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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 16, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather- Colder tonight, lows 20 to 25. Sunny Sunday, highs In 40s. CITY FINAL 10 CENTS VOLUME 92- NUMBER C5 CEDAK HAP1DS, IOWA, SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, DPI, NEW YORK TIMES Price Rise Studied by Oil Nations VIENNA (AP) Ministers the world's major oil-producing nations met Saturday to consi er a recommendation to hik the price of oil above the cu rent a barrel. No decisio was announced. The economic commission the 13-nation Organization Petroleum Exporting Countrie recommended the increase Iran's finance minister, Jam shid Amouzegar, told reportei at- a break in the meeting. H gave no figures. The Kuwait oil ministei Aodul Rahman Atteqy, indica ed that the ministers were sti some way from agreement. H said they "had only started th discussions." Amouzegar said the minister were not discussing lifting of th oil embargo against the U.S because OPEC is not a politica organization. Issues Connected But he said the issues o whether to raise oil prices ani whether to lift the embargi were necessarily cause both deal with economii considerations." The regularly-scheduled meet ing came on the eve of an ex :pected announcement by Aral oil producers lifting the embar go at least temporarily. The new Venezuelan minister for mining and hydrocarbon Valentin Hernandez Aeosta, salt the factors that brought .'thi posted price 'of .oil Jts present'rate "have not'yet'been remove'd." He apparently was referring to continuing inflation in Western industrialized coun tries where-the oil producers ge most of their -manufacturec goods. The Arab ministers reportedly decided Wednesday in Tripoli Libya, to lift the oil ban agains the-U.S. They were expected tc debate the issue again in sidi meetings in Vienna and then make an announcement Sunday. Output Boost Saudi Arabia's oil minister Ahmed Zaki Yamani, told CBS News Friday night that a fina decision on lifting the embargo had not yet been made but h had no doubt it would come Sun day. He said production of oil now 15 .percent of. pre-October levels, would be increased. Saudi Arabia, controller of the world's biggest known oil re serves, is the key to the boycott King Faisal is still on record as opposing lifting the ban unti Israel gives up all its captnrec territories, but the Cairo news paper Al Akhbar quoted Ya- mani as .saying Saudi Arabia had changedi its stand "in ap- preciation of the first real American change toward the Arabs." Yamani told the paper the Arabs reserve the righl to re- sume the embargo if no disen- gagement of Israeli and Syrian forces occurs. The Cairo paper Akhbar El Youm quoted official Kuwait sources as saying the embargo could resume in two months if a disengagement did not take place. OPEC members are Venezue- la, Ecuador, Iran, Nigeria, In- donesia, Gabon, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Libya and Al- geria. The Arab oil producers' separate group the Organiza- tion of Arab Petroleum Export- ing Countries includes the seven Arab OPEC members plus Egypt, Syria and Bahrain. Today's Index Church...................2 Comics 5 Crossword 5 Dally Record 3 Dcnlhs II Editorial Fcnliircs....... Financial ................10 Morion ..................10 Movies................... (i Sports '.'.................7, 8 Television (I Wnht Ads .............U-lII TeleDhoto Jake Jacobsen, Austin, Texas, lawyer who was the first person indicted in an investigation of milk-producer contributions to President Nixon's re-election, talks with newsmen as he leaves U.S. district court in Washington, where he pled innocent cf lying to the Watergate grand jury. At the right is his attorney, Charles McNelis. Says Deed on Papers Thrown Calif. (AP) in Pres vice-pi esidenlia vice-pi esidenlia apers to the National Archives iva's thrown away, his tax law er says. Frank DeMarco said Frida; deed was de 'a replacemen hat the 1969 troyed when ieed was drafted and signec tpril He described it as outine legal practice. The deed is considered b; ome Washington sources as the ey document in Nixon's bigges ingle tax his con roversial deduction involving he vice-presidentian papers 'alued for tax purposes "It doesn't DeMarco aid in a telephone interview That was the whole purpose o: etyping eed." .dy about an larch 7. But and re-Eigriing the Brown Charge The attorney first spoke pub original deec a Washington ource said Friday that 'the fhite House had been unable to ocate the deed, which DeMarco ays was signed in California on California Secretary of State Idniund Brown, jr., has said the ew deed was fraudulently ackdated to April, 1969, in an pparent effort to qualify 'the 'resident for a full de- uction. The tax law was changed in uly, 1969, to abolish such mas- vc tax deductions for donation personal papers. Brown said he doubted the riginal deed ever existed. Dur- ig a question-and-answer ses- on with Chicago business men riday, Nixon said, "There has ecu no evidence of fraud on the art of the President. There may be evidence that he may we more taxes." "Debatable Point" That question is under inves- gation by congress' joint com- liltee on internal revenue taxa- Nixon called the paperwork ealing with delivery of the apcrs "a debatable technical oinl." "If it was completed in time, s I understand it, I get Ihe eduction. It it was not complet- I in lime, I don't get the ductlon, I pny the tax nnd the iVcrnmonl gets lo keep Ihe he snid. DcMnrco hits testified before Ihe committee. Bul lie declined to sity If lie lold.lt Ihe origlnaj deed was destroyed. Ho snld lie agreed noi to disclose liny of his in. testimony. Call Asks Ransom for Six Dead in Missing Banker Wife MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A bank president awaited word Saturday from the apparent kid- napers of Tub wife as FBI agents erected barricades around the couple's suburban home. Eunice Krohholm, 46, was last seen driving away from her home Friday morning. Friday afternoon her husband, Genar, president of the Drover's State Bank of South St. Paul, received an anonymous telephone call. "We have your wife. Deliver all the money you can get to a the FBI quoted the caller. There was no indication what was meant by "station" and no specific amount was mentioned. Authorities :set up barricades on a country road three miles from the Kronholm home. No traffic or pedestrians were al- lowed into the area, except re- porters who were taken to the liortie for a Saturday news con- ference. A neighbor said the Kronholm family enjoyed the outdoors and Ulster Wave Of Violence CHICAGO (AP) President s'ixon said Friday he would not meet with the European heads of government until "they are willing to cooperate on the eco- nomic and political front." "The day of the one-way street is Nixon declared, le said the United States and Surope must decide now wheth- er they will work together on hese fronts "or we will go sepa- rately." At the same time, Nixon warned that congress would be nclined to cut U.S. forces in iurope if an understanding is not reached soon across the Atlantic, particularly on eco- nomic cooperation. Rules Out Trip Nixon virtually ruled out a presidential trip to Europe next month for the signing of a new military agreement on the 25th anniversary of NATO even though the declaration is likely to be ready. The reason, he said, is a lack of progress on the com- panion economic and political declaration sought by the United States for a year. If the heads of government were to meet in April, Nixon said, "we would "be papering over dificulties and not re- solving them." Nixon's implicit criticism o: the European allies is certain to raise the level of fiery de- bate across the Atlantic. Sec- retary of State Kissinger also Gift for Aid in Straggler Quest TOKYO (AP) Japan gov- ernment is sending a special envoy and a gift of million to thank the Philippines for help- ing search for Lt. Hiroo Onoda, a World war II Japanese soldier who held out in the Philippine jungles for nearly 30 years. Officials said the envoy would leave for Manila shortly.. The amount of the gift was not ex- plained and the government said only that it was a "token-of gratitude." Presumably it lielp compensate the Philippines for (he search expense. IVUUK, .is a memoer or the Notre Dame liockey (AP) _ Iri home, in Cut-in miles north of St -Paul, was described as upper army patrol Saturda two soldiers and serioi "We don't know if wounding another. was with her when she. fourth soldier escaped i home. We think it was in the attack at Cros a.m." an FBI near the border with t Republic. Kronholm said he gunmen, suspect the call at the bank about of the Irish Repub Army, fled to safety aero That was the only known UU1 ucl tact Kronholm or IRA's Provisional wi have had .with the apparent ab: ductors, the FBI said Saturday. "We are just waiting for Kronholm two of its guerillas di Friday night in the pramatu explosion of a bomb they we planting at Dungannon. The Kronholms have were among four m grown children, none living in one of Northern Ir Page 2, Col. 3.) Closing of Some Coal Mines WASHINGTON (AP) Mine Health and Safet 500 coal mines accounting for to permit continued open percent- of U.S. production the mines was upheld b government closure March Secretary Rogers C. I for failing to comply with al safety said Morton fcare The interior department -if the rules were change Friday that it will order there was a future disaste mines sealed despite (Morton) would be the gu from the Federal Energy catch hell." which is concerned over the law gave small mine o] of until March 30, 1974, i "We don't want to close with federal standarc mines if we don't have to, installation of expl the laws say we said machinery. spokesman for the affected mines, mostly ii Mine Enforcement Safely operations in Appal; produce about 30 millio MESA Chief James of coal a year. Officials e finding that there was no to -minei way to amend the 1969 lose their jobs. 'One-Way Street on Europe whether he believes the Arabs would remove the embargo Imposed to punish the United States for its support of Israel during the October war. Instead, he referred to "sourc- es" that have indicated action may be taken at a meeting this veekcnd. "I want it understood we want lie embargo the Presi- dent said. "I also want it under- stood we want a permanent leace in the Middle East and vill work toward that end vhether the embargo is lifted ir not." has been sharply critical of U.S. allies in Europe recently. Kissinger said early this week :hat Western Europe represents "the biggest problem" facing U.S foreign policy He reiterated on Thursday his belief that fundamental dif- ferences exist between the United States and Europe, bul apologized for remarks earlier in the week that appeared to question the legitimacy ol West ern European govern- ments. By contrast, Nixon spoke confidently Friday to a meet- ing of business men here about progress in U.S. relations with the Soviet Union and Commu- nist China. This administration's detente policy, Nixon said, has ended he Vietnam war and prevent- ed a major-power confrontation n the Mitdle East. Rejecting a suggestion that :he United States seems to be naking.all the compromises to- vard Moscow, Nixon said "no- >ody will question my .creden- ials with regard to the Soviet .ystem and disagreements with hem." But, lie said, "It's much bet-j er to have your voice heard vitliin the Kremlin than outside t." On Middle East On the Middle East, Nixon :aid the United States wants he Arab oil-producing countries o resume their shipments to the United States. But he alsft varned that a conditional lift- ngof (lie embargo tied to exert- ng pressure on Israel "would lave a counter-effect." That, he said, "would slow lown our very real and earnest efforts to get a disengagement in the Syrian front and a per- manent peace settlement." Nixon did not say directly Staff Says ts Success limited' Hearst Says He's "Doing All Possible" HILLSBOROUGH, Calif. (AP) -The father of kidnaped news- paper heiress Patricia Hearst said Saturday that he "has no broken his word" to the Sym bionese Liberation Army land is doing everything possible tc meet its demands. Randolph Hearst also said, am doing all I can" to facilitat the appearance on national tele vision of two prisoners .lihke to the SLA. He said he believec such an appearance could b "very helpful" in obtaining hi daughter's release. "The one thing I want abovi all is to get Patty home as quickly as possible and, I re peat, I'm doing all I can to bring this Hearst saic in a written statement given re porters at his home "More Complicated' Hearst said he had prepared a detailed response t the SLA's last communication delivered a week ago, becaus "it was more complicated tha; previous messages in that deals with more objectives." He also said he preferred no lo talk to reporters directly fo fear of endangering his daugl ter's safety. He held his las news conference Monday. "I would rather not hold ve news coi stage because there comes ;ime when open discussion cai )ecome detrimental to a situa he said. Hearst said he was trying ti speed the proposed live TV ap learance demanded by Joseph lemiro and Russell Little, two irisoners whom the SLA refers o as; its "soldiers." The two, charged with murdering Oak- and Schools Supt. Marcus Coster, have said they would ffer suggestions that might lelp Miss Hearst. "Take Time" "Unfortunately, these things ake time as the people involved nclude lawyers, judges, district attorneys and Hearst said. A judge has promised to rule Tuesday on the two men's re- quest for a to discuss heir suggestions. Hearst did not mention Satur- day the ?2-million People in Veed food giveaway program he las set up to meet an SLA (Continued: Page 2, Col. 7.) Europe Fears New American Isolationism By Associated Press Fears of a trade wcr and a new period of American isola- tionism were voiced in Euro- pean newspapers Saturday in the wnke of President Nixon's Chicago spcecli charging his transatlantic allies with non- cooperation. The London Daily Mall pushed Britain's domestic crisis aside nnd gnvo over its fronl. page lo n story hcnd- I I'll e d "Nixon's Fury on II. said his remarks shocked North Atlantic Treriiy Orgnni- nnd Common Market officials. "Tliny believe it makes n new period of American isola- tionism n real the Mail commented. "The imme- diate danger is of a trade war causing massive damage to Europe." Rome's largest newspaper, II Messnggcro, said the speech "has officially and deliberate- ly placed America's foreign policy on a route of collision with It accused Nixon of drama- tizing (lie contrasts between the Uniled Stales and Europe lo cover up his difficulties at .home. Some European newspapers accused Nixon of putting "Ihe heat on Biiropo" and waving "the big slick." The London Times carried a story from a Washington cor- respondent describing t h e President's statement as "by far the strongest language Mr. Nixon has ever used about Europe and completely eclips- ing the academic and reflec- tive reproaches which Dr. Kis- singer has directed across the Atlantic." Nixon's warning that, unless Europeans cooperate on Ihe economic.front with the U. S., they would "find it almost im- possible lo get congressional support for troops nt the present level" was significant for West Germany, which de- pends for its security on of the GIs sta- 'tioned h Europe. In a statement released after Nixon's speech, in which he virtually ruled out a trip to Europe next month for the signing of a new military agreement on the 25th anni- versary of NATO, 'the Bonn- government struck an unruf- fled note. "The decision will per- mit deliberations, necessary for an improved harmoniza- tion between Ihe nine Com- mon Market countries and the U. S. to be suspended without time it said. Despite this official calm, observers in West Germany viewed Nixon's statement as a major escalation in the trans- atlantic war of words that flared when European coun- tries decided to find an an- swer to their energy problems by treading an individual path to Middle East oil producers. The independent French newspaper Figaro described Nixon's hint of European troop cuts as an "intimidating ma- ncuvcr." It would "no doubt have 'the effect of' weakening a little bit more the cohesion among the nine partners, who already have great difficulty speaking with one Ihe paper said. WASHINGTON (UPI) The 'ederal Trade Commission Sat- rday blamed congress and bu- eaucratic slowness for a fuel llocation program that "has een of limited effectiveness" in ts first 45 days. In a special page report pre- tared for congress and the an FTC staff, con- :luded that the Federal Energy Office had made "striking" irogress in view of its short ex- stence but "the program none- hcless falls short when mea- ured against the objectives of he Emergency Petroleum Allo- cation Act of 1973." "Own Making" "The mandatory allocation program has been of limited.'ef- the report, con- cluded, in part because of start- up problems, "some of them the FEO's own making." The report was ordered by congress in the 1973 act to assess the program's perform- ance after its first 45 days. R. T. "Tim" McNamara, FTCh executive director, said program has failed .to equitably distribute.' available gasoline products." But the gave the FEO high marks for its heat- ing oil allocation program, while also giving some credit to a warmer-than-usual winter. report blamed congress 'or setting "mutually incompati- ole goals" of higb prices to stimulate production while trying to keep pump prices from skyrocketing. It also said the 1972 allocation base was unfair to independent dealers and refiners. "Wide Disparity" In concluding that gasoline allocations had been inequita- ble, the report set a standard that no state should receive more than 5 percent more or less of its 1972 allocations than any other state. 'While the severe hardship areas have received assistance, :here remains a wide disparity between the 'haves' and 'have- nots' in gasoline it 'aid. The report said: "While the evere hardship areas have re- eived assistance there remains wide disparity between .the laves' and 'have-nots' in gaso- ne supply." The report placed a major nare of the blame on congress or establishing 1972 as the base ear. It said this may have isadvantaged ind e p e n d e n t ealers whose volume in 1972 'as 17 percent below 1973. McNamara emphasized that he lime period involved was incredibly short to try and do nything with a program of this cope and complexity." Energy Bill He said the report, prepared y a staff vof lawyers and econo- mists, did not include an evalu- iion by the FTC commis- oners. He said- that reaction ould "be forthcoming." The report was issued in time i exert a possible influence on new version of the emergency nergy. bill which will be in- roduced Tuesday in, congress y Sen. Jackson (D-Wash.) and ep. Staggers Jackson and Staggers indicat- d compromise had been cached on key provisions, in- uding eliminating the con- oversial oil price rollback op- osed by the President. They said other questions still ad to be settled before the bill introduced, bul it was learned will contain authority to Im- ose rationing. Today's Chuckle Every time you lend money o a friend, you damage his nemory. cowithr   

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