Cedar Rapids Gazette, November 4, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

November 04, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 4, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- dear mid .colder to- night wllh lows In middle ZOs. Sunny Tues- day 'wllh highs die upper 40s. CITY FINAL 15 CENTS WASHINGTON (AP) ._ Pros- ecutors in the Watergate cover- up trial said Monday they wil Watergate burglar E Howard Hunt to the witness stand because they have discov ered that a memo he wrote five months after the Watergate breakin still exists. The revelation prompted one defense attorney to move for ar immediate mistrial. Another de- clared, "I have now a cover-up within a cover-up." Assistant special prosecutor James Neal said existence ol the memo, dated Nov. 14, 1972 was revealed to him over the weekend by William Bittman who was once Hunt's lawyer. Bittman was named an unin- dicted co-conspirator in the Wa- tergate cover-up by the same grand jury that indicted the five defendants in the cover-up trial. White House Links Hunt had testified that he and his wife had written a memo de- tailing the background of the Watergate breakin, including the involvement of White House officials, at a time when only seven lower-level men had been indicted and were to stand trial for the crime. Hunt quoted Bittman as say- ing he read Hie memo to defen- dant Kenneth Parkinson, an alle- gation denied by both Bittman and Parkinson. Neal said that, until this weekend, Bittman also had de- nied in grand jury testimony and meetings with the prosecu- tors knowing that Hunt's memo ever existed. In the memo, Hunt declared that the original seven Water- gate defendants "and others not yet indicted" bugged Democrat- ic national committee offices "against their better judg- ment." Eight Errors Hunt then went on to list eight what he termed was compounded reasons why "the fiasco" after the Watergate burglars were arrested. He said among them was "fail- ure to quash the investigation while open.' that option was still Hunt also complained of "an apparent wash-hands attitude" (Continued: Page 3, Col. 8.) President Urges Big Turnout by Nation's Voters WASHINGTON (AP) Pres- ident Ford, warning that a low turnout in Tuesday's election could bring minority rule, urged Americans on Monday to go to the polls and "send a message to Washington and the world." "You will not just be voting for Democrats or Republicans, Ford said in a statement read to reporters and a bank of televi- sion cameras in the White House Rose Garden. "You will be casting your vote of con- fidence in the United Stales of America." Kord did not specifically en- dorse Republican candidates in his pre-election statement, but stressed instead the need for voter turnout. He said some surveys indicate a turnout of only 40 percent of the voter population. "If this is true, the congress with which I must work here in Washington to control inflation, Tolcpholo GRIM grim Arnold Miller, president of the United Mine Workers, leaves the union's Washington headquarters shortly after breaking offtalks with coal operators Sunday. Coal Pact Outlook Dims Gazette Leased Wires WASHINGTON Coal negoti- ations broke off Sunday night and a bloc of union delegates who must approve a new con- ract voted unanimously to go lome and prepare for a naliorf- wide strike. While the top bargaining peo- )le on both sides of the table said it was possible to avert a strike, United Mine Workers 'resident Arnold Miller said the outlook was "pretty glum." But when asked if a strike vas inevitable, as the union iecretary-Treasurer Harry Pa- rick had indicated, Miller said that wouldn't be true." "The onus is on the opera- he said. "The next 24 to hours are Miller added. rather Devastating Effect prolonged national coal economy and the world, could be clcclcd by only 21 per- cent of Ihe the Prcs- slrcngthen Ihe preserve peace idenl said. "1 don't think anyone wants that kind of rule." strike would be a serious blow o the nation's already shaky economy and even a brief shut- down could boost inflation by crippling industrial production. Federal energy experts say a ong shutdown would have a more devastating effect than ast winter's Arab oil embargo. Videspread layoffs could be cx- iccted in the steel, automobile, :heniical and railroad indus- ries, all heavily dependent on coal. Guy Farmer, general counsel nd chief negotiator for the Bi- uminous Coal Operators Assn., :aid "I still think we have a ihance of averting a strike." Troubleshooter White House labor trouble- shooter William Usery was in touch with both sides and said he would attempt to get them talking again. Usery stepped into Ihe talks Sunday night after Miller led his bargaining team out of the ne- in a day or so we could reach an he said. The strike deadline is a week away a.m., Nov. 12. But the union, which repre- sents miners in 25 states, has a "no contract, no work" tradilion and under Miller's leadership has adopted a ratifi- Ratification could take up lo 10 days. However, Miller said i may be possible to shorten the lime provided a settlement is reached early this week. After talks broke off, Miller walked lo union headquarters and briefed the bargaining cret balloting by each member. The ratification process also requires approval by the union's bargaining council, the pres- idents of 19 local districts and the union's executive board. calion process that requires sc- council. It voted unanimously to go home. Afterwards, Miller said he still thought there was a chance lo avert a strike. "I would meet if there was anything to meet he said. Problems Cenfer Finds Sharp Addicf Increase Cedar Rapids New "Contrary to what one might have not heard, the drug addiction is decrease in Linn Totlaifs Chuckle .Salesman a I. door lo little boy: "Is your molher on- Little U.iy: "No. sir, I think she's married." minority jgotial ions, saying there was no jpoinl in continuing unlil the coal producers responded In tho union's latest economic propos- !als. i Farmer said the mine owners) .had wanted lo first resolve th 'remaining non-economic issues. Complex Ratification county it is, in fact, on the ncrease." That, anyway, is Ihe conclu- sion reached by Tom Miskimen, outreach and public relations coordinator for the special prob- lems center, a federally-funded drug treatment agency at 629 Eighth street SE. In October, Miskimen report- ed Monday, the center received 31 new clients wilh a heroin ad- diclion. The Most This is by far Ihe most since he rehabilitation unit was insti- tuted in the summer of 1971. Normally, Miskimen said, (he average is 10-12. The previous high was 18 in June of the first jocal center serves other needs such as job placement. As to the significant increase in heroin addicts reporting to the special problems center last month, Miskimen pointed lo what he considers the three most important factors. First, he said, inflation has hit the drug market as hard as it has hit other parls of (he econ- omy. The street price for heroin now is per capsule, Miski- men noted, up from about four years ago. "Can't Afford It" "A lot o( people just can't af- ford he commented. More of these people are going lo (he center for trealment. Secondly, Miskimen pointed to stepped-up public information efforts, including media spots and speaking engagements at year. "In Every School" Further, he noted, "we schools. find amphetamines (uppers) and barbiturates (downers) in every junior and senior high school in "Previously, the center was publicized primarily by word-of- according to Miskimen. He added thai there has been and tighter drug surveillance tougher law enforcement re- cently. Many addicls arc therc- At the center, heroin addicls are treated with methadonc, the only approved method for cur- ing drug addiction. A full-time Jforc turning lo the center, 'where confidentiality of clients Say Nixon Is Walking With Help BULLETIN LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Nixon, off the cri- tical list, is showing such im- provement that he is being al- lowed (o walk with help in his hospital room, his doctor said Monday. LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Former President Nixon is off the critical list after complica- tions from phlebitis surgery, but medical officials say Ihere is no word on when he may leave the lospilal. Dr. John Uingrcn, Nixon's jersonal physician, said Sunday hat his patient is now receiving 'sub-intensive which Lungren described as a step down from critical care. Nixon had been in critical condition for six days after ex- periencing shock following an operalion to partially close a vein in his left groin area. The surgery was designed to keep )lood clots from moving lo his lungs or heart. "It's his best morning since lospitalization Lungren said in a statement issued Sun- day at Memorial hospital medi- cal center. It was also reported that the 01-year-old former Chief Execu- tive began a soft food did, including custard and vegeta- bles, and would sit up in bed for the first time since rc-cnlcring Ihe hospital for treatment of his phlebitis condition Ocl. A hospital source said Nixon was not reading books, watch-! Election Eve Polls Demo Landslide Looms GOP Sees Hope Gazette Leased Wires WASHINGTON A Democratic landslide appeared immi- nent Monday on the eve of the first election to feel the full brunt of Watergate and a staggering economy. The final pre-election survey by the Associated Press shows Democrats have a shot at two-thirds control of both houses of congress and a record number of governorships. A United Press International survey shows Democrats gain, ing five governorships, five seats in the senate 'and at least 20 in the house. The survey also indicated the Democrats could make far bigger gains up .to 40 house seals, eight senate seats and nine governorships, if there is a strong anti-Republican tide in the first post-Watergate national election. Predictions, Confident Democratic leaders predicted Sunday their parly would carry a virtual sweep of Tuesday's elections, while Republicans talked about holding down their losses. Although Republicans contended that their embattled can- didates were closing gaps across the country, the latest avail- able information showed Democrats still ahead in most of the key races. The AP survey, based on reports from bureaus in all 50 stales, Jate polls and interviews with political strategists i'or the major parties and candidates gives this picture: Senate The Democrats likely to gain from 5 to 7 of the 14 G.O.P. seats at stake and with a good chance to hold all 20 of their own. This could mean 63 to 65 Democrats in the new senate, compared to the 58-42 margin they already hold. House The Democratic gain could be as high as 50 seats and probably no less than 30 if present trends hold. They now hold a 248-187 edge and could approach the .massive 295-140 majority they achieved in Lyndon Johnson's 1964 landslide. Governors The Democrats hold the record for most gov- ernorships in 'the hands of one parly 39 in 1939. Already holding 32 of the 50 stalehouses, they now appear likely to gain from 7 Jo as many as 10. The parly out of the While House normally gains in off- year elections an average 4 senators and 26 house members in the last five. Under HJie Average "Our mission is lo keep it under (he average Hep Robert Michel chairman of -the house Republican campaign committee, said on ABC's "Issues and Answers" show Sunday. "Frankly, I would like to keep it in the range of 20 to 25" house seats, Michel said, the number of G.O.P. congressmen he concedes arc in 'deep trouble. Senator Brock chairman of the Republican campaign commitlee in the senate, said losing 4 or 5 senate seals would be normal in the off-year following a presidential landslide like Nixon's but predicted "we'll do better than lhat." But that was as close as any Republican leaders includ- ing President Ford would come lo pulling numbers on their expected fate Tuesday. When asked for his prediction, Ford brushed aside the question with "not on Sunday." "Numbers Game" One another television panel show, G.O.P. party 'chairman Mary Louise Smith also ducked the "numbers game" but said she saw a "turnaround" in the Watergate backlash that has been hampering Republican campaigns. "There are isolated places in Ihe country where you sec this turnaround, Mrs. Smith said on NBC's "Mecl the "And there arc others where it was never that much of a fac- tor in the first place." Cedar Rapids Four bandits wearing wilh However, Democratic chairman Robert Strauss, appearing i Mrs. Smith on "Meet Ihe aerceri with ravrlirtmns agreed predictions that as few as 40 percent of the registered voters would cast ballots Tuesday. Strauss predicled a gain of 4 lo 6 senate scats, 27 to 32 in the house and statchouse victories to place 85 to 90 percent of the population under Democratic governors. More Confident But Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter, chairman of the National (Conlinucd: Page 3, Col. 5.) Strip Men ski nasks and armed with shotguns burst in on a poker game on the city's northwest side early Mon- day morning and stripped the participants of in cash and their clothing. The bandits surprised 10 men at the home of Milo Jepson and lames Ryan at 2115 0 avenue W at about 6 a.m. Monday, but 'our of the victims left before police arrived and have refused .0 cooperate. Police said nine men were Jlaying poker in a basement recreation room, and Jepson ivas sleeping upstairs. One of the poker players, Leo Julmsun, 33, of 515 Tenth street SW, heard a noise upstairs and started up !he steps to inves- tigate when one of the robbers forced him back downstairs with the barrel of a shotgun. Two Outside Another robber awakened Jepson and forced him down- stairs also. Two other bandits outside thrust the barrels of their shotguns through the base- ment windows. One robber wearing a black ski mask did all the talking, police the victims to remove their clothing, except their shorts. The bandits collect- ed all (he money and clothes in plastic bag they had brought with them. They also took a rifle and shotgun standing in a corner of the basement. Police said one bandit took the bag of loot and left first, while the other kept his shotgun on the poker players. The second bandit left next, and then the two outside. Two Descriptions Witnesses could furnish de- scriptions of only the two men who entered the basement. One was said to be white, about C feet, 2 inches tall, 190 pounds, and wearing a black ski mask. The other was described as while, six feet tall, 170 pounds, and wearing a green ski mask. Police were notified of the at a.m. Before of-' 'leers arrived, four of the par- .icipants left rather than coop- erate in the investigation, police said. Held Names The poker players who re- mained behind also refused to livulge the names of the men vho had left, according to po- icc. The known victims and their (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.) Kissinger Says Both Sides Must Ease Stands for Mid-East Peace BELGRADE, Yugoslavia Kissinger said "The U Secretary of Stale Kissinger ,jk d said Monday Israel and the1 Arab stales must "make an a from dcvcl- jfort lo bring their positions I requires that all the closer to each other." produce garlics on both sides j, and Syria and Israel on Thursday. American officials stressed that Ihe trip was not inlcnded to Kissinger, who begins anolhcHthe special necessities of Middle East make gn swing Tuesday, told newsmen' Ihe purpose of the trip is "lo see ibring their position closer hn ithat I am going lo the Middle! tllc Aral) s any agreements. In- will be trying lo find can be done lo gel ne- lo golialions going again. The officials said the secre- of slate is not convinced .East." ing television or carrying on United Stales much conversation. Doclors said the blood clot in Nixon's left leg which prompted (he surgery last Tuesday had be conducted and in what man- Yugoslav President Tito his side, Kissinger said do ils ul. forla most to move matters in the Middle East to a just and lasting] jCOng, The Turks going lo the'Middle itnal tllc Arab summit ruled out ihis slcp-by-step approach call- his Middle East for Isracl lo s lo Turkey Cyprus dispute, arc angry about (Continued: Page 3, Col. 4.) peace. Kissinger conferred with Tito adopted by the U.S. congress last month to cut off aid to them unless there is isp'ralectedhy'sta't'n'ami federal iminutcs morning, not enlarged. They also said I'1 that postoperalive bleeding had been stopped. President Ford spent slaff of eight, including a cian and a psychologist, work at the center. For those over 18 with a "Addicts have no hassles with with Nixon no questions, sitting at his bedside, Today's Index problem, a resident facility is: great deal ofjavailablc in which to live. In ad-! Those wanting to con progress and in a short lime to medical treatment, the (Continued: Pago Col. Premier Chon En-lai. W III! 1 1LU i for hours in the Yugoslav 'oward a settlement on inlernaljlc-ader's White Palace. wanls lo ease They made brief Turklsh government's con- ito newsmen afterwards andic.crn ,and lnsurc con- tinued cooperation in Eastern '.Mediterranean affairs. Stagnation Tito, a sleadfast supporter of; Conference the Arabs in their push The secretary of state was fly- Movfcs 'Israel relinquish territory, ing later Monday to Rome for a! Society a tclc-jSaid bolh he and Kissinger cx-imajor address Tuesday before! Sports gram expressing "cordial re-pressed concern "because of the the World Fond Conference. State ntact the w'snos 'or your'stagnation lhat is thoro. Much will hurry on lo the capitals of! Television ,early recovery" from Chinese'depends on the U. S. which so Egypt on Tuesday night, Saudi! Want Ads discussing Nixon's big Ifnrowoll handclasp, and hopefully get turned! Nixon also roccivcd interest, him a Comics Crossword Daily Hccurd Deaths Editorial Features Farm Financial Miirion far has had a main influence." Arabia and Jordan on Wodnes- .21 .21 I! ....lli ....22 ....II .....8 17-20 1.1 .23-27 ;