Cedar Rapids Gazette, February 17, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

February 17, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 17, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Baltic That Never Ends (In Section A) First C. K. Championship Show Section (In Section C) Weather- Mostly fair today, liiglis 50 to 55. Mostly cloudy tonight, lows iii upper 30s VOLUME 92 NUMUEIi 39 CKOAU KAPIDS, IOWA, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1974 CITY FINAL 35 CENTS PKESS, NEW YORK TIMES Arab Envoys Arrive For Kissinger Talks WASHINGTON (AP) The foreign ministers of Egypt and Saudi Arabia arrived here Sat urday night for talks with Secre tary of State Kissinger on disen- gagement of Isi-aeli and Syriai forces in the Golan Heights. "We have decided to come after being sure that something has to happen in these long long said Omar Sakkaf, the Saudi minister, fol- lowing a bear-hug from Kis singer at Dulles airport. Hope for Solution Sakkaf, with Egyptian foreign minister Ismail Fahmy at hi side, said he hoped for a solu- tion "during our visit to this country." In Tripoli, Libya, informants close to Libyan President Moammar Khadafy said a full- scale Arab summit meeting wil' be held in Lahore, Pakistan next Friday to learn the results of the Washington meeting from Sakkaf and Fahmy. Most of the 19 Arab heads of WASHINGTON (UPI) Pre- liminary studies by the court- appoinuted panel of electronics experts has found that two of the Watergate tapes may not be authentic and ,may actually be rerecordings of The Washington Post reported Sunday. Alexander Haig, White House chief of staff, told The Post Saturday night, "There is no such report, tentative or other- wise, by the panel of experts." He called the story by investi- gative reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein a "hum- dinger" and said, "We will take it (the story) on like no other story has been taken on be- fore." The Post quoted sources at the White House and close to the special prosecutor's office as saying if the tapes in ques- tion arc rerecordings it would be almost impossible to deter- (Continued: Page 3, Col. 6.) stale will be in Lahore then foi a 30-nation Islamic summit con fcrence. Kissinger had flown up from Florida an hour before the Arab envoys arrived after charting strategy with President Nixon at Key Biscayne. In brief re marks, the secretary said, "We will conduct our conversations with the friendship and con fidence that has characterize! our relations." Kissinger added, "We will lis- ten with great attention am state our views with frankness. Kiss and Hug Fahmy, stepping first from an entranceway to where Kissinger waited, kissed the' secretary on both cheeks and received an embrace in return. Sakkaf referred to Kissinger i "my friend, anc said: "We are very hopeful tha our talks with our friends here will be very good and very fruit- ful." The Saudi minister noted thai he and Fahmy are bringing views that have the endorse- ment of Syria and Algeria as well as Saudi Arabia.and'Egypt. Fahmy arid Sakkaf are bring- ing with them the Arab condi- tions for Syrian participation in negotiations with Israel. The talks could lead to an easing of ,he Arab oil boycott and produc- ion squeeze. "They will be discussing the Middle East situation and- all aspects, of said Ronald Ziegler, the White House press secretary. Exchanged Fire Meanwhile, Syrian and Israeli 'orces exchanged artillery fire 'or a second consecutive day along the Golan Heighls cease- ire, lines Saturday. A military spokesman in Da- nascus said Syria destroyed an Israeli engineering unit and in- 'licted some casualties in a 25- minute.clash on the front's cen- ;ral sector. There was-no men- .ion of Syrian losses. The Israeli national radio said Syrian artillerymen fired four shells at Israeli forces near Jaba in the area captured from Syria during the October war. The Israelis suffered no casual- ics and returned the fire, the radio said. Shoofing Spree --AP Wirephoto John Flaherty, 71J receives aid after being wounded in a shooting spree on a Tampa, .Fla., Dead is Charles Stevens whom persons at the scene" said grabbed a policeman's pistol during a scuffle and opened fire. The policeman, identified as J. W. Carter, was said to be seriously injured. Joseph Lemelin, a security guard at a nearby store, shot and killed Stevens but was himself wounded in the exchange of gunfire. Another by- Smith, 17, was also wounded in the shooting. WASHINGTON (AP) With ood prices zooming upward again, the administration may >e reluctant to lift wage and n-ice controls from the food in- dustry without solid anti-infla- ion commitments, Cost of Liv- ng Council officials say. Kenneth Fedor, the council's op food expert, said the council lopes it can lift controls from he .food industry, along with most of the rest of the economy by April 30. "Not Sure" But he indicated that in talks vith food industry represent- itives, the council so far has icen unable lo reach agreement on price restraining commit- ments. Fedor said he did not know il the administration would seek to extend controls over the foot industry after April 30 withoul such commitments. "I'm not sure anybody knows at this he said. Other council sources, who did not want to be named, sail they believed the administration would have trouble lifting con- trols from food during a time of rapidly rising prices. Prices of agricultural prod- ucts at the farm level were up 8.1 percent in January, the gov- ernment reported, after a 36 percent increase in all of 1973. Although some administration Greets Fellow Emigre By Henry Kamtn New York Times service ZURICH Aleksandr Solz- henitsyn briefly interrupted his seclusion Saturday lo give an admirer who recently emigrat- ed from the Soviet Union an in- dication of his nostalgia for hi? native country, which expelled him last Tuesday. The author agreed lo receive Ihe young woman, who pre- ferred not to be identified, when he arrived here Friday because had brought him lilacs and roses with a note recalling a proverb of the provincial town of Ryazan, where Solzhenilsyn .settled in afler his release from prison camn. lie empha- sized that otherwise he was not talking lo any calleivsi "Marvelous Proverbs" "I was touched by your prov- Hie writer said according lo the woman's account lalcr. "We have marvelous proverbs. They don't have anylhing like il in the West." The woman said Solzlienilsyn appeared moved when she told him she had chosen lilacs be- cause in the spring is Chuvklv A KUUlll lOWIl IS WlllTC II-'.S iii) sooner dour Hum said. Cniiyrluhl filled with its blossoms. The au- thor thanked her warmly and kissed her hand. Solzhenilsyn asked her how she felt about the Soviet Union from afar. The young woman replied that she wanted one day lo sec Russia again, "but The exiled writer shrugged .sadly at the unspoken thought, as though she had expressed his feelings as well. The Nobel Prize-winning au- thor was exiled 'in the wake of Ihe foreign publication of his latest book, "The Gulag Archi- pelago, an account of the Soviet security and prison system. Horde of Reporters Solzhenilsyn met with Ihe woman in a hallway of Ihe su- Mirban apartment of his lawyer, where he has been since nrriv- ;ng here by plane from Wcsl Germany. He said on the tele- phone while arranging the meet- ing Hint he would have liked to come outside but could not be- cause of Ihe horde of camera- nen anil reporters In the street. When others in Iho apartment Tied to dissuade the novelist 'mm going lo meet the young vomnn, lie dismissed Ilioir can- Imw by .saying, "Xemlyachka, n Russian word 'or someone who comes from 111! Slime Kllll, Solzhenilsyn looked harried and unhappy as he emerged this morning from Ihe building where the lawyer, Fritz Heeb, occupies a third-floor apart- ment. Hastening to a car parked in Ihe rear, he said in Russian, am in a hurry, I am in a brushing aside Ihe mi- crophones and notebooks of Ihe pursuing newsmen. He returned three hours later without commenl on where he and Heeb had been. "You are the lawyer scold- ed the newsmen surrounding Solzhcnitsyn. Quickly the Iwo entered the working-class hous- ing project in suburban Ocrlikon and returned lo the where the Venetian blinds re- mained drawn. Place (if Exile Among the mailers Heob has said he and his client were dis- cussing was Solzhcnitsyn's place of exile. Once that is decided, the author presumably will ask his wife and their three chil- dren, as well as his wife's son from an earlier marriage and her mother, lo apply-for permis- sion lo join him. The Soviet Union has siiid il will let Snlzhenilsyn's family de- part, although it has mil Imiieal- cd which family members urn eligible for emigration. Until his fiimlly's future 1ms been clari- fied, it is believed that Solzhen- itsyn will refrain from making any public statements. Solzhcnitsyn a c k n o w lodged without response the Russian woman's wish that he and his family would soon be reunited. "Don't forget he said, then turned and ended the conversation. No Action Taken On Agnew Guard WASHINGTON lent Nixon has declined to re- move secret .service prolection for f o r m e r Vice president Agnew despilc a ruling Friday by the General Accounting Of- fice that continued protection is illegal am! will not be paid for. A spokesman for Nixon in Key Hiscaync, Fla., said Satur- day comptroller General Elmer Slants' refusal to provide Money for Ihe guard beyond Monday was under study by !lhe treasury dcparlnicnl, w h i c h supervises Ihe service. A secret service spokesman said the protective agency could not remove the Agnew nil "unlil Ihe President or- ders the secretary of the treas- ury lo order Ihe secret service lo slop, We have not received any such officials questioned w h e t h e r controls helped restrain retail food prices at all last year, Fedor thinks they have, espe- cially for canned and frozen fruits and vegetables, and, to a lesser extent, sugar and some dairy products. "When people think controls didn't work in 1973, they are jumping to conclusions. There was a 36 percent increase at the farm level, that's the story of Fedor said in an inter- view. Impossible Fedor, administrator of the council's Office of Food, said it was impossible to estimate how much food prices might have increased without controls last year and how much more .they might increase if controls are lifted this year. Once they are lifted, however, there will be a scramble by food manufacturers and distributors to build up their profit margins, which were restrained under the controls program, Fedor said. "There will be a lot of market testing going he added. Prices at the farm level were not subject lo controls during 1973 and Ihe food industry was able lo pass along Ihe 36 per- cent increase in farm prices lo :he consumer automatically. But, Fedor said, Ihe pinch on prices came at Ihe food manu- a c t u r i n g and distribution .evcls, including supermarkets, Because they were not allowed o increase the amount of prof- its proportionate with increasing farm prices. "Up Slightly" Except for receipts by farm- ers, Kedor said, "gross profits were up very very slightly and as a percentage of sales, they went down." Retail food prices were up 20 percent last year, which cost Americans an additional ?IH bil- lion in higher grocery bills. But Fcdor said billion ol (his went lo Hie farmer, and only ?li billion lo Ihe food in- dustry lo cover increasing cosls of Inbnr, packaging and trans- portation. The over-all increase in profits at Hie manufacturers' and processors' level was million, which lie said was very small. vWii! Accept Sincere On Food Demand, SLA BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) poor, aged, paroled and everything will be The kidnapers of heiress Miss Hearst said. ricia Hearst told her has said he could Saturday they "will accept a sincere effort on your part" meet such a demand, but he has said a proposal emphasized that she was well and healthy and thai meeting their demands for worked out on a had every intention of multimillion dollar food He has pledged to released alive. way to the state's he can to get really depressing to hear In a tape recording returned talk about me like I'm o the family, a man I can't explain what it's himself as a general field If everybody is con- shal of the Symbionese whatever you come that I am dead, well, tion Army also basically is it gives the FBI an excuse "Able and of Hearst's daughter said in the tape recording the come in here and Iry to pull me out. I'm sure that if the "We are quite able and has been received has to come in and get me of the extent of your capabilities as we are also aware of since she was kidnaped in a hail of bullets by two black men and a white by force that they won't have time lo decide who to kill. needs of the just do it as fast as Page 3, Col. 7.) inc comments ol tnst msn identified in the tape as General Field Marshal Chin, came at the end of a longer recording Drivers which Miss Hearst assured her family she is fine and expects to be freed by her captors if an Squeeze on tempt is made to meet the napers' demands. "I would Associated customers got some good to emphasize that I am' motorists on Saturday. and that I am said areas of the country voice of the 19-year-old triple squeeze this rcnny sophomore who was kidnaped Washington's -'deputy' adminis- Feb. closings and protests of the Federal Energy She asked her station operators. said station operators learned there's a price allocations have been cut newspaper publisher Randolph Hearst and his wife, the offing at many gas more than 15 percent can do what thev could to another penny-per-gallon to plans most price of fuel, beginning next that could cost as much based on the system were in station owners weren't eight states and the with the increase. "They weren't trying no good it's too little iresont an unreasonable dealers some said Jim Miller, pres- quest. It vvas never have threatened of the Florida Allied Gaso- feed the whole to press their :he voice of Miss Hearst said of, the demand that called for worth of ijfee food to each of higher- prices and to protest new government rules about referential treatment for xtetailers Assn. Miller said- many dealers in Miami, Orlando and Sarasota still planned protest actions shutting down Monday or Democrat Says gas until the tanks run dry and then refusing additional Transit Plan Falls "Come along about Wednes- WASHINGTON highway there probably' won't be spokesman for was opened in' a a handfui'of stations Wilier said Democrats said 'Saturday 'President Nixon's to mass transit aid, "as if the administration expected Hein, a spokesman for the Colorado Petroleum Retailers proposals may indicate helpful changes in policy but fall short of "a massive, broad-based il die." The railroad plan contains proposals for loosening said the price hike will be 'an- administrative monstrosi- sault on our nation's controls over to enforce. transportation problems." The proposed the abandonment of lines, McFall said. He said that meanwhile, con-inued the search for gasoline. Assistance Act, said Rep. .arc more moderate Holiday McFall (D-Calif.) "has proposals rejected Washington's birthday billed as a big-money they will have to on Monday complicated mendation. However, it does situation. Many station jrovide the big infusion of who have been closing hat it seems to imply." "The act would simply qn Sunday decided to ake a long weekend, prompting range funds and in some cases cities and stales to try lo stock up on Friday and Saturday. come up with less than they thought they lie problems were worst in he big cities. The Automobile Club of South- McFall is the house Democratic whip and was selected at Kirkwood Commu-nitv college S 3 turd 3V Page 3, Col. 2.) he party leadership in both chambers to deliver a police the theft of a television unit valued response' lo Nixon's address last The unit reportedly was Index Among Nixon's a college building A were billion in federal into between 10 p.m. News 1, 3, 18 or metropolitan and and 4 a.m. Hall Noles 2 ransportation with two-thirds closed circuit unit 3 Editorials f, it for use by state and local of a camera, a recorder Card 7 ernments. He also proposed power On Youth 11 jillion in federal guarantees improve railroads. McFall said Nixon B Iowa News 1-9, IB Television Table edged for the first lime the need for operating assistance for Nyc's Political Noles S Political Calendar 8 Marion fl-9 mass transit systems. But, of 9 said, it "would not be unless a city gave up (AP) IMS tion money to get it energy chief William 14-17 while, one hand givelh, Ihe has been assigned akclh bodyguards, the C department and Iho Town 2 Alter 1977, he said, Office confirmed Oooks 7 money would be thrown into 27 common pot, subject to would not say D more demands than it protection had been 1-7 fulfill As the range to Simon but Icwa A choices widens, the a treasury HO available lo eilics for York Stocks a purpose "draw your own Ads U-JO Croiiword 17 McFall said Ihe if Simon had address makes no mention Arnold said: Mfltjfliino MA Comics ]-8 continuing, after 1977, the tell you. We do not way Irusl fund, which on ;