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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 24, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather- I'urlly douuy, wann- er tonight. Ixuvs tonight 15 to 20. Sunny, warm- w Friday, with hljjhs 38 to 42. CITY FINAL 10 CENTS _ CKDAH RAMOS, JOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 24. 19M_ __ ASSOaATED'pRESS. UPI, NEW YORK TIMES KROGH GETS 6-MONTH TERM Jackson Urges Oil Price Cut WASHINGTON (UPI) Sen alor Henry Jackson ID-Wash, called Thursday for rolling bac, crude oil prices and then hold mg them to ceilings tied to ac tual cost increases. He said his proposal would ap- ply the rollback-freeze to all pe troleum products, which woulc cover gasoline and heating oi among other products. In prepared senate remarks accompanying introduction of a bill, Jackson said oil companies were getting much more for their domestic production than the price they claimed the needed a year ago. Senate Democrats s t r o 1 y backed Jackson's efforts. Meanwhile, energy chief William Simon announced that the Federal Energy Office is drawing up regulations to control propane prices and is considering ordering roll backs. "We are working right now and will have within a reason able period of time, hopefullj within the next week, new pric regulations on Sirnoi said. Jackson, chairman of the sen ate investigations subcommittee which questioned executives o the lop seven oil companies for three days this week, said the industry giants conceded price; were too high. Simon Opposed Simon promptly opposed Jack- son's move. He said last year's price freezes on food markec by such things as drowning of baby chicks because of low prices showed thaf'an uneco nomic price" is paid for sucl restraints. Jackson 'and Simon earlier ap peared together in an interview on the CBS-TV Morning News program. Simon for the second day in a row urged against hasty legislative remedies that might aggravate rather than improve the energy crisis by discouraging oil companies from searching for new oil sources in this country. Jackson said after the thirt day of his hearings Wednesday that there was no hard evideno that the oil companies contrivec to produce the crisis. But he said they profiled from it. Jackson questioned Thursday the effect of some of Nixon's proposals to hold down profi leering such as the adminis (ration's brand of legislation to cope with windfall profits. "This is not adequate, he said. Jackson said he thought the President's legislative pack- age waS a good beginning, but not enough, particularly because it did not close a de- pletion allowance loophole. The law, he said, permits the deduction to be claimed even though the money is not spent. Jackson maintained the de- pletion allowance was not, as intended, acting as an incentive for domestic exploration, new drilling and plant expansion. real cause, I think, of our shortage at home, stems from greater encouragement lo (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.) Today's Index Comics Courthouse Crossword....... Dally Record Deaths Editorial Features Fnrm Finnncinl Miirlon Movies Society Sports .SlHlo Television Want ...24 ....3 ...24 ....3 ....8 ...IB ...25 ...25 .22 17-21 .....15 .....27-31 -UPI TElenhnlo REOPENING HEARINGS Chairman Sam Ervin and Vice-chairman Howard Baker of the senate Watergate committee are shown at Wednesday's meeting at which the panel decided to reopen its hearings. Hughes Gift Seen as Panel Focus WASHINGTON (AE) I- The campaign gift from bil- lionaire Howard Hughes and a subsequent reversal of position by the justice department to let Hughes buy a Las Vegas hotel are expected to take center stage as the senate Watergate committee reopens hearings next week. v Sources said the donation, which was held and later re- turned to Hughes by President Nixon's friend C. G. Rebozo, came as Hughes was seeking approval to purchase the Dunes hotel and casino. The justice department's anti- trust division had blocked the sources said ttien- Atty. Gen. John Mitchell over- ruled the division after a meet- ing with Hughes aide Richard Danner. But the sources added, that the senate investigators have been unable to prove Mitchell knew about the gift and they pointed out that the hotel pur- chase plan later fell through for other reasons. To Call Rebozo Deputy counsel Rufus Edmis- ten said Rebozo will be among the witnesses called in nexl week's hearings. House Unit Probes UNI Lobbyist Change By Frank Nye DBS MOINES Members of :he Iowa house appropriation's subcommittee on education want :o know why the University of Northern Iowa changed, lob- >yisls at the legislature this They voted, 7 to 0, at a joint meeting with their senate coun- erpart Thursday morning, to nvite Executive Secretary R. ffayne Richey of the state loard of rcgenls to give them he answer. Will Respond Contacted at his office. Rich- y said he would have no omment other lhan lo Ray "I vill respond at appropriate ime." State Rep. Richard Norpel (D- Scllcvue) brought the matter up t the joint meeting by making i motion lo invile Richey lo ap- icar. Norpel, who made it clear he does not hold Richey in high esteem, snld lie under- stood Richey had ordered UNI (o replace Lee Miller, its alumni secretary, as Ihe school's lobbyist. Miller represented UNI at the 'gislature last year. Dr. Ed- vard Voldseth, UNI vice-pres- dcril for development, Is rcgis- cred as the school's lobbyist !iis year. Norpel (old Ihe joint subcom- ilttco that "the new UNI lob- yist hns been around ten days nd I have never met him." "I'm sure he's heard of you cliidcd Sen. Tom Riley Il-Ccdnr clinlrmnn of le scnnlc part of Ihe siibcom- iltlw. Norpel insisted that his mo- tion be brought to a vote, but Riley argued that "it was a waste of time" to discuss such subjects and proposed that ac- tion be deferred because there was not a quorum of senate members present. Norpel then suggested that house members vote on their own and this was done with all seven representatives vot- ing to ask Richey to appear at a future meeting. Those who voted for the mo- tion in addition to Norpel were Reps. Glenn Brockett (R- Keith Duntoii Donald Lippold Adrian Brinck (D-West Delwyn Stromer (R-Garner) and Robert I Continued Page 3, Col. 51 The sources said there is also a 'good :chance Herbert Kalmbacb, Nixon's former pre- sonal lawyer and campaign fundraiser, would be recalled to discuss receipt of a donation from the dairy industry in 1969. However, they said Treasury Secretary John Connally, who at one time appeared to be the focal point of the milk fund probe, was no longer a likely witness. The decision lo reopen the committee hearings after two months came Wednesday on a 4-3 party line vote. The committee, noting that Nixon had never responded to its various requests for a meet- ing with him, also renewed its request for a face-to-face meet- ing. At the White House, a spokes- man said Thursday there is no }Ian for any meeting between President Nixon and the Water- jate committee. Press Sccre- :ary Ronald Ziegler also denied ;hat the White House had ever received any request for such a meeting. Urge End All three Republican members of the committee urged shutting down the probe. Howard Baker (R-Tenn.) said he wanted the investigative files turned over lo the house ju- diciary committee, which is considering the possible im- leachment of the President. The committee also voted to: Seek a limited extension of its authority beyond the Feb. 28 cutoff date set by the senate lo jursue its court suits to oblain .Vhile House documents. Present a report on Feb. 28 nil to leave open the option of fijing a final report. later, de pending on developments. File written questions with thi President, and make these ques tions public, if Nixon does no agree to meet with the commit tee. The partisan split in decidinj to reopen the hearings was evi dent at a news conference a which Baker referred to himsel as "vanquished." "My motion, which was de feated, said in effect that al things have come to an end am that whether we like it or not as Republicans or Democrats the center and focus of attention in this country has shifted into an inquiry into Baker said. Committee Chairman Sam Ervin (D-N. C.) said he feels it (Continued Page 3, Col. 3) IRA's First Air Attack Is Dud BELFAST (AP) The Irish Republican Army launched its first air attack Thursday, drop- ping from a helicopter two milk churns filled with' explo- sives, the British army said. The bombs did not explode. One of the churns landed in the police station compound al Strabane, and the other hit out- side the post's sandbagged perimeter, the army said. "It was a clumsy attack an army officer at military head- quarters said. "But it conic lave been bloody if the bombs lad exploded.'" Strabane is a mainly Roman Catholic town on Ihe bordei with the Irish republic. British troops are stationed al the post. Prison Sentence for Plumbers' Chieftain WASHINGTON (AP) Egil  arently did not wake up before he flames caught them. A window between the dormi- ory and an exit staircase was ound closed. It could have erved as an escape route, bul pparently no one tried to open t. The building of a [roup of brick, concrete and [lass structures at the School of he Sacred Heart, which the St. Francis Brothers operate. The chool is in a park and is isolat- d from Heusden. One source said there were 25 other boarders in the school, 'he fire did not spread to their iormilory buildings. The burned dormitory was 3iiilt in 1926 and had three lories. The fire broke out on he top floor, where the boys lepl in cubicles, separated by tvooden partitions. The children sleeping on other loors fled by the staircase. Authorities said it appeared the fire caught slowly at first, giving off Ihick fumes that as- phyxiated the children, and then bursl into roaring flames that fed quickly on the wooden panels between the beds. Extent of Finance Disclosure Law Unclear By Roland Krckclcr The system of reporting contributions and expendi- tures established under Iowa's new campaign finance disclo- sure law leaves it unclear whether full disclosure is re- quired when a campaign com- mittee dissolves. Members of Ihe stale com- mission established under Ihe stalulc, however, indicated to The Gazette Wednesday Ihnl Ihcy Intend lo lake steps to in- sure full disclosure is re- quired. The problem cnmc lo light when n Gazelle rcporlcr checked further into the lack of nnniinl reports for 10711 from seven candidates in Linn county, as reported in The Gazelle Tuesday. The reports were lo be turned in no later than Jan. 20. One of those who indicated in an October report thai he had reportablc income, but had no annual report on file, was Sieve .Sovern, successful candidate for Cedar Rapids school board. Sovern snid Wednesday he and Ihrec lawyers looked nt the law nnd felt Ihnl he had done whnt the Inw required. County Auditor Merle Kopcl. county election commissioner, agreed. Sovern filed a nolici- of dis- solution in October at the same lime he filed his quar- terly report of contributions and expenditures. Thus (here was no lime be- tween the filing of the quar- terly report and filing of Ihe notice of dissolution for (he receipt of contributions or ex- penditure of funds that would have lobe reported. However, if a candidate files a notice of dissolution after he files a quarterly re- port, he could receive con- tributions or spend money without reporting It before dissolving his organization. The notice of dissolulion de- veloped by (lie secretary of slnle as slale eleclion com- missioner and approved by (he finance disclosure com- mittee does not call for an ac- counting of receipts and ex- penses. H is questionable whether a candidate who has dissolved his organization would be re- quired to file additional re- ports, since the organization no longer exists. If it is assumed he does not have to make additional re- ports, the income and expen- ditures belwc.cn his last report and Ihe time of dissolution, would not have lo be reported. The fault may lie in the. no- lice of dissolution forms devel- oped by Ihn slalc. The slalute calls for a politi- cal committee (which is de- fined to include a candidate) to give notice within 30 days of dissolution that Ihe commit- tee is dissolved. The statute says this notice is lo he made on a dissolution report form prescribed by the slate. In Ihe same section, the statute says all reports re- ferred lo in the section arc to include such things as a list of contributions and dishurse- menls. A s previously indicated here, the forms prepared by Ihe slate do not include those (Continued: Page 2, Col. 1.) fflxon Asks School Aid Revamping }azctte Leased Wires WASHINGTON President iixon asked congress Thursday scrap more than 30 "Great society" education programs nd appropriate billion in i revamped federal education irogram he said would give uore flexibility and authority o local communities. Breaking from tradition, Nix- n sent an education message utlining the program lo con- press before delivering his "late of the Union message, the normal vehicle for outlining ;uch plans. He also disclosed for the first ime the billion figure, an ncrease of billion over federal education spending in 1970. "No matter the faith or fam- ily circumstance, each child should have equal access to a good Nixon said. Key Points The program includes: Request for a supplemental appropriation of billion for the current fiscal year which will be used for the school year beginning in September in order to provide prior funding and fa- cilitate budget planning for school districts. .This amount was included in the billion figure. A-phasing out of the "impact aid" program of federal assist- ance to school districts with large numbers of students from federal installations such as military posts. More operating funds for the pre-school Headstart program and money "to insure that all children participating hi Head- start can obtain a nourishing Breakfast and lunch." Further consolidation of jresent vocational education H'ograms and merger of "exist- ng authorities in adult educa- ion." A billion program for pro- I'iding grants to needy students "or college and other post sec- mdary educational needs. Cur- rently the average grant is and is limited to entering fresh- men. Under the new proposal rants of up to would be provided depending on need. A supplementary program to guarantee student loans for ther students who need finan- ial assistance. A new grant program de- igned to solve specific prob- ems caused by school desegre- ation. A consolidation of eight dif- e r e n t programs for han- icapped children into four reader categories. The main thrust of Nixon's ew plan is to consolidate the ducational programs begun nder President Lyndon John- on into broad categories of fcd- ral assistance. Nixon said his proposals were framed to achieve the max- mum possible consolidation of unding authorities so that slate nd local agencies can use fed- ral funds to meet national riorilies in their own ways." Fast Action Nixon called for fast action on his proposals. "School districts across the nation will begin putting their annual budgets together next (Conlinueri Page 3. Col. 4) IS Perish MANILA (AP) Eighteen persons were killed and 21 In- jured when a bus 'carrying persons plunged into a 200-foot ravine today near Baguio, 130 miles north of Manila, police said. Today's Chuckle The average shopping curl, will hold one kid nml n week's wages. cowimii   

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