Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 18, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
LAZY DAYS OF SUMMER) Gangsters Use Imagination
(In Section A)
Partly cloudy, chance of occasional thunderstorms through tonight.
Highs in upper 70s, lows in lower fiOs. Warmer Monday.
VOLUME 92 — NUMBER 221
HIRYAN PLANS FOR FUTUREOne Likely Problem: Money
(In Section B)
['KIMit RAPIDS. IOWA. SUMMY, AUGUST 18, 1974
ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES
Rocky Smear by Right Wing Seen
WASHINGTON < AP) - President Ford declared on Saturday that Nelson Rockefeller remains in the running for vice-president and criticized what a White House official called an attempt by right-wing extremists to discredit the former New York governor.
“President Ford has advised me that former Gov. Rockefeller has been and remains under consideration for the vice-presidential nomination,” White House Press Secretary Jerald terHorst said after emerging from an Oval office meeting.
TerHorst’s statement came after a series of developments and White House disclosures that led to speculation Rockefeller had little chance of getting the nomination.
Meanwhile, two Republican I sources on Capitol Hill said they j learned that neither Rockefeller nor Republican National Chair-
New Politics Demos Yield On 3 Points
KANSAS CITY (UPI) - Dem-! ocratic party regulars Saturday won three controversial points from “new politics” reformers, but remained deadlocked on thei key issue of how actively the party will encourage participation by minorities, youth and women.
The 167-member party commission, working on a party constitution for submission during the Democratic mini-convention in Kansas City Dec. 6-8. recessed for the night without resolving the issue. The contingent of 16 blacks has threatened to walk out over it.
At issue was an effort by an old-time regular faction to change part of the charter which would require national, state and local Democratic units to aggressively seek par-t i c I p a 11 o n by minorities, young people and women in •‘all party affairs.”
The regulars wanted to restrict this affirmative action requirement to the national convention delegate selection process, complaining that the broader provision now in the draft charter would cause an undue hardship on state and local organizations.
But the reformers, spearheaded by the blacks, said they had already agreed to give up the controversial, 1972 quota system to insure their partici-
man George Bush was likely to be selected by Ford.
The sources mentioned these other names as front runners-NATO Ambassador Donald Rumsfeld, Washington state Gov. Daniel Evans, Sen. Weicker of Connecticut and two Tennessee senators, Howard Baker and Bill Brock.
Here was the sequence of events:
Columnist Jack Anderson reported last week that seven cartons of material once belonging to Watergate conspirator E. Howard Hunt had been copied before being destroyed, and that the documents contained allegations that Rockefeller had hired thugs to disrupt the 1972 Democratic national convention and tilt the nomination toward Sen. George McGovern.
TerHorst began receiving press inquiries about the Anderson column.
At about 8:15 a m. CDT Saturday, he summoned two news service reporters to his office to respond to the inquiries.
He said that Philip Buchen, a long-time Ford friend and adviser, was contacted early Sunday, Aug. ll by a man who identified himself only as “Mr. Long.”
“Ought To Know”
According to terHorst, this source told Buchen that he had information on the whereabouts
and contents of the so-called Hunt papers. TerHorst said the man told Buchen “there ought to be some things he ought to know" if Rockefeller were being considered for vice-president.
TerHorst said Buchen assigned another attorney on Ford’s transition staff to look into the information. This attorney concluded by late Sunday that the Hunt papers may indeed have been copied at a Washington photocopying firm, terHorst said.
Buchen then reported to Ford on the situation, terHorst said, and Ford directed him to turn “everything he had over to Leon Javvorski,” the Watergate special prosecutor. This was done Monday, terHorst said
He said assistant prosecutor Richard Ben Veniste was assigned to handle the probe and “everybody here just withdrew.”
No Probe Request
After reporters interpreted his remarks as meaning Ford had ordered an investigation of the Rockefeller allegations, terHorst again summoned correspondents to his office to stress that the President had not re-
Gazette Pho*o by Duane Crock
Bernie Conger's dog has developed fetching skills beyond that of chasing a ball. "Cocoa", an English Pointer, chases and usually catches a Frisbee before it touches the ground. Conger, 416 Norwick road NW, shown in background, had just thrown the Fiisbee that Cocoa is catching.
Ford Helps Dispel Gloom
Job Discrimination by 'Alphabet'
FORT WARTH Thy aa lAPilrvt thrvcp frnm ITpmnrrat« and I^VIIiWWl K
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP)jed the** from Democrats and I — The offices of at least 19 Republicans alike,
congressmen and a senator Among the examples cited by
; practice discriminatory hiring the newspaper were the follow-
;in their Washington offices, the ing:
I Fort Worth Star-Telegram said in a copyright story in its Sun-! day editions.
LOS ANGELES which
“no southern accents, white “cleared a city block" rock-
only.” cd downtown Los Angeles Sat-
Rep. Leggett (D-Calif.) sought urday night and ignited a major
Rep. Boland (D-Mass.), through an assistant last au- Gazette Leased W ires tumn sought, a stenographer,!
Congressmen identified in the:n°tin8 the applicant must have J explosion story angrily denied the charge “no southern accents,
Saturday night, calling it vi-| cions, asinine and stupid.
The newspaper said legisla- a secreta7 f,or his adminutra- fire. Authorities said it may
jtors acquire office help and as- "v<> ****"• specifying no have been the work o Isaac
sistants through the Office of | mir«rlt7: , „ tnm Ras™' ‘he s°-callcd alphabet
I Placement and Office Manage- The *>"»*'•
ment, an administrative clear-11' energy requested a (Jerk Fjre Cap( Bj|| wedge worth ing house where secretaries and s,enographor air \ nice oo . ..j, ]iH)gs |j|,c a bomb. We
other office help make initial 1 0 b, XT v can t saY definitely but it
• contact for prospective jobs ,,RcP; Plke ,D',N Y,' °,n looks like a bomb.”
_ .j . 13 asked for a female clerk typ-
Those considered qualified ^ “no minorities.” The explosion occurred in an
, are sent to congressional offices ^ Thomson (R-Wis ) asked industrial warehouse zone on
! for further interviews. ^ | the east side of the downtown
But, the newspaper said, doc-; (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) uments show many job hunters!”"
I are short-circuited from the be-; ginning because of individual;
J employe preferences expressed Ion a “job order” form filed with j the. clearing house by legisla-l I tors.
At least 19 U. S. represent- By United Press International atives and a senator have filled
area. There were no immediate reports of any deaths. The fire i department said four persons were known injured, f X I **^'s suPP°sed ‘to have cleared
V-/7 I TUC© Uy a city block,” a police desk of-
ficer said. He said it could have been Rasim’s work because, “according to his statements, his next bombing would begin
.with the letter ‘I* and the site of
out such job order forms with L Turk,ish ,forcas lhe explosion was an industrial
notations such as “no minor!- na‘T I ^ area”
lies” or “no Catholics.” thc|a/id«e.ov" “k,"f ,'h„e "We have a 500.foot-by-500-
of Pyroi south of the Cyprus building completely wiped capital of Nicosia Saturday in QU^ pour buildings jn the imme-one of 12 alleged cease-fire ! diate area are on fire,” a fire Jlations on the strife-torn Med!- spoilsman said.
newspaper said. It said Rep. Haley (D-Fla.) filled out a form with “only a white girl. Pref. I Floridians.” “White” was un derline'*
Informed of the hiring policies, a senior justice department most
Turkish Defense Minister Ha j san Esat Isik told newsmen in
“Giant Ball of Fire”
A fire department spokesman
official” termed' it “the|*nk*r* that the 40.000-man!dcscribcd thc explosion as "a
incredible, grossest ox-!T,u, k'sh,J"™!'0" far“' ,whl^, giant ball of fire as big as a 10-
amplc of overt discrimination"!5 Ice 0 a lrf(° • 0 story building.
in a three-day offensive ending Mike Martin. 31, was driving
he had seen.
Two requests specifying tm-footed' NateiWfire wanted racial categories have recently been filed with the job placement office by two Texas Democrats — Reps. Roberts of McKinney and Young of Corpus Christi, the newspaper said.
Friday, “will fully abide by the a truc^ two blocks away. He
said, “it shattered all the win-But the Greek Cypriot-domi-; dows and shook like somebody nated Cyprus government listed dropped a bomb next to you.”
12 separate Turkish truce vio- A witness at the Los Angeles lations across the island and Coliseum, where a National said President Glafkos Cleridos Football League game was be-
Other such recent requests .tjons., to (he v N ,n protest. have come from the offices of
had made “strong representa-| ing played, described the explosion as “gigantic.”
Sen. Scott iR-Va ); Rep. Gilman (D-Ore.); and Rep. Froehlich (R-Wis.), a member of the house judiciary committee.
"It looked like a miniature
atomic bomb,” he said. “We
An emergency committee of I saw the explosion then, seconds
representatives from the Cyprus later, heard it. It was spectacu-
government and international lar.”
When asked about tho work ancj local Red Cross organiza- The coliseum is about six miles forms, most of the senior assis-|ti0ns asked Red Cross head-!from where police located the (ants who had called in the tquar*ters in Geneva for 50 tons blast,
orders said they knew nothing,protein-rich food for an esti-
of such discriminatory prefer- | mated 100.000 Greek Cypriot
ences. irefugees driven from their
“Not Mv Policy”
Looting was reported in the area following the blast. “Loot-
Poll: 46% Saw Depression
homes by the Turkish advances ing is a major probiem at this Stephanie Solari, legislative of the past weeks. The refugees j point,” a police spokesman said, assistant to Froehlich, acknow I! account for about one-fifth of Some 45 city police units were I edged her office wanted no min-'the entire Greek Cypriot popu- put on “tactical alert,” a stand-jorities, the newspaper said. |lation.
“It's not my policy,” she was
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On Day He Resig. Nixon
Added Papers Restrictions
v York Times Service
VASHINGTON - On the day ’hard Nixon announced his en!ion to resign the prosily, he also wrote a letter tinging the terms of his gift of prc-presidential papers to I National Archives rho letter, addressed to Ar-ir Sampson, administrator of I General Services Ariminis-ition, which runs the arises, provided that no one )uld have access to Nixon s pers until Jan, I, 1985, with-t his personal permission ^ixon originally donated thc pers with a stipulation that •ess to them would be reseed only so long as he was evident.
rhe change of dale affects Hi of the gifts of pre-presiden-1 papers that he has previous-
rhe first group of papers were
donated in 1968, after Nixon was! elected President but before he took office, and the validity of, the gift or the tax deduction taken for it has not been the! subject of any formal legal challenge.
The second was a much larger gift, and the tax deductions of more than $400,000 that Nixon claimed were disallowed by the Internal Revenue Her-1 vice and the possibility that fraud was involved in arranging the tax deduction has been referred for investigation to the special Watergate prosecutor, lyon Jaworski.
There appeared to be only a slim likelihood that the tax status of the papers would be [affected by Nixon’s attempt to; postpone the date when scholars! and others could have access to them
New York Times Service
NEW YORK — Nearly half of the adults questioned in a nationwide survey have despaired of the nation’s economy and believe the country is headed for a depression, according to a Gallup Poll taken two weeks ago and released Saturday.
However, a wellspring of hope, based largely on President Ford’s stated desire to curb intlation, emerged during a series of interviews conducted this week by the New York Times.
“I feel new hope, not because it’s Gerald Ford “ I don’t really know much about him —- but because it’s a new President,” said Anne Montgomery, a 27-year-old Detroit secretary. “Whenever there is a change, everyone expects things to get better.”
Few of the consumers, students, business men or housewives interviewed in 14 cities around the country offered any specific suggestions for stemming inflation, but many said they felt Ford might make headway.
“Nixon was a lone* wolf back in the corner somewhere,
and he didn’t have congress’ support or the confidence of the American people," said Walt Broom, 59, an Illinois stockbroker. “That’s the one thing this country is built on — eontidence.”
Many adopted a wait-and-see attitude. “I’ve heard ♦'lese speeches before," said Fred Wilson. 26. a Miami hospital employe. “I won’t believe anything until I see the results.”
The Gallup Poll was taken Aug 2-5. President Nixon resigned Aug. 8. and the New York Times interviews were conducted the following week.
The Gallup Poll found that 46 percent of those surveyed believed the nation was headed toward a depression such as the one experienced in the 1930s. It also found til at 68 percent of the public believed the economic situation in the U. S. would worsen over the next six months. Only 13 percent thought it would get better.
Many of those interviewed by the Times made it clear that the ray of light they saw from Washington was based
Turkish army chief of staff Earlier a man claiming lo be quoted as saying. “And it’s not Gen. Semih Sancar said in An-!the “alphabet bomber" teethe congressman’s policy. It’s kara that Turkish troops suf-'phoned the Los Angeles Herald-argely on faith at this point. J1151 because of the feeling of fered 250 killed and 550 wound-1 Examiner on Saturday and said
“I don’t feel he’ll do bet- some of the people in the office
whom we don’t want to lose.
Senior officials on the staffs or 17 of 20 congressional offices! I contacted by the newspaper!
[said they had no blacks or other I minorities represented among!
give the economy the atten- emP*°>teflon thev felt it deserved. Job <)rders generally are tele-J
Others were critical of Nix- I phoned to the placement office on’s performance.
Horace Hildreth, 42, a
ter,” said Clara Richardson, a 50-year-old clerk at a store in Tempe, Ariz. “I just hope he’ll do better.”
Some Americans said they thought Ford would' at least
mtion to the eco- on July 16 personally requested <lbout ^ boats on the lake, the Busing ’ms.” an administrative aide specify- ;inlss?u,11 Ti l f L1??0! Record
’ lu> KaH\r Imkn n MuKlaW It Record
Maine attorney, said should have better than his predecessor in fighting inflation “because he is free from the Watergate business. and will be able to give his full attention nomic probk
“Ford recognizes his limitations, but is intelligent enough to seek and accept opinion and advice,” said Charles Schaefer, a retired General Electric employe from Westport, Conn.
Generally, the people interviewed voiced a sense of helplessness in reversing the trend toward ever-higher inflation. Many said the prob-
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where interviewers fill out the forms, the newspaper said.
It reported that in most cases the orders are given by senior staff members but occasionally a congressman calls in the job order personally.
A source in thc placement office said Rep. Randall iD-Mo.)
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Kansas-Missouri Storms Kill Four
KANSAS CITY (AP) - At least four persons were killed as
a wide front of thunderstorms packing winds up to 90 miles an hour ripped across northeast Kansas and southwest Missouri Saturday.
One person drowned when winds destroyed the Stockton state park marina near Stock-; ton, Mo., and sunk or damaged
Today s Index
ing “no minority.”
he body of John O. Nyblad, 16, of Kansas City, way recovered. Farther south, near Pierce
The 28 forms, which listed dis- City, Mo., the windstorm top-criminatory preferences, includ- pled a huge tree onto a car on
Missouri 37, killing the occupants, Martha Green, 33, and her 16-year-old son, Bobby Lee,
I of Pierce City.
A death was attributed to the; storm near Manhattan, Kan., where Floyd Myers, 62, was: electrocuted by a broken power! I line at his home.
People will gamble on almost anything. Many of them are saving money now’ on the chance that it may be valuable someday. copvriaht
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