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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 21, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa W eat h er~ Chance of rain to-night with lows tit) to 85. Partly cloudy Thursday, highs 75 to 80. VOLUME 92 NUMBER 221 mct+e CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Mansfield No Precise' Decision Yet on Runnina Mate RHI' Vows Quick Rocky Vote WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield promised quick action Wednesday on Nelson Rockefeller’s nomination to be vicepresident. “There will be no delay or postponement,” Mansfield told reporters. He said every effort would be made “to get it done before we go out in October.” With overwhelming praise except from some longstanding Republican foes, Rockefeller’s confirmation by congress is virtually assured, but there is some question about how long it w'ill take. Chairmen of both the house and senate committees which will review the nomination have refused to commit themselves to any target date. Keeping “Probably" WASHINGTON (AP) — Pres-1efeller’s statement that he ident Ford declared through a j thought Ford would run in 1976. spokesman Wednesday that he “probably will run” tor the nation’s highest office in 1976.    TerHorst said he had dis- Publicly changing his position cussed the issue with Ford 13 days after assuming    the pres-j Tuesday    night    and    again this idency, Ford    relayed    word of    rooming, his new stance through White "As you know in the pasl House Press    Secretary Jerald    President    Ford    held    the opinion terllorst.    he would not    run,” terHorst { TerHorst said “there is no said. “He is now of the opinion precise agreement” on whether he probably will run in 1976 as- Nelson Rockefeller, nominated by Ford Tuesday to be vicepresident, will be on the 1976 ticket. suming of course he is nomi- j nated by delegates at the Republican national convention.” Responding to other questions, After Election? House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rodino (D-N.J.) suggested again Wednesday that the confirmation would take longer than the two months between now and the Nov. 7 elections. “Whether it’s going to take eight weeks or ten weeks, whatever time it’s going to take, I think the committee will do it as quickly as we possibly can," Rodino said. But Rep. Hutchinson of Michigan, 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 dragging.” Rodino and Hutchinson were interviewed on NBC’s “Today” program Congress plans to meet only about six more weeks between now and November. Congress is scheduled to begin a Labor day recess Thursday and is tentatively scheduled to recess again in October for re-election campaigning. FBI Probe Rodino and Senate Rules Committee Chairman Cannon (D-Nev.) set confirmation machinery, including requests for a full FBI investigation, in motion immediately after President Ford named Rockefeller his nominee. Both chairmen said a major question is how long it will take to investigate Rockefeller’s multimillion dollar financial holdings to see whether there are any conflicts of interest. Rockefeller flew into Washington in his own plane Tuesday morning to accept the nomination. held his first news conference, paid courtesy calls on some congressmen and then flew out to continue a vacation in Maine. Rockefeller’s nomination drew wide-ranging praise from con-, pressmen including Blacki Caucus Chairman Rangel (D-N.Y. >. But it drew disappointment from conservative Repub-1 beans including Sen. Coldwater of Arizona. Won’t “Set Well” Rockefeller refused to support Goldwater’s 1964 G O.P. presi dential candidacy and Gold water said Rockefeller's nomin-; adon “is not going to set well (Continued Page IO, Col. 6) But tcrHorst said this should    terHorst    said    he “definitely not be    taken as an indication    wants    to    keep    the word    ‘proba- that Ford planned to dump Rock- bly’ in” his statement eieller when he seeks election . g u t barring unforeseen devel-to a full four-year term.    ,opments, the G.O.P. nomination “Position Changed” in 1976 is Ford’s virtually for Rockefeller said on Tuesday I ask * n ^'____ 1 that he believed Ford had every 'intention cf running in 1976. although    until Wednesday the White House had given no sign That Ford was backing down ! from his earlier vow net to run i for the presidency. Ford    had made that state- Open' President Proves He Can Keep a Secret WASHINGTON (AP) - Pres-ident Ford, who promised an ment during his vice-presiden-, administration of openness and bal confirmation hearing. 'candor, proved he could keep a It “did not seem appropriate” | secret, for a man being considered for Ford kept his choice of Nelson vice-president to talk of running I Rockefeller as vice-president so ■for the presidency, terHorst close to the vest that many top said. “Now his position has presidential aides were left in changed. Therefore his view has the dark until moments before changed.”    the formal announcement Tues- TerHorst’s comments came in day. —UPI Telephoto SUSPECT — Muharem Kurbegovic, front left, arrested as a prime suspect in the Los Angeles "alphabet bombings," is taken to a police station by an unidentified officer. Eye Recovery of Nixon-Home items WASHINGTON (AP) — The!flees and administrative facili- of the expenditures were re-{ “I haven’t got that far yet, government is going to re-ex-!ties.    quired    for security protection. said Sampson. amine all publicly-financed Sampson said Tuesday that Sampson said be is consider-;    Permanent    Office I the object of the examination Alien Jailed Sn Alphabet Bomb Case LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Yugoslavian immigrant with a record of sex offenses has been arrested for investigation of murder, and police say he is the “alphabet bomber” whose deadly charges have killed three persons. Police and the FBI said Mu-harcm 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 takeout restaurant. They said Kurbegovic was the man who identified himself in telephone calls and other tape recordings as “Isaac Rasim,” military leader of an organization he called Aliens of America. The man’s job supervisor said Wednesday that Kurbegovic could not be the talkative bomber because Kurbegovic is a mute, but his landlady said he could speak. A police spokesman said Kurbegovic had refused to answer questions and said “he puts a bleck between himself and the ,, outside world” end seems to go into trances. items installed in Richard Nix- iy, bc t0 ;. dttenmn , wbat is in mg what to do at Key Biscayne Spelling Threat He was called the alphabet He said aides have informally bomber after threatening to response to questions at a news Reporters, accustomed to    ,    --------- - ---------- --------- ...    . briefing when asked about Rock. scooping major announcements     s ^terina ana California,^ best j n t ercst 0 f ^e federal' 1 * Nixon sel l s either or both of expressed Nixons intent to spell out the group’s name “in —----(through news leaks in sieve-like homes with an eye to recover-;government.”     his homes lhere - As President, make the former Western White b i ood ” un i ess immigration and #    ^    -    Washington, watched television ''hat it profitably can, ac-    „    he used one for a vacation resi- House compound at San Cle- sex laws were repealed. Kl^innpr* No aIon g ' vit h millions of Ameri- cording to th e'head of the Gen-;    Heavy    criticism    donee and the second for an of- monte his permanent office.    William    Sullivan,    assistant ivi jjii iv^v^i • i ^ w cans j earn j dent ity 0 f t h c eral Services Administration. j He said it wouldn’t be in the fice. The government leased two It is on a coast guard station director of the FBI in charge of UC P-J* * new No. 2 man.    Arthur Sampson said his government’s interest to dig up others in the compound for ad- adjacent to Nixon’s residence. the Los Angeles office, said • O, I OI ICI DQ Rockefeller had figured high a 8 ency W *N "I 00 *' at every $3,000 worth of wiring if the sal- ministrative and security of-1 He is entitled to office support Kurbegovic was apparently act-~    fs    in speculation all along. Brin-     item ” installed while Nixon was    vage value was only .a few dol-    flees.    funds for six months under the    j n g a j 0 ne and “at this time it I Of*    UVDrUS    cipal shortcomings were his    Resident, and then decide what    lars. But other items no longer    *.^ e    arc    looking at these    Presidential Transition Act,    vvould be my opinion that there • *    age. 66. and past battles with    should be done with them now.    needed and easily removed    j eas c s    now ,”    said Sampson. He    then for the remainder of his j    j s n o such group as the Aliens of MIAMI BEACH (UPI) - De-R epublican conservatives. Ford From . N A x _ on ’ s . 1968 etection | codd be reclaimed.    believes the government would]life under the Former Pres-America.” I daring that “we cannot be the! never mentioned the age issuei until mid-1973, the government The CSA was heavily cri-| have to do some work to restore‘dents Act. worlds policeman,” Secretary ,j n p ub ij c anc » the lengthy selec-P u * $M56>(H5 worth of equip- ticized when details of its spend-,    leased homes for residential His three principal aides now j of State Kissinger said Tuesday tion period seemed to diffuse ment and capital improvements ing at Nixon sites emerged use But he said he believes it working in San Clemente are night that the U. S. will not be; conservative dou bts.    ; int0    his    h °mes    at    San    Clemente    through news reporting and eon- wou i d not be obligated to do any (still on White House salaries. pressured into any military in-tervention in Cyprus.    ,    Polled Congress “We will not yield to pressure . Like f(>rm er President Nixon but we will always listen toG n his choosing of ford last reason.” Kissinger told the year - For d polled congress and American Legion Convention, j t0 P Republicans on their recom-“We will act on foreign policy mendations for vice-president. as trustees of the future, cons-1 Presidential counselor Robert cious that we will be judged on! Hartmann and his secretary tab and Key Biscayne. Other, larger sessional hearings during 1973 work at the one Nixon used f or ; Ni $ emitted to $450 000 sums wore spent on adjacent of-!lhe government claimed most an o(fice    | fo ™£ r     S cxpc . nscs    of    his    presi- Police said Kurbegovic, who had been employed until this week at a blueprint company in Los Angeles, was unarmed and offered no resistance when he wax arrested. Cost of Living Rose 0.8 Percent in July Kurbegovic, who has light, how well we built an enduring;Ulm®*! the responses and gave peace and not how often we |''° rd «* results Friday night | WASHINGTON (API - The, Bureau of    Samson said bowed to the emotional de-; Hartmann said no name led all cost of living rose 0 8 percent said , however, workers man- that agen> . y will "stand by and Ucmul,e ' ^m r «on said rn and?, of the moment.     1    tbo * Lsts -    ...     ! ' n ^ u * y despite an easing in the ^ j n g roun d j as t month I let the dust settle and see what 1    Aide Salaries Each group submitting sug- increase in food prices, me gov-     race    wj(h    infIalion    his    ,Nixons) intentions are. 1 gestions tended to favor persons, eminent said Wednesday, from their ow “Will Stand By”    i dential transition but he hasn’t Sampson said he has had no rec * ive<i [ h ^ moncy yet becausc , curly, short hair, was marched discussion with Nixon's repro- J*     been forma,,y W 1 * past newsmen at police head- I sentati\ es on whether the Key pnaiea    quarters    and    booked    in    connec- Biscayne houses will be sold.     As a re ®mL there s been notion with an Aug. 6 blast at Los A spokesman for the secret money availab,e t0 buy t ? ta ’ Angeles International airport 'service^ which will provide life-* t,onery , to answer . m ° re tban |that killed three persons and m-Labor Statistics ; semce * * nicn wm pr0V1C€ me | 200.000 etters received at San!j ure d 35. long protection for Nixon, said     caif i     J    .    , , ..    . —.—--- bi    jriprm>ntf»    Sam. bon said.    I    Last    Friday    night,    in    response to a warning from the man who called himself Isaac Rasim, po- His agency and congressional,found a 25-pound bomb a lo iavur persons ernmem sam neuncsuuy.    nnt    an'ma In nn«h anv-i    •    .•    u*    -    .    -    * uu,,u    « *rpwiiu wmu n ranks, with gov- It was only the second time Spendable earnings, after tak-    ^     p    (appropriations committee are planted in a locker in a down- g governors, and this year the monthly increase;^ account for inflation, moved “ odv r 'S htn    '.working on a speedy resolution (own bus s(a|jon The devjcc tag senators, said rn the government's consumer up 0.2 percent.    He    said    security Protection iof that problem, he added.     was disarmed . UPI Correspondent John Lawton reported the situation on Cyprus generally cairn    . crnors    naming Tuesday despite firing across    (senators    naming senators, said.in the    government’s M. -    ,    ..    ,    „    „    ... the V. N. "Green Line se- Hartmann.    price index has been less than But since it was only the sec- continues at Ney Biscayne me Aftcr six months, Nixon will parating the Greek and lur- According to Hartmann, the I percent    ond mopthly increase this year, same as " den Nixon was res-j^ entitled lo $96,000 a year for kisli Cypriot communities in |js , wh|ch once contained a Thc July increase would real spendable earnings were ldent .    salaries    of    aides.    He    additional- After    Kurbegovics arrest po- Nieosia    (doien names was whittled down (amount to an annual rate    percent    leas    than    a yeai '> tang as security require- iv will receive allowances tar of- lice aided byb.mib-snining • in Ankara, Turkey accused to about six last Friday. FBI nation of 9.6 percent, still ahead earlier.    jments    continue,    many    of    the,fice space, postage, some travelisearc t , is , >    P L _, the island's Greek majority of director    Clarence Kelley was    of last year’s 8.8 percent.    Food prices actually rose 0.1    government-financed    install-    and some communications    /.arb* massacring 57 Cypriots of lur- asked to    check the background    Prices as of July 31 were ll 8    percent. But, because they usu-    bons at his homes may    have to Sampson said those    extra in,,y oescrioea a* a (arg ca kish origin during the fighting in of three    vice-presidential possi*    percent higher than in    July,    ally rise much more strongly in    be retained.    items will be budgeted    each a village near the eastern portabilities,    among them Rocke-    1973, the government said.    That    ('July, the labor department ad-;    One non-security    item the    year in consultation with thc of Famagusta.    I    feller, and report back any de- is the biggest 12-month jump justed the change for seasonal j government installed at each former President. Premier Bulent Ecevit threat- rogatory material about them,    since the year ending in Sop-variation. The result was 0.4 location    was a flagpole.    “As    time    goes    on,    needs di-| UI S ’ ened unilteral Turkish interven-l Ford did not ask checks on tember’ 1947, when thc increase percent drop as far as the in-! What’s going to happen to m j n i sb an d we reduce our com tion to prevent atrocities if the U. N. and the island s Greek leaders fail to act. I . N. peacekeeping troops on C’>prus Wednesday ignored a Turkish order to get out of the port of Famagusta and patrolled the deserted streets of the strategic east coast port Turkey captured last week. A U. N. spokesman said a request by U. N. authorities for ; clarification of the Turkish demand to quit the port had gone unanswered at 3 pin. (8 a m. (Continued Page 3, Col. 7 ) was ^-8 percent. dex is concerned them? mitmcnt,” he said on a basis of ment and hauled away what hey described as a large c f chemicals and explosives. They said the haul included (numerous bottles of clear liq* several cans of gunpowder, a large spool of electrical wire, a cassette tape re corder, GM Bows to Ford, Trims Increase experience with three other past . ’ Presidents, Harry Truman, numo r Dwight Eisenhower and Lyndon Johnson, Thc GJS A provides the ac-counting support for Nixon's use of the transition money and sub-sequent annual budgets. But CDTI, nearly 24 hours after it; DETROIT (UPI) — General;    The move by    the nation’s No.I    Ford Motor Co. President Lee    said he shares the President Motors Corp. Wednesday bowed I automaker, the    acknowledged    lococca said    Tuesday that price    concern    with inflation. to pressure from the White price leader, was    seen as a K es -i ncreases on    1975 models might    I ^ be    na ^ional problem    dei House to help fight inflation and ture to take off the pressure. .. .    .,     av «raeo    8     no * y ^ e ^ to an easy i>u ‘ utKn there’s no such help whatsoever announced it is trimming $54 that bas been building since. M '    \ h    nor can it be solved by one seg-f or his personal finances, Samp- from its planned price hike Aug. 9 when it announced a IO-    percent, ot $418 per \ehick, ten-    t^ent of our society, one in- son said averaging nearly $500 on its 1975 percent increase.    tat iv ely set    b> the lirm as    dustry,    or one company,’    Ger- cars and trucks.    commends    GM    month.    (    bt    u'    sin!    Ut    can    say    this President Ford wsts sharply    lacocea said his company    — if every industry had a price critical of the hike and had    Kenneth    Rush, President    must have a bigger increase    record equal to that of the au (called for a reduction. Today s Index Comics Crossword Daily Record Deaths Editorial Feature Farm Financial Marion Movies ....... Society Sports State Television Want Ads TI) TI) SA 3A 6 A TC SD i.r. MC 10B-13B 11 Mil) 1C-3C IOC I0IM3D was sent, He said Swedish U. N troops are still there. Ankara sources said the Turkish government is going ahead with plans to set up a self-sufficient Turkish Cypriot state in the part of Cyprus occupied by J Turkish forces. The sources Raid the Turkish government still wants Cyprus, 1975 model cars. to become a federation of Greek being put on sale Gerstenberg, who had re Ford’s economic coordinator, I because the before-tax profits jtomobile industry, the nation commended GM for its action,{per car in the U S. are nowjinflation problem would I but declined to characterize the under $100 w ith costs increasing (solved rollback as either adequate or j at the rate of $50 a month per inadequate,    (car. “I’m very encouraged b>; it is regarded a their action.” Rush said in aa [however, that Ford would raise interview. “I think it shows a J its prices substantially more commendable desire to join in than GM. The average increase on GM s| the fight on inflation.”    j Neither Chrysler Corp. nor Ford Increases public disclosures on their pnc Health Insurance Push Is Stymied “This reduction is our response to President Ford s appeal to all segments Of the American public to help fight inflation.” GM Chairman Richard Gerstenberg said in a three-page news release. which are as soon as be | WASH INGTON (AP) - House ways and means committee cf ted forts to reach a compromise on the White House’s jawboning for national health insurance legis-unlikelyj just over one week, hinted there Ration suddenly collapsed Wed-would be further increases it Inesdav with the panel hopeless- inflation's pressure don’t mod-hv tem over tax and revenue is-     a ‘ r ” s . . Tnan en . t ,    .    ran    in    through    a    side    door. ■ We feel that, in these ex-1 chairman Mills (D-Ark.) sa.dN owed armed Pl^'K^he.v a gas mask, and a of books on how to make bombs. Police would not say what thc clear liquid was. but they said all of the material found could b«* used in making a powerful explosives Sullivan said it was not known where the explosives were obtained. A police spokesman said plainclothes officers and FBI agents had been followin'* Kurbegovic for more than 18 hours prior to his arrest at the restaurant. Carl’s Jr. “Mild looking Witnesses at the restaurant described him as “mild look-Tim Ries, 26. night man- American Motors has made any traordinary times, we are doing it would put the issue aside for our part.” the GM chief execu- tfu time being because “there live said. “Whether there will is no majority consensus now” be further price increases on on what to do with the legisla-our products will depend on the tion. (Continued. Page 19. <T>! 4 and Turkish Cypriot states. But dealers receive them, is now ; “We’re not trying to step in !j n g action for 1975 models. they said Premier Bulent Ecevit $446, including SUK) to $160 for and tell people they can do this     t    _    _    ,    .    ,,    im* lunier prier increases un an wmn iu u>» mui me le^iam-. y -    «    i'hucklt* is not waiting for the Greeks emission control equipment, $20 and not this,” Rush said. “What    ' ution    our products will depend on the j Hon. and Greek Cypriots to withdraw for higher destination charges we are trying to do is let them Gerstenberg, complaining    that    extent to which others exercise He said he hopes that possibly    Sign in a restaurant:    All their opposition to the modified,and the remainder to cover the know that if they take actions^GM will be absorbing about    $100    similar restraint and the forces health insurance can be taken    the lobster you can eat form of partition Turkey is dr-1 higher costs of labor and nut-which we consider unjustified, 1 per vehicle in unrecovered cost of inflation ean be brought up following the Labor day $49 95    c    oevrithi manding.    Iterials.    'we will let the world know.” (increases when the 1975s debut, under control. ’    !recess.    ^ I    v