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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 8, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                The Cedar Kapids Gazette: Fit, Feb. 8. 1974 More Trucks on Road, But Shutdown Isn't Over Yet (Continued from Page J.) that for the first quarter of this year. 'Europe can expect a five percent oil shortage instead of !the 18 percent predicted in De- The shutdown by independent major refueling station on inter-' truck drivers continued in East- state go, said his business is Japnn ilnd South Korca crn Iowa Friday, but tt nf be ID percent short down on ,1, plan U eon- Government Junks Plan To Certify Medicare Patients WASHINGTON (AP) he said, a large percent- Threatened with a doctors' boy- Experts Predict Stabilizing Food Costs, Big Crops WASHINGTON (AP) Pres- i i- i i j JS L'LUIIUIIIIU tlUVJdfia colt, the government (lisabied Pcrsolls the nation will have record pledged that the U. S. will even- Kissinger Vows New U. S. Hemisphere Commitment PANAMA CITY (AP) Sec- again with the foreign ministers tary of Slate Kissinger has of all (be hemisphere he said The areement shows "that truckers began taking to the road again. A spokesman at Tubbs Trans- Running about 50 percent of nor- r Movers said the drivers he of 15 to 25 percent; and the world" shortage should be port Service Station in Cedar has talked to Rapids reported the number unhappy trucks operating Friday ing was up considerably. "I would say operations as of now are 50 percent of the spokesman said. But Keith Rambo. spokesman for the some 300 independent 'are almost Percent inslead of .ipercent, and upset: settlement.! Assumes Embargo 13 trol Medicare and age of it for treatment of w.nnnmil, .mama's sovereignty and the -crops and stabilizing food prices.tually return (he Canal Zone (o vjlaj of Ihc United the second half of 1974, launch a [stales in Hie Panama Canal can costs by requiring comments for 30 days. ItL fil.s( sion certification for hospital would not have estimates assume that I over the so-called (Their basic gripe of too high; Vtile said the new first fuel prices wasn't touched the settlement." Meyers said his diesel against the U.S., the supply was cut another 19 per-Netherlands, Portugal and patients. HEW Secretary "'e workers. w ages of industrial Western Hemisphere. The principles he added. state that the I the Arabs continue their drivers in the Cedar Rapidsjcent Tuesday. "I'm not going Africa, area, said the proposed any effort to ration this to ment worked out in We're going to pump, "is not being accepted. 'every gallon we can. The to bm'f" trom jernment has shown it Ol1 production. Weinberger, i "It is true that nonfarm to told the San Diego Evening Ple find their income back Thursday his Washington office, sl'Pczcd-" id Herbert Stein. bunc in a letter that it had j Weinberger said he" would f erer en. b j IT l chairman of the President's become apparent that "doctors tend the comment period on their f poftnnmip A spend inate immediately U. S. jurisdic- f'vejiion over the I0-mlle-wide Canal Even so, the I'S. was expect- hospital clerks." ijLUIIUIIIIi; themselves would not serve proposal for 30 Couneil mcmbcrs ,cstificd v the utilization review commit-! Thursday before the senate- I-nmn tees and that in fact the deci-i JIc said lhis 8ive economic committee. sions might well be made byieminent planners additionaljThey told the panel that a fertil- time to develop new alternativeiizer shortage will not hold down hours here to sign an agreement jZone that bisects this nation. on principles that would govern I Not Taking It jhave the guts to handle We re not taking it. Mo area b, H can ,0 _ has taken it. There is no object of going back to work if drivers! Truckers Unsure cannot make a living. We have! Truckers contacted at this Federal officials have admit- thei jted some Arab oil was leaked iothe U.S. As late as Thursday being after- to get enough out of this to Friday morninginoon, however, four hours after yive. Otherwise, why go Noting the return to the road by many truckers, Rambo said he and several other drivers "are getting out of this dispute. We've been spending almost 2-1 hours a day on it. I guess the radicals can take over now." Tubbs reopened for business Thursday afternoon. Also open- ing Thursday was the Hawk-I Truck Slop in Coralville. Herald Smith, president ol Cedar Rapids Steel Transpor- tation, Inc., said some of his trucks are again on the road, "but there is still a lot of confu- sion. Customer Pressure "Customer pressure has forced us to start up some of our trucks. We just can't stay shut down forever." Smith said the renewed opera- tion will be primarily in the polar division food distribu- tion. "Our steel operation is shut down from Chicago he said. Smith said he is keeping his drivers out of reported'hostile areas such as Ohio and Pennsyl- vania. All of the trucks CRST has running are company owned. None of the owner- operator rigs leased by the com- pany is on the road. Not Running Rambo said independents are not running in the Waterloo and Dubuque areas either. He said the independent truckers plan to meet in Waterloo Saturday to review the situation. Rambo said owner- operators want a rollback in diesel prices. He said fliesel fuel in Cedar Rapids is now 44.9 cents a gal- lon. "Six months ago I was pay- ing 27.9 cents for diesel he said. Tubbs was charging 43.9 cents a gallon Friday, but there are reports the price is going to increase by four cents a gallon. At 50 Percent Dick Meyers, owner-manager of the Hawk-I Truck Stop, a weren't sure what they report but apparently be- do. Said a Des Moines driver: it jts way through of- "I don't know whether to get fj ja, Sawnm said running again or sit here drink- ing coffee 12 hours a day like I there was no reason to exPect .....any change from present oil im- port levels until the embargo is lifted. have been. The fuel cost is still out of sight, and I still can't see where I can make a dime." A group of 125 striking truckers in the Council Bluffs area voted not to return to the road. Some industrial plants where workers had been laid off because of the truck shutdown, were calling back some em- ployes .in hopes products could be shipped. Dubuque Packing Co. recalled of its 2.80C workers. Wilson and Co. officials, where 150 persons have been on layoff, said no further employes would be laid off Fri- day, and possibly some would be recalled. The Iowa highway patrol said there were no reports of vio- lence in the state in the last 24 hours. State Files Tax Liens Against Iowa City Man IOWA CITY The state of Iowa has filed tax liens in the amount of against James William Hanson of rural Iowa City. Hanson .was arrested early Thursday in a rural Johnson county farmhouse and charged with possession of marijuana. The Friday tax liens filed in ;he Johnson county recorder's office, claim that Hanson failed to pay in state income axes in 1972 and 1973. The state further claims that Hanson failed to pay in state sales tax from the year 1968 to 1974. The amounts mentioned are claims of tax plus interest and penalties. It Pays To Advertise1. pected imports February and Stable Level? Imports of crude oil and re- fined products have hovered around 5.1 to 5.2 million barrels a day during January, figures estimated by Sawhill's office to be the stable import level under the embargo. Uhle reported, however, that the advisory subcommittee ex- to increase in March. First- quarter petroleum imports, he estimated, would average about 5.5 million barrels a day, some higher than last week's level. Uhle said the increase of Arab oil production, beginning in De- cember, would not start show- ing up here until February and March because of the time lag involved in shipping Arab oil around Africa to refineries along the Atlantic. Flood Toll DURBAN, South Africa (AP) Twenty bodies have been recovered and more than 100 persons are reported missing after a week of heavy rains and floods north of Durban. 1800 ELLIS BLVD. NW FLOWERPHONE 366-1 826 YOUR FTD FLORIST of course, would defeat j review procedures. the whole purpose of (he regula-j tion, and for that reason' 1 have v i I decided that we will'not adopt! Means IS such a proposal nationally. i "Meawe w r atlmt- m "Meanwhile, we are atlempt- ing to develop more effective PINE RIDGE S D (AP) procedures that will not infringe lprcsidenl Richard wilson of the jfood production. Farmers (just be more judicious in using fertilizers, they testified. H o w ever, Sen. Hubert Humphrey (D-M inn.) argued that the nation faces its shortest food supply of the century. :omplete of the canal to Panama. But Kissinger's remarks after the signing ceremony, televised live in 15 Latin American coun- tries, were aimed mainly at the in any way on the physician's duty to make medical judg- ments in the best interests of his patient, but which will.also have in mind the keen interest that the taxpayers have in holding down the costs of any program such as Medicare and Medicaid Weinberger added. The government spends more than billion a year for health Oglala Sioux tribe apparently has won re-election over Ameri- can Indian Movement leader Russell Means. Final, unofficial vote totals show Wilson with votes to votes for Means. Feed fhe Birds from now, we'll be talking about the food shortage instead of the energy Humphrey said. 20 YEARS AGO Secretary of'Agriculture Benson proposed that rubber and drug-producing plants be set out on acres di- meeting in Mexico City later this month of Western Hemi- sphere foreign ministers. "I have come here to tell you "I want to predict that a year on behalf of our President that we are now fully committed to a major effort to build a vital ]as[ week. Western Hemisphere communi- he said. Kissinger used the agreement with Panama as an example of how such a 'community could work. "It can be the first step toward a new era which we verted from major crop use thatjbelieve will be given fresh hope land purpose when we meet "Sacrificing neither interest self-respect, Panama and the U. S. have made a choice for Kissinger said. Gov. Bumpers Shuns Lincoln Continental LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Governor Dale Bumpers, who has ordered purchase of com- pact cars for state employes, says he will not use a new 1974 Lincoln Continental delivered lo "That Continental was leased long before this thing hap- Bumpers said. "We Iried to break the lease and couldn't. It's sitting at the man- sion and that's where It's going !o stay. If you know of anybody :hat.wants to sublease it, let us know." 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