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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 23, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather- Fair through Thurs- day. Lows tonight 8 to 15. Highs Thursday in 30s. VOLUME 92 -NUMBER H CITY FINAL 10 CENTS CEDAR UAPIOS, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JANUAHY 23, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, DPI, NEW YORK TIMES No Plan To For Lying WASHINGTON (AP) Oust- ed White House counsel John Dean's testimony before the senate Watergate committee and federal grand juries ap- parently is withstanding the test of the White House tapes. It was learned Tuesday night that the prosecutors have no plans to charge Dean with lying when he testified about White House discussions of the Water- gate breakin. It also is known that Dean is continuing to cooperate closely with the prosecutors. He was seen entering their offices with- in the last couple of days. Mistaken? A source, who said he be- lieved he was familiar with the material Republican Senate Leader Hugh Scott said contra- dicted Dean, suggested that Scott may have been mistaken. Scott strongly "denied Wednes- day that he was mistaken. "What I said to you is the truth and what is attributed to the faceless source is Scott told reporters. Scott said his information is correct "unless all documenta- tion available is completely false, and I think that all docu- mentation is correct." "I said enough to convince me as a lawyer of 50 years standing that the person involved (Deanj testified as to matters that did not occur on the dales anc times he said they Scott added. "Several Indictments" He said he saw enough to sup- port "in my judgment, severa: indictments against Mr. Dean." Scott said Sunday the White House had information that could prove Dean was wrong when he said the Presidenl knew of the Watergate cover-up before March 21, 1973, the date the President has said he first learned of it. The prosecutor's office de- clined comment on the reports Scott could not be reached for comment. Dean pleaded guilty in Oc- tober to a charge of conspiracy to obstruct justice. The prosecu- tors agreed not to seek further charges against Dean in change for his cooperation. But the agreement specified that perjury charges would be brought if evidence showed thai the former presidential counsel had lied.. Back Taxes? Meanwhile, Sen. Russcl Long chairman of a .congres- sional committee investigating Nixon's tax returns, said the President may have to pay some back income taxes. But .he said the question of fraud was still unresolved. "The more I learn about the Long said, "the more it seems to me that we will ask the President to pay some back taxes." Long's committee is inves- tigating whether or not Nixon took an improper lax deduction when he claimed in de- ductions for the gift of some of his vice-presidential papers lo the National Archives. Long suit! the deductions, Page's, Col. fi.) Jackson Threatens To Subpoena Fuel Data WASHINGTON (AP) Angcrlpolicy, instead of encouraging 'lashed Wednesday during a senate subcommittee's hearing on oil prices as Sen. Henry sufficient." Jackson (D-Wash.) theatencd to' subpoena more detailed data executives of seven lead-' Lon8 (D-La.) who last month ing oil firms. a filibuster against emer- WAITING AND PRAYING Mr. and Mrs. EmilKosh of Lafayette Hiil, Pa., with a phofo of their son, Gerald, 27, missing in the Battle of .the Paracel Islands. Today's Index Comics ....................81) Courthouse 3A Crossword .................81) Dally Itccord 3A Deaths Editorial features .........8A Farm ......................OB Financial Miirinn ....................-1C Movies 8C .Sports Stnle ...................1C-3C Television .................71) Waul Ads Promised To IVI SAIGON (UPI) The U. By Nancy Bruce PRAIRIE du CHIEN, Wis. government Wednesday the public cooperates, raised to exert "every effort" face tne very real possibility locate an American missing! not aWe to keeP tlle since Chinese forces captured [present bridge between Mar- the disputed Paracel islands and Prairie du chien from South Vietnam until tne ncw bridge can The U. S. embassy in Saigon be Crawford county said he was a civilian employe sheriff Ray Childs said Tuesday. of the U. S. defense attache's of- fice in Da Nang. The embassy identified the American as Gerald Kosh, 27, of Lafayette Hill, Pa. In Pennsylvania, Emil Kosh, the missing man's father, said his son had served two tours of duty with the U. S. green berets when the U. S. was still involved in the Vietnam war and held the rank of captain. "We're just sitting up waiting for news. My wife is upset, and I'm trying to calm her Kosh said. The Chinese forces sank a South Vietnamese patrol boat in the invasion of the disputed is- land chain. A Dutch tanker Wednesday picked up 23 survivors from the South China sea. The Saigon fic WASHINGTON (AP) nation's farmers, with The what command quoted the survivors, rr.m ,07.. I 1 1 i n i tllUllllilfO, who had been floating in the water for days, as saying J J i could be good news for .consum- ers a year' from now, intend to boost 1974 corn plantings 10 per- (Iowa Planting Story on Page KB.) cent when they take to the fields next spring, the agriculture de- partment said Tuesday. Officials had expected a boost cf 5.5 percent in this year's corn acreage. Including corn, sorghum, oats and barley, the total livestock feed acreage is expected to be up five percent soybean pant- skipper and many fellow crew- men went down with the ship. (Earlier story on page 2B.) ings were down 3.3 percent from last season, but cotton farm- ers expect to boost their crop 17 percent. Summons Returned, Howard Hughes May Pace Warrant' RENO (UPI) A legal effort m e n t by lawsuit threats to notify billionaire Howardl against Air West directors. Hughes, he's wanted in court lo Two summonses were sent to face grant! jury indictments, Hughes at his last known has resulted in returned lhc in Vegas. The first was rc- m a r k c d "moved, left no address." turned the notation "moved, left no address." The as or- lercd on stock manipulation and con spiracy charges. Hughes' attorneys have! sought dismissal of lhc saying Ihey lacked substance. A nine-count indictment al- leges a conspiracy by the re- clusive Hughes, now believed living in the linlimmis, and But U.S. Attorney Dcvoc Hea-.second was refused by Ihe cor- lin said Tuesday a warrant ror'l'oralion. arrest could be issued ifi "Wc can'' scrre a summons ]outside the continental limils of Hughes fads to appear as or-] h UK .lg iTidny for arraignment ,t B nhnn fmi- serve it if that's where he is. "Our position is he cannot be arraigned through an attorney. warrant for arrest is prelimi- He was referring to the need for drivers of heavy trucks to observe the 10-ton gross weight limit that went into effect on the structure Jan. 15 and also to the need for all drivers to abide by the posted notices that require all trucks to keep'100 feet apart and all cars to keep 50 feet apart on the bridge. Special Attention After allowing a few d: grace period following the 10-ton posting, sheriff's officers saicl they and high patrolmen started enforcing the new weight limit late last week "as closely as our manpower wil allow. We're definitely giving the bridge special the sheriff gaid Tuesday. Nine overweight trucks hac been stopped and fined by Mon- day night. Sheriff Cliilds said two others got into Iowa before his officers could stop them. The sheriff explained the usual procedure is to put a pa- trol car on an island between the two main bridge spans since "we don't have enough man- oower to watch both there and at the end." If an obviously too heavy ve- hicle is stopped, everything pos- sible is taken off, and it is then escorted back to Prairie du Chien. An overweight auto transport caught between spans Saturday was required lo turn around on tlle island, return to Prairie du Chien and unload its nine new (Continued Page 3, Col. 5) others, In pressure directors of Air West Airlines into sell- Ing by forcing down the value nf company slock. Tlie intllcl- mcnls ulso charge harass- nary In oxlradilion prccecd- dillRS." The law slates a summons should be sent to Hughes' last known address, lhc Las Vegas Corporation, though Hughes lived a year in London before apparently moving lo- the On-' linmns, the U. S, district court clerk's office snid. DBS MOINES House Spcak- r Andrew Varlcy (R-Stuart) said Wednesday he thinks Ally, i. Richard Turner "is bend- ing over backwards lo find something wrong with the gam- iling law because we didn't lass his bill a year ago. "I don't think problems with (Earlier Story on Page 2C.) the law are nearly as critical as Ihe headlines make Ibcm out to be." Varlcy made it clear that he thinks any possible loopholes in lhc law such as not requiring those operating gambling games to report to lax authori- ties what charity Ihcy send prof- its to must he closed. He added Unit Stale Itcp. (Continued: Page Col. Electricity Use Rose in Second DST Week NEW YORK (AP) The lat- est report on. electricity con sumption shows nationwide usage during the second ful week of winter Daylight Saving time was up half a percent ovei the same period last year. The rise was lower than would have been expected under nor- mal conditions, however. The Edison Electric Institute which compiles- nationwide sta- tistics, said Wednesday that for the week ended Jan. 19, Ameri- cans used 35.531 billion kilowatl hours of electricity, compare: to 35.368 billion in the same week of 1973. The first full week of Daylighl Saving time the week endec Jan. 12 showed a 4.1 percent decline over consumption in the same week of 1973. The normal anticipated annu- al growth rate in electricity con- sumption is about 7 or 8 percenl in most areas. An Edison Elec- tric spokesman, asked about the up-and-down pattern of figures, noled lhat consumption depend- ed on a variety of factors: Weather, economic conditions, conservation efforts and, "lo a very minor Daylight Saving lime. Jackson became angry at one paint when Exxon Vice-presi- dent Roy Baxc was unable to >rovide some figures on bis 'irm's fourth quarter earnings. "These are just childish re- sponses, Mr. Jackson said, adding "I guess we're go- ing to have to start slapping subpoenas on some of you." Meanwhile the U.S. imposed export quotas for the first time Wednesday on Ameri- can petroleum products, plac- ing a limit of barrels per day on exported gasoline, distillate and residual fuel oils. Quotas could be set on other oil exports if the current heavy foreign demand continues to rise, a spokesman for the com- merce department said. Jackson said earlier that the hearings "have not turned up any hard evidence that the major oil compaines deliberate- ly created" the energy crisis. But Jackson added: "We still do not have the facts to lay these suspicions entirely to rest." Earnings Increase The subcommittee staff said earnings of the seven compan- ies at the hearing increased by Kissinger: Nixon Exit Story 'Outrageous Lie' NEW YORK (AP) NBC News said Tuesday that it had learned that Secretary of State Kissinger lold hvo high-level Is- raeli ministers he believes Pres- ident Nixon will leave office within six months. NBC later said Kissinger termed the report an "out- rageous lie." energy development in the U. S., has made the Arab nations self- gency energy legislation be- of a provision to limit excess profits by the oil in- dustry, said he would be willing o support tax legislation that vould induce the companies to urn their attention to explora- ion and development at home On the subject of tax reform, lackson said that for starters he "foreign tax credit has got o be chopped off." Under that credit, oil companies can deduct from their U. S. taxes royalties and other payments lo foreign jovernments. Secretary of State Kissinger said he believes the Arab oil embargo will be lifted shortly as a result of the Israeli-Egyptian agreement on troop disen- gagement. However, an energy official said the oil shortage could drag on'for months or years after the embargo is lifted. Eric R. Zausner, an assistant adminis- (Continued Page 3, Col. 7) an average comparing 46 percent when the first nine months of 1972 with the same period of 1973. However, the staff said the figures from the companies are not strictly comparable because of differences in covering and accounting. In New York, Exxon Corp. es- timated Wednesday that its pro- fits in the final three months of 1973 were almost 60 percent higher than the same period of 1972. Profits for the final quarter of 1973 were million com- pared to earnings of mil- lion in the same period in 1972. a spokesman said. Meanwhile, back in Washing- ton, William Simon caulionecl congress nol to act hastily in the "emotionally charged at- mosphere" of the energy crisis and enact punitive legislation against the oil industry that might slow development of new fuel sources. The federal energy chief said there "is probably a very real danger" that cutting off tax law incentives enacted many years ago, with the aim of encourag- ing the industry continually to search for new supplies, could worsen the energy shortage. Simon contended that profit ax legislation as written would )e unworkable and ineffective. The administration, he said, op- poses windfall profits by oil companies, but wants to meet .he problem differently. Simon outlined generally his attitude in a letter lo Ihe com- nittee's chairman, Sen. Russell Long now Slide Buries Cafe R r" K I lip II w IC? TERRACE, B. C. (AP) cuers are digging through wet packed snow for victims of a snowslide that thundered down on a service station, cafe anc small trailer park. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said seven bodies have been recovered and cne survivor has been pulled from the snow. As many as 15 persons were feared buried when tons of snow rumbled down a foot mountain Tuesday 28 miles west of this northwest British Columbia community. The slide was 400 feet long, 100 feet wide and up to 30 feet deep. An avalanche authority at the scene warned that about two- thirds of the slide was still to come. The slide occurred on a sec- tion of highway 16 which run; along the Skeena river. The highway had been recently closed for several days because of heavy snow. Volkmar Zobel, 30, of Prince Rupert, B. C., a mail truck driver who was pulled from the snow, was incoherent and un- able lo say how many persons were in the area when the slide hit. the RCMP said. 2obel was reported in satis- "actory condition at a hospital in Terrace. Four of the victims wi identified as Allan MacDonald, 20, Terrace, a highways grader; Steve Minlenko, 40, a heavy equipment operator employed iy the service station; Donald jagimoclierc, 27, Prince Rupert, believed lo have been on a busi- icss trip: and Theodore 27, Terrace, a pri- Bul Jackson said, "Our lax Ivate grader operator. Syrians Gazette Leased Wires Egyptian President Sadat said in Rabat, Morocco, Wednesday that Syria was ready to hold talks about withdrawal of troops with Israel. Meanwhile, Israeli troops and tanks began pulling hack from lhc west bank of lhc Suez Canal, two days ahead of schedule, military sources said. Sadat told a news conference !hnl Syria was ready lo start negotiations on the troop with- drawal issue, which Damascus HIS previously refused to dis- cuss. Sadat said the Middle East icacc talks In Geneva could not be resumed until agreement on the pullbacks is reached. Palestinians, Canal "The Geneva talks cannot re- start as long as there is no agreement between Syria and Israel on Sadat saicl. "Damascus is ready lo hold discussions on this mat- ter." Saelal also said that the Pales- tinians should also participate in the Geneva talks. He said lhat reopening of the Suez Canal lo shipping was "in no way linked" to Ihe Egyptian-Israeli troop withdrawal ngrccmcnl. Sadat later flew back lo Cairo, winding up a lour of Arab countries lo explain Ihe troop withdrawal agreement with Israel. Withdrawal The Israelis, withdrawing to lines about 12 miles cast of the canal, also began digging up thousands of land mines and communications lines from the sands of occupied Egypt proper. Israel began the pullhack after the parliament approved the agreement in a stormy session in Jerusalem Tuesday by n vole of 711 to 35. The op- position rlghtwing Likud had called lhc piilllmck loo one- sided, Inil Prime Minister (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) Clean-Air Law Easing WASHINGTON (AP) Pres- dent Nixon asked congress Monday lo reduce the tax breaks available to U.S. oil :ompanies operating overseas and to ease the demands of present clean air laws. Nixon also announced thai he was allowing a per bar- rel increase in the price of U.S. crude oil from existing wells. He said oil from new exploration and development would be removed from all economic stabilizalion acl con- trols. In addition, the President asked congress to de-regulate the price of natural gas but said the plan "should not cause a significant rise in consumer prices for some years." ._ The President sent congress a new energy message urging passage of the emergency legis- iation previously proposed and adding some new proposals. Nixon's new measure would, if adopted: Eliminate the 22 percenl de- pletion allowance granted U.S. companies producing oil abroad. Reduce the amount of foreign income lax which U.S. oil com- p a'ni.es can credit directly against their taxes in the U.S. Extend for two more years Ihe emission standards now apply- ing to 1975 automobiles. Remove the -present require- ment for a 90 percent reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions in 1976 cars. Require labeling of major ap- pliances and automobiles to show how well they use energy, an idea previously proposed to congress in an energy message last April 18. Extend the legal deadline for meeting clean air standards in metropolitan areas which other- wise would need "unreasonable transportation controls." Permit temporary relaxation of clean air deadlines and re- quirements for power plants and other sources which cannot get an adequate supply of clean energy. Speed up the licensing and construction of atomic power plants by encouraging standard- ized plant designs, establishing an inventory of approved loca- tions for future power plants and separating the questions of site approval from reactor- licensing. Earlier Proposals As top priorities among pro- posals already pending, Nixon urged congressional action per- mitting restrictions on energy use, a tax on oil company "windfall profits" due to the energy crisis, unemployment in- surance covering energy-caused job losses and establishment of a Federal Energy Administra- lion formalizing the present Federal Energy Office. Nixon reported that the nation has been "making significant progress in conserving energy" over recent weeks. "All of the measures of con- icrvation and allocation have greatly improved the nation's chances of avoiding hardships this winter and gas rationing his spring, "he said. Nixon noted that price in- creases have helped to discour- age fuel consumption but said hey must not be allowed lo become excessive. Price Limit "There is a limit lo llie amount of market allocation through higher prices which we will he said. "We will not have consumers (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.) Totluii's Chuckle. A person can accept not being worth his weight in gold. Whal's shattering Is finding you're nol even worth your weight in pork chops. Copyright   

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