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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 7, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather- Partly cloudy through Friday. Low tonight 5 lo 10. High in 20s. VOLUME 92 NUMBER 29 CITY FINAL 10 CENTS CKDAIt HAP1US, IOWA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UI'I, NEW YORK TIMES WASHINGTON (UPI) The scnalc once again took up (he Energy Emergency Act Thurs- day bul house passage was stalled for at least a week by procedural objections to its pro- visions to roll back crude oil prices. A house-senate conference committee Wednesday approved a compromise version of the emergency bill, eliminating a provision that would have taxed windfall profits of oil companies and passed the savings to con- sumers. The administration had opposed the windfall provision. Roll Back In its place, the conferees ac- cepted a proposal to roll back prices of crude oil and its prod- ucts. Rep. Harley Staggers (D-W. principal sponsor of the bill, said Thursday he does nol have the votes to. force the bil out of the house rules commit- tee. The committee voted 7-7 Wednesday to hold the bill back from floor consideration on grounds the rollback portions are not germane to the bill. Senators got into a heated debate Thursday with Sen. Paul Fannin (R-Ariz.) 'calling -for more time to study the measure which he said "only 10 senators understood." The floor manager for the bill, Sen. Henry Jackson (D-Wash.) said, "I'm anticipating trouble." Republicans and White House lobbyists stopped short of pre- dicting a filibuster but clearly indicated they would move lo prevent final action before con- gress .begins the Lincoln day Wlrenhoio ASTRONAUTS HONORED Vice-president Ford and the Skylab 2 astronauts look over a plaque dealing with the trio's flight after Ford presented them with Distinguished Service Medals during a cere- mony in Washington Wednesday. From left, Owen Garriott, Ford, Jack Lousm'a and Allan Bean. The Skyiab 3 astronauts are due to splash down at 7 a.m., Iowa time, Friday after a record 84-day trip. Live television coverage is not planned. LONDON (UPI) Prime three-day work week and mass recess on Friday. The provision, which would affect roughly one-quarter ol the oil produced in the U.S. t was adopted by the conferees The senate, had sent the bill back to conference' to remove language designed lo limit oil company profits. Price Cut Meanwhile Phillips Petroleum Co. has announced a price cut of 1.8 cents per gallon on gas- oline at its service stations. The company also announced Wednesday that heating oils and diesel fuel prices will be re- duced by one-half cent per gal- lon and liquified petroleum gas (LPG) by 1.5 cents a gallon. Amerada Hess Corp., the nation's 18th largest oil com- pany, reported its operating earnings in 1973 rose 278 pcr- cenl over their 1972 levels. Fourth-quarter profits were 578 percent higher lhan last year, the company said. Maryland became the fourlh slate lo turn to gasoline ration- ing in an attempt to-ease gas- oline shortages and long lines al service stations. The plan will follow the odd-even license plate rationing system already in effect in Oregon and Hawaii and due lo go into effect Mon- day in Massachuselts. Minister Edward Heath has or- dered1 a general 28, the government announced Thursday. Heath made the decision at an emergency cabinet meeting called because the governmenl has been unsuccessful in efforts o halt this weekend's nation- vide coal miner strike. Government spokesmen have said Heath has gone as far as he could in meeting miners1 demands. Officials have warned that the strike could lead to eco- nomic catastrophe. The present parliament, elect- ed in June, 1970, will be dis- solved Friday. The new parlia- ment will meet March 12. Visit Cut Short Queen Elizabeth will cut short a visit to Australia after open- ing (he parliament there Feb. 28, and arrive in London March 1 in time to name a new prime minister. Heath need not have ordered a general election before July, 1975, but he decided lo seek a icw mandate after the nation's coal miners ordered a shutdown starting at midnight Saturday. Britain gets 70 percent of its energy from coal and a'months- unemployment. A tolal shut- do.wn turn -the; chaos into disaster. Although an election will not' end [he strike, political sources said the winning party would have a mandate lo make a fresh start to try to solve the conflict. Asks Postponement Heath wrote Mineworkers President Joe Gormley asking him to postpone the walkout for the duration of the election cam- paign. "It is clearly desirable that during the campaign the peo- ple should be able to concen- trate their attention oh the is- sues on which they will be ask- ed to Heath said. Gormley summoned a meet- ing of his union's executive (pol- icy-making body) for Friday to consider Heath's request. "My personal view and that s Gormley said, "is. hat we ought not -to fight an j eleclion in the current climate and therefore a strike should be. deferred." But he said it will be for the 27-man executive to decide. The Conservatives currently hold 320 of the 630 seats in the house: of majority of four.'" is dependent on coal foremost of its electrical power. Officials have predicted cold homes, millions of jobless and blackouts. The miners demand a 30-to-35- percent pay boost. The state-run national coal board offered 16.5 ipercent. On another troubled industrial front, London commut- ers were without trains Thurs- day. They were hit by a 24-hour work stoppage by locomotive engineers on the state-run rail system's eastern region the second of a twice-weekly series of rotating regional shutdowns their union has ordered in a pay dispute. Church-State Hassle Looms punches 13y.Fraok.Nye. .____... DBS MOINES Possibilities of a, church-state fight in the legislature loomed Thursday when a joint house-senate ap- propriation subcommittee ap- proved in state funds for 1974-75 hot lunch programs "n Iowa's 273 non-public schools. The vote was 10 to 1 to send he bill to the full appropriation committees of the house and Kuwait Bows To Ultimatum Of Guerillas Gazelle Leased Wires The government of Kuwait bowed Thursday night to an ultimatum by a band of Arab- Japanese guerillas holding 12 postages under death threat in Ihe Japanese embassy and agreed to lei Japan fly a sec rind group of terrorists to Ku- wait from Singapore. The guerillas in Kuwail had threatened to kill their hostages one by one if Japan did not fly a group of four Singapore ter- rorists and their three hostages to Kuwait by 5 a.m. Friday (9 CDT Kuwait had said no but agreed Thurs- day night to let the Japanese plane land. A Kuwait government spokes- man said the nine Japanese and Arab guerillas had agreed to re- lease their hostages and board :he Japanese plane as soon as it arrives. The Japanese ambas- sador was among the hostages. In 'Singapore, two hooded and armed Japanese and Iwo Arab lerrorisls were taken from Ihe ferryboat they hijacked last Thursday and rushed to Singa- apore airport with the three hostages they had been holding under threat of death. Japan Air Lines flew in a special DC-8 jet. Thursday. It was not clear whether the three terrified hostages woulc go with them to Kuwait. A deadlock had developec among Japan, Singapore anc Kuwait when the. sheikdom de- But Drivers May Not Honor Terms nied the JAL to-land and Toi permission b was reportec Labor Lead Gallup poll published in Thursday's Daily Telegraph said the Labor party led Heath's Conservatives by 3 percent. The slowdown by the miners moll was taken before ia.5 brought the nation to a'miners voted to strike. the Kissinger fo Panama For Canal Declaration Caslro Visit MOSCOW (UPI) Tass ne agency said Cuban First Deputy Premier Raul Caslro, brother of Premier Fidel Caslro, arrived Wednesday for an unofficial visit. Today's Index Comics Coiirllioiisc Crossword Daily Record Deaths Editorial Features Farm Financial Marion Movies Society Sports Slate Television Waul Ads 23 ...12 II 15-21 'M .27-31 WASHINGTON (UPI) Sec- retary of State Kissinger flew to Panama Thursday seeking new dialogue with Latin Ameri- ca." Kissinger was lo sign a dec- laration selling up negotiations on a new Panama Canal treaty that would lead eventually lo Panamanian sovereignly over Ihe Canal Zone. Opponents lo the treaty hc- licvc U.S. defenses will he cu- (Iniigcrcd by replacing Hie 70- year-old treaty that qavc the U.S. control over the eanal and Ihe surrounding in perpetuity. However a senior slate dc- narlment official said the dec- laralion lo be signed by Kis- singer and I'anainian Foreign Minister Juan Antonio Tack 'shows our willingness lo en- gage in n new dialogue with America and lo move ihend on .solving our common problems." Kissinger was .scheduled In re- turn lu Washington early Friday morning. In a background paper issued in Panama City, the slate de- partment outlined six basic issues IhalMiave heftl up com- plelion of the negotiations begun 10 years ago aflcr riots along the boundary separating Ihe Canal Zone from Panama. They arc: Duration of a new an To Call Navy Man in Spying Case WASHINGTON (AP) Sources close lo a senate inves- tigation into alleged military spying on Henry Kissinger say a navy yeoman is prepared to tes- tify thai his military superiors asked him to provide unauth- orized files lo the chairman of ihe joint chiefs of staff. The senalc armed services committee is prepared lo sub- poena Charles Radford, who worked in the White House at the time of Ihe alleged military spying operation in 1971. The sources said Radford will testify thai he was nol acting senate. The was included in a bill appropriating a total of ?1.350 million for the state's share of funding hot lunches in both the non-public schools and in all 451 of the state's public school districts. Rep. Robert Kreamer (R-Des house subcommittee chairman, cast the only- "no" vote after bringing out through questions that the was not et. 'Krcamcr looking for- alternate landing sites in the Middle East Lebanon denied permission for the JAL plane lo land there. Earlier, in Kuwait, guerilla gunmen freed four of their hos- tages from the Japanese em bassy Thursday. More Than 20? The terrorists who seized the embassy on Wednesday claimed Shey were holding "more than alone in opening an improper to Ihe Japanese, and Arabs. They vowed to blow up the hostages and themselves unless the Sin- gapore terrorists and their hos- tages were flown to Kuwait. A special Japan Air Lines plane arrived in Singapore early Thursday to pick ,up the group, but the Kuwait government said it would not let the plane land "to avoid further complica- tions." It also refused to send food into the embassy. _ _ Negotiations between Kuwaiti m Gov. Robert Rays budg- j authorities and the gunmen con- ilinucd through the night, and liy Associated Press Representatives of striking in- dependent truckers say they will recommend acceptance of a lenlalive agreement reached early Thursday in efforts lo end the violence-plagued shutdown thai began eighl days ago. The negotiators said there would be no formal ratification that they would go out in the field to explain the agree- (Photo on Picture Page.) ment and urge that truckers signify their acceptance by starting up Iheir rigs again. In the meantime, they asked the drivers to stay home and re- frain from violence. Contingency Plan The White House welcomed the agreement but at the same lime announced a new task force from all parts of the gov- ernment to "assure that high- ways remain open." White House spokesman Gerald Warren said President Nixon felt sure the truck drivers would accept the agreement, but ridded that it was important to "do contingency planning" to prevent recurrences of the vio- lence which has marked the strike. Details of tne agreement were not immediately dis- closed, but government of- ficials said the Interstate Commerce Commission would announce later Thursday ap- proval for a temporary sur- charge that would allow the truckers to raise their rates.: The truckers have asked for cutbacks in the price of diese! fuel, higher freight rates ano permission to pass 'their in- creased costs along to shippers on a dollar to dollar basis. On Tuesday they rejected as a measure insufficient to end the strike President Nixon's imme- rent freeze on dicscl fuel costs first asked Vernllhi e government reported the Carpenter, chief of the school 'hostages were in good physical food services section of the stale condition. department of public instruc- tion, if the governor had been' asked lo include Ihe amount in, Tl'e terrorists released three Unharmed at the pump to remain in effect longer than one month. After the six-hour bargaining session which broke up shortly after 5 a.m. EOT, government negotiators gave full assurance that truck stops would have all the fuel they need. Additional measures were to be announced later Thursday. Energy chief William Simon said the increased fuel alloca- tion would make an added barrels a day of diesel fuel available. Truckers using gaso- line would get similar increases. A nalionwide toll-free tele- phone "hot line" to the FEO also will be set up by Monday to receive complaints on price gouging and fuel supply prob- lems. Some Drivers Balk Spokesmen for some militant drivers' groups indicated they would not go along with the agreement. A spokesman for Overdrive magazine, perhaps the most in- fluential voice of independents, termed the proposed settlement a sellout and predicted "a long shutdown and a very militant diate freeze on diesel fuel Palestinian women and a Pakis- Continticd: Page 3, Col. 3.) his budget. Carpenter said the depart- ment request was for only million for the slate's share of the public school hot lunch pro- gram. "Didn't Know" Krcamcr then asked Tim Mc- Carthy, DCS Moincs lawyer and! lobbyist for the Iowa Catholic IGazdlc '-cased wires Bigger Trucks Transportation Secretary Ilaude Brinegar indicated that as part of the agreement he would support legislation to in- crease the size of trucks allowed o.use interstate highways. He said this would help offset the >roblems of lower speed limits >y increasing productivity. Secretary of Labor Peter Brennan, appearing on an NBC lews program, said details of he settlement involve the gov- ernment's new willingness to im- rose the surcharge and lo study iomc of the other problems pointed out by the truckers. Brennan said there would be no rollback on fuel prices and thai he did not expect the cur- J. W. "River Rat" Edwards, of Overland Park, Kan., pres- ident of the owner-operators In- dependent Drivers of America (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.) Police Hit Dead End n Hearst Kidnaping Conference: BERKELEY. Calif. Police '.'Has your organization gone u said channel of information lo Ihe Pentagon. Rariford, according lo the sources, also will provide some circumstantial evidence to jlo hear if Ihe family is contact- ed." said Johnson. Sgt. Al Bierce noted that the number of telephone calls from treaty, the transfer of y.S._jur- bolster his belief thai Admiral Thomas chairman of the joinl chiefs, was aware of (he operation. "Gave No Orders" Moorcr and Secretary of Stale Kissinger testified before a closed session of Ihe committee Wednesday al which Moorcr isdiclion over the Cannl Zone lo Paiiiimn, expansion of Hie canal's capacity, reduction of t h c 553-sqnarc-milc Canal Zone canal defense and com- pensation In Panama for use of Ihe canal. "The principles do nol cs- a b 1 i s h ah.v .-.jiecific dales, rights, amounts, "or any other the slale department lapcr said. A senior slnlc deparlmenl of- Icial in Washington emphasized but the joim. .slnlctncnl is nei- her n treaty nor an inlernn- ional agreement, "It will sim- )ly provide Ihe negotiators with he broml outlines of :i new rcaly relationship, Hu; details if which would be left for the text stage of Ihe negotiating he said. no instructions, gave no encour- agement either direct or im- plied lo anyone lo collect or retain in any irregular or un- authorized manner any informa- tion, papers or documents from the While Mouse Nal ional Secu- rity Council." Mooror has acknowledged re- ceiving two sets ol files on U.S. intcrnaliomil diplomacy from Radford, bill Ihe admiral les- Conlinued: PiigeirCol. 3.) 'We didn't know about lhal hatl cllcckcd citizens with lips had dropped until we read it in The Cedar oul dozens of leads but were off. Rapids replied Me- wilhcul clue to Ihe kidnaping Carthv. a former assistnni i.inn of 1'atricia Hearst, daughter of Carthy, a former assistant Lit county attorney, lie refdrrcd lo a story in last daughter I publisher-editor R a n d o I p h lllm.rcl Tuesday's Gazette Sen. Tom Hilcy (R-Ccdar Rapids) had launched a drive lo get non- public school hot lunch funding at a mceling of Ihe subcommit- tee last Monday. Riley, senate subcommittc Hearst. "Nol a darn thing checked Johnson said, but he spec- ulated lhal "something should happen in a day or so." Johnson said police were searching Ihe Berkeley hills by in Ihe area where .in Miss Hcarst's kidnapers headed gelling an appropriation .ancl wcrc 8olnK (ln0'' lo in for non-public school hollher neighborhood questioning lunches through llm senate 1973 bill il was rejected by the house lhal year. The joinl subcommittee last Monday postponed a vole Ffiley's proposal until Thursday )ccnuse Kreamer and several other senators were absent. Court Test Krcimier argued Thursday hat even I hough he is aware I.) possible witnesses. Waiting Johnson, speaking more than two days after the young woman was dragged screaming from her apartment, said he couldn't "figure Iheir holding her for loo long without making a move" for a ransom. five Involved Meanwhile, an FBI artist worked on composite drawings of (he Iwo black men and a while woman who abducted Miss Hearst. Besides Ihe three persons who carried Miss Hearst from her apartment. KHI agonls said two The search for Ihe 19-year-old oilier persons may have been Miss Hearst became largely a involved, although Iheir roles mailer of -waiting for her ab- duclers lo make a move. "We sit by ihe phone and wait, just hoping whoever has our daughter will call the young woman's mother said at suburban Ilillsborough near San Francisco. arc now wailing are unclear. "The origin.il witnesses said three people, but other wit- nesses have been developed in- dicating there may have been two additional people, a white man and a while an agent said, "lint only three cn- lercd the aparlmcnl." Ford: Nixon May Release Key Tapes WASHINGTON (AP) Vice- president Ford said Thursday that President Nixon told-him about 10 days ago that release of key Watergate tapes and summaries "is being actively considered." Ford said at a news confer- ence he thinks "it's a matter of timing" as to when the release will be made. However, when 'asked if that meant the material conccrn- i n g conversations between President Nixon and John Dean would at some point be released, the vice-president replied (hat "I have no specif- ic information." At the White House, Deputy Press Secretary Gerald Warren said the release of tape tran- scripts or summaries was under consideration but gave no in- dication President Nixon would act anytime soon to make them public. Asked if a release of materi- als from those tapes was under serious consideration, Warren replied, "I would say consider- ation." Three times during the news conference, Ford said he doesn't plan to examine the White House material himself and that "I have complete faith" in Sen- ate GOP Leader Hugh Scott's interpretation that it backs Nix- on's denial of knowledge of the Watergate cover-up. Asked if this implies he lacks faith in special prosecutor Leon Jaworski's contention that he has seen nothing lo indicate that Dean lied in saying Nixon knew of the cover-up, Ford repeated his statement of faith in Scott and said, "we'll let (he record speak for ilself." In response In several ques- tions about the Imiisc judici- ary committee's investigation (if whether President Nixon should he impeached, Ford said he expects "reasonable cooperation by MIC While House with demands for mn- lerinl." Cliuckit} Asked about Ihe first day of school, a kindcrgarliicr of- fered his considered judg- ment: "I learn a lot of stuff there, but il sure cuts into my day." -cowiioiu   

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