Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 25, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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CUDAK RAPIDS, IOWA, SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1071
ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES
Ziegler in Nixon TaPes Refusal Economic
Poker, to High Court Wa|cMog
KEY BISCAYNE, Ma. (UPII — President Nixon intends to stand firm in refusing court rulings to yield further tapes and documents and will resist any “excessive encroachment” on the office of the presidency, his press secretary said Saturday.
Report of Early Trip
KEY BISCAYNE, Ma. (AP) -President Nixon will visit the Middle East “at some point in I the near future,” a White House spokesman said Saturday.
Press Secretary Ronald |Ziegler said “nothing is firm” ion precisely when Nixon will I make the trip and “there are a I number of possibilities the President has been asked to consider.”
At one point in a news brief-ing. Ziegler said there is “a distinct possibility the President will be visiting the Middle East in the near future,” but later he , . ,
said flatly: -The President will mpnts for the WnterRate cover
his duty to enforce the law when his former confederates are under indictment?” flesell is preparing for the trial by former presidential assistants .John Ehrlichman and Charles Colson and three others accused in the September, I97l,
KEY BISCAYNE, Ma. (UPI) President Nixon said Satur-
broakin at the California office (^aY that “the worst is behind of Daniel F^llsberg’s psychiatrist. us’ in tho fight against inflation
WASHINGTON (AP) supreme court has been to
and announced he will send a report to congress next week
In other Watergate develop-
Thn ments: ... ..
The house judiciary commit- sr*('k|r>8 authority to create
decide whether President^ chairman, Rep. Itodino (D-(f0s 'of'llv,nR fask force to moni-Nixon may w.thhold Wa" NJ-), -id he is «o,n« in pro> I**. ^ <*«*reco-
the P°se npxt Thursday that the im-_ peachment panel make public
evidence subpoenaed for trial of former White House as sistants.
The Watergate special prose cutor asked the high court Fri- ca^ day to assume jurisdiction in the
to turn over tapes and docu
nom ic indicators.
In a nationwide radio broad-as much of the evidence that casU Nixon said that, “in view has already been presented as it °f the international stresses of
and gloomy pre-were widespread
A policeman hoists Olga Coryea, 22, up a New York apartment building air shaft after she fell from the third floor. A gust of wind blew her money from a table and, as she tried to keep it from going out the window, she fell. Neighbors called police. She was reported uninjured.
SLA Death Sequence
visit the Middle East at some point in the near future.”
Kissinger in Key Session
DAMASCUS (UPI) — .Secretary of State Kissinger returned to Damascus Saturday for a makc-or-break meeting with Syrian President Hafez Assad on a military disengagement agreement for the Golan Heights, where Israeli and Syrian forces have dueled for 75 days.
A high American official said Kissinger must complete the key points of the troop separation pact by tonight or recess the negotiations and go home without an agreement.
The meeting with Assad was to discuss an American plan for thinning out of forces along the front. -- the major remaining
Another disputed issue was (the size of the U N. force to patrol a buffer zone.
Kissinger left open the possibility he could complete the I drafting Sunday, but only if the “substantive points” could be settled Saturday.
The official said Kissinger was determined to be home bv late Monday—his 51 st birthday
Kissinger’s departure from Tel Aviv was delayed by last-minute meetings with Foreign Secretary Abba Eban in Jerusalem and with Defense Minister Moshe Dayan at Tel Aviv am
Sen. Goldwater (R-Ariz.) said dictions that refusaf of th^wwir House !t ,s becoming increasingly dif- * the beginning of the year,”
ficult to defend Nixon in the the economy has had a good scandal. However, Goldwater; performance.” said he can see no circum-1 ‘‘More importantly,” he
Prosecutor _____ __________
pressed for time because the E° to the Resident and ask him aging signs_ that the worst is
Leon Jaworski -tances under which he would added, “there are also encour-
trial is scheduled to start Sept 9, is seeking to bypass the circuit court here.
U. S. District Judge
behind us. The storms are abat-George ing. As the effects of the recent
Hart ruled that a series of files oil shortage have passed, the kept by Maurice Stans while production level of automobiles secretary of commerce and as has begun to rise again and inchief fund-raiser for Nixon’s dustrial production over all is
Even as Jaworski was prepar ing his appeal, U. S. District campaigns must be turned overjshowing an increase for the first Judge Gerhard Gesell described to a Watergate grand jury.
In Gesell’s court Friday,
James St. Clair, White House
the issue in a pre-trial hearing of another Watergate trial:
“How does the President see lawyer, asked that subpoenas
time in almost half a year.” “Paying Off”
“Our efforts to dampen infla-
Camp Areas Full, "But Keep Coming
lf your idea of camping is tent-to-tcnt and vehicle-to-vchicle, then “come on out,
we’ll (ry to put you somewhere,” Linn county Conservation Officer George Hamil-♦ n said Saturday.
“Every campground is as full as it can get and people arc still coming in,” Hamilton said, “If it keeps up. we’ll break the visitor record ”
Hamilton said 35.000 persons visited Linn county parks on a five-day holiday weekend in 1967. This is considered a four-day holiday weekend, he said.
“We ll try to find room, but it is going to be tight.” The county operates 12 camping areas
Nixon announced he was appointing Kenneth Rush, deputy
eeking notes and memos Ehr-are a'so beginning to pay lichman and Colson left behind when they resigned be quashed.
When informed that the evidence sought by lawyers for secretary of state, to be his Ehrlichman and Colson would !counsclor for economic policy. not be sternly:
provided, Gesell said wi,h cabincl rank- He win lm)k “We’re down to the ito Rus^’ ^ sai(** to coordinate point where the President must P°bcy ,n both the domestic and decide his responsibilities under international areas.
the laws Of this country.” Rush. 64. is a former ambas-
The judge said Nixon must sador. *° Germany and former
understand that failure to comply with the subpoena could easily lead to “aborting this case This may well result in dismissal of this case.”
“Can’t Waive ll”
St. Clair said Nixon
president of Union Carbide.
“I am requesting again that congress provide permanent authority for a small, flexible organization within the executive office — a cost-of-living task force to monitor wages, prices, was industry bottlenecks, supply
claiming executive privilege, or shortages and other factors that the right to keep secret his con- jjCar on inflation,” Nixon said, versations with assistants, and was unable to promise that the defendants or prosecutors in the
“The requirements for full
case could have even limited economic recovery may sound
access to the evidence described in the subpoenas.
like harsh medicine —budgetary restraint, no tax cut. tight
“I don’t have the authority to money, hut there is no alterna-(Continued Page 2, Col. 4.) *'ve
One by One; Then DeFreeze Suicide
A telephoned bomb threat shortly before he arrived at the airport caused his plane to be
IZ)S ANGELES (AP) ald DeFreeze watched rorist comrades fall one by one.
Then, wounded twice and hugging the dirt beneath a burning clapboard bungalow, he put a
- Don- to be done by a psychologist and his tor- crimonologist and based on data from relatives friends, will take several weeks.
Noguchi said Nancy Ling Perry and Camilla Hall were
Miss Atwood, Wolfe and Miss Soltysik perished from smoke inhalation and burns, although all were wounded too. the coroner said.
Investigators found more and DeFreeze and three smoke in the lungs of DeFreeze used a trap door or than in those of the other vic-crawl tuns, indicating he was the last
Armyi barrage of police bullets whizzed
pistol to his head and pumped a killed early in the hour-long gun bullet into his brain. battle
That is how Coroner Thomas comrades Noguchi reconstructs the death hacked their way into a of DeFreeze and five of his!space beneath the floor as a to die Symbionese Liberation followers in a shootout with police and federal agents last week.
dieate that any of them tried to tail closed in. that William got out,” Noguchi told newsmen Wolfe. Patricia Soltysik and An Friday
past them It was there fire believed caused by an is no evidence to in- cidcntally-ignited Molotov coek- mjohi said
Detail e d examination showed that the head wound in as flames from a (j1(, rjght temple was consistent ac_ with a self inflicted wound,” No-
('or oner Donald said he was convinced
“Never Seen It"
“In all my years as coroner, I ve never seen this kind of behavior iii the face of flames. It is reasonable to believe they were determined fanatics
gela Atwood choked to death from the smoke or were burned. Noguchi said.
DeFreeze decided to kill him self rather than die as his comrades had, investigators!
none of the six was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Tests cannot determine the presence of marijuana or LSD, he said, hut liquor, heroin, co-c a inc, barbiturates, amphetamines and other narcotics have been ruled out.
One important discovery in the nibble was several live rounds of cyanide-tipped bullets. Police Cmdr. Peter Hagan said
Law enforcement agencies first took the SLA seriously
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“We are beginning to emerge from a very difficult period in the history of our economy. We are not completely through this difficulty. . .
“The weeks ahead will still require restraint and sacrifice But the ultimate goal of pros-45- perdy in peacetime is one which is worthy of sacrifice ”
Nixon declared this goal “is
forces house judiciary committee any) Asked if he thought Nixon’s (attainable” and “it will require
Ford Soys Balk by Nixon Could Spell Impeachment
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice- on his
emptied and searched No bomb president Ford has warned the just a was found.
* * *
Syrian and Israeli
plane Thursday few hours after
White House publicly that Pres- minute White House meeting indent Nixon's refusal to give the itiated by the President.
stepped up fighting on the Golan more Watergate material may refusal to give any more mate-'the fullest cooperation between
Heights Saturday Syrian communiques indicat-
result in impeachment Ford's warning, in
ed artillery fighting raged iii sion interview with ABC corre-several sectors of the 40-milejs po n d e n t Bill Zimmerman
front and the military command broadcast said the flareup had caused casualties.
The Israelis said Syrian fire was directed at Israeli positions attitude toward the near Mt Hermon and in the peachment inquiry, salient Israel captured in the October war. The Israelis returned fire in each case, the Tri
confirmed earlier indications that the vice-president was concerned over Nixon’s hardening house im-
rial might be the factor that the administration and the a televi- turns a closely-divided house congress.” He pledged adminis against the President on the un- Ration cooperation, peachment question. Ford re plied
He also called for “the fullest “It could be and I think it (cooperation of labor, of business, commerce and industry, and of the American people.” Nixon described Rush, who was one of his law school teachers, as a man “with a distin-
would bo unfortunate
“On the Facts
“I want the house of representatives to make its judgment
Aviv command said
“It seems to me that a stone wall attitude isn’t necessarily tional. the wisest policy,” Ford said in added the interview, which took place
on the facts, not on institutional
some emo- gashed career in
business, in and in the
A Cancer Test Called Worthless
department post ★ ★
Noguchi said he has ordered a said He was found face down.
“psychological autopsy” in an effort to determine the motiva lion of the six The “autopsy.”
Today s Index
Ins body over the suicide pistol Noguchi gave this chronology: Miss flail died first, hit in the forehead by a bullet. The body! of a eat. believed her }>et. was found next to her Next to die was Mrs. Perry Bullets severed her spinal cord and pierced her right lung It was then that the four re mauling SLA "soldiers” forced (heir way into a 20 inch crawl space There they found a brief respite from the searing smoke and fire, •
No T ear Gas
Noguchi said no trace of tear gas was found in their lungs but! the gas nudies they wore had melted on their fares
ROCHESTER, Minn. < AP)
A Mayo Clinic cancer specialist describes as worthless an early cancer detection test which has been approved by the U.S. Food arui Drug Administration.
Dr • Charles Mantel sass the test is very expensive and has no value for diagnosis of cancer in an early and curable stage Ile says it might even dause death ii tests of cancer patients prove negative and they fail to get the disease diagnosed iii time for effective treatment Moertel’s views on the ear cinoembryonic antigen (CEA* test are iii a letter published in the Journal of the Amen can Medical Assn He was critical of an an nouncement rn the AMA Jour
iud saying “it may he possible to make early detection of certain carcinomas, particularly those of the colon, rectum. pancreas and lung T’he assay may ofter the dim elan an early detection method ”
Moertel said the claims seem to he made incontrovertible by an additional statement that “data from 35,000 assays performed on more than IO,(too individuals con firmed the test’s reliability "
The Mayo specialist sat I that, in the minds ut patients and doctors, early diagnosis and detection of cancer rcalis Iically means “at a stage when there can be a reason able expectation of cure.
“It must be emphasized that the 35,000 assays iii IO,OOO
individuals in no way pertain to this question," he wrote “The overwhelming majority of patients in these studies had advanced cancer far beyond the hope of cure.”
To dispute claims, Moertel used figures from a study of CEA test results at the Mayo Mime, Presbyterian hospital iii New York and Boston City hospital He said the tests in vo Iv cd 149 patients with cancer of till' bowel wall
He said only 25 percent of the 149 had a CEA positive test
“Both these and those whose reactions were negative already had significant symptoms that led their physician to the diagnosis of cancer,” he said.
He stressed that the 149 pa tients were not sympton-frce or patients with minimal disease
He said a better and cheaper job for early diagnosis of cancer of the colon and rectum could be done with a proctoscopic examination. colon X ray exam or even just a history of bowel habit and finger examination of the rectum
Moertel said the same poor results had been shown with CEA testing on patients with cancer of the pancreas and lung. Ile said there was not a single recorded instance of a CEA-positive test making possible early diagnosis with ul timate cure in cither of those cancer sites
For weeks Ford has been urging moderation and compro- mediately mise, both in his public statements and presumably in his private contacts with the President
On Wednesday, Nixon sent the judiciary committee a letter declaring he would give no furhter Watergate material That night,
Ford said in Wilmington, Del., that, if the panel finds that additional tapes would be relevant to the inquiry. ‘‘I hope the President will give it to them, the sooner the better ’’
Next morning, with little advance notice, the President called Ford in for a talk that was followed bv more than the
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