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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 16, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather- Wanner through Sun. day. Lows (unlRht iu 20s. Highs Sunday 50 Iu 55. VOLUME NUMBER 38 CITY FINAL 10 CENTS CKDAH RAPIDS, IOWA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1C, 1974 GASOLIN ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES RISE Vows Ban Of Agnew Protection WASHINGTON (UPI) _ Comptroller General Elmer Staats, who as an officer of congress can halt spending of money lie believes illegal, has loW the treasury he will not allow any further use of federal funds to provide secret service protection for former Vice- president Agnew. Staats told Treasury Secre- tary Shultz in a letter Friday that further protection would be illegal, and "future payments made for such purposes will be disallowed by my office." Staats said the cutoff will be in effect Monday. "No Orders" A secret service spokesman said Saturday that Agnew would continue to receive protection "until the President orders the secretary of the treasury to order the secret service to stop. We have not received any such orders." Agnew resigned Oct. 10 while pleading no contest to a federal charge of income tax evasion. Since then; until Dec. 15, the General Accounting Office head- ed by Staats estimated that his secret service protection cost the taxpayers nearly Under repeated challenges by the GAO and Rep. Moss (D- Calif.) the treasury department has said President Nixon's deci- sion to provide round-the-cloc protection for Agnew was "pr sumptively valid and lawful." To West Coast Army Plea Spurned on Drug Curb WASHINGTON (UPI) A federal judge, calling "offen- sive" the army's contention that an end to its European drug con- trol program would result in chaos, has thrown its appeal out of court. Army lawyers submitted the appeal, along with a affidavit from Gen. Michael.Da- vison, U.S. army commander in Europe, io U.S. District Judge Gerhard Gesell late Friday. Legal sources said Gesell took just 45 minutes to read the doc- uments and issue an order that said: "It appears to the court that the affidavit filed is offen- sive under the standards of rule 12-F of the federal rules of civil procedure, the motion is hereby denied and the affidavit is stricr ken." Marathon Canoeists -UPI Teleoholo Agnew recently flew to tl West Coast for a vacation a guest of Entertainer Frank Sin, tra and was accompanied t secret service agents. Treasury officials noted tha Sen. Humphrey (D-Minn.) r ceived secret service protectio for six months after he left th vice-presidency in 1969, an have indicated Agnew would ge the same treatment. A GAO spokesman said knew of no way anyone coul appeal Staats' ruling, althoug the government could force issue into court simply by coi tinuing to pay for, the protection 0.8 Percent Output Drop WASHINGTON (AP) Th Federal Reserve Board reporte, Friday that industrial produe lion last month fell off 0.8 per cent, sharpest drop in mor than two years. The energy was falamec in part for Ihe slide, in Ihe aulo industry. Further reductions in clectrii and gas consumption by resi dential and commercial user contributed to the decline. Pro duction of household appliances was off in January. In Detroit, Ford Motor Co said it will lay off more thai employes over the ncx three weeks and will be laid off indefinitely due to pro duction adjustments caused by slow sales of new cars. Japanese Satellite UCHINOURA, Japan (AP) Japan' lifted a 124-pound test satellite into earth orbit Satur- day aboard a newly-devclopcc three-stage rocket. Today's Index Church 3 Comics 9 Courthouse 2 Crossword Dally Record 2 Deaths................ 2 Editorial' Features 'I Financial I" Marlon I" Movicfi Sports Television H Wnnl Ads Five lean and. sunburned Canadians group around their Golden Labrador retriever, Mardi Gras, as John Pfistjsr of the New Orleans mayor's office presents the dog with the key to the city. Mardi received the key for the five men with whom he traveled by canoe from Edmonton, Alta., by water and portage and down the Mississippi. The trip, in three canoes, started last May 28. The five, all from Edmonton, are, from Mike O'Donnell, Len Anderson, Rick Kemp (behind Angus (kneeling) and John Blair. Hearst Faces Tuesday Deadline for Giveaway BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Randolph Hearst has only the remainder of the Washington's Birthday weekend' to meet the initial demand of his .daughter's kidnapers. He says he is behint schedule. The Symbionese Liberation Army gave Hearst until Tues- day to begin distributing worth of food for each needy Californian as a precondition for negotiations for the release of Datricia Hearst, Feb. 4. 19, abducted In a tape received from the SLA Tuesday, one of the abduc- ors, calling himself Field Mar- shal General Cinque, said: "I am quite willing to carry out he execution of your daughter o save the life of starving men, vomcn and children of every ace." Hearst termed the request an mpossible task that could cost as much as ?400 million. Howev- r, he said he would try to omply, at least in part. He told eporters Friday he was a "cou- ile of clays behind." "Really Need It" "What I hope to do is give ood lo people who really need it nd not just assume that any- ody with a welfare card who rants to can go in and pick it he said. "I don't know the etailsyct." The giveaway program in olvcs legal problems, Hearsi >ld newsmen oulside his man- ion in Hillsborough, 15 miles oulh of San Francisco. lie 'mild not elaborate. Published r c p o r t s Friday Icnlified a name iken from Hie leader of an 11139 ovoll aboard the slave ship 'Amislad, as Donald David De- rcczo, .10. The reports, in the in Francisco Rxnmincr, Snn ranciscq Chronicle and Oak- mi Tribune, also identified icro Wheeler, us n suspect, llcnrsl. is president and editor Ihc Examiner. resembled composites made of the suspects. "My impression is that either one could be, but there are probably who could be Bates said. "There is nothing specific at all to link ei- ther man with the kidnaping." Bates said the FBI is routine- ly running down all reports of people who match the descrip- tion of the two young black men who burst into Miss Hearst's! apartment, beat her fiance with a wine bottle, threw herinto the trunk of a car and sped off. The SLA had demanded that Hearst deliver free food for the poor, aged, disabled and impris- oned at centers in San Francis- co, Oakland, Richmond, East Palo Alto, Delano, Santa Rosa and Los Angeles. The deliveries were to be made over a four week period. "I think they are thinking of a much larger program than I can Hearst said. "I hope hey think they're dealing with someone who will keep their vord. I'm going to do every- hing I can to prove this to hem." Close Friend The three newspapers said Wheeler, who escaped from the Percy Plans To Enter String of 1976 Primaries CHICAGO (AP) Senator Charles H." Percy says he plans to enter the 1976 Republican presidential primaries -in Illi- nois, Wisconsin and Michigan. The Illinois senator told politi- cal writers Friday that he also enter five to nine other primaries in a bid for the G.O.P. presidential nomination. He also charged that Pres- ident Nixon's refusal to give fur- :her tapes and documents to iVatergate special prosecutor Jaworski breaks a per- sonal pledge made to him on behalf of the President. Percy said Alexander Haig, While House, chief of staff, an "absolute commit- made ment" to him at a meeting sev- eral months ago that no such cutoff would occur. Percy said he was assured that Haig was speaking in the name of the President, who! Percy said was standing a few] feet away talking to another senator. The conversation came after Nixon and Haig met with 12 senators in the White House to discuss Watergate problems. Percy said he considers Nix- on's action Thursday lo be "al- nost equivalent" to defying a court order or a house subpoe- na. Such defiance, Percy said, ivould constitute a high crime South Viet Cabinet in Surprise Resignation SAIGON (AP) In a move that took Americans by sur- prise, the South Vietnamese cabinet resigned Saturday, in- for gambling. He claimed he resigned for political reasons. Longtime political observers said nothing short of a drastic dicating the country's economy government reorganization is may be in a more serious pre-1 going to increase production d i c a m e n t than had thought. Radio Saigon said the cabinet resigned to allow President Thieu "lo meet the require- ments of the new situation of ;he nation." One government! source said the move was made 'or both political and economic It was the biggest reshuffle of he government since Thieu .ook office seven years ago. He asked the cabinet to stay as been I eliminate corruption and bolster I the economy. Thieu in rec weeks has emphasized the neec to make the latter more self-suf- ficient. Premier Stays Despite the resignations. Premier Tran Thien Khiem re- mained in his post. It was not immediately known how Thieu would reorganize the cabinet, or whether he would eliminate some of the 17 ministries in an (Continued: Page 2, Col. 5.) that "ensures impeachment." caretakers until new members! of fort to cut down the bureau- j cracy. The last big cabinet change, last October, came when five ministers resigned during an ef- could be chosen. Gambling Crackdown Some observers saw the move as an effort to pump new blood into the country's failing econ- omy, while others connected it with Thicu's recent crackdown on gambling and corruption in the capital. Earlier this week, the govern- ment announced the firing of Veterans Affairs Minister Pham Van Dong because a house he owned and rented oul was used fort by Thieu to pep up the economy. The Saigon command, an- nounced that Viet Cong troops Friday ambushed government militia in a sampan 10 miles southwest of Saigon. It said the civilian owner of the sampan was killed and 12 soldiers were missing. "Priihnlily Chni'le.s DnUis, KBI agent, hail- ing tlio cnso, culled the re- riff "pure even ougli of the man Solzhenitsyn Awaits His Family ZURICH, Switzerland (AP) Alexander Solzhcnilsyn was scl- lling into his temporary home Saturday, catching up on rest and awaiting his family's de- parture from Moscow. "Mr. Solzhenitsyn is a Swiss detective told more than 200 reporters and cheering sup- rorlcrs at Ihe Zurich railroad station after the writer's arrival 'rom West Germany Friday. "He wants to be left in peace." Solzhenilsyn wave d and smiled the crowd but ninin- Inlncd liis bnn on granting Inter- views. He apparently.Is keeping silent until his wife nml three sons, who Imve n Soviet promise of exit visas lo Urn West, arc outside the Soviet Union. In Moscow, his wife apparent ly has not yet applied for a visa. Friends have said that she may encounter difficulty bringing out one of her three boys, an 11- year-old from a previous mar- riage. Kosygin Comment In answer to n newsman's question, Soviet Premier Kosy- gin confirmed Saturday that Solzhcnilsyn's family would be allowed to leave as had been an- nounced. Asked what would happen lo the author's literary archives, Kosygin snid: "H's difficult, for me to say. You know we hnvc speclnl organizations for that." The premier wns cornered by n Scnmlinnvinn newsman at the Moscow railroad station ns he awaited Ihc arrival of President Keklonen of Finland. Solzhenitsyn and his family are rumored planning on taking up permanent residence in Scandinavia. But so far there lias been no firm word where he will decide lo live. He has had invitations from a number of countries, including Ihe U.S., Sweden, Britain and West Ger- many. Lawyer's Home The author of "The Gulag Archipelago" K r i d a y moved Into the home of his Zurich law- yer, Fritz Heel) is Ihe ad- ministrator of Solzhenitsyn's es- limnlcd million in royalties from the Western publication of his books and Ihe Nobel Prize money he won in 1970. The author has not said what he plans to do with the money. Prior to his expulsion he said he wanted the royalties to go for humanitarian work in his home- land. Swiss authorities said Solzhen- itsyn had come to tlieir country for a "slay of rest" and had received an "exceptional visa" with no time limit. A Swiss interior ministry spokesman, Hans Willi, rejected as "nonsense" a report that Swiss authorities had pledged Solzhenitsyn to complete silence while he remains in the country "Of course, like all forcigncis, he must nol take an active polit- ical role that could burden our relations with other countries, bul it's evident we cnnnot gag a Willi snid. Ruling "Extraordinary" Rule 12-F gives the court power to throw out "from any pleading any insufficient de- fense .or any redundant, imma- terial, impertinent or scandal- ous matter." The sources said Gesell's rul- ing was "extraordinary." Gesell ruled the drug program unconstitutional four weeks ago. Among activities he found ille- gal were army use of strip-down searches of soldiers' body cavi- ties, midnight inspections of barracks; persecution of 'sol- diers for "associating" 'with known drug users, and certain other practices. Gesell could not be reachec for explanation of his Friday order, and lawyers for both the army: .and.-the Ameri- can Civil Liberties'Union, which brought the original suit seeking to have the drug program de- clared unconstitutional, declined comment. "Irreparable Harm" -Davison said enforcement of Gesell's order "will do irrepara- ble harm to the combat readi- ness" of U.S. army forces in Europe. Davison said his program, in- stituted last September, has "acted as the lid which covered the boiling kettle of drug abusers." But he said, if it was suspended, the "abusers would see such action as almost free rein to continue and to even increase their abuse." Julie Eisenhower Reported 'Fine' INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Julie Nixon Eisenhower was reported "fine" Saturday morning after an examination by her White House doctor. She went from a liquid diet to solid food for the First time since surgery Thurs- day for removal of a bleeding ovarian cyst. A spokesman said "quite a volume" of goodwill messages and cards were being sent Mrs. Eisenhower, along with nu- merous flowers, although she liad urged that people send do- nations instead to their favorite charity. The spokesman said flowers cnt to Mrs. Eisenhower were )eing distributed to other pa- ients al the Indiana University Medical Center at her request. Applies if Allocation Down 15% WASHINGTON (AP) Retail gasoline dealers whose alloca- ions have been cut more than 5 percent were told Saturday hat they could tack another Jenny on their pump prices as of next month. The Federal Energy Office ac- ion came as a number of sta- ion closings were threatened in 'arious parts of the country to srotest declining profits and TEO rules. According to Deputy Adminis- :rator John C. Sawhill, the lat- est price hike may be main- tained from month to month only if a given dealer's alloca- tions continue at 15 percent or more below his 1972 base vol- me. Sawhill agreed with com- plaints from station operators that they "have not only had to contend with reduced volumes but also with corollary de- creases in sales of non- petroleum products, such as tires, batteries and other items." "Just Don't Buy" "People just don't buy those accessories after' they've been waiting in line for 45 minutes or an hour. So the income of these dealers is he said. A similar one-cent hike for dealers exclusive of .boosts related to wholesale fuel costs was allowed in January. Sawhill said the latest.. in- crease came as the result of talks between the FEO and a dealers' group consisting of 12 station operators and jobbers "nan around the nation. The national average of dealer allocations now is 85 per- cent of 1972, so presumably many will qualify for the extra jenny in their markups. More Than Half in fact, estimated more'than half the stations in :he country fell into that catego- He announced that new gaso- ine allocations critical needs" 'for states with would be set No Paychecks to Faculty Rebel: ST. LOUIS (AP) Protesting 'acuity members at the strife- orn Concordia Lutheran Semi- lary failed to receive their pay- checks Friday for the first time since they refused to conduct classes in protest over the Jan. 20 su 'nn of Dr. John Tiet- cn, so ary president. Dr. Erwin Lucker. one of the seminary professors, said he lad been informed by the drool's business office that no checks were to be given to the IB balking faculty members. Today's Chuckle If you've given up trying to get something open, tell n 'I- ycar-old not lo touch it. early next week. He did not in- dicate just what changes might )e made. Meanwhile Saturday, a regu- ation requiring oil refiners to share their available crude oil equally took effect despite the opposition of the FEO itself and at least one major oil com- pany. ..The energy office contends the regulation, mandated by law, will distort and even re- duce production of petroleum companies. Gulf Suit Gulf Oil Corp. filed suit Thurs- day seeking an injunction to half the program. However, a Gulf spokesman said no imme- diate court action is expected and the company would go ahead and sell some bar- rewls a day of crude oil to other companies, as required under the regulation. The FEO has announced that it will ask congress to change the law. But for the time being, it appeared to be stuck with having lo enforce it. U.S. Treasurer Resignation Told WASHINGTON (AP) Ho- mana Acosla Banuelos is re- signing as treasurer of the U. S., according to sources. The sources said Mrs. Banue- los, 49, decided lo resign partly because of a reorganization of iicr office that reduced her re- sponsibilities considerably. Confirmed as treasurer in January, 1972, she was the high- est-ranking person of Mexican decent to occupy a position in the Nixon administration. Right at Home KISSIMMEE, Fla, (AP) Members of a volunteer tiro department didn't have fnr lo go when Ihc alarm sounded. Their fire station was nblnzc.   

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