Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 13, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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VOLUME 92 NUMBER 4
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SUNDAY, .JANUARY 13, 1074
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Oil Profits J aw or ski: Would Give
Jury Nixon Evidence
Top Target Of O'Neill
WASHINGTON (AP) -Congress will act early this year on legislation to limit ex- bent President cess profits generated by soar-j Taking a much
WASHINGTON (UPI) — Spe- The White House declined to rial Watergate Prosecutor Leon comment on Jaworski’s state-Jaworski said Saturday he will ment. An aide said the White present any incriminating evi- House already had explained in dence about President Nixon to court briefs its position (hat the the grand jury without waiting President cannot be indicted for a final ruling on whether it until he is impeached and con-is possible to indict an incum- victed by the senate.
Jaworski also said: more aggros- Although the White House so
ing petroleum product prices. ;sjVe public stance than his pre-1 far has turned over every tape House Majority Leader Thomas decessor Archibald Cox - and document it has found that O Neill (D-Mass.) says. whom Nixon fired in October — Jaworski requested, “Nothing
O’Neill said in a statement Jaworski told reporters at his was handed me on a silver plat-Saturday there may also be first formal news briefing: ter . . . They haven’t volun-
legislation lowering the 22 per- “If I came across something leered anything.” cent depletion allowance oil involving the President, I would He will not give to the house companies now may take on feel an obligation to present it judiciary committee’s impeach-
the value of their production. to the grand jury.”
Meanwhile, Sen. Walter Mon- Indictment?
dale (D-Minn.) announced plans Jaworski was asked if hp
Saturday to seek creation of a select senate panel similar to the senate Watergate committee to seek answers to “a host of strange and still unanswered questions” about the energy crisis.
would permit an indictment to be handed down against the President and then let the I courts decide whether there was legal grounds for doing so.
“Yes, it’s conceivable,” he said, adding that the same applied to the possibility of naming Nixon as an unindicted co
“Congressmen all over the jng Nixon U. S. are hearing from their conspirator, constituents that the energy “i’m under no personal re-crisis is their biggest w o rry |straints of any kind,” he said. ...” O’Neill said. “Action will -j can arrive at my own judg-come on several fronts early in|ment.” the session, and the house leadership stands ready to program the legislation for the floor as soon as the bills are ready.”
Congress adjourned Dec. 22 until Jan. 21 without completing action on an overall emergency energy bill that would grant the President extensive regula-
Ervin Might Settle For Dean Tapes
CHARLOTTE, NC. (AP) -
ment investigation White House material that he receives, and cautioned the senate Watergate committee against release of any report that might jeopardize the prosecution.
Although he did not offer a “deal” to John Ehrlichman. Nixon's former No. 2 aide, last Thursday there was some preliminary plea bargaining with Ehrlichman’s attorney.
He has made no changes in the staff of 78, including 37 lawyers, he inherited from Cox, and he is sticking by his Dec. 31 statement that indictments may be forthcoming in January or February.
“Any report that I am being held hostage by the staff is absolute poppycock,” Jaworski said. “At my age and place in life, it is somewhat foolish to suggest that I would even permit myself to be put in that position.”
Jaworski. 68, of Houston, past
A helmeted West German policeman aims a vigorous Icicle at a demonstrator during violent clashes Saturday between police and protesters along the Zeil, Frankfurt’s main shopping street. The demonstration, called by the Confederation of Iran Student s, was held to protest the policies of the Shah of Iran. Authorities used truncheons and water cannons to disperse the demonstrators.
American Bar Assn., sat at a tapes of conversa- conference table for separate to avoid rationing, lions involving John Dean, the balf-hour briefings with several
Soviets, New Left Still Worry FBI
mnhnHtv^rf irnrv*UC^n^ Senator Sam Ervin said Satur- president of the American Col-
authonty to impose gasoline ra-;day if the white House would lege of Tnal Lawyers
nulling. gjve the senate Watergate corn
ific administration has said mittee five tapes of it will try
but would impose it as a last rommit’tee’ might brins its in-,"eyen" WASHINGTON (API - Soviet released two more internal revolution in America and calHrenusts
step if other measures failed to vestigation “to a speedy end." . visitors, black extremists and mcmos ^borating on the ratio-for the defeat of the United Brennan wrote in April, 1971.
bring consumption in line with In a further indication that "(.’nrtnllu8 u!' ^r^k^i New Left movement present na^e ^or ^^criirtelligence^pro-‘States in Vietnam .. .” Prof>rams
supply. | ‘ ‘
House and senate conferee
Ervin is willing to compromise “Fortunately Mr. (Robert)”"'*';";....... j grams against the New Left, ~ ~.....variety of sensitive intelligence
wilh he While House im his Kork 1 former acting attorney » continuing and perhaps grow- ,,ndcd |97l „y |he late KB, Lchomg Brennans language, „c.hnlqucs and disruptlvc activ.
committee's subpoena of hun-*cn*raI who hired Jaworskiijmg threat to the nation e inter-iD,reCtor J. Edgar Hoover three Hoover then messaged field of- Hies.”
id reds ot other tape ments,
jocrat expressed sire for the five j involving Dean, White If
deadlocked over provisions of the bill, especially a house-approved provision to limit windfall profits of oil companies.
O Neill said he expects early resolution of the differences. *
One possible solution being tapes) hadn’t been doctored, iseussed by key members dur-,there were no gaps in them. I'd
and docu- sPe,lcd (,ut verY dearly our na! security, the FBI says in
the North Carolina l)em-;r*8«l again his de- 'dent
conversations: ,Cu uu **“ the former intend to.” Jaworski said
after he had initiated ficeS 10 ,aunch operations “to
expose, disrupt and otherwise neutralize” the New Left movement.
mg the recess would eliminate be inclined to say that we bring for a felony Saxbe also said he the profit-limiting provisions of the hearing
_ . 0_ to a speedy end,”
the energy bill and attack the Ervin said in an interview with problem through separate legis- WBTV-TV. The interview was lation. taped in the little community of
The depiction allowance, Troutman, where Ervin appear-which permits the charging off cd af the dedication of a furni-against profits of a proportion of ture plant, the value of oil and other miner- “According to the testimony als extracted from the ground, cf John Dean, these five tapes has long been a prime target of • will reveal whether or not those, in and out of congress. John Dean testified truthfully who seek to close what they before the committee when he term loopholes in the present testified that these conversa-
revenue code. lions indicated that President
“Confused. Angry” Nlxon had knowing** of lh(‘ ». . . ., *. Watergate cover-up,” Ervin said
Mondale said the public was viondnv
‘confused and angry” about
how fuel shortages could have
developed so quickly, and even
whether the ii isis is real or con- reports that the White
House would oppose any attic would introduce tempt to win senate approval
legislation when congress re- for a continuation of the com* turns Jan 21 to establish a mittee
senate select committee on en erg\ shortage: with the ame /
authority as the Watergate Impeachment panel, “not to assign blame but rather to get all the facts - and
to investigate the Pres-1 new report.
and we’re not holding! The agency also disclosed that A May. 1968. memo from C D.
On anything and we don t *t has purged its files of millions j^poonan then an assistant FBI
of obsolete fingerprint records, djrector says: ' Targets
“Our nation is undergoing an In the counterintelligence pro-era of disruption and violence grams, the targets, in addition caused to a large extent by to the New Left, included various individuals generally)“white hate groups,” the Social-connected with the New Ixft.'ist Workers party, the Commu-In a separate action, the FBI Some of these activists urge)nisi party USA. and black ex
Atty. Gen. William Saxbe said including those of some 9000 in (Dean T riday in his first news confer- dividuals arrested during the
we found thev ,
once that he does not believe a 1971 May Day demonstration in
President ran be indicted, even ^ ashington
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Linn Jail Outwardly Deceiving
The Watergate committee is hie to go out of existence in ate February, and there have
legislation defile American with the pro-
then to propose signed to provide consuming public tection it deserves.”
Mondale said “There are a host of strange and still unanswered questions about our present energy predicament that
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Money can’t buy love But it can put you iii a very pleasant bargaining position.
Foes Hold House Edge
WASHINGTON (APi The
National Observer reports that a |Kill «f 377 members of the house on impeachment of President Nixon shows 37 percent saying no or leaning toward no 21 percent yes or leaning toward yes and 42 percent undecided.
The breakdown showed 141, including 93 Republicans and 48 Democrats, in the no column;; 78. including a Republicans and 73 Democrats rn the yes column, and 158. including 61 Republicans. % Democrats and one iii dependent, undecided
fEditor’s Note: This is the first in (i series of stones examining conditions at the I,inn county iud, operations of the jail and sheriff’s office; handling of prisoners. and alternate methods of m-ca/cerat ion.)
By Dale Kueter
A tour of the Linn county jail will quickly alter anyone’s desire to mix it up with the
lf everyone could make a personal inspection of the local lockup, it might be the most significant deterrent to crime in the county.
No jail is a delightful residence, and there certainly is no island charm evident at the 50-year-old Linn county jail These are my conclusions alter a day in the place The Linn county jail s ordinary exterior appearance* is deceiving Inside, there are dirty cement floors, filthy stools and wash basin areas There are smelly mattresses and pillows There are dirty and paint-peeling shower stalls There are inadequate quarters for intoxicated persons or those mentally iii
There are maggots around the base of stools where water is seeping. There are rusted
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pipes and dilapidated plumbing. There is a place where bricks can be easily pulled out of a wall. and prisoners claim they could escape in short order if they wanted to.
There are reaches. Prisoners w ho sleep in the basement say there arc rats Others who do not sleep in the basement, also say there are rats.
And in the summer, according to prisoners, there is op pressivc heat and the odor of flies and hugs which swarm through sorceress windows into electric insect exterminators.
There are no proponents of
the Linn county jail. It is a downright depressing place.
Even Sheriff Walter Grant, w h o maintains the Linn county jail is “one ol the better in the state.” admits, “It is not the most desirable place.”
You don't expect someone incarcerated at the Linn county jail to give it a rave review, but it would be difficult for anyone to find very much positive about the jail
However, there is one positive aspect the food. even though eating with a spoon can dull your appetite
standably, forks and knives are not part of the table setting A paper napkin would be nice.
The lunch menu on the day we visited: Fried potatoes
(big serving), two boiled eggs, green beans, two slices of bread and a bowl of peaches.
There are some complaints about the food. but not many One prisoner in an upstairs cell block defended the food “when you consider they feed on a mass basis Savoring lunch is somewhat mitigated when a prisoner claims that worms have been found in the fruit, “and one time a small snake came in with the bananas.’
The jail's dietitian said the worms and snake claims just are not true. She said there are complaints about the food, but she doesn t worry about it because “I’m convinced in my mind they ‘ire properly fed. The sheriff has been insistent on three good meals a day."
Running a jail is no easy job. One even wonders who would want to be sheriff Since it is an elective job, and a political one at that (Grant is a Democrat), those seeking to be sheriff have to spend
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Brennan called the programs ii success but said "it is felt they should now be discontinued
for security reasons because of
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Historic Cold Giving Way to Warming Trend
The South Sea breezes began moving into Eastern Iowa Saturday night, warming the tundra to a balmy four degrees below zero by IO p.m.
It had been an uphill battle all day, after a record 28 below had been recorded at the Cedar Rapids airport between 7 and 8 a rn. Saturday.
At 7 a rn. Saturday it was a minus 26. and an hour later it was a minus 23. In between, the new record was set four degrees colder than the previous record low established Jan. 12. 1912 The good news is that the high today is supposed to reach 20, and after slipping below zero again tonight, will become a melter in the high 20s Monday.
The extended forecast calls for more moderation with highs near 40 by Thursday Following is an hourly rundown on Saturday's bitter cold
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Gazette Leased Wires
JERUSALEM — Secretary of State Kissinger, hoping to quickly lay the foundation for agreement on disengagement of the Israeli and Egyptian armies,
I met for three hours Saturday night with Israeli leaders.
A U.S. official said Kissinger’s : meetings with President Anwar Sadat of Egypt on Friday and Saturday had given the American secretary of state fresh hopes of “crystal izing” an Egyptian-Israeli pact on disengagement of forces, perhaps within a week.
Kissinger, Foreign Minister Abba Khan and other Israeli jofficials met over dinner Saturday night. Kissinger said progress was made. He did not elaborate.
The Israelis and the Amcri-'eans set up a working committee of senior officials to continue technical discussions through the night. Kissinger retired after the long day of diplomacy in Cairo and Jerusalem.
He described his dinner talks with Israeli officials as “very full discussions, ami I believe very useful discussions in which considerable progress was made.”
Attending the working dinner were Eban, Defense Minister Moshe Dayan and Deputy Premier Yigal Allon. Earlier, Kissinger paid a courtesy call on Premier Golda Meir, who had to miss the talks because of a case of shingles, an illness which causes blisters.
The Israeli cabinet was to meet Sunday morning to hear reports on the talks.
Kissinger told newsmen he would have breakfast Sunday morning with Allon and that later the two sides would “review where we stand ”
He said the Israeli government is "in the process of clarifying its positions” and that he would see Mrs. Meir, Eban and Dayan again on Sunday.
Back to Egypt
An American official said Kissinger expects to return to Sadat in Aswan on Sunday with (he results of his Israeli talks. He rejected any suggestion that Kissinger was applying pressure to the Israelis.
The official, who declined to be identified, said Kissinger's .shuttle diplomacy between
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SECTION A I alc Newt I,J,Jo
City Hall Hold J
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Report Card ti
SECTION B Iowa New* MI
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Frank Ny#'* Political Nolo* 4
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Parade Metaline ,1*10
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