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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 10, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                WEDNESDAY COLLEGE GROWING Alternative for Parl-T'une Studenl (In Section A) Weather- Cloudy Sunday, highs In upper 20s, chance o( snow flurries. Low Sun- day night 10-15, high Monday HO. VOLUME 92 NUMBER .12 STAGE COSTUMES, ANYONE? Opera Theater Sells Wardrobe (In Section B) Section A CKDAK KAI'IDS, IOWA, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS. UP1, NEW YORK TIMES DBS M01NES (UPI) Iowa's gasoline supply will be reduced "very slightly" as [he govern- ment seeks to aid states facing severe shortages, Gov. Robert Ray's press secretary, Richard Gilbert, said Saturday. Iowa was included on a list of 10 states that will encounter a reduction in fuel supplies in I he near future as the Federal En- ergy Office seeks to adjust the allocation among the states. Gilbert said he was informed of the action by FEO officials. In Washington, federal energy Director William E. Simon said the decision to redirect the Iowa fuel supplies along with nine other states was made in ai effort to channel additional sup plies to 12 states and the Dis trict of Columbia where "acute shortages" have been reported. Close Look Gilbert said the preliminarj information from the federa agency indicated that Iowa's supply would be reduced "very slightly, possibly only 1 or 2 per- cent." Gilbert said he was in- formed that an official an- nouncement on the exact reduc- tion would be made in Washing- ton Monday. Gilbert said Ray and his fue' advisers would( take "a good close look" at the federal cut- back. "If it's a drastic cut, believe the federal officials wil have an unhappy governor on their hands because lowans have made efforts to conserve Gilbert said. A spokesman for the Fedora! Energy Office, Jerry Jackson said the redistribution would bring the 12 stales and Washing- ton, D.C., closer to their original allocations. He said the move was not a revision of the origi- nal allocation, which was based on supplying each area with a percentage of the amount of fuel used in 1972. Two Percent He said the supply shifts would not exceed two percent of the amount originally allocated to each area. The spokesman said some states with shortages were not included because they were re- ceiving the amount of fuel origi- nally allocated to them. He could not say specifically how much more or less each state would receive. Jackson said the redistrib- ution was decided upon after analyzing fuel supply and ship- ment figures given to the en- ergy office by the fuel compa- nies. Simon said the impact of the new allocations would probably be felt in the slates where re- (Continued: Page 3. Col. 2.) Telenhoto coal miners, defying a last-minute plea from-Prime Minister Edward Heath, laun- ched a national strike Sunday that could crush Britain's already severely crippled economy. Here miners leave the Dodsworth Colliery near Barnsley Saturday after completing the last shift prior to the midnight strike. The miners are asking for wage increases in excess of Britain's anti-inflation guidelines. Urban Groups Say Nixon Budget Cities To Do More With Less WASHINGTON na- tion's local government leaders say President Nixon's new bud- get gives them a lot more re- sponsibility but less money to meet it. A budget analysis released Saturday by the National Lea- ;ue of Cities and the U.S. Con- 'erence of Mayors also says the )udget contains disguised im- poundments which will give lo- :al government programs even ess than the budget indicates. Dispute Priorities A separate report by the Na- .ional Association of Counties says Nixon's fiscal 1975 budget priorities fall hardest on the irograms for which local go- vernment depends most on fed- eral help. "From the point of view of city governments, this budget would give them less money and more the cities' analysis said. "The difficulties lie in the budget's ordering of priorities, the sufficiency of resources, the gaps in the transition from the old to the New Federalism, the timing of the proposed changes in light of inflation and the un- certainty of the flow of funds to the the analysis said. The counties' report said, 'Despite the over-all increase in proposed still have disagree- ments with the. administration on priorities. "Unfortunately, most of our differences are in the 'people' programs where counties are Postal Service Fuel Cut Ordered WASHINGTON (AP) The 3ostal Service has ordered its imploycs to reduce fuel con- iumption by 10 percent and the nileage traveled by Postal Scr- 'ice vehicles by 20 percent. Announcing the action Salur- lay, the Postal Service said the Icps arc designed to conserve 'iiergy without disrupting ser- >ice or working a hardship on lostal workers. Employes were asked to cut fuel consumption 10 percent be- low last year's level by shifting schedules, consolidating routes eliminating unnecessary trips, eliminating unnecessary idling time and similar conservation practices. The 20 percent mileage cut ap- plies to large vehicles, including tractor-trailers, which generally operate within major cities. heavily dependent on federal and state the county lead- ers said. "Many of these pro- grams, particularly in the health and social service areas, are unlikely to be given a high- er priority if the administration later decides on massive pump priming." Concept Praised Both reports praised Nixon's general concept of revenue- sharing and a greater voice by local officials in determining low federal money is spent at Shcir levels. But -they complain- :d of a new loss in funds in the process. The cities' analysis also ac- cused the administration of try- ng to sidestep the controversy which arose last year over im- poundmentof appropriated funds by disguising them this year under the label "Budget- ary "In analyzing the the cities' report said, "the lea- :uc and conference staff identi- fied a million impoundment n urban highway funds. Our staff also found confirmation of HUD decisions to increase the impoundment of community de- velopment funds to more than iO percent of those supposed to )e available for fiscal year 1974. Issues: Price, Supply WASHINGTON (AP) Se- nior American officials say (he U.S. objective for Ihe 13- n a I i o n Washington energy conference opening here Mon- day is to assure an adequate supply of energy at reason- able prices with adequate re- turns for Ihe producing coun- tries. They hope Ihal this objec- tive will he agreed upon at Ihe conference mid be summed up In a communique afler Ihe two-day meeting. Foreign ministers, finance ministers mill trade experts arranged to arrive over Ihe weekend for the meeting. He- sides Ihe U.S., others attend- ing included ficlguim, Cana- da. Denmark, France, West Germany, Ireland, ,1 a p a n Luxembourg, (he Netherlands, Norway, the United Kingdom and two pow- erful economic organizations tiie Commission of (he Eu- ropean Communities and the Organization for Economic Co- operation and Development. Prefidcnt Nixon met on Sat- urday with top energy and diplomatic officials lo plan for Ihe coming meeting. No allempl will be made lo set up any binding treaty commitments, but high U.S. officials sny they hope some ground rules cnn lie adopted lo guide consuming nations in getting enough oil. The U.S. strongly opposes arms deals or barter arrange- ments, France has been offer- ing arms and aircraft in ex- change for oil in separate bi- lateral deals. And Japan has been offering technical assis- slance and economic aid lo the oil producers, hoping tills would bring favored treat- mcnl. The American view put for- ward by Secretary of Stale Kissinger and others is that the U.S. Is better placed than any oilier country to deal on an Individual basis with Ihe oil problem. Bui it is felt strongly Mint the problem must lie dealt with coopera- tively and not competitively with oilier countries. T h e European economic community has been seeking special deals with (lie oil pro- ducers in offers lo swap man- ufactured goods for oil. The U.S. plan is first to gain a common understanding of (lie problem with the con- sumers of 115 percent of the world's energy, and then meet with the less developed coun- tries and finally wilh the pro- ducer nations in a three-singe solution of the energy prob- lem. BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) The falhcr of kidnaped newspa- per heiress Patricia Hearst said Saturday he hoped the con- tinued silence from his daugh- ter's abductors did not mean that she was dead. "Maybe they just want us to sweat it out some more, maybe :hey .want to extend the publici- ty. I just don't said Ran- dolph Hearst, president and edi- lor of the San Francisco Ex- aminer and chairman of the Hearst Corp. "I certainly hope to God the reason isn't because Patty is no .onger said Hearst, speaking from the family home in Hillsborough. "Standing It Well" Hearst also said of his daugh- ter: "I would expect she is standing it rather well." The FBI circulated composite sketches of the abductors and consulted experts on radical groups. They said many callers c 1 a i m e d lo recognize Ihe sketches of Ihe kidnapers. But agents said there were no new leads in (he kidnaping and 'ho terrorists who claim they iold Miss Hearst issued no fur- ther word. Hearst said he ordered (lie Sunday edition of the San Fran- cisco Examiner lo print in full a "ivc-page, single spaced "Letter o Ihe People" purportedly sent Ian. 10 by Nancy Ling Perry, ilic is sought on a arson warrant in a fire at a house Hilico say was a headquarters of the Symbionese Liberation irmy which has claimed credit :or the kidnaping. Insight "This will give anyone who is curious about this organization in insight inlo it from somc- indy who is M part of learst said. On Jan. 19 the Examiner >rintcd excerpts of the letter in vhich Miss Perry said: "All members of Ihe SLA re- cognize Ihal we, right here in nre in a stale of war President Calls For End to Truck Strike Gazette Leased Wires WASHINGTON President Nixon said Saturday the federal government has met the legiti- mate grievances of striking in- dependent truckers and de- clared, "Now is the time to get all the trucks back on the road." Concluding a nationwide radio address outlining the adminis- tration's transportation propos- als, Nixon said the federal gov- ernment has acted promptly "to find a responsible and just solu- tion" to what he termed the "special hardships" that face independent truckers as a result of the energy crisis. The President acknowledged in effect that not all of the in- dependents have accepted the solution negotiated here this week in government-industry conferences. Then he added a note of warning to some of the strikers: "In no instance will we toler- ate violence from those with he said. "Those who willfully break the law can expect no sympathy from .those who enforce the law. We intend to enforce the federal laws, and we will give stale and local of- ficials the assistance they neei to enforce their laws." Praises Teamsters Nixon said he wanted to em- p h a s i z e that "despite the threats of violence from a hand- ful, of desperados, at least percent of the nation's truckers stayed on the job" after the strike began. Paying a particular compli ment to a political ally, Nixon said: "I want to commend those truckers and all of their leaders, such as Frank Fitsimmons, who heads the country's largest sing- le union, the Teamsters, for iheir responsible actions during this period." Nixon reported that many of Jie independents "are already jack in operations and our high- ways generally arc free from vi- olence" because several leaders of the independent truckers "re- cognized that the actions taken the government are just and reasonable." Independent truck drivers to return to work in grow- ng numbers Saturday, ap- jarently ending the worst of the 10-day strike that had halted critical food shipments and threatened some industries with virtual shutdowns. Transportation Secretary Claude Brinegar said in Wash- ngton that reports being com- )iled by the government showed truck traffic in Indiana, Illinois and Michigan at about 80 to 90 Jercent of normal on Saturday. And he said "even in the states where the slowdown has )een most critical, truck move ments today are reported to be approaching normal." 1 Some Dissatisfaction However, pockets of dissatis- faction were apparent in some votes rejecting governmenl pledges to freeze fuel prices and scattered violence con tinued. Mike Parkhurst, editor o. Overdrive magazine, said gov eminent proposals to end the strike were "unworkable" ant termed talk of an end to the walkout "a giant smokescreen.' Parkhurst predicted the walkoui would continue. A key group in Pennsylvania the Pittsburgh chapter of the Fraternal Association of Stee Haulers voted over whelmingly to return to work. The Cleveland chapter o: FASH also accepted the plan, but the group's Franklin, Ohio, Youngstown, Ohio, chapter was evenly split on the issue. Other drivers in Louisiana, Iowa and Alabama rejected the plan, and one group of defiant drivers in Batesville, Ark., named them- selves "the boys who haven't ;iven up yet." In Favor Representatives of a major r u c k e r s group in Florida agreed to resume citrus ship- ments Monday. In east Texas, independent ruckers stalled en masse at xine Star announced Saturday hey had agreed to contracts vith 23 trucking companies and vill be back on the roads by Tuesday. And in Tennessee, drivers in several areas said Saturday hey were cranking up their rigs and at least temporarily ending heir part in the 10-day-old ruekers strike. Ford Tells Sfeps Planned To Cope wifh Joblessness DETROIT (AP) The Nixon administration plans to seek ex- tension of unemployment pro- grams to allow workers to re- ceive benefit checks for 39 weeks instead of the present 26, Vice-president Ford said Satur- day night. In an effort to case the in- creasing impacts of the energy crisis, Ford said the administra- ion also would seek to broaden the scope of unemployment pro- grams to allow workers in areas such as agriculture to collect benefit checks if they arc Inid off. Ford said the new provisions being proposed by the adminis- tration to allow out-of-work per- sons to receive benefits for nine months instead of six would apply to persons losing their jobs for any reason, provided they are covered by the pro- grams. Ford's remarks were pro (Continued: Page 3, Col, 5.) Cfiitrfcfe This penally for bigamy is two mollicrs-in-law. pared for delivery to a Republi- can fund-raising banquet. The vice-president, who earli- er in the day had made stops in Kalamazoo and Saginaw as part of a day-long effort to wipe out Ihe slate Republican party's debt, said the unem- ployment programs being out- lined by the administration would be a joint federal-slate ef- fort. He said il would include all workers who loose Ihcir jobs, "regardless of whether Ihcir job loss was caused by the energy crisis." Ford said a special revenue sharing program set up by the administration "provides f o r new public service jobs if stales choose to use funds for thai purpose." Setting up public service jobs with government money has been one proposal to ease Ihe unemployment brought on by Ihe energy crisis. "In Michigan, and nationwide, there is a ready supply of fe- deral-stale cooperation to meet the Ford said. Earlier, Ford had said Nixon would be taking "the initiative for oilier contingency plans to (Continued: Pagoii, Col. 4.) Asked for Next Year 3y Richard Lyons Now York Times Service WASHINGTON Stressing he need for belter mass transit, President Nixon Sunday pro- losed a federally- lacked program to improve railroads, subways and bus ines- over the next six years. The program, which is to be sent to congress next week, would almost double the present annual federal com- mitment to mass transpor- tation systems. in a companion piece of legis- ation, the President will ask congress to approve billion in 'ederal loan guarantees to the nation's railroads for capital in- vestment in facilities and equip- ment. He made the proposals in a live radio address from the White House. Some of the ?16 billion that the President is seeking ap- parently would be earmarked for the operating expenses of mass transit systems. To States, Cities Nixon said that two-thirds of the billion "would be alloca- cd to state and local. govern- ments for application in areas where they believe this money can be spent most effectively." Nixon said that local officials would be given the choice of deciding how the funds would be spent "construction of high- ways or public transit systems, or the purchase of buses or rail ears." "This would provide for flexi- bility between capital invest- ments and other he added. A White House spokes- man said after the address that he reference to "other ex- ienses" meant operating ex- lenses. In his State of the Union address last week, Nixon pro- iosed a 50 percent increase in ederal assistance to urban mass transit, for a total of lillion. Largest Commitment Nixon said his "united Irans- lorlation assistance program vould mark the largest federal commitment ever to the im- irovement of public transpor- ation to our cities and towns." "We have to find he aid, "to use our enormous ransportation systems in a more flexible manner." "In many cases these sys- (Continued: Page 3, Col. 6.) av PMMMJtii unwuatWMtif UraflmaBililHUi Today's Index SECTION A Late News Deaths City Hall Notes Editorial! Accent On Youtli Report Card SECTION B Iowa News Political Calendar........... Frank Nye's Political Note! Television Table Food Marion Building Movies Record Reviews Farm SECTION C Social Around the 1 Now Booki Travel Sports Outdoor Iowa Financial New York Slocki Want Adi Croisword Parade Comlci B-l 10 7 1 IMS 1417 17 1-22 2 1-7 I-10 I 11-17 It 1-14 M   

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