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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 3, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather- Clear ana culil lo- Illglll. 1.0 W S around zero to 8 below. 1'urlly cloudy and cold Friday. lliKlis 10 lu 15. CITY FINAL 10 CENTS VOUJMK 31 NUMHKIt .159 CEDAU RAPIDS, IOWA, TIIUKSDAY, JANUARY 3, 1974 ASSOCIATED NEW YORK TIMfcS California til LONDON (AP) An 18-year- old American girl and two men arrested here for arms smug- gling belonged to an extremist student group headquartered at Santa Barbara, Calif., security sources said Thursday. The girl, who was arrested at a London airport Saturday when customs officials found guns and ammunition in her luggage, Was identified by the U.S. em- bassy as Allison Thompson of -Santa Barbara. Student Politics The others were identified by sources as Atlcr Nasecn, 21, of Pakistan, and Abelkhir Ha- kaoui, 25, of Morocco, both pre- Rising Truce Violations in Middle East By United Press International Israel said Thursday tltatj three of its soldiers were killed and 10 wounded Wednesday, the heaviest one-day loss since the cease-tire went into effect Oct. 24. There were Israeli warnings in Tel Aviv and Geneva that the truce may collapse unless it is kept by both sides. U.N. spokesmen in Cairo re- ported increasing numbers of cease-fire violations during the ast few days, including ar- illcry and tank fire, and Israel heavy exchanges with Syria along the Golan Heights Tont. In Geneva, where agreement was reported near on means ol disengaging Egyptian and Israe- li troops along the Suez Canal, Israeli sources said Israel was demanding strict application by viously involved in student poli- tics in Santa Barbara. The sources said Hakaoui was leader of the group which ap- parently planned to attack Mo- roccan diplomats or property after gathering in London There was no apparent link with known Arab guerilla groups, the sources said. Earlier British authorities said they believed the three were connected with an Arab guerilla cell assigned to attack British Zionists. Officials dropped this theory after further investiga- tion, but gave no explanation. Scotland Yard has imposed a security blackout on the case, declining even to officially iden- tify the three pending a decision on whether they will stand trial or be deported. Security Alert The group was discovered amid a national security alert for 'Arab terrorists who were believed planning a concerted attack aoainst targets in Britain. The sirl arrived at Heathrow airport Saturday on a flight from Los Angeles carrying five machine pistols and 150 rounds of ammunition in her luggage. Egypt of the cease-fire before there can be any final agree ment. Unilateral Fullback The well-informed Tel Aviv newspaper Ma'ariv said Israel had agreed to a unilateral withdrawal as a means of [breaking the deadlock in the j talks but there was no confirma- tion from official sources. Israeli Defense Minister Moshe off for Washing- ton for talks with Secretary of State Kissinger and Defense Secretary Schlesinger, told newsmen: do not believe that the Egyptians hope for better terms by those actions or whether they want to start another war of at- trition, but I do believe that this is plain wildness and it is un- bearable. "It should be known that the Simon: Gas Prices To Go Up 8 to 11 WASHINGTON (API En- ergy chief William Simon said Thursday that oil companies and independent distributors have agreed to enforce a limit .of 10 gallons of gasoline per cus- tomer at company-owned ser gasoline above the legal ceiling: price, the agency said. The rate of violations is far greater than in other industries under price control and is lead- ing the IRS to step up its cn-j forcement efforts nationally, a' SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) Despite some misgivings vice stations. Under earlier an- spokesman said. i has sjgned imo nounced conservation measures, checking Violations an n-percent increase in the 10-gallon limit was volun-: Sflclal Sccurity benefits. also predicted that chcck- Allhm'6h Nixon was known to the next month or two, to levels about 8 to 11 cents higher than in early December. Simon told a news conference from price estimates, increased estimate of about by gasoline Most of the violations proba- bly do not involve flagrant gouging in which motorists are charged or more for a gallon, the spokesman said. But the seven cents last week, took ac- feel that the timing of the hikes would have an adverse effect on the federal budget, and aides in- dicated he would issue a state- ment citing some of his objec- tions. number of such serious viola-! nf a nmv of gasoline is j a reureci individual irom nripo hikes to be authorized Also On "le r'SG' JudglnB to W and for a couple .from puce hikes to be slatislicSi arc the number 5310. of price refunds ordered by the1 The bill would increase the average monthly payment for a retired individual from Simon said the new in- creases would come as a vari- able formula designed to give service station owners partial compensation for the reduced amounts of gasoline they can sell, as gasoline production is cut under federal regulations. agency against stations charg- ing more than the legal selling The spokesman said it ap- pears an increasing number of gasoline stations are using various gimmicks to get around Thursday's announcement ofj''ons- the government's price regula- WirsDhoJo agreement with the distributors marks a further tightening of gasoline controls, although still on a voluntary basis. Limiting Service Simon said major oil compa- nies and independent distribu- tes ana uiutjpeuueiu. uiauiuu- Enerav Chief William Simon Ponders a News Conference Query tors and retailers have agreed nnFnt-nn -i riMirMf limitintr KPT- 'qb Commander SPACE CENTER. Houston ourselves about the first 10 to 15 (AP) The Skylab 3 flight has days, so we were extremely siaea ana me cease-nre must mechanical and human j inefficient and getting way way kept by both sides, otherwise itierrors, but its commander saysjbehincl schedule, he said. 1 golly we're going to the folks on the ground fi- to Kissinger and speak wi inger about buying more weap- rull 84 days. Commander Gerald P. also said the error- prone immediately early days of the mission arelprovement police said. Scotland Yard hadi Hussein Warning work like the astronauts tend to "move along with your blinders i. "I think this mission is going to increase my awareness of what, else is going on besides the message and took what I'm doing." Carr some of the pressure off. Gibson said orbiting the earth to enforce a policy limiting ser- vice station gasoline sales to 10 gallons per customer. He said the companies could .enforce this as company policy iat the service stations it owns directly but could only urge it upon franchised service sta- tions. The sales limit, if enforced, would still leave a motorist free woum sun irave a SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. The maximum tax paid each to drive on and purchase an- Secretary of State Henry A.jby the worker and employer in other 10 gallons at the next ser-j Kissinger, declaring that the 11973, will be in vice station, but as oil embargo is "increas-11974. supplies dwindle waiting lines jngly announced! The 5.85 percent rate paid by mnv rlicr-miraffp this lactic. iThnrsrfav that President Nixon thp worker and emnlover in 1973 showed an efficiency, "I and] _____ you speculate a more" about life existing else- where in the universe. behind because of a new working we" "I1 hcrej "You realize the universe is been tipped off by United States officials, but they delayed their arrest until she contacted the Moroccan on an airport bus. British authorities had believ- ed the weapons the girl brought were intended for more attacks like the one Sunday night on Jewish millionaire Joseph E; Sieff. There was also speculation the group may have planned lo assassinate King Hassan, the pro-Western ruler of Morocco. Sieff, 68-year-old president of the Marks and Spencer stores and a leading Zionist, was shot in the head at his home by a masked gunman. The gunman escaped; Sieff is recovering: and the Marxist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine said it was responsible for the attack. Oilier prominent London Jews said they had been told iiuaacm M cii mug King Hussein of Jordan Deling between the ground warned in an interview with a and the crew on the work sched- Beirut magazine that might try to. make a separate He spoke during a news con- ference from orbit Wednesday on the 48th day of the intended 12-week space voyage. "Spiritual" Changes Carr. William R. Pogue and Edward G. Gibson answered newsmen's questions relayed by mission control. They said their scace experience has brought changes of "almost a sniritual peace with Egypt at Geneva. He admitted, "Coordination with Egypt is not to the level I aspire for." Hussein also disclosed that he had agreed to launch an offen- sive across the Jordan river during the October war if Syria had succeeded in clearing the Golan Heights and Egypt had pushed the Israelis back to the Tried To Conceal Discussing an early incident in which he tried unsuccessfully to conceal from mission control that he had vomited, Pogue said major desert passes in the Sinai peninsula. I nature" in their views of them- quite big and just the number of possible combinations that you can have out there which can create life enters your mind and makes it .seem much more like- he said. The three major oil compa- nies Amoco. Sim Oil and Standard Oil of Ohio in- creased prices Wednesday. The wholesale gasoline increases of 5.8 cents a gallon for Amoco two cents for Sun Oil and a cen' for Standard follow similar in creases announced Monday b; (Continued Page 3, Col. 3) Kissinger: ans The President signed several ajor bills Wednesday includ- g a billion defense appro- riations act. This was bil- on less than the administration ad requested. The bulk of the eduction billion was procurement funds appropri- ted at ?18.4 billion. Nixon also signed a .bill in- reasing by million the otal amount of loans and guar- ntees that the Small Business administration can make before une 30. The same measure re- roactively reopens the.agricul- ure department's easy-term oan program for rural resi- dences damaged in disasters that occurred between Dec. 25, 1972 and April The Social Security legislation also raises the wage base the amount of annual earnings sub- ject to tax from for 1973 to in 1974. Under pre- vious law, it was scheduled to be in 1974. may discourage this lactic. j Thursday that President Nixon Simon reported that gasoline.will make a major personal ef- co. nsumDt ion was runnint! fort to promote cooperation the worker and employer in 1973 will not be changed in 1974. The Social Security Adminis- Eome 7.8 percent below normaLamong 'oil-consuming-and-tration said that the seven per- demand forecasts over the fourj producing nations. u" weeks ending Dec. 21. This was Without going into detail, Kis- an improvement in fuel saving singer ,told a news conference from the 5.7 percent reported j that agreement on prices and the week earlier, but still farUupplies would seem to best short of the 20 percent everyone's own interest reduction now believed neces- because neither the oil users le regretted causing embar- rassment to his crewmates. "In reflecting on this; I tried desperately to do a very good! isary, he said. Simon said several factors nor producers want a global deoression. KG combine to push average After news conference, desperately to do a very 4-. A A he explained. "I proceed- jjUlff ed then to make errors, to CU UICU lu iiiemv berate myself, finally comine to i jjEW YORK (AP) Stocks that I'm .a fallible soared Thursday on encourag- realisa human being that I cannot operate at 100 percent ef- selves, of other humans and of ficiency, that I'm going to make the possibility of life existingj-nicfakes." ing economic news, including easing' of margin requirements for purchasing stock on credit. i The Dow Jones average cent round of steep price in- pasEeci by tne new moves, creases on foreign oil, led by a rnmnnl rlk ule ul "1B I Tile UOW Junes avuiag ill ii elsewhere in the universe. Carr said of the attempted j dimbed more lnan 20 points i closed thrit tne king nas win- Askef, jf a gyroscope i cover.up Of the vomiting: "Wo inst half t.h drawn the conlmgcn he sent tolnd exccssjvc Bas we didn't want to bother the fight on the Syrian front in Oc- Wm conccrn (hat tnc mis.! ]d wjlh We decided the tobcr. The disclosure came in it wa, hum came an announcement that he JCWS nicy w-v.ii the Arab terrorists had drawn prayed Thursday with its of- un a list of British Zionists Ificers 'at a mosque 15 miles marked for assassination. stei north of Amman, the Jordanian i capital. sion might he cut short, Carr replied lhal both systems now to be well managed desnitc the problems. 'I feel comfortable that we're morning decision. But it was too late to take it back." The astronauts inadvertently tape recorded their discussion the first half-hour, lost half the gain, then was up 15.68 to 871 at 2 p.m. Advances held a 14-1 lead over declines in heavy trading on the New York Slock Ex- change. being careful with lie Of tna incident, and the tape said. "We're not wasting gas, was received in mission control. O'Harc Still Busiest t by wc're going i The astronauts were rcpiimand- CH1CAGO (UPI) O'Harc to make it." 'cd. doubling of the price of Arab oil late last month. _ In addition, a new price would be to bring soaring crease of 1.5 cent per gallon nrices in line with the needs granted retailers on Jan. 1, to of the world economy. International airport retained !its stains as Ihe world's busiest DONALSONVILLb, da. lui u jn bandling arriv- sion control caused many pro A jury Thursday convicted and departures of a record Icms early in Ihe flishl. Carl Isaacs, a 19-year-old Mary- KKm ;ljr.CTafl. I "We ended up falling all ov nricnn PSPJincc. of SJX _________________________.---------------------------------------------------- Carr said Hie' heavy work! schedules relayed daily by mis-i sion control caused many prnb- 50 Feared Dead In Ferry Sinking DACCA, Bangladesh "With Blinders" i least 50 persons arc .believed to Discussing the impact of Ihe have drowned when a ferry cap- mission en his personal feelings. land prison escapee, of six! wiunls of murder in Ihe slaying of a south Georgia farm family. The jury deliberated just 62 mimilcs. II will decide Ihe pen- ally. Today's Index over I Carr said people in technical sized and sank .in the Mcghna river about 40 miles from here. gasoline prices even" higher than Kissinger said Nixon will take ireviously predicted over -initiatives next lext several weeks. cent increase will be included in the March check, due on April 3. Earlier the agency ha.d said there was some doubt the boost could be reflected in that check. The minimum payment for an individual will be raised from to The maximum will go up from to for an individual, from to for a couple. week and announce them later. i Responding to questions, Kis encom- i singer said that roughly One obvious factor is the re- Major Aim Irish Police Take 20 IRA Suspects DUBLIN (AP) Irish police i Thursday rounded up at least 20 suspected members of the out- o ui One of the major aims, hejiawed Irish Republican Army. u. men were arrcstcd in the border towns of Donegal, Mon- aqhan and Loutli and were granteu retailors on Jim. 01 me worm economy. agnan aim L.UUIM 
                            

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