Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 12, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Fri., April 12, 1974
'Emotion' Guarantees Impeachment
By Kevin Kane
A journalist who worked for Richard Nixon 14 years ago said Thursday night he expects the public’s current “tidal wave of emotion’’ over Watergate to result in the President’s impeachment in the house.
Rut. Alvin Moscow told a Coe college audience, he sees the President neither resigning nor being convicted in the senate if impeached.
Moscow, a special campaign assistant for Nixon's unsuccessful bid for the California governorship in 1962, also helped organize and research Nixon's now-famous book “Six Crises’’.
Moscow basically defended the President as a victim of circumstances in the Watergate affair. but predicted impeachment on the basis of public sentiment making it harder for congress-
men to explain why they opposed impeachment.
Asked to clarify his reasoning during a question-and-answer period, Moscow said that most people had formed a “prima facie” case against the President and therefore felt Nixon “ought to be impeached and then tried on the evidence.”
Taking a longer-term view of the Watergate affair, Moscow postulated that historians 20
years from now may merely refer to it as something which “marred the presidency of Richard Nixon.”
The same historians, Moscow contended, will probably find many positive thing to say in evaluating Nixon’s term of office.
Included, he said, could be such things as extricating the
United States from the Vietnam war. handling detente with China and Russia and (if borne out in time) laying of a foundation for a “generation of peace.”
“If the President succeeds in SALT talks with Russia, we will really have disarmament,” Moscow said, predicting future historians would considor Nixon “one of the most adept Presidents in handling foreign poli-cv.”
$1 Million Foster Care Bill to Ray
Clark: No Significant Benefit from 1972 Act
Atwell Conner Bound to Jones Grand Jury
W AS HINGTO N (AP) — Rural Development, Clark said DES MOINES (AP) — A bill “After almost two years, there staff and budgetary problems ANAMOSA - Atwell Junior to appropriate $1 million for has boon virtually no significant withjn |he agricu|ture depart.: Conner. 29, rural Bertram, has
r hnnntlt ta t Ha rennin At rural n 1
increases in foster care pay-ments for homeless children was given final legislative approval
Thursday when the senate passed the bill 44-0 and sent it to Gov. Robert Ray.
Average payments for younger children are $70 or less a month, said Sen. John Murray,
The appropriation would increase the payments from $92 a, month for very young children councI‘ Thursday up to $149 a month for teen-1 proved a change in the installa-agers.
benefit to the people of rural 4, , , „ . . .. ,
America under the rural devel- ment s rural-development of- bcen b°™<i «ver lo the Jones
opment act,” Sen. Dick Clark fices are understandable, as county grand jury on charges of
(D-Iou’a) said Thursday. “are start-up problems with any raPe ar,d murder in connection
Addressing the Coalition for n e w legislation” like that with the slaying of Maureen
Connolly, 17, Cedar Rapids.
All-Iowa Fair To Have Larger Midway Section
Premium book for the All-Iowa fair will be ready in about a month, and the 1974 fair will have an expanded independent midway, Fair Manager Charlie Decker told the fair’s board of directors Thursday.
Major change in the premium book this year will involve the livestock shows which have been expanded to include entries from all states which border on Iowa. Previously, entries were limited to Iowa.
The All-Iowa limitation will [still be in effect for the junior livestock show and for the other fair events, including the Woman’s World, Fine Arts and the horticulture-agriculture show.
Reservations for space in Exhibition hall are running ahead of last year and most of the out- j side concession space has been reserved. Decker told the board.
“A bright spot on the indepen- • dent midway is that we will have more walk-through exhibits than we did a year ago,”; Decker said. “It’s going to be a full, independent midway on the streets behind the grandstand.” \
He also pointed out that the number of free acts to be presented in that area will be increased this year.
“A person can come to the fair, never go to the grandstand and still get far more than his money’s worth,” Decker said.
The 39th annual fair will open its 10-dav stand June 28
Naming of Father Asked In Adoption Amendment
Vinton Ends Water Tower Name Dispute
VINTON — The Vinton city night ap-
Jones county Attorney David Renley said Thursday the bond remains at $100,000 on each charge. Conner's hearing Thurs-
passed in August, 1972.
“I can understand the argument for easing into the buildup period — but not at this rate,” he said.
Clark is chairman of the sen- da-v ran ^rom * *° P m>
a t e agriculture committee’s Hast week, George Junior
rural development subcommit- Nowlin. 31, rural Keystone, was
I tee. bound over to the grand jury on
finn nf thn conifer,, co,. S3^ Assistant Secretary 1 he same charges.
• j f . . . ! * VVCr Pre* William Irwin and his staff are Conner and Nowlin earlier
‘ ur^r‘U sai< * un ( Pa‘(n s scntlv being constructed in congenial, cooperative and com- were bound over to a Linn
onw rnonv LavfnltInorthwest Vinton. mitted to ruraI development, county grand jury on charges of
because of rising costs " Herald Bogert from Green En- “Unfortunately, the same can-murder and robbery with aggra-
gineering Co., Cedar Rapids, ex- not be said tor the administra- vation in connection with tho . ... r plained why the change was tion as a who,e” death ()f Michael Servey, 18.
Haying Will) ll kl Rf necessary. The sanitary sewer Only 31 requests for business *eda: Rapids, whose body was
Rn/ (fSMc UjiMeplf was laid out directly east of the and industrial loans qunder the ^und ^arch L near Cedar
nilH5tsll storm sewer which prohibited an(f industrial loans under the RaP'ds.
DES MOINES (AP) — UnJand [serving future building sites1 J-540-Clark said. Miss Connolly's body was
Welch 5 Des Moines died west °f the storm sewer. Ahs/), only seven of 235 re- found March 16 near Anamosa
Thursday’ after accidentally! To correct this, the engineer ?ucsts 'or community facility!in Jones County. Authorities
shooting' himself in the head recommended lowering the san- loa" an,d «"•/ the teenagers who had
mowing nimseii ne aa quests for industrialization sup- been reported missing March 9,
Witt what authorities said was ** “J" P*» *"■"<* been made. ---------’----------
a .35. caliber derringc: pistol, an(j extending one block The real test of legislation.
Police said the youth and his | west of the location where it he continued, “is the benefi-
brother and sister were playing was originally intended. rial impact and effect of the
with the loaded gun while "ait- Tfip council approved the legislation on people, on ing in the family^car their ,change l)Ut questionecj payjng farms, on rural towns and
an additional $7,000 for the cor- communities. And. by that
were slain March IO.
County Home Addition To Allamakee Voters
Vinton Man Named To Police Force
VINTON — Vinton Police Chief Murray Wenner has announced that Richard Fisher of Vinton has been hired as a new
Fisher previously worked for the Vinton school district and had served as a part-time policeman.
He replaces patrolman William Carberry who was fired earlier in the week for not performing his duties to the satisfaction of the chief.
IO YEARS AGO — Pointing to
a major crisis of unemployment of the entire Negro community, the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People pledged a series of demon-s t r a t i o n s against General Motors to protest discriminatory practices in employment.
DES MOINES (UPI) - The Iow'a house Thursday amended legislation rewriting the state’s adoption laws to require the names of suspected fathers of children born out of wedlock and placed up for adoption to be published in local newspapers.
Lawmakers voted 60-20 to prohibit public disclosure of the mother's name, but reasoned that names of all prospective fathers must be made public to allow the natural father to claim the child.
Rep. Joseph Rinas (D-Marion), the sponsor of the amendment, said in cases where children born out of wedlock are offered for adoption the only way to notify the father may be through public posting.
However, he argued, the mother's privacy should be protected at all costs, but in some situations the only way to locate the real father may be through publication.
The amendment was aimed at correcting Iowa's currently unconstitutional adoption laws ; which do not require the natural fathers of children born out of wedlock to legally terminate
Cornell Newspaper Gets Honor Rating
MT. VERNO N - The Cornelian. weekly student newspaper at Cornell college, has received the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) All-American honor rating.
To merit this rating, a college newspaper must receive from the judge “mark of distinction” credit in at least four of these five areas: coverage and content. writing and editing, editorial leadership, physical appearance and photography.
The Comedian received “mark of distinction" in the first four categories The ACP was founded in 1921 It prepares guidebooks to give student newspaper staffs compact. comprehensive evaluations of their newspapers, and a digest of standards and suggestions for such publications.
IOWA CITY — The concn; t hy the University of Iow a Kantorei scheduled for April 26 at Clapp recital hall, has been canceled The April 21 piano recital by Carle Lesniak. assistant professor of music, has also been canceled
their claim to a child before it is adopted.
In a further effort to protect the privacy of the mother, the house voted 47-38 to prohibit in-! quiries into the woman's past in order to establish the identity of the father.
The rider, also offered by Rinas, specifically forbids a court ordering a woman to disclose the father’s name.
He said forcing a 15-year-old unwed mother to reveal her lover’s name could subject the man — if he was over 18 — to charges of statutory rape. In addition, he said, a woman should not be allowed to be held in contempt of court for refusing to identify the father.
The house, which adjourned Thursday for the Easter weekend, is expected to resume debate next week on the measure.
Drug Counts Dropped By Tama Court Judge
TOLEDO — On the motions of Tama county Attorney Jared O. Bauch, the cases of Merlin [Frank. 28, and Vicki Frank, 26, charged with possession of controlled substance with intent to deliver, were dismissed by Judge Louis W. Schultz in Tama county district court Wednesday.
Frank is now in the state penitentiary and Mrs. Frank is now on parole from a Black Hawk county sentence. The evidence against them would be inadmissible in a trial in Tama (county, Judge Schultz decreed.
The couple was renting a farmhouse north of Traer at the time of their arrests in December. They operated the Lectric Banter, a psychedelic shop in Waterloo. They were arrested after a Waterloo boy allegedv told police he had been buying drugs I rom the Franks and soiling them to fellow high school students.
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WAUKON — Allamakee coun-l ty supervisors plan to ask voter1
red ion The council maintained standard, the rural dollop- approval of a 10-bed addition to the error was the fault of the mcnt act has not succeeded.” ,he county home at the June 4 engineering company and are Although the act went into ef-
asking them to stand the cost of feet in the late summer of 1972. me has I**0 taku,8
He was the son of Mr and * the additional fee for the correc- congress appropriated no funds care P'T^nts at an
Mrs. David Renzo Welch, Des tion. specifically for its new activities avera8e
parents at Meric Hay Mall.
Polk county medical examiner. Dr. R. C. Wooters. said the boy died about three hours after the mishap.
daily cost of $2.35 per
ier Blames Tire Studs for Vehicle Mishap
A dispute about whether to until six months ago and it was 'patief)!- econ°my bas been have the word Vikings, a school more than a month after that Possjble because the home is
Trooper Blames ; athletic team nickname, painted before the office of management vt
on the municipal water tower and budget released any of the a J ,. °Prrdllon '“at P0;
has brought about a great deal appropriations to USDA. food and ^oney Mr and
of comment from Vinton citi- However, the act’s bringing * ^ matron 30 3 ^ * eWan*
zens. Also a petition bearing the together of several existing a f 1 r°
GLADBROOK-State Trooper names of 73 junior high school agencies under a new structure Building at this time is pro-Jerry Jones, Toledo, who in-girls requesting that the name was funded under the budgets of >P°scd because next year regula-| vestigated an accident Tuesday I Vikettes also be considered was those agencies. I dons will force reduction of the
afternoon one and a quarter presented to the council.--number of patients to 40, and
miles west of Gladbrook, be- The council finally voted to Court Appearance tiie county’s experience has
iieves the studs on snow tires leave the word Vikings off the TOLEDO — Dean Ira White- j:dlovvn the cost of caring lor that one driver had failed to (water tower and continue the breast, 36. Waterloo, charged I patien,'\ elsewhere is many remove from his car April I present practice of painting the with drunk driving appeared be- *imes Higher, according to the were the cause of that car word Vinton only on the tower. fore Magistrate George Stein. ;suPervlsorS-sliding off the road into a ditch. The vote was four to two with waived preliminary hearing and Almost $200,000 in federal The trooper said six feet ofj^a*e Rommann and Richard was bound to Tama county dis-(revenue-sharing funds will be skid marks were left on the Schoonover voting against omit- trict court. He was released on available for the addition. The paving by the studs arid there ting the word Vikings. personal recognizance. White- home, located on highway nine (
were no black tire mark^ He In othcr business Jack Fran- breast was arrested April 6. in north of town, was built in the believes the studded tires were cis aPI*ared before the council Toledo. 1930s.
the main cause of the accident!*0 exPiajn a proposed increase The supervisors plan to hold
because braking power was les- in *he city’8 liability insurance Pick up the phone today and information meetings for the
sened. and Dr. S.L. Anthony was reap- let a want ad go to work for you. public in all the towns of the
Charges of failure to stop in Pointe as city health officer. Dial 398-8234. county
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ahead and violation of the stud-; ded tire restriction as of April I were filed against James Lawrence Medberry, 23, Gladbrook.
Medberry was westbound on highway 96, following a westbound auto driven by Kay Marie Bnien, 17. rural Glad-: brook, when she slowed down to make a left turn onto a county gravel road
Medberry losr control and his car slid off the road and into a ditch.
Miss Brume was charged with driving without a valid operator's license. No injuries were reported.
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