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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette September 14, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 14, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather— Clear and turning warmer through Sunday. Lows in mid 40s. High Sunday in lower 70s. LO fhtptdo CITY FINAL 15 CENTS VOLUME 92 - NUMBER 248 CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMESGUNMEN ACCEPT MEDIATION Gardner Named To DOT White House Delays Nixon Tape Transfer WASHINGTON (AP) - At the request of the Watergate special | prosecutor, the White House has I agreed to halt at least temporarily the planned transfer of Richard Nixon’s tapes and records to Nixon’s control, an informed source said. The agreement by Philip Bu-chen, counsel to President Ford, came Friday during a two-hour DES MOINES - Gov. Robert Ray Saturday announced the appointment of Donald K. Gardner, 51, Cedar Rapids Republican, to fill vacancies on the newly-created state Department ..    .    ..    ......    „ of Transportation (DOT) and    at    the    White    House the Iowa highway commission In both cases Gardner, former Cedar Rapids parks commissioner and presently chairman of the city’s airport commission, will succeed Harry Reed, Winterset Republican, who resigned recently, citing the possibility of a conflict of interest. with Henry Ruth, deputy special prosecutor, and Phillip Laco-vara, counsel to the special prosecutor. The two prosecutors objected that the agreement between Nixon and the government would hinder the continuing investigation of the Watergate conspiracy, the source related, and they asked Buchen to negotiate another agreement with Nixon that would be less restrictive from their viewpoint. Buchen declined, according to Donald Gardner Ray named Gardner to complete Reed’s unexpired terms, which run until July I, 1975, on the highway commission and until July 1,1977, on DOT. Phase Out DOT is taking over responsibilities of the highway commission and all others with those of Nixon Doctor Reports New Clot in Leg SAN CLEMENTE (AP) - A new, painful blood clot has developed in the left leg of Richard Nixon, and his doctor said the ex-President is suffering from “severe strain and physical fatigue.” However, the doctor. Air Force Major Gen. Walter Tkach, said Nixon is “mentally alert” and hospitalization has been ruled out at the former Chief Executive’s request. The new clot apparently is not considered extremely serious because Tkach took an air force jet back to Washington des" which'1l^uTP^hase"ouf'of1 at"the>"apeman to ms tormer doss. busine^ on June    *“■* ruld retun'.” a week    ^ this account, but instead agreed that control of the material would not shift to Nixon until further discussions with the prosecutors. Pact Terms Under the terms of the agreement announced Sunday at the same time Ford pardoned his predecessor, the tapes and documents would be transferred from their storage cache in the White House basement to a government building about IO miles from San Clemente, Calif., where Nixon maintains his estate. For a period of three years, Nixon agreed not to withdraw any of the originals of the documents in storage, but access to the materials was expressly limited to him or to anyone authorized by him. Ford held a strategy and picture-taking session with ll Republican candidates for governorships at the White House Friday. The Washington Star-News Saturday quoted Gov. Winfield Dunn of Tennessee as saying Ford told the group he “might be able to explain in the not-too-distant future a number of things” about the pardon. The newspaper said Ford may give a personal explanation next week and may reveal confidential information that figured in his decision, according to politicians who met with him.” Two Efforts More details emerged about Nixon’s last days in the White House. Frank Strickler, an attorney for H. R. Haldeman, confirmed that his client made two last-minute efforts to win pardons from Nixon before he resigned. The first attempt, Aug. 7, came in a personal call from Haldeman to his former boss. Speaker's Likeness —UPI Telephoto Sculptor Fredda Brilliant displays her clay model of a bronze bust of Speaker of the House Carl Albert to Albert at the Capitol. The bust was commissioned by St. Peter's college of Oxford university, England, and will be permanently displayed there. Albert attended St. Peter's as a Rhodes scholar in 1931-34. began operations last July I. In Cedar Rapids, Gardner told The Gazette: for further examination. Working Each Day Tkachs’ statement, released Loophole Allows Oil Overcharges ander Haig, Haldeman s succes-; WASHINGTON (AP) — A FEA General Counsel Robert later be passed along as higheritions allowed them to recover snr as W'hitn House ehief nf    c______________:___  Ll    _    .    * sor as White House chief of loophole that was deleted from Montgomery said Friday.    prices    to    consumers staff, should take the call The next day, just hours be the cost of this crude from those a first draft but later inserted in ‘‘Who did what is unclear,” he The loophole came in a provi- refiners. Holding 9 Embassy Hostages THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Three Japanese terrorists holding the French ambassador and eight other persons hostage in the French embassy agreed Saturday to accept a mediation offer by Egypt’s envoy to Holland, the government announced. The gunmen had threatened to kill the hostages unless an arrested colleague was turned over to them. Police were holding him at an airport. The mediation offer was made by Ambassador Galal Ezzat Abdel Wahab Ezzat, who speaks Japanese fluently. Telephone links broke down earlier between the terrorists and police but were restored after about three hours. Off Hook Officials said the terrorists left their phone off the hook and were persuaded to put it back after authorities instructed them to do so by scrawling instructions in Japanese on rolls of paper on the sidewalk. The terrorists, members of the Japanese Red Army which massacred 26 people at Israel’s Lod airport in May, 1972, threatened to kill their hostages one by one if an imprisoned Japanese ! in Paris was not turned over to them by 3 a m. Saturday, but the deadline passed without apparent incident. A second deadline 30 minutes later passed as well and the fourth floor remained quiet. At one point witnesses said they thought they heard a shot coming from the floor, but police said they did not believe shots were fired. Two Wounded “My initial reaction is one of prjday by a Nixon aide who fore Nixon went on nationwide regulations without proper au- Struct what hannenrd paciirn anH orafitnHp that '      u..    z-I-    loUicmn Id    hic    K    1    .    ..    alTULl    W    Hell    nappcnea pleasure and gratitude that: read it to newsmen by tele-Gov. Ray saw fit to select me phone, said: for these all-important posi-' tions. “I have found the former President to be suffering from "The challenge and problems severe strain and physical fa-are of major proportions and I hut he is mentally alert look forward to dedicating my time and effort and anticipate making a creditable and worthwhile contribution. “Initially, I have many more questions than answers regarding the problems that face the new organization. Will Resign “I will resign from the Cedar Rapids airport commission in order to properly fulfill my duties with DOT and the highway commission and I will give up any and all activities that might be remotely in conflict.” and has been working at his office at home each day. “The leg is swollen and painful. The clot from the earlier phlebitis, which is still present, causes the former President periodic pain. “Serious consideration was given to hospitalization, but it has been ruled out at this time based on former President Nixon’s wishes. Won’t Call Him “The former President will continue to receive medication and will be under doctor’s care, television to announce his resig- thorization may have cost the nation, James St. Clair, Nixon’s public more than $100 million in Watergate lawyer, invited overcharges, a Federal Energy Strickler to submit pardon pro- Administration spokesman says. a published set of oil allocation “We’re trying to recon- sion allowing refiners to boost) So large companies that both: Earlier, an exchange of gunfire between police and one of the gunmen inside the embassy shortly after the takeover left Just Enough Eight to IO major oil compa- prices just enough to pass along produced and refined crude were increases in the cost of the allowed to first collect cost (crude oil they were refining. hikes from other refiners they Producers were required dur- sold oil to and then from cus- a policeman and a policewoman nies are believed to have used ing the Arab embargo to share tomers who bought their own wounded. Two Proposals The loophole could be in-1 the loophole to register alleged favorable supplies of crude oil refined products Meanwhile, the man whose re- terpreted to allow companies to costs that may total $300 mil- with refiners whose supplies BUt jan 15 regulations lease tbe gorillas had demand- Strickler and John Wilson, an- collect twice for the same oil,'lion, he said. Those costs may jwere inadequate but the regula- picked up an unintended phrase ed was flown from his ^ in other Haldeman lawyer, rushed two proposals to the White House. One would pardon everyone connected with Watergate. The other would also have included pardons for those who violated draft laws during the Vietnam war. It was unclear whv St. Clair Oil Countries' Boost in Taxes, • Royalties Spells Higher Prices VIENNA (AP) — Gasoline and any increase would be passed solicited the proposals, and he heating oil will cost almost a along to consumers. Most com- Ap p a re n My (his means ^ a„ eva|ualion wi„ ^ madc | Gardner will withdraw as Re- on a weekly basis by Dr. Lund-gren and myself.” Tkach did not say how serious the clot is, and the aide refused to call the former White .House doctor to the telephone 1Dr. John Lindgren is a" publican candidate for Linn county supervisor, although it may be* impossible to remove his name from the Nov. 5 election ballot at this time. declined comment At any rate, Nixon did not grant the pardons. Decline Noted in Industry Output will have to resign as Iowa rep- Reach lnternist who specializes resentative of McFadzean and jn cardlol He hasVen the Everly Associates of Winnetka, M!v iwn,, . .    , 111. a park consulting firm.    famlly doc,or for    many As a highway commissioner. '    .    . suffering from Gardner will be paid propor-    nas suffering from * „ „    phlebitis,    an inflammation of a Bonally on the basis of a $9,500    ’    .    .. ,    ,    ,    .u    1    .    n.    vein. for severa months. annual salary for the last 9‘v months of Reed’s term. As a DOT commissioner, he will receive expenses only until that agency goes full time next July I. The 1975 legislature is expected to set salaries of DOT members, to start July I. 1975, during its session. Park Service A lifelong Cedar Rapids resident until accepting a post in (Continued. Page 2, Col 1.) WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve Board Friday reported an 0.5 percent decline in its industrial production index for July in August. It at-Longjtributed much of the decline to strikes in scattered industries, mainly iron, coal and copper. Agnew in london LONDON (AP) - Former Vice-president Agnew is in London for a three-day visit. penny a gallon more as a result panics have clauses in contracts of the decision of major oil-!with their customers making producing countries to raise such increases automatic, royalties and taxes on crude. Representatives of the Organi-| Can’t Block Them tallowing the price increases to j f>ar*s to Hollands Schiphol In- reflect the costs “of all avail-r0™811®113* able crude oil prior to making I Dutch police said the man, crude oil sales to comply with I identified by French authorities 'this program.”    as Yutaka Furuya, had been in I contact with the terrorists by Seeming Meaning    'telephone but that for the time Montgomery said this ap- being he would remain at the posted price of oil at levels set peared to mean the producers airport, last January. The posted price ^c0UId sell to other refiners as He was arrested July 21 at is the artificial figure on which required and recover the costs Orly field near Paris and found OPEC members compute their from them in the process, but to be carrying three different taxes and royalties, and leaving then include the cost of that passports and $10,000 in counter-it unchanged was evidently in- already-sold oil when calculat- feit $100 bills tended to further pressure com- jng the permissible price hikes Jamshid Amouzegar, the Iran- Pa"ies i"1® absorbing the hike.    th    ‘    products    made ~    -    ian    delegate    and    an    unofficial    Amouzegar    said    OPEC    dead-    from    the    balance. Countries meeting here announced Friday that all spokesman for the conference, ed t0 hike taxes and royalties to counter a 14 At the time he told police he had been ordered by the Japanese Red Army to kidnap Japanese in Europe to Montgomery said Phillips Pe- gain release of Japanese revolu- member states except Saudi admitted that oil-producing gov-    WM Arabia wen- boosting royalties crnments have no way to block ra,c m lmForts from mdustri- were among the companies • I-----------j—    1-------- alized munt™^    which    apparently used the “dou ble dip” in their accounting. He said Phillips had not raised its OPEC warned that as of Jan- pi-jees because of it. alized countries. Saudi's Stand and taxes by 33 cents a barrel (consumer price increases. on their oil exports, effective In announcing the increase, Oct. I.    the OPEC stressed that “this ad- The hike would raise thejjustment ... should not be average revenue for each gov- passed to ernment to $9.74 a barrel. Th OPEC ministers said the margin of profits still being to cojT^ting wy future deteOo- percent inflation troleum, Mobil Oil and Gulf Dictionaries. Demand Jet The terrorists demanded a Montgomery refused to name uary the inflation rate in such • • consumers, taking countries will automatically be other comDanics that rryav bf* in into consideration the excessive taken imo account with a view volved unti| the FEA completes an audit to determine the extent hike should come out of oil com-made by the international oil ration in the purchasing power o( ,he abuse panics’ profits, but company ob- j majors.” servers at the conference said I OPEC said it would leave the revenues of the member countries’ oil Meanwhile the justice depart ment is investigating the role of bus to take them and the hostages to the airport, and a fueled jetliner with a pilot and copilot ready to fly them to an undisclosed location. They said the hostages would be freed after they reached their destination. The Japanese ambassador in Seeks Notice Robert ^odand- Shigeru Hikota, es- Saudi Arabia, the world’s big- a Phillips employe........ ., gest oil exporter, did not partied- Bowen, in preparing the regula- lab,lshed a ,^wnand ^ lr! Date in th«* OPEC derision he- . ... .    the nearby U.N. embassy and tions. Ml H....... Tori<11Chuckle Getting a husband or a wife is like buying an old house. You don t see it the way it is but tfcc way you think it s going to be when you get it remodeled    Copyright SAN DIEGO (AP) Telephone bookworms here will soon discover the last entry in the new San Diego white pages is Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz/.z, the attention-getting listing of Citizens in Action. “When people see we’re the last listing in the book, we figure they will call to find out what we are,” said Charles Gordon, 42. the Zz’s mastermind. Gordon says this group is a non-profit organization designed to get citizens complaints to the right public officials. Callers attracted by the Zzs •— there ar© 21 of them — hear a recorded message asking them to write a letter to a public official about an issue that concerns them and send it to a Lemon Grove post office box along with $1. Then Citizens in Action makes four copies and sends them in packets of similar letters to four affected officals. The originals, also packaged together, go to the officials specified by the writer. “We store them all until we have 200 or 300 at a turn*,” Gordon said. “This is better than having one letter trickle in at a time. “We try to get people to write a letter at night instead of watching television. If letters were well written and directed to the right places, perhaps the legislators would take heed and see that we’re not going to let them walk all over us ” Citizens in Action, which takes no positions on issues itself, got about 400 letters a week during the impeachment hearings, Gordon said. The group started about 18 months ago "when things got really sticky after Watergate,” said Gordon, who is assisted by three friends. The plan has been publicized by small ads in community newspapers and on talk shows. Gordon, a Scrabble fan fascinated by words, said he came up with the Zz’s listing, which will be in new telephone books distributed next week, as a way of getting attention without spending much for advertising. “I called the company and asked them how many Z letters I could have on a line,” he explained. “They said 21 and I took it like that.” He said there’s one service the group won’t provide — “We won’t send any threatening or oddball letters.” pate in the OPEC decision be cause it is negotiating partial or was hired by the Federal ne^ot*ated wdb terrorists, total nationalization of the giant Energy Office for one year I'be drama begun late Friday AmAris»an-muruw4 jfjmnn «ii L 1    ,    afternoon    when    fbi*    terrorists embassy, American-owned company. But the OPEC communique said Saudi Arabia had backed coupling any increase in taxes or royalties with reduced pasted prices because “the increase in the average government take is justified only on the basis of excess profits realized by tin* international oil companies ” OPEC said some unidentified members would roll back production levels to sustain prices. The issue has led to a split between poorer members which want full production and members like Abu Dhabi which are prepared to ration their re-i serves. Aramco oil under an exchange program (Continued: Page 2, Col. 4.) Today s Index Comics ......... ........5 Church ......... ......3 Crossword ...... .......5 Daily Record ...... ..... 2 Deaths ..... 2 Editorial Features .. .......4 Financial ............ ..... ll Marion .......7 Movies .... 6 Sports ... 9. IO Television . ....... 8 Want Ads . 12-15 afternoon when the stormed into the rushed to the fourth floor and took Ambassador Jacques Sen-ard, live employes and three visitors hostage. Police quickly surrounded the building, took control of the first three floors and dispatched sharpshooters to surrounding (rooftops. Armored cars were brought into the area and civilians were told to evacuate nearby streets. Note Tossed Out The terrorists threw a note from a window announcing their demands. The note scribbled in (Continued: Page 2, Col. 5 ) * 0 ;

  • Abu Dhabi
  • Charles Gordon
  • Frank Strickler
  • Galal Ezzat Abdel Wahab Ezzat
  • H. R. Haldeman
  • Harry Reed
  • Henry Ruth
  • James St. Clair
  • Jamshid Amouzegar
  • John Lindgren
  • John Wilson
  • Richard Nixon
  • Robert Ray Saturday
  • Shigeru Hikota
  • Walter Tkach
  • Winfield Dunn
  • Yutaka Furuya

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: September 14, 1974

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