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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 4, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather— Clearing tonight, lows in 20s. Warmer Friday, highs in 40s. ninths cir FIN / IO CEh VOLUME 92 — NUMBER 85 CEDAR RAPIDS. IOWA. THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS UPI, NEW YORKTORNADO TOLL OARS TO 33) Tax Probe Ends; Nixon Will Pay WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the committee, said congressional committee inves- the audit was “hard but fair” tigating President Nixon’s in-    . r-nmn i„„r    *    aml sa,d Nixon should be corn- come taxes closed its case , . Thursday with a commendation mendcd especially for deciding to pay more than $100,000 in back taxes for 1969 even though the statute of limitations has; run out. Forced To Borrow White House officials said to the President “for his prompt decision” to pay some $465,000 in back income taxes and interest. The joint committee on internal revenue taxation received a report from its staff Wednesday; claiming that Nixon owed Wednesday that Nixon probably $476,431 in back taxes and in- wjn be forced to borrow some tcrest.    4    . .    .    .    ..    ,    .    ...    money    to    make    the    tax    pay- A short time later the White    .    .    ,    ,    .    .    . House said the Internal Hove- ™nts' whlch l0,al about half nue Service had prepared a rep- reported net worth, arate report concluding that The President’s net worth as Nixon owed some $465,000 in jof last May 31, was put at $986,-back taxes and interest and that 522 jn disclosures Nixon made Nixon would pay the amount cited by the IRS. Statement Tour months ago. His cash assets were put at $432,874. A White House source, asked After^ a brief session Thins- bovv Nixon proposed to meet a taxes-and-interest bill of about $465,000, said the President day, the committee issued statement saying in part: “While we have not completely analyzed all of the technical VV0ldd uso some resources and aspect? of the report, the Probably borrow the balance. members agree with the sub- No Fraud Allegation stance of most of the recommendations made by the staff. Worst Since 1925; I States Report Deaf —UPI Telephoto lifted from a THE TREMENDOUS FORCE of a tornado is shown in this demolished panel truck restaurant parking lot at Knightstown, Ind., carried 250 yards through the air and wrapped around a telephone pole. Carl Thornton, the owner, had taken refuge in the restaurant and was not hurt. (More photos on picture page.) Hearst Girl s Tape Shocks Family The White House announcement said the IRS report con-Because of the President s tamed no suggestion of fraud on decision to pay the deficiencies the part of the President, and interest for J969 through 1972. as asserted by the Internal    l^e    "bite    House Thurs- Revenue Service, whose deter- refused to make public minations closely approximate    e    rePort- the recommendations of the    JRS    contended Nixon improp committee’s staff, the joint erdy claimed deductions for committee on internal revenue business expenses and a con- taxation has decided to conclude lrovcrsial gift of bis vice-,-,.    .    , hn.uniri    .    ,    juju, Us examination of the Pres- presidential papers to the    *'‘"*    Zr    fn    ^r    St''    *    her    a"d    Sh°    18    doub,s- idem-? returns    tional Archives.    l!f,    ,all Jrf^h.r '^l,ar Tnd fr“ 10 d° whatever sIk wanL." | "lf she only speaks to me “The committee commends    The    federal tax collectors also    , ; her father    a - sjsr >« s. r~s?»ssaKSffltts r By Associated Press    Heavy    rains    and hai Tornadoes struck an area struck the storm areas, stretching from Georgia to Can- “\ve had about 30 s ada late Wednesday    and early warnjng    before    it hit,’ Thursday killing at    least 337'    ..    ...    _ „ persons, the worst tornado ^ Heflin, a gioee > death toll since 1925.    manager    in Xenia. “A Thousands of injuries and mil- could hear was the wit lions of dollars in damage re- crashes and people prayin suited from the twisters that hit;    “]'ve    been    through scores of cities and towns, leav- Korean conflict but I have ing many in shambles.    been scared like that,” i President Nixon declared Ala- B. Grissom of Lexingto bania. Indiana. Kentucky, Ohio Governor Wendell Po and Tennessee national disaster dared the state a disaste areas.    and called it “probab Half the town of Xenia, in most tragic day in the his southwestern Ohio, was devas- Kentucky.” tated. Thirty persons were Ford ordered national | killed and more than 1.000 were mon int0 tbe stricken homeless it. the community of cur few "ere elal Frankfort, the state capi Rows of bodies were arranged Louisville and on Brande in the rubble-strewn streets, a town of 1.600. Brandt More victims were thought was left in rubble and 23 p trapped in overturned cars, but were known dead. Soldier heavy equipment was unable to nearby Ft. Knox used get through the streets to lift the searchlights to probe the vehicles.    in the search for more bod Whole neighborhoods were de-stroyed, buildings leveled, railroad cars and trucks upend- , ...    .    ,    .    . cd by the vicious winds that s0    a„    ain    an struck the Midwest and South. 20-Foot Jump “There was a loud Worst Hit SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) — whatsoever. At that time if her dragged, kicking and scream- given to me, would (be) just to The parents of Patricia Hearst choice is to become a member ing. from her Berkeley apart- sell her out, that's the way I of his vi™. were stunned and disbelieving of an organization like this, ment by the Coerced i    '    '    rcnnrf taxable ranital aainc an "*"'-•1 Muuapcu i.t‘ « uajo ag°. Her mother Voiced doubt decision to make these tax pav- report laxaoie capital gains on . ..    •    sajes of a Nevv york City apart-    Neither her parents nor    her    Patty would join such an organism and part of his land at San    f,ancc cou,d beheve that    20-    mzation without being coerced. Clemente Calif    year-old Patricia made    the    “We love her and hope she’ll be The lax agency, which once statements of her own free will. u    " (Continued: Page 3. Col. 7.) SLA. also had feel riSht now " j Patricia's 18-year-old sister Anne said, “I know Patty far too well to think she’d come around like that. I don’t believe it.” Earlier Rebellion Curtis Dissents that would be enough,” Weed said, “I want to tell Patty that I love her as much as ever ... I can accept whatever she has chosen. i R-w i t ll 714th by Aaron Ties Ruth Mark KSAN in San Francisco, and Putridu Hearst personality ketch on page IS. Only Sen. Carl Curtu Neb ) dissented formally the staff report The committee said it had forwarded a copy of the report Wednesday to the house judiciary committee that is considering Nixon s impeachment Rep. Wilbur Mills (D-Ark.), committee vice-chairman, said CINCINNATI (UPI) — Hank KPFA in Berkeley, had been the panel had made no effort Aaron equalled Babe    Ruth t*,    brought    to the stations bv    met?- to find fraud because that was home run record ihursday    scnpcr    who also delivered    a not its job. That, he said, should when he hit the /14th of    his ca-    color snapshot of Patricia. be up to the IRS. the courts or reer in the first inning    of the the house judiciary committee National league opener    Thurs- Senator Russell Long (D-La.), day. (Story in sports section.) home again.’ Before the kidnaping. Miss Hearst’s rebellion against the But that for me to accept jestablishment seemed to have A tape recording of Patricia's! Her fiance. Steven Weed, who has happened today in the taken no more violent forms statement, broadcast over radio was with her the night she was, manner in which it has been than refusing to appear as a car jump 20 feet in the said Grissom of the tome I    ---------- survived    in    Louisville wh Kentucky appeared to    be the    tending    a    basketball worst hit. with 80 known dead    Louisville’s    water supplies and hundreds of injured.    Alaba-    reported    dangerously low. ma reported 72 dead. Indiana In Ohio. Gov. John Gi 62, Tennessee 54, Ohio 35. Gcor- ordered the national guar< gia 15, Ontario, Canada, 8. Xenia and asked federe | North Carolina 5, Michigan 3. II- ficials to declare the tov linois 2, and West Virginia I. Early Thursday, two tornadoes hit the town of Meadow Bridge, W. Va., about 50 miles southeast cf Charleston, killing one person and injuring several others. Weather forecasters in Kansas City compared Wednesday’s tornado outbreak to a “fast-moving shotgun blast.” (,Continued: Page 3, Col. Cobra Symbol showed her dressed debutante. Not long before the kidnaping, she told her father. “Dad. nobody under 18 reads the Examiner any more. It has become irrelevant to the times.” Hearst told a reporter for the WASHINGTON (AP) - $154.50 to buy the same volume (Wholesale prices rose sharply 0f wholesale goods that $100 again last month despite the purchased in 1967. first big decline in prices for The government said that Wholesale Prices Despite Food Decline East Iowa Railway Bu Coal Mi Panel Tells White House: "Supply Data by Tuesday" WASHINGTON IAP) - The a spirit of accommodation with house judiciary committee ihls President. Yet there comes ZZh Thursday gave the White House _ .■    .    ..    ,    noticed s i s rn j .    i    a    time    when    patience    and    ac-    fused until next Tuesday to comply    v    IUMU It showed her dressed in farm products and processed overalls, cradling a submachine foods in four months, the gov-gun, standing before a red flag ernment said Thursday, bearing the seven-headed cobra ^ gj percent drop reported symbol of the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA). In the taped message, she denied she had been “brainwashed, drugged, tortured, hyp-or in any way con in prices for farm products, processed foods and feeds failed to offset the big rise in prices for a broad range of industrial goods as the over-all price index for March in-, creased by a seasonally adjusted 1.3 percent — a 15.6 government price increases of industrial commodities, regarded as one of the truest barometers of inflation, rose 2.9 percent — a 34.8 percent annual rate — both seasonally adjusted and unadjusted, with prices of metals and fuel leading the way. The increase was the second highest since 1946, exceeded only by a 3.2 percent jump last November. Decreases for livestock, grain. with its request for evidence for ^*-immod«itioii can begin to un- A t their suburban Hiils-its impeachment inquiry or face ^ermine the process in which borough home, her family veri- percent annual rate. a subpoena.    we arc engaged ”    fied    the    voice    was    Patty    s.    mon^b's    increase    com    ( The request, which involves 42 Rep Hutchinson (Mich.), se- But her father? Randolph pared with a jump of 1.2 per- Iavv C0,ton? c8gs? *resh fruits, presidential conversations about nior Republican on the commit-! Hearsl, said. “Personally, I cent in February, both highly ifr t-’ s h vegetables „    don't    believe    it.” daughter's criticism led him to start exploring a change in the Examiner's tone and policies. The bizarre broadcast also contained a frightening declaration from “Cinque”, a self-styled field marshal of the SLA, who said that hereout no members of the ruling class will be taken prisoner. Instead, he said, “corporate enemies of the people will be shot on sight.” The FBI said Patricia’s claim to have joined the SLA would make no difference in their investigation of her kidnaping. By Gordon Hanson “There were twice as many‘    ES (AP) - people killed .as the result of Un'ra! lowa Ral road ? .tornadoes)    in eight hours    vcs.    senbed as the na tons f, terday as    were    killed in    the    g*r,,!ve shorl ""C ,rhd' (three previous years,"    said    thursday announced the Allen Pearson of the National 'base o[ th(? La"nm< Severe Storms Forecast Center.    near    Thorn urg. In Chicago, forecaster? said Company offals sa d there was a chance of more tor- bopepr,oduc" at lea,8' nadoes through Frtday.    The    Hon tons cl coal annual y greatest threat Thursday was f”,*1" °..    ,    ••    Iowa from Illinois, Missoui either side    of a    line running    nL, . from 45 miles southwest of Me- a loma- ridian, Miss., to 35 miles north-    lShorl Line west of Columbus, Ga.    Central Iowa Bai covers 63 miles between Knocked    Out    City and Montezuma, se; Telephonecommunications about 12 southeast Iowa were knocked out in most areas niunities, including Thornb and national guard units were The parent firm of Cen called up to help evacuation cf-    Iowa Railroad also announ forts and to prevent looting.    that a coal “washing” p +    +    +    (Continued:    Page    3.    Col.    4 and live No Difference “As far as what is said on the the time the Watergate cover-up tee< concurred with Rodino inflationary rates but more poultry dropped prices for farm tape, I don’t think it makes anyj was being disclosed last spring, statement. Hutchinson said he Holding hands with his wife, ^derate than increases in the products alone 4.2 percent in difference to our investigation, mar    aria    ITaU OC TLa nnmmif    -    .    ®    i    I.-       a    I.    a1______'    .    _    _ sued a sternly-worded warning at a committee briefing Thursday. “Patience Thin” March, Along the wholesale chain, consumer foods — those ready was made Fob 25. The commit- vvas unab|c to understand why Catherine, Hearst told newsmen Previous three months. tee has not yet received a reply. (he white House has not yet in front of the house: “We’ve labor department reported. Chairman Rodino < D-N.JiJs- responded to the request.    had her 20 years. They’ve had Wholesale prices over the past At the committee's order, hcr days. and I don’t believe year have risen 19.5 percent. chief counsel John Hoar sent a she iis fioin8 10 change her phii- They usually are reflected later for sale on supermarket shelves letter    Thursday    to James    St. °sophy that quickly,    and that    at the retail level.    — dropped 1.4 percent with Clair    President    Nixon’s chief’permanently, and    I’ll    never be- The over-all    increase    of    lower    prices for meats, fresh “The patience of this commit impeachment lawyer repeating Iieve lt until she comet:' t0 mc- wholcsale Prices ,ast month vegetables and eggs partially tee is    now    wearing    thin.”    he    the request and    calling for    an or her mothcr? or    her    sistcrs or    ed the government’s pricing    offset    by increases for potatoes, said. “We    have    a    constitutional    one of her cousins    and    is free to    index to 154.5    of the    1967    sugar    products, cereals and ba- rcsponsibility in this inquiry (Continued: Page 12. Col. 5.) talk without any interference average, meaning that it cost kery goods. (Continued: Page 12, Col. I) Today's Chuckle An oil prospector is a man who doesn’t know whether he is four feet from a million dollars, or a million feet from $4.    --Copyright When we made our request we made it not out of curiosity, not because we were prosecutors, but because it is our responsibility. “We have tried to pursue it in Legislators Divided on Nixon Tax Impact Today's Index Comics ............... ..... 35 Crossword . ......... ..... 35 Daily Record ......... Deaths ............... Editorial Features 8 Financial 36 Marion .............. .37 Movies ... ..... 32 Society .............. .. 18-23 Sports ............... 25-30 State Television ............ 31 WASHINGTON (A?) - Some members of congress predict that President Nixon's agreement to pay about $465,000 in back taxes and interest will hurt him in the congressional impeachment inquiry. But others say the tax issue will not affect the impeachment question. Rep. Al Ullman (D-Ore.), a member of the joint committee on internal revenue taxation, said: “My best guess is that this will legally close out the (tax) matter, but politically it will be another disaster for the President.” The only member of the ionian committee to oppose release of the staff report, Sen. Carl Curtis (R-Neb.> said: “To have impeachment, you have to have high crimes or misdemeanors. And the tax controversy, regardless of its merits, is not in that area.” Senator Walter Mondale (D-Minn.), a member of the finance committee who is considering a 1976 presidential race, said: “It is a terrible example for the President to set for the American people.” Asked how he thinks it will affect Nixon’s standing with congress and the country, Mondale replied: “It won’t help and it will probably hurt.” Senator Vance Harke (D-lnd.) said “It would have been better if he had paid them (taxes) when they were due. instead of now.” But he added that “I don't think this will have any direct effect on impeachment since his taxes are not an issue in the impeachment question.” Senator Wallace Bennett (R-Utah) said: “I don’t think there is any impeachable quality in this series of transactions.” Bennett joined other members of congress in expressing relief that Nixon agreed to pay the baek taxes. “I am glad he did this because. coming just IO days before April 15, this sets a wonderful example for the American taxpayer.” Rep. Wilbur Mills (D-Ark.), who had predicted the committee report would give more cause for Nixon’s resignation than any of the allegations stemming from the Watergate cover-up, issued this statement: “I was pleased that the President has seen fit to go along with the IRS figure, which was very close to the figure by the staff of the joint committee on internal revenue taxation, and get the matter behind us.” House Republican Conference Chairman John Anderson (R-111.) said Nixon's decision to pay up was “more seemly than going into tax court and litigating.” But, he said, “it would be almost fatuous to deny that this is a minus in the whole equation as far as the President is con-1 cerned.” Taxpayers Take Mixed View of Tax Revelations By Tho Associated Press How do some of President Nixon’s fellow taxpayers react to the news that he has agreed to pay more than $450,000 in back taxes? In random interviews Wednes-dav, some took misery-loves- TORNADOES LEAVE PATH OF DESTRUCTION 300 K«y Wail lOfli) MiliS JE (Continued: Page 12, Col. 4.) -—AP Wirephoto Shaded areas indicate states where the tornadoes struck. Underlined are hard-hit towns. / ;

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