Cedar Rapids Gazette, January 2, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

January 02, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 2, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Snow flurries and chance ol snow tifiuiii Thursday. Lows tonight around 5 above. Hijjh Tliursduy 10 lu 15. VOLUMK 91 CITY FINAL 10 CENTS CKDAIt KM'IOS, IOWA, WKDNKSDAY, JANIMRY 2. 1971 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPi, NEW YORK TIMES JERUSALEM Golda Mcir's Labor party ant Us traditional ally, the National Religious parly, Wednesday began Ihe maneuvering neces- sary to put together a new coali- tion government for Israel. Although the soldiers' ballots from the cease-fire lines were still to be tallied, unofficial re- turns from Monday's general election indicated Mrs. Meir might be able to line up 69 members of the 120-member Knesset, the Israeli parliament, for a majority of 18. This would include 50 La- borites, 11 members of the Na- tional Religious party, 5 In- dependent Liberals and 3 members of ultra-orthodox reli- gipus parties affiliated with the Labor alignment. The leader of the National Religious party, Michael Ha- zani, said he would insist on for- mation of a "national unity gov- meaning inclusion of the Laborites' chief opposition, the right-wing Likud bloc, which demands that Israel retain all Arab territory captured in the 1967 war. Bargaining Ploy? However, Labor leaders view this demand by Hazani as bargaining ploy: only. They are confident that he would abandon it in exchange for their agree- ment to stronger religious legis- lation. In the returns from the civil- ian balloting, the Laborites got 41.9 percent of the vole, the so- cialists' smallest showing in Israel's 25 years as a stale. The big gain was made by Likud, led by Menahem Begin, which got 27.1 percent of the vote and was in line for 39 seats, a gain of seven. The right-wing gains may force the government to hold on to some of the captured Arab territories it was prepared to relinquish in the Arab-Israeli peace negotiations in Geneva. Claims Edge Begin claimed 55 of the members of the new parliamenl would support his stand on the occupied territories while only 52 would support Mrs. Meir's more flexible stand. But analysts said the govern- ment's setback was due as Amtrak Woes Strand Over 900 Travelers Ky Associated Press More than 900 passengers aboard four Amtrak passenger trains found themselves al I scheduled stops as part of Ihe New Year's holiday. A Chieago-to-Dcnver stream- liner carrying 400 passengers was delayed for more than 13 hours Monday night and Tues- day at Galcsburg, III., after water was mistakenly poured into a dicsel fuel tank. The water froze in the fuel lines in near-zero weather. The extra stop for an Amtrak turboliner Tuesday was five miles north of Normal, also in central Illinois. Out of Fuel A dispatcher al Bloominglon, III., (he train's last scheduled stop as it headed1 from St. Louis to Chicago with 90 aboard, said Consultation By Dayan and Kissinger Set SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) Israeli Defense Minister Dayan will confer with Secre- ary of Stale Kissinger in Wash- ington Friday, the Western White House anno u n c e d Wednesday. A spokesman said they would consult "on the Geneva talks with emphasis on the subject .of disengagement of forces." Officials said that, with Israel elections now completed, Israe can play a more active role in the negotiations to end thi quarter-century of Middle Eas tension. The Kissinger-Dayan session was agreed to when the U. S. of ficial was in Israel Dec. 17, thi spokesman said. He said it was not contemplated that Dayan also would see President Nixon who is continuing a working vacation at his California home. Syria Reports Two Clashes By Associated Press Syrian and Israeli forces j clashed twice Wednesday in the (Continued Page 3, Col. 3) WASHINGTON (AP) The Internal Revenue Service said Wednesday it is re-examining President Nixon's income lax returns. It said representatives of the President are cooperating fully and authorized disclosure of Ihe action. The IKS did not say what years would be covered, but there has been controversy over Nixon's returns for 1970, 1971 and 1972. He paid lolal laxes for these yeans of less than An IRS spokesman said the lax agency could recover past taxes due for those three years but the statute of limitations would have expired for previ- ous years. Golan Heights with machine guns and a Syrian communique reported. At the same time, Israeli and Egyptian negotiators were back in Geneva for further talks on disengagement of their forces on the Suez front. In the Golan Heights fighting, one Israeli soldier was shot and several engineering vehicles were destroyed, the Syrian com- munique said. The Syrians claimed to have suffered no losses in the clashes on the northern and central Sectors. In the first encounter, the Syrians said, they fired machine guns, forced withdrawal of an Israeli patrol and hit one sol- dier. The communique said that in the second clash Syrian artillery Unvaried an Israeli attempt to consolidate defense positions in Ihe central sector and destroyed some vehicles. the train apparently ran out fuel because the engines h; been left running Monday nigl lo keep them from freezing. In Missouri, !20 passengei aboard an Amtrak train ei; route from Kansas City lo Nc' York were stalled for more lha 12 hours when the Missouri P; cific locomotives pulling stopped. A railroad spokesman said I locomotives ran out of fuel, parently because of a leak. Tvi switch engines were sent lo re: cue Ihe train and pull it int Jefferson Cily to await replace mcnl engines, bill not before th passengers spent several houi in unhcaled cars in near-zer weather. On the West coast, an Amtra train enroule from Sacramento Calif., to Vancouver, Wash with aboard braked to a unscheduled stop Tuesday Klamath Falls, Ore., after freight train jumped the track ahead. The Chicago-to-Denvc streamliner, operating on th Burlington Northern tracks, ai rived in Galesburg at p.m Monday and pulled out at a.m. Tuesday. Salvation During the wait for two loco motive replacements fror Aurora, about 140 miles awaj the Red Cross and Salvatio Army served hot drinks an rolls lo 200 passengers at th Galesburg depot. The other passengers re mained in Pullman cars, wit the temperature hovering hea zero. An Amlrak spokesman sail the passengers were servei complimentary meals for th1 remainder of the trip, but Capt Raymond Briggs of the Salva tion Army passengers "main complaint was that ni one seemed to be in authorit' and they were not told wha thej happened or how long would be stranded." The Chicago-lo-St. Louis turbo liner, operating on Illinois Cen tral Gulf tracks, was running behind schedule when it grounc to a halt. The Bloomington dispatcher said it look about two hours lo refuel the train, which arrivet in Chicago five hours late. Locked Pumps Trains weren't the only mode of travel (hat had difficulties over Ihe holidays. Motorists who ignored repeat- ed warnings not to venture oul New Year's day found gas lumps locked in most parts ol .he country. Across the country, traffic was "extremely light." Buses and airlines also report- ed passenger traffic was "ex- rcmely light." An increasing complaint of gas pump attendants was abuse 'rom drivers fed up with wail- ng in line and still not getting anks filled. Raleigh, N. C., police said sta- ion owner Kenneth Whitcly complained a Cadillac broke nto a line of wailing cars and vhen he refused lo serve him ihcad of other drivers, the Irivcr gunned the car and hit lim as it pulled away. He was iruiscd. Wirephoto Follow fhe Leader, Anyone? With hundreds of spectators bundled against sub-zero weather, Garth Gaskey tabs his 21st annual New Year's swim in 34-degree Lake Michigan with the Polar Bear club, which foundsd the Milwaukee tradition 40 years ago. Oh'e of the' dozen swimmers" joining Gaskey said the' event is a health tonic, relating: "One time Garth went in with a fever of ahcf it broke the fever." TOKYO (AP) China's Com- tary moves in China, it was im- who takes command of the Pek- shakeup resulted from a threat rmnist rulers have begun 1974 vith a reshuffle of commanders apparently signed to weaken the power >ases of possible challenges to Mao Tse-tung. The changes, involving 11 of he country's 13 military re- ions, were disclosed Wednes- lay by Hsinhua, Peking's of- icial news agency, in an article New Year's military rc- mions. Most cf the changes were ;hifts of officers from one com- nand to another. There were ew dismissals. Since the death and disgrace n 1971 of Mao's designated heir. Defense Minister Lin Piao, the ireponderance of the military .t the apex of the Peking power yramid has dwindled. But the rmy has clung to influence and iQsition in (he provinces. Current Threat? In August, during the lOlh ongress of the Chinese Commu- ist parly, Mao tightened his ontrol on the party structure y placing old associates and arty veterans in key posts, "ow he appears to have sur- oundcd doubtful and possibly roublesomc regional military ommanders with older and lore trustworthy men. Because of the sccretivcncss will be under the watchful eye chairman of the Communist of the central leadership. Pek- party, or was made to forestall j ing has been without a military commander since Cheng Wei- anv future threat. There were few outright dis- missals in the shakeup, which looked more like a game of musical chairs than an effort to purge the provincial officer ranks. iveloping all political and mili- broadcast in part by Hsinhua. Biggest Change The most significant change was the appointment of Li Tch- sheng, a Mao loyalist and one of the five vice-chairmen of thc party central committee, to command the Shenyang area of Manchuria. A frontier region facing an estimated million So- viet troops, il is one of the most critical military commands in China. The standard Chinese warning against possible Soviet attack, Icfl out of Peking's New Year message. Wednesday in army units. "In the present excellent situ- ation, il is still more imperative o be vigilant against sabotage )y class enemies at home and abroad and against surprise al- acks by imperialism, Soviet re- visionist social-imperialism in particular." said (he circular, was publicized a circular to shan dropped out of sight during the 1966-69 Cultural Revolution. Another significant swap was the transfer of Hsu Shih-yu, 67, a member of the party p'olitbu- ro. He was moved from Nan- king, where he has been a lead- ing figure since 1957, lo Canton. Ting Sheng, the 61-year-old Can- ton commander, went to Nan- king. In Sinkiang, another critical area on the Soviet border, veter- an Maoist Yang Yung, 73, takes over from Lung Shu-chin, who appears to have been left out of Light Snow Swirls into Chilly Iowa Iowa News Light snow blanketed low Wednesday and forecasters sai that snow flurries should coi tinue through Thursday. A traveler's advisory was if sued as all highways in the slat were reported from 25 to 10 percent snow-covered. By the time it quits, the snowfall is c x p e c t e d to range from 1 to 4 inches in the state, with the heaviest ac cumulation in the southern half. The snow moved in on th heels of another cold night Iowa, with Cresco reporting degrees below zero ear Wednesday, Waukon 17 below Fayette 15 below, Elkadcr an West Union 11 below and Oc wcin 12 below. The overnight low in Ceda Rapids was zero, wilh the me cury climbing to 10 by noon. Forecasters said skies shou1 clear in the northwest Wedne day night, but that snow flurrie would continue elsewher through Thursday. Temperatures were expecte to drop to 5 lo 10 below zero i the northwest Wednesday nig and between 5 to 10 above the southeast. Highs Thursday are expec e'l to range from zero to 1 above, but brisk northerly wine might cause some drifting t ;now. The weather service said th jiuul oHhe new snow felt sout of Iowa' in Oklahoma and Kansas. The storm alreac has dropped more than a foot new snow in the mountains northern New Mexico. As of noon Wednesday, tl snowfall in northeastern low had ranged up to about one-ha inch. Temperatures to 45 Below; Snow Up to 16 Inches By United Press International The first winter storm of th new year moved across a vas stretch of the midlands Wcdnes day. pushing temperatures dow to 45 below zero and dumpin up to 16 inches of snow. Snow and wind swept over th Rockies and into the Grea 'lains and east into Arkansas 'emperatures dropped zero from the Rockies to Great Lakes and from the th- Canadian border to Missour and Kansas. The National Weather Service new lineup. Lung had been in Sinkiang since 1968. Hunt Released Pending Appeal LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) Watergate conspirator E. How- ard Hunt was released from a federal prison farm Wednesday pending the outcome of an ap- peal filed in Washington. A federal appeals court Fri- day ordered that Hunt and a second Watergate defendant, Bernard Barker, be released until it acts on their appeals. Gasoline issued heavy snow warnings from Utah to northern Texas through Kansas and Oklahoma, and north through Nebraska. Las Vegas Snow Up to 16 inches of snow fell Tuesday in parts of northern New Mexico and southern Colo- rado. Gamblers at Las Vegas, got a surprise when four inches fell, the largest snowfall since 1949. Holiday motorists in Minne- sota, the nation's ice box with temperatures down to 45 below at the lakeside community of McGralh, waited as long (Continued Page 3, Col. 3) By Associated Press The new year meant olstered; Stiff Price Rises Seen line because new'allotments fresh! were in hand. Navarro Sworn In MADRID asolinc supplies Wednesday for; I0 Morc nany motorists, but govcrn-j nent officials say stiff price; companies wnro given !he ihikes may be right around Ihe Kb-ahcad Monday lo hike gaso- corner. ,iinc prices 1.5 cents a gallon. "The situation should improve: Federal Energy Office officials Arias Navarro was sworn in Wednesday as Spain's first civil- ian premier since the Spanish civil war. Carlosi considerably Wednesday and Chuckle Good advice is somdhhu; we (live by Hie Imslu'l hut lake by the (jraiii. should be able lo said Anthony Ippo- lilo, an Automobile Club of New York official. Gas allocations are delivered at Ihe beginning of each month said Tuesday that prices could be about 10 cents a gallon more by March. The forecast of higher prices may have headed off several planned protests by service sla- But the Automobile Legaljbeen unable to stay in his house j Assn. said a survey of 100 three days because the air lions in Massachusetts officials said. only seven planned lo close in! Most slalio" operators protest. Another 26 said thcyitook Ncw Ycar's (laJ' nff> have enough gas lo work lllollSh had gasoline. their pumps. i "We asked them to close A spokesman for the New early this week lo conserve fuel I Hampshire group said thc pro-! for the said Dan test was called off. tailors are given on a load-by- load basis, as opposed to order- ing for the whole month at one he said. Because energy chief William E. Simon hasn't reached a final decision on allocations, oil com- j panics have not said what they in most cases, and he said tion operators, many stations had at least part In Springfield, Mass., and of their January allotments. j Portsmouth, N.H., gasoline re- lioy Cross of the Georgia In-jlaller announced plans dependent Oilmen's Assn., said lust wei-k to shut down or limit I up Wednesday wilhout wailing customers lu ?1 worth of gas lo protest federal price controls. "Turn Off Engines" In Oregon, the department of environmental quality is asking motorists lo turn off their en- gines while wailing in line for rcfuelinj! bceau.se of complaints about air pollution near sta- tions. One man who lives near a ser- vice station complained he had Usner, a New Orleans in Usncr In Washington stale, a spokcs- and president of the stale Ser- vice Station Assn. "The steps we look to conserve apparently helped out." Even though stations had man for the Arco distributorship said Tuesday night there were "nine tank trucks on the road more gas Wednesday, lie likc gangbusters lo dc- thc outlook for January was thc allocation. uncertain. Hi" Merry, a spokesman for Ihe Automobile Club of Wash- h-v Loml ington, said 650 calls from mo- "Orders for individual were received Tuesday in the Seattle area. About 4 per- cent reported (hey were strand- 'cd. j Cars Abandoned Merry said a number of cars; were abandoned in service sta-i tion driveways in eastern Wash- ington when pumps were locked up on Monday. In Milwaukee thc American! Automobile Assn. said sub-zero weather created a "tremendous volume" of distress calls from motorists. Those out of gas were out luck. The AAA said: "Of all the stations available for service, (Continued: Page 12, Col. 7.) SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) President Nixon signed into law Wednesday a measure aimed at forcing Ihe 50 slates to adopt energy-saving speed limils of 55 miles per hour. Nixon also signed another ma- jor bill setting up machinery for reorganizing seven bankrupt railroads in thc Northeast and Midwest with federal loan guar- antees of billion and sub- sidies of more than million. Under the speed limit law, stales will lose all federal high- way funds unless they adopt 55- mile limils within 60 days. Nixon said in a statement: "National Limit" "I have been gratified and en- couraged by the number of states which have already vol- untarily reduced their speed limits in accordance with my request estimates indicate that we can save nearly barrels of fuel a day by observ- ing a national limit of 55 miles per hour." In another statement, Nixon said he considered some of the rail subsidies to be higher than they should be. However, he termed the reorganization law "an important turning point in :he history of America's railroad industry" and com- mended "tor passing The railroad bill sets up a new United States Railway Assn., a nonprofit government corporation, to borrow the billion lo set up a new rail net- work under a privately operated Consolidated Rail Corp. The bankrupt railroads are the Penn Central, Central of New Jersey, Lehigh Valley, Reading, Erie Lackawanna, Boston and Maine, and Ann Arbor. More'Legislation Nixon said in a statement he would send additional rail legis- lation to congress soon because "with the added pressures brought on by the energy crisis, we must press hard to rebuild and strengthen our entire na- tionwide rail freight system." The highway speed bill will remain in effect until June 30, 975, unless the President de- clares at an earlier date that is not a fuel shortage equiring this 'the Vhite House said. Other provisions of the bill au- lorizcd: Use of highway funds until 3ec. 31 to support 90 percent of ic cost of experimental car- ool programs set up by local ovcrnments. Nixon said such rejects "can do so much to educe the number of automo- ilcs being inefficiently used on ongesled urban highways." A six-month extension of the an. 1, 1974, deadline on manda- >ry installation of emergency cator transmitters on private- owned airplanes, except foi- ls and commercial aircraft. New Year Wishes TOKYO (AP) More than Japanese crossed the oat of the Imperial palace ednesday lo wish Emperor irohilo a happy new year and ng life. Today's Index Comics .....................32 Courthouse ..................j Crossword .............32 Daily Ilccord Deaths ......................3 Editorial Features...........6 Farm Financial Marion .....................26 Movies Society Sports 19-22 Slate Television ..................Hi Want Ads................35.37 ;