Cedar Rapids Gazette, January 6, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

January 06, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 6, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Churl. Shows Where C. R. Stands (In Section A) School Policy h Outlined Section A) Section A Weather- Snow omUimlng to- day, with 1 to 3 inches possible, highs 10 lo 15. Variable cloudiness to- night, lows zero to 5 above. V01.UMK 91 NUMBER 362 KAl'IDS, IOWA, SUNDAY. JANUARY MJ7-1 CITY FINAL 35 CENTS ASMOAViiU PKKSK, (I'i, NEW YORK TIMES FBI Links Navy Vet to London Arms Arrests FA1HFIELD, Calif. (AP) A 31-year-old navy veteran ac- cused of aiding a suspected ter- rorist smuggle arms and ammu- nition into Britain was arrested Saturday by FBI agents. Theodore D. Brown was taken into custody at Travis air force base. He is to be arraigned Monday in U.S. district court. Brown, on medical retirement from the navy since lllliG, was held in lieu of bail on charges that lie aided and abet- fPicture on Page 21 A) ted Allison Thompson, 18, in smuggling guns and ammuni- tion into Britain, Miss Thomp- son is one of three persons ar- rested in London as suspected terrorists. Firearms Act Brown, who FBI agents said was arrested while waiting for a Closing Times tor Classifieds Revised Closing times.for Gazette classified advertising have been revised effective with the Tuesday, Jan. 8, edi tion. See the color adver- tisement on page 22A of today's Gazette for the new schedule of deadlines Analysis See Leveling Off Of Oil Price GENEVA. (AP) Top oil in- dustry analysts say crude oil prices, which have quadrupled in less than three months, may stabilize or even come down again in the long term. This opinion came as members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries prepared for an extraordinary meeting in Geneva on Monday to discuss prices. Experts did not expect them lo increase again. At current crude prices, en- ergy alternatives such as solar plants, nuclear power and coal cleansed of impurities become economical. One top OPEC official said recently at his headquarters in Vienna: "We must look at the long term. If nuclear energy be- comes cheap and plentiful and ecologically acceptable, who will want our oil? We must plan our price action with great so- phistication." What OPEC is seeking is a general formula to tie its prices for crude oil exports to Ihe costs of its imports. The OPEC members say this is the only way that they can preserve the buying power of Ihcir revenues over Ihc long term. OPEC is not connected with Ihc Aral) nil embargo and tries lo keep ilsclf strictly non-pnli- lical. Nonetheless, there have been some sharp and angry ex- changes behind closed doors be- t w c c n Aral) and non-Arab members. OPKC officials re- port. The Arabs accuse the others, especially Nigeria, Iran and Venezuela, of Inking advantage of Ihe oil shortage to make windfall profits. For example, Iran recently auctioned some high-qualily crude at more than n barrel. space available military flight to the East coast, was charged with violating the Firearms Control Assistance Act and the Neutrality Act. Miss Thompson, 18, of Santa Barbara was arrested Dec. 29 at the London airport with five automatic pistols and 150 rounds of ammunition, authorities said. jShe was taken into custody wiih Abdelkhir cl-Hakkour, '25, of Morocco and Alhar Naseem, 21, of Pakistan. Both were active in student politics in Santa Bar- bara. The three youths appeared in court in London Saturday, charged with conspiracy relat- i n g to the possession of firearms. Officials said they were members of a group op- posed to the pro-Western Mo- roccan government. They were arrested during a national alert for Arab terror- ists, who were reportedly plan- ning attacks against targets in Britain. The FBI refused to provide any additional details on possi- ble links between Brown and Miss Thompson. Planned Shooting In London the British army ringed Heathrow airport SaturT day with light tanks and ar- mored cars in an apparent at- :empt to ward off terrorists re- ported planning to shoot down an American or Israeli plane. At the same time, bombs be- lieved planted by Irish guerillas blasted the annual London Boat Show and Madame Tussaud's waxworks. Damage was heavy, out both were cleared of thou- sands of visitors just minutes before the explosions and no casualties were reported. Police said, however, there was no connection between the bombs and the big alert' at Heathrow, unprecedented i n Britain in peacetime. Troops in Scorpion tanks sur- rounded Heathrow early in the day amid reports that Arab ter- rorists were planning to attack, (Continued Page 3, Col. 7) The (rouble wilh Irylng In get away from it all these days is that most of it is por- table. Cnnvrlllll WASHINGTON (IJPI) Sec-jis very difficult to make even rotary of State Kissinger ended the first step toward an agree- seven and one-half hours of talks with Israeli Defense Min- ister Moshe Dayan Saturday saying that they had reached substantial agreement on how to (sources at the Middle East approach the issue of conference in Geneva, he said. But the significance of the Dayan-Kissingcr talks was re- flected by word from diplomatic Teleph: o GOOD PROGRESS Although they reported making "good progress" in talks Friday, Secretary of State Kissinger and Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dsyan extended fheir discussions Saturday. Senators Hit Nixon Tapes Refusal WASHINGTON jers of the senate Watergate committee Saturday sharply criticized President Nixon's re- 'usal to comply with their sub- joenas. One of them, Sen. Her- nan Talmadge said it indicated "he has something to ide." Senator Lowell Weicker (R- Conn.) and counsel Sam Dash defended the committee against administration charges that the sweeping subpoenas were exces- sive, "a blatant act of irrespon- sibility" and "a fishing expedi- tion." Unanswered Weickar said in Greenwich, Conn., that the committee's Record Snows, Mudslides Trap Hundreds in California By Associated Press Up to 10 inches of snow fell in'parts of Southern California early Saturday, stranding hun- dreds of travelers. Hardest hit was the town sunnily called Palmdalc, north of Los Angeles. Some 200 mo- torists and five busloads of per- sons stranded there Friday night were led toward Los An- geles by four snowplows. More than 200 cars were pulled from the record snow on California 14 in the Newhall- Lancestcr area and many other motorists abandoned their ve- hicles and made way on fool. Red Cross Hotels and motels were jammed and the Red Cross set up food and shclicr centers at the schools in Granada Hills, Newhall and Antelope Valley. Hundreds of other persons were trapped by mudslides un- leashed by heavy rain on To- panga Canyon Mlvd., '10 miles from downtown Los Angeles. Kcilh Harris was among those caught in a slide. "I opened the door and the car filled with lie said. I fell down; 1 struggled (o gel up, but I couldn't, Ihe mud was covering me." He said the flow was carrying him new Ihu edge of a cliff. "Then a woman waded out as far as she could and helped me up and pulled me lo her he said. Pushed Along .lack Young said when his car was cauglil he escaped through a window and was pushed along in the flow. "I grabbed hold of a reflec- tor stake sticking above the mud and held on or I'd gone over a he said. As a new storm headed inlo parts of California Saturday, crewmen went into rugged mountain areas in Northern (Continued Page 3, Col 2) long-standing request for an in- formal meeting with Nixon had gone unanswered. "We haven't even had a yes or no to that very simple, direct, forthright he said. Dash told reporters Friday the committee had gotten even less cooperation from the White House during Nixon's "Opera- tion Candor." He said each ohe of the several hundred tapes and documents were relevant to the committee's investigation. Talmadge told a reporter in Georgia that Nixon "is making a great mistake in.refusing to comply with the subpoenas. It indicates to the public he has something to hide and affects his he said. The three subpoenas asked for 500.tapes and several hundred documents covering roughly three issues: The breakin at the Democratic offices in the Wa- tergate complex June 17, 1972; allegations that the 1971 in- crease in federal price supports for raw milk was tied to in campaign contributions from lhr.cc major dairy cooperatives, and possible tics between bil- lionaire Howard Hughes and Nixon's brothers. "Impairing Functions" In his letter lo chairman Sam Ervin (D-N. C.) Friday, Nixon said: "To produce the material you now seek would unques- tionably destroy any vestige of confidentiality of presidential communications, thereby irrep- arably impairing the constitu- tional functions of the office of the presidency." Senator Howard Baker (R- committee vice-chair- man, eaid "it was a mistake to attempt to subpoena a great volume of documents which It's That Time If you didn't set your clock an hour ahead when you went lo bed Saturday night, you are an hour be- hind schedule when you read" this. Most of the country went on year- round Daylight Saving, time at 2 a.m. today. The move is aimed at conserv- ing energy. For another view of the effect of time changes turn to page 20 of section A in today's Gazette. The writer of this article proposes the end- ing of lime zones and that the entire country be put in one- zone, known as U.S.A. Time. may not be relevant to the in- vestigation." "I was not consulted when these tapes and documents were subpoenaed. I knew nothing about Baker said. "I think the committee should reconsid- er the entire matter and while I hope the committee should have any relevant tapes we should also avoid a fishing expedition." Even though Ervin said the committee would sue to force Nixon to comply, it appeared a court confrontation on the new issue was several weeks away. Sampling Meanwhile, the UPI said Sat- urday that a nationwide sampl- ing of U.S. representatives and senators had failed to give a verdict on Nixon's future, in light of the Watergate scan- dals. Underlining the vagueness of public opinion are the remarks of Speaker Carl Albert. "I haven't heard many com- ments lo tell you the truth but of course Ibis isn't Nixon coun- the congressman from Oklahoma said. "I hear a lot more about the price of gas and butane than I do about Wa- lergale. "It hasn't been a subject brought up too much. I have (Continued Page 3, Col. 8) ing Arab and Israeli forces. Dayan said he was satisfied with the talks, which began Fri- day, and prepared to return Sat- urday night to Israel to start hammering out a concrete nego- tiating proposal with Prime Minister Golda Meir and hei cabinet to be presented at peace talks in Geneva. The two men met for four am one-half hours Saturday in Kis singer's office at the state de partment. 'After the first hour they were joined by aides an later by Herman Bills, the ch'u U. S. representative to Egypt. Arms Aid Dayan and Kissinger ha talked for three hours Frida before the Israeli defense mi ister went to see Defense Seer tary Schlesinger to discuss lio his country would use a billion emergency arm's aid ap propriation from the Uniiec States. "Our two positions ap- proached each other substan- tially we are talking tactics and Kissinger said when he and Dayan met with newsmen briefly after their ses- sion concluded. "There was no confrontation between us. Not only was there no confrontation, but there was no significant dif- ference between us and the Israelis." Dayan added: "I personally was very talks. Now happy with these I am going home and I hope our cabinet will be in a position to.formulate some- thing concrete to propose to the Arabs. Whether we shall reach agreement with Egypt, I can't say now. But I think we can have a concrete proposal, and I don't think it will take a.long time." Neither Kissinger nor Dayan disclosed any of the details of their agreement. ho said Egyptian and Israeli cgotiators have decided many chnical problems on separat- ig their forces and were now waiting word from their gov- rnments on how far their roops could be withdrawn. Reserve Maj. Gen. Mcir Amit, ormer chief of Israeli.military ntelligence, said in an army adio commentary in Tel Aviv: "You (the Egyptians) want us to move 30 kilometers (19 We will put ourselves out of cannon range and not in- terfere with the normalization of life along the canal and its surroundings. he added, "you must clear all the area of armed forces, although if you want to keep some token forces (Continued Page 3, Col. 4) An Israel Willing Israeli military analyst meanwhile said in an army radio commentary in Tel Aviv that Israel is willing to with- draw its army back inside the Sinai nearly 20 miles from Ihc Suez canal if Egypt Ihins out its forces on the cast bank of the waterway. Dayan cautioned againsl over optimism about the peace nego- tiations. "Everybody should re- alize that after such a long time of fighting and confrontation it Poll: Most Believe Charges Against President By Bill Kovnch New York Times Service WASHINGTON A survey of public reaction lo discus- sion of possible, impeachment of President Nixon shows that 79 percent of those polled in depth believe one or more of Ihe most serious charges against Ihe .President are jus- tified. The poll was conducted by Ihe Roper Organization for 51 subscribers, including I h e A in c r i c a n Civil Liberties Union. While Hie poll shows a slim majority against impeach- ment, '15 percent lo indica- tions are thai opposition stems not from belief in the President's innocence bill from fear of Ihc doslruclivc effect an impeachment pro- ceeding would have. Only 11 percent of those op- posed lo impeachment said they took that position be- cause they believed tiic charges unjustified. The figures lead Roper ana- lysis lo conclude that "Ihe President would seem to have a I bin hold indeed on his of- fice in Ihc court of public opinion." The Roper poll, a syndicat- ed subscription public opinion service conducted 10 times a year, was conducted among a scientifically selected sample of persons who were in- terviewed in early November, before the disclosure of Ihe minute gap in a key While House I ape subpoenaed as evi- dence by the federal district court here. An analysis of Ihe poll re- sults indicates (hat four of five among those polled be- lieve Ihiil one or more of lit charges or criticisms against Nixon serious and proba- bly involve him. More than 50 percent included in this cate- gory believe the charge that Ihc President was involved in covering up the Watergate breakin, and that he is with- holding evidence from the senate Watergate committee and the Watergate special prosecutor's office. Most of Ihe concern of those polled, in fad, seemed lo center on (he President's withholding of information. For example, while 31 percent expressed concern about Ihe bombing of Cambodia, 38 per- cent said thai the President's "keeping Ihc bombing of Cambodia a secret" was a serious offense. T he least concern, ex- pressed by in percent of I hose polled, was voiced.over the al- lemplcd Ihcfl of files from Ihe office of Daniel lOllsberg's former p s y c h i a t r i s I by members of Ihe White House a unit set up lo stop leaks of information after the disclosure of the secret Pentagon Papers on Ihc course of the Vietnam war. "Acceptance of both the seriousness ofIhe charges and the President's responsibility for them was widespread throughout all segments of the population, ranging from two thirds up 9 in says an analysis accompanying the poll results. "Groups most critical of the President on the charges were young people, those in the highest income category, those living in the West, the college-educated, single people, union members, those moderately active so- cially and politically, and Democrats." In addition, Ihe analysts note, while Republicans arc less inclined lo accept the charges, two-thirds of them accepted one or more of (he charges. Those expressing the least concern included those GO years and older, those in Ihc lowest income brackets, those living in sparsely popu- lalcd rural areas and (hose wilh a grade-school education or less. The poll-lakers also found what was described as a "high level" of misinforma- tion about Ihe impeachment process. Indications arc that less than 50 percent of those polled understood that im- peachment is .simply the bringing of c h a r g e s but thought inslead it. meant "throwing him out of office." The ACUI plans lo begin mass dislrihulion of Ihe poll results Monday lo coincide wilh a inc'eling of Ihc ad hot: panel of the house judiciary committee thai is considering Ihe drafting of articles of im- peachment. Sources: Ruling Will Free Some REAP Subsidies WASHINGTON (UPI) A lit- e-noliced ruling by a federal will require the adminis- ation to pay approximately 78 million in conservation sub- dies for farm areas, sources lid Saturday. The decision by Thom- Flannery two weeks ago held e government acted illegally suspending operations of the ural Environmental Assistance rogram (REAP) a year ago after spending only million of the million authorized )y congress. Administration sources who asked not to be identified said :he justice department probably will not appeal Flannery's rul- ing because the government al- ready has lost a series of cases involving the right of President Nixon to impound funds for pro- grams voted by congress. However, the justice depart-, mcnt is expected to ask Flan- ncry for clarification of his order that the program be reo- pened to pay farmers cost-shar- ing subsidies for conservation projects on rural land. John Kramer, the attorney who initiated the law suit, pre- dicted that the government would have to spend up to 85 percent of the million in impounded money. Today's Index Late News Deaths Editorials Rpporl Card City Hall Nolci SECTION D Iowa News Prank Nyc's political Holes Tcfcvis'on Tahla Manon You and IOWA Food Building Movies Record Reviews Farm SECTION C Social Around Ihft Town ____ New Books Travel SECTION D Sports Outdoor Iowa Financial Mrw York Slocki Want Crossword Parado Mitffflilno Comics........ 10 IMS 14-17 U 10-19 1-71 I M3 10 ;