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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 31, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Cloudy I o nl g h I chance of light snow Uw 5 o 10 Cloudy Friday o h u n c c ol snow High 20 25 VOLUME SZ CITY FINAL 10 CENTS RAPIDS IOWA JANUARY 31 ASSOCIATED PRESS UPI NEW YORK TIMES PRESIDENT NIXON is greeted by from right Senators Hugh Scott minority leader Mike Mansfield majority leader and James Eastland after delivering his State Union speech Year of Watergate Enough WASHINGTON UPI ident Nixon declared that one year of Watergate is enough in his State the Union address and challenged congress instead to its attention on solving the energy crisis and inflation He vowed to remain in office In a hard-hitting speech to a joint session of President's plan on page 27 congress and a broadcast ence of millions of Americans Wednesday night Nixon asserted his intention to WASHINGTON AP tary of State Kissinger said Thursday that lifting of the Arab oil embargo will be by several ducing countries at a meeting in Tripoli Feb 14 He said he is quite tic that the embargo will be lifted Damascus radio quoted wait's foreign minister as ing his country would not con- sider lifting it unless the U.S guarantees Israeli withdrawal from all occupied territory remain in- the presidency de- spite inroads of the scandal on his administration I want you to know that I have no intention whatever of walking away from the job that the people elected me to the President said as his Republican supporters loudly applauded in the house chamber Nixon also pledged io ate with the house judiciary committee's impeachment in- but indicated that he may refuse to turn over White House documents and Watergate congress for swift approval ol emergency legislation including standby authority for gasoline rationing Io cope with range shortages Predicting that the nation could break the back of the energy crisis in 1974 Nixon also vowed to do everything in his power to avoid gasoline Economy on grounds of executive lege There is only one Nixon said I will follow the precedent that has been lowed by every President from George Washington to Lyndon Johnson of never doing anything that weakens the office of the President of the United States Meeting on Embargo Nixon's address also was highlighted by a surprise an- that friendly Arab had agreed to hold an urgent meeting in the im- mediate future to discuss ing the embargo against oil shipments to S But he said resumption of the Middle East oil flow would only ease the crisis and pressed Terrorists Blast Oil Tank Take Hostages SINGAPORE AP Four terrorists set fire to a Shell oil tank Thursday took five tages aboard a ferry and to kill themselves and the hostages unless they got safe conduct to an Arab state officials said Earlier officials reported one of terrorists remained on the island where the oil tank was located but was with aboard ferry later said he three others Today's Index Comics 26 Courthouse 3 Crossword Daily Record 3 Deaths Editorial C Farm IB Marion S Movies 21 Society Stale Television Ads A government spokesman said Singapore had agreed to their demands because no life had been lost and to ensure the ty of the hostages He said the terrorists wanted a plane to take them to an Arab country and negotiations were under way with the Japanese government for an aircraft He Three Japanese said the terrorists also demanded the Japanese sador and his secretary pany hem as hostages The spokesman said government believed three of the terrorists and one was threw a note were Japanese Arab looking The terrorists wrapped in plastic from the ferry describing themselves as members of the Japanese Red army and Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine They claimed blew up oil tanks on an island off Singapore for solidarity with Vietnamese people and for making a situation after considering the situation of today's oil crisis About 70 of Japanese army's members arc reported Page 3 Col 2 He termed energy the est priority problem facing congress but also dwelt heavily on the difficult period the economy is passing through he said could be checked if congress cooperates in holding down government spending There will be no re- cession in the U he ised Nixon drew one of his biggest cheers of the night when he declared that a lasting peace is Illinois Gets Okay To Boost Rates DES MOINES Gas and Electric Co of port was granted permission Thursday by the Iowa com- merce commission to collect in higher gas and electric rates from its ers subject to refund In a unanimous decision three commissioners agreed to allow the utility to put the higher rates into March 4 following a one-day suspension of those rates Earlier this month the utility filed a revised electric and gas schedule with the commission designed to produce about million of additional annual electric and gas revenue The commission in effect said il was akay for com- pany to put million of proposed increase into effect subject Io however Ihc commission would nol grant the utility the right to put the full amount of the increase being sought inlo effect subject to re- fund Tho commission will hold a hearing Io determine whether ho full million increase is reasonable and justified i about The rales were suspended for I The second report also the chief legacy I hope to leave from the eight years ol my presidency Budget for 75 In a separate doc Nixon outlined 10 legislative goals for this year and disclosed that federa budget for fiscal 1975 woult total a record billion But he said no new tax in- creases would be sought to make an expected billion deficit for the year start ng July 1 The President appeared con- although at times he read his speech in a perfunctory manner until the last few min utes when he ended his forma remarks and spoke on the investigations of the so-called Watergate af the moment most of his audience appeared to be wailing for Hisses Hisses could be heard with the applause when Nixon laid down the conditional terms of his cooperation with the ciary That chairman Rep Peter Rodino said he Nixon's offer to operate consistent with his responsibilities as mean ing cooperation with limitations Senator Philip Hart said Nixon seemed to be saying I will cooperate with the com- of impeachment the way I've cooperated with other com- Continued Page 3 Col 7 No Proof Dean Prosecutor WASHINGTON An special Watergate cutor said in federal court Thursday that there is no basis or believing that ousted White House counsel John Dean lied under oath We have no basis for ng Dean has committed perjury n any Richard Davis said We would have no basis for bringing any charge of jury against Mr Davis added The prosecutors intend ing Dean as a government ness at the trial of former aide Dwight Chapin on charges of lying to a grand jury First Denial Davis statement at a hearing on pretrial motions filed by Chapin was the first public statement from the office ol special Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski directly contra- dicting reports from Capita Hill that the White House has evidence that Dean lied to the senate Watergate committee The former presidential coun sel told the Watergate commit tee he believed President Nixon was aware of the Watergate cover-up prior to March the date Nixon said he firs learned of it Senate Leade Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania said recently he has seen White House transcripts he believe contained evidence Dean lied U.S District Judge Gerhard Gesell scheduled a hearing for Feb 15 to hear evidence on Chapin's contention that Dean should not be permitted to fy Chapin contends he consid ered Dean his lawyer when both were working in the White House Jacob Stein Chapin's lawyer said If the government has evidence Mr Dean has lied even in matters extraneous to this case we have a right to this information It was then that Davis sale the government has no such in- formation Gesell also Chapin's request to transfer the case out of Washington Gesell said Chapin's argument he could not get a fair trial be Continued Page 3 Col 4 Man 18 Killed In Hit-and-Run Highway Mishap Cedar Rapids Gene W Griffin IB of 2429 irst avenue SW died early Thursday after being struck by vehicle while valking on highway 30 near West Post road SW The sheriff's office received a report about that a oung man's body was found on he highway just east of West ost road A second report was received later from a person who said his car and Iwo others had had to swerve to avoid a pedestrian on the north side of highway 30 at a period of one year March 1 1975 Iowa laws allows n utility to put an increase into effect under bond subject Io refund 90 days filing the rale scheduled with the sion Maurice Howard Hell Fred Moore said they il was in the public interest to Continued Page 3 Col 5 that clearance lights of a truck were seen farther to the cast headed west The sheriff's office asked one else who might have mation that would help in the investigation of Ihc accident In contact Ihc Griffin was dead on arrival at a Cedar Rapids hospital An topsy was being Thursday Services are pending at the funeral home Death Tied To Shutdown Violence Impeachment Probe Deadline Rejected WASHINGTON UPI The house judiciary committee Thursday rejected an attempt to impose an April 30 deadline to its inquiry into the possible impeachment of President on Thi cutoff date was offered as an amendment to a resolution Ihc committee will send to the house next week to get un- qualified power to obtain ever materials it feels sary The amendment offered by Rep McClory lost by a vote with two of the 16 Republicans joining the 21 Io defeat it in the com- public session iy Associated Press Pennsylvania authorities said a truck driver was killed early Thursday after a large rock vas thrown through the shield of his truck On the edges of Ohio truckers said they were slaying out of the state in fear of he violence and vandalism marked a trucker shutdown Police said the unidentified was killed when his rig U.S 22 about 20 miles west of Pa Authorities said a large rock was found in the cab and Sgt John Repko said It's obvious to me ody threw it There were re- of and other of drivers in the area prior to he incident Four Youngstown Ohio food suppliers said their trucks moving preventing food deliveries to 450 area cery stores Steelmakers there also said they were unable to ship by truck A spokesman for Armco Steel said the firm was closing its at Washington Courl House south of Columbus Ohio indefinitely because of a age of trucks The plant em- ploys 565 persons Blocked Pumps Groups of about 200 truckers blocked service station pumps or parked at truck stops in sev eral states as part of the test movement and other groups met to decide wha course they would pursue Militant truckers are ing high fuel othe oil and issues There was no clear indication how widespread the shutdown had become Thursday amids confusion over its timing Some truckers said it was set for mid night Wednesday while said it was to begin at Thursday But its leaders predicted i would be nationwide ant lengthy and some trucker am law enforcement spokesmen ex pressed concern that would grow along with it About 200 truckers blocked service station pumps d overnight at severa stations along interstate 40 nea Little Rock Ark Until Signs op the rigs Shut down No 2 as long as it takes and Jan 31 until shutdown by independent non union drivers affected more than 20 states last December A spokesman said the drivers were members of the Assn of Independent Truck Owners and Operators ant would stay at the truck stops until we get what we want Demands included a complet public audit of all oil company holdings an immediate lid on all petroleum product prices and a rollback to May 15 1973 iuel prices until the audit was complete A driver named Bobby Kelly can't like this we're going to lose our he said It costs my outfit a week more for me to drive of reduced speed limits and Ihc fuel shortage A proposed shutdown by ruckers was off to a confused tart in Pennsylvania because f uncertainly over when il starl Trucks Slopped Stale police said about 150 rucks were parked at the Peter an truck stop near n Lehigh county About 50 rucks were parked at a slop on U.S highway 22 and others were parked along the road There were no blockades of police said although here were reports of sm Police said a gunshot was Page 3 Col 3 Famed Movie Tycoon Sam Goldwyn Dies LOS ANGELES AP muel Goldwyn the colorful ish immigrant who found the American movie in- dustry and became its most in- dependent producer died early Thursday at 91 The cause of death was no immediately known but Gold wyn had had been for an undisclosed ailment relat ing to age earlier this month Goldwyn's motion pictures in eluded Best Years of Ou Hans Christian Guys and Porgy ani and The Pride of the Yankees Medal of Freedom Goldwyn had been secluded in lis Beverly Hills mansion since 1967 when he suffered a stroke His only public appearance was on March 27 1971 when ident Nixon came to the wyn home Ho present the ducer with the Medal of dom the nation's highest ian honor The President praised wyn for making films that were entertaining exciting great box office but not square and nol dirty His career spanned more than half a century since the time in 1913 when he and the late Ceci B DeMille and Jesse Page 2 Col 2 Landing in Samoa 10 Survivors PAGO PAGO American UPI A Pan an World Airways 707 with 101 lersons aboard caught fire in flight and crashed n a violent thunderstorm ng most of those aboard when hey were unable to flee the wreckage Witnesses at the Pago Pago airport on the Samoan island of Tutuila midway between New Zealand and Hawaii said 91 persons were killed most of them burned to death when trapped inside the flaming plane They said there were 10 survivors Dr Peter Veales medical director at the Pago Pago Center said most of the dead fried in the plane Veales said the survivors were three women and seven men and that eight were in serious or worse condition with burns over 50 percent of their bodies and that several were not expected to live Two survivors were in fair condition and able to walk about We all tried to get out and jammed the one of the two male survivors said I managed to get out over a wing but most of those aboard did not The pilot Capt Leroy son of San Francisco radioed the Pago Pago control tower shortly before the crash that the plane was on fire He also re- ported violent thunder squalls and one of these was in progress when the plane hit feet short of the runway The aircraft was flight 806 rom Auckland to u where most of the crew lived with an intermediate stop at Pago Pago Pan American said 49 of the passengers had been scheduled to disembark at Pago Pago and that the other 42 were enroute to Honolulu and Los Angeles The wreckage of the plane was still blazing hot hours after the crash and most of the dead were still inside the wreckage SAMUEL GOLDWYN Hunger Strike Passes 2 Years LONDON tary Robert Carr said Thursday that a Jewish prisoner serving a sentence for armed robbery has been on a hunger strike for more than two years and is being artificially fed Carr told the house of com- mons that the man now in the day of his hunger strike has been refusing food ever since he was served kosher margarine from a knife previously used to cut margarine Tile Home Office identified the man as Keith Baillie 20 convicted in 1969 Today's Chuckle The dollar has dropped in value but there's no need for worry until some country turns down our foreign aid Iowa Fights Welfare Dilemma By Charles Roberts DES MOINES AP fare regulations force people to defraud the government to make ends meet an Iowa cial services department ex- believes Welfare now pays 81 cent of the amount needed to get by in 1972 explained Harold director of agency's income tenance division Sonic people gelling welfare payments arc not entitled to them he said and others arc getting too much money But of recent dramatic increases in the cost of living can rationalize lint de- is what they need to he said The federal government which provides millions of lars to lowans on welfare is unhappy that slate agency's rate of errors allowing payments to people who are not qualified is as high as it is A study shows that 9.7 cent of Aid to Dependent dren recipients in Iowa were ineligible for benefits Another 20 percent were gelling more money than they should have To underscore tent federal officials say they will reduce Iowa's allotment of federal welfare funds by the first six months of this year unless the error centage decreases Want Money The federal government is not interested in reducing Templeman believes all they want is the money What Iowa should strive for federal officials say is an error rate of no more than 3 percent and trimming overpayment errors to 5 cent I know any state that meets federal ceilings on said The stair official said there arc some things that Iowa can do Io reduce errors ing a realignment of the duties of caseworkers and getting employment and ry data on recipients from the Iowa employment security commission One of the things the agency cannot do is put more social security employes on the job keeping welfare payments curate No More Staff We were told would get no more by top lives in the department pieman explained One of the problems slate officials and caseworkers in Iowa's 99 counties face Is the Page n Col II
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