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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 24, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 1-380 IN CEDAR RAPIDSA im <ti Full Opening of Section (In Section A)60 YEARS IN ICE CREAM'Jimiiiy of Sigourney Still Dipping (In Section B) Section A Weather- Fair ami cold Sunday, wilh high about 20. Continued cold Sunday night and M a n d a y. Winds northerly at IO to IM m p h. von ME 92 \l MUM; 45 CITY FINAL 35 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SUNDAY, FERRI 'ARY 24, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMESPresident Sets Panel On Privacy New York Times Service WASHINGTON - President Nixon announced Saturday that he wa.^ establishing a top priority committee headed by Vicepresident Ford to forge a “personal shield for every American” against invasions of privacy from any-source — including the federal government. He said that he was directing! the committee to begin devising, within four months, a j “series of direct, enforceable; measures” that could be put! into effect immediately. Theyj would include regulations, exec-, utive action legislation and vol-! untary restraints. “Many things are necessary 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 right j to privacy” he said. “A system that fails to respect its citizens’, right to privacy, fails to respect ‘ the citizens themselves.” Technology The President whose administration has been criticized for violating privacy rights through its use of wiretapping and electronic surveillance, announced his, initiative in a 14-minute radio address. In :t he concentrated on the threat.s to privacy posed by modern technology. The names of “over ISO million Americans” are now in computer banks “scattered across the country.*' he said. “Data banks affect nearly every man. woman and child in the United States,” he said. The result, he said, is often that the citizen’s right to privacy i.s ‘‘seriously damaged — sometimes beyond repair.” Necessary Facts The President insisted that “there are, of course, many facts which modern government must know in order to function.” He contended, too, that both private and government information services are vital to a modern society, especially modern American society, and that computer technology was invaluable for ensuring delivery of such things as veterans benefits, social security checks' and medicare payments. The new committee, which Nixon variously described as “no ordinary group.” “blue ribbon panel” and a “top priority domestic council committee,” will bo made up solely of administration officials. In addition to the vice-president, the members are to include the attorney general, five other cabinet members and four other high officials. According to Nixon, it.will concentrate on “three key areas”:    The collection, the storage, and the use of personal data. He said that it will examine four issues in particular: “How the federal government collects information on people: and how that information isDecision Applies To Most Stations WASHINGTON (AP) — Fed- cerements that have been insti-eral energy chief William Simon tuted by some states as well as Saturday announced a two cent plans that stagger the hours per gallon increase in the price that individual stations remain of gasoline sold by independent open, retail dealers effective March I. Simon said the increase applies only to independent stations, not to stations owned by oil companies. A spokesman said 80 to 85 percent of the dealers in the U. S. would qualify for the increase. Representatives of the various gasoline dealers associations which met with FEO officials -UPI Telephotos Simon said states are being asked to develop such plans according to their own needs. Apparently acceding to demands by dealers, Simon urged states to develop their own plans for “priority customer treatment at gasoline pumps.” He said he was leaving it up to the individual states rather generally said they approved of;than imposing a solution from the new actions.    Washington. Robert Jacobs, executive But Simon said all such plans director of the Indiana and HU- must be consistent with a sys-nois gasoline dealers associa- tem described in the Emergency tions, said the service stations Petroleum Act passed late last now have no excuse not to doop- year and that they must not dts-erate with the FEO.    criminate among members of Follows Meetings    sume    c*ass    customer. The action followed a series of    Usery    Involved meetings during the day with Simon, his deputy John Saw-| representatives of state dealer hill and the administration’s organizations, many of whom t0p |atx)r troubleshooter William have threatened a shutdown. |Uscryf had ^ cioseted a„ The two-cent increase, Simon day with various denier groups. said, “supercedes the one-cent    „    «*    _ . j r. l. * In the room when simon increase granted reb. 6 for;madc „|S announcomi,m wm service station owners with less Pennsy|vania Gov Milton ,<Lp0rCe1t 3!l    "    !shW Pennsylvania Republi- of their 1972 supply. That one 1 HELD IN KIDNAPING — William Maim 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 3A). Murphy Identifies Suspect Hearsts Still Awaiting from Kidnapers ATLANTA (AF) — Atlantal photon and heard tapes of Wil- Constituticn Editor Reg Murphy hams’ voice. positively identified his abduc- “There's no question about tor Saturday as the husband of that,” Murphy said. “The voice a couple arrested in (he kidnap- j? ,hc same and the photos arc the same. He was very easy to identify.” William August Halm Wil- “There is no doubt Williams is Hams, 93, and his 26-year-old the man I left home with,” wife, Betty, were being held in Murphy told reporters, the custody of federal authori- Murphy characterized Willies in lieu of $1.5 million bond hams as a “sick man'’ who after being charged in the kid- didn't really understand the po-naping.    litieal    ideas he spoke of. Murphy, 40, was kidnaped by “He is not the sharpest of persons claiming to represent men, but he is very canny in the previously unheard-of some ways,” Murphy added. “American Revolutionary The couple was arrested Sat-army.” He was lured from hi^ urday morning without resis-home Wednesday night and reliance at their home in Lilburn, leased unharmed Friday night;about 24 miles northeast of At after a $700,000 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 lanta. The arrest came just hours after Murphy was freed. Hobbs Act As they entered the federal »roc*edures which would per- citizens to inspect and cor-information held by public rivate organizations; {emulations of the use ami emulation of mailing lists; Vlyg that we ran safeguard ouiitilled Page 3, Col R ) f offtiI/'* i'huckle Some |M*ople stifler iii since louder than others. Copyright , , " courthouse    for    an arraignment ye determined    wj||iams sa|d ,0 tire 17M OW?    reporters. “My    wife is innocent. ’    The army    has    been defeated. “No Question”    fps dead.” Murphy was later shown Williams wats charged with Kolmbach To Plead Guilty In Watergate, Paper Says John Mitchell is expected to Im' among those named in the charges. Kalmbach, 52, will be the fifth man close to the White House to settle on a guilty plea in a compromise with the Watergate special prosecutor’s office. Sources said he will appear in U. S. district court here Monday I morning. The exact violation with which he will be charged was not known. Iii Phoenix, Kalmbach’s attorney, James O'Connor, declined comment on the reports. Kalmbach was a leading fund raiser for Nixon in both the IWR aud 1972 presidential campaigns He was named in senate testimony as the fund-raiser who approached American Airlines, which gave $55,000 in illegal company cash to the Nixon campaign while it was seeking! government approval for a merger with another airline. Washington Star News Service WASHINGTON - President Nixon’s personal attorney, Herbert Kalmbach, is slated to enter a guilty plea Monday in the Watergate case, it has been learned by the Star-News. Kalmbach is tho last major figure in the investigation to reach a compromise agreement on a one count plea before sweeping indictments in the Watergate cover-up are announced later next week. The Newport Reach, Calif., lawyer testified in senate hearings that he helped funnel $200,000 rn secret payments to the original Watergate defendants aller their arrest in June, 1972. The major indictments in the cover up conspiracy are expected at tin’ end of the week after a jury is chosen and locked up iii the Mitchell Stalls trial iii Now York Former Atty. Gen. violating the federal Hobbs act. which forbids extorting money from a company engaged in interestate commerce. U. S. Magistrate J. Roger Thomjjson set bond at $1 million. Mrs. Williams was charged with knowing about the alleged crime and not reporting it. She was held on $500,000 bond. The FBI initially released a statement saying the couple had been charged with kidnaping. but they explained later that no federal kidnaping charges had been filed because there was no proof Murphy had been transported across state lines. Officials would not say how many persons were still being sought, only that Williams allegedly was “aided and abetted by others unknown.” How Many? After his release. Murphy said he was led to believe he was abducted by four men and a woman. However, he said he was blindfolded during most of the 49-hour ordeal and could identify only two distinct voices those of Williams and a woman. The newspaper editor said he was convinced Williams, who called himself “colonel,” tried to make him think there were more persons present at various times Ile said Williams told him the right-wing organization bad six colonels and 223 members. Motive Murphy, at a news conference in his home just 19 hours after his release, said, “I’m mystified as to whether tin* motive was political or economic. “Hut if this is a political movement, my feeling is that it is tin* most doomed political movement in history. It has no real strength or thought or intelligence behind it.” In a taped message sent during his confinement, Murphy had said the American Revolutionary Army claimed to lie a conservative movement committed to fighting liberal tendencies in tin' American press and government cent increase would have been effective March I. Simon also announced a directive requiring suppliers of retail dealers to put all scheduled March price increases into effect by March I. “We are directing oil companies to pass through by March I whatever allowable product cost HILLSBOROUGH, Calif. (AP) — Exhausted by 20 days of tension, 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, newspaper executive Randolph Hearst, said friday his personal financial capabilities could not meet the latest demands from tile Symbionese Kissinger Again Refuses To Talk About Cuba Ties MEXICO CITY (UFI) - Sec-rotary of State Kissinger, con eluding a three-day meeting with 24 Western Hemisphere foreign ministers. Saturday again ruled out any resumption of diplomatic relations by the United States with Communist Cuba in the near future. “I have stated the U.S. position on many previous occasions and we believe that this issue can only be addressed in a wider context,” he told a news conference shortly 'before the parley concluded. Without elaborating on what a “wider context” might be, Kissinger stated emphatically that “we do not believe this (conference) is the appropriate forum to discuss Cuba.” Kissinger’s last previous statement on tin' Cuba question was last January when lie said that the Fidel Castro regime continues to maintain a “hostile” attitude toward the U.S. and that therefore there was no plan now to consider a resump lion of relations, a lifting of the economic embargo, or agree meld by Washington to Cuba’s return now to the Organization of American States (OAS). Seven of the 24 nations repro sentcd at this parley Argon tine, B a r b a dos, Jamaica, Guyana, Mexico, Peru and Tun idud Tobago — have relations with Havana. Liberation army that he put up ‘ the $4 million in addition to the $2 million in food already available. But Charles Gould, publisher of the San Francisco Examiner, said the Hearst Corp. would put up the $4 million if Miss Hearst, 20, is released unharmed. He said $‘2 million would be provided immediately upon her release and $2 million more in January 1975. Final Gould indicated the counteroffer was final, saying, “No other funds will be committed by the corporation under any circumstances” The SLA’s latest communication accused Hearst of lying about his personal fortune and characterized the $2 million already put up for food as “a few crumbs.” Hearst said the initial $2 million included $500,000 of his own money and $15 million from the non-profit Hearst Foundation The initial food giveaway, dubbed the People in Need program, began Friday, but was marred by mass confusion and some violence. The distribution was scheduled to resume Tuesday. Change The Hearst counterproposal-making the money donation contingent on Miss Hearst’s release represents a change from the kidnapers’ original demands. “Communique No. 2” from the SLA, which claims to have kidnaped the coed Fob. 4, ordered Hearst to mount a feeding program for California’s poor. But the SLA spokesman who identified himself as “Cinque,” said this was only to he considered a preliminary to negotiations for Miss Hearst’s release. The SLA communiques have also tied Miss Hearst’s eventual fate to what happens to two reputed SLA members jailed in the ambush shooting death of Oakland Schools Sujit. Marcus Viielitr Intl Mnv Ii Gas Crunch rsens in can Sen. Richard Schweiker, Rep. Paul McCloskey (R-Calif.), as well as many of the dealer group officials. Tom Anderson, executive director of the Pennsylvania Association of Service Station Dealers, said his group had demanded a one-tenth of a cent per gallon increase in pump .,    ..    „    | prices for each percentage point increases (hey would normally!^, dea,er £ shor, o( his institutet during March; Simon 1972 consumptlon. said. “Any increase not effec- _    ,    _ live by March I cannot be im- Kecogniws Problem plcmented until April I.”    Simon said that he recognizes Purchase Minimums ,hal •*“ reU‘‘l d*akrs a problem He said he wants to The energy chief said again reaffirm the FEO’s determi- that the Federal Energy Office nation to equalize its gasoline supports minimum purchase re- allocation program. ^    ^    .    A newsman asked whether the action announced Saturday night would shorten the line*; at I gas stations. Simon replied that several things would help to al- \A/ Arr pnr tan Aviate the lines, and he enu- Y f vl bvllb III merated these as staggered ser- a    vice station hours, a minimum Urban /aPGcIS purchase by customer*, and the „ .    „    fuel the FEO puts into the sys- By Associated Press The gasoline drought got    Simon also said he is aware worse on Saturday, despite last-j dealers have had dif. minute allocations by the feder-; fj^ulty processing the forms a1 government to 26 states. New ji^stify their so-called bafe York, which imposed a volun-, period allocations and said fed-tary rationing program two era| officials will be working weeks ago, made the plan man- with dcajer groups to develop datory.    I    more streamlined procedures. Gov. Malcom Wilson of Newj - -York, u Republican who said earlier he was reluctant to impose mandatory rationing, an-; nounccd Saturday that the vol-! untary plan “has not been observed sufficiently.” Motorists throughout the nation continued the scramble for1 fuel. Urban areas were hardest hit Only a handful of stations; were open iii Philadelphia and Pittsburgh on Saturday The Au-} tomobiie Club of New York said 78 of 148 stations surveyed in the1 metropolitan area said they! would not open Saturday. The American Automobile Association reported that nearly 25! percent of the service stations! in Washington, D C , were out oft gasoline by Friday. The Chicago Motor Club had a J similar report — 25 percent of the stations in the city and 40 percent of those in the suburbs were dry by Saturday morning. 1 Dealers said they hadn t seen any of the extra allocations announced last week “We thought, we would get some extra gas by j now,” said one dealer, “but it hasn’t arrived. I won't believe anything until I see it.” Todays Index SECTION A late News h I IO Deaths I Report Card I Editorials it SECTION B Iowa News MI You and Iowa I Political Calendar t f tank Ny#'* Political Notes 4 Television Table Rood I Marion a Building IMS Movies let/ Record Reviews IF Barm ............. . IBI* SECTION C Social .. MI Around the Town I Traval ll SECTION O Sports bt Outdoor Iowa 4 Financial ......... . • ll New York Stocks a Want Ads un Crossword IO Parade Maganna i ii Conite* 1-4 S ;

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