Cedar Rapids Gazette, April 10, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

April 10, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 10, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Partly cloudy tonight with a chance of rain through Thursday. Lows tonight 50. Highs Thursday 70 to 75. VOLUME 92 91 CITY FINAL 10 CENTS GOLDA CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES OUT President: Bottleneck In Congress SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) President Nixon Wednesday charged congress with providing the "bottleneck" that has led to the higher living costs and un- employment, especially in Mi- chigan's auto plants. Nixon, arriving in Saginaw to campaign on behalf of Republi- c a n congressional candidate James Sparling, said men like Sparling are needed to push hi programs through congress. Rural Parts Nixon spoke to an estimated persons at the airport be- fore taking a helicopter to rural northeast Michigan parts of the Eighth district to speak on be- half of Sparling. Campaigning for the first time since 1972, Nixon said this is the first time in 12 years that the U. S. is at peace with all the nations of the world, adding that the problems the nation does have "are the problems of peace." Nixon was greeted by Michi- gan's Republican leadership on his arrival at Tri-City airport. He walked with Sparling to shake hands with many persons on the fringe of the crowd. The crowd carried many pro- Nixon placards and American flags, but there were also signs urging that the President be im- peached. Job-Seeker Telepholo Bidding for a role at the Charles Playhouse in Boston is this kitten in a.shoe. Cats and kittens are to be auditioned for non-speaking walk-on parts in Needed Legislation Blaming local unemployme on energy problems, he said t situation is being improved, b charged thai congress has n passed needed legislation. Nixon said major congre sional priorities for improvin the economy include legislatio to regulate natural gas and relax auto emissions standards Referring to his meeting wi world leaders in Paris earlie this week, Nixon said America goal is to lead the way for peac "not only for America, .but fo the whole world." Hundreds of persons line both sides of the street as th presidential motorcade dre into Bad Axe, first stop on ,th whirlwind tour. The limousine paused at the Huro county court house and Nixo spent several minutes chattin with townspeople about infle lion, farm prices arid politics. A few signs at Bad Axe calle for impeachment but there wer no other visible signs of ill wi in the clusters of onlookers. The district has been held bj the GOP for -10 years. Close Race Democral J. Robert Traxler the early favorite in the race now believed to be quite close has made Nixon and his admin- istration the major issue. He feels the President's visit wil' illustrate his contention thai Sparling is "Nixon's stand-in." Nixon himself may 'have Ihe biggesl stake. He hopes to give Sparling a boosl. toward a victory that could case impeachment pres- sure among house Republicans, who arc shaken by three Demo- cratic victories this year in special elections for house seats previously held by Republicans. For that reason, next Tues- day's outcome may have more impact on Nixon's future than the President will have on the local election. In Southficld, Mich., Vice- president Ford told 'newsmen Tuesday night that he had strongly urged President Nixon to visit the Eighth district. Ford said he has "everything lo gain and nothing to lose" by stumping the area. "If he hadn't gone, 'and the election was lost to the Demo- crats, he would have been blamed Ford said. Toduy's Chuckle We know a 'guy who's so rich ho didn't even know his son was in college. 1974 Million State-budget Deficit Seen WASHINGTON (AP) Mem- bers of the house judiciary com- mittee met in a mood of anger DBS MOINES (AP) Iowa'sjand resentment Wednesday to Nixon Delay Angers Panel treasury would have a deficit of million by 1977 if the legis- lature adopts most of the spend- ing and tax relief proposals be- fore it, the lawmakers' fiscal ficer predicts. Gerry Rankin told the senate ways and means committee iVednesday that the state will lave a surplus of million )y the end of the current fiscal year, June 30. His estimate compares with a million surplus on June 30 >redicted earlier this week by state Comptroller Marvin Sel- Jen. Rankin's projections showed most of the major appropri- ations being considered by' the egislature this session as well .proposed tax relief is four ilans. Can't Afford It He said the slate could not af- ord to spend all the -money the consider a White House propos- al to wait two more weeks be- fore replying to the committee's request for lapes of presidential conversations. At separate party caucuses, both Republicans and Demo- crats called the White House letter postponing any response until April 22 unsatisfactory. Individual members lalked o issuing a subpoena for Ihe ma terial. Chairman Rodino (D-N. J.) scheduled a full committee meeting Thursday for whatevei action the committee wants to lake. "Unsatisfactory' "It is obviously unsatisfactory to a majority of the commit said McCIory Rep. Butler com menting Tuesday night, said seems a mistake not to egislature is projecting, and at le same time exempt food, If rugs and heating fuel from the tllc ales tax, double the inheritance ax exemption and adopt Ihe urtis income tax revision plan. Gov. Robert Ray told news men later that he thinks the :ate can afford to exempt food nd drugs from the 3 percent ale sales tax. produce the material. It certain- One Year Some legislators say they feel he stale could afford more tax elief if it did not approve a (Continued: Page 2, Col. 7.) a prcsumplion that President is withholding damaging evidence." Rep. Hogan (R-Md.) issued a stalement before the cau- cuses saying he was "sorely disappointed" with the Pres- ident's decision not to honor the committee's request. Hogan said he could "only feel this'is an additional dilato- ry lactic by the President's law- yers." "To wail until the Easter recess is an unconscionable Hogan said, calling onj the. White House to reverse its decision. The committee had demanded a response to its request for the tapes by Tuesday. St. Clair Letter The White House said Tues- day that "additional .materials" would be given to the committee sometime after congress re- turns from its Easter recess April 22, but it didn't say what the material would be. James St. Clair, whp charge of President Nixon's de- tense against impeachment, sent a letter lo the committee. St. Clair said the White House still is reviewing the request for the taped" talks between Nixon chief aides about the time the Watergate cover-up was becoming known last year. "We expect that the review can be completed by the end-o the Easter recess and that th additional materials furnishe at that time will permit th committee to complete its inqu: ry promptly, "he said. No Rodino Comment Rodino (D-N.J.) had no im mediate comment on St. Clair' letter, which was not deliverei until after the house had ad journed and most members Ira left. Rodino said last week h thought the committee had wait ed long enough and that hi would consider asking it to issui a subpoena for the tapes i; there was not a satisfactory an swer by Tuesday. He is expected to convene the committee Thursday to considei (Continued: Page 2, Col. 130 Passengers Possibly Exposed fo Radioacfivify ATLANTA (UPI) Delia Aii Lines, citing the danger as said Tuesday night that it will contact each of the 130 passengers who may have been exposed to the radioactive chemical iridium 192 on two lights last week. "Delta is now in the process if contacting each passenger vho rode either of the two lights to. explain Ihe type of medical examination which the >assengcrs may desire to under- the company said. "The radioactive material vas located in the cargo bins in he rear section of both aircraft and Delta believes on the basL of early reports of its investiga- tion that exposure to passenger: was minimal." The flights were No. 311 be- tween Washington and Atlanta on April 5 and No. 585 between Atlanta and Baton Rouge, La., on April 6. The possibility of exposure was discovered when crews :ound that this shipment had wen improperly shielded. Iridium 192 is used in industri- al X-ray work. The material was shipped by Value Engineering of Alexandria fa., to Gamma Industries of Baton Rouge. Enough Gas To Take Summer Trips: Simon WASHINGTON (UPI) E ergy chief William Simon sa Wednesday there will becnoui gasoline available for Ame cans to take their normal sm mer trips this year. Simon said that with rapid improving gasoline supplies as oil is again reaching th country from the Middle Ea the situation has returned 'near normal." "As the supplies again beg to land on this shore, we have a sufficiency of gasolin Ivith the production levels th have been established certain by the of Si mo said. First Shipment The Federal Energy Offic Tuesday the first m; or shipment of Mid-East o iince the lifting of the oil em largo had arrived at Norfoll 'a. It totaled barrels. Exxon Corp. said its own in tial shipment of Arab oil 50 '00 barrels of crude aboard th Ssso Barcelona was due t arrive Wednesday in New Yor larboi'. The FEO also reported tha il production in Saudi Arabi low was 8.3 million barrels day higher than before th embargo and might go to 1 million daily by next year. Oil Profits Simon predicted that firs [uarter profits of major o will be so high as t IB "embarrassing" to them when compared to the f i r s hree months of 1973. Simon was. asked to commen during an interview on th VBC-TV Today show on a state ment "by Sen. Jackson (D Vash.) that oil company pro] :s would be "obscene." 'I don't think that I'd usi hat Simon said. say that in the tradition 1 way of financial reporting a ompared to the first quarter o ast year that they're going ti e embarrassing (because) o he gasoline shortfall and th that a min- ing to cost more to go on the trips because "prices are going to be higher, especially among ca. Gagliardi announced there ister is responsible for what is done in his one will be no trial session Thursday {Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) IRS Planned Audit of Rock Fans and Card-Burners WASHINGTON (AP) The ternal Revenue Service mill cently was prepared lo audil e taxes of anyone attending ck festival or burning hi afl card, according to an IRS ternal memo. The memo was made public uesday by Sen. Lowell Weicker It is a January, 1973, alus report on what was called special compliance group scl inside IRS to collect in- ligencc information on all rsons or groups advocating -called extremist views. 'Posing Threat" The unit was set up in the st year of the Nixon adminis- ition and by 1973, according lo c memo, had amassed cs oil individuals' and on ganizations. It had collected classified documents anc had compiled a list of groups or individuals "who fal inlo the category of posing a threat and probability of tax the IRS memo said. "The magnitude and potential of this facility is the memo said. "A recent audit supports the conclusion thai this function offers high potential as a deterrent to widespread tax violation by aclivisl groups." The memo was signed by John J. Flynn, regional commis- sioner of the North Atlantic re- jion of the IRS. It was addrcs- sccd to IRS directors. The document said that the RS was collecting information, with (he help of law enforce- ment agencies, on so-called vio- ent groups. U also said that members of non-violent groups also were being included. Rock Festivals "Included are those who pub- licly destroy and burn draft cards, destroy selective service records, participate in and or- ganize May day demonstrations, organize and attend rock festi- vals which attract youth and narcotics the memo said. It also said IRS agents were interesled in the tax returns of tiose aiding in the sale of firearms to the Irish Republican army, who travel to Cuba, Al- geria or North Vietnam or who are engaged in "inciting corn- notion and resistance to author- ty by encouraging defectors in tic arnied forces to enter- into alliances lo subvert this nation the memo said. "Currently, when information is received it is reviewed for in- dications of non-compliance. When indications are received, file searches, if possible, are made lo determine if returns are filed and taxes the memo said. Weicker said Monday thai Ihe special unit was dismantled in August, 1973, at the same time that allegations were being made before the senate Water- gate committee (hat the White House had used the IRS lo benc- 'il President Nixon's friends and to punish his political "ene- nics." The memo asked agents in the "ield lo forward any intelligence about dissident groups lo Wash- nglon and directed them to rc- )0ri lo oilier law enforcement agencies 'any law violations they uncovered not linked to taxes. Says IRS Fails To Tell Righfs To Taxpayers WASHINGTON (AP) The IRS often fails to advise taxpay- ers of their rights al Ihe begin- ning of a tax dispute, and many times misinforms when it does, a lax court commissioner says. The IRS often leaves a citizen puzzled, said tax court commis- sioner Joseph N. Ingolia. He testified at a hearing on taxes held by a senate appropriations subcommittee. "He (the taxpayer) is not ad- vised of his rights lo go lo the courls at this time bill instead is invited lo discuss or settle his problem usually by bringing in additional information. "It seems clear that when the first contact is made with the taxpayer, there is no desire lo inform him lhat he may go to court rather than discuss settle- ment This is so because the IRS believes settlement is the correct answer, but is this fair to the taxpayer? I think Ingolia said. He said thai when the IRS does advise (he taxpayer of the lax court option, it often tells him such a course would be lime consuming and expensive. But, he said, for a small case, :he court usually lakes an hour for a fee. He also said IKS docs not :lear up the misconception of many taxpayers that the lax, court is an arm of the IRS. source said. "Thai's why if you read the opinion correctly you have to opinion the conclusion that Dayan must go." New Candidate? The crisis was sparked by the release of a government com- mission's report blaming top army commanders for Israel's unpreparedness and exonerating Mrs. Meir and Dayan. Two of ;he Labor party's Ihree factions wanted Dayan lo resign to take (Continued: Page 3, Col. 5.) Today's Index Comics....................7D Crossword .................70 Daily Record ..............3A Editorial Features.........6A Farm ......................ec Financial ..................go Marion ....................go Movies....................HC Society ...............10B-I3B Sports ..................1D-6D State ...................ic-3C Television .................4C Want Ads ............10D-13D ;