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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 5, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather— Cloudy with a chance of snow or freezing rain tonight and Wednesday. IwOWi in the 20s. High Wednesday around .‘IO. VOLUME SYI NUMBER 27 edar attid* CITY FINAL IO CENTS ( KIM ll RAPIDS, IOWA, TUESDAY, FERRIJARY 5, 1074 ASSOCIATED PRESS, I Pl, NKW YORK TIMES See Senate 4 D s , hot °? ad; Police Blame i9SS3§6“ Of Muslim Feud Oil Rollback NEW' YORK (UPI) — Gunmen j burst into a Black Muslim mosque in Brooklyn Monday night and opened fire, killing the lead- t.MoniK^-TAn     er Me sect, police said. Four WASHINGTON I El I) - persons, including two in-Leadeis of both parties said truders, died in the shootout, ruesday that there was a good!    ... „ , n , chance the senate would vote!, , Blla ‘ * bdu ' lah Rahman ' min ' (or a rollback in the price 0 ,    Yastm mosque, was crude oil    ‘    I the target of the attack in what But Federal Energy Chief William Simon warned that unless! seemed to be pute. He wounds in an internal dis- died of multiple the public believes the energy I    “V    l/ 0 ^    !5 C * . risus is real    and takes    nee?/-    brick budding    on the sarv conservation measures, the    .? rder of , ,he , seamy Bcdf#rd ' fuel shortage    could turn    into a    Stuveyff.an‘ section. , .    , b    Also dead when    police; ca as rop e. ^    ^    reached    the mosque were Peter j ”l’ rai, d    Jeffries,    identified through fin-: Petroleum industry represen- j gerprints as a Black Muslim, tatives Tuesday attacked pro- and a man tentatively identified! posed oil tax changes and price as Ed Mason both of the Bronx.! rollbacks that they maintained police said Jeffries and Mason.! would be counterproductive in both wearing heavy winter jack-1 the drive for more energy. »ts, apparently were among Government steps to roll back Bio gunmen who burst into the' crude oil prices, reduce    the mosque    and    opened    fire upon ! profitability of producers    or Rahman, hike the “tax burden on    do- j mestic production would    be |    Returned    r ire counterproductive to the basic Hits followers raced from the; and pressing need to increase top floors of the building and re- Patrol Escorts Truck 36 States Convoy Across Iowa Affected Iowa New*— A convoy of trucks, escorted by 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 worker; were laid off and [shipments of various supplies [trickled down. The impact was not severe in Eastern Iowa as of Tuesday, al- j I (Iowa City feels strike im- ! pact, farmers cautious ... I Page 5.) though some industries were be-j [ginning to feel the pinch A number of Iowa packing plants Tuesday discontinued operation or curtailed production because of the uncertain trucking situation, and a number of Iowa livestock markets reported sharp drops in livestock offerings. U S supplies of oil and natural turned the fire, killing the gun-gas." said C. John Miller, head men. The fourth victim was    ^    ^3    bucks,    including of the Independent Petroleum identified as Mohamed Ahmed, j    WMI ft.    M     a tank ‘‘ r carrying 7.000 gallons Assn. of America.    A fifth Muslim, known as Jamil    W;Mf]-9     of diesel fuel and a wrecker Strong opposition to any roll- Haqq, was in critical condition    fnulling a spare cab, left Council back came from Sen. James at Brooklyn Jewish hospital.    Iu2 IB    bluffs    at    8:15    a    rn.    One truck Buckley (CR-N.Y >.    opened    the    front such a move would he "a fraud thoro were just bodies sprawled    HS    stuck    throttle on the American consumer'’ en* eveiw. here ” said OI I leer    «’    '    spokesman tor P.e^t Refnu- .’.lid ut hi Id discourage line: t Mike Didonna of the Utica avo-    «-rat ion (    ;!    Blufl said merit needed for tile I S to nile Mationhouse •'Blood all    *j}f    HiKBp    the oonvov was enroute to Vw become seli'-ouff anent in energy over tho walls and lite floor    H^HBEJEBBBBBBHK^^^B 'JwlSm    York City with about I 5 indium In a prepared speech tit the The people in the mosque just    jBFT' ' mjml- iylfc.tons of beef National Press Club iii Washing- stood there. They showed no    Most    of the trucks in the cara- public eonlidenee in the govern- thing Cod. I lust couldn't he    I he Beet was leeonmanied (    ompurmd .    .    gunmen,    —UPI    Telephoto    sheriffs denudes Bureau nf “If people don’t believe us armed with pistols, rang the    ccm to Ail cd a ll    a l s n •! QI ti a r‘L*    J    /-ii • ’ «•    « when we tell them there is an buzzer at the mosque and were    SEMI-TRAILER trucks began a trek from Council Bluffs to Chicago and    Crim mal Investigation    agen s energy crisis, if they think we admitted about 10:30 p m. About the East Coast in convoy formation early Tuesday, escorted by highway patrol ‘ ,n <ommcrce compare acting in cahoots with the JO minutes later an anonymous anc j 0 ^ er | owa officials. They were carrying nearly 1.5 million tons of meat. A IU p    , major oil companies to boost oil caller notified police.     1    ’    ^     1    An    IHF patrol plane was also profits at the expense of the Asst. Police Chief William    flying overhead. The caravan people, they will not cooperate.” Sullivan .said, “We really aren't    A    A    *    I     was *° ^ ave protection until Simon said. “They will not con- sure how many there were. No zn kn p IJ rvi \/ C /l/6 I P C 7 O H t \ / lf reached the Iowa-Ulinois serve. And if that happens. th<- one's talking.” Detectives said §    Ly CT l\ CT III W V CT J /Villi Lf J AI C* Illy border at Bettendorf, current crisis could come to be police found a .22-caliber revolv-    ■    •    The    caravan    picked    up    13 a catastrophe.”    er, a rifle, an automatic pistol VATICAN CITY (AF) — Pope toral problems of the arch- gary to dramatize his fiery anti-more trucks at the Avoca in- Trcasurv Secretary Shultz told and a shotgun inside the mos- paul VT Tuesday removed Jo- diocese of Esztcrgorn and after Communist role.    iterchange of 1-80. A spokesman the house wavs and means corn- que. Another handgun    was ^ Cardinal Mindszcnty as having had an ample exchange Hungary’s Communist govern- for R cst sa *d foe caravan would mittec on av a t s irm y j found outsi e in a trae can.    primate of Hungary and arch- of correspondence with Cardinal 1 ment bad asked the Vatican for not my ke a major stop until it suitable successor fered a minor hand injury. He was getting into his semi-trailer 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-, dow of his truck on highway 34 near Burlington. He was driving for the Benner Tea Co., Burlington. Three Burlington motels reported receiving anonymous telephoned threats that their places would be damaged if they rented rooms to truckers. Plants Close Iowa Beef Processors, headquartered in Dakota City, Neb., said its kill plants wouldn’t operate Tuesday at Le Mars, Fort Dodge and Luverne, Minn, j IBF said its West Point, Neb., | olant would operate on a halftime basis. The Dakota City plant was to continue operations, officials said, because its inventory was still being built up following a prolonged strike. Workers at Dakota City returned to their jobs about a month ago. Clark Knowles, plant manager of World Wide Meats in Denison, said employes in the firm’s (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.) Escaped Gunman? There were also some 9mm against a rollback. During the committee’s hear ing on oil tax reform proposals, however. Simon appeared show at least some flexibility rollback points. But later to reporters, Simon insist- they speculated at least one cd he’s not clashing with Shultz, gunman may have escaped the ll n    carnage. Kon BacK    The    shooting,    Sullivan    eaid.j Meanwhile, senate-house con- .. was apparently a factional dis-ferees on the emergency energy pu t e between rival Muslim fac-legislation approved a proposal tj ons .” bishop of Esztergom.    Archbishop    Mmdszenty    on    this    ... ,    ,     t rru ll ret ,    „    „    Mmdszenty    as    early    as    1964.    But    Iowa The Pontiff reportedly acted matter.    - to reached Walcott wa. the Vatican asked some degree George in Eastern (eared to shdls lying around the    in    spite    ct    opposition    (rom    the    Dismissal    of    Mindszenty    came     0 ( religious freedom before con- the Best firm, said : X, t.L™:o nd w:^“hr'she,,s.!    ^    i    jus,    three    days    bedore    the    25,h sidering the request Kidnap Hearst Cardinal Mindszcnty anniversary of his sentencing to life imprisonment by Hungary. He fled to the U.S. legation in Budapest during the unsuccessful 1956 Hungarian uprising and spent 15 years there before bow- Schueman, owner of the convoy patrol protection through each state it was to be traveling. No Illinois Orders Granddaughter He said he was “virtually assured” of escorts in illinois, Indiana. Ohio and Pennsylvania. But an Illinois state police , BERKELEY. Calif. tAP) -lug to a personal appeal from Patrlcia I)earst 20 Krand Pope Paul and leaving for exile daughter of the late Publisher spokesman at Rock Island. III., William Randolph Hearst, was sa!( t troopers had no to roll back the price of some According to police, the mcs- domestic crude oil—aides said it q Ue was part of the Sunni Mus-    gj.year-old prelate, who spent    30, in    Rome would apply to rau R■ V 29 P cr * lim movement, whose ad b ( ' r( ' n, | s    years in    Nazi and Communist    j n    1972 he moved    to    Vienna to kidnaped    from‘her    apartment     order    t0    CSL ' ort    tho    convoy    He cent of oil produced in he^ s claim to be more orthodox rn    ^ and    became a mbol    of    ,. s    home , a nd.”    Nlnnd^nig^poluTe    saKes    said    patrols    were    being    “beefed Senator Henry Jackson <D- fheir practice of Islam ban he „ un rian rcslstant . e to tvran-     o    ...     dav . d> g "‘* P ° UCe SaW ! U p” to protect truckers in all of Wash.), author of the provision, Black Muslims, who follow the    Always    Wary said administration officials es-'teachings of Elijah Muhammad.J The Vatk>an annouilcet l that Mindszenty. gaunt and un- Pope Paul declared the arch- bending, has always been wary ap st Binate the rollback would lower Rahman, the slain minister of the price of gasoline at the the sect, won a police depart the price of gasoline ai ne the sect won a ponce    ^    ^ main | 0f the p opes diplo.natic rap pump bv 5 j cents. After the | me nt citation last year for |B oman Catholic Church position I prochement with the Communis rollback to $5.25 a barrel prices par t in developing lino S of conh ^ Hu vacant and named: governments of Eastern Europe mild bo increased only as a munica^^i°n    Bishop uislo Lckai as -aposto.. For a ■<*»« ho <«™e< ...___________ and would i and four hoaviljr armod lilac k.    .    <    , t    .    *.    »i    Vnftmti    nrp^surp    to    nu    it    ^    ^    * .■oiling per Muslins who holed up for «j ^ jrfwMrtte to run “ hHsoLt on in^^saL to ! Hearst ' creaming and plead hours in a sporting goods store Penang further adon    LbTmpZ^h^e^ in ?' “ as bUndfo'dod and tossei day.    up ’ to prote She is one of five daughters of state. Randolph Hearst, president and The convoy included trucks editor of the San Francisco Ex- from    Best, American Beef airliner and board chairman of Packers. Inc., and Lowry Truck- result of higher costs and would and four heavily armed Black not exceed a $7.09 c barn At the ways and means com- with nine hostages before sur-mittee Shultz took a strong rendering, stand against a rollback in present crude oil prices despite indications from elsewhere in the administration that such a step may be under study. Shultz termed it “a very poor idea” that would dampen new investment. switch profits from the U.S. to abroad, and would notal the long run—give consumers cheaper petroleum products. Two more major oil marketers, Exxon and Gulf, increased gasoline prices Tuesday. I gift Exxon announced an increase state law of 3.5 cents a gallon, Gulf 5.5 cents a gallon. Exxon also said it was increasing its prices of heating oil and most diesel fuels by 2.4 cents a gallon Gulf increased (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3 ) the Hearst Corp. At least four shots were fired at people on the street as Miss “Ample Exchange” Center Point, (LR. Officials fire Indicted Cedar Rapid* New*— Two officials of cities in Linn *lp improve tions in Hungary. Explaining Mmdszenty’s re- When he finally gave in. he is moval, the Vatican said only known to have insisted on re-that Pope Paul acted after tak- taming his position as the No. I mg into “consideration the pas* Roman Catholic prelate of Hull ing Co., Scliueman said. Several reports of minor violence involving truck drivers were reported in Iowa overnight. One driver suffered minor injuries when a brick was thrown .    ,    *5    through    .I window of his truck in I- urmture rn tho apartment   ......  , hc    m( , w ( Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) Floyd Miller. Moline, HI., suf- d into the trunk of a car and taken away by two men. No one was hit. Special Prosecutor Requested By Roland Krekeler Linn District Judge county were indicted Monday Eads said Tuesday Atty. Gen and are accused of accepting ; Richard Turner had agreed to| his investigation fontr'irv to assign one of his assistants to Appointment ol a special [nos advise the Linn county grand acuter, preferably the attorney jury in its investigation of the I general or an assistant, was Edward Gustoff. a Center Hor granting immunity in cases, Atty. Gen. Turner told Thelreport of a county attorney’s in-Williaml sUC h as larceny, referred to in Gazette earlier Tuesday that if I vcstigation which told of evi-the county attorney’s report of deuce of indictable offenses but and gratuities Rapids police depart u v u ! m , f Cedar Point official, was accused 01 1 me nt accepting    a    portable    television jz ads sau j    Turner’s insistence on honoring    promises of immu I M) 1 IIU 'linty made by the county attor* chemicals    from    Bi    I hem    Indus- j during    an investigation of * m „    „ ,    „ ,, the department, expressed Kobrrt Dewy, a Cedar Rapids I earli|11 . jn ., sUu . men , t0 Th , city employe, was accused of (iMrt , wa8 in lhc set Feb. 28. 1973, in connection with the purchase of was in province, not tin Coast Guard Head WASHINGTON (AP) Bear    .......... ........... general's na,, i,     t    j    connection    with    pur-    ,• Adm Owen Siler, a native oi J    *    court s. oui ii.    v .    ,    chase    of    slime    chemicals    from     lnn „. 1Blf    ....i.,,, Seat ic Wash., has Im’cii nomin-    .,    .    Montiay    morning    inc juuge .itdim, n. ii,    ,i til    Del    Chemical    Co.    The    incidents    I,,#    rn,,     mr , ated to bi* commandant of the    pointed    out    to the grand jury U.S. coast guar*'    (Continued:    Page    3,    Col.    4.)    I    there Is no statutory authority requested Monday by the jury . It was reliably reported Area Prosecutor Garry Woodward will advise the jury. Chuckle Women’s Libbers don’t like patronizing compliments So what do you say “You’re looking very equal today?’’ Copyright requested by the court, the . i    i .I. k    j    brought no charges. Brand jury and the county attor-, Th a     a *     sajd ho ney there is no question **• ^.sed immunity to witnesses would gladly participate. ^ ( . ould , wha , hf My only reservation is it is sidered , norc serious matte!*, my undem anding Mr. .County suth ,, s vlolalions „ r constjtu . Atty. William) baches ha* lk)na | ,, 8 hts by breakins while granted or promised immunity from prosecution or the use of testimony, at le:wst as to some witnesses." Started by Judge The grand any investigation follows a reminder from Judge William Eads that the jury is charged with inquiring into all indictable offenses in the I .county. Ile also referred to * seeking evidence and electronic eavesdropping. Turner commented further: “There may be some question as to whether such promises .. are binding in the absence of a law which would authorize him to make that kind of commitment. “Such commitments are com* (Continued? Past? 2 fail 3 ) Soviets, U. S. To Open New SALT Talks WASHINGTON (AIU — The U.S. and the Soviet Union agreed Tuesday to open the second round of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks on Feb. 19. Secretary of State Kissinger told a reporter about the development as he emerged from a I 1 2-hour 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 Soviet Union. It was learned last weekend that plans are underway for a Nixon visit to the Kremlin late spring or early summer. The new round of SALT talks will concern an effort bv t ii e two super powers to limit the development of offensive nuclear weapons. The objective is to strive for a settlement that could be designed by Nixon and Soviet Party Leader Brezhnev at the Moscow summit, pu in a two hour In a two-hour White House meeting Monday, Nixon and Gromyko discussed the East and European issues and cur-rent U.S.-Soviet Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, according to Deputy Press Secretary (gerald Warren. Describing the session as “very useful and extensive and cordial.” Warren said Nixon and Gromyko also “talked of this year’s projected meeting between the President and General Secretary Brezhnev in the Soviet Union ” Warren singled out the European security conference as one of the subjects discussed by Nixon and Gromyko. He would not give details on what was covered when the two discussed the Middle East. Officials at both the White House and the state department said the .subject of Cuba had not come up in Gromyko'-s talks. Set British Coal Strike Saturday LONDON (UPI) - Leaders of Britain’s coal miners Tuesday ordered a nationwide strike at midnight Saturday despite gov eminent warnings that the move would lead the nation from economic chaos into economic disaster. By Strike WASHINGTON (AP) - Negotiations in the truck strike moved to the White House Tuesday. Top federal and state mediators scheduled an urgent meeting with President Nixon’s chief of staff, Gen. Alexander Haig. The move indicated the talks have reached a critical stage with both sides hopeful that an agreement could be worked out quickly. Simon Hint Federal energy chief William Simon indicated Tuesday that the Nixon administration is on the verge of taking action designed to appease striking truckers. Simon started to disclose the action to senate-housc conferees debating the emergency energy bill but stopped when he was advised that the meeting was open to the public. Simon told the conferees that he needed immediate legislative authority to allow the truckers to pass along the higher prices they are paying for diesel fuel. However, the conference chairman. Hep. Harley Staggers (D-W. Va.), told him it was not likely congress could act soon enough. Later, the senate commerce committee approved a resolution that would cicer the way for the Interstate Commerce Commission to permit the 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 started to disclose the administration action. 36 States Simon told the conferees that the proposal to roll back domestic crude oil prices would not help solve the independent 1 truckers’ s-trike. Simon indicated that the $7.09 price ceiling which the conferees had voted to put on domestic crude would only act to drv up supplies. Afterward, he told reporters he considered the rollback provision “unworkable.” but declined to say he would recommend a presidential veto. Thirty-six states were feeling effects of the shutdown of independent truckers Tuesday. Thousands of workers have lost their jobs temporarily in affected industries. Violence continued. Near Lafayette, La., Monday night, two men in a ear 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 negotiators and representatives of striking independent truckers I tried without success in Washington to reach a compromise that could get the rigs rolling again. Sources close to the negotiations had indicated Monday night that agreement was near. But the session broke up early Tuesday without a solution. The compromise plan reportedly involved ll points which (Continued: Page 3, Col. 6.) 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