Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 2, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Cloudy through Sunday, chance of show-crs. Lows, near 40, highs near 60.
VOLUME 92 NUMBERS!
CEDAR RAPIDS. IOWA, SATURDAY, MARCU 2, 1074
ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES
HEATH BIDS TO RETAIN POST
Israel and Mitchell-Sians Judge
Syrians to Weighs Ca//
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Israel and Syria have agreed
to send mi itary and diplomat c M .., . „ , ,
J . ... ‘ . . . N Mitchell and former Com-
representatives to Washington
within about two weeks to nego- m,’rr'(* Secretary Maurice Stans tiate a first phase of disen- ar(* charged with obstructing gagement In the Golan Heights, justice, conspiracy and lying to U.S. officials traveling with Sec- a grand jury rotary of State Kissinger said Prosecutor ,Iames w Rayhn|
Saturday. executive assistant U.S. attor-
The two sides will send their ney, near the* end of a two-hour
representatives separately and opening statement urged the work through Kissinger in jurors as they listened to wit-
what was described as an in- nesses to “put yourselves in the
NEW YORK (UPI) The|him to order the trial to con-trial of two former Nixon cabi-1 Tinue.
net members began Friday, hut ,n <:vrnt a mistrial is de-... .. ' dared, the jury would he ex-
it ran into trouble atter just two ,.us(,| anr| a ^ f„rnew tna,
hours when the defense called might be set The defense then for a mistrial. would he expected to request a
Former Attorney General John change of venue.
There was little likelihood
Gagliardi would dismiss charges, the sources said.
Demos Set Delegation Guidelines
Finding on Nixon Kept In Secrecy
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Watergate grand jury kept one! tantalizing secret as it indicted1 seven associates of President Nixon: Its finding about the*|
Those conclusions were in a large envelope handed to the judge as the grand jury indicted H. R. Haldeman, John I). Ehr-lichman, John N. Mitchell and four others for conspiring to derail the Watergate investigations.
U.S. District Judge John J Sirica glanced at the report and ordered it sealed and kept in the court’s custody “until further determination.”
Aidas said he had not decided whether to turn the report over to the house judiciary committee which is studying possible impeachment of the President.
A briefcase bulging with grand jury evidence also was given to Sirica and there were reports the jurors had asked that it go to the committee.
Sirica banned any statements by prosecutors, defendants and their lawyers and grand jurors.
The jury, which had bren hearing evidence for 20 months, was
not discharged and was told its ... 4 , ... , 4 _ ... . . , .
presence might be needed in SANFORD, Ma. (AP) — A;into a fire station near Sanford department of public safety re- nior officials said, the chance
court in two weeks business man kidnaped Thurs- to ask for help shortly after his ported Saturday that traffic was about 50-50 that Kissinger’s j.
tUr. \jcocViinrrtr\n Pnci in -J daY was released unharmed release. His car, taken by the deaths during the first two efforts would fail and he would *d , .. . .. --------------o— ----------
story attributed to informed ear,y Saturday after his abduc- kidnapers, was found aban- months of 1974 are nearly 20 have to go home with nothing to wpr^iVtrniiWoft »hoir° ITn candldates- a change over the Help could come either in the sources' said Saturday that the tors were Paid ransom, doned and free of fingerprints. percent lower than the total for show for the trip except deli- m P.h *’ s>’slem under which a candidate forrT1 of a coalition, meaning
Tand jun'f secret report de P°Iice *aid sheriff John Polk said at least the same period last year very of a list of Israeli war pns- ^ th^r S and>oftcn *ot V,rtUally a11 * date’s caller party representation in
scribed “its belief that Pres-! George Jackson. 52. was freed |f»? men were involved in the; Commissioner Ctartes Urson'oners that_he had in his pocket had neglected to re-
serve feats. They waited
Huddle Set With Chief Of Liberals
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Edward Heath arranged to see the Liberal party leader, Jeremy Thorpe, Saturday in the first round of backroom bar* gaining aimed at keeping Heath’s Conservatives in office after Britain’s indecisive election.
An announcement from No. IO Downing St. said Thorpe had
waquimctom < Am ti peopled an invitation to discuss
WASHINGTON (AP) — The »kp nolitical situation lam Satnr verted shuttle. The Israelis are place of the grand jurors who Democratic national committee day afternoon to arrive first, about March 16 investigated this case, citizens has approved new delegate se-This will probably cause Kis- like yourselves . . .” lection rules that could lead to a gaining centered on form'
singer to put off a trip to the So- The defense forthwith shouted wide-open presidential nominat-viet Union, where he intended to for a mistrial. The judge sent ing convention in 1976 speed negotiations on a new the jury to lunch The defense The rules, the result of a nuclear arms-limitation treaty, argued its motion.
He may also delay a fifth tour of the Middle East.
ing either a minority or a coalition government because no party emerged with the 318
, , . seats needed for a majority in
year s work by a party commis- .. „ c,r „ . . , 1 . y
J \ . the new 635-seat house of colli
sion that compromised on most were approved
George Jackson with His Wife After His Release
Kidnap Victim Freed Iowa Toll Cut
After $30,000 Paid BV20 PwMn*
•Mr Ravhill’s statement in T"*’ TI“•<:u Harold Wilson's Labor partv
.-vir. na>niiis statement in j-nday by an overwhelming m..el «ni ‘ /
dicated, contrary to Your hon- vojCP votP jn the form recom- n most se,at:s^3<)1 llPath s
j i I 0 ', recom Conservatives had 296. Thorpe s
mended by the party sexecu- modcrate ubrrals I4 anrt othcrs
Kissinger went to Saudi Ara-tor’s instructions to this jury, bia Saturday to see King Faisal said Defense Attorney Walter five committee a day earlier about lifting the oil embargo. Bonner, “that because people Thnv retain laree nortions of
The secretary scaled the just like this petit (trial, jury th(. ,V972 "Is that reamed Help Needed
Syrian-Israeli negotiation*1^ >nd>ch’" these two men. party procedures, but make sev- The figures meant that nei-
procesi during a four-hour ^a* llleY should draw a natural eraj important changes, the thor the Conservatives nor the
meeting with Syrian President inference from that fact that main onp bPing a proportional Laborites could form a majority
Hafez Assad in Damascus Fri- these m(‘n were RuiIt v. representation system through- coalition with the help of the
day night. “This is an outrageous thing 0Uf fhe delegate selection Liberals alone. Either would
At one point in their talk, se- do a"d,,his fase should ^ process. need help (rom the smaller in-
dismissed. I This means 1976 delegates will dependent parties, including
P ederal .Judge I>eo Galliard! |^p awarded according to the ^-ottish and Welsh nationalists
i! relative strength of the different a"d Northern Ireland loyalists.
he would consider
report “contains approximately 50 paragraphs outlining evidence against the President.”
judge went to the tran-and reread RayhilUs He had informed the earlier that an indict-
wcre involved in the
ident Nixon was involved in the 26 hours after being abducted kidnaping. said 43 persons died in Iowa anyway when he set out to the
conspiracy to obstruct justice in from his bakery ingredient shop H°*k sa*d the ransom was left crashes during I* ebruary, com- Middle East Monday,
the case.” in this small central Florida I in a bag on a rural dirt road by pared to 48 during the same
The storv. bv Carl Bernstein town. Jackson’s son. Attempts to month last year. For the year,
and Bob Woodward said the “I don’t know why they track the kidnapers from the 80 persons have been fatally in- A senior official said Israel
picked me,” he said. drop point failed. jured in Iowa crashes, com- and Syria are still far apart in
“I was only able to give very! The abduct°rs had told the pared with 98 killed during Jan- their negotiating position. Other limited help to police in describes00 *n a telephone call that they I wary and February, 1973. sources said, however, that
ing anything about the wholeiwou*d kill h's father if they I We are anxious to see what Israel is willing to give up aJ”|sonai3|e doubt or lo^ its case. thing,” he added. Iheard or read any news ac-|eHect the new 55 mph speed; most all the territory it gained
counts of the kidnaping. At Unlit will have on our crash after being attacked Oct. 6. pro-
Polk’s request, the news media|record,” Larson said, “since abided a U.N. buffer zone is es-
“According to the sources. ’ the Post said, “the document cites specific acts by the Pres-
“Not Well Known”
“My concern was just
ment is not a fact but merely an accusation which the prosecution must prove beyond a rea-
ident as well as a theory of the lhey might abandon me after son’s release,
case that holds that Mr. Nixon they got the money and no one Jackson and his wife, Laura,
participated in the conspiracy to would find me. I didn’t think were working late Thursday
obstruct justice.” they’d kill me because they had when two masked men armed
Friday’s indictments indirect- blindfolded me. with shotguns broke in. They
ly challenges Nixon’s version of “The whole time my hands bound and gagged Mrs. Jackson year his role. were taped behind my back and while taking her husband. She
The grand jury said Hal-, my feet were tied together.’’ managed to free herself and no-
Jackson said lie is not well tify police.
that;carried no stories until Jack- combination of reduced travel tablished and the Syrians thin turned
brought about by the energy out their armor and troops in announced he was ”grn-
At 3 p m. the jury had not re-Gagliardi took the
delegates by finishing a few government, or through infor-votes ahead of his nearest rival. ma* understandings with the
Wallace Benefit Heath advised Queen Eliza-
Every candidate with at least beth Friday evening that he 15 percent of the vote could re- would stay on as prime minister ceive delegates in 1976. for the time being and attempt
Most observers think the new to form a working majority in system would benefit Alabama parliament Gov. George W’allace. who dom- Conservative sources said onstrated in 1972 that he could Part of the justification was that get some support in all parts of the Tories got more popular the country v°tes than Labor — 11.9 million
However, it would force most to 11.6 million. The Liberals got candidates to expand their cf- more than six million
forts into more states since thev
problem, and a voluntary re- the Golan Heights. velv concerned over the appar-
duction in speed seems to have During his meeting with pnt' excesses of the prosecution 0011,(1 no ,on£er wunt on win
played a significant part in our Assad, officials said, Kissingei jp jjg references to the grand reduced fatality totals this brought with him Israels first jury and its functions—his per-
proposal on a disengagement of SOnal conclusions as though he ~ forces after talks with Israeli were a witness in the matter—
I rotocol Chief Premier Golda Meir. and I will give it appropriate
W A SH I NGT ON (AP) — j Syrian spokesman said “the consideration and mature re-
deman lied when he swore
Nixon rejected the idea of rais- known in Sanford, calling him-! During the following hours, Marion Smoak of Aiken, S.C., thoughts’’ Kissinger broug hi flection over the weekend ing hush money for the Water-jself "a family man not much in- (he kidnapers called the family has officially been promoted to with him were not accepted by When the jurv returned.
gate burglars. Nixon had said terested in politics or making several times to issue their de- chief of protocol by President Assad, who presented his own lyjpc told it: “The government at or
Hsldeman's testimony was ac any kind of a public name for mantis [Nixon. views in ts opening statement made
curate, and had given a virtual myself.” ly identical version himself The grand jury also said that the cover-up continued even after March 21. 1973. That is the day the President said he received new information about the burglary and ordered hi? aides to “get the storv out.”
The staunchly Conservative Daily Mail reported that Heath had reluctantly decided against resignation only at the insistence of his cabinet. But some j observers saw signs that the decision had less than total Conservative support GREENSBORO, NC. (AP) - Employment Secretary Wil-
Sam Ervin says he ,iam WbitP^w, who had urged
agrees with the White House ,,ea,h t0 sct,le with ,hc biking
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Ervin: Impeach Only for Crime
Police said Jackson walked
People Have Changed Minds; I Dislike DST
WASHINGTON (API — A
Hart Rips Nixon on Privacy
reference to the grand jury m*:conten(|on that president Nixon coal mincrs and avo'd (be crisis
. which I have told you Mu|d ^ impeached on,v for a election, pled •valence Iou are re- cnmma| of(enSfi away from
if, not ev
minded that an indictment is only an accusation. These de-, _
nationally-broadcast radio antees of personal privacy con *fondants start trial with a clean
Iress I tamed in the Constitution." Hart i slate with no evidence against | ^fj^i^oun1 to alteza
, * j em. u 4 • j said. i them A grand jury does not ex
congressional Democrats, Raid The speech contained the re- . . , -u..
* ' “Actions by government* and amine the question of guilt.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sena- a tor Hart (Mich.), speaking for address.
Saturday that the administra- sponse of house and senate whjte Houge pprsonnp| dunng rile judge then sent the jury
government-commissioned pub- (jon ^as made an unprecedented Democrats, to the President’s President Nixon's administra- back to its sequestered hotel ac-
Thc President s chief accuser, lie opinion poll shows that p^. undermine the eonsti- promise in his State of the Hon threatened the privacy of commodations for the weekend,
former White House Counsel pie have changed their minds ! . ; „ , Lu«»pv Ampripan ” He directed Ravhill to docu-
John W. Dean, was not among and no longer like year-round right of privacy. , Union message lo mu e a .- ^ ^ g ww m,,n| in wriUng any |cca] n. regarded as
the seven indicted, despite pub- Daylight Saving time Hart called on I resident tone beginning on the task of political meet- cusc he can find in ca.se law for Constitution, said he believes its
lie accusations bv Senate Re-1 Asked last month how they Nixon to issue immediate orders defending and protecting tho I TV , 1 hi« remarks framers considered only .specific
publican Leader Hugh Scott that like it. 51 percent of Hie 3241that no wiretapping, bugging., rigid of personal privacy for t.....j\u, .......... criminal charges when thev re
Dean lied under oath persons questioned said they dis- breaking or entering be carried every American
breakin and bugging and the
Dean previously pled guilty to like it somewhat or very much, lout by any government agency Hart said he believes that ^f^berr’sf1 plyc,1 r*Vrt°f I)‘,nU'1
rimes and mu
a single "conspiracy'count and if The remainder liked it to some without prior court approval. message contained little of sub-
awaiting sentencing. He is ex- degree or didn’t care. “He should state without stance
peeled to he a key witness in As recently as mid December, equivocation that the label of “Despite all the revelations of - the pollsters asked people ‘national security’ will not be) Watergate, the President made
whether DST should be inst!- used again to hide or excuse no promise to instruct his ad-tuted all year. Given a yes or no such illegal acta,” Hart said in ministration to live up to guar-choice. 76 }mtc nt chose yes ——-
a key cover-up trial
Bernadette Loses In Ulster Voting
Hart also noted attempts to use confidential Internal Revenue Service files “to harass persons on a White House enemies
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ferred to high The defense, in turn, was demeanors.” given an opportunity to bolster He cited Article 3, Section 2 in writing its motion for a mis- which states: “The trial of al trial crimes except in cases of im
Court sources said it wasjpeachment shall be by jury.” doubtful that Gagliardi would Ervin said that ”recognize: declare a mistrial. They expect (that there must Ik* a crime.”
flu and stayed
.meeting Friday evening So did I just don t think you can im- .... ...
J ii a . c ' ., • Wh Maw s political associate,
Prncinpnt fnr cnmmhmi? i »
Agriculture Minister Joseph God ber
Political commentators stressed Friday that, amid the confusion over who ks to rule Britain, it continues to be faced with its massive international balance of payments deficit and industrial disruptions because of Ma* strike Both problems require urgent action on the part of the government, they said.
misdemeanor.” the senate Watergate committee chairman said in an interview published Friday in the Greensboro Record
The North Carolina Democrat, an expert on the
LONDON Hevlin, in
Similar results favoring all-year DST had been shown in polls going back to Aug 31 The
youngest I P°U|ng organization, the Nation* I/*... ., oi al Opinion Research Center of
member of parliament at age zi. k
■ • rn .a,.,.finn Ma* University of Chicago, did was trounced in a re election • .
... .. u ii innn un ni m 'not offer an explanation for the bid but says she ll soon De tam | '
GI in Wild Berlin Ride in Stolen Tank
Now Mrs. Michael McAlis-key, the Roman Catholic leader ran third in her mid-Ulster dis*
,rKl- „ ,, , shortage and policies
Militant protestants won ll of I „ ^ \
tin- 12 parliament races iii Cl ster.
change of tveart.
The pi'll is conducted weekly at the expense of the department of transportation to sample public opinion or. the energy Results Federal
are provided Energy Office
lf you can’t pay at a side walk cafe, do they throw you
NAHA. Okinawa (AP) Two i construction workers and a child were killed and at least 2(1 persons were Injured Saturday I when a buried World war II • ! bomb exploded.
BERLIN (UPI) - An American soldier stole a 50-ton Patton tank from his armored unit Saturday and went on a wild 30 mile drive through West Berlin to two East German border checkpoints
While East German and Russian soldiers looked on, he swung his tank turret with its cannon around threateningly .several times, West German customs police said.
Hut there was no shooting and the soldier, identified by a U.S. army spokesman as Sp 5 William Thompson, 22, of Columbus, Ga , surrendered to
his commanding officer, Cap! Thomas Grace of Kimball, Neb . on East German territory.
Grace was given permission by Russian and East German authorities to drive up, talk to the soldier and lead him away in handcuffs.
“We do not know his motives,’’ the spokesman said. “We are investigating ’’
The soldier gave himself up 70 minutes after he broke through a locked gate al Turner Barracks, home of Company FFF of the 40th armored regiment near American headquarters.
“There was no evidence that he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol,” the .spokesman said American Russian cooperation averted an incident at the I b ewit/, highway checkpoint manned by both Russians and East Germans at the Berlin end of the superhighway to the west The Russians allowed Grace, accompanied by American provost marshals, another officer and a tank driver, to enter East Germany to talk to the soldier and return the tank to West Merlin.
The soldier raced the tank through West Berlin at 46 miles per hour to Checkpoint Charlie at the Wall. He crossed tin4 East-West Berlin border, drove through a border barrier and came to a halt with screeching brakes at a Communist watchtower at the Friedrichstrassc crossing point for foreigners West Berlin customs police said that, before Eastern border guards could take abaction, he turned around and raced to the outskirts of Berlin to the Drew it/, highw ay, where Russian and East (lei
man soldiers cleared traffic to and from West Berlin.
In predawn darkness, 15 West Berlin police and Amen can military jxilice radio patrol cars pursued the tank but could not stop it Another tank was sent out to block its passage to Drew it/, but got there too late
An American spokesman said there was little damage He said the tank broke through the harrier at Checkpoint Charlie, damaged a sidewalk crowd control railing there and brushed against railings at the Drewitz highway.
Officials Freed By Rebel Police
CORDOBA, Argentina AIM -Gunfire erupted Friday night between civilians and rebellious police shortly after the police released two provincial officials they had held for two days Officials said at least one person was killed and several wounded in shooting near police headquarters.
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