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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 21, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Ifeather— Fair tonight, lows 5 lo IO. ( hand; ol snow Friday. Highs in .‘His. bf (techie CITY FINAL IO CENTS VOLUME 92 NI IM MFW 71) CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1974POLICE WALK OUT ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Oh R. Food, Fuel Push Living Jaworski Subpoenas I Cost Higher Nixon Data Casette Leased Wires WASHINGTON (AP) - The pace of inflation quickened in ; February with food and fuel prices pushing the cost of living up 1.3 percent, the second big- WASIIINGTON — The special gest monthly jump since 1951, Watergate prosecutor's office I he government said Thursday, has subpoenaed additional docu- Th|1 |ilbor dcpar(mcnt sajd ments from the White House, it . .    i was disclosed Thursday.    Idst month * rlse sent “nsu'n*r A spokesman for special pros- Pr*ces 1,1 percent higher than a ccutor Leon Jaworski said the year ago and marked the first subpoena directed to President time since 1948 that the U. S. Nixon was served on the White experienced double figure infla-House last Friday. Deadline for tion More Items Seized in Murder Case By Roland Krekelcr Action Follows Meeting Of 10O at Police Station Cedar Rapid* New* I Commissioner Charles Larson Linn county Sheriff Walter Grant said Thursday morning A court reDort has been made ^ number of Cedar Rapids ancj t^e mayor for as iong as additional /terns seised as'^ officers are needed. ...    .,    .    *    .jobs    Thursday    morning,    but issiblc .evidence in the March ordcred rcturn t” work 0murder of two Cedar Rapids immediately or be fired.    ,.    .    .    , teenagers.    J    t    .    the county and city of Cedar .    ..    j    Thirteen    of    17    patrolmen    0    J    J    . Charged with murder, rape ...    . .    5*____Rapids have a compact agree- and aggravated robbery TUes-; ^ ® pasaJd by the city council ment" to he,p cach other when* day were Atwell Junior conner. P ay J J    ever either one needs help. 29. of near Bertram, and George1 . .    i * mandatory that officers answer will Rem questions and undergo lie detector tests in connection with the by that agreement,” Grant said, current grand jury police inves- He added, according to state law, ‘‘the sheriff is the chief law Key- Will Keep Agreement” ‘‘Naturally, we would abide compliance is Monday. The spokesman declined It was the highest 12-month 10 increase in the cost of living say what the subpoena demand- since consumer prices rose by 10.2 percent in the 12 months ending January 1948. Price of Beef Nearly half the February in-asked the {T S.'courTo/ appeals ?rcase was attributed to higher lo prevent the house judiciary '00' P"«* w'h ,he P"“ ®f| eommitlec from receiving a se- 00 llsm8 0 percent the ■ crel grand jury report on Pres- sharppst Jump a 9(/r'' idem Nixon's handling of Water- “nt '""casf'n June ,M7' (;as°- note heeancc i, would kill fair lmC and °lner l‘nOT8y "emS cd Secret Report The subpoena announcement came as an attorney for H. R.j Haldeman and John Ehrlichman Junior Nowlin, 31, rural stone. They are held in the Linn county jail in lieu of $325,000 .    . bond each. They are accused of    lon    lr* «    • raping and murdering Maureen The action by the officers oc- e movement officer in the I Connolly, 17. in Jones county,    curred after a 90-minute    meet-    county, under the county arrand robbing and murdering Mi-    ‘n8 unended by about    IOO    of the    n(*Y- chad Servey, 18. in Linn county. ^7-man force.    ^Gran)\sa‘d h* *as ,n or™d of A search warrant issued Tues- At mid-morning,    the    city    the walk-off shortly    before 10:30 day afternoon was filed in Linn    council responded to    the    walk-    a.m., was still in    the prelimi- district court Wednesday after- out in a hard-line statement fob nary stages of planning covcr-noon indicating that additional j lowing a closed-door session be- tween councilmen, the city attorney, and police and sheriff’s department officials. gate because it would kill a fair trial for his clients. John Wilson told the court it should halt Judge John Sirica’s were responsible for about a fifth of last month’s increase in prices. The Consumer Price Index order sending the report to the dlmbed |as( mcn(h m 5 of committee, which is investiga - lts ]%7 average, meaning that it mg whether grounds exist to im- cos, consumers $l41 50 to buy peach Nixon.    ....    the same amount of retail goods The report was gathered by anfj servjces that $100 bought in items have been seized. 'Pie warrant was for a 1964 Chevrolet Bclair, two-door, white, with red interior, with license number 48-6272 “now in custody of the Cedar Rapids police department, formerly in custody of George Nowlin.” Being Ultimatum Mayor Donald Canney Acting Chief Wallace Johnson will order the policemen to 'return to work immediately or age for the city and did not know how many officers will be sent to the city. “I assume that the command staff is still stable ... Our men will be working under whoever said is in command there. No Days Off “Our deputies haven’t had a be discharged unless they have    day off in two weeks. All    days ig sought, according to the    a certified excuse from    a physi-    of were canceled Sunday    and rant, were fingerprints,    dan that they are ill.    The of-    haven’t been reinstated    yet,” fiber samples, hair samples and    ficers off the job had    reported    Grant said. Deputies have    been working 15 to 18 hours a day in* war the Watergate grand jury that indicted Haldeman, Ehrlichman and five other top presidential aides or associates on March I. The grand jury asked Sirica to send it to the committee. Wilson said Sirica’s order should be delayed for full review. Sirica refused Wednesday to 1967. While consumer prices continued their sharp rise, real spendable earnings of workers dropped another 0.6 percent in February and were down 4.5 percent from a year ago. This t was the largest decline over a year since the government! blood samples. These are the they were “sick.” types of items usually sought in rape cases. Found in the search and were off duty at midday, leav- dragging the river for the body ing only four stili on the job. of a boy presumed drowned Safety Commissioner James vestigating the dual murder of Steinbeck said 13 patrolmen two Cedar Rapids teenagers and dday sending the report to the bcfian k ing |ha| statislic jn house until the appeals court 1964 had ruled. IR1 did postpone ac- rp^ jrej,ruary prjce rep0rt tion until J p.m. CDT to give the scowed inflation holding a firm defendants a chance to appeal.    -    -    ■ Jaworski Request J —UPI Teleo^oto PRINCESS ANNE and her husband, Capt. Mark Phillips, are shown at a film reception from which they were returning when ambushed. (More photos on picture page.) Charged in Royal Ambush grip across the economy. Food LONDON (Af’)—Ian Ball, a Capt Mark Phillips, were not prices rose 2.5 percent; nonfood 26-year-old unemployed Eng- hurt Rut    experts    said aworski disclosed on Feb. 14 commodities. I percent, and irishman, was brought into court    left    by    one    of    the    bul a letter to Sen. James ,.;as,. serves 0.7 percent.    Thursday    aud charged with a -;    indicate. tempted murder during an in land (D-Miss.L chairman of the senate judiciary committee, that President Nixon had re- Moderate Increases TheiNixon administration has I from her car at. cts fired into the car indicated tempt to kidnap Princess Anne it passed bet wen them, miss- V    hi    I    if    ^cts    inflation to con-; London Wednesday night, fused to give him mate tai he jjnuc jjs sjlarp pace throughout    •—-______■    *    *-- in the heart of ing them by inches. considered vital to his investiga- |hc fjrs, ha|f of (he before Ball, lcan-faced and bearded, lmM    ,    I stood stiffly in the dock at the I iworski told Eastland that kc8,nmn8 t0 eas^ during the i30W street magistrate’s court, Jaworski told Eastland ma) flnaj SJX ninths. Director John' - - - the material Nixon had refused supply included 27 tapes Councp handcuffed to two detectives. to Dunlop of the Cost of Living jje    oniy    once    during    his 1 said Wednesday that1 sought for the investigation of J February’s surge in food prices!; the Watergate cover-up as well j would be followed by more mod- f as evidence relating to inves- j grate increases in March, April; ligations of contributions from and May the dairy industry and the activ ities of the so-called White House plumbers unit. The President has contended in several recent public appear-, has forecast record crops of ances that he has given Ja- wheat and corn this year, but 60-second appearance, saying in a london accent: “I want to apply for legal aid.” The court ordered him held for another hearing on March 28 on the charge of attempting to murder Princess Anne’s per- The agriculture department ^    >    ■>    s    pcetor-ntng a “Our own estimate is that it will be the last month with a really poor record,” Dunlop said. worski all the material he needs the fuj| impact of those crops Fired Repeatedly A police informant said it was believed ll shots were fired by the assailant. Experts were studying two revolvers found at the scene. They said five shots had been fired from one and six from the other. Authorities said earlier only six shots were fired. Police also found in the white Ford that Ball rented for the typewritten ransom demand addressed to Queen Elizabeth ll, Anne’s mother, turned and leveled a pistol at the police. One officer, Peter Edwards, 21, brought him down with a flying tackle, and the other officers rushed in to help Edwards. The attack was the first against any member of the British royal family since 1936 when a man drew a loaded re seized. according to the return of service, were two latent print lifts, vacuumed material, a stocking cap and cigaret butts. A search warrant issued early Tuesday and returned Tuesday afternoon dealt with a car in Benton county with an identical 0f the command staff are work-1 deputies, description except that it had jng with some reassigned to license number 17-8496. Reliable patrol duties Canney said the city will de-|counties for help, finitely have adequate protection. sources indicated it was the same car. Seek Shotgun Among items sought in that (Continued: Page 3, Col. 8 ) Nine of the ten men on patrol Monday, shift, three of the seven on traf- The sheriff said he has 34 paid fie, and one patrolman assigned (deputies, two part-time jailers, to the detective bureau left their!and an “adequate number” of jobs or did not report for duty. , unpaid deputies. He would not Most detectives and members specify the number of unpaid Grant said he did not think it will be necessary to call other Bars Farm Tax Data Inspection After the meeting of the disgruntled officers, Detective There have been provisions Darwin Ammeter, president of I made for an extended period of thp Policemen'*; Proieetive lime. if necessary," he said    tojd    reporters    it    was The city had no advance warn- ca||ed t0 discuss the polygraph ing of the walkout, and council- ordinance. WASHINGTON (AP) - President Nixon Thursday revoked volver in front of King Edward permission for the agriculture men have received no commu nication from the officers who are not on duty. State Troopers At 11:10 a.m., Gov. Robert Ray issued an order directing VHI. The royal family occasion- department    to    inspect    income    rtA    . .    4 ally has received death threats tax returns    of    farmers    as part    ,    s a e    coopers    o report for but is not normally surround- of its statistics-gathering opera-    ( UTVn    C.ar    apJ,    j cd by heavy security arrange- tions. ments. Forced To Stop Police gave this account of the attack on the princess: Princess Anne and her husband Mark Phillips were returning from a showing of a will not reach consumers to complete his investigation. Cox Subpoena The subpoena issued on FTI .... 4 .. day was the lirst directed al ^ministration for a the President by the special prosecutor’s office since last A1!. July when former special prosc-c u t o r Archibald Cox subpoenaed tapes of nine presidential conversations. Nixon refused to comply with the Cox subpoena and the prosecutor initiated a court battle which ended only after Cox was fired under President Nixon's order. Nixon subsequently voluntarily turned over the tapes to the court. Tape Compromise ’PV Beaton was one of four per- alo"S wilh lhrei’, Pairs "f hand; documentary film around 8pm fori    I    ,    cuffs,    a drivers license and xvi eAnc iJUAtinHnH cie tho ii/aii H.hn .    I sons wounded as the would-be ,    ,    . many months. They are. howcv- kidnaptT [ired re|X.aled|y at j envelopes addressed to cr counted on heavily by the roya, ursine Tbt,' others Scompanlcs administration for a boost in were Anne's chauffeur and j livestock production when a white Ford forced the two limousine to a stop on the mall, ; the ceremonial avenue leading Officials declined to disclose to the palace. Nixon had granted such authority. a subject of controversy in the farm belt, in 1973. In announcing the revocation, Deputy White House Press Secretary Gerald Warren said the department never actually got around to looking at the tax returns of any farmers. He said Nixon revoked tax-inspection permission on the recommendation o f Vice- for the J troopers to assemble immedi-j ately and go directly to Cedar Van ii a rv ^aP'ds- ^,ey are the di- J * rcction of Capt. Lyle Dickinson,' district supervisor. A spokesman for the governor Ammeter stressed it was not a meeting of the association. However, it appeared he and Robert Jaeger, chairman of (Continued: Page 3, Col. 5.) ★ ★ ★ C.R. Judge: Must Obey Subpoenas Cedar Rapids New*— A Cedar Rapids said the order was issued fol-T^ursc^a' morn‘nS judge said 3ny police lowing a conversation between officer who fails to respond to a Ray and Mayor Don Canney, in subpoena from his court will be which the mayor asked for as- jaj|ed just like “any other witness who fails to respond.” Here is the text of the state- sistance Troopers are not arbitrarily sent into a community, the ment hy District Associate through policeman and a passing jour- a^y further details of tilt dis- A man got out ut the Fold    Ford.    The    President    ^P^isman    said,    unless    iiqucst    Judge    Anthony    Scolaro nalist who tried to intervene, liveries. But the Daily Tole- and began shooting, hitting had instructed Ford to look into ed„by mu'llclLpal offlc,als;    „ .I “Jt    has been brought to my aph said the letter asked for Alex Callender, the royal chauf- thc matter a( (hp imtjal meetinJ He said the troopers active atten Meanwhile, Agricultuie Secre- Beaton and the policeman were 8raP t,n \ But/, said his depaitment s reported in serious condition. a The 23-year-old princess and her husband of five months, earlier prediction that grocery (Continued: Page 2. Col. I.) 3 million ransom, and the feur, and Inspector Beaton and last month of the new domestic ,iesJ.in C'‘dar Rapids .'vlU Jo “-blue Daily Mail said it was full of    (Continued: Page 2. Col. 6.1 council committee on privacy. 0    '    State    Safety Cedi wild ravings about alleged in justices. Charge Ballot Reform Stalled by Democrats Not Political gates, the Democrats will have Stalled in House "Every Democratic incumbent Gazette leased Wires WASHINGTON — Common | that to answer for. Cause, self-styled    citizens’ Meanwhile, House Republican lobby, said Thursday    that Dem- lacader John Rhodes was trying ocratic congressional    candidates to head off a confrontation be- received more than    $1 million    will    have    to    explain that on the tween the White House and judi-1 from special interest    groups iii campaign    trail.” eiary committee over its 1 i ]972. It accused the Democrats rin,„  ..... quest for tapes of 42 presidential 10f stalling electoral reform. The foot-dragging charge was in a full page advertisement in! Police said Ball had no lixed address. Following the attack, there was speculation that it was the work of Irish nationalists. but the jxilice said they believed the motive was not political. The gunman was overpowered by jMilice from Buckingham palace 150 yards away from the royal limousine. conversations After meetings with White House lawyer James St. < lair Thursday’s Washington Post, and Republican members ol H'1', appearing on the same day as judiciary committee, Rhodes (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) The senate has passed campaign reform hill but the matter has been stalled in the! house. Thc figures on 1972 Democrat-! party’s annual fund-raising K( l< (rlp,s 1,0,11 ‘sl),riaI interest t Today's i hackle If people dressed the way their cars are designed, it would not he unusual to see the typical driver wearing three tie clasps, plaid shoes, two neckties and a winged helmet.    copvdbm I    *    '    ,    n f hi I dinner. Common Cause said that, despite Democratic victories iii recent special congressional elections, the party was “in danger j of making a fatal error” — misjudging the mood of voters in the wake of Watergate. ‘ ‘ T h e Democrats control congress,” the ad said. “The Republicans have Watergate to answer for. But, if nothing is done to prevent future Watei groups were in a report to be published by Common Cause next week on the role of special interest money during the presidential year campaigns. Common Cause said political committees gave Democratic house candidates a total of $667,226 while senatorial can didates received $550,947. The largest single donor on the list was the National Com-1 (Continued: Page 2, Col 5 ) Witnesses said (he gunman ran into St. Janie s park, then Todays Index Comics SO Crossword 31) Daily Record .....3 Dcothv I Editorial Features 6 Farm ........ 27 Financial 31 Marion ll Movies 28 Society ...... 12-16 Sports ......... ...... 21-25 State ..... M Television 18 Want Ads ........33-37 Symbolic of the problems Thursday morning at the Cedar Rapids police station was the captain's desk, empty while Capt. Donald Hollister attended a meeting in the chief's office. The picture was taken a short time after I 3 members of the day shift of the department walked off their jobs. attention that there may be flu or a walk-out at the Cedar Rapids police department. “Insofar as matters of misdemeanors and indictable misdemeanors and preliminary matters on felonies are concerned, any officer who does not respond to a validly issued subpoena in this court, I will not treat any differently than any other witness who does not respond. “I will direct the county attorney to file immediate contempt proceedings and issue an immediate warrant for the arrest of the officer. When asked whether there is any evidence any officers would not show up in court, or whether this was merely a precautionary measure, Scolaro said, “It is a precautionary measure. I want them to be fully cognizant of what the result would be.” Officers reportedly failed to show up to testify for three cases Thursday morning, but there was no basis for contempt action because the cases were continued by agreement of both parties’ counsel. Two officers did appear at 1:30 p.m. tor a case iii which they had been subpoened, but they were dismissed after the ease was settled or continued ;

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