Iowa a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 105 — No. 138 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, Wednesday, June 12, 1974 — Twenty Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each Evening for 60c Per Week Single Copy Claims Proof of Kissinger Involvement WASHINGTON (AP) — A member of the House Judiciary Committee says he has seen proof that Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger ordered national security wiretaps, despite Kissinger's sworn denial. But another member of the committee said today the panel has a document that shows Kissinger did not originate the wiretaps. Rep. Joshua Eilberg, D-Pa., said Tuesday, "Materials have been supplied to us which constitute positive proof that Kissinger did institute those taps " But Rep. Charles Wiggins, R-Calif., disagreed. "He's not naive, he knew what was going on," Wiggins said in an interview today. "But Kissinger is technically correct that he did not direct it." "What the FBI does when it is told there is a problem is its decision," he said. "It was the FBI's decision to tap the phones." Wiggins said the committee has a ; document, signed by Kissinger, that 1 shows Kissinger did not originate the wiretaps. He refused to elaborate. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, acting at Kissinger's request, decided Tuesday to take another look at Kissinger's testimony concerning wiretaps last September during his confirmation hearings. Kissinger had threatened earlier in the day during a news conference at Salzburg, Austria, to resign if the controversy over his role in the wiretapping is not cleared up. He denied that he had lied to the Foreign Relations Committee during the confirmation hearings. At issue is the extent of Kissinger's involvement in the wiretapping of 13 government officials and four newsmen between May 1969 and February 1971. Last September Kissinger testified that he never recommended the wiretapping, but supplied names of persons who had access to sensitive documents leaked to the news media. However, recent press reports have described a larger Kissinger role in the wiretapping. And today there were new reports, including one in The Washington Post quoting FBI documents which sharply contradict Kissinger's version. The Boston Globe said two top secret memos from late FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover to former Ally. Gen John N. Mitchell on May 12, 1970, apparently contradict Kissinger. The Globe said the-memos, now in the possession of the House Judiciary Committee, name two persons whose residences were to be tapped to determine if they had leaked information to the press. The paper quoted the memos as saying that the wiretaps were "requested" by Kissinger. Eilberg, in a telephone interview, told The Associated Press, "I can say categorically there is a direct conflict between what we have and what he said to the Foreign Relations Commitee." In a television interview Tuesday, Eilberg, asked whether he was saying that Kissinger did not tell the truth, replied, "I'm saying that." However, he told The AP, "There's a clear conflict as it appears to me. I wouldn't say he lied." He said the information he has seen shows Kissinger received more than 50 logs of wiretapped conversations. "It was quite clear that he instituted those wiretaps," Eilberg said. tf r l jp <i >i 4 », IBP Suit Starts NEW YORK (AP) — Currier J. Holman, co-chairman of Iowa Beef Processors, Inc., authorized payoffs to facilitate the sale of boxed beef in the New York Market area, a prosecutor says. Asst. Dist. Atty. Franklyn Snitow said Tuesday that more than $1 million was expended to overcome objections held by the union and others against importing beef here that was slaughtered and boxed in the Midwest. The other method of introducing the beef to the market would be to ship the meat in carcass form to be cut up here by union butchers. Holman, 63, and his firm are accused in two misdemeanor counts each of conspiring to bribe union and supermarket officials between April 1970 and December, 1972. A co-defendant, Moe Steinman, labor relations director of the Daitch-Shopwell supermarket chain, has pleaded innocent and will be tried separately Sept. 30. Holman's trial is being conducted before state Supreme Court Justice Burton B. Roberts without a jury, at the request of the defense. Defense lawyers said no conspiracy actually existed and that, even if one did, the statute of limiations for misdemeanors has expired. If convicted. Holman could face up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. His firm could be fined up to twice the amount it allegedly had gained. The firm is based in Dakota City, Neb., and has plants in Iowa at Mason City and LeMars. AsksforMoreManpower For Damage Inspection WASHINGTON (AP)—Additional manpower is needed to inspect ruined corn crops in the Midwest if farmers are to receive disaster payments, Sen. Dick Clark, D-Iowa, said Wednesday. In a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz, Clark said more inspectors are needed to check rain-damaged corn crops immediately. This would allow farmers wanting "to replant with soybeans to do so as soon as possible," he said. Gov. Robert Ray last week asked President Nixon to give disaster designations to 36 Iowa counties because of severe flooding and heavy rainfall in May and June. Earlier this week he said he ordered an assessment of damages in another four central-Iowa counties. A disaster declaration provides such things as low interest federal loans to farmersl and federal assistance in re-\ storing damaged property. Speedy corn crop inspections "are crucial to Meat Conference 5 Farm Tiling Project — -Staff Photo LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A White House conference on meat prices, called at the urging of a Nebraska cattle feeder, will be held next Monday. The White House was expected to announce the conference Wednesday afternoon. The meeting will examine the spread between prices farmers get for their livestock, and the price charged for meat at the retail level, Rep. Charles Thone told the Associated Press. M.J. Hankins, a cattle feeder from Stanton, Neb., had urged the White House to hold such a conference and include representatives from supermarket chains as well as cattle feeders. The meeting will include representatives of the chain stores, major meat packers, and representatives of livestock producers, according to Thone's office. White House economic advisor Kenneth Rush and Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz will attend. /t's Not Dog Food SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP)—A truckload of prime Hereford steers which had been reportedly sold for dog food at the Sioux City stockyards recently did not go to a dog food company, according to an Iowa Beef Processors Inc., official. Ray Switzer, a stockyards commission man, said ; last week that a buyer bought the steers from him for 1 30 cents a pound. He said the buyer, Red Lynch, gave him his word the beef was going to be slaughtered for . dog food. ; Business transactions at the stockyards are done on ! a verbal basis and Switzer said he didn't know if the ; buyer kept his word. However, Russ Walker, head buyer for IBP, said Tuesday the meat packing plant had purchased the beef through Lynch and the meat went to its kosher : plant in Luverne, Minn., to be processed for human consumption. ', Lynch told newsmen Tuesday the meat was to go to a ' dog food company but would not say who he buys cattle for at the stockyards. Workmen from the Promes Drainage Company. Carroll, were putting in drain tile in a field on the Norbert Bavier farm a mile south of Willey Tuesday. Bauer said he is tiling to eliminate a' wet spot which has existed for some time in the rolling field. Arlyn Gesell, district conser- vationist, called tile draining a supporting conservation practice and said it is especially effective in draining flat land. Workmen (above) are, LaVerne Reineke. in ditch, and from left. Don Reineke. Steve Dirkx and Mike Schroeder. 5-Year-Old Hostage Safe But Father Found Dead NEW YORK (AP) - A 5- year-old girl was yanked to safety today from the Queens housing project apartment where she had been held hostage with her father since late Monday. Her father was found dead, his chest punctured by a bullet. The gunman had allowed her to open the apartment door to retrieve food set in the hall by a special police hostage team and had kept a revolver trained on her. Detective Lt. Frank A. Bolz Jr. handed her a cup of hot coffee for the gunman. Then with one hand he offered a glass of a soft drink. As she reached for it, he grabbed her with the other hand and left the former convict and mental patient without a hostage. A medical examiner was en route to the building to examine the body of the girl's father, Fred Kinsler, 34, whose motionless form had been spotted on the floor since Tuesday. Several hundred neighbors cheered as the girl was taken to an ambulance. She appeared to be unharmed. In bullet-proof vests and carrying rifles and shotguns, the police said they told the gunman, Floyd Steele, 56, to "take it easy." With a shotgun trained on him, Steele surrendered. The drama ended shortly after 9 a.m. The gunman had twice promised to release the girl, earlier today. Dorothy Cunningham, a woman the child calls grandmother, went to the apartment at 7 a.m. and Area Forecast Fair and cool Wednesday night lows in mid 50s. Partly sunny and a little warmer Thursday highs 80 to 85. Winds light and variable Wednesday night. vainly tried to negotiate with the slight, whitehaired man. The girl's mother escaped shortly after the gunman, who had been living with them, took the three hostage in their apartment in the low-income project fo llowi ng an argument. Hostage See Page 2 No Request, But Funds Are Voted WASHINGTON (AP) —For the second straight year, Congress has voted to build additional multimillion dollar war planes the Pentagon did not request. Ironically, the plane is the Fill, which was the target for nearly 10 years of some of the most severe congressional attacks ever made against a military aircraft. Opponents used to say it was too costly and technically unsound. In both the House and Senate, the armed service committees gave authority to build another 12 Fills at about $17 million each in the coming fiscal year in a defense procurement bill. When the bills reached House and Senate floors, no move to drop the Fill provision was made by Sen. William Proxmire, D-Wis., Rep. Les Aspin, D-Wis., of any other defense spending critics. Asked why Proxmire, who called the swing-wing Fill a "deathtrap" about 19 months ago, did not make such a move, an aide said the Wisconsin senator had four amendments on other issues and that it was "a matter of priority." An Aspin aide said amendments aimed at cutting specific programs have had "limited success." He said Aspin preferred to try to reduce the bill's over-all size. The Senate bill, passed Tuesday, earmarks $220.5 million for additional Fills. The House bill, passed earlier, would authorize $205.5 million for additional Fills. Differences between the two versions will be adjusted in a Senate-House conference, with actual money to be voted later. Last year, after the Pentagon had said it needed no more than the 543 Fill fighters and bombers already built or authorized, the Congress decided to add 12 planes costing $167.8 million. this replanting effort" because of U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations governing federal crop disaster payments, Clark said. "Unless the originally ruined crop has been inspected, farmers who replant with soybeans will not be eligible for disaster payments if this replacement crop also fails." "Lagging inspections are therefore putting many farmers in an extremely difficult and problematical position." "Their only choices are either to continue to .wait for inspection of their original crop— and risk lower and lower replacement crop yields with each passing day—or to go ahead and replant without the inspection." Replanting without inspection, Clark said, causes corn producers to "risk even more devastating financial losses should their replacement crop suffer the same fate." Scranton Boy Dies in Accident Timothy Carl Renwanz, age 3, of rural Scranton, was killed Tuesday when he was run over by a tractor driven by his father, Lee D. Renwanz. Greene County Deputy Sheriff Mike Byerly, of Scranton, said the boy had been riding on the tractor with his father, and was run over when he fell from the vehicle. The accident occurred in a farm yard on a farm owned by Mr. Renwanz' mother about Renwanz See Page 2 Big Welcome for Nixon in Cairo CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians gave President Nixon a wildly enthusiastic welcome on his arrival here today to start a tour of the Middle East. He is the first American president to visit the country since Franklin D. Roosevelt came in 1943 for wartime conferences. Nixon arrived from Austria in 90-degree heat at the Cairo airport and was greeted warmly there by President Anwar Sadat, his host for the next two days. The two presidents then went by motorcade to the city, standing side by side in Sadat's open limousine. The motorcade-passed large crowds lining the roads chanting, "Nixon! Nixon! Sadat! Sadat!" White House press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler told newsmen later that Egyptian security officials estimated the crowd at at least two million. However, U.S. officials said the figure was in the hundreds of thousands in their estimation. After a drive of nearly an hour, Nixon and Sadat arrived at the Kubbah Palace where the U.S. chief executive will stay. In a brief ceremony the two presidents exchanged remarks. Sadat called Nixon one of the great men and praised his leadership in the world. As if to give Nixon support in the face of his domestic troubles, Sadat spoke of the necessity for the American president to continue in a leadership role. Nixon responded by pledging U.S. support for Egypt's economic programs. Nixon left the plane that brought him from Salzburg, Austria, with his wife, Pat, and Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger. They were met by Sadat and his wife. Although Nixon's arrival carries great symbolic importance, it was overshadowed by Kissinger's earlier threat to resign if the controversy isn't ended over his role in wiretapping practices. Military and plainclothes forces were evident everywhere. Sadat and Nixon scheduled their first private talks about 2'/2 hours after the American leader's arrival at the Egyptian residence, Tahra Palace. Their meetings throughout the 48-hour stay are expected to deal generally with the Middle East situation and particularly with the new and growing U.S. role in the area. There was a possibility Sadat and Nixon would formalize an economic agreement reached earlier by Kissinger during his successful efforts to arrange an Egyptian-Israeli troop separation. Kissinger's threat to resign because'of the wiretapping occupied most of the attention of those accompanying Nixon from Salzburg, where the Nixon party made a 36-hour Alpine stopover. Provincial Gov. Hans Lechner said goodby to the President and Mrs. Nixon at the Salzburg airport on behalf of Chancellor Bruno Kreisky, who returned to Vienna- Tuesday after meeting with Nixon. The President shook a few hands, then stumbled as he walked up the steps to the plane but regained his balance. Truck Overturns — A dump truck spilled its load of sand when it toppled onto its side in the parking lot under construction for the Commercial Savings Bank on the corner of 7th and Carroll Streets. The accident happened just before 10 a.m. Wednesday. The truck was loaded with fill sand for grading and leveling before concrete is poured. Work- -SUff Photo men were dumping sand from the Moorhouse Ready Mix Co. truck when the sand in the box began sticking. Workmen said the box got too high and the truck tipped. The truck driver was Vernon Wenck of Carroll. No injuries were reported.
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