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towa a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 105 — No. 164 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, Saturday, July 13, 1974 — Six Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each Evening for 60c Per W«ek 15c Single Copy In Final Report by Watergate Panel Urge Sweeping Campaign Laws Overhaul WASHINGTON (AP) —The Senate Watergate committee, which first riveted national attention to the scandals that have led to preliminary impeachment proceedings against President Nixon, proposed Saturday the most sweeping overhaul of campaign laws in American history. The final report of the seven-man panel, published in three volumes of 2,217 pages, was shorn of conclusions of individual guilt or innocence. But in its unanimous report the committee said the nation needs an election commission to supervise federal campaigns and a permanent public prosecutor to enforce political laws free from the interference of the executive branch. It said the public financing of campaigns is not needed to assure the ending of financing abuses. The'Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign activities presented in minute detail the most complete report to date on the burglary, cover-up and assorted acts of "corruption, fraud and abuse of official power" that now carry the collective name of Watergate. The evidence in the report comprises much of the data now being considered by the House Judiciary Committee which is soon to vote on wheth- er to report a bill of impeachment to the full House of Representatives. The Senate committee decided to avoid any conclusions that might affect the impeachment proceedings or the outcome of the various Watergate trials. "It must be stressed that this committee's hearings were not conducted, and this report not prepared, to determine the legal guilt or innocence of any person or whether the President should be impeached," the panel said. The final report eliminated all conclusions that had been contained in draft reports which earlier were leaked to Ehrlichman Will Appeal Conviction WASHINGTON (AP) John D. Ehrlichman, once described by President Nixon as one of the finest public servants he ever knew, has been convicted of plotting an 'illegal search at the office of 3 Courses Offered by DMACC Three college transfer courses will be offered in Carroll this fall by the Des Moines Area Community College, Kriss W. Philips, instructional coordinator with the college, said Saturday. The fall quarter classes begin here the week of Sept. 9 and run through Nov. 26, Philips said: Courses listed for Carroll include general psychology, introduction to business and fundamentals of speech. The psychology course carries five credits and is scheduled to meet Monday and Wednesday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. each day. The business course is a three-credit course and meets on Tuesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. Fundamentals of speech is also a three-credit course and meets from 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursdays. Philips said persons interested in the fall-quarter selections may register at either the first or second meeting of the classes. Enrollment will not be permitted after the second class session. Questions concerning the courses may be directed to Allen N. Stroh, superintendent of the Carroll Community Schools. The survey concerning the college transfer courses which appeared in the Daily Times Herald will be used to schedule winter and spring quarter classes here, Philips said. -Staff Photo Enlarging Ditch- This Carroll County road crew was enlarging a grader ditch in Pleasant Valley Township Friday. Joe Eischeid CarVoU, was operating the dragline, loading one truck (driven by Clarence Goecke, Breda), while Stan Henrich. Carroll, waits in another truck. the press. Instead it concentrates on the minute recitation of Watergate evidence and the recommendations for new laws its says are needed to help prevent future Watergates. "The Watergate affair reflects an alarming indifference displayed by some in high public office or position to concepts of morality and public responsibility and trust," the report said. "Indeed," it said, "the conduct of many Watergate participants seems grounded on the belief that the ends justified the means, that the laws could be flaunted to maintain the present administration in office." "Surely one of the most penetrating lessons of Watergate is that campaign practices must be effectively supervised and enforcement of the criminal laws vigorously pursued against all offenders — even those of high estate — if your free institutions are to survive," the report said. If the report declined to take sides, some of the committee members did not. Chairman Ervin, while saying he is not attempting to judge whether President Nixon is impeachable, wrote a vivid indictment of the conduct of the White House Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist. After a 12-day trial, a federal court jury took five hours Friday to find Ehrlichman guilty of the conspiracy charge and of lying to the FBI and a Watergate grand jury about the Sept. 3, 1971 break-in by the White House investigative unit known as the plumbers. Within minutes of the verdict, Ehrlichman said his lawyers would appeal the case. Three other defendants were also found guilty of conspiring to violate the constitutional rights of the psychiatrist, Dr. Lewis J. Fielding of Beverly Hills, Calif. Until he resigned April 30, 1973, the 49-year-old Ehrlichman was among the closest of Nixon's assistants. The former White House domestic affairs chief now is subject to a maximum jail sentence of 25 years and fines of up to $40,000. U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell set sentencing for July 31. Until then, the defendants remain free. The other defendants, G. Gordon Liddy and Miamians Bernard L. Barker and Eugenic R. Martinez, could receive maximum sentences of 10 years in jail and fines of $10,000. Those three were convicted last year in connection with the 1972 break-in at Democratic Party headquarters in the Watergate complex here. A member of the jury who asked not to be identified said there was some heated discussion at first about Ehrlichman, but then the jurors began a review of a series of White House memos included in the trial evidence which helped settle the issue for them. Oofs Harvest Under Way — —Staff Photo It's time to harvest oats on the Gary Haverman farm southeast of Willey. Haverman's father-in-law, Albert Venteicher, pilots the tractor while Haverman rides the grain binder that has been converted to a windrower. Venteicher said he bought the 10-foot binder used in 1947 and later converted it. Haverman rates his crops as "comparable" to others' in the area. The inch of rain the farm received this past week helped considerably he said. Convicts Renew Efforts to Get Out; Free 14 Other Inmates WASHINGTON (AP)—Two armed convicts renewed their efforts today to barter seven hostages in the U.S. District Courthouse for freedom, but Justice Department officials said they released 14 inmates in detention cells as an act of good faith. une woman inmate remained in the cellblock, officials said. There was no immediate explanation. The prisoners, in handcuffs, were loaded into two white U.S. marshal's vans, two sedans and a station wagon and driven away from the courthouse at 8:35a.m. behind a group of police motorscooters with sirens blaring. Chief U.S. District Judge George L. Hart, who is responsible for the building, looked Nixon Gets Delay on Mortgage Date WASHINGTON (AP) Strapped for cash because of his tax troubles, President Nixon has obtained a six-month extension in the due date of the final mortgage payment on his San Clemente estate, officials say. Nixon faced a balloon payment of $226,660 due next Monday with interest under the terms of his agreement to purchase the oceanside estate south of Los Angeles. But his savings were virtually wiped out earlier this year when the Internal Revenue Service assessed him $432,787 in back taxes, prompting the President's representatives to search for ways to delay the final mortgage payment. Under an arrangement being worked out by his attorneys, the chief executive is paying $17,000 in interest, plus smaller amounts on the principal and in "interest premiums" and delaying until mid-January the final mortgage payment. A similar six-month extension was obtained by an investment company formed by two of the President's friends to help him buy the 14-room, Spanish-style estate which Nixon named, "La Casa Pacifica" — Spanish for "house of peace." Under the agreement, which was disclosed Friday by official sources, the original mortgage interest rate of 7.5 per cent remains unchanged. An official familiar with Nixon's finances said that funds for the interest and other payments were coming from his personal accounts. In 1969, six months after moving into the White House, Nixon purchased the estate for $1.5 million. The next year, he sold most of the property to the B. & C. Investment Co. formed by his close friends, Robert Abplanalp and Charles G. "Bebe" Rebozo for about $1.25 million. Rebozo later sold his interest in the investment company, leaving New York industrialist Abplanalp as the owner of the acreage surrounding Nixon's residence. Area Forecast Generally fair and hot through Sunday. Lows Saturday night mid to upper 70s. High Sunday around 100. on along with Deputy U.S. Atty . Gen . Laurence Silberman, who helped negotiate the release. Justice Department officials said the inmates, who had not joined the rebellion but had never been labelled hostages by the convicts, were taken to the D.C. Jail, D.C. General Hospital, and two other jails. There was no indication, however, that any had been harmed. The inmates had been caught in the cellblock when the two convicts took over Hostages, See Page 2 No Relief From Heat By The Associated Press There is no immediate relief in sight from Iowa's hot weather. And high humidity will make temperatures less tolerable for both humans and livestock. The National Weather Service set the livestock safety index in the danger to emergency category from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Similar conditions were predicted for Sunday. Officials said weather conditions could pose a serious threat to animals in confined areas. Skies will remain generally fair through Sunday with afternoon readings ranging from the mid 90s in eastern Iowa to around 100 degrees in the west. Highs Friday were from 86 degrees at Dubuque to 104 at Council Bluffs. Overnight lows were from 68 degrees at Waterloo to 74 at Mason City, Spencer and Ottumwa. Skies will remain generally fair Saturday night with lows again mostly in the 70s. during the Watergate period and made clear he believes the President must take responsibility. Citing the evidence of the report, Ervin said the President's men had as their objective the destruction of the integrity of the process by which the President is elected in the 1972 campaign. Their second objective, he said, was to cover up their own wrongdoing. - Although the final report deleted a conclusion that campaign funds had been used to buy the silence of the original Watergate defendants, Ervin said exactly that happened. "They made cash payments totaling hundreds of Nixon Not Involved: Petersen WASHINGTON (AP) - Asst. Atty. Gen. Henry Petersen, who was in charge of the original Watergate investigation, has told the • House impeachment inquiry he has never received any information involving President Nixon in a cover-up. Petersen, who testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Friday, was described by some Republican members as the most favorable witness for Nixon the committee has heard in its impeachment inquiry. Rep. Charles Sandman, R- N.J., said he asked Petersen whether he had ever received any information, up to the present moment, indicating Nixon was involved in covering up the Watergate scandal. "He said clearly, 'no'," Sandman told newsmen after Petersen's closed-door testimony. The boost given to Nixon's impeachment defense by Petersen's testimony was offset in the view of some members by the conviction of former White House aide John Ehrlichman on counts of perjury and conspiracy in connection with the burglary of the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist. The operation of the special White House investigating unit known as the plumbers, which conducted the break-in, is one of the subjects under investigation in the impeachment inquiry. Rep. Robert McClory, R-Ill., said Ehrlichman's conviction "doesn't help. The fact someone so close to the President was convicted in a Watergate- related matter that is also the subject of our inquiry is going to have an adverse effect as thousands of dollars out of campaign funds in surrepticious ways to the original seven Watergate defendants as 'hush money' to buy their silence and keep them from revealing their knowledge of the identities and activities of the officers and employes of the Nixon re-election committees and the White House aides who had participated in Watergate," Ervin said. For the same reason, he said, assurances were given to the seven defendants that they would receive executive clemency after serving only short prison terms. Sen. Edward J. Gurney, R- Fla., who was President Nix- on's chief defender at the hearings, said that while there was a scheme in high places in the administration to burglarize Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate complex, no proof has been uncovered that Nixon knew of it or of the cover-up that followed. Vice Chairman Howard H. Baker Jr., Term., said that evidence before the committee "does not answer the question of what the President or other individuals knew or when they knew it, nor does it explain why the Democratic National Com mi tee headquarters was twice the target of an illegal entry." I ..*••'• , ;«;$&*• *p*?*'*:'rt>.s^:f«f''3;TV ^^/^ii<^. '-«*j»'V : "t- LV^V; * ? '--fe^^^^-i^^^ $^&$&^ ^'•^•*-*&<mfr*&**-^ f ~i ft • —Staff Photo Leak Repairs — Workers must climb high to repair the steeple of Sacred Heart Church in Templeton. Mending was made necessary by leaks in the roof. far as the President's welfare is concerned." Rep. Hamilton Fish, R-N.Y., a Republican who is considered a possible vote for impeachment, said he thought an acquittal for Ehrlichman "would have been a setback for the committee." But Nixon's lawyer, James D. St. Clair, disagreed. "I just learned of the verdict," he told newsmen as he emerged from a committee session. "I don't believe it has any effect on these proceedings." Petersen's statement that he had no information linking Nixon to a cover-up was received with skepticism by Rep. George Danielson, D-Calif. ''There is a lot of information Petersen didn't receive," said Danielson. "He wasn't privy to everything the President knew, only what the President told him." Despite Weather, Corn Output is Expected to Set a Record WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department decided Friday to play it safe and issue a range of harvest estimates for corn and soybeans, because of delayed plantings and severe weather in much of the country last spring. In the past, the department has calculated specific single production and use figures for those crops. Corn productinn, USDA said in a special report, could be as low as 5.9 billion bushels or as much as 6.4 billion. And those are only statistical projections, however, since the first official field surveys will not be issued until Aug. 12. Earlier this year, based on March 1 farm planting intentions and average yields, the department projected the 1974 corn crop at 6.7 billion bushels, more than one billion above last year's record output. Thus, even if the crop turns out at the lower figure projected Friday, the 1974 corn harvest would set a record. Don Paarlberg, director of economics for USDA, said the forecast for major grain production would be enough to satisfy U.S. domestic and export needs, and still add some to reserve supplies next year. "Only a natural-born pessimist could get a bleak story out of this crop report," Paarlberg told a news Crops, See Page 2 First Federal Will Expand Facilities Ralph D. McCord, president of First Federal Savings & Loan Association, announced Saturday plans to enlarge the home office facility. When completed, the office will have 9,200 square feet instead of the present 4,000 square feet, plus a drive-in facility that will accommodate two cars at the same time. The addition will extend east from the present facility on what is now the parking area — the new parking area will be east of the new facility. The general contractor is Middendorf Sheet Metal of Carroll, and the electrical contractor is Prentice Electric of Carroll. The architectural firm of Smith-Voorhees-Jensen Associates of Des Moines, Iowa is providing the architectural services. Construction will start as soon as possible, and completion will be in 1975. The local thrift institution has been providing savings facilities and home mortgage facilities since 1936. In 1961, the Association moved to the present location. Since 1936, First Federal Savings & Loan Association of Carroll has paid $5,777,663.45 to depositors in the form of dividends and currently has assets in excess of $25,000.000.00. ^cv'iaifS

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