Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 20, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Clear und cold to- night with lows in lliu low 20s. Piirlly cloudy 'I'hursilny with highs in upper 'Ills. CITY FINAL 15 CENTS VOLUME 02 NUMBER 315 CEDAR KAPIDS, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 157-1 ASSOCIATED 1'KESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES er Cuts To DETROIT (AP) The WASHINGTON (AP) The Watergate, cover-up trial jury Wednesday heard another chapter in a continuing saga: How John Mitchell refused to the blame for Watergate despite presidential pressure that he do so. Tlie jurors were transported back in time again through reels of tape, to April 14, 1973 when John Ehrlichman reportee how Mitchell received the Rich- ard Nixon suggestion that he ac- cept the Watergate heat. "He lobbed rnudballs at the White House at every opportuni Ehrlichman is heard telling Nixon after his unsuccessful ef fort. "Innocent" "He is an innocent man in his heart and in his mind and he does not intend to move off that Ehrlichman reported: "He said if I'm indicted it is going to be very hard but 1 can't let people get away with this kind of thing I am just going to have to defend myself every way I can." After hearing the report, Nixon commented: "One, one footnote is, uh, that, uh, his, uh, throwing it off on the White House isn't going to help him one damn bit." But he understood the impact of Mitchell's position. "The fault is the White House's rather than his Nixon said. "It's bad if he gets up there and says that, it's a hell of a problem for us." "Videotape Objection" Before the jurors were brought in Wednesday, H. R. Haldeman's lawyer asked again that the jury not be permitted to see a 10-minutc videotape of Haldeman's testimony before the senate Watergate committee last year because it would be a "spectacle on one count of Mr. Haldeman's being singled out for photographic purposes." Chrysler Corp. has announced Ihousands of additional layoffs, raising to the number of its employes scheduled to be off their jobs in December. Chrysler said Tuesday that it was laying off workers temporarily and indefi- nitely, closing all but one of its six U.S. car plants and making "extreme cutbacks" at 42' man- ufacturing plants from the day before Thanksgiving until Jan. 6. The firm said the action is aimed at cutting its inventory of unsold cars. The firm is the nation's sev- enth largest with a total blue- collar work force of With workers currently on indefinite layoff, the total effect on Picture Page) of Die layoffs will be to put out of work in December or about 61 percent of the Chrysler work force. Further Layoffs Some auto workers are on layoffs this week, including indefinitely at General Motors, at Ford, and at Chrysler. The remain- ing are on temporary layoff. .0 cave said one union of- ficial. Facing the prospect of at least Big Three employes out of work in the pre-Clirislmas period, quickly union and officers angrily reacted to the The total Big force is Three down work from just 13 months ago, and there are persistent reports that further layoffs are imminent. "II. looks like the roof is about avl NEW YORK (AP) A busi- ness man kidnaped from his Long Island home at gunpoint a week ago has been releases after payment of ran- som, the FBI reported Wednes- day. Jack Tcich, 34, of Kings Point Chrysler announcement. United Auto Workers Vice- president Doug Fraser accusec Chrysler of "sloppy manage- ment" or "manipulation" anc said the layoffs were the mosl serious ever at Chrysler "in terms of one fell swoop." He called for the resignation! of Chrysler Chairman Lynr Townscnd and President John Riccardo, blaming them foi Chrysler'.s buildup of un sold new cars enough to sup- ply dealers for four months. "Workers Pay" "When they make mistakes, they don't pay for them, the workers pay for Fraser said, pointing out that the firm produced more cars than it sold in September and Oc- tober. Three Detroit assembly plants ill be down along with two. others, leaving just the St. Louis I 'acility in operation. Although the firm will not close its 42 supply plants, pro- duction cutbacks there were de- scribed as "extreme" with many layoffs. The firm said it will trim cars, from a production schedule of Fraser said Chrysler will save million in holiday pay by !aying off the workers. Under a special agreement reached will; the UAW on Tues- day, workers with more than a year seniority will receive 100 percent of their regular take home pay during the eight-day holiday period, including com- pany and government unem- ployment benefits. Normally, idled workers gel 95 percent of take home pay. Fraser said Chrysler has agreec to donate million to make up for the lost five percent in the The government wants to show the video tape segment a: evidence on one of the thrc have mistaken the younger of the two robbers for a boy. Both suspects in Tuesday night'c incidents were described what one would have hoped for years of records turned over lo 'the public because I don't Hunk Hint, is necessary." Miller told Sirica at a session of 111' wilh Ihc jury absent. Sirica I old Miller Hint 'understand it. it will only be necessary for the doclors to state their conclusions for the record whether or not we can have a deposition taken or wluil liavo you. You don't, have lo spread if (Nixon's medical his- tory) on the public record." hold up Schillig Pharmacy, 428 Center Point road NE, five min- and was as constructive ai positive a summit conference :iny Kissinger has been involve n since 19G.9. "I tlu'nk (lie President feels xlrcmely good about Kis- inger said. Trade, Anns The communique also de- ilared that Japan and the U. S. 'remain committed to their in- ernational pledges to avoid actions which adversely affect he economies of other nations. Sidestepping the touchy politi- jal question here of U. S. navy hips visiting Japanese ports vithout unloading their nuclear veaoons. Hie communique said: "The U. S. and Japan recog- lizo the need for dedicated ef- 'orts by all countries to pursue ulditional arms limitation and arms reduction measures, in larticular controls over nuclear armaments. But all the U. S.-Japancsc agreements were shadowed by predictions from within Tana- ka's own ruling Liberal Demo- cratic party that the prime min- ister might be forced to resign very shortly after he bids Ford farewell. Ford flies to the ancient impe- rial capital of Kyoto.on Thurs- day and will fly from there to Seoul, South Korea, Friday foi a day's stay before going to Vladivostok for arms talks will: Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev. TV Speech After a final morning meeting with Tanaka and other senioi Japanese officials, Ford ad (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) A -erman jumbo jetliner crashed and burned Wednesday on take off from Nairobi airport, killing 59 persons. Lufthansa said 98 persons survived the first fatal crash of a Boeing 747, three- fourths of them virtually unin- jured. The West German airline's Nairobi manager, Helmuth Wolff, said 73 persons from the flight were totally unharmed and were expected lo fly on to Johannesburg on Thursday after spending a night at a Nairobi hotel. Critical Condition The other survivors were ad- itted to hospitals, three in crit- al condition, he said. He said most of the 139 pas- engers were German. He said ic survivors included 67 Ger- mans, 12 Americans, 10 Britons, our Canadians, two South Afri- ans, two Norwegians and one Belgian. .Police said all but two of the Americans, an unidentified man and his wife, were accounted for among the Twelve of the Americans were reported to be in a touring group from the Los Angeles area. An English woman tourist said the Americans were in the center of the big plane and that she (nought Ihrco of them were killed. Lufthansa's Frankfurt office said at Jeast Iwo Americans were among the survivors. They were identified as Susan Mary (Photos on Picture Page) ieaholm of San Pedro, Calif., and Thomas Scott, whose home :own was not immediately percent, of sales this year, compared lo a little less than 0.5 percent last year. The supermarkets dispute li. S. department of agricul- ture statistics on where Ihc money >ou spend on hoof is going. The latest department fig- ures, for example, show thai Ihc avora.no price of a pound of hoof at Hie retail level in the week ended Nov. 2 was just abunt the same as in April. 1973. The USDA says the carcass price the amount Ihc super- market pays was 93.3 ccnls per pound of usable bi-cf dur- ing the week ended Nov. 2 and the farm price per pound of usable beef was 81.9 cents. That works out lo a dif- ference of 42.5 cents between the amount Ihc supermarket pays for Ihc meat and the amount it sells il. (or. The government claims its figures take inlo account the fact that it takes 2.28 pounds of live animal and t.'ll pounds of carcass lo pound of hoof for salo. Thai's why it givos the price "per pound of usable meat." The supermarkets use a dif- forcnl set of figures. A spokes- man for Jewell supermarkets, a Midwestern chain, said that for the first 32 weeks of 1974, llie store paid an average of 74 cents a pound for a 600- pound carcass of beef. He said that carcass includ- ed 180 pounds of bone and fat that Ihc store sells to industri- al users for about It) cents per pound. If you take into account the amount the store sells for 10 ccnls a pound, the average selling price of the entire car- cass is only 92 cents per pound even though you pay more for the actual meat, the Jewell spokesman argued. That, works onl to a difference of about 18 cents, instead of i 42.5 eenls. i Tho suponnarkots also com- plain that government ana- lysts don't lake into account special sales on moat and they say mosl poopio do pur- chase salo ilonis. thus culling their budget. Kenyan News Agency as say- ing: "I was taking off normally the plane broke up and was suddenly going down. I don't what happened." Witnesses said the plane ap- parently lost power shortly after takeoff on Ihe final leg of a Frankfurt t o Johannesburg. South Africa, flight and its tail section struck an embankment, breaking the plane inlo a dozen pieces. "Slarled Sinking" R. R. Virdee, a Lufthansa em- ploye who saw the crash, said, "The plane reached an altitude of not more than 200 feet when il appeared to lose altitude. It started sinking and fell to the ground. "It hit a large embankment and went plowing through the field. The tail section came apart and burst into flames. The rest of the plane was totally disintegrated." A survivor, 36-year-old llorst llackbadth of Cape Town, South Africa, said he was sitting in the middle section. "The plane started lo llackbadth said. "II then just fell to llie ground. I really don't know what happened next. The next thing I knew I was lying in the grass in the field." Some foreign rnumrics are placing a tax on American tourists possibly another way of trying I" make them feel at homo.