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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 14, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                W'eather Mostly fair, warmer through Tuesday. Laws loniglit in low 30s. Highs Tuesday near 40. VOLUME 92-NUMBER 5 CITY FINAL 10 CENTS CEDAIl UAPIDS, IOWA, MONDAY. JANUARY 14, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Egypt Balks At Israel' Troop Plan Gazette Leased Wires Egypt Monday rejected t h e troops disengagement plan worked out by Secretary of Stale Kissinger, Egyptian Foreign Minister Ismai Fahmy said in Aswan, Egypt. He said Egypt was demanding that it be re-drafted into an "Egyptian plan." The Israeli plan Kissinger brought with him was not Fahmy told a news conference near the end of a clay of negotiations between Kissinger and Egyptian leaders including President A n w a r Sadat. Fahmy said Kissinger was re- turning to Israel Monday night "with an Egyptian plan and an Egyptian map on disengage- ment with Israel" along the Suez Canal. Earlier, both Kissinger anc Fahmy had expressed optimism about the pullback talks. "Your secretary of state when he slicks his fingers something, he generally bring it to a successful conclusion, Fahmy told newsmen. "And I think he will this time." Sitting on a sunlit veranda a Aswan in upper Egypt, Kis singer told the newsmen that hi; shuttling mediation .talks will Egyptians and Israelis are "Ihi toughest I have been in." Joint Teams He and Sadat set up join teams of draftsmen to work 01 the detailed language of an ac cord to separate Israeli am Egyptian forces along 'the un even and explosive Suez Cana cease-fire left from the Octobe Middle East war. "I think both parties agre with the Kissinge said. Kissinger, who delayed his re turn lo Israel by several hour: said he probably will see Sada again before carrying the pro posal back to Jerusalem-late Monday for consideration by th Israeli cabinet. "It is a very tough problem, he added. "It is hard to recon cilo." Down to Specifics The fast-traveling America .secretary .said he may then re lurn to Aswan in what woul be the third lime in his currer lour to get Sadat's reaction t any changes Ihe Israelis migh propose. this point, he had di: (Continued Page 3, Col." 8) Simon: US, Requires Law To Gain Oil Data Gazette Leased Wires WASHINGTON Energy ief William Simon said Mon- Ihe government should be le lo require oil companies to veal much more information their oil reserves and mar- Watering Hole The bar of the Royal hotel in Wee Waa, Australia, 374 miles northwest of Sydney, became a real watering hole Sunday, when floodwaters could not be held back. The flood crisis is centered in the upper regions of the New South Wales border with Queensland. Court To Review Law On Editorial Replies WASHINGTON (AP) The supreme .court Monday agreed to consider whether states can demand that newspapers give free space to political can- didates for replies to editorial attacks. The justices accepted the case for argument on the merits but left themselves the option of deciding, after hearing the ar- guments, that they do not have jurisdiction in the case. "Assail" Records The issue reached the justices :i a case from Florida in which the state supreme court upheld 1913 state law requiring that newspapers which "assail" the personal character or official record of a candidate must print his reply with equal promi- nence. Major news organizations called the Florida court decision an unprecedented violation of First Amendment rights. The Florida justices were equally adamant in seeing their support of the law as an en- lancement of First Amendment values for all .citizens.at a time of growing concentration in >ress ownership. The large ignored Florida law "ound new prominence in 1972 vhen state legislative candidate Dat Tornillo invoked it in an at- ;empt to reply to two editorials n the Miami Herald opposing liis condidacy. A Florida trial court held the aw invalid, but the Florida su- >reme court found the law com- piling in the context of the election process, which it called the "fundamental precept upon which our system of govern- ment is based Partisanship Emerges As Lawmakers Begin By Frank Nye DES MOINES Even before the customary pleas for cooper- ation faded away, partisanship reared its divisive head as the second regular session of the 1973-74 legislature got under way Monday. U. Gov. Arthur Neu and House Speaker Andrew Varley rapped the senate and house to order shortly after 10 a.m. and each said bi-parlisan coopcra tion would help lo keep the ses- sion short. Minutes lalcr. house Republi- cans were being accused of par- tisanship in hiring, last sum- mer. David Wray as assistant chief clerk. Protest The 'Add to Flow" right lo reply 'is de- Wray, formerly with the Col- orado legislative staff, was nom- inated for the position he al- ready occupies by Rep. Floyd Milieu of Ihc house administration commit- Ice. This brought a protest from Hep, Arlliur Small (D-lowa City) an assistant Democratic house loader, who said this was a "political and com- plained llml Ms party no voice in the choice of Wray. Dill Ihc house approved jWray's nomination by a voice vote. Minutes later, House Demo cratic Leader Dale Cochran (D Eagle after disclaiming any Democratic participation in Watergate nor any parl in creating "the atmosphere of dis trust running rampant in Wash said his parly hopes I work closely with Republican Gov. Robert Ray. But. Cochran continued, "The governor may have al- ready set the tone in this urea by some of his but irre- sponsible, remarks concerning state legislators. "The governor said last Sat- urday, 'One of my goals is to keep Ihe legislature from wast- ing Ihcir money.' Are we in- iigned to add to the flow of in- 'ormation and ideas and does not conslitute an incursion upon First Amendment rights or a prior restraint, since no speci- fied newspaper content is ex- the Florida supreme court ruled. "There is nothing prohibited but rather il re- quires, in the interest of full and fair discussion, additional infor- mation." That decision, argued the Miami Herald in its appeal runs counter to a long line of unmistakable cases. The deci- sion on whal and what not to publish "rests within journal- istic discretion which is protect ed against any governmental in trusion by the First Amend contended Ihe Herald, a member of Knight newspapei chain. Tornillo's lawyers argued thai tile law was permissible regula tion of Ihc press "because of the overriding slate police powc: mrpose of assuring fair ant wnest elections." In other cases Monday tin court: Let stand a lower court dcci sion permitting Ihe Fcdera 'ower Commission (FPC) li eliminate its hearing procedure: 'or determining natural ga; rales so (hat it can make speed Chief ounsel Samuel Dash said Mon- ay the senate Watergate com- mittee has important, new infor- mation to provide the basis for ontinued hearings. Dash did not identify Ihe reas he said he would urge Ihe ommittee to explore but said e was confident the committee ould go along with his recom- mendation for renewed hear- Jigs. Compromise Dash said the committee was repared to reach a compro- nise on its subpoenae of 500 Vhite House tapes and suggesl- d that if the While House bowed a Ihe com- mittee would greatly reduce the umber of documents and other sought. Dash said, however, thai the lommittee would not be conten o accept five tapes as original competent in eyes, Gov- ernor? This game can be play- ed both ways." Cochran also look exception to remark lie attributed lo the governor thai "1 thought the legislature had adjourned and the members had gone when Hay was visited by a group of clowns from the Shrine Circus last summer. "1 would certainly hope the governor would discontinue his (Continued: Pngc 9, Col. cr decisions. Agreed to review dccisioi that the government is illegally permitting thousands of Mcx leans to enter Ihe U.S. for sea sonal farm work. The court also accepted fo review a companion cas challenging Ihe legality of tlail commuling. Enlarged ils newly Inunchci reconsideration of anli-ohsccnii law by agreeing lo hear n ens involving Ihc federal slalul (Continued: Page 9, Col. 5.) Bad A-Plant Mishap Likely: Stud) A Atomic Energy Commission.o icial says Ihe preliminary r suits of a scientific study su ;est there will never be major accident in a nude rawer plant. This was a conclusion of D Harbert Kouls the AEC's dire .or of reactor safety researc who commented on the resu of the study. The odds on a maj catastrophe at a nuclear pla were given in the study once in 1 billion to once in billion years" for a given rea tor. Years Kouts said lhal the stud y requested and drop the re :Uest for all other materials. The five tapes Dash referrec o are of conversations between Vixon and his former chic counsel, John Dean. The White louse refused to honor sub poenaes for them and the case is pending in a federal] court. The committee has not gone o court to seek enforcement of ,he subpoenacs for the nearly 500 additional materials, since he first case has not been settled. Dash said, "We arc not hav- ng any conversations about a compromise" hut he noted that some White Mouse aides had been quoted as saying I hey would be willing lo look at a )arcd-down request. "Always Willing" "We may just want lo pursue Dash said on Ihe NBC-TV Today show. "1 think the com- mitlce has always been willing lo work things out rather than go lo court (bul) if ncces. sary we would go lo court." In drawing up the long lisl of additional materials. Dash said, we set the outer boundaries of what is relevant." He said every ilcm on Ihe subpoenaed list was relevant and could be justified "but obviously some 7.) figures show that "even w the reactors expected to operating by the year 2000, would be to yea before any given reactor mig be expected to have an a cident." Thus, he said, "for the 100 200 years we expect to be usi (Continued Page 3, Col. 3) gasoline rationing wenl into ef- fect, with motorists allowed to buy gas only every other day during the gas available to everyone on Satur- day and none available on Sun- day. Simon said, the to ting. Otherwise, vernment won't be able Ive energy problems. Testifying at the first of sev- al new congressional hcar- gs, Simon said: "Not Enough" All of our current sources of ata are voluntary and for any of the programs we now Derate this is simply not lough. We now clearly need andalory reporting systems nd mechanisms to check and nforce their proper operation. Senator William Proxmire (D- chairman of the house- enate economic subcommittee onducting Monday's, hearing, ild Simon: "I am sure my col- iagues in the congress and the ublic at large are as confused s I am after reading and hear ng for weeks all the conflicting eports of critical shortages mbargoes, broken embargoes hortfalls, exorbitant oil prof ts, etc." Proxmire said the shortages and reports, of record-high prof ts by some oil firms creat 'great skepticism in thi country." Simon said the federal energs jffice has "already instituted number of new systems to co' ect belter energy data and t mprove our management capa jin'ties." From Industry He acknowledged that most o the information comes from th industry, and much is not dir closed at all. Simon said he felt that "spec fie mandatory reporting legist tion is required." Simon said the oil cbmpame: reports of ample stocks on ban at the end of the year should n be interpreled as meaning thei is no shortage. The favorable i ventor'y position is attributed an unusually mild winter, co servation efforts and some shi merits of the Arab countrie despite the embargo, he said. However, Simon said, "as Dec. 29, the American Petrol urn Institute reported we only slightly over 30 days' supp of the major petroleum pro u'cls. The shortage caused by fully effective embargo w quickly reduce these to da gerously low levels unless act quickly to reduce deman and equitably allocate the ava able supplies." In Oregon, the nation's fir Proxmire, Sunday asked Ally. Gen. Saxbe to take anti-trust ac- tion against the major firms. In a letter to Sabe, Proxmire said, "there may be ample evi- mce lo constitute an ille- al conspiracy in violation ol e Sherman (anli-trusl) Act." Saxbe, although not respond- g directly to the senator, saic a network interview, the an ver to the fuel shortage may dually lie in easing of the anti ust laws to let the big oil com anies work together. Six major oil firms have ei ier released previously guard figures or soon plan to on ow much petroleum they hav hand. In general, accordini figures compiled by UP] ome heating oil stocks are up ut the industry warns that in entories are not high enough t guarantee a full measure of o Pmbe: Inflation Reduced U.S. Family Buying Powe WASHINGTON (UPI) The; average American family, con-j ;rary to what (he administration says, was worse off economi- cally in 1973 than in 1972, ac- cording to a congressional study Today's Chuckle One way lo get an education Is to drive a school bus. (Continued Page 3, Col. 5) Say Ra.tiohi.nc Not Includec In Fuel Rule on inflation. With inflation and higher taxes outpacing wage increases during 1973, the average family ended the year with 1 percent less purchasing power lhan it had in 1072, and the outlook for 197'! is no better, Ihc report said. The study, entitled "Inflation and the Consumer in was prepared by Ihe staff of the housc-scnale economic commit- tee. A "middle budget" family of four with to spend had to pay an extra lo maintain Its 1972 living stan- dards in 1973, the study said. Food cost that family more during the year and social security taxes rose by over 1972. Food price increases ac- counted for 61 percent of (he year's rise in the Consumci Price Index. "There is no indication at this time lhat the rate of inflation will moderate in 197'! and conse- quently the real purchasing rawer of consumers is likely lo continue to the study said. "In view of the recent slow- down in economic activity and the energy crisis, unem- ployment will certainly in- crease during 1974. This situa- tion of higher prices and fewer jobs will further erode consumer income and con- fidence, which in turn will add substantially to recessionary prospects in 1974." Herbert Stein, chairman of Ihc Council of Economic Ad- visers, testified last Aug. 1 ihat "probably the key thing to say is thai Ihc real per capita in- comes of the American people, afler allowing for inflation, rose WASHINGTON (UPI) Ga oline rationing is not amon .he new fuel 'allocation regula- :iqns, to be used, .by, ment UPI h'as'iearned. A source with access to the rules, 'originally prepared for release on Friday, said they would set priorities through April 30 for distribution of gaso line, propane and the middle distillates, such as diesel fue and home heating oil. Continue To Share Owners of privale vehicles would continue to share wha gasoline is left over afler the priority allocations are met, the source said. The source said the rules which still might be altered be fore tljey are announced, wouk meet full heating needs for pro pane, butane and home heating oil. Top priority would be given agricultural production, medica and emergency services, energy produclion, Iransportalion, sani lation and essential eommuni cations. Businesses would be allottee the amount of gasoline they used for corresponding period, in 1972. The energy office already hat announced allocation regula- tions for residual fuel oil, chem ical feedstocks and related pe troleum products. They wen into effect Friday. Residential Use Propane and butane would be allocated al 95 perccnl of Ihi October, 1972-ApriI, 1973, levc residential non-space icaling uses, and 90 percent o :he level for commercial, Indus .rial and some transportatior uses, and for petrochemical pro duction. Gas suppliers would be al Report to Maryland High Court ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) A iccial three-judge panel rec- nmended Monday that former ice-president Agnew be dis- arred from the practice of law Maryland. The three circuit court judges aid that Agnew's evasion of in- ome tax, acknowledged in a o-contest plea, was "deceitful nd dishonest" and "strikes at ie heart of the basic object of le legal profession "We shall therefore recom- mend his disbarment. We see no xtenuating circumstances al- owing a lesser a 14- iage recommendation said. Not Final Decision The recommendation goes to he Maryland court of appeals, vhich makes the final decision m whether to bar Agnew from he practice of law. Disciplinary actions were filed >y the slate bar association last November after Agnew pleaded no contest to a federal tax charge and resigned from the vice-presidency. The bar association had asked the three judges to disbar Agnew. The former vice- president, however, had asked the panel to merely suspend him from practicing law, argu- ing that his misconduct was not connected with his duties as a lawyer. Agnew told the judges that he lad at no time enriched himself iL.thev .expense, of. his .public rust and thai there, was homing 6" indicate that he would not aithfully and honestly repre- the the fourth sccont substantially from quarter of 1972 to quarter of 1973." But statements like those arc based on a selective use o: statistics" which vary "so as to mask Ihc true impact of infla lion on consumer purchasing power in the study said 11 also accused the administra lion of misinterpreting cconom ic data to achieve "certain shori run political benefits." sent.his clients as a lawyer. But Circuit Court Judges Shir- ,ey Jones, Ridgely Melviii and William McCullough said Ag- new's conduct was harmful to :he proper administration of justice.- "In our opinion, the proper administration of justice, the proper respect of the court for itself and a proper regard for the integrity of the profession compel us to conclude that the respondent is unfit to continue as a member of the bar of this the recommendation said. The three judges said their recommendation was based solely on Agnew's no-contest plea to the tax charge. They said they did not take into con- sideration any of the allegations made by the justice department n Agnew's court appearance last Oct. 10. In a 40-page statement of evi- dence, federal prosecutors had alleged that Agnew was in- volved in a system of kickbacks to Maryland politicians from ar- chitects and engineers doing non-bid government business. lowed to deliver to industria customers the same amount o iropane they bought during th October, 1972-ApriI, 1073, period whether those volumes were ac tually used, the source said. Middle distillates would be al- located at 110 percent of the corresponding month in 1972 for industrial and manufacturing non-space-heating uses, plus cargo, freight and mail hauling, and 100 percent of the 1072 base period for all other uses except Jaundice Therapy For Sextuplets CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) The Rosenkowitz scx- tuplcts are responding satisfac- torily to phototherapy treatment for jaundice, doctors at Mow- bray Maternity hospital say. The three boys and three girls born Friday to Susan Rosenko- witz developed jaundice on Sun- day, but their doctors said this had been expected and the con- dition should be cleared up by Wednesday. utilities. Electrical 100 percent utilities would gel of current middle distillate requirements for con- verting to nuclear or coal gen- erating power, while the Feder- al Energy Office and Federal Power Commission would deter- mine levels fnr reducing elec- tricity generated by plants con- tinuing to use middle distillates. Today's Index Comics 17 Courthouse 3 Crossword 17 Daily Record 3 Deaths Editorial Features 6 Farm 11 Financii'1 18 Marion 19 Movies Soeicly Sports Slalc Television....................0 Want Ads................10-23 10 8 13-18   

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