Cedar Rapids Gazette, November 7, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

November 07, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 7, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Clem- tonight with In the 30s. cloudy _____CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBKR 7, 1974 CITY FINAL 15 CENTS ASSOCIATED'PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES WASHINGTON (AP) U. S District Judge John.Sirica sak Thursday thai former Presiden Nixon's testimony in the Waler gate cover-up trial may have ti be taken on videotape in Cali fornia. Sirica made the common after Nixon's attorney, Herber Miller, reported to Sirica thai i: will be at leasl two or three months before Nixon can exert any "substantial mental or physical effort." A little later, Sirica said he would admit into evidence White House tapes which liie prosecutors say are the 'heart of their case. Sirica 'overruled 'objections from defense lawyers who saic insufficient proof had been pro- vided to show lhat the conversa- tions on the tapes actually look place. Defense lawyers also argued lhat the prosecution has not shown in court that at least one of the participants in the con- versalions agreed lo Ihe taping. "Indclerminale" Reporting on Nixon's health as required by Sirica, Miller said it will be "an indeterminate time" before Nixon can travel any significant distance. Nixon, hospitalized in Long Beach, Calif., was reported Wednesday to have contracted a slight case of pneumonia, fur- ther complicating his condition. He underwent surgery lasl week for a blood clolting condition. Miller said he spoke wilh Nix- on's personal physician, Dr. John Lungren, who gave him a detailed description of Nixon's condition. Hospital Slay Miller said Nixon is likely lo remain hospitalized for another 10 days or two weeks. "Because of the patient's wea- kened Miller said, "it is expected lhat Uie earliest time he could participate, with- out -a serious danger to his health, in any activity requiring substantial mental or physical effort would be two to three months." The report also noted thai only members of Nixon's family are allowed lo visil for only five minulcs of each hour. "The patient is very weak and easily Miller said. No Decision Based on Miller's report, Siri- ca said, "It may be that some- one will have to go (o San Clemenle and take his deposi- tion on videotape." Sirica emphasized, however, President Ford Confers witn Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield Tolcplioto Mansfield Pledges Cooperate Leased AVircs WASHINGTON President 'ord has won assurance from Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield lhal Ihe heavily Dem- ocratic new congress will coop- crate with him in the fight on 'nflation and recession. "There's no such thing as a veto-proof the Mon- ana senator said. "That is an mppssihilily. You have to do hese Ihings cooperatively." Mansfield met with Ford fori 45 minutes Wednesday to dis- cuss plans for the lame duck session which opens Nov. 18. Asked whether the huge Dem ocralic majorities would under- cut Ford's program, Mansfield said, "This will not be a congress thai will allempl demean the President" The Budget Decisions President will spend much of this week making key budget decisions before his trip to the Far East. Second Major Gift To U. of I. Seen lhat he had made no final deci- sion on how to get Nixon's testi- mony. The affidavit did not say spe- cifically that Nixon is loo weak lo provide a deposition, even if he remained in California, but this apparently was covered by Miller's reference lo "any activ- ity." Nixon has been subpoenaed by both the prosecution and bj defendant John Ehrlichman. The prosecution has indicatcc that it hopes lo be able lo make its case wilhout Nixon's lestimo- IOWA CITY The University of Iowa scheduled a late-after- noon press conference Thursday at which, sources say, Musca- tine Industrialist Roy Carver was to announce a gift, believed lo exceed million, for Uni- versity hospitals. Ono source said the Carver gift would be approximately million, and that the million figure represented the total cost of the new hospital unit Carver is chairman of the ny. B u t Ehrlichman's lawyers have snid the former Prcsidcnl's testimony is vital lo their case. (Continued: Page .'i, Col. 7.) Today's Index ...........m Comics Crossword D.illy Record Editorial Features 3A Farm (''Inniichil Mnrion Movlo.s Society .Spoils Slate Television Wniit Ads ......71! II! 41! 8A-I-IA I CMC -IA-.1A ..iiiA MM 1C board of Bandag, Inc., in Mus- caline. II would be the second major gift Carver has made to (he university. In 1971, he donaled iharcs of Bandag stock, then valued at about million. The gift was used for a number of irojecls, including installation of artificial turf at Kinnick sta- dium. No Information Carver was unavailable for comment and university of- cerning the possibility of locat- ing the county ambulance ser- vice in the new Carver unit. "I have seen preliminary plans and they indicate the new emergency facilities among the finest will in Ward said. Plans in- dicate there will be patient care iloors above the emergency unit. Preparatory Stage ficials declined (o provide any information on the 4 p.m. press conference scheduled at Univcr- sily hospitals. Sources said Gov. Robert Ray has sent a telegram expressing his regrets at being unable lo attend, as he is cnroute lo the Virgin Islands for a brief vaca- tion. The gift has been confirmed by two non-university officials, ;inc who asked not to be quoted. James Ward, director of the lohnson county ambulance ser- vice, said he has seen plans for he new hospital addition. Both sources said Ihe wing will be mown as Ihe Carver Pavilion. Augment Snlarlcs? In addition In Ihe hospilal ad- dition, one university source said part of Ihe gift will be used lo augincnl faculty salaries. Ward .said he was conlaclcd by a member of Ibc University hospitals administration "ciin- Ward emphasized that plans .0 locale the counly ambulance service at (he new unit "are inly in the preparatory stage." :Ie said he was sorry the press earned aboul Ihe proposal be- "ore il was submitted to Ihe joard of supervisors. Johnson Supervisor Bob 3urns would only say thai something must be done "as quickly as possible" about the county's present ambulance ser- vice. It is located at Ihe rear of the Johnson county courthouse "and is encountering many traf- Col. 5.) He is preparing a special mes sage to congress urging passage during the current congress o sonic 40 bills, including appro prialions, energy and his ceo nomic proposals. Mansfield said he lold Fori "we would do our besl lo figh inflation and recession." He made clear, however, tha he had his own legislative lis and that he slill favors wage and price controls. 'The Pres- ident's plans rely heavily or voluntary efforts. Little Action Seen The sweeping gains Demo- crats scored in congress, espe- cially in the house, could mean that the lawmakers will do little more than mark time in the lame duck session. Major decisions on economic and social programs, most 01 which had little chance of enact- ment Ihis year in any case, art more likely than ever to be lefl lo the more Democratic, more liberal and younger congress that will convene in January. There will be a strong effort in the senate to conclude action .his year on the foreign trade jill, which the house has passed and which was brought lo the verge of senate approval by compromise on Soviet cniigra- :ion policies. Some senators also have pro- mised lo try to attach to any available house bill some ver- sion of Ihe tax on oil company vindfall profits, which has been stymied in the house. On Wailing List Bui wide-ranging lax revision, a national health plan, strength- ening of the unemployment compensation system and a big issues likely lo be lefl to a congress where more sweepini solutions could have more sup port. It was Increasingly douhlfu that congress would concludasc and offer specific cconom- c programs if it hopes to re- from off-year election de- eals that left ils national jtrenglhat a 10-year low. The statements from Senators iVeicker of Connecticut, Percy f Illinois and Malhias of Mary- and came as President Ford md Senate Democratic Leader Mansfield pledged cooper- ilion Wednesday despite a gen- ral expectation of conflict over iconomic programs. "Inherent Weakness" T here is an inherent veakness in the entire structure f the Republican tVeieker declared. "They are lot going to win any election mill they broaden the base of heir party. "The party doesn't offer much n the way of specific programs ir in the way of a philosophy." Percy, sounding a bit like the residential contender he hoped o be before Ford succeeded Richard Nixon, said, "The Re- jublican parly can rebound, but mly by developing a distinct set of programs lhat realistically attack the problems, especially he crunching economic prob- ems thai confront us all." Mathias, saying thai he hac received support from blacks labor and ethnic groups in his re-election, said he intends tc see that the national G.O.I "does reach oul" lo sue groups. Warning on Spending Conservative Republican Sen Tower of Texas said, however that the nation should brace i! self "for another round of highly inflationary spending" by th overwhelming Democrat! congress. Tower was not up fo re-election this year. He said in a statement issuet by his Austin, Texas, office tha a number of "fine, well quali fied Republican candidates fel victim to economic conditions over which they and the White House had no control." Nearly complete election re .urns showed Democrats fell ihort of their predicted prc-elcc lion gains by the narrowest o margins, especially in Ihe sen ate, where Republicans three senate races by a total of less than votes. G.O.P. victories in all three North Dakota, New Hampshire and Nevada would keep the net Democratic senate gain to three, from 58 to 01. Democratic victories could sell Ihe gains as high as six, to 04. In the other senate races, one led by each party, the margin was less than votes. And in live governorship contests, too, the unofficial margin was less than Closest Race The closest senate contest was in North Dakota, where Repub- (Continued: Page 3, Col. 8.) Worry-Beset srae! Faces Kissinger TEL AVIV (UPI) Secretary if State Kissinger flew Thurs- day to Israel on the fifth stage of lis Middle East peace mission to ace a nation worried that the J. S. might bring pressure on :srael to negotiate with the Pal- ;stine Liberation Organization. Israeli sources said the gov ernmenl would press Kissinge: E o r further clarification o Washington's stand. The confu WASHINGTON (AP) Voter .urnout for Tuesday's elections 'ell to Ihe lowest level of any year since 1940, with an unoffi- iblic service job program are cial count showing 38 percent of Ihe voting age population cast ballots. "H's disheartening lhat voters icrsonally affected- both by Wa- crgale and our economic crisis [id not turn out in higher mim- Ruth Cluscn, president of he League of Women Voters, said Wednesday. The lurnoul, tabulated in an Associated Press survey, was the lowest since 1946 when 37.1 percent exercised the right to vote, according to Census Bu- reau figures. The lowest figure on record is 32.5 percent for 1942, when millions of men were away from homo because of mobilization for World war II. The official figure for Tuesday may turn oul to be less than 38 percent. The bureau bases ils figures on the vote cast for all house races, which usually is less than Ihe vole in state- wide races which was used for the AP calculation. The turnout was poorest in Ihe South, where many con- gressmen ran unopposed in the general election and where the Democratic nomination for statewide offices is oflen tanta- mount to election. The highest turnout appeared o be about GO percent in South Dakota. sion arose Wednesday when White House Press Secrelar Ronald Nessen said Presider Ford still stood by a statemcn last week lhat the PLO coul slill have a role in the negoti; lions. Israel has refused lo have, an dealings with the PLO o grounds it is a terrorist grou whose sole 'aim is the destruc lion of Israel. In Contact Kissinger conferred in Damas cus Thursday with Syrian Presidenl Assad and said in slalemenl at Damascus airpori the two men had decided lo in contact and exchange views over .the weeks ahead, and that strengthening of friend' y U. S.-Syrian relations would continue. He said Assad had explained the Syrian interceptions of deci- sions taken at the Arab Summit ROME (UPI) Farmers 'rom the rich crop lands of the U. S. Midwest told the global conference on food Thursday hat the U. S. cannot continue to pay the world's meal ticket. The presidents of the Illinois and Iowa Farm Bureaus, the wo largest food exporting itates, criticized the conference called by Secrelary of State Kis- Jnger .as just a lot of "fine ivords and brave talk." "This conference doesn't pro- duce one iota of said larold Steele of the Illinois 'arm Bureau. And "while we talk about the leed for increased production hi roth developing and developed nations, we must talk frankly about who is going to pay for said J. Merrill Anderson of he Iowa bureau. "The American farmer cannot ontinue to produce food if his xpenses outrun his teele said. Not U. S. Taxpayers "It's not that we expect starv- ng people to pay for food before hey are he said, "but we are saying that neither fanners lor American taxpayers should be expected lo carry the burden alone." Another Illinois fanner, Dale said he found few nations at the conference willing to make the sacrifices necessary to alleviate Ihe world food crisis. "With all the fine words and> brave talk going on around here in the end it will be the Ameri- can taxpayer who pays for Bulz said. Cubu Flays U. S. Cuba issued a scathing attack .n Ihe U. S., saying America vas using the hungry and starv- ng in the world as pawns to orce down oil prices. Carlo Rafael Rodriguez, 'uba's vice-premier, told the ,000 delegates from more than 00 countries that the "interna- tional financial bankruptcy of capilalisl countries is the fault of stubborn policies of the U. Conference in Rabat and that in turn he reiterated America's willingness to proceed on a stcp- bv-step basis lo bring a just and lasting peace lo the area." Syria had been regarded as the most militant of the four Arab counlrics lie has visited in the past few days. He had won :upport from Egypt, Saudi Ara- jia and Jordan and flew to [srael to tell Arab leaders of the conclusions reached. President Assad is reported to lave received more than bil- ion in recent arms aid from the iovict Union. He backed Yasser of the Palestine Libcra- ion Organization over King Hus- cin ami he has threatened to "In Ihe ruling circles in (he U. S. there is talk of negotiating the exportation of food lo bcr.d the oil producing Rodriguez said "Cuba knows well these imperialist methods. They also tried lo bring Cuba to ils knees with ils economic blockade." Israel presented itself as an example to developing nations on how to build food production and offered its help to other na- ions. Canadian Pledge Allan MacEachen, Canadian secretary of state for external affairs, told the conference Wednesday Canada "commits VYUUIIUallUy VillltlUtl UUlIlltllld jnd the UN. peace-keeping role Applying }m average of on the Golan Heights. Kissinger flew to Damascus rom Amman where he said he old King Hussein he believed a 'slep-by-step" approach to a (Continued: Page 3, Col. 5.) Family Found in Van: 2 MAYIIILL, N.M. (UPI) Several .times last weekend rural residents saw boys, a girl and adults walking near a parked van or peering from ils windows beside n busy highway. But no one slopped and Ihe family made no effort lo communicate with strang- ers. Early Wednesday rancher Edmund llunyan saw one of Ihe children .staring at him from inside the van and decid- ed lo invesligale. 1 thought maybe Ihe parents had gone off' and left Ihe. children Ruiiynn said. "I .slopped and opened MIR back door of Ihe van. "1 saw Ihe woman lying there with her three he said. "I asked her if she was having I rouble mid she fold me her husband and daughler were dead in Ihe front seal." At the scene auihorilies found the father, William Orr, 48, and the couple's 13-year- old daughter, Annette, dead, probably since Sunday. The mother, Lillian, 44, and Ilk! three boys, William, jr., 12, Joseph, II, and Gregory, 7, were rushed a hospital in Alamogordo. Spokesmen said iill four wore .so weak Ihoy could hardly speak bill were expected lo survive. "There is no real way of knowing how Ihcy had Kiine wilhout food unlil we can tiilk lo ihe .said Mod- i c a I Examiner Lawrence Moon. "They were under- nourished and suffering from malimlriliun but not In Ihe point of death." He said Orr and his daugh- ter died of carbon monoxide poisoning from an open char- coal grill in Ibc van. William, jr.'s diary, round inside Ihe van, indicated the family had run out of money and not calen for several days. "Thu diary bad an entry dated Oct. Ill' which said Ihcy had calen two watermelons the clay before and planned lo eal Iheir last one that said Olero Counly District At- torney Norman Bloom. "The only oilier reference lo food was a hamburger the lit- tle fiirl had ealen." Bloom, who plans to ques- tion the mother when die re- covers, said he believed the family was too proud lo seek help. "There was an apple or- chard just across a fence and a house within 150 Bloom said. "Bui I Ihink Ihey refused to beg as a matter of pride. They might have accepted .some help if il had bciv.i offered, but Ihey wiTcn'l. going lo go beg- ging for it." Bloom said Ihe family ap- parently was traveling across country when it ran out of food and gasoline on the southern New Mexico high- way. In Pennsylvania, relatives of the Orrs said Ihe family had disappeared about a year ago, leaving their home intact with food and clothing. Bloom said the family's van held a number of religions 'year, signs. One, penciled in red ink, staled Ihcy were out of food, money and gasoline. "But il was written in a way j lhat did not reflect said Bloom. "They apparently made up Iheir minds In die rather than beg." Another sign, also in red, said: "You like your beliefs lo bo respected, .so please rc- specl ours." lons of food an_ nually for each of Ihe next three years." The Canadians became the first major food producing na- tion to pledge a definite quan- tity of grain lo a planned stock- pile to help developing nations avert mass famine. Agriculture Secretary Butz, who heads the American delega- tion to the conference, refused lo make any specific commit- .menls and stressed America's vicw lhnt cach nalion imlst its own food reserves. Ho Crcuti0n of large from the world's cur- .supplies "would Icall for less consumption this higher food prices and. more inflation." "The best assurance of food security is increased produc- (Continued: Page 3. Col. B.) Today's Chuckle Nole on mail package: "Fra- gile. Throw underhanded." ;