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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 6, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- ('lairing, colder tonight, lows ii to ll. Continued cold Thursday, highs around 20. VOLUME 02 NUMBER 28 Mkt fttxlxxr LU CITY FINAL IO CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1074 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Truckers Stick to Demands; Second Driver Shot To Death WASHINGTON (AP) - Negotiators for striking independent truckers said Wednesday they had sent their list of demands explosion was heard as far as eight miles away, but police said it apparently caused little back    to the    White House and    i f*amaKe 1° the bridge. were    waiting    word    on the Nixon    Thousands more    workers administration’s position.    were    laid    off due to shortages in Special presidential assistant a,J°cted industries. W. J. Usery returned to the    William    Saxbe told White    House    with    the demands    news conference he    expected the country s 94 U. S.    attorneys and the FHI to work 16 hours a i day if necessary to compile at-after meeting with the truckers i,hc'scene evidence for possible turning back because of the incident. “Critical” Authorities escorted some trucks in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Kentucky Gov. Wendell Ford activated 1,000 national guardsmen and said trucks will (Photos on Picture Page) begin running in for added convoys protec- and with Pennsylvania Milton Shapp. Gov.! Wednesday tion. “Based on all information available, the situation is critical,” Ford said. He added that some communities were experiencing serious food, fuel and material shortages. West Virginia Gov. Arch A. prosecution of individual (truckers seeking to block high- .....    .    way movement of essential Shapp said the demands were' oods the same that the truckers have been requesting and which they;    Convoy    Arrives outlined last night. He said no further demands Iowa, to Illinois by the highway Icnch truck in five West Virginia would be made if those were ac- patrol and a police plane, counties hardest hit by the shut-cepted.    of the truck convoy, carrying down two million pounds of beef jje sajcj any0ne picketing fuel Moore, jr., ordered armed n<\ Escorted from Council^ Bluffs, j (jop.jj gUard troops to ride in a Surcharge terminals, truck stops or other areas in the five-county region will be arrested for trespassing. Guardsmen also stood guard on Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania highways. worth $3 million, rolled into Chi-The demands    included a    eago without    incident Tuesday freight-rate surcharge of five (evening after making a short percent to cover increased costs detour as the result of sniper other than fuel    which the    threat, truckers say they are experienc-i But 23 of the 52 convoy ing.    drivers who decided to spend The truckers also want the Tuesday night at a truck stop in    Layoffs, Shortages freeze on diesel    fuel prices    LaSalle-Peru,    Ind., were awa-    More    than 75,WK)    layoffs have maintained until the Interstate kcned and forced to evacuate been reported since the wide-Commerce Commission can put their hotel temporarily because I spread trucker shutdown began into effect regulations allowing of a bomb threat.    last Thursday, truckers to pass    through in-    Police said    no bomb was    In Evansville, Ind.,    the Na- creased fuel costs    to trucking I    found following a telephone j tional    Association    of    Retail companies.    threat from a woman, but at j Grocers predicted shortages of The freeze on diesel fuel least one trucker said he was meat and other perishable foods Nixon Urges Speedy Okay Of Health Bill WASHINGTON (UPI) - President Nixon Wednesday asked1 congress for speedy approval of I a new Comprehensive Health; Insurance Plan (CHIP) that he; said would ensure that no Amer-I icon would have to Lids Stay in Oil, Health Industries WASHINGTON (AP) - The administration told    congress pay    more    Wednesday it intends    to remove than $1,500 a year    in medical    ajj mandatory wage    and price costs‘    controls after April 30 — except Spelling out details for the for health and petroleum first time of his major domestic initiative, Nixon said in a message to congress that his three-part national health insurance plan, to take effect in 1976, would plug the gaps in health protection and make insurance available to all Americans at a price they can pay. “Time Has Come” sections of the economy. if congress agrees, it would mean the bulk of the U.S. economy would be functioning control free for the first time since August of 1971. But Treasury Secretary Shultz suggested continued controls might be asked in other areas. Additional Increase Nixon Lists Four '76 Possibilities prices was ordered by President Nixon on Tuesday as part of a government proposal to end the truckers’ strike. The truckers rejected the government’s proposal as inade- WASHINGTON (UPI) quale.    ident    Nixon    listed    four    Republi- The White House had no spe-jcans Wednesday as good possi-cific comment Wednesday on bilities to succeed him in the the truckers’ decision to con- White House in 1976. tinue their strike. Trucker Killed within the next IO days if the shutdown continues. Spokesmen for New England food stores predicted there may be critical shortages of meat Pres- and produce by the weekend. The A&P said it was scheduling 89,000 pounds of beef to bi’ flown from Chicago to Boston because it could not find truck They were Vice-president I transport. Gerald Ford, California Gov.    - —UPI Teleohoto ANNOUNCES FREEZE — William Simon, federal energy administrator, announces that President Nixon has ordered a freeze on diesel fuel prices at truck stops for the rest of the month. At the left is W. J. Usery, federal mediator. C. R. Woman Is Fatally Injured In One-Car Crash A trucker was shot and killed on a Delaware road. and officials warned of possible food shortages in some areas if the tie-up continues much longer Ronald Reagan, former New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller and former Texas Democratic Gov. John Connally. Nixon also told a breakfast meeting of a groun of Republi- 55 MPH Speed Limit Okayed White House Hurries To Set SALT Stance lie did not specify which in-“I urge its enactment as soon dustries he might ask congress as possible.” he said. “Compre- (0 continue controlling, nor did tensive    health insurance is an    indicate when    a    request idea whose time has come in    might come. America.    Authority for present Phase 4 Nixon    said the plan would    controls expires April    30. boost federal spending $5.9 bil-jlion a year but could be fin-! a need without a tax hike.    Cost of Living Council Direc- “I am opposed to any compre- tor John Dunlop, who outlined hensive health plan which re- the administration plans, said quires new taxes,” Nixon said. consumers could expect some to additional increase in prices as be a result of lifting of controls. drawn    from revenues that    He said this would    result    from would be generated by the the realignment of some prices present tax structure.”    that have been held down; the The Nixon message didn’t removal of built-in delays on place a price tag on the new ad- price increases by big compa-ministration plan, but the nics and the testing of the mar-overall cost is believed to be ket by some companies to see somewhere around $40 billion in how high they can raise prices, federal spending.    Dunlop implied present con- Low-Wage Assistance lr0*s had outlived their useful- , ness despite the prospect of con-VVhen fuH)^ effectse.^the total (jnujng inflation. “Under the economic condi- “The federal funds needed pay for this plan could all new cost of CHIP to federal and state governments would be Pennsylvania state police said can congressmen that the politi-an attempt was made to blow cal pundits are wrong and the up a bridge on the Pennsylvania G.O.P. will do better in the off-turnpike early Wednesday. The i year elections than they think. Simon Suggests Some States Use Rationing Gazette Leased Wires WASHINGTON - Federal energy chief William Simon Wednesday urged states beset by gasoline shortages to implement rationing on their own. “This is a problem that remains of a spotty nature around the country. Its six or seven states that are presently experiencing problems,” Simon said on the NRU-TV “Today’ program. Meanwhile, IPI learned that Simon plans Thursday to urge the nation’s refineries to cut back heating oil production and increase gasoline output. Sources in the Federal Energy Office said the move was designed to head off the growing possibility of gasoline rationing during the warmer weather. The sources said Simon is considering a pricing formula that would allow the refineries to increase their profit on gasoline, but at the same time lower the price of heating oil. Remoxing Panic Conservation measures ap! pear to be keeping ahead of the present shortages, but he suggested Cedar Rapids News— La Vonn L. Trpkosh, 50, of 2749 Union drive SW. was killed in a one-car    accident    on high-1 By Frank Nye    way ^ eas*    °f Cedar Rapids. rAt'e mo. vl’c    o. ut J Tuesday afternoon. DES MOINES    Overriding^ state troopers reported    herj last minute protests, the Iowa; westbound car went out of con- senate Wednesday accepted trol about I Vt miles west of the i house amendments and voted J Cedar river bridge, went off the I m to IO. to establish 55 mph I ^<1 and rolled several times. ....    .    ...    Mrs.    Trpkosh    was dead on ar- speed limits on Iowa highways^, a( a Cedar Rapjds hospi.| starting March I.    tai. Troopers    reported    she was The bill now goes to Gov. thrown from    the car    and suf-j Robert Ray who is expected to fered massive head injuries. nounced similar systems to go sign it promptly since he called    *    *    * louiicta similar systems iu gu » r r    ^    Von|j    {    Trpkosh was |M)rn into effect by next week.    for legislature to adopt the 5 ^ ^ ^ Moines and The gasoline allocation pro-;^^.1^11    !?00an’    *    ae0    |^as been a resident of Cedar gram is attempting to create "    Rapids since 1928. She was a new centers for distribution of) Senate Democratic Leader member of St. Weneeslaus James Sehaben (I)-Dunlap) Catholic church, failed in an effort to delay the Surviving are her husband, final vote until March I.    j George, to whom she was mar- j Control He argued that the federal    j ried    Sept. IO, 1938,    in Cedar government    “is chipping away    Rapids; a daughter.    Mrs. Ar al our rights” in its threat toithur L. Kofron. rural Mt. Ver-withhold an estimated $60-$70 non; a son, George F. Trpkosh. million in Iowa highway funds if jr., Cedar Rapids; her parents, continued production unprofit- the 55 mph limit was not enact- Mr. and Mrs. Phillip U*wis; able for many oil companies. e(j    four sisters, Mrs. William Ven- But he declined to say! Sehaben said he would be ditti, Mrs. Walter Thompson, whether he would    recommend    a    willing to    test the constitu-    Mrs.    David Emrich    and Mrs. presidential    veto    of    the    emer-    I tonality of    the federal govern-    John    Brecht, all    of Cedar iContinued: Page 3, Col. 2. >    (Continued:    Page 3, Col. 8 > WASHINGTON (AI Nixon administration bling that it can house in order on nuclear arms policy before Secretary of State Mn^(T tional small amount for transi tional assistance    for low-wage )    — The    The administration    is gam-    employes, Nixon    said.    State is gam-    bling that it can reach    a conscn-    ?0Yc?.nrnen.,s wou^ Pav    about get    own    sals position by the time Kis- leaves to avoid an em- 0j plan seen as the ad- Kissinger goes to Moscow next    harassing delay    in the already-    ministration’s    counter    -    proposal month, officials say.    delayed SALT ll    talks.    to a broader    scheme    advocated Announcement of a late Tuesday’s developments came *)V ^€n- Edward Kennedy — March trip to the Russian capi-    in the forms of    a statement by    w^[e: tai by Kissinger came in tan-    Kissinger to a    reporter that kmP'°>e dem Tuesday with disclosure SALT II would resume Feb. 19    er^ cmP*°yer th talks will resume Fob 19.    nique following , .    ...    .lions anticipated in the year . .I* -    ^I ahead," he told the senate bank- ing committee’s subcommittee on production and stabilization, “the problems created by a full program of mandatory wage rp,    .,    .    and price controls outweigh the The three «M^_e«]*n*ntojton^huUon, such    can make to price stability.” $1 billion of the total cost. Health Insurance: would be re- Gradual Decontrol Dunlop said the council planned to continue its gradual decontrol of the economy before — ------,    ______ _______________JPR .----------April IM) and would continue hat U.S.-Soviet arms limitation and a joint U.S.-Soviet commu- Quirea to offer full-time workers seegjng commitments for price alks will resume Feb. 19. nique following talks bv Nixon a min,mum °* courage on restraints and other inflation- the fuel, but “no allocation pro-1 gram is going to cure any short-age,” said Simon. Price Rollback Tuesday Simon told congressional conferees that their rollback in oil prices would make The state department line ar,d Kissinger with Russian after the announcements was Foreign .Minister Gromyko, that the developments indicated The declaration also stated the administration was near a the two nations agree to work basic position on the second for a Middle East peace and round of the so-called SALT ne- that the European Security and gotiations.    Cooperation Conference should Common Portion I Continued: Page 16. Col. 6.) Bar Dean from Practicing Law (Continued: Page 16, Col. 4 reducing actions from industries in exchange for decontrol during this period. The administration also proposed turning the Cost of Living Council into an umbrella economic agency to watch over inflation and to coordinate eco- ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) _ John Dean. President Nixon’s notate activities of federal and However, some officials at the    .    official lawyer for nearly three local government agencies, state department and the Arms    Mutter    Price    years, Wednesday lost his Ii-1 Such an agency has been Dun- Disarmament Agency LONDON (API — Preus cense to practice law because of lop’s pet project, said privately that it might take Photos of Horten, Norway, paid “unethical, unprofessional and Dunlop said the administra-longer than the two weeks left a record $24,255 for an 1861 unwarranted conduct” in the tion wants authority to continue Sutton wet-plate pan- Watergate cover-up.    mandatory controls over wages camera made by T. A three-man panel of Virginia and prices charged in the health In fact, there is a possibility Ross of London, auction officials state circuit court judges delib- industry, including hospitals, that one might not be achieved at Christie's announced. They crated an hour and 20 minutes doctors and dentists, until the by the time Kissinger leaves for said the highest previous price before disbarring Dean. The government enacts a national Moscow, these and officials in for a camera in a Christie’s panel could have reprimanded health insurance program than the two weeks left before SALT II reopens to reach Thomas a common U.S. position.    oramic other involved agencies said. auction was $1,848. or suspended him instead. Kuwait Bars Plane for Terrorists in Embassy KUWAIT (UPI) - Arab and Japanese guerillas seized the Japanese embassy rn Kuwait Wednesday and threatened to kill the ambassador and five other hostages one by oije unless Japan sent a plane to Simon said. I Singapore to rescue another rationing to group of guerillas involved in a the governors of states affected i hijack operation there. bv tile shortages because “we! The Japanese Kuwait in order to avoid developments that could arise from such a landing,” the statement said. It said Kuwait had inhumed Japanese off!* rials, as well as the guerillas and hostages inside the cm bassv about this decision Rapids, and four brothers, Do* ward, Daryl, Ronnie and Billy Lew is, all of Cedar Rapids Services: Friday at IO a rn at St. Weneeslaus church by the Rev. Clarence Frana. Wake service Thursday at 7 30 p m ut Kuba funeral home east Burial: Czech National cemetery. Friends may register at the Kuba funeral home east after 9 a rn. Thursday. Tile! j casket w ill not be open at any time. Today's Index Tip Regains Kidnaped Boy cannot implement gas rationing from Washington on a regional basis." “I have urged them to implement rationing on a state level, which seems to Im4 removing a lot of panic from the situation and a lot of this seems to be panic buying on the part of the consumer.” Hawaii already has a mandatory odd day even day gas sale plan, and Massachusetts, New Jersey and Maryland have an- The statement said Kuwait government. |)ad informed the guerillas ii faced with a one hour ultima- j would give llicm safe conduct to turn, quickly bowed to the leave Kuwait for any country guerilla demand and said it they chose, provided they first would dispatch a Japan Air Lines jet to Singapore to fly the two Japanese and two Arab guerillas there to any destination of their choice, probably Kuwait But Kuwait balked and the fate of the hostages bung in the balance. “Kuwait has decided it will not allow this plane to land iii released the embassy hostages. Ambassador Included The Japanese government said the hostages included Am bassador Voshitaka Ishikawa.j Second Secretary Koichi Kl-' mura, Third Secretary Shosuke Boh, Attaches Makihei Wada and Shuhei Wada and a Japa- (Cont inned: Page 3, Col 7) Comics Courthouse Crossword Daily Record Deaths Editorial Features Farm Financial Marion Movies Society Sports State Telev Lion Want id 17, 41 42 ti . 3 I 8.9 40 42 IT 38 28-22 25-28 10,1! 35 11-17 MODESTO, Calif. (AB) - “I saw a lot of grown men cry,” Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Lynn Wood said of a Modesto Couple’s emotional reunion with their little boy. The boy was discovered safe a year after he was kidnaped A tip from a woman who read a newspaper story on the first anniversary of the kidnaping led sheriffs deputies Tuesday to the house five miles from his own home where Tommy Louver had been kept since his abduction Jan. 20. 1973. Footprint Checks After footprint checks established the boy’s identity, he was reunited at the sheriff’s office with his parents, Thomas and Frances Louver. "Oh honey, don’t cry.” said Mrs. Louver, 23, as she cuddled her son, and both broke into tears. “Ifs the same cry!” she exclaimed to misty-eyed deputies Tommy, who w ill be 2 years old Feb. 20, at first wouldn’t go to his father. But he then r e p e a t e d I y kissed both parents “Ifs one of the happiest days I’ve had ill this business," said Wood, who had co ordinated a n investigation that was fruitless until now. “Ifs kind of nice to report good news once iii a while ” A Modesto Bee article on the Lancers’ fear of never again seeing their son sparked the break in the case. A woman who read the article told deputies Monday night that her neighbors, Robert William and Marjorie Coffey, had a toddler who was almost never seen outside. Renamed Officers took custody of the boy, who had been renamed Shawn Keith Coffey, after an investigation showed his foot prints bore 26 similarities to those of Tommy Louver. Coffey, 30, and his wife, 31, were booked on kidnaping charges. The boy, his dark brown hair dyed blond, appeared well except for swollen big toes and bruises around his ankles where they may have been bound, Wood said. Leads had been scant since a man forced his way into Mrs Lauver's car at a shopping center and stole Tommy at knifepoint Wood said some officers and Mrs. Louver clung to the hope the boy had been abducted for a family that couldn’t have a child or get one through regular adoption agencies. Colley told police his wife was upset over her inability to bear a child The couple has two adopted children. “I guess if you work hard enough, long enough, it pays off,” Wood said. He noted that congress a1 ready has granted separate authority to continue controls over the petroleum industry until February, 1975. Those controls are administered by the Federal Energy Office. Other Areas Dunlop indicated the administration would reluctantly seek to continue controls in other areas as well if the need arises be-; tween now and April 30 He said there “may be reasonable differences of opinion over the question of the need for : authority for wage and price controls in other sectors . . . “We shall continue to review other particular sectors as the Cost of Living Council proceeds with the program of gradual i sectoral decontrol” of the economy, he added Dunlop suggested the Cost of Living Council, in its proposed (Continued: Rage 16, Col. 8.) I I 0(1(11/ X Cfi lf clift* Fa Bkt — someone who carries pictures where his money used to be -CopyrlfM ft ;

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