Cedar Rapids Gazette, October 28, 1974, Page 2

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 28, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- ('hance of rain tonight a n (I Tuesday. w>w» tonight, upper 50s. ■ IikIik Tuesday, m i d «0s. volume 92 - number 202 Ii# tiWdar Httptdd CITY FINAL CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMESFORD FLAKS VISIT INDIA Hunt: Okay For Breakin By Mitchell BULLETIN WASHINGTON (LPH - E. Howard Hunt testified Monday he was told “the big man” — meaning former Attorney General Mitchell — approved a plan for hugging and burglarizing the national Democratic headquarters. WASHINGTON (API - E. Howard Hunt, the foreman of the Watergate burglary team, testified in the Watergate coverup trial Monday after the court adopted him as its own witness because the prosecution would not vouch for his credibility. Hunt began his testimony by saying that fellow Watergate break-in conspirator (». Gordon Giddy asked his help in December. 1971. and January, 1972,1 “to help prepare a budget relat-l cd to certain projects desired by the then-attorney general (John Mitchell), Mr. John Dean and Mr. Jeb Stuart Magruder.” Hunt and four others pled guilty to charges stemming from a breakin at Democratic; headquarters on June 17, 1972 to repair a faulty wiretap. Defense Objections Before Hunt took the stand, defense lawyers argued for an hour that he should not be called as a court witness, a procedure that allows both sides to ask leading questions. Such questions normally are not permitted in direct examination. U.S. District Judge John Sirica first read brief instructions to the jury telling them that “like other witnesses, he must take the oath and must answer all questions put to him truthfully" and that the only difference in the status of court witness is the waiver of the leading questions rule. If K. Haldemans lawyer. John Wilson, was especially vehement about instructions to the jury on the procedure of calling court witnesses. “I have never read such a startling charge in my life,” Wilson said “Ifs deceptive. It’s not honest.” Instances of Lying Richard Bcn-Veniste, an assis-tant prosecutor who Hunt claims tried to get him to commit perjury, said there are numerous instances before the grand jury when Hunt lied and that the court witness device would permit leading questions to bring out Hunt s motivations to testify falsely. And Chief Prosecutor James Neal said that the government’s theory in the case is “that the defendants conspired to pay money ... to Mr Hunt to keep him from telling what he knows." Ile said it was necessary to probe exactly what it was that Hunt knew Dutch Demand Release Kissing, Of Women, Children |nf||ancC|fln THE HAGUE (UPI) Thejprison hospital, has been under- llllllltllli JI jill Dutch government insisted on going treatment since a 12-day the release of all women and hunger strike to protest being    _    I _ ft-* JL children hostages Monday be- separated from Nuri.    I    | fore negotiating with four con- Nurj and Tamimah were serv- ■ I IWV I IIVI victs, including an Arab gueril- jng five-year terms for hijacking la, barricaded in a prison chap- a British Airways jetliner last NEW DELHI (UPI) — Presol-    March and setting the aircraft idem Ford has accepted an invi- The prisoners unexpectedly ion fire at Amsterdam airport. tation “in principle” to visit freed an elderly man, three The two guerillas identified■ India at a date which has not children and a woman Sunday, I themselves as members of the j yet been arranged, U.S. Ambas-but kept on holding 17 other hos- Arab Nationalist Youth Move- *ador Daniel Patrick Moynihan tages, including two women and mem for the Liberation of Pal-said Monday. a chil(J .    estine, a breakaway group con- Chatting with newsmen at a Dutch officials said the pris- demned by the Palestine Liber- dinner hosted by visiting Schooners demanded the transfer of ation Organization.    tary of State Kissinger in honor an Arab guerilla inmate from    ------ of Indian Foreign Minister Y. B. the prison hospital to the chap- p-    -.1"^    Ii    Chavan, Moynihan said the el. but gave no indication of the tflVOVS L'OUDT Ford visit to India will not be made in connection with the ultimate goal of the takeover. Release of All A justice ministry spokesmen said officials in contact with the Arms Pact Breakthrough UPI Telephoto Mounted Dutch Police Patrol in Front of Scheveningen Prison Surgery tor Nixon Hinges On Tests \ Economic Gain by Spring U.S. President’s forthcoming trip to the Soviet Union. Ford plans to visit Japan and ,    .    .    .    —------------south Korea beginning Nov. 19 secondary chapel by walkie-;    r”mJand    then    meet    with Soviet lead- ic insisted on the release of ‘    cr i^onid Brezhnev in Vladivos- all women and children as a mst diplomats said Monday that tok Nov 22-24 precondition to negotiations. the Moscow talks between Sec- Kissinger, between two meet* Po ice ringed the prison and retar>r of state Kissinger and ings with Prime Minister Indira marine marksmen took up pose ^ Partv Seerclarv Brezh- Gandhi- totalling one hour and lions on nearby rooftops.    Soviet arty Secretary Brczh    ^ accord - evicts took over the ne v failed to produce a    »    create a joint chapel at Schevenmgcn prison breakthrough in act or prince Indo.American commlssionJ to during a Roman Catholic mass pie on the crucialtssue of stra*    lradc.    scientific    and ISaturday, capturing 22 persons fogie arms limitations.    Educational exchanges - two guards, a priest, an or- The first reaction from these The cord,a| at“ospherc of gamst. a nine-member visiting quarters to the Moscow meeting a mec,ings and Kissinger's .. choir and nine relatives of the was notably reserved. Commie, a(c |wo.houf ,a|ks wj(h ,hc nisi diplomats expressed little',nSian (orelgn mjnis,er ap. responded "Oh,    s    _ asked whether gasoline; Po|icc identified the rebel in-optimism for an early compre- "™r“d fo'have consigned to The mates as Palestinian guerilla hensive agreement on nuclear t    m    f^yjjgg    which A Jim   A L. „    AT. I    A1 «i r* r* /ii thief Mohamed Koudache and “Despite the positive tone of WASHINGTON tAPi — A He added: “By the spring of Ile leading senate Democrat feds next year. I would expect a bet- when wage and price controls will be ter price performance along should be rationed LONG BEACH. Calif. (AP)— needed before the nation’s eco- with a higher rate of unemploy-j He also said congress would Adnam Ahmad Nuri, Algerian arms curbs Richard Nixon will probably un- nomic problems arc solved, but ment and a weakening level of not pass a great deal of substan-dergo surgery for his phlebitis if Treasury Secretary Simon says business activity. tests scheduled this week show Improvement already is on its "What we have to be pre- ., reWrns aftcr the Novfmbcr , * r ... *    . way.    pared to fend off under those . ..    .    .    _ new clots forming in    hts leg. the    s'imon and Senate Majority Circumstances are    tremendous ejections, hat    President Ford' f o r rn e r I resident    s physician    Leadcr Mjke Mans(jeld were tn- political pressures    to expand haa not taken    the    n,native    Jo,    dP„v.red 81Dr John I ungren    also told a    ,ervi,"ved separately on lelevi- quickly and excessively."    p* ‘ *d percent    surtax    is food.    soft    drinks    cigarets, play-    "ays    to    halt    the'arms    race    was,d**’ callcd °" Indla .t0 afec !° news conference here Sunday Z” Pr0gramS SU^f'a and „ 5Tfv W8S ,'TZl KST ling cards, beds. mattresses and carefully examined in the talks. “TZrZ nYeear treh^ '    ......a, £«*»• V*ws were wtddy dtver- Jtl. S. News and World Be- ^ sajd adminjstration blankets Sunday to the chapel, no specific possibilities accept- ‘^ export,ng nuciear technol- gent on a number of economic port.    }.n.^ u ^    tn    Justice    Minister    Wilhelm De    able    to    Russia    and    the    U.    S.r®^. the ill feelings sprang from the U.S. “tilt” to- .... r o ______  ....______^___________ wards Pakistan during the 1971 tive economic legislation when !^.*3ulah.banuk nrobbers’ Daan o«'c*al communique, the t Indo-Pakistan war. Both Kifc- anr! ,an Hrnila#*rc    Moscow    talks    produced    no    singer and Mrs. Gandhi said breakthrough in fact or prinei- relatidns were not only good but Denie and Jan Brouwers. Prisoner Demands Dutch police, responding to pie,” they said.    on    the    way    up.” While a variety of means and,    3    speech    Mon- that Nixon eventually will available to testify in the trials of his former aides charged in connection with the Watergate affair. If tests this week show no active clotting, Lungren said the former President will probably leave Memorial hospital medical center of Long Beach at the end of the week. Among the elaborate tests scheduled is a radioactive isotope examination. “Active Clotting” “We don't propose to do anything further unless we have in- ‘!’6 Y* , r.i m don t work dictations of active clotting. licics have to be given time to matters. On CBS’ “Face the Nation”. Mansfield said “I think it is just a matter of time before we'll come to wage and price controls,” because “all the elements are there for a recession which, if not corrected in time, may well plunge us deeper into an economic morass.” Simon, however, on ABC’s “Issues and Answers”, repeated # -*#* . A his opposition to controls, say Qf/0,000 Vietnam Vets ■-Mare. «s -ms ”*> JStjrrS.T&t “Yes’ to Rationing    vvork    and    be sajd 35 pjeces Gaay Fortman said    -, ..    luuimiuu mm    u nor, nu ««**«- Besidcs wage and price con- legislation have been pro- Hight that Dutch officials have sal they did not expect an) ^ ^ develop nuclear weap-trois. Mansfield said lower in-posed to go along with Kurd's n0 difficulties in providing Jinn guidelines, let atone agree-1 onJ „ hf, sald in a care(u||y terest rates are needed, as are a economic program.    such items, but could hardly c *    0 c reac c a e worded speecb before the Indian program of government jobs, a    ..** Nccdcd"    ?nv,sa*e the possibility of let- matins-between Brezhnev and C#uncil flf WorM Affairs ..But reconslruction finance corpora-    ting the prisoners leave the ' v o in a nos India of course has the capabilities lo help business and an at- sa,d «as»1‘"c ratsomng is country.    late next month.    ,0    export nuclear technology, tempt lo CUI energy use bv IO not necdcd' and 1,0 d<-'fcndo<i 'he Oflieials said the four prison- The differences were said o ]( thcrcfore has an lmportant percent.    '    (Continued?Page 3, Col. 8 I ,CT*- arm,1;d "i,h at ‘east '»o pis- be too wide so far to enable rQ,e jn (hjs multUateral cndcav. tots, took turns talking    in Ara-    them to master the complexities    Qr .. hic. English    and Dutch    over    a    of the problem, with Russia ap-    |ncjian    government exwalkie-talkie    taken from    one    of    parently in no hurry to commit    an underground nuclear itself while still striving    to im-    Jjev,ce M ,g    jommg Britain, prove its nuclear position.    Franee china    ,he u s and thc During hts night from Mos-;^,    Unjon    in the cxciusjVc Ford Orders U. S. Hiring -aid I ungren. Nixon's physician .    -•    i-resraeni runt sam Since 1052 "Then we ' would !" Iat,°" haf, ?*• he..reP"cd; "tat Vietnam veterans , nmh .hic en ie ^nreerv    11 s difficult to say the worst sl|ent heroes of their ing experience has shown they ARLINGTON, Va (UPI) —I “It has been said that the for-Asked whether the worst of j President Ford said Monday gotten men of the Vietnam con- are “the fiict are those who served,’* genera- Ford said. “They’re the silent has been seen." but “I franklyilion** and ordered the lederal heroes of their generation. Too believe you’ll begin to sec spe- government to hire 70.WM) of often, those who failed in their _________ cific results . . . by the spring of them by July I.    duty    have    monopolized    thc ed the former President and nt x{ -Cdr>    ^    i    Speaking    at    an    Arlington    Na-    headlines    and    distorted the described him as looking “pale    Unemployment    tional cemetery ceremony com- image of their generation, and drawn”    Despite    his optimism Simon incmorat'ng Veterans day, Ford "I intend to sec that the silent H< has lost eight to IO jncjicated unemployment the captured guards. Hunger Strike Sami Hussein Tamimah, the Palestinian inmate probably go to surgery Rcn Ziegler, Nixon's former press secretary who has been with him at San Clemente, visit- in Today's Chuckle It s a rare .supervisor who has not complained, at one time or another: “These people don't need a boss — they need a referee!" copyright may per- pounds since his last hospital)- ris,, from ,hl. current 5 8 zillion. Ziegler said lie is c,,nt t0 as much as t;r,.rccni resigned to the fact he has a bv spnng serious illness^    Joining    Simon    in    predicting Iii Wile) Barker, a consul- an unemployment increase was t.int in f ic case. said that even ^jan Greenspan, chairman of if surgery is unnecessary, Nixon th(. CfH|nci| of Et.onomK, Ad. will need “close medical super- Vlsers vision fur a protracted length of (;ret.nspan sajd lhe shorMcrm (Continued: Page 3. Col. 8 ) economic outlook is dim said action is underway to im- heroes, the more than 64 mil-provc Veterans Administration lion Americans who served their services including its medical)country in thc Vietnam era with ♦?'COi!H t0 ‘SitW Pe^b‘: Kissinger cjU5 0f nuclear powers. the told newsmen there is a reasonable chance that the Soviet and    Peaceful    Purposes American governments will be since then, Gandhi repeatedly ready to sign a new 10-year has promised India will use its treaty next year broadening new nuclear power only for limitations on offensive nuclear peaceful purposes. But her weapons.    pledges have been greeted with A senior American official scepticism rn many quarters, insaid the two governments will |eluding Washington. Kissinger himself in the past (Continued: Page 2, Col. 6.»    1    ~ (Continued: Page 2, Col. 6 ) program Ford, who laid a wreath at the cemetery’s tomb of the unknowns, also pledged he will “do everything possible” to make sure all the men missing in action in Southeast Asia are accounted for. $40 for Every Man, Woman, Child Utilities Seek $5 Billion in Hikes By Donald Fj. Mullen Untied Pre** International If utility companies get their way. every man. woman and child in American will have to pay an increase of $10 for phone, gas, electric and water hills next year And that s a conservative estimate, according to a I Pl state by-state survey of rate increase requests under consideration by public utility commissions The total comes to more than $f> billion. Some st atef., such as texas, do not regulate public utilities. Others could not furnish dollar figures on requested price increases • What’s more, many of the requested hikes arc already in effect, pending official ap proval In many states, earlier rate hikes have been pumping up monthly hills, and millions in oilier increases are being passed on to thc consumer in thc form of automatic adjustments in thc cost of oil and gas. In New York state, for example. electric hills jumped as much as $10 a month in urban areas during thc summer and early fall because ol the soaring cost of oil. Pending rate hikes could double that. Some requested rate hikes are massive up lo 32 |ht-eent for utility companies which claim they are being squeezed out of business by the combination of fuel costs, general soaring inflation and wages Iii some states, telephone companies say the <i i rn e phone call will soon Im1 history, They ask for 20-cent phone booth charges and other rate hikes to homes and businesses. In California, the state pub lie utilities commission is faced with $956 9 million in rate increase requests from electric, gas, telephone and water companies. New York .state’s rate hike bids total $446 million, Illinois’ $400 million. New Jerseys $426 million. Pennsylvania’s $350 million, Michigan’s $276 million, and Ohio's $205 million Rate increases of 37 million are pending in Iow a Utility companies around the country are claiming that the price increases are absolutely necessary. The Alabama Power Co. claims that its earnings have been so eroded it cannot sell the bonds it needs to operate, finance future construction and pay for air |>ollut ion equipment. Iii Vermont, the Central Vermont Public Service Corp. pointed out one example ol inflation a utility pole that cost $43.30 a year ago, cost $88.60 in September a 96 percent increase. In Ohio, power companies are asking rate increases up to 24 percent. In Hawaii, the Kauai Electric Co has a (lending rate hike request of 32.5 percent Iii Texas, which does not Ii a v e a state regulatory agency, utility rates in Austin, San Antonio and other cities have gone up drastically Some as much os JOO percent. quiet courage, are not begotten.” Ford sui; an interagency task force has given him a “jobs for veterans plan of action ” The plan is aimed at the federal government recruiting and hiring 70,(MM) Vietnam veterans by the fiscal year ending July I. 1975 “I am ordering federal departments and agencies to move, and move now, on this action plan to make sure these veterans are hired as quickly as |K)ssible.” Ford said. He said “importan: progress is already h e I n g made Unemployment among veterans lias dropped 'since its (leak in 1971” Ile credited the national alliance of businessmen in this Today s Index Comics 20 Crossword 26 Daily Record 3 Deaths 3 Editorial Features ti Farm ll Financial I!) Marion 7 Moxies 17 Society 8 Sports 13-16 State 1.5 l> lex ision It) Want Ads 21-25 *    —UPI 1*lepho»o WELCOME TO INDIA—Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi welcomes Secretary of State Kissinger to New Delhi, Monday. t ;

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