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Iowa a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 105 — No. 136 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll Iowa, Monday, June 10, 1974 — Twelve Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each Evening for 60c Per Week Single Copy Nixon Again Rejects House Subpoenas WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon refused again today to honor any more House impeachment inquiry subpoenas, writing to House Judiciary Committee chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr. that he will do nothing which would "render the executive branch henceforth and forevermore subservient to the legislative branch." Nixon's six-page letter to Rodino was in response to the Judiciary Committee's subpoena for tapes of 45 conversations related to the Watergate scandal. The letter was released by the White House. The committee voted 37 to 1 on May 29 to subpoena the Delay is Granted Suspect WATERLOO, Iowa (AP)— The arraignment of accused slayer Russell Fitz was postponed Monday in Black Hawk County District Court to allow time for consultation between his court-appointed attorneys. Fitz, 27, is charged with first degree murder in the strangulation death of 2-year-old Michelle Lynn (Shelly) Day last Thursday. A court-appointed attorney Monday asked Judge Peter Van Metre for a postponement of Fitz's arraignment until he had the opportunity to consult with another defense lawyer yet to be named by the court. Judge Van Metre set the arraignment for 1:30 p.m. next Monday, at which time Fitz is expected to enter a plea. Black Hawk County Medical Examiner Dr. Paul O'Keefe said the girl had been strangled with an electric cord and that there were indications she had been sexually molested. The girl disappeared late Thursday afternoon and her body was found about five hours later in a crawl space above the bathroom in Fitz's apartment. His apartment was directly above that of Mrs. Georgia Hilmer, who was babysitting the girl while her mother was at work. The youngster was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Day of Waterloo. Fitz, a construction worker who attended Oelwein High School, told a neighbor, Mrs. Shelia Neuenkirk, that his wife had left him and that the childless couple had lived in the building since March. City Warning System Test Set Tonight Police and fire department personnel here will test the city's new temporary tornado warning system today (Monday) beginning at 7:30 p.m., Chief of Police Maurice Dion said Monday. Under the temporary plan, three police cars and three fire trucks will travel prearranged routes throughout the city using high-low sirens. The plan also calls for the siren at the police department to sound continuously for three to five minutes. This plan is the one which will be used to warn Carroll residents of an approaching tornado or other similar disaster. The temporary warning system was devised because Carroll presently has just one small siren for tornado and disaster warning. Dion and Fire Chief Robert Wieland devised the plan to provide more effective warning to the entire city. A new siren with an effective range of one mile has been ordered for placement atop the county court house. But City Manager Arthur Gute said delivery of that siren is not expected until August or September. Dion suggested that families in Carroll work out their own disaster procedures and test them Monday during the test of the city's warning system. tapes, even though Nixon had already refused to comply with an earlier subpoena from the committee and had said he would reject any further subpoenas for material related to Watergate. Nixon declared again today that "the voluminous body of materials that the committee already has ... does give the full story of Watergate insofar as it relates to presidential knowledge and presidential decisions." Nixon said that "if the institution of an impeachment inquiry against the President were permitted to override all restraints of separation of powers, this would spell the end of the doctrine of separation of power; it would be an open invitation to future Congresses to use an impeachment inquiry, however frivolously as a device to assert their own supremacy over the executive, and to reduce executive confidentiality to a nullity." U. S. District Judge John J. Sirica was to begin hearing pretrial motions today for seven men accused in the Watergate cover-up case, including motions for a change of venue. One defendant is former White House aide Charles W. Colson, who pleaded guilty last week to obstruction of justice in the burglary of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist's office. And the Supreme Court could decide today whether to release a grand jury report that names Nixon an unindicted co-conspirator in connection with the cover-up. In still another federal courtroom, U.S. District Judge Gerhard Gesell was expected to decide this week, possibly today, what to do about Nixon's refusal to allow John D. Ehrlichman and his lawyers total access to certain White House files in the plumbers case. The Judiciary Committee subpoena is its fourth sent to Nixon. It got edited transcripts instead of tapes in response to the first one, and nothing for the next two, which called for more tapes and some White House logs. The committee has sent Nixon a letter saying his refusal to comply with its subpoenas was a grave matter that might be grounds in itself for impeachment. Nixon was scheduled to leave for a visit to the Middle East a few hours before the subpoena was due. His lawyer, James D. St. Clair, said he would be in daily communication with the President during his absence. The committee may issue another subpoena at its next business meeting, possibly Thursday, for taped conversations relating to the settlement of an International Telephone & Telegraph Corp. antitrust suit, and to a 1971 increase in milk price supports. The committee asked for 66 tapes but got only one partial transcript. The committee also is ready to subpoena an Internal Revenue Service audit of Nixon's income taxes and supporting data that St. Clair said more than a week ago he would provide but hasn't. Presentation of evidence gathered by the impeachment inquiry staff continues Tuesday with examination of the Ellsberg break-in by the the special White House investigating unit known as the plumbers. The committee's evidentiary hearings are expected to conclude June 19 or 20. Still to be presented is evidence bearing on use of federal agencies for partisan political purposes, Nixon's personal finances and the firing of special prosecutor Archibald Cox. In addition, legal briefs on Nixon's impoundment of funds appropriated by Congress and his ordering of the secret bombing of Cambodia will be given to the committee. A major issue still unresolved is whether the committee will call witnesses and subject them to cross-examination. Most Republican members are demanding this, but some Democrats say there is no need for witnesses. Chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr., D-N.J., has said he favors calling a few witnesses if it becomes necessary but wants to wait until all evidence has been presented before deciding. National Storm Death Toll at 23; Rains and Tornadoes Lash Iowa By The Associated Press Officials estimate that weekend tornadoes and floods that caused 23 deaths and left hundreds injured in three states caused damage of about $55 million. Oklahoma and Kansas officials are seeking a presidential declaration of disaster for areas hit by tornadoes in their states. Oklahoma Gov. David Hall tentatively estimated damage at $26 million. Damages in Kansas were estimated by officials to exceed $20 million. Sen. Dewey F. Bartlett, R- Okla., said the White House staff told him President Nixon would try to have the paperwork completed today for federal assistance. In Arkansas, weekend flood- ing was responsible for four deaths and an estimated $9 million in damages, authorities said. Late Sunday night a tornado hit a dormitory at Ferris State College in Big Rapids, Mich., causing some damage and one minor injury. The twister, one of several which passed through the north central part of the Heroin Traffic Increases; Mexico is Prime Source Hathaways Arrive in Carroll — -Staff Pholo It was about 8 a.m. Sunday when Dr. Alan D. Hathaway and his 14-year-old son. Ted. arrived here in the 1924 Model T Ford which is taking them across the nation on the old Lincoln Highway. Hathaway, second from left, a Davenport dentist, and his son. left, are reenacting the 1924 journey sponsored by the Ford Motor Company to celebrate the 10 mil- lionth Model T off the assembly line. Hathaway, escorted through Carroll by- local police, met well-wishers at Tony's Restaurant. Standing with the Hathaway s are Frank Hoffmann, second from right, and Glenn Wohlenberg. both of Carroll, who watched the Model T make its original trip 50 years ago. WASHINGTON (AP) After two years of decline, heroin traffic into the United States is reported on the upswing, with Mexico replacing Europe as the primary source and conduit for the narcotic. Federal drug enforcement officials say the heroin is refined from poppy plants grown in western Mexico, then shipped into the U.S. At the same time, there is growing trade in marijuana from long-established sources in Mexico, leading to an intensified antismuggling campaign along the 1.400-mile border. But some officials acknowledge that U.S. government efforts to cope with the illicit activity have been partially impeded by bureaucratic wrangling among agencies with jurisdiction over certain aspects of narcotics control. The Customs Service, which has concentrated its own bor- '/s r f. Revise Rights of Defendants WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled today that the failure of police to inform a defendant of his full legal rights does not bar the use of all evidence obtained from him. The court, in an 8-to-l ruling, reversed a lower court decision overturning the rape conviction of a Michigan man who was not told during police interrogation that he had a right to legal counsel. The decision limits the scope of the landmark Miranda decision requiring that criminal defendants be fully advised of their legal rights. Writing for the court, Justice William H. Rehnquist acknowledged that police failed to provide Thomas W. Tucker the full range of rights guaranteed by the 1966 decision. But, he said, "Just as the law does not require that a defendant receive a perfect trial, only a fair one, it cannot realistically require that policemen investigating a serious crime make no errors whatsoever," Rehnquist wrote. "Before we penalize police error, therefore, we must consider whether the sanction serves a valid and useful purpose. ' ' Rehnquist said it was significant that Tucker was questioned prior to the Miranda ruling. The court said Tucker, when questioned about the 1966 beating and rape of a Pontiac woman, was advised of his right to remain silent and his right to have an attorney present, as required by the Supreme Court's earlier ruling in the Escobedo case. But Miranda required that the defendant be told of his right to have free legal counsel. Tucker was not informed of that right. "Warned Nixon About Coverup NEW YORK (AP) — Time magazine says ex-White House aide Charles W. Colson told Watergate investigators he warned President Nixon about the Watergate cover-up two months before Nixon says he found out about it. Quoting "knowledgeable people close to Colson, the magazine said in its latest issue that Colson has told the investigators he talked of the cover-up with the President in January and February of 1973. Nixon has said he learned on March 21, 1973, of attempts to cover up the break-in from former White House counsel John W. Dean III . According to Time, in January Colson "told the President: 'Something is going on here that is very wrong. There's got to be an investigation.' Colson quotes Nixon as replying, 'What do you think we ought to do? 1 Colson's answer: Til see what 1 can find out.'" Syrian Source Calls for Geneva Peace Meeting By The Associated Press President Nixon left on the first leg of his Middle East tour today, as a Syrian source called for the Geneva peace conference to deal only with restoring Palestinian rights and completing Israeli withdrawal from occupied territories when the session resumes. Nixon was heading for Austria for an overnight stop. In Damascus, a highly reliable Syrian source said Damascus is actively trying to bring about "at least one" Arab minisummit in the very near future for the adoption of a joint stand calling on the Geneva conference to take up the question of Palestinian rights and Israeli withdrawal. The source did not reveal where this one or more mini- summits would be held or. who would attend them. It was surmised, however, that Syria, Egypt and Jordan, who will attend the Geneva conference, would want to meet to coordinate their policies following the signing of the disengagement agreement between Syria and Israel. Meanwhile, Israel accused Syria of "brutal torture" of Is- raeli prisoners and said it will protest to the United Nations. Syria countered with charges that Israel mistreated Arab prisoners. Each government denied the other's accusations. The Israeli government issued an official statement Sunday expressing "indignation and revulsion" at reports from returning POWs that they were regularly beaten with rubber truncheons and burned with electric lights. The prisoners said they were given poor food and medical treatment. der drug interdiction efforts chiefly against the Mexican marijuana trade, contends that heroin traffic from there is negligible. Although heroin remains priority No. 1 because of the danger it poses, customs officials said synthetic drugs are their biggest worry. However, the Drug Enforcement Administration, a year- old Justice Department agency with which Customs has clashed frequently over enforcement policy, says Mexico has become the source of as much as 50 per cent of the heroin reaching the United .States. During the peak years of heroin traffic, 1969-72, up to 80 per cent of the narcotic reaching U.S. shores came from or through Europe. Only about 15 per cent from Mexico. Mexican heroin is easily identified by its brown color; the more refined product from European laboratories is white. But officials say there is no difference in the potency. John R. Bartels Jr., director of the drug agency, said brown heroin, once confined mostly to the West Coast, recently has been turning up in eastern cities—one indicator used to determine source. Lower Peninsula, also blew away about 70 per cent of the roof at Riverview Elementary School. The National Weather Service said the tornadoes that struck Saturday were part of a storm system almost as powerful as the one that struck the Midwest on April 3 and killed some 300 persons. Thirteen persons were killed in Oklahoma and six in Kansas on Saturday, officials reported. _ More than five inches of rain fell in parts of central Iowa before the weekend deluge ended Sunday. And while residents in central and southern counties were busy cleaning up basements and debris from flash flooding, at least two tornadoes touched down in north-central Iowa. Dozens of motorists were stranded in stalled cars on streets in downtown Des Moines, where police reported water deep enough to float cars at several intersections. Keven Jenkins, 18, Des Moines, said he was forced to wade from water that was "over my shoulders as I was sitting in my car." Main streets leading to West Des Moines were impassable in some areas, and police closed a street near the large Merle Hay Mall shopping center on the city's north side because of high water. City officials indicated that one of the main causes of the flooding in Des Moines was the inability of many older, small- diameter sewer pipes to carry the deluge. More than two inches of rain fell in less than two hours Saturday night. The weekend rains brought Des Moines' total rainfall for the year to 13.02—8.67 inches more than the average for this time of year. Area Forecast Clear and cooler Monday night with lows in the mid 40s. Some increase in cloudiness and a little warmer Tuesday with highs in the upper 60s. " 1 x Project Work Started — Although the artist misspelled the company name, the drawing above represents suggested changes on the exterior of the Drees Heating and Plumbing, Inc. building at 609 North Carroll Street. Much of the work on the Drees building, including the wood columns which give a striped appearance to the upper portion of the building, has been completed. The proposed beautification project is aimed at those structures, both in the central business district and on its fringes, which were not razed under urban renewal to make way for new construction. The cost of the exterior changes'on the buildings, if suggestions are accepted, must be paid by the owner since no public money is available for the project. \

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