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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 25, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                 Weather—  Fair tonight, lows around .‘JO. Cloudy Saturday with highs around Kl.  VOLIJ MIC 92 NUM BKK Iii  (ft 4 clar Hat)kb  CITY  FINAL  IO CENTS  *  CIO DA Ii RAPIDS, IOWA, KIU DAY, JANI ABY 25, 1974  S500JI00  ASSOCIATED PRKSS, UPI, NKW YOUK TI MKS  Says FPC s i,Tr :< P uard   .    Oil    Industry  Axed Cheap Gas Sales  In Rollbacks  WASHINGTON (UPI) Federal Energy Administrator Wil-1 J Ham Simon said Friday he did j I riot oppose rolling hack the) Ex-j price of oil so long as it did not I from !  lurt  Petroleum industry.  Simon’s remarks before the   c     .    .    ... I senate investigations subcom-  S. over the past few years while| miUee h( ,. lded by S( . n  , |cnry ;  WASHINGTON (AH) -pensive natural gas abroad has been sold in the U.  the Federal Power Commission I Jackson (D-Wash.; was barring some sales of far cheaper domestic supplies.  The commission, which regulates the prices charged for natural gas sold to interstate pipelines, rejected many of the proposed sales of domestic gas on  eventual price shipments.  of the foreign  came amid a growing congressional demand that something be done to stop the rising gasoline prices.  Jackson has suggested prices be rolled back and controlled so that increases be limited only to those justified by rising costs, grounds that the projected price I Senator Adlai Stevenson (D-Ill.) was too high.    said Friday he would introduce  Yet the commission’s own fig-'legislation to    roll them back    to  ures show that frequently the    Dec. I levels,  rejected domestic gas prices “Reasonable Level”  were as little as one-third the    ,  We have no problem in setting back the price so that it would be a reasonable level,” Price Increases    Simon said. But he added that it  The result was price increases  cou ld not be a level that would for gas consumers.    be uneconomic for the oil in-  Itush Moody, vice-chairman  ( iustry. of the FPC, charged that many: Jackson asked if the price of commission rate decisions j crude oil could be rolled back to amount to ‘‘regulatory capri- ^ P er  barrel. Simon said “that ciousness.”     can  be accomplished,” but  “If somebody stands back warned that Jackson’s proposed away from us and looks at legislation could hurt the na-many of the things we do, I     s  smaller    oil    companies,  don’t think we can be logically    Simon said    he    continued to    be  defended,” Moody said in an in- encouraged by conservation tcrview    measures, but conceded under  Moody submitted vigorous Jackson s questioning that in dissents in several rate  caS ei the near term it>s  (gasoline sup-decisions last year, among them P     1 ' v0r ^ e ' J   denial of permission for the Tennaco Oil sell five million  Ie Photo by John Mclvcr  Simon said the Federal Kn-  FLAMES SWEPT THROUGH THE MARION Bowl, 3465 Seventh avenue in Marion, early Friday caus'ng a loss estimafed at $500,000. All Marion fire units battled the blaze, which was reported at 3:54 a.m., shortly after the bus : nesr was c osed for the night. Firemen saved the adjacent Town’s Edge Auto and Cycle Sales building, but the bowling alley was destroyed. Mere photos on page 5.  iii Co of Houlton to  er Sy Office had figures showing senate W atergate committee’s i in the past anc nillion cubic feet of  a 9 8  percent saving in gasoline  ncxt  round of hearings, but our position has lav to the Northern ^ or  ^ lc  P ast week  but that fell Charles Colson, Nixon’s former Three White  ' ~    ,    ™,    short of tho honor) for I‘I r-ornont SDOCiul COUnsC‘1 and political filort in conner!  Reboio Tops Bugging Panel's Witness List  WASHINGTON (UPI) — I Ziegler said Nixon would not Charles “Bebe” Rebozo, Pres- meet personally with the Water-ident Nixon’s close friend, is on gate committee, as it asked, the list of witnesses for the Nixon has refused such requests:  and Ziegler said.! not changed.”  C.R. Man,jJ8, Shun Passage of Bill  V/ith Tax Cut Rider  Killed in Fire In His Home  Cedar Rapids News—  One person was killed Thursday afternoon in a fire that started in a chair at  donee at 128 Seventeenth street  WASHINGTON (AP) — Thelthe executive branch opposed senate voted overwhelmingly to jibe amendment cut personal income taxes  Senate backers of the tax cut  Bowling Alley Is Gutted  By Larry Tanner  Flames raged through the Marion Bowl, 8465 Seventh avenue in Marion, early Friday leaving a loss of about $500,000 in their wake.  Black smoke continued to pour from the smouldering ruins of the 248 by 200-foot sheet metal building at mid-day Friday and firemen remained on the scene.  Cause of the blaze was not immediately determined.  Closed at J a.m.  Ralph Gordon, proprietor of the bowling alley, told The Gazette that he closed up and left “shortly after 3 a.m.” and no smoke smell was evident.  Marion police made a routine check of the building entrances at 3:20 a.m. and found nothing wrong.  The fire was reported by a cab driver at 3:54 a m., who called Marion police radio.  All Marion fire units, except the grass fire truck, responded to the alarm.  Assist Firemen  The Cedar Rapids fire department sent a rescue unit to the scene with oxygen for firefighters using gas masks to  I  i .u    ia    u I_    enter    the    building    with    hoses.  id they    would    be looking    for _    ..    ”    .   J     °    no    I    .inn    cniintu    «hi»riff    c  a real-  Thur ^ a >.  an , d decl “ ,ed lu IJurtW''opportunM^'lo''raise  The Llrm    sbcr '«'*    *•  pa*.s the final version.  the issue anew on the floor, but P ar , tmcnt  * nt , its  emergency ve-  House memos s\V  political filed j n  connection with con-i aide. is not.    sumer advocate Ralph Nader's  The committee staff was ex- suit to roll back the 1971 milk pee ted to release the list Friday support price revealed that the Erie Zausner, as-|or Monday at the latest. The milk producers had promised “‘ive been caused by inhalation  $90,000 a  Northern claimed an emer-j    ,  Boney saving it was criticallyi  ,or y  r ' P« r »s showing supples of| short of supplies, but a majority    Petroleum    products    tipi  Shorter List  jered only $232.51)0 by six months The fire was  gas per day to the Northern! 1 ” 1 l,lt ' P ast     i Kn<w .i a i  Natural Gas Co. of Omaha.    The     short  ° f lhc     hoped    for 13    percent|>>P< of    j-ounse  proposed base rate was 47 cents     sav,n 8-  per thousand cubic feet, more    Misleading Reports  than double theFPCs approved  Mcanwhj|c   ra e eel mg o celts.    sietant administrator in    Simon’s I hearings    resume next Tuesday  Critically Short    office, told    the    house    public  lands subcommittee that inven-  The list will be much shorter ,than the list presented to the  of the”commission”said North-! over a  V ear a R°  arc  misleading. !^° mmittee . by the stall Wednes-  llticaI     Gordon    Stratham  oi inc commission sam isonri    ..viilnhli*    fitnirns    ^ay    in    gaining    approval    for    at  cm failed to fully support its  Th e latest available ngunis,    weeks    of    additional  claim and reiected the request  wh,ch have been check «i by the  ,east .  ,wo weeks of a a<btional claim ana rejected inc request. |----- .----- reporting     S y*lem    hearings.  the Customers Sam Dash. chief counsel, said Rebozo “certainly will be” on  Instead, after approving a fax there seemed little chance the  victim was John C. Hin-richs, 88. who lived alone.  Fire officials said death mac  month but had deliv-M superheated air.  hide to the fire and deputies  cut amendment, it sent the bill committee would approve a     usec *     a    s P ec i fl i    metal    cutter    to  back to the finance committee large income tax cut and send    °P en    tbe     building    s    walls    so    fire-  for further study of the entire  tbt ,  bil j  back for a vote>  legislation.    T be     issue    was    raised    suddenly  The amendment would have Thursday by Kennedy, in the allowed taxpayers to increase i b j r( j day of debate on a minor!  In his dissent, Moody ques- new lr ”P° r ^ tipped how the FPC could .turn  c  J     are    now     KeDoz.    ••certainly    wit. Pe - on  down a 47-cent rate to be paid <2.7  mjl | icn  barrels a day below j'he witness list for the first a domestic producer when  we  i€xpecte( j  nec( j s  he said    j wcek of  bearings on Rebozo’s  • This shortage will quickly handling of a $100.00(1 ^"‘ rib  h  u - : would not t ry to impede the im-reduce our inventories to dan-hon lo Nixons campaign bv ,    .    .  gerously low levels unless    M'-"- Ipeachment inquiry.  continue our programs to reduce demand and equitably allo  tter. The memos wore written Hinrichs’ son, John, who wimt to then White House chief of to the house to check on his staff ll. R Haldeman by his po- father.  Cedar Rapids Fire Chief Ed-  Rep. Peter (Iodine (D-N.J.I. «'I Mc.Mickle said the elder H.n-  ehairman of the house judiciary f. ,chs  ™ adc an a(Um P'  to l ' x ’ committee, met with John Doar. languish the fire.  its special impeachment counsel. ,,  h lr ''  dam ?« c  “ as  , canfl ' Hd  and told reporters later  lhat  'he chair where the tire starts  Special Watergate Prosecutor  an   (Continued Page 3, Col. 3)  Tax Exemption On Food Gains  yesterday granted two import authorizations for emergency gas at $1.50 and $1.54 per thousand cubic feet to be purchased from a foreign source. What kind and quality of consumer protection is that?”  The Tennaco case was far from unique, Moody said in the interview.  "I would have to say that we have cleared a number of emergency imports like that, probably in the range of six or seven every year,” he said, them are in the sann price range and I just have a great deal of difficulty in rationalizing that kind of decision.”  Higher Price  The FPC decision to turn save taxpayers down the Tenneeo-Northcrn pro- $32 million annually.  „ ..    ...    .r~r>    i ci Tho measure is one  (Continued Page 3, Co  Leon Jaworski had assured he  wp billionaire Howard Hughes.  D a v e Dor sen, the staff member in charge of the controversy surrounding the 1971 milk price-support decision, said Colson, who was the White House liaison to the dairy industry at tht- time. would not be summoned  the floor.  The victim probably would have survived had he not taken stufiing from the chair in the livingroom to a kitchen  (Continued: Page 3, Col 2 )  discovered by     an( ^    dependent    income    house-passed revenue measure.  ‘ tax exemptions from $750 to  Thls bi jj  a i reac jy heon made $850 It would have been retro- vehicle for about a dozen active for the 1973 tax year and senate riders, mostly relatively would have reduced the taxes minor-ta* relief provisions for due on returns now being filed, businesses.  Uncertain Future  The chief sponsor, Sen. Kennedy iD-Mass.), said this would have meant a saving of $3.5 billion annually.  Had the bill with the amendment passed the senate, it faced an uncertain future in the  Long Motion  Senator Long (D-La.), finance committee chairman, moved to send the bill with all its riders back to his pane  passed.  Long argued that so many  men could get in.  Marion firemen saved the adjacent Town’s Edge Auto and Cycle Sales building, 3497 Seventh avenue. The buildings are just a few feet apart.  The auto firm received some smoke damage, but employes managed to get vehicles in the shop out before they were damaged.  No Injuries  Officials said no one was in-  The motion j urec *  in tbe  blaze. Firefighters’ efforts were directed by Chief James Reynolds from a heli-  DKS MOINES (AP) - A bill to “All of exempt food and prescription general drugs from the 3 percent state sales tax was sent to the bv a committee Friday.  Yank Held By Chinese  WASHINGTON (AP) — Tin-state department said Friday j that Gerald Hash, American civilian defense department employe missing in the Paracelj Islands battle, is in Communist Chinese hands.  Today s Index  Jury Target  Colson refused to testify before the Watergate committee last September on grounds he senate I w as the target of a grand jury 'investigation, and Dorsen Tile senate ways and means he would not be called now. committee passed the bill out The hearings during the week on a 10-1 vote. The bill would of Feb. 4, will take up whether amended it to delete a section ot cd.  an estimated the administration’s increase in the Iowa obscenity law.    J    Reb*  the 1971 support price for raw of Gov. milk was tied to milk producers’  Robert Rays proposals.    $437,000    in contributions to Nix-  It would exempt most gro- on’s re-election eflort, eery store food items designed In other Watergate developer human consumption, as well ments:  as prescription drugs.    White    House Press Secretary  Prophylactic, VO  ®Mo , N,^ n !  t0 K , ! s  ay  Deaths in Phnom Penh  Shelling Mount to 44  major changes had been made copter “hich was furnished by house. And un administration  dur j nK  d cba t e  that the leg- The city of Cedar Rapids, spokesman at the Capitol said j s j  Chief Vernon  DES  allow vending machine sales of prophylactic contraceptives, and venereal disease treatment of young persons without parental consent went to Gov. Robert Ray on Friday.  The senate concurred with house amendments, 37-3. and said sent the measures to Ray.  The prophylactics bill passed the senate last year. Tht  PHNOM PENH. Cambodia Government intelligence (AP) — Insurgents shelled sources said the Khmer Rouge Phnom Penh’s airport Friday as insurgents apparently have at the toll from a Thursday night least three captured Amertcan-artillcry attack on the capital made howitzers emplaced near house j rose to 44 killed and 117 wound- the Prek Thnot river south of  the city  Iowa obscenity law.    Rebel    gunners    Friday    aimed  The house had amended the lo rounds at the Pochentong second measure to allow doctors airport, killing one person and to treat persons under 16 years wounding two others. of age for venereal disease with-: Insurgents also fired three alout informing their parents. ; tiller)’ shells Friday into The senate concurred with city, killing a girl, 3 that amendment 44-0.    I    wounding three people.  The guns have an effective rangq of six miles, and military sources believe they are concealed just south of a bend in the river that is less than that I be distance away, and  lsiation should have the benefit j Assistant Fire of study by his committee and Bhetz said the fire was brought possibly public hearings.    -under    control    shortly after 6  He said that, in addition to the  a m -Kennedy amendment, the sen- Gordon and Henry Katz of ate had accepted a proposal by ( bt . K a y  an{ | £ SS  Corp., owner Sen. Church, (D-Idaho), to give  0 f t be  building, said new bowling lanes and automatic pinsetters were included in a $180,000 renovation completed last year.  “Thirteen years of work is going up in smoke,” Gordon said while watching the flames burn out the interior.  “I don’t know yet whether I will rebuild. I would like to relocate somewhere in Marion ” he said.  Find Pot Weakens Disease Defense     Comics    17      Courthouse    3      Crossword    17      Daily Record    3      Deaths    3      Editorial Features    6      Farm    4      Financial    18      Marion    18      !Mov irs    8      Society    ll      Sports    13-15      State    I «      Television    16      Want Ads    20-23     By Alton Itlakeslee  NKW YORK (AP) - Regular smoking of marijuana weakens tin* body’s defenses against disease, a medical team reports.  It said the defect was found among men and women 16 to 35 years old who had smoked either marijuana or hashish at least once a week for more than a year. The average was four times a week for four years.  Specifically, one finding was a decreased ability of certain white blood cells, which defend tin* body against illness, to interact with “foreign” substances in a test tube.  Cell division in this type of cell also was inhibited in marijuana users, compared  with non users, said the specialists from Columbia university’s college of physicians and surgeons.  The study represents the first direct evidence of cellular damage in humans from marijuana, said Dr. Gabriel Nnhas. research professor of anesthesiology and t e a rn head.  Ile called for a review of findings of the National Commission on Marijuana, saying doctors “should not accept those recommendations . . which might lead to marijuana legalization without tut’ thor analysis of all the facts, especially those that are now being collected by researchers on a molecular level.”  Nahas said Uh' researchers also observed that marijuana  products accumulate in the germ cells of the testes and ovaries, the human sex glands  “It is therefore most urgent to find out to what extent I o ii g -1 v r rn marijuana use might possibly affect adversely the offspring of the man juana user,” he said.  The studies involved white cells known as T lymphocytes, believed to defend against viruses and virus-like particles  Such cells were taken from 51 marijuana users, of median age 22, and Bl healthy persons, median age 44, who had never used tin' drug Some patients with cancer, blood [Masoning and recent kidney transplants were also included.  In one experiment, the white cells were reacted with a plant protein, abbreviated as PHA, that induces lymphocytes to enlarge and reproduce.  The ability of white cells from marijuana users to un dergo cell division was 40 per cent less than that from the healthy non users. The fact the non-smokers were older made the results more impressive. because “the immune response of w bite blood cells is known to decrease with age.”  T Ii e marijuana smokers showed about the same de crease in immune response as people with tumors that had spread regionally, the researchers said.  F'orty-six rounds landed in Phnom Penh Thursday night Most of them hit in a crowded, low incom* 4  housing area about 400 yards west of President Lon Nol’s palace. Western observers believed the gunners were trying to hit the palace.  The barrage began about 8:30 p rn. as some families were celebrating the lunar new year. The toll rose steadily through tin- night as wounded persons died  Phnom Penh has been shelled almost daily since Dec. 23.  In the last week the Khmer Rouge south of the capital have pushed government forces back as much as five miles along a 14 mile-wide front, and some infiltrators have been reported univ two miles from the city  IWei if** i buckle  The first thing a new secre tary types is the boss.  elderly taxpayers $200 million ’ax re’ief bv boosting the retirement me 'me credit.  The Kennedy amendment. fought bv gen. Herd, (Iud.-Va.I who said it was much too costly, was adopted 53 to 27  Britain Faces Strike, Keeps 3-Dav Week  7    Gordon estimated the los  LONDON (AP) The govern- j “more than $450,000 ” Katz ment Friday dashed hopes of a bis guess would be half a  return to full-time work and bon dollars.  Loss Estimates  s at said mil-  said the threat of a nationwide coal strike made it more neees--ary than ever to keep industry on a three day schedule.  Energy Minister Patrick Jen-j kin told th<* house of commons, that electricity must be eon-i served more at home to keep industry operating even on the> limited schedule He said th** government had been considering relaxing restrictions on th)* work week, “but \esterday’.s decision by the executive of the National Union of Mineworkers has introduce*! a new dimension "  The 27-man executive committee of the union voted 16-10 in favor of recommending a national strike in a vote by its 280 OOO members.  In the face of this further threat to power station coal supplies, the government considers that it would be imprudent to introduce the easements we had  <( outinui’d Page 3, Gol 5)  Katz was at the tire scene in a dual role. He is the building owner, hut also is a member of the Marion volunteer firemen organization width assists the city’s tire depart-ment.  .Marion police and (Continued Page 3, Col. I  th)  Wheat Import Curbs Lifted  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Nixon Friday lifted for five months curbs on wheat im ports in a move the White House said was aimed at stabilizing prices.  By proclamation, Nixon suspended from Saturday through June 3d an annual quota limiting imports to HOO,(too bushels of wheat and nulled wheat products   

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