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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette October 21, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 21, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Fair tonight with lows around 40. Cloudy Tuesday, highs in lower 60s. VOLUME 92 - NUMBER 285 ti# editor Rapids cur FINAL 15 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIME* FORD Welcomes Kent State Trial Start CLEVELAND (CPD - One of; eight former Ohio national; guardsmen charged in connection with the 1970 Kent State) shootings Monday described as ‘‘hell” the last four years and five months since four students! died and nine fell wounded in a 13-second barrage of gunfire. “I feel the public is going to: finally find out what really happened,” said defendant James Pierce. 29. Amelia Island, Fla ,I as he entered federal court here' for trial “It should have been done five years ago or four and a half years ago.” Pierce said he had never been through an experience such as! this trial. “Not Much Use” “I lost my job last weekend, because of this,” said Pierce.: “I ve got to be away so much, I’m not going to be of much use to them.” More than IOO persons werej called for possible selection to, serve on the 12-member jury. The trial was expected to take about two months. Of the eight defendants, five face a maximum sentence of life imprisonment if found guilty. They are: Pierce; lawrence Shafer. 29. Ravenna. Ohio; Ralph Zoller. 27, Mantua. Ohio; James McGee. 27. Ravenna; and William Perkins. 28. Canton, Ohio. The five are accused of will- iContinued: Page 2, Col. 3.) f MEXICAN CHIEF Jury Hears March 21 Cover-Up Discussion Promises New Dialog In Americas WASHINGTON (AP) — A dis- had access ... so that the Pres-I consolate President Nixon dis- ident at some later time is in a cussing options for “stone-(position to say'I relied.’” I walling” Watergate investiga-| Ehrlichman said then that if tions was heard by the Water- there were further disclosures, (gate cover-up jury on tape Mon-Nixon would be in a stronger day as John Dean was on the position to say that he justifia- NOGALES. Ari/.. (AP) Prom-|stand for the fourth day.    bly relied on Dean’s report *s‘nK a now dialog” with “It s a long road, isn t it, for A few days later, Dean went Latin-American nations, Presi-all of us, for all of us,” Nixon    lo the    presidential retreat at    dent    l ord met Mexican I resi- isaid at one point. “I mean, what    Camp David, Md., but failed to    hem    Echeveiria at this Ixirdci the hell are you going to do?” write a report.    city Monday to begin nine hours The discussion occurred on Instead, he later hired an at- of hop-scotch diplomacy, j March 21, 1973 - on the after-,torney and    tc,1*n8 thr Ford, in remarks prepared noon of the day when Dean Watergate story to federal pros- for the ceremonial exchange of then White House counsel, had ecutors    greetings at the border, said the laid out for the President the    Nixon    then appointed Ehrlich-    day s summit sessions at loca- names of White House people    to    write the rcjrort. In ai    tions    in Mexico and Arizona who were vulnerable to indict- Public statement on April 17. “symbolize the relationship bc-jment.    (Nixon said that in the March 21 tween our two countries.” (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.) City Considers Ways To Serve Old Citations Oil and economic matters promised to dominate the talks between the two presidents “It is a working partnership of mutual cooperation which exemplifies the spirit behind the new dialog into which we have entered with the nations of Latin America,” Ford said UPI Telephoto Chicago Fire Firefighters in snorkel units pour water on a blaze set off by an explosion that ripped through a flue company storage tank near the old Chicago stockyards Sunday. The firemen kept the flames from spreading to another nearby storage tank containing nitroglycerine. The fire was confined to the Darling and Co. plant. Two persons were injured, one seriously. President Stands Behind Rocky They discussed setting up a presidential panel to gather evidence or sending White House, people to the grand jury under a I (grant of immunity so they could ;not be charged. “Very General” Two of the defendants in the; trial. John Ehrlichman and ll. R. Haldeman, participated in By Mike Deupree    ’New    Meaning j the afternoon discussion, Ehr- Unpaid overtime parking    'lu our meetings today, he liftman pressed the President f „    „ in Unn added, "let us Rive new mean- to have Dean put out a report:    mg to the special relationship that Nixon then could send to d,str,ct    courL    and Cedar Rapids    0j tW(j ^(KKj neighbors .    . . the senate investigation then Safety    Commissioner James    through frank and friendly con- underway.    Steinbeck    said Monday he is i situations.” Discussing that idea, Nixon considering creating a special It was Ford’s first venture (says: “I ask for a written report    t(l    v/,rvf. riintmnv ann unto foreign soil since he bc- .    . which is very general, un ,    *    j    .    Hearne    Prsident    on Aug. 9, and demand?"    mite    sure    the    fines    ar* paid. he said, ..u plwide/a 1ivi„g “Understand,” the President More    than    1,000 of the sum-    demonstration of how we    are repeats and laughs, adding: “I menses    had    accumulated by    j inextricably linked . . .” don't want to get all that g .Monday morning, when police There were indications that specific. I’m thinking now in (officers began delivering them. Echcverria might like to trade Pres- overseas for his Commission on able Kissinger to join the Nixon ing to do with the book. written far more general terms . . .    The    backlog will probably oil for Washington s agreement ident Ford is standine b\ his Critical Choices for Americans administration as head of the by a onetime Rockefeller cam- If you make it quite generalicontinue to pile up, both be-'to admit migrant Mexican farm .    .    tho    110    r*ir*ri    ,ifc    ar* Xdtmnai    r»..nrii    naion    worker    Edward    paul I In terms of . your investiga-jcause delivering the summonses).workers — a development that WASHINGTON (Apl nomination of Nelson Oregon To Fight Extortionist's Blackout Threat PORTLAND. Ore (AP) -State, local and federal authors, ties have begun preparations to counter possible power black-' outs in case an extortionist carries out his threat to dynamite more transmission line towers in the Portland area. Bonneville Power Administration officials, arca police and the FBI reviewed emergency plans Sunday after the power administration refused to pay a $1 million ransom demanded in an extortion letter. Since Sept. 26. ll transmission towers have been dynamited in the Portland area, eight of them within the last week. Three of the towers were toppled, with damage estimated at $250,009, and unexploded devices were found attached to several other towers. A letter addressed to the administration arrived at the Portland FBI office Friday. It demanded SI million and was signed “J Hawker”. The letter said in part: • The extent of damages resulting from the demolition of five of your power line towers Wednesday night is incidental. Our intent is to either collect SI million or to make you people wish to hell we had ” Power administrator Don Ho-del said he believed the only motive of the extortionist is money “There are no political overtones to the letter,” he said. Today s Index , Among the 139 recruits are National Security Council. paign worker, Edwai- ----  -    -    .    ,    - IA    ,    ....    r    .    j H )t Walt Rostow. former .special as- And. Rockefeller was quoted Matter III of Buffalo. “The audion indicates that this man did is a low-prionty item for police would help ease Mexico s serious feller, declaring. I rn still con- sjslant lo ^ jate president in an interview in Time maga-'thor says he had nothing to do no1 do it . . . this man did do and because the number of un- unemployment problems, vinced he would make a good Johnson and n()W professor of zine as saying that Kissinger with it.” Morrow said.    that.”    (paid tickets continues to in- Ford was expected to stress vice-president.”    economics at the University of was concerned about earning; On other matters that came;    FBI    Reports    crease.    lorth-of-the-border concern about Ford, fielding questions from Texas, hired last April on a one- less in Washington than he had up at the mini-news conference, uhrlichman suggests that if    45    a I)ay    ll,e *low vt ille^al immigrants five newsmen aboard Air Force year contract for $25,000, and been. because ’ he had just got Ford also said, he “would be thal jdca ls, adopted, “to give Traffic Engineer Mel Meyer from Mexico at a time when the One late Saturday, was asked John Dunlop of Harvard, former divorced and had response (delighted ' to make public any some weight to that, could you said his department writes an ^ has a mounting unemploy-whether any conservative Re- director of the Cost of Living bilities to his children and to his taped conversations with former,attach as an appendix a list of average of 45 citations per day. me,nt Problem of its own. President Nixon, to show they the FBI reports to which you Since many citations are for Ford told reporters Saturday publicans had urged him to Council who will get $15,000. former wife withdraw    the    increasingly    con-    Meanwhile. Rockefeller was "I    ur8ed him to take the job.    never talked about the    controversial nomination.    described bv a Drominent sen-He didn’t want it. Okay, so I trovcrsy-ridden Nixon pardon, if j -    -    r. ____ “I wouldn't say anybody ateSocratman who helped him out    the special prosecutor's office Forifc NO Figures seriously,” the President re- has great experience, trenton- He put the money in trust for has no objection, sponded.    implving    that    such    ad-dous    ability.”    his    children. What’s more    There is no indication    such human than that?” Rockefeller    tapes exist, Nixon having    aban- said In    the interview, Rockefeller    system months before Ford be In Emigration Deal vice had been received. The comment came from Sen- Standing in shirtsleeves in the ate Democratic whip Robert aisle of the plane as it brought Byrd of West Virginia, who said TUCSON Ariz (AP) Presi-doncd his While House taping^ Kord sald Monday the many __________ . more than one violation, hen«?ht that emigration, oil, joint said, the daily average of un- blurts to curb traffic in illicit paid fines is actually about 90, narcotics and seven or eight , „    4 , .    ,    other matters of mutual concern At to per ticket, a consider- W(.u|d ,akon Thrr(> wa, ab c amount of revenue is in- m forma| d<1 f(>r thc dis. volv<-'d-    cussions The citations go to drivers Farm Hands „—.....  Ka    i th    n    myjj-n i-inmiftont    .United States has no assurance w|)0 have ignored both the origi- him home from a campaign trip in an interview Sunday on the <lcscnlx‘d ,he K,fls hc Bove to came vice-presiot i    thg iS(iVlets wj|j permit a mini- nal ticket and a notice to pay Echcverria would like to conto Louisville, Ky., Ford held CBS program "Face the Na-    associates and friends or . r*-sP°    ..]■    f    I    mum of 60,000 Jews and others the ticket.    Ivince Ford that Mexican farm what amounted to an informal tion” that he still planned to as „a great American trade said he hopes e las sa is ic to jcave that country each year    Sheriff    Refused    hands should be allowed to work news conference    vote for Rockefeller's confirma- *10n’    congress en e par on ’ in exchange for improved trade    in the U S. under a program Following Don    tion despite the recent (ma,.cia!    "t-omplele Phoney    saying. _ Ijwtogj,, answered ^ w„h (he s    When    the    tines    arenU    paid, el- slmilar ,„ ,ht. bratTro projm disclosures. Puffing occasionally on Ford. on tile other hand, wants lo halt the flow of illegal immi- hU„,w,.vvvo    _____ cters    ^ration into tile U.S., spurred by 111 j    . i T ..    . ..    rPS‘d^n    ish emigration.    Jackson said the    sa,d th(*y had not    I>€en delivered    mounting unemployment and waul ‘I havent told anybody I R . tt .    t    agreement included a bench- on my staff about| cabin*    o,    ^    # tentatively plans to leave the    ^    "qic'snon Than ••      •    «    T.siTsoeculLon    in that^ realm    standard    of    eompli- country Nov. 17 and congress t. h.    ^    l,sma sPecu,T,on ,n rcdim ance does not return from its clee- >d r‘ ‘    Todtty'x    €'HmcMp mus! tomc *rom outsiders or ^ a *‘c|arifving statement'' lion recess until the following    Putting    away    something (or a    wWto Ifcwe    “    'ssued through    Press' Secretary day-    In    New York Sunday, Rockc.jratny day requires a longer Th pre.jd.nt si^ji.nBed an H,)n Nesscn' tor<l sal<) lhe al> It was revealed Monday that feller said through spokesman stretch ol clear weather than it „pporlunii; l0 d(.ny that wbinet “rd *m‘Krat'on w,th ,he Rockefeller has spent $9/o,000 Hugh Morrow that he gave used to    copyism    _    Soviet Union mentions no sjx - to hire intellectuals here and Henry Kissinger $50,000 to en- t    (Continued    Page    2, Col. 5.1 cific figures pipe. Ford said he expected Rockefeller's nomination to be confirmed before the Pesidcnt’s planned trip to Japan next month This would seem to be ,0    P(.    answepcd    -    He    said    the “ii"*    s‘.n“'??[d    Rockefeller    gifts    and    loans    raise a more serious question than the back taxes. are many questions that remain plctc phony.”    sajd He said Rcx:kcfeller had noth- anything they asked' in tests- Scna|()r jatkjon i l>-Wash I 'atio"s are written and sent to (hat was abandoried unde'r p'rc7 -------district court The nrnhlrm has sure (rom y s |abof unions. should (Continued: Page 3, Col. 8.) (Continued Page 3. Col 6 Governors Cool to Ford Plea Enforcing 55 m.p.h.- Swell Idea, but • • • Comics tx Cro«swprd 21 Daffy Record 3 Deaths 3 Editorial Feature* 6 Firm 14 Financial 22 Marion 12 Movies 13 Society 10.11 Sports 15-19 Stall 4.5 Televise!! 20 Maut Ads 23-27 By Associated Press Many of the nation s governors and mayors say there’s little they can do about President Ford’s request to enforce the nationwide 55 rn p h. speed limit except praise it as a good idea. The governors and mayors, many of whom got telegrams a week ago from Ford asking for stricter speed limit enforcement, say their states are already doing everything possible given the manpower available Many officials, including state and local police, say the basic problems are that the public is not convinced that energy conserve tion will help cut inflation and there are too many speeders for the police to handle, a nationwide Associated Press survey shows The survey also showed that With minor exceptions, the nation's governors and mayors plan no special actions on speed limit enforcement because of Ford s telegram Many states have upped manpower to monitor speeding violations since last winter and speeding tickets are up considerably in many states Nearly all officials say there is no way to further increase patrols, despite Ford s request. Some states treat drivers speeding over the national limit hut under thc old state limit less severely than those exceeding the old limits Many states do not slop drivers traveling above 55 m p h. until they approach a set speed — say. 62 rn p h In scattered areas, judges are dismissing charges against people caught speeding over 55 rn ph but under old limits; police in some areas give warnings instead of tickets to such speeders * South Dakota enforces its speed laws, and will continue to do so said Gov. Richard Kniep, who plans no changes in state procedures on speeding “The basic problem with enforcement is that once a sizable percentage of the population begins >o ignore the speed limit, or any law, it is hard to control “As a practical matter, if everyone on the highway is traveling 60 mph, a patrolman can hardly stop them all and can hardly be expected to selectively choose which ones to pick.” My total reaction to Mr Ford s projiosal is that lie s trying to organize a high school cheerleading team,” said St. Paul, Mum Mayor Lawrence Cohen who called Ford suggestions “buckpassing ’ James Crawford, chief of the Minnesota patrol, got orders from Gov Wendell Anderson to strengthen enforcement as needed after the Ford telegram But Crawford says enforcement “is at the' maximum now He said arrests are not made until the motorist goes over 60 rn p Ii Rhode Island Gov. Philip Noel was one of the few officials who said he planned to increase the number of troopers on the road He also said he would ask the state police su permtendent to meet with local police to ad vise them of Ford's telegram In Tennessee. Gov Winfield Dunn took no special action because of Ford's telegram Tennessee's legislature passed a law this year which eliminated court costs and reports to the safety department and insurance compa rues for speed violations between 55 and 75 rn p.Ii , the old limit on freeways. And Safety Commissioner Claude Armour says that many judges are simply dismissing such .speeding cases. The state has been stopping people traveling at 62 or more. The Idaho legislature has passed a law similar to Tennessee’s. Missouri, New Mexico and Michigan, where speeding arrests have jumped up 115 percent since April, also have such laws AP W.f*rO»'OK Waiting for Food A Bangladesh mother comforts her hungry child as she waits for food in a Dacca relief camp Sunday. The camps were set up to feed landless peasants who migrated to the capital following floods and famine. ;

  • Claude Armour
  • Henry Kissinger
  • Hugh Morrow
  • James Crawford
  • James Mcgee
  • James Pierce
  • John Dean
  • John Dunlop
  • John Ehrlichman
  • Lawrence Cohen
  • Mel Meyer
  • Mike Deupree
  • Philip Noel
  • R. Haldeman
  • Ralph Zoller
  • Richard Kniep
  • Walt Rostow
  • Wendell Anderson
  • William Perkins

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: October 21, 1974

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