Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 8, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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VOLUME 02 NUMBER SOS
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CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1974
ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES
KENT GUARDSMEN ACQUITTED
MOSCOW (UPI) - China has sent the Soviet Union a conciliatory message calling for a nonaggression pact and the separation of forces along their tense, 4.500-mile frontier.
It was the first public indication that the Chinese might be prepared to talk about a nonaggression pact between the world's two leading Communist powers.
Official Chinese sources said Peking sent the message to the Kremlin Thursday on the 57th anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution.
Diplomatic sources said the Chinese hesitated in the past to enter into a non-aggression pact with the Soviets because they feared losing any rights to disputed territory along the border.
The Kremlin, on the other hand, has long opposed a separation of forces agreement claiming it would concede legitimacy to Chinese land claims.
The Soviet Union wants any territorial solution based on 19th Century agreements described by Peking as “unequal treaties.”
Sources said the message reaffirms a 1969 agreement between Premiers Alexei Kosygin and Chou En-lai for the border disputes to be settled by discussion rather than force.
The sources said Peking, in the new message, said “the mutual understanding' of the 1969 agreement “should be adhered to” on such issues as non-aggression and separation of forces.
Reply to Kosygin
The message said China ‘frequently has proposed that the two sides should hold talks to achieve relations of friendship and good neighborliness.’’
The Soviet Union also maintains it has made repeated overtures to China but has been rebuffed by the Peking leadership.
Last weekend, Kosygin said in a speech at Frunze, near the Chinese border, that the Soviet Union wished to make the frontier a place of “peace, good neighborliness and friendship.”
It was not immediately known whether the Chinese message was in direct reply to Kosygin.
Uphold Liddy Conviction
WASHINGTON (API - The U. S. court of appeals for the District of Columbia Friday upheld the conviction of G. Gordon Liddy for conspiracy, burglary and wiretapping in the Watergate breakin.
The decision marked the first test of the original Watergate convictions. The seven-judge court was unanimous.
“Judge John Sirica’s palpable search for truth in such a trial was not only permissible, it was in the highest tradition of his office as a federal judge,’’ the court said.
“And although his execution of this objective presented problems, as must be acknowledged, they were not of a kind that deprived defendants of a fair trial.”
The judges said that, where Sirica made mistakes, “it must be ranked as harmless rather than prejudicial error.’’
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MANILA (AP) - Typhoon Gloria is blamed for the death of a woman and her seven children in a landslide
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Sinca Naming Doctors To Check Nixon Health
Gazette Leased Wires
WASHINGTON - US.
Nixon to be cross-examined at his San Clemente, Calif., estate after the former President is
Judge Says Rights Case Not Proved
trict Judge John Sirica said Friday he will appoint a team 0f IweU enough to answer questions, three doctors to examine Rich-1 ^ videotape cf his testimony
ard Nixon and recommend wrU,d be P1^ for the jUIY |
whether the former President! If Nixon does wit get well CLEVELAND (AP) — U. S.
I will be healthy enough to testify j enough to appaar at the trial, a District Judge Frank Battisti
at the Watergate cover-up trial, third alternative is to take aipriday granted a motion for
The judge said he hoped to written deposition and either . .
choose the panel, including a read the results to the jurors or q e gbt former Ohio
heart specialist and an lnternafhand it to them to read them- national guardsmen indicted in medicine specialist, by next selves. : the 1970 Kent State shootings.
week. Another possibility mentioned Battisti said the evidence at
There was no immediate in-i by Sirica Thursday was to move I the conclusion of the govern-dication how soon the examina- the entire trial, including the ment’s case was not sufficient tion could take place. jury, to California for the dura-;to prove beyond a reasonable
Sirica acted on a formal mo tion of Nixon’s testimony. doubt that the defendants had a
tion from lawyers for defendant Haldeman Videotape specific intent to deprive anyone John Erlichman, who have sub- nr3tPro.. n..„0„,lt.rc of tbeir civil rights,
poenaed Nixon. Watergate prosecutors, mean- He said, “We’re not dealing
One of the Ehrlichman law- *i,h grossly negligent discharge
vers William Frates said Siri- ^ portion of Haldeman s vi- 0f weapons, we’re not dealing
ca alr^dy has a list' of realty leBttolony the *ith ^ wound or
L d,ll-duy ‘nu o* really senate Watererte commit pp rn u..* —i.. .
In U. S. at Last
‘Matter of Law’
Flanked by New York Senators James Buckley, left, and Jacob Javits, Simas Kudirka, Lithuanian seaman, talks about his four years in a Siberian labor camp resulting from his 1970 attempt at U. S. asylum. He jumped from a Soviet vessel to a U. S. coast guard cutter off Massachusetts but was returned to his ship. He has now been allowed to come to the U. S. through the efforts of American sympathizers who discovered that his mother had been born in this country.
Drinking Water Safety Study Set
WASHINGTON (UPI) — The will tell us how widespread and;safety of drinking environmental protection serious the situation is that we Bonally.” agency Friday orderedI an im-:foun<j jn tbe ngw Orleans “From recent
mediate nationwide study of the; . . „ „ ■ -A * 1 study, Train said.
great doctors' who have alt maim' bUt °nly With S^cific
agreed to do this ’’ tention to deprive one of certain
8 ° The former White House chief rights ”
“Clarify” 0f staff is accused in one of the ,
On Thursday, Nixon’s lawyer, counts of the indictment against Herbert Miller, reported to Siri- j him of lying in sworn testimony. He told the jury that “at the ca that Nixon would be unable before the senate, but there are start of this trial I told you that to do anything as strenuous as conflicts in the official tran- you would decide certain facts, answer questions in a criminal scription of his words as pub- hut at the conclusion of the gov-trial for at least two to three lished by the committee. ernment’s case there are no
months. j The prosecutors, side-stepping facts to be decided by you.
Frates said he did not doubt technical conflicts over the “As a matter of law, the (lethe medical reports being sent Panted word, are planning on fondants must be acquitted of from Nixon’s bedside in Califon usin8 videotape, a procedure the offenses with which they are
Sirica has indicated he will charged,” Battisti went on. “I probably allow. found no intention on the part of
Moore Testified any defendant to deprive any-
Former Nixon campaign aideI0**®**1*8civijrights.’
Powell Moore was to be back on government s chief attor-the witness stand Friday. neY» Cohert Murphy, said: ‘ I rn
Nervous and sometimes stam- not Part,cular!y surprised ’ by
nia, but wanted to “clarify the whole situation’’ since he believes Nixon is an indispensable witness in Ehrlichman’s defense.
country’s drinking water supplies to determine if they con- Undoubtedly
tain cancer-causing chemicals, pounds have been present EPA Administrator Russell E drinking water for many years. Train ordered the survey after a until recently chemical methods new EPA study of the drinking * ^ haye M ^ juf. water supply in New Orleans ,. . '
showed minute traces of 66 or-i !cl y sensitive t0 ganic chemicals, some of which tnem-
are known cancer causers. I “Even with the modem techie New Orleans study was ni(Jues’ tbe concentration of the undertaken last July at the re-jcornpounds could not be ade-; quest of city officials and the ?uuate,y measured even though results were released Friday. tbelr presence was detected.
Train said the nationwide
studies of Kanawha river in West Virginia; the drinking water supplies of Evansville, Ind.; Washington, D. C.; Cincinnati; and eight unnamed Nebraska communities, it is evident that the presence of cancer-causing subdued j stances in water is widespread,” the EDF report said. ‘These substances escape
Lawyers for defendant H. R. water na-water treatment processes be- Haldenmn joined in Frates’moralise these processes were dc- tion and other defense counsel t ............................. # _
.^signed, in the latter 19th and did not object. The prosecution mering, Moore admitted Thurs- theA dec‘s10"'
early 20th Centuries and have also did not object, but said it day' he had “withheld certain Asked whether further action
not been updated to keep pace saw no need to have court doc- facts” from the grand jury _iwas planned against the ex-
with the rising levels of hazard- ters examine Nixon, ous chemicals in water.” “We don’t conceive of the
The group said a million peo- former President as an impor-
particularly an unsuccessful ef- £uardsmen. Murphy replied,
'“As far as I'm concerned, it s
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pie in New Orleans may be ex
tant or vital witness for the gov-
posed to the problem, and there ernment’s case,” said chief trial would be 50 fewer cancer deaths prosecutor James Nea. “We a year among white males there I don’t even conceive of him as
; an important witness for any
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study would first involve an
“What we learn from this na- analysis of community water tional reconnaissance survey supplies to determine how wide-;
20% Increase Announced in ADC Payments
Taking Second Look At Gibson Nomination
WASHINGTON (AP) — The) President Ford announced he j
defendant’s case. But we have no objection.”
The decision was made and announced before the jury was called in for the 30th day of the trial. Jurors have not been told of Nixon’s critical illness.
Sirica said Thursday he be-
Guilty Plea By Nixon Tax Deal Figure
WASHINGTON (AP) - Edward Morgan, former White House lawyer, who helped arrange for Richard Nixon to take a more-than-$500,000 tax deduction for the gift of his pre-
“Series of Blunders”
Battisti called the shootings (“a series of tragic blunders and mistakes in judgment.”
In his 17-page written decision. Battisti stressed that his verdict was not a judgment of whether the guardsmen were justified in firing their weapons, and who was responsible for the shootings.
“It must be clearly understood that the conduct both of the guardsmen who fired and of the guard and state officials
spread the problem^ is; andI if it p ^ administration is taking a|was his choice for the energy lieves he can permit videotaped is having an impact on health. swond |oo|< nomination of lob testimony by Nixon without presidential papers, pled guilty who placed the guardsmen in
!.'Tr ItfZhZl? ^ Andrew Gibson to be federal Gibson said he had expected creating a circus atmosphere. friday of conspiring to violate 'he situation . . .is neither ap-
. j.. iwLotiirfipH energy administrator after dis- to be nominated for deputy di- Sirica said he may
Ur,,. „ rector of the International Labor "
energy administrator after disclosure that he has a lucrative I agreement with an oil transport Organization in Geneva, the company. Times reported.
Press Secretary Ron Nessen Senator McGovern (D-S. D.)j said Thursday that Gibson’s no- called on Ford to withdraw the | ruination will not be sent to the nomination and said the senate senate for confirmation until the should reject it if he does not.
FBI completes checks on him.
Galley Release On Bail Ordered
allow!the tax laws proved nor vindicated by this
! Morgan, 36, of Los Angeles, opinion.” Battisti said.
pled to a charge filed by the ^ *s entirely possible that special Watergate prosecutor's I state officials may yet wish to office. pursue criminal prosecutions
The criminal information a1- against various persons respon-leged that he and unnamed co- s‘ble for the events at Kent conspirators concealed ‘ * t he (State. This opinion does not pass
its background I "Gibson has a million-dollar I, 5®^ 0Rl®ANS lAP? " A true facte and circumstances on the propriety of such prose-its Background Gibson nasa million-dollar federal appeals court Friday or- regarding the custody, control cutwns, if any ” he continued.
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ring through his nose with the dered release on bail of William dominion of the
J1’ s disclosure camel oil industry holding the chain atjL. Calley, convicted of murder- ^^idemial'^pers of'Richard
______________ after the New York Times re- the other end, McGovern said jog 22 Vietnamese villagers at vt Nixon ”
'n, ~ I * , p. f ported that Gibson received a “There can be only one reason Mv Lai VuI a
The Environmental Defense jj.mjjjjon separation agreement . I Th® deduction
with Interstate Oil Transport Co. of Philadelphia.
The Times said the agreement assures Gibson of about $100,0001 on
He also said EPA is studying I the role of chlorination of water DES MOINES (IDPA) - Gov.'supplies to determine if it Robert Ray announced Friday a I causes cancer-inducing agents 20 percent increase in the rate 1° develop when combined with of payments to recipients of the chemicals already in (the water, states aid to dependent children1 But he said current knowledge program, effective with the indicates the benefits of chlorin-Dec. I payments. ation far outweigh the risks
Ray’s office said the increase was made possible after a care-|pun(j a private group, had re-ful analysis of the present AIK ported Thursday a “significant program, the impact of inflation; reiationShip” between cancer on low-income people and the deaths in New Orleans and the present status of the depart-1 public water supply, ments fiscal position. rs report was based on data
Estimated annual cost of the from a jg^ EPA study which benefit increase is $4.4 million jUp bas got little national
dollars and state appropriations Attention, effecting some 81.000 recipients. J ^
Under the new schedule, pay-1 Serious Question
ment for a family of four would The private group said the!said he would receive $88,000 a! “Before the nomination isi . i ------—-----
become $356 per month a $60, two-year-old figures raise j year under the 10-year contract. I sent to the senate, these check, jotters concurred. Judg0 Thomas changed late in 1969 to vastly |
increase from the present $296 [“serious questions about the'ne said he was surprised when will be completed ” the secre- e dld Part‘cipate. reduce the amount allowed as a *>Hers were vvounota. ine eigne
♦ irv grided ! ^be amount of bail is to be set I deduction for a charitable con- als0 were chargec* w'in aePri v ’
Deputy Press Secretary John by U S‘ Dustrict Jud8e J K°b- tribut ion of personal papers. ling the victimsand others of the
Hus hen said Ford was not|ert E1)iott’ wh« ordered Galley! Morgan was a deputy counsel | right*
aware of Gibson’s separation i*ree<* Sept. 25.
A special state grand jury
.ne u«iu^.w was reviewed four years ag0 *xonerate(i the
for this appointment — and that jn an extraordinary proce- earlier this year and disallowed nat*ona* guardsmen and state
is a further raid on the Ameri- dure, all 15 judges of the Fifth bv lht. irs Thcre was no aile- officials of any b,amc in the
can consumer by big oil.” ju. s. circuit court of appeals cation of tax fraud shootings but returned indict-
I The usual background check were summoned secretly to u.S. District Judge George ments a8ainst 25 students and
Gibson was not conducted (New Orleans to consider Hart deferred sentencing until formor students.
Most of the
annually from Ihc company for before Ford nominated him last whether Calley should remain in rt of a pre-sentence^report [charge, were eventually
pres' T 10 Prison while the army appeals a and released Morgan on per- dropped and there were no coo-
ident of Interstate in May. because of the urgency c f the ijower court decision ordering ym-,! recognizance ,victions.
Mfl.OOli a Year appointer^!. Nessen told re- hjs release. The prosecutors charged that Thc eight were charged with
in an interview with the lH>rlC”' Ten judges voted to order Morgan backdated a deed to the "‘1tl,ullya*”“‘‘“!*I. w‘‘'T
Times published Friday, Gibson Not Aware (bail, .ludge Robert Ainsworth papers lo read March 27,1969. *■ ® . „hj, (nor do
wrote a dissent in which throe jhev noted that tax laws were flareup in which four Mu-
j were killed and nine
Billion for Slower Mail?
WASHINGTON (UPI) -The Postal Service has figured out a new, billion-dollar system that means a package going from El Paso to Midland, Texas, 301 miles, will travel 1,794 miles.
Under the new national bulk mail system, a parcel mailed in Pensacola for Panama City, Fla., 103 miles away, will go through New Orleans, Memphis and Jacksonville.
The General Accounting Office questions the efficiency of such a system, expected to cost almost $1 billion for buildings and machinery.
The system aims to use more mechanized equipment for sorting parcels, catalogs, books, films, circulars, weekly
papers, trade journals and “non-time value” magazines.
The system is under con-s t r u c t i o n and should be operating by late 1975. It will use 21 bulk mail centers and 12 auxiliary facilities.
GAO said that for most packages sent less than 600 miles
— 58 percent of those handled
— the mail will actually be slower.
It questioned the claim that by 1984 the system will save $500 million a year, and said the standards the Postal Service is promising fall short of the present delivery standards of its chief competitor.
Postmaster General Klas-sen, asked by GAO to re
spond, did not dispute the findings.
But he said: “To most customers a one-day difference in delivery standards is not critical, so long as the service Is consistent, packages are not damaged and the price is right.”
Anyway, he said, the service had to do something about “outmoded facilities, inadequate mechanization and unsatisfactory processing methods” and it decided installing a new system as better than piecemeal solutions.
If the plan works to thc service’s satisfaction, it plans to invest $4 billion in similar mechanization for first-class mail.
agreement when he announced the appointment.
Hush en said the reason for not having a background check in advance of the announcement was because Gibson already had a full field investigation for previous government posts and all that was needed was an FBI update.
Gibson served in the Nixon administration as maritime administrator and assistant secretary of commerce.
Asked if Ford had second thoughts about the nomination, Nessen said, “Let’s see what the checks turn up.” He added that the nomination had not been sent to congress because congress is in recess, contending it would be incorrect to say it was now being held up.
Wed, Then Convicted Of Killing First Wife
of freedom without due legal process.
Five also were charged with
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla (AP) — A man being tried for second-degree murder in the slaying of his wife got married during a court recess shortly before a jury returned a guilty verdict.
Lunes Seiber, 35, married Wanda Dalzell, 23, during the lunchtime recess Thursday. Seiber, who had been free on bond, was ordered jailed following his conviction. But a spokeswoman for his attorney said Friday that he was released late Thursday after his bail iwas reinstated.
A six-member jury found him guilty of the beating death of his wife, Caroline, 32, last April.
The couple, who took out a marriage license the day before the trial began Tuesday, had the ceremony performed at the J Farm .. courthouse in the chambers of' Financial County Judge W. C. Williams.
Authorities had subpoenaed Miss Dalzell but she was never called to testify
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Movies ............ • • 12, 13
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days later led officials to her Hunt Ads ...............2MY
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