Cedar Rapids Gazette, February 6, 1974, Page 9

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 6, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa GOP Falls Million Short in '73 fund Raising; Demos Gain Ground By II. Schwartz III WASHINGTON (AP) The Republican national committee fell about million short of its fund-raising goal in lint one key official says it has sur- vived the fallout from Water- gate in a healthier financial position than expected. The political climate created Watergate apparently led to a decline In big contributions to the Democratic national com- mittee, too. Nevertheless, cur- rent financial .reports indicate their regular party organization may be in better shape than it has been for years. From quarterly reports filed with the General Accounting Of- fice, licre arc the figures for both national committees: Balance '.The Republicans raised million and spent about the same amount in 1073, ending the year with a cash bianco of The Democrats had total in- Come last year of million with million in expenses, they had million in the bank at year's end. The Democrats, in a note at- tached to their report, told the GAO they had paid on their long-term debt in the final quarter of 1973, but still owed some million. That debt was more than million after the 1968 presidential campaign. Both national committees keyed some of their regular fund-raising to Watergate last year. The Kepublican theme was that the regular party organiza- tion never had anything to do with the June 17, 1972, break-in or the so-called dirty tricks at- tributed to President Nixon's re- I election committee. Civil Actions The Democrats asked for help in pressing various civil actions against the President's cam- paign apparatus as a result of the Watergate breakin. Both Eric Jaffe, deputy trea- surer for. the Democrats, and Robert P. Odell, treasurer of the Republican national finance committee, said it would be dif- ficult to gauge how effective ei- ther appeal was. Despite this, both Jaffe and Odell said there were fewer large givers in 1973 than expect- ed, even allowing that it was a year with no major elections. Both also said they believed many people had been turned off regarding politics in general by Watergate. Traditionally, Republicans have had a two-to-one edge over Democrats in fund-raising on the national level. Temporarily Erased While the latest quarterly re- ports indicate the Democrats may have'temporarily erased that advantage, Jaffe said it would be impossible to draw Chinese Missile Gains i Slower Than Expecfed WASHINGTON (AP) Com- munist Chinese development of an intercontinental ballistic mis- sile capable of hitting the U.S. is moving at a slower pace than U.S. officials had estimated. These officials now forecast that a big Chinese ICBM that could hurl a three-megaton war- Head miles may be com- liat-ready in 1976 or 1977. A mega.ton is the equivalent of a million tons of TNT. Over the years, defense of- ficials have repeatedly revised their predictions, and their frost recent estimate had cen- tered on next year as the time }yhen Communist China would achieve its first operational ICBM. Three More Years After the first ICBM is opera- itional, it will take about three additional years of testing and launch base construction before China could deploy between 10 Snd 25 nuclear armed missiles Jhat could strike anywhere in the continental U.S. There is no indication that the slower-than-expected rate of stems from any .Serious technological problems. Adm. Thomas Moorer, chair- man of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, ht (JMftur IKapfts (Sazeiir Established In 1883 by The Goielle 'Co. and published dally and Sunday at l-500 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Rapids, Iowa. Subscription rates by carrier 85 cents a week. By mall: Night edition and 'Sunday 6 Issues S2.25 a month, a year: Afternoon editions ond Sunday 7 Issues a month, a year. Other stales and U.S. territories 540 a year. No mall subscriptions accepted In areas -having Gazette carrier service. The Associated Press Is entitled exclu- sively to the use for republlcntlon of all the local news printed In this newspa- per as well as all AP news dispatches. told the senate armed services committee Tuesday that whal he called "the deliberate, un- hurried pace" of Communist China's missile programs re- flects a comparatively smal: number of technically qualifier) specialists working on that ef- fort, along with eraltively limit- ed resources. Other Gains However, Moorer indicated that other phases of China': missile development have reached the point where Russia may soon come under the threal of Chinese nuclear missiles. The JCS chairman said a li- mited range ICBM could be de- ployed later this year. Experts said this missile has a range ol about miles. "Although capable of reach- ing deep into the Soviet Moorer said, "this missile wil' not be able to reach the conti- nental U.S., except for the west- ern part of Alaska." Shorter Range Two other shorter-range mis- siles already have been de- ployed by the Moorer confirmed. One of these weapons is a 600- mile, medium-range missile anc another is a inter- mediate-range missile. Both of these missiles coulc strike central Russia and Si- beria, but it would take the ICBM to reach Euro- pean Russia. China has been conducting nu- clear weapons tests for more then nine years and is believed well advanced in fashioning bombs and warheads. DRIVE SAFELY such a conclusion without look- ing at all financial reports for candidates and commttecs na- tionwide. The Democrats also have that debt to pay off. In addition, the Democrats' cash balance doesn't all belong to the com- mittee. Of million raised by [he national committee in the last quarter of some million came from a September telethon. Jaffc said half of that must be paid back to Democrat- ic state committees, which shared the cost of the telethon. About the Republicans, Odell said, "Considering what people were saying would happen to us, we've done pretiy well. "The average man in the street who is a Republican has stood by his party." U.S.-Soviet Detente Hit By Chinese TOKYO (AP) China Wednesday described Ameri- can-Russian detente as "a sheer hoax which has exploded like soap bubbles." The comment was an appar- ent response to President Nix- on's plans for a new summit meeting in Moscow this year. Peking's description of the state of Moscow-Washington re- lations appeared in a Hsinhua news agency article attacking the foreign policy of Soviel party chief Leonid Brezhnev. II accused Brezhnev of diplomatic "follies scandals" based on aggression and expansion. Since Nixon's journey to Pek- ing in 1972, the Chinese have sought to discourage moves to- ward Soviet-U. S. cooperation which might give the Russians a free hand in Europe, the Pacific and along the uneasy Sino- Soviet borders. Though the Hsinhua commen- tary monitored in Tokyo cas- tigated Brezhnev, it carefully refrained from abusing Nixon 11 pictured Soviet-American rapprochement as part of a competition for world domina- tion which the Russians are los ing. It said Brezhnev's visit to Washnigton last year turned out to be a pompous show" am "only aggravated the tension between them." Hsinhua said the Russians hoped through the European strategic arms limitation talks SALT to split Europe bu1 "only aroused greater misgiv- ings and uneasiness" in both West arid East. It said the nuclear arms race between the Soviet Union anc the U. S. "is becoming more in- tense from day to while the SALT talks which the U S. and Russia have agreed to resume Feb. 19 "are in a deadlock." Reminded of Mother, Robber Gives Refund ST. PAUL, Minn. (UPI) When Helen Johnston, 77, an- swered a knock on her back door she was confronted by a young robber armed with a screwdriver. She gave him "You remind me of my the youth said, anc gave her back. He left, say- ing he was sorry but needed the money to buy drugs. PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -j scientists have more than ew dose-up photos of the plan- Venus in hand, and more are xpccted from Mariner 10 as the pacecraft speeds on toward Jcrcury. Scientists at the Jet Propul- ion Laboratory here plan to ad- ance some tentative conclu- ions about the Vcnusian data or newsmen shortly but they ay final judgments might be nonths away. Mariner will continue beam- ng back photos of the cloud- hrouded planet through Feb. 2, Scientists said the first batch of photos sent back Tuesday showed evidence of layering in Venus' clouds, something they had suspected but had been unable lo prove. They will be able to get a bct- er idea after running the pic- ures through a computer en lancement process. Because of light reflected off Photo by John Mclvor Lovable and adoptable is this six-week-old male poodle cross. The puppy can be adopted for from the Humane Society, Mf. Vernon road SE, which includes a tempor- ary distemper shot. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Due to the increase of stray animals, the Humane Society will hold stray animals for only three days. The previous seven-day holding period had to be abandoned because of crowding, health problems and the cost of keeping the animals, Humane Society officials said. Doctor Found innocent of Killing Man Dying of Cancer MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) Dr. Vincent A. Montemarano has been acquitted of a charge that he lulled a terminally ill cancer patient with an injection of po- tassium chloride. A Nasau county court jury de- liberated one hour Tuesday be- fore finding Dr. Montemarano innocent of charges of murder and attempted murder. Loud applause and cheers swept the crowded courtroom as the verdict was reported by jury forewoman Adele Harris. One of Dr. Mortemarano's defense law- yers, James O'Brien, jumped to his feet and embraced the 34- year-old physician." "I've never been so happy in my said Dr. Mon- tcmaFano, smiling as tears filled his eyes. "I was ready for anything." The balding, bespectacled defendant was accused of giv- ing an injection of potassium chloride Dec. 7, 1972, to Eu- gene Bauer, a 59-year-old railroad engineer, while Bauer was dying of throat cancer and complications at Nassau county medical center. At that time, Dr. Mon- temarano was chief resident surgeon of the hospital in East Meadow. During the 12-day trial, Dist. Atty. William Cahn. repeatedly said Dr. Montemarano was guilty of a "murder of conve- nience" committed so the physi- cian would not have to return to the medical center later to pro- nounce Bauer dead. Cahn last June described the incident as "an apparent mercy killing" when he announced the indictment of Dr. Montemarano. However, Oahn did not use ei- ther phrase in his summation to the jury at the close of the trial, which marked the first time Cahn had personally prosecuted a court ease since he became district attorney in 1962. Defense Attorneys O'Brien and J. Russell Clune insisted that Bauer died of natural causes. They did not call Dr. Montemarano as a witness. Crowning Advice KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) King Birendra Bir Bikram will be crowned king of Nepal on Feb. 20, 1975, more than three years after he ascended the throne, the royal palace an- nounced. Officials said the coro- nation date was based on advice from bead priests and astrolo- gers, as well as on Hindu scrip- tures and royal traditions. Daylight Saving Sponsor Plans Repeal Measure SAN LUIS OBISPO, Galif (UPI) Rep. William Ketchum who co-authored th bill that brought in winter Day light Saving Time as an energ saving measure, now says h will sponsor a bill to get rid o it. "The time lo admit a mistak is when .you've made Ke chum said Tuesday. Winter Day light time has saved little en ergy, "but has caused man and even led to a increase in fuel use by parent who drive their children I school in darker morning hours rather than let them walk. Save Classroom From Sinking CLEVELAND (AP) Wate: borne firemen and other cren rushed pumps to a classroom t save it from sinking into Lak Erie. They succeeded in saving th former coast guard vessel Mon day. The Woodbine a 108-foot buo tender decommissioned tw years ago and given to 'th Cleveland Board of-Education had 12 feet of water in its en gine room when the pumper went into action. COMPLETE STOCK-LARGE COLLECTION SPORTSWEAR Our entire stock of fall, winter, holiday, and early spring sportswear. Sweaters Slacks Vests Blouses Jackets Skirts All from Our Best Resources REDUCED TO J4. PRICE THIS IS A FINAL CLEARANCE Shop Thursday Until p.m. DAYS THURS.-FRI.-SAT. USE YOUR ARNOLDS CHARGE ACCOUNT OR WE HONOR BANKAMERICARD DRESSES-PANT SUITS LONG DRESSES REDUCED to Choose from a large selection PLUS many in the washable type fabrics suitable for wearing into late SPRING. SPECIAL GROUP COATS WINTER COATS ALL WEATHER COATS SPRING COATS SUEDE AND LEATHER OUR COMPLETE STOCK OFF Don't let inflation and future higher prices keep you from having Iho coat you wont. Save now. Layaway for next sea- son. Now shipmonl of fur trimmed suedes just arrived. BRAS-GIRDLES-PANTIES REDUCED 72 AND MORE TWO NATIONALLY ADVERTISED BRANDS Famous Maker Polyester and Collon Knil TOPS and SHORTS Navy, Rod and Paslols Vnluos lo OUR COMPLETE STOCK WOOLS AND FAKE FURS COATS NEW SHIPMENT JUST RECEIVED 'he Cedar Rapids Gazelle: Wed., Feb. 6, 1914 Manner 10 Delivers Pictures of Planet Venus the planet, the clouds appear in the pictures taken by Mariner as a bright -while against the blackness of outer space. But Dr. Bruce C. Murray, head of the Mariner phoot-moni- toring team, said his team of scientists got just what they ex- pected. The Mariner scientists hope the approximately photos they get of Venus, coupled with other experimental as data ac- Power Company Sets Contingency Blackout Plans PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) There are some funny numbers on January electric bills for customers of the Nar- ragansett Electric Co. They won't mean more money, but .hey could mean dark homes. The bills include code numbers as part of a contingen- cy plan for possible blackouts if :he fuel shortage worsens. "This is the last possible move to a spokesman said. "We're not saying we're going to knock you off next week. We're just being pre- pared." If it becomes necessary to in- terrupt service because of a lack of fuel, customers will be alerted by the printing of their code numbers in the newspaper, and told when a power cut will occur on their feeder lines the utility spokesman said. The contingency plan was rec- ommended by the New Englanc Power Pool which issues fua forecasts each week. If blackouts are needed, the plan is for "rolling cutting power to particular areas for a period of time, then returning that area's power a'nc interrupting electricity to an- other area, and so on, the spokesman said. went by, will add to their knowl- edge of the planet and its atmos- phere. .Such information may one day prove valuable in learn- ing more about the atmo- sphere on earth, they say. The Venus encounter was only a secondary mission in the million Mariner 10 project. The spacecraft is headed for Mercury and is scheduled to arrive there March 29. Because there is no atmos- phere on Mercury as there is on earth and Venus, Mariner's cameras will have a clear view of the The spacecraft is- expected to send back some photos of Mercury before inally going into orbit around the sun. 10 YEARS AGO Havana radio said Cuba's water service to the Guantanamo bay U.S. naval base was cut off and will remain cut off until Cuban fish- ermen held by the -U. S. are released. France To Attend Oil Conference PARIS (UPI) France said Wednesday it will participate in :he U.S.-sponsored Western-Na- :ions Oil Conference in Washing- ton Feb. 11, but will oppose any attempt to weld industrialized powers, into a single bloc. A government spokesman said, "If France is ready to par- ticipate in an exchange of views on various aspects of the energy problem, it will not give its sup- port to the creation of any orga- nization of the industrialized oil- consuming nations separate from other consuming countries, especially .the developing na- tions as well as producing na- tions." Political Foreign Minister Michel Jobert will at- tend the conference in Washing- ton. 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