Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 1, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Weather-- Cloudy (onijjbl. Low middle 30s. Partly cloudy .Saturday, warm- er. High lo upper 50s. VOLUME 92-NUMBER 50 CITY FINAL 10 CENTS RAPIDS, IOWA, FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 1974 SEVEN INDICTED IN ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPJ, NEW YORK TIMES British Election Count Indecisive Gazette Leased Wires LONDON Britain's gener election ended Friday in dea lock, with Harold Wilson's Lab parly likely to emerge as th largest single party but with n party commanding a majori in parliament at a time of gra' economic crisis. At the latest count, par standings for 635 house of com mons seats were as follow .Conservatives 294 seats, Labc 300, Liberals 11, others 14. party needs 318 seals for a m jority; 16 seats were undecide It was one of the' most ind cisive elections in British hi tory and political commentate] said that horsetrading wou start soon for support of an e timated 15 Liberals and 16 re resentatives of splinter partie who would hold the balance power. As Conservatives and Labo raced to a likely photo finis! Conservative Prime Ministe Farm Prices Rise 1.5 Pet. In February WASHINGTON (AP) -Price of raw farm products rose 1. percent from Jan. 15 to Feb. 15 moving closer to the record lev el set last summer, the U.S. ag riculture department said Thurs day. The increase pushed the price index to 203 percent of its 196 base. Last August it hai" reached 207 percent. Crop Reporting Board official; said higher prices for wheat corn, dry beans, potatoes ant lettuce contributed most to the increase. Lower prices were re ported for cattle, hogs and eggs For consumers, the farm price boost points to further rises in food costs as it is passed along by processors, wholesalers ant retailers. Over-all, the farm price index was up 36 percent from a year earlier. It had dropped for three consecutive soar ing 20 percent to the peak lasi August hut then climbed 1.5 percent in December and 9 per- cent in January. Don Paarlberg, director of economics for USDA, said he believed the recent sharp rise in farm prices is partly the result of world-wide infla- tion which has sent costs soar- ing for most items people need. "But inflationary force has got into (lie prices of agricultural products just as it has into the prices of metals and the prices of virtually all raw Paarlberg said in an interview. The price report shows wheat rose to another record of per bushel at mid-February, up from a month earlier. In February, 1973, it was per bushel.. The report said meat ani- mal prices declined one per- cent from 'mid-January to mid- February. Meat compris- es about 32 percent of a fam-. ily's food spending, compared with 15 percent for cereal products including bread, ac- cording to USDA economists. Heath called a news conferenc and then canceled it without' ex planation. Projections The computer projections both the British Broadeastin Corp. and ITV, the commercia television network, predicte Labor would win a total of 30 scats, 11 short of a majority The BBC predicted 300 seats fo the Conservatives and the re maining 28 for the Liberals ant Conservatives, 22 for the Liber als and 13 for others. A Conservative upsurge was expected Friday as return came in from rural and subur )an districts in which Heath's >arty is normally strong. But i appeared unlikely this wouli close the gap enough to send thi Conservative leader back to No Downing St. The prospect of a weak minor ty government amid Britain's worst economic crisis.. since World war II seemed to. reflec he confusion of the nation over how best to tackle its industrial rading, monetary and socia: iroblems. Wilson's Program Wilson has a wide-ranging erie's of commitments, but he ikely can make good on-only 3ne of them 'without a majority, ''hat is to settle the national oal strike which provokec leath into calling the election iiree weeks ago. The Conserve- ive government's pay boarc as already laid the groundwork or that by determining thaf the liners are entitled to lan they were asking hey struck, Wilson is also pledged to na- ionalize a sizable part of Brit- sh industry, renegotiate erras of Britain's membership the European Common Mar- et and put the results to a na- onal plebiscite, cut defense jending millions of pounds and negotiate the 'closing the American Polaris subma- ne base in Scotland. He proba- y can do none of these without majority. Encouraging Wilson, greeted early Frida t a Liverpool Labor club wit lants of "prime ministe replied with lumb's up sign but declined 1 :ake a formal victory claim. "I think it is too early to sa bether we will have -an over 1 he said in a tele sion interview. "I find th suits so far reasonably en uraging." Rejecting the idea of a coali m to form a majority, id: "A government has got t t according to the policies i inks are right, not by lookini_ er its shoulder at a coalition rtner." fleath, .returning for wha more when Telephoto BOY HOSTAGE lea'd away Daniel Brady, 14, after he was held hostage by Jacob Cohen, killed in a Milwaukee shootout. Breaks Free; Captor Slain Beef cattle prices averaged per 100 pounds of live weight, compared wilh in January and a year earl- ier. The record was lasl August. Hogs "were per 100 pounds, compared with in January, and a year carl- icd. Last August' Ihey were per 100 pounds. Corn was per bushel, compared with in January nnd n year earlier. Chuckle Many n domcsllc explosion hiifl been louclied off by an old iinmc. uld be his last night in No. li iwning St., told'newsmen: IJ comment on the results lo- qrrow when the situation is ear." Leaders Re-elected Wilson, Healh and Jeremy Thorpe, the Liberal parly lead er, all were re-elected to their seals in. commons by sizable margins. So were their chie lieutenants. Wilson, now 57, was .firsi elected prime minister on Oct, 15, 1964, the same day Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev was ousted from power in Moscow. Wilson won re-election in 196G, but Heath ousled him in 1970 in an upset after all opinion polls 3iit one predicled a Labor victo- Because of that experience, jolilieal observers were not con- vinced this lime when all the lolls forecast n Conservative victory. The prime minister ssrves a we-year term unless defealcd m a "major issue in commons nit can call nn election at any imc. whose term still ind 15 months (a run, called the election cnriy after the coal nincrs wont on slrike because ic was confident of winning on he Issue of "who runs "Britain the elected government or he MILWAUKEE (AP) of the 150 federal a- came out with a gun to. officers who took part t- boy's an .FBI agent showdown were injured, le after a man wanted in.the ip of two Chicago policemen Hoxie, special r- killed here in a volley .of charge of the Milwaukee a- said agents went to se The 14-year-old hostage after receiving a a aged to break -free and dive Chicago police that g cover Thursday as Jacob a- 30, was; cut down by 16 bullets, a- The Daniel Brady, WllG it injured when the car he said Cohen limself under for protection h a n g e'd gunfire with parently lunged forward. seriously wounding was reported in Richard Carr. Cohen between homes and i for three blocks to the lome of Mr. and Mrs. Apanmesn H Proves said that Cohen grabbed Danielas he in front of the To C.R. him inside and um hostage, along with DE Cedar Rapids. Brady children and A' blaze which destroyed basement apartment early children said day has claimed the life of from a hand wound apartment's 65-year-old tenant. Lucille .Krumbholz, 1756 suffered in the gun-ighl, demanded a getaway avenue NE, died at someone telephoned Friday, at University hospitals in Iowa City. She had The house was surrounded by officers, some I icy second and third degree nearby -i over 60 percent of her body. Firemen said Mrs. said he drove a car to he rear of the Brady home comri holz apparently fell emerged with while smoking and her To gnited a couch. She was taken irst to St. Luke's hospital offered to substitute for the ioy but he didn't want lo let cduc (Continued: Page 5, Col. Hoxie Israel Gives TEL AVIV (AP) slate from Cairo; of State Kissinger Friday take the Israeli proposals up Israeli disengagement proposals for the Golan Friday night and present them personally to President Hafez Assad of Presi lopa patterned1 after the landing here, Sgyptian-Israeli troop in a 14-car motorcade ion in the Sinai, officials lightly secure north of Tel o This would mean creation lie met with a second United Nations Meir, Deputy orce lo patrol between gal Allon, Foreign md Syrian soldiers Eban and Defense n the 300 square miles of Moshc Dayan to discuss f f territory captured by pullout n the October war, Ihey Thinning sources said 3nst Bolh sides would have lo flew into Israel out Iliclr front line troops Nixon probably re power the Until, on Egypt and Israel in igyptlnn front was 30 half of Ibis year llf nnd would Thursday's restoration for possession of strategic diplomatic relations I. on biblical Ml, llermon, the iincl the U. clnls in the the Kissinger, who arrived In sold (lint during 'he fi Bob Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Mitchell Colson Named Gazette Leased Wires WASHINGTON A federa grand jury Friday indicia seven of President Nixon's aides, including H. R. Ha! deman, John Ehrlichman, John H. R. Haldeman Vlilchell and Charles Colson in the Watergate cover-up. Others indicted included Rob- ert Mardian, former assistant attorney general and a Nixon campaign aide; Kenneth Wells an attorney for the committee to Re-elect the Presi- dent and former Haldeman as- sistant Gordon Strachan. The indictments climaxed a 20-month investigation, and along with them, the grand jury delivered a sealed report to Judge John Sirica. There have been reports that such a secret presentment might con- tain grand jury findings in- volving President Nixon. In addition, the grand jury gave the judge two black suit- cases containing Watergate evi- dence. Sirica told the panel it may ace further proceedings in the Vatergate case. He said the urpns were not dismissed, and may be called upon to resume heir secret deliberations in two Mitchell One count of con- spiracy to obstruct justice, two counts of lying to a grand jury or court, one count of perjury and one count of lying to FBI Mardian and Parkin- son One count each of con- spiracy to obstruct justice: Strachan, one count of con- spiracy to obstruct justice and one count of 1; jury or court. Each charge carries a maxi- mum penalty of five years in prison and fines ranging from for perjury to for lying to a grand jury or court. Sirica scheduled arraignments for March 9, a Saturday, when John Ehrlichman Mitchell's trial in New York on separate charges stemming a contribution to Presi- Nixon's 1972 re-election campaign would not be in ses- sion. from dent Cash Payments The indictment charged that [he seven defendants made cash payments to the original Water- gate defendants "for the pur- pose of concealing and causing :o be concealed the identities of Jie pei sons who were Tesponsi- rnands from the Watergate defendants for million. The indictments quoted Hal- deman's testimony to the com- mittee when he was asked about a meeting in the President's of- fice on the morning of March 21, 1973. The indictment quoted Hal- deman as telling the committee that the President asked former White House Counsel John Dean how much money the defend- ants were demanding and that Dean replied, probably a million dollars. Haldeman quoted Nixon as replying, "There is no problem in raising a million dollars; we can do that, but it would be wrong." "False" The next day Haldeman was asked again if he was positive that the President said it would be wrong to raise the money and he replied, "I am absolute- lypositive." The grand jury said Hal- d e m a n' s statements "were false." The prosecutors have the White House tape of that meet- ing. Nixon Challenged The Haldeman perjury indict- ment, in effect, also challenged John Mitchell fulurc came out with a gun tc 's head. They got to th the car and I saw 'the rt to run. ard shots. The right rear went and I was hit in oulder, apparently by Shots were going al ukee police and FBI said they opened fire he boy was free, ant eturned the fire, said Cohen's body was with 16 .bullet The charges were: Ehrlichman One count o conspiracy to obstruct justice one count of lying to FBI agents and two counts of lying to the grand jury or the court; Haldeman One count o conspiracy to obstruct justice and three counts of perjury; -A- Nixon Voic Swift, Ji WASHINGTON (AP) F Watergate indictments Friday and just trials. He said. the jut toward the resolution of the rr Deputy Press Secretary porters a brief statement whic S'ixon after the indictments w Warren would not comme )y previous statements that I-ichman were among the fine, mown, and that, in his belief cated. "I've given you the state o go beyond it. Text of the statement: "The President has alway ystem is the proper forum for concerning Watergate. The ind ial process is finally moving matter. "It is the President's hope o a just conclusion. The Presic cans will join him in recogr nnocent unless proof of guilt for, participated in, and had knowledge of the activities j which were the subject .of the investigation and trial." The grand jury alleged that Haldeman lied to the senate Watergate committee on July 30, 1973, when he said that President Nixon had. said it would be wrong to meet J A es Hope of jst Trials 'resident Nixon reacted to the by expressing hope for swift icial system "is finally moving alter." 3erald Warren relayed to" re-h he said he got directly from ?re returned, it when asked if Nixon stands R. Haldsman and John Ehr-t public servants he has ever they will ultimately be said Warren declining s maintained that the judicial the resolution of the questions ctments indicate that the judi-loward the resolution of the hat the trials will move quickly enl is confident that all Amer-lizing that those indicted are' established in the courls." inued: Page 5, Col. 1 Day: Most y New Speed on Hanson MOINES Motor-iplied with the reduced m-hour speed limit on the first day it was in lie state department of afety reported, ced with highway patrol at Cedar Falls, Spencer enport this morning and were very surprised at rate of b Holetz, DPS deputy ioner. Lt. Ted Godfrey at Bel-said motorists were g pretty well" to the speeds ordered by nued: Page 3, Col. jer Trc in Cairo, tentative re made for Nixon to Middle East and for t Anwar Sadat of Egypt return visit to the U.S. 3n went to Egypt, he "virtually bound" lo el on the same trip, ols said. _ rt Arab irgo May s n Stages N (UPI) Middle rccs said Friday the embargo against the others is now likely lo t in singes, linked to f, townrd a settlement i 1. f lid nn outright lifting v ibargo in the linmedl- p e appeared unlikely, Plan short of a major breakthrough n the Middle East peace efforts, since some of the Arab leaders are holding firmly to a hare inc. A plan lo lift the embargo "by tages" is expected to be con-idered and possibly ap-iroved at a meeting of Arab il ministers lo be held by mid-Uarch, the sources said. Some informants suggested lie embargo may be lifted in hrcc stages. The first may come soon after ompletion of Hie Egyptian-srncli military disengagement n the Suez Cnnal front. A fur-icr step would follow discn-ngcment on the Syrian front, n the Golan Heights, while Hie mil stage would depend on ad-ance toward :m agreed np-roach lo the Palestine Cuts Rate To 8.5 Percent NEW YORK (UPI) First National City Bank, the nation's second largest, Friday announced a reduction of one-quarter point to 8.5 percent in its prime interest rate effective Monday. Today's Index Comics 19 19 Record 3 y Features 6 18 20 u 11-13 10 15-17 7 9 Alls 21-25 Piesident Nixon's public asser- tion that Haldeman's testimony was correct. At a news conference Aug. 22, the first he held after Dean testified before the Watergate committee, Nixon asked for his recollection of the March 21 meeting at which Nixon says he learned of the cover-up. "Mr. Haldeman has testified to that, and his statement is ac- the President said. Dean had told the senate Wa- tergate committee that he be- lieved that the President was aware of the cover-up before Warch 21, the date Nixon said he first learned of it. In addition, Dean testified hat on March 21 he told the President everything he knew about Watergate and'that after two meetings with Nixon that day he was convinced "that the Charles Colson over-up as far as the- White louse was concerned was going o continue." Detail Conspiracy The conspiracy count against e -seven defendants charged hat "it was'a part of the con- piracy that the conspirators 'ould corruptly influence, ob- truct and. impede, the due ad- ministration of Among the means the indict- ment alleged were used to carry ut.the conspiracy were lo "re- IOVB, conceal, alter and do- ray documents, papers, ecords and objects.' "The conspirators would plan, elicit, assist and facilitate the iving of false, deceptive, eva- ve and misleading statements nd testimony... "The conspirators would co- crlly raise, acquire, transmit, stribuie and pay cash funds to nd for the benefit cj the seven riginal Watergate defendants Clemency Offers "The conspirators wp'ujd ake and cause, to be fers of leniency, oxfcc'tijiyc, emency and oilier Howard Hunt, G. Clor'don ddy, James McCord nnd. Job agnider. "The conspirators would at- (Continued: Pago 3, Col.