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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 9, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather- Chancje of snow through Sunday. Lows tonight In leens. Highs Sunday In 20s. CITY FINAL 10 CENTS VOLUME 92-NUMBEIUl CEDA HAPIDS, IOWA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES STRIKE FRONT CRACKS NOTED Ray Decision Is Due by Feb. 18 By Val G. Corley DES MOINES (AP) Gov Robert Ray plans to announc his candidacy for a fourth term a s governor Feb. 18, The Associated Pres has learned. Ray, only the sixth governor in Iowa history to be elected fo three two-year terms, would be come the first to try for fourth. And the next term will be th first under the conslilutiona amendment giving the governo and other top state officers a four-year term. If elected, thi would give Ray 10 years in of fice. Ray reportedly has alread; Less Gasoline To Iowa Under Redistribution WASHINGTON (AP) The Federal Energy Office an nounced Saturday that it was re distributing gasoline supplies sending additional fuel to 12 states and reducing shipments to 10 other states. "The original unadjusted al location scheme has suppliers going into some well-suppliec areas while other areas were in greater said William Si- energy chief. action should provide 'a better balance. The states receiving increases Delaware, Illi- nois, Kentucky, Maryland, Maine, Mississippi, New Jersey North Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Tennessee. The District oi Columbia will also receive in- creased amounts. Less Gasoline Less gasoline will be shippec to Iowa. .Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Simon stressed that the ac- tion is a redistribution and will not increase the over-all supply. He said the effects should be felt within a week. He did not specify amounts of the cutbacks or increases. New Jersey has joined states introducing a system for ration- ing of gasoline. The plan, in- volving license plate numbers, will take effect Monday and will be mandatory. Gov. Brendan Byrne said Fri- day that .New Jersey service station dealers would not be allowed to sell fuel to motorists with half a tank or'more. Viola- tors will be subject to fines start- ing at New Jersey will use the plan begun in Oregon, in which drivers with even-numbered li- cense plates can purchase gaso- line on even-numbered days of the month and vice versa. Governor Mills Godwin of Vir- ginia announced Friday that he has directed the state secretary to develop an Oregon-style plan for possible future use on a vol- untary basis. Expansion Urged The East Florida Automobile Assn. has urged Gov. Reubin Askew to expand the voluntary odd-even plan in effect now in five counties to cover the entire slate. Reports from the affected areas indicate that stations and motorists have welcomed the put his campaign staff together to be headed by Tom Stoner The DCS Moines broadcasting and advertising executive wa chairman of Ray's 1972 cam paign. Senior Governor Pat Miller, who worked on Ray's 1970 and 1972 campaigns will reportedly assist Stoner She currently works as a re searcher in Ray's office and ii social secretary to Mrs. Ray. Ray, if he receives the Repub lican nomination in June anc wins the general election in No- vember, would become the na lion's senior G.O.P. governor. Currently, no'Republican has announced for the G.O.P. no mination nor hus any Republi can taken out nomination papers for the post. But Lt. Gov. Arthur Neu of Carroll has signed for nomina- tion papers in Kie secretary of state's office for the Republi- can race for lieutenant gover- nor. Most political observers be lieve Neu would try for the gov ernor's office if Ray decided step down. Three Democrats have an- nounced for their party's nomin ation for governor Senate Mi nority Leader: James Schaben o Dunlap, Clark Rasmussen o West Des Moines, former Demo c'ratic state chairman and former aide to Sen. Harolt Hughes; and Bill Gannon o! Mingo, a former state legislator and unsuccessful candidate for lieutenant governor in 1972. Reports Filed Although Ray has not yel taken out nomination papers lis campaign committee ha; filed reports in the secretary of state's office. The latest report, filed Jan. 20 I Ray aide Elmer "Dutch' Vermeer of Pella, shows six campaign contributions of or more received between mid-Oc- tober and Jan. 1. Those contributors are Ver- meer Ray aide Bill Jack- son of Des Moines Ozzie 01- berg of Cedar.Rapids Re- >ents' President Mary Louise Peterson of Harlan Pete Vildman of Davenport anij "Jlen Rixon of Harlan Although none has officially announced for re-election, State Treasurer Maurice B a r i n g e r Auditor, Lloyd Smith, Secretary of Agricul- ture Robert Wunsberry and Secretary of State Mel Syn- harst have taken out nomina- lion papers. Of the statewide elected in- cumbent officials, only Ray, Atty. Gen. Richard Turner and Sen. Harold Hughes have not aken out nomination papers. Hughes has announced he will not be a candidate. (Continued: Page 2. Col. 7.) Today's Index ail Solzhenitsyn Before Prosecutor MOSCOW Alex- ander Solzhenitsyn has been ummoned to appear before a prosecuting attorney, literary ources said Saturday. It was the first known action if a judicial nature against him ;ince he published "The Gulag The sources said Solzhenitsyn ailed to obey the summoas Fri- ay and there was no immedi- tp indication of any further ac- ion against him. Church Comics Courthouse Crossword Daily Record...... Deaths........ Editorial Features Flnnnclnl Mnrlon........... Movies Sports Television .1 0 2 ....S 2 2 1 ...10 .10 ....5 fi Want Ads ...............ID-13 -ranee and Iran Sign Trade Pact PARIS (AP) -'France and Iran signed a major trade and cooperation agreement Satur- day under which France will build a group of nuclear power stations in Iran. Iran is one of France's major suppliers of petroleum. French oil imports from Iran were run- ning at some million an- nually before the recent price increases and may now level off nt almost billion per year. Pool pholo BACK FROM SPACE The space agency recovery team leader, Mel Richmond, is greeted by the smiling face of Skylab'3 Astronaut Edward Gibson as he opens the hatch to the command module after it was lifted aboard the USS New Orleans. At the left are space agency doctors. (More photos on picture page.) Long: Nixon Apparently Owes More WASHINGTON (AP) The chairman of the .congressiona committee looking, -into Pres ident Nixon's tax returns says a preliminary investigation in- dicates Nixon owes additional taxes. "We are going to say exactly low much the President Sen. Long chairman of Ihe senate-house internal reve- committee, saic nue taxation Friday. Long added, "We don't have any information to indicate thai She President was not in good !aith" when he filed his federal income tax returns for 1969-72. End of Month The committee is investigat- ing toe validity of Nixon's deduction for a gift of lis papers to the National Ar- chives and a possible capital ;ains liability resulting from sale of some San Clemente, Calif., real estate. The committee staff has said t may be ready to report to the committee by the end of this month. The Internal Revenue Service s re-auditing the returns. In a television interview re- corded for showing by Louisiana stations, Long was asked about reports Nixon might owe more ban He replied: "You said that but I leard you and I. can't contradict t." "Everything I know would in- Doomed Skylab May Still Have Visitors S P A C E CENTER, Houston (AP) Still filled with sophis- ticated research tools but no longer capable of supporting life, the Skylab space station faces certain destruction ir final ball of flame. though its last crew has abandoned the laboratory launched nine months ago, there's a chance future astronauts might drop by for a visit before it is destroyed. After the Skylab 3 crew un- docked from the station Friday, ground controllers positioned it in as stable an attitude as possi- ble. Later power off. they will turn the Ghost Ship If it remains in position, Sky- lab could drift in orbit as a ghost ship eight years or so, say space officials. On the other band, it may soon begin to wob- ble, then tumble end over end and spiral into the earth's atmo- sphere to be consumed in a fric- tion-caused blaze. If this hap- pens, the end could come in a year or two. Only if the cylindrical, 118- 'oot-long station stays relatively stable could a spacecraft link up wilh it for a visit. Even then, :he station would be dark and jowerless, meaning such a visit would be short. Space officials arc consider- ing the possibility of a visit by Ihe American crew of the U.S. Soviet mission planned next year. Barring that, there won't hat he d.d what his law-be American space irci-and his accountant told untj] ,h b jnni f o do, Long added. hc spacc program ,0. "Wouldn't Have Time" jward Ihe end of the decade. He claimed deductions that! samples and electronic devices. Any future visitors could re- cover the items and see how well they had withstood the air- less conditions and temperature extremes of space. Meanwhile, the station may yet yield some information that space engineers are hungry'for what caused some failures of Skylab refrigeration, battery and guidance systems. The engineers will put ex- tremely heavy stresses on some of this equipment through re- mote commands from earth, hoping to find out the working limits of the equipment. Leader Forced Out NEW DELHI (AP) The gov- ernment leader in Gujarat re- signed Saturday. He was Ihe first chief minister of an Indian state forced from office by civil disorders and riots. Sixty Flee Mason City Hotel Blaze MASON CITY (UPI) Fire Chief John Holt said Saturday an early morning fire at the Eadnar hotel in downtown Ma- son City apparently was caused yj a smoldering cigaret in a storage closet. The blaze broke out at about a.m. Saturday in a maid's storage closet on the second floor of the four-story older ho- tel. Sixty persons were evacu ated from the hotel without in- jury, but at least one fireman, a policeman and several of the hotel occupants were treated for imoke inhalation at a local hos- pital. Holt said the cigaret may have been smoldering in the locked linen closet since late Friday. He said a dollar esti- mate of loss had not been set, (Continued: Page 2, Col. 2.) Common Cause Chairman Reports Office Breakins WASHINGTON (AP) The offices of John Gardner, chair- man of Common Cause, have reen broken into and notes of a board meeting were shuffled, according to Gardner. He said Friday that mailing ists also were rifled and copies of public speeches he has given n the last five months were aken in at least two separate ncidents between Wednesday evening and Friday. Police were investigating. though such ideas did occur briefly. "It went running through my mind, but it seemed so dumb to me, like bad burglaries were getting to be the she said, "but I didn't give any for- mal thought lo it." Common Cause has been wag- ing a legal battle to discover the sourcss of President Nixon's campaign financing. Drawings of 3 Kidnapers Net No Lead BERKELEY, Calif. (UPI) Police said Saturday that no new leads have developed fol- lowing massive media exposure! of composite drawings of two black men and a white woman suspected of kidnaping.Patricia Hearst, 19, publishing heiress. The charcoal drawings, the work of an FBI expert from Washington were published in the area's newspapers Friday evening and Saturday morning and shown on television news- :asts. "We received a couple of dozen calls from people who :hought they saw the suspects M nothing said Police Inspector Dan Wolke. ''Nothing, but nothing, checked said another of- ficer. An FBI spokesman said it was normal to receive "many calls in a case of this much interest." "Never Know" "We check out everything be- cause you never, know wjiich will be the he said. The woman in the composite had shoulder-length hair, light in color. One man had a mous- tache, light beard and heavy eyebrows. The other was clean- shaven, with short, natural-style hair. Witnesses who saw Miss Hearst thrown into the, trunk of a car provided the information for the sketches. The parents waited at their suburban mansion for further word from the Lib- eration Army. The SLA claimed responsi- bility for the slaying of Oakland Schools Supt. Marcus Foster last November. It sent a letter Thursday saying Miss Hearst was held "in protective cus- tody" and warning she would be killed if rescue attempts were made. Exchange Try Berkeley radio station KPFA and the. Berkeley Barb newspa- per, which received copies of Ihe first communication, said no further letters were received Friday. Charles Bates, FBI special agent in charge of the investiga- tion, said it was logical to spec- ulate that the SLA might try to exchange Miss Hearst for the two held in the.Foster killing. The agent said he did not know of any such previous at- tempt in the U.S. and said a decision on release of the pair, if the demand came, would Nave to be made by state of- ficials. Still Stiff Resistance By Drivers WASHINGTON (AI'I- Prcsidcnt Nixon told a nation- wide radio audience this after- noon that it is "time to get all the trucks back on the road" to provide food, fuel and other essentials for all Americans. hey thought, or at least that hey advised him they felt he Time Capsule I Gardner's secretary, iMaryi Hanson, said the theft of the Gardner said copies of his speeches could have been ob- tained by mail. vas entitled to take If he iad put as much time on his tax (Continued: Page 2, Col. 7.) The departing crew left he-! speeches was discovered Thurs- hind a sort of time capsule. It is May. a bag filled with various items' She said no serious thought camera film and filters, un- used dehydrated food, fabric was given to connecting the in- cidents wilh Watergate, al- "We run a totally open opera- he said. :'li' they'd written us, they could have had them." The incident involving the note- book and cards containing Ihc mailing lists was discovered Friday. Officer Dies in Banister Slide LONDON (AP) Wing Cmdr. Graham Gardner, 37, of the Royal Air Force had just fin- ished successfully mediating a dispute and getting some per- sons closer together. As he left the meeting he decided to slide down the ban- ister. He fell 80 feet to his death. "It was a simple, almost child- ish impetuousncss in a moment of said a friend. They Measure Gasoline by Hours in Line By Frederick Gray ROWAYTON, Conn. (AP) Where I come from, we don't measure the value of gasoline by Ihe price on Ihe pump. Nor by the capacity of Ihc gas tank. We measure gasoline by the hours spent in line. And one day Ihis week my wife and I spent seven hours for gasoline. That bought us worth for our two cars. Al 52 cents a gallon, that's not much gns. "A my wife cx- clnlmcd. I pro- claimed. We were ecstatic. That meant ench of us could gel lo work the next day and possibly the day after. And for the first time in a week we were able to shop in a grocery brimming with everything bul people. Dine virtually alone at Mac- Donald's. And drive to work with gas gauges lopped off at "nearly empty" instead of "below empty." For seven days that last reading had forced us to walk, taxi and tap well-connected friends. How come? Because we live in southern Connecticut, a gasoline wasteland of closed stations and frayed nerves. Most slntions arc open for Hint very curly hour just nfler sunrisn. The customer is ad- vised to be in line when the pumps open. That is when a large liandscrawlcd sign is carried past all waiting cars and set on the last car in line. The sign reads; "Sorry. Last car." Late shows are expected to lake. Ihc hint and leave. In- stead, they pass the sign down the line to newly arriving cars until either the.station runs out of gas or the attendant recognizes the "real" last car. Sometimes Ihe exasperated station owner reduces the maximum amount obtainable from That happened my wife, accounting for two hours of our combined seven-hour total and one of Ihc three such dollar purchases. Later I wasted three hours waiting for road service lo bail me out wilh a can of gas. On Ihe third call I was told: "We're very sorry for the delay but the truck we sent after you has run out of gas. Another will be there short- ly." It did but the driver didn't have any gasoline. The 40-minule walk home took me by a hardware store, where I purchased one of the many newly-arrived gasoline cans nt My wife, whose car was stranded gasloss three blocks from home, had heard the only way lo get gas this side of sunrise was lo plead lo the local station with can in hand. "Against the snid our favorilc station owner. "Thai would he showing favoritism and could cost me That hit of inhumanity was re- turned in kind. I unleashed my wife, who for 50 minutes detailed hypothetical ciiliislroplics that might result from our gusless situation. Thnl got to him. He picked up my can, raced to the pumps, put in worth and raced hack inside again. "Hut don't you tell !i he said. WASHINGTON J. Usery, chief government ne- gotiator in the truck strike, predicted today that most trucks would be back on the highways Monday. By Associated Press Small breaks began appearing Saturday in the 10-day-old strike by independent truck drivers. There was still strong resis- tance from many of the drivers whose refusal to move their car- ;oes of food, petroleum and in- dustrial parts brought Wide- spread layoffs and spot short- ages of food and gasoline. It appeared certain'that most of the tens of thousands :of parked rigs had not yet begun to move. But two automakers recalled furloughed workers after saying truck shipment of needed male- rial had resumed. Return Urged And several among the literal- ly dozens of independent trucker organizations w h i c h have sprung up overnight began late Friday to urge their loosely-or- ganized memberships back on the road. Truck traffic was re- ported up slightly; a convoy of 20 produce-filled trucks headed out of Florida for the produce- short Northeast. National officers of'the Fra- ternal Steel Haulers Assn., who claim to represent several thou- sand drivers, voted unanimous- y to recommend that their members accept government promises of all the fuel they need and immediate increases in freight rates. Similar action was reported in Detroit Lakes, Minn., by. the 800-member Midwest Indepen- dent Truckers Assn. Trucker spokesman Leonard Fleet, on a swing through Ohio to promote and explain the settlement hc helped negotiate, said Saturday that he had been assured by some independent trucker lead- ers in Michigan, Ohio and Penn- sylvania that they were urging their men back on the road. "Get the Word" To make up lor recent and fu- ture fuel price hikes, truckers will get an immediale increase of 6 percent in the amount they charge for their cargo. That increase, which one driver said would mean about more on a Phiiadelphia-to-Chicago run, eventually will show up in the prices consumers pay for truck- transported goods. These developments, and me- diation efforts by persons who were urged by President Nixon lo "get the word out in the trucker's caused some officials to say they looked for over-the-road movement of freight to be back to normal by Monday. Government officials s a i d truck traffic was up 20 percent. The exact increase was not pos- sible lo determine, and a heavy snowfall on the Atlantic sea- board made it tougher to deter- mine whether traffic was up significantly. At least persons re- mained unemployed. And sever- al thousand of the more militant truckers continued lo vow they would not go back to work until (Continued: Page 2, Col. 3.) Today's Chuckle A child's idea of n balanced did is n candy bur In one hand and an ice-cream cone III UK! ollior.   

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