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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 18, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather— Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday. Urns tonight, 40 to 45. Highs Saturday 65 to 70. VOLUME 92 - NUMBER 282 ilaptdd CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMESSOVIET EMIGRATION ACCORD Ford Fails Jury Hears March 17 Nixon-Dean Discussion To End Flap On Pardon WASHINGTON (AP) — President Ford’s historic testimony on his pardon for former President Nixon has drawn high praise from congressmen for candor, but sharp disagreement on whether he laid the pardon controversy to rest. Ford assured a house judiciary subcommittee and a nationwide television audience Thursday “there was no deal, period” for the pardon and said he is convinced he did not grant it too hastily. VVSAA^AAAA^VW^^VWWWVWW ' (Photos on Picture Page) I Subcommittee members split Nixon asked, “You heard dis-afterwards on whether Ford’s cussion of that, but you didn’t testimony settled the matter, hear any discussion of bugging. WASHINGTON (AP) - A tape recording played at the Watergate cover-up trial Friday disclosed that former President Nixon discussed the vulnerability of some of his top aides to criminal charges on March 17, 1973 — four days before he claimed to have his first detailed knowledge about Watergate. It was the first time that portion of the tape or a transcript of it has ever been made public. In the conversation Nixon was told by John Dean that he had attended meetings where political espionage, including burglary and wiretapping, was discussed but that he thought the plans had been “turned off.” The jury then heard Dean saying, “The next thing I heard was ... the breakin on June and Chairman Hungate (D-Mo.) said the inquiry on the pardon may continue after congress returns Nov. 18 from its election campaign recess. Subcommittee called for more witnesses involved in the pardon consultations, including former White House chief of staff Alexander Haig, Ford counsel Phillip Bu-chen and possibly outgoing special Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski. did you, in that, your meetings? Or did you?” “Vulnerabilities” Later the President is heard Democrats! 1° sav; ‘;W,here th“ *hin« jcads' I mean in terms of the vulnerabilities and so forth. It s your view the vulnerabilities are basically Mitchell, Colson. Hal-deman, indirectly, possibly directly . . John Mitchell, Nixon’s former “Time To Lay Off” Most Republicans agreed with Ford the subcommittee should end the inquiry so the country can “shift our attention from the pursuit of a fallen President to the pursuit of the urgent needs of a rising nation ” “This certainlv should be Sag in Value Of Output Third in Row attorney general and two-time campaign manager, and H. R. Haldeman, his chief-of-staff, are two of the five defendants being tried for conspiring to coverup the Watergate breakin. Charles Colson, Nixon’s special counsel, also had been charged with conspiracy, but he pled guilty in another case and the charges were dismissed. The jurors, listening on headphones to their third White House tape in two days and following the taped conversation with a transcript, heard Dean tell Nixon that he too was vulnerable, to a degree. “I know, I know, but. . . you were in it after the deed was done.” Dean: “That’s correct that I have no foreknowledge ...” Nixon: ”... All the others that have participated in the — — thing, and therefore are potentially subject to criminal liability. You’re not. That’s the difference.” Magruder The conversation turned to Jeb Stuart Magruder, deputy to Mitchell on the re-election committee, and Dean told the President, “If Jeb ever sees himself sinking, he will reach out to grab everybody he can get a hold of . . . The unfortunate thing is, in this whole thing, Jeb is the most responsible man for the whole incident.” Dean earlier testified that John Ehrlichman said he would talk to Nixon about demands by some of the Watergate burglars for assurances of help from the White House. Dean said the demand was WASHINGTON (AP) - While communicated to Colson from President Ford prescribes anti- Howard Hunt, one of the inflation medicine for the econ- Pr*nc*Pa*s *n Watergate bur- Ford Signs Aid Measure Reluctantly _ t ,    .    P;    orny*    the    symptoms    of a reces (R-Ill.), It s time to lay off the sjon are growjng more President.    nounced But Rep. Bella Abzuti (D- mal resolutions of inquiry that Ford appeared to answer said. “This is just a beginning. “We have to probe further to make certain the pardon was not part of a deal for the resignation or for Ford’s becoming President.” “Raised Questions” Mid of if." said Rep McClory|„„„ .h. .y^ptomj 0f a~reces-Ingrowing more pro-' Dean, testifying at the Water-gate cover-up trial of Ehrlich- Rep. Bella Abzug <D- The real value of the goods man and four other men* said N Y ), author of one of the for- and serves churned out by the the demand was communicated .......... economy showed the third con-to sP*ciaI founsel Charl« Col- secutive quarterly decline. json from E. Howard Hunt, one The face value of the gross 0 principals in the Water* national product for July 8ate burglary, through September rose 8.3 per-1 Dn Jan. 3, 1973, Dean said, cent, projected at an annual Colson reported that he had met rate, to $1,411.6 billion, the com- ’with Hunt’s attorney, William merce department said Thurs- Rittman, who said Hunt was idav. Yet inflation sapped the|“m°st distraught, washed out, Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman (D- d»lla« of 11.5 percent of their his ulcers were bothering him N Y.) contended Ford's testimo-|valu€ « the same period, so the his mental attitude was bad and nv "raised more questions than ^a! value of the output shrank he wanted to plead guilty it answered ”    i2.9 percent.    unless assurances were coming It was under Miss Holtzman's That left it just slightly ahead.from the White House, questioning, on how Ford could of "here it was in 1972. It was! Ehrlichman said Colson answer the "suspicions rated' 'he first time since the 196041 should not get into any specific in the public mind on whether recession that output dropped in executive clemency or grants of the pardon was part of a deal. 'bree successive quarters Theiclemency with Mr Rittman. Robert w Smith of Dearborn, that Ford interrupted to make ™>s' recent recession, that of Dean said. He added that Ehr- Mich g 1935 Cornell graduate one of his major points.    I969-70- "as marked by only hchman said he would take it and a member of the board of "I want to assure you ... and two consecutive quarters of de- up "»h the President himself trustMK has accepted appointee members of congress and dine.    and that Colson shouW not bring | ment as natjonai leadership Less Severe    " UP    but "a" untl1 Ehrlichman    jf,s    chairman of lhe campaign. svmptoms 8''S baCk l° ^”    I    Smith,    a    native    of    Lost    Na- “Given Assurances”    tion,    recently retired after a 38- On    Jan. 5, three days before    year    career in the automotive WASHINGTON (AP) - Pres-ident Ford Friday signed “with serious reservations” a compromise bill that postpones until Dec. IO a ban on military aid to Turkey while attempts are made to negotiate a Cyprus dispute. Ford said he considered the measure “ill-advised and dangerous” but he voted for it because congress “has eased the most troublesome of the earlier restrictions.” As a result of signing of the continuing resolution, funds for the operations of several depart ments and agencies, held up for three weeks, can now be re leased. Ford twice vetoed similar ver sions of this bill because he said it would impede U. S. efforts toward Cyprus negotiations. “Full Responsibility' He said Friday: “Whatever we can still do to assist in resolving the Cyprus dispute will be done. But if we fat despite our best efforts, those in congress who overrode the congressional leadership must bear the full responsibility for that failure.” The compromise was passed by the house 191 to 33 and in the senate by voice vote. Both houses then closed up shop for a 32-day recess unti after the Nov. 5 election, when they will return to tackle unfinished business, including appropriations for several major government departments. Final action on the money resolution and the President’s agreement to sign it took the squeeze off thousands of government employes who had been facing payless paydays next week. Funding Authority The resolution provides the funding authority to operate agencies for which regular appropriation bills have not been passed. These include foreign aid programs and activities of MT. VERNON — Cornell Ad-i award, given jointly by the col i '    r    I    the health - education - welfare, Vance, a ten-year, $10.8 million liege    and    the    Cornell    Alumni    c«*r    labor and agriculture    depart- capital campaign to be launched Assn.    He    is a    past member of    i George Junior    Nowlin, 31, of    ments and several smaller feder- next spring, has been approved: the Alumni Assn. board    of direc-    rural Keystone,    drew    two life    a^ agencies, legally    without by the board of trustees at Cor-tors.    prison terms friday    following    funds since Sept. 30 "en college.    Specific financial goals for the his convictions in ' Linn and “ -    ~' Announcement of the Cornell hrs! three-year    Jones    county    in    thc    deaths -UPI Telephoto NONCHALANT — A South Boston woman, accustomed to the armed-camp atmosphere resulting from school racial trouble, walks unperturbedly past a policeman. Path Seen Cleared for Trade Bill $10.8 Million Drive    Nowlin Gets Scheduled by Cornell j-,T® Terr™; 7    lo Appeal Advance campaign was made by Dr. Philip B. Secor, president of the college, and Al Morrissey of Mt. Vernon, president of the board of trustees. campaign (See photo on Page 4) next spring, according to Secor two Cedar Rapids teenagers. | ability to further a negotiated and Morrissey.    Appearing    before    Judge    Rob-    settlement, “would do nothing The board has already ap- er, 0smundson in Linn district ,0 encouragc proved thc first priority for the _ ..    ...... resolve campaign, a $2 million, 37,000 court Friday tnorning, Nowlin and would bring a further dete-jwas sentenced to life imprison- rioration of the posture of the mcnt in the state penitentiary in NATO alliance in the crucial the shooting death of Michael easR‘rn Mediterranean. Servey, 18, March IO. Philip Secor are other a maximum drop of 1.9 in industrial production the American people that there was no deal, period, under no circumstances,’’ he said Ford said the first mention ever made to him of a pardon for Nixon came from Haig during a meeting Aug. I — eight days before Nixon resigned - at which he smd Haig also in- (jona| pr0(juct figures came out formed him of upcoming “dev-    ™_____r r,_._j ^u.:_ astating. even catastrophic” disclosures that might Nixon from office There such as percent so far. than in sions. Yet, even before the latest na m*n industry. He was with General trial. Motors from 1935 to 1950. then an(j joined Ford Motor Co. Dean that “I have given Bitt-1    Alumni    Award man assurances, but no hard which are less severe Hunt and the six other the most recent reces- were scheduled to go on Colson told Ehrlichman (Continued: Page 3, Col. 5 ) Alternatives A Ford pardon for Nixon was Federal Reserve Board Chairman Arthur Bums and other1 remove    dubbed    the    current slump a recession. The administration conten-! tion, repeated anew bv Com- one of six alternatives Haig list-™ e,r c ' Salary Frederick j a    u„    ea.a    Ham    Dent and his top economists, is did not advocate any of the op- 'hat the decline in output is the By Bill Uvelette don,    product of isolated quirks    Robert    J. Lambroz, 17. Wa- The President said other op- .The Arab oil embargo, higher j ,    d    ,    Fri- Smith is a recipient of Cor-nell’s Alumni Achievement Waverly Youth Charged In Kidnaping of Women Al Morrissey Nowlin was convicted of first degree murder in that case Aug. 8 in Story county district court. The trial was moved there from Linn county on a change of venue. At 1:30 pm. Friday, Judge John Hyland, in Jones county district court, also sentenced Nowlin to a life term in WASHINGTON (AP) - Senator Jackson (D-Wash.) Friday announced what he described as a historic step aimed at ensuring free emigration from the Soviet Union of at least 60,000 persons a year. The accord involving congress, the Ford administration and the Soviet Union also opens the way for congressional passage of major trade legislation and ends a two-year fight by Jackson and others to liberalize Soviet emigration policies. Following a half-hour meeting with President Ford and Secretary of State Kissinger, Jackson was given the use of a White House podium to unveil a six-point agreement outlined in an exchange o f correspondence with Kissinger. The White House made no announcement of its own and all press releases distributed there on the matter were from Jackson’s office Trial Period In essence, Jackson and other proponents of freer Soviet emigration agreed to an 18-month trial period during which the new Soviet policies will be im-p I e rn e n t e d and in return congress will authorize tariff concessions and credits to the Soviets. Noting that congress can end t h e arrangement after 18 months if it feels the Soviets are not upholding their part of the bargain, Jackson told reporters, “I think the safeguards are more than adequate.” In a letter to Jackson, Kissinger wrote, “I should like, in behalf of the administration, to inform you that we have been assured that the following criteria and practices will henceforth govern emigration from the USSR.” Kissinger listed six points. They were: 1. “Punitive actions against individuals seeking to emigrate from the USSR would be violations of Soviet laws and regulations and will therefore not be permitted. ...” 2. “No unreasonable or unlawful impediments will be placed in the way of persons desiring to make application for emigration. . . 3. “Applications for emigration will be processed in order of receipt, including those previously filed, and on a nondiscriminatory basis as regards the place of residence, race, religion, national origin and BEIRUT (AP) - Egypt', 0F|Pro,“sion*1 sUtus of ,he "PP1" ficial Middle East news agency c said Russia and Egypt an- Ford said he vetoed the second bill with the aid cutoff be-°f cause it would destroy U. S. the the two sides to dispute peacefully, Soviet-Egyptian Accord Reported 4. “Hardship cases will be nounced Friday they have processed sympathetically and agreed to support establishment expeditiously ...” of a Palestinian state as a 5. “The collection of the so-J7 ~ prerequisite for an over-all called emigration tax on emi- . .    ...-----**    *“J---*    L    L    was    suspended year win remain suspend- stock- antiei- day after he allegedly stole a car from two women, held them lions included Nixon giving him-!®!'    . overeager aelf a pardon in advance, Nixon I Ptljffi by industry in    _______________________________ stepping aside temporarily Pd,lon °r inll' ienary price in- tj d Ipd authorities on Amendment .creases, and a home building in-I K -    -    .    SW    under    s Robert Smith under the 25th 34-mile chase at speeds up to Nixon resigning further along ^'ry staggering under high in-; ii.Auii    h *    terest    rates are nfe<j as exam-,    * - I- and vote than un pies “It omy the impeachment process trying to get a censure from congress rattier peachment. Ford said he was shocked and *d>s Stunned by the word that he ll 1 might be about to become President, and told Haig he appears to me the econ-is actually moving side-” said Economist James The chase ended near the intersection of highways 30 and 200 near Keystone when the youth lost control of the car on a curve and ran into a ditch. No one was injured Units from the Cedar Rapids Police were first alerted of the incident when they received a call from a man who observed a car leave a parking lot shortly before ll p.m. Thursday at the 903 First avenue SW, under suspicious circumstances.    square-foot science center for The caller reported seeing a biology and chemistry. The woman identified later as Lois Novak, 48, of 316 Sixth street SE, death in thai county of Maureen    ^a"fu settlement    rn the    Mid- grants which Connolly, 17. March IO.    dl?has''. ,    hts year will Nowlin was convicted of first- In a joint communique report-^ degree murder in the    girls    cdber<; b>' ,hf agency    they, S. "Hiih respect    to    all    the death Get 2 in Cerro    Gordo    callcd for seaunR    ,he Pales-, foregoing points,    we will be    in    a county district court where the t,ne Ub<'rau,ln , Organization position to bring to the attention I at any future Geneva peace 0f the Soviet leadership indica- (Continucd Page 3, Col. 7) talks as a full participant. Mrs. Rockefeller's Condition    " tions that we may have that these criteria and practices are not being applied. Our repre-j sentations . . . will receive sympathetic consideration and response.” Kissinger’s letter made no mention of the number of emi- Surtax Hit would Economists such as Leif Olsen police department, the Iowa of New York’s First National highway patrol and the sheriff’s put groceries into the trunk of a 1C72 Lincoln Continental, then suddenly jump into the driver’s seat beside her mother. Ruth H. Booze. 81, of the same address. As the car left the parking lot, a man was observed in the back NEW YORK (AP)—Vice-j ident-designate Nelson Re feller’s wife, Happy, was re-three-story structure is to con-1 ported progressing well Friday alter a cancer operation similar to that performed three weeks .Continued. I_age 3. Col I.)    argue    that    inflation's    departments    of    Linn    Beaton,    ,canj    QVer    |he    fron,    Mal - doom already is sealed and the and Tama counties chased the _ Today'* Chuckle The way the stock market is behaving, we’re neither bull nor bear — just chicken. nation “now confronts a decidedly new situation with new and: different complications ” While supporting the spending programs in Fords economic! Put out Call Copvr»#ht (Continued: Page 2, Col. 6 ) 'held in the Linn county jail. vehicle. File Charges Lambroz was charged with I Far. a^or witness report kidnaping and larceny of a motor vehicle. He was being Story, picture page IO tain an auxiliary solar heating unit. Preliminary designs have ag0 on F,rst Lady Betty Ford. been approved toy the Cornell board. The architectural firm oi Harry Wecsc and Associates of Chicago is preparing final plans and specifications. High Priority Secor said he expects ground ers. Rockefeller had a very comfortable night and her condition is reported excellent,” said a bulletin released by Police put out a call to locate; breaking for the new building toj“^al    (,a", P far flftpr (hp witnpss rpDort- take place during the current I, Unt r’ _______, riL ... academic year. ed the incident. A Cedar Rapids police officer (Continued: Page I, Col. 4.) .breast was removed in a th ee- Abo high on the priority iist!and a-hall hour operation Thun-(Continued: Page 3, Col. 4.) I Doctors have said there was no evidence of cancer in her j lymph nodes and chances of (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) long-term survival are about 9() percent. Her surgeon, Dr. Jerome Ur ft- ^v'1 ;1 - ^ I Today's Index ban, said “she recuperated fan Comics .............. 21 tastically rapidly.” Crossword ........... 21 He said she would probably be Daily Record 3 able to leave the hospital in a Deaths ..........— 3 week. Editorial Features ... .......6 Rockefeller said Mrs. Ford’s Farm 16 surgery prompted his wife to a Financial 22 self-examination, and she dis Marion IS covered a suspicious lump. Movies A breast X-ray gave suspi Society IO cious but inconclusive results. Sports 17-20 Urban advised Mrs. Rocke State ........... .....4.5 feller, 48, to enter the hospital Television ........... .......ll Wednesday. Further tests led to Want Ads the surgery. IWfeUiPe* ;

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