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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 24, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                1-380 IN CEDAR RAPIDS Aim 'at, Fall Opening of.Section (In Section A) 60 YEARS IN ICE CREAM 'Jimmy' of.Sigonrney Still Dipping (In Section B) Section A CITY FINAL 35 CENTS Weafher- Fair and cold Sun- day, will) high about 20. Continued cold .Sunday night and Monday. Winds northerly at It) (o 18 rn.p.h. CKIMK HAPIUS, IOWA, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2-1, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES New York Times Service WASHINGTON Presiden Nixon announced Saturday tha he was establishing a lop priori ty committee headed by Vice president Ford to forge a "per sonal shield for every Ameri can" against invasions of pri vacy from any "source inelud ing the federal government. He said that he was directing the committee to begin devis- ing, within four months, "series of direct, enforceable measures" that could be pu into effect immediately. They would include regulations, exec- utive action legislation and vol- untary restraints. "Many things are necossarj to lead a full, free life" the President said, such as good health and "a fair break in the marketplace." "But none of these is more important than the most, basic of all individual rights, the righl to privacy" he !said. "A system that fails to respect its citizens right to privacy, fails to reaped the citizens themselves. Technology The President whose ad- ministration has been criticized for violating privacy rights through its use of wiretapping and electronic surveillance, an- nounced his initiative in a 14- minute radio address. In it he concentrated on the threats to privacy posed by modern tech- nology. The names of "over 150 mil- lion Americans" are now in computer banks "scattered across the he said. "Data banks affect nearly every man, woman and child in the United he said. The result, he said, is often that the citizen's right to pri- vacy is "seriously damaeed sometimes beyond repair." Necessary Facts The President insisted that "there are, of course, many facts which modern governmenl must know in order to func- tion." He contended, too, thai both private and government in- formation services are vital to a modern society, especially mod- ern American society, and that computer technology was in- valuable for ensuring delivery of such things as veterans bene- fits, social security checks', and medicare payments. The new committee, which Nixon variously described as "no ordinary "blue rib- bon panel" and a "top priority domestic council will be made up solely of ad- ministration officials. In addi- tion to the vice-president, the members arc to include the at- torney general, five other cabi- net members and four other high officials. i According In Nixon, it. will I concentrate on "Ihrcc The collection, Telepholos HELD. IN KIDNAPING William Hiaim Williams and his wife, Betty Ruth Williams, are taken into federal court in Atlanta Saturday for arraignment on. charges, in connection with the kidnaping of newspaper editor Reg Murphy. (Another photo Page ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta [photos and heard tapes of violating the federal Hobbs act, ionslitution Editor Reg Murphy liams' voice, ositively identified his abduc- "There's no question about or Saturday as the husband of Murphy said. "The voice couple arrested in the kidnap- is the same and 'the Photos are the same. He was very easy to ng- William August Halm Wil- .ams, 33, ,'ife, Betty, were being held in Murphy told reporters, ic custody of federal Murphy characterized es in lieu of million bond liams as a "sick man" identify." "There is no doubt Williams is and his 26-year-old the man I left home Wil- who i after being charged in the kid- didn't really understand the po- naping. Murphy, 40, was kidnaped by persons claiming to represent the previously unheard-of ''American Revolutionary army." He was lured from his home Wednesday night and released unharmed -Friday night after a ransom was paid by his newspaper. Three suitcases bulging with money were recovered from the couple's home, but the FBI said it had -not yet determined whether they contained the en-lire "No Question" Murphy was later ideas he spoke of. "He is- not the sharpest of men, but he is very canny in some Murphy added. The couple was arrested Saturday morning without resistance at their home in Lilburn, about 24 miles northeast of Atlanta. The arrest came just hours after Murphy was freed. Hobbs Act As Ihey entered the federal courthouse for an arraignment on. Saturday, Williams said to reporters, "My wife is innocent. The army has been defeated. It's dead." Williams was charged with Kalmbach To Plead Guilfy In Wafergate, Paper Says Washington Star-News Service Mitchell is expected to WASHINGTON President key the slorapc. and the use of persona tlala. lie said Hint it will exam- ine four issues in particular: "How tin: federal governmenl collects information on people and how that information is used; "Procedures which would per- mit citizens lo inspect and cor- rect information held by public or privalo organizations; "Regulations of the use nnd dissemination of mailing lists; "Wflys Hint we can safeguard Page ,'t, Col. IU Clnirlsltt suffer in si- Home people lence louder Nixon's personal attorney, Her- bert Kalmbach, is slated lo enter a guilty plea Monday in Ihc Watergate case, il has been learned by the Star-News. Kalmbach is tho last major figure in the investigation to reach n compromise agreement on a one-count pica before sweeping indictments in the Wa- lergalc cover-up arc announced later next week. The Newport. Reach, Calif., lawyer testified in senate hear- ings Hint he helped funnel id secret payments lo Ihe original Walergalc defend- nfler their arrest in June, 11172. The major indictments in Ihc .'ovcr-up conspiracy are expect- ed at the end of Hie week after i jury is chosen and locked up n HID Milclioll-Slnns trial in Now York, h'ormer Ally, (Ion. among those named in the charges. Kalmbach, 52, will be Ihe fifth man close to Ihc White House to settle on a guilly plea in a compromise with the Watergate special prosecutor's office. Sources said he will appear in U. S. district court here Monday morning. The exact violation with which he will be charged was not known. In Phoenix, Knhnbach's altor- ncy, James O'Connor, declined comment on Ihc reports. Kalmbach was a leading fund miser for Nixon in bolh Ihc nnd 1972 eani- IKiigns. He was named in seiuile eslimony. as the fund-raiser ,vho American Air- ines, which gave in Ille- gal company cash lo the Nixon cnnipalgn while II wns seeking Wvornmnnl approval for nerger will) another airline. which forbids extorling money from a company engaged in jn- terestate commerce. U. S. Mag- istrate J. Roger Thompson set bond at million. Mrs. Williams was charged with knowing about the -alleged crime and not reporting it. She was held on bond. The FBI initially' released a statement saying the couple hai been charged with kidnaping but they explained later that m federal kidnaping charges hat been filed because there was m proof Murphy had been trans ported across stale lines. Officials would nol say how many persons were still being sought, only thai Williams alle gedly was "aided and abetted by others unknown." How Many? After his release, Murphy saic he was led to believe he was ab- ducted by four men and a ivoman. However, he said he was blindfolded during most ol :he 49-hour ordeal and could identify only two distinct voices those of Williams and ivoman. The newspaper, editor said he was convinced Williams, who called himself tried .0 make him think (here were norc persons present at various imcs. He said Williams lold lim Ihc right-wing organization lad six colonels and mem- )ors. Motive Murphy, at a news conference in his home just ID hours after his release, said, "I'm mystified as lo whether Ihc motive was political or economic. "Bui if this is a political movement, my feeling is that it is the most doomed political movement in history. U has no real strength or thought or in- telligence behind it." In a taped message'sent (lur- ing his confinement, Murphy had said the American Revolu- tionary Army claimed lo he a conservative movement com- mitted to fighting liberal ten- dencies In'the American press and governmenl, Hearsts Sfill Awaiting rs HILLSBORODGH, Calif. (AP) Exhausted by 20 days of ten- sion, the Hearst family waited this weekend to learn whether the terrorists who kidnaped Patricia Hearst will free her in exchange for another ?4 million in food for the poor. Miss Hearst's father, news- paper executive Randolph Hearst, said Friday his per- son a 1 financial capabilities could not meet the latest de- mands from the Symbionese Kissinger Again Refuses To Talk About Cuba Ties MEXICO CITY (UPI) Sec- retary of State Kissinger, con- cluding a three-day meeting ivith 24 Western Hemisphere for- eign ministers, Saturday again ruled out any resumption of diplomatic relations by the Uni- ted Slates with Communist Cuba in the near future. "I have slated the U.S. posi- ion on many previous occasions and we believe that this issue can only be addressed in a vidcr he lold a news conference shortly before the larlcy concluded. Without elaborating on what a 'wider context" might be, Kis- staled emphatically that we do not. believe this (con- erence) is the appropriate orum to discuss Cuba." Kissinger's last previous itatcmcnt on the Cuba question vas last January when he said Liberation army that he put up the million in addition to the million in food already avail- able. But Charles Gould, publisher of the San Francisco Examiner, said the Hearst Corp. would put up the million if Miss Hearst, 20, harmed. He Decision Applies To Most Stations WASHINGTON (AP) Fed- eral energy chief William Simon ialurday announced a two cent per gallon increase in the price >f gasoline sold by independent retail dealers effective March 1. Simon said the increase ap- plies only to independent sta- tions, not to stations owned by oil companies. A spokesman said 80 to 85 percent of the dealers in the U. S. would qualify [or the increase. Representatives of the various [asoline dealers associations which met with FED officials ;enerally said they- approved of the new actions. Robert Jacobs, executivi director of the Indiana and Illi lois gasoline dealers associa :ions, said the service station now have no excuse not to erate with the FEO. Follows Meetings The action followed a series o meetings during the day wit representatives of state deali organizations, many of whom have threatened a The two-cent increase, Simo said, "supercedes the one-cen increase granted Feb. 16. fo service station owners with les than an 85 percent allocation of their 1972 supply. That one cent increase would have been effective March 1. Simon also announced a direc- ive requiring suppliers of retai dealers to put all scheduled Warch price increases into ef- ect by March 1. hat the Fidel Castro :ontinues to maintain a ile" altitude toward regime 'hos- U.S. ind that therefore "there was no >lnn now to consider a rcsump- ion of relations, a lifting of the jcnnnmic, embargo, or agrco- neiu by Washington to Cuba's clurn now In the Organization of States Seven of the 24 nations reprc- cntcd til tills parley Argon- II n r I) a d o s Jamaica, iuyiinn, Mexico, Peru mid Trin- dad-Tobago have relations is released un- said million would be provided immediately upon her release and million more in January 1975. Final Gould indicated the counter- offer was final, saying, "No other funds will be committed by the corporation under any circumstances." The SLA's latest communica- tion accused Hearst of lying about his personal fortune and characterized (lie million al- put up for food as "a few crumbs." Hearst said the initial 52 million included of lis own money and million Vom the non-profit Hearst foundation. The initial food giveaway, dubbed the People in Need pro- gram, began Friday, but was marred by mass confusion and some violence. The distribution was schcd- iled to resume Tuesday. Change The Hearst counterproposal- making the in o n e y donation contingent on Miss Hearst's re- lease represents a- change from the kidnapers' original de- mands. "Communique No. 2" from the SLA, which claims to have kidnaped the coed Feb. 4, or- dered Hearst to mount a feed- ing program for California's poor. But the SLA spokesman who identified himself as "Cin- said tliis was only to be considered a preliminary to ne- gotiations for Miss Hearst's re- lease. The SLA communiques have also tied Miss Hearst's eventual fale In what happens to two re- puted SLA members jailed in the ambush .shoaling death of Oakland Schools Supl. Marcus Foster last Nov. II. "We are directing oil compa- lies to pass through by March 1 vhatever allowable product cost ncreases they would normally nstitute during Simon aid. "Any increase not effec- ive by March 1 cannot be im- lemented until April 1." Purchase Minimums The energy chief said again that the Federal Energy Office supports minimum purchase re- Gas Crunch Worsens in Urban Areas By Associated Press The gasoline drought got worse on Saturday, despite last- minute allocations by the feder- al government to 26 states. New York, which imposed a volun- tary rationing program two weeks ago, made the plan man- datory. Gov. Malcom Wilson of New York, a Republican who said earlier he was reluctant to im- pose mandatory rationing, an- nounced Saturday that the vol- untary plan "has not been ob- served sufficiently." Motorists throughout the na- tion continued the scramble for fuel. Urban areas were hardest hit. Only a handful of stations were open in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh on Saturday. The Au- tomobile Club of Now York said 78 of H8 stations surveyed in the metropolitan area said they would not open Saturday. The American Automobile As- sociation reported that nearly 25 percent of the service stations in Washington, D.C., were out of gasoline by Friday. The Chicago Motor Club had a similar report 25 percent of the stations in the city and 40 percent of those in the suburbs were dry by Saturday morning. Dealers said they hadn't seen any of the extra allocations an- nounced last week. "We thought we would get some extra gas by said onu dealer, "bill it hasn't arrived. I won't believe anything until I see quirements that have been insti- tuted by some states as well as plans that stagger the hours that individual stations remain open. Simon said states are being asked to develop such plans ac- cording to their own needs. Apparently acceding to de- mands by dealers, Simon urged states to develop their own plans for "priority cus- tomer treatment at gasoline pumps." He said he was leaving it up to the individual states rather than imposing a solution from Washington. But Simon said all such plans must be consistent with a sys- em described in the Emergency Petroleum Act passed late last year and that they must not dis- criminate among members of the same class of customer. Usery Involved Simon, his deputy John Saw- hill, and the administration's top labor troubleshooter William Usery, had been closeted all day with various dealer groups. In the room when Simon made his announcement were Pennsylvania Gov. Milton Shapp, Pennsylvania Republi- can Sen. Richard Schweiker, Rep. Paul as well as many of the dealer [roup officials. Tom Anderson, executive Jrector of the Pennsylvania As- ociation of Service Station Dealers, said his group had de- manded a one-tenth of a cent er gallon increase in pump rices for each percentage point lat a dealer was short of his 972 consumption. Recognizes Problem Simon said that he recognizes lat the retail gas dealers have problem. He said he wants to eaffirm the FEO's determi- ation to equalize its gasoline [location program. A newsman asked whether the ction announced Saturday ight would shorten the lines at as stations. Simon replied that everal things would help to al- eviate the lines, and he enu- merated these as staggered ser- ice station nouns, a minimum urchase by customers, and the uel the FEO puts into the sys- em. Simon also said he is aware ome dealers have had dif- culty .processing the forms lat justify their-so-called base eriod allocations and said fed- ral officials will be working 'ith dealer groups to develop lore streamlined procedures. Today's Index Late News Dcalh! Report Card Editorials SECTION B Iowa Ntws You and Iowa Political Calendar Frank Nvc's Political Notes Television Tablo Food Marion Building Movies Record Reviews Farm...................... SECTION C Social Around Iho Town Travel SECTION D Sports Outdoor Iowa Financial Now York Slocks Want Ads Crossword Porfldo Mnonilno Comics S 1-9 I'll 1 7 I IMS H-17 .17 1B-19 Ml J 21 11-12 It Ml M   

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