Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 19, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 1974
ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES
WASHINGTON (AP) —
Sharply higher food prices and a record jump in nonfood commodities pushed the cost of living up 1.1 percent in March as the worst inflation in a quarter century held its grip on the economy, the government reported Friday.
The labor department said last month’s rise sent consumer prices 10.2 percent higher than a year ago, the most in any 12-month period since an identical rise in 1948.
For the first quarter of 1974, consumer prices rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 14.5 percent, highest in any three-month period since the first quarter of 1951 during the Korean war.
As Bad or Worse Although the Nixon administration says it expects the economy to turn around in the second half of the year, some government analysts predict the next three months will be as | bad or worse than the inflation
!or the first three months of the1 nexj. few years as Jf was |asf winter.
With inflation continuing unabated, the labor department said buying power of American workers fell 09 percent in March to a level of 4.7 percent below a year ago. It marked the biggest annual decline since the government began keeping that statistic in 1964 The Consumer Price Index climbed last month to 143.1 of
^t1McLaLCmm T'mWL? Ray and a P^blc churchite Public school busing program, the same variety ct retail goods court test Friday. 'his fall for an est.mated 26,000
and services that $100 bought in Th^ controversial bill (HF to 28.000 of Iowa’s approxi-
1967. 14761 cleared its last legislative mately 63,700 nonpublic school
Government analysts said hurdle after a day-long debate stucjen(s higher prices for gasoline and thursday when it was passed by
food were responsible for about the Iowa senate, 33 to 16.
References to Pat in SLA Notebook Aired
“I operate under and I am guided by the facts,” Kelley said. “We arc proceeding under the hypothesis that she is a material witness rather than a sub-tic references to her, the San ject, that she could have been Francisco Chronicle reported duped by this group.”
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -Three weeks before Patricia Hearst was abducted, police found a Symbionese Liberation Army notebook containing cryp-
Charles Bates, FBI agent in charge of the case, said the FBI didn’t learn until after the abduction that police had found the notebook.
Randolph Hearst told the Chronicle the notebook was “unquestionable proof” his daughter “in no way” arranged her own kidnaping.
In Damaged House
The Chronicle said the green notebook was one of several documents found in a Concord, Calif., house damaged in an abortive arson fire Jan. IO. Authorities believe it was the headquarters for the SLA.
“Patricia Campbell Hearst, on the night of the full moon of Jan. 7,” was one referece in the notebook, the Chronicle said.
“At U. C. - daughter of Hearst” and “Junior. Art student” were others, it said.
Miss Hearst was studying art
Kelley denied that the Hearst family had limited the FBI’s effort to crack the kidnaping, but he said Miss Hearst’s safety has been paramount.
“If we had found her, we might have gone in,” despite pleas from the family not to do so, he said.
Kelley said he had no excuses for the lack of success in the case. “We’ve just almost turned
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Israeli Jets Shot Down'
Mull White House Reply To Subpoena
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is pondering what to do about a sweeping subpoena that orders President Nixon to turn over a mass of tapes and at the University of California. I documents to be used in the Wa-
Future Energy Chief
John Sawhill, named to succeed William Simon as head of the Federal Energy Office, tells an interviewer that the U.S. will remain "just as vulnerable, probably more so," to an Arab oil embargo for
Hearst, editor and president of the San Francisco Examiner, said there was “just no excuse” for the authorities’ failure to tell
tergate cover-up trial of his former top lieutenants.
The subpoena issued Thursday by U.S. District Judge John
Senate Sends Busing Bill to Ray
him about the notebook, the!J. Sirica directs Nixon to give Chronicle said. the Watergate special prosecu-
Knew Nothing of It tor tapes and documents cover It said he knew nothing of the ing 64 presidential notebook until a reporter asked tions.
him about it. He said he had Special Prosecutor Leon Ja-
By Frank Nye
DES MOINES - A precedent-setting bill requiring public schools to start busing non-|
helping students and that it does not provide funds for nonpublic schools per se.
Passed several days ago by
1973-75 biennium, and put up $4.4 million to pay them for doing it.
But the federal district
respecting an establishment of religion ... nor shall any person be compelled to attend any
place of worship, pay tithes,
been told only that his daughter’s name was one of many mentioned in SLA documents, the Chronicle said.
It said the notebook referred to “teams,” “guns” and “action.” It listed several names,
public school students in 1974-75 llle lowa house, the bill puts up COurt issued an order not to taxes, or other rates for build- la^and^^Dav^^d31]^ r^^Tte" was on its way to Gov. Robert $4 4 million to initiate the non- spend any of the funds until it mg or repairing places of wor- ta » a° 3V1 n ar8an
I ship, or the maintenance of any! One of the women sought in
minister, or ministry . . .” Monday’s bank robbery is Ca
She also cited Article VII. milla Hall« a former Min-
Sec. I, prohibiting the state "eaP°'is welfare worker who
Heir* hnon IinL-rhH KaPaka Aa A
decided a constitutionality test brought by the Iowa Civil Liberties Union and Americans United for the Separation of
Church and State. .............
4 ® . . ;has been linked before to the
That test is now pending be- lrom extending credit to any in-
food were response tor attorn ------ . f#r° 3 ,hrec-^Re 'edf,ral dis‘ dividual" association or —
25 percent of the March in- has indicated he will sign J”e^Tc, <nct court panel in Des Moines. Mon, which she said had a bear- A - C
crease. : ‘I* '* was « ^TdisWris “would 1^ '"‘^osttngly. attorneys for tag on the bill. j J/»e
on the 44-point program he s^n001 ° 1 us’ *. °4 AP both sides believe the court willi „ * .. nnnceni*
More Than Usual handed the |egjs|alure last Jan. charged with, earring out the ^ ^ unconstituJ Prevent Abuses Innocent. Ae . ^ ^ ^ ^
onc.uary. ' ' kPr,F • tional. That's why the 1974 legis- ‘"The provision of the constitu- ATLANTA (AP) — The .
Court Test Bus Repair lature decided to salvage the i tion
Representatives of the Iowa! The remaining Civil Liberties Union and Amer- would go to the state school icans United for the Separation budget review committee to re-of Church and State are on pair old buses, buy new ones record they will take the matter, and to finance any other neces-i
Grocery prices jumped percent, substantially more than is usual for March, but less than the increases for the previous two months.
TTIe sharpest increase was in nonfood commodities — including industrial prices — which rose 1.5 percent both seasonally and unadjusted last month. It
i ut r» * • • ii , ,,, I began. But it will probably be
relating to religion were search for Patricia Hearst will the hardest to defend against.
$2.2 million $4-4 million for busing. included to try to prevent some poatinue me assumption she Withholding subpoenaed ma-
, .................. 1S innocent of criminal activity, ,pn,, n(WfoH fnr a
It did thai by including two 0f the extraordinary abuses of
to court if the bill becomes law. sities in connection with starting They say a majority of Iowa’s the program, nonpublic schools are church- j^e present public school bus
csDi ta■ 4 it ii ,ter>al needed for conduct of
sections in the bus bill pertain-. which aImos't inevitably |™ °r °C is a tougher legal problem
mg to auxil,ary services. lf ,0 s(a,e entanglcment ^ JU.*- resisting such requests
I rn mu UXJ fcuiueu uy mu from ,nVestigatory bodies. Two
was the biggest increase in this category since the government j tether or not tax funds'can be I nroxrmaTelv
— efot.orinc ,n io^ used to bus thejr studcnts_
started those* statistics in 1956.
Gasoline and motor oil again jumped sharply in March, rising 7 percent to a level 39.3 percent
affiliated, raising the question J ing program - for which ap- I Mention * ta-1 unrelenting pressures
states an earlier law making it uP°n legislators
Iaed bv State Sen. Tom Riley , payers about $26 million a year. j b auxiliary services for1 vide Public funding for functions
The $4.4 million for the non-l™™^ ,0r I which rightfully should be paid
for by the clients themselves.”
now rn- !"■"**» - cent Iowa case _ in 1947 _ in
church-state court decisions and
They also hammered away on the theme that the bill is a safety measure tailored to
280.000 of 645.000
|WeTs1Sm,CfyVarX‘laP'i™al * Pablic «*<*' tol.S^d church groups to pfo-(R-Cedar Rapids), the bill’s ^ $4 4 minion for the non- ... . . . , ,
. _ . floor manager, backers of non- public bus program will comc nonPubhc sch°o1 studcnts-above the previous March. Fuel pubjic school busing insisted fr0m an appropriation of that Riley said legislatures ^ ^
oil and coal prices dropped that this is the only way public I amount made by the 1973 legis- help nonpublic schools only decisions including the most re-shghtly last month but were still funds can be used, constitu-■ ,ature m a new law now in-(within guidelines laid down in pnnt lAura giti 1Q17 in
57.7 percent above March 1973. | tionally, to help hard-pressed: vo|ved jn a court test.
New car prices increased in nonpublic schools, stead of declining as they usually do in March. Prices for used! cars continued to fall.
Services rose 0.8 percent from February to March, driven up by a 20 percent jump in postal charges and a rise of 1.7 percent in physicians’ fees.
A rise of 0.5 percent in average hourly earnings last month was offset by the jump in consumer prices and a drop of 0.3 percent in average weekly hours, sending average weekly earnings down 0.8 percent for the month.
Hop,-al j church affairs." Sen. Orr said,jfacts and not by i, opinion,” JJS: ‘"0
one section repeals the to church entanglement rn said. "We're going to assume joined * ^Tcu.or in request
law, freeing the $4.4 million re-!stf!i affairs. , that she is the victim of pres- ing that (he material be sub.
sure or coercion. I think this issp^n^
a logical course for us. The U. The new subpoena requests S. attorneys office in San Fran-material specificall ,or evi. cisco agrees with us” idencc in the trial scheduled t0
Kelleys remarks came at alstart Se , 9 of H R Ha].
Sf;™" “Uhe ^fnca" SoclJe,y; deman. John D. Ehrlichman.
Mitchell and four
include the brought by well-or-
_ _ . , , A of Newspaper Editors Thursday!John N
Sen. Orr quoted several court when he was asked ,0 comment Xrs.
on Attorney General Saxbe’s assertion that Miss Hearst willing-
In "that law" the legislature that at present “busing is within which Publ^u,|*«Mild n°t be. !y participated in a bank rob-
mandated that public schools the prerogative of this legisla- (Continued: Page 7, Col. 5.) I faery.__
furnish auxiliary services for lure.”
nonpublic schools, during the “This bill,” Riley insisted, “is•
- —--not going to bridge the gap be-;
. ’ tween church and state one
Busing supporters held firny their lines in knocking down some IO amendments during By Roland Krekeler Thursday’s debate — amend-! Special Prosecutor Garry ments they said would definitely Woodward said Thursday he
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Woodward Asks C.R. Police Probe Not Become Sideshow
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make the bill unconstitutional.
Moreover, they didn’t want the bill amended and sent back to the house this late in the session.
Sen. Eugene Hill (D-Newton) disagreed with Riley, saying the bill is clearly unconstitutional on its face.
Other opponents argued there is no question but church-s tate entanglement will result when public school districts try to work out bus routes for nonpublic school students.
State Sen. Joan Orr (D-Grin-nell) road Article I, Sec. III of the state constitution to the senate in her final argument] against the bill.
That section prohibits the legislature from making any “law
has taken steps he hopes will keep a Linn county grand jury’s probe of the Cedar Rapids police department from becoming “a sideshow'.” Woodward, in an interview with The Gazette, said he has suggested to witnesses testifying before the grand jury that they keep jury matters to themselves.
Woodward made the comment while on the subject of news reports that have left the impression that statements regarding the grand jury’s intentions are based on information coming directly from the jury.
The special prosecutor said the reports appear to be conclusions — “a lot of them unfounded” — drawn from in
complete information provided by witnesses, rather than information from grand jury members.
It is a criminal offense for jurors to tell about jury matters.
In the interview Woodward also responded to comments by Safety Commissioner James Steinbeck that the grand jury investigation of the police department is a “political football” and that he would “take the lid off” if he, a former police detective, is indicted.
Tile special prosecutor vigorously affirmed that there was no political motivation on the part of the attorney general’s office, which he represents, and said the grand jury system makes it highly unlikely the jury itself would be politically motivated.
By United Press International
Syria said 39 days of Syrian-Israeli fighting on the Golan heights front exploded Friday into a series of air battles when “large formations” of Israeli aircraft tried to penetrate Syrian air space. They were the first dogfights since the end of the October war.
The battle on the Golan Heights and the bitter struggle for 9,200-foot Mount Hermon had escalated earlier Friday when Israeli planes struck seven and a half to nine and a half miles north of the ceasefire line and the Syrian air force retaliated with raids on Israeli positions inside the salient it holds inside Syria.
Syrian communiques said 17 Israeli planes were destroyed during the day — seven by Syria pilots and IO by Soviet-supplied SAM missiles and anti-aircraft guns. The claims brought to 26 the number of Israeli planes Syria reported destroying since heavy fighting broke out April 8.
Syria admitted losing one Mig.
Israel said Syrian antiaircraft gunners shot down two of its F-4 Phantom fighter-bombers near Mount Hermon and that Israeli crews shot down three Syrian Migs. Israel also reported eight Israelis killed in the accidental collision of two of its owm helicopters. Emergency Session Syria sent its air force into action Thursday for the first time since the October war and the Israeli cabinet went into emergency session Friday to hear an assessment of the situation by Defense Minister Moshe Dayan and the new chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Mordechai Cur.
An Israeli command communique said Israeli aircraft for the first time since the 18-day war attacked Syrian targets away from the Mount Hermon area. It said the planes strafed Syrian positions south of the bulge Israeli forces thrust into Syria in the war.
Beirut newspapers and diplomatic sources in London have reported the Soviet Union has sent Syria new missile systems and advanced MIGs in an effort to restore the Soviet position in the Middle East. The Russian position was further weakened Thursday when Egyptian President Sadat said he was ending 18 years of reliance on Soviet arms and would look elsewhere. Official Optimism In Cairo, the newspaper Al Ahram said despite the escalation of fighting on the Golan Heights, Washington official circles are optimistic about the prospects of realizing the disengagement of Syrian and Israeli forces. Secretary of State Kissinger plans to visit both Tel Aviv and Damascus at the end of this month and it was not known how the escalation of the fighting would affect his plans.
Syrian gunners directed several artillery shells at the sum-jmit of Mount Hermon at dawn, the command said, in a renewed He indicated that he doubt- effort to hit Israeli positions dug cd Steinbeck was referring to *nfo the craggy peak.
District Judge William Eads’ ; ft said the shelling did not
An Israeli military source said the raiding planes dost r o y e d new road building equipment brought to the area to complete a 300-yard stretch of road the Syrians are constructing to their mountain position below the Israeli-held peak. The source said the planes hit tanks and other war machines in the same area.
The Syrians have been trying to build so they can move up artillery and tanks for an assault against the peak.
worski asked Sirica Tuesday to issue the subpoena after what he said were unsuccessful efforts to negotiate a voluntary agreement.
Nixon’s chief Watergate lawyer, James St. Clair, did not oppose the motion before the subpoena was issued. It was servec late Thursday afternoon abou two hours after Sirica signed it It orders the material turnec over by IO a.m. May 2.
Latest in sieries “The matter will be consid ered by the special counsel,’ Deputy Press Secretary Geralc Warren said at the White House.
This is the latest in a series of subpoenas directed at Nixon
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Earlier subpoenas issued by (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.)
order for the jury to investigate the police department. Eads is the only other party directly connected with the jury.
Woodward also said the jury will not report on its findings next week, because the jury will not have completed its investigation by then. He said the report may be made the following week.
Concerning news accounts about the jury’s intentions, Woodward said a report predicting indictments in connection with means used to investigate the Maureen Farley murder is among those he “suspects are unfounded. ’
The special prosecutor
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