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towa a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 105 — No. 133 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, Thursday, June 6, 1974 — Fourteen Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each F.voninR for BOc Per Week 15c Single Copy Grand Jury Voted to Name President WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal grand jury voted earlier this year to name President Nixon as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Watergate cove r-up, presidential lawyer James D. St. Clair said today. St. Clair told newsmen he was informed of the grand jury's action three or four weeks ago by special prosecutor Leon Jaworski. Asked what the President's reaction was, St. Clair said, "his view, of course, is that they just don't have all the evidence ... I think he felt it was quite inappropriate ... He was confident that the true facts would come out in time and that he would be exonerated." Unindicted co-conspirators are not charged with a crime and cannot be prosecuted under the indictment in which Rev. Gray Appointed to Trinity The Rev. Thomas Gray has been appointed deacon-in-charge of Trinity Episcopal Church. This is the first time that the church has had a resident priest with no other parish duties outside of the local parish. The Rev. Gray, his wife Pamela, and son. Matthew, 2 l /2, reside at 820 North Adams in Carroll. The priest received a master of divinity degree in May from Seabery-Western Theological Seminary, Evanston, 111. Before entering the seminary, he was a landscape architect for five and one-half years for the State Conservation Commission in Des Moines, Harrison Associates in Nevada , and Stanley Consultants in Muscatine. A native of Ames, Fr. Gray graduated from Iowa State University in 1966 with a degree in landscape architecture. Previously, the church was served by priests-in-charge of other local parishes. The search for a resident priest in Carroll began about two years ago. After the Rt. Rev. Walter C. Righter, bishop of the they are named. The same grand jury returned indictments March 1 against seven former Nixon administration and campaign aides for allegedly conspiring to block the investigation of the Watergate break-in. The grand jury also handed U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica a sealed report and a satchel filled with evidence it had accumulated on the President's alleged role in Watergate. The Los Angeles Times reported today that the grand jury voted unanimously to include the President among the unindicted co-conspirators in the case. The Washington Post, which said it had confirmed the Times story from three separate sources, reported the grand jury vote was 19 to 0 with four members absent. Both newspapers said the jurors first wanted to include Nixon among the defendants in the case but decided against indicting him because of legal questions over whether an incumbent president could be indicted. The Post said Jaworski advised the grand jury that such an indictment would be legally questionable. St. Clair said the grand jury's action has "no legal effect." "It wouldn't be the first time a grand jury was wrong," he said. St. Clair made his comments as he entered a closed session of the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment inquiry. Asked if they had been told of the grand jury's action, several committee members, including chairman Peter W. Exchange Last War Prisoners By The Associated Press Israel and Syria exchanged their last POWs from the October war today, and Red Cross planes flew them home from Tel Aviv and Damascus. Israeli soldiers before dawn released 367 Syrians, 10 Iraqis and five Moroccans captured on the Golan Heights and —Staff Photo Rev. Thomas Gray Episcopal diocese of Iowa, approved the congregation's request, members conducted a self-study and used the Clergy Deployment Service, a computer profile bank of the national Episcopal church. The bishop recommended Fr. Gray to the congregation. A mutual interview between the Rev. Gray and the congregation was held in February. Both then requested the appointment to Carroll. The church has been established in Carroll for nearly 100 years. The original building, which has been renovated several times, stands at the corner of Ninth and Adams Streets. No Payment Likely for Poisoned Cattle J. J. Feldmann, Breda livestock breeder who lost about 150 cattle after an insecticide poisoning accident earlier this week, probably won't be able to collect indemnity payments to cover the estimated $60,000 loss, according to a state official. Dale Awtry, state executive director of the Iowa Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, said Thursday such payments have never been made for livestock in pesticide cases. He said the only payments that had been made were to University veterinarian, said the burial site was selected carefully to avoid contamination of water supplies. To Recycle Used Tires AKRON, Ohio (AP) - The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. says it has a plan to help clean up the environment and ease the energy crisis at the same time. The key is 200 million tires worn out each year in the U.S., rnUk producers Tut he sa, r d according to Charles J. Pilliod they were reimbursed for the Jr., chairman of Goodyear, loss of milk they could not market. Legislation was recently passed by Congress to provide $10 million in indemnities to chicken farmers because of Koolsbergen, of the Oil Shale and H.I. chairman Corp. Pilliod and Koolsbergen announced plans Wednesday to use oil shale recovery tech- PniCKCIl Idl IHtl O *^,WMVMJ»- «* " . pesticide contamination of nology to recover energy and Fid fed to some birds. resuable materials from scrap About 150 heifers and steers tires. died earlier this week at the The executives say that ? t.-nirfP was mixed 15 million gallons of oil, 75 •" S 5 C l^ P ntW wit™ corn million pounds of carbon black ensiUgV ra^ixeJ-feeTng and two million pounds of wagon Nearly all of the cattle steel. exposed to the contarninated 4 Forecast 'ensilage died, according to Area loaded them on a Swissair jumbo jetliner and a United Nations Fokker Friendship for the hour-long flight to Syria. As the planes left Israel, a third Red Cross flight departed from Damascus with 56 smiling Israeli POWs aboard. The Israelis, in khaki fatigues and bare headed, entered the plane under the silent gaze of hundreds of Syrian men, women and children gathered to welcome their soldiers. The PO W exchange promised in the disengagement pact negotiated by Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger began Saturday when Syria exchanged 12 wounded Israelis for 25 wounded Syrians and one Moroccan. As the prisoners left for home. United Nations peacekeeping troops began patrolling the cease-fire line on the Golan Heights. Wildly jubilant crowds of Israelis and Syrians poured onto the airfields at Damascus and outside Tel Aviv to welcome the POWs home. Hundreds of frantic Israelis, shouting with joy after months of worry, surged around the plane from the Syrian capital and lifted the freed men onto their shoulders. Welcoming ceremonies collapsed in chaos as the crowds fought past police barriers. Girl soldiers in miniskirts pushed through the jostling mob, handing flowers to the bewildered POWs. The scene at the Damascus airport was even wilder. DIES OF INJURIES " SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP)Homer Olson, 47, of Denison died in a Sioux City hospital Thursday of injuries received Wednesday when he fell from a scaffold in Storm Lake. Rodino Jr., D-N.J., said they had not been told. The Post quoted its sources as saying the grand jury naming of the President first became known to defense lawyers in the case during a closed hearing before Judge Sirica early last month. The Post said the disclosure came in response to a motion by all seven defendants that the prosecution list "all persons alleged to have conspired with the defendants named in the indictment." The Post said Sirica swore all those in attendance to secrecy after Jaworski disclosed that Nixon had been named an unindicted co-conspirator. The Post quoted informed sources as saying that the grand jury is believed to have" named others besides Nixon as unindicted co-conspirators. The Post said Jaworski had delayed turning over the list of unindicted co-conspirators to defense lawyers, apparently to keep Nixon's status from becoming public. James Doyle, spokesman for Jaworski. said federal court rules prevent him from making any comment on matters inside the grand jury room. Indicted by the grand jury were: former Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell; former White House aides H. R. Haldeman. John D. Ehrlichman, Charles W. Colson, and Gordon C. Strachan; former assistant Atty. Gen. Robert C. Mardian; and Kenneth W. Parkinson, a former attorney for the President's re-election committee. Earlier this week Colson pleaded guilty to a single charge of obstruction of justice in the Pentagon Papers case and agreed to cooperate with the prosecutor's office. As a result, Jaworski said he would move to have all other charges against Colson dropped. Templeton Lagoon Damaged — -Staff Photo Damage to the Templeton sewage lagoon is being investigated in an effort to determine whether financial help in making repairs is available. The lagoon was damaged during the heavy rains in mid-May. Here. R. W. Grote (right) Iowa Region four sanitarian. Templeton Councilman Cla-rence Fangman and State Representative C.W. (Bill) Hutchins, (D-Guthrie Center), survey the damage. Flooding on May 16 and 18 caused erosion of the dikes, damaged fences, caused a loss of seed cover and a silt accumulation. The system has about 30 hookups at the present time. Milk Tape Incomplete,Inconclusive WASHINGTON (AP) -A key tape in the milk-fund affair is incomplete and inconclusive, say several House impeachment probers who listened to it. The recording is of President Nixon ordering an increase in federal milk price supports in 1971. Several members of the House Judiciary Committee who heard it say it neither proves nor disproves whether the President was influenced by a promise of $2 million in campaign donations from dairy cooperatives. They also say the recording ends abruptly with an exchange between Nixon and then Treasury Secretary John Push Spending Cuts to Reduce Inflation WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — A consensus is building among administration economic advisers favoring major reductions in government spending in an effort to restrain inflation. The latest to support a reduction in federal spending is Chairman Arthur F. Burns of the Federal Reserve Board. Burns told an international conference Wednesday he thinks the administration soon will make proposals to curb spending and "get better control over the budget." "I expect some progress in the struggle against inflation," he said. Treasury Secretary William E. Simon and White House economic coordinator Kenneth Rush previously have advocated reductions in spending in the 1975 fiscal year and a balanced budget in 1976 as a way of controlling inflation. Burns painted a much more optimistic picture of the economy than he did two weeks ago when he said inflation placed the future of the country in jeopardy. He said here he thinks the nation's economy will show slight growth in the second quarter of the year after the big first quarter decline. Burns also made these other points during a news conference at the International Monetary Conference attended by leading government and financial leaders from about 20 countries: —There probably will not be a tax reduction. —There probably won't be a recession in the United States or in the world this year, though there will be more moderate growth in world economies. —Plans for a formal reform of the international monetary system this year have been scrapped because of the rampant world inflation and the impact of the high cost of world oil on international balances of payments. Burns said the decline in the American economy in the first three months of the year was not as bad as the 6.5 per cent rate of decline as reflected in the index of the Gross National Product. Burns said he favors economic growth in the months ahead but not at the frantic boom-like pace of 1973. B. Connally. According to Charles B. Rangel, D-N.Y., Connally said, "I'd like to talk to you for a couple of minutes on another matter." Nixon replied, "Sit down," and the tape recording ended, Rangel said. The recording was furnished voluntarily by the White House several months Subsidies on Sugar Are Killed WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has killed the 40-year-old federal sugar program, but opponents and supporters disagree over what effect the action will have on retail sugar prices. The bill's chief supporter, Rep. W.R. Poage, D-Tex., said Wednesday's 209-175 vote will cause sugar prices to more than double. However, a leading opponent, Rep. Peter Peyser, R-N.Y., said the bill would have significantly raised the price to consumers. Peyser and other opponents argued that the bill contained a formula that would have boosted the retail price of sugar by at least a half-cent per pound over the highest price allowed under the present Sugar Act. Peyser charged during debate that the sugar program, established during the Depression to help the industry survive, was now "making the taxpayer and the consumer damn unhappy." The program sets domestic and foreign production quotas and provides subsidies to sugar producers. Peyser said the object of the program was to stabilize domestic sugar prices, but that it had failed to do so. But Poage, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, said, "The House is going to find out it must have a sugar bill. By tomorrow morning, there will be second thoughts on this.'' ago before it began resisting requests for subpoenas for additional recordings. White House lawyers have said that in such tapes it gave up only portions relevant to Watergate. The committee devoted the full day Wednesday to reviewing evidence in the milk fund affair. Today it was scheduled to review White House wiretapping of newsmen and administration officials; a plan that Nixon approved briefly to gather domestic intelligence through burglary and surveillance of mail, and activities of the White House plumbers unit that broke into the office of v Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist. Both Democrats and Republicans on the committee agreed generally that the milk fund tape is open to different interpretations. Harold V. Froehlich, R-Wis., said, "I think you can read into it what you want." Froehlich said he heard no evidence of wrongdoing by Nixon, although he said the tape shows the President raised milk prices for political reasons. Jerome R. Waldie, D-Calif., said: "I was of the opinion that milk prices were increased in response to a pledge of campaign contributions and nothing I heard has dissuaded me. It has only reinforced my opinion." There was some disagreement as to whether political contributions were discussed at the meeting. The recording is of a March 23, 1971, meeting among Nixon and seven advisers. The day before the largest co-op, Associated Milk Producers Inc., gave $10,000 to a Nixon committee. Escapee Captured After Shots Fired Luther D. Danneman, 25, Manning, is being held in the Carroll County jail here in lieu of $10,000 bond after an attempt Wednesday to escape from Deputy Sheriff Ferman Stout. Charged with escape from an officer in charge, Danneman bolted from officers on the second floor of the Court House about 12:30 p.m. following a parole violation hearing. Danneman was arrested Saturday, May 25, on a charge of possession of marijuana and has been held in jail under order from the Bureau of Adult Correction Services for parole violation. Stout said Danneman offered no resistance when apprehended in a storeroom of the new Carroll Theater at the corner of Main and Fifth Streets. Danneman, unrestrained at the time he ran from officers, raced down the Court House stairs, out the front door of the building and headed west towards Main Street. In pursuit, Stout said he fired two warning shots into the air after Danneman failed to stop after three verbal commands. Iowa State Trooper Kenneth Bolz, Jefferson, joined in pursuit of Danneman after hearing the shots while driving on U.S. 30, Stout said. Stout said Danneman dashed into the new theater building after he shouted at on-lookers to stop Danneman. An unidentified man who was near the theater at the time pointed out. to Stout that Danneman was hiding under a table in the theater's storeroom. Few prisoners are handcuffed when taken to the court room or to Magistrate Court, both on the second floor of the Court House. But after Wednesday's incident, Stout said he felt it may be a good idea to handcuff all prisoners. Sniper Killed After Policeman Slain, 10 Wounded Feldmann. None of the animals was useable either as food or for rendering purposes. Bulldozers were at the farm burying the last of the dead cattle Wednesday. Dr. Gavin Meerdink, an Iowa State A little cooler with showers and thunderstorms Thursday night and Friday. Lows Thursday night upper 50s. Highs Friday mostly mid 70s. Rainfall chances 80 per cent Thursday night, 30 per cent Friday. OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A s h o t g u n-wielding ex-convict k i 1 1 e d a policeman and wounded eight other officers and two civilians before he emerged from a flaming rooming house and was shot to death early today, police said. Police Chief Richard Andersen said Elza Carr Jr., 33, had held police at bay with an automatic shotgun for more than four hours before he came out of a flaming, tear gas-filled rooming house on Omaha's Near North Side. The chief said Carr was firing the weapon at officers as he opened a door on the porch. Police returned the fire and Carr was killed, he said. Andersen said Patrolman Paul Nields, about 26, died at a hospital of a head wound suffered at about 12:45 a.m. when he entered the house as police urged the sniper to surrender. Authorities said Nields, married and the father of two, was among officers who launched tear gas about 2 1 /;. hours after Carr had fired from upstairs in the two-story frame structure. Flames engulfed the house in late stages of the incident, apparently ignited by tear gas cannisters. Three persons in the house when the shooting started managed to escape uninjured. Andersen said pellets from the man's weapon had hit eight other officers, a man who had been visiting Carr and a bystander. Andersen said Carr had been convicted, of burglary and auto theft charges, and newspaper files showed he was in the Nebraska Penal Complex in 1972. According to the police account, Carr had held off police since about 9:30 p.m., after his half brother, Jesse McDonald, 44, was wounded in the house and officers were summoned. Mrs. Harry Owens, who lives on the first floor of the house, said she had called McDonald to say Carr was ill and needed $10. She said McDonald was shot as he left the apartment. His condition was not reported. Two other patrolmen were wounded about the same time as Nields. There was no report on their conditions. Andersen said Carr, shooting from a window, wounded two sergeants and three other patrolmen. Three of the men were reported in serious condition, two others in fair condition. The bystander was not hurt seriously. Police started firing tear gas into the house at about midnight but Carr refused to surrender. The police chief, using a bullhorn, repeatedly urged Carr to "lay down your weapon and come out with your hands up and you will not be harmed." Reporters said the only response was jeering from many of the estimated ,300 bystanders in the predominantly black area. Another patrolman was shot shortly after 2 a.m., and flames and tear gas then drove Carr from the building at2:05a.m.

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