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Thursday, May 7, 1970
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Where to Find It: •'• TV.fcadio Weather Women 14 8 Comics Editorials Markets THE WEATHER-Partly cloudy today, tonight. Highs in low 80s. Low upp,er ^ Cloudy, change of thunderstorms Friday. N High in 80s. Sunrise 6:04; sunset 8:18. • The Newspaper Iowa Depends Upon \ Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday Morning, May 7, 1970^-26 Pages—Two Sections Price 10 Cents SEE DISMISSAL OF SOME Dl DRUG CASES Agent's Death Hurts Evidence Link Charges against, some of the 18 persons arrested in a big narcotics crackdown here last March will probably be dis missed, Polk County Attorney Ray Fenton said Wednesday. Fenton did not specify the in dividuals against whom charges will be dismissed. "We lost our chain of evidence because the narcotic agent in charge of it died," Fenton explained. If a chain of evidence is not ~'cslaBirsTh¥d"in'"couTt7"a'''3iifecte3" verdict of acquittal usually results, he said. This means evidence seized in or before a raid, in this instance substances believed to be hard narcotics, must be in the custody of a responsible officer at all times. The agent who had custody of the substances obtained by undercover agents making "buys" before the raids was George McCloskey of the drug abuse section of the state pharmacy department. McCloskey died Mar. 22. .-.-.= Some of the material obtained in "buys" had been c a TT i e d by him - to the drug analyst, some had not; but no one else can testify to its continual custody. Fenton said in most of the drug cases in which state agents "were involved, McCloskey had custody of any materials seized or purchased and would take them to Donald Booton, a state agriculture department chemist, for analysis. Without establishing a chain of evidence, the testimony of the analyst would not be valid since there would be no" proof that the substance tested was the same as the substance seized during or before a raid, Fentorrsaid. The raids by Des Moines police and state and federal agents early last Mar. 27, the culmination of about five months undercover work, were designed to stop the traffic in hard narcotics, such as heroin, in the Des Moines^area. . Of the 18 arrested, six were charged with the sale of herofn: Others were char g"e d with possession or conspiracy to sell narcotic drugs. Fenton said there would be no 7 forn;at~iltsmlssat v ~or-the charges, but the "grand jury will simply ignore those without " the proper chain of evidence." Officials at the time bailee the raid as a big step toward solving drug traffic here. Some officers who partic ipated in the long, arduous un dercover work Wednesday ex pressed disappointment over the "technicality" which jvill free "about half" of those arrested. A SPRING EVENING ON THE U OF I CAMPUS COURT CURBS MM fl£RY S&EC&S } ABOVE I THE I STREET FOR SOME IT WASA F/WIILY AFWIJ? FOR SOME IT WAS DATE ON THE STREET PROTEST ACTS AT IOWA CITY Blocking of Streets To Public Barred By Jon Van (Register Staff Writer) PoKce, Truck Firm Feud Simmers Over Dirty Water By Michael Sorkin Can a Des Moines resident legally wash his car on his own roperty and allow the dirty water to run out into the street? Police Chief Wendell E. Nichols says no. The Vitalis Truck- ng Line says yes. The decision could be made in ing as far back as 1966," said j Nichols. "We've asked and asked and asked, but they*just keep Polk County District Court. Thel wagWng th ' ose . trucks . FlnaUy! rucking firm Wednesday asked •or an injunction to prevent po-| ice from arresting Vitalis em- >loyes who wash the company's 25 trucks. Robert J. Elliott of Carlisle, manager of the Vitalis truck terminal at 1656 JE. Grand ave., said the injunction was requested because the firm has had to find someplace else to wash its trucks since a truck driver was arrested 10 days ago. Charged with "depositing dir;y and filthy water--in a Des Moines street" under a city ordinance was Carroll Crambit, 54, of 5155 N.E. Thirteenth st. Police said they found Cram- bit washing a truck in the Vitalis parking lot and allowing dirty water to run into the street. Crambit pleaded innocent to the charge. r Elliott's petition contends the arrest was "unreasonable, arbitrary and oppressive." Chief Nichols said Wednesday the arrest followed complaints by people living near the truck firm. "We have complaints dat- Potomac Fever R«. U. S. P«t. W. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Cambodians are uneasy. They noticed what happened to those other countries that everybody agreed must be kept neutral at all costs. Shirley Temple Black endorses the Cambodia move. Not only that, but she orders the Good Ship Lollipop to battle sta-' tions just offshore. The stock market plunge has created bitter personal discord among long-time friends. Dow, for instance, is no longer even speaking to Jones. More and more college students are finding out that cam- .\ve~had to. start Jfaking arrests." Elliott said the run-off-water rom the trucks wasn't dirty. And besides, he said, washing the trucks is just the same as any individual washing his own car in his own driveway or wa- .ering his lawn and allowing the water to flow into a street. Nichols replied that the ordinance applies—to everyone. "Technically," he said2~"it is illegal for an individual to wash tiis car, if the dirty water runs out into a public street." Rollercoaster' Stock Session NEW YORK, N.Y/(AP)"- T h e • stock market boomed ahead in early trading Wednesday after the Federal Reserve Board cut the margin requirement on stock purchases, survived a steep sinking spell and came back to close with a good gain. "It was a rollercoaster session," said a Wall Street broker. The Dow Jones average of 30 industrials rolled to.a gain of more than 15 points in the first houp.-Profit-taking set in and the advance was shaved to about a point. A recovery developed in the final two hours, and the Dow industrials finished up 8.65 points to 718.39. Details on Market Page DM. Warms Up A RURAL DIP INN.E.IOWA CEDAR RAPIDS, IA. (AP) Preliminary census figures fo; 1970 show that rural counties o ;he 2nd Congressional Distric lost population in the past dec ade and the three major citie in the district grew less than ex Hickel Tells Nixon: Listen to Youth Letter Charges Administration With Lack of Concern HOUSE TAKES IOWA CITY, IA. order banning all types of stu- WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Secretary of Interior Walter J. Hickel has told President Nixon the administration is not demonstrating enough concern for the attitude of young Americans. Hickel suggested Vice-President SpirbxT. Agnew should let up on his attacks on campus A court dissenters, and that the Presi- ent should meet -witlxCabinet dent disturbances here was issued -Wednesday by District ourt Judge Robert Osmundson. The order, issued after two nights of rock-throwing and raffle-stopping demonstrations lere, was requested by Iowa ^!ity Attorney Jay Honohan. The order specifically bans students or others from blocking public use of streets and sidewalks and from defacing or damaging buildings. It also specifically forbids any disruptions of Governor's Day Reserve Officers Training ! o r p s (ROTC) ceremonies scheduled for Saturday in the university fieldhouse. (In Des Moines, Gov. Robert Ray told students who demonstrated at the Stater house that he still plans to attend the ROTC review Saturday.) The, court order forbids demonstrators "from purposefully disrupting, obstructing or interfering with: 1 any function, activi ty or event duly authorized b> the State University of Iowa.' The order is effective until Ma, 27 when a hearing is schedulec to determine if it should be made permanent. Court's Position Honohan said the order "informs the people involved of the court's position on this, and allows us to bring violators into court more speedily." He said that anyone violating the court order "probably will be arrested for tiisordery con- members to discuss ways to lleviate the alienation of youth. Administration policies ap- iear "to lack concern for the ttitude of a great mass of Americans—our young people," lickel said in a letter to the 'resident. Calls for Meeting The letter, first disclosed Wednesday in the Washington Evening Star, proposed Nixon Text of Letter: PAGE 5 meet "on an conversational" individual and basis" with Walter J. Hickel "A Lack of Concern" Cabinet members concerning dissension among the young. ie said conferences should be held also with college officials. In a brief statement Hickel said: "I was, and am, extreme- y dismayed that a letter which [ considered a private and personal communication for the President became a matter of public discussiqn." Offices of other Cabinet members reacted with ' official silence to*"thc Hickel letter. "We will present it to the attorney general at 5:30 and there will be no reply," said a spokesman for one of them, Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell. An Interior Departmen source confirmed the letter had been sent, although the officia Please turn to Page Fiue pected. The figures were released After Cool Night Bright sunshine and gusty southeast winds produced rapid. Wednesday by Larry McKibben, census manager, who said Iowa's 2nd District is the first in the nation to wind up its decennial head count. The growth of the suburbs increased significantly near the three major cities — Cedar Rapids, Dubuque and Clinton — and this may account for the s m a 11 e £-than<expected population increase in these cities, McKibben said. Over-all Increase McKibben released the preliminary census figures only for cities of 10,000 and over and fox each of the 11 counties in,the district. The district's population as a whole was placed at 471,068, up 28,032 from 1960. They -showed Cedar-Rapids'- present population as 109,111, compared with 92,035 in 1960 and 103,543 in a special census in 1965. Suburban Marion was listed at 18,930, up from 10,882 in 1960. The figures for Dubuque showed a growth from 56,606 in 1960 to 61,309 for 1970, but the latter figure is a decrease from the 62,583 residents reported in a 1966 special census. Clinton gained 834 in population during the decade, to 34,423. . The population of'eight counties in the district decreased and only the three counties con- Page of Pictures: PAGE 6 . . . t»i -• •-*>*... - —,«v >• ...'..vft • -—.»•-;...•duct first; then we'd file papers to get a contempt of court citation." The University of Iowa Faculty Senate has urged President Willard Boyd to cancel the ROTC ceremony scheduled for Saturday to avoid possible trouble. Boyd said Wednesday he will study the matter before replying to the faculty suggestion. Demonstrators were peaceful during a boycott Wednesday and ", some classes'were can eeled. More than 300 students showed up on campus in front of Old Capitol Wednesday night for what they called a "sleep- in." A large tent was erected and several of the students brought blankets as the temperatures dropped below 60 degrees. Some students staked out spots on the ground others IOWA- Pl :ase turn to Page Seven in- taining the larger cities creased, McKibben said. Lists Figures warming in Des Moines Wednes- 1 He gave the figures for 1970 compared with 1960: The wind, gusting up to 25 Allaciakee 14,733 in 1970 and NIXON MEETS 6 FROM KENT WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) President Nixon met with six Kent State University students for nearly an hour Wednesday at the White House to discuss means to avoid further such fatal confrontations as the one in which Ohio National Guardsmen killed four Kent students and wounded 10 others. The six- -Kent State- students drove to Washington to see their congressman Representative J. William Stanton (Rep., Ohio) and later met the President. White House press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler reported that Mr. Nixon went into great detail with the students not only about the Kent State tragedy but about the general matter of student unrest and its causes. Differing Accounts' Ziegler, who was ^present; said the students' did not take any position for or against the Indochina conflict in their talk with Nixon. The young men, , however, told newsmen later that they oppose the war personally f and that they asked the President to listen more to students. They said they suggested a presidential fact-finding commission to study the incident CAMPUS — Please turn to Page Five Tell Iowa Guard Policy on Carrying Live Ammunition By Stephen Seplow The question of whether Iowa National" Guardsmen would carry live ammunition if called to quell a college disturbance "depends on the situation," the state's deputy adjutant general said Wednesday. pus life these days is a real gas — either tear or nausea. i miles per hour, pumped enough 15,982 in 1960; Buchanan 21,484 j uation." I "The decision," said Brig. Gen. Ronald Woodin, "is left to the commander on the field j at the scene of the trouble." In any case, said Gov. Robert Ray, "We would use the Guard only as a last resort — to supplement—local .otficials when they can't handle a sit- Ray said. "People will be protected. Senate Votes Federal Rail Corporation WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) The Senate Wednesday ap Droved a bill to establish a na ional corporation that woulc ake over the nation's ailing in ;ercity passenger trains and try to_ruri them at a profit. The measure, supported by the Nixon administration,-was sent to the House on a 78-3 vote. House approval is ex pected. In urging Senate passage, Senator Vance Hartke (Dem., Ind.), chairman of the surface transportation subcommittee, said airplanes and autos that have diverted passengers from railroads now face serious problems of their own. "Traffic congestion an tieups on expressways an takeoff "and landing delays a airports have become com monplace, especially in th> densely populated urban corr; dors," said Hartke. The three votes against th bill were cast by Democrat RAILS Please turn to Page Nine Boy, Man Drown mm MOVE ass Amendment, Then Reject It WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a urprise turnabout, the House oted down all efforts Wednes- ay to restrict use of U.S. troops n-Cambodia — thus taking no land for or against President Nixon's military penetration into iat country. An administration-favored pro- iosal by Representative Paul Iridley (Rep., 111.) backing the 'resident's decision to send rjjpps into Cambodia to protect ivesxpf U.S. troops in South /ietnarrfwas approved' 171 to 44 — and" then immediately 'oted down in "^parliamentary iwitch, 221 to 32. \ Opponents said the Findley amendment would have given the President congressional authority to wage open-end war. But supporters said it would have endorsed the Prc&- ident's effort to bring the Vietnam war to an early close. The approval of his amendment, and then its immediate defeat, brought a-loek—of-open— astonishment from Findley, cheers from House members who had argued Congress should take no action on the Cambodia drive and a stunned silence from the packed House gallery. Members urging no action on Cambodia included. Chairman L. Mendel Rivers (Dem., S.C.), of the House Armed Services Committee, who led the march of members voting down the Findley amendment after ap-_- proving it. Substitute Amendment The Findley amendment was substitute for one by Representative Ogden R. Reid (Rep., N.Y.), to prohibit use of combat Iroops in Cambodia, Laos and Thailand with^no exception. The object.-o£. approving the Findley-amendment'at all -was to prevent a vote on the Reid amendment. That done, the Findley amendment was killed as well. Opponents of the Findley amendment argued that it amounted to another Gulf of Tonkin resolution, the 1964 action on which the Vietnam escalation was based, j Both the Reid and Findley amendments would have barred use of U.S. troops in Cambodia, Laos or Thailand but Findley would have per-, mitted such use to protect..... American troops in Vietnam. Reid's would not have allowed this latitude. Mr. Nixon cited protection of U.S. troops in South Vietnam as his major aim when he announced fris- decision-last Thurs-— day to launch U.S. assaults CONGRESS Please turn to Page Nine At Maquoketa Nixon to Meet Press Friday • MAQUOEKTA, IA. (AP) Bodies of a 6-year-old boy and a 39-year-old man'were recovered from the Mafluoketa River here Wednesday 'night, more than 24 hours after they left to go fishing and failed to return. The bodies of Shawn Riordan, the boy, and Charles Coon were recovered about an hour after dragging operations were begun near the point where their fishing gear was spotted alongside WASHINGTON, D.C. (REUTERS) - President Nixon will hold a nationally televised press conference Friday,, the W h i t e H o u s e announced Wednesday. Presidential spokesman Ronald L. Ziegler said the time for' the news conference was not yet set. Ziegler said the President is ! fnvyri But so long as crowds can! Mrs Coon controlled the river at the north edge of mot expected to open the news ! conference with any statement husband i on the Indochina situation, but sou&era ak---into- the state byiand 22,293; Claytoa 20,527 and Queen Elizabeth was reportedly exhausted by her jive- ;mid-afternoon to raise the tern-j2 1,962 ; Clinton 56,364 and week tour oj Australia. The ceremonies weren't bad . that traveling on kangaroo-back is murder. but perature here from 43 at 6 a.m. 155,060; Delaware 18,447 and 1 to a high of 69 by mid-afternoon. 118,483; Dubuque 89,017 and Skies elsewhere in Iowa were j 8 0 , 0 4 8 ; Fayette 25,656 and The Soviets carefully limited their invitation to set up a | virtually cloudless, except in ex-12 8,581; Jackson 20,660 and truck factory to Henry Ford. They wanted no part of that Itreme western sections where!20,754; Jones 19,664 and 20,693; Pentagon warmonger, General Motors. some thin cirrus clouds de-;Linn 161,903 and 136,899; Winne—Harry Turner vrloped in the afternoon. shiek 21,615 and 21,651. Meets With Students parents separated about a year The question of whetheriago, had left to 8° f 'shing Tues- ||f §|Q£ guardsmen would ever carry day afternoon. !_.._ _..-,___, Hive ammunition onto college * Coon>5 caLr was ^ Iiear iTHI REGISTER ! campuses came up Wednesday i ^ nver - beside which there]-, afternoon when student leaders were < ishill $ equipment and a' men s shoes. Police the- Th« g r7 said he has *.; j. -«^~™ SS-STATB HE £l , „„ ,_„, ,„ „„„,„., , t . 6»ve,»r.o aa^^ ^ «« ^,-1 • I inff Ti«nm Ina nanlr anrt I r\rm •• , en no thought to sending Guard to the University of Iowa i c (RQTC) in Iowa City or other troubled, Cily ceremonies Keokuk Strike campuses in the stale. "We're not going to let people be burned out of their houses," at Iowa 8 fr° m t°e b^ a "d Coon I had removed his shoes and j tried to rescue him. The bod-| ies were found about 100 yards iKEOKt'K teachersTgo m strike, RAY — downstream from the fishing j leaving about 3,300 'students Please li-rn to Page Nine 'spot. ! with no classes , Page 3 Onu student said she had :

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