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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 8, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Partly cloudy tonight, low in 30s. High Tuesday near 60. VOLUME 92 — NUMBER 89 rn tumta #113? He FINAL CITY IO CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, MONDAY, APRIL 8, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES LibyansClaim Khadafy Still In Top Spot TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Sources in Libya say Col. Moammar Khadafy is still the i country’s strongman and has ‘only given up ceremonial duties. Diplomatic and government sources Sunday contradicted reports circulating elsewhere in the Middle East that the controversial Khadafy had been By United Press International An Israeli plane went down in flames over the Golan Heights Monday in the first Israeli air loss since the October war. f „ ... . , Israel said it captured its first *" Pped of power m the 0,| - nch Syrian prisoner in the current fighting Libyans were told Sunday that Syria said it shot down the Khada ty had handed over some Israeli plane. Israel said its loss ^ 1 ^ 1 ' s duties Premier Abdel w'as from a fire aboard, ap- parently caused by ‘ technical mishap." On Patrol Israeli military sources quoted by the national radio said the plane w'as on a surveillance patrol, checking Syrian troop Salam Jalloud, confirming reports first circulated Saturday. But informed sources said the move w'ould not reduce Kha-dafy's power as the country’s leader. "Our Leadc-” "Khadafy is still our pres-movements, when its crew ra- i den L he’s still our leader," a dioed at 11:30 a m., 14:30 a m spokesman for the government CDT) that it was ablaze. new s agency said. Arab newsmen in south Le-: A Western diplomat in Tripoli banon said the Israeli plane said: “It doesn’t look like Kha-crashed about four miles from dafy’s lost any power except handing over some functions, such as meeting and greeting dignitaries, to Jalloud.” Khadafy, who has ruled Libya since seizing power in a coup the border with Israel. The newsmen said the two pilots on the Israeli plane landed nearby and were taken by the Lebanese authorities. A Syrian communique said |^ ur y ears a 8°< is known to be Syrian defenses shot down the disdainful of the protocol nice-Israeli plane over the Mt. Her- ties normally required of heads mon region where fighting has °t state, been going on for two days. The He was reported in Tripoli, Israeli military command said and the capital was calm over | the crew bailed out because of a the weekend, with no signs of fire aboard and "were seen to unusual activity, have parachuted into Lebanese Doubts about Khadafy s status territory.” w ere raised after Egypt’s of-; I ficial Middle East News Agency j ion Saturday made public a de- Infiltrators Israel's announcement on the cree j ssued by the ruling Revo-j Syrian prisoner said he was i u ti onar y Command Council. It captured a day ago by troops [ sa j d Khadafy "is to devote him-1 who were sweeping the slopes of se jf to ideological and intellect Mt. Hermon in search of inf ii- tual work and to the popular au-trators who had crossed the thorization without prejudice to cease-fire line during the week- b | s functions of the commander-end. Another Syrian soldier was j n -chief of the armed forces, spotted, a spokesman said, but , managed to escape Routine Affairs The two nation*- v? yet to “According to the decree, the! exchange prisoner 1 - » n in the prime minister, Maj. Jalloud. October war Israel has said shall be in charge of the politic there must be an exchange be- j cal, administrative and routine fore it will agree to disengaging affairs and all protocol activi-along the cease-fire line. ties, including receiving heads Even as the front line explod- 0 f state at airports and seaports ed with gunfire. Prime Minister and receiving ambassadors. Meir’s cabinet was reported “Meanwhile the decree shall, considering resigning and then n0 ( affect the authorities and forming a reshuffled govern- duties of the Revolutionary! ment in order to collectively ac- Command Council.. eept responsibility for the na- Usually well informed tion’s military unpreparedness papers j n (he Middle East said for the war. Fraud on President's Taxes Not Ruled Out \ WASHINGTON (AP) — The But Arthur Blech. the Pres-head of the Internal Revenue I ident's tax accountant, said he I Service has indicated that the|agreed with a report that Nixon. IRS still may be investigating'may be able to write off his en-whether the preparation of tiro 1974 income as deductible. President Nixon's tax returns, He noted that the gift to the for recent years involved fraud, government of money owed for WASHINGTON (AP) — Pres-IRS Commissioner Donald 1969 would be deductible up to ident Nixon Monday signed a Alexander confirmed Sunday a 50 Pert* 0 * of Nixon’s adjusted bill that will bring the minimum White House statement that no gross income. This would enable basis had been found for bring-him t° write off about $125,000. ing such a charge against Nixon personally. However, when asked if charges might be leveled against those who helped prepare the tax returns, Alexander responded during a televised interview: "I can’t comment on what action the IRS and others may be or may not be taking with respect to others.” The White House announced last week that President Nixon would pay the full IRS-stipulated total of $432,787.13 in underpaid taxes, plus interest, for the years 1969-72. "The man is entitled to the deduction,’’ Blech said. “Whether he will elect to use it is another question. He may decide it’s not wise to have a year where he doesn't pay any income tax.” w-age to $2.30 an hour for millions of American workers by Jan. I, 1978. Nixon signed the measure at his desk in the Oval office, with Secretary of Labor Peter Brennan seated alongside. In a White House statement, Nixon said, "Although I have some reservations about por* An IRS spokesman confirmed (j ons 0 f this legislation, its basic that the President also would be p Ur pose — to increase the mini- able to deduct from his 1974 mum wa ge for working men gross taxable income about $32,000 in interest due on his back taxes payment. Also de- Arrjprjp aa <; * ductible would be interest on I Amerlcans -any loan he might take out to handle the payment. According to a CBS News report, the remaining income could be written off by deduct- wage and women of this country — deserves the support of all Expands Coverage The new law expands mini mum wage coverage to an additional seven million workers. Some 49.4 million workers al- mini- gages and other loans. $24,000 in mum wage legislation, property taxes and about $23,000 Nixon vet0(?d a sim j| ar mini. in fees for his tax lawyers. mum wage bm laftt year Extension N : xon objected to the 1973 Blech said the IRS is allowing minimum wage bill as being Nixon an extension on filing his inflationary and because it did 1973 tax bemuse the return not include a youth differential must be reworked following the permitting a lower rate for Moss Killing Hearing -UPI Telephoto Elmer Wayne Henley, 17, (right) accused of six of 27 murders, was escorted to a pretrial hearing Monday in Houston by Sheriff's Deputy Rudy Garza. Frowns on Tuition Increases, Ray Calls on Regents To Set Policy According to the White House i. ... . . . .statement, the IRS finding|*55,000 ta interest on mort-]ready were covered by "rebuts any suggestion of fraud on the part of the President.” But the statement did not refer to the same context to those who aided in preparing the Nixon returns. Weicker Charges Alexander was questioned about reports the White House had been sent information on particular tax returns. He confirmed that "certain sensitive case reports . .. were apparently forwarded to the White House.” But Alexander said "there was no continuing pattern” and added that he has not sent out any such reports since becoming IRS chief. Senator Lowell Weicker (R-has said he has IRS ruling on the back taxes. (Continued: Page 3, Col. 4. teenagers. The 1974 bill, approved by congress last month, contains only minor changes from the one Nixon vetoed. It does not contain a youth differential but it does liberalize the present law slightly on employment of students, permitting them to work part time—not more than 20 hours a week—at 85 percent of the regular wage floor. r . . UUU I..... . .......«------------- The latest bill would bring Lonn.) nos said ne aas un- Nixon » s political enemies was domestics under the wage and covered White House memos t inside the i nterna i Reve- bour i aw f or (he first time and stowing-‘improper and perhaps L ue within months 0 t: rcpea | s overtime pay exemp- illegal use of actual tax return ^ xon - s becoming President, ! t j ons now j n effect in several in-information, both of tnd.vtduals & Uwe| , Weicker (R . conn.) ! dustrie s and organizations. ! said Monday „ a]so tjghtens present law on Hughes Gift Weicker presented a docu- child labor on farms and ex- Interviewed on the CBS pro- mentary history of the special tends the scope of the Spy Group n IRS Told By Weicker WASHINGTON (AP) — A secret task force to compile intelligence reports on President law EPA Planning Easy-To-Use Mileaoe Data By Frank Nye DES MOINES - Gov. Robert Ray Monday put a damper on news j ' plans of a house appropriations j . , l j *L. * i . .subcommittee to order tuition Khadafy, who had threatened to . resign a number of times when incrcases at the s * a * e s three displeased, had been pushed universities for 1974-75. aside. j "I don’t want to see them The Beirut An Nahar newspa- raise tuition,” the governor per said there had been "a coup said, rephrasing a statement in cation, or as a minimum or maximum, instead of saying ‘well, the legislature didn’t give us enough money so we 0 OV will have to pop the students again’.” Rd Y Ray recalled the regents or dered a big tuition increase in 1969 after not getting what they expected from the legislature, ___only to have the legislature retaliate in 1971 with an order, written into law, not to increase tuition of resident students dur- j gram "Fa^e Hie Nation’’, Alex- unit to three senate subcommit-j ander was asked about reports ; tees. He also disclosed a flood (that portions of a $100,000 cam- of new details on how, he said, .paign contribution from billion- the White House used govern-' aire Howard Hughes had been ment agencies to thwart its j passed to President Nixon’s per-; political opponents in the U.S. : sonal secretary and his two and overseas. (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3. against Khadafy, with his con-1 his Jan. 25 budget message! sent." It said the majority of when he said "no tuition in-tmtion study being conducted by the Revolutionary Command j creases w ill be necessary for botird of regents. nFTROJT API - The federal Council was disturbed "by Kha- the next two years.” Gov. Ray said he thought the|ing the 1971-73 biennium. ‘ dafy’s whimsical policies that Members of the house soh- legislature and the regents committee, with Rep. Richard 8 ^ HH 1 [J** other slates Environmental Protect ion cre . dpd ne g at j ve resu |f s on (he Agency is planning to circulate Araba[)d in B , c ,.national scene” simplified gasoline mileage data „ d(cd as an exampl( , Kha for as an easy-to-use guide buyers of 1975-model cars The agency is only federal office performing fuel economy tests. It has been releasing figures for the last two i years on about 500 cars, often' including more than one result ( for the same model with varying engines and gear ratios. Erie Stork, deputy director of the agency, says the current method of releasing the figures is too difficult for the average consumer to use. "It’s just not descriptive to the public,” he says. "If I were your personnel, director and I handed you ai phone book and told you the; person you wanted to hire is[ listed inside, I’d probably be right, but I wouldn’t be very helpful.” he said. Under a new plan still on the drawing board, Stork said similar car models with the same weight and engine size would be grouped together for convenience. The agency also plans to round off the fuel economy figures to the nearest mile instead of giving them down to each tenth of a mile. The current procedure "imputes an accuracy that just isn t there,” Stork says. dafy’s as an abortive attempt to Increases Norpel (D-Bellevue)'Ieading the are doin 8 in the area of tuition! The present legislature last way say students should Dav before takmg off in a11 dire c-|y ear re-enacted that order. This mar of lh i f th H lions. means the law would have to be CI th, I merge Libya with Tunisia. tioTthroueh hh?her tuition 6 rates wou,d like to see some poli-: repe a le<J before the legislature CUrrently ,he ..................r‘ UT IUi | ,i0 ? ,o in - j r itr j fit into the total cost of educa- crease tuition for 19/4-7o. need for more state funds. ,, V , , tusl i UI I . . jtion, Ray said in reply to ques-; Tuition increases ordered by Awalt Study lions at his news conference. the regents in 1969 were from Their senate subcommittee! “j d |jk e ( 0 see the regents a ^ ear to $ 620 at the counterparts do not go along; decide on a tuition policy, with this theory, preferring in-1 whether setting it a percent-stead to await the results of aj age of the over-all cost of cdu- Toduy's Chuckle When it comes to conserving energy', it’s hard to beat an empty tank. —Copyright 1974 j versity of Iowa, from $375 to $600 at Iow'a State and from $398 (Continued: Page 3, Col. 6.) !brothers. Alexander replied that I "you’re talking about an IRS investigation. and I can’t and ! won’t comment on an IRS investigation." The IRS head also declined to 'say whether his agency’s total ' on the underpaid Nixon taxes ; included a five percent penalty I for negligence. ! The White House Monday also refused to say whether a negligence penalty was included in the assessment, contending that is a matter of privacy between Nixon and the IRS. No ’74 Tax? Alexander said it is possible but "I think it’s quite unlikely that Nixon would need to pay no income tax for 1974 because of considering the 1969 tax money as a charitable contribution,” along with deductions for interest. Foreign Policy Stressed as Nixon Defense By Kenneth Freed WASHINGTON (AP) - The Nixon administration has elevated foreign policy into a major part of its Watergate defense, maintaining that Nixon’s continuation in office is considered essential by most world leaders. The crucial role played by Nixon in insuring international progress was portrayed by high White House officials following the President’s return from Paris Sunday. Alexander Haig, Nixon's chief of staff, said the weekend in Paris for a memorial service honoring the late French President Georges Pompidou was encouraging in several ways. The first dealt with the impact of a weakened President because of Watergate and possible impeachment, although Haig denied these matters were discussed directly. Nixon "Essential" Instead, he said, "It was very evident that European leaders and world leaders with whom the President met continued to look to the United States and President Nixon as .an essential factor in . . . efforts to develop a structure for a stable international environment.” Other officials told newsmen on Nixon’s plane during the return from Paris that the world leaders clearly want the President to stay in office. According to this version, many other international leaders feel a rapport with Nixon because they also have domestic problems, although of a different character. Because of this empathy, Nixon is admired for what they believe is his courage, and is deeply respected because they say he continues to function effectively in world matters. Talks The meetings described by Haig and the other officials involved the chiefs of state of Japan, France, the Soviet Union, West Germany, Great Britain, Denmark and Italy. In addition, they claimed that contacts with other governments clearly show a fundamental appreciation for the importance of a continuing strong U. S. leadership. Before returning to the U. S. and an overnight stay at his Camp David. Md., retreat, Nixon held two important meetings Sunday in Paris. The first was a two-hour breakfast with Soviet President Nikolai Podgorny, at which the Nixon's June trip to Moscow was discussed. Ilaig said the meeting "confirmed that both sides have set the preliminary stages for finite and real accomplish ments,” during the June summit. "Optimistic” Both sides, he said, "are very optimistic . . . there will be positive results in the areas of trade, technological exchanges, and certainly" in nuclear arms limitations. Haig, however, refused to provide details, saying it was too early to discuss such matters in depth. The other Sunday meeting was with Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka. According to Haig, the one-hour session with Tanaka dealt with the Japanese relationship to the U. S. and the Atlantic Alliance. Low-Cost Food Plan Up Per Week I WASHINGTON <AP) — New government figures Monday [showed it cost a family of four at least $43.10 per week to eat in Weicker, a member of the [February even if it scrimped on senate Watergate committee, j meat and served plenty of produced other documents which beans and potatoes. The figure J was $8.10 higher than a year ago. ... , I The increase was for a sc ents of the administration. Lolled , ow . cost food budge t com- "When that situation exists in, p ii ed bv the agriculture depart-the country obviously something j men t. Although its cost went up smells,” Weicker said. "It is a 23 percent from February 1973, perversion of the American con-(other plans for more affluent suctional system." families rose proportionately Weicker read non-stop from less. a huge pile of documents, many a moderate-cost budget of them supplied by former! would have cost $34.80 per Weicker said that by the time the special unit was dismantled in August, 1973, it had amassed intelligence files on 10,000 American taxpayers which contained 12,000 classified documents, Weicker said. he said showed the IRS had been used repeatedly by that ; time to harass political oppon- White House counsel John Dean, in a session which was virtually a repeat of the Watergate hearings of last summer. Earlier, Weicker said detective Anthony Ulasewicz probed the private lives of more than a dozen senators and other political figures in 50 separate investigations during Nixon’s first term. Today s Index Comics Crossword ......17 Daily Record ........ ...... 3 Deaths Editorial Features 6 Farm IO Financial 18 Marion ............. ..... 18 Movies ............. ..... 16 Society 8.9 Sports 11-15 State 4 Television ........... ......5 Want Ads ............ ...19-23 week in February, up $9.60 or 21 percent from a year earlier. And a liberal plan used by USHA was $66.60 per week, a gain of $11.20 or 20 percent from February' 1973. The various meal plans were computed on the basis of food quantities consumed by two parents and two school-age chil-Idren. Generally, officials said, : the low-cost plan relates to fam-! ilies with yearly incomes of $4,000 to $8,000; the moderate $8,000 to $10,000; and the liberal $10,000 and over. Each of the three food plans rose sharply from January to ; February. The low-cost plan rose $1.40 per week, the moderate $160 and the liberal budget I $2. A fourth budget is the “economy" plan, a bare-bones meal guide used for computing the government’s food stamp allocations. It provided menus cost-: ing $34.40 per week in February, up $6.40 from a year earlier or a gain of about 23 percent.
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