Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 31, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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VOLUME 92—NUMBER 358
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, TUESDAY, DEC. 31, 1974
ASSOC IATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMESWATERGATE JURY NOT RUSHING
High School Sniper Kills '***
OLEAN, N Y. (AP) - An honor student who was one of the best marksmen on his r
high school rifle team was ar- JMHHHj
raigned Tuesday on three murder charges in the sniper shooting deaths of three persons at Olean high school. PyfH Eleven persons were injured
Anthony Barbaro, 17, a senior. was captured Monday afternoon after police stormed a room on the school’s third
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floor. The youth, lying on the floor abd wearing an appar-cntly defective gas mask, was not injured but was overcome by police tear gas, police said.
A National guard tank had been sent to the school to help in the removal of the injured during the bloody two-hour shooting rampage by the son of a manufacturing firm executive. Authorities said they did not know why the youth opened fire.
Classes were in recess for the holidays, but several pupils and school employes were in the building at the time.
Shot to death were Mrs.
Carmen Wright. 25. who was riding by the school in a car;
Neal Pilon, 58, a gas company meter reader who was gunned down on the street; and school custodian Earl Metcalf, 62. Trt tjr_ _ _
who was shot inside the ^ ‘N'LA'iON HEDGE — Senator James Buckley of New York holds
school. three gold wafers he bought at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday as it became legal to
Most of the wounded were purchase the precious metal. He bought it from a New York City firm. (More
firefighters responding to a i . . . . ' '
report of a tire at the achoo! Pho,os on Plc,ure P°9e>
One of them, Herbert Elmore,
was reported in serious condi- » a . ■% a a •
“ Few Americans Buy Bullion
Dean Testimony on CIA Spying Recalled
Hon Trophies NEW YOKE (AP) - The
... , „ . . , . .... , nation’s banker, and brokers
School Principal Louis Mcol wm, han<m a |(((
said the youth ranked eighth tions frum thl, puhhc t)ut few
in his class seholastieally and Americans were buying gold had no disc ipline problem TueMU „„ th(, flnt da ()f
whatever Moi desenbed , ownership in 41 years
Barbara as quiet, more of a „ (.untregt ,.x.
!.r “I? * Changes dealing rn contracts
g,«Kl shot on he ri Ie team f()r |ulur, de„ of
As a matter of fact, he , a„ unusua||
won a couple « trophies in „ Mhl(h s|0XM.d
match meets, the principal as the day wore on
sa* . . ~ . . At the International Mono-
Mrs. Joseph Lade who Markrt „f the chicago
lives near the school, said that MercuU|e Kx,hani;t, a upon hearing gunfire, she k,.sman ^ 674 cim,racte
ra( ronl her h«nw and saw wer, traded ,h(. ,lrst :lll
a man lying on the ground lht. bugted ,ip,,mni!
He was hit rn the hac k f()r ^ (.UInm,Kjlt ,hal she said He staggered. exthan -8 hlstorv
eying to get away. Then a Contracts for delivery of IOU
fireman tried to help him tn(y ounces ,lanuan were
,K. S 1Jre,na?sWa? selling there for SIMM per
the shoulder. The first man ounce Contracts for delivery slumped and he didn t move |n Mr 1975 hl| $205 Ml again, Mrs Lade said
The dead man was Piton HW Itouse
Eire Reported “It’* a wild house* here,’ a
^ „ spokesman at the New York
Richard Krott. the schooLI y|ercamlk. Exchange said head custodian, said the shoot- ,975 ix)ntracts
mgs hogan als,ut 3 p m He a| $lw troy 0U[M.e
and his 12-man crew were in (|(1 |h(. New Yurk M,.rcantllc.
the school doing n.utme main- and a, |lw) 5,, a, ,h). Commod.
tenance when a school secre- . Kx(h . tary told him there was a fire
on the third floor. ()n the Men ant He, con-
He said he and his men lnK‘tt> are f"r 0IK‘ kilogram
rushed to the floor and found ®*Ml ounces. On the ^Olathe hallway was filled with "“^ity Exchange contrails
smoke He said that shots ar(* for m tro> *****
were fired and he and his men opening price, one Mer-
fled. He said Metcalf, a cus- *wu,d
todian at Olean High for 27 about $8,237. One Commodity
years, failed to return with the Exchange contract at the
libers $189 5(1 price would cost $18.*
Metcalf, who had been shot ^
At Merill Lynch, Pierce,
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York the nations largest
Y a » j J brokerage, a spokesman said
I OOOy S moex there appeared to tie “widespread interest” in futures
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Deaths.................................3 including jewelers and den-
Edltorial leatsres................I |ls^s with experience in the
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Ms* to*...............................H a \tt»rrii| Lynch office in
..............................Providence, RL, however,
bpt ria............................IIH commodities specialist Charlie
MU*...................................ll S4»dlak said, "People aren t
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Mail Ads.......................18-21 purchase gold It s no land
rush business The inquiries have been good, but purchases have been low.”
After reaching record peaks, prices began to decline Monday, with prices dropping sharply Tuesday on the European bullion market as dealers in Zurich and London awaited returns from gold dealing in the U S
In london, the price was fixed for this morning’s trading by the five major bullion dealers at $187.5(1 an ounce, more than $10 Mow Monday’s record opening quote of $198 and well below Monday’s closing price of $192 50
In New York. Sen. Buckley was among the early bird purchasers, buying 2Vi ounce* at ll OI p m CUT.
Speculation Is Feared in Early Iowa Gold Sales
By ( harks Roberts
DES MOINES (AP) - (told went on sale in Iowa Tuesday amid fears in some quarters that speculation will keynote transactions in the early days of private ownership.
The question remains in some minds, notably that of State Banking Supt. Cecil W. Dunn, about why congress felt it would be good to open gold to private ownership.
”Nt ttf has answered the question, as far as I know, about why congress felt private ownership should be allowed," Dunn said.
Technically, no Iowa banks will be gold dealers, but Iowans can buy gold at many of the banks.
Dunn said a survey showed none of about 50 Iowa banks that belong to the federal reserve system will ta* dealers in gold.
But indications are some will have gold for sale as agents for other dealers
tor instance, a bank in Des Moines can sell gold as aa agent for the Republic Nation al bank in New York or the (outinentol Illinois National bank in Chicago, two prime suppliers, or actual dealers, ta gold.
Iowa law allows state-chartered banks to buy and sell coins and bullion, said Dunn, but “I don’t think EDIC (Fed-
W ASH INT »T()N (AP) - The White House under former President Richard M Nixon received reports on demonstrators and radicals from the Central Intelligence Agency, according to a sworn statement by former presidential counsel John W. Dean III
"It was approximately one month after I arrived at the White House that I was informed about the project that had M*n going on before I arrived to restructure the government’s intelligence gathering capabilities vis-a-vis demonstrators and domestic radicals,” Dean has testified under oath
The former White House counsel, who was the first insider to accuse* Nixon rn the Watergate cover-up, told a congressional committee that after tho new system was set up, “My office . . . received regular intelligence reports regarding demonstrators and radical groups from the FBI and on some occasions from the CIA "
Meantime, The Associated Press obtained access to a partial transcript of closed-door congressional testimony in which convicted Watergate burglar E. Howard Hunt, jr., said he was head of covert operations for a CIA unit linked in published reports to domestic spying
Over ft,m Files
And the Los Angeles Times reported today that a 50-page report from CIA Director William E. Colby to President Ford substantiates allegations that the agency engaged in some illegal spying on U S. citizens.
The Times quoted a government source* as saying Colby’s report shows the CIA kept records on more than 9,(881 Americans and conducted at least three illegal entries.
Three domestic breakins on behalf of the CIA were revealed last June at the trial of
the White House* plumbers by Daniel Schultz, defense attorney for Bernard Barker. In his opening statement, Schultz said that Barker, also convicted in the Watergate breakin, conducted two entries in Miami in support of (TA operations as well as a practice breakin at New York’s Radio City Music Hall as part of his (TA training.
Appearing before the Senate Watergate Committee on June 25, 1973, Dean said in his mar-
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No Name’ Illness Hits Hard in C.R.
By Dale Kueter
There is a lot of it going around, but it apparently has no specific name.
But, to quote one pharmacist, “It has really hit the town We haven’t seen so many people since the Bong Kong flu was here.”
Ind<*ed, a check with several pharmacies revealed that some have a low supply of the antibiotics and cough syrups being prescribed by physicians
They quickly pointed out that no emergency is involved, that it is simply a "stocking problem We have a warehouse here, so there is no danger of running out,” one druggist noted.
Doctors describe the influ-enza-like illness as “viral infections of various kinds.” One said Monday was the busiest day in his office he can remember.
"It is attacking in different ways,” one physician said.
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Too Much Holiday Spirits? Call Police for Ride Home
If some one at your party has a few too many tonight and shouldn’t drive home, Safety Commissioner James Steinbeck says you should call a police officer”
To take the drinker home, not to arrest him “If someone feels they’ve had a drink or two too many, the officers will sec* they get home safely,” Steinbeck said, adding there will tx* “no strings attache,” the* person who calls for a ride won’t tx* arrested for intoxication
Stoisbeck said the idea has been tried la other cities. He said he and Police Chief Wallace LaPeters have discnssed it several times, and they decided to try it this year when the weather turned bad Tnesday morning
The combination of alcohol and slippery streets could lead to tragedy, he said.
What about people who decide not to try the service and drive, instead — will thy receive special consideration?
“Those people are in trouble,” Steinbeck said. “We’re giving them the option of NOT doing that.’’
The safety commissioner, who will be working with pol ice officers Tnesday Bight, said the experiment should aid in other ways besides getting wobbly people home safely.
“It could be a conversation piece at a party ,” he said of the service. "It puts people in mind of the fact they’re drinking and maybe they shouldn't try to drive ”
The number to call for a ride is 398 5242
Carr Gives Senate Hold To Demos
By Frank Nye
For the second time in ll years, Democrats will control the Iowa legislature in 1975 as the result of the special election victory Monday for a pivotal state senate seat in the 10th district, located in the city of Dubuque.
Party leaders were jubilant as Democrat Robert Carr’s 6,-273 to 4,269 win over Republican James Esmoil gave them a paper-thin two-vote margin in the 50-member state senate — 26 to 24
Democrats had won control of the Iowa house in the general election last Nov. 5. But their final margin — which turned out to be (8) to 40 — awaited the outcome of two races for state representative in Monday’s special election.
The two parties split those races with Democrat Tom Jo
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Whistling-in-the-Dark New Year’s Eve
By The Assaciatrd Press
New Year’s eve this year has a whistling-in-the-dark quality about it.
“Things are bad," said a maitre d' at one of San Francisco's MUT hotels, "No one knows what s going to happen next.”
However, a big night was expiated there at prices ranging from $40 to $55 a person for dinner, dancing, favors and entertainment atop Nob Hill and elsewhere.
Not all is frivolity, however. A college-age group from the First Christian Reformed Church in Salt I .ake (Tty plans a midnight candlelight service
“In this time of uncertainty.
we Mieve it’s best to begin the* New Year on the firm foundation of (ox!." said a spokesman
- bis Angeles was preparing for its annual Rose Bowl festivities,
Boredom was the iimhkI of Miami Beach socialite Mrs I jester Moshcon as she prepared to usher in the New Year. She* declared
‘Tining out is the price you pay when you have friends. Slaying home alone with the family is utopia The last three New Year’s eves I rec all as not being much fun. We were all so determined to have a good time It’s such a silly thing”
A downtown Honolulu street
wilt tx* blocked oil tor an outdoor dance.
High schixil senior Robert Howell expec ts to welcome the New Year on ice skates at Decatur, Ala lie's been spinning around since early Saturday in quest of a world endurance record Although he hoped to break the record late Tuesday afternoon, he planned to continue skating until midnight
More Americans may stay close* to home than usual. American Airlines and United Air Lines said holiday txxik-ings were down about 12 per cent Said a Manhattan travel agent
"Its very, very stow this year. People are still going to Miami and San Juan but, compared with the past, not
as many. People say they just can’t afford lo go . . . People are shopping around more to save money. ‘Do you have something cheap for me?* We get calls like that every day.”
In New York, a Greenwich Village night club planned what it billc*d as the earliest and longest New Year’s eve party rn the city’s history', starting at Kl 30 a iii and continuing until 6 a rn. Wed nos day
There ll tx* Mly dancers, singers, bands, dancing wait ers ( hampagne will flow and merrymakers will he provided with hats arid noisemakers All daytime proceeds will go to the Muscular Dystrophy Assn
chum defeating Republican Donna Kann, 2,824 to 1,319, in The 19th district, while Republican Tom Tauke turned the tables on Democrat Joe Sullivan. 3,286 to 2.805, in the 20th
luist Demo ( onlroi
The 19th and 20th districts make up the 10th senatorial district.
last time Demixrats con trolled the Iowa legislator* was in 1965-67, following the re-election victory of President Lyndon Johnson. Democrat. over U.S. Sen. Barry Go Id water, Republican
In those years, Democrats controlled the senate, 34 to 25, and the house, 101 to 23. The senate had 59 members and the house 124 as the result of reapportionment shifts
Before 1965-67, one has to go all the way back to 1935-37 to find an Iowa legislature that was controlled by the Democrats — 28 to 22 in the senate, 58 to 50 in the house
Although this will bt* only the third time in 41 years that there’ll be more Democrats than Republicans in txith houses of the legislature, it will Im* the first time in that jhthkI that Democratic-control led legislatures have served with a Republican governor — Robert Ray.
With Hun hrs
In 1965-87. the Democratic legislature served with Gov. Harold Hughes, a Democrat. The 1933-35, Democratic legislature served with Gov. Clyde Herring, a Democrat.
The special election to fill the three legislative vacancies was set last month by Ray.
The vacancy in the 19th rep rcsentative district was left by the death of Rep. Joseph Clark (D-Dubuque).
The vacancy in the 20th district was left when Carr, who won re-election to the Iowa house for a second term Nov 5, resigntd to become a candi-
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Today 's Chuckle
Wouldst it tx* great to retire and not tell your wife?
One-by-One Weighing of Counts Seen
WASHINGTON (AP) - The jury in the Watergate cover-up trial has given indications it will not rush to judgment in its assigned mission to “ascertain the truth.”
Dashing any expectations of a quick verdict, the jury’s first major request after receiving the case Monday was for transcripts, some of it from the earliest stages of the three-month-old trial.
“We d be trying this case all over again,” said U.S. District Judge John Sirica as he turned down the request.
Defendants John Mitchell, ILK. Ilaldeman, John Ehrlich-man, Robert Mardian and Kenneth Parkinson remained in the courthouse while the jury was weighing their fate.
Providing the jury with transcripts was out of the quesion because the trial record contains bench conferences and testimony taken out of the jury’s hearing, Sirica said.
An alternative would tx* to have the testimony read in open court but “if I were to grant this request, it would take approximately three weeks,” the judge said
“It would he almost impossible,” Sirica said, noting that there might tx* other such re-qu»*sts “There would be a state of confusion, we’d be trying this case all over again.”
Nine of the jurors are in their 50s and 60s and they have indicated in the past that a normal working day was enough. On Monday, the jurors sent the judge a note saying they wanted to quit for the day at 6 p m
Ts Wark New Year’s
By the time they were going back to their hotel Monday night the jurors had deliberated a few minutes short of four hours They were to work on New Year’s day if there was no verdict by quitting time Tuesday.
For as long as they are deliberating. the jurors will tx* permittHi no alcoholic beverage, no television, no telephone calls except for family emergencies, no newspapers, no organized recreation or entertainment and no sending or receiving letters.
John Hoffar, a 57-year-old retired U S Park Service policeman, was chosen as foreman He is one of three men \ on the jury.
He told the judge in a note that the jury wanted to see the transcripts of Mitchell s testimony, which lasted 2*£ days.
He also asked for Iran scripts of the testimony of John Dean, Frederick laiKue and Jeb Magruder. I R an alone s|x*nt four days tin the witness stand A third request was for Mitchell’s testimony before
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Ashland Oil Is Fined $25,000
WASHINGTON (Al*) -
Watergate pro si Tutors say Ashland Oil Inc. concealed for more than a year its illegal political donations to Democratic Chairman Robert Strauss, Sens. Hubert IL Humphrey and John (J Tower and others
Ashland, insisting that the corporate cover-up was unintentional. pied guilty to a five-count indictment Monday and was fined the maximum $25.(88)
A spokesman for the Kentucky based firm said Ashland could have fought the (-barges but decide lo plead guilty to avoid a long court bauk*