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February 04, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 4, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Mun., Feb. 4, 1974 British Coal Miners Vote To Back Strike LONDON miners voted by an overwhelming 81 percent in returns announced Monday to launch a nationwide strike expected to turn Britain's economic crisis into a disaster. The mineworkers' union sak coal workers voted to to walk off their jobs next Sunday, escalating Iheir 12 week-old slowdown into a full- scale walkout. About 86 percent of Britain's miners took part in the crucial strike balloting last Thursday and Friday. The votes, counted by the indepen- dent Electoral Reform Society, were announced by mine- workers President Joe Gormley at union headquarters. The bal- lot authorized the union's na- tional executive committee to launch a strike on Sunday, but did not make it mandatory. New Talks The result was announced only a few hours before Prime Gal I up: Nixon Backing Slips To New Low ,11- M j it .u PRINCETON, N. J. (AP) Minister hdward Heath was to Presid Nj meet with union enters in a on-s popularity rating peaked at new attempt to stave off the 53 pcrcciU i( reach J .fncw ,QW of 26 percent, according to the After announcing the result. Gormley said, "This is proofi that the miners executive, wafs laken irarv to what a lot of people21' da-vs cxpeils said 18'-mmu e said, does know what is in the i" ,-mm "e miners' minds. What we need is! an increase in the (govern- ment's) cash offer." urcd in Iroversv the had l cm OS Ulltl. He said the union's executive separate erasures. on ipe that has fig- Watergate con- been caused bv Senate Passes Auto Liability Coverage Hike DES M01NES (DPI) The Iowa senate Monday approved legislation raising the required minimum liability coverage for automobile insurance holders inj carry the minimum of liability coverage under Iowa law. However, Sen. James Griffin (U-Council an insurance agent, said the proposal would increase premiums and could wind up being "just a plaintiff1 lawyer bill." Brief Solution To Fuel Crunch: Unlocked Pump was the scene of LOS ANGELES (AP) It was Sundav afternoon. anything but difficult to get gas- Boy, 15, Drowns In Motel Pool DECOKAH The indoor pool at Decorah's Cliff House motel drowning Dead Is Dennis Jones, 15, sonj unyiiuiig uui uiiiicuii HI gci iJeau is IAMIIMS jimi-o, oliiie at one city service station of Mr. and Mrs. Kmnu-lt of the group left pool to go into a sauna, and when they re- turned found Dennis at the bot- tom of the pool. Efforts lo revive She boy the state. On a 37-5 vote, the senate sent legislation to the house which would raise liability coverage] !Sunday. The station was closed iof near Lansing, but! Authorities said Dennis liadl jVan Nostrand Sees Tough Times for Gas DES MOINES (UPD-A high- ST'Mrr' Iowa energy official e saon was cose u uores sa e there was still a long line ofjbcon swimming in cars waiting their turn at brother and friends. The Surviving in addition to his six death lo one person to In addition, the minimum for the death of two or more persons would be in- Teased lo and the Monday that the motorists will have trou- ble purchasing gasoline by the end of February because of wailing pump. Police said the motorists were filling their tanks and driving away without paying because there was no one around to pay. The operator of the Stanford; joid East Paint Creek church [near Waukon. Martin Brothers After Arrested Inside to take. [point below the 27 percent ap-erty would bo hiked to station apparently forgot to lock smaller fuel allocations to of his wllcn 'closed Saturday night, Building Three "In a Hurry' Iproval rating Nixon received in i a poll taken in early January. Gorralcy said. "If the govern-1 r A cnmnlimf nf I orl, ment does not take this vote seriously, then all I can say is the government itself cannot be :aken seriously." He refused to predict whether he executive will, in fact, de- cide to launch a strike Sunday. he added, "the members by an 81 percent ma- hurry. This situation has been orced upon us." Boosts Asked To Improve, Modernize Combat Forces A sampling of adults were interviewed in the latest poll. Nixon received approval fron 26 percent of those inlervicwe disapproval from 64 percent an ten percent gave no opinion. He continued to receive h lighest rating in the Sout ority have told us they are in a Thirty-four percent of Southern ers surveyed approved of Ni.x on's job performance, compare with 22 percent in the East, percent in the Midwest and )ercent in the Far West. The President received ma percent, (Continued from Page 1.) the gross national product, however, it is the smallest since the beginning of the Korean war in 1950. "These Increases are required to improve the readiness of our armed forces, to build up levels of essential equipment and sup- plies and to meet today's higher costs of maintaining force Nixon said. The budget proposes mil- lion in new money for military fuel costs. Although no new ground wa broken in the defense budge proposal, the administration urged development of tablished weapons systems sue as the Trident nuclear subma rine and the Air Force Bl stra tegic bomber. "Mid-East Lessons" Nixon said extra funds an also needed to improve comba readiness, modernize forces and build up munitions "in ac- cordance with lessons learned in the Middle East war." He said the costs of defense manpower are higher with his all-volunteer force than with the draft. No longer does the gov ernment "tax" the young by commanding their services, he said. Nixon said his spending proposal for energy research is part of a five-year ?10-billion program aimed al aking the nation self-sufficienl in energy. Most will go for de- veloping a nuclear breeder re- actor arid for finding ways to convert coal into fuel that i: less polluting and more ef- ficient. The President left to future legislation any significant breakthrough in social pro- grams. He said he would submit a na- tional health insurance program to congress and dust off his wel- fare reform plan and offer it complete with a new name and a new approach. But neither of these major proposals will be enacted in time for inclusion in the fiscal 1975 budget. Nixon said national health insurance should not begin until fiscal 1977. He renewed his call for con- gressional passage of several special revenue-sharing pro- grams, under which direct fed- eral grant programs would be replaced by funds flowing to localities with fewer spending restrictions. But the tone this year was much different from a year ago, when Nixon proposed dras- tic cutbacks in many grant pro- grams and urged congress to replace them with his special revenue-sharing concept. Fund Impoundment He didn't touch on what has happened in the last year. Re- buffed by congress, he decided to impound several billion dol- lars in appropriated funds. When the courts decided against him, he released impounded health and education funds. Noting the cutbacks of a year ago, Malek told reporters: "in some cases we have prevailed and in some cases we haven't." The government's Hill-Burton hospital construction progran and federal aid to school dis tricts in areas with heavy feder al employment are being cu back sharply, he said. Other budget highlights: FOREIGN AID Spending for multilateral and bilateral as- sistance increases about million to billion. In addi- tion, aid for postwar reconstruc- tion in South Vietnam, Laos anc Cambodia rises million to million. Congress Raises PAY RAISES Members of congress and top federal of- ficials will receive 7.5 percent raises in each of the next three calendar years. Cabinet officers and supreme court justices will get one-time 7.5 percent raises in March, 1975, foregoing a raise this year. Nixon will not ask a raise for himself, Malek said. JOBS The administration proposed to spend billion in manpower assistance, primarily grants to localities to be used in increasing worker skills through [raining. Congress approved the legislation in December. In ad- dition, Nixon said he is asking million to distribute to areas with high unemployment rates. HIGHER EDUCATION Nixon sought billion for college student aid. The average needy student's grant would be almost doubled to a year. These grants would be supple- mented by about million for college-work study assistance :or an estimated stu- dents. Another would re- ceive million in direct new oans, and about one million lave guaranteed student loans. from Republicans. Eleven pel cent of Democrats and 28 per cent of independents exprcsse approval. Meanwhile, a survey by th Roper organization showed th 62 percent of adults ques tioned before Dec. 17 believe Nixon should resign or be im peached. An additional 31 per cent said the President shoul not resign but be tried b congress. Bribery Rumors Shake Up Italy ROME (AP) Charges of an ill scandal involving wide- pread bribing and hoarding by lil companies has generated new reaction in Italy's already ragile centerleft cabinet. Premier Mariano Rumor re- peatedly has delayed a meeting demanded by the feuding coali- ion partners to force a show- iown on government oil policy. The dispute forced the govern- ment to cancel on Saturday a scheduled 7Vz cent increase in he price of gasoline per liter. It vould have been the third since le energy crisis began, carry- ng the cost of a liter of pre- mium from 162 to 250 lire, or oughly 96 cents to a gal- Suspected Arsonist Finally Succeeds MANCHESTER-A suspected arsonist with an apparent dis- like for a shed on the Leo Cran- dall property in Manchester succeeded in eliminating the building In a second try on the weekend. The shed had been sol afire last Wednesday, but Manchester firemen had extinguished the blaze. The second fire, however, leveled the building. Saudis, Kuwait Pledge Continued Oil Embargo' BEIRUT (AP) Saudi Arabi; and Kuwait have given Pres ident Hafez Assad of Syrii lcfirm pledges" to continue tin oil embargo against the U.S. 3 e i r u t newspapers reportec Monday. The reports said King Faisa of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait's ruler, Sheik Sabah al Salem a Sabah, assured Assad that embargo will be maintai until an agreement to disengage Syrian and Israeli forces on the iolan Heights is worked out on Syrian terms. Syria's foreign minister Abdel Halim Khaddam, laid down terms Sunday for a disen gagement agreement that Israe s certain to reject. Khaddam in a statement to he Saudi press and governmenl 'adio said: "Syria will accepl military disengagement on the Golan Heights front only if it's made a part of a plan for a tota Israeli withdrawal from Arab territories conquered both in the 1973 and 1967 wars. Israeli leaders have repeated- ly made clear that Israel is going to retain permanently some of the territory taken in 1967 because they feel it is nec- essary to Israel's security. And one piece of territory they are most adamant about holding is the Golan Heights from which Syrian batteries shelled Israeli settlements in northern Galilee until the Israelis captured them. Says Henry May Talk to Syrians LOS ANGELES Secre- tary of State Kissinger has been asked by Syria to return to the Middle East and help hammer out an agreement on the separ- ation of Syrian and Israeli troops on the Golan Heights, the Los Angeles Times reported Mon- day. The newspaper quoted "well- placed diplomatic sources" From Beirut as saying Kissinger las accepted the request and plans to be in Damascus by the end of this week. However the Times said its Washington staff had learned t Kissinger's schedule was 'oo full to permit him lo leave "or the Middle East in the next two weeks. But the Times add- ed, however, that its Washing- ton sources did not rule out such ;i move altogether. FLOWER5 FOR YOUR FEB. I'-t Flower Shop AND GREENHOUSE, INC. YOUR FTD FLORIST 1800 ELLIS BLVD. NW FIOWERPHONE 366-1 B7f> Proponents of the measure said increasing the liability cov- erage would provide adequate financial protection for motor- ists who were involved in traffic accidents with persons not car- rying insurance. However, oppo- nents said the measure would increase premiums for male drivers under 25 years of age who could least afford it. Sen. Tom Riley (R-Ccdar Rapids) who introduced the pro- posal last year, said the bill w o u I d aid the responsible drivers and protect them from Ivice stations this month. Maurice Van Nostrand, Iowa commerce commission chair- man, said the major oil compa- nies sharply reduced the amount of gasoline lo be allocat- ed to stations during February. "We're in for some very tough times for gasoline this Van Nostrand said. "The major those who are sponsible." Sen. Earl "financially irre- Willets (D-Des Moines) said that the measure would affect only about 18 per- ;said, and an eagle-eyed motorist I Senate Caught in Speed Trap Set by House were charged; and entering; after Cedar liapids police! noticed the error toTi'is them Carma: 'Lou's House of .Music, 3907; Before long, other Point NK- Sunday loaders gave up plans to push were lined ott of the or linal passage of legislation drivewav and into (he Direct i Arrested were Donald L. Bur- lowering the stale s speed limit they had no DKS MOINES (UPH Senate ey a no a homanv pe-sons boy and a Hi-i tae of the situation before Thc tage of the situation before they were encouraged by officers to oU companies are going io pro- other stations, vide 7o to SD percent of the gas they provided in February two years ago." Van Nostrand, also a key en- ergy adviser lo Gov. Robert D. Ray, said the public's demand ror gasoline has increased each year and said it would take 110 )ercent of (he gas supplies available in February, 1972, to meet this month's demand. Luther Lecture 18- of Clifton street to 55 miles an hour Monday. Leaders said the delay was :neceSsary because of a problem with pos-jn preparing the proposal for session of a controlled sub-lsunate consideration after two stance, believed lo be mari-jiimendmcnts were added by the juana. 'house last week. (o Republican leader Clif- DECORAH Alex Haley, in-; Linn county jail. ternationally-known author world traveler and lecturer, will be at Luther college Monday at 8 p.m. in the Fieldhouse. Cost is Police said a car was ilon Lamborn of Maquoketa, who scenjhad hoped to complete action on parked behind the building. bill Monday, said the house ficers sealed off the building and radioed for assistance. per person. His appearance is! The building was entered by staff was still typing the amend- ments in the final house version and thai the bill would not be _ sponsored by the Lectures andjprying open the back door, po-'rcady for senate consideration Fine Arts series. said. 'until Tuesday. Let Perpetual's NEW Drive-Up Facility "PUT YO Now you can get "more for your money" from your car at Perpetual Savings and Loan. We've just opened three new drive-up stations at our Downtown Office. So you can "give us the business" from your front seat. Save. Withdraw. Make a mortgage payment. All you do, is roll down your window. It makes the trip all the more convenient. So next time you're rushed...or. don't want lo get out of your car...lake a "savings drive." And get "more for your the "driver's seat." Wore forydurWonejr PERPETUAi SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION 110 Second Ave., S.E. Cedar Rapids, Iowa Telephone 366-1851 Iowa City Branch: 132 East Washington Telephone 338-9751 EQUAL HOUSING LENDER ;