Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 23, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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VOL!IMF 02 NUMBFIt 134
CK DA It RAPIDS, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 23, 1074
ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NKW YORK TIMES
Ervin Panel Loses Try For Tapes
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. court of appeals turned I down the senate Watergate! committee’s long-standing de-, mand for five White House Wa-1 tergate tapes Thursday, ruling j that the material would be “merely cumulative.”
The committee, chaired by I Sen. Sam Ervin iD.-N.C.), has, been trying to get the tapes since July 23.
The court, in an unanimous; opinion, said "we have been, shown no evidence indicating! that congress itself attaches any : particular value” to having both the senate committee and the; house judiciary committee scru-j tinize the five conversations simultaneously
The court said that as far as! the subpoenaed tapes are concerned the investigative objectives of the house and senate committees substantially overlap and added "both are apparently seeking to determine, among other things, the extent, if any, of presidential involvement in the Watergate breakin and the alleged cover-up.”
The court added that the house impeachment inquiry already has each ot five tapes sub- ■ tricia Hearst faces the possibili- Matthews- Patty's mother her own free will, poenaed by the senate commit- «v nf iifp in nri^n as she is! J , . « . I th, u f <■ •
leo, and the Ervin committees SJL1as^ susoect rata ! Ca,hcnnc: <wd S,cven Weed. The search for the three fug.-
need Mr from a congressional | Kwdnap vt" Urn lhe 27-year-old tutor she fell in^5 continued to center on Los
Hall Trial W
Lied About Identity
Hostage Wounded In Scuffle
By Ford Clark Mrs. Jones said Thursday that
IOWA CITY Events in tho!flurink the ('arber phases of the James Hall murder trial took a investigation “I did not recog-dramatic turn Thursday morn- mz(! Hall as the man I saw in ing with a defense witness ad- the hallway, but I do recognize nutting that “out of fear,” she him now and I realized he was lied to the grand jury and at the the man when I lied to the court trial. Tuesday.”
Rosemary Jones previously arj°th(,r surprise develop- jng a |arge sum 0f money hijack-
testified she had seen a black I" nt’f' jHOr '^imcs ^ousc*jed a helicopter from a midtown
man knock on the door of the Iowa City, was dismissed from
the jury shortly before Mrs.)heliport thursday and torccd it
to fly to the top of the Pan Am
Sarah Ann Ottens, 20, was mur- Jury Admonished building, where he was cap-
dered the afternoon of March 13, At. an , „ rnof t t A tured. One of two hostages was
NEW YORK (UPI)-A young I man heavily armed and demand-
Iowa coed dormitory, in
man knock on the door of the room in Rienow hall, a U. of, , ,, .
which Jones t(-‘stimony.
As an alternate was seated,.
, Judge Louis Schultz admonished wounaea-Poth before the grand jury:the jury “you are not to attach The man, about 25, with long appearance any significance or importance hair and torn jeans, was sub to this . . .”
During the morning recess, however, Judge Schultz added a . , , new phrase to his list of instrue-
hushed lions to the jury.
and at her court Wednesday, she testified man was not Hall.
Appearing before a courtroom Thursday, she admitted, “I lied, I was scared. The man was Hall.”
Under sharp questioning by the prosecution, the woman said y0y are to turn away from it. she had told her supervisor at Rienow hall Wednesday that she
dued after the pilot hostage overpowered him and police stormed the helicopter.
He earlier had demanded cither $2 million or $200,000 — the
“You are not to listen to any:amount was unclear — and or-news broadcasts concerning this dered it delivered by a young trial ... if you are in the woman in a bikini, police said. presence of such a broadcast, |>j|„t Wounded
- -UPI Telephoto
HUNTING SLA—California Highway Patrol Sgt. Jack Becker studies an FBI wanted poster while Patrolman R. G. Grossbach watches cars leave Los Angeles as the hunt for Patricia Hearst and SLA members spreads through southern California.
Life Prison Term Now Faces Patty
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pa- were said to include Tom Dean bery and had joined the SLA of Randolph Hearst, is editor and
Following Mrs. Jones’ testi-1 The pilot, identified as Thom-mony, defense attorneys called as Oliva, was wounded in the had lied. It was while serving as for a mistrial on the basis of the arm. The second hostage, be-a maid at the dormitory that she'c}iange jn testimony, a motion lieved to be a ground crewman, now says she saw Hall. that was denied by the judge. was identified as Bill Hale.
Following her admission to The court was then recessed her supervisor, she said she was until 12:30 p m. when the court contacted by Bd Agent John was to hear closing arguments.
It is Matthews, 18, who reportedly told FBI agents that Miss Hearst said she fired 30 rifle shots during a getaway from a
lodged against heTWed^day j sP°rtin8 goo* store last week.
, , . , o * 4 Hp said she and ti
bv Los Angeles County District
Attorney Joseph Busch.
“She faces life imprison
ing by the Symbionese Liberation Army, the 20-year-old coed and heiress to a publishing fortune had 19 felony charges
He said she and the Harrises urged
Meanwhile, the chiel counsel of that house inquiry said the White House-edited transcripts of the presidential conversations were inadequate evidence for the committee’s impeachment inquiry.
John Doar said at a news briefing ho told a closed com- merit,” Busch said. “In our mitten session that inaccuracies opinion. Miss Hearst was acting and deletions in the transcripts on her own free will," he said in make them unsatisfactory. outlining the charges, which in-Doar said his appraisal of the (eluded four counts of robbery,
White House transcripts in gen- five of assault with a deadly eral was based on comparisons weapon with intent to commit between them and transcripts murder and two of kidnaping, prepared by the committee They were filed against Miss BOSTON (AP) — The Rev
from tapes of the same corner- Hearst and William and Emily John McLaughlin, the
he was particularly Busch said he could not about what he do^ecpt arguments
In a further dramatic turn- 'ove to high school and was ^L^ic'1'ab^irDeath may ** pnlv 8 breath Forney he was not interested mit^of state Henry KiJTnger ^"8
ibout since her Feb 4 kidnap- marry this summer. ,_____away. Hut vnu t an surrender prosecuting- you vt you now tell neighbor
C * * * I If MatthoH/c 1ft ti
“There is no safe place hide,” the message said.
Jutte Wednesday, who warned her she could face possible imprisonment of ten years to life if convicted of perjury.
Won’t Prosecute The state prosecutor, Garry Woodward asked Mrs. Jones, “And did not County Attorney Carl Goetz tell you and your at-;
'May Get No Pact on This Trip' — Henry
Police said the hijacker was armed with a sawed-off shotgun, a small zip gun and three sticks which he said were dynamite.
Police said he threatened to blowup the craft unless his demands were met.
Dozens of Police
Dozens of police were sent to the heliport atop the Pan Am
which towers over
away. But you can surrender,'Prosecuting'you it you
and safely.” ]^ truth? She replied that he ^dS *>great progress:” to-
Appeals mounted for them to Asked about the latest; ^
surrender. charges against his daughter., woodward
“Stop running, and think.” Hearst said, “There’s nothing to
a front-page message to say, really.” Hearst has said he deathMrs Jones” replied'*
kidnaped him. and said Missj-Bill. Emily and Patty" in lhinks his daughtcr was brain- Officials sud the
Hearth told him she had willing- Wednesday’s San Francisco Ex-
ly taken part in the bank rob- miner, of which Patty’s father, (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3
„ TW V, Ii i * KWI Or neighboring Grand Central sta-said Thursday that, while there . * , ..
J tion on busy 42nd street. At
a Syrian-lsracli disenJ^ two police helicopters hov-
asked gagement agreement, he may pred “ver the area wh,lc 1hc b ’ . ; hijacker was subdued.
Superior Calls Nixon Jesuit Aide To Boston To "Pray and Reflect"
McLaughlin responded by
sations in its possession. Inaccuracies
ward a Syrian-Israeli disen
be unable to complete it during “Because I was scared to his current mission. A spokesman at the Wall
“But we will continue to per- street heliport said the hijack-
said the supervisor scvere in the next few days,” he *nS began there at 12:40 pan.
notified the BCI about Mrs. added in a luncheon toast before Wlth the craft first flying toiBel-
Jones’ statement. resuming critical negotiations ™or11 Park and tilien returniiiigto
She previously testified Tues- with Syrian President Hafez Manhattan and the 34th sn cit day to standing at tile end of the Assad. e *Por o re ue .
hail and seeing an unidentified Kissinger gave the luncheon Officials there said the chop-black knock on the door of the for Foreign Minister Abdel per touched down, but stayed murder room. Halim Khaddam and other for only about 30 seconds and
Thursday she testified she left s-v,rian o(fidals '“k "ff ."J,h”ut ,sref p!l"g AiI
In the toast, the secretary then headed to the fan Am
described a separation of Israeli building, and Syrian forces as “a first From ••jerusalem”
step” for a “just and permanent .
in the Middle East. Pollcc said ,hc hijacker, when
a public restroom and walked past Hall and saw him knock on
saying he did not intend to thc door She said Hall then left d
He said concerned scribed
as inaccuracies in the Hearst’s actions were forced. or|ancir’reflection.” White House transcript of the the result of 'brainwashing by crucial conversations between her captors.
Nixon and former White House “Based on conversations with
counsel John Dean before the victims” — some of whom
March 22, 1973. (said she identified herself and
The two had long conv tions about Watergate during SLA — “she voluntarily fired that period weapons and stole automo-
‘‘There are enough dif- biles,” the district attorney said, ferences between the White Buseh called again on the House transcripts and ours,” three to surrender, but ex-Doar said, “to make me believe j pressed doubt that they would the committee should not rely j and said there would be “no on the transcripts in a constitu- deal." He said he believed it tional matter.” was the first time a kidnap vic-
E ar lier some committee tim had become a kidnap sus-members said Nixon’s refusal to J pect comply with a subpoena for ll Watergate tapes is providing
new grounds for impeachment. hi whifp roup,e who p,)llco say
the remnants of thc [SLA. were charged with 18
counts each. A 19th charge, of
aiding and abetting assault. WBS!* Cleary filed against Miss Hearst, and it" raised the possibility that police believe she may not be with the Harrises.
The assault charge accused Miss Hearst of being with two black men who tried unsuccessfully to slash a Los Angeles landlady last Sunday when she denied the three a room.
Some of the other alleged
Dido t Recognize “It is time that thc peoples of officers asked where he ^ w
Under defense questioning, the Middle East begin to devote from. ITpllc<?' "Jerusalem, rs Jones said she had not their talents to peaceful pur- Ulc Hijacker w
exclusive Watergate apart-Jesuit ments.
priest and presidential aide who “Speaking for myself. I would speak for the Church. He said by the elevator, recently defended President not live there,” he said, adding he had conducted a survey of 9 Nixon’s use of profanity, has; that Jesuits usually are re-1 of the IO Jesuit provinces in the been called to Boston by his quired to live in Jesuit commu-jU.S. and said he found only 36 religious superior for “prayer nities. letters and 6 telephone^ calls inwill be asking him to take quiring about his actions or pro-
Thc Rev. Richard Cleary, pro- a brief time away for prayer [testing them,
vincial of the Jesuit Fathers of about his situation and reflec-
New England, said Wednesday lion with me,” Cleary said, adhere was a p o s s i b i I i t y ding he w as asking McLaughlin
said she identitica herself ana ^Laughlin could bo asked to to come to Boston as “soon as Wl»dnp«?riav rin irv ho h.u va i a i k i ersa- discussed her conversion to the , , , . .. . . .. wednesday, C leary said he had she also said she had
discussed net „ ...leave his White House pest, or he eau «et time to do it. ............... a.... wi|h r(,(.ognizi.d Halt rn a lineup of P'ete it in this session we
Mrs. Jones said she had not ™v\r talents to peaceful pur-recognized Hall at first. She suits- he said said she had seen pictures of Then- referring to his current copier
for seizing He replied,
asked his the heli-with refer-
Hall and had not recognized disengagement effort, Kissinger,^
him as .he man she had seen aaaP « my judgment that tost the masquerade that is
turn slug “It means
“It means the cover-up continues," said Rep. George Danielson (l)-Calif.l, after Nixon notified the committee Wednesday he would not comply with the subpoena or any other it issues for Watergate material.
"HY, hurting him with tin' committee,” said Rep. Tom Railsback (Rill), one of a number of Republicans who ex pressed disappointment at Nix oil’s action.
“Grave Matter" Chairman Peter Rod mo (D-N.J.), calling Nixon’s refusal “a very grave matter," .scheduled
(Continued: Page 3, Col I )
'The quickest way for a mother to get her children’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable. copyright
Miss Hearst and the Harrises. a white couple who police comprise
be dismissed from the order Cleary said,
(Cleary, who noted McLaughlin |0 |1ur( >1lm was living in the Watergate apartments i n Washington, questioned whether the priest was living up to his vow of poverty and obedience.
One bedroom units iii the Watergate apartments rent for $425 to $700 a month
No Decision McLaughlin said Thursday
Responding to questions at a outside the room where news conference in Boston body cf Miss Ottens was found l"' ^’v“ 11 ,,v , , . fnP. m.,n rended
aS| Wednesday, Cleary said he had She also said she had not should for some reason not com- retied before.the n p .
wj|j I never even got caugni jay-
♦he we have made great progress in &°'nK on ovter there.
the negotiations. Even if we Asked it he had ever cen at-
three options in dealing I do not intend McLaughlin: to do nothing, to I five black men at the Johnson surely bring it to a
I am not saying instruct him to leave the White county sheriff’s department conclusion in the near future.”
he is not in good standing as a House or to recommend his dis- during investigation of the There was no immediate ex-
Jesuit priest.” missal from the Jesuit order, crime. planation of the apparent con-
He said no actual permission which would not necessarily af-* she said she also had not re- Nict between Kissinger’s ex-
had been given for McLaughlin feet his status as a priest. cognized him outside the court-1 pressed willingness to remain
to work in the White House, al- Cleary declined to speculate room, but became aware oi who the legion a few days and
though he said some encourage-Ion what course he would take. he was "when I was too scared a sen‘t>r H S. official s comment
ment was given. He said all Jesuits are required i to do anything about it.”
“I understood it was research to make an annual eight-day re-!
writing and special assignments itreat, and that is what he is ask-
for the President,” Cleary said [ing McLaughlin to do Mrs. Jones admitted the had
he has not decided whether to "He has made recent state- Regarding McLaughlin’s atte seen Sarah Ann Ottens alive af-heed his religious superiors’ ments on his own It is my un- tude toward the controversy tor she reported to have seen call. dcrstanding thus is not what ho over his status at the White!Hall knock on the door of the
successful walking ^
Report Soviet Arms to Egypt
earlier that the secretary in tended to complete his mission more by Friday.
The official, unnamed under the briefing rules, said that if|quari,lt> Kissinger considered the gap too wide to bridge he would SUS-
McLaughlin told a he received a letter
newsman was originally hired for. Thursday At a news conference cage. McLaughlin was the letter about Cleary’s statements Father MeLaugh-
I receiver an hour ago,’ bn said "I wa nit to study it.
I want to reflect.”
He said he plans to meet with newsmen Friday to dis cuss his case McLaughlin rceenth spoke out in defense of Nixon, saying he was a great moral leader and that his use of curse word
House, Cleary said, “He likes to murder room pend the peace mission, but if he
in Chi- feel ifs a political question I do According to Mrs Jones, Miss saw a chance for success he told of not feel it is. The question at;Ottens was in the company of a would make a final shuttle beastie is a religious one." [friend, Brenda Simpson tween Syria and Israel Friday.
Major Utilities Feeling Fund Pinch
“sightings” of Miss Hears! have wns a nccessarv release media placed ber with persons other
I than the Harrises, and an 18 I year-old youth says lie saw lier leave a Dis Angeles house last iThursday with two black men It was that bouse where six SLA ; members died in a f iery shoot I out last Friday
San Francisco Jury
Meanwhile, in San Francisco, a grand jury was to hear testimony Thursday about an SLA bank robbery there and the kid duping of Miss Hearst. Witnesses
“ Against Moses”
Cleary, asked if be would agree with McLaughlin’s de tense of profanity, said. “I would be standing up against Moses ii I did . . . ‘Thou shalt not take the name of thy Lord and God in vain’.” Ile said McLaughlin was not speaking for the Church Cleary also said he had no record of McLaughlin being given permission to live in the
NEW YORK (AIM Faced with rapidly-increased costs for fuel and a continuing need for money to expand, some of the nation’s major electric util dies have run into a serious lack ut funds.
The weak financial position some face was dramatized re-e e ii t I y when Consolidated Edison, New York City’s power supplier, omitted its regular 45-eent quarterly dividend
Con Ed said it needed cash for escalating operating expenses and heavy capital spending this year, and so did not pay the normally-guaranteed dividend which is
the major attraction for buy- I mg utility stocks.
The incident, and fears of others like it. quickly focused attention on the industry’s ail ing finances. Stock prices and credit ratings plunged.
Unless the securities market for utility issues quickly improves, the worst trouble may lie ahead, analysts say. And ultimately the consumer may have to pay even higher electric bills or face potential brownouts.
Right now, the utilities are facing troubles on a variety of money-raising fronts The Dow-Jones average of 15 of the nation's largest pub
lek held power companies has declined nearly 30 percent since January, to its lowest iii 15 years
Moody's Investors Service rated utility stocks the worst performing industry group for April, down 17.9 percent Stan (lard and Poor has downgrad cd the bond ratings of nine major utilities already this year. in effect calling them poorer credit risks
Normally no more than IO utilities are downgraded in a year.
Interest rates on high grade utility bonds are above 9.75 percent and they often sell poorly, brokers say. Similarly-
rated industrial issues sell well at I percent point less.
Brokers have put out an alert to investors to lighten utility holdings
Energy problems and lunation triggered the utilities’ crisis. The price of foreign oil quadrupled last year and consumer conservation efforts and higher bills lowered expected sales by utilities 5 percent in the first quarter this year.
Combined, they were enough to send first-quarter earnings plummeting, iii some cases as much as 81 percent below last vear.
CAIRO (UPI) — The Soviet Union has resumed arms shipments to Egypt after a lapse of than six months, diplomatic sources said Thursday. The sources said the type and of weapons was not known, but deliveries have already started.
They said the shipments were a further symptom of a thaw in Soviet-Egyptian relations, strained since the October war In a speech in Cairo April 18, President Anwar Sadat said four messages to Moscow since November requesting arms had gone unheeded.
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