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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette November 4, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 4, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather— Clear and colder tonight with lows in middle 20s. Sunny Tuesday with highs in the upper 40s. VOLUME 92 - NUMBER 299 rn ethic HnpttU CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMESROBBERS RAID GAME New Hunt Memo Sets Off Protest WASHINGTON (AP) - Prosecutors in the Watergate coverup trial said Monday they will itcall Watergate burglar E. Howard Hunt to the witness stand because they have discovered that a memo he wrote five months after the Watergate breakin still exists. The revelation prompted one defense attorney to move for an immediate mistrial. Another declared, “I have now a cover-up within a cover-up.” Assistant special prosecutor James Neal said existence of 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 unindicted co-conspirator in the Watergate 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 detailing 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 saying he read the memo to defendant Kenneth Parkinson, an allegation denied by both Bittman and Parkinson. Neal said that, until this weekend, Bittman also had denied in grand jury testimony and meetings with the prosecutors knowing that Hunt’s memo ever existed. In the memo, Hunt declared that the original seven Watergate defendants “and others not I yet indicted” bugged Democrat- Gazette Leased Wire*    '    in    a    day    or    so — we could reach Ratification could take up to ic    national    committee    offices'    WASHINGTON — Coal negoti-    an agreement,” he said.    IO days.    However, Miller said it ‘ against    their    better    judg-    ations broke off Sunday night    The strike deadline is a week    may be    possible to shorten the and a bloc of union delegates    away—12:01 a m., Nov. 12.    time provided a settlement is who must approve a new con-    But the union, which repre-    reached    early this week. sents 120.000 miners in 25 states    } After    talks broke off) Miller _Richard NixoDf off the cri. has a no contract, no work” tradition and under Miller’s Election Eve Polls Demo Landslide Looms But GOP Sees Hope Strip Men Of $25,000, Gazette Leased Wires    a WASHINGTON — A Democratic landslide appeared immi- vlUI I III IU nent Monday on the eve of the first election to feel the full    ^ brunt of Watergate and a staggering economy.    c*dar Rapid* The final pre-election survey by the Associated Press : Pour bandits wearing ski shows Democrats have a shot at two-thirds control of both masks and armed with shotguns houses of congress and a record number of governorships.    burst in on a poker game on the A United Press International survey shows Democrats gain, city’s northwest side early Mon-ing five governorships, five seats in the senate and at least 20 day morning and stripped the —UPI Telephoto GRIM OUTLOOK—A grim Arnold Miller, president of the United Mine Workers, leaves the union's Washington headquarters shortly after breaking off talks with coal operators Sunday. Coal Pact Outlook Dims Eight Errors Hunuhen went on    to list eight    unanimously    to go reasons why    what    he termed    *    ° “the fiasco”    was compounded    home and prepare for a natiorr- after the Watergate burglars wide strike. were arrested.    While    the top bargaining peo- He said among them was fail-pie 0n both sides of the table cret balloting by each member, ure to quash the investigation said Was possible to avert a The ratification process also while that option was still strike, United Mine Workers requires approval by the union’s open.”    President    Arnold    Miller said the    bargaining council, the pres- Hunt also complained of an outlook was “pretty glum.” idents of 19 local districts and apparent wash-hands attitude" RlR wben askcd jf a strike the union’s executive board. was inevitable, as the    union . Secretary-Treasurer Harry Patrick had indicated, Miller said “that wouldn’t be true.” “The onus is on the    opera tors,” he said. “The next 24 to 48 hours are rather critical,” Miller added. WASHINGTON (AP* Pies-    Devastating    Effect ident Ford, warning that a low turnout    in    Tuesday’s    election    A prolonged national c°alj    .    . could bring minority rule, urged strike would be a    serious blow    county - it    is,    in fact, on Americans on Monday to go to to the nation's already shaky    increase.” the polls and “send a message economy and even a brief shut-! That, anyway. is the conclu-to Washington and the world.” down could boost    inflation by    sjon reacbecj    by    Tom Miskimen, “You will not just be voting crippling industrial    production,    outreach and public relations for Democrats or Republicans, Federal energy experts say a coordinator for the special prob Ford said    in    a    statement    read    to    long shutdown would have a Jems center, a Say Nixon Is Walking With Help BULLETIN LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) tical list, is showing such improvement that he is being allowed to walk with help in his hospital room, his doctor said Monday. LONG BEACH, Calif. (API -! (Continued. Page 3, Col. 8.) President Urges Big Turnout by Nation's Voters walked to union headquarters leadership has adopted a ratifi-|and briefed the bargaining cation process that requires se-council. It voted unanimously to go home. Afterwards, Miller said he! still thought there was a chancel to avert a strike. I would meet pormer president Nixon is off if there was anything to meet the CTitica| |LS, af(er compIlca. ______ on’ he said. _, lions from phlebitis surgery, but j medical officials say there is no Problems Center Finds    hospital. A I I* i I    l^^rcn. Nixon’s bhara Addict Increase    x™**    physician, said sunday, f    that his patient is now receiving Cedar Rapids Newv-    I center serves other needs such!"sub-intensive care,” which “Contrary to what one might as job placement.    Lungren    described    as    a step have heard, drug addiction is As to the significant increase c*own fr°m critical care, not on the decrease in Linn in heroin addicts reporting to? ^*xon    ^)ad I***1    *n    crdtcaL ♦Kp'the special problems center lastc lt,on or,slx days a^er exN I month, Miskimen pointed to|Per,cncinS shock    an what he considers the three °Peration to Partially close ai most important factors.    ve,n in his !eft Sroin area. The First he said inflation has hit SUrgCry W8S desl8ned to keeP Ja    ^nflat*on has hl blood clots from moving to his! ...    h!’,Ug,£n    ,3S , ^ as " lungs or ix'art federally-funded I'1 Par s 0 he econ-1    pjs P(.S( morning since in the house. The survey also indicated the Democrats could make far bigger gains — up to 40 house seats, 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 party would carry a virtual sweep of Tuesday’s elections, while Republicans talked about holding down their losses. Although Republicans contended that their embattled candidates were closing gaps across the country, the latest avail- I able information showed Democrats still ahead in most of the key races. The AP survey, based on reports from bureaus in all 50 states, late polls and interviews with political strategists for 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 moan 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 governorships in the hands of one party ►— 39 in 1939. Already holding 32 of the 50 statehouses, they now appear likely to gain from 7 to as many as IO. The party out of the White House normally gains in off-year elections — an average 4 senators and 26 house members in the last five. Under the Average “Our mission is to keep it under the average Josses,” Hep. Hobort Michel (H-Ill), 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 are in deep trouble. Senator Brock (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Republican campaign committee in the senate, said losing 4 or 5 senate seats would be normal in the off-year following a presidential landslide like Nixon’s but predicted “we’ll do better than that.” But that was as close as any Republican leaders — including President Ford — would come to putting 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 the country where you see this turnaround, Mrs. Smith said on NBC’s “Meet the Press”. “And there are others where it was never that much of a factor in the first place.” However, Democratic chairman Robert Strauss, appearing with Mrs. Smith on “Meet the Press ”, agreed with predictions that as few as 40 percent of the registered voters would cast ballots Tuesday. Strauss predicted a gain of 4 to 6 senate seats. 27 to 32 in the house and statehouse victories to place 85 to 90 percent of the population under Democratic governors. More Confident But Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter, chairman of the National (Continued: Page 3, Col. 5.) participants of $25,000 in cash and their clothing. The bandits surprised IO men at the home of Milo Jepson and James Ryan at 2115 O avenue NW at about 6 a m. Monday, but four of the victims left before police arrived and have refused to cooperate. Police said nine men were playing poker in a basement recreation room, and Jepson was sleeping upstairs. One of the poker players, Leo Johnson, 33, of 515 Tenth street SW, heard a noise upstairs and started up the steps to investigate when one of the robbers forced him back downstairs ' with the barrel of a shotgun. Two Outside Another robber awakened Jepson and forced him downstairs also. Two other bandits outside thrust the barrels of their shotguns through the basement windows. One robber wearing a black ski mask did all the talking, police said, ordering the victims to remove their clothing, except their shorts. The bandits collected all the money and clothes rn a 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 descriptions of only the two men who entered the basement. One was said to be white, about 6 feet, 2 inches tall, 190 pounds, and wearing a black ski mask. The other was described as white, six feet tall, 170 pounds, and wearing a green ski mask. Police were notified of the robbery at 6:40 a m. Before officers arrived, four of the participants left rather than coop-jerate in the investigation, police said. Held Names The poker players who remained behind also refused to divulge the names of the men who had left, according to police. The known victims and their (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7 ) Kissinger Says Both Sides Must Ease Stands for Mid-East Peace BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP) Kissinger said, “The I S. day and Syria and Israel reporters and a bank of televi-more devastating effect than drug treatment agency at 629 omv . 1 ^A^.ru 1 Pr*u> ^or ^.r(^in hospitalization began.” Lungren Secretary of State Kissinger woujd jlke do ,ts    Thursday, sion cameras in the White last winter’s Arab oil embargo Eighth street SE.    ls    , .    caPsu,e* Mlskl' said in a statement issued Sun-;*3^ Monday Israel and the on *"    r'-*    said    in a statement issued Sun- *u,u ‘*»u,,uay l3,aci °,,u w,y’prevent a stalemate from devel- American officials 1 day at Memorial hospital medi- Arab states "^J'make an «f* (mmp Thic rnnnirtMt thn, all thm that the trip was not intended to cal center. It was also reported that the “A lot of people just can’t af- 61'year o^ former Chief Execu- ird it," he commented Morel1™ .*«*» a “« 'J* dl.et'    I tort to bring their positions °P,nK ’lhls require* that all the producc any agreemcnts [IH closer to each other.    parties on both sides understand 5tead b^» will be trying to find the out what can be done to get ne- ^_____________          a    a    stressed House Rose Garden "You will I Widespread layoffs; couWbe es-1 ° ^ Mjskjmen    Zii yearfag^ b.- casting your vote of con-1 peeled in the steel automobi.Ie,    M thc ccntcr recejvcd > gd fidence in the Inned States of chemics and railroad indus- 3) ^ c,jents    hm)|n    d.    Can    t Afford It America.”    tries, all heavily dependent on dic(jon Ford did not specifically en- coal.    ford dorse Republican candidates in Guy Farmer, general    counsel    p    ** his pre-election statement, but and chief negotiator for    the Bi-    This is by    far    the    most since    center!or    treatment*    i-------- r----------. ...    ,    ,    .    cav,............................. stressed instead the need for luminous Coal Operators Assn., the rehabilitation unit was insti-j    viiskimpn    nnintM rn the first time since re-enteringusetul negotiations can (hat f am . tQ viiddk*that ttie Arab summit out voter turnout.    said “I still think we have a tuted in the summer of 1971    ’    public information ^ hospital for treatment of his conducted and in what man- East»»    his    step-by-step    approach    call- ii.    .-i    ^    *    *“*    nrr    After    his    Middle    East    peace    *ng    ^ *SfaeL    separate Kissinger, who begins another the special necessities of d I e East peace-seeking 0ther and ma|(c an e(fort to gotiations going again. of these people are going to thc includmK custard and vegeta- ^'in& Tuesda-v* 1t®[d ne*:s™n bring their position closer to The officials said the P P are U°m t0 th< hies. and would sit up in bid for purple of.the trip «s “to see eachbo(h(T ,t^ for ,his    tary    of    state    is    not    convinced said “I still think we have He said some surveys indicate lchance of averting a strike.” Normally, Miskimen said, the efforts including! media spots Ph,ebitis condition Oct 23 ic iA.10 'tk« u«uin..ci a    g    *    A    hospital    source    said    Nixon a turnout of only « percent of    Troubleshooier    average is 10-12. The previous and speakjn(,“ engagements at the voter population    high was 18 in June of the first loca, sthools “If this is true, the congress! white Roust laoor trouoie vnyr With Yugoslav President Tito year “In Every School” Further, he noted, again could be elected by only 21 per- Usery stepped into the talks barbiturates (downers! in every “Previously, tin* center was was not reading books, watch-    ^    foMaik!^    'V ing television or carrying much conversation on with which I must work here in shooter William L’sery was in Washington to control inflation.; touch with both sides and said strengthen the economy and he would attempt to get them .  ........    :    „    add    d    tp    , p preserve peace rn the world 'alkmg .gam. _ _ ^ ,.lk. wphehuniaes fu ppera) aal r    surveillance and thf    lasl    Tuesday    had United States most to move matters in the The Turks are the bill adopted angry about by the US. publicized primarily by word-of-p    "id    tho blood clot in ^‘dd^ East to a just and lasting ”ut r*?™ t UK ^ ‘. ,, finH mouth,” according to Miskimen. I f DOCT>r1s ,sa d theL bl00d clot in, •»    congress    last month to cut off tin0 ll..    tho.    k..c    Nixon    s    left    leg    which prompted P^att .    r    ,    iL    ^    t    ald    to    them unless there is (Continued: Page 3, Col. 4.) Todays Index cent of the voters, Kissinger conferred with Tito    .    ,    ... not enlarged Thev also pilfer I'>4 hours in the Yugoslav y°g«*»fwarJ a settlement un, the Pres-|Sunday night alter Miller led hisljunjor and senior high school    addicts^rlhcre'1 h a 1 Postoperative internal leader s White Palace. fore turning to thc center, “lh„f ^to‘"ne»smim aVte'rw^dV’Nnd °'rn ,and lnsur‘: Turktt' rub ident said. “I don’t think anyone bargaining team out of the ne- the area.” wants that kind of minority gotiations. saying there was no At tbe ccnter heroin addicts ^r-o 7-onfiH#»n»»^Ii♦ I* \HIonia President Ford spent eight point rn continuing until the coal teated W1th methadone the    coniroemiaiiiy    01    ciit    nis    Friday    took    no    questions. nrtiHii fen;    resign hod    to the f lreatta w‘m nriunaaonc, me ig protected bv state and federa| minutes wiin inixot r rmay    m producers responaea to im onjy approved method for cur-i,w    morning,    sitting at his bedside,    ‘Stagnation union’s latest economic propos- ,ng addiction. A full-timei ..Addirt, havp nt,    with    <i‘scussmg    Nixon’s    big    interest,.;    Tito,    a    steadfast    supporter    of staff of eight, including a physi- thr |aw., at the s ‘ .ial [)rob. foreign policy, and giving him a the Arabs in their push /vian rxnA o nctrrhnlnoict u'nrlt al .    .    ...    .    .    ifareu/ell    hanHetfisn Cyprus. Kissinger wants to easel ^Vy 'made ‘brief Statements ,ht‘ Turl“h Rovernment’a con- tinued cooperation in Mediterranean affairs. Eastern Today'* Chuckle Salesman at door to little boy: “Is your S als. mother en-Little Boy: “No, sir, ha^nUt “o“. ri    WOrk    al    ieins'cenler.' according £*. ^ gaged?” I trunk she’s married CopynRhl 1W4 remaining non-ewnomic issues. Complex Ratification “We made a great deal the center.    men    and    hopefully    get    turned For those over 18 with a drug oR drUg,.    gram expressing Food Conference a the Arabs in their push    for    The secretary of state was fly- Israel to relinquish territory,    ing later Monday to Rome for a a tele- said both he and Kissinger    ex-    major address Tuesday before “cordial re- pressed concern “because of    the    the World Food Conference. He .Much will hurry on to the capitals of problem, a resident facility is * wflntin0 tn (Hmtact th#. «ards and ^st wishes for your stagnation that is there. Ml of available in which to live. In ad-    early    recovery”    from    Chinese    depends    on    the    U.    S.    which    so    Egypt    on    Tuesday    night,    Saudi Comics ............. .. 2! Crossword ............ .... 21 Daily Record .......3 Deaths ........S Editorial Features 6 Farm ..... 16 Financial .. ......22 Marion , .. 14 Movie* 12 Society ________ ....... I Sports ... 17-20 State ............ — 4.5 Television ..... . ...... 13 Want Ads «... 23-27 n progress and in a short time — clition to medical treatment, the (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) Premier Chou En-lai. far has had a main influence ” Arabia and Jordan on Wednes- » ;

  • Arnold Miller
  • Harry Patrick
  • James Neal
  • James Ryan
  • Jimmy Carter
  • Kenneth Parkinson
  • Leo Johnson
  • Lyndon Johnson
  • Mary Louise Smith
  • Milo Jepson
  • Richard Nixodf
  • Robert Strauss
  • Tom Miskimen
  • William Bittman

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: November 4, 1974

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