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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 26, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City Ijosl Mon* Than ll (iaincd (In Section A) Weather— Mostly cloudy with chance ol ruin today through Monday; high today in low 70s low tonight in 50s, high Monday in (ids. VOLUME 92 NUMMER 137t venice of I ‘'adoral I amis in loud (In Section B) Section A [Kl CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SUNDAY, MAY 26, 1974 CITY FINAL 35 CENTS ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Nixon, Impeachment $gy Peace Unit To Compromise s_ yjj p.„i iHINCTON (AP) Attv.' circumstance:    nrohihited    re    111    «    llU All but Set WASHINGTON (AP; Atty. Gen William B. Saxbe ruled Saturday that the Internal Revenue Service may not turn over President Nixon’s tax returns and audits to the house judiciary eommittci but the White circumstances prohibited re lease of the Nixon material. “My conclusion is that the statutory provisions in question are not overriden by the powers of the committee on the judiciary,” Saxbe wrote Simon. The Internal Revenue Code .JERUSALEM tary of State (AP) — Secre-K clinger ap- House said Nixon was willing to work out a compromise.    prohibits release of IRS data to peared to be closer than ever to Saxbe issued his opinion in all but a few congressional com- a final Syrian-Israeli dison-; response to requests by the judi- mittees and select committees I gagement Gazette Photo by Dale Hankie jciary committee for Nixon tax information for use in its impeachment inquiry. “Saieguards” In Key Biscayne, where Nixon 'is spending the Memorial day weekend, Press Secretary Ziegler said Nixon will direct his lawyers to consult with counsel for the committee in an effort to make the data available “under appropriate safeguards.” Ziegler pointed out that matters relating to Nixon’s taxes “have already been exhaustively reviewed” and that Nixon had taken “the (Continued . Page 3, Col 7.) Tape Sends SLA Order To Patricia agreement following five hours of talks Saturday with Syrian President Assad in Damascus. Kissinger flew hack to Israel late Saturday night and said he would return to Damascus on Sunday. He left two aides there working on what Syrian sources said they believe is the text of a final pact separating the opposing armies in the Golan Heights. BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -j The tape-recorded voices of a man and a woman who claimed to be affiliated with the Sym-j bionese Liberation Army paid ,    Al _ Saturday that Patricia Hears! confcr™g w,lh thc lsracl* nc«°- Party Meeting The secretary had planned on and two fugitive should regroup. The tape was broadcast unprecedented radj0 .station KPFA, which step” of making his tax returns ccived and were The Pinicon Ridge campgrounds on the Wapsipinicon river at Central City north of Cedar Rapids were busy places this weekend, but so were all 12 campgrounds in Linn county. Con servation Officer George Hamilton said he expected attendance to break a visitor record set in 1967 when 35,000 persons visited the campgrounds during a five-day holiday weekend. public when questions raised about them. However, the commute* seeks additional information 4 from broadcast the SLA companions fating team Saturday night, but the meeting was called off at the last minute because most of the negotiators were attending a several Labor party gathering at which shortly Premier-designate Yitzhak to hammer of cabinet by re-1 tapes j after it claimed responsibility I Rabin was trying also for kidnaping Miss Hearst Feb. out Ins new slate Bill Northwood, news director ministers. A senior American official Report Evidence Nails Down Hunt Payoff had been advised bv its attor-sajd Kissinger had moved Israel and Syria “quite close” to an agreement By James M. Naughton New York Times Service WASHINGTON - The house been “leaked judiciary committee has what tive inference its investigators believe is con- ident.” who, elusive evidence that a hush money payment of $75,000 to E. Howard Hunt was initiated on few press secretary to the President, to the judiciary committee last Three members of the judici- come of the impeachment procharged the information had March 25 by the grand jury and ary committee disclosed separa- ceedings. to create a nega- were examined at a closed im- tely, and Unger confirmed in As related by the judiciary against the Pres- peachment hearing last week he said, had never    ..    , Major Defense heretofore unpublicized on IRS of the Berkeley station, said it investigations and tax audit including one which resulted in    ney not    to disclose how the    lat- a ruling earlier this    year    that    est tape    came into its hands. Nixon owes more than $400,000 The woman identified herself forces in thc in back taxes.    as General F ield Marshal    Ca-    was    una^je    c(ose    the    gap    bc- Ziegler added that    the    IRS    birlla    the federated forces ol    tween    the    two    sides completely, after extensive investigation ^ V m J 0    s_^    J [“found no fraudulent conduct by Army I rn i t i n g military border area but the interview, that records proved the his travel committee members from the President. dinner — grand jury evidence they saw, House defense of the — was on March 21. authorized such a payment. Unger confirmed, in a tele phone interview this weekend, White March 21. 1973, a few hours that he was the so_ca|icd **mys. prcsidcnt _ that the datc of the after I resident Nixon told John jery witness” whose dinner en-payment gagerncrd in Washington on March 21 was, unwittingly, the crucial clue to determining the ironically, in LaRue’s apart- and affirmed by Unger, the fol- “The President, in an effort to expedite tin* inquiry of the The records rebut a major ment at the Watergate complex lowing are the main ingredients house judiciary committee, will in what one congressman called nevertheless direct his counsel “I only had dinner there once the* case of the smoky fire- to consult with counsel to (he ju Officials had predicted before lith session with the secretary would Liberation Army of Ameri-^iake another visit to the Syrian I capital during his current peace mission only if a settlement was reached. Dean that such a would “keep the cap on the bot tie” of the Watergate scandal The evidence, pinpointing the daje 0f ^u, payment to Hunt date of the payment to Hunt, a convicted Watergate Unger’s testimony about the (on sp I djnncr party, along with his tor. is based on the travel    * payment to Hunt was unclear and that the senate Watergate commute initially fixed the date at March 20, one day before Nixon said he first learned that week,” Unger said. “My records seem to indicate that it was on thc 21st. I won t budge from that was there.” Unger is not under invesliga place: On tho night LaRue had dinner in at his apart- I’m just sorry that I ment with Unger and Manyon Millican, another former campaign official. LaRue said a key diciary committee in an effort question, to assist in making available to the committee under appropriate safeguards the information which the committee believes it needs,” Ziegler said. hush money payments tion jor apparently innocent to remembering the dinner wa* records of Sherman I nger. a Cincinnati lawyer and former Nixon administration official. “Negative Inference" travel records substantiating thc datc of the dinner, were central elements of evidence that led a federal grand jury here to indict seven former associates involvement in thc March 21 events. But his testimony about them. which he said he gave the tin* same night as the of the silence money the fireplace in the Informed of the contenu of of the President for this article. Ronald Ziegler, Ford Cites Need For Public Trust In Government the Watergate in- of th* and the scope of the Watergate cover-up attempt. Hunt and Frederick LaRue the former Nixon re-election grand jury late last year. “long    hud    malfunctioned,    filling committee official who served before March 21 took on any im-1    apart ment with smoke* allegedly    as a gobetween in the hush portance to me,” could prove to ‘    money payments, both testified be a critical factor in the at thc senate Watergate hear- Thousands Bid Final Farewell payment    “Difficult Decision” was that Treasury Secretary Simon, garment who has jurisdiction over thc I he irs, had asked Saxbe* to rule on the committee request because Earlier that day. allegedly at 0f t(1t and a member of thc war council of what she called Saturday s the newly formed United Peo- Assad that pie ca. She told Miss Hearst and fugitives William and Emily Harris: “If you have not received our message through proper ehannels, I say to you. regroup, regroup, do nothing in haste — we will unite in time.” The voice said a united front of urban guerilla organizations “was forged out of an emergency meeting after the events in Los Angeles last week.” The reference was to six SLA Kissinger told newsmen before his jet took off from Damascus: “We continued our detailed examination of various elements of a disengagement agreement. Two of my associates. Mr. Carlyle Maw and Mr. Alfred Atherton, stayed behind to work on the preparation of some basic documents, and I , ings that they could not recall rau the precise date of the March BOSTON dent Ford (AP said obstructing vestigation. More important, the records — receipts for an airline flight from Cincinnati to New York and a New* York hotel bill, along with Unger’s pocket appointment book — rep- a Watergate grand jury that In* Viee-presi- resent the key to a potential ar-|remembered the payment had Saturday night tide of impeachment charging b<>en made the same night he payment. Critical Factor LaRue subsequently told out- the instruction of former Atty, decision.”    l*e Gen. Mitchell. I-iRuc took Sax|)e ru|{>d that statutory 17 $75,000 in $100 bills remaining provisions making income tax from secret campaign funds and information confidential except (Continued: Page 3, Col 6 )    in certain carefully prescribed    <( ■ Militia i .u|uv«    v.    .    w 111 return tomorrow to discuss “extraordinarily difficult rricrnbers vvhf> due in a gun a _ further details with President and fire in Los Angeles May Assad Because of that incident, the said. the group had added Hitmueri: Page 3. Col. 8 ) Nixon Visit Biscayne, Flu spokesman But To Ellington that “a climate of trust and understanding between the government and the people is essential” for the nation’s system to work. He told a dinner of the Assn. of American Editorial Cartoonists that they have much to do with that climate and “so do those who temporarily hold high office.” Ford told tilt* group he can’t qualify as “a consistent computer” but dropped a portion of his prepared text in which he said differences in his position stem from an effort to see things from different views. However, an aide said Ford stands by the material deleted., In th. ' <U I, t.-<l ,Million, I ort! 1<> ronu-rt Spin, Akii.;w said, “Some cartoons have suggested that I zig and zag, that my position on important issues changes from day to day, and that I don’t know all the an swers The truth is that I don’t even know all the questions. President Nixon with obstruc- (lad dinner with tion of justice.    friend, whom he The records were turned over the grand jury as Unger Turned to Religion To Fill Emptiness: Colson WASHINGTON ( U I Charles Colson, a forme House aide indicted in the Watergate cover-up. .said in an interview ti) la* broadcast today that he turned to religion to relieve “a great emptiness" he felt after White House duty He also said he tried unsuccessfully I call the shots as I see may see the game dif-today than yesterday, see it from a different them ferently I might i angle ” In his you want pcerh, Ford said, “ll Senator Hughes (D-lowa) who guided Colson’s spiritual revival, added that he believes the man once known as President Nixon’s “hatchet man” has truly become “a baby in Christ ” Con alist Colson, regarded as one of Nixon's toughest loyalists during his thrco years as White House special counsel, discussed his spiritual conversion in a I —! Brotherhood White group The interview, on CBS-TV's “60 Minutes", was released iii transcript form Saturday “When I left the White House I felt a great emptiness,” Colson said. “I had survived tho bureau erat ic in-fighting in the White House to become one of the President’s top assistants. I was 42 years old I thought to myself NEW YORK (AP) - Thousands of friends, admirers and fellow musicians lined up Satur a    personal    day to view thc body of jazz identified    to    great Duke Ellington,    lying in stat e wearing the    nation’s Medal of Freedom. Ellington, who succumbed to cancer and pneumonia at the age of 75. lay in an open coffin surrounded by dozens of floral j displays as mourners filed by at a rate of 1.000 an hour. Among the mourners Saturday were two members of Ellington’s first band in 1923 — singer Maria Lucas,    67, and Frisco Bowman, 71. a New Orleans-born drummer and guitar player who called Ellington “in the first class of jazz musicians ” Red Callender, a more recent j member of the Duke’s ensemble. said he first met Ellington as a boy, at the Colton Club in! Harlem Clark Doubts Nixon Will Quit; Feels Impeachment Will Pass in Christ prayer what am I going to do next’’ “I d Ilk** to say that I had a spiritual longing, (hut) I didnt really. I had an emptiness that me to he a consistent televised interview with CBS TV computer, I can’t qualify. But I do try very sincerely to Im* an honest and <>|m*ii human boing ” newsman Mike Wallace and Hughes, the liberal Democrat wlio is Colson’s mentor in tin* “He’s tho cause of whatever I ani today,” said Callender, ai bass and tuba player. “I’m*not really sad I’m just happy that was based upon wanting to find he came this way.” some other high mountain that I could scale or something else I could achieve in my life* so I could |Hunt to my friends my family and say, ‘lx>ok Good Chuck Colson is.’ ” and how Colson said (Continued: self examination j Page 3, ( ol 5 t I off<i if**’ i'huvkh* How come politicians who claim the country is ruined are trying so hard to get control of the wreck •’ Copyright Bv Frank Ny** President Nixon probably won t resign “unless he becomes convinced he’s going to he convicted by the senate. “And he won’t be convicted unless the evidence makes it very, very clear that he is guilty.” Those views were expressed by U.S. Sen. Dick Clark, Iowa Democrat, in an interview in Cedar Rapids Saturday. Iowa's junior senator said lie thinks the house will im (leach President Nixon He said every member of the house of representatives with whom In* has discussed it. regardless of party, feels that the house will vote impeach ment. But. Clark added, con \ lotion by the senate is souk' thing else. “I have not heard a single senator say lie will \ote for or against conviction," he explained. “Senators are very cautious on prejudging tin* evidence befur* even seeing it for them selves “in my own case, I think that is proper because if I am Sen. Dick Clark going to sit as a judge at the trial I want to look at the evidence in tho fairest and most judicious way “It is extremely important th.it the senate he non-partisan that it be most objective.” Clark expressed astonishment that some of the colleagues ho associates with almost da ly are being listed in some quarters as for or against conviction before they've seen thc evidence. He pointed out that a two-thirds majority vote of the 100-member senate 67 votes is required to convict the President and observed “it s hard to get a two-thirds vote iii the senate on what day it is. “.lust since I ve been in the senate (since 1973) we have overridden the President’s vetoes only once out of ll times.’’ Clark recalled A two-thirds majority is required to override ( lark doesn’t think Presided Nixon should resign. “I don’t think resignation is the right course," he explained. “because it leaves too many unresolved questions in the people’s minds Clark returned to the state last week and also returned to the hiking method that helped hun unseat former Sen Jack Miller, Republican incumbent, in 1972 when he walked 1.313 miles across Iowa. He walked 12 mil* s in the Mason (Tty area Friday be iContinued Page UA, Col 5 ) In Key Biscayne, ria, a White House spokesman said President Nixon would visit the Middle East “at some point in the near future,” hut there was no i in in e d i a t e indication whether tilt* trip would be linked in some way with Kissinger’s current mission Iii Jerusalem, a senior gov- (Continued: Page 3. Col 4. ) Today s Index SECTION A I .tie Newt I, I. I* City Milt Notes J Deaths J Editorials et Accent on Youth a Report Card ii SECTION ■ Iowa Nows television Table * I * ii Political Calendar a F ood I Marion I •k 2 *< • O 2 Notes a Building IO ll Movies I* IS Record Reviews I* Farm la ll SECTION C Social I la Around the Town 2 New Books I Travel IS SSCTION ti Sports I I Outdoor Iowa a F manual no New york Stocks I Want Ads 11 JO Crossword Ii Parade Mevaime LM Comics I I ;