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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 10, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Partly cloudy tonight with ii cliuiicK df i-ain "il Friday. l..mvs tu- "Iglil, Jiilel Tills. Highs Friday, low Hlls. VOLUM1092- Nl'MUIOK 271 CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CKDAR HAPIDS, IOWA, THURSDAY, OCTOBKK I97'l AKSOC'IATFD PRKSS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES WASHINGTON (AP) U. S. District judge John Sirica changed the final stage of the Watergate cover-up jury selec- tion process Thursday to lessen the chance that the five defend- ants will have an unfair advan- tage. Sirica acted after the prosecu- tor expressed fears the defense could stack the jury with people who believed President Nixon's pardon made it unfair to prose- cute the defendants, three of w h o m were Nixon's closest aides. The judge instituted a mathe- matical system for peremptory challenges the procedure where attorneys for each side can dismiss a prospective juror without staling a cause. Under the new system, the defense will have two consecutive strikes to each one for the government. Eighth Day The judge and lawyers were closeted in Sirica's courtroom for the eighth day, sifting through a large pool of jury prospects to find the panel of about 50 from which Ihe 12 jurors and six alternates will be chosen. An aide said he doubled the intermediate choosing would end today but said Sirica was "slill hopeful about Friday it looks good." The prosecutor's memoran- dum Wednesday was an indica- tion that massive publicity was not the only matter stretching out the procedure, but that the Nixon pardon also was a stick- ing point. WASHINGTON (APj a woman identified as Mills spent at least part of the Anabclla Batlistclla, crying and evening drinking, dining and shouting in mixed Spanish and dancing with friends hours ran lit a bridge and fore lie was involved in a bi-j leaped into the water. She was incident in which one of i rescued by an officer who dove his women companions was res-i in "fler her. cued from drowning by police.: jjim Tclcoholo LONG ORDEAL OVER Barbara Hutchison, right, ot Newark, Del., U. S. embassy public relations officer in Santo Domingo, talks to newsmen after she .and six other hostages were released by guerillas. With her is Mrs. Robert Hurwitch, wife of the U. S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic. (More pho- tos on picture page.) American Jokes About Captivity The manager of a Washington night club where the Arkansas Democrat has been a frequent patron said Mills, three women and another man were in thc es- WASHINGTON A number of Republican can- In a news conference calledjdic'atcs in next month's dec- after Mills' claim that he was lions have disassociated thcm- not involved, Arthur said, "We selves from the anil-inflation tablishment for about three hours on Sunday night. During that time they had din- ner and drinks which cost about in all and then left, accord- ing lo George Berlran, 47, man- ager of the Junkanoo restaurant lie on fashionable Connecticut ave- Mills' administrative assistant, Oscar "Gene" Go.ss, who had earlier relayed Mills' denials of involvement to newsmen, said after the police press confer- ence 'that "I cannot refute what nue. None of the group ap-j peared intoxicated when they left about p.m., he said. The whereabouts of the influ-i i the police say." Mrs. Batlistella was admitted to a hospital but later released and reporters who called her l IIU UUUUUIS Ul LIIU I1IIIU-' i i ftf-year-old on Wednesday wcie chairman of the lax-writing! ways and means committee, re- mained a mystery between that hour and the 2 a.m. incident at the Tidal Basin near the Jeffer- son Memorial. In Seclusion Mills himself remained in se- clusion late Wednesday as the U.S. park police disputed a (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.) SANTO DOMINGO (AP) line hostages since Sept. 27 in a "Unfairness" The memorandum by special Watergate prosculor Leon Ja- worski spoke of a "pattern of responses lo questions about the Nixon pardon" in the private questioning and said if usual procedures arc followed there American diplomat Barbara Hutchison was in good spirits and joking after seven leftist terrorists released her and six other hostages in return for safe conduct out of the country. "Suddenly I became a tre- mendous bargain. 1 went from a million to Ihe 47-year- old American quipped to news- men Wednesday night after the j 13-day episode ended. Flown lo Panama Tlie gunmen originally de- manded ?1 million ransom and the release of 37 leftist prison- ers. They got nothing except a safe getaway. The terrorists, who had held would be "a possibility of un- MrS. Ford To Be Released Friday have settled on a minimum of 45 prospective jurors plus an undetermined number extra Ihe "peremptory c h a 1 1 c ngc" stage will begin. Under thc regular procedure, a clerk would seat 12 jury pros- pects in the order on which Ihey appear on a list made up at random before the trial started Oct. I. Thc defense then would be allowed lo remove up to 15 people and the prosecution li WASHINGTON (AP) First lady Belly Ford, making cx- cellenl progress, will be re- leased from Ihe Bcthesda Naval medical center Friday, her surgeon announced Thurs- day. second-floor room of the Vene- zuelan consulate, were flown aboard a special Dominican jet to Panama, where Ihey pro- claimed victory and said they were exhausted. As they left the Boeing 727 at Tocumcn International airport near Panama Cily, the gunmen, led by leftist Radhames Mendcz Vargas, were met by LI. Col. Manuel Antonio Noriega, chief intelligence officer of the Pana- manian national guard. Miss Hutchison, director of the U. S. Information Service in the Dominican Republic, said she and the other hostages were treated well during Ihe siege and even developed "something I of a friendship" with their cap- tors, i But she said there were many tense moments, the must dif- ficult being "the waiting and then the various crises as Ihey occurred. There was a package of dynamite, and we were living all diplomatic kidnap victims lave lo leave the country once :hcy are she said. "But I was informed that I would lave the option lo go or slay, and I (old Mendez I was slay- ng." The lioslages who also in- cluded two secretaries, a mes- senger boy, a Spanish priest and the Venezuelan consul and vice-consul were greeted- by joyous friends and relatives and we had lo get along lo- A lo WASHINGTON (AP) Whole- claim Mills made through aides i sale prices rose only 0.1 percent that he was not present al m0nib as falling farm incident and knew nothing about1 when they emerged from the ,he rorists were involved. gether and keep up our morale." is currently involved in Miss Hutchison said one of the ;1 re-election campaign and fac- terrorisls was a former USI.S llls fllffesl challenge in employe she identified as Frank from ;l woman Sanlana. .She said Sanlana can candidate. i worked lor the American As recounted by police, Ihe1 agency before I960 Tidal incident occurred The gunman took over ihc when two ofliccrs stopped a 1973 consulate after they kidnaped Lmco." lhal Miss Hutchison from outside her lravclmB at an unreasonable office about eight blocks awaj In the early days of Ihc siege Treated Well Ambrosina Arcs, one of the Miss Hutchison said she be- lieved Ihc seven had particu- I Short of Water She said gunmen and hostages President Ford's wife has j alike often were short of water, been hospitalized in the subur-h'hc government intermittently ban Maryland center for two j allowed food and drink lo be weeks since she underwent I taken to those inside Ihc consul- all without staling a cause. Asjbrcast cancer surgery on each juror-candidate is struck, 128. another takes his place, slill in! Ihc order on Ihc list. Might Pass Jaworski said in Ihc inoino- Ihn 13th hospital bulletin i issued Thursday morning, navy iDr. William Fouty said thai ail thc sutures from the surgery have been removed, that Mrs. randum he was worried that the Ford's post-operative cci.rsc "re- secretaries held captive, said, larly sought Ihe release fmn "They always treated us well! prison of Plinio Matos Mosque We were all in one la, founder of Ihc liny leftist January 12 Movement now A I headed by Mcndcz, a convicted Aid antl "'''line hijacker. Matos is serving time for a number of political and criminal Kevin White said Thursday thai he cannot cooperate with imple- mentation of further school in- tegration plans unlil Ihe city re- NI2W YORK (AP) The: REP. WILBUR MILLS prices offset increases in the cost of industrial goods, the gov- ernment reported Thursday. The modest September price rise followed near-record in- creases in July and August. II was Ihc smallest since -whole- sale prices declined 0.1 percent lasl October. Consumers slill face sharp re- tail price hikes in the coming months from the big wholesale price boosts during Ihc summer. Only Temporary Also, the drop in farm prices las', month is likely to be only temporary, with adverse weath- er expected lo drive prices high- er once again. I'hc September increase, ad- justed to discount seasonal in- lluences, works out lo an annual of 1.2 percent, a sharp con- trast to the percent annual rale in August. In absolute terms, without seasonal adjustment, wholesale prices actually declined 0.1 per- cent from August lo September. 1D.7 Percent Higher I Wholesale prices remained 19.7 percent higher than a year ago with the government's stock market surged ahcadjspccd with lights out at 2 price index al. Hi7Z schoolchildren. White said the federal and stale governments must commit themselves to giving financial Miss Hutchison told newsmen that despite her ordeal she in- tends lo continue her tour in Ihc Dominican Republic that began in 1972 after a long USIS career in other parts of Latin America, j He urged that blacks and "Mcndez bet me that 1 .ends would cost taxpayers only a few cents a day. Criticism from G.O.P. senate and gubernatorial candidates came as the senior Republican on the house ways and means committee, Rep. Schneebeli (Pa.) said he believes the fate of Ford's 5 percent surlax pro- posal "rests on the American public and what they tell us when we go home." Ford, who iias conceded tiiat many thought the proposal polit- ically unwise just four weeks before the elections, tried a new approach in defending it Wednesday at bis news confer- ence in the White House Rose Garden. A family of four with gross income would pay or 12 cents a day, while a family with income would pay only ?li or less than one penny per day, Ford said. Only 28 Percent And he said only 28 percent cf :he taxpayers would pay any additional lax. He said enacl- nent of (lie surlax and the rest o( his anU-intlaUon package could produce "a meaningful reduction in the rate of inflation" by early 1975. Ford went to Philadelphia to boost Republican candidates Wednesday night. He told a fund-raising dinner Ihe surlax is fair and equitable. The American people "want lo step up and do what's right. Politicians ought to do the same he said. Bui just before Ihc President arrived, the Republican guber- lalorial candidate in Pennsyl- vania, Drew Lewis, (old report- ers he opposed Ihc surtax and siiEtreslcd closing lax loopholes nslead. Travesty Label And Sen. Schweikcr ip for re-election, denounced he surtax. "It is a travesty to assume he middle income taxpayer, who pays the brunt of our taxes today and has lo fight the major part of the battle against infla- Monday. Five'pcople spilled outJ Translated into dollars, rnn after posting it's sixth biggest car was registered to il cust to buy the (jon. will be able lo handle a 5 same volume of wholesale goods jpcrcent Schweiker gain on record Wednesday. j that 5100 purchased in 1967. The Dow Jones average ranj They saicl one of the men j that purchasei up a 24.33-point gain to (ifn.llfi al, identified himself to Ihc officers: The labor dcpan themselves In i-ivinir fin-mrhl 2'1-33-point gain to (155.35 al, identified himself to the olliccrs Ihe labor iicpanmcm icpon- expected to Boston the cosls of 2 p.m. Thursday and trading ran! as Mills and Ihc police that farm products, processed gain re-election, had imnlemcnlina forced businn ilhcad of lho laPe repeatedly, according to Franklin Arthur, and iceels Ml a doubls aboul thc propos. noun Wednesday. Ihc blue chip in- assistant chief of the park po-U.lly adjuslcil 1.9 percent in lax on dicator rallied 28.39 points, thc lice, described this man as "in-jtember, following increases of I hose consumers already loo win tes in affcctc'd "'nci'eh iKixlh 8ain record at'tox c a t e tl His face vns'RA and percent in July conl. v I I'orn s posi-operauvc ccursc re- woncez DCI me inai i wniees in anccicn ncign-.....'" defense might pass on is and she "has would have to leave thc Domini- borhoods participate in formula- Vork Slock and bleeding, they .August, challenges and then at the useof her right arm." lean Republic because (he said) lion of a second phase of school have enough remaining to ex-i____________________________.'. lintnpratinn enough crcise 12 or more strikes. "If al. that limp defendants know thc 9 or 12 individuals who arc next in line. Ihey will have dum said. and Ihc biggest since May 24. i said. Marion Searches For integration. Slate and metropolitan police Thursday began patrolling ra- cially-lroubled South Boston Islret'ls and schools. Govornor 1973, when it climbed While police questioned Industrial prices rose 1 pcr- he cent last month Hit Car, Charge Ted's Wife Drunk pound Ihc he said. I In Kansas, G.O.P. Sen. Dole declared lhal. many people in Ihe state who made were suffering economically and "Ihc lasl thing Ihey need is an addi- tional surlax lo pay." lie gave this example: :By Larry Tanner menl of health. Linn county "If it is obvious to thc defense Marion cm. that a number of jurors among arc for the first panel of 12 arc jurors sourcc Qf conlaminalion of who have expressed rather firm cjty.s health department of environmental quality on thc problem. Francis Sargent sent additional: Mcl.KAN, Va il.'Ph .loan'lice: subslalinn after Ihe incielenl, .McLean aller receiving word ol licp. Wyman (Il-N.ll l, run- police into Ihc cily Wednesday j s declined lo make public the accident senate, said he had V said Mrs. ,lhis il his smaller nne will, ?urellarfic ;iml night aflcr a federal judge re- ncelv (D-Mass.) was charged: the result. The charge of driving he influence is the only i) Ihe stale of Virginia if alco- Nol Determined opinions lhal il would bo unfair T) informed: lo prosecute these defendants in w dU, I'amlcr saiel Ihe cily hopes lo light of Mr. Nixon's rf'owod alfm? "roblom lhc "Wk" defense can reserve some of challenges while in cffccl hurley lold Ihe Gazette- Ihe Ihe governmenl to u slill has nol (InlL-rmmrd the cise challenges in the- early rounds.." The government can't do the; same. Jaworski said, because il has only li challenges. He suKgcMed complex malhcmalieal arrangemenl 01 neann. i.mn county while's request for U.S. department and the state marsiKlls wilh elrtiiiken driving Wednesday Busloads of black pupils quiet-1 ude.r her convertible bumped venlered schools in the at a or drugs are: found ;ibove a 'd nc ghborhooes Ihursdav. Virmni'i eei-riin level i i [ngnl m Viiguna. (.eii.iin driven by White- charged President j There were no injuries, and Fairfax county police saiel thc vicuna, Va. Ford wilh "laiinting" Hoslon (total damage in Ihe Ihree-carjcharge un conviction carries into "he-coming anolhcr Little (collision was i-slimale-d al penallics of a year in Hock." i Kdwani McGraiii. whej.se carjjail and a fine, and su.v was .-.truck, said of driver's license for was very concerned about jsix months. Police said, how- leeidcnl and vcrv upse-l. thai such penalties are ro- cut in government spending. Mnd Called Unfair o y n, r-illpfllh le said nature- of baclcria in the: Wednesday Boiling should be for llmr lo xvall'r' wilh five- mineiles. Cily Manager Joe anyone knowing of "lias jeopa.............. Painter suggcslcd. a private well in Ihe cily rights of the- citizens of Water Sup'l. Jack Fairley said might be connected lo the wale-rjlhis cily." nirsday his waicr crew will contact us so uc: "c said Fc.nl is Idling lii slalcmcnt disagreed lor for busing! Ihe civil and iiiiusuay ins waier crew -lm n.i Kl jing samples al cheek il for Ihe excess l.ac- the country "you're- on your own ls! linns Ihroughnul Ihe city In Iry Fairley said. i" Ihe- miplomcnlation of federal 1 I'? 'In lin.I Hie sniirce ol ronlami-- Fairley said Ihe city's storage orders, unless and until i 'iviliein tanks and wells were checked, there- is run and rebellion in the ,'ilv ell Illl' "We think il is possible- a immediately ailed learning ol strc-els nf cily.' CnuClilC. private well has been connected III'' ninlaininalcd water. city and her ur wiTi- borrowing ln Hie1 city .somewhere In Thr Mains customs from older and this is backing into the city who was Ihe idiul who passed l-'airley said. The wafer eleparlmonl IN wilh the stale depart- (Continued: Page 2, Cnl.-I.) iConliniiexl: Page li, Col III Today's Wh''ji up "'ill "7'1'1" la" s said. "We won al ow a uld M A know Ihe be .sarnfiml lo force Ihr un- Icred In Mrs Kennedy H- sintered .iignilica.it damage, wilh both front, and back caved in McGralh said Mrs Kennedy, slices and a leather coat, ex- usually involve-1 injuries en-ichangcel dnveis' liernses and Cmnies r and over again Ihe scene nf the accidenl that il bap-'cu'cumslanees that dnn'l exisl il thankful that no Mrs. Kennedy's Mrs. Kennedy, who was alone' ;iw'lllrli lei car at" Ihe lime nf the- lhrlv v'r" .ileiil, appeared befnre a magislrate and was released nil bee-n plan unfair and unjust and said iCoiiliiiued: Page II, Oil. (i.) 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