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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette January 10, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 10, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Snow tonight, accumulations of two to four inches, lows aero to 5 above. Friday temperatures around zero. VO!.I MF !12    NI MHI- I; rn tumb <&Ut CITY FINAL IO CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA. THURSDAY, JANUARY IO, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Say Henry Heads Off Offensive By United Press International The Beirut newspaper Al Sharq reported Thursday from Cairo that Secretary of State Henry Kissinger advanced his planned visit to Egypt because Washington received reports of an imminent Egyptian attack on Israeli forces on the west bank of the Suez canal. In Washington, a state department spokesman said the department was not aware of any CIA report saying that Egypt was about to launch an attack on Israel’s forces west of the Suez canal. Al Sharq. which has close connections with the Syrian regime, attributed the report to “reliable Arab diplomatic sources.” There was no mention of the Al Sharq theory in the Cairo press, but the newspaper Al Abram said Kissinger's visit originally was scheduled to take place in IO days time. Speed Conclusion Kissinger was scheduled to leave Washington at midnight Thursday to meet with Egyptian President Sadat at the southern Egypt resort of Aswan in a move to speed conclusion of an Israeli-Egvptian agreement on troop withdrawals from the explosive Suez canal front. He is expected in Aswan around 7:30 p.m. Friday (12:30 a m. CDTI to meet Sadat. Kissinger confers with Sadat then flies to Jerusalem late Saturday for talks with Prime Minister Meir on a reported Israeli plan to withdraw about 20 miles ------------ ----------- ----- I'    -........—.....—......   ”•    111    "     - Acts To Spot Abuses, Versions of Keep Track of Supply y;ii. p ; ABBINGTON (AP) — En-| The API weekly statistics 11 111 Iii I I I Vt w Hike Differ WASHINGTON (AP) - The statement that WASHINGTON (AP) - En-; The API weekly jergy chief William Simon said [showed that crude oil imports Thursday investigators from his have been trending downward Federal Energy Office and the I since early November while im-Internal Revenue Service are [parts of refined products have [auditing the price, profit and [remained relatively level. (supply records of every petrole-1 Statistics for any single week, I urn refiner in the nation. A statement said the audit___________   .    , ing sure the price increases on [)0r , , petroleum products reflect only!, ™e,!r,end ',hftws m°rp clearl? cof t increases and not jacked-up !,ds of fouV weeks    Pm’    lo    raisc    mllk    pricc    suPI>orts    »P- profits.    ; Total oil imports, both crude oil and products, averaged 5,-582.000 barrels per day for the four weeks ending Jan. 4, 1974, according to the latest API statistics. | however, may appear higher or; administration.................. issued by Simon low,'r ,han ,hr'*«*■•»' 3S •'traditional political consider-ic: tiimnH Qt m u, Ivary,ng numbers of tankers    pumitdi rotir.h rmri    ations”    were    partially    hchind ations” were partially behind President Nixon’s 1971 decision It also will help “to verify the I accuracy of refiner reports on crude oil and product supplies and is a major step toward establishing an independent reporting and information system on refinery inventories at FEO,” Simon said. Relied on Firms The federal government tradi- pears to contradict a sworn affidavit by former Agriculture Secretary Clifford Hardin. In that affidavit, filed last March 13, Hardin said the decision was made solely for economic reasons. Hardin's affidavit was filed in a federal court suit accusing the administration of raising price supports in exchange for dairy industry contributions to the Nixon re- Dorsie Willis, Last Brownsville Incident Survivor, and His Wife A° Wlr Photo Montrose Motel is Purchased by Three C R. Men Cedar Rapids News— Sale of the Montrose hotel to Lyle Wilson, Allan Yarowsky and Eugene Nassif was announced Thursday by Harold Becker, president of the former Montrose Hotel Corp. All three purchasers are from from the canal in return for a;cedar Rapids thinning out of Egyptian forces! Beckcr sajd (he sa|e on a I contract basis. The sale price (was not announced. Becker, Leo Smulekoff and Abbott Lipsky were present members of the! [Montrose Hotel Corp. The cor- 67 Years Afterward, Dollar Bread Gains Reimbursement Talk Labeled "Irrational" on the Israeli side of the canal. He confers with Sadat once more before returning to Washington. There has been an increasingly serious series of cease-fire violations along the Suez front P°ratif ,hasu ovv"£* the hotel involving tank and artillery fire siat(' ‘ eP^m^er- 1964-which the U.N. said were usual- ?n ^as ^)eea    aj) ly initiated by Egypt. Each side    operating    group that has    leased has warned that the war could    ^ hotel    for    the last    three break out again. The Cairo I >'ears- He    will    continue to    head press accused Israel Wednesday    *he KrouP Wilson said the new owners have also taken over the Forum restaurant on a purchase agree-! ment with Fireside, Inc. The restaurant has been operated by C. R. Schlesselman. Wilson said remodeling is j way on the third and' floors and that some; planned in the are of starting “a new phase of stalling and procrastination” at the Geneva talks on disengagement of forces along the canal. Al Sharq said U.N. Secretary General Waldheim had been informed bv Washington of reports that an Egyptian attack under was imminent. It said Waldheim fourth summoned Ismat Abdel Maguid. I changes Egypt’s ambassador to the Vni- Forum on the first    floor. ted Nations, and asked him to    He said all other leases now convey to his government Wold- in effect in the seven-story heirn’s urgent request that‘building will continue, including Egypt refrain from any hostili- that of the YWCA    which    leases ties against Israel.    the entire seventh    floor    and    the south half of the fifth floor for residential facilities for young The newspaper said Kissinger I women. also referred to the reports in a    building    extends from message to Sadat. It said the Third avenue south to the alley Message to Sadat MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -Dorsie Willis is receiving $25,000 from the federal government, more than 67 years after he and 166 other black soldiers were dishonorably discharged from the army. Willis, receiving the money in a ceremony Thursday, is the last survivor of the three companies of blacks who were punished for the so-called Brownsville Affray. On Aug. 13. 1906 . 20 men on horseback rode through Brownsville. Texas, shooting into lighted windows and killing one man. Townspeople blamed a black unit stationed at Fort Brown, but military investigators failed to uncover the identities of those involved. The unit volunteered no information. and so on Nov. 25, 1906. all 167 blacks were dishonorably discharged. A 1972 investigation failed to turn up any evidence that the mass punishment was justified. The army changed the discharges to honorable and began a search for survivors of the three companies. Willis, now 67. was the only one they found. And Willis, who worked as a porter and shoeshine man for 59 years before retiring in 1972. says he’s not going to waste the $25,000 the govern- On Feb. ll, 1973. Willis’ 87th birthday, he received his honorable discharge. He said his 88th birthday will be even better. “This money is a great birthday present.” What will he do with his $25,000? “I’m sure not going to throw it away. I’ll fix up my home a little and put the rest of it in savings.” His wife of 30 years, Olive, told of the word of his honorable discharge. “I came home from work one day and he told me. ‘Ixiok at the paper, honey, and see who’s in the headlines.’ ” Willis recalled the Brownsville Affray. “It was a frameup straight through. They checked our rifles and they hadn’t been fired. And we was infantry. We never had any horses to WASHINGTON (AP) - A bakery industry prediction that "Phis was some 954.000 barrels per day lower than the four weeks ending Nov. 23, a .sizable decrease but far short of the maximum potential impact of bonally has relied on informa-j Hie Arab oil cutoff, which feder-i . ..    • Ilion provided by the oil compa- a» <’*Perts had estimated could    ‘    p g„n executive ; nies, mainly through their trade !rearh as much as 3 5 million    Hardin, I organization, the American pe-| barrels per day. !troleum Institute, or indirectly! I .hrough reporting to other organ- Oilfields Mined, I izations and state governments. j ^    t The federal government, now KUWC!it Quot&Cf deep in the direct management KUWAIT (AIG - Kuwaiti of the nation's supply and dis- Foreign Minister Sabah el Hut in denying the suit’s alle-tribution, has no complete    sys-    Ahmed was quoted as saying    gations, Hardin’s    affidavit said: ten. for collecting its own    en-    Thursday, “We    have wired our    "The decision to    set the price orgy data.    oilfields with a    mine belt that    support level at    $4,93 per hun- Simon said a joint task lorce    would demolish    them all at a    dredweight was    based entirely from the FEO and the IHS moment s notice if the U.S. at- on a reconsideration of the would include some 35 agents at tempts a military invasion.” (economic) evidence on the first    The    threat, made in an inter- basis of the statutory criteria.” He said the agents would be view published by the Kuwaiti He conceded that the econ-divided into teams conducting newspaper Al Rai Al Aam, was sideration was sparked by audits in corporate offices. an answer to a statement by strong sentiment “on the part of Defense Secretary Schlesinger many members of congress and of the Ralston Purina Co. in St. I Louis, was reported to be in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday and [could not be reached immediately. Nixon Not Mentioned Four Time a Year the price of bread could soar to The teams> incJuding FE0 $1 a loaf by spring has been dis-!cost analysts and IRS agents counted by a top agriculture trained in petroleum regulations department official.    and refinery accounting, will Assistant Agriculture Sccre* visit individual firms as often as tary Carroll Brunthaver called four times a year, he said the prediction “an irrational Simon said the program will statement” and said wheat cover all 140 refiners in the U. would have to cost $60 a bushel S. with continual field reviews for a one-pound loaf to cost $1 at of major refiners who control the retail level.    some 90 percent of the nation’s The bakers based their claim refinery capacity. on a forecast that the price of Smaller refiners will be sub-wheat, now about $5 80 a bushel,ijcct to “desk audits in Washing-! this week.    wide segments of the dairy in- Schlesinger said the Arabdustry” against Hardin's retuyal states risk increased American'a few days before to grant an public demand for military in- increase in the support level, tervention if they carry their: Hardin gave no indication that embargo too far. but added that the President was involved oA he did not believe it would come even aware of his actions. to that.    “During    the    course    of    re- “I would like to caution the evaluating the evidence I had U.S. against such an irrespon- discussions and advice from sible action, the consequences of members of my staff,” includ-which would definitely not serve Undersecretary J. Phil the interests of its initiator,” El Campbell and two assistant sec-Ahmed was quoted.    ;    retakes of agriculture. Hardin *    ..    i* ’* u. u iA u    j    j!    I*    >s    Kuwait’s undisputed!*a*d. would rise lo $12. primarily as a Ion which would be expanded ,# rfef(,nd Use|f by    Preside.!''    Decision rncnlt r\f nvitfirlc that thou curl into ilPin rPVIPtVS OS flPPnon    ‘    , means in its possession and cor-; „e added.    March    a tamly we shall defend our result of exports that they said into field reviews as needed. would create domestic short- “The program in no way re-; aces    j fleets on the refiners, but it will ““"J' ,    ,TI1971'    ,his re-evaluation of eel- Brunthaver said. “We are assure us that they understand    ?.k?i"!fn    J.    pertinent to the dairy sit- very much opposed to any dis-! and are abiding by FEO regula-cussions of export controls at Bons,” Simon said this time.”    The    FEO    recently    took    over He said the average super-, petroleum price controls from market price of a loaf of bread the Cost of Living Council. Regulations ride. “None of us said anything (last November was 31.5 cents, because none of us had noth- of which the price of wheat ing to say.”    represented    only    4    8    cents. oilfields will all be blown up at ua|ion*' cu|minaled in an an. the first signet aggression " nouncl.ment issued at my dircc. Tighter Oil Controls Seen WASHINGTON to lion, that    the    price support level” would be increased from 80 percent    to    85 percent of parity. The White House, in a “white ItsI regulations    allow a refiner    minjsiratum ’opposition    to sec-PaP,,r" on    th,‘    milk fund con- adjust prices once a month to,,,    ,,    lh„    Iroversy I ABI Ad- Walkout by Engineers Cripples British Rails message was delivered to Egyptian Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmi by U S. Ambassador- (Continued: Page 3, Col. 2.) [on the Third street side and 120 [feet west from the corner on the Third avenue side The sale was effective Jan. I. LONDON (AI I.(KH) disgruntled neers walked off the job early the flow of London by more than 90 percent. Special Prosecutor in Police Probe Possible ment is giving him. “It’s been a long time in [Thursday, cutting coming,” he said Wednesday, (commuters into “I wanted $70,000, $1,000 for each of the 66 years I waited for it and $4.OCK) for medical expenses I’ve had over the years. “But I guess this is good enough ” reflect increased costs of crude oil or of refined products purchased for resale. The refiners must report calculations to support their price increases. They are prohibited from carrying excessive product —-    Nearly    ed sending home    union men who    inventories, railway    engi-    refused to take    out trains and    Simon’s new    auditing    pro- thus violate the slowdown the gram addresses both issues — union is waging    in support of    the legitimacy    of    product    price wage demands.    The rodmen    increases and    the    size of    refin- have already knocked out much cry inventories. of the nation’s commuter ser-!    - vices bv strict adherence to the By Roland Krekeler    whether a special Linn District Judge William should be appointed. Eads has raised the possibility    Report    Thursday of appointing a special prosecu- However, when jurors report tor to work with the grand jury (.d back Thursday morning, that ks charged with determin- they said they were recessing ing whether indictments are until Feb. 4 and will continue warranted against any Cedar the investigation then. Rapid* police officers. The possibility was mentioned Concentration Camp ATHENS (AIG - Anti-regime publisher Nicholas Psaroudakis has been exiled to the island prosecutor concentration camp of Yiaros for one year, his family and office said Thursday. Only 58 trains out of a scheduled 532 arrived in the British numerous time-consuming rules capital, and of the 261,(WH) com-'— many of them outmoded — muters who normally come to with which tradition has saddled work only 20.000 made it, of- the railroads, ficials said. Huge traffic jams built up around the British capital as Met To Consider Today s Index late Wednesday afternoon atter the grand jury asked to see the judge. He was told C bunty Attorney William Laches had refused to turn over a transcript of testimony he had obtained in a police investigation Judge Eads said a hearing will In' M*t to determine whether the transcript should he ordered turned over to the jcr\ and Eads then told reporters it may not be necessary to have a iring on the transcript ques- ht Hon A believe relea c jury. Concerning of a special said in ii court morning that (hi the reliable source said it is | I Laches may decide to j the transcript to the the appointment prosecutor Eads session Thursday if Laches “feels! need for” a .special prosecu-i Mi«d Poe" 3 Cr! 5 \ Comics . 27 Courthouse :: Crossword 27 hail) Record 3 I lualhs 3 Editorial Features 8 Farm 23 Financial 28 Marion 26 Movies 24 Society 12-14 Sports 19-22 State 6,7 Television 17 Want Ads 30-33 Small Increase In Oil Imports Is Reported WASHINGTON <AP! - Oil Meanwhile, leaders of the imports showed an upturn last commuters took to their cars. 280.000 coal miners met to con- week, but remained lower than British Rail warned those who sider a government appeal for a year earlier, the American IV-managed to get into the capital an end to their ban on weekend troleum Institute (ARI) reported there was little point in trying to and overtime work. They were Wednesday get home by train Thursday expected to reject the appeal,' The relatively small increase Light.    ;and militants were urging that! “There simply won’t be any the miners go on a three or trains running.” a spokesman four day week, which would re-. (said.    duce the production of coal still1 ..    *    more. Beating Threat    Bo(h    thp    fou, miners and the Police guarded locked stations railmen are demanding pay in-on the Eastern Line into London creases above the anti inflation from Southend, where stranded ceilings set by Prime Ministeri passengers threatened to beat Heath. Heath told the house of [up any railman they got their commons Wednesday that he hands on.    would not breach the guidelines. Express trains from Scotland The Trades Cnion Congress [Stopped at Watford, leaving told the government if it would their passengers 40 miles from give the miners what they are london.    demanding the TUC would in- “Everything is subject to can- sure that no other unions tried cenation or delay,” said a to exceed the ceilings. But spokesman for British Rail. Chancellor of the Exchequer* The railwaymen were angry Anthony Barber rejected the because the railway hoard start- offer Pons cf the emergency energy bill will cause congress to im- (Continued Page 3. Col. 81 Clerk-Bandit Fools Police MEMPHIS, Tenn. (UPII -Memphis policemen It. L. Hannah and C. J. Harrell stopped at a store Thursday and purchased a 16-cent bag of popcorn. They left without knowing they had been served by a bandit who was :n the process I of robbing the store when they entered troversy Tuesday, said the decision was made by Nixon personally on March 23 and was based on political considerations. The statement said the President was aware of the industry's pledge of $2 million to his re-election campaign but denied that was a factor in his decision. “The President himself concluded that the final decision came down to the fact that the congress was going to pass the higher support legislation, and he could not veto it without alienating the farmers—an essential part of his political con- (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) Th* alone, however, could not be taken as a significant break from the sharp downward trend in oil imports which has eon-tinued since the beginning of November. Nixon Cites Threat to World in Setting Talks SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. < AP) J Nixon used much the .stronger — President Nixon, inviting language, saying the global en-foreign ministers of eight oil-jergy situation has produced “an consuming countries to a Wash-1 historic crossroad” in which na-ington conference next month, tions “face a fundamental said Thursday the energy short- choice that can profoundly af-age “threatens to unleash polite (feet the structure of interna cal and economic forces that I tional political and economic remould caufle severe and irrepa* nations for the remainder of this Jrable damage to the prosperity century.” and stability of the world “    Two    roads    lie before us,” the The Western White House letter paid. “We can go our own made public the text of separate separate ways, with the proa-letters sent by Nixon to govern-1pect of progressive division, the nients of oil-consuming coun-    erosion of vital independence, tries, inviting them to the Feb.    and increasing political and eco- 11 Washington conference, and    nomic conflict; or we can work The    guy    who    invented    the    [to major oil-producing countries    in concert, developing en light- boomerang    is probably    the    to inform them of the meeting,    ened unity and cooperation, for same    one    who    invented    the In the letter to heads of gov-    tho benefit of all mankind — credit card    copyism    eminent    of    six    European    coun-    producer ami consumer coun tries plus Japan and Canada,'tries alike ” Imports of crude oil for the week ending Jan. 4 were ^ome 2.6 million barrels per day compared with 2 4 million the week earlier and 4.2 million the week ending Nov. 2. I oi/«i/‘\ ( buckle ;

  • Abbott Lipsky
  • Al Abram
  • Al Rai Al Aam
  • Allan Yarowsky
  • Anthony Barber
  • C. R. Schlesselman
  • Carroll Brunthaver
  • Clifford Hardin
  • Dorsie Willis
  • Eugene Nassif
  • Harold Becker
  • Henry Kissinger
  • Ismat Abdel Maguid
  • J. Phil
  • L. Hannah
  • Leo Smulekoff
  • Lyle Wilson
  • Nicholas Psaroudakis
  • William Laches
  • William Simon

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: January 10, 1974

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