Cedar Rapids Gazette, February 5, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

February 05, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 5, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Cloudy wilt a chance of snow or freezing rain luuight uuil Wed- nesday. Laws In the 20s. High Wednesday around 30. VOLUME 92 NUMUKK 27 CITY FINAL 10 CENTS CtiDAK UAPIDS, IOWA, TUESDAY, KEBIUJAKY 5, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMKS WASHINGTON (UPI) Leaders of both parties said Tuesday that (here was a good chance the senate would vote for a rollback in the price of crude oil. But Federal Energy Chief Wil- liam Simon warned that unless the public believes the energy crisis is real and takes neces- sary conservation measures, the fuel shortage could turn into a catastrophe. "Fraud" Petroleum industry represen- tatives Tuesday attacked pro- posed oil tax changes and price rollbacks that they maintained would be counterproductive in the drive for more energy. Government steps to roll back crude oil prices, reduce the profitability of producers or hike the "tax burden on do- mestic production would be counterproductive to the basic and' pressing need to increase U.S. supplies of oil and natural gas." said C. John Miller, head of the Independent Petroleum Assn. of America. Strong opposition to any roll- back came from Sen. James Buckley He said such a move would be "a fraud on the American consumer" and would discourage invest- ment needed for the U.S. to become self-isufficienfin energy. In a prepared speech at the National Press Club, in Washing- ton, Simon made a plea for public confidence in the govern- ment's handling of 'the energy crisis. "If people don't believe us when we tell them there is an energy crisis, if they think we are acting in cahoots with, the major oil companies to boost oil profits at the expense of the people, they will not Simon said. "They will not con- serve. And if that happens, the current crisis could come to be a catastrophe." Treasury Secretary Shultz told the house ways and means com- mittee Monday that he's firmly against a rollback. During the committee's hear- ing on oil tax reform proposals, however, Simon appeared to show at least some flexibility on rollback points. But, talking later -to reporters, Simon insist- ed he's not clashing with Shultz. Roll Back Meanwhile, senate-house con- ferees on the emergency energy legislation approved a proposal to roll back the price of some domestic crude said it would apply to roughly 29 per- cent of ojl produced in the U.S. Senator Henry Jackson (D- author of the provision, said administration officials es- timate the rollback would lower the price of gasoline at the pump by cents. After the rollback to a barrel, prices could be increased only as a result of higher costs and would not exceed a ceiling per barrel. At the ways and means com- mittee Shultz took a strong stand against a rollback in present crude oil prices despite indications from elsewhere in Ihe administration that such a step may be under study. Shultz termed it "a very poor idea" that would dampen new invest- ment, switch profits from the U.S. to abroad, and would in the long consumers cheaper petroleum products. Two more major oil market- ers, Exxon and Gulf, increased gasoline prices Tuesday. Exxon announced an increase of 3.5 rjcnts a gallon, Gulf 5.5 cents n gallon. Exxon also said it 'was in- creasing its prices of heating nil and most dicsel fuels by 2.4 cents a gallon. Gulf increased (Continued: Page II, Col. 3.) Coast Guard Head WASHINGTON (Al1) Dear Adm. Owen Silcr, a native of Seattle, Wnsli., IHIS been nomin- ated to be cnmmandimt of the U.S. cons 4 Shot Dead; Police Blame Muslim Feud NEW YORK burst into a Black Muslim mos- que in Brooklyn Monday night and opened fire, killing the lead- er of the sect, police said. Four persons, including two in- truders, died in the Shootout. Bilal Abdullah Rahman, min- ister of the Yasim mosque, was the target of the attack in what seemed to be an internal dis- pute. He died of multiple wounds in the foyer of the crumbling brick building on the border of the seamy Bedford- Stuvcysant section. Also dead when police reached Ihe mosque were Peter Jeffries, identified through fin- gerprints as a Black Muslim, and a man tentatively identified as Ed Mason, both of the Bronx. Police said Jeffries and Mason, both wearing heavy winter jack- ets, apparently were among :he gunmen who burst into the mosque and opened fire upon Rahman. Returned Fire His followers raced from the top floors of the building and re- turned the fire, killing the gun- men. The fourth victim was identified as Mohamed Ahmed. A fifth Muslim, known as Jamil Haqq, was in critical condition at Brooklyn Jewish hospital. "I opened the front door and there were just bodies sprawled out said Officer Mike Didonna of (lie Utica ave- nue istationhouse. "Blood all over the walls and the floor The people in the. mosque just stood there. They showed no emotion, they wouldn't say any thing. God, I just couldn't be lieve it." Police said two gunmen armed with pistols, rang the buzzer at the mosque and were admitted about p.m. About 30 minutes later an anonymous caller notified police. Asst. Police Chief William Sullivan .said, "We really aren't sure how many there were. No one's talking." Detectives said police found a ,22-caliber revolv- er, a rifle, an automatic pistol and a shotgun inside the mos- que. Another handgun was found outside in a trash can. Escaped Gunman? There were also some 9mm shells lying around the room, and since detectives could find no weapons to match the shells, they speculated at least one gunman may have escaped the carnage. The shooting, Sullivan said, apparently a factional dis- pute between rival Muslim fac- tions." According to police, the mcs- que was part of the Sunni Mus- lim movement, whose adherents claim to be more orthodox in their practice of Islam than the Black Muslims, who follow the teachings of Elijah Muhammad. Rahman, the slain minister of the sect, won a police depart- ment citation last year for his part in developing lines of com- munication between officials and four heavily armed Black Muslins who 'holed up for 47 hours in a sporting goods store with nine hostages before sur- rendering. Cedar Rapids Two officials of cities in Linn county were indicted Monday and are accused of accepting gifts and gratuities contrary to stale law. Edward Gustoff, a Center Point oflicinl, was accused of accepting a portable television set fob. 28, 1973, in connection with the purchase of some chemicals from Hi-Chcm Indus tries, Inc. llobcrl Henry, a Cedar Hnplds city employe, was accused of receiving on two occasions lust year in connection with p chase of some chemicals from Del Chemical Co. The incidents (Continued: Page 3, Col. 4.) Patrol Escorts Truck Convoy Iowa ntwj- ifcred a minor hand injury. He A convoy of trucks, escorted was gclting inlo nis scmi.lrailer iby highway patrolmen and other Iowa officials, started a trek east from Council Bluffs early Tuesday in another phase of the independent truckers' strike. As the strike spread, more meat processors felt the impact, more were laid off and hipments of various supplies rickled down. The impact was not severe in iaslcrn Iowa as of Tuesday, al- (Iowa City feels strike im- pact, farmers cautious Page 5.) hough some industries were be- ginning to feel the pinch. A number of Iowa packing ilanls Tuesday discontinued iperation or curtailed produc- ion because of the uncertain rucking situation, and a number of Iowa livestock mar- Telepholo SEMI-TRAILER trucks began a trek from Council Bluffs to Chicago and the East Coast in convoy formation early Tuesday, escorted by highway patrol and other Iowa officials. They were carrying nearly 1.5 million tons of meat. Pope Removes Mindszenty VATICAN CITY (AP) Pope Paul VI Tuesday removed Jo- seph Cardinal Mindszenty as primate of Hungary and arch- bishop of Esztergom. The Pontiff reportedly acted in spite of opposition from the Cardinal Mindszenty 81-year-old prelate, who spent 30 years in Nazi and Communist jails and became a symbol of Hungarian resistance to tyran- ny. The Vatican announced that Pope Paul declared the arch- diocese of Esztergom, the main Roman Catholic Church position in Hungary, vacant and named Bishop Lazslo Lckai as "aposto- lic administrator" to run it pending further action. "Ample Exchange" Explaining Mindszenty's re- moval, the Vatican said only that Pope Paul acted after tak- ing into "consideration the pas- toral problems of the arch- diocese of Esztergom and after having had an ample exchange of correspondence with Cardinal Archbishop Mindszenty on this matter." Dismissal of Mindszenty came just three days before the 25th anniversary of his sentencing to life imprisonment by Hungary. He fled to the U.S. legation in Budapest during the unsuccess.r ful 1956 Hungarian-uprising and spent 15 years there before bow- ing to a personal appeal from Pope Paul and leaving for exile in Rome. In 1972 he moved to Vienna to "live closer to his homeland." Always Wary Mindszenty, gaunt and bending, has always been wary of the Pope's diplomatic rap- prochement with the Communist governments of Eastern Europe. For a long lime he turned down Vatican pressure to quit his isolation in the legation to help improve church-slate rela- tions in Hungary. When he finally gave in, he is known to have insisted on re- taining his position as Ihe No. 1 Roman Catholic prelate of Hun- gary to dramatize his fiery anti Communist role. Hungary's Communist govern ment had asked the Vatican fo a suitable .successor" t Mindszenty as early as 1964. Bu the Vatican asked some degre of religious freedom before con sidering the request. -tets reported sharp drops in ivestock offerings. Truck Fleet A fleet of 33 trucks, including tanker carrying gallons of diesel fuel and a wrecker Mlling a spare cab, left Council Bluffs at a.m. One truck dropped out early because of a ituck throttle. A spokesman for Best Refrig- eration Co., Council Bluffs, saic the convoy was enroute to New York City with about 1.5 million tons of beef. Most of the trucks-in the cara van were owned by Best. The fleet was accompanied by Iowa highway patrol cars, sheriff's deputies, Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents and Iowa commerce commis- sion employes. Ah IHP patrol plane was also flying overhead. The caravan was to have IHP protection unti it reached the Iowa-Illinois border at Bettendorf. The caravan picked up in the parking lot of an Eagle Supermarket when the incident occurred. Another driver, Maynard Wid- mar, Burlington, reported a brick was thrown through a win- low of his truck on highway 34 icar Burlington. He was driving or the Benner Tea Co., Burling- Three Burlington motels re- ortcd receiving anonymous tel- phoncd Ihreats that thieir places would be damaged if hey rented rooms to truckers. Plants Close Iowa Beef Processors, head [uartered in Dakota City, Neb., laid its kill plants wouldn't iperate Tuesday at Le Mars, Tort Dodge and Luverne, Minn. IBP said its West Point, Neb., ilant would operate on a half- ime basis. The Dakota City plant was to continue operations, officials ;aid, because its inventory was itill being built up following a prolonged strike. Workers at )akola City returned to their obs about a month ago. Clark Knowles, plant manager of World Wide Meats in Deni- son, said employes in the firm's (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.) more trucks at the Avoca in terchange of 1-80. A spokesman for Best said the caravan woulc not make a major stop until i reached Walcott in Eastern Iowa. George Schueman, owner o the Best firm, said the convoj asked for highway patrol pro tcction through each state i was to be traveling. No Illinois Orders He said he was "virtually as sured" of escorts in Illinois, In BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) jdiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Patricia Hearst, 20, grand- daughter of the late Publisher William Randolph Hearst, was kidnaped from her apartment Monday police said Tues- day. She is one of five daughters of I the state. Randolph Hearst, president and' But. an Illinois state police spokesman at Rock Island, 111. said troopers had no specia order to escort the convoy. He said patrols were being "beefei up" to protect truckers in all ofi Soviets, U, S. To Open New SALT Talks WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. and the Soviet Top federal and state media- ors scheduled an urgent meel- ng with President Nixon's chief if staff, Gen. Alexander Haig. The move indicated the talks lave reached a critical stage vith both sides hopeful that an agreement could be worked out quickly. Simon Hint Federal energy chief William Simon indicated Tuesday that .he Nixon administration is on .he verge of taking action designed to appease striking .ruckers. Simon started to disclose the action to senate-house conferees debating the emergency energy )ill but stopped when he was advised that the meeting was open to the public. Simon told the conferees that ie needed immediate legislative authority to allow the truckers to pass along the higher prices they are paying for diesel fuel. However, the conference c'iuir- man, Rep. Harley Staggers (D- W. told him it was not likely congress could act soon enough. Later, the senate commerce committee approved a tion that viould the way for the Interstate Commerce JC b'm m i s s i o n to permit the Union editor of the San Francisco Ex- aminer and board chairman of the Hearst Corp. At least four shots were fired at people on the street as Miss Hearst, screaming and plead- ing, was blindfolded and tossed into the trunk of a car and taken away by two men. No one was hit. Furniture in (he apartment Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) The from convoy included trucks Best, American Beef Packers, Inc., and Lowry Truck- ing Co., Schueman said. Several reports of minor vi- olence involving truck drivers were reported in Iowa over- night. One driver suffered minor in- juries when a brick was thrown through a window of his truck in Burlington during thc night. Floyd Miller, Moline, 111., suf- Special Prosecutor Requested Ily Kolaml Krckcler ..Linn District Judge William Eads said Tuesday Ally. Gen. Richard Turner had agreed to assign one of his assistants to for granting immunity in such as larceny, referred to Tuesday that if advise the county grand jury in its investigation of Ihe Cedar Hapids police depart- ment. Ends said Turner's insistence on honoring promises of immu- nity made by (be county attor- ney during an investigation of the department, e x p r e s s e d earlier In a statement to The Gazelle, was In Ihe attorney general's province, not Ihe court's. Monday morning the judge pointed out lo Ihe grand jury lho.ro Is no statutory authority ccutor, preferably the attorney general or an assistant, was requested Monday by the jury. Gen. Turner told The his rcclucstcd tllc collrt' thc s AppoinlmenTof a special pros- Brand jury and the county altor- Jnr nrnfornhlv I ho nttnrnev 'thcrc ls no I1105'10" wc report of a county attorney's in- vestigation which told of evi- dence of indictable offenses but brought no charges. agreed open the.sec- ond round of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks on Feb. 19. Secretary of State Kissinger told a reporter about the devel- opment as he emerged from a meeting with Soviet Foreign Minister Gromyko at the Soviet embassy. Gromyko, meanwhile, told the reporter that progress had been made for setting a date for President Nixon to visit the So- viet Union. It was learned last weekend that plans are under- way for a Nixon visit to the Kremlin late spring or early summer. The new round of SALT talks will concern an effort by the two super po.wers to limit the development of offensive nu- clear weapons. The objective is to strive for a settlement that could be designed by Nixon and Soviet Party Leader Brezhnev at the MOJCOW summit, pu in a two hour In a two-hour White House meeting Monday, Nixon and Gromyko discussed thc East and European issues and cur- r e n t U.S.-Soviet Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, ac- cording to Deputy Press Sec- retary Gerald Warren. Describing the session as "very useful and extensive and Warren said Nixon and Gromyko also "talked of this year's projected meeting between (he President and Gen- eral Secretary Brezhnev in thc Soviet Union." Warren singled out the Euro- pean security conference as one of thc subjects discussed by j Nixon and Gromyko. He would not give details on what was covered when the two discussed the Middle East. Officials at both thc White I would gladly participate." The county attorney said he "ipromised immunity to witnesses !so he could get at what he con- I House and thc state dcnart- will advise the jury. Today's Chuckle Women's Libbers don't like palronizing compliments. So what do you say "You're looking very equal loday'.'" "My only reservation is it isjsldcrcd "'1 such as violations of (ional rights by breaking while seeking evidence and electronic 11 was reliably reported William) f Prosecutor Garry Woodward from prosecution or the use of testimony, at least as to some witnesses." The eavesdropping. Turner commented further: "There may be some question Started by Judge i as lo whether such promises grand .jury investigation arc in lhc of follows n reminder from Judge William Eads that the jury is charged with inquiring into nil indictable offenses In Ihe countv. lie also referred to law which would authorize him to make that kind of commit- ment "Such commitments are com- "nl. .1.) mcnt said Ihe subject of Cuba had not come up in Gromyko's talks. LONDON (UPI) Leaders of Britain's coal miners Tuesday ordered a nationwide strike at midnight Saturday despite gov- ernment that thc move would lead thc nation from economic chaos into eco- nomic disaster. truckers to pass on fuel costs. Simon told the conferees his Federal Energy Office would be able to assure the truckers an adequate supply of diesel fuel, and it was at that point he start- ed to disclose thc administration action. 36 States Simon told the conferees that the proposal to roll back domes- tic, crude oil prices would not help solve the independent truckers' strike. Simon indicated that the price ceiling which the confer- ees had voted to put on domes- tic crude would only act to dry up supplies. Afterward, he told reporters he considered the roll- back provision but declined to say he would recommend a presidential veto. Thirty-six states were feeling effects of the shutdown of in- dependent truckers Tuesday. Thousands of workers have lost their jobs temporarily in affect- ed industries. Violence continued.. Near La- fayette, La., Monday night, two men in a car fired one shot at a paper-laden truck driven by Richard Guse of Kinder. La. The bullet pierced a fuel tank. Guse was not hit. There were food shortages and layoffs as federal-state ne- gotiators and representatives of striking independent truckers tried without success in Wash- ington to reach a compromise that could get the rigs rolling again. Sources close to the negotia- tions had indicated Monday night that agreement was near. But the session broke up early Tuesday without a solution. The compromise plan report- edly involved 11 points which (Continued: Page 3, Col. 6.) 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