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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 8, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather- Thunderstorms likely Low in low 60s Occasional rain, cooler Sunday. Highs in 60s. CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CEDAIt KAI'IDS, IOWA, SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TJMES U. S. SAUDI ARABIAN PACTS Twin-Level Controls on Oil Blasted WASHINGTON (AP) A de parting federal energy cxperi says the administration's crude oil price controls producec windfall profits, "polilica wheeling and dealing" and oi industry cheating. The broadside against the two-level price control was parting shot from William A, Johnson, key energy policy ana lyst and the former energy chief, William E. Simon. John- son was interviewed Friday on his last day at the Federal En- ergy Office. He was asked to explain whj the administration authorized dollar-a-barrel price increase for old domestic oil production last December, despite staff re- ports it would cost consumers some billion a year but not help in shortages. The increase, Johnson sajd, was intended as only the first step in closing the price gap be tween the price-controlled. old oil and uncontrolled new oi] brought into production s 1972. Political Problem This system had served the purpose of encouraging new oil exploration and development "but it has become a horren- dously serious political prob- he said. "All sorts of groups are trying to get (price-controlled) oil. The temptation for political wheeling and dealing is enor- said Johnson who added that he had no major role in the old-oil decision. "We have had companies coming in with senators, trying to get this old he said. The Federal Energy Office also con- trols allocation of. crude oil among refiners. Johnson added that the two- level system was also leading some oil producers to abandon existing production wells anc drill new wells into the same de- posits, so they could sell this production as "new oil" at the higher price. "We have a system that en- courages he said. Staff Reports Joh'nson's blast followed culation by consumer advocate Ralph Nader of staff reports to the Cost of Living Council which provided the groundwork for December's old-oil price in- crease. The studies indicated that this increase would not increase pro- Hunger Strikes Ended By Sisters, 3 Others I LONDON (APj Thc Pricejonce escaped from a British isisters and three other they fought actively in the members of the Irish Hepubli-l guerilla'war to oust the" British can Army have ended prison Northern Ireland, hunger strikes, the British They were sentenced for lead-; eminent announced. ing an ]RA unit wnicn Telcpholo Sam Ervin, chairman of the senate Watergate committee, listens to Vice-president Ford deliver the commencement address at Ravenscroft School, Raleigh, N.C. Ervin presented an award to the board chairman of the school in a ceremony before Ford spoke. cluction from existing wells, which was already at its max- imum, and would do little to reduce demand. The council staff said a 51 increase would, like any in- crease, be an arbitrary choice and-would cost the public some 5256 million a month. By that reckoning, the Dec. 19 price increase may already have turned some billion of the consumer's money into oil industry windfall profits. Ford; "Told To Sit Down AndShufUp' LOGAN, Utah (AP) Vice president Ford said Saturdaj ;hat he has been getting advici n letters, telegrams, reception! and shouts in hotel lobbies tc ;top traveling so much anc holding so many news confer ences. "In short, why don't I si down and shut up like a gooi vice-president Fore s.aid address at Utah State universi 'y- He said he has been asked I must make speeches and per- mit press questions wherever 1 go, why do I uphold the Presidenl one day and the next day side with the congress, which is de- liberating his His Duty Ford said the answer is thai he believes it his duty to try anc help find a compromise on the nagging issue of Watergate. "Why is it so surprising that 1 sometimes voice the viewpoinl of the legislative branch oi which I was a part for a quarter-century, and at other Jmes see things much the same way as the Chief Executive, who chose me, my friend for the same span of years? "In all those years, I have never seen a controversy in vhich one side was all wrong and the other 100 percent Daley Released From Hospita CHICAGO (AP) Mayoi Richard Daley was released from the hospital Saturday after undergoing surgery six days ago to correct an obstructed ar- tery in his neck. Daley, 72, walked unassisted from the hospital and told re porters he felt "great." Today's Index Ford said. "So long as I can contribute lo the climate of reason and (Continued: Page 2, Col. 5.) Church Page Comics Crossword Daily Itccnnl Deaths Kdilorlnl Features Financial Murlon Movies Sports Television Want Alls........ .....5 .....5 .....2 .....2 -I .....9 .....9 .....n s .....I Demo Rules Committee Recommends Fresh Start Two-Car Crash Near Homestead By Kevin Kane Floor nominations of any le gaily-qualified candidate and i weighted roll call vote will b among recommended proce dures at next Wednesday's spe I Linn county Democratic convention to nominate a can didate for county supervisor. Those recommendations were adopted Friday night at a meet ng of the county conventior rules committee at Peoples church. The rules committee also ac- cepted Chairman Doug Levitt's suggestion of Iowa Democratic National Committeeman Robert Fulton of Waterloo as recom- mended nominee for convention chairman. Lovitt said he considered Ful- on, who had indicated he coulc attend the convention, an ac- ceptable impartial choice for :he post. None High Enough A recall of the convention was necessitated when none of five )emocratic candidates for Bounty supervisor won the 35 icrcent of the votes necessary or nomination at last Tuesday's irimary election. The rules formulated Friday ight will be recommended to ic full convention, which must len adopt or modify them at he start of the p.m. meet- ng at Knights of Columbus hall. Lovitt said he expects some ebate on the rules, although he dded he thinks the committee ecommendations are "fair and an be defended on the conven- on floor." Under the recommended pro- cedures, the convention would start cold with no candidates and accept nominations of any "legally-qualified candi- date" who has given prior con- sent to his or her nominator. Nominating speeches would be limited to one minute and seconding speeches would be ruled out of order. After the close of nomina- tions, each candidate would then be allowed five minutes to speak to the convention, -with '.he order of speeches to be de- termined by lot. Order of the roll call would also be determined by lot, with balloting to commence ten min- utes after the final speech. Vote Delivery Precinct spokesmen would m ,hen be responsible for deliver- ng vote breakdowns of their jrecinct delegates to election of- :icials, who would translate the votes into "weighted" figures >ased on_the number of votes allowed to each precinct. A simple majority of weighted votes would be required for nomination, with the lowest vote- getter and all" candidates receiv- ng less than 15 percent of the rotes cast being removed after each ballot. Thc five primary candidates Iowa City residents and a Shawnee Mis sion, Kan., man were killec about 5 p.m. Friday in a head- on, collision on the Milwaukee railroad overpass a mile-and-a- lalf west of here. Dead are Joe Myles, 32, Iowa City, driver of one of the cars; Alice Evans, 41, Iowa City, >assenger in Myles' car, and iVilliam Swinney, 75, Shawnee Mission. Authorities on the scene said :he Swinney car was westbound and the Myles car, eastbound. Three other persons, one in the Myles car and two from Swinney's car, were taken to Iowa City hospitals. The crash brought to nine the number of people killed in traf- fic-related accidents in less than two days. ind the number of votes they 'eceived were: Stanley Gins- jerg, Loren Capron, .097; Tom Neenan, Paul Tuber, and Larry Read- ng, 876. in Success Seen Penny Campaign WASHINGTON (AP) The government's get-out-the penny drive to ease a shortage of the' coin seems to be heading for success, Mint Director Mary Brooks says. The first full week of the cam- >aign showed signs that people are beginning to place back in circulation some of the estimat- ed 30 billion pennies they have squirreled away dresser drawers, Vidav. in jars and she reported Landmark' The home office said Saturday that Hugh Feeney, Gerard Kelly and Frank Stagg took liquid nourishment. The office said Friday night! that Dolours and Marion Price, serving life .sentences for an IHA bombing wave in London in March, 1973, took their first vol- untary meal in 205 days. Feeney and Kelly were serv- ing life sentences {or the 1973 bombings and Stagg was sen- tenced to 10 years last March 31 for conspiracy to organize an IRA rally in Coventry. All five were reported in a fair condition. Striken Demand There was speculation that the, British government had WASHINGTON Rep- resentatives of the U.S. and Sau- di Arabia Saturday signed eco- nomic and military agreements reached an accommodation with the Price sisters. "I would imagine the condi- tions must have been satisfac- tory to them or they would not have come off their strike. There is no question that they could have surrendered in any said Marie Drumm, IRA spokeswoman. The hunger strikers have de- manded transfer to prisons in Northern Ireland as political prisoners which could make them eligible for amnesty in event of a political settlement ol the sectarian war. Home Secretary Roy Jenkins has said "it would be possible and reasonable for the sisters to serve the bulk of their long sen- tences" in Northern Ireland, But he insisted lie would not act under the "duress" of a hunger strike. water. BalietStar Has Soviet Exit Permit MOSCOW (UPI) Jewish wallet dancer Valery Panov saic authorities told him Saturda; ;hat he and his wife have been n'ven permission to emigrate t Israel and must leave by Thurs day. "I am very excited, very emo Panov- said by tele phone from; Vilnius, the Lithu anian capital, where his preg nant wife, Galina, 24, is under going treatment. "I'm not usei to it yet but we are very hap py-" Panov, 35, said he was calle to the Lithuanian visa offic Saturday and an official rea him a decision by Leningra authorities to grant hin and his wife permission t "Within Months" Lord Brockway, a left-wing Labor peer who met several times with the sisters and with Jenkins, said earlier he believes they could be transferred "with- in months rather than years." Dolours, 23, and Marion, 20, were heroines in IRA circles. Daughters of an IRA man who protests influenced the decision Arraignment Monday For Murder Suspect WATERLOO. (AP) -Arraign- ment of Russell James Fitz of Waterloo in 'connection with the slaying of a two-year-old Water- ,00 girl has been postponed un- ;il Monday morning. Fitz, 27, is charged with first- degree murder in the stran- gulation death of Michelle Lynn Shelly) Day, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Day of Wa- erloo. Fitz, appearing briefly before !Iack Hawk county District Judge Peter Van Metre Friday, aid he didn't have money to employ an attorney. Judge Van 'Metre postponed he arraignment until fl a.m. loi.day to allow time for ap- car bombs in London, injuring more than 200 people. They began their hunger slrike immediately after sentenced Nov. 15. Forced feed-iwhich they said recognize a new ing, which began 19 days between the U. S. was stopped May 18 and the Arab world. then they 'had existed only on! Thc agreements establish a joint commission on economic cooperation and provide for mo- dernization of Saudi armed forces by the U. S. Secretary of Stale Kissinger said after signing that the ac- cords were "a new landmark in our relations with Saudi Arabia and with the Arab world." Saudi Prince Fahd Ibn Abdul Aziz Saud, heir apparent to 
                            

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