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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 16, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather— (’older tonight, lows 20 to 25. Sunny Sunday, highs in 40s. ithe Cedar i CITY FINAL IO CENTS VOLUME 92- NUMBER (if) CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SATURDAY, MARCU 16, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMESFUEL PLAN ” FALLS SHORT lf Price Rise Studied by Oil Nations VIENNA (AP) — Ministers of the world’s major oil-producing nations met Saturday to consider a recommendation to hike the price of oil above the current $11.65 a barrel. No decision was announced. The economic commission of the 13-nation Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries recommended t h e increase, Iran’s finance minister, Jam-shid Amouzegar, told reporters at a break in the meeting. He gave no figures. The Kuwait oil minister, Aodul Rahman Atteqy, indicated that the ministers were still some way from agreement. He said they “had only started the discussions.” Amouzegar said the ministers were not discussing lifting of the oil embargo against the U.S. because OPEC is not a political organization. Issues Connected But he said the issues of whether to raise oil prices and whether to lift the embargo were necessarily connected “because both deal with economic considerations.” The regularly-scheduled meet ing came on the eve of an ex pected announcement by Arab oil producers lifting the embargo — at least temporarily. The new Venezuelan minister for mining and hydrocarbon, Valentin Hernandez Acosta, said the factors that brought the posted price of oil up to its present rate “have not yet been removed.” He apparently was referring to continuing inflation in Western industrialized countries where the oil producers get most of their manufactured goods. The Arab ministers reportedly decided Wednesday in Tripoli, Libya, to lift the oil ban against the U.S. They were expected to debate the issue again in side meetings in Vienna and then make an ahnouncement Sunday. Output Boost Saudi Arabia’s oil minister, Ahmed Zaki Yamani, told CBS News Friday night that a final decision on lifting the embargo had not yet been made but he had no doubt it would come Sunday. 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 reserves, is the key to the boycott. King Faisal is still on record as opposing lifting the ban until Israel gives up all its captured territories, but the Cairo newspaper Al Akhbar quoted Yamun! as saying Saudi Arabia had changed its stand “in appreciation of the first real American change toward the Arabs.” Yamani told the paper the Arabs reserve the right to resume the embargo if no disengagement of Israeli and Syrian forces occurs. The Cairo paper Akhbar El Yourn quoted official Kuwait sources as saying the embargo could resume in two months if a disengagement did not take place. OPEC members are Venezuela, Ecuador, Iran, Nigeria, Indonesia, Gabon, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Libya and Algeria. The Arab oil producers’ separate group — the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries includes the seven Arab OPEC members plus Egypt, Syria and Bahrain. "One-Way Street on Europe Gone"-Nixon CHICAGO (AP) — President; whether he believes the Arabs Nixon said Friday he would not i would remove the embargo meet with the European heads imposed to punish the United of government until “they are States for its support of Israel willing to cooperate on the eco- during the October war. nomic and political front.” “The day of the one-way street is gone,” Nixon declared. He said the I nited States and Europe must decide now whether they will work together on these fronts “or we will go separately.” At the same time. Nixon Staff Says Its Success Is limited' . WASHINGTON (UPI) - The may be taken at a meeting this ,, ,    , ^    . r, . .    „ . weekend    Federal Trade Commission Sat- “I want, it understood we want urday b,amed conSreSs and bu the embargo lifted,” the Presi- Instead, he referred to “sources” that have indicated action dent said. “I also want it understood we want a permanent warned that congress would be P*:ace 'n Middle East and inclined to cut U.S. forces inlwdl work toward that .cnd Europe if an understanding whether the embargo is lilted not reached soon across the or not- Atlantic, particularly on eco---- UPI Telephoto 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 of lying to the Watergate grand jury. At the right is his attorney, Charles McNelis. Says Deed on Call Asks Ransom for Six Dead in Nixon Papers Thrown Away Missing Banker Wife MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A one son, Mark, is a member of SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —.bank president awaited wordjthe Notre Dame hockey team. An original deed donating Pres- Saturday from the apparent kid-(Their home, in a rural area 15 ident Nixon’s vice-presidential napers of his wife as FBI agents j miles north of St. Paul, was papers to the National Archives erected barricades around was thrown away, his tax law- couple’s suburban home, yer says.    Eunice Kronholm, 46, was last frank DeMarco said Friday seen driving away from her that the 1969 deed was de- home Friday morning. Friday stroyed when a replacement afternoon her husband, Genar, deed was drafted and signed president of the Drover's State April IO, 1970. He described it as Bank of South St. Paul, received routine legal practice.    an anonymous telephone call. The deed is considered by; „We have wj{e some Washington sources as the al| thc m0 u can get t0 a key document in Nixon's biggest s(ation .. th(, FB, ,ed the single tax problem - his con-caller Ther(. was n0 indication troversial deduction involving iwhat was meant bv ..slation- the vice-presidentian p a pc r s, ,and n0 specific amount was valued for tax purposes at; _|jo d $576,000.    , .    . ’ •It doesnt exist”    IVWarco    Authorities set up barricades said in a telephone interview- '(m a n)un,ry road ,hree miles|grown children, none living at the I described as upper middle (class. “We don’t know if anybody was with her when she left home. We think it was about 7:30 a m.” an FBI spokesman said. Kronholm said he received the call at the bank about 3:40 p.m. That was the only known contact Kronholm or authorities have had with the apparent abductors, the FBI said Saturday. “We are just waiting for instructions,” Kronholm said. The Kronholms have six nomic cooperation. Rules Out Trip Nixon virtually ruled out ai presidential trip to Europe next month for the signing of a new military agreement on the 25th1 anniversary of NATO — even though the declaration is likely to be ready. The reason, he said, is a lack of progress on the companion 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 resolving them.” Nixon's implicit criticism of the European allies is certain to raise the level of fiery debate across the Atlantic. Secretary of State Kissinger also has    been    sharply    critical    of J U.S.    allies    in Europe    recently. Riri pact / ADt t u Kissinger said early this week Irish that Western Europe represents guerillas ambushed a four-man i“the biggest problem” facing British army patrol    Saturday,    U.S.    foreign policy. killing two soldiers and serious-! He reiterated on Thursday ly wounding another. The fourth soldier escaped injury    in the attack    at    Cross- maglen near the border with the Irish Republic. The gunmen, suspected members of the Irish Republican Army, fled to safety across the border. Hearst Says He's "Doing All Possible" Ulster Wave Of Violence on his belief that fundamental differences exist between the United States and Europe, but apologized for remarks earlier in the week that appeared to question the legitimacy of West em European governments. By contrast, Nixon spoke rn.    rw • •    ,    .    confidently    Friday to a meet- The IRA s I rovisional wing    0f busjness men ^ere aboUt progress in U S relations with the Soviet Union and Commu- said two of its guerillas died Friday night in the premature explosion of a bomb they werenjst china planting at Dungannon.    This    administration’s detente They were among four men policy, Nixon said, has ended killed in one of Northern Ire-(the Vietnam war and "That was the whole purpose of '10'" ,hl' Kronh,olm hom'' No retyping and re-signing the raffle or pedestrians were a1-deed    lowed into the area, except    re- n. niTM    rt..nm    porters who were taken to    the Brown Charge    .    _ .    , _    home for a Saturday news con- The    attorney    first    spoke pub-| ference Rely about an original deed1 .    ...    ..    ..    , March 7 Bul a Washington-, -'.neighbor sad the Kronholm. source said Friday that the famll>' enjoyed the outdoors and j White House had been unable to locate the deed, which DeMarco says was signed in California on April 21, 1969. California Secretary of State Edmund Brown, jr., has said the    ...    .    , new deed was fraudulently ( ,nm( nt 1S ending a special backdated to April. 1969. in anlf"v°y a"d * * « °f $1 million ‘o apparent effort to qualify (he thank tile Philippines for help- President for a full »76.oi» de- search for U M,r0° ,)noda-ducti0n    j    a World war II Japanese soldier home. [Continued: Page 2, Col. 3.) Gift for Aid in Straggler Quest TOKYO (AP) — Japan gov- Closing of Some 500 Coal Mines Ordered WASHINGTON (AP) — Some:Coal Mine Health and Safety The tax law was changed in July, 1969, to abolish such massive tax deductions for donation of personal papers. Brown said he doubted the original deed ever existed. During a quest ion-and-answer session with Chicago business men Friday, Nixon said, “There has who held out in the Philippine jungles for nearly 30 years. Officials said the envoy would leave for Manila shortly. Thc amount of the gift was not explained and the government said only that it was a “token of gratitude.” Presumably it will help compensate the Philippines Today s Index Church ......   2 Comics ......   5 Crossword    5 Daily Record ........ 3 Deaths..................3 Editorial Features    4 Financial    IO Marion    IO Movies    6 Sparta    7.8 Television      9 Want Ads..........11-13 been no evidence of fraud on the or search expense part of the President. There! may be evidence that he may owe more taxes.” 500 coal mines accounting for 5 percent of U.S. production face government closure March 30 for failing to comply with federal safety standards. The interior department said Friday that it will order the mines sealed despite appeals from the Federal Energy Office, which is concerned over the loss of production. “We don’t want to close thc mines if we don't have to, but the laws say we do,” said a spokesman for the department’s Mine Enforcement Safety Administration. MESA Chief James Day’s finding that there was no legal way to amend the 1969 Federal Act to permit continued operation of the mines was upheld by Interior Secretary Rogers C. B. Morton Sources said Morton feared that, if the rules were changed and there was a future disaster, “he (Morton) would be the guy to catch hell.” Tho law gave small mine operators until March 30. 1974. to comply with federal standards requiring installation of explosion-proof machinery. The affected mines, mostly independent operations in Appalachia. produce about 30 million tons of coal a year. Officials estimated 5.000 to 6.000 will lose their jobs. prevented a major-power confrontation in the Middle East. Rejecting a suggestion that the United States seems to be making all the compromises toward Moscow, Nixon said “nobody will question my credentials with regard to the Soviet system and disagreements with them.” But. lie said. “It s much better to have your voice heard within the Kremlin than outside I »*•” On Middle East I On the Middle East, Nixon said the United States wants the Arab oil-producing countries to resume their shipments to the United States. But he also warned that a conditional lifting of Rh' embargo tied to exerting pressure on Israel “would have a counter-effect.” HILLSBOROUGH, Calif. (AP) —The father of kidnaped newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst said Saturday that he “has not broken his word” to the Sym-bionese Liberation Army and is doing everything possible to meet its demands. Randolph Hearst also said, “I am doing all I can” to facilitate the appearance on national television of two prisoners linked to the SLA. He said he believed such an appearance could be “very helpful” in obtaining his daughter’s release. “The one thing I want above all is to get Patty home as quickly as possible and, I repeat, I’m doing all I can to bring this about,” Hearst said in a written statement given reporters at his home. “More Complicated” Hearst said he had not yet' while prepared a detailed response to the SLA s last communication, delivered a week ago, because “it was more complicated than previous messages in that it deals with more objectives.” In reaucratic slowness for a fuel allocation program that “has been of limited effectiveness” in its first 45 days. In a special page report prepared for congress and the President, an FTC staff, concluded that the Federal Energy Office had made “striking” progress in view of its short existence but “the program nonetheless falls short when measured against the objectives of the Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act of 1973.” “Own Making” “The mandatory allocation program has been of limited effectiveness,” the report concluded, in part because of startup problems, “some of them the FEO’s own making.” The report was ordered by congress in the 1973 act to assess the program’s performance after its first 45 days. R. T. “Tim” McNamara, FTC executive director, said “ti, program has failed to equitably distribute available gasoline products.” But the report gave the FEO high marks for its heating oil allocation program, while also giving some credit to a warmer-than-usual winter. The report blamed congress for setting “mutually incompatible goals” of high wellhead prices to stimulate production trying to keep pump prices from skyrocketing. It also said the 1972 allocation base was unfair to independent dealers and refiners. “Wide Disparity” concluding that gasoline He also said he preferred not, to talk to reporters directly for    allocations had    been    mequita- fear of endangering his daugh-l^0,    tbe    rt’Port    set a    standard ter’s safety. He held his last    that    n0    state    shou,d rece,ve news conference Mondav.    more    than 5 percent more or “i    *    u    ia    less of its 1972 allocations than I would rather not hold a 4U , . live news conference at this    any    s a e‘ stage because there comes a While the severe hardship time when open discussion can areas have received assistance, become detrimental to a situa-jthere remains a wide disparity don.” he said.    between the ‘haves’ and ‘have- Hearst said he was trying to nots in gasoline supply, it speed the proposed live TV ap- -aid. pearanee demanded by Joseph Tbe report said:    While the Remiro and Russell Little, two severe hardship areas have reprisoners whom the SLA refers J ceived assistance (here remains to as its “soldiers.” The two,;3 wide disparity between the charged with murdering Oak-'’haves and have-nots in gaso- land Schools Supt. Marcus bne suPPl>’-Foster, have said they would Hie report placed a major offer suggestions that might isbare *be blame on congress help Miss Hearst.    for establishing 1972 as the base year. It said this may have “Iake Iime    disadvantaged independent “Unfortunately, these things dealers whose volume in 1972 take time as the people involved was 17 percent below 1973. include lawyers, judges, district McNamara emphasized that attorneys and sheriffs,” Hearst the time period involved was “incredibly short to try and do anything with a program of this said. A judge has promised to rule Tuesday on the two men’s re- scope and complexity.” quest for a live forum to discuss    Energy Bill Thai. ho said, “would slow ''"u'Lrsfgd,d'mU mention Satur- 1Ic said ,he reP°rt- Pf*Par«d down our very real and earnest i Hea™    not mention >>aiur    lawyer*    and    econo- efforts to trot a riiscneieement dav ,he S2-million People in b> a stall ot lawyers and econo /ii J ? t dl9en83gemcnt    „ nrneram hp mists, did not include an evalu- on the Syrian front and a per- Vltl toed gi\eau av program rn t L_. lU_     ;    . miners!manent P°ace settlement.” Nixon did not say directly bv the FTC commis- “Debutable Point” That question is under hives- By Associated Press Fears of a trade war and a new period of American isola- Europe Fears New American Isolationism tigation by congress’ joint committee on internal revenue taxation. Nixon called the paperwork dealing with delivery of the papers “a debatable technical point.” “lf it was completed in time, as I understand it. I get tile deduction, lf it was not completed in time, I don’t get the deduction. I pay tin1 tax and the government gets to keep the papers,” he said. DeMarco has testified before the committee. But he declined to say if h«* told it tile original deed was destroyed. He said he agreed not to disclose any of his testimony. tionism were voiced in European newspapers Saturday iii the wake of President Nixon’s Chicago speech charging his transatlantic allies with noncooperation. The London Daily Mail pushed Britain’s domestic crisis aside and gave over its front page to a story headon cd “Nixon's Fury on Europe”. It said his remarks shocked North Atlantic Treaty Organization and Common Market officials. “They believe it makes a new period of American isolationism a real possibility,” the Mail commented. “The immediate danger is of a trade war causing massive damage to Europe.’’ Rome’s largest newspaper, ll Messaggero, said the speech “has officially and deliberately placed America’s foreign policy on a route of collision with Europe ” It accused Nixon of dramatizing the contrasts between the United States and Europe to cover up his difficulties at home Some European newspapers accused Nixon of putting “the heat on Europe” and waving “the big stick ” The Lindon Times carried a story from a Washington correspondent describing t ii e President’s statement as “by far the strongest language Mr. Nixon has ever used about Europe and completely eclipsing the academic and reflective reproaches which Dr. Kissinger has directed across the Atlantic.” Nixon’s warning that, unless Europeans cooperate on the economic front with the ll. S., they would “find it almost impossible to get congressional support for troops at the present level” was significant for West Germany, which dc pends for its security on 229,(KH) of the 300,000 GIS stationed in Europe. In a statement released after Nixon’s speech, iii which he virtually ruled out a trip to Europe next month for the signing of a new military agreement on the 25th anniversary of NATO, the Bonn government struck an unruffled note. "The decision . . . will permit deliberation* necessary for an improved harmonization between the nine Common Market countries and the I . S. to be suspended without time pressure,” it said. Despite this official calm, observers iii West Germany has set up to meet an SLA atK)n „    ..    . -    ^    sioners. He said that reaction (Continued: Page2,Col.7.) would he forthcoming.” The report was issued in time to exert a possible influence on a new version of the emergency j energy bill which will be introduced Tuesday in congress viewed Nixon’s statement as a major escalation in the transatlantic war of words that flared when European countries decided to find an answer 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 maneuver.” 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 voice,” the paper said. by Sen. Jackson (D-Wash.) and Rep, Staggers (D-W.Va.). Jackson and Staggers indicated compromis e had been reached on key provisions, including eliminating the controversial oil price rollback opposed by the President. They said other questions still had to be settled before the bill is introduced, but it was learned it will contain authority to impose rationing. I off«if'* Chuckie Every time you lend money to a friend, you damage his memory.    coovntM 1 & ;

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