Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 6, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Cloudy, chance of showers tonight, lows in 40s. Cooler Sunday, highs in 50s.
VOLUME 92 — NUMBER 87
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 1974
ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI. NEW YORK TIMES
Humphrey in Testimony by Hughes Aide
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal judge has ordered that a secret report of Robert Maheu’s I testimony to senate Watergate
WASHINGTON (API - Proc- iavestigators be seale<* Pending m clearance for its release from
ident Nixon has decided to the full senate Watergate panel.
shoulder the entire burden of U.S. District Judge Harry
about $465,000 in back taxes and Pregerson issued the order Fri-
interest despite campaigns to day a^er accepting the report
help him pay the bill. from Morton Calan the atter-
' ~ ^ , ney representing Maheu in his
Press Secretary Ronald S17.5-milli0n defamation suit
Ziegler said Friday that the against his fomer employer, bil-
President will pay the tax bill I bonaire Howard Hughes.
out of his own savings “and by Galane also introduced a note
borrowing money ” he said was written by Hughes
Another White House spokes- for Maheu while the latter head‘ " T „oasa ’sp0KC,s cd the billionaire’s vast Nevada
LL t h ? ,Swnf business empire. It was undat-
money rn the mad to the Whtte^d. addressPd ,0 and
House it is returned to them in
the form of a check, cash or whatever it is.” “Get Word”
Before the White House an- The note read: “There is one nounccment. Florida Rcpubli- man who can accomplish our can Chairman L. E. “Tommy” objective through Johnson and Thomas said he wanted one that man is ll.II.II. Why don’t million Floridians to mail $1 to we get word to him . . . that we the White House “and let the will give him immediately full President know that you think unlimited support for his canille is one in a million.” paign to enter the White House
Stone Offer be Just ta^e tb*s one ^or
A group in Whitesburg, Ky., The note apparently referred reported it. has raised more than to the late President Lyndon $250 for a “People’s Fund for Johnson and Hubert II. Nixon’s Taxes.” Humphrey, the Democratic pre-
And Chicago multi-millionaire sidential nominee in 1968.
W. Clement Stone, who already Maheu is suing Hughes for a has contributed $5.8 million to j statement made at a telephone Nixon presidential campaigns, i news conference by a voice said he would not hesitate to identifying itself as Hughes that help Nixon pay his tax debt. Maheu “stole me blind.”
The White House turned down' Maheu, testifying Friday, said the offer. Humphrey telephoned him the
The White House said it has day after the 1968 election to tell received more than a dozen him to thank Hughes “for the telephone offers to help the $100,000 plus other small con-President. The callers were tributions.” being discouraged from sending Early Call
Nixon Extends Paris AftSCfc for Stay To See Chiefs Timp
(UPI! — President I crips nf “Bravo hrnvn " some ■ ■» wl E "sri IV./
Israeli planes went on the at-
PAR1S (UPI) — President; cries of “Bravo, bravo,” some Nixon Saturday extended his of the crowd burst through the visit until Sunday for meetings police barriers but security men J with several European leaders, did not seem too worried. then walked down a city street , tro*„u
mobbed by applauding Pan- I.°00 Uatch
sians and tourists trying to The President was beaming; p.7“
shake his hand. : broadly as he entered the Elysee Sa„lrd,v ,h„ fir„ timn
Press Secretary Ronald palace. About 1,000 people had i^' ,‘a e107,s
Ziegler said Nixon would meet
nies and sidewalks.
Nixon did not repeat his walk West!when he returned to the em-1 bassy.
(Photo on Picture Pape) j After spending 45 minutes
with Poher, he shook hands at
Saturday with Italian President Giovanni Leone, British Prime Minister Harold Wilson,
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watched his stroll from balco- ®“Jc.e bo October, war,
hitting Syrian troops on the 26th
G e r in an Chancellor Willy'the top of the Elysee steps, then Brandt and Danish Premier ;rode back in his car t0 start Foul Hartling and would proba- receiving European leaders.
blv see Soviet President Nikolai _
Podgorny Sunday. ll I
Nixon and the other leaders Collects on
were in Paris to attend a memo-1 rial mass for President Georges Pompidou.
The Japanese embassy said n J. C* L Premier Kakuei Tanaka would I 0/ I ISH see Nixon Sunday.
Dwight Chapin and His Wife After His Conviction
To Continue right
Gazette Leased Wires
Strolls to Palace
French gendarmes and American security police struggled to hold back onlookers as Nixon left the U.S. embassy and strolled 200 yards to the Elysse presidential palace to see F r a n c e’s interim president. Alain Poher.
Crowds waiting outside the embassy applauded as Nixon, looking tanned appeared on the street, having changed his gray funeral attire for a blue suit and blue polka dot tie.
A French medical student. Daniel Rotenberg, wearing a lapel pin of the American flag, shook his hand and said, “I’m all with you, Mr. President.”
Nixon pointed to the student’s pin and said: “Look, its the
hours Thursday and Friday Segretti said the FBI wanted to same as mine.”
WASHINGTON — Former before reaching its verdict on talk with him, to talk to the
guilty That he never told Segretti to
Rotenberg said: “This is the greatest day in my life. Mr. I
concentrate his campaign of President,” and Nixon replied: j fight for my in- hjf* 0^01!^ talse campaign flyers and let' LL*.JZH .day for FranCe1
lf a Gift
mreyinternal RLn^Service1 »aheu said his then-15-year-!White“ouse.aide ^ight ^a-,he eighth former White House I FBI saw that iTL event ^faUonLld daughter received,?1"; * conv!c,ed of lyl"g *° a aide convicted either by
it isn’t clear whether the money v'°^e *lim and ^cn listened on cont;nue *0 rjpu*
would be considered a gift or in- m extension phone as they ™nue„I° Ilgm ......- ~ his regiment 01 a college coun\ ~ick;*s harassing IG 0(1 b,ess you>
talked. nocence. friend, Donald Segretti, to mfd- lers’ counterpickcts, harassing B e o n o r e suzjn 0f cora]
Maheu has testified that he A federal district court jury of trate the ranks of Democratic phone calls and political spies Gab|es Fla was standing by a
left a bag containing $50,000 sev’cn mon and five women Iri- presidential contenders and against any particular Demo- leather goods shop when Nixon
lf the money qualified as a cash in a limousine in which he!day found the former appoint- creme confusion and dissension, cratic presidential candidate.!approached, gift, the President would not met Humphrey at Los Angeles ments secretary to President ^..tnesj. The prosecution said Sen. Ed- ‘‘Window shopping?” he
have to pay any tax on it, IRS International airport after a Nixon 8u'hy of two counts ot ‘ mund Muskie had been singled asked “I am glad to meet
said. campaign appearance by perjury and innocent on a third. | Segretti, who admitted mak-out. you/>
But, if it war not classified as Humphrey. Humphrey has de-! The maximum penalty on inS up phony and scurrilous Wesley said Chapin was found Mrs. Suzin said “I’m with
a gift, he would have to pay in-Hied personally receiving the each of the two counts is five Press releases and campaign lit- innocent only of lying about him, my husband, I mean,”
come tax on it in future years. money. years in prison and a fine of erature, was the principal teJling Segretti to see the FBI pointing to him.
“We’ve never ruled on this. Besides this sum. Maheu said $10,000. Judge Gerhard Gesell witness against Chapin a week The jud questioned Weslev As Nixon walked on, she
since the matter has not come another $50,000 in checks was|set sentencing for May 15 and after he himself was released about (he two parts of coun‘t called: “God bless you, Mr.
up before,” an IRS spokesman committed to Humphrey during invited Chapin to submit “all atter serving four and a-half Qne wesley first said innocent President.” said. a meeting in Denver the pre- the information about yourself’” rmonths for violating federal Qf knowing about distribution of “Beautiful City”
Vice-president Ford said vious May. I before then. He remains free ejection laws. literature and guilty of talking —, , ,
Nixon showed “good faith” in Contacted in Washington, without bond. At 2:22 p. rn. Friday the jury I about it. But the judge called Cro'ydlTby novv *ere surSinS
iday’s “Obviously I am very disap- asked the judge in a note for bim back and Wesley reversed around N!xon and a woman
sheer I pointed,” Chapin told newsmen “legal definition of reasonable; tbose findings I grabbed his hand and said “I
as his wife, Susan, stood by his doubt, beyond a reasonable jt made little difference — am *taban’ *.rom Milano. ’
side. doubt.” cuijtv on Dart of (b count a ' Nixon smiled and said: “A
Jacob Stein, Chapin’s attor- guilty of all it beautiful old city.
agreeing to pay.
See Write-Off of Al! 1974 Income
testimony by Maheu poppycock.”
Judge Pregerson stayed until April 17 subpoenas which Maheu’s attorneys proposed to issue to top officials of the justice department, the Internal Revenue Service and the Securities & Exchange Commission, including special Watergate Newsman Daniel Schorr said prosecutor Leon Jaworski and
“All the Way Through”
NEW YORK (AP) — President Nixon may be able to write off his entire income this year and may have no taxes to pay on April 15, 1975, CBS-TV says.
ney, asked the judge to instruct
• I am going to continue to^ tba( ,.,h“ fight for my innocence. On the
• _ . . , - i . which a witness answers a ques-
day was indicted I went out on Uo|] js inex(ricabl bound u, jn
my front lawn and said I was
‘beyond a reasonable doubt’.”
CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) - “We More than 2,000 marijuana France.”
An elderly woman shook him; by the hand and said in French. iwhich an interpreter translated:! like you very much in
OKLAHOMA CITY (UPI) -Little Fred Finn Mazanek was less than a year old when he died last week. He left an estate of only $650.
But then that's not bad for a guppy.
His owner, Stan Mazanek, 24, a student at the University of Arizona, filed a claim on the insurance policy he had taken out on the fish six months before.
The policy, he said, was stuffed in his mail box addressed to “occupant.” If offered a deal he couldn't refuse—a $5,000 policy for $1 that would last for six months.
But, because he hadn't planned to die in that short period, rather than fill out the form on himself he applied in the name of his pet, Fred.
No fraud was involved. When Mazanek filled out the application, he answered every question truthfully.
“Age of insured: 6 months. Weight: 30 centigrams.
Height: 3 centimeters.”
But, instead of a rejection, Globe sent back policy No. 3261057.
When the guppy died and Stan filed the claim, Globe took a new interest in its client. It sent a sales repre-s e n t a t i v e to Mazanek’s address to see if he was the kind of a man who would take advantage of a clerical error. He was.
After threats by the company that no jury in the world would award $5,000 for a dead fish, and counter threats by Mazanek that the contract was legally entered into and legally accepted by the company, they finally compromised on $650.
With the money Stan purchased a couple of new guppies and took his family out for a fish dinner.
jury more than it asked, and he would tell it again what he told
thing all the way through Chapin, on leave from the
„ ., , ,United Air Lines j°b which he it in his instructions Thursday
friday night that revenue ex-Attorney General William took when he left the White
ports put Nixon’s income for saxbc. blouse a little more than a year
last year at about the 1972 level xbe judge said he ordered the I ago, showed no emotion when
$250,000 lrom his presidential postponement to give attorneys the jury announced its verdict.
salary and expense account plus for Hughes’ Summa Corp. time His wife broke into silent sobs JTU f
$ 1 8,00 0 from miscellaneous fjje written arguments back- when he came over and kissed
sources. jng up tbejr objections to the her.
Unnamed experts Schorr quot-proposed subpoenas. j The jury deliberated nearly
cd said Nixon should be able to I -
intend to fight this Th; • d id . npv plants cultivated by anonymous; Nixon said: “Thank you very
j * ne juuge saio ne never gave a|farmers on Kennedy Space much. We Americans love
Center land have been dc-j French people, Madame.” stroved by officials. ! Farther down the street, amid
“It’s a doubt based on reason,” he said. “It docs not mean any doubt whatsoever ... It is not a fanciful (or) whimsical It is proof to a moral certainty.”
Cornfeld Freed; Says He
consecutive day of battle on the Golan Heights front. Damascus called it an escalation of the fighting.
The military command in Tel Aviv said all its planes returned safely from the strikes against 1 infiltrating Syrian troops on Mt. j Hermon, part of the 325-square-i mile bulge captured from Syria last October.
Tel Aviv said no more than 40 Syrian troops had crossed the ; cease-fire line in an attempt to capture an unspecified Israeli position on the peak when the planes went into action to repel the attack. No casualties were reported.
The air strike came as artillery and tank duels continued, with neither side reporting casualties of its own.
Syria said two Israeli planes took part in the raid. Israeli military sources called it an isolated incident even though the planes announced their raid to the public by flying over Tel Aviv enroute back to their base.
The action came hours before the start of Passover festivities around Israel.
Israeli forces were on full alert against a surprise attack like the one which caught them off guard on the Yom Kippur holiday six months ago.
Israeli troops were given holiday food packages, Saturday, including unleavened bread and bottles of grape juice as a substitute for the ceremonial wine gracing home-front dinner tables.
Israel’s only reported Passover eve casuality was a boy, 12. killed when a bomb exploded in a bus carrying holiday passengers from Tel Aviv to Zikhron Yaakov. Four people were wounded.
In Jerusalem, Prime Minister Golda Meir met in emergency session with her cabinet to discuss the state of preparedness On the Golan Heights, government sources said. Both sides have moved reinforcements there in the last week.
Newspapers and political sources reported a mounting cabinet crisis Friday over de-j mands that Defense Minister Moshe Dayan resign. Several i ministers charged him with major civilian responsibility for Israel’s lack of readiness last October.
On the Arab side, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and King Hussein of Jordan opened talks in the Egyptian port of Alexandria Friday. Their discussion was understood to include Arab strategy for an the Machinists union reached, eventual second round of the tentative agreement Saturday j Mjddie Fast peace conference at
Pact Averts United Strike
WASHINGTON (AP) - Negotiators for United Air Lines and
5 O’clock Cheek
deduct half the income, $134,000. for charitable contributions.
Another $32,000 in interest assessed unpaid back taxes for three years can also be written off. the experts said.
They said $55,000 in interest on mortgages and other loans, as well as $24,000 in property taxes, can be listed as deductions, bringing their total to $245,000.
The remaining $23,000 will probably be matched by the bill Nixon will get from his tax lawyers and qualifies as a deductible business expense, Schorr said.
Guardsmen on Tornado
Paid $1.67 Million Bail on a new contract for 16.000 Geneva.
mechanics and ground person- s j t .
Cornfeld, arrested in Geneva I nel, less than an hour before a; b
mi . . . . 0 0Q! Cornfeld, former chairman of hast year for investigation of threatened walkout. Cairo s government-controlled
The jury went back out at 2:38 . 0 Details of the proposed con-■ newspaper Akhbar El Yom said
p.m. Gesell said he would check! sto s vcrseas Services fraud and other charges, said|tract W0re nQt disciose(j pend-(the Soviet Union is angered by
it at 5 o’clock and see if a ver-jmu^ua^ ^und« sa*d Saturday that all that remained for investiga- jng a ratifiCation vote by union the increasingly close relations
. # dict had been reached on some he paid the “highest bail in his- tion were technical charges in- members, expected within a few between Cairo and Washington
Pelf KO Ar 0 riff* Vi cfi ATIS of the indictments- ‘,They may tory” — $1.67 million - to gain eluding mismanagement of pub- days, a National Mediation Ser-;and the Arab decision to end the
i*>fffi#*;have reached a conclusion on release from Swiss impris(m. lie money and irregularities in vice spokesman said. oil embargo against the U.S.
XENIA, Ohio (AP) - Oneifered burns and were treated at one or tvv0 counts and be hunS:mcnt stock certificates Agreement wa^ reached dur- The article was the first in the
Ohio national guardsman was a hospital. UP’ as *bey say* on a sin£lc: „ ,. c •_ OIltL u ., , Ina* ing the second straight all-night LgypLan press to deal withiwoi -
Flames shot six to eieht counC” I newsmen Swiss auth- He said he planned to go to bargaining session at the media- semng relations between Cairo
stories into the air. but fire- At Gesell was back in orities granted him bail alter ll New’ 5 ork after about a week in tjon service 0ffices and came at (Continued: Pace 2 Col. 8.)
the blrze could and announced a verdict nionths investigation because London, addling that he faced no 5-15 a m .____’___
Major issues involved wages, * j
fringe benefits and work rules.
killed and another was missing and feared dead after fire swept through a furniture store in the tornado-ravaged town.
The fire was brought under control within an hour.
Guard spokesman Steve Stone said the men apparently sought
fighters Drcvcntcd the blr'’c!rouri ana announced a vernier nivestigation
from spreading io other build- j had been reached. ^ i Charg*S!",he Cn“cd S,a,es’
jngs The jury foreman, Charles against him. He said all charges by the
More than 30 persons were Wesley, 59, a retired postal ser- The 47-year-old New Yorker killed in Xenia and hundreds vice worker, stood up. There met newsmen at his three-story were left homeless by a tornado were three counts and the judge townhouse less than 24 hours
refuge from freezing rain that late Wednesday. Damage in the had to ask separately for the alter his release lrom Geneva’s
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pelted the city overnight and went to the store, where a relief station had been set up for the guard.
Stone said the men may have noticed a fire in the store, gone farther into the building to investigate, and been trapped by flames and smoke.
Two other guardsmen suf-
southeast Ohio town has been es-1 decision on each, charging Cha- St. Antoine prison, timated at $50 million. pin with lying when he told the He said Swiss authorities
About 600 guardsmen have Watergate grand jury April ll, “have come to the conclusion
been patrolling the streets of 1973: that the majority of things they
Xenia to guard against looting That he did not discuss dis- investigated had no basis.” He
and help with cleanup efforts. tribution of campaign literature said “I wound up paying the
Stone said the fire victims with Segretti and he did not highest bail in history” — five
were members of the 178th tac- know that Segretti distributed million Swiss francs — $1.67
tical fighter unit from Spring-; any materials. million,
field, Ohio. That he told Segretti,, after “I am not broke,” he added.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission related to activities of Robert Vesco, who took over IOS after Cornfeld was forced out of the management.
Cornfeld said his immediate plan was to cooperate with financial regulatory
Cambodian ! Toil Heavy
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia agencies in!(AP) — Three government out-
the U.S. and Canada to try to!posts southeast of Phnom Penh
get back the money lost by were overrun in the last 24
25.000 investors. j hours and more than 400 sol-
He claimed $224 million disap-j diers and civilians were killed
peared from IOS after he was wounded or missing, survivors Want Ads................10-13
ousted. I said Saturday. !
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