Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 6, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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VOLUME 92 NUMBER 117
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, MONDAY, MAY 6, 1974
ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES
Debutante Sirica Says Jaworski,
Charged|n N,xon May Sef Deal
ROHYKO TO TALK
DUBLIN (AP) — Bridget Bose Dugdale, English debutante turned revolutionary, was formally charged here Monday on five counts in the theft of 19 masterpieces worth $20.4 million — the biggest art robbery in history.
Miss Dugdale, 33, holder of a Ph.D. from London university,
Profile of Miss Dugdale on page IO.
was also charged on five other counts involving possession of explosives and firearms in County Donegal, a trouble spot on the Irish republic’s frontier with violence-torn Northern Ireland.
She was charged in Dublin’s special court after traveling under heavy army and police guard from County Cork where she was arrested Saturday at a remote cottage with the 19 oil paintings.
The police said that in the cottage they found 16 of the 19 paintings stolen April 26 by a woman and four men from the country home near Dublin of Sir Alfred Beit, and the other three paintings were in the trunk of a car.
The gang had sent the police a note saying it would destroy the paintings unless $1.2 million in ransom was paid by May 14 and unless the sisters Dolours and Marion Price were transferred to a prison in Northern Ireland. The sisters are serving life sentences in a London jail for bombings in the British capital.
Police believe the recovery
BULLETIN WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. District Judge John Sirica said Monday there is a possibility the White House and the special prosecutor may reach an amicable agreement for delivery of subpoenaed White House tape recordings.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House indicated Monday that President Nixon’s Watergate counsel, James St. Clair, may not fight against the grant-
Mills "Kitty" Plan Told by Milk Official
WASHINGTON (AP) - A top dairy cooperative official allegedly wanted to raise $2 million in cash to help Rep. Wilbur Mills (D-Ark.) run for President in 1972 against Richard Nixon, who had been promised $2 million in dairy money himself.
David Parr, the former second-in-command at Associated Milk Producers, Inc., believed Mills could win the Democratic presidential nomination and beat Nixon, according to statements attributed to Parr’s former associates at the giant dairy cooperative.
“Dave Parr wanted to build a kitty for Wilbur Mills of $2 million,” the co-op’s former lobbyist, Bob A. Lilly, is quoted as saying. “He wanted this to be in cash.”
The milk producer’s present chief executive, George Mehren, is quoted as saying he cut off some of Parr’s aid to Mills when Mehren took over leadership of the co-op in early 1972.
» ., , . . , .. . • . o„njlK i At that time, just before
foi ed a plot by the Irish Repub- . ... ’ .J
. _ \ Lr Mills announced himself as an
bean Army to smuggle the paintings out of the country for sale abroad, police sources said.
“They were destined for sale abroad obviously to raise funds for the IRA and there are point-
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Reports Experts1 Opinion on Tape Gap Unchanged
active candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination,
Parr had assigned a number of salaried cooperative employes | to assist the early draft-Mills I campaign, an apparent violation of federal law prohibiting use of corporate money in campaigns.
Parr ran the milk producers’
I office in Little Rock, Mills’
I congressional district.
Mills has publicly referred to! in
mg of immunity for administration witnesses called before the house judiciary committee.
Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler told reporters at a briefing that St. Clair told him earlier in the day that there appeared to be “no problem in the granting of immunity.”
Ziegler added that the White House “does not have a fixed position” on the subject and noted that it would be up to the committee to determine the question of immunity for witnesses who could tell what they know about Watergate-related matters.
Rep. Hutchinson of Michigan, the senior Republican on the judiciary committee, has said he would oppose granting immunity to any witnesses who testify before the committee during its impeachment inquiry.
Asked if there has been any effect on the White House staff since Nixon released the transcripts of a number of White House conversations last week, Ziegler replied: “Over the past month there has been a hesitancy . ► . to make extensive notes or to put things down on paper.”
Ziegler said the problem had not reached serious proportions but said it might if there was a breakdown in the principle of executive privilege.
Nixon issued the transcripts in response to a judiciary committee subpoena for the tapes of 42 presidential conversations.
St. Clair said, meanwhile, that Nixon’s defense against impeachment depends on whether j Nixon himself was involved in hush money payments to Water- j gate defendants.
St. Clair said the transcripts released last week prove Nixon neither authorized nor knew of the payments and thus is innocent of any “criminal plot to obstruct justice.”
St. Clair also said he considers it unrealistic to think that a constitutional dispute between
Israel, Syria Launch Golan Bomb Raids
Detente, Mid-East On Agenda
By United Press International
Israeli and Syrian war planes carried out heavy bombing attacks against each other’s, IPD1TCAI vm /nim c
, „ _ . I JERUSALEM (URI) — Secre
te s i 11 o n s along the (/clammy 0j- gtate Kissinger will
break off his Middle East shuttle diplomacy between Israel
Waiting for Daddy
The wife of State Rep. Norman Roorda (R-Monroe) waited patiently, but his son, Dirk, and daughter, Nancy, were fast asleep by the time the house finally adjourned early Sunday morning.
Close French Runoff Battle Seen As Socialist Faces Conservative
PARIS < AP)—Socialist Fran-jGaullist party, which dominated .nnn„ . . . _ ,cois Mitterrand will face con-1 French politics for more than a
wha! -SS ♦ ♦ President over isedative Finance Minister Val-(decade under Presidents Charles • i amounts to an impeach- ery Giscard d'Estaing in a close!de Gaulle and Georges Pompi-able offense could be resolved L^f battle for the French don.
n co (presidency May 19, France’s! The official Gaullist candidate, jmunist union but avoided nam- j line.
I voters decided Sunday. former Premier Jacques Cha-jing either Mitterrand or Cis-! The
another int uivaJ Backed up by the powerful! ban-Delmas, polled only 3.693.-1 card d'Estaing.
NEW YORK (AP) - A panel Parr as a '“good'friend.” He|Hou'se"chief *o AlixSr ICommunist party’ Mittcrrand
(,f tape experts has reaffirmed,has declined requests to be in- Haig said he hopes the leading ^Ph^wp^uv^
its preliminary conclusion that | terviewed about his eonnec- members of the house judiciary
an 18Vfe-minute gap in a Water- tions to Parr and the milk pro- committee will personally listena Beld of 12 candidates on, gate tape resulted from severalIducers. The co-op donated $25,- to the White House tapes and (the first ballot with 10.935.763 Gaullist coalltlon*
erasures and re-recordings, ac- OOO to his presidential cam- verify the transcripts. I votes, or 43.36 percent of the consensus of politicians
cording to an assistant to one paign. the largest single, re- Nixon said in releasing the Total cast. Giscard d'Estaing. a of the panel members. (Corded donation. Parr also material that Chairman Rodino member of the Independent Re-
On Saturday the six-man poured at least $50,000 worth j iD-N.J.) and Hutchinson could I Publican Party* ran second with
hear the actual tapes at the 8*286’382* or 32 85 Perccnt
White House. They have not yet I No Majority
“J rite- Since the- heavy turnout of 25
lh S a ny one who reads J million voters gave no candidate! how many of the 14 percent who c ranscripts knows without |a majority, a runoff must be supported Chaban-Delmas after
». of corporate support into the
panel gave the final draft re-jot corporate sui port of its six-month investiga- early draft-Mills campaign in non to U.S. District Judge John late 1971 and early 1972, and Sirica in Washington. The re- Mills has said he was unaware suits were not made public. this.
However, Ernest Aschkenasy, Barr’s lawyer, Robert Light, an assistant to Mark Weis, vice- won’t allow his client to be inpresident of Federal Scientific (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.)
Corp., said in an interview Sun-) — ,.................
day that the final draft is substantially the same as the panel's preliminary report to Sirica \ last Jan. 15.
In that report the tape authorities said buzzing that re-, placed conversation was “put j un the tape in the process of I erasing and re-recording at least five, and perhaps as many j as nine, separate and contiguous segments.”
The final drrft does not change that finding, according to Aschkenasy. He said he participated in the technical examination and analysis of the tape.
T he gap appeared on the recording of a conversation be-; tween President Nixon and then- j White House chief of staff ll. R. llaldeman on June 20, 1972
168 votes, or 14 04 percent, in1 squeeze ThrouSh
what was billed as a primary _ ,
against Giscard d’Estaing, the Gaullist party leaders were
leader of the junior party in the m ng decide their
- tactics. Should large numbers
of hard-line Gaullists stay home on May 19, Mitterrand could
ma jor shakeup "in the Amical j pattern made the outcome of
the runoff unpredictable, with the result likely to be a photo finish.
The big question mark was
Heights Monday. Israel said its planes crossed the cease fire
line to bomb inside Syria, and and Syria *° meet Soviet Tor-
„:,i_ , i eign Minister Andrei Gromyko
each S,dc reported .nfl.ct.ng J Cy|lrus ^ , , s
losses on the other s air force. : announced Monday.
I^ong range artillery and tank Gromyko had been in Dam-duels were reported on the ascus conferring with the Syri-slopes of Mt. Hermon and on; ans while Kissinger has been in the plains below for the 56th israel and in Amman. Jordan day. ; “Secretary of State Henry
All Returned Kissinger and Soviet Foreign
Israel said its planes crossed I ^ecrefary Andre1 Gromyko have
the Golan Heights cease fire line j J? r<!cd ,to meot ^ypiUs.0,1 to hit targets inside Syria and W I far a continuing review
that all of its planes returned of ^S *SotV,e • rclatT ES!?’ safely from the hour long raid. “J* ^ “tuatwn in 010 ^iddl'i Syria said its air defense forces East’ thc announcement said. shot down three of these to Israeli Approval
bring the total Israeli planes de-1 ‘\ye express appreciation to
stroyed Monday to four. the government of Cyprus for
A Syrian communique said t arranging the meeting on short Syrian fighter-bombers hit; no ti ce.” state department Israeli positions in three areas spokesman Robert McCloskey on the Golan Heights front. It said. “It was worked out with said the planes scored direct,the full understanding and ap-j hits and that fires could be seen, proval of the government of burning long afterward in the1 Israel.” He added that the date I enemy positions. Israel said its i for the meeting had jelled in anti-aircraft guns downed one of che past 24 hours, the four attackers. j Kissinger *s expected to take
The Israeli communique said °B for Cyprus Tuesday morning there were no casualties to the and ^ back in Israel sometime Israeli forces in the late afternoon. He then
Syria reported earlier that its f?oes on to Damascus Wcdnes-air defenses had shot down one daY to continue his efforts to of two Israeli reconnaissance bring about an Israeli-Syrian planes over Mt. Hermon. Israel. tr00P disengagement in the denied that claim and said all of I Golan Heights, its planes also returned safely' announcement of the
from the later strike. ;meeting with Gromyko came
* shortly after he arnved here Arab Guerillas j-rorn Amman
The raid ended a one-day! The meeting on Cyprus will I hiatus in Israeli air strikes deal not only with the Middle beyond its northern frontiers.' East but with such questions as Since last week, the command’s the strategic arms limitation warplanes have been bombing agreement, the European securi-and strafing suspected Syrian- ty conference and other insues supported Arab guerilla coneen- leading up to President Nixon’s trations on the western slope of scheduled trip to Moscow in Mt. Hermon, inside Lebanese June.
territory. Kissinger and Gromyko met
The air strike followed com *n Geneva a little over a week votes to thc 49-year-old finance mand reports of continuing a8° when Kissinger received a minister. j Syrian artillery barages all J pledge of Soviet cooperation in
Conceding his defeat, Chaban- * along the 45-mile long front, in-; bringing peace to the Middle Delmas maintained his resolute I eluding the arca of Quneitra, Gromyko, eo-chairman
opposition to the Socialist-Com-1 just west of the old 1967 truce with Kissinger of the Geneva
Middle East peace conference.
Tel Aviv newspaper jfIew to Damascus Sunday for Ma’ariv reported Israeli forces *3^ President Hafez
throughout the northern front 'Assad. ^ were given explicit orders Sun- Deals
day "to reduce the fire and not U.S. officials said Kissinger to initiate firefights with the is not going to Cyprus to make Syrians.” But, it said, the Israe- a deal with Russia on the Mid-lis renewed long-range 175 mm die East and that none is excannon barrages against Syrian pected as a result of the Gromy-anti-aircraft missile sites, after ko-Kissmger meeting, the Syrians persisted with tinuous salvos of shells”.
Gaston Defferre. the Socialist mayor of Marseille who is expected to be premier if Mitterrand wins, admitted that not ail the left wing had turned out to back its standard bearer Sunday. It has been suggested that
TOKYO (UPI) — An earth-
It was understood that the Soviets requested the meeting originally in Syria but that the U.S. suggested Cyprus as an alternative. It also was understood that the meeting was ex-
has not been much tampering I in two weeks. But the voters I bitterness toward Giscard d’-(Continued: Page 3, Col. 6.) (dealt a shattering blow to thc'Estaing would switch their
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By Frank Nyc
DES MOINES — Iowa legislators were back at their regular jobs at home Monday for the first time in nearly four months after their 1974 session came to a tumultuous ending over the weekend.
Out of the confusion that normally clouds adjournments — including eleventh-hour debates to pass bills even as their colleagues packed belongings into boxes for the trip home — came what Democrats said would be a key isMie in this fall’s election campaign
The issue: Consumer interest rate ceilings.
This was Bk* last issue fought out in tlu* legislature and house Democrats carried on a ringing, if unsuccessful, debate designed to dub Republicans as “the had guys” who want to gouge the people
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a s adow of a doubt that there held between the two high men a campaign marked bv personal some ^ialists were wary of of Honshu late Sunday night Dut; jialf with the Middle East and “ “ ““ - - - - Jhc Communist!there were reports of dam- pre.summit issuCs.
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i eli cabinet made no definite de-I cisions in a meeting after Kis-I singer left for his one-day trip (Sunday to Jordan
Perhaps the toughest decision facing the Israelis was whether to modify their initial refusal to give up some of the territory
they seized from Syria in the 1967 war.
Israel has already signalled willingness to give up the territory it captured from Syria last
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Key Demo Issue Born in Adjournment
and Democrats as “the good guys” who want to help the people.
But Republicans, satisfied they had the votes to stave off what they claimed was a Democratic effort to make it difficult, or even impossible, for low-income people to use charge accounts or borrow funds, sat back ami listened or continued to pack for the trip home.
What the Democrats were after, as thc midnight hour separating Saturday and Sunday approached, was a vote to insist on the house version .setting lower interest rate ceilings than those in the senate version.
Hut what they were faced with was thc fact that the senate had walked out early, leaving them with the option of taking its version on none at all
Houm Republicans had advance knowledge of the senate walk out and lined up enough votes in advance — including, ironically, four from the Democrats — to make sure the house would back down from its version so adjournment could take place.
Democrats, on the other hand, could persuade only two Republicans to join them in an effort to save tin* house “low interest’’ version and. hopefully, force the senate to come back this week to compromise difference*; via a conference committee.
Significantly, one of the Republicans who joined the Democrats was State Rep David Stanley (R-Muscatine), a candidate for U.S. senator. The other was Rep. Sonja Kgenes (R-Story City).
The four Democrats who joined 50 Republicans, on the
54 to 40 votes to back down from the house version and accept the senate version, were Reps Adrian Brinck ID-West Point), Keith Dunton (D-Thornburg). Richard Norpel (D-Bellevue) and Russell Wyckoff (D-Vinton).
Absent or not voting on this important roll call were: Reps. Willis Junker (R-Sioux City), Harold McCormick (D-Manchcstcr), Charles Crassly (R-New Hartford), Russell De Jong (R-Pella) and Joseph Clark (D-Dubuquc).
After the house backed down, it passed the bill with the senate version by the same 54 to 40 vote, with all present voting as they had thc first time except Reps. E. Jean Kiser (R-Davenport) and Emil Husak (D-Toledo), who switched The same absentees on the first vote were missing on the second, which sent the bill to Gov. Robert Ray
who indicated Monda> probably sign it.
As finally passed the bill provides for 18 percent ceilings on the first $500 of revolving charge accounts with 15 percent on the remainder.
The house version would have charged 18 percent only on the first $100
Both versions set 15 percent as the rate for installment contracts on large purchases, such as refrigerators.
But another difference was in interest rates banks and other lending institutions can charge. Thc house raised the present 12 percent rate to 13 percent but the senate’s 15 percent prevailed in the end.
The house version included more consumer protection provision than the senate bill that was accepted, including
some that Republicans said would make it difficult for elderly and low-income people to borrow at all.
One of those would have prohibited the use of household goods for collateral at small loan companies, which can still charge 36 percent.
Present revolving charge and closed-end contracts have had a ceiling of 9 percent ever since an Iowa supreme court decision last year held tile previous 18 percent violated Iowa’s 9 percent usury law.
The adjournment situation last Saturday night must have presented a confusing picture to thousands of Iowans, who admittedly have some difficulty understanding legislative procedures any time
What happened was th a t Senate Majority Leader Clifton Lamborn (R-Maquokcta) got stubborn. He didn’t want to get hung up in an all-mght
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