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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette January 11, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 11, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather — Clearing tonight, lows 15 lo ll below. Sunny and cold Saturday, bialis around zero. VOLUME 92 NUMBER 2 ©Ute (feclor CITY FINAL IO CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, FRIDAY, .JANUARY II. 11)74 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Kissinger Launches Peace Bid Middleman Is Cited on Bread Price WASH I NOTON (AP) — The government says rising middleman costs, not record farm prices for wheat, have accounted for most bread price increases since huge grain sales were made to the Soviet Union 18 months ago. An analysis of bread costs, compiled by agriculture department economists, shows that a one-pound loaf sold in supermarkets in July, 1972. for an average of 24.5 cents. Last November the same size loaf the department By United Press International Secretary of State Kissinger flew to the Middle East Friday to try to save the faltering Israel-Egyptian troop withdrawal negotiations. Egypt indicated it would reject a reported Israeli withdrawal plan worked out by U.S. and Israeli leaders. New artillery and mortar,cost 31.5 cents, duels were reported along the said. Suez Canal front and Israel re-J I he increase included a boost ported two of its soldiers killed of 2.7 cents in the cost of all and five wounded. Tension re-:^arrn ingredients used. Of that, mained high, and the influential wheat flour, the main item, ac-Cairo newspaper Al Gomhouria counted for 2.2 cents, said Egypt cannot permit the    About    4..‘J Cents current situation to continue in- But other markups, includ-defimtely.    ling margins for flour millers Syria reported that its ar-|and bakers, added about 4.3 tillcry shelled Israeli troops try- cents per loaf to the retail cost ing to improve their positions on during the 18-month span, ac-the Col an Heights Friday and I cording to a study by the desaid there were artillery duels partment’s economic research and patrol clashes. Israel de-service, nied a Syrian report that IO The figures, however, did not Israeli soldiers were killed cr indicate what may happen to wounded in clashes during the bread prices in the next few night-    months. Neither do they reflect1 Madrid Visit    sharP increases in wheat prices .    ,    ,    ,    ... since November. Kissinger arrived in Madrid: Bakm h wh t Friday for two hours of talks ,s are „ honi off reserves with .Spanish Foreign Minister t0 such a„ ext(,B that Pedro Cortina before flying on j(,es to the Kgyptian resort city of . ' r    . ,, /-----. *    /    ,    „    ,i    .    P(*r    24-ounct loaf Aswan for talks with Egyptian m no( M President Anwar Sadat    |    harv,est    rcad Kissinger will consult Israeli    ** Prime Minister Golda Meir in Jerusalem and may pay visits to Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Whether he would visit Syria was not known; Syria has re- if shipments until the new Four Die in Propane Tank Fire, Explosion Fiery Gas Rig Driven Into Field killed and nine injured Officials said the explosion occurred as firemen arrived on the fcene to fight a fire which had broken out on a tanker truck loading the .storage tank. At that rate a 16-ounce loaf, used by the economists as the! I basic indicator, would cost about 65 cents in retail stores.! That would be more than double! r J* ;• ii,    the price reported for Novem- fused to join the Geneva peace u '    ! talks.    I The most authoritative state-    through .lune ment of the Egyptian position Department officials, who are came from Mohammed Has- °PP0Sed to mandatory export sanein Heikai, editor of the se- contro1 in anY form, say there is Hv AP W'riDholo TRISHA MORRIS, 3, hugged her father, Thomas, 31, of Des Moines after being credited with saving him from serious injury. Pinned under an auto Thursday, he directed the tot how to free him and she did as she was told. WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. IAP) I aged by the fire and perhaps as — A propane storage tank ex-1 many as 50 cars destroyed. ploded in the middle of a large! Frank Knodle of the Arneri- apartment complex early Fri-jcan Red Cross said “it would day, heavily damaging two be a ball park guess to say 750 j apartment buildings. Authorities;families have been evacuated ” said at least four persons were Most were taken to temporary By Ford Clark belters set up nearby    CORALVILLE    An    Ai Identified Two    worth truck driver, Walter John Lannon, administrator Rhodes. 37, was credited with of Divine Redeemer Memorial the possible saving of many hospital, identified two of the lives following a propane gas w ,    4    ., , i .dead firemen as Cap!. John Ruck explosion in Coralville Most apartment residents had |Jeuer> 42 yn(J ErJg Arm. I Friday morning. been evacuated before the < x\strong 48 jfeuer was the No. 2 According to Dick Meyers, 39, tension mi an or.* ifs expi ess* man ^ ^ West St. Paul fire owner of the Hawk-I truck stop, concern that some may have d(nartm(.nt    “An employe of mine. Ralph been,trapped in the building >j Thp hospi(a| jdenti{ied an.:'Pete’ Hunt, 31, of Iowa City. the explosion.    ^    ofh(>r    Qf th(1 degd as Mrj. I)obie was repajrjng a propane truck Very Concerned    Peterson, a resident of one of in our shop. “We’ve asked everyone to the buildings.    “Hunt    told me that a plug check in with us because we're At St. Paul Ramsey hospital, blew on the tank and he rushed very concerned we’ll be finding a spokesman said fireman Rich- to open the doors to air out the some bodier inside.” said Rus-jard Neikirk, 32, was also among fumes. Before he could reach sell Scheibel, director of public the dead.    the doors, the fumes were ignit- safety.    Jerry Bertsch, who lived in an ed from the pilot light in the The known dead included apartment near the explosion| water heater in the shop. three firemen and a woman res- jgcene. said, “The firemen were ident of one of the buildings. just about to spray the fire Of the ini’.’red. four were ad- when the tank blew up. A fire*! * ^ caused an explosion which mittod to hosoita's where their ball went at least 150 feet into blew out every window in the conditions ranged from satis- the air. It looked like an atom shop (approximately 80 panes of faetorv to good be mtdmo**n»np bomb.”    glass).” r're o*hers were treated and    “Room I it Up”    The    force of the explosion ...    .    Jackie Frankfurt, who lives ini drove Hunt to his knees and Scheibel said    firemen    had just    an apartm,.nt more    than    a h|0(.h singed his mustache and beard. arrived and    were    hooking    up    from the explosion,    said.    ‘‘I    was the hoses when it just blew up. sleeping when the explosion rocked our buildings. My whole room just lit up. If    was    all    red. I thought a car down    in    the street underneath my window had exploded.” Windows throughout the area were shattered by the explosion. Charles Deutsch said he and his wife, Evelyn, were awakened Shattered Windows The explosion, which occurred about 12:30 a rn., sent a huge fireball into the air that could bo seen in downtown St. Paul, some four miles away. Scheibel said the storage tank held 10.000 gallons and the J tanker truck had a capacity of 16.000 gallons. Shell Left The force of the explosion rattled dishes and glasses in the restaurant at the truck stop where about 40 people were cating. Rhodes, who was eating breakfast in the restaurant, headed for the back door which led to the ehop. Truck stop employes warned Rhodes not to enter the shop bv the ' Bellows* Court building P*0?115* of ,he dan*er of fur,htr i explosion. But Rhodes said, “I could see Iowa Girl, 3, Is Credited With Saving Dad's Life Gordon Hanson mi-official Cairo newspaper Al enough wheat for flour through PLS MOINES (AI of next June. They say there is no' just Ahram and a confidante Sadat. He editorially rejected the reported Israeli proposals chance of bread prices going up as much as bakers say is possi-J Friday, indicating Sadat would do the same.    The department figures show) The Israeli proposals—never the farm value of wheat in a! announced officially-were dis- one-pound loaf of bread actually! cussed by Kissinger and Israeli i declined from 5 6 cents last Sep-Defense Minister Moshe Dayan'tember. when wheat prices! in Washington last week.    ‘vere a* a ncar record, to 4 8 Thev are said to include an cenR *n November. Israeli withdrawal 20 miles Meantime, according to the; from the canal, a thinning out of statistics, the retail price rosej    position. Egyptian forces on the east 'wo ccn's per loaf. Other farm    only    his left arm was free. bank, setting up of a U. N. ingredients, such as shortening an{j only Trisha was there to buffer force and negotiations to and products added slight-j ajd him. Mrs. Morris was at reopen the canal to all shipping. '-v '° 'he r‘se but middleman Horh an(| an older daughter costs accounted for only 1.9 cents, the department said. thank God that Trisha was there,” says Thomas Morris, 31, who lay pinned under the near-crushing force of his auto and turned in desperation to his 3-year-old daughter for help. Morris was working beneath the car at his Des Moines home when a jack slipped and the auto fell, pining him in a painful and almost helpless including Israeli. “Break Front” Tell Oil Import But Not Source WASHINGTON (AIM — Score- These proposals Heikai said,; are aimed at producing a partial settlement with Egypt that! would “weaken Egypt’s self-con-1 fidence, break the united Arab front, sow dissension between 'arV °f Commerce Dent said Egypt and the Soviet Union and Friday 'ha' the government is isolate Egypt.” He said Egypt is ro|>ortinR all oil imports but is “on the alert, knows its object0 ,onKer saying where the oil is tive and how to reach it.” J coming from. Tel Aviv dispatches indicated “This boing done in order the Israeli proposals were not to encourage leakage from Arab final. Foreign Minister Abba countries desiring to continue Eh hi said (M national television wtipHMSBdS to the I S and as Thursday that “we shall not «*•* 'bom in avoiding recnmina-formulate any programs until'ti°ns. Dent said. we have received the visiting American secretary of state " “No agreement has been asked of the U, S. for any detailed program,” Khan said “We are very far from any ability to say that there is a concrete Jsaeli program that the U. S. is being asked to achieve Egyptian agreement to The situation is not at such an advanced state ” He said he was denying! charges that the government is! not reporting all oil imports. was in school. “The front end of the car fell on my face and chest and my right arm was pinned,” Morris said Thursday. “I knew I had to get out of there in a hurry.” “Trisha was in the garage with me when it happened. The car still had its tires on. so I didn’t get the full weight.” Started Hollering “I started hollering. I don’t know for sure if I passed out I may have — but when I started shouting Trisha came to see what was tin* matter.” Morris said he didn t want to frighten the child, but he needed her to realize the situ ation was desperate and that she must respond. “I just told her ‘Daddy is hurt’ and I asked her to get the jack from under th** car and put it where I could reach it with my left *!iand,“ Morris said. “She cried a little bit. but I calmed her down and she did w hat I asked her to do.” He said Trisha placed the jack near his free hand, but he was unable to raise the auto without a jack handle. Got Screwdriver “I asked her to get me a screwdriver, which she did. and I used it in the jack to raise the car off me,” he said. If it hadn t been for Trisha, Say Shortage In Gas Cost 100,000 Jobs WASHINGTON (UPII— The government said Friday that actual and threatened shortages of gasoline cost the nation about sur€ 1100.000 payroll jobs in December. The labor department's Bu-! reau of Labor Statistics said 1 about half the decline came at j the service station ai d car deal- j cr levels. , Others principally affected were hotels, motels, entertainment. transportation and utilities. The data, gathered from em-J plovers, followed by one week i the regular monthly employment report showing unemployment increased last month to percent in With temperatures at 6 de- managcr an(j his wife running grees below zero, flames swept Un and down the hallways    to ,    t■ a the 66-unit Bellows Court apart-'s'und the a!arm    ’    that the truck was on fire and ment building and spread to the Putsch said their building ^meoae bad to get it out of 33-unit Charlton Arms building, vvas already burning badly and    pre‘ both three-story structures, when they reached the opposite    He said he could    see    there Only a shell of the Bellows (irid of the building, “it blew’ sky)    wasn't    time    to open    the    doors Court building was left intact, high. We ran for our car and got |    to the    shop    so, “I just    drove it and drove out of there,” families Deutsch said he and his wife 15 apart- f|ed in only their overcoats and buildings in a four-block pajamas. as a precautionary mea-! “They told us to get out,    to j get out in a hurry,” he said.    “I Fire Chief Don Hove reported jUSf grabbed our coats and left, about 6 a rn. that the fire had i even forgot to bring my glasses.” w itnesses paid An estimated 750 were evacuated from ment I .area been brought under control and the danger of another explosion had apparently passed A garage used by residents of the buildings was heavily dam- Pre ss Time for Sunday Edition of Gazette Changed Hoping for Survival of Sextuplets the truck through the doors and got it as far away from the station as I could.” He drove it into a field south of the truck stop. Rhodes then used a fire extinguisher from the truck to cool down the tank. When firemen arrived at •he scene, they found flames had been extinguished. Morris said, “I'd have lain there about two hours before **pcicent (rom 4 t my wife got home.” Morris, employed by a pol-ethylene bag manufacturer in Des Moines, called police to take him to a hospital after the accident Wednesday. He was treated for head lacerations and minor chest injuries. Patrolman Marion Stanford, who took Morris to the hospital, said if Trisha hadn’t obeyed her father, “he’d bi* gone. He could not have survived the weight of the car on his chest for long.” in pretty Morris added; proud of her.” The payroll data is normally released at the same time as (In1 basic employment figures based on a survey of 50,000 households. This time is was delayed because of what the HES called collection, transportation and processing problems caused by the energy crisis and the holiday |M»ried. Officials stressed that the data was gathered during the week of Dec. 9-15 and did not reflect large numbers of layoffs announced after that in the airline and car manufacturing industries. Cedar Rapids Newt— First edition press time of the Sunday Gazette has been changed from IO p.m. to 11:45 pm. This will mean that the paper will not be available until the later hour to those readers who have long made it a habit to drop by The Gazette and pick up a first edition. The additional time, however, will give editors of the Sunday paper the opportunity to process late-breaking news and give the reader a more timely product, particularly on the sports pages. Press time for the final, city edition, will remain the same — I a rn Chief’s Praise Coralville Fire Chief Slade Russell said. “Believe me, I couldn't thank Rhodes enough. Except for his quick action. CAPE    TOWN,    South    Africa;there is no telling how many Apt    -    A    25-vear-old    woman    I people might have been killed. “At the very least we would have had to attempt to extinguish the blaze within the eon fines of the garage where the pilot lights from the heaters could easily have triggered another explosion.” Meyers said Rhodes did “one great job Just a while back in a similar incident, there was a second explosion and a few people were killed at St. Paul, Minn.” There was no damage estimate to the truck However, Meyers said there was between $4.(MX) and $5,000 damage to the garage, mainly doors and win-<l™«* dows. The Daylight Time Blahs Are Normal English Storm LONDON (UPI) — S t o r rn s lashed southern England with strong wind and heavy rain Friday, uprooting trees and ripping off roofs, Today'* €'buckie You never realize how patient you can be until the fellow who is arguing with you happens to be your boss. Copyright IOWA CITY — lf the recent swiE’h to Daylight Saving time makes you feel blah, just relax—you are normal. According to University of Iowa Prol G. Edgar Folk, each and every cell iii your body has its own biological clock and setting them back an hour is not as mechanical a proccf-s as shifting a timepiece The U. of I. professor of physiology and biophysics em I lh as i/es that people should think in terms of local time and body time. When the alarm goes off at 7 a rn local Daylight Saving time, it is really 6 a in. body tune but the cells are not fooled Ad justing to such problems is a product of civilization because primitive man altered his day gradually, not instantly by an ac* of et tigress Legislators may hope to save energy hut there will be a transition cost in human efficiency. Folk points out that studies h a v e pJhown the internal disruption of normal body rhythms decreases productivity and efficiency. Until the body adjusts to tin* new time frame, workers generally will accomplish less, and Im* more inclined to make mistakes and have accidents. Such coms in a one hour time change are real though not .as great xvs the disruptions experienced in jet-lag sickness or a job transfer to the night shift. The effect of Daylight Saving will vary with people depending on whether they are what Folk terms larks or owls Larks are early energy people whose body rhythms reach their peak during the morning. They find Daylight Saving much less distressing than owls whose body cycles reach their peak at night. For owls. Daylight Sax ing can lie a biochemical nightmare. While the lindy as a whole tends to make local time adjustments, the kidneys are a conspicuous laggard, notes the U. of I. scientist. These organs are reluctant to alter the cycle of liquid discharge and chemical balance which they regulate Persons on vacation from the night ehift can attest to this by the multitude of bathroom excursions they experience when they try to sleep at night. Their kidneys have been locked into a cycle of high night activity during work and low day activity during sleep. It can take the kidneys several weeks to change this rhythm Folk points out that another major factor in Daylight Saving time is the current luck of morning sunlight. Light is one of the strongest stimuli for living things. Its effect on productivity is amply demonstrated by chickens, which have a much higher rate of egg production in a lighted henhouse than in a dark one. Folk states the light stimulus is so strong that sight is not necessary to be affected by it. Blind birds respond to sunlight almost as quickly as ones that can sec. Light affects household pets who are unaware of the energy crisis and may find their masters’ recent pre-light activity some new form of (Continued Page 3, Col 2) gave birth to sextuplets Friday; after a full nine months of preg-j nancy, and doctors gave the! three boys and three girls a1 good chance of survival. The weight of the babies born to Susan Rosenkowitz at Mowbray maternity hospital ranged from two and one-half to four land one half pounds. They were delivered by caesarian section. The mother was reported in I satisfactory condition. He husband. Colin, is a busi-■ness man. and they have two, ! other children, a daughter, 6.1 and a son. 2. The mother had taken one of the hormone fertility which have made births of four or more babies a frequent oc-'currenee in recent years, Sextuplets have been bom to a number of women who have taken such drugs but the largest I number known to have survived to date are five of the six born j ’n 1973 to Edna and Gene Stanek of Denver According to the Guinness , Book of Records, sextuplets born to Maria Garcia in Mexico Sept 7. 1953, “are reputedly still living,” Mrs. Rosenkowitz had been confined to bed most of the time for the last two months and had been under close observation] and care of a team of special-i ists. X rays indicated several: weeks ago that she could expect I six babies, arid a muscle-relaxing drug culled orcipr ilia line, | developed in South Africa, was given her to stave off premature delivery so the babies could1 continue to develop normally President’s Son Dies BALTIMORE (API — Richard Cleveland, 76. eldest son of ^resident Grover Cleveland, died Thursday He retired as a senior partner of a Baltimore law firm in 1969 Todays Index Comics 17 Courthouse 3 Crossword 17 Daily Record t Deaths 3 Editorial Features 6 Farm 12 Finaneial IM Marion ..ll Movies ...........ii Society X,9 Sports 12-15 State 5 Television 16 Want Ads 2(123 ;

  • Al Gomhouria
  • Anwar Sadat
  • Charles Deutsch
  • Dick Meyers
  • Don Hove
  • Ford Clark
  • Gene Stanek
  • Golda Meir
  • Gordon Hanson
  • Grover Cleveland
  • Jackie Frankfurt
  • Jerry Bertsch
  • John Ruck
  • Maria Garcia
  • Marion Stanford
  • Paul Ramsey
  • Susan Rosenkowitz
  • Thomas Morris

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: January 11, 1974

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