compromise to ease congressional approval of trade and credit benefits. "Same Goal" However, he said he shares the "same goal" of senators leading the drive to case Soviet restraints on emigration. Kissinger defended the pro- priety of a gift from Ncl- scn Rockefeller by releasing a letlcr Monday signed by two former lawyers for ex-President Nixon. The letter said the gift did not violate the law or conflict-of-in- tcrtst regulations. The letter, dated Jan. 15, 19G9, said "the contemplated gift cf money to you is based only up- on your close personal friend- ship and is a direct result of not unty that friendship but the high have been added to his itiner- ary, hut said he still intends to return to Washington on Oct. 15. Despite the addition of three oil-producing countries, Kis- of his anti-inflation program. The President spent much of Sunday working on the package of proposals he will outline to congress and the nation in a na- eum prices. Kissinger said the two arc not (Continued Page 3, Col. 7) singer said he and the adminis- tionally televised and broadcast iration want to keep the Arab- address from Capitol Hill at 3 Israeli negotiations separate Iowa time Tuesday. from U.S. efforts to deal with White House spokesmen said the four-fold increase in has settled on more than a dozen specific proposals, cen- tering on problems with food and energy the depress- ed housing industry and record ligli interest, rates. Administration sources said bey expect the income tax sur- charge to be among the Presi- dent's recommendations. Ac- cording to Time magazine, Ford is ready to seek a 5-percent sur- tax on corporations as well as Soviet Chief: 'Move In Arms Talks BERLIN CAP) Soviet party chief Leonid" Brezhnev has de- clared that it is time to "move further ahead" in disarmament talks, a restatement of standing Kremlin policy. The prod came in a speech .Sunday as Secretary of Slate Kissinger prepared to travel to Moscow on Oct. 23 for talks on "which thcylnuclcar weaponry and as Arner- (the Rockefellers) hold you. "Therefore, we 'find that such a gift would not violate either the statutes, executive order or regulations involving conflict-of- inlcrests." Egil Krogh The letter was signed by Ed- ward Morgan and Egil Krogh, both at that time deputy counsel lo President-elect Nixon. Krogh this year served four months in prison after pleading guilty to violating the civil, rights of Daniel Ellsberg's psy-j chiatrist in a brcakin. Turning to the Ford arlminis- icans and Russians are meeting again in Geneva for Strategic Arms Limitation Talks i Brezhnev used a live 70- minulc appearance on East Ger- man television to reiterate Sov- iet proposals on limitation of strategic armaments, reduction of troops in central Europe, de- struction of chemical weapons, withdrawal of nuclear vessels from the Mediterranean area and cessation of underground nuclear tests. (ration's decision to hold up al j New Proposals? U. S. officials in Washington jsaid an initial reading of the speech indicated no new propos- million shipment of corn and wheat to the Soviet Union i Illc Sovlcl lcaBor' m Bcl" the possibility individuals in the higher income tax brackets. Time Over said tlie surcharge "probably" would be on individ- uals' incomes of and above and on family incomes of and above. The President, asked about the .laga'iine rupui'l as lie letl Bcth- esda naval hospital after visit- ing his wife Sunday night, said, "I malte no comments on what we're going to talk annul on Tuesday." Administration sources ac- knowledged the 5-pcrccnt surtax had been discussed at high-level economic meetings. It probably would be coupled with tax reductions for those in lower income brackets who arc hit hard by inflation, the sources said. Thc surtax presumably would apply against taxes paid not the full income cf an individual or a corporation but details were scanty as Ford pul the (Continued: Page 3, Col. 8.) e secretary said "a lo participate in the issibility exists we may of thc 25th anniversary SfQCkS 5COFG misled" the Soviets on East Gcrmm slalc' said quickly shipments would be pro- cessed. irevious agreements on arms "arc not functioning controls Kissinger said fulfillment of; the Soviet order now would badly. "These agreements are but a 'Cooperatives, would be present! Thc action has been criticizedj The meeting is intended on Hie American econ- 'along with eight individual coin-to farmers' representatives assure an adequate domes- Om5'' f'ghl against inflation panics. to farmers' representatives .-.help assure an adequate lnn National Farmers' Union grajn supply while a have a on he said. "It is now disproportionate im, (imo am Slcak Prices WASHINGTON (AP) The supreme court held a brief cere- monial session Monday lo mark its return fn'.m summer recess In a docket whose more than cases raise issues ranging from the death penally to presi- dential impoundment of funds. Chief Justice Burger presided a 1, I h e five-minute ceremony, which was followed by the ad- mission of H lawyers to practice before I he court. I he only busi- ness of Ihi1 day. Burger had his right ring fin- ger in a cast, the only visible sign of injuries he received in a bicycle accident last month. The cnnrl plans lo spend the rcsl i'f Hie week in closed con-j femurs considering a record Today's Index Cnmics Crossword Daily KiTcinl............ Deaths KdiforiaM'Valnivs Farm Financial .........2 Mariiiii.............' Movies ........1 .Society Spurts IS-1 Suite Television H'aul Ads M-'l The need was demonstrated by agriculture department fig- requests for action. L a s I urcs released Monday which year (lie Intal was 970. First Decisions The court will announce deci- sions on some of these matters on its first decision day. Oct. 15. Most of them are appeals, which Ihe court must decide whether lo hear. They are among about petitions for hearing that were filed during the summer recess. The court already had more than such requests pending at the end of its last term. The court already has agreed lo hear cases beginning next week. Among I he showed thc price of bunclessj--------- sirloin steak went up 27 cents a pound in Washington between July and September. Meal prices are dependent on Ihe prices of grain used for feed. The success was the agree- ment Ford got .Saturday from Continental Grain Co. of New York ACD Cook Industries, Inc., of Memphis to cancel contracts pccicd to schedule for argument later are Ihe appeals of seven men condemned lo die lor mur- der and rape" in North Carolina. Slate Contention Tlie lourl ruled more than two years ago that the death penally as then carried out was iinconsliliilional. Thc Ni called it "a flagrant breach of faith with the American farm- er." Thc companies- themselves drew fire from Sen. Clark (D-lo-i allowing at least some export, the White House said. Senator Jackson (Continued: Col. (i.) and U.S. ability to meet other world commitments, lie added that. Treasury Secretary Simon would discuss tlie subject in Moscow later this week. "It was a misunderstanding "We give great importance to the negotiations for further steps toward limiting thc stra- tegic armaments of tlie USSR and the United States of Ameri- ca and for Ihe reduction of (Continued: Page o, Col. 3.) Gain NEW YORK (AP) hope- ful anticipation of President Ford's economic message, the stock market Monday surged back from its recent decline. The Dow Jones industrial aver- age was up 16.43 to 600.99 at 2 p.m. in active trading, and gainers outnumbered losers by 5-1 on the New York Stock Ex- change. Boredom Even Hits Bookies not learn of Ihe new contracts late last week, alter I In- dents were- closed. H u t Ford acted (illicitly. would become inflationary, Ihej Standard Time Returns Oct. 27 I 'dent Ford lias signed a law re-- only that portion ol the stale's death penally law that made the penalty oplional with the jury. The courts have continued lo mole out death M'nlcnccs by treating Hie as mandatory. Lawyers for the NAACP i.cgal! time for mourns measure, signed Satur- day, amends the Emergency Da'ylighl Saving Time Energy Conservation Act. passed las! lyoar when there was a critical id Standard lime will end Fob. LONDON (AP) Joe Coral, the bookie, is using newspaper ads to drum up belling ac- tion on Thursday's general elections. Thai's how bored the British are over the elections deemed by thc three major parties as Bri- tain's most important since the dark days of World war II. The columnists, editorial writers and com- mentators on the. 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 quarler of a century. The issues arc compelling enough: Rising prices, militant trade unions, the Common Market, high mortgage rates, unemployment, nationalization of industries. The fault seems In lie with the timing only seven months since the last elections and with the can- didates, who have met too often in the last decade on the field of ennui. TV interviewer David Frost, who used lo 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 prcdc ccssor at Ton Downing street. Conservative Edward llcalh, and Liberal Jeremy Thorpe were gossipy, lively and urbane, each accord- ing lo his public mold. In sum it made exciting, informative polit- ical talk. Did it interest the electorate? Frost garnered better audience ratings and more headlines a week earlier when Martha Mit- chell held forth on Watergate and politics in America. But the tedium at the lop of the political tree has not precluded more lively laborers clseuhere in the parliamentary vineyard. During the weekend Una Kroll. family doc- tor, drop-out Anglican nun and mother of (our. led a march through thc London suburbs ol Sullon and ('beam as the only women's rights candidate in the field. Thc placard-hearing ladies went bobbing down Hie street behind a sound truck blaring out "Unchain This Woman." a song that en- joyed its greatest popularity [id years ago when a Suffragette chained herself lo the rail- ing at Ten street. Ihc prime min- ister's residence. A few miles away in the London suburb ol Lambeth Norwood, (lay Liberation Front can- didate Malcolm (liv.ithanks, a university Ire turn- in English, was campaigning as "the only openly homosexual candidate in the connliv" Greatbanks launched his campaign from squatter quarters in an abandoned store by holding hands with the milkman. For tin- cameramen, he planted a passionate kiss on the lips of his agent, or campaign manager, wearing green eye shadow and swinging a headed ml handbag. On the opposite side of London, aclrcss Vanessa Redgrave looked suitably surly "for Ihe fascist press" in behalf of her candidacy for the Workers' Revolutionary p.irty. And Lady Jane once frequently seen in Ihe company of Prince Charles, was fashion- ably boating the hustings in faded blue jeans for her brother, the Marquess of Douro, son and heir of tlie eighth Duke of Wellington. He's less elegantly identified in campaign lit- erature as the Tory candidate for Islington North. If all this palled, there was a parli.inicn- l.'iry candidate representing the "uo to Ulazos" parly and another runnini! on the ticket of thc "Properly Dovolopmoiil" parly, which doesn't exist. The parly inadvertently went onto Hie elec- tion rolls when a candidate intending lo run for the "Irish Civil Rights his occupation where his applu .iliuii requnv't partv affiliation i( 'nnlinnrd: !0. ('ol. fi. I ('.'3,   

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