Cedar Rapids Gazette, August 28, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

August 28, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 28, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Cloudy tonight with lows in 50s. Chance of rain Thursday with highs 70 to 75. CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CKDAK HAI'IUS. IOWA, WKRNKSUAY. AUil.ST 28, I9V4 ASSOCIATED 1'KKSS, 1.P1, NEW YOKK TIMES 'NO COMMITMENT 1-380 Route En Hiawatha Suggested By Dale Kueter Iowa highway commission planners have concluded that a direct route through Hiawatha remains the best choice for lo- cation of interstate 380. Corridor Engineer Bob Humphrey said the commis- sion's study of the route through Hiawatha and an alternate west of the community has been completed. "We now plan to present the conclusions to the Linn county regional planning commission and city councils from Hia- watha and Cedar Humphrey said. He hopes to schedule the session in the next several weeks. Common Termini Humphrey said the study in- volved the common termini for both the east (through Hia- watha) and west (alternate) routes, beginning at Collins road NE in Cedar Rapids and ending a half mile south of Center Point. The west route generally would be located two miles west of the east route before coming together south of Center Point. The highway commission's study produced the following re- sults: east route is 11.5 miles long, or 1.4 miles shorter than the west route. east alignment would, at present day construction costs, require million to build, million less than the west route. annual road user cost for the east route would be million, million less than the west route. Road user costs are computed by taking the number of vehicles expected times a cost-per-mile factor based on operations, maintenance and time spent. route would have particular environmental ad- vantages over the other. Humphrey said while the east route would pass within three blocks of the Hiawatha school, it "will be far enough away not to interfere with the educational process." M o r c o v e r, he said, the railroad tracks through Hia- watha make the east route more adaptable for the interstate than the alternate to the west. While the commission claims neither route would cause unac- ceptable air or noise pollution, Humphrey noted that the west route would logically produce 1.4 miles more emission and noise. Reduction In addition, he said, the route through Hiawatha will pull more vehicles off highway 150. reducing the amount of stop and go traffic in the community. Both the east and west align- ments pass through three school districts, but neither would cause any serious school busing problems, the commission study showed. Humphrey said the cost fig- ures for the two alignments list- ed above do not include the con- struction of an intersection at Collins road NK. Configurations The commission, he .said, looked at four configurations for the Collins road interchange. Costs of the four ranged from million to million. The 1 e a s t expensive _ interchange cosl, lie added, was'one built in c o n n c c I i o n with I he route through Hiawalhn. Humphrey said there could be olhor factors brought to the commission's attention that could change the picture, hut Ihiit based on present informa- tion Ihe direct route through Iliawalha will be recommended lor con.slruclion. Russians End Space Flight; Failure Seen MOSCOW (APr- Less than 40 hours after they were hurtled into space, two Soviet cos- monauts aboard Soym 15 aie [returning to earth without dock- ing with an orbiting Russian space laboratory, Tass reported Wednesday. The Soviet news agency no explanation why the cos- monauts, Gennady Sarafanov and Lev Demin, would not link up with the Salyut 3 unmanned laboratory. Earlier reports in- dicated the two spaceships would link up. Ceased Transmission? There were unconfirmed re- ports in Moscow that Soyuz 15 i had ceased radio transmissions Asked about the reports, a So- viet spokesman said the two So- viet spacemen "are probabh saving energy for the landing process." Any docking failure might raise new questions about the scheduled linkup next July with an American space vehicle. However, a U.S. space agency spokesman said in Washington it would not affect plans for the linkup between a Soyuz and anj American 'Apollo spacecraft be- cause a completely new docking system jointly designed by the Americans and the Russians will be used for that mission. Tass said only that the Soyuz 15 made many approaches to the space lab, "made observa- tions of the approach to the sta- tion." and inspected Salyut 3, which was sent up June 25. Piloting Technique Tass said, "Under the pro- uURT RO I Ford Rules Out Return To Controls I WASHINGTON (AIM Pres- ident Ford said Wednesday that ihe subscribed to the view that Richard Nixon has suffered enough over Watergate, but WASHINGTON (UPI) The added that it would be "unwise ;EllroPoan Common Market wil1 and untimely for me to its Purchasc of American any commitment" as to what feed about 10 percent would do if the former thc ncxt year in an cffort to ident should face criminal rising US' food Priccs> lho cculjon market's agricultural commis- Responding to the first said Wednesday. lion at this first White House news conference, Ford said he shares the views expressed by Vice-president-designate Rocke- feller, who has said "the tone and the mood of the country" is Tclcohoto AWAITS SENTENCE Robert Preston, right, army private who has pled guilty of stealing a heli- copter and flying it to the White House grounds, talks with his military attorney, Capt. Herbert Moncier, outside the Fort Meade, Md., courtroom. Preston could get a two-and-a-half-year sentence. that Nixon should not face fur- ther action. But Ford later said a presi- dential pardon for Nixon is an iption, and one he might ul- imately consider. But he re- peated that he is making no :ommitment now. "Of course, I make the final he said when asked vhether presidential pardon remains an option. "I do have he option as President to make gram of the second day, the cos- monauts made experiments to perfect the technique of piloting the ship in different flight re- gimes "According to reports of the crew and data of teleme.tric in- formation, the cosmonauts feel well. The crew is concluding the flight and is preparing the spaceship for the return to the earth. The Salyut-3 station con- tinues the flight in the automat- ic regime on the preset pro- gram." Soyuz 15, which was given the name Dunai, or Danube, was launched late Monday from the Baikonur space center in Soviet Asia. Tass said (hen that the purpose of the flight was to con- tinue the work of Soyuz 14, (Continued: Page 3, Col. 8.) j (Continued: Page 3, Col. G.) End of Park Hickel Loses Bid for Alaska Governorship Reservations: Suit Planned By Tom Fruehling The Cedar Rapids-based Park Reservation System will discon- tinue business Thursday follow- ing what company vice- president James Rossie termed a "mutual decision" by PRS of- ficials an dthe National Park Service. And, said Rossie, his firm is in the process of bringing suit against the government agency for "breach of contract." An interim contract gave the company, incorporated in Cali- fornia but run by Rossie in Cedar Rapids, the sole job of making campsite reservations for 21 national parks. Five-year Pact A five-year contract was signed by PRS. according to Rossie, but not by the National Park Service. He also said a performance bond was Arrest of Deserter on Border Stirs Debate PEACE ARCH INTERNA- TIONAL PARK (AP) The ar- rest of a U.S. army deserter who emigrated to Canada has touched off debate on who has sovereignty over land in this small international park on the U.S.-Canadian border. Ronald Anderson, 31. wa: ternational park at the Peace Arch." "There is a park, all right, and the border goes right through said Don Rosen- bloom of Vancouver, B. C., An- Canadian attorney. seized last Saturday at the border. He was transferred Monday to the stockade at Ft. Lewis, Wash., near Tacoma, while thc army prepares charges of absent without of- ficial leave. Anderson's lawyers say there are half a dozen wit- nesses and at least one photo- graph which establish that he was at least 25 feet north of the Peace Arch, which strad- dles the boundary, when he was caught and hauled back by American customs of- ficers. Anderson's wife, Marion, said in a telephone interview on Tuesday that after the incident she was told by ono of Ihe U.S. border guards: "Frankly, I think they're going lo let him go because he was taken 25 fcr-l on thc other side of the Peace Arch, on the Canadian side." However, she said that when she tried to get Ihe man's name Ihe next day, "They really gave me Ihe run-around." Kd Kennedy, residenl U.S. nisloms agi'iil, said, "It's an in- derson's "There is no international s zone, no no-man's land." Marjorie Anderson's Singer of American Seattle, lawyer, said she might file a motion for habeas corpus in U.S. district court, charging that her client was arrested illegally. Anderson's mother, Betty Pe- terson of Poulsbo, Wash., said her son and his wife had ob- tained landed immigrant status in Canada and were planning lo become Canadian citizens. He was working as ;i carpenter in Mission, B.C. Mrs. Anderson said the cou- ple had crossed (he border about half a dozen times with- out incident during the last five years. Roscnbloom said he had been assured by Ihe Canadian gov- ernment in Ottawa "that they arc conducting a full-scale iiv Icrnalional and domestic inves- tigation." Lyall Hawkins, director of Ca- nadian immigration for British established that Anderson was captured on Canadian soil "and Canadian sovereignly has been violated. Ihe next move will he up lo I lie exleriii'i! affairs de partmont." By Associated Press Conservationist Jay Ham- mond, a former state senate president known for his poetry, won the Republican gubernato- rial nomination in Alaska Tues- day, defeating a field of four other candidates which included o r m e r Interior Secretary Walter Hickel. Hammond will face the in- cumbent, William Egan, a Dem- ocrat who won renomination easily in a primary that also saw Alaskans vote overwhelm- ingly lo move their state capital Tom Juneau to a more central location. In Oklahoma, where primary votes were also cast Tuesday, House Speaker Carl Albert nailed down his 15th consecutive :erm in congress, and Gov. David Hall's try for renomina- tion ended in failure. Oklahomans also apparently rejected a controversial propos- al to legalize pari-mutuel bet- ing on 'horse races by county option. Hammond, 52, a commercial bush pilot, big game juide and former state legisla- tor from thc southwest Alaska village of Naknek, often read Ms own poetry to his colleagues while serving in thc senate from 1967 to 1972. With 348 of 44 prcccincts re- porting-, he had votes or about 48 percent. Only a plurali- ty is required for victory. Hickel had voles; former Gov. Keith Miller had and two minor candidates trailed far be- hind. In Nixon Cabinet Hickel, 55, is a former govcr- or who left the statehouse in 1969 lo join (he cabinet of Rich- ard Nixon. He was fired a year later after criticizing Nixon for isolating himself in thc While House. Hammond urged a cautious approach to Alaska's resource development and claimed all the other candidates, including Hickel, favored development at any cost. Hickel said much of Ham- mond's support may have come in crossover votes from liberal Democrats. Alaska's primary ballot is open. State Sen. C. K. Lewis, a member of the national board of the John Birch Society, defeated four other candidates in an upset for the G.O.P. nomination for the U.S. senate. Faces Gravel Lewis will face Democrat Mike Gravel, the incumbent, who defeated three candidates. Egan, seeking his fourth term, captured 93 percent of the vote against a token opponent. The voters 'approved moving the capital from Juneau, reach- able only by air or water, to a more central location presum- ably near but not in An- chorage or Fairbanks. In Oklahoma, Albert won easi- ly over the Democratic rivals for renominalion lo the house, and he has no Republican op- position in November. Hall, whose campaign suf- fered Jfrom a scandal involving kickbacks on slate contracts, ran a poor third behind State Sen. David Boren and Rep. Clem McSpaddcn. It appeared that a Boren-McSpaddcn runoff for the Democratic nomination would be necessary. On (lie Republican side. Slate Sen. Jim Inhofe won Ihe guber- natorial nomination. Senator Henry Bellmon easily turned Warner Italian Visitor WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Giovanni Leone of Italy I come lo the U.S. nexl month to talk with President Ford, who renewed an invita- tion extended monllis ago by liichard Nixon. Today's Chuckle If computers threaten lo take over the world, we can sihvays start forming them into commitlccs. That'll slow Ilicin down. Convrlolil Warning of Hijackings Of Yachts WASHINGTON (AF) Coas guard officers told congress Wednesday that more than 3( yachts could have been hijackec jy drug runners in the last ;hree years. The service issued a warning to mariners on the dangers ol u'jacking while Coast Guarc Commandant Admiral Owen iiler told a house hearing that he hijackers "are definitely dangerous. They're looking for a boat and a cover." Cmdr. M. K. Phillips testified that there have been four cases of drug-related hijacking that lave been documented, "but the possibility that as many as 30 more vessels may have fallen victim to hijackers or pirates cannot be discounted despite the ack of hard evidence." Phillips said the drug runners apparently took to the sea be- cause of increased law enforce- ment and surveillance along the J. S.-Mexican border. "Literally Hundreds" The hearings before thc coas' juard subcommittee of the bouse merchant marine and fish- eries committee were con- vened after the subcommittee chairman, N Y John Murphy ID- claimed "literal! hundreds of boats and hundred: of owners and crews have dis appeared" and were suspectcc targets of drug smugglers. After Murphy's assertion was disputed by the coast guard, subcommittee staff member aside a challenge by Carl Perian, insisted Murphy's Hornbeck for the Re- figures were accurate. publican nomination to the sen-i Perian said he asked the scr ate. Former Rep. Ed son led a six-man race for thc Democratic nomination. for drug-related cases o (Continued: Page 3, Col. 2.) Economic Indicators Stage Rebound; Up 1.8% in July WASHINGTON Thc government's measure of future trends in the economy rebound- ed in July on thc strength of an improved job picture and labor costs, thc commerce depart- ment reported Wednesday. It said its index of leading in- dicators pushed up 1.8 percent over June, when thc index re- corded its only drop so far (his year, an O.fi percent decline. The department said the s t r o n {jest pressure came from the cost of labor volved in production. Thc price- labor cost ration improved 3 percent, in July, meaning worth of labor produced worlh of goods, compared to in June. New claims for unemploy- ment benefits shrank to 282.00( in July, the lowest since No vein her. Other improvements were re- flected in a longer average work week, increased orders for du- rable goods, increased spending on factories and equipment and higher prices for industrial ma- terials. Exerting a downward influ- ence on the index were declin- ing slock prices and a dip in the number of building permits is- sued. Commerce Secretary Fre- derick Pent said. "Over-all in- dustrial strength is indicated, but inflation continues to blighl selected .sectors." lie noted Ihe index is 8.2 percent ahead of a year ago. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Butz praised the cooperation be- tween the two continents to meet one of the world's major problems and said the decision meant that despite a sharp drop in U.S. corn production, the gov- rnment will not have "o impose rain export controls to keep '.S. prices from skyrocketing. The action followed similar rord from Japanese leaders. Rising Prices The U.S. grain harvest was nard hit by the Midwestern irouth and without some sort of :hat decision. I do not rule it out." Ford said flatly that he caa foresee no circumstances under which "I can see the re- imposition of wage and price controls." Wage and price controls ar out, he said. Ford said it is up to Specia Prosecutor Leon Jaworski to taken whatever action he deems warranted against anyone in- volved in Watergate. He dismissed suggestions that as President his political views lave begun to veer away from conservative Republicanism. "Right for Country" He said his stated willingness to extend amnesty to draft re- sisters who give service to the country and his choice of a iberal for vice-president "don'l 'all in the political spectrum right or left." Rather, Ford said, these were judgments "I think are right for ;he country." He said he plans to make use of Rockefeller in framing do- mestic policy as well as ir :oreign affairs, where he said the former assistant secretary of state could make "a signifi- cant contribution." Also, Ford said, Rockefeller will be chairman of the exeeu live subcommittee on assuring (Continued: Page 3, Oil. 7.) change in grain exports agricul- ural experts feared food prices might rise faster than already anticipated. Retail food prices are expected to be up 15 percent by the end of the year over 1973. "When you have to cut back your own consumption, it is nor- mal that we try to do the Petrus Lardinois, the Common Market agriculture commissioner, said at a news conference held jointly with Butz. The two officials and aides met Tuesday and Wednesday at Butz' invitation to review the ;rain and food price outlook. Butz praised the European ;pokesman for agreeing to 'share with us and the rest of he world" the impact of price ncreases and reductions in sup- ilies of livestock foods, espe- cially pork and poultry. Largest Customer Lardinois' estimate that the Common Market, the largest overseas customer for U.S. corn and other feed grains, would reduce purchases "approxima- ely 10 percent" indicated a re- duction of about 40 million bush- els in purchases. The Common Market official ;aid he will propose adoption by the market's governing council of a number of unspecified steps o reduce the grain imports by cutting European use of feed in ivestock production. Lardinois, who earlier had ex- pressed alarm the U.S. might adopt export controls, said he was now convinced that U.S.- luropean cooperation can avoid such a step. Butz said cutbacks to Europe and Japan will help hold 1974-75 U.S. corn exports to 750 million to 900 million bushels, about 300 million bushels below the 1973-74 export total. At the same time, with the U.S. corn crop current- ly estimated 12 percent below Polish Official Wil I Visit U.S. WASHINGTON Gierek, first secretary of Po- land's Communist party, will come here Oct. 8, the first top- level official from that country to visit the U.S. since World war II, a White House spokes man announced Wednesday. Gierek and President Ford last year, domestic use of corn will review developments affect- ing relations between their coun- ter producing poultry, beef, pork and other livestock will tries and exchange views on decline sharply, other matters of mutual interest, John llushen, deputy press sec retary said. Hushen said Gierek was com- ing in response to an invitation extended bv former President Not Fighting Interlock Ban Nixon when Nixon visited War- saw in mid-1972. Today's Index Comics Crossword Daily Record Deaths Editorial Features Farm Financial Marion Movies............ Society Sports Stale Television Want Ads .........6D .........61) .........3A .........3A .........6A ..........1C .........7D .........tili .........8C 10IMIIB .....1D-5I) ......1C-3C ........12C WASHINGTON (AP) The j transportation department in- ____i dicatcs it will not fight a propos- !al approved by the house and pending in the senalc that would prohibit it from enforcing thc regulation requiring interlock systems. However, a .spokesman said the announcement did not mean that Ihe d e p a r t m c n t has jdropped the requirement. Ho 'said it would probably wait and jsee what action thc senate I lakes. Manufacturers now must ei- ther equip Iheir aulos with scat, belt interlocks tiir.t prevent thc driver from starling his car until the hell is fastened or with bells and a passive restraint [system. ;