Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 1, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Mostly clear through S ii n ii u y. Low tonight ;iround 50. High Sunday in middle 70s.
VOLUME 92 — NUMBER 143
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SATURDAY, JUNK I, 1974
ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES
Raw Farm Prices Off 4 Percent
High Court Says Yes To Jaworski Request
WASHINGTON (AP) - The supreme court Friday granted Special Watergate Prosecutor Leon Jaworski’s plea for specd-ed-up review of U.S. District Judge John Sirica’s order that President Nixon surrender White House tapes and documents.
The court agreed to Jaworski’s request that it bypass the U.S. circuit court of appeals in Washington and take immediate jurisdiction of the case.
The decision set the stage for a possible confrontation between the President and the nation's highest court on the issue of executive privilege.
No voting breakdown was announced on the court’s decision, which is customary on such actions.
Jaworski asked for the streamlined procedure last Friday after the President’s lawyers filed notice of appeal to the circuit court from Sirica’s ruling.
He said letting the matter go through the appeals courts would delay until next spring the trial of seven men, including former close associates of the President, on cover-up charges arising from t h e Watergate scandal.
In a response filed Thursday, White House lawyers said the
WASHINGTON (AP) - Prices of raw farm products dropped 4 percent from April 15 to May 15, the third monthly decline in a row, the U.S. agriculture department (USDA) said Friday.
The price index declined 4 percent in the month ended March 15 and 6 percent in the month ending April 15.
Those decreases, particularly for meat animals, resulted in some easing of retail food costs for consumers.
Officials said the latest decrease was due mostly to lower prices for cattle, hogs, wheat, eggs, calves and cotton. However. higher prices were reported for potatoes, hay and can-telopes.
Compared with a year earlier, the Crop Reporting Board said farm prices were up 7 percent. As of May 15, the index was 175 percent of its I 1967 base, down from 183 in mid-April. It had soared to a record 207 percent last August.
Although government figures show middlemen have not passed along fully to consumers recent declines at the farm, retail prices of groceries did | drop in April mainly as a result of lower meat prices.
In a report last week, USDA said a statistical marketbasket of farm-producer food cost Ll percent less in April, the first monthly decline since last October.
However, the figures also showed the benefit to consumers would have been greater if middlemen had not widened their margins.
The latest raw farm product report said prices of meat animals as a group dropped 8 percent during the month. Meat comprises nearly one-third of family grocery purchases.
Cattle were $37.20 per IOO I as= having quite deep water, pounds live weight as of May; lama rescue unit was
15, compared with $39.20 in Ap-1 at about I p.m. and recov-ril and a record of $51.70 last Iered Mrs- Williams’ body at 2 August, the report said. P m The son’s body was recov-
Hogs were $26.30 per IOO ed Pm- She was about
pounds, compared with $30.60 f°*t *roni shore and the boy in April and a record $56.50 last about 30 feet, summer. The vvaler* the deputy sheriff
Wheat prices at the farm, *»id. was IO to 12 feet deep there. which soared to a record $5.52 Dr. C. W. Maplethorpe, Tama
case was too important to be hastily considered in the closing days of the court's current session.
The court set oral arguments for July 8. It asked both parties to submit briefs by June 21, with any additional briefs to be filed by July I.
In their written response, the President’s attorneys said: “To allow the judicial process to run its orderly course will cause some delay, but though speedy justice is an important aim of the law it can never take a precedence over just justice.” Jaworksi said a prompt decision was needed to determine whether the nation’s constitutional system is “sufficiently resilient to permit the executive branch to establish an independent prosecutor fully capable of investigating and prosecuting allegations of criminal misconduct by officials in the executive office of the President.”
Economic Retort by Democrat
Rural Garwin Mother and Son Drown in Pond
MONTOUR —A mother her son drowned Friday afternoon in a pond on the Robert Hempy farm, rural Montour.
Mrs. Ward Williams, 33, rural Garwin, and her son. Stacey Daniel Williams, 12, were fishing. Two other boys and a girl also were on the outing.
Stacey was wading when he apparently got into deep water. His mother went to his rescue.
Sirica ruled last week that Nixon must give the tapes and documents subpoenaed by Jaworski to a federal judge for the judge’s inspection.
The material relates to 64 White House conversations between June 20, 1972, and June 4, 1973.
Prosecutors say they need it to prepare for the Watergate coverup trial, scheduled to begin Sept. 9.
Defendants in that trial are former Atty. Gen. John Mitchell, former White House aides II. IL Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, Charles Colson and Gordon jstrachan and former presiden-and tial campaign workers Kenneth Parkinson and Robert Mardian. * * *
WASHINGTON (AP) - A spokesman for congressional Democrats said Saturday that the administration is remaining passive while an economic
crisis undermines the quality of life for millions of average Americans.
Rep. Henry Reuss (Wis.) said Democrats reject the reliance on what he called “the same tired old tools—fiscal and monetary restraint.”
A positive policy is needed to combat rising joblessness, worsening inflation and an increasingly inequitable tax structure, he said.
Reuss, a member of the joint economic committee, spoke on CBS in an equal-time rebuttal to President Nixon’s May 25 radio address on the economy.
Reuss proposed tax cuts for | poor and middle-income people, I an end to inducements to export I scarce materials, and creation; of public service jobs to combat the 5 percent unemployment1 rate.
He noted that, the day after Nixon predicted inflation would ! taper off, Federal Reserve I Chairman Arthur Burns warned I that inflation was so severe as to jeopardize the country’s fu-1 tare.
Reuss said Nixon also had, said that large wage increases! and an over-rapid expansion of j the economy were the maim dangers and some increase inU^P)
A Returned Israeli War Prisoner Hugs His Daughter
Two Surrender, Leaving Behind 17 Captives, $1 Million Ransom
Chairman Peter Rodino of the I unemployment might have
house judiciary committee ruled out of order a move to call witnesses to testify about the alleged payment of $75,000 in hush money to E. Howard Hunt, Watergate conspirator.
Rodino said the impeachment inquiry rules prohibit consider-
Both went under. Two of the i ation of calling witnesses until other children ran to the Hempy completion of the initial presen-home for help. tation of evidence, carried on
The 20-acre lake is described behind closed doors so far.
Rodino also turned back without a vote suggestions to release all or part of the evidence the committee has heard so far. But
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per bushel last February, averaged $3.52 in May. A month earlier wheat was $3.93. A year ago it was $2 15.
Corn was up slightly to $2.45 per bushel from $2.41 in April and $1.61 a year earlier. Soybeans were $5.21 per bushel in May, $5.15 in April and $8.27 in May last year.
The department has predicted record grain crops this year.
Eggs at the farm dropped to 42 c^nts per dozen, down 8.4 cents from April. But potatoes rose again to $8.78 per IOO: pounds from $8.03 in April and $4.79 in May kist year.
Prices paid by farmers for operating expenses rose two- j thirds of one percent from mid | April and averaged 15 percent above a year earlier, the report said.
As a result, the government’s farm parity ratio was 79 percent as of May 15, compared with 83 percent in April and 85 percent a year earlier.
Prices and costs theoretically are in balance at IOO percent.
county medical examiner, listed accidental drowning as the cause of death.
Williams is employed at the Tama Meat Packing Corp. plant. They have been residents of Tama county a short time.
The bodies were taken to the Henderson funeral home in Toledo. They were to be transferred Saturday to the Estel-Perrin funeral home in Marshalltown.
They were the first drownings in Tama county this year.
Missouri River Has Submarine
KANSAS CITY (AP) - A World war II submarine moving!j J ,, up the Missouri rive- has turned some heads in the lust week or so but its no illusion.
The Marlin, a 135-foot navy training submarine, passed through Kansas City on a barge Friday enroute to a permanent home at the Freedom Park museum on the bank of the Missouri in Omaha.
Navy officials say the trip represents the farthest inland a submarine has ever sailed in the U.S.
“We Democrats reject this passive attitude toward an economic crisis which is undermining the expectations and quality of life of millions of average-income Americans — at least two-thirds of a nation,” Reuss said.
He said the Watergate and related political scandals have caused a profound disaffection amjng citizens and “to allow the economic situation to deter-| iorate further is the surest way to extremism and disaster.”
Throughout the Nixon admin-isti ation, Reuss said, there has been “a rip-off of the vast majority of American families who ; try to make a go of it on in-of $15,000 a year
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif, and, over the next five hours, unhurt. On orders from the Two teenaged gunmen talked them into surrendering. |Vestigators, most hostages to I walked calmly out of a Sacra- “After I talked to both of
memo area bank and surren- them I figured it was just a Sacrament0, one of the eight dered after holding a total of 25 matter of time,” he said. “I released in exchange for Ruh, persons hostage, some for more used every means I could to ap- told newsmen, “They came, than seven hours. peal to their logic.” fired a shot in the air and said
They left behind 17 captives He said thc >’ouths ,old him This is a holdup
and $1 million ransom, the
that they planned to hold up the
Israel and Syrians in Exchange
By United Pre** International
Thousands of friends and relatives thronged airports in Tel Aviv and Damascus Saturday for exchange of wounded Israeli and Syrian prisoners of war, opening the second phase of a breakthrough agreement between the two countries.
Both Israel and Syria said guns in the Golan Heights region were silent for the first time in months, honoring the cease-fire accord imposed Friday by the signing of a military disengagement agreement in Geneva.
Twelve Israeli troops, some hobbling on crutches and one with his hand amputated, arrived in Tel Aviv after the hour-long flight from Damascus to be welcomed with kisses, flowers and tears of joy.
Twenty-five Syrians and one Moroccan, including two double amputees, received a similar greeting in Damascus.
Dayan on Hand
In Tel Aviv, Defense Minister Moshe Dayan and Foreign Minister Abba Eban shook the hands of the returning PWs. Premier Mahmoud Ayyoubi headed the ! Syrian delegation at the Damascus airport. With him were De-! fense Minister Mustafa Tlas and ;other top military and government officials.
The disengagement pact, negotiated by Secretary of State Kissinger, called for an immedi-fused to talk to newsmen. :ate cease-fire, creation of a But Guerrina Akaley, 31, of ; Golan Heights buffer zone, troop
pullbacks within four weeks and an exchange of prisoners to begin within 24 hours.
Kissinger returned to Washington Friday and said his mar-“They were nice people. They a*bon labts may have helped
. r . . / ..j,As, milf rtf rile-
bank and flee the country. wanted the money and that’sioverc°me'‘the wide gulf of dis-
money stacked neatly in six- They had demanded that an all. They said they weren’t.trust and hostility” in the Midinch-high bundles along one interview with them filmed in going to hurt anyone.” die East.
the bank be broadcast on a local One of the last captives re- * now believe that the two in vvhirh no nnp television station before they leased, Airman William Jack-|s*des, have learned to under-
was injured began .shortly be surrendered. But they ended up son, jol I, "Thats a helluva Istand the thinking of each other
fore neon Friday and ended leavin8 the bank 10 minutes way to open a checking ac-
after bank officials collected the bef°r'e the interview was aired. j count. ’
ransom and dropped it through Chowed them out and
b, 9j took them to the sheriff s station ; in a waiting patrol car.
the night collection chute brown paper bags. .
At different times during the In tbe interview, they said ordeal, the gunmen forced two; they desperately needed the women hostages into the vault! money-and taped a shotgun to their Next-door Neighbors necks, said Bill Miller of the They lived next door to each sheriff s office. other. Neighbors said both fami-
Third Youth lies were financially hard
ly identified the youths as
pressed and Madigan’s father was an invalid.
were but were
He said a 20-year trend which saw a greater share of the nations income going to low-and-iMichael Madigan, 19, and Brian .. ,
middle-income families has been Young. IS, both of to.cho Cor-1 ()ff'T F* v reversed in the Nixon adminis-' dova ‘ scared and shook up
... They were booked for investi-
under the Nixon administra- gation of armed robbery, assault lion economic policies, the rich with a deadly weapon and ex-mdeed got richer, relatively tortion. speaking, and the poor got Authorities said a third youth, poorer, representing a transfer;not identified, was taken into of more than $10 billion a year J custody and was being questioned as a possible participant! in the planning of the holdup
50 Feared Dead In English Blast
FIJXBOROUGH, England (AP) — An explosion today wrecked a chemical plant in this eastern English town and ambulance workers said they feared 50 people were killed. Scores were reported injured.
that maybe that hurdle has been overcome,” he said. “But there is a long road to go before we have a permanent peace in the Middle East.”
SLA Missile Felled
Before thc start of the prisoner exchange, Israel held 408 Syrian, Moroccan and Iraqi prisoners and Syria had 68 Israeli captives.
The U. N. ordered Austrian and Peruvian troops stationed near the Suez Canal to take up positions in the Israeli-Syrian buffer zone, along with Canadian and Polish logistic support.
Police Craft~ Letter
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LOS FBI is
Says Labor Spending for Demos Dwarfs Illegal Republican Gifts
WASHINGTON (AP) — A by Arlington House Washington attorney who repre-I chello, N. Y. sented the original Watergate! defendants says illegal corporate gifts to Republicans were It, the author urges ap-insigrficant compared to lh- pointmen! of a special prosecutions financial support for Dem- lor 1° tho Watergate case, to
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In a new book. Douglas Caddy charges unions violated the Federal Corrupt Practices Aet by illegally spending millions of dollars in tax-exempt union dues, mostly to help liberal Democrats.
The result, writes Caddy, is “an imbalance in our political system that threatens to impose on America a labor government, under which the elected representatives will be responsible no longer to the American people but to the labor bosses.”
The book, “The $100 Million Payoff — How Big Labor Buys Its Democrats”, was published
ANGELES (AP) — The cd the special weapons and tac-j moscow (AP) — Without a
studying the contents of|l*cs (SWAT) section of the Los , W()r(j aboUt Secretary of State
Miller said the teenage ban-L )ctter the sevcn-head- • Kissinger. Pravda Saturday
dlls burst into a shopping center; ^ msigma of thc Svn)bi. kd td Xr offices aboard (he f V* SyHai» complete credit office of the Crocker Bank mo-; ,• . ... 1 nr 1.for bringing about the Israeli-
menus after holding up a nearby jl)ncse Liberation Army, in which, aircraft, winch was reportedly Syrian disengagement agree-
grocery and a department store. I the terrorist group claimed it on a training exercise, su ire jmenj
where they stole two shotguns used an anti-aircraft missile to so',ou® .. . ! The Communist party newspa-
the ieUer^o claim credit I *)Cr said lhe Pacl was ;l result °f |etter -..—a tm J Z SI I Syrian pressure on Israel. It did
and a pistol !sond a P°bce helicopter erash-
They herded 24 customers and m£m a ball of flames. ling
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investigate and prosecute labor leaders and those politicians lie alleges have knowledge of receiving illegal campaign donations.
“To a great degree,” Caddy says, “lhe funds supporting organized labor’s political activities come from tile dues paid by union members, most of whom are under compulsory-unionism contracts, and those funds are committed to partisan political purposes without regard to the normally conflicting political sentiments, loyalties and wishes prevailing among union members.”
Much of tin* material in
I • u i mc icilei slipped Friday lor the shootdown of the police; , ,, ,. , _.
employes into a corner but were .1"1 suppeu ruuav ^ronaor not mention anything about Kis-
• , . l l i 11 meht under a door of television Bill zuo Jetranger helicopter on . , °
surprised by a h.ghway patrol W, MXT.tSd .be jot-pow- IS May 1971 .. Our intelligence
ered helicopter was shot down bad informed us thai members (dnd dlPlom;‘uc breakthroughs
Marin Tripped m retribution tor the 17 May ot SWAT would be involved in Jln bamnu‘n 8 out tbe agree
in New Ro- Caddy’s book conies from documents filed in a federal court by the Internationa! \ssn. of Machinists as part of a suit brought by dissident members who
charged the union misused! “I was going in to cash my j elimination of six of our beloved I training exercises in the Kagel |inJj!?1' rpitPratpH nr,.
membership funds for political check and the guy fired a shot comrades by members of the ’allyou area an the above date.” j nlai,iIepe,h9j ^ causes. The suit was dismissed at me.” said Officer George11-os Angeles police department
and is being appealed. Curtright, who backed out of the SWAT teams.”
Caddy alleges that union bank and called for help. At the A police spokesman said the
helicopter crash is under investigation by a police board which will hear testimony from civilian and police witnesses. A report
members are often coerced into making political cash contributions and that millions of dollars’ worth of campaign ser
same time a bank employe tripped a silent alarm.
Deputies, highway patrolmen and FBI agents encircled the
vices are paid for by union dues!bank and cordoned off surround- 0,1 tbe findings should be availa-in violation of the Corrupt Brae-; mg streets and parking lots. b,e ,1fxt wet'k’ lho sP°kosman I ices Aet. The law makes it! The youths demanded the $1 added* illegal for labor organizations to million and an assurance of free Several More
contribute union funds to can-;passage out of town in exchange
for their prisoners.
vious claims that the Soviet | Union deserves a share of the credit.
“Like Any Other”
William Sullivan, FBI agent-in-charge here, said Friday that missing Patricia Hearst is not Flag Dates
a “special case" and will bo WASHINGTON (AP) - Pres-treated like any other fugitive jdenj Nix0n has designated the
if she and the SLA couple with beginning June 9 as Nu-
whom she is thought to be hid- Flag week and June 14 as
mg elect to shoot it out with1 °
didates for federal offices $50 Million
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author says organized was estimated to have
The letter, signed “B Team Leader,” warned that the SLA They agreed to release eight [had several more military-type of the hostages in exchange for anti aircraft missiles “and we a sheriff's corporal. will use them to shoot down Fas-
Cpl. Robert Rub, stripped to the waist, walked into the bank
cist pig aircraft."
Cmdr. Paul Gillen, who head-
Sullivan said “We will not change our normal procedures” in trying to apprehend Miss Hearst, William Harris and his wife, Emily. “We only fire in self-defense, but we will not jeopardize the life of a law enforcement officer,” he said.
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