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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 14, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather- Colder tonight, lows In tceus to 20s. Highs Krlduy arouud 30. VOI.UMB 92 NUMBER 3G CITY FINAL 10 CENTS JAWORSKI CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI. NEW YORK TIMES Saxbe Gets Hot Retort By Hearst BERKELEY (AP) News- paper magnate Randolph Hearst Thursday called "damn near irresponsible" a statement by U.S. Atty. Gen. William Saxbe that FBI agents should attempt to rescue Patricia Hearst from her kidnapers. "Mr. Saxbe is not the father of Patricia. I'm going to do what I can to get her Hearst said in a stinging rebuke to the attorney general, who suggested earlier Thursday that the FBI find and rescue the 19- year-old heiress. "To make a statement that you are going to bust in and shoot the place up from Wash- ington is damned near irrespon- Hearst said at his subur- ban home. Saxbe's comment had been that if agents found out where Miss Hearst was being nek "they'd go get her." FBI Statement "A statement like that is an- Hearst said. "I don't think it has a place in the negotiations we are trying to conduct out here." Saxbe's remarks promptec the FBI to issue an unusual statement saying "we have nol identified any suspects in this case" and "we will do nothing to jeopardize the safety of the kidnap victim in this case." Saxbe said he had not spoken to Hearst before commenting on the kidnaping. Hearst also said his wife was in error Wednesday when she said the family had received million from well-wishers who wanted to help finance the mas- sive food giveaway demanded by the kidnapers. "Not Soliciting" "She got the figure from hear- ing somebody say that if. they had a telethon or suggested a telethon they could raise ?1 mil- Hearst said. "I don't know how much we have, it isn't anything like that. We're not soliciting funds." He said he was still trying to figure out details of a modified food distribution plan for Cali- fornia's poor. "I think I said 24 or 48 hours or around there for presenting a plan. I can't go on a set timetable because I'm not sure yet what we can he said. Saxbe's comments came less than a day after a coalition of activist groups here offered to negotiate for the reelase of Miss Hearst. Saxbe said he believes led- era] authorities can identify most of the kidnapers, who say they arc members of the Symbioncse Liberation Army. "I certainly wouldn't recom- mend any compliance with such vague and unrealistic demands what they are asking is even beyond the ability of govern- ment to Saxbe told reporters. Reminded that Hearst has publicly assured the kidnapers there will be no armed attack in an effort to free his daughter, Saxbe said he understands the family's emotional crisis and said he has given the FBI no in- structions on the matter. However, the FBI later issued a statement which apparently contradicted Saxbe's remarks. "Wo have not identified any suspects and we will do noth- ing to jeopardize the girl's the FBI said. Thn rnalitinn's offer to negoti- ate followed a day-long meeting Wednesday, the Hcv. Cecil Wil- liams told a news conference at (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.) FEO Orders Refinery Shift to Truck Fuel WASHINGTON (AP) The Federal Energy Office said Thursday it is directing oil re- fineries to provide more luel to truck stops and jet ports imme- diately and that it has found "atrocious" price gouging in sales of propane gas. Deputy FEO Administrator John Sawhill told a news confer- ence, however, the FEO is not ready to start shifting gasoline supplies to alleviate shortages and inequities among the states. Sawhill said the FEO is send- ing teams to 20 states immedi- ately to attempt to verify gaso- line supply data and to start working with governors to alle- viate problems. The FEO directed refineries to increase jet fuel production six percent and to draw from stocks Today's Chuckle Housewife talking on tele- phone to butcher: "Please send me a clolliir's worth of steak. Tell the boy if I'm not home just lo push it through the keyhole." cnnvnnM to provide airlines witli their fuel allotment this month: In other announcements, Saw- hill said: The FEO, in direct checks of customs reports, found petrole- um imports for last week to be far higher than reported by the American Petroleum Institute on Wednesday. They were run ning just about at predictec levels of the full impact of the Arab oil embargo, and not some barrels per day short as the API indicated. The FEO said not enougl states and local .governments have acted to solve the prob lems of long lines at gasoline stations. It urged them to take steps including sales limitations and perhaps staggered hours to make sure some service sta- tions are open throughout the day. The FEO planned to propose perhaps an energy in- formation bill to require manda- tory reporting of industry infor- mation on all forms of energy. The FEO also planned to pro- pose next week changes in the Mandatory Petroleum Alloca- tion act governing the distribu- tion of crude oil. Sawhill said the act, which now requires roughly equal sharing of crude oil supplies among all refiners, large and small, should be changed to en- sure supplies to the independent refiners but not to force major companies to transfer supplies among themselves. The most anxiously awaited announcement the allocation or perhaps reallocation of gaso- line supplies among the states did not come on Thursday. And Sawhill said the reason was that the FEO is faced with un- certain data and could not act until it is sure which states are already due to get how much gasoline. Sending Teams lie said teams are being sent into the following slates plus the District of Columbia: Arizona, Maryland, Massachu- setts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Florida, New York, Oregon, Vermont, Virginia, Aiken, Dean Of Senate, Bowing Out WASHINGTON (UPI) George Aiken dean of 'he senate, announced Thursday lhat he will not seek re-election this year. Aiken, 81, has served in the senate since 1941. He was gover- Sen.1 George Aiken nor of Vermont for two two-year .crms. He has never lost an election. "My decision was made some years he said. "When 1 came lo Washington I lefl much .infinishcd work al home and I now want to gel back al it." Aiken, ranking Republican on he foreign relations and agri- culture committees, became the sixth of the current senate lo announce his retirement. Pre- ceding him were Senators Cot- ton Bennett Bible Ervin (D-N.C.) and Hughes Aiken, whoso counsels carried strong weight in the senate, was one of the first Republicans to )ccome an outspoken opponent of the Vietnam war. lie described himself as nei- ther hnwk nor dove, but find once suggested lhat Pres- cient Johnson should simply gel out of Viclnnm mid declare Hint Ihe U.S. had won the war. West Virginia, Alabama, Alas- ka, Georgia, Illinois, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, vania and Rhode Island. Last week, based on incom- plete data, Ihe FEO revealed wide disparities among the states. Maine, for example, was due to get only 74 percent of its 1972 gasoline supply for Febru ary, while Minnesota appearet to be promised 97 percent, even after allowing for the standard three percent set-aside for hard ship cases. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Kissinger told pepubli- can congressmen Thursday of accomplishments during this week's 13-nation energy con- ference but cautioned against expectation of any immediate lifting of the Arab oil em- bargo. Rep. John Anderson (R-I1I.) chairman of the house Rcpubli can conference, said Kissinger described the conference, which concluded Wednesday, "as hopeful beginning and he said that he thinks the French wil cooperate." Arab Summit In Algiers, a four-nation Arab summit conference d e c i d e c Thursday to send the Saudi Ara- bian and Egyptian foreign min- isters to Paris and Washington lo discuss the conditions for Syria's participation in peace talks with Israel, Arab sources reported. The sources said the leader: of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria and Algeria reached agreement on the conditions under which Syria would end its boycott of the Geneva talks. If these conditions are met Syria presumably would lake the next step toward a military disengagement with Israel by publishing the names of its Israeli prisoners, the sources added. Algerian President Houari Boumedienne apparently had been urging King Faisal of Saudi Arabia to maintain the oil em- bargo against the U.S., accord- ing to hints coming oul of their meeting with Ihe president of Egypt and Syria. The reports came after the two Arab chiefs met Wednesday night with the presidents of "Igypt and Syria. The official Algiers newspaper II Moudjahid said ending Ihe embargo would look like a sur- to American threats. The paper also said the U. S. wants he embargo lifted more lo hu- miliate the Arabs rather than to obtain more oil. President Sadat of Egypt has jeen urging an end to Ihe cm- largo because of Kissinger's iclp in gelling the Suez canal ibcratcd from Ihe Israelis. In other developments: A spokesman for Hie Organ! zalion of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) said Thurs- day lhal Ihe U. S. "is trying to nslilulionalize cooperation imong consuming countries to iang up as a fronl against oil >roclucing counlrics." Vicc-prcsidcivt Ford predicted gasoline rationing would nol be necessary in the U.S. "particu- larly if ihcre is some favorable development on the embargo." More gasoline was available 'or American drivers last week than the week before, according o industry figures, but long hies were reported at service stations in most stales because supplies still were generally Ight. The so-called odd-even scheme for limiting gasoline Nirchases, based on dales of Ihe month and car lags, is com- ing inln use in more and more ureas. Wlreuholo SOLZHENITSYN AND HOST Alexander Solzhenitsyn, deported Russian author, adjusts his hat as he and his host and fellow Nobel laureate, Heinrich Boll, take an early-morning walk at Langenbroich, West Germany. Retirement 11 ill oiven Senate Okay By Frank Nye DBS MOINES A bill autho- rizing the state banking depart- ment to set up a retirement sys- tem for its employes supple- menting state and federal pen- iion plans, was approved by the Iowa senate Thursday, 35 to 14. The bill was described by op- ponents as "special interest" legislation, and by advocates as a state department seeking "to improve itself." Shifts Vote It will be held on the senate calendar for several days by a reconsideration motion filed by Sen. Earl W i 11 i t s (D-Des who shifted his vote from "no" to aye, so he could 'lie the motion. Before passing the measure, which has the backing of the ranking department, the senate adopted an amendment by Sen, H i n n e 11 c Dodcrer (D-Iowa authorizing the depart- ment only to "recommend" in- stead of "establish" a. retire- ment plan. Then, a few minutes later, the senate turned down another Do- derer amendment requiring the department to make its rccom- nendations to the legislature Before implementing any new retirement plan. This raised the question of where the department is sup- losed to direct its recommen- (Continucd: Page 3, Col. 2.) Solihenitsyn: 'Spoke T A A L' loo Much in Russia LANGENBROICH, Germany (UPI) Exiled Russian author Alexander Solzhenitsyn sale Thursday he would keep silent for the time being because he "spoke too much" in the Soviet Union, which stripped away his .citizenship and expelled him. "In the motherland, I spoke too said Solzhenitsyn as reporters crowded around him at the home of a fellow Nobel Prize-winning writer Heinrich Boll. "Now is the lime for si- lence." Not Decided Boll said Solzhenitsyn proba- bly would leave West Germany, but had not decided where to settle permanently. The Paris newspaper Francc- Soir estimated Solzhenitsyn has at least ?6 million in book royal- ties outside Russia. And the Nobel Foundation said in Stockholm he could pick up the he was awarded when he won the 1070 Nobel Prize for literature. Boll made the statement to re- porters with Solzhenitsyn stand- ing beside him nodding affirma- tively. To U.S.? A reporter asked if Solzhenit- n might go lo the U.S. The U.S. and Great Britain have of- fered Solzhenitsyn asylum. "He docs not Boll re- plied. Expelled from Ihe Soviet Union Wednesday after his ar- rest a day earlier, Solzhenitsyn came to West Germany where fellow Nobel Prize-winner Boll offered him "tea, bread and a bed" in his Eifel mountain farm house. "Mr. Solzhenitsyn expects to stay here a few Boll said. "But when his wife comes to West Germany, she will not join him here." Following the writer's ex- pulsion, Tass, the Soviet news agency, announced that his family could join him "when they deem it necessary." But Boll said Solzheuitsyn was sus- picious of this. In Moscow newsmen talked to Solzhenitsyn's wife, Natalya Svetlova. "We intend to follow him, cer- tainly, but when, where we just don't Mrs. Solzhen- itsyn, 33, said Wednesday night after a 15-minute telephone con- versation with her husband. She was red-eyed from crying but obviously greatly relieved. Plane of Ideas Meanwhile Italy's Communist party paper published a state- ment by Carol Gabbuggiani, Communist president of the Tuscan regional council, in which he condemned the Soviet decision and declared: "Even in he face of opinions which may )e serious and radical, the re- sponse would be on the plane of ideas and not on that of 12% Rise in Fotidfnces Seen in 1974 WASHINGTON (AP) Su permarket food prices are ex pected to climb 12 percent in 1974 but could soar as much as 16 percent and match las year's rise, sharpest in quarter-century, the agriculture department said Thursday. The department's outlook ant situation board said the sharp- est increases are occurring this winter. Those .prices wil' probably average 5 percent above the fourth quarter of 1973. Compared with January March last year, prices at su permarkets are expected to average 20.7 percent higher Two months ago USDA predict ed the first-quarter climb wouk be 15 percent from a year earli- er. "Prices for practically al' major categories of food will be increased, reflecting tighteninj supplies, higher farm prices anc rising costs of processing, trans- porting and distributing food the board said. By summer, if all goes well more cattle arc expected to reach market and increase the icef supply. Pork, because hog jroducers arc still holding down output, will take longer. Inventory Report The first reassuring glimmer hat department predictions of more meat by mid-year might be correct came Wednesday in (Continued: Page 3, Col. 4.) Documents, Tapes Are Gas Stations Threaten Shutdown NEW YORK (AP) Faced vilh federal fines for exclusive sales lo regular customers and n federal price freeze on gaso- ine, service station operators ire threatening to follow Ihe flickers' example and strike. Some already had closed their lumps, and others said they verc prepared lo do so. Bill Victory, head of a Wash- ngton state retailers associa- ion, said, "Dealer after dealer tas called lo say, 'If the nicker can do it so can we. .el's pump oul our gasoline illocalions and close down.' Invoking Ihe Emergency PC- rolcum Allocation Acl. of 1973, cdcral energy chief William limon directed service stations o (real all customers alike or ic fined up to Four-Day Strike In Norfolk, Va., some area crvicc station operators said 'liursday they plan a four-day strike that they hope will com- pletely shut down gasoline pumps in this fuel-short metro- politan area. The operators, after a Fcries of meetings Wednesday, an- nounced (hey would shut off their gas pumps Thursday night, and would not reopen them until Tuesday to protest the new federal regulations. George Vickers, owner of a Virginia Beach service station and spokesman for one group of 50 (o 75 operators who mel Wednesday night, said the latest government edict banning dis- crimination in the sale of gaso- line was "Ihe last straw." "Our Right" Robe r t Jacobs, secretary treasurer of Ihe Illinois Gasoline Dealers Assn., said about 10 percent of Chicago's slulions now sell gas only to regular cus- tomers whose cars they also repair and lime up. "This is our or a large portion of the said. "We are nol a public utili- ty or a monopoly. The small guy has to keep his regular cus- tomers or he loses all his backroom business. It's a ques- tion of survival." An officer of a Washington state service station associa- tion said his members were eager lo sec a gasoline price increase which they claim Simon promised them last De- cember. "Simon hasn't made good on h i s said Wayne Bowlby. Organizations representing about a third of California's service stations scheduled a meeting Thursday lo discuss Ihe federal price freeze on profit margins. "We're going lo have lo get some firm and decisive commit- ment from Ihe federal govcrn- industry will just said Ray Ashwill, acting chairman of the California Coordinating Council of Service Station Associations. Two-Cent Hike Wayne Gilbert, president of a Greenville, S.C., chapter of a dealers' association, said unless the government grants a two- cent per gallon price increase by Friday, stations in his slate will close down. Statewide shutdowns were also being talked about in Ore- gon and New York. In Connecticut, rcprescnl- tailcrs Assn. meet with Gov. Thomas Meskill Thursday lo discuss means of averting the spread of a strike by station op- erators protesting the ban on :rvicc to regular customers (Continued: Page 2, Col. WASHINGTON (AP) Spe- cial Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski said Thursday the Vhite House has refused lo pro- vide him with additional evi- dence for his investigations. A spokesman for Jaworski said the prosecutor has in- rormed the chairman of the sen- ate judiciary committee, Sen. James Eastland of .he refusal. "The production of the addi- tional evidence for the Water- gate investigation requested of the White House since Jan. 9, has now been refused by letter from Mr. James D. St. Clair, who advised us that he was acting at the direction of the the spokesman said. The presidential decision to cut off the prosecutor from fur- ther access to tapes and docu- ments he has requested set the stage for a new conflict. The announcement was the first public acknowledgement by Jaworski that the White House had flatly refused to con- tinue providing material he has sought. Subpoena? Jaworski_refused .to_ comment 'on whether he would subpoena the material he wants from pre- sidential files. It was believed unlikely Ja- worski would go to court for ad- ditional evidence for the Water- gate breakin and cover-up case in which a grand jury is expect- ed to return indictments by the end of the month. New litigation in an attempt to get additional material would delay those indictments, al- ready held up for months by the long battle over White House tapes slarted by Jaworski's pre- decessor Archibald Cox. However, it was considered likely Jaworski would subpoena material sought in other cases such as the investigation of con- tributions from the dairy in- dustry to President Nixon's re- election campaign. Reluctance Hinted The view that Jaworski was reluctant to get into a protract- ed court fight appeared con- firmed by the prosecutor's deci- sion to lake his case to the senate judiciary committee. The prosecutor's spokesman said Jaworski had reported the new development to Easlland "for the information of the members of that committee in accordance with his assurance given in sworn teslimony before the committee that he would in- form that group of such a devel- opment." President Nixon signaled his intention to cut off Jaworski from further access to While House files in his Slate of the Union address on Jan. 31, when he said: "I believe thai I have provided all the material that he (Jaworski) needs to conclude his investigations and to pro- Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) Today's Index Comics .....................26 Courthouse ..................3 Crossword ...............21! Daily Record ................3 Deaths ......................3 Editorial Features...........C Farm ......................17 Financial .................-27 Marion 8 Society Sports Slate Television ..................10 Want Ads ................29-33   

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