Cedar Rapids Gazette, August 21, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

August 21, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 21, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Chance of ruin lo- nighl with Ions (it) to j5. i'arlly duuily Thurs- day, highs 75 to SO. VOl.l'MK y> M MliKK 22! CKUAK KAl'IDS, IOWA, WKIJ.NF.SliAY. At Gl'ST 21, 1971 CITY FINAL 15 CENTS ASSOCIATED PKtSS, ITI, NEW YORK TIMES Decision Yet on Running Keeping "Probably" i WASHINGTON (AIM Pres-iefcllcr's statement that lit idenl Ford declared through a j thought Ford would run in 1976. spokesman Wednesday thai he! "probably will run" lor the na-i highest office in 1976. i Terilorst said he had dis Publicly changing his position 1 cussed the issue with Foid WASHINGTON (AP) Sen-! after assuming the night and again thi- ate Democratic Leader Mikejjdcncy, Ford relayed word Mansfield promised quick ac-injs .stance through White' "As you know in the p 1st tion Wednesday on Nelson lioek-1House Press Secretary Jerald .President Ford held the opinion el'eller's nomination 10 be ihe would not tcrl-Iorst president. Terllorst said "there is no i said. "He is now of the opinion There will be no delay or precise agreement" on whether he probably will run in 197C as- Mansfield told i Nelson Rockefeller, nominated suming of course he is nomi- nated by delegates at the Repub- national convention." before we go out in October." ticket. I Responding to other questions With overwhelming praise ex-! But teri-Iorst said this should! terHorst said he "dcfimteh postponement, iVlilliMKiu IUIUIIM.ISUH nunmiaieu Jlll! reporters, lie said every by Ford Tuesday to be vice- would be made ''to get it done j president. be on Ihe 1976; 1'C? cept from some longstanding Republican foes, Rockefeller's confirmation by congress is vir- tually assured, but there is some question about how long it will take. Chairmen of both the house and senate committees which will review the nomination have refused to commit themselves to any target date. After Election? House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rodino (D-N.J.) sug- gested again Wednesday the confirmation would that take not be taken as an indication wants to keep the word 'proba- that Ford planned to dump Rock- bly' in" his statement longer than the two months be- tween now and the Nov. 7 elec- tions. "Whether it's going to take eight weeks or ten weeks, what- ever time it's going to take, I think the committee will do it as quickly as we possibly Rodino said. But Rep. Hutchinson of Mich- igan, ranking Republican on the judiciary committee, said President Ford's confirmation as vice-president last year took eight weeks and if Rockefeller's takes any longer "somebody's going to be guilty of foot drag- ging." Rodino and Hutchinson were interviewed on NBC's "Today" program. Congress plans to meet only about six more weeks between efeller when he seeks election I to a full four-year term. "Position Changed" Rockefeller said on Tuesday 1 that he believed Ford had every intention of running in 1976, al-, though until Wednesday the] White House had given no sign that Ford was backing down front his earlier vow net to run for the presidency. Ford had made that state- ment during his vice-presiden- tial confirmation hearing. It "did hot seem appropriate" for a man being considered for vice-president to talk of running for the presidency, terilorst said. "Now his position has changed. Therefore his view has changed." But. barring unforeseen dcvel-i opments, the G.O.P. nomination in 197G is Ford's virtually for the asking. 'Open' President Proves He Can Keep a Secret WASHINGTON (AP) Pres-j ident Ford, who promised an administration of openness and candor, proved he could keep a i secret. j Ford kept his choice of Nelson j Rockefeller as vice-president so! close to the vest that many top presidential, aides were left in WASHINGTON (AP) The fices and administrative facili-jof the expenditures were re- Telephoto SUSPECT Muharem Kurbegovic, front left, arrested as a prime suspect in the Los Angeles "al- phabet is taken to a police station by an unidentified officer. fye Recovery of Nixon-Home Items the dark until moments before j government is going to re-ex- ties. TerHorst's comment: response to questions at a news briefing when asked about Rock. the formal announcement Came'" accustomed t oiitcms in [quired for security protection. all publicly-financed Kissinger: No U.S. Policing For Cyprus MIAMI BEACH (UPI) De- claring that "we cannot be the world's Secretary of State Kissinger said Tuesday M i, n night that the U. S. will not be now and November. Congress is s scheduled to begin a Labor day Pressufed any mllltary recess Thursday and is m Cyprus, lively scheduled to recess again "We will not yield to pressure in October for re-election cam- but we will always listen to paigning. Kissinger told the American Legion Convention. FBI Probe will act on foreign policy Rodino and Senate trustees of the future. cons- Committee Chairman Cannon that we will be judged on (D-Nev.) set confirmation wcl1 we an enduring chinery, including requests for a and not how often we full FBI investigation, in motion bowed to the emotional de- immcdiatcly after President inlands of the moment. Ford named Rockefeller hisj jjpi Correspondent John Lawton reported the situation scooping major announcements through news leaks in sieve-like Washington, watched television along with millions of Ameri- cans to learn the identity of the new No. 2 man. Rockefeller had figured high in speculation all along. Prin- cipal shortcomings were his age. 66, and past battles with Republican conservatives. Ford never mentioned the age issue in public and the lengthy selec- tion period seemed to diffuse conservative doubts. Polled Congress Like former President Nixon in his choosing of Ford lasl year. Ford polled congress anc top Republicans on their recom- mendations for vice-president. Presidential counselor Robert Hartmann and his secretary tab- ulated the responses and gave Ford the results Friday night. Hartmann said no- name led all the lists. Each group submitting sug- gestions tended to favor persons from their own ranks, with gov- lon's Florida and California homes with an eye to recover- ng what it profitably can, ac- cording to the head of the Gen- eral Services Administration. Arthur Sampson said his agency will "look at every item" installed while Nixon was President, and then decide what should be done with them now. From Nixon's 1968 election until mid-1973, the government put worth of equip- ment and capital improvements into his homes at San Clemente and Key Biscayne. Other, larger sums were spent on adjacent of- Sampson said Tuesday that! Sampson said he is consider- the object of the examination will be to t, determine what is in b -1 3 the best interest of the federal government." Heavy Criticism He said it wouldn't be in the government's interest to dig up worth of wiring if the sal- vage value was only a few dol- lars. But other items no longer needed and easily removed could be reclaimed. The GSA was heavily cri- ticized when details of its spend- ing at Nixon sites emerged through news reporting and con- gressional hearings during 1973. The government claimed Office. if Nixon sells either or both of his homes there. As President, he used one for a vacation resi- dence and the second for an of- fice. The government leased two others in the compound for ad- ministrative and security of- fices. "We are looking at these leases said Sampson. He believes the government would have to do some work to restore the leased homes for residential use. But he said he believes it would not be obligated to do any work at the one Nixon used for "I haven't got that far said Sampson. Permanent Office He said aides have informally expressed Nixon's intent to make the former Western White House compound at San Cle rnente his permanent office. It is on a coast guard station adjacent to Nixon's residence. He is entitled to office support funds for six months under the Presidential Transition Act, then life undei idents Act. LOS ANGELES ;AP) A Yu- goslavian immigrant with a record of sex offenses has been arrested for investigation of murder, and police say he is the "alphabet bomber" whose dead- ly charges have killed three persons. Police and the FBI said Mu- harem Kurbegovic, 31, was taken into custody on Tuesday night after he planted a tape recording in a trash can in a rest room at a Hollywood take- out restaurant. They said Kurbegovic was the man who identified himself in telephone calls and other tape recordings as "Isaac military leader of an organization he called Aliens of America. The man's job supervisor said Wednesday that Kurbego- vic could not be MIP talkative bomber because Kurbegovic is a mute, but his landlady said he could speak. A police spokesman said Kur- legovic had refused to answer lueslions and said "he puts a block between himself and the outside world" end seems to go into trances. Spelling Threat He was called the alphabet bomber after threatening to spell out the group's name "in blood" unless immigration and sex laws were repealed. William Sullivan, assistant director of the FBI in charge of the Los Angeles office, said Kurbegovic was apparently act- ing alone and "at Ihis time it would be my opinion that there for the remainder of hisj js no such group as the Aliens of nder the Former Pres- America." ernors naming governors, and nominee. Both chairmen said a major I Cyprus generally calm question is how long it will take; Tuesday despite firing across to investigate Rockefeller's mul-j nle "Green Line" se- j Hartmann' timillion dollar financial hold- paraling Greek and Tur- I 'According to Hartmann. the ings to see whether there arc! Cypriot communities in oncc contajncd a Cosf of Living Rose 0.8 Percent in July WASHINGTON (AP) The cost of living rose 0.8 percent in July despite an easing in the increase in food prices, the gov- ernment said Wednesday. It was only the second time this year the monthly increase senators naming senators, saidjin the government's consumer price index has been less than Bureau of Labor Statistics said, however, workers man- aged to gain ground last month in their race with inflation. Spendable earnings, after tak- account for inflation, moved' bod.v riSht 110V Nicosia. In Ankara. Turkey accused the island's Greek majority of any conflicts of interest. Rockefeller flew into Wash- ington in his own plane Tuesday morning to accept the nomina- tion, held his first news confer- flew out to continue a 1 percent. The July increase would ing up 0.2 percent. But since it was only the sec- monthly increase this year, real spendable earnings were names was whittled down j amount to an annual rate of in- to about six last Friday. FBI nation of 9.6 percent, still ahead director Clarence Kelley was of last year's 8.8 percent. His three principal aides now working in San Clemente are still on White House salaries. Nixon is entitled to j for other expenses of his presi- dential transition but he hasn't received the money yet because it has not been formally appro- priated.. As a result, there's been no money available to buy sta- tionery to answer more than letters received at San Clemente, Sampson said. Aide Salaries His agency and congressional appropriations committee are working on a speedy resolution of that problem, he added. After six months, Nixon will same as when Nixon was entitled to a year for ident. salaries of aides. He additional- "Will Stand By" Sampson said he has had no discussion with Nixon's repre- sentatives on whether the Key Biscayne houses will be sold. A spokesman for the secret service, which will provide life- long protection for Nixon, said that agency will "stand by and let the dust settle and see what his (Nixon's) intentions are. We're not going to push any- He said security protection continues at Kcv Biscayne the 5.3 percent less than a year1 As long as security require- Uy will receive allowances for of- earlier. jnients continue, many of the j [ice space, postage, some travel Food prices actually rose 0.1'government-financed installs-1 and some communications. as of July 31 were ll.glpercenl. But, because they usu- lions at his homes may have to; said those extra! fLmi-als higher than in July.Sally rise much more strongly retained. .itcrns be budgeted T..I.. (U _ SI___ ____.__ I t 1 Ir, nt ti-in h f ho I OtllU enl uu I ML I HUH ill v 11 t in t n c, _ _ NU iiui in nt'iL-mrf ri Thl! support lor Mxon s DETROIT tUPl) Gencrali The move by Ihe nation's No.! Ford Motor Co. President Lee said he shares the support lor s (lf pnwcrrui ox. Motors Corp. Wednesday automaker, "the said Tuesday that price'conecrn with inflation. uitli the legisla- Neither Chrysler Corp. nor American Motors has made any public disclosures on their prio "We're not trying to step in jing for 1975 models. Ford Increases No "Kilsv Soli and tell people they can do Ihis; and not Rush said. "What j we are trying lo do is let them, Gerstenberg, complaining that extent to which others exercise: He said he hopes possibly; a restaurant: know lhal if they take aclionsJGM will be absorbing about restnunl and the forces..... ma- w'hieh we consider unjustified, we will let the world know." per vehicle in unrecovered cost'of inflation can be brought increases when the 197.ris control." can be taken I Ihe Labor dayj ;