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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 31, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather— Cloudy tonight, chance of light snow. I-ow 5 to IO. ('lowly Friday, c Ii a ii <•of snow. High 20 to 25. VOLUME 92 NUMBER 22 CITY FINAL IO CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 1074 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES No Proof Dean Lied: Prosecutor ! WASHINGTON (AP)— An as sistant special Watergate prose*. ,    , tutor said in federal court I0 ^,0» truckers said they were ; Thursday that there is no ba .Us (Staying out of the state in fear I for believing that ousted White I of the violence and vandalism House counsel John I Jean lied whicNbhas marked a tracker under oath.    shutdown. We have no basis for believ- police said the unidentified mg Dean has committed perjury tru(.ker was killed when his rig in any proceeding,” Richard    22 about * miles west Trucker's Death Tied To Shutdown Violence By Associated Press    j    A    proposed    shutdown    by Pennsylvania authorities said truckers was off to a confused a truck driver was killed early start in Pennsylvania because Thursday after a large rocket uncertainty over when it was thrown through the wind-;wou^ start shield of his truck. On the edges    Trucks Stopped State police said about 150 Landing in Samoa; 10 Survivors PACO PAGO, American Samoa (UPI) — A Pan American World Airways 707 with 101 trucks were parked at the Peter .persons aboard caught fire Pan truck stop near Kuhnsville Thursday in flight and crashed in Lehigh county. About 50 in a violent thunderstorm, kill* trucks were parked at a stop on ing most of those aboard when U.S. highway 22 and others they were unable to flee the were parked along the road. | burning wreckage. There Davis said    _    “    —~— 7------ 7 1    ~    "    no    Witnesses    at    the Page Pago Wp wotild hav* no basis    (lf ./Beiltown, l>a. Authorities I raffle, police said. although    airp<irt on the Samoan Island we would nave no Dasis . . • s3|d a large rock was found in]there were reports of vandal-for bringing any charge of per- thc cab and Sg, John Hepkoism.    1    #l De80- Davis | sajd ..|t’s obvious to me some-1 Police said a gunshot was body threw it.” There were re added. Thc ing Dean as a government .wit-j "L ” ' ’] 7    a b , *u a ■ I rf    harassment    of    drivers    in ness at the trial of lomier pres- prosecutors intend call-|ports o[ rocklhrowing and oth(.r the (Continued. Page 3, Col. 3.) AP Wirephoto PRESIDENT NIXON is greeted by, from right, Senators Hugh Scott (R-Pa.), minority leader; Mike Mansfield (D-Mont.), majority leader, and James Eastland (D-Miss.) after delivering his State of the Union speech. Nixon: Year of Watergate Enough WASHINGTON (UPI) — Pres-]remain in the presidency de- congress for swift approval ofi“the chief ident Nixon declared that “onejspite inroads of the scandal oniemergency legislation, including leave from legacy I hope to the eight years of idenlial aide Dwight Chapin on charges of lying to a grand jury. First Denial Davis’ statement at a hearing on pretrial motions filed by Chapin was the first public statement from the office of special Watergate prosecutor Leon .Jaworski directly contra-j dieting reports from Capitol I Hill that the White House has evidence that Dean lied to the ! senate Watergate committee. I The former presidential coun-1 sel told the Watergate commit-i tee he believed President Nixon was aware of the Watergate] area prior to the incident. Four Youngstown, Ohio, food suppliers said their trucks] weren’t moving, preventing1 food deliveries to 450 area gro-| eery stores. Steelmakers there also said they were unable to! Famed Movie Tycoon Sam Goldwyn Dies Tutuila, midway between New Zealand and Hawaii, said 91 persons were killed, most of them burned to death when trapped inside the flaming plane. They said there were IO survivors. ship by truck.    I    LOS    ANGELES (AP) — Sa- A spokesman for Armco muel Goldwyn, the colorful, Po Steel said the firm was closing Iish immiKrant who its ptent at Washington Court House, south of Columbus, Ohio, Dr, Peter Vealee, medical director at the Pago Pago Medical Center, said “most of the dead fried in the plane.” Veales said the survivors jwere three women and seven men and that eight were in serious or worse condition with helped burns over 50 percent of their bodies and that several were not of a short: dustry and became its most in- expected to live. Two survivors dependent producer, died early were in ,air condition and able m. ,    to walk about. ur ay at 91.    j * u/*» ait tried to get out and year of Watergate is enough” in his administration. “I want you to know that I have no intention whatever o* walking away from the job that the people elected me to do.” the President said as his Republican supporters loudly applauded in the house chamber. Nixon also pledged to cooper-1 ate with the house judiciary committee’s impeachment m-iest standby authority for gasoline;my presidency.” rationing, to cope with long-    Budget    for *75 range shortages.    jn    a    sepaI-ate    22,000-word    doc- Predicting that the nationi ument. Nixon outlined IO major that the could “break the back of the energy crisis" in 1974 Nixon and djsc|osed ,hat also vowed to do everything in budget for tjsra| said recently he has seen White House transcripts he believed his State of the Union address and challenged congress instead to focus its attention on solving thc energy crisis and inflation. He vowed to remain in office. In a hard-hitting 45-minute speech to a joint session of President’s 10-point plan on page 27. congress and a broadcast audHaujry but jndjca[*ed tj,at he may Ingress but also dwelt heavily ence of millions of Americans #    4--------tI-----\nn tbe **tjifficujt period” thc The President appeared con fv chapin contends he consid legislative goals for this year the federal . ,    ,___      1975    would    I    contained    evidence    Dean    lied. his power to avoid gasoline ra-jtotaJ a record pM 4 biJJion Honing.    be sajd no new tax in- Economy    creases would be sought to He termed energy the “high- make up # for an expected $9 4 billion deficit for the year staring July I. indefinitely because age of trucks. The plant employs 565 persons.    „ I    J    We    all__^       .. Blocked Pumps    The    cause    of death was not jammed the exits,” one of the Groups of about 200 truckers *mmediately known, but Gold- two male survivors said. “I cover-up prior to March 21,1973,,blocked service station pumps bad had been hospitalized,managec| to get out over a wing the date Nixon said he first or parked at truck stops in sev- . an undisclosed ailment relate but most of those aboard did learned of it.    era! states as part of the pro-    writer    this    month.    not Senate Republican Leader test movement, and other Goldwyn* motion pictures in-, The pilot, Capt. Uroy Peter-Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania groups met to dec ide* what I..    1. \ears . Godson 0f saa Francisco, radioed co'tsc they would pursue. Lives, Wuthering Heights, J the Pago Pago control tower priority” problem facing Lawyer-Client? U.S. District Judge Gerhard Gesell scheduled a hearing for Feb. 15 to hear evidence on Chapin’s contention that Dean should not be permitted to testi- I mg foil -----  iv    i There was no clear indication how* widespread the shutdown    Medal    of    Freedom had become Thursday amidst j confusion over its timing. Some! Goldwvn had been secluded in and one of these was in progress when the plane hit 1,000 feet short of the runway. The aircraft was flight 806 .    ..    ..    ",    j    bis    Beverly    HilLs mansion since , _    w    «    .u„nA|11 ,ruc eIJialdii was T ,or ™ IMC when he suffered a stroke.|from Au<kland' N Z" t0 Honoll,■ Wednesday while others! night said it was to begin a. m.dn.ght | ■■    I**    w"h    a"    immediate    stop ident Nixon came to the Gold- WpHnpcHav nipht Nixon drama- refuse to turn over White House on HrTiiv    intention    ^documents and Watergate tapes economy is passing through.    jfident, ^although at times, neiered 1>an his iawyer when both on grounds of executive privi-l Inflation, he said, could be read his speech in a perfunctory j were working in the White lege    checked if congress cooperates    manner until    the last few min- House.    I "Ul 113 "««• p.cumcu ..    pr<bsent    the pro “There is    only one limits-; in holding down government    utes when he    ended his formal; Jacob Stein,    Chapin s lawyer,I w o u I d be nationwide    andidurer with    the Medal    of    Erection.” Nixon said. “I will follow I spending. “There will be no re-    remarks and    spoke extempora-jsaid “if the    government haspengthy, and some trucker    and;dom thp    natlon-s hiRhrst    civii. the precedent    that has been fol-i cession in the U. S.,” he prom-    neously on the “investigations jevidence Mr. Dean has lied even low enforcement spokesmen    ex-jjan b(jnor lu, where most of the crew “To Recommend” Ending Embargo Thursday. But its leaders predicted it1 I d be nationwide and i to thisj Press*d concern that violence] to this; would grow along with it    I    (    makj    fu    |ha,    were About 200 truckers blocked! .....       .    „ lowed .    . by every President J‘sed-    of the so-called Watergate af- jn matters extraneous from George Washington to. Nixon drew one of his biggest fair,” the moment most of his! case we have a right WASHINGTON (AP) - Secre- j Lyndon Johnson of never doingjcheers of the night when he audience appeared to be waiting information ” [ary of State Kissinger said anything that weakens the office Cedared that a lasting peace is for.    It    was    then    that    Davis    saidfse rvi ce station pumps or of the of the President of the United]--i    Hisses    the government has no such in- stairs..."    I    HI    J    •    Hisses    could be heard mixed formation Gesajl also denied I OWa - ll I inois with HU. applause when Nixon Chimin s request to transfer the Little Hock. Aik (Jatll The President praised Gold- at Pago Pago. Pan American said 49 of the passengers had been scheduled to disembark at Pago Pago and that the other 42 were enroute to Honolulu and Los Angeles. The wreckage of the plane Gets Okay To Boost Rates Thursday that lifting Arab oil embargo “will be rec .    „ .    _ . ommended by several oil-pro-    Meeting on Embargo ducing countries” at a meeting Nixon’s address also was in Tripoli Feb. 14.    highlighted by a surprise an ile said he is “quite optimis* J nouncement that friendly Arab tic” that the embargo will be leaders had agreed to hold an lifted.    I “urgent meeting in the im- Damascus radio quoted Ku- mediate future to discuss lift- DES MOINES wait s foreign minister as say-ling the embargo against    oil    Gas and Electric ing his country would not eon-1 shipments to the U. S.    port was sider lifting it unless the U.S.) But he said resumption of    the    Thursday by the    Iowa guarantees Israeli withdrawal i Middle East oil flow' would only    merce commission    to collect from all occupied territory, ease the crisis, and pressed $2,950,000 in higher gas and I electric rates from its customers subject to refund. In a unanimous decision, the ] three commissioners agreed to allow the utility to put the higher rates into effect March 4. following a one-day suspension of those rates. Earlier this month, the utility! filed a revised electric and gas schedule with the commission i designed to produce about $5 6 million of additional annual parked-in overnight at several stations along interstate 40 near . w. ™    *    S    was    still blazing hot hours after entertaining, exciting, great box ^    mos(    of |he doad were still inside the wreckage. Terrorists Blast Oil Tank, Take Hostages SINGAPORE (Apt — Four A government spokesman said terrorists set fire to a Shell oil Singapore had agreed to their tank Thursday, took five bos safe conduct to an Arab state, officials said. Earlier, officials reported on** of the terrorists remained on the island where the oil tank was located, but later said he was with the three others aboard the ferry. Today s Index Comics . ..    26 Courthouse    3 Crossword    26 Daily Record Deaths ...    ..8 Editorial Features    6 Farm    Ii Financial    27 Marion    8 Movies .    21 Society    12-15 Sports    .......    19-23 State ....... . ,........4.5 I elf vision    I* Want Ads    29-33 saying. “I will cooperate with the committee of impeachment the way I’ve cooperated with other com- (Continued Page 3. Col. 7) Man, 18. Killed In Hit-and - Run Highway Mishap Cr liar Rapids N*wt~ Gene W. Griffin, 18. of 2429, First avenue SW, died nearly Thursday after being struck by The commission, in effect,]a hit-and-run vehicle while; said it was akay for the com- walking on highway 30 near] pany to put $2 9 million of this West Post road HW. proposed increase into effect xhe sheriff’s office received a Three    Japanese    subject to refund: however,    the    re|H»rt about    12:40 a m. that a He said the terrorists also    commission would not grant    the    y0Ung man’s    body    was found on demanded the    Japanese    ambas-    utility thc right to put the    full    jh,. highway    just    east of West sudor and his    secretary    aeeom    amount of the increase being    p0S| road pany them as hostages. The    sought    into    effect subject to re-    ^ second report was received spokesman said the government    fund    later from a person who said his believed three of the terrorists    yho    commission will    hold a    car and two others had had to were Japanese and one was    hearing to    determine    whether    swerve to avoid a pedestrian on laid down the conditional terms! cas;° of Washington. of his cooperation with the judi-1 Gcst ll said C hapin s argumen j    “Shut-! niarv mmmiitw.    he    could not get a fair trial be- signs op ine rigs sam. miui tiarv committei    ----- --------- down No. 2 as    long as it    takes That panel’s chairman, Rep.    (Continued    Page 3, Col.    4)    and «*jan 31    _ un|j[    •• ^ Peter Rodino (D-N. J), said he    *    I .shutdown by independent, non Iowa-Illinoisinterpreted Nixon s    oiler to    co-    Imugacllflient    Probe    ljnion dm«‘rs    affected    more| vx fWnnJ operate consistent with his pres- r    ^    -    than 20 states last December. Deadline Rejected A spokesman said the drivers were members of the National Assn, of Independent Truck Owners and    Operators    and to”in»m 'an'Tpril JO <^i£|*ou!f ^ at *he '™k slops] to its inquiry into the possible! ™1'1 wej!cl ^a! “,1' wanl , Demands included a complete public audit of all oil company holdings, an immediate lid on all petroleum product prices office but not square “and not dirty.” His career spanned more than half a century since the time in 1913 when he and the late Cecil B. DeMille and Jesse Lasky (Continued: Page 2. Col 2.) Co of Daven-l°Pera,e cons,stent w,in nis Pres‘ granted permission! idential responsibilities as mean-com. ing cooperation with limitations. Senator Philip Hart (D-Mich. > said Nixon seemed to be WASHINGTON (I PI) - The house judiciary committee Thursday rejected an attempt inquiry into me possible impeachment of President Nixon. The cutoff date was offered as an amendment to a resolution the committee will send to the house next week to get “un- and a '•ollback to May 15, fuel prices until the audit demands because no life had tH***n lost and to ensure tin* safe (ages aboard a ferry, and jy 0f ^ hostages. He said the threatened to kill themselves terrorists wanted a plane to take and the hostages unless they got {them to an Arab country and;e,^tric and gaK revenue negotiations were with the Japanese for an aircraft. under way government qualified power” to ootam what- complete, ever materials it feels neees-    A driver named Bobby Kelly sarv.    said The amendment, offered by I “We can’t continue Uke this—• Rep McCrory tR III ), lost by a {we’re going to lose our rigs,” hej 23 14 vote, with two of the 16 said “It costs my outfit $1,100 a Republicans joining the 21 l>emt week more for me to drive Derats to defeat it in the com- because of reduced speed limits mittee’s first public session. and the fuel shortage.” SAMUEL GOLDWYN Hunger Strike Passes 2 Years LONDON (AP)—Home Secretary Robert Carr said Thursday jthat a Jewish prisoner serving a !5-year sentence for armed J robbery has been on a hunger strike for more than two years and is being artificially fed. Carr told the house of commons that the man. now in the 827th day of his hunger strike. I has been refusing food ever since hi* was serv«*d kosher margarine from a knife previously used to cut non kosher margarine. The Home Office identified the man as Keith Baillie, 29, convicted in 1969. Toifaij's i'huekte The dollar has dropped in value — but there’s no need for worry until some country turns down our foreign aid. I opvrfoM Iowa Fights Welfare Dilemma "Arab looking The mrrori.Ms threw a note wrapped in plastic from lh*' ferry- describing themselves at-(members of the Japanese Red j army and Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine They claimed they blew up oil ! tanks on an island off Singapore '“for solidarity with Vietnamese revolutions! p«*ople and    for making a revelational situation after considering the situation of today’s oil cruds ” th** full $5.6 million increase h reasonable and justified The rates were suspended for a |M*riod of one year, until March 3, 1975. Iowa laws allows a iitilit\ to put an increase into effect under bond subject to refund 90 da\s after filing the rate scheduled with the commission. Commissioners Maurice Van th** north side of highway 30 at about 12 30 a rn. Thc second »report also in-j (Heated that clearance lights of a truck were seen farther to the; east headed wa st The sheriff s office asked anyone else who might have infer-1 mat ion that would help in the: investigation of flu* accident to; contact the office.* ** Griffin was dead on arrival at a Cedar Rapids hospital An an 1 topsy was being conducted Nostrand. Howard Hell and About 70 of the Japanese Red Fred Moore said they thought *71TThursday army’s members are reported was in the “public interest” to services are pending at th* (Continued Page 3, Co! 2» (Continued Page 3, Col 5) Steine funeral home, Decorah By Charles Roberts DES MOINES I AP) - Welfare* regulations “force people to defraud” the government to make ends meet, an Iowa social services department ex-ecutive believes. Welfare now pays 81 percent of the amount needed to get by in 1972. explained Harold Templeman, director of the agency’s income maintenance division. Some p*‘ople getting welfure payments are iud entitled to them, he said, aud others are getting too mueh money. Hut because of recent dramatic increases in the cost of living, “the\ ran rationalize that de frauding is what they need to do," he said. The Moral government, which provides millions of dollars to Iowans on welfare, is unhappy that the state agency’s rate of errors allowing payments to people who arc not qualified is as high a.s it is A study shows that 9.7 percent of Aid to Dependent children recipients in Iowa were ineligible for benefits Another 20 percent were getting more money than they should have. To underscore their discontent, federal officials say they will reduce Iowa’s allotment of federal welfare funds by $276,000 the first six months of this year unless the error percentage decreases ” "Want Money” “Thc federal government in not interested in reducing errors.” Templeman believes, “all they want is thc money.” W hat Iowa should strive lur, federal officials say. is an eligibility error rate of no more than 3 percent, and trimming overpayment errors to 5 percent. ■ I don t knew an) state th.it meets federal eel lings on errors,” Templeman paid The state official said there are some things that Iowa can do to reduce errors, includ ing a realignment of the duties of caseworkers, and getting employment and salary data on recipients Rom the Iowa employment security commission One of the thing*- the agency t annot do is put more social security employes on the job keeping welfare payment* accurate. No More .Stall "We were told we would get no more staff,” by top executives in the department, Tem-pieman explained, On* of th** problems state officials and caseworkers in Iowa’s 99 counties face is thc* (Continued Rage 8. Col 6) ;

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