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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - March 31, 1974, Burlington, Iowa Set arraignments in Kent state deaths Burlington Iowa 137th year no. 223 sunday March 31,1974 72 pages 7 sections Price 20c a a a a a a a a a a a a a when you see a Carriage less horse you automatically think of horseless carriages right this Spring s model7 is Bambi who lives on the Charles Matsch farm five Miles Southwest of Burlington and she s calling attention to the need for Spring tune and other seasonal Auto care. You la learn what to do to prepare your car for summer while coping with fuel shortages by Reading today s special car care tabloid Section. Hawk Eye photo by John Gram Cleveland up arraignment for eight present or former Ohio National guardsmen indicted in the 1970 killings of four Kent state University students will begin april to Federal officials said saturday. They said trials of the defendants Are expected to begin shortly afterwards on charges which in some cases could result in life imprisonment upon conviction. Almost four years after the students were killed and nine other persons wounded in a 13-second barrage of guard gunfire during an anti War demonstration on the Campus a Federal grand jury returned the indictments Friday. The eight All enlisted men were accused of violating the civil rights of the 13 victims by a a wilfully assaulting and intimidating demonstrators on the Kent state University Campus May 4, 1970, by firing in their direction and violating the constitutional rights not to be deprived of Liberty without due process of a sobbing mrs. Katherine Shafer Mother of indicted guardsman Lawrence a. Shafer said a a it a kind of hard to accept this when its your own son. Her husband said the guardsmen were a Only doing what they were Lawrence Shafer said he would talk about the shootings a maybe when its All the indictments revived a belief in the system of Justice for the parents of the slain students. A a we be waited a Long time for this a said mrs. Sarah Scheuer of Youngstown Ohio whose daughter Sandra was one of the students killed. A at Long last there will be an accounting before the mrs. Louis a. Schreder of Lorain Ohio whose son William also was killed said a a it a been four years and All this time we be known our son did not do anything for which he deserved to be punished let alone a a in a a Little bitter because no one contacted me such As the people who were supposed to be looking out for me a said Mathew j. Mcmanus 28, West Salem Ohio indicted and still a member of the guard. The indictments resulted from a four year fight on the part of parents of some of the slain students and others. A state grand jury first investigated the killings then indicted 25 persons mostly students and in a report exonerated the guard of any wrongdoing in the deaths. Wrongful death suits filed against the state and the guard were dismissed by the courts on the grounds the state and its agents cannot be sued unless they agree to it. Last summer attorney general Elliot l. Richardson ordered the Federal investigation. The grand jury began its work dec. 18, hearing from 173 persons in 39 Days. Arthur Krause of Pittsburgh father of slain student Allison Krause received the news with a a mixture of Relief and sorrow a sorrow that it had to take individual parents and dedicated individuals and so Many people to Force our government finally to get to the matter the truth about Kent state a that it even got this far and that they were apparently thorough and came up with something indicates that Justice is being done a said mrs. Arthur Holstein of new York City Mother of Jeffies Miller another of the four slain students. A the kids were not the ones who should be Israel Syria talks near Washington up a Secretary of state Henry a. Kissinger said saturday that Israel has come up with a a useful basis for negotiating a separation of israeli and syrian armies locked in an artillery Duel on the Golan front for the 19th straight Day. Israeli defense minister Moshe Dayan who outlined his governments plan to Kissinger at a 90-minute meeting told reporters afterwards that a we could do without the firing on the Golan but he added a i doubt it will deteriorate into general Kissinger said he hoped he could bring the israelis and syrians together just As he already has managed to get israeli and egyptian agreement on a separation of their forces in the Sinai and along the Suez canal. He cautioned however that a of course we have not yet had the syrian reaction. But i think that the israeli proposals do provide a useful Kissinger will explain Dayan a proposals to syrian negotiators when they visit Washington april to or la. Both Dayan and the Secretary turned aside questions aimed at bringing out details of the israeli plan which Dayan sketched on a Large scale map in Kissinger a office. The map was Well out of sight when reporters and photographers were admitted to record the Start of their talk. Diplomatic sources said Israel proposed creation of a Buffer zone Between the opposing forces in some areas of the Golan Heights. In a flattering reference to Kissinger a Middle East peace efforts Dayan said a fighting we can do alone but to reach agreement with the syrians we have to come to Washington and see or. gives first Overall View of county Payba do \ la Esry How does your paycheck measure up if you re Normal you be probably had the urge at some Point to sneak a peek at the other Guys salary stub if you re the employee or to cast a furtive glance at your neighbors payroll print outs if you re the employer. Your curiosity thanks to the Iowa employment Security commission can now a at least to some extent a be satisfied. The satisfaction 111 pages of it came last week with the commissions first comprehensive wage Survey of its kind for Des Moines county. The study covers too employers who in strict anonymity volunteered pay data on 84 different occupations and 3,323 workers a about 14 per cent of the 23,410 men and women employed in the county according to december workforce figures. By lumping retail commercial service and Industrial employees together it reveals that the a a average worker makes about $3.43 an hour or $7,134 a year and that the a a average Job will offer an unexperienced beginner $2.65 an hour or about $5,500 annually. Its important not to jump to conclusions in studying the study however for several reasons. First response to desc questions was voluntary. For example the Survey covers Only eight Cooks a tiny fraction of those cooking in the county�?T8 dozens of eateries. One Large restaurant paying its Cooks substantially More or less than the desc figure could thus make the average soar or plummet sharply. Second to help hide the identity of its employer participants the study omitted data for trades unless three or More employers responded. For example printers whose Union wage averaged $4.84 to a Little Over $5 an hour were not listed since Only the Hawk Eye and one commercial printing firm answered the questionnaire. Also notably absent Are plumbers although several other relatively High paying construction trades Are represented. Third not All employers answered every question in the Survey. The desc report shows for instance that a heavy equipment operators starting pay $4.81 is Well above the average for those already experienced in that Trade $3.54 a because some employers on the Low end of the pay scale did not list starting salaries. By far the highest paid group were those jobs the commission classified under a structural work a where average pay was $4.90 an hour a Over $10,000 a year. But that figure can also be misleading. Electricians carpenters and Sheet Metal workers whose pay would seem to Range from $16,000 to $11,400 a year do not necessarily have year round work. Nor do most of the some fall continued on Page 2 Ford rips a creep in gof talk Chicago up a vice president Gerald Ford said saturday an a arrogant elite guard of Campaign officials a and not president Nixon a was responsible for watergate. But Republican sen. Charles Percy said he now believes Nixon will be impeached. Ford delivered a blistering attack on the a ambitious amateurs who ran Nixon a reelection Campaign and apparently intended to draw a distinction Between them and the regular gop organization Over which he said they a Iran roughshod in 1972. Using the acronym a a creep for the committee to re elect the president Ford told a regional leadership conference of More than 1,000 Midwest republicans a the political lesson of watergate is this never again must America allow an arrogant elite guard of political adolescents like creep to bypass the regular party organization and dictate terms of a National he told reporters later his assault on the Campaign committee should not be inferred As criticism of Nixon a in any Way and did not reflect on the presidents judgment. Percy the Illinois senator who has All but announced for the 1976 gop presidential nomination told a news conference at the same meeting a i have an ominous feeling that we will have a trial of the president in the Senate a that the House will vote a Bill of he said the cause of this feeling is the White House reluctance to Supply documents and tapes to special prosecutor Leon Jaworski and to the House judiciary committee concerning Nixon a impeachment. A nothing has eroded Confidence in the White House More than its saying a lets get it behind us and then taking every action to delay and drag it out a Percy said. Percy said he feels that a Senate trial of Nixon a if it comes a could take place shortly before elections this november. Predict Nixon tax Bill $400,000 just a Small group of activists los Angeles up a a congressional investigating committee is expected to announce wednesday that president Nixon owes up to $400,000 in Back taxes and that there is a evidence of civil fraud in his returns the los Angeles times said saturday. In a report from its Washington Bureau the times said the internal Revenue service which has announced a reopening of Nixon returns for audit is expected to assess the president for the taxes As soon As the report is released. The times report quoted sources close to the joint committee on internal Revenue taxation. When the president made Public his finances last december he asked the joint committee to study what he called two a a controversies concerning his 1969-1972 returns which were prepared by his tax attorneys. Since the irs announced its reopening of the returns the joint committee and the Revenue service have exchanged information in their parallel studies the times said. The report is expected to show that president Nixon owes Between $300,000 and $400,000 in Back taxes and to include evidence of civil fraud in connection with the preparation of the presidents returns the newspaper said. However the committee report will not include any recommendation for prosecution on grounds this would be beyond its Purview. The times quoted sources close to the investigation As saying the irs has had a criminal fraud investigation under Way for several weeks but this does not necessarily mean the service will recommend prosecution. The irs could push for civil fraud proceedings which Are not As difficult to prove As criminal fraud and which carry penalties of 50 per cent of any Back taxes owed the times said. In a criminal fraud tax Case the tried party is subject not Only to repaying the taxes and penalties on the taxes but to additional separate fines and or jail sentence. In a civil Case he Only would pay Back the taxes and penalties. Despite the presidents statement that he would abide by the committees findings his attorneys reportedly already Are preparing to defend him in the . Tax court. Why is Burlington s Don Gibbs fouling notre Dame s Bob Josten a and How could the ref be such a rank Amateur As to miss the Call on the High school Cage coaches7 it s All for a Good cause As you la discover on Page 17

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