Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 24, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Jury Finds Hall Guilty
tty Ford Clark
IOWA CITY - After less than| five hours of deliberation Thursday afternoon and evening, a Johnson county district court I jury found James Wendell Hall,
20, guilty of second degree murder in the death of Sarah!
Ann Ottens, a IJ. of Iowa coed.
Hall was tried on an open charge of murder in connection with the March 13, 1973, death J of Miss Ottens.
The second degree verdict means the jury did not find premeditation on Hall’s part.
When the verdict was announced, Hall smiled slightly and sat straight but silent, as he had throughout the trial.
Several black women in the packed courtroom began sob-! bing.
The principal defense attorney came immediately to his! feet, visibly surprised by the i
Judge Louis Schultz increased Hall’s bond from $20,000 to $50,000 and Hall was immediately taken into custody. Hall remained in the Johnson county jail Friday morning.
Defense attorneys indicated they will appeal the verdict.
Friday morning, a hearing was set fcr ll a m. on a motion j by defense attorneys to have*
Hall’s bond reduced.
Attorneys said the request for the bond reduction is based on the contention that Hall has complied with all of the court orders and presently does not have sufficient funds to pay a $50,000 bond.
A second degree murder conviction in Iowa carries a penalty of from ten years to life imprisonment.
Judge Schultz also ordered a pre-sentence investigation.
State Prosecutor (larry Wood ,>oolc fai(| h(‘ ,lie| Mistaken Raid
ward, when asked about theiHearsts (Hat the lood of pieju-
turning point in the trial, said. diciaP’ charges ought to be; I olicc searching for ‘ There were dozens of turning stopped, and said that to con-IHearst conducted a predawn points.” Itinue them might increase t|raid on a Hollywood home, star
The most dramatic moment in the trial came after the prosccu- vvas tion said it had rested its case.
Thursday mo r n i n g. Rosemary Jones, seemingly ;i minor, , _ ,
“She was a young girl whoi ^wo sleepy women in paja-_ mas emerged as a force of 50 to
Jazz Composer-Pianist T^ggf of Duke Ellington Is Dead, j\j • i
NKW YORK i APi Duke ^ ^ ^ ^ * I
O Nixon Balk
Kllington, who introduced a si/, /.ling brand of jazz to Harlem in the 1920s and later became America’s goodwill music ambassador the world over, died Friday at 75. The bandleader and composer has been suffering from cancer and pneumonia
Kdward Kennedy Ellington, nicknamed “Duke” for his impeccable attire, died at 3:10 a rn. at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.
“Mr. Kllington suffered from cancer involving both lungs and pneumonia at the end,” the hospital said in a statement on behalf of the family.
Kllington had been unable to
I vet a Song Co Out of My Heart,” “I Cot It Bad and That Ain’t Cood,” “Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me,” “Caravan.”
He also scored and conducted the music for tho film “Anatomy of a Murder.’’
WASHINGTON (AIM-Pres-ident Nixon failed to produce subpoenaed evidence for the Kllsberg breakin trial Friday and the judge warned that the White House is “moving toward aborting this case.”
Faced with a 2 p.m. deadline for producing White House papers, Attorney James St. Clair appeared instead with a motion to quash the subpoena.
“The action you have taken moves this case in the direction of dismissal,” U. S. District Judge Gerhard Gesell said.
Attorney General William Saxbe, right, assured senators Thursday that "no American citizen can be wiretapped anywhere in the world without approval from me." Testifying before a subcommittee investigating warrantless government wiretapping, Saxbe declined to give the number of taps now in effect. He is shown conferring with FBI Director Clarence Kelley at the hearing.
Hearsts Furious at LA. Charges
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —jwas kidnaped,” said Poole of husband, William, and the news- you really feel this SLA thing is The parents of Patricia Hearst Patricia. “Something happenedjpaper heiress. 'your thing and stuff, then I
are said to be outraged by the to ber and now jbcy are caiiing Pleas by Sisters definitely don’t think you should
comments of law officers who in', , ...
the past week have said thcjl*r a fugitive on the run.
In later years he poured out a attend celebrations for his 75th prodigious stream of longer or-j birthday in New York last chestral pieces, tone poems,
I month. The celebration brought sacre(J works, choral pieces,
I together 35 jazz groups and so-l television and ballet scores, and
1 loists in a tribute to the jazz even an °Pera °r tw°-master He composed in taxicabs, in
Famous Pieces restaurants, on buses, and often District Judge Gerhard Gesell
Fllinylon a fall urban*. #orktd unUI dawn after playinB friday refused to end, move or Ellington, a tall, urbane, nigbt cjub d£des on bls neVer- ........
baggy-eyed black piano player.! ending tours of the world. wrote more than 1,000 compositions. Among them are some
/hum !'m“sta,i„eVS,ir y'.DoCnan. lhat’s he once said. My re- *vc publicity about the broakm
(let Around Much Anymore,” “I (Continued: Page 2, Col. I ) at °M*ce of Daniel Kllsberg s
psychiatrist would prevent them from receiving a fair trial.
But in a pre-trial hearing Gesell said: “There is no reason to believe that a jury cannot perform its traditional function and represent the community and be unbiased.”
“I work, and I write, and
postpone the trial of defendants in the Kllsberg breakin.
The defense had claimed mas-
young heiress is an armed and dangerous fugitive.
Cecil Poole, a former U.S. attorney who met with Randolph and Catherine Hearst on Thurs-
Poole, who fered his full
said he services as
Pleas for Miss Hearst to sur- Just let yourself get killed or had of-! render increased. I something. Because people do
Miss| "Throw away those guns!”jwant to hear what you do have said a plea in the Hearst-owned to say and no one will ever San Francisco Examiner. know if you’re brainwashed or
_ . . .. “If you just let yourself be coerced or anything like that
day, said the parents of 20-vear- pCnS‘ m‘u,S 3 F°ssl 1 l,y 0 killed it is going to be a waste: |unless you say it yourself.”
old Patricia were furious about |unravcling ,he mystery’ y°ur whole thing is going to be
“the excessive statements of Hearst has maintained since a waste,” said a taped plea
law enforcement personnel, par-!his daughter first said she was! Iss u cd by
Hcarst's counsel, said, “We dol*u,ui Plca ,n !he Hearst-owned to say and no know how' brainwashing hap-
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ticularly statements by the Losjjoining the SLA that she had younger sis,(‘rs> Anne’ Angeles district attorney. been brainwashed or coerced. 1 ^K ^
witness, was recalled to the stand. Up to that point, the principal evidence against Hall consisted of a fingerprint found in the dormitory room in which Miss Ottens was slain. The print was identified as Hall’s.
A hair “consistent” with Hall’s, was found on a sweater, the only article of clothing on the slain girl. A hair, alleged to belong to Miss Ottens, was discovered on a tennis shoe belonging to Hall.
and said that to tinue them might increase
chances that Miss Hearst, who,.,. . , ,
... , ol tling two women who were said
kidnaped more than 3L b
months ago, would not surren- ma*descriptions of her and
der. Symbionese Liberation Army
Cites Brainwashing fugitive Emily Harris,
was a young
Referring to last Friday’s fiery shootout in Los Angeles in Miss which six SLA members died, Vicki said: “I just don't want that to happen to you.”
two M c a n w h i I e , one of Miss and Hearst’s alleged victims testified for an hour Thursday as a federal grand jury opened its investigation of an April 15 SLA bank robbery in San Francisco.
Police said Thomas Matthews,
18. was held captive for 12 hours last week bv Miss Hearst and _ _
the Harrises when the three -v ' Dupree
Officer Added To Chief s List Two Weeks Late
C.R. Prices Up 2.9% in
Cl aim Food Savinas Cut
fit) police leveled shotguns and (tear gas rifles at the house, but police Sgt. Gene Ingram said the women bad no connection
The name of a local police of the 'shoplifting attempt at a subur- [leer was added lo the certified mjd.Apri,
list cl candidates for the posi-
Rut she said, “I’m telling you;became involved in an alleged right now the police and FRI aren’t all that sympathetic!ban Los Angeles sporting goods anymore. And they’ve taken a store.
lot of trash from these guys (the; Matthews was a “good SLA). And I just don't think witness,” according to a source they are going to sit around and close to the investigation. Auth-take much more of it.” orities say he told them that
Vicki added: “I just hope you Miss Hearst declared she was a
Cedar Raotd* Newt—
Cedar Rapids’ cost of living zoomed upward 2 9 percent
However, doubts about delivery by the White House of more Watergate evidence have
'heightened chances that the judge might toss out charges.
In an ironic twist, it was possible for President Nixon in the same decision to force freeing of the five defendants while deepening sentiment for his impeachment by the house of representatives.
The defendants include John Ehrlichman and Charles Colson, formerly two of Nixon’s top aide?.
Gesell had set a firm deadline of Friday afternoon for a White House response to two subpoenas.
The subpoenas signed by him requested in part the White House papers left behind by Ehrlichman and Colson.
tion of Cedar Rapids police chief Thursday, more than two weeks after a new chief was sworn in.
Patrolman Charles Irons, 417 Elder lane NW. was
and now stands 9 4 above a year ago.
Things could be wors same quarter, the
WASHINGTON (AIM sinners saved 38 cents a week is on food in April from March prices, the agriculture department says, but two congress-
with the terrorist SLA don’t decide to throw your life I voluntary participant in the
He said police had acted on away on a war that doesn t!bank robbery in which two per-
an anonymous tip. and that one exist. I love you and I just hope sons were wounded
of the women matched a rough you come home real soon.” Another grand jury witness
description of Mrs. Harris, who The appeal by Anne continued being sought along with her the same theme. She said: “If
was Steven Weed. Miss Hearst s (Continued; Page 3, Col. 7.)
Their attorneys said the
percent dence was needed if they were
to receive a fair trial on
se. In the barges they violated the civil
consumer (rlg^s 0f [)r Lewis Fielding,
Edward PT md“ ,orJ,he "*t,on rosc whose office war broken into in
cauweuu 3 j and LS j0 2 percent j97j
higher than a year ago certified as a candidate by the -y^e inflationary parade in civil service commission, on the Cedar Kapids was led by a 5 5
basis ut a written examination percenj increase in apparel dur-
he took F cb. 25. jng the quarter, followed bv
Commission member George 5 j W Gable said Irons’ name
The prosecution was still hav- men say the saving could have
mg difficulty placing Hall in the been higher if meat packers corridor or in the room where stopped hoarding beef. the murder took place. Mrs.| Reps Denholm (DS I) > and Jones, a maid in the coed dor Wolff (D-N.Y ) said Thursday mitory, previously testified she that there is a record stockpile saw a black male knock on the of 476 million pounds of meat in door of room 429, the room in cold storage, 37 percent higher which the body was found jthan in 1973.
She said the man was not Hall
Kirkwood Tuition Hiked 7%; College Notes 17% Cost Jump
not certified earlier because a mathematical error was made when his test score was tabulated.
Said She Lied
Thursday, in a dramatic reversal, she said she had lied on
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B v J tidy Dauhenmier A $10 quarterly tuition crease was approved by the Kirkwood Community college board of directors Thursday afternoon as part of a $9,419,139
consumer but preliminary budget estimate for
1974-75. ' next year
“We have a situation hen that is wreaking havoc not on I on th** American also on the farmer They are being cheated by those packers The $10 increase, the second
who arc hoarding meat in cold one in two years, will raise full-
storage warehouses and not re time tuition at Kirkwood next leasing it into the market- fall to $145 a quarter,
place.” Wolff said |() presenting the tuition in
“A decline in food prices will crease, Supt Selby Ballantvne illy wishful thinking if
at a distance, and I think, with dents are paying a higher per-in- a degree of irresponsibility.” centage of the cost of their edu-He said the $10 quarterly tu- cation than students at the Unlit ion increase for full time stu varsity of Iowa, and warned dents would mean an additional Kirkwood may be pricing itself $90,000 in income for the college out of the student market
I sort is allowed to continue.
“The consumers can scarcely pay mere and certainly producers cannot take less,” Denholm j said. “The abnormalities of present circumstances arc intol j arable 'Flu' secretary of agriculture must do I tho interests 'stoners and producers ”
An agriculture department
.spokesman said he doubted it lie would call it hoarding, but lie
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Costs tip 17%
The increase amounts to about 7 percent, while costs have gone up 17 percent, according to the superintendent Hoard President It A Jensen t tu- pointed out. “Any salutary et
“Tuition here is only $190 less than at the University of Iowa. and the facilities at the University of Iowa as far as arts and sciences are concerned are far greater. We are in a competitive market and can’t continue to raise tuition and remain competitive or we risk losing stu
‘Hunch ol Fuiuiclc
emy wisniui mining ii I said the preliminary budget, in manipulation of this|jtjon increase, and staff salary!fect in the budget from cuttingly*'.
increases are all tied together, programs would not be felt until He said the tuition increase is j *w0 years hence’ because
necessary to maintain the samejt^'hers cannot legally be fired! Director Morris Allen of program for next year. after April 15. Marion said the board will
“Tuition is the only flexibility -have to be very active in pro-
I we have, the only one." Ballan- rooting the concept of a low tu-
inent tyne said. “If we cut the possi- itioti school This board cxcr-
nore to represent of public instruction had recoin-I bilify of raising tuition, you C|S(*S slu.|j a minimum of local
of both the con- mended that Kirkwood not raise have no choice, not this year.” control as to make it look like a
tuition. Speaks Against bunch of eunuchs.”
“There was a human error in the calculation of his points,” Gable explained.
Irons said he was unable to check his test score until about six weeks after the results were tabulated, because of illness. When he did cheek, he discovered an addition error that took but eight points off his score Nine of 37 applicants who took the test achieved the required score and were certified as candidates to the city council The additional eight points would have put Irons seventh on the list, he said
Not Certified Because of tho error, Irons
quarter, percent jump in transportation costs.
Food prices were up 3.7 percent in the quarter, and now stand 16 2 percent above a year
The increase in transportation costs was primarily fueled by higher priced gasoline. However. there were also increases in used car prices and some repair items
A large variety of apparel items increased in the quarter.
Attempts by the special prosecutor’s office to obtain the documents, which include Colson’s and Ehrlichman’s handwritten notes, have been rebuffed by the White House.
Legal precedents require a judge to dismiss charges against defendants if the government fails to turn over evidence in its control that might support their case.
Although special prosecutor L'on Jaworski is at odds with the White House on this and other cases, the prosecution nonetheless still represents the government in the case, scheduled for trial June 17 During a hearing Wednesday,
Don’t Raise He noted the state depar
agreed that “the the dollars
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Stocks Gain; Dow Up 9.46
NKW YORK (AIM The stock market scored a solid gain Friday, sending the Dow indus-con- trial average up 9.46 to HU 69 at un Gainers
some reflected early January sales prices and the advent Gesell said, “lf the court rules of 1974 apparel lines. For the| that material is relevant to the year, apparel costs were up 6 9 defense of anyone charged in percent |jle cas(. and are not produced
Health Costs sic, the prosecution ends ”
Health and rc n ation prices Khrlichman N(lt,.s
rose 18 percent the past
quarter, mainly due to in- Specifically, the subpoenas creases in medical care costs.1 demanded delivery cl Ehrlich-haircuts and other personal man’s “handwritten notes on items. | yellow, legal-sized pads bound
Among specific food items, m r e d - b r o w n fiber board fruits and vegetables rose ILI; covers, prepared between percent in the quarter, while January, 1971, and April JO, 19/3.
Hullantyne said, “I told them Speaking against tin the only way I could get the pro-increase was College Senate trol flows with gram I had last year was to President Larry McNamara, a come from tlu state,” leaving losers by nearly 3 1 on the raise tuition. They are speaking student. He said Kirkwood stu the local board little flexibility York Stock Exchange
meat and fish items dropped 6 3 percent.
Here is how the food picture looks compared to prices a year ago Cereals and bakery prod-! nets, up 32 percent: meat-fish, down .7 percent; dairy prod ueIs, up 26 6; fruits and vegetables. up 26 3; other food at
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They also sought handwritten (Continued Page 3, Col 3 )
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