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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 8, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa <? Weatherly h « n c e of rain through Saturday, tonight near 50. Highs Saturday 60s. VOI AIM HI 92 NtlMHEH 57 CITY FINAL IO CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Boy Kidnap Nixon Seeks Curbs on Victim 8 Political Funds, Tricks ill | W £ WASHINGTON (AP) — Pres- $15,000 to any presidential can Es Released By The Associated Press An 8-year-old Long Island boy kidnaped as he walked home from school Wednesday was released unharmed early Friday after a ransom was paid, authorities said. Officials refused to reveal the amount, but there were reports it was $50,000, John Calzadilla of Dix Hills, N.Y., walked into a Holiday House restaurant on the New Jersey Turnpike near Secaucus about 1:10 a m. after being released from a black sedan, authorities said. “The boy is fine. I thank the PTH for a fine job,’’ said the father, Michael Calzadilla, a tire salesman. Tries To Call The father Thursday night had thrown the ransom money from his car on a New Jersey highway near the Lincoln Tunnel leading from New York. Percy Cox, manager of the restaurant, said the boy walked in, asked for a soft drink and tried to make a telephone call home without telling anyone who he was. “You wouldn’t even have known anything happened to him,” Cox said. “I d be proud to have a kid as calm as this one was after being aw’av from home two days.” A waitress, Margaret Janecki. 34, said the boy told restaurant workers he was disappointed that he was not allowed to watch reports of his kidnaping on television. “Every Time” “Every time I came on TV they changed the channel,” she quoted him. John thought he had been held I idcnt Nixon Friday proposed new restrictions on campaign financing and prohibitions on socalled “dirty tricks,” saying that “campaign abuses recently publicized . . . proclaim that the electoral process needs reform. “I am doubtful that any legislation can provide the panacea that some seek to guarantee absolute integrity in the electoral process,” the President de didate. These limits would apply separately in primaries, runoffs arid general elections. No cash contribution above $50, no donations from foreign-1 ers, no loans and no donation of such non-money assets as stocks would be allowed. Organizations other than political parties, such as the AFI/-CIO’s Committee on Political ,    .    .    Education    or    various    industry dared in a message to p 0 jiti C al action committees, could not donate directly to a candidate. 'They could continue congress. But he proposed a series of reforms — and stated his opposition to some other suggestions — which if enacted would change the face of American elections. Nixon said campaign financing Is “the most important area for reform and the area in which reform is most urgently required.” “I conclude that the single contributing to political parties. All contributions to a can-, I didate would flow through only one committee and would have to be deposited in a single bank, j An independent federal elcc-, tions commission would supervise federal election law, taking over functions now scattered; amongst the house, senate and comptroller general. However, Nixon said he op- mo. i t important action to reform p 0se( j public financing of politi-ramnaipn financing should ho _ ■ ___________•    .    , be ;cal campaigns and proposed no he 0 ver-all limit on the amount a campaign financing should broader public disclosure,” said -    .    candidate could spend. Nixons eight-page message) Nj xon sa jd that repeal of the listed these specific linancing “ e q Ua | time” provisions would proposals:    reduce campaign expenditures No individual could contribute by a n owing the flexibility to more than $3,000 to any senate| provide free campaign coverage or house candidate or more than to rnajor candidates. In the dirty tricks area, Nixon, said existing laws “are unclear! and have been unevenly and sometimes unfairly enforced through selective prosecution.” Most recently a Nixon campaign operative. Donald Se-gretti, was convicted and sentenced to jail for disseminating a fake letter during the Florida campaign primary in 1972. A number of former Nixon Four Companies Charged in Seed Oats Operation —A* Wirephoto Modern Pled Piper? Tom Gaffney draws a second look from a passerby as he strolls through the Greeley, Colo., downtown area playing his flute. He says the stares don't bother him as he walks several miles each day practicing his music. JoblessVate    ^ Unchanged GoSdll Ated WASHINGTON (AP) - The!    ^ nation’s unemployment rate bi ■    rh held steady at 5.2 percent of the    In I    M    A    f    I I S% work force in February despite    | | Cl |    v    S    w r* the energy crunch, the govern-;    rn merit said I- riday.    Gazette Lease Wires Tho Bureau of Labor Status-     lsracfe    and    Syrians    dashcd tics, reporting the surprise sta-    ... . .    ,    . fistic, said employment remain- Wlth tanks ' cannons and missllcs ed unchanged at 85 8 million 'Friday on the tense Golan while the number of people out heights front amid Israeli reef work held at 4.7 million. ports that Damascus is gearing Specialists in the bureau could U p f or a new n)un( i 0 f fighting, offer no reason for the sudden A c .    ... halt in unemployment, which: A Syrlan mll " ary commun " has risen from 4.6 percent of the ^ ue sau * • riash started at work force since October, pri-| 10:15 a m. (3:15 a m. CHT) and rn a r i I y because of layoffs continued for seven hours. Then caused by the energy crisis. at 12; 20 p m. (5:20 a.m. COT) The bureau estimated that from November through Fcbru- „ . ary between 125,OOO and 200,000 ■' ian P° sltl0ns an( * a jobs were lost directly because Crated exchange of artillery fire of fuel shortages.    continued for 25 minutes, Syria Net Increase    reported. One reason for the apparent    Syrian Claims strength of employment in Feb-' mary was shown in a separate:    Syrians said the Syrian survey of industry employment,Tire silenced three Israeli ar-showing that non-farm payroll tillery batteries, destroyed two jobs posted a net increase of other artillery batteries, hit a 175.000 last month.    concentration of Israeli vehicles This survey showed that, even an( j destroyed an engineering though 151,000 people were laid un j( off in February rn manure-    , said s jan    „ .luring, mainly because o the     d    ’    , u    R energy crisis, another 218.000     and    artiHery    gheUs    at .found jobs rn service-producing ,     u f    the    Golan front intones and 181.000 rn con-    L hrael - s warp , aTOS scram . S St! 10n    , a*u i bled    into    the    skies    over Israel The unemployment rate had and    , h(1 (ron ,    , ine    are    mlU . .been expected to go up again as,,    correspondents    reported the economy continued an ap- oyfr (he naljona , rad , 0 parent slowdown and the Arab    .    ,. oil embargo cut into industry ^ th,ur    1    Uracil a.m. opened up on concen- (Continued: Page 3, Col. 2.) Woodward Says Police To Take TriiM Tests Cedar Rapids News— Four companies and a number of individuals have been charged in federal indictments in connection with an alleged seed oats fraud scheme operated in a ten-state Midwest I cover-up of those activities in!. ipa j nsf estimated I (he Watergate affair. Nixon recommended that federal law prohibit thme areas of The indictments, returned by!campaign practice: Disruptive and willfully misleading activities, such as dis- FBI Admits Secret Drive embargo cut production. One bureau official said one possible explanation is the mar- has ■inur the demobilized I Syrian army from the October war and both were in a high state of readiness. Israeli troops and border WASHINGTON (AP) Authorities said losses of more than $800,000 resulted from the scheme. Cedar Rapids Maws— Special Prosecutor Garry I Raymond; and Krop-King Woodward said Friday Cedar, Co. of Grand Forks, N.D. Rapids police officers will be allowed to take lie detector tests to clear themselves of crimes they have been accused of. The assistant attorney gener-1 Robert I). White a1, who has been appointed to All are in custody. a Cedar Rapids federal grand jury Thursday and a Sioux City grand jury Feb. 22, culminate a Ivear-long investigation, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. Companies named in the indictments are Interstate Seed I Brokers, Inc., of Waterloo: I Northern Seed Brokers and American Seed Brokers, both offices, Seed jboxes f chines. Individuals indicted Among individuals indicted were Duane Sarbv, Waterloo; Merritt Wolf, also known as __________ , For    41 FBI field offices across the    background    information on    the aides    have    been    indicted    for    nearly    four years the FBI em-    nation.    parents of    each pupil,    the other    campaign    activities    or    the    pj 0 y e( j    secret disruptive tactics The campaign against the So-    memo said. black militants and    cialists began with a memo    it further noted that a particu- other radical groups,    jdated    (X-t.    12,    1961,    and    against    Gazette    Leased    Wires The    purpose was to destroy    the Elan with a memo dated    sored i organizations the FBI ered violence-prone and to topple their leaders from whatever gin of error built into the month-i . . .    *    , . . r * * * i» a 4u . is e 11 Ie rn e n t s were alerted Iv statistics. He said that per-... .    .    ...    *..sksis»„ n r ...     K    .Wednesday    of    the    possibility of haps he January rise was over-    ,    .    !'    .    * I , , ,    gX    .    .a    Svnan    attack    to    try to regain stated or the february report* * Mel t Wolf, of Cedar Falls, and holding no state presidential pri , .    . .    ..    ! power    and influence they had dated April 28, 1971. seminating false information or amassed j n thc black and white The new memos, rigging public opinion polls    (communities, according to se- under pressure from newsmen Coercive activities, such as cret j,,gj memos ma( j e public citing the Freedom of Informa-organized use of demonstrators    (ion Aet. were heavily censored to impede enlry to a campaign: Tk , iheaf of documents . re- to delete the names of target or- rady> , ,    Iluctantly released by the FBI organizations and individuals, fraudulent election day prat*- orc j ers f rom Atty. Gen. Saxbe,ISaxbe said he considered that such as stuffing ballot| a j so disclosed details of .similar: information a part of investigate rigging voting m a-1courntei.mtelligence operations live files and thus exempt from against the Socialist Workers the disclosure law. party and the Ku Flux Elan. I startling Details Socialist Challenge j Nevertheless, thc memos The    Socialists have chal- vided startling details    of longed    tile constitutionality of (operation. understated. Average Week The official also said it is possible that employers, anticipat-  _ ________ ______ ,n    tbe summer () f 1^67 j j ng difficult fuel shortages,    took eonsid- Sept. 2, 1964 All three    opera-l untd    I 003 * P 0 ^ were alerted j extremely stringent layoff    rota tions were officially terminated an( * ll 1 * 1 8 rou P leaders were ar- sures i n January. a previously-released memo rested on every possible charge     aV erage work until    they    could no longer make production workers, which    had released * bail -     a resu ^ 1 censored 1 ! declined a month earlier,    rose (Continued: Page 20, Col. 3.) bv Varying state laws deal with some of these activities. Nixon proposed that presider j tial campaigns be shortened by Arson Charge Filed Against Security Guard to 36.9 hours in February, up 0.2 an hour. In manufacturing, the average work week increased 0.2 hour to 40.5. The average weekly paycheck was $147.10. up 77 cents from January and $8 from a year earlier. 'territory lost in October. The Syrians opened initially with anti-tank fire and 45 minutes later pounded three other sectors of the Israeli front line with artillery shells within the space of an hour, an Israeli mil-week of Hairy spokesman said. No Casualties The military command said of Waterloo. help the grand jury investigating the department, said one or more officers have requested such a lie detector test. He said a news conference to reveal the situation concerning such tests was called for Friday afternoon after a reporter inquired whether he had directed an indidvidual to take such a test. A policy of the police department opposes such tests, he said, but arrangements have Several other individuals named in the indictments have not yet been arrested. Authorities said the alleged scheme generally involved the sale of seed oats at higher than market prices through dealer-1 ships, w ith promises that the j crop would be bought back at higher than market prices. The indictments say newspapers and farmers and others in j northeast and western Iowa, ll-! linois, Minnesota, North and mary or state nominating convention before May I of an election year. And he said presidential national nominating conventions grams differed should not be held until Sop- from the agency’s Cedar Rapids News— p ro The security guard who dis- ( (be covered a fire Monday at Prai-high school has the anti-tank fire caused no casualties. The spokesman said the Israelis returned the artillery fire. He said there were no further details of the sporadic shelling that following the initial outburst directed at the ____Tel    Mare    sector. Syrian President Hafez Assad Simon Optimistic on sa j ( j j n a speech Friday night, Rationing Avoidance the war with israel is not fin- WARMINGTON (AP) - Pres-!ishod” and called on Syrians ne been,idem Nixon held a lengthy ’to continue the struggle in the tactics in a lawsuit pending! In a March 4. 1968. memo ex-| c harged with arson.    meeting    Friday    with    Republican|every form until we achieve all in New York.    Ipanding    the    black    nationalist John H westphall. 26. Albur-| congr # e ^f io "f ,    W ^ S The    documents    indicate that operation the FBI noted two nott was hdd in the Linn    reported    afterward that his    en-after conferring in Damascus the    counterintelligence pro-cases of successful projects. county jail    in lieu of $10,006    ® rgy    chief ’    Simon, considerably j “For example. < censored u bond after a    police investigation 1 more tradi-1 furnished information about al j n j 0 (be cause of the fire. The fire closed Prairie high! (School for the week. Foreign Minister tember.    tional investigative functions. 'new (censored) grade school to Presently primaries begin in According to the memos, the appropriate authorities in (collate winter and run through c a m p a i g n against “militant(sored) who investigated to de-June, and national nominating black nationalist-hate groups” terinme if the school conformed conventions are normally sche-was launched Aug. 25. 1967, and to (censored ) for private duled in July or August.    expanded a year later to involve schools. with Soviet feels we are winning the battle Gromyko. to avoid rationing at the present Observers in London said the time.”    strain in relations with Egypt Rep. John Anderson (111.), and the g r e a t-than-expectcd chairman of the Republican'successes of Secretary of State ’olice identified Westphall as j conference committee, g a v ej Kissinger appear to have security guard whaee duties (b a t assessment of Simon’s aroused Moscow’s suspicion and views. (Censored) obtained! (Continued; Page 20, Col. 3 been made with Public Safety .South Dakota. Missouri. Kansas, Commissioner James Steinbeck I Nebraska, Wisconsin and Col- Senate Now Holds Bargaining Bill Fate to allow it under the present cir-Vado suffered money losses the result of the operation. as cu inst a noes. He said the police chief had approached him concerning the general policy* but “I think all agree now ” As a general nile. Woodward; said, such a |>oIicy is good, hut it cannot apply to a grand jury. Conspiracy Count The indictments, which in-I u d e a conspiracy count (Continued: Page 3, Col. 4 ) Today s Index Comics 21 Crossword LM Daily Record S Deaths 3 Editorial Features ti Farm 16 Financial •>*» ...... ££ Marion I Movies 12,13 Society 19.11 Sports 17-19 State H.9 Television 29 Want Ads 21-27 Plan To Skin U.S. Banana Eaters? PANAMA CITY. Panama (AP) Ministers from seven latin American countries are meeting here in closed sessions to discuss ways of applying Arab oil tactics to bananas. But an executive of the banana industry' warned: “People in the United States are not going to stand in line to buy bananas like they line lip for gasoline ” One proposal under discussion is a si $2 export tux on each 40 pound lx>\ of bananas. Cuts in production to improve prices are also being talkie! about. DES MOINES — Iowa senate Republican leaders Friday apparently were divided on whether or not the senate will accept the house version of the public employes collective bargaining bill. The house passed the measure, 56 43, Thursday night after 12 days of emotion-charged debate during which 198 amendments were filed and some 65 adopted. The bill returns to the senate lor action on the amendments. The senate had passed the bill earlier. Views Vary Lt. Gov. Arthur Neu said he wants to read the house amendments to the original senate bill before making a definite commitment, but that his gut feeling is the senate probably will accept them rather than risking sending the lull hack to the house. Sen. Republican Leader Clition La iii horn (K-Mnqimkrta), who is not one of the hill’s advocates, said he wants to read pie house amendments “and it may take me until April 15 to do it.” Earlier this week, Lambent said he was shooting for an April I adjournment date, which would mean the legislature would not be iii session on April 15. Praised, Assailed The measure was praised by its sponsors as an extension to public employes of the same collective bargaining privileges that employes iii the private sector have enjoyed since the mid-1930s. They said it provides a framework which will promote smoother relations l>e-tween public employes and the agencies for which they work But the measure was assailed by numerous opponents as a system they said will breed strikes in the public sector despite a no-strike clause, cause deterioration in the quality of education and other public services and sharply increase governmental costs. They charged repeatedly that the hill takes away the traditional power of puhiie agencies and turns it over to outsiders who are not accountable to the voters, because it calls for compulsory binding arbitration to resolve disputes. “When your local communities get the full import of this bill, you’re going to have tax revolts and voters revolts the like of which you’ve never seen,” warned Hep Floyd Millen (R-Farmington). But Rep Brice Oakley iR-Clinton), floor manager of the bill, said it creates a framework by which public employes can resolve disputes with their employers without resorting to strikes. “Have Faith” He urged lawmakers to “have faith that they will develop systems to take care of the legitimate needs of every employe, every employer and the public.” Oakley’s chief lieutenant. Hep. Jerome Fitzgerald (D-F ort IXxtge) said the measure provides a “complete, consistent and workable' system which will Improve cornmuni cation between employes and employers. The house rejected a move by Rep. Raymond Fisher, Ill-Grand Junction) to exclude f r o in collective bargaining some 21,IHM) state employes under the merit system. But it adopted a series of amendments by Fisher which he said would make it compatible with the state merit employment program They would require contracts with state employes to be for two years to match the state's biennial budget system, and delay any state level bargaining until June I, 1976 The bill would require public agencies at all levels to bargain collectively with their employes on wages, hours, vacations. grievance procedures and a wide range of other issues. It would create a three- envy. They said the Russians are seeking a more active part and indications were that Moscow' may try to slow the |>aeifi-i cation process set in motion in I the Middle East by the U.S. The new s p a p e r Yedioth A h r o n o t h , quoting Western sources, said the U. S. has been in urgent contact for the past two days with the Soviet Union, Egypt and Syria in efforts to head off a clash on the Syrian front, saying the situation must be taken seriously. Soviet | Foreign Minister Gromyko visited Syria and Egypt last week, apparently trying to get Syria to attend the Middle East peace conference in Geneva. However member public employment I Israeli    sources    said    a    joint relations board to administer [Syrian-Soviet    statement    issued the aet and determine appropriate employe bargaining units. It contains a ban on public employe strikes and provides for fines of up to $509 a day for individuals and up to $10,006 a day tor employe organizations which violate antistrike injunctions. Ute provision which generated the most heat during (Continued: Page 2, Col. I.) (after Gromykos departure j Thursday appeared to reflect a ! hardening of the Syrian line and said Gromyko might be trying ! to torpedo U. S. peace efforts. I    .    ,;tri    r.    .J*    -A 'forfeitr# Vhurkie Wife to hostess; “We would have been here sooner, but my husband didn t want to i conte to the party.” cowrisM ’    I ft ♦I