Cedar Rapids Gazette, January 12, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

January 12, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 12, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Warmer through Sunnily. I/iws tonight I lo H below. Highs Sunday In teens. YOU MU ‘12 NUMBER .'J rn CITY FINAL IO CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SATURDAY, JANI ARY 12, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES * u *’• fit’, i ~ U 'V ' i , * • t ■ Scrutiny of Energy by Four Units WASHINGTON (AP) - Intense congressional scrutiny of the energy crisis appears in the offing, with four committees j planning hearings. The senate permanent inves-i tigations subcommittee will begin its hearings Jan. 21, the day congress starts its new ses-j sion, Chairman Jackson <D-Wash.), said Friday. Officials of the seven largest U. S. oil companies will be questioned at the hearings, Jackson1 said, in “an in-depth congres] sional investigation to deter-1 mine whether there is in fact an oil shortage.” A house committee, a unit of I the senate-house economic committee and a senate foreign relations subcommittee also have1 announced they will conduct j hearings to try and get informa-1 lion about the situation. “Total Lack” “There is a total lack of public confidence in the oil in-' (iustry, in the federal agencies! regulating the industry, and in the validity of the spiraling costs of gasoline and heating1 oil.” Jackson commented. “People are not going to; make sacrifices unless they get, some honest, factual, straightforward answers about the ex-1 tent of the shortage and who is benefiting from the shortage.” Meanwhile, the Federal Energy Office delayed issuance of1 its final petroleum allocations, I and Attorney General Saxbej said the justice department is investigating major oil firms. Hearings will be held next week by the house small business select committee. A number of government and in- Henry Talks With Sadat; On to Israe Saudi Says They Court "Disaster" ning immediately after Kissinger arrived from Madrid. Kissinger left Aswan for i Israel at 4 urn the Middle East The Cold Look, At 2.6 Below Zero Gazette Photo by L. VV. Ward It may get colder, but Cedar Rapids was experiencing the coldest day of the winter so far Saturday and the coldest Jan. 12 on record here. This is a cold look toward downtown Cedar Rapids from the Naval Reserve building grounds on Wenig road NE at about the time the official temperature at the airport was 26 degrees below zero. Included in plant and Quaker Oats. the scene are the power Soviets Will Delay Taking U. S. Wheat Shouldn't Make Taxpayers Foot Suspension of Bill for Nixon Defense: Saxbe fc^GM By United Press International Secretary of State Henry Kis-j singer visited relics of ancient Egypt Saturday, then met with President Anwar Sadat, trying! lo speed disengagement of Gazette Leased Wires Israeli and Egyptian troops; Saudi Arabian Oil Minister along the Suez Canal    Sheikh Ahmed Yamani warned Kissinger and Sadat met in Saturday that any attempt by the garden of Sadat’s villa at the world’s oil consumers to Aswan overlooking the Nile. The i force a showdown with the oil meeting was relaxed and cor- producers would end in “disci i a I, with the two exchanging aster.” quips and laughing. They had    worldwide    energy    crunch met tor 90 minutes Friday pve*j worsened in Holland, where motorists were limited to four gallons a week under rationing im- .....    posed Saturday, and in Greece. at 4 pm. the Middle East! where lhe price of pr,.mlum news agency said    gasoline jumped to $2 10 a gal- “Extremely Good”    Ion. a Western World record. It quoted him as saying his Yamani, speaking at a news talks with Sadat were “ex- conference in Rome, said he did t re me Iv good” and he was plan- not want to comment directly on I ning to return to Aswan after the Feb. ll oil summit called by talks with Israeli leaders.    President Nixon in Washington “I came here to exchange because any comment could be ideas with our Egyptian friends interpreted as interference in and we will make a major effort the internal affairs of the U.S., to make a big step forward on Europe, Canada and Japan. the road toward peace in the{ “AU that we are concerned Middle    East,”    Kissinger    said on with — and we hope it won’t arrival    in Aswan.    happen — is that the consuming Egyptian sources said he nations won t form a bloc that brought a detailed plan to end wjjj have any sorf 0f confronta-the stalemate. U S. officials said ^on    producing coun- he w'as guardedly optimistic of frjes because then a disaster success.    will occur for the entire world,” The Israeli command reported Yamani said, tank, artillery and mortar duels on both the Egyptian and Syrian    Iviird    Stop fronts Friday, wounding two Yamani and Belaid Ab-Israeli soldiers.    dessala.    Algeria’s    energy    min- Air of Hope    ‘ster’    ^d    ,de    news    conference at the end of two days of talks Egypt has its Second ana;on the Middle East and oil situa-iThird armies on the east bank Bon w;^ italian officials. They of the canal and Israel    has    a    I jeft force surrounding the    Third army near Suez City. Despite the truce agreement signed by later Saturday for Geneva, third stop on a European and Asian tour. u .u -j _    ur%l,n    cnp.    The Saudi minister said his both sides, there have been spo- radio inc idents of gunfire ever J" «»')•    rudful s,nee the cease-fire    and    ■*    Italy    °    an- Kissinger's arrival in Egypt, "ounce outright support of Arab dustry witnesses are slated to WASHINGTON (AP* — The testify.    Soviet Union has agreed to help Simon and Nader    try to ease the threat of rising WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General William B. Saxbe says the taxpayers should not j fice a week ago. sponse to questions at his first news conference since taking of-1 President can be indicted prior to impeachment. anti- ever demands for Israel’s total withdrawal from territories oc- which has conducted an DETROIT (API - GeneraliAmcric»n c'[orei*n„    P®1*1* maimed in the 1967 war ~    .    . f. .    .    ,    .    since    the    Soviet    Inion    stepped    cuP,t0 m me lyo/ war. On other subjects,    Saxbe en-[Motors has won a temporaryt finance the    Aswan    dam Yamani said that by openly oread    onces    in    me i a me- *•— * — •“>    -    »•      •—    ifs    ^orsfd 1k‘^slat,on to    protect in-jrestraining order suspending a    and hydroelectric    plant    after backing the Arab    demands, . A subcommittee of .he senate-:    P    •    reports    iNlX0n-s    defcnse    jf    he    „    im.!ba„,d    on    indictments    or    sotta*"    rZ^mcnT    aP^N.tional    Highway    Traffic    Sefetythc    US.    backed    out    in house economic committee willi    „*•. ..    nc    ,    ,    ,    ,    ,    vac>    by    ,he    government    and Administration order that 1950< was met with an air of turp as far as thp supply is con- hold hearings Jan. 14 and 21.    to    delay    taktag    1«    4    I    '    *°    “    I    "    crim,na    ‘ty*    J    ,h,nl‘    private    business.    He gave no de-|owners    ^    ho'    .cerned    both    ta    the short tern. with energy administrator Wil-j^f1“d ".f1the st-nate.    then    you    have reached    the point|tails of the proposal he favors. notjfied ()f ap a||p(,pd stppn[)R    . Thp nnlv hom.    |eft is    wha,|and. it is hoped, in    the long Ram E. Simon and consumer advocate Ralph Nader among the tirst witnesses. million bushels of American wheat until after this summer’s harvest. Bakers Saxbe said Friday that it where you're getting beyond the would be improper for lawyers [scope of his duties as President.” have claimed A subcommittee of the senate    '    government imposes'1"”"* ,hose in «* JUS',C?, del reaches the sen; foreign relations committer^ px    * ontro,s th(, TOSt ,lf partment. to represent thePres-jpvpr reasop _ . plans a probe before the end of the month of the role of multi- a national corporations in the en-, orgy crisis. The FEO announcement that! its final petroleum allocations will not be issued until Tuesday, four days late, means there will bo no transitional period for distributors and the public to get accustomed to the They are to t planned. Householders who heat with oil will be expected to lower their thermostats six degrees starting Tuesday. In other buildings heat must be reduced IO degrees unless savings can be made some other way. FBI Program    defect. He promised a public report ^ The agency ordered G\1 that,I°.n .the government payroll, in-j But he sajd |ha( jf th(, case gfter an internaj investigation of da-v t0 notif-v the owners of 1959 tor of the Akhbar el-Yom. an FBI counter intelligence pro- and ( adillacs that a defect justice gram against the New loaf of bread could soar to $i:ident in any impeachment trial mate, “for the !department is out of it.” Saxbe said “it would be a [ordered by I mistake” for the house to vote Edgar Hoover  |    ................... movement. The operation was a loaf.    I    e    aceusa    I    p    , ^axjw, sajcj * would be a ordered bv the late Director J Assistant Secretary of Af*WjSlSlth    re culture Carroll Brunthaver said j bmetere w* av^ a ?,e JJP;impeachment on grounds that disrupt and otherwise neutral-he was pleased at the Soviet jan.. ,n.eP?.n ,e.,    (    Nixon has lost the nation's con- ize” the New Left in 1968 and fidence. The Constitution pro-[terminated by Hoover in 1971. vides that a President may be! Saxbe defended the justice deimpeached for high crimes and partment bargain that allowed misdemeanors, and Saxbe said |former Vice-president Agnew to he believes that probably would escape a prison sentence, require evidence of an indict able offense under criminal law only hope left is whatlana- 11 ,s Kissinger is bringing with him.” term Fri-1 wrote Ihsan Abdel Koddous. edi-! Venezuela said it planned a further increase in its oil prices 1960 Cadillacs that a defect Sadat said during a picture-|F>b. I. The world’s third largest had been detected.    taking    session,    “We    greet    Dr It urged GM to recall the*Kissinger as a friend.” _ I    which    goes to the U.S. East ■ I «    r    I * I    Coast,    on    Jan.    I. Union o? biwa, loll the exporter, it nearly doubled price of its oil, most of said it defect I think there would have established a defense is pleased __ ____ decision but he declined to spec-*adulate on what effect it would ^ have on bread prices.    ;    fund. Ho said he did not know if the; , Saxt>'‘ left open the possibility decision was prompted by de-|lda* jns,iee department lawyers the new rules. ent „ t0 ,he grain imiRht play some role in repre-ake effect as |ra(|p Hp sajd sp far po 0(hprbenting Nixon during early countries have indicated that Mw* of impeachment proceed-they would postpone deliveries. autos, but the company | w’as convinced rn such i exists. GM immediately went into U. S. district court, contending the agency study included no veri- Tunisia h Set , . .    ,    TUNIS    (API led deaths or injuries resulting Khadafv yb mgs. But he said he considers it unlikely’ thev will do so. Within Scope “Suppose the only grounds Crash Course Representatives of trade groups will come to Washington for a crash course on the paperwork of the new rules, FEO officials said. Going into effect Tuesday will In1 regulations covering gasoline, middle distillate oils including home heating fuel and diesel fuel, and propane gas. Regulations covering distribution of crude oil, aviation fuel. (Continued: Page 2. Col. 6 • Up to Courts But he said it will be up to the courts to judge. He reiterated his pledge of in-they come up with for imp«>ach-|dcPen^ence f°r ^ special Wa-SEATTLE (AP) — The Feater-1 ment are that they don’t like R‘n?ate prosecutor, L*on Ja-al Energy Office has promised him. I think then obviously It j w°rski. the construction industry IO per- would be within the scope of the He said that, if prosecutors cent more fuel than it used last justice department to represent]develop evidence against Nixon, year, industry spokasmen say. the President,” he said in re- Fuel Rise for Construction from the defect in the than 20 billion miles the have been driven. GM contended that any loss of control at low speeds would not given 20 years arc the same ones ............... lo dnvprs and passengers. It also complained “Most of those same people who say he should have been who bellyache about giving a guy six months for mugging. Saxbe said I Cont mux! Page 2. Col. 5 > Breaks with Decision The announcement broke with ] a decision by the Organization Presidents of Petroleum Exporting Cornland Bour- tries, of which Venezuela is a morc guiba of Tunisia decided Satur-! member, that it would freeze oil autos day to unite their countries into prices until April I. one republic with a single pres-i The official Algerian newspa-ident, it was announced.    per AI Moujahid charged that It will be called the Arab the U S. was resorting to “gun-Islamic Republic.    I boat diplomacy” in calling for a A referendum to approve the I conference of major oikonsum-decision was set for Jan 18 I 34 Officers Slain in 1973 Iowa's Coldest 37 Below, Minus 26 in C. R. a Record WASHINGTON (AP) - There were 134 law officers killed bv to 32 below. A bit south of Fair-off an banks and aided by friendly Rapids 0 (.,, a n currents -Anchorage, Alaska, basked in above-zero 12 to 19 Today s Index Ceder Rapids Newe— Anyone who stepped airplane at the Cedar airport about 8 a m. Saturday and was convinced the pilot warmth ranging from made a wrong turn and landed degrees. Deceptive be Church Comics Courthouse Crossword Daily Record Deaths Editorial Features Financial Marlon Movies Sports Television Want Ails 3 9 •» * rn 9 2 2 4 IO IO 3 7. 8 6 ICF 13 ft* in northern Alaskan couldn't blamed too much. The thermometer at the airport- -official for Cedar Ha pids—showed a record 26 degrees below zero at 8 o’clock. two degrees colder than the previous record low on Jan 12. set in 1912 Coupled with the frigid temperature was a gentle 4 mph breeze that moved the wind chill factor to the neighborhood of minus 30 In comparison, in the last 24 hours in Fairbanks. Alaska ranged from 20 The Cedar Rapids picture isn’t really as had as it might appear, however, since temperatures recorded at The Gazette were substantially warmer than airport readings At 9 a m. Saturday, for example. the downtown temperature had reached its 24 hour low of 16 below The thermometer starts to move up for about an hour, then dipped again by midtemperatures m()rnmK- Iowans generally awoke to a iContinued Page 2, Col 8.) it will bo up to Jaworski and U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica to decide whether to present it to a federal grand jury or to!criminals in the U. S. last year, the house committee consider- the FBI reported Friday. ing impeachment.    Fill    Director    Clarence Kelley But he said there    s    a    serious    sajd this was the largest question whether a sitting; nunib«*r slain since his agency began compiling figures in 1961. There were 116 killed in 1972. Kelley said the total included 131 local, county and state law officers in the U. S. and Puerto Rico and three federal law enforcement officers. Of the total. 124 were slain anks    and    threat*M^rou8h use of firearms, 90 of these with handguns, the FBI said. Reformer Slate Sets Off Democratic Tiff mg nations. “Washington would like to settle the oil crisis using economic blackmail, reprisals and pressure.” the paper claimed. “But gunboat diplomacy or the policy of economic blockade can. in the end. only be detrimental to he who launches it ” Ignores Proposals Al Moujahid ignored Washing Oil Fire is Controlled KIRT NECHES, Texas < Ai — A roaring fire that spread to six oil storage cued to consume a large petrochemical complex was well under control early Saturday, officials said Firemen said four tanks had burned themselvas out and a fifth was nearly out. The sixth continued burning. Mills Says Back Problem Mends WASHINGTON (AP) — Dem- The panel will supervise state! oeratic party leaders are seek- efforts to meet the revised rules, ing to block approval of a slate in an effort to head off a repiti-1 of five reformers proposed for tion of the mass of credential** ton s proposals that underdone 17-member panel that will challenges that marked the 1972 veloped countries and the oil-monitor compliance with re- convention    producing nations eventually be vised reform rules in 1967.    Mrs    Mikulski, as she prefers!brought into    the    consultation Opposition to the slate,    pro- to be    called, defended her I process. posed by the head of the com-jchoices and .said, “I don’t think The proposed conference “is mission that drafted the revised the burden should fall on me to mean* to create a rich mans rules, surfaced from virtually make the whole balance” in the club. united and powerful, to every faction at Friday’s meet-!panel.    face the underdeveloped ing of the party executive com- National C hairman Robert world, it claimed, niittee.    Strauss,    saving he was “mod-! ^ predicted that Western Eu- CritiCiS sa d it was unrepresen-erately concerned” rather than ropean countries will not be tative and key party officials angry or alarmed, said the com-!able    to    permit    themselves    the had not been consulted.    position of her ^Jate—four!luxury    of    taking    part in    a    petro* Several leaders said organized women, including a black and a k*um summit which will subor-efforts are under way to    per-;Puerto    Rican, and one man- dinate them    to    their North suade a majority of the 73-; presents problems for him in American ally member commission to reject picking the five persons he will the date proposed by Chair- j name.    * woman Barbara Mikulski.    Alex    Seith.    a    Chicago    attorney KENSETT, Ark * AI *)    Rep    if jf is approved, they said, an    who us commission vice-chair- Mills cO-Ark. I says his    bal k    effort is likely to be made to ex-man, urged Mrs Mikulski to A Mobil    Oil    Co    spokesman    problem won t affect his    polit!-    pand the panel when the execu-    withdraw her names and join estimated that    150,000    barred    of    cal future because its nearly jive committee meets Feb. 28    with Strauss in seeking to draft oil had been consumed A barrel cleared up arui he is working at and the full Democratic national a representative    lo member is 42 gallons.    full steam.    committee meets March I.    slate.    , foiled/** (Intiklr To the older generation, the most delightful thmg about a popular song Is knowing that it can’t last long (.ooyriQht ;

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